06 November 2009

Stephanie Laurens: The Untamed Bride column & giveaway

For me, it once all started with six incredible men known as the Bar Cynster, since then Stephanie Laurens has delivered quite a few historicals in this series to appease the Cynster appetite. Earlier this year I've been challenged by Marissa to read the entire series *eek* and I'm doing my best! If there is one thing that I noticed upon reading those first Cynster novels is how I have changed as a reader, what I wanted and needed from a Historical Romance in the late 90's and early 2000 years and what I want and need now. When I was presented with the opportunity to read THE UNTAMED BRIDE, a brand new novel from Stephanie Laurens' The Black Cobra Quartet, I jumped to the opportunity.

Before I go pimp out this book I just want you to ride the nostalgia with me as I ask you;

~Which Cynster is your favorite and why?~

And now to talk The Black Cobra Quartet. I don't know about you but this blurb gets me very excited. Especially the - They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable—and all male. I can go for that, I have no issues in reading about such men *grin*

The first book in a brand-new series, The Black Cobra Quartet, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author...

The Untamed Bride

by Stephanie Laurens

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens presents a brash, bold new series.

They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable—and all male: Four officers of the Crown, fighting against a deadly foe known only as the Black Cobra.

He is a man who has faced peril without flinching, determined to fight for king and country.

She is a bold, beautiful woman with a scandalous past, destined to become an untamed bride.

Together they must vanquish the ruthless enemy, while confronting the dangers of the heart…

The Untamed Bride trailer:

An interview with Stephanie:

My review will follow later this month and to give you all the cherry on the cake I have 2 copies to giveaway of THE UNTAMED BRIDE *woohoo* Because it is a sponsored giveaway there are geographical restrictions: This is open to US, Canadian, and UK residents okay, and we will handle shipping.

+2: If you are a follower or become a follower and state this in your comment.

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  1. lucifer!!!!i love how the way he accept how Phyllida as she is and he is patient to her!! XD

  2. Gabriel is my favorite. The clandestine meetings in the park with Alathea were the best.

    Im a follower also.

  3. No need to enter me honey ~ I already won this book the other day and can not wait to get my hands on it either!!!
    You have some wonderful family time!! And believe with those men behind the bar **looking around for elaing** anything is possible... Off to find Elaing!!! =) Oh Tristan, Sam and Aidan ~ Leontine left us all alone!!!!

  4. I'd only recently heard of the Bar Cynster books - I just bought the first one.

    I'm a follower!

  5. The book sounds fascinating and I'm a follower!!

  6. Hi :)
    Thanks for the great post. I appreciate the time & effort it took for you to post the cover, the blurb, the book trailer and the interview!
    I loved them all!
    Thanks for sharing,
    All the best,

  7. LOL Cecile..We'll take care of Tristan,Aidan and Sam while Leontine is away ;) ***sneaks in to the Beefcake Preview Club***

    The Untamed Bridesounds good,please count me in for the giveaway.
    I am a follower

  8. I haven't read them all, but I reeeally liked Devil! ;-)

    This new book of Stephanie's sounds good, too!

    +2 follower

    castings at mindspring dot com

  9. My favorite is Gabriel. Loved his story.

    I am a new follower.


  10. Lucifer definitely is my all-time-favourite Cynster-hero. Maybe that has to do with the fact that his book was the first "real" romance I ever read, way before I knew who Stephanie Laurens or the Bar Cynster were. I also like the atmosphere in little Colyton and especially the relationship between Lucifer and Phyllida. He's just sigh-worthy, isn't he?

    I've already read an excerpt of The Untamed Bride and watched the trailer before (love the music, btw!) and can't wait for it to arrive here. Adventure novels are absolutely my thing! And there's even a (ver long) excerpt of the next installment, The Elusive Bride somewhere on the Avon site, I believe. Again, can't wait!

    Okay, sorry if I'm a little slow in the head atm, but does that mean that since I'm in Germany, I can't participate? Argh, I'm not as stupid as I sound, just confused. *blush*

  11. I haven't yet read any Cynster books. I'm going to look for them!

    I follow

    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  12. My favorite is Gyles. He's an honorary Cynster, but definitely part of the family.

    I'm already a follower.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  13. Enter me in please!

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

  14. Devil was my favorite..

    I am a follower.

    Can't wait to read this new

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  15. Devil and Honoria's story is still my favorite.
    I am a Laurens follower.

  16. I haven't read any of these so I don't have a favorite yet.

    Count me in for the giveaway please!

    +2 follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  17. Hi Leontine! Great post Ooo which is my favorite ack that's a hard question but I think probably Gabriel if I just had to choose one. I would love to be entered and I am a follower and proud of it! ;)

    Stephanie's books are always amazing she's an outstanding author I've no doubt this one will be stellar as always.

  18. Hi Leontine! You know I'm a big fan of the Cynster men! Gabriel's my fav, close 2nd is Gyles. Also loooooove Scandal. Those are my top 3. Can't wait to hear what you thought about Stephanie's new series.

  19. I haven't read any of these so I don't have a favorite yet.
    THE UNTAMED BRIDE sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

  20. I've never read Stephanie Laurens but your endorsment, Leontine, is enough for me to want to give her a try. Count me in!!

    ;) VFG

  21. Would love to have a chance to read the book.

    I am a follower.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  22. I haven't read the Cynster series yet so I don't have a favorite. But I would love to read this new series. The blurb makes it sound like a great read!

    I'm a follower!

    Anna ♥

  23. I've read a few of Stephanie Laurens' books, but none of the Cynsters I believe. I must remedy that. ;)

    Enter me in the contest please. I've been hearing a lot of excitement about this new series.

    And yes, I follow you. :D

  24. I don't have a favorite (ducks) because I have only recently been informed that I MUST read Ms. Laurens ;-) Would love to start at the beginning of a new series!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I'm a follower.

    b42bella AT gmail.com

  25. Sad about not being able to enter the contest as it is geographically restricted. I get the US & Canada bit but don't get why UK is included and other European countries aren't...

    My comment is not directed to you, Leontine, as it is a sponsored contest but it is directed at the sponsors.

  26. I see many Gabriel lovers here! I think I will keep him for christmas ;) And just to clarify something...I am talking about the Bar Cynsters but THE UNTAMED BRIDE is a whole new quartet and not related to the Bar Cynsters but...if you haven't tried a Laurens yet it is a fabulous way to give her a go. I will announce the winner tomorrow evening YAY

    @Pearl - Hon, let me take that question to the one organizing this and hopefully she will give an explanation.

  27. I haven't read any of her books yet but The Untamed Bride sounds really good and I can't wait to get a copy.


  28. List Randomizer
    There were 23 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

    4.Crystal B
    5.Martha Lawson
    6.Cheryl C
    14.Lisa Henderson

    Timestamp: 2009-11-10 18:38:13 UTC

  29. Enter me please. I'm a new follower.


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