Friday, January 10, 2014

Blog Tour: A Kiss of Lies by Bronwen Evans (Guest Post + Giveaway)



Today, Love Saves the World welcomes Bronwen Evans who is currently on tour for her book, A Kiss of Lies.

For this tour, Bronwen is giving away a $35 gift card to winner's choice of bookstore, a Loveswept Mug and a Loveswept Tote. (Enter through the Rafflecopter below.)


For this stop, Bronwen is talking about love and her hero and heroine's journey towards finding their happily-ever-after.

Hi Tin, thanks for having me guest on your site. Waving from New Zealand.

I love the idea behind your blog. Love is such a powerful four-letter word. I absolutely love being able to write romance stories. There is so much yuk in the world that it’s great to be able to escape to the HEA.

However, the yuk of this world makes us thankful for the love. Case in point, my heroine, Sarah Cooper, in my latest Regency, A KISS OF LIES, book #1 in my Disgraced Lords series.

Sarah is on the run. A victim of spousal abuse, she thinks it’s fate when a man from her past seeks a Governess for his ward. Finally she might be able to land a position that will keep her safe in the wilds of Dorset. What she doesn’t count on is falling in love along the way.

Here is a snippet of her interview with the hero, Christian Trent, Earl of Markham. She’s desperate for the position ...

The Earl watched her intently, with eyes as rich as the emeralds she’d had to sell in order to reach Canada. Her escape from Virginia had been perilous, and in the colonies she’d been unable to rely on anyone to help a lady in distress merely out of honor. Yet it was amazing how the goodness of people’s hearts overflowed once payment was offered.

She cleared her throat and answered in her haughtiest voice, hoping to sound mature and knowledgeable while maintaining her disguise. It had been two years since she’d left England, and Lord Markham had been away fighting Napoleon for six months before she left. It was unlikely he’d remember her. The Libertine Scholars avoided debutantes, very much in the manner of cunning foxes avoiding being torn apart by hounds.

“I’m skilled in all facets of a lady’s education. I am also fluent in Latin, French, and German, with a sprinkling of Russian. I am rather good with numbers, and botany and anatomy are particular interests of mine.” That sounded sufficiently bluestocking and appropriate for a governess.

She watched with growing horror as Lord Markham’s lips twitched at her boast.

“I’m not sure these are the skills my young ward will require in order to find an appropriate husband when she comes of age.”

The teasing in his voice transported her back to when she had been a young girl of fifteen. For a few seconds, Lord Markham’s disfiguring burns dissolved, and she was once again staring at the features of an Adonis, with lustrous thick hair shining as black as a starless night. Then the reality of the cruel scars invaded her vision once more, distorting the aristocratic handsomeness of his face.

He’d been a beautiful man once. A dark-haired, virile Greek god sent to walk among mere mortals. His injuries were a sacrilege. War had a lot to answer for.

He’d obviously read her thoughts and seen the fleeting look of pity race across her expression, because his mouth curled briefly at the corner. “The rewards of war.” He added dryly, “No matter. I assure you even I flinch at my reflection.”

His voice had become brittle, and she heard the note of pained cynicism underlying it.

He cleared his throat. “I believe you were going to assure me of your suitability for the role.”

Belatedly, she recalled where she was and why she was there. If only ...

Needless to say, Sarah gets the role as Governess in his household and a lot more than that. She starts down a path of saving not only Christian, but also herself.

I hope you enjoy A KISS OF LIES. Let me know what you think of Sarah and Christian’s road to the HEA.

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About the book:


Blurb:

In Bronwen Evans’s Loveswept debut, a pair of damaged souls ignite each other’s deepest passions -- even as they tempt fate by deceiving the world.

Desperate to escape her abusive past, Sarah Cooper disguises herself as a governess in the employ of Christian Trent, Earl of Markham, the man who, long ago, she fantasized about marrying. Despite the battle scars that mar his face, Sarah finds being near Christian rekindles her infatuation. A governess, however, has no business in the arms of an earl, and as she accompanies Christian on his voyage home, Sarah must resist her intense desires -- or risk revealing her dangerous secrets.

One of the renowned Libertine Scholars, Christian Trent once enjoyed the company of any woman he chose. But that was before the horrors of Waterloo, his wrongful conviction of a hideous crime, and his forcible removal from England. Far from home and the resources he once had, Christian believes the life he knew -- and any chance of happiness -- is over ... until his ward’s governess sparks his heart back to life, and makes him remember the man he used to be. Now Christian is determined to return to England, regain his honor, and win the heart of the woman he has come to love.


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About the author:


Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She has always indulged her love of storytelling and is constantly gobbling up movies, books, and theater. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer? Evans is a two-time winner of the RomCon Readers’ Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Connect with Bronwen Evans: FacebookTwitter  | Website


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For this tour, Bronwen is giving away a $35 gift card to winner's choice of bookstore, a Loveswept Mug and a Loveswept Tote. (Enter through the Rafflecopter below.)


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8 comments:

  1. Wow, Bronwen! It looks like you’ve writing another winner here. Cannot wait to read it. Congratulations.

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  2. Another great excerpt! Thanks, Bronwen!

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  3. Hi Bronwen!

    I've been reading your books since Invitation to Scandal and Invitation to Ruin were released and I love your books!

    I loved the prequel on your website for A Kiss of Lies and can't wait to read it. Congratulations on it's release last month!

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  4. Thanks, ladies. I've loved writing the Disgraced Lords series. The men keep me on my toes and the villain is sneaky. Enjoy!

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