The Duke Identity

Game of Dukes

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Grace Callaway
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Welcome to the world of the Game of Dukes, a series that draws from Victorian London’s finest drawing rooms and its darkest rookeries. Some dukes are peers of the realm, others lords of London’s underworld, but all are relentless in their pursuit of justice, power, and passion. These commanding men will meet their match—in the strong, feisty women who capture their hearts.


The Duke Identity


He's a policeman bent on justice. She's a proud daughter of the London criminal underworld. Danger brings them together...and desire binds them in this steamy enemies-to-lovers romance.


Shattered by betrayal, former scholar Harry Kent has made a new life for himself as a policeman. Sent on a dangerous covert mission, he must protect a clever and wicked beauty who specializes in disguises and mischief. She stands for everything he scorns—and seduces him with every look of her innocent eyes…


A princess of London's criminal underworld, Tessa Todd wants to defend her family against cutthroat enemies. Her powerful grandfather, however, insists upon keeping her under lock and key. When she is assigned a stoic and damnably handsome new bodyguard, she resists his dominant ways—and a passionate war of wills begins…


Thrown together by crisis, Harry and Tessa will test the bounds of desire, loyalty, and trust. On the run from their foes and from their own hearts, they must find salvation in each other—before time runs out.


Grace's Books:


GAME OF DUKES (a sexy historical romance series)

Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)
Book 2: Enter the Duke (Rhys & Maggie)
Book 3: Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby, Preorder for May 2019!)


HEART OF ENQUIRY (a sexy Regency romance series)

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Penny & Marcus)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)


MAYHEM IN MAYFAIR (a sexy Regency romance series)

Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Persephone & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)


CHRONICLES OF ABIGAIL JONES (a gothic Victorian paranormal romance series)

Book 1: Abigail Jones

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A passionate new historical romance from USA Today Bestseller Grace Callaway


A Widow Gone Wild


After the tragic ending to her marriage, Pippa, the widowed Countess of Longmere, vows never to fall in love again. The former paragon decides to live life by her own rules, finding new purpose as an agent with Lady Charlotte Fayne’s investigative society. As Pippa embarks on a dangerous mission, she encounters a man from her past who reawakens her youthful dreams and ignites her deepest desires…


A Brute with a Noble Heart


After surviving brutal beginnings, Timothy Cullen has become the powerful leader of the mudlarks, a gang of scavengers dealing in goods and information. Known as the Prince of Larks, Cull is a feared and mythical figure in the London underworld, and he lives in the shadows, using his mystique to protect those under his care. Yet beneath his scarred façade beats a secret longing: to be seen by the woman he has loved from afar since he was a lad…


A Love that Defies Destiny


Brought together by a deadly mystery, Pippa and Cull discover fiery passion and all-consuming love. Yet their enemies, past and present, are closing in. In order to survive, they must surrender their secrets and trust in love…before time runs out. 


Grace's books feature sizzling hot historical romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and exciting mystery and adventure. Her books are standalones which can also be enjoyed as part of her interconnected series.


LADY CHARLOTTE'S SOCIETY OF ANGELS (hot Victorian romance)

#1 Olivia and the Masked Duke

#2 Pippa and the Prince of Secrets (Preorder for 9/9/21)


GAME OF DUKES (hot Victorian romance)

#1 The Duke Identity (Harry &Tessa)

#2 Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie)

#3 Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)

#4 The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice)

#5 The Return of the Duke (Severin & Fancy)

#6 Steamy Winter Wishes: A Hot Historical Romance Short Story (featuring characters from all of Grace's series)


HEART OF ENQUIRY (THE KENTS) (hot Regency romance)

Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)

#1 The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)

#2 M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)

#3 The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)

#4 The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)

#5 Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)

#6 The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)


MAYHEM IN MAYFAIR (hot Regency romance):

#1 Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)

#2 Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)

#3 Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)

#4 Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)


Praise for Grace’s Books:


"The chemistry between the characters is absolutely explosive…This was an incredibly steamy, emotional, and all-consuming read that I could read again and again." -Candace, Goodreads


"This is the kind of story that made me a Grace Callaway fan: the likable characters, the suspense, a fast-moving story line, and (of course!) a heaping helping of HOT!" -MG, Goodreads


“This writer to me is in the leagues of Johanna Lindsey, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn and Amanda Quick.” -Kathie, Amazon


“Callaway is a talented writer and as skilled at creating a vivid sense of the Regency period as she is at writing some of the best, most sensual love scenes I’ve read in a long while.” -Night Owl Reviews


“Grace Callaway writes the way Loretta Chase would if she got kind of dark and VERY naughty.” -Nicole, Goodreads


“This book was everything historical romance lovers want in a book. Angst, sexy scenes, and two people who are meant for each other.” -Amanda, Goodreads 

 

“Grace Callaway is becoming one of my all-time favorite authors. The Kent’s remind me so much of the Mallory-Anderson saga from Johanna Lindsay or the Spy series from Julie Garwood. I’ve read those books so many times and now I find myself rereading Grace’s books.” -Vivian, Amazon


"I discovered a new auto-buy author with [M is for Marquess] ... I've now read each of Grace Callaway's books and loved them--which is exceptional."--Romantic Historical Reviews

A Prisoner of His Past 

Gabriel Ridgley, the Marquess of Tremont, is dubbed The Angel for his pristine reputation. Yet he harbors a dark secret: a spy during the Napoleonic Wars, he bears deep and dangerous scars. When he meets Miss Dorothea Kent, a delicate virgin, he is torn between carnal desire—and the need to protect her from his inner demons. 

A Captive of Her Passions 

Despite a frail constitution, Thea Kent has strength of spirit and heart. A wild attraction blooms between her and Gabriel, a widowed aristocrat with tortured eyes, yet he resists the pull between them. When fate places his disabled son in her care, she’s determined to guard the boy—and unravel the mystery of Gabriel’s past. 

Freed by Love and Passion

Someone is killing Gabriel’s former colleagues, and he may be next on the list. As the desperate hunt for the villain begins, he and Thea get entangled in intrigue, betrayal, and desire too powerful to resist. Will trust help them to survive… and true love set them free?

Length: Full-length novel (over 90K words)
Sensuality: This is a hot historical romance with steamy love scenes 

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M is for Marquess is the 2nd novel in the Heart of Enquiry series, which features hot, sexy romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and intriguing mystery/ adventure. While this book can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. The chronological order for Grace's series follows below:

The Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series:
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
Book 1: The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
Book 2: M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
Book 3: The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
Book 4: The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
Book 5: Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
Book 6: The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)

The Mayhem in Mayfair series:
Book 1: Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
Book 2: Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
Book 3: Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
Book 4: Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)

The Game of Dukes series: 
Book 1: The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)
Book 2: Enter the Duke (December 2018)

Chronicles of Abigail Jones (hot Victorian gothic paranormal romance):

Book 1: Abigail Jones


Keywords: duke, tortured hero, rake, virgin heroine, wallflower, aristocracy, lord, spies, espionage, Napoleonic wars, military romance, spinster, bluestocking, mystery, adventure, suspense, family saga, series, hot sexy historical romance, regency, Victorian

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Publisher
Grace Callaway
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Published on
Apr 19, 2018
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781939537089
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Sagas
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