Thursday, April 9, 2015

Find out WHAT THE DUKE WANTS and Register for a Lovely Charm



Today I'm welcoming Amy Quinton, who's here with her new book WHAT THE DUKE WANTS. She will be awarding a heart shaped enamel, kiln fired copper charm on a leather corded necklace (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. See the beautiful charm below.

BLURB:

Upstanding duke desperately seeks accident-prone wife from trade…

England 1814: Miss Grace (ha!) Radclyffe is an oftentimes hilariously clumsy, 20-year-old orphan biding her time living with her uncle until she is old enough to come into her small inheritance. Much to her aunt’s chagrin, she isn’t: reserved (not with her shocking! tendency to befriend the servants), sophisticated (highly overrated), or graceful (she once flung her dinner into a duke’s face). But she is: practical and in love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

The Duke of Stonebridge is an agent for the Crown with a tragic past. His father died mysteriously when he was 12 years old amid speculation that the old duke was ‘involved’ with another man. He must restore his family name, but on the eve of his engagement to the perfect debutante, he meets his betrothed’s cousin, and his world is turned inside out… No matter, he is always: logical (men who follow their hearts are foolish) and reserved (his private life is nobody’s business but his own). And he isn’t: impulsive or in love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

Can he have what he wants and restore his name? Can she trust him to be the man she needs?

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Excerpt:

A knowledgeable lady understands that, typically, the best way to make a good first impression is not to fall bottom first into a puddle of mud. Alas, Grace Radclyffe, with her inclination towards unfortunate mishaps, found this knowledge to be generally useless in the reality of her everyday life.

Therefore, despite the uncomfortable feeling of wetness seeping through her gown and the faint-though-nearby sound of dripping mud, she did what any sensible lady of good upbringing would do in less than ideal circumstances. She cursed. With conviction.
“Bloody hell. Not again.”

So maybe she didn’t say that. But it was something she occasionally thought in her mind, though only in her mind.

In actuality, she chuckled lightheartedly (because it’s always best to set yourself and any potential rescuers at ease in awkward situations) and graciously procured the proffered handkerchief dangling over her left shoulder. Then, after clearing the mud from her face so she could actually see and with cheeks tinged only slightly from embarrassment (because, really, that kerchief hadn’t been dangling over her shoulder on its own), she peered up to thank her would-be rescuer and

Gasped. Out loud.

For staring down at her with one eyebrow lifted in question, were a pair of eyes—emerald green eyes to be more precise. The most deeply penetrating emerald green eyes she had ever seen in all of her near twenty-one years.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Amy Quinton is an author and full time mom living in Summerville, SC. She enjoys writing (and reading!) sexy, historical romances. She lives with her English husband, two boys, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to go camping, hiking, and canoeing/kayaking… And did she mention reading? When she’s not reading, cleaning, or traveling, she likes to make jewelry, sew, knit, and crochet (Yay for Ravelry!).

Amy has lived in or around the Charleston, SC area her entire life. When she’s not home, at the beach (weather permitting), or camping in and around the Great Smoky Mountains (Check out Mile High Campground and Devils Fork State Park!), she loves to visit the United Kingdom. She loves the history, the culture, and the people – hence her love for Scottish and Regency Romances. She especially loves to visit the Isle of Skye – in the Highlands of Scotland; where the scenery is both rugged and breathtaking.

Amy graduated from the College of Charleston, a liberal arts college located in beautiful, historic Charleston, SC. She worked 10 years in the computer industry as a software designer before becoming a full time mom and now, a full time novelist

Here's the lovely pendant being offered. It is designed and made by Keri Sereika at Pink Lemonade (http://www.pinklemonade.typepad.com/) Be sure to register at Rafflecopter, below.





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For more chances to win the lovely prize, check out other stops on Amy's tour and comment. The more you comment, the greater chance you'll have to win. Click on the link below to find Amy's tour schedule.

http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2015/02/blurb-blitz-what-duke-wants-by-amy.html

20 comments:

  1. Hi Amy. I'm so happy to welcome you on your blog tour. Best of luck with the book. Love the touches of humor. Who can resist a heroine who can laugh at herself?

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  2. Thank you so much, Barbara. And thank you for having me on your blog today.

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  3. LOL -- what an entertaining excerpt! :)

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    1. Thanks Barbara. That scene was the spark behind the entire book in my mind. It was even the first chapter in my early rough draft.

      I find Grace delightfully funny and I believe she handles her Accidents so well.

      If you think that is funny, you may like this excerpt as well: http://amyquinton.net/published-works/excerpts-for-what-the-duke-wants/flying-prawns/

      Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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    2. I enjoyed that excerpt, too, Barbara, because right away it set up character. The couple sounds delightful

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  4. Hi Amy and Barbara! This book sounds very good. I love sexy, historical romances, too. Putting yours on my TBR. Good luck with the promo. Goddess Fish rocks.

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    1. Thanks Ashley. I hope you enjoy it!

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    2. I agree, Ashley, sexy historical romances are tops, as is Goddess Fish!!

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  5. Loved the excerpt:-) Congrats on the release-can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thanks, Alanna! I hope you enjoy the book.

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    2. Hi Alanna, thanks for stopping by. Hope you entered the charm contest!

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    1. Thanks Ella. I really appreciate it! I'm glad you liked the excerpt.

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    2. Ella, So glad you stopped by. Amy had other excerpts to choose from but I really liked this one, too.

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  7. Love the excerpt and the premise of this book. Best wishes with the release!

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    1. Thanks, Angelina. I'm glad you liked it.

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    3. Angelina, don't you enjoy romance with a smile? So enjoyable. Hope you entered the contest.

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  8. Barbara, thanks again for hosting me today and for commenting with me on the post! You have a fantastic group of followers.

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