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Book Release!! Easter in Images by Suzi Love

Book Release!! Woo Hoo!

Easter in Images by Suzi Love

Images of Easter through history, a non-fiction book including artworks, postcards, and Faberge eggs and jewelry. 

Easter In Images

Easter in Images is Book 2 in  Historical Events and is a companion book to History of Christmases Past.  

 Where to buy Easter in Images? 

Amazon USA  –  Australia Australia – Amazon UK

– Amazon Canada  –  Amazon France

Extract: History of Easter

Easter is a holiday of the Resurrection of Christ. A major Christian celebration takes place in memory of sufferings, martyr death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter Sunday, also called Easter Day, is the day on which this festival is celebrated, between  Good Friday and Easter Monday.

The Dictionary describes Easter as:-An annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

To see more gorgeous images from Easter, take a look at my History Easter Pinterest Board.

 1621 Religious Art

Old Russian Easter Card

1865 Palm Sunday
Easter Post Card
 1757 Egg-shaped Toilet Case1890 Faberge Pendant

From Wikipedia:

Fabergé egg  is one of a limited number of jeweled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his company from 1885 to 1917. The most famous are ones made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, often called the ‘Imperial’ Fabergé eggs.

The House of Fabergé made about 50 eggs and 43 have survived. Another two were planned for Easter 1918, but because of the Russian Revolution were not delivered.

After the Revolution, the Fabergé family left Russia (see House of Fabergé). The Fabergé trademark has been sold several times since and several companies have retailed egg-related merchandise using the Fabergé name. The trademark is now owned by Fabergé Limited, which makes egg-themed jewellery.

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Book Releases: The Viscount’s Pleasure House and Embracing Scandal

Book Releases: The Viscount’s Pleasure House and Embracing Scandal

 The Viscount’s Pleasure House  &  Embracing Scandal have been rejuvenated and have gorgeous new covers.
If you haven’t already read them, I’d love you to read them now. Maybe you’d like to leave a book review so other readers can also find them.

The Viscount’s Pleasure House

The Viscount's Pleasure House

An historical erotic romance, set in England in the risqué late Regency / very early Victorian years.

I hope you enjoy The Viscount’s Pleasure House, the first book in my Pleasure House Series. I loved writing this book because the darker side of London in the late Regency/ early Victorian eras fascinates me.

On the surface, everything was fashionable gowns and exquisite manners. Underneath, London bubbled with every sort of vice and brothels were found on every second corner in some areas.

The Viscount’s Pleasure House was a finalist in, or won, several contests.

  • 1st Place in Four Seasons contest for the Windy City’s Erotic, 2010
  • 2nd Place in Linda Howard Award of Excellence,  Romantic and Sizzling category, 2010
  • 2nd Round judging in  Emerald, Single Title full ms, Romance Writers Australia, 2009.

Where can you find The Viscount’s Pleasure House?

Amazon  +  Amazon UK + Smashwords + Face Book Page   + Pinterest Board 

Want to read an excerpt?  Web Page 

Embracing Scandal

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Embracing Scandal is an historical romance and the first in my scandal series with heroines whose scientific knowledge and intellect are an affront to increasingly prudish early Victorian society.

Five siblings battle against the strictures of British society to succeed in their chosen scientific fields. This story is about Lady Rebecca Jamison, Becca, the oldest in the family and how she and Cayle, the Duke of Sherwyn, embrace scandal as they battle to defeat an unscrupulous investment consortium.

Embracing Scandal was a finalist in several contests.

  • 2nd Place Finally A Bride Oklahoma Historical Romance Writers USA, 2011
  • 3rd Place New Jersey Put Your Heart in a Book RW USA, 2010
  • 2nd round Molly for Heart of Denver RW USA, 2010
  • 3rd Place Royal Ascot Beaumonde Regency Chapter RW USA, 2010
  • 2nd Place Emerald Reader Judged Full Ms Single Title – Romance Writers Australia, 2008

Where can you find Embracing Scandal ?

