Friday, June 4, 2010

Review & Giveaway: To Surrender to a Rogue by Cara Elliot

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
To Surrender to a Rogue
By Cara Elliott


Here's what the back of the book says:


An expert in antiquities, Lady Alessandra della Giamatti arrives in Bath to excavate newly discovered Roman ruins-only to find herself caught in a web of evil intrigue by a blackmailer threatening to expose her scandalous past. The one man who can help her is Lord James "Black Jack" Pierson, a fellow member of the expedition and a sinfully handsome rogue whose tempting presence ignites a different sort of danger.


Jack has clashed with Alessandra in the past, so when she suddenly surrenders her body he can't help being suspicious. Is she a scheming temptress? Or is she truly a lady in trouble? As desire and deceptions swirl around them, Alessandra and Jack must find a way to win each other's trust. For if they don't work together to uncover a shocking truth, their enemy-and their own simmering passions-may destroy them and everything they cherish.

A little about the Author - Cara Elliot:




You can learn more about Cara and her other books: http://caraelliott.com/  She is also a contributor to the Word Wenches Blog


I started creating books at the age of five, or so my mother tells me. And she has the proof — a neatly penciled story, the pages lavishly illustrated with full color crayon drawings of horses and bound with staples — to back up her claim. I have since moved on from Westerns to writing about Regency England, a time and place that has captured my imagination ever since I opened the covers of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.


I have a BA and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and now work as the creative director of a lifestyle sporting magazine, a job which lets me combine my love of the printed word with my love of art. I’m very fortunate in that my work allows me to travel to interesting destinations around the world — however, my favorite spot is London, where the funky antique markets and used book stores offer a wealth of inspiration for my stories.



Here's What I have to Say:
I was so happy to receive this title - as the first book in the series - To Sin with a Scoundrel - was the very first book I "officially" reviews and hosted a giveaway for! And Cara Elliot did not disappoint with this next installment! Black Jack is the definition of a Rouge - down to the dark coloring and mysterious ways about him. But he has a bit of vulnerability with it comes to Alessander. And Alessander is at the age of vibrant life. This was a great addition to the Circle of Sin Trilogy. I am can't wait to read the next one!






WIN A COPY OF THIS STEAMY BOOK! Thanks to Anna at the Hachette Book Group (who provided me with a free copy for review) I am able to giveaway 3 copies of this book to 3 very lucky readers!


Here's How It Works:
A Few Rules: (per Hachette Book Group)


You must be a US or Canadian Resident. And You must provide a Street Address upon notification of winning (NO PO BOXES)


 Mandatory Entry: (you must do this one first or I will be forced to remove all of your entries)


Tell me which is more important in the beginning - trust or passion? with your email address (feel free to use the antiSPAM version - yourname[at]yourserver[dot]com)


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All entries must be in by June 26th at 11:59pm PST. I will pick a winner using a Random Number Generator and announce the winner on by Noon!
I wish you the best of luck!


Disclaimer: I received no direct compensation for the post and review, other then a copy of the title reviewed from HBG.
If you are an author or publisher and would like for me to review your book please contact me directly: polsen11[at]comcast[dot]net

48 comments:

  1. Great review and who doesn't love a good rogue! (not entering btw just had to comment on the book)!

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  3. I think trust is important. Passion starts off good enough but then can fizzle whereas trust is something that you always need for a healthy relationship. In my humble opinion, anyway!

    elizabeth_agd[at]hotmail(dot)com

    Favourite fictional era to read about would be Victorian English.

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  4. I am a follower using Google Reader.

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  5. Starting with passion is more important. Trust needs to earned.

    I love the Victorian era.

    lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  6. I think Passion first, trust can be developed through the rest of the story. :)

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    I'm already a follower of your blog. :)

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  7. I would say trust. Passion is nice, but trust is something you have to work on.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  8. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
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  9. Trust is the MOST important facet of a relationship. Without it everything
    else is in question. Trust has to be earned and once lost can never be truly there again.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
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  10. tweeted--alterlisa

    http://busymomswholovetoread.blogspot.com/2010/06/to-surrender-to-rogue-by-elliott-heres.html

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
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  11. In the beginning I always went for passion...but only married the one I trusted. You need a certain spark at first :)

    My email is public in my blogger profile. Thanks for the chance!

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  12. @busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

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  13. I need trust first before anything can happen. Thank you for entering me. =)
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  14. I think both are important. If there is no passion the attraction is not as strong. If there is no trust there is nothing to build a relationship on.


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  15. I'm a follower

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  16. Passion...you can alway earn trust if your passion is hot enough! LOL! But both are very, very important to have and never loose!
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  17. GFC follower!
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  18. Twitter follower!
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  19. Tweeted:
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  20. Trust because without it, in the end, the passion could be useless. If there's trust, passion will surely follow.

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  21. In the beginning I think there has to be passion, if there is none from the start then there is no hope 10 years down the line!
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  22. I think trust is more important.

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  23. I'm a follower.

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  24. It's more important to trust first. Of course, passion first.

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  25. I follow you.

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  26. I follow you on twitter (ladystingray001)

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  27. Passion is more important in the beginning; trust comes later :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  28. Publicly following Busy Moms Who Love to Read with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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