Guest Post: The Ice Duchess by Amy Rose Bennett



The Ice Duchess

Scandalous Regency Widows: Book Two
By
Amy Rose Bennett

 The Ice Duchess (Scandalous Regency Widows, Book 2) by Amy Rose Bennett:
Georgiana Dudley, the ‘Ice Duchess’, has just emerged from mourning after a nine-year marriage of convenience to the Duke of Darby, her twin brother’s lover. Deeply hurt by a scoundrel a decade ago, Georgie swore she would never turn her head for any man, let alone another rakehell. But then she encounters the wickedly handsome and all too charming Rafe Landsbury, the Earl of Markham and against her better judgment, her interest is reluctantly aroused. An affair may be impossible to resist but dare she trust Lord Markham with her most intimate secrets… and her heart?
Society believes Rafe to be a diplomat but for many years he has been working on the Continent as a spy for the Crown. Leaving the shadowy world of espionage behind, he returns to London with the intention of finding a wife. When he is paired with the frosty yet fascinating Duchess of Darby at the piquet table during a ton ball, he is intrigued. Do-or-die man that he is, he’s certainly not going to let her cool demeanor dissuade him from pursuing her.
When Rafe’s dark past returns to endanger Georgie, he is determined to protect her at all costs, even if that means hiding who he once was. With the stakes so high, both Georgie and Rafe must decide if love is a risk worth taking…
Length: Novel (109,500 words)
Heat Level: Steamy to hot. This story is a Regency romance with open-door love-making scenes and frank language is used.
Additional information: This novel can be read as a stand-alone but is part of a loosely linked series, Scandalous Regency Widows.

Georgie took her seat at one of the piquet tables in the card room and removed her gloves, hoping that Phillip, Lord Maxwell, wouldn’t notice her slightly trembling fingers when he joined her. It seemed absurd to be so nervous. Where was her famous sang-froid?

It probably didn’t help that a hush had descended over the card room as Jonathon had escorted her in, and at this very moment, she could feel at least a dozen pairs of eyes, if not more upon her. The unvanquished Ice Duchess—the woman who barely ever lost a game—was about to play cards again. Of course people were going to notice.

Curse her brother and Helena. She would have attracted much less notice if she had simply decided to dance after all. Lemonade in the ladies’ retiring room seemed more appealing by the second. And where in heaven’s name was Phillip? She glanced about the room but could not spy Helena’s husband anywhere.
Not only that, she could see Jonathon disappearing out of the card room, no doubt chasing the dapper young buck he’d been making calf’s eyes at earlier.

If Phillip didn’t appear within the next thirty seconds, she would cut and run.
“May I join you, Your Grace?” A soft baritone drew Georgie’s attention away from the ornately arched doorway of the card room and back to the table.

She glanced up. And it was all she could do not to gasp.

A dark-haired, lean-jawed rake was smiling down at her. Her dastardly brother and friends had set her up after all.

Blast them all to hell.

Drawing in a steadying breath she summoned a slight smile. Her well-practiced, cool duchess’s smile—a smile that had sustained her for almost a decade in the face of such obvious raw masculinity. Thank God she still had it.

“And you are?” she asked smoothly, arching an eyebrow. “I believe we’ve never been introduced.” She thought she knew most rakes of the ton and she had only been away from London for a year. But this tall, handsome man with smoke-gray eyes and a dark velvet voice, she didn’t know at all.

The corner of his wide, well-shaped mouth lifted into a smile. “Forgive my boldness, Your Grace. I am Rafe Landsbury, Lord Markham. Lord Maxwell has been… detained and offers his apologies. He asked me to stand in, in his stead.” His eyes held hers—a question or perhaps it was a spark of challenge flared in their gray depths. “If you don’t mind of course.”

As if she could refuse with everyone watching. She’d gleefully strangle Phillip, Helena and Jonathon later for putting Lord Markham up to this. They probably thought she’d build up a rapport with the man over cards. Then he’d suggest they dance or perhaps peruse the supper table together. His large hand would touch her elbow, the small of her back. His fingers would brush against hers as he passed her a glass of champagne… She knew all the ploys he would use to try and get her hot and bothered. But she wouldn’t fall for any of them. Never again. Just because she was a widow, it didn’t mean she was fair game. 

Lord Markham was still watching her expectantly so she affected a small tinkling laugh and shrugged a shoulder. “Of course I don’t mind. Please, take a seat.”

“Thank you, Your Grace.”

