I’m a historical mood today. That means to beat the heat (even though these authors actually bring the heat), I’m giving away more bookish goodness.
First up is Meredith Duran’s delicious BOUND BY YOUR TOUCH.
Meredith Duran writes with power, lyricism and elegance that never overshadows the strength of her characters. She is a luminary talent who will rise to take her place among such historical romance greats as Laura Kinsale and Loretta Chase.
In BOUND BY YOUR TOUCH, she succeeds on every level. Her hero is charming, but broken. Her heroine is brilliant, but wounded.
This story will take your breath away. Even if you have all but stopped reading historical romances (as I had), give this one a chance. I’ll wager not only will you find yourself unable to put it down, you will also be haunted by its loveliness.
I still find myself thinking about Lydia and Sanburne, weeks after reading it. Though I have other books in my TBR and a lot of work to do, I am tempted to re-read and I almost never do that when there are so many wonderful new books being released. I am awed by Ms. Duran’s facility with language. This is a book that raises the bar in every possible aspect, including symbolism, symmetry, plot, and character development. It is a marvel. Once you’ve read Meredith Duran, you will not be satisfied with less.
BOUND BY YOUR TOUCH is a must-read.
Next up is SCANDAL by Carolyn Jewel.
I read this book recently, and oh my gosh, I was totally blown away. Such delicacy, such heat. She weaves past and present as only the most gifted author can do. Any writer can create a rake who is actively reformed by the feisty heroine. But that’s not what this book is about.
It’s courage, and suffering, and forbidden longing. God, it’s so delicious that it makes my toes curl. Ms. Jewel’s writing is simply masterful. I can’t tell you a lot more about it without ruining the story for you, so I think you should just read it.
Now then, you have to decided which one you’re going to try to win.
To win BOUND BY YOUR TOUCH, answer this: how would you handle it if you discovered your father (or other close male relations) was doing something illegal?
To win SCANDAL, answer this: what would you do if you met the man of your dreams when you were both married to someone else? (Assume the marriages are not healthy & happy.)
If you want to try to win either of these amazing books, you can answer both questions, but NOT in consecutive comments. That means not back to back and not in the same comment.
Winners will be posted on Friday.