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A Hand for the Duke by Meredith Bond @merrybond #RLFblog #NewRelease #RegencyromanceMeredith Bond, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

A Hand for the Duke by Meredith Bond

Genre: Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Can the Ladies of the Wagering Whist Society help an impoverished modiste win the hand of a sought-after Duke?
Tina Rowan is beautiful, talented—and wants nothing more than to be free of her past. The illegitimate daughter of a baroness, she is being blackmailed by her own foster-father. She must rely on her flair for designing dresses to earn enough to pay him off. Starting a business dressing the ladies of Regency society isn’t easy for a nobody. But Tina has three aces up her sleeve—her own amazing talent, her well-connected biological mother, and the helpful (if meddlesome) support of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society.
The handsome, arrogant Duke of Warwick has grown up schooled in the “proper” way for a nobleman to behave. Rule number one: do not fraternize with people of the lower classes. But when he has to introduce his beloved sister to society, he finds himself completely reliant on the beguiling woman he’s hired as his sister’s modiste. To his astonishment, he finds himself opening up to her and enjoying her company far, far too much.
When Tina discovers the true man behind the ducal title, her heart might very well be lost. But can the duke set aside his façade and allow himself to love the only woman who could possibly make him happy?
It will take the combined efforts of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society to see this difficult hand well played.
Why did you write this book?
This is the first book of my new traditional Regency series, The Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society. With this series, I wanted to explore character tropes.
I love characters. For me they’re the reason I read. It’s why I love the romances of Julia Quinn, Mary Jo Putney, and Tessa Dare. They all have amazing characters who just fall in love with.
The characters of the LWWS (Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society) are all based on a traditional Regency character trope. I’ve got the “forthright widow”, an athlete, the joker, the stickler, a mushroom, a high-and-mighty duchess, etc. Eight characters because it takes four people to play whist, so two tables of whist (I felt four people would be too few). Each of the characters will have their own book, plus I added a ninth book to make three trilogies.
The first book of the series is a “Cindarella” story about the illegitimate daughter of the woman who founded the LWWS, Lady Norman. Her daughter, Tina Rowan, was raised by a foster-family in a little village, and wants to be a modiste (she’s a talented dress designer and seamstress). Her mother sponsors her and helps her start on her career, never once imagining that she would catch the eye of a handsome, cold-hearted duke who hires her to dress his younger sister.
Tina manages to melt the block of ice that is this duke’s heart and begins to dare to dream the impossible – that this man could one day be hers.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Regency romance, of course! But I also read just about every genre. I love mystery, fantasy, and even sometimes literary fiction. Every so often I’ll read a biography or history because it’s just another way to learn about people and their lives.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Falconer, the hero of MaryJo Putney’s Stolen Magic, Daphne Bridgerton, heroine of The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, and whatever I’m reading at the moment!
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m just starting to write book 4 of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society, A Trick of Mirrors.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Next month, in May, Jack of Diamonds, Book 2 of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society will be released, and in June I’ll release Book 3, The Games She Played.

Where to buy A Hand for the Duke

Publisher: Anessa Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q822RKS
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131086919?ean=2940156472598
iBooks https://books2read.com/u/3nnDOP (proper links coming)
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/be/en/ebook/a-hand-for-the-duke

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Meredith Bond’s books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. An award-winning author, she writes fun traditional Regency romances, medieval Arthurian romances, and Regency romances with a touch of magic. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith loves to take her readers on a journey they won’t soon forget. She is currently living in Europe enjoying the Bohemian life.
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At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen #FreeBookFriday #Read #SciFiWelcome to FreeBook Friday

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At the Mercy of Her Pleasure by Kayelle Allen

On the verge of freeing his brother from a cruel master, Senth, an all party-fun-and-games thief, must take on the hardest assignment of his life: stealing from the Empress.
To make matters worse, he has no choice about working with a by-the-book rebel captain, a genetically advanced woman whose addictive pheromones could enhance his mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.
When the unthinkable happens and the Empress kidnaps his brother, Senth must put aside his love of play and buckle down or his brother will end up with a far worse master, Senth will be guilty of treason, and he’ll lose the love of his life — forever.
A playful half-cat thief meets an enhanced-human by-the-book rebel captain. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!
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The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower by Erica RidleyThe Earl's Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley #FreeBookFriday #Read #Regency

From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author:
Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn’t marry an heiress–and fast!–he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn’t be trading kisses with a penniless debutante… no matter how captivating she is!
Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace’s dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can’t get out of her mind is the one man she can’t let into her heart.
The fan-favorite Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.
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Russian Pride by Holly BargoRussian Pride by Holly Bargo #FreeBookFriday #Read

Contemporary Mafia Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rescued from domestic abuse, Bratva princess Inessa recuperates from the latest beating in the home of Giovanni Maglione, the mafia captain of Cleveland. Learning that her husband double-crossed the Chinese triad, and they want their pound of flesh–and they’re happy to take it out of Inessa–her parents ask Giovanni to marry their newly widowed daughter. The Chinese triad will be looking for a Russian mobster’s wife, not the wife of an Italian mobster. Inessa agrees to this marriage of convenience which, of course, isn’t so convenient. The ruse fails, which forces Giovanni into a violent and bloody mob war, because he protects what’s his… and Inessa is most definitely his.

