Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review Day Blitz & Giveaway: Loving Lady Marcia

Enjoy the review day blitz for the Loving Lady Marcia tour, hosted by Innovative Online Book Tours.

USA Today Best Selling Author of Regency Romance:
Kieran Kramer

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: USA Today best-selling author and double-Rita finalist Kieran Kramer writes Regency historical romances for St. Martin's Press. Her new series, House of Brady, premiers in August 2012. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran's also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. Find her on FacebookTwitter, and at www.kierankramerbooks.com

Book Synopsis:
In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold—and hearts to match—but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house…

Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart in LOVING LADY MARCIA (St. Martin’s Press Paperbacks; Aug. 28, 2012) she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.

A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?


Here's a little snippet from a random page—I’m leaving out the guy’s name, though, so you won’t know who he is:

His eyes gleamed with something that sent shivers of awareness through her. “I’ll leave you here.” He lingered over the kiss on her knuckles, and her fingers clutched in response to the heat of his mouth. “I’m glad you paid me a visit.”
She was appalled that she felt so reluctant to leave him. “I’m stopping by again,” she blurted out, “to meet Joe.”
There was a great silence between them.
“You can’t do that.” His voice was quiet. “For many reasons, not the least of which is protecting your good reputation.”
“I know.” She swallowed. “But I’m going to do it anyway. So don’t try to stop me.”
He lifted her chin, the gleam in his eyes becoming more pronounced. “You’re both headmistress and troublemaker. Do you know what that combination does to a man?”
“No,” she said, feeling rather breathless.
“It makes him unable to think of anyone but you. In the morning. At the noon hour. And at night.”
At night? Her face grew hot. “_____________, you shouldn’t—“
“Go home,” he said abruptly. “Before I pull you into another alleyway.”
And so she fled. Once she was at a safe distance, she glanced over her shoulder to catch a glimpse of him walking away. But he hadn’t. He was still there in his black cape, his gaze dark and steady upon her beneath the rim of his hat.
She couldn’t help herself. She turned and faced him, walking slowly backwards a few steps, her eyes locked on his, drinking in the sight of him. The wind blew a lock of hair in her eyes, and she pulled it aside.
She saw the corner of his mouth tip up once more, and her heart surged.
She spun forward again, and somehow at that moment—when she could feel him still watching her—she was able to forget the reality of her hopeless situation.
And for a brief, shining moment, it was like walking beneath an invisible rainbow into a bigger and brighter life.

My Review
Honestly, from the book cover, I didn't expect to enjoy this book..  I've never been one for the full on "romance" novels.  Awesome surprise!  This book is very well written.  The characters have great spunk and are written so well, it's not like a bunch of fluff!  I won't give away any details, since Kieran herself didn't even want to use names in the teasers, but this book is definitely worth the read, especially if you don't think you'll like it because it isn't your preferred genre!
I give this book 4 stars!

Buy the book here.
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Ready for the giveaway??

Giveaway Details:  40 Super Swag packs
1 Loving Lady Marcia mini book wine charm
1 pink Loving Lady Marcia pen
Romance Trading Cards (Loving Lady Marcia and Impossible Bachelors)
1 Kieran Kramer post-it notes
1 signed bookplate
1 Impossible Bachelors bookmark
1 Loving Lady Marcia bookmark

Giveaway is open to US/CA readers
Please be sure to check out the other stops along this tour!!

13-Aug Bibliophilia, Please Interview 
13-Aug Reviews By Molly First Chapter
13-Aug Doctor's Notes Spot Light
14-Aug My Secret Romance First Chapter
14-Aug Live To Read First Chapter
15-Aug Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf Spot Light
15-Aug Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance Spot Light,
15-Aug Romance Book Junkies Spot Light
16-Aug LilyElement Book Reviews First Chapter
16-Aug Love to Read Romance Spot Light
17-Aug Red Headed Bookworm Spot Light, Interview, First Chapter
17-Aug Sapphyria's Steamy Book Reviews First Chapter
20-Aug My World Spot Light
20-Aug Ramblings From This Chick First Chapter
21-Aug Books, Books, and More Books Interview
21-Aug Ramblings of an Amateur Writer Spot Light
21-Aug SOS Aloha Guest Post
22-Aug Lissette E. Manning First Chapter
23-Aug Adventures of Frugal Mom Interview
24-Aug Words I Write Crazy First Chapter
24-Aug The Self-Taught Cook Spot Light
26-Aug The Rockville 8 Interview
27-Aug The Popculture Divas Spot Light and First Chapter
27-Aug Bunnie Reviews Spot Light, Interview, First Chapter

28-Aug Release Day Blitz

Tea and Book Reviewing Shelf
Bibliophilia, Please
Live To Read
Reader Girls
Romancing Rakes
My World
My Cozie Corner
Lissette E. Manning
Cocktails and Books
Always a Booklover
Bunnie Reviews
Mission to Read
My Secret Romance
Ramblings From This Chick
The Lucky Ladybug
Love to Read Romance
The Self-Taught Cook
A Night's Dream of Books
Books, Books, and More Books
Red Headed Bookworm
Adventures of Frugal Mom
A Date with a Book
Words I Write Crazy
Sapphyria's Book Reviews
Reading Between the Wines

29-Aug Reviewing Shelf Spot Light
29-Aug The Lucky Ladybug First Chapter
30-Aug Live To Read Spot Light
30-Aug My Secret Romance Spot Light
31-Aug A Night's Dream of Books Interview
31-Aug Cocktails and Books Spot Light and First Chapter
3-Sep ¡Miraculous! Spot Light
3-Sep Bibliophilia, Please First Chapter
4-Sep Ramblings From This Chick Spot Light
5-Sep Reading Between the Wines Spot Light, First Chapter
6-Sep My Cozie Corner Interview
7-Sep T B R Spot Light, interview
10-Sep A Date with a Book First Chapter
11-Sep Ramblings of an Amateur Writer First Chapter
12-Sep Mission to Read Interview
13-Sep Crossroads Spot LIght, Review
14-Sep Always a Booklover Spot Light
14-Sep Reader Girls Spot Light

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