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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Virtual Book Tour: To Charm a Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain (Excerpt + Giveaways)

Buried Under Romance is pleased to host an excerpt stop for Thersa Romain's upcoming, To Charm a Naughty Countess! I read an advanced copy of this book and it is just incredible!

**Giveaway Info**
Theresa is generously gifting all five of her books to one lucky commenter!
*Season for Temptation
*Season for Surrender
*Season for Scandal
*It Takes Two to Tangle
*To Charm a Naughty Countess
Open internationally. Please follow the Rafflecopter directions. 

About The Book:
CAN A RECLUSIVE DUKE…
Brilliant but rumored mad, Michael Layward, the impoverished Duke of Wyverne, has no success courting heiresses until widowed Lady Stratton takes up his cause–after first refusing his suit.
WIN LONDON’S MOST POWERFUL COUNTESS?
Caroline Graves, the popular Countess of Stratton, sits alone at the pinnacle of London society and has vowed never to remarry. When Michael–her counterpart in an old scandal–returns to town after a long absence, she finds herself as enthralled with him as ever. As she guides the anxiety-ridden duke through the trials of society, Caroline realizes that she’s lost her heart . But if she gives herself to the only man she’s ever loved, she’ll lose the hard-won independence she prizes above all.

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“If you marry me”—Wyverne’s eyes now focused an inch above hers—“you shall be the most powerful woman in Lancashire.”

“Ah, but I like to live in London.”

“You will be a duchess; that’s more prestigious than a countess.”

“I am aware of the order of precedence. However, a widowed countess has freedoms that even a married duchess does not.” She raised her chin. “Have you any other arguments, Wyverne?”

“This is not an argument,” Wyverne said in a clipped voice. “It is a proposal.” At last, he looked her in the eye.

Her skin felt overheated under the cool caress of the night breeze, and her throat caught on something painful.

Drat. She clearly wasn’t as prepared for Wyverne as she’d thought. How could she build a defense against him when there was no one like him on whom to practice?

But this was hardly a reason to toss away everything she had worked to gain for herself. If her youthful fascination—if Wyverne himself—could be mastered, then nothing and no one would have a hold on her.

“As I have already told you, Wyverne, I do not accept your proposal,” Caroline said. “Instead, I offer you one of my own.”

His brows lifted. “An investment? I had not thought of making a financial bargain.”

“That is exactly what you did think of when you deigned to offer me your hand in exchange for my money. But I am not interested in marriage, especially for financial reasons.”

“What do you propose, then, if money is of no interest to you?”

“Money is of great interest to me, but not in relation to you.”

“Then we have nothing more to talk about.”

“But we do, Wyverne.” She was blurting the words almost before she knew what she intended to say, knowing only that she could not let Wyverne dismiss her again. “I could help you with a more personal arrangement.”

This is the second book in Theresa Romain's Matchmakers series; the first book, It Takes Two to Tangle, is a twist on the classic Cyrano story. I really enjoyed that book, and you can read my review HERE.

About The Author:
Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest.

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Tour Stops:
http://events.litconnect.com/to-charm-a-naughty-countess-by-theresa-romain/

**Giveaway Info**
Theresa is generously gifting all five of her books to one lucky commenter!
*Season for Temptation
*Season for Surrender
*Season for Scandal
*It Takes Two to Tangle
*To Charm a Naughty Countess
Open internationally. Please follow the Rafflecopter directions. 
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May 6th ~ 8 – 10pm EST

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May 7th ~ 8 – 9pm EST
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55 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful book cover! I love these type of historical books. I enjoy reading about the clothing and balls and idiosyncrasy of the time!

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  2. I seriously love this book so much, as I do all of Theresa Romain's books. Pick this up, readers!!!

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  3. I have had this on 3 of my Wish lists!!

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  4. I have read three books from this series....sad that I haven't read the fourth book yet. But all the covers for this series is just simply gorgeous!

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  5. I don't know why I don't have her books on my TBR shelf....need to correct that now! Thanks for the giveaway...great prize!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  6. Have not read any of your books but would love to.

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  7. To live in the days of Rakes, Debutantes, Highwaymen, balls, gowns....sigh!

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  8. I've loved all the previous titles and am looking forward to this one very much.

