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Behind the Scenes: The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation

Go behind the scenes and between the sheets with Erica Ridley as she discusses the making of The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation, a laugh-out-loud standalone prequel to the new Dukes of War historical romance series, featuring roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

I want a Kissing Ball for Christmas!

Kissing Ball

What the heck is a kissing ball?

A kissing ball is the 19th century equivalent of hanging a sprig of mistletoe beneath a doorframe in the hopes of surprising an unsuspecting passer-by with a kiss!

How did that happen??

Kissing balls began as “pomanders” in the Middle Ages—aromatic balls filled with ambergris or other fragrances—and were originally religious keepsakes. Over the centuries, it lost its religious connotation, and in the 1800s was reborn as a holiday decoration with an extra spice: grounds to steal a kiss!

The Viscounts Christmas Temptation

Mmm, sounds naughty!

In The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation, spinster Amelia Pembroke finds herself beneath just such a bough of holly with rakish bad-boy Viscount Sheffield. (And it is dee-lish!)

But is he kissing her because they’re caught beneath the ball of holly? Or does he want something more than a brief touch of his lips against hers?

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Kissing Ball

How can I make my own kissing ball?

Every parlor, house, or apartment definitely needs one of these for the holidays. I mean, what if Johnny Depp drops by??

Here’s what to do:

  1. Create a simple frame by bending wire or connecting a few wire circles.
  2. Wrap ivy or other greenery (artificial is fine) around the frame.
  3. Decorate with bright red berries, spritz with perfume, and hang with a festive ribbon.
  4. Smooch!!! 😉

FREE: The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation

It is my giddy pleasure to celebrate release day by giving you The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation absolutely free! This deal won’t last forever, so download this holiday romance while it’s still free!

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Dukes of War #1: The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation

Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fête of the year because he hasn’t time for silly soirees. He doesn’t need time—he needs her!

When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family’s annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after twelve days of beguiling Lady Amelia’s guerrilla tactics, he’s up to his cravat with tinsel . . . and tumbling head over heels in love.

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The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation

Dukes of War series #1: FREE at all retailers! (ebook)

Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fête of the year because he hasn’t time for silly soirees. He doesn’t need time—he needs her!

When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family’s annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after twelve days of beguiling Lady Amelia’s guerrilla tactics, he’s up to his cravat with tinsel…and tumbling head over heels in love.

Regency-set Historical Romance

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Let It Snow

Adventurer Lance Desmond needs to produce a fortune before his arch-rival collects the bounty on his head. He risks an ancient curse to retrieve treasure hidden within icebound Castle Cavanaugh, only to become trapped inside. Not with the gold he so desperately needs, but with medieval Princess Marigold who’s been cooling her heels since… well, medieval times.

The lonely princess refuses to acknowledge the blossoming attraction between them. Not just because she deserves a better future than a penniless rogue. But because at midnight, he’ll vanish like all her other would-be heroes. And the evergreen in the parlor will have one more figurine hanging from its boughs…

Holiday-themed alternate reality paranormal romantic comedy

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