Friday, March 30, 2018

Aloha to Erica Monroe and THE DETERMINED DUCHESS (Gothic Brides Book 2)


Early this week, Erica Monroe celebrated the release of THE DETERMINED DUCHESS, Book 2 in the Gothic Brides series ....

Death is just the beginning in this dark, chilling Gothic Regency Romance...

After the death of her beloved guardian, Miss Felicity Fields is left adrift, her future uncertain. Grief-stricken, she launches a plan to use her knowledge of alchemy to build a Philosopher's Stone, and bring back to life the woman who was like a mother to her. The last thing this blunt bluestocking needs is the return of Nicholas Harding, the Duke of Wycliffe and rightful owner of her home on the wild coast of Cornwall. He stirs an unexpected passion within her, and Felicity has had enough change in her life.

When they were children, Nicholas never understood his aunt's brilliant but unemotional ward, or her many strange scientific studies. He ought to take her back to London, so she can make a proper society match--except he can't stop thinking about her. But with the line between life and death blurred by Felicity's macabre experiments, can he convince her that she's no longer alone, and her proper place is by his side?


I met Erica last summer at the RWA Conference in Orlando ... where she took the above pictures!  From her bio,

USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe writes dark, gritty historical romance. Her current series include Gothic Brides (Regency Gothics), The Rookery Rogues (pre-Victorian gritty working class romance), and Covert Heiresses (Regency spies who are the children of a duke). She was a finalist in the published historical category for the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense, and her books have been recommended reads at Fresh Fiction, Smexy Books, SBTB, and All About Romance. When she's not writing, she's drinking coffee, reading comic books, or watching televison. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. Visit Erica online at

Let's giveaway some swag!  Tell us what you know about Erica's home state of North Carolina.  One randomly selected commenter wins the swag.  Comments are open through Monday, April 30, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Tuesday, May 1.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City



  1. I know that Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is in North Carolina. And that the Nascar Hall of Fame is in Charlotte, NC. It's a state I have not yet been to, but would like to visit sometime.

  2. I hear a lot about the food in North Carolina, especially barbecue.

  3. I can't say that I know much about North Carolina.

  4. We have been to the beach in North Carolina many times. Once we took a ghost tour. They are fun.

  5. It's the Tar Heel State and I have relatives who live in Raleigh!

  6. I have an aunt living in NC. I know it's the tarheel state. I've mostly been to the mountains in NC.


  7. I love to read romance stories and the story you shared with us is really awesome and sounds so good. I love to read full story. I will get the eBooks download online
    and read the full story.