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Sun
Sep 1 2013 12:00pm
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H&H Reads: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (Part 6 of 6)

Lisa Kleypas recently announced that the next book in the Travis Family series, Brown-Eyed Girl, will tell the long-awaited story of Joe Travis (!!!!!). Clearly a reread of where it all began is in order, right? And obviously nothing beats being able to read (and discuss) a book together! So with that in mind...

Today, we're excited to present the FINAL installment in the brand-new program, H&H Reads, with the Travis story that started it all—Sugar Daddy!

Every Wednesday and Sunday from now until September 1, we'll be posting Sugar Daddy in six easy-to-read (if not so easy to wait for!) parts. Right before each new part goes up, we'll be taking down the previous one, so make sure you don't miss a single piece of the book. Whether you're a long-time fan of the book or completely new to the Travises, we hope you'll read along and then come discuss each section of the book with us!

SUGAR DADDY BY LISA KLEYPAS
Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas—if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty is a complication he doesn’t need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them.

When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty is under the spell of a billionaire tycoon—a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family’s past.

PREVIOUSLY IN SUGAR DADDY: Gage and Liberty bond over chicken 'n' dumplings and then they make out in a pantry before Churchill tricks them both into finally going on a date, after which there is hot sex. They are together at a fancy fundraiser when Hardy makes his reappearance. Dun dun DUN. Read a full recap of Parts 1 through 5 here.

 

Sugar Daddy is no longer available on Heroes and Hertbreakers.

 

Copyright © 2008 by Lisa Kleypas.

If you loved all six parts of Sugar Daddy, learn more about or order a copy today:

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Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including the Hathaways series, A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.

Wed
Aug 28 2013 12:00pm
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H&H Reads: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (Part 5 of 6)

Lisa Kleypas recently announced that the next book in the Travis Family series, Brown-Eyed Girl, will tell the long-awaited story of Joe Travis (!!!!!). Clearly a reread of where it all began is in order, right? And obviously nothing beats being able to read (and discuss) a book together! So with that in mind...

Today, we're excited to present part five of the brand-new program, H&H Reads, with the Travis story that started it all—Sugar Daddy!

Every Wednesday and Sunday from now until September 1, we'll be posting Sugar Daddy in six easy-to-read (if not so easy to wait for!) parts. Right before each new part goes up, we'll be taking down the previous one, so make sure you don't miss a single piece of the book. Whether you're a long-time fan of the book or completely new to the Travises, we hope you'll read along and then come discuss each section of the book with us!

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SUGAR DADDY BY LISA KLEYPAS
Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas—if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty is a complication he doesn’t need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them.

When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty is under the spell of a billionaire tycoon—a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family’s past.

PREVIOUSLY IN SUGAR DADDY: Liberty accepts a job as Churchill Travis' assistant and moves into the Travis mansion with Carrington. Churchill's hot eldest son, Gage, is none too pleased with this at first, thinking Liberty's after his father's money. Then Gage gets sick and Liberty decides to help him... Read a full recap of Parts 1 through 4 here.

 

Part 5 is no longer available, but you can read Part 6 here!

 

Copyright © 2008 by Lisa Kleypas.

NOTE: The sixth and final part of Sugar Daddy is live now. Continue on to find out how Liberty, Hardy, and Gage's story ends!

If you can't wait for all six parts of Sugar Daddy, learn more about or order a copy today:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Buy at iTunes

 

 

Want more Lisa Kleypas? Don't miss her Friday Harbor series, including the latest novel in the series, Crystal Cove:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Buy at Indiebound

Buy at iTunes

 

 

Stay up-to-date on all things Travis, Friday Harbor, and Lisa Kleypas with H&H's Lisa Kleypas Collection!

 


Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including the Hathaways series, A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.

Sun
Aug 25 2013 12:00pm
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H&H Reads: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (Part 4 of 6)

Lisa Kleypas recently announced that the next book in the Travis Family series, Brown-Eyed Girl, will tell the long-awaited story of Joe Travis (!!!!!). Clearly a reread of where it all began is in order, right? And obviously nothing beats being able to read (and discuss) a book together! So with that in mind...

Today, we're excited to present part four of the brand-new program, H&H Reads, with the Travis story that started it all—Sugar Daddy!

