Spotlight Interview: A Duke’s Wicked Kiss by Kathleen Bittner Roth

I’m so happy to have Kathleen at the blog today~!!! As you may know Kathleen Bittner Roth is the author of the recently released novel, A Duke’s Wicked Kiss which came out two days ago!!!

A Dukes Wicked KissA Duke’s Wicked Kiss
Author: Kathleen Bittner Roth
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 300 pages
Release Date: August 26, 2014

Synopsis:

Miss Suri Thurston knows the pain of abandonment. Intent on confronting the grandmother who tossed her to the lions, she travels from England to her birthplace in India. Her plans run afoul when she encounters the man who, ten years prior, left a mark on her soul with one stolen kiss. But he is a duke, and far beyond the reach of even her dreams.

The duke of Ravenswood, secret head of the British Foreign Service, has no time for relationships. His one goal is to locate and eliminate key insurgents involved in an uprising against the British East India Company before it’s too late. But when Suri appears in Delhi, his resolve is tested as he finds his heart forever bound to her by the haunting kiss they shared once upon a time.

With Suri’s vengeful Indian family calling for her death and insurgents intent on mutiny tearing their world apart, can their love rise above the scandal of the marriage they both desperately want?

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Welcome Kathleen! Thanks for visiting today and letting me interview you here for the first time at Doing Some Reading. I hope it’s not too cramped in here so make yourself at home.

But first off I want to congratulate you on your latest release. That must have been exciting.

Now to the interview!!!

1. So, what is your day like when you’re Not writing?

Thank you for your kind words, but oh, dear, I’m never NOT writing. Even if it’s only five hundred words. I feel empty without writing something. On a lean-writing day, I’ll take a long morning walk in the park. I live in Budapest, Hungary, one block from City Park, which is an awesomely beautiful green space that includes a castle, a zoo, a lake and some incredible thermal baths. A couple of hours later, I’ll return home, change clothes and meet a friend or friends for a long, lazy lunch in one of the city’s fabulous restaurants or ornate coffee houses. After that, I’ll return home where I might watch a movie or read. Like writing every day, I read every day.

2. How has your life changed since becoming an author?

My life has changed tremendously. I am currently in the U.S. for six months while I am touring to promote my books (I’ve been fortunate in that I have two publishers and four books releasing in 2014 and one so far in 2015). I can’t seem to stroll into a store without the subject of books coming up. I end up chatting with the store proprietor far too long, but it’s so much fun! I do love the social aspect of connecting with readers.

3. What inspired you to write your first book in the series?

Frankly, I started writing A Duke’s Wicked Kiss three months after my husband passed away. Writing was my way of overcoming grief. Perhaps I should say I had the discipline to get out of the way and let the story write itself. I immersed myself in researching the time period, Indian customs, clothing, and how the British East India Company controlled that part of the world for so long.

4. Plotter? Panster?

Most definitely a pantser!

5. Did you have it all planned out before hand with heroes and heroines for this book/series or did they just suddenly ended up being the one?

I had no plans when I sat down to write A Duke’s Wicked Kiss.I had studied the craft of writing, I knew I had a deep desire to write, and that a book was trying to make itself known, so I placed my fingers on the keyboard, looked to the heavens and said to my late husband, “This one’s for you, but I need a little help here.” My fingers started flying across the keyboard and in no time, I had the first three chapters completed. With all the research and working with my critique group, it took me about six months to write the story and another two to revise and edit before I sent out a few queries.

6. What was one of the most surprising things you’ve learned in writing this book?

I learned that no matter what I write, it never fails to surprise me when a secondary character pops up out of nowhere, and with so much depth and personality that he deserves his own book. Loving Lord Trent will become book two of this series, Her Majesty’s Gentlemen Spies.

7. Related to #6, Were there any challenges (research, literary, psychological, logistical, accuracy) in bringing it to life?

I pretty much answered this in relation to the psychological aspect, but hard as the circumstances surrounding me were, I knew that writing was my panacea. I knew I my heart that A Duke’s Wicked Kiss was a gift being presented to me, so I steeped myself in it, lived and breathed it, and let writing the story help me heal. I needed to step back in time, away from the present day and bathe myself in the research. I also knew I needed to write something that filled my heart with warmth and joy and that had a happy ending. Through it all, I ended up falling in love with the beautiful city of Budapest, where I remain—for how long, I do not know, but if there’s anything I’ve learned these past four years, it’s to embrace the moment. Oh, and did I mention that A Duke’s Wicked Kiss was a finalist in the prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Contest?

