Monday, September 6, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE! His Wicked Celtic Kiss (Wicked Men of Rockland City #2) by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #ContemporaryRomance

 






It took just one teasing wink and a sexy Irish lilt from ‘bad boy’ Lorcan Byrne to turn Julie Barnes’s world upside down. 

After several dangerous years working as a soldier and a spy, Lorcan has stopped in Rockland City for some much-needed downtime. He’s only in town for six months, working for his extended family, and happily-ever-after isn’t in this world traveler’s vocabulary.

Julie has worked hard to change her life. But this handsome Irish charmer is just as enticing as any of the decadent cakes she sells, and she can’t resist the temptation of him. She’s planning to enjoy every second of their explosive chemistry—for as long as it lasts.

For his part, Lorcan didn’t count on meeting someone who could soothe his damaged heart and help heal his troubled soul. Never mind the searing attraction. But staying permanently in one place is not an option. However, Julie is determined to convince him that he has more to offer than just his ‘wicked Celtic kiss.’



NOW AVAILABLE! His Wicked Celtic Kiss (Wicked Men of Rockland City #2) by Karyn Gerrard






FROM THE AUTHOR:

Note on this book: It was previously published in 2014 with Crimson Romance
I rec'd the rights back in 2017. Crimson Romance is no longer in business. (Bought by Simon and Schuster in late 2016, closed in 2018)

Used paperbacks of the 2014 version are still floating out there. Not the same as this new edition.

I have completely revised this story.


A little about the series: The Wicked Men of Rockland City


Nestled on the Chesapeake Bay, in Rockland City, Maryland, this small industrial city has witnessed the struggle for dominance by two families: The De Lucas and the Barneses. For good or ill, their lives, and those associated with them, have intertwined for years.

 

The Barnes family represents law and order. The De Lucas embodies the complete opposite. Soon their various criminal enterprises overtake everyone’s lives with disastrous results. Once the smoke clears, the question remains of who will survive. Passions run high, so do old and new resentments—and old and new loves and friendships.



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Karyn Gerrard is a multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must. 

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keep her moving forward.


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

SALE! #99Cents He's the Wicked Bad (Wicked Men of Rockland City) by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #Contemporary #FamilySaga



Dark and brooding, Nick Crocetti was labeled a ‘bad boy’ from the moment he arrived in Rockland City. Now the owner of the bar, The Chief, whispers of criminal dealings and a murky past still swirl around him. Being alone suits Nick, until his high school fantasy enters his life once again.

 

Veronica Barnes is leaving behind a disastrous marriage along with her high-paying consulting career. Returning home, she is determined to follow a lifelong dream of opening a bakery. Meeting her secret high school crush, ‘the wicked bad’ Nick, stirs up her emotions in ways she never imagined.

 

Despite the mutual physical attraction—past and present—Nick and Veronica are wary, and, even though they would never admit it, —lonely. Breaking down the barriers of past heartbreak seem insurmountable, especially when the intimate bond moves toward something neither counted on—nor wanted. Acknowledging their feelings may be more than they bargained for. 


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FROM THE AUTHOR:

Note on this book: It was previously published in 2013 with Crimson Romance's Spicy line as The Wicked Bad. 
I rec'd the rights back in 2016. Crimson Romance is no longer in business. (Bought by Simon and Schuster in late 2016, closed in 2018)

Used paperbacks of the 2013 version are still floating out there. Not the same as this new edition.

I have completely revised this story. First off, He's the Wicked Bad is no longer erotic, this is a mainstream series. Meaning even though the hero is on a motorcycle, he is not part of a club, and this is not a dark romance.

So, just to reiterate: Not a dark or erotic romance, not a mafia of motorcycle club romance. This is a mainstream, family saga contemporary romance.



A little about the series: The Wicked Men of Rockland City


Nestled on the Chesapeake Bay, in Rockland City, Maryland, this small industrial city has witnessed the struggle for dominance by two families: The De Lucas and the Barneses. For good or ill, their lives, and those associated with them, have intertwined for years.

 

The Barnes family represents law and order. The De Lucas embodies the complete opposite. Soon their various criminal enterprises overtake everyone’s lives with disastrous results. Once the smoke clears, the question remains of who will survive. Passions run high, so do old and new resentments—and old and new loves and friendships.







Karyn Gerrard is a multi-published author, she loves to write sensual historical and contemporaries. Tortured heroes are an absolute must. 

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keep her moving forward.


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

BOOKBUB FEATURED DEAL! #FREE The Spinster and Mr. Glover (The Revised Edition) by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #TorturedHero #Historical





Anne Sommer, a spinster firmly on the shelf, does the unthinkable. She hires a man from the Blind Cupid brothel for several nights of scandalous pleasure. Anne wants the sensual memories to keep her company in the lonely years ahead. However, she did not expect the young man to move her in ways she never imagined.

Desmond Glover gives sexual gratification—for a price. An orphan whose childhood was mired in scandal and poverty; Desmond has learned to close off his emotions, especially with regard to his occupation. He did not count on a lonely spinster to awaken his hidden passion.

