Tuesday, January 30, 2018

To Entice an Earl by Naomi Boom





TENS LIST
10 weird things about me
Where to start? There’s just so many odd things, so I’ll just dive right in.
1.    Tape. I love playing with tape. My mother used to get irritated with me because she’d find pieces of tape all over the house. Now that I’m an adult, I do a good job and throw it away. To me, it’s a stress reliever. I put one end on my index finger and the other on my thumb and go crazy with it.
2.    Even numbers. The microwave, the treadmill, the volume level in my car. All have to land on an even number. I don’t know why. I’m not super OCD about it, but I get a twinge if I am jogging on the treadmill and end on an uneven calorie number or an uneven distance. 2.12 is perfect. Even the volume on my television has to be even. My husband knows better than to land at 31 for volume. Poor guy.
3.    Music. I will find a song I like and listen to it on repeat for days. No other songs, just that one. Again, my poor husband.
4.    Beachy country music. My husband suggested this one because he thinks it’s strange that I hate any country music with a beach theme. For example, Toes, by the Zach Brown Band or a lot of Kenny Chesney songs. I hate them so much I won’t listen to them. I will listen to ads instead.
5.    Yoga pants. I love them so I have a massive amount of them. I do yoga, if that helps at all, but I don’t think I actually need all thirty of them.
6.    Vintage dishes. Fire King, to be precise. I collect them and will go binge-antiquing to find anything to add to my collection. I have more dishes than my kitchen can hold and now my entertainment center displays the majority of them. I will never use them, of course, just look at them and spend lots of money on them.
7.    Zane Gray novels. I collect those too. I might be a hoarder in the making. I grew up reading Zane Gray and love old books so it’s only natural I line the rest of my entertainment center that’s not taken over by dishes with books.
8.    Drinking water. This little quirk was just recently brought to my attention. When I drink water, it’s a mission to get hydrated. I stand with very good posture and prop my hand on my hip as I chug. Every time. I hadn’t even realized I did it until someone called me out on it.
9.    Work at a gas station. For fun. I’m kind of a stay at home mom but I needed something to preserve my sanity. So, working part-time at a gas station seemed like a great option, and sure enough, I love it. Now I just need to figure out if I can call myself a stay at home mom when I work eight hours per week.

10. Writing. Can I call this a weird thing about me? Or perhaps I can say it’s a crazy thing I do cause it’s a whole lotta work with no guarantee of reward. I enjoy doing it though, and can’t wait to finish writing this post so I can go write.

ABOUT THE BOOK

To Entice an Earl
by Naomi Boom


GENRE: Regency Romance


BLURB:

Miss Alexandra Farris lost her heart to her older brother's friend, Lord Maxon Collins, long, long ago. Despite her girlhood attempts to win him, he never noticed her. Now that her first season is underway, she understands why. He prefers willowy blondes, not curvaceous maidens with darker coloring like herself. Rather than wallow in self-pity, she forgets love and focuses on something more attainable—an advantageous match.

Lord Collins is plagued by an uncomfortable feeling whenever he goes near Miss Farris. One of annoyance. And yet, he can’t seem to stop thinking of her, touching her, kissing her...He must act in her brother’s stead, which means he has to approve her suitor and ensure her safety. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to find a worthy gentleman.

Wedding her off should be a simple task, but not if he can’t let her go.


EXCERPT

“I have too given you compliments.”

“Really?” She exhaled. “Name one.”

He contemplated the matter for a moment and then said, “I told you your hair was prettier in disarray.”

She had forgotten that. “So you said one thing. Congratulations.”

“Thank you.” He swept an exaggerated bow and smirked up at her.

“That is not something to be proud of. Why, it’s not even that monumental a compliment.”

He straightened, and a light flared in his eyes. There had always been an easy mood between them, but he had never looked at her in such a way before. It was almost, well, sinful.

“Allow me to remedy my error, then.” He caught her hand in his, and gazed deep into her eyes. “Your eyes remind me of a summer storm.” Her gaze faltered from his, but he continued. “Your skin is as smooth as fine porcelain, and your hair is made of the most enticing curls I have ever seen. I can imagine your freed hair would make a man lose his senses. And lastly, you have deliciously kissable lips.”

She swallowed. His ridiculous, probably oft-used lines had the most amazing effect on her. Her knees had grown weak, and her mind was slow to focus. “I-I d-don’t think…” Her voice trailed off as he chuckled.

“With that said, you also possess a tremendous ability to irritate me beyond comprehension.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Naomi Boom never expected to love writing. Her inspiration struck while searching for the perfect historical romance novel to read. Nothing sounded appealing, so she decided to write her own. That one novel has morphed into a series, and hopefully many, many more.

She resides in her home state of South Dakota with her husband and toddler. Her dream is to someday find an acreage where she can raise chickens and, naturally, continue her writing.




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