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Monday, July 23, 2012

Carte Blanche Series Vol. One Now in Paperback #eroticromance #erotica

Hello Everyone,

I am very pleased to announce the release of the print version of Grey's Lady and White Lace and Promises: Carte Blanche Volume One.

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Book one in the Carte Blanche Series








Grey’s Lady
By Natasha Blackthorne




An American Set Regency Era Erotic Romance.


In Philadelphia, PA 1812 ~ Beth gives her heart to no man. Her motto is to love them once and leave them burning. Grey vows to possess her forever.

Grey's Lady is the story of a wealthy New York merchant prince, Grey Sexton, and a poor but beautiful seductress, Beth McConnell. Yet, for all their differences, at their most basic level, Beth and Grey are very similar. Will their defenses tear them apart before love can overcome the fear of being vulnerable?

Reader Advisory: This is a work of Erotic Historical Romance and it uses the graphic language and situations of Erotic Romance. Grey's Lady is a short novella of approx. 66 pages. As part of a series, Grey's Lady is the prequel to White Lace & Promises.

Excerpt from Grey's Lady, Carte Blanche Series, Book One:

©Copyright Natasha Blackthorne 2011

Warning: This book contains sexually explicit content which is only suitable for mature readers. This story has a heat rating of Total-e-burning and a sexometer of 3.


Copyright © Natasha Blackthorne, 2011
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Chapter One



