Monday, August 18, 2014

BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY, & REVIEW: Betraying Mercy by Amber Lin

Please join Amber Lin as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for her dark historical
romance novel Betraying Mercy from August 4-22.

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Publication Date: August 4, 2014
Harlequin E eBook; ASIN: B00JTPU42G
Genre: Historical Romance

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 Can she be more than a mistress? With a tarnished reputation, Mercy Lyndhurst expected to become the Earl of Rochford’s mistress, not his wife. Immediately abandoned by her husband after their wedding, Mercy transformed herself from commoner to countess, vowing to protect the lands and people her husband was forced to leave. Over the past six years, William has restored the family fortune all the while tortured by his memories of Mercy…and the dark night he killed a man. When a threat draws him home, William learns just how much has changed—including his wife. While the passion still flares between them, he fears he has wounded her too badly to regain her trust. But as the danger grows they must unite to save the estate…and possibly their marriage.

My Review:

Betraying Mercy by Amber Lin definitely had my attention from the start, even though the beginning was a little confusing for me. It seemed like so much was happening at once, and it was a little hard to keep up. However, once I got past the beginning, I really got into this book! I really liked Mercy’s character in the beginning. She was sweet and na├»ve and you wanted to see her protected. After William left for several years, she seemed to become harder, and it definitely changed her character. William is the perfect romance rogue. He’s strong, gorgeous, and troubled. You want him to find love and to put his dark past behind him. I like that this book keeps you wondering throughout. You’re never sure what’s going to happen, but you keep hoping for the best for Mercy and William. The only thing that I would have liked to see more of, would be Mercy and William’s lives when they were younger. In the book it’s made obvious to the reader that they share some type of history from when they were younger, so it would have been cool to see a little bit of their past. Altogether I really enjoyed this novel, and I would recommend it to any lover of historical romance.

I give this book a FOUR out of FIVE stars.

Praise for Amber Lin’s Books

"Amber Lin shows us that romance isn’t just for the rich and shiny. Love can find its way even into the dark corners of the most damaged hearts." - Tiffany Reisz, bestselling author

“Amber’s work cuts deeper than that of anybody else I can think of—her prose is beautiful, the dark emotions are darker, the sex is sexier.” - Ruthie Knox, New York Times Bestselling Author

“She has a beautiful, atmospheric writing style and you’re not going to find sentimental love here, nor are you going to find hearts and flowers. This is taut, compelling, thoughtful and also gritty, earthy and unembellished.” - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

“Oh and as for Amber Lin, well she was already on my shelf as a favourite Author of mine and yet again she proved just why. Her writing style is beautiful, flawless and so evocative you live and breathe her stories.” -TotallyBooked Blog

“Amber Lin has created an incredible story that is a captivating mix of redemption, love, and psychological suspense that I thoroughly enjoyed, and I highly recommend it to more adventurous readers!” - The Autumn Review

“Since the release of Giving It Up, the first book in her Lost Girls series, I have been a die-hard fan of this author and have been singing her praises to everyone who wants to listen. Four full-length novels later and it is evident that Amber Lin’s talent is not restricted to dark romances, she also writes wonderful steamy and sweet contemporaries.” - Swept Away by Romance

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About the Author

03_Amber LinAmber Lin writes erotic romance with damaged souls and deep emotion. Her debut novel, Giving It Up, received The Romance Review’s Top Pick, Night Owl Top Pick, and 5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies. RT Book Reviews gave it 4.5 stars, calling it “truly extraordinary.” She has been published by Loose Id, Carina Press, and Entangled. Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.
 For more information on Amber Lin and her novels please visit her website and blog. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Sign up for Amber Lin's Newsletter.

Betraying Mercy Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, August 4
Review at Reviews by Molly
Tuesday, August 5
Spotlight & Excerpt at Romantic Historical Reviews
Wednesday, August 6
Review at The Librarian Fatale
Thursday, August 7
Review at From the TBR Pile
Interview & Giveaway at Girl Meets Books
Friday, August 8
Facebook Launch Party, 7:00-9:00pm EST
Saturday, August 9
Spotlight at I Heart Reading
Monday, August 11
Review at Pure Textuality
Tuesday, August 12
Review at Book of Secrets
Wednesday, August 13
Spotlight & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books
Thursday, August 14
Spotlight & Giveaway at SOS Aloha
Monday, August 18
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, August 19
Review at Historical Fiction Obsession
Friday, August 22
Interview at Curling Up by the Fire


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