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Wed
Nov 2 2016 11:00am

Sarah MacLean The Day of the Duchess Stepback Reveal

Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Today we're thrilled to reveal the stepback for Sarah MacLean's The Day of the Duchess. Last week, we got to see the full cover, and the stepback is always a great surprise to find—especially in this case as it gives us a glimpse of the steaminess to come between estranged husband and wife, Seraphina and Malcolm, the Duke and Duchess of Haven! When you have a couple coming back together again—especially after everything this couple has been through—there needs to be a good grovel. Sarah MacLean is here today, too, to give us a sneak peek at just what Haven will need to do to win back his wife! Thanks, Sarah!

There are many many reasons to love this stepback. First, it's bananas
sexy. I mean, that hand, that back, that foot...where is that foot
going? *fans self* Second, for all its sexiness, it's so tremendously
romantic. The level of adoration that this hero is showing for this
heroine? It's just perfect. But for me, the best part about this
stepback is that it shows exactly what has to happen in this book.

The Day of the Duchess is the story of a marriage gone horribly, horribly
wrong. We first meet this couple at the start of the Scandal &
Scoundrel series in the first chapter of The Rogue Not Taken, when
they are knee-deep in loathing for each other. This book begins years
later, after both of their lives have been changed forever. Seraphina,
the heroine, turns up demanding her freedom, and the hero, Haven, has
to prove his worth to her. In doing so, he's going to have to give up
everything he's ever wanted. He's going to have to get down on his
knees. He's going to have to worship her. In short, he's going to have
to grovel. And that's why I love this stepback so much—he's so
devastated by their past—and so desperate for their future. I love
it.

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Tue
Sep 20 2016 9:30am

The Double Standard of the Virgin and the Vixen, The Scoundrel and the Saint

A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean

Today we're joined by Sarah Maclean (A Scot in the Dark) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. For both the characters in Sarah's A Scot in the Dark, they're faced with the double standards of the world they live in—neither one being wanted for anything beyond how society sees them. Sarah is here today to discuss this very double standard, and asks the important question: why can't we have it all? Thanks, Sarah!

The Virgin & the Scoundrel. The Wallflower & the Rake. The Bluestocking & the Bastard. I can hear your happy romance novel sighs right now, Romancelandia. We love a rogue. And not just in books. We love a cad in the world. The sports star with the winning smile and the scandalous past. The Clooney-esque playboy who finally meets his match. The natural-born charmer, tall, dark and handsome, who can have any woman he wants. I should know, as I’ve written my fair share of scoundrels, and fallen hard and fast for every one of them.

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Tue
Aug 23 2016 12:03pm
Excerpt

A Scot in the Dark: Exclusive Excerpt

Sarah MacLean

A Scot in the Dark: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book II by Sarah MacLean

Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren

Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn’t hesitate . . . until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.

Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke

The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.

Tartan Comes to Town

Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else’s problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It’s the perfect plan, until Lily declares she’ll only marry for love...and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much...

Get a sneak peek at Lisa Sarah MacLean's A Scot in the Dark (available August 30, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“Lovely” Lily Starts Season with Specious Style

At half-nine that evening, Alec stood at the foot of the main staircase, trying to avoid the gaze of the painting nearby. The bejeweled hound within appeared to see everything from her position and, as she lay in repose on her inane silk pillow, she most certainly mocked him.

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Tue
Nov 18 2014 1:00pm
Excerpt

Fallen Angels: Sarah MacLean on the Rules of Scoundrels Series

Sarah MacLean

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

Today we're thrilled to be joined by Sarah MacLean, author of the Rules of Scoundrels series. While many of her readers can pick a favorite character from any of her books, Sarah herself has a deep love for backdrop of those characters—The Fallen Angel, the gaming hell featured in the Rules of Scoundrels series. With the release of Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover only a week today, Sarah is here today to introduce you to the series, and The Fallen Angel!

I haven't read the beginning of A Rogue By Any Other Name since I read final typeset pages of A Rogue By Any Other Name. I don't read my books once they're printed—the horse is out of the barn at that point, and I can't tinker with the language, so it's best for my own sanity and the sanity of those around me if I avoid the whole thing.

That said, I just reread the first 1000 words of Chapter 1 of Rogue (below), and I am so happy to say that they really set the stage not only for the book, but for the entire Rules of Scoundrels series.

Here, readers meet the most important character in the series—The Fallen Angel. London's most notorious and legendary gaming hell, one run by four fallen aristocrats, each having lost favor with the ton by chance or by choice. The Angel is my Hogwarts—filled with nooks and crannies and rooms of requirements and mystery and sin and, when love is in attendance, salvation.

Here, readers see the draw of that wicked, wonderful place...of the card tables, the roulette wheels, the dice games. They begin to see the way The Fallen Angel takes hold of those inside her, owning them in every way she can, something that Bourne—the hero of Rogue—knows firsthand, as he lost everything important to him a decade earlier with a single turn of a card.

[That's a rough start...]