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Erica Monroe’s I Spy a Duke will be on sale for $0.99 from July 25th through August 6th.  The first time this book has been on sale since its 2015 release, Book 1 of the Covert Heiresses series usually sells for $3.99. So if you like a little mystery with your historical Regency romance, now is a good time to grab I Spy A Duke!


About I Spy a Duke

In the first Covert Heiresses novel, a governess with a desire for revenge enters into a marriage of convenience with a duke with more secrets than she anticipated…


When bluestocking Vivian Loren becomes the governess for the wealthy Spencer family, she’s searching for clues about the murder of her brother, not a husband. But Vivian didn’t count on James Spencer, the infuriatingly handsome Duke of Abermont.


As head of Britain’s elite intelligence agency, James has no time to woo a wife. When he discovers Vivian’s quest for answers has made her a pawn in a treacherous plot, James realizes they can help each other. She’ll become his duchess, and he’ll keep her safe from one of Napoleon’s deadliest spies.
What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes anything but, as they find out love is the most dangerous mission of all.


Excerpt from I Spy a Duke

***In this excerpt, after an encounter with James the night before, Vivian has second thoughts about having accepted the governess job under false pretenses.***

She was a terrible person.

She had to be. Because only a truly terrible person would sit there for an hour with the Duke of Abermont, listening to him pour his heart out, and still lie to him.

Vivian could almost still taste the brandy on her tongue from the finger they’d taken together last night. To survivors, he’d said, but she didn’t feel like a survivor. The life she’d known—the stability she’d once prided herself on—had disappeared the night she’d had to identify his mangled body in the coroner’s office.

Smoothing a hand down her walking dress, she took a seat on a bench in the rambling garden of the Abermont estate. A few paces in front of her, her young charge Thomas Spencer squatted down on the ground, picking up various small pebbles that made up the rocky path. Every now and then, he looked back at her, as if needing confirmation that she was still there. As if somehow, even at the tender age of five, he still could sense that her time here was limited. That she was poised to flee at any moment.

This was all a ruse, and she had no right to dream about it becoming permanent.


Review Quotes:

 “Monroe creates an entertaining albeit slightly dark world filled with spies, humor, wit, intrigue, suspense, and an emotionally rich romance. Though heavily character driven, Monroe does a wonderful job of balancing the dynamic characterization of her characters with a story rich in details and plotlines.” –Smexy Books

“Filled with intrigue, danger, spies, loss,grief, secrets, passion, engaging characters, to say the least and of course romance, passion and finally finding love amongst grief and angst…feisty, dangerous and courageous females makes this a not to miss series.” –My Book Addiction

“A quick moving espionage subplot coupled with liberally peppered humor, introspection, kindness and simmering attraction adds to the momentum of this novel. Showcasing this author’s writing talent and marvelous imagination I Spy a Duke could easily be called I Spy a Great Read!” –Jenerated Reviews

“I get as giddy as a schoolgirl when an Erica Monroe Historical is going to be released! Ms. Monroe always makes the time period and the British settings come alive with the glorious details that she provides. And then her characters are so engaging: serious, vulnerable, and loyal.” –Lightning City Book Reviews


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This sale of I Spy a Duke is part of a cross promotional sale with authors Emma Locke (The Trouble With Being Wicked), Christina McKnight (Hidden No More) and Kirsten Blacketer (The Jewel of Winter) who also have titles for $0.99 during this time.  If you want to check out these books also, click on the covers:

The Trouble with Being WickedHidden No MoreThe Jewel of Winter






Author Information

Erica MonroeThe professional details

Erica Monroe is a USA Today Bestselling Author of emotional, suspenseful romance. Her debut novel, A Dangerous Invitation, has been nominated in the published historical category for the prestigious 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense. When not writing, she can be found watching television, reading, or thrift shopping. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and a cat. She can be reached online at ericamonroe.com.

Erica is a member of Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death Romantic Suspense, The Beau Monde, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Historical Romance Network.

The not-so-serious details

Erica Monroe has the vocabulary of a hardened sailor and a soul forged by fire. She’s a feminist, a revolution girl, and an unrepentant fangirl. Her obsessions are varied but passionate, ranging from soap operas (General Hospital), comic books (Batgirl and Birds of Prey are her favorites), nitty gritty factoids about crime in nineteenth century England (if it’s about thieves, prostitutes, or murderers, she’s there), and television (too many shows to name). She speaks often in GIFs and all caps.

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