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BOLD LADIES - The exciting new series from Emma V. Leech, the multi-award winning Amazon Top 10 romance writer.

Inside each shy and isolated young woman beats the heart of a lioness, a passionate person willing to risk everything for her dream, if she can find the courage to start. When these overlooked young women make a pact to change their lives, anything can happen.

Ten Women - Ten Unexpected Challenges. Who Will Dare To Risk Everything?

Challenging a Duke
Dreams of true love and happily ever after.

Love dreams are all well and good, but all Prunella Chuffington-Smythe wants is to publish her novel. Marriage at the cost of her independence is something she will not consider. She has tasted success writing under an assumed name for The Ladies weekly magazine, where her alter ego is achieving notoriety and fame, which Prue is quite fond of.

A duty that has to be borne...

Robert Adolphus, the Duke of Bedwin, was in no hurry to get married, he already did it once and a repeat of that disaster is the last thing he wants. However, an heir is a necessary evil for a duke and he cannot dodge it. A dark reputation precedes him, as his first wife may have died young, but the scandals that the beautiful, vivacious, spiteful creature provided society have not followed. He must find a wife. A wife who would be neither pretty nor vivacious, but sweet and plain, and sure to stay out of trouble.

Dare to do something drastic

The sudden interest of a certain sleazy duke is as disconcerting as it is undesirable. She's not going to throw her ambitions aside to marry a scoundrel now that her plans for self-sufficiency and freedom are coming to fruition. If she clearly shows the man that she is not the flower he is looking for, will that be enough to put an end to his intentions? When Prue is challenged by her friends to do something drastic, it seems like the perfect opportunity to kill two birds.
However, Prue can't help but be intrigued by the rogue who inspired so many of her novels. Usually, he played the role of the handsome rake, destined to destroy his plucky heroine. But will it really be the plot's villain this time, or could it be the hero?

Finding out will be dangerous, but it could inspire your best story to date.

**** Warning: This book contains a careful selection of quiet determination, tight-lipped mouth, and (almost) insurmountable levels of tension. While coupled with the presence of occasionally descriptive sexual encounters, we're pleased to point out that this book - and series - is by no means approaching the erotica. ****

It was the winter of 2010, with the mists rolling across the fields and night creeping through the woods that surrounded his home in southwest France, that his thoughts turned to writing, and more specifically - vampires.
She wanted to write from a very young age and made several attempts as a teenager, but never managed to finish anything. Back in the Dordogne a few years later it happened very naturally. Since that day, she has written ten novels and as many short stories. 2017 marks the year she finally gets to live her dream and write full-time, and she doesn't want to miss a minute of it!
She has lived in rural France since 1998, quite a shock for a girl who has lived her whole life outside of London. She survived French plumbing, looting cows, falling through rotten planks, and three home births (while the midwife sat downstairs talking to her other half and drinking red wine). Now she has three adorable daughters, four cats, a wild imagination and a very patient husband. She cannot live without music, chocolate or English tea bags.

limited edition

Challenging a Duke

SKU: 0004
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