Saturday, October 31, 2009

TO DESIRE A DEVIL: BLOG TOUR, INTERVIEW, and GIVEAWAY

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TO DESIRE A DEVIL

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY
BY ELIZABETH HOYT

ABOUT THE BOOK:


Reynaud St. Aubyn has spent the last seven years in hellish captivity. Now half mad with fever he bursts into his ancestral home and demands his due. Can this wild-looking man truly be the last earl's heir, thought murdered by Indians years ago? Beatrice Corning, the niece of the present earl, is a proper English miss. But she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in the portrait in her uncle's home. Suddenly, that very man is here, in the flesh-and luring her into his bed. Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud's savagery to the noble man inside. For his part, Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as he is suspicious of her loyalty to her uncle. But can Beatrice's love tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title-even if it means sacrificing her innocence?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elizabeth Hoyt is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romance. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in central Illinois with three untrained dogs, two angelic but bickering children, and one long-suffering husband. Please visit her websites for chapter excerpts, book extras, and author appearances: www.elizabethhoyt.com and www.juliaharper.com.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

Here is a little background on Elizabeth Hoyt before I start the Interview questions.

Elizabeth Hoyt was born in New Orleans, where her mother’s family has lived for generations, but she was raised in the frigid winters of St. Paul, Minnesota. Growing up, her family traveled extensively in Britain, spending a summer in St. Andrews, Scotland, and a year in Oxford. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Wisconsin was also where she met her archaeologist husband--on a dig in a cornfield. Continuing the cornfield theme, Elizabeth and her husband live in central Illinois with their two children and three dogs. She is an avid gardener with over 26 varieties of daylilies in her multiple gardens and more hostas than any one person can count. The Hoyt family enjoys taking family vacations that invariably end up at an archaeological site.
Her websites are: www.elizabethhoyt.com and www.juliaharper.com

What is the next or current book that you are working on?

Right now I’m working on Wicked Intentions, the first of a new series called the Maiden Lane series. Wicked Intentions is set in Georgian London during the time when gin was very cheap and sold everywhere, creating a terrible addiction problem for the poor of London. The hero, Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, is a rake searching in the East End for the man who murdered his mistress. But he needs the help of Temperance Dews, a widow running a foundling home in St. Giles. Temperance agrees to help Lazarus if in exchange he’ll take her to society balls so she can find a patron for her home. But both Lazarus and Temperance are hiding secrets. Wicked Intentions will be out in Summer of 2010.

What have you just finished reading?

I just read an arc of Jennifer Haymore’s next book, A Touch of Scandal and enjoyed it very much!

What books would you say have made the biggest impression on you, especially starting out?

Amanda Quick’s Mistress was one of the first “new” historicals that I read. The heroine was smart and funny, the hero was dark and scarred without being psychotic and I finished the book feeling satisfied and happy.

Lisa Kleypas’s Someone to Watch Over Me (which has just been re-released!) has a working-class Bow Street Runner hero who is incredibly sexy and a tragic heroine and the love story is intense. I read that book in one sitting and then read it again immediately.

Stephanie Lauren’s Devil’s Bride took all the Regency standards and completely refreshed them while bringing her own strong historical voice to the genre.

What gets you started on a new book? A character or story idea or….?


I always start with the characters—the hero and heroine—and what their life is like, what their dreams are, what motivates them. The story usually flows naturally from them.


What is something about you that you would want people to know about you that we probably don’t know?


I love Indian food. ;-)


What is your best advice to anyone, including young people, who want to be writers?


Writers learn by writing, so it’s very important to write as often as possible, preferably every day. You’d think that was obvious, but I know a lot of would-be writers who spend more time thinking about, talking about, and planning to write than actually writing.


What is something you would like to share with us about writing your favorite genre in general?


I don’t think I’ll ever get tired writing romances because I’m writing about characters and I find people endlessly fascinating. In each book I discover a kernel of truth about the human condition—which sounds rather pompous, but it’s true. ;-) I love writing romance books.

