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Giveaway-Last Day- Valerie Bowman’s The Untamed Earl

This giveaway ends tonight at midnight EST.  To enter, comment below by clicking on the “comments”.  Winners will be announced tomorrow Monday, May 9, on this blog and have 3 days to respond to me at deetda2@yahoo.com. Good Luck! (open to USA commenters only)

The Untamed Earl

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Giveaway- The Untamed Earl by Valerie Bowman

I have two paperback books of Valerie Bowman’s The Untamed Earl up for grabs. Just comment below to tell me you want to win this 5 star book.

The Untamed Earl

Deet’s review on Friday May 6.

(Open to USA readers only, contest closes at midnight May 8, 2016. Winners drawn by random drawing and notified via this blog on Monday May 9, 2016. You will have three days to respond or I will choose another winner.  Why not follow me and be sure not to miss anything.)

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New Book Review and Giveaway- The Untamed Earl by Valerie Bowman

Title: The Untamed Earl  (Playful Brides)

The Untamed Earl

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Valerie Bowman

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, May 2016

Pages: 302

Source: Free For review from the publisher

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 4

Description from Amazon.com:

AN INDECENT PROPOSAL

Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex’s infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there’s no turning back.

Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing. He won’t see another pound from his parents, however, until he’s engaged to Lavinia. Desperate, he accepts an offer from her innocent and spirited—and absolutely beautiful—sister Alex: She will turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor, and show him how to woo the shrew. But when Alex’s true motives come to light, will their bargain lead to recriminations—or to a romance that defies everyone’s expectations?

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Are you looking for a feel good book.  This is the one.  Valerie Bowman has given us a wonderfully witty love story of a young woman who knows what she wants and an older man who has to be taught what he wants.

Alex is smart enough to know that if she wants Owen then she is going to have to make him fall in love with her and not her sister.  Therefore she starts on a plan that actually is making headway but of course runs into obstacles.  Owen has been cowed by his father the Duke for so long that he really doesn’t have a mind of his own anymore.  It takes all of Alex’s wiles and some help from his friends to set him straight. Lavinia, Alex’s sister, is the villain here and she is truly a shrew.  She doesn’t want Owen but she doesn’t want Alex to have him either.

I really enjoyed this book.  It had me laughing and rooting for Alex in her quest of her true love.  Characters from Ms. Bowman’s Playful Brides series were on hand to help in the matchmaking but this is a standalone book.

I encourage you to read Valerie Bowman’s Playful Brides series:

  1. The Unexpected Duchess, Lucy and Derek’s story (Deet’s rating 4-stars)
  2. The Accidental Countess, Cass and Julian’s story
  3. The Unlikely Lady, Jane and Garrett’s story (Deet’s rating 4-stars)
  4. The Irresistible Rogue, Daphne and Rafe’s story (Deet’s rating 4-stars)
  5. The Untamed Earl, Alex and Owen’s story (Deet’s rating 5-stars)

 Now the Giveaway

YAY !!!

I have two copies of this book (complments of St. Martin’s Press)in paperback to giveaway to two commenters from the USA.  All you have to do is comment here on this post today Friday May 6th, Saturday May 7th or May 8th until midnight.  I will draw from those comments (add your e-mail) and pick the winner to announce on Monday May 9th. ( No rafflecopter, only my scientific selection, which is putting names in a hat and having hubby draw the winner.  the winner will have three days to respond with their snail mail address or I will pick another name. Be sure my email address is in your  contacts list, deetda2@yahoo.com.Your odds of winning are determined by the number of entries.)

Next week I will have more GIVEAWAYS!

Yes, I have a big blogaversary on the horizon.

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From Author Grace Burrowes, “What makes a man a gentleman?” Plus Great Giveaway

I am pleased to have bestselling author Grace Burrowes here to give us this timely message.  Her new series starts with yesterday’s release of TREMAINE’S TRUE LOVE (See Deet’s review yesterday Aug. 4, 2015)

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What makes a Gentleman?

For a romance writer, this question has to be answered in every book, because implicit in the term “hero” is something of the gentleman. Heroes need not be charming, handsome or wealthy, and they might not even be obviously heroic, at least at the start of the book, but they have to be worthy of our loyalty for the duration of an entire book.

In the True Gentlemen series, I took three men who’d wandered across my pages in previous stories—Tremaine St. Michael, Daniel Banks, and Willow Dorning—and found them each a happily ever after. Tremaine is a flinty business man, Daniel is poor and pious, Willow finds polite society an enormous trial and would far rather be with his dogs. These fellows were not obvious choices as romance heroes, but they each had something that tempted me to write stories for them.

When we met Tremaine in an earlier book (Gabriel: Lord of Regrets), Tremaine was convinced that he’d found a good candidate for the position of wife. He offered marriage, listing all the practical advantages to both parties, and he congratulated himself on how much sense his proposed union would make.

The lady turned him down flat, and as a gentleman is bound to do, he graciously ceded the field. He didn’t like it, he didn’t entirely understand how or what he’d lost, but he wished the happy couple well.

Daniel’s role in David: Lord of Honor was to charge to London with sermons at the ready in an attempt to restore his sister’s honor. The very man Daniel accused of wronging that sister had already set her back on the path to respectability.

Oops. But again, being a gentleman, Daniel wishes the couple every happiness, even if doing so costs him the future he’d envisioned for himself and his loved ones. Like Tremaine, he’s a gracious and even dignified loser.

Willow’s appearance in Worth: Lord of Reckoning is brief, but he too is determined to see a sister rescued from a possibly compromising position, and again, rescue is simply not on the heroine’s agenda.

In all three cases, the true gentleman acts in the best interests of those he loves and is responsible for, regardless of the inconvenience or cost to himself. Because Tremaine, Daniel, and Willow were honorable, I liked them. I trusted them, I wanted them to have the happiness they clearly already deserved.

In the Nicholas Haddonfield’s sisters—Nita, Kirsten, and Susannah—I found ladies willing to oblige my ambitions for these men. In each case, our hero has lessons yet to learn, and in each case, his inherent honor wins the day. He might not be handsome, wealthy, or charming in the eyes of the world, but because he’s a true gentleman in the eyes of his lady, he wins her true love.

I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I enjoyed writing them!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

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Tremaine's True Love

Title: Tremaine’s True Love (True Gentleman series, book#1)

Author: Grace Burrowes

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Historical Romance

 

 

Available from these sellers: 

Amazon: http://bit.ly/AmazonBurrowesTremaine

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/BNBurrowesTremaine

iBooks: http://bit.ly/AppleBurrowesTremaine

IndieBound: http://bit.ly/IndieBurrowesTremaine

More about Grace Burowes here: 

Website: http://graceburrowes.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Burrowes/115039058572197

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GraceBurrowes

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4152482.Grace_Burrowes

 

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Summary,Excerpt, Author Bio,GIVEAWAY- The Duke’s Disaster by Grace Burrowes

The Duke's Disaster

Title: The Duke’s Disaster

Author: Grace Burrowes

Release Date: April 7, 2015 TODAY

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Historical Romance

Summary

Noah Winters, Duke of Anselm, exercises the pragmatism for which he’s infamous when his preferred choice of bride cries off, and her companion, Lady Thea Collins, becomes his next choice for his duchess. Lady Thea’s mature, sensible and even rather attractive-what could possibly go wrong?

As a lady fallen on hard times, Thea doesn’t expect tender sentiments from His Grace, but she does wish Noah had courted her trust, lest her past turn their hastily arranged marriage into a life of shared regrets. Is His Grace courting a convenient wife, or a beautiful disaster?

Excerpt

 The Duke and Duchess are having a rocky start to their marriage, also to their day…

“Your tea, Duchess.”

 Noah had woken up beside his wife—again, despite all plans to the contrary—creating another first for him. Thea had risen several times during the night to tend to herself. He hadn’t realized that monthly courses caused a woman’s rest to be interrupted.

 Crashingly bad planning, for a lady’s sleep to be disturbed when she most needed rest.

 “You’re not about to steal my tea?” Thea held out the cup, her gaze shy as she sat propped against the headboard.

 “Where’s the fun in stealing what’s freely offered?” Noah settled in beside her and filched a bite of her cinnamon toast. “Would you rather have chocolate this morning?”

 “Because?”

 “You’re”— Noah waved a hand in the direction of her middle—“indisposed.”

 “I am not indisposed.” Thea set her teacup down with a little clink. “The discomfort has passed, as it always does. You needn’t be concerned.”

 “I am not concerned, Thea.” Not greatly concerned, now that she’d stopped ordering him to go away and was ready for a proper spat. “I am attempting in my bumbling way to dote. You will allow it.”

 Drat. He’d given another order.

 “You couldn’t bumble if one gave you written instructions, Anselm,” Thea said, looking a little less peaked for having run up her flags. “That was my toast you appropriated.”

 “Appropriation is what happens when one’s wife can’t appreciate a little doting. You’re being stingy with the tea, just as you were stingy with the covers. How long does this indisposition last?”

 “Her chin came up. “I am the Duchess of Anselm. I am not stingy with anything, but you are a very presuming husband.”

 “Doting.” Noah took Thea’s free hand to kiss her knuckles— lest she mistake his point. “Also in need of my duchess’s guidance on this one marital matter.”

 “This is so personal.” Thea’s gaze was on their joined hands— for Noah would not have her haring off in a fit of mortification. “I didn’t think you’d be a personal sort of husband. You were supposed to appear in my dressing-room doorway a few nights a month, silently take a few marital liberties, and then leave me in peace. We’d trade sections of the Times over breakfast the next morning.”

 “Prosaic.” Boring and exactly what Noah himself had envisioned. “Hard to see any doting going on, though.”

 “Husband?” Thea’s tone was hesitant. “Thank you, for keeping me company last night. I would not have known how to ask.”

 “I suppose that’s the definition of doting.” Noah lingered at the cart to assemble a plate. “It’s the little things you can’t bring yourself to ask for, that an attentive spouse will enjoy providing to you. Bacon or ham?”

 “A little of both, please.”

 “Feeling carnivorous?”

 “I’m a trifle indisposed. I need the sustenance.”

 Noah piled both ham and bacon on Thea’s plate, and stole better than half of it, because he needed the sustenance too.

  Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21996394-the-duke-s-disaster

  Buy Links

  Amazon: http://amzn.to/1FMKux4

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1xmRtvf

iTunes: http://apple.co/1MVrkoL

 Author Biography

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes’ bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish and Lady Eve’s Indiscretion. The Heir was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was a PW Best Spring Romance of 2011, Lady Sophie’s Christmas Wish won Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 from RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Lady Louisa’s Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, and The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

 Now for the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a bundle of books:

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Release Day Review- A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes

 

Title: A Single Kiss

A Single Kiss

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, Jan. 2015

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:

A single kiss can change everything…

In the first (full length) novel of the Sweetest Kisses series, Hannah Stark has set her sights on corporate law to assure her a career of paperwork, predictability, and conservative suits. Contracts, finance, and the art of the deal sing to her, while the mess and misery of the courtroom do not. But her daughter needs to eat, so when Hannah is offered a temporary position in a small town firm’s domestic relations department, she reluctantly accepts.

Trent Knightley is mightily drawn to his newest associate, though Hannah is as protective of her privacy as she is competent. When their friendship and attraction heat up, Hannah’s secrets put her heart and Trent’s hopes in double jeopardy.

**

Although the romance is sizzling and lovely in this book, it is so much more. Grace Burrowes is a Family Law attorney and novelist. Her background as an attorney gives insight into the courtroom machinations and lawyer involvement that make this novel truly interesting and compelling as well as romantic. Ms Burrowes gives a heartbreaking yet informative view of what goes on in courtrooms when it comes to placing children in foster homes or deciding custody.

I kept turning pages to uncover the secrets that Hannah hides. We know who the villain is, but it is page turning to find out how he will be discovered and dealt with. This is a novel filled with mystery, suspense, surprises and hot sexual tension.

For an excerpt see yesterday’s post here on La Deetda Reads.

Giveaway:For a chance to win a copy of this book go to:

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Sweetest Kisses Series

A Kiss for Luck (Prequel novella, Sweetest Kisses Series)Deet’s Review http://wp.me/p1yIGp-14e

Kiss and Tell (Prequel novella, Sweetest Kisses Series)Deet’s Review http://wp.me/p1yIGp-13Z

1.  A Single Kiss ( Trent and Hannah) Jan. 6, 2015

2. The First Kiss (James and Vera) Feb. 3,2015 preorder available

3. Kiss Me Hello (Mac and Sidonie) March 3, 2015 preorder available

 

 

 

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Giveaway- A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes

 

Let’s start the New Year off right with a giveaway from one of Deet’s favorite authors.  At the end of this post you will find a link to a Rafflecopter giveaway of this book. Yay!

 

A Single Kiss

Author: Grace Burrowes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Release Date: January 6, 2015 (tomorrow)

Description:

 Hannah Stark has set her sights on corporate law to assure her a career of paperwork, predictability, and conservative suits. Contracts, finance, and the art of the deal sing to her, while the mess and misery of the courtroom do not. But her daughter needs to eat, so when Hannah is offered a temporary position in a small town firm’s domestic relations department, she reluctantly accepts.

Trent Knightley is mightily drawn to his newest associate, though Hannah is as protective of her privacy as she is competent. When their friendship and attraction heat up, Hannah’s secrets put her heart and Trent’s hopes in double jeopardy.

 Excerpt from A SINGLE KISS :

James stood beside Mac at the window in Mac’s office, watching the head of the domestic relations department escort his newest associate to her car.  “Why isn’t that idiot sneaking in a little kiss here and there?” James asked. “He’s not even touching her. Didn’t offer his arm, hasn’t got his hand on her back.”

“Some of us appreciate a more subtle approach,” Mac said. “Some of us with a little discretion and tact.”

“I about sat her in my lap at lunch earlier this week. She said I was flirting my eyelashes off, and laughed at me.” 

“Laughed?” By a little blue Prius, Trent handed Hannah her briefcase. “You have my condolences, James. You must be losing your touch. We depend on you to carry the Knightley standard into the bedroom of western Maryland, but it looks as if at long last – well, one hopes it’s long last-”

“Shut up,” James smacked Mac’s shoulder for good measure. “It’s just as long and lasting as it ever was, but Hannah Stark has been inoculated against my devastating charms by the only thing that has ever protected a female from falling for me.” 

“Common sense?” Mac drawled. “A functioning brain? A sense of humor? An accurately calibrated ruler?”

“She’s fallen for him,” James said, gesturing towards the parking lot. “We have reason to hope.”

 Buy Links

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Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/13FY6tY

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1HcK0iL

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RAPHAEL by D. B. Reynolds is $.99 on Kindle, ADEN giveaway continues

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There is still time to enter.  Go to the giveaway post and comment to Win a signed copy of ADEN.

The first book in the series is only $.99 on Kindle

RAPHAEL

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Review and Giveaway- ADEN by D.B. Reynolds

Title: ADEN ( #7, Vampires In America Series)

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 Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy Romance

Author: D.B. Reynolds

Publisher: ImaJinn Books, 2013

Source: Free for review from the author

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 5+

Description:

She was seeking revenge. What she found was a vampire who swept her into the darkest depths of passion.

Chicago, Illinois . . . the windy city. Home to football greats, dinosaurs named Sue, and, when the sun goes down . . . powerful vampires battling for the right to rule the city and beyond.

Born into slavery, Aden is one of the most powerful vampires in North America, waging war on others of his kind in a struggle to become the next Lord of the Midwest. But in the midst of the deadliest fight of his long life, the ghosts of his past have come back to haunt him. Slavery still exists, and Aden is hellbent on destroying it and the vampires who profit from it.

Sidonie Reid is an investigative reporter in pursuit of the biggest story of her career, until that story costs the life of a friend and Sid realizes she has to do much more than write about it. Intent on bringing down the vampires and their slave network, Sid gains entry to the highest levels of vampire society, where she finds herself confronting the raw sexuality that is Aden.

Caught up in a dark passion that neither can resist, Aden and Sidonie join forces, determined to defeat the old regime and everything it stands for. The dangers are beyond calculation, but the ultimate reward is worth the risk. If they survive.

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Deet’s review-

 Once again D.B. Reynolds has written a can’t-put-down novel.  When I was introduced to Aden in Ms. Reynolds’ novella HUNTED, I was not sure I would like him when he got his own book.  To me he appeared to be a woman hater and an arrogant, overbearing alpha male.  I’m delighted to say that getting to know Aden in his book has totally changed my mind.  Okay, he’s still arrogant and Alpha but he doesn’t hate women, he was just abused by many.

The plot revolves around the elimination of a slavery ring and the romance of Aden and Sidonie.  There is lust at first sight between our H/h that develops into love as Sidonie earns Aden’s  trust and she proves her affection for Aden. The reader can’t help knowing that these two are meant for each other. There is a side story as Aden battles for the title of Lord of The Midwest.

This book is full of action(violence) and sex, lots of both. There is some mild spanking that is consensual.  D.B. is a master at writing these scenes. The sensuality will take your breath away.

A standalone book but you will really miss out if you don’t read the entire series because this vampire/human world is so skillfully wrought that you may be expecting to see your local vampires the next time you are out at night.

Vampires In America Series:

All paperback books are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, e-books only at Amazon except where noted.

  1. RAPHAEL(Amazon Kindle $2.99)
  2. JABRIL
  3. RAJMUND
  4. SOPHIA
  5. DUNCAN
  6. Betrayed (e-book novella, prequel to LUCAS)
  7. LUCAS-book#6
  8. Hunted (e-book novella available at Amazon and B&N, prequel to ADEN)
  9. ADEN– book#7    
  10. VINCENT (#8- coming in 2014)
  11. Vignettes (an anthology of short fiction set in the      world of Vampires In America, originally published on Ms. Reynolds blog.      E-book available on Amazon for $.99.)

When searching for these books on Amazon, search using

“Vampires In America by D.B. Reynolds” to get a complete list.

Now for the fun! 

D.B. Reynolds is offering for the readers of La DeetDa Reads a signed,  paperback copy of ADEN. Yay!  All you have to do is comment on this post and/or ask D.B. a question.  She will answer all.  See the rules and information below.

Rules:

1. One entry per reader,please. Only those 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

 2. Giveaway is open to USA and International readers

3. Giveaway runs from Dec. 11, 2013 until midnight (EST),  December 15, 2013

4. Winner will be chosen in a random drawing and announced on this blog on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

5. Winner will have until midnight Thursday, Dec. 19th to respond with their snail mail address to Deet at deetda2@yahoo.com If they do not respond a new winner will be chosen, no exceptions.

6. Comments with inappropriate language will be deleted and eliminated from eligibility.

(Note from Deet: Sign up to follow this blog and the winning announcement will come right into your inbox.)

Fine Print:We at La Deetda Reads are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged giveaway items that are sent through the mail (includes USPS, UPS & FedEx) and do not offer replacement items. This also applies when giveaway items are being sent directly from authors/publishers or through a book-selling website. By sending us your name, email address and shipping information, you are authorizing La Deetda Reads to forward that information on to whoever is shipping the giveaway prize. Once a winner is announced that winner has 3 days to send us their shipping information or another winner will be chosen. No exceptions. Giveaways are open to persons 18 years or older. We reserve the right to cancel or end a giveaway without notice.

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HUNTED giveaway continues thru Thursday July 11th

Hunted-Cyn-and-Raphael-hi-rez-202x300 Go to Monday’s blog and enter to win a signed limited edition copy of this sexy, action packed novella.

 

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