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Wednesday 8 July 2015

☀ The Lady Meets Her Match: Midnight Meetings [2] - Gina Conkle

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Lady Meets Her Match  by (, Sourcebooks Casablanca, 385 pages).  

This is the second book in the Midnight Meetings series, a Georgian historical romance

Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below. You can read the first chapter on Amazon.

Author Gina Conkle will be awarding a $25 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, also the more comments you leave the higher your chances of being a winner.

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


Rough-around-the-edges Cyrus Ryland rose from humble origins to become England’s wealthiest citizen and most eligible bachelor. Called the King of Commerce, he thinks nothing of marriage until he hosts a masked ball and discovers an alluring woman hiding in his study. After one dance the lady vanishes, leaving behind a single shoe. The hunt is on, but finding her is only half the battle.

Claire Mayhew wants her hard won independence…a mid-town shop of her own. She resists the scorching attraction with Mr. Ryland — her new landlord, but Cyrus isn’t a man who gives up easily.

Teaser: Excerpt

“Mr. Ryland, on your first visit to my shop, you questioned my accounts. Now do you plan to inspect how I manage the messengers?” She was being a little tetchy, but that assessment of his touched a sore spot. “As long as I pay my rent come Friday, whatever else happens is no concern of yours.”

He cracked a smile. “Not afraid to put me in my place, are you?”

“As in reminding you that you’re my landlord and you’ve no business giving me such commentary? I’m happy to. I doubt you share your opinions with the male proprietors who rent from you.”

Frayed nerves and a morning fraught with mishaps put her on edge. To admit this to him would be akin to acknowledging a chink in her shopkeeper’s armor. She wasn’t choosing her words with care but let them flow nonetheless.

“Duly noted, Miss Mayhew. I admit I haven’t changed my mind on this venture of yours,” he asserted.

“At the table, even you acknowledged the dangers preying on women in London. At least my sister’s business proposition must prove some goodwill during this trial period.”

She heard him, but her vision caught on the curious red ribbon. Ryland glanced at the box under his arm, his stance relaxing.

“This is the other reason for my visit today,” he said quietly, holding out the wooden box. “It’s for you.”

Her gaze snapped up to his. “For me?”

Claire reached out, accepting the gift with cautious hands. She hefted the box gingerly up and down, checking the sides.

He chuckled. “I promise there’s no viper inside.”

“You bought me a ledger, didn’t you?” Her tone lacked all enthusiasm. A rectangular account book could fit inside the box. So would a shoe.

“If I did, you must agree a ledger would do you good.” His brows slammed together, a small vertical line forming above his nose. “But you won’t know until you open it.”

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The Series: Midnight Meetings

The series Midnight Meetings gives you fairy tales with a twist.

You'll find the familiar turned on its head. In Book One, Meet the Earl at Midnight, the Beast tames Beauty. And Book Two, The Lady Meets Her Match? What if Cinderella doesn't want her shoe back? Of course there's lots more to come. Stay tuned.
Midnight Meetings, Georgian romance you don't want to miss because...
What happens at midnight changes everything

Meet the Earl at Midnight [1]

It's going to take a Beast to tame this Beauty

The Enigma Earl. The Lord Phantom. That's what the gossip pages call Lord Greenwich, a mysterious nobleman who doesn't show his face in London Society. With a reputation like that, it's no wonder that Lydia Montgomery is horrified to be dragged from bed and packed off to live with him to save her mother from penury.

While Lydia has received all of the training a lady should endure, she's decidedly un-ladylike. She despises her corset and isn't interested in marriage; in fact, she would prefer to remain unmarried so that she can spend her time improving her art. But if she wants a chance at happiness, she'll have to set aside her fear of Lord Greenwich and discover the man hiding behind the beast.[6 May 2014, 385 pages]

About the Author

Gina writes Viking and Georgian romance with a softly sensual side.  She loves history, books and romance…the perfect recipe for historical romance writer.  Her passion for castles and old places ---the older and moldier the better--- means interesting family vacations.  Good thing her husband and two sons share similar passions.  When not visiting fascinating places she can be found delving into the latest adventures in cooking, gardening, and chauffeuring her sons.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Gina Conkle said...

Thank you Books Chatter for hosting me on your blog!
Gina Conkle

Victoria Alexander said...

Great teaser.. I really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing :)

Glenda said...

Great teaser for a great book!

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. I love the cover.

Patrick Siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Gina Conkle said...

Thanks Glenda!! I love *seeing* you around the web. I hope you're having a good summer.

Gina Conkle said...

Hi Rita,
Thanks! I'm glad you liked the excerpt. The art department did a great job capturing the story (Cyrus is older than this guy and has long hair), but they got his large, hard body right!

Gina Conkle said...

Hi Patrick,
Thanks for stopping by here today!

Gina Conkle said...

Hi Victoria,
Thanks for that! It was fun to write.

Unknown said...

The excerpt was amazing! This sounds like a fascinating book! Thank you for the great post and contest!

Brenda Penton said...

Really like the teaser! Sounds like a book I would enjoy!

Unknown said...

I love that sassy Claire! What a fun teaser!

Unknown said...

Thanks alot for the gieaway!

katieoscarlet said...

I like that the author writes Viking and Georgian romance Not a normal genre but fascinating

Bella Martinez said...

Historical romance is my favorite genre...especially when it is so detailed! Great job capturing the authenticity of the period.

Natalie said...

This book looks like something I would enjoy reading!

Judy Thomas said...

What were your hobbies as a child?

Jessica C said...

Great giveaway !