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—Sarah MacLean's The Rogue Not Taken has a cover and description! Here's the official blurb for Book 1 in the Scandal and Scoundrel series, due out December 29, 2015:
Lady Sophie’s Society Splash
When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn’t saving her from ruin . . . it’s filled with it.
Rogue’s Reign of Ravishment!
Kingscote, “King,” the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, resulting in a reputation far worse than the truth, a general sense that he’s more pretty face than proper gentleman, and an irate summons home to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the journey becomes anything but boring.
War? Or More?
He thinks she’s trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn’t have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, making opposites altogether too attractive . . .
—For those who have already blasted through Kristen Ashley's latest Chaos book, it's time to sink your teeth into her next series! On her Facebook page last night, Ashley teased fans of her self-published series, The 'Burg, with an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Hold On, which will be available September 1, 2015. Find all of our Kristen Ashley coverage here.
—Deal Alert #1: Marian Keyes's This Charming Man is $1.99 in e-book right now at e-tailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Keyes got some very nice shoutouts from readers in comments on the post “Romantic Literature for Chicks,” if you're in the mood for more women's fiction suggestions.
[+Barack/Michelle Obama movie & another deal alert...]