Not only do the years separate them, but so do their social standing. Can Anne and Desmond cross such a chasm and find mutual desire—or love?


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Karyn Gerrard is a multi-published author. She loves to write sensual historical and contemporary romances. Tortured heroes are an absolute must.

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keep her moving forward.
To learn more about Karyn and her books, visit  www.karyngerrard.com.



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Monday, July 26, 2021

SALE! #99Cents The Baron and the Mistress (The Rakes of St. Regent's Park 2) by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #Historical Limited Time!






THE BARON AND THE MISTRESS By Karyn Gerrard
The Rakes of St. Regent's Park #2




                                   


A shivering young woman leans against a lamppost on the most notorious street of ill repute in all London. 

 

Chastity Armitage is on the run from her lecherous stepfather. Desperate for food and lodging for her siblings, she takes to the streets. She never expected a tall, handsome man to appear from the mist and change her life forever. A choice lays before her: continue down the path of never-ending poverty or become the baron’s mistress.

 

Asher Colborne, Baron Wenlock, is shocked to discover the dressed-in-rags lady is Chastity Armitage, a young woman who had caught his attention at a ball three years past. Asher offers his assistance, but Chastity suggests a carnal contract. As a member of The Rakes of St. Regent’s Park, Asher is well aware of what such an agreement will portend.

 

Despite the scorching attraction, they decide to keep an emotionless business arrangement in place. That particular pact soon falls apart, as they cannot deny their feelings. Many obstacles lay in Chastity and Asher’s path. For the baron and the mistress, embracing true love will be the most challenging impediment they face. 





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Protecting the Duke
The Rakes of St, Regent's Park #1




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THE RAKES OF ST. REGENT'S PARK SERIES


In a private meeting place, in an old bank office behind Colosseum Terrace on Albany Street, a group of gentlemen attended a gathering. It had nothing to do whatsoever with financing, investments, or stocks—unless you counted moral bankruptcy. The central rules of this club: no serious attachments to anyone, and the pursuit of one’s own pleasures, especially of the carnal variety, were to be of the utmost importance.

But weariness and boredom were setting in. Along with something more worrying: loneliness. A disquiet of the soul. These bad boy peers of Victorian London were damaged, hiding their inner torture beneath a thin veneer of devil-may-care dissoluteness.

It takes an exceptional group of women to capture the hearts of such men. To see past the outer shell. The ladies are determined to live and love in their own way, with no relinquishment of their independence and no compromises. How satisfying to find that deep down, these progressive men are in total agreement.

 




 KNIGHT OF CHRISTMAS 
The Rakes of St. Regent's Park #3




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Karyn Gerrard is a multi-published author from Canada. She loves to write sensual historical and contemporary romances. Tortured heroes are an absolute must.

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keep her moving forward.
To learn more about Karyn and her books, visit  www.karyngerrard.com.



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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NEW RELEASE! Protecting the Duke (The Rakes of St. Regent's Park #1) by Karyn Gerrard @KarynGerrard #HistoricalRomance #LadySleuth #Excerpt

 



Cover art by The Write Designer




Blurb for PROTECTING THE DUKE (The Rakes of St. Regent's Park #1)


The fact that women couldn’t join the London Metropolitan Police was an injustice to Eleanora Galway. She found her way around such an obstacle: by forming a detective agency. When a note arrives from a duke concerning a mysterious and gruesome delivery, Eleanora agrees to investigate.


Despite the pursuit of pleasures by The Rakes of St. Regent’s Park, weariness and boredom were setting in. Along with stark loneliness. No one felt this more than Christian Bamford, Duke of Allenby. Once the Galway Agency arrives, Christian is fascinated by Eleanora and her razor-sharp deductive mind and bold confidence. She attracts him as no other woman has done before.


When Christian proposes assisting her with her inquiries, Eleanora initially balks. But the temptation of being in the darkly handsome duke’s company is hard to resist. Swept up into an adventure and a passion neither had counted on, the blending of unlikely lives, occupations, and societal standing seems insurmountable. But for the independent Eleanora and the progressive-minded Christian, nothing is impossible. Not even love.


THE RAKES OF ST. REGENT'S PARK SERIES


In a private meeting place, in an old bank office behind Colosseum Terrace on Albany Street, a group of gentlemen attended a gathering. It had nothing to do whatsoever with financing, investments, or stocks—unless you counted moral bankruptcy. The central rules of this club: no serious attachments to anyone, and the pursuit of one’s own pleasures, especially of the carnal variety, were to be of the utmost importance.

But weariness and boredom were setting in. Along with something more worrying: loneliness. A disquiet of the soul. These bad boy peers of Victorian London were damaged, hiding their inner torture beneath a thin veneer of devil-may-care dissoluteness.

It takes an exceptional group of women to capture the hearts of such men. To see past the outer shell. The ladies are determined to live and love in their own way, with no relinquishment of their independence and no compromises. How satisfying to find that deep down, these progressive men are in total agreement.

