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Tour: 83. A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore...

June 1, 2009
Welcome to my tour stop for Jennifer Haymore's A Hint of Wicked... Thank you to Anna at Hachette for organizing the tour, and for my review copy!

About the book:
CAUGHT BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE...

Sophie, the Duchess of Calton, has finally moved on. After seven years mourning the loss of her husband, Garrett, at Waterloo, she has married his cousin and heir, Tristan. Sophie gives herself to him body and soul... until the day Garrett returns from the Continent, demanding his title, his lands--and his wife.

TORN BETWEEN TWO HUSBANDS...

Now Sophie must choose between her first love and her new love, knowing that no matter what, her choice will destroy one of the men she adores. Will it be Garrett, her childhood sweetheart, whose loss nearly destroyed her once already? Or will it be Tristan, beloved friend turned lover, who supported her through the last, dark years and introduced her to a passion she had never known? As her two husbands battle for her heart, Sophie finds herself immersed in a dangerous game-where the stakes are not only love... but life and death.
About the author:(from Hachette) I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pencil…

Wait, no…that’s what every other writer says! I started writing just before my eighth birthday, and it wasn’t on my own volition. I was sailing with my family in a 42-foot sailboat across the Pacific, and since there were no local schools (except those pertaining to fish) nearby, my mother homeschooled me. She was a strict taskmaster! A veritable slave driver! She demanded a new story every day.

So I’d sit in the boat’s galley and write. And stare out the porthole, and write some more. And doodle, and write some more. By the time we arrived in Hawaii the following year, I had a portfolio of stories, and I was hooked. Since then I haven’t stopped. (Well, much. I did take breaks now and then, for things like college, young kids, and a master’s degree.)

I love to read just as much as I love to write, and actually the reading bug hit me at about the same time my mom was cracking the whip over my head and commanding me to write. What else to occupy your time with when there are no other kids to play with and nothing to do but stare at the endless sea? Some of my most recent favorites: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, River God by Wilbur Smith, and anything by Laura Kinsale and Loretta Chase.

Jennifer can be found online at her website, jenniferhaymore.com.

drey's review:
I was very pleasantly surprised by A Hint of Wicked... I must admit, the blurb intrigued me--two husbands? Whoa! (Sometimes I can't even manage one!)  Sophie certainly has a mind & isn't afraid to use it. Yup, my kinda girl!

Jennifer Haymore's writing introduces you to the characters, and pulls you into their story. And even if it was a tad predictable (c'mon, it's a romance, there's always a happily-ever-after somewhere!), it was entertaining, and there was a plot involving nefarious intentions... Good book to stay under the covers with on a rainy day.

Giveaway!
Hachette has up to 5 copies of this lovely book for you! US & Canada residents only, please, and no PO Boxes... To enter, comment and share if you read romance novels. I never used to, much--not since high school anyway, & that's a LONG time ago! Thanks to blogging, I've been re-introduced to the genre, and I must say I have not been disappointed with the crop I've gotten lately! =) As usual, you get +1 entry for following, and +2 for sharing (please come back & let me know what you did & where). 

Every 10 people entered into the contest gets another copy (i.e. another winner) in the hat, so get everyone you know to come on over! The contest ends at 6:00 pm CST June 14th. Please, please, please make sure there is a way to contact you if you're a winner...

Check out the other tour stops, all listed at Bookin' with Bingo! Thanks, Karen!

83 comments:

Melanie said...

I love romance novels! I read lots of them, but have never read one that has two husbands. Sounds good. Currently I'm on a Georgette Heyer kick. She has unique plots too.

housemouse88 said...

Love romances. I can't seem to get enough of them. I'm a follower. Please count me in for this contest. Have a great day.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Drey!

A Hint of Wicked sounds great, I'd love to have this one. Please enter me!

Dottie :)

RachieG said...

I would love to read this!! Romances are fantastic and this one looks cute! PLEASE count me in!! :D

rachie2004 AT yahoo . com

Lyoness2009 said...

Triple love romances...ecspecially enjoy them that don't fit the mold perfectly. :)

lyoness2009 @ hotmail (dot) com

clenna said...

I don't usually read romance novels (I read mysteries) but i'd love to read this one. Like you said - two husbands! Well, that could be a fantasy or a nightmare!

I follow and subscribe.

clenna@aol.com

Cheryl McInnis said...

I've been reading romance since I was a tween and read Sweet Valley High, lol. I then moved on to my mom's Harlequins and haven't looked back since!

and I'm now a follower :- )

cheryl.mcinnis@yahoo(dot)com

gaby317 said...

This sounds so fun. Please count me in!

+1 I'm a follower

+2 I've posted a link to this contest on my blog's sideroll. Thanks!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com

Eden Bradley said...

I'm a huge romance fan (I write it myself, so I must be!), and I love the new directions romance is taking these days, even within a 'classic' genre, like historicals. Love the dual husband premise!

Louisa Cornell said...

Wow, I'm with you! One husband is hard enough to manage, let alone two. But I DO love the premise. How on earth does a girl decide. There are few occasions where I would find the loving two men appealing or believable, but this is definitely one I could read. I love romance novels and historical romances in particular. Always glad to find a new author to add to my bookshelves and MUST BUY list! Enter me by all means!

scottsgal said...

I love romance novels too! Especially the westerns by Linda Lael Miller and Debbie Macomber. This one sounds great!

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I'm also a follower

msboatgal at oal.com

windycindy said...

A good plot, a Duchess with a mind of her own and men! What more could one ask for?!
Please count me in.....
Thanks so much!
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

MJ said...

I'd love this.

+1 follower

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

Kit Donner said...

Hi Jennifer,
Congratulations on your book! I love the title and your book cover is lovely. I read and write historicals. My first book is due in August. I'm constantly reading craft books, judging contests, or reading - right now in the middle of Sally MacKenzie's last "Naked" book. Best of luck! Kit

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Dhympna said...

I have read romances and, in particular, historical romances since I was little. It seems to be a habit that I have always had.

ossmcalc said...

I also love historical romances. This sounds like a wonderful book to read. Please enter me into the drawing.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Belinda M said...

Please enter me

+1 I follow


bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com


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ossmcalc said...

I am also a follower.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Jane said...

I read my first romance in high school, but stopped reading them in college. I started reading romances again about five years ago.

I'm a follower of this blog.

janie1215 AT excite.com

booklover1335 said...

I am a huge romance genre fan, and read them almost exclusively, so would love to win this book. Please count me in!!!

cldivineATyahooDOTcom

booklover1335 said...

I am also a follower +1

cldivineATyahooDOTcom

Amy S. said...

I have been reading romance books for 20 years. I love them and will keep reading them. This book sounds great!

Luvdaylilies said...

I am a romance reader, on occasion=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Caffey said...

I love reading romance! I started reading some in HS and then when I had my children small, I wasn't reading much, but once I came back to it, and too the internet and see more that I missed reading, I love it! I can't go a day without reading! I love historicals and been excited about this!
I'm following your blog now! Looking forward to chatting more books with you too.

CathieCaffey(at)gmail(dot)com

delaney55 said...

I RT your tweet twitter ID Delaney_55

I used to read romance all the time then got into mysteries and vamp novels and would love to read a good romance again.

delaney55 said...

second entry for tweeting

delaney55 said...

I am now following

Delaney

LuAnn said...

What a great giveaway and it's really fun how you have it set up!

reading_frenzy@yahoo.com

Cheryl S. said...

I read romance novels. I particularly like the historical romances.

Please count me in - Thanks!
megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cheryl S. said...

I follow.

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

flchen1 said...

I'm definitely a romance reader--I don't read outside that genre too often ;) Thanks for the review and introduction to Jennifer's debut! I can't imagine juggling two husbands either! ;)

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Karen H in NC said...

I love the sound of this book and can't wait to read it. The 2 planned sequels sound good too!

Please enter me in drawing.

kkhaasATbellsouthDOTnet

Karen H in NC said...

+2 I'm a follower

bafaerydreamer said...

I need lots more books to read. Feed my hunger, please!

Kat Bryan said...

I'd love to read this and see how it ends.

Bridget said...

Just posted on Win A Book.

Marie said...

I haven't read romance books in a while but I have found myself drawn back to them lately -- they have been a great way to escape from the stress I've been under lately!

marielay@gmail.com

Marie said...

