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If You Give A Rake A Ruby by Shana Galen

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If You Give A Rake A Ruby
Shana Galen

He alone knows how to value her

Jewels of the Ton
Sourcebooks
March 2013
On Sale: March 1, 2013
Featuring: Warick Fitzhugh; Fallon
352 pages
ISBN: 1402269765
EAN: 9781402269769
Kindle: B00A2XV158
Paperback / e-Book
$7.99
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Romance Historical

Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, is rumored to be a foreign princess, the daughter of a maharaja, a gypsy queen...

In reality she's the daughter of a pickpocket and a whore who grew up on London's streets. Protected on the guise of being one of the ton's most celebrate courtesans, Fallon has never accepted a man into her bedroom. Years later, Fallon thinks she's put her past behind her...

Until she discovers Warrick Fitzhugh in her bed.

Warrick Fitzhugh, youngest son of an earl, disgraced his family hen he joined the Foreign Office as an operative during the Napoleonic wars. Now, Warrick's fellow spies aer turning up dead, and he tracks the deaths to a notorious crime lord: Fallon's father. Using blackmail--and seduction--Warrick recruits the unwilling Fallon's aid. The two embark on a quest that leads them deep into London's underworld and face-to-face with their inner demons. Fallon, who never trusted any man, has to rely on Warrick and resist falling in love with him. Warrick, who suffers from flashbacks of the war, craves family and stability. Will he throw his dreams away for the irresistible Fallon?

Jewels of the Ton

Comments

80 comments posted.

Re: If You Give A Rake A Ruby

I would love to win these books, as Shana Galen is a new
author to me. I am always on a search for new stories and
great authors.
(Lisa Richardson 2:16am March 21, 2013)

Good luck with the giveaway, Lisa!
(
Shana Galen 8:09am March 21, 2013)

I agree. Sexy heroes are the absolute best!!!!!
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Debbie Rudder 8:28am March 21, 2013)

I would love to read this book...Thanks so much for the chance to do that!!!
(
Bonnie Capuano 8:41am March 21, 2013)

I would add devotion to your list of her qualities.
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Kathy Sullivan 9:14am March 21, 2013)

A sense of humor. Always enjoy Shana's stories.
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Jean Patton 9:37am March 21, 2013)

A gentleman. Appreicate the giveaway.
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Leona Olson 9:52am March 21, 2013)

The qualities that make a memorable hero is, courage, bravery, kindness, humble, generous, and willing to fight for what they believe in.
(
Aimee Robison 9:53am March 21, 2013)

I would say loyalty is a big one. Loyalty to the hero's
leader/country/heroine.
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Karin Anderson 10:21am March 21, 2013)

I think devotion and a sense of humor helps too!
(
Julie Parrish 10:36am March 21, 2013)

Integrity, Adventure, Compassion, Intelligence (Wit/Humor/Healthy Sarcasm included), and Passion are my top 5. A strong character that might have flaws but has the passion and qualities that make any obstacle a non issue is wonderful.
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Carla Carlson 10:38am March 21, 2013)

I think that the hero can have a few rough edges, but he should have a tender, thoughtful side, have a sense of humor, be honest, and have a sexiness about him, without having to be sexy-looking. I hope that last trait made sense. He should also be strong - strong-willed to a point, and strong in general. I've known some men who were real weaklings, and it was pathetic to their race!! lol Your book sounds great, and I can't wait to read it!! I love the spin on the story!! Congratulations on the book, and I love the cover, too!!
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Peggy Roberson 11:16am March 21, 2013)

Definitely sexy. But also kind at the core.
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Pam Howell 11:21am March 21, 2013)

My list of qualities would be the following.

