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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Captured by Desire by Kira Morgan - Blog Tour and Giveaway!

by Kira Morgan
Blog Tour Aug 9 - 20

In 16th century Scotland, young Miss Florie Gilder runs away from her drunken foster father to find her real father and her noble heritage. Along the way, she is accused of theft, becomes a fugitive hiding in a
forest, and is accidentally wounded by a handsome local huntsman. The huntsman--a Robin-Hood figure who poaches wild game from the landowner's estate to feed the starving poor--carries the beautiful maiden to a church where she is guaranteed 40 days of sanctuary from the law. During that time, he learns her true story, falls in love with her, and helps her in her quest, at the risk of his own life. Smitten with him, she worries more for his survival. But enemies of the state are seeking to overturn the Catholic royals, while a vicious noblewoman is out to destroy Florie.


1. For a refreshing change from the nobles found in most medieval romances, in Captured by Desire, Kira chose to make the hero and heroine common folk — Florie is a goldsmith, and Rane is the sheriff's huntsman.

2. Kira created the character of Rane MacAllister by combining two legendary heroes of archery — Robin Hood and Legolas.

3. Due to the legal limits of sanctuary imposed upon fugitive Florie when she seeks refuge in a church, Kira was faced with the daunting prospect of having only 40 days to convince Florie to fall in love with the man who just shot her.

4. Since her Scottish hero, Rane MacAllister, is the son of Viking invaders, Kira studied Norse mythology to come up with epithets unique to his ancestry.

5. To do historical research for Captured by Desire, Kira commandeered Scotland's purportedly haunted Roslin Castle for several days! (To see photos from her adventures, go to Kira's website or her Facebook page).


I have 3 copies of this book to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books.
Please leave a comment with your email address to enter.
This giveaway is open to US/Canada. No PO boxes.
It will end on Sept 2.

Winners are chosen with a random integer program. All winners will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond. At that time any books left unclaimed will be given away on twitter.

August 9
http://thebooktree.blogspot.com/ Feature, Giveaway, Guest Post 
http://libslibrary.blogspot.com/ Feature, Giveaway, Guest Post
http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://www.froggaritasbookcase.net/ Review, Giveaway
http://simplystacie.net/ Giveaway
http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/ Giveaway (Yes, I missed my start date!)
August 10
http://www.eclecticbooklover.com/ Review, Guest Post
http://candidclevercosteffective.net/ Review, Giveaway
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/ Feature, Giveaway, Guest Post*
August 11
http://www.froggaritasbookcase.net/ Review, Giveaway
http://www.booksoulmates.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
August 12
http://masoncanyon.blogspot.com/ Feature, Giveaway, Guest Post
http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com/ Giveaway
http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://triciareads.blogspot.com/ Feature, Giveaway
August 14
http://www.rundpinne.com/ Review
http://tweezlereads/. Review, Giveaway
http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway, Q and A
http://steelergirl83.blogspot.com/ Review
August 15
http://kballard87.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://armsofasister.com/ Feature, Review, Giveaway
August 16
http://www.rexrobotreviews.com/ Review, Giveaway, Q and A
August 17
http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
http://frugalplus.com/ Review, Giveaway
August 19
http://happymomof5contest.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://bibliophile23.wordpress.com/ Feature, Review, Guest Post
http://www.saveyspender.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway, Q and A
http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com/ Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q and A
August 20
http://brokenteepee.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/ Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post*
http://thefictionenthusiast.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://www.startingfreshnyc.com/ Review, Giveaway
http://tweezlereads.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
 http://www.tarmyblogspot.blogspot.com/ Review, Q and A


Lora1967 said...

Sounds good count me in. I hate being first cause my number never come up :(
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throuthehaze said...

Count me in please
throuthehaze at gmail dot com


memememememe!!! i so want to win this!!! please and thank you! spvaughan@yahoo.com

rubynreba said...

Sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks!

ChristyJan said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! Please count me in.


Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

elaing8 said...

count me in please

thaeter7 said...

I love a good romance!

Benita said...

Please count me in. Many thanks.


CrystalGB said...

I would love to read this book. Count me in please.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Cecile said...

Oh thank you for having this giveaway!!
Please count me in!
alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

lolahB said...

Historicals are my favorite and this one looks wonderful.

lolahb at gmail dot com

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Audrey said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway!

chey said...

This book sounds great! Please count me in.
chey127 at hotmail dot com

holdenj said...

It is interesting that the characters are "common folk". Please count me in for a chance to win! Thanks!

k_sunshine1977 said...

please enter me! i've been wanting to read this....thank you!

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read Captured by Desire :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

nfmgirl said...

Sounds great! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

BUSY BEE said...

I would love "commandeer" a castle! My idea of a great vacation. How nice to count it as working too.

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

Jane said...

Sounds like a great book.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

headlessfowl said...

I would like to win.
headlessfowl at jteers dot net

ossmcalc said...

I would just love to win this book as it sounds like something that I would enjoy reading.

Thank you,


Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

rubynreba said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks!

spynaert said...

please enter me

Anita Yancey said...

Sounds like a great romance book. I really like the Robin Hood theme. Please enter me. Thanks!


moushka said...

Sounds like a great book!

Linda Henderson said...

I love a good historical and this one sounds like it fits the bill. Please enter me in your giveaway.

seriousreader at live dot com

tanya904 said...

I'd love to read this Thanks for the chance to win

BookMarc Blogpants said...

Thanks for the opportunity of winning this.


Chantel said...

Please count me in!

cwilliams127 at gmail dot com


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