Friday, January 3, 2014

[Blog Tour Spotlight]: "Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard" + Giveaway!



WELCOME TO THE BLOG, VANESSA! :) 

Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the "New Stars of Historical Romance." Her sensual, Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Vanessa's next series, The Renegade Royals, is due to hit the shelves in November with an introductory novella, Lost in a Royal Kiss. Book One in the series, Secrets For Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, will release in January, 2014, and Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom will be out in April, 2014.

When not dreaming of plots for her next Regency historical novel, Vanessa also writes USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance with her husband under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.  She's also a member of Rock*It Reads, a group of bestselling traditional authors who are self-publishing, and of The Jaunty Quills.  


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Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard by Vanessa Kelly

Publisher: Zebra (January 7, 2014)
Series: The Renegade Royals, 1
Genre: Historical Romance

In this witty, sensual new series, Vanessa Kelly introduces the Renegade Royals, illegitimate sons of the Royal Princes who are finding their rightful places in society… 

Accomplished spy Aden St. George prefers to stay away from the frivolous ton, especially after the way his mother was used by the Prince Regent. But his latest mission compels him to guard unconventional, vibrant Lady Vivien Shaw. Rescuing her from kidnappers was easy. Resisting her beauty is not. Duty demands he keep an eye on her—and naturally, his lips soon follow. For someone who views entanglements as a weakness, this is pure, delicious folly… 

Though grateful for Aden’s help, Vivien has secrets she must keep hidden. Yet with her abductors still at large, she needs Aden’s protection almost as much as she craves his touch…






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Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard by Vanessa Kelly
Excerpt



Aden bent to whisper, “Stay behind me.  If there’s any trouble, run for the woods.  There’s a horse tied up in a small clearing about four hundred yards straight ahead.  If that’s not possible, double back and hide down that corridor.”  He jerked his head to indicate a shadowed, low-ceilinged tunnel branching off to the right.  “Wait there until I come for you.”

She stared at him, and that glazed look of terror seeped back into her eyes as he sensed panic freezing her limbs.  Ignoring his growing sense of urgency, Aden took her face between his gloved hands, stooping until their gazes were level.  Her breath sawed in and out in shallow pants, as he stared into her eyes until the pupils contracted and focused on him.

“You are safe with me,” he said quietly.  “I will not let anyone harm you again.  Do you understand?”

Her slender hands came up in a fluttering motion, touching his wrists.  An elusive sense of connection shimmered in the air between them, slowing time to a crawl.  Tension flowed from his limbs and evaporated in a gust of cool air blowing from the mouth of the tunnel.  The outside world faded away and there was only her—her wounded, sapphire gaze, her slowly quieting breath, her beautiful, anxious face between his hands.  Her needs became paramount, along with his need that she trust him.  In that suspended moment, their mutual needs encompassed the entire world.

Finally, she blinked several times, breaking the ephemeral thread of the connection.  She dropped her hands from his wrists and nodded her understanding.


“Good.”  His heart throbbed with a strange, pulsing ache as he brushed a stray lock of hair from her brow.  Clamping down hard on the unfamiliar sensation, Aden gathered himself and turned to face whatever awaited them outside the tunnels.


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54 comments :

  1. Congrats to Vanessa on the newest release! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt :)

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  2. Vanessa, I MUST read this book! I just went over to Goodreads and added all your books! The covers are too die for! :)

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  3. This book/series is on my wishlist from the cover to the synopsis I know it is one I am going to enjoy! Thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the giveaway.

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  4. The more I keep reading this the more I just fall for Aden! I wish I had a protector like him...I don't think I would leave his side at all

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  5. Congrats on the new release. It sounds like the beginning of a wonderful new series.

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  6. it's nice to have that little re-visit with Aden & Vivien - I loved their story and look forward to more in the series!

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  7. Thank you for sharing the excerpt. I'm so looking forward to reading more about Aden and Vivien!

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  8. Thank you for stopping by, Erin!

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  9. Angela, you just made my day - thank you!!!

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  10. Kimba, thank you so much - hope you enjoy!

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  11. I have to admit, I fell in love with him too, Sandy! Don't tell my hubby.

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  12. Thank you, Cheryl. I'm excited about it!

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  13. Thanks, Cheryl - I hope so!

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  14. Thanks so much, Diane!

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  15. More to come over the next week, Xia!

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  16. Just a little blip of an excerpt but you can feel the connection between Aden and Vivien. Looking forward to reading this book!

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  17. Great cover Can't wait to read it

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  18. i want to read this!!!

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  19. I'm in the middle of Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard now & am loving it! I told my husband he needs to take the kids somewhere tomorrow so I can have uninterrupted reading time! Vanessa is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors for historical romance! <3 her books & the covers are always amazing! I'd love to have prints made and hang them up in my room!

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  20. That was the perfect excerpt! TBR pile.

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  21. Those covers are enough to give one the vapours ! Can't wait !

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  22. Can't wait to read this series by Vanessa! I am a huge fan

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  23. Sounds like another addition to my TBR pile.

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  24. Love the cover art, look forward to reading these

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  25. Another beautiful cover! I look forward to reading it!

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  26. Aden sounds like such a perfect hero. I'm looking forward to reading about his HEA. Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

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  27. It's got to be a great book.... just look at that excerpt! Amazing cover too! :-)

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  28. Thank you, Glenda! The cover is fantastic, isn't it?

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  29. Thanks for stopping by, Lori! I must say that I'm very partial to Aden!

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  30. Thanks, Gretchen!

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  31. The cover gods did smile on me, dee!

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  32. I hope you enjoy it, Stella!

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  33. That's so very kind of you, Sheryl!

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  34. LOL! They are pretty spectacular!

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  35. Thanks, Kathy!

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  36. Michelle, it makes me so happy that you're enjoying it! I hope your hubby does what you told him to do!

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  37. Thanks, shar!

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  38. Thank you, Debbie!

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  39. It's a great cover, isn't it?

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  40. I'm such a tease, aren't it, Marcy?

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  41. I adore this series! Vivian kept me smiling and I am trying my best to find the patience to wait for COARB! SO looking forward to Griffin and Dominic's stories too. :)

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  42. Vanessa you have the most amazing book covers. The cover of His Mistletoe Bride on the shelf at my local Sam's Club last year led me to your wonderful stories. Looking forward to all your future novels.

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  43. I have to say that this looks like a great book from the blurb and the cover! :) Looking forward to reading it!

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  44. Connie Kline FischerJanuary 4, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Cannot wait to read this ARC and then review/promote it on our blog, bookworm2bookworm.

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  45. This series is one that I am looking forward to this year

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  46. I love the cover for this book. Beautiful!

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  47. This series sounds very exciting. And the covers are gorgeous!

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  48. Congrats on the release for your book! Love the covers!

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  49. I LOVED Aden! I can't wait for Griffins' story! My review will be up sometime tomorrow!

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  50. I love historical romance and I'm always looking for new to me authors to try but I especially love historical romances with spies in them!

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