Friday, October 26, 2012

Lord of Temptation

You all know I've had a rather rough couple of years, escalating to where life was pretty much only involving me laying down reading from the time I wake up until the time I slept. Nice life huh. Well the bright spot was, the reading, I got to read all sorts of books, and one of my favorite escape from reality during this time was Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath. I am rather new to reading "Regency Romance" novels, or "bodice rippers" as they are also known, and I have found that I love them! There is nothing like time traveling back to the days of dances, dinners, corsets, dresses that covered your ankles and wrists, but had your bosoms falling out! Lorraine Heath does a fantastic job of transporting her readers back to London and the Ton, immersing you in the life and times, making you feel as if you were right there wearing satin and crinolin! While reading Lord of Temptation, I wanted to go find my very own Captain Jack! About Lord of Temptation • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages • Publisher: Avon (September 25, 2012) Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright. Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton—now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Hayworth hires his protection on a trip into danger and seduction. . . Desperation brought Anne to the bronzed, blue-eyed buccaneer. But after the Captain demands a kiss as his payment, desire will keep her at his side. She has never known temptation like this—but to protect her heart, she knows she must leave him behind. Yet Tristan cannot easily forget the beauty—and when they meet again in a London ballroom, he vows he won’t lose her a second time, as fiery passion reignited takes them into uncharted waters that could lead the second lost lord home. . . About Lorraine Heath When Lorraine Heath received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters—characters that are often described as “real people.” She writes for both adult and young adult readers. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Americana historicals. Her novels have been recognized with a RITA, Romance Writers of America’s most prestigious award for excellence; a HOLT medallion award honoring outstanding literary fiction; a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Americana as well as Best British Isle Set Historical; five Texas Gold Awards; the Golden Quill Award; the Rising Star Award; and many other awards and recognitions. Her novels have been selections of the Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs. Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today, Waldenbooks, and most recently, the New York Times. At the invitation of Laura Bush when she was the First Lady of Texas, Lorraine served on a romance panel at the Texas Book Festival in 1998. She gave a presentation at the Texas Library Association Conference in 1999. She also served on a panel during RWA’s 2001 Librarian Appreciation Day. She often speaks at local libraries, to writers’ groups, readers’ groups, and at small conferences. The author of more than 30 novels, she writes historical and contemporary romance for adults and historical romance for teen readers. Under the name Rachel Hawthorne, she writes popular contemporary romance for teens readers.


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