Liz Carlyle ARC Winners

The winners of the ARCs of Liz Caryle’s One Touch of Scandal are Pat Freeze, Terry Mitchell, Kathy, Barbara Elness, and Audrey.

Our thanks to Avon books for their generosity in donating the advance copies for our readers.  For those who didn’t win, this first in a new trilogy will be available on September 28.

Stay tuned for more giveaways coming up soon.

- Sandy AAR

Liz Carlyle Five ARC Giveaway (Contest Closed)

onetouchofscandalHave you been waiting for Liz Carlyle’s new book due to be released on September 28th? Five lucky readers won’t have to wait much longer since we have Advance Reading Copies to give away this week courtesy of our friends at Avon Books.

The beginning of a new trilogy (and her first for her new publisher), here’s the book blurb for One Touch of Scandal:

Desperation drove her into the arms of a devil…

Grace Gauthier had taken a position as governess hoping to find security and peace in a life that had very little of either. She’s always yearned for a good marriage, a family, and a home, but it was not to be.  And when the brutal murder of her employer leaves her unprotected and alone—as Scotland Yard’s prime suspect—she has no one to turn to except the mysterious and reclusive Lord Ruthveyn.

A dark-eyed Lucifer, Ruthveyn guards his secrets carefully. His shadowed past as the Queen’s most trusted agent in India is the stuff of whispered rumor, as is his mixed ancestry.  Deeply moved by her plight—and haunted by her beauty—Ruthveyn is determined to save Grace by unmasking a killer. But his growing passion for her soon places his own heart at risk and threatens to expose his dark gifts—and his dark society—to the world .

To enter for your chance to win, all you need to do is comment to this post by 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 26th.  The usual caveats apply:  This contest is open only to U.S. and Canadian readers and, since our goal is to get early copies into the hands of readers who wouldn’t otherwise have access, please don’t enter if you review for another Web site or blog.  Good luck!

- Sandy AAR

Change Is Coming to AAR

balloonsYou heard it here first, folks:  AAR is about to undergo a facelift.

Okay, more of a full facelift for the home page and discrete shots of botox and restalyne for the rest of the site.

Confusing, yes?  You won’t be on Monday, June 21st when our new design debuts.

We’ve worked hard with some super talented people to put together a new home page that better reflects the way people use the Web today. It’s clean and uncluttered and modern and we think it’s a winner.  As for the rest of the site, the basic layout will remain the same (coding issues – don’t ask), but there will be a new masthead and background throughout the site.  Yes, folks, it’s true.  The hammock is saying buh-bye.

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