Sarah Ballance: 13 Shocking Reasons People were Actually Committed to Lunatic Asylums

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Great and hilarious info on the reasons why some were admitted into asylums.

Originally posted on Sarah Ballance:

If you think you’ve seen this before, you may be right. This was widely distributed as part of my RUBY HILL release tour with Entangled Publishing and Bewitching Book Tours. But this is so crazy, I totally recommend you just read it again. :)

13 Shocking Reasons Real People were Committed to Lunatic Asylums

If you thought you had to get your crazy on to land in a place like Ruby Hill, you’d better think again. The following list of reasons folks were locked up for “treatment” between 1864 and 1889 at the RUBY HILL-esque yet very real Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum is absolutely true. (My commentary, however, may be prone to exaggeration.)

  1. Bad Whiskey – I don’t know if this guy drank bad whiskey, sold bad whiskey, or manufactured bad whiskey, but you’ve got to feel for anyone forced to sober up a lunatic asylum. I’m pretty sure that type…

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Book Blogger Hop: August 1st – 7th

Book Blogger Hop

About the Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books. But now hosted by Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addict Writer. Every week there will be a question posted on Friday and end on Thursday for bloggers and readers to write, think, and talk about on their blog then link it to other blogs for a hop along.

August 1st – 7th Question: How many bookcases do you have, and how do you organize the shelves?

I have a lot of romance books, mainly Historicals, and only one bookcase, three small wall shelves, my drawer top, four boxes, and a chair.

On my bookcase it’s organized by books I’ve read and in the order of series and its “total” number amount in the series (aka how many books are in the series). If the series are finished they go at the bottom in the back starting with the longest series. If the series is still on going then they are placed closer to the top, also at the back. Singles and stand-alones are also thrown in there and probably makes the middle section of the bookshelf separating the finished ans on going series. Also on the bookshelf are Read-but-Did-Not-Finished-but-I-will-come-back-to books and Need-to-Read books (many Paranormals), which then are placed also at the top but more towards the front. And at the very top shelf I have it dedicated to my very first Historical romance author and to all her books, plus some other special mentions and then my Manga collection.

My wall shelves are for books I Absolutely-Need-To-Read-but-haven’t-gotten-around-to-it. They don’t have an order but, at the top are where the new books are added and placed.

My drawer top is where the Hardcover books and large paperbacks are stacked, which makes the bottom layer of books, and then piled on top are the ARCs large and media paperbacks and some classics.  Mostly unread and needs-to-be read.

The boxes are where unread books I got from events and conventions are stored for future read. Didn’t have room for them anymore on the shelf, wall, or drawer top. And the same thing goes for the chair, unread books and new books.

Yeah, I have A LOT of UNREAD books! It’s a problem I’m trying to fix but sadly it ain’t going to happen soon…..

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Alluring August Additions from our Amazing Authors

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Lots of releases!!!

Originally posted on The Escapades:

Sure to set your TBR pile groaning. Many of our authors will be attending the Romance Writers of Australia Conference in Sydney this month, and participating in the Australian Romance Readers Association Book Signing. If you’re there – come say hi!

Now, to the good stuff:

21764From Escape’s fresh, exhilarating science fiction romance catalogue comes a story of corporate espionage, betrayal, sex, and bodyguards. Just another day in the colonies.

21769New Australian romantic suspense follows the R*BY Nominated Under the Hood, about a Western Australian drug gang, the teenagers they recruit, and the cop who wants to bring them down.

21763From fantasy writer Lara Morgan comes the second in her engrossing, enchanting, exciting Twins of Saranthium trilogy, perfect for curbing Game of Thrones withdrawals.

21770The sequel to the critically acclaimed Red Moon, about a playboy werewolf, his shy room mate, the ties that bind and a battle…

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G. Nykanen’s The Point

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Found a new to me author with a great Psychological Thriller debut!!!!

