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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sweet Treason by Gail Ranstrom (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Now we would like to share with you a recent release from Gail Ranstrom, her historical romance - Sweet Treason. Enjoy the excerpt!



Title: Sweet Treason
Author: Gail Ranstrom
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 2013
Imprint: Ignite 
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Passion and deadly secrets...On the run from British troops, American Revolutionary War spy Ryan Straughn forces Emily Nevins to hide him on her English farm. But Emily already keeps secrets that could mean her demise if discovered. Nevertheless as the long night wears on, attraction sizzles and they give in to unexpected passion, sure they’ll never see each other again…
Deception and desire…A chance encounter in London society stirs heated memories of their sensual night together. They begin a heady dance of suspicion and desire. Though sympathetic to the struggling Colonists, Emily cannot trust a traitorous spy who may expose her dangerous intrigues. And Ryan risks his very life by trusting a woman privy to his true loyalties. But they are unable to deny their need for one another, even as Emily’s secrets are about to be exposed, and the noose around Ryan’s neck grows tighter. Betrayal and love…And now someone has discovered both their secrets. The price of silence? Betrayal. Of their causes, their love, their futures. In the end, lives will be lost and sacrifices made. Their choice is impossible. Which will they surrender—their lives...or their hearts?

EXCERPT:

Emily scarcely breathed waiting for Ryan to withdraw.
Or continue.
His hand slipped downward, brushing across her chest. Her breath caught, and her breasts tightened in response. “N-now that you are reassured your secret is safe, what is preventing you from leaving?”
“I wish I knew,” he said in a husky voice. “Shall we start with the fact that I am fascinated by the way you say no when you mean yes?”
“I think that is your imagination.”
“Oh, I promise you there is nothing wrong with my imagination.”
Nor hers. “Wishful thinking, then?”
He moved his hand around her waist to draw her against him. “Wishful thinking, indeed, though not without merit, is it, Emily?”
Oh, this had never been in her plan. Never a part of the life she’d envisioned after Oak Hill was finally back in her family’s hands. He could never be a part of that—of the land she loved, the life she’d carved out for herself, or the dangerous secrets she’d carry to her grave. To the contrary, his mere presence threatened every bit of that.
His gaze dropped to her neck. “Does your pulse still skip beats when I brush my lips across your throat? Is your skin still heated to my touch, and is your scent still like lilacs and honey?”
He crooked his finger and lifted her chin, and she knew she should turn away. But his thick sooty lashes lowered as his lips parted ever so slightly. She shouldn’t allow it. No, she really shouldn’t. It could lead to nothing good. She began to open her mouth to protest, but it was too late.
His lips were soft and cherishing as they molded to hers and the sweep of his tongue across hers more deeply intimate than she could have imagined.
She lost all sense of time in the intimacy of that kiss. A moment? An hour? All she knew was that, by the time he lifted his mouth to skim across her cheek and nibble at her ear, she was molten. Burning. Urgent.
“Ryan.” The single word was an affirmation.
He groaned. “Ah, Emmy, are you willing? If you say no, I’ll not ask again, but if you say yes, I’ll waste no more time.”
Could she? She should. She would. “Ryan...” she murmured again, her voice thick with wanting.
A faint rustle invaded her consciousness, but she did not care. She wrapped her arms around his neck and offered her lips again.
“What was that?” Ryan straightened and glanced around.
Sanity returned with a breathless thud. “I...it must be Mrs. Bart in the kitchen. Tomorrow is baking day. She may have come to start the dough.” She slipped out of his arms. “Hurry. If she sees you—”
He swept up his cloak, turned to her, and shook his head. “One day, Emmy, I will take you someplace where there will be no interruptions.”
As sanity returned, she could not quite decide if that was a threat or a promise.




Gail Ranstrom Bio:

Gail has been a seamstress making waitress uniforms for a German Beer Garden, Inventory Clerk at the UofM, an Advertising Account Coordinator and PR writer in a crazy high pressure office, and a Commercial Property Manager in the Los Angeles area. In between, she’s partnered in an Antique business—don’t ask her about Antique Auctions.
Finally, she was tempted by a vocation where she was in control of the next crisis, and could solve it, too—writing.  She is the author of ten novels, three novellas and a brand new release, SWEET TREASON, from Entangled Publishing.  You can find her at www.gailranstrom.com, www.facebook.com/GailRanstrom, and her Twitter handle is @GailRanstrom 





GIVEAWAY:
  1. From Ignite Books:  $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
  2. From Annie Seaton author of Dangerous Desire: 1 sailboat necklace 
  3. From Caridad Pineiro author of For Love or Vengeance: 1 "Reborn' t-shirt and a signed copy of her book Kissed by a Vampire
  4. From Naima Simone author of Secrets and Sins: Malachim 1 $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
  5. From Gail Ranstrom author of Sweet Treason: 1 signed copy of Courtesan’s Courtship and 1 Swarovski Crystal Bookmark (made by Gail)

2 comments:

jodi marinich said...

all the books sounds really good....

Linda said...

Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read!
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Thursday!
//Linda