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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Seduction of a Duke by J R Salisbury - Book Tour - TWO Guest Posts!! - Giveaway - Enter Daily!!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host J R Salisbury and her new book, “Seduction of a Duke,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with J R Salisbury and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Seduction of a Duke

by J R Salisbury


GENRE:  Historical Romance (Victorian)



You never know when cupids arrow is going to strike…

Lady Cora Keats, the only daughter of the Duke of Dover is not only beautiful, she’s confident, self-assured and sometimes a wee bit outspoken. She knows one day she’ll have to marry and settle down – her father constantly reminds her. Cora has other plans - she doesn’t want to marry…at least not now. She’s grown into an independent woman with an occupation few women dare pursue. She cannot…no she will not give up a successful business for a man. Not even if he’s an obscenely handsome duke who shares her interests.

Sebastian Steele, Duke of Hightower was sought after by all the eligible young women. Tall, muscular and stunningly good-looking, the former rake has quietly begun his search for a wife. Drawn by Lady Cora’s uniqueness and confidence he realizes through all their bickering there is something more lying beneath the surface.

Can these two opposites put aside their differences and work together for the greater good or will pride and stubbornness rule?



"Move your arse! Move your bloody arse!"

Sebastian Steele, Duke of Hightower watched in fascination at the young woman standing at the rail yelling and making a fool of herself. Fascinated because he'd never seen a woman get so animated about a horserace. It was undignified and certainly unbecoming of a lady. Where was her husband?

Though women did attend horse races with their husbands, they never behaved like this. She appeared to be a peer, well dressed and mannered, except for this outburst. Could it be her husband’s horse she was carrying on about?

She continued watching the race, cheering them on. In the sun red hues sparkled off her mahogany hair. She wore dark green dress with charcoal piping along with a peplum jacket and skirt. The collar hugged her chin and was trimmed with black lace. The jacket closed with small black buttons on the front.

He turned his attention from the dark-haired woman to the race, which was winding down. The horses were headed into the homestretch, and his own entry, Apollo's Gold was proving once again to be a disappointment, holding at a good distance behind the winner. The stallion had shown great promise up until the last two races. Something was missing. He needed to send Apollo to someone who could salvage this horse's future before he ruined it.

"Better luck next time," Crispin Allgood, Earl of Yorkshire said, clasping him on the shoulder.



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A meaningful character growth arc. Even a strong woman character needs room to grow within a story arc. Don’t skimp on her emotional development. What does she learn? How does she change? And what does it mean when she does?

A worthy goal. Big, memorable characters have big, memorable goals. The bigger the goal, the stronger your strong female character will have to be to achieve it. But don’t think that her goal necessarily has to be noble and righteous! A strong woman character can be saving the world from an alien plague, strong-arming her kids into the Ivy Leagues, or robbing a bank just to thumb her nose at the cops.

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Some imperfections. Strong women don’t have to be paragons of virtue and beauty in order to make a meaningful impression. Strong woman characters will earn readers’ empathy when she has a full complement of human emotions, problems, and challenges.



How to Hold Yourself Accountable

First off I keep lists – several of them. I keep a planner devoted to nothing but my writing. I keep track of where a book is within the planner. Writing/how many words I wrote on a particular day and which books I worked on. Next I keep track of when a book is scheduled to go to the editor or proofreader, etc. I also have a spreadsheet I make for each book, series, who the publisher is me or my publisher, the day I started the book, the day it’s due to the editor and finally the release date. I color coordinate everything. The spreadsheet is kept on a board directly in front of me, and also on a whiteboard. Beyond the planner I have a monthly calendar I use for everything and put book related stuff in red.

It's not hard to get organized and get focused with a little work. I devote a block of time, several hours, usually in the morning to writing.



Amazon bestselling author J R Salisbury divides her time between the U.S. and U.K. with her aging Yorkie, Rocco.

When in the U.K. she finds herself shrouded in history, making an author's imagination come alive.

J R writes Victorian era and Scottish historical romance with perfectly imperfect heroes and strong, sassy heroines.











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J R Salisbury will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner’s Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Jamie ~ Good morning!! Welcome to FAB!! It is so great to have you here!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour :)

  2. I enjoyed both Guest posts and the except and Seduction of a Duke sounds like a terrific book for me and my mom to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

  3. Do you enjoy listening to music while writing or does it distract you?

  4. Historical romance makes me SO happy!

  5. I love the cover. How much say did you have it choosing it?

  6. Thank you for sharing the author's guest posts and book details, I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt and can't wait to read this story