Friday, November 9, 2012

Guest Post w/ Samantha Kane + Giveaway!


Reviewers have called Samantha Kane “an absolute marvel to read,” and “one of historical romance’s most erotic and sensuous authors.”  Her books have been called “sinful,” “sensuous,” and “sizzling.” She is published in several romance genres including historical, contemporary and science fiction.  Her erotic Regency-set historical romances have won awards, including Best Historical from RWA's erotic romance chapter Passionate Ink, and the Historical CAPA (best book) award from The Romance Studio.  She has a master's degree in American History, and taught high school social studies for ten years before becoming a full time writer. Samantha Kane lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children.

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The best thing about Alasdair and Julianna, my hero and heroine in The Devil’s Thief, is how clueless they are. From an author’s standpoint, anyway. It opens up so many possibilities for misunderstandings, and misunderstandings lead to rash actions that could tear our lovers apart.


Now, some people like terribly clever heroes and heroines. Not me. I just like them to think they’re terribly clever. That way when they fall they have further to go. For example, Alasdair has some foolish notion that Julianna has another lover, despite her innocence the night they met. He sees Julianna with a younger man, crying on his shoulder, and a fog of jealousy clouds his mind and he acts rashly, very nearly destroying the seeds of love growing between he and Julianna. But he thinks he’s so smart, don’t you know?


And Julianna isn’t much better. She’s so convinced that Alasdair could never love her unless she gets his pearl back for him that she’ll risk her life to do it. When the reality is that Alasdair cares far more for his newfound treasure—Julianna—than he does for his family heirloom.


Throw in some well meaning, matchmaking friends—including a Machiavellian sort who thinks he’s cleverer than the rest of them combined—and the misunderstandings abound.


Oh, the chaos that ensues.


If they really were both very clever, and very straightforward, there’d be nothing to write about except a perfect love. And who wants to read about that?! I want the chaos. I want the misunderstandings. I want clueless characters. What about you? Do you like characters who really are smarter than everyone else and have it all figured out, or do you like characters who haven’t got a clue?

~Samantha Kane

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The Devil's Thief by Samantha Kane
Publisher: Loveswept (November 12, 2012)
Series: The Saint's Devils, 1
Genre: Historical Romance

In Samantha Kane’s sensual tale of wicked passion, a desperate woman must resort to burglary—but the beautiful thief ends up stealing the heart of a rogue.
The daughter of a reformed jewel thief, Julianna Harte knows a thing or two about stealth. When the foundling home she provides for finds itself in dire financial straits, Julianna is forced to do the unthinkable. In a bit of misguided Robin Hood derring-do, she slips through the window of a wealthy rake to search for a treasure she knows is there: an invaluable pearl. But when the towering and very naked occupant of the moonlit bedroom ambushes her with a bargain—a night in his bed in exchange for the pearl—Julianna doesn’t know if it’s masculine heat or sheer desperation that makes his terms so tempting.

Alasdair Sharpe had no intention of keeping his end of the bargain. Planning to offer his little cat burglar carte blanche instead, he promptly loses himself in the delights of unexpected pleasure. But when he awakes the next morning to find his family heirloom gone, fury quickly replaces sensual languor. Of course, Alasdair is more than willing to use seduction to reclaim his stolen pearl—and find the key to Julianna’s heart.

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One lucky commenter will win a
NetGalley preview (ecopy) of
The Devil's Thief!

(Winner must have a NetGalley account; book expires in one month)

How to Enter:

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Giveaway ends 11/16 -- Good Luck!

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Thanks for stopping by, Samantha! Again, I'm so sorry for the post delay, but I'm glad we could reschedule! I look forward to reading this book--and all your future books as well! :)



Until Next Time,

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Tin said...

The Robin Hood reference is what piqued my interest -- and the cover looks very nice!

Enjoyed the post -- agree that imperfect love is more interesting. ^_^

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The_Book_Queen said...

Congratulations, Tin--you're the winner! I've sent your info to Samantha, she should be contacting you soon.