Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: WICKED RIVALS by Lauren Smith @LSmithAuthor @Barclay_PR

A cunning Scottish lady bests an English baron o
f legendary control in a game of business and seduction…

Lauren Smith is back with the latest in her sexy #historicalromance series, League of Rogues, with WICKED RIVALS! 




Merciless and powerful, Ashton Lennox is a wealthy man because he puts business before everything else, especially love. As a member of the infamous League of Rogues, he’s no stranger to scandal. His bedroom conquests are as legendary as his fortune. As he searches for a way to bring down an old enemy bent on destroying the lives of his friends, the last thing he needs is a Scottish widow getting in his way.


The daughter of a Scottish lord with a dark and treacherous past, Rosalind Melbourne has spent years distancing from her past. After escaping her tyrannical father and marrying an aging English lord, she has become a powerful widow with a business empire at her command. Her business dealings are everything to her, leaving her no time for love. Especially not with her business rival Ashton, a man with a scandalous reputation as striking as his blue eyes. 


Ashton is fascinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual lady who, up until now, had outsmarted him at every turn. Rosalind wishes she could deny she is falling for the brooding, handsome baron. How can she possibly trust him when doing so could cost her what she values most—her freedom? When Ashton discovers Rosalind might hold the key to saving the League of Rogues, he knows he will do anything to woo his wicked lass. As their pasts return to haunt them and dark forces rise to keep them from exposing a deadly spymaster, their game of love turns to a game of survival…

Warning: This book includes a brooding baron who’s wild in bed, a crafty Scottish lass who never knows when to quit, a wicked game of strip chess, and a merry band of rogues whose first instinct is to run they hear wedding bells ring.

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Add Wicked Rivals  to your GOODREADS TBR pile!

Sometimes as a writer it’s nice to take a break and play around on social media. When those times happen I often find myself wondering what my characters might be up to if they had social media accounts. This can be especially fun when you think about what historical characters might be tweeting or posting about since the eras they lived in were so different from ours. I think it’s easy to forget that they were people, just like us. So as a fun break, I decided to write down some twitter bios and tweets from some of the main characters of Wicked Rivals!

Ashton Lennox @BusinessBaron – London Bound, Business Expert, Lover of Banks and Chilling with friends at the club.

Rosalind Melbourne @ScottishBanker – Always Busy Making Money, Sailing Ships, and Outsmarting Englishmen.

Lady Lennox @LondonLady- Mother and Matchmaker Supreme, Lady-about-town, Anyone wish to marry my daughter? Skype Me!

I bet you’re wondering what those guys might be tweeting! Here’s a peek at their twitter feeds!

@BusinessBaron says: Went to some banks today and bought all of @ScottishBanker’s debts so she has to be nice to me. That will teach her for buying companies I wanted to buy!

@ScottishBanker says: Some jerk think he owns me now? WTF! I’m seriously going to find this @BusinessBaron and make him pay! #ihatejerks

@BusinessBaron says: Crazy night. @ScottishBanker shows up at my house totally wet to the bone after walking through a stone. She’s royally pissed at me me. Man I love her feistiness. I might just steal a kiss. #epiclove

@LondonLady says: My son @BusinessBaron has gone and found himself a woman to marry? I was stunned to see him carrying @ScottishBanker over his shoulder like some Viking warrior, but the heart wants what the heart wants. #proudmamabear

@BusinessBaron says: Wow…is it crazy that I’m falling for @ScottishBanker? I mean she’s smart and sexy and she runs circles around me. Guess my friends are going to make fun of me when I tell them I’m going to marry her.

@ScottishBanker says: Who knew I’d fall for @BusinessBaron? He’s arrogant, but smart and then there’s the way he is with his family…a total family man. Makes me want things I shouldn’t, dreams I shouldn’t. #fallentoohard

@LondonLady says: Finally my eldest child has done the one thing I wanted him to do since he was born. Be happy and marry a good girl. He’s finally done both. #taleasoldastime

Well I hope you liked these little tweets and got a fun peek into the wild and passionate love that Rosalind and Ashton have for each other!

About Lauren Smith:

Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. 

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