I’m on Fresh Fiction talking about my muse, and giving away a copy of Desiring Lady Caro!! I’d love it if you could stop by and visit!
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Posted in Desiring Lady Caro, excerpts, Givaway, Historical, Monday Blogs, Regency, Release, tagged Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, Excerpts, Giveaway, Regency Romance, The Marriage Game on April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment »
On one of the last release tour stops, I’m on Bookworm2Bookworm today talking about Italian food and giving away a copy of Desiring Lady Caro! While I’m doing that, I invite you to post any excerpt of 500 words or less. Please keep it PG-13. Feel free to add your buy and social media links as well.
Here is mine from Desiring Lady Caro, regarding the food on B2B.
She tried to keep her tone light and reminded herself that she was not going to ruin this dream world, but then, unable to help herself, she said, “You do not have to stay with me, you know.” Suddenly her throat was sore. Yet she had to tell him. “I’ll understand if you need a mistress.”
Huntley scowled. It was the first time he’d frowned so seriously at her. When he spoke, his tone was harsh. “No.”
“You needn’t be angry with me.” What right did he have to be incensed with her when she was giving him the freedom to be with other women that most men wanted?
“I have no intention of being unfaithful. No good ever comes of it. This will all work itself out,” he growled, and went back to his pasta.
For some ridiculous reason, her heart lightened, and it shouldn’t have. This marriage was so unfair to him. The waiters returned with trays of other foods. Huntley must have planned another dinner like the one last night. She smiled. “Thank you.”
Shedding his frown, his lips tilted up. “I hope you like what the chef and I have selected. The dishes here are much more Austrian than Italian.”
As before they inspected the offerings on the sideboard, he hovered over her and helped her choose the dishes to try first. She turned her head toward him and, for a moment, their faces were close together. His gaze dropped to her mouth and rose, almost at once, back to her eyes. Her heart had stopped when she’d thought he was going to kiss her. Thankfully, he didn’t, but he was still too close. “I think I have enough food for now.”
He held out her chair and, after filling his plate, joined her. Once Caro had finished the last piece of venison, she leaned back in her chair. “All of it was wonderful. I don’t think I could eat another bite.”
A wicked smile appeared on his lips. “Oh, I think you might eat just a little more, my lady.”
He stood and walked to the bell-pull. After giving it a short tug, he sat back down. The door opened and a waiter entered the room carrying a large platter. She sniffed and sat up, then looked. “A chocolate torte? Oh, Huntley, thank you!”
The waiter placed the plate on the table and cut them both slices of the cake. She took a forkful of the piece Huntley offered, and sighed. “It has fruit in it as well.” Caro held out the next bite to him. “Here, have a taste.”
Leaning over the table, Huntley touched her hand as he guided the fork to his lips and opened them. She drew a sharp breath as warmth infused her fingers. What on earth was that tingling, and why was it suddenly so hard to draw a breath?
Posted in Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, Historical, News!, Regency, The Marriage Game, Winner, tagged Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, The Marriage Game, Winner on April 6, 2014 | 14 Comments »
Happy Sunday! What a week this has been!
I missed last Sunday because I was involved in the St. Thomas International Sailing Regatta, formerly the Rolex Regatta. That involved getting up early and arriving at the yacht club by 7 AM each morning. We didn’t get off the boat until around 5:30. Suffice it to say, that by the time I got home, all I wanted to do was go to bed.
here are some pictures.
This was day one on the committee boat. It was a 57 foot power catamaran, and a few of us still had to take seasickness medicine. The seas were 6-8 feet. But the wind was great all weekend.
After the races were completed, I saw this New Zeeland sailor. I loved his eyes, so I introduced myself as a romance writer and asked if I could take his pictures. Obviously he said yes.
Please check in with me on Facebook for any more blog tour stops.
Have a great week!!
Posted in Blog Tour, Book Review, Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, excerpts, Givaway, Historical, Regency, Release, The Marriage Game, tagged Blog Tour, Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, Excerpts, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, The Marriage Game on April 5, 2014 | 1 Comment »
It’s day 5 and things are slowing down a bit. I’ve also decided to only post the links that are live.
There was no excerpt to go with the recipe, so here it is.
“What is that?”
“It’s called Gröstel. I had it the last time. Very flavorful.” Huntley pointed to the small skillet in front of her. “That is Kasnocken. Small dumplings with cheese and onions. It’s quite good. Try it first and then, if you wish, you may have some of the Gröstel.”
Caro picked up her fork and took a bite. The tang of fried onions contrasted nicely with the nuttiness of the cheese. The noodles were softer than Italian pasta, and the cheese clung to them, infusing the noodles with flavor. This was so good. After she’d finished more than half of hers, Caro glanced longingly over to his. “May I taste some of that now?”
He speared some of it onto a fork and held it out to her. She closed her lips around it. The smoky flavor of streaky bacon mixed with fried egg and onions filled her senses as she chewed. She sighed. Not as good as the chocolate torte, but delightful all the same. “Wonderful.”