Amazon – Amazon UK  + Smashwords + Pinterest Board +  Face Book Page

Want to read an excerpt?  Web Page

 

Snippets from Victoria

Snippets

Another little excerpt from Heavenly Revenge. The story started a few posts ago. Just go back there, if you’re not sure what the story is about. :)

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Still cuddled within Lily’s soft arms, Rose glanced around with wonder. “I’m…really dead?”

Wilma nodded, and Lily hugged her harder.

“How do you know about me?”

Lily backed away from Rose but still clung to her hands. “We’ve always known about you, my dear. It was terrible when your parents died. You were so young.”

Wilma’s eyes softened. “We were proud of you, Rose, always. After such a dreadful start in life, to emerge so strong and talented is a credit to you.”

“When you won your scholarship to the Conservatory,” Lily said, smiling, “I thought I’d burst with pride. But then…”

Drawing her hands away from Lily’s, Rose finished her sentence. “But then I met Josh.” Sympathetic silence ensued as she remembered what she now knew were the last moments of her life.

On stage, as she’d waited for Joshua, she’d stared out at the empty seats, to be filled that night with eager, music-loving bodies. The famous orchestra, presumably minus the lead violin, tuned up behind her. But the billboards outside screamed only two names—Joshua Davis and Rosalind Harris. She and Josh had come a long way since meeting up at the Conservatory. He played the piano superbly, and she played the flute brilliantly. A match made in heaven.

Josh. God, she’d been such an easy mark for him. A sucker. Straight out of school. A virgin. She’d fallen for every one of his lies. The biggest one being that he loved her.

You can purchase Heavenly Revenge from Secret Cravings, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookstrand and ARe.

Snippets from Victoria

Snippets

Third little snippet from Heavenly Revenge. Hope you’re enjoying it!

 

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Hurt and that terrible agony had clutched at her again. She had stared at Josh in silent horror as she absorbed his cruel words. He had stepped into his jeans and, with difficulty, zipped them. A roll of fat spilled over the waistband. She’d never noticed that before.

“I mean,” he had continued, a sneer marring the boyish handsomeness of his face, “for God’s sake, look at you. The only time you don’t wear track pants and a T-shirt is when you’re up on stage performing. And look at your hair—always shoved underneath that stupid baseball cap.”

She’d lost the ability to breathe. Her mouth dry, she had stammered, “But…I thought…you said you loved me.”

Josh had rolled his eyes. “For God’s sake, Rose, grow up. We had sex. That’s all it was.”

She was proud of her response. It had been dignified. Aloof. “I’ll see you up on stage in a minute. You’re still not getting the introduction right, and the start of the third movement, when you come in with the orchestra, sounds terrible.”

He was lucky she hadn’t flown at him and gouged great runnels down his sneering, arrogant face.

As Rose became aware of her surroundings once more, she felt the moisture trickling from her eyes and fiercely wiped her face with the back of her hand. She hadn’t cried since she was a child. With her lips pursed, Wilma seemed to find something on the ground absorbing. But Lily, her eyes also brimming with tears, reached for Rose and enclosed her in a soft, comforting embrace.

“He was a bastard, wasn’t he?” Rose whispered, resting her head against Lily’s chubby shoulder.

Lily nodded vehemently. “Yes dear—though we don’t like to use that word here.”

 

 

 

You can purchase Heavenly Revenge from Secret Cravings, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookstrand and ARe.

Snippets from Victoria

Snippets from Victoria

We Sultry Scribes haven’t been able to get together lately, which has caused us to be distinctly uncreative in our flash fiction. So for something different from me, here’s the start of a few snippets from Heavenly Revenge:

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Chapter One

“The poor, wee girl. Rose, Rose, can you hear me, love?”

Rose’s eyelids fluttered. A stark, white light stabbed into her eyes and she shut them again. But in that brief glimpse, she’d seen the blurry faces of two women peering down at her.

