Excerpt & Giveaway: 3 books from Randam House Publishing

Posted December 9th, 2012 by in Blog, Giveaway / 42 comments

It’s Christmas Time at HJ ….Ring-a-ling, hear them ring …

Santa decided to drop in a little earlier at HJ; Thanks to Sue G @ Random House I have 2 copies each of these books to giveaway.

To enter giveaway: Please complete the Raffle copy Form below and Post a comment letting me know why you would like to read these titles.

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The Scoundrel Takes a Bride by Stefanie Sloane

A Regency Rogues Novel In Stefanie Sloane’s irresistible Regency romance series of spy games and seductive passion, a rogue discovers that his desire for the wrong woman is so very right.
A notorious scoundrel, the right Honorable Nicholas Bourne has spent years in the East Indies amassing a fortune through questionable means. Still, his loyalty to his older brother, Langdon, and his childhood friends remains true and trusted. But when Lady Sophia Southwell, the woman promised to Nicholas’s brother, seeks his help on a dangerous mission, he is troubled—and torn. Unable to dissuade her from her quest to find a killer, he vows to keep her safe. This makes his mission the hardest test of his wits, honor, and skill. For Sophia is the secret love of his life. For years, Sophia has planned her daring act of revenge against her mother’s killer. She has painstakingly prepared herself by studying the criminal mind. Now she knows that the moment is right and that Nicholas is the man to help her. But she doesn’t count on the reckless temptation of his rugged sensuality or the captivating intensity in his deep eyes. When desire and emotion intoxicate her as they venture together into the darkest corners of London’s underbelly, Sophia must contend with a yearning even more powerful than the quest for vengeance: the call of love.
“Stefanie Sloane’s books will leave you breathless.”—Julia Quinn

The Scoundrel Takes a Bride by Stefanie Sloane (Excerpt)


SHADOW WOMAN by  Linda Howard

From perennial New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard comes a thrilling and sensual new novel of romance, suspense, intrigue . . . and memories that can kill.
Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn’t recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else’s. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.

Strange memories soon begin to surface and, along with them, some unusual skills and talents that Lizette hasn’t a clue about acquiring. Sensing that she’s being monitored, Lizette suddenly knows how to search for bugs in her house and tracking devices in her car. What’s more, she can elude surveillance—like a trained agent.

Enter a mysterious and seductive stranger named Xavier, who claims he wants to help—but who triggers disturbing images of an unspeakable crime of which Lizette may or may not be the perpetrator. With memories returning, she suddenly becomes a target of anonymous assassins. On the run with nowhere to hide, Lizette has no choice but to rely on Xavier, a strong and magnetic man she doesn’t trust, with a powerful attraction she cannot resist. As murky waters become clear, Lizette confronts a conspiracy that is treacherous and far-reaching and a truth that, once revealed, may silence her and Xavier once and for all.


WYOMING BRIDE by Joan Johnston

The sensational second novel in Joan Johnston’s new Western historical romance series set in the world of Bitter Creek.


After three months in a mail-order marriage, Hannah Wentworth McMurtry is a widow—pregnant, alone, and near death in the Wyoming wilderness. Though she is saved by a man with a face cut from stone, she still grieves the husband who died on their journey west. Hannah needs a husband, but does she dare marry another stranger?

Flint Creed has also lost someone he loved—when the woman he hoped to marry chose his younger brother instead. Now he must find a ranch wife of his own. But every female in the remote Wyoming Territory is too old, too young, or already married . . . until he discovers Hannah on the prairie. Flint doesn’t pretend to love her, but he doesn’t tell her he loves another woman, either. Hannah doesn’t pretend to love him, but she doesn’t tell him about the child she carries. Though danger surrounds them on the Wyoming frontier, the greatest threats of all are the secrets within—revelations that could destroy the new life Hannah and Flint have begun to cherish.




42 Responses to “Excerpt & Giveaway: 3 books from Randam House Publishing”

  1. Brandy Bosquez

    I would love to read any of these books! I have never read any of these authors and the preview sounds great!! Thanks for a chance!!

  2. alisha woods

    Love Stefaine and Joan’s books, haven’t read Linda I don’t think but would love to try it

  3. Kathleen Kellenbenz

    I would love to win, it would be a really nice christmas gift. The books sound really good, I’ll keep my fingers crossed

  4. Lily B

    Because these are the type of romances that I absolutely love and cannot wait to get my hands on. I have read Linda Howard and love her writing, the other two are new to me and what better way to get introduced to them 🙂

  5. sue brandes

    I have not read these authors either. Each book sounds good. I would love to read anyone as I am always in search of a new author and book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. anne

    Thanks for this giveaway. The books are all different and are a wonderful escape for me.

