Monday, December 28, 2015

Aloha to Kate Noble and THE LIE AND THE LADY


Santa probably brought this heroine a set of buttons ....

Following The Game and the Governess comes the second novel in the witty, sexy Winner Takes All series of Regency romances from Kate Noble, the writer behind the wildly popular, award-winning web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.

Clerk John Turner thought only of winning a bet when he switched places with his friend, Lord Edward Granville, at a country house party. But while posing as a lord, he fell for a lady—the Countess Letitia! Now she's learned the truth, and he must win her back as plain John Turner. He'd better hope that love truly conquers all...

Lady Letty was publicly humiliated when it came out that she had fallen for the man, not the master. When she meets him again, she's determined to avoid him, but some things are too intoxicating to be denied. Letty knows what choice she must make to survive, but if she turns her back on her dashing rogue—again—will she lose her chance at love forever?

Kate Noble is the national bestselling, RITA-nominated author of historical romances, including the acclaimed Blue Raven series and the Winner Takes All series. Her books have earned her numerous accolades, including comparisons to Jane Austen, which just makes her giddy. 

In her other life as Kate Rorick, she is an Emmy-award winning writer of television and web series, having written for NBC, FOX, and TNT, as well as the international hit YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Kate lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son, and is hard at work on her next book.

Learn more about Kate and her books at

Maryland's country house - Monpelier Mansion (link)

I am giving away "house party" swag to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about a house party - what would you enjoy most:  lawn croquet, card game, or a walk in the park?

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

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


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City



  1. I would like to play croquet or take a walk in the park.

  2. I enjoy card games but it's not very often that we have enough people over to play poker or Spades.

  3. I think I would enjoy the evenings best. The elegant dinner for instance.

  4. lawn Croquet and walk in the park

  5. I would enjoy a walk in the park.

  6. Card game for me.

  7. Cards and then a lovely walk in the park

  8. Walk in the park and the card game!

  9. I love Lawn Croquet. I remember playing it as a kids.

  10. All 3 sound good to me but if I had to pick one I have to go with cards - love playing games of any kind.

  11. love croquet

    There's a mansion near me which has a croquet tournament in the summer.


  12. LOL cards? Nah.... Maybe a lively game of backgammon on the sprawling lawn with a tasty glass of port wine!


  13. I'd like all three. I haven't played croquet in years - I would definitely need a rule review.

  14. A walk in the park would be my preference. Of course if you had a gaggle of party goers trailing along, it wouldn't be peaceful and relaxing.

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  16. Card game.
    Karen T.