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ENCHANTED MUSE BLOG TOURS PRESENTS
Save A Turkey: Gobble Up A Blog Hop Tour
NOV 14 - NOV 21
1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Monday, November 14, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, November 21, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted November 22nd! ***

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS & BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR & BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW THEM SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!
***Authors & Book Pages have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules.

Enter to WIN a free PDF copy of my American Set Regency Novella, Grey's Lady.






Copyright © Natasha Blackthorne, 2011

"Grey’s Lady is the story of a wealthy New York merchant price, Grey Sexton, who falls for a poor but beautiful seductress, Beth McConnell. Yet, for all their social and economical differences, at their most basic level, Beth and Grey are very similar. This story explores how these similarities threaten to tear them apart before love can overcome the fear of being vulnerable.

Both Beth and Grey suffered isolation and emotional neglect in childhood. Grey grew up as a privileged only son, heir to Sexton Shipping, one of the fledging nation’s largest mercantile fleets. Grey’s father was a stern businessman who did not understand his daydreaming son and held him at a distance. A child in this position might take solace in a closer relationship with his mother. However, Grey’s mother was chronically ill and unable to bear his childish energy. She kept to her chambers and died while he was still quite young. Later at age nineteen, Grey engaged in an emotionally scarring experience with a slightly older woman, something that is not covered in Grey’s Lady. All of these backstory issues and more are explored in more depth in the sequel, White Lace and Promises, which is scheduled for release Dec. 26, 2011.



In contrast, the focus of Grey’s Lady is on the immediate interaction between two wounded and self-protective people who feel an overpowering attraction to each other but who do not want to admit it to themselves or the other.

I will let my character, Beth, tell her story in her own words.



Why should men always have the power of choice when it comes to love? Is it right that we women have no choice but to sit and wait for a man decide to honor us with his declarations–usually uttered in the form of a demand? And all we as women may do is say “yes” or “no” and hope we have made a wise choice. The man still has the power to break his promises and it will be our good name and heart that bears the damage.
 
My mother fell into an adulterous affaire with an unknown man and as a result I was created. Her husband put her out of their house. I would have been borne in the almshouse if not for the kindness of her employer. After my mother’s death, I would have gone to the foundling home without my kindly benefactress. My unknown father also took his power of choice, the choice to abandon me. How fair is it that men have all the power of choice?
 
Oh, you ask what about the gentlemen? Ha! The gentlemen. They are the very worst.
 
A gentleman once declared passionate love for me. He said this so ardently and his beautiful brown eyes shone with sincerity. I was young. I was naïve. I believed him. I trusted him and gave my heart wholly into his keeping. And as went my heart, eventually so went my virtue.
 
Do you what happened next? Surely, I don’t have to tell you. You know how these maudlin stories go. He married someone else. A lady. Someone of his own class. His took his power of choice. He became a respectable family man and I was left being a soiled dove. I had a good cry over it. I may have drank a little too much at his wedding celebration. What a pitiful little fool I was. But I did not wallow in my self-pity for long. So men have needs and desires? Well, I also have needs. I also have desires. Why should men have all the power of choice? Why should they have all the enjoyment in life?
 
I take my own power of choice now. I chose whom, when and for how long and I select only the most handsome, wealthy, and powerful of gentlemen.


 
Yes, I know you are asking do I not fear discovery? This is a worry and I take it seriously. Truly I do. I live with my half-brother and his family now. He is very protective and very touchy about matters of honor. Our mother was not faithful to his father. Now he takes such matters so seriously. Too seriously. If he had his way, I would stay home all the time, working in the backroom of his cobbler shop with one eye on the children. But honestly, though I love my nieces and my half-siblings, life there is dreary. It’s all work, work and more work. Everything is shabby, everything seems to stay gritty and grimy no matter how hard I work to keep things clean. There are always more shoes to repair. I swear my eyes shall go crossed trying to sew by candlelight night after night. I never get enough sleep or time to myself. If I couldn’t go out and seek my adventures, I should go mad. I have my mother’s wild blood in me and my desires can run so high I fear they shall consume me.
 
