Book Promo: "The Reluctant Bride" by Beverley Eikli 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B5f8860uGT0/UiSZ26BW-_I/AAAAAAAAFSA/IyfkoiRCE_0/s1600/Cover_TheReluctantBride.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B5f8860uGT0/UiSZ26BW-_I/AAAAAAAAFSA/IyfkoiRCE_0/s1600/Cover_TheReluctantBride.jpg" height="400" width="263" /></a></div><u><i><b>Synopsis</b></i></u> <br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>Winner of the Choc-Lit Australian Star competition! </b><br /><br />Emily Micklen is proud, passionate – and left with no option after the death of her loving fiancé, Jack, but to marry the scarred, taciturn, soldier who needs to secure a well-connected wife.<br /><br />Major Angus McCartney hopes that marriage to the unobtainable beauty whose confident gaze about the ballroom once failed to register his presence will offer both of them a chance to put the past to rest.<br /><br />&nbsp;Emily’s determination to be faithful to Jack’s memory is matched only by Angus’s desire to win her with honour and action. Sent to France on a mission of national security, Angus discovers how deeply Emily has been duped, but the secrets he uncovers lead them both into danger. Can Angus and Emily unmask the real conspirators before they lose everything?</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Hr_24WDBSzM/UZ_7h9_kJRI/AAAAAAAAEgg/lIRoFAXkvEU/s1600/excerpt+copy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Hr_24WDBSzM/UZ_7h9_kJRI/AAAAAAAAEgg/lIRoFAXkvEU/s1600/excerpt+copy.jpg" height="72" width="200" /></a></div><br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">‘It’s not a sin, unless you get caught.’ </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The gentle breeze seemed to whisper Jack’s teasing challenge, its soft, silken fingers tugging at Emily’s ingrained obedience. She put down her basket and stared with longing at the waters below, sweat prickling her scalp beneath her poke bonnet as desire warred with fear of the consequences. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">‘Where’s your sense of adventure, Em?’ </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Still resisting, Emily closed her eyes, but the wind’s wicked suggestiveness was like the caress of Jack’s breath against her heated cheek; daring Emily to shrug aside a lifetime of dutiful subservience – again – and peel off her clothes, this time to plunge into the inviting stream beneath the willows. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">She imagined Jack’s warm brown eyes glinting with wickedness. Taunting her like the burr that had worked its way into the heel of her woollen stockings during her walk. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Exhaling on a sigh, Emily opened her eyes and admitted defeat as she succumbed to the pull of the reed-fringed </div><div style="text-align: justify;">waters. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Desire had won, justified by practicality. If she had to remove one stocking to dislodge the burr she might as well remove both. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Scrambling down the embankment, she lowered herself onto a rock by the water’s edge. Her father would never know. If he glanced from his study in the tower room, where he was doubtless gloating over his balance sheet, he’d assume she was a village lass making her way along the track. Emily had never seen him interest himself in the poor except … </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Like most unpleasant memories, she tried to cast this one out with a toss of her head, still glad her father had never </div><div style="text-align: justify;">discovered what she’d witnessed from her bedroom window one evening five years ago: the curious sight of Bartholomew </div><div style="text-align: justify;">Micklen ushering the beggar girl who’d arrived on his doorstep into his carriage. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Then climbing in after her before it rumbled down the driveway and out of sight. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now was just another of those moments when Emily was glad her father remained in ignorance. Her insurance, should she need it, was that she knew a few of her father’s secrets the excise men might just want to know. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">By the time the first stocking had followed Emily’s boots onto the grassy bank she was bursting with anticipation for her swim. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">What did one more sin matter when she’d be Mrs Jack Noble in less than a week?&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8hk4Vw-BaLE/UZ_8dWbum5I/AAAAAAAAEgs/ZhYFj_rpnmg/s1600/UpsideDown.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8hk4Vw-BaLE/UZ_8dWbum5I/AAAAAAAAEgs/ZhYFj_rpnmg/s1600/UpsideDown.jpg" height="48" width="200" /></a></div><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Y61mpqjblI/UiSZocdiyRI/AAAAAAAAFR4/2oCRCh-_6a8/s1600/Beverley+Eikli+and+her+Rhodesian+Ridgeback,+Homer.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Y61mpqjblI/UiSZocdiyRI/AAAAAAAAFR4/2oCRCh-_6a8/s1600/Beverley+Eikli+and+her+Rhodesian+Ridgeback,+Homer.jpg" height="320" width="212" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Beverley Eikli and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Homer</td></tr></tbody></table><u><i><b>AUTHOR Bio and Links:</b></i></u><br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Beverley Eikli is the author of eight historical romances published by Pan Macmillan Momentum, Robert Hale, Ellora's Cave and Total-e-Bound. Recently she won UK Women's Fiction publisher Choc-Lit's Search for an Australian Star competition with her suspenseful, spy-based Regency Romance The Reluctant Bride.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;">She's been shortlisted twice for a Romance Readers of Australia Award in the Favourite Historical category — in 2011 for A Little Deception, and in 2012 for her racy Regency Romp, Rake's Honour, written under her Beverley Oakley pseudonym.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Beverley wrote her first romance when she was seventeen. However, drowning the heroine on the last page was, she discovered, not in the spirit of the genre so her romance-writing career ground to a halt and she became a journalist. