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Monday, May 12, 2014

Spotlight on Rose Gordon!

I am beyond thrilled to welcome the witty and outrageously talented, USA Today Bestselling Author, Rose Gordon to Lady Scribes! Author of award winning Regency Romance novels, Rose, will be sharing a look at her latest release, "Desires of a Baron" and a free copy to one lucky, commenter! ***winner will be posted tomorrow, May 14th, in the comments section!

And without further ado...

The Cover

The Blurb

Giles Goddard, Lord Norcourt is odd. Born with his life's cord wrapped around his neck and sent away to Ireland to be raised in an orphanage run by nuns, he's known nothing but the cold sting of being misunderstood and altogether unwanted. But that's all about to change... 

Lucy Whitaker is a fallen woman who has done her best to build a life for her and her son. But when her son finds a battered gentleman left on the side of the road, her entire world is about to come crashing down as she once again finds herself caught between two brothers: an heir and a spare. 

Will Lucy's dislike for nobility forever keep her from eternal happiness or can Giles convince her to follow her heart and take a chance on loving a baron?

Now the Excerpt!!!
A little background on this. Lucy, our heroine is a fallen woman with a pre-teen son (Seth) who is in desperate need of a male in his life as he still likes being a carefree boy, but…he's getting older. Giles, our hero was a blue baby who's had a difficult life and is awkward to say the least--not to mention he's somehow managed to fall in love with his brother's love interest...

The carriage lurched forward and Giles struck a match. He lit the sconce then blew out the match, a companionable silence engulfing them all. 
In the low light, she saw a flash of silver in Seth’s hand. She strained to see. “Seth, is that a flask?” 
“Yes, ma’am.”
“And why do you have it?”
“It’s for drinking.”
“Yes, I know that.” She fought to keep her voice even. “But 

why do you have one?” “To drink from.” 
Lucy ground her teeth, irritation swelling in her chest. Letting him shave his nonexistent beard was one thing, allowing him to drink whiskey was quite another. “Did you drink from that?” 
“The whole thing,” he said proudly. 
On the verge of hysteria, she looked at Giles. “You let him drink that whole thing.” 
He nodded slowly then leaned close to her. “Don’t tell him, but I filled it with lemonade.” 
His words took all the anger right from her being, the air from her lungs, and the resistance of him from her marrow and with nothing holding her back she did the one thing she’d never thought she’d do: she kissed him.

Giles went rigid. In every way possible. Lucy was kissing him. It wasn’t one of those long, lippy kisses he’d witnessed while walking down a back alley in Paris. In fact, it wasn’t even on his lips, but rather on his cheek. His cheek that now burned as if she’d touched it with a branding iron. 
Her hand found his and she gave him a gentle squeeze. “Thank you.” 
He didn’t know what she was thanking him for, but whatever it was, he’d have to do it again if it made her react this way. 
The carriage bounced, jarring him from his trance. “Can I come inside?” 
Lucy’s hand stiffened briefly in his, then relaxed. “You wish to talk to me?” 
“Yes, please.” He squeezed her hand, a memory of the night he’d walked in on her being attacked flashed in his mind. “Only to talk. Don’t be afraid of me.” 
“I’m not.” 

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Author of more than a dozen 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 hunted 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.


  1. the Fort Gibson series is under my belt-- now I have a new series to look forward too by one of my favorite authors! The excerpt- makes is sound---delicious!

  2. I can't wait to get started on this series! I have to do some updating to my Goodreads list now. And I love the part about dodging flying objects! I know that feeling all to well. I have four at home (6 year old daughter, 11 and 12 year old sons and 14 year old daughter with downs but she is more on a 5 year old level). Needless to say, we stay busy. That's why I read. It's my "cheap" vacation time. ;)

  3. This book sounds as good as the last!

  4. Very intriguing! Sounds like a good one!

  5. Very nice excerpt

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  6. Great excerpt, Rose! I'm putting this on my Wish List. Love the cover too. It's just gorgeous!!

  7. That sounds awesome! Misunderstood heroes are some of my favorites.

  8. Congrats Rose!!! I can't wait to read it!

  9. What a lovely excerpt! And I already like Giles enormously. Sounds like another great series for me to start reading!

  10. This is a very interesting book. He was a blue baby and I just saw a article about a family that was born blue. Will pick this up

  11. Yay so excited to read this excited to see some more of Lucy and Giles story.

  12. Thank you all for coming by and commenting. I tried yesterday and it wouldn't take!

    The winner is….

    Louisa Carnell!

    Louisa, if you'll email me with your email address and which eReader you use, I'll send your book.

    Again, thank you all!

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