Kindle #Freebie • LARKEN • Sweet Victorian Romance!

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LarkenMonday, August 31st through Wednesday, September 2nd, my sweet Victorian romance, Larken, is a freebie at Amazon! If you like sweet historical romance with a touch of mystery and suspense, this one is for you. ~ S.G. Rogers

Blurb: The sole survivor of a train accident, young Larken Burke is dubbed the Miracle Orphan. Four years later, however, her life is far from fortunate. Because of her emotional and physical scars, she believes she’s not marriageable. With little hope for the future, she agrees to wed a gentleman she’s never met. Unfortunately, his aloof manner proves difficult to bear.

Marked by romantic tragedy and the loss of his brother, Brandon King has forsworn marriage. Obliged to take in a ward, he advertises for a bride to raise the boy. Since the union is to be a marriage in name only, his criteria are youthful age, a certain level…

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Countdown Deal • A Gift for Fiona • #99cents

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AG4Fcover With one sister married and another soon to be engaged, Fiona Robinson worries she’ll be on the shelf. She pins her hopes on a handsome viscount, but his unexpected proposal to another girl hands her a stinging and demoralizing defeat. A new acquaintance awakens all her senses–until she realizes he’s related to the girl who stole her beau. On the heels of her public humiliation, should Fiona instead consider marriage to a much older man whom she could never love?

Fiona’s unconventional, earthy looks and mischievous personality appeal to Rory Braithwaite much more than any other woman he’s ever met. Unfortunately, his sister has been the means of ruining Fiona’s happiness. Can he convince Fiona of his sincerity before she makes a mistake she’ll regret for the rest of her life…and his?

This sweet Victorian romance, set in 1876 England, is having a countdown sale! From Tuesday, August 25th to…

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Excerpt from THE MANNEQUIN

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MannequinFINALBlurb: Aubrey Whittingham lost everything when his family drowned in a ferryboat accident, including the will to live. His neighbor, Rosamund, tries desperately to bring him back from the brink of despair, but the beastly young duke fights her every step of the way. His feelings for her deepen, and when she departs for London, he vows to regain his health and woo her properly. Unfortunately, she disappears before he has the chance.

Rosamund is admired and praised as a mannequin for an exclusive London modiste, but her life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Now, just when happiness seems within her grasp, jealous rivals conspire to ruin her dreams.

Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever achieve a fairy-tale ending?

Excerpt:

“The best physicians in London can’t find anything wrong with him physically, but his emotional state is extraordinarily precarious,” the vicar…

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Yeah, it’s #FREE • KIRA

NEWKIRACOVERFINALKira is a coming-of-age tale, a sword-and-sorcery saga, and the prequel to my Yden Trilogy. It’s also absolutely free, on Amazon, BN.com, Smashwords, iBook, and Kobo. Follow the links, below, for your free download. If you enjoy the story, don’t forget to leave a review! ~ S.G. Rogers

Blurb:

Poisoned by an enemy, a young female warrior struggles to find an antidote before she succumbs to enslavement. At the same time, she’s desperate to save Dorsit, a Leopard Clan wizard whose youth and magic has been stolen by a murderous wizard on a rampage. As Kira’s homeland is invaded by bloodthirsty legions, she flees across the country in a bid to reach the Mirrum Mountain nymphs and a legendary cure.

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At the hot spring, Kira stripped off her clothes, loosened her tight braids, and dove into the pool. Since men were required to bath in the river on the far side of the encampment, she was assured of privacy. The crystal clear water was warm enough to release curls of steam into the air, and Kira felt her muscles relax and her aches lessen. She rubbed liquid soap into her scalp and skin, letting the clear water carry the bubbles away. The fragrant lilac soap was her own concoction. Infused with various essential oils, it left her skin and hair clean and allowed her to comb her hair afterward without snarls.

