Monday, May 29, 2017

Promo & Tour: Reckless Need by Scarlett Scott

Title: Reckless Need
Author: Scarlett Scott
Genre/Age: Historical Romance/Adult
Series: Heart's Temptation Series (Book Three)
Publisher: Self-published
Synopsis: A staid duke 

Heath, the Duke of Devonshire, has been living a passionless life of penance after losing the woman he loved. Determined to do his duty, he’s in search of an innocent bride with a sterling reputation. A bride who’s nothing at all like Tia, Lady Stokey. 

A bold lady 

The Duke of Devonshire may be handsome, but he’s as boring as a bowl of porridge. Or so Tia thinks until he carries her to her chamber and undoes half her buttons while kissing her senseless. 

A decadent desire 

The moment he scoops the delectable Tia into his arms, Heath wants her in his bed, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her there. When they unleash the scandal of the century, they must face consequences that are deeper and far more dangerous to their hearts than either of them imagined. Will they find love, or was the reckless need between them doomed from the start?

“Who’s there?”

Her taper cast a half-moon before him. It stopped just short of revealing him. He debated the wisdom of stepping forward, entering the light. If he had a modicum of sense, he’d spin on his heel and disappear into the darkness from whence he’d come. He would leave her alone. Purge her from his mind. Settle on a nice biddable young lady for his wife. Forget the desire casting a heady spell over him. Never again think about the luscious body hiding beneath her dressing gown. Or peeling the dressing gown from her while he kissed her senseless.

Devil take it.

He took several steps forward, stopping only when he was a mere foot from her. Her eyes were wide, meeting his and sending a new jolt of awareness straight through him.“Heath?”

Hearing his name on her lips was his undoing. If she’d called him “Your Grace” or even “Devonshire”, he’d have been able to resist her. At least, that’s what he told himself as he closed the final distance between them, his hands going to her waist as if they belonged there. And perhaps they did. Tonight, if not every other.

“What are you doing here?” she demanded, sounding breathless.

“That should be obvious,” he whispered, his gaze lowering to her seductive mouth.

“You’re mad,” she returned, but she licked her lips, giving herself away.

He knew she felt the same reckless need burning between them. He knew she was equally as powerless to resist. “Perhaps I am,” he agreed, his hands sliding to her bottom, round and firm. Thank God she wasn’t wearing a bustle. He filled his palms with her soft flesh and gave her a gentle squeeze. She gasped. “But somehow, I rather think you don’t mind.”

Five Favorite Movie Scenes
By: Scarlett Scott

Note from Dawn: Images added by me!

Here are my five favorite movie scenes, in no particular order:

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1) The library scene in Atonement. If you’ve ever seen this movie, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a perfect culmination of passion, and as a book lover, I can’t help but admire the library. That wall of books! James McAvoy! <<fans self>>

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2) The scene where Tristan (Brad Pitt) rides across the field and meets Susannah (Julia Ormond) for the first time in Legends of the Fall. I can’t decide which is more beautiful in this scene, the mountains in the background, the cinematography, or Brad Pitt. Tristan is so handsome and charming as he rides up, and it’s such a light-hearted moment but there’s this underlying spark of interest between Susannah and Tristan that’s palpable and intriguing. Still a fantastic scene, even after all these years.

3) The love scene in Possession (2002 version, not to be confused with countless horror films bearing a portion of the same title) between Ash and Christabel where he’s caressing her corset and they’re kissing so passionately…sigh. This scene does it for me every time. It’s such a beautiful, steamy interlude, and it’s enough to make anyone want to swoon. Besides, I’m always a sucker for Jeremy Northam.

4) Another one of my favorites is the scene in Runaway Bride where Maggie is rehearsing her wedding day with her fiancé to get over her nerves. The moment Maggie and Ike—rather than her fiancé—lock eyes, the chemistry is instant. You can see Maggie’s friend Peggy in the background watching it unfold with wide eyes while the oblivious fiancé has no clue that Maggie and Ike are about to kiss. And when they do kiss, it’s a definite sigh-worthy moment.

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5) The scene in Dirty Dancing where Baby shows up to Johnny’s place and they end up making love. Patrick Swayze shirtless, wearing those black pants, is still a thing of undeniable beauty. I first watched Dirty Dancing on VHS with my older cousins and big sister, so it has a special place in my heart. I distinctly recall us all drooling over Patrick Swayze and practicing our dance moves, trying to do the penultimate Dirty Dancing move with each other and failing miserably. No permanent injuries, fortunately!

Award-winning author Scarlett Scott writes historical and contemporary romance with heat, heart, and happily ever afters. Since publishing her first book in 2010, she has become a wife, mother to adorable identical twins and one TV-loving dog, and a killer karaoke singer. Well, maybe not the last part, but that’s what she’d like to think.

A self-professed literary junkie and nerd, she loves reading anything but especially romance novels, poetry, and Middle English verse. When she’s not reading, writing, wrangling toddlers, or camping, you can catch up with her on her website Hearing from readers never fails to make her day.

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