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The Fury by Sloan McBrideThe Fury by Sloan McBride #FreeBookFriday #Read

Reese dreams of falling for a man who shares her love of archeology and ancient civilizations. But being attacked by a horde of demons and rescued by a Sumerian God—a well-armed, gorgeous Sumerian God—opens up a whole new world she never knew existed. And awakens a mysterious power within her that attracts all kinds of supernatural attention.
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Know the Hero from A Leap Into Love by Alina K Field @AlinaKField #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceAlina K Field, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your hero, but first, tell us about the book.

A Leap Into Love by Alina K Field

Genre Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Can a gentleman be too charming? The ladies of Upper Upton think so.And it’s almost Leap Day, when a man who refuses a lady’s proposal of marriage must offer a forfeit.
When the single ladies of the village conspire to teach their charmer a lesson that might bankrupt him, the town’s loveliest young widow steps up to warn him.
His secrets and hers make them a perfect match—and she’s the lady he wants. But she won’t accept his proposal, not even to rescue him.
As Leap Day approaches, the clock is ticking. Can he convince her in time to say yes to his offer and take a leap into love?

Know the Hero from A Leap Into Love

Here are some fun questions to help us know your hero.
It’s late, he’s bored. What does he do?
As an innkeeper with a small son to keep after, he’s seldom bored. There are always chores to be seen to and inn guests to tend to. Plus, Alexander Grant has never met the stranger he can’t strike up a pleasant chat with to while away the time.
What kind of food would he impulse buy if hungry?
A delicious meat pasty.
Describe the kind of clothes he prefers to wear.
He very much misses his regimentals, but having sold out some years ago, he prefers to be well-dressed in proper but sturdy coats and a simply tied neck cloth.
Does he know how to fix things?
He’s quite handy around the inn.
He tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
It was a difficult day when his plan to save his young son’s future went awry and his father disowned him. But that was many years past, and he’s made his own way in the world, providing his young boy with a good home.
How does he act around children he doesn’t know?
He’s firm, and fair, and always willing to chat with them.
What is he like first thing in the morning?
Cheerful. Alexander is always cheerful.
How does he handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
As an officer and a gentleman, he knows perfectly well how to conduct himself among the quality.
Valet or takes care of himself?
He left his batman on the Peninsula when he sold out and returned home. He’s had no valet since.
Necktie/cravat or open shirt?
A properly tied neck cloth.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
When he’s working the taps, he rolls up his sleeves.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
Natural hair.
Carriage or horseback?
His days of riding the countryside on a fine mount are mostly behind him. Within the village, he walks, unless he’s freighting supplies and goods, and then he travels by wagon.
Thanks for helping us get to know your hero!

Where to buy A Leap Into Love

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Leap-Into-Love-Regency-Romance-ebook/dp/B079W9HRW3

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Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
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To Be a Duke by Jessie Clever @JessieClever #RLFblog #RegencyromanceToday’s featured book is To Be a Duke, a Regency romance by Jessie Clever.
Fans of both historical romance and historical women’s fiction will love this smart, witty, and suspenseful series from bestselling author Jessie Clever. If you like Lauren Willig, Deanna Raybourn, or Amanda Quick, you’re going to fall in love with this author.
Alec Black, the Earl of Stryden, sees the inevitable and does his damnedest to ignore it.
When another crop infestation at the family’s estate in Bedford collides with a promotion from the War Office, Alec is torn between his duty to his heritage and his duty to the crown. Matters become more complicated when his nephew, Samuel, demands of him a seemingly outrageous and impossible favor that relies on Alec’s seat in the House of Lords.
But when a common footpad threatens his wife, Sarah, Alec must face what it really means to one day be a duke.
The short stories in the Spy Series:
1.To Be a Spy
2.To Be a Duke
3.To Be a Lady
4. To Be a Debutante
The Spy Series short stories take place after the conclusion of the Spy Series.
Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Someday Lady Publishing, LLC
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Jessie decided to be a writer because the job of Indiana Jones was already filled.
Taking her history degree dangerously, Jessie tells the stories of courageous heroines, the men who dared to love them, and the world that tried to defeat them.
Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.

