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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sealed With a Kiss: Sophie Barnes and Giveaway


Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.

She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.

When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.

Places to find Sophie:
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Written by Michael Ashford, Earl of Trenton, to his wife roughly six months after their wedding.

Knowing how you must be fretting over my absence, I wish to reassure you that all is well and that my stay in Scotland is going smoothly. It is a beautiful country, though I know I would have enjoyed it more had you been here to experience it with me. I miss you, my love - my willful, adventurous hoyden - and am counting the days until my return.

Hopefully you're not finding your confinement too tedious. I know you probably long for a duel or a horseback race across the open countryside. Remember how you fought off French soldiers at Waterloo? By God you were magnificent! Nevertheless, I pray that you will refrain from such things until after our child is born. At the risk of you cursing me to high heaven, may I suggest watercolors or needlework in the meantime?

I hope you know that I am jesting, for I realize that you will refrain from doing anything reckless as long as you are expecting - never have I met anyone as protective as you when it comes to those who are dearest to you. How fortunate I am to be included in that regard, for you are without a doubt the most incredible woman I have ever known, and I am lucky indeed to have captured your heart.



Check out Alexandra and Michael's love story in Lady Alexandra's Excellent Adventrue



It’s going to be a wild ride . . .

Lady Alexandra Summersby is not your average society miss. Not only is she more likely to climb a tree than she is to wear a dress, but she has also sworn off marriage. Alex loves taking chances, which is how she finds herself embroiled in a secret mission as she races across the country with the Earl of Trenton. But Alexandra is about to discover that the real danger lies not in duels, but in her completely unexpected reaction to Lord Trenton’s company.

Michael Ashford, Earl of Trenton, is a man of duty. Honorable, charming, and a hit with the ladies, he’s never had trouble staying focused—until now. Lady Alexandra is like no other woman he’s ever met, and suddenly the prospect of marriage seems far more appealing. Now, to convince Alexandra that a life together could be an adventure like no other . . .

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Mary Croyden lives a simple life . . . and she likes it. But when she inherits a title and a large sum of money, everything changes. Forced to navigate high society, Mary finds herself relying on the help of one man—Ryan Summersby. Determined not to lose her sense of self, she realizes that Ryan is the only person she can trust. But Mary's hobbies are not exactly proper, and Ryan is starting to discover that this simple miss is not at all what he expected . . . but just might be exactly what he needs.

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Lucy Blackwell is desperate, reckless, and maybe a little bit crazy. That's the only possible explanation for tricking a man she doesn't know into a dance, a kiss, and an engagement—all in the middle of the biggest ball of the year! But Lord William Summersby is the final piece of her grand plan, and she'll do what it takes to make this marriage of convenience work—as long as it's convenient for her. She just never counted on falling in love . . .

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Check out whats up for grabs.


Up For Grabs:
  • 2 lucky winners will win an eBook copy of their choice of books from the Summersby series

To Enter:
  • Leave a meaningful comment or question for Sophie.
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter

    **Don't forget to head over to Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance to check out Alexandra's letter. 


    Good Luck  =)
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    55 comments :

    1. Hi Dani!

      Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today - it's so great to be back and in such good company too =)
      I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day this year.

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    2. Micheal's letter was very sweet! Fingers crossed for the giveaway!

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    3. That was such a great letter. Very sweet. All three of the books sound wonderful. I'll be sure to add them to my TBR list. Happy Valentine's Day to you. :)

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    4. I love Sophie's books and I always have her on my must buy list. I love the letters.

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    5. Love these character letters. So much fun to read. The Summersby series sounds good and the next series sounds good too! Can't wait to read more about what's up and coming!

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      1. Thanks, Karen - that reminds me I have to do an update on The Trouble With Being A Duke on my website. Will try to squeeze it in this week =)

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    6. Hey Sophie~ How fun to post a letter from Michael to Alex.

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    7. Michael sounds like a man who knows his wife, Alex, and I'm betting that she does not ever bore him.

      You have had such wonderful experiences in your life plus and the opportunity to live in interesting countries and to also know the languages. That takes great talent and I'm quite envious.

      Congratulations on your successes and I'm looking forward to reading your Summersby Series!

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      1. Thank you for you kind words, Connie. I'm always happy to hear from you =)

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    8. Micheal's letter was very sweet! Fingers crossed for the giveaway!

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    9. Thank you so much, everyone! Positive feedback is always greatly appreciated =)

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    10. Hi Sophie,

      Loved the letter, I can't wait to read this book...I've read There's something about Lady Mary, loved it, didn't realize it was #2 in series, now, I'm dying to read #1 ;)

      joylynne66(at)hotmail(dot)com

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      1. So glad you enjoyed Lady Mary. Thanks for the feedback =)

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    11. Alex sounds like she was quite adventureous - wonder what their children will be like!?

