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Excerpt from DEVIL TAKE THE DUKE by Sandra Sookoo

Only discovering truth and genuine love can bring clarity, hope… and happily ever after.


He accepts her but doesn’t love her... Donovan James Arthur Sinclair, 8th duke of Manchester, is cursed to roam the Earth as a wolf-shifter. He doesn’t mind the beast most days, for the life of a duke is quite splendid, but it is trying if he’s honest with himself. When he saves a country miss from an out-of-control carriage in a rural village, it occurs to him that he might be wrong.

She loves him but cannot accept what he truly is... Miss Alice Morrowe, is blind and firmly on the shelf, unloved and unwanted by nearly everyone she’s ever met. While she’s happy with her life, she wants acceptance for who she is. When she is thrown to the ground in a tangle of limbs by a very naked man amidst a thunder of hooves, she cannot help but wonder if her life is about to change.

A marriage of convenience that’s anything but... In her, Donovan sees a way to break his curse if he can seduce her into love. In him, Alice finds solace and the thrill of romance. She’s only too happy to wed him and grasp a life she’s always wanted, but is her love what he needs to banish the beast within? Emotions run high when things don’t turn out the way they’ve each planned. Only discovering truth and genuine love can bring clarity, hope… and happily ever after.

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In the author's words . . .

This is the first book in a brand new series, and I'm so excited to bring it to you! I've blended the glittering world of the London ton during Regency times with the paranormal. In these books you'll meet the Lords of the Night, all heroes who have been cursed to become a different type of paranormal being. You'll also meet the extraordinary women who have the courage to love them.

Enjoy a sneak peek from Devil Take the Duke

by Sandra Sookoo

“It’s best that I remain a stranger.” Gently, she slipped her hand from his. Never had she been left at sixes and sevens in the presence of a man. It was odd, and every moment she spent in his company left her heartbeat tripping out an excited rhythm.

He snorted. “I’d rather know the identity of the woman I rescued, the woman who makes certain I don’t embarrass myself any further than I already have.”

Did that mean he felt sorry he’d asked for a tryst or that he’d appeared in the village sans clothes?

Confliction bounced through her brain. It was unlikely they’d ever meet again, so what did withholding her name matter? “Miss Alice Morrowe. I’m nobody, and by tomorrow, you’ll have forgotten all about me. People always do.” The muscles of her stomach clenched. What a sad commentary of her life, that she couldn’t make a singular impression on anyone. “I’ve become used to it, so you needn’t do the pretty or lie to me.” Heat infused her cheeks at the admission. That she’d say such a thing to a relative stranger horrified her.

“That’s where you are wrong.” Once more he availed himself of her hand. “Today, you are someone, for I don’t concern myself with people who don’t matter.”

So says the ego of a duke. Before Alice could form a response, he applied the veriest pressure and tugged her to him. His face came vaguely into view. He had the dearest dimple in his left cheek, and then he brushed his lips against hers in an oh too brief kiss—her first kiss. Finally, she—Alice Minerva Morrowe, firmly on the shelf at the age of thirty—experienced the pleasing press of a man’s lips to hers.

The duke pulled away. He released her hand and left the area so quickly she barely noticed he’d departed. Perhaps that was due to standing so still with shock. She cocked her head and listened, but there was no hiss of grass blades bending beneath the soles of his feet, no crunch of dirt or gravel when he gained the road. There was nothing left of him except the lingering warmth on her lips.

Well, this is no longer an ordinary day.

End of Excerpt

Copyright © by Sandra Sookoo

Learn more by visiting the author's website. DEVIL TAKE THE DUKE released January 15, 2019 from Blue Tulip Publishing.

"There is so much to this story that will bring out many emotions and pull you into an intriguing world. Sandra Sookoo brings this tale alive with her wonderful imagination and amazing descriptive words! Prepare to be immersed until you turn the last page. Cannot wait for more in this series and you do not want to miss it!! ." —Amazon Reader

"Loved it! Kept me reading late into the night to finish. Great pacing without feeling rushed. Can't wait for the next in the series. " —Amazon Reader

Meet the Author

Sandra Sookoo is a USA Today bestselling author who firmly believes every person deserves acceptance and a happy ending. She creates scandal and mischief in the Regency-era, serendipity and happenstance in the Victorian era, or humor in the contemporary world. Most recently she infuses her books with mystery and intrigue. A Disney fan since the age of ten, nothing fuels her dreams more than the land of eternal happy endings, hope and love stories.

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Devil Takes the Duke by Sandra Sookoo

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Paranormal

Type: Novel

Heat Level: 4

Language Level: 2

Violence Level: 2

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