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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Fates for Apate by Sue London (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Buried Under Romance is very pleased to host both the release day launch and the blog tour for Sue London's Fates for Apate, the third in her Haberdashers series! :) I really enjoyed the first two so am looking forward to this as well. 
Fates for Apate Synopsis:

She was sent to the Congress of Vienna with one simple mission. Observe and report on the Prussian delegation. What she hadn't expected was someone in the delegation observing her. 
Georgiana "George"
 Lockhart grew up as a Haberdasher, one of the girls trained by Robert Bittlesworth to be both armed and dangerous. She has her first assignment through the Foreign Office and needs to distract and use a man she assumes is an opposing agent.

Casimir Rokiczana would do anything for his people. The Congress of Vienna seemed poised to tear his homeland apart and he is working frantically to find a voice with each of the Four Great Powers. In his experience men are often swayed by the opinions of their wives, but the English beauty he has chosen to woo to his cause seems to have more on her mind than a liaison.
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This was the fourth ball since she had arrived. It bothered him that he knew that. They hadn't spoken since the night she had flirted with him and they had literally been dancing around each other ever since. She seemed to have something of a preference for the Prussian gentlemen and he wondered if it was to draw his attention. Surely not, but the idea of it pleased him. What didn't please him was watching her spin around the floor with Hans yet again. The officer's height and fair complexion made him an ideal partner for her. They looked like figures from a fancy Black Forest clock. Hans was enough of a gentleman that he held her at a polite distance. Cas couldn't imagine doing that. He would need to lean in, whisper in her ear, see if he could elicit a genuine smile from her. Not the practiced smile she cast at her other dance partners. Or perhaps he could tease out one of her vicious frowns. He had seen them again when she danced with her husband. That man had tried to hold her close but had to contend with her rigid arms holding him at a distance. An arranged marriage, no doubt, with her very much not in favor of it. It was unfortunate that such a woman could be forced to marry where she didn't wish to.

He turned his attention back to his dance partner, a sweet but silly French girl who was here with her family. She couldn't be more than sixteen and always flushed and giggled outrageously when he paid her the least attention. He found her no more interesting than he did his cravat. She was pretty enough, but not sophisticated and intriguing like Mrs. Appleton. Realizing his gaze had slid over to that woman again, he brought it back and purposefully flirted with his dance partner to make her giggle and preen.

It would probably be best if he continued to avoid Mrs. Appleton. She inspired some combination of lust and protectiveness that couldn't turn out well. He was always careful not to take a flirtation beyond the most innocent of encounters, lest he have a husband ready to kill him. And he was careful to always spread his attentions evenly among many of the ladies so that none of them thought they had a claim on him over the others. Mrs. Appleton had spoken all of three words to him and she was already a distraction. Yes, avoidance was the best course.

About The Author:
Sue London Bio:
Doodlist, scribbler, thinker, planner, and all around fun chick.

What her fans are saying: "...a wit so sharp it should have a warning label..." ~ Dusk Pennington

Sue London began writing short stories about horses and teen sleuths when she was seven years old. After that she traveled to distant worlds, fought with swords and sorcerers, and played with a few undead things. As you might have expected, this means she went into accountancy. Well, maybe that was an odd plot twist, but that's the difference between real life and fiction - fiction has to make sense.

In her twenties she developed a deep affection for romance, especially enjoying the work of Nora Roberts, Mary Balogh and, most recently, Courtney Milan, Rose Gordon, Lauren Royal, Danelle Harmon, and Diane Farr. You can thank those authors for leading a sci-fi tomboy into writing historical romances set in the Regency period.

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  1. I loved the 1st 2 in the Haberdashers series & look forward to reading this one.

  2. Thank you for this Giveaway!! :)

  3. Thank you for this Giveaway!! :)

  4. Thanks for hosting me on your blog, Mary! :)



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