Many thanks to Elizabeth for the interview. Be sure and check out the other tour spots below...and now for the giveaway!

GIVEAWAY:

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
5 COPIES OF THIS EXCITING BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!

RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: Comment and name your favorite kind of treat you used to like to get in your Trick or Treat bag...or one you would like that you never got!

+1 MORE ENTRY: Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and leave link in your comment!

+1 MORE ENTRY: Follow on Google Connect (see left hand sidebar) or tell me how you do follow


DEADLINE TO ENTER IS
6 PM, EST, NOVEMBER 14
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GHOUL LUCK!

OTHER TOUR SPOTS
http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/ - Oct. 30 review, Giveaway
http://reesspace.blogspot.comOct. 30 Review, Giveaway
http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/ - Oct. 30 Q&A, Giveaway
www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.comOct. 30 Review, Giveaway,Q&A
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/ - Oct. 31 Review, Q&A and Giveaway
http://froggaritavillesbookcase.blogspot.comNov. 1 Review and Giveaway
http://bridget3420.blogspot.com Nov. 2 Review and Giveaway
http://www.readingwithmonie.comNov. 3 Q&A and Giveaway
http://imbookingit.wordpress.com/ - Nov. 4 Review and Giveaway
http://booksoulmates.blogspot.comNov. 4 Review and Giveaway, Q&A
http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.comNov. 4 Review and Giveaway, Q&A
http://www.findthetimetoread.blogspot.comNov. 4 Review and Giveaway
http://bookfan-mary.blogspot.com – Nov. 5 Review and Giveaway
http://seductivemusings.blogspot.com/ - Nov. 5 Review, Q&A and Giveaway
http://jmomfinds.amoores.com - Nov. 6 Q&A and Giveaway
www.libslibrary.blogspot.comNov. 6 Review and Giveaway
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.comNov. 6 Review and Giveaway
http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com Nov. 10 Review and Giveaway
http://booksoulmates.blogspot.comNov. 7 Review
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/ - Nov. 7 Review and Giveaway
http://mandablogsabout.blogspot.comNov. 8 Review and Giveaway
www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.comNov. 9 Review and Giveaway
http://annavivian.blogspot.com/ - Nov. 10 Review and Giveaway
http://www.morbid-romantic.net - Nov. 11 Review and Giveaway, Q&A
http://www.eclecticbooklover.com/ - Nov. 12 Review and Giveaway, Q&A
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/ - Nov. 12 Review and Giveaway
http://juniperrbreeeze.blogspot.com/ - Nov. 12 Review and Giveaway
http://dixie-afewofmyfavoritethings.blogspot.com/ - Nov. 12 Review


71 comments:

Marian said...

The book sounds spicy. :) I'd love to enter the giveaway! As for my favorite treat that I *didn't* get... there's a brand of chocolate called Jacques, which I ate a few times as a kid but was never able to find again. My favorite flavor was Hazelnut Praline.

Just thinking about it makes me want some chocolate right now, and it's six a.m. in the morning. Plus, all I have on hand are After Eights.

Marian

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KiraR said...

My favourite type of treat that I used to like to get was any kind of chocolate bar.

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KiraR said...

I follow using google connect.

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renee said...

This book lloks hot, would love to read this.
Renee
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My fav treat as a kid was pop, you always knew the houses that gave away pop and would go there first.

renee said...

I follow on google connnect
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Virginia C said...

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Life-Savers Gummies. Butterfingers. Fireballs! Tootsie Pops.

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Virginia C said...

I am a Google Friend Connect Follower & a subscriber.

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scottsgal said...

I enjoy her books. My fave Halloween treats are Kit Kats and M&M's

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fredamans said...

When we would trick-or-treat as kids, my favorite candies were the Hallowe'en kisses. MMM.

Happy Hallowe'en!

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fredamans said...

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fredamans said...

I follow via Google connect.

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tetewa said...

My favorite treat was Reese's peanut butter cups, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Meljprincess said...

