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I Loved A Rogue

Synopsis

In the third in Katharine Ashe’s Prince Catchers series, the eldest of three very different sisters must fulfill a prophecy to discover their birthright. But if Eleanor is destined to marry a prince, why can’t she resist the scoundrel who seduced her?

 

She can pour tea, manage a household, and sew a modest gown. In short, Eleanor Caulfield is the perfect vicar’s daughter. Yet there was a time when she’d risked everything for a black-eyed gypsy who left her brokenhearted. Now he stands before her-dark, virile, and ready to escort her on a journey to find the truth about her heritage.

 

Leaving eleven years ago should have given Taliesin freedom. Instead he’s returned to Eleanor, determined to have her all to himself, tempting her with kisses and promising her a passion she’s so long denied herself. But if he was infatuated before, he’s utterly unprepared for what will happen when Eleanor decides to abandon convention-and truly live . . .

 

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Excerpt

 

Eleanor held the porcelain cup to her lips and inhaled until she felt it in her toes.

 

Mrs. Hodges plunked her hands on her hips. “Well, aren’t you going to drink it?”

 

“I am reveling.” Her lips could nearly taste it. Nearly. Temptation. The waiting teased. Deliciously.

 

“You’re an odd duck, aren’t you, miss?”

 

“Not usually.” She tilted the cup upward. “Usually I am entirely predictable. Reserved. Modest.” Her words were muffled by the rich liquid so close, heating her flesh. Heady sensation. “Usually I am very”-she let the chocolate wash against her lips-“very”-and a ripple of pleasure went through her-“good.” It stole around her tongue. Decadent. Sinful.

 

She sighed.

 

Taliesin appeared in the kitchen door.

 

She choked.

 

“Well now, sir,” Mrs. Hodges said, wiping her hands on her apron. “Miss was just teaching me here how to make chocolate like they do at all the big houses.”

 

He leaned a shoulder into the doorpost and crossed his arms. His shadowy eyes scanned her from toe tips to brow, finally coming to rest on her lips. “Was she?”

 

A thick droplet of chocolate clung to her bottom lip. Eleanor felt it there like a beacon. She should wipe it with her kerchief.

 

The tip of her tongue stole between her lips and licked up the droplet. Another shiver wiggled through her.

 

What was she doing?

 

“Now then, miss,” Mrs. Hodges said, “you’d best go and leave the kitchen to me, and I’ll fix up a nice dinner for you.”

 

Clutching the cup in both palms, Eleanor went to the door. Taliesin stepped back but with so little space she had to shift sideways to move past him. She darted a glance upward.

 

Immobility. His. Hers. She could see every line, every whisker that had not been on his face eleven years ago. Not the same boy she’d known. A man now. Her pulse fluttered. Then it fluttered harder as his scent mingled with the flavor of chocolate upon her tongue. Horse. Leather. Him. The same. It tangled in her nose, in her head, a memory barreling through her, while he watched her eyes from inches away.

 

She slipped past him.

 

The taproom was empty now. Mr. Treadwell was probably in the stable seeing to his Arthurian characters and Betsy must be in their room seeing to mundane tasks Eleanor was accustomed to seeing to herself.

 

“Chocolate?” the incubus behind her said. “Missing the luxuries of the ducal mansion so soon, are you?”

 

She swung around to him and the chocolate sloshed in the cup. “Is that what you think? That I have grown spoiled by my sisters’ good fortune?”

 

“No.” His black eyes hooded.

 

“No? Is that all you can say?” Her tongue, it seemed, was an unbridled thing. Too much prison. Too much feeling to swallow again and again. “We’ve not seen each other in eleven years, and now for four days you have said nothing to me.”

 

Again he leaned his shoulder against the doorpost in an attitude of sublime nonchalance. “You made it clear you did not wish my escort. I am respecting that.”

 

She didn’t believe it. He had never respected her. He had teased her endlessly. “You could at least speak to me.”

