Friday, January 30, 2015

Review Stop on the Virtual Book Tour for DEVIL IN DUKE'S CLOTHING by Nina Mason + #Giveaway

Welcome to my review stop on the Virtual Book Tour for DEVIL IN DUKE’S CLOTHING by Nina Mason. This is the first in what promises to be an amazing series, the Royal Pains Trilogy. It’s highly erotic with scenes containing voyeurism, bondage, flagellation, and voyeuristic ménage so it might not be for everyone, but it doesn’t disappoint either. Be sure to check out the excerpt to get a taste.

***eARC provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


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 exorcize her desire for the dashing ducal devil. Two years ago, she watched him swive and spank her lady's maid, luring her from the garden of innocence into the orchard of fleshly delights--and she's been hungry for more ever since.

Robert Armstrong, the duke, is a Roman Catholic whose extreme devotions as a child warped 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 bride the king selected for him. Now, to make amends, the duke 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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DEVIL IN DUKE’S CLOTHING by Nina Mason is one of the most factually and linguistically accurate historical romances I’ve ever read. It also is one of the steamiest. The relationship between Robert and Maggie is an unusual one and frankly, I would like to have known more about their early years together since Maggie had lived with Robert, his brother, Hugh, and under the fear of the elder duke until his death since she was ten years old but that aside, this was a very satisfying romance. Her fascination with Robert was long lived and even though she fears his strange sexual proclivities, she still wants to marry him and be a good wife. Robert seems to have his own fascination with Maggie stemming from her youth. I believe he sees her as the only truly pure and innocent person in his life and I suppose it is one reason he treats her so gently and cautiously even as she begs to experience his sexual likes.

Nina has done an amazing job of presenting this story as if it was happening in the moment, my only wish is that it had been longer. There’s a lot of untold story here and I would love to know it. Steamy hot, exquisitely set, this amazing historical romance delights even as it holds us on the edge with anxious worry for their safety in a world where being Catholic could shorten your life, especially when you do the complete opposite of what the king wants.

DEVIL IN DUKE’S CLOTHING by Nina Mason is an intriguing tale of political unrest, sexual exploration, and a pure love, which grows stronger with every passing day even in the face of danger. I highly recommend this amazing erotic historical romance because Nina has written an exquisitely beautiful yet intriguing story encircled by a world of unrest far more real than we want to acknowledge. I can’t wait to see what she gives us in the next book in the series.

For a taste of DEVIL IN DUKE'S CLOTHING, click HERE for an excerpt.

Happy Reading Everyone!

About the Author:
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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DEVIL IN DUKE’S CLOTHING, a Royal Pains novel by Nina Mason, available now in print and ebook formats at Amazon, and Barnes &Noble.
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1 comment:

Nina Mason said...

Thanks, Amy, for the fabulous spotlight and review. You're the best!