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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sealed With a Kiss: Lila DiPasqua and Giveaway


Lila DiPasqua is a multi-published author of wicked & witty historical romance for Penguin/Berkley, as well as self-published works. Best known for her critically acclaimed Fiery Tales series.  She lives with her husband and three children in Canada, and is a firm believer in happily ever after.

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UNDONE (from the Fiery Tales series—steamy, romantic retellings of classic fairy tales, Historical Romance) is a retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales—Rapunzel.

I have a beauty in a tower – so to speak—with beautiful hair (though not long enough to climb :) She has a stunning singing voice, too. You see, Angelica has been hiding from her past in a convent for ten years. She’s been keeping secrets a very long time. And she has every intention of maintaining it that way.

But along comes our hero, Simon Boulenger. Upon seeing her attacked, he does the heroic thing—and recues her. But this sexy privateer thinks he’s done her a great service. He hasn’t. He’s inadvertently placed her in great danger.

My favorite kind of romance novel is the kind where the heroine brings out the best in the hero–and vice versa. It’s because of Simon that Angelica learns to really experience life. To let down her hair. It’s because of Angelica that Simon sees himself as more than a commoner. But it takes time and trust before either can reveal their painful secrets.

And no matter how much Angelica wants to pull away from Simon, the attraction these two characters feel for each other is intense. Utterly magnetic. Tall, dark and dangerous, (with knee-weakening light blue eyes), Simon is one carnally-gifted, historical bad boy no woman can resist. :)

Readers have been moved to tears in emotionally-charged, spicy retelling of Rapunzel. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too!

I had every intention of living out my days in a prison of my own making. I had every intention of taking my secrets with me to my grave. I did all that I could to keep you at a distance. A futile endeavor for any woman.

You are maddeningly persistent. And utterly irresistible. And I am so very glad and grateful that you reached beyond the wall I had built around myself.

You have taught my heart to love in a way it’s never known.

With or without a noble title, you are everything I could ever want, and more.

I consider myself the richest woman in the world as long as I have you by my side.



Question: What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day?

GIVEAWAY: One random commenter will win a copy of UNDONE! Giveaway open to residents in the US and Canada.


Check out Angelica and Simon's love story in Undone



Inspired by the tale of Rapunzel, Lila DiPasqua offers a new steamy, emotionally charged historical romance in the acclaimed Fiery Tales Series . . . Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning . . .

Maintaining her ruse as a commoner, and trusting no one has kept Angelica safe. But a chance encounter with a handsome stranger lands her right where danger lies. Now, this sinfully handsome man with arresting blue eyes and a polished manner thinks he’s saved her life, when in fact he’s placed her in great peril. She’s intent on keeping him and everyone else at arm’s length. Yet, the smoldering attraction between them is difficult to deny. And impossible to ignore . . .

As commander of a number of privateer ships, Simon Boulenger dresses and speaks like an aristocrat, and has obtained wealth. But he is still not a noble. Or an officer in the King’s Navy. His lifelong dream to elevate himself from his station of birth and attain a respectable place in society is dead. Worse, he’s ensnared in a deadly scheme, and must get out. But how is he to stay focused on his dangerous mission when the mysterious beauty has him utterly intrigued? He can’t afford the distraction any more than he can resist the carnal hunger she stirs. Simon soon discovers that she’s not only a passionate soul mate, but a woman born into privilege. A woman he can never have. But they’re in too deep. Their hearts are at risk . . . as well as their lives.

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Look for the FINAL two books in the Fiery Tales series—coming in 2013. . .THREE RECKLESS WISHES and THE DUKE’S MATCH GIRL!


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Check out whats up for grabs.


Up For Grabs:
  • 2 lucky winners will win a copy of Undone

To Enter:
  • Please answer Lila's question: What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day?
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter
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    **Don't forget to head over to Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance to check out Simon's letter. 


    Good Luck  =)
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    61 comments :

    1. Yummy food, a slinky dress, and my hubby... Thanks for the giveaways!

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      1. Sounds like you have all the ingredients for a special Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing!

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    2. a nice dinner and lots of one on one time :)

      parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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      1. Sounds wonderful, Laurie! Glad you stopped by to share. :)

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    3. Something simple and quiet. With how hectic and busy life is, it's so nice to just have a nice comfy dinner with the hubby then cuddling in front of the tv with a movie afterwards.

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      1. I love that! That sounds great, Sharon. :) And I hear you on the "hectic and busy life" thing. It sounds like you and your hubby will have a lovely Valentines!

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    4. Have a babysitter for the evening, which does not happen often, just me and my husband. Go have a nice dinner, with flowers waiting once I get there. Then go to the movie(an adult movie) and hold hands and eat some popcorn. Maybe a little making out. Then go home and spend the rest of the night in bed.

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      1. Oh, that sounds perfect! Love it! Thank you for stopping in to chat with me. :)

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    5. Being able to stay home, relax, read and have a home cooked meal :)

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      1. Sounds great to me, Erin! Glad you stopped by. :)

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    6. Start the evening out with a good cold draft beer and fully loaded pizza. Followed by an action/adventure movie. Then we see where the night takes us!