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      1. I believe their daughter Claire will take after her mother & cause a whole lot of trouble ;)

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    12. Hi, Sophie! I loved MIchael's letter to Alex! Your books sound good.

      kscathyATyahooDOTcom

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    13. The books sound great Sophie! The letter was wonderful and thank you or he giveaway chance.

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    14. Hi

      I have read the first two books and loved them. Looking forward to more.

      Thanks
      Pam
      tpibrew@msn.com

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    15. Hi,
      You're a new author for me and I can't wait to get started on this book. The letter was very sweet.
      Thanks,
      Lori

      lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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    16. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book. Sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

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    17. The letter is so sweet. What's next for you Sophia?

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      1. Thanks, Rhonda. I have book one of The Kingsborough Ball series going on sale August 27th. It's titled The Trouble With Being A Duke. Meanwhile, I'm working on book 2 which will go on sale February 2014, so I'm keeping busy =)

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    18. That is so sweet, this book (make that series) sounds awesome!! I'm headed over to read Alex's letter now!

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    19. Thanks for sharing! That was so sweet :) Your series sounds like a lot of fun!

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    20. What a sweet and lovely letter <3 thank you so much for sharing! These two are adorable

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    21. Look forward to reading. Thanks for sharing.

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    22. Love the letter and can´t wait for my chance to read more!
      Happy Sunday!
      //Linda
      fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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    23. Such a sweet letter--as long as the watercolors comment was a joke :)

      Thanks for the great contest!

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    24. Please don't enter me in the contest as I can't read e-books. But I'm thrilled to now they are in paperback. I love that I found a new series to read. :) I really enjoyed the blurbs for these books.
      Carol L
      Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    25. Alex sounds like fun. I do love a hoyden heroine. LOL And Michael's letter is just too sweet.

      Thanks for the giveaway, Sophie.

      Marcy Shuler
      bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    26. What a sweet letter! So lovely.

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    27. I enjoyed Michael's lovely letter. I'm looking forward to reading Sophie Barnes' books.

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    28. I love this letter. The Earl shows so much love for his wife. Thanks for the post. It was great. lisagk(at)yahoo

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    29. It's lovely to read such romantic letters as we approach Valentine's Day!

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    30. Beautiful letter and what a wonderful selection of books. Thank you for the introduction to a new to me author.

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    31. How wonderful that you got to travel to all those fascinating places. Which country was your favorite? Which language was the hardest to learn? The easiest?
      luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

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      1. Hi, Julianne, thanks for posting! I think my favorite was probably Spain - I had a great childhood there, though I hear a lot has changed since I left 17 yrs ago, but we lived in the mountains overlooking the Mediterranean so it was gorgeous! Language wise, French has always given me a hard time because I learned it in school, conjugating verbs for hours on end - it got easier after living in Paris. The easiest was probably English - I was dropped in an English school at age 4 and just had to figure it out =)

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    32. Both letters was great. I always love heroines who do not allow society to say they can not do something, the "perfect lady" to me would be boring, I like those that step outside that box.
      Btw, I am so envious of you growing up in so many different places. You must have seen so much and learned so many great things.

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    33. Hi Sophie! Where do you find your inspiration?

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      1. Lots of people have asked me that and I confess that I'm not always sure, but for Lady Alexandra, it was a mixture btwn The Three Musketeers, The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Commedy of Errors =)

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    34. Alex sounds like a feisty heroine; fighting French soldiers!

      Hope you'll travel to my part of the world (Asia) some time Sophie.

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    35. Amazing~ What are you doing right now? Do you think you will ever write stories for the children of this series?

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      1. Right now I'm working on the second book in the Kingsborough Ball series. I'm getting the first book (The Trouble With Being A Duke) back soon for copy-edits - it goes on sale August 27th. And then I have a third book due in October, so things are pretty busy =)
        I'd like to write a story for the children of the series. I think that would be fun, but that's in the distant future since I first have my current series to finish and after that I was actually thinking of writing about Michael Ashford's sisters.

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      2. Wow, that is a lot of work for you in one year. But I can't wait for these books to go on sale~ The Ashford sisters! Yes, do that do that! Why does it have to be so long before I can read them. >.<
        You have a big year ahead for you~ Good luck. :)

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      3. Thanks, Kipha!
        As for why it's taking so long...everything will become clear at the end of this month =)

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    36. I love the letter! Sounds like a great series.

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    37. Sounds really good!
      I loved the letter!
      Thanks for the chance to win!

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    38. Such a beautiful letter. I could feel the love.

      marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    39. This series sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. I love a story with a feisty heroine. Alex seems to be that. Thanks for sharing those lovely letters.

      e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    40. This looks good, now I am dying to know what her hobbies are...
      lavendersbluegreen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    41. Awe, I love the letter! Thank you for sharing it Sophie. I also can't wait to read this book, from the description it sounds amazing!

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    42. Very sweet letters. I look forward to reading the book.

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    43. You have got to love a man who embraces his wife guns, horses and all!

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    44. Sound greats series!! Looking forward to reading the book.

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