I could marry a nice man and he would carry me away from all of this. I would have my own cozy home and hearth. My benefactress has introduced me to a nice young minister and to a nice young but struggling legal clerk and a nice young medical student who trembled all over and went pale when I said good morning to him. I have no interest in nice young men. It’s the wealthy, powerful, arrogant gentlemen who fascinate me. I know they will never desire me for a wife but they shall burn for me. They shall remember me.

 
How do I protect myself from discovery? I limit my liaisons to one single meeting. I never meet with my gentlemen again, no matter how desperately they implore me. And they do implore me. Though I am poor, the child of adultery by an unknown man and powerless in my society, I have something gentlemen desire. I have beauty, and thanks to my mother’s wild blood, I understand their hot lusts better than the women of their class. I do gain a measure of satisfaction out of leaving them burning for more. Burning for me. No gentleman shall ever forget the one afternoon he spent with me.

 
Today is a special day for me. Mr. Asahel de Grijs, otherwise known as Grey to his friends, is coming to my favorite bookseller to give a lecture on privateering. He is a New York man, the owner of Sexton Shipping which has a fleet of over forty sea going vessels. He is rumored to be the wealthiest gentleman in America. I know this is not true. I know exactly who is the wealthiest man in America. But Mr. Sexton is among the top three wealthiest men in our nation. He is also politically connected and quite powerful. He would be the brightest feather in my cap. I think I shall wear my shabbiest dress because it is always more thrilling when these gentlemen cannot resist the tattered, poor little bastard girl. They are slaves to their own greed for beauty.
 
I don’t really deride gentlemen for their focus on beauty. I appreciate a handsome face and well-made masculine form. Well, if Mr. Sexton’s physicality matches his other attributes, then I shall be entertaining a gentleman today. In private. In his carriage. But only for today. Afterwards, he shall burn for me. He will never forget me.



So what happened next? Read the rest of the chapter and find out
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Reviews For Grey's Lady:

Just Erotic Romance Reviews gives Grey's Lady 4 out of 5 stars.
"Smoking hot from the start, the first exchange between the main characters is 'My goodness…it's so hard, isn't it?'…Those looking for a quick read full of passion and undeniable attraction are sure to enjoy this steamy novella." ~ Kendra Edens of JERR Nov 6, 2011

4.25 stars for Grey's Lady from Night Owl Reviews.
 "The secretive nature of their meetings added even more spice to their liaisons, and they were spicy as it was. A very emotional read that really had an edge...I look forward to more of Beth and Grey's dance toward a happily ever after together."  ~ Chris of Night Owl Reviews


5 of 5 Flowers For Grey's Lady by "A Chick Who Reads"
 "Natasha Blackthorne's Grey's Lady really delivers, almost from the first page...And the sex...well...steamy...can't wait to read the next book in this new series." ~ Andrea of "A Chick Who Reads"


4 of 5 Stars For Grey's Lady from Sensual Reads "This book follows a hot love affair that is bound to fail if both parties do not compromise." ~  Candy of Sensual Reads.


"I thoroughly enjoyed this. The tone and language felt authentic for the time, but it certainly didn't dampen the heat between the characters!...a seriously sexy read and one I'd recommend to others." ~ Lucy Felthouse of Erotica For All

"Author Natasha Blackthorne gives us a uniquely set American Regency that singes your fingers with tempestuous heat!" ~ Cerise DeLand of Delicious Romance

              "My heart got all fluttery with the sexual tension between the two of them. I'm gonna give Natasha an extra award for this book, because it has everything in it, romance, passion and so much more. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and tell you all to read this book. I know the Lady's I talk to are going to love this book. BUT this book is not for under 18's, be warned it very steamy in places and young people really should not read it, but for all you kink bags out there, then go a head. its GOOD!!!!!. lol." ~ Sue of Satin's Bookish Corner


“This Novella is about these two people with such strong wills trying to fight for dominance in their red hot affair. Anyone 18+ looking for a HOT read and strong characters really should pick up a copy of Grey's Lady.” ~ Skyla of Sinfully Tasty Reads