8. How much of the book is “realistic”? (e.g; using real character personalities, history, life experiences, visited the area setting, killed off an enemy, etc…)

The historical aspect is based on fact, even down to Mister Vámbéry, a Hungarian who spoke twenty-five languages (Imagine that—twenty-five languages)! Suri, her family, and the Duke of Ravenswood are figments of my imagination, of course, but the aspects of the war and the leaders involved are based on fact. Oh, and cheetahs were kept as pets in royal families, so the one I wrote about was a composite of all the cheetahs I researched. I particularly enjoyed researching the Indian clothing. I spent hours on end getting those details right. At one point, I visited an Indian clothing store and tried on both the women’s and men’s garb so I could get a feel of what my characters were wearing.

9. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I can’t think of anything I’d want to change. As I said, the story pretty much wrote itself (that doesn’t mean I didn’t work hard on it—I did).

10. Where can we find you next on the road “if” you’re planning a trip for: book signings, conventions, book readings, author/group chats, events, etc…?

I’m in the U.S. until January 21, 2015. I’ll be in San Antonio, Texas for my book release party at The Twig, a lovely bookstore in downtown San Antonio. I’ll also be guesting on SA Living which airs on the local NBC affiliate. October and November will find me in the Seattle area. I’ll attend the Emerald City Romance Writers Conference October 17-19 where I’ll be signing books. December will find me in Southern California at various book signings including a reading at Lady Jane’s Salon in Orange County. In January, you can find me in Fort Myers and Jacksonville, Florida. Check my website for details.

11.  What was the hardest part about writing this book?

I really can’t tell you what the hardest part of writing A Duke’s Wicked Kiss was because the writing and research brought me such peace amid chaos. I had just lost my husband, I was dealing with the legalities of the loss, and trying to survive in a foreign country where the language is considered the second most difficult in the world to learn. I consider the writing of this book a kind of buried treasure. It brought me joy.

 12. What’s your future goal? (personal, writing, new series, vacation, etc…) What are you working on now?

I’m presently working on more than one project: A WWII novel; the sequel to A Duke’s Wicked Kiss, and the sequel to The Seduction of Sarah Marks. October 7th and November 4th will bring the release of another series called When Hearts Dare with another publisher. Book one is titled Celine. Book two is called Alanna. Book three, Josette, will release in September 2015.

By the way, I’m going to London in a week, September, have any tips for this beginner aboard and solo traveler?

Good for you! First of all, just have fun. I love traveling alone. People will help you out if you are lost or confused. Take as little luggage as you can manage (my late husband and I went on a three-week trip one time with only a carry-on). And if you can at all manage it, please, please treat yourself to a side trip to Budapest. There are lots of cheap flights to take you there and back. I’ve lived in a lot of places, but never in one as magical as Budapest. Good luck!

Thank you so much for visiting the reading room Kathleen! I cannot wait to see what you have plan for us next!

Thanks for having me. This has been most enjoyable. I’ll be back in the states next summer. See you then!

About Kathleen:

Photo Credit: Albert Gacsadi For a full size, high resolution head shot, click on the photo.Once Kathleen Bittner Roth realized making a living was not the same as making a life, she blazed her own trail by founding a successful well-being center, walking on fire, marrying in a castle in Scotland, scuba diving in dangerous waters, and learning to ride her Arabian horse English style. She has somehow managed to live in six U.S. states and several foreign countries. Currently residing in Budapest, Hungary, she still keeps one boot in Texas and the other in her home state of Minnesota.

Kathleen considers writing romance a wonderful venue for creating characters faced with difficult choices, and who are forced to draw on their strength of spirit in order to overcome adversity and find unending love.

A member of Hearts Through History Romance Writers, and RWA’s The Golden Network chapters of Romance Writers of America®, Kathleen reviews books for www.historyundressed.com, and has been a guest numerous times on radio, television, and on various writing blogs. She has won or been a finalist in numerous writing contests, including the 2012 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart®.

You can find Kathleen on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest; among the authors at www.dashingduchesss.com, and www.ghfirebirds.com, or by visiting her website at: www.kathleenbittnerroth.com.

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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition~ #45

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!!!
Hosted by the lovelies Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Tin @ Love Saves the World.
What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia,
asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past
— usually from 5 to 10 years ago.
There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

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Hello!!!

So, I’ve been busy and sleep deprived for days now. Any who, what I have for y’all is a book I’ve been looking at to read.  

