Guest Post by Author Zoe Archer + Giveaway

Filed in Guest Post , The HEA Lover , Zoe Archer Posted on October 11, 2010 @ 6:00 am 39 comments
Today we are happy to welcome Zoe Archer as a guest on Book Lovers Inc. Scoundrel the 2nd book in the Blades of the Rose series was released earlier this month. This new installment is a fantastic addiction to the series one you don’t want to miss. (My 5 stars review here). Zoe tells us about how the different settings influenced her novels. Stay tuned and you might win a copy of Scoundrel.
Thanks for having me back on Book Lovers, Inc.! I’m very excited this month because SCOUNDREL, my second Blades of the Rose novel, is now on shelves.
The setting for SCOUNDREL is Greece and the Aegean Sea–you can’t get more romantic than that! I mean, look at this scenery. If you’re on a boat in the middle of all this beauty, and you happen to be on the boat with an impossibly handsome and devilishly seductive scoundrel, and somehow you manage to not fall in love… Well, I’d advise you to head to the hospital immediately. Or you might just want to talk to a funeral director, because you may be dead.
Each of the four Blades books corresponds to a different element. For WARRIOR, the element is sky, since the gorgeous blue sky stretches endlessly above the Mongolian steppes. For REBEL, the element is earth, as evidenced by the rugged mountains in which our hero and heroine journey. In STRANGER, the element is fire–for reasons I can’t explain without spoilers. And in SCOUNDREL, the element is water. I always knew that I wanted the Blades books to have thematic elements in them, so SCOUNDREL I had to “audition” different water-centric locations. When I saw the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean, I knew I had the perfect setting for adventure, magic and, above all, romance.
If you could sail away anywhere with the perfect scoundrel, where would you go? 
 Leave a comment and you’re entered to win a copy of SCOUNDREL!


About the Book:

The Blades of the Rose are sworn to protect the sources of magic in the world. But the work is dangerous—and they can’t always protect their own…
Ready For Action

London Harcourt’s father is bent on subjugating the world’s magic to British rule. But since London is a mere female, he hasn’t bothered to tell her so. He’s said only that he’s leading a voyage to the Greek isles. No matter, after a smothering marriage and three years of straitlaced widowhood, London jumps at the opportunity—unfortunately, right into the arms of Bennett Day.

Risking It All

Bennett is a ladies’ man, when he’s not dodging lethal attacks to protect the powers of the ancients from men like London’s father. Sometimes, he’s a ladies’ man even when he is dodging them. But the minute he sees London he knows she will require his full attention. The woman is lovely, brilliant, and the only known speaker of a dialect of ancient Greek that holds the key to calling down the wrath of the gods. Bennett will be risking his life again—but around London, what really worries him is the danger to his heart…


About the Author: 

Zoe Archer is an award-winning romance author who thinks there’s nothing sexier than a man in tall boots and a waistcoat. As a child, she never dreamed about being the rescued princess, but wanted to kick butt right beside the hero. She now applies her master’s degrees in Literature and Fiction to creating butt-kicking heroines and heroes in tall boots. Her BLADES OF THE ROSE series—featuring dashing men and fearless women—will be released Fall 2010. Zoe and her husband live in Los Angel

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Zoe is offering 1 copy of Scoundrel to one lucky commenter.

All you have to do is answer Zoe’s question 
or just leave a meaningful comment about the post.

Please leave us a way to contact you
(email in blogger profile or twitter name- 
no way to contact you – no entry).

This giveaway is open to Europe, the US and Canada!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, October 23rd 
we will announce the winners on Sunday.
Bonne Chance!

About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • sRy_ October 11, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Already follower and tweeted:

    thanks! 🙂
    paraelisa21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • mersagr October 11, 2010 at 7:53 am

    hello i am from greece and i was surpriesed when i read the summary i would love to read this book and i would like to say thank you for using greece

  • vickyvak October 11, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Wow! What a coincedence! I'm Greek too! To answer the question I say that I wouldn't travel to only one place but visit different places!


  • Sullivan McPig October 11, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I purchased Warrior, but still have to start it, but I'm very excited about this series after reading the Undying Heart.

    I'd like to set sail to some remote tropical island so we could spend some quality time together.

  • debbie October 11, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I probably would not stop long in any one place. There are too many places I want to see, and too many adventures. I would start with England, and go from there.

  • Robin K October 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

    If I could sail away anywhere with the perfect scoundrel I would find a private island with an exotic cove and bask away life in the sun 🙂

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  • Victoria October 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I think I'd like to sail around Greece and Italy.

