Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: To Entice a Spy by Diane Scott Lewis

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for To Entice a Spy by Diane Scott Lewis. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops participating in the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: To Entice a Spy
Author: Diane Scott Lewis
Publication Date: October 11th 2021
Print Length: 242 pages
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense
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In 1794, Widowed Countess Eseld Trehearne seeks revenge for the brutal death of her female companion during a Paris riot. On her return to England, Eseld delves into espionage to defeat the French rebels.

Baron Robert Penhale, Eseld’s childhood love, rejoins the Secret Services after his wife’s death. He’s determined to protect England from the revolution terrorizing France.

A ruthless French spy fights for the common man while disguised as an English aristocrat. He’s intent on revenge against those who oppose him.

With the spy stalking them and Robert in fear for Eseld's life, the fate of the couple verges on disaster.

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EXCERPT:
Pierre entered the Blue Anchor tavern. At a table in the far corner, he sat and ordered a small beer. He reached into his greatcoat pocket and pulled out the letter he’d just picked up from the General Post Office. Crackling it open in the dim candlelight, he started to read the coded letter.

Men laughed and talked in the low-ceiling taproom, puffing on pipes. The word, “revolution,” popped up now and then. Had their arguments been for or against?

The nerve of the English to care about his country’s events, but the murder of useless royalty across the Channel had made George III fear for his crown. Now Britain, along with Austria, attacked France to demand the status quo.

A pretty wench in apron and cap sauntered up to his table.

“You promised to visit me. I’m that earnest to run my fingers through your hair blacker than coal, an’ gaze into them blue eyes. Handsome devil.”

“Not now, I’ll come back later tonight. I’m busy.”

Pierre was anxious to finish his note and turned from her. Another chit he dallied with. He heard her walk off in a huff.

He hunched down and snickered.

The note confirmed that a woman, a spoiled aristocrat, was in town to interfere with him.

“How delightful,” he muttered under his breath. Could that be the recent arrival, Countess Trehearne?

He crunched the paper in his fingers as if to rip apart anyone who impeded his operation. This woman, the delectable Eseld, would be easy to fool, and dispose of, if necessary.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diane Parkinson (Diane Scott Lewis) grew up near San Francisco, joined the Navy at nineteen, married in Greece and raised two sons in Puerto Rico, California, and Guam. She's a member of the Historical Novel Society and wrote book reviews for their magazine. She’s always loved travel and history and has had several historical novels published. Her most recent is the Oyster War Novel set in the 1950s: Ghost Point.

Her spy novella, To Entice a Spy, set in England during the French Revolution—two former lovers chase a ruthless spy; will love rekindle as murder stalks them?—was released on October 11, 2021.

Diane lives with her husband and one naughty dog in western Pennsylvania.

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GIVEAWAY:
Diane Scott Lewis will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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44 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. Sounds like a very good book.

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  3. Sounds like a great book. Congratulations on it's release.

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  4. beautiful cover, I love these types of book

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  5. Interesting book, enjoyed learning about it.

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  6. I like the cover. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Cover looks awesome! Excerpt is intriguing. Great work!

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  8. To Entice a Spy sounds like a wonderful suspenseful historical romance book!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. What was your inspiration to write this?

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    1. First, my intricate map of 18th century Truro. Then I love the late 18th c. And I've always wanted to write about a woman spy. Plus add the spy's POV. Fun! Of course, a romance adds more layers...a lost love.

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  10. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. Learn your craft. Attend workshops, writers conferences, and
      join critique groups. I've been with mine for fourteen years.

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  11. I am loving the cover of this one.
    heather htempadd

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  12. correction: I am loving the cover of this one.
    heather hgtempaddy

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  13. David HollingsworthOctober 13, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    This looks like a really good read!

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  14. wonderful book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  15. I love everything about this book - genre, title & cover!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  16. The character on the cover is wearing a very pretty and elaborate dress!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. I love how the dress is the town on the cover.

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  18. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  19. looks like a fun one

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  20. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  21. David HollingsworthOctober 14, 2021 at 7:35 PM

    Congrats on the release!

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  22. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  23. Do you research history facts when you're writing a book?

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  24. I wonder what the spy mentioned in the title is seeking?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  26. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. David HollingsworthOctober 15, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  28. Where is your favorite place to write?

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