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Brandy1yearoldYou may or may not know that I have a lovely Cavoodle named Brandy. She’s now 15 months old and she needs a play mate.

She’s quite an active wee girl and loves her long morning walks but when I try to write she’s at me the whole time. When I sit at my desk to work she will sit quietly underneath it, but I do most of my writing using a lap desk as it’s better for my neck and shoulders. When I’m sitting on my bed or on the sofa writing, she believes it’s time to play.

I have been taking her to doggie day care two days a week and she loves it there with the other dogs. Then, when I was visiting with my Dad in Canada, they have two dogs and I saw the friendship and thought Brandy needs a brother.

I live in the country and we have a huge section and it would be really fun for her to have a little friend. I’ve found a black and white male Cavoodle and I pick him up on 26 August. He will be 18 weeks old when I get to collect him, and I need a name for him.

I googled the top 50 male dog names and there are quite a few I like. So many in fact, I can’t pick one. What do you think the little puppy’s name should be? He’s a Cavoodle too, and black and white.

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I shall select one person who leaves a comment with a name suggestion either here or on my Facebook page, as a winner and they will win an autographed copy of WORTH ANY PRICE by Lisa Kleypas.

Open internationally, closes on August 26th 2015. You can enter as many times as you’d like either in the comments below or on my Facebook post.

 

Dear Readers

ATouchofPassion290x390A TOUCH OF PASSION is releasing this month on 24 March. Book #3 in my Disgraced Lords series. Great title when you think about it (thank you Sue Grimshaw, my editor at Random House Loveswept), because passion drives all of us.

I love this quote from one of my all time favorite TV writers – Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly etc)

Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.”
― Joss Whedon

WOW – so powerful and so very true!

In A TOUCH OF PASSION, the character who is driven by passion is my heroine, Lady Portia Flagstaff. She’s filled to her bonnet with passion. She almost died when she was sixteen, and she’s determined to embrace all that life has to offer, society’s norms be damned. And whom she really wants to embrace is my hero, Grayson Devlin, Viscount Blackwood. However, to her consternation, Grayson, having grown up in her family’s household, views Portia as nothing more than a younger sister. That is, until one fateful night at a Cyprian’s ball….Here is a touch of passion arising when Grayson suddenly see’s Portia as a woman:

Portia tried to move. “You can let me go now. I’m sure the ladies are waiting for you.”

His eyes smiled into hers. “That almost sounds like jealousy.”

Of course it did. She was jealous, but she was not about to let him know that. “Don’t be ridiculous. If you remember, I left as soon as you arrived. Why would I be jealous?”

“So, you’re saying you’re unaffected by me?”

What game was he playing? Portia found her gaze riveted on Grayson’s lips, watching them move, wondering what they would feel like. She shook her head. What had he asked?

“Of course I’m not jealous. Not every woman wants to fall into your bed.”

“Liar. I can feel your heart pounding in your chest.”

“We were almost caught by my brother. He does allow me more leeway than most men, but dressed like this, in your arms . . . There would have been consequences.”

He reached up and slid his fingers behind her nape, and her breathing faltered as she watched his lips draw nearer. “So if I were to kiss you, you’d feel nothing?”

He didn’t allow her to reply but drew her mouth up to meet his. He permitted his lips, soft and firm at the same time, to play over hers like a maestro. Liquid heat washed over her, making her light-headed. She was losing herself in his kiss. She wanted to experience everything his kiss had to offer, and never leave his embrace.

Find more excerpts from the Disgraced Lords series on my website

Or join the Disgraced Lords Facebook Group to keep up with the news. Try to work out who done it!

Pre-Order Links:

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In the latest Disgraced Lords novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans, a vivacious thrill seeker clashes with her dutiful defender—causing irresistible sparks to fly.
 
Independent and high-spirited, Lady Portia Flagstaff has never been afraid to take a risk, especially if it involves excitement and danger. But this time, being kidnapped and sold into an Arab harem is the outcome of one risk too many. Now, in order to regain her freedom, she has to rely on the deliciously packaged Grayson Devlin, Viscount Blackwood, a man who despises her reckless ways—and stirs in CaptivatedbyHisKiss3-D-300her a thirst for passion.
 
After losing his mother and two siblings in a carriage accident years ago, Grayson Devlin promised Portia’s dying brother that he’d always watch over his wayward sister. But having to travel to Egypt to rescue the foolhardy girl has made his blood boil. Grayson already has his hands full trying to clear his best friend and fellow Libertine Scholar of a crime he didn’t commit. Worse still, his dashing rescue has unleashed an unforeseen and undesired consequence: marriage. Now it’s more than Portia he has to protect . . . it’s his battered heart.

Tell me who or what is your great passion and what your life would be without them or it. I’ll pick two lucky winners to win a eBook copy of CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS a boxed set of 7 authors (including me). Open Internationally. Closing 31 March 2015.

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Today is the day, dearest readers! A group of exceptional historical romance authors are heading to the beach.

We hope you’ll join in the fun on our Facebook page for this week’s Historical Romance on the Beach theme of A House Party by the Sea.

Welcome to Cornwall, England, to Greymore House, and to our House Party by the Sea—we are delighted to have you join us this week. If you are hoping to make a match, you will find several titled gentlemen to make your parents happy—but beware! Some of them are the worst rakes. And if you have simply come to enjoy yourself…well. Would you like a pirate, a nude portraitist, or a thief? Perhaps a soldier, ship’s officer, or a diplomat if you’re feeling particularly patriotic. An antiquarian to make your scholarly heart leap? We’ve heard rumors of a spy and a Nemesis, Unlimited agent here, too, but we’ve yet to discover their identities…

What’s that? Why, yes, dear, one of the footmen will take your trunks. We will see you in a few hours, then…and we hope to hear delicious things…Invitation to Passion by Bronwen Evans

The kickoff of 4 amazing weeks of historical romance (on the BEACH)! Throughout our virtual holiday, you will have the chance to win historical romance e-books and print books (huzzah!) and, when we finally have to say farewell, we will be sending one fortunate beach-goer a Kindle Paperwhite–the perfect way to immerse yourself in historical romance during your own beach holiday!

Each week, a few of our fêted historical romance authors will be featured in individual spotlight posts and will offer a giveaway at that time. Make sure you LIKE and comment, and also SHARE that post to enter to win! (Many of these will be open to international readers!)

For the GRAND PRIZE of the Kindle Paperwhite at the end of the month, we will be tracking every LIKE and comment (counted as 1 entry) and every SHARE of our posts (spotlights, weekly discussions, THIS post and more) (counted as 1 entry). On the last day of our holiday, we will host a Farewell Tea–on the beach, of course!–and announce the name of our random Grand Prize winner at the end (US residents only).

So ready your parasols, ladies–it’s time to go to the beach! My post is first up and I’m introducing readers to my latest release, INVITATION TO PASSION (My Lord’s) and I’m giving away an eBook copy of invitation To Ruin and a $10 Amazon Gift Card. So pop over to our Facebook page – Historical Romance on the Beach and be in to win!

Also don’t forget – TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH: LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET OF TEN Dukes, Rogues and Alpha hero historical romances is $0.99c only until 21 September.

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