Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Tour: Her Errant Earl by Scarlett Scott Blurb Blitz


 
BLURB: 
Victoria, Countess of Pembroke, knew her marriage wasn’t a love match, but she certainly hadn’t expected to be wedded, bedded and abandoned in the countryside. When her husband suddenly returns bent on seduction, she’s suspicious of his motives even though she finds it difficult indeed to resist his knowing hands and hot kisses.

Pembroke can’t afford to allow Victoria to discover the real reason for his reappearance in her life. To get what he wants, he’ll do anything, even if it means bedding the wife he never wanted.

But what begins as a tedious task turns into a raging passion neither of them can deny. As the truth unravels at last, they must choose between forgetting the past and allowing it to consume them.


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Excerpt:
I’ve told you before that I never wanted to hurt you, Victoria.” He put down his spoon. “My battle is with my father, not you, and I will forever regret that you were caught up in the crossfire.”

The acknowledgment seemed genuine. But she didn’t know if it was enough. “Thank you,” she offered simply. “I am gratified you have realized that much, at least.”

“You are most welcome.” He studied her intently. “Now, I find I’ve tired of the soup course. Have you?”

Her turtle soup had long gone cold. She nodded, watching warily as he rose from the table and stalked toward her. He stopped when he was at her side, leaning his hip negligently against the table. He reached out, framing her face with his large hands.

“We both know I never wanted to be a husband when I married you,” he said at last, his tone grave.

His acknowledgment had an air of deep candor to it, far more than his effortless flirtation and charming grins did. She searched his bright gaze, wondering if she could trust him. Wondering if she should. It occurred to her that what had happened in the past did not hold as much power over her life as what could happen in the future.

“And what of now?” she asked. “What do you want now?” It was the question that seemed to matter the most.

His gaze grew shuttered. “I have a duty to do by you.”

She frowned, trying to understand him. His hands were still a warm, tempting touch on her face. “Duty is not a want.”

“Sometimes it becomes a want,” he murmured, lowering his mouth to crush hers.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Scarlett Scott has loved romance novels ever since she was eleven and swiped her older sister’s books to read by flashlight in her closet. Her mother caught her, but she remained undeterred in her pursuit of happily ever afters. An award-winning author, she writes steamy historical and sexy contemporary romance. She lives in PA with her hero and their adorable dog who thinks he is a person in training.

Buy link:  http://www.ellorascave.com/her-errant-earl.html

Website: http://www.scarsco.com

Twitter: @scarscoromance

Blog: http://scarscoromance.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorScarlettScott

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/scarlettscott/

GIVEAWAY:
Scarlett will be awarding a Kindle copy of her historical romance A Mad Passion and a $10 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:


8 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today!

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  2. What a lovely excerpt. That, and the blurb, make me wonder why he came back. You're a new-to-me author, Scarlett, and I look forward to reading more. I also love how scarlet is the prominent color on the cover. It's like a tribute to the author!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  3. Hi, Catherine. Thanks for stopping in and for your kind words! Ellora's Cave always does a fabulous job on my covers. I thought the red on the cover was a perfect touch too, and there just happens to be a red corset involved in Her Errant Earl, so it's a perfect match. :)

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  4. I like this trope as long as the explanations for the separation and return are plausible. It leaves lots of room for rediscovery of the spouses. I'm putting this book on my ginormous TBR shelves...hear them groan as I add another book...

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  5. Great excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Hi, Karen. Thanks for adding me to your TBR shelves! :) Thanks for stopping in, Ingeborg!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the blurb and the excerpt!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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