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Enticed by Lady Elianna: A Cinderella inspired Regency romance

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ENTICED BY LADY ELIANNA IS HERE!!!! Dive into Fabled Love book 3 today!!

A woman who has lost everything…

After her father’s death Lady Elianna was forced into servitude by her cousin and his family. For years she has done as told filling the roll of everything from a lady’s maid to a scullery maid without complaint. That is until Lord Sinclair shows up at the estate causing her to dare to dream once more.

A man determined to save her…

Lord Sinclair is intrigued by Elianna after a brief meeting in Hyde Park. He is convinced the woman is hiding something and he’s determined to discover her secrets. When the lady Elianna is accompanying extends an invitation to a country house party, he accepts.

Circumstances beyond their control…

Passion flairs to life as Elianna works to hide her secrets while Lord Sinclair does everything in his power to uncover them. One fateful night will change everything, dragging her secrets to the forefront and forcing action. Might their love be the key to overcoming her past?

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“London is calling for me.” Garrett rubbed his hand across his thigh, brushing away a bit of dust. If not for his interest in Miss Elianna the party would hold no appeal for him. He found the rituals of house parties rather tedious and the gaming, liquor, and loose women at this one in particular were in short supply.

It was his sense that she was in danger that drove his interest in her—the adventure and excitement of saving a damsel. He’d still intended to enjoy himself during the party, at the least partake in good gaming and a delectable widow on the side.

“The devil you say.” Aubry stomped his boot, dislodging a clump of straw from the stables. “I rather think it would suit you to find some enjoyment here. Perhaps a proper lady to court and wed?”

Garrett raised a brow in mock indignation. “Whoever needs that when London is full of improper ladies to bed?”

“London will kill you yet, old friend.”

Garrett grinned with amusement. “But what a way to go.”

“I can see the gossip column now.” He waved his hand out in front of himself. “Garrett Tumbly, Viscount Sinclair, perished last evening with a belly full of port and a widow beneath him after having spent several hours at a popular gaming hell.” Aubry chuckled.

The familiar figure of Miss Elianna near the rear of the house caught Garrett’s attention. She wore a deep green gown with gold accents—the same shade she’d worn on their previous meetings. Peculiar for any woman. In fact, he’d never meet one whose frocks all bore the same shade.

Come to think of it, the Berkly servants wore the same colors. Deep green and gold were the earl’s livery colors. But Miss Elianna was no servant. She was a companion to Lady Caroline. Or was she? Had the ladies deceived him? Was that her secret?

“Ugh.” A huff of air whooshed from him when Aubry jabbed his elbow into Garrett’s side. Recovered, he turned to his friend. “Take care, will you.”

“What interest do you have in that woman?” Aubry asked.

Garrett shot him a scathing look. “I met her in London along with Lady Caroline. Something about her caught my interest but not in the way you suppose.”

“Do you mean to tell me you’ve met a woman worth more to you than a quick tumble?” Aubry jested.

“Last night’s port must have gone directly to your head causing lasting damage.” He glanced back at Miss Elianna. “I have no wish to become romantically involved with anyone here. There is, however, something the girl is hiding, and I intend to figure out what it is.”

“The party is not so grand that we should have a hard time discovering more about her. Tell me what you have to go on?”

Garrett’s pulse increased as he watched Miss Elianna making her way across the lawn, toward the house. His opportunity to speak with her again shrank with each step she took. Before long she’d be out of sight and reach. He turned his attention back to Aubry. “Later. For now, you must excuse me.”

Aubry gave a nod.

Garrett turned to follow Miss Elianna intent on charming her further—on discovering at least a morsel about her. Bloody hell. The woman moved fast. He pursued the area, searching for her as he strode across the expanse of lawn between him and the residence. She could not have gotten far.

A streak of green skirts caught his eye disappearing into the veranda doors and he hurried his pace. Another few strides and he too entered the house.

“Lord Sinclair. How nice to see you.” Lady Caroline traipsed across the parlor, her hips swinging seductively.

