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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Tracy is giving away the following prized when the tour ends:
Grand Prize: $30 Amazon GC
2nd Prize: $15 Amazon GC
3rd Prize: a signed paper set of Kiss Across Time (North America) or an eBook set if international winner.
Runners-up: 6 runners up will receive eBook sets of Kiss Across Time.

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SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO:
KISS ACROSS TIME
Kiss Across Time, Book 1
Genre: Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format: eBook and print
Short novel length
Available at Amazon: Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print

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A single kiss can change more than one life…or two.
Taylor Yates is fired for insisting the Fifth Century Arthurian poet, Inigo Domhnall, existed. When she hears Domhnall’s lyrics in a death metal song, she engineers a meeting with lead singer, Brody Gallagher. An unintended kiss sends them spinning back to the poet’s time, when Saxons were pillaging King Arthur’s Britain.
Brody’s all for kissing her again. More, he wants her to kiss his friend and lover, Veris, to see what will happen. When Veris’ kiss sends them back to the time of the Vikings neither man is willing to let Taylor simply walk out of their lives.
But Brody and Veris are more than lovers and sexual playmates, as Taylor learns when they investigate the kisses that send them across time. The secrets they share have the power to completely alter her life.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00025]KISS ACROSS SWORDS
Kiss Across Time, Book 2
Genre: Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format: eBook and print
Short novel length
Available at:
Amazon US | Amazon US Print | Amazon UK | Amazon UK Print | Smashwords | Kobo | All Romance eBooks | B&N Print

Taylor Yates never dreamed growing up she would end up happily living with two drop-dead sexy vampires and time-hopping through their thousand years of personal history. Her life is complete…or is it?
When she finds herself at the seige of Jerusalem during the first crusade, Veris doesn’t know her at all and doesn’t want to. Worst of all, he and Brody are total strangers, and Taylor drives a wedge in deep between them by trying to seduce Veris at their first meeting—not something a lady of the day does if she wants to keep her head.
Taylor and Brody must woo Veris using the customs of medieval England, win his heart and his full commitment before Jerusalem falls in four days time—or when they return to their own time, their lives as they know them will be gone…

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Kiss Across Time, Book 3
Genre: Time travel, MMF ménage romance, contemporary and historical settings
Format: eBook and print
Short novel length
Available July 1, 2013:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | All Romance eBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

It is four years since Taylor and Brody almost lost Veris during the First Crusade. Now they know how to control time jumps, they have settled into a very nearly perfect, nearly human life, raising their daughter Marit.
When Brody defies Queen Tira to protect Marit, the three of them jump back three days in time to collect evidence the queen set up Brody for a drug bust in retribution. The jump sends them back to Brody’s personal nightmare: Fifth century Constantinople.
While Brody survives as a flogged slave, Taylor masquerades as the wife of an aristocrat and searches for Brody to release him. They must wait for Veris to find them before jumping home and Taylor watches each brutal chariot race, wondering if this will be Brody’s last. Brody once died in the Hippodrome and he is human this time, too….

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Tracey 2
Tracy Cooper-Posey is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author. She writes erotic vampire romances, hot romantic suspense, paranormal and urban fantasy romances. She has published over 50 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.

She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year and Byzantine Heartbreak was a 2012 winner. She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University.

She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line.

Catch up with Tracy at her:
website | Amazon | All Romance eBooks | Smashwords | Kobo | Facebook | Twitter.

Tracy Cooper-Posey’s KISS ACROSS CHAINS Tour Schedule
July 1 – July 31

7/01- Book Monster Reviews (Guest Post)
http://www.bookmonsterreviews.com/

7/02- Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Guest Post)
http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/

7/03 – Romance Junkies (interview)
http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog/

7/04 – Toot’s Book Reviews (series spotlight)
http://tootsbookreviews.blogspot.com/

7/05- You Gotta Read Reviews (interview)
http://yougottaread.com/

7/06- Riverina Romantics ( guest post)
http://riverinaromantics.blogspot.com/

7/08- Book Lovin’ Mamas (guest post & series spotlight)
http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com/

7/09- Brynna Curry’s In Shadows Blog (series spotlight)
http://brynnacurryguests.blogspot.com/

7/10- Night Owl Reviews (series spotlight & giveaway)
http://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Kiss-Across-Chains-by-Tracy-Cooper-Posey

7/10 – Book Pages & Dripping Ink (series spotlight)
http://bookpagesanddrippingink.blogspot.com/

