Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lady Overton's Perilous Journey (+$15 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Lady Overton's Perilous Journey
Author: Vikki Vaught
Series: Honorable Rogue #1
Pages: 274
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Secret Cravings 
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Synopsis:
When her son’s life is threatened, Lady Overton seeks a vessel bound for America. Before the ship even reaches the high seas, sparks fly between her and Captain Alex Hawks. Although the young widow may be lonely and afraid, she cannot risk the diversion a romantic entanglement could bring, no matter how much she wants to lose herself in the captain’s embrace.

The Captain vows to protect the little marquess, but can offer no assurance that the marchioness will leave his ship with her virtue intact. Alex is drawn to Anissa’s beauty and courage. How long can he fight a losing battle before he surrenders and makes her his own?

Will Alex be able to keep this remarkable woman and her child safe? Will his passion for Anissa be enough or will their differences keep them apart?

~Try an Excerpt!~
Anissa went over to Lord Howard’s desk, and rummaged through the drawers, looking for the money pouch he kept hidden there. As she felt around the bottom drawer, her fingers closed around the purse. Pulling it out, she dropped it on the desk, then reached inside and pulled out a wad of bank notes.

Anissa counted the money and found well over two hundred pounds, plus dozens of guineas. She slipped the notes and coins back into the pouch, and then slipped it into the pocket of her gown. Looking back at Lord Howard, she tiptoed across the room. She opened the library door and peeked out to the darkened hall, making sure the coast was clear.

The servants should be in bed, although she was not sure where Bernard had gone. She prayed he had retired to his room. The last thing she needed was to run into the boy. His father had him under his thumb, scared to death of going against him in any way. After all, the lad was barely seventeen. She truly could not blame him.

As silent as a crouching cat ready to spring on an unsuspecting mouse, Anissa climbed the stairs to her bedchamber as the hall clock’s soft chime of the eleven o’clock hour followed her. After reaching her room, she sagged against the door, her fear-soaked clothing clinging to her clammy skin.

Anissa rushed over to the wardrobe and pulled out her valise, then stuffed several black gowns, undergarments, and her nightclothes into it. She unearthed the breeches she wore when riding by herself. Thank God she had kept them all these years. After donning the boy’s clothing, she grabbed her black cloak to hide her masculine attire.

She went over to her dressing table and dumped the contents of her jewelry box into her valise. Her emerald necklace, a gift from her late husband, landed on top. Tears gathered in her eyes as she remembered Kendall fastening it around her neck for the first time, and something squeezed her heart like a vise.

Gathering her wits and dismissing the distracting thoughts, she could not give into her emotions now, not when the life of her son was held in the balance. She opened up the hidden compartment in the bottom of her jewelry box and pulled out some letters tied together with a pink satin ribbon. These letters were more precious than gold. Kendall had written them to her whenever they had been apart. Some might think her silly to save them. However, she gained comfort from reading them late at night when she missed him most.

Oh, why did Kendall have to die?


Anissa forced these thoughts away. She could not afford to think of these things now. She needed to get to her son. She had to protect Harry and get him safely away. After she added the letters to the valise, she took one last look at the room she had lived in for seven years.
~Meet Vikki!~ 
Vikki Vaught started her writing career when a story invaded her mind and would not leave.

Over the last few years, she has written more than a half dozen historical romances and is presently working on her next. Her new release, Lady Overton’s Perilous Journey, is the first book in her Honorable Rogue series.

Vikki loves a "Happily Ever After", and she writes them in her stories. While romance is the central theme of all her books, she includes some significant historical event or place in all her novels.

While all her books are love stories, she has also written short contemporary sweet romances as Vikki McCombie and erotic romances using the pen name of V.L. Edwards.

For the last decade, Vikki has lived in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with her beloved husband, Jim, who is the most tolerant man in the world to put up with her when she is in a writing frenzy. When she is not writing or working her day job, you’ll find her curled up in a comfortable chair reading her Kindle, lost in a good book with a cup of tea at her side.

Vikki Vaught will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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25 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such a fun and interesting read. Also, I like the book cover! Very intriguing!

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    1. I absolutely love my cover Dawne Dominique is a fantastic cover artist, and I will be using her for the other covers in the series. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

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    1. I'm enjoying my tour, and I'm so glad I decided to use GF. My tour is going great!

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  4. I enjoyed the excerpt a d am looking forward to reading more. Thank you!

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    1. Great! I truly loved writing Lady O, especially the historical research I did!

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  5. How many pillows do you sleep with?

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  6. I love the cover, wow ! I love to read about the historical research authors have done for their books.

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  7. With this one, I had originally set it in 1809, then on further research decided it was too close to the War of 1812, so moved it back to 1802, the only year that France and Britain were not at war over more than twenty years. I also enjoyed delving into American history as well. I found out that since Jefferson was a widower, Dolly Madison acted as his hostess.

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  8. Thanks for the excerpt :) What do you like most about writing?

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    1. Getting lost in a story to the point that I lose all t rack of time.

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Great. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  11. I'm looking forward to reading this one - thanks for sharing!

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  12. "... Vikki loves a "Happily Ever After", and she writes them in her stories." I think the world needs more HEAs! Thanks for sharing!

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