Monday, April 27, 2015

Of Love and Vengeance Blog Tour! (+$15 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Of Love and Vengeance
Author:  Louise Lyndon
Series: N/A
Pages: 322
Date Published: November 18th 2014
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Format: Paperback
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Forced to marry Lord Aymon to ensure her young nephew’s survival, English Lady Laila vows undying hatred for the Norman she holds responsible for the deaths of so many innocents. Discovering Aymon has committed an act of treason gives her the chance to seek vengeance he deserves. But can Laila let Aymon die at the hands of the king once she learns the truth?
A hardened Norman warrior, Lord Aymon has lived through atrocities no man ever should. With the invasion of England over, all he wants is a quiet life and a wife who will give him heirs and obey his every command. Instead, he finds himself wed to feisty and outspoken Laila. But when she learns the truth of his treasonous act, can Aymon count on her to keep his secret?
~Guest Post!~
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me...
  1. I used to be a bed wetter until about the age of eight. Yep – there it is! It’s out there.
  2. I went to speech therapy for many years when I was younger as I didn’t start speaking until I was about four. Those who know me will find that hard to believe. I never shut up! Hey, gotta make up for lost time.
  3. I did not freak out when I turned forty. I always thought I would. Then again, I didn’t freak out when I turned thirty (a number of my friends did). But, to be fair, birthday number thirty-three had me curled on my side, with my thumb in my mouth, crooning – why? Why must I get older?
  4. I donate blood on a regular basis.
  5. Louise Lyndon is a pen name. Louise is my middle name and Lyndon is my father’s Christian name. He died when I was four so I thought using his name would be a nice tribute to him.
  6. I have never read Lord of the Rings.
  7. At one point I considered joining the army. I even had an appointment with the army recruitment centre. But, I chickened out at the last minute. I’m not someone that can take orders too well!
  8. I swear way too much.
  9. My favorite brand of popcorn is “Cobs”. I love their “Lightly Salted, Slightly Sweet” flavor. If I could, I’d eat it 24/7.
  10. I’m not much of an alcohol drinker. Although, I wouldn’t turn down a rekorderlig cider (any flavor).
~Try an Excerpt!~
Aymon caught a flicker of movement from a window on the second story. “I think we’re about to meet the welcome party.” An arrow zoomed toward him and landed on the pommel of his saddle. A half an inch closer and he would no longer be able to sire children. As if in demonstration of his ability with the bow and arrow, the shooter fired again. This time directed toward Hugh. The second arrow too came within a half an inch of his friend’s manhood.

“You missed!” Aymon called toward the shooter.  He questioned his stupidity for mocking someone with such a good aim.

“You want me to show you how good an aim I really am?” a woman’s voice echoed out across the yard.

“Bloody hell,” Hugh half cursed, half laughed. “Where does a woman learn to shoot like that?”

Aymon was shocked and admittedly a little impressed a woman had such remarkable shooting skills. He could use such a sharp shooter on his side in battle. After all, it was better to have someone so skilled firing for you than at you.

Aymon raised his black leather gloved hand in surrender. “No. I’m firmly attached to my balls, thank you very much.”

“Who are you?” the shooter demanded. “And what do you want? There is nothing of value here for you to steal. Be on your way, man, and leave me in peace.”

“Some would say a female is of value,” Aymon drawled sardonically.

A second arrow lodged firmly on the pommel between his legs.

“I do not give third chances. I’ll give you to the count of three to leave. Or else you will find an arrow straight through your heart.”

Aymon’s warhorse whinnied, and he fought to control the beast whose temperament was as black as his coat. “Put down your weapon!”


“We mean you no harm!”


“I am Lord Aymon, and this is Lord Hugh. I’ve come to claim what is rightfully mine.”


The two men looked at one another unsure what to do. “Should we storm the building and lay claim to what is yours?”

Aymon shook his head. He dismounted but never took his eyes from the door to the manor.

“She will soon make her appearance.”

Hugh, too, dismounted. “How can you be so sure?”

Aymon looked at his friend. “We do not have arrows through our hearts.”
~Meet Louise!~ 
Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne.

She has been writing the moment she picked up a copy of Diana Gabaldon's first Outlander novel twenty something years ago. She thought to herself, 'this is what I want to do' - not travel back in time, but become a novelist! She has always had snippets of dialogue and scenes floating around in her head with characters screaming at her to bring them to life.

In 2013, Louise won first prize in the Crested Butte Sandy Writing contest – Historical category for her story, The Promise, which is now called, Of Love and Vengeance.

When not writing, she can be found covered in mud, crawling under barbed wire and hoisting herself over twelve foot walls - under the guise of competing in Spartan races all over Australia. Come visit Louise on her blog and website!

Louise will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.


  1. Thank you so much for hosting me!

  2. I enjoyed reading the Ten Things.

  3. What a really great excerpt. I also really loved your comments.

  4. I love reading about the author's so the 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me... was right up my ally. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Great author spot. Love this excerpt too!