Morning never looked so good...
Royal Rakes #1
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Featuring: Lord Rhys Warrington; Olivia Symon
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The Fate of England's Monarchy Is In The Hands of
Three Notorious Rakes.
To prevent three
royal dukes from marrying their way onto the throne, heroic,
selfless agents for the crown will be dispatched...to seduce
the dukes' intended brides. These wickedly debauched rakes
will rumple sheets and cause a scandal. But they just might
fall into their own trap...
After he's blamed
for a botched assignment during war, former cavalry officer
Rhys Warrick turns his back on "honor." He spends his nights
in brothels doing his best to live down to the expectations
of his disapproving family. But one last mission could
restore the reputation he's so thoroughly sullied. All he
has to do is seduce and ruin Miss Olivia Symon and his
military record will be cleared. For a man with Rhys's
reputation, ravishing the delectably innocent miss should be
easy. But Olivia's honesty and bold curiosity stir more than
Rhys's desire. Suddenly the heart he thought he left on the
battlefield is about to surrender...
46 comments posted.
Re: Waking Up With A Rake
I would love to rad this book. I love historical romances!!
(Bonnie Capuano 8:46am January 10, 2013)
Looks like a great historical romance - would love to read
(Dianne McVetty 9:10am January 10, 2013)
The story's plot makes for a delicious dilemma! I would love to read the book.
(Monica Vargo 9:19am January 10, 2013)
A hero is only human and if her occasionally does something less than ideal, it just makes him one of us. What lady could live up to perfection, and wouldn't he become insufferable after a time, even if he was too polite to point out how great he was.
What would put him beyond the pale? Heroes tend not to be cruel to animals or children, though ranchers and woodsmen might occasionally put animals before people. Half the world believes that animals do not have feelings or feel pain or fear. Yeah, right. But look how Regency gentlemen attended cockpits and bear-baiting, aside from hunting and treating horses with casual cruelty. So standards change with the times.
(Clare O'Beara 9:42am January 10, 2013)
Thanks for the opportunity to win, would love to read this book. Have a nice day! :)
(Kristi Price 9:46am January 10, 2013)
Forced seduction...sounds great! lol
(Deidre Durance 9:51am January 10, 2013)
Sounds great! SExy, hot read!
(May Pau 10:30am January 10, 2013)
Remember "the bodice rippers", a man would kidnap, seduce or take, betray, and then live happily ever after. I never really got the hero raping or betraying.
(Carla Carlson 10:40am January 10, 2013)
Everyone makes mistakes. The problem comes when they don't
recognize them and try to make amends.
(Karin Anderson 10:52am January 10, 2013)
I love the concept of trying to "ruin" someone for money or to make amends to your wounded rep. Very intriguing way to go about it! LOL
(Angie Lilly 11:20am January 10, 2013)
Love where you wrote, "... his usually rakish body won't obey his heart's demands." You've hooked me!
(Elaine Seymour 11:56am January 10, 2013)
Love historical romance. Enjoyed the excerpt. Waking Up With a Rake is definitely going on my reading wish list.
(Bonnie H 12:01pm January 10, 2013)
I love when the love bug bites those rakes... this sounds great... I would enjoy reading this series!
(Colleen Conklin 12:19pm January 10, 2013)
Sounds great! He's a real rascal and hopefully he has met his match.
(Anna Speed 12:26pm January 10, 2013)
can't wait to get into this story...
(Beverly Schalk 1:09pm January 10, 2013)
Sounds great to me!
(Marjorie Carmony 2:13pm January 10, 2013)
Waking Up with a Rake sounds like a fatastic read and the beginning of a series I want to read!
Thanks for the amazing excerpt and giveaway!
(Elizabeth Hyatt 2:18pm January 10, 2013)
(Michelle Fidler 2:20pm January 10, 2013)
An interesting twist to redemption.
(Margaret Murray-Evans 2:41pm January 10, 2013)
Thanks for the Giveaway & Happy New Year! I really like historical romances & this sounds like a fun & interesting book that I am adding to my TBR list.
(Chelsea Knestrick 2:51pm January 10, 2013)
I LOVE THE SERIES ITS EVERY INTERESTING TO READ. BEST AND
FAVORITE SERIES I EVER READ.
(Shelly Caggiano 4:40pm January 10, 2013)
I love to read about forced intimacy situations.
(Beth Elder 5:47pm January 10, 2013)
book sounds like a favorite type to read of a lady friend, make a good gift.
