Thursday, July 28, 2016

Passionate Pursuit by Tina Donahue @goddessfish @tinadonahue

Passionate Pursuit
by Tina Donahue
GENRE: Erotic Historical Romance
Andalucía Spain, 1489: Innocent Beatriz is desperate to escape the threat of a miserable marriage to a cruel Marquis. Forced into the betrothal by her ruthless merchant papá, her only hope is to conceal her identity and become a servant in a nearby castle—a life drastically different from her comfortable upbringing. Tomás doesn’t know what to make of his well-spoken new servant girl. Her beauty and charm captivates the military hero; her mysterious nature intrigues him. And the desire she ignites burns brighter with each glance, as does his longing to claim her for his own. Beatriz can’t resist Tomás’ passion nor deny the heat of her own. But neither the lush countryside nor the walls of the opulent Moorish castle can entirely protect her—and if he were to discover her secret, she could be torn away from him forever. Yet how can she sustain his love if she’s living a lie?
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Legs sore and heart heavy, she lumbered across the grounds, wishing her life were different on such a glorious day. The air was a soft caress, heated and sweet smelling from the surrounding gardens. The sun made everything seem clean and bright. Flowers she couldn’t identify raised their blossoms to the brilliant rays, the orange and red petals wiggling in the breeze. She picked a bloom, smiling at its pleasant fragrance. After rubbing the scent on her neck, to help her withstand the manure stench, she tucked the crushed blossom inside her sleeve. She needed to keep something pleasant from this day.
The stable, imposing and Moorish in design, had an enormous arched entrance. The doors were open. Columns supported the domed roof. Individual stalls sported carved doors, the dark wood gleaming. She counted thirty stalls on one side, sixty in all. Cleaning fifteen would most likely take the entire day.
She forged ahead and stopped at the entrance. Horses nickered or neighed, announcing her presence to no one in particular. There wasn’t one stable hand around to tell her what to do, leaving her to figure it out on her own.
She wanted to run but entered the cool, shady stable. A door creaked to the left. She whirled.
Tomás left the stall.
Her breath spilled out.
He wore a long linen shirt, dark hose, and a leather belt, along with ankle boots. No doublet or robe. His muscular calves and thighs called to everything female within her. His wind-tousled hair begged her to ease those silky, blond waves off his forehead. He smiled and offered his hand.
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Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary, and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
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