Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Pleasure of Your Kiss by Teresa Medeiros

casualphoto1I’m delighted to be a part of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Teresa Medeiros' Blog Tour today as she tours with her latest release, THE PLEASURE OF YOUR KISS.

Teresa continues to delight and surprise legions of fans with her signature wit and passion. Now, she offers a sexy and unexpected twist on a classic swashbuckling tale by setting it in a harem. THE PLEASURE OF YOUR KISS takes readers from the exotic intrigues of a sultan’s court to the glittering ballrooms of Regency London.  

Here’s a brief synopsis:
Ashton Burke is a legendary adventurer who has spent the past 10 years roaming the globe to forget the girl he left behind in England. His devil-may-care life is interrupted when he’s hired to rescue his brother’s kidnapped fiancée from a sultan’s harem. Too late, as he discovers she is none other than Clarinda Cardew, the very same girl who made off with his jaded heart a decade ago. 
coverThe last thing Clarinda wants is to be trapped in a palace of sensual delights with the man whose irresistible kisses still haunt her sleepless nights. Although he vows he is only doing his job, Clarinda quickly realizes that allowing Ashton to rescue her may put her yearning heart in even greater peril. 

In a journey both tantalizing and treacherous, Ashton and Clarinda resume the impetuous steps of their dangerous dance only to discover the most seductive pleasure of all may be love itself.
My Take: The author has created feisty and lovable characters. Clarinda is a bit strong-willed and full of passion. Ashton is sexy and has a tender heart. When the two are together sparkles fly and the heat builds.

The story is fast pace filled with suspense and intrigue. The author sprinkles bits of humor throughout and loads of fire and passion. There are twists and turns that will keep you hanging on with delight. It’s filled with enough emotions to have you laughing and crying.

THE PLEASURE OF YOUR KISS is a sensuous read for a cold winter night. You’ll be sweep away in this tale of forbidden love, exotic locations and compelling characters. Can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment.

Now a little background on Teresa. She wrote her first novel at the age of 21, introducing readers to one of the most beloved and versatile voices in romantic fiction. She has appeared on every national bestseller list, including the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists. She currently has over seven million books in print and is published in over 17 languages.

She was chosen one of the "Top Ten Favorite Romance Authors" by Affaire de Coeur magazine and won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for "Best Historical Love and Laughter". She is a seven-time Rita finalist, two-time PRISM winner, and two-time recipient of the Waldenbooks Award for bestselling fiction.

Teresa is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll, Kentucky Romance Writers, and Novelists, Inc. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and her cats, Willow and Buffy the Mouse Slayer. For more on Teresa and her writing, check out her website.

Do you enjoy escaping to exotic locations through books? Thanks so much for stopping by today.


  1. Mason - Thanks for the introduction to Teresa and her work. Sometimes a really exotic and fascinating location really can pull the reader in, especially if it's in a different time. It sounds as though this book really has that kind of appeal.

  2. Mason, thank you SO much for the lovely review! I'll definitely be quoting this one on my website :)

  3. Margot, you're quite right about the appeal of this book. It has that extra flavor (a mixture of characters and location) that holds your attention from beginning to end.

  4. Teresa, thank you for your kinds words. It was a delight to read this book and I'm so looking forward to the next installment.

  5. I have Teresa's The Bride and The Beast in my library, love it.
    This new book, the story, the harem setting, the cover all looks to be fabulous.
    Thanks Mason to present Teresa and her book here, I'll certainly read it.

  6. Books have always been my way of traveling because I can't afford to travel. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always made books my escape from reality.


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