Oh, those historical bad boys! By Lila DiPasqua
There are a hundred reasons to stay away from a charming rake.
Ladies, we know no good can come of it! All that muscle and sinew, devastating allure and sexual talents no mortal man should possess—they will surely lead us to ruin. No? But how is any woman to resist? And should she resist these wicked men who beckon and beguile? Perhaps not. *smiles*
THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED is the second book in my Fiery Tales series. Like the first in the series, AWAKENED BY A KISS, it’s a collection of stories—retellings of three classic fairy tales in each book.
In THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED I’ve taken The Emperor’s new clothes, The Ugly Duckling, and The Princess and the Pea, have been renamed and retold—quite scandalously—in “The Marquis’ New Clothes”, “The Lovely Duckling,” and “The Princess and the Pea”.
Yes, dearest readers, you get one historical romance novel with three hot historical bad boys:
Adam de Vey, Marquis de Nattes (The Marquis’ New Clothes)
Joseph d’Alumbert, son of the Duc de Vernant (The Lovely Duckling)
Mathias de Tesson, Marquis de Montfort (The Princess and the Diamonds)
These carnally talented men, gentle readers, will do more than seduce the objects of their desire. They will also steal their hearts….and in the process, lose their own!
No scrimping on a good romance in these three tales. Oh, no. I wouldn’t hear of it! I offer up a serving of three delicious rakes, three smart, strong heroines and equal parts romance and steam in each sensuous, passionate love story in THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED!
So who are these attractive, devilishly charming rakes?
Adam de Vey, Marquis de Nattes (The Marquis’ New Clothes) is a man of science. A member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, he’s recognized for his engineering expertise and is at the palace on official business when he encounters Aimee there. He can’t believe his luck. He’s spent too many years pining for the countess—who was for the longest time off limits. She was married to his late friend. Now that she’s out of mourning, now that she’s at the palace for an extended stay, Adam believes now is the best time to pursue the one woman who has haunted his erotic dreams—Aimee de Miran.
Joseph d’Alumbert, son of the Duc de Vernant (The Lovely Duckling) is heir to a duchy. With good looks and prominence, Joseph’s a man who has had his choice of beauties at court, yet he’s strongly drawn to one very unique lady—Emilie de Sarron. She has scars on her body from a fire she was in as an infant and she doesn’t dress provocatively. But none of that diminishes his desire for her. Having corresponded with her for a year, he knows her more intimately than any other woman he’s ever known. He knows her hopes. Her dreams. Her sexual desires. She’s in attendance at an orgiastic masquerade ball and wants a lover. He’s all too happy to volunteer, intent on showing her just how perfectly sensual and beautiful she really is.
Mathias de Tesson, Marquis de Montfort (The Princess and the Diamonds)—is a former gambler. A man who’d always enjoyed vice. Now a spy for the Crown, he is working on enforcing the ban the King has placed on Basset—a game that has brought about the ruin of many noble families. The problem is, he can’t seem to unravel the mystery surrounding the lady who keeps showing up at the gaming den, gambles with pea-sized diamonds and dresses as a man. He sees through her disguise. He knows how to melt her icy façade. Too bad he doesn’t know the woman, whom he has deliciously debauched, is none other than the King’s own daughter.
QUESTION: Who is your favorite romance hero? (You can name up to three if you don’t have just one. *smiles*)
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A Fiery Tales Collection
By Lila DiPasqua
Inspired by “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Ugly Duckling, and “The Princess and the Pea,” Lila DiPasqua spins three sexy tales that give new meaning to the term bedtime story…
The Marquis’ New Clothes: To save her cousin, Aimee de Miran must retrieve a jeweled ring from the most sinfully seductive man at court, the Marquis de Nattes. But to search his considerable wardrobe she’ll have to get very close to the notorious rake…and soon she finds herself very close to him indeed, with his clothes—and hers—utterly forgotten…
The Lovely Duckling: Reputed for his carnal skills, Joseph d’Alumbert prefers amorous encounters without emotional entanglement—until a quick-witted lady stirs tender feelings and hot desire. Emilie de Sarron suffered burns to her body as an infant, and keeps her scars—and her heart—well hidden. But Joseph is determined to peel away her inhibitions, one slow steamy kiss at a time, to reveal the beautiful swan inside…
The Princess and the Diamonds: Princess Gabrielle can’t sleep at night. There is something hard in her bed. No, not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her mattress, but the handsome Marquis on it….whose carnal talents she can’t resist. But he threatens her secret mission, and worse, she stands to lose far more than the diamonds—her heart is at stake….
“…Strong-minded heroines you can relate to, breathtaking carnally gifted male leads…DiPasqua writes with a comfortable elegance and grace, and in turn, crafts a sexy collection that readers will love.” – Fresh Fiction.
“Ripe with steamy affairs, these lusty stories are hot enough to warm the coldest winter night.” – Publishers Weekly
Allow me to introduce you to my sexy rake, Adam de Vey, Marquis de Nattes. Read an excerpt from The Marquis’ New Clothes in THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED – http://www.liladipasqua.com/princessbook.html
Read a juicy excerpt of AWAKNED BY A KISS—
About the Author:
Lila DiPasqua writes wicked & witty historical romance for Penguin/Berkley. She lives with her real-life hero husband and three children and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after. She loves history and enjoys traveling. She has been to four continents so far. Her novels, AWAKENED BY A KISS, and THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED are featured in Doubleday as well as Rhapsody Book Clubs. To learn more about Lila and her books, visit www.LilaDiPasqua.com