Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Blog Tour: A Marriage of Inconvenience by Christine Young (Excerpt + Giveaway)


Today, Love Saves the World welcomes Christine Young who is currently on tour for her book, A Marriage of Inconvenience.

Christine will be awarding a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn host.

To visit her other stops, click here.

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About the book:

BLURB:

A REGAL BEAUTY

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.

A DEVIL-MAY-CARE SMUGGLER

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!
"Don’t stop playing," Ravyn clapped her hands together. It had been so long since she’d heard the haunting but familiar strains of a bagpipe. Ryder picked up the pace with a bawdy Scottish sailor tune.

Ravyn laughed.

"That’s the thing about living in America," Aric said, giving Ravyn a taunting look. "You’re deprived of all kinds of things. Few people play something that raises such a god awful ruckus here."

"I beg your pardon," Ryder said, masking his own laugher. He’d appeared in the parlor of the farmhouse in his clan’s dress tartan. He put the pipe to his lips. A long slow note floated through the room. "Of course bagpipes aren’t some fancy chamber music played in the drawing rooms of London. But here’s a lively tune for a little country dance."

"I love that sound," Ravyn said then heard the stark loneliness in her voice and flushed. "Please. We could all dance."

"I’ll play until my stamina burns low," Ryder said.

"And I’ll dance the whole time."

Ryder laughed. "I hear a challenge in that, Ravyn. Can you dance longer than I can play?"

Despite himself, Aric smiled. "Actually, I like to dance."

"Then it is a challenge. The two of you pitted against my wind power."

Ryder lifted the pipe to his mouth, warmed up a little with a few out of tune strains then broke into a lively Scottish dance. Amorica and Damian began singing, falling easily into the patterns of harmony learned long ago in the country. Ravyn’s breath went out in a sigh that sounded to Aric like the greatest pleasure.

Grimly Aric measured the pleasure and admiration in Ravyn’s face as she listened to Damian’s voice and Ryder’s colorful but different music. Even as Aric tried to convince himself she was every bit as admiring of Damian and Amorica, Aric knew it didn’t matter. It was Ravyn’s obvious admiration of Ryder that flicked through Aric’s unraveling nerves.

If you want to read more, visit Christine's other stops! Click here!

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About the author:

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.

http://christineyoung-romancewriter.blogspot.com/

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Giveaway!

Christine will be awarding a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn host.

To visit her other stops, click here.

13 comments:

  1. I am really having fun following your tour. I loved this excerpt.

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting A Marriage of Inconvenience today.

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. The excerpt had me smiling. Always a good sign.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  5. Hi, Christine! Thank you for the opportunity!

    Hi, Ingeborf and MomJane! Thank you for dropping by and helping me welcome Christine to my blog!

    Have a great day!

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  6. 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

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  7. Some nice jealousy here in the excerpt.

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  8. I read the synopsis and excerpt and I can't wait to read the book. Very, very compelling!

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    annfesATyahooDOTcom

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  9. I read the synopsis and excerpt and I can't wait to read the book. Very, very compelling!

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    annfesATyahooDOTcom

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