Tuesday, January 19, 2010

THE TRUTH ABOUT LORD STONEVILLE: PREVIEW & GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE TRUTH ABOUT
LORD STONEVILLE

BY SABRINA JEFFRIES

DIRECT BREAKING NEWS
FROM HER WEBSITE!


Here is what Sabrina Jeffries
has to say about this new series:
"What happens when you write a
series only to end up with lots
of leftover heroes...
You write ANOTHER series to
use them, of course!"



This series is the marriage of two things. First, my attachment to a leftover hero from the Heiress series, Lord Stoneville, who captured the imagination of my readers (a lot of people expected him to be Cousin Michael) . And second, my interest in an actual historical family from the Georgian period: the Earl of Barrymore and his siblings.

The Earl of Barrymore's parents died when he was very young (he was 4 years old at his father's death, 11 at his mother's), leaving him and three siblings to grow up spoiled by their grandmother. All four were quite wild, and they all had nicknames. He was called Hellgate, one of his brothers was called Cripplegate (because of a club foot), and the other was Newgate (the only prison he’d never been in). Their sister was Billingsgate, because she cursed like a fishwife. I’ve always been fascinated by them. He was incredibly multi-talented and romantic, though sadly he died at 24. If you want to read more about the siblings, you can find more information at The Regency Collection.

I stole a few details from the facts about this interesting family, made my guy Oliver the oldest sibling, and, voila, another noble family emerged—the Sharpes.

Oliver (the Marquess of Stoneville), Jarret, Minerva, Gabriel, and Celia were deprived of their parents as a result of a tragedy that happened nineteen years ago. It sent them into free fall, which is where they've been ever since. Their rich maternal grandmother, not of the nobility, has been supporting them, but now she has issued an ultimatum—marry or be cut off. And not just one of them, but all of them. Now they're scrambling to decide what to do with their lives. Do they give in to Gran's demands? Or do they fight to thwart her somehow? You'll have to read the books to discover the answer!

Some of the Heiress characters will show up from time to time (Stoneville's friends, after all, married heiresses or teachers from the school), and some of the characters from the Heiress series are sure to have a place in this series. If you want to vote for whom you'd most like to see appear in a later book, you can do so here. But if you haven't read the Heiress series, you won't be lost at all—these books are definitely self-contained stories. I hope you'll try them out!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

They're the scandalous Sharpes, five hell-raising siblings tainted by a shocking family legacy. Now each faces a daunting ultimatum: marry by year's end -- or kiss their inheritance good-bye.

In the two decades since a tragic "accident" took the lives of his parents, Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, has survived the scandal surrounding that fateful night by living as an unrepentant rakehell. And with his grandmother vowing to disinherit him if he doesn't settle down and wed, he plans to fulfill the bargain in true Sharpe style -- by bringing home a fake fiancée from a brothel! But his scheme is derailed when he rescues an American beauty in a dire predicament instead. Maria Butterfield came to London to track down her groom-to-be, who's gone missing, but her engagement won't stop Oliver from getting what he wants: her, in his bed. His rebellious masquerade may call his grandmother's bluff , but it's soon made all too real -- by a love that tempts him to be a hellion no more.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

By the time Sabrina Jeffries was eighteen, she'd eaten chicken heads and jellyfish, been chased by a baby elephant, seen countless cobras and pythons, had the entire series of rabies shots, and visited rain forests and rubber plantations. But that wasn't enough excitement for her; to escape her mundane life as a missionary's daughter, she read romance novels.

Now she writes romance novels, and her bestselling, award-winning tales of strong women and sexy, dangerous men have been translated all over the world. Although she now lives in North Carolina with her husband and son, her colorful life has given her plenty of inspiration for more novels. Visit her website at www.sabrinajeffries.com.

EXCERPT

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO JEANNE WITH NANCY
BERLAND PUBLIC RELATIONS, I AM
ABLE TO GIVE AWAY ONE COPY OF
THIS FABULOUS NEW FIRST BOOK
OF THE SERIES AND A SET OF SUPER
REGENCY NOTECARDS TO A
LUCKY WINNER!


--U.S. 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 ON A BOOK OF SABRINA JEFFRIES YOU HAVE READ OR WOULD LIKE TO READ BY CHECKING THEM OUT ON HER WEBSITE HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: WATCH FOR MY REVIEW TO FOLLOW SOON AND COMMENT ON IT THERE TO GET A BONUS ENTRY OR TWO!!

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND THEN COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK

+1 MORE ENTRY:COMMENT IF YOU FOLLOW ON MY GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT (STILL LOOKING FOR #600), OR WHERE OR HOW YOU DO FOLLOW


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN
BY 6 PM, EST, FEBRUARY 13


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

57 comments:

Linda Kish said...

