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Friday, January 20, 2012

Shameless BlogHop (Jan 20-27)



Welcome to the Shameless Blog Hop hosted by Jen at Red Hot Books, Brie at Romance Around the Corner and Michelle from Michelle's Book Blog

I will be giving away an copy of Grey's Lady OR Waltz of Seduction (these are historical erotic romance novellas) to three randomly drawn commenters.

To enter to win please fill out the rafflecopter below. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter and have reached the age of majority in your country/state of residence. There are two mandatory entries, join my newletter and say yes to being over 18 (this is an erotic romance giveaway). All the other entries are optional and simply increase chances of winning. Good Luck.





Grey’s Lady
By Natasha Blackthorne


Book one in the Carte Blanche Series

Seeking sexual excitement and conquest, poor but beautiful Beth seduces wealthy merchant prince Grey Sexton, only to find herself the pursued as he seeks to own her body and soul.
 
In Philadelphia, PA 1812
Flouting the moral standards of Jeffersonian America, temptress Beth McConnell lets no man touch her heart. Her motto is love them once and leave them burning. 
 
But when she boldly seduces Grey Sexton, a self-controlled merchant prince from New York, she finds herself too fascinated by his ice-over-fire nature to stay away. His possessive determination to own her, body and soul, threatens to expose her secret erotic life to public shame. 
 
But Beth will only surrender her love to a man she can trust. And Grey's materialistic approach to relationships leaves her little reason to believe he can ever give her what she truly needs. 
 
For these two cynical yet lonely people, can deep sexual intimacy work a miracle and lead to the opening of their hearts?


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Excerpt From: Grey's Lady

Philadelphia, PA
Springtime 1812

The sound of boots stopped and her mouth dried. A tingling rush swept through her stomach, but whether from anxiety or anticipation, she didn’t know. She turned and saw the tall, dark shadow looming over her. Cool air rushed over her sweat-damp face as her black widow’s veil was lifted away, leaving a delicious sort of weakness in its wake. Grey’s eyes were luminous silver, reflecting the starlight of her dreams and taking her breath away.

The scent of his shaving soap, a nuanced blend of citrus and spice with an underlying note of musk, mingled with that of crisp, fresh linen. The scent evoked a sense of solace, as if she’d been living for nothing else since they’d parted. As if there were some kind of magical security to be found with him alone.

Yet she knew so little about him, except that he was leagues above her. She let her gaze roam over his tall, hard-muscled body. His cravat glowed blindingly white against the dark blue of his jacket, so stiffly starched, so perfectly tied it appeared carved from marble. The thrust of his clean-shaven jaw seemed almost ruthlessly arrogant. Heavens, he exuded wealth and power and privilege from every pore. And he consorted with those hollow souls in the dining hall. Was his just as hollow?

She felt as though she were Pandora with her hand on the lid of the box. Once again, her hands twitched to pick up her skirts and her feet burnt to run.

"Thank God it’s you, else I expect I’d have had my face soundly slapped by now." His deep voice resonated in her belly.

Neither of them laughed. The tension, sharp like a knife’s tip held at her throat, rendered her speechless.

"I am sorry they directed you to the dining hall. Most indelicate. Someone should have come and fetched me instead."

Inwardly, she shuddered at the memory of so many curious male eyes upon her veiled person. "It’s no matter now."

"Are you hungry?" he asked, his tone front-parlour-polite.

"No." She couldn’t possibly eat. She’d been pent up with desire like a caged cat for two weeks. Now, so close to being beneath him again, she could barely keep herself from swooning from the excitement.

"You know, for a moment there, I thought you were about to bolt."

"No, never."
"That’s a relief." He laughed without smiling and pressed something into her hand—a key. He whispered his room number. "Go up. I’ll follow shortly."

"I haven’t much time."

"Very shortly." The edgy promise in his voice sent a bolt of desire twisting through her belly. Her knees melted to jelly and she wobbled.

"Careful." His strong hands gripped her shoulders, steadying her, his face showing none of the emotion pounding through her own body. How could he remain so unaffected?

Impulse seized her and she caught hold of his lapels. "Kiss me."

He leaned closer. Heavens, anyone could come along and catch them. Oh the risk But her breath quickened and her nipples stiffened, straining against her stays. She closed her eyes, tilted her head up.

 Waited.

And waited.

"How many men since me?" He laid his large hand at the base of her throat and a thrill went chasing through her. "Look me in the eye."

Her lids fluttered open and his gaze pierced into her with such intensity she gasped. "It has only been two weeks."

"Answer me, Beth."

Another thrill trembled through her. Fear or anticipation? She couldn’t say. "None."

Still holding her throat, he studied her for several long moments. She set her jaw, refusing to waver under his scrutiny.