Every Wednesday and Sunday from now until September 1, we'll be posting Sugar Daddy in six easy-to-read (if not so easy to wait for!) parts. Right before each new part goes up, we'll be taking down the previous one, so make sure you don't miss a single piece of the book. Whether you're a long-time fan of the book or completely new to the Travises, we hope you'll read along and then come discuss each section of the book with us!

Want to be alerted when future parts of the book are live on the site? Log in or register here to be added to the Sugar Daddy Alert List!

SUGAR DADDY BY LISA KLEYPAS
Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas—if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty is a complication he doesn’t need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them.

When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty is under the spell of a billionaire tycoon—a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family’s past.

PREVIOUSLY IN SUGAR DADDY: Liberty accepts a job as Churchill Travis' assistant and moves into the Travis mansion with Carrington. Churchill's hot eldest son, Gage, is none too pleased with this at first, thinking Liberty's after his father's money. Then Gage gets sick and Liberty decides to help him... Read a full recap of Parts 1 through 4 here.

NOTE: The sixth and final part of Sugar Daddy is live now. Continue on to find out how Liberty, Hardy, and Gage's story ends!

If you can't wait for all six parts of Sugar Daddy, learn more about or order a copy today:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Buy at iTunes

 

 

Want more Lisa Kleypas? Don't miss her Friday Harbor series, including the latest novel in the series, Crystal Cove:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Buy at Indiebound

Buy at iTunes

 

 

Stay up-to-date on all things Travis, Friday Harbor, and Lisa Kleypas with H&H's Lisa Kleypas Collection!

Wed
Aug 21 2013 12:00pm
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H&H Reads: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (Part 3 of 6)

Lisa Kleypas recently announced that the next book in the Travis Family series, Brown-Eyed Girl, will tell the long-awaited story of Joe Travis (!!!!!). Clearly a reread of where it all began is in order, right? And obviously nothing beats being able to read (and discuss) a book together! So with that in mind...

Today, we're excited to present part three of the brand-new program, H&H Reads, with the Travis story that started it all—Sugar Daddy!

Every Wednesday and Sunday from now until September 1, we'll be posting Sugar Daddy in six easy-to-read (if not so easy to wait for!) parts. Right before each new part goes up, we'll be taking down the previous one, so make sure you don't miss a single piece of the book. Whether you're a long-time fan of the book or completely new to the Travises, we hope you'll read along and then come discuss each section of the book with us!

Want to be alerted when future parts of the book are live on the site? Log in or register here to be added to the Sugar Daddy Alert List!

SUGAR DADDY BY LISA KLEYPAS
Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas—if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty is a complication he doesn’t need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them.

When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty is under the spell of a billionaire tycoon—a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family’s past.

PREVIOUSLY IN SUGAR DADDY: Liberty says hello to baby sister Carrington and good-bye (for now, at least) to first love Hardy. Read a full recap of Parts 1 and 2 here.

Copyright © 2008 by Lisa Kleypas.

NOTE: The sixth and final part of Sugar Daddy is live now. Continue on to find out how Liberty, Hardy, and Gage's story ends!

If you can't wait for all six parts of Sugar Daddy, learn more about or order a copy today:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Buy at iTunes

 

 

Want more Lisa Kleypas? Don't miss her Friday Harbor series, including the latest novel in the series, Crystal Cove:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Buy at Indiebound

Buy at iTunes

 

 

Stay up-to-date on all things Travis, Friday Harbor, and Lisa Kleypas with H&H's Lisa Kleypas Collection!

 


Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including the Hathaways series, A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.

Sun
Aug 18 2013 12:00pm
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H&H Reads: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (Part 2 of 6)

Lisa Kleypas recently announced that the next book in the Travis Family series, Brown-Eyed Girl, will tell the long-awaited story of Joe Travis (!!!!!). Clearly a reread of where it all began is in order, right? And obviously nothing beats being able to read (and discuss) a book together! So with that in mind...

Today, we're excited to present a new installment of the brand-new program, H&H Reads, with Part 2 of the Travis story that started it all—Sugar Daddy!

Every Wednesday and Sunday from now until September 1, we'll be posting Sugar Daddy in six easy-to-read (if not so easy to wait for!) parts. Right before each new part goes up, we'll be taking down the previous one, so make sure you don't miss a single piece of the book. Whether you're a long-time fan of the book or completely new to the Travises, we hope you'll read along and then come discuss each section of the book with us!

Want to be alerted when future parts of the book are live on the site? Log in or register here to be added to the Sugar Daddy Alert List!

