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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

A Good Knight's Kiss by Emily Klein - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Emily Klein and her new book, “A Good Knight’s Kiss”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Emily and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


A Good Knight's Kiss
by Emily Klein

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GENRE: Historical Romance

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BLURB:

A Good Knight's Kiss is a romantic coming-of-age story.

John's uncanny cleverness and insight, and his red hair, cause his stepmother to fear him, thinking him a devilish daemon.

He sets off, much to his chagrin, to start his new life as page, squire, and then knight to his uncle-by-marriage. As often happens, he falls in love. But it is with his lord's daughter, no less.

John is sensitive, astute and fiery, and his conflicting loyalties and desires are what drive him onwards.

When he's faced with a choice between heeding his father’s decree for a simple life, and his oath to his brother on one hand, and the love of his life on the other, how will he choose? Simplicity or love, honour or happiness?

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EXCERPT TWO:

Matilda was shivering. She was feeling cold one moment, and hot the next. Her covers were tightened and loosened about her. Her maid and housekeeper were desperate. She was lapsing in and out of consciousness. Salves were rubbed on her temple; hot and cold compresses laid on her brow, even doused in vinegar, or smeared with mustard.

But the lady would not come to. She lapsed in and out of delirium, crying for John, one moment meaning to call on her babe, and the next-her beloved Baron.

Her young babe was taken away, unbeknownst to her, to a wet nurse. Had the lady been sentient, it would have sent her into a fuming rage. She was a veritable zealot when it came to her wee darling. He was her one solace, and, she thought, her insurance against starvation and doom. Her John would not turn her out, and when her son was cared for as the bastard son of a baron, she too would be cared for. She was, in her ailment, beginning to doubt ever being married to Lord John, his promises to her notwithstanding. Or perhaps they would be wed and her son legitimised? She hardly deigned to hope.

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GUEST POST:

Everyone loves a hero!  Tell us all about this genuine character and the inspiration behind their development.

My hero John started out in my head as a gallant, mischievous squire on the verge of knighthood, or maybe newly knighted, unfortunately, foolishly infatuated with his lord's daughter. He formed in my head as a womanizer, someone whose charm and physique make irresistible, but who resents it, because he's supposed to behave in a knightly, moral manner. Then I started to think about why it was so important for him to live a solemn, clean life, and why it was so difficult for him. So I came up with the story of his birth, as being initially meant to be the heir and ending up a bastard. How his father decreed to him not to behave as he had, not to succumb to his passions.

Then, I had to think what hardships he faced , and since I like delving into psychological motivations, I started with his early childhood, his relationship with his father and stepmother. Being likewise disposed, I made him a highly sensitive, precocious lad. To make it harder for him, I had to create a situation where his abilities made people think him devilish. Given that these are medieval times, I made him ginger.

Then I wanted to make this story not only romantic, but a coming of age, so I focused on his initiation in to manhood, knighthood, and the world of medieval politics. I wanted him to value the role of knighthood and detest lordship, and this came about with his relationship with his half brother Henry.  Now I had a clever, romantically inclined, handsome, conflicted protagonist. Just what I was going for.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Emily Klein is an author of historical romance novels set in medieval times. She is a staunch anglophile, with a keen interest in anything and everything British, and a fierce love for the English language and all its dialects. She also has an interest in history, including, but not limited, to medieval history. Emily also enjoys antiques and vintage clothing. In short, if it's part of history, Emily Klein will find it interesting.

In her novels, Emily Klein strives to delve into her characters' thoughts, feelings, and true psychological motives, based on their personalities, pasts, and the societies in which they operate. Finding motives and helping people as they strive to solve their life issues is no strange matter to Emily, who is also a trained social worker.

Emily Klein lives in Israel, with her husband, two young daughters, and her little dog named Tofu.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:


Emily will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.



**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase is made, I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

9 comments:

  1. Emily ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. It's evening where I live, but a very good morning to you! Thanks for the well wishes. I'm here for any questions

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  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

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    1. Hi Emily here. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, hope you will enjoy the book as well

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  3. Thanks! I hope you give it a try

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    1. I'm glad! Hope you will enjoy the book! Emily.

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