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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Reluctant Debutante by Wendy May Andrews - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Wendy May Andrews and her new book, “The Reluctant Debutante”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Wendy and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


The Reluctant Debutante
by Wendy May Andrews

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GENRE: Historical Romance (Regency)

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BLURB:

The Duke of Wychwood seeks retribution from the Earl of Pickering. When he finds out the earl has a beautiful young niece, the duke thinks to involve her in his feud, but is shocked to discover he is attracted to her.

The orphaned niece of the earl, Lady Victoria, serves as governess to four of his children and is made to feel like an interloper in her own home. A chance encounter with the duke affords her the opportunity to enter Society, but to take it means risking what little security she has.

Revenge and love don't sit well together, to have a future can they learn to give up the past?

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EXCERPT THREE:

Chapter 3 – First Sparks:

Victoria was beginning to feel quite miserable. She was soaked from head to toe, most of her body immersed in the water. Her heavy skirts were feeling like lead weights as they pulled her towards the current. Her boots were slowly sinking into the sludge on the river bottom. And the gorgeous stranger was now looking at her appraisingly.

“Can you reach my hand?”

Victoria felt a shiver slither up her back at the sound of his deep voice as he leaned down for her.

Wishing there were some other way, Victoria looked at him then up and down the river once more. Unfortunately, the riverbanks had not changed in the last few minutes and there was still no way to get up the bank on her own. Turning back to the stranger, she gritted her teeth and stretched out her hand.

Bryghton was struck by the young woman’s beauty. Her remarkable eyes held so much expressive emotion. He could tell she was scared and embarrassed but she had the wit to realize she had little choice if she wished to be rescued from her precarious position. The duke knew that not too much farther downstream the river deepened considerably.

The feel of her cold little hand in his large, warm one sent a strange sensation through him, but he knew this was not the time to be distracted. Despite her slight frame, her soaking clothes were weighing her down considerably, and effort would be required to get her out. In a similar gesture to hers, he too gritted his teeth and yanked on her arm.

With a plop, and after a swift scrabble up the bank, Victoria landed on the edge of the river next to the impeccably dressed, handsome stranger. Blushing again, she offered a shy, hesitant smile as she pushed herself to a seated position.

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GUEST POST:

Who Inspired My Love for Books:

My parents read to me when I was a small child and I learned to read for myself very young. I’m three years behind my big brother and was hugely disappointed when he started school. My mom spent time reading to me and I fell in love with the written word.

We weren’t allowed to watch television during the week (only on the weekend) so I escaped to the fictional worlds created by books whenever I was done with homework or chores. I had read every single book by Louisa May Alcott and Lucy Maud Montgomery before I was a teenager. My parents, while not well off, supported my reading habits by buying me books regularly, but I was also a very regular visitor at libraries whenever I got the chance.

I have an aunt who is also an avid reader. She had a wonderful, huge collection of books – what felt like hundreds of Reader’s Digest condensed books, as well as novels of various sorts. Whenever we would visit she would let me read whatever I’d like. We would sit in companionable silence and each read our own books. It was wonderful! She has almost every book written by Georgette Heyer which is how I came to fall in love with regency romance.

While my love for words means I will read anything, including the cereal box in the morning, my very favorite thing to read, to this day, is a Georgette Heyer novel. But I also now quite enjoy writing books which fall into a similar vein.

Contemporary books are great too, of course, but there’s something extra special, in my opinion, about recreating a different time and place in a book. Of course, lots of research is required but that’s half the fun!

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AUTHOR BIO:


Best-selling author, Wendy May Andrews, has been in love with the written word since she learned to read at the age of five. She has been writing for almost as long but it took her some time before she was willing to share her stories with anyone other than her mother.

Wendy can be found with her nose in a book in a cozy corner of downtown Toronto. She is happily married to her own real-life hero, who is also her best friend and favourite travel companion. Being a firm believer that every life experience contributes to the writing process, Wendy is off planning her next trip.

She loves to hear from her readers and can be found at her website (wendymayandrews.com), on twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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CONNECT WITH WENDY:

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Wendy will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

39 comments:

  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hi Lisa ~ Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway! :)

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  2. Congrats and the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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    1. James ~ Absolutely! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway :)

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    1. Wendy ~ Absolutely! It is great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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  4. Sounds like a great read. Do you prefer print or e-books?

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    1. Hi Becky! Yes, indeed it does! So, I personally love both, it depends on the situation... I love to curl up with a good paperback book by the fireplace or at the beach, but I love the ease of e-books and how I can "carry" more than one book at time without the extra weight lol... What do you prefer? Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway :)

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    2. I love to read ANYTHING! I was very resistant to digital books but now I am a convert. Outside it's still easier to read a "real" paper book, but anywhere else, digital is more convenient

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  5. What books are you looking forward to reading in the near future? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. This is a good question! Unfortunately, I've been too busy lately to research any upcoming books. But hopefully this month I will have at least one "vacation" day to do nothing but read :-) Good luck with the giveaway!

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  6. Hello, it's me again in to say thank you for the chance at winning. Have an awesome day!

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  7. What is the best joke that you have heard recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  8. What was your favorite childhood book?

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  9. Happy Thursday and isn't this week flying by. Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to win.

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  10. Where is your favorite place you've travelled to?

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  11. Hi and hope you have a terrific day. I appreciate having the opportunity to win this giveaway. Thank you!

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  12. Enjoy this beautiful Saturday, have fun and thanks once again for the giveaway.

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  13. Thanks for sharing this giveaway and good luck on your book.

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  14. Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for all the hard work you put into bringing us this giveaway.

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  15. Growing up, we too were limited to watching TV. My mom would take us to the library and encouraged us to read as well.

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  16. Our weekend went by too quickly. Have a great Monday and thank you once again for the chance at winning.

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  17. Congratulations on your new release and good luck with this book tour! :)

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  18. Enjoy your terrific Tuesday and thank you for the chance at winning.

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  19. If you could travel anywhere in the world that you haven't been to, where would it be?

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  20. Happy Hump Day! Make it a great one and thank you for the chance at winning.

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  21. Hello! I am back to once again thank you for taking the time to offer us this great giveaway.

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