SUGAR DADDY BY LISA KLEYPAS
Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas—if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty is a complication he doesn’t need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them.

When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty is under the spell of a billionaire tycoon—a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family’s past.

READ PART 3 OF SUGAR DADDY NOW, AND SIGN UP FOR AN E-MAIL ALERT WHEN EACH NEW PART GOES LIVE.

NOTE: The sixth and final part of Sugar Daddy is live now. Continue on to find out how Liberty, Hardy, and Gage's story ends!

If you can't wait for all six parts of Sugar Daddy, learn more about or order a copy today:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Buy at iTunes

 

 

Want more Lisa Kleypas? Don't miss her Friday Harbor series, including the latest novel in the series, Crystal Cove:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Buy at Indiebound

Buy at iTunes

 

 

Stay up-to-date on all things Travis, Friday Harbor, and Lisa Kleypas with H&H's Lisa Kleypas Collection!

 


Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including the Hathaways series, A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.

Wed
Aug 14 2013 12:00pm
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H&H Reads: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas (Part 1 of 6)

THE READ-ALONG OF SUGAR DADDY IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Stay tuned for another exciting book in the H&H Reads program soon!

Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas recently announced that the next book in the Travis Family series, Brown-Eyed Girl, will tell the long-awaited story of Joe Travis (!!!!!). Clearly a reread of where it all began is in order, right? And obviously nothing beats being able to read (and discuss) a book together! So with that in mind...

Today, we're excited to kick off a brand-new program, H&H Reads, with the Travis story that started it all—Sugar Daddy!

Every Wednesday and Sunday from now until September 1, we'll be posting Sugar Daddy in six easy-to-read (if not so easy to wait for!) parts. Right before each new part goes up, we'll be taking down the previous one, so make sure you don't miss a single piece of the book. Whether you're a long-time fan of the book or completely new to the Travises, we hope you'll read along and then come discuss each section of the book with us!

Want to be alerted when future parts of the book are live on the site? Log in or register here to be added to the Sugar Daddy Alert List!

Don't think you can wait? Catch up on the whole story now. (See the links at the bottom of this post for more info on where you can get your copy of Sugar Daddy.) Then, come back to share your thoughts!

SUGAR DADDY BY LISA KLEYPAS

Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas—if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty is a complication he doesn’t need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them.

When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty is under the spell of a billionaire tycoon—a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family’s past.

***

Discussion Questions:

1. Liberty/Hardy 4Ever, am I right?

2. No but really, can we talk about how great Liberty, Hardy, and Liberty/Hardy are? Want. More. Now.

***

To learn more about Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas or to get your hot little hands on the entire story now:

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Want more Lisa Kleypas? Don't miss her Friday Harbor series, including the latest novel in the series, Crystal Cove:

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Stay up-to-date on all things Travis, Friday Harbor, and Lisa Kleypas with H&H's Lisa Kleypas Collection!

 


Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including the Hathaways series, A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.

Wed
Jan 9 2013 1:00pm
Excerpt

Crystal Cove: New Excerpt

Crystal Cove by Lisa KelypasJustine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.

What Justine soon discovers is that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. Determined to change her fate, Justine finds a way to break the enchantment, never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow.

And when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threaten everything she holds dear . . . because Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow.

Chapter 1

It was a safe bet, Justine Hoffman thought glumly, that after ninety-nine failed love spells, the hundredth wasn’t going to work any better than the rest.

Fine. I give up.

She was never going to fall in love. She would never under­stand or experience the mysterious thing that fused one soul to another. It was something she’d always suspected deep down, but she had stayed too busy to dwell on it. The problem with staying busy, however, was that sooner or later you ran out of things to do, and then the thing you’d been trying so hard not to think about became the only thing you could think about.

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Tue
Aug 7 2012 1:30pm

Author Lisa Kleypas Cooks Up Some Love With a Recipe and a Sexy Dream Lake Excerpt!

Lisa Kleypas in the kitchenLisa Kleypas’s newest release, Dream Lake, is out today, and tells the story of Zoe Hoffman, who’s a trained chef and an innkeeper who has all but given up on love. Not only has her hero, Alex Nolan, given up on love, but he has never, ever believed in it. In between the romantic bits—a tease of which is posted below the recipe—are descriptions of Zoe’s food, and Lisa joins us today at Heroes and Heartbreakers to offer one of her favorite recipes. Thanks, Lisa!