He locked his gaze on Miss Elianna, who continued making her way across the room. “And you as well, Lady Caroline, though I fear I am in a hurry at the moment.”

She placed her hand boldly on his arm, stilling him. “Surely you have a moment for me.”

Reluctantly, he turned to regard her and offered a smile. A pout tugged at her lower lip while her eyes danced playfully. He should refrain from being rude. Devil take it! She should not be approaching him in such an unabashed and inappropriate way.

He shook his arm free. “Perhaps later.”

“Lord Sinclair,” Lady Caroline called after him, an edge in her tone.

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About the author:

USA Today Bestselling author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.

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Seven Wicked Historical Love Stories

When love is this good, it’s wicked. Seven tales of passion, written by your favorite USA Today and bestselling authors, sure to make your heart flutter!

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The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis by Christina McKnight
Elijah Watson, Marquis of Ridgefeld, has spent his life away from society. As the illegitimate daughter of London’s disreputable Craven House Madame, Miss Samantha Pengarden has never had to face society alone—until now. When Samantha is named Elijah’s mistress in White’s betting book, her reputation is in ruins—and only Elijah can save her.

Surrendering to My Spy by Dawn Brower
A rogue, a marquess and a spy… Each an integral part of Dominic Rossington’s life and he does them all rather well. Love throws him off balance and he’ll do everything in his power to protect the one who holds his heart, Lady Rosanna. Danger lurks on the horizon and he’ll have to put it all on the line to save her.

Scandalous Redemption by Amanda Mariel
Can two wary people overcome past hurts, an old scandal, and social strictures to embrace true love?

For The Love of A Viscount by Callie Hutton
Bluestocking Lady Elise Smith and content bachelor Lord St. George made a pact to thwart Lady Elise’s father’s plans for her to marry. What they don’t understand is a pretend courtship can only if work if you don’t fall in love . . .

Beauty and the Rake by Erica Monroe
Police inspector Michael Strickland sees the beauty inside Abigail Vautille, not the scarred beast she believes herself to be–and he’ll do anything to protect her from the blackguard who left her disfigured.

Wicked Designs by Lauren Smith
Emily, a rebellious debutante, is kidnapped by a devilish duke and his infamous league of rogues as part of a revenge plan, but Emily gives the duke more than he’s bargained for.

Mad About the Marquess by Elizabeth Essex
Lady Quince Winthrop has been robbing from society’s rich and giving to the poor for years–but when the Marquess of Cairn returns to Edinburgh, Quince discovers love is even harder to resist than temptation.

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Release day: Georgina-Lady Archer’s Creed, book 2

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I am thrilled beyond belief to share my new release, Georgina with you! This book is very special to me because it is a collaboration with my dear friend Christina McKnight. It is not often we get to work with other authors that we admire and I have the double blessing of calling her friend as well.

This all started when I came across an article about female archer’s during the Regency and Victorian eras and posted it to Face Book saying that I wanted to write a lady archer. Within second’s Christina saw the post and messaged me about what a great idea it was, and before long we had come up with the Lady Archer’s Creed.

I just know you will love our lady archer’s as much as we do, so allow me to introduce you to Lady Georgina Seton:

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A determined woman…

Wild and reckless, Lady Georgina Seton has plans for her future. Driven by the pain of past heartbreak, she will do whatever it takes to gain what she wants… and she is determined to control her own destiny. By becoming the best female archer England has ever known she will safeguard her future without the need to marry.

An ambitious man…

Born the spare, Felton Crauford is hell bent to secure his own future by amassing wealth. The mineral vein he discovered promises to be a boon, but there is one problem…the deposit runs into a neighboring estate. To his fury, the hoyden next door does whatever she can to get in his way. All while presenting a temptation he cannot ignore.

Felton and Georgina are caught up in an unstoppable yearning that threatens to destroy both of their plans. Worse, they are powerless to stop the white-hot desire blazing between them. Georgina must place her wager: Open her heart once more or risk losing everything.

