Spotlight On Regency Romance — The Baron And The Lady Chemist

10 Aug

The Baron and the Lady Chemist JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Baron and the Lady Chemist by Alissa Baxter, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About The Book

The Baron and the Lady Chemist

Title: The Baron and the Lady Chemist
Series: The Grantham Girls #2
Author: Alissa Baxter
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Release Date: August 3, 2023
Genre: Regency Romance (Sweet/Clean)

Their chemistry creates a chain reaction . . . but will love be the final result?

Dorothea Grantham has always been fascinated by chemistry and spends most days conducting experiments in her laboratory at Grantham Place, staining silk with gold, silver, and other metals using chemical processes.

Thea embroiders the beautiful gold and silver silk shawls she creates and enjoys wearing them, but her grandmother, Lady Longmore, advises her not to reveal to anyone outside the family circle that she has created the fashion items herself, concerned her granddaughter might be seen as an oddity.

When Thea enters Society, her shawls attract a great deal of attention and become the talk of the town. James, Lord Castleroy, takes a particular interest in her work, having inherited a share in his grandfather’s silk mill in Macclesfield.

Eager to invest in the ailing silk industry, the baron studies Miss Grantham’s silks with an admiring—and increasingly suspicious—eye, believing the fabrics to be smuggled imported silk. As he spends more time with the enterprising young lady, however, his interest in her quickly extends beyond his business affairs to engulf his guarded heart.

But Lord Castleroy isn’t the only person in London interested in Thea’s exquisite creations. And when a silken web of intrigue entangles her in real danger, Thea must trust the devotion of a man she never expected—or intended—to fall in love with.

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Note: This series is part of Dragonblade’s Sweet Dreams line, so this is a sweet, wholesome Historical Romance where passion beyond the bedroom door is left to the reader’s imagination.

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“Merciful heavens!” Dorothea Grantham gazed in horror at her blazing hemline. Somehow the glass phial containing the phosphorus had burst, dropping onto the edge of her gown, setting it alight.

The air was too hot. Phosphorous was dangerous to work with when the temperature reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit. How foolish of her to forget that. She froze for only a moment, and then, with acrid smoke billowing around her, she raced to the wooden door and flung it open.

As Thea dashed outside, something hard and warm stopped her dead. She staggered backward, tilting her head to meet the gaze of a brown-haired, blue-eyed gentleman dressed in buckskin breeches and a wool hunt coat. 

He glanced at her burning skirts and, in one swift motion, pulled her down onto the ground and began to stamp it out. But the fire kept springing back to life. 

“Get some dirt to smother it.” She gasped. “It’s a phosphorous fire.”

 The gentleman grunted before plunging his gloved hands into the nearby vegetable patch and tossing some soil onto her skirts. Then, pressing down hard with his boots, he eventually doused the flames.

“Thank you.” She released a shaky breath. “I’m in your debt.”

A scowl descended upon his brow. “What the blazes were you doing in there?”

“Starting a blaze?” Her lips curved into a weak smile as she rose to her feet. He extended his hand, and she grasped it as she rose to her full height.

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About The Author

Alissa Baxter wrote her first Regency romance during her long university holidays. After travelling the world, she settled down to write her second Regency novel, which was inspired by her time living on a country estate in England. Alissa then published two chick lit novels before returning to her favourite era with her Linfield Ladies Series, a trio of Regency romances that feature women in trend-setting roles who fall in love with men who embrace their trailblazing ways… at least eventually. Her new Dragonblade trilogy, The Grantham Girls, continues this inspiring theme.

Alissa currently lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two sons.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a $30 Amazon Gift Card!

The Baron and the Lady Chemist JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight August 8, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 15, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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11 Responses to “Spotlight On Regency Romance — The Baron And The Lady Chemist”

  1. Alissa Baxter August 10, 2023 at 6:30 am #

    Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog!

  2. Rita Wray August 10, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

    Great excerpt and cover.

  3. jodi683 August 10, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

    Sounds like an incredible read.

  4. Shelly Peterson August 10, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

    I look forward to reading this.

  5. Marisela Zuniga August 10, 2023 at 7:24 pm #

    This is a good excerpt, I’ll have to read this next

  6. @justreadtours August 10, 2023 at 8:09 pm #

    thanks for sharing about the book!

  7. Bea LaRocca August 10, 2023 at 8:39 pm #

    Thank you for posting about The Baron and the Lady Chemist, I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt and I am looking forward to reading this book and series

  8. andreadrake1 August 10, 2023 at 8:48 pm #

    This sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

  9. sidlaw0425 August 10, 2023 at 11:23 pm #

    This is a book I will thoroughly enjoy.

  10. carylkane August 13, 2023 at 7:52 pm #

    Alissa Baxter is a new-to-me author. Thank you for hosting.


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