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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Historical Hookup Giveaway Q&A

Elizabeth Hoyt—DUKE OF MIDNIGHT:
“Finish this sentence: My heroes will always…”
Elizabeth Hoyt:
My hero will always be alive and never die in a subsequent book so I can write a sequel in which she's a widow with a boy toy, Good Lord.

securedownload (2) By day Maximus Batten is the Duke of Wakefield, a powerful member of Parliament. But by night he is the Ghost of St. Giles, prowling the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the man who brutally murdered his parents twenty years ago. When he rescues Artemis Greaves and her cousin, the fiery young woman discovers his secret and threatens to expose Maximus unless he uses his influence to free her imprisoned brother. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn’t without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire—or the temptation of his embrace?
October 15, 2013; GCP/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-0834-1
Bio: The author of the New York Times bestselling Maiden Lane series download (1) and the Legend of Four Soldiers series as well as the Prince Trilogy, Elizabeth Hoyt writes "mesmerizing" (Publishers Weekly) historical romances. She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband. Central Illinois can be less than exciting, and Elizabeth is always more than happy to receive missives from her readers. You can write to her at: P.O. Box 17134, Urbana, IL 61873.
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Eileen Dreyer—ONCE A RAKE
“Finish this sentence: My heroes will always…”
Eileen Dreyer:
end up considering my heroine his equal. He might begin with an archaic attitude towards women, but his love and respect for his love would never permit him to treat her like chattel.

securedownload (3) Accused of trying to kill the Duke of Wellington, Colonel Ian Ferguson is now a fugitive—from the law, the army, and the cunning assassin who hunts him. Wounded and miles from his allies, Ian finds himself at the mercy of an impoverished country wife. Lady Sarah Clarke knows she should turn him in, but a single, delirious kiss shatters her resolve…and awakens a passion that neither of them can escape.
October 29, 2013; Forever/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1932-3
Bio: New York Times best-selling author Eileen Dreyer has won fivebioeileen RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which secures her fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world. Eileen also writes as Kathleen Korbel and has over three million books in print worldwide. Born and raised in Missouri, she lives in St. Louis County with her husband Rick and her two children.
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Jennifer Delamere—A LADY MOST LOVELY
“Finish this sentence: My heroes will always…”
Jennifer Delamere:
Do the right thing (eventually...)
78 Socialite Margaret Vaughn agrees to marry a rich man to save her family’s estate, but then her fiancé turns out to be just another poor social climber. Even after amassing a fortune, Tom Poole hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings. Taken with Margaret’s beauty and grace, Tom offers her financial assistance—but his interest is not strictly business. Can he convince the proper, refined lady that they despite their social differences, they are a match made in heaven?
September 24, 2013; Forever/ Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1896-8
Bio: The youngest child of a Navy pilot and a journalist, Jennifer jenniferacquired  a love of adventure and an excitement for learning that continues to this day. She's lived in three countries and traveled throughout the U.S. An avid reader of classics and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books. She resides with her husband in North Carolina--where, when not writing or dreaming up romantic adventures for her characters, she can be found fantasizing about her next ski trip or European vacation.
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Lily Dalton—Never Desire a Duke
Finish this sentence: My heroes will always…”
Lily Dalton:
Fall in love hard, and forever.
securedownload Lady Sophia has long been estranged from her husband, the Duke of Claxton, who has never forgiven himself for the youthful mistake that ruined their marriage. After nearly a year abroad, the reformed rogue vows to win back the only woman he’s ever truly loved. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove he can be the honorable husband she deserves—and the passionate lover she desires. Can they rekindle the flame that burned so bright and find a new path to forever?
September 24, 2013; Forever/ Mass Market; $6.00; 978-1-4555-2401-3
Bio: Lily Dalton grew up as an Army brat, moving from place to place.lilydalton-142x200 Her first stop after relocating was always the local library, where she could hang out with familiar friends: Books! Lily has an English degree from Texas A & M University and after graduation worked as a legal assistant in the fields of accident reconstruction and litigation. She now lives in Houston, Texas, with her family. When she isn't at work on her next manuscript, she spends her time trying out new recipes, cheering on her favorite Texas football teams and collecting old dishes, vintage linens and other fine "junque" from thrift stores and flea markets.
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“Finish this sentence: My heroes will always…”
Anne Barton:
…love the heroine when she is her truest self.
securedownload (1) In desperate need of money for her sick mother, Daphne Honeycote had posed for two scandalous portraits. Now she must hide her secret to save the Honeycote family name. Benjamin Elliot recognizes the stunning beauty from the beauty the instant he meets her. His possession of the painting makes him an insufferable thorn in her side—and yet he may be her best chance at finding the canvas's companion. As she becomes drawn to the dark-tempered earl, can Daphne risk laying bare the secrets of her heart?
October 29, 2013; Forever/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1330-7
Bio: Anne Barton began swiping romance novels off her mom'sannebarton_color-225x300 bookshelf as a teenager, so when she had the chance to spend a semester in London-home to her favorite heroes-she packed her bags and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.
Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband (who, sadly, is not a peer of the realm-but a great guy nonetheless) and her three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.
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We’re offering all five books—Duke of Midnight, Once a Rake, A Lady Most Lovely, Once She Was Tempted, and Never Desire a Duke—to one winner!
To enter, please leave a comment telling us what you like in a romance hero, along with your name and a valid email address.
GIVEAWAY ENDS: November 9, 2013


