Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Seduce Me by Robyn DeHart



"Fielding Grey is the second son of the Marquess of Eldon and fortune hunter by night. He's on a mission for the Legend Hunters--a group of wealthy, titled, and heart-breakingly gorgeous men, each of whom are after the find of the century--he has his eyes set on obtaining the illustrious Pandora's Box. But before he finds it, he encounters an equally alluring treasure--the woman bold enough to look inside. Esme Worthington can't resist taking the tiniest peek inside when fate drops the real Pandora's Box in her lap. Thus, she unleashes one of Pandora's irresistible curses: the curse of lust. Now, both Esme and Fielding must deal with this passionate curse--or blessing?--before unknown implications of Pandora's Box overpower them both.

My Thoughts: Surprise! Yes, surprise was my initial reaction to this book. Surprised that I liked the book so much. Normally, this type of cover would be a turn off for me but get past that and the story is not just a romantic romp but a fun adventure tale. The whole premise of legends and myths is interesting and once I started the book, I wanted to read more about mythology, archaeology and the rumors about curses and antiquities hunters.

Esme is such a fun character; serious, book loving scholar with a lot of spunk who is not averse to speaking her mind. Yet, inside beats the heart of a woman yearning for true love and family. At the advanced age of 27, she is convinced she will die a lonely virgin until she meets Fielding Grey. Sparks fly while the two of them try to track down others who have looked into the box and released some of its contents. In a race against time to thwart the curse, Esme and Fielding not only meet a few nefarious characters along the way but they find out some startling family revelations.

DeHart does a superb job of keeping up the reader's interest level. Her characters are very well fleshed out and are easily imagined. I think I too fell in love with Fielding! Another element of the book I really liked was the whole Victorian atmosphere. From exclusive gentlemen's clubs to the seediest parts of London, this book has it all; great characters, wonderful atmosphere, steamy ( phew, is it hot in here or is it just me?) romance and lots of adventure. What more could you ask for? I know I am really looking forward to the next two books in the Legend Hunter's trilogy. A fun read! For it's genre 4****

Author Bio:Robyn DeHart has published four books with Avon: Courting Claudia, A Study in Scandal, Deliciously Wicked, and Tempted At Every Turn. Known for her unique plotlines and authentic characters, Robyn is a favorite among readers and reviewers. Publishers' Weekly claims her writing to be "comical and sexy" while the Chicago Tribune dubs her "wonderfully entertaining." A two-time Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice award nominee, Robyn has earned 4 star and 4 star top pick reviews on all her books and Kathe Robin says, "Like Amanda Quick, DeHart will keep you up all night."

Robyn's 5 fun facts about the book can be found here and her website can be found here. Book trailer is on Robyn's website. A definite must see.

Now, for the giveaway. Through the generosity of Hachette Book Group, 5 books are up for grabs. Here are the usual "rules": US & Canada only, no P.O. Boxes. Deadline to enter is Aug 25th at 5 P.M.

***Please leave all comments in ONE box including your e mail address. ***
For official entry just comment why you would like to win !

Bonus entries:
3 bonus entries if you become a public follower (google friend connect). Already a follower? Awesome! That earns you the bonus entries also.
2 bonus entries if you post about the contest and leave me a link, please.
1 bonus entry if you put a link in your sidebar or tweet about it and leave me a link.

That should cover it. Don't forget the *** instructions. Thanks for visiting and good luck to all.

46 comments:

  1. I'd love to win this book because I just adore this author. I have been a fan since the beginning,with Courting Claudia still being one of my top favorites! I'll post this contest on my facebook page.
    Angela Frawley

    made4books@yahoo.com

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  2. Please enter my name in your wonderful draw. Thanks.

    I just became a follower of your blog.

    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. I so want to win this book!! I am already a follower, I have this posted on my Contest blog
    bjwaldron(at)gmail.com
    bookminded.blogspot.com

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  4. Kaye, love your review. You had me laughing too. As long ago as last year I would have passed right by this book because of the cover but I've learned that there are some wonderful writers (in this genre) out there who shouldn't be judged by their book covers. ("Is it hot in here, or is it just me?" :-D).

    Don't enter my name (the book is on my Kindle waiting to be read!). I'm glad I saw your review.

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  5. I've been on a romance kick lately and would love to discover more authors with great books! Please include me in this giveaway. I'm already a follower, and I've linked to this contest in my sidebar. Thanks!

    stephxsu at gmail dot com

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  6. This looks really interesting in that it doesn't seem to be the "usual". I'd love to read it and pass it on to my aunt as well.

