Tuesday, September 4, 2012

{Blog Tour and Giveaway} "Lancaster House" by Taylor Dean

As you can see I am a HUGE fan of this book, but I promise this is the last blog tour I have for this book!  It won't be long before I will be showcasing an all new Taylor Dean story here on my blog.

About Lancaster House

Zoe Grayson needs a change. So, she moves to another state, purchases an old, dilapidated 1920s Victorian Mansion, and sets out to restore it to its former glory.  As she begins the restoration, she finds herself falling in love with the old house . . . not to mention its illustrious builder, Mr. Lancaster.  Zoe becomes obsessed with the house as she discovers its secrets; hidden rooms, secret passageways . . . and a mysterious man who seems to think the house is his.  Who is he?  More importantly, how does he live in her home unseen and unheard?

The unexpected answers leave her reeling—and questioning everything she’s ever known. To her dismay, Zoe’s actions land her in the local psychiatric hospital, scheming for ways to return to Lancaster House . . . and the love of her life.

Here is an excerpt of my review, you can read it in its entirety here.

A few of my thoughts on Lancaster House
I have never read a book quite like this one.  I can't begin to describe to you how good it was.  When Taylor contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing it here on my blog, the thing that intrigued me the most was the old house.  I remember reading a Nora Roberts book a long time ago about a woman (I think) who bought an old house and was restoring it and I really loved that book.  So, I was pretty sure that I was going to like this one.  This one took me quite by surprise.  I wasn't at all prepared for the depth of the paranormal aspect of this story.  Just when I thought I had it figured out something else would happen to take the story that much deeper.

About the Author
Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up. 
 My blog is the story of my path to publication. I’m not an expert by any means. However, I’ve learned a lot in the process, and hopefully, what I share with you will help you towards fulfilling your writing dreams. I’ll start at the beginning and work my way to the present day. If you want to learn the entire story, start at the first blog post! Otherwise, join at any time and enjoy the ride! I write in all sub-genres of Romance: suspense, paranormal, and contemporary. My novels are much like Forest’s box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. One thing is certain however, you will always get a healthy dose of CLEAN Romance.

Links to Buy 

Excerpt from Lancaster House:

Note: While Lancaster House tells the story of a heartfelt romance, the scenes that propel the story forward are the scenes between Zoe and her psychiatrist, Doctor Channing. 

“I find it telling that you, yourself, knew you were losing your mental stability,” Doctor Channing said as he leaned back in his chair thoughtfully.

“The average person would think the same when faced with strange occurrences. I guarantee it.”

“You were slowly breaking down, Zoe. Surely you can see that.”

“I see nothing of the sort.” Her tone was defensive.

“What exactly did you think was going on?”

Zoe stared at the floor, a look of perplexity marring her features. “I wasn’t sure, but I was determined to get to the bottom of it. I didn’t believe in all that ghost gibberish, not for a second, and I certainly wasn’t about to let anyone scare me out of my home.”

“You do realize you were a very confused young lady, don’t you?”

Zoe seemed to ponder that for several moments. Then with renewed strength, she said, “No. No, Doctor Channing, I don’t agree. I wasn’t confused. I was thinking clearly and rationally. I’d decided to solve the mystery. Running away was not an option.”

“Zoe, think sensibly for just a moment. A house cannot repair itself. A burner cannot turn itself off. It was you doing everything. You were the only one in the house.”

“No, I wasn’t the only one in the house,” she whispered.

This giveaway will run until September 11th so be sure to spread the word and enter to win.  There are a couple rules before we get started.
  • You must be at least 16 to enter
  • You will have 24 hours to contact me once it's confirmed that you are the winner and I have emailed you.
  • Failure to contact me in 24 hours will result in my drawing another name as winner. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Other Stops on the Lancaster House tour
** Be sure to check out all the stops on the tour!

September 3 Hanging With Bells Guest Post
September 4 {Dive} Under The Cover  Excerpt
September 5 Batty For Books Review
September 6 Batty For Books Guest Post
September 7 A Buckeye Girl Reads Excerpt
September 10 Book Girl Knitting Excerpt, & Review
September 11 Endless Days of Literary Ecstasy Review
September 12 Book Girl Knitting Guest Post
September 13 Book Liaison Author Interview
September 14 Mademoiselle Le Sphinx, Review
September 15 Mademoiselle Le Sphinx, Guest Post
Septebember 16 Offbeat Vagabound Review
September 17 WV Stitcher Review


  1. Thanks, Shelly, for featuring Lancaster House on your blog once again! You're the best!

  2. I really want to read this book. It looks so good. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I like the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Taylor Dean is such a great person, she is very interactive with her fans on her blog and on twitter! I can't wait to read this!! Great review!


We ♥ our peeps and it’s a rare day that you won’t hear from us if you leave a message! Talk with ya soon!!