Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sealed With a Kiss: Shana Galen + Giveaway

Shana Galen

Shana Galen is the author of numerous fast-paced adventurous Regency historical romances, including the Rita-nominated Blackthorne’s Bride. Her books have been sold worldwide, including Japan, Brazil, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and the Netherlands, and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. A former English teacher in Houston’s inner city, Shana now writes full time. She’s a wife, a mother, and an expert multi-tasker. She loves to hear from readers: visit her website atwww.shanagalen.com or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

Find Shana OnlineWebsite | The Jaunty Quills | Facebook | Twitter

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you’ve made your plans and are looking forward to the big day. But if you are not, if you hate Valentine’s Day, know you are not alone. The heroine from my new book, The Rogue Pirate’s Bride, is not a fan of Valentine’s Day either. In fact, Raeven isn’t much of a fan of Bastien, my hero. She’s an admiral’s daughter and hates pirates, Bastien in particular. She’d rather kill him than kiss him, and she has good reason. Bastien wouldn’t mind kissing Raeven, and he has been known to take a liberty or two. But what do you expect from a rogue pirate? I managed to turn up some scraps of “love” letters between these two. I hope you enjoy!

The Love Letter:


Adapted from Gammer Gurton's Garland, a 1784 collection of English nursery rhymes

The rose is red, the violet's blue,

My sword is sharp, I’ll run it straight through you.

Thou are my enemy and I am thine;

I spit upon your Valentine:

You killed my fiancé, my dearest love,

And now off the plank, I’ll give you a shove.

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Check out Bastien and Raeven's love story in: 
The Rouge Pirate

Revenge should be sweet, but it may cost him everything…
The marquis de Valère escaped certain death in the French Revolution and is now an infamous privateer. Out to avenge the death of his mentor, Bastien discovers himself astonishingly out of his depth when confronted with a beautiful, daring young woman who is out for his blood…

Forgiveness is unthinkable, but it may be her only hope…
British Admiral’s daughter Raeven Russell believes Bastien responsible for her fiancé’s death. But once the fiery beauty crosses swords with Bastien, she’s not so sure she really wants him to change his wicked ways…


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**Giveaway**
Shana is giving away a copy of THE ROGUE PIRATES BRIDE, to 1 lucky commenter (US and Canada Only) So make sure you leave a comment on this post AND fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win!

And don't forget to head over to Ramblings From This Chick blog, check out Bastien's poem to Raeven, and comment/enter that giveaway as well! 


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51 comments:

  1. That's an interesting poem. :) Certainly unsual for valentine. :)

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  2. I love the poem, it's very original.

    I really, really, want to read "The Rogue Pirate's Bride".

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  3. Loved the poem. So much hate between Raeven and Bastien. Could it really be love? Can't wait to read this book.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  4. LOL... great poem! Definitely not a "traditional" valentine. Loved Ms. Galen's last book, Lord and Lady Spy. Can't wait for this one!!!

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  5. Shana is such a great writer. I have a few of her books in my cart at amazon. They are the next ones I am getting. I wanted some great historical romance books and she was the first to come to mind. Thanks for the chance to win her new one.

    Mary

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  6. Oh, I loved that letter! Definitely NOT a love letter, lol. Thank you so much for the chuckles!

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  7. Their poems to each other made me smile this morning :P Can't wait to read.
    Happy Valentines everyone!

    sharocks13@yahoo.com

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  8. I love Shana's books. I own a few and my favorite is the one from last year. Can't wait to read this one too!

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  9. Ha. Huzzah for Raeven. Very funny. "And now off the plank, I’ll give you a shove."

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  10. Thank you, May. Raeven is not your typical heroine :-)

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  11. Thanks, Diane! Good luck with the giveaway.

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  12. Joanne, you'll have to read the book to see if it's really love :-)

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  13. Erin, thank you so much. Lord and Lady Spy will always be one of my favorites.

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  14. Thanks, Mary! I'm so glad you thought of me.

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  15. You are welcome, June. I had fun writing the letter. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  16. Thanks, Sharon. I'm glad you got a smile this morning.

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  17. Thanks, LilMissMolly! Good luck with the giveaway.

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  18. Gayle, I like the part where she spits on his Valentine. I can see her doing that!

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  19. LOL! That cat definitely has claws! These two characters sound FABULOUS!!!

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  20. That's pretty much the summation of all my Valentines. Glad I'm not the only one. :)

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  21. Thanks so much, Lady Red! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  22. Oh, no, Jenni! You are not alone.

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  23. WOW! That was quite a "love letter":) Can't wait to read the story!

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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  24. Wow! That 'Love Letter' is a bit rough - wonder how they get past that animosity!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  26. Di, that's exactly what I want you to wonder. Bwahahaha!!

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  27. Totally amusing, thank you, Shana!

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  28. lol What a great way to express his feelings eh ? I cannot wait to read Bastian's story. I just recently finished Armand's. Loved it so much. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  29. Thanks for the poem. I haven't read this series, but it's sounds fascinating.
    penfield716(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  30. I like her response to Bastien!

    The cover is nice, btw -- love that Raeven's the one with the weapon. ^_^

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  31. Lol, that was great! It seem so true to her and I can see her doing it all :)

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  32. I really liked the letter. It's so funny.

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  33. LOL I loved it! =D

    emilytardy @ yahoo . com

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  34. I think this relationship needs work! LOL

    Sue P.
    pennsdog(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. Thanks, Carol! I'm so glad you liked Armand's story.

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  36. Thanks, Kim. It's a fun book and series.

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  37. I love this letter! Nothing like running your true love through with a sword!!!! I love this series.
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  38. Hahaha, I love Raeven! Such a fiesty girl. Perfect letter for her to write.

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  39. Tin, that's my favorite part of the cover.

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  40. Yes, Lisa, I can see her doing it too!

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  41. Thanks, Lexi! I love that word--feisty!

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  42. Witty and intriguing "letter." :-)

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  43. I wanted to say thanks to Rita for hosting Raeven and me. We had a wonderful time. Good luck everyone with the giveaway!

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  44. I think I'm going to like her!

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