How to Beguile a Duke Release Day and Giveaway!

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HTBAD-1600I’m thrilled to be able to share my first full-length historical romance with you today!

The spirited Catherine Malboeuf has just arrived in England to reclaim her ancestral home, Walsley Manor, and a valuable missing heirloom. Nicholas Adair, the attractive and frustratingly inflexible Duke of Boulstridge, however, is quite unwilling to sell the estate back to Catherine. Unless, of course, she accepts a small wager…

Nick will sell Walsley Manor if–and only if–Catherine secures an offer of marriage from an eligible member of the ton before the end of the London season.

Of course, Nick is certain he’ll win. After all, no proper gentleman would ever marry a woman who conceals a cutlass in her skirts. Yet something about Catherine’s unconventional disposition seems to ignite a need deep inside him. A need that won’t just cost him the wager, but the very heart he swore to never give away…

For your viewing pleasure, my wonderful and talented dogs have made me another trailer:

Enjoy an excerpt:

She crossed her arms. “Your Grace. I have never been so insulted. I am not accustomed to having my word questioned.”

“Well you must become accustomed to it if you are going to continue to break into other people’s homes at your whim.”

“You should as well if you are going to lie to your guests about your whereabouts.”

He took a step forward and looked down his nose at her. Every part of her body awakened to his proximity. A whiff of cedar tickled her nose.

“Miss Malboeuf, you would do well to learn the customs of English society. It is my prerogative to turn away callers I do not wish to see. When my butler told you I was not at home, you should have understood it meant I did not wish to give you audience.”

She took a step back, hoping her mind would reengage. “It is still an untruth, which is the same thing as a lie. Why not tell the truth? Then I would have known your intentions from the start.”

The duke clenched his jaw. “Perhaps you should seek out someone who can provide you lessons in deportment.”

“That won’t be necessary, Your Grace. I attended a class on deportment in New Orleans.”

His gaze dropped to her unshod feet. “It’s a pity you weren’t able to complete the course.”

This week only, How to Beguile a Duke has a special, introductory price of only $.99.

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Ally lives in Texas and is convinced her house is shrinking, possibly because she shares it with three kids, five dogs, a cat, a rabbit, and several reptiles. Oh, and her husband. She likes to curse in Russian and spends most of her time letting dogs in and out of the house and shuttling kids around. She writes historical romance set in Regency England and Imperial Russia. She loves to hear from readers and you can find her on her website, Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter, though she makes no claims of using any of them properly.

38 Responses

  1. Maggi Andersen

    Looks great, Ally. Love the cover.

    • Ally Broadfield

      Thanks, Maggi! I think I’ve been very lucky with my covers. 🙂

  2. Oh, this sounds like a fun book 🙂 Lots of clashing, I hope! Congrats on your latest release!

    • Ally Broadfield

      Thanks, Miriam! There is lots of clashing in this story. Sometimes I had to act like the playground monitor and rein in Catherine and Nick. 😉

  3. Congratulations, Ally! Love your cover and the excerpt sounds just like my type of read!

  4. laurieg72

    I can’t wait to read about Catherine’s antics as she deals with the stuffy duke, Nicholas

    • Ally Broadfield

      Thanks, Laurie! I hope you enjoy it. It was a lot of fun to write this book.

  5. Looks like a great book. New author for me so I am excited to read this.

  6. Congratulations and good luck with your sales! Sounds like a great book!

  7. Oh, Ally, this looks fabulous!!!

    • Ally Broadfield

      Thanks, Collette! As soon as I get through the release day excitement, I’m going to relax and read Triumph and Treasure. 🙂

  8. Congrats on your release, Ally!

  9. Congrats on the release, Ally! Gorgeous, saucy cover!! 🙂

    • Ally Broadfield

      Thanks, Gina! I was pretty happy when I saw the cover. 🙂

  10. Just bought this!! Looks great!

    • Ally Broadfield

      Thank you! *bites nails* I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  11. Deb James

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. It is a great cover! Congrats!

  13. Great excerpt! And love the cover too!

  14. Pat Harrell

    Thanks for the great price. I bought from the excerpt.

    • Ally Broadfield

      Yay! Thanks, Pat. I really like that my publisher puts the books at $.99 for release week. I hope you enjoy it!

  15. Cutest trailer ever! And she was actually wearing that cutlass LOL Love it and love that cover as well 😉

    • Ally Broadfield

      Thanks, Joanna! The dogs will be very excited. It wasn’t easy getting her to wear that cutlass. Stuffed dog toys aren’t very bendy.

  16. Love the cover! Adorable trailer! Your dogs have a great eye for detail!

    I’m heading over to Amazon now. . . .

    • Ally Broadfield

      I can’t take any credit for the cover. Or the trailer. The doggies are very clever. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  17. Sounds like a good read, just one-clicked.

  18. I’ve just bought my copy.

  19. This sounds like an amazing book. I love historical romance and am always looking for new authors. Thanks to Victoria Vane for posting about this one.

    • Ally Broadfield

      Thanks, Crystal! And thanks for coming by. It’s nice to “meet” another historical romance lover.