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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

☀☄ Pure Temptation: Pure Escapades [2] - Auria Jourdain

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Pure Temptation, a Historical Romance by (, Auria Jourdain Books, 502 pages).

This is the second book in the Pure Escapades series and it is on sale for ONLY .99!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details of the first book in the series.
Read the Foreword, Prologue and the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Auria Jourdain will be awarding five Kindle copies of Pure Temptation, and one grand prize of a signed paperback copy of Pure Temptation with swag bag and goodies to randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.  

Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀) and reviews (✍).


Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

A rogue gypsy hired to kidnap a débutante Creole spying for the Cabildo government discovers they are both pawns in a dangerous Frenchman's game. Over land and sea, they discover the truth, but can they fight their uncontrollable desire for one another to save her family home?

Jilted by his betrothed and desperate to escape his family's strict "Gypsy" ways, Talon Barberry leaves England behind when he's hired by a French extremist to kidnap a diplomat's daughter sailing to New Orleans. However, he discovers that he is merely a pawn in the Frenchman's game, and his target is actually a spy hired by the Cabildo—the most beautiful spy he's ever seen.

Hired to take her best friend's place on a ship bound for the West Indies, Talia Montrose uses her feminine wiles to seduce the handsome rogue sent to capture her. When they uncover the truth that she too is a victim of the Frenchman's evil plan, Talon agrees to protect her and save her family home.

Over land and sea, they surrender to their uncontrollable desire for one another. Uprooting his entire moral grounding, Talon defies his honor by falling for the creole seductress, and Talia loses her heart to the man willing to sacrifice his life for hers. But, it can never be: Talon is Romani, and he could never marry a white woman.

Conflicted by emotions, Talon realizes a little too late that he can't live without her. Will he be able to give up his traditions to live a life of happiness with the woman that stole his heart?

*Parental Discretion is Advised!

Teaser: Excerpt

(“Miss Aringosa” refers to the heroine, Talia Montrose, a creole spy who is undercover. During this scene, Talon doesn’t know her true identity. The excerpt has been edited for inclusion in the book tour, so will differ slightly from the passage in the book.)      Folding his arms about his chest, Talon stared at her suspiciously. What exactly had they told her?
     Sensing his mistrust, Talia continued. “Alberto has regaled me with your life story, sir. Your activities during the revolution, and your adventure across England with your cousin, your Spanish heritage…need I go on?”
     Talon smirked and shook his head, gazing out across the rough waters of the Atlantic. Apparently that bloody Spaniard didn’t know everything. “If you say so.”
     “What does that mean?”
     “It means that Alberto hasn’t given you the whole truth, not that he knows what it is.” Talon turned to her, gazing into her magnificent emerald eyes. “I am no Spaniard.”
     Reaching a long finger out, Talia wrapped a curl of his dark hair around her fingertip, just as he had done to her all those weeks ago. She placed her palms against his bare chest, and Talon’s heart began to race, his blood pumping with desire as she looked up at him seductively. “If not a Spaniard, what are you?”
     As his control dissolved, Talon inhaled her flowery scent that drifted through the air to weave its way through his senses. Her intimate touch had pushed him over the edge. Without any scruples, he placed his hands on Talia’s waist and pulled her close, her lithe, curvy body melting into his tall frame. Her strong, womanly presence drew him closer until his mouth hovered above hers. Talon whispered in her ear, his voice laden with desire, “I am Romani.”

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The Series: Pure Escapades

Pure of Heart [1]

**Re-vamped release coming Summer 2016!**

An albino child left to die in a French forest, Contesse Blanchefort is rescued and adopted by a Bourgeoisie Revolutionary. Ten years later, her “Papa” dies at the Storming of the Bastille, and Contesse must face the childhood horrors she unconsciously buried long ago. Her father’s will sends her on an epic journey across the English Countryside in search of her heritage.

Escorted by a mysterious druidic woman from a pagan sect and a rogue “Gypsy”, Contesse falls ill in London. Fate intervenes when brooding physician’s apprentice Eric McEwan nurses her back to health. Intrigued with Contesse’s uniqueness, Eric courts her, and love and passion flourish as they spend every waking moment together. Alas, trouble is on the horizon as she struggles to remember her past and Eric battles his expulsion from Cambridge and his domineering Grandfather.

Eric’s mentor hires him to help investigate an unknown epidemic in the druidic villages. They accompany Contesse and her companions to Northern England, but unseen events separate the couple, and they are forced to go their own ways to conquer their demons. Will Eric and Contesse overcome their pasts so they can spend the rest of their lives with each other in happiness?

[Published 10 April 2015, 270 pages]

About the Author

An avid reader from an early age, Auria Jourdain has fond childhood memories of spending quiet afternoons with a book in her hand.

She loved the "happily ever after" sweet teen romances, and when she came of age, she plunged into the world of historical romance with fervor, transporting herself to a bygone time. Her favorites were Regency, but as a girl brought up in a common home, she was disheartened that most of the novels of this era focus on the nobility and wealth. Auria set out to write her own romance, encompassing her passion for French Revolutionary history and her innate sense of goodwill for the common man.

An idealist at heart, she writes heroes and heroines that struggle to find acceptance in their world. Their differences" and their soul mates' complete acceptance of them are the embodiment of values that she holds dear, passed down to her by her father, a blue collar worker.

She has an autistic son struggling to make his own way in the world.  Looking to educate people about this mysterious disorder, she’s releasing a YA novel set in the U.P just for him during Autism Awareness month, April 2016.  She hopes that someday we can break down the social barriers and forgo stereotypical judgments that harm our world.

Auria lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband of twenty years, her four children (ages eight to eighteen), and two golden retrievers.  A rather new transplant to the area, she loves the changing of the seasons, and she is currently working on a contemporary romantic suspense trilogy set in her rough and rugged homeland.

Silence the Northwoods
is set at a local ski resort in her hometown of Ironwood, Michigan—the ski capital of the Midwest.  Silence the Waters takes place during the summer on the dangerous river ways that flow into Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula; and Silence the Birchwoods is an autumn tale set on Sugar Loaf Mountain, near Marquette, Michigan.  All three involve murder, mystery, and romance, of course.

Auria spends her the long winters plotting and scheming her next book, and in the mild summers, she and her husband spend every waking moment they can hiking and kayaking the Northwoods.

An amateur photographer, she lives fifteen miles from the shores of Lake Superior, and her muse has been piqued by the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds her.  Although she hasn’t officially acquired “Yooper” status yet, she can’t envision living anywhere else.

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