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After throwing in her job on South Australia's metropolitan daily The Advertiser to manage a luxury safari lodge in the Okavango Delta, in Botswana, Beverley discovered a new world of romance and adventure in a thatched cottage in the middle of a mopane forest with the handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met around a camp fire. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Eighteen years later, after exploring the world in the back of Cessna 404s and CASA 212s as an airborne geophysical survey operator during low-level sorties over the French Guyanese jungle and Greenland's ice cap, Beverley is back in Australia teaching in the Department of Professional Writing &amp; Editing at Victoria University, as well as teaching Short Courses for the Centre of Adult Education and Macedon Ranges Further Education. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">She writes Regency Historical Intrigue as Beverley Eikli and erotic historicals as Beverley Oakley. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Beverley won the Choc Lit Search for an Australian Star competition with The Reluctant Bride. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Shortlisted for the 2012 Australian Romance Readers Award for her novel Rake's Honour </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Finalist in the 2011 Australian Romance Readers Awards for her novel A Little Deception. </div><br />Links: <br /><br /><a href="http://beverleyoakley.com/Beverley_Oakley/Welcome.html%20%20https://www.facebook.com/beverley.eikli?ref=tn_tnmn" target="_blank">Beverley Oakley Website</a> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Reluctant-Bride-Beverley-Eikli/dp/1781890862/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1372649516&amp;sr=1-1-catcorr&amp;keywords=beverley+eikli%20%20Amazon.co.uk%20-%20http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Reluctant-Bride-Beverley-Eikli/dp/1781890862/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1372649607&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=the+reluctant+bride+beverley+eikli" target="_blank">Amazon&nbsp;</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-reluctant-bride-beverley-eikli/1114869375?ean=9781781890868%20%20Amazon%20Author%20Page:%20http://www.amazon.com/Beverley-Eikli/e/B0034Q44E0" target="_blank">Barnes &amp; Noble</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IFEXCmh2GAg/UeX6ZGtF1YI/AAAAAAAAFAQ/vRPDnIEfZx8/s1600/enter.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IFEXCmh2GAg/UeX6ZGtF1YI/AAAAAAAAFAQ/vRPDnIEfZx8/s1600/enter.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Beverley will award a $20 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.&nbsp;</b></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: <a href="http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-blast-reluctant-bride-by-beverley.html" target="_blank">Goddess Fish Promotions</a></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B5f8860uGT0/UiSZ26BW-_I/AAAAAAAAFSA/IyfkoiRCE_0/s1600/Cover_TheReluctantBride.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B5f8860uGT0/UiSZ26BW-_I/AAAAAAAAFSA/IyfkoiRCE_0/s1600/Cover_TheReluctantBride.jpg" height="400" width="263" /></a></div><u><i><b>Synopsis</b></i></u> <br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><b>Winner of the Choc-Lit Australian Star competition! </b><br /><br />Emily Micklen is proud, passionate – and left with no option after the death of her loving fiancé, Jack, but to marry the scarred, taciturn, soldier who needs to secure a well-connected wife.<br /><br />Major Angus McCartney hopes that marriage to the unobtainable beauty whose confident gaze about the ballroom once failed to register his presence will offer both of them a chance to put the past to rest.<br /><br />&nbsp;Emily’s determination to be faithful to Jack’s memory is matched only by Angus’s desire to win her with honour and action. Sent to France on a mission of national security, Angus discovers how deeply Emily has been duped, but the secrets he uncovers lead them both into danger. Can Angus and Emily unmask the real conspirators before they lose everything?</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Hr_24WDBSzM/UZ_7h9_kJRI/AAAAAAAAEgg/lIRoFAXkvEU/s1600/excerpt+copy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Hr_24WDBSzM/UZ_7h9_kJRI/AAAAAAAAEgg/lIRoFAXkvEU/s1600/excerpt+copy.jpg" height="72" width="200" /></a></div><br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">‘It’s not a sin, unless you get caught.’ </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The gentle breeze seemed to whisper Jack’s teasing challenge, its soft, silken fingers tugging at Emily’s ingrained obedience. She put down her basket and stared with longing at the waters below, sweat prickling her scalp beneath her poke bonnet as desire warred with fear of the consequences. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">‘Where’s your sense of adventure, Em?’ </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Still resisting, Emily closed her eyes, but the wind’s wicked suggestiveness was like the caress of Jack’s breath against her heated cheek; daring Emily to shrug aside a lifetime of dutiful subservience – again – and peel off her clothes, this time to plunge into the inviting stream beneath the willows. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">She imagined Jack’s warm brown eyes glinting with wickedness. Taunting her like the burr that had worked its way into the heel of her woollen stockings during her walk. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Exhaling on a sigh, Emily opened her eyes and admitted defeat as she succumbed to the pull of the reed-fringed </div><div style="text-align: justify;">waters. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Desire had won, justified by practicality. If she had to remove one stocking to dislodge the burr she might as well remove both. