Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Book Spotlight & Giveaway


Welcome! Today I have with me author Jennifer Ann Coffeen, who's giving away a free copy of her book, Priceless Deception!

BLURB:
The French Blue diamond must be destroyed.” Haunted by the words of her dying father, Lady Madeline Sinclair arrives for the London Season with more than parties and the latest fashion on her mind. She has sworn a vow, and the beautifully headstrong and fearless Madeline will allow nothing to distract her…until she meets the infamous Lord Colin, Duke of Douglas, a man known for his scandalous past engagement. With a dark grin and stormy eyes, he threatens to make her forget her duty, along with her manners.
Bound together by the mysterious diamond, Madeline and Colin soon succumb to the passion raging between them, even as the diamond eludes their grasp. But the true threat lies in the hands of an enemy whose dangerous obsession with the past has the power to destroy them both.
Excerpt:
“I promise not to hit you again,” she replied, forcing a light tone. “If you promise not to throw me to the ground and—”
“And?” One eyebrow shot up.
“Provoke me.”
He laughed then, a full, rich sound that seemed to drop the tension from his face. He was more recognizable now, and Madeline felt her shoulders relax.
“I am sorry,” she added. “My behavior that day was unforgivable. I do hope we can start over as friends, Lord Douglas.”
She held out her hand, the small warning bell in her head quickly silenced.
“It would be my pleasure.” He took the offered fingers, bending slightly to press them against his lips. Not a trace of impropriety, but a sigh caught in her throat all the same, and she held it there, no longer breathing.
In the back of her mind she knew this was not a good idea. She knew perfectly well she should invent some excuse, run straight back into the ballroom and discuss Lady Farris’s flowers. She didn’t move.
“And since we are already intimately acquainted, I must insist you call me Colin.”
“Colin,” she said, finally exhaling so the name rushed out in a breathless tone. She wildly searched her mind for something else to say but never managed a word.
Colin pulled her to him, the kiss as much a surprise as her own response to it. Madeline’s body instantly betrayed her, melting against the strong arms that held her until she had lost all sense of her earlier outrage. The world fell away, leaving nothing but Colin’s searing lips blistering her own—and the faint smell of lilacs.

16 comments:

Kelly Moran said...

*NOTE* Please be sure you are leaving your email addy in your post, or letting me know where to find you, IE: Facebook, Goodreads, Blogger, etc, so we can contact you if you won.

Be sure to re-follow the blog, as I had some blog trouble and lost most of my followers back in March!

Comment away for Jennifer...:)

Jennifer Ann Coffeen said...

Thanks so much for having me Kelly. I'll be popping my head in all day for chats about romance, writing, and regency!

Anonymous said...

I love the cover. It sounds like an interesting story!
Janet
(Facebook and Goodreads)

Lisa Mason said...

Hi Kelly. Another good-looking author and romance.

Jennifer Ann Coffeen said...

Thanks Janet and Lisa!

Janet- the beautiful cover was done by Tina Lynn Stout. She's great!

Calisa Rhose said...

Great excerpt and I love your cover Jen! Wishing you many sales.

Toni Lynn said...

Good luck with the sales, Jen!!

Jerrie Alexander said...

Great excerpt. The story sound slike a must read. Good luck!

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Sorry, got snagged by that bare chest below. LOL Great cover, and the excerpt ... Well, you just made my TBR list, so I'm leaving my email for sure.

maccrowne@gmail.com

Kelly Moran said...

That was a hot Man Candy Monday this week. Love!
Thanks for coming by everyone. I'll announce a winner later.

Jennifer Ann Coffeen said...

Thanks for stopping in everyone! Best of luck winning PRICELESS DECEPTION!

W. Lynn Chantale said...

I've got to read more. Win or not I'm adding this to my TBR list. Have a great day!
wlynnchantale AT gmail DOT com

Lynne Marshall said...

Hi Kelly and Jennifer!
What a lovely book cover, and I loved the excerpt.

Best wishes for much success,
Lynne

Kelly Moran said...

And the winner is Mackenzie. Grats, you'll get an email soon.

Big thanks to Jennifer for being here, and come back soon everyone! XO

Jennifer Ann Coffeen said...

Congrats Mackenzie! Keep an eye out this weekend for my email!

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Whoot! Thank you, ladies.