Monday, February 12, 2018

VBT: To Entice an Earl by Naomi Boom

To Entice an Earl
by Naomi Boom


GENRE: Regency Romance



Miss Alexandra Farris lost her heart to her older brother's friend, Lord Maxon Collins, long, long ago. Despite her girlhood attempts to win him, he never noticed her. Now that her first season is underway, she understands why. He prefers willowy blondes, not curvaceous maidens with darker coloring like herself. Rather than wallow in self-pity, she forgets love and focuses on something more attainable—an advantageous match.

Lord Collins is plagued by an uncomfortable feeling whenever he goes near Miss Farris. One of annoyance. And yet, he can’t seem to stop thinking of her, touching her, kissing her...He must act in her brother’s stead, which means he has to approve her suitor and ensure her safety. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to find a worthy gentleman.

Wedding her off should be a simple task, but not if he can’t let her go.


Excerpt One:

“I have too given you compliments.”

“Really?” She exhaled. “Name one.”

He contemplated the matter for a moment and then said, “I told you your hair was prettier in disarray.”

She had forgotten that. “So you said one thing. Congratulations.”

“Thank you.” He swept an exaggerated bow and smirked up at her.

“That is not something to be proud of. Why, it’s not even that monumental a compliment.”

He straightened, and a light flared in his eyes. There had always been an easy mood between them, but he had never looked at her in such a way before. It was almost, well, sinful.

“Allow me to remedy my error, then.” He caught her hand in his, and gazed deep into her eyes. “Your eyes remind me of a summer storm.” Her gaze faltered from his, but he continued. “Your skin is as smooth as fine porcelain, and your hair is made of the most enticing curls I have ever seen. I can imagine your freed hair would make a man lose his senses. And lastly, you have deliciously kissable lips.”

She swallowed. His ridiculous, probably oft-used lines had the most amazing effect on her. Her knees had grown weak, and her mind was slow to focus. “I-I d-don’t think…” Her voice trailed off as he chuckled.

“With that said, you also possess a tremendous ability to irritate me beyond comprehension.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Naomi Boom never expected to love writing. Her inspiration struck while searching for the perfect historical romance novel to read. Nothing sounded appealing, so she decided to write her own. That one novel has morphed into a series, and hopefully many, many more.

She resides in her home state of South Dakota with her husband and toddler. Her dream is to someday find an acreage where she can raise chickens and, naturally, continue her writing.
  1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

I like to think I have complete control of the story, but I fear I do not. A lot of times, I will write a certain scene but it will feel out of sync with the people in the scene and I will change it. I would complain, but I personally think it’s better this way. I don’t need to have control so long as everything comes together in the end.

2. Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

A reader will have a difficult time putting down my novel. There’s doses of humor, sadness, romance, you name it. So, if you want a gripping romance novel, this is it. Also, I like to avoid using annoyingly drawn-out drama. For example, I will not have the heroine angry with the hero over a small misunderstanding. At least, not for more than a couple of pages.

3. Have you written any other books that are not published?

Just the following novel in the series, which isn’t completed. I’ve been very lucky so far.

4. Pen or type writer or computer?

I started my first and second novel using pen and paper but I got sick and tired of transferring it to the computer. I really like the idea of a typewriter but I fear that would be a mess with papers out of order or lost. I think, for my sanity, I should simply stick to using computers.

5. Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I’m so honored that people would even consider reading my novels. I still am in shock that my work is out there, so when people read it, I get overjoyed. So, I just want to thank my readers. This whole being an author thing is an emotional rollercoaster and I appreciate it so much. Thank you.


Naomi Boom will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Follow the tour here:


  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you

  2. What fictional literary place would you like to visit? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Good luck and I think visiting the fairy tale lands from Mercedes Lackeys The Five Kingdoms series would be great fun. Talk about adventure!

  3. I'm looking forward to reading this one!