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Series blurb:

A love of archery brings four young girls together to form The Lady Archer’s Creed. Through their mutual love of the sport, they solidify an unbreakable bond, and each woman has a unique quality that adds to their dynamic friendship:

Theodora, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book One)

Lady Theodora with her sharp mind and love of academics becomes the perfect archery coach. Despite being the last to join their group, and the obvious outcast, she will risk her future for her friends.

Georgina, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Two)

Lady Georgina makes the perfect financier. The forgotten daughter of a wealthy duke, she seeks to belong to something—or someone—by any means necessary.

Adeline, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Three)

Miss Adeline is a natural leader. Having grown up in a large and often spirited family, she now allows no one to place her in the shadows.

Josephine, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Four)

Lady Josephine, having a sweet and impressionable nature, strives to please everyone—and keep their bond intact, even after they return to London for the Season.

Adeline, Georgie, Theo, and Josie live each day by the Lady Archer’s Creed, which they developed during their school days at Miss Emmeline’s School of Education and Decorum for Ladies of Outstanding Quality. “Friendship, loyalty, and honor above all” is their mantra. Now, as they face the challenges that come with adulthood, the creed is more important than ever.

Lady_Archers_Creed_LogoVisit www.christinamcknight.com or www.amandamariel.com for more information on USA Today Bestselling Authors Amanda Mariel and Christina McKnight as well as the Lady Archer’s Creed series.

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The Reluctant Wife by Caroline Warfield

TheReluctantWife2_850Today I have the great pleasure of hosting the talented Caroline Warfield and her new release! Just feast your eyes on that cover would you!! Be sure to check out her interview below and enter the giveaway 🙂

The Reluctant Wife

Children of Empire, Book 2

Genre: Pre Victorian, Historical Romance

Heat rating: 3 of 5 (two brief -mild- sexual encounters)

ISBN: pending

Page count: 275 pages

Pub date: April 26, 2017

Long Blurb

When all else fails, love succeeds…

Captain Fred Wheatly’s comfortable life on the fringes of Bengal comes crashing down around him when his mistress dies, leaving him with two children he never expected to have to raise. When he chooses justice over army regulations, he’s forced to resign his position, leaving him with no way to support his unexpected family. He’s already had enough failures in his life. The last thing he needs is an attractive, interfering woman bedeviling his steps, reminding him of his duties.

All widowed Clare Armbruster needs is her brother’s signature on a legal document to be free of her past. After a failed marriage, and still mourning the loss of a child, she’s had it up to her ears with the assumptions she doesn’t know how to take care of herself, that what she needs is a husband. She certainly doesn’t need a great lout of a captain who can’t figure out what to do with his daughters. If only the frightened little girls didn’t need her help so badly.

Clare has made mistakes in the past. Can she trust Fred now? Can she trust herself? Captain Wheatly isn’t ashamed of his aristocratic heritage, but he doesn’t need his family and they’ve certainly never needed him. But with no more military career and two half-caste daughters to support, Fred must turn once more—as a failure—to the family he let down so often in the past. Can two hearts rise above past failures to forge a future together?

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 Short Blurb

When Bengal Army Captain Fred Wheatly, a disgraced soldier with more honor than sense, is forced to resign, and his mistress dies leaving him with two half-caste daughters to raise, he reluctantly turns to Clare Armbruster for help. But the interfering, heastrong widow demands more of him than he’s ready to give. He’s failed so often in the past. Clare’s made mistakes as well. Can two hearts rise above past failures to forge a future together?

When all else fails, love succeeds…

Carol Roddy - AuthorAbout Caroline Warfield

Traveler, poet, librarian, technology manager—award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things (even a nun), but above all she is a romantic. Having retired to the urban wilds of eastern Pennsylvania, she reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows while she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.

Caroline is a RONE award winner and has five star reviews from Readers’ Favorite, Night Owl Reviews, and InD’Tale. She is also a member of the writers’ co-operative, the Bluestocking Belles. With partners she manages and regularly writes for both The Teatime Tattler and History Imagined.

