Sunday, May 6, 2012


Kensington Brava
ISBN: 0758259212
Her secrets are coming undone...

Plagued by scandalous rumors, Rheda Kerrich will stop at nothing to restore her reputation and make an honest living for herself-and she's determined to do it without a husband. But times are hard, and smuggling is a risky though profitable trade. So when a dashing agent for the English government catches her in the act, she desperately resists his charms and conceals her illicit profession. Until she realizes he may be the key to her ultimate freedom-and unbridled passion.

Rufus Knight, Viscount Strathmore, has never had trouble beguiling the ladies of Kent. When his search for "Dark Shadow," a cunningly elusive smuggler, leads him to alluring and headstrong Rhe, her objections to his amorous advances merely incite a tantalizing game of cat and mouse. Soon, they'll find the very secrets driving them apart could ensnare them in a love they can't escape…

Bronwen lives in Wellington, New Zealand (important to remember when commenting because of the time difference --grin). She writes dark, gritty regency historicals --her favorite time period. She’s a proud writer and reader of romance! Any romance, but historicals in particular, and the Regency period is her favorite. One of five girls (no brothers) and a twin, it’s no surprise that in her first book features a hero who is a twin! Her debut novel, INVITATION TO RUIN, received a 4.5 star rating from RT Book Reviews and was nominated in the 2011 RT Reviewers’ Choice awards - Best First Historical. Invitation to Ruin was also well received in Publishers Weekly - Evans's debut Regency is filled with sizzling romance... Strong characterizations, smooth plotting, and plenty of explicit sex will appeal to fans of modern Regencies.

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
BRONWEN: Gosh, a tough question to start! I work part-time running a surgical association in New Zealand and when the second big earthquake hit NZ in February 2011, I saw heroes working to save so many people in terribly dangerous situations. 185 people died but many, many more were injured, losing arms, hands, legs etc. Some of the surgeons had to do on-site amputations, in destroyed buildings, that could collapse further while aftershocks were going on. These surgeons and nurses are true heroes, putting their lives at risk to help others.

ANGI: You’re favorite Regency hero?
BRONWEN: Beside, Rufus Knight, Viscount Strathmore, from Invitation to Scandal, tee hee? Gosh, I have so many! Okay, it’s easy really, Ethan Ryder from One Wicked Sin by Nicola Cornick (July 2011).  For one he was an amazing soldier – the twist being fro the French! Nicola is visiting my blog on 21 May.

ANGI: What’s the most interesting piece of history you’ve discovered while writing?
BRONWEN: Probably when I was researching the UK slavery era and discovered how big the trade had actually been considering you hear hardly anything about it. Bristol, England, was one of the largest slave trading ports in the world. 

ANGI: Is there a “Blooper” in your story (it may have been changed before printing)?
BRONWEN: I had loads! Only joking. That’s what a good editor is for. Let me see…. I had a barrel of brandy at the bottom of a cliff and thought my heroine, Rheda would be able to push it up! Duh – so it became a flat beach. [CLUE SEVEN: QUESTION]

ANGI: How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
BRONWEN: I don’t think you mean the surgeons! I LOVE writing. I love the characters that swim in my head, and make me want to spend every hour of the day at my computer. Sometimes these characters find me, like Rufus did – I know, strange name for a hero, but read the book and I bet you’ll agree his name is perfect. At other times I look at movie or TV stars for inspiration and think ooh, I’d love to write a beefy, Damon Salvatore type character. 

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: HEY BRONWEN !!  Since I’m on a Regency Q&A today, I was wondering… IF you were time-traveling and landed in Regency England, what is the number 1 thing you’d miss from the 21st century?
BRONWEN’S GOTTA ANSWER: A proper toilet with toilet paper– gosh how practical am I! Second to that, toothpaste!

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UP NEXT: I’ve written a Regency novella trilogy called, Wicked Wagers. I’ve just released book 2, To Wager the Marquis of Wolverstone, and I’m busy finishing book 3, To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood – August 2012.

I also have a contemporary romance called The Reluctant Wife coming out with Entangled Publishing in fall 2012.

And finally, I’m working on Invitation to Passion, book three in my Invitation to Romance series. It will be released early 2013.

Kensington Brava
ISBN-10: 0758259190

ASIN: B00740IAF6


WE’RE GLAD TO BE A STOP ON BRONWEN’S BOOK TOUR GIVE-AWAY.  The Book Tour Grand Prize – A $200 Amazon, or B&N, Voucher PLUS… A Book Basket of 30 ‘SIGNED by the AUTHORS’ books. Check in at her website for details.

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BRONWEN’S INVITATION FOR YOU TO CHAT TODAY… Since we are focusing on heroes, which TV character is your favorite hero and why? I’ll draw one lucky commenter to win a book or ebook of INVITATION TO SCANDAL.


