Thursday, October 29, 2015

Lady Overton's Perilous Journey by Vikki Vaught (Excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT





by Vikki Vaught

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GENRE:  Historical Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

When her son’s life is threatened, Anissa, Marchioness of Overton, seeks refuge by sailing to America. Before the ship reaches the high seas, sparks fly between her and Captain Alex Hawks. Although the young widow may be lonely, and afraid, she cannot risk the diversion a romantic entanglement could bring, no matter how much she wants to lose herself in the captain’s embrace.

The Captain vows to protect the young Lord Overton, but can offer no assurance that the marchioness will leave his ship with her virtue intact. Alex is drawn to Anissa’s beauty and courage, as a hummingbird is to the nectar of a flower. How long can he fight a losing battle before he surrenders and makes her his own?

Will Alex be able to keep this remarkable woman and her child safe? Will his passion for Anissa be enough or will their differences keep them apart?

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Exclusive Excerpt:



Anissa clasped her trembling hands together as she stammered, “I w-wanted to watch as we l-left the pier, since it will be my last sight of England for a very long time.”



Captain Hawks stared at her, black eyes gleaming. “Who’s that man? I thought you told me you weren’t running away. What are you running away from? Tell me, damn it!”



Anissa turned back to the railing to give herself time to collect her thoughts. She came up with a believable story, she hoped. Even though she hated lying, now was not the time for scruples. To save her son, she would lie, cheat, or even kill, if need be. She did not owe this arrogant captain anything. He was only a means to an end for her.



Pulling on her confidence as a marchioness, she turned to face him with an expression of disdain on her face. “Not that it is any of your concern, I’m not running away from anything. As I already explained, my uncle is ill. I desperately need to get away for a while. I lost my husband seven months ago. I’m hoping a visit with my uncle and seeing my cousins will help to distract me from my grief. And I can help my family care for him in his time of need.”



“If you’re not running away, then why did that man look disgusted when he saw my ship leaving?” he sneered.



Her mind went blank. She needed to come up with something he might believe. “Oh, you mean the man on the pier?”



The captain interrupted. “Of course I mean that man. It’s obvious someone told him you left with me. He followed you to Plymouth, didn’t he?”



Anissa looked at him, her knees shaking to such a degree that he would have surely seen them, had her breeches not been covered by her long cloak. She prayed he would not decide to turn the ship around.



“He is an unwanted suitor and has been hounding me ever since my husband died. He is one of the reasons I decided to go to America.” Then taking the offensive, she stated, “Besides, it is none of your business why I want to leave, now, is it?”



“It is my damned business if you’re running from something. I don’t need anything turning up later. You know he’ll find out where you’re going, don’t you? My ship is well known, and someone will tell him you’re bound for Baltimore. You don’t have any family in America, do you? You don’t know anyone in my country. How in hell will you take care of yourself, and your son, for God’s sake?”



Amazon link
NOTE: The book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Vikki Vaught started her writing career when a story invaded her mind and would not leave.

Over the last few years, she has written more than a half dozen historical romances and is presently working on her next. Her new release, Lady Overton’s Perilous Journey, is the first book in her Honorable Rogue series.

Vikki loves a "Happily Ever After", and she writes them in her stories. While romance is the central theme of all her books, she includes some significant historical event or place in all her novels.

While all her books are love stories, she has also written short contemporary sweet romances as Vikki McCombie and erotic romances using the pen name of V.L. Edwards.


For the last decade, Vikki has lived in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with her beloved husband, Jim, who is the most tolerant man in the world to put up with her when she is in a writing frenzy. When she is not writing or working her day job, you’ll find her curled up in a comfortable chair reading her Kindle, lost in a good book with a cup of tea at her side.

LINKS:


Amazon Author Page


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GIVEAWAY

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The tour dates can be found here

31 comments:

  1. Thanks for the excerpt :) Who designed your cover?

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    1. The fabulous Dawne Dominique! Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Thanks for coming to visit, Amber! Wow, Dawne is a busy, busy person, Vikki!

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    1. My husband. He's the heart and soul of my life.

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    2. Good question, Mai, and I have to say that I agree with Vikki that my hubby knows me best--which isn't always a good thing, lol. Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. Thanks for having me on your blog today!

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    1. Vikki, I am so embarrassed that I am very behind in welcoming you to the blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to interact with my visitors and I hope the tour has been a great success. I enjoyed the opportunity to have an exclusive excerpt, thank you!

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  4. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad you think so, Eva. I love reading historicals, and was glad to learn about this one. Thanks for dropping in!

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    1. Great! I loved writing Alex and Anissa's love story.

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    2. Good to hear, Rita. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Really great sounding story. Loved the excerpt.

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    1. Wonderful! Not only is there a beautiful love story, it has a lot of suspenseful scenes.

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    2. Happy you liked it, Jane. Thank you for popping in!

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  7. I am really excited to read this book. Thank you to The Reading Addict for the introduction to Vikki and her work.

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    1. Enjoy! I really enjoyed the research I did for this one.

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    2. Great to hear, Misty! You are very welcome, I love helping readers find new books to enjoy. Thanks for taking the time to read the post and comment!

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  8. I love the cover of this book and I'm looking forward to reading it - thanks for sharing!

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    1. Excellent, Victoria! Hope you enjoy it and thanks for dropping by!

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    1. You're welcome, Betty. Great to see you!

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    1. I love hearing about the person behind the pen, Mary! Thanks for popping in!

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