Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rosamanti by Noelle Clark - Excerpt and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Noelle will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a Grand Prize of a $20 Amazon gift card will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. You can see the other stops on the tour by clicking on the tour banner.

Sarah seeks solitude and fresh pastures in the wake of her husband’s early death. She answers a newspaper advertisement and takes up residence in Villa Rosamanti, a gorgeous 400 year-old dwelling nestled into the hillside of Monte Tiberio, on the Island of Capri, Italy.

She soon discovers a strong resonance with the house, the gardens, and the quirky pets. As the sun-filled days pass in the gorgeous old house, she builds a deep liking for, and rapport with, Elena Lombardi, the deceased owner. But it’s when she meets Pietro, Elena’s grandson, that she finds it’s not just the villa that she’s falling in love with.

Handsome, charming, and the epitome of a passionate Italian, Pietro lets the magic of Rosamanti work its wonders on Sarah. Together they search for ancient treasure, and end up finding each other, their love blooming like the rampant bougainvillea blossoms in the garden at Rosamanti.

What about an excerpt?

Soon they beached in the little patch of sand near the cave where he kept the boat. Jumping out, he stood knee deep and guided the dinghy to the water’s edge. Holding out his hand, Pietro helped her balance as she climbed out. He pulled the boat up onto the beach above the high tide mark, then reached in and got their clothes and backpack.

She spread out the beach towels. At home, she was used to soft, white sand, so fine that it was lovely to walk and lay on. This sand was more like roughly crushed shells and coral, sharp underfoot. He sat down next to her and opened the bag, taking out some containers of olives, cheese, and pastrami. Next, a bottle of wine and two plastic cups. She sighed loudly. He glanced up.

“Che?”

She impulsively reached over and wrapped her arms around his neck, kissing him warmly. When she looked at him, she felt her heart melting.

“Pietro,” she began, her voice thick with emotion, “you are the sweetest, kindest man in the whole world.”

About the Author:
Noelle Clark is an Australian author who weaves romance, suspense and adventure into colorful and often exotic locations around the world. Widely traveled, Noelle uses real life experience of places, culture, and people, as a backdrop to her stories, giving the reader an authentic taste of the location. Her novels feature strong, mature, heroines and heroes, who - often without knowing it - are ready for new beginnings. Noelle’s characters, like her, believe that love can be sweet at any age.

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18 comments:

  1. I'm thrilled to be visiting you here at It's Raining Books! Thanks so much for having me. I love your website.
    Tell me, how important for you is an authentic location in a story?

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    1. Thank you for visiting! I love a setting that's as much a character as the people. :-)

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    2. Ah, a girl after my own heart. I do too. Rosamanti is a 400 year old Italian villa, and it is very much a character. I hope you'll enjoy reading my book. Cheers, and thanks for stopping by.

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  2. thx u for hosting this giveaway..
    luv the excerpts :)

    -nurma-
    chiko_jubilee at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Nurma. Lovely to meet you, and thanks for dropping by. It was really hard to choose excerpts that I thought would interest people, yet not give away any secrets. Hope I succeeded. :-) Best wishes from Noelle.

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. Hi Rita. Great to see you again. Hope you are enjoying my Goddess Fish blurb blitz tour with Rosamanti. Cheers, Noelle.

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  5. Great excerpt!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thank you Natasha. Good luck in the random draw. Best wishes, Noelle.

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  6. What a wonderful book! I would love to visit the Island of Capri. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for your very kind words. Wishing you good luck in the random draw. Hope you enjoy Rosamanti. Kind regards, Noelle.

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  7. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  8. Thanks very much for stopping by. Very best wishes, Noelle.

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  9. Le sigh! Thank you for sharing an excerpt! :-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  10. Such a wonderful excerpt thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  11. Mary, lovely to meet you. Thanks for your kind comments.

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