Raspberry Buckle

This romantic summer recipe is a terrific dessert, breakfast cake or a treat for afternoon tea. The name comes from the deliciously crumpled, buckled appearance of the streusel top after baking.

[You CAN have your cake and eat it too...]

Tue
Jun 26 2012 1:00pm
Excerpt

Dream Lake: New Excerpt

Dream Lake by Lisa KleypasDream Lake takes readers once again to the exquisite setting of Friday Harbor, and tells the story of Zoë Hoffman, an innkeeper who has all but given up on love. She’s a gentle, romantic soul, but has been so hurt in the past that she dare not trust her heart with anyone. Especially not Alex Nolan. Alex is the most haunted of all the Nolan brothers. He drinks to keep his demons at bay and not only has he given up on love, he has never, ever believed in it. Zoë and Alex are oil and water, fire and ice, sunshine and shadow. But sometimes, it takes only a glimmer of light to chase away the dark. Dream Lake is classic Lisa Kleypas: romantic, powerful, emotional, and magical.

Get a sneak peek of Lisa Kleypas’s Dream Lake with an EXCLUSIVE extended excerpt of Chapters 1-3.

One

The ghost had tried many times to leave the house, but it was impossible. Whenever he approached the front thresh­old or leaned through a window, he disappeared, the sum of him dispersing like mist in the air. He worried that one day he might not be able to take shape again. He wondered if being trapped here was a punishment for the past he couldn’t remember...and if so, how long would it last?

The Victorian house stood at the end of Rainshadow Road, overlooking the circular shoreline of False Bay like a wall­flower waiting alone at a dance. Its painted clapboard siding had been corroded from sea air, its interior ruined by a suc­cession of careless tenants. Original hardwood floors had been covered with shag carpeting, rooms divided by thin chipboard walls, wood trim coated with a dozen layers of cheap paint.

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Mon
Dec 12 2011 3:00pm

What’s Old Is New Again: Lisa Kleypas on Historical and Contemporary Heroes

Quill and ink potAre you one of Lisa Kleypas’s biggest fans? If you find yourself counting the days til Lisa’s next new book release and telling everyone you know about her books, then you just might have what it takes to join an elite team of super-fans and be crowned one of “Lisa’s Divas.” If you want to become an essential part of the advance buzz for the new book (Rainshadow Road, coming in February 2012), then visit http://www.lisakleypas.com/lisasdivas.asp for more details now!

When I finally decided to try writing contemporary romance after almost twenty years of writing historicals, I knew it wasn’t going to work if I had a 19th-century-type rogue sauntering through contemporary society using words like “wench,” or “perchance.” I was going to have to change some things. The more I pondered plots and characters, the more evident it became that creating a modern hero was going to involve a lot more than just altering his dialogue.

The dialogue was the place to start, though. People of means in Regency or Victorian Britain were genuinely concerned about how they expressed themselves in conversation—not only to convey an idea clearly, but to do it with style. Conversation was an art, meant to entertain and improve. Most of my historical romance heroes love to talk—they banter, argue, and cajole with a pretty extensive vocabulary. In fact, the hyper-articulate ones are the ones readers mention to me more often, such as St. Vincent from Devil In Winter, (asking his new bride Evie, “Do you truly expect that you and I are going to share a bed tonight as chastely as a pair of nuns on holiday?”) . . . and Leo from Married By Morning, (telling Catherine Marks, “My heart is completely and utterly yours. And unfortunately for you, the rest of me comes with it.”) Even the supposedly taciturn Merripen from Seduce Me At Sunrise has no problem expressing himself as he tells Win: “All the fires of hell could burn for a thousand years and it wouldn’t equal what I feel for you in one minute of the day. I love you so much there is no pleasure in it. Nothing but torment. Because if I could dilute what I feel for you to the millionth part, it would still be enough to kill you.”

[What’s my name again?...]

Tue
Dec 6 2011 12:00pm
Excerpt

Rainshadow Road: New Excerpt

Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas

Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington.  She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy’s own sister. Lucy’s bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy’s parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to “romance” Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful. 

Get a sneak peek of Lisa Kleypas’s Rainshadow Road (available February 28, 2012) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1-2!

(And be sure to enter the Rainshadow Road sweepstakes for a chance to win an Advance Reader Copy of the book!)

Chapter 1

When Lucy Marinn was seven years old, three things happened: her little sister Alice got sick, she was assigned her first science fair project, and she found out that magic existed. More specifically, that she had the power to create magic. And for the rest of her life, Lucy would be aware that the distance between ordinary and extraordinary was only a step, a breath, a heartbeat away.

