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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sealed With a Kiss Event with Christi Caldwell


USA TODAY Bestselling author CHRISTI CALDWELL blames Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love!" for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and pick up her laptop to try her hand at romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections, and she rather enjoys torturing them before crafting them a well deserved happily ever after!

Christi makes her home in southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing her own enchanting historical romances, chasing around her feisty seven-year-old son and caring for her twin princesses in training!


Marcus Grey, the Viscount Wessex and Mrs. Eleanor Collins fell in love years earlier, but were separated after Eleanor left in the dead of night, with nothing but a short goodbye-note for Marcus. However, theirs is an enduring love. A love to survive time, and separation, heartache, and heartbreak.  A story of love-lost and found.


Seated at the delicate rose-inlaid desk in the library, Eleanor hopped up from the shell-back chair. From where he sat reading on the leather button sofa, Marcus glanced up. Concern glinted in his eyes. “Eleanor—?”

“I love it,” she blurted, brandishing his note in one hand. Her throat worked, as she worked her gaze over him. How I love him. At his furrowed brow, she clarified. “Your note. It is beautiful and in it, I see your love, Marcus and I can turn my mind inside out for the words I would write to you.” She held up her partially started letter.  Understanding flashed in his eyes, and he came slowly to his feet. “But I do not want to ink words on this sheet, or any sheet for you,” she whispered. “We were apart for so long.” Too long. “And I would tell you what is in my heart. When the nightmares came, and I felt lost, the memory of your laughter and our love, gave me strength.  I would tell you that I’ve only ever loved you, and that you are my reason for happiness. You make me stronger. You...” He strode over and stopped so they were a hairsbreadth apart. Drawing in a deep breath, she looked up at him. “I love you, Marcus Grey. You are all I ever wanted. The dream I’d thought impossible. The—”

He lowered his head, so their lips nearly touched. “I love you, Eleanor Elaine.” 

A smile quivered on her mouth, as she leaned up to receive his kiss.  


Check out Marcus and Eleanor's love story in To Trust a Rogue.


A rogue

Marcus, the Viscount Wessex has carefully crafted the image of rogue and charmer for polite Society. Under that fa├žade, however, dwells a man whose dreams were shattered almost eight years earlier by a young lady who captured his heart, pledged her love, and then left him, with nothing more than a curt note.

A widow

Eight years earlier, faced with no other choice, Mrs. Eleanor Collins, fled London and the only man she ever loved, Marcus, Viscount Wessex. She has now returned to serve as a companion for her elderly aunt with a daughter in tow. Even though they’re next door neighbors, there is little reason for her to move in the same circles as Marcus, just in case, she vows to avoid him, for he reminds her of all she lost when she left.

Reunited

As their paths continue to cross, Marcus finds his desire for Eleanor just as strong, but he learned long ago she’s not to be trusted. He will offer her a place in his bed, but not anything more. Only, Eleanor has no interest in this new, roguish man. The more time they spend together, the protective wall they’ve constructed to keep the other out, begin to break. With all the betrayals and secrets between them, Marcus has to open his heart again. And Eleanor must decide if it’s ever safe to trust a rogue.

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Up For Grabs:
  • 1 Christi Caldwell tote bag with signed copies of For Love of the Duke and Loved By a Duke + Goodies

To Enter: 
  • Please leave a comment or question for Christi.
  • If winner resides outside of US or CA, eBook copies will be sent instead.
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter.

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


Good Luck! 

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55 comments :

  1. Tears first thing in the morning! This was a definite 5 tissue story & I LOVED it!!

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    1. Oh, Dee!!! Thank you so, so much!! That means a lot!!

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  2. Ohhh, this sounds soooo good. Love the excerpt, particularly that letter. Now, I'm really wondering what happened on Eleanor's side to make her leave. Guess I'll have to read the book, huh?

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    1. Liette, have plenty of tissues ready!

