Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rockstar Book Tours Scavenger Hunt & Giveaway: Compromising Willa (Diana Quincy)

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Displaying CompromisingWilla_500.jpgTitle: COMPROMISING WILLA
Author: Diana Quincy
EBook: 267 pages
Release Date: December 9, 2013




England, 1805
Lady Wilhelmina Stanhope is ruined and everyone knows it. Back in Town for the first season since her downfall, Willa plans to remain firmly on the shelf, assuming only fortune hunters will want her now. Instead she focuses on her unique tea blends, secretly supporting a coffee house which employs poor women and children. If her clandestine involvement in trade is discovered, she'll be ruined. Again.
No one is more shocked by Willa's lack of quality suitors than the newly minted Duke of Hartwell. Having just returned from India, the dark duke is instantly attracted to the mysterious wallflower. His pursuit is hampered by the ruthless Earl of Bellingham, who once jilted Willa and is now determined to reclaim her.
Caught between the clash of two powerful men, a furious Willa refuses to concede her independence to save her reputation. But will she compromise her heart?



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Diana Quincy is an award-winning former television journalist who decided she'd rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed.
Fans of Madeline Hunter, Lisa Kleypas and Sabrina Jeffries will love her Regency world of dashing dukes, irresistible rogues and the headstrong, determined women who capture their hearts. New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes says SEDUCING CHARLOTTE is "Sweet, steamy, and thoroughly enjoyable...Equal parts action, passion and fun."
Growing up as a foreign service brat, Diana lived in many countries and is now settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and dreams of traveling much more than her current schedule (and budget) allows. Diana loves to hear from readers. You can follow her on Twitter @Diana_Quincy or visit her website at www.dianaquincy.com
To learn more about Diana's upcoming books and for sneak previews and other special exclusive giveaways, please consider signing up for her quarterly newsletters at www.dianaquincy.com. Diana understands your information is private and promises NEVER to share it with anyone.



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Part 2

Swallowing her nerves, Lady Wilhelmina Stanhope stood to the side of the crowded assembly room and hoped no one took notice of her. Unfortunately, it didn’t appear to be working.

Her new friend, Lady Florinda Bromley, threaded through the throng to Willa’s side. “You have an admirer. Viscount Mowbry said you are a diamond of the first whose loveliness easily outshines everyone else present this evening.”

Willa had already noted Mowbry’s interest. The viscount, elegant in evening finery, stood next to a slight fellow in bright colors, sliding an aloof gaze over her with obvious appreciation. She pretended not to notice the polite inspection, comprehending full well that nothing would come of it. At three-and-twenty, she’d never had a proper marriage offer. Except for that one time four years ago. If one could credit that debacle. “Nonsense, Flor, he could be looking at anyone.”

“No, I have excellent hearing. He was discussing you with that fop standing next to him.” Flor, a slight girl with red curly hair, pushed her spectacles up the bridge of her nose with her pointer finger. “After all, who else present is in possession of chocolate-colored curls of silk and skin like a fine cream?”

“He said that?”

Flor nodded, her green eyes sparkling with wicked humor. “He’s not exactly Byron, is he? And I heard him utter the most scandalous thing.”

Her stomach lurched. “Scandalous?” She’d had enough scandal to last her a lifetime.

“He said something about large velvet brown eyes and a sumptuous form that made a man think of things he shouldn’t when looking at a lady.” Amusement lined her forehead. “It would all be enormously flattering if only the viscount weren’t a buffoon with nothing but air between his ears.”

“Florinda!” Willa couldn’t help but smile at the girl’s audacity. They’d become fast friends this season—her new cohort’s blunt nature being one of the qualities she admired most. It helped that the earl’s daughter knew everything there was to know about Town, unlike Willa, whose parents had always preferred country living.

“Look, he’s coming towards us.” Flor’s skeptical gaze followed the viscount. “I’d wager he’ll ask someone for an introduction.”

Apprehension rolled in her stomach. She darted a look at the gentleman, who did indeed appear to be heading in their direction. He was waylaid by his companion, a wellknown dandy and gossip, who put a staying hand on his lordship’s arm and murmured something into his ear. The viscount’s eyebrows inched up a little at a time as he listened, then his gaze darted back to Willa. Only this time, the bold appraisal lacked any pretense of courtesy, wandering over her curves with insolent scrutiny, as though he could see straight through her gown.

“The blackguard!” Flor inhaled a shocked breath. “Did you see the discourteous manner in which he regarded you?” 



1 Paperback of Tempting Bella, 1 tin of Compromising Willa Custom Tea, and a $10 Starbucks Gift Card! US Only
3 eBooks of Compromising Willa International




Tour Schedule
 

Week One:

2/17/2014-Michelle Chew Writes- Review

2/17/2014- Simply Ali- Scavenger Hunt

2/18/2014- Bookworm Blurbs- Review

2/18/2014- herding cats & burning soup - Interview

2/19/2014- Margay Leah Justice - Review

2/19/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book- Scavenger Hunt

2/20/2014- Ramblings From This Chick- Review

2/20/2014- Sapphyria's Book Reviews- Guest Post (Top 10's)

2/21/2014- BookGroupies- Review

2/21/2014- Romantic Reads and Such- Scavenger Hunt


Week Two:

2/24/2014- Always Reiding- Review

2/24/2014- Fade Into Fantasy- Scavenger Hunt

2/25/2014- The Gal in the Blue Mask- Review

2/25/2014- Fab Fantasy Fiction- Interview

2/26/2014- What I'm Reading- Review

2/26/2014- Ex Libris- Scavenger Hunt

2/27/2014- Becky on Books- Review

2/27/2014- Reviews by Crystal- Guest Post (Top 10's)

2/28/2014- The La La Land of Books- Review

2/28/2014- Talking Books Blog- Scavenger Hunt


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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!

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