Originally posted on Aubrey Wynne Historical Romance:


Title: The Point
Author: G. Nykanen
Publication Date: May 30, 2014
Genre: Psychological Thriller

Befuddled by her current relationship woes, Nora Reynolds leaves college at semester’s end to drive north of nowhere to her hometown of Iron Bay. Vulnerable and on the rebound, she is the perfect prey for fledgling felon Dane Buchman. Dane takes advantage of the unaware young woman, feeding his appetite for mischief until a rather violent shift in their relationship reveals to him what he’s really been craving. Driven by his new found hunger, Dane feels unstoppable, until former high school rival and town deputy, Doug Sanders, navigates the trail of Dane’s destruction.


The Point is a dark thriller that will allow you to witness a truly dangerous sociopath wander through madness guided by a treasured family heirloom, and a pensive young woman find her way after discovering, that which doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger…

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Think Out Loud: Word Crimes


Think Out Loud is a weekly Thursday meme created and hosted by Think Books

Think Out Loud promotes thinking outside of the box and to get bloggers to break out of the blogging bubble. You can use this feature to post things you ordinarily would not post. For example, if you usually post book reviews, step outside of that pattern. Post a funny story, a rant, a cool pic or video, ANYTHING… Consider it a free for all. And consider it as a time to do WHATEVER YOU WANT!


Welcome back go another TOL.

So, I’ve been reading and kind of writing, but mostly preparing for the trip that I thought I’ll check out this amazing song that had been popping up all over my authors and blogger’s pages. And because I didn’t know what I was getting myself into but really I did, I felt absolutely dumb after listening to this fabulously executed song parody by “Weird Al” Yankovic.

It’s not that I thought it was dumb but that it made me feel dumb. Grammar is not my best moment. When it got to the part about blogging, it made me laugh and afraid all at the same time. I thought about all the posts I have here on the blog, that I wrote, and I can see bad grammar everywhere! *face palms*

So ashamed.

But I have been hooked on this Blurred Line version for the whole week and love it! And I think it’s time for me to go back to grammar school. Ha!




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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition~ #42

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!!!
Hosted by the lovelies Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Tin @ Love Saves the World.
What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia,
asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past
— usually from 5 to 10 years ago.
There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.



So I was looking up New Historicals, again, and I stumbled upon an author I have seen time and time again but as a Contemporary romance author of sexy Cowboys and NSCAR drivers! So I was absolutely surprised to find her an author of some Historical romances once upon a time ago~

I got to tell you, I knew her name was familiar, not that because I saw her contemporaries around the shopping list but because I had one of her back-listed Historical on my TBR list since forever!

So here it is Contemporary romance author (aka alumni HR author) Pamela Britton!


Published April 2003 by Forever


He’s a dangerous rogue, rumored to have shot his brother for a dukedom. She’s a headstrong beauty with plans to marry for love. When they meet, it’s passionate dislike at first sight. Until a compromising situation has them walking down the aisle, vowing to cherish and honor each other for life.

Suddenly, Lucien St. Aubyn is tied to a wife who has barred him from her boudoir, and Elizabeth Montclair is bound to a husband whose recklessness ignites her temper — and stirs her most secret desires. Now Lucien, whose flashing eyes could bring every beauty in London to her knees, faces his greatest challenge: to seduce his lawfully wedded wife. But Elizabeth’s task will be harder still. For even as she resists the rake who compromised her reputation, every step she takes leads into his arms, into his bed, and to sweet, helpless surrender.


Wait a Minute!!!!

Did the Goodreads synopsis convinced you to grab it? Did I hear you say, No? That’s what I thought.

Well, you’re in luck. I’ve got an even better synopsis than the one above. It’s more fun and shows the utterly deliciousness of the story!!!! Brought to you by, the author’s page~

One touch changed her life forever

Ruined by the dashing Duke of Ravenwood, Elizabeth Montclair would sooner put a pistol between the man’s legs than be forced into marriage with him. But wed him she must, Elizabeth vowing that if she must do the thing, theirs will be a marriage of her convenience.