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Excerpt

Get control of yourself, Clare, a small part of her brain urged, dimly aware that exhaustion and relief made her foolish. She didn’t care. Just that moment his arms around her back and his shoulder firm beneath her cheek felt solid. Safe. Dependable.

“Easy, easy. It’s only a tent,” he soothed, one hand making gentle circles on her back.

“You thought about us. No one ever—” He had looked after her, she realized, from the moment he found her at the inn in Calcutta comforting his children. No man ever took care for my comfort before.

She took a shuddering breath. Dependable? This is Fred Wheatly holding you, the man who— She didn’t remember what just then. She felt his kiss on her head, then her ear.

She raised her head and his mouth came down on hers. The gentle kiss made no demands, forced no response, and asked only trust. No man had ever kissed her like that. She couldn’t resist him. When he withdrew to look down at her, she closed the distance and kissed him back, tasting sweat, sand, and male.

“Papa? Are we there?”

He broke off the kiss and tipped his forehead to hers, silent laugher rocking him. “We have come to a place. That much is certain,” he responded. Clare didn’t think he referred to the way station.

Author Interview

Caroline: Thanks so much for having me today, and for asking me these challenging questions! I’ll do my best to answer them.

Mandy: I’m thrilled to be chatting with you!

Q: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?

A: I was in college majoring in East Asian studies with an eye to a career in the Foreign Service when marriage intervened. My dreams changed, but even then writing lay deep in my soul. I always knew I’d return to it. I ended up with a long and satisfying career in public libraries and the information industry. Now I write full time.

Q: Are there any particular authors or books that have really inspired you?

A: Harper Lee, Mark Twain, Thomas B. Costain, Charlotte Bronte, Louisa May Alcott, and Pearl Buck were among my formative influences. As a teen I fell in love with the books of Dorothy Dunnett. She fired my imagination more than anyone ever has. Elizabeth Peters and Mary Stewart delighted me later. My go-to romance writers are Mary Balogh, Grace Burrowes, and Carla Kelly.

Q: Tell us a bit about your new release. Where did your inspiration for it come from?

A: The Reluctant Wife is Book 2 of a series. I had written a holiday novella, A Dangerous Nativity, about the hero’s older sister. Two brothers and a cousin appear in that one as boys intent on creating, amusingly enough, an all-animal nativity to the horror of the adults. I wondered what would happen to them as adults. The result was a new series in which each is the hero of his own book. At the beginning of Book 1 they were on three different continents, driven there by lies and deceit as much as by ambition and curiosity. I had to help each of them find their way home.

Q: What was the hardest part about writing it?

A: The hardest part is always getting to the hero’s inner core. What, deep down, is broken and needs to change? How will he recognize it? What will drive change? If I can figure that out early, I can drive the novel forward. In Fred’s case it is a sense that he has failed to protect his family in the past; that they are better off without him. It isn’t true, but he needs to see it for himself.

Q: Who’s your favorite character in it? (I know, I know, favoritism!)

A: The story opens with the hero facing the fact that he has been left with two half-caste daughters to raise on his own when his mistress dies. He has no clue what to do with them. In the course of writing the book I came to love the older one, Meghal, a precocious six year old. She pushes him to do what’s right when he is not sure what that is. She isn’t about to let him foist her care off onto his sister. She wants her Papa and will follow him anywhere.

Q: Why should we run out and buy it right now?

A: The story sweeps the reader from the edge of Bengal to Calcutta to the Suez and across the desert, to rural England while two people stumble into love in spite of themselves. It includes a meteor shower, steamboats, herbal remedies, and camels. The heroine is a courageous wounded duck. The hero is a clueless male with more honor than sense, who never stops trying to do the right thing. (Imagine his shock when he realizes people actually depend on him!) The villain, a vile man, makes the hero miserable in both India and England, but the hero defeats him—with a little help from family—in the end. The girls are utterly charming.

Q: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

A: Family may be messy and difficult, but it matters. At the end of the day we all need one another.

