Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Author:  Erica Ridley
Publish Date:   12.22.2011
Publisher:  Erica Ridley
Category /Genre:  Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk, Short-story
Recommended for:  18+
Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors
Received from:  Erica Ridley (a gift)
Date completed:  01.17.14

Description from the publisher:
Miss Selene Bowen longs to marry the dashing (if human) duke of her dreams, Lord Lucas Fenrir. But her father rules London with a clockwork fist, and his political machinations involve betrothing his daughter to her best friend, vampire Lord Desmond Paole.  Knowing Lucas is brooding atop the garden terrace at Selene’s father’s soiree, Des decides to sneak Selene outside and behave inappropriately in order to help Selene spark a fire beneath her one-time beau, Lord Fenrir.  The ruse works far too well, particularly when Selene’s father stumbles upon them…

This is a short-story available as a free download on Erica Ridley's website  (Erica Ridley - Two Dukes A-Dueling) and was originally offered as a Christmas gift to her readers in December, 2011.

Suspend everything you think you know about werewolves, vampires, and mechanical hearts.  Yes, I said a clock-work heart!  In this world, werewolves and vampires are not hiding and the rich and powerful want these supernatural beings in their machinations for the dominance of their part of the world.  Selene's father will only approve a marriage that will increase the strength of his army.

I loved this very unique, short story.  My favorite character was Selene's friend Desmond Paole.  Though he would love to marry Selene in an effort to be named as the lead guard, he is more loyal (to Selene) than he is ambitious.

Also from Erica Ridley:
  • Too Wicked to Kiss
  • Too Sinful to Deny
  • Born to Bite
  • Let It Snow
 Nether-Netherland series:
  1. Charmed
  2. Midwinter Magic
  3. Captivated (early 2014)
  4. Bedeviled (late 2014)

Originally posted 01.22.2014 on my previous website
WordPress.com closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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