Georgie tried not to stare as the nobleman folded his long, lean frame onto the damask covered Adams chair opposite her. Markham, Markham. No, not a memory of him stirred at all. Where had such a man been hiding for the last decade? He exuded such a quiet self-assurance as he watched her reach for the deck of cards, a completely unexpected and most disconcerting wave of heat swept over her face.
She hadn’t blushed in years. What is wrong with me?
Amy Rose Bennett has always wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. An avid reader with a particular love for historical romance, it seemed only natural to write stories in her favorite genre. She has a passion for creating emotion-packed—and sometimes a little racy—stories set in the Georgian and Regency periods. Of course, her strong-willed heroines and rakish heroes always find their happily ever after.
Amy is happily married to her own Alpha male hero, has two beautiful daughters, and a rather loopy Rhodesian Ridgeback. She has been a speech pathologist for many years but is currently devoting her time to her one other true calling—writing romance.

Website and Blog: http://AmyRoseBennett.com

An Amazon gift card of $20 (USD) and a KINDLE copy LADY BEAUCHAMP’S PROPOSAL: Scandalous Regency Widows, Book 1 will be gifted to a random commenter/participant during the tour.
The Giveaway runs from September 30th to October 11th. Starting and ending at 12:00AM EDT. Best of Luck to all contestants!

Fall is finally here!

Hello all you gorgeous people! Hope the first few days of Fall has been treating you well.

I for one LOVE Fall! It’s by far my favourite season and I’m enjoying every beautiful minute of it.

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My family and I seem to spend a lot more time outside during the cool fall evenings. Summer is great but if it’s not the bugs trying to eat you alive, it’s the crazy hot days that make you feel like you’re on the surface of the sun.

Fall also means the start of canning season! Yay for pickles, salsa, tomato sauce, and pickled beets! So far I’ve made two batches of salsa (One batch mild and the other spicy) and one batch of canned peaches. The beets are a must and my husband has requested pickles and pickled carrots, so that’s been added to the list!

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I’ve also caught up on a bunch of DIY projects I’ve been dying to finish. With all this work being done around the house and in the kitchen it does mean that my writing has taken a backseat. I’m honestly okay with that. Winter is coming (Seriously when does Game of Thrones come back on?) and that will leave me with a lot of inside time, whether I want to be inside or not. So Tucker’s story will commence when the snow flies but for now I need to catch up with my home life.

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But seriously how gorgeous is photo of my silly munchkin and her new kitty Shesh (short for Cheshire)? Anyways, I think that just about it for me. I hope you are all doing well… Until next time!

 

Check out my books! Available on Kindle Unlimited and Amazon in both ebook and print!

 

Operation Wildcat

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Blurb

Jess Baker thought being a leopard shifter in the small town of Blackford was the most exciting thing that was ever going to happen in her life. She wandered through life blissfully unaware of the dangers that lurked behind the seemingly peaceful façade of her hometown.

Her world is flipped upside down when the mysterious Caleb Marsh waltzes into her family’s diner. Little does she know that the intriguing stranger will be the key to her survival.

Caleb Marsh is a man on a mission. He’s been charged with the job of finding the men responsible in the deaths of shifters throughout the country. When he stumbles upon a local shifter willing to assist in any way she can he can’t help but be compelled to see where the path leads. The lines between duty and love begin to blur and Caleb must do what he does best to protect not only her but the shifter community as well. Will their bond be severed or strengthened?

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Cherry Bomb

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Blurb

Cherry Newman hasn’t been home in years, her successful career with Keystone has kept her away from her family. A panicked phone call from her mother has her rushing home to help in any way she can. Little does she know that what she thought would be a simple investigation turns into much more. Her brothers mysteriously disappear and she can’t help but suspect the worse. She recruits the devilishly handsome Jericho Trewes to help her with her with her mission.

Jericho Trewes had been looking for a pack to call his own ever since the tragic death of his parents. He thought he’d found it with the Moore’s but his whole world comes crashing down once again when the enticing Cherry Newman saunters into his life. Her questions leave him doubting everything he’d been told. She makes him believe he could have a family of his own but at what cost?

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Cover Reveal: Hidden Magic by Stephany Wallace

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BLURB/SYNOPSIS

How would you feel if you discovered magic was real, and the kind of powers that until now you’ve only read about are actually part of this world?

Cynwrig “Cyn” Bressall is a Celtic warrior with the unique ability to harness and wield Druid magic in a way never before seen. Making him the only Druid Warrior to ever exist. After surviving a horrible night that began the extinction of his race, Cyn has spent the last two thousand years searching for the only man that can lead the Order of the Druids and mend the scars marring his soul. Instead, his quest leads him to a woman whose essence is unlike anything he’s ever felt.

Orphaned as a baby and raised by her loving but over protective grandfather, twenty-three year old Briana “Bri” Anwell has led an isolated life. Friendless and stuck in a job with no prospect, the self-proclaimed flower child finds solace in her only friends. Books. And imagines an adventurous life in a magical world where anything is possible.