He ruined her with a kiss

They would each be free to take a lover? Lucien St. Aubyn cannot believe his prim and proper wife would suggest such a thing. He’d expected her to be a shrew, instead he finds himself wed to a Jezebel, one who wants to lose her innocence to a man, any man…as long as it’s not him.

They both ended up SEDUCED

But Lucien wasn’t the rake of Ravenwood for nothing, and his new wife knows it. She proposes a plan. Lucien will teach her the fine art of seduction, after which they will each go their separate ways.

But neither Lucien nor Elizabeth expects the way their first ‘lesson’ turns out. Soon both are fighting an attraction to each other, one that they both refuse to acknowledge. But as the stakes rise, so does the desire. In the end, it may well be the both of them SEDUCED.


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Now, Head over to Mary @ Buried Under Romance  and Tin @ Love Saves the World for their picks for Throwback Thursday and the rest of the cast down below.


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Blog Tour + Interview: TAMING MISS TISDALE by Jessica Jefferson

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Welcome to Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for TAMING MISS TISDALE by Jessica Jefferson


(Regency Blooms #2)

by Jessica Jefferson


Miss Tamsin Tisdale believes herself to be completely unsuitable for London life. After a myriad of social mishaps, and the potential ruination of her family name, she’s shipped away to her cousin’s northern estate. Only after she comes to her senses will she be welcomed home.

Marcus Winston, the Duke of Grayson, has a lackluster reputation. The last in a dying line, he’s endured a protected life—rank with privilege, encumbered by isolation. After a brief encounter with rebellion, he learns the devastating consequences of his carelessness and willingly accepts living life from inside his gilded cage.

However, a chance meeting with the brazen Miss Tisdale gives Marc the opportunity to reinvent himself into the man he’s always dreamed of being. When his deception comes to light, and ghosts from both their pasts threaten to unravel the intimacy they’ve come to cherish, will either of them set their fears aside long enough to embrace love? Or will Miss Tisdale’s stubbornness divide them?



Interview time!!!!

Compromising Miss TisdaleWelcome Jessica! Thanks for visiting today and letting me interview you here for first time at Doing Some Reading. I had the honor to host Ambrosia Tisdale and Duncan Maddox’s book here the last time in Compromising Miss Tisdale. They were quite a fun couple to follow.

But yes, of course the interview~

1. So, what is your day like when you’re not writing?

I wish I could say my days were filled with traveling around Europe and shopping, but the truth is – I’m a mom. I have two girls, three and eight, and they keep me pretty busy. I was raised in a pretty conventional household where my mother did most of the stereotypical fifties housewife duties, so I find myself doing much of the same. I clean, cook dinner, chauffer the children around. It’s summer now, so much of our time as a family is spent outdoors camping or on Lake Michigan.

2. How has your life changed since becoming an author? Was it tough getting to where you are now?

It’s changed in that it’s busier than I ever thought I could be. Finishing a book is just the beginning. After that there’s editing and promoting, not to mention working on the next book. My journey has been easier than most. My first real attempt at writing a book (and one not-so-serious attempt which I’ve chosen to repress) was published rather quickly, so I’m still trying master my craft, while learning the ropes at the same time.

3. What inspired you to write your first book in the series?

I come from a large family, as did my own mother. I’ve always found the dynamics within a family to be fascinating and thought it would be fun to write about sisters. Sisters are interesting since they come from the same parents, are raised in the same house, and often times are just so different from each other. Sisters are best friends, and worst enemies.

4. Did you have it all planned out before hand with heroes and heroines for this series or did they just suddenly ended up being the one?

I do work with a plan. Often times that plan goes awry and I’m left winging it, but I usually work from an outline.

5. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing this book?

True story – the lead character originally had a limp. Then I read another book where the hero had a limp, and it was a regency so I had to figure out something different. I knew I wanted the hero to have some sort of physical ailment since he was too perfect in every other way. I learned a lot about medical issues during the regency, so that was pretty interesting. I was very surprised by just the lack of knowledge that we take for granted now.

