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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sealed With a Kiss Event - Lila DiPasqua


Lila DiPasqua is a multi-published, national bestselling author of historical romance with heat. Her novels are published by Penguin/Berkley, as well as having self-published works. She is 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 the happily-ever-after.

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THE DUKE’S MATCH GIRL is the latest in the acclaimed Fiery Tales series.

I wanted to do something different. This time I’ve chosen a fairy tale to retell that hasn’t been done before.

I’ve taken the beloved tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Match Girl, and give it a grown up feel. Made it romantic (and of course, spicy. It is call the Fiery Tales series for a reason. ;))
And I’ve given it a happy ending!

Second chance love stories are among my favorites story themes. And Leo, Duke of Mont-Marly, and Suzanne Matchet definitely deserve a second chance at first love!

THE DUKE’S MATCH GIRL is a historical romance novella. The scandalous kind. ;)



Leo has some making up to do for the heartbreak he caused Suzanne! And he’s going to go all out to win back the one and only woman he has ever loved—in the most creative, romantic and knee-weakening ways. *winks*

Check out Leo and Suzanne's love story in The Duke's Match Girl


From bestselling author Lila DiPasqua comes a scorching new historical romance novella in the acclaimed Fiery Tales series! An emotional, erotically charged retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl.

As childhood friends, Leopold d’Ermart and Suzanne Matchet were inseparable. One unforgettable Christmas Eve, their relationship changed from the best of friends…to lovers. But the heir of the Duke of Mont-Marly isn’t supposed to fall in love with the daughter of his family’s physician. Or vice versa.

Is this a second chance at first love?

Years later, Suzanne is dreading her first Christmas without her father. The heartbreak Leo caused when he left seven years ago is a distant memory. And she prefers to keep it that way. The last thing Suzanne expects is for tall, dark, and sinfully seductive Leo d’Ermart to show up at her door and announce he wants her back in his life. And in his bed. Worse, the now celebrated libertine is even more devastating to a woman’s senses than ever before…

Or are they playing with fire?

The only woman Leo, Duke of Mont-Marly, has ever yearned for is the adorably unconventional, intelligent beauty who got away. He discovers Suzanne creating and selling matchsticks, elixirs for the ill…and is still so damned alluring. Leo is determined to show her the depth of his desire, win back Suzanne’s heart. And give her a Christmas beyond her wildest imagination…

Warning: Explicit language and love scenes. 32,000 word novella.

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 Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 Fiery Tales Series Book of Choice

To Enter: 
  • Please answer Lila's question: What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day?
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter.

**Don't forget to enter the grand prize giveaway!


Good Luck! 

Special thanks to Lila DiPasqua for sponsoring this giveaway.
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49 comments :

  1. Ha! That was the best letter Ever!!! Lila you crack me up! Now that's how to get us rampaging for Match Girl.

    My ideal Valentine's Day is to go somewhere nice. Either a whole day of fun and travels or just a very nice night under the stars somewhere not too cold or too hot. Somewhere fancy where I can dress up. Yeah, now that'll be nice.

    How about you Lila, what do you or Mr. D have planned?

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    1. Glad you liked the letters! Hehehe :) I really like your ideal Valentine's Day! As for Mr. D and I, we're going to have a romantic dinner together....and afterwards....well, that's where my description stops. *winks*

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  2. I can tell you I like your version of fairy tales better than the originals! LOL Valentine's Day is not a big deal in my family. I'm happy with a nice card and flowers!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for the lovely compliment, Karen! *muah* :) And a sweet card and flowers sounds wonderful. Hugs!

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  3. I really enjoyed the novella a lot!

    This year, we'll probably be snowed in for Valentine's Day--we made reservations on Sat as a safeguard. An ideal Valentine's Day would be going somewhere alone for the weekend--but it's hard with kids. Not everyone who could stay with them would be willing to shuttle them to sports.

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    1. I'm so delighted you enjoyed THE DUKE'S MATCH GIRL! :) We had 3 kids in under 4 years. I totally get how hard it can be to get away. I hope you get your ideal Valentine's Day! (Even if you have to celebrate it on a different day/weekend.) :) Hugs!