1. Compassion
2. Strength
3. Humor
4. Intellegence
5. Faithfullness
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Linda Henderson 11:40am March 21, 2013)

I love your books! :)
(
Melissa Roma 11:56am March 21, 2013)

My qualities would be sexy, not afraid, humor, great smile and handy. I like a guy who can think on his feet quickly.
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Sue Galuska 12:00pm March 21, 2013)

I can't argue with that, Debbie!
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Shana Galen 12:30pm March 21, 2013)

Bonnie, thanks for stopping by!
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Shana Galen 12:30pm March 21, 2013)

I agree with your 5 traits. For memorable, i would say sarcastic humour!
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May Pau 12:31pm March 21, 2013)

Sexy has to be at the top of the list, but add a sense of humor, intelligence,and faithfulness.
(
Anna Speed 12:34pm March 21, 2013)

Kathy, absolutely. Devotion should be there.
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Shana Galen 12:36pm March 21, 2013)

Thanks, Jean. A sense of humor is also important--and sexy!
(
Shana Galen 12:37pm March 21, 2013)

I like your listed traits... sexy does not hurt either! ;)
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Colleen Conklin 12:37pm March 21, 2013)

Leona, a gentleman, yes (but maybe not always) ;-)
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Shana Galen 12:37pm March 21, 2013)

Joanna, I love your list. Thank you.
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Shana Galen 12:38pm March 21, 2013)

Karin, I totally agree. I love it when heroes are fiercely loyal to the heroine.
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Shana Galen 12:38pm March 21, 2013)

Carla, flaws are important too. I know a lot of readers like tortured, flawed heroes.
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Shana Galen 12:39pm March 21, 2013)

Thank you, Peggy. I do know what you mean. And have you ever noticed that what a lot of men thinks looks sexy on a man is not what women think?
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Shana Galen 12:40pm March 21, 2013)

Definitely, Pam. The kind of guy who helps an injured puppy.
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Shana Galen 12:41pm March 21, 2013)

Linda, faithfulness is a big one. Thanks!
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Shana Galen 12:42pm March 21, 2013)

Thank you, Melissa!
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Shana Galen 12:42pm March 21, 2013)

I'll take handy, Sue. I could use a guy who can change a light bulb.
(
Shana Galen 12:43pm March 21, 2013)

May, I do love a guy who has a sense of humor and makes me laugh.
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Shana Galen 12:43pm March 21, 2013)

Anna, intelligence is a great one. I hate how so many guys on TV sitcoms are so unintelligent. That's not heroic.
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Shana Galen 12:44pm March 21, 2013)

Colleen, sexy helps!
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Shana Galen 12:45pm March 21, 2013)

Well, for me the only man I would want is an intelligent one. But after that come the other qualities you mentioned - sense of humour and loyalty being high on the list. Intelligence is sexy!
(
Clare O'Beara 1:20pm March 21, 2013)

I love a hero who is strong, intelligent, funny, and totally devoted to his heroine.
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Cheryl Castings 1:34pm March 21, 2013)

I completely agree, Clare. I love a smart man. Maybe that's why The Big Bang Theory is such a popular show right now.
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Shana Galen 1:41pm March 21, 2013)

Cheryl, there's something about a strong man felled by a woman that's endearing.
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Shana Galen 1:41pm March 21, 2013)

Qualities that makes a hero:
1. Bravery
2. Honestly
3. Compassion
4. Empathy
5. Decency

A man that comes with a full package of a little bit of everything. He doesn't need to
be the perfect man, but just a man that has a heart for only one woman. The heroine.
(When he finally admits to himself that he's into her, Lol)

Thanks for the giveaway Shana!
(
Lazydrag0n Puff 2:14pm March 21, 2013)

I love Shana's reads and would love to win!!!

Joanne
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Joanne Bozik 2:30pm March 21, 2013)

sounds like another great book
(
Debbi Shaw 4:03pm March 21, 2013)

I'd agree with all of yours and add courage and intelligence.
(
Janie McGaugh 4:11pm March 21, 2013)

I love a guy who is strong intelligent and has a sense of
humor
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Donna Antonio 4:32pm March 21, 2013)

This series sounds like so much fun!
(
Alana Abbott 5:50pm March 21, 2013)

Love your books. Would love to win.
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Amy Milne 5:53pm March 21, 2013)

As I read through the comments, I would say that the qualities that make a memorable hero are stated nicely. Compassion, intelligence, sense of humor and devotion to the one he loves.
(
Lin Berda 6:15pm March 21, 2013)

Some qualities for a memorable hero are courage, loyalty, intelligence, sense of humor, and sexy. I enjoy historical romance and would love to win your books. Thank you for the giveaway.
(
Bonnie H 6:44pm March 21, 2013)