He bent and his mouth pressed hers, hard and hasty. Passion spiralled, took her soaring to the stars. Lassitude weakened her and wetness seeped between her legs. He lifted his head. She tightened her hands on his lapels, trying to pull him back. He resisted, his eyes trained on her like a stag with a doe.


Kiss me. Just kiss me, you arrogant jackanapes.


"Now, go." He released her, set her veil back in place and left her there.

She gaped at his departing back, watching how he moved, so tall and proud. Over-proud. Did he have any idea what a rarefied class he found himself in? She didn’t go around asking just any man to kiss her. She had very high standards and she shared herself with only a select few. She was bestowing quite an honour on him and yet he reacted as if she were the one who ought to be grateful. And to add insult to injury, he hadn’t even kissed her. Not truly.


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Book two in the Carte Blanche Series

Beth and Grey’s passionate battle of wills continues...

New York Merchant Prince Grey Sexton loves the audacious, spirited young temptress who seduced him in a Philadelphia bookseller’s and made passionate love to him in his carriage. Her fiery nature broke through his cold self-protection. But in a time of war and trade disruption, he cannot allow himself to be distracted. He vows to put business above all else in his life, including his bride.

Shocked and hurt by Grey's distance, Beth wonders whether he truly returns the burning love she feels for him. Beth demands that Grey prove he can truly change once and for all or else she will not start a family with him. But will the dark, sensual secrets she yet keeps repel this arrogant, self-controlled gentleman she has married?

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Coming February 2012

Dear BlogHoppers,

I have no idea why the Rafflecopter is hard to read. I set it up just like I do each time and I didn't see any place where one can change the font colors or anything like that. I am waiting to hear from Rafflecopter about it.
You can access the rafflecopter directly on their site: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ODM2MWFhNmIyOTJhZmRlNDZjMDRiYWNjMWM0MWVjOjI0/

Otherwise, I am very sorry. I don't intend for it to be hard for you to read and I'll fix it as soon as I know what to do. I am totally swamped today so please bear with me.




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27 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance, I would love to read Waltz of Seduction. :)

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  2. I can't figure out what the second mandatory entry is???? Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    @fangswandsfairy
    steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com

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  3. Your raffle copter is very hard to read!

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  4. Sorry folks, I copied the code from Rafflecopter, there isn't any place to pick and chose the fonts or anything that I can see when setting it up. I'll have to contact them and find out why the text on that is white and what I can do about it.

    In the meantime, the rafflecopter can be accessed directly on their site: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ODM2MWFhNmIyOTJhZmRlNDZjMDRiYWNjMWM0MWVjOjI0/

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  6. I'm over 18 way over
    lzz25 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway...Keep warm!

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  8. I love these blog hops. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a great prize! <^_^>
    Nay Nay

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  9. Great giveaway! I've seen your books at AllRomance.com and been very curious about them and would love a chance to read one!
    welise86@Yahoo.com

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  10. I'm over 18. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I think I did the entry form correctly. I am over 18, I joined the newsletter and am a follower.
    I have wanted to read your stories for awhile, they sound great!

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

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  12. This hop is fantastic! Thanks so much for participating. I love finding new authors and blogs to read...

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    ReneeRearden(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. It's great to see so many authors at this hop. A lot are authors that I already follow. But my legs are getting tired. I need some hunky guy to carry me from hop to hop. Thank you.
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

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  14. I so love your blog it's so beautiful. I enjoy the blurbs and the excerpts and have them on my wish list...*S*
    Thank you for being part if the blog hop tour...*S*

    Darcy
    pommawolf @hotmail.com

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  15. I'm definitely over eighteen and I'm already part of your newsletter.

    Gabrielle J.

    kakuchouakisame_19@yahoo.com

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  16. if i win i love to read any book and t hen i would blog it on the sites thank for the hop and the gifts
    desi the blonde @ msn .com

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  17. Hi, Natasha!
    I am most assuredly over 18, follow you by email and receive your newsletter. Thanks for being part of this fun hop!!

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  18. Oh I am way over 18 lol I was born in 1982 :) I am a GFC follower and signed up for the newsletter :)
    Ashley Applebee
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  19. I am definitely over 18!

    thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. Over 18 and live in Iowa, USA. Would love to win and read the Waltz of Seduction. Have read Grey's Lady and White Lace and love both of them. Can't wait for the new one, Alex's Angel. I was hoping you would write about him next. Thanks for the fun hop and would love to win and read this book.
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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  21. Good Morning everyone,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and entering my contest and for all wonderful comments. :)

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  22. over 18 and live in Louisiana....reach the age of maturity in the USA

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  23. Thank you soooo much I want to read Grey's Lady sooo very much! Of course I am over 18...I am too old... =)

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  24. Hello Pauline and Mary,

    Thank you for stopping by. Good luck. :)

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  25. Thank you for joining the blog hop. I'm over 18 years older than 18 and I live Illinois.

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