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    2. Thank you, Liette! I had a blast writing this letter and excerpt. I was so emotionally deep in Eleanor and Marcus' story, that it was wonderful revisiting them. I hope you enjoy it! (Let me know what you think, when you have a chance to read it!) Huge hugs!

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  3. awwww... that was such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. And thank *you* for stopping by to comment, Erin!! I loved sharing it!! Hugs!

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  4. Hi Christi I love reading your books. I have a lot of them on my to be read list and will hopefully find the time to sit down and read soon. Keep up the good work and your children are adorable.

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    1. I am touched, April. (Thank you for adding my others to your TBR list, and for the lovely words about my little ones!) Hugs to you!

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  5. I love everything Christi does! Thanks so much for that tidbit of brilliance!
    I do not need to be picked as a winner... I just wanted to participate...

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    1. You are so wonderful!! Thank you for popping over and commenting on Marcus' letter, Kimberly!! Huge hugs!

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  6. Very romantic! I love a good second chance at love story.

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    1. It is one of my favorite tropes, Sharlene! (I also like a good 'arranged marriage' story!) : )

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  7. Oh my goodness, Marcus's letter is so amazing!

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  8. I flove flove Christy!!!!! And I love that letter it's so mushy and romantic thank you for sharing with us

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    1. Why thank you, Natasha!! what a fabulous compliment! I'm honored!

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  9. I would love to win as this sounds like a great book. Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

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    1. Good luck, Jerry!! (And thank you for the kind words about "To Trust a Rogue"!)

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway. It sounds like a nice story.

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    1. You're so welcome, Kim! I love visiting "Ramblings from This Chick"!!

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  11. Ohh that is the sweetest letter ever!

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    1. : ) It felt very "Marcus"! (Thank you, Crystal!!)

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    1. Thank you so much! (And thank you for commenting!)

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    1. Thank you, Angela!! It's always exciting when I see the final cover product for the book! This one was a perfect capture of my latest story.

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    1. Mary,
      Thank you so much for the cover compliment! To me, the covers are the first glimpse into the book and should capture the story. This one was and is purely Marcus and Eleanor!

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  15. I love a second chance at love story - the couple usually really appreciates their second chance.

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    1. Oh, my YES!! I feel the exact same way, Di! There is an even greater appreciation for how special and fragile love is!

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  16. I love stories where the main characters overcome obstacles to reunite. This one sounds wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanna. I am with you on those heroes and heroines overcoming obstacles. I think those challenges make the ultimate HEA all the more special!

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  17. Such a sweet letter! And then the scene when she gives up on writing back - thanks for that! I think I might like it better than just a reply. :-)

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    1. : ) Thank you, Glenda. I was in Eleanor's head while writing her 'letter'...and she jus couldn't do it. She needed to 'speak' to Marcus! I'm glad you enjoyed their exchange.

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  18. I love the letter and the excerpt! I hope they don't have to be apart again!

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  19. I love the love letters, thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. You're so welcome, Michele! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! Huge hugs!

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  20. When it comes to writing out our thoughts, my husband and I are fairly tongue tied. Do you and your husband find it easy to put your thoughts down on paper?

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  21. Oh what sweet words she has for him. :)

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  22. You never disappoint, Christi. I love reading about all of these beautiful and complicated characters. They are so real. Keep it up!

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    1. Oh, Martina!! Wow! What a compliment! I wish I could convey how much it means that you care for those complicated characters. Huge hugs

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  23. I'd like to read Marcus and Eleanor's love story!

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  24. Hi Christi,
    I've never read anything by you. This would be a great way to start, agree? :-) I find all the books above very appealing. Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  25. Thanks for that great letter and excerpt. Can't wait to read more.

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  26. I enjoyed Marcus's letter and Eleanor's declaration.

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  27. Love your two "LOVE" titles, Christi and thanks for your participation in this cute blog hop! jdh2690@gmail.com

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  28. Love your two "LOVE" titles, Christi and thanks for your participation in this cute blog hop! jdh2690@gmail.com

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  29. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. Love the letter Christi!

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  31. Love second chance at love, it's one of my favorite storylines.

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