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Fresh Pick | ANY DUCHESS WILL DO by Tessa Dare
Fresh Pick / March 16, 2013

Spindle Cove June 2013 On Sale: May 28, 2013 Featuring: Griffin York; Pauline Simms 384 pages ISBN: 0062240129 EAN: 9780062240125 Kindle: B008CH21GO Mass Market Paperback / e-Book Add to Wish List Romance Historical Buy at Perfect to end our historical romance book Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare Today Pauline is just a serving girl in Spindle Cove but tomorrow… she’ll be a Duchess?! What’s a duke to do, when the girl who’s perfectly wrong becomes the woman he can’t live without?   Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season–or any season–but his diabolical mother abducts him to “Spinster Cove” and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.   Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn’t dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week’s employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother’s “duchess training”… and fail miserably.   But in London, Pauline…

Kari Lee Townsend | Humor and Romance in Mysteries…Yes or No?
Author Guest / March 16, 2013

I write mysteries and I write romance and I write romantic women’s fiction. Pretty much everything I write has some degree of humor in it. That’s what I love to read, and I can’t seem to write without including some element of those things in everything I do. There are those who think that mysteries and romance don’t go together and should remain separate. While there are others who love a bit of mystery within their romance and vice versa. I think you can do anything so long as you don’t lose focus of what genre you’re writing in at the time. When I write a mystery, solving the mystery has to be the main focus of the book. If the book spends equal time on developing the romance, then the lines become blurred as to which genre to classify the book in when it comes out. Same goes for writing romance. The romance has to be the main focus of the book, with the mystery taking second stage in the background. Readers want to know what they are getting when they buy a book, and the whole point as an author is to please our readers. I love fun…