Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Chasing the Other Tisdale Blog Tour! (+$10 Amazon GC)

Title: Chasing the Other Tisdale
Author: Jessica Jefferson
Series: Regency Blooms #3
Pages: 222
Date Published: February 25th 2015
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Format: Kindle 
Genre: Romance 
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
She’s the other sister . . .

Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family's name.

He’s a rake in need of reforming . . .

Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle dedicated to pleasure and self-indulgence.

When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another.

Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London's bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?

~Guest Post!~
The Perks of Writing about Wallflowers … by Jessica Jefferson 

I’m a total dork, have been for most of my life. Sure there may have been a couple years there where I might have been cool, but judging by my Facebook feed, those days are long gone. I celebrate my dorkiness and consider myself a pretty confident person, reveling in the more unique aspects of my personality.

But despite this confidence, I still have some insecurities. Then again, don’t we all?

In historical romance, the heroine as wallflower is one of the most beloved storylines. The wallflower sits on the sidelines, observing from afar. She goes unnoticed, blending in with the background instead of standing out.

But anyone who has ever read a romance knows that after chapter one, all that changes. You get to know the wallflower and find out that she’s so much more than what the author would have you believe. And the wallflower always comes out of her shell by the last page.

In Chasing Miss Tisdale, I reintroduce Lillian as the consummate wallflower. She’s riddled by low self-esteem, but as the book progresses, she comes into her own. Lilly learns to love herself, and get over those insecurities that held her back from recognizing her own potential.

And that’s what makes the wallflower storyline so popular. We all want to think that we can somehow escape from out from under our own insecurities. We want to know that we won’t sit on the sidelines forever and that one day we too can get out there and enjoy the ball. That’s one of the perks of writing about wallflowers. I get to overcome my own issues through my characters and I always get my happily ever after.
~Try an Excerpt!~
When Lillian Tisdale dreamt of that magical moment when she would fall in love, she never imagined that it would be so sudden, so complete, or so…

Literal.


Lilly, as she was more commonly known, sat cradled in between a large branch and the massive trunk of the hundred year old willow tree near the pond at Brightly, her family’s ancestral estate. She set her sketch book and charcoal pencil down on the branch and took a moment to appreciate the scenery before her. Brightly was noted for its lush gardens and rolling green hills, and she found it impossible to imagine any other property in England being as lovely.

This was her favorite tree, had been for years, and one of the only places she could disappear to when she felt the need for a respite from her three sisters and older brother. She relished the quiet of her hiding place, the silence disturbed only by the soft wind skimming the pond, the rustling of the leaves in the oak groves, and the occasional coo of a nesting bird.

“You naughty minx!”

Lilly startled, the unexpected sound of a man’s voice coming from out of nowhere. She steadied herself against the branch in front of her, knocking her sketchbook onto the ground in the process. She sighed, doubting the book would survive the fall intact. She’d spent the last of her pin money on that sketchbook and wouldn’t be able to afford a new one for at least a month. Her parents, for all their wealth, were sticklers when it came to their children’s allowances.

“You’re a wicked, wicked man, Mr. Colton!”


This time, the voice was distinctly female and the name she mentioned sounded familiar...
~Meet Jessica!~ 
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it—almost Chicago.  She is heavily inspired by classic sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy.  She invites you to visit her at jessicajefferson.com and read more of her random romance musings.
Jessica will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

12 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun book. Loved the excerpt.

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  2. This sounds like such a fun story.

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  3. Thanks so much! It was a fun book to write.

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  4. I like wallflowers....I think of them as 'late bloomers'!

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  5. I enjoyed the author post. I was a total dork/geek/nerd too. Still pretty much am. :-)

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  6. A very romantically sexy cover!

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  7. Having been a wallflower during my formative years (like many readers, I imagine), I prefer to think of the title of this as "The Perks about ... Wallflowers" instead, LOL! As an adult, I have grown to appreciate wallflowers more and more. Thanks!

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  8. my favorite part of the post is the excerpt :)

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