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Friday, August 7, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Susabelle Kelmer

Welcome and Happy Friday. Today we have a special author appearance who shares her contemporary romance for all lovers especially those of the Renaissance!
Message From Susabelle:

Happy Friday, and Huzzah!!  I’m so happy to be here on Celia’s blog so I can tell you about my new release, Fairest of the Faire.  Set in a Renaissance Faire in the Midwest, the story takes a lot from my experiences visiting RenFairs all over the country, and talking with the people who work them.  My brother, who does blacksmithing for a hobby, spends half his summers at the St. Louis RenFaire.  The fairs are always full of good-looking men in kilts, armor, and period garb.  The women look amazing, too.  The lusty looks and excitement of the scenes of the fair provided the perfect backdrop for the blooming romance in Fairest of the Faire.  


Susabelle Kelmer is a wife and mother living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado. She believes in romance, second chances, and the magic of moonlight. When she isn't writing, she works with students with disabilities in the c
ollege environment.

Book Title: Fairest of the Faire (contemporary romance)

Book Tag Line:

The renaissance fair is filled with characters and romance, but will it end in storybook love?

Book Blurb:
Schoolteacher Connie Meyers is suddenly a young widow, her husband killed in a horrific car accident. Heartbroken to find out he had gambled away everything they had, she moves to her sister-in-law's Midwest home to rebuild her life. A trip to the local Renaissance Faire with her nieces leads to a summer job as a costumed storyteller.
Avowed bad boy and fair performer Gage Younglood is infatuated with Connie at first sight. Despite his deliberately commitment-free life, and Connie's don't-touch-me attitude, he soon has her in his arms, realizing quickly she is also in his heart.
When she is threatened by her late husband's bookie, he steps into the role of protector, his fate forever sealed with hers.

Book Excerpt:

“Who said anything about a relationship?” he said, standing up so he could tower over her again. “I’m just trying to have a little fun. You know, fun?”
If he’d been an animal, she was sure he’d have had hair raised on the back of his neck, he seemed so angry, and it struck her painfully. She hadn’t wanted to anger him or hurt him. She turned away from him and closed her eyes to tamp down the tears she knew would come if she let them. She crossed her arms over her chest, to hold in the pain. Being tired made her much too vulnerable.
“Yes,” she finally said. “I know about fun. Life isn’t always fun, though.”
“Princess.” His voice was soft, tender. “I won’t hurt you. It’s not in my plan.”
Despite herself, she felt the shivers of desire race down from her shoulders, down her arms and legs, and back up to that secret, soft place at her core. She bowed her head and gritted her teeth, hoping for the feeling to go away.
“And what is your plan, Gage?”
“It’s a simple plan. I want you to feel good. I want to feel good, too.”

Question for YOU Dear Reader:

My question to you, lovely reader (leave you answer in the comments below):

Have you been to a RenFaire, and who was the most memorable character you met?
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  1. Haven't been to a RenFair in a while but I do love them. The best part is being in custom, hearing the old English speach and tasting the foods of the past...Good Fun!

    1. We always go in costume. So much fun!!

      Thanks for having me on the blog today, Celia!

  2. I've never been to a RenFaire, but now that you've told me about the men...

    1. Yes. Good looking men. In kilts. Sometimes in armor. ;)