|Lisa Marie Wilkinson
Joined: 08 Feb 2009
|Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:43 am Post subject: Last Chance to Enter Drawing for ARC of Stolen Promise
|From the award-winning author of "Fire at Midnight," comes a unique, new historical romance:
At the Lowara Gypsy Camp outside Windsor, England, in 1806, a young woman will lose her independence in a common marriage market transaction. Jade knows she is promised to Dimitri, a possessive abuser. Jade knows he will hurt her. Jade knows her freedom is gone.
When her father sends her to the arms of another man, she finds only slight consolation . . . until she encounters her intended. Evan Dark is a half-Gypsy gentleman—nothing like Dimitri. Caught in a battle between tribes, Jade is a piece of property, the ideal runaway bride. In order to escape Dimitri’s clutches, she sails for Charleston with Evan as his indentured servant. But, engaged to another woman as part of a plantation merger in South Carolina, Evan’s affiliation with Jade can never be more than professional.
Evan must choose between fulfilling his obligation to marry his betrothed or accept his overpowering passion for Jade, a woman his matchmaking Gypsy grandfather deemed the perfect Romany wife. In nineteenth-century America, where insincere tradition meets old money and arranged matrimony in upper-crust society, Evan faces the most difficult decision of his life: Remain loyal to the fiancée he holds in commitment . . . or be true to the lover he holds in his heart.
STOLEN PROMISE will be released in March, 2010. I am currently holding a drawing for an Advance Reader Copy on my website. The winner will be drawn on October 3rd.
Please visit my website to view a video trailer for the novel.
Lisa Marie Wilkinson, Historical Adventure Romance
IPPY Gold Medal Winner, Romance
Winner, USA Book News Best Books of 2009
PNWA Bronze Winner
Maryland Writers Association Novel Contest Winner