October is nearly gone ... did you read anything that goes bump in the night? When I kicked off the challenge on October 1 at this link, I noted that many things can go bump in the night - paranormal creatures, young adults climbing out of windows, and Regency rakes climbing in them.
Who climbed into SOS Aloha? Highland warriors, a kilted man, a CIA operative, a Kona dog, Austen's denizens, Jacobite rebels, a doomed duchess, small towns, an animated heroine with super powers, and a devastating hurricane. We also met three non fiction authors who tutor English, blog romance, and defy borders.
Plus we celebrated German unity, Canadian Thanksgiving, Teen Read Week, and the US Navy's 236th birthday.
|Modern Monarchy meets Vintage Navy|
Queen Elizabeth II aboard USS Constitution
I close "Things that Go Bump in the Night" with my favorite hero - the Regency Rake who climbs in windows (or other places that leads to trouble) Enter Regency favorite Cara Elliott. She celebrates the release of her new series, Lords of Midnight:
Known for their fiery tempers, biting cynicism and taste for prowling the darker side of London, the trio of Connor Linsley, Gryffin Dwight and Cameron Daggett have been dubbed “The Hellhounds”. Though their august pedigrees allow them to roam at will through the highest circles of Society, they are seen as dangerous predators, whose appearances in the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair sends a frisson of fear through the ton.
However, the Hellhounds are rarely seen at such tame entertainments. Their favored haunt is the Wolf’s Lair, a notorious gaming hell and brothel notorious for its deep play and alluring women . . .
But against all odds, a series of chance encounters within its walls challenges each of the Hellhounds to find his better nature. Three indomitable young ladies, whose lives are also shadowed by the Wolf’s Lair, dare to risk the jaws of hell—and the Hounds—in order to triumph over adversity. Though they fight tooth and nail to keep their distance, Connor, Gryff and Cameron find themselves drawn to the dangerous flames of love . . .
Outspoken and independent, Lady Alexa Hendrie is happiest in the quiet of the country, where she is free to run her family’s estate as she chooses. But when her brother’s recklessness forces her to London, a chance encounter with the ton’s most wicked rake—and his searing kiss—awaken a longing for adventure.
A man of many secrets, Connor Linsley, the Earl of Killingworth, uses his rakehell reputation to hide the fact that poverty has forced him to work for a living. As the owner of a gambling den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or innocent young ladies. But after a daring masquerade by Alexa leads to her winning half of his business, he is forced to take a risky gamble . . .
Will the cards fall in their favor?
Alexa and Connor begin to play a dangerous game of intrigue, deception, and desire. Consumed by a passion beyond their wildest imaginings, they must risk all they hold dear for a chance at love. But can they escape the danger that pursues them? Or will their own fiery attraction be their ultimate undoing?
I am giving away a copy of TOO WICKED TO WED to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about what you read in October - any bumping in the night?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, October 29, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 30.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Cara and her books, including links to purchase, check out her website: www.caraelliott.com.
Cara gives an insightful interview with Joyce Lamb at USA Today's blog, Happy Ever After, at this link.
|Ladies that go bump in line|