Posted by Carly at Sep 20, 2012 6:00 am
Thanks for hosting me at Plotmonkeys again, Carly and ladies! I am so excited to be here!
When I was a teenager, it was a very big deal for a guy to have his ear(s) pierced. Like only very bad boys who were up to very bad things did stuff like that. Needless to say, my very conservative dad (former Marine) was none too happy when a potential boyfriend showed up for our first date with a lovely gold hoop in his ear.
And when that same potential boyfriend became a real boyfriend and had his other ear pierced and got a tattooâ€¦Talk about adding insult to injury.
All kidding (kind of) aside, I love reading about a hero that has piercings. For me itâ€™s like the new tattoo. And my hero, Sasha Romanov, in THIRD TIMEâ€™S a CHARM has two piercings.
Sasha stood, propping himself against the window above the claw-foot tub and gingerly moved the soap over his skin. Steaming hot water ran down his body, washing away the suds, blood and grime, revealing his lean, muscular form. The large cross tattoo on his bicep contracted and expanded with his movements. Gold nipple rings flashed in the morning sun.
Wonder if the heroine, Rose Holland, plans on helping him wash his back? ;)
What about you? Do you like for your hero to be tattooed or pierced? Maybe a combination of the two? Two lucky Commenters will receive an e-copy of THIRD TIMEâ€™S a CHARM for their Kindle or Nook.
Not even Holland Springs’ Most Notorious Resident can stop this Love Spell.
Customers come to Rose Hollandâ€™s apothecary shop for three things: to hear her uncanny matchmaking advice, to buy the â€œmagicalâ€ hair and skin products she sells, and to accuse her of trying to steal their men. For years Rose has been entirely innocent and almost content with that status quo. But that was before sexy, smooth-talking Sasha Romanov came to town and made her want to use her love potions on himâ€¦ until he broke her heart. Now corrupt town officials want to seize her land and sell it to an industrial giant, and her only hope for help looks like the one man she canâ€™t trustâ€”or stop herself from falling under his spell.
Alexander â€œSashaâ€ Romanov seems like every womanâ€™s dream: charming, handsome and fabulously rich. But while the people of Holland Springs think heâ€™s in town to generously invest in their economy (and possibly one of their daughters), Sasha struggles to save his sick mother from his vicious uncleâ€™s plans by doing everything the greedy businessman wants. And Vlad Romanov wants Rose Hollandâ€™s landâ€”at any cost.
Despite Sashaâ€™s vow to get the job done and keep his hands (and everything else!) off Rose, the blue-eyed witch enchants him. But his motherâ€™s life remains in the balance. Sasha must find a way to protect his mother, sabotage his uncleâ€™s plans, and win the woman whoâ€™s captured his heart without destroying everything she loves.
“A refreshing, whimsical contemporary romance with complex characters and bursts of emotion that tugs on your heartstrings. Kept me up till one AM reading!”~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
Marquita Valentine writes small town romances that are anything but small. Lisa Kleypas, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson are among her favorite contemporary authors. Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man — and if that doesn’t work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.
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