Risk and Sacrifice

I “met” author Elaine Violette through a Yahoo group. Today she discusses the OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERArisks that come with sacrifice in A Kiss of Promise, her new novel.

51bAZNxhCAL._AA160_In A Kiss of Promise, a Blush historical romance, the heroine sacrifices all for love. What would you sacrifice for someone you love?  I believe that most of us would sacrifice our lives to save our loved ones. Are we willing to sacrifice our reputations, the very essence of who we have created ourselves to be in the eyes of our world? Would we let it all go and risk total ruin to save a loved one?

In Alaina’s world in A Kiss of Promise, a ruined reputation makes her an outcast in her society, scorned by her peers, and tossed aside as a prospective bride.  Yet, she chooses ruin to save her brother.  Fear for his life pushes her to take risks and accomplish what she never thought possible. Many of us have experienced tragedies in our lives that have pushed us to do things beyond what we thought we were capable of doing.

Perhaps, because I have found this true in my own life, I have created characters that must overcome their deepest fears to accomplish what means most to them. Alaina’s determination to save her brother forces her to forfeit her greatest personal desire: to be with the man she loves.

This second book in the Blackstone brother’s saga promises ultimate sacrifice and intrigue. Can love survive when it appears everything else is lost? In our own lives, we give and receive every day, but how much are we willing to sacrifice for love?

I hope readers will be captivated by Alaina’s journey in A Kiss of Promise.

Book back blurb:

Adventurer Martin Blackstone escapes the stuffy rituals of England to seek his destiny in America. He leaves Alaina Craymore behind, believing she is better off without him. Suffering under the scandalous circumstances surrounding her father’s death, only Alaina’s love for Martin and the memory of their one stolen kiss have kept Alaina steady. But she hasn’t heard from Martin in far too long and cannot wait forever in the hopes that he will return from America. Just as Alaina begins to recover, one of her father’s associates emerges from the shadows with a choice—she must pose as his fiancée in America or he’ll send her brother to prison on charges of forgery. Willing to endure ruin and an uncertain future, Alaina agrees—she can do no less for the brother who’s spent his entire life protecting her. Only the man who spurned her can save her from the black mailing scoundrel and a ruined reputation.

Martin hasn’t forgotten Alaina or the kiss they shared. When word of her sacrifice reaches him, he’ll move heaven and earth to find her and make her his, no matter the cost.

Will the strong-minded, independent Alaina chose ruin over the fear that a marriage proposal has been offered out of duty rather than love?

 A Kiss of Promise continues the story of the Blackstone brothers, introduced in Elaine’s debut Regency, Regal Reward. It will be released on April 3rd, 2014 by Ellora’s Cave Publishing under their Blush imprint and is presently available for pre-order on Amazon and most other sites.

A Kiss of Promise available at Ellora’s Cave  http://www.ellorascave.com/a-kiss-of-promise.html

For your Kindle http://amzn.com/B00HQH99V6

For your Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/A-Kiss-of-Promise-Elaine-Violette

On her website www.elaineviolette.com

Visitors can follow Elaine on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elaineviolette/author

and Twitter https://twitter.com/elaine_violette


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Andrews
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 17:17:09

    Alaina sounds plucky and I’ll be sure to root for her Happily Ever After.


  2. Elaine Violette
    Mar 30, 2014 @ 17:44:45

    Thank you, Linda, for your comment on Alaina. Her self-sacrifices need to be rewarded!


  3. Elaine Violette
    Mar 30, 2014 @ 17:45:16

    Kimm, I enjoyed stopping by. Thank you for the visit.



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