Wednesday, February 13, 2013

For the Love of Swoon Blog Hop

Welcome to the For the Love of Swoon Blog Hop, hosted by The Book Hookup and I Am a Reader, Not a Writer! What better way could there be to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a book with a deliciously swoony hero?

Here at JDP NEWS I'm giving away a copy of my sweet medieval romance, Illuminations of the Heart, featuring my own swoony hero, Triston. Here's the book description:

"Clothilde." He spoke the name on a breath like a prayer. Then he lowered his head and kissed her.

Her heart is lost in that first embrace, her world is shaken to its foundations. There is just one problem; her name is not Clothilde. It is Siriol de Calendri. Trained in the art of illumination in the far-off city of Venice, Siri is directed by her late brother's will to the county of Poitou in France, where she enters the guardianship of her brother's friend Sir Triston de Brielle. Once in Poitou, Siri hopes to find employment in an illuminator's shop - until Triston unexpectedly snatches her heart away with a kiss.

Triston is a man of quiet honor and courage, but the guild he carries for the death of his late wife, Clothilde, has left him numb and hesitant to love again. Worse yet, Siri bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost love. Or does she? Her merry laughter and twinkling eyes are very different from his late wife's shy smiles and quiet ways. Yet when he gazes into Siri's face, all he sees is Clothilde.

Then Triston's past returns to threaten them both. Will his tragic life with Clothilde be repeated with Siri? Trapped between the rivalry of the king's sons on the one hand and a neighbor out for vengeance on the other, Triston realizes it would be safer to send Siri away. But how can he bear to lose her again?

Siri is determined not to be cast off and not to live in another woman's shadow. She has illuminated many a priceless book with pen and paint. But can her own vibrant spirit illuminate the darkness in Triston's soul and make his heart beat for her alone?

If this sounds like a book you'd like to win, all you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below. The winner may have her choice of a print or Kindle version. (Sorry, my publisher has yet to make it available for Nook.)

Because I'm going to be at a writers conference on Feb 22 and won't be home to choose a winner, I will be leaving this giveaway open through Feb 23. The winner will be announced on February 24. USA entries only this time, please.

OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSSARY. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Winners will be selected on February 24 and have 48 hours to respond to an email notifying them of their win. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Questions? Contact me at

All entered? Then hop along to the links below for some more great giveaways. Being as how it's Valentine's Day (more or less), I would recommend eating a piece of chocolate with each giveaway you enter!


Dorothy said...

This is awesome!I want to join!

Carol L. said...

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.I'd love the print version if I win. Thanks again and Happy Valentine's Day.
Carol L
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