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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Marooner by Barbara Devlin ❤️ Spotlight & Signed Book Giveaway ❤️

Lady Sophia Grace Radcliff, the epitome of a genteel Englishwoman, has no idea what awaits her, when she is summoned to her father’s study to meet her prospective husband. Given the miserable state of the family finances, she understands she will be sold to the highest bidder, to save the earldom from a humiliating declaration of insolvency, and it is a sacrifice she is prepared to accept. But the impeccably tailored garb and clean-shaven face do nothing to conceal the menacing demeanor of her intended. How will she survive a match to a man she fears?

Leland Stryker, known throughout the pirate ranks as The Marooner, for his practice of abandoning his victims on deserted islands, is a ruthless buccaneer who reluctantly signs a pact with the English, in exchange for a full pardon for past crimes. But the Crown extends no protection to the fairer sex, and it is in the sensual realm that Leland feeds his basic instincts. After he successfully negotiates the purchase of a highborn bride, he proceeds to well and truly debauch her. But something happens on the journey to America, as his wife assumes her position without complaint, and soon Leland realizes he faces his most lethal opponent. Who will win the battle of the hearts?

In that instant, Leland would have given anything to unleash his men on the perfumed pack of hyenas, and he would have marooned them, true to his reputation, on a deserted island, where they would, no doubt, eat each other.

When he checked his lady, he discovered tears rolling down her cheeks, and he cupped her chin. He was not sure why he did it, but then and there he kissed her.

The gesture, more an attempt to comfort than seduce, began as a gentle communion of flesh but quickly grew into something more, as she splayed her hands to his chest and backed him against the wall. Driven by unmasked desperation, she parted her sumptuous lips, and he plundered the warm, inviting enclave of her mouth and twined his tongue with hers, which garnered a soft moan.

Without thought, he skimmed his palms along her enticing peaks and valleys and fondled the twin swells of her bottom. It was then she ended their heated rendezvous, a countenance of shock marring her beautiful features, and he drew her into his arms.

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Devlin's prose and descriptions enchant right from the opening scene. ~RT Book Reviews

This heart-fluttering, nerve-wracking, swoon-worthy romance is one for the ages! ~InD'tale Magazine

Barbara Devlin offers history, romance, and mystery all wrapped up in an engrossing story that is filled with witty repartee and ribald scenes that border on debauchery. ~IndieReader

USA Today bestselling, Amazon All-Star author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller, but it was a weeklong vacation to Bethany Beach, DE that forever changed her life. The little house her parents rented had a collection of books by Kathleen Woodiwiss, which exposed Barbara to the world of romance, and Shanna remains a personal favorite. Barbara writes heartfelt historical romances that feature not so perfect heroes who may know how to seduce a woman but know nothing of marriage. And she prefers feisty but smart heroines who sometimes save the hero, before they find their happily ever after. Barbara is a disabled-in-the-line-of-duty retired police officer, and she earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.


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  1. Book sounds great, hope to get a chance to read it; thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Following! Thank you! I love Pirates!

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  4. Leland Stryker, The Marooner, sounds like a great character. Already following on BookBub.

  5. Following on Bookbub. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Followed, sounds fabulous, thanks for the giveaway! Following with yahoo email address

  7. AWESOME cover & excerpt, Thanks for the chance to win, Following on BookBub.

  8. Following on Bookbub! Thanks for the giveaway!


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