Tessa Dare's characters from her novel A Week to be Wicked ( A | BN | K | S )are making the rounds of the internet today, and we're the last stop on the tour with a really wonderful prize to give away.
First, if you've been following Minerva and Colin, here is the final chapter of their touring story:
From the Journal of Minerva Highwood:
“As the sun sets over the English midlands, we stride together through a deserted oatfield. I can no longer deny that I’m falling deeply, madly in love with this prince of a man. His wavy hair dances in the tender breeze as fading sunlight gilds the contours of his aquiline nose and—”
“Excuse me,” Minerva interrupted. “What on earth are you doing?”
“Nothing.” Colin shoved the journal behind his back.
“I heard you. You’re reading aloud from my journal again. You’ve been doing this all afternoon, at hourly intervals, when you think I’m not paying attention.” She looked around the field. “Just what are you reading aloud for, anyway?”
“Posterity? Posterity is the reason we’re hurrying breakneck to Edinburgh. Posterity is the reason I’m so eager to present my scientific findings. Posterity is why we’re carrying the plaster cast of a prehistoric footprint in this trunk. Posterity has nothing to do with you drawing our progress to a halt every hour to declaim from my private journal.” She crossed her arms. “Who are they?
Colin attempted to look baffled. “They? I don’t know who you could mean.”
“The women. I know you, Colin. You wouldn’t be bothering with this sort of show unless there were women to impress.”
He scratched the back of his neck. “Well, there might be these bloggers… And their readers.”
“I knew it. I knew there had to be women.” Minerva cupped her hands around her mouth and called loudly to all corners of the oatfield. “I do hope these bloggers and their readers know that you’re an embellishing charlatan. I never said a thing about your aquiline nose.” She made a retching sound. “I certainly never wrote that I’m falling madly in love with you.”
He gave her a rakish grin. “That might not be penned in your journal, darling. But it’s written all over your face.”
“Of all the arrogant—” Minerva glared at him. Then she took the journal and gave him a sound thwap on the shoulder.
He rubbed his wounded arm, offended. “What was that for?”
Now, that was cute. Well played, y'all. Want to read all the parts of the story? You can see all the stops on the tour at the AvonRomance blog!
So what's the prize up for grabs up in here? A $200 gift certificate to I Love Inns, which hosts a network of bed & breakfast inns all over the US, courtesy of Avon Books!
- One entry per person.
- Winner will be chosen at random from the comments.
- Your travel expenses are your responsibility beyond the scope of the gift certificate to I Love Inns.
- Open to individuals 18 years of age and older, US only. (My apologies to y'all outside the US).
- Void where prohibited.
- I'm not being compensated for this giveaway.
- Bullet points are very sexy.
So, what do you have to do to enter? Just leave a comment telling us one place you'd love to go (or have already been!) with someone who is very special to you. I know one of the most memorable trips I've taken with Hubby was a very late night drive from Chicago to Iowa City and back, just because we could. Both of us love Iowa, just because we drove through part of it, together in the dark, and talked a lot. What about you? Where have you been, or would love to go, that's special to you?
Here's the hard part: YOU HAVE ONE HOUR. Comments will close at 5pm and I'll announce the winner shortly after 6pm EDT. Ready, set, GO!