Monday, May 20, 2013

His Jilted Bride by Rose Gordon - Virtual Tour and Giveaway


Today author Rose Gordon visits on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for the historical romance, "His Jilted Bride". I enjoyed this book quite a lot, and have reviewed it here.

Rose will be awarding a $100 gift card to Amazon.com to a randomly drawn commenter, so leave a comment today and follow the rest of her tour by clicking on the banner above. Additionally, along with the grand prize giveaway that stretches for the duration of the the tour, Rose is giving away a signed copy of one of her backlist titles: His Contract Bride to one commenter on this blog (US only -- international commenters will be awarded their choice of two digital books from her backlist instead).

Rose has shared five things about her we might not have guessed.  The floor is yours, Rose!

1. My husband’s hair is longer than mine. I recently cut my hair to just below my chin, and my husband has these tight spiral curls that hang down just below his shoulders, and further when wet! Ironically, many of the men I write about in my Regency novels, have long hair they keep in queues. So it didn’t come as a surprise—though was hysterically funny—when one of the women in my husband’s chemistry class asked him one day if he grew his hair long like that so he could be on the cover of one of my books.

2. I hate to hug. Yes, I know, I’m a romance novelist which automatically equates to lover of all things intimacy in some people’s minds. But not for me. I can’t explain why, but I’m not very comfortable being touched by people I don’t know—and even some I do know!

3. When people ask what I do, I tell them I’m an adult entertainer. It’s great to see their reaction. This came about when I was cornered about my extracurricular activities (writing romances) by some ladies in my church. When they asked what I was doing during the day with all of my free time now that my kids were in school, I just smiled and said I was now working as an adult entertainer. I didn’t lie. It’s true. I’m an adult and an entertainer! I’ve since given this as my job description to anyone who asks. It’s always a great way to break the ice.

4. My father reads all of my books and likes to discuss them at length. I think that’s all that needs to be said on this point.

5. I had to delete one of my things for fear of public crucifixion. Seriously. I made an admission (that I then had to delete) that many people would consider to be a crime against humanity—even though it had to do with having never read a book about vampires.

It's her wedding day and there is no groom in sight. But why should Amelia Brice be surprised? Hiram, Lord Friar is known for having no gentleman's honor to speak of and his jilting her on their wedding day makes it official.

Elijah Banks cannot allow his childhood friend to continue to be shamed this way. It's been almost an hour past the time when the wedding was to start, and that bounder still hasn't shown up. Unable to sit still a second longer, Elijah does the only thing that seems logical from where he stands: kidnap the bride and marry her himself in order to escape this scandal with one far more forgiving for a young lady's reputation.

The only trouble is, she has a secret...but so does he; hers is big...but his is bigger.

Enjoy an excerpt:

He pushed open the window as far as it would go and motioned for her to come over. “All right, I'll climb out first and then help pull you through.”

She cast him a tentative glance. “Is that really necessary?”

He stared at her as if she'd just asked the stupidest question ever. “Do you know another way to get out of here without being seen?”

“No.” But that still didn't mean she wanted to climb out a window.

“Don't worry, Amelia. I'll be right there to help you.”

“Wonderful,” she muttered as he threw his left leg over the window sill, then his right.

He jumped down and took a step back. “All right, Amelia, let's see those superb leaping skills you used to boast about having.”

Had she a heavy object at her disposal—and not been in the middle of escaping what was sure to be the scandal of the season—she'd have brained him right then and there. With as much grace as her heavy satin gown would allow, she made her way to the window, pulled her skirt up as far as she could, and then threw one stocking-clad leg over the windowsill.

And that's as far as she got.

Between the heavy skirts and the voluminous petticoats underneath them, she couldn't move.

“Elijah, help me. I think my skirt is stuck.”

He grinned at her.

“Elijah, why are you just standing there?”

“Just admiring the view,” he said with a wink.

“Elijah!” She gave her dress a hearty yank, but it would seem her iron hoop stays were too wide to go through the window. “You can gawk all you want later. Just help me out.”

“Promises, promises,” he muttered, coming up to her.


USA Today Bestselling Author of ten unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after. When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being haunted by wild animals, or sitting on the swing in the backyard where she has to use her arms as shields to deflect projectiles AKA: balls, water balloons, sticks, pinecones, and anything else one of them picks up to hurl at his brother who just happens to be hiding behind her.

