At the last book chat, I announced that the September selection was Jo Beverly’s An Unwilling Bride, and I was all set to rock and roll when I learned that Kensington doesn’t have the digital rights to the book, and can’t release an ebook version alongside the reprint. RUH ROH!
So, this month, we’re going to do two chats! WOO! First, since An Unwilling Bride is a much-loved and/or muchly-controversial historical romance, I still want to talk about it. Jo Beverly is also interested in chatting with readers so we will host a chat about that book this month – stay tuned for details.
That also means that I have a more different selection for the September Book Club, one that is still a historical romance with plenty of what I call “romangst:” Mistress by Marriage by Maggie Robinson.
Here’s the summary:
Baron Edward Christie prided himself on his reputation for even temperament and reserve. That was before he met Caroline Parker. Wedding a scandalous beauty by special license days after they met did not inspire respect for his sangfroid. Moving her to a notorious lovebirds’ nest as punishment for her flighty nature was perhaps also a blow. And of course talk has gotten out of his irresistible clandestine visits. Christie must put his wife aside—if only he can get her out of his blood first.
Caroline Parker was prepared to hear the worst: that her husband had determined to divorce her, spare them both the torture of passion they can neither tame nor escape. But his plan is wickeder than any she’s ever heard. Life as his wife is suffocating. But she cannot resist becoming her own husband’s mistress. . .
As usual, if you use SBTBARE at checkout, you will get a 50% eBook Bucks Rebate at AllRomance.com, the official sponsor of the Sizzling Book Club. The 50% rebate at AllRomance will be valid from September 9-23, 2011. You can also buy a paperback copy at Amazon, Book Depository, or wherever you like to go book shopping.
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE. In addition to the digital book rebate, Kensington has offered four print copies to readers who are interested in the book club selection this month.
Just tell me in the comments which is your favorite angst romance, or “romangst” as I call it. Which book twists your heart into a throbbing pretzel each time you read it?
Standard disclaimers apply: Void where prohibited. I am not being compensated for this giveaway. No shirt, no shoes, no service, but you may get to be a cover model. This disclaimer does not cover misuse, accident, lightning, flood, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquake, hurricanes and other acts of God, neglect, or damage from improper reading. Contest is open to international residents, and you must be 18 to win. As in, you must actually be the number eighteen. I expect proof in the form of your pants.
You have 24 hours to enter – ready, set, go!
I will be scheduling the Unwilling Bride chat and the September Book Club Chat as soon as I can, so stay tuned for those – it’ll be a very chatty month here at the hot pink palace. WOO!
ETA: Winners! The winners of a paper copy are:
- MarieC at 6:49 am
– Amber at 7:00 am
– Jane Schwarz at 3:20 pm
– LadyScandal at 4:16 am
Winners: please email me at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom with your mailing address so we can get your books out to you!
Also: the random integer selector originally selected Maggie Robinson as the winner of her own book. HA! Thanks for entering everyone!