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How to Design a Duke

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A Regency Romance Book

Tots of the Ton Series Book 2

by Eleanor Meyers

Publication Date: April 24, 2017

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He’s charming. She’s skeptical.
He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and she sees straight through to his heart.
It’ll never work. Or will it?

Lady Laura Abbey has much adjusting to do.
In a matter of one year she went from
being a little seamstress … to a widow … to the heiress of the Season.

She knows nothing about London and Society, but she’ll have to learn quickly if she plans to survive among the Ton’s casual cruelty.
Ironically, the most charming rogue and scandalous gentleman of London lends her his aid.

And like everything else in her life, it’ll come with a price.

Albion Kay IV, the Duke of Oakley, has never been known to play the part of gentleman until he meets her- a lady he finds to be so different than other ladies.

Everyone knows him to be a rake, but in one night, everything changes. Fighting his past will be Oakley’s biggest obstacle.

And Laura’s will come in the form of fighting her attraction for him.

Can the duke change from his old ways?
Will the lady find love or heartbreak?

My Thoughts:

Eleanor Meyers has done it again with another Worthington, Tots of the Ton title.
This book is certainly what we have come to expect from this author’s sweet/clean Regency Era Romance.

There are a bit more heated kisses than usual, but anything else is just implied.

Our hero has a child from a previous encounter.

Our heroine is a widow with money but she is from humble beginnings.
Can the attraction between these two culminate into their mutual happily ever after or will it lead to heartbreak?

I gave this title 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 1 of 5 flames.

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by Eleanor Meyers

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A favor led him to servitude…
Servitude led him to love…

Lewis Haywood is the Marquess of Lamont, but one would never know by looking at him.
During the last two years of service to the Duke of Wardington, he has become as jaded as one who was born on the roughest streets of London.

With two years down and only three to go, Lewis is looking forward to freedom and won’t let anything distract him during his latest assignment.

But as fate would have it, distraction comes in the form of a young boy whose lavender eyes are more than familiar.

Lewis has a son he never knew existed!
And there’s only one woman to blame…

Lady Phoebe Gillard fled England eight years ago with a broken heart and with a child the father never wanted.
When Lewis finds out about their son, everything changes …

Phoebe finds herself falling for the very man she vowed to never love again.
But when the flames of love are rekindled, both turn to face their last and biggest change.

The Duke of Wardington

He knows all and see all.
He won’t let Lewis go without a fight.
He demands all debts to paid.

And when the time comes, Phoebe and Lewis might find themselves paying for that freedom with blood… or at the cost of their love.

How high of a price is this couple willing to pay to be together?
And can anyone truly be free of the Duke of Wardington?

Page Count: around 330 pages



La Belle Christiane

Sweeping Historical Saga of Young America

Patriots and Seekers Book 1

by Lyn Cote

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Can the beautiful daughter of a French courtesan find a love that will last a lifetime?

In the early 1770’s, Christiane Pelletier, an extraordinarily beautiful young woman, is next in a line of courtesans who have been favorites at the French court during the reigns of two monarchs. Yet she longs to be the beloved wife of one man, not a lovely piece of human art passed from one noble to another. And the winds of change are sweeping Europe.

After her mother’s violent murder, Christiane flees France with her renegade father. In the Canadian wilderness, she survives the shock of leaving a life of wealth and privilege. To escape frontier violence, she moves southward only to become involved in the burgeoning American Revolution. Daughter of a French courtesan to frontier wife to companion of Lady Washington, Christiane moves into the heart of the American rebel elite. But one man in her life can never be forgotten. Once he was her friend. Now he has become her enemy. Will he become her destiny? Only God knows.

Note to my readers:

About La Belle Christiane, my very first manuscript never published till now.
When I began writing my first manuscript, I literally ran after my two toddlers with a clipboard in my hand and wrote whenever they paused. GRIN.
Anyway I wrote that story without knowing anything about the market. In fact, I told myself just to write the book and then I’d think about marketing it. The thought of that was overwhelming at that time. It took me three years of writing to finish my first manuscript-1,000 handwritten pages. Whew!

Then I found out that while it garnered interest from agents and editors, it never found a publisher. I think that’s because there are “unwritten” rules for inspirational and romance fiction and I didn’t know them or follow them. I still think it’s a good story and I didn’t want it to sit ignored on my shelf forever.
So I’ve revised it and polished it till its quality matches what I write now.

