Excerpt & Giveaway with Author Natasha Blackthorne

Author Natasha Blackthorne

Today, I have author Natasha Blackthorne here with us sharing an excerpt from her latest release, A Measured Risk. Welcome to The Book Vixen Natasha!


She should demand that he put his arm down so she could pass by and leave. She really should. But she couldn't stop looking at his hard mouth and wondering what it would feel like upon hers. He was so close to her, his breath blew on her lips. If she moved but a fraction, she'd be kissing him.

Kissing him.

Dear God. Her breath began to come very fast and short. Her throat went tight with a suppressed moan.

His eyes burnt as brightly as aquamarines. He looked so fierce. If he kissed her, if he dared… Oh God, it would be so harsh. That cruel-looking mouth could express itself no other way.

Excitement rushed through her, sending tingles to every point of her body, even her toes.

But no, he wouldn't. Not yet.

He kept leaning closer. He didn't close his eyes. Instead, he seemed to focus all the harder upon her.

Heart pounding and unable to move away, she braced herself for his assault.

His lips brushed hers, barely. A gossamer caress.

He lifted his head.

It was done.

And it hadn't even begun.

He held her chin, appearing so cool, so unaffected. His kiss had seemed to sear her. An urge to put her fingers to her lips arose in her. She resisted it, for it would give away too much of how she was affected.

Never show your feelings.

He traced his thumb along her lower lip, slowly, deliberately, as he studied her with eyes that now glittered with something powerful and predatory. Heat pooled in her pelvis, low and spreading even lower.

She went weak all over, as if she'd lain in a sunny window seat for too long. Her knees almost buckled. She forced them to lock. To be strong.

It should not have affected her so profoundly. It had just been a peck—not a true kiss at all. William had poured out all of his skill upon her and hadn't garnered even a tenth of the reaction in her that this man's peck had.

Ruel traced her jaw line with his fingertips. Unthinkingly, she leaned in to his touch.

"Of course, once he has kissed her, then it's his turn to wonder…" His voice sounded unnaturally loud to her ears. "How will she respond? Will she withdraw, or can he ignite some hidden fire?"


About the Author

I write character driven erotic historical romance set in England and America during the late 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries.

Erotic historical romance explores the development of a romance primarily through sexual interaction within a historical context. My works contain frequent and graphic erotic content and frank sexual language.

I enjoy studying all aspects of social history and exploring that in my writing, as a result my plots may contain non-traditional situations.

My heroines are not always perfect ladies. They are more often naughty girls, wildflowers and wallflowers who enjoy flirting with the forbidden. I try to find the perfect hero for each heroine.

I am married to my own hero and we share our life with a very quirky calico cat. I have a BA in History and I love to read, both romance and scholarly history and I listen to a variety of music from classical to reggae. But mostly I am hard at work researching and writing my next story.


Find the author online: website | blog | twitter | facebook


About the Book

A Measured Risk by Natasha Blackthorne

He is her most dangerous temptation and now he is demanding her submission. Dare she take the risk?

Young dowager countess, Lady Cranfield, is emotionally scarred by the traumatic accident that took her husband's life. She cannot forget how he was killed and breathed his last in the circle of her trembling arms.

Imprisoned by her lingering fear of horses and carriages, Lady Cranfield is fascinated by the brave, self-assured Earl of Ruel and longs to be closer to him. She believes he alone can teach her how to overcome her terror.

Seduced by the covert, come-hither glances from the shy Lady Cranfield, Ruel sensed she would be the sweetest, most submissive experience of a lifetime-if only he can gain her total and complete trust.

Lady Cranfield grew up emotionally neglected by her ducal parents and later betrayed by her charming, handsome husband. She has learned that she can trust no one and protects herself at all costs. However, she's desperate to regain her former life and now willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue.

But Ruel wants something she never expected. He makes her a non-negotiable offer. His help in return for her complete sexual submission and total obedience for one month.

Dare she take the risk?

