Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Of Love & Betrayal by Louise Lyndon Virtual Tour and Giveaway




Of Love and Betrayal
by Louise Lyndon

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GENRE: Historical Romance

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BLURB:
Aveline de Bondeville is on the run. Determined to keep out of the hands of the cruel Raimbaut de Blois she will do whatever it takes to stay alive. And so when she finds herself in the company of Troy de Gysborne she must quickly decide if she can trust him. But can she confess to murder knowing it would mean her certain death?

Troy de Gysborne did the unthinkable; he tore the bonds of brotherhood and left a path of destruction in his wake. And now Troy must face those he betrayed, including the father who long ago renounced him. But to confess to the crime he committed will cost him everything. Including Aveline. But can he remain silent if it means losing the woman he loves?


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EXCERPT

Aveline’s scream burned her throat; she tasted blood. Eudes staggered forward, his eyes wide. He looked at her as he fell to his knees and then slumped forward. Bright red blood rushed from his wound and pooled on the ground. She looked at Raimbaut.

“This time you shall not escape.”

She picked up her skirts and ran headlong into the forest and did not slow her speed as branches slapped her in the face and tore at her arms. The ground beneath her feet was icy and uneven. She risked a glance over her shoulder and did not stop even though Raimbaut was nowhere to be seen. He may not have been behind her, but it did not mean he was not stalking her.

Sweat trickled down her face and burned her eyes. Her heart pumped, her lungs gasped for air. She came to a skidding stop and looked wildly around. Should she keep running straight, go left or right, or make her way back to Gysborne? She turned in a circle and shoved her hair from her eyes.

A twig snapped behind her. She stilled and held her breath. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a blur rush by. Was it an animal? Was it Raimbaut?

She ignored the pain in her chest and her sudden need to loosen her bladder. But she could not ignore her trembling. She clutched her arms to her chest. A sour taste flooded her mouth as she did not see how she would be lucky enough a second time to escape from Raimbaut.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne.

In 2013, Louise won first prize in the historical romance category of the Crested Butte Sandy Writing Contest for her story, The Promise, which has since been retitled and is now known as, Of Love & Vengeance.

When not writing, Louise can be found covered in mud, crawling under barbed wire and hoisting herself over twelve foot walls!

AUTHOR LINKS:

EMAIL:  louise_lyndon@yahoo.com
PINTEREST: llyndon3513

Buy Links:



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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Louise will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via r, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.




Visit the other blogs on the tour for additional chances to win:

October 26: Writers and Authors
October 26: Where the Story Comes First
October 27: Urban Girl Reader
October 28: BooksChatter
October 29: 3 Partners in shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
October 30: Jen's Reading Obsession
November 2: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
November 3: DesireMeOnly
November 4: Book-o-Craze
November 5: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
November 6: Barara Bettis' Book Corner
November 9: A Writer's Life
November 10: Christine Young
November 11: The Reading Addict
November 12: Buried Under Romance
November 13: Queen of the Night Reviews
November 13: Two Ends of the Pen
November 16: Welcome to My World of Dreams
November 17: Mixed Book Bag
November 18: Reviews by Crystal
November 19: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
November 20: Rachel Brimble Romance

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