Q: Do you have a support network outside of your family members?

A: I couldn’t function without friends. I am particularly dependent on old friends from Central Ohio Fiction Writers who like to call themselves Great Escape Artists, and on the Bluestocking Belles, my online tribe. One kept me writing until I got it right and the other helps me survive promotion and marketing.

Q: Do you travel much concerning your book(s)?

A: Never enough! I have not been to India or Suez, as featured in the current one, but I’ve written two books just because I had been somewhere and wanted to use it as a setting. I once asked, “Can I write a Regency novel set in Rome?” Dangerous Secrets was the result. I’ve written others because I long to go there. The current one is an example of that. After I finished The Renegade Wife (Book 1 of the series) I went to Canada just to see the Rideau Canal for myself.

Q: What are you afraid of?

A: Boredom. Thank goodness for e-readers. I used to fear being caught somewhere without enough to read. I would fly with a backpack full of books.

Q: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

A: British crime dramas are my favorites. I adored Foyle’s War and Granchester. I’m pretty much a sucker for any costume drama such as North and South, Poldark, Call the Midwife, or, of course, Downton Abbey. Notice they are all historical, but I am not picky about period. I had trouble with Outlander, mostly because I would rather not watch graphic violence.

Mandy: Wow! What great answers. Thank you so much for stopping by Musing by Mandy and please come hang out again soon 🙂

 

 

 

7 tales of deception, scandal, love and loyalty for just 99 cents!

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Traverse time with seven historical romance novels of revenge, loyalty, betrayal, scandal, and ultimately love that are sure to keep you enthralled.

TRUST IN ME by bestselling author LANA WILLIAMS
Lord Nicholas de Bremont is determined to get revenge against the man who harmed his brother. He joins Lord Crefton’s daughter Elizabeth in a chaste marriage as punishment, but he soon finds himself falling for the woman he’s determined to ruin…

LOYAL HEART by bestselling author ANNA MARKLAND
An impossible choice…love or family loyalty.

Sophia falls in love with a guest at her brother’s wedding, but he is an envoy sent by her father’s enemies.
Brandt intends to return home as soon as his unwelcome obligation to attend the wedding is fulfilled. It quickly becomes apparent he’ll be lucky to leave the celebrations alive.

SCANDALOUS REDEMPTION by USA Today Bestselling author AMANDA MARIEL
Ruined by scandal, Claudia Akford survived years of marriage to a cruel brute. Widowed, she is determined to regain her standing in society, but Lord Shillington personifies temptation. Kind and gentle, yet masculine and sinfully handsome, he would make the perfect lover, but he wants more than she is willing to give.

While Henry Shillington knows a little of the beautiful but notorious Lady Claudia Akford, he is struck by her kindhearted, accomplished, and witty demeanor. The more time he spends in her company, the more he dreams of a future with her. But the lady resists his honorable overtures, and a mistress will never do for him.

Can two wary people overcome past hurts, an old scandal, and social strictures to embrace true love?

ONE KNIGHT IN THE FOREST by bestselling author CATHERINE KEAN
When Lady Magdalen Suffield finds a letter ordering her best friend’s husband to commit murder, she flees into the woods. Pursued and injured, she collapses into the strong arms of Lord Cynric Woodrow, the local sheriff. As Cyn treats her wound in his forest home, he wonders why she’s running from a man he considers an honorable friend. She refuses to confide in Cyn, but as his fascination with her grows, he must choose between loyalty to her or to his friend. Can Magdalen win his trust and stop the murder, or will the danger destroy far more than the love Cyn and Magdalen seem destined to share?

MY ONCE & FUTURE LOVE by bestselling author RUTH KAUFMAN
En route to rescue his imprisoned father, an arrow wound saps Morgan ap Myrddin’s powers. Annora of Amberton, who fled her castle to prove she’s not the lunatic her uncle claimed when seeking wardship, reluctantly helps him. Desire and respect spark as he aids her in return, but danger, destiny and his mysterious past thwart the power of love.

