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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: A Novel Seduction by Gwyn Cready


From the old steel mills of Pittsburgh to the picturesque hills of Scotland, romance novels save the day in RITA Award–winning author Gwyn Cready’s fun and sensuous take on literature and modern-day love.When snobbish book critic Ellery Sharpe screws up at Vanity Place magazine, her boss assigns her the ultimate punishment: write an ode to romance novels, a genre she considers the literary equivalent of word search puzzles. To make matters worse, he hires her sexy former party boy ex, Axel Mackenzie, to shoot the photos. Axel really wants the project to succeed. For one, the magazine will double his fee if he convinces strong-willed Ellery to write a story no woman can resist. Besides, getting Ellery to fall for romance novels might be just the push she needs to believe people can change . . . even him. At his sister’s advice, Axel gives Ellery a copy of Kiltlander, a much-adored romance whose warrior hero is utterly irresistible. To her dismay, Ellery finds herself secretly falling in love with the story—and with Axel, who’s drawing his own lessons from the book’s compelling hero. With her carefully crafted image of herself crumbling and her dream job on the line, will Ellery risk it all to make the leap from tight-lipped literati to happily-ever-after heroine?

About the Author

GWYN CREADY is the recipient of the 2009 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance and the author of Tumbling Through Time, Seducing Mr. Darcy, Flirting with Forever and Aching for Always. She has been called "the master of time travel romance." A Novel Seduction is her first foray into contemporary romance as well as men in kilts, and she found both eminently satisfying. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.


  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Original edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451612648
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451612646


Ellery sticks her literary foot in her mouth when she writes a review dumping on the latest it book about vampires and romance in general.  The biggest problem is that her boss and editor is having an affair with the author of the vamp book she just lambasted.   He ex hottie, photographer Axel, takes up her boss on a dare (and a bit of cash) tries to convince Ellery to write a postive article on romance and girlfriend, he can't turn it down.  Ellery thinks romances are best used for kindling.  So, when Ellery starts to research her article on romance, she becomes swept away into the historical world she is creating in deciding to write her own. 

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this whole story line!  The humor woven through is enough to keep my snark happy and well, the chemistry between Ellery and Axel just sparks.  If you enjoyed the Outlander series, you will be thrilled at the references and sly nods that Cready slips in with Kiltlander book that Ellery decides to read and get swept up in.   There are also many pointed references to the vampire threads that are so immensely popular right now that I couldn't help but think, "how true".  Overall. this is a wonderful contemporary romance with a good dose of humor that is completely believable.  YAY!


  1. This sounds adorable. And I have to say that Cready has written the only time travel book I've truly enjoyed, so I'm sure I'll love her purely contemporary romance.

  2. Appreciate the kind words, Carol and Bookhounds. I have to admit, this was a fun one to write.


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