4-17-17 Blog Tour/Promo/Featured Book: Lord Of Chance By Erica Ridley

 

 

 

LORD OF CHANCE, PROMO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LORD OF CHANCE

 

When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows, regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness—even if it means having to matchmake her to someone else. But now that she’s back in his life, he’ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead…

Lord of Chance is the first book of a new series. In the Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh- worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to- riches romance with rollicking adventure.

Release Date: Series Order: Publisher: Length: Genre:

ISBN: 978-1943794034 (ebook) ISBN: 978-1943794041 (mmpb)

April 2017
Rogues to Riches #1 WebMotion
300 pages (65,000 words) Historical Romance (Regency)

MSRP: $4.99 MSRP: $8.99

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This title is available to major retailers in trade, mmpb, audiobook, and e-book formats. All subsequent titles in this series will also be available in all formats.

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EXCERPT FROM LORD OF CHANCE

Charlotte’s shoulders relaxed. She no longer doubted his offers of help were both competent and sincere. Perhaps Mr. Fairfax’s hardworking upbringing had made him more of a gentleman, not less of one.
“I hope you’re not expecting to sleep, maid-of-all-work.” She returned to the wingback chair and rested her tired head against the side. “I have plans for you all night long.”
“Those are my favorite kinds of plans,” he assured her. “Ask anyone.”
She raised an eyebrow in stony silence. She couldn’t allow him to guess that she was far more intrigued than offended.
For all that her mother’s paramours had declined in attractiveness and wealth over the years, her mother had truly seemed to enjoy the company of a few favorites.
Being forced to spend a night trapped in a bedchamber with a charming, talented rake was far from a nightmare. No one with a pulse could blame a lonely young lady for being tempted to make some very bad decisions with a man as handsome as Mr. Fairfax.
But carnal relations were a dark road, and Charlotte would not let herself travel down that path.
“Traditional nocturnal activities are slightly different,” he acknowledged. “That is your fault, I might point out. You should take this moment to think about your actions and the importance of better decision making. I will be happy to meet you again tomorrow at the gaming table so you can attempt to correct this devastating mistake.”
She tried not to smile. Or to show the inner war playing out between her brain and her desire. “You can’t fool me. All you want is to win the money back.”
His eyes widened. “Not all I want. If an unfortunate turn of the cards were to force me to share your bed, I should have to do the gentlemanly thing and follow through. Luckily for both of us, rumor has it I’m even better at certain entertainments than I am at pressing gowns.”
Her cheeks heated at the idea of finding out just how talented he might be. She gave him a scolding look. “I’m afraid we shall not have an opportunity to find out. I’ll be leaving at first light. I doubt we will meet again.”
“Ah, such is Fate.” His tone was light, but his eyes looked genuinely sorry to see her go. “At least we’ll always have… Where are we?”
She curled into the wingback chair. “Oxkirk.”
“Oxkirk. Of course. My new favorite town.” He tilted his head. “Thus far, you are definitely my favorite thing about Scotland.”
“Thus far?” She gave him a mock frown. “How temporary. Will you have a new wife tomorrow?”
“You shall not be present,” he answered primly, “and thus you needn’t be jealous.”
Needn’t be, perhaps. Charlotte looked away. She liked the idea of him charming the chemise off some proper debutante much less than she ought.
She pulled a blanket over her shoulders and snuggled into the oversized chair to watch him iron. Or perhaps to admire his shoulders. And the way the firelight lit his chestnut hair with glints of gold.
Her heavy eyelids were almost completely closed when he finished the last of her gowns.
Without bothering her, he sat down to tug off his boots and ready himself for sleep.
Concern for her reputation ripped through her drowsiness. Quickly, she scrambled out of the chair and onto the four-poster bed so that she would not be in the vicinity of a gentleman in his stocking feet.
She closed the bed curtains as best she could, but a gap between the cloth panels gave her a clear view of Mr. Fairfax removing his cravat and folding it neatly.
He blew out the last candles. “Go to sleep and dream about what might have been.”
Charlotte did not dare respond.
She watched through her eyelashes as his silhouette stripped off its tailcoat and waistcoat and stretched out on the chaise longue before the low fire. Her heart pounded. He was now wearing merely breeches and a linen undershirt.
A proper young lady with a respectable upbringing would likely require smelling salts to recover from such a scandalous predicament. Charlotte, however, fought a traitorous thrill at being so close to forbidden fruit. She could not help but remember his words.
“Are you going to dream about what might have been?” she asked him softly, emboldened by the darkness.
His reply was almost too soft to hear. “Possibly forever.”

 

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of historical romance novels.

In the new Rogues to Riches historical romance series, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Sigh-worthy Regency rogues sweep strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.

The popular Dukes of War series features roguish peers and dashing war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness of Regency England.

When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.

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Author Fact Sheet

Erica Ridley is a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of over sixteen romance novels. She is represented by Lauren Abramo of the Dystel & Goderich literary agency.

Please email erica@ericaridley.com with any questions, or to schedule an interview. Trivia:

Born: Indiana

From: Florida

Lives: Costa Rica

Dogs or cats? Dogs

Beer or wine? Tequila

If there were no tequila: India Pale Ale

Beach or mountains? Mountains

Football or soccer? Da Bears

Favorite movie genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy

Favorite book genres: Suspense, Thriller, Romance

Favorite pastime: Traveling

States visited: 26

Countries visited: 30

Morning or night person? Morning

Walk or run? Rollerblade

Plotter or Pantser: Storyboard + Scrivener

Apple or Android: Apple

Tea or Coffee: Coffee

Chocolate, light or dark: Yes, please

Meat or veggies? Vegetarian

Favorite foods: Indian, Thai, Italian

Favorite music: All of it

Instruments played: Piano, guitar, violin

Biggest fear: Snow

Published Works:

2010 Too Wicked To Kiss Kensington Zebra

2011 Too Sinful To Deny Kensington Zebra

2012 Born To Bite Kensington Publishing

2012 Charmed Intrepid Reads

2013 Tis The Season Anthology

2013 Midwinter Magic Intrepid Reads

2013 One Enchanted Season Anthology

2013 Let It Snow Intrepid Reads

2014 Dark Surrender Intrepid Reads

2014 The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation Intrepid Reads

2014 The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower Intrepid Reads

2015 Romance Writers of America: Premiere Anthology

2015 The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress Intrepid Reads

2015 The Major’s Faux Fiancée Intrepid Reads

2015 The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride Intrepid Reads

2015 The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway Intrepid Reads

2016 The Duke’s Accidental Wife Intrepid Reads

2016 All I Want Intrepid Reads

2017 Romancing the Rogue WebMotion

2017 Lord of Chance WebMotion

2017 Lord of Pleasure WebMotion

2017 Lord of Night WebMotion

2017 Lord of Temptation WebMotion

2017 Lord of Secrets WebMotion

2018 Lord of Vice WebMotion

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