Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Win a $20 GC - The Honorable Officer by Philippa Lodge

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Philippa Lodge will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


 
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Hélène de Bonnefoi’s spirit has been squashed by the ever-critical aunt and uncle who raised her. Serving as nanny and stand-in mother to her cousin’s child has saved her from the convent, especially after her cousin’s death. When suspicious accidents threaten the toddler, Hélène overcomes her near-blindness to seek the help of the child's father, a colonel in Louis XIV’s army.

Jean-Louis, Colonel de Cantière, has spent his life proving his worth, integrity, and honor, first to his family and now in the army. When his daughter’s caretaker appears in his camp during a siege, claiming someone is trying to kill the girl, his loyalties are sorely tested.

Hélène must convince Jean-Louis the threat is real. But the true danger is to the heart of a shy young woman who has always loved her cousin’s husband from afar and to the colonel’s desire to resist complicated emotions.


Enjoy an excerpt:

His first view of Mademoiselle Hélène took his breath away. She was sitting in a beam of light, smiling, her hair glinting gold in the sunlight and her pink lips parting as she laughed.

“Mademoiselle Hélène, the Colonel de Cantière is here to see you,” said the woman.

Jean-Louis bowed deeply, then found his little girl staring at him, wide-eyed. Mademoiselle Hélène’s features blanked, erasing the sunshine he had just witnessed.

“Ondine, chérie,” she said to the girl who peered around her, “it is your papa, come to see us. Get up and curtsey, ma petite.”

The girl stood up on the bench and bobbed clumsily, clutching at Mlle Hélène for support.

Jean-Louis hadn't seen his daughter since his wife's funeral over a year before. He drank in the little round cheeks, the tangle of short curls—shouldn’t her hair have grown more?— her delicate skin, and the huge blue eyes wide in fear. Ondine likely had no memory of him, yet her mistrust cut him to the heart.

“Please, Monsieur, join us for breakfast,” said Mlle Hélène in that soft, shy voice that made him want to protect her.

He gritted his teeth. He was being ridiculous. There was no threat here. Leftover nerves from the battle. Lack of sleep. The argument with the Prince de Condé to get two days to solve the problem. The journey to the inn had sapped what was left of his strength.

He sat across the table from the lady and his daughter and waved Fourbier to a chair. The innkeeper’s wife bringing bread, jam, and sausage.

They ate in strained silence. It had been weeks since he had eaten properly, even though he ate better than his soldiers. “Well, Mademoiselle, I would like the rest of the story of how you came to bring my daughter to a war.”

About the Author: Philippa Lodge is author of the Châteaux and Shadows series of historical romance set in Seventeenth Century France.

Philippa Lodge has been an avid reader since she asked her mother to point out where it said "Ma" in Little House in the Big Woods. She read everything she could get her hands on until grad school in French Studies, at which time she lost her reading mojo.

Only through the twin discoveries of Harry Potter and romance has she gotten her groove back and gone back to the stuff she loved about seventeenth century France: kings, swords, opulence, and love.

She lives in the suburbs of Sacramento, CA with her husband, three children, two cats, and a head full of courtesans (Oo la la!). She edits the newsletter for her local chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

The Writer's View: Suzanne Adams


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Suzanne Adams will be awarding an autographed copy of Musings of an Earth Angel (US only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

The view outside of my window!


Hello,

Thank you for having me! My name is Suzanne Adams and I teach people how to life a life of fulfillment and happiness. I am so excited to be here because I love talking about dreams! If you have a heartfelt desire, then it is meant to be yours and you should do everything you can to make it your reality.

The view outside my window is a gorgeous one, because I choose for it to be. You see we all are constantly creating our own realities. Each and every one of us has the power to do or achieve anything we put our minds to. I believe that we all have a very specific and unique life purpose and that the only way to be truly happy and fulfilled is to align yourself with that purpose. With the proper tools, dedication, and clarity, you really can have or do anything!

I am proof of this, as I have shifted my entire life around in less then 2 years. I have been able to accomplish things that once upon a time, I thought were impossible. You see everything is energy and based on the law of attraction, you can learn to attract things based on where you focus your energy. If you are curious and want to learn more about this and want to gain clarity on your life purpose, then check out my free video series here: https://suzanneadams.leadpages.co/life-purpose.

Thanks so much and I hope you decide to make the view outside of your window a gorgeous one too!

Love Suzanne

22-year-old Samantha Kingston had the perfect job, perfect boyfriend, and perfect Friday nights. When disaster strikes she loses everything and is propelled into a journey where evil and good, dark and light are battling for her destiny. Will the Demon Brigade viciously destroy her? Or will her Angel team and the Divine help her to elevate and see her real truth as an Earth Angel?


Enjoy an excerpt:

I looked at my reflection in his rearview mirror; my eyes wide with my pupils dilated, my face a sickly looking yellowish hue. Sweat continued to stream down my cheeks. Please, please just let me get back home. I did my best to hold in the hideous noises that wanted to escape my body. After Peru I thought the worst was behind me, but now I wasn’t so sure. I could feel my organs flailing around inside of me and felt a huge knot of pain on the inside of my throat.

My phone dinged with incoming texts.

The first was from Rose. Hey, what is going on, and do I need to come home now?

Absolutely not! I texted back. Stay and enjoy your birthday.

Ken, sweet Ken, also sent me a message. I hope you feel better and let me know if I can do anything or if you want company.

He was the polar opposite from Lucas. Rose had tried to get us together after Lucas and I split up, but I could never see him as more than a friend no matter how hard I tried. Another wave of cramping overcame my body, and I had to lay down across the back seat of the cab in the fetal position. Finally, we pulled up to my place. I threw twenty bucks at the cab driver and staggered out of the cab. The hail had given way to rain, and I was drenched by the time I got into my condo.

I stumbled through the doorway and barely made it into my kitchen, where I began to scream, releasing harsh, wretched noises. The foreign sounds were loud and nasty and came from a place of dark, deep-seated pain. They were unlike anything I had ever heard and did not feel like anything I had ever experienced before. I’d had episodes of uncontrollable sobs, random bouts of back pain, and massive unexplained waves of nausea for a while now, but this was different. This pain was magnified tenfold, as if a strong man had reached inside my chest and was ringing my heart out like a wet towel. I hunched over and a hollow, high-pitched shrill forced its way out of my mouth.

I felt as though I had an entity inside me, something dark and desperate, something that clearly wasn’t me, something fighting for its life within my body. I could feel my heart beating faster and faster and faster and even faster. I thought maybe I should have gone to the ER instead of coming home. But I knew that would have given my Uncle Bill all the ammo he needed to prove his theories about me true.

About the Author:
Suzanne Adams is an author, motivational speaker and Life Purpose consultant from Atlanta this is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and she's passionate about helping unlock what that means for you.

Suzanne's purpose is to teach people how to live a life of fulfillment and joy. She does this through teaching you her proven 5 step process to attract happiness and freedom into your life. Her first book, Musings of an Earth Angel, was just published this fall.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Win a $25 GC - The Trouble With Seduction by Victoria Hansen

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Victoria will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

MediaKit_BookCover_TheTroubleWithSeductionRebellious, Scandalous and Irredeemable

Sarah, Lady Strathford is ready for a little harmless frivolity with a man of her own age and her own appetites…surely that’s not too much to ask! After the death of her beloved husband years before Sarah is ready for an adventure… Enter the dashing, roguish – and baffling – Mr Cornelius Ravenhill.

Ravenhill, however, is not the gentleman he seems, and soon Sarah finds herself battling against the corrupt and harsh world around her as it threatens to destroy all she holds dear. The question is, will her seduction at the hands of Mr Ravenhill prove to be her saviour or her downfall?

Enjoy an excerpt:

"This excerpt is from an unedited ARC and there may be small changes in the final book."

“I have a favor to ask, Amelia.” Sarah rolled her cigar between her fingers. “It has come to my attention that perhaps someone connected to Edward’s accident was at your party a few weeks ago. Would it be possible for you to make a list of all present? And could you please include the servants and anyone else who might have arrived late, guest or not.”

“Oh, my, Sarah! Whom do you suspect?”

“I’m not sure. It’s for an acquaintance who thought they briefly saw someone there.”

Amelia’s face lit up. “This is all so mysterious. Who is this acquaintance?”

Sarah bit her lower lip and tasted rich Cuban tobacco. Yesterday’s image of Mr. Ravenhill in his revealing work smock appeared in her mind. She probably should have nothing more to do with him. Handsome males had always brought trouble. The very first boy she’d admired had teased her into breaking her leg. Its weakness would probably forever plague her.

She shouldn’t reveal he was the one who wanted the list, but she hated lying, and especially to her friends. “This acquaintance believes they have found a connection between the fire that killed Edward and the men who attacked…him.”

“It’s Mr. Ravenhill!” Amelia clapped excitedly.

Calista’s dimple twitched, and she shoved her cigar into her mouth.

Sarah wanted to make herself very small and slink away. This was exactly what she’d been afraid of, and these were her friends. She and Ravenhill were such a chestnut – a wealthy widow befriending a handsome rake, the younger son of a peer. “You purposely misunderstand the situation. There is nothing between us and that is the way it will stay.”

About the Author:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_TheTroubleWithSeductionAward winning, historical romance author, VICTORIA HANLEN, has worked at a wide range of jobs, from fashion, to corporate business, to treading the boards of stage and professional opera. A lifelong writer, she once put her skills to use in PR and advertising. But her favorite form of writing is stories with happily ever afters. Her first book, The Trouble With Misbehaving, was published in February 2016. Victoria and her husband live in rural New England surrounded by a host of wildlife.

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