 

“What would you have me say?”

 

“Anything. How do you go along these days, Eleanor? How is the parish? Is it still the same as eleven years ago when I departed so precipitously, without warning, without word?”

 

His face grew still, planes of dark beauty like hewn marble. “Ah,” he said in a low voice. “You wish for empty pleasantries. Or perhaps an apology? I regret that neither is in my lexicon.”

 

“I don’t wish for pleasantries or apologies. I don’t care why you left as you did. But you hurt Papa. Do you even know how deeply you hurt him?”

 

His lips were an unbreakable line.

 

“He wouldn’t even speak of you.” Locked behind bars for years, Eleanor’s words now tumbled forth. “He said nothing except when Ravenna mentioned you. She did not understand why you left either, but she accepted it in her way. She always thought you would return. But Papa didn’t. And it wounded him.”

 

“I wrote to him,” he said after a moment.

 

“Rarely. So few letters that the pages grew thin from folding and unfolding. He never said a word about them or read a line to us, but do you know where he kept them? In his Bible, tucked in Luke, chapter fifteen. The story of the prodigal son.”

 

His eyes had become hard obsidian. But he remained silent.

 

Her hands clenched around the cup. “Why won’t you speak?” she exclaimed.

 

“Seems like you’re speaking enough for the both of us.” His perfect lips barely moved.

 

“Can’t you even be civil? Or did you leave those lessons behind too when you left St. Petroc?”

 

“Listen to you. As righteous as you always were.”

 

She threw the chocolate at him.

 

She didn’t know quite how it happened. One moment strange, frantic panic coursed through her, straight from her heels to her throat. The next moment a demon possessed her, seizing her arm and forcing it to jut forward and disgorge the contents of her cup at him. Chocolate spattered everywhere-on the wall, the doorpost, and on the dark, handsome man from her past for whom she had wept months of tears.

 

“What in the-” But he didn’t finish. Instead he came at her. Her foot dropped back but he grabbed her wrist and jerked her hand with the cup up between them. “What do you think you’re doing?” Chocolate dripped down her wrist and along his cheeks and lips. He stared down at her in astonishment.

 

“Wasting my chocolate.” She tugged. His grip tightened. Arm to arm, he held her close, and he did not look into her eyes. He looked at her lips. The shadows in his eyes were deeper, but now limned with fever brightness, so bright that she could see the flecks of brown there that she had discovered as a girl.

 

“How do you go along these days, Eleanor?” His voice was rough.

 

“Wh-what?”

 

“How is the parish?” His gaze never left her lips, his fingers strong around her wrist. “Is it still the same as eleven years ago when I departed?”

 

“Precipitously,” she whispered. “Without warning. Without word.” The syllables trailed into the silence of her raucous heartbeat.

 

“Precipitously. Without warning.”

 

Through his hand she felt him. Her skin, her bones, her blood felt him.

 

“You are poking fun at me,” she said. “Don’t.”

 

“What will it be, Eleanor? You demanded my attention. You have it now. Do you want it or not?”

 

She wanted to taste the chocolate on his lips. She wanted to remember the danger and delirium she’d felt the last time she had been entirely alive. …

 

Author Bio

 

katharine asheKatharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Romances of the Year, and How to Marry a Highlander, a 2014 RITA® Award finalist. She lives in the wonderfully warm southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of History, she writes romance because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. Please write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717-1702 or visit www.katharineashe.com

 

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The Redemption by Lauren Rowe Blog Tour

 

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Book Details:

Title:   The Redemption (The Club Series Book #3)

Author:   Lauren Rowe

Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release Day:   February 9, 2015

 

Synopsis:

“There’s never been a love like ours and there never will be again. We’re the greatest love story ever told. Our love is so pure and true, we’re the amazement of the gods.”

 

In the final, heart-racing installment of THE CLUB TRILOGY, Jonas Faraday continues his quest to overcome his demons. Is he fated for a lifetime of heartbreak and tragedy—or will he finally find his redemption?

