Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Book Blurb/Giveaway - Return of the Fox by Pamela Gibson

Return of the Fox
by Pamela Gibson


GENRE: Historical Romance



The year is 1847...

… Gabriel de la Vega, disgraced son of a Mexican ranchero, returns to his Alta California home when Americans take power to help his countrymen with the bewildering transition and make amends to the woman he once wronged.

Fiercely independent, Isabella Fuentes swore she’d never forgive Gabriel for abandoning her on the night they were to elope. Now he’s back, playing a dangerous game, pretending to be meek and repentant when she knows the handsome, former outlaw is anything but contrite.

When a series of accidents threaten Isabella’s safety, Gabriel offers an outrageous solution: the protection of a brief civil marriage. Isabella is tempted. But can she rely on a man who once betrayed her and can she trust her foolish heart to let him go when the danger has passed?


EXCERPTS (Exclusive Excerpt):

Gabriel stirred beside her, his thigh pressing against hers as he turned to speak to the bride, now seated on the other side of him at the head table. Warmth seeped through fabric, creating a telltale flutter in her stomach, a momentary respite from the clawing worry. Her mind drifted as a distant memory beckoned her . . . a picnic on a bluff overlooking the sea, where she and Gabriel had sat side by side in the warm sun, touching.

Isabella shook herself and gritted her teeth. Why was she remembering their picnic now? It had been so long ago, and had been made meaningless by—but she would not think about that.

Instead, she let her gaze float across the sea of faces, searching for Captain Sutherland. He was at the edge of the room, but his back was to her. Surely he could feel her eyes on him and would turn and smile. Seeing his face would warm her more than Gabriel’s thigh, which was still touching hers, creating little tingles along her leg.

As if he felt the tingles, too, Gabriel turned, and the heat intensified with the expression on his face. He didn’t move away, instead he lifted his fork and grinned at her before taking a bite.

“You’re not eating, my dear. Is the food not to your liking?”

“I’m not very hungry.”

“It’s been hours since breakfast. And there will only be a light supper around midnight tonight. Unless you’re hoarding food in your room, you should eat. What if you faint? I’ll have to carry you to your room, perhaps fling you over my shoulder like a sack of flour, my hand resting on your delectable bottom.”

She could imagine his hand pressing her bottom, perhaps kneading it after they found a secluded spot.

She squirmed in her seat. “You know, Gabriel, your manners are atrocious,” she hissed. “How dare you speak to me in such an intimate way?”

He leaned closer. “Afraid someone might overhear? Or do you not want them to see the delightful blush on your cheeks and wonder what caused it?”

“You are insufferable.”

He moved back and placed his hand over his heart. “To think you were complimenting me just a few minutes ago.”

“I should have known better.”

His grin lit up his face, showing perfect teeth and dancing eyes. She didn’t know whether she wanted to smack him or kiss him. Both urges were strong. Neither was acceptable in company.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author of eight books on California history and thirteen romance novels, Pamela Gibson is a former City Manager who lives in the Nevada desert. Having spent the last three years messing about in boats, a hobby that included a five-thousand-mile trip in a 32-foot Nordic Tug, she now spends most of her time indoors happily reading, writing, cooking and keeping up with the antics of Ralp, the Rescue Cat. If you want to learn more about her activities go to https://www.pamelagibsonwrites.com and sign up for her quarterly newsletter and occasional blog. Or follow her in these places:

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  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

  2. I liked both the excerpt, and the beautiful book cover.

    1. Thank you. I love this subgenre of history and the cover artist did a fabulous job.

  3. I like the cover. The colors are amazing!

  4. The cover is beautiful. I love historical romance.

    1. I hope you like this book, Mary. Some of the peripheral characters were actual people living during that time period.

  5. Ooooh this sounds awesome!! I love love love historical romance!

  6. Thank you, Mya. There's a lot of steamy romance as well as history in this book.

  7. I'm thrilled to be featured today. Thank you Gimme the Scoop Reviews for hosting me. I love your pampered pooches. I have a grand-dog who's very spoiled.

  8. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  9. Thanks. It's hard to know what to choose.

  10. I enjoyed the description of the book. Sounds like a great read.

  11. Thank you Diannekc. It's not a well-known sub-genre but was a very interesting part of history and the Hispanic influence is still evident: tile roofs, plazas, patios, many architectural details. Gold rush swept most of that culture away.

  12. Thank you for hosting me today. Tomorrow is release day and I'm very excited to have shared a bit of my book with your readers.

  13. Love the senorita and the cowboy riding into the sunset on the cover.