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A Reluctant Lord. A Resistant Lady. A Superfluous Fiancée.

And a Devastating Family Secret…

When Richard Barrett, Lord Hartley, is abruptly called home to take the reins of the estate, he discovers the extent of the family’s financial straits. The remedy: marry the heiress their families have picked out for him. Unfortunately, he’s already planned to marry someone else.

Miss Sophie Goodnight isn’t too keen on becoming his purse with feet…and she sabotages all attempts to woo her. But when Lord Hartley discovers the shenanigans in his father’s past, he realizes that deciding between two beautiful women is the least of his problems.


Mia Marlowe is a rising star whose Touch of a Rogue was named one of Publishers Weekly‘s Top Ten Best Romances for Spring 2012. Mia learned about storytelling while singing professional opera. She knows what it’s like to sing a high “C” in a corset, so she empathizes with the trials of her historical heroines. Mia resides in Boston, Massachusetts. For more visit www.miamarlowe.com.

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He Might Be a Rake if…

Miss Sophie Goodnight would say all it takes is a man with a pulse.

She’s my heroine in A Rake by Any Other Name. Her opinion is a tad jaundiced and I hesitate to reveal why she feels that way as it might constitute a spoiler. But when she arrives at Somerfield Park, Sophie feels men are pretty interchangeable. They all use women for one thing or other and Richard Barrett, Lord Hartley, the son and heir of Lord Somerset, is expected to marry her so the estate can use her as a purse with feet!

Some people say that a rake is a man who delights in ruining young women and leaving them. That may well be the worst sort of rake, but Sophie also has recognizes other rakish qualities that jingle her warning bells. Here’s her list:

  1. If a gentleman has spent time away from the familiar, he might be a rake. She’s unimpressed with Richard when they first meet. It could be because he’s lately returned from a tour of the Continent with his dissolute friend. That sort of thing invites a young man to have lapses in his morals and habits.
  2. If a gentleman is handsome beyond the lot of mortals, he might be a rake. In this instance, Sophie doesn’t blame the man entirely. Women are quick to throw themselves at men who are easy on the eyes. One can hardly blame the man for catching them. And unfortunately, Richard Barrett is very attractive. Even Sophie’s mother, was fanning herself when she first laid eyes on him. Sophie is determined not to succumb to his striking appearance. Handsome is as handsome does.
  3. If a gentleman engages in relationships with more than one lady at a time, he might be a rake. From the first, Richard confessed that he believes himself half in love with Lady Antonia. He was very near to proposing to her in Paris, and has invited her and her family to come to Somerfield Park as his guests. But that didn’t stop Richard from kissing Sophie in the gallery. (And Sophie, it must be admitted, kissed him right back!)
  4. If a gentleman accepts money from a lady, he might be a rake. Richard’s family’s plans for him to wed Sophie so he can use her enormous dowry to keep the faltering estate afloat. Her father is pushing the match because he wants a titled grandson. Sophie is waiting for Richard to ask her what she Until then, he might be a rake.

Maybe you’ll want to make your own judgment about Richard. Try the excerpt from A Rake By Any Other Name here http://www.miamarlowe.com/a-rake-by-any-other-name/excerpt-a-rake-by-any-other-name/ and let me know what you think!



Thank you Mia for joining us today!





Harry de Vaux, Viscount Tunbury, has loved Lady Elinor Tremaine for as long as he can remember—but is convinced that his past makes him unworthy of her. He agrees to accompany the Tremaine family to Italy to explore Etruscan ruins, even if it chips away at his resolve to stay away from the delightful woman he loves.


The intrepid Lady Elinor is caught up in the Victorian fervor for exploring distant lands. But during her travels she is thrown back into the company of an old friend, Harry de Vaux. Amid the sightseeing and treasure hunting, Elinor comes to realize that she wants far more from Harry than friendship. But when a dangerous discovery leaves them fighting for their lives, it might just be too late…


Lillian Marek was born and raised in New York City (the center of the universe). At one time or another she has had most of the interesting but underpaid jobs available to English majors. After a few too many years in journalism, she decided she prefers fiction, where the good guys win and the bad guys get what they deserve.


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Please tell us a bit about your latest release.

Well, Lady Elinor’s Wicked Adventure is my debut, so, as you can imagine, I’m kind of giddy with excitement. It’s the first book in a series about the Tremaines, the adventurous children of the Marquess of Penworth, who go off to exciting places. In this one, Lady Elinor and her parents and brother go to Italy to explore Etruscan tombs. In addition to finding true love for herself, Lady Elinor meets a Roman prince and his family, tangles with antiquity thieves, and has to help a Garibaldi supporter escape from Rome so that her brother’s romance can also have a happy ending. I grew up loving adventure stories and swashbuckler movies, so that’s the kind of stories I enjoy telling.

