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Monday, October 22, 2012

G I V E A W A Y: Grey's Lady, American Set Erotic Regency Romance, For 18+ Only


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Hello Everyone,

I am kicking off two weeks of Halloween giveaways! Be sure to come back on Wednesday, October 24 for the Wicked After Dark Halloween Blog Hop. Over 220 authors and bloggers will be participating. I will be giving away an Amazon GC.

Today I am giving away an ecopy of my American set erotic Regency romance Grey's Lady to one randomly selected person. To enter, please make a comment and tell me what you're most looking forward to about Halloween. (Or you can just say hello.)



Please leave your email address in your comment and let me know how you follow me: Email, Networked Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter and these will give you extra entries for the contest.


By commenting and entering the contest, you are stating that you are 18 or older and have reached the age of majority in your country/state of residence. Void where prohibited by law. This giveaway will be subject to my giveaway policies.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 am Nov. 2, 2012.




What can bring a ruthless, powerful gentleman to his knees?

Grey's Lady was honored with the "Reviewer's Choice Award."

"Grey's Lady is the wickedly hot first entry in Natasha Blackthorne's Carte Blanche series. Set in Philadelphia in 1812, when society's rules dictated that a woman be chaste until marriage, this book focuses on a woman who is quietly determined to own her sexuality and make her own rules. With likeable characters, frank and occasionally bawdy dialogue, Ms. Blackthorne's book captured my attention from the first page..." Reviewed by Rose of Two Lips Reviews. Rating 4.5



Grey's Lady is an ARe Cafe Recommended Read:






"This sexy little romp was an erotic temptation that left me wanting more. I loved the heroine’s feisty nature...Grey is a hot and demanding hero. He follows his heart, giving in to the demands of his desire when enflamed by the dance Beth leads him on." ~Lady Rhyleigh historical book reviewer for ARe Cafe on February 8th, 2012








Grey's Lady was selected as a "Top Pick" by Miz Love Loves Books:


"...the contrast between them is sumptuous dynamite. Dark, light; virile, feminine; rich, not-so-rich; big, small. Smoldering.

The sex scenes are indescribably arousing. Particularly a scene with a costly pearl necklace. I’ll say no more about that, only to promise this little feast of amor is steamy, steamy, steamy..." Miz Zampa of Miz Love Love Books Feb 29, 2012

Satin's Bookish Corner gave Grey's Lady the following award:










"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."


"Grey Sexton is bored with his life. Something is missing but he can't single out what it is. Nothing excites him anymore until he encounters Beth McConnell's gaze. The air seems to sizzle when his eyes meet hers and he feels a connection with her. He can see everything he is feeling in her eyes and it draws him to her...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 Sept 21, 2011 click here to read entire review.
 








"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 of JERR (Just Erotic Romance Reviews)

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Copyright © Natasha Blackthorne, 2012
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Excerpt From: Grey's Lady
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.”

* * * *

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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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.

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?

Themes for Grey's Lady: Possessive Hero, May-Dec, Seductress, Secret Affair, Cinderella.

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More Reviews For Grey's Lady:



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! ~ Ronda of "Queentutt's World of Escapism"




"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"


"Grey's Lady is a delicious novella full of energy and strong characters...I recommend Grey's if you're looking for a hot historical book to read in a short time – but be aware that you'll have time to read the full title, cause you won't be able to stop! What I can certainly say is: Natasha Blackthorne is definitely an author to watch." ~ Nat of "Reading Romances"



"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".

"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.

"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.


 


"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 4 All.
"This book caught my attention from the very first page and kept it for the entire 65 pages. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Carte Blanche series. Natasha Blackthorne is an author to watch." ~ Grace of The Romance Reviews

"This is one of those books you can't put down once you start reading it...The characters just electrify the pages...the love scenes were sizzling..This is the first book I've read from Natasha. I'll certainly be reading more of her books." ~ Author Kiru Taye


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

Beth and Grey’s Passionate Battle of Wills Continues…


"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!"

