Monday, August 26, 2013

Aloha to Sophie Barnes and THE TROUBLE WITH BEING A DUKE

The Trouble With Being a Duke (At the Kingsborough Ball, #1)

"It's a ballroom blitz."  - Sweet (a 1970s glam rock band).

Avon is sponsoring a Release Day Blitz for THE TROUBLE WITH BEING A DUKE from the Kingsborough Ball series:

Sometimes happily ever after . . .

Anthony Hurst, Duke of Kingsborough, knows the time has come for him to produce an heir. But first he must find a bride. When he meets the most exquisite woman at his masquerade ball, he thinks his search is over . . . until the breathtaking beauty runs off. With few clues other than her figure, her scent, and the memory of her kiss, Anthony must find his mystery lady.

. . . needs a little bit of help.

Isabella Chilcott can scarcely believe it: she is finally at the Kingsborough Ball. As a child, she dreamed of dancing a waltz here, and now, thanks to a gorgeous gown she’s found in the attic, Isabella is living her fairytale fantasy. And she’s waltzing with the Duke of Kingsborough himself! But she must escape before he discovers her secrets . . . for she is not who she pretends to be, and falling in love with Prince Charming is the last thing she can allow herself to do.

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Born in Denmark, SOPHIE BARNES spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian. She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all - she’s been married to the same man three times - in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion: writing. When she’s not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.

Visit Sophie Barne’s website at You can also find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter (@BarnesSophie).

Check out Sophie's giveaway on her website (at this link).  You can also find the Rafflecopter form on the blog tour stops:

Fri 8/23:
The Jeep Diva—Review

Sat 8/24:
Ramblings From This Chick— Q&A

Sun 8/25:
Truly Simply Pink—Review

Mon 8/26:
Rakes Rogues and Romance—Guest Post: Introduction to Isabella and Anthony

Tue 8/27:
At the Corner of First and Romance—Guest Post: Writing The Trouble With Being A Duke

Release Day Blitz:
Romancing the Readers
Romance Bookworm’s Reviews
Save Your Money for Books
Unwrapping Romance
Books Like Breathing
Toot’s Book Reviews
Gidget’s Bookshelf
Storm Goddess Book Reviews

Wed 8/28:
Seduced By A Book—Promo/ Blurb

Thurs 8/29:
Delphina Reads Too Much—Guest Post: Sophie Barnes’ Writing Soundtrack

Fri 8/30:
Doing Some Reading—Guest Post: Diary Entry from Jamie

Sat 8/31:
Teatime Romance—Q&A

Sun 9/1:
Crystal Blogs Books—Review

Mon 9/2:
Snarky Mamma-Review

Tue 9/3:
Brunette Librarian—Review

Wed 9/4:
Herding Cats & Burning Soup—Guest Post: 3 Lies & 1 Truth About Isabella Chilcott

Thurs 9/5:
Urban Girl Reader—Review

Fri 9/6:
Bitten by Love Reviews—Q&A

Sat 9/7:
Caffeinated Book Reviewer—Review

Mon 9/9:
For the Love of Bookends—Review

Tue 9/10:
Dear, Restless Reader—Review

Check out Sophie's website to read the first chapter (at this link).


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Coming December 31st 2013


  1. I've not read her but it sounds good!

  2. I really like Sophie's first book. It was nice and great start to a career!

  3. I LOVE reading 'new-to-me' authors. So many become 'favorite authors'. Congrats on release day!

  4. THE TROUBLE WITH BEING A DUKE does look like a fabulous read.

  5. Sounds like a great read. Now following your blog via Bloglovin. Looking forward to visiting often.

  6. Thanks so much for introducing this book to us. It sounds great.

  7. Thank you so much everyone! I hope you have a wonderful day =)

  8. Happy Release Day!!! Can't wait to read this book it sounds so good.

  9. I've read Sophie's other books, and loved them.

    Happy Book Release Day to Sophie.

  10. Haven't read her books but I've heard of her. And I think I'm going to start soon. Love the cover by the way.

  11. I've always loved a Cinderella story!

  12. I love the cover. Such a great cover.

  13. i would love to read this denise smith

  14. I hope release day was a great one! Thanks for the info on the blog stops. :)

  15. THE TROUBLE WITH BEING A DUKE sounds great. I love Cinderella stories :)
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  16. This sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for sharing. :)