Once she’d scrubbed away the dirt and blood, she floated on her back with her eyes closed and tried unsuccessfully to forestall a crushing sense of loneliness. Although she’d devoted herself to training as a warrior her entire life, she’d begun to chafe at the role. Lately, she’d begun to notice men and to wish they’d notice her. But I’m a warrior, and the only thing I know how to do is to fight.

Never before had Kira felt the lack of maternal guidance so keenly. Kirana Teryn Szul had died giving birth to her, so Kira had no memories of her mother whatsoever. She pictured the small painting of her mother next to her bed. As a child, she used to talk to the image when nobody was around and wish her mother would respond. Eager for advice about men, Kira would have even welcomed the counsel of a water nymph at the moment. The few nymphs who’d lived in the hot spring had decamped for the river, however, when they realized where the males could be found. Usually she avoided the flirtatious nymphs, but they did have a knack for displaying their charms. Although she wasn’t about to prance around stark naked, she could stand to make a few changes. For one thing, she could wear her long dark hair loose and unbraided. Furthermore, Kysandra was right; she didn’t have to wear her combat binder all the time. Her sister had given her a binder designed to enhance her blossoming femininity instead of hiding it. Reye was a lost cause, evidently, but he wasn’t the only handsome Nomad warrior in the Territory. Perhaps she could also learn to conduct a pleasant conversation about something other than swordplay or combat.

An unfamiliar masculine voice shattered her reverie.

“Are you a water nymph?”

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Exciting novella-length prequel to the Yden trilogy, available FREE from Amazon, Smashwords, BN.com, Kobo, and iTunes, too!

#FREEBIE August 15 – 16 • DUKE OF A GILDED AGE

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FINALDOGAcoverDuke of a Gilded Age is a novel that took me a long time to write because of the extensive research involved. In addition to traditional Victorian-era manners and etiquette, I needed to know the challenges involved in Trans-Atlantic travel from America to England, what New York looked like in the summer of 1890, and what sorts of music and food were common. Perhaps more importantly, the story line of how an American-born duke would fit in to English society appealed to me very much. To my way of thinking, a young fellow who grew up in the rough-and-tumble melting pot of Brooklyn would have a far different attitude than a lad who’d always known he would inherit a title one day. Wesley Parker is brash and often bold (except where women are concerned) and not afraid of a bare knuckle fight if the need arises.

Duke of a Gilded…

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THE MANNEQUIN • All the World’s a Stage

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800px-Venice_Carnival_-_Masked_Lovers_(2010)“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players…”
William Shakespeare

In The Mannequin, similar to this quote from As You Like It, the characters seem to have particular roles to play. The heroine is a Poor Relation and the hero is a Beastly Duke, but neither one has been cast quite properly and it’s up to circumstance to sort them out.

After Aubrey Whittingham’s family drowns in a ferry boat accident, he descends into the depths of despair…perhaps never to return. His grandmother, the dowager duchess, hires Rosamund as a companion in a desperate bid to reach the young duke before he wastes away. Having lost her own parents, the girl is uniquely qualified to understand Aubrey’s pain…if he’ll let her.

Like any wounded animal, Aubrey snarls and lashes out at his rescuer, but Rosamund has grown used to insults from living with…

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FREEBIE • Young Adult Sword & Sorcery • KIRA

NEWKIRACOVERFINALYou know you want it.  And now it’s free at Smashwords…in .epub format. Go HERE for your free copy, and follow Kira’s journey as she tries to survive the invasion of her homeland.

Blurb: Poisoned by an enemy, a young woman struggles to find an antidote before she succumbs to enslavement. At the same time, she’s desperate to save Dorsit, a Leopard Clan wizard whose youth and magic has been stolen by a murderous wizard on a rampage. As Kira’s homeland is invaded by bloodthirsty legions, she flees across the country in a bid to reach the Mirrum Mountain nymphs and a legendary cure. Hunted by shadow hounds, an army of Cyclopes, and an evil jinn, will her wits and skill as a warrior be enough to survive?

Coming Soon • The Mannequin

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11224637_858361934201328_3903235829680142596_oI have a new title available for pre-order, called The Mannequin!