Unknown said...

I love reading romance stories and I like a hero when he has a sense of humour, is protective of the woman he loves, it's also an added bonus if he is dark and sexy!
Thank you for this great giveaway!

Jan Hougland said...

I'll finish the sentence the authors did. My hero will always treat the woman he loves with care and attentiveness. He will not command, but suggest. He will not demand, but ask. He will not fume and brood silently, but will talk and share with the woman he loves. He will be fair and not unreasonable. He will be romantic and loving. jdh2690@gmail.com

Di said...

I like my heros to be kind, intelligent, confidant, successful in their chosen field, tall, physically fit and has a sense of humor.
Diane Sallans
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Jane said...

I like reading about intelligent heroes that prove to be honorable and trustworthy. Thanks for the giveaway.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Amy C said...

A romantic hero has to be perty with perty eyes. ;)
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Diane D - Florida said...

My hero would have strength, honor and integrity. He would also be conscientious of his loved ones feelings, and most of all, he would stand up for what he believes in. He would never stand by and see someone treated badly, and would do all in his power to put right any wrongs that have been done. He would also be tall, dark and handsome with a sense of humor, and gorgeous eyes that have a special smile just for me.


Carol L. said...

I'm with Janice above. I also like my Heroes to have loyalty,humor,loyalty and compassion.Last but not least he has to be real pretty on the eyes. :)
Carol L
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Jeanne M said...

I love historical romance and my favorite hero is the one who isn't perfect but does has honor and integrity. When he loves someone he loves them irregardless of their faults and weaknesses and is able to see what really makes them who they are. I must admit that one of my favorites reasons for loving a "hero" is one that's a reformed rake that puts the needs of the one he loves before his own desires and one of his best characteristics is his love and devotion to his family and friends.

bn100 said...

like intelligence

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Jeanne M said...

Sorry - I forgot to leave my email on comment above - jeannemiro(at)yahoo(dot)com!

Glenda said...

My hero will always treat his love like a partner. He may not be perfect but he is able to admit it when he is wrong -- without waiting for being on the verge of losing everything. He's made mistakes in the past, who's hasn't? But he has learned from and., if necessary atoned for them. He will never ever consider breaking his marriage vows no matter how he may be tempted by others.. Of course, he is such a fine specimen of manhood that there are many who want to tempt him. :-)

Barbara E. said...

I like a hero who is a bit of a bad boy, always ready with a witty quip, but who hides deep feelings under all that humor, and who is a deep down good man who will do the right thing, no matter how much he tries to hide his true nature

Barbara E. said...

Forgot this:
Barbara Elness
Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Anita H. said...

I love a romance hero who is intelligent and loyal with a wicked sense of humor. Add in some romantic gestures from him and that would be the perfect sigh-worthy hero for me! Thanks for the chance to win!


whitewolfreads said...

I tend to love reformed rakes in historical romance. I especially like them when they turn out to be kind, strong, and intelligent.

whitewolfreads AT gmail DOT com

Unknown said...

What I love in a romance hero is that they had better be intelligent, successful/good at what they do, can be cold but knows how to be sweet to the heroine, and sexy?

lag123 said...

Strength and sensitivity.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

cheryl c said...

I read a lot of romances with a variety of heroes(alpha, beta, etc.) I enjoy the different looks, personalities, and life experiences, but basically a good romance hero should have strength of character with absolute devotion to his wife and children.

Cheryl C.
castings at mindspring dot com

Ada said...

I like my heroes to be honorable, loyal and smart with a good sense of humor. A sense of adventure would be a bonus! This is a great giveaway, thanks! :-)

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