Thursday, 6 September 2018

Book Blitz: A Mistress for Penndrake by Tammy L. Bailey

A Mistress for Penndrake by Tammy L. Bailey
Series n/a; standalone
Genre Adult Historical Romance
Publisher Entangled Amara
Publication Date May 28, 2018


The Marquess of Wesley is out for blood. For a year, Lord Wesley has tried to undo the devastation his father left to Penndrake, their ancestral home, only to discover the man gambled it away right before his death. Now Wesley is being blackmailed by the new owner into marrying a woman he’s never met in order to get it back. But his intentions are less than honorable…

At one and twenty, Miss Kate Holden intends to become a governess, having sworn off all men years ago. However, her plans are halted when she receives a daunting letter from her cousin about a Lord Wesley. Ignorant of the name, and the devilish marquess that wears it all too well, she nearly ends up compromised. Refusing to fall prey to Wesley’s skillful seduction, Kate decides to turn things around on the rake. But the high-stakes game between them soon leads to her losing the last thing she expected…her heart.

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 “Damn it, Miss Holden, if you die in my company, there will be hell to pay.”
Despite her earlier feelings of comfort and contentment, his irritation ruffled her pride. While her legs dangled over each side of the horse, she twisted around so her nose came in proximity to touching Lord Wesley’s. “A shiver does not constitute the demise of one’s health. I-I…j-ju…”
Unable to finish her words, Kate buried her head into his chest and held the sneeze, a consequence she didn’t consider until it was too late. Against her cheek, she heard the erratic thumping of his heart, felt the inviting heat of his skin.
You must get warm,” he said after a long moment, his tone vibrating against her right ear.
She lifted her chin, unsure of the man she’d find staring down at her, the carefree lord who flirted with Claire so easily or the affronted nobleman whose features resembled a Grecian statue, stoic and rigid?
In her company, she found the latter, of course. It perplexed her to know she caused such an offensive reaction in such a short amount of time. He continued to glower at her, his jaw tense and mouth tight. At the same time, a sense of feminine wonder overtook her. She disregarded all consequence and reached up to touch his face, wiping at a trickle of rainwater as it trailed along his chin.
Fascinated by his raw masculinity, she continued to explore, her fingers gliding over his skin until they stroked the softness of his lips.
This time she didn’t know who initiated the kiss, only that his mouth covered hers, breathless and fierce. He brought her against him, both sharing an equal yearning and affection, void of any mistrust or deception. Abandoning, for the moment, her doubts and insecurities, she grasped his soaked gold waistcoat, pulling the lapels apart to sink even closer to him.
His mouth slanted over hers, crushing and possessive. He stole her breath and her will, her limbs powerless to do anything but pull him closer. Dizzy, she closed her eyes, his satiny tongue stroking her lips before sweeping inside in a fervent and rapturous kiss. She moaned from his skillful seduction, the throaty sound shattering the connection and the intimate moment. He pulled back, his face rigid with restraint.
When she turned away from him, he didn’t stop her but instead brought his arm around to keep her from moving one way or the other.
He nudged his horse into a steady gallop, reaching the steps of Penndrake before she had the chance to sulk over her imprudent curiosity toward him.

A LEO wife, mother, and military veteran, TAMMY L. BAILEY began writing when the shows and movies she watched didn't end the way she wanted them to end. Whether it's historical or contemporary, for her, there must always be a happy ending.

When she's not writing, she's spending time with her husband and two boys near Cleveland, Ohio. Without their sacrifice and understanding, she believes she would have never been able to pursue her passion of writing or her accomplishment of becoming a published author. Keep in touch by signing up for her newsletter at

To celebrate the book blitz for A MISTRESS FOR PENNDRAKE by Tammy L. Bailey, we’re we're giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and an ebook copy of her book Mine, Forever & Always!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open internationally. Two winners will be chosen, one to receive a $25 Amazon gift card and one to receive an ebook copy of Mine, Forever & Always by Tammy L. Bailey. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Tammy L. Bailey. Giveaway ends 9/12/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Tammy L. Bailey will send the prizes directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.

New Release Spotlight & Extract: A Wedding in Cornwall (books 7-12) by Laura Briggs

A Wedding in Cornwall (Books 7—12) by Laura Briggs

The last six novellas in the UK bestselling series A WEDDING IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Join American event planner Julianne in her final set of adventures 'across the pond' in beautiful Cornwall. From celebrity sightings to a local talent show, from a charming village fete to a secret Cornish garden, there's never a dull moment for Julianne and her Poldark-esque true love Matthew in the quaint village of Ceffylgwyn.

This collection contains A Romance in Cornwall, A Star in Cornwall, A Sewing Circle in Cornwall, A Talent Show in Cornwall, An American in Cornwall, and A Garden in Cornwall. Exclusive bonus materials include a sneak peek of the author's all-new 2019 Cornish romance series!

Thank you to Ellesea for letting me share an excerpt from my book bundle A Wedding in Cornwall: Books 7-12. The scene below comes from the novella An American in Cornwall. The heroine, an event planner in Cornwall named Julianne, is having lunch and discussing summer plans with her co-worker Gemma and their employer, who is affectionately known as Lady Amanda.

"Where is the shop your friend is minding?" asked Lady Amanda. After all, Aimee's own beloved secondhand store was in Seattle, the city where she and I had bonded, the same place I had returned to in order to keep her business alive and thriving while Aimee recovered from surgery. Since then, my friend had become part of an independent shop owners group online, where she volunteered as part of their global ‘shop sitting’ challenge. For the next six months, her store in Seattle would be managed by a fellow antiques shop owner from Toronto while, thanks to Aimee, the owner of the Little Shop of Yesteryear in Cornwall was finally getting their chance to cruise Spain in a long overdue holiday.
"The village is named St. Petroc," I answered. "It's a few miles from the actual coast, but it's not terribly far from Newquay."
"I'm familiar with it," said Lady Amanda. "Near Bodmin, actually. Will has some distant cousins who settled there ages ago. The Samuels family. I think some of them moved to the neighboring village years ago, although I'm rather behind on the news from the Christmas greetings."
"The Samuels family. I've never heard of them," I said.
"You will if you go there," said Lady Amanda — but in a way that suggested this wasn't a flattering truth for his cousins, whoever they be. "But I've heard it's a very charming little spot despite their presence. Be sure to see the Monk's Tower while you're there. Every tourist visits it, I'm told."
"Isn't Matt on holiday with you, Julianne?" suggested Gemma. Saucily, I noted. All this talk about couples and holiday escapes had clearly influenced her question.
"No," I answered. "He's working near Penzance. I probably won't see much of him while I'm away." I regretted this part, since it was the one thing that would make my time in Newquay less than perfect, although it would hardly be a 'hen holiday' for me and Aimee if I had wheedled Matt into accompanying me. I had promised my best friend that it would be the two of us, the way it used to be in our 'single in Seattle' years ... well, in between Aimee's dates and my dull relationship with Dwight, that is.
"Pity," said Lady Amanda. "It can be rather romantic, riding the waves of Newquay with the salt spray and the wind in one's hair. Or so I've heard from friends who love to surf."
"I don't think I'd make much of a surfer," I replied. "I'll save my balance for climbing the manor's ladders."

Laura Briggs is the author of several lighthearted romance novels and novellas, including the bestselling Amazon UK series A Wedding in Cornwall. She has a fondness for vintage-style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.
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