Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stuffed in an Armoire with Agent Gunn...in a Kilt...





Cate and Finn's adventure begins with a double cross and crackles with secrets, lies and sexual tension. The crime is clear–breaking and entering each other's hearts–but as the clock ticks down, who will be the first to surrender?


I’m not sure how many readers of The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series know this, but nearly all of the Special Branch detectives are Scots. However, not one of them has worn a kilt...until now. 

Those readers who enjoyed An Affair with Mr. Kennedy, might recall a story Mr. Kennedy told at dinner about kilts and bare naked arses, but Zak Kennedy never actually wore a kilt in the novel. And Rafe Lewis, daring-do detective of A Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis was a peer of Scotland, and yet the right opportunity to put a kilt on him never presented itself. By the third novel of the series, I was getting inpatient with myself. I was the writer/creator of all these handsome, strapping, Scotsmen and I had yet to write a sexy kilt scene! 

So, I made up my mind that this would be the book. In A Private Duel with Agent Gunn, Phineas Gunn not only wears a kilt, but the heroine gets to do some exploring. Before I share an excerpt of the kilt scene, here’s a blurb about the story:

Prima ballerina Catriona de Dovia lives the glamorous life of a starlet, filled with glittering jewels, sumptuous dinners, and admiring suitors. She’s grown up considerably since losing her heart to Hugh Curzon once upon a time, no longer wasting her emotions on the empty promises of charming gentlemen. On her own since the untimely death of her parents, she will do anything for the only family she has left: her brother, a notorious anarchist.

Scotland Yard Agent, Phineas Gunn–sometimes known as Hugh Curzon–receives his new assignment reluctantly. He’s up for something a little more strenuous than playing nanny to a ballerina, until he sees who his charge is. Then, it’s a completely different story, because he’d been unable to forget the trusting, beautiful Cate since he had to leave her behind in Barcelona. And he suspects Cate is more than a ballet girl–in fact, she just might be a jewel thief, or even more arousing–a clever undercover operative.

Finn is determined to find out as the two race across the Continent–by land, by sea, even through the air by zephyr–it becomes uncertain who is keeping tabs on whom, and Finn and Cate must battle the sexual tension that snaps and sizzles between them every step of the way.

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Allow me to set up the kilt scene without being a spoiler. As you know from the blurb, there is a bit of jewel thievery–or jewel “recovery” going on. Finn believes the jewels may be financing a group of Spanish anarchists–Cate assures him they part of her deceased uncle’s estate, and rightfully hers. Suffice it to say, the hero and heroine find themselves in Lady Lucinda Sutherland's boudoir, rummaging in her jewelry safe, until they are interrupted by Lucinda and her lover. A giggle and squeal accompany the groan of bedsprings. Finn opens up a wardrobe, pushes Cate in, and dives inside...

If you'd like to know whether Finn is bare arse naked under that kilt, click the link below and enjoy a caper with Agent Gunn. 




QUESTION FOR COMMENTERS:

If you could play Cate for one chapter with Agent Gunn, what kind of scene would you enjoy most? (Besides the obvious one) A. Get stuffed in an armoire with Finn B. Break him out of prison  C. Escape in an airship  D. Teach Finn a ballet lift  E. Dance a waltz. I’m giving away a signed copy of A PRIVATE DUEL WITH AGENT GUNN to one lucky commenter today. 

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Brief Author Bio:

Jillian Stone is the author of the Phaeton Black, Paranormal Investigator series, which includes The Seduction of Phaeton Black, and the just released, The Moonstone and Miss Jones. The third sequel, The Miss Education of Doctor Exeter, is scheduled to release in summer 2013. Jillian is also the author of The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series. Watch for A Private Duel with Agent Gunn in late November!

Jillian's Contact Info: 


***Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North America  addresses only. If an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) is available, the author may utilize that option for International participants. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.


29 comments:

  1. Happy Release Day, Jillian. I like kick ass heroines, so I want Cate to break Finn out of prison.

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    1. Thanks, Jane,

      So you are the adventurous type! Cate keeps saying she's not an adventuress and Finn just laughs. ;)

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  2. Hi Jill,

    Happy Release Day! I am really looking forward to this book. I would also choose 2 and break Agent Gunn out of prison.

    yenastone at aol dot come

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    1. Hi Tammy,

      I can tell you will have a good time with this book. Lots of romance and adventure!

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  3. Stuffed in a armoir would do, Jill. I'm so excited for you. Happy release week!

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    1. Thanks Donnell,

      You're a lassie after my own heart ;) I am reading the armoire scene tomorrow night at Lady Janes Salon San Diego. What fun!

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  4. Dance would be good... very romantic!

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    1. Hi May,

      You are a romantic! Finn happens to be a very good dancer, so you're in for a treat!

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  5. Huge congrats on another great release, Jill!

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    1. Hi Maureen,

      This one's is fun, but also darker in some ways, than the previous two novels. Thanks!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS on yet another release, Jill !!
    I hope your schedule continues to be busy !

    ~Angi

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    1. Hi Angi,

      I'm really happy of course, but I'm really exhausted! Looking forward to just pure writing for awhile, not so much promotion!

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  7. Congrats! Don't enter me. It popped up in my Kindle app last night. I've been hooked on your Scotland Yard gents since Mr. Kennedy. Are there more to come?

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    1. Enjoy Winnie!

      Two more full length books planned, possibly three, thanks!

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  8. Congrats on another great release! I'm dying to read this book. I would like to dance a waltz with Finn. It would be very romantic.

    iqb99@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Danielle,

      You get to waltz with Agent Gunn in chapter three!

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  9. Congrats! A sounds fun.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Bn100,

      So glad you stopped by, and good luck!

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  10. Congrats on the release!
    I'd love to dance a waltz with him, such an intimate & romantic dance! The armoire would have been interesting except that being slightly claustrophobic I wouldn't want to subject anyone to such an experience.

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    1. Hi Linda,

      Great choice, he's a wonderful waltzer!

      And like yourself, Agent Gunn is somewhat phobic about dark, closed spaces...but when he has a lovely young woman with him...he forgets to have a panic attack! You two have a lot in common ;)

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  11. I'd love C. Escape in an airship, I think that would be awesome fun. :D

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    1. Hi Barbara,


      Me too. Such great adventure!

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  12. Hi chey,

    Agent Gunn is quite an experience in an armoire! :)

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  13. I would love to get locked in an armoire with Finn. Oh man....

    sheryll1974 AT netscape DOT net

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    1. Hahahaha! Me too! And I write these guys...can you imagine having Agent Gunn in your head for six months? Oh yeah, there are moments....;)

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  14. Congratulations on another fantastic story! Good luck with it!

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  15. I am happy to announce that Danielle Gorman won her choice of an ebook or signed copy of A PRIVATE DUEL WITH AGENT GUNN.

    Congratulations Danielle!

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