I'm on a roll with Royalty! Romance at Random is hosting the DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION HOP! It commemorates Queen Elizabeth's 60th anniversary of ascending to the throne .... and coincides with Ruthie Knox's new book, ABOUT LAST NIGHT:
Cath Talarico knows a mistake when she makes it, and God knows she’s made her share. So many, in fact, that this Chicago girl knows London is her last, best shot at starting over. But bad habits are hard to break, and soon Cath finds herself back where she has vowed never to go . . . in the bed of a man who is all kinds of wrong: too rich, too classy, too uptight for a free-spirited troublemaker like her.
Nev Chamberlain feels trapped and miserable in his family’s banking empire. But beneath his pinstripes is an artist and bohemian struggling to break free and lose control. Mary Catherine—even her name turns him on—with her tattoos, her secrets, and her gamine, sex-starved body, unleashes all kinds of fantasies.
When blue blood mixes with bad blood, can a couple that is definitely wrong for each other ever be perfectly right? And with a little luck and a lot of love, can they make last night last a lifetime?
Enter to win prizes from Romance At Random at this link.
One more bit of trivia about Diamond Jubilee - HRH Prince Albert, Prince of Wales, owned a thoroughbred horse named Diamond Jubilee. Birthed in the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897, this bay colt won the English Triple Crown. From this link,
Diamond Jubilee went through his long life known as the younger brother of the great Persimmon. Both colts were bred and owned by HRH Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. Persimmon, the elder of the brothers by four years, captured the Derby, St. Leger, Eclipse Stakes, and Ascot Gold Cup, and at stud, was Britain's champion sire four times. Diamond Jubilee carved out a career that strongly rivaled that of his elder brother. He did Persimmon one better by capturing the English Triple Crown. At stud, Diamond Jubilee had some success in his native Britain, but excelled after he was exported to the Argentine, leading the sire list there four times and making an indelible impact on the breed in South America.
Do you have interest in horses - riding them? wearing big hats to horse races? One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Friday, May 25, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Saturday, May 26.
Kim in Hawaii
Check out the other blogs participating in the DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION HOP: