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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Contest & Guest Post with Kerrelyn Sparks

Today on My Overstuffed Bookshelf, I have the very talented Kerrelyn Sparks!!
Lets give her a warm welcome and stay tuned after reading her Guest Post for an amazing giveaway hosted by AVON books!

A Different Sort of Hero

            Not every romance hero can be born a duke...or a werewolf.  That was the idea behind the hero of The Forbidden Lady.  Can a normal guy succeed as a hero without the benefit of a title-- or in the case of my usual supernatural heroes, without the benefit of superpowers or fangs?

            Introducing Quincy Stanton, the hero of The Forbidden Lady.  He’s a sea captain from Boston in 1769, a tense time in American history that climaxes with the Boston Massacre.  Quincy is recruited by the Sons of Liberty to spy on the British. Instead of shifting into a werewolf, he transforms into the James Bond of the American Revolution.  With no superpowers, he depends on some super gadgets—a carriage rigged with special compartments and a booby trap, a magnifying glass lined with phosphorescence so it glows in the dark, and a submersible for sneaking about Boston harbor. (This is based on the Turtle, an actual submersible used during the Revolutionary War).

            So Quincy is a different sort of hero—or is he?  Like all my heroes, Quincy possesses what I consider heroic virtues:  honor, strength, intelligence, and integrity.  He also has something else in common with my supernatural heroes—a second identity he needs to keep secret.  He can’t admit to being a spy.  It would cost him his life.  So when he falls in love, how can he gain the heroine’s trust without revealing his secret?

            It’s the same dilemma that some of my vampire and shifter heroes face.  In Wild About You, (releasing November 27th), Howard Barr is trying to win the heart of Elsa.  Would any woman in her right mind want to fall in love with a guy who occasionally becomes a real bear?  A huge, grizzly bear to be precise. 

            Whether it’s a sea captain hiding the fact that he’s a spy, or a guy who played for the Chicago Bears hiding the fact that he’s a were-bear, it’s still a hero with a dual personality. He’s both the prince and the beast, and it will take a special heroine (or Beauty) to see past the beast and recognize the prince.  In The Forbidden Lady, Quincy becomes a very different sort of beast—an obnoxious dandy in lavender silk and a lavender-tinted wig.  Only another spy, the lovely Virginia Munro, will manage to see through his Scarlet Pimpernel-like masquerade.  And along the way, there will be a lot of laughs, some adventure and suspense, and of course, some glorious romance.

            The Forbidden Lady goes on sale in e-book form September 25th, then in print form October 25th. Originally published as For Love or Country, it has now been revised to be funnier and sexier than ever.  Wild About You, the thirteenth book in the Love at Stake series, releases November 27th.  For more information, please visit www.kerrelynsparks.com



Kerrelyn Sparks’ first paranormal romance, How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire, zoomed out of the bat cave so fast it became Borders bestselling debut romance of 2005.   Each book in the Love at Stake series has become a USAToday bestseller.  When the fourth book, The Undead Next Door, landed on the New York Times bestseller list, even the Undead sat up and took notice, which made Kerrelyn a bit nervous. She lives in the Greater Houston area with her husband, children, and a house full of garlic.  So far, there are no vampires in her family. Werewolves are another matter entirely.



Thanks to AVON/HarperCollins, I have:

5 copies of How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire (US ONLY)
1 $25 gift card to the e-retailer of winners choice (INTERNATIONAL)

-- Comment for your chance to win!
-- Please state if you are US or International so I know which contest to enter you in.
-- Leave an email address for me to contact you if you win!
-- Contest ends 9/30/2012


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Blogger Nikki said...

I can't wait to read this book It's a change from the more supernatural books I normally read. Thank you for the chance to win!

I live in the US and my email is nmagante@gmail.com

September 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Now who wouldn't want to marry a millionaire vampire ;)? Gotta love it!
I'm in the US.

September 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Na said...

I'm intrigued by the hero. I definitely think a "normal" man can be a hero. I also look for qualities like intregity, bravely and intelligence. I think heroes come in all types. Vampires are my favorite paranormal creatures to read about so I've met many great undead heroes.


September 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Susan T. said...

I love the title. Thanks.

I'm in the US.

September 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

This is one of my favorite series. Looking forward to the new one.


bacchus76 at myself dot com

September 26, 2012 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger June M. said...

I am so glad I came across Kerrelyn's books a couple of years back. I happened to see a quote on it from an author that I love so I thought I would give one a try. LOVED it and had to get the rest :) Now, these books are on my auto buy list! I can't wait to read Howard's story and will be getting TFL just as soon as it is released in print (to go with my other books from Kerrelyn).

