WELCOME! So glad you stopped in to visit. This is the place to find out more than you'd ever think to ask about me and all the crazy fun my characters keep getting themselves into in the name of love.

Fair warning, I'm a huge fan of all things romance—especially those concocted by my wonderful writer friends. Translation: I do a truckload of giveaways. My sole purpose? To get you all as hopelessly addicted to their novels as I am. :) So, be sure to keep checking in to see what I have brewing each week. Whether you're an emailer, twitter-stalker, or facebook tagger, I love hearing from fans! While I may be snarky, kooky, and geeky (aka the dwarfs who didn't make the cut), I'm not at all scary. So don't be a stranger! And enjoy your trip around the site!


(Cactus Creek #2)

He's a better fighter

A fighter to the core, Hudson Reyes has collected enough battle scars now to last several lifetimes.  But after his combat injuries retire him from the life he wasn't ready to give up, Hudson finds himself spending the carbon copy days of his new career as a Hollywood fight scene and weapons specialist just doing what he knows best: surviving.  Until he meets her.  The one woman who makes him want to live again.  With wounds as deep as his own, she's a scrappy little thing--an angel-faced paradox that comes as a package deal with an offbeat town of admirably protective, but downright nosy folks.

And a wicked roundhouse kick that's become intimately familiar with his head.

...but she has all the weapons.

An antique arms authenticator by day and a self-defense instructor by night, Liana Lin has made a living turning the unthinkable demons of her past into the passions that fuel, and fill, her life.  So when the unjustly handsome man she's been unable to stop thinking about literally takes her to the mat with martial arts styles unlike anything she's ever seen--pinning her with a molten hot stare that melts her like a marshmallow trapped between a graham cracker and a chocolate square--Lia flips into no-holds-barred fight mode.  Because if one man could find a way to disarm her carefully-built defenses, it'd be him.

Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out...

EIGHT Fun, Romantic Novels by Eight Bestselling Authors)

An all-star collaboration by some of today’s most popular bestselling authors. From the funny & sweet to the steamy & heartfelt, this collection has EIGHT full-length FUN, romantic love stories hand-picked to bring a smile to your face this summer. 

At just **$0.99** for 1,800+ pages, you SAVE over $27!


ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAE --USA Today bestselling author Marilyn Brant
FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL - NYT & USA Today bestselling Author Violet Duke
SWEET TO YOU --B&N, iBooks & Amazon bestselling author Jessie Evans
UNAFRAID --USA Today bestselling author Melody Grace
LOVE LOVE --Amazon bestselling author Beth Michele Author
TEMPTING LOVE --Amazon bestselling author Melanie Shawn
NOT OVER YOU --NYT & USA Today bestselling author Marquita Valentine
GETTING OUT OF HAND --Samhain bestselling author Erin Nicholas

Surprise!  I'm doing an anthology with seven of my best friends!
Epic Love: 8 Bestselling Authors, 8 Bestselling Novels includes stories from me, Monica Murphy, Sawyer Bennett, Lauren Blakely, Lexi Ryan, Jessie Evans, Melody Grace, and Kendall Ryan!  It's a limited edition boxed set available only until April 10th!

LOVE, CHOCOLATE, AND BEER, (Cactus Creek #1)


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Hi all! Happy holidays!  I'm so excited to launch these two special edition covers for charity! For a limited time, 50% of all royalties from the special silver seal editions of FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL and the NICE GIRL TO LOVE trilogy will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and (in honor of the characters in the Nice Girl/Nice Guy books) the Huntington's Disease Society of America. 

(A Nice GUY to Love spin-off novel)

(The Complete Three-Book Collection)
 Book Details

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Also, if you purchase the paperback for either book on Amazon, I’ve made it so you can get the ebook version for FREE via the kindle matchbook program. Happy Reading! 

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday season! <3

To celebrate the release of Finding the Right Girl, I put together a little Microsoft Surface Tablet giveaway for all of you. Thank you for being so wonderful!

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To celebrate the Nice Girl boxed set becoming a New York Times & USA Today Bestseller, I put together a little Kindle Fire HD & Nook HD Tablet giveaway for all my awesome fans. Love you guys!

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Novel-A-Day Giveaways
= To honor my book-a-day reading addiction, every so often, for a week straight, I'll go nuts and give away one book a day from some of my favorite romance authors' newest 2013 releases (and not because they're written by friends I love either, but because you really should read 'em). To enter, be sure to swing by my Facebook Page on the day of the book you'd like to win and participate in the giveaway posted there.  I'll also have an alternative means of entry here on the giveaway page for those of you who don't have Facebook.  :)

The September Giveaway
(and this time, it was all fans' choice *grin*):

Just enter the rafflecopter below and a random winner will get chosen each day to win that day's designated ebook prize.  ^_^  Good luck!!  Note: For those of you who don't have Facebook, just email me at authorvioletduke [at] gmail and I'll enter you via alternate entry.

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Recap of the May/June giveaway:

Recap of the March/April giveaway: 

Fan Appreciation Giveaway 3.0 = Here's another lil' rafflecopter giveaway for you all just because I love you!  ♥  The grand prize this time?  Yep, an iPad Mini!!!  *cartwheels*  ^_^