Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ilicit Love Book Tour 
With Review

By: Jane Lark


Illicit Love
Historical Romance
Date Published-  5/2/13

Trapped under the reign of a cruel keeper, Ellen Harding longs to be free. Under his oppression, her soul and conscience have died while her body lives on, fulfilling his dissolute desires. She is empty––a vessel––deaf to the voice of morality and blind to shame.

When her eyes are drawn to a beautiful man for no other reason than his looks, she imagines what it would be like to escape her chains for a night by giving her body to him.
But Edward Marlow is kind and gentle when he touches her, and her subconscious whispers, this man could be her salvation. Yet how can he help her when she has secrets which prevent her freedom?

Edward is restless, lonely, and a little angry with his lot in life—it is his only excuse for being drawn to another man’s mistress. The woman’s dark hair and pale eyes are striking, and he cannot take his gaze off her while she watches him over the top of a fan with an illicit intent in her eyes.
Once he’s known her, he cannot forget her, and once he’s seen the evidence of her supposed benefactor’s brutality, he wants to help her. But how can he when she will not run any more than she will speak of her past?

When a desperate Ellen finally relents and shocks Edward from his sleep, he doesn’t hesitate, he helps her flee .He just doesn’t know he’s running headlong into the secrets of her past.


My Review

First, I have to say this is my first historical romance book I have read, and surprisingly, I enjoy it. The author did a wonderful job at with this book. The writing was great and kept me lost in the story. The plot was very interesting and different then anything I've ever read. But at the same time it defentely worked for me. This book has opened my eyes to more historical romance books, and I will be giving the genre more of my reading time. The characters were well developed, I just wanted to know more about them, and what they were going through. 

Overall, I really did enjoy this book even though it was different then my usual reads, but I guess that's what made it stand out to me! I would defentely recommend this book, and I'm hoping their will be a second book, because I would be finishing the series if their was! You should check this out even if it's not your type of genre you read. You might just be surprised, Like me!

4 Stars

Meet The Author

Jane Lark

Author Bio

Jane is qualified to the equivalent of a Masters Degree in People Management and is fascinated by the things which craft people's personalities, so she has great fun exploring these through characters. She lives in the United Kingdom near the Regency City of Bath and has just bought her 400 year old dream home. History has always tempted her imagination and she loves researching and also exploring ruins and houses to get ideas. She equally loves a love story.

Jane has always aspired to writing a historical novel so when she was thirty she put it on her ‘to do before I am forty’ list. She completed her first novel ten years ago, never sent it anywhere then started the next. She’s not stopped writing since, and escaping into a mental world of fiction is a great painkiller to help fight off her Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Jane is a member of RWA, RNA, and the Historical Novel Society.

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Virtual Book Tour Schedule

May 2  - Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
May 3  - Books, Books, the Magical Fruit- Guest Post/PROMO
May 6  - Texas Book Nook - PROMO
May 7  - My Reading Addiction - PROMO
May 8  - Author Ever Leigh - PROMO
May 10 - CosmoChickLitan - Review
May 13  - Readaholics Reviews - Review
May 14 - Brook Cottage Books - Review
May 15  - Gimme the Scoop Reviews - Review
May 16  - The Serial Reader - Review/Interview
May 17  - A Chick Who Reads - Review/Guest Post
May 21  - My Pathway to Books - Review
May 22  - What's Beyond Forks? - Review/Interview
May 23  - Addicted Readers - Review/PROMO
May 24 -
May 25 -
May 26  - The Canon - Review
May 27  - My Cozie Corner - Review
May 28  - Turning the Pages - Review
May 29  - Bean Counting Mommy - Review
May 29 - The Right Book For You - Guest Post/PROMO
May 30  - Faerie Tale Books - Review
May 31  - Imagine a World - Review/Guest Post
May 31 - 
June 1 - 
June1 - Bunny's Reviews - Review
June 2 - RABT Reviews - Review

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  1. I'm really glad you loved Illicit Love, thank you for taking the time to read and review it, and for taking the risk of reading something you wouldn't normally pick.

    There's definitely going to be a second book, little unsure when now, but Robert's story is written, it'll be out there, I'll let you know as soon at it's released :)

    Best wishes,


    1. Oh, your very welcome! Yeah, it was a risk for me but I'm SO glad I took it because I defentely enjoyed it! :)

      Yes, please let me know when the other books in the series will be released! Thanks! :)

  2. Hi Alicia

    I am now releasing Book 2 in the Marlow Intrigues Regency period series, Passionate Love, on 24th September, the ARCs will be ready end of August, and I wondered if you'd like to read and review this. It's Edward's brother's, Robert's story.

    I'm hoping as many people as possible will post a review on the 24th, and upload to Amazon and other sites you use asap. But if the 24th isn't good but you would like to do a review then just let me know what date is better for you.

    Here's the blurb. Let me know if you are interested, and if you so, if you would like an epub or mobi copy, and the address to email this too.

    Passionate Love

    When Lord Robert Marlow, the eleventh Earl of Barrington, stepped forward, Jane's heartbeat paused. The last time she'd seen him they had both been young, innocent and naïve.

    She'd considered this meeting a thousand times since their last and she'd pictured herself as someone he would admire. Yet now she felt everything the opposite. The gulf he'd left in her life ripped wider.

    Robert's eyes tracked Her Grace, Jane Gray. The only woman who had the power to disturb his equilibrium had just appeared from nowhere and was now walking away from him, again. Jane's beauty had always outshone every other woman in his head and now he'd seen the reality once more he doubted any woman could ever ease the need he had for her.

    He'd heard Sutton had died, and known Jane was free, but he'd had no intention of seeking her out. He'd always thought he desired revenge, not her. Yet today, he was like a dog, chasing after her bloody bones. But, yes, he would like to see her face in the morning when he was the one to say it has been nice, but goodbye.

    The Earl of Barrington played a game; he took women only for one night, and they all desired to break his nomadic ways, yet no one could refuse such a handsome, skilled man - except Jane. How could she trust him?

    Robert felt Jane's fingers trembling. She was nervous and agitated. She's vulnerable. He was frustrated and a little riled. He was not playing games. She was the one who kept flying from hot to cold. There was something wrong she would not admit to him, and nor would she admit she liked him. She did. She was a liar.

    When will the wounds of love be healed?

    Best wishes,

    Thank you,

    Jane Lark



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