Monday, August 6, 2018

Rescued by the Captain by Laura A. Barnes - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Rescued by the Captain
by Laura A. Barnes


GENRE: Historical Romance


Abandoned at sea

When Ivy Mallory awakens; she finds herself on the ship of the man who rejected her love years earlier. While he was away working for the Crown, she embraced the London Seasons trying to forget him. Caught in the middle of a treason plot; she must help save her brother. To do so she needs to put her trust in the one man who can protect her. But can she protect her heart from loving him again?

Found at sea

Captain Marcus Thornhill never imagined he would find a lady floating unconscious in a lifeboat out in the middle of the open sea. But it wasn’t any lady, it was Ivy. Seven years earlier he rejected her love for a life at sea. As he rescues her he gets involved in a treason plot that will bring the war to their beloved shores of England. As he unravels the plot he is unable to deny his desire for her. Is he too late in saving her and the love he has for her?



As she was digging through the trunk her hand brushed across a book. Ivy pulled it out and realized that it was a book of poems that she had lost around the time Marcus left. She opened
the first page and saw her name written across the page as she always did with her books. Flipping through the book, she noticed the pages that she had turned down at the corners of her favorite poems. The pages were worn and had been handled many times. Marcus must have read the book a lot. She came to the back cover of the book where a red rose lay resting against a poem that was handwritten in. The poem was written in Marcus’s handwriting inside the back cover. The title of the poem was:

Ivy My Love

Your love is like a vine

Forever clinging to my heart

It tangles up in between my jagged thorns

I try to break apart

To free myself from your love

But you have grown so heavy in my thoughts

I will let you go for now

For you need to grow wild and free

But I will return to you with my love

And our love will cling forever between the ivy and the


A tear slowly slid down Ivy’s face, followed by more. Ivy glided her fingers across the words on the page, feeling the power of them down to her soul. She wanted to ask Marcus about the poem but knew that she couldn’t.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I have always dreamed of being an aspiring author. I am making my dreams come true, one word at a time. When I am not writing, I am spending time with my family. I love reading books on lazy afternoons, and late into the night. Anytime really. Married 28 years to the love of my life and we have three wonderful children and two sweet grandbabies. Besides writing, I have always wanted to travel. In the last few years we have gotten our passport stamped in England and Scotland. We are hoping to add Italy to the list soon.

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Laura A. Barnes will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Thank you for hosting my book today!

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    1. Thanks Rita for stopping by to read.

  3. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thanks Gwendolyn, I hope you get the chance to read.

  5. Do you have any ideas for your next book? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Actually I will be releasing my next book at the end of August. It is the final book in my Romancing the Spies series. I have started on my 4th book and it is about a kissing experiment gone wrong.

  6. Great post - I really enjoyed reading the excerpt!

    1. Thank you Victoria. I hope you get the chance to read the whole book.

  7. What a great cover and I would love to read your book.

  8. Thank you Bridgett and I hope you enjoy the book when you read it.

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    1. Thank you Danielle. I hope you get the chance to read it.


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