Skip to main content

Blog Tour: Vanquishing the Viscount by Elizabeth Keysian: Excerpt

Vanquishing the Viscount

by Elizabeth Keysian Wayard in Essex, #3
Publication Date: April 9, 2018
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Scandalous, Historical, Romance



Emma Hibbert will never again trust a good-looking man. They offer nothing but heartbreak and humiliation. But her conscience won’t let her abandon a sinfully handsome stranger needing help—even if he ignites an unwelcome passion in her. She soon realizes she should have left him in the mud where she found him, for he has the power to ruin everything…
Viscount Tidworth is anything but grateful for being rescued after a tumble from his horse. His pretty savior may be well-meaning, but forcing him to delay his journey completely wrecks his engagement plans. And Tidworth cannot let that stand. But when he discovers Emma’s true identity, he must choose between his desire for revenge…and his baffling attraction to her.



James said quietly, "You seemed to be in difficulties when I arrived, Miss Hibbert. I thought I'd rescued you, but you still seem uncomfortable."
She gave a little shrug. "I believe I can deal with Mr. Charles. He was just teasing me."
"We both know what he is. You heard it for yourself that evening his papa rang a peal over him. Don't let him take advantage of your inexperience."
Did that sound pompous?
Yes. It did.
She said tartly, "You're very liberal with your advice, my lord."
"Please, call me James, or Tidworth if you prefer." There was too much sarcasm in the way she said my lord.
"I know my place, my lord."
Clearly, this wasn't going to be easy.
"Forgive me," he said. "But going on past evidence, it seems you do not. However, I didn't come here to cross swords with you. I came to make amends."
She turned and looked up at him, surprised. "To me? I thought you came to see Charles."
"His father, actually. But I was hoping to snatch a few moments alone with you. I've been in an agony of guilt since last Saturday. The way I accused you was inexcusable. I pray I might be forgiven."
Her eyes locked with his, and he couldn't help but notice how brightly the golden irises glistened, and how long her dark eyelashes were.
She bit her lip and said slowly, "Sir, there is nothing to forgive. I now know what I did to you when first we met, and can only say how sorry I am for being so indomitable about your injury. It is I who should ask to be pardoned, not you."
He blinked at her, then looked down at the dusty toes of his riding boots, awash in a mixed knot of emotion. She knew about Belinda. Charles must have told her.
Probably for the best it was out in the open, even if he didn't like the idea of his friend sharing his personal troubles with strangers. A governess, at that.
Though, she'd said she came from an ancient noble family. No doubt true. He could see it in her manners, her looks, and the way she held herself. It would be a crime if Charles decided to seduce her.
The idea of any man seducing her threatened to send his thoughts galloping off in completely the wrong direction. He couldn’t help but flush as he said, "You are forgiven, Miss Hibbert, on one condition."
"Which is?"
"That you must say you forgive me, and agree we'll say no more about it. Let's turn a new page, Miss Hibbert, and try to be friends."
She nodded, and smiled at him, unleashing an intriguing warmth in his gut. That smile…those lips…
"Is— Er, is this your sketchbook I'm carrying?"
He sounded like a stammering idiot. What had happened to that sangfroid?


Elizabeth Keysian felt destined to write historical romance due to her Cornish descent, and an ancestral connection to the Norse god Odin. Being an only child gave her plenty of time to read, create imaginary worlds, produce her own comics, and write sketches and a deplorably bad musical for an amateur dramatics group.
Three decades spent working in museums and archaeology fired Elizabeth’s urge to write, as did living on a Knights Templar estate, with a garage full of skeletons, a resident ghost and a moat teeming with newts.
Elizabeth lives near Bath in England with her partner and cats.



Popular posts from this blog

Release Day: Bohemian by Kathryn Nolan

RATING/REVIEW: ☕☕☕☕ (4 cups of soothing, slow burn romance!)
Bohemian is a modern day love story about two very different people whose common love for the written word brings them together and in the end may drive them apart.  Lucia and Calvin never would have met in the same place except for the presence of The Mad Ones, an old fashioned bookstore found in the beautiful area of Big Sur.  Lucia is a supermodel, at the age of 26 what use to thrill her has been leaving her bored almost.  When a scheduled shoot in an old fashioned bookstore suddenly fans the flames of her love of reading she starts yearning for more.  Calvin inherited The Mad Ones from his beloved grandfather.  His grandfather's love of reading and his lifestyle has always brought joy to a young Calvin but he never really subscribed to that way of life.  When he meets Lucia he might have been starstruck for a bit.  What does a geeky nerd like him have in common with a beautiful woman like her.  When he finds out they …

Blog Tour: Ride With Me by Ashley Hastings: Review plus Giveaway!

RIDE WITH ME by Ashley HastingsPublication Date: April 5, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Rating/Review: ☕☕☕ 1/2 (3.5 cups of funny and sweet but sexy romance) Ride with Me pairs up a sexy cop and a sweet nerdy but adorable grad student who spend their time getting to know each other through a ridealong.  But first they had the most unique meet cute involving car chases!  Who can beat that?!  Lucy and Grayson may not appear to be compatible but in Ride with Me they definitely hit the right notes together. Sweet, short and funny, Ride with Me is a lighthearted read that would put a smile in any romance readers face.

BUY NOW!Amazon: with #KindleUnlimited) Paperback:

SYNOPSIS:A bad boy cop and a straight-laced student are about to go on the ride of their lives… He’s the law, but she’s the one making the rules. Graduate student Lucy wants order and predictability in her life. She always has a list to consult and a plan to execute. Poli…

Release Day: SPACE by Penny Reid: The Laws of Physics Book 2

Space, the second book in the all-new Laws of Physics Trilogy from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now!