Philadelphia, PA
Spring, 1812
Grey couldn’t keep his eyes off her. Philadelphian women were the cream of the Republic, but damn if this one didn’t exceed all previous definitions. Curling wisps of hair escaped from her indigo bonnet and trailed down her graceful neck. He’d never seen hair that colour—like champagne shimmering in the moonlight.
She looked up, giving him his first full sight of her face. Sky blue eyes, full of aching, longing…and something else. Abject sadness. Haunting.
Something caught in his chest. Something reminiscent of pleurisy. Well, it wasn’t surprising. Philadelphia air was notoriously insalubrious and the day was oppressively damp. He blinked, glancing away. Was he losing his wits? Haunting eyes? What romantic nonsense. If he didn’t know better, he’d think he was getting a fever.
He glanced at his pocket watch. God, time was crawling. He’d arranged this series of lectures to entice potential investors, and last week in Boston had been most profitable. However, today, Mason’s Bookstore was packed with adolescent boys who sat with their mouths agape listening to local captains recount tales of privateering glory. His own speech on how and why to invest in a voyage had been met with yawns and bobbing heads. What a waste of an afternoon.
Shifting in his seat, he sensed her gaze. Lingering. Burning him. Against his will, he turned back to her. Those eyes seemed to reach across the room, directly into him, to touch his emptiness.
What a fanciful notion. His wits must be addled.
She didn’t drop her gaze, as a modest woman might. Instead, she appraised him, boldly weighing and measuring. A hint of her tongue flirted along the seam of her pink lips. Her eyes smouldered as if she’d read his every erotic longing and fantasy in his face.
He shifted again, trying to adjust for the heated blood rushing into his cock. The corners of her mouth turned up and humour glinted in her eyes. Clearly, she found his interest amusing. She found him amusing.
By God, then, I’ll have her beneath me, writhing and begging me to fuck her.
Damned if he wouldn’t.
The fervour of his thoughts shocked him back to his senses. People were talking and laughing and moving around. The lecture was over. He got up to leave, but he found himself standing at the windows, transfixed by the rain sheeting down.
“My goodness.” The breathy, feminine voice hit him low in his gut and he didn’t have to look to know who’d spoken. Something primal pounded through his blood. An urge to turn, grasp her by the back of her hair and kiss her with such brute force she would run.
Shaken, he took several long, deep breaths before he trusted himself enough to turn to her. He looked down to where her head barely met his shoulder and suddenly he was drowning in those azure eyes.
“It’s so hard, isn’t it?” she said in breathy, bedchamber tones.
“Pardon me, Madam?”
“The rain. It’s coming down so hard today. Buckets and buckets full.” Her voice sounded sincere but her eyes glimmered with mirth.
“Yes, it is.” He kept his tone cool, polite.
She stood so close his arm almost touched her breast. So close her tangy, sweet gardenia-like scent became intoxicating.
“Pardon me, Madam, but do you have some question about investing in a privateer venture?”
“Oh, no, they answered all my questions in the lecture.”
“But how could they have? You came in after the part about investing.”
“I didn’t really have any particular questions—I come to all the lectures here.” She glanced at the chalk board on the opposite wall, where the names of the lecturers were posted. “You are Mr Asahel de Grijs Sexton of New York?”
“At your service.”
“Your middle name means grey…like your eyes. Correct?”
“Yes. It’s Dutch.” It had been his mother’s maiden name.
“And you’re here to invest in privateering voyages for the expected war?” She took hold of the curtain’s thick, gold, braided cord.
“I own some ships and take on investors. I also invest in other voyages. It’s a numbers game, for safety.”
She gave a soft sigh… No, it was more like a moan. A lush, bedroom sound that made his lower belly tighten.
“Well, I was wondering…” She caressed her fingers up and down the braided cord in a way that could only be described as suggestive. Sinfully so. Right here in the book store.
A tide of lust like he had never felt before swept through his blood and stiffened his cock.
“I—I was wondering…” She trailed her fingers one last time before she dropped the cord. A half-smile curved her lips.
“Yes, Madam?” The steadiness of his voice amazed him.
“Could you—” She drew her lashes down as she spread her lips in a slow, sensual smile. “Would you be so kind as to give me a ride in your carriage?”
Her inflection left no doubt what kind of ride she meant.
What true gentleman could disappoint a lady? He offered her his arm. “Come, then.”
She raised fine, pale-gold brows. “I cannot be seen leaving here in your company.”
“Then what?”
“Drive around the block and wait there. I shall come along presently.”
“It’s raining like the flood. You cannot walk in that.”
“Do you think I shall melt?” Her deep and throaty laugh resonated deep in his balls.
“I think a gentleman doesn’t expect a lady to walk in the rain.”
She laughed again. “Oh, but I am not a lady.”
“Don’t talk like that.” His harsh tone puzzled him. Where had it come from?
“Did my fine silk gown fool you?” She plucked her coarse woollen skirt. Her fingerless nankeen gloves revealed digits reddened as though they habitually spent hours soaked in lye. The sharp contrast with her refined loveliness made his throat burn and he swallowed tightly.
She sighed. He glanced up. Her eyes were sad again and her emotion seemed to touch him in places he’d forgotten had existed. Damn, she was beautiful. How many times had he repeated that today? God, he was making a jackass of himself. But what did she really want?
from him? She was bold, yes, but she lacked the hardened look of a girl on the town. Maybe poverty had forced her into temporary whoring.
“You need money?” The hoarse terseness of his whisper surprised him.
“I don’t want your money.” She turned her gaze to him. Bold, blue and full of unmistakable longing. “I only want a ride.”
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Alone with her in the carriage, Grey took her hand and caressed it. Her fingers grated roughly against his. The burning sensation returned to his throat, making him cough. Her eyes were full of that earlier sadness. And longing. Compassion and sympathy flooded him, rendering him incapable of thinking clearly. Making him aware of his own sadness, the emptiness that had been with him so long he’d forgotten it was even there. It was getting to be unnerving. As if there was a cord attached to his innards that she could yank at will.
What the devil was he getting into here?
He kept his life orderly. Free of emotional entanglements and excess. He certainly never spent time indulging his more maudlin emotions. And yet, right now, the combination of sympathy and sexuality was overpowering. Irresistibly seductive.
Maybe he was turning sick. Maybe he was lying in bed right now, delirious with fever.
He squeezed her hand. “What is your name?”
“Beth.”
He exhaled her name, cupping her face and rubbing his thumbs over the hollows beneath her cheekbones. The sensation was pure luxury, the texture of her skin like satin cream.
She closed her eyes, lifted her face. Barely aware he moved still closer, he felt her soft mouth under his with a sense of shock. She moaned and opened her mouth, all hot, wet and spicy-sweet, like mulled cider against his tongue.
He moved his hands down her back against the coarse wool of her bodice, pulling her closer. The folds of his cravat rustled, crisply crushing. She cried out. Damn—his cravat pin. He leaned away, stripped his coat off, plucked out the offending pin and came back to her. She laughed and tugged at his cravat until it came loose. Her grip tight on the two loose ends, she pulled him close to her face and held him in place.
Her taste was so intoxicating. He ravished her mouth without mercy. She returned his strokes measure for measure until they were forced to stop and pant for breath. Fuck, she was so intense. So willing and wanton and womanly. Her fire consumed him. Part of him—the gentlemanly part—watched appalled as he hooked his fingers around the damp hem of her coarse woollen skirt and pushed it up in one swift motion, baring her to the waist. She gasped, then laughed again...
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Reviews for Grey's Lady:

FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC HISTORICAL READ!

YES! YES! YES! Natasha Blackthorne, it is authors like you that make historical reads worth reading. I can think of only one other historical read that I have gave a 5 star rating to and that was Diana Gabaldin. You have captured and implemented the substance that makes the characters come alive and interesting with their emotions leaving the reader excited and feeling the emotions themselves. The story was so exciting that I was totally glued to the page eagerly eating up each sentence and just couldn’t put the book down...Now I will be anxiously waiting for the next book to see where Grey and Beth’s relationship takes them. Excellent Read! ~


"A must read Ladies. You will enjoy it hands down.
This one gets 5 Black Orchids.
The sex was off the charts SEXXY!" ~ Sharonda (SexxyBlogger)


"There is nothing more wonderful than a good erotic historical and Natasha Blackthorne's Grey's Lady really delivers...And the sex...well...steamy..." ~ Andrea of "A Chick Who Reads"


"She wants a good time. He wants a good time. Then they have each other and sparks not only fly...they scorch everything in sight...I really enjoyed Grey. He's terse at times, coddling at others, but he's always got a flair with what he does. He's sexy and I couldn't get enough reading about him." ~ Wendi Zwaduk of "Romance to Make Your Heart Race".


