May 26, 2009

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore

WINNERS: Cathie in New York, Penney in California, Hillary in Iowa, Cindy in Oklahoma and Kat in Iowa


Courtesy of Hachette Book Group




Author's Website, Twitter page and Facebook page

Best friends from a very early age Garrett, Sophie and Tristan have comfortable lives. Garrett and Sophie have married and become the Duke and Duchess of Calton and Tristan is a great adventurer visiting far off places. When Garrett leaves to fight at Waterloo Sophie learns she’s pregnant. Anxiously awaiting his return she receives news that he has been severely injured in the war and his body cannot be located. After years of searching and mourning she marries Tristan seven years later.

One night after months of bliss as husband and wife, Tristan brings one of Sophie’s fantasies to life. In the throws of passion in storms Garrett back from the dead to catch them in a very compromising position. In a rage Garrett tears them apart and takes the steps to declare their marriage invalid.

Sophie is conflicted. Garrett was her first love in every way and Tristan has awakened a deep passion within her that yearns to be fulfilled. That’s when she becomes just a little bit wicked. Can she figure out away to have both or does she have to choose between the two men who own her heart?

In my opinion Sophie has more than just a hint of wickedness in her. She’s passionate about her men, child and family. She’s strong and brave yet can be tender and caring at the same time. Without giving anything away I have to say that I really enjoyed the way the story was resolved. It ended in the way that I had hoped for the most. The sex scenes are steamy yet the story doesn’t revolve around them. They are just a natural part of writing.

Haymore’s next book A Touch of Scandal out early next year and a third book will also feature some of the characters from A Hint of Wicked and I can’t wait. I highly recommend this one to all historical romance lovers.

About the author:
As a child, Jennifer Haymore traveled the South Pacific with her family on their homebuilt sailboat. The months spent on the sometimes-quiet, sometimes-raging seas sparked her love of adventure and grand romance. Since then, she's earned degrees in Computer Science and Education and held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to acting, but she's never stopped writing.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

MAIN ENTRY:
To enter to win one of five copies leave a comment here telling me what makes you wicked. For me it's slot machines. If you ever meet my husband ask him about the time I turned into Satan at the casino. LOL It wasn't very pretty.
Be sure to leave me your email address if you don't have a blog or it's not in your Blogger profile.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
For an extra entry, Tweet about the giveaway using the message below and leave me the Tweet link or your Twitter name in a seperate comment. Extra Twitter entries can be done once a day just be sure to leave a new comment each time you do.

@monie_g Win A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore
at Reading With Monie: http://tinyurl.com/qjjuu8


For another extra entry follow or subscribe to my blog. If you already do, just post a comment letting me know.

Open to US and Canada only, no PO boxes please. One main entry per household. Giveaway ends June 3rd and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or a new winner will be selected.

Please note: SPAMMER ED has hit my blog twice so I switched to comment moderation. I will approve comments as quickly as I can.

Thanks for visiting and GOOD LUCK.

More Tour Participants
http://www.foreigncircuslibrary.blogspot.com/ - May 19 review
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/ - May 19 intro; May 21 review; May 23 Q&A; June 6 announce winners of giveaway
http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com/ - May 21 Q&A
http://chicbookreviews.blogspot.com/ - May 22 review and giveaway
http://www.findthetimetoread.blogspot.com/ - May 26 review and giveaway
http://zensanity.blogspot.com/ - May 26 Q&A
http://booksoulmates.blogspot.com/ - May 27 giveaway
http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/ - May 28 giveaway
http://www.myspace.com/darbyscloset - May 28 review
http://confessionsofaromancebookaddict.wordpress.com/ - June 1-4 Q&A, review, and giveaway
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/ - June 1 giveaway
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/ - June 2 review, giveaway, Q&A
http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/ - June 3 review and giveaway
http://kayespenguinposts.blogspot.com/ - June 3 giveaway
http://thereviewfromhere.wordpress.com/ - June 4 review
http://www.thebookgirl.net/ - June 5 review and giveaway
http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com/ - June 6 review and giveaway
http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/ - June 8
http://www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/ - giveaway
http://www.alphaheroes.blogspot.com/ - review



76 comments :

lilly said...

