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THE DAUGHTER OF AN EARL

Berkley Sensation

PUB DATE:  JULY 15, 2015

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Brett and Emily’s story, whom readers fell in love with in THE HEART OF THE DUKE
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Daughter of an Earl

 

An American businessman in England, Brett Curtis has little use for the haughty ton beyond seeing his sisters happily entertained in London. But when his cousin mysteriously disappears after inheriting the title of Duke, he sets out to locate him and drag him home.

 Lady Emily Chandler plunged into deep despair when her fiancé died in India, and now she is determined to prove that he was murdered. The brash American Brett Curtis's reputation may be less than sterling, but he's just the man to help Emily on her quest--if she can convince him to accept her dangerous proposition.

 While their alliance uncovers a web of scandalous secrets, their undeniable attraction threatens to reveal something even more dangerous: true love.

 

Excerpt

“Do come in. Ignore all my warnings, and make yourself comfortable,” he said drily.

“Oh, please, it is not as if you have never had a woman in your room before. I am sure that I am not the first and—”

“But you will be the last if we are caught,” he snarled, but hastened to amend his words. “Not that I am admitting to entertaining any women in my room—” Swearing beneath his breath, he began again with strained patience. “We will not discuss this. Or rather, refuse to discuss this.”

She simply laughed. He was adorable, rumpled haired and bad-tempered. A half filled glass with a decanter beside it caught her eye. She strolled over to the table on which they sat and picked up the crystal tumbler. “Why don’t you finish your drink? It might relax you. You know, it is usually the other way around, with the woman needing her nerves to be calmed.” When he refused to rise to her bait, she shrugged and took a sip. It was port. “There are other means to relax a man—”

“Devil take you!” He stalked over to her, grabbed her by the upper arms and yanked her close, his face but inches from hers. “You are a wolf in sheep’s clothing. But you forget, you are in a lion’s den now, and you’d best be careful or...” He released her as if her skin had burned and staggered back, his expression appalled.

“Or what?” Intrigued, she sidled closer to him, laughter bubbling up within her.

“Never mind,” he bit out between clenched teeth. He snatched the drink from her, drained it and then strode to the hearth—across the room from her. “If you have something to discuss, I suggest you do so before—”
 “I know, I know. Before we are discovered and my father shoots you.” With a sigh, she slipped off the ridiculous mobcap, plopped into the large easy chair beside the table, and curled her legs beneath her.

This seduction business was proving more difficult than the murder investigation. 

 

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From Berkley Sensation…

THE HEART OF A DUKE

The Heart of a Duke


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Lady Julia Chandler fears she will be walking down the aisle with a silver-tipped cane if she waits for the Duke of Bedford to seal their engagement. Seeking to quicken his pace, she decides to find her duke, kiss him senseless, and post the wedding banns. It is a good plan, until she mistakes her fiance’s long-absent twin for her duke. 

Ten years ago, Lord Daniel Bryant sailed to America to find his fortune and flee his cruel brother who inherited the family title. A cryptic note draws him back to England: Come home and claim your destiny. Before seeking anything, Daniel must first determine who set the fire that nearly took his life and precipitated his flight abroad. Now with the taste of Lady Julia warm on his lips, the stakes are raised higher than before as he seeks to claim both his destiny and the lady of his heart.


"Tender passion, suspense and adventure propel the story along at a fine pace. Morgan’s talents lie in creating realistic characters — a feisty heroine, honorable hero and despicable villain — and then placing them into a smartly written plot. There’s a bright future ahead for this newcomer." RT Book Reviews, December Issue

"A touch of mystery and tender passion combine for a classic Regency read." --  Maggie Robinson

"A warm and touching love story. This couple will steal your heart." -- Caroline Linden

