The Deed

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The deliciouslywitty first novel fromLynsay Sands

Lady Emmalene Eberhart wanted to do it.She’d even begged an audience with the King so that he would order her husband to do it—because she was determined to be a good wife.But then her husband died, and Emmaremained a virgin.

Now the innocent young beauty findsherself with an ample dowry and promised toAmaury de Aneford, a landless knight whose able sword helped defend the King’s crown. Surely ...

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Overview

The deliciouslywitty first novel fromLynsay Sands

Lady Emmalene Eberhart wanted to do it.She’d even begged an audience with the King so that he would order her husband to do it—because she was determined to be a good wife.But then her husband died, and Emmaremained a virgin.

Now the innocent young beauty findsherself with an ample dowry and promised toAmaury de Aneford, a landless knight whose able sword helped defend the King’s crown. Surely hernew husband would want to do the deed,for his rugged good looks certainly make Emma’s heart skip more than a beat. And Emmasuspects there is more to a wedding night thanjust a sound sleep . . . and more to true lovethan she ever imagined.

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Reissued as part of Avon's participation in partnership with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance's K.I.S.S. and Teal campaign, this medieval escapade begins with the stunningly naive heroine's hilarious petition to the king that her then-husband bed her and heads off in a funny, sexy direction when she gets a new mate. This witty tale was first published in 1997 and is Sands's (of Argeneau and Rogue Hunter fame) first novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062019707
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/30/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 307,880
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynsay Sands

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

Biography

Born in Southern Ontario, Lynsay Sands is the New York Times bestselling author of the Argeneau Vampire series. She has written more than 34 books and anthologies since her first novel was published in 1997. Her romantic comedies span three genres—historical, contemporary, and paranormal—and have made the Waldenbooks, Barnes & Noble, USA Today, and New York Times bestseller lists.

Lynsay's books are read in more than twelve countries and have been translated into at least six languages. She's been a nominee for both the Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award and the Romantic Times Best Paranormal Romance Award, was nominated and placed three times in the RIO (Reviewers International Organization) Awards of Excellence, and has several books on All About Romance's Favorite Funnies list.
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Good To Know

1.) I started The Deed (my first romantic comedy and the first book to be published) a year after my mother's death. I was very close to my mother and the year following her death was about the most miserable time imaginable. But then I decided I was tired of being down and unhappy, and looked around for something to lift my spirits and make me laugh. When I couldn't find anything, I decided to sit down and write my own. It worked! Emmalene and Amaury's antics in The The Deed had me chuckling as I wrote.
2.) I met my husband in New York in July 2003. I was there because of the RWA conference and he was there on vacation. The first day there we kept running into each other and chatting in front of the hotel, and then he asked to join our group (it was very brave of him. He was the lone male amongst six or seven women, lol). He's a Brit and I'm Canadian and the first two months of our relationship were conducted by phone as well as over the internet. Our first date was a week in New York in September, followed by three weeks in England. He then came to Canada in both November and December, the first time to propose and the second time for Christmas with my family and then to take me back to England with him for New Years. I lived in Northern England for two years. We married in New York and now live in Canada.
3.) I was writing about my husband before I met him. Single White Vampire came out in September 2003 and I took a copy with me to England when I went for the three weeks. I walked into my now-hubby's house to find at least six months worth of mail unopened and stacked up on a shelf inside the front door. When I stopped dead, eyes going wide with shock and asked "My God. That's mail. You don't open your mail?" He looked embarrassed and muttered some explanation about bills automatically being paid by the bank so no need to open those and everything else was unsolicited and he couldn't be bothered. When I burst out laughing, he started to frown and said "What?" My response was to dig out the copy of Single White Vampire and hand it over with the suggestion he read it. The mail thing wasn't the only similarity he had to Lucern Argeneau. There are many more and when he sat down to read the book, he kept stopping and turning a rather startled and even suspicious gaze my way and muttering that this sounded familiar" or that did. I had to point out that it really was coincidence, that I had written that story at least nine months before meeting him. LOL.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2002

    Lynsay's debut into Romance was a knockout!!

