New Release: The Devil in Duke’s Clothing, Nina Mason

Hi all!! Been ages I know, but I’ve been a busy girl sorting my research for my next writing projects. More on that in the next post. But today, I’m thrilled to share the awesome Nina Mason’s latest release! The Devil in Duke’s Clothing is the first in her Royal Pains Trilogy, an erotic historical romance! Just bought my copy and am stoked for this one as I love her writing!

So without further ado, The Devil in Duke’s Clothing, by Nina Mason. Congratulations lady!! XOX



 

Devil in Duke’s Clothing, an erotic historical romance by Nina Mason, tells the story of an innocent bride’s struggles to adapt to her new husband’s eccentric erotic tastes amidst the instability and hedonism of the reign of Charles II. The book is the latest by Nina Mason, the author of The Queen of Swords and The Tin Man. Book One in the Royal Pains Trilogy, Devil in Duke’s Clothing is highly erotic and features scenes of voyeurism, bondage, flagellation, and a voyeuristic menage.

Available in e-book and paperback. Buy it now!

Here’s the blurb:

Maggie York, a convent-raised foundling, knows the Duke of Dunwoody’s sexual tastes are a shade or two darker than normal, but marries him anyway—partly because she has no other prospects and partly because, try as she might, she can’t seem to exorcize her desire for the dashing ducal devil. Two years ago, she watched him swive and spank her lady’s maid, luring her from the garden of innocence into the orchard of fleshly delights–and she’s been hungry for more ever since.

Robert Armstrong, the duke, is a Roman Catholic whose extreme devotions as a child warped his desires as a man. He’s also a slave to the times in which he lives–and to his king. Everything he is, everything he holds dear, depends on staying in Charles II’s good graces. Unfortunately, Maggie isn’t the bride the king selected for him. Now, to make amends, the duke must choose between the lesser of two evils: whore his wife or be reduced to a penniless commoner.

Whose interests will Robert choose to serve, his own, the king’s, or the woman he loves?

Here’s the trailer (18+ only, please):

Here’s an excerpt:

The duke pushed the sleeves off her shoulders and halfway down her arms before about-facing her. Stooping, he pressed his mouth to her décolletage.

His lips were deliciously warm and moist against the bulging tops of her flattened bosoms. His hair tickled her flesh in a pleasing sort of way and smelled faintly of lavender.

He moved upward, kissing her collarbone, her throat, the side of her neck, and her earlobe. After blowing in her ear, he whispered in a voice like velvet, “Why did you marry me, knowing what you knew?”

A hot lump formed at her core. “Because.”

He ran his tongue around the folds of her ear, sending delicious shivers through her. “Because why?”

“Because you are a duke.” Mouth suddenly parched, she licked her lips.

“And you dreamed of being a duchess?”

“No.”

“Then why?”

“I would prefer not to say.”

“Why?”

“Because it will make me sound small and petty.”

His tongue’s explorations undermined her concentration. “Now I really must know.”

She heaved a sigh of surrender. “Survival, “ she said, forcing the half-truth from her throat. “Since you insist upon an answer, I married you because you asked me to…and I had nowhere else to turn for protection.”

His mouth returned to her neck and proceeded to kiss, lick, and nip her flesh, turning her insides to syrup.

“Thank you,” he said betwixt kisses.

“For what?”

“Your candor.”

Guilt crushed her chest like a boulder. Yes, she’d married him to gain security, but she’d left out the part about lusting after him deep in her heart. She moved away, removed the full-sleeved bodice, and laid it over the bench at the foot of the bed.

He came up behind her, slipped his arms around her waist, and kissed the back of her neck, setting her aflame.

She spun in his embrace and looked at him. His dark hair tumbled in soft waves over his broad shoulders. His features were shadowed, making him look dangerous. The need she’d stuffed down for so long erupted from her core, thick and molten.

Bringing his mouth to hers, he kissed and nibbled her lips as his hands untied the strings of her petticoat. It billowed to the floor, leaving her in only her fancy wedding stays and shift.
“Now, ’tis my turn.”

Stepping back a wee ways, she pulled the diamond stick-pin from his cravat, loosened the knot, and unfurled the long strip of linen encircling his neck. Was it the same one he’d used to tie the maid’s hands?

“Why did you dismiss Mistress Honeywell?” she asked, letting his neck cloth slip from her fingers to the floor.

His beguiling mouth hitched into a crooked grin. “Had I known you’d seen me swive her, I could have saved myself the trouble—and a few sovereigns.”

“I’m sorry for your trouble, but do not regret her loss. Truth be known, I never liked her—though I do not doubt part of my aversion stemmed from what I witnessed.”

He lifted her chin, pulling her gaze to his. “Were you jealous, Rosebud?”

“Not at the time, but afterward, I resented her relationship with you.”

“There was no relationship. ‘Twas merely a one off.”

Unsure what to say in response, she unbuttoned his collar, opened the front of his shirt, and slipped both hands inside. As her fingertips met the warm, hair-garnished flesh of his chest, she nearly swooned.

How many times she had fantasized about touching him in this way. How much better he felt in real life—a pleasing quilt of smooth skin, solid bone and muscle, wiry hairs, and petal soft nipples. She pinched one until it grew erect.

“You feel good, husband” she said. “You are well put together.”

“It gets better.” He laughed.

“I know.” She blushed at the memory. “I saw everything you own that day in Mrs. McQueen’s closet.”

“And you married me anyway?”

“Oh, no. I married you because of it.”

The smile he gave her warmed her all the way down to her toes.

She swept her hands downward, shuddering when they touched the tartan draped around his hips. The wool was finely woven, soft. She brushed the apron, pleased to find he was aroused. So was she. Mightily.

Since that day in the closet, she’d pictured his hard phallus a thousand times—in her hand, her mouth, and her cunny, and now ’twas at last within grasp. She bent to unbuckle the belt circumnavigating his hips, but, changing her mind, reached underneath the curtain of plaid instead.

He sucked in a breath as she ran her hands up the backs of his thighs. They felt exactly as she’d dreamed they would. Lean, hard, and flocked in bristly hair. Would his phallus feel the way she’d imagined, too?

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Here’s a wee bit about the author:

Nina Mason is a hopeful romantic with strong affinities for history, mythology, and the metaphysical. She strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten.

She has two books out at present: The Queen of Swords, a darkly erotic Scottish paranormal romance/urban fantasy, and The Tin Man, a political thriller.

Ms. Mason is currently at work on two new series': an erotic historical trilogy titled Royal Pains and a four-part erotic paranormal/fantasy series titled The Knights of Avalon. Devil in Duke’s Clothing is book one in Royal Pains. Starry Knight, book one in the Knights of Avalon will be released on August 4, 2015 by Lyrical/Kensington>

When not writing, she works as a communications consultant, doll maker, and home-stager. Born and raised in Orange County, California, Ms. Mason currently lives with her husband, teenage daughter, two rescue cats, and a Westie named Robert just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

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Countdown to #scrollsofcridhe #newrelease – ONE MORE DAY!

Long, long ago, in the time before time, seven sisters were called from the far reaches of the realm. Each brought unique talents, but had one common gift; the ability to weave ageless tales of love and courage. An evil witch coveted their gifts and locked them in a tower, silencing their voices upon threat of death. But the Highlands are enchanted, and magic will not countenance seven pure hearts such as theirs to be lost.

With no one else to hear them, they sang their stories to each other. Fate blew a braw Highland wind to their prison, and the sweet, high timbre of the sisters’ voices enthralled it. The wind gathered close their silver words as it raced past each day, and carried their love and goodness throughout the world…then across the ages.

Today, their words live on in the Guardians of the Cridhe, seven sisters who have sworn to preserve those pure and musical hearts so long as they live. It is said these seven descend from those ancient female bards. Only their words can bear witness to that truth… Continue reading

Countdown to #scrollsofcridhe #newrelease – 2 Days!

Long, long ago, in the time before time, seven sisters were called from the far reaches of the realm. Each brought unique talents, but had one common gift; the ability to weave ageless tales of love and courage. An evil witch coveted their gifts and locked them in a tower, silencing their voices upon threat of death. But the Highlands are enchanted, and magic will not countenance seven pure hearts such as theirs to be lost.

With no one else to hear them, they sang their stories to each other. Fate blew a braw Highland wind to their prison, and the sweet, high timbre of the sisters’ voices enthralled it. The wind gathered close their silver words as it raced past each day, and carried their love and goodness throughout the world…then across the ages.

Today, their words live on in the Guardians of the Cridhe, seven sisters who have sworn to preserve those pure and musical hearts so long as they live. It is said these seven descend from those ancient female bards. Only their words can bear witness to that truth… Continue reading

Counting Down to #Scrollsofcridhe #newrelease

Long, long ago, in the time before time, seven sisters were called from the far reaches of the realm. Each brought unique talents, but had one common gift; the ability to weave ageless tales of love and courage. An evil witch coveted their gifts and locked them in a tower, silencing their voices upon threat of death. But the Highlands are enchanted, and magic will not countenance seven pure hearts such as theirs to be lost.

With no one else to hear them, they sang their stories to each other. Fate blew a braw Highland wind to their prison, and the sweet, high timbre of the sisters’ voices enthralled it. The wind gathered close their silver words as it raced past each day, and carried their love and goodness throughout the world…then across the ages.

Today, their words live on in the Guardians of the Cridhe, seven sisters who have sworn to preserve those pure and musical hearts so long as they live. It is said these seven descend from those ancient female bards. Only their words can bear witness to that truth… Continue reading

Bound to the Highlander Turns One! #Giveaway

Bound to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book one

Bound to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book one

Once upon a time there was a girl who had a dream…scratch that. Once upon a time, there was a girl who never thought in a million years anyone would want to read her book. She’s happy to say she was very wrong—it had to happen sometime. *makes note in calendar* :) Continue reading

Promised to the Highlander in Print! #Giveaway

The print version of PTTH is finally available and I couldn’t be more stoked!!! Of all the characters I’ve written about so far, Fergus Mackay stands out as my favourite. Mind you, I think Angus MacDonald in book four, Prisoner of the Highlander, might just give him a run for his money.

To help celebrate this release, I’m giving away five signed print copies over on Goodreads! Come on over and see how you can enter! Continue reading

On Self Imposed Deadlines: Poking My Head Up

Ronan's brooch pin, Enemy of the Highlander, book three Highland Chiefs

Ronan’s brooch pin, Enemy of the Highlander, book three Highland Chiefs

Hey everyone! Been a while since I posted, but I swear I have a good excuse. :) I just finished the second draft of Enemy of the Highlander (EOTH), third book in my Highland Chiefs series. Will be popping that off to beta readers in the coming days and then will submit to my publisher in a couple of weeks. Wish me luck that they all like it!

Writing a series is really awesome, but also really hard. The whole time I was writing EOTH I had to consider everything that came before in the previous two books, plus what will come in the subsequent two.

The middle book, like the middle child, has to live up to everyone else. In that vein, I felt that Ronan had a lot of living up to do which is why he journeys on a path of inner torment. Freya is his match in every way and these two have an explosive chemistry overriding their better judgement on many occasions. There were times I really had no idea how they could possibly have a HEA. But alas, it is a romance novel. ;-)

The other project I’m working on is a novella for a bundle to be released in November with a phenomenal group of authors I’m extremely fortunate to be affiliated with. Scratch that. We’ve bonded so quickly, we are like sisters. :D

The Guardians of Cridhe

The Guardians of Cridhe

The Guardians of Cridhe are Sue-Ellen Wellfonder, Tarah Scott, Lily Baldwin, Ceci Giltenan, Kathryn Lynn Davis, Suzan Tisdale…and me. Yeah I keep pinching myself and thanking the stars to be a part of such a dynamic and talented group. I’M BLESSED!!!

We have a group page on facebook you should really follow, if you don’t already, where we pop in from time to time to talk about the craft and our upcoming project. It’s crazy exciting and there’s only more good things to come!

So that’s what I’ve been up to. Going back under my rock now to finish this novella which, btw, is totally different from the Highland Chiefs series. More news in the coming weeks about the novellas I have planned for HC as well.

Happy Wednesday!!!

Romance Weekly

For those of you joining us from previous weeks, welcome back! For those of you just joining in, welcome to Romance Weekly where each week a bunch of us authors will answer the same three questions and you get to hop around from blog to blog and learn a little more about us. :) This week’s questions are brought to you by the most fabulous Jami Denise:-) Ready? Let’s do this.

1. When writing your novel, do you know how it’s going to end before you write, or do you write from start to finish?

I’m a panster writing historical romance and so while I may know the ultimate tops of trees outcome of the historical element, I don’t know exactly how the romance will play out except that it will have a HEA. And I love not knowing what will happen until I type the words. :)

2. How do the people you know impact your writing? Are you influenced by friends and family for your characters?

I can’t say there are specific traits from one person in my characters. But as a writer, I love people watching and finding out what makes people tick. So I guess there’s some spillover from the people I know, but I think it’s done at a subconscious level.

3. Describe the hero in your current WIP in three words.

The hero in my current work in progress is Ronan Sutherland from Enemy of the Highlander, book three in my Highland Chiefs series. Three words to describe him? Tormented, honourable, determined. He was a tough hero to write as there was so much to cover in his character arc. I hope I did him justice!!!

And that’s it for me this week. Keep on hippity hoppin over to see how Mishka Jenkins answered the questions. ‘Till next week!