Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Forgiven Duke Blog Tour

Today The Paperback Princesses are glad to be part of The Forgiven Duke blog tour.  Don't forget to check at the end of the post for the chance to win in the giveaway.  There are four chances to win, so check out all the stops on the book tour - list further down in the post.

Published: July 1st, 2012

Tethered by her impulsive promise to marry Lord John Lemon - the path of least resistance - Alexandria Featherstone sets off toward Iceland in search of her parents with a leaden heart. A glimpse of her guardian, the Duke of St. Easton - the path less traveled by - on Dublin’s shore still haunts her.

Will he come after her? Will he drag her back to London, quelling her mission to rescue her treasure-seeking parents, or might he decide to throw caution to the wind and choose Foy Pour Devoir: “Faith for Duty,” the St. Easton motto. The Featherstone motto Valens et Volens: “Willing and Able,” beats in her heart and thrums through her veins. She will find her parents and find their love, no matter the cost.

The powerful yet wing-clipped Duke of St. Easton has never known the challenge that has become his life since hearing his ward’s name. Alexandria Featherstone will be the life or the death of him. Only time and God’s plan will reveal just how much this man can endure for the prize of love.

Today we are lucky enough to have a guest post by author Jamie Carie, telling us how she started writing and why she picked historical romance. 

About the author:

Jamie Carie writes novels about fierce, passionate women; their dreams; their fears; their triumphs. Her deepest desire is to see her readers find that same passion as they follow their destiny and discover deeper intimacy with Jesus.

 She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and three sons.

 I choose historical romance because I have been reading that genre since I was fourteen years old. My dad was a preacher so I had to sneak them into the house (they had really risque covers back then) and read them under the blankets with a flashlight. I haven't read much paranormal so I would have to do a lot of research to write in that genre. I do like fantasy and may add more fantasy elements in my next series but historical romance will always be my absolute favorite!  

I started writing historical fiction in 1995 when my boys were just five and three years old (I have since had a third son in 1999). I wrote what would later be titled Snow Angel on a cold winter’s night late at night while my family slept. This first story took about two years to write and then another eight years to break into publication. I revised it and polished it many times over those long years but I kept getting rejection letters from the publishing houses where I queried (sent them proposals and sample chapters). In the fall of 2005, I sent out a huge stack of proposals and looked up toward God and said, “If it doesn’t work this time, I’m giving up, going back to college or doing something else. It’s just too hard to keep hoping and praying and it not happening.” I had almost given up several times but I really meant it this time. Within three months of mailing those proposals out I received three requests for the full manuscript. I was elated but wary. I knew this was only the first hurdle. Within another three months I got “the call.” B&H Publishing said, “We want to publish your book.” I could barely reply for the tears clogging my throat. In September 2007 Snow Angel released and has been my biggest seller to date. It won the USA Book News National Award for romance, ForeWord Magazine Romance Book of the Year and finaled for the much coveted RITA Award for Best First Book. It was so overwhelming to finally have all my dreams come true. I was so elated and thankful. It was the beginning of my dream career.

Jamie Carie
Giveaway # 1

A paperback copy of both The Guardian Duke and The Forgiven Duke.

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Check out all of the stops on the blog tour for your chance to enter all four giveaways
July 1-Release Date
July 2 -A Soul Unsung- Excerpt #1, Dream Cast
July 3- Lynn Hardy - Official Blog-This or That
July 4- Sweetly Made (Just for you) -Review
July 5- Cummins Life -Review, Writer's Cave
July 6-Taking It One Page at a Time -Review, Guardian Duke Chapter 1
July 7-The Paperback Princesses- Guest Post
July 9-Book Club Sisters – Excerpt #2, Cover Reveal (The Duke's Promise)
July 10-A Soul Unsung- Review
July 11-Colorimetry- Interview
July 12-Totally Booked Solid – Review, 6 Words Post
July 13- A Dream Within A Dream-Review
July 14-Simply Young Adult-The Guardian Duke Chapter 2
 Legacy of a Writer -Review
July 16-A Dream Within A Dream -Excerpt #3
July 17-Megan Likes Books – Author Spotlight
July 18-Colorimetry - Review
July 19- A Year of Jubilee Reviews- Review
July 20-Faery Tales Are Real- Review
July 21-Harvest Lane Cottage- Review
July 23 Comfort Books – Excerpt #4, Music Playlist
July 24- (Live and) Dream a little dream - Review
July 25- Bookworm Lisa - Review
July 26-Cece Reading and Writing Safari - Review
July 27-Bookshelf Confessions –Author Interview
July 28-Book Club Sisters – Review
July 30-Reviews By Molly- Review, Excerpt #5
July 31-Bookshelf Confessions -Review and Grand Giveaway


  1. Hi curlypow..tnx for the post..:)

  2. Great giveaway. I have not read any of her books but look forward to getting to know this author.

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