Monday, May 6, 2013

Goddess Fish: "Kissed" by Tanya Anne Crosby Blog Tour/Giveaway (Ends 5/10) WW

by Tanya Anne Crosby



Swept from the aristocracy of England to The Colonies on the eve of war, Jessamine Stone vows to wed no man but her onetime fiancé, Christian Haukinge. She sets out to win back Christian's affections, unaware that her brother has already offered him a bribe to break her heart.

Driven by something dark, Christian agrees to the devil’s bargain, but soon finds Jessie’s innocent passion, trust, and faith undermine his resolve for vengeance. Now only the woman he has betrayed can heal his deep and scarring wounds. But these are dangerous times and love alone cannot mend all wounds.



. England, Rose Park, April 1763

What sort of man paid to have his sister’s heart broken?

Lord Christian Haukinge tossed the parchment aside, and reclined deeper into the leather desk chair, contemplating the inconceivable notion.

He didn’t bother considering the issue it raised: What sort of man accepted such a proposal? He already knew the answer to that one.

The scribbled letter before him bore no salutation—a deliberate rudeness, a flagrant omission of his title—courtesy though it may be—and his demeanor, as he retrieved the parchment, shifted from indifference to keen irritation. His gaze skimmed the page once more, settling upon the last paragraphs.

... as she seems to have convinced herself no other beau will do, save you, fatuous as it seems, and she has set her face against the new contract I have put before her, clinging to your annulled betrothal simply to defy my wishes, I am forced to offer this proposal. Please consider the above remuneration for your services; the amount is more than adequate for your brief employ, and, indeed, should prove quite useful in the refurbishment of your newly purchased estate. As to that, please accept my condolences.

I am certain you shall wish to begin with all due haste, and look forward to your timely response in this matter. The sooner she has been suitably disillusioned, the sooner you might be compensated for your troubles. For the greater good, I do hope we might overlook the nature of our past relationship, and endeavor to assist each other in persuading my dear, misguided sister in choosing the right-minded course. The advance will assure you see it my way. Accept it in good faith. I shall enlighten you further when we are face-to-face.

Signed simply, Westmoor.

For the greater good?

Bloody b---d.

My review will be up later on today.  For now, read on and enter the giveaway.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tanya Anne Crosby has written seventeen novels, all of which have graced numerous bestseller lists including the New York Times and USA Today. Best known for stories charged with emotion and humor, and filled with flawed characters, her novels have garnered reader praise and reviews and she’s a five-time nominee for a RT Career Achievement Award. She lives with her husband, two dogs and two cats in North Michigan and grew up in Charleston, SC. 
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Tanya will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Nook gift card (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn commenter during both this and the Speak No Evil Tour.

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  1. Wow! I can't WAIT to read this! I love that cover, too ; )
    I wonder what kind of events or people inspired the author while writing this book!?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  2. Thank you so much for hosting KISSED! Looking forward to reading your review!

    Meghan - this book was actually the first book I ever wrote that takes place in my hometown of Charleston. The steeple in the background is St. Phillips church! The artist is brilliant!

    Good luck to all the contestants!

  3. This sounds like an awesome story. It would be something I would really enjoy reading.

  4. Sounds like a compelling story, I'm looking forward to reading it.


  5. looks like a good read!

    groogruxking40 at gmail dot com

  6. I am a huge fan of historical fiction and am always looking for books from authors which I didn't know of before. This seems like a great one and I will definetely be adding it to my TBR :)

    sweetsindy93 at gmail dot com

  7. It really sounds intriguing!


  8. Sounds like a great book! The excerpt blew me away, going on the wishlist..

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  9. This looks like a great book for when you are down at the beach relaxing

  10. From the blurb, the story is interesting. From the excerpt, the writing style is intriguing.

  11. Tanya...You're a new-to-me author. That's the best thing about these virtual blog tours--discovering new books AND authors.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  12. i will tell my friends about this book..thx u ;)

  13. Such a fabulous opening sentence to the excerpt.



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