Monday, March 2, 2015

The Other Miss Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson (Excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT






Chasing the Other Tisdale

by Jessica Jefferson

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BLURB:

She’s the other sister…

Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family's name.

He’s a rake in need of reforming…

Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle dedicated to pleasure and self-indulgence. When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another.

Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London's bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?


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Exclusive excerpt



Lilly swallowed, her throat thick with mortification.

He tossed his waistcoat atop the jacket, leaving nothing but his shirt separating her from the sight of his naked chest.

Then there was nothing at all.

She sat, rendered defenseless on the grass, staring at the rippled muscle of Mr. Colton’s torso. She’d only ever seen the male form in books, books that she didn’t dare read, only ever allowing herself brief glances at the pictures. 


Too brief, she supposed.

Lilly certainly never imagined a man’s chest in real life would be so…

Hard.

He kneeled down in front of her and went to work, the shirt’s lawn easily shredding into strips. With every movement, the muscles in his arms and chest flexed and tightened, ruthlessly stealing her attention away from the pain.

Granted, she felt throbbing, but it was in an entirely different location than her poor shoulder and ankle.

“Here,” he said, wrapping the first strip around her neck. His knuckles brushed against her chest as he pulled the strip under her arm, searing the flesh under her gown.

“I suppose I’m being a child about this.” She started talking, nervously. She’d always been one of those that filled the void of silence with awkward chatter. “Now, my younger sister, Tamsin—she’s forever falling out of trees and breaking things. Yet she’s always been quite stoic about it. It’s a bit shaming that my younger sister can tolerate such pain much better than I.”

He shook his head. “There’s no shame about it. If I were in your shoes I’d be wailing like a newborn babe.” Mr. Colton looked at her, his blue eyes lively.

Lilly chuckled. “Oh, I’m sure that’s not true.”

He took another strip and tied it around her waist. “You, my dear, have never seen me in pain. I have no tolerance for it whatsoever. I’m a complete milksop, I positively howl at hangnails. If you don’t believe me, ask my housekeeper, Mrs. Bankert. She’s been privy to many an embarrassing display of unmanliness. She still doesn’t let me forget it.”

He was teasing her. Mr. Colton was as masculine as they came, reeking of virility and sensuality. But she appreciated his self-deprecating effort to convince her otherwise.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Jessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it—almost Chicago. She is heavily inspired by classic sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy. She invites you to visit her at jessicajefferson.com and read more of her random romance musings.



Links and social media:

Website
Embracing Romance website
Like me at Facebook
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Goodreads
Amazon Author Page













Chasing the Other Tisdale, Compromising Miss Tisdale and Taming Miss Tisdale from Soul Mate Publishing, available now on Amazon!


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38 comments:

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    1. Happy to host, and I appreciate you answering the comments. Good luck on the tour!

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  2. Sounds like a good read, love the cover.---Rae

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    1. Thank you! It's my favorite cover yet!

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    2. Glad you like it, Rae. Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it, Rita. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Great excerpt, I really look forward to reading the books. Thanks!

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    1. I appreciate your taking the time to visit and comment, Ty!

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  5. The excerpt is my fav. Thank you for the post.

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    1. Thank you! This book was a hoot to write.

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    2. It is a delicious excerpt, felicia. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Next time I fall down I will be expecting a good looking guy with a hard chest to rip his shirt off and make me forget all about my pain. lol

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    1. I'd be a lot more klutzy if that was the case...

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    2. I wish, Mary! I fall enough times that he would probably get tired of rescuing me, though. Thank you for dropping by!

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  7. Hello again Jessica, Nice to see you on tour again. I'll be following along. Haven't gotten my copy of your book yet, but plan to do so very soon.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Karen. Hope you're enjoying the excerpts!

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  8. looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Always happy to help spread the word. Thank you for dropping by and commenting, erin!

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    1. I think it's pretty. Believe it or not, finding a blonde male cover model is not an easy task!

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    2. Glad you like it, bn. And, that's pretty surprising, Jessica, but I am glad you persevered!

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  10. I love the banter between the characters in the excerpt! Sounds like fun!

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    1. I think it's a delicious excerpt, Sharlene, a great glimpse of their relationship. Thank you for visiting!

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    1. It is a great excerpt, isn't it, Glenda? Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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  12. Thank you for the great excerpt.

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for visiting, Mary!

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    1. Happy you liked it, thank you for visiting, Amanda!

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    1. It is nice, isn't it? Thanks for dropping by, gemiiinii!

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