Soldiers, romance and heroines: Regency stories

The Major’s Faux Fiancée

Oh my – another story about a soldier and a Georgette Heyer heroine. I just adored Heyer when I was younger and read every one of her books.  Now I’m reading a new author: Erica Ridley. She’s interesting indeed if even half of what she says in her bio is true!

Erica Ridley is a USA Today best-selling author of historical romance novels. Her latest series, The Dukes of War, features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

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When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

Website: http://www.EricaRidley.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EricaRidley

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/EricaRidley

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/EricaRidley

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/Erica_Ridley

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ericaridley

Street Team: http://www.ericaridley.com/street-team

Here are some trivia about her. Does this count as an author interview? I guess it does, but I will try and get more from her another time.

Born: Indiana
From: Florida
Lives: Costa Rica
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Beer or wine? Tequila
If there were no tequila: India Pale Ale
Beach or mountains? Mountains
Football or soccer? Da Bears
Favorite movie genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy
Favorite book genres: Suspense, Thriller, Romance
Favorite pastime: Traveling
States visited: 26
Countries visited: 30
Morning or night person? Morning
Walk or run? Rollerblade
Plotter or Pantser: Storyboard + Scrivener
Apple or Android: Apple
Tea or Coffee: Coffee
Chocolate, light or dark: Yes, please
Meat or veggies? Vegetarian
Favorite foods: Indian, Thai, Italian
Favorite music: All of it
Instruments played: Piano, guitar, violin
Biggest fear: Snow

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So here is some info about her latest book due out in June, plus a teaser or two from the book. Sounds quite saucy…

A full review will come out later too.

When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. He figures now that he’s missing a leg, a faux fiancée is the best an ex-soldier can get. He admires her pluck, but the lady deserves a whole man—and he’ll ensure she gets one.

Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool’s chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway. But the major is equally determined that she break the engagement. With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love…

The Major’s Faux Fiancée  is a standalone story in the Dukes of War  regency romance series, featuring roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

Release Date:                                                June 2015

Publisher:                                                       Intrepid Reads

Genre:                                                             Historical Romance

The Dukes of War romance books in Series Order:

#1         The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation                 Nov. 2014

#2         The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower                                Dec. 2014

#3         The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress                   Mar. 2015

#4         The Major’s Faux Fiancée                                     Jun. 2015

#5         The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride                            Sept. 2015

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