Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Feature and Giveaway: Never A Gentleman


Miss Grace Fairchild is under no illusions about her charms. Painfully plain, she is a soldier's daughter who has spent her life being useful, not learning the treacherous ways of the ton. She may have been caught in a scandal with society's favorite rogue, but how can she marry him when it means losing herself?


Diccan Hilliard doesn't know which of his enemies drugged him and dumped him in Grace's bed, but he does know the outcome. He and Grace must marry. To his surprise, a wild, heady passion flares between them. Yet Diccan is trapped in a deadly game of intrigue Grace knows nothing about. Will his lies destroy Grace just as he realizes how desperately he needs her? And how can he hope for a future with her, when an old enemy has set his murderous sights on them both?

2010 saw Eileen extend her range into historical romance. BARELY A LADY, the first book in her DRAKE'S RAKES series for Grand Central, garnered a place on multiple 'best of' lists. With 2011's NEVER A GENTLEMAN, she continues to follow the lives of a group of British aristocrats who are willing to sacrifice everything to keep their country safe. Eileen spent time not only in England and Italy, but India to research the series (it's a filthy job, but somebody has to do it).

A retired trauma nurse, Eileen lives in her native St. Louis with her husband, children, and large and noisy Irish family, of which she is the reluctant matriarch. She has animals but refuses to subject them to the limelight.

Dreyer won her first publishing award in 1987, being named the best new Contemporary Romance Author by RT Bookclub. Since that time she has also garnered not only five other writing awards from RT, but five RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, which secures her only the fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Since extending her reach to suspense, she has also garnered a coveted Anthony Award nomination.
A frequent speaker at conferences, she maintains membership in Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and, just in case things go wrong, Emergency Nurses Association and International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world, and admits she sees research as a handy way to salve her insatiable curiosity. She counts film producers, police detectives and Olympic athletes as some of her sources and friends. She's also trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, although she doesn't see herself actively working in the field, unless this writing thing doesn't pan out.

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I have three copies of this book to giveaway. It is open to US and Canada and the winners will be chosen on April 18.


  1. Sounds good.Please count me in.

  2. I would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

  4. Thank you for including me. =)
    tiredwkids at live dot com

  5. Laura--thanks so much for welcoming Never a Gentleman at BookTree. I wish everyone good luck, and hope you like Grace and Diccan(I know, I know, he has to earn his redemption)

  6. Please enter me in the giveaway. I love it, when the plain girl gets the man.

  7. I have been seeing this books around and it sounds really good. Please enter me I would love to read this book.


  8. This is a new author for me. I'd love to read this book!


  9. Please enter me! This book sounds great! I love Eileen's books!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  10. Hope it's not too late to enter!