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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway! - The Bride Wore Pearls by Liz Carlyle

I'm pleased today to be hosting a book blog tour stop for author Liz Carlyle's latest book, "The Bride Wore Pearls."

About The Bride Wore Pearls

• Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
• Publisher: Avon (July 31, 2012)

Beneath the elegant fa├žade of Victorian high society, the mysterious men of the St. James Society play only by rules of danger and desire.

Rance Welham, the Earl of Lazonby, has survived scandal and disgrace, even evading the Queen’s justice at the end of a hangman’s rope. Now he’s about to gamble everything on something far more dangerous—desire.

An exotic and elegant beauty, Lady Anisha Stafford fled her native India to seek refuge within London’s secretive St. James Society. But accepting protection from someone called a cold-hearted killer is a double-edged sword . . . especially when he’s the most intriguing man Anisha has ever laid eyes upon.

In a world where treachery abounds, no one can be trusted—and no true passion can be denied. Together, these two tempestuous souls will risk their lives for a love that could redeem them . . . or destroy everything they hold dear.

"The Bride Wore Pearls" is not your run-of-the-mill romance novel! The heroine isn't your lily-white, fainting type of gal - Lady Anisha Stafford is an exotic, mix-raced (half English/Half Indian), smart, common-sense lady who doesn't really care what society thinks of her and her family. And the hero, Rance Welham is a rough, tough fellow with plenty of anguish and fear in his background, and he has sense enough not to want to burden the woman he loves with his emotional baggage.  Thank goodness Anisha can overlook that to cut through the nonsense and grab her man and her happily-ever-after with gusto!

Liz Carlyle dazzles her readers with this third installment of the Fraternitas series, that follows the members of the secretative St. James Society and the women they love.  Carlyle keeps her story  moving along at a quick pace and keeps the action and the loving on track!  I enjoyed her well-developed characters - they were realistic and charming and, at times, down right salty!  And even though this is the first book of this series that I've read, it was easy to pick up on the back-story and fall right into this tale.

If you like unusual historical romances, "The Bride Wore Pearls" will be one that I promise you'll enjoy.

About Liz Carlyle:

A lifelong Anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of seventeen historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina.

Check out Liz's website, Facebook page and Twitter here:
Website | Facebook | Twitter

Liz’s Tour Stops

Thursday, August 2nd: The Book Garden
Monday, August 6th: Life In Review
Wednesday, August 8th: Broken Teepee
Friday, August 10th: Alpha Heroes
Tuesday, August 14th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, August 15th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, August 16th: …the bookworm…
Saturday, August 18th: Mary’s Cup of Tea
Tuesday, August 21st: WV Stitcher
Wednesday, August 22nd: Bookfan
Thursday, August 23rd: BookNAround
Date TBD: In the Hammock Book Reviews
Date TBD: Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books

Thanks to Avon Books and their generosity, I am thrilled to offer two copies of "The Bride Wore Pearls" for a giveaway! 

For your chance to win one of the two copies, all you have to do is leave a comment here on this blog post.

For one extra chance, become a follower on Google Friends Connect, Networking Blogs, or Linky - be sure to leave me a comment saying that you are a NEW follower. 

I will draw for a winner on August 24th!


My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this book blog tour and for providing the review copy of the book.  I was not compensated for my opinions or participation.


Diane P. Diamond said...

Oh Sharon, I love Liz's books and I loved this excerpt.

Her writing gets me hooked from page one right upto the "happy ever after".

I follow you as much as I can.

Thank you for this opportunity.

dpd333(at) aol dot com

Tea norman said...

I would love to win Liz Carlyle's romance. It's fun knowing the romance is a tat different from other ones. Thanks for entering me.

Melody May said...

I love Liz Carlyle's books. They are so much fun to read.


Marlene Breakfield said...

This sounds like a great read. I like the fact that the heroine isn't your run of the mill heroine.
GFC Marlene Breakfield

traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely feature. Liz Carlyle writes beautifully. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

I am fascinated with this wonderful book. thanks for this chance. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

bn100 said...

Congrats on the book! It sounds good.


Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being on the tour!

trish said...

I love that the heroine is mixed race!

I like how you describe the characters as salty! I definitely have a visual from that. :)