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I didn’t have to think about this list. For years I have actually been dying to write this list. These heroes since the moment I read their books made a huge impact on me. But while thinking about WHY I loved them, I had a real moment of truth about myself. I like my men wounded. Like seriously messed up. Deeply scarred and troubled.
I’m worried about what I might not know about my husband.
Yay, I love to talk about love and romance! I write stories about this, the most powerful force in the world, and hope it comes true for all of you.
Here’s my personal story. This was when I was young, a long time ago. A very nice guy, but one who didn’t appeal to me asked me for several dates and I turned him down. So when he phoned me to say his brother wanted to meet me I assumed either it was either a setup or that the brother wouldn’t interest me. So I dodged, saying I had to go to the library.
Sharing My Favorite Read Giveaway Hop is being hosted by me! A big thanks to the bloggers, authors and publishers who signed up to host a giveaway for this event and all of you participating and super ready to HOP! I hope you’re as excited as I am today. I hope you enjoy the romance books we’re all giving away =)
Here’s my prize, one of my favorite books this year and a new author that some are yet to discover!
Sophie Barnes Introduces The Summersbys:
When I started writing the first book in the Summersby series, I was certain of one thing – I wanted these books to be packed with action, adventure and intrigue and immediately went to work on developing the characters. Alexandra came very easily, simply because I’d decided that I wanted a strong heroine who could match any man when it came to military endeavors. She is the youngest of the three Summersby siblings and while she is very stubborn, she’s also incredibly loyal – when it comes to protecting her family, there is no risk that isn’t worth taking. However, she’s also quite vulnerable underneath her tough exterior, and is terrified of losing her heart to any man because of the loss and heartache she’s seen her father go through when her mother passed away years earlier.
Alexandra’s brother Ryan, is nowhere near as rebellious as his sister – in fact, he prefers to stick to the rules of society, though he is rather proud of his sister’s achievements and does what he can to support her and keep her out of trouble. He’s not as skilled as her or his older brother William when it comes to swords or pistols. Instead, he’s much fonder of obtaining knowledge; he enjoys literature, philosophy and the arts – a trait which eventually leads him to abandon his work for the Foreign Office in favor of pursuing a career in medicine. Like his brother William, he hopes to marry a woman who stands out from the crowd, but being the conservative man that he is, he has a difficult time accepting precisely such a lady when she finally stumbles into his life.
William Summersby is his father’s heir, and as such, he has now decided that it is time to stop gallivanting about on secret missions. He’s a very level headed character, and while he does have a few moments of anger, he generally tries to analyze the situation from an objective point of view, making him calmer than most. It’s only when the lives of his nearest and dearest are threatened that he loses control and begins to see red. Primarily a military man like his father, William doesn’t share his brother’s love for the arts, but rather for weaponry and horses instead. He too is hoping to marry an exceptional woman, though he hadn’t quite planned on being unexpectedly trapped into marriage.
All three books are about relationships blossoming and growing in the midst of unusual and challenging circumstances – they are about overcoming fear in order to fight for a chance at true love and happiness. There are duels, carriage chases, murder, espionage and secret plots – all set against the glamour of the aristocratic, Regency world.
I’d like to thank Reading Romances for hosting me here today. I’ll be popping in throughout the day to chat with you and to answer any questions that you might have. So feel free to leave a comment or two.
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You can learn more about Sophie’s new series by watching the video bellow: