Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blog Tour & Contest: Teresa Medeiros

The Devil Wears Plaid
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket

Summary: Emmaline Marlow is about to wed the ancient patriarch of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor's prison when the Hepburn's sworn enemy Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and whisks her away. Jamie is everything her bridegroom is not--young, handsome, virile...and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart. Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a spirited beauty who will defy him at every turn. All of his plans to use her as a pawn in the centuries old Highland feud begin to go awry when passion flares between the two of them. A man can kidnap a bride, but is it possible for him to steal her innocence without losing his own heart?

If you've been reading my blog for long you know I love dark urban fantasy, and kick ass heroines. Historical romance is a fairly new genre for me, and I discovered something while reading The Devil Wears Plaid. I have a soft, girly side that was reduced to tears by the end of the book. Tears. I was weepy, like a beauty pageant winner fanning her face "Oh my Lord, give me a tissue." *swoon* Who knew?

This is my first Teresa Medeiros book, sent to me by the publisher after I requested to join the blog tour. I was captivated from the first page, and read until 2:30 a.m. because I needed to know what was going to happen next. Emmaline, our heroine, is spunky, stubborn, compassionate, courageous and she can dish out the insults with the best of them. I loved her from the first chapter, and cheered her on throughout the entire book. I dare readers to not love her as much as I do.

Jamie, our Highlander hero, starts off brooding and bitter, seeking revenge for a feud that's been going on for 5 generations. We first meet him as he charges in on his "towering black horse" speaking with a "Scots burr so deep and rich it sent an involuntary shiver down Emma's spine". "Slap me silly" I thought to myself, "I am not getting any work done until I finish this book." Seriously folks, The Devil Wears Plaid, is a fast paced romantic adventure with just enough of a twist, and plenty of action to keep the reader entertained until the wee hours of the morning.

I would be remiss not to mention the steamy scenes in The Devil Wears Plaid. The author makes the reader really want those scenes before she gives them to us. The main characters don't throw down with a lusty vengeance until they both are good and ready. The scenes are steamy, emotional and light hearted. They will evoke sighs aplenty from readers.

Teaser Words:
dirt and rock
pistol
ransom
forest ghosts
wooden tub
bell tower
betrayals
dreams

Teresa Medeiros lives in Kentucky with her husband and her cats Willow and Buffy the Mouse Slayer. Her next novel, Goodnight Tweetheart, the story of a man and woman who meet and fall in love on Twitter, will be released in January of 2011. You can join her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/teresamedeirosfanpage, follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/teresamedeiros and visit her website at www.teresamedeiros.com.

WIN A COPY OF TERESA'S BOOK
The publisher is allowing me to give one copy of The Devil Wears Plaid to a random person who comments on this post by answering the following question:

What is the first romance you remember reading?

The contest will end on September 9th, 2010. Please leave your answer plus your email IF it's not associated with your google profile.

~Brenda

14 comments:

Sullivan McPig said...

Hmm... I think that would be 'The Wolf and the Dove' by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. It was recommended to me by my grandmother and i've nver looked at her the same way after reading it.

(pleae include me if tis is international)

Robin K said...

I think those would be the VC Andrews books I read as a tween.

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Nancy said...

I would say Sense & Sensiblility by Jane Austen.
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Emily said...

The earliest title I can recall is Lion's Lady by Suzanne Barclay, although I'm sure there were titles before then. Great giveaway!

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Thanks!

Scorpio M. said...

My first romance was probably a YA romance from the Sweet Dreams line but I can't recall the title.

My first adult romance was called Wild Wyoming Nights by Sylvie Sommerfield. It was an old-school bodice ripper, lol!

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Martha Lawson said...

Sweet Savage Love by Rosemary Rogers!! Fell in love with romances and have been hooked ever since!

I follow on gfc

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Giada M said...

I believe mi first was The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons, a really amazing book.
Please enter me in the contest only if it is international.

Thank you!

Giada M.

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throuthehaze said...

The first romance I read was The Paper Marriage by Bronwyn Williams.

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k_sunshine1977 said...

it was a ghostly affair by charlotte maclay. i was looking for some good ghost stories at the library and saw the word "ghost" in the title, so i checked it out....and i haven't been the same since!

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strange_candy_reviews said...

The first actual romance novel I read was a mills & boon, but I don't remember the title. My nana has always had them and I 'borrowed' one when I was about 12 I think.

SusiSunshine said...

Lovely review hon. I have that book on my radar for quite some time now. It is so pretty and everyone seems to love it.

The first romance I can remember...does YA count? If yes it was "Ben Liebt Anna" by Peter Härtling. we read it for school and it was super cute. Otherwise I would say Trudi Canavan's Age of the Five series.

Lu said...

Mmmm i think it was "Kringe in die Bos". Its in Afrikaans, but there is a English version as well. Beautiful story and one of my favourites!

Here is more on it: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1174043.Kringe_in_n_bos

Thanks for this giveaway!

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maidenhealer@hotmail.com said...

Mary Janice Davidson! [undead and unemployed].

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LiLi said...

It may be Lessons from a Courtesan by Jenna Petersen but I'm not completely sure, it was definitely the most memorable though ;).

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