Blurb:

Aubrey Whittingham lost everything when his family drowned in a ferryboat accident, including the will to live. His neighbor Rosamund tries desperately to bring him back from the brink of despair, but the beastly young duke fights her every step of the way. His feelings for her deepen, and when she departs for London, he vows to regain his health and woo her properly. Unfortunately, she disappears before he has the chance.

Rosamund is admired and praised as a mannequin for an exclusive London modiste, but her life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Now, just when happiness seems within her grasp, jealous rivals conspire to ruin her dreams.

Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever achieve a fairytale ending?

The release date is September 3rd, but it’s specially priced…

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#99Cent Countdown Deal • Lord Apollo & the Colleen

ApollocoverfinalUpdate: Sorry for the double post, but the original ending date was wrong. We’re all good now!

Grab an end-of-summer bargain! Lord Apollo & the Colleen is only $0.99 for three days (Thursday, July 30th through Saturday, August 1st).

Blurb: Five years after his supposed death, Theo King has returned to Graceling Hall…but a mystery remains. A stranger is buried in his grave, and nobody knows if his death was accidental…or murder. As Theo resumes his former life, the dead man’s sister shows up on his doorstep to hold him accountable. If he helps this Irish spitfire solve the mystery, will she finally leave him in peace?

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“Did you know someone has been leaving flowers on your grave for years?” Brandon asked. “I think you’ve a secret admirer.”

Theo frowned. “If I’ve been the cause of any heartache, I’m devastated.”

“On the other hand, when the lady in question learns you’re alive, she’ll be overjoyed,” Larken said.

“I wonder who it could be? I believe we’ve a mystery on our hands,” Rowe said.

“The matter may never be resolved,” Clarissa said.

“Indeed, it may not,” Theo said. “I daresay no lovestruck ladies will ever show up on my doorstep.”

A commotion in the entrance hall drew his attention just then as a young woman remonstrated with the butler to let her pass. Rowe gave Theo a startled glance. “Perhaps you spoke too soon?”

When the argument continued, Theo set down his cup. “It seems Seagate needs help.” Before he could take more than a few steps, however, a dark-haired woman dashed through the doorway.

“Which one o’ ye is Theodore King?” Her Irish brogue was thicker than the froth floating on top of the hot cider.

“Sorry, sir, but she wouldn’t take no for an answer.” The butler grabbed the woman by the arm.

“It’s all right. Let her go, Seagate,” Theo said.

“As you wish, sir.”

The woman wrenched herself free from the butler’s grasp and glared at him. “I’ve half a mind to slap ye for puttin’ your hands on me, ye big galoot.”

Theo caught Seagate’s eye and dismissed him with a movement of his head. After the butler left, he bowed to the newcomer.

“Theodore King, at your service.”

“Are ye nigh? My name is Megan Shields, and you’re responsible for the death o’ my brother.”

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Larken (Volume One of the Graceling Hall series)

LarkenThe sole survivor of a train accident, young Larken Burke is dubbed the Miracle Orphan. Four years later, however, her life is far from fortunate. Because of her emotional and physical scars, she believes she’s not marriageable. With little hope for the future, she agrees to wed a gentleman she’s never met. Unfortunately, his aloof manner proves difficult to bear.

Marked by romantic tragedy and the loss of his brother, Brandon King has forsworn marriage. Obliged to take in a ward, he advertises for a bride to raise the boy. Since the union is to be a marriage in name only, his criteria are youthful age, a certain level of intellect, good breeding, and that the girl shouldn’t be so ill-favored she would embarrass him in society. To his dismay, he gets more than he’d bargained for.

Will it take a miracle for Mr. and Mrs. King to fall in love, or is their marriage another accident waiting to happen?

Bestselling Larken is available at Amazon HERE for $0.99. Buy the audiobook at Audible.com HERE, Amazon HERE, and iTunes HERE

Written flights of fancy, historical romance, and adventure from author S.G. Rogers

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