Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
As fast as the month is going by, so are the reads...as seen by yesterday's double blog tour feature. Well, a busy schedule never stopped me from getting into the blogosphere, so I'm back and ready to bring you another title to consider for your "to read" list. Question is....are YOU ready? Ready, set, here it comes! Today's spotlight shines on....
CreateSpace Independent Publishing
About the book...
Furious at being used as a political pawn, the Lady Dariana defies King Henry VII by faking her own death to avoid marrying a man she has never met. Praying the king will not retaliate against her father, she seeks refuge in the forest and learns to fend for herself. When William, a warrior knight, is felled by an arrow, she saves his life and arranges his rescue before fleeing to avoid discovery. William awakes from his injury to be told he imagined the beautiful woman in the forest. Besotted and determined to make her his own, he hunts her down and tricks her into marrying him, intent on turning her defiance into love. But even as he begins to succeed, their enemies join forces to end the marriage—even if it means that Dariana must die. When Dariana is abducted, William must track her down to fight for her life and their happiness. And, Dariana, once the most defiant of brides, must channel her own strength of will into survival, both for herself—and for the child she now carries.
The cover is definitely not something I'd be drawn to; just not a big fan of the whole burly guy with girl about to loose her clothes one way or another...look. The story isn't particularly to my tastes either at first glance, but I gotta say...there are definitely some aspects that appeal.
Lady Dariana's spirited nature and strong will tell me that she'd be a character to watch. The fact that she defies her father in such a bold display yet gets tricked into matrimony presents a conundrum that I can't quite puzzle out. Either her defenses were knocked down by the felled warrior or same said warrior is a rather worthy opponent for our leading Lady. Then of course there is that surprise add in of an unborn child...obviously her and William had some time that they were not insufferable towards each other. *ahem*
So, that's my analysis.
What do YOU think?
Thoughts, comments, reactions...I'm all ears (eyes)!
About the author...
Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various occupations, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.
However, it has been writing that has consistently been her passion. She sold an episode of a TV show, had a screenplay optioned and is now working on novel number six. “Texas Summer”, her contemporary, is now available on all major e-book sites and in print. “The Defiant Bride” is also available as an e-book and in print, as well.
Leslie currently lives in Memphis, Tennessee with her fabulously supportive husband, Bob, her wonderful stepson, Matt and her writing buddy, Jakita, a terrier.
Special thanks to Penny at Author Marketing Experts, Inc for the chance to bring this book to the spotlight for you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, or future promotions, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title was released just last month via CreateSpace Independent Publishing, so be on the lookout for it at a virtual retailer of your choosing.
Until next time...happy reading!