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#IndieThursday: The Duke and the Dandy Highwayman


This #IndieThursday I’m sharing my love of…




The Most High, Noble and Potent Prince, His Grace Padraic, Duke of Waterford.’ After enduring the Ducal Grand Entrance, one might be forgiven for thinking that an evening could only improve. One would be wrong. Padraic was then duty bound to find an amiable miss to romance and dance attendance upon. In truth, the Duke was rather more partial to establishments that promised charms he would ne’er find in the arms of a Lady. Such dalliances did add a dash of decadence to his life of ducal drudgery, but time was tick-tocking, and a blue-stocking bride must be wooed and wed…

Raff of the Rookeries. The most afeared rake-hell to have haunted the highways since Darkin denied them the pleasure at the gallows by stepping off the ladder before they could whip it from beneath his feet. Raff had fought his way up to rule the roost with instincts as razor-sharp as his dirk. His sword skills, fists, and wily wits had stood him in good stead, but none had proved as invaluable as the weapon he’d ne’er had need to tend. His fury. A rage every bit as lethal as arsenic—deadlier than brawn, brains, or bravado—Raphael had carried it like a toxic plague. Until, he became Raff of the Rookeries. Unleashed upon the underworld, it was the most formidable foe in London.

Two men from two different worlds…a mere few miles apart. That is, until the fateful night when The Duke was stopped in his tracks by a very Dandy Highwayman…


To compensate for my lack of time to do long reviews just now, I’m using the #indiethursday hashtag to share the indie love and point at some fabulous indie / small press books I’ve enjoyed reading 😀

So, what fab indie fiction are you reading / writing this month? Blessings on your brew and best of luck with all your indie endeavours, lets keep flying the flag for indie writing!

7 responses

  1. Aw…thank you, you’re so scrumptious.❤️ It’s a real honour to be included in your fabulous #IndieThursday posts, I’m so touched. 🥰 Thank you, truly.🌹

    Liked by 1 person

    November 28, 2019 at 4:14 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw you’re most welcome sweetie – I’ll do you a proper review (and for the others in the series… love those rogues so much!) once I can snatch some more time 😉 x

      Liked by 1 person

      November 28, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      • It was such a lovely surprise…thank you 🥰Aw…no worries about reviews, you have plenty nuff on your plate! I’m just chuffed you enjoyed them, that matters mostest x❤️

        Liked by 1 person

        November 28, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      • smithandskarry1

        Bless you, I abs. adored them! 🥰

        Liked by 1 person

        November 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm

      • Oh, thank you!❤️🥰❤️

        Liked by 1 person

        November 29, 2019 at 4:43 pm

  2. Sounds as if Paddy and Raff are in for a clash of sorts.

    I like the ghosty horse and the vivid red cover.

    Happy Trails!

    Liked by 2 people

    December 2, 2019 at 12:21 pm

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