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Friday, February 10, 2012

Sealed With a Kiss: Theresa Romain and Giveaway

Theresa Romain holds degrees in psychology, English literature, and history, an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She has worked, interned, and translated for libraries and universities, all of which fed her love of books and her fascination with the past. She lives with her family in the Midwest.

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In my historical romance debut, SEASON FOR TEMPTATION, a viscount seeks a marriage of convenience to help his family overcome a recent scandal. What he never expected to find was a most inconvenient love.

These letters are exchanged by the hero and heroine, James and Julia, two months after their marriage at the end of SEASON FOR TEMPTATION.

Letter from James, Viscount Matheson, to Julia, Viscountess Matheson. Folded somewhat untidily and hidden behind an embroidered cushion on the lady’s favorite chair.

My dear Julia--

Since we’ve now been married for two months, I owe you two presents. No, three. In all the hurry over our wedding—I’m going to imagine you blushing as you read that, because you always blush, and it is delightful—I never gave you a wedding present.

All right. Three gifts.

The first time we met, in your parents’ drawing room, I learned several things about you. You have unshakeable good humor, you are devoted to family, and you dislike watercress. In all of these qualities, I thought you perfectly correct.

You require no help with humor and devotion, but when the kitchen sent out watercress sandwiches yesterday and you looked positively ill, I realized I needed to become high-handed and interfering. Therefore, I told the steward to tell the housekeeper to tell the cook that we don’t wish to have it served anymore. I believe that’s the right chain of communication. Isn’t it? You know I’m still working out the intricacies of country house staffing.

Onward. Second gift. Your sister has found a book in the library that she and I both thought you would like. It’s the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, published in 1811. Considering you won my heart when you said “hell”—very demurely, of course—in the middle of a crowded ballroom, this seemed essential reading.

Third, I promise I shall never stop courting you. To that end, please join me in the drawing room immediately after dinner. A month ago, I asked the cook to make you a plum pudding, and it should be aged to perfection now. It shall be served to you tonight, and you don’t have to share a bite of it. Not even the plummiest bits.

All my love,

Check out James and Julia's love story in SEASON FOR TEMPTATION


Julia Herington is overjoyed when her stepsister, Louisa, becomes engaged—to a viscount, no less. Louisa’s only hesitation is living a life under the ton’s critical gaze. But with his wry wit and unconventional ideas, Julia feels James is perfect for Louisa. She can only hope to find a man like him for herself. Exactly like him, in fact…


As the new Viscount Matheson, James wished to marry quickly and secure his title. Kind, intelligent Louisa seemed a suitable bride… Until he met her stepsister. Julia is impetuous—and irresistible. Pledged to one sister, yet captivated by another, what is he to do? As Christmas and the whirl of the London season approach, James may be caught in a most scandalous conundrum, one that only true love, a bit of spiritous punch—and a twist of fate—will solve…

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Theresa will be giving away a copy of Season For Temptation to 1 lucky person (International Shipping Available). So make sure to leave a comment and to fill out the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win.

Don't forget to head over to Not Another Romance Blog to check out Julia's letter to James.

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  1. That's so cute and sweet!! Awww!! Haha. The book sounds lovely, and I so want to read it nooowww!!! Thanks for this giveaway!:D

  2. Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue..... I so want that lol

  3. Haha! How delightful and charming! I also want the dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue! Oh, this book sounds enchanting! I can't wait to read it! Full of fun and romance =)

    Thank you for the giveaway chance!

    Gena Robertson

  4. What a sweet letter. James feels he owes Julia not one but Three gifts, which he thinks are perfect for her. I really liked the book he and her sister found. Thanks for the giveaway.


  5. Thanks for the sweet, romantic letter! I love how smitten he is... and his gifts were so thoughtful! I must read this book now, lol :)

  6. I read the book before and really enjoyed Julia and James' story. I like the end especially... (won't go into details because I don't want to spoil the ending... but really like how x'mas comes into it...

  7. This letter so sweet and romantic, this book sounds enchanting! I can't wait to read it...
    Thanks for giveaway.

  8. Thanks so much, Dani, for hosting me today--and thanks to all of you who have stopped by to read! Isn't this a fun series? I've been reading and enjoying the love letters every day.

    To those of who who like the book James gave Julia: it's real, and you can read it free online through Project Gutenberg! (Scroll down, and get ready for some spicy Regency slang.)

  9. I absolutely adore the premise and am in love with James.

  10. This is such a sweet later. I like how James explains his gifts to Julia, especially the book one. His reason for getting her a dictionary (?!) is lovingly explained.

  11. Yep, the man would have had my approval when he got to the plum pudding ;-) I really need to read this book!

  12. Season for Temptation sounds like a fantastic story and I can't wait to read it. I loved the letter, especially the different presents James lists - they're all very thoughtful.

  13. Thanks for the lovely comments! I'm so glad you all are enjoying the letters. :)

  14. Yay, so nice to see James and Julia again :)

  15. All new husbands should write lovely letters like that.

  16. I already have this book, but loved the letter. I can't wait to read more books by Ms. Romain.

  17. Love the third one, a girl never wants her man to stop courting her =)

  18. Very cute letter! Can't wait to read how James gets out of the conundrum he's in in the story.

  19. I loved the letter. SEASON FOR TEMPTATION looks wonderful.


  20. I actually liked James' letter better than Julia's. That man knows the woman he loves and who could ask for more than that?

  21. I love that his emotions are so obvious in his letter. He sounds adorably in love. Look forward to read their story. I'm also going to check out the book he gave her. :0
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  22. Wow!!!... I never heard about this! but now I have to read it!! haha

  23. I loved the letter he wrote to her, and I quite like the idea of the book, so I'm looking forward to reading it!

  24. i love the three gifts, sweet letter ;)

  25. I love the gifts he wants to give her! I would like to find out how he goes about cancelling a courtship with one sister to court another. Tricky, I'm sure. :)

  26. I love the cover of this one. It's just so beautiful!