Tuesday, November 26, 2013

[Blog Tour Spotlight]: "Secrets and Scandals" Series + Giveaway!



WELCOME TO THE BLOG, DARCY! :) 





Darcy Burke wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Darcy writes hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance.
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. 




Where to Find Darcy:


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Secrets & Scandals: Volume 1 by Darcy Burke
Publisher: Intrepid Reads (November 23, 2013) 
Series: Secrets and Scandals, 1-3
Genre: Historical Romance



Boxed set of the first three books in the six-book Secrets & Scandals series.

Her Wicked Ways (Book One) 
To save his orphanage from collapse, Montgomery "Fox" Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. Banished debutante Lady Miranda Sinclair is his salvation—until she rejects him. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.

His Wicked Heart (Book Two) 
Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with his devil of a father to marry a proper deb. Instead, he becomes entangled with a sometimes actress, Olivia West, determined to improve her situation. Destitute and desperate, she agrees to one night with Jasper, hatching a scheme to take his money and keep her virtue. However, Jasper uncovers her deception and vows to claim what he’s owed.

To Seduce a Scoundrel (Book Three) 
When debutante Lady Philippa finds herself in a potentially compromising situation, she’s “rescued” by England’s most notorious scoundrel, Lord Ambrose Sevrin. Despite his scandalous past, Ambrose vows to preserve Philippa’s reputation, but instead launches them both on a path to public and personal ruin.






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Her Wicked Ways by Darcy Burke
Excerpt

Miranda tipped her head back. Her highwayman was rather tall. “Have you come to ransom me? If you knew where to find me, perhaps you know about my family, too.”


His hands held her close. “I know you’ve been deprived your usual comforts. And, forgive me for saying, but your usual comforts are more luxury than people like me will ever see. It didn’t occur to me to ransom you, but that is an excellent notion.”


She ignored the last, for it seemed to have been said in humor. “And what ‘people’ are you like, then?”


He chuckled, low and soft in the darkness. She pressed closer.


He dipped his head and said against her ear, “I prefer not to classify myself.”


Her heart beat a staccato rhythm in her chest. “If you aren’t here to take me away, why have you come?”


“For another kiss, perhaps.” His warm breath caressed her temple.


Miranda shivered. “I should go back.”


His lips brushed her cheek. The rough cotton of his mask grazed the side of her face, her ear. “I won’t stop you.”


She placed her hands on his shoulders, opening the cloak, leaving less between them. He removed his hands from her back and put them against her neck, caressing her, drawing her closer. And then his mouth touched hers, and her knees went weak. She gripped him tighter, moving her hands behind his neck, holding onto him lest she tumble to the earth.


Her frustration and loneliness—yes, loneliness she now realized—faded in his kiss. Where she’d been bold during their previous encounter, she let him lead her, content to do his will. One of his hands cupped the back of her head as his lips parted over hers. His tongue swept against her, and she opened for him, welcomed him inside.



His kiss deepened, his hands holding her firm, steady, captive. Her head dropped back under his onslaught. Yes, command me. Desire pulsed through her body. Make me yours.




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Enjoy!


Until Next Time,

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10 comments :

  1. Oh those look good! I've been on a historical kick the last like 6 months. Think I need to give these a go.

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  2. Don't tell my husband I bought this set yesterday! I forgot to put it on my wishlist (not sure how I missed it), so that doesn't count as buying before Christmas. Does it? ;-)

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  3. Your secret is safe with me! :) I hope you enjoy!
    TBQ

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  4. I read a few books by Vanessa Kelly and really liked them. The other two authors look promising, too. Putting them to my TBR pile. Thanks

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  5. Darcy's boxed set looks so nice! (I have the first two books!)


    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  6. I won't tell either! ;)

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  7. Yay! I hope you enjoy them!

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  8. Great! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Interesting set of books

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  10. I love historical romance! I am adding these to my must buy list!

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