Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Duke of Pleasure {+ More}

I’m excited to be a part of the Launch Day Blitz for DUKE OF PLEASURE by Elizabeth Hoyt!  This is the 11th book in her bestselling and beloved Maiden Lane series and tells us Alf’s story.

◊by Elizabeth Hoyt
◊The Maiden Lane Series, Book #11
◊Grand Central Publishing (November 29, 2016)
◊Mass Market

Bold. Brave. Brutally handsome. Hugh Fitzroy, the Duke of Kyle, is the king's secret weapon. Sent to defeat the notorious Lords of Chaos, he is ambushed in a London alley-and rescued by an unlikely ally: a masked stranger with the unmistakable curves of a woman.

Cocky. Clever. Courageously independent. Alf has survived on the perilous streets of St. Giles by disguising her sex. By day she is a boy, dealing in information and secrets. By night she's the notorious Ghost of St. Giles, a masked vigilante. But as she saves Hugh from assassins, she finds herself succumbing to temptation . . .

When Hugh hires Alf to investigate the Lords of Chaos, her worlds collide. Once Hugh realizes that the boy and the Ghost are the same, will Alf find the courage to become the woman she needs to be-before the Lords of Chaos destroy them both?

DUKE OF PLEASURE is available to purchase at the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Google, Kobo, and IndieBound.

Elizabeth graciously answered some questions about her writing. Welcome, Elizabeth.

Do you have a ritual you follow when writing (like a favorite space or time of day)?

I write in the morning when I’m fresh with two dogs in my lap and a cup of coffee by my side.

What is the worst advice you've ever been given concerning writing?

Historical romance heroines should never be over twenty-two. This was from a published writer who had read the first chapter of the then unpublished The Raven Prince, which has a heroine who is pushing thirty. I ignored her.

What type of reading do you do for pleasure?

Mysteries, thrillers, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, literary fiction, and nonfiction. At the moment I’m reading Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams because apparently I never read it in the 1980s. ;-)
Are you working on any new projects at the moment?

Oh, always! I’m writing the twelfth and final Maiden Lane book right now, Duke of Desire. It’ll be out August 2017.
Elizabeth, thanks for joining us and sharing this insight into your writing. It's always fun to learn more about an author.
Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series.

Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper.

Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

For more on Elizabeth and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Be sure to add DUKE OF PLEASURE to your shelf on Goodreads.


WICKED INTENTIONS is now FREE for a limited time!

The eBook edition of WICKED INTENTIONS, the first book in Elizabeth’s bestselling Maiden Lane series will be FREE from now through December 12 wherever you purchase eBooks! 

This is a great opportunity to get started on Elizabeth’s signature series and/or introduce friends to the series! On December 13, the price returns to $5.99.

You find the book at these sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Google, and Kobo.

Thanks for stopping by today. Doesn’t this sound intriguing, a woman pretending to be a boy by day and a vigilante by night? 


  1. Seventeen books? Well done, Elizabeth.

  2. Now there's two characters from opposite sides of the tracks.

  3. There's just something about that historical time period that just...works for a good romance novel. Thanks for sharing, both.

  4. I think you did good ignoring the advice that romance heroines should not be older than twenty-two. That's just silly advice.

  5. Elizabeth, thanks again for joining us today. It's always a pleasure to have you visit with us. Wishing you much success.

    Hi, all! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. OMG what a smokin book cover!!!! haha... - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  7. That is wise to avoid such advice indeed. Was rather dumb advice.


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