HEART OF THE HIGHLANDS by award-winning author APRIL HOLTHAUS
Rylan has spent most of his life keeping his identity a secret, even from those he loves. But in order to secure his future, he has to face his past. On the run as an outlaw, trying to clear his name, Rylan comes across a woman who he discovers has dark secrets of her own.

Living a simple life with her young son, nothing seemed as if it could go wrong, until a Highland drifter shows up on her doorstep. Dragging her into his world of chaos and deception, Fallon finds herself at a crossroads that may impact both of their lives.

As secrets become exposed, will Fallon choose the right path to change her life, and will it be enough to save Rylan from the noose?

A FLAWED JEWEL by bestselling author DAWN BROWER
Pieretta boards a ship, unaware that Thor is waiting to kidnap her for revenge against her grandfather. Will love intervene, altering both their courses?

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It’s here! Get SCANDALOUS WALLFLOWER by USA Today Bestselling author Amanda Mariel today!

 

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Amanda Mariel

Release Date: March 20, 2017

Length: 19k

Heat Rating: 3

Genre: Historical Romance, Victorian

Blurb:

A wallflower by nature, Jane long ago accepted she would become a spinster. Perhaps such a fate was for the best. After all she’d witnessed firsthand how miserable marriage could make a lady. Still she dared to dream-that is until she finds herself thoroughly scandalized by a lord with the manners of a wild boar.

After Caleb Wesley, Lord Keery, failed to protect the one person who’d counted on him, he embraced his role of blackguard. He holds his vices close-light skirts, gambling, and liquor-and has no intention of giving them up. Even after he accidentally ruins a lady and is forced to offer marriage.

Two people brought together through an unwanted circumstance discover something neither one believed they’d ever have. Can they let go of their old hurts and beliefs long enough to embrace the gift fate bestowed upon them?

Scandalous Wallflower

Excerpt:

He glanced at the mussed bed, then raked his gaze over her body before meeting her eyes. “It seems you welcomed me with open legs, madam.”

The chill in his tone sliced through her. To think she was bemoaning the fact they had not made love mere minutes ago. Anger flared to life, burning her from the inside out. She jabbed finger into the bone and muscle of his chest. “That is an invitation you shall never receive from me! You are a blackguard unfit for the company of ladies.”

“If that is true, it is a damn good thing there are no ladies present.” He pulled his shirt over his head.

“There seems to be a shortage of gentleman as well.” She bent to retrieve his breeches before flinging them at him.

The door swung open behind her, spinning her around. To her horror, her brother and his wife had entered her room, worse still, the Countess of Bailey, an older woman renowned for her gossiping, stood wide-eyed in the hallway. The blood drained from Jane’s face as she averted her gaze to the pained glass window wishing she could fling herself out of it.

“Explain yourself,” her brother, Henry, demanded of Lord Keery. Claudia remained behind her husband, her hand on her chest and her mouth agape.

Jane’s heart pounded head spun with all the excuses she could make, but no words came. Nothing she could say would make any difference. She stood in the middle of her room in nothing more than a chemise with a more than half naked man. Hells bells! She was ruined. Her cheeks burned with embarrassment.

Claudia moved to the door and pushed it shut, closing off the Countess’s view as well as any other houseguests who may come upon them. “Do lower your voice, Henry. Is it your wish to see Jane ruined?”

“Keery has already seen to that, I daresay. Bloody hell, the countess stood witness to this…this atrocity.” His attention remained riveted on Lord Keery. “You took advantage of my sister. Have you nothing to say?”

Jane found her strength and rushed forward. “All is not as it appears. I swear it on my life.”

“Silence!” Henry bit the word out from between clenched teeth, his eyes burning with unsuppressed anger.

Jane pressed her lips together, but stood her ground. She could not allow Lord Keery to shoulder all of the blame for their predicament—not when she’d been a willing accomplice.

Henry removed his glove and slapped it across Lord Keery’s cheek. “I challenge you to a duel.”

