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Posted November 17, 2012 by davincikittie in Informational
 
 

Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Maxine Mansfield’s Tempted by the Storm


Larksong Hammerstrike has always been just the younger sister of Princess Aryanna. Never quite as pretty or as smart, always lacking, a mere empath whose power gets her into trouble more often than not. But at Carnalval, the festival of all things sexual, she unleashes her sensual side for a night in the arms of a masked stranger. When morning dawns, Lark can’t resist a peek beneath the mask of her lover and is once again crushed by fate. The man of her lusty adventure is none other than the future Lord of the High Elves and destined to marry her sister.

As heir to the kingdom of Landis and current instructor of wizardry at the Academy of Magical Arts, Sarco Sunwalker is honor bound to rise above the temptation of the beautiful empathic student who invades his mind, body, and soul. But when sparks fly, lightning strikes, and thunder rolls, Sarco finds himself more than tempted by the storm of Lark’s passion and vows to find a solution that will prevent a war between races, fulfill an infamous quest, and win Lark’s hand.

Read an excerpt

There was only one word that could describe the creature standing before him. Wonderful.

“Did you say something?” the woman whispered.

He shook hishead. “Nothing, I just can’t believe my luck. You really are real and here with me.”

She smiled, but her smile didn’t extend to her eyes.

Before another heartbeat passed or another breath taken, he stood at her side. With tenderness, he gazed into her gentle, masked face and took both of her hands in his. He was humbled as her fingers trembled even more than his own did. “We don’t have to do this if you’d rather not.”

She smiled wider, and her eyes gleamed with mischief. “I suppose we might as well. After all, we’re already here, and you’re at least halfway undressed.”

Sliding his hands up her arms and around her shoulders to her back, Sarco felt for and found the clasps holding her gown together. With the flick of a wrist, they gave way, and with a swish, the silky fabric fell to her hips exposing lush, rose-tipped breasts. Just the right size to hold in both hands, to fondle, to caress, to taste.

“Hmm, it seems you’re halfway undressed yourself.”

Buy Tempted by the Storm on Wild Rose Press | Amazon

What’s next?

“In spring 2013 I have the 3rd book of The Academy Series coming out, Taken by the Passion. And that same summer, book 4, Tamed by the Fire is scheduled for release.”

Checkout the first book in the Academy Series, Touched By Magic, below…

Giveaway (US/Int)

Maxine is giving away one paperback or e-copy of Tempted by the Storm (winner’s choice, no shipping restrictions) to a commenter on today’s post! To enter to win, leave a comment or question for Maxine then fill out the Rafflecopter widget.
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About the author

Maxine Mansfield writes romances in many different forms from her easy chair in the far northern state of Alaska, where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer. She has one very special man, three equally special adult children, and six delightful grandchildren in her life. Not to mention a very bossy and verbal African Grey parrot called Gabriel.

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11/13 – Books n Kisses
11/14 – United by Books
11/15 – Ramblings from this Chick
11/16 – Riverina Romantics
11/17 – GraveTells
11/18 – Book Lovin Mamas
11/19 – Book Monster/Literal Addiction


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