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Friday, January 6, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway! "The Duke Is Mine" by Eloisa James


One of my favorite romance writers is Eloisa James, and her current books that feature "recreated fairy tales" are, in my opinion, some of her best work.

Her latest book, "The Duke Is Mine" is a charming Regency-era romance that gives a nod to the classic "The Princess and The Pea" fairy tale, and it is a true delight to read!




About The Book:

Destiny will be decided between the sheets in this all-new tale of “The Princess and the Pea.”

For Olivia Lytton, betrothal to the Duke of Canterwick—hardly a Prince Charming—feels more like a curse than a happily-ever-after. At least his noble status will help her sister, Georgiana, secure an engagement with the brooding, handsome Tarquin, Duke of Sconce, a perfect match for her in every way . . . every way but one. Tarquin has fallen in love with Olivia.

Quin never puts passion before reason. And reason says that Georgiana is his ideal bride. But the sensual, fiery, strong-willed Olivia ignites an unknown longing in him— a desire they are both powerless to resist. When a scandalous affair begins, they risk losing everything—Olivia’s engagement, her sister’s friendship, and their own fragile love. Only one thing can save them—and it awaits in the bedroom, where a magnificent mattress holds life-changing answers to the greatest romantic riddle of all.


I always enjoyed reading fairy tales as a little girl, and have been delighted with Eloisa James' "retelling" of some of my favorites. "The Duke Is Mine" is a lively, fast paced, and deliciously wicked at times romp that features a headstrong, witty heroine, a handsome and brooding hero, and a cast of characters that keep the tale enticing!  Fans of Regency-era romances will adore this offering!

EXTRA TIDBIT:

 
I also read "Winning The Wallflower" by Eloisa, which features Oliva from "The Duke Is Mine" and her friend, Lucy.  It is a cute novella that is the pefect companion pre-read, and is available for e-readers at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com both.

For more information on Eloisa James' wonderful books, check out her website at http://www.eloisajames.com/ or at http://www.avonromance.com/



I have two copies of "The Duke Is Mine" to giveaway!! 

To enter is easy - just leave a comment on this post, your name and email address and you're entered!

For an extra entry, become a follower on Google Friends Connect or at Networking Blogs and let me know that you are new!

This giveaway is limited to the U.S. only. 

I will announce the two winners on Friday, January 13th!

Good Luck, Everyone!


My thanks to Avon Books for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.


11 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'd love to win a copy. I have Winning the Wallflower on my kindle but haven't had a chance to read it yet.
And who doesn't like a handsome, brooding hero??

Thanks for the giveaway chance, Sharon!
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Myra C said...

Thanks for the giveaway this sounds like a fun read!

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June M. said...

Hi! I love Eloisa's books and this book is already on my wishlist. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy.
I am following as GFC: June M. and now on Networked Blogs as June Manning

Thanks again!
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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to be entered to win this one. I love to read retellings of fairy tales. Her books are great.


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cheryl c said...

I have read Eloisa's other fairy tales, and they are wonderful. I am looking forward to this one!

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samantha35 said...

great giveaway
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mamabunny13 said...

I wouls lovwe to win a copy of this book!
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mamabunny13 said...

I am an OLD follower via gfc - mamabunny13
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Dvora Geller said...

Sounds like a fun book to read. I am also a Google follower.

Happy New Year.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book and one I would love to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
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mbreakfield said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I really enjoy Eloisa James' books.
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