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Valentines From Bath by @BellesInBlue is a Love and Romance Festival pick #Regency #giveaway



Title: Valentines From Bath


Author: Caroline Warfield, Jude Knight, Sherry Ewing, Amy Quinton, Jessica Cale


Genre: Regency Romance


Book Blurb:


In five original stories from the Bluestocking Belles


The Master of Ceremonies announces a great ball to be held on Valentine’s Day in the Upper Assembly Rooms of Bath.


Ladies of the highest rank—and some who wish they were—scheme, prepare, and compete to make best use of the opportunity.


Dukes, earls, tradesmen, and the occasional charlatan are alert to the possibilities as the event draws nigh.


But anything can happen in the magic of music and candlelight as couples dance, flirt, and open themselves to romantic possibilities. Problems and conflict may just fade away at a Valentine’s Day Ball.


Excerpt:


She turned to Doug with wide eyes, her hand fluttering down to her side. He reached out and cupped her cheek to sooth her. “He’s gone,” he whispered.


She nodded, a swift bob of her head, and he worried for a moment she might fall to pieces.


He kissed her brow and the spot next to her eye, murmuring reassuring nothings. Her hands slipped up to his shoulders, and she clutched him as if she feared he would go away.


Never, he thought. Never.


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Esther snuggled into Doug’s shoulder, unable to get close enough, wishing she could crawl inside him. One arm came around her waist to hold her in place; he moved the hand that held her cheek to the back of her head, his thumb caressing her neck. He paused for a moment as if asking for the permission he must surely know he had, lowered his mouth to hers, and covered her lips with his. He moaned when she opened for him with no encouragement and deepened their kiss, pulling her with him to lean against the wall for support. All thought of what had happened fled, and she kissed him in earnest, intoxicated with his scent and the feel of his hands.


Long moments later, Doug pulled his mouth from hers, leaned back in for one swift kiss and then another, and finally, tipped his head to lean, head and shoulders, against the wall facing her, his arm still pulling her close.


He sighed deeply. “Battle madness,” he said.


“What?” she jerked up. He soothed her back.


“Men go a bit mad wanting release after battle,” he explained, staring into her eyes. “Apparently women do, too. We could call this battle madness.”


Her lips curved upward. “We could, Sergeant Marsh, except I have wanted you to do that for a very long time.”


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What’s your favorite part about being a romance author?


My favorite moments are when a reader tells me I gave them joy. It’s why I write. (Caroline Warfield)


Here’s my tip to add romance to your love life:


Take time to listen. A long walk at sunset is a very good time to do that. (Caroline Warfield)


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card.


Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.


Runs February 1 – 28, 2023.


Drawing will be held on March 1, 2023.


Author Biography:


The Bluestocking Belles (the “BellesInBlue”) are a group of very different writers united by a love of history and a history of writing about love. From sweet to steamy, from light-hearted fun to dark tortured tales full of angst, from London ballrooms to country cottages to the sultan’s seraglio, one or more of us will have a tale to suit your tastes and mood.


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2件のコメント


andreadrake1
andreadrake1
2023年2月23日

My fave romantic Tip is to stay honest.

いいね!

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2023年2月09日

Thank you, ladies, for sharing your anthology in our Love and Romance Book Festival!

いいね!
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