Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Dark Sicilian Secret by Jane Porter

A Dark Sicilian Secret (Harlequin Presents)

About the Book:

She can run…

Lethally attractive Vittorio d'Severano was everything Jillian Smith wanted—until she discovered his secret life, and her dreams of a happy–ever–after crumbled into dust… Brokenhearted and terrified, Jill disappeared.


But she can't hide!


Now Vitt has returned—to claim the tiny son Jill has sworn to keep from him! But to stay with her child, she must put Vitt's ring on her finger. Yet what kind of relationship can they have when it's based on secrets and a heat impossible to resist?

About the Author (from www.janeporter.com)


Born in Visalia, California, I'm a small town girl at heart. I love central California's golden foothills, oak trees, and the miles of farmland. In my mind, there's nothing sweeter in the world than the heady fragrance of orange blossoms on a sultry summer night.
As a little girl I spent hours on my bed, staring out the window, dreaming of far off places, fearless knights, and happy-ever-after endings. In my imagination I was never the geeky bookworm with the thick coke-bottle glasses, but a princess, a magical fairy, a Joan-of-Arc crusader.

After my years of traveling and studying I had to settle down and earn a living. With my Bachelors degree from UCLA in American Studies, a program that combines American literature and American history, I've worked in sales and marketing, as well as a director of a non-profit foundation. Later I earned my Masters in Writing from the University of San Francisco and taught jr. high and high school English.

I now live in rugged Seattle, Washington with my three young sons. I never mind a rainy day, either, because that's when I sit at my desk and write stories about far-away places, fascinating people, and most importantly of all, love. I like a story with a happy ending. We all do.

My Review:

            It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up a Harlequin Romance Novel. Jane Porter’s ‘A Dark Sicilian Secret’ reminded me why I loved them so much. After all, what red-blooded woman wouldn’t want a tall, dark, and handsome man to sweep her off her feet. That’s exactly what happens to Jillian Smith.

            Raised the daughter of a mob king pen, she lives her childhood in witness protection. Graduating from college, she escapes to Europe where she meets Vittorio d’Severano. She flees upon learning he may be the head of the notorious d’Severano family.

            But, she soon finds out that you can run, but you cannot hide from a ruthless man, especially when you are hiding his infant son.

            The book has awesome love scenes (I won’t be staying away so long this time) and just enough suspense to keep you intrigue. For all of you Harlequin fans, you will definitely want to pick this one up.

Giveaway:

Well, I have great news for everyone! Author Sound Relations has graciously offered two prizes for our giveaway.

This is open INTERNATIONALLY, so everyone can have a chance! 
All you have to do is follow this blog publicly and give your comments down below! Please include a valid email address so I can contact you. The giveaway will close on August 7, 2011 and the winners will receive an email on August 8, 2011.

Tweets about this give away are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for Tweeting!

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Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review.  No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. 
Cover art and book description courtesy of the author, publisher, or PR firm.

6 comments:

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  2. wow, I love your blog and the giveaway sounds fab. I am following you back now :D


    Nic scorching book reviews

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  3. just realised I didn't leave an email

    scorchingrevs@gmail.com

    Sorry!!

    Nic

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  4. My blog is mostly for mysteries and suspense, but I guess a romance is never out of style! By the way, I have read Ms. Porter's mainstream chick-lit books previously :) Rae

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  5. hi Donna! thanks for hosting the giveaway and for stopping by my blog earlier. please count me in.

    aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Hi Donna:

    Well, since you're holding the giveaway another day longer, I'll sign up! I've been a follower for awhile as you know. Email address is: nellie94@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Louise
    BookBagLady
    http://bookbaglady2.blogspot.com

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