Welcome to another day of cyber-partying, my lovelies! Today while we celebrate my 20th published work Plaid to the Bone, we’re going to be talking heroes.
I don’t always mentally cast my books, but for Plaid to the Bone I thought of the totally watchable Gerard Butler for Adam Cameron, Laird of Bonniebroch. He’s tall, broad-shouldered, and has that devastatingly charming Scottish accent. Best of all, he looks terrific in a kilt!
But what sort of heart does Adam Cameron have? He agrees to wed Cait Grant to settle a dispute with her father. But even though their marriage is an arranged one, he’s determined to make a match of it. Before their ceremony, he sends Cait a costly gift and this note:
My dear Cait,
The pearls were my mother’s. They have belonged to the Lady of Bonniebroch for as long as the tower has stood. Now, they are yours.
My old tutor taught me that a pearl is formed because something has irritated the oyster, a grain of sand perhaps, and over time the oyster coats nacre around this irritant until it’s too smooth to bother its host. In the process, it also becomes too beautiful to hide away in an oyster.
We’re a bit like a pearl, you and me. We started by irritating each other but will, I believe, over time be left with a thing of beauty shimmering between us.
I ken that our union is not by your choice. Nor mine. But before God and man, I promise to love you, and I mean to keep that promise. If my body and my will purpose a thing, my heart will follow.
Until then, I am content to be . . .
Your grain of sand,
Adam Cameron, Laird of Bonniebroch
Too bad Cait has sworn a blood oath to kill him, isn’t it?
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My friend Vanessa Kelly is a USA Today Bestseller who was named one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance” by Booklist. She won the Maggie Medallion and the book she’s sharing with us today was nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Regency Historical Romance. Vanessa is one of my Rock*It Reads buddies, a Canadian (they really are incredibly nice!) and when she’s not writing incredible Regencies, she’s teaming up with her husband to write sports romance as VK Sykes!
Spirited, stubborn, and entirely irresistible…
She is difficult, demanding, and at times, quite fierce. And Dr. John Blackmore can’t take his eyes off her. The Countess of Randolph is the most striking woman he has ever seen…and the most infuriating patient he has ever tended.
Mired in responsibility, Bathsheba doesn’t have time to convalesce in the country. She should be in London, hunting for a wealthy new lover to pay off her late husband’s vast debts, not dallying with a devastatingly handsome doctor.
But it is only a matter of time until the good doctor and the obstinate countess will have to contend with the sparks that fly between them.
After the release of Touch of a Thief, my wonderful editor at Kensington, Alicia Condon, put me together with Diane Whiteside and Maggie Robinson for a fun anthology called Improper Gentlemen!
Unsuitable. Forbidden. Oh-so-seductive. These gentlemen are hardly respectable. But they are the very, very best at being bad…
Lord Aidan Stonemere didn’t go from prison to a title by playing by society’s rules. If he wants something, he takes it. Rosalinde Burke didn’t object to being taken. Once. To keep her from marrying a proper viscount, Aidan will do whatever it takes to remind her how deliciously good being improper feels…
This anthology came out in August 2010 and now one lucky commenter is going to receive a copy of Improper Gentlemen. And someone else will win Vanessa’s My Favorite Countess. Don’t forget that each time you comment, you’re also entered in the Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite! Be sure to drop back by every day through September 15th! Winners will be announced September 16th.
Here’s our discussion question for today: Who would you cast as the perfect romance hero?