Karen’s Killer Book Bench: The Viscount’s Vow by Collette Cameron

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Book Blurb

Part Romani, noblewoman Evangeline Caruthers is the last woman in England Ian Hamilton, the Viscount Warrick, could ever love–an immoral wanton responsible for his brother’s and father’s deaths.

Vangie thinks Ian’s a foul-tempered blackguard, who after setting out to cause her downfall, finds himself forced to marry her–snared in the trap of his own making. When Vangie learns the marriage ceremony itself may have been a ruse, she flees to her gypsy relatives, declaring herself divorced from Ian under Romani law. He pursues her to the gypsy encampment, and when the handsome gypsy king offers to take Ian’s place in Vangie’s bed, jealousy stirs hot and dangerous.

Under a balmy starlit sky, Ian and Vangie breech the chasm separating them, yet peril lurks. Ian is the last in his family line, and his stepmother is determined to dispose of the newlyweds so her daughter can inherit his estate. Only by trusting each other can Ian and Vangie overcome scandal and murderous betrayal.




Armstrong’s Ball Scene

Noticing the numerous pairs of eyes watching him escort Miss Caruthers onto the polished floor, a wry smile touched Ian’s lips.

“I haven’t danced with any other ladies this evening. No doubt the rumormongers are hissing envious conjectures as to why I’ve asked you.”

She shot him a startled look before glancing around the ballroom.

“Why did you?”

“To see if what I’d heard was true.”

Ian watched for a reaction.

She opened her mouth then closed it. They waltzed around the dance floor for a few moments in silence. The string quartet was quite satisfactory. Ian allowed the lilting strains to soothe his troubled spirit.

“What did you hear?”

Miss Caruthers’s soft question reminded him of his purpose.

“That you are an excellent dancer.”

It was true. She moved with natural grace, following his lead, all the while holding herself in a most proper stance. He had to acknowledge she was a superb actress. Her gaze remained fixated on a spot above his left shoulder, except for one brief instance when she’d flicked her cobalt-blue gaze upward and unintentionally met his eyes.

“Is that all?” she asked softly.

He’d never seen eyes such a dark blue before. “All?”

“You’ve heard nothing else about me?

Her eyes held the perfect combination of trust and innocent curiosity. So convincing was she, that when their gazes fused, a peculiar jolt stabbed the center of his being.

What was it?

読書  Meet Collette Cameron, Author….

A life-long Oregonian, Collette Cameron was born and raised in a small town along the northern Oregon coast. Today she makes her home in a rural community, 30 minutes west of Portland. Her Victorian farmhouse sits on a one-acre certified wildlife habit, interspersed with a plethora of gardens: English, rose, butterfly, rock, water, and of course, vegetable.

A voracious reader of romance since her teens, she even named her daughter after a heroine in her favorite romance novel. An enthusiast of times gone by, and anything related to romance, she writes Historical Romance, with a dash of inspiration, a pinch of humor, and a liberal portion of suspense.

Having dabbled in interior decorating in her youth, Collette returned to school, graduating summa cum laude from Oregon State University, and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Teaching. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Rose City Romance Writers, The Beau Monde, and Love Faith and Hope, Inc., and a whole slew of other author/writer groups.

Some of Collette’s favorite things include unique blends of coffees and teas, trivia, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, inspirational quotes, and scented candles. Her Christian faith, husband, three adult children, and five miniature dachshunds round out her life quite nicely! When she’s not teaching or writing, she is a content and copy/line editor for an Ebook publisher, enjoys amateur photography, bird watching, gardening, interior decorating, rock-hunting, boating or fishing on the Columbia River, and reading of course.

To connect with Collette, please visit www.collettecameron.com or http://blueroseromance.com. She can be found on Facebook , Pinterest, Google+, Linkedin, and Twitter.


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Links to Collette’s website, blog, books, etc.

Website: http://collettecameron.com

Blog: http://blueroseromance.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/collettecameronauthor

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Collette_Author.

Highlander’s Hope: http://amzn.com/B00CW1TTIO/

The Viscount’s Vow: http://amzn.com/B00EZ8RBN2/

Links to my other social media, LinkedIn, Goodreads, Google+, and book Facebook pages can all be found on my website.


