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Thursday, July 5, 2012

"The White Swan Affair" by Elyse Mady~Huge Giveaway, Too!!

London, 1810

After the tragic death of her beloved, Hester Aspinall vowed never to be ruled by her passions again. Still, she is drawn to her landlord, handsome adventurer Thomas Ramsay–but she doesn’t fool herself that a man of his station would look twice at a poor tailor’s sister.

With the sea for a mistress, Thomas has no intention of entering into matrimony. And yet, he can’t get the plain-spoken and desirable Hester out of his mind, even though she’s never tried to secure his attentions as other women do.

Everything changes the night Hester’s brother is arrested during a raid on a gay brothel, the infamous White Swan. With no one else to turn to, and terrified Robert will hang for his crime, Hester accepts Thomas’s offer to bear the cost of the defense. A true gentleman, Thomas expects nothing in return–but Hester is no longer able to deny her own desires…

She may offer her body eagerly, but can she protect her heart?

Yes, my dear readers!!!  Another Romance Novel from The Bookish Dame!  But, I warned you that the new YA novel is the romance...  Our YAs are growing up and after the "50 Shades" blitz everyone will be looking in this direction for their quick fixes.  Stay tuned for Romance to have its biggest resurgence since the late 1960's!!!   Recession has caused women to dig deeper into the fantasy of the historical past and the romance of forgetfulness and happily ever after....  Deborah/TheBookishDame

Particulars of this book:
Published by:  PMI Books, Boulder CO
Author:  Elyse Mady
Author Website:  http://elysemady.com

About The Author :

About Elyse Mady - website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

Elyse Mady is the author of “Learning Curves”, “The Debutante’s Dilemma”, “Something So Right” and “The White Swan Affair”, with Carina Press.

She blogs at http://www.elysemady.com. You can also find her on Twitter at @elysemady and Goodreads.

In addition to her writing commitments, Elyse also teaches film and literature at a local community college. In her free time she enjoys (well, enjoys might be too strong a word – perhaps pursues with dogged determination would be better) never ending renovations on their century home with her intrepid husband and two boys.

With her excellent writerly imagination, she one day dreams of topping the NY Times Bestseller’s List and reclaiming her pre-kid body without the bother of either sit-ups or the denunciation of ice-cream.

And now a great post written for us by Ms Mady!!

"Historical Hero's, top favorite historical eras for hotties"

A good man is a good man in any era (loving, accepting of the heroine, buns of steel if at all possible ;) but when it comes to historical hotties, I’ve got

1. 18th century

I know this was the ultimate era for dandies.  They powdered their hair and some men wore make-up and high-heels but men that dressed like this were in the minority.  It was also an age of great exploration and discovery and frankly, I’ve always found those elegant three piece suits gorgeous.  A man who knows how to dress well is always attractive.

1.     The Regency

Hardly a surprise that I love this era – I write for it.  The appeal is manifold.  The exquisite manenrs, the clean, modern lines of their clothes, Mr. Darcy.  Mr. Darcy.  Mr.  Darcy.  But I do love the regency era and I think that some of the hottest men (not counting the Prince of Wales, who kind of balances out the hotness factor by being firmly on the not hot side of things).

3.  WW1

I skipped over much of the nineteenth century because frankly, big whiskers, high waisted pants in loud checks and brill cream just don’t do it for me.   My third and final era is that of World War 1.   The decade sees such a sea change and the men – for the most part, average, ordinary men who undertake such heartbreaking tasks at the behest of their country.

It is the ultimate tension between the past and the modern age.  Duty, valour and sacrifice are always such potent forces in a hero.

Now I’d like to know what era you love your heroes to be from?  Ancient Rome?  The Middle Ages?  The Golden Age?   One lucky commenter will win a signed ecopy of my book, THE WHITE SWAN AFFAIR in their choice of format.
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 to enter into the Huge Giveaway in this "..White Swan Affair" tour.

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