This is The Wedding Chase by Rebecca Kelley, whom I’ve never read before and whom I can’t find anywhere on the face of the cyber space!

This was her ONLY book, or so that we know of. But since it was re-published in 2012, she’s still alive (I hope) just maybe not writing under this name?

But all I found about her was that she lives in Oregon with her husband. Prior to publishing her first novel, The Wedding Chase, Rebecca worked for many years counseling criminal offenders.

But yes, it got me interested.

   The Wedding Chase (Loveswept)

(A Loveswept Historical Romance)

Originally Published 1998; re-published 2012

Synopsis:

What happens when a bride ends up with the wrong groom? In Rebecca Kelley’s witty, passionate tale of romance, sparks fly between an eligible lady who doesn’t trust her desires and the roguish suitor determined to prove her wrong.

Wolfgang Hardwicke, the Earl of Northcliffe, is up to no good, as usual. He doesn’t know why he comes to the aid of a drunken gambler. He certainly isn’t expecting to be rewarded with a glimpse of the gambler’s exquisite sister—and yet one glimpse is not enough. So Wolfgang is absolutely thrilled to see her again, lighting up a dull party as she plays piano. But to win this glorious musician’s hand, the notorious rake will have to change her tune—fast.
 
Miss Grizelda Fleetwood has no interest in romance—she’s only marrying to save her family from financial ruin. That is, if she can find a suitable match before the unprincipled and relentless Earl of Northcliffe ruins her reputation. Unlike her not-so-secret admirer, Zel is an unabashed do-gooder with a soft spot for those in need. But if Zel is too generous with Wolfgang, she might find herself walking down the aisle with the one man she never expected—a husband she loves with all her heart.

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You can’t find Rebecca at any of these sites:

 Website

FB  GR

Now, Head over to Mary @ Buried Under Romance  and Tin @ Love Saves the World for their picks for Throwback Thursday and the rest of the cast down below.

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Think Out Loud: Super-Excited-Nervousness

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Think Out Loud is a weekly Thursday meme created and hosted by Think Books

Think Out Loud promotes thinking outside of the box and to get bloggers to break out of the blogging bubble. You can use this feature to post things you ordinarily would not post. For example, if you usually post book reviews, step outside of that pattern. Post a funny story, a rant, a cool pic or video, ANYTHING… Consider it a free for all. And consider it as a time to do WHATEVER YOU WANT!

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Welcome back go another TOL.

I’m going to London!!! I’m going to LONDON~!!!! Oh my gosh I’m going to London! So sorry. Not trying to brag, annoy, or irritate y’all but, I’m going to London.

Yup, this will be my last TOL post here in the US before I leave on my super excited and nervous filled trip all by myself. Of course I’ll be meeting up with the group there but still, being a beginner is always scary.

But in anticipation for the trip, here are places I’m going to be seeing. Totally not trying to make you feel sad for not being able to come with me, but just enjoy and be excited with me. Maybe next time we can all plan a trip together?~ :) Hurrah!

 

THE ITINERARY

My fancy riding for my trip.

See Our London Base, The Grosvenor Hotel, on a London Map

My first stay at the fancy Grosvenor Hotel in London

Tour Pricing & Reservations

Of course I’ll have to see the Buckingham Palace when I’m there since it’s only less than 10 minutes walk from the Grosvenor.

Apsley House

First tour of the trip is the Apsley House, the Duke of Wellington’s London home.

The Tower of London

Tour the Tower of London, of course I’ll have to visit that.

Horse Guards

Watch the changing of the Royal Horse Guards~ sweet right?

Walk the White Cliffs of Dover

Walmer Castle

Brighton Pavilion

Brighton Pavilion, the extraordinary and extravagant pleasure palace of the Regency era!

Stratfield Saye

Tour and have lunch at Stratfield Saye, the Duke of Wellington’s home in Hampshire.

Tour the rarely open to tours, Frogmore House in Windsor

Basildon Park

Tour Basildon Park (used as Netherfield Park in the Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyan version of Pride and Prejudice)

Highclere Castle

Have a private, guided tour of  Highclere Castle, also known as “Downton Abbey”, upstairs and downstairs!!! Plus Lunch~

Windsor Castle

Tour Windsor Castle and its museum.

And lastly enjoy a boat cruise down the River Thames in Windsor.

 

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Wild Rose Press, blogging and raffling.

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Cait is at the Wild Rose Blog and giving away an eBook of Entangled Love.

