Thursday, December 13, 2012

Virtual Excerpt Tour & Giveaway - A Marriage of Inconvenience by Christine Young

Welcome to my stop on Christine Young's Virtual Excerpt Tour for A Marriage of Convenience.  Please make sure to leave a comment or question below for Christine to let her know you stopped by and to enter her giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  You can follow her tour here, the more often you comment, the better your odds of winning. 


A Marriage of Inconvenience
by Christine Young

Published by: Rogue Phoenix Press
Release Date: November 30, 2012

ISBN: 9781624200045 

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When the duchess decides to wed her to a wastrel and a fop, Ravyn Grahm takes matters into her own hands and declares her engagement to another man. Instead of fessing up and telling her great aunt what she has done, she goes through with the pretense. Aric Lakeland is the bastard son of an earl and has a dangerous reputation. But Ravyn is willing to do most anything to keep the duchess from discovering the lie.


He'd bought land in America, looking to put down roots and end his life of adventure, but Aric Lakeland got more than he bargained for when he encountered a beautiful heiress who made a promise she didn't want to keep. But the promise could not be undone and standing between them were more obstacles than either ever dreamed. Aric had made plans to spend the rest of his life in America and that was at odds with Ravyn's plan of living in England and running her father's estate. Now, he'll have to choose between his dreams and the woman he loves more than life.

Exclusive Excerpt: 

She watched him. Her large dark eyes soaked in all the colors of the candlelight. At this moment, they were such a deep blue they seemed to be rimmed in violet.

"Ravyn?" He wondered how much of his conversation with the first mate she had overheard.

"Are we under attack?" With those words, her face paled and his question was answered as well. She pushed strands of hair from her eyes, pulling it all away from her face so it fell behind her back in a shimmering veil.

She smelled of lilies and the scent brought thoughts of wild passion soaring through his head.

Are we under attack?

She deserved an answer. Yet he didn’t want to frighten her.

He wanted her to stay safe--remain below.

But the ship on the horizon could very well threaten everyone’s safety. If they were captured, there would be no safety for her anywhere--below or above deck.

He had been in this position before, and he’d never felt his skin crawl with fear.

Only once, he reminded himself. Perhaps he was older and wiser now. Perhaps he now had more to lose.

That one time he had prevailed. His men had fought valiantly, and no one had perished in the skirmish between pirate and sailor.

He turned to her, his gut churning and his heart in his throat. "Whatever happens, stay below."

"Aric, I--"

"Promise me, Ravyn."


He ran his hands through his hair. Then he strode to her. He sat on the chair near the bed, his hands placed squarely on her shoulders.

God, she was amazing and spoiled--too courageous by far. Her pampered sheltered life would certainly not prepare her for anything that was rushing fast and furious in her direction.

Impossibly, foolishly courageous.

His fingers tightened. He felt her cringe away from his and forced himself to relax his hands.

Her eyes widened. More than anything, he needed her to understand the danger above. But he was afraid he didn’t have time to explain.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children. Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.

Please make sure to leave a comment or question below for Christine to let her know you stopped by and to enter her giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  You can follow her tour here, the more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.


  1. Loved this excerpt. This sounds like an awesome story.

  2. I love the purples on the cover. Lovely. From the excerpt, I wonder what will happen to Ravyn...what happens to the ship?

  3. Thanks for the exclusive excerpt, it makes it more fun to follow the tour. You really left us hanging in suspense, I can't wait to find out what happens next

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. Just by reading the excerpt I know I will love A Marriage of Inconvenience.


  5. Thank you for hosting A Marriage of Inconvenience today. MomJane, Catherine Lee, Shannon Ro and Ingeborg thank you for all your lovely comments. Thanks to all who look in but don't comment. Throughout the tour A Marriage of inconvenience is %50 off. It's the third book in a 12 book series. Allura (the first), The Wager (the second) and A Marriage of Inconvenience the third. The fourth is Christel's story and it is a WIP.

  6. Great excerpt, the book sounds great! Congratulations on the release :)


  7. Sounds really good! Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  8. Thank you for the excerpt. It was quite intense.


  9. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  10. Sounds very exciting and dangerous with pirates.

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  11. Sounds like a great read & I'm adding it to my TBRs. I've been reading alot of contemporary romances & need to get back to some historical romance reads.

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net