Watch This Space–Highland Pursuits by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

highland-pursuits-a-scottish-romance-by-emmanuelle-de-maupassantEmmanuelle de Maupassant is thrilled to announce the launch of her saucy 1920s romance romp: ‘Highland Pursuits’.

In celebration, Emmanuelle is not only offering three signed paperback copies, via Goodreads here, but has her entire catalogue on sale for 99c/99p from March 1st-8th: Baby Love, Scarlet, Cautionary Tales and Gentlemen’s Club (as recommended by Stylist Magazine)


1920s debutante Lady Ophelia Finchingfield is banished to wildest Scotland to come to her senses, having refused a proposal from the Earl of Woldershire. In the care of her eccentric grandmother, Ophelia is soon caught between rugged widower Hamish and the villainous Comte de Montefiore.

 She’s ready to play with fire, but will she burn more than her fingers?

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I was fortunate enough to snag an ARC of Highland Pursuits, and trust me, you’re going to LOVE it.  Here’s my Amazon Review:

I loved this book!  But then, I’ve been a huge fan of Emmanuelle de Maupassant since I read The Gentlemen’s Club, which I also highly recommend.  In Highland Pursuits, young Ophelia is sent to visit her grandmother in Scotland as a punishment for declining the proposal of a proper, if boring, suitor.  But her grandmother’s progressive attitudes about life, love, and the role of women in society serve to fuel the fire Ophelia feels.  She’ll not be content to merely be some man’s property.

At their first meeting, she’s not impressed with the brooding but handsome Hamish, nor he with her.  It’s funny how love grows that way sometimes.  But complications abound, and the sexual tension between Ophelia and Hamish is palpable—you just ache for the pair to get together.

I actually read a shorter version of this story as part of an anthology.  De Maupassant has reworked the piece and added a few more nicely spicy scenes.  All in all, just another reason to love Emmanuelle de Maupassant.  5 BIG STARS!!

Listen to what other readers are saying…

 I can’t tell you how much I love this book. It was a true delight to read. The author has captured 1920s Britain wonderfully, and her detail is exquisite. – Rachel De Vine

As a comedy of manners, this is exceptionally well done. – Fionna Guillaume

Highland Pursuits is a wry, clever, incredibly sexy romp… a completely engrossing, utterly enjoyable read. I can’t recommend it highly enough…fabulously fun – Malin James

The scene was set beautifully… I felt like I went back in time to high society Scotland – Christine of Sweet and Spicy Reads

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 Find ‘Highland Pursuits’ on Goodreads  and for sale on Amazon

Emmanuelle sends enormous thanks to her editor, Adrea Kore, for her help in bringing ‘Highland Pursuits’ into the world. She says: ‘Adrea is an incredibly talented writer, and a wonderful friend. Her editing skills helped bring the words alive. She is a marvel and I’m so glad that one day, forever ago, we found each other.’ 

‘Highland Pursuits’ draws inspiration from a short story of the same title Emmanuelle wrote originally for the charity fundraising anthology Because Beards: all proceeds have been given to the Movember Foundation.

This longer, novella, length offers more scope to explore the wonderful characters’ eye-popping shenanigans. Hamish and Ophelia were in Emmanuelle’s dreams for many weeks, as she wrote this story.

Pssst…  if you enjoy Highland Pursuits, don’t forget to leave a review. Reviews make books more visible online, bringing new eyes. If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, tag Emmanuelle in your review post and she’ll say hello.

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Are You A 50 Shades Fan?

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And do you love FREE books?  Then I have great news for you.

As you know, the second Fifty Shades of Grey film, Fifty Shades Darker, comes out soon.  And in honour of this momentous occasion, I have the privilege of joining a group of the best erotic romance writers in the business to offer you some of our most popular books for FREE!

LOST & BOUND, the second book in my Dream Dominant Collection, just came out.  Are you wondering about the first Dream Dominant?  Exclusively in this promotion, you can get LUKE & BELLA for FREE.

But that’s only one of the great steamy reads you can download FREE during this giveaway.  Just use this link http://bit.ly/50ShadesFans to get your hands on this exclusive and limited-time bundle.

Do you know someone else who loves a sexy romance?  Be sure to share the link with them, too.  The more, the merrier!

Weekend Excerpt–Resisting Risk Giveaway!

