Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sealed With a Kiss: Lila DiPasqua + Giveaway

Lila DiPasqua

Lila DiPasqua writes wicked & witty historical romance for Penguin/Berkley. She lives with her real-life hero husband and three children and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after. She loves history and enjoys traveling. She has been to four continents so far. To learn more about Lila and her books, visit

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A MIDNIGHT DANCE—a Cinderella story that is as steamy and exciting as it is romantic. (FIERY TALES SERIES, Berkley Sensation, Historical Romance)

Devastatingly handsome and rich, Jules de Moutier, firstborn son of the Marquis de Blainville, was an officer in the King’s Navy and the center of attention at any noble gathering. His life was good, his future enviable, until a terrible twist of fate robbed him of his father, his family’s fortune and honor. As a result of his father’s conviction and execution for treason, the Moutier family is no longer in favor with the King. Stripped of their nobility, tossed out of the Navy and disgraced before his peers, Jules has lost everything he’s ever identified with. He’ll stop at nothing to uncover the person who framed his father, reclaim what’s rightfully his and exact revenge. It’s taken him years, but he’s now finally in a position to walk away from the privateering he took up out of necessity—intent on using his newly captured silver treasure to help him reclaim his former life and clear his family’s name. All is going according to plan, until he crosses paths with a certain blond and beautiful desperate thief.

He doesn’t know that Sabine Laurent had a tendre for him when she was fifteen. Nor is he aware that she’s not really a prostitute. He does, however, know that the full grown woman before him is beautiful and beguiling, even in her modest garb. He can’t wait to sample her charms. Before all is said and done, Sabine Laurent will have stolen his silver . . . and his heart.

The Love Letter:

Dearest Sabine,
I’ve never met a woman like you. I doubt I ever will. I know no other who would have had the courage to enter a camp full of men and attempt what you did.

There is no one else I’d rather match wits and wiles with. There’s no one else I’d rather have drive me mad—with the clash of anger and untamable desire you incite. Yet, I wouldn’t trade a moment of our time together. You alone managed to slip behind my defenses. You alone drew the bitterness out of my life.

There are many things I love about you. You are beautiful, bright, brave and loyal. I adore your stories. I love it how you melt at my touch. And how your lovely pale-colored hair is the color of moonbeams and starlight in the night’s silvery light. I even love those eccentric misfits you call your family, because they are a part of you.

I look forward to many midnight dances with you. I consider myself the richest man in the world as long as I have my silver-eyed beauty by my side

Yours always,

Jules de Moutier

Check out Jules and Sabine's love story in A MIDNIGHT DANCE:

Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy historical romance that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince...and make him pay.

Born into wealth, Sabine Laurent and her twin sister lived a life of luxury, their father's prestigious theater frequented by royalty and aristocracy alike. And Sabine dreamed of her own prince charming--the devastatingly handsome Jules de Moutier.

That was before the loss of her sister and her family's fall from grace--a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father's death, she's inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine's eccentric friends--the balance of her father's acting troupe--she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake--and make away with a fortune.

Resisting Jules's skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince...

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AND Look for the next in the Fiery Tales series—coming in April . . . UNDONE!

Inspired by the tale of Rapunzel, Lila DiPasqua offers a new steamy, emotionally charged historical romance in the acclaimed Fiery Tales Series . . . Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning . . .

Lila is giving away a signed copy of A MIDNIGHT DANCE to one lucky commenter! Just comment below AND fill out the rafflecopter form below to enter! Giveaway open to residents in the US and Canada.

And don't forget to head over to Ramblings From This Chick blog to check out Sabine's letter to Jules!

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Swing by the special Sealed with a Kiss event page to get extra entries for the GRAND PRIZE!!!


  1. I love retelling of fairy tales and this one sounds very good! This is on my TBR. Good luck on your release, Lila! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I've been wanting a book by Lila for awhile so this is an awesome chance to win. Thank you so much for the contest!

  3. Sigh, so lovely. I hope they have many midnight dances as well :)

  4. I really like this letter. I love the stories that are twists on classic fairy tales!

  5. Great letter. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  6. thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover of the book, it's beautiful and i look forward to reading it soon.

    How many books are you planning to do in the fairytale series?

    tammy ramey

  7. Great letters. I love the matching wits remark, this is something I love in books. Thanks so much for the giveaways and congrats on the upcoming release. Rapunzel has always been one of my faves.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  8. I have A Midnight Dance, and LOVED it! I can't wait for Undone!!! Such a beautiful cover. Can't wait for Undone! (oh have I mentioned that?)

  9. I loved this letter. I've had Lila on my TBR for awhile. Thank you for the giveaway.

  10. Great love letters, always loves romantic love letters in romance novels:D. Thank you very much for this wonderful giveaway, wish you all the best Lila:D. This is truly a perfect valentine gift:D.

  11. I can't wait to read this book!


  12. I loved this letter! Could Jules write one to me... pretty please? Thanks for sharing the letter and for the great giveaway!!!

  13. What a beautiful letter! I'm looking forward to reading the book.

  14. That young man has quite a way with words. Would that we all did.

  15. What a sweet letter. I don't know any men who would write a letter like that. Can't wait to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway.


  16. Thanks so much for having me! This has been so much fun. :) I've so enjoyed reading your comments. Thank you very much for all the lovely sentiments!

    I'm so thrilled by your interest and that you enjoyed Jules's letter. He is one charming rake, I tell you. ;)


  17. Great letter! Looking forward to reading the book!

    khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  18. I can't wait to read this book! That letter was so touching!

  19. Very sweet! My hubby needs to take some lessons!

    drgnys30 at yahoo dot com

  20. Such a lovely Letter - I've already enjoyed this book.

  21. Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! I'm loving these love letters!

  22. Thanks for another great letter.

  23. lovely love letter. and that next cover is amazing

  24. Can't wait to read this one :) Lovely letter :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I am so ready to read this book!

  26. I love a story re-telling and Cinderella is one of the classics! That was a very beautifully written love letter!

  27. These love letters are amazing. A Midnight Dance has been on my to be read pile, and can't wait to get it.
    THe cover for Undone is beautiful!!!

  28. Definelty worth reading again.

  29. Hi lila I just love watching the video of Midnight dance.
    Can't wait for Rapunzel I love the cover Red my new favorite color.
    Have a good one Ann.

  30. Aww that's so sweet! And this book sounds great, can't wait to read it!

    susiebranum (at) ymail (dot) com

  31. The letter piqued my interest because I want to know just what she was doing in the camp!

  32. A great giveaway! Definitely adding this to my pile!

  33. Love the letter. This one is on my must read list!




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