Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss: Valerie Bowman + Giveaway (ebook)


Welcome to day three of our Sealed with A Kiss event. It's Valerie Bowman's first time on the blog and we're so glad she's celebrating with us!

WELCOME TO THE BLOG VALERIE!!!

Meet Valerie:
Valerie Bowman writes Racy Regency Romps with a focus on sharp dialogue, engaging storylines, and heroines who take matters into their own hands! Publishers Weekly calls Secrets of a Wedding Night, an “enchanting, engaging debut that will have readers seeking future installments” and Romantic Times Book Reviews says, “This fast-paced, charming debut, sparkling with witty dialogue and engaging characters, marks Bowman for stardom.” Booklist gave it a starred review!

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Dear Reader,
I hope you all enjoy a wonderful February and a Happy Valentine's Day! I'm so excited to share the following letters with you. These letters are between Miss Amelia Templeton and Mr. Thaddeus Hammond. Amy and Thad are the heroine and hero of A Secret Proposal, an e-novella which came out in January from St. Martin’s Press. It's story 1.5 of my Secret Brides series and its about the young lady who cried off from the Marquis of Colton in my debut novel, SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT. This story takes place after the conclusion of SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT but before the beginning of SECRETS OF A RUNAWAY BRIDE (book 2 in the series, which will be released on 3/26). These letters were written before the start of A SECRET PROPOSAL while Amy and Thad were merely pen pals and friends, kept apart by the virulent hatred of Amelia’s mother. The last time Amelia saw Thad was the fateful morning that her brother, Paul, died in Thad’s company. It was soon after these letters were written that Amelia received a copy of that oh-so-scandalous pamphlet, Secrets of a Wedding Night, and the rest, as they say, is history...



Letter from Amelia to Thaddeus (written April 1816, unsent)

I may be betrothed to the Marquis of Colton, but I see no reason why that should in any way affect our correspondence. Who shall you write to when you want to remember Paul? Who shall you ask about the new wallpaper in the boxing saloon? Who shall you tease unmercifully about the Season and all of its fripperies? Please, please reconsider, Thaddeus. I don’t know what I’d do without your weekly letters. You’re the only connection to Paul I have and I (blurred out because of tears) want desperately to hear from you. The marquis will not mind our correspondence, I am sure of it. He seems like a very reasonable man. I’ve only met him upon a few occasions. I expect he shall be kind to me, but he’s not the friend you have been, Thaddeus. He’ll never be like you.


From Amelia to Thaddeus (written April 1816 and sent after reconsidering and burning the letter above)

I understand. Perhaps it is for the best if we do not continue our correspondence. Thank you for the well wishes. I hope that someday, you too, will find a nice young lady and settle down. I wish you the best, Thaddeus. Paul would want you to be happy. I know that in my heart.

Your dear friend,




Genre: Historical
Length: 106 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's (January 1, 2013)

After reading a scandalous pamphlet entitled SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT, Miss Amelia Templeton cried off from her engagement. But her mother is set on seeing her daughter land a peer before the end of the Season. Amelia will do her duty. This time she has a list of the oldest, and most titled men in the ton who are looking for a wife. She’ll marry one of them. But first she needs to get over her fear of a wedding night.She enlists the help of Mr. Thaddeus Hammond, a mere mister who is riddled with scandal, but worse, he’s her dead brother’s closest friend. Thad has never told the story of what happened the night Amelia’s brother died, but he did make her a promise. She issues him a scandalous proposal: spend the night with her to show her the real secrets of a wedding night.
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Oh goodness! Two letters? Guess Amelia had to think that one over. Valerie is offering an e-copy of A Secret Proposal to one(1) lucky reader. Open to US/CA. Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment about your favorite romance couple or couples --we know it's hard to decide sometimes.
  • Fill out the rafflecopter form below. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.

Head over to Dani's blog for Amelia's letter to Thaddeus.

Don't forget to enter for the grand prize! A giant box of books or $25 worth of books from The Book Depository.

Thanks to Valerie for celebrating with us!

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