Kidnapping the Viscount is Available!

Kidnapping the Viscount Ebook Cover

This is the final book in the Marriage by Fate Series.

Here are all the books in the series:

  • Book 1: The Reclusive Earl
  • Book 2: Married In Haste
  • Book 3: Make Believe Bride
  • Book 4: The Perfect Duke
  • Book 5: Kidnapping the Viscount

This series wraps up the sub-plot with Ladies of Grace. I transition things from the point where Lady Eloise lost control of the group (in Married In Haste) to when Tara finally gained the advantage (in Kidnapping the Viscount). The group from this point will be much more positive.

I know this is a minor thing, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to get to ever since I wrote The Viscount’s Runaway Bride (Book 1 in the Marriage by Bargain Series). That was the book I introduced Lady Eloise and her group. As a side note, that book is free right now if you would like to see what Ladies of Grace was like in its beginning. Click on this page to get the links. The Viscount’s Runaway Bride is the first book on that page.

Sometimes it can take a couple of series to finally work out everything I had envisioned at the beginning. This is why these Regencies all take place in the same world.

Okay, so on to Kidnapping the Viscount. There really is more to this book than the Ladies of Grace group. At its core, Kidnapping the Viscount is a fun romantic comedy about a hero who is so determined to have the lady of his dreams that he’ll let her think she’s kidnapping him.

Here’s the description:

Miss Heather Duff met the love of her life. Then she let him go. And now she’s determined to get him back.

If there’s one thing Heather regrets, it’s that she let Lord Powell go. She listened to other people tell her what to do, so when Lord Powell proposed, she said no. It was the worst mistake she’s ever made, and now she’s determined to prove to Lord Powell that she wants a second chance.

Gill Easton, Viscount Powell, has never stopped loving Miss Duff. But a gentleman has his pride to protect. He can’t just let her walk back into his life as if nothing ever happened. And this puts him in a dilemma.

He’ll have to resort to unusual methods in order to get the lady of his dreams to marry him. In this case, the unusual method is to convince her to kidnap him…without letting her know he’s the one behind the whole scheme.

Don’t miss this romantic comedy featuring a feisty heroine, a hero who has to play hard to get, a meddling brother who doesn’t take even a minute to listen to what someone is trying to tell him, and a friend who doesn’t mind any kind of scandal so long as the cause is true love.

If this sounds like your kind of book, you can find it at these retailers:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble



Google Play




About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to
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10 Responses to Kidnapping the Viscount is Available!

  1. Mary McCall says:

    I don’t know what an author goes through if she is pressured to make a book available on Kindle Unlimited. I’ve always assumed that a first book in a series would be available on KU. If the author catches the reader’s interest, she would be inclined to buy books from that author. I’m a senior citizen on a fixed income. KU is $9.99 (plus tax) per month, and really helps me read a LOT for that amount of money. It has saved me from making a HUGE mistake, as well as discovering great writers. If I love that free book, I’m inclined to buy everything by that writer! I’ve also started reading a hot mess of a book, and return it before I read too far. Also, I’ve discovered books that are 40-80 pages long, and is continued in subsequent books forever. No, I’m not going to climb aboard for that ride. Even the 50 Shades trilogy- I didn’t read it until all three books were published. If it goes on ad infinitum, I don’t bother (sorry, Game of Thrones and Outlander.) I don’t even remember which of your books was the first I read or where I discovered you, but I was hooked. I may not have all of your books (I think I DO) but I will search from time to time to make sure. If you don’t feel right about Kindle Unlimited, I wouldn’t do it. I will find you!

    • In order to be in Kindle Unlimited, an author can’t have the Kindle Unlimited book on any other retailer. That book can only be on Amazon. So if a reader buys books from another retailer (Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Google Play, Smashwords, Scribd, Playster), the book can’t be there. I refuse to enter Kindle Unlimited because of that. Since 2010, I’ve come across people who prefer to read books at other retailers. Last year, someone requested my books to get on Google Play. I couldn’t have put my books on that retailer if I was in Kindle Unlimited.

      I know there are a lot of readers who subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, and most of them will never read my books because my books aren’t in the program. I understand it’s a better deal for the KU reader, but (unfortunately), it’s a bad deal for readers who go to other retailers. This has put all authors in a bad situation. We’re doomed if we do and doomed if we don’t. I’ve decided to keep my books on all retailers for the sake of those readers who have stuck with me for years. I felt that if I went exclusively on Amazon, I would be telling those readers that I don’t care about them. I do care about them. I care about everyone who reads my books. I never take them granted.

      If Amazon offered KU to authors without the exclusivity clause, I would enroll my books in it so long as the terms were fair. Right now the payout to authors who are in KU are not very good. That’s how they keep the subscription so cheap. It’s also why so many KU authors are scrambling to get a book or two out a month. They’ve been unable to keep making money in the program like they used to, so they write faster and publish more in order to make up for the loss in income. Some authors are doing very well in KU, but most are losing money in it. There’s no way I can write and publish any faster than I already do if I want to keep my sanity intact. 🙂 If Amazon did something like Scribd, I would enter KU. Scribd is a subscription service that does not require me to be only on their site. Plus, they pay fairly. So it’s a win-win. Readers are happy, and authors are happy. It’s the best of both worlds.

      I have quite a few free books on Amazon and all retailers to help give readers a taste of my writing. That way they can try me out and decide if I fit their needs. I like the strategy of trying out an author’s free books before buying any. I do that all the time. Free can be a great tool, and I feel it’s a win-win for both authors and readers. It’s the only way I can go around KU.

      I should add that Amazon does allow for a few top selling KU authors and some publishers to be in KU and be on other retailers. I’m not a big enough author to get that kind of agreement with Amazon. So there are times you’ll find a book in KU and on other retailers.

      Since you’re on a limited income, I thought I’d mention that I currently have Advanced Review Copies (ARCs) of Kidnapping the Viscount on Booksprout if you want to get a free copy that way. A review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Google Play, Goodreads, OR Bookbub is required in exchange for the book, though. I just ask for a review on one of those sites. They do offer mobi files which will work for the Kindle. Here’s the link if interested: I’m new to Booksprout, so I’m still learning the ins and outs of using the site. If you have any questions about it, let me know.

      Thanks for the comment! I do appreciate hearing your thoughts on the subject. I just wish it was one that had an easier answer.

      • Mary McCall says:

        I’ve already purchased your new book! I always buy your books as soon as you announce them here! I appreciate that you explained the inner workings of KU. It’s like owing your soul to the company store! It’s like musicians and songwriters signing with a company, and the contract ties them like ropes, as far as what they write, how they look, and so forth. Nothing should hamper creativity, or whom, and how you can reach readership. I will certainly check out the link above.

        • Thanks for understanding. I appreciate it!

          Let me know if you give BookSprout a try. I helped someone recently with getting their Kindle email set up with it, so I have a better understanding of how things work over there. I’d like to use it for some reading pleasure in the future. There seem to be some good books over there! 😀

          • Mary McCall says:

            I’ve signed up over there, and have the app on my Kindle, but haven’t navigated around there very much! Hope to find you there!

  2. Congrats! Hope the new book does well!

  3. Congrats on the release! 😀

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