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Entangled Publishing is celebrating the release of All I Want For Christmas Is A Duke.  This holiday anthology is part of their new Scandalous line:

“Scandalous is a historical category romance imprint of Entangled Publishing. We’re looking for stories set between 900 and 1920s/1930s, anywhere from the lush hills of Ireland, Regency London, Renaissance Italy…or even the Viking age. These stories are bold, sexy, and heartfelt, and can be funny, action-packed, mysterious, or dramatic.

Visit the Entangled website for more information on their other titles!

After visiting with Delilah Marvelle and Maire Claremont, fill out the widget below for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Entangled!

 

 

About the book:

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson by Delilah Marvelle

Lady Jane left her father, the Earl of Chadwick, and the ton behind to experience life on the stage. After a disastrous marriage, the widow is living on the edge of poverty, determined to guard her heart, when a secret admirer from her past demands a second chance.

Shy and retiring Martin Nicholas Pierce, the Sixth Duke of Somerset, has carried a torch for Lady Jane since her youth, but he is five years her junior. When she married another man, he left for Europe, determined to put her out of his mind. After returning to find Lady Jane free, he vows to replace the memories of her cursed Twelfth Night with a new beginning.

The Twelve Days of Seduction By Maire Claremont

Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward’s governess isn’t quite what she seems. Although Miss Flint is beautiful and intelligent, she misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he threatens to give her the sack mere days before Christmas.

Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she’s grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, although she fears it may cost her heart. Alexander accepts the challenge, unconcerned that he has as much to lose, if not more, than the delectable Miss Flint.

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Meet Author Maire Claremont!

 

Please welcome Maire Claremont to the virtual offices!  Maire also has a story in Entangled Publishing’s Christmas anthology All I Want For Christmas Is A Duke.  She is here to chat about her story, The Twelve Days of Seduction. 

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Maire Claremont] I am a total gypsy soul! I love to travel about and constantly see new things and new people. I’m a book and movie aholic and I’m never happier than after a marvelous play.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Twelve Days of Seduction?

[Maire Claremont] The Twelve Days of Seduction is a nod to Jane Eyre and features a heroine’s mother, a lady runs away with her drawing master. The heroine fights her way to a much better life, but has a number of secrets! And when her employer, the duke, finds out there is hell to pay. There’s also a whole lot of pleasure!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Maire Claremont] Delilah Marvelle and I both wanted to write stories featuring a duke and I loved the idea of doing a story up in a isolated castle where the romance is all part of the landscape too. My heroine, Adriana, insisted on being a cheeky young woman who’d been masquerading as the perfect young woman. I loved creating her.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Adriana?

[Maire Claremont] Clever. Resourceful. Loyal

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Alexander had a theme song, what would it be?

[Maire Claremont] Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Adriana won’t leave the house without.

[Maire Claremont] A BOOK!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Alexander’s greatest regret?

[Maire Claremont] Not taking a chance on love when he had the chance. It has haunted him for years.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this story?

[Maire Claremont] I loved exploring Victorian Christmas traditions! And I adored bringing two characters who couldn’t dare to express their desire, even though they had secretly wanted each other for so long.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is  your favorite holiday themed book?

[Maire Claremont] With out a doubt, A Christmas Carol by Dickens. I try to read it every year.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Maire Claremont] I LOVE to hear from readers, especially since I’m recently published. Its fun! You can find me at my website, Maireclaremont.com, on twitter @maireclaremont, and Facebook!

I look forward to meeting you all!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

Check back for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Entangled Publishing!

Want to start reading All I Want for Christmas is a Duke right now? It’s only .99! That’s Two SCANDALOUS reads, one low price!

About the book:

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson by Delilah Marvelle

Lady Jane left her father, the Earl of Chadwick, and the ton behind to experience life on the stage. After a disastrous marriage, the widow is living on the edge of poverty, determined to guard her heart, when a secret admirer from her past demands a second chance.

Shy and retiring Martin Nicholas Pierce, the Sixth Duke of Somerset, has carried a torch for Lady Jane since her youth, but he is five years her junior. When she married another man, he left for Europe, determined to put her out of his mind. After returning to find Lady Jane free, he vows to replace the memories of her cursed Twelfth Night with a new beginning.

The Twelve Days of Seduction By Maire Claremont

Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward’s governess isn’t quite what she seems. Although Miss Flint is beautiful and intelligent, she misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he threatens to give her the sack mere days before Christmas.

Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she’s grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, although she fears it may cost her heart. Alexander accepts the challenge, unconcerned that he has as much to lose, if not more, than the delectable Miss Flint.

Meet Author Delilah Marvelle!

Today we are celebrating the release of All I Want For Christmas Is A Duke, a holiday anthology from Entangled Publishing from their new Scandalous line.  Delilah Marvelle’s  story Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson is featured in the book.  She’s visiting the virtual offices to chat, and later this morning, Maire Claremont will be stopping by.  Later, check back to enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Entangled Publishing!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Delilah Marvelle] I have to always be doing something or I go crazy, lol.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson?

[Delilah Marvelle] I’ve always wanted to write a Christmas themed historical romance.  Always.  I just didn’t have the right story to go with it.  I waited and waited for something special to inspire me and oddly, that inspiration came when I least expected it.  I was re-watching ‘The Graduate’ with my husband when my characters whizzed into focus.  I simply *had* to a write a story about an older woman and a younger man set in Dickens’s era during Christmas.  I wanted the hero to be the ultimate gentleman.  To the point of being painfully shy.  As for the heroine?  I wanted her to be everything the hero wasn’t, meaning overly confident.  In honor of her being the older woman (and the fact that the idea came to me as I watching ‘The Graduate’) I was totally going to call her Mrs. Robinson even if I had to marry her off to someone other than the hero (which I did).  The similarities between ‘The Graduate’ and my story, however, end there.  Because the real story is about a very special re-union between two souls who weren’t ready to love when they first met, but are more than ready for it now.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Martin?

[Delilah Marvelle] Romantic, well educated and quiet.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Jane had a theme song, what would it be?

[Delilah Marvelle] Chariot’s Rise by Lizzie West.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Martin won’t leave the house without.

[Delilah Marvelle] His hat.  He’s very traditional and doesn’t just wear it to keep his head warm :)

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Jane’s greatest regret?

[Delilah Marvelle] Having hurt her father to achieve her own dream.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this story?

[Delilah Marvelle] Being able to weave themes of historical Christmas.  There are so many fascinating and lovely Victorian traditions I picked a few to weave in.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is your favorite holiday themed book?

[Delilah Marvelle] Without a doubt, A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Delilah Marvelle] They can email me through my website (www.DelilahMarvelle.com) and I’m on Facebook and Twitter. I always look forward to hearing from readers!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

Be sure to visit with Maire Claremont when she visits the virtual offices later this morning, and then enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Entangled Publishing!

Want to start reading All I Want for Christmas is a Duke right now?  It’s only .99!  That’s Two SCANDALOUS reads, one low price!

About the book

Merry Christmas, Mrs. Robinson by Delilah Marvelle

Lady Jane left her father, the Earl of Chadwick, and the ton behind to experience life on the stage. After a disastrous marriage, the widow is living on the edge of poverty, determined to guard her heart, when a secret admirer from her past demands a second chance.

Shy and retiring Martin Nicholas Pierce, the Sixth Duke of Somerset, has carried a torch for Lady Jane since her youth, but he is five years her junior. When she married another man, he left for Europe, determined to put her out of his mind. After returning to find Lady Jane free, he vows to replace the memories of her cursed Twelfth Night with a new beginning.

The Twelve Days of Seduction By Maire Claremont

Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward’s governess isn’t quite what she seems. Although Miss Flint is beautiful and intelligent, she misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he threatens to give her the sack mere days before Christmas.

Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she’s grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, although she fears it may cost her heart. Alexander accepts the challenge, unconcerned that he has as much to lose, if not more, than the delectable Miss Flint.

Waiting on Wednesday–Doll Bones by Holly Black

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I loved Holly Black’s Curse Workers series, so I am looking forward to anything by her!  Doll Bones looks pretty cool, in a kinda creepy sort of way.

 

Three kids — Zachary, Poppy and Alice — who go on a journey, despite their own uncertain friendship, to bury a doll that may or may not be made from human bones.

What are you waiting on?