Teaser Tuesday!

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Teaser Tuesday 2017 logoWelcome to Teaser Tuesday, the tantalising blog series where I share snippets from works-in-progress, up-coming releases and published novels. Unless I’m feeling lazy and invite good writing buddies to fill in for me, like today!

Regular readers will know how much we adore having multi-award winning, best-selling historical romance author Anna Campbell on the blog. Why? Because she’s FUN, with juicy snippets, sumptuous covers and very often a giveaway.

So read on, my lovelies, and make sure you read to the end for your chance to win!

 

Historical romance author Anna CampbellHi Cathryn!

It’s me again! Thank you so much for letting me swing around to your blog so often to talk about my new releases. It’s starting to feel like a home away from home!

I’m very excited on this Pancake Day to talk to you about a book that I’ve always thought of as a delicious confection. I hope readers agree!

Even the cover is delicious! Don’t you love that purple dress?

Charming Sir Charles which was out yesterday is the fifth book in my bestselling Dashing Widows series. Sally Cowan, Lady Norwood, my heroine, is all sparkle on the outside, but on the inside, she hides deep wounds from her unhappy past (in this case her first marriage).

She’s convinced that love has passed her by. She’s so convinced, in fact, that she hasn’t picked up that the dashing baronet she’s earmarked as her niece’s future husband is actually madly in love with her!

As you can imagine, that’s a recipe for mayhem!

Pursuing Lord Pascal by Anna CampbellThis excerpt takes place early in the story at Amy and Pascal’s wedding reception (see Pursuing Lord Pascal, Dashing Widows 4) when Sally finds herself unexpectedly wistful as she sees her fellow Dashing Widows, Amy and Morwenna, finding love while she’s left on the shelf.

The problem is that the shelf is safe and comfortable, and she’s not sure she wants to jump off it any time soon!

 

Half Moon Street, Mayfair, April 1829

Sir Charles smiled. “So now Garson is pursuing Morwenna, I’d say the days of the Dashing Widows are definitely numbered.”

Sally tried her champagne, enjoying the crisp flavor with its hint of dryness. A little like Sir Charles’s conversation, in fact.

From the first, she’d enjoyed talking to him. He was a sensible, intelligent man, qualities Meg mightn’t appreciate fully at this stage. But Sally, having lived with a man neither sensible nor clever, knew that in the long term, her niece would come to value Sir Charles’s good sense. “I’ll have to gather some more Dashing Widows together, so I can keep the tradition going.”

Charming Sir Charles by Anna Campbell“Why on earth should you?” He settled that dark toffee gaze on her, and his tone was thoughtful. “After all, you’ll be married again yourself.”

Sally jerked, and spilled a few drops of her champagne, luckily on the floor, not on her lovely bronze silk dress. She struggled to keep her voice from betraying how his words had sent a cold chill down her spine. “Oh, I’m well past marrying age.”

“Utter nonsense,” he said, with more emphasis than she thought her statement deserved.

Sally shook her head and smiled. “Oh, perhaps some old codger might take me on, to make his life comfortable and run his house. But where would be the fun in that?”

“There wouldn’t be any.” Sir Charles frowned at her. “You speak as if you’re pushing fifty. When anyone with eyes can see you’re an attractive woman in the prime of life.”

“Why, thank you, sir,” she said with an exaggerated flutter of her eyelashes. “You flatter me.”

He didn’t smile back. Which was odd. His sense of humor was another of the many things she admired about him. “Sally, I’m serious.”

Startled, she stared at him, while disquiet stirred in her stomach.

Sally? Surely they weren’t on terms where he should use her Christian name. She bit back a protest. If he was to marry Meg, she supposed she couldn’t insist on the letter of propriety.

Had he been standing quite so close before? She’d never been so conscious of his height and power. The urge to deliver another frivolous answer withered under the unusually somber expression in his dark eyes.

“I’m too old for romance, Sir Charles.” She placed a slight weight on his title. “And I have no other reason to marry. I’m well provided for. I have a lovely home. I have wonderful friends.”

“What about companionship?” Her assertions left him visibly unimpressed. “Specifically of the masculine variety.”

Her lips tightened. “A lover, you mean?”

 

You can read a longer excerpt and the blurb on my website.

Charming Sir Charles is only 99 cents on Amazon.com!  Buy now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iBooks.

The Dashing Widows series by Anna Campbell

GIVEAWAY!

I’ve got a Kindle download of Charming Sir Charles for someone who comments today. No geographical restrictions.

Just tell me your favourite way to have pancakes! Me? I like bananas, maple syrup and ice cream, or the classic crepes suzette with lemon juice and sugar. Yum! Betcha you like crepes suzette too, Cathryn, with your love for all things French.

Good luck in the draw!

You are quite right, Anna, I do love crepes suzette but when I make pancakes at home, which happen regularly on weekends, I have mine with butter and honey. So, so bad but oh so delicious!

