02-24-2010 09:56 AM
This gothic historical debut from author Erica Ridley is generating all kinds of buzz. I'm thrilled to include it in our March features, and think it'll appeal to readers who don't normally go for historicals. There's mystery and paranormal phenomena woven beautifully into this story.
Miss Evangeline Pemberton can see the Future. Sometimes. The Past, too, although that tends to be less useful, as she can't change what's already happened.
One might think the most irksome characteristic of her alleged "gift" is that said visions are followed by debilitating headaches. Or that they've got her running for her life. But no. By far the most vexing quirk is that these fantasies accompany all skin-to-skin contact. Which means she can't touch anyone. Not even the tall, dark, and brooding recluse in her Present.
Gavin Lioncroft is a wealthy committed bachelor with nothing but time on his hands. Well, and blood. (But he's not telling how that got there.) And an impromptu house party. (He hasn't the slightest idea how that happened.)
His very first night back in the bosom of High Society and the man he threatens to kill turns up dead. Good. The cad had it coming. But just because he's dodged the hangman's noose before, doesn't mean Gavin will get away with murder again. And this time, there's no fading into the shadows. The only chance of saving his neck is by risking his heart--to the one woman from whom he can hide nothing.
02-24-2010 10:00 AM
Erica's website is full of all kinds of goodies regarding
For reviews: http://www.ericaridley.com/presskit/reviews.php
02-24-2010 10:59 AM
02-24-2010 11:43 AM
I am sooo excited to have Too Wicked To Kiss featured here on the Barnes & Noble forums!
If you'd like to win an autographed copy, I'm doing a Book-A-Day giveaway this week only. Details on my blog at: http://www.ericaridley.com/blog
You can also check out games, bonus content, and more contests over on the Unauthorized Scandal Sheet at http://www.2wicked2kiss.com
Here's the back cover copy:
HIS TOUCH HOLDS HER CAPTIVE...
From the ravens circling its spires to the gargoyles adorning its roof, Blackberry Manor looms ominously over its rambling grounds. And behind its doors, amid the flickering shadows and secret passageways, danger lies in wait.
TO HIS EVERY DARK DESIRE...
Evangeline Pemberton has been invited to a party at the sprawling estate of reclusive Gavin Lioncroft, who is rumored to have murdered his parents. Initially, Gavin's towering presence and brusque manner instill fear in Evangeline...until his rakish features and seductive attentions profoundly arouse her. But when a guest is murdered, Evangeline is torn. Could the man to whom she is so powerfully drawn, also be a ruthless killer?
TOO WICKED TO KISS
02-24-2010 12:04 PM
02-24-2010 12:19 PM
I can't wait for this book to be released! For those in the Tampa Bay area, Erica will be signing copies of TOO WICKED TO KISS at the Barnes & Noble in Carrollwood on Saturday, March 13th at 2:30pm. She'll be joined by other authors including Joan Johnston, Virginia Henley, Betina Krahn, Jeanie London, Roxanne St. Claire, Susan Kearney, Kathy Carmichael, Ann Jacobs & CL Wilson. It's going to be a party!
02-24-2010 12:41 PM
02-24-2010 12:54 PM
Erica, your book sounds fabulous! What a great combination-historical and paranormal. I'm so excited for you! I think it's going to be VERY successful! Congratulations. Can't wait to read it.
02-24-2010 01:48 PM - edited 02-24-2010 04:31 PM
02-24-2010 02:09 PM
02-24-2010 02:14 PM
Okay. I'm one of the lucky ones who snagged an ARC. I normally don't read historicals, but this one rocked. It was incredibly well written, angsty and funny at the same time if you can believe that. Add in a HOT hero, a unique heroine, a mystery and some paranormal and Ridley has done it on her first novel. Her writing is easy to read and unputdownable. Definitely, buy this book.
02-25-2010 07:45 AM
Sounds like a great book, Erica! I like the paranormal twist and am eager to read Too Wicked to Kiss.