Lady Be Reckless Releases This Month!

Huzzah! Lady Be Reckless, the second book in the Duke’s Daughters series, will be released at the end of the month (February 27, to be exact).

Kirkus gave it a starred review, saying: “In this second installment of The Duke’s Daughters, Frampton continues one of the most exciting series currently being published in Regency romance. In addition to writing steamy love scenes, she takes a chance in introducing Olivia as a less-than-likable heroine and allowing her unusual romance to founder and grow throughout the book.” Publishers Weekly says, “Frampton’s second Victorian-era Duke’s Daughters novel (after Lady Be Bad) sparkles with wit.”

Here’s the blurb:

The Duke’s five daughters have beauty, breeding, and impeccable reputations. Or at least, they did. Now that two have chosen to follow their hearts, can the others be far behind?

Lady Olivia refuses to repeat her siblings’ scandalous mistakes. Instead, she will marry the lord rejected by her sister and help with his good works. When he resists, Olivia forms another plan: win his lordship’s admiration by helping his illegitimate best friend find a bride. How difficult can it be to transform the rakish Edward Wolcott into a gentleman? To ignore his virile good looks? To not kiss him in a moment of impulsive madness? Apparently, very difficult indeed.

Edward Wolcott promised his ailing father he would marry well, and it appears Lady Olivia wishes to assist him. The sparkling firebrand intends to smooth his way through London’s ballrooms, parlors, and eligible ladies, while all Edward’s thoughts suddenly revolve around bedrooms . . . and Lady Olivia herself.  Only a scoundrel would seduce the duke’s most dutiful daughter. And only a truly reckless lady would risk everything to be in his arms . . .

 

Lady Be Reckless and Something for Christmas

Thanks to everyone who picked up Lady Be Bad, the first book in the Duke’s Daughters series. Amazon named it one of the Best Romance books of the month, and Kirkus says it “is as entertaining and spicy as her earlier romances. Yay!

Later this month, A Christmas to Remember will be released, including novellas by Lisa Kleypas, Lorraine Heath, Vivienne Lorret, and ME! No Groom at the Inn is my contribution, so if you didn’t pick it up before (all the novellas in this anthology were previously released), now’s your chance to get it–along with three other holiday stories.

The second book in the Duke’s Daughters series, Lady Be Reckless, is out in February 2018. I LURVE this cover so much!

I’m currently writing the third book in the series that I am (tentatively) calling Lady Be Daring. Its heroine is Ida, the most difficult of the Duke’s Daughters. Her hero is…well, I want to leave you guessing about that, since he’s someone you know from earlier books.

Lady Be Bad Cover!

Here’s the cover for the First Book book in The Duke’s Daughters series, Lady Be Bad.

Lady Be Bad will be released July 25, 2017. Here’s the Blurb:

Once upon a time, a duke had five daughters who never made a stir. They practiced their French, their pianoforte, and their dancing…until one ran off with the dancing instructor, and the rest were left to face the scandal.

Lady Eleanor, the Duke of Marymount’s eldest daughter, knows the burden is hers: she must marry well to restore the family name. So a loveless match is made and her fate is set. But then Eleanor meets her intended’s rakish younger brother. With his tawny hair, green eyes, and scandalous behavior, Lord Alexander Raybourn makes her want to be very bad indeed.

With his very honorable sibling too busy saving the world to woo Eleanor, Alexander is tasked with finding out her likes and dislikes for his elder brother. But the more time he spends with the secretly naughty Eleanor, helping her tick off all the things on her good list for being bad, the more he knows what they want, and need, is each other.

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Megan

No Groom at the Inn is On Sale!

No Groom at the InnHey people! My holiday novella No Groom at the Inn is priced at $.99 for a limited time!

Here’s more about it:

In this Dukes Behaving Badly holiday novella, a young lady entertains a sudden proposal of marriage—to a man she’s only just met
What does a lady do when a man she’s never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn’t scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what’s her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens?

James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He’s faced danger and disaster…he fears nothing and no one—except his mother and her matchmaking ways. So when ordered to attend a Christmastime house party filled with holiday cheer and simpering young misses, he produces—a fiancée!

Sophronia and James vow to pretend to be in love for one month. But when they promise to give each other a Christmas kiss, it becomes clear that this pact made out of necessity might just be turning into love.

I am a fool for holiday romance. Right now I am reading Holiday Temptation with novellas from Donna Hill, Farrah Rochon, and Kwana Jackson. Next up I’ll be reading Christmas in America, with novellas from Holly Bush, Piper Huguely, Joanna Shupe, and Donna Thorland. And then I think I’ll start rereading all of Mary Balogh’s holiday stories.