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Friday, July 3, 2009

Knight of Desire by Margaret Mallory........ Blog Tour! Book Review & Giveaway!

Knight of Desire Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY!

Be Swept Away in a time where an honorable knight named William will steal your heart.... Knight of Desire

Who's getting swept away? CONGRATs to Rachie2004, aitmama, LadyVampire, LibraryGrinch, and throuthehaze for winning copies of Knight of Desire! AND Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun!

About the Book...
Fearless in Battle

"His surcoat still bloody from battle, William FitzAlan comes to claim the strategic borderlands granted to him by the king. One last prize awaits him at the castle gates: the lovely Lady Catherine Rayburn.


Tender in Bed!

Catherine risked everything to spy for the crown. Her reward? Her lands are declared forfeit and she is given this choice: marry FitzAlan or be taken to the Tower. Catherine agrees to give her handsome new husband her body, but she's keeping secrets, and dare not give him her heart. As passion ignites and danger closes in, Catherine and William must learn to trust in each other to save their marriage, their land, and their very lives."


On a cool October night a beautiful young girl sneaks out into the stables to take a last ride before she is to be married.... She surprises a young knight sleeping in the stable... it is an encounter that neither one of them will ever forget.... And neither will you! This is a wonderful story! Rich with passion and great characters! Catherine is a strong willed independent woman, even as a young girl. Beautiful & smart! William FitzAlan is noble, kind, loyal, brave and gorgeous! Their romance is sizzling! Their marriage is complicated... Catherine's first marriage was to a cruel, abusive man. Not knowing anything other than the pain & suffering she felt at the hands of her first husband, she is afraid to put her trust in William ( in bed & in his heart). Unable to avoid the "inevitable", she is ultimately surprised & delighted at the passion between them! And slowly they try to resolve the other issues in their lives- the secrets that still separate them & the trust they must put in eachother to survive the turmoil around them.


Knight of Desire is a historical romance and Margaret Mallory certainly did her homework! The setting for Knight of Desire is 600 years ago during the Welsh rebellion, when the welsh were fighting to take over as much of England as possible. Knight of Desire has everything you'd want in a great story: political intrigue, love, lust, loyalty & friendship and plenty of suspense! You will not be able to put it down! I couldn't! I became totally absorbed in the lives of William & Catherine! And I have 5 copies of Knight of Desire to give away!!!


A Little About Margaret Mallory...


Why write about medieval times?..People often ask me how I happened to choose the early 1400’s as the setting for my first book, KNIGHT OF DESIRE. What more exciting period could I find? I have a king who usurped the throne from his cousin, rebellions and traitorous plots everywhere, and one of England’s greatest kings is a prince who is beginning to show the man he will become.


In truth, I love history and would be happy writing stories set in different times and places. What I particularly like about the medieval period—besides all the adventure an

d political intrigue—is that it lends itself so well to stories with themes of honor and loyalty. And then there are the knights, of course...


A Little More Personal...

Margaret Mallory started out as a Midwest girl. Except for two years in Africa, she grew up in small towns in northern Michigan. Not long ago, she surprised (shocked?) her friends and family by abandoning her legal career—and steady job—to write novels. She is thrilled to spend her days writing stories of love and adventure, instead of going to endless meetings. After all, she has always loved romantic tales, heroic deeds, and happy endings. And, at long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad and rewarding the worthy—in the pages of her novels. Want to learn more about Margaret? Check out her Website !


About the Giveaway:

Courtesy of Anna Balasai of Hachette Books I have 5 copies of Knight of Desire for a giveaway! Thanks Anna!


Here's how to Enter:

  • Leave a comment with your email address for one entry!
  • For another entry become a follower and leave a comment telling me you just became a follower! (if you're already a follower you'll get an extra entry by entering!)
  • For another entry Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a comment with the link.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on July 18, 2009. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email...) Good Luck!


Be sure to check out the other stops on The Knight of Desire Blog Tour...


