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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR–TREASURING THERESA By Susana Ellis

20 Aug

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Treasuring Theresa

by Susana Ellis

Regency Romance

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Release Date: January 3, 2013

Heat Level: Sweet

Word Count: 13,000

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Available at:

Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/treasuring-theresa.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Treasuring-Theresa-ebook/dp/B00AWPDO1U

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/treasuring-theresa-susana-ellis/1114106453

AllRomance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-treasuringtheresa-1039697-173.html

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Treasuring-Theresa/book-OdCuRw4rSUi7iRctYeJiOw/page1.html

Sony: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/susana-ellis/treasuring-theresa/_/R-400000000000000917316

Description:

At the betrothal ball of the man she had expected to marry herself, Lady Theresa latches on to Damian Ashby, hoping to divert attention from her own humiliating situation. Of course, she’s not seriously interested because he’s a useless London fribble, in her opinion. He is not favorably impressed with her either.

Still, she’s the daughter of an earl, and he’s the heir to her father’s title and estate, so they are destined to spend more time in each other’s company…sooner rather than later. And who knew that the two of them would develop an unlikely attraction to one another?

But can a London swell and a country lady ever make their diverse lives and interests work together?

Excerpt:

Damian Ashby, Viscount Clinton, looked down upon the festive ballroom with a critical eye as he waited in the reception line. Greek statues and scrolled Ionic columns, along with draperies of white and gold and a profusion of candelabras wrapped in ivy, trumpeted the classical theme. A brief survey of the guests confirmed his suspicion that the Sedgelys did not socialize in the first circles of the ton. Except for his cousin, the Earl of Granville, whose heir he was and at whose behest he had deigned to attend, Damian himself appeared to be the highest ranked in attendance.

And frankly, he’d rather be indulging in an intimate dinner and sensual dessert with his mistress than attending a provincial betrothal ball held for two people he’d never met.

“Charmed, I’m sure” he said disdainfully as he greeted his hosts. The pudgy Mr. Sedgely, a banker, and his horse-faced wife, second cousin to a baron, socialized on the fringes of theton, which is why he’d never encountered them previously.

The balding gentleman waiting to greet him on the next step down introduced himself as Squire Bromfield, father of the bridegroom. “So good of you to come,” he boomed, “considering I’ll be your neighbor one day. Or at least my son will, if I’ve shoved off by then.”

“Indeed,” Damian replied, shuddering inwardly at the thought of socializing with such boorish people. After he inherited, he planned to reside at Granville Manor for one week annually during the hunting season. The rest of the year it would be left under the management of a capable steward while he continued to enjoy the pleasures of civilized society in London.

He was calculating the most direct path to the card room when a young lady pounced on him.

“Why, I do believe it’s Cousin Damian! How delightful to see you again!”

She was passably pretty, he thought, although her marine-blue gown was not in the first stare of fashion. He could find no fault with her small waist and full breasts, although he personally preferred a more voluptuous figure. Her hair was too dark a blonde to be in vogue, and the simple chignon indicated that she had arranged it herself without the assistance of a maid. But it was her tantalizing eyes that drew his attention—a deep cerulean blue that reminded him of the Adriatic Sea and a pleasurable interlude on a beach with a sultry Greek barmaid during his European tour a few years ago.

Cousin?

She swatted his arm with her fan.

“You don’t remember me, do you, Cousin Damian? It has been an age since your visit to Granville at Christmastime. It was five or six years, perhaps, but I still had no trouble recognizing you!”

His memory yielded the image of a younger version of the girl before him. Barely out of adolescence, she’d been as provincial as the others in the tedious party.

“Lady Theresa,” he said. “How delightful to see you again!”

“Cousin Theresa,” she insisted. “Strict propriety need not be followed among relations, you know.”

“Although a high-stickler would point out our blood relationship is somewhat diluted,” he reminded her, “our grandfathers being merely cousins and all.”

She grinned. “Isn’t it fortunate there are no high-sticklers here?”

The first notes of a waltz were struck. “What luck!” she said, pulling him onto the dance floor. “Come dance with me, Cousin Damian. I do so adore waltzes!”

He could have—should have—cut her for her impertinence. If he’d been ambushed in such a manner by any other young lady at a ton ball, she’d have been dealt a severe set-down. But among a roomful of provincials, Lady Theresa, as the daughter of an earl, outranked everyone except her father and himself. And seeing as she was the one who would be displaced when he inherited her father’s estate, he decided to ignore her lapse in manners. More or less.

“How fortunate that we both have this dance available,” he said with a hint of reproof.

“Oh la,” she said. “I don’t have so many partners that I must write down their names. And you just arrived,” she said with a triumphant smile.

A country bumpkin, thought Damian in disgust. Bruiting about her own unpopularity so candidly. She would be a pariah at any civilized ball.

She danced surprisingly well for a country girl, he thought as they whirled around the room. She felt good in his arms and the scent of her hair wafted up to his nose. Lavender.

Her astonishing eyes peered up at him, sparkling with interest. Oh no, he groaned inwardly. Here it comes.

“You are easily the most refined gentleman here,” she gushed. “Your apparel outshines even Reese’s, and he is the guest of honor.” Seeing his puzzled look, she explained. “Reese Bromfield, Squire Bromfield’s son. The husband-to-be.” She nodded toward a hulky blond man dancing with a pretty redhead. “That’s Eugenia Sedgely, his fiancée.”

