Title: Groom of Convenience (Scandalous Whispers of the Remmington Realm #1)
Author Name: Vicktor Alexander
Publication Date & Length: October 17, 2014 – 300 pgs
In an alternate universe, in the country of Angland, 1814, the gentry live lives of culture and class. It is a time of courtships, marriages of convenience, and titles, where scandal can ruin an entire family. Gender lines are blurred, and making a good match is of utmost importance. Children are born to men and women, which has led to the acceptance of same-sex marriages.
Lady Lucien Timothy Hawthorne is shocked and angry when he is betrothed against his will to Lord Heathcliff Eddington, III, the Duke of Pompinshire. While drowning his frustration at a popular gentleman’s club, he meets “Robert,” a gorgeous older man whom he sleeps with as “Timmy,” regardless of the potential damage to his reputation.
After their liaison…
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I am doing a blog tour and I’d love to have you all join me! Especially since there’s a $10 GC Giveaway!
Here are the details:
Tour Dates/Tour Stops:
Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
MM Good Book Reviews
Carly’s Book Reviews
Amanda C. Stone
Queer Town Abbey
My Fiction Nook
Fallen Angel Reviews
Inked Rainbow Reads
Wicked Wolves and Dreaming Dragons
I am a part of this wonderful anthology with a story called Esperanza and would love for you to buy this amazing book and be able to donate to a worthy cause at the same time.
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Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the U.S.! I hope the holiday treats you well, and that if you want to be with your friends or family to celebrate, you’re able to do so. ♥
This time of year, being that I’m from Chicago, I think a lot about the homeless and the weather conditions they’ll be subjected to as winter rolls in full force. I know a lot of the homeless out there are GLBTQ youth.
Last year, I pitched an idea to one of my publishers, Less Than Three Press, about releasing a charity anthology to collect money for Project Fierce Chicago, which aims to reduce GLBTQ homelessness in the city by providing free transitional housing and support services to GLBTQ young adults. That anthology came out in July of this year. So far, in addition to donating the royalties I’d earned from Amazon for “Wanting” before Amazon…
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I’m over at The Novel Approach talking about Groom Of Convenience, Scandalous Whispers Of The Remmington Realm, and how I write outside the lines/box of the genre. There’s even a giveaway!
Originally posted on The Novel Approach :
Line? What Line? I Don’t See No Freakin’ Line
First of all I want to thank the Novel Approach for having me here today. Yay!! I’m so excited to be on this site. Everything’s so shiny. –touches everything- -breaks a vase- I’m totally going to pay for that. Promise.
Anyway. When I talked to Lisa about doing a blog post for the site, especially since I wanted to feature my newest release, Groom Of Convenience, I told her, honestly, that I had no idea what to write about. When she suggested that I write about the book, its characters, and why I liked to shake things up a bit in the romance genre with creative settings, storylines and characters, I knew that she understood me. I also knew that I had definitely found my blog topic.
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I’m over at Brynn Stein’s blog today.
Originally posted on Stein's Station:
Excerpt (From Groom of Convenience):
“Here we are,” Rosemary announced, her voice louder than normal, with a false cheeriness to it. Lucien’s eyebrows rose at his mother’s behavior, and he stopped her in front of the closed doors, which once again let Lucien know something or someone was behind those doors that his parents didn’t want him to know about until they’d had a chance to explain it to him.
“Mother, what is going on?” Lucien asked her. Rosemary looked at Lucien and shook her head. “Why, Luce, absolutely nothing. Why would you ask me something like that?”
Lucien was really concerned, as neither of his parents used his nickname. Ever. He said nothing to her, just staring, unmoving. Rosemary removed her hand from Lucien’s elbow and raised it to the pearls hanging at her neck to play with them a moment. Lucien was very aware of that gesture…
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Thank you so much to Lila who nominated Groom Of Convenience for Best Historical and Best Family Drama for the Goodreads M/M Romance Group Member Choice Awards!
I am continuously humbled by you, the readers. Where I agonized and fretted over the release of this book, you have made it a Bestseller at Dreamspinner, Amazon, and ARe. You have nominated it for awards, you encourage others to read it, but even more than that (and this to me is the greatest thing ever) you have told me how much you loved the book, how it touched it you and how you’re looking forward to the next one.
And thank you to Holly who nominated It’s You, Then Breathing for Best Love’s Landscapes Story and Best Coach/Athlete. I wrote the story for you and I’m beyond happy that it touched you so much that you wanted to nominate it for awards (and wrote a haiku about it too! Wow!)
Thank you so much. It has been a pleasure always pushing those lines and boundaries with my readers and I’m so glad you all have gone with me on this ride. Thank you for nominating me. I am so humbled by this.
With NaNoWriMo starting, I’m going to be focused on writing The Servant Duchess Of Whitcomb (Scandalous Whispers of the Remmington Realm 2-the sequel to Groom of Convenience from Dreamspinner Press). So I will be taking a break from being online except for updates.
Before I go, however, I did want to let everyone know of two things:
1) For the month of November I was supposed to do Create The Story Contest. I’m putting that on hold because I just can’t keep up with who is bidding what to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. I’ll start it up when I return.
2) My birthday is coming up! (November 16th! Woohoo!!) I know that some of my readers and author friends asked last year about sending me prezzies. So you can do 1 of 2 things this year. You can either send me candy corn. Yes. I said candy corn. I have an obsession (I need to join a Candy Corn Anonymous) or you can donate to the Elton John AIDS Foundation in either memory of my friend Justin, to honor my friend, Angel, who is currently fighting this horrible disease, or someone you know or many others who are living every day with this.
So there you have it.
Thanks everyone! See you all on the other side of NaNo! And to all my fellow NaNo-ites: GOOD LUCK!
Congratulations Jen CW! You are the winner of the Grand Prize: A free Ebook copy of Groom of Convenience and the Limited Edition GoC Wedding Gift Bag!
I have sent you an email with further instructions. Thank you to everyone who participated and who promoted GoC. You all ROCK!
Groom Of Convenience was #6 on the Romance > Science Fiction Bestseller List on Amazon, was on the Bestseller List on ARe, and is currently in the Top 10 Bestseller List on Dreamspinner Press! That’s because of all of you! And the reviews that you all send to me on FB, in my Yahoo group, etc.? Thank you so much. They mean so much. I’m glad you all think this is my best one yet. I’m determined to keep getting better.
I’ll be announcing the winner from the Rainbow Gold Reviews Giveaway on Monday.
Congratz again, Jen!