Because love, no matter how hard won, is always worth fighting for.
One thing never changes from era to era—the longing for love and the sacrifices willingly made to achieve a happily ever after. This special romance collection includes three stories of dukes and their ladies, each a charming and humorous Regency romance with a dash of mystery & suspense.
A Diamond for a Duke: A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes. Jules, the Duke of Dandridge wants more than Jemmah Dament’s sweet kisses or her warming his bed. He must somehow convince her to gamble on a man who’s sworn never to love again.
Only a Duke Would Dare: A reluctant duke. A vicar’s daughter. A forbidden love. Victor, Duke of Sutcliffe ventures home, intent upon finding the most biddable and forgettable miss in Essex to wed. Except he finds himself powerless to resist Theadosia Brentwood—even if she is promised to another and the exact opposite of what he thought he wanted in a duchess.
A December with a Duke: He’s entirely the wrong sort of man. That’s what makes him so utterly right. After a horrific marriage, Everleigh vows to never marry again, but the enigmatic Duke of Sheffield is determined to woo the beautiful widow and make her his own.
Targeted Age Group:: 25 – 100
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My Seductive Scoundrels heart-warming historical romance series has been so popular with my readers that when they asked me to bundle the first three books, I couldn't say no. What's not to love about settling into a comfy spot, your beverage of choice nearby, and escaping to the romantic Regency era?
Each book features a roguish duke and a sassy, intelligent heroine. As always, you'll find a dab of suspense and a pinch of inspiration in the stories. I've also hinted who upcoming heroes and heroines will be. These stories are the perfect length to binge read, one right after the other too.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
A DIAMOND FOR A DUKE is not only based on a fairy tale, Diamonds and Toads, but there is also a darker element present. I had so much fun writing Jules and Jemmah's story, I decided to create a new series featuring dashing rakes and devilish rogues.
Victor, Duke of Sutcliffe inspired ONLY A DUKE WOULD DARE. He first appeared on the pages in A DIAMOND FOR A DUKE, and I found him to be such an engaging character, the next book in my Seductive Scoundrel's Series had to be his story. I wanted him to be a bit of a rakehell, but one who the right woman could redeem.
Theadosia Brentwood, the daughter of a strict reverend, but a heroine with a definite mind of her own was just such a woman. By-the-way, I met a woman named Theadoisa at a Jane Austen faire and fell in love with the name. I told her my next heroine was going to be name Theadosia, and she was!
Griffin and Everleigh's story began in ONLY A DUKE WOULD DARE, but theirs is not a warm, fuzzy Christmas story. Reader
A DECEMBER WITH A DUKE
I put my hero and heroine through a lot before they finally got their happily-ever-after. I included an adorable orphan and characters you've seen in the first two Seductive Scoundrel's Series books as well as gave hints about possible couples in other books in the series.
Excerpt – A December with a Duke
For the second time that night, Everleigh stopped on the last riser.
He truly didn't know?
"Yes, my daughter, Meredith."
She touched the locket again. A lock of wispy, thistle-down soft white hair lay tucked inside. Struggling to wrestle her grief into submission, she focused on the long case clock's pendulum swinging back and forth.
She paced her breathing with the slow tick-tock for a handful of rhythmic beats.
Did a parent ever recover from the loss of a child?
No. Life just took on a new reality.
"Tomorrow is the three-year anniversary of her death."
Why had she shared that?
The Duke of Sheffield did the most startling, the most perfect thing in all the world.
He drew her into his arms and held her. He didn't offer condolences or advice. He didn't try to change the subject or pretend he hadn't heard her at all.
He simply offered her comfort, and it felt so utterly splendid, just allowing someone to hold her. Someone who permitted her to show her grief for a child conceived in the worst sort of violation and violence, but who had been adored nevertheless.
For this brief interlude, Everleigh didn't have to be strong. Didn't have to maintain her frigid façade, and it was wonderful to be herself. That almost brought her to tears as well.
What was more astonishing was she wasn't afraid of his touch.
How long had it been since she didn't flinch when a man touched her?
They stood chest to chest and thigh to thigh in intimate silence for several moments until the clocked chimed the quarter hour, interrupting the tranquility. They really must join the others for dinner, or God only knew what sort of unsavory tattle might arise.
"Thank you for your kindness, Your Grace."
She disengaged herself, more aware of him as a man than she'd any business being.
He simply nodded, though the amber starburst in his eyes glowed with a warmth she couldn't identify.
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