Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Aloha to Heather Boyd and AN IMPROPER PROPOSAL - A Distinguished Rogues Novel


In life there are choices…

Spinster Iris Hedley was once the darling of the ton until her father lost his fortune through an illness of the mind. Reduced to living as a penniless guest while her father rots in debtors prison, she’s determined to escape unscrupulous robbers who’ve set her to spy on the ton by the only means possible—by becoming a wealthy man's mistress. Unfortunately for Iris, her proper upbringing never covered intimacy or seduction so she asks the one man she trusts for help with private lessons in the duties of a mistress.

…in love there is but one

Martin Andrews, the Earl of Louth, may have a soft spot for tiny Iris Hedley, especially after her father fled London with a horde of debtors nipping at his heels. Her request for lessons in seduction leaves him reeling and although tempted it’s an offer he must refuse for her own good. Convinced she’s headed for heartbreak, he sets out to prove that surrendering to wicked pleasure is not worth the sacrifice of her future only to discover that her problems are more complicated than his own.

A sizzling regency historical romance novel. 

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Arms of Berminghams, Earls of Louth
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Bestselling historical author Heather Boyd believes every character she creates deserves their own happily-ever-after, no matter how much trouble she puts them through. With that goal in mind, she weaves sizzling English set love stories that push the boundaries of regency era propriety to keep readers enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. Brimming with new ideas, she frequently wishes she could type as fast as she conjures new storylines. While writing full time north of Sydney, Australia, Heather collects dust bunnies in all corners of the house and does her best to wrangle her testosterone-fuelled family into submission. 

Congratulations, Heather, on your new release!  I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  What would you design your Coat of Arms?

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, June 27, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 28.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

File:Baldungan Summer.jpg
West view of Baldungan
One of the castle ruins from the Bermingham legacy
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  1. It would have to have cats on it lol.

  2. I'm thinking dragons would be on it.

  3. I did a children's program at our library on medieval life from both the Lords and servants point of view. One of our activities was to learn the rules of heraldry and design a coat of arms following those rules. I designed one for the library with a steam locomotive (the library is in an old train station), a book, and a tree.
    My coat of arms would be on an oval have books, a child, and the mountains on it with a griffin and dragon (both rampant) as supporters. It has been too long since I did this, but there would be green and blue as backgrounds.

  4. I'd use a Wolf, some crossed swords & some vines.

  5. A shield shaped crest, crossed battle axes & a Viking helmet.

  6. A pizza surrounding by books and wine bottles.

  7. Bourbon and bar b que would have to be involved!

  8. I used to have my students make a coast of arms for an element. it was so much fun. I would have have a dragon on mine.

  9. I would have to have Lions, crossed swords and Ivy.

  10. Books and Spaghetti and Meatballs. LOL.
    Karen T.

  11. It would need to have a maroon background with books and a cat and dog sleeping beside each other...

  12. My cat, a big teapot and lots of colorful books :-)

  13. A dragon in a circle of books

  14. A book with HEA(happily ever after)written above it :-)

  15. Apparently my brain is awol - can't think of a thing!