  • Cid October 11, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Scoundrel was such a great book. Loved the story.

  • van_pham October 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I would probably sail to Greece! It looks like a really beautiful country. I haven't read this series yet but i love how each book is based on an element! Will be adding these books to book list 🙂


  • Kulsuma October 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I would go to the Maldives where we would have our own secret island!


  • REGINA ROSS October 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    a private island and i love the cover to this book.

  • Scorpio M. October 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I would definitely want to go on a 'Blue Cruise' that sets off from Turkey. It is simply gorgeous.


  • Lucy October 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I would definetely go to New Zealand or Australia! Nice, spacious, beautiful!

    Thansk for the giveaway and please enter me.

  • LSUReader October 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    I'd like to sail the South Pacific. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. This series is on my TBR list. I keep hearing great things about it. (Email in profile.)

  • Stephanie October 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I'd love to sail to Scotland.

    I'm a follower

  • Blodeuedd October 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    I can't remember where it was, but somewhere in the Indian Ocean, there is this tropical island, those white sandy beaches, turquoise sea and there I would go

  • Sharon S. October 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I would sail up around Alaska. Seeing the glaciers would be amazing. Not to mention the chilly air is great for snuggling with my scoundrel 😉

  • Sheree October 11, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    As fun as the Mediterranean and Greece would be, I'm still leaning toward Hawaii, unless, of course, I become proficient in Greek before I set sail. 🙂


  • Carrie at In the Hammock Blog October 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Oooh, this series looks fantastic! I can't wait to read them all! I would have to say greece, just b/c it looks sooooo beautiful! Thanks so much!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  • Rosie Hong October 11, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I'm thinking Italy or the Caribbeans.

  • mbreakfield October 11, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I would go to Scotland. I've always wanted to go there.

  • JenM October 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I'd want to sail somewhere not too challenging so we could concentrate on each other, so I'd pick somewhere in the Caribbean – maybe the British Virgin Islands because they are supposed to have great sailing and good beaches.

    jen at delux dot com

  • Barbara E. October 12, 2010 at 12:42 am

    If I could sail away anywhere with the perfect scoundrel, I'd sail around the world, stopping anywhere we fancied, for as long as we wanted. Of course, we'd have unlimited funds so we could take our time, LOL.
    I'm reading Warrior right now, and I can't wait to read Scoundrel.


  • jen7waters October 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Hi Zoë!

    A Scoundrel giveaway! yay! I'm currently reading Warrior, because someone (Caroline, here) recommended it to me, I'm having a blast. There's so much action going on! Needless to say I'm also currently in love with Huntley, and I don't even like blondes, for heaven's sake! My question is, if you visit all the places you write about. Thank you 🙂


  • rachel445 October 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Hmm.. I think I'd go to a nice, peaceful island somewhere.


  • Sara M October 13, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I would sail around Australia so I could see the Great Barrier Reef.

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Sara M October 13, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I would sail around Australia so I could see the Great Barrier Reef.

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • throuthehaze October 14, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I would want to travel all over the world but ultimately I would want to go to Scotland.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  • ClaudiGC October 14, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Sailing makes me think of Captain Sparrow (you know who I mean, don't you) and I would just go anywhere with him, though the Caribbean would be really nice! 😉

    claudigc at msn dot com

  • Amy October 15, 2010 at 12:31 am

    I would love to sail to Greece or Italy. Both countries are so beautiful and rich in history!


  • Giada M October 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    If I could sail away with the perfect scoundrel, well… as long as I'm with him anywhere would be just perfect! 😛 Thank you for posting and for this awesome contest! 😀

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Jolene Allcock and Family October 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I would have to say anywhere would be perfect. The only place I've been outside the US is Alaska and Canada. I need to get out more, Hawaii, Greece, Austraila, Scotland. Anywhere really 🙂

  • Andrea I October 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I would want to sail somewhere private; preferably in a tropical environment.

  • Dwayne October 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Egypt is the one place I'd go with a scoundrel. I'd really like to see how the said scoundrel will vie with Egyptian merchants and well, I love the pyramids in the dessert! 🙂

  • Marianna October 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Florida, no doubt. It is my second home!

    patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

    Books and Circuses

  • Bethie October 20, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I would said to the Carribean.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  • Spav October 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I think I would sail to the Maldive Islands.


  • Teresa October 23, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Hawaii, the beautiful shoreline beaches will blow me away. Blue water, palm trees and Summer all day long, it would be so romantic.

  • PinkStuff28 October 23, 2010 at 5:21 am

    I have to say Greece ..or Spain …(love these countries) …but a exotic island Goes too

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

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