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Scrambling down the embankment, she lowered herself onto a rock by the water’s edge. Her father would never know. If he glanced from his study in the tower room, where he was doubtless gloating over his balance sheet, he’d assume she was a village lass making her way along the track. Emily had never seen him interest himself in the poor except … </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Like most unpleasant memories, she tried to cast this one out with a toss of her head, still glad her father had never </div><div style="text-align: justify;">discovered what she’d witnessed from her bedroom window one evening five years ago: the curious sight of Bartholomew </div><div style="text-align: justify;">Micklen ushering the beggar girl who’d arrived on his doorstep into his carriage. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Then climbing in after her before it rumbled down the driveway and out of sight. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Now was just another of those moments when Emily was glad her father remained in ignorance. Her insurance, should she need it, was that she knew a few of her father’s secrets the excise men might just want to know. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">By the time the first stocking had followed Emily’s boots onto the grassy bank she was bursting with anticipation for her swim. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">What did one more sin matter when she’d be Mrs Jack Noble in less than a week?&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8hk4Vw-BaLE/UZ_8dWbum5I/AAAAAAAAEgs/ZhYFj_rpnmg/s1600/UpsideDown.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8hk4Vw-BaLE/UZ_8dWbum5I/AAAAAAAAEgs/ZhYFj_rpnmg/s1600/UpsideDown.jpg" height="48" width="200" /></a></div><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Y61mpqjblI/UiSZocdiyRI/AAAAAAAAFR4/2oCRCh-_6a8/s1600/Beverley+Eikli+and+her+Rhodesian+Ridgeback,+Homer.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2Y61mpqjblI/UiSZocdiyRI/AAAAAAAAFR4/2oCRCh-_6a8/s1600/Beverley+Eikli+and+her+Rhodesian+Ridgeback,+Homer.jpg" height="320" width="212" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Beverley Eikli and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Homer</td></tr></tbody></table><u><i><b>AUTHOR Bio and Links:</b></i></u><br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Beverley Eikli is the author of eight historical romances published by Pan Macmillan Momentum, Robert Hale, Ellora's Cave and Total-e-Bound. Recently she won UK Women's Fiction publisher Choc-Lit's Search for an Australian Star competition with her suspenseful, spy-based Regency Romance The Reluctant Bride.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;">She's been shortlisted twice for a Romance Readers of Australia Award in the Favourite Historical category — in 2011 for A Little Deception, and in 2012 for her racy Regency Romp, Rake's Honour, written under her Beverley Oakley pseudonym.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Beverley wrote her first romance when she was seventeen. However, drowning the heroine on the last page was, she discovered, not in the spirit of the genre so her romance-writing career ground to a halt and she became a journalist. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">After throwing in her job on South Australia's metropolitan daily The Advertiser to manage a luxury safari lodge in the Okavango Delta, in Botswana, Beverley discovered a new world of romance and adventure in a thatched cottage in the middle of a mopane forest with the handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met around a camp fire. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Eighteen years later, after exploring the world in the back of Cessna 404s and CASA 212s as an airborne geophysical survey operator during low-level sorties over the French Guyanese jungle and Greenland's ice cap, Beverley is back in Australia teaching in the Department of Professional Writing &amp; Editing at Victoria University, as well as teaching Short Courses for the Centre of Adult Education and Macedon Ranges Further Education. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">She writes Regency Historical Intrigue as Beverley Eikli and erotic historicals as Beverley Oakley. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Beverley won the Choc Lit Search for an Australian Star competition with The Reluctant Bride. </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Shortlisted for the 2012 Australian Romance Readers Award for her novel Rake's Honour </div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Finalist in the 2011 Australian Romance Readers Awards for her novel A Little Deception. </div><br />Links: <br /><br /><a href="http://beverleyoakley.com/Beverley_Oakley/Welcome.html%20%20https://www.facebook.com/beverley.eikli?ref=tn_tnmn" target="_blank">Beverley Oakley Website</a> <br /><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Reluctant-Bride-Beverley-Eikli/dp/1781890862/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1372649516&amp;sr=1-1-catcorr&amp;keywords=beverley+eikli%20%20Amazon.co.uk%20-%20http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Reluctant-Bride-Beverley-Eikli/dp/1781890862/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1372649607&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=the+reluctant+bride+beverley+eikli" target="_blank">Amazon&nbsp;</a><br /><br /><a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-reluctant-bride-beverley-eikli/1114869375?ean=9781781890868%20%20Amazon%20Author%20Page:%20http://www.amazon.com/Beverley-Eikli/e/B0034Q44E0" target="_blank">Barnes &amp; Noble</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IFEXCmh2GAg/UeX6ZGtF1YI/AAAAAAAAFAQ/vRPDnIEfZx8/s1600/enter.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IFEXCmh2GAg/UeX6ZGtF1YI/AAAAAAAAFAQ/vRPDnIEfZx8/s1600/enter.jpg" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Beverley will award a $20 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.&nbsp;</b></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: <a href="http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-blast-reluctant-bride-by-beverley.html" target="_blank">Goddess Fish Promotions</a></div><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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