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Wednesday 28 October 2015

☀ Of Love and Betrayal [2] - Louise Lyndon

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Of Love and Betrayal, an Historical Romance by (, The Wild Rose Press, Inc, 231 pages).

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

Author Louise Lyndon 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 (☀) and reviews (✍).

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


Aveline de Bondeville is on the run. Determined to keep out of the hands of the cruel Raimbaut de Blois she will do whatever it takes to stay alive. And so when she finds herself in the company of Troy de Gysborne she must quickly decide if she can trust him. But can she confess to murder knowing it would mean her certain death?

Troy de Gysborne did the unthinkable; he tore the bonds of brotherhood and left a path of destruction in his wake. And now Troy must face those he betrayed, including the father who long ago renounced him. But to confess to the crime he committed will cost him everything. Including Aveline. But can he remain silent if it means losing the woman he loves?

Teaser: Excerpt

     “What have they done to you?” Troy’s deep, baritone voice rumbled through her. She could not look him in the eye. “You needn’t be scared of me, wee fille. You have my word I will honor and protect you. I am not like those other men. I will do you no harm.”
     Before she could say she truly wanted to believe him, Troy pulled her gently toward him and positioned her so she sat between his thighs. She did not lean back against him, her distrust like a solid piece of ice wedged between them. She gripped the edges of her blanket tightly and held it against her like a shield.
     “You have only my word I will not hurt you.” The fine hairs on her arms stood on end as his warm breath danced across her neck. She closed her eyes and kept her back ramrod straight. Heat burned her cheeks as he nuzzled her neck. “And I pray in time you will accept my word as being truthful.”
     She leaned ever so slightly against him. And when he wrapped his strong arms around her, she released the breath she hadn’t realized she’d been holding.
     “It’s late. We should go back to bed.” Yet, she made no move to leave his embrace. Instead, she placed her hands on his thighs. The heat of him seeped into her palms, up her arms, and straight in to her heart. While she believed Troy when he said he would do her no harm, physically, Aveline knew there was more than one way to hurt someone.

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The Series

Hardened warriors. Passionate lovers.

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Of Love and Vengeance [1]

Forced to marry Lord Aymon to ensure her young nephew’s survival, English Lady Laila vows undying hatred for the Norman she holds responsible for the deaths of so many innocents. Discovering Aymon has committed an act of treason gives her the chance to seek vengeance he deserves. But can Laila let Aymon die at the hands of the king once she learns the truth?

A hardened Norman warrior, Lord Aymon has lived through atrocities no man ever should. With the invasion of England over, all he wants is a quiet life and a wife who will give him heirs and obey his every command. Instead, he finds himself wed to feisty and outspoken Laila. But when she learns the truth of his treasonous act, can Aymon count on her to keep his secret? [Published 19 December 2014, 324 pages]

About the Author

Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne.

In 2013, Louise won first prize in the historical romance category of the Crested Butte Sandy Writing Contest for her story, The Promise, which has since been retitled and is now known as, Of Love & Vengeance.

When not writing, Louise can be found covered in mud, crawling under barbed wire and hoisting herself over twelve foot walls!

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for having me as your guest - it's great to be here. And I LOVE LOVE the blog post - and love that you've mentioned the first book. I greatly appreciate it.

So - being in Australia, Wednesday has been and gone! It was a great day - and what's even better, we're even closer to the weekend!

What are everyone's plan for hump day?

Unknown said...

Thank you for the chance to win :)

Unknown said...

Hi. Out of all the teasers you could have shared why did you pick that one? Great choice by the way :)

Rita Wray said...

I like the synopsis, sounds good.

Unknown said...

Thanks, Lisa and good luck.

Unknown said...

Hey Amber! I wanted to pull you in. :-)

Unknown said...

Hey, Rita! Thanks for stopping by!

Sara said...

Thanks for the giveaway! But you've got me curious, what are you doing crawling under barbed wire and climbing 12 foot walls?

Unknown said...

Thanks, Sara! Good question. I ask myself that all the time! It all started when i was doing a weightloss challenge by one if the trainers from The Biggest Loser AU. There was a group of us doing it - all of us overweight and trying to get fit. One of the aspects of the challenge was to push yourself out of your comfort zone. I kept hearing about Spartan Races - an extremely difficult obstacle course involving mud, barbed wire and walls among other things. So, i decided to put a team together from the challenge. About 10 of us - all but one had never ever done something like that before and most of us were still overweight and still getting fit. We wanted to push ourselves and prove to ourself that we could do it. It was an amazing achievement for us all. I still do them - but not as often as i used to. My knees, ankles and shoulders aren't holding up like they usex to!

Unknown said...

Sounds fantastic!

Unknown said...

Thanks, Betty.