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Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very pleased to welcome author, Samantha Grace back to our sites today.
Samantha Grace made her debut earlier this year with Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel. Her newest regency romance, Miss Lavigne’s Little White Lie, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and she did a happy dance in her kitchen. Samantha lives with her husband, their two tenacious kids, and an endless parade of characters that inhabit her imagination.
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Samantha's debut historical romance series, BEAU MONDE BACHELOR currently has two books, "Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel" and the most recent release " Lady Amelia's Mess and a Half" which was just released on June 1. Let's take a look at both books in this great new series……
"Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel"
BEAU MONDE BACHELOR Series, Book 1
Jaded heiress Lana Hillary learned this lesson the hard way when the dashing man of her dreams turned out to be a lying scoundrel. With two Seasons behind her and the memory of his betrayal still fresh in her mind, Lana seeks a match with a respectable gent. But why must they all be so properly boring? Unable to rein in her bold nature for long, Lana flirts with trouble and finds herself entangled with the exact type of man she’s vowed to avoid.
Love ‘em-and- leave ‘em Lord Andrew Forest lives for pleasure and offers no apologies. But he receives a dose of his own medicine when his family’s innocent houseguest beds him then disappears without a by your leave. Rejected by the most captivating woman in England, Drew is determined to intercept Lana Hillary before she reaches London and convince her to marry him. Then he’ll teach the little vixen a thing or two about how to love a man.
" Lady Amelia's Mess and a Half"
BEAU MONDE BACHELOR Series, Book 2
What’s a little scandal between lovers…
Widowed philanthropist Lady Amelia Audley would like nothing more than to forget wealthy bachelor Jake Hillary, but it’s blasted difficult when he is seated next to her at a dinner hosted by his mother. It’s even harder to forgive him for kissing her senseless a year earlier then disappearing without a word. Yet, Amelia must endure Jake’s company if she wishes to benefit from his mother’s connections and win support for a project dear to her heart, the renovation of the foundling hospital.
Jake Hillary has known nothing but heartbreak since he met Amelia. First, she chose his closest friend instead of him then she dismissed his love letters and took up with a rake while he tended to urgent family matters. When his debauched brother sets out to seduce her, Jake risks his heart once more and begins to court Amelia. Soon he and Amelia discover an abiding affection for one another, a love that has survived despite the efforts of others to keep them apart. Happiness seems within their reach at last until the past resurfaces and threatens to destroy their love forever.
"Miss Lavigne’s Little White Lie"
BEAU MONDE BACHELOR Series, Book 3
Just released October 9, 2012
A SCOUNDREL DRIVES A HARD BARGAIN…
Spirited and determined to protect her young brother at any cost, Lisette Lavigne is desperate to flee New Orleans. There’s only one ship sailing to England, though, and the rakish Captain Daniel Hillary will only allow Lisette’s family aboard for a steep price…
BUT A LADY ALWAYS GETS THE UPPER HAND…
Daniel prides himself on running a tight ship, and he knows a lady will be nothing but trouble on a long voyage. Yet he can’t help but break his own ironclad rules when Lisette persuades him that being gentlemanly just this once is his wisest course of action…
We know! It sounds like a great new series doesn't it?! Before you run off to start ordering or adding to your TBR list, check out Samantha's interview with Captain Daniel Hillary and Lisette Lavigne so you can learn more about the characters from her newest release…….
It’s great to be at Book Monster Reviews and Literal Addition today. A big thanks to Carla and Michelle for being gracious hostesses and inviting me back. Today I’ve brought along a couple of guests, Lisette Lavigne and Captain Daniel Hillary, the heroine and hero from my newest Regency historical romance, Miss Lavigne’s Little White Lie.
Lisette Lavigne is a native New Orleans resident traveling to England with her young brother and female cousin. Some might call it running away from her fiancé and his goons in the middle of the night, but why quibble over tiny details? The only thing that matters is keeping her brother safe, and she’ll risk anything to do it.
Captain Daniel Hillary is the commander of the only ship sailing for England on the date Miss Lavigne wishes to travel. He loves the sea and a woman’s supple curves beneath him, but the two don’t mix. There are too many dangers, and past experience has shown women are not as hardy as one would expect. Still, he finds himself in a predicament when he breaks his own rule and allows Miss Lavigne and her family passage. Perhaps he’ll just have to test his hypothesis about the compatibility of a naked wench beneath him and sea travel.
