Thursday, January 9, 2020

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ON WINGS OF DEVOTION ~

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~
--  'ON WINGS OF DEVOTION'  --
AUTHOR ROSEANNA M. WHITE
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, Author Bio,
Unique Guest Post by the Author,
Excerpt & Giveaway~

On Wings of Devotion JustRead Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK
On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M White  Title: On Wings of Devotion
Series: The Codebreakers #2
Author: Roseanna M. White
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: January 7, 2020

Against Every Warning, She's Drawn Ever Closer to the Man Known as "Black Heart" 

All of England thinks Major Phillip Camden a monster--a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But he would have preferred to die that day with his men rather than be recruited to the Admiralty's codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved.

As nurse Arabelle Denler observes the so-dubbed "Black Heart," she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their families and paths twist together unexpectedly, she realizes she has a role to play in his healing--and some of her own to do as well. 

With Camden's court-martial looming, an old acquaintance shows up, intent on using him in a plot that sends the codebreakers of Room 40 into a frenzy. With their fragile hopes for the future in the cross hairs, Arabelle and Camden must hold on to hope--and to each other--if they want to survive.

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EXCERPT: 

Making sure his usual smirk was in place, Camden moved to his host with a hand outstretched. “Thank you for having me, Your Grace. It wasn’t an entirely wretched evening.”


Stafford laughed and clasped his hand. “The highest of compliments from the likes of you. But why are you off so early?”


“Things to do.” He had to find someone with an auto to lend him tomorrow. And petrol enough to drive it out of London, where he could intercept Arabelle Denler on her way to visiting her friend. And determine a way to get said borrowed vehicle back to whomever he ended up borrowing it from.

He could just show up at the Denler residence and lay his case before her. But if he was going to disrupt someone’s entire life, he might as well give her a story to tell about it. And who else could claim to have been kidnapped by the infamous Black Heart? With her father’s permission, but no one needed to know that part.


“Stay out of trouble, Camden.” Perhaps with some, it would have been a teasing farewell. But the duke was serious.


Cam grinned. “What fun would that be?” He backed up a step, two, and raised a hand in farewell to the collection at large. “Good evening, gentlemen. Give the ladies my regards.”


A few minutes later, he had coat and hat and was back out in the frigid night, whistling his way to the nearest tube station.


It was going to work. It was. He had some details to sort out yet, true, but they’d fall into place. Or be wrestled there. His mind flipped through the puzzle of it during the ride home. There were a few chaps at the office with automobiles. He hated to owe any of them a favor, but . . . well, desperate times and all that.


He hurried to his flat, let himself inside—it was much tidier after Mother’s visit—and stopped dead in his tracks. Someone was here. The lights were on, the scent of tea drifted over him, and a hum came from the sofa that he’d recognize anywhere. He let a curse slip out, largely because he knew it would put an end to the humming. “What the devil are you doing here?”


The intruder rose from the couch with a smile. “Trying to chase the devil out of you, Phillip.”

He snorted and moved to give his kid brother a crushing hug. “Good luck with that one.” He grinned as he pulled away. “Actually . . . your timing couldn’t be better. You’re going to help me kidnap a girl tomorrow, Jer.”


His brother didn’t wince. Didn’t flinch. Didn’t moan. He just sighed and rubbed a hand over his face. “Heaven help me. What have you got us into this time?”





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roseanna M. White

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.

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*** UNIQUE GUEST POST BY THE AUTHOR:

Writing each book is always an adventure…one that always comes with fun and behind-the-scenes that never make it into the finished product or that readers might not know. I always love to share some of them though! Here are a few things you might not otherwise know about On Wings of Devotion.

When I first developed the character of Arabelle, she was a pampered daughter of a plantation owner in Jamaica, gorgeous and a bit shallow. In a second story I’d tried her in, she lost the stunning beauty but became an heiress with a distant father and a mother who always thought she should spend her inheritance (from an aunt) on the rest of the family. In this version, her father’s the only relative she has left in the world, but she herself is very much like Version 2.

Arabelle’s adventurer father was partly inspired by a book I was reading to my kids, Twenty-One Balloons. It’s all about a retired teacher who intends to take a leisurely hot-air balloon trip around the world and ends up on Krakatoa when it erupts—an adventure he ends up reporting to an Explorer’s Club. I loved the idea of an explorer character!

When I first developed the character of Camden, he was a pirate instead of a pilot.

The life expectancy of a Royal Flying Corp pilot in World War 1 was only a few months! By surviving the whole war, Cam was definitely an anomaly.

In each of the previous stories I created for Ara and Cam, Arabelle begins it engaged to a man named Brax…with whom Cam has a bone to pick so decides to kidnap his fiancée. In the previous ideas, this was the bulk of the story—is this final version, it becomes merely a means of introduction.

For my birthday last year, my best friend sent me a recreation of a historical map of London, perfect for my settings! And for Christmas, my husband framed and hung it for me.

On Wings of Devotion is the only book in The Codebreakers series that has two fully English main characters—no foreign languages required! (Book 1 has a Belgian heroine and a half-English/half-Spanish hero…book 3 has a Russian hero.)

One of the reasons I chose a Cocker Spaniel as the puppy that would make an appearance in the book is because I have a super-cute knitting pattern for a spaniel and knew I’d enjoy making another one as a giveaway! Her name, however—Cadbury, Caddie for short—was chosen by my fans on Facebook.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a On Wings of Devotion inspired prize pack including a Recreation RFC Pilot Wings pin, a mini globe, Cadbury Chocolate, Caddie the Cocker Spaniel (handmade by Roseanna), and One Seat and Tea Package for an Online Tea Party Book Club with Roseanna (Winner's choice of scheduled dates. Includes treats, loose-leaf tea, and book club goodies. A $25 value! For more information, visit http://www.roseannamwhite.com/tea-party-book-club/.)!


Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 7, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 14, 2020. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.
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3 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed other books by Roseanna! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing! - JustRead Tours

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  3. New author to me. I look forward to reading her books. Thank you for sharing. Good review.

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