However, I’ve grown as a writer and solidified my brand. I want you to know that Christiane is not my “expected” heroine. She comes from a background far different than say, my Quaker heroines and she is trying to find her way to the truth and true love. So if you want just my regular heroine, I suggest you try my novella, “Where Honor Began” and read my Quaker Brides series. Christiane is different and yet very much like my heroines now. But I wanted you to know she’s flawed upfront.

Thanks–Lyn   



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To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart

A Waltz with a Rogue Novella Book 4

by Collette Cameron

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She had her whole life planned.
Katrina Needham intended to marry her beloved major and live happily-ever-after. Until he’s seen with another woman. Distraught, and needing a distraction, she agrees to assist the rugged, and dangerously handsome privateer, The Saint of the Sea, find a wife.

He loves everything about being a sea captain.
When Dominic St. Monté unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and the care of his young sisters, he reluctantly decides he must marry. Afterward, he can return to the sea-faring life he craves and leave his duchess to oversee his dukedom.

Nic enlists a family friend’s help in finding an acceptable bride and soon realizes Katrina possesses every characteristic he seeks in a duchess. However, he cannot ask for her hand. Not only is she promised to another, a man still determined to make her his, she has absolutely no interest in becoming a privateer’s wife. Can Nic and Katrina relinquish their carefully planned futures and trust love to guide them?

Caution:

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Buy this 4th installment in the Waltz with a Rogue historical Regency romance novella series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can’t put down.

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE NOVELLA SERIES
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book 1)
Bride of Falcon (Book 2)
Her Scandalous Wish (Book 3)
To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart (Book 4)

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“…marvelously written novella that encompasses everything a full-length novel should have. ~InD’Tale Magazine Crown of Excellence Review.”

“As a whole this was a pricelessly romantic and wildly comical novella that held my attention from cover to cover.”~Pure Jonel Confessions of a Bibliophile

“Collette Cameron’s unique wit and writing style and you have an exceptional story.” ~Dee Foster

“To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart! It’s well written, romantic and amusing! ~Nicole Laverdure” 

“It’s short, wonderful, and definitely hot! Just loved it!” ~Chatty

“…masterfully written tales, in “To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart”. An enjoyable and very satisfying read!” ~April Renn

“The dialogue is charming and the story telling perfect.” ~Aleen Lampshade Reader

“Collette Cameron is one of the best regency writers that I’ve come across. Her stories are full of warmth and wit, with endearing characters you will fall in love with.” Kimberly Westrope

Ms. Cameron’s writing is like the most luxurious cashmere: warm, light, timeless, elegant, and it always feels so good. ~Mo Daoust

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Unexpected Magic Book Five

by Patricia Rice

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Print Length: 348 Pages

Language: English

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

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A dying viscount, a bookish botanist, and a marriage of convenience that becomes. . . inconvenient. . .

Diagnosed with consumption, Viscount “Devil” Dare knows his days are numbered. With his greedy cousin scheming to throw Dare’s mother and sisters out of their home after his death, he can hardly refuse a mysterious lady’s solution—wedding vows. Her lands would ensure his industrial success—and secure the future for those he loves.

Bookish botanist Emilia McDowell desperately needs the land she will inherit once she marries. Her gift for the healing arts requires growing and experimenting with herbs if she’s to save lives. When she learns that her funds would benefit handsome Lord Dare, who is said to be dying, she offers a marriage of convenience.

But if Emilia touches Dare, her dangerous healing gift could kill her. As they learn to love under trying circumstances, Emilia longs to find the courage to be a true wife—until she discovers Dare’s plans for her inheritance. Can love and marriage surmount death and betrayal?

My Thoughts:

This is book five of the Unexpected Magic series.

I have read all of the books in this series so far and this one is as good or maybe better than the rest. “Chemistry of Magic” is not as comical as most of the others but is still a very well written and enjoyable read.

The only thing lacking in this one was the virtual absence of wildly mischievous children and dogs. They are there but only in the background this time.

Dare is very ill and thought to be dying so he decides that Emelia’s idea of a marriage of convenience will work just fine to keep his scheming cousin, who is his heir at bay.

Emilia has spent her life in fear of touching others due to her gift of healing which causes her pain and brought her near to death when she saved her young cousin.
Will these two find their happily ever after together or will Dare leave Emilia alone once more with his death?

I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
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From a USA Today bestselling author who “weaves magical love stories” (Mary Jo Putney): When Lady Azenor reads danger in the stars, she arrives on the doorstep of Lord Ives to warn him. Can a scientific man ever trust — or love — a bewitching astrologer?

