Friday, June 8, 2012

Shameless Summer Giveaway Hop ~ Day 2

All the Byrons are just as “mad, bad and dangerous to know” as their famous non-relation…but now the time has come for the eldest son to marry…
Edward Byron, Duke of Clybourne, has everything a man in Society needs…except a wife. Duty requires he wed, so he decides that a long-standing arranged marriage will do nicely. He knows his bride is beautiful, biddable and bright enough to run his household and nursery. He expects his betrothed, Lady Claire Marsden, will be thrilled with his decision—unfortunately, she’s not!
Claire has longed for Edward since she was sixteen, but how can he expect her to agree to his proposal when he barely knows her and doesn’t love her? Nothing will convince her to accept a loveless marriage. And so she begins a battle of outrageous resistance, forcing Edward to learn that he must lose his heart in order to win his bride.

Today's prize is At The Duke's Pleasure by
Tracey Anne Warren ~~ a historical romance! 

For myself, I have cut down on my historical romance reading SO much ~ don't get me wrong, there are amazing authors out there, many I read everything they write, but I find myself navigating towards paranormal more and more. 

I wonder if it's because there are MORE paranormals to choose from?

What do you think?    Do you read historicals ~ and if you do, give me some amazing new authors to try!!

A few that I adore and read all that they write are Elizabeth Hoyt, Teresa Medeiros, Donna Grant, Lydia Dare (who both just also happen to write historical PARANORMALS, win/win!) 

Comment to WIN ~ open to everyone!! 


  1. I'm like you I haven't read that many historicals recently but have thought about trying it out again and need some suggestions.

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  2. Hey Mimmi,
    Already a follower and love your site. Thanks for a chance to win!! I love historicals but don't get to read them that much--they have to be really good to get my attention!! The best I have read so far are definitely from Julie Garwood and Maya Banks has an AWESOME series called the McCabe Triology---sooooo incredibly good--the second is my fave but the entire series is truly AWESOME!!! If you read them let me know what you think!! Have a great weekend!!:)

  3. I do love to read Historicals (& I have read At the Dukes Pleasure yet), but I also do switch it up with contemporaries & now trying some paranormals.
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  4. Even though I do not read as much historicals as I use to but I still love the genre. There are some beloved authors that got me through my teen years. Johanna Lindsey, Suzanne Enoch, Sabrina Jeffries, and Gaelen Foley. Mmm

  5. I love historical romance, my favorite genre besides contemporary romance ;)
    My favorite authors are Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Sabrina Jeffries, Laura Lee Guhrke, Emily May, Caroline Linden, Emma Wildes, Elizabeth Hoyt, and Sarah MacLean (and more!) :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!


  6. ah, I haven't read this one! I love historicals but I love paranormal historicals more!

  7. Oooh, I love Maya Bank's historicals ~ AND I'm a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas ~ you've given me some I haven't tried yet, thanks, I'll check them out!

  8. One of my favorite Historical authors is Johanna Lindsey...older work. I love love love love her Malory Series!!!


  9. I like Natasha Blackthorne.

  10. I haven't read any paranormals yet, yes I know SHOCKER! But I love watching them. I LOVE historicals ans my fave author is Judith McNaught! She's the best!

    Thanks again!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  11. Historical romance books are my FAVORITE genre! But I do love paranormal too.
    My favorite author is Lisa Kleypas. I've also read books by Elizabeth Hoyt, Julia Quinn, Judith McNaught, Diana Gabaldon and I'm currently reading one of Josephine Lys!
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!


  12. Historicals are my go to reads.

  13. I do read historicals. A few that I love are Sarah MacLean, Alexandra Hawkins, Delilah Marvelle, and many more
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  14. Historicals are towards the bottom of my list but I do find the rare one that really keeps me interested. I am with you on that I stray towards paranormal more than anything.

  15. I really enjoy Courtney Milan's stories. Some are very short novellas but they are always great stories.

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  16. I read historicals, but probably not a lot. Sometimes they're a little cheesy. I kind of agree that because there are SO MANY paranormal books out there I do tend to read more.
    And Courtney Milan is really awesome!!


  17. Thank you for the giveaway. I love historical romance. It is a guilty pleasure of mine.

    -Diva J.

  18. I love historicals...some of my favorites are Johanna Lindsey (especially the Malory novels), Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux, & Catherine Coulter.

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