Monday, May 4, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: Mayhem and the Marquess (Lords of Havoc #1) by Win Hollows

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Mayhem and the Marquess by Win Hollows. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt and the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Mayhem and the Marquess
Series: Lords of Havoc #1
Author: Win Hollows
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Publication Date: March 17th 2019
Print Length: 283 pages
Genres: Historical, Suspense, Romance
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Daughter of an infamous murderer, Ivy Wollard now wields knives instead of needlepoint to survive in a society where no one wants her. When the Marquess of Blackbourne comes along and ruins her chance at a better life, she decides she’d rather have her toes eaten by eels than agree to his proposed scheme. There’s no way her surrender has anything to do with the mesmerizing angle of his jawline or the wicked twinkle in his eyes.

But Asher Blackbourne has a secret. He knows it’s just a matter of time until he goes mad and loses his illustrious title, so when Ivy falls into his path, he realizes he could use her to keep his house of cards from falling down. If every illicit touch between them doesn’t drive him mad first, that is.

Yet Ivy cannot escape her grisly legacy and the dark desires of her father’s admirers. What if violence runs through her veins, and no one who gets close is safe? Mayhem will descend as this rake finally falls for the enigmatic woman who might be just his brand of poison…Er, cure, of course.

**The eBook is only $0.99 on Amazon!**

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EXCERPT:
Blackbourne came towards the clawfoot tub, running a finger along the porcelain edge.

Ivy shrank back instinctively into the steam.

He chuckled. “Don’t worry, love. I won’t bite,” he drawled, and then paused. “Yet.”

She inhaled as his eyes flashed promises of things she wasn’t sure she understood.

“Your bathwater is quite thoroughly unrevealing with all those suds. What a pity.” He sighed, pulling the nearby chair closer to the tub and lowering himself down into it. “Will you wash your hair for me?”

Ivy blinked “Right now?” she choked, reaching up to pat her hair, which she’d styled in a high chignon.

He nodded, his posture relaxed, although Ivy knew this to be deceptive. He was waiting to hear her answer with taut focus. When she didn’t move a muscle, Blackbourne interrupted her tumultuous thoughts with a soft suggestion. “Let me help you.”

The words reached out to her with tendrils that wrapped her consciousness in a sensual fog, causing the hair on her nape to rise. This was not done, she knew. A proper lady would never allow a gentleman to touch her hair, much less while she bathed. But what about any of their arrangement was proper in the first place? Who would even know?

Besides him.

So she reached up slowly so as not to disturb the water covering her chest and drew the stickpin from her hair, letting its length fall in a heavy coil down her back.

His sharp intake of breath echoed in the tiled chamber.

Was that a good thing? Ivy’s body trembled as she watched him rise and come towards her through the steam…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Win Hollows is a multi-award-winning romance fiction writer who still believes that love conquers all. She currently lives in Colorado with her own real-life hero and their three fur babies. Her passion is writing stories about love and intrigue and will continue to do so as long as characters keep having conversations in her head. Hollows’ other interests include traveling to places with delicious food and languages she can’t speak, having wilderness adventures, and, of course, reading!

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GIVEAWAY:
Win Hollows will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to one randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the book blast. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop participating in the blast each day. Good luck!
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35 comments:

  1. Hello! Thanks so much for sharing your book with us. Always fun reading about another book to enjoy.

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  2. Thanks for hosting! Readers, the book is currently only $0.99 at Amazon!

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  3. How long did it take you to write your book?

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    1. Hi Bernie! This took me about nine months to write!

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  4. I really like the cover, sounds like a good book!

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    1. Thanks, Julie! I sure hope you get the chance to let me know what you think of it!

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  5. I'm excited to hear what you all think of this book! These characters were so much fun to write!

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  6. Sounds like a very interesting book.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! I'd love to know what you think of it!

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  7. Sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. What do you most enjoy about writing in this genre?

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    1. Hi Caryl! I really love all the fascinating historical elements I end up finding out in my research. Figuring out what life was really like back then, world events, trends, and inventions of the time make writing about it so much fun.

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  9. Love the synopsis. I would love to read a print copy

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    1. Cecilia, I have buy links on this post under the book synopsis and before the excerpt if you'd like to purchase a print copy. =)

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  10. Great looking cover and sounds exciting!!
    @tisonlyme143

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  11. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  12. I think that the cover of your book is colorful and attractive.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. New author for me, sounds good!

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  14. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. It sounds like Ivy leads an exciting but frightening life!

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    1. She most definitely does! But she also is just feisty enough to keep up with it all!

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  16. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  17. The book sounds very interesting. Love the sexy cover!

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