6. What was the hardest part about writing this book?

Writing the book. It was hard trying to juggle my first book’s promotion while writing the second book. It’s something I’ve got to get used to.

7. Related to the previous question, Were there any challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?

I’m very excited about book three in the series, so I think that was actually an issue with writing book two.

8. How much of the book is realistic? (using real character personalities, history, life experiences, etc…)

I think everyone knows that girl who’s really one of the guys and always getting herself in trouble. That was my inspiration for Taming Miss Tisdale.

9. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

Honestly, I would have written a longer book and perhaps added some more tension.

10. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

As in all my books, I like to create flawed characters. Nobody’s perfect, and it’s those flaws that make us interesting.

11. Where can we find you next on the road ”if” you’re planning a trip for: book signings, conventions, book readings, author/group chats, events, etc…?

I was recently at RT in New Orleans. Holy cow, was that exciting! I will be returning next year with the ladies I blog with on Embracing Romance.

12. Last but not least, what’s your future goal? (personal, writing, new series, etc…)

I’m working on book three in the Regency Blooms series. My goal is really just to get the Tisdale’s out there and work on building a back log of books for readers.

13. Any last words for your readers? About this book that they don’t already know about?

I lost twenty pounds during the writing of this book. So, I frequently mention food throughout it.

Thank you so much for visiting the reading room~ I cannot wait to see what you have plan for us next!

Make sure to check out Jessica’s first book in the Regency Blooms series with Compromising Miss Tisdale.

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MEDIA KIT Jessica Jefferson Author PicJessica Jefferson makes her home in northern Indiana, or as she likes to think of it—almost Chicago. She is heavily inspired by classic sweeping, historical romance novels, but aims to take those key emotional elements and inject a fresh blend of quick dialogue and comedy. She invites you to visit her at and read more of her random romance musings. and

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Spotlight on Dawn Crandall and ….

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Just found myself a new to me author~!!!!!

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Everstone Chronicles [Whitaker House Books]

dc thhThe Hesitant Heiress
After being unjustly expelled from the Boston Conservatory of Music, Amaryllis Brigham sees her dreams of founding a music academy disappearing before her very eyes. Now the only way to achieve her goal comes with high stakes for someone set on avoiding men as much as possible: marry within the year to inherit her grandmother’s fortune. Amaryllis reluctantly takes part in her aunt’s society, intent on getting to the west coast on her own… and without a husband.
Despite her own misgivings, she soon finds herself falling in love with the most unlikely of men, Nathan Everstone, whose father not only had a part in her expulsion, but whose ominous presence has haunted her dreams for a decade since her mother’s tragic death. Nathan turns out to be much more than he seems and everything she never knew she wanted. But…

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Book Blog Tour + Short Excerpt: TEMPTED BY HIS TOUCH Historical anthology by 10 Authors


Tempted by His Touch: A LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET of Dukes, Rogues, & Alpha Heroes Historical Romance Novels


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A boxed set with ten sizzling historical romances from ten bestselling historical romance authors. Fall in love with fabulous tales of intrigue, suspense, wit, and passion featuring dukes, rogues, alpha heroes…and the women who can’t resist them. JUST 99 CENTS from July 27 – Sept. 21—then it disappears FOREVER!


Scoundrel Ever After by Darcy Burke - Once upon a time there was a very bad boy who met a very nice girl….


Lady of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle – Educating a man in the art of love takes time. Lots of it.


Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson - Passion and secrets simmer against the glittering backdrop of 19th century musical celebrity.


To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield by Bronwen Evans – What’s a lady to do when a notorious rake wins her estate in a game of cards?


Undone by Lila DiPasqua – One steamy, emotionally charged retelling of Rapunzel…Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning…


The Problem with Seduction by Emma Locke - Elizabeth Spencer needs a man. She doesn’t need to like him—because while she needs a man, she doesn’t particularly want one.


