Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Book Blast & Giveaway for Lady Beauchamp's Proposal by Amy Rose Bennett


Welcome to my stop on the Book Blast, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Lady Beauchamp’s Proposal by Amy Rose Bennett.  Please leave a comment or question for Amy to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a $25 Amazon GC, by commenting and filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You must leave a comment to enter the giveaway.  You can follow the rest of Amy’s book blast here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

Lady Beauchamp’s Proposal
By Amy Rose Bennett

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Release Date: August 6, 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 299 Pages
ISBN:  9781631052842
ASIN: B00MMVK13G



About the book:  

A runaway countess finds love when she least expects it…but she can’t hide from her past forever.

Elizabeth, Lady Beauchamp, fears for her life. When she discovers her dissolute and long-estranged husband has syphilis—and he wants to beget an heir no matter the cost—she flees to a remote part of Scotland to begin a new life as the widowed governess, Mrs. Beth Eliott at Eilean Tor Castle.

When Mrs. Eliott unexpectedly arrives on his doorstep, the reclusive and recently widowed Marquess of Rothsburgh is both irritated and intrigued. No longer in need of a governess—his young daughter now resides with his sister’s family in Edinburgh—he proposes the beautiful widow fill a position of a different kind…

Torn between staying true to her marriage vows and her wanton attraction to the devilishly handsome marquess, Elizabeth struggles against the temptation to become his mistress. But living a lie is not easy when you have fallen in love. And secrets always have a way of coming out…



EXCERPT

Set-up: Elizabeth, Lady Beauchamp—after leaving her husband and now in disguise as the widowed governess, Mrs. Eliott—arrives at Eilean Tor Castle, where she hopes to gain employment within the household of James Huntly, the Marquess of Rothsburgh.

At last, she heard the unmistakable sound of bolts being pulled back, and then the door was thrown wide. A bright lantern was thrust toward her face, blinding her. She raised a hand to her eyes in a futile attempt to shield them and squinted upwards. An extremely tall man was holding the lantern aloft; she could discern little else about him as the intense light in her eyes obscured her vision.

“What do you want, woman?” The man’s voice was a low growl.

Elizabeth drew a deep breath and summoned her most imperious voice. She had come so far and she would not be cowed by an obnoxious servant. “I seek an audience with Lord Rothsburgh. Is your master at home?”

“What the deuce for?”

She immediately bristled at the insolence in the man’s tone. “I’d have a care to mind your tongue, sir. And lower that lantern. You’re hurting my eyes.”

The light was immediately lowered, and Elizabeth was able to see a little more of the man who seemed to be filling up the whole doorway. He must have been at least six foot four, with black hair that fell across one eye. She also noted that he was informally dressed in a loose, white cambric shirt that was open at the neck, black breeches and boots. The marquess obviously had low standards when it came to fitting out his staff in proper livery.

“Well, aren’t you going to invite me in?” she demanded.

The man—she assumed he was some sort of sloppy butler or footman—let out a snort of laughter. “What on earth for?”

She scowled and drew herself up, raising her chin. She would not be laughed at by the hired help. “I understand there is a vacancy for a governess. I’ve come to offer my services to Lord Rothsburgh.”

“Have you indeed?” There was still an annoying undercurrent of laughter in the man’s voice. Nevertheless, he stepped aside and made a grand sweeping gesture with his free hand. “Then by all means, come in.”

Elizabeth picked up her skirts and started to step forward when the toe of her boot caught on an unevenly laid flagstone on the threshold. With an unlady-like squeal she pitched forward toward the floor—until she was deftly caught about the waist by the vulgar butler. With a gasp of half-shock, half-embarrassment she found her midriff was bent across his muscular forearm, whilst her side was crushed roughly against his wide chest. One of her hands had involuntarily fisted into the linen sleeve of his shirt where underneath she could detect the bulk of a sizeable, iron-hard bicep.

The scent of the man flooded her senses; warm male, whisky and the tantalizing scent of exotically rich soap; it reminded her of sandalwood, leather and a spicy note she couldn’t quite place—perhaps it was cloves. She took all of this in within the instant that she was suspended above the floor before the man righted her. She took a step away, her cheeks flaming. “I’m so sorry, sir. How clumsy of me. And I’ve made you all wet…Mr.…”

The man’s arm lingered across her waist. Perhaps he thought she would fall again. She noticed he had dark eyes; his gaze travelled over her face, studying her. She must look a sight.

“James,” he said, his eyes holding hers. In the dim light she couldn’t work out if they were dark brown or black. 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Amy Rose Bennett has always wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. An avid reader with a particular love for historical romance, it seemed only natural to write stories in her favorite genre.  She has a passion for creating emotion-packed—and sometimes a little racy—stories set in the Georgian and Regency periods. Of course, her strong-willed heroines and rakish heroes always find their happily ever after.

As an unpublished author, Amy has been a finalist in contests in both Romance Writers of Australia and Romance Writers of America.  In 2013 and 2014, she has achieved a place in the top three of Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Award, and her debut Regency romance novel—‘Lady Beauchamp’s Proposal’—was the winning entry in the historical section of two Romance Writers of America Chapter Contests in 2013—the Chicago North Fire and Ice Contest and the San Francisco Heart to Heart Contest.

Amy is happily married to her own Alpha male hero, has two beautiful daughters, a rather loopy Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Devonshire Rex cat with attitude. She is a Speech Pathologist, but is currently devoting her time to her one other true calling—writing romance.

Contact information:

Author Website: http://amyrosebennett.com




17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today! :)

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and I really like the cover. Thanks for sharing ;)

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    1. Thanks so much for saying you like my cover (I really love the Gothicky look to it) and the excerpt, Beautiful Disaster! :D

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa :) . Good luck!

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  5. great excerpt...definitely makes me want to read this book!

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. An author so loves to hear that! :)

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  6. I really enjoyed reading about this book and the cover is so beautiful! Thanks for posting about it here.

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    1. I'm very happy to be able to share my lovely cover and the blurb and excerpt. Thanks for dropping by and commenting, Silvia :)

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    1. Thanks for commenting on the excerpt, Rita. So pleased you liked it :)

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  8. I haven't read a historical romance in years, but this one really caught my interest.......
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  9. Hi cyn209. I think my story is a little different, so it's great to hear it's caught your interest! Good luck in the giveaway draw :)

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  10. Great excerpt..definitely want to read this book.

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  11. The giveaway is almost at an end. Thanks to everyone who participated and good luck! And thanks again to Queen of All She Reads for featuring my book! Cheers, Amy :)

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