“Rose, are you with us, pet? Open your eyes, there’s a good girl. You don’t have much time.”

“Rose!” The other woman spoke this time, sharper in tone. Rose opened her eyes and studied the faces bent over her. Both were older women, about seventy perhaps, with fly-away white hair and white flowing gowns. As Rose struggled to her feet, they broke out in relieved smiles.

“Good girl. Och, Wilma, she looks so pale, the poor lassie.”

Everyone who comes here is pale, Lily. I wish you would strive to be less foolish.”

“All I said—”

During this exchange, Rose glanced around at her surroundings, and recognized nothing. Flat, barren land, seared in that glaring white light, stretched to every mist shrouded horizon. Not another living thing in sight. She breathed in the cool, pure air, and frowned at the strange, spongy surface beneath her.

“Where the hell am I?”

Both ladies regarded her with shocked expressions, and the one whose name seemed to be Wilma said, “Now, now, Rose. This isn’t the best place to be using bad language.”

Rose blinked. “I’m sorry. I meant—where am I? And who are you? How do you know my name?”

“My name is Wilma and this is Lily,” the taller woman answered. Lily beamed, her pale blue eyes warm and welcoming behind her glasses. Rose found herself smiling in return. Wilma continued. “You’re dead. You’re outside the gates of Heaven, but you aren’t allowed to go in.”

You can purchase Heavenly Revenge from Secret Cravings, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookstrand and ARe.

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Embrace the Pleasure Book Tour is off and racing!

Embrace the Pleasure Book Tour is off and racing! 

The Viscount’s Pleasure House and Embracing Scandal by Suzi Love are both touring the virtual book world. TVPH_Cover-Image Embracing Scandal

Stop by as many of the stops below as you can to learn more about both books and read the reviews.

Leave lots of comments to give yourself more chances to win the $20 Gift Card.

 

Where will the tour be? 

Monday  11th –  A Tasty Read Book Reviews

Tuesday 12th –  My Sexy Escapes

Wednesday  14th – Busy Moms Book Reviews

Friday  15th        – I am a Book Addict…and proud of it

Monday  18th  –   A Tasty Read Book Reviews

Tuesday  19th –    Romance Bookworm

Wednesday  20th – Sniffer Walk Books

Thursday  21st    – Paranormal Romance and Beyond

Friday  22nd       –  SOS Aloha Book Blog

–  Racing to Read

–  Ella Quinn

Monday  25th       – Total Book Nerd

Tuesday 26th        – Romance Bookworm

Wednesday  27th – Tattooed Book Reviews

Thursday 28th      – Lacey Wolfe

Friday 29th            – Reading Renee

Tasty Virtual Book Tour for Embracing Scandal by Suzi Love

TASTY VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR

FOR EMBRACING SCANDAL

by Suzi Love

Suzi Love’s Tasty Virtual Book Tour has started for EMBRACING SCANDAL, an historical romance set in London during the very early years of Queen Victoria’s reign.

Dates :- The Book Tour runs from March 4th through March 8th, 2013, and includes Interviews, Character Interviews, Guest Posts and Giveaways.

Giveaways:-  Five (5) Digital Copies of EMBRACING SCANDAL will be given away tour wide to randomly chosen commenters.

Tour Places and Dates:-                   Life of a Total Book Nerd

March 4th- Life of A Total Book Nerd

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March 5th-Lacey Wolfe, Author

March 6th- Busy Moms Book Reviews

March 7th- Book Reviews and More by Kathy

March 8th- Angie Derek, Author

 About Embracing Scandal:-  

After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca’s calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin.

The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has returned to London after five years on the continent extending his family’s shipping interests. He’s shunned his privileged London life and his father’s unbending attitudes, and becomes committed to employing the spying tactics he learned on the continent to help Becca indict the syndicate—and using his skills as a lover to seduce her into his bed.

But how will Cayle be able to convince Becca, a determinedly self-sufficient spinster, that he can be more to her than just a protector?