Reader Advisory: A Measured Risk is a work of erotic historical romance, set in the English Regency. It is not meant to be an accurate portrayal of or guide to how people recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is also not meant to be a portrayal of modern BDSM or Dominant/Submissive lifestyles.



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Giveaway

Thanks to Natasha Blackthorne, one lucky winner will receive a $6 to either Amazon or ARe, winner’s choice. Good luck to all who enter!

  • No purchase necessary.
  • Must be 18 years old or older to enter.
  • Giveaway open Internationally. Void where prohibited.
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  • Giveaway ends 9:01 pm (Pacific Time) on 1/1/2013.
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67 comments:

  1. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hello Erin,

      Thank you for the compliment. Happy holidays. :)

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    1. Hello Brianna,

      Thank you so much for hosting me today. :)

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  3. Hi

    I have not read your books yet - however thanks to blogs like The Book Vixen I get introduced to so many "new to me" authors and your books looks wonderful! I am adding to my list to read. I love historical romances and look forward to reading your books that have that little bit of something extra. :)

    Thanks for the chance
    Pam
    tpibrew@msn.com

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    1. Hello Pam,

      It is always nice to meet new readers.

      My stories are set in historical times and the plots center around a romance that develops through the erotic interaction between hero and heroine. The eroticism is the central feature of the developing romance rather than an adjunct to the plot.

      Thank you for checking out my post and thank you for the lovely compliment. Happy holidays to you and your family. :)

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  4. these books look great! thanks for the giveaway

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hello KMichelle,

      Thank you so much for checking out my post and for the compliment. Happy holidays. :)

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  5. I would love to read this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. Hello Tore,

      Thank you for visiting and for the kind words. Happy holidays. :)

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  6. Thank you so much for the giveaway! The book sounds really good!

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    1. Hello Arely,

      Nice to meet you. Thank you for the compliment. Happy holidays. :)

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  7. I love love love Natasha's books! I know this will be no exception!

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway!

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    1. Hello Eva,

      Thank you so much for the support. It truly means a lot to me. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. :)

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  8. The excerpt and blurb sold me! Looking forward to reading your stories. :)

    leahweller(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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    1. Thank you Leah, for the lovely compliment. I hope you have a happy holiday season. :)

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  9. Fear of horses? Interesting. Intriguing. Thanks for posting.
    Misty Trevino

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    1. Hello Misty,

      Yes, Lady Cranfield suffers with a lingering terror of both horses and carriages after the horrific death of her husband. The prologue tells the story of the accident and can be read on my blog or on the Amazon preview. Happy holidays.

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  10. Natasha, this would be my first book of yours that I will be reading. Thanks for the interview and excerpt. I wouldn't know about you and your books.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hello Kai,

      It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for the compliment. Happy holidays.

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  11. I have ran in to this book a few time that sites have been talking about. It sounds very interesting. I can't wait to see the whole story. Happy Holidays to all.

    Judy
    strawberryrose@earthlink.net

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  12. love historical romance ... all the strict rules in society ... the tension ... sexual frustration ... yummy ...

    thank you for sharing in the giveaway! happy holidays!

    jukyjoauka(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hello Kyla,

      There's more sexual interaction causing tension and difficulties and negative social consequences in my books than long and drawn out sexual frustration. :D The plots in my stories tend to center around a romance that develops through intense erotic interaction between the hero and heroine. Thank you so much for checking out my post and happy holidays.

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  13. Hello, thanks for the giveaway! Loving the the excerpt! :)

    skizzles_22_hju@yahoo.com

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    1. Hello Holly,

      I am so glad that you enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for checking out my post and happy holidays. :)

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  14. That was a toe tingling excerpt indeed!
    i like the wallflower heroine best, hope you'll write a few more of those :)

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    1. Hello Linda,

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback about wallflower heroines. Lady Cranfield is deeply intellectual in a very abstract way (We might call her a nerd in modern times. :D), shy, quiet. It is really bold and out of character for her to approach the Earl of Ruel the way she does. It takes a lot of courage for her to do so. She may be quiet, live in her own thoughts but she is also strong in her own way. She's been very emotionally independent, telling herself that she needs no one and can only trust herself. She particularly does not trust her own peers. But this emotional independence that she prides herself on becomes her weakness when she witnesses her husband's horrific death and then becomes haunted by it. She begins to see that maybe she's going to have to open to another person and trust in them completely to find her way back to the courage and strength to face her fears.

