Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Book Giveaway: This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James!


This Duchess of Mine - Eloisa James
Out now!
Blurb:

Wedding bells celebrating the arranged marriage between the lovely Duchess of Beaumont and her staid, imperturbable duke had scarcely fallen silent when a shocking discovery sent Jemma running from the ducal mansion. For the next nine years she cavorted abroad, creating one delicious scandal after another (if one is to believe the rumors).


Elijah, Duke of Beaumont, did believe those rumors.


But the handsome duke needs an heir, so he summons his seductive wife home. Jemma laughs at Elijah’s cool eyes and icy heart—but to her secret shock, she doesn’t share his feelings. In fact, she wants the impossible: her husband’s heart at her feet.


But what manner of seduction will make a man fall desperately in love…with his own wife?

This one is a simple one -- tell us who was the first historical author you remember reading. The contest closes at 9:00PM EST Friday, Oct 23rd and I'll announce a winner shortly thereafter. :)

28 comments:

Linda Henderson said...

For me that would be Barbara Cartland. My sister had a huge collection of hers and loaned them to me to read. Since then I have moved on to other authors but she was the first historical I read.

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Emmanuelle said...

My first historical was DIana Gabaldon Ourlander. A real eye-opener you may say ;-)
Great contest btw !!!

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Laurie said...

Catherine Coulter's Devil's Embrace, Legacy series, Star series, The Rebel Bride, The Heir, The Offer, The Duke...Then the Viking series: Lord of Falcon Ridge, Lord of Raven's Peak... just to name a few! I think that I read all of her historicals!

Closely followed by Laurie McBain.

Virginia C said...

Georgette Heyer and Barbara Cartland are the earliest historical romance writers who got my attention. The fact that their books are still popular and have been reissued shows their continuing impact on romance readers.

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CrystalGB said...

Kathleen Woodiwiss and Jude Deveraux were the first historical authors I read.

Booklover1335 said...

The first I remember was Outlander by Diana Gabaldon....it made a lasting impression to say the least :)

chey said...

The first historical authors I read were when I was a kid. LM Montgomery and Laura Ingalls Wilder. I'm not sure which I read first.


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jeanette8042 said...

My first historical romance author would ahve to be Celeste Bradley.

cheryl c said...

I think my first historical romance author was Janet Dailey. The book was called The Pride of Hannah Wade.

Thanks for the giveaway. I have read Eloisa's other Duchess books, so I would love to read this one!

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Bella said...

Funny, like so many others, my first was Outlander -- love Diana Gabaldon. Eloisa James was not far behind though ;-)

Thanks for the giveaway!

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kalynnick said...

Kathleen Woodiwiss 's "Forever in your embrace"

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Karen H in NC said...

WOW,,,this is a stretch of my feeble memory. It was either Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind or Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor. I read them both in the early '60s but I can't remember which one was first.

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Estella said...

Barbara Cartland!

Abby said...

Georgette Heyer was my first historical fiction.

Llehn said...

John Jakes!

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Cherie J said...

Victoria Holt

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Julie said...

The first historical I remember reading was by Virginia Henley...probably. >_o

Chelsea B. said...

I'm thinking it was Sandy Blair.

Gerat contest! The book sounds really good!

Sue A. said...

These are most likely not the first historical authors I read, but with the key word in the question being "remember", I have to list: Johanna Lindsey, Julie Garwood, or Virginia Henley.

Anonymous said...

The first historicals I read were when I was growing up-they were my dad's Westerns. My mother belonged to the Book of The Month club so I remember reading Forever Amber and The Flying Dutchman. For a few years, educational books were all I read but I soon discovered Kathleen Woodiwiss, LaVeryl Spencer, and Sandra Brown.
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aromagik said...

I think maybe Lisa Kleypas was my first, or at least one of the first.

~Lindy

I Heart Book Gossip said...

Lisa Kleypas is my first Historical Reader that I've ever read.

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Sue (okibi_insanity) said...

Susan Higginbotham was the first historical romance author i remember reading.

Sue
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Pam P said...

First one was a Rosemary Rogers my aunt gave me, but right after a friend told me to read The Wolf and the Dove by Woodiwiss, which is the one that got me into reading historical romances.

Caffey said...

First historical author I remember reading was a Georgette Heyer but I don't remember which one! I've read a couple since of hers and remember reading them but not which one! The first I do remember of the book and title when I came back to reading romance was LADY SOPHIE'S LOVER by Lisa Kleypas and I haven't stopped reading historicals again since!

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limecello said...

Erk... first historical author? ... I want to say Julia London - the Devil's Love :D

Syeda Nessa said...

i cant wait

Syeda Nessa said...

for me it would be Julia Quinn