Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Knight of Desire: Review, Giveaway and Blog Tour

Romance novel time! Yes, my favorite type of mind candy is romance novels. Like any other kind of candy, a steady diet of them probably isn't good for you, but in moderation....

Knight of Desire is pretty typical of the genre. The night before a wedding was to take place, William was sleeping in the castle stable. He is awakened when someone with a lamp appears. It turns out it is the bride-to-be, who wants one last night of joy and freedom before she is forced to marry a man she strongly believes is evil. William goes with her on her midnite ride to protect her, and while he does nothing dishonorable, she remains in his memory.

Five years later William approaches the castle of the traitor who has just been defeated. The king has given him the castle and the land. The king also gave him a choice--he could marry the traitor's widow, or he would throw her into the Tower. William decides to marry her, and as he approaches the castle, he realizes it is the girl from five years ago. When given the choice of marriage or the Tower, she reluctantly agree to marry him. On their wedding night he allows her to refuse him, and sets out to win her body, if not her heart. As her first husband abused her, she does not have a postive view of the marriage bed; something he sets out to heal.

The book is set in the early 1400's in England and deals with the battles between the English and the Welsh as well as the battles with the French.

It is mass-market romance and has vivid sex scenes, though they take place within the context of marriage.

One thing I liked about the book was that the female characters were strong women. They were involved in spying, the took care of the castles when the men were at war; they were concerned about far more than what to wear to the next ball.

If this sounds like your kind of book, leave me a comment including your email address--no email address no entry, I'm not playing detective, sorry. For a second entry, leave a second comment telling me what you look for in a romance novel. For a third entry, blog about this giveaway and leave a comment giving me a link.

If you'd like to know what others think of the book (and get another chance or two to win it) check out these blogs:
www.thisbookforfree.com - June 29 giveaway
http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/ - June 29 review and giveaway.
http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/ - June 29 to July 10 review and giveaway
http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com - June 30 review and giveaway.
http://BookSoulmates.blogspot.com - July 1 review and giveaway.
http://epicrat.blogspot.com - July 1
http://www.loveimpossible.com - July 3
http://www.morbid-romantic.net - July 4 review, giveaway, and Q&A.
http://www.chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/ - July 4 review and giveaway
http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/ - July 5 review; July 19 giveaway.
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com - July 5
http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com - July 6 review and giveaway.
http://seductivemusings.blogspot.com/ - July 7 review and giveaway.
http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com/ - July 8 review and giveaway.
http://www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/ - July 8 review and giveaway.
http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com - July 9 review and giveaway.
http://reviewfromhere.com/ - July 10 review.
http://www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/ - July 10 review and giveaway
http://reesspace.blogspot.com - review and giveaway.
http://www.myspace.com/darbyscloset - review.
http://www.foreigncircuslibrary.blogspot.com/

34 comments:

  1. Please include me in your giveaway.

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    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Great Review! Knight of Desire sounds great!
    I'd love to win it!

    ~Afshan
    Afshan522@aol.com

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  3. I look for great chemistry between the hero and heroine, if they don't connect then I don't feel connected to the story. I love strong female characters and even stronger male ones. A good villian or hurdle to over come, which makes for a much more interseting journey.

    ~Afshan
    Afshan522@aol.com

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  4. count me in please!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  5. in a romance novel i tend to like more historical romance because there is usually more romance involved and not just sex

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  6. Glad you like strong women, because they are the only ones I write! Thanks for participating in my first blogging tour. :)
    Margaret
    www.MargaretMallory.com

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  7. please count me in - sounds like a wonderful book
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  8. I look for characters I can like or dislike - not wishy washy ones - strong females who don't just bow down for a man

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  9. Is there a way for me to possibly have you review my book? I just published my first romance novel (with my second way about half-way finished), and I would love to have a review done which may help me get the word out a little more.

    Please let me know your thoughts and ideas.

    Lisa Renee Faust
    www.eloquentbooks.com/TheRoadToLove.html
    lisarfaust@gmail.com

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  10. Chris8:06 PM

    I always love trying a new author! Good luck Margaret!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Chris8:08 PM

    Ok, admission time. I look for really steamy sex scenes in romance novels. I love it...although plot and chemistry are also necessary!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Historical romance is my favorite mind candy!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  13. Aww historical romance.. One of my fave genres... weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. What I look for is actually the way it use to be (or might have been) before all the modern things of today... Kinda nice to sit down to read and escape from here.. Ok the steamy scenes on bear skin rugs etc don't hurt either hehee weeshenanigans (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. I love a good book. Sounds like my kind of book.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I like a strong, sexy hero with a quirk of some sort and a independent woman.
    Thanks!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  17. I know someone who would love this book. Thanks for the chance

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  18. I would love this :)

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  19. sounds like a good summer read.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  20. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  21. Sounds like a good book.

    13rubberducks [at] gmail [dot] com

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  22. I'd like to read this.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  23. I love a great romance once in a while. Please count me in!

    Thanks,
    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

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  24. In a romance novel, I look for a great cover, a strong hero & heroine, lots of romance & a happy ending.

    megalon22 at yahoo dot com

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  25. Count me in on this one

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  26. would really love a new book to read.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  27. I would like to enter

    mynglin(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  28. Usually when I look at romance books it has to have a cover that draws me in and a strong heroine

    mynglin(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  29. In a good romance, I look for a strong hero and heroine and lots of sexual tension

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  30. Please include me in your giveaway. I so want to read this book.

    budletsmom at yahoo dot com

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  31. What do I want in a romance - I guess I want it to be realistic - not too many problems but maybe a little - no cheesey dialog or just love at first sight thing.

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  32. I would love to read this, it sounds great!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  33. I really would love to read that, I love historical romances!

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  34. I'm a big fan of historical romance. I love to read about those times and escape away. In a romance novel, I look for a connection with the hero and heroine. I have to feel something for them or I won't enjoy the book. I also love great dialog and a bit tension between them to keep the pages turning. (kammie2u at ameritech dot net)

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