I think I would enjoy Snowy Night with a Stranger

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Linda Kish said...

GFC follower

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Cheryl said...

Hello. Sounds like a great start to a fun new series.

I would like to read The Lord Trilogy books by Sabrina

I am already a google follower.

Looking forward to your review.

Cheryl
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Jane said...

I've read many of Sabrina's books and one of my favorites is "To Pleasure a Prince" where the heroine is dyslexic.

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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

holdenj said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, but she looks like she's full of a lot of romantic, fun stories. I think the School for Heiresses series is where I would begin.
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holdenj said...

I'm a loyal google friend connect follower! Thanks.
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Margay said...

I would like to read all of Sabrina's books eventually. I have read all of the books in the Royal Brotherhood series and really liked them.

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance. I would love to read Wed Him Before You Bed Him. I just love the title!

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Bethie said...

+1 I follow on Google friend connect.

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Martha Lawson said...

I've read several of Sabrina's books. One that I really enjoyed was In The Prince's Bed!!

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Martha Lawson said...

I am a follower.

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g.g. said...

I would like to read A School for Heiresses

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g.g. said...

I follow on Google Friend connect and by email

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Leslie said...

I would like to read Ms. Jefferies' The Pirate Lord.

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Leslie said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect.

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kalynnick said...

I read a her THE SCHOOL FOR HEIRESSES SERIES, THE SWANLEA SPINSTER SERIES, and THE ROYAL BROTHERHOOD SERIES..what can I say..I'm big fan of hers!

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kalynnick said...

I'm follower through GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT.

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rubynreba said...

I'd like to read Wed Him Before You Bed Him.
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rubynreba said...

I follow on google friend
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Jane said...

Forgot to mention I'm a GFC follower.

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Lacey said...

The School for Heiresses sounds like a good book!!

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Lacey said...

I am a follower with google friends.

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Lacey said...

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Booklover1335 said...

Hi Bingo,
I am a huge fan of Sabrina's historical romances. I think I have read all of them except for The Truth About Lord Stoneville, but my favorite is the first one I read which was Never Seduce a Scoundrel.

thanks for the chance to win from one of my fav authors

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Booklover1335 said...

I posted on my blog about this giveaway. You can find it here

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Booklover1335 said...

+ I follow Bookin with Bingo via my google reader

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bison61 said...

I would like to read A Dangerous Love

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CrystalGB said...

I love Sabrina's writing. My favorite is The Pirate Lord.

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CrystalGB said...

I am a google connect follower.

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RAnn said...

I like the School for Heiresses series

RAnn said...

I follow ruthjoec at aoldotcom

RAnn said...

I blogged http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2010/01/from-my-reader_22.html

Carol L. said...

I love Sabrina's books. The Royal Brotherhood, The School for Heiresses were all great and loved the last one. But the Pirate Lord I'm going to read again. I love Pirates, at least Sabrina's.
Thanks.
Carol L.
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Carol L. said...

I'm a Google follower
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Carol L. said...

I liked the interview and review. It certainly makes me want to follow up with a read.
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throuthehaze said...

I would love to read Never Seduce A Scoundrel
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throuthehaze said...

I am a follower

Raelena
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Kristen said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Heiress series so I'm glad to see some of those characters will make appearances again. I'd love to read this one. And I do follow via Google.

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Mariee said...

Let Sleeping Rogues Lie is my favorite Sabrina Jeffries book.

I'm a follower.

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Dina said...

I would like to read THE LORD TRILOGY
Book 1 - The Pirate Lord
Book 2 - The Forbidden Lord
Book 3 - The Dangerous Lord
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Dina said...

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Mariela said...

From the books that she has written i must say that the lord trilogy all three of the books are interesting and a must-read.

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Mariela said...

I am a google follower.

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Mary said...

I'd like to read Never Seduce a Scoundrel.

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Mary said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

I would want to read the Hellions of Halstead Hall series from the beginning. Sabrina is a new author for me.

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madwoman-doing-cartwheels said...

Following you on Google Friend Connect/Ally

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rubynreba said...

I haven't read any of her books but would like to read Wed Him Before You Bed Him.
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rubynreba said...

I follow
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Sue A. said...

I'm looking forward to the release of Wed Him Before You Bed Him which comes out June 23, 2009!

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Sue A. said...

I follow through Googles friends connect

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Linda Henderson said...

I would like to read In The Prince's Bed.

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Linda Henderson said...

I follow on Google.

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Karin said...

Beware a Scot's Revenge --sounds like a good one.

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