"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...it's GOOD!!!!" ~ Sue of Satin's Bookish Corner.


"I kept expecting my fingers to be scorched by the pages... Not only was this book incredibly erotic, it also was interestingly enough, romantic. ..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.


"Author Natasha Blackthorne gives us a uniquely set American Regency that singes your fingers with temptesous heat!" ~ Cerise DeLand (Author of Lady Starling’s Stockings) Read The Entire Review Click Here.


"A very emotional read...I look forward to more of Beth and Grey’s dance toward a happily ever after together." ~ Chris of Night Owl Reviews click here.

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Beth and Grey's passionate battle of wills continues in White Lace and Promises.

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?

Reader Advisory: This is a work of Erotic Historical Romance and it uses the graphic language and situations of Erotic Romance. Contains scenes of anal sex. This is a very emotional, angsty, drama-filled story.


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Angst, Drama, Erotica...White Lace & Promises, an American Set Regency Romance.

What people are saying about White Lace & Promises:







Ms. Blackthorne certainly has the ability to create a story so hot it steams up the glasses! At the same time, the character development is great. Even when I didn’t agree with what the characters were doing, they were consistent. Behavior that made sense in the end proved the consistency of the character development. Even the nasty characters were a delight to read because they were so real!


I have Alex’s Angel (the next book in the series) loaded onto my nook and I’ll soon have a review ready for it. If history repeats itself, it will be another excellent read! Ms. Blackthorne is an author to watch! She is certainly on my must buy list for future releases. Give these books a try!" ~ Sugarbeat of Sugarbeat's Books (<-- Click to read entire review)


















"The continuing saga of Grey and Beth did not disappoint. Natasha had me hooked from beginning to end. She knows how to set a scene and get the blood pumping. This erotic Historical has a little bit for everyone. Oh, and did I mention there was some very EROTIC, very HOT sex going on in this book...On a scale from 1-10 I give White Lace & Promises a 10.


I am so looking forward to reading book 3 in the series Alex's Angel. If you are looking for an erotic read, a great love story, loads of drama, and tons of buried secrets than this book is so for you. I encourage everyone adult 18+ to pick up a copy of White Lace & Promises and let Beth and Grey's love story fill you with hope and promises." ~ Skyla of Skyla 11377




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"This book I thought another amazing read from Natasha. I was doubting how much I would enjoy it after such a hit with the first book but I'm happy to say I really enjoyed it. I think Natasha is an amazing writer who was gifted in so many ways. The only down side I have with her work is that it should of been put into paper back so I could keep it on my shelf with all my other favourites." ~ Sue of Satin Sue's Bookish Corner.



"White Laces & Promises is a historical novel that absolutely rocks!… White Laces & Promises is very well written and the pacing is great. The novel flows smoothly and is intense at the same time…Natasha does bring closure to each of the characters, giving the book a happy ending that I saw very fitting. Overall, I loved White Laces & Promises. This is an excellently executed sequel to Grey’s Lady." ~ FirePages Reviews




"Grey and Beth are about to announce their engagement to the masses...While they succeed in marrying it’s not the end of the story; quite the opposite. This is no quick read, but rather a dissection of a relationship as it flounders and flourishes…A good ending to the story that started in 'Grey’s Lady'." ~ Reviewed by Chris of Night Owl Reviews



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“Oh what to say other than I loved this story…If you are looking for a historical read with drama and passion…then this is the story for you. It was an exciting and enjoyable read. Pick this one up!” ~ Review From Sharonda of Salacious Reads
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“I loved this book. You really got to know Grey and Beth and understand what made them the way they were. They were most definitely one of the hottest historical couples I have read, but seeing the people behind the passion made this book such an enjoyable read.” ~ Review From S. Patel of Cocktails and Books




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“A must read. I enjoyed “White Lace & Promises” from beginning to end. I loved the way this author continued the story of Beth and Grey and brought it to its conclusion. I can hardly wait for the next installment of the Carte Blanche series.” ~ Review From April of My Book Addiction Reviews


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Excellent Read as the drama builds up from the first book “Grey’s Lady” in this series…this second book has me totally addicted and madly in love with the whole series…I highly recommend this series to all historical romance lovers. The writing is perfect, smooth and fast paced, guaranteed satisfaction! ~ Review From Queentutt’s World of Escapism


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“White Lace and Promises will take you on a roller coaster ride of erotic sexual encounters, lies, deception, and near misses, on its journey towards it’s naughtily ever after…I fell in love with Grey in the last book and all over again in this one. This was a marvelous sequel!” ~ Review From Nikki of Close Encounters with the Night Kind



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2 comments:

  1. I haven't read this series yet but I'm dying to! It's at the top of my wish list!

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  2. Thank you, Michelle, for the kind words. :)

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