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Whisky Laird Booty

1BanditBootyThanks so much for celebrating my release of THE WHISKY LAIRD’S BED.  The winners of a free download are:

Amy Conley and KimUntitled-3

Congratulations!

I’ll need an email address to send the download, so if you could visit me at www.DonnaMacMeans.com and send your info, I’ll send the Whisky Laird right back at you :)

Thanks everyone for playing along with me.

Super Prizes!

1BanditBootyThanks to everyone who turned up for Kris Fletcher’s and my launch party! We had a blast!

The hockey hunks have chosen the prize winners!

The grand prize goes to:

Carol Cork!

The Runners Up prize goes to:

Becke!

Please send us your snail mail details to anna at annasugden dot com and we’ll forward your prizes to you.

A Very British Winner!

1BanditBootyThanks to everyone who swung by to wish my British edition of A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS well on its travels. And wow, I want to have afternoon tea with all of you! I’m delighted now to announce the winner of the personalized edition of Rake:

JESSICA SMITH!

Congratulations, Jessica. Please email me on anna @ annacampbell.info with your snail mail details and I’ll get your book off to you. Happy reading!

A Very British New Release!

rake UKWell, shiver me timbers!

Except that well bred young British gels don’t say such things.

Unless they’re celebrating a new release in the United Kingdom. My second Sons of Sin book, A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS, is out from Mills and Boon there this month.

I thought I’d celebrate in a truly British way with a wonderful afternoon tea! Not to mention giving a Bandita buddy the chance to win one of these lovely green monsters.

There’s a lovely new blurb too:

‘I’ll soften her up with a bit of flirtation, a few weeks of masculine attention, then leave her with a smile and the jewel in my pocket.’

Me and cookiesTired of rumours of his mother’s sin, of being the Harmsworth bastard, indolent rake Sir Richard Harmsworth decides to hunt down the jewel that will confirm his claim as the rightful heir. But the quest isn’t as easy as he expects…

The Harmsworth Jewel’s custodian is scholarly virgin Genevieve Barrett and the treasure is coveted by others as well as Sir Richard. Genevieve won’t part with the jewel easily – his only option is to seduce it from her.

Frustratingly, deceiving the innocent beauty is much tougher on his conscience than he ever imagined…

sliceIf you’re in the U.K., you can buy this gorgeous emerald beauty at all good booksellers, including:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rakes-Midnight-Mills-Special-Releases-ebook/dp/B00JXN2TOA/ref=pd_sim_kinc_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0P8V7W62BQ643QQPC43R

The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Rakes-Midnight-Kiss-Anna-Campbell/9780263246537

lizzie's chinaW.H. Smith: http://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/a-rakes-midnight-kiss-mills-and-boon-special-releases-new-edition/product/9780263246537

 Waterstone’s: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/anna+campbell/a+rake27s+midnight+kiss/10428805/

You can read an excerpt here: http://annacampbell.info/rakeskiss.html

mum's chinaI hope you’ve noticed that I’ve baked and got out the good china for your visit! Only the best for my Banditas and Bandita Buddies. The white and gold set was my mother’s Royal Doulton. It’s a pattern called Richelieu and I love it to death (despite its complete lack of suitability for a dishwasher!). The blue and gold set was a present to me from my godfather who used to work for Doulton back in the early 1960s. Isn’t it spectacular? My mother was crazy about good English china and she passed the obsession on to me. These two sets are both very cherished possessions!

BanditBootySo let’s launch this green baby with a lovely English afternoon tea. What are your preferred afternoon tea treats? Share your fave sweet morsels and you’ll be in the draw to receive the U.K. edition of A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS (hmm, that sounds like a sweet morsel too!), international!  

Stefanie London’s Winner!

1BanditBootyThank you so much for the lovely warm welcome you gave debut Aussie author Stefanie London yesterday. We wish her all the best with her first book ONLY THE BRAVE TRY BALLET.

The winner of the signed copy of OTBTB is:

LOUISA CORNELL!

Congratulations, Louisa. Please email Stef on stefanie @ stefanie-london.com(no spaces) with your snail mail details and she’ll get your book off to you. Happy reading!

 

Sarah Morgan’s Winner!

1BanditBootyThanks to everyone who swung by last week when I hosted Sarah Morgan who was here to talk about her wonderful new release SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. I read it while I was away in Melbourne and it’s brilliant so rush to your nearest bookseller!

I’m now delighted to announce the winner of the signed print copy of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER:

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Sandy, congratulations! Please email Sarah on sarah @ sarahmorgan.com (no spaces) with your snail mail details and she’ll get your book off to you. Happy reading!

Winners of A Perfect Trade Quick Five!

1BanditBootySorry for the delay in announcing the winners – I’ve been deep in the writing cave trying to finish off Ike and Tracy’s story! And they’re not behaving!

