Monday, December 21, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: All I Want for Christmas is a Duke (Anthology)

All I Want for Christmas is a Duke
By: Valerie Bowman, Tiffany Clare, Vivienne Lorret, & Ashlyn Macnamara
Released December 1, 2015
Avon Impulse

Four popular romance novelists come together to bring readers delightful tales of Christmas Magic and the dukes that make us swoon… The holidays are a time for dining, dancing, and of course—dukes! Celebrate the Christmas season with this enchanting collection of historical romances featuring the most eligible bachelors of the ton…

The Duke and Duchess Trap by Valerie Bowman
A childish prank may have reunited the Duke of Hollingsworth with his estranged wife, but only the magic of Christmas will show this couple ‘tis the season of second chances…

Sophie and the Duke by Tiffany Clare
Sophie Kinsley planned to remain a wallflower at the Duke of Helmsworth’s ball. Yet when a dance with him leads to a stolen kiss, will the duke be willing to let her go? Or will Sophie’s Christmas wish be granted at last?

The Duke’s Christmas Wish by Vivienne Lorret 
To the Duke of Vale, science solves everything—even marriage. When the impulsive Ivy Sutherland makes him question all of his data, he realizes that he’s overlooked a vital component in his search for the perfect match: love.

One Magic Season by Ashlyn Macnamara
Patience Markham never forgot the fateful dance she had with the future Duke of Kingsbury. But when a twist of fate brings them together for Christmas Eve, will the stars finally align in their favor?

My Thoughts:
The Duke and Duchess Trap
Valerie Bowman

For those of you who grew up with The Parent Trap and loved that movie this is your story. In The Duke and Duchess Trap we have the regency version of The Parent Trap. However, we have a wily grandmother who is set on fixing her son and his duchess back together and she enlist the help of her granddaughters. Good thing they are twins. Super cute read. 

Sophie and the Duke
Tiffany Clare

If any of you know me, I can't stand Cinderella stories. They are one of my least favorite troupe, but Tiffany does a good job in Sophie and the Duke. Okay if you have seen the Disney version of Cinderella you will see similarities. However, the difference in this story Sophie and Adrian use to be childhood friends. Overall, adore Tiffany's take and Cinderella. 

The Duke's Christmas Wish 
Vivienne Lorret

In this story we encounter Northcliff Melchior Bromley, the Duke of Vale and he's out to prove his marriage formula, think of or eHarmony for this one. Basically, take in all this information to find a formula for the perfect match, but he doesn't take into fact of chemistry. He basically thrown under the bus when he finds his attraction for Ivy Sutherland. Even though this story is short and I have a feeling it's going to lead to future stories for other characters (keeping my fingers cross), it's a cute read. 

One Magic Season
Ashlyn Macnamara

In this one we find a chance love story between Lady Patience Markham, Dowager Countess of Worthington and Nathaniel Westlake, Duke of Kingsbury. We learn that Kingsbury fancied Patience, but was encouraged to seek another. Both of them are widows and maybe they might find love. I liked this one, because Kingsbury decided to stand up against his family and find love. 

Each of these stories features a Duke and getting one for Christmas. Each one is a sweet story with a happy ever after. Perfect for the holiday season. So, if you are in need for holiday cheer and romance with a Duke, you might consider All I Want for Christmas is a Duke anthology. 

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Author Info
VALERIE BOWMAN grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally dog, Roo. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.

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USA Today bestselling author VIVIENNE LORRET loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order ... but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is proud to be an Avon Impulse author of works including: Tempting Mr. Weatherstone, The Wallflower Wedding Series, and the Rakes of Fallow Hall series.

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Deciding that life had far more to offer than a nine to five job, bickering children and housework of any kind (unless she’s on a deadline when everything is magically spotless),TIFFANY CLARE opened up her laptop to write stories she could get lost in. Tiffany writes sexy historical romances set in the Victorian era. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids and two dogs.

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USA Today bestselling author ASHLYN MACNAMARA writes Regency romance with a dash of wit and a hint of wicked. She considers writing her mid-life crisis but reckons it’s safer than hang-gliding or rock-climbing. She lives in the wilds of suburbia outside Montreal with her husband, two teenage daughters, and one loudmouth cat. Although she writes about the past, you can find her in such newfangled places as her website Facebook, and Twitter.

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