A smile pulled at his lips. “If I feed this to you, which I’m of half a mind to do, I’ll have every other husband here in trouble.”
Her eyes opened wide. “What do you mean?”
“Don’t look, but we’re the center of attention.”
She grinned as wickedly as she felt. “What if you fed me just one more bite?”
Posted in Blog Tour, Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, excerpts, Givaway, Historical, Regency, Release, The Marriage Game, tagged books, Desiring Lady Caro, Eileen Dreyer, Ella Quinn, Excerpts, Giveaway, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, The Marriage Game on April 3, 2014 | 3 Comments »
The Desiring Lady Caro Release Tour continues! There will be book giveaways, recipes, and strange, I mean interesting blog posts.
I’m also part of Eileen Dreyer’s Spring Fling giveaway at RomCom http://www.romcon.com/.
Today is also the day Night Owl Reviews releases their review of Desiring Lady Caro!!
During my last release, some of you asked for buy links. I have no control over whether the links are listed on another blog, but I’ve posted them after the cover.
Please stop by and help spread the word!!
Posted in Blog Tour, Book Review, Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, excerpts, Historical, Regency, Release, tagged Blog Tour, Contest, Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, Excerpts, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, The Marriage Game on April 2, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Blog Tour, Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, excerpts, Historical, Regency, Release, The Marriage Game, tagged Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, Excerpts, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, The Marriage Game on April 1, 2014 | 6 Comments »
On Thursday, Desiring Lady Caro releases! Each day this week, I’ll post my blog stops. If you want the complete list, it’s on my website.
Today, around 5:00 PM, I’m on Heroes and Heartbreakers with an exclusive excerpt. Those of you who read my short, and slightly shocking excerpt last Monday regarding the villain, Antonio, will appreciate the excerpt even more. I hope to see you there!
Posted in Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, excerpts, Historical, Monday Blogs, Regency, Release, The Marriage Game, tagged #MondayBlogs, Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, Excerpts, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, The Marriage Game on March 31, 2014 | 7 Comments »
Yey!! It’s release week for Desiring Lady Caro, book #4 in The Marriage Game! To celebrate I invite you to post your blurb or a short excerpt, as well as media and buy links.
Releases April 3, 2014
Ella Quinn’s bachelors are clever, charismatic–and determined to remain single. Yet one by one, they find that fate–and certain irresistible women–cast doubt on even the best laid plans. . .
Haunted by her past, Lady Caroline Martindale fled England for the solace of her godmother’s palazzo in Venice. But if Caro was hoping to escape the charms of marriage-minded men, she’s come to the wrong place. And she’ll resort to extreme measures to spurn the advances of a dangerously determined Venetian marquis. . .
Though most of his friends have married off, Gervais, Earl of Huntley, remains bent on eluding the parson’s mousetrap. But his convictions begin to falter when he arrives in Venice and meets his match in the alluring Lady Caro. What began as a hastily concocted lie to save her from the marquis may become a chance for them both to relinquish their fear–and embrace what they can no longer deny. . .
Posted in Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, excerpts, Historical, Monday Blogs, Regency, Release, The Marriage Game, tagged Desiring Lady Caro, Ella Quinn, Excerpts, Historical Romance, Regency Romance, The Marriage Game on March 17, 2014 | 15 Comments »
It’s time to strut your stuff, find a new author, or a new book!
There are two weeks and three days until Desiring Lady Caro, book #4 in The Marriage Game releases. So today I invite you to post page three from chapter two of whatever you’d like. If it’s for sale, post your buy links as well. Please remember to keep it PG.
Here is mine:
It seemed uncanny how di Venier appeared at each one Caro attended, until, as he, Horatia, and Caro were leaving one evening, Huntley noticed men watching the house. What was worse, the marchese, rather than taking the hint, became more assiduous in pressing his attentions on Caro, thus hindering Huntley’s own efforts. He frequently stood with his aunt and Caro, trying to lend what support he could as she determinedly refused di Venier’s invitations time and time again.
Though di Venier accepted Caro’s latest rebuffs with a smile, the black look on the his countenance when he turned away concerned Huntley. The man was up to something, and Huntley needed to discover what it was. With any luck, the thief-taker he’d hired to investigate the marchese would send a report soon.
“You needn’t hover over me, Huntley.” Frustration was evident in Caro’s tone. “I am capable of taking care of myself.”
Resisting the urge to smile, he glanced down at her. “I am not hovering.”
“Well, it feels as if you are.” She pressed her lips together. “You’ll cause a scene if you continue to look at the Marchese di Venier as if you’d like to run him through.”
That was exactly what Huntley would like to do—skewer the man on his blade, or put a hole in him, but he’d probably have to settle for drawing his cork. All his instincts told him the marchese was a danger to Caro.
He flicked a piece of dust from his coat. “I don’t trust him.”
She rubbed her temple. “No, but what can di Venier do, after all?” Her lovely turquoise eyes met his gaze. “I shall continue declining his invitations and he will eventually go away. All men do. You do not need to feel responsible for me.”
That’s where she was mistaken. “Humph.”
Now it’s your turn!!