Christine Young

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Christine Presents ~ Adored by Tali Spencer

Please welcome Tali Spencer author of Adored

Tali Spencer will be awarding $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.

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Adored

by Tali Spencer

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GENRE: Erotic Fantasy Romance

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BLURB:

 

Adora Leonnte, sister to the Uttoran emperor, endured a year trapped in a nightmarish forced marriage to a Sebboyan prince driven by a sinister prophecy to take her against her will. The war that followed destroyed the small country, but she emerges unbroken…if not unscathed. Safe again in Uttor, she vows to put the horrors she faced behind her and once again become the fearless young woman she was before her abduction.

As fate would have it, her hated kidnapper left her carrying his child, and that is a condition even she cannot wish away. Adora’s enduring hope for romance fades until a blue-eyed, self-possessed foreigner walks back into her life and reawakens feelings promising the erotic delights of which she’s always dreamed.

Vallmer Berringen, the handsome and devout prince of a country allied with conquered Sebboy, has come to Uttor for two reasons: to secure the treaty that will give his country a much needed alliance, and to fulfill his father’s orders to use the occasion to find a suitable bride. Captivated by Adora’s intelligence and courage, Vallmer is torn by the fact she is both pregnant and pagan. Her infamous reputation taints Adora, a woman that a man of his position and faith should never be tempted to woo.

Can he reconcile his vision for his country with his passion for a woman whose spirit sets his blood on fire—but for whom kingdoms have gone to war?

 

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EXCERPT:

 

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Vallmer shook his head at the ridiculousness of his situation. He was riding in a creaking carriage with a woman three times—maybe four times—his years and listening to a lecture on whom he should choose as a bride. “I am beyond convinced of the lady’s virtues. Adora is everything you say…and more! Even were I to brave her brother to ask for her hand, she is…pregnant!”

 

Hersilia waved a dismissive hand. “Oh that. All know who fathered that child. Lorant’s bastard will have no claim on Benarri’s throne. Consider it proof of the pot. The woman is obviously fertile! Wed her, then simply father one or several of your own.”

 

“By my god’s law, Adora and Lorant were duly wed! Her child is no bastard, but a rightful heir to Sebboy and Uttor, too! To wed her would be to bring a bone of contention into my land! What you suggest would be a greater mistake than if I were to wed an Uttoran temple whore.”

 

The old woman stiffened. “How dare you—”

 

“How dare I what? Mention her in tandem with a whore? My people do.” With a sigh, he sank back into the cushions again. “I admire the lady, Duqessa, truly I do. I do not mean to diminish her in any way. But I must have a wife who is…unencumbered by a history with other men.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Tali Spencer fell in love with writing at an early age and never stopped. Thanks to a restless father, she grew up as a bit of a nomad and still loves to travel whenever she can. Her longest stint in one place was Milwaukee where she went to college, enjoyed a series of interesting careers, and raised three surprisingly well-adjusted sons. She later married her true love and put down new roots in Philadelphia, where she lives in an ongoing Italian American family sitcom. At least she’s learned how make good pasta. When not writing, Tali reads everything from sweet goofy romances to medical research, manages her fantasy football team—go Gekkos!—and takes long walks with her loving, if slightly neurotic, poodle.

 

Visit Tali’s blog at http://talismania-brilliantdisguise.blogspot.com

E-mail: tali.spencer1@gmail.com

Twitter: @tali_spencer

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tali.spencer

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/talispencer/

 

Adored Buy Links

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Tali Spencer will be awarding $30 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1426

 

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26 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Adored by Tali Spencer

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    December 14, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Mai Tran
    December 14, 2015

    What was the hardest thing about writing this book?

    • Tali Spencer
      December 14, 2015

      The hardest thing was tightening the plot. I wanted the romance between Adora and Vallmer to grow organically and most of their obstacles are external. She doesn’t dislike him at first, for example, and his reasons for balking are rooted in cultural and political issues. I cut back on side stories and exposition so the story could focus on how their attraction grew through the brambles. Hope that makes sense. :-/ Writing about a pregnant heroine who is openly sexual and who wants her man. but faces a few challenges in convincing him she’s the woman for him, was a ton of fun!

  3. tiago rosado
    December 14, 2015

    Hi
    Did you draw inspiration from 1 big source , or various places???

    • Tali Spencer
      December 14, 2015

      Oh, many places. I’m a voracious researcher and I also “collect” interesting pictures or images that suggest scenes, settings, characters or even plot points. The brother-sister relationship in the book is drawn from real life. 🙂 Uttor’s architecture reflects the grandeur of Late Roman public buildings. A necklace I saw in a boutique in Philadelphia gave me the design for one Vallmer buys at one point. Anything and anyone can serve as a starting point, and the rest is purely imagined.

  4. exjdub
    December 14, 2015

    Enjoyed the excerpt.

    • Tali Spencer
      December 14, 2015

      So happy to hear that. Thank you for taking the time to read.

  5. Tali Spencer
    December 14, 2015

    Thanks so much for hosting me, Christine. 🙂 I’ll be around for answering questions or just saying hello!

  6. Anne
    December 14, 2015

    Love the cover!!

    • Tali Spencer
      December 14, 2015

      Thanks! Kris Norris did an awesome job. Red and gold looks so regal. 😀

  7. achristay
    December 14, 2015

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

    • Tali Spencer
      December 14, 2015

      Everyone’s so very nice! Thanks for hosting me. 🙂

  8. Sandy S
    December 14, 2015

    Looks great. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

    • Tali Spencer
      December 14, 2015

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. momjane
    December 14, 2015

    Sounds like a fascinating romance. I enjoyed the excerpt.

  10. Eva Millien
    December 14, 2015

    Sounds like a hot and steamy romance, thanks for sharing and Good Luck with the tour!

    • Tali Spencer
      December 14, 2015

      Thank you, Eva. There’s a good bit of steam in this one. This is my first book tour ever, so I’m crossing my fingers. 🙂

  11. Rita Wray
    December 14, 2015

    I liked the excerpt.

  12. Lisa Brown
    December 14, 2015

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • Tali Spencer
      December 14, 2015

      ‘Tis the season! I figure readers might like a chance to replenish the book budget. 😀

  13. Victoria
    December 14, 2015

    Absolutely love this cover!! Thanks for sharing

  14. Ran
    December 14, 2015

    the girl in the cover is so pretty! Thanks for the post and giveaway!

  15. Ree Dee
    December 14, 2015

    I loved the cover and the excerpt. I can’t wait to read more! Thank you!

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