Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Excerpt Tour w/Giveaway - Passionate Pursuit by Tina Donahue

 Passionate Pursuit

by Tina Donahue

GENRE: Erotic Historical Romance


Andalucía Spain, 1489: Innocent Beatriz is desperate to escape the threat of a miserable marriage to a cruel Marquis. Forced into the betrothal by her ruthless merchant papá, her only hope is to conceal her identity and become a servant in a nearby castle—a life drastically different from her comfortable upbringing.

Tomás doesn’t know what to make of his well-spoken new servant girl. Her beauty and charm captivates the military hero; her mysterious nature intrigues him. And the desire she ignites burns brighter with each glance, as does his longing to claim her for his own.

Beatriz can’t resist Tomás’ passion nor deny the heat of her own. But neither the lush countryside nor the walls of the opulent Moorish castle can entirely protect her—and if he were to discover her secret, she could be torn away from him forever. Yet how can she sustain his love if she’s living a lie?



The male servants had already noticed Beatriz, especially Rufio. He, especially, seemed eager to make her his.

She’d shown no interest in the young man, but others would eventually come into service here. One might catch her eye and capture her heart.

Tomás muttered an oath, not wanting to consider his hopeless situation. Even though he ruled here and could do whatever he willed, even to take Beatriz as his bride, his actions would cost her dearly. He’d hold her up to ridicule to the servants she once worked with and the nobles who made up his world.

They’d never accept her no matter her beauty, intelligence, and wit. Although he hardly cared what they thought, she certainly would. He’d be a beast to subject her to their scorn at gatherings. Nor could she stay here while he attended those functions alone. He’d merely fuel gossip that his wife wasn’t good enough to associate with her betters. She might grow to hate him for the anguish he’d put her through when he should have known better and considered her feelings rather than his desire.

He should stop the impending sorrow now and refuse to see her again, depriving himself of her laughter, smile, touch, scent. All he had to do was live without those things.

Tomás sank to his chair, head in his hands, knowing he couldn’t. He needed a few more days with her, at least. A week perhaps. No, a month.

Possibly more.

He wasn’t a pious man, but soon found himself praying for time.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary, and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

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Tina will be awarding 5 of her backlist ebooks to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.