Introducing The Duchess of Earl

 

An Affectionate Tweak of Regency Novels

By Jeff Salter

What better time than “free week” at 4F1H to announce my newest novel (and thirteenth published fiction title), The Duchess of Earl — released two weeks ago by Clean Reads.

This is not a Regency. But what if you woke from a traumatic experience and believed you were in 1813 England?

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Hook:

A young woman suddenly awakens after a terrible vehicle accident convinced she’s betrothed to a lesser British baron 200 years ago. But instead of a baron, she encounters a man named Earl… and this low-key, 2013 Tennessee farm isn’t anywhere near England.

Lonely, isolated, handsome Dusty Earl wants to help her for several reasons, but his desperate enemy intends to use the confused, attractive patient to his own multiple advantages.

Is her name really Georgette Heyer? Are there actually 200 years between her and Dusty Earl? Is she truly betrothed to Baron Hertford? It’s up to Dusty to find out.

Blurb:

This is not a Regency. But what if you woke after a traumatic experience and believed you were in 1813 England?

A young woman suddenly awakens after a terrible vehicle accident convinced she’s betrothed to a lesser British baron 200 years ago. But instead of a baron, she encounters a man named Earl… and this low-key, 2013 Tennessee farm isn’t anywhere near England.

For several reasons, the lonely, isolated, handsome Dusty Earl wants to help the delusional woman he rescued from the burning car (whom he calls the “duchess”), but she sees everything around her through a lens that’s two centuries old.

Though beginning with fear and mistrust, in their following days together, they develop a truce. But can their truce become a relationship?

Meanwhile, Dusty’s desperate enemy intends to use the confused, attractive patient to his own multiple advantages — and Dathan always fights dirty. How far will Verdeville’s bad boy go to get what he wants?

How long will the woman (who thinks her name is Georgette Heyer) continue to believe she’s living in Regency times?

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Amazon Review Excerpts

From Ruffy:

“…It is a page turner trying to figure out what will happen next. Loved it. A nice clean romance like the old days. I really liked there was no explicit sex scenes and no [bad] language. Although Mr Earl had a temper and used a few imaginative words to show his displeasure.”

From N. Wolter:

“I loved the concept of the plot — imaginative rendering of Regency-Contemporary. Jeff knows how to capture a setting and nuances of characters. You hit this one out of the park — Jane Austen would’ve loved it!”

From Writerman2007:

“You don’t have to like Regency romance novels to enjoy this book. It’s partly about a modern young woman who wakes up from a car accident thinking it is 1813 and she is living out the life she has read about in such novels. * * * Lots of plot twists, some great action scenes with suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat…and certainly romance.”

[JLS # 290]

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About jeff7salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Twelve completed novels and five completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015, "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015, "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015, "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014, "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014, "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014, "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014, "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013, "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013, "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013, "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012, "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012. Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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6 Responses to Introducing The Duchess of Earl

  1. jbrayweber says:

    This sounds like FUN! I’m definitely adding it to my TBR list. Great cover! CONGRATS on your newest release, Jeff!

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeff7salter says:

      thanks, Jenn. Amanda Matthews did my cover — it’s her third time to bring visual life to one of my titles.
      I’m hoping this story will attract the eyes of Regency readers… even though it’s not a regency per se. We’ll see.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Congratulations on yet another release! What a unique concept. I’ll have to check it out soon.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeff7salter says:

      Thanks, Patty.
      Thought my story is NOT a Regency, I’m hoping the fact that it flirts with several Regency contexts that readers of that genre might become interested enough to give it a try.

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  3. Congratulations, Jeff! Another on my TBR list!

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