~ Sugarbeat of Sugarbeat's Reviews

 
"They met by chance and carried on a sordid affair but it turned into more...This is no quick read, but rather a dissection of a relationship as it flounders and flourishes. I really enjoyed Grey and Beth’s story...A good ending to the story that started in Grey’s Lady. Chris at Night Owl Reviews Mar 28, 2012

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22 comments:

  1. Sorting out a pumpkin with my little boy later :) First halloween pumpkin for him and it's going to get messy !
    I follow on FB and GFC
    Thanks for the giveaway !

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  2. Thanks for sharing the excrept about the book :)

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  3. Natasha -

    Congratulations on the Reviewer's Choice Award for Grey's Lady, Book 1 of the Carte Blance series!

    I was thrilled to find out there was going to be more books in the series and hopefully they'll be released soon because I want to read them all!

    Loved the praise you received from Andrea and Nat, two of my favorite reviewers and they've never failed me in giving me an honest review of books that I MUST read! Grey's Lady is definately one of those books!

    I loved the excerpt and know from reading your other books that I'm going to be in for a fun and exciting ride while reading it!

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  5. Thanks for the great excerpt, I look forward to finding out what happens between these two :)
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  6. Thanks so much for being a part of this hop! I had to go with Grey's Lady because my OCD makes me start everything in order! Facebook-Marlena Fein Networked Blogs-Marlena Fein
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  7. Thank you for the chance at your giveaway on this hop.
    Halloween is full of getting kids ready, family coming over and walking the neighborhood with us. Eating candy until late on a school night and then trying to drag the kids out of bed the next morning. lol Like sometimes it isn't hard enough......
    Thanks again,
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    and of course the newletter!
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  8. Love this and can´t wait to read more for myself, =)
    I´m following you in any way possible,

    best wishes, Linda

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  9. I really want to read this book!!
    The thing that I like about Halloween is that I get to eat the kids candy. We all sit down and look through the candy and pick what we like.

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  10. The thing I'm most looking forward to on Halloween is watching my Kindergarter's face when he goes out trick or treating. I also have a teen and a tween, but they're costumes are no longer cute and cuddly. I follow you via FB (Kelsey Summer), GFC (Kelsey Summer), Twitter (@Kelsey_Summer) and the yahoo group newsletter.

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  11. Natasha I love your stuff. I will follow you any where :)

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    Your totally wicked!

    Nikki Prince

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  12. The excerpt is very enticing- thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks again!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway and excerpt!
    I am following you inevery possible way. :)
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  14. I follow on Facebook. I'm going to take pictures of my son in his dragon costume. It's his first Halloween!

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  15. i just love the whole experience of it, i like to dress up, answer the door with goodie bags, in the u.k. we have ducking apple, where you put pieces of apple and potato in a bowl of water and your blind folded with your hand behind you and you have to duck your head in the water to grab some apple, you usually get the potato and very wet

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  16. oops forgot to say i follow you on fb and my e mail is julie.beasley@btinternet.com thanks

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  17. I look forward to seeing all the kids in their costumes, especially when the do something totally original. We also decorate(or spookify)the front for all visitors to enjoy.
    Congratulations on the Viewers Choice Award for Grey's Lady. Another great sounding book from you and I'm looking forward to reading it.
    I follow you on Networked Blogs, Facebook and GFC- Christine Sheets, and your Newsletter- cms72023 at gmail dot com

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  18. I love seeing all the decorations and the costumes :)

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  19. Love it when all the trick or treaters come to my door all dressed up from super cute to super scary

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  20. Hi Natasha,
    I can't wait to read this book. I hope I win, lol. All of your books look awesome. I love to see the little babies all dressed up.
    Patricia ♥

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  21. Hi Natasha,
    Happy Halloween. Great excerpt!
    I follow you on Twitter (@lyndajdickson), Facebook (Lynda Dickson) and Networked blogs (Lynda Dickson).
    My email is: lyndadickson@skymesh.com.au

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