Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Giveaway, Tour: Scoundrel for Hire by Adrienne deWolfe

Scoundrel for Hire (Velvet Lies Series, #1)

 Adrienne will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour; a Professional Story Critique of Chapter 1 of your novel (a $125 value) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour; an ebook copy of TEXAS OUTLAW (Book 1, WILD TEXAS NIGHTS) to to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour; an ebook copy of HIS WICKED DREAM (Book 2, VELVET LIES) to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and character worksheets to write Heroes, Villains, and Sidekicks for your novel to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour.


Title: Scoundrel for Hire by Adrienne deWolfe
Series:  Velvet Lies Series, #1
Genre: Western Historical Romance (with paranormal elements)
Published June 7th 2013 by ePublishing Works (first published December 1st 1999)
Length: 384 pages

Blurb:
Raphael Jones is a Kentucky-born scoundrel, who has never played by the rules. When Colorado mining heiress, Silver Nichols, hires him to stop her precious daddy from marrying a golddigger, Rafe sets out to seduce Silver and win her fortune.

But beneath Silver's cool veneer, Rafe encounters a sweet vulnerability and an aching secret that threatens to send his whole world up in smoke.

Now the wily scoundrel must choose: walk away or wager the one thing he can't afford to lose—his heart.

Purchase Link: http://ebookdiscovery.com.p8.hostingprod.com/AdrienneDeWolfe.html
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Exclusive Excerpt: 

Rafe and Silver (Sexual Tension-1)

"Must you be such a trial?" Silver whispered, snatching Rafe’s top hat from his hand. "You're late. Don't tell me you spent all this time at the tailor's, because clearly you did not. Where on earth did you get that chartreuse waistcoat?"

Rafe's lips twitched as he lovingly smoothed the brocade. "Rather festive, don't you think?"

"You don't want to know what I think." She stuffed his gloves into his hat and hung his cape on a hook. "You might have told me you couldn't find a proper—"

She realized Rafe wasn't listening. He was too busy gawking through his quizzing glass at the statue her love-struck father had commissioned for the alcove. The sterling maiden was supposed to represent Aphrodite, but Silver had never ventured close enough to admire its artistry. Rafe, on the other hand, was fairly smirking at the sculpture's pronounced places.

"Oh, for heaven's sake," she muttered, yanking him toward less scandalous vistas. "Will you please pay attention?"

His lazy golden lashes swept lower, lingering on her own modest décolletage. "I should be delighted."

Her insides shriveled with embarrassment. Despite the caress in his gaze, it was hard to feel adequate compared with the Greek goddess of love.

"We have little time to confer." She did her best to assume a businesslike whisper, despite the distraction of his nearness. His heat gusted over her bared shoulders like a sultry summer night, and his scent, an enticing aroma, filled her head like a sensual fog. "Sandalwood," she murmured.

"I beg your pardon?"

She started, realizing she'd spoken aloud. She'd been trying to guess the essence of his cologne. Good Lord. Thirty seconds alone with the man, and already she was babbling like a mooncalf!

"Never mind. I suggest you get your story straight before you meet Celestia. Do you have some plan in mind?"

"Seduction does require forethought."

Her toes curled. She couldn't immediately say why. Perhaps it was due to the smoky timbre of his voice.

"Good. Then I shall distract Papa so you can have time alone with his gold-digger of a fiancé.

Only—" Her stomach flipped at the prospect of her treachery. Honestly, she thought she'd overcome these annoying pangs of guilt. "Be discreet. Papa does have feelings, after all."

"Oh, your papa won't feel a thing."

She eyed Rafe sharply. Was he being ironic? Or was he up to no good again? It was hard to believe he'd suddenly developed compassion for her papa.

"I shall expect significant progress from you tonight."

"My progress, dear Silver -- ” he smiled wickedly “ -- is the one thing on which you can depend."
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Adina Falling
Adrienne deWolfe is a #1 Bestselling Author and a recipient of 48 writing awards, including the Best Historical Romance of the Year. She consistently delights readers with sexy, action-packed, western-style romances, including her Wild Texas Nights series and her Velvet Lies series. In addition, she is the author of the bestselling non-fiction ebook series, The Secrets to Getting Your Romance Novel Published.

Fascinated by all things mystical, Adrienne writes a weekly blog about dragons, magic, and the paranormal at http://MagicMayhemBlog.com to help her research her upcoming YA Epic Fantasy series. She also writes a weekly blog with fiction writing tips and advice about the business of writing at http://WritingNovelsThatSell.com. She enjoys mentoring aspiring authors and offers professional story critiques and book coaching services.

Other Books in the Velvet Lies series:
Book 1: SCOUNDREL FOR HIRE

Book 2: HIS WICKED DREAM

Book 3: SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL

Book 4: DEVIL IN TEXAS (Available 2014)

Author web links: Amazon Author Central, Facebook (Writing Novels That Sell), Good ReadsGoogle Plus (Writing Novels That Sell), Story Critiques and Mentorship for Fiction Writers Subscribe to the Newsletter for Writing Novels That Sell, Subscribe to the Newsletter Magic and Fantasy Book News, Pinterest Twitter (Fantasy Fiction of Adrienne deWolfe), Twitter (Adrienne deWolfe's Writing Page), YouTube Channel (Writing Novels That Sell), Velvet Lies SeriesWild Texas Nights SeriesThe Secrets to Getting Your Romance Novel Published (Series)
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Giveaway:

Adrienne will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour; a Professional Story Critique of Chapter 1 of your novel (a $125 value) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour; an ebook copy of TEXAS OUTLAW (Book 1, WILD TEXAS NIGHTS) to to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour; an ebook copy of HIS WICKED DREAM (Book 2, VELVET LIES) to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and character worksheets to write Heroes, Villains, and Sidekicks for your novel to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour.

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9 comments:

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  2. Hi, Sin! Thanks for hosting me on your beautiful website! I look forward to chatting with your readers. Hugs!

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  3. Love the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Rita! I think, "Seduction does require forethought," is one of my favorite "Rafe Lines" in the whole novel. Hugs!

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  4. Thanks for the great excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like an amazing read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  5. I'm usually not a fan of westerns...but I do love a good romping romance! maybe this will redeem the genre for me :D

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  6. I love the sexual tension between these two, can't wait to see what happens next!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Howdy, Emily! Great to see a familiar face. Must be a story behind your black and white dog. You'll have to tell us who that fella is!

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