Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The King's Mistress by S.D. Grady: Review + Giveaway

The King's Mistress
by S.D. Grady

Genre: Historical Romance/Fantasy/Erotic Romance
Publisher: Purple Sword Publications
Number of pages: 200
Cover Artist: Traci Markou

Bethina Lydia Fortescue, the Lady Godwin, adored her king as no other for twenty years. But the king is dead, and as his mere mistress she is no longer welcome at court.

Sir Arthur Jeffries, newly appointed to Princess Meredith's Regency Council, needs help. He begs the legendary Lady Godwin to return to the palace as the princess' tutor, hopefully to lead the gawky teenager through the political and romantic minefield of suitors and hidden assassins invited to attend her Debutante Ball.

Bethina and Arthur fight the undeniable surge of attraction between them. Bethina cannot bring herself to put aside the love she had for her king, and now concern for his heir. Arthur knows that he will only be able to serve the princess if he continues his life of solitude. Now is no time to take a courtesan to bed.
Brought together as servants to Rushton's crown, but joined through a lifetime of bitter and shrewd experiences, Bethina and Arthur discover that when the princess finally takes a husband, and all the enemies of the land are vanquished, they will have only one thing left to live for: love. 

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S.D. Grady is a lover of men, music, movies and fast machines. A beautiful gown stirs her blood as quickly as a NASCAR race. An author of historical and fantasy romance, she never hesitates to switch gears and plunge into the real world of sports commentary.

She lives in her house on the hill with her husband of 20 years and their cats. During work hours she runs a movie theatre and, when not writing, enjoys crocheting yet another colorful afghan. Several times a year you can find them at the track in their RV.
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4 out of 5 stars 
The King's Mistress is an entertaining, seductive story about a second chance at love.  Bethina had been the king's mistress for twenty years.  Now with him gone, she must find her own place in the world, someplace to belong.  When Arthur comes to Bethina for help, he gets a lot more than he bargained for.

I really liked Bethina.  She was not afraid to be herself and did not necessarily conform to what others thought she should be.  She had a sharp mind and knew how to use it to get what she wanted.  Bethina and Arthur were a great character match.  There was a lot of fun between them as they matched wits, as well as a few steamy moments.

I'll be the first to admit that the historical romance genre is fairly new to me, or the historical genre in general really.  However, in my very humble opinion Ms. Grady did an excellent job building her story…from the setting to the language, to the dress, everything came together in perfect harmony to create a complete picture that complemented her storytelling.  The story itself had a great plot and was engaging.  And check out that gorgeous cover!

ebook copies of The King's Mistress will be raffled.

One per week, winner pulled from blog commenters/participants.

Follow S.D. Grady along on her Bewitched Blog Book Tour during the month of October to help her celebrate the release of her historical fantasy romance The King's Mistress.

Answer correctly 5 of the 6 questions provided on this page:

Email the answers to: by November 8th, 2014

Use the Subject Line of "Treasure Hunt Answers"

All the answers will be found on the blog tour.

The first four people to email S.D. Grady with the correct answers will win a free e-copy of The King's Mistress.

Winners will be notified via email.

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Thanks for joining me on my Bewitched Book Blog Tour! S.D. Grady is celebrating the release of her latest novel "The King's Mistress."

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  1. Hey :) Thanks for hosting me today on your blog, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed Bethina's story. (((hugs)))


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