Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pure Temptation by Auria Jourdain ♥ Book Blast & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Historical Romance)




A rogue gypsy hired to kidnap a debutante Creole spying for the Cabildo government discovers they are both pawns in a dangerous Frenchman's game. Over land and sea, they discover the truth, but can they fight their uncontrollable desire for one another to save her family home?






Folding his arms about his chest, Talon stared at her suspiciously. What exactly had they told

her?

Sensing his mistrust, Talia continued. “Alberto has regaled me with your life story, sir. Your

activities during the revolution, and your adventure across England with your cousin, your

Spanish heritage...need I go on?”

Talon smirked and shook his head, gazing out across the rough waters of the Atlantic.

Apparently that bloody Spaniard didn’t know everything. “If you say so.”

“What does that mean?”

“It means that Alberto hasn’t given you the whole truth, not that he knows what it is.” Talon

turned to her, gazing into her magnificent emerald eyes. “I am no Spaniard.”

Reaching a long finger out, Talia wrapped a curl of his dark hair around her fingertip, just as he

had done to her all those weeks ago. She placed her palms against his bare chest, and Talon’s

heart began to race, his blood pumping with desire as she looked up at him seductively. “If not a

Spaniard, what are you?”

As his control dissolved, Talon inhaled her flowery scent that drifted through the air to weave its

way through his senses. Her intimate touch had pushed him over the edge. Without any

scruples, he placed his hands on Talia’s waist and pulled her close, her lithe, curvy body melting

into his tall frame. Her strong, womanly presence drew him closer until his mouth hovered

above hers. Talon whispered in her ear, his voice laden with desire, “I am Romani.”


     



An avid reader from an early age, Auria Jourdain has fond childhood memories of spending quiet afternoons with a book in her hand. She loved the "happily ever after" sweet teen romances, and when she came of age, she plunged into the world of historical romance with fervor, transporting herself to a bygone time. Her favorites were Regency, but as a girl brought up in a common home, she was disheartened that most of the novels of this era focus on the nobility and wealth. Auria set out to write her own romance, encompassing her passion for French Revolutionary history and her innate sense of goodwill for the common man. An idealist at heart, she writes heroes and heroines that struggle to find acceptance in their world. Their differences" and their soul mates' complete acceptance of them are the embodiment of values that she holds dear, passed down to her by her father, a blue collar worker. She has an autistic son struggling to make his own way in the world. Looking to educate people about this mysterious disorder, she's releasing a YA novel set in the U.P just for him during Autism Awareness month, April 2016. She hopes that someday we can break down the social barriers and forgo stereotypical judgments that harm our world.

Auria lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband of twenty years, her four children (ages eight to eighteen), and two golden retrievers. A rather new transplant to the area, she loves the changing of the seasons, and she is currently working on a contemporary romantic suspense trilogy set in her rough and rugged homeland. Silence the Northwoods is set at a local ski resort in her hometown of Ironwood, Michigan--the ski capital of the Midwest. Silence the Waters takes place during the summer on the dangerous river ways that flow into Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula; and Silence the Birchwoods is an autumn tale set on Sugar Loaf Mountain, near Marquette, Michigan. All three involve murder, mystery, and romance, of course.

Auria spends her the long winters plotting and scheming her next book, and in the mild summers, she and her husband spend every waking moment they can hiking and kayaking the Northwoods. An amateur photographer, she lives fifteen miles from the shores of Lake Superior, and her muse has been piqued by the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds her. Although she hasn't officially acquired "Yooper" status yet, she can't envision living anywhere else.


      


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12 comments :

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    1. Interesting question, Mai. As an author, I'd probably have to go with public speaking. I can write a story, a strong response, or a persuasive commentary with no problem, but if I had to stand up in front of people, I'd probably faint on the stage:D That's ultimately why I decided not to apply to law school:D Being an author is a lot more fun;) ~Auria~

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today! <3

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  3. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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    1. Your welcome, Beth! Thanks so much for stopping by:D

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  4. I love the sound of this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Liked the description and excerpt of the book. Will be on my "to read list." Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hi Sharon! Could I ask you to contact me--> http://romancenovelgiveaways.blogspot.com/p/contact-me_4.html You have won a prize but the email address you provided doesn't seem to work and I can't find another way to get in touch with you! Thank you!!!

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  6. Pure Temptation sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. Thank you

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