Friday, June 8, 2012

Rock*it Reads: Guest Post with Lila DiPasqua + Giveaway

Lila DiPasqua takes a fairy tale and gives is an erotic twist that will have you blushing and falling in love with the story, the heroine and the hero. This is not your child's fairy tale, it's a Fiery Tale. Lila's first book under the RiR logo is UNDONE, a new retelling of Rapunzel. What happens when she leaves the tower? You don't want to miss this! Lila is a repeat offender (here and here) when it comes to hanging out at the blog but we're always glad she has time to stop by.


Meet Lila:
Multi-published author of Wicked & Witty Historical Romance for Penguin/Berkley and self-published works. Best known for her critically acclaimed Fiery Tales series. Her books have been featured on Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.

Connect with Lila: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog

I’m a proud member of Rock*it Reads! It’s exciting to be a part of this dynamic group, to be part of something that’s so different and new. The landscape of publishing is changing. Evolving. And for me, it’s important to evolve and change with it.

UNDONE is my first RiR/self-published book. And I’m thrilled by the results. Many more readers have discovered the Fiery Tales series, simply because of this steamy, romantic, heart-wrenching retelling of Rapunzel –UNDONE!

I’ve enjoyed my experience in self-publishing immensely. Though I love having books published with a wonderful house like Penguin, it’s been equally gratifying to do something completely on my own. Every aspect of UNDONE has been in my control. Every small detail has been my decision.

And the reviews from readers have been overwhelmingly wonderful. This is my most emotional historical romance to date. Expect a tale that’s deeply moving . . . with my signature scorching hot love scenes, of course. ;)

Dare to step into my Fiery Tales world?

Simon approached her slowly, his brow slightly furrowed.

Unable to stop herself, Angelica took in his male beauty. He, not the books, now dominated the room. How was it possible that he looked even better than before?

A few wayward strands of his dark hair played against his lashes, but it was his mouth that captured her attention.

Such an appealing mouth…

She looked away, horrified by the workings of her mind. It had to be her headache that was distorting her thinking.

He stopped before her, towering over her.

The bookshelves against her back kept her fixed in place. She was keenly aware of the limited space between their bodies, his proximity causing her body to warm.

“I asked you a question.” His voice was quiet but firm.

Gazing up at him, she tried to clear her head by taking in a deep breath, but it only served to draw in his wonderful scent. She
couldn’t quite describe it, but it was tantalizing in the extreme.

What was the matter with her? She shouldn’t be reacting to him this way. She’d chosen a cloistered existence, or rather, it had chosen her. Nonetheless, she’d accepted her future long ago.

“You should not be wandering about alone.” He spoke softly, his voice deep and rich in her ears. It reverberated through her belly with wicked appeal. Lightly, he stroked his knuckles along her bruised cheek. “You should be in bed. You are still injured.”

She closed her eyes briefly. Get hold of yourself. This was the second time he’d touched her. Instead of drawing back, as she would have expected, she found herself wanting to draw near. It was a stunning reaction. As stunning as the tiny tingles that sped up her spine at his caress.

Excerpt from Undone ©2012 by Lila DiPasqua. 


"Lushly erotic, and deeply romantic. If you love historical romance, this is an author to

watch!" - Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author

"Evocative, erotic and wickedly passionate . . . [A] sensual treat." -- Sylvia Day, New York
Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Sure to delight!" -- Jennifer Ashley, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"Hot enough to warm the coldest winter night." -- Publishers Weekly

Inspired by the tale of Rapunzel, Lila DiPasqua offers a new steamy, emotionally charged historical romance in the acclaimed Fiery Tales Series . . . Rescuing this beauty from the 'tower' is only the beginning . . .

Maintaining her ruse as a commoner, and trusting no one has kept Angelica safe. But a chance encounter with a handsome stranger lands her right where danger lies. Now, this sinfully handsome man with arresting blue eyes and a polished manner thinks he's saved her life, when in fact he's placed her in great peril. She's intent on keeping him and everyone else at arm's length. Yet, the smoldering attraction between them is difficult to deny. And impossible to ignore . . .

As commander of a number of privateer ships, Simon Boulenger dresses and speaks like an aristocrat, and has obtained wealth. But he is still not a noble. Or an officer in the King's Navy. His lifelong dream to elevate himself from his station of birth and attain a respectable place in society is dead. Worse, he's ensnared in a deadly scheme, and must get out. But how is he to stay focused on his dangerous mission when the mysterious beauty has him utterly intrigued? He can't afford the distraction any more than he can resist the carnal hunger she stirs. Simon soon discovers that she's not only a passionate soul mate, but a woman born into privilege. A woman he can never have. But they're in too deep. Their hearts are at risk . . . as well as their lives.
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Lila is giving away two(2) copies of UNDONE to two(2) lucky readers. Either ebook or paperback. Winner's choice. The best part? It's international. Yay! Here's how to get your hands on this sexy book:
  • Leave a comment for Lila answering this question: Name the last book or movie that moved you deeply.
  • Fill out the rafflecopter form below. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.  

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A huge thank you to Lila for sharing her latest release as well as the giveaway copies of Undone.

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