Friday, November 9, 2012

Blog Tour & Giveaway - "Redemption for a Rogue" By: Jennifer Conner

Redemption for a Rogue
By: Jennifer Conner

Told by everyone, including his father, he is slow-witted, Lord John Mitchell is willing to do almost anything to avoid helping run the family estate or care for his orphaned nephew. His lifelong battle learning to read and write has convinced him his father is right. 
After the death of her husband in the Crimean War, Vivienne Ravenhill needs financial stability for her son and herself. 
When Lord John’s father suddenly dies, he is thrown into taking on the estate and the family’s mill. Are John’s learning disabilities something he can overcome in order to handle this responsibility? 
About the Author
Jennifer Conner is a best-selling Northwest author who has twenty short stories and one full length book on ebook and in print. She writes in Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Erotica.

Christmas Chaos was in the Kindle sales top 50 ebooks and #2 in the Romance category.
Her novel Shot in the Dark was a finalist in the Emerald City Opener, Cleveland, and Toronto RWA contests.

Jennifer is an Associate Publisher for the indie e-book publisher, Books to Go Now who resides in the Seattle area. They pride themselves in helping new authors get their foot in the door with well-edited manuscripts, professional covers, and platforms uploads.

She live in a hundred year old house that she grew up in. Her semi-small town holds an interesting mix of resident hillbillies, yuppies and Navy Seals. And of course Seattle, only a few miles away, is the birthplace of Starbucks so coffee is always on the check list. She blows glass beads with a blow torch, (which relieves a lot of stress and people don't bother you) and is a huge fan of my local soccer teams, the Seattle Sounders, and Kitsap Pumas. Boys in shorts! :)
Author Links
John dismissed Collins and then lifted the tray’s lid to inhale the marvelous full-bodied aromas. He glanced to Vivienne. Hunched over the desk, she held a quill in hand. An auburn curl fell over her forehead and a delightful frown creased her beautiful brow. A feeling of complete and total well being washed over him.
Is this what life should be? Could be? Happy. Content. Had he ever felt this before? His heart twisted. After so many years of wanting, could these three people give him everything he’d wished for? 
He slid the lid back over the meat and announced, “Let’s eat dinner before it grows cold.” 
Vivienne looked up for a second before going back to the paper in front of her. 
She shook her head. “There is still which needs to be done. You and the boys eat. I will take a bite later.” 
John moved to her, drew the quill from her hand, and placed it on the desk. He placed a thumb under her chin and then kissed her.

“The boys,” Vivienne said. Her cheeks blushed pink from his outward show of affection.
He tipped his head their direction. “They are playing. Nothing gets between boys and wooden soldiers. Someday these games will be replaced with a distraction of a beautiful woman.”
My Thoughts
     Wow! What Jennifer Conner can do with a couple of dozen pages is something so spectacular that other authors should sit up and take notice. Complete character development, a lovely romance, and a fast pace come together to just create a fun, nice story.   John and Vivienne are a perfect couple and work on their collective problems together, which was refreshing to see. Conner's use of dyslexia as a plot point was well thought out and meshed with the time period perfectly. Uncommon use in a historical for sure, but I loved how things worked out in such a realistic fashion. Sweet and fun, I'd definitely recommend this one to fans of historical romance. I'm off to read the rest of the series!

Book Details
Publisher: Books to Go Now
# of Pages: 35
Date of Publication: September 14, 2012


Jennifer will be awarding a book locket 
to a randomly drawn commenter 
(US/Canada Only) during the tour. 

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Check out the other tour stops
November 5:  Reviews by Molly
November 6: The Book Connoisseur
November 7:  Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
November 8:  Black Velvet Seductions Blog
November 8:  The Muse 
November 9:   The Brunette Librarian


  1. Wow the excerpt sounds great! i like the fact that she includes someone with a learning disability. I will add the book to my Christmas list. Blowing glass beads certainly sounds like an interesting hobby.

    1. Oops forgot to include my email :)

  2. I can't imagine the struggle of having dyslexia in the 1800's It is hard enough to deal with for people now. Thanks for your great giveaway Jennifer.Thanks for hosting. Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

  3. Love the cover, sounds like a great read. Thx for the giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  4. Wonderful cover and excerpt. I think that I will thoroughly enjoy this book
    Best wishes!
    Christine S
    cms72023 at gmail dot com

  5. i LOVE that locket!! great giveaway and the book looks very good so i will definitely be adding it to my list. thank you


  6. Liking the cover art :) and synopsis sound like it's going to be good read..


  7. Congrats on your release! This sounds like an awesome book! Love the sound of it! Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  8. Loved the excerpt!! And I can honestly say that I am going to enjoy reading this book. You have also touched on a condition that I haven't ever read in a historical book. Thank you for bringing it into your writing.