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Monday, December 2, 2013

Virtual Book Tour: Miss Simpkins' School: Flora by Raven McAllan (Guest Post)

Welcome to the virtual book tour for Miss Simpkins' School: Flora by Raven McAllan, hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.

** Raven is awarding the following prizes:

A $10 Breathless Press GC to one randomly drawn commenter
5 eBooks from Breathless Press (publisher's choice) to one randomly drawn commenter
2 eBooks from Breathless Press (publisher's choice) to one randomly drawn commenter

About the book:
Publication Date: November 29, 2013
Amazon | Breathless Press

Miss Simpkins' School. Where seduction's the game, and success is the aim. Let your classes commence.

Ex mistress to an Earl, who better than Molly Simpkins to show Flora how to ensure she gets what she needs from her marriage?

Flora's intended has an idea she doesn't agree with. Angus thinks she should be happy to live at their Scottish estate while he spends his time in London. It may be the way of the ton, but it isn't going to be Flora's way. This is her chance to show Angus what he'd miss if he leaves her alone. There's only one thing—she doesn't know how.

Luckily Miss Simpkins does. 

Raven McAllan is here to talk more about the inspiration behind her series!

Molly Simpkins started off as a very minor character in an earlier book, A Most Unusual Mistress. The more I wrote of that book, the more I wanted to know what happened to her.
Now we know, well we know up to a point.
However here's how we first met her… you need to remember that in Regency times it was expected that a man had a mistress, even once they were married. Ashley was about to buck the trend and say no mistress. She persuades him for one last time, and his wife to be finds them, hard at it. (Not that either of them realize it.)
It was the catalyst for Adriana to want more, and get what she wants, And for Her and Ashley to help Molly open her very unusual school.

Ashley knew she didn’t open her legs for just anybody...only him. He had been the first, if not the last. Sadly, as the arrangement was now due to end, he would no longer be sampling her many charms, her athleticism, or her adventurous nature. She would be amply rewarded, but if both had a secret hankering for what had ceased to be, neither would act on it.
He left the bed and walked to the ewer, where a soft cloth had been left for him to cleanse himself. Once done, he wrung the fabric of excess liquid and ministered to the woman still prone on the bed.
“Definitely over?” she asked, a ghost of a smile playing on her lips, as he gently wiped away all evidence of their union. “Worry not, Ash, I won’t hassle you. It was good, and a better tutor in the mind and ways of men I could not have asked for. Adriana is a lucky woman.”
He smiled then, as he looked down at the luscious body he ministered to. Ever generous with her compliments, Molly seemed not to have a jealous bone in her body.

“I want to seduce Fraser. I want to show him what he'll be missing if he follows the course he has set out to my brother. That I will live at Kilfron. I have nothing against Kilfron; indeed I spent most of my childhood nearby, and I'm happy to spend time there—as long as he is with me. Lud knows it is an open secret in the ton that he has a mistress in Lady Senton, and I have nothing against her per se. But she's not going to have what I can't. I will not marry someone who brings his staff from one home to seat it in me. Either he wants me to the exclusion of all others, or he has the others and I'll decline his not so generous offer." She stood in front of Molly, well aware her hands were shaking, and her breath was choppy. It mattered, oh how it mattered.

"Could you?"

Flora sighed. "Probably not, but I'd do my best. The trouble is I've loved Fraser since I was a child. I vowed to marry him when I was seven, and when I was eleven asked him to wait for me. He assured me, from his advanced age of two and twenty, that if I was still of a like mind when I came out, he would offer for me and I would be his wife. Both he and John therefore think it's a done deal. I may still love him, but times change and I'm no longer eleven with the eyes of a child. I'm nineteen, and according to my brother, well ready to be wed. When I reach the age of five and twenty, I will have money of my own. Until then, John had to support me and look after my welfare. This is his misguided way of doing so. He doesn't realize that women have needs and desires as well as men. Am I in the minority when I say, I've touched myself? That I know what delicious tingles and sensations I feel when I stroke my skin both inside and out?"
About the Author
Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.

She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge.

Her very understanding, and long-suffering DH, is used to his questions unanswered, the dust bunnies greeting him as he walks through the door, and rescuing burned offerings from the Aga. (And passing her a glass of wine as she types furiously.)

Why  Raven?  EASY!

The Raven is the harbinger of change. My Raven was around a lot after I sent Wallflowers Don't Wilt off to  Breathless Press. And then, I was offered a contract. Thanks Raven.

McAllan? EASY!

I live in Scotland. McAllan is a variation of the name of the BEST single malt in Scotland.
What else could I pick?

So O.K. It's a pen name, but one with deep meaning for me. I hope you enjoy reading Raven's books.

Why don't you drop me a note and say Hi?

Looking forward to meeting you.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Blog | Facebook | Pinterest | Amazon Author page | Barnes & Noble page | Breathless Press

** Raven is awarding the following prizes:
A $10 Breathless Press GC to one randomly drawn commenter
5 eBooks from Breathless Press (publisher's choice) to one randomly drawn commenter
2 eBooks from Breathless Press (publisher's choice) to one randomly drawn commenter

Please comment! ^_^


  1. Thanks for inviting us over today, My characters and I like to get out and about and meet people :)

  2. Sounds like a fun series!


  3. Looks great! I'm always happy to discover new (to me) authors and series!

  4. Love the premise for this series! Sounds great!

  5. This is the first time I have heard of this author, and I definitely like the sound of this book. The cover is so pretty. Loved the excerpt

  6. Hmm new author to me too! Always neat to see the minor characters that decide they just need their stories told.

  7. I had her screaming at me so I gave in

  8. I don't usually read historical, but this looks intriguing!

    Subwife683 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. I enjoy reading historical romance especially when the heroines don't fit into the "social norm" of their era.
    I'm looking forward to reading this book :)

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  10. Thank you all for your comments. I so enjoy writing Regency stories where my characters don't conform.



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