As part of the “Historical Hookups” tour, me and my fellow Foerever Yours authors were asked to each write an original 800 word scene with the same criteria:
Hair color: Reddish-brown hair, the color of mahogany
Social status: Dishonored… heiress
Family situation: It’s complicated
Hero’s archétype: Rake
Scene takes place in: The cloak room
Mine is up at http://www.smutbookclub.com today! Check it out HERE!
It’s finally here!! A DUCHESS IN THE DARK releases today!! I’m so excited!!
Here’s what it’s about and where you can find it!
The first novella in Kate McKinley’s erotic By Invitation Only series.
A DUCHESS IN THE DARK
Miss Daphne Hayward is on the hunt for a safe, honorable husband and she has set her sights on the perfect target. She plans a full-scale seduction that will bring him to his knees, and have him begging for her hand in marriage. But when she mistakenly slips into another man’s bed, the passions that quickly ignite threaten to send her well-laid plans up in smoke.
Ashton Fitzgerald, Duke of Claymore has never been for want of a willing woman in his bed and his rakish ways have become legend in boudoirs and dark corners all across London. But not even Ashton can account for the powerful desire that surges through him when a mysterious woman pays him a clandestine midnight visit. As dawn breaks, his goddess flees before he can learn her identity. Now Ashton will stop at nothing to unmask the identity of the woman who bewitched him body and soul and make her his . . . forever.
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It’s Teaser Tuesday, and A DUCHESS IN THE DARK releases ONE week from today. I’m so excited!! To celebrate, I have a very special teaser for you! Head over to my website HERE to check out the first chapter!
I’m participating in a Historical Hookup Blog Tour and Grand Central Publishing is offering one lucky winner a prize pack of: The Rogue’s Proposal by Jennifer Haymore, Entwined (E-Novella) and Shadowdance by Kristen Callihan, A Duchess in the Dark by Kate McKinley (E-Novella), ’Twas the Night Before Mischief by Nina Rowan (E-Novella), and Once Upon a Highland Christmas by Sue-Ellen Welfonder (E-Novella).
For a chance to win, check out these stops on the tour! You just need to enter before Nov. 30!
Monday, November 18
Books Like Breathing
Tuesday, November 19
The Book Girl
Wednesday, November 20
The Window Seat on a Rainy Day
Thursday, November 21
Literati Literature Lovers
Friday, November 22
Saturday, November 23
Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance
Sunday, November 24
Seduced By a Book
Just TWO WEEKS until A DUCHESS IN THE DARK is released! Woot! Here’s another snippet, this time from Ashton’s POV.
Also, I’m participating in a Historical Romance Giveaway with a few of my fellow Forever authors! You can check it out today’s post here:
It’s official! Three short weeks until A DUCHESS IN THE DARK releases (Dec. 3). And to celebrate, I’m sharing a teaser from the book every Tuesday until release day!
I’m also putting up a couple excerpts soon, so keep your eye out for those!
Now, onto introductions. It’s my pleasure, dear reader, to introduce you to Ashton Fitzgerald, Duke of Claymore…
My internet presence has been lacking lately, but I assure you I’ve been hard at work, slaving away on my latest proposal–TWO proposals, actually. So rest assured, much is happening behind the scenes! And I have a cover for Duchess in the Dark that I’m dying to share…hopefully soon!
In the meantime, I leave you with this—the latest, sexiest Superman. Those pants look pretty shredded. Can I help you with those, Mr. Superman? *wink*
Congratulations to The Duchess Hunt ARC winner J. Stevenson of California!
The History Channel has a new show Vikings, and I have to admit, I’m completely, utterly obsessed. I’ve always had a weakness for Vikings, and have devoured many-a-Viking-Romance—Sandra Hill, Johanna Lindsey… those ladies really know how to bring a powerful, ruthless Viking to his knees.
But the show has one thing the books don’t and that’s a half-naked Travis Fimmel, who plays the main character, Ragnar. We all know I’m a historical slut, so when a show can combine my love of history with some half-naked Vikings, I’m SO there.
There are a few story-telling aspects of the show that I’m struggling with—the main one being Ragnar’s disloyalty to his wife, Lagertha. She’s only given him one son, you see, which means she’s failed miserably in Viking baby-making department. From the story-telling aspect, it would have been nice to see why having more sons is so important to our hero. Is it a Viking thing, or is he just being a jerk? If he were being pressured to have more sons due to his (recently) elevated position, for instance, then I might understand. But it just seems to come out of the blue, which makes the writer in me very unhappy!
So, needless to say, I don’t expect a happily ever after for Ragnar and poor Lagertha, but then again, the show isn’t a romance (unfortunately!), so one must be prepared for heartbreak!
I have a brand-new website designed by the very talented (and patient!) Vibeke Courtney at Dreamforge Media! Check it out at: http://www.katemckinleyauthor.com
And to celebrate, I’m giving away a signed ARC of The Duchess Hunt by Jennifer Haymore! All you have to do to win is hop over to the “extras” page on my website and fill out the form. One winner will be drawn on April 30th, 2013.
THE DUKE’S DESIRE
Simon Hawkins, duke of Trent, is no stranger to scandal. Rumors and innuendo have darkened the House of Trent for decades, and it has fallen to Simon to restore his tattered family name. He lives by a strict code of honor, but when he is called home to investigate his mother’s disappearance, the distinguished duke will tangle with temptation. For there waits the only woman he has ever loved-and the last woman he should desire . . .
Sarah Osborne has spent her life dreaming of Simon’s touch. But dukes do not long for lady’s maids-or so Sarah believes, until a stolen kiss sparks a passion that could be her ultimate undoing. As the couple begins a forbidden romance, a cunning enemy plots to destroy the duke and everything he loves. Now, caught in a blackmailer’s web, Simon faces an agonizing choice: sacrifice his family’s future or break Sarah’s heart.