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Giveaway HOOK UP with HISTORICALS from @ForeverRomance @eileendreyer @ElizabethHoyt @endelamere @LilyDalton @_AnneBarton


Welcome to the GET HOOKED ON HISTORICALS with excerpts, inteviews and giveaways from some of my favorite historical romance authors!  

“If you had to ‘cast’ a Hollywood hunk as a historical hero, who would you choose and what role would they play?”



Jennifer Delamere, A LADY MOST LOVELY:
I’d choose Chris Hemsworth. He’s known for playing the warrior god Thor, but he could totally pull off the role of a roguish earl with an undiscovered heart of gold. (Have you seen those photos of him with his little baby? Adorable!)

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A LADY MOST LOVELY by Jennifer Delamere
September 24, 2013; Forever/ Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1896-8
Socialite Margaret Vaughn agrees to marry a rich man to save her family’s estate, but then her fiancé turns out to be just another poor social climber. Even after amassing a fortune, Tom Poole hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings. Taken with Margaret’s beauty and grace, Tom offers her financial assistance—but his interest is not strictly business. Can he convince the proper, refined lady that they despite their social differences, they are a match made in heaven?

Bio: The youngest child of a Navy pilot and a journalist, Jennifer acquired a love of adventure and an excitement for learning that continues to this day. She's lived in three countries and traveled throughout the U.S. An avid reader of classics and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books. She resides with her husband in North Carolina--where, when not writing or dreaming up romantic adventures for her characters, she can be found fantasizing about her next ski trip or European vacation.


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Lily Dalton, NEVER DESIRE A DUKE:
I think Hugh Jackman would make a great Duke. Yes, he is masculine and heart-stoppingly handsome, but not just that. He displays the most attractive mix of intelligence and humor and his eyes. He can also turn ferocious in a blink. I’d love to see him staring at me from across a crowded ballroom. **Swoon!**

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NEVER DESIRE A DUKE by Lily Dalton
September 24, 2013; Forever/ Mass Market; $6.00; 978-1-4555-2401-3
Lady Sophia has long been estranged from her husband, the Duke of Claxton, who has never forgiven himself for the youthful mistake that ruined their marriage. After nearly a year abroad, the reformed rogue vows to win back the only woman he’s ever truly loved. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove he can be the honorable husband she deserves—and the passionate lover she desires. Can they rekindle the flame that burned so bright and find a new path to forever?

Bio: Lily Dalton grew up as an Army brat, moving from place to place. Her first stop after relocating was always the local library, where she could hang out with familiar friends: Books! Lily has an English degree from Texas A & M University and after graduation worked as a legal assistant in the fields of accident reconstruction and litigation. She now lives in Houston, Texas, with her family. When she isn't at work on her next manuscript, she spends her time trying out new recipes, cheering on her favorite Texas football teams and collecting old dishes, vintage linens and other fine "junque" from thrift stores and flea markets.

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Anne Barton, ONCE SHE WAS TEMPTED:
Chris Pine would be perfect as a Fleet Commander in the Royal Navy. He’s already proven himself aboard the S.S. Enterprise, and we know he looks good in uniform.

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ONCE SHE WAS TEMPTED by Anne Barton
October 29, 2013; Forever/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1330-7
In desperate need of money for her sick mother, Daphne Honeycote had posed for two scandalous portraits. Now she must hide her secret to save the Honeycote family name. Benjamin Elliot recognizes the stunning beauty from the beauty the instant he meets her. His possession of the painting makes him an insufferable thorn in her side—and yet he may be her best chance at finding the canvas's companion. As she becomes drawn to the dark-tempered earl, can Daphne risk laying bare the secrets of her heart?

Bio: Anne Barton began swiping romance novels off her mom's bookshelf as a teenager, so when she had the chance to spend a semester in London-home to her favorite heroes-she packed her bags and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband (who, sadly, is not a peer of the realm-but a great guy nonetheless) and her three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.

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Elizabeth Hoyt, DUKE OF MIDNIGHT:
Tom Hiddleston because he looks really good in a goatee...even though no one wore facial hair in the Georgian time period. Maybe I could write a Elizabethan just for him?

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DUKE OF MIDNIGHT by Elizabeth Hoyt
October 15, 2013; GCP/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-0834-1
By day Maximus Batten is the Duke of Wakefield, a powerful member of Parliament. But by night he is the Ghost of St. Giles, prowling the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the man who brutally murdered his parents twenty years ago. When he rescues Artemis Greaves and her cousin, the fiery young woman discovers his secret and threatens to expose Maximus unless he uses his influence to free her imprisoned brother. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn’t without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire—or the temptation of his embrace?

Bio: The author of the New York Times bestselling Maiden Lane series and the Legend of Four Soldiers series as well as the Prince Trilogy, Elizabeth Hoyt writes "mesmerizing" (Publishers Weekly) historical romances. She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband. Central Illinois can be less than exciting, and Elizabeth is always more than happy to receive missives from her readers. You can write to her at: P.O. Box 17134, Urbana, IL 61873.



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Eileen Dreyer, ONCE A RAKE:
My friends would say I would cast Hugh Jackman in anything because he's..well, Hugh Jackman. But that simply isn't true. So far I've only cast him as one of my historical heroes, Jack Wyndham, of BARELY A LADY. For Ian Ferguson of my ONCE A RAKE, the only person I ever seriously considered was a young Liam Neeson. No one else has the size, the effortless strength, and the kind eyes that Neeson does. And Ian isn't really gorgeous. He's manly. Can you think of anybody who does 'manly' better?