It actually sounds very interesting. I will have to put it on my list of romances when I'm ready to get into them again.

Dixie said...

What makes me wicked?
Well, show me a good shoe sale and I'll turn positively devious! (rubs hands together and jingles car keys)(insert evil laugh)

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

Tweeted.
http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/1923269703

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I follow Reading With Monie.

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tina werner said...

what makes me wicked... hmmm... i guess i'd have to say shopping with reckless abandon! when i know there is money in the bank i sure can find lots of ways to spend it, down to the last penny. i love rumaging thru thrift stores and yardsales to get that awesome deal!

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

tina werner said...

already a follower ;)

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

booklover1335 said...

I am wicked when it comes to a good sale and quantities are limited. It's every man/woman/child for himself:)

Would love to win this book!

cldivineATyahooDOTcom

nightdweller20 said...

Money definitely makes me wicked. I get a large sum of money in my hands, and I just HAVE to spend it lol!

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

nightdweller20 said...

I am a follower and am subscribed via email.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl S. said...

I have to agree with Dixie - a good shoe sale turns me wicked, too!

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cheryl S. said...

I follow

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cindy said...

Wicked? Hmmmm...Like many of the other posters, Sales, especially the one the day after Thanksgiving! Also, I can be wicked if someone hurts a loved one of mine, especially if it is one of my children or my husband, who is being hurt.

I follow your blog.

I also subscribe by email.

Great giveaway! Please include me. Thank you!

Cindy
Socmom213@oal.com

bridget3420 said...

Hmm. What makes me wicked? I would have to say when I've found out that someone has lied to me. I hate liars.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I tweeted - bridget3420

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I'm a follower.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

When am I wicked? a good book sale!

Dottie :)

gymmom_027@yahoo.com

gaby317 said...

This sounds like a fun read! Unfortunately snacking makes me wicked. It's a vice that I can't really hide

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

mindy said...

shopping i can not pass up a good sale thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

RachieG said...

Mountain Dew can make me wicked..I have to have it every day or I get sooo grouchy.

My mom laughs and tells everyone, if I'm in a bad mood, a mountain dew will make me a person again. :)

I've read all of the excerpts for this book and it looks wonderful!

Hillary said...

what makes me wicked is when I am trying to diet and someone offers me junk food, lol! Please enter me. Thanks''hillary1128@yahoo.com

Lyoness2009 said...

I love oreos! I can become such a crazy person if they come between me and an oreo..or if they finish the package and I dont' know. There have been some major fights at my house over Oreos! :)

lyoness2009 AT hotmail . com

scottsgal said...

Sounds like a wonderful romance book - please count me in. What makes me wicked is my sense of humor -very sarcastic.

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I'm an email subscriber

msboatgal at aol.com

Caffey said...

And I thought I wasn't wicked :) Its cheerios (Yes, I love those with no milk, just plain. Its like lays potato chips, you can't just have one! My hubby says 'beside cheerios, what do we need from the store, LOL.

I'm following now, subscribed by mail and my Google Reader. Thanks for the chance to be in for this book! So looking forward to reading this one!
tbranxiety(at)yahoo(dot)com

Caffey said...

Hope I'm doing this right :)

I'm now following you on Twitter (thrilled to, thanks) and posted the contest. I'm CaffeyCathie at Twitter. Thanks.

tbranxiety(at)yahoo(dot)com

clenna said...

Wicked? Shopping marathons! There's this one shop about 1 1/2 hours from my house - I love to go there - it's an all day experience!

clenna said...

I follow

clenna said...

I subscribe

tetewa said...

Long Island Iced Teas make me wicked! tWarner419@aol.com

Cindy B. of Montana said...

Mmmmmm......dark chocolate makes me positively sinful and wicked!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I'm a subscriber!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I tweeted !
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1930480655

photoquest said...

