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The Duke Beneath Her Mistletoe by Nicki Pascarella is a Christmas and Holiday Festival pick #regency #historicalromance #holidayromance #giveaway



Title: The Duke Beneath Her Mistletoe

 

Author: Nicki Pascarella

 

Genre: Regency Romance

 

Book Blurb:

 

Under royal command, William Harrington, the Duke of Astleyshire, investigates a notorious writer stirring up trouble among the lower classes. Never one to back down from a challenge, he also makes a bet to bed a known man-hating lady. There is no way Georgiana Eaton will spend another season paraded in front of the ton’s eligible bachelors. She has more important things to do, like secretly writing chapbooks that support workers’ rights. When a roguish duke invites himself to her family’s holiday celebrations at Trent Castle, Georgie fights back. Never mind their intense attraction, the duke and the lady despise each other. 

 

Believing that Winkentattle is one of Georgie’s brothers, a disgruntled William follows her to a protest where all hell breaks loose. Now William and Georgie must appease the Prince Regent, save themselves from the gallows, and make it back to Trent Castle before Twelfth Night.

 

Excerpt:

 

They stood in the center of the makeshift piste, Georgie facing William as the man fluttered his thick lashes. If it were not for the blunted weapon, she would have sliced the damnable black fans off. She brought the blade to her face, then forward and down.

 

William languidly repeated the salute. The man deserved to be run through, not treated like an honorable opponent. The Duke of Astleyshire was about to learn the most important lesson of his life—never underestimate the fighting skill of a woman.

 

Georgie channeled one of her heroines, the agile Signora Ermenegilda Cheli. Knees bent, right foot forward, weapon steady, her back arm raised, she prepared. “En garde!” Her sword extended as she lunged.

 

Still smirking and straight-legged, William parried as if he were swatting a fly.

 

Georgie growled. Back foot first, she slid until she was a safe distance away, then rethought her strategy.

 

Resting the point of his blade against the ballroom floor, William crossed one foot over the other and again fluttered his lashes.

 

What the bloody hell?

 

“Don’t be a fool, Astleyshire. She will run you through like a Turkish kebab,” Stephen called.

 

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Share a holiday family tradition:

 

I love Christmas Eve. My siblings and I gather at my parents for dinner and a gift exchange. It is festive, noisy, and wonderfully fun.

 

Why is your featured book perfect to get readers in the holiday mood?

 

A handsome duke, a spirited lady, and mistletoe! What more could you want?

 

Giveaway –

 

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card

 

 

Open internationally.

 

Runs December 1 – 31

 

Drawing will be held on January 2, 2024.

 


Author Biography:

 

Nicki Pascarella writes Contemporary and Historical romances. She enjoys mixing genres—adding mysteries to steamy small-town romances, or a pinch of paranormal fantasy to her romantic comedies. It’s all about making her readers laugh and fall in love.

 

Using her twenty-nine years of experience as a high school teacher and her background in creative writing and journalism, she coaches authors for The MediaCasters. Helping artists break through creative blocks is one of her passions.

 

When she isn't writing and editing, she reads, runs, and hangs with her husband, daughter, and Shetland sheepdogs. Nicki is also an award-winning belly dancer.

 

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