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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Two Book Reviews - The Deed by Lynsay Sands and Star-Crossed Seduction by Jenny Brown - K.I.S.S. and Teal

Today, you're getting two reviews for books that are a part of the Avon Books K.I.S.S. and Teal promotion for the National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month!

First up is "The Deed," a charming, surprisingly hilarious medieval romance from best-selling author Lynsay Sands.

About The Book:

Lady Emmalene Eberhart wanted to do it. She’d even begged an audience with the King so that he would order her husband to do it— because she was determined to be a good wife. But then her husband died, and Emma remained a virgin.

Now the innocent young beauty finds herself with an ample dowry and promised to Amaury de Aneford, a landless knight whose able sword helped defend the King’s crown. Surely her new husband would want to do the deed, for his rugged good looks certainly make Emma’s heart skip more than a beat. And Emma suspects there is more to a wedding night than just a sound sleep . . . and more to true love than she ever imagined.

Lynsay Sands is well-known for her paranormal vampire books, but she started out as a prolific romance writer, and "The Deed" is the first novel she had published.   Her character of Lady Emmalene is just a hoot as the naive miss who is in for a big surprise on her second wedding night, and
Sir Amaury, her second husband, has his hands full trying to keep up with his petite and fiesty new wife.  This book is an absolute joy to read, and I guarantee you'll find yourself giggling the entire way through this story!

Next Up - "Star-Crossed Seduction" from Jenny Brown -

About The Book:

A beautiful thief has stolen the heart of the one man in London whose secrets are as dangerous as her own …

Shrewd and wily, pickpocket Temperance Smith needs no man’s favor to survive on London’s unforgiving streets—even when she’s caught red-handed by an officer of the hated dragoons.

On leave from India to find a proper bride in London, Captain Miles Trevelyan is easy prey for a seasoned pickpocket like Temperance. But when the dazzling thief steals first his wallet, then his heart, his pursuit throws them into a deadly world of treason and betrayal that will force them to question everything they know about love, loyalty, and desire.

For there can be no middle ground for these two stormy-tempered Scorpios entangled in the star-crossed romance that threatens to destroy them both.

I really enjoyed this unusual regency-era romance, that combined a great love story with a little bit of astrology thrown in for good measure.  Author Jenny Brown gives her readers an interesting look at how the upper-crust London society took great measure in using astrology and horoscopes to plan their lives, and her story of the lovely pickpocket Tempereance and the stalwart Captain Trevelyan, both fiery Scorpios, overcome major obstacles in their quest for love is just wonderfully conveyed.  (Plus, I loved the cover!!!)

"Star-Crossed Seduction" is the second book in Jenny's "Lords of the Seventh House" series, which features romance with the astrology twist - I'll be on the lookout for the first book, "Lord Lightning," whose characters are also in this second book!


A copy of "The Deed" and "Star-Crossed Seduction" will be included in the wonderful giveaway package I am offering this week!  The package includes each of the seven "K.I.S.S. and Teal" promotional books and a gorgeous Avon Books tote bag, donated by Avon Books.

To Enter:

Simply leave your name and email address on this post or any post this week featuring the "K.I.S.S. and Teal" books!

You can enter daily, but please just once a day!  Good Luck Everyone!!

My Thanks to Avon Books for providing the review copy of this book, and for their generous donation of this giveaway!  I was not compensated for my opinion.


cheryl c said...

I want to read the medieval that is surprisingly hilarious! :-)

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Diane D - Florida said...

Hi Sharon,

I'm stopping by again today so as i can be entered into your contest.

I love this music playing in the background.

Thank you for this opportunity.

dpd333 AT aol dot com

holdenj said...

They both sound like fine books, but the humor in The Deed definitely sounds appealing!


Mariee said...

I'm really into astrology so I love that Jenny Brown's Lords of the Seventh House series has a twist on that. Sounds like a great series!

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

jeanette8042 said...

Both books sound great, thanks for the giveaway!


tammy w said...

Hey Sahron...just stopped by and decided to leave you a note....great site. I am so proud for you. I want to read both of these.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love lynsay sands' books, they are so funny!! i haven't read anything by jenny brown yet but i love that there's the astrological element.

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com