Today I am happy to welcome back to the blog, author Maggie Robinson. Maggie is celebrating the release of Captain Durant's Countess, book 2 in her The London List series. Maggie has stopped by to chat and share some info on her her book. Please give her a warm welcome.
Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.
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Thanks so much for having me back to talk about Captain Durant’s Countess! This is a full-length e-book exclusive from eKensington, and I was thrilled to be asked to write it. Heretofore (what a great word), I’ve been published in trade paperback, which is pretty darned expensive. Even the e-book downloads of trade paperbacks usually cost more than mass-market books. So I’m excited to be cheap, LOL. As Dolly Parton says, “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap,” and I spent as much time and energy on Captain Durant and his countess as I do on all my books.
More, perhaps, because the risks in CDC are pretty big. Captain Durant is first discovered in a very naughty club wielding a whip on a woman, not precisely sympathetic hero material. Lady Maris Kelby seeks him out for a very nefarious purpose—she wants to use him to keep the Kelby succession out of her husband’s nephew’s hands. She is torn between loving her elderly husband and being attracted to that wicked whip-wielder. (Sorry for the additional alliteration—it’s in my blood.)
Reyn Durant may be a bored bad boy, but he has an even darker secret that he thinks will wreck his relationship with the bluestocking countess. I promise, there’s a happy ending—three of them, in fact. My publisher kindly let me write three epilogues, LOL.
You can read part of the first chapter here.
I’m offering any book from my backlist to one commenter. Do you like epilogues in the back of the book, or do you prefer to imagine your own happy ending?
Tucked amid the pages of The London List, a newspaper that touts the city’s scandals, is a vaguely-worded ad for an intriguing job—one that requires a most wickedly uncommon candidate…
Maris has always been grateful that her marriage to the aging Earl of Kelby saved her from spinsterhood. Though their union has been more peaceful than passionate, she and the earl have spent ten happy years together. But his health is quickly failing, and unless Maris produces an heir, Kelby’s conniving nephew will inherit his estate. And if the earl can’t get the job done himself, he’ll find another man who can…
Captain Reynold Durant is known for both his loyalty to the Crown and an infamous record of ribaldry. Yet despite a financial worry of his own, even he is reluctant to accept Kelby’s lascivious assignment—until he meets the beautiful, beguiling Maris. Incited by duty and desire, the captain may be just the man they are looking for. But while he skillfully takes Maris to the heights of ecstasy she has longed for, she teaches him something even more valuable and unexpected…
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Up for grabs:
- 1 lucky commenter will win a copy of their choice from Maggie's backlist.
- Please leave a comment answering Maggie's question: Do you like epilogues in the back of the book, or do you prefer to imagine your own happy ending?
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