Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Regency Christmas Blog Hop

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Romance and scandals abound in the Astraea Press Regency Christmas stories.

Eleven talented authors help you relive a bit of history from 1812 Regency England.
Each story is unique and gives you a look at life and love from 200 years ago, as well as a bit of gossip!Mrs. Peabody (courtesy of Rachel Van Dyken) is all too happy to share the secrets of the ton in her society scandal sheet.
My own story, The Duke of Christmas Past, pays tribute to Charles Dickens, one of my favorite authors. Here’s the book blurb:
The only thing Donovan Ellis, Seventh Duke of Gatewood, wants for Christmas is for it to be over. Too much sadness surrounds the holiday. Horrors he'd just as soon forget. Oh, there's one present he yearns for with all his heart, but he can't have her. His foolishness pushed her into the arms of another. So if he can't have the one thing he truly desires, then he just wants to be left alone to drown in his own misery.
But when a ghostly apparition visits him, claiming things can be set right, can Donovan believe? Can he trust the duke of Christmas past? Or will meddling in the past bring more heartache than he already has to bear?

You can purchase The Duke of Christmas Past at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Astraea Press, and wherever ebooks are sold.
Now for the fun part! The contest! I’m offering 2 $10 Amazon gift cards and 2 ecopies of The Duke of Christmas Past. Just leave a comment below with your email address!

Thank you for stopping by and good luck! Hope you all have a very happy holiday season! The next stop on the hop is at the talented Christina Graham Parker's Blog.



  1. I tried to enter but nothing happened. What am I doing wrong, Kim? I clicked on enter to win.

  2. I also tried to enter nothing no entries available thanks so much for the giveaway
    lollipopsandbooks AT aol DOT com

  3. Yikes, guys! Not sure what happened with Rafflecopter. I removed the widget and a comment here is good enough for entry! Thank you much!

  4. Emma Gubler
    This is a great contest!

  5. Sounds like my kind of story! Curious as to who the ghost Duke is and if he helps or not.

  6. Love the premise! And the title sounds fun!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    - khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. Reading this right now, Kim! Loving it so far!

  8. THE DUKE OF CHRISTMAS PAST does look amazing. Perfect holiday reading.


  9. Love your excerpt - really funny and different! I don't think I've read a Christmas regency novel at Christmas time before and it sounds like a fun idea.

  10. Sorry, my email is

  11. A touch of the supernatural. Lovely!!
    Winning a copy would be an awesome Xmas prez

  12. Nice little excerpt - and the gossip pages have been fun all along the hop. Thanks for this opportunity Kim - Happy Holidays to you and yours.

    kaydeeroyal at msn dot com

  13. I love the idea of the book! Sounds like a fun book to read!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    inga from Me and Reading
    inga.kupp at

  14. I love the idea for the story! Can't wait to read it!


  15. Thanks for the opportunity to win things. Merry Christmas!

    alegnab at

  16. I love Dickens, so this story tickles my imagination. Can't wait to read it!

  17. Once again, I second Ruth's comments. :-)

  18. I like Dickens too - thanks for the chance
    msboatgal at

  19. What an interesting twist... thanks for the chance to win!!