Bubble Gum was my favorite treat that I used to get in my Trick or Treat bag.

Hi, Elizabeth! I enjoy your books immensely! Hope I win a copy of DESIRE.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Meljprincess said...

I did the Google connect deal and I'm a follower.

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dor said...

I always loved to chocolate bars. Any kind. Yap, I'm a women. I found you on Maria's Space...Thanks for the giveaway. Wish I could subscribe by email.

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dor said...

I follow on google friend.

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elaing8 said...

great giveaway please count me in

I liked to get the little chocolate bars and rockets for Halloween

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elaing8 said...

+1 Google Friend Connect Follower

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chey said...

This book sounds great!

My favourite halloween candy is caramels.

I subscribe by yahoo reader.

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holdenj said...

I always loved the weird peanut butter taffy things as a kid. Now, they leave a bit to be desired!
Thanks.
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holdenj said...

I follow via google friend connect!
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RAnn said...

I like Smarties and Mounds. I'm a follower. ruthjoec at aol.com

throuthehaze said...

I loved getting Snickers!

Raelena
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throuthehaze said...

follow in google friend connect

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lag123 said...

Candy corn was (and still is) the ultimate.

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Martha Lawson said...

Great interview!!

mini tootsie rolls!



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Martha Lawson said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to get Dove Bars or Ferro Rocher chocolate.

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I follow you by repeatedly visiting your website.

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bekki1820cb said...

I liked to get MaryJanes...they are peanut butter chewy candies wrapped in either black or orange wrappers. bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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coffeeeeeeeee said...

My favourite candy would have to be "cry babies", a super sour candy.

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dag888888 said...

Snickers are my favorite Halloween treats. I wish I got Sees chocolates, anything with nuts!

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Commchick said...

My favorite treat to get at Halloween was always Reese's cups and I give them away now every year.

Sharon
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Commchick said...

I follow you on Blogger.

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etirv said...

I'm a huge Elizabeth Hoyt fan, I even follow her tweets! My favorite Halloween treats are Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. I would love to get Cadbury chocolates especially fruit and nut!

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etirv said...

Already follow!

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Emma said...

My favorite treat was Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. TO DESIRE A DEVIL sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Lynnie said...

As a kid I would always look to hit the pay dirt of any full size candy bar.

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Mariee said...

+1 My favorite treat is Twix or Milk Duds!

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Mariee said...

+1 I'm a follower

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Stacie said...

I love to get KitKats!!

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Stacie said...

I follow.

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Mitz said...

To Desire a Devil sounds like a nice keep me warm this winter read. Id love a copy of this book.

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Mitz said...

My favorite Halloween candy as a child was reeses cups, snickers and of course gotta have candy corn..

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http://paranormalbooklovers.blogspot.com said...

I am a follower

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I always loved the tiny Snickers bars.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

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Anonymous said...

I always loved getting chocolate in my goody bag. walkerd@primus.ca

Anonymous said...

I just became a google connect follower.

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Bethie said...

I always loved Reese's peanut butter cups. I would always eat them first.

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Bethie said...

+1 I follow

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Anonymous said...

I love chocolate in my trick or treat bag. walkermisc@primus.ca

cfisher1504 said...

M&M's..cfisher1504 at gmail dot com

cheryl c said...

A treat that I didn't get for Halloween was Godiva chocolate. Maybe I will get it in my stocking!

I would love to win this final book in a series that I have really enjoyed!

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cheryl c said...

I follow through Google blogger.

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heatherzilla said...

My favorite treat is reese cups. Yum Yum!
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heatherzilla said...

I follow on google friend connect.
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heatherzilla said...

I tweeted:
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mariag said...

Please enter me to win.

I loved getting chips.

mariag said...

I follow

cherdon said...

Please enter me to win this great read. To Desire A Devil sounds tantalizing.

My favorite Halloween treat was corn chips.

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cherdon said...

tweeted

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cherdon said...

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CherylS22 said...

My favorite treats were "Baby Ruth" candy bars.
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Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate and more of it is what I like.

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