Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spring into Romance: Tracey Devlyn (Love Letter/Giveaway)

Good morning fabulous readers! Continuing on with our Spring into Romance event I would like to welcome the super sweet, Tracey Devlyn, who is celebrating her debut release historical romance novel A Lady's Revenge. You can check out Lexi's review of this novel by clicking >here< Tracey is stopping by with a love letter from the heroine of her novel and a great giveaway at the end, enjoy!


Love Letter, Interrupted – by Tracey Devlyn

Paris, France
Summer of 1804

Dearest Guy,

Parisian society grows more tedious by the day, making my mission here all but impossible. Now that Napoleon has declared himself Emperor, the atmosphere is charged with uncertainty and there’s a heightened sense of wariness amongst my targets. But the Chief has sent me the name of the man suspected of destroying the six British ships. From what I have gleaned so far of the Frenchman’s nature, he is ruthless enough to accomplish such a feat.

I find myself both excited about and terrified of this additional mission. Valère is touted to be handsome, charming, and extremely intelligent. If he is responsible for the lives lost on those ships, he operates on a level I have yet to climb.

Oh, Guy. How I wish you were here. I miss our training sessions and long discussions about weaponry. Three years have crept by without a single teasing wink from you. How many times have I walked down the street and imagined seeing your black locks and broad shoulders weaving through a crowd? Too, too many.

My regret is nearly as strong as my loneliness. You’ll never know how much I grieve the loss of your kiss on that fateful night at Mrs. Lancaster’s masquerade. If only I’d had enough courage to lean forward, to press my lips against yours, I could have at least brought that small piece of you with me to France. But no, I chose to flee like a stupid, stupid girl—

A knock sounded at the drawing room door. Cora’s heart leaped and she slid the missive beneath the ink blotter. Lady Kavanagh poked her grey head around the door. “Excuse me, Cora,” her aunt said, “your gentleman friend has arrived.”

Valère. Cora closed her eyes for the briefest of seconds before meeting her aunt’s concerned gaze. “Give me a minute, if you will.”

Her aunt hesitated a moment before nodding and closing the door.

Cora lifted the blotter to retrieve her unfinished missive. She smoothed her fingers over Guy’s name, ignoring the clench of longing in the back of her throat. Then she set corner over the sputtering flame of a candle and followed the fire’s advance down the sheet of paper, burning away every damning word. Standing, she tossed the fiery square onto a silver salver.

With a heavy heart, Cora straightened her shoulders and cleared her mind of the future she could never have. Cleared all expression from her face until the Raven stood in her place.  She turned toward the door, toward her destiny...

Please leave a comment for a chance to win a print copy of A Lady’s Revenge (U.S. and Canada only, please).

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BRIEF SUMMARY OF A LADY’S REVENGE:


A British agent flees her French captor’s torturous dungeon and falls in love with the decoder responsible for her imprisonment.
British agent Cora deBeau has spent the last three years seducing secrets from the most hardened of French spies while searching for her parents’ killer. When her latest assignment goes awry, she suffers at the hands of her French captor until Guy Trevelyan, the Earl of Helsford and master cryptographer, saves her during a daring rescue. Scarred and wary of men, Cora shies away from the one man who could heal her savaged heart.
After rescuing Cora from a French dungeon, Guy discovers it was one of his deciphered messages that led to her captivity. Guy strives to earn her forgiveness while outwitting their enemy. But will he find the scars on her wounded soul run too deep?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tracey Devlyn writes historical romantic thrillers (translation: a slightly more grievous journey toward the heroine's happy ending). An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters. For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at:




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~*GIVEAWAY*~
Ad Tracey mentioned above, she is giving away one copy of A Lady's Revenge to one US or Canadian reader. To enter,  just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the RaffleCopter below with your name and email address. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
Make sure to visit Shannon at Cocktails and Books for more great love letters & giveaways!


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39 comments:

Andrea said...

This sounds good, I like a historical romance that takes place outside of ballrooms. A female spy will be interesting.

Wendy Lohr said...

