A Most Unusual Duke Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the A MOST UNUSUAL DUKE by Susanna Allen Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Link in bio.

 

About The Book:

Title: A MOST UNUSUAL DUKE (Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde #2)

Author: Susanna Allen

Pub. Date: December 28, 2021

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Formats: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 288

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Bridgerton meets Werewolves Within in this sparkling shapeshifter Regency romance mixed with humor, steamy chemistry, and fantasy.

The Duke said he’d never get married…

The Prince Regent insists his cousin and fellow bear shifter, Arthur Humphries, the Duke of Osborn, take a mate to ensure the continuation of their species. After all, Arthur is an Alpha, so he must set a good example. The duke would very much prefer to continue his comfortable bachelor lifestyle, but the Prince Regent is not a bear to be poked.

Beatrice, the widowed Marchioness of Castleton, is in possession of a powerful secret. She knows all about Shifters, her horrible late husband being one of them. At any moment, Beatrice could reveal the secrets of the Prince and those like him—unless the Prince can make sure she marries another Shifter.

A marriage between the Duke of Osborn and Beatrice is far from ideal for either one, but at least they won’t fall in love…right?

Witty, fantastical, and entirely unique, A Most Unusual Duke is perfect for readers looking for:

• A delicious Regency romp with a paranormal twist
• A devilishly handsome Alpha hero
• A marriage of convenience
• A magical world to sink your teeth into

Reviews:

“Allen continues to make this unusual genre mash-up sing.” ― Publishers Weekly

“Susanna Allen Writer’s writing is SO GOOD. It sucked me right in. I think you’ll love it, too.”- Julia Quinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series.

 


Grab all 3 books in the Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde series now!

 

Book Trailer:


Book Review

Virginia Lee

In A Wolf in Duke's Clothing, Alfred Duke of Lowell spectacularly proposed to the Honorable Miss Felicity Templeton on the dance floor at a ton ball. Beatrice, the widow of the Marquess of Castleton, was in attendance and the display of real affection between calls to mind the stark contrast of her own experience of marriage.

Beatrice and Felicity were acquaintances, not bosom friends, as it would do neither woman credit in society should they seek to deepen their friendship. A marchioness of means paying particular attention to an Honorable of no means to speak of would draw too much notice, and she knew Felicity wished—or had done—to remain as unnoticeable as possible. Did the woman know to whom she pledged her troth? Or, rather, to what? Miss Templeton did not give the impression she lacked wits. Had Lowell revealed himself to her, revealed the beast he held within? Perhaps a coded letter of felicitation was required. A cryptic yet informative missive to put her on her guard.

The most terrifying thing Beatrice learned in her marriage to the Marquess of Castleton may now come in useful.

To wit: she knew how to recognize a wolf-creature on sight. She would instruct Miss Templeton how to discern them, from the lightness of their gait, the glint in their eyes, eyes that appeared to change color depending on their mood, and their ability to hear through the very walls, never mind at a distance. She would tell her friend to be aware, to beware: these creatures, though not the horrors to be found in the pages of a Gothic novel, were perhaps more alarming as they walked amongst the ton undetected.

Was Lowell as beastly as Castleton? The duke was not like him in aspect, but what of his nature? Beatrice hoped he was not. She had long held the duke in high regard as he had not maligned his sister, Lady Phoebe Blakesley, for fleeing to the Colonies rather than wed the monster to whom Beatrice herself had been given. How much the worse it must have been for the lady, who would have known what lay in her future. How lucky to have such a brother. How Beatrice had often longed for one like the Duke of Lowell.

She did not lack brothers, but as the first girl born after four boys, she soon became household custodian, with her father and his sons playing at being lords of the manor and her mother weakened unto near incapacity due to yearly confinements. As soon as Beatrice reached the age of reason, she took on responsibilities beyond her years. The boys did not know what anything was worth in money, from a bun in a teashop to a year of their tenants’ rents, and yet they had a fortune to draw upon, to join their clubs and purchase their overbred steeds, thanks to her. Beatrice struck a perfect balance between parsimony and extravagance, between strictures and indulgences, wrought from hard-won experience in learning to judge the weather and the harvest and the mood of the cook and the perspicacity of the butler. She managed it, even as a girl still in the schoolroom, even as her mother produced three more brothers and one last, darling sister, even as she sought her father’s approval and did not find it.

It never failed to astonish her that she wanted a family of her own, and yet she did. She yearned to raise useful sons and confident daughters, to be honored as a capable helpmeet, to take on the mantle of wife and make it good, better, best.

 Beatrice had accepted Castleton with that in mind, and it spectacularly had not come to pass.


 

About Susanna Allen:

Susanna Allen…

… moved to Ireland for twelve months — in 1998. Having gained a Master of Philosophy in Irish Theatre Studies from the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, she embarked on a career in theatre criticism, eventually moving into feature writing on all things cultural, as well as lifestyle-oriented subjects for major Irish titles across newsprint and magazines. 

Writing as Susan Conley, she is the author of Drama Queen and The Fidelity Project, both published by Headline UK, and the soon-to-be republished That

Magic Mischief. Her memoir, Many Brave Fools: A Story of Addiction, Dysfunction, Codependency… and Horses is published by Trafalgar Square Books and recounts the growth and insights she acquired after having taken up horse riding as an adult, post-divorce.

Susan is living her life by the three Rs: reading, writing and horseback riding, and can generally be found on her sofa with her e-reader; gazing out a window and thinking about made-up people; or cantering around in circles. She loves every minute of it!

 

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of A MOST UNUSUAL DUKE, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/4/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

4/4/2022

Fyrekatz Blog

Review

4/5/2022

The Reading Devil

Guest Post/IG Post

4/5/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

4/6/2022

@theheavycrownreads

Review

4/6/2022

BookHounds

Guest Post/IG Post

4/7/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

4/7/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

4/8/2022

Owl Abridged

Review/IG Post

4/8/2022

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

4/11/2022

Quill Tree Fox

Review/IG Post

4/11/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post

4/12/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

Review

4/12/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

4/13/2022

Eli to the nth

Review/IG Post

4/13/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

4/14/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

4/14/2022

@jypsylynn

Review

4/15/2022

onemused

Review/IG Post

4/15/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review


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