Monday, January 3, 2022

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Seduction of a Duke by J R Salisbury @JamieRSalisbury @GoddessFish


Seduction of a Duke

by J R Salisbury

GENRE: Historical Romance (Victorian)


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You never know when cupids arrow is going to strike…
Lady Cora Keats, the only daughter of the Duke of Dover is not only beautiful, she’s confident, self-assured and sometimes a wee bit outspoken. She knows one day she’ll have to marry and settle down – her father constantly reminds her. Cora has other plans - she doesn’t want to marry…at least not now. She’s grown into an independent woman with an occupation few women dare pursue. She cannot…no she will not give up a successful business for a man. Not even if he’s an obscenely handsome duke who shares her interests.
Sebastian Steele, Duke of Hightower was sought after by all the eligible young women. Tall, muscular and stunningly good-looking, the former rake has quietly begun his search for a wife. Drawn by Lady Cora’s uniqueness and confidence he realizes through all their bickering there is something more lying beneath the surface.
Can these two opposites put aside their differences and work together for the greater good or will pride and stubbornness rule?


Seduction of a Duke Amazon Link (offered in KU as well – so Amazon is the only link): Amazon


Excerpt:

"Move your arse! Move your bloody arse!"

Sebastian Steele, Duke of Hightower watched in fascination at the young woman standing at the rail yelling and making a fool of herself. Fascinated because he'd never seen a woman get so animated about a horserace. It was undignified and certainly unbecoming of a lady. Where was her husband?

Though women did attend horse races with their husbands, they never behaved like this. She appeared to be a peer, well dressed and mannered, except for this outburst. Could it be her husband’s horse she was carrying on about?

She continued watching the race, cheering them on. In the sun red hues sparkled off her mahogany hair. She wore dark green dress with charcoal piping along with a peplum jacket and skirt. The collar hugged her chin and was trimmed with black lace. The jacket closed with small black buttons on the front.

He turned his attention from the dark-haired woman to the race, which was winding down. The horses were headed into the homestretch, and his own entry, Apollo's Gold was proving once again to be a disappointment, holding at a good distance behind the winner. The stallion had shown great promise up until the last two races. Something was missing. He needed to send Apollo to someone who could salvage this horse's future before he ruined it.

"Better luck next time," Crispin Allgood, Earl of Yorkshire said, clasping him on the shoulder


Interview with J R Salisbury

    How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

    I write historical romance (late Victorian). This book is the third of my Love & Devotion series.


    What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?

    Most all my books have a strong, independent female heroine and my intention was to have a heroine who did something not all women did in that time period, without meeting with some resistance from men. I think I achieved everything I set out to when I started the book.


    What was the hardest part of writing this book?

    The ending! It’s always hard because I could continue on.


    What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

    Showing the chemistry between Cora and Sebastian; her spunk and his acceptance of what she does.


    Were there alternate endings you considered?

    No.


    Can you share some stories about people you met while researching this book?

    Most of my research is done on-line, except for the times I’ve actually done some in-person research in the UK. I don’t recall any particular person that stands out, but I will say the people in Scotland are wonderful storytellers.


    What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

    I read what I write, expanding the time eras (medieval to Edwardian). I also read contemporary romance and venture out of romance to read fiction by fabulous authors like Isabel Allende.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Amazon bestselling author J R Salisbury divides her time between the U.S. and U.K. with her aging Yorkie, Rocco.

When in the U.K. she finds herself shrouded in history, making an author's imagination come alive.

J R writes Victorian era and Scottish historical romance with perfectly imperfect heroes and strong, sassy heroines.


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Giveaway:

$15 Amazon/BN GC



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6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

J R Salisbury said...

Thanks for hosting and thanks to all the readers!

Sherry said...
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bn100 said...

nice cover

marisela zuniga said...

Great interview, thanks for sharing

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and Seduction of a Scot sounds like a wonderful book for me and my mom! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful weekend!

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