“Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington #1)” by Maureen Driscoll #FREE


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“Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington #1)”

Maureen Driscoll (Author)

Genre: Historical Romance/Romantic Comedy/Regency

Release Date: November 15, 2013

ADVISORY FROM THE AUTHOR: This book contains mature content, including explicit language of graphic sexual situations. To quote a one-star review, “This was a story that felt like it was made just to write a LOT of sex scenes.” And, well, kind of, yes. If you don’t like explicit sex, this is not the book for you. If you like a lot of history in your romances, you may also wish to give this one a pass — history pretty much begins and ends with the reference to the Battle of Waterloo. But if you like a spicy story of a nice family in London and a laugh or two along the way, I hope you’ll sit back with a cup of tea (not mandatory) and enjoy. — Maureen Driscoll

Caught behind enemy lines at the Battle of Waterloo, nurse Jane Wetherby is forced to seek shelter with British operative Lord Edward Kellington. After a night of passion, the two are separated. With nothing but the alias Jane used to protect her family, Lord Edward is unable to find the woman he can’t forget.

Seven years later, Jane courts scandal by serving as the unofficial surgeon in the village of Marston Vale. When Edward arrives to formalize his betrothal to a viscount’s daughter in accordance with his late father’s wishes, Jane has no choice but to watch the match proceed. When a threat from the past emerges, Jane must join forces with Edward to safeguard her loved ones. But at what risk to her heart…

NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID is the first novel in the six-book Kellington saga.


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In one of the best historical romances released in the past two years, Maureen Driscoll introduces us to a heroine who is both vulnerable and strong. She is a woman who wishes to be a doctor at a time when women were to be strictly seen and not heard. The hero? A man who is just as hemmed in by society’s expectations of him (marriage trap included). This is the book to read when you want to experience the blush of love being discovered.

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“Always Come Home (Emerson Book 1)” by Maureen Driscoll

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“Always Come Home (Emerson Book 1)”

by Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Holidays

Release Date: March 6, 2014

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From the author of the Kellington series of Regency romances, comes the first novel about the Emerson family.

Colin Emerson, the Earl of Ridgeway, has two unmarried sisters and a mountain of debt incurred by his late father. He has no choice but to marry an heiress. It is most unfortunate, therefore, when he falls in love with a penniless governess.

Ava Conway has been making her way in the world since the death of her father. She takes a position as the governess to Lord Ridgeway’s sisters, but finds her growing attachment to the earl threatens his family’s future.

Bound by honor, torn by love, can Colin do right by his sisters while following his heart?

WARNING: This book contains explicit sexual content and adult situations. You will not like this book if you don’t like either of those two things.

“Never and Always (Emerson Book 6)” by Maureen Driscoll

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“Never and Always (Emerson Book 6)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Holidays

Release Date: December 19, 2016

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Return to the world of the Kellington and Emerson families in this Regency romance collection of three novellas.

Leticia Emerson, Violet Kellington and Anna Emerson have been friends most of their lives. Little did they know a visit from three Eton school boys would change everyone’s lives for the better.

Fifteen-year-old Lord Wesley Addington has just learned he has a half-sister, Lady Leticia Emerson. Over the next decade, Violet Kellington falls in love with the man who only sees her as his sister’s friend.

Lord Robert Carmichael has been all but abandoned by his family due to his pronounced limp, and he doesn’t want to pass on his affliction to a child. Though he is determined not to marry, Letty Emerson sees only the brave man who fought through the pain of his illness and the scorn of his family.

Scholarship student Mark Jones is torn between two worlds: the London stews he was born into and the peers who will never accept him. Anna Emerson, who has an English father and a Native American mother, knows she has found her soul’s mate.

The book contains three intersecting novellas, touching on love, loss and acceptance. It revisits the Kellington and Emerson families, more than a decade after their stories concluded. It is a love letter from the author to the two families which have meant so much to her.

There are, of course, graphic sexual scenes, but surprisingly not that many of them.

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Maureen DriscollDanielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”

Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge.  She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce.  The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill.  Her Dating Geroge Clooneynovel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.

She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons.  She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year.  She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.

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“Where Dreams Merge” by Maureen Driscoll


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“Where Dreams Merge (Jasmine Cottage #2)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Gothic

Release Date: July 20, 2017

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The second book in the Jasmine Cottage Victorian Romance series follows Grace Moore as she matches wits with writer Carter Beckett, the Earl of Wainwright.

Grace Moore has avidly followed the career of Carter Beckett, who pens pieces for a London newspaper. Never shy to contradict him, she has sent him several letters about his work. What she didn’t expect was for the man himself to visit the country not far from where she lives, even more handsome in real life than his pen and ink picture in the paper.

Carter Beckett is restless. He is attempting to write a novel, but the words simply will not come. However, once he meets the lady who has been his most outspoken critic, he realizes he has finally found his muse. Once the two begin writing letters to each other through alter egos, love of the written word turns into the love of a lifetime.

WHERE DREAMS MERGE is the story of two people reaching beyond their day-to-day lives to find love. This book contains explicit language and graphic sexual scenes. If you don’t like sex with your books, this one isn’t for you, though the author hopes all readers end up with their soul’s mate.

