Thursday, June 04, 2015

Blog Tour: No Cause To Repine by Rose Fairbanks Excerpt + Giveaway


So about a month ago I was lucky enough to be given a copy of No Cause To Repine to review on my blog and this book doesn't disappoint. From a unintentional compromise to women being forced into the world's oldest profession this book had enough to keep me from putting it down. Which meant that I read this book really fast. But today we are here for a special excerpt from the book. It is one of my favorite parts of the book and Ms. Fairbanks was nice enough to let me share it with you. There is a special intro to go with this scene as well. So without further ado here it is.


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Previously, Darcy and Elizabeth’s engagement had to be kept a secret due to outside threats, despite the concern of gossip from other people about finding them in a compromising position. They must also be separated for a time as Darcy cannot spend all of his life in Hertfordshire, especially when he can’t even tell people he’s engaged or courting her. Over the course of many weeks, Elizabeth’s affections slowly change. These scenes are as he arrives back in Hertfordshire for a much anticipated reunion.

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To recover from her recent agitation she went on a walk. Oakham Mount had always been a cherished retreat, but quite frequently in the last five weeks, she came and sat at the very place she had kissed Darcy. As she sat, she cast her eyes about and noticed looming clouds. She fervently prayed it was not raining near London and would not delay Darcy’s return. She expected him on the morrow, and Elizabeth was tolerably well acquainted with her feelings by this time and only wondered how to explain them. She closed her eyes and contemplated Darcy’s latest letter. He was becoming a true proficient with each additional chance at practising, and his reputation of writing charming long letters was saved. Elizabeth sat lost in thoughts for some time until interrupted.

“Elizabeth,” the most welcome voice said to her and gently squeezed her shoulder.

“William!” She nearly squealed in delight, and without thought, she launched herself into his arms.


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Darcy had finished his business early. He had to admit to himself, the chance of seeing Elizabeth a day early was excellent motivation. Desiring to make better time and loath to ride confined in a carriage as usual, he rode his favourite Arabian instead. His carriage, valet, and trunks would follow the next day as planned. He made excellent time. As he neared Meryton, something pressed him on. He did not stop at Netherfield or even call directly on Longbourn; instead he needed to visit the spot where he first felt Elizabeth’s lush lips on his, her pleasing form in his arms. Being away from her for five weeks, when it seemed she would welcome his attentions, severely strained his sanity.

His horse was tired, so he allowed it to rest at the bottom of the summit and climbed Oakham Mount on foot. The vision he beheld nearly took his breath away. Elizabeth —he was fairly certain she was not a phantom of his imagination —sat in the very spot that was the beginning of his favourite memories. He silently walked around to look at her. She had her eyes closed, and her face expressed contentment and peace, with a secret smile on her lips. He hated to interrupt whatever brought her to that state of bliss, but he needed to hold her and taste her the way a starving man needed sustenance.

“Elizabeth.”

Darcy laughed in surprise and delight when she jumped into his arms, but she immediately silenced his mouth, and he was lost. Lost to time, lost to all reason, lost to anything but the amazing, joyous sensations of having his beloved in his arms, returning his affections and matching his fervour.

Their lips collided again and again in a frenzy, smiting Darcy with the utmost force of passion he felt for this woman. The only woman who had ever truly captured his admiration —the only woman who had bewitched him body and soul. At last, they paused to catch their breath, and he held her close to his chest, attempting to calm his racing heart.

“William...” Her voice was hoarse, and he smiled as he looked at her bruised and swollen lips.

“Shh, dearest. Please, just let me hold you.”

Elizabeth’s only response was to nod and nestle into his embrace. She wrapped her arms around his waist and held him as tightly as he clung to her. He nearly laughed in memory of the desperation he felt during their first embrace. He had barely entertained any hope that this moment would come, but now he could feel it. She was allowing him into her heart. He could feel their hearts beat in unison as their bodies melded together, and he dared to believe they were united, at last, in affection as well.

He tightened his hold around her before pulling back to look into her bright and shining eyes. His heart leapt to his throat when he saw the emotion in them.

“How I love you!” he declared and saw her eagerly nod, clearly struggling for words. He took her hands, kissed them, and began to pull her to the path. “Come, those clouds are worsening.”


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Ms. Fairbanks is also generously letting me give away one ecopy of her book. To enter just leave a comment down below. Please leave an email address we can contact you at within your comment. And remember to replace the @ symbol with (at) so you don't get spammed. The giveaway will run from today June 4th, 2015 to June 12th at 11:59 EST. Good luck everyone.

18 comments:

  1. I hope this time I can enter. I have loved all the excerpts and would love to read the whole book!

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    1. Good luck! There's one more coming up!

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  2. Forgot my e-mail: tgruy at netscape dot net.

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  3. Great as always. I look forward to reading more of your work soon. taneshia.washingto(at)yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks! The next one is coming along nicely!

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  4. Lovely romantic excerpt...want to read this
    book! Thank you for the giveaway.
    ladysusan46(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. That was a swoonworthy excerpt. Loved it!

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

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  6. I just love scenes like this but now I have to wonder what happened before...enter me....
    odara7rox(at)rcn(dot)com

    Love, love, love the Outlander quote to the right and picturing the scene from STARZ...drool!

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    1. Thanks! I'll say this is many chapters in, so there's quite a bit to the story before this point. Good luck!

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    2. All the quotes on this blog are at random but I do seem to see a lot of the Outlander qoutes I liked on goodreads.

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  7. That was a great reunion! It made me a bit giddy! :)

    monicaperry00 at gmail dot com

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    1. They are so sweet together later on! I love them! Good luck!

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  8. now I must read the rest!!!
    thank you for the giveaway.....

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  9. I'm manually adding in Patricia since blogger was being a butt to her. Pattyedmisson at Gmail dot com

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  10. This sounds lovely! I'd love to be entered. savvyverseandwit AT gmail DOT com

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  11. Love that excerpt! Such a tender moment for them. Thank you for the giveaway. My email address is tdungnvu (at) yahoo (dot) com

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