I am a follower.

marielay@gmail.com

Leslie said...

I've been reading romances for decades. :) I used to read almost only historicals but now read just about any genre.

I like the premise of A Hint of Wicked - especially the fact that both men are good guys.

Leslie said...

I'm a follower. :)

Alexa said...

I don't read many romance novels, but the few I have, I really enjoyed.

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

Alexa said...

I'm a follower.

lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

Mariee said...

I'm a follower and I've been reading romance as long as I can remember :)

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Nicole said...

I really enjoy the occasional romance novel.
I follow.

DEBIJOT said...

I haven't read a romance novel in a long time, I usually like more dark and sinister books. But, this sounds intriguing. It must be time to give one a good read. Thanks

DEBIJOT said...

follower

olympianlady said...

I do read romances sometimes, if they sound goo, like this one does. Please enter me. Thanks!

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

olympianlady said...

lol, that word was supposed to be 'good', obviously.

Martha Lawson said...

Hi! I would love to win this book! I've read so much about it on different blogs, it sounds great. I've been a lover of romance novels for way longer than I care to admit to!! Okay--at least 35 yrs!! They never disappoint.

Martha Lawson
mlawson17(at)hotmail.com

heatherzilla said...

I have read romance novels since I was a teenager. I have even gotten my husband to read a few. Please enter me in the contest.
heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hi
Oh yes I do read romance novels. I prefer the ones that get a little hot and heavy. I love to read them as I get to little romance in my life. Ah well.
Love the giveaway.
MarionG
polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail Dot com

Maria D. said...

I think I have read 1 romance novel. I would like to read this one! Looks like a good one!

mariadelgado32302 at yahoo dot com

http://mariadelgado32302.blogspot.com

Maria D. said...

I follow.

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http://mariadelgado32302.blogspot.com

Maria D. said...

I blogged.

mariadelgado32302 at yahoo dot com

http://mariadelgado32302.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaways-ill-be-adding-more-through.html

Maria D. said...

I blogged.

mariadelgado32302 at yahoo dot com

http://mariadelgado32302.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaways-ill-be-adding-more-through.html

Allison('s)Reads said...

Would love to read this book, thanks for the chance to win a copy. also posted a promo link on my blog at allisonsreads.blogspot.com

Allison('s)Reads said...

oops, and my email address is cadnac@gmail.com - thanks Drey!

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower. Any of the Nora Roberts trilogies make for good beach romance reading.

email lisamasini@aol.com

A Reader said...

I read them occasionally.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Reader said...

Follower (liane66)

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A Reader said...

Blogged on my blog at sidebar here
http://metroreader.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I read romance novels in high school, then stopped until I got much, much older, ha!
delilah0180 at yahoo dot com

dag888888 said...

Historical romances are my favorite, thanks!
dag888888 at yahoo dot com

dag888888 said...

I'm a google reader subscriber!

etirv said...

I follow you!

Pam said...

I read different genres of books depending on my mood and what I'm doing. Romance is always good for reading on the beach or in the tub!!

Thanks!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pam said...

I follow!!

Thanks!
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Beth said...

Yes, I like romance novels. Thanks for the chance to win this book
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

budletsmom said...

I love romances. Nothing like an escape from reality LOL.

budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

budletsmom said...

I am a follower.

budletsmom(at)yahoo.com

clenna said...

I rarely read romance novels - usually mysteries. But for the last 6 months I've read a couple of romance and I'm glad i did.

clenna said...

I follow

Lisa said...

I'm a follower and LOVE to read.I mix romances in with more serious fare to break up the serious mood that comes of reading too much non-fiction without a break.
I am so glad I found this site. I usually search for book club books as they rarely disappoint but I am finidng that your site is presenting many new books that I haven't come across in my searches. Thanks for this site.

Lisa said...

Another whoops! Post #78 is

lisamasini@aol.com

ossmcalc said...

I follow.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Michelle M. said...

sounds like a wonderful summer read, sign me up
mdmartin@bellsouth.net

deedee said...

Great reviews for this book, I enjoy historical romances best!

Pissenlit said...

Oh, I want to read this!

I just started giving the romance genre a try. Before this, I haven't really read any unless you count Jane Austen.

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