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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Blog Tour: Fearless Pursuit by Jean Hart Stewart #Paranormal #EroticRomance #Giveaway



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What Caused the Mutiny on the Bounty?

I mean, what really caused it? You know the answer, at least the one given by popular opinion and the especially by the film of that name. Captain Bligh was a monster, the revolt was well-justified, and the mutineers were noble men. 

Huh?

The evidence actually seems to be that Bligh was unusually liberal with his men, and that was partly what did him in. In an era when flogging at sea was a common punishment, Bligh flogged fewer of his crew than any other commander at that time. He scolded a great deal instead, and avoided hanging when other commanders would have done so. He took a modern approach to his crew and insisted on a good diet, exercise, and general sanitation.

The Bounty was on an expedition to Tahiti to bring home breadfruit plants, when Bligh and his men had  to stay  five months for the plants to mature. When the Bounty was ready to sail with its cargo, the crew mutinied. After all, they’d thoroughly enjoyed Tahiti. Many of them had wives they were loathe to leave. In fact they’d never had it so good!

Bligh was put adrift on a small launch with food for five days. He managed somehow to navigate to Timor, in forty-eight days, a journey of over 3600 miles. And all this without charts or compass. When he returned to Britain he was cleared of all wrong-doing, having himself notified the Admiralty of the mutiny.

If he had any faults it seems he was too nice!

Excerpt:

The stranger bowed to the ladies and addressed Arden.

“I believe you are the head of this household, sir? It is a great pleasure to meet you. I am Antonio Bartolini, a superior voice coach. I have had the privilege of teaching Miss Mackenzie all she knows.”


The one good result of this ridiculous speech was that Reina grew rigid with anger, her eyes flashing and her fear forgotten.


“Sir, I’m sure you remember I was a trained singer before I met you.”


Bartolini’s oily smile showed this was exactly the response he wanted.


“Oh yes, my dear girl. You’d had enough training to interest me. Not enough to be successful though, until I took you in hand. In fact, your former teacher left you with many mistakes for me to correct.”


Rurik had both his hands in his pockets. They were clenched so tightly he was sure his white fingers would betray his concern for his love. He didn’t need to know much more before he ushered this despicable character out with any necessary force. He wanted him to condemn himself a little more though.
Certainly the lout was no gentleman, and Rurik shuddered at the thought of Reina having ever had contact with him.


The lout smirked at them all.


“I found her singing in a seedy nightclub and brought her home to my wife. She lived with us for six months, until she suddenly disappeared. Fortunately now that I’ve found her she can return with me. Tommy misses you painfully, my dear.”


Rurik had no understanding of the words but he knew Reina turned even more pale. He wouldn’t have thought it possible. A look of agony twisted her face as she shut her eyes. Why did the thought of this Tommy terrify her so?
Damn, how he wished his love for her forbade reading her mind.


Arden spoke for the first time, his thoughtful, low voice dominating the room as he walked to Reina and stood behind her chair. He laid one hand on her shoulder.


“Oh we can’t possibly let Reina go, my dear man. I’m sure you can elucidate on your relationship with her and I’m looking forward to hearing more. She has an engagement two days from now to sing at my sister’s ball. Would you like to attend, sir, and we can further discuss this at that time?”


Bartolini’s face grew red. He evidently wasn’t stupid. He’d caught the challenge in Arden’s words and gestures.


He forced another oily, unpleasant smile.


“Very tempting, my lord. But I fear I must insist on taking her home tonight. My son Tommy will be bitterly sorry if she does not come.”


Rurik heard his father’s voice in his elfin mind. “Transport yourself and bring the boy Tommy to me, Rurik. We can do nothing without him under our protection. I’ll stall this brute a little longer and you’ll have plenty of time to get the boy while Bartolini is driving home.”


Rurik had never transported himself but he knew it was a talent all elves possessed. And he was an elf, wasn’t he?


“But I don’t know where he lives.”


“Concentrate on the boy’s name. Think of nothing else at all.”


Blurb

Fearless Pursuit
Jean Hart Stewart


Book 6 of the Passionate Pursuits series. 

His pointed ears betray the elfin heritage Rurik is content to ignore but when he meets the beautiful singer Reina his world turns upside down. To claim her—and save her from a sadistic villain—he must learn to use his eflin powers. Helping in his father’s clinic is not at all the way he’d planned his life but Reina is worth the upheaval. Unfortunately, it might not be enough to tip the scales in the fight he faces.


Rurik needs his younger brother’s help and Jake cannot refuse, even though he’s even more reluctant to embrace their elfin heritage than Rurik.


Even though acknowledging their magic challenges them both to their limits, the brothers will secure the future that Rurik dreams of having with Reina and help two special children who have need of their powers.


Inside Scoop:  Rurik and Jake deal frankly with the problems of two hurting children whose stories may affect some readers.


A Romantica® twentieth century paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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Bio:

Love living in California, even though I’m a transplant. Love writing and all it entails, crazy characters demanding to be let loose on the page, long hours of research, every bit of it. I raised two children and spent about twenty years in real estate before I summoned the courage to quit and do what I always wanted to do, WRITE! While he was alive my husband was my first-stop editor and biggest fan. Now that my children are accustomed to my writing sexy novels they’re equally supportive.


I’m currently writing my 34th book, tentatively named Defiant Pursuit. I’ve done historicals, a series of romances with Druids, another with Mages, and am well into this new series where the hero has Elfin blood. He’s fun, as well as tall, lithe and gifted. And did I say sexy? My elves are my first venture into writing erotica, and it’s harder than you think as well as fun. The last book in the series, Defiant Pursuit, will feature an elf as the heroine. I’m blessed as well as lucky. Do write me with any questions to jswriter@earthlink.net. I love to hear from readers!

You can also find me at www.ellorascave.com, www.jeanhartstewart.com, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, and Kindle.

I love to give away books, and crave comments. At least one commenter per stop on this blog tour will get a choice of my e-books, so do let me know what you think..  Hope to hear from lots of you…All you have to do is comment, and you can follow the tour and comment as much as you wish.


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2 comments:

Debby said...

Intriguing excerpt. Left me wanting so much more. I love elf stories and am glad I found these.
Debby236 at gmail dot com

jean hart stewart said...

Love my elves too. Just lasts night finished the eighth in the series, called Defiant Pursuit. This elf is a feisty female. Now for the edits, corrections, re-edits, etc. Thanks so much Debby, for your comment.