      I really enjoyed getting to know her character and telling her story.

      My heroines tend to be wallflowers or wildflowers.

      Thank you for visiting with me today and happy holidays. :)

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  15. This will be my must-read to complete, before the end of the year!

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    1. Hello Amy,

      Thank you for the kind words. Happy New Year. :)

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  16. A MEASURED RISK does look & sound fabulous thank you.

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    1. Hello Mary,

      Thank you. I hope you had a Happy Holiday season and Happy New Year. :)

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  17. Can't wait to start reading your books. I love erotic historical fiction and have added you to my must read list.

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    1. Hello Mary,

      Thank you for the compliment. I hope you have a Happy New Year. :)

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  18. It sounds great Natasha! I can't wait to read it :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Hello Cassandra,

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. Happy New Year. :)

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  19. thanks for the chance, love historicals, and Natasha are good. julie.beasley@btinternet.com

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  20. i'm back, yet again, to try and win a copy of this book,lol. been on my tbr list for a while, but alas, i am a poor,poor girl right now,lol. my book addiction can not survive my brokeness ;0) this book sounds amazing!!! happy holidays and thanks so much for the chance to possibly win a book i've wanted to read for awhile now :0)
    adamsgirl4602@yahoo.com

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    1. Hello Patricia,

      Thank you for the lovely words. Happy New Year! :)

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  21. I just started reading historical romances. I have bought 2 of your books and cant wait to buy more. Hopefully i get a kindle for xmas.
    lauratroxel@yahoo.com

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    1. Hello Laura,

      Thank you so very much for your support. It truly means a lot. I hope you got your Kindle. Happy New Year. :)

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  22. I've only read maybe 2 or 3 historicals, and I must admit that I'd really love to read one of Natasha's books. I've been hearing great things about them, so it's time I think. After the holidays....
    Thank you for the chance.....
    ♥Sebrina

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    1. Hello Sebrina,

      Thank you so much. I hope you have a Happy New Year. :)

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  23. Thanks for sharing the excerpt - I'm ready for more ;)

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    1. Hello bas1chs,

      It is so nice to see you here. Happy New Year. :)

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  24. I enjoyed the excerpt and the description of A Measured Risk. I'm looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Hello Barbara,

      I am so glad that you enjoyed the excerpt. I hope you have a Happy New Year. :)

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  25. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway and excerpt.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. Hello Joanne,

      Thank you so much. Happy New Year. :)

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  26. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway! I look forward to hearing more about Natasha!

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    1. Hello Erika,

      Thank you for checking out my post. Happy New Year. :)

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  27. From what I read it is fantasticand I can't wait to read the rest.bibbiesparks@yahoo.com

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    1. Hello Bibbie,

      Thank you so much for the compliment. I hope you have a Happy New Year. :)

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  28. It looks like a great story. Happy Holidays!

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  29. I have this and loved it! This is a must read!
    ivegotmail8889(at)yahoo(dot))com

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    1. Hello PC,

      I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed A Measured Risk. Thank you for your support. Happy New Year. :)

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  30. Just found the blog and Natasha. Looking forward to getting to know you all better.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hello Debby,

      It is so nice to meet you. I hope you have a happy New Year. :)

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  31. Thank you for the giveaway. I love historical romances and your books.

    bmack31919 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hello Night Owl,

      I am a night owl too. :D Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my post and for the kind compliment. Happy New Year. :)

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  32. Love Natasha's books! I cut my teeth on historical romances and these are one of my favs. This is a new blog I look forward to following.
    Thanks and Happy New Year.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hello Mel,

      It is so nice to see you here. Thank you so much for your support. I hope the new year is a wonderful one for you. :)

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  33. This sounds like a great book. I have really been wanting to read this book.

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