Thursday, January 15, 2015

Aloha to Christi Caldwell and MORE THAN A DUKE


Christi Caldwell is celebrating the release of MORE THAN A DUKE:

Polite Society doesn’t take Lady Anne Adamson seriously. However, Anne isn’t just another pretty young miss. When she discovers her father betrayed her mother’s love and her family descended into poverty, Anne comes up with a plan to marry a respectable, powerful, and honorable gentleman— a man nothing like her philandering father.

Armed with the heart of a duke pendant, fabled to land the wearer a duke’s heart, she decides to enlist the aid of the notorious Harry, 6th Earl of Stanhope. A scoundrel with a scandalous past, he is the last gentleman she'd ever wed...however, his reputation marks him the perfect man to school her in the art of seduction so she might ensnare the illustrious Duke of Crawford.

Harry, the Earl of Stanhope is a jaded, cynical rogue who lives for his own pleasures. Having been thrown over by the only woman he ever loved so she could wed a duke, he’s not at all surprised when Lady Anne approaches him with her scheme to capture another duke’s affection. He’s come to appreciate that all women are in fact greedy, title-grasping, self-indulgent creatures. And with Anne’s history of grating on his every last nerve, she is the last woman he’d ever agree to school in the art of seduction. Only his friendship with the lady’s sister compels him to help.

What begins as a pretend courtship, born of lessons on seduction, becomes something more, leaving Anne to decide if she can give her heart to a reckless rogue, and Harry must decide if he’s willing to again trust in a lady’s love.

I am reading (and loving) MORE THAN A DUKE ... so much so I'd like to share a digital copy to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about orange - is it the new black?  

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, January 17, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 18.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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  1. Yes to orange, but not sure I can pull that color off.

  2. I don't think I've every worn anything orange lol.

  3. I've never worn anything with orange in it before.

  4. I got into orange when my daughter went to Virginia Tech. I rather like it.

  5. I'm not an orange person! But i love oranges.

  6. sure?!? LOL... I like fluorescent orange... I like bright colors :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. It's a hard color to wear (and match!) & not one that I particularly like

  8. On special days like Kingsday I wear something orange. Usually a scarf, to show that I'm a proud Dutch girl :-D But on other days not so much as it reminds me of the previous.

  9. Orange as the new black? I sure hope not! Orange is a difficult color to wear...unless it's Halloween, or it's your sports team color. Black is easy to wear all the time.

  10. Kim, is your question about orange being the new black a reference to the TV series? I'm not quite sure what that has to do with Christi's new release other than the fact that Lady Anne seeks the counsel of a known rake/rogue in order to seduce an upright (uptight?) lord totally unlike her father. In any event, this promises to be quite a romp of a story! And for the record, I abhor orange except the kind you eat. The color makes me look orange if I wear it...and it tends to be garish in other instances. Can you tell Halloween is NOT my fave holiday? :-) Thanks for the entertaining post, Kim.

    1. Aloha, Janice! Yes, I refered to the eye popping color of the heroine's dress on the cover. I have not seen the cable show.

  11. Amazing cover! For some people orange may be the new black, but not in my house... My husband despises the color (college rival's color).

  12. I can't wear orange as it clashes horribly with my color hair. I love these covers of Christi's.

  13. No to orange!! This sounds like another winner. :)

  14. Orange is not my color, to wear or to be around, although I do love orange juice. :D But no, I wouldn't say it's the new black.

  15. The cover is eye catching but not quite the cover I would wear for a gown!


  16. I like the color orange, though I don't wear it very often. Love the cover of the book.