Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Miss Merton’s Last Hope {+ Giveaway}

MMLH_DC200I’m delighted to be participating in author Heather Boyd’s Virtual Tour for her release today of MISS MERTON’S LAST HOPE, book three in her Miss Mayhem Series.

As part of the virtual tour, Heather is sharing an excerpt from her book and is hosting a tour-wide $25 giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more details on the giveaway.

Release Date: October 13, 2015
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Length: 40,000 words novella
Heat Rating: Sizzling

Here’s a brief synopsis of MISS MERTON’S LAST HOPE

        Over the years, Melanie Merton has used every trick and ruse to repel overeager gentlemen callers without ever revealing the real reason she won’t say yes to an offer of marriage. When neighbor Walter George jumps to her defense against slurs cast by suitor number twelve, he also pries into her past—uncovering the circumstances around a tragic loss in her childhood and her aversion to being touched by anyone.
        But even protective Walter must be kept at a distance for his own good, because despite a growing attraction between them, Melanie must deny him too. Unlike other men his age in Brighton, Walter George hadn’t considered Melanie Merton for a wife because he was convinced he’d never have a chance to impress his haughty neighbor.
        But that was before he understood her better, before he uncovered why she kept friends and suitors alike at bay. The right husband could restore the woman he sees into some semblance of the fun-loving child of his memory, but would Walter stand a chance or become just another unlucky suitor?


Now for the EXCERPT ……….

      Melanie Merton hated her life. She hated the clothes she wore. The house she lived in that was no longer hers to manage. The smiles she had to bestow upon her brother’s friends while overlooking their scowls. Even without the responsibilities she’d always enjoyed, and the hours on her own, she never had a moment’s peace. She just wanted a quiet morning, and that never seemed to happen lately unless she confined herself to her bedchamber.
      Today, she was entertaining Mr. Linus Radley until his sister, Julia, her new sister-in-law, came down that morning. The forms of proper behavior that had been drilled into her head since she was a young girl made it impossible for her to say what was really on her mind, even when she wanted to. She was too polite to ask Mr. Radley to go away until a more reasonable hour of the day, and had ordered tea and cake to fill the endless minutes until Julia relieved her of this duty.
      “It looks to be a lovely day for a stroll,” Mr. Radley said suddenly. “Might I entice you to venture out with me to look upon the sea? With your maid, of course.”
      Melanie sighed with what she hoped sounded like regret and not irritation. She would not go out walking with Linus Radley, with or without a suitable chaperone. She had seen enough of him in the past weeks not to want anything more to do with him than she absolutely had to. He was a bully. “Unfortunately, I am otherwise engaged today.”
      Dear God, the man wants particulars.

MISS MERTON’S LAST HOPE is available at Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Nook, and you can Add to Goodreads Shelf


Author Heather Boyd
Bestselling historical author Heather Boyd believes every character she creates deserves their own happily-ever-after, no matter how much trouble she puts them through. With that goal in mind, she writes sizzling regency romance stories that skirt the boundaries of propriety to keep readers enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. 

Heather has published over twenty novels and shorter works. Catch her latest news She lives north of Sydney, Australia, and does her best to wrangle her testosterone-fueled family (including cat Morpheus) into submission. 

For more on Heather and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook, as well as subscribe to her mailing list.


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Thanks so much for stopping by today during Heather’s visit. Do you enjoy historical romance? What are your thoughts on novellas? 

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  1. That's a really interesting premise for a romance novel, Mason. We all have pasts, and it makes sense that the past impacts someone's interest in a relationship. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ooh, this one sounds delicious. Thanks for telling us about it, Mason, and good luck to you, Heather.

  3. Heather, thanks for joining us today to share this excerpt. Quite an intriguing story. Wishing you much success.

    Hi all, thanks for stopping by.

  4. Love to have you here Heather. Thanks for the review Mason, always exciting!

  5. Wanting a quiet morning and a moments peace is speakng my language.
    This sounds like a very different approach to a familiar story. Thank you, and Heather.

  6. Hello everyone. Thank you for your kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for sharing in my new release Mason.

  7. Sounds wonderful! Congratulations to Heather.

  8. This is a fabulous story! Thank you so much for sharing Miss Merton's Last Hope today :)


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