Wednesday, January 23, 2013

$25 GC or Paypal - Take My Heart Blog Tour - Ends Jan 31/13(WW)

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“Have you seen my wife and children?”
“Oh, yes. They are upstairs in the nursery.”
“Good.” He paused, then inquired, “But where is my wife?”
“In the nursery with them.”

A confused throb made a dull ache in his skull and he rubbed his forehead. Sighing heavily, he took two stairs at a time toward the nursery to see what Mercedes was doing this time. Just before reaching the door, laughter echoed through the room. Not only James and Mercedes’ voices, but a little girl’s voice, too. 

He stopped inches from the door. Mercedes and James sang a silly song as they clapped their hands together while Lizzy laughed. He leaned forward and peeked around the corner. His daughter’s face lit up as bright as sunshine. When the song stopped she giggled and clapped her tiny hands.
“More, more,” she cheered. 

William choked on a gasp and his heart jumped to his throat. She’d spoken? When had this happened? He hurried into the room and their laughter stopped.
“Papa,” James shouted and ran to him. Lizzy lifted herself off the floor and grinned.
William gave James a quick hug, then turned to his daughter. “Lizzy? Did I hear you speak?”
She nodded, her full head of curls bouncing together. “Uh-huh.”
His throat tightened, and tears of joy sprang to his eyes. He swooped his daughter into his arms and hugged her to his chest. 

“Papa.” James pulled on his pant leg. “Guess what? Mercy saved us from that mean dog.”
William glanced down at Mercedes who remained sitting on the floor, her smile relaxed and her eyes twinkled like stars glimmering in a serene ocean. Good heavens, he’d turned into a poetic fool, but he didn’t mind this time. 

“What is James talking about?” he asked her.
“While we were in town this afternoon a dog broke away from his owner and charged us, giving the children a terrible fright. I could not think of any way to keep him from attacking us, so I picked up a rock and hit him in the head.” 

Another jolt of surprise pierced through William’s body.
“And Papa,” James continued, “it was so wonderful, ‘cause the doggie yelped and ran home with his tail ‘tween his legs.” He laughed. “You should’ve saw’d him, Papa.”
“Mercy scared him, Papa.” Lizzy laughed. 

William’s heart melted the longer he gazed at his wife, and like the forbidden fruit, she tempted him to sample her kiss one more time. He moved by her side, kneeled and reached to caress her cheek. Her skin was tinted pink and warm beneath his fingers.

Take My Heart by Marie Higgins

Mercedes Maxwell’s sister’s last wish was for Mercedes to find evidence against Kat’s husband, William Braxton, and have him hung as a traitor to the crown. Mercedes isn’t naïve when it comes to capturing traitors, because her own deceased husband had once been an agent for the King when they lived in England.

When she meets William Braxton for the first time, all is not as it seems. Portraying her twin, Mercedes knows this is the only way to get close enough to William to discover his secrets. What she finds along the way are little surprises she hadn’t counted on, especially when she begins to give her heart to a man who may be a spy against the crown.

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Praise for Marie Higgins
”I enjoyed this book immensely. Each book of Marie's that I read is better than the last. I recommend this book to young adults and older who enjoy historical mystery, intrigue, fight for freedom, clean romance. This is the book for you.”
~~Mary Walling / Goodreads

“Few authors have mastered the art of storytelling like Marie Higgins. In this Colonial-era romance, Marie takes her reader on a wild ride. Every chapter, every scene, every line envelopes the reader's senses and imagination with passionate romance, deep emotional struggles, unexpected twists and turns, and neverending ups and downs. This was a hard book to put down and earns an unequivocal five stars from me. Thanks, Marie, for writing such great romances!”
~~Wanda Luce / Goodreads

 “Marie Higgins's Take My Heart is a stunning colonial romance. With well developed characters and heartwarming scenes, this book will steal the hearts of romance lovers and historical fiction fans. There are numerous twists and Higgins keeps you guessing at every turn as to who the real villain is. This book is a "must-read" for anyone who loves romance, history, or just a good story. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!!” ~~L.D. Smith / Kindle

“Breathless! From start to finish you will keep wondering, questioning, and hoping. You will root for the underdog, and smile as love conquers all. Great read. You won't put it down until you're finished!”
~~M. Henning / Kindle


Author Marie Higgins

Since Marie Higgins was a little girl playing Barbies with her sister, Stacey, she has loved the adventure of making up romantic stories. Marie was only eighteen years old when she wrote her first skit, which won an award for Funniest Skit. A little later in life, after she’d married and had children, Marie wrote Church roadshows that were judged as Funniest and Best Written. From there, she branched out to write full-length novels based on her dreams. (Yes, she says, her dreams really are that silly)

Marie has been married for twenty-six years to a wonderful man. Together, they have three loving daughters and several beautiful grandchildren. Marie works full time for the state of Utah, where she has lived her entire life. Marie plans to keep writing, because the characters in her head won’t shut up. But her husband smiles and pretends this is normal.


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Ends 1/31/13

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1 comment:

Marie Higgins said...

Thank you for having me on your blog today!

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