Friday, August 12, 2011

Welcome Beth Trissel with Into The Lion's Heart And A Book Giveaway

What We Are Saying:

It's been our pleasure to have Beth Trissel as our guest this week with her new book, INTO THE LION'S HEART, which will be released on August 17th . She is an historical romance writer, paranormal, time travel and also a non-fiction writer. Beth has won many awards for her writing including 2008 Golden Heart® Finalist,2008 Winner Preditor's & Editor's Readers Poll, Publisher’s Weekly BHB Reader’s Choice Best Books of 2009, 2010 Best Romance Novel List at Buzzle and winner of Book of the Week Five Times At LASR. Beth is excited to offer a book giveaway to one lucky person who comments on site and leaves their email address.

What Beth Is Saying...
 Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles.

Recently I branched out beyond romance with a nonfiction book about country life entitled Shenandoah Watercolors, available as a Kindle and Nookbook.

What Others Are Saying...

"When I think of a historical romance, I think of Beth Trissel."~Bella Wolfe, You Gotta Read

"Beth Trissel is a skilled storyteller and scene-builder. She immediately plunges the reader into action and excitement with a vivid sense of time and place."~Historical Romance Author Kris Kennedy (for historical romance novel Enemy of the King)

"Ms. Trissel makes wonderful use of descriptive language. I felt as if I were actually there."~Poinsettia, Long and Short Reviews

"Ms. Trissel brings the countryside and its people alive with her fascinating details."~Danielle, Coffee Time Romance and More

Back Cover Copy

As the French Revolution rages, the English nobility offer sanctuary to many a refugee. Captain Dalton Evans arrives in Dover to meet a distant cousin, expecting to see a spoiled aristocrat. Instead, he’s conquered by the simplicity of his new charge. And his best friend Thomas Archer isn’t immune to her artless charm, either.

Cecile Beaumont didn’t choose to travel across the Channel. And she certainly didn’t expect that impersonating her own mistress would introduce her to a most mesmerizing man. Now she must play out the masquerade, or risk life, freedom – and her heart.~

Excerpt: Into The Lions Heart
Choking on the brine, she thrashed to right herself. Dalton spat saltwater from his mouth and fought to regain his seat while pulling her up with him. Not his most dignified effort. She was the devil to get hold of—kept slipping away. He grabbed her again, only to be knocked back down and rolled with her in the swill on the bottom of the boat.

Damn and blast! Tom and another man hoisted them upright in the prow.

“Thanks,” Dalton grunted, biting his tongue in the presence of a lady. “All right?” he shouted at her, and shifted her securely onto the seat beside him.

“Oui!” she sputtered when she’d recovered her breath.

She shook all over—must be chilled to the bone. They’d be fortunate if she didn’t catch her death, probably bruised too from tossing about in the skiff. The sooner she was safely housed indoors by a toasty hearth, the better.

Keeping an arm around the sodden woman, he peered into a striking pair of charcoal-gray eyes set above a pert nose and framed by fine dark brows.

She parted trembling, bluish lips. “Merci Monsieur—Que Dieu vous bénis—Les saints bénis nous en préservent,” she stammered, thanking, blessing him, and calling on the saints.

Dalton was tempted to call on them himself, but her outpouring took him by surprise.

Not content with acknowledging his aid, she turned to Tom, crouched on her other side, and blurted similar gratitude—nearly incoherent in the tumult raging around them. Tom gave a nod through gritted teeth then bent his head over the boat and heaved the contents of his volatile stomach.

She tilted her head at Dalton, eyes crinkled in sympathy. “Mal de mer,” she said, using the French for seasick.~
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Thank you so much for stopping by. Please leave a comment and your email to be entered in the book giveaway.



Barbara Monajem said...

LOL. What a fun premise, Beth! I love stories that take place at the time of the French Revolution. :)

Caroline Clemmons said...

Beth, so nice to see you here in Texas. Ruby is a wonderful hostess, isn't she? I'm looking forward to reading INTO THE LION'S HEART. Thanks for traveling to our neck of the country.

Beth Trissel said...

So glad to be here! thanks. :)

Melinda said...


Great post. Love the photos and cover of your book Hope you sell a lot of them

Walk in harmony,

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I love your voice, Beth. You have a smooth way of drawing a reader into your stories. I love your cover and know I'm going to enjoy reading this story.

LeeAnn Pratt said...

I can't wait to get this...:) It's been too long since the last know how patient I am

Beth Trissel said...

:) Thanks guys. I need to write faster, LeeAnn.

Mona Risk said...

Hi Beth,

I love stories set in the French Revolution. I am sure I will enjoy Into The Lion's Heart. Lovely cover.

Lynne Marshall said...

Wow, Beth, such glowing reviews! Not to mention your long list of writing awards. This is a beautiful book cover, and from reading all the comments here, you have quite a fan base. I think you just picked up one more!

Beth Trissel said...

Thanks so much Lynne and Mona. I can use all the fans I can get. :)

Anonymous said...

Beth, thank you for visiting with us here in Texas. You come from a beautiful area. Looking forward to a good read.

Ruby Johnson said...

Beth, it's been great having you visit and share your expertise on writing historicals. I do hope you'll come back again. We'd love to have you.

Beth Trissel said...

Certainly. Thanks so much. I'd love to come back. I have another release coming out in December.

Mary Marvella said...

Beth, your books are always interesting and great reads. Go, girl!

Ellis Vidler said...

Good excerpt, Beth. It sounds like an interesting story. Poor Thomas. I feel for him. :)

Beth Trissel said...

The winner of Into the Lion's Heart is Paisley. Thanks much all.

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