Dare To Love A Duke Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour of Dare To Love A Duke!

So glad you could join us!

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For a dashing Duke and the proprietress of a secret sensual club, can passion ever lead to love?

Thomas Powell, the new Duke of Northfield, knows he should be proper and principled, like his father. No more duelling, or carousing, or frequenting masked balls, but he’s not ready to give up his freedom just yet.

Lucia, better known as her alter ego Amina, manages the Orchid Club, a secret society where fantasies become reality. No member of the club has ever intrigued her, until the masked stranger, whose heated looks sear her skin. After months of suppressed longing, do they dare to give in to temptation?

#DareToLoveADuke by @EvaLeighAuthor has to be the naughtiest historical romance ever! Captivating right from the word go, this is a tantalising tale of forbidden love and taboo passions.

What happens at the Orchid Club, stays at the Orchid Club. No patron must reveal its scandalous secrets, and they most certainly must never fall for its proprietress, the fallen angel Amina, or Lucia to her loyal friends.

The chemistry and tension between Tom and Lucia is positively electric. I couldn’t put the book down. Much as I would love to babble on about the story, I don’t want to give away any secrets, after all, that’s the rule!

Thank you @MillsandBoon and #MillsandBoonInsiders for the invitation to participate in this wonderful #BlogTour.

 

 

 

Blog Tour – The Pursuits Of Lord Kit Cavanaugh

Welcome to the Blog Tour of The Pursuits Of Lord Kit Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens!

So glad you could join us.

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THE CAVANAUGHS are unlike any other family in early Victorian England. #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens continues to explore the enthralling world of these dynamic siblings in the eagerly anticipated second volume in her captivating series.

A Gentleman of Means

One of the most eligible bachelors in London, Lord Christopher “Kit” Cavanaugh has discovered his true path and it doesn’t include the expected society marriage. Kit is all business and has chosen the bustling port of Bristol to launch his passion-Cavanaugh Yachts.

A Woman of Character

Miss Sylvia Buckleberry’s passion is her school for impoverished children. When a new business venture forces the school out of its building, she must act quickly. But confronting Kit Cavanaugh is a daunting task made even more difficult by their first and only previous meeting, when, believing she’d never see him again, she’d treated him dismissively. Still, Sylvia is determined to be persuasive.

An Unstoppable Duo

But it quickly becomes clear there are others who want the school-and Cavanaugh Yachts-closed. Working side by side, Kit and Sylvia fight to secure her school and to expose the blackguard trying to sabotage his business. Yet an even more dastardly villain lurks, one who threatens the future both discover they now hold dear.

As usual, the inspirational Ms Laurens delivers as promised. The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh has all the hallmarks of her classic historic romances, boasting vast knowledge of the era, brought to life through the trials and tribulations of the locals on Bristol’s dockside.

All is going well for strong, independent-minded Silva, until rake extraordinaire, Kit Cavanaugh appears and ruins all her hard work. Given their past, brief encounter, Silvia is not surprised by the handsome Lord’s haughty behaviour, and I love how she refuses to stand for it.

Kit believes he is definitely not the marrying kind. Then the beautiful, passionate Silvia, barges into his office. How had he mistaken the fiery beauty for a prude at his brother’s wedding? Now, Kit wants to know every little detail about the school teacher.

The Pursuits Of Lord Kit Cavanaugh is a sweet romance, charting the gently evolving relationship between Silvia and Kit, with some thrilling action bits woven in for good measure.

Though a sequel, it is pretty much stand alone. If you are a fan of Stephanie Laurens, this book is for you.

Thank you Mills And Boon and Mills And Boon Insiders for the wonderful opportunity to participate in this great blog tour.

 

Book Review – The Earl’s Countess Of Convenience

Mills & Boon kindly asked me to review The Earl’s Countess Of Convenience by Marguerite Kaye.

A countess in name only…

…tempted by a night with her husband!

Part of Penniless Brides of Convenience: Eloise Brannagh has witnessed first-hand the damage unruly passion can cause. Yet she craves freedom, so a convenient marriage to the Earl of Fearnoch seems the perfect solution!