Lord Keery stepped back to lean casually against the dressing table. “There is no need for that, Shillington, for I intend to do right by your sister.”

Jane’s stomach lurched as she took in his words. Doing right by her could only mean one thing. Lord Keery wanted to marry her. An hour ago, she would have thrilled, but now the prospect terrified her. She fought through the fog and pinned Keery with her gaze. “I would not marry this scoundrel were he the last man on earth.”

Her brother jumped in, his gaze as condemning as her own. “You forfeited any say in the matter, dear sister, the moment he entered your chamber.”

Keery shook out his wrinkled breeches. “I will procure a special license right away.” He pulled them on, tucked in his linen shirt, and secured them. “Just as soon as I find the remainder of my clothing.”

Jane fisted her hands, wanting to scream. How could he be so casual? His nonchalance further enraged her. He no more wanted to wed her than she wanted a rogue with the manners of a wild boar for a husband. Fuming and flustered, she went about the room collecting his garments before pushing them against his chest. “Do not bother. I refuse to marry you, regardless of what my brother demands.” Even as the words left her mouth, she knew they were untrue. She could not refuse his offer when doing so would bring shame upon her entire family.

Henry took hold of her arm and gave a gentle shake. “That is quite enough, Jane. You will marry Keery. Not another word from you unless it is ‘I do’.”

Lord Keery, clothing in hand, moved toward the door. Before he took his leave, he turned back and flashed her a rakish grin. “It seems you do not have a choice in the matter, my future bride.”

Jane was perplexed and enraged by his contradictory behavior. Why offer her marriage to save her reputation one moment only to ruin her good name the next moment by leaving her room in so shocking a state of undress? “Surely you do not intend to go out there like that.”

His mouth hitched up into a devilish grin. “Whyever not, when you are already compromised?”

And, at that, he took his leave.

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It’s All About The Duke’s

Everyone love’s a duke and boy do I ever have some duke’s for you! Check out these books all of which feature duke’s:

A DUKE’S DESIRE

15094862_804252983065460_1881038131998003401_nA Duke’s Desire is a USA Today Bestselling set featuring some of today’s best Regency romance authors. This is a not to be missed set!

Blurb: No matter the romance, it’s always better with a duke.

Nine full-length novels featuring romantic tales with the highest members of the peerage. From Medieval Scotland to Regency England and even America, see how these dukes are tamed and the lovely ladies that discover A Duke’s Desire.

The Duke’s Accidental Wife by Erica Ridley: Miss Katherine Ross keeps clashing with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She’s convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy…

The Forbidden Duke by Darcy Burke: A decade ago, Titus St. John’s idle roguery brought about the ruin of Eleanor Lockhart—and his self-imposed isolation. Now she’s back, and she needs his help. But by “saving” her, the Forbidden Duke may ruin her life all over again.

The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree by Julie Johnstone: Justin Holleman, the Duke of Dinnisfree, protects his country, king, and heart with classic, cold calculation until the day he’s forced to seek help with a dangerous mission from the fiery Miss Arabella Cartwright who upends his ordered world and entices him at every turn. Arabella learned long ago to count only on herself, but when she becomes a pawn in a political intrigue, she must rely on Justin, but is he her enemy or her ally?

Love with an Improper Stranger by Barbara Devlin: When notoriously hotheaded Nautionnier Knight Blake Elliott, fifth Duke of Rylan, volunteers for a mission, his magnanimous gesture does not include acting as nanny to a couple of blushing sisters. After Lenore suffers a wicked bout of seasickness, Blake nurses her back to health but loses his heart in the process. What happens when Blake alters his course and sets sail for an altogether delectable, more permanent destination?

Taming a Duke by Tammy Andresen: Piper Baker must marry but the only man she wants, an English duke who has traveled to America to replenish his fortune, is the one she can’t have.

Rapunzelle by Caroline Lee: When a handsome stranger arrives in town trying to solve a fifteen-year-old mystery, even the most over-protected heroine knows how to let down her hair… An old-west fairy tale from the bestselling Everland Ever After series.

