Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Giveaway! A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore

The last thing Garrett, Duke of Calton, expects to find while tracking his sworn enemy is the delectable, mysterious Kate. This beautiful servant girl rouses a longing the battle-scarred ex-soldier had neverhoped to feel again. But when she turns out to be the sister of the manhe seeks, he's convinced he's been betrayed.Kate knows herduty to her family, yet how can she ignore Garrett's powerful pull onher heart? Or the heady temptation of his stolen-and sizzling-kisses?Scandal has followed the duke since the war. Now the greatest shock ofall is on its way-the one that can separate Garrett and Kate forever.

Five Fun Facts~
1. The heroine from A Touch of Scandal, Kate, has a younger brother, Reginald. Reggie suffers from severe asthma—something I understand, having been through it as a child and now watching my own son fight it. It’s truly a painful and frightening illness. I can’t imagine what it was like for children before proper medications were available. The prescription the doctor in A Touch of Scandal orders—prussic acid—was a common remedy for asthma. But like many medicines of the time, prussic acid has since been proven to be very poisonous—even deadly. No wonder poor Reggie didn’t improve while he was taking it!
2. In the first drafts of A Touch of Scandal, there were three “villains.” I thought that was at least one too many, so I changed one character to soften her up a bit, even almost redeeming her at the end. She’s still not a very likeable character, but she’s no longer the equivalent of the Wicked Witch of the West! Can you guess who this is?
3. I’ve been to England several times, but I have not been to Kenilworth Castle. I researched it as thoroughly as I could while writing A Touch of Scandal, and it’s definitely on the itinerary for my next visit to the UK!
4. The James family seat, Calton House, is located in the Yorkshire dales. I feel especially bonded to this part of England—I think it’s because several of my ancestors immigrated to Canada from Yorkshire. I’ve driven through the county once, and I loved it. It’s a special place.
5. One of the main characters in A Touch of Scandal is Becky, the younger sister of the Duke of Calton. I have loved writing about her, because she is the one character whose growth you can really see from the beginning to the end of the series. She is immature and compulsive in A Hint of Wicked; she crashes back to reality in A Touch of Scandal; and in the third book, A Season of Seduction, she really comes into her own and finally finds the man that will lead her down the (very rocky!) road to a happily ever after.

about the contestThanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group
Five winners will be choosen
The Contest ends at midnight on March 31st
Open to US & Canadian addresses.
No PO Boxes please.
Go HERE to enter for the giveaway!


Patti said...

I love the fun facts! And the of my favorite things is seeing the character grow through the book.

elaing8 said...

sounds like a great book.Enjoyed the fun facts.

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Armenia said...

OMG, after A Hint of Wicked, I am so looking forward to this next sequel. Can't wait for this book to release!! Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway.

Virginia C said...

Great fun facts! I also suffer from asthma. Nothing else matters when you can't breathe! Thanks for a super giveaway : )

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Mary said...

This sounds really good!

Sandy Jay said...

This sounds like a great series. I haven't read this author yet.

RachieG said...

The first book was so great, I can't wait to get my hands on this one. :)

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Lyoness2009 said...

I'm in need of a "Hint of Wicked" today

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Jane said...

I enjoyed "A Hint of Wicked" and have been waiting for Garrett's story.

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Scorpio M. said...

Been wanting to try Ms. Haymore's books ever since Elizabeth Hoyt raved about her.



Cheryl McInnis said...

I really enjoyed A Hint of Wicked and have been waiting for this one!
I want Garrett to have a HEA!

Kathleen O said...

I have not had the pleasure of reading any of Jennifer's books. But I will certainly be putting her books on my tbr list...


booklover0226 said...

This sounds great; I look forward in reading it.

Tracey D

throuthehaze said...

Sounds great!

Sue A. said...

I've been waiting for this one!

Sue A. said...

HELP NEEDED - I just filled the form and submitted my entry, but I got a blank page. Could you check that my entry went through? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks

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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

This book sounds great, would love to read it :-)


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Marianna said...

I am definitely carving a historical romance of late. I am new to this author and I would love to check her out!


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tradingaddress said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

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