Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Book Spotlight & giveaway of Tempted by the Storm by Maxine Mansfield

Tempted by the Storm 
Buy links: Wildrose /Amazon  B&N

Larksong Hammerstrike has always been just the younger sister of Princess Aryanna. Never quite as pretty or as smart, always lacking, a mere empath whose power gets her into trouble more often than not. But at Carnalval, the festival of all things sexual, she unleashes her sensual side for a night in the arms of a masked stranger. When morning dawns, Lark can’t resist a peek beneath the mask of her lover and is once again crushed by fate. The man of her lusty adventure is none other than the future Lord of the High Elves and destined to marry her sister.As heir to the kingdom of Landis and current instructor of wizardry at the Academy of Magical Arts, Sarco Sunwalker is honor bound to rise above the temptation of the beautiful empathic student who invades his mind, body, and soul. But when sparks fly, lightning strikes, and thunder rolls, Sarco finds himself more than tempted by the storm of Lark’s passion and vows to find a solution that will prevent a war between races, fulfill an infamous quest, and win Lark’s hand.

********** EXCERPT **********

There was only one word that could describe the creature standing before him.Wonderful.
“Did you say something?” the woman whispered.
He shook his head. “Nothing, I just can’t believe my luck. You really are real and here with me.”
She smiled, but her smile didn’t extend to her eyes.
Before another heartbeat passed or another breath taken, he stood at her side. With tenderness, he gazed into her gentle, masked face and took both of her hands in his. He was humbled as her fingers trembled even more than his own did. “We don’t have to do this if you’d rather not.”
She smiled wider, and her eyes gleamed with mischief. “I suppose we might as well. After all, we’re already here, and you’re at least halfway undressed.”
Sliding his hands up her arms and around her shoulders to her back, Sarco felt for and found the clasps holding her gown together. With the flick of a wrist, they gave way, and with a swish, the silky fabric fell to her hips exposing lush, rose-tipped breasts. Just the right size to hold in both hands, to fondle, to caress, to taste.
“Hmm, it seems you’re halfway undressed yourself.”

 BIO: Maxine Mansfield writes romances in many different forms from her easy chair in the far northern state of Alaska, where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer. She has one very special man, three equally special adult children, and six delightful grandchildren in her life. Not to mention a very bossy and verbal African Grey parrot called Gabriel.

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UP NEXT: In spring 2013 I have the 3rd book of The Academy Series coming out, Taken by the Passion. And that same summer, book 4, Tamed by the Fire is scheduled for release.

Touched by the Magic (First book in The Academy Series) 

New to The Academy of Magical Arts, Briarlarn Tumbleweed wants to learn the art of a True Healer, but her nerves get the best of her when she’s paired in the sexually dynamic healing class with Uthiel Stoutheart, Paladin of the Realm. Between burning off his eyebrows and overturning a candle on certain exposed male parts, she isn't making a very good impression. But how can she focus when Uthiel is strong, brave, and touches Briar in a way that leaves her weak in the knees, quivering with pleasure, and begging for more?

Falling in love with the accident-prone but talented Briar was not what Uthiel had planned, but life with the sexy healer is adventurous, hilarious, mind-blowingly stimulating, and clearly his destiny. His soul awakens while taking her to new heights of ecstasy, yet he can't allow his own pleasure. There’s no getting around it—he must leave The Academy and pursue his quest to right the wrongs done to his people if he can ever hope to find happiness with Briar.

But is their love strong enough to mend the magic so desperately needed to preserve their world, and that touches both their souls with a searing heat?
 Buy Links: B&N Amazon  Wildrose

********** GIVEAWAY **********

Maxine is generously offering up a copy of Tempted by the Storm. The winner will be able to choose either eBook or Paperback copy. This is open to all so INTERNATIONAL can enter as well. Just fill out the rafflecopter below to be entered.
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Miriam Whitewolf said...

Maxine Mansfield is a new to me author. im so glad i stopped by to read this blog tonight and i am headed off to buy Touched by the magic just as soon as i finish this comment! Thanks again for the excerpt, and i cant wait to get to it!

Anonymous said...

Being a younger sister myself , I totally understand the feeling of being in your sister shadow . Thx for the giveaway, Aretha zhen , ArethazhenATrocketmailDOTCOM

Victoria said...

You're new to me. I'll have to check you out. Thank you and best wishes.

terri_dion said...

Mrs Mansfield is a new to me author but the books look great!

Eli Yanti said...

The blurb really raising my curiousity, hope I have a chamce to win and read this book :)

erin said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks for a great post and giveaway!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Nice post! It's a great story--I recommend it to folks who want a combination of steamy and funny! :-)

Olga Sergejeva said...

Very beautiful covers. Thanks for the giveaway.

Linda said...

Love the excerpt, =) can´t wait for my chance to read.

Best wishes & Happy Thursday!

Linda said...

I 1st came across Touched by the Magic on Fictionwise & I loved the cover! & now the 2nd book is out too. Would love to read them both (& the rest in the series)

Mary Preston said...

I wish my schooling had been even a little like that at The Academy of Magical Arts.



Tinab said...

Cant wait to read the magic. ..