To Bedevil a Duke by Tamara Gill

A Duke of many rules. A Lady of independence.

To bedevil a duke

Since her cheating husband created a scandal by dying beneath his whore, Darcy de Merle is determined to enjoy widowhood, and refuses to mourn a man she grew to loathe. Setting the ton ablaze, Darcy holds a ball to re-launch herself into Society on the anniversary of his death.

Cameron, the Duke of Athelby plays by the rules. Always. He’s lived through the terrible consequences of what revelry, carelessness, and lack of respect for one’s social position can have on a family. So, when he sees Darcy de Merle skirting the boundaries of respectability, it is only right that he should remind her of the proper etiquette that she should adhere to.

Darcy refuses to allow another man to tell her what to do. When the Duke of Athelby chastises her at every turn, reminding her of her social failures, well, there is only one thing to be done about it…seduce the duke and show him there is more to life than the proper conventions set by the ton.

A battle of wills ensues where all bets are off, numerous rules are broken and love becomes the ultimate reward.

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Regency

Language: English

Keywords: Regency, historical, romance, lords, London

Word Count: 30,000

Sales info:

The book rights for TO BEDEVIL A DUKE were recently released to me after being published in Kathryn Le Veque's 'De Wolfe Pack' kindle world. I have three other books following this one that I'm also looking to put into German and other languages. The sales have been steady and I'm hoping to increase this now that the rights are back in my hands. The book holds a 4.5 star rating on Amazon and Goodreads.

Sample text:

London 1805

Lady Darcy de Merle was foxed. A most scandalous and terrible way in which to be at her own ball, but the ratafia was quite delicious this evening, and well, one tended to imbue themselves more than they aught when celebrating the one year anniversary of her husband’s death and her relaunch into London Society.

Darcy looked down at her golden silk gown with small puffed sleeves. The empire cut accentuated her small waist and ample bosom enough so to garner many admiring glances from the opposite sex. Her dark locks were pulled up into an intricate motif atop her head, small loose curls fell about her face softening the look. With the golden gown and her dark hair, the pairing complimented her, and for the first time in years, Darcy felt attractive.

Her departed husband, the Earl of Terrance had never made her feel so, he was not missed and it had taken all of Darcy’s good breeding to wait out the twelve months required for mourning. Especially when she would never mourn such a man. On his death, he’d left her nothing, which she hadexpected, not that it impacted her very much. Her grandfather having loved her most out of all his female grandchildren had left her the London townhouse along with a very tidy sum should she ever require it. The same grandfather that Darcy was her namesake and also chose to be known by from the day she’d placed her husband into the cold earth. Her father, the Earl de Merle, had supported her in her choice, having been witness to her husband’s indiscretions, his vile temper and cutting tongue was happy she reverted to the name she was born with, not the one given to her upon marriage.​

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Evelyn T M Martins
Author review:
Fantastic translation, professional and easy to communicate. Highly recommend.
Already translated. Translated by Laura Tellagorry
Author review:
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