This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Auria will be awarding e-copies of Pure Temptation on Kindle to 5 randomly drawn winners, and 1 grand prize - a signed paperback copy of Pure Temptation with swag bag and goodies - to one randomly drawn winner, all via rafflecopter during the tour.
Talia smiled from behind her parasol as Monsieur Barberry eyed her intently while doing his chores. For once, she found it pleasing to be ogled by a man. There was something foreign and exciting about him, more intriguing than her usual conquests. Most attractive heathens she came across were either arrogant and irritating or foppish and boring, like her friend, Alex Lafitte. Alex was adventurous, but that was the extent of his likability. As far as Talia was concerned, he was immature and not at all confident with himself as a man.
This Talon Barberry, now he was a real man—not just some barbarian like Ricardo had told her. Hadn’t he saved her in the slave hold out of a sense of honor? Talia hadn’t uttered ten words to him, but her heart raced as she regarded his mysterious, brooding façade. A sharp intelligence shone in his black eyes as he watched and marked everyone around him. At the same time, he showed a tender side, especially with the little slave boy. His camaraderie with the child was endearing, and Talia firmly believed that most children were good judges of character.
Auria lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband of twenty years, her four children (ages eight to eighteen), and two golden retrievers. A rather new transplant to the area, she loves the changing of the seasons, and she is currently working on a contemporary romantic suspense trilogy set in her rough and rugged homeland. Silence the Northwoods is set at a local ski resort in her hometown of Ironwood, Michigan—the ski capital of the Midwest. Silence the Waters takes place during the summer on the dangerous river ways that flow into Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula; and Silence the Birchwoods is an autumn tale set on Sugar Loaf Mountain, near Marquette, Michigan. All three involve murder, mystery, and romance, of course.
Auria spends her the long winters plotting and scheming her next book, and in the mild summers, she and her husband spend every waking moment they can hiking and kayaking the Northwoods. An amateur photographer, she lives fifteen miles from the shores of Lake Superior, and her muse has been piqued by the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds her. Although she hasn’t officially acquired “Yooper” status yet, she can’t envision living anywhere else.
Buy link for Pure Temptation, Kindle and Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B17ZYF6?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660
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