**Contains graphic adult content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

 

 

Goodreads Link:   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23489798-the-redemption?from_search=true 

Amazon Preorder Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Redemption-Club-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00QMIURJS/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=01MFCRXNZNYKM1WWGZNB 

 
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This is one trilogy that I am ecstatic to have picked up! You have to read each novel to know what is going on. With each release it has shed and opened up new light, adventure, and the struggle between Playboy Jonas and Sarah. Even though I loved each one I have to say this is my favorite. You really get a deep connection with the characters especially with what Jonas went through and how it affected his whole life. Within the first couple chapters my heart felt like it was being ripped apart and I could feel almost what was happening to the characters. They bring in the big guns and trust me things become very heated for those involved. Oh and I cant forget the awesome and beautiful Kat and Josh!! I loved these two! The conclusion was perfect and I do mean perfectly done especially after everything that has happened. The characters will not let you down and have become more loved as the stories have progessed. The plot is out of this world mind blowing!
The authors talented is remarkable when they can make me have this type of connection!! I could tell that she really put a lot of passion within this series, especially this closing. I also enjoyed that even though your getting point of views from Jonas and Sarah the author actually made it known rather than having to guess. If you enjoy a hot erotica but that has also epic and amazing on your edge suspense scenes than make this your next trilogy! !

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Title:   The Club (The Club Series Book #1)

Author:   Lauren Rowe

Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release Day:   January 5, 2015

 

Synopsis:

When playboy businessman Jonas Faraday receives a private note from the anonymous intake agent assigned to process his online application to an exclusive club, he becomes obsessed with finding her and giving her the satisfaction she claims has always eluded her, in order to fulfill his own desperate need for redemption.

 

Sarah: “When I read Jonas Faraday’s brutally honest personal message on his application to The Club—I practically climaxed at my desk. I’m an idiot to risk losing my job but I couldn’t resist contacting him. I knew my confession would be like dangling an irresistible carrot in front of his nose—but never in a million years did I think he’d actually hunt me down.”

 

Jonas: “I was shocked to get my intake agent’s email—I’d attached that note to my application on a whim, never expecting a reply from an actual person, let alone a reply as mind blowing as that. Her message was so alluring, so irresistible, I’ve been spiraling into a full-blown obsession ever since I got it. What’s her name? What does she look like? Finding her is my top priority.”

 
In The Club, what starts out as an innocent exploration of attraction quickly spirals into a steamy story of unbridled passion, obsession, heartbreak, and, ultimately, redemption

 

 

Goodreads Link:   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23384068-the-club?from_search=true

 

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Club-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00PKKN59S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417405283&sr=8-1&keywords=the+club+lauren+rowe 

B&N Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-club-lauren-rowe/1120997981?ean=9780996013635

Kobo Link:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-club-30

iBooks Link:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-club/id948436520?mt=11&uo=4&at=10lNFU 

 

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Title:   The Reclamation (The Club Series Book #2)

Author:   Lauren Rowe

Genre:   Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release Day:   January 26, 2015

 

Synopsis:

Jonas and Sarah’s addictive love story picks up right where the first book left off, hurtling to a heart-stopping conclusion that will leave readers breathless and screaming for the unforgettable final installment of The Club Trilogy.

 

Sarah: “My entire life has spiraled into chaos—and yet, all I can think about is my raging, thumping, insatiable addiction to Jonas’ magical touch. He’s unleashed an all-consuming hunger inside me that can only be satisfied when Jonas finally surrenders to me the same way I’ve surrendered to him—mind, body and soul.”