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Also in the Jasmine Cottage series:

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Maureen DriscollFirst things first: a huge thank you to Jennifer Omner at ALLpublications.com for the book covers and designs. An equally huge thank you to Joanna DeGeneres at Joanna DeGeneres.com for the author photo.

Maureen Driscoll is an Emmy-nominated writer-producer in Los Angeles whose credits include “MADtv,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Nickelodeon’s “BrainSurge.” She was also a recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce. The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Her novel DATING GEORGE CLOONEY is a political satire inspired by her time there.

WHERE DREAMS MERGE is the second book in the Jasmine Cottage series, set in early Victorian England. It follows two Regency series, one about the Kellington family and the other about the Emersons.

Maureen loves hearing from her readers on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author, Twitter, Goodreads, and MaureenDriscollRomance.Wordpress.com.

She is very, very appreciative of her readers and thanks people for taking the Kellingtons, the Emersons and the residents of Jasmine Cottage to heart.

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“Never Turn Away (Kellington Book 6)” by Maureen Driscoll

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“Never Turn Away (Kellington Book 6)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Release Date: November 16, 2013

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ADVISORY FROM THE AUTHOR: This novel contains sexual situations and adult content. It has very little history. If you like your romance novels to be light on sex scenes and heavy on the history, this isn’t the book for you. It is the sixth and final book in the Kellington series, but it’s a stand-alone novel. To catch you up….the Duke of Lynwood and his four siblings all found love. Now, it’s their friend’s turn.

When Bow Street Inspector Joseph Stapleton is sent to Oxfordshire to help the daughter of an earl, little does he know how the mission will affect him personally.

Lady Evelyn Williams must marry within weeks, but she has never met a gentleman of the ton whom she would even consider as a potential husband. Then she encounters the brave, handsome man from London.

NEVER TURN AWAY is the story of a love that defies society’s expectations. It also introduces Colin Emerson, Lord Ridgeway, whose story is told in ALWAYS COME HOME.

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Apologies for the late post but whomever was supposed to watch me today… didn’t. Leaving me to my own devices? Never a good idea.

Many thanks to Maureen Driscoll for spending time with us here at Nesie’s Place. We’ll definitely have to ask her back again!

A new week of historical romances begin tomorrow with another amazing author, and there are still live giveaways and Rafflecopters waiting for winners. Get busy!

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“Never and Always (Emerson Book 6)” by Maureen Driscoll #Spotlight

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Historical Romance Month continues this week on Nesie’s Place with the work of author Maureen Driscoll in the spotlight! Maureen shares her personal insights on books from two of her series, The Kellingtons and The Emersons. Also, THREE random commenters will win ebooks each day this week! Good times!

Originally, the Emerson series was supposed to end with the fifth book.  But while all the adults in the Kellington and Emerson families had found true love, there were three girls who I kept thinking about.  Violet Kellington, Letty Emerson and Anna Emerson had met and become great friends as children.  Then I wondered what it would be like to see them find true love while also revisiting their families at the same time.

NEVER AND ALWAYS is three, inter-connected novellas in one book about three boys who meet at Eton.  One is Letty’s half-brother, and he and the other boys meet the two families as a result.  This was an awful book to write because the three stories all connect at places, but I didn’t want to keep repeating myself.  As a reader I hate it when an author repeats something she just told you forty pages earlier.  So I tried to re-tell the story from different angles each time.  It involved a lot of re-reading and swearing while writing.

But I believe I can now leave the two families, though I do miss them.   I just wrote the first draft of a new series, which starts at the end of NEVER AND ALWAYS.  So, I’ll probably revisit the families in future books.

A final question…what is your pet peeve about romance books?  Do authors do specific things that make you nuts?  One of mine is definitely when they repeat themselves.

I’ve enjoyed my time this week.  Thank you for visiting with me!

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“Never and Always (Emerson Book 6)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Holidays

Release Date: December 19, 2016

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Return to the world of the Kellington and Emerson families in this Regency romance collection of three novellas.

Leticia Emerson, Violet Kellington and Anna Emerson have been friends most of their lives. Little did they know a visit from three Eton school boys would change everyone’s lives for the better.

Fifteen-year-old Lord Wesley Addington has just learned he has a half-sister, Lady Leticia Emerson. Over the next decade, Violet Kellington falls in love with the man who only sees her as his sister’s friend.

Lord Robert Carmichael has been all but abandoned by his family due to his pronounced limp, and he doesn’t want to pass on his affliction to a child. Though he is determined not to marry, Letty Emerson sees only the brave man who fought through the pain of his illness and the scorn of his family.

Scholarship student Mark Jones is torn between two worlds: the London stews he was born into and the peers who will never accept him. Anna Emerson, who has an English father and a Native American mother, knows she has found her soul’s mate.

The book contains three intersecting novellas, touching on love, loss and acceptance. It revisits the Kellington and Emerson families, more than a decade after their stories concluded. It is a love letter from the author to the two families which have meant so much to her.

There are, of course, graphic sexual scenes, but surprisingly not that many of them.

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Maureen DriscollDanielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”

Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge.  She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce.  The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill.  Her Dating Geroge Clooneynovel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.

She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons.  She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year.  She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.

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