Was it only his imagination that her voice shook slightly when she said that last word?

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About the Author:

A former teacher, Susana is finally living her dream of being a full-time writer. She loves all genres of romance, but historical—Regency in particular—is her favorite. There’s just something about dashing heroes and spunky heroines waltzing in ballrooms and driving through Hyde Park that appeals to her imagination.

In real life, Susana is a lifelong resident of northwest Ohio, although she has lived in Ecuador and studied in Spain, France and Mexico. More recently, she was able to travel around England and visit many of the places she’s read about for years, and it was awesome! She is a member of the Maumee Valley and Beau Monde chapters of Romance Writers of America.

Connect with Susana Ellis

Website: http://www.susanaellis.com

Email: susanaellisauthor@gmail.com

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Everville: The First Pillar Kindle Ebook Giveaway Contest

18 Jul

Bestselling author Roy Huff stops by with an amazing offer:

Everville: The First Pillar Kindle ebook giveaway contest

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ENTER HERE for a chance to win a free Kindle ebook of Amazon’s #1 international epic fantasy bestseller Everville: The First Pillar. Also, be sure to stay tuned for details on the upcoming second book in the series Everville: The City of Worms, expected to be released in late Summer.

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To enter, you must have a valid non-Kindle email address. The winner will be sent a free Kindle ebook directly from Amazon. In order to enter you must reside in a country that allows Kindle downloads. If you do not have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle app for iPhone or Android or Kindle Cloud for PC’s.

Buy links:

http://tinyurl.com/c645pc7 Kindle ebook regularly $2.99

http://tinyurl.com/blbpv22 Paperback

http://tinyurl.com/cg8rtxr Hardcover

http://tinyurl.com/ktc9abl Audible audio book (Also available on ITunes)

Synopsis:

Owen Sage is the emblematic college freshman at Easton Falls University. With all the worries about his first year in college, he was not prepared for what would happen next. His way of life was flipped upside down when he mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville. His excitement was abruptly halted when he discovered that there was a darkness forged against both the natural world, which he knew well, and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He must devise a plan to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers, whom both harbor hidden secrets he must learn in order to gain power over the evil that dwells in The Other In Between. With a race against time to save both worlds, his short time at Easton Falls did not quite prepare him for the evil, dark forces he must fight in order to conquer The Other In Between.

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Bio:

Roy Huff is the author of Amazon’s #1 international bestselling epic fantasy novel, Everville: The First Pillar. He is a man of many interests including science, traveling, movies, the outdoors, and of course writing teen and young adult fantasy fiction. He holds five degrees in four separate disciplines including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. Roy Huff’s background includes work in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. He was born on the East Coast but has spent more than half his life in Hawaii, where he currently resides and writes his epic fantasy sagas.

Breaking record

2 Jul

Last time I had BORN IN VENGEANCE free on Amazon I hit a record. My Amazon Best Sellers Rank was: #949 Free in Kindle Store  and #55 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Historical Romance.

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Let me tell you a secret: today and tomorrow 07/02-03 the book is free on Amazon. If you didn’t download it last time I encourage you to do it now. Why?

Well, for a few reasons:

1. I wrote it.

2. It’s a quick fantastic read (Of course it’t fantastic because I wrote it, right? 🙂 )

3. If you are missing Spartacus as I do after Starz ended it’s production last year this is your chance to meet new heroes as brave, fearless, handsome, driven, flawed, broken as the Spartacus’s cast. 

4. It’s free. With a touch of a button it will land in your e-library. No mess, no hassle.

5. Because it will help me break my own record. It will help my book find new homes in your heart, in your library. 

Are these reasons enough? I hope so. And I hope I managed to convince you to download BORN IN VENGEANCE. I promise, you won’t regret it.

Happy reading!

When impossible becomes possible

22 Jun

Yesterday was a big day. As the photo below shows my Amazon Best Sellers Rank was: #949 Free in Kindle Store  and #55 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Romance > Historical Romance.

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I have to admit, I’ve dreamed many times that one day my books will be housed on hundred of bookshelves. Yesterday that dream came true. According to my account BORN IN VENGEANCE was downloaded 334 times in ONE DAY. 

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Don’t be sad you didn’t get your free copy. I have 4 more days KDP allows me to offer the book free on Amazon, so come back soon and I will have the next date announced.

Until then happy reading!

Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop

19 Jun

My favorite season is summer for its long days, colorful flowers, chirping birds and being lazy in the sun with a good book. I live in Arizona and being lazy in the sun happens a lot (with a TON of sunscreen of course) at this time of the year. An iced tea in one hand, glasses and books in the other, and I’m ready to head off to my favorite spot in my backyard – by the pool.

What books am I reading now? Quite a few and I decided to spread the love by giving away not one, not two, but THREE e-books for the Midsummer’s Eve Giveaway Hop organized by Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer and co-hosted by Uniquely Moi Books between June 20th and June 26th.  Thank you, ladies!

I haven’t read these books yet, only downloaded them. They all seem quite interesting, I hope they’ll pique your interest. Leave your info in the form below and come back for the winner announcement on June 27th, the day after the giveaway ends.

Now to the books:

one e-copy of Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

one e-copy of Easy by Tammara Webber

one e-copy of The Vincent Boys by Abbie Glines

Good luck everyone!