Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Affair by Lily Maxton and The Duke's Shotgun Wedding by Stacy Reid - Win Prizes!


Title: The Affair
Genre: Romance Novella
Author: Lily Maxton
Publisher: Entangled Scandalous
Language: English
Pages: 68
Format: Ebook
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She was his for one week only...

When a beautiful stranger ducks into his bookshop during a rainstorm, Cale Cameron, well-known rake, is instantly attracted to her. Elizabeth, Lady Thornhill, is restless and hungers for something she cannot name. Society would never accept a countess and a mere bookseller, so they agree to a one week affair to indulge their desire.

As their passion ignites and their connection grows, Elizabeth threatens the one thing Cale has protected above all else - his heart. Letting her go is the only solution... and the one thing he is not prepared to do.


Seven Random Facts about The Affair

1. A real life Cale Cameron? My hero starts out with nothing but the clothes on his back and, through ambition and hard work, becomes a wealthy bookseller. When researching Regency bookstores in London, I ran across the Temple of the Muses which was owned by James Lackington. He was a shoemaker’s son who, according to Wikipedia, arrived in London with two shillings and sixpence and went on to become wildly successful.

2. I had originally written a novel-length manuscript with the same characters and a similar storyline, but it was one of my early efforts, and there was a lot of filler. Even though I really liked the characters, I thought the manuscript could be quite a bit better. After I had more experience writing historical romance, I chiseled the story down to its essence, and The Affair was born.

3. No, Cale is not a Regency name. At least not one I’ve ever encountered (but that doesn’t mean it didn’t pop up somewhere, just like weird names of today!). As mentioned above, I originally wrote the character early in my historical romance career, and I hadn’t done a lot of research on Regency names. I thought about changing it to something more standard for the time, but Cale Cameron was pretty deeply ingrained and it just didn’t feel right.

4. Elizabeth’s favorite color is poppy red. During the Regency this shade was called coquelicot (the French word for poppy). It was quite popular, particularly toward the end of the 18th century, but tended to be used more for trimmings than as a main color.

5.  Confessions of a Courtesan, the racy memoir Julia Forsythe is publishing with Cale Cameron, is featured quite prominently in The Wager, the next novella in the Sisters of Scandal series. 

6. Cameron’s Lending Library and Booksellers is on Piccadilly in London. Another famous Regency bookstore in Piccadilly is Hatchard’s, which was founded in 1797 and is still open to the public.

7.  The total amount of time it took me to write The Affair, between starting the first novel-length draft, putting it away, and eventually coming back to write the novella, was about two years!


Lily Maxton grew up in the Midwest, reading, writing, and daydreaming amidst cornfields. After graduating with a degree in English, she decided to put her natural inclinations to good use and embark on a career as a writer.
When she’s not working on a new story, she likes to tour old houses, add to her tea stash, and think of reasons to avoid housework.




Title: The Duke's Shotgun Wedding
Genre: Romance Novella
Author: Stacy Reid
Publisher: Entangled Scandalous
Language: English
Pages: 89
Format: Ebook
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Victorian Era England…

As far as rash decisions go, it was formidable. But Lady Jocelyn Rathbourne’s will remains strong. If the only way to save her family’s estate and reputation is by aiming a small pistol at the Duke of Calydon, then so be it. For Lady Jocelyn demands satisfaction—and she will have it at any cost. Even if it means demanding the hand of the intense and foreboding Duke himself..

But she’s made the first move against a very dangerous opponent...

For Sebastian Thornton is no stripling to be trifled with. The lady has played her hand. Now it’s his turn. For Sebastian is in need of a wife. And to find a wife with spirit and fire—even if she means to only marry for his money—would be a great prize indeed. And he intends to thoroughly take his pleasure with her... and demand his own satisfaction in return.



I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and adore writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way “never give up on my dream.” When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with my love– Dusean Nelson.


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