I received a free copy of A Duke at the Door by Susanna Allen through Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. All opinions are my own.
About A Duke at the Door:
Fans of Bridgerton won’t want to miss this steamy paranormal historical romance from author Susanna Allen. The sparkling Regency era goes wild:
After being captured and held captive in a traveling menagerie, Alwyn Ap Lewin, Duke of Llewellyn, refuses to shift into his lion form. The longer he denies his inner lion, the sicker he gets, but he’d rather die free than be captive ever again.
The denizens of Lowell Close live in fear and suspicion of Alwyn―except for lady apothecary Tabitha Barrington. Tabitha alone can help the shapeshifting duke, and with her by his side, the Wild Lion of Wales discovers he has something to live for, and to fight for, after all.
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About the Author:
Suse 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 Susanna Allen, she is the author of a Regency Era Historical-plus-Shifters series, The Shapeshifters of the Beau Monde; published by Sourcebooks. The first two titles, A Wolf in Duke’s Clothing and A Most Unusual Duke, are available now; A Duke at the Door debuts in August 2022.
That Magic Mischief, originally published by Crimson Romance, has been reissued by Ally Press.
Writing as Susan Conley, she is the author of Drama Queen and The Fidelity Project, both published by Headline UK. 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.
Suse 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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This book is definitely out of my normal reading but why not go adrift now and then? Reading the same thing can get dull and I am not dull. So that brings me to this paranormal romance tale.
Yes, two things I tend to steer away from – romance novels and the paranormal all in one story. If you are going to stray, stray far, amIrite? That being asked, I did enjoy my foray into the alien – for me. There are NO aliens in the story.
This was a fast, entertaining read full of fascinating and unusual characters. While the basic, underlying story is what you would expect it is told in an entirely unique way. The conflict is page turning and the romance is endearing.