Monday, June 23, 2014

Blog Tour Interview: Invitation to Passion by Bronwen Evans + #Giveaway

Bronwen Evans is releasing the third book in her Invitation To series in July and today she stops by with a fun interview and a giveaway of some super cute earring.

Meet Bronwen:
USA Today Bestselling Author Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes.

Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2012, and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. Her first self-published novella, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, was a FINALIST in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 201,2 and a finalist in the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2013. Her first contemporary released December 2012, The Reluctant Wife, won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Category 2013.

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Jamie and Kati: Hi Bronwen! Welcome back to Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance.
Bronwen Evans: Hi ladies and readers, I’m happy to be here today. It takes my mind off the wet, cold weather outside. It’s winter in New Zealand

J&K: Share something about you that would surprise readers.
BE: I’m Ambidextrous. I can write or use my mouse in either hand. My mother is left-handed, my dad is right-handed, and apparently I took ages to decide which hand to use. My mother pushed me towards the right by handing everything to my right hand side. My youngest sister is left-handed and my twin sister is right handed.

J&K: What is INVITATION TO PASSION about? [no copying blurb :)
BE: It’s about two people (best friends, Madeline and Richard) who think they know about love. Madeline thinks she’s in love with Richard, whereas Richard thinks he’s in love with Sarah. When they are forced to marry, their journey as man and wife shows them that they had no idea what real love was. Add in an enemy from the past that is out to destroy Maddy, and it’s a suspenseful and rocky road to their happy ever after.

J&K: Can you tell us a little bit about the Invitation To series for readers who may not have read them yet?
BE: The series is based around twins, Anthony and Richard Craven, whose late father was a slaver. Anthony, the Earl of Wickham’s story, Invitation to Ruin, was my debut novel, the first book I ever wrote. It was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Best First Historical Nominee and won the RomCon Readers Crown. I followed that up with Anthony’s best friend Rufus Knight, Viscount Strathmore’s book, Invitation to Scandal. However, that book ended on a cliffhanger. One of the villain’s from Rufus’s book escapes and he comes to haunt Richard and Madeline in book #3, Invitation to Passion. Everyone has been waiting for Richard’s story (no pressure on me!), Invitation to Passion.

J&K: You live in New Zealand. What’s one thing that someone ABSOLUTELY must do if they ever visit?
BE: Gosh that’s a difficult question. Are they visiting in winter or summer, remember, it’s the opposite season to North America, or if your younger or older.
  • Summer and Young – Queenstown Jet-boating on the river with bungee jumping to follow. Action adventure
  • Summer and Older – Walking the Queen Charlotte Walkway (4 day bush walk in the Marlborough sounds by the sea)
  • Winter and Young - Christchurch Skiing at Mount Hutt
  • Winter and Older – Hawkes Bay Vineyards Wining and Dining
J&K: Ask the readers a question.
BE: Who is your best friend (of the opposite sex)? How would you feel if you had to marry that person? Would it be a match made in heaven or a screaming disaster?

Quick Fire:

Alpha or Beta? ALPHA
Historical or Contemporary? HISTORICAL
Werewolves or Vampires? VAMPIRES
Coffee or Tea? TEA
Paperback or Ebook? EBOOK (eyesight)
Cake or Pie? CAKE
Drink of choice? PIMMS AND GINGERALE
Guilty pleasure? BONNIE’S CUPCAKES 
Writing or Reading? WRITING and reading

J&K: Thanks Bronwen!


Consummate rake, Lord Richard Craven, has his heartbroken when the woman he loves is forced into an arranged marriage to a violent brute. To make matters worse, circumstances force him to marry Lady Madeline Knight—a woman he views more like a sister-only for fate to play the cruellest of tricks. Shortly after his wedding his former lover is widowed, and Richard learns she could be pregnant with his child.

Madeline Knight thought she was doing the right thing when she saved Richard Craven from his lover's irate husband. Now her silly schoolgirl crush has left her married to a man who's in love with another woman. Consumed with guilt over trapping Richard, she tries her best to be the perfect wife and win his heart. Failure is not an option. For if she fails she loses everything, she loves him too much not to set him free…

While Richard and Madeline confront the reality of their marriage, Madeline’s life comes under threat. A family enemy is set on revenge. Will Richard learn the truth of his heart, and what is truly precious to him, before the unknown enemy destroys their world?

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Bronwen is giving away KAGI Pink Drop Earrings. These gorgeous earring charms feature pink cat's eye and complimented within a graceful silver setting of countless handset shimmering crystals. They come with a stunning pair of Luxe Huggies, or wear alone for a sophisticated look.

Q: Who is your best friend (of the opposite sex)? How would you feel if you had to marry that person? Would it be a match made in heaven or a screaming disaster?

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