7/11- I Smell Sheep (guest post)
http://www.ismellsheep.com/

7/12- Curse of the Bibliophile (interview)
http://curseofthebibliophile.blogspot.com/

7/14- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews (series spotlight + reviews)
http://literalhottiesnaughtybookreviews.blogspot.com/

7/15- The Next Chapter (interview and series spotlight) + reviews
http://www.costhenextchapter.blogspot.com/

7/16- United by Books (series spotlight)
http://unitedbybooks.blogspot.com/

7/17- Romancing the Book (series spotlight + reviews)
http://romancing-the-book.com/

7/19- Celestial Reviews (series spotlight) + reviews
http://cecesreviews.blogspot.com/

7/20- The Reading Café (series spotlight + reviews)
http://thereadingcafe.com/

7/21-Offbeat Vagabond (guest post) review later
http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/

7/22- Literal Addiction (guest post + series spotlight)
http://www.literaladdiction.com/

7/22 – Page Flipperz (series spotlight)
http://pageflipperz.blogspot.com/

7/23- Vampires, Werewolves &Fairies Oh My! (Guest post) reviews
http://vampireswerewolvesfairiesohmy.blogspot.com/

7/24- Cocktails & Books (series spotlight)
http://www.cocktailsandbooks.com/

7/25- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight & reviews)
http://www.wickedreadingsbytawania.blogspot.com/

7/26- Mad Hatter Reads (interview)
http://madhatterreads.blogspot.com/

7/26 – Coffee & Characters (series spotlight)
http://daniellecromero.blogspot.com/

7/27- Smoldering Heat (guest post)
https://smolderingheat.wordpress.com/

7/27 – Tiffy-Fit’s Reading Corner (series spotlight + reviews)
http://tiffyfit.blogspot.com/

7/28- Mimmi’s Musings (series spotlight)
http://mimmismusings.blogspot.com/

7/29-GraveTells (guest post)
http://gravetells.com/

7/30- Salacious Reads (series spotlight)
http://www.salaciousreads.com/

7/30 – My Secret Romance (series spotlight + reviews)
http://www.mysecretromancebookreviews.com/

7/31- Fandom Fanatic (series spotlight) and reviews
http://fandomfanatic.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where Did All The
Long-Haired Heroes Go?

While short hair for men is the fashion right now in the early half of the twenty-first century, I can’t help but bewail the diminishing numbers of heroes with long hair.

When did it stop being sexy?

In Romanceland, heroes throughout history and into the realms of the paranormal have enjoyed long locks for decades. They adorned covers and posters for years and years after more-than-collar-length became old fashioned in the real world.

There are some historical periods where long hair was the norm: Scotland, throughout its wars of independence, the Regency period, when a man tied his hair back in a queue, and most of the 17th, 18th and 19th century.

There are many more, but these are the most popular historical romance periods with the exception of medieval England…but even there, a long-haired hero wasn’t completely out of place. It was only knights with their restrictive helmets who regularly chopped their locks.

In fact, one of my medieval romance books, Heart of Vengeance, was first published with a hero on the cover with long hair, even though he has shorn hair in the story (he’s a knight as well as a lord). But that first edition was in the late nineties, when long hair on romance heroes was common, even desirable…

If you head back even further into British history you bump up against Roman Britain. While the Romans certainly favoured well-trimmed pates, the tribes they warred against did not.

The Anglo Saxons who invaded Britain once the Romans pulled back to Rome were also proponents of long hair.

Then you can slide into the fantasy realm, where long hair on a hero is almost mandatory.

And yet, and yet…

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Have you noticed, lately, that if the cover features the hero at all (which is becoming more common in some romance genres – like urban fantasy romance), then often, his head is cut off by the top edge of the book, or the title, which means you can’t see if he has long hair or not.
Just as often, if you can see his head, the hair is neatly trimmed regardless of the genre or era the book is set in.

It’s as if Romanceland wants to have its cake and eat it, too. Is it that cover designers, publishers and marketing people are afraid that the cover will look…old fashioned? Even some of the romances I have read lately that are set in eras or locales where long hair would be perfectly natural on a hero, the book gives him short hair (sometimes without reason), or fails to focus on the length of his hair at all, as if it is easier to simply not acknowledge his full appearance than risk putting off a more modern-oriented reader.

Personally, I think covers and books should describe a hero as he would have been back then, or in that fantasy world, rather than trying to insert a hero of modern and fashionable appearance in our real world into the mind of the reader.

It’s just a bit of a cop-out, don’t you think? Or would you find it awkward to read about a hero with long hair, even if it is appropriate to the period?
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