November 22 is the birthday for Mary of Guise, born in 1515. (born 1515) Mary married King James V of Scotland. Her only surviving child (of 5) was Mary, the Queen of Scots.
Mary shares her birthday with Elisabeth of France , born 1602, to King Henry IV. Elizabeth married King Phillip IV of Spain. Her only surviving child (of 8) was Infanta Maria Theresa. Maria married her double first cousin, Louis XIV of France, the Sun King.
Mary and Elizabeth knew something about Royal Kisses and Royal Children. France, Scotland, and Spain shared a common enemy - England. And the English knew how to produce Renegade Royals, too. Enter Vanessa Kelly's LOST IN A ROYAL KISS:
In this thrilling introduction to her Renegade Royals series, Vanessa Kelly transports readers to the court of King George III—where a London street urchin unwittingly plays Cupid, ushering in a new era—and ultimately a new kind of royal…
With her widowed mother working long hours as governess to the royal children, Linnet St. Clare must look after her siblings and run the household. Now she must add to her worries the fate of Dominic, a poor orphan who has inspired the wrath of the king himself. Clearly Linnet has no time to consider her own desires—much less notice the attentions of a certain handsome, powerful magistrate…
Sir Anthony Tait is at a loss for how to capture Linnet’s interest. If only she would be still long enough for courting. Outright seduction seems the only answer. But will his kisses be enough to persuade her—or might Anthony have something to learn from young Dominic about matters of the heart? And in saving the boy’s future, might Anthony and Linnet at last create their own?
|Copley painting of George III's youngest daughters (1785)|
Public Domain (link)
I am giving away an ecopy of LOST IN A ROYAL KISS to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Hersey's Kisses - what is your favorite flavor? From the Hersey's website (link), flavors include Traditional (milk chocolate), Almond, Speical Dark, Hugs, Cookies and Creme, and Caramel. The website also has links to special holiday flavors.
My favorite, hands down, is Kisses with Macadamia Nuts from Mauna Loa - a taste of Hawaii!
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, November 23, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, November 24.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
To learn more about Vanessa Kelly and her books, check out her website vanessakellyauthor.com.
|Coming in January 2014|