Everly Ryan

Historical Romance Author

"More Than a Mistress"

More Than a Mistress by Debra Glass FINALIST in 2011 Passionate Plume

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It's official! More Than a Mistress has been named one of five finalists in the Passionate Plume contest for published authors. For a list of all the finalists in both the Stroke of Midnight and the Passionate Plume CLICK HERE.

Review

"Brilliant...breathtaking. More Than A Mistress is a stunning example...of historical romance." - BEST BOOK - Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews

Product Description

She knew she was playing with fire...and was eager to burn.  

The very thought of an innocent young woman donning a man's uniform and joining the Prussian Army is scandalous. But on the run from an arranged marriage, Erika von Ecker's destitute circumstances have left her little choice. She expects to earn enough money to buy her way out of the marriage. She does not expect to fall in love with Gregor Altmann von Breidenbach, the handsome heir to a vast duchy. 

Prussian law forbids Gregor to marry beneath his title, so he seeks to make the brash beauty his pampered mistress. Erika's refusal only stokes a fire within that spurs them both toward ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon. But as war looms, Gregor realizes he must do anything in his power to get Erika out of harm's way--even if it means making her more than a mistress. 

Buy it now!  Available in print and digital format.

More Than a Mistress by Debra Glass - BEST BOOK - LSR Reviews

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"Some writers have such a talent for story telling that a book will literally play out as a movie in your mind while you read. If you enjoy a story that inspires your imagination you will truly enjoy More Than A Mistress." - Whipped Cream Romance Reviews

She knew she was playing with fire...and was eager to burn.

The very thought of an innocent young woman donning a man’s uniform and joining the Prussian Army is scandalous. But on the run from an arranged marriage, Erika von Ecker’s destitute circumstances have left her little choice. She expects to earn enough money to buy her way out of the marriage. She does not expect to fall in love with Gregor Altmann von Breidenbach, the handsome heir to a vast duchy.

Prussian law forbids Gregor to marry beneath his title, so he seeks to make the brash beauty his pampered mistress. Erika’s refusal only stokes a fire within that spurs them both toward ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon. But as war looms, Gregor realizes he must do anything in his power to get Erika out of harm’s way-even if it means making her more than a mistress.

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My 2010 by Debra Glass

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2010 is over, but not without all those "best and worst of" lists.

My guilty pleasure is watching the Top 100 songs of 2010, any recap of the year show, even Junk in the Trunk with the Kardashians. So I've compiled a few lists of my own.

Standout Books I read in 2010

These are the books that stand out in my mind without even having to think about it. 2010 was the Year of Vicki Lewis Thompson and Lora Leigh for me. I met Vicki when she was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Heart of Dixie Romance Readers Luncheon and have been a fan ever since.

1. Wild and Hexy by Vicki Lewis Thompson
2. Blonde With a Wand by Vicki Lewis Thomspon
3. Highlander in Disguise by Julia London
4. Megan's Mark by Lora Leigh
5. Bengal's Heart by Lora Leigh
6. The Virgin's Lover, Phillipa Gregory


Favorite Gadgets

1. Western Elements External Hard Drive - Thanks O.G.! (guess what everyone got for Christmas in 2010)
2. Sony E Reader - I made more new friends from people who were curious about my E Reader!
3. My bluetooth - I love being hands free.

Favorite Music I Revisited Over and Over in 2010

1. Cruel Black Dove, Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs cover)
2. We Radiate, Goldfrapp
3. The whole Monster CD by Lady Gaga
4. Walking On Air, Kerli
5. 10,000 Miles, Mary Chapin Carpenter
6. Pulling Our Weight, The Radio Dept.

Works I Contracted and/or Published in 2010

1. Having Patience (June)
2. Badcock (July)
3. More Than a Mistress (August)
4. Rebel Rose (September)
5. Twice the Novice (October)
6. Lover by Chance (July)
7. Haunted (Due to be released April 2011)

My 2010 Highlights

1. Watching my youngest perform in 101 Dalmatians
2. Watching my oldest perform in Annie
3. Being nominated in the CAPAs for Bad Kitty and Bought and Paid For and for favorite author of 2009
4. Being a finalist in the Passionate Plume for Bad Kitty and Bought and Paid For
5. Seeing Mrs. O'Neal's ghost in broad daylight, along with a field trip of 64 school students on my Haunted History of the Shoals Ghost Walk Tour


My Worst of 2011 List

1. Sarah Palin's Alaska
2. Anything regarding Jon and Kate
3. The Gulf Oil Spill

My 2011 Wish List and Things to Anticipate

1. Growing as a writer
2. Attending at least one conference
3. Continuing to ignore the detractors
4. Read more
5. Season 4 of True Blood
6. William and Kate's Big British Wedding


So, what are a few things on your lists?

Just Arrived IN PRINT - More Than a Mistress by Debra Glass

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She knew she was playing with fire…and was eager to burn.

The very thought of an innocent young woman donning a man’s uniform and joining the Prussian Army is scandalous. But on the run from an arranged marriage, Erika von Ecker’s destitute circumstances have left her little choice. She expects to earn enough money to buy her way out of the marriage. She does not expect to fall in love with Gregor Altmann von Breidenbach, the handsome heir to a vast duchy.

Prussian law forbids Gregor to marry beneath his title so he seeks to make the brash beauty his pampered mistress. Erika’s refusal to accept his offer only stokes a fire within that spurs them both toward ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon. But as war looms, Gregor realizes he must do anything in his power to get Erika out of harm’s way—even if it means making her more than a mistress.

Praise for More Than a Mistress

A story worth reading and reading again. Characters you wished you’d known, and after reading the book, you feel as if you do.

She endangers him, falls in love with him, will sacrifice all for him but in the end, can she save him? As her journey began, I knew I was reading something intriguing. The story captured my imagination, kept me riveted and scrolling the pages. I couldn’t wait until the next scene so I could catch my breath. But when the next scene began I realized the stakes had only increased and the tension thickened.

The sexual attraction between Gregor and Erika is thick from the beginning. But Debra didn’t rush the magic of their sacrifice—and their love does come with a high price. You’ll be swept into an epic historical romance that takes you from intimate private encounters, to the edge of your seat battle scene. The story made me warm, made me shiver and even made me cry. More Than A Mistress is a story I won’t soon forget.
~ Seriously Reviewed





"And you, miss, are no lady." The Romance Heroine by Debra Glass

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Scarlett O’Hara took Rhett’s quip as an insult. But we all knew better. Society-conscious, conforming, traditional, prim and proper ladies held no allure over the dashing realist, Rhett Butler.

Despite Scarlett’s willfulness, we as readers, cheered for her because she showed determination and grit. While she appeared selfish on the outside, Scarlett would have sold her soul to the devil to protect her family and her home.

As a romance writer, I strive to depict heroines that stand firm in the face of adversity even though they are trying untested waters—and even though society compels them to conform.
In More Than a Mistress, Erika defies tradition by donning her brother’s uniform and joining the Prussian Army rather than commit to a loveless marriage. Her courage earns her the love and respect of a man who comes to see her as an equal—not as a trophy.

Smart women read romance and smart women want to read about heroines who inspire them to triumph in life and in love. Romance heroines will settle for nothing less than a committed relationship with a man who is worthy of her love.

I love to craft heroines who come from a place where they have been controlled by society or by others to journey to their own self-actualization.

In Badcock, Sophia refuses to settle for being second best in Jack Badcock’s life. While being true to her own heart, Sophia shows Jack her true inner strength. It is through Sophia’s example that Jack discovers his own courage.

Expression of sexual desires is also necessary for a strong heroine. In Having Patience, Patience discovers she is in control of her own pleasure. Because she learns how to tell her husband what she needs and enjoys, the two move from a relationship of mutual attraction into one of deep respect and love.

Readers enjoy romance heroines who are in charge and in control of their own fate, who choose their hero because he is someone who adds to what they already are on the inside.
And isn’t loving who we are, flaws and all, eccentricities and all, inside and out, what it’s all about?

Seriously Reviewed Picks More Than a Mistress by Debra Glass as A Keeper

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"A story worth reading and reading again. Characters you wished you’d known, and after reading the book, you feel as if you do." ~ Seriously Reviewed

She knew she was playing with fire...and was eager to burn.

The very thought of an innocent young woman donning a man’s uniform and joining the Prussian Army is scandalous. But on the run from an arranged marriage, Erika von Ecker’s destitute circumstances have left her little choice. She expects to earn enough money to buy her way out of the marriage. She does not expect to fall in love with Gregor Altmann von Breidenbach, the handsome heir to a vast duchy.

Prussian law forbids Gregor to marry beneath his title, so he seeks to make the brash beauty his pampered mistress. Erika’s refusal only stokes a fire within that spurs them both toward ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon. But as war looms, Gregor realizes he must do anything in his power to get Erika out of harm’s way--even if it means making her more than a mistress.

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More Than a Mistress by Debra Glass Now Available for Kindle

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She knew she was playing with fire...and was eager to burn.

The very thought of an innocent young woman donning a man’s uniform and joining the Prussian Army is scandalous. But on the run from an arranged marriage, Erika von Ecker’s destitute circumstances have left her little choice. She expects to earn enough money to buy her way out of the marriage. She does not expect to fall in love with Gregor Altmann von Breidenbach, the handsome heir to a vast duchy.

Prussian law forbids Gregor to marry beneath his title, so he seeks to make the brash beauty his pampered mistress. Erika’s refusal only stokes a fire within that spurs them both toward ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon. But as war looms, Gregor realizes he must do anything in his power to get Erika out of harm’s way--even if it means making her more than a mistress.


Available Now - More Than a Mistress by Debra Glass

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She knew she was playing with fire…and was eager to burn.

The very thought of an innocent young woman donning a man’s uniform and joining the Prussian Army is scandalous. But on the run from an arranged marriage, Erika von Ecker’s destitute circumstances have left her little choice. She expects to earn enough money to buy her way out of the marriage. She does not expect to fall in love with Gregor Altmann von Breidenbach, the handsome heir to a vast duchy.

Prussian law forbids Gregor to marry beneath his title so he seeks to make the brash beauty his pampered mistress. Erika’s refusal to accept his offer only stokes a fire within that spurs them both toward ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon. But as war looms, Gregor realizes he must do anything in his power to get Erika out of harm’s way—even if it means making her more than a mistress.



Watch the trailer to see which sexy British actor inspired my hero:

More Than a Mistress by Debra Glass Available in E Book August 19 From Siren Bookstrand

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A simple agreement with the heir to a vast duchy? 

Hardly.

Especially when a feisty baroness holds out to become more than a mistress. Erika’s refusal to accept Gregor’s offer only stokes a fire within that spurs them both toward ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon.


Coming Soon - More Than a Mistress by Debra Glass

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A simple agreement with the heir to a vast duchy? 

Hardly.

Especially when a feisty baroness holds out to become more than a mistress. Erika’s refusal to accept Gregor’s offer only stokes a fire within that spurs them both toward ever-greater heights of sensuous abandon.