Monday, April 8, 2013

Goddess Fish: "The Seduction of Emily" by Rachel Brimble Blog Tour (Ends 4/19) WW


Seduction is a wicked game, and no one plays it better than the devilish Will Samson in Rachel Brimble's captivating new novel. . .

Since girlhood, Emily Darson has accepted that she will marry Nicholas, the son of her father's trusted business partner. The marriage contract safeguards her family legacy, Emily's fortune, and everything she values--except her independence. Only when a sinfully handsome scoundrel enters her life does Emily realize quite how much a loveless match will cost her.

Will Samson has advanced from expert pickpocket to confidence trickster of the highest caliber. Now he has come to Bath to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his mother--the man Emily will soon marry. But from his first glimpse of the enemy's bewitching, spirited fiancée, Will's plan changes.

Amid the ballrooms and salons of elegant society, heated glances explode into scandalous kisses. Revenge is sweet, but surrender will be irresistible. . .


A movement barely inches to her side caught Emily’s attention. She turned and swallowed the gasp that rose sharply in her throat.

It was the man who winked at her in the auction room.

He strolled toward her, his shining sea-blue eyes locked on hers. Her courage inside the room promptly abandoned her. Emily’s heart turned over. He stood at least half a foot taller than she, his wide shoulders absurdly broad, his confidence disturbing. She bit back a nervous laugh as an entirely inappropriate imagining came unbidden into her mind. Oh, to have him fling her over those shoulders and escape with her into the night!

He flashed her a knowing smile—God spare her, she smiled back.

Never before had a man’s gaze enticed such inexplicable naughtiness in her. Danger screamed its warning. What was she thinking? There was no time for dalliance or distraction. Nicholas’s gruff cough snapped her attention.

The handsome stranger snatched his gaze from hers and touched his finger to the brim of his hat. “Good afternoon, sir.”

Nicholas nodded. “Can I help you?”

“I wanted to offer my congratulations.” The man held out his hand. “A very fine win.”

After a moment’s hesitation, Nicholas took his offered hand. “Thank you. Now, if you’ll excuse—”

“Yes, quite the battle you had in there.” Fine lines crinkled the corners of the stranger’s phenomenal eyes. “Nothing beats a fiery one on one.”

He turned and looked directly at Emily, his raised eyebrow referring the sentiment to her rather than Nicholas. She should have been outrageously affronted, yet a burst of delicious excitement rushed through her veins and warmed her body.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Rachel lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK.  After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington--her debut was released in April 2013.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family and beloved black Lab, Max. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England…although she hopes a dream visit to Canada might just change her mind!

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!


Rachel will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Follow the entire tour for more chances to win.


  1. This really sounds like a fascinating story. I loved the excerpt.

  2. Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed it.

  3. Thanks for having me here today! I think this is my second visit which is great :)

    Hi MomJane and Ingeborg,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comments - good luck in the contest!

    Rachel x

  4. Sounds like a twisted web, I can't wait to read it

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  5. I'm really looking forward to this book.

    kareninnc @ gmail . com

  6. love it, and the cover as well <3 the excerpt is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

  7. Such a great beginning to the blurb - "Seduction is a wicked game"..


  8. triangle love mixed with wicked revenge game <3
    can't wait to read it ;p
    crescent.ivy @gmail. com

  9. I absolutely adore the cover! thanks so much for sharing!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  10. I want that dress. Great cover.
    dustykattc at hotmail dot com

  11. Sounds like a great read. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com


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