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On Wednesday, December 7, we’re having a Scandalous Stocking Stuffers event.  You can download FREE and .99 erotica and erotic romance ebooks from many of the hottest authors out there.

In fact, Resisting Risk will be FREE to download all day.  Here’s a little holiday excerpt to put you in the mood.

After everyone ate as much as they could, the guys agreed to do all the clean-up.  Maggie supervised returning the tables to their proper places then sank onto the sofa, resting her feet on the coffee table.

“What about the dessert, Flynn?” Ben asked when the leftovers were packed up.

“Let’s be informal.  Grab some if you want some.  I want to do presents,” Maggie said.  Michael brought her a fresh glass of wine.  She looked up at him, grinning in appreciation, and patted the space beside her.

“I’ll sit on the floor, I don’t mind,” he said, sliding to a spot beside her feet.

“Now the way this works is, everyone takes a number.  We go in order starting at 1.  Number 1 picks first.  Number 2 can pick a new present or steal from Number 1.  Everybody got it?” Ben asked.  Maggie watched in amusement as some played shyly while others were cut-throat.

“What’s this?” Michael asked quietly.  She looked down to see him holding an ornament from the tree.  It was a small red glass ball held by a green paper cone.  Her name was spelled out in glitter.

“I think I was about six when I made that,” she smiled.  “The Christmas ornaments were some of the few things I took from my dad’s house.”

He grinned.  “I like it.”

When the gifts were over, Maggie had a new hand-crocheted toilet-roll cover.  Michael had a $10 gift card to Starbucks.  “Guess somebody didn’t get the memo,” he quipped so that only Maggie heard, and she giggled softly.

He winked and leaned close.  “Mags, I should be making my way to the airport.”

“Okay,” Maggie sighed.  “I’ll walk you out.”  She got her coat and hat while he said his goodbyes.  “I’ll be right back,” she said to Casey as they headed out of the apartment.  They walked down the stairs without chatting.

Once out on the sidewalk, Michael turned and faced her.  “I had a great time, Mags.  Thanks for inviting me.”  He glanced up.  “We have an audience, by the way.”  He waved at the crowd gathered in Maggie’s front window.

She looked up at them, scowling.  “Come on,” she said, turning right and heading down the sidewalk.  She stopped just around the corner.

Michael smiled.  “Thanks.  I just wanted to say goodbye privately.  I brought you a gift but I didn’t want to give it to you in there.”  He pulled a small flat box from his pocket.  It was light blue, tied with a white ribbon.

Maggie’s eyes widened.  “Sean Michael Rannigan, you did not!”

“How did you know the S stands for Sean?

She shrugged.  “Everyone knows it’s Sean.  I can’t believe you went to Tiffany…”  She stopped and looked up at him, smiling sadly.  “This wasn’t for me.  This is supposed to be for someone else.”

“No, Mags, this is for you,” he said earnestly.  “I mean, to be honest, I went there yesterday looking for something for Jana.”

“What, Toys R Us and GapKids were closed?” Maggie quipped.

“Ah-hah-hah, you’re very funny.  I found a little trinket to give to Jana, but then I turned and saw this.  All I could think was that you should have it.  It’s for you, Mags.”

Curious, Maggie slowly pulled the white ribbon and lifted the lid.  In the box resting on light blue velvet was a delicate silver bracelet.  It had a vintage look to it with large rectangular milky white cabochons alternating with trios of small round diamonds surrounded by platinum filigree.  She looked back up at Michael, eyes wide.

“Those are moonstones,” he said proudly.  “This was in the vintage case.  It was made in 1915.”  He gazed at the bracelet.  “It’s graceful and classy, just like you.”

“I don’t know what to say, Michael.  I’ve never seen anything so beautiful.  Will you help me put it on?”

He lifted the bracelet from the box and as Maggie held out her left hand he fastened it around her wrist.  She held it out and watched it catch the natural light.  As she did, she noticed a tiny platinum tag hanging from the clasp.  Peering closer she saw that it was engraved.  To Maggie, From Michael. 

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“See?  I told you it was for you.”  She looked back up at him, eyes shining, and as she did, a gust of wind caught some stray hair, blowing it across her face.  Michael gently moved the errant strands, tucking them behind her ear.  Without planning it at all, he planted a tender kiss on her lips.

He moved back slightly as Maggie looked up at him, eyes shining with desire.  He leaned into her again, the kiss this time all heat and passion.  She brought her left hand up to cradle his right cheek, her desire matching his.  When he stopped kissing her, he pulled her close, tucking her under his chin and they stood like that for a moment.

