Monday, August 01, 2011

Meet Historical Author Cathy Maxwell - Scandal and Sedution Part One Giveaway



Meet Cathy Maxwell:

I hail from: I was raised in Olathe, KS. I am a Kansan by nature–stubborn, loyal, independent. I now consider Virginia my home and think I have adapted well to the Southern way of life (although I’ll never be a good cook!)

 My family: Children, two dogs, a cat, and two horses. They keep me busy, busy, busy.

My favorite quote: From Debbie Macomber, “Attitude is the key . . . each one of us is as successful as we make up our minds to be.”

My most embarrassing moment: I have many. I’m gullible. If you have a good practical joke, I’m the one to play it on.
A Seduction at Christmas


She never expected it would come to this


Desperation and an empty stomach forced Fiona Lachlan to agree to a plan that ended up luring the wickedly notorious Duke of Holburn into trouble. Everything went terribly wrong, and now she has found herself posing as his ward! And while she swore nothing could make her desire a scoundrel, even if he was a duke, she is now drawing ever closer to the one man she cannot have . . .
"Beware of innocence!"

The Duke of Holburn had spent years heeding this warning, and in doing so, managed to avoid the virginal young ladies who had been put in his path. But now his wild ways have gotten him into real danger. There are killers at the door and a temptingly beautiful woman in his arms. He is about to find himself seduced . . . and he isn't quite sure he wants to resist this time.



The Earl Claims His Wife

She'll be his perfect wife . . .


Preoccupied with fighting Napoleon and making love to his mistress, Brian Ranson has ignored his wife since their wedding. But now that he's become the Earl of Wright, he's ready to fetch his bride back to London. He's shocked to find she's become a bold, beautiful woman, exactly the kind he lusts after . . . and she wants nothing to do with him.

Gillian, Lady Wright, is desperate to seize the love she's been denied . . . but not with her rakish husband! So she makes a bargain—for thirty days she'll be the perfect wife, then he'll set her free. But no matter how she hardens her heart against her damnable earl, her body begs her to surrender

The Marriage Ring



The woman who will one day wear Richard Lynsted's ring will be genteel, dainty, and well-bred.


This eliminates Grace MacEachin on all three counts. A hellion of the first order, the alluring, infuriating woman would be nothing more than a passing temptation to an upstanding gentleman like Richard—if it weren't for the fact that she's trying to blackmail his father!

Or, as Grace sees it, trying to get justice—and maybe just the slightest hint of revenge on the family that tore her life asunder when she was just a girl. And as for Lynsted, well, the stuffy, humorless man wouldn't suffer for time spent in company more exciting than that of his company ledgers. Only when Richard gets Grace alone, she discovers he may know a thing or two about excitement after all . . .

His Christmas Pleasure


Anything can happen at Christmas!


When her father threatens to marry Abigail Montross off to a man twice her age (and with thirteen children!), she decides to elope instead with the irresistibly handsome Barón de Vasconia. She knows all about his notorious reputation. He is the most seductive man in all of London, but he's vowed to protect her, so she allows herself to be tempted into his bed, promising to guard her heart at all costs.

Andres believes he's entered into nothing more than a marriage of convenience with a charming and very wealthy young woman. But the days—and nights—Abigail spends in his arms soon reform this rogue. He'll do anything to gain her love—until they each discover the truth about the other and old wounds are revealed.

It's the season of miracles and passion—when love not only awakens the senses but delivers the greatest gift of all . . .

This contest is for US and Canadian Residents only.  For a chance to win one of the above books, comment, follow this blog or follow Cathy at Facebook.  Please leave your email address.  This contest ends August 28th.



Check back here for Part Two for a chance to win a copy of The Seduction of Scandal
Cathy Maxwell, whose New York Times bestsellers include Bedding the Heiress and In the Bed of a Duke, returns—for the last time—to the people and places of her Scandal and Seduction series with THE SEDUCTION OF SCANDAL, on sale Tuesday, August 30th. Come back to this website on August 30th for a chance to win The Seduction of Scandal.

8 comments:

chey said...

They all sound great!
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sheila said...

I've got 15 of your books....but not The Earl Claims His Wife or His Christmas Pleasure, and the newest look really good too.

smulholland62@msn.com

Lexi said...

Wow where have I been! A new author for me but the books sound great! Thanks for the chance to read some works from this author.

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Laurie G said...

I'd love to read either The Marriage Ring or His Christmas Pleasure. Cathy was one of the first romance authors that got me hooked on Romance books in the 1990's. I believe the first book was called You and No Other. What an amazing career she's had!

johns lake at usa dot com

Na said...

I also believe that attitude is key in happiness and success. Being positive and upbeat definitely beats the blues and leads to a good day.

I haven't read any of Cathy's books yet but it looks like this will soon change.

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cheryl c said...

This is a great series. I have read and enjoyed the first 2 books, so I am eager to read the rest!
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JHS. said...

First I've heard of these books, but I'd love to give them a read.

GFC follower.

JHS
Colloquium!

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Marilyn Shoemaker said...

Oops, missed this one. Here are the winners:


His Christmas Pleasure
smulholland62@msn.com

The Marriage Ring
johns lake at usa dot com

The Earl Claims His Wife jhsmail at comcast dot net

A Seduction at Christmas
chey127 at hotmail dot com

 

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