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~ KAREN HAWKINS ~
Author Karen Hawkins discusses why there’s an entire horde of pugs within the pages of her Duchess Diaries Series.
Like most people, I love animals. I especially love rabbits (SO soft!), hedgehogs (those little noses!), kangaroos (mine would never kick people), and – naturally – dogs. I have two rescue dogs and would have more, but my husband, aka Hot Cop, has limits.
Yeah, I hate ‘limits,’ too, but as Hot Cop is willing to grill almost every night of the week and does most of the laundry, I put up with it.
And so, in my current series you get to meet the six Roxburghe pugs, Teenie, Meenie, Feenie, Weenie, Beenie, and Randolph. In the first book of the Duchess Diaries Series, HOW TO CAPTURE A COUNTESS, we saw what a horde of pugs can do to an archery tournament. In my brand new e-novella, (which came out yesterday!) PRINCESS IN DISGUISE, the pugs – or rather one of them – is used as a chaperone between the dissolute Earl of Kintore and the irrepressible Princess Alexandra.
Pugs are very useful dogs.
Princess Menshikov of Oxenburg, Alexandra Romanovin, is done being courted by men interested only in her position and wealth. Inspired by tales told by a beloved tutor of the bold and brawny men of Scotland, Alexandra visits that misty land, hoping to find true love. But while traveling without the protection of her royal name, she finds herself accused of thievery by an angry innkeeper. Rescued by the dashing and handsome Earl of Kintore, she thinks she’s found the answer to her prayers—a man worth falling in love with.
But Kintore has other ideas. An avowed bachelor who long ago swore off marriage, the earl wants nothing more than a passionate interlude with this beautiful, exotic stranger. But soon Alexandra’s intoxicating beauty and seductive touch leave Kintore wondering if a mere interlude will be enough…
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PRINCESS IN DISGUISE, is available now!
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About the Author
Karen Hawkins is an award winning New York Times and USA Today best selling author of historical and contemporary romance. She writes full time from her home in Florida while consuming copious quantities of Diet Coke and surrounded by two very large rescue dogs and one very cranky rescue cat.
Two commentators on today’s blog will receive a signed copy of
HOW TO CAPTURE A COUNTESS, book one of
Karen’s Duchess Diaries Series, just by answering Karen’s question above.
Urged by her favorite nephew, the intimidating Duchess of Roxburghe agrees to transform a thorny Scottish rose into a lovely bloom. But even she isn’t prepared for fiery Rose Balfour.
At seventeen, Rose fell wildly in love with Lord Alton Sinclair, known as Lord Sin for his wicked ways. Stung by his indifference, the starry-eyed girl tried to win an illicit kiss, but then panicked and pushed the notorious rakehell into a fountain. Leaving Lord Sin floating among the lily pads to the mocking laughter of his peers, Rose escaped back to the obscurity of the Scottish countryside.
Six years later, Sin convinces his aunt, the Duchess of Roxburghe, to invite Rose to her annual house party, where he plans to get revenge by making Rose the laughingstock of polite society. To his astonishment, he finds she has become an alluring woman who threatens to turn the tables on his nefarious plans. Thus Sin and Rose begin an epic battle of the sexes that becomes more passionate at every turn. Eventually, one will have to surrender . . . but to vengeance? Or to love’s deepest passion?