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Tue
Apr 26 2011 1:00pm

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[About the book...]

Sat
Feb 12 2011 5:00am
Excerpt

Smooth Talking Stranger - Excerpt

“Don't get it,” I said as I heard the ringtone of our apartment phone. Call it a premonition, paranoia, but something about that sound severed every comfortable feeling I had managed to stitch around myself.

“It's a 281 number,” my boyfriend Dane said, sautéing tofu in a pan, dumping in a can of organic tomato sauce. Dane was a vegan, which meant we used soy protein in place of ground beef in our chili. It was enough to make any native-born Texan cry, but for Dane's sake I was trying to get used to it. “I can see it on the caller ID.” 281. Houston. Those three digits were enough to start me hyperventilating. “It's either my mother or my sister,” I said desperately. “Let the machine pick up.” I hadn't spoken to either of them in at least two years.

[To answer the call...]

Fri
Feb 11 2011 6:00am
Excerpt

Love In The Afternoon – Excerpt

Chapter One

Hampshire, England


Eight months earlier

It all began with a letter.

To be precise, it was the mention of the dog.

“What about the dog?” Beatrix Hathaway asked. “Whose dog?”

Her friend Prudence, the reigning beauty of Hampshire County, looked up from the letter that had been sent by her suitor, Captain Christopher Phelan.

Although it wasn’t proper for a gentleman to correspond with an unmarried girl, they had arranged to send letters back and forth with Phelan’s sister-in-law as a go-between.

Prudence sent her a mock frown. “Really, Bea, you’re displaying far more concern over a dog than you ever have for Captain Phelan.”

[ More please... ]

Thu
Feb 10 2011 9:00am
Excerpt

Married by Morning - Excerpt

Bestselling author Lisa Kleypas, has captivated readers with her spirited stories featuring the Hathaway family. Fall in love with the Hathaways all over again or discover their tales for the first time!

 

Hampshire, England

August 1852

Anyone who had ever read a novel knew that governesses were supposed to be meek and downtrodden. They were also supposed to be quiet, subservient and obedient, not to mention deferential to the master of the house. Leo, Lord Ramsay, wondered in exasperation why they couldn't have gotten one of those. Instead the Hathaway family had hired Catherine Marks, who, in Leo's opinion, cast an unflattering shadow upon the entire profession.

[Is it bad manners to ask for more, please?]

Thu
Feb 10 2011 5:00am
Excerpt

Seduce Me At Sunrise - Excerpt

Seduce Me at Sunrise is the story of Kev Merripen, a handsome Gypsy with mysterious origins...

London, 1848

Winter

Win had always thought Kev Merripen was beautiful, in the way that an austere landscape or a wintry day could be beautiful. He was a large, striking man, uncompromising in every angle. The exotic boldness of his features was a perfect setting for eyes so dark that the irises were barely distinguishable from the pupil. His hair was thick and as black as a raven’s wing, his brows strong and straight. And his wide mouth was set with a perpetually brooding curve that Win found irresistible.

[I'm hooked, too...]

Wed
Feb 9 2011 9:00am
Excerpt

Mine Till Midnight - Excerpt

From the first book in the sizzling Hathaway Series!

London 1848

Autumn

Finding one person in a city of nearly two million was a formidable task. It helped if that person’s behavior was predictable and he could usually be found in a tavern or gin shop. Still, it wouldn’t be easy.

Leo, where are you? Miss Amelia Hathaway thought desperately as the carriage wheels rattled along the cobbled street. Poor, wild, troubled Leo. Some people, when faced with intolerable circumstances, simply . . . broke. Such was the case with her formerly dashing and dependable brother. At this point he was probably beyond all hope of repair.

[I won’t give up hope...]

Fri
Feb 12 2010 1:00am
Excerpt

Tempt Me At Twilight - Excerpt

Lisa Kleypas, the bestselling author of Mine Till Midnight and Seduce Me at Sunrise, has captivated readers with her spirited stories featuring the Hathaway family. Tempt Me at Twilight, is the tale of Poppy…and enigmatic hotel owner Harry Rutledge. Poppy and Harry are opposites in every way—except when it comes to desire…

London

The Rutledge Hotel

May 1852

Her chances of a decent marriage were about to be dashed—and all because of a ferret.

[You had me at ferret...]