  1. Hi Bronwen,

    i followed your blog tour and so far got all the clue and so exciting but i dont know, i cant comment again on your blog, always ask me to enter my name although i'd entered it :(

    congrats on the release and i'd read the excerpt and i love it and can't wait to read your book =D

  2. Hi Bron and Angi, I am following your tour everyday so far and collecting the clues too. I'm glad for the questions so I don't write the same thing everyday. lol My favorite tv hero is Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) on NCIS because he his confident, strong, and determined. He gets the bad guy no matter what. I love how they have his character have special feelings for each of his co-characters. When it's not on, my husband and kids tell me that I go through NCIS withdraw, and yes- MY name is Tina and I'm addicted to NCIS, and proud of it.
    Best of luck on your tour.

  3. This is a really hard question for me, because I really don't watch much TV. When I do watch TV I watch DWS, Idol and a lot of HGTV. No hero's on those shows. lol Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I don't watch much tv at all other than sports & the news. Can I say my fav is Rafael Nadal?! He's definitely my hero & I love watching his matches on tv when I'm luckily to catch (the time difference can be killing). I admire his determination & his sportsmanship. Can't get any better than a real life hero.

  5. Good morning ladies

    It's 7am on Monday morning here in NZ and I've just woken up. My favorite TV hero at the moment is Mark Valley from Human Target. I love his wounded hero air and how he puts his life in danger to beat the bad guys.

  6. Happy Monday Bronwen even if it is still Sunday in the USA!

    My favorite TV hero is actually a trio! The Three Musketeers! When I was in grade school in the late 1950's and early 1960's I loved watching them on our black and white TV on Saturday morning! No cartoons just give me the swashbuckling men in tights!

    They ruined me for any of the flashier heros of today! I loved the sword fights and them "saving" the (fill in the blank because each week it would be someone new!).

    In retrospect I think that one program was the beginning of my love for everything romantic and definately influenced not only my love of romance but also love of reading!

  7. Hi. I hope you're having a great week-end!! My favorite TV hero is "Rockford"..... sure dates me, doesn't it? But he was so cool and respectful (most of the time) and always got his man.

  8. Hi Bron,

    I'm religiously following your blog tour too and collecting the clues.

    I have to say that my favorite T.V. Hero is D.I. Chandler (aka Rupert Penry-Jones from Whitechapel. I adore him because even though he is OCD, and looks a bit wimpy, he's the first one to put his life on the line whenever danger lurks. Ooooohhhhhhh.

    Thank you for another great opportunity. :-)

    1. Whitechapel is on BBC America. You might get it there as BBC tend to be in lots of countries. Rupert was also in MI5 (aka Spooks) and Jane Austen's Persuasion. He's quite delicious. lol :-)

  9. I like Neal from White Collar because he's smart and helps catch the bad guys.


    1. Gosh - I don't know most of these favorite TV heroes as we don't get the TV programmes you mention in New Zealand. It looks like I'm missing out big time!

  10. My favourite tv hero is McGyver. He can do anything.

  11. I don't know if he really falls into hero category but I love him anyway. Ganicus from Spartacus, drool worthy and he really wants to be honorable but can't seem to be able to!

  12. I really loved the original Spartacus, Australian Andy Whitfield who died in 2011, losing his battle with cancer. He was such an inspiration. So sad!

    Australian Dustin Clare, Ganicus, is my favorite too! He is such a conflicted hero but with a huge heart.

  13. Welcome Back Bronwen !!

    So excited for your book and your blog tour. I'm going to hit some more of those stops and make myself eligible for that drawing!

    Hope everything goes well with the release.

    1. OH !! Heroes on TV? I have too too many. Just watched another show of SHERLOCK. Have you seen the modern version from Masterpiece Theater? Excellent! Bennedict Cumberbatch is a cutie, but perfect for the part.


  14. Congratulations on the new release. I would choose a tv hero from awhile ago: Remington Steele. He was smart, sexy, and witty.


    1. Hi Kim and Angi - Good morning from NZ. It's Tuesday here and I'm looking forward to watching Sherlock which is starting tonight on TV. I love Remington Steele. Pierce Brosnan is so sexy. My sister met him in person and says he's way sexier in real life - if you can believe that!

  15. hi bronwen and angi, i have read to dare the duke of dangerfield and it is very insteresting. I am so look forward to read an invitation to sin:), aretha zhen, arethazhenATrocketmailDOTCOM

  16. I really don't have a TV hero but I really like Charles Brandon, played by Henry Cavill, from The Tudors. He was so loyal to Henry, no matter how poorly he was treated.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

    1. I think Henry Cavill is gorgeous. I loved him in Tristan and Isolde as well.

  17. One that comes to mind is from a very short lived series, Firefly, Captain Mal Reynolds. Of course, played by the very talented and gorgeous Nathan Fillion. Mal wasn't your typical hero and usually grumbled all the way to almost becoming one.

    cindersmaria AT gmail DOT com

  18. I know it's very very old but it was a TV show called Vegas and the character name was Dan Tanna played by the late gorgeous Robert Urich.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com