Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sealed With a Kiss: Maggie Robinson + Giveaway

Maggie Robinson

Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.

Maggie Robinson also writes under the name Margaret Rowe. Margaret is an RT Reviewers Choice nominee in the best erotic fiction category for Any Wicked Thing and will be going to the RT convention in Chicago in April.

Maggie's Master of Sin comes out March 27, 2012 and hope's to be signing both books. Margaret has a short story in Agony/Ecstasy that releases this month.

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Love letters have definitely gone out of fashion. Somehow love emails just don’t have the same zing. In Regency times, people spent hours writing letters. Several of my couples communicated by letter with each other in my books, but I decided to pick a couple that didn’t write to each other. Couldn’t. For the hero Desmond Ryland, Marquess of Conover was married to someone else and wandering the globe to escape from his miserable marriage. His true love Laurette was attempting to live a virtuous life without him. Here’s what they might have written when their hearts were full of longing.

The Love Letter:

Dearest Laurie,

Do you know I write to you every week? Of course you don’t, because I never send the letters. Sometimes I tell you what I’ve seen; sometimes I tell you what is in my heart, This letter is both.

Tonight our group was crowded into the room reserved for travelers in Atleek. There was barely room to turn around, so I wandered down to the waterfront. The men stayed and prayed that the drought that has so devastated Syria would end, making a vow not to return to their homes and harems until it was so. We saw a solemn procession in Jerusalem dedicated to this fervent hope as well led by the Aga himself. The conditions here are unbearable.

I could not help but compare the crop failure and hunger of the local people to the summer of 1808. Our summer. What seemed such a calamity to me at nineteen is revealed now to be not half so dire as what has befallen the population here. I have seen children’s bodies on the streets and heard the wailing of their mothers from behind the walls.

I know I am doing to my own son what my grandfather did to me. I believe I have mastered the fury I felt towards my uncle and the Berrymans some years ago. My pride had been nicked, my love for you thwarted. And I have seen too much of the world now to imagine myself at the center of the universe.

I listen to the wash of the waves. An obligatory crescent moon hangs from the purple sky. I’ve had seen the remains of ancient cities, roofless ruins scattered in the desert sand. Nothing lasts, save the indecipherable inscriptions that excites William so, and my feelings for you. The world here is in turmoil, as it had been for thousands of years. And here I stand, removed from my own life, my bones baked by day by the relentless sun, my nights chilled by loneliness.

The evening call to prayer echoes in the town. I will drop to my knees, my head touching the sand. My prayers are always the same and have yet to be answered.

All my love,



Check out Con and Laurette's love story in: 

First comes seduction. . .
As children, Desmond Ryland, Marquess of Conover, and Laurette Vincent were inseparable. As young adults, their friendship blossomed into love. But then fate intervened, sending them down different paths. Years later, Con still can't forget his beautiful Laurette. Now he's determined to make her his forever. There's just one problem. Laurette keeps refusing his marriage proposals. Throwing honor to the wind, Con decides that the only way Laurette will wed him is if he thoroughly seduces her. . .

Then comes marriage. . .
Laurette's pulse still quickens every time she thinks of Con and the scorching passion they once shared. She aches to taste the pleasure Con offers her. But she knows she can't. For so much has happened since they were last lovers. But how long can she resist the consuming desire that demands to be obeyed. . .?

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Maggie is giving away a copy of MISTRESS BY MIDNIGHT, to 1 lucky commenter (Open Internationally) 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 Laurette's letter to Con, and comment/enter that giveaway as well! 

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  1. What a terrific letter. :) Very touching... :)

  2. What a great letter. Can't wait to read Mistress By Midnight to see what happens between Laurette and Con.


  3. wow... desmond just remind me with few customers who had sent email to me (to my office mail id) and call me desmond, lol

    love this letter ;)

  4. Thanks for the letter! So sad... especially after reading Laurette's!!! Definitely adding to my wishlist!

  5. Lovely letter for a lovely book.

  6. Wow... writing love letters.. well any letters nowadays, seems to be such a lost art. It's all texts and twitter. I wish letters could make a comeback and everyone would have beautiful cursive handwriting.
    Book looks great.. going on tbr pile


  7. Sigh, that letter just makes me want to read your books more! I hope to remedy that soon!

  8. This sounds like a great story. After reading both of the letters, I definitely must get a copy of this book. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!

  9. Very beautiful letter and very stirring as well! Thank you for your participation in this giveaway!

  10. Con's letter is so touching! I loved it!!!


  11. This letter is so touching, I'm crying while reading this letter. This is so beautiful and break my heart at the same time. Can't wait to read this book! aretha_zhen@yahoo.com

  12. What a wonderful letter Con wrote. I can't wait to read Laurette and Con's story.

  13. He did write a beautiful letter...but is he still married at the time? Has he left his wife? I need to find out these answers before I can embrace this.

  14. So sweet. Good luck on your upcoming releas, Maggie!

  15. Beautiful letter. The book sounds very good.

  16. Beautiful letter! (the two letters reveal so much about Con and Laurette's yearning for each other.)

    Really looking forward to reading this one.

  17. Even in the devastating place where he's at, he can find a moment of peace to share his feelings with the woman he loves! Please Maggie don't let him suffer more. This man is worth fighting for!

  18. i love the cover, it's beautiful and the excerpt"letter" was wonderful. i can't wait to read the book and see what happens next.

    tammy ramey

  19. Lexi, he never sent the letter, for he is indeed still married and keeps his vows. But I'm happy to say I do kill off his manipulative wife and he does get his HEA with his childhood sweetheart!

    Thanks to everyone who commented! Happy reading ~Maggie

  20. I love this letter! Haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Wow, what a letter. I would say I love it but it is so sad! Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. So sweet. Can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. That was a truly lovely letter and it leads me to be curious about what happened with the two and his wife.

  24. It such a sweet letter. How many man would write a letter to a woman he loves nowadays? very rare I guess. A man who wrote that kind of letter is a man that you want to keep forever.

    Thank u for this awesome giveaway and making it international.

  25. Con has penned a lovely letter. I'm sure Laurie appreciates his words very much.

  26. Letter writing will always e #1 to me verses email.This letter really touched me, so sad and filled with all his emotions. Thanks for the opportunity.Can't wait to read it.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  27. What a sad letter, made sadder because he cannot send it to his love. I wonder how his wife at home fits into this story? Will have to read to find out! Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. I did love the letter thank you. It was beautiful.


  29. It is a sad letter. I love it tho. It's a bit different from the other. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.




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