Thursday, March 1, 2012

Guest Post & Giveawy with Author Rachel Lyndhurst

Writers are usually voracious readers too and it was through the joy of reading that I find myself published by the amazing Entangled Publishing as part of their Indulgence line.

This is how it all began …

About five years ago a little miracle happened when the second grumpiest baby in the world actually fell asleep in his pram going round a charity shop (the first grumpiest had just started school). After years of sleep deprivation and the self-neglect most new mums go through, I was beginning to feel desperate. Desperate for something different, desperate for something just for me, desperate for an escape from the hideous routine of it all and then I saw it. The little paperback had a photo of Santorini on it, the blurb promised romance, luxury and of course a gorgeous Greek, just about as far from reality as it was possible for me to get right then.

I’d never read a Harlequin romance before, I’d never read a romance per se (far too much of a literary snob!), but that day I sat down on a damp park bench and read something properly for what felt like the first time in five years. It was bliss. That little book fitted snugly into my handbag and the chapters were just short enough for me to treat myself whenever I could sneak the odd half an hour. Before I knew it, I was hooked– I truly believe those books preserved my sanity!

Then we got our first computer. The first thing I did was book my grocery shopping online; the second was to Google an author whose lovely book I was currently reading. My jaw dropped when I read her biography, she’d written her first book on the kitchen table surrounded by children. My youngest was just about to start preschool and I thought “well if she did it, I wonder if …?”

It didn’t happen overnight, and I can’t pretend it’s been an easy journey, but now I have my very own gorgeous Greek hero to be proud of in Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire. I’m published. Dreams do come true.

Rachel will be giving away a ebook. Please leave a email address in your comment to win so I am able to contact you. Just answer the question... what do you love about romance? Good Luck!!! 

Here’s the blurb:


Or that’s what it feels like to Kizzy Dean when a business disagreement with arrogant Greek lawyer Andreas Lazarides leaves her no choice but to accompany him to the Greek Isle of Rhodes. It doesn’t help matters that this sexy brooding stranger, who is unaccustomed to the word No and the very idea of commitment, shows her what it feels like to be truly desired.

Amidst the ancient myths and alleyways, tensions run high as Kizzy feels an immediate attraction for the man she wants to both ravage and strangle.

Accustomed to gold-digging women, Andreas is mesmerized by Kizzy’s feisty nature and Gypsy beauty. Guilt and sorrow have been his only bedfellows since his sister’s death, but Kizzy stirs up a desire he’s unwilling to succumb to . . . until she makes him an offer he simply can’t refuse.

Rachel now writes full-time when her children are at school, but is still proud of her law degree and accountancy qualifications. She has worked in the space industry, pharmaceuticals, insurance, a supermarket, a bus station, a railway depot, and a lingerie department.
She lives with her daughter, son and The Exec in Fareham, Hampshire, on the south coast of England and can sometimes smell the sea from her back garden. When not working, her hobbies include rummaging through antique shops, talking to her chocolate brown Rex rabbit and popping into Sainsbury’s. She also has a fondness for wine and expensive lipstick.
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Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire can be purchased at:

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  1. Thanks so much for having me here today, Danielle and Lynelle!

  2. I love the possibilities, that anything can happen. Book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.


  3. Hi Rachel!
    Look at that cover... WOW! Love it!!! What I love about romance is the happily ever afters. I like to be able to lose myself in the drama and of course the romance of the characters lives... some of which I can relate to and some I wish I could relate to:)

  4. I love romance because of the soul connections and the joy of new love found.

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  5. I love your story. I had never read a romance until about 4 years ago when I was sick for nearly a year. I needed something to do! I discovered that romance novels come in all different shapes and sizes. I love that there are HEA endings and lots of love!!! jepebATverizonDOTnet

  6. Hello folks!

    Joanne, thanks for the kind words and good luck with the giveaway!

    Yadkny, I SO agree with you on the cover - delicious isn't it?!

    Patti, long may your love of romance last!

    Jen, the HEA is a must for me too these days - real life's hard enough already isn't it? I hope you are recovered from your illness. :0)

  7. I love all the emotions involved with seeing a couple's journey to love.


  8. Yay, this book is at the very top of my list to read next and I'm so excited! Wonderful post!

  9. So do I, Na! Thanks for commenting!

    Hi Jennifer! I hope you like it! X

  10. I like the happy ending.


  11. I like the build up toward the ending with barriers for them to overcome and I especially like if their opposites.