         "The fire between this two burns bright and the sex scenes in this book are absolutely intense. I kept expecting my fingers to be scorched by the pages. Not only was this book incredibly erotic, it also was interestingly enough romantic. So if you like your historical romances with a little bit more sizzle than sweetness, this is the book for you. My only regret was that it wasn't longer! I remember finishing it up and going noooo! This one's a page turner ladies and definitely leaves you wanting to be Grey's Lady!!!!" Nikki of Close Encounters With The Night Kind

Enter to WIN an e-copy of Grey's Lady:

Mandatory Items:
1. You must be 18 years or older and have reached the age of majority in your locality.
2. Follow this blog.
3. Make a comment to tell me exactly how many options you have fulfilled.

Items 1-3 (+1)

If you did ALL three options above, then you're entered! (Wait now, did you do number three? If not, please do it now.)

Now the items below are totally optional and merely increase your chances:

Optional Items:
1. In the comments section at the end of this post, answer the following question: What makes a historical romance hero sexy and why? (+1)
2. Follow Natasha on Twitter. (+1)
3. "Like" Natasha's Facebook Fanpage. (+1)
4. Join Natasha's newsletter. (+1)


Terms and conditions:
Open worldwide to persons who are at least 18 years of age and are over their country and/or state's [age of majority](http://http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_majority). Void where prohibited by law. All entries will be verified. Please view our giveaway policy for full details. Giveaway will end at 12:01 AM on November 21, 2011 when one winner will then be chosen random draw and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!



Good Luck!

The winner will be posted to this blog on Nov 22 and will have 72 hours to contact Natasha at N (dot) blackthorne (@) Yahoo (dot) com to claim their prize.



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12 comments:

  1. Wishing you a very blessed holiday. Dont enter me, I am just stopping by to show my support and send you some love.

    Ronda Tutt
    mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

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  2. Hello Ronda,

    How sweet of you to stop by. I do appreciate your support. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.

    Natasha

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving. Nice blog.
    Marilyn Yarbrough
    mk@mkyarbrough.com

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  5. Trying again, this time with better spelling.


    One day, I WILL win a copy of this book lol

    GFC The Romanceaholic (and well over AOM lol)

    What makes a historical romance hero sexy and why? I like my historical heroes wealthy, a bit spoiled, maybe slightly misogynistic, and bruised and battered on the fall from his high horse when he falls for the heroine. Ther's just something about seeing an aristocrat "get his" that's exciting. (+1)

    Twitter @RomanceaholicBR (+1) Liked Fanpage (+1) Joined Natasha's newsletter. (+1)

    Erm, I think that's +5? (did first three, answered question, signed up for newsletter, fanpage, twitter.)

    :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jess

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  6. Hi Natasha...just stopping through to show some love (don't enter me ;))

    Happy Holidays!
    Sharonda (SexxyBlogger)

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  7. Hello Sharonda,

    Thank you for stopping by and for your support. :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you.
    Natasha

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  8. GFC - Gloria
    FB - Gloria Sell Schumann
    Twitter - GloriaSchumann
    I think that real respect for women at that time would seriously look sexy to me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

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  9. For me what makes a historical romance hero sexy is when he realizes that this woman is going to change his life in ways he absolutely never wanted, but suddenly can't imagine doing without. Isn't that what all women want, to be more important to the man in her life than anything else?

    Manditory items = 1
    Answered question = +1
    Liked on Facebook = +1
    Member of Yahoo Group Newsletter = +1
    Since I don't Tweet, that gives me a total of 4 chances.

    Thanks for being part of the hop.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  10. I'm a blog tour participant too, and I just stopped by to say "hi." I hope the tour is a success for you.

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  11. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

    I am above 18, I follow your blog with GFC inga and I am leaving a comment :) 1-3 done!

    I also follow you in Twitter with @IngaSilberg

    inga(dot)kupp(at)gmail(dot)com

    inga from http://www.ingasilbergbooks.com/
    Me and Reading

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  12. thanks for the chance to win!
    imajicasnow@inbox.com
    imajicasnow@gmail.com

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