Originally posted on Cait Jarrod, Romantic Suspense Author:

I’m over at Wild Rose Press, blogging! Check out character interview, book trailer,  and enter the raffle.

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Release Day Sale~: KISS ME, CAPTAIN by Gwen Jones

French billionaire Marcel Mercier is irresistibly sexy in Gwen Jones’s

fun and sassy follow up to Wanted: Wife. Wanted: Wife (French Kiss, #1)

 

Kiss Me, Captain

A French Kiss Novel #2

Gwen Jones

Readers had a brief glimpse of French billionaire Marcel Mercier in Wanted: Wife. The charming heartthrob is back in the new French Kiss Novel, Kiss Me, Captain (Avon Impulse | on-sale August 26th, 2014 | ISBN: 9780062356482). Gwen Jones displays the perfect combination of smart writing, sexy characters, and sassy dialogue that made the first French Kiss Novel a huge success.

Marcel loves women. And there’s a string of broken hearts across two continents to prove it. But as CEO of Mercier Shipping, he’s got more important things to worry about … like why the charter company he just purchased in the United States is suddenly the center of an international media firestorm.

Now that big, bad Mercier Shipping owns Captain Dani Lloyd’s ship, she’s sure her job is at stake. But she won’t go down without a fight—even if it means chaining herself to the mast of the Esther Reed and refusing to set foot on shore. The delectable captain and her newsworthy dramatics are a PR nightmare, but Marcel is happy to let Dani prove her skills on a weeklong sail to Boston. He knows no woman can resist him for that long … in fact, he’s counting on it.

But Marcel’s plan to seduce Dani backfires as sparks fly between the billionaire playboy and the passionate captain, which leaves Marcel realizing that winning her heart is a challenge he can’t afford to lose.

Buy Links:

Avon      Amazon    Barnes & Noble

Google    iTunes

 

About the Author:

GWEN JONES, is an MFA, HEA addict, politics geek, and part-time native of the Jersey Shore. She lives with her husband, Frank, and the absolute cutest cats in the world, Gracie and Tommy, near Trenton, New Jersey.

 

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RELEASE DAY: LADY TRIUMPHS BY RENEE BERNARD

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Omg!!! It’s another book by Renee Bernard!!! :D

Originally posted on Rakes And Rascals:

(Black Rose Trilogy, #3)

Genre: Historical Romance (Victorian)

Cover Blurb

LADY TRIUMPHS is the third book and grand finale in the unforgettable Black Rose Trilogy and does not disappoint for chills and thrills as Lady Serena Wellcott (formerly known as Raven Wells) at last turns her attention to settling an old score with the Earl of Trent, Geoffrey Parke.

With Phillip Warrick at her back and the lovers reconciled, it will still take every resource and wicked skill she has acquired to destroy the man who was once her trusted guardian. Lord Trent is no ordinary foe but Lady Wellcott has never shied away from a challenge and what’s a bit of revenge between old friends?

From the glittering ballrooms of London to the shadowed servants’ passages of the ton’s grand homes, the Black Rose will weave a seductive spell until no one is safe. Phillip’s loyalty is tested to…

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Release Day: A Duke’s Wicked Kiss by Kathleen Bittner Roth

A Dukes Wicked KissA Duke’s Wicked Kiss
Author: Kathleen Bittner Roth
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 300 pages
Release Date: August 26, 2014

Synopsis:

Miss Suri Thurston knows the pain of abandonment. Intent on confronting the grandmother who tossed her to the lions, she travels from England to her birthplace in India. Her plans run afoul when she encounters the man who, ten years prior, left a mark on her soul with one stolen kiss. But he is a duke, and far beyond the reach of even her dreams.

The duke of Ravenswood, secret head of the British Foreign Service, has no time for relationships. His one goal is to locate and eliminate key insurgents involved in an uprising against the British East India Company before it’s too late. But when Suri appears in Delhi, his resolve is tested as he finds his heart forever bound to her by the haunting kiss they shared once upon a time.

With Suri’s vengeful Indian family calling for her death and insurgents intent on mutiny tearing their world apart, can their love rise above the scandal of the marriage they both desperately want?

 

About Kathleen:

Photo Credit: Albert Gacsadi For a full size, high resolution head shot, click on the photo.Once Kathleen Bittner Roth realized making a living was not the same as making a life, she blazed her own trail by founding a successful well-being center, walking on fire, marrying in a castle in Scotland, scuba diving in dangerous waters, and learning to ride her Arabian horse English style. She has somehow managed to live in six U.S. states and several foreign countries. Currently residing in Budapest, Hungary, she still keeps one boot in Texas and the other in her home state of Minnesota.

