Friday, December 21, 2012

Goddess Fish: "A Marriage of Inconvenience" by Christine Young Excerpt/Giveaway (ends 1/11) WW


When the duchess decides to wed her to a wastrel and a fop, Ravyn Grahm takes matters into her own hands and declares her engagement to another man. Instead of fessing up and telling her great aunt what she has done, she goes through with the pretense. Aric Lakeland is the bastard son of an earl and has a dangerous reputation. But Ravyn is willing to do most anything to keep the duchess from discovering the lie.


He'd bought land in America, looking to put down roots and end his life of adventure, but Aric Lakeland got more than he bargained for when he encountered a beautiful heiress who made a promise she didn't want to keep. But the promise could not be undone and standing between them were more obstacles than either ever dreamed. Aric had made plans to spend the rest of his life in America and that was at odds with Ravyn's plan of living in England and running her father's estate. Now, he'll have to choose between his dreams and the woman he loves more than life.
Aric had been trying to ignore the passion in Ravyn. At that moment, he decided it would be more intelligent of him to awaken that passion. Then the thought of a man’s bed and body wouldn’t be so horrifying to her. Then she would agree to end this sham marriage and find a union more suitable to her station.

Then Aric could find a marriage and a woman more suitable to his own desires--a strong, resilient mate who could match his passion, work by his side in the wild land, and give him children. Next to those things an amusing little imp wouldn’t mean anything to him. She would be just that.

An amusement.

And if the notion of another man taking Ravyn’s untried body made Aric furious at some primal level of his being, that was tough luck. Life had taught him the hunger he felt for a woman was temporary; a true marriage was not.

Until death do us part.

"First, I think some wine is in order for you," Aric said thoughtfully.


"Umm." He rumbled.

"For medicinal purposes."


"I’ll bring a bit extra for the parrot too."

She laughed softly and ran her fingers through the fur. "The fur has the most heavenly texture."

Aric stood for an instant, transfixed by the sight of Ravyn, running her fingers through the fur as though it were a lover’s body. Abruptly, he turned and walked out of the room. When he came back, he carried a small snifter of brandy in his hand.

Here is my review.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children.  Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.

Christine will be awarding a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn host.  Be sure to follow the entire tour here for more chances to win!


  1. Even without the review, this sounds like a really good story.

  2. Thank you for hosting A Marriage of Inconvenience, just $2.99 until January 11. So, treat yourself.

  3. It sounds like a fun read, I can't wait for your review!

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  4. Great excerpt, thank you.


  5. Sounds like a great story!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway


  6. The synopsis and excerpt sound great- definitely looking forward to your review.

  7. Thanks, good to see Shannon and Ingeborg again. It's great to read comment of new people, Josie and Amanda. Good luck in the drawing. Make sure you check out the review.

  8. Ruth...Thanks for a good, thoughtful review.
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  9. I appreciate your review thank you Interesting points made.


  10. Thanks for the review, sounds like a great read.
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  11. Wow, amazing prize!

  12. Sounds like a great book! Even if I don't win, it's on my to be read list. :) momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

  13. sounds like a fun one thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  14. sounds like a awesome story!! thanks so much for the giveaway

  15. Nice little excerpt.

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