Tuesday, August 18, 2015

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Duchess of Mine by Red L. Jameson @RedLJameson #TimeTravel #Historical #Highlander

By Red L. Jameson

File Size: 5303 KB
Print Length: 374 pages
Publication Date: June 9, 2015

**Book 4 of The Glimpse Time Travel Series, where mythical muses play naughty matchmakers** 

Seventeenth century Highlander Michael Cameron should have been prepared for his journey to Philadelphia in 1895. After all, it wasn't the first time he'd been kidnapped by two mischievous muses, who delighted in taking him by surprise and shuffling him off to far-flung lands and eras. But nothing could have readied him for angelic Gabriella Murray, the Duchess of Northampton. She’s a beautiful, lovely, gorgeous—did he mention just how bonny Gabby is?—duchess, and he’s a lowly Scot. How is he going to solve the missing children case the muses have given him with such a distracting woman? 

Becoming friends with a muse, Gabby feels her life has taken a turn for the fantastic, which suits her fine, since being a duchess is gray and depressing. So, when that muse asks her to go on an adventure imitating her idol, Sherlock Holmes, of course she says yes. However, Michael, who is to play her Dr. Watson, is quite possibly the most handsome and intriguing Highlander she’s ever encountered. Lord, Sherlock never had to contend with an overwhelming desire for Watson. How can she concentrate on the case when he’s more fun than she’s ever had before? 

As Michael and Gabby hunt through the mean streets of cities such as Chicago and Detroit, they dive deeper into a world of danger and violence. Fighting against their growing attraction to each other, they race against time to find the children, knowing that with every corner they turn, they might be too late. 

“So,” his smile waned, “the point of that long story is there are some men who wouldn’t want ye to be invisible, wouldn’t want ye to not have a say. That’s a double negative sentence, ‘tisn’t it?”
“It doesn’t matter.”
“It does. I asked Polymnia to tutor me with grammar, and I’m really tryin’ to sound—”
“Absolutely perfect, Michael. You sounded perfect.”
“Nay, it didn’t.”
“Oh, shut u—”
“Did ye almost tell me to shut up?”
She covered her mouth with her fingers. “I’m sorry, but I nearly did.”
“Ye more or less told me to shut up.” He frowned, but she noticed his dark hazel eyes twinkling.
“Again, terribly sorry about that.” She folded her hands together. “But I well-nigh did.”
“Was the nigh for my sake, being I’m a thousand years old?”
“Of course it was, you fossil. As I was saying, your sentence was perfect. I loved it. And if you try to correct it, I’ll—”
“You’ll do what?” Now, he held a tiny smile as he leaned closer, domineering over her.
She pushed against his massive chest, but he wouldn’t budge, which—oddly enough—made her laugh. “You must stop this, Michael. I’m giving you fair warning.”
He scooted even closer, towering even more over her. “What are ye goin’ to do, Gabby?” His voice was low and turned into velvet.
She shook her head once. “I’m warning you…”
“Aye. But ye’d better follow through with yer threat.”
She sighed as if annoyed, to which she wasn’t in the least. “Very well then.”
He started to smile even wider, but then she leaned closer. He stilled as she tilted her head just so, her visage even with his neck. He wore a modern shirtfront with a blue cravat that matched his dapper kilt. However, his collar wasn’t too high and revealed a wildly beating vein. His scent enveloped her as she glided her nose against that pumping vein. His breath hitched. Oh, she liked this game. Perhaps loved it a little.
Then she bit him right on that vulnerable mark where her nose had been. She’d masticated hard enough for him to draw away, sucking in a breath.
She batted her eyes and smiled coyly. “I did warn you.”
“Vicious wee thing, aren’t ye?” he whispered, holding his hand over her bite mark. “Why, I have in mind to take ye over my knee and spank ye.”

Where you can find Duchess of Mine:
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/1BU6sJF
Universal link for Duchess of Mine –  myBook.to/DuchessofMine
And other retail book sellers

Bio for Red:

As a military historian by day, sometimes Red does feel a bit clandestine when she writes romance at night. No one knows that while she researches heroes of the past and present, she uses everything for her characters in her books. Her secret's been safe . . . until now.

She lives in Montana with her family and far too many animals but never enough books.

She loves her readers, so please feel free to contact her at http://www.redljameson.com

You can find Red L. Jameson at . . .
Amazon Author Page: http://goo.gl/Gvd2vq
Twitter: @RedLJameson


Kidnapping mortals to different eras is such fun. Trickster muse sisters, Clio and Erato, call it a glimpse, but military historian Minerva Ferguson, Erva, is fairly certain she’s gone nuts when she wakes two hundred miles from her apartment. And two hundred years in the past to Brooklyn, 1776. In an unfamiliar manse, during the American Revolutionary War, she’s not too sure how to regain her sanity. Especially when she realizes whose mansion she’s just woken in, the one British general she studied more than anything else, Lord William Hill.

When Will hears Erva’s screams of panic, he breaks down a door to save her, even if he can’t quite remember why she’s visiting. She calms, though, the instant she sees him, as if they’ve known each other for eons. From the second he sees her dressed in a toga made from a bed sheet to later when she’s with his troops, wooing them with her musket skills, he realizes he’s smitten. But he’s a weary soldier, shrouded in grief, while she reminds him of a sun goddess. Is she too good for him? Lord, how he wants her to want him.

How could Erva not fall for a guy who accidentally quotes a Cheap Trick song? But now she has to get to the bottom of if Will is really a rake, how to stop one of the most important battles of the war, and lastly how to stop her insane crush on the general. After all, he’s going to die in less than a week.

The muses have to work fast for this glimpse. But that’s when they work best. And as explosions erupt through New York, sometimes it’s not from the artillery.


Red L. Jameson said...

Thank you so much for spotlighting Duchess of Mine as well as showcasing Enemy of Mine!!!! I'm so honored to be on your blog! Hugs!

Barbara Monajem said...

That's an awesome blurb, Red -- what suspense! Also, I love that the muses are causing mischief. That's such a cool idea.

Ally Broadfield said...

Loved that excerpt, Red! Wishing you much success with this series.

vicki batman said...

Your work just rocks, Red! Very proud and happy for you. Hugs!

Barbara Bettis said...

Love that excerpt, Red! Your mischief-making muses are terrific.

Angela Adams said...

After looking at the Duchess book cover for about the tenth time, I just noticed how "hot" looking that cover is.

Red L. Jameson said...

Oh, thank you, Barbara, Ally, Vicki, Barb, and Angela! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting! And, Angela, hee-hee, I like how "hot" the cover is too! :)

Alanna Lucas said...

Love the excerpt! Congrats on the release!

Sasha Cottman said...

Great excerpt! This looks like a fun read.