Friday, April 5, 2013
Sandra Sookoo Virtual Blog Tour
Hello and welcome to For Whom The Books Toll. Today is
my stop on Sandra Sookoo's Virtual Blog Tour, Winning His
Wife. Isn't that cover gorgeous? Sandra is giving away a $10
gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble, to one lucky entrant
from the entire tour. Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget
to follow along on the rest of the tour.
Sandra is a writer of romantic fiction. Her portfolio includes
historical, contemporary, sci-fi, and paranormal romances in
full length books as well as shorts and novellas. No matter if the
heat level is spicy or sweet, she loves to blend genres and often
times will add humor to the mix.
When not immersed in creating new worlds and engaging characters, Sandra likes to read, bake, taste new teas, watch
The Big Bang Theory and Pysche, as well as Finding Big Foot
and travel. Her favorite place to spend vacation hours is Walt
Disney World: it's where dreams come true and the soul can
play. When she's not writing, she's keeping things interesting
at her Believing is Seeing blog, or spending time with her
husband, who patiently answers questions she has about men,
sci-fi related subjects, and the odd "what if".
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Title: Winning His Wife
Genre: Historical Romance
Flame Rating: Warm
Released: 2/27/13-ebook, 4/1/13-print
Publisher: Twenty or Less Press
Word Count: 40k
Dates: 4/1 through 4/15
Fighting for independence goes beyond an infant nation, but love
just might conquer all.
Captain Caleb Haslet has come home to Portsmith, Rhode Island after two years at sea chasing pirates and keeping British ships from
the fledgling American nation. He wants nothing more than to
settle into domestic life and finally claim the new bride duty had
forced him to leave behind.
Though she now has her own life doing charity works, providing
prisoners with basic creature comforts, Abigail Haslet is both
excited and anxious that Caleb thinks to take up where they
left off. But, how can she give her heart to a man who'll leave
again when duty calls?
Caleb no longer wants a marriage of convenience. When plying
Abigail with kisses and spending time with her fails, he decides
to take advantage of his wife's stint behind bars to make her see
the truth--he's in love with her.
"Is it the marriage you resent or my handling of the affair?" He
stroked his hand over her bare buttock, back and forth, his touch
so gentle she might have missed it if she hadn't been so terribly
aware of him. "Or perhaps it's merely me you can't stand."
Yesterday had he asked her that, she would have had no
qualms answering all three questions, but now how could he be
part of the problem when he created a magic unlike any other
she'd ever known? When he stilled his hand on her backside,
"Answer the question please." Though he kept his voice conversational and at a whisper, there was no mistaking the note
"Your handling." She licked her dry lips. "I am not chattel, Captain.
I'm a woman who demands your attention the same as any man
under your command, but since I am a woman, my wants and needs
will always fall by the wayside when a man is in the mix." Would
he despise her free speaking, regret that he'd offered for her in
the first place?
"I'm beginning to see I made a mistake."
"In choosing me?" She hated that her voice sounded small and out
of place in the darkness.
"No, in not asking for you sooner. I should have planned better so we had more time before I departed. He glided his hand along her
side to fondle her nipples once more. "I don't want our union to
be a farce, but you must promise me to curtail deporting yourself
in a manner that shows both of us in an unfair light."
The wonderful tension he created in her body faded under the
safe wave of annoyance. She pulled his hand away from her person.
"You cannot expect me to follow your orders as if I'm one of your crew. A marriage is more than that."
"Actually, it isn't. A marriage and being part of a sailing crew are
very much the same. They all come down to one thing--trust.
Caleb escaped her grasp. He inched his hand down the from of her
body. "Just as I demand trust from my crew, I ask it of you as well."
The moment his fingers danced over her feminine curls, Abigail gasped. No one had ever touched her there, but the man who was
her husband dared to go even farther. With a gentleness that belied
the man she assumed he was, he nudged her thighs apart. She let
him. Dear heavens, how could she deny him? The curiosity became
He slid a finger along her folds.
"Oh my." I had no idea a man's fingers on me like that could feel.... There were simply no words for the way sensation surrounded her in a cocoon of wonderment.
"I want you to trust me, Abigail." His voice reverberated in her ear
and her chest. Strain rasped in his words as he left off his torment and rested his hand on her stomach. The hard bulge of his arousal pressed insistently against the small of her back. Obviously, that
tiny moment had affected him as well. "You and I are bound in the
eyes of the law, but I want more than a cold decree. I want to share
with you the joy that can happen between a man and a woman."
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