Monday, August 10, 2009
by Anna Campbell
It's always an exciting moment when I get my advance reader copies for a forthcoming book. I got my ARCs for my 27th October release, CAPTIVE OF SIN, last week and they're gorgeous.
To celebrate I'm giving one away today! So come and play!
Here's the backcover blurb for CAPTIVE OF SIN:
He pledged his honor to keep her safe . . .
Returning home to Cornwall after unspeakable tragedy, Sir Gideon Trevithick comes upon a defiant beauty in danger, and vows to protect her whatever the cost. He’s dismayed to discover that she’s none other than Lady Charis Weston, England’s wealthiest heiress—and that the only way to save her from the violent stepbrothers determined to steal her fortune is to wed her himself! Now Gideon must hide the dark secrets of his life from the bride he desires more with every heartbeat.
She promised to show him how to love—and desire--again . . .
Charis has heard all about Gideon, the dangerously handsome hero with the mysterious past. She’s grateful for his help, but utterly unwilling to endure a marriage of convenience—especially to a man whose touch leaves her breathless. Desperate to drive him mad with passion, she would do anything to make Gideon lose control—and fall captive to irresistible, undeniable sin.
OK, I know how you Banditas and Buddies like to play games. So I thought we might have a rhyming day.
Give me a rhyme about a hero, any hero! It can be Gideon from CAPTIVE OF SIN. It can be your own personal hero. It can be your favorite romance hero. It can be a hero from a movie or a TV show. And I'm not fussy about what form your rhyme takes, whether it's a limerick or a couplet or a sonnet! Although if you're getting into epic sagas, we might have space problems! I once knew a man named Ulysses/Who needed to pick up a mysses? Maybe not!
Hmm, let's see...
I love a Scottish hero.
They're always over zero.
Muscles and a kilt?
Best things ever built!
Soldiers, spies and rakes
Are all it takes
To grab my attention,
Did I mention?
Richard Armitage, he is my Guy
Of Gisborne, that's no lie.
Black leather makes me sigh
Over my wicked sweety pie.
I should stop while I'm ahead.
I'm not ahead? Oy, everybody's a critic!
Hmm, clearly, Shakespeare has nothing to worry about from me! I'm sure you can all do better!
So get rhyming, guys, and may the best poet win! Or at least the one who makes me laugh the loudest.
Oh, and just in case you're interested in another chance to win an ARC of CAPTIVE OF SIN, check out my latest website contest. It's a really easy question - I promise, no poets will be harmed over on www.annacampbell.info! I can't vouch for how the cabana boys will treat the poets here in the lair!