Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Virtual Book Tour: Awakening by Scarlett Valentine

Congratulations to the following winners:

Spot prizes --
Karen H of NC/Karen Haas (week 1)
Marypres/Mary Preston (week 1)
Kathryn Merkel (week 2)

Stalker prize --
Marypres/Mary Preston

Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon GC --
Debra Guyette

Special award --
Karen Haas: Her birthday was 11-11-11, so I let her chose the time and place and title for the C book.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a virtual book tour for Scarlett Valentine's upcoming erotic romance release, Awakening, Book One in The ABCs of Sex series, being released by Tirgearr Publishing on November 2nd. The tour will run October 31 - November 11, 2011 and Scarlett is available for guest blogs or interviews. Additionally, a PDF copy of this release will be available shortly for review by request in conjunction with a post or interview.

Scarlett will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, plus she will occasionally give "surprise" gifts to other commenters on the tour.

Ysbail of Ellesmere is a pawn in her guardian's war. For decades there has been unrest between the marcher lords and Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd, King of Gwynedd. The most recent war had been the bloodiest she could remember in her eighteen years. Madog ap Maredudd, Prince of Powys, and his allies lost untold numbers of men at the hands of Owain's soldiers. When a settlement of truce is presented to Madog, it's at Ysbail's expense. She is to marry Bedwyr ap Owain, one of King Owain’s bastard sons, and his most notorious henchman. If all the rumors and stories she's heard are true, she knows her marriage will be rife with horror and fear.

Since proving himself worthy with his sword, Bedwyr fights at his king's side. He's shed oceans of blood and sent untold numbers of men to their graves. He's become what his name foretold—the grave-knower. He's afraid of nothing, least of all death. All men fear him, including those who fight at his side, and sometimes even his own king. Terror of him lives within women's hearts; only the bravest of whores accept him into their beds. And children weave their own tales of the monster they hear him to be, embellishing the details to their own gruesome degrees.

When King Owain informs Bedwyr that he's to marry Ysbail of Ellesmere as part of a peace settlement with Madog, Bedwyr is furious. A man such as Bedwyr can only survive on the battlefield. For without love, hatred will send a man like him to the edge of insanity. Then push him over. But when Bedwyr sees Ysbail for the first time, blood-thirst turns to blood-lust, and he vows to show her that she should have no fear of him.

October 31: Black Velvet Seductions Blog
November 1: Of Ink and Quille
November 2: Coffee and Characters
November 3: The Forbidden Bookshelf
November 4: Journey with Books
November 7: AsianCocoa's Secret Garden
November 8: Rachel Leigh - Erotic Romance
November 9: Erotica For All
November 10: Wendi Zwaduk - Romance to Make Your Heart Race
November 11: Seduced By Books