The Duke's Secret Seduction
Classic Regency Romances Book #20

  Scarred and hardened by the betrayal of his late wife and his latest mistress, the Duke of Alban decides to withdraw from the depressing swirl of London for a trip to the north, where he can visit his beloved aunt, and regain the composure that has deserted him. But his hopes for a serene retreat are dashed by the voluptuous beauty of Kittie Douglas, the young widow who serves as his aunt's companion, and stirs a deep longing - and a deep mistrust - within him. 

   Kittie has long heard about the duke's upstanding character, and had imagined him to be a paragon of male virtue, but meeting the man leaves her with a distinctly different impression: though he's strikingly handsome, his late wife's duplicity has left him moody, taciturn, and even suspicious of her intentions where his well-to-do aunt is concerned. But perhaps most frustrating is that he's blind to her own upright nature and tender inclinations, unaware that she harbors a deep wish to soothe his heart and make him whole again.
   
   As a war wages within Alban between his inability to trust Kittie and his overwhelming desire to possess her, she struggles to break through his bitter resolve, tempted all the while to abandon him and her hopes for a lasting romance. Until a startling revelation from Alban's aunt shocks them both into realizing what's at stake, and forces Alban to recognize that if he's to have any chance at happiness, he'll have to open his eyes -- and his heart -- to Kittie's true beauty and the promise of unwavering love...

   This book was originally published as 'The Duke and Mrs. Douglas'.


 
                                            Click on the logos below to buy this book and other books by Donna Lea Simpson.

                                                  



Simpson excels at imbuing her realistic characters with subtle depths!
                                                                                             – John Charles,  American Library Association




Donna Lea Simpson (also Donna Simpson) is a nationally bestselling romance and mystery author with over 37 novels and seven novellas to date.

Kensington Books
published her first romance novels under their imprint Zebra Regency Romances, and Berkley published her 'Awaiting...' paranormal romance series set in Germany. Other novels include Book 1 of the 'Lady Anne' series... a historical romance mystery at Sourcebooks. (Lady Anne books 2 & 3 are available at Beyond The Page.)

These days, Donna writes traditional mysteries under the pseudonym Victoria Hamilton and Amanda Cooper. But now, thanks to Beyond The Page Publishing, she is thrilled to bring back the Regencies and historical mysteries that readers loved so well.

When not writing, Donna enjoys crafts, cooking and singing, wine and friends, and best of all, reading!
 

       National Bestselling Historical Romance Author 

Donna Lea Simpson eBooks are available at... 







Also available by Donna Lea Simpson:

... if you love Austen, you'll fall in love with Love & Scandal!
                                                                                             –
Bitsy Bling Books... Amazon.com




Nothing sells like love & scandal...

Collette Jardiniere writes of passion and seduction but has experienced neither. Her pseudonymous novel, The Last Days of a Rake, has shocked Victorian society and become a runaway bestseller. Infamous roué Charles Jameson is "revealed" as the author, and Collette is outraged when the cad does little to curtail the gossip.

Intrigued by the book the tabloids claim is his thinly veiled autobiography, Jameson tries to find the real author. Returning to London after an unsuccessful hunt, he is pleasantly distracted by a plain country miss reading the wicked book.

Collette is dismayed when she learns the identity of the devastatingly handsome man who kissed her senseless. And Jameson cannot believe that she wrote The Last Days of a Rake.

As Collette tries to convince him of the truth, their mutual attraction reaches a fever pitch, and soon they find themselves in a real-life scandal!


Click on the logos below to buy this book and other books by Donna Lea Simpson.
     

                     Read the novel that Collette Jardiniere
wrote in Love & Scandal!

Companion piece to Love & Scandal by Donna Lea Simpson


In
Love & Scandal, Collette Jardiniere is outraged when notorious roué Charles Jameson appears to take credit for The Last Days of a Rake, a novel she wrote under the pseudonym Colin Jenkins to satisfy Victorian convention.

Can a rake be true to himself, yet remain free from sin?

Edgar Lankin has lived the life of rake, a man who cares for nothing but the pleasures of the flesh. But it is the seduction— and abandonment— of a gentle maiden that turns him from mere gadabout to immoral cad. Too late, Lankin realizes his self-centered ways have left him incapable of finding enjoyment in anything. Now on his deathbed, he relates the shocking tale of his wasted life to John Hamilton, a school chum who chose a different path.

In telling his story, can Lankin find redemption for the
trail of ruined lives he leaves behind?
Free Download!



Click on the logos below to download this FREE eBook!
   


Did you know...
Donna Lea Simpson also writes mysteries
under the pseudonyms of
Victoria Hamilton
& Amanda Cooper
?

  Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson.
She now happily writes about vintage kitchen collecting, muffin baking and dead bodies in the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries and Merry Muffin Mystery series.

  Besides writing about murder and mayhem, and blogging at Killer Characters, Victoria collects vintage kitchen wares and old cookbooks, as well as teapots and teacups.


   Victoria also wrote the Teapot Collector Mysteries as Amanda Cooper! You can find out more about Victoria Hamilton at her website, as well as on Facebook and Pinterest.


Victoria Hamilton

Visit Victoria Hamilton's website: www.victoriahamiltonmysteries.com

No Grater Danger
Vintage Kitchen Mystery #7

  In the brand-new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of 'Leave It To Cleaver', one out to spice up their life means to crush a helpless victim...

  Vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton is thrilled at the prospect of meeting an elderly descendant of her town's founding father, not least because she's known to possess an enviably large collection of antique spice graters. But the curmudgeonly woman also has substantial real estate holdings, and at the moment she's engaged in a fierce battle with a property developer who wants her to sell off her old buildings in the name of progress. When Jaymie goes to visit the woman and discovers that there's been an attempt on her life, she polishes up her sleuthing skills to find out who was behind the foul deed.

  Her first instinct is to suspect the developer, but as she digs deeper into the case, she learns that her older new friend has purportedly been the victim of numerous criminal acts-- all of which point to different suspects. Unsure if the stories are true, or simply the confused ramblings of a senior citizen, Jaymie sifts through the clues hoping to expose the culprit, but she knows that if she keeps stirring up trouble, she'll be the next on the would-be killer's list.


INCLUDES A VINTAGE RECIPE!

Click on the logos below to buy this book and other books by Victoria Hamilton.

Buy eBook Here:



Buy Paperback Here:

 


Latest Book by
Victoria Hamilton




Follow Donna Lea Simpson on...

  Donna also writes 3 blogs:

 
Donna Lea Simpson's - Wordpress Blog
 
Victoria Hamilton's - Vintage Kitchen Mysteries Blog
  Victoria Hamilton's - Killer Characters Blog (the 21st of each month)
Victoria Hamilton's Website


Back to Top

Website Visitors

Stats Of Hits

Copyright © 2007 - 2018 Donna Lea Simpson | All Rights Reserved | Updated: July 3, 2018.