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Archive for August, 2012

Interview with Regency Author Erica Ridley! (Plus a Giveaway!)

Good morning dear readers! Please join me in welcoming Her Grace, Erica Ridley! She’s the Duchess of Awesomesauce and I’m lucky to count her as a personal friend. Thank you for joining us today, Your Grace!

Darcy: Hi Erica! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to write historicals?

Erica: Thanks so much for having me here! I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember, although for years I was convinced I was destined to be the next Stephen King. When I was a teenager, everything changed. I read my first romance novel—a Johanna Lindsey historical—and I was hooked forevermore! Read the rest of this entry »

Interview with a Bow Street Runner (and a giveaway!)

Hello, lovely readers! I’m beyond thrilled to announce that my new novel, Sins of a Virgin, releases tomorrow (Aug. 28th). But rather then tell you about it, I thought I’d invite the hero to tea at the Dashing Duchesses so you could meet him yourself!

(Huntford enters. He’s tall, broad shouldered, and impeccably dressed. His pale green eyes scan the room searching for anything unusual. He shifts so his back isn’t to the door.)

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Interview and Giveaway with Heather Snow

Find a cool bit of shade on the terrace, Dear Readers, and ring for a glass of lemonade. We extend a warm Duchess welcome to Her Grace Heather Snow today. You will not wish to miss the pictures of her lovely library, nor the chance to win a copy of her latest novel, SWEET DECEPTION.

Heather burst upon the historical romance scene earlier this year with the release of her debut, SWEET ENEMY. RT Bookreviews says “newcomer Snow makes a mark on the genre” and BookPage boasts “Readers will be delighted to add Ms. Snow to their list of must-read authors.”

Not to be outdone by the glowing reception of her first book, SWEET DECEPTION is garnering stellar reviews of its own. The Reading Reviewer writes “Heather Snow is a genius with plot, characters, and intricate information. Readers must embrace the magic that is the romance of her words, and appreciate the brilliance of her ability to write a mystery no one can figure out.” Read the rest of this entry »

RITA-award Winning Harvard Grad CAROLINE LINDEN Celebrates Release of ‘The Way to a Duke’s Heart’ with Big Giveaway!

Caroline Linden

 

At one time, Caroline Linden wanted to be an astronaut. Considering she earned a math degree from Harvard, the goal wasn’t at all far-fetched.

 

Luckily for us, Duchess Caroline decided to leave mathematics behind to concentrate on different sorts of figures, the kind which often include buff heroes and spirited heroines.

 

It turned out to be a good move. Duchess Caroline just won the 2012 RITA award for Best Romance Novella. She is generously giving away FIVE print copies of her RITA-award winning novella, I LOVE THE EARL, to five dashing readers who leave a comment or question below.

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Summer Reading Fit For A Duchess

Happy August, Dear Readers! As the temperatures continue to rise, and the last, quiet month of summer becalms the publishing world (and some of our schedules), it is the perfect moment to dive into a new book. Below you will find reading recommendations provided by Her Graces, as well as a list of books currently available for scorching hot deals.

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Duchess Anne Barton recommends: For a historical romance junkie like me, it can be hard to leave behind
castles and ballrooms, even for a brief time. But I’d heard so many great things about Jill Shavis’s Lucky Harbor series that when I saw AT LAST at my favorite beach bookstore, I snatched it up. Now I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!

 

But back to AT LAST: Amy is a waitress (and talented artist) who’s tough and vulnerable at the same time. I think I fell in love with her when, after a little hiking mishap, she worries that (incredibly hot) forest ranger Matt will see her granny panties. Also, she has a deep and abiding respect for chocolate, which I (shockingly) identify with. Matt is an ex-cop who’s trying his damnedest to keep Amy out of trouble. And he’s really good at fighting bad guys and protecting the people he loves. A sigh-worthy hero—even if he doesn’t have a title or a castle in the countryside. A wonderful summer read for any duchess!

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