Tempted by His Touch Blog Tour Continues!!
Monthly Archives: August 2014
Tarah Scott’s To Tame A Highland Earl
” To Tame a Highland Earl” By Tarah Scott…
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Award winning author Tarah Scott cut her teeth on authors such as Georgette Heyer, Zane Grey, and Amanda Quick. Her favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities, with Gone With the Wind as a close second. She writes modern classical romance, and paranormal and romantic suspense. Tarah grew up in Texas and currently resides in Westchester County, New York with her daughter.
To Tame a Highland Earl
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A man torn between two worlds. Both need him…neither wants him.
Groomed for a life amongst the English aristocracy, Lord Erroll Rushton is unexpectedly thrust back into his father’s Scottish world when the Englishwoman he compromises refuses to marry him.
No gentleman breaks into a lady’s bedchamber…but then, no lady sleeps with a pistol under her pillow.
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Spotlight Blog Tour + Excerpt: I Adore A Lord by Katharine Ashe
“I Adore A Lord” Book Tour!!
Welcome to the blog Tour!!!
This is book 2 in Katharine’s The Prince Catcher series!!!! So Exciting!!!
A Prince Catchers Novel #2
By: Katharine Ashe
Releasing July 29th, 2014
Three very different sisters beguile society with their beauty and charm, but only one of them must fulfill a prophecy: marry a prince. Who is the mystery Prince Charming, and which sister will be his bride?
All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society’s mean girls.
All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure.
Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of theton‘s scheming maidens all competing for a prince’s hand in marriage, Ravenna’s worst nightmare has come true.
Now, playing babysitter to his spoiled prince of a half-brother and potential brides, Vitor…
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Romancing September Across the World Tour
Authors are like bees!
Romancing September Across The World will start September 1st…
Stephanie Hurt - Romance Author
Ok, I know you’re saying, now where is she going with that? Well, let me explain. I was watching a bumblebee buzzing around my flowers and I was thinking about the pollination process. If you think hard about it you’ll get where I’m going with this 🙂
As authors we start with the seed that grows into a flower which of course is our book. Once we’ve completed our work of art we start spreading it everywhere. Then of course other authors or bees in this analogy, spread it to other places and so on and so on. Are you getting the picture?
Of course we do want to make sure to cross pollinate too. We need to work together as authors and helps other authors promote. It’s a win, win. Have you noticed that we do a lot of promoting on other authors sites and them on ours? I…
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New Website and Release date finalized!
Official Release Date Picked For Stephanie’s new book “Safe In The Pirate’s Arms”…
Stephanie Hurt - Romance Author
It’s been a very productive past couple of days. I have a new website that features buy links for my paperbacks and it’s pretty neat. You can go over and visit at http://www.stephaniehurtauthor.com/.
Also this is something that Horseshoe Publishing does. We offer website design and set up. Also at competitive rates. Just wanted to throw that in there.
The other big news is that “Safe In The Pirate’s Arms” official release date is Friday, August 15th. Yep that’s this Friday. I’m excited that it’s so soon, I’d thought it might me next week. Of course my new website has a countdown to the minute, but you know how these book sites are. It could go up a little earlier, but that’s the approximate time.
I hope everyone is having an awesome week so far. As for me, it’s been great and I’m working on Emma. The countdown to release is…
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Mid Week Snippet!
A snippet from Stephanie Hurt’s upcoming Pirate Romance…
Stephanie Hurt - Romance Author
With Safe in the Pirate’s Arms coming out in 2 days, I thought I’d tease you a little bit. You know me, I have to let you in on the fun! I will say this, writing a Pirate Romance was so much fun that guess what, no wait should I tell you this yet? Hmmmm…. ok you pulled my leg, be looking for another installment coming over the horizon. Watch for it. It will sail into book sites in the near future, but for now, here’s a snippet of Caleb & Serena’s story:
Pacing the quarters that were quickly shrinking, she finally walked over to the door. She placed her ear on the door to see if anyone was near. When she heard nothing, she quietly opened the door. Slowly she stepped out of the cabin. The sea air felt wonderful on her face.
Closing her eyes she let it…
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Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Spirit of the Knight by Debbie Peterson
Originally Blogged By Queen of All She Reads
Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Spirit of the Knight by Debbie Peterson. Please leave a comment or question to let Debbie know you stopped by. You can enter her tour wide giveaway, where Debbie will be awarding one Art print, inspired by the novel, and signed by the artist and an ebook copy of Van Locken’s Witch and Shadow of the Witte Wieven (books one and two in the Wieven series) to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. You must comment to enter the giveaway. You can also follow the rest of Debbie’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.