So when a sexy stranger suddenly appears in her world as though he stepped out of her favorite story, she dismisses him as a figment of her imagination. But soon she realizes he’s so much more than he seems.

He signifies everything she’s fantasized about, but is there a place for her in his extraordinary world?

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Cliffs of Moher at sunset, Co. Clare, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher at sunset, Co. Clare, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher at sunset, Co. Clare, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher at sunset, Co. Clare, Ireland

AUTHOR BIO

Stephany Wallace, is a “new” Author, however, although she’s about to release her debut novel Hidden Magic, she has actually been writing since she was about 12 years old. Thanks to the Influence of her Literature professor who was also a poet, she began to write Poetry, which allowed her passion for writing to grow. Writing lyrics followed as her passion extended to music.

She currently writes Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her New book releasing this fall is a New Adult Paranormal Romance, about the amazing & magical world of Druids. She also has four Romance Novels that are being formatted to be released in the next few months: In your Eyes, Chasing Time, Somewhere Inside my Mind & Somewhere Inside my Heart, (its sequel). So stay tuned!

 

You can stalk her, I mean Follow her, and get to know a bit more about her and her my upcoming books:

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Blog Tour: The Unforgiven by Adria Wade

 Driven by hatred and revenge, three worlds collide … but only one will be able to withstand the deadly war. 
The craving for vengeance and an act of forbidden love has led to a fight between Athena and The Hunters. Now that they have crowned the power-hungry, malicious Asher Blaine as their new leader, they are a force to be reckoned with. But Asher also has his own revenge to carry out … against the vampires. 
The same vampires who, after growing tired of their kind being slaughtered, are also desperate to put an end to the most feared huntress of them all. 
Fighting a dangerous battle that has been brewing for many years, Athena and her friends must find a way to rise up against their enemies, despite the various disadvantages they face, including a vision which plagues Violet’s mind, foreseeing their demise. 
In the final installment of The Huntress Series, blood will spill, hearts will shatter, and chaos will reign.

FORBIDDEN      TAMED     AWAKENING     UNFORGIVEN

Adria Wade has had a passion for writing since she was a kid. Her favorite part about writing is getting lost in the world she created. She is the author of The Forbidden, The Awakening, and Tamed. When not writing, she can be found reading, drinking a lot of coffee, and watching way too many eighties movies. She lives in Maryland, where she is busy writing her next novel.

What I’ve been up to

Look at me go! Two of my own blog posts in a month! Yay me!

So, if you follow me on Facebook you would probably already know about my roller coaster ride of a month but if not here’s the list.

I’m 32 years old and have never had an allergic reaction…ever! But this past month has been pure hell. I’ve felt like a walking hive for the majority of the time and it’s driving me absolutely batty. It’s hindered not only my writing significantly but also my precious, precious sleep. Thankfully I have an appointment with an allergist in October and we can figure out what is causing this discomfort.

**dramatic re-enactment**

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On top of that, my daughter began Kindergarten and I have to admit I was really anxious about her riding the bus all by herself and being away for full days. But with how much she loves school it’s made the transition a lot easier for me.

Anyways, I’m determined to regain the momentum I lost during this past month. It’s a guarantee. I won’t let Unbearable fall to the wayside.

Granted I may not have been able to concentrate on writing but I was able to get some of the items off my to-do list checked off! Added to my gallery wall, started hanging decor in my drab kitchen, and finished some craft projects that had been set aside. So I guess it hasn’t been a complete wasted month.

Onward and upward!

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Blurb

Jess Baker thought being a leopard shifter in the small town of Blackford was the most exciting thing that was ever going to happen in her life. She wandered through life blissfully unaware of the dangers that lurked behind the seemingly peaceful façade of her hometown.

 Her world is flipped upside down when the mysterious Caleb Marsh waltzes into her family’s diner. Little does she know that the intriguing stranger will be the key to her survival.

 Caleb Marsh is a man on a mission. He’s been charged with the job of finding the men responsible in the deaths of shifters throughout the country. When he stumbles upon a local shifter willing to assist in any way she can he can’t help but be compelled to see where the path leads. The lines between duty and love begin to blur and Caleb must do what he does best to protect not only her but the shifter community as well. Will their bond be severed or strengthened?

Amazon

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Blurb

Cherry Newman hasn’t been home in years, her successful career with Keystone has kept her away from her family. A panicked phone call from her mother has her rushing home to help in any way she can. Little does she know that what she thought would be a simple investigation turns into much more. Her brothers mysteriously disappear and she can’t help but suspect the worse. She recruits the devilishly handsome Jericho Trewes to help her with her with her mission.