This book sounds like a really good one!!
What makes me Wicked several things actually I'll start with people talking during American Idol (which i'm sad it's over now)
Library Book Sales (man that's something eles)
Husband thinking i'm crazy when it's PMS LoL
Clearance sales on Skin Care at HSN
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

photoquest said...

I follow
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

photoquest said...

I am a subscriber by email
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Brenda said...

I don't know when I get wicked... but I am sure others that know me could probably pinpoint a few scenerios! haha....

travellingmomof2 said...

What makes me wicked??
Hmmm....my very thin bikini and a trip to the pool. Eyes around the pool love the bikini (that's what I tell myself, but they might like something other than the bikini). Makes me feel like a youth again.

Amy S. said...

A Hint of Wicked sounds great! I have a little bit of a gambling habit. lol. I love the slot machines and cherry master machines. lol. I subscribed to the blog.

penney said...

I'm at Monie and follow. thanks Penney
luvhistoricalromance at gmail dot com

Brenda S. said...

I am wicked when it comes to a good sale and quantities are limited.

Stampnsark@aol.com

Kytaira said...

I'd say books can make me wicked. Put me in a bookstore and it takes the devil to get me out. After I've finished reading an really 8interesting* book I can be the devil. Let me get my hands on this book and I just might turn wicked as well!

lynda98662 at yahoo dot com

Kat Bryan said...

I get wicked if I find out someone has lied to me.

Kat Bryan said...

I am a subscriber.

Pissenlit said...

Those gigantic slushies you can get at the corner store. I can't be held responsible for any of my actions when I'm on an insane sugar high. The sugar made me do it. Honest. ;)

Meljprincess said...

Any good card or board game makes me wicked.

I subscribe.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

A Reader said...

Chocolate makes me wicked -- just try to get btwn me and it and you'll see :-)

Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mishia said...

I'd have to say the same thing, definitely slots!

BUSY BEE said...

Wicked - Death by chocolate cake makes me wicked!
Love that stuff!

thanks for the giveaway!

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

wendy said...

tequila makes me wicked!

madamerkf at aol dot com

Cindy B. of Montana said...

5/27 tweet
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1943876826

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the review--it sounds great! As for what makes me wicked, chocolate! And I have no self control when it comes to more books! Ah... those bookstores make me crazy! ;)

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Huguette E. said...

Sounds like a great read!!

Shopping makes me wicked .. lol

Huguette E. said...

I'm already an email subscriber

Belinda said...

I can get wicked if someone does something wrong or underhanded to me.
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/1948400791

Cindy B. of Montana said...

5/28 tweet
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1956463343

The Giveaway Diva said...

sounds like a super hot book! i'd love to be entered!! thanks!what makes me wicked is when a huge bag of candy is put in front of me!!!

Cheryl McInnis said...

Getting stuck in traffic makes me wicked...my kids have learned some not so nice words by being in the car with me during rush hour ;-(
but I am trying to control it!

I'm a new follower~

cheryl.mcinnis@yahoo(dot)com

Y. Bressani said...

Interesting question.....

*blushes a little* Think it would have to be thigh-high stockings. There's just something about wearing a pair that makes me just a little bit wicked.

shaadowlord AT gmail DOT com

quelleheure4 said...

What makes me wicked is being tired? I am witchy witchy wicked!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/quelleheure4/status/1974193555

quelleheure4 said...

Follower!
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Anita Yancey said...

What makes me wicked is books. I have a real passion for them, and I always want to buy more. My husband keeps teasing me that he is going to ban me from books. Let him try.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I am a subscriber!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/1981308759

throuthehaze said...

Im wicked when I feel like someone is being deceitful..i turn downright evil

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Cindy B. of Montana said...

5/31 tweet http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1987505067

penney said...

What makes me wicked? strawberries dipped in Chocolate,
I am following,
Penney

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/1993415266

Mariee said...

Book sales makes me wicked.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Mariee said...

I'm an email subscriber.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Cindy B. of Montana said...

6/1 tweet
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1999854825

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/2004811327

Cindy B. of Montana said...

6/2 tweet
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2012421692

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/2014956061

Cindy B. of Montana said...

6/3 tweet
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/2025143087