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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Knight of Pleasure by Margaret Mallory! Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Knight of Pleasure
Historical Romance that Sizzles
by Margaret Mallory
Ladies, this one is for YOU!

THE GREATEST PASSION
Lady Isobel Hume is an expert swordswoman who knows how to choose her battles. When the king asks her to wed a French nobleman to form a political alliance, she agrees. But

that's before the devilishly charming Sir Stephen Carleton captures her heart-and tempts her to betray her betrothed, her king, and her country.

IS WORTH THE GREATEST PERIL
Sir Stephen Carleton enjoys his many female admirers-until he dedicates himself to winning the lovely Isobel. So when a threat against the king leads Isobel into mortal danger, Stephen has a chance to prove that he is more than a knight of pleasure...and that love can conquer all.

The year is 1409, Northumberland England, when we meet 13 year old Isobel sword fighting with wooden swords outside the walls of Hume Castle as the boys her age were practicing inside with real swords... "Twas so unfair!" she complained. And so we get a small glimpse into the little girl with spunk, who will grow into an amazing woman!

Betrothed to an old man at age 13, losing all her lands and inheritance by the devilish trickery of a boy she knew in her youth, and who had grown into quite a man, upon her husbands death, and finally falling in love with a man she should resist! This story has got it all!

Margaret Mallory is one of my favorite authors of historical romance! I first read her when she published her book, Knight of Pleasure, which is the first book in this series "All the King's Men". Her writing is fabulous, making you feel you are actually in 15th century England! Her thorough historical research is evident. Her characters leap from the page... and the romance sizzles! We first met Sir Stephen Carleton in the first book, Knight of Desire, as the younger brother of William FitzAlan, the hunk who stole the show and won the hand of the girl! Stephen had a "hero's heart" at the age of 13, and showed us the meaning of gallantry! Margaret Mallory loved the character Stephen so much she just had to give him his own book!

I loved this book! It's not necessary to have read the first book Knight of Desire to enjoy Knight of Pleasure, but I would pick that one up too! Would you like to read a little excerpt of Knight of Pleasure? Here's the link to Margaret Mallory's website where you can read a little! How about winning a copy of Knight of Pleasure?! Courtesy of Anna of Hachette Book Group I have 5 copies to give away! 5 of my lucky readers are going to win one! Here's how...

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the right! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me 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 publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Dec. 26th. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

This is part of the Knight of Pleasure Blog Tour! Here are some of the other Blogs participating in the tour...

http://froggaritavillesbookcase.blogspot.com/

www.bibliophilicbookblog.com

http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com

http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/

http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com

http://www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/

http://www.brokenteepee.blogspot.com

http://www.saveyspender.com

http://blog.lyndacoker.net

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com

http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/http://www.kballard87.blogspot.com

http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com

http://razloversbookblog.blogspot.com/

www.findthetimetoread.blogspot.com

http://seductivemusings.blogspot.com/

http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

MARGARET MALLORY recently surprised her friends and family by abandoning her legal career-and her steady job-to write tales of romance and adventure. At long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad and rewarding the worthy-in the pages of her novels, of course. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two college-age children. KNIGHT OF DESIRE was her first book, KNIGHT OF PLEASURE is her second.

*P.S. This Book is Kindle Ready!

49 comments:

Melissa said...

Would love a chance to win.

I'm a follower

jjameli(at)cableone(dot)net

chey said...

Knight of pleasure sounds like a great book!

I follow by yahoo reader.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

please add my name to your drawing...thanks.

karenk
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)coom

Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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Jennifer said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

jennifer(dot)arnold11(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I'm a follower, too!

Margaret Mallory said...

Suzanne, thanks for participating in my blogging tour & for the wonderful review!! I really appreciate the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed this 2nd book-as you know, I adore this hero. ;)

Margaret

rubynreba said...

Please enter me - thanks!
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

scottsgal said...

Loved Knight of Desire can't wait to read this one as well

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scottsgal said...

forgot to add that I'm a follower

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Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Stacie said...

I follow.

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justpeachy36 said...

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I would love to win this book. Please enter me in the giveaway.

justpeachy36 said...

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I am a follower via Google Friend Connect.

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

I posted about the giveaway on my blog here:

http://bookblogs.ning.com/profiles/blogs/chick-with-books-giveaway

Jane said...

I would love to win a copy of Margaret's new release.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Jane said...

I'm a follower.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Michele said...

Please enter me.

Thanks,
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nfmgirl said...

Please count me in! I have the first book already, so it would be great to have the sequel, too!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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nfmgirl said...

I follow

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nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
http://chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/knight-of-pleasure-by-margaret-mallory.html

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christin said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!
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christin said...

Follower:) Thanks for the chance!
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Sue said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

after reading the last one, i really want to read this one but have blown my budget!
please enter me!
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HODGEPODGESPV said...

I follow as HODGEPODGESPV.
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HODGEPODGESPV said...

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throuthehaze said...

I loved the first book. Count me in please
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throuthehaze said...

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Dawn M. said...

I would love the chance to read this. It sounds like a really good story. :0)

Thanks!
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Maureen said...

Please enter me.

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Maureen said...

I signed up to be a follower.

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misskallie2000 said...

I have "Knights of Desire" and would love to win companion.


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misskallie2000 said...

I have signed up to be a follower..

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Emma said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thanks for the giveaway
.

JuliaMarie said...

im a followerr ! myy email is JuliaMarie.Consoli@gmail.com i read the last book but im broke trying to buy presents for my 4 kids ii would love to win!

JuliaMarie said...

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Shana said...

I'd love to be entered into this giveaway

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Shana said...

I'm a follower

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Mandy said...

Oh, pick me please!?!


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Mandy said...

I'm a follower too!

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lag123 said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to read this. Please count me in.

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lag123 said...

I am a new follower.

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lag123 said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/lag32583/status/6950577589

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FrankSandy said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

dsandyboy said...

Count me in.

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Lia said...

This book sounds like a great read, ( I also do reviews for many romance novels and would like to include this book into my studies)

Email is Juliamarie.consoli@gmail.com

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