Website: http://www.rosegordon.net

Blog: http://rosesromanceramblings.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rose-Gordon-historical-romance-author/178033968907233

Buy Links:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B76T2AA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00B76T2AA&linkCode=as2&tag=rosgor-20

Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/his-jilted-bride-rose-gordon/1045737141?ean=2940015960952

All Romance Ebooks:

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-hisjiltedbridehistoricalregencyromance-1049845-160.html

Kobo Books:

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/His-Jilted-Bride-Historical-Regency/book-4e3CQXYskUqxpSBoAt4v1w/page1.html?s=5W9lFLlSYUqjfqXiaVEwMw&r=2

37 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your list of 5. I'm not a hugger either, with grown-ups, but I work with children aged 3 & 4 and hugging little ones is practically mandatory.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. I think it's different hugging kids than adults. I can hug kids, too, but adults--not comfortably.

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  2. Sounds like a really fun book. I love hugging. Sorry, but I really do enjoy hugging people I love.

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    1. See, we're all different and enjoy and don't enjoy different things. I'm thankful for that, otherwise what a boring world this would be!

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  3. Your answers are a hoot! I love that you consider yourself an adult entertainer. And is so very true, but the innuendo is fun! I can imagine the looks on the faces of those women who ask!

    As for never reading a book about vampires, I suggest you get your feet wet by reading 'After Midnight' and 'The Vampire Who Loved Me' by Teresa Medeiros. Love her stuff.

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    1. Oh the looks on other people's face is the BEST part.

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  4. Hahah! Fun answers! I can't believe the adult entertainer thing! That's so crazy! :P But I may have to steal it, if only to freak out my fellow upstanding church ladies!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  5. You have a great sense of humor, I love it. That's so funny you tell people you're an adult entertainer.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Thanks for sharing! What an amazing sounding book! I wanna know more!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  7. The adult entertainer line is great!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. #3's funny

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  9. Congratulations on the publication of His Jilted Bride!
    Beautiful cover. Great post, especially the part about being an adult entertainer. Thanks for sharing.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for reading and enjoy, BookLady. RE the cover, a friend of mine made it. She did a GREAT job, didn't she?

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  10. I thought I was the only one who didn't like hugging. I'll hug my parents, husband and kids but I like it to stop there. Even if I'm friends with the person, I'm just not comfortable with it. And I think I can guess what you wrote in #5 and deleted. If so, I was a hold out for a long time on those as well and ended up loving them.

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    1. No you're not the only one who doesn't like hugging. I don't and I've found several others don't, either. I will say, however, my husband thinks it's just strange. LOL

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  11. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Loved your five truths!! Would so love to meet you...know we would have a few good laughs!! Absolutely love all your books, Rose. Keep up the good work!

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    1. No, I don't think you would like to meet me. I'm extremely boring. Believe me. I just am.

      I'm glad you like my books, however. That made my day!

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  13. What a great post! That was fun :)

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  14. I enjoyed reading the above!

    I can kinda relate to your dislike of hugging. I too feel uncomfortable if the person hugging me is someone I don't know very well. Some people are just overly "touchy-feely" (in my opinion) LOL, but I don't show my dislike because I don't want to offend those individuals or make them feel bad.

    -Alanna
    xox.alanna@hotmail.com

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    1. This sounds funny but I'm able to distance myself or put up a front.

      Really, it's only hugs from people I see a lot that make me uncomfortable. Hugs from distant friends or even a quick hug from that reader that I'll run into every once in a while is fine. But it's the way that people cling onto my and make me feel suffocated that make me panic. LOL

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  15. This is a great list! haha I think we can all relate to the fourth one in some way or another. Thanks for sharing! :)

    - Daxsain Siva
    daxsain@hotmail.com

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  16. LOL I would have loved to be in your husbands Chemistry class to hear that conversation. And I too don't like to hug. Although giving hugs to my nieces and nephews are great but to other adults, nope. I have to force myself to not make it awkward. One of my great friends love hugging and holding hands and be close and she told me once that she'll reform me. LOL sadly we don't see each other as much as we used too or would like for that to happen anytime soon.

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    1. No reformation for me, either!!!

      I don't have too many friends my age who want to hold hands. The only hand holding I do these days is with my husband or sons.

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  17. Thanks for sharing Rose! funny just today we were talking about adult entertainers at work! LOL

    Daniela

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    1. Well, now you can go back to work and tell everyone that you got a package in the mail once (or twice) from an adult entertainer!

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  18. It is so great getting to learn about you. I loved that what you said your profession is. *Giggles*
    This book sounds great and I look forward to reading it.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    JJs2468@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Jessica!

      I'm glad you enjoy the interview.

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  19. Thank you SO much It's Raining Books for having me on to do the interview. I had a wonderful time.

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