Monday, January 19, 2015

Blog Tour: Devil in Duke's Clothing (Book One: Royal Pains) by Nina Mason - Review

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I truly enjoyed reading Devil in Duke's Clothing and hope you will too, if you haven't already! This is my thoughts anyways. Remember to enter the giveaway and stop by Nina's different pages to show her some love and support! :-D

Maggie York, a convent-raised foundling, knows the Duke of Dunwoody’s sexual tastes are a shade or two darker than normal, but marries him anyway—partly because she has no other prospects and partly because, try as she might, she can’t seem to stop fantasizing about her dashing guardian.

Two years ago, a voyeuristic experience involving him lured her from the garden of innocence into the orchard of forbidden fruit and she's been hungry for more ever since.

Robert Armstrong, the duke, is a Roman Catholic whose extreme devotions as a child colored his desires as a man. He’s also a slave to the times in which he lives--and to his king. Everything he is, everything he holds dear, depends on staying in Charles II’s good graces.

Unfortunately, Maggie isn't the king's choice of brides for the young Duke of Dunwoody. Now, to make amends, Robert must choose between the lesser of two evils: whore his wife or be reduced to a penniless commoner.

Whose interests will Robert choose to serve, his own, the king’s, or the woman he loves?

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As much as that would sum up how I feel about this book, it might not be enough for you. *smiles* So… What do I like about Devil in Duke’s Clothing?

1) All the research Nina has made. Wow. It amazes and humbles me, and let me tell you – gives this story so much more value to me. Makes it feel more real to me.

2) The language. Let’s be realistic for once. It’s 1680. They don’t talk like we do today. The fact that Nina have used the language from then is amazing. Even slang!

3) We get a unique glimpse into how it used to be then. Yes, I am aware that this is fiction, but the fact that Nina have put so much time into research, and even go to the length to admit she has changed ONE tiny detail compared to the facts from real history…

4) The sex. It’s enticing, naughty and hot. I love how Nina took a young woman raised to believe that all kind of intercourse between man and woman (even between husband and wife) are a sin. She was raised in a convent – can you tell? The Duke sure has some convincing to do to make her see that maybe not all intimacy between two married people is the work of the devil.

5) The main characters. It was fun reading about Maggie and hear her thoughts, her wavering back and forth. To feel her shock at her own reactions. Robert isn’t all bad as he might appear, but he is too a slave of the time being and when the king tells you to jump, you normally ask how high to stay in his good grace.

6) The plot. As much as I really want to go into depths with it and tell you EVERYTHING…. I have this policy about no spoilers. All I’m going to say is this; Nina surprised me in the end and OMG I truly loved her for it!!

All in all, Devil in Duke’s Clothing took me for an amazing, well written, hot read that I simply couldn’t put down. Nina made me want to know more, made me turn the pages faster than I anticipated and I was almost disappointed when the book ended, because.. well it ENDED! *huffs* I so badly want to know more, I want to sink back into this world.

Nina Mason is a hopeful romantic with strong affinities for history, mythology, and the metaphysical. She strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten.

She has two books out at present: The Queen of Swords, a darkly erotic Scottish paranormal romance/urban fantasy, and The Tin Man, a political thriller.

Ms. Mason is currently at work on two new series': an erotic historical trilogy titled Royal Pains and a four-part erotic paranormal/fantasy series titled The Knights of Avalon. Devil in Duke's Clothing is book one in Royal Pains. Starry Knight, book one in the Knights of Avalon will be released on August 4, 2015 by Lyrical/Kensington.

When not writing, she works as a communications consultant, doll maker, and home-stager. Born and raised in Orange County, California, Ms. Mason currently lives with her husband, teenage daughter, two rescue cats, and a Westie named Robert just north of Atlanta, Georgia.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Sabina, for sharing my book with your followers. So glad you enjoyed the ride. I'm working on book two in the series. It's going to be a trilogy featuring Robert and Maggie's historic as well as erotic exploits.