Jericho Trewes had been looking for a pack to call his own ever since the tragic death of his parents. He thought he’d found it with the Moore’s but his whole world comes crashing down once again when the enticing Cherry Newman saunters into his life. Her questions leave him doubting everything he’d been told. She makes him believe he could have a family of his own but at what cost?

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Guest Post: Jet Set Billionaire by JB Duvane



Jet-Set Billionaire: The Complete Series
By
Jenna Chase
&
JB Duvane
The Mile High Club is about to induct its newest member…
Recently single flight attendant Erica Blake finds herself caught between her pilot ex-boyfriend, Brad, and billionaire Malcolm McDaniel on an intercontinental jaunt on his private jet.
The young playboy is en route to Tokyo with a bevy of beauties, and it’s up to Erica to remain professional even when he decides that the most gorgeous woman on the plane is her!
Malcolm is used to getting his way and won’t take no for an answer. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince Erica that he’s the man she needs to move on from her ex.
But when the plane crashes on a tropical island and they must turn to each other for survival and comfort, ex-boyfriend Brad lets Erica know that he has no plans of letting her go.
This bundle includes all four parts of the steamy, romantic adventure series as well as a bonus epilogue that isn’t available anywhere else. Jet-Set Billionaire: The Complete Series is a novel length book that totals 43k words and includes a HEA.
Just a little bit closer, I thought as I leaned ever so slightly toward her. I didn’t want to come off as a creep and get that slap in the face I had thought about earlier, but I wanted to get closer to those lips and inhale that intoxicating scent of hers again.
Just then the plane hit an air pocket and teetered back and forth and I was by some act of God thrown forward so that my entire body was pressed into hers. My hands found their way around her waist and back as my chest was thrust against hers. My lips were hovering barely an inch from her own as the weight of both of our bodies rested against the counter.
I stared down into her eyes and breathed in her heavenly aroma. As her head fell back a bit I was compelled to move my face down to her neck, my lips just grazing the milky white skin. The air around me was filled with her scent and my head started to swim as I became intoxicated with her.
I didn’t know anything about this woman, I didn’t even know her name, but I did know that I would now stop at nothing to have her. She had invaded me somehow and I was helpless to resist her.
I brushed my lips along her neck as I moved them up toward hers and as I did I pulled her hips into my incredibly hard cock. I heard a gasp and a very faint moan escape her lips as my hand moved up her back and behind her head, then into her soft hair. Suddenly, I heard her clear her throat and felt her push gently on my chest.
“I’m sorry, sir, no passengers are allowed in the galley.”

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Jenna Chase Bio:
Jenna Chase has been looking for her own Prince Charming ever since she sat down as an impressionable seven-year-old and fell in love with Cinderella.
When she’s not down at her local coffee shop people watching and creating stories on her laptop, Jenna can be found in her local gallery or playhouse soaking up the creative atmosphere. She likes her martini’s dry and her romance hot and steamy. Jenna lives in San Francisco with her sweet dalmatian puppy, Dr. Spot and her cat, Alley who rules with a paw of iron.
Jenna still has hopes that her Fairy Godmother will arrive and turn her pumpkin into a carriage and take her to the ball. In the meantime, she’s buying her own shoes and keeping an eye out for Mr Tall, Dark and Perfect.
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JB Duvane Bio:

JB Duvane writes about tortured bad boys with a dark past ranging from hired killers to serial killers, as well as the non-lethal variety of bad boy. She wants everyone to have their HEA.
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If you have suggestions, no matter how dark or disturbing, please send JB your thoughts. jbduvane@gmail.com
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Guest Post: The Unforgiven by Adria Wade

 Driven by hatred and revenge, three worlds collide … but only one will be able to withstand the deadly war. 

The craving for vengeance and an act of forbidden love has led to a fight between Athena and The Hunters. Now that they have crowned the power-hungry, malicious Asher Blaine as their new leader, they are a force to be reckoned with. But Asher also has his own revenge to carry out … against the vampires. 

The same vampires who, after growing tired of their kind being slaughtered, are also desperate to put an end to the most feared huntress of them all. 

Fighting a dangerous battle that has been brewing for many years, Athena and her friends must find a way to rise up against their enemies, despite the various disadvantages they face, including a vision which plagues Violet’s mind, foreseeing their demise. 

In the final installment of The Huntress Series, blood will spill, hearts will shatter, and chaos will reign.

FORBIDDEN      TAMED     AWAKENING     UNFORGIVEN

Adria Wade has had a passion for writing since she was a kid. Her favorite part about writing is getting lost in the world she created. She is the author of The Forbidden, The Awakening, and Tamed. When not writing, she can be found reading, drinking a lot of coffee, and watching way too many eighties movies. She lives in Maryland, where she is busy writing her next novel.

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