Are you attending any conventions in 2014? If so, what are the top three reasons as to why you like/choose them?

I’ve never been to a convention, but I’m hoping to go to the RWA national convention next summer. Why that one? Well, it is the biggie, the one everyone goes to. I figure it will be even more exciting to be going as a published author. And best of all, it’s in New York, right near home.

What is your favorite romance genre and what author makes you absolutely swoon?

I love historical romance, which you probably might guess, since that’s what I write. The first romance I ever read was Loretta Chase’s Mr. Impossible. I absolutely adored it. That’s what got me hooked on romance in the first place, and I’ve never read a book by her that I didn’t love.

What is your dream vacation spot?

Being something of a history nerd, I love to go places with museums, historic buildings, places where I can immerse myself in the past. However, I just read Susanna Kearsley’s Season of Storms, so right now I long to go to Lake Garda. I want to stay in a villa there, with a view over the lake, and sit on the terrace with my laptop and write my next book. Doesn’t that sound glorious? (You did say dream, not realistic, vacation spot.)

What do you think has been the most important moment or event of your life so far? And why do you feel that way?

There have to be three—the day I met my husband, the day our son was born and the day our daughter was born. Each one added enormously to the amount of love in my life. And there can never be too much love in anyone’s life.

Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?

I have a great time writing my books. I only hope that readers will get at least a bit of that pleasure from reading them.


Boxers or Briefs

Manscape or Not
Absolutely not!

Lights On or Lights Off

Summer or Winter
Winter. I like warm but I hate hot humid weather.

Peanuts or Chocolate
Lemon, to tell the truth, but if those two are my only choices, peanuts.

Batman or Superman

The Voice or American Idol
I’ve never actually seen either one.

Christmas or Birthday
Christmas (I like giving presents even more than getting them.)

Heels or Flats
Flats. I’m all for comfort.

Talk or Text
Talk, definitely. Preferably face to face.

Action Movie or Comedy
Comedy, especially old Screwball Comedies.

Facebook or Twitter
Facebook. I can’t get interested in Twitter. I guess I always have too much to say, too many explanations to offer.




Thank you Lillian for joining us today!

$50 Giveaway! 99 Cent Holiday Bundle! Candy Cane Kisses & Enchanted Embraces!

$50 Giveaway! 99 Cent Holiday Bundle!
Candy Cane Kisses & Enchanted Embraces!



Woohoo! The 99 Cent Holiday Bundle, “Candy Cane Kisses & Enchanted Embraces” Releases today November 17th, 2014! In Celebration of the release the Authors are throwing a Release Day Party over at Facebook from 4pm – 7pm PST.




Candy Cane Kisses & Enchanted Embraces

LIMITED EDITION brought to you by 10 Bestselling and Award-winning Romance Authors!
Over 100,000 words of content!

Dreidels and Demons, by Eileen Rendahl, National Bestselling Author and two-time RITA Award Nominee

All Melina wants is a normal wedding with the normal kinds of problems that normal brides have like drunk uncles and wilted flower arrangements. Such is not the life of a Messenger for the supernatural beings of Sacramento, however. Something is after her and it’s not just her mother with another cake sample for her to taste.

Honor the Promise by Cyndi Faria, Award-winning Author
New Adult – Sweet Contemporary

Expected to become a fourth generation firefighter, a young cadet discovers Latin dance unleashes his deepest desires and gives him the confidence to choose his own path.

New Year’s Endeavor by Loucinda McGary, RWA Golden Heart Finalist
Sensual Contemporary

Recently widowed Tammy Knox takes a holiday cruise at the urging of her daughter Avery and her best friend Dori Miller. Tammy is seeking a distraction from her increasingly lonely life, but she doesn’t expect it to be in the form of her best friend’s handsome, younger son. Is their New Year’s endeavor destined to be a shipboard fling or true love?

Flame to Fire by Kate Lockridge, two-time RWA Golden Heart Finalist

Nate Arbinger is a Helwyn, a demon hunter, who uses ancient ballads as a road map to track escapees from Hell. Battle weary, Nate has come home to Molly for the Yuletide season. Little does he know that a minor god and the Fates have other plans for his holiday…

The Christmas Con by Jill James, Amazon Best-selling Author
Sexy Contemporary

Two reformed jewel thieves, Robin and Ian, are on the job to retrieve a priceless necklace, but Santa has special plans for a reunion of the ex-lovers.

Just A Little Christmas by Janet Miller, Prism Award-winning Author

Alice Masters has two young children, no job, and Christmas is coming without a tree or decorations. When she begs her neighbor Rand Brown for the old Christmas tree he’s thrown out, what starts as Just A Little Christmas turns out to be a lot more.

Winter Solstice Wishes by Gayle Parness, Fantasy Author

Elle, a fae who refused to return to the Faerie Court because of the abuse she’d endured, has been a guest in Sasha’s home for the last six months. Sasha, a vampire with a violent past, was smitten by this sweetly elegant female. Can they heal each other on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year?

Christmas Weekend: A Heart’s Delight Short Story by Grace Conley, SVRWA GOTCHA Award-winning Author

San Francisco cop Joe Maggiano runs into his long-lost flame on Christmas Eve – during a terrible fire! Will he and Gwyn be able to re-kindle their love over the course of a holiday weekend in charming Heart’s Delight, California?

The Holiday Fixer by Addison James, SVRWA GOTCHA Award-winning Author

A hacker is threatening the online dating site, Coupling, and head of product development, Wendy Ram, hired self-made billionaire security consultant, Zachary Evans, to fix the problem in time for their holiday promotion. A 21st century retelling of the holiday classic, The Shop Around the Corner.

The Christmas Clocks by Delores Goodrick Beggs, Arts Council Fellowship-winning Author

When an image of her lost love appears on the old clock’s face, Genoa can’t let him disappear again, she can’t!

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Don’t miss a minute of the #KissesEmbraces Release Day Party! Authors will be giving away prizes throughout the event and you still have time to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway!

Kisses & Embraces Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kisses-Embraces/295284337348187


Join our Rafflecopter and Release Party at https://www.facebook.com/events/382297485256375/

Here is the schedule for the event!


Winners of the various prizes will be announced Tuesday! The #KissesEmbraces party may end Monday night but there will be lots of fun happening on the page all season long. AND you can still enter to WIN the Grand Prize Giveaway until the day after Christmas!

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Promises After Dark is LIVE!

Experience one of the hottest couples in contemporary romantic fiction in the heart-pounding, dangerous and sexy conclusion

to Kahlen Aymes’ 5 Star After Dark Series!


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RELEASE DATE: November 11th, 2014

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Interview & Giveaway with Author Sally Orr and THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK (Including Field Guide)

Interview & Giveaway with Author Sally Orr
THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK (Including Field Guide)

Joyfully Reviewed is excited to welcome Sourcebooks Casablanca Author Sally Orr

and her latest release THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK (Including Field Guide)9781492602118-PR

THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK (Including Field Guide) by Sally Orr

The definitive guide to seduction…


The Rake’s Handbook was written on a dare, and soon took the ton by storm. Now its author, Ross Thornbury, is publicly reviled by the ladies—who are, of course, forbidden to read the handbook—but privately revered by the gentlemen. Unfortunately, Ross’s notoriety is working against him and he flees London painfully aware of the shortcomings of his own jaded heart.


Spirited young widow Elinor Colton lives next to Ross’s country estate. She’s appalled not only by his rakish reputation, but also by his progressive industrial plans. Elinor is sure she is immune to Ross’s seductive ways. But he keeps coming around…impressing her with his vision for England’s future and stunning her with his smiles.


How does one resist the man who wrote the manual on love?


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Guest Post & Giveaway! After The End by Sara York!

Guest Post & Giveaway! After The End by Sara York!

  Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Sara York! AFTER THE END by Sara York With international flights crisscrossing the skies on an hourly basis, are we ever really safe? When a strain of the Ebola virus mutates; it spreads quickly leaving the medical community shattered. People are dropping in the streets and life, as most knowContinue Reading

Giveaway! Pool of Crimson by Suzanne M. Sabol!

Giveaway! Pool of Crimson by Suzanne M. Sabol!

  Joyfully Reviewed welcomes Author Suzanne M. Sabol Pool of Crimson (The Blushing Death #1) by Suzanne M. Sabol Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (http://www.soulmatepublishing.com)   Killing vampires is easy. Trusting one will be the hardest thing Dahlia Sabin has ever done. Dahlia has lived a lonely existence as a killer of the undead. Known as TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Interview & Giveaway with Outing the Quarterback Author Tara Lain

Interview & Giveaway with Outing the Quarterback Author Tara Lain

I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO TODAY’S GUEST. DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS POST IS GOING UP LATE. Outing The Quarterback(Long Pass Chronicles Series, Bk #1) By Tara Lain Will Ashford lives in two closets. He meets his wealthy father’s goals as both the quarterback for the famous SCU football team and a business major,Continue ReadingContinue Reading



I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO TODAY’S GUEST. DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS POST IS GOING UP LATE.   Wicked Nights Men of Discovery Island #2 By: Anne Marsh Releasing October 1st, 2014 Harlequin Winner takes it all…off   Former diving champion Piper Clark never loses. Unfortunately, if she doesn’t land this lucrative contract, herContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins Tour!

Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins Tour!

  Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.   Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.  Continue Reading

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