  7. Ann S.

    I love all the genres. I really enjoy all romance novels. I haven’t read these authors yet, but all three sound great. Regency, suspense, and western all great genres for a romance.

  8. Mary Preston

    Authors I know who will deliver a great read. All books I would be thrilled to receive.

  9. Sharlene Wegner

    Oh, Stephanie’s new one sounds like another one I won’t be able to put down! I love historical romance. Linda’s book sounds a little like Bourne Identity, with mystery & twists and turns. And Joan’s sounds’ intriguing in that I already want them to find their HEA & love, just by reading the review. I would love to read any of these!

  10. kiki

    I am new to this author. Can’t wait to read her books. Love her book covers.

  11. Rebe

    I haven’t read these authors before (I’m sure I’m the only one who hasn’t read Linda Howard), so I’d love to read them.

  12. Shannon G.

    I want to read Wyoming Bride because I love westerns, historicals, and romances – it’s three birds with one stone! LOL

  13. Kai W.

    These are my favorite authors and I also love, love, love the book covers of these three book.

  14. Belinda

    I love reading anything romantic,including historical, western and paranormal. These authors are so over the top and they rock.

  15. Pam B


    I would love to read these books. I have read several Linda Howard romantic suspense and they were wonderful. I also have read many of Joan Johnson’s westerns and I am looking forward to more. I have not read any Stefanie Sloan’s but one of my favorite genre’s is historical romance.

    Thanks for the chance

  16. martha lawson

    Well, Stefanie Sloane is a new to me author – but Linda Howard & Joan Johnston are 2 of my favorite authors!!! Thanks for the chance.

  17. kyla whitley

    Love the book covers! After reading the excerpts, I hope I win! I’ve got so many books to read, between my kindle, my audio library, and the books I reserve at our local library, my supply is neverending … what’s one more! Thank you for sharing! 😀

  18. Tammy Y

    I have read many of Linda’s books, but all 3 books sound so good. I would love to read them all

  19. Tawnya Bentley

    I don’t believe I’ve read any of these authors, and I love being introduced to new authors. However I don’t have the budget to try new authors, only to find I don’t care for their style.

  20. Lori P

    They all look great! Who wouldn’t want to read them. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Alicia Jespersen

    I would love to read these because I love all of these authors!

  22. Barbara Elness

    All three titles sound like great reads and I’d love to read them.

  23. Chris Mead

    They all sound yummy! This would be a great early Christmas present! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Olga

    I would like to read these titles because I haven’t read any of these authors books and the stories looks very interesting.

  25. Megan Parsons

    I would love to win because I have never read books from the authors and I LOVE finding new books that are fun to read!

  26. Michelle Harlan

    Why wouldn’t we want to read these books?! The covers are amazing. I especially love Stefanie Sloane’s and Joan Johnston’s. I’ve never read anything by J. Johnstone or Linda Howard, but I enjoyed the excerpts and will be adding their books to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing “new to us” authors!

  27. Joanne B

    Three great books by three great authors. Wonderful covers and blurbs. Why wouldn’t we want to read them? Thanks for sharing.

  28. Michele H

    I have read Linda Howard before and loved her writing style. The other authors sound equally wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  29. Eva

    Linda Howard is my favorite author so I would really, really love to win so I can read her latest!!

  30. Rosemary K.

    All 3 books look great. What more could you want for the Holidays than good books to read. Wonderful way to reduce the seasonal stress.

  31. Adisty

    I’m big fan of Linda Howard, read all her books, so any of her new release are auto buy for me. I enjoyed Stefanie Sloane so I’m looking forward to read her new installment. As for Joan Johnston though I never read her works but it sound like something I would love to read

  32. amel armeliana

    Wow!! These books are awesome!! Regencies and suspense are my favorite. I’d love to read them.

    Thank u for this awesome giveaway.

  33. nurmawati djuhawan

    because i love their books especially linda howard and joan johnston…

  34. Diah Didi

    Oh, dear! What a great choices! I’ve read the first book from Joan Johnston and I loved it! Linda Howard is one of my favorite author. As for Stefanie Sloan, I have her first book already and I love the cover.