June in the US
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

September 26, 2012 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger JenM said...

I always loved The Scarlet Pimpernel, so I will definitely check out The Forbidden Lady, and I love bear shifters also, so both books sound good.
US resident

Jen(at)delux(dot) com

September 26, 2012 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Evie said...

I can't wait to learn more about Quincy! This book sounds great!
And thanks for the giveaway :)

by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

September 27, 2012 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger Carol M said...

This sounds like a series I would really enjoy! I'd love to start with this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

I live in the U.S.

mittens0831 at aol dot com

September 27, 2012 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger erin said...

Thanks for a great post and giveaway! How did I miss this series!?! It sounds fantastic :)


September 27, 2012 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger justpeachy36 said...

I enjoyed reading the guest post and I'd love to win a copy of the book.



September 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Texas Book Lover said...

I've been a huge fan of the Love at Stake series for several years now. I'm gonna have to check out Kerrelyn's new historical romance novel. It sounds terrific!

Thanks so much!
mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

September 27, 2012 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Texas Book Lover said...

Forgot...I'm in the US!

September 27, 2012 at 8:53 AM  
OpenID smartmouthtexan said...

I absolutely love this series. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.

Ashley (US)


September 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Tiffany K said...

I absolutely love your Love at Stake series! You have had me hooked for a long time. The last book you had out I went to four different stores before finding it.

I live in the US.
Thank you so very much for a chance to win a book from you!!

tiffanykrepps @ gmail . com

September 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM  
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September 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Kima said...

Hi Kerrelynn! I was introduced to your books at my very first RT and have been hooked ever since. Thanks for the opportunity to grab some more of your titles!

Kim (in the US)

September 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Yeah for mistakes!

September 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Yeah for mistakes!

September 27, 2012 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

OH I love your Paranormal line and this one sounds great. Will be looking for it.

Great contest. I live in the US.

September 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Aurore said...

I love the Love at stake series. Of course, when I finished reading them all, I had to read For Love or Country (it was a few year ago, before it became The Forbidden Lady). It was a sweet and funny read! I can't wait for Howard's book, he's such a great bear.
Thank you for the contest.


September 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Nicole Noffsinger said...

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September 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Nicole Noffsinger said...

I have been a long standing fan of the Love At Stake Series and I can't wait to explore Mrs.Sparks other books.


September 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Galyardt said...

i get all exicited when i hear a kerrelyn sparks book - thanks for the chance to win!!
United States

September 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Martha Lawson said...

This one sounds awesome! I'd love to be entered to win. Thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

September 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Kerrelyn! I just love all your books! I cannot wait for all your latest books that are coming out this year. Thank you for the opportunity to win a signed book of yours.


September 27, 2012 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger sheryl said...

Have added to my TBR list! I can't wait to read about Howard too! Thanks for the chance! I live in the US.

September 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Pat Cochran said...

Book and title sound great! I guess
if I were to marry a vampire I would
want him to be a millionaire! He would
need to be to provide for our especially
long lifetimes!

Pat C.

September 27, 2012 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Reading mind said...

I'd love to read this one, it sounds so good!!!

I live in Italy, so International!

aliasgirl at libero dot it

September 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger NoraA said...

Kerrelyn, I'm a big fan of your books and have enjoyed them all. I'd love to add How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire for my already burgeoning home library.

September 27, 2012 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Johanna R Jochum said...

I love all your books. Can't wait to read this one. I'm a big fan of historical and PNR!

evjochum AT aol DOT com

September 27, 2012 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Johanna R Jochum said...

Oh I'm from the US

September 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Tore said...

I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. I am a USA citizen and I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

September 27, 2012 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Dona Stewart said...

I would love to read this book.
I live in the US and my email is

September 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Tre said...

Love your books Great "take me away" series!
In the US of A

September 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger VampireAngel said...

eek i want to read it
i love vampire books
bring sexiness

September 27, 2012 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger VampireAngel said...

oh forgot my email
im fom usa

September 27, 2012 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger twin2for2 said...

Love your books, Kerralyn. I have them all (most in paperback). A few on Kindle including the newest and have ordered the next one to be out (Howard's story).

I live in the US. My email address is twin1947@hotmail.com

September 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM  
OpenID bookmaven623 said...

I love all of these books. Especially my fave, Ian.

blueyedgal623 at gmail dot com

September 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM  
OpenID bitchinbooks said...

Hey! Love your books, sit on the edge of my seat waiting for the next to come out and usually read within 2 days!

