Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Seducing a Princess by Mary Hart Perry ~Book Tour~

Seducing a Princess


Mary Hart Perry’s acclaimed series of romantic Victorian thrillers continues with Seducing the Princess, inspired by the life of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter Beatrice. Painfully shy and lonely, convinced she is unattractive and unloved, the dutiful Princess Beatrice finally accepts that she will never marry and vows to devote herself to the queen in Victoria's waning years. In fact, her mother has secretly discouraged suitors for Beatrice’s hand. Just when Beatrice has all but given up on love and happiness, she meets Henry Battenberg, a dashing nobleman from the Continent who matches wits with the aging Victoria and risks his life and liberty to woo Bea.
            But Henry isn't the only man interested in being welcomed into Beatrice's bed. The timid princess has become the target of a cruel plot hatched by her nephew, the madman destined to become the last Emperor of Germany. Wilhelm II sends a ruthless agent, a charming Scot, to seduce the naive princess and spy on the queen. How can the sheltered princess hope to fend off a man capable of murder, and perhaps worse, to get what he wants? But Beatrice is not without her own allies--her older sister Louise and Louise's American soldier-of-fortune and lover, Stephen Byrne. Will Beatrice discover which of the two men pursuing her she can trust, before it's too late? Drama, romance and peril chase the royal family from Buckingham Palace to a storm besieged castle on the Isle of Wight.

THOUGHTS
A charming, fun, adventurous story.
Beatrice is totally at her best when she is standing up for herself. I loved that about her. Even though she has such a torn down self-respect, with a few loving words from Henry she is on the ball.
Henry is a interesting character , so determined and strong of heart.
Wilhelm is a major *BLEEP*. I swear I wanted to kill the man! Then he add to Gregory to his EVIL plans...urgh!
It was a toss up some pages on who I want to smack first.....Him or the Queen.
The Queen was down right wrong on a ton of things, thank heaven I'm not her child!!!
This proved to be a wonderful written historical and I found myself immersed into the story, the plot laid out perfectly that by the end I was WOWED!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  Kathryn Johnson lives in the Washington, DC area with her husband and two feline writing partners, Tempest and Miranda. The author of over 40 novels, she's written under her own name and a variety of pen names, including Mary Hart Perry, Kathryn Jensen, KM Kimball and Nicole Davidson. She also teaches fiction-writing workshops for the renowned Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. And, in 2008, she founded Write by You (www.WriteByYou.com), to coach other writers interested in reaching publication. She has been nominated for the prestigious Agatha Christy Award, and won the Heart of Excellence and Bookseller's Best Awards (sponsored by the Romance Writers of America) in 2011.
            Her works in progress include a series of Victorian thrillers inspired by the lives of Queen Victoria's five daughters. The first novel, The Wild Princess, focuses on Princess Louise, who desperately wanted an education as a professional artist, at a time when women were not admitted into art schools. Her personal life becomes complicated when she uncovers a secret about her husband and must help protect her mother from an assassination attempt. The second book of the series,Seducing the Princess, launches April 2, 2013, and features Victoria’s youngest daughter Beatrice. Painfully shy and lonely, the dutiful Princess has promised never to marry and to devote herself to the queen in Victoria's waning years. Just when she has all but given up on love and happiness, she meets Henry Battenberg, a dashing nobleman from the Continent who risks his life and liberty to woo Bea and save both his beloved and the queen from a cruel plot. A third novel, to be published later in 2013, will star Crown Princess Vicky.
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FACE BOOK EVENT Running March 31st to April 4th  With an all day hoopla on April 2nd to celebrate the release of “Seducing the Princess
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Join Mary Hart Perry and Vickie Ann in celebrating the launch of Seducing the Princess. Mary Hart Perry will be doing random giveaways at this event, so keep an eye out for prizes and help spread the word!!!
Book Blurb for Seducing the Princess:
Mary Hart Perry’s acclaimed series of romantic Victorian thrillers continues with Seducing the Princess, inspired by the life of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter Beatrice. Painfully shy and lonely, convinced she is unattractive and unloved, the dutiful Princess Beatrice finally accepts that she will never marry and vows to devote herself to the queen in Victoria's waning years. In fact, her mother has secretly discouraged suitors for Beatrice’s hand. Just when Beatrice has all but given up on love and happiness, she meets Henry Battenberg, a dashing nobleman from the Continent who matches wits with the aging Victoria and risks his life and liberty to woo Bea.
But Henry isn't the only man interested in being welcomed into Beatrice's bed. The timid princess has become the target of a cruel plot hatched by her nephew, the madman destined to become the last Emperor of Germany. Wilhelm II sends a ruthless agent, a charming Scot, to seduce the naive princess and spy on the queen. How can the sheltered princess hope to fend off a man capable of murder, and perhaps worse, to get what he wants? But Beatrice is not without her own allies--her older sister Louise and Louise's American soldier-of-fortune and lover, Stephen Byrne. Will Beatrice discover which of the two men pursuing her she can trust, before it's too late? Drama, romance and peril chase the royal family from Buckingham Palace to a storm besieged castle on the Isle of Wight.

Don't miss the fun! Invite your friends to join in!
And ask Vickie how to get Seducing the Princess for free in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. Vickie@iobooktours.com




*Disclosure of Material Connection: no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising*

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely blog, BJ! So glad you enjoyed Seducing the Princess. I adored writing about Beatrice...and giving her a love story readers would remember. Cheers! Kathryn Johnson, aka Mary Hart Perry

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    1. I just finished the book at 2 am this morning. Kathryn, I really want to smack the queen lol.

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    2. So glad I'm not the only one!!!

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    3. She really was very controlling...and sneaky. I suppose like any mother she had her reasons. ;-)

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  2. I haven't read Seducing the Princess but I will fix that soon, I love books set in the Victorian Era!

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  3. I haven't read it and I would love to. :)

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  4. I love historical romances and this one sounds like a great story and one that I would love.

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  5. Thanks for your enthusiasm, Deasaluna, Anne, and Karen! If you read Seducing the Princess I'd love to hear what you think! MHP

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  6. I have not read but this book sounds like it would be a good read!

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  7. I haven't read Seducing the Princess. It is new to me!

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  8. Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rose Lennart

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    1. I haven't read it,yet.But I'd love to!!

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  9. I haven't read this book, sounds great!

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  10. I haven't read this yet, but it does sound really good.
    Thanks for the post introducing me to Mary and her book.

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  11. This sounds really good. I haven't read any of Mary's book but I like the sound of Victorian thrillers. This is what I enjoy about following blogs. I have been introduced to so many good authors I never would have found on my own.

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  12. Haven't read it --- but after this introduction, I'm really eager to.

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  13. I haven't read it yet, but it sounds really good! I'll add it to my list!

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  14. I haven't read it yet, but I will :)

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  15. This sounds like a good book! I would love to read it :)

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  16. I haven't read it yet, but sounds good! Here is my email in case you need it: mikiajanai@yahoo.com

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  17. Wow.
    Sound soo good! :o
    I would love to read it.

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  18. Sounds like a good book! Thannks for reviewing and posting the tour! I'll have to check it out.

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