    When this book came out, I was running a bookstore that found 75% of its monthly income came from romance readers. I received the poster about three month before it's release and put it up on the wall - and sold dozens and dozens on preorder because of the poster. This was unusual since most of my regulars bought by authors they knew. I feared there would be a mass groan when they did not like this author that was totally unknown. Well, it was completely the opposite. They bought because of the cover, but everyone one of them came back and demanded to buy everything she had written. We had a lot of snarls, when they were told this was her first book, so we would have to wait until she wrote more. And she has been writing SUPER books ever since!! She gives you lovely, tender romances...but also, laughter so hard it brings tears to your eyes. Very few writers can move me to laugh out loud and Lynsay always does!! There is no writer like her today in the romance field, though I now see many trying to copy her. But her Emmaline and Amaury are gems. Her characters are engaging, charming and intelligent, but that does not mean they cannot find them in wildly humourous situations. I shall not spoil the fun about 'the deed'....but leave the sheer pleasure for you to discover!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    This is a reprint of the humorous first Lynsay Sands romance

    In 1395 England, her cousin regal favorite Duke Rolfe arranges for Lady Emmalene Eberhart to meet with King Richard II as she wants to be a good wife to Lord Fulk her husband of two years. Though she hesitates she blurts out that her spouse has not bed her and she wants a royal decree ordering him to consummate their vows as she wants children. Fate intervenes as her husband dies on his way home to do The Deed, leaving her still a virgin but with a large dowry and estate.

    The monarch rewards loyal landless knight Amaury de Aneford with marriage to Lady Emmalene. However, others want control of her vast estate and are willing to kill her betrothed and take her virginity. As she remains ignorant of the boudoir and he ignorant of anything unrelated to war, this couple needs a primer if they fail to allow love to train them in a marital relationship.

    This is a reprint of the humorous first Lynsay Sands romance. The story line employs hyperbole as the faults and ignorance of both protagonists are amusingly exaggerated. Though an external threat adds suspense, this subplot detracts from the virgin bedding as the crowd asking whether the Deed is done is the medieval equivalent of the movie Are We There Yet

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    This had an interesting premise on the flyer and I wanted to try the author. Had an interesting twist at the start and just kept going. It is a great read for someone that enjoys Mideveal settings. I liked her writing style so much, I got more of her work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    Funny but nice romance

    Good story and characters

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    Okay read, not my favorite...

    Not my favorite Lynsay Sands book, although I have read all of her vampire stores from the beginning. I picked this up because of the k.i.s.s. and teal sticker on the book and I'm happy with the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Deed. Another must read from Lynsay Sands.

    The deed is one of the funniest, romantic, steamy books from lynsay that I have read and I have read almost all of her books. She is a brilliant writer. Historical romances or the Argeneau series ( which are my fovorites) they are wonderful books. I dont have to know what the book is about. As long as it is written by her I will read it. So definately read The Deed. You will not be dissapointed

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    THE DEED

    this one funny, and romantic ect.... Love emma and amaury

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    :)

    Its been almost a year since i read this book, but i still remember everything that happened. Yes the book was that memorbale for me hahaha
    I can just honestly that i completely enjoyed this book and that you will too, if you just give it a chance!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    To Changing Seasons

    Oh! I'm exciteed for the next part!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Funny

    Very light and funny with a strong female character

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Her first book in a set of three! Great stand alone but!,,

    Follow with THE KEY! then read THE CHASE!! I wish she would put a fourth one out in this series because there is one more set of characters she can write about. You will love her humor, and plot. ENJOY

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  • Posted February 8, 2012

    So funny

    I love books with humor and Sands does a great job at delivering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Good

    This ws a good read with humor addded.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Simplistic but unique

    Wonderful story weaved perfectly. I hated putting it down and laughed out load plenty. Its the perfect romantic tale for those who are romantic at heart.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

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    A pure laugh riot

    I've read all of Ms. Sands vampire tales so I picked up The Deed. Also for the KISS and Teal label. So glad I did. Lady Emma and Amaury de Aneford are a great couple and had me laughing every page of the way.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    Entertaining

    I found this book to be very entertaining and quite funny. This was my first Lynsay Sands book, but I will be reding more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2011

    Don't waste your time

    Poor example of literature for today's standards. Humor is over done and characters are overly naive. Nothing you cant predict or have never heard before. Boring read. If you want real humor try Julia Quinn.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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