Understanding, strong, intelligent, loves animals---that's what my hero would be.
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Sue Farrell 7:07pm March 21, 2013)

I love a little mystery in a hero.
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Sara DeCamp 7:26pm March 21, 2013)

Your list of qualities make a memorable hero!
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Cheryl McEwen 8:26pm March 21, 2013)

quirky, sense of humor, rugged, honest, intense - that would be my top 5 for a hero
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Donna Holmberg 8:57pm March 21, 2013)

......looks good.
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Kent Cook 9:12pm March 21, 2013)

You are so right.
The hero can be all of those things, but maybe we don't know it at first. We have to earn, along with the heroine, that special look inside of him :-)
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Chelsea Brooks 9:19pm March 21, 2013)

Xoun, great list. I completely agree!
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Shana Galen 9:20pm March 21, 2013)

Thanks, Joanne!
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Shana Galen 9:21pm March 21, 2013)

Thanks, Debbie!
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Shana Galen 9:21pm March 21, 2013)

Janie, I can't believe I forgot courage. Of course!
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Shana Galen 9:21pm March 21, 2013)

Donna, a sense of humor is so important. The hero has to be able to laugh at himself a little.
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Shana Galen 9:22pm March 21, 2013)

Thanks, Alana!
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Shana Galen 9:22pm March 21, 2013)

Thank you, Amy!
(
Shana Galen 9:23pm March 21, 2013)

Lin, everyone has such great suggestions!
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Shana Galen 9:23pm March 21, 2013)

Thanks, Bonnie. Good luck with the giveaway.
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Shana Galen 9:23pm March 21, 2013)

Sue, a hero who does not love animals wouldn't work for me either.
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Shana Galen 9:24pm March 21, 2013)

Sara, a little mysterious, a little dangerous--love it!
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Shana Galen 9:24pm March 21, 2013)

Thanks, Cheryl! So glad you agree. :-)
(
Shana Galen 9:25pm March 21, 2013)

Quirky, Donna. Those heroes are always fun.
(
Shana Galen 9:25pm March 21, 2013)

I can't argue, Kent.
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Shana Galen 9:26pm March 21, 2013)

It wouldn't be a very long book if they fell in love on page 3, right, Chelsea?
(
Shana Galen 9:26pm March 21, 2013)

Sexy & handsome, for sure. Some sort of negative history to
overcome, but someone with a good heart. Sense of humor is
good, too.
(
Sharlene Wegner 10:08pm March 21, 2013)

A great hero is someone that truly cares for others and puts
others needs ahead of their own needs. Honest and caring and
giving to others too. Thanks for the great contest. Cecilia
CECE
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Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 10:44pm March 21, 2013)

Smart with a sense of humor, not to mention honest and loyal. That to me makes a memorable hero. Thanks for the contest Shana, looking forward to reading your new book!
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Anita H 10:52pm March 21, 2013)

Shana, your list of 5 is spot on. Who wouldn't want an
intelligent hero who is kind,reliable,thoughtful,loyal and has
a good sense of humour? Love your books!
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Ada H. 11:22pm March 21, 2013)

I be honest I have not read one of your books. But I would love to win so I could. I would love for my hero, to be sexy,care about others,and one you could trust.
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Linda Hall 11:58pm March 21, 2013)

Sharlene, oh I love a good tortured hero with a deep dark secretive past! Great addition to the list.
(
Shana Galen 7:54am March 22, 2013)

Cecilia, I completely agree. A selfless person makes a great hero or heroine.
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Shana Galen 7:55am March 22, 2013)

Thanks, Anita. Great additions to the list!
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Shana Galen 7:55am March 22, 2013)

Thank you, Ada. I know my list is definitely what I'd want in a real life or book hero.
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Shana Galen 7:56am March 22, 2013)

Linda, good luck with the giveaway! And great additions to the list :-)
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Shana Galen 7:56am March 22, 2013)

A hero is a character who went through a tragedy and he is trying to find justice and/or right a wrong. He never takes credit for doing what is right. Of course,there is a dark secret or mystery about him that the readers want to know more.
(
Kai Wong 9:39pm March 22, 2013)

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