Excerpt

“So we are agreed. It is long past time we set a date and stop the run of wagers at White’s.”
She frowned when the smile curving his lips froze and then disappeared.
He rubbed his hand along his neck in that strange, new adopted mannerism of his. “Ah, about that date. There is one minor complication in regard to that.”
“Oh?” Her hand stilled. “And what is that?”
“As much as I wish it otherwise, I cannot set any future dates with you.”
“What are you talking about?” she demanded, a cold chill suffusing her, dousing the simmering embers of their shared passion. “You are not backing out of the betrothal agreement. You cannot. My father would ruin you.”
“Particularly after that kiss,” he agreed quite amicably, leaning close to her as his eyes flashed with a spark of defiance. “But it was worth it.”
She stepped back and fisted her hands at her sides, a hard ball of suspicion curdling deep in her gut. She should have listened to his earlier stammers – or warnings. Hoped it was not too late to do so.
“Your father’s desire to murder me would be for different reasons than you think. I cannot set a date because I am not in a position to do so, which is what I tried to explain earlier.”
She simply stared at him, waiting him out. She was done talking. Done with being young and foolish and reckless. Feared she was about to pay the price for allowing herself to be so for one lovely moment.
“You see, I am not Edmund.” 

 

Romance Novel News
Victoria Morgan's The Heart of the Duke is a historical romance with heart....
The Heart of the Duke is Morgan's second book and is one that is perfect for fans of historical romance.  Julia and Daniel's poignant love story is filled with intriguing twists and turns.

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This is an easy, delightful read that reminded me of how powerful love can be. It can make you forgive, make you forget, and make you realize what’s more important in life.

Night Owl Reviews

Victoria Morgan's "The Heart of a Duke" has a great villain, and a few twists and turns making for a delightful read.

Quirky Fiction
This book is another example of a great historical romance. The plot is well developed, and filled with mystery and suspense. I loved the sharp and witty dialogue. The pacing is fast and I found myself sucked in by the opening scene.

Even good fortune can come at a price...

For The Love Of A Soldier

2011 RWA Golden Heart Finalist

2013 NJRWA Golden Leaf Winner for BEST FIRST BOOK

2013 RT's Reviewer's Choice Awards: Nominated for Best First Historical Romance

For the Love of a Soldier

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Captain Garrett Sinclair, the Earl of Kendall, has returned to England a changed man. As a survivor of the legendary Charge of the Light Brigade, he has spent months as a remorseless rake and dissolute inebriate to forget it. But Garrett also has also made powerful enemies who want him dead…

Desperate and down to her last pound, Lady Alexandra Langdon has disguised herself as a man for a place at the gaming tables. But when a hard-eyed, handsome man wins the pot, he surprises her by refusing her money. Indebted, she reveals to him an overheard plot against him, and promises to help him find his foes—for a price.

But even as Alexandra fights her growing desire to reveal herself—and her heart—to the determined Garrett, she cannot shed the fear that the cost of her alliance with the earl may be a price too dear…her own secret betrayal.

2014 finalist
in the Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers Best Award Contest for
Best Long Historical and Best First Book.


DESERT ISLAND KEEPER REVIEW  
A rating from  ALL ABOUT ROMANCE  
"It’s difficult to believe that this is Victoria Morgan’s first published novel, but it is – and it’s a remarkable achievement. Not only has she crafted a truly wonderful love story, she’s also shed some light on a fascinating historical event without shying away from showing us its darker side. The book is beautifully and intelligently written, the characterization is excellent and the dialogue just sparkles."


"This evocative historical romance pits a plucky heroine against a war-scarred veteran in a tug of war that is both poignant and humorous. Their unconventional introduction sets the tone for their entire relationship that slowly evolves into a mutually supportive arrangement that employs skills that each has developed through their sometimes painful experiences and gradually blossoms into a deeper association."

ROMANTIC HISTORICAL LOVERS  - 5 
"For the Love of a Soldier is that rare thing; a début novel that reads as though the author has a stable of books to her name already."

from Romantic Times Book Review  
"Readers will enjoy Morgan's debut novel, with its charming characters and depth of emotion."
"Morgan deftly handles returning soldier's trauma within the contact of a love story and adds spice with a bit of mystery and unexpected scences""

A - Rating from Penelope's Romance Reviews
"For the Love of a Soldier has combined complex characters, a satisfying love story, and a fascinating examination of the Battle of Balaclava…"
"…this novel is beautifully and intelligently written."