I'm in the US!


September 27, 2012 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Gwen said...

Nothing is better than a free read, unless of course you add free chocolate :) Love your books!

September 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Sasha Huhn said...

Love your books.

September 27, 2012 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Margie subia said...

i would love to try this book, read all love at stake ones, really love them. rophill63@yahoo.com margie

September 27, 2012 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Dawna Preston said...

I love her books

September 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Cheryl Lee said...

I love this series! I eagerly await the release of each new book. I would love to win this contest!

Please contact me at Cherie.avon@yahoo.com if I am chosen. Thanks!

September 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger *yadkny* said...

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September 27, 2012 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger *yadkny* said...

I really enjoy stories that feature a normal guy succeeding as a hero. Thanks for the giveaway!



September 27, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger DANIELA said...

I'm a fan of the love at stake series and I'm looking forward to reading Howard's story.

dany7578 at hotmail dot com

September 27, 2012 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger emisan said...

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September 27, 2012 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger carpathian_princess said...

I'm so thankful I came across Ms. Sparks books.... never have I reread books like I read this series....... clearly the best books in my library... I may even have to buy the whole collection again ( thats how much I read them ha ha ha). Million thanks.

Us residents

September 27, 2012 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger elainec said...

Great contest! Hope your new book is a success.

September 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Janhvi said...

I am super excited for The Forbidden Lady and Wild About You! I want to know Howard's story :)

justjanhvi at gmail dot com

September 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger emisan said...

Love this series, Kerrelyn. (Mea culpa for the earlier misspelling.) It's a real treat to have a series that is consistently well-written and the characters so lovable. Roman--I may be older but you won't lose a fang in my neck...

Texas, USA: iamemi01 at gmail dot com

September 27, 2012 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger marybelle said...

I'm just getting into Paranormal Romance. HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE VAMPIRE looks fabulous.



September 27, 2012 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Nocturnal Lady said...

Kerrelyn Sparks’ books are WONDERFULL, I started reading her books years ago and have been hooked since, there are very few authors who's books i find worth re-reading,and her books are among those. I love how her books are so packed with twists and turns and little snippets of humor that you cant possibly absorb it all in just one time reading it.

September 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Mcbecky said...

Would live to get a copy of the book

September 28, 2012 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Carol L. said...

I can't wait to read The Forbidden Lady and meet Quincy. He sounds delightful. And I've been waiting for Howard's story. Thanks for this chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

September 28, 2012 at 5:03 AM  
Blogger orelukjp0 said...

I love all your series, especially Love at Stake. your writing takes one into the world your mind gas created.
thank you for the wonderful contest.
I am US and email is orelukjp0 at gmail dot com.

September 28, 2012 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger LButz2001 said...

I am international. I have every book in the Love at Stake series and a gift card would help me buy the 2 most recent installments. Lisa_Butz2001@yahoo.com

September 28, 2012 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Terri Matlock said...

I Love the love at stake series! I will have to check out the "Forbidden Lady" though. I haven't read it yet. Thank you for the great post and the giveaway!

I'm located in the US.

Terri M
Oklahomamommy0306 @ Gmail.com

September 28, 2012 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Hey thanks for the chance to win an awesome book from an awesome auther. Im in the U.S.

September 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger zanygoddess said...

LOVE me some Sparks Vamps

September 28, 2012 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I love this series! I'm a big fan of paranormal books. Thanks for the giveaway.
I'm in the US


September 28, 2012 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Linda Young said...

I am in the USA.

I just finished reading Wanted: Undead or Alive. I loved it! I can't wait to read the next one.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

September 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Aly said...

I love your books! Can't wait to read the HR one. I heard you'll write a sequel, I know it'll be as great as your other books:D


September 28, 2012 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger tracie2667 said...

This is a great series from a wonderful person as well as a great author. I live in Australia so I'm international thank you for including us many don't

September 28, 2012 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger tracie2667 said...

Sorry forgot my email


Thanks again

September 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger sms77845 said...

Kerrelyn, I'm a big fan of your books , can't wait to read this one!!! :0)

September 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Elvina Hanson said...

Would love this one. I'm in the US.


September 28, 2012 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger jmcgaugh said...

Kerrelyn, I really enjoy your Love at Stake books and am looking forward to Wild about You. I've been a fan of the Scarlet Pimpernel for years, so The Forbidden Lady sounds really fun.

September 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

I would love to win this book! I'm a Kerrelyn Sparks fan! Thank you.

Mel K. in the USA <~rhymes :-)
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

September 29, 2012 at 8:28 AM  

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