Sunday, December 27, 2009

KNIGHT OF PLEASURE: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

KNIGHT OF PLEASURE
BY MARGARET MALLORY


ABOUT THE BOOK:

THE GREATEST PASSION

Lady Isobel Hume is an expert swordswoman who knows how to choose her battles. When the king asks her to wed a French nobleman to form a political alliance, she agrees. But that's before the devilishly charming Sir Stephen Carleton captures her heart-and tempts her to betray her betrothed, her king, and her country.

IS WORTH THE GREATEST PERIL

Sir Stephen Carleton enjoys his many female admirers-until he dedicates himself to winning the lovely Isobel. So when a threat against the king leads Isobel into mortal danger, Stephen has a chance to prove that he is more than a knight of pleasure...and that love can conquer all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Margaret Mallory started out as a Midwest girl. Except for two years in Africa, she grew up in small towns in northern Michigan, where her dad was a county extension agent. She received degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Law School, and then headed to Washington, DC to save the world. When that failed, she packed up and moved to the Pacific Northwest for no reason except that it was beautiful and far from her last jobs and boyfriends. She admits to having a vague notion of finding herself a park ranger with a dog. The man she met was not a park ranger, but he was willing to get the dog. Marriage and children soon followed.

Margaret spent many rewarding—but rather wearing—years in jobs devoted to improving services for abused children and care for the elderly. Not long ago, she surprised (shocked?) her friends and family by abandoning her legal career—and steady job—to write novels. She is thrilled to spend her days writing stories of love and adventure, instead of going to endless meetings. After all, she has always loved romantic tales, heroic deeds, and happy endings. And, at long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad and rewarding the worthy—in the pages of her novels.

With her two children off to college, Margaret spends most of her time working on her next books. She loves to hear from readers.

FIVE FUN FACTS FROM ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

from HACHETTE WEBSITE

1. My husband has yet to read one of my books out of fear he might laugh at the wrong parts and not be forgiven.

2. My nineteen-year-old son made me cut out the love scenes — literally, with scissors-so he could read my book “without being traumatized.”

3. A male friend advised me, “If you had a different cover and different title, men might read this book.”

4. My father-in-law STILL thinks it’s funny to say the models on the cover look just like my husband and me — ha,ha,ha,ha.

5. They all love my sexy covers — whether they admit it or not.


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I
HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
WONDERFUL BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

THE RULES:

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--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY

HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON AUTHOR MARGARET MALLORY'S "MUSINGS" ABOUT "THE LANCASTERS", "MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS COURT", OR "CASTLES" FROM HER WEBSITE HERE!

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JANUARY 15

GOOD LUCK!

21 comments:

Bethie said...

I just love the abbey. What detail. I can almost picture the heriones brother spending time there with the monks.

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Martha Lawson said...

Wow the pictures of thecastles and the abbey was stunning! I loved the statue, it was gorgeous. Hopefully one day, I can travel and see them myself!!


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Mitzi H. said...

I love the fact that "Hotspur" Percy is a real character in Knight Of Desire. I would love to visit someday.

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Happy New Year!!!

booklover0226 said...

I enjoyed reading the information about the Lancasters. I like to have a bit of "background" knowledge of history when I read historical fiction.

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Margaret Mallory said...

Thanks for featuring my book! I'm loving the comments about the photos and historical info I put up on my website. :)

Margaret Mallory

Angie said...

I thought it was ibteresting that an abbey was built to atone for the sin of marrying his cousin

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bison61 said...

it was quite a celebration at the Christmas court-lots of food and entertainment-I like the part where they drank wine by the gallon!

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Benita said...

I love the photographs of the medieval castles on her website.Also, it was thrilling that she came upon the statue of Henry “Hotspur” Percy in a courtyard inside the castle. She explains that Hotspur is one of the real historical characters in Knight of Desire.

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penney said...

Hi Margaret I love your site and enjoyed reading about the Medieval Christmas Court I love the Medieval times.
I am looking forward to your new book.
Happy New Year!
I have this site on my facebook here and posted about it. I'm a follower too.
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Emma said...

KNIGHT OF PLEASURE sounds wonderful. Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

etirv said...

Very interesting that Christmas Court was a time to see and be seen, ask favors, and ingratiate yourself with the royals with a special gift. Margaret really makes you imagine how they loved to celebrate during medieval times!

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RAnn said...

Loved the photos of the abbey!
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RAnn said...

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Chèli said...

My husband would definitely laugh at the wrong parts!

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Lacey said...

Love the pictures and want to book a trip now. Also i am more intrigued to read the book that was influenced by these castles.

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Leslie said...

I like the way Margaret Mallory incorporated Henry V into her series. First with him as Prince Harry in Knight of Desire and then as King Henry V in Knight of Pleasure making him an important secondary character.

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Nancye said...

Margaret Mallory loves castles. On her travels she came upon Alnwick Castle. She said: "It is such an amazing castle that I decided to use it in a scene in Knights of Pleasure

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Nicki said...

wow she really loves her castles! but i can't blame her cuz they go back to a time long long time ago!

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Eve said...

The pictures are beautiful. I love looking at historical architectures.

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