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  9. This cover is absolutely beautiful. You are a new to me author. I look forward to reading your stories.

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  10. Mary, thank you so much for hosting today. And readers, thanks for stopping by to read the excerpt--and good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  11. Loved the post and I'm really looking forward to reading To Charm a Naughty Countess.

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  12. I can't wait to read To Charm a Naughty Countess! I'm dying to find out what the scandal is and if that caused Michael to be a recluse.

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  13. These books sound great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Looking forward to reading these books! Thanks for the chance.

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  15. What a fantastic prize pack! Really looking forward to reading Michael and Caroline's story!

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  16. I'm so excited!! I so do want to be the lucky winner and get all the books!! All these excerpts sound awesome!

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  17. I am really excited to read this book I have enjoyed several of Ms Romain's books. This is a wonderful excerpt and the cover is gorgeous! Thank you for the chance.

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  18. Ooh these sound so good. Thank you for the chance to win some great books.

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  19. I've always enjoyed Theresa's books. But I have only read the first book in this series. Going to have to play catch-up. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Carol
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. I have not read any of your books yet, but I love the time period.
    They look really good too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I've recently read some interesting reviews of the previous books in this series so one about a second chance at love sounds great too. Thanks for the chance to read them all in order!

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  22. I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Theresa and it's a wonderful book.

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  23. Interesting excerpt; I look forward to reading this!

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  24. Love Theresa's books!! Can't wait to read this one! :-)

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  25. Loved the excerpt. I love love love love HR and this sounds like a great new author to me.

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  26. I would love to win these books!

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  27. Thank you for the giveaway and prizes!! Good luck everyone!!

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  28. Hi Theresa!

    What a wonderful giveaway for your fans!

    I love your books because of your wonderful characters, both hero/heroine as well as the secondary characters. Do you have a favorite secondary character that you fell in love with when writing a book but are still trying to come with just the right story for them?

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    1. Hi, Jeanne--I've been lucky enough to get to write stories for the secondary characters I fell in love with. Right now, I'm working on a novella for Bart Crosby, the friend of the hero from It Takes Two to Tangle! There are other characters who haven't gotten a story yet, but maybe one day they will through a short-story extra on my site, even if not a novel or novella.

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  29. I am so looking forward to this. Loving the cover too.

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  30. O' I love the way Theresa tells her stories!

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  31. How long did it take you to write your first book and get it published?

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    1. Good question. It took me about nine months to write my first romance--but then another several months of rewriting and revising before it was ready to be submitted anywhere. Once my editor acquired it, about two years passed before it was published. Fortunately, I write more quickly now, and the wait between turning in a manuscript and seeing it become a book is shorter!

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  32. Thanks again, Mary, for hosting! And thanks, everyone for your questions and comments. I'm so glad you stopped by to check out the excerpt!

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  33. Hi, Theresa! I am looking forward to reading Caroline and Michael's story. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    kscathy at yahoo dot com

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  34. Great books. I haven't read any of them but they did make me google and search for the excerpts.

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  35. Have any authors influenced your writing? Do you find time to read?

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    1. Oh, yes--I could never be a writer without first and foremost being a reader! Jane Austen was the first Regency author whose worked I loved; then after her I discovered Georgette Heyer's books, then historical romances by modern authors. Eloisa James, Courtney Milan, and Sherry Thomas are a few of my favorite authors, but there are many more.

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  36. Have any authors influenced your writing? Do you find time to read?

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  37. I'm always impressed by so many authors. Where do you get your inspiration for your novels?

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    1. Janice, it really depends on the story. (I know, not helpful!) To Charm a Naughty Countess's plot was inspired by a real-life historical event, the "Year Without a Summer" in 1816. Once I decided to make that a focus of this book, the hero's troubles, and his personality, grew from there.

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  38. I would love to read this series! Thanks!

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  39. Thank you for this read. Your book covers are very pretty. I can't wait to read this book

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  40. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

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  41. Love this book. Sounds great!

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  42. I would love to read all five of these! It sounds like you have lived my dream life--- reading and reading and reading!

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  43. Sounds like a really good read.!

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  44. Book sound like a good read I'm in.

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  45. Theresa, I'm impressed with your writing style. Do you have a specific place that you write? Do you do anything to set the mood?

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