14th Century Romance and Its Appeal to Modern Women…by Debbie Peterson
I am an avid reader of historical romance. Stories penned by authors such as Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Johanna Lindsey and Kathleen Woodiness have always ranked high on by TBR list. Now, before we go any further, I need you to keep in mind that we are talking FICTION, which in no way resembles real life as set forth by competent historians.
Yes, I am well aware that during the medieval era, marriages were, more often than not, arranged by parents looking for the best deal…never mind the best deal might be old, overweight, and a winebibber with questionable habits and hygiene. If you were a peasant, food and shelter were difficult to come by and a person had to scrape together a living any way that presented itself. Most likely, romance was secondary to all of that. If you happened to be born a noble, you were married off to someone that could enhance family holdings or forge a bond between kingdoms and countries, and it didn’t matter a whit if you even liked (much less loved) said future spouse. What about that hideous plague, which lurked in shadows just waiting for an opportunity to pounce upon a vast array of victims? Not at all good for the teeth, complexion, and general well-being…
Be that as it may, I am here to tell you that fictional books are not required to address any of those things. I mean, why on earth would we focus on the negative and depressing anyway? No, instead, we focus our gaze on the beauty found in medieval settings. Pristine landscapes, grand castles, idyllic court life, and pampered ladies dressed to kill in silk, satin and lace. We allow our imagination to soar when we envision a daring, brave, stalwart knight in armor that does not shine. Indeed, the armor of our hero would be worn, tarnished, and all banged up from the countless, up-close-and-personal battles in which he prevailed against each and every adversary. Those battles gave him his strength and audacity.
The very strength and audacity, in fact, he uses to win the one and only woman (with beauty, strength, and virtues of her own) that could ever possibly capture our hero’s heart, though many women have tried and failed.
These are the things that have captured my attention as these medieval stories unfold, be they woven from a love-at-first-sight-just-have-to-have-him-or-her, or that incredibly-difficult-almost-impossible-to find happily-ever-after in which love prevails despite the obstacles and leaves me with a most contented sigh.
How about you? What it is that draws you to historical romance?
Spirit of the Knight
By Debbie Peterson
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Release date: March 25, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Historical Romance
Length: 299 Pages
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About the book:
She fell deeply in love with him in the early days of her childhood. And in return, she captured his heart the moment he first cast his gaze upon her…
Renowned artist, Mariah Jennings hired to paint a thirteenth-century Scottish castle, gets the shock of her life when she encounters the handsome knight who has dominated a lifetime of portraits and sketchbooks.
But Sir Cailen Braithnoch is no ordinary ghost, nor did he suffer an ordinary death. Magic of the blackest kind cast a pall over the knights centuries ago. As the ghost and his lady seek to unravel the paradox surrounding his death, black arts, otherworldly forces, and a jealous rival conspire against them.
Will those forces tear them apart, or is their love destined to last throughout the ages?
Did he find her “bonny” then? A blush stole across her cheeks as she shook her head. “I don’t think I’ve ever heard of the creatures.”
“Kelpie are water horses that are uncommonly strong. Their shiny coat comes in colors of both black and white. They have a mane and tail that never dries. No matter how long they remain on dry ground, th’ hair will drip water constantly from th’ ends. Although their
skin shines like silk in th’ sun, it feels cold as stone when ye touch it no matter how warm th’ day. These ghostly horses use trickery to keep themselves hidden from your eyes or they simply transform into any normal creature, includin’ th’ shape of a comely man or woman. ’Tis in this way they lure ye to them. And, ’tis also said that once they take ye captive, they might never let ye go back to the surface.”
“That’s a very interesting story. Have you ever seen a kelpie yourself?” she asked.
Cailen chuckled as he shook his head. “Nay, I cannae, in all honesty, tell ye that I have.”
“So then you don’t really know if these ghostly creatures carry women off or not,” she challenged.
The look he gave her quite literally stole away her breath. He turned his body fully toward her then and moved closer still. His eyes bore into hers. “Nay, but th’ danger still exists of other ghostly creatures that might.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. Her journey to published author could fill quite a few pages. However, in June of 2010, she submitted her debut novel “Spirit of the Rebellion” to her wonderful, patient, editor at The Wild Rose Press and the rest is history. She now has five published novels to her credit.