Okay. Let’s bring out Miss Lavigne and Captain Hillary. (Lisette and Daniel enter with a rather large man trailing behind them. He has a long horn clutched in one hand and a pistol strapped to his side.)
SG: Captain, I see you’ve brought another guest.
Daniel: My first mate, Patch Emerson. He’s agreed to be part of our game today.
Lisette: What game? I thought we were here for moral support for Ms. Grace.
SG: Captain Hillary, didn’t you tell her what I have planned today?
Daniel (shrugs nonchalantly and grins): It may have slipped my mind.
(Lisette glances nervously between us)
SG: Don’t worry, Miss Lavigne. You don’t have to play unless you want to.
Lisette: Merci, Ms. Grace. If I could bow out…
Daniel: You’ll play.
Lisette: No, I won’t. I intend to bow out.
Lisette (chin lifting a notch): Who are you to tell me no? I said I’m stepping aside—
Lisette (hands on hips): What did I say about telling me no?
Daniel: Do you intend to scream in front of all these people? You know, it’s unbecoming to screech like a fishmonger’s wife.
(She nails him with the evil eye)
Daniel (laughing): Not that again. It doesn’t work on me, Lis.
Lisette: Nothing short of a large stick against your skull is likely to be effective.
Daniel: Are you calling me stubborn?
SG (interrupting): Perhaps this was a bad idea.
Lisette: Forgive us, Ms. Grace. I will play, but only because you are asking.
SG: Um… Okay, then. The game is called Truth or Consequences, which is an old TV show.
(Lisette looks puzzled)
Daniel: You know the meaning of the word truth, don’t you luv?
Lisette (looking as if she might carry through with her threat of knocking him in the head): Of course I do, you infuriating man.
Daniel (smirking): Carry on, Ms. Grace.
SG: Thank you, Captain. As I was saying, Truth or Consequences is a game where you and Miss Lavigne take turns asking each other questions. If either of you give a wrong answer—
First Mate (blows sharply on the horn and we all jump): That’s how you’ll know you are wrong.
SG: I’m not sure that’s necess—
First Mate (blows it again, scaring the bejesus out of me): It’s no problem, Ms. Grace. I’m happy to help.
SG (frowning): Fine. Go stand over there then. (First Mate moves behind Lisette’s chair) Where was I? If one of you gives an incorrect answer, the person asking the question gets to dole out a consequence. Who would like to ask the first question?
Daniel: Allow me.
Lisette: No ship questions. That would be unfair.
Daniel (flashing a wicked smile): Very well. What were you thinking before I kissed you the first time? Because the look on your face…
Lisette (blushing): On second thought, ask me about the ship.
Daniel: I thought you were going to gobble me up, luv.
Lisette (turning a deeper shade of red): May I have a different question, please?
Daniel: All right. What orders did I give you when your former betrothed caught up to us at sea?
Daniel: Pardon? I didn’t catch your answer.
Lisette (fidgeting): Um, I believe something along the lines of staying below deck.
Daniel: And did you follow my orders?
Lisette: That’s too many questions. It’s my turn now. Wh-what did I do to bring down your fever when you were ill?
Daniel: Ogling my naked body didn’t bring it down.
Lisette: Daniel! (She turns to me) He wasn’t completely bare. Just his upper half.
Daniel: But you did ogle me. Admit it.
Lisette: Sweet Mary! You’re impossible. Why did I agree to accompany you today?
Daniel: Because you’re fond of me?
Lisette (shaking her head slowly and reluctantly smiling): Lord help me, if ever I wished I could tell a lie…
Daniel (reaching for her hand then squeezing it): If we are being honest then, I may have a soft spot for you too, luv. Let’s find a quiet place. I’ve got some creative consequences in mind.
Lisette: Consequences? For what? I answered your question. But come to think of it, you avoided mine.
Daniel (winks): Then I’ll pay the consequences. My way.
Lisette: Isn’t that always the case?
(They walk off together. Daniel’s first mate trails behind, head hanging low)
SG: Well, I should have known things wouldn’t go as planned. Miss Lavigne and Captain Hillary have always been a bit difficult to control. When I was writing their love story, I never knew what they were going to say or do next. But I had a great time with this couple, and I hope readers will too.
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