Today I am happy to welcome back to Book Lovers Inc. Maggie Robinson, author of the deliciously steamy historical romance Courtesan Court series. Until now the 3 previous books all depicted the story of a heroine living on the courtesan street, so it is interesting to see that for the fourth and final book in the series Maggie Robinson deviates and tells the story of a tortured hero who made an appearance in a previous book as an almost villain! *gasps* Yes! So you can imagine my surprise and curiosity regarding Master of Sin (my review will be posted tomorrow). Please give Maggie a warm welcome, read on for an exclusive previously unseen bed scene between the hero and heroine of Master of Sin and if you leave a comment you could even win a copy!
A Conversation (in Bed) with Andrew and Gemma
Andrew: You wouldn’t even tell me what your name was at first. Cheeky little monkey. *Tucks Gemma’s tangled brown hair behind her ears.*
Gemma: Well, I thought you might have killed your wife. I didn’t trust you, and you didn’t make it easy on me to do so. Glowering. Scowling. Drinking yourself into a stupor. What kind of hero are you anyway?
Andrew: Don’t blame me! It’s that idiotic writer woman. First she gives me the darkest past imaginable—I mean really, did she major in clinical psychology in college? Watch too many episodes of Dr. Drew? If I’d had half the baggage she gave me, I’d be locked away somewhere staring into a corner, not swiving my way through society.
Gemma: *bats long eyelashes* But she gave you me!
Andrew: Yes. A tiny brown scrap of female humanity whose mouth is bigger than her ti—
Gemma: *punches Andrew in his golden manly chest* (see book cover) Don’t you dare say it! I saved your soul and you know it.
Andrew: *smug* One kiss at a time, I think it says somewhere. But it took the longest time to get to that first kiss. All that sexual tension. I tell you, for a man of vast experience I was damn slow on the draw to get you into my bed.
Gemma: P. 143, and it was I who came to you, remember. If I’d waited, we’d still be celibate by the last page. How silly you were to try to totally reform—I mean what good is a hero who tries to be pure? People don’t read Brava books for purity. Andrew, make those people go away. We’re in bed, and I don’t want to waste time talking.
Andrew: *heavy sigh* You are a stern taskmaster, my dear. All right, as you wish. *shuts the book with a bang* (muffled) Now, where were we?
Idiotic writer woman: One expects a book titled Master of Sin to be pretty sinful, but I had a duty to Andrew to bring him from debauchery to honor. As the heroine realizes, “He had done everything with everybody” and more. I wanted their relationship to grow in a way that left Andrew’s sordid past firmly behind. Jennifer from Romance Novel News understands completely what I tried to do and says: “The intimate moments between Andrew and Gemma were rather tender and quite fitting.” There’s more sweet heat than scorching inferno, since Andrew needed that acceptance most of all. I hope readers will follow his journey to redemption and congratulate Gemma for a job well done!
Do you ever wonder what happens to characters once you close the book? Do you like bonus epilogues and extra chapters, or want to lock the hero and heroine in place at “The End?” I’ve got a signed copy of Master of Sin for one commenter!
Master of Sin by Maggie Robinson
Book #4 in the Courtesan Court series
Andrew Rossiter has used his gorgeous body and angelic face for all they’re worth—shocking the proper, seducing the willing, and pleasuring the wealthy. But with a young son depending on him for rescue, suddenly discretion is far more important than desire. He’ll have to quench his desires—fast. And he’ll have to find somewhere his scandalous reputation hasn’t yet reached…
Miss Gemma Peartree seems like a plain, virginal governess—or so she hopes. No matter how many sparks fly between them, she has too much to hide to catch Andrew’s eye. But with a stormy Scottish winter driving them together, it will be hard to keep her secrets. Especially when Andrew feels he has found the woman who can restore his soul—one kiss at a time…
Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.
Maggie has generously offered a signed copy of Master of Sin to one lucky commenter!
All you have to do is leave a meaningful comment about the post and answer Maggie’s question:
Do you ever wonder what happens to characters once you close the book? Do you like bonus epilogues and extra chapters, or want to lock the hero and heroine in place at “The End?”
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Giveaway ends on Saturday, April 28th, 2012; we will announce the winner on Sunday.