Except Alexander Sinclair is more handsome, more intriguing, more everything, than Eloise anticipated. Having set her own rules for their marriage, her irresistible husband might just tempt Eloise to break them!

The Earl’s Countess Of Convenience is an enjoyable historical romance with engaging characters, who portray a real sense of the societal norms in the early eighteen hundreds.

Though I found the book slow at the beginning, it picks up soon as the chemistry between Eloise and Alexander develops.

I was left guessing about the ending, till the ending!

Thank you Mills & Boon and Netgalley for the opportunity review The Earl’s Countess Of Convenience.

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Homage to great writers – Louise L. Hay

For all of us book lovers, there are certain authors, who have influenced us through the years. Whether fiction or non-fiction, these books have helped transform our perceptions.

The first in this series of homages to great writers is to the incomparable Louise Hay, founder of Hay House, the publishing company. Very few authors transcend their writing and inspire us by their approach to life’s unpredictable ebb and flow. Louise Hay was one of them.

‘You Can Heal Your Life’ which she published in 1984, sold over 30 million copies world-wide. She went on to produce many other books until her passing in 2017.

Louise Hay’s positive affirmations and motivational teachings continue to support millions. If you haven’t already come across her works, they are highly recommended.

Garden sheds and Spanish Steps

Roald Dahl famously wrote from his garden shed. John Keats based himself in the heart of the Eternal City, at the foot of the Spanish Steps.

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Whether it is a blogger, scriptwriter, poet or novelist, each has their particular ‘Creative Space’ where they produce their masterpieces.

So, what is that elusive, stimulating place and how do you find yours?

The answer depends on where you are most relaxed and least distracted. For inspiration to flow unabated, the mind must be calm and receptive.

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For some, busy coffee shops and book stores provide the perfect ambience to spark their imagination. Others prefer the tranquillity only nature can bestow, and sit under a tree, by a bubbling brook or, in a park in the middle of the city.

Truth is, you don’t need to go anywhere to find your writing nirvana. Curling up on the sofa with a notepad and pen can be just as rewarding from a creative perspective.

With some trial and error, you too will make your own creative space.

 

New year’s resolutions and other disappointments

Yes, it’s that time of the year, again. Everyone is taking stock of their highlights and achievements over the past year. I usually plan to do two or three things every January, and by the time December rolls in, I would have forgotten two or three of them.

This year, miraculously, I managed to stay on track. I’d intended undertaking some things that scared me. However, I knew I won’t be able to face my fears without some help. It came in the form of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as Tapping), which freed me from a number of phobias and fixations, to the point where I can comfortably share my fears.

Though I’d been writing for many years, I struggled to share my work, even with close friends and family. Through EFT inquiry, I was able to understand the root causes of my reluctance, which revolved around exposure. Nervousness, self-consciousness and a general lack of confidence in my writing had held me back from publishing my novels.

Having worked those issues out, I plucked up the courage to start small, by writing a blog. As the blog started to receive positive feedback, I felt empowered to share more, and eventually took the humongous step of publishing my debut romance, Krish. At first, I didn’t publicise the release. However, as the download numbers increased, and positive feedback poured in, I felt encouraged to overcome my greatest hurdle, Social Media. I recently signed up to Tweeter (@BhogaytaNina) and Insta (@NJBhogayta). Still getting the hang of them… Don’t know how to get the links.

For once, I’ve actually managed to complete my to-do list for the year. How about you? How are you getting on with your new year’s resolutions?

 

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Laziness, boredom, whatever…

For the past few days, I have struggled to find the zest for writing. Maybe it’s the weather, or just plain laziness? Whatever, I keep finding distractions like Instagram or Netflix. Even drying up dishes has suddenly taken priority over knuckling down to pen Krish Book II.

In fact, I’m not reading either. Though there are my usual two to three novels on the go, I have left them to gather dust on the coffee table. Very strange behaviour indeed, given my love for books.

Frustrated with the inertia, I decided to kick-start my lust for creativity with visual aids and poured through some holiday snaps. Here are a few that inspired me. Enjoy!

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