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Monday, 19 October 2015

☀☄ A Princess Is Always Right: The Windsor Diaries [4] - Stephanie Burkhart

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for A Princess Is Always Right, a Steampunk Romance by (, Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc, 205 pages).

This is the fourth and last book in The Windsor Diaries series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details of the other titles in the series.   Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

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Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

Sophia may be the youngest Windsor, but she knows her mind. A Princess of York, she's committed to do her duty – prevent Jonas Byron from finding Nikola Tesla and decimating the time line.

Jax Ruston is a rugged metalsmith with curly hair and dimples to die for. A resident of 1855, he's pledged to help Sophia find Jonas. Together, they journey across continental Europe in pursuit of Jonas.

Despite her duty, Sophia's attracted to handsome Jax. However, he's committed to living in 1855. Can Sophia keep her focus on her mission, or will desire interfere with her task? Only one thing is certain: a princess is always right.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Jax raked a hand over his hair. He did not want her to leave without him. That meant only one thing. He had to go to her and convince her they couldn't be separated. He stood and cast his gaze on Ian. The boy slept soundly. Jax had to find a compromise by doing right by the boy and doing right by his heart.
     He closed the door behind him gently and checked on Sophia's room. She wasn't there. Then he went downstairs. Peeking into the study, he saw Lady Charlotte placing covers over Lord Ridgecroft and making him comfortable. Could she be in the kitchen? He continued down the hall and caught a glimpse of two people sitting on a bench. Jeeves and Sophia. Fisting his hands, he drew in a breath and steeled up his courage.
     Jax knocked on the glass of the french doors and stepped out. She looked up at him, sadness etched in her face.
     "Can we talk?" he asked.
     Jeeves glanced at Sophia. She offered the butler a small smile. "It's fine."
     Jeeves stood and bowed. "If you'll excuse me, I'll finish my rounds and retire for the evening."
     "Good night, Jeeves," Jax said.
     The butler nodded and left.
     "I had no idea I had a son. This was a surprise."
     "It's clear the boy is yours," she said, softly. "And so is your duty."
     "I won't deny it," Jax paused. "And I do want to get to know him, but I don't want to lose you either."
     "I have to leave tomorrow."
     He pursed his lips, frustrated. "I knew Fiona briefly. I was attracted to her because she was kind, but I knew nothing would ever come of us. My father suggested she knew that, too, that's why she never told me."
     "I'm sorry." Sophia looked at her fingers in her lap, then up at him. "She should have contacted you. It would have been the right thing to do."
     He sighed and took the seat next to Sophia placing her hand between his. He snared her eyes with his stare. "The right thing to do is let me go with you tomorrow. I care for you."
     "I know what it's like to lose a parent. I was twelve when my mother passed away. I still remember the little things, like her smile. I remember traveling all over Britain with her. When my mother passed away, a sadness filled my heart that I thought I would never replace. That little boy is hurting right now. He needs you."
     "He can come with us." Jax just blurted out the first thought that came to his mind. If Sophia wanted Ian to be close to Jax, then it only made sense to have Ian come with them. Jax thought the idea was inspired.
     Sophia's mouth fell open, then she closed it, before she scrunched up her brows. "Are you serious? That we take a five-year-old traipsing all over Europe with us?"
     "Why not? It's the only way we can be all together." He had no idea what it would entail, but what better way to solve his problem? He would get to know his son and remain close to Sophia.

A Princess Is Always Right
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The Series: The Windsor Diaries

Victorian Scoundrel | A Gentleman and a Rogue | A Lady Never Lies |

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Victorian Scoundrel [1]

It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Edmund of Wales, back to 1851 where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition.

Alice soon finds herself over her head in trouble. Edmund is determined to help Prince Albert build a dirigible and the prime minister appears intent in preventing her from stopping Edmund. Alice knows it's too early for the massive flying machine to take to the air. Complicating matters is the passionate Grayson Kentfield, Earl of Swinton. Alice can't stop her pulse from pounding when she's near him.

Can Alice give her heart to a man from the past while working to stop Edmund from changing history?

[Published 29 June 2011, 230 pages]

A Gentleman and a Rogue [2]

Lady Keira Russell is destined to bring compressed natural gas to Britain. Her inner courage and mental toughness rarely falter – except when Prince Edmund Windsor is involved.

Edmund of Wales is from the future. His last jaunt through history muffed up the time line. Now, he's here to set it straight and win Keira's heart.

For Keira, if it isn't one obstacle, it's another. Queen Victoria has sponsored a competition to find a cleaner fuel source than coal. Keira's father is trying to build a windmill and the Ridgecrofts are working with gasoline. Then there's Edmund, whose sensual kisses and heated stares distract her down to her bones.

Keira has a choice: trust Edmund's notorious mischief-making or put her faith in Queen Victoria to make the right decision, but if Keira makes the wrong choice, the future of Great Britain will be changed forever.

[Published 10 November 2012, 201 pages]

A Lady Never Lies [3]

Jocelyn Dunkirk is not your typical Victorian lady. She dresses in leather, wears goggles, and is not afraid to get a little grease under her fingernails. Gentlemen avoid her like a dirty rivet.

Richard Windsor, the Prince of Wales, travels through time to claim Jocelyn's heart, but if it isn't one challenge, it's another. He determines to be a constant, steady presence in her life, hoping to prove he'd make a worthy husband.

Jocelyn's facing a bucket full of problems. The prime minister wants her to assist in ending a coal strike before it cripples the nation while her father attempts to recover from a serious injury. Will Jocelyn's dedication to her country and family ruin the one chance she has at love?

[Published 10 June 2014, 164 pages]

About the Author

Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. She was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. After serving 11 years in the US Army she currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate, is addicted to coffee and enjoys early morning walks. She's also an assistant den leader for her son's Cub Scout den and is a Boy Scout mom.

She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me here today.

    **A Princess is Always Right takes place during the fall. Question for you: Autumn is the perfect time for a nice, hot pie. What's your favorite pie? I'd love to hear from you!

    Smiles
    Steph Burkhart
    Romance Under the Moonlight

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