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The Conundrum of a Clerk by Linda Rae Sande @lindaraesa #RLFblog #RegencyLinda Rae Sande, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

The Conundrum of a Clerk by Linda Rae Sande

Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Things are not always as they seem;
the first appearance deceives many.
— Phaedrus
When widower and bank clerk Theodore Streater discovers his late mother was not only the headmistress of Warwick’s Grammar and Finishing School, but also its owner, he’s in need of someone to run the rather lucrative enterprise. He turns to the woman who helped him regain his position at the bank after he lost an arm fighting in Belgium. His best friend’s wife, Elizabeth Bennett-Jones, Viscountess Bostwick, still runs her charity, Finding Work for the Wounded. She is sure there’s an applicant who would be perfect as headmistress of her old school.
Having lost her position as an operative with the Home Office—her slight limp from a gunshot wound is hard to hide—Daisy Albright is at a loss as to what to do next. She could return to her father’s home. The Duke of Ariley would like nothing more than to have his oldest illegitimate daughter under his protection until a suitable marriage can be arranged. But after several years of handling her own affairs away from the aristocracy, Daisy is determined to retain her independence.
So when Viscountess Bostwick informs her she has a position in mind, Daisy immediately pays a call on the new owner of Warwick’s to apply. Poor Teddy Streater has no idea what he’s in for when he hires the ex-spy to run the finishing school. He would prefer to court the comely lady who seems prim and proper, but what woman wants to marry a man with only one arm? Perhaps he should be in search of a mistress. Trouble is, he can only imagine Miss Albright in the role in The Conundrum of a Clerk.

Where to buy The Conundrum of a Clerk

Publisher Twisted Teacup Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GTGD4XG

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A former technical writer, Linda Rae’s interest in the Regency has resulted in over twenty books set during that era. After spending her weekdays running a print shop in Cody, WY, she enjoys attending movies and watching hockey on the weekends. Read more about her books on her website: www.lindaraesande.com.
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Know the Heroine from Rosalyn's Ring by Alina K Field @AlinaKField #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceAlina K Field, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

Rosalyn’s Ring by Alina K Field

Genre Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
With her true inheritance lost, Rosalyn Montagu has reluctantly fallen into her elderly cousin’s tidy London life of do-gooder spinster. But when a young woman from the district of Rosalyn’s childhood is put up for auction in a wife sale, Rosalyn seizes the chance to rescue her–and to recover a family heirloom.
She braves a precarious Christmas Eve coach ride in the company of a mysterious nobleman and soon finds she’s not the only determined buyer attending the sale. Her travel companion not only succeeds in thwarting her purchase–he reveals himself as the man who took everything that should have been hers. Everything, that is, except her father’s ring, which she recovers before being tossed out of the inn into the snowy night.
The newly anointed Viscount Cathmore has accepted there is no way to avoid living his father’s dream of nobility, but he’s drawn the line at marrying a blue-blooded miss–until he meets Rosalyn, a provoking beauty with an upper crust manner, a larcenous streak, and enough secrets to rouse even his jaded heart. And when more mysteries swirl around Rosalyn’s lost inheritance, Cathmore is just the man to help her uncover the truth.

Know the Heroine from Rosalyn’s Ring

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
She pulls out a deck of cards and plays patience, if she’s alone, or if she has someone to play with, piquet.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
A meat pie.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
She loves colorful gowns with ribbons and trims.
Does she know how to fix things?
No, not at all.
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
Rosalyn’s plan to rescue her maid’s cousin from being auctioned off to another man failed badly when she was outbid by a handsome stranger who, shockingly, was buying the girl for his secretary.
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
She spends part of her time helping at a children’s home, more often than not, spoiling them.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Rosalyn is not a morning person. She’d much rather stay up late entertaining–if only she could afford to do so.
How does she handle things when in a “proper” social situation?
As the daughter of a baron, she was taught all the proper rules. Unfortunately, she doesn’t always follow them.
Maid or takes care of herself?
She has a very saucy maid.
Proper dress or casual clothes?
Proper, but sadly, plain, due to her reduced circumstances.
Sleeves buttoned or rolled up?
Rolled up whenever possible.
Powdered wig or natural hair?
One of her most distinctive features is her red hair–everyone is always remarking about it. Still, she would never cover it with powder.
Carriage or horseback?
Horseback–if only she still owned a horse!
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy Rosalyn’s Ring

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Rosalyns-Ring-A-Regency-Romance-ebook/dp/B00E466JQK
This book will be free on Amazon Nov 27th-29th. If you shop before the 27th, add the book to your wish list and go back.

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Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
Website https://alinakfield.com/
Blog https://alinakfield.com/blog
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