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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

☀☄ Victorian Scoundrel: The Windsor Diaries [1] - Stephanie Burkhart

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Victorian Scoundrel, a Steampunk Romance by (, Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc, 230 pages).

This is the first book in The Windsor Diaries series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.   Read the first four chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Stephanie Burkhart will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner 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 (☀).


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

Synopsis

It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Edmund of Wales, back to 1851 where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition.

Alice soon finds herself over her head in trouble. Edmund is determined to help Prince Albert build a dirigible and the prime minister appears intent in preventing her from stopping Edmund. Alice knows it's too early for the massive flying machine to take to the air. Complicating matters is the passionate Grayson Kentfield, Earl of Swinton. Alice can't stop her pulse from pounding when she's near him.

Can Alice give her heart to a man from the past while working to stop Edmund from changing history?

Teaser: Excerpt

     Grayson nodded his head and smiled at Keira as Alice trailed after her cousin. She caught up to Edmund, and placed her hand on his elbow to catch his attention. She leaned close, keeping her voice low.
     "I have news."
     "Oh?" He plucked a glass of wine off the tray and handed it to her. She held up two fingers, meaning she wanted wine for her and Grayson. He gave her another glass.
     "I have my necklace back, Ed."
     He raised a skeptical eyebrow. "Really?"
     Alice glanced at her purse. "It's in there."
     He frowned. "Well, I guess we can go home now." "What's the frown for?" she asked.
     "It just so happens I'm enjoying Keira's company."
     Alice bunched her lips, agreeing with his sentiment. "And I'm enjoying Grayson's."
     Edmund grabbed two glasses for himself and they wandered back to their dates. "The right thing to do is go home, Cousin," said Edmund.
     "Well, yes, but..."
     "But, what?"
     "Grayson invited us to his estate in Sandhurst next weekend -- Keira as well."
     "Naughty, naughty, Cousin."

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The Series: The Windsor Diaries

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A Gentleman and a Rogue [2]

Lady Keira Russell is destined to bring compressed natural gas to Britain. Her inner courage and mental toughness rarely falter – except when Prince Edmund Windsor is involved.

Edmund of Wales is from the future. His last jaunt through history muffed up the time line. Now, he's here to set it straight and win Keira's heart.

For Keira, if it isn't one obstacle, it's another. Queen Victoria has sponsored a competition to find a cleaner fuel source than coal. Keira's father is trying to build a windmill and the Ridgecrofts are working with gasoline. Then there's Edmund, whose sensual kisses and heated stares distract her down to her bones.

Keira has a choice: trust Edmund's notorious mischief-making or put her faith in Queen Victoria to make the right decision, but if Keira makes the wrong choice, the future of Great Britain will be changed forever.

[Published 10 November 2012, 201 pages]

A Lady Never Lies [3]

Jocelyn Dunkirk is not your typical Victorian lady. She dresses in leather, wears goggles, and is not afraid to get a little grease under her fingernails. Gentlemen avoid her like a dirty rivet.

Richard Windsor, the Prince of Wales, travels through time to claim Jocelyn's heart, but if it isn't one challenge, it's another. He determines to be a constant, steady presence in her life, hoping to prove he'd make a worthy husband.

Jocelyn's facing a bucket full of problems. The prime minister wants her to assist in ending a coal strike before it cripples the nation while her father attempts to recover from a serious injury. Will Jocelyn's dedication to her country and family ruin the one chance she has at love?

[Published 10 June 2014, 164 pages]

A Princess Is Always Right [4]

Sophia may be the youngest Windsor, but she knows her mind. A Princess of York, she's committed to do her duty – prevent Jonas Byron from finding Nikola Tesla and decimating the time line.

Jax Ruston is a rugged metalsmith with curly hair and dimples to die for. A resident of 1855, he's pledged to help Sophia find Jonas. Together, they journey across continental Europe in pursuit of Jonas.

Despite her duty, Sophia's attracted to handsome Jax. However, he's committed to living in 1855. Can Sophia keep her focus on her mission, or will desire interfere with her task? Only one thing is certain: a princess is always right.

[Published 10 September 2015, 205 pages]

About the Author

Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks. She's also an assistant den leader for her son's Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom.

She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the excerpts and giveaway. Both are appreciated

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  2. Thank you so much for having me! It's always a pleasure to stop by.
    smiles
    Steph Burkhart
    Romance Under the Moonlight

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    1. Hello Stephanie!

      Welcome back! :-)

      Flora

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