Congrats to Ann S, winner of my VIP Email Club $10 Amazon GC giveaway!

 

Congratulations to Ann S., who won a $10 Amazon gift card in The Demon Duke Release Day giveaway, just for being a VIP Email Club Member!

Want access to giveaways like this, as well as exclusive excerpts, info on fellow authors, on new releases, and more? Join my VIP Email Club today!

And don’t miss The Demon Duke, out now! Here’s what one Amazon reviewer had to say about it:

“This book is one of the best books I’ve read this year. Margaret has a way with words that just draws a body in and won’t let go. Damon the Demon Duke had me crying for him with what he went through. And I think that Grace was the perfect heroine for him… Their romance was so adorable… This book had a few shocking twists and was very fast paced. I will be reading it over many more times.”

– Belinda, Amazon Reviewer

 

COVER REVEAL & Pre-Order: The Demon Duke

Don’t you just love this cover? Thank you a million times over to Lankshear Design for another stunning winner!


The Demon Duke debuts June 6th, 2017 (not quite 6/6/6, but that’s because Damon Blackbourne, Duke of Malford, is not quite the demon everyone makes him out to be.

Here’s the blurb:

Behind every good man is a great secret.

Banished to Yorkshire as a boy for faults his father failed to beat out of him, Damon Blackbourne has no use for English society and had vowed never to return to his family’s estate at Thorne Hill, much less London. However, when his father and brother die in a freak carriage accident, it falls on Damon to take up the mantle of the Malford dukedom, and to introduce his sisters to London Society–his worst nightmare come to life.

He never planned on Lady Grace Mattersley. The beautiful debutante stirs him body and soul with her deep chocolate eyes and hesitant smiles. Until she stumbles across his dark secret.

Shy and bookish Grace much prefers solitude and reading to social just-about-anything. Her family may be pressuring her to take on the London Season to find herself a husband, but she has other ideas. Such as writing a novel of her own.

But she has no idea how to deal with the Duke of Malford.

Will she betray him to the world? Or will she be his saving Grace?


Want to pre-order it for your Kindle now? Find it here: http://bit.ly/TheDemonDuke

Paperbacks available on release day!

Bookversary Newsletter #Giveaway WINNERS List!

Wahoo! It’s Tuesday, so it’s time to announce the winners from last week’s Giveaway-O-Rama.

A note on how I chose winners: I compiled a list of every name/email entry in an Excel spreadsheet. Then I used random.org’s Sequence Generator to give me a random number sequence for each giveaway; the top number was my winner. Since people could enter any/all giveaways and the numbers are selected randomly, people can and did win more than once, as luck would have it.

I’ve not included last names for privacy’s sake – if you won, I’ll be emailing you! Thank you all for entering!

A Man of Character and A Matter of TimeWINNER of autographed copies of A Man of Character and A Matter of Time:


Carla M.

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WINNER of the mini trunk:

Julie S.

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WINNER of the key watch:

Lori N.

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WINNER of the pocketwatch:

Aleen D.

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WINNERS of a small key (5):


Lori N.
Juana E.
Carla M.
Mary P.
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WINNER of the $25 Amazon Gift Card:

Lindsey B.

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WINNER of an autographed paperback of A Scandalous Matter:

Melanie B.

If you missed the giveaway but want to be in on future ones, as well as keep up-to-date with new releases and sales, please sign up for my newsletter!

I only send newsletters as often as I have news, and I never give out names, so you’re safe with me!

It’s Good To Get Off The Interstate, In Life And In Writing…

MountainViewUsually, the monthly Virginia Romance Writers meetings take place in Richmond. To get there, I simply hop on interstates 81 and 64, and two hours later, I’ve arrived. It’s fast. It’s familiar. It’s not particularly relaxing.

This past weekend, the VRW meeting happened in Fredericksburg. Let me tell you, there is no direct interstate route between Harrisonburg and Fredericksburg. Oh, I could take interstates, but it’d actually tack time onto the trip. Instead, I dutifully followed Google and traversed the smaller highways, 33 and 20.

It was heavenly. It was stunning. It was an unexpectedly delightful experience, both coming and going. Continue reading It’s Good To Get Off The Interstate, In Life And In Writing…

Little Things Blog Hop – Join Me & Over 100 Authors/Bloggers!

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Hi, everyone! My name is Margaret Locke, and I am one of over 100 authors & bloggers on the Little Things Blog Hop! Make sure you visit each stop and enter the posted giveaway.

Be sure to enter the amazing Rafflecopter, too, which has a ton of prizes to be won!

FrontCoversBothBooks300For those of you don’t know me, I write the Matters of Love series, which includes:

  • A Man of Character, a contemporary romantic comedy in which 35-year-old bookstore owner Cat Schreiber must choose between fantasy and reality after determining the men she’s dating are living versions of fictional characters she created long ago.
  • A Matter of Time, a time-travel Regency romance in which modern-day Austenite Eliza James’ dream comes true when she lands in the arms of a Regency duke, only to discover some fantasies aren’t all they’re cracked up to be when he proves less than a Prince Charming.
  • A Scandalous Matter (set to debut later this summer!).

I hope you’ll look around my page – I’ve got great #WriterWednesday and #ThrowItForward Thursday interviews to peruse, and more!

?Giveaway for this stop is a $10.00 Amazon gift card

?To Enter:

➜ Sign up for my newsletter! http://bit.ly/MLockeNewsletter

➜ Comment below with the one place in the world you most want to visit (for A Man of Character’s Cat Schreiber, it’s Florence, Italy. For A Matter of Time’s Eliza James, it’s Regency London)!

? Visit Dena Garson next: http://denagarson.net/

? Rafflecopter Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ba44e54f2/

? Join the Little Things Blog Hop Event for more fun:  https://www.facebook.com/events/562506680576207/

? Link to all the Blog Hop spots: http://theclubbookpromotions.blogspot.com/2016/02/LittleThingsBlogHop.html

Thank you for hopping by!

Winner (s) will be chosen by random and announced on this page and on the Little Things Event Page by April 6th.

? Good luck! ?