 

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“Are you otherwise engaged for this dance?” he asked her.

“No, I am not,” she replied frostily.

Yes, she is good.

Eleanora was every inch the glacial heiress right down to the posh accent. Her husky voice had his heart thumping against his ribcage. He held out his arm, and Eleanora lightly placed her hand upon it, allowing him to lead her to the dance floor.

“What are you doing,” she ground out softly through gritted teeth.

“I could ask you the same thing, Miss Galway.”

“I’m not a good dancer. You will expose my charade,” she whispered furiously.

Gathering her as close as propriety allowed, he immediately whirled her about the dance floor, a slight gasp of surprise leaving her luscious lips.

“I am an exceptional dancer, all part of my blue blood upbringing and training.” He gave her a teasing wink.

Christian abruptly swirled her along the perimeter of the room, and a smile curled about her lips, her eyes bright.

“We are being watched,” Eleanora whispered furiously, as she cast glances at the crowd.

“Of course, we are. After all, I’m a duke.” He gave her another teasing wink. “Everything I do causes speculation. I haven’t danced with a young lady at a social event such as this for quite some time. It would excite comment. It will no doubt make the society pages.”

“Drat it, the last thing we want is to draw attention,” she admonished, her fingers digging into his shoulder.

“Too late.” Christian dared to pull her close, enough that the hem of her gown landed between his legs with each turn about the marbled floor.

By God, she felt right in his arms. Eleanora was almost looking him in the eye; he liked that. Her waist was trim, her shoulders broad. He liked that too.

A warrior goddess. 

In his mind’s eye, he pictured her clad in armor and wielding a sword, leading an attack into a horde of barbarians. The thought aroused him further.

“You look exquisite tonight,” Christian ventured, his voice low and hoarse. “You’re shimmering like an ingot of gold. The gown is becoming, a compliment to your coloring, and dare I say, your luxuriant figure?”

Yes, he was flirting and teasing, and having more fun than he had had in an age. “Or perhaps you’re similar to a butterscotch sponge cake with chocolate ganache. I wonder if your succulent lips taste as sweet?”

Eleanora laughed, and he was pleased that she was taking his light-hearted banter in the way that he intended. Her full-throated chortle caught the attention of all around them. Christian joined in as he pivoted her in the reverse direction. As far as he was concerned, he could dance with her all night.

Everywhere Eleanora touched him, her hand on his shoulder, her other hand resting lightly in his, ached with awareness. The laughter ended with a smile, one so dazzling it covered him with a flourishing warmth that swiftly flared to a roaring flame.

How tempting it would be to nuzzle her soft neck, inhale more of her glorious scent. Eleanora was not awash in lavender as was the fashion these last years, but hers was more of a spicy mixture. It appealed to him.

What Christian wanted to know is: did she apply it directly to her soft skin or her garments? The thought of her elegant fingers trailing across her naked skin made him moan softly. Thankfully, the loud music masked his indecorous reaction.

Gently, he squeezed her hand, his thumb caressing her knuckles. Eleanora’s eyes widened. Her hand, the one resting on his shoulder, moved slightly in a circular motion, caressing him in return. Every part of him was aware and alive as never before. Briefly, he pulled her closer until her breasts mashed against his chest. The contact seared, and his eyes narrowed with desire.

To Eleanora’s credit, she did not pull away. Instead, she trailed the tips of her fingers along the valley of his spine. He growled in response.

The spell broke as the music came to a crescendo. The dance ended far too soon. Christian came to an abrupt stop, and their gazes locked. The room was quiet, or perhaps all faded away, leaving no one but he and Eleanora. Her chest was rising and falling from their exertion. Several beats passed before their hands slowly moved away from shoulders and waists.

Eleanora curtsied, her head down, and she murmured, “Tomorrow afternoon at three o’clock. One forty-nine Cleveland Street. I have questions.”

“So do I, Miss Galway. Many of them.”

She whirled about and glided away from him before he even had the chance to escort her back to Miss Castle. Perhaps it was for the best as they had attracted far too much notice. But he couldn’t help himself; he had to hold her in his arms.

It had been absolutely glorious.


Author's Note


Book 1 is an all-new historical romance set in 1897 Victorian London, and I will be folding in already published standalone historical romances into this series (revised, of course) The new edited books have been uploaded!

THE BARON AND THE MISTRESS (The Rakes of St. Regent's Park #2)


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KNIGHT OF CHRISTMAS (The Rakes of St. Regent's Park #3)




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Book 4 is a historical romance that I received the rights back to years ago. Also reworking/revising that. The working title is THE DUKE OF PAIN coming soon! Also book 5 is in the planning stages, ( all new) stay tuned!










Karyn Gerrard is a multi-published author from Canada. She loves to write sensual historical and contemporary romances. Tortured heroes are an absolute must.

 Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement and loving support keep her moving forward.
To learn more about Karyn and her books, visit  www.karyngerrard.com.



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