Guest Post and Giveaway: Miranda Neville, Author of The Duke of Dark Desires

Miranda Neville dropped by the virtual offices to share a special guest post.  Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a copy of her book, too!

Top 5 complaints from Julian’s household staff)

Before Julian Fortescue unexpectedly inherited the title of Duke of Denford, he had a single manservant who doesn’t appear in any of my books but whose name is Cumberbatch. (And if you wonder why I just picked that name you are right.) Once he came into both title and money he had to hire a lot more staff for Fortescue House in London and they aren’t all happy.

Monsieur Albert, the French chef

Oo la la dites donc, Monsieur le duc does not appreciate the genius of Albert. The keetchen she is filthy like a peeg sty and the other servants are idiots.

Note: Monsieur Albert quickly departs after a brief appearance in The Duke of Dark Desires. The kitchen becomes more hygienic.

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Interview and Giveaway: Jessica Peterson, Author of The Millionaire Rogue

 

This morning Jessica Peterson stopped by for a chat, and she brought along a copy of her latest release for you to win!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Jessica!  Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Jessica Peterson] Books, country music, romance, wine.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Millionaire Rogue?

[Jessica Peterson] Sure!  This book was so much fun to write.  A couple of years ago I was researching the Hope Diamond and discovered it appeared, mysteriously, in 1812 London.  This was the spark for my HOPE DIAMOND TRILOGY.  How fun to set a trio of romances amidst the intrigue of a cursed diamond with a checkered past?  I couldn’t resist!

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Spotlight and Giveaway: How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy by Vanessa Kelly

I have an excerpt and giveaway for Vanessa Kelly’s latest release, How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy.  Enjoy! 

How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy

Renegade Royals # 3

By: Vanessa Kelly

Releasing January 6th, 2014

Zebra / Kensington

Blurb

Whether as spies or lovers, the Renegade Royals—illegitimate sons of England’s Royal Princes—are bold, skillful, and a force to be reckoned with…

A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William’s former sweetheart. Will can’t believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body’s instinctive response to hers…

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Sharon Cullen, Author of His Saving Grace

Please welcome Sharon Cullen to the virtual offices!  She’s here to share a guest post, and she has a giveaway for you to enter, too!

I love this topic! While I try very hard never to take my deadline down to the wire (I’ve never been a procrastinator), there are times when it occasionally happens. And, hey, I’m always up for a snack!

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Lecia Cornwall

Lecia Cornwall stopped by the virtual offices to share a guest post, and she has two awesome giveaways for you enter!  Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS IN SCOTLAND (and other places) by Lecia Cornwall

Ah, Christmas in the Scottish Highlands. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

My wonderful mother-in-law was Scottish, born in Glasgow. I remember telling her about an ad I’d seen in a magazine, offering a Scottish castle for rent over the holidays. Visitors (up to twenty people) could come and spend a glorious Christmas in the Highlands. My mother-in-law looked at me as if I were daft, and said, “Are you crazy? It’s cold and damp in the Highlands, and those old castles are drafty. You’d never get warm or dry!” Not very romantic, perhaps, but practical. It certainly is easier to enjoy a white Christmas from indoors, by the fire, with good company, a Christmas tree, and a hot drink. Our Christmases with my in-laws here in Canada were always warm and wonderful, and though she might not have welcomed winter in a Highland castle, my mother-in-law brought the best Scottish traditions with her, and never stopped longing to be in Scotland.

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