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PURE TEMPTATION by @AuriaJourdain | @GoddessFish Presents #HistoricalRomance + #Giveaway

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a virtual book blast tour for Pure Temptation by Auria Jourdain, an historical romance.     ...

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a virtual book blast tour for Pure Temptation by Auria Jourdain, an historical romance.

Pure Temptation
by Auria Jourdain


GENRE: Historical Romance



A rogue gypsy hired to kidnap a debutante Creole spying for the Cabildo government discovers they are both pawns in a dangerous Frenchman's game. Over land and sea, they discover the truth, but can they fight their uncontrollable desire for one another to save her family home?



Folding his arms about his chest, Talon stared at her suspiciously. What exactly had they told her?

Sensing his mistrust, Talia continued. “Alberto has regaled me with your life story, sir. Your activities during the revolution, and your adventure across England with your cousin, your Spanish heritage…need I go on?”

Talon smirked and shook his head, gazing out across the rough waters of the Atlantic. Apparently that bloody Spaniard didn’t know everything. “If you say so.”

“What does that mean?”

“It means that Alberto hasn’t given you the whole truth, not that he knows what it is.” Talon turned to her, gazing into her magnificent emerald eyes. “I am no Spaniard.”

Reaching a long finger out, Talia wrapped a curl of his dark hair around her fingertip, just as he had done to her all those weeks ago. She placed her palms against his bare chest, and Talon’s heart began to race, his blood pumping with desire as she looked up at him seductively. “If not a Spaniard, what are you?”

As his control dissolved, Talon inhaled her flowery scent that drifted through the air to weave its way through his senses. Her intimate touch had pushed him over the edge. Without any scruples, he placed his hands on Talia’s waist and pulled her close, her lithe, curvy body melting into his tall frame. Her strong, womanly presence drew him closer until his mouth hovered above hers. Talon whispered in her ear, his voice laden with desire, “I am Romani.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

An avid reader from an early age, Auria Jourdain has fond childhood memories of spending quiet afternoons with a book in her hand. She loved the "happily ever after" sweet teen romances, and when she came of age, she plunged into the world of historical romance with fervor, transporting herself to a bygone time. Her favorites were Regency, but as a girl brought up in a common home, she was disheartened that most of the novels of this era focus on the nobility and wealth. Auria set out to write her own romance, encompassing her passion for French Revolutionary history and her innate sense of goodwill for the common man. An idealist at heart, she writes heroes and heroines that struggle to find acceptance in their world. Their differences" and their soul mates' complete acceptance of them are the embodiment of values that she holds dear, passed down to her by her father, a blue collar worker. She has an autistic son struggling to make his own way in the world. Looking to educate people about this mysterious disorder, she’s releasing a YA novel set in the U.P just for him during Autism Awareness month, April 2016. She hopes that someday we can break down the social barriers and forgo stereotypical judgments that harm our world.

Auria lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband of twenty years, her four children (ages eight to eighteen), and two golden retrievers. A rather new transplant to the area, she loves the changing of the seasons, and she is currently working on a contemporary romantic suspense trilogy set in her rough and rugged homeland. Silence the Northwoods is set at a local ski resort in her hometown of Ironwood, Michigan—the ski capital of the Midwest. Silence the Waters takes place during the summer on the dangerous river ways that flow into Lake Superior in the Keweenaw Peninsula; and Silence the Birchwoods is an autumn tale set on Sugar Loaf Mountain, near Marquette, Michigan. All three involve murder, mystery, and romance, of course.

Auria spends her the long winters plotting and scheming her next book, and in the mild summers, she and her husband spend every waking moment they can hiking and kayaking the Northwoods. An amateur photographer, she lives fifteen miles from the shores of Lake Superior, and her muse has been piqued by the awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds her. Although she hasn’t officially acquired “Yooper” status yet, she can’t envision living anywhere else.

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Auria will be awarding e-copies of Pure Temptation on Kindle to 5 randomly drawn winners, and 1 grand prize - a signed paperback copy of Pure Temptation with swag bag and goodies - to one randomly drawn winner, all via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today! I'd love to answer any questions, readers! <3 ~Auria~

    1. It's my pleasure! Please tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image?

    2. I designed the cover art myself--my alter ego did, anyway :D It's something I've dabbled with the last few years. I try to use images that reflect the time and place that I write about...the plantations, the bougainvillea that grows so abundantly in New Orleans...I want a reader to hopefully get a good idea of the book at first glance. When I start writing a book, I do the cover art first. It helps me picture my characters -- and this image was exactly how I saw my hero and heroine, Talon and Talia. He's torn between wanting her but staying true to his heritage, and she's hoping he'll choose love. This is one of my favorite covers:)


  2. I read romance like nobody's business, but I cannot recall reading a book about a gypsy! How cool! I would LOVE to read this!!!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I loved the idea of a Romani character, too:D Talon was the secondary character in my first novel, Pure of Heart, and I actually wrote the story because I fell head over heels in love with him and wanted him to have his own HEA. Because he came with so much baggage, he needed a strong heroine...what could be better than a sexy creole spy? I researched all I could about the Romani. Hopefully I did him justice. I'll admit that this is probably my favorite book I've written. When I finished writing it, I actually got depressed:D I was so attached to them. Talon and Talia make an appearance in the next few books in the series, probably because I couldn't let them go;). ~Auria~


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