A Dangerous Invitation by Erica Monroe – Daniel O’Reilly returns to win back Kate Morgan’s heart and prove he’s innocent of murder.


Once Upon a Duke by Eva Devon – A widow looking to get seduced. A duke more than willing to oblige.


Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna - A marquis with a guilty past takes a bride in a world where love is fatal.


Dark Surrender By Erica Ridley – Trapped in darkness…. Their passion burns bright!


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About “Dark Surrender

Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child. To escape the hangman’s noose, she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own. When its master offers her a temporary post, Violet cannot say no. Just as she begins to see him in a new light, her past catches up to her and endangers them all.

Excerpt from Erica Ridley’s “Dark Surrender

Violet’s breath caught. Had she ever even held two sovereigns at one time?

“If you accept my money, then you accept the terms of the contract. No less than one calendar month as my daughter’s full-time governess.” Mr. Waldegrave’s voice was as dark and smooth as the silver-tongued procurers lurking in the Whitechapel alleys. “Come what may.”

The slyness in his tone gave her pause, but her fingers were already closing tight about the strangely heavy coins and shoving them into her own pocket for safekeeping.


Grand prize: iPad Mini (16GB) with surprise bonus print books [Open to US/CA]

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Wednesday, July 30th


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 Also, be sure to like each author’s Facebook page so you’ll see the WEEKLY GIVEAWAYS they have going on while Tempted by His Touch is on sale. You don’t want to miss an exciting moment of this extravaganza!


About Darcy Burke:

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.


 About Bronwen Evans:

USA Today Bestselling Author Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes.

Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2012, and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. Her first self-published novella, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, was a FINALIST in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 201,2 and a finalist in the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2013. Her first contemporary released December 2012, The Reluctant Wife, won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Category 2013.

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 About Lila DiPasqua:

Lila DiPasqua is a multi-published, national bestselling author of historical romance with heat. Her novels are published by Penguin/Berkley, as well as having self-published works.

She is best known for her critically acclaimed Fiery Tales series. Her books have been featured on Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.

She lives with her husband and three children in Canada and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after.

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 About Delilah Marvelle:

Delilah Marvelle is the winner of the Reviewer’s Choice for Best Sensual Historical Romance of the Year and had Booklist name her historical romance ‘Forever and a Day’ one of the TOP 10 Romances of the year. When she isn’t writing, she’s digging through inappropriate research books that include anything in history having to do with courtesans, brothels, sexual contraptions that were never properly used and other fascinating forms of dirty history that didn’t make it into college textbooks. She includes all of her research in her books to ensure countless hours of entertainment and continues to take pride in knowing more about dirty history than most people feel comfortable with.


 About Erica Ridley:

Erica Ridley learned to read when she was three, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up.

She is the author of three Gothic romances, Too Wicked to Kiss, Too Sinful to Deny and Dark Surrender, the vampire romance “Never Been Bitten” in the paranormal romance anthology Born To Bite, contemporary paranormal romances Charmed and Midwinter Magic, and the holiday fantasy romance Let It Snow.

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.


 About Emma Locke:

Emma Locke is a writer and engineer living in the Pacific Northwest, where she loves hiking with her dog, hot yoga and riding out the annual 330 days of rain. Hiking and yoga give her time to plot, the lack of sun makes for perfect writing weather, and as for her day job, the dichotomy seems to work: her analytic side ensures her passionate, satisfying love stories don’t mulch under her bed, and her author side forces her to keep writing more.

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 About Gina Danna:

Gina has spent the better part of her life reading. History has been her love and she spent numerous hours devouring historical romance stories, dreaming of writing one of her own. Years later, after receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in History, writing academic research papers and writing for museum programs and events, she finally found the time to write her own stories of historical romantic fiction.

Now, under the supervision of her three dogs and three cats, she writes amid a library of research books, with her only true break away is to spend time with her other life long dream – her Arabian horse – with him, her muse can play.

