New Release: Christmas Delights by Heather Hiestand

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Heather Hiestand has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her newest book, Christmas Delights. As part of her book tour, Heather will be awarding a $25 AMAZON or BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner. See the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

BLURB:

cover_Christmas DelightsThe sweetest gift is the hardest to unwrap. . .

Lady Victoria Allen-Hill never dreamed she’d be a widow at twenty-one–let alone a virgin. Her father insists that she attend a matchmaking house party in the snow-covered seaside town of Pevensey in hopes she’ll find a suitable husband. But for Victoria, it’s an opportunity to indulge in a passionate affair–and the handsome inventor she meets at the Christmas Eve masquerade ball may be just the man for the job. . Lewis Noble is the cousin of London’s famed Redcake sisters, so it almost stands to reason that he’s just as irresistible as one of their sugar-iced pastries. Lewis catches the eye of every woman at the party–but Victoria is the only one who catches his. He won’t be tied down in her father’s business, but watching other men court her amid a flurry of engagements ignites a jealousy he’s never felt before. A dose of honesty may be just the thing to mend their broken hearts–for many holidays to come. . .

“Before I realized it, the unusually strong and well-developed characters of The Kidnapped Bride had sneaked up on me and captured my full attention. This is one of the best shorter books I have ever read.” –Delle Jacobs, author of Lady Wicked

“A delightful, sexy glimpse into Victorian life and loving with two wonderfully non-traditional lovers.” –Jessa Slade, author of Dark Prince’s Desire on His Wicked Smile

EXCERPT:

“Mind if we join you in the carriage? We can’t force the engine to turn over, and it’s getting colder by the minute.”

“I certainly do,” Victoria huffed. The cheek! And yet, his voice was surprisingly cultured. Could he be the marquess’s butler or some other kind of upper servant? “We have not been properly introduced.”

“You’re Victoria Courtnay, are you not?” he asked. “I know your father. We’re members of the same club, the Euphonious Commerce Society.”

“I am Lady Allen-Hill now,” she said. “But yes, Rupert Courtnay is my father.”

“I remember meeting you once, at a holiday party, I believe. But you don’t remember me.” He injected a question into his words.

She wondered how she could possibly have forgotten someone so handsome. Perhaps if she’d met him when she was newly engaged, two years earlier? No, she still would have noticed him.

But what did it say that he knew her father? If he was a member of the club, he’d likely be a businessman, not a servant. Someone like her father.

“I am sorry I do not recall being introduced.”

“Perhaps we were not,” he admitted with a sly grin. “But I saw you. I remember the curls in your hair and those lovely gray eyes.”

He probably remembered what he wasn’t saying. Her rotund figure. In fact, she was surprised he even recognized her, but maybe the coachman had told him who was inside. “Do you live in the area, Mr.–”

“Noble. Lewis Noble, Lady Allen-Hill. I live in Battersea, but I’ve been staying at Hatbrook Farm to work on this vehicle, and then I’m off to Pevensey-Sur-Mer Fort for the holidays.”

“Oh,” she breathed. “You are Lewis Noble. The bird maker.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Heather Hiestand was born in Illinois, but her family migrated west before she started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home, except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University of Washington. Her first published fiction was a mystery short story, but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance. Heather’s first published romance short story was set in the Victorian period, and she continues to return, fascinated by the rapid changes of the nineteenth century. The author of many novels, novellas, and short stories, she has achieved best-seller status at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. With her husband and son, she makes her home in a small town and supposedly works out of her tiny office, though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room.

For more information, visit Heather’s website at www.heatherhiestand.com. Heather loves to hear from readers! Her email is heather@heatherhiestand.com.

Social media:

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Christmas Delights buy links:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Delights-Redcakes-Heather-Hiestand-ebook/dp/B00KM9O6QI

B&N – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-delights-heather-hiestand/1119633674?ean=9781601832580

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/christmas-delights/id883289425?mt=11

Publisher – http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/30340

GIVEAWAY

To be entered into Heather’s drawing for the $25 AMAZON or BN gift card, follow this link to rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

And be sure you follow Debbie’s book tour and leave comments at each stop. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The list of tour dates can be found on the Goddess Fish website at: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/09/excerpt-tour-christmas-delights-by.html