Thursday, March 13, 2014

What Happens in Scotland + Summer is for Lovers Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the double What Happens in Scotland and Summer is for Lovers book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for print copies of What Happens in Scotland and Summer is for Lovers. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the books:

What Happens in Scotland
Release date: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

She woke up married… And then she ran.

When recent widow Georgette Thorold wakes up in a Scottish inn with a wedding ring on her finger and lacking all memory of how she came to be there, she does what any well-bred lady with a modicum of sense and a distrust of marriage would do: she panics, clocks the wickedly handsome stranger in her bed over the head with a chamber pot, and runs.

James McKenzie, Esquire has either spent the evening protecting a very na├»ve, and—dare he say it—very drunk young lady from the advances of every disreputable character in the town of Moraig, or he has gone and married a pretty, scheming thief. Not that his own head is entirely clear on the matter, but when the woman in question repays his kindness with a knock on the head, the bill for her room, and the theft of his purse, an embarrassed James is determined to track her down and show her she picked the wrong solicitor to swindle.

As Georgette sets out to discover exactly what happened during her forgotten night, she uncovers a man that seems far more a hero than a rake. But when they finally meet, instead of sweeping her into his arms and kissing her senseless, he serves her with a summons, claiming she is a thief. Now the fight is on, and the only question is was it a night worth remembering? Or a mistake they would both rather forget?


Summer Is for LoversRelease date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

David Cameron has been tricked. After bringing his supposedly ailing mother to Brighton to take the waters, he’s found himself bombarded with young ladies of marriageable age, while his mother has made a marked improvement. Seeking respite from the hordes, he retreats to a beach he hasn’t seen in years--and finds a woman he’s never quite been able to forget.

Caroline Tolbertson just wants to be left alone. But her mother is determined to see her married off, no matter Caroline’s protests--or her embarassing lack of suitors. Seeing David Cameron, her childhood crush, again sets her heart racing, but she’s older and wiser now. And no, that wasn’t her heart sinking when David suggested a faux courtship instead of the real thing.

But Caroline has never been very good at following the rules, and the fake attraction soon grows into the real thing. Now Caroline has more scandalous pursuits in mind and David is finding it very hard to say no to his gorgeous friend. Will giving in to temptation send them both down a path they each claim to abhor--straight to the altar?

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Excerpt:

(from Summer is for Lovers)

Caroline Tolbertson was bloody beautiful.

The water-soaked remnants of what had been a hideous gown skirted the contours of her lithe body, meandering along gentle curves that stretched the eye and the imagination. The sunlight dazzled his eyes, gathering momentum from the white cliffs and bouncing off the sparkling water. That light fell on thick, waving hair that he could now see wasn’t just brown, but shot through with a hundred shades of gold and umber.

Had he a rope and enough nerve, he would have bound her hands, just to keep her from bundling those damp, vibrant tresses back up into the stern knot she preferred.

Then, of course, there was the problem of her legs. There were yards and yards of them, stretching from beneath the hem of her torn-off gown. As his eyes skimmed the neat indentation in one of Caroline’s calves, it occurred to him that before last night, David had never given much thought to a woman’s legs. He’d only blathered on and on about them to foster his drunken comrades’ imaginations. Today, presented with such a delightful view of Caroline’s, he found he couldn’t stop thinking about them.
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs are print copies of What Happens in Scotland and Summer is for Lovers and a pack of Mother Mae’s Chocolate Chip Scottish Shortbread Mix. Ends March 15.
Good luck!

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About the Author:

A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal. 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting!!

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  2. I like them because they tend to be larger than life.

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