Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Walnut Springs Press Month: Spotlight on Wanda Luce + Giveaway Info

Giveaway Info

As part of the Walnut Springs Press Month, Walnut Springs Press will be giving away 4 fantastic novels by Walnut Springs authors including Wanda's debut novel, Lydia.

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave a comment on this post or any of the event posts. (See the event page for the full event schedule.) The more posts you comment on, the more entries you have into the contest!

Spotlight on
Author Wanda Luce

Wanda Luce is quite certain she was born with a book in her hand. Her mother made reading and library visits an important part of her life as a child. All through school, Wanda read book after book and had a bookcase full of the ones she had completed. As a girl, she fell in love with Mr. Darcy in Jane Austens' Pride and Prejudice, David Balfour in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, and David Copperfield in, of course, Charles Dicken's David Copperfield. This is where Wanda's passion for British literature began.

Wanda has been married to her sweetheart for almost thirty years. They are the proud parents of two adorable, handsome young men. She was raised in Carson and Reno, Nevada, where her mother, sister, and brothers still live. Wanda graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in German literature, and she currently teaches German at two Utah high schools. She also plays the violin, worships sunshine and nature, and makes a mean pie crust.

Lydia is Wanda's debut novel, published by Walnut Springs Press.

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Excerpt from Lydia

“If you are not already engaged for the next dance, Miss Hathaway, I would be honored to be accepted as your partner.”

Her pulse increased, her breathing faltered, and her cheeks warmed, victims of his penetrating eyes and stunning smile. An intense desire to accept his request warred with the echo in her head that she must resist him, and for a moment she was unable to answer. “I thank you, sir. I would be very glad to dance with you.”

He held out his hand, and with some hesitation, Lydia rested her fingers in his palm. She felt the warm, gentle strength of his hand as it closed around hers. He led her out onto the floor, where she took her place across from him, timid under the confidence of his gaze. He is a rake and a rogue, her good sense shouted. What can you be thinking? Tomorrow you will be sorry to have given in, but all of it was drowned out by the pounding of her heart.

“Are you as fond of dancing, Miss Hathaway, as you are of hiking through bushes and streams?” Lord Denton teased, a laugh tugging at the corners of his mouth.

Quivering with a kaleidoscope of sensations, she rattled off a defiant answer. “I do love to dance, my lord, nearly as much as I enjoy tackling thickets and wading across streams. And you sir, do you enjoy dancing as much as you like trampling ladies into the mud?”

“Miss Hathaway, though I do love to dance, I find it a far less entertaining pastime than rescuing unfortunate maidens.”

Gripped anew with anxiety that he would divulge her secret, she abandoned their game and asked, her brows knit with concern, “I pray, sir, that you will continue to keep our adventure between us alone.”

“I am a man of my word, and your secret is safe, though I must confess that my pledge of silence denied me the very great pleasure of a good laugh with friends.” Denton smiled broadly.

(Wanda Luce, http://wandascuriosities.blogspot.com/)

Walnut Springs Press Book
by Wanda Luce

Title: Lydia
Author: Wanda Luce
Release Date: June 2011
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: Historical Romance
At six and twenty, Lydia Hathaway has endured years of heartbreak, longing for a love that never came. Her deceased father's foolhardiness has left her family bankrupt, and Lydia is eventually left no alternative but to take a position as the governess to Susan Ashcroft of Danbury Park in Surrey. Anxious for peace, Lydia rambles early one morning across the muddy wilds of the Ashcroft estate, where she has a most unimaginable encounter with the notorious Lord Connor Denton.

As their paths continue to cross, Lydia falls ever deeper in love with the charming rogue while battling against his growing assault on her heart. In spite of his forward attentions, she considers his behavior toward her as nothing less than idle flirtation. And why should she think otherwise? As the wealthy son of an earl, Lord Denton may choose from among the most beautiful women of England's first circles. Tormented in a relentless battle to suppress a love she cannot overcome, Lydia resolves to leave the Ashcrofts and Danbury Park forever. After all, she is nothing to Denton isn't she?

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great book! I've recently started to enjoy books written about this time period and I'd love to read another!