Monday, September 15, 2014

Three Delightful Victorian Romances from Michelle Styles giveaway

For the past few years, readers in the UK and Australia and in other parts of the world have been able to read three of Victorian set novels – To Marry A Matchmaker, Compromising Miss Milton and Breaking the Governess’s Rules but because of a quirk in the system,  they were not  released in the North American market until now.
It had to do with the transition to simultaneous publication of all Harlequin Historical and Mills and Boon titles which is now completed.

I am terribly excited to announce that all three will be available to download at all good etailers starting 1 October 2014. As they are not releasing it in print (something I knew about), I kept a few copies back to use as giveaways.
In many ways it has felt like waiting for the no 7 bus, you wait forever and then three come along at the same time!

And I thought of no better way of celebrating  than to offer a sign print edition of one of these books to one lucky Tote Bag reader.

To enter:
email with  Tote Bags contest in the subject line and simply tell me which book you'd like to win. I  will do the draw on 21 September 2014. Void where prohibited.

To help you choose these are the books with their US covers:

Lady Henrietta Thorndike hides her lonely heart behind playing cupid – some might accuse her of interfering, but she prefers to think of it as improving other people’s lives!
But Robert Montemorcy knows it has to stop – his ward has just fled from a compromising situation in London, and the last thing she needs is to be embroiled in Henri’s compulsive matchmaking! He bets Henri that she won’t be able to resist meddling…only to lose his own heart into the bargain!

Cataromance said 4.5 stars "A delightful Regency tale full of warmth, charm and spirit, To Marry a Matchmaker is an immensely enjoyable historical romance by Michelle Styles!"
Aurian from   said 8 stars Michelle Styles has such a nice writing style, it flows nicely, and it has a subtle humor I appreciate. I do recommend her books, especially if you need to relax after some heavier books.

Nas Dean said:  5 stars To Marry a Matchmaker is a well-woven historical tale which has engaging characters and is filled with good dialogue and delightful resolution. The hero appears uncompromising and domineering on the outside but is really intensely emotional and tender on the inside.

Henri is a fantastic heroine whose superficial exterior belies a generous spirit and a very big heart. Robert and Henri catches your attention and your heart. 
You can read an excerpt at

Marrying the Governess!
Buttoned-up governess Daisy Milton buries dreams of marriage and family life in order to support her sister and orphaned niece. But maddeningly attractive Adam, Viscount Ravensworth, is one distraction that shakes Daisy’s safe, stable existence.
Now ghosts from Adam’s past in India threaten Daisy’s future. Just what will it take to convince a tightly-laced miss to forgo society’s strict code of conduct…and come undone in the arms of a reformed rake?

 Cataromance says: 4.5 stars Compromising Miss Milton is Michelle Styles’ most exciting book yet! In her stunning new novel for Mills and Boon, award-winning author Michelle Styles deftly combines superb characterization, passionate romance, nail-biting suspense, exciting adventure and heartwarming pathos in an irresistible new story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Pink Heart Society Reviews says: Compromising Miss Milton is sheer reading perfection from start to finish! An enthralling, poignant and fabulously readable Victorian romance, in Compromising Miss Milton, talented storyteller Michelle Styles has penned a captivating story that left me eagerly turning the pages late into the night.

You can read an excerpt at:
‘How delightful to meet you again, Miss Louisa Sibson.’
Jonathon Lord Chesterholm’s eyes bored holes into Louisa Sibson’s back. The former fiancée he’s thought dead is very much alive…
Louisa has rebuilt her life, after being dishonourably dismissed from her post as governess for allowing Jonathon to seduce her. Now Louisa lives by a rulebook of morals and virtue—the devastating Lord Chesterholm will not ruin her again!
But Jonathon will get to the bottom of Louisa’s disappearance – and he’ll enjoy breaking a few of her rules along the way…!
Cataromance said: 4.5 stars  "Michelle Styles’ latest historical romance, Breaking the Governess’ Rules, is a spellbinding tale of lost love, forbidden attraction and class conflict that will hold readers in thrall!"

You can read an excerpt at


dstoutholcomb said...

email sent--thanks!

Connie said...

I sent an email to Michelle too. All of these books sound fabulous!

Jeanne M said...

Hi Michelle!
Congratulations on your release of Compromising Miss Milton and Breaking the Governess's Rules on October 15th! I was thrilled to find out at Amazon that they will both be available the same day especially since when they were both initially released they were only available in "book" format! I loved the excerps!