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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This Duchess of Mine ~Giveaway~

This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James

For those of you who missed my Sunday Salon - I told about how I went to my first author visit - and got to have lunch with Eloisa James and hear all about where her ideas come from and what she is doing next. I picked up 2 of her books for me - This Duchess of Mine and When the Duke Returns - and I also picked up a second copy of This Duchess of Mine for one of my readers! I had also just won a prize off of her website (www.eloisajames.com) and when I got home from the visit, it was waiting for me - Duchess by Night! Woo - hoo!

Ok, so let me tell you about This Duchess is Mine - from the back cover: No man can resist Jemma's sensuous allure. . .Except her own husband!

Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors).

Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors.

But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home. Jemma laughs at Elijah's cool eyes and icy heart - but to her secret shock, she doesn't share his feelings. In fact, she wants the impossible; her husband's heart at her feet.

But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love. . . with his own wife?

About the author: Author of fifteen award-winning romances, (I think that number is higher now), Eloisa James is a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New Jersey. All her books must have been written in her sleep, because her days are taken up by caring for two children with advanced degress in whining, a demanding guinea pig, a smelly frog, and a tumbledown house. Letters from readers provide a great escape! Write Eloisa at eloisa@eloisajames.com.

Rules for this giveaway are easy - Tell me your favorite romance (book or movie) and why! One entry per person - and sorry - open only to US. Leave an email address! (This giveaway will end August 4.)


Melissa said...

My favorite romantic book (and movie) is Pride and Prejudice.

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Beth said...

Definitely Pride and Prejudice - the movie (hated the book!). Two words: Colin Firth :)

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I Heart Book Gossip said...
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I Heart Book Gossip said...

My favorite is P.S. I love you.

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. (Besides, I have weird tastes in romances!)

Thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Valorie said...

I saw Bridget Jones Diary a while back and thought it was just too cute.


imbookingit said...

I'm interested in reading this one!

I hate trying to pick one favorite, but a series of romance I enjoyed were Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation books.

throuthehaze said...

I love Pride and Prejudice (especially the movie)

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ibeeeg said...

My favorite romance is by far Jamie and Claire from the Outlander series.


My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

P.S. I Love You for a movie, I loved Gerard Butler is that movie, cried many tears. Broken Wing for a straight historical romance read, I love Gabriel as the tortured hero.

Please enter me!

Dottie :)


Neas Nuttiness said...

Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife.
THANKS for the giveaway.


Babyblue22 said...

My favorite is the movie Ever After with drew barrymore...I love this movie!! there's something about the cinderella story that gets me. Who wouldn't want their very own prince charming rescuing them from an evil step mother & step-sister. I can watch this movie over and over and never get sick of it.


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bridget3420 said...

The Notebook (movie) is my favorite romantic story because they loved each other their whole life. I hope my husband and I go at the same time. I can't imagine life without him.


LuAnn said...

It would definitely have to be Gone With the Wind. The passion and underlying hatred between Scarlett and Rhett created a tension that has never been beat! Coming in a close second would be The Scarlet Letter.

scottsgal said...

My fave romantic movie is an Officer and a Gentleman - loved Richard Gere and Debra Wingers characters

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Barb said...

My favorite romance is Jane Eyre. The hope of true love facing what seems to be an insurmountable barrier is so exciting.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this romance novel.

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Beth said...

Bridges of Madison County

Sheila Deeth said...

My favorite romance is probably whichever one I've just finished. But the one I've remembered longest - ever since it kept me awake at night as a kid - is Jane Eyre.

Esme said...

Gone with the Wind-I read it the summer of graduating high school and just loved it.

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Jennifer said...

I found Lori Handeland a few months ago and have really connected with the characters in her NightCreatures Novels. My favorite would be Blue Moon.

This one sounds good!

A Reader said...

I loved The Thorn Birds.


Marie said...

My favorite romance -- Sense and Sensibility (both the book and the movie with Alan Rickman) :-)


tea said...

I would like to win and read "This Duchess of Mine." My favorite romance is Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray. I like it because it's about an older couple who fall for each other. He owns a bakery. She owns a flower shop. Both have children.


nfmgirl said...

My favorite romance currently is probably The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss.

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ChristyJan said...

One of my favorite romance novels that I recently read was THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE by Jennifer Ashley


BUSY BEE said...

I love the Cynster series by Stephanie Laurent. I know it is not 1 book but it is so hard to choose one favorite romance story!

Thanks for the giveaway. I love L. James' books.

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MoziEsmé said...

The Sound of Music - I've always loved the romance in it...

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CherylS22 said...

My favorite romance movie is "Pretty Woman". I like when a hero & heroine come from such different backgrounds and yet they fall in love.

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this is the hardest question! there are so many... the first one to pop into my brain was gone with the wind so i will go with that. ms scarlett and mr bulter had the such a great romance...so many hills and valleys.

movies: any of them with tracy and hepburn!

etirv said...

You've Got Mail is the romantic movie I don't get tired watching! I'm currently reading Mary Balogh's At Last Comes Love and loving it!


JoanneR said...

Ghost, because of the absolute love they had for each other.

CrystalGB said...

My favorite romance movie is Pride and Prejudice.


Misusedinnocence said...

The Kushiel series by Jaqueline Carey. I relate. :)


gaby317 said...

My favorite romance is The Prize by Judy Garwood.

thanks for the contest!

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heatherzilla said...

One of my favorite romance novels is Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught.
Jennifer and Royce are such great characters.

Please include me in the giveaway. heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

ossmcalc said...

My favorite romantic movie is Titanic. It is a love that lasted through time.

Thank you for this giveaway and the chance to win This Duchess of Mine.


Dixie said...

When Harry Met Sally is my favorite romance movie.I just love watching it.


Jane said...

My favorite romance is Julie Garwood's "The Bride" because it was my first romance and it turned me into a fan.

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Nonna (Chèli) said...

y favorite is Flame & the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss



Debs Desk said...

My favorite romantic book/moive is The Notebook. Always makes me cry.

Renee G said...

One of my favorite romances was Raising Helen. I'm not sure why this appealed to me, except the main character is struggling, but she has a great attitude. I also always kinda romanticized being a minister's wife.

Ally M123 said...

Bridges of Madison County (both book and movie). I cried so hard through the last half of reading the book I could barely see the print on the pages.

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budletsmom said...

I love romances and can't think of a favorite but just read Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning and loved it could barely put it down and can't wait to read more books by her - love time travel books.

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Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis

I just love titanic the movie or Into the wilderness the book. They both have everything you could want on film or on paper!! I love they way a good romance makes you feel11 ;o)

Cindy said...

My favorite romance movie is You've Got Mail!

My favorite romance book is anything by Nicholas Sparks. I love The Notebook! I read Dear John this summer and loved that one too!

I love romance books and movies that make me cry!



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