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      1. *grins* I think that sounds divine. :) Thank you for sharing with me.

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    7. Spending the evening with my love that I married on 2/14/2006

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      1. Oh! Sending you some (early) Happy Anniversary wishes! What a lovely day to get married! :)

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    8. A nice dinner at home and a good book.

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      1. Sounds good to me. :) Thank you for sharing!

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    9. My husband and I sharing a nice evening out eating and spending lots of time together.

      kscathyATyahooDOTcom

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      1. Sounds like a perfect Valentine's Day to me! Thanks, Cathy. :)

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    10. Going on a nice walk under the night sky and eating lots of chocolate and drinking lots of sparking cocktail juice. And that would be with my fictional heroes and my books~ :)

      kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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      1. Nothing wrong with that! I love many fictional heroes, too. :)

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    11. Taking the family and going out of town for the weekend since Valentines Day falls on the weekend.
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      lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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      1. Being surrounded by people you love sounds like a wonderful way to spend Valentine's Day. :)

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    12. Hi! !! Mine is getting to spend time with my boyfriend out to dinner. Maybe go to the movies.thanks e.Morton@yahoo.com

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      1. Sounds like a lovely way to spend the day. :) Thanks for sharing, Ebony!

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    13. Dinner for two cooked together, some chocolate and wine to go with that :)

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      1. Chocolate and wine is a perfect added touch, Lily. Have a great Valentine's day! :)

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    14. flowers from my husband and then dinner in a special restaurant

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      1. Sounds romantic and wonderful. Thank you for sharing! :)

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    15. Any Valentine's Day that my husband remembers to do something, anything!

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      1. LOL. I think you should drop little hints, like notes in his pockets, everyday leading to the 14th. ;)

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    16. Until I find a special someone to do something with on Valentine's Day, it will be spending time with my kids and doing something fun together.

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      1. Spending the day with the ones you love is a perfect way to spend the day. Hope you have a blast! :)

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    17. My ideal Valentine's Day would be a take-out dinner, though flowers would also be nice. I'm lucky if my hubby remembers what day it is. LOL

      UNDONE sounds fabulous! You're a new author for me and I'm going to check out the whole Fiery Tales series.

      Marcy Shuler
      bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      1. Hi Marcy! Thanks so much for your interest in my Fiery Tales series, and for your lovely comment about UNDONE! I'm so glad you stopped by to share. :)

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    18. Nothing special as long as I'm with the man I love and we spend time alone .That's what would make it a special time for me. Alone time is so rare when there are children :) Thanks so much for this opportunity.
      Carol L
      Lucky4750 (at ) aol (dot) com

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      1. You're so right, Carol! Being with the one you love makes the day. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! :)

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    19. Believe it or not, I prefer to stay home and hang out with my husband and son. I love getting homemade cards and snacking in front of the tv.

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      1. That's so very nice and special! Thank you for stopping in to share with me. :)

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    20. Love the letter, can't wait to enjoy the book as well. Hmmm..my ideal Valentine's Day would be to awaken to flowers from my husband, then a relaxing morning at a spa, then off to a makeover in the afternoon, then to a romantic candle lit dinner for two.

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      1. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment on the letter, Joy! I love your ideal Valentine's Day. Hope it turns out exactly the way you want it to be. :)

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    21. Getting all dressed up for dinner at Olive Garden or Texas Roadhouse. Relax and chat during dinner. Maybe dessert. Come home, where the romance will continue with a card, and a box of candy and then some hot lovin'.

      luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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      1. Sounds like you have the makings of a wonderful Valentine's Day. ;) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    22. Chocolate and a quiet evening at home with my hubby. He is the greatest, even after 28 years.

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      1. Aww, what a wonderful comment to make! Hope you both have a great Valentine's Day. :)

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    23. someone else cooking and cleaning

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      1. LOL! Amen to that! :) Hope your Valentine's wish comes true. :)

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    24. My ideal Valentine's day would be a day with hubby in some secluded beach somewhere, I would expect it to be night time... romantic music playing... and dinner... :)

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      1. Oh, I LOVE that! *sighs* Thanks for sharing, Zeee!

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    25. Ha, my ideal Valentine's would be the day someone sends me a letter like that! :) Great post.

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      1. Thank you for the lovely compliment. I'm delighted you liked it! :)

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    26. My ideal Valenine's day would be a day of pampering followed by a quiet meal at home and then hours of being pleasured by a sexy Dom.....but since I am single, I will spend it curled up with a good romance book and some chocolate :)

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    27. I don't do much for Valentine's Day. Pretty low key. I am lucky because this quote expresses how I feel about my sweetie "I consider myself the richest woman in the world as long as I have you by my side.".

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    28. Lots of quality time with my husband.

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    29. My ideal Valentine's Day is to not have to cook dinner.

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    30. Just staying home and having a relaxing night.
      Thanks for the chance to win!

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    31. quiet evening at home + chocolate

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    32. For me it would be a weekend getaway with my husband. Almost like a mini-honeymoon :)

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    33. "With or without a noble title, you are everything I could ever want"....sigh! Love this letter! Thanks for sharing it Lila

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    34. I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day.

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    35. I just want a quiet evening at home with my romance book to reading :)

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