Gah!!! How cruel to be interrupted from such an amazing letter! And then to have to burn it?!!! I am even more intrigued about this book now. Thank you for the wonderful post and giveaway!

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

This sounds very good, i enjoyed reading the post! And wow :)
thank you for the giveaway.

Lexi said...

Chillingly good Tracey! I like having a glimpse into what it was like for Cora when she was undercover. Makes me want to reread this book!

Na said...

I feel for Cora and I definitely want to read more about her.

Joanne said...

I want to know what the rest of the letter said. I guess we never will since Cora burned it with the candle. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds fantastic.

Joanne B
e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Tracey Devlyn said...

Hi Andrea, I have read many fabulous books that take place outside the ballroom, but I wanted to try something a little different with A Lady's Revenge. :)

Tracey Devlyn said...

Wendy, you made me smile. Sorry about the letter! :)

Tracey Devlyn said...

Loretta, thanks for stopping by!

Tracey Devlyn said...

Thanks, Lexi! You made my day.

Tracey Devlyn said...

Na, thanks so much!

Tracey Devlyn said...

Thanks, Joanne!

Karen C said...

The more I hear/read about A Lady's Revenge, the more intrigued I am. I don't read a lot of historical romance but have to admit this historical romantic thriller is sounding pretty interesting. I'm hooked and want more!! I hate that she burned the letter~~
k(dot)cherub2011(at)gmail(dot)com

Jane said...

Congrats on your debut release, Tracey.

Lexi said...

Anytime Tracey =) And thanks for stopping by to respond to everyone!

Grandma to Twins + One said...

I love historical romances and one with a female spy sounds great. I loved the post. Thanks for the giveaway!

ladystingray72118(at)gmail(dot)com

AprilAlvey said...

This sounds very good, i enjoyed reading the post! And wow I Loved It :)
thank you for the giveaway butterfli262002@yahoo.com

divavixenqueen said...

Definetely a new author for me,the post was really good
and it's definetely one for my TBR list.

Di said...

now I want to find out what happens!
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Michelle Grogan said...

Wow! Intrigue, mystery, suspense, romance, history . . . all the best aspects of a romantic suspense. The letter left me wanting to know more. Amazing job!!

Tore said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Barbara E. said...

A Lady's Revenge sounds like a wonderful story. I think Cora deserves some happiness after what she's gone through and I can't wait to see how everything turns out for her and Guy.

Maureen said...

It looks like a great story with a lot of intrigue.

June M. said...

Congrats on your release! A LADY'S REVENGE sounds like a great historical, with romance, suspense, a mystery to solve, and much more. I can't wait to read more about Cora and Guy and find out how they work to get their HEA.

erin said...

OOOOH... awesome scene! I've read such wonderful reviews for this book! can't wait to read it :) Thanks for the great post and giveaway!

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Way to leave a persone wanting to find out what happens...

Books sounds terrific!

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds good.

rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

three years! that's a long time without seeing him!! thank you so much for the contest, the book looks excellent.

Erica McFarland said...

Loved the letter! I'm such a fan of the spy genre and it is at its best when used in the regency romance.

Tracey Devlyn said...

Erica, I'm so happy to hear you like spy themes in Regency romance! I'm writing two more books for this series. :)

Tracey Devlyn said...

Carrie, LOL! Yes, I very long time.

Tracey Devlyn said...

Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!

Tracey Devlyn said...

Maria, Sorry! LOL

Tracey Devlyn said...

Hi Erin, thanks so much for the feedback!

Tracey Devlyn said...

June, I'm afraid it's a bit of a rocky road to their HEA, but I promise not to disappoint!

Tracey Devlyn said...

Thanks, Tore!

Tracey Devlyn said...

Thanks, Michelle! I had such fun writing Cora's letter.

Tracey Devlyn said...

Grandma, April, Diva and Di--thanks so much for stopping by!!

Cheryl S. said...

I would love to read this book! It sounds amazing! Ooooh and the cover...yummy!

Thank you for the giveaway!

sandersknc@yahoo.com

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