Kathleen considers writing romance a wonderful venue for creating characters faced with difficult choices, and who are forced to draw on their strength of spirit in order to overcome adversity and find unending love.

A member of Hearts Through History Romance Writers, and RWA’s The Golden Network chapters of Romance Writers of America®, Kathleen reviews books for www.historyundressed.com, and has been a guest numerous times on radio, television, and on various writing blogs. She has won or been a finalist in numerous writing contests, including the 2012 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart®.

You can find Kathleen on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest; among the authors at www.dashingduchesss.com, and www.ghfirebirds.com, or by visiting her website at: www.kathleenbittnerroth.com.

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Book Blast Tour + Review: Keeping Mr. Right Now by Robin Bielman

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Keeping Mr Right NowKeeping Mr. Right Now by Robin Bielman

(Kisses in the Sand #1)

Release Date: August 18th 2014 

Entangled: Bliss

Synopsis:

A temporary agreement neither could keep…

Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she’s up close and personal with the world’s sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?

Zane Hollander’s playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She’s genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he’ll just break her heart. Because nothing’s more important to Zane than following the tide.

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Giveaway:

  • Beach Lover’s Gift Bag – with a Beach Rules journal, DVD of the surf movie, Chasing Mavericks, lip balm, a beach ball, signed copy of Kissing the Maid of Honor, tiny Life’s a Beach book and an I’ve Been Zaned t-shirt.
  • $20 Gift Card (Winner’s choice)

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Author Bio:

Robin BielmanUSA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and one crazy-cute dog who loves to chew on everyone’s socks. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, eat cupcakes, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com.

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Review:

I absolutely adore Robin and many of her novels are on my keep pile. This is another great release from her and a great start into a new series. I love that it was a fast read and many of her books are super fast reads because of how well they’re written and time jsut flies by when you’re immersed in her books.

So Zane (what a great name right?) is a super star surfer with a reputation of a bad boy playboy. He’s super hot and with a great body like his, what woman wouldn’t fall for him? So when he plans to become an ambassador for a non-profit organization and his bad boy reputation his holding him back. He has to change his ways so that the sponsors will take him seriously and who better than to team up with the brainy and out-of-towner Sophie? But when he starts to spend time with her and the ocean,  it gets harder to choose between the two. Plus his own insecurities holds him back on doing things he has always wanted and surfing is all he got to his name. So if he doesn’t choose the ocean, what will happen to him?

Sophie is nothing like the others under the hot sun and sexy bikini goers. She’s nerdy and has never step foot in the ocean. So when she ends up taking class on surfing, she thought it’ll be a good way to experience and enjoy the nice sun. But when she meets the sexy Zane things get steamy. She doesn’t think she’s gorgeous like the ladies that strut around him and her insecurities about her looks holds her back on doing things daring.

This is another great couple. They’re chemistry is just amazing! Even the secondary characters are fabulous and I can’t wait for their turns in their own books and I so hope Robin writes quick, which I think she does because it seems like all her previous books had released in a timely matter so hopefully this will also be the same for this series. 

But yes, I loved that these two got to know each other at a great and seemingly good pace.  Sure it was slow at times but it was all good. The sexual tension was amazing. Robin does a great job at building the sexual tensions and then letting it all out with a Bam!

As you know these two are absolutely different. Zane being on the high life and out going while Sophie is more calm and home-bodied. They both also share opposite insecurities which I thought was interesting and worked very well for these two to connect on that and see the best in one another. There were many hilarious laugh out loud (or to myself crazily) moments, which are (in my opinion) Robin’s great features in her stories. There were also heart touching moments of openness and connections which always makes a story great.

But since this is a bit of a short, the wrapping up of the story and romance was a bit quick. I see that as a problem for many shorts and wished that if it doesn’t work out that well they could have extended the story and gave it a better pace to the end but all in all it was good. It also had a good set up for the secondary characters so I’m all on board.

So I do recommend this loving and enjoyable read from Robin. I’m super excited for this new series and hope you also check out her other books in her other series.

This book was provided by the author and publisher for an honest review.

Rating: 4 out 5

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Sarah Ballance: The Marriage Agenda (Entangled Indulgence) #excerpt

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Check out this excerpt!!! :D

Originally posted on Embracing Romance:

THE MARRIAGE AGENDA released August 18 from Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence imprint. You can read the first two chapters for free by visiting Entangled, or check out the first chapter right here.

