Monday, October 4, 2010

Guest Post with Ms. Cherish D'Angelo

I am so excited to bring to you today a wonderful author..... Ladies and Gents of the Lair, please raise your glass to.... Ms. Cherish D'Angelo. Today I hand my blog over to her... So, please make her feel very welcome today! Now... get comfy and let's see what Ms. D'Angelo has to day!

Why Men Should Read Lancelot's Lady

Thank you so much for hosting me during my Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour, which launches my contemporary romantic suspense, Lancelot's Lady, a novel I think men should read too.

Over the years, I've met a man or two who have admitted to reading romance novels, though most had no idea the books they'd read were classified in that genre. Most will tell you they read it for the suspense, but hey, men like a good sex scene too. I doubt they're skimming over those scenes to get to the gun fight.

Many men stay far away from the romance genre, thinking it's only for women. It isn't. Really. Men can read it too. Real men eat quiche and real men can read romance, especially romantic suspense.

Okay, so yes there is a love story, but even men need love in their lives and they can use a dose of romance every now and then. Perhaps if they read more romance novels, they'd understand us women better. Or not.

Romantic suspense isn't just about love and sex. There's a strong mystery element, which often begins with a crime or something threatening. There is a mix of tension, danger and sensuality, just like many novels not found on the romance shelf.

Lancelot's Lady has everything that male readers generally like: adventure, mystery, crime, a nasty bad guy, a beautiful woman, humor, tension, guns, and a chase scene that will leave them soaked. Above all, it has a good story with memorable characters. At least that's what fans of Lancelot's Lady have told me.

So, ladies, buy your man a copy of Lancelot's Lady for his ereader. Don't even mention "romance". Just tell him there's a sleazy private investigator that has his eye on a beautiful woman. Oh, and there are guns.

Lancelot's Lady ~ A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down.

Lancelot's Lady is available in ebook edition at KoboBooks, Amazon's Kindle Store, Smashwords and other ebook retailers. Help me celebrate by picking up a copy today and "Cherish the romance..."

You can learn more about Lancelot's Lady and Cherish D'Angelo (aka Cheryl Kaye Tardif) at and
Follow Cherish from September 27 to October 10 on her Cherish the Romance Virtual Book Tour and win prizes.

Men, I dare you to read Lancelot's Lady. And please let me know what you think. Does it "work" for you? Do you enjoy romantic suspense?

Leave a comment here, with email address, to be entered into the prize draws. You're guaranteed to receive at least 1 free ebook just for doing so. Plus you'll be entered to win a Kobo ereader. Winners will be announced after October 10th.

Remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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  1. Hello! Great post. Lacelot's Lady sounds fantastic - I hope many men will read it :)

    franalokas (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. I totally agree. Men should read romance. I have been trying to get my husband to read them for awhile now. He could use some hints, pointers,so to speak. He thinks romance is fluffy. But not all romance is created equal. *crosses fingers* *says silent prayer*Please let him read a good romance novel soon.

  3. I had one historical novel that captured my hubby's interest eons ago but I lost his interest for the genre as fast as I unexpectedly got it. Perhaps a change of genre can provide the stimulance :)

  4. Not entering! Just stopping by to say hi.

  5. This looks awesome. :)


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  7. Great post.I wish men would read more romance but unfortunately I don't see that happening.I think the covers too have something to do with that too.
    I however am looking forward to reading this book :)

  8. Thank you all for your comments. :-)

    JC, maybe suggest your hubby try Lancelot's Lady. It's contemporary and has a solid suspense angle and a good story. It's not fluffy. lol

    Jason, it's great to see at least one man stopped by. Thanks for leaving your email addy. You're now entered in my draws and you'll receive a free ebook, along with anyone else who leaves an email addy.

    Happy reading!

  9. This book just drew me into it as I read the first 2 chapters. I'm very fortunate that Gregory loves romance as much as I do. He keeps teasing me "Don't tell anyone I'm watching chick flicks" -but men love love too! Congratulations Ms. D'Angelo on a great story! I like the pen name too.. Shelina

  10. I LOL when I read "Oh, and there are guns.", though that might work...

  11. Hi Shelina, I'm glad you've enjoyed the first couple of chapters of Lancelot's Lady. I hope you and your hubby both read it. :-)

    Tricia, yes, guns, blackmail and a chase on the water. What more could a guy ask for? lol


  12. This book really sounds fantastic. I really want to read it. I have been trying to get my husband to read romance but he won't. Please enter me in contest.

  13. Interesting. I don't think my husband is against romance - so long as it occurs in his sci-fi universes. I might just put Lancelot's Lady where he can find it, though... (We don't have an ereader...)

  14. Hi Tore, you can pick up a copy of Lancelot's Lady from Amazon, KoboBooks or Smashwords. I hope you enjoy! :-) And since you left your email addy, you're entered in my other draws. Good luck.

    Jaime, great to see you here. You've been such a loyal follower of my tour. Thank you! As usual, you're also entered in my draws. :-)

    P.S. You can read any of my ebooks on your PC or laptop as well as some select smartphones (iPhone, yeah!) lol


  15. host~ Hey hon! Thanks for coming over.

    jc67~ Welcome to my place! Thanks for coming over!

    Leontine~ Hey honey! I am so glad that you made it! I figured you would like this one!

    Chris~ Hey hon! **waves**

    Jason~ Welcome! I do agree with Cherish, it is nice to have another man in the mix! Thanks for coming over!

    elaing8~ Hey honey! Thanks for coming over today!

    Cheryl Kaye Tardif~ Thank you so much for coming over and commenting back to the peeps that came today! Thank you so much and I cannot wait till you see my review!!!! hehehe!! I loved the book!

    Shelina Thomas~ Hey there! Welcome! I am so glad that you came!

    Tricia~ Hey honey! Thanks for coming over! And like Cherish told you... there are a lot more than guns! Hee hee!!

    Tore~ Hey there! Thanks for peeking in today!

    Jaime~ Oh Jaime, it can be read on your computer! Thanks for popping in! I hope you enjoyed your visit!

    Thank you all for coming over today and helping me support Ms Cherish!!!!
    Stay tuned for my review of this wonderful story!!!!

  16. I am late, I am late for a very important blog hop!!! I am a day behind, but still stalking!!! lol

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  17. I put the book on my tbr list!!! *muahs ur cheek*

  18. Sarah Lynne~ Hi there and welcome to the Lair! I hope you enjoyed yourself. And believe me, that is the story of my life... late, always late.... But you are never late here!

    Redd~ Ohhhh honey, you knew I needed some Muahs!!!!! How I love ya honey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for coming by honey!!!

  19. No need to enter me but I did want to stop in and say hi to you ladies great post and BIG Hugs to you Cherish and Cecile!!!!!!

  20. Not entering the contest-but wanted to say this sounds like a great read!

  21. Lancelot's Lady sounds like a book I'll enjoy; I look forward in reading it.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  22. Sounds like a great book - would love to win it :-)

  23. JennJ~ Hey honey!!! Awww are you too sweet to stop by honey! Thanks for showing your support!! I appreciate it!!!

    A Buckeye Girl Reads~ Hey honey! Thanks for coming over!!!! Aww you are sweet to show support too! Have a great weekend!

    booklover0226 (Tracy) Hey honey! Oh this is an awesome book! Good luck!

    Sarah~ Hi there! Welcome and Good luck!

  24. I love the post!
    izzie0129 at yahoo dot com

  25. I've talked with some men who actually enjoy reading romance and there are a few male authors out there that write great romances.

    I think it's great :).

    Pam S
    pams00 @


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