for the release of the latest book in Stephanie Laurens’ Cynster Series,
Follow along the excerpt tour beginning in May, with giveaways and long excerpts in consecutive order at each tour stop!
- Series: Cynster (#23)
- Mass Market Paperback: 438 pages
- Publisher: Mira (May 26, 2015)
Duty compels her to turn her back on marriage. Fate drives him to protect her come what may. Then love takes a hand in this battle of yearning hearts, stubborn wills, and a match too powerful to deny. #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens returns to rugged Scotland with a dramatic tale of passionate desire and unwavering devotion.
Restless and impatient, Marcus Cynster waits for Fate to come calling. He knows his destiny lies in the lands surrounding his family home, but what will his future be and with whom will he share it?
Of one fact he feels certain: his fated bride will not be Niniver Carrick. His elusive neighbor attracts him mightily, yet he feels compelled to protect her—even from himself. Fickle Fate, he’s sure, would never be so kind as to decree that Niniver should be his. The best he can do for them both is to avoid her.
Niniver has vowed to return her clan to prosperity. The epitome of fragile femininity, her delicate and ethereal exterior cloaks a stubborn will and an unflinching devotion to the people in her care. She accepts that she cannot risk marrying and losing her grip on the clan’s reins to an inevitably controlling husband. Unfortunately, many local men see her as their opportunity.
Soon, she’s forced to seek help to get rid of her unwelcome suitors. Powerful and dangerous, Marcus Cynster is perfect for the task. Suppressing her wariness over tangling with a gentleman who so excites her passions, she appeals to him for assistance with her peculiar problem.
Although at first he resists, Marcus discovers that, contrary to his expectations, his fated role is to stand by Niniver’s side and, ultimately, to claim her hand. Yet in order to convince her to be his bride, they must plunge headlong into a journey full of challenges, unforeseen dangers, passion, and yearning, until Niniver grasps the essential truth—that she is indeed a match for Marcus Cynster.
“Laurens maintains her stylish storytelling in another compelling romance with a hint of suspense and an interesting look at gender roles, power, and partnership.” – Kirkus on A Match for Marcus Cynster
“A fun and fast-moving read, and better edited than many of Laurens’ past efforts. Highly recommended.” – Kirkus on The Tempting of Thomas Carric
“Readers will find this new generation of Cynsters as delightful as the first.” – RT Book Reviews on on The Tempting of Thomas Carrick
“Best-selling Laurens’ long-¬running Cynster Next Generation series proves that she’s an expert at matching a fast-paced, danger-spiced plot with a sensually charged love story, and her latest romance delivers everything her readers expect.” – Booklist on The Tempting of Thomas Carrick
“WOW! Once again Ms Laurens brings us a fabulous book.”-BuriedUnderRomance.com on The Tempting of Thomas Carrick
New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens originally began writing as an escape from the dry world of professional science. Her hobby quickly became a career; she has been writing historical romance novels for more than 20 years. Currently living outside Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two cats, she spends most of her days writing new stories in her signature ‘Errol Flynn meets Jane Austen” style.
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Stephanie Laurens’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, May 11th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, May 12th: Reading Reality
Wednesday, May 13th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Thursday, May 14th: In the Hammock
Friday, May 15th: Broken Teepee
Monday, May 18th: Let Them Read Books
Tuesday, May 19th: Bibliophilia, Please
Wednesday, May 20th: Bibliotica
Thursday, May 21st: Bell, Book & Candle
Friday, May 22nd: Urban Girl Reader
Monday, May 25th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy
Tuesday, May 26th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, May 27th: The Romance Dish
Wednesday, May 27th: Read Love Blog
Thursday, May 28th: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, May 29th: Written Love Reviews