 

 

Goodreads Link:   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23489759-the-reclamation 

 

Amazon Preorder Link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Reclamation-Club-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00QMIURWU/ref=pd_sim_kstore_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=06DZ8MD09FQRF078YP1Q 

Kobo Preorder Link:   http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-reclamation-1 

iBooks Preorder Link:   https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-reclamation/id957010292?mt=11&uo=4&at=10lNFU 

Praise for The Club Trilogy:

BOOK 1:

 

“OMG if there is one book you MUST read right now, it is The Club by Lauren Rowe. This is a 3 book series. And yes, they are all going to be about Jonas and Sarah. Their AMAZING chemistry and ‘wild monkey sex.’ . . . Eep!! Sign me up!” Five Stars, Amazon review of THE CLUB (The Club Trilogy Book 1) by Lauren Rowe

 

“Sorry Christian Grey, I’m now on Team Jonas! Smart, funny, I couldn’t put it down! The characters are real. And the erotica is well, erm, hot.” –5 Stars, Amazon Reviewer of THE CLUB (The Club Trilogy Book 1) by Lauren Rowe

 

BOOK 2:

 

“This series is the ‘Divine Original’ of awesome-ness! The Reclamation is a masterful continuation of The Club trilogy. . . . I promise, by the time you finish reading this book, you’ll have laughed, cried, and gritted your teeth, right along with these clever characters! You’ll snort and paw the ground and scream, ‘When can I read the next book?!?!?!’, and curse the Gods of literature for denying you one second of relief from the agonizing anticipation! In a word? Transcendent!” – Five Stars, Goodreads review of THE RECLAMATION (The Club Trilogy Book 2) by Lauren Rowe

 

“. . .beautifully written, just rips your heart out cuts it up and then pours that acid spit from Alien on it. . . . But honestly I have to say that #2 is better than the first one. She set a bar with how amazing part one was and just knocked it out of the stratosphere this time. . . .” Five Stars, Goodreads review of THE RECLAMATION (The Club Trilogy Book 2) by Lauren Rowe

 

“The emotional journey that Jonas and Sarah are continuing still has to be one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful things that I have read. . . . I anticipate part 3 will draw this story to a magnificent end where hopefully Jonas and Sarah get that happy ride off into the sunset ending that they both so very very much deserve.” Five Stars, Goodreads review of THE RECLAMATION (The Club Trilogy Book 2) by Lauren Rowe

 

BOOK 3:

 

“This is by far my favorite of the series and I’ll tell ya Lauren doesn’t disappoint!! It’s a beautiful conclusion to the BEST love story I’ve read in a LONG time!! I loved going on their journey and I believe you will too!! I’m definitely on the Jonas Faraday train!!” Five Stars, Goodreads review of THE REDEMPTION (The Club Trilogy Book 3) by Lauren Rowe

 

“This series has been such an outstanding journey; I’ve loved it from beginning to end! The saga of Sarah and Jonas is equally perilous and wonderful! This trilogy finale is so good, I couldn’t put it down for even a second! The feelings that this author manages to evoke are epic! Bring a box of tissues (and a fresh pair of panties) when you delve into this one! I cried, I laughed, I freaked out, I wondered…” Five Stars, Goodreads review of THE REDEMPTION (The Club Trilogy Book 3) by Lauren Rowe

 

“Thank you Lauren Rowe for the BEST trilogy I’ve ever read!!!” Five Stars, Goodreads review of THE REDEMPTION (The Club Trilogy Book 3) by Lauren Rowe

 

“This has to be one of the most satisfying endings for a book series that I have read in a while. The best really was saved for last in this case. It was hit straight out of the park.” Five Stars, Goodreads review of THE REDEMPTION (The Club Trilogy Book 3) by Lauren Rowe

About the author:   

Lauren Rowe is the pen name of an author and singer-songwriter who decided to use an alter ego in writing THE CLUB TRILOGY to ensure she didn’t hold back in writing the story. (And she didn’t.) Lauren lives in San Diego, California where she performs with her band, writes, and hangs out with her family and friends. 

Author Links: 

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-Rowe/ 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/laurenrowebooks

Website:  http://www.laurenrowebooks.com/

Author Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9699494.Lauren_Rowe

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