(Michael Cuchinelli 5:59pm January 10, 2013)
sounds interesting & such a predictiment revealed in the excerpt ;)
(d Kenney 7:01pm January 10, 2013)
I love it when two talented authors work together!
(Renee Pajda 7:16pm January 10, 2013)
How cool - I love this story already!
(Felicia Ciaudelli 7:19pm January 10, 2013)
Love Historical Romances!! I have read everything Connie Mason has written & a few of Mia Marlowe book. I think both are wonderful authors & this book is on my wish list. Thanks for the contest.
(Carolyn Helms 8:11pm January 10, 2013)
I just love this type of story. The world weary rake and the innocent miss...delightful. And I think Mia Marlowe is a great author.
(Jennifer Beyer 9:00pm January 10, 2013)
Really enjoyed reading your blog, Book sounds like a great read.
(Sheila True 9:02pm January 10, 2013)
Oh My... Well I love Connie Manson and her wonderful books and
Mia Marlowe teamed up with her... I think my mind just melted
lol... I wanted to snatch the excerpt from the page and keep
reading lol... Can't wait to read this book.
(Jeannie Platt 9:04pm January 10, 2013)
Ilove the excerpt! It sounds like a great new series.
(Janie McGaugh 9:24pm January 10, 2013)
Oh yeah, this is going on the wishlist!! Excellent excerpt. Thanks for the chance.
(Martha Lawson 10:24pm January 10, 2013)
This story sounds so intriguing I can't wait to read it. I've recently read Touch of a Rogue and really enjoy your work. Thank you for the giveaway.
(Armenia Fox 10:53pm January 10, 2013)
I love reading Historical Romances. Would love to win. Thanks for a chance.
(Linda Hall 10:54pm January 10, 2013)
I believe that a hero who kisses and tells would be one that I consider someone who would be beyond the pale. The excerpt that you provided whet my appetite, and I wish that I had the whole book, so that I could find out how the story unfolded!! It was too big of a tease!! This is definately going to be on my TBR list to get me through the rest of the Winter!! Thank you for sharing the excerpt with us!! Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:54pm January 10, 2013)
I have no problem with a hero who is unheroic once or twice, as long is it is nothing grossly out of line and unredeemable, and as long as he does actually redeem himself in the end. I love this excerpt and now I really, really, REALLY want tow in.
(Donna Holmberg 11:16pm January 10, 2013)
Someone mentioned the old "bodice rippers" where the 'hero' would kidnap the h and seduce her...I've been reading historicals forever! And I love Johanna Lindsey for all that time (even own all her books). One of her early one, a pirate one, has the hero somehow kidnapping the h, and raping her several times. Of course it's more complicated & somehow everything works out, but I've always had trouble with that story. To the point that when I get in the mood for her work, I've never re-read it!
beyond the pale: cruelty to animals; hurting kids, knowingly letting kids be hurt; starving anyone/thing; serious physical or mental abuse.
(Victoria Colyer-Kerr 9:05am January 11, 2013)
Thank you for the excerpt, it was great.
(Rita Wray 9:20am January 11, 2013)
Ahh I shouldn't have read the excerpt now want to keep
reading. Can't wait to read it
(Alisha Woods 9:30am January 11, 2013)
Oh, this was really delicious, and I'd love to read "Waking Up With a Rake". I can't wait to see how Rhys is going to redeem himself, after treating Olivia so badly, especially after saying such hurtful things to her. I'd now love to follow their journey right up to their "happy ever after". :-)
Thank you for this opportunity.
(Diane Diamond 10:42am January 11, 2013)
This new series sounds interesting. Can't wait to read this
book and the next...
(Marguerite Guinn 12:36pm January 11, 2013)
A hero who is cruel to humans and animals turn me off. Your new series sounds very interesting and good. I'm looking forward to reading them. Loved your excerpt!
(Cathy Phillips 1:22pm January 11, 2013)
I would love to win and read this book. Since the bad deed is forced, I can understand why he agrees, but would lve to see how he proceeds.
(Carol Woodruff 4:32pm January 11, 2013)
I love the excerpt. It is so enticing. I definitely want to know what will happen between Olivia and Rhys.
(Kai Wong 4:44pm January 11, 2013)
Creative as always Mia. I love the excerpt and awesome
premise. I can't wait to read this!
(Lenna Hendershott 9:50pm January 11, 2013)
Rakes already sound like they have quite a history and it's not good, but that's what is so tantanlizing. I prefer stories with heroines and or heroes to those without. Please keep writing more good stuff.
(Alyson Widen 4:49pm January 12, 2013)
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