“I flat out loved this book…sexy and oh, so hot!” – Karen via GR

“This was a fantastic read from start to finish.” – Kirstin via GR

“Funny, engaging, emotional, snarky, political, sweet and HAWT!!!! I THROUGHLY ENJOYED IT!!!” – Sheryl via GR

THE MARRIAGE AGENDA: Chapter One

Chloe Lochlan swallowed in an attempt to chase away the nervousness bundled in her throat. It was useless. Somewhere in the crowd, a man waited for her. Not just any man, but the man—at least as long as Chloe was inclined to believe her best friend’s forward opinions on the well-worn topic of Chloe’s love life, or lack thereof.

Of course, if she’d learned to dodge Lila Powell’s bright ideas, Chloe…

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The Book Blogger Confessions Tag~

How fun is this!!!

Confessions

So I was recently tagged by blogger friend, Ana over at Chibi Reader to do a book blogging tag post and share books I’ve loved, hated, cried to, DNF, and all that stuff.  i haven’t done these in a long while so it was majorly fun and I hope y’all enjoy and share you own too.

But as a reminder this tag was created by LAURA’S BOOK REVIEWS now moved to She Loves To Read.

1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?

You know, I do not finish a lot of books i started. It’s not that I didn’t like them it’s just that I have so many books that I like to pick up. Plus, I’m a reviewer so if I have a review coming up I’ll most likely set down the current book I’m reading and go for the book I have to review. So I have like majorly a lot. But the most recent one was an ARC of Secrets in Scarlet (The Rookery Rogues, 2)
by Erica Monroe.

2.Which book is your guilty pleasure?

Not sure. I don’t have a particular one. I haven’t re-read many of the books I’ve finished because I just have to much TBRs on my pile.

3. Which book do you love to hate?

Torrent (Condemned #1)  by Gemma James. It just got me so mad!!

4. Which book would you throw into the sea?

 LOL Really? If you know me it’s A Well Pleasured Lady (Fairchild Family #1) by Christina Dodd.

5. Which book have you read the most?

As I said, I don’t re-read much but I have re-read one or two books. Okay, maybe more than two LOL

Lord and Lady Spy (Lord and Lady Spy #1) by Shana Galen, Devil’s Bride (Cynster #1) by Stephanie Laurens, Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet #1) by Julia Quinn, Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke #3) by Julia Quinn, The Lady Most Likely…: A Novel in Three Parts (Lady Most #1)  by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway.

6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?

Oh man, If you know me it’s 50 Shades of Grey!!!! No way can do will I ever read that book. Maybe in fifty years but nope. I will probably kill whoever that gifted me that book.

7. Which book could you not live without?

All of them!!!! I just can’t pick one book! What kind of question is this!? It’s nonsense! But if I have to choose these will be my picks:

Lord and Lady Spy (Lord and Lady Spy #1) by Shana Galen, Devil’s Bride (Cynster #1) by Stephanie Laurens, The Giver (The Giver Quartet #1) by Lois Lowry, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.

 

8. Which book made you the angriest?

A Well Pleasured Lady (Fairchild Family #1) by Christina Dodd of course!!! She did warn the readers about this book but I came late into the scene so I didn’t get that message and so now I know. 

9. Which book made you cry the most?

Oh man, I have some that got me teary eyed, like I even got teared eyed and cried a little in a horror paranormal novel~>  Sorrow’s Point by Danielle DeVor. LOL Funny right? A horror novel? Yup, It was great. But the one that got me bawling like crazy was Lord of the Sea (Heroes of the Sea #4) by Danelle Harmon. Bawled until I finished the book and couldn’t sleep afterwards at 4 in the morning. 

10. Which book cover do you hate the most?

I don’t know, there are many that I didn’t like because they were Indie and poorly done, but then I can’t judge them because I haven’t read them so I’ll go with one I have read and own. Don’t want to be mean or anything but this could have been better from how great the publishers have done before; As You Wish by Eloisa James. It’s a combination of two connecting stories in one, Seduced by a Pirate and With This Kiss. Though I loved the two covers for the two books separately, I just didn’t like this cover when they made it.  Very disappointing.

As You Wish

Seduced by a Pirate (Fairy Tales, #4.5)  With This Kiss: Part One

So There you have it. I guess I’m tagging….

Mary Chen from Buried Under Romance

Tin Ong from Love Saves The World

Eileen Dandashi from BOOKTALK WITH EILEEN

Melanie from bookworm2bookworm’s Blog

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