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Release Blitz: The Pantomime Prince by Samantha Sorelle

The Pantomime Prince | Samantha Sorelle

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Release Date: December 6th, 2022

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Blurb

When Teddy agrees to pretend to be his famous sister and take her role in a Christmas panto, he thinks his largest problem is going to be fitting into the costume tights without making it very clear to the audience it’s a man playing the part.

When flowers and letters start arriving at his dressing room from a secret admirer, he knows they’re actually meant for his sister, but he can’t help dreaming they’re for him. The whole thing has him so distracted that he crashes into the same man waiting outside the stage door not once, but twice.

Each time he runs into Dr. Basil Goodall, Teddy is charmed by the handsome, witty man. He wishes the secret admirer could be someone like him, even though he knows that’s impossible.

With the final curtain about to fall, Teddy faces losing both his time with Basil and his dream of a secret admirer. But maybe with a little Christmas magic, this fairy tale can still find its happily ever after.

The Pantomime Prince is a 8,500 word standalone short story set in Victorian London.

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About The Author

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Samantha SoRelle grew up all over the world and finally settled in Southern California when she soaked up too much sunshine and got too lazy to move. 

When she’s not writing, she’s doing everything possible to keep from writing. This has led to some unusual pastimes including but not limited to: perfecting fake blood recipes, designing her own cross-stitch patterns, and  wrapping presents for tigers . 

She also enjoys collecting paintings of tall ships and has lost count of the number of succulents she owns. 

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Release Blitz: His Lordship’s Return by Samantha SoRelle

His Lordship’s Return | Samantha SoRelle

His Lordship’s Mysteries #3

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Release Date: August 23rd, 2022

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For Dominick and Alfie, it feels like they’ve only just settled into life at Balcarres House when an urgent letter from an old friend has them racing back to London. However, they’re not returning to Alfie’s swirling ton of money and nobility, but to the dark underside of the city that Dominick knows all too well.

In a desperate race against time, they’ll have to walk streets that Alfie barely remembers and Dominick hoped to forget. Their return brings up terrors better left in the past and for one of them, the strain may be too much to bear.

Under the shadow of the workhouse, they’ll have to act quickly to stop a killer or the lives lost may be their own.

His Lordship’s Return is the third novel in the His Lordship’s Mysteries series.

Book One: His Lordship’s Secret

Book Two: His Lordship’s Master

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Excerpt

At first, Alfie didn’t know what had awoken him. It might have been the chill in Dominick’s room as the last embers burned low in the grate. Or it might have been the lightening of the sky outside the curtains, the sun rising over the distant Scottish coast in a mottled grey that might promise a day of fog, rain, brilliantly clear skies, or a bit of each in turn. Or it might have been the wound in his leg, long since scarred over, but still twinging with pain when he least suspected it.

Most likely, however, it was the mouth around his cock.

“M’Nick?” he murmured groggily, trying to see anything in the pre-dawn light.

He received an affirmative hum in answer that sent shivers running through him. He threw his head back against the pillows as Dominick’s tongue laved against the underside of his cock, tracing the vein there.

Alfie wasn’t even fully hard yet, barely awake and unaware which way was up or down. He gripped the sheets, digging into the mattress as the rich fabric twisted between his fingers.

“Ah, ah, a moment! Give me a moment!” he gasped.

Dominick exhaled heavily through his nose in either a laugh or a sigh. The hot gust of breath against Alfie’s groin had the opposite of a calming effect. Dominick pulled back tortuously slowly, keeping up a light suction all the while, until Alfie nearly ordered him to get back to it just to stop the maddening contradiction of sensations.

Before he could gather the words to say anything, Dominick released him with a wet pop. Alfie breathed a sigh of relief, only to gasp again when he felt the press of lips against his leg, a series of kisses dappled across the sensitive skin one by one. Then that sinful tongue began to trace shapes against his inner thigh. D…o…m…

Finally untangling his hands from the sheets, Alfie lifted the covers. Dominick looked up at him like an animal exposed in its den. Blinking, he pressed a kiss to Alfie’s leg, dotting the “i”.

“Good morning,” Dominick said, his voice deliciously rough. “Did you sleep well?”

“I did until someone rudely awoke me.”

“Rude, was it? Bold words from a man completely at my mercy.”

Alfie didn’t even try to pretend those words didn’t flare something deep inside of him. Still, it wasn’t good to let Dominick have his way too easily. He was cocky enough already, no reason to add fuel to the fire.

“At your mercy, am I?” Alfie countered, letting the covers fall around Dominick’s shoulders. It took most of his composure to affect a sceptical air as he reclined back decadently. “From my vantage point, things look rather different.”

“Oh, really?” Dominick flexed his fingers. It was only then that Alfie realised Dominick’s arms were wound under and around him, his fingers digging into the tops of Alfie’s buttocks. Coiled around him like that, Dominick had him firmly ensnared and they both knew it. Still, Alfie couldn’t help but notice that he was being careful not to rest any of his weight on Alfie’s injured leg.

“Really. To me it looks like you’re exactly where you belong.” The realisation gave more fondness to Alfie’s tone than he intended. He waved a hand loftily. “Now that I’m awake enough to enjoy it, feel free to return to sucking me off at your leisure.”

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About The Author

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Samantha SoRelle grew up all over the world and finally settled in Southern California when she soaked up too much sunshine and got too lazy to move. 

When she’s not writing, she’s doing everything possible to keep from writing. This has led to some unusual pastimes including but not limited to: perfecting fake blood recipes, designing her own cross-stitch patterns, and  wrapping presents for tigers . 

She also enjoys collecting paintings of tall ships and has lost count of the number of succulents she owns. 

Social Media

Website: www.samanthasorelle.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/samanthasorelle

Insta: https://www.instagram.com/samantha.sorelle

FB: https://www.facebook.com/samanthasorelleauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20264312.Samantha_SoRelle

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Alfie and Nick continue to be swoony in this Regency mystery

His Lordship’s Return by Samantha SoRelle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh this had a really interesting premise which cleverly pulled Alfie and Dominick back into the stews of London and their old life.

This gave excellent reasons for the tension to build up not only with the suspense part of the plot, but also with Alfie and Nick’s relationship.

The mystery itself turns out to be a fairly prosaic one, greed and desperation are powerful motivators after all, but it was still enjoyable.

Alfie and Nick continue to be a mix of super swoony, seriously sexy and annoyingly stubborn at times but I truly love them as a pairing.

There’s some super interesting information about Nick’s background revealed towards the end of this book so I’m eager to learn more.

As has been the case with all three books, some excellent research means you get a very clear picture of the time and location the story takes place in.

I hope Sam continues on with Alfie and Nick’s adventures as amateur sleuths.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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