Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Book Review of Knight of Pleasure by Margaret Mallory & giveaway

Knight of Pleasure (All the King's Men)

Synopsis:
Lady Isobel Hume has been betrayed by the men in her life too often. Her father married her off to a much older man in exchange for riches. It hardly seems fair that after Lady Isobel Hume survived eight years of a difficult and loveless marriage, she discovers that her husband has left the entire estate to a "stranger" who made the dubious claim of being his son out of wedlock. Lady Isobel refuses to marry her husband's heir and instead agrees to accept a marriage arranged by her king to further the alliance with France.

Lady Isobel travels to Normandy to meet the King and await her betrothed. Lady Isobel is drawn to Sir Stephen Carleton, the reckless, devilishly charming companion to the King. Lady Isobel is relieved to discover that de Roche, her intended, is handsome and every bit as attractive as Sir Stephen. But Lady Isobel still finds herself drawn to Sir Stephen.

As far as Sir Stephen Carleton is concerned, the only woman worth marrying is taken. His sister-in-law Catherine has both beauty and virtue, but the others that he'd encountered seem almost interchangeable. The women he's known have been governed by their self-interest and desire for power and riches. But Sir Stephen is intrigued by Lady Isobel - not only is she strikingly beautiful but she's independent, intelligent, and loyal.

As friendship brings Sir Stephen and Lady Isobel, they work together to serve their King - and each other.

Kinght of Pleasure is a thoroughly enjoyable romantic read. Sympathetic characters, politics, intrigue, deep loyalty, and unexpected plot twists - Knight of Pleasure is sure to provide a fun escape during this hectic holiday season.

Publisher: Forever (December 1, 2009), 400 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author, courtesy of the publisher:
Margaret Mallory recently surprised her friends and family by abandoning her legal career-and her steady job-to write tales of romance and adventure. At long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad and rewarding the worthy-in the pages of her novels, of course. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two college-age children. Knight of Desire is her first book. Visit Margaret Mallory's website at http://www.margaretmallory.com

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CONTEST DETAILS:

To enter, tell us if you've read any of Margaret Mallory's novels and which one you like best. Or
visit her website and share something that you've learned about her with the rest of us.

Rules:
1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. For an extra entry, sign up to be a follower. If you're already a follower, let me know and you'll get the extra entry as well.
3. For another extra entry, subscribe via googlereader or blogger or by email and let me know that you do.
4. For another entry, blog about this giveaway and send me the link.
5. Leave a separate comment for each entry or you'll only be entered once.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on December 31, 2009.

Thanks so much Anna and Hatchette Book Group for this review opportunity and sponsoring this giveaway!

36 comments:

  1. Please count me in. I follow.

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  2. I read Knight of Desire and really enjoyed it

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  3. I'm a follower

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  4. I subscribe via google reader

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  5. Hi Gaby,
    Thanks for pariticipating in my blog tour. I'm so glad you enjoyed my new release!

    Margaret

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  6. She has an adorable dog and cat and lived for two years in Africa.
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  7. I am a follower.

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  8. She has two kids in college. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  9. Already a follower of the blog
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  11. I read "Knight of Desire. I really liked William and Catherine.

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  12. I'm a follower of this blog.

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  13. I have read Knight of Desire and loved it!
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  15. subscribe in google reader
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  16. The author seems to be a genuinely good and caring person who has devoted much of life to changing the world, fighting for the rights of abused children and seniors. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
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  17. I learned that she is having her own contest and giving away her book, and it runs through 12/15.

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  18. I follow

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  21. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    I have not read any of the author's other books but I think I would like them a lot. The cover is beautiful.

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  22. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    I am a follower via Google Friend Connect.

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  23. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    I subscribe via Google reader.

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  24. Please enter me in your giveaway.
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  25. I've never read any of her books before but I did learn that her son is the reason she's interested in knights.

    Thanks! :0)
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  26. I subscribe by email.

    Thanks! :0)
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  27. I have read Knight of Desire and loved it. I can't wait to read this one soon

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  28. I follow on google friend connect


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  29. I am an email subscriber


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  30. Caen castle was the setting for part of the book Knight of Pleasure.

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  31. I am a new follower.

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  32. I subscribed via google reader.

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  33. I've not read any yet, but would like this to be my first
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  34. I've not read any of her 3 books so far, but the covers and excerpts are appealing.
    A follower and avid reader of novels.

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  35. She is a mother with two kids in college.

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  36. I read Knight of Desire and enjoyed it.

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