Shannon Stacey

Win a copy of Wanted: Mail-Order Mistress by Deborah Hale

Even though I buy all of my books digitally now, I remain unable to go into Walmart without lingering in the book aisle. And when I saw Wanted: Mail-Order Mistress, I had to buy it. Not only because Deb Hale—one of the most awesome people on the planet—wrote it, but because the cover’s so pretty. And the back cover copy’s so intriguing! Since I already have my digital copy, I’m going to give away this shiny new paperback version.

To enter, tell me the last historical romance you read that you loved! (Because my TBR pile isn’t huge enough already.) Tomorrow morning, around this time, I’ll pick a random winner.

Betrayed by his first wife, Simon Grimshaw won’t marry again. But sultry nights in Singapore can be lonely—nothing a beautiful English mistress wouldn’t fix!

Bethan Conway answers an advert to become a wife, believing it will help her secret search for her missing brother. But Simon isn’t the ugly old man she was expecting. He’s a hot-blooded bachelor who wants a woman in his bed—a position Bethan’s more and more tempted to fill!

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21 comments to “Win a copy of Wanted: Mail-Order Mistress by Deborah Hale”

  1. Clarissa Pereira
      · April 19th, 2011 at 10:20 am · Link

    The last Historical Romance I read was Ransom by Julie Garwood. She’s been writing since before I was born and the fact that the books that she wrote in the 80’s are still being reprinted tell us what a wonderful writer she is.

    Thanks Shannon for this contest. I can’t wait for Yours to Keep! This is my favorite cover among all 3 Kowalski books.

    Keep writing!

  2. Desere
      · April 19th, 2011 at 10:21 am · Link

    The Last Historical that I read that was unbelievable incredible was An Affair Without End by Candace Camp!

    I am not going to give away any spoilers (just incase you have read it) but is was pure brilliance !

    Thank you for a stunning giveaway !

  3. Jeana
      · April 19th, 2011 at 10:26 am · Link

    I’ve been doing some rereading of some old favorites but a new historical that i’ve read and loved would have to be Of Dukes and Deceptions by Wendy Soliman. I can’t even tell you why but I do know that I”m going to be reading more of her stuff. Most of my historical reads lately have all be rereads other than that one, and Proper Conduct by Shannon Donnelly and Under the Kissing Bough by Shannon Donnelley. After I read those two books by Shannon Donnelley I had to run out and buy the rest of her books…well not technically run since I purchased them all in ibooks for my ipod touch. But I’ve got tons of historical ebooks in my tbr pile and keep rereading old favorites.

  4. Chris Bails
      · April 19th, 2011 at 10:35 am · Link

    the last historical romance i read was Sabrina Jeffries “How To Woo a Reluctant Lady.” Loved the book and love the series. This is the 3rd book of the series and the other two books are just as good. I think there is 2 more books in the series. If you have not read any of her books try one. they are very good.

  5. allison geary
      · April 19th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    the last historical i read was by you ironically. becoming miss becky. awesome story

  6. Judy Latham
      · April 19th, 2011 at 11:00 am · Link

    I loved MAID TO MATCH by Deeanne Gist. The setting is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC….a place I’ve visited several times. Yes, the cast of characters do behave in Christian ways, but they are human, not preachy and the romance is very sweet.

  7. Carin
      · April 19th, 2011 at 11:00 am · Link

    Unveiled by Courtney Milan was the last historical I read, a couple months ago I think. I totally sucked me in and was a book I did not want to put down! Great read!

  8. Monie/Monica
      · April 19th, 2011 at 12:51 pm · Link

    The last historical I read was My Reckless Surrender by Anna Campbell. It was good. I read a wide variety of things.

  9. Lisa B
      · April 19th, 2011 at 1:39 pm · Link

    The last historical i’ve read was a re read of Julie Garwood’s Honour’s Splendour. I tracked it down on paperbackswap and as soon as i got it i sat down and read it again. I’d borrowed from the library some time ago. Been collecting her backlist for the past year or so. Her older historicals are supposed to be out as ebooks soon. You can’t go wrong with a Julie Garwood book.

    LIsa B
    Modokker at yahoo dot com

  10. Janna
      · April 19th, 2011 at 2:27 pm · Link

    I just finished Seducing an Angel by Mary Balogh. It is the last in the Huxtable series. It was absolutely fantastic. Loved every word. The entire series is spectacular and I highly recommend it.

    This is a great way to get the word out about other books. I haven’t heard some of the suggestions above so I will definitely check them out.



  11. Betty Lewis
      · April 19th, 2011 at 2:40 pm · Link

    The last historical I read was The Heiress by Lynsay Sands. It was awesome, as are all of her books. I read just about any genre, but historicals were my first love and will always be a favorite.

  12. Danielle Gorman
      · April 19th, 2011 at 5:17 pm · Link

    I know I’m late with it but I just read The Duke and I by Julia Quinn and loved it! I can’t wait to devour the rest of the series.

  13. peggy h
      · April 19th, 2011 at 8:35 pm · Link

    The last historical romance I read was Caroline Linden’s What a Rogue Desires.

    I bought this after reading RedHeadedGirl’s enthusiastic review on SBTB (though I admit that while I was tempted after reading the review, it was reading the author’s clever comment in that thread that sealed the deal!)

  14. Diane Sallans
      · April 19th, 2011 at 10:21 pm · Link

    It was either Madeline Hunter’s ‘By Possession’ or ‘Hester: The Missing Years of the Scarlet Letter’ by Paula Reed. Very different books even tho both are historical. ‘Wanted: Mail Order Mistress’ looks very interesting with a Singapore location – that’s quite unique. Would love to read it!

  15. Holly wright
      · April 19th, 2011 at 10:39 pm · Link

    I really loved eloisa james’ price of pleasure. All her books r great. Thanks!


  16. Linda Henderson
      · April 19th, 2011 at 11:17 pm · Link

    The last historical I read that I loved was Paula Quinn’s A Highlander Never Surrenders. You have to love those highlanders.

  17. Fedora
      · April 20th, 2011 at 12:48 am · Link

    Patricia Gaffney’s Outlaw in Paradise–it’s not Regency, but more American west… It was a real pleasure to read :)

  18. Debra
      · April 20th, 2011 at 2:38 am · Link

    Beauty Tamed The Beast…Awesome Read!!!
    Now on Highlanders…Swords and Kilts oh YAY!!!

  19. Shannon
      · April 20th, 2011 at 10:10 am · Link just picked a winner for me and it’s…

    Diane Sallans

    Yay, Diane! Email your mailing address to me (shannon @ shannonstacey . com) and I’ll send it out to you!

    And thank you for the great historical recs, everybody! I’ve been trying to read more lately, so this is a great list to have!

  20. Carol Donnermeyer
      · April 20th, 2011 at 11:04 am · Link

    ‘Hester: The Missing Years of the Scarlet Letter’ by Paula Reed

  21. Frannie
      · April 21st, 2011 at 7:31 am · Link

    Hi Shannon, I know I’m too late for the contest, but wanted to give you a couple of recommendations for historicals: Julie Ann Long’s “What I did for a Duke”, and Liz Carlyle’s “One Touch of Scandal.” Actually anything of theirs is a terrific read. I’m looking forward to your new book, having so much enjoyed the two previous Kowalski books, and am looking forward to getting hold of your backlist.

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