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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Feature and Giveaway: Heating It Up, One Hero at a Time Box Set with Tracey Devlyn

Meet Tracey Devlyn, author of Night Storm and one of the participating authors in the Heating It Up, One Hero at a Time Box Set.

Tracey Devlyn is an award-winning author who writes historical romantic thrillers (translation: a slightly more grievous journey toward the heroine’s happy ending). She’s a co-founder of Romance University, a group blog dedicated to readers and writers of romance, and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, Chicagoland’s exciting new reading salon devoted to romantic fiction.

An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters. For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website.

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What do you love about the era(s) in which you write?
The early Regency period feels like home to me. It’s rife with political, social, and economic conflict, which gives me a ton of storyline possibilities. =)

What one thing can readers expect from your books?
To expect the unexpected. I love for readers to think, “No, she won’t go there.”

Heating It Up, One Hero At a Time Box Set

Love Across the Ages...Seven best-selling and award-winning authors bring readers historical romantic adventures set in Medieval Scotland, Regency England, Civil War America, the Wild West, and Gilded Age America. We’re Heating It Up one hero at a time with Scottish Highlanders, Regency Rakes, Union Spies, Mountain Men & Sexy Smugglers.

This LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET contains seven sensual, full-length novels.

NIGHT STORM by Tracey Devlyn
A promising young apothecary picks up the pieces of her life, only to collide with the ruthless thief-taker who once shattered her dreams and her heart.

RAFE'S REDEMPTION by Jennifer Jakes
He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman…

A heart's destiny cannot be denied when a daring Union spy abducts a beautiful runaway bride he suspects of being a traitor.

A warrior on a mission is tempted by an alluring lass, and though she's been forbidden she'll break every rule for the pleasure of his
intoxicating kiss.

CAMERON by Lane McFarland
To heal a warrior’s heart takes patience. But to resist a warrior’s
heart takes fortitude.

Blackmailing her way onto a ship of gunrunners bound for the Caribbean, Samantha Etheridge proves to be more than a mere opportunistic reporter to Captain Sean Nolan--perhaps even a first mate.

Proving his worth to the woman he loves might cost them both their lives.

NIGHT STORM by Tracey Devlyn

In the distance, Charlotte Fielding spotted the simple, white-lettered sign that marked her destination. Apothecary. The tension she’d been carrying in her shoulders since entering the Whitley residence loosened its biting grip. The strain between husband and wife had not lifted in her two-day absence. If anything, it had grown worse, now that Mr. Whitley felt well enough to defend himself.

Charlotte’s brisk pace slowed. A man was slumped on the pavement between her shop and the boarded-up bakery next door. He sat with one leg stretched out across the walkway, the other bent at an angle. The rim of his hat protected his face from identification. So, too, did the long black woolen coat and matching muffler around his neck.

The tension in Charlotte’s shoulders returned full force. Even though she could not identify him, she knew what he wasn’t—a beggar. Everything about him was too fine for him to be living in the streets. She glanced around, checking the evening shadows as best she could with only lamplight to aid her. Anderson’s lending library, Patterson’s coffee shop, Gertrude’s lace boutique, Tilly’s former bakery—they all stood silent and free of loitering troublemakers and customers. If she cried out for help, would the shopkeepers hear her from their snug, upstairs apartments?

She considered entering through the back of her building, an area normally reserved for deliveries, but she couldn’t bring herself to venture down the dank, narrow alleyway at this time of night. Drawing in a calming breath, she reached into her reticule and pulled out her pouch of pepper. A poor defense, she knew, but she always kept it, thinking it would give her a small chance of escape if thrown in an assailant’s face.

Increasing her pace, she stopped in front of her shop’s weathered door, the color of a cloud-streaked blue sky. The man remained motionless, silent. Eerily so. She experienced a moment of indecision. Should she nudge him? Could he be hurt and in need of assistance? Or should she continue on inside her own shop and mind her own business?

“Hello, Charley.” The voice was unmistakable.

A chill started at the base of her neck and swept through her body. Bone deep and breath stealing. With slow, precise movements, her gaze lowered to the source of the too-familiar voice. A voice that belonged to the only man who had ever called her Charley.

The man’s uplifted face revealed itself. Thick, bold eyebrows stood out on a pale, pain-filled face. A once-beloved face. Cameron Adair. What little air she had left disappeared at the sight of Cam—Cameron. Other than a brief glimpse of him a few months ago, she hadn’t seen him for years. But she would have known him anywhere. The shock of seeing him held her immobile, terrified in a way she hadn’t been since the early days of their falling out.

“Charley, I need your help.”

His words, laced with a strain born of hard-fought control, snapped her out of the past and plunged her back into the present. Cameron Adair was sprawled at her door, hurt, needing her help.

She slid her key into the lock. Metal scratched against metal until she heard a familiar click. Setting her bag inside the door, she returned outside. “Are you able to get to your feet?” She managed to keep her voice calm, unaffected. But inside, a violent tremor began and a maelstrom of questions flooded her mind. Why come to her? Where was he hurt? Why show up on her doorstep after complete and utter silence for five miserable years?

Carefully, she folded her hands at her waist and locked her knees before she could humiliate herself with senseless emotion. She had decided long ago to waste no more of it on Cameron Adair.

Something like disappointment flared in his blue, ice-chipped eyes. “Yes, with assistance.”

“Where are you hurt?”

“Left leg, right shoulder.”

“Let’s get you inside out of the cold, and I’ll hail a hansom cab to take you to Dr. Hollingsworth.”

He shook his head and mumbled, “I’ve been shot. Lost too much blood.”

“Cameron, I can’t—”

“You must,” he interrupted. “I haven’t the strength to go elsewhere.”

She knew what it had cost him to admit to such weakness. And because she knew this about him, an unrivaled fear forced her to his side.

Positioning herself in a crouch, Charlotte took a steadying breath before sliding her arm around his broad back. Blood, sweat, and a masculine scent uniquely Cameron’s filled her nose. She gritted her teeth against an overwhelming desire to inhale deeply.

“Ready?” she asked.

He nodded once, his full lips pressed into a thin, determined line. Bending forward, he wrapped an arm around her shoulder to brace himself. The new position put them face-to-face, breath-to-breath.

Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 $100 Gift Card

To Enter: 
  • Please leave a comment or question for Tracey.
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  1. How was it to work with the other authors to make this boxed set?

    1. Hi Alina, the Heating It Up authors are an awesome group. They all brought different skillsets to the boxed set publication. I'm really honored to be working with each and every one of them. I think readers will enjoy the diversity of historical periods offered in this set. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Danielle, thanks for hosting HEATING IT UP! We really appreciate it.

  3. Have only read a few historical romances, but really enjoyed them. Who are some of your favorite authors to read in this genre and which books in particular are your favroites?

    1. Some of my all-time favorites include: Lisa Kleypas (All of them, but really loved Dreaming of You), Madeline Hunter (The Seducer series), Mary Balogh (Slightly series), Christina Dodd (Lost Princess series), and Julia Quinn (Bridgerton series). There are a ton more, but these are those ones I cut my teeth on. :)

  4. Hello Tracey,
    I couldn't wait and bought Night Storm a little while ago. Still have to read it but it's coming. I only read one more book from you, the one I won in a contest: A Lady's Revenge. I'm halfway through it and I love it.
    One question, what attracted you to the Regency period and spies? You know I love spies stories.

    1. Hi Liette! So glad you're enjoying ALR. I love reading historicals with suspense elements in them. The first visual I had of ALR was of a woman tied to a table in a dark room. I had to come up with a viable reason why a lady in the early 1800s would be tied to a table. So I thought dungeon. Why would an English lady be in a dungeon. A French dungeon--so she must be a spy. And that's how a book was born. :)

  5. Love Tracey Devlyn and I have the perfect person I'm going to gift this boxset to!

    1. Love you too, Delene! Thanks for being such a great romance supporter. *hugs*

  6. I loved the excerpt and am looking forward to reading the rest of the story. It looks like an amazing set of stories!

    Marcy Shuler

  7. Hi Tracey,
    I just wanted to let you know I enjoy your books immensely. I also enjoyed the excerpt for NS. Can't wait to read the other stories as well. I could use some HEATING UP. :-)

  8. Congratulations on your new release.

  9. Wow, quite an anthology! So happy to hear about Heating It will make great holiday reading for me. :-) Thanks for the post.