    Oh! And I'm a follower. :)

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  7. Don't you just love when books surprise you? I'd love to read this book.

    savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

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  8. I love it when you aren't expecting much and the book far exceeds that!! I haven't read this genre in a long time but your review certainly has me leaning towards this one!!

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  9. All the reviews so far I've read on this blog tour have been good so I'd love to read this

    already a follower

    msboatgal at aol.com

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  10. I love Robyn DeHart's writing. Seduce Me sounds wonderful. Please count me in.

    I am a follower.

    Crystal816{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  11. I hadn't heard much about this book previously, but your review makes it look interesting.

    Please enter me into this drawing.

    I'm also already a follower via Google/Blogger.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  12. I'd love to win because Seduce Me sounds like a good story! Plus, I had a great-aunt named Esme and you just don't see that name around too often!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. This is a new author to me. I'd like to win the book.I've read great reviews for it
    elaing8(at)netscapae(dot)net

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  14. I'm a new follower
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  15. I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

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  16. Sounds like a great read!
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

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  17. I would love to win because I want to really read the book:)

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  18. I want to read this book because I'm fascinated by treasure hunters.

    I'm already a follower of this blog.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  19. I'd like to win because I've read so many great reviews & tidbits!
    +3 ~I'm already a follower~
    Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

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  20. Please count me in. Would love to read it..it's gotta be good if it's called "Seduce Me!" :)

    I'm a follower!

    rachie2004 @ yahoo (dot)com

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  21. I would love to read this one. Robyn DeHart is amazing and the book looks great. :)

    lyoness2009 @ hotmail *dot* cOm

    I follow your blog on my RSS reader if that counts?

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  22. This looks like a good read. I'll have to add it to my ever-growing reading list.

    If you liked this, you'll also like a new book called 'Knickles and Dimes'. It has hilarious characters and a really great story. I'd recommend it!

    Anyway, thanks for the review : )

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  23. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  24. Don't enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to add that I really enjoyed this one, too.

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  25. I would love to win this since I have read some of this authors previous books and they are very good!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  26. I am a follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

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  27. I love historical romances and research on new authors to read, please count me in!

    I already follow!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. These books sound fun and intriguing definately great for end of summer/fall reading!

    I'm now following publicly with Google (Loving Heart Mommy)

    Posting your giveaway here:
    http://www.lovingheartmommy.com/2009/08/giveaways-of-interest-updated-daily.html

    kristinia )AT) lovingheartmommy DOT COM

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  29. Book looks great, please enter me.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  30. Whis sounds like just what I need right now! Please enter me. I am also a follower.
    stacybooks at yahoo

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  31. I'd love to win because the reviews so far have been great, and I think I would enjoy this book.
    I am already a follower.

    southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. This book sounds really great. Please count me in for the giveaway!

    I'm a follower.

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. I would like to win because it sounds like a great read!

    Follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  34. I would love a chance to read Seduce Me. Please inclue me in your giveaway.
    +3 New Follower.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  35. Sounds like an interesting book!

    I am a follower.

    kirar59(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

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  36. OK, you talked me into it! With that review I have to try it. I had the same impression at first. It sounds like fun but maybe more of a "fluff" read (which I enjoy immensely) but now I know it's more involved. Thanks Kaye!

    +3 I'm a devoted follower!
    +2 Added a post.
    http://wrightysreads.blogspot.com/2009/08/check-out-this-contest.html
    +1 Added to sidebar.
    www.wrightysreads.blogspot.com

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  37. No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

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  38. I recently came across the cover and blurb of this book and had to add it to my TBR list. It sounds really good =)

    -I'm a new follower
    -I posted a link to this contest on my sidebar (http://creativitygone.blogspot.com)

    Thanks so much!!

    mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

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  39. Enter me please! jillian@blueshelled.com

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  40. I'd love to win. I'm a follower.

    ruthjoec at aoldotcom

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  41. I need a good book to read this month and this looks very good!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  42. I really want this book! It looks and sounds fantastic. Love the cover art.

    ++I am a follower!

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  43. I've been seeing lots of good comments about this book and I'm really interested in reading it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    rocket_kay at hotmail dot com

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  44. Please sign me up.
    Thanks,
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I hadn't heard of this book before, but between the blurb and your review it looks quite interesting.

    I also became a follower on your blog.

    Thanks for hosting the contest
    booklvrjen AT gmail DOT com

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