One High-born but Reluctant Bride: Book Hooks! #MFRWauthor #MFRWhooks

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This week’s Book Hook is from the first chapter of my steamy Victorian novellette, How To Woo… A Reluctant Bride, written under my Lyndi Lamont pseudonym. Book Hooks! is sponsored by Marketing For Romance Writers, a fabulous group of romance authors.

How To Woo... A Reluctant BrideA marriage contract, nothing more…until darkly handsome Evan Channing and demure Lydia Blatchford meet. Yet the rules are simple for an arrangement such as theirs. There should be no misunderstanding, no illusions of anything more.

Lydia Blatchford wants the kind of love and romance she reads in books. Fortunately, she didn’t specify which book. And her darkly handsome groom has just the right one: the Kama Sutra.


How was she going to make it through dinner seated next to him?

Lydia glanced across the room at Evan Arthur Channing, scion of a fabulously wealthy merchant family. Her fiancé, soon to be her husband.

They had met but once, when her brother brought Mr. Channing home to discuss the financial arrangements with her mother. One high-born bride with entrée into polite society in exchange for an unspecified amount of cash to shore up the family coffers. At least he was dressed respectably. In fact, the black evening suit fit him so perfectly, she was sure he’d been to see her brother’s tailor. And no doubt paid Harry’s bill as well since her brother was also resplendent in a new suit.

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Can you imagine being in Lydia’s predicament, sold into an arranged marriage to save the family home? Fortunately, I could or there would have been no story! Let me know what you think in a comment below, and don’t forget to enter this month’s Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card & 2015 Mouse Pad Calendar. Use the linky list to hop to more MFRW Book Hooks!

Linda / Lyndi

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Pregnancy Plan, a #RockingRomance by @AuthorTinaGayle #MFRWauthor

Author Tina Gayle is here to answer some questions about romance and tell us about her newest Rocking Romance, Pregnancy Plan.

1. What romantic event would you like to see this year? Love to be invited to a wedding. It has been a few years and I enjoy the celebration of love.

2. Name your favorite romantic tip – Remember to say I love often with meaning.

3. What Rocking romance do you find intriguing. Miss Piggy and Kermit- can’t help but love them

4. What is your Rocking Romance flower? Indian Paintbrushes – you can only get them during the spring and you have to pick them.

5. Plan one romantic evening what would you do? Stay in and order in a pizza, watch a movie and snuggle on the couch. I like to keep things simple.

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Pregnancy Plan blurb:Pregnancy Plan cover

Jillian Wilson wants a baby and is willing to do just about anything to have one. Until her almost ex-boyfriend shows up at her hotel room door. Then she has to convince him she’s not fooling around with his brother.

Now, Derrick is only to happy to help with her problem.

Can Jillian love him and leave him even when he is hurt in a car crash and now believes they are married?


Derek entered the condo, exhausted from a day at the lake. He wanted a cold beer and a hot shower, in that order.

Good thing he’d strong-armed his brother into taking Kelly away for the weekend. He had the place to himself, and Jason and his fiancée could use the relief from the stress of planning their wedding.

Removing his sweaty shirt, he threw it over his shoulder, opened the refrigerator, and grabbed a Bud. With a quick twist of his wrist, he uncapped the bottle, and poured the cold liquid down his throat.

Now the shower.

He stepped around the bar separating the kitchen from the dining area. The light on the answering machine blinked. He hit the button.

“Uh, Jason, it’s Jillian.”

A picture of a shapely woman flashed through Derek’s mind.

“I don’t want you to worry. I’m not pregnant…”

“Holy shit!” Every big-brother, over-protective gene in his body kicked into gear.

The shattering sound of his beer bottle hitting the floor and his fist connecting with the wall doused the end of the message.

Could this be the reason Kelly was having second thoughts about marrying Jason?


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Author Tina GayleAuthor Bio:

Tina Gayle grew up a dreamer and loves escaping into a good romantic book.

She is currently working on two different series: the Executive Wives’ Club and the Family Tree series both combine elements of women’s fiction with the passion of romance. Read the 1st chapter of any of her books on her website.

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