Friday, January 21, 2011


To celebrate the Thorndike Press large print publication of my historical romance TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS, I will be giving away another print copy of the novel.

You have until Monday January 31, 2011 to post a comment along with an email address where you can be reached if you wish to be entered. Drawing of the winner will be done at random by an impartial third party who doesn’t know any of the writers or readers.

TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS is a sensual historical romance set in the Regency era. Warning: this book sizzles! Maeve, part gypsy, has psychic abilities. Adam, the Marquess of Huntingdon, a world weary cynic, would like to make the mysterious Maeve his mistress. Maeve leads him a merry chase. The novel has elements of mystery, the paranormal, romantic suspense and humor.

Here are some comments from reviewers:

"Jacqueline Seewald's Tea Leaves and Tarot Cards delivers an unusual and intriguing heroine together with fast-paced historical romantic-suspense. Seewald is very much at home in her early 19th century setting."- Jayne Ann Krentz (Amanda Quick) New York Times Bestselling Author

“It is clear that Seewald's goal is to offer a deeply felt, emotional romance.” Library Journal

“TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS is rich in secondary characters across the spectrum of society...TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS has a lot to offer with its original characters and imaginative plot.” Romance Reviews Today

“This is a delightful lighthearted regency frolic.” Genre Go Round Reviews

What do you as a reader look for in romance novels? What most satisfies you as a reader?
All comments and discussion most welcome!


Maggie Toussaint said...

Hey, again, as blogger ate my first post. (I hate it when the internet is hungry!)

Congrats on your large print release, Jacqueline. I love strong heroines who can think their way out of trouble. As for satisfaction, for me there's nothing like a well-deserved happily ever after.

my addy for the drawing is maggietoussaint at darientel dot net

Wishing you all the best,


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thanks, Maggie, for your perseverance. It seems you're the first commentator to get
through on blogger.

I know you also write both romance and mystery.
I too like strong heroines and happy endings; I guess that's why I read romance fiction avidly.

Judy said...

Congrats on your print release!! This sounds very good.

I love strong independent heroines that have a soft side when it warrants.


D'Ann said...

Your books sounds great! I like a heroine who is strong, one who doesn't have to have the hero to "complete her", but one who who can stand alone, but chooses a mate who is equally strong.

Maryann Miller said...

Congrats on the release. I will withdraw from the drawing to give others a chance to win the book.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Judy, D'Ann, and Maryann,

Thank you each and all for your comments.
I do prefer to create a heroine of strong character like Maeve. Adam is a flawed hero,
but he learns from his mistakes, thanks to Maeve.

Cindy Sample said...

Jacqueline, these reviews are terrific. Great title, cover, and heroine. My kind of protagonist and story. Congratulations on the large print release.

Carol Burge said...

Huge congrats on your large print release, Jacqueline! TEA LEAVES and TAROT CARDS sounds like a great read!

I like lot's of sexual tension in a romance. I've found if I read a book with little ST, or poorly done ST, I get bored and most likely I will put the book down, never to pick it up again.

So, yes, in answere to your Q, LOT's of ST is what I look for in a romance. :)

Great reviews! Again, congradulations!

Carol Writer AT Comcast DOT Net

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Cindy and Carol,

Thanks for your positive comments and responses.

catslady said...

I love historical romance. If I love the characters, I will go anywhere with the author. If there is a touch of humor that is nice. If it makes me cry that can be nice to lol. And I love variety so almost anything goes. This sounds like a unique premise and sounds good to me!


Caroline Clemmons said...

TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS sounds as if it has all the elements I love in a romance.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thank you Caroline and thank you Catslady for your positive comments.