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Lord Theophilus Ives,

As an astrologer, Lady Azenor Dougall sadly realizes her stars are a danger to her beloved siblings and has banished herself from her Scots home. As the Malcolm family librarian, she dutifully creates zodiac charts for her often eccentric and mysterious relations—until the day she realizes a dire conjunction of planets spells a fatal threat in a distant branch of the family.

Lord Theophilus Ives, heir presumptive to the Marquess of Ashford, Earl of Ives and Wystan, is a dedicated astronomer who has perfected a telescope capable of seeing beyond Saturn’s moons. Living in an all-male family that distrusts the  women who regularly abandon them, Theo is undaunted by the tumult of his life—until the day the luscious Lady Azenor arrives to warn them that the marquess is in danger.

Can Aster, the Prophetess of Doom, convince a laughing disbeliever of peril? And what are the chances she can escape the fate her stars predict if she lingers too long in Lord Theo’s enthralling company?

Originally Reviewed March 8th, 2016

My Thoughts:

This is a delightful romp with some mystery, an emerging love story, some marvelously implausible characters and an intriguing premise.

It is set in England in the early industrial revolution time period.

I loved this story with dogs, cats, farm animals and unpredictable male characters.

Our hero is an absentminded astronomer…. Our heroine is a wonderfully delightful astrologer.

How will this mixture of science versus astrology work and will they find their Happily Ever After?

This is a story that will make you laugh out loud. The characters are well developed with unique personalities that make you want to see more and more of them.

We can only hope that the stories of each and every one will follow this one.
I would give this a 4.25 of 5 star rating and a sensual rating of  2.5 of 5 flames.
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Chasing the Other Tisdale

The Regency Blooms Book 3

by Jessica Jefferson

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She’s the other sister . . .

Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family’s name.

He’s a rake in need of reforming . . .

Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle dedicated to pleasure and self-indulgence.

When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another.

Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London’s bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?



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Brought together at the start of the London social season, Lady Georgina and Lord Vane are immediately at odds. The Lord’s cool countenance annoys Georgina to no end, while Lord Vane has no desire for his orderly routine to be upended by the passionate Lady Georgina. Forced together while under quarantine, will they overcome their mutual dislike?

Are they destined to be at each other’s throats…

 

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Tangled in Sin

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A Bound and Determined Novel

by Lavinia Kent

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An innocent young woman flirts with scandal and becomes the mistress of her own forbidden desires in this stimulating Regency romance from the author of Mastering the Marquess.

Lady Cynthia Westhope can’t believe the shocking rumor is true. Her childhood friend, the daughter of a duke no less, has become the madam of London’s most exclusive and notorious brothel. Though she’s known as “Sin,” Cynthia is scandalized—and surprisingly curious. Just picturing the whips, the chains, the uncontrollable urges men gratify behind closed doors sends a jolt of electricity through her body. Still, Sin can’t imagine taking part in such games—until she’s snatched off the street during a raging storm and swept away to a remote cottage.

When James Winters encounters the comely virgin, he assumes she’s one of Madame Blanche’s fresh new beauties, especially after Sin pulses in ecstasy as he ravishes her. Then he discovers that she’s Lord Westhope’s virgin daughter . . . or was. Now they will both be compromised, unless James devises a plan to save Sin from disgrace. Before long, they’re entangled in a web of tempting propositions, family secrets, and sensual intrigue—and bound together so tightly that James never wants to let go.

My Thoughts:

Such an erotica book is not usually to my taste but I found this book totally engaging.
Sin (Cynthia) is so very innocent and such a concerned friend to James sister whose life has turned around from a pampered Duke’s daughter to an unwed mother and the owner of a notorious brothel.
As the story started I was almost certain that the story would be one about Jasmine. It began like a tale about this young woman’s fall from grace but quickly turned around into something quite different when Sin was mistakenly taken as Jasmine and abducted by men that James had hired to take his sister away from the unsavory situation in which she now lives.
I loved the unexpected turn of events that progressed into this well written story.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 5 of 5 flames.
This book has a very erotic storyline. I found it to be unexpectedly enjoyable in spite of the eroticized language and situations.
I received  complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read.
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What a Woman Needs

by Caroline Linden

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From award-winning author Caroline Linden comes a dazzling tale of seduction, intrigue, and unexpected lessons in love…

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Charlotte Griffolino knows a rake when she sees one