Wednesday, December 3, 2014

~~Author Wednesdays-Dominique Eastwick!!~~

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Happy Wednesday everyone!! It's time for Author Wednesdays at For Whom The Books Toll. My guest today is Dominique Eastwick. *clap, clap, clap*  Welcome Dominique and thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to be here today.

Below is a quick Paragraph about why I wrote this story :)

When I wrote Duke and the Virgin (Book 1 in the House of Lords series) I never thought it would be more then a one off. The 1 Night Stand series had taken place in so many time periods, with so many different genres included but never in regency. So I started thinking why not regency?  Yes the social structures were tighter during that time but it gave me a challenge. After Duke released the publisher and my editor ask if I wouldn't consider making it a series. For weeks I couldn't think how I would make that happen--then during a friendly game of SPOONS *Note to all readers spoons in always cut throat and never friendly* It came to me the other member of the poker game. Only one had been names but that meant I had room to play. So The House of Lords series was born. And now that I am three book in I simple love the time and these characters. I only hope the reader will enjoy these short stories as well. :)

Title: The Earl and His Virgin Countess
Author: Dominique Eastwick
Series: The House of Lords Book 3
Publisher: Decadent Publishing-A 1 Night Stand Regency
Length: 86 pages
ISBN: 9781613337707

Lord Andrew Masterson, Earl of Windenshire has had a string of bad luck with women. While his best friends are all getting leg-shackled, he can’t seem to get a lady to stay in his presence long enough to court them. Not sure what he might be doing wrong, he turns to Madame Evangeline, hoping she can help him change his luck.

Betrothed since before her birth to Lord Masterson, Miss Miranda Beauchamp has prepared to be his countess ever since. Although the Earl of Windenshire maintains her upkeep and pays for everything she needs, she might as well not exist for all the attention he pays her. Determined to break the marriage contract, she’ll go to desperate measures to achieve her goal, even if it means losing her virginity to do so.

Can Madame Eve show Andrew and Miranda there is more than a contract between them? Or will family secrets and years of hurt be too much for the earl and his virgin countess to overcome?

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“Yes, please. Perhaps it’s unladylike to admit, but I am starving.”

He smiled, taking her plate. “It’s actually quite refreshing. I grow tired of petite young things who eat nothing and pass out at a drop of the hat.”

“I am neither young nor petite.”

No, she had curves in all the right places. Making sure it wasn’t ignored, his cock twitched as it hardened. “You seem perfect to me.”

“Ha! Far from perfect.” Again her lips formed the tantalizing O before she asked, “Did you put something in my tea?”

“I did not.”

“Then I have no excuse for my behavior.”

He laughed that time, filling her plate with a bit of everything. “You have done nothing in need of excusing.”

“But I would have thought you’d prefer a perfect woman.” Her eyes clouded with what appeared to be confusion. He supposed it wasn’t too hard to believe; a peer of the realm would be looking for what society considered would be important in a mate. He handed her the plate laden with delicacies and far more food than he had ever seen any woman eat.

“Thank you, milord—Andrew.”

“You’re welcome. Now, indulge me.” he said, retaking his seat in the high back chair. “What do you think is perfection?”

“I believe....” Taking a bite, she contemplated the question. “Perfection for you would be a woman who is well-mannered and carries herself with decorum at all times. She is the perfect hostess. She does delicate needlework, plays the pianoforte, and sings beautifully. She would complement you, if on your arm, and would never argue.”

What she described sounded like a paper doll. A woman with no thoughts of her own. He didn’t want a vacant vessel in his bed only for the purpose of begetting children; he wanted a partner. Andrew yearned to have a woman look at him the way Llysa and Chandra looked at their men. Both women stood up to their lordly men, all the while complementing and supporting Wolfe and Simon. “Sounds bloody boring, if you ask me.”


“Might as well be with a living statue. I’ll bet this woman would also stare at the ceiling and think about England while I drive into her.”

She choked on her bite. “I suppose she just might.”

“And she probably eats enough to stay barely alive, ties her corset too tight, and then faints at the slightest hint of impropriety.”

“Oh dear, yes, into the most dainty faints possible.”

“I would rather face the guillotine than endure a woman of that sort.” Setting his food aside, he turned his attention fully on her. Her face lit up as they continued to banter back and forth, showing none of the disgust she’d found for him earlier. Standing, he grabbed her plate while ignoring her protest. “Would you condemn me to such a cavernous, empty life, Miranda?”


“Utter and complete boredom.” He sat on the edge of the seat next to her. “Somehow I have a feeling you could never bore me.”

“Well, but then, I am not perfect.” 

Author Bio:

Dominique Eastwick currently calls North Carolina home with her husband, two children, one crazy lab and one lazy cat. Dominique spent much of her early life moving from state to state as a Navy Brat, because of that traveling is one of her favorite past times. When not writing you can find Dominique behind the lens of her camera following her second

Where you can Find Dominique:
Twitter @dominieastwick

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Meet the House of Lords

The DUKE His Grace Wolfe Thane, Duke of Foxhaven (The Duke and the Virgin)

The MARQUIS Lord Simon James Winston, Marquis of Breckinridge (The Mistress and the Marquis)

The EARL Lord Andrew Masterson, Earl of Windenshire (The Earl and the Virgin Countess)

The VISCOUNT Lord Jonathon Railey, Viscount of Aunton (The Viscount and the Heiress.)

Thanks again Dominique for being here today and sharing about your book The Earl and His Virgin Countess.

Please visit Dominique's website and check out all of her other books. Dominique is giving one lucky commenter their choice of e-book from her backlist. All you need to do is comment about your favorite Dominique book, or if you haven't read any of Dominique's books, which book would you most like to read.  Don't forget to include your email addy so you can be contacted to get your book!

Stop back next Wednesday when Lori King will be stopping by.

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