Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blog Tour: No Gentleman is He by Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows (Excerpt + Giveaway)


Love Saves the World welcomes Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows, who are currently on a virtual book tour for their book, No Gentleman is He.

Carley and Lynette will be picking two winners at the end of the tour. Winner 1 will receive a lovely pair of colonial-era earrings (U.S. only please due to shipping constraints); Winner 2 will receive a $100 Amazon GC.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here.

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About the book:

Blurb:
Young, adventurous and widowed in a new land, Cassandra Courtney Brooks finds her dream of raising a superior breed of saddle horse slipping away with the death of her husband. Left with four horses, living in a tavern attic, and her scant savings depleting, she resolves to see her vision through to fruition by accepting the scandalous position of steward at Varina Farms.

Born in the image of his native ancestry, Colton Rolfe’s savage blood runs through his veins. Scorned by his father, Colt grew into a man of ill temperament whose only interest is the wild equine beasts on his plantation. His desire to breed his horses with the superior Thoroughbreds of the newly widowed Cassandra Brooks leads him to abandon societal rules. Colt’s growing resentment toward the Crown and his assistance to Sons of Liberty missions is complicated by the discovery that Cassandra’s father is a titled English nobleman.

Cassandra is soon forced to question the wisdom of her decision when she finds herself enamored with her employer. As fiery passion grows between them, Cassandra realizes her own spirit of independence, love of the land, and the savage man who is so much a part of it.

As the threat of war comes ever closer, wills are tested through gunfire, treachery, danger, and kidnapping. Does Colt dare trust Cassandra with Sons of Liberty secrets? More importantly, can he trust her with his heart? And will Colt ever trust Cassandra enough to love her as she longs to be loved?

Excerpt:
It was only when Colton Rolfe rode toward them from the back fields that she felt the nagging qualm at having come here at all. His figure appeared even more powerful when riding a large black horse. Despite the pastoral scene, he looked somewhat frightening. She pictured him leaping straight from the books she read as a young girl, a romantic heathen Indian but clad now in trousers, a shirt with a turn-over collar and waistcoat.

“Colt, I have brought a friend.” Jackson greeted him. “Cassandra was kind enough to stop by the house to thank us for helping the other evening.”

“I see.” Colton’s gaze roamed coolly over her.

She bravely met his dark stare. “It was kind of you to give up your evening meal to help. I greatly appreciate your efforts.”

“Efforts?” He smiled sardonically.

“Successful efforts,” she corrected, wishing she had the ease with him she did with other men.

“You understand you could have lost them both due to negligence?”

“Colt, for God’s sake,” Jackson interrupted, glaring. “The fact is, she sought help promptly.”

Cassandra tilted her head up. “I do the best I can alone, sir. I can assure you, my animals are well cared for. In fact, better than yours, I wager!”

Jackson burst into laughter when Colton’s brow rose in doubt at her challenge. “Now there’s a bet you cannot resist, Colt, old boy.”

No Gentleman Is He available for purchase at:

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About the authors:

Carley Bauer enjoys life on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. with her husband and their blue eyed feline, Noelle. After 30 years as a state contractor in a self employed capacity, she decided to try her hand at her first love, writing.
She loves being an empty nester, free to travel with her husband. Still involved with her children and grandchildren,

Carley loves big family events. Some of her other hobbies are home decor, fashion, graphic arts, and the occasional bite of the Big Apple where the excitement feeds her natural love of city life.


Find Carley at:
Email: carleybauer210@gmail.com
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I’m Lynette Willows. I live in rural Alberta, Canada. My debut novel, “No Gentleman Is He”, the first in the Sons of Liberty series, is co-written along with my partner in romance, Carley Bauer.

Some have mentioned I have a very interesting past. Not only was it unusual, but some would even say reckless. I’ve lived on an Indian reserve in a teepee with my young son for three months in the winter, I’ve chased storms, and worked as a social services aide on one of the most troubled and dangerous reserves in Canada, where I met great friends as well as made a few enemies.

I enjoy camping, movies, especially historical bio dramas, strange dogs, stranger cats, exclamation points, coffee mugs with stupid sayings, friends, the crazier the better, family, as long as they are crazier than I am, and I have a huge collection of shiny, outrageous earrings. Yes, I’m a magpie. I’ll only play chess with my husband because he’ll let me win.

If you’re curious about my favorite reading material, it’s very eclectic and varied. I’m extremely picky about what I read, so check out my “to read” list on Goodreads. You can also follow me and Carley, my talented, patient, and illustrious co-author at our fan page on Facebook at “Lynette Willows & Carley Bauer”. I’m also on Twitter under @LynetteWillows, as well as Pinterest, though I’m still figuring that out. You are welcome to also visit me and chat at “Lynette Willows, Author” at http://lynettewillows.blogspot.ca/.

“I have enormous respect for the reader. They are able to take symbols from a page that an author has invented, and turn them into images in their minds that create an enduring story. If that’s not artistry, I don’t know what is.”
-Lynette Willows

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Carley and Lynette will be picking two winners at the end of the tour. Winner 1 will receive a lovely pair of colonial-era earrings (U.S. only please due to shipping constraints); Winner 2 will receive a $100 Amazon GC.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here.

38 comments:

  1. Colton Rolfe sounds positively delicious. Love the dry wit.

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  2. I'm loving the excerpts, thank you so much.

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  3. Thank you both for visiting, and thank you to our host. I'm so glad you're enjoying it. Frankly, this is one of my favorite scenes in the book, among others. In fact, it may interest you to know that the smart talking Jackson is the hero of our next book in the series! In Book 2, the joke will on him!

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  4. Also, so you know (don't why it says that everywhere) but the earrings and GC are available in Canada, as well.

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  5. Thank you to our host and visitors alike. I echo Lynette's sentiments in this being a wonderful scene.

    Lynette is from Canada, so of course, the earrings are available both there and in the U.S.

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  6. I really enjoyed the excerpt. He sounds like my kind of hero.

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  7. Your bios alone sound like good story fodder!

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  8. The Sons of Liberty series sounds exciting! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.
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  9. Nice blurb and excerpt

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  10. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND THE TOUR! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  11. Thanks so much, everyone, for visiting. We really appreciate it. Cheers.

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  12. Oh, this looks interesting! Thanks for sharing with us. I love finding new books by new authors! I also love this genre and I always wonder what made the author choose to write for this genre? Did they just fall into it or was it a planned and calculated move?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  13. Another excellent excerpt! Thanks again for providing this fabulous tour and giveaway!

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  14. Thanks so much for the blurb and the giveaway! Really excited :D

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  15. Sounds good, can't wait to read it.
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  16. Sounds good, looking forward to reading it. Thanks.
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  17. 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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