**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Collette will give away one copy of HIGHLANDER’S HOPE or THE VISCOUNT’S VOW (winner’s choice) to one of her lucky readers who comments on her Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs!!  Don’t miss this chance to read this book!!  Thanks, Collette, for sharing your stories with us!


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31 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: The Viscount’s Vow by Collette Cameron

  1. Good Morning! Everything is frozen here today. Brrrr.
    Thanks so much for hosting me today, Karen!
    I’m grinning at your heading. Romance and humor…always love that combination.

    • Karen Docter says:

      Good morning, Collette! I’m so glad you joined us today. It’s actually a balmy 52 degrees here in Denver, a nice change from past few days. Love your excerpt. This one’s going on my TBR pile. LOVE your covers, so beautiful.

      Glad you like my sliding banner. I love romance and humor, too, which is why I like to slip one of those fun books between my suspense novels.

      Thanks again for stopping in to chat with us!

  2. Congratulations on all the success you’re enjoying Collette! I am thinking there might need to be a story set on Tasmania, and you’ll need to visit there, and while there you’ll just happen to stop by the Cadbury Chocolate factory every day! 🙂

  3. Sandra Owens says:

    Great post, Collette, and I’m so glad to see both your books doing so (deservedly) well. I already own (and have read) both of them, so I’m not putting my name in the drawing. Would rather see someone who hasn’t read it get your book.

  4. I love the excerpt, Collette. Smooth writing, well done!

  5. Sarah Hegger says:

    Wow! You certainly do keep yourself out of trouble. Lovely excerpt

  6. Ella Quinn says:

    Great excerpt. I love this book!! Tweeted and shared on FB.

  7. Elf Ahearn says:

    That sliding banner is impressive, Ms. K.L. Docter, and I like the cover to your Santa story.

    As for you, Collette, it’s always a joy to read your excerpts, and the cover to The Viscount’s Vow has to be one of the best out there right now. Can’t wait to read the book!

    • Karen Docter says:

      Ah! The wonders of computer programs, Elf Ahearn! The sliding banner allows me to have one blog for both of my personas. Glad you like it.

      I love the cover to my Santa story, too.:) Thanks!

  8. Enjoyed reading The Viscount Vow–hard to put it down.

  9. Elf, Karen’s header is impressive isn’t it? I do love the cover to The Viscount’s Vow, but I like Highlander’s Hope just a wee bit better. Shh, don’t tell my cover artist.

  10. Lisa,
    Cadbury Chocolate factory? Sign me up. I’ve got such an obsession with Cadbury Chocolate, I named an estate Cadbury Park in my last novel. Sad isn’t it?

  11. Sandra,
    You’re so sweet. I’m been very blessed with my first two books. They’re not for everyone, but then what book is?

  12. Thank you, Carol. Love that, “smooth writing” bit. Must be all the Cadbury milk chocolate I ate while writing it. Now that’s some smooth stuff!

  13. What a compliment coming from you, Ella! Thanks for tweeting too.

  14. Joanne, that’s what every author wants to hear!

  15. Violetta Rand says:

    Great excerpt Collette. Both books were wonderful and I look forward to the third. Chocolate helps take the edge off the cold, right?

  16. Hi Collette. Great post and excerpt. And a terrific blog, Karen. No need to enter my name for your books 🙂 Continued good luck with this release.

    • Karen Docter says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Barbara! Always glad to hear from readers.

      Thanks, too, for the clarification about not entering your name in the giveaway. I knew that was probably the case but it’s always good to be sure. 🙂

  17. I should have been clear–I have your books,so you don’t need to enter my name LOL

  18. Mari Collier says:

    Tweeted for you both. Nice writing. This is my first visit to the revamped website. I like it. It sounds like this book will do well. Best wishes.

  19. Violetta,
    Chocolate is a cure-all for most everything!

  20. Barb,
    Thanks for stopping by!

  21. Hi Mari.
    I love Karen’s website. Very snazzy!

  22. Love the cover and the excerpt, Collette! Here’s from one fan of Cadbury to another! Tweeted as well.

  23. Karen,
    Lana Williams is the book winner. I’ll contact her and let her know.
    Thanks again for hosting me!

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