Readaholic, This Book for Free, Must Read Faster, Yankee Romance Reviewers, This That and Other Things, Book Soulmates, The Epic Rat, Foreign Circus Library, Happily Forever After, Love Impossible, Morbid Romantic, Books and Needlepoint, Bookin with Bingo, A Journey of Books, Seductive Musings, Alpha Heroes, All About {n}, Anna's Book Blog, Marta's Meanderings, Review from Here, Starting Fresh, Maria's Space, Darby's Closet


*P.S. This book is Kindle Ready! (not part of the giveaway though!)

45 comments:

throuthehaze said...

count me in!
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throuthehaze said...

follower
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Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book.
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Anonymous said...

I am a follower.

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Yvette Kelly said...

I re twat.
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LadyVampire2u said...

I'd like a chance to win this book. I just became a follower and have posted about this contest at my blog here: http://ladyvampire2u.blogspot.com/2009/07/blog-post.html
Thanks and Happy 4th of July!
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trishalynn0708 said...

Count me in. I am a follower and I blogged about the giveaway here..

http://trishasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/giveaways-of-day.html

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chey said...

Sounds amazing
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Margaret Mallory said...

Thanks for the lovely review, Suzanne! As a debut author, I am thrilled to hear you liked my book. Sure hope readers want medievals for escape reading this summer. ;)
Thanks forparticipating in my blogging tour. Now I better get back to writing book 3....
Margaret
www.MargaretMallory.com

Suzanne said...

Thanks for stopping by Margaret! I can't wait for the next book in the series! Knight of Desire was FABulous!! And I'm so happy to be able to offer 5 lucky people the chance to read it!

Take care,
Suzanne

P.S. Just downloaded this on my Kindle today so I could reread it there!

Jenny said...

I'd like to win this book, I've also become a follower

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Dixie said...

I'd love an entry.
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Dixie said...

I am a brand-new follower of your blog.
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ChristineB said...

Please include me in the great book giveaway.

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demmi said...

please enter me in the book giveaway con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

RachieG said...

Please count me in! The book looks delightful!! :)

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RachieG said...

I'm a follower :)

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budletsmom said...

I would really love to win this book please enter me.

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budletsmom said...

I am a new follower.

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Bridget said...

Hi! No need to enter me; just posted this on Win A Book.

Cheri2628 said...

I love historical romances, and medievals are some of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win this delightful-sounding book!

Cheri2628 said...

I am a new follower. :-)

Christina said...

I would love to read this book! It sounds amazing!

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Christina said...

New follower!

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scottsgal said...

Love the cover - can't wait to read this one
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scottsgal said...

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etirv said...

I would like to be entered!!!!
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etirv said...

Already follow!!!!

MoziEsmé said...

Would love to read this!

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MoziEsmé said...

And I'm a follower.

Dawn M. said...

Oooo, I want to read this one so bad. Count me in! :0)

Thanks!
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Marie said...

I would love to read this, it looks great!

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Marie said...

I am a follower.

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Beth said...

You can skip me this time. Since I'm a previous winner, thought I'd give someone else a shot :D

The really good news is I used your kindle link to pick it up for the bargain price of 1.99! That was very convenient ... Thanks!

Dina said...

Thanks for introducing this exciting book! I appreciate you stopping by my blog and commenting.

Dina said...

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Dina said...

New follower!

Emma said...

Knight of Desire sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the drawing. augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com
.Thank you.Emma

Debbie said...

Please enter me!

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Debbie said...

I follow - Google Reader

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DCMetroreader said...

Please enter me.

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barbrafl said...

+1 Commenting
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Thanks for the contest!
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Margaret Mallory said...

Congrats to the winners! Hope you enjoy my book. Suzanne, thanks for the contest & lovely review. :) By the way, book 3 of the series has been moved up to June--yay!

Margaret Mallory

Knight of Desire, Available Now
Knight of Pleasure, Dec 2009
Knight of Passion, June 2010

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