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 About Erica Monroe:

Erica Monroe is a bestselling author of emotional, suspenseful romance. Though she has a Bachelor’s degree in writing, she’s been a secretary, a barista, and a retail assistant. Now Erica spends her days crafting lovable rogues and feisty heroines for her historical and new adult series. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina, and the Beau Monde Regency Romance chapter. When not writing, she is a chronic TV watcher, sci-fi junkie, lover of pit bulls, and shoe fashionista. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.

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 About Eva Devon:

Author of sexy and laugh out loud funny Regencies, I’m also Maire Claremont, creator of dark and angsty Victorians!


 About Anthea Lawson:

Anthea Lawson, called “a new star of Historical Romance” by Booklist, has won readers with her combination of spicy love scenes and elegant prose. Her first novel, PASSIONATE, was a Best First Book finalist in the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA awards.

Anthea also writes award-winning YA Urban Fantasy under the pen name Anthea Sharp.



Tour Schedule:

July 27:

Embracing Romance

Love Historicals

Buried Under Romance

For The Love of Bookends

July 28:

Dashing Duchesses

What I’m Reading

Love Saves The World

Rakes & Rascals


July 29:

Hawt Reads

Doing Some Reading

Tears of Crimson

Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance

July 30:

Romance Reader Girl

History Hoydens

Mary Gramlich

July 31:

Adria’s Romance Reviews

Swanangel15s Book Reviews

Historical Romance Lover

What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing On A Blog Like This?

August 1:

Bookworm 2 Bookworm

Rookie Romance

Book Obsessed Chicks

Pretty Girls Read Books

August 2:

Eskimo Princess Book Reviews

Ramblings From This Chick

Book Loving Mamas

Historical Fiction Obsession


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It’s Release Day for ~ I Adored A Lord by Katharine Ashe



It’s here!!!!
Book 2 in Katharine’s The Prince Catcher series!!!! So Exciting!!!

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A Prince Catchers Novel #2

By: Katharine Ashe

Releasing July 29th, 2014

Avon Romance


Three very different sisters beguile society with their beauty and charm, but only one of them must fulfill a prophecy: marry a prince. Who is the mystery Prince Charming, and which sister will be his bride?

All that clever, passionate Ravenna Caulfield wants is to stay far away from high society’s mean girls.

All that handsome, heroic Lord Vitor Courtenay wants is to dash from dangerous adventure to adventure.

Now, snowbound in a castle with a bevy of theton‘s scheming maidens all competing for a prince’s hand in marriage, Ravenna’s worst nightmare has come true.

Now, playing babysitter to his spoiled prince of a half-brother and potential brides, Vitor is champing at the bit to be gone.

When a stolen kiss in a stable leads to a corpse in a suit of armor, a canine kidnapping, and any number of scandalous liaisons, Ravenna and Vitor find themselves wrapped in a mystery they’re perfectly paired to solve. But as for the mysteries of love and sex, Vitor’s not about to let Ravenna escape until he’s gotten what he desires . . .


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Book one in the series: I MARRIED A DUKE

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Author Info

Katharine AsheAward-winning, best-selling author KATHARINE ASHE writes intensely lush historical romance, including How To Be a Proper Lady, among Amazon’s 10 Best Books of 2012 in Romance, and eight other acclaimed novels set in the era of the British Empire. With the publication of her debut novel in 2010, she earned a spot among the American Library Association’s “New Stars of Historical Romance.” She was a nominee for the 2013 Library of Virginia Literary Award in Fiction, and in 2011 she won the coveted Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Historical Romantic Adventure. Katharine is also a finalist for the 2014 RITA® Award, the highest honor in the romance fiction industry, for How To Marry A Highlander.

She lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History at Duke University, Katharine writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve high adventure and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about her books, please visit her at


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 I Adored A Lord is also currently on tour so check it out over at Tasty Book Tours~



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