For today’s stop on the QUEEN OF SWORDS Blog Tour, Author Katee Robert has shared her Top 10 Scenes from the book.
And if you haven’t yet been enticed to read QUEEN OF SWORDS from its description ~ which I’ve included below ~ or the teasers being revealed on this tour ~ one of which is right below the description ~ those top ten scenes should pretty much do it.
Hot. Kick-ass. Dark. Sexy. Electric. And those are just some of the words that come to mind.
About the Book
When the cards tell Ophelia Leoni she’s supposed to marry the Prince of Hansarda, the gunrunner grits her teeth and boards the starship that comes for her. It doesn’t matter if the ship’s commander is the gorgeous stranger she just spent a wild, drunken night with. As a Diviner, she’s painfully aware the cards don’t lie. Ever.
Boone O’Keirna knows Ophelia is trouble the second he sees the way she moves. Not about to let the deadly little hellcat marry his sadistic half-brother, Boone pretends to be the Prince’s emissary and kidnaps Ophelia. Too bad they can’t be in the same room without him wanting to throw her out an airlock–or into bed.
Even as they fight each other–and their explosive attraction–Ophelia and Boone sense something is wrong. Too much is going their way. Soon, they realize while the cards may never lie, the truth is sometimes hidden between them…and the future king of Hansarda is not one to take defeat lying down.
And now for just a little something to tempt you….
Boone blinked. “Ophelia?” He went back to the bed, lifting her carefully with one arm while he pulled down the comforter with the other. Then he tucked her in, pulling the blanket up to her shoulders.
She looked younger when she was sleeping, more vulnerable, and it pulled at something inside him that he’d thought died long ago. It didn’t change anything, not really. Until Kristian was dead, Boone would spend his every waking moment making sure his half brother got that way. There was no time for a relationship that went beyond sex—even mind-blowing-forget-your-own-name sex. Especially not with a crazy Diviner who would kill him as soon as kiss him.
10. The opening scene.
Ophelia muttering to herself and leaving her panties as something to remember her by…priceless.
9. Ophelia meeting Boone’s sister, Jenny, for the first time.
Both these women are forces of nature in their own right—finally getting them in the room together? Oh yeah, it’s all about the fireworks.
8. Pretty much every scene with Gerard and Marianna.
These two characters are one of my favorite couples—their dynamic was potent enough to have my editor demanding a book to show their story. They’re the perfect example of opposites attracting.
7. The scene with Jenny and Boone’s first mate, Cole.
These two fight worse than siblings (like, say Jenny and Boone) do. Cole’s kind of uptight and Jenny can’t keep her mouth shut…
6. The scene where Ophelia breaks Boone’s nose.
It’s so wrong! But so right! I know, I know, I’m a sick individual for thinking so, but COME ON.
5. The moment when Boone asks Ophelia if she trusts him and when she says she doesn’t, he walks away from her.
It wasn’t an easy thing for him to do (or for me to write), but Boone’s obsession with trust is one of those things that makes their relationship.
4. The bar scene, specifically: “And then the bitch punched her in the face.”
Honestly, the entire thing surprised me. I wrote that and actually laughed out loud because I hadn’t seen it coming in the least. Those moments really make the book for me.
3. The scene where Ophelia finally says to hell with her pride and admits that she wants/trusts Boone.
The woman’s pride is insane (just the way I like it), and her finally reaching out to him pretty much made me grin like a fool.
2. The final scene between Boone and Kristian.
Kristian, oh Kristian. The man is so delightfully twisted. He simultaneously makes my skin crawl and makes me want to like comb his golden mane of hair or something. Yeah…don’t judge.
1. The moment when Ophelia realizes she loves Boone.
I know, I’m a sap. Don’t tell anyone. It can be our little secret.
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your top ten scenes from your book. I have to agree that those are some pretty wickedly awesome scenes.
I especially like that they start right from the opening scene. It’s the perfect way to grab readers. It got me hooked!
And I promise not to tell anyone about your romantic side.
I’d like to also thank Entangled Publishing for including me on the QUEEN OF SWORDS Blog Tour. The tour has been amazing so far and I can’t wait to check out the rest of the stops!
About the Author
Katee Robert learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back. Now living in Eastern Washington, she spends her time—in between ogling men’s goodies and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse—writing speculative romance novels.
Make sure to visit the other stops on the tour for a few more teasers, to learn more about the book, author and characters, and for other chances to win an eBook copy of QUEEN OF SWORDS.
June 4th- Hooked on Books
June 5th- A Life Bound By Books
June 6th- For What it’s Worth
June 7th- Tater’s Tall Tales
June 8th- Book Brats
June 9th- Two Chicks On Books
June 10th- What the Cat Read
June 11th- Debbie’s World of Books
June 12th- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads ****Release Day****
June 13th- Fiktshun After Dark
June 14th- Winterhaven Books
June 15th- Bibliognome
June 16th- Kindle Fever
June 17th- The Book Goddess
June 18th- My 5 Monkeys
June 19th- Shortie Says
In addition to the awesome guest post, there is also a giveaway for ONE eBook copy of QUEEN OF SWORDS courtesy of the publisher, Entangled Publishing.
~ Giveaway ends on June 20th at 12:01 a.m. Pacific
~ There will be one winner
~ One entry per person
~ You must be 18 or older to enter
~ Winner will be contacted by email and announced in this post on June 20th
To enter, fill out the form below:
Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by and checking out this awesome guest post by author Katee Robert. I’ve run the names through Random and we have a …
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