Romance differences, they make the reading world go round.
Hi Mandi – waving from New Zealand, where it’s getting pretty cold! It’s the start of winter here, and I’m snuggling up near the fire with loads of romance books.
Thanks for letting me stop by Smexy Books as part of my Invitation to Romance Blog Tour. It’s a thrill to get to be a guest at Smexy Books.
I’m half way through my tour and its fun seeing the familiar names in the comments box at each stop. For those of you who haven’t heard of my Invitation to Romance blog tour it’s not to late to join the fun.
The Book Tour Grand Prize – A $200 Amazon, or B&N Voucher, PLUS… A Book Basket of 30 ‘SIGNED by the AUTHORS’ books…
I hope you’re enjoying meeting Rheda and Rufus, my hero and heroine in Invitation to Scandal, my latest release. I’ve been talking about Rheda and Rufus a lot during the month of May, so today I thought I’d give you a glimpse of some of my other stories.
But first, like many of you, I’ve read thousands of romance books and I can’t really say I didn’t enjoy any of them. Some I loved and I mean loved, to the point I had to email the author to let her know. Others became good friends that I don’t want to part with, and some were simply read and forgotten with a satisfied smile.
Each reader has different books that are their loves. More of you will have different books that are friends, and probably some of my loves are simply your satisfied sighs and forgotten reads. That is what makes the world of romance so interesting. We all like different characters, plots and of course a writer’s voice, the way they tell a story.
Some of my love, love books are…
The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley
Princess by Gaelen Foley
Devil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens
The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
Lord of Fire by Gaelen Foley
The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh
As you can probably tell, I tend to love dark, tortured heroes. I love the angst of a man trying to come to grips with something in his past, and usually, he ends up facing his fear, weakness or threat, with a strong heroine at his side. I also enjoy a bit of suspense in my romances. I love the evil villain, and as such my villains are absolutely that— dastardly. They have no redeeming features at all. Because of these factors, my heroines are usually pretty intelligent and full of fight. [CLUE EIGHTEEN: THE]
However, for a change of pace I decided to write a trilogy that is slightly lighter in nature but still encompasses handsome rakes and strong heroines. I’ve tried my hand at novellas, be it long novellas, about the length of a short contemporary romance 40,000 words. I wanted the stories to be playful. My heroes are three friends who are peers of the realm, and I have them involved in a series of wagers. The books are called, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, To Wager the Marquis of Wovlerstone and the final book in the trilogy, to be released in early August is, To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood.
Each story is completely different and the wagers lead each man to their soul mate, lover and of course their happy ever after. The Wicked Wagers stories are available as individual eBooks only, through Smashwords, Amazon, B&N, and Apple ibook. I will be releasing a book version containing all three stories in November 2012.
Book one in the Wicked Wagers trilogy is called, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield and here is the blurb…
Let the Wicked Wagers Begin…
Lady Caitlin Southall’s temper has finally got the better of her. She’s challenged Harlow Telford, the Duke of Dangerfield, the most notorious rake in all of England, to a wager. She wants her house back. The one her destitute father lost to Dangerfield in a card game. But if she doesn’t win their bet, she not only loses her home, she loses her dignity and pride and damn it all, maybe her heart… For the handsome Duke has decreed, when he wins, she must spend the night in his bed.
Harlow Telford is amused by his hellion neighbor, Caitlin, or Cate to her friends, who seem to encompass everyone on earth except him. When she bursts into one of his private gatherings, he mistakes her for the entertainment. Her slap across his face sets him straight and raises the absurd desire to seduce the unconventional beauty into his bed. When she issues her daft challenge to win back her father’s pile of rubble, the terms are set. And he’ll do anything to win—except fall in love…
I hope you give Harlow and Caitlin’s story a read. If you do, let me know how you liked it.
I’m giving away a copy of INVITATION TO SCANDAL to one commenter. Simple tell me how many romance book piles you have i.e., love, great, okay, never to read again, and what is the book sitting at the top of LOVED pile that you’ve read in the last few months and will probably read over and over again for the rest of your life. My latest ‘love to read again and again’ is a contemporary by Kim Lawrence, Gianni’s Pride. I loved her story.
Also, find out how to win the INVITATION TO ROMANCE Book Tour Grand Prize of a $200 Amazon or B&N gift card plus 30+ collection of ‘signed by the author’ romance novels by visiting www.bronwenevans.com!
New Zealander Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She’s always indulged her love for story-telling, and is constantly gobbling up movies, books and theatre. Her head is filled with characters and stories, particularly lovers in angst. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer?
She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. She’s won several romance writing competitions and is a member of several writing organization, including RWA, RWNZ, and The Beau Monde.
To enter to win Invitation to Scandal, answer Bronwen’s question above. Open to all through May 30th.