When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family, within the lovely, arid deserts of southern Nevada. She also pursues her interests in family history, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.
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The Angels of Mons…
Originally Blogged By Debbie Peterson
I have a very special guest blogger today. Among other things, he is an avid reader and history enthusiast! If I have a historical question, especially concerning battles and warfare throughout the ages, he is the first person I seek. Much of what you read in my various novels concerning the same comes from his vast knowledge, guidance and influence. In case you haven’t guessed, my guest today is none other than my beloved husband, David Peterson! (And just to let you know, he’s far more skeptical about otherworldly phenomenon than what I am…must come from the three decades he spent as a police officer. Just the facts, ma’am, just the facts.)
You can find me today visiting at: Queen of All She Reads where I talk about 14th Century Romance and its appeal to modern women, as we head into the final weeks of our “Spirit of the Knight” Book Tour and Giveaway…
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August, 1914, before the trenches, Mons France. The heavily outnumbered British Expeditionary Force experienced its first defeat at the hands of the German Army. Outnumbered and out flanked the British retreated. That they held out as long as they did could be counted a miracle.
A month later, the London Evening News published an article by Arthur Machen concerning this battle. He said that according to reports, a British soldier called upon St. George for help. In answer to the request, an ethereal line of Welsh bowmen from Agincourt appeared, giving much-needed aid to the Brits.
Machen wrote this article in the first person perspective and intended it to be nothing more than an inspirational piece. Yet, when asked to provide proof of the supernatural event, he said there was no proof since he made it all up. He further stated that he in no way wanted to be associated with deception.
Sometime later, a parish wanted to print the story in pamphlet form and asked him to provide permission along with his sources. When Machen again told them he didn’t have any sources and that he wrote the piece as inspirational fiction, they didn’t believe him. They stated further, that a priest knew one of the soldiers who witnessed the event personally, and he swore the story was true. He said that Machen had only elaborated on a true account. This credible, trustworthy priest insisted the soldier Machen had spoken of had indeed seen a “long line of shapes, with a shining about them.”
Enter now the “Angels of Mons.” A Spiritualist magazine in Britain ran an account in April of 1915, speaking of supernatural visions that had miraculously intervened to help the British forces at a decisive moment during the battle. Rumor as well as numerous accounts concerning the bowmen reinforced the story. The bright cloud everyone spoke of eventually became ‘angelic warriors.’
Nonetheless, Machen did everything in his power to disprove the stories, as he found it obvious the stories were based on his account. There were those who came to believe the stories were propaganda, designed to promote the belief that God stood on the side of the Allies. Since we can’t find a single published account by a supposed witness, or an arrow pierced German body, or even a shred of evidence supporting the notion that the angelic bowmen of Mon were real, we are left to decide the issue for ourselves.
Now, here’s a thought to ponder: Given the large bulk of sightings of spiritual soldiers at the American battle sites, “Why are there so few reporting’s of ghosts and spirits from the European battlefields in comparison? The trench warfare of two World Wars, with thousands of casualties, chemical warfare, disease and moral crushing weather, shouldn’t we see a few more ghosts?
Thanks David…and I’m sure if you look harder, you’ll find them! (Despite your healthy dose of skepticism, you are dearly loved.)
Our Final three stops and your final three chances to win our prizes:
August 18: Room With Books
August 25: Kinky Vanilla Romance
September 1: Brooke Blogs
Review Tour: A Gentleman and a Rogue by Stephanie Burkhart
Haven’t read a Steampunk Romance yet, but this one has peeked my interest in the genre…
A Gentleman and a Rogue by Stephanie Burkhart
(The Windsor Diaries Book 2)
Desert Breeze Publishing
Lady Keira Russell is destined to bring compressed natural gas to Britain. Her inner courage and mental toughness rarely falter – except when Prince Edmund Windsor is involved.
Edmund of Wales is from the future. His last jaunt through history muffed up the time line. Now, he’s here to set it straight and win Keira’s heart.
For Keira, if it isn’t one obstacle, it’s another. Queen Victoria has sponsored a competition to find a cleaner fuel source than coal. Keira’s father is trying to build a windmill and the Ridgecrofts are working with gasoline. Then there’s Edmund, whose sensual kisses and heated stares distract her down to her bones.
Keira has a choice: trust Edmund’s notorious mischief-making or put her faith in Queen Victoria to make the right decision, but if…
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