What about you, readers? How do you love your pancakes? Share away and we’ll pop you in the draw to win a copy of Anna’s gorgeous new release Charming Sir Charles.

Please note: Giveaway closes midnight AEDT, 3rd March 2017. Open internationally.

If you’d like to learn more about Anna, please visit her website. You can also connect via Facebook and Twitter using @AnnaCampbelloz.

 

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51 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. AvatarShelagh

    No need for a kindle download. I have my copy and can’t wait to read it. This excerpt has whetted my appetite no end. As for pancakes, I’m boring and love them with lemon and sugar.

  2. AvatarGuillermina Rivas

    Being Argentinian, I love mine filled with dulce de leche, rolled and sprinkled with sugar. If possible, I prefer eating them while they’re still warm so that the filling gets a bit runny! Yum!!!

    1. AvatarAnna Campbell

      Julie, love the sound of your pancakes. Crepes suzette are the classic French way of having pancakes with caramelized butter and sugar and some sort of citrus flavoring. They’ve very delicious!

      1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

        You’ll have to give them a go, Julie! Crepes suzette are beautiful. There’s an Italian version too that is equally delicious.
        Mind you, nothing wrong with drowning your pancakes in syrup!!

      1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

        This thread has been very bad for making us all want baaaaad things. I’m definitely having pancakes this weekend.

        Good luck, Sissy!

    1. AvatarAnna Campbell

      Liz, that makes me think of France. Yum, yum! The sour lemon and the sweet sugar and the fluffy pancake are just perfect together, aren’t they?

      1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

        With sugar and lemon is how I always had them as a kid, Liz. I loved the way the mix went all sherberty.

        All the best in the draw.

        1. AvatarLiz G

          Last week we’d run out of lemon, so I had pancakes with a honey and peanut butter whip that my cousins who run a honey shop gave me. It was amazingly good!

  3. AvatarJoy Johnson

    I already have, and I love it. ALL of them, all five, actually. And can’t wait for the last one in June, is it?

    1. AvatarAnna Campbell

      Joy, thank you so much for saying such nice things about the series. I’m planning on releasing Morwenna’s story towards the end of June. That four months will fly!

      1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

        That’s so great to hear, Joy. I’m a bit behind in my Anna C reading but I plan to catch up very soon and I’m really looking forward to this one.

        Thanks for dropping by!

  4. AvatarMichelle Cunliffe

    I like my pancakes with fresh fruit in the middle and then drizzled with chocolate sauce. Love the cover Anna and the purple dress is great, considering that purple is my favourite colour.

    1. AvatarAnna Campbell

      Michelle, it’s some colour, isn’t it? Absolutely pops. And I love how all the covers look in a line. Chocolate and fruit? That’s a combination that you can never go wrong with.

      1. AvatarAnna Campbell

        Joanne, basically I don’t think you can go wrong with a pancake! And I’ve been so hungry since I put this post up – all the delicious answers aren’t good for the figure!

  5. AvatarKay

    I love mine with butter and syrup! Back when I used to eat eggs, I would have a fried egg on top too.

  6. AvatarSue Gerhardt Griffiths

    Charming Sir Charles has just popped onto my Kindle no need to be in the draw. Sorry Anna, still haven’t had the chance to read them but that doesn’t mean I haven’t read any of your other books! But I am just about to start reading These Haunted Hearts. Sounds soooo good, I know I’m going to love it.

    Ice -cream topped with chocolate ice-magic, haven’t had that in a very long time, also fruit, ice cream and custard or peanut butter or vegemite. And instead of lemon I use lime and coconut sugar. Yum yum pigs bum. Lol.

    1. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

      Oh, These Haunted Hearts is FABULOUS, Sue. Loved that one.
      And lime and coconut sugar sound delicious. Am filing that pancake topping idea away!

    2. AvatarAnna Campbell

      Sue, hope you enjoy THH – it was one I really enjoyed writing because it’s a little different to the others. Thanks for picking up Sir Charles – he’ll wait patiently until you’re ready for him. Oh, man, love the sound of lime and coconut sugar – very tropical.

  7. AvatarAnna Campbell

    Thank you so much to Cathryn and to everyone who swung by to talk about pancakes – hmm, just off to mix up some batter, methinks! Good luck in the draw!

  8. AvatarPeta-Lee Bartlett

    Love my pancakes with fresh berries on top – strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. And maybe a splash of real maple syrup

  9. Cathryn HeinCathryn Hein Post author

    Thanks to everyone who joined in the Teaser Tuesday fun. Some FANTASTIC ideas for pancake toppings!!

    The giveaway has now closed and thanks to the great turnout Anna has generously offered two copies of CHARMING SIR CHARLES for giveaway. The winners are Liz G and Joanne R. Congratulations!

    Keep your eye out for next week’s Teaser Tuesday when we’ll have another giveaway, this time for a paperback copy of Alissa Callen’s new release The Long Paddock. Hope to see you.

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