Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Adored by Tali Spencer (VBB, excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT ADULT title




This is an ADULT title


by Tali Spencer

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GENRE: Erotic Fantasy Romance

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BLURB:

Adora Leonnte, sister to the Uttoran emperor, endured a year trapped in a nightmarish forced marriage to a Sebboyan prince driven by a sinister prophecy to take her against her will. The war that followed destroyed the small country, but she emerges unbroken…if not unscathed. Safe again in Uttor, she vows to put the horrors she faced behind her and once again become the fearless young woman she was before her abduction.

As fate would have it, her hated kidnapper left her carrying his child, and that is a condition even she cannot wish away. Adora’s enduring hope for romance fades until a blue-eyed, self-possessed foreigner walks back into her life and reawakens feelings promising the erotic delights of which she’s always dreamed.

Vallmer Berringen, the handsome and devout prince of a country allied with conquered Sebboy, has come to Uttor for two reasons: to secure the treaty that will give his country a much needed alliance, and to fulfill his father’s orders to use the occasion to find a suitable bride. Captivated by Adora’s intelligence and courage, Vallmer is torn by the fact she is both pregnant and pagan. Her infamous reputation taints Adora, a woman that a man of his position and faith should never be tempted to woo.

Can he reconcile his vision for his country with his passion for a woman whose spirit sets his blood on fire—but for whom kingdoms have gone to war?




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EXCERPT

Hero and Heroine
Did she really expect him to answer so personal a question? Apparently she did, because she was giving him the most provocative smile, one that said she knew she’d put him on the spot. His answer, however, would be too revealing.

She laughed again, but the sound was warm, embracing. “You know, sex doesn’t have to be impolite. It’s a little undignified, but—”

“Which is why it is private.”

“Yes,” she agreed, and cocked her head, reassessing him. “Yes, it is.”

“Why are we talking about this?”

“You tell me.”

Now that would be dangerous. He was talking to her about sex because she made him think of it. Because Adora looked and sounded and smelled like a woman who might enjoy being with a man. Lorant had called her a slut, but Vallmer had never been fool enough to believe it. He had known all along Lorant could not abide being rejected by a woman who found him wanting. Vallmer liked that about Adora, that she was fearless about her opinions. He met too many women who were so completely deferential to men their thoughts could not be trusted.

“I talk to you this way because I feel I can talk with you about anything, anything at all. And because I feel this way, you can steer me into talking about anything you wish.”

Her smile beckoned him to thoughts he would do better to avoid. “Are you calling me artful, Prince Vallmer?”

“I am calling you fascinating.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tali Spencer fell in love with writing at an early age and never stopped. Thanks to a restless father, she grew up as a bit of a nomad and still loves to travel whenever she can. Her longest stint in one place was Milwaukee where she went to college, enjoyed a series of interesting careers, and raised three surprisingly well-adjusted sons. She later married her true love and put down new roots in Philadelphia, where she lives in an ongoing Italian American family sitcom. At least she’s learned how make good pasta. When not writing, Tali reads everything from sweet goofy romances to medical research, manages her fantasy football team—go Gekkos!—and takes long walks with her loving, if slightly neurotic, poodle.

Visit Tali’s blog
Twitter: @tali_spencer



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35 comments:

  1. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

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    1. That's a good question. Writers in general are quirky. One of my quirks is that I draw place and even characters names from Captcha (more in the past than now) and anagram games. Some of those random letter combinations can be downright lovely. In terms of writing habits, I'm like most writers I know. But I can't eat and write at the same time, so when I'm in full bore writing mode it's really good for my diet. :)

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    2. Great question, Mai, thanks for taking the time to visit and ask. Tali, I love that idea...and I am entertained to hear that you don't have crumbs in your keyboard like I do, lol.

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  2. I wonder what traveling you have done for research.

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    1. What a great question! I travel a good bit for pleasure and family, and consider all travel research because the people watching is pure gold. A villain in one of my fantasy epics looks just like a man I saw when flying to Milwaukee. I took one look and thought, "That's him!" I stared at him and took notes. If he noticed, I'm sure I freaked him out. I have family in several countries, most in South America, so I love "stranger in a strange land" themes. Imagery in my stories comes from the places I visit more than from photos. There's a free story on my blog, Moon Blood and Salt Flowers, that I researched in Bolivia by visiting several sites, including the mines at Potosi. I researched a MM story, The Last Cannoli, by visiting and talking with one of Philadelphia's best Italian American bakeries. I live in Philly, so that was easy. So was driving up to Door County, Wisconsin, while visiting my mother in Milwaukee. I set a short story there. The coastlines of Nova Scotia are gorgeous (I saw those on a cruise) and turn up often in my stories. Whenever I travel, I buy historical books by local authors and details often get woven into my stories. I read Spanish also, which is useful.

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    2. Wonderful question, Debby, thanks for visiting! Wow, you sound like a very well traveled person, Tali, I am sure it enriches your stories!

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  3. Thanks so much for letting me visit! I'll be checking in often and love answering questions.

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    1. Hi, and bienvenida Tali. Sorry that I have not been around to welcome you. I am having computer issues as well as trying to meet several deadlines so my poor blog is suffering, but I really appreciate you taking the time to interact with my visitors and wish you luck on the tour!

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  4. This book sounds all types of amazing, I can't wait to read it! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks to you for stopping by, Victoria. :)

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    2. Great to see you, Victoria! Thanks for popping in!

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  5. looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Erin. Best of luck in the drawing!

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    2. Glad to hear that you think so, erin. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Rita. :)

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    2. Happy to hear that, Rita. Thanks for dropping by!

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  7. Sounds like a terrific read, thanks for sharing!

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  8. I really enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Excellent, glad you enjoyed it Betty. Thank you for taking the time to visit!

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    2. Thanks Betty! Thanks too for following me on Pinterest. I followed back. I share your fondness for lovely bags and shoes. :)

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  10. I really enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Ree Dee. Thanks for dropping by!

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  11. I really like this story. Sounds like it would be a really good read. Not the normal generic romance. I like that it's something different from what I would normally read.

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    1. Good to hear, Tanja. I hope you get a chance to read it. Thanks for popping in!

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  12. Really enjoyed reading the blurb & excerpt, thank you!

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it, Nikolina. Thank you for visiting!

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  13. Hello from The 12 Days of Christmas party!

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