Showing posts with label historical romance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label historical romance. Show all posts

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Devil's Masquerade by Nina Mason

Today, we are hosting the blog tour for THE DEVIL'S MASQUERADE, book three in Nina Mason’s erotic historical series ROYAL PAINS. Set in Great Britain during the Restoration period, the series chronicles the sexual, marital, and political exploits of Robert and Maggie Armstrong, the Duke and Duchess of Dunwoody.

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Here's the blurb:
Beware the devil in disguise… 

The year is now 1685 and Maggie’s father has just been crowned King of Great Britain, but that doesn’t mean trouble is over for the Duke and Duchess of Dunwoody. Rather than cool the flames of hatred between Papists and Protestants, the coronation of a Catholic monarch has only added accelerant to the already raging blaze. Two-faced devils lurk in every corner of the royal court, as do diseases with the power to kill and maim. When Robert falls prey to the smallpox virus, it looks as though Maggie will lose the two people most precious to her—her beloved husband and their only child—the son she bore three months before after five years of heartbreaking miscarriages and stillbirths. The one person in London who can help save her son demands a steep price in exchange her services. Will Maggie trade Robert’s hard-won fidelity to save her only child…or offer the apothecary an even more scandalous alternative?

Note: ROYAL PAINS contains highly erotic content and is intended to be read in order.

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About the author

Nina Mason is an incurable romantic who strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten.

The Devil's Masquerade is the third book in her Royal Pains series and her sixth book overall. Her seventh book, Dark and Stormy Knight, the second installment in her Knights of Avalon series, will be released by Lyrical/Kensington on Jan. 5.

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Duke's Bedeviled Bride by Nina Mason

Today, we are featuring The Duke's Bedeviled Bride, book two in the erotic historic Royal Pains series by Nina Mason. The series, set in Scotland and England during the Restoration period, is available in e-book or paperback.

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Here's the blurb:

The tawdry tale of the Duke and Duchess of Dunwoody continues�

Maggie Armstrong, the long-lost illegitimate daughter of the heir presumptive to the throne, is bedeviled by her husband's limited definition of fidelity. After observing him in a m�nage � trois at the court of King Charles II, she is determined to bring him around to her way of thinking�by any means necessary.

Robert doesn�t mind being punished for his transgressions. Rather, he enjoys being whipped, especially by his beloved bride. Unfortunately, her heart might not belong to him alone. His younger brother, who he�d sent abroad to clear the way for himself, is coming home sooner than expected, and Maggie�s feelings for Hugh may not be as dead as her husband had hoped.

Both duke and duchess soon learn, to their peril, Hugh Armstrong is not the honorable man they�d been led to believe. Insanely jealous of his brother�s situation, Hugh will stop at nothing to strip Robert of all he holds dear�including his life.

But the real danger for Robert and Maggie is not the villainous Marquess, but the growing friction betwixt Catholics and Protestants in Restoration Era Great Britain.

Can their love survive the trials that await them?

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Here's a little about the author:

Nina Mason, author
 Nina Mason is a hopeful romantic with strong affinities for history, mythology, and the metaphysical. She strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten.

She is the author of The Queen of Swords, a darkly erotic Scottish paranormal romance/urban fantasy; The Tin Man, a political thriller; Devil in Duke's Clothing, an erotic historical set in 1680 Scotland; The Duke's Bedeviled Bride, the follow-up to Devil in Duke's Clothing; Starry Knight, the first book in a new PNR/UF series; and Dark and Stormy Knight, book two in The Knights of Avalon series.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, Ms. Mason currently lives in Woodstock, Georgia.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Where Secrets Smolder.....

by Kelly Bowen
a Historical Romance
from Forever Publishing

Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion-her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele "disappeared." Now she must risk revealing her new identity to save another innocent girl from the same fate. But she needs a daring man for her scheme, and the rogue in question shows a remarkable talent . . . for shattering Gisele's carefully constructed facade and igniting her deepest desires.


This isn't the first time Jamie Montcrief has awakened naked and confused from a night of drinking. It is, however, the first time a stunningly beautiful woman offers him payment afterward. Gisele has a business proposition for him, a mission involving cunning thievery and a brazen rescue.  How can he say no to a plot this dangerous . . . and a woman this delectable?
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Review by pearls
The characters in Kelly Bowen's historical romance are quite likeable and you truly root for them to be together at the end, and to win their goal.  Their goodness is equally balanced by the villain's depravity.  Giselle is a strong woman forged by her circumstance.  Jamie is a gentleman and protector to the core of his being.  It is as though Prince Charming and very wide awake Sleeping Beauty have come together to fight the forces of evil.  Their private moments getting to know one another and falling in love were fun to watch, and the secrets behind Jamie's past reveal a deeper, more complex man.  My only complaint is that the book seemed a bit too modern in speech and mannerisms.  It was a fun read none the less. 


“James.” His name was like honey on her tongue, and her own dismissal of formality was encouraging.  Something stirred inside of him.   “I like it.” She gave him another blinding smile.  “Why are you drinking all alone, James?” she asked. 

He stared at her, unable, and more truthfully, unwilling to give her any sort of an answer.  Instead he just shrugged.

“Never mind.”  She tipped her head back, and another pot of ale disappeared.  Idly he wondered how she still remained sober while the room he was sitting in was beginning to spin.  She tilted her head, and her beautiful, blond hair swung away from her neck, dizzying in its movement.  “You have kind eyes.”

Her comment caught him off guard.  He did not have kind eyes.  He had eyes that had seen too much to ever allow any kindness in.  “I am not kind.”  He wasn’t sure if he mumbled it or just thought it.  Inexplicably, a wave of sadness and loneliness washed over him.

“What brings you here?” she asked, waving a hand in the general direction of the tavern.

Jamie blinked, trying to remember where here was, then snorted at the futility of the question. 

“Nowhere else to go,” he mumbled.  The accuracy of his statement echoed in his mind.  Nowhere to go, nowhere to be.  No one who cared.  Least of all him.

“Would you like to go somewhere else, James?  With me?”  Her words seemed to come from a distance, and with a frantic suddenness, he needed to get out.  Out from the tavern walls that were pressing down on him, away from the smells of grease and bodies and smoke and alcohol that were suffocating.

About Kelly Bowen
Kelly Bowen grew up in Manitoba, Canada. She worked her way through her teenage years as a back country trail guide and ranch hand and spent a year working on a cattle station in Australia.  She attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary physiology and endocrinology. 

   But it was Kelly's infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance.  When she is not writing, she seizes every opportunity to explore ruins and battlefields.

    Currently, Kelly lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, all of whom are wonderfully patient with the writing process.  Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.

AUTH. TWITTER ID:@kellybowen09

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