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  4. I like your heroine's response. Valentine's Day is a family day for me.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim! And I love your ideal Valentine's Day. :)

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  5. I'm so glad Lila was spotlighted today! It was a reminder that I needed to buy The Duke's Match Girl...and I did! :)
    My ideal Valentine's Day would be for my husband and I to go away to a B&B in the Texas hill country. I really want to stay at the Grape Creek Winery B&B. The idea of no kids, no cleaning & a quiet place to enjoy a bottle of wine sounds like perfection! Unfortunately, hubs has to work, so this won't be happening. Instead, I'm going to enjoy a movie & pizza night with my kiddos. Planning on making them some Valentine's shakes as a surprise treat.

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy your time with Leo and Suzanne. :) I'm so glad you stopped by to chat with me about your Valentine's Day. Hugs!

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  6. Watching a movie cuddled next to a fire.

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  7. Just spending it with my hubby. Nothing fancy.

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    1. Sounds very nice to me, Sue! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  8. Going out to dinner and then watching TV or a movie holding hands.

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  9. nothing specail - just a bit of dark chocolate

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  10. Hi Lila,
    I love, love your Fairy Tales
    . I can't wait to read the latest in this series. I absolutely loved the letters , especially her response. lol lol My sentiments exactly. :) Thanks so much for the opportunity. Have a Happy Valentine's Day. My ideal way to spend Valentine's Day is alone with my husband. Just the time alone doing whatever we wish.
    Carol ;L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Hi dear Carol! Thanks so very much for your sweet comment! Glad you liked the letters. I like your ideal Valentine's Day. :) Hugs!

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  11. Oh I loved this story!!! Thanks so much for sharing the contents of the letter :) My ideal Valentine's Day would be me, my kindle, my dog and comfy chair!

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    1. I'm thrilled you enjoyed THE DUKE'S MATCH GIRL. :) And I LOVE doggies. We have two rescues. Sounds like a lovely way to enjoy Valentine's Day!

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  12. Love the letter.

    Sitting at home... eating a nice dinner... and lots of chocolates!

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    1. You can never go wrong with chocolates. Especially lots of them! :) So glad you liked the letters. :)

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  13. I absolutely loved this story. It made me laugh and cry. Looking forward to more of your stories.

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    1. Oh, THANK YOU for leaving such a lovely comment! You're awesome. I'm so delighted you stopped by to chat. :)

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  14. I loved these letters, Lily! I can't wait to read this novella. It sounds like just the right thing to read during this horribly cold and snowy (and icy) winter! As for Valentine's Day...it's a quiet day with the family...probably a fire in the fireplace, some snacks, and watching tv.

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  15. I like a nice dinner out - one where he is willing to wait for a table lol.

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  16. My ideal Valentine's Day is nice meal at home and being with family and friends.

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  17. Hehe. Nice response. It was very elegantly put. ;-)

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  18. LOL! I guess she told him. I really want to read their story now. Thanks for sharing the letters.

    My ideal Valentine's Day is pretty simple. I love it when my husband is allowed time off work and I don't really care if we spend it just relaxing together or doing something out.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  19. Well, if I was about thirty years younger, I would love to spend the day with Henry Cavill.

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  20. An ideal Valentines Day would be a day out of town sightseeing, dinner out and stay at a bed and breakfast overnight. Thanks for the giveaway and happy Valentines Day!

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  21. Going out to dinner and to see a movie.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Just time spent with a loved one. It doesn't have to be fancy. Gifts not required.

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  23. spending time with the family. thanks for the giveaway:)

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  24. I love the excerpted letters from Leo and Suzanne! This sounds like a wild story and I can't wait to read it. To me, a perfect Valentine's Day would be a meal out ('cause I cook our evening meals all the time) and curling up at home with a romantic movie...with a yummy dessert of some kind. And after my hubby goes to bed (he's an early-to-bed buy) I can dig into a really steamy romance book I've loaded onto my eReader. Maybe that's tame, but it sounds so good to me! jdh2690@gmail.com

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  25. All I want from my ideal Valentine's Day is lots of quality time with my husband.

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  26. My ideal Valentine's Day would be a "lost day" with a lover!

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  27. Just hanging out with my family and enjoying pizza and chocolate :)

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  28. Spending it with my family when I go home and friends at school.

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  29. This year it will be spend snuggled with my fur babies and reading Valentine's Day themed books.

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  30. Watching movies with my boyfriend :)

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  31. A day spent together doing things we enjoy - holding hands walking on the beach, a quiet dinner, dancing, & him reading to me!

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  32. Picnic in front of the fire with music playing in the background. Then talking with my husband of 36 years about our lives together and future plans.

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  34. Snuggling with my love,hot chocolates and watching movies :)

    Originals letters :D

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