Release Day: When Good Earls Go Bad by Megan Frampton

When Good Earls Go Bad
A Victorian Valentine’s Day Novella
By Megan Frampton
On sale from Avon Impulse; February 3, 2015; ISBN 9780062380319; $1.99

As the site manager of one of the most popular romance blogs on the Internet, Heroes and Heartbreakers, Megan Frampton makes a business of knowing what romance readers love most. And with WHEN GOOD EARLS GO BAD, she has used that knowledge to write a delightfully fun and sexy novella! Frampton’s Dukes Behaving Badly series is back, though this time it’s an earl who’s meeting his match.
What’s a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it’s his new housekeeper! She’s a far cry from the gray-haired woman he expected. Matthew is no fan of surprises, and Annabelle Tyne is pure temptation. Perhaps he shouldn’t have had her hired sight unseen.

Annabelle, co-owner of the Quality Employment Agency, is no housekeeper, but she wasn’t about to lose a potential client simply because there was no one to fit the bill. Imagine her shock when the Earl arrives at his London townhome and she’s awoken in the night by the most attractive man she’s ever seen.

Matthew is a man who lives life by the rules, but sometimes rules are made to be broken…and being bad can be very, very good.


Excerpt


“While it’s not precisely true that nobody is here, because I am, in fact, here, the truth is that there is no one here who can accommodate the request.”

The man standing in the main area of the Quality Employment Agency didn’t leave. She’d have to keep on, then.

“If I weren’t here, then it would be even more in question, since you wouldn’t know the answer to the question one way or the other, would you? So I am here, but I am not the proper person for what you need.”

The man fidgeted with the hat he held in his hand. But still did not take her hint. She would have to persevere.

“I suggest you leave the information, and we will endeavor to fill the position when there is someone here who is not me.” Annabelle gave a short nod of her head as she finished speaking, knowing she had been absolutely clear in what she’d said. If repetitive. So it was a surprise that the man to whom she was speaking was staring back at her, his mouth slightly opened, his eyes blinking behind his owlish spectacles. His hat now held very tightly in his hand.

Perhaps she should speak more slowly.

“We do not have a housekeeper for hire,” she said, pausing between each word. “I am the owner, not one of the employees for hire.”

Now the man’s mouth had closed, but it still seemed as though he did not understand.

“I do not understand,” he said, confirming her very suspicion. “This is an employment agency, and I have an employer who wishes to find an employee. And if I do not find a suitable person within . . .” and at this he withdrew a pocket watch from his

Praise for Megan Frampton

Exquisitely written, fast-paced, and -- I would not dare call them sex scenes -- the lovemaking is sublimely erotic, sensual, and deliciously wicked. Megan Frampton was a new author to me, and with WHEN EARLS GO BAD, she has gained a new devoted fan. A must- read for historical fiction lovers!”
   — Fresh Fiction


Frampton superbly balances passion with humor, avoiding cliché through rich characterization. The result is warm, kindhearted, and utterly delightful.”
— Publishers Weekly *Starred Review*

Frampton’s enchanting tale of a lively governess and desolate duke is just what historical readers cherish—a humorous, touching, fast-paced and sensual love story. Frampton has what it takes to become a fan favorite.”
— RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Frampton’s romance has charm to spare, and readers will find it impossible to resist her flawless characterization, fanciful plotting, and deliciously fizzy wit.”
— Booklist

This witty and sexy romp is wildly swoon-worthy. Megan Frampton’s delightful characters and delicious sense of humor always entertain!”
   — Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author

Megan Frampton’s talent just sizzles off the page.”
   — Award-winning author Andrea Pickens (aka Cara Elliott)




About Megan Frampton
Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women’s fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and son. You can visit her website at www.meganframpton.com . She tweets as @meganf, and is at Facebook at facebook.com/meganframptonbooks.



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