Scandalous Endeavors by Amanda Mariel: Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?

The Duke’s Fiery Bride by Hildie McQueen: The last thing Gavin Mackinnon, the Duke of Selkirk expects is marriage to a rebellious wildling like her. Or is Beatrice Fingnon exactly what he needs?

Never Dare a Duke by Meara Platt: Frances Cameron ought to be spending the month planning her wedding, but when a casual toast on the night of her betrothal escalates into a battle of the sexes, she finds herself obligated on a dare to spend the next thirty days working closely with the handsome and powerful Duke of Kintyre. In winning the dare, will she also lose her heart to the duke?

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“I loved them all! The only bad thing about any of the novels was that the story ended. Great read, I recommend it highly!!!” ~Verified Purchase Amazon Reviewer

just could not put it down.” ~~Verified Purchase Amazon Reviewer

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DUKE OF MY DREAMS

Duke_of_my_Dreams_Box_medYou can preorder Duke of My Dreams today and be ready to devour these six must read stories written by USA Today and Bestselling authors when it releases on May 23, 2017!

Blurb: Every lady dreams of a duke…

Read these six enchanting love stories of ladies finding, not just the love of their lives, but the duke of their dreams.

Featuring stories from:

USA Today Bestselling Author Meara Platt

USA Today Bestselling Author Tammy Andresen

USA Today Bestselling Author Ari Thatcher

USA Today Bestselling Author Amanda Mariel

Bestselling Author Dawn Brower

Bestselling Author Allison Merritt

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SCANDALOUS ENDEAVORS

Scandalous Endeavors

Scandalous Endeavors is book one in the bestselling Ladies and Scoundrels series. With 97 Amazon reviews and a 4.2 star average this is a must read. Grab your copy today for just 99 cents!

Blurb: Lady Amelia has only known the comfort of life in mid-eighteenth century English aristocracy. But when her father dies, she finds herself alone, grief stricken and not of age. Her appointed guardian, an American uncle, has ordered her to relocate to America where she must remain until she comes of age.

With the help of Grace and Sarah, Amelia gets her uncle to agree to give her four weeks to settle her affairs and unbeknownst to him…find an English lord to marry. Despite her mourning period she endeavors to trap one of London’s eligible bachelors in matrimony so she can remain in her beloved England.

The Duke of Goldstone is devilishly handsome, but a Scottish Duke is entirely unacceptable as a possible husband. After all Scotland is not her beloved England. He has a nasty habit of showing up at all the wrong moments and thwarting her carefully laid plans to ensnare a suitable husband. Sparks fly as the pair find themselves at odds with each other and drawn to each other at the same time. Can they find a way to stop arguing long enough to explore their growing passion?

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“Amanda Mariel writes charming Victorian era romances with engaging characters. I can’t wait for her next book.”
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“Wonderfully written and a fairytale HEA! 5 stars for me!” – See more at: theromancereviews.com/viewbooksreview.php?bookid=16456#sthash.h10tltB6.dpuf

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SCANDALOUS WALLFLOWER

Scandalous Wallflower

Scandalous Wallflower is the much anticipated fourth book in the bestselling Ladies and Scoundrels series. Preorder your copy today and read Scandalous Wallflower on March 20th!

Blurb:

A wallflower by nature, Jane long ago accepted she would become a spinster. Perhaps such a fate was for the best. After all she’d witnessed firsthand how miserable marriage could make a lady. Still she dared to dream-that is until she finds herself thoroughly scandalized by a lord with the manners of a wild boar.

After Caleb Wesley, Lord Keery, failed to protect the one person who’d counted on him, he embraced his role of blackguard. He holds his vices close-light skirts, gambling, and liquor-and has no intention of giving them up. Even after he accidentally ruins a lady and is forced to offer marriage.

Two people brought together through an unwanted circumstance discover something neither one believed they’d ever have. Can they let go of their old hurts and beliefs long enough to embrace the gift fate bestowed upon them?

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