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ONCE A RAKE by Eileen Dreyer  
October 29, 2013; Forever/Mass Market; $8.00; 978-1-4555-1932-3
Accused of trying to kill the Duke of Wellington, Colonel Ian Ferguson is now a fugitive—from the law, the army, and the cunning assassin who hunts him. Wounded and miles from his allies, Ian finds himself at the mercy of an impoverished country wife. Lady Sarah Clarke knows she should turn him in, but a single, delirious kiss shatters her resolve…and awakens a passion that neither of them can escape.

Bio: New York Times best-selling author Eileen Dreyer has won five RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which secures her  fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world.  Eileen also writes as Kathleen Korbel and has over three million books in print worldwide. Born and raised in Missouri, she lives in St. Louis County with her husband Rick and her two children.




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Prize is one copy each of  Duke of Midnight, Once a Rake, A Lady Most Lovely, Once She Was Tempted, and Never Desire a Duke




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38 comments:

  1. what a great group of authors - thanks for the chance to win this

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  2. As Always a great giveaway with a great group of authors!! I love Forever Romance! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  3. I do love all the Hollywood Hero choices!

    Thanks for sharing more information about a great group of authors and what appear to be some very interesting books!

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  4. Oh goody! Some wonderful historicals for my holiday reading fest! When my children were small the holidays were much too busy for any reading, but I find reading romances brings additional joy to my holidays now. It relaxes me and takes away any stress I might experience from shopping, etc. Thanks for the post! jdh2690@gmail.com

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  5. I wish they would make some historical romances into movies - for now I'll juast have to read all these books!

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  6. I always love knowing which actor/celebrity they picture as their heroes and heroines.

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  7. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I love having the author let us know who she pictures for the main character, it makes it that much more interesting. Thanks once again for a wonderful giveaway with some great books.

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  9. i love watching and reading historical romances they are my favorite. the authors are such great writers all the books look good cant wait to look some of these books up to read denise smith denise226@verizon.net

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  10. Fun to see who authors picture when making novels. I usually have a picture in my head as I'm reading them, so it's neat to see if we have similar ideas.
    Thanks for the great giveaway. Awesome group of authors and books.

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  11. I love everyone of these authors. Like Di said, I'd also love to see some of these historicals made into movies too.Thank you so much for such a fantastic and generous giveaway.

    dpd333(at)aol.com

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  12. All of these books sound so good. I would love to read all of them. Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love historical romances. They're a wonderful escape. But gracious, I feel so old. The movie stars that I would like to see cast as heroes are a young Sean Connery or someone like Adrian Paul, of Highlander fame. Of the movie stars today, I don't consider most of them 'stars' because most of them act like spoiled brats. Just because they may be attractive and talented doesn't make them entitled to behave in a way that would be unacceptable in an 'ordinary' person. I wouldn't consider any of them to be hero quality.

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway. I love all these authors. Historical Romance is one of my favorite genres to read. Thanks again.

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  15. I love to read historical romances. I like the trip to the pass. Thanks. DebP

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  16. These look like some great books. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  17. What a wonderful line-up of historical romance books by my favorite authors!

    For anyone who isn't lucky enough to be chosen then won't want to miss picking up a copy of Anne Barton's Once She Was Tempted which is being released on October 29th! I was lucky to get an ARC copy and the story is one not to be missed!

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  18. I think all those guys would do admirably in a nice, historical romance role! Thanks for the great giveaway.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I'd look at anything with Hemsworth or Pine. sigh... Thanks for the giveaway! What an awesome set of books!

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  20. I enjoyed reading the choices of Hollywood heroes. I think Richard Armitage would be another good choice for an arrogant duke.

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  21. Oh Chris...*dreamy sigh* He is a great pick for anything, but especially a historical hero.
    Fun post!!!

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  22. I'm like jumping for joy here! A giveaway with a great group of authors that I so want to read! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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  23. Ooooh, these look good!! Love the casting choices, too. :)

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  24. I love historical romances and the above historical romance authors. I really enjoyed reading who they imagined playing the hero and their information. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    kscathy@yahoo.com

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  25. Ooohhh...I love historical romances and would love to win these great books.

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  26. I love historical romance, I was bummed to see the flurry of posts a couple of months ago asking if they're disappearing

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  27. What a wonderful group of authors, and my favorite, Elizabeth Hoyt!! I love her and love getting to know new authors too, so this works perfect for me!

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  28. I love these authors some of the best in writing historicals!

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  29. I love historicals - thanks for the giveaway! So glad I found your site throught Nancy Gideon's Halloween Blog Hop - you'll be seeing much more of me! :)

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  30. Sean Bean would make a great hero for a romance novel. Likewise, I would love to see Kit Harrington, Richard Madden, and Nikolaj Costner-Waldau as historical romance heroes. But the greatest of all is Colin Firth.

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  31. Denzel Washington and Paul Newman if he were still with us.

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  32. I'm a huge historical romance junkie and would love to see many of my favorites made into movies. Better yet, I vote for a cable channel dedicated to historical romances. As to who I would Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth are always good choices. Travis Fimmel and Alexander Skarsgård would also make great choices. Thanks for hosting such a spectacular giveaway! I'm drooling just looking and that prize pack.

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  33. I love historical romance and to have these 5 authors all together in one giveaway is not only a one in a lifetime opportunity but also a perfect way to start getting in the spirit of Christmas!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win their wonderful stories!

    jeannemiro(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. The covers on historicals sure are pretty!

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