Finally, he gently set her back from him.  She looked up, the sad glint once again in her eyes.  After all, he was leaving her to go to someone else.  “Merry Christmas, Mags.”

“Merry Christmas, Michael.”

Ready to curl up with great sexy romance for the holidays?  Join us HERE on Wednesday, December 7!

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That’s right, we’re hosting a bumper FREE books and $0.99 BARGAIN
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To celebrate we’re offering you the chance to WIN a $450 Amazon Gift Card
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Calling All Authors of Romance & Erotica

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 STUFF YOUR eREADER CAMPAIGN!

December 7, 2016

Want loads of downloads for your book?
Then participate in the Scandalous Reads – Stocking Stuffers Giveaway & Download Deals Day!
Your book must be 99c or free erotica/romance/seasonal/holiday* on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. You need to be willing to promote the deal to your newsletter subscribers, social media fans and followers, etc.*P.S. Your book can be either erotica, romance, seasonal OR holiday.

Sound good? 
Then a one-time $5 participation fee will secure your spot!
A conservative estimate of our social reach in a past campaign is over 200,000.
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Just One Night FREE Holiday Weekend

Gray Just One NightA few weeks ago, I released a naughty little summer novella called Just One Night.  At the time, I designed the cover which turned out less than stellar.

Over the weekend, the divine Eeva Lancaster at The Book Khaleesi designed this kick-ass new cover and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Unless…

Unless I was able to give away Just One Night for FREE.  Which is exactly what I’m doing from June 30-July 4.  Call it an Independence Day Celebration.  From Thursday through Monday, you can use this LINK to download your very own copy for FREE.

It’s the perfect beach read for the 4th of July.

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So Scandalous!

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I’m so excited to announce the Scandalous Summer Reads Stuff Your eReader event!

TODAY ONLY, 30 of the hottest romance and erotica authors are teaming together to offer you their ebooks, many for only .99 and others for FREE!

AND, you can enter to WIN a $150 Amazon Gift Card.

How can you get in on all the excitement?  Just click on this link.

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Oh, and by the way, Resisting Redemption, the first book in the Rannigan’s Redemption trilogy, will be available all day for just .99.  You can find it on the Scandalous Summer Reads page.

So come on!  What are you waiting for?

Scandalous Summer Reads–An Offer You Can’t Refuse

June is almost here.  And 30 of the hottest erotica and romance authors are getting together to help you STUFF YOUR eREADER with FREE and $.99 books to spice up your summer.  Plus, you can enter to win a $150 Amazon gift card.
You see?  I told you it was an offer you can’t refuse.  Below is everything you need to know to get in on the great deals.
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Scandalous Summer Reads
are going to help you STUFF YOUR eREADER!

That’s right, we’re hosting a bumper FREE books and $0.99 BARGAIN
STUFF YOUR eREADER campaign on the 15th June!

To celebrate we’re offering you the chance to WIN a $150 Amazon Gift Card.
All you need to do is answer one simple question, below.

By sharing this competition with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Linked In –
you’ll stand a much better chance at winning 🙂

Enter the giveaway here.

No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited.
Contest ends June 25, 2016. Winner will be notified on June 26, 2016.
*** By entering this competition contestants agree to subscribe to the
Scandalous Summer Reads newsletter 
and further giveaways from CPM Books ***

Among these incredible deals, you’ll find Resisting Risk, Book 1 of Rannigan’s Redemption, for just .99!  While you wait for June 15 to get here, go ahead and enter to win the $150 Amazon Gift Card.

Make this a Scandalous Summer!

It’s Going To Be A Scandalous Summer!

Scandalous Summer Reads
are going to help you STUFF YOUR eREADER!

That’s right, we’re hosting a bumper FREE books and $0.99 BARGAIN
STUFF YOUR eREADER campaign on the 15th June!

To celebrate we’re offering you the chance to WIN a $150 Amazon Gift Card.
All you need to do is answer one simple question, below.

By sharing this competition with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Linked In –
you’ll stand a much better chance at winning 🙂

Enter the giveaway here.

No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited.
Contest ends June 25, 2016. Winner will be notified on June 26, 2016.
*** By entering this competition contestants agree to subscribe to the
Scandalous Summer Reads newsletter 
and further giveaways from CPM Books ***