So, without further ado …

My favourite trade was Mary Preston offering up her son and her favourite handbag! Congratulations, Mary!

The runner up was selected by the cats from the other answers … Congratulations to Debbie Oxier!

Ladies, please send your snail mail details to me at anna at annasugden dot com, so I can post your prizes out to you!

Winner of Foanna’s ARC!

1BanditBootyThanks to everyone who swung by yesterday to discuss dukes! I’m delighted to announce that the winner of the signed ARC of WHAT A DUKE DARES is:

ANITA H.!

Anita, please email me on anna @ annacampbell.info with your snail mail details and I’ll get your book off to you ASAP. Congratulations!

Dashing Daring Dukes!

Duke low resI’m getting mighty excited. It’s only a bit over two months until the release of WHAT A DUKE DARES, my third Sons of Sin historical romance. Duke is out 26th August and I just can’t wait!

Asking an author to pick their favorite out of their books is like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. But I have to say that I just love Camden Rothermere, the Duke of Sedgemoor, and Penelope Thorne, his wayward bride. I hope you will too.

In fact, today someone gets the chance to win an advance look at Duke because I’m giving away an ARC (international). I think it’s worth winning for that beautiful red cover alone! Details of the giveaway are at the end of the post, but basically leave a comment and you’re in the draw.

CTC high resThis month on my website, I put up the excerpt from the book too. I never like that to go up too early because it can feel a bit stale to people who check back often.

You can find it at: http://annacampbell.info/dukedares.html

This excerpt is the lead-up to the first kiss. That’s always one of my favorite scenes in a romance novel, whether I’ve written it or not. By the time they sleep together,things are pretty much on the way. But the first kiss has that delicious uncertainty about it. And it’s the moment when the hero and heroine have to admit that their desire for one another outweighs any of their usually perfectly valid misgivings about getting involved with the other person. Sigh.

dukes 3Dukes are da biz in historical romance. Did you know that? They’re the equivalent of the billionaire and the vampire king. Duke is the highest ranking English title under royalty. He’s the top of the tree, the king of the beasts (although Cam, unlike some of my heroes isn’t at all beastly). If you scan the shelves of the bookshops, you’ll see dukes to the left of them, dukes to the right of them.

dukes 4People who want to be snide often point out that there were only ever a handful of dukes in the real world, fewer if you discount the children of the king who were often given a duke’s title as a courtesy. But this is historical romance and we want the top dog for our heroines. Not to mention that Julia Quinn world is different from Eloisa James world and from Anna Campbell world, so none of these dukes actually get to meet each other in the same room!

dukes 2I’ve only written one duke before, the Duke of Kylemore in my debut CLAIMING THE COURTESAN. He was a much crankier fellow than Cam, although he was no less ducal! I counted up my guys and so far, I’ve had a knight, a baronet, a viscount, two earls and two marquesses in the novels, and two earls and a mere mister in the novellas. So earls are definitely way ahead in the Campbell stakes.

I’ve read a lot of dukes in my years of devouring historical romance. Laura Lee Guhrke has done a couple of humdingers (humdukers?) and so has our very own Bandita Christina Brooke. Don’t miss her THE DANGEROUS DUKE (in her Christine Wells persona) or A DUCHESS TO REMEMBER.

duke 1A couple of favorites from older reads are the Duke of Claymore from Judith McNaught’s classic WHITNEY, MY LOVE. It’s a long time since I read this one but I read it so often back in the day, I still remember it well.

And there’s no getting away from Georgette Heyer’s wonderful dukes. The two I’ve singled out today are the Duke of Avon from THESE OLD SHADES and the Duke of Salford in SYLVESTER. Both are undoubtedly alpha dogs and both find themselves turned completely upside down when they fall in love with the last woman they ever expected to capture their heart. It’s always fun when you write a duke to bring him down a peg or two!

So do you have a favorite duke in a historical romance? Have you read any of the books I’ve mentioned in today’s post? What did you think? Is there something that puts a duke in a class of his own when it comes to playing the hero in a romance?

BanditBootyAs promised, I have an ARC of WHAT A DUKE DARES up for grabs today. Just leave a comment to be in the draw. Giveaway is international!

 

 

Susanne Bellamy’s Winners!

BanditBootyThank you to everyone who swung by Susanne Bellamy’s post yesterday. We all had a wonderful time talking about our fantasy holidays!

I’m delighted now to announce the winners of Susanne’s prizes:

JANE!

PEARL!

Jane and Pearl, congratulations! You’ve won your choice of either WHITE GINGER or ONE NIGHT IN SORRENTO. Can you please email Susanne on susannebellamy @ gmail.com (no spaces) and let her know your email address and the format you prefer (Kindle or whatever)? Happy reading!

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