Monday, May 19, 2014

Excerpt + Giveaway: An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson

GENRE: Fiction >  Romance > Historical Romance > Regency Romance

Kinky Vanilla Romance is pleased to share An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson. The book is a Regency Romance with light suspense from Soul Mate Publishing.

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Wareeze will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and an ebook of An Enduring Love will be awarded to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour.

Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. Remember, the more you comment, the better your chances to win.

An Enduring Love by Wareeze Woodson
Born and raised in Latvia, Rebecca Balodis marries Rhys Sudduth, an English diplomat. Shortly thereafter, he is summoned home to attend his father’s death-bed. Rebecca cannot accompany him at the time and becomes trapped in the turmoil plaguing her country. He is informed she died in the upheaval.
Nearly four years later, she escapes and arrives in London with their son in tow. Arriving in the middle of his sister’s ball is very awkward, especially since Rhys plans to announce his betrothal to a young debutante later in the evening.
Trouble, tangled in suspense and danger, follow her from Latvia. Can this pair ever find or even recognize an enduring love? Is it worth keeping?


A liveried butler, stern of countenance and standing stiffly erect opened the door. “Your invitation, Ma’am.”
Rebecca trembled, but forced out, “Surely, I don’t need an invitation. Please inform Lord Rhys that his wife is here.”
Astonishment flashed across the butler’s face before he bowed his head and nodded for her to follow him. Sonja was seated in the hall while he led Rebecca to a small parlor papered with stripes of ivory and cream. The entire room seemed a little intimidating, with an elaborate sofa covered with gold brocade sitting before a wide window. Chairs were shattered about the room as well, but the beauty of the room did little to sooth her nerves. She glanced at the low table in front of the sofa then let her gaze shift to the fireplace, glowing with warmth. The softly burning coals added soothing comfort to the room and with that, her whole body relaxed. 
After the butler exited, Rebecca quickly knelt down to straighten Johnnie’s apparel. “We want to look our best mans maz cilveku, my little man. You must learn English better now we are home. They are not expecting us, but no matter. Your father will love you.”
The door opened and Rhys stood on the threshold with a scowl of impatience on his face, speaking to the butler over his shoulder. “Some strumpet masquerading as my deceased wife. Be damned. You’re positive she said, my wife. Not a long lost relative wanting to sponge…?” 
Rebecca jumped to her feet, took Johnnie by the hand and pasted a trembling smile on her lips. “Rhys.”
Author Bio
I am a native of Texas and still live in this great state. I married my high school sweetheart, years and years ago. We raised four children and have eight grandchildren, and grandchildren are Grand. At the moment, all my children and my grandchildren live within seventy miles of our home, lots of visits. My husband and I still love each other after all these years the stuff romance is made of, Happy Ever After!
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  1. Such a beautiful cover.


  2. Love the red lipstick on the cover - very eye catching

  3. Thanks for the excerpt - definitely want to hear what Rhys has to say once he gets a look at his wife and son...Thanks for the giveaway!

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  4. Sounds like a great read.


  5. Thanks for the excerpt.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  6. "Honey, I am home." Yikes!

    Wareeze, why did you choose a Latvian born heroine?

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

    madhoydenish [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. Thanks so much for the excerpt today. I love that it gives us a sneak peak into the story. Donna -

  8. Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com