Author: Katharine Ashe

Book Spotlight, Excerpt & #Giveaway: The Earl by Katharine Ashe

Posted October 27, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Giveaways / 1 Comment

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Title:
 The Earl
Author: Katharine Ashe
Series: Devil’s Duke #2
Genre: Historical Romance,
Publisher: Avon Books (Harper Collins)
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Format: Print/eBook/Audiobook, 384 pages

Book Description:

How does a bookish lady bring an arrogant lord to his knees? Entice him to Scotland, strip him of titles and riches, and make him prove what sort of man he truly is.

Opposites…

Handsome, wealthy, and sublimely confident, Colin Gray, the new Earl of Egremoor, has vowed to unmask the rabble-rousing pamphleteer, Lady Justice, the thorn in England’s paw. And he’ll stop at nothing.

Attract.

Smart, big-hearted, and passionately dedicated to her work, Lady Justice longs to teach her nemesis a lesson in humility. But her sister is missing, and a perilous journey with her archrival into unknown territory just might turn fierce enemies into lovers.

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Excerpt

The moon had ceded the night to the stars when she arrived at the meeting place they had agreed upon via letter: a small ancient cemetery surrounded by a fence and hedges on a street still busy with carriages and horse traffic. A long black cloak and veil aided the dark in disguising her.

Her coachman walked beside her, a hood drawn around his face as well, but he would not accompany her to the meeting. For all his taunting, Peregrine did not frighten her. A man who dedicated his leisure time to rescuing strays was unlikely to harm a lone woman.

The cobbles shimmered with an earlier rain as she gestured for Jonah to remain across the street. Lamps lit this part of London irregularly, and the break in the wall was in shadow. Beside the gate stood an enormous man.

“Ma’am.” The behemoth bowed. “He awaits you within.”

It was immediately clear why he had suggested this place. The thick hedge within the walls created a bower of privacy and the gravestones scattered unevenly throughout made swift escape impossible.

He had staged the situation to his advantage too. He stood among the stones not four yards away, a lamp on the ground behind him casting him in silhouette. He was tall, and the breadth of his shoulders and solid stance suggested a man of fine physical conditioning. The night was mild and he wore no hat or overcoat—nothing to disguise him.

He was entirely willing for her to know his true identity.

The gate creaked closed behind her.

Teasers From “The Earl”

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About Katharine Ashe

Katharine Ashe is the award-winning author of historical romances that reviewers call “intensely lush” and “sensationally intelligent,” including How to Be a Proper Lady, an Amazon Editors’ Choice for the 10 Best Books of the Year in Romance, and My Lady, My Lord and How to Marry a Highlander, 2015 and 2014 finalists for the prestigious RITA® Award of the Romance Writers of America. Her books are recommended by Publishers Weekly, Women’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Barnes & Noble, and many others, and translated into languages across the world.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her beloved husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European History, she writes fiction because she thinks modern readers deserve grand adventures and breathtaking sensuality too. For more about Katharine’s books, please visit www.KatharineAshe.com or write to her at PO Box 51702, Durham, NC 27717.

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Review: How to Marry a Highlander by Katharine Ashe

Posted August 7, 2013 by Sherri in Historical Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  How to Marry a Highlander by Katharine Ashe
How to Marry a Highlander by Katharine Ashe
Series: Falcon Club #3.5
Genres: Historical Romance
Published by Avon Books on July 30, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 176
Source: Edelweiss, Publisher

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Blurb:
With seven troublesome half sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads, has one problem: he's broke.

With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local curate, Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth has one dream: to wed instead the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball.

How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she's the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her.

Duncan has no intention of wedding the meddlesome maiden, and he gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can't meet—one month. But Teresa sets terms, too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .
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Lynn’s Review:
Teresa Finch-Freeworth is a woman who loves to dream.  The man of her dreams? – the Earl of Eads.  Teresa lives in an age where men have to do the pursuing.  I like to see that Teresa has a mind of her own.  She may be apprehensive but she’s still willing to take a chance.

Duncan is the seventh Earl of Eads and he’s in London with his seven noisy sisters.  Because this is a book that doesn’t have audio, we can’t hear Duncan’s accent.  But Katharine helps the reader “hear” it by the words that she uses – got to love a man with a Scottish accent.  You will find the first meeting, or should I second, comical and very interesting.

This is a great read to have while you’re working out on the treadmill or stationary.  You won’t realize how much time has gone by.  You just have to keep reading so that you can keep abreast of the wager that is going on.  It’s also a book that can be read all in one day.

Our author has written a sensual not a sexy story.  There’s just the right amount of sex but this is more about the interaction between Teresa and Duncan and his sisters.  Makes me wish I was a fly on the wall to see all the clothing and goings on at the balls.

Once you get to the end of the story, please make sure to read the Author’s Note – this is for her readers.  Included is also a sneak peek at her new book in a new series.  If you haven’t read any of her other books, make sure to stop over to her web site http://www.katharineashe.com and go ahead and catch up on this series. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)