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Blog Tour: Two Dukes and a Scandal (Excerpt + Guest Post + Giveaway)

Gayle Callen has kindly written a guest post on 19th century heroines, so please scroll down to read it!  ** GIVEAWAY Details** Piece of custom jewelry Copies of It Takes a Scandal, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, and Redemption of the Duke About the Books: The second book in a deliciously sexy new series from USA Today bestselling and RITA award winning author Caroline Linden, in which an utterly shocking book--Fifty Shades of Grey for the Regency era-- has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss a mind for scandal. Sometimes it takes a scandal . . . Abigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she’ll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets-except one. Sebastian Vane...

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A deal’s a deal

  How wonderful that Laura Guhrke tells us Edie’s story in How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days.  To outsiders, Edie’s marriage didn’t seem one every girl would want. The American heiress, however, professed to be quite happy in the match with the Duke of Margrave arranged in a prior Guhrke novel. He married her for her inheritance and promptly disappeared. It was at Edie’s insistence that Stuart had promised to take the money and stay far away in Africa. Now a near fatal run in with a lion brings him home. He’s changed his mind about the bargain, but Edie hasn’t. For reasons of her own, she still wants no parts of him. As their second chance at making a go of their marriage unfolds, we are soon rooting for them to succeed.  

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Great News and Great Deals on Avon Romance Novels!

Avon Romance and NOOK  have some great news! From March 21st through March 24th, the following books will be promoted as part of the START A NEW SERIES promotion Nook is doing. These are all the first book in an excellent Avon series and a great way to meet new authors and enjoy some fabulous new series. Come back during those days and use the links to get to the books for a great deal at $1.99 each! LOVE AND OTHER SCANDALS  – Caroline Linden ONE RECKLESS SUMMER – Toni Blake WHEN THE MARQUESS MET HIS MATCH – Laura Lee Guhrke DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR – Karen Ranney LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT – Lori Wilde THE WEDDING FAVOR – Cara Connelly THE RETURN OF BRODY McBRIDE – Jennifer Ryan BLITZING EMILY – Julie Brannagh  A LITTLE TOO FAR – Lisa Desrochers CRAVE – Monica Murphy Happy Reading Everyone!!

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Chat with Laura Lee Guhrke and Elizabeth Boyle Tomorrow!

Do you wonder how Elizabeth Boyle comes up with her titles (And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake; Have You Any Rogues)? Are you curious about Laura Lee Guhrke's inspiration for When the Marquess Met His Match?

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Review: When the Marquess Met His Match

This past summer, I was telling a friend about a really great plot for a book I wished existed. It was about American heiresses going to London to find husbands with titles. When I saw When the Marquess Met His Match by Laura Lee Guhrke while I was updating the October cover board on Avon’s Pinterest account, I got really excited. It was exactly what I'd been talking about!

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Jan 06 - Post

The dangers and delights of Downton Abbey

My mother, who has forced me to stay up past my bedtime to watch PBS’sMasterpiece Theatre(now calledMasterpiece)all my life, has not seenDownton Abbey. Neither has my history-obsessed English husband. But why I ask, desperately. How can you not watch the masterpiece of allMasterpiece Theatres?! Interestingly enough, they both gave the same answer: fear. To be specific, it’s their fear of the time commitment, which at one point would have been a whole day (Season One) and now would be a whole weekend (Season Two). This is a valid concern.Downtonis one of those shows that suck you in so that when you start watching an episode in the morning, it’s all “just one more” until, before you know it, darkness has fallen, the day is done, and you are still unshowered and in your pajamas. Let’s not even pretend otherwise. It’s not just romance, intrigue, and gorgeous dresses (though it is...

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Join Elizabeth Boyle (Along Came a Duke) and Laura Lee Guhrke...

http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Along-Came-a-Duke-Elizabeth-Boyle?isbn=9780062089069&HCHP=TB_Along+Came+a+Duke http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Trouble-at-the-Wedding-Laura-Lee-Guhrke?isbn=9780061963179&HCHP=TB_Trouble+at+the+Wedding Join Elizabeth Boyle (Along Came a Duke) and Laura Lee Guhrke (Trouble at the Wedding) for a conversation about Edwardian historical fiction and a book signing! Come get your book signed and get ready for the new season of Downton Abbey! Sunday, January 6th 5pm PST Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing (3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, Oregon 97005-1337)

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Avon Dominates First Wave Of RT's 2012 Award Nominees (Historicals)!

So proud and excited for our authors! Our nominees in RT's Historical categories: Historical Romance of the Year A LADY BY MIDNIGHT by Tessa Dare SINS OF A VIRGIN by Anna Randol + Historical Love and Laughter ALONG CAME A DUKE by Elizabeth Boyle SCANDAL WEARS SATIN by Loretta Chase TROUBLE AT THE WEDDING by Laura Lee Guhrke BETWEEN THE DUKE AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Sophia Nash SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY by Maya Rodale A WEEK TO BE WICKED by Tessa Dare + Innovative Historical Romance THE UGLY DUCHESS by Eloisa James A ROGUE BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sarah MacLean + British Isle-Set Historical Romance LORD OF TEMPTATION by Lorraine Heath A LADY RISKS ALL by Stephanie Laurens + Regency-Set Historical Romance HOW THE MARQUESS WAS WON by Julie Anne Long + Scotland-Set Historical Romance A WARRIOR’S PROMISE by Donna Fletcher A SCANDALOUS SCOT by Karen Ranney +...

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