TODAY IS ONLY SCANDAL WILL DO’S
I’m so incredibly happy I want to PARTY all day!
For details on the contest and giveaways, scroll down to Post #1. It gives you the Contest lowdown.
Post #2 of this fabulous day is about one of the prizes offered in my Scandal swag pack, a signed, printed copy of my first published historical romance, Heart of Deception. It’s been out in e-book format for a little over a year, and since it’s rather short, I thought it would be cool to have it printed into little books that I could tuck into my Scandal swag packs as a little something different. In case you haven’t read Heart of Deception, here’s the blurb:
Celinda Graham—young, naïve, passionate—is head-over-heels in love with Andrew Finley, Viscount Hurston and insists on marrying him. Unfortunately, Andrew’s family has been feuding with Celinda’s for generations. When her father refuses to allow the marriage, Andrew proposes a scandalous way to get his approval. But Andrew has a secret that may spell disaster to his plans if Celinda finds out he is not what he seems.
And for the print copy of the book, Danielle Fine made this awesome cover!
Isn’t it gorgeous! The tagline is new also–In love, trust no one. It quite sums up this little historical romance. And a signed print copy of Heart of Deception is the prize for this post’s giveaway–given to a randomly drawn name from comments on this post. Be sure to leave an email address so I can get in touch with you.
I also wanted to let you know that Only Scandal Will Do is currently #83 on Amazon’s list of Historical Romance! Here’s quick peek at it:
Excerpt from Only Scandal Will Do:
“Lady Katarina,” the marquess said, taking her limp, cold hand. “I have been looking forward to this moment ever since I heard you were in London.”
That voice sent shivers down her spine. She remembered well the arrogance in it when he’d declared himself her master. Soft and silky now, his mouth poised over her hand, and the words sent searing heat that penetrated her long kidskin gloves. Only sheer determination kept her from snatching it out of his grasp, and fear at what might be said if she acted in any way as though she had met this man before. No one must know.
She made herself look at his face, into the dark brown eyes that gleamed with…apprehension? Amusement? Katarina twitched her mouth into what hopefully passed for a smile and said, “I am delighted to make your acquaintance as well, Lord Dalbury. Although I must confess that until just now I had not heard your name.” Although pleased to hear how strong her voice sounded, she feared she might choke on the lies she spouted. Kat slipped her hand from his and a measure of calm returned.
Jack was deep in his conversation with Lord Braeton, completely unconcerned about her. She tried to refrain from looking at the marquess, but he demanded her attention by addressing her again.
“I almost missed the pleasure of making your acquaintance, Lady Katarina. I left the ball just before midnight, but one of my carriage horses came up lame and I returned to ask Braeton for the loan of a replacement. Lady Luck surely smiled on me tonight.” His wide smile seemed genuine, his voice tinged with a hint of relief.
She sighed. Her last night in England and Lady Luck had to favor this fellow.
He continued on, disregarding her silence. “I understand from Lord Braeton that you and your brother only arrived from the colonies three months ago, Lady Katarina.”
She found it hard to keep her tone civil. “Yes, my lord. We came to England in early February.” As she had told him before! It helped not to look at his eyes. Instead she fastened her gaze on his cheek. He would likely carry those scars the rest of his life. She hoped it hurt his vanity every time he looked in the mirror.
He apparently saw where her gaze lay, for he ran his finger down the center mark. “Ah, I see you are curious about my wounds.” He shifted his weight slightly, drawing her a little away from the others.
“Is it a war wound, my lord?” she asked, feeling the return of her confidence.
“It is a badge of honor I wear, given to me by a worthy opponent who I underestimated in many ways. I now regret the chance encounter, Lady Katarina.” He lowered his voice. “She did not deserve the treatment she had at my hands. I make my most sincere apology for doubting her words to me.”
Kat stiffened at this offering. How could he stand there and try to apologize so cavalierly in a crowded ballroom? “Whoever she is, then, Lord Dalbury,” she said sweetly, “I hope your opponent is more forgiving than I would be.”
Now, just in case you were wondering, here are the Prize Packages again:
3rd Place Winner will win a Scandal swag pack
(Bookmark, signature card, business cards, magnet,
and print copy of Heart of Deception, my historical romance short story)
2nd Place Winner will receive a $15.00 Gift Card
1st Place Winner will Become a Character
in the third book of the Scandal series, Only A Mistress Will Do
And each post on my blog this week (including each of my four posts today) will be entered into my Instant Giveaways. Instant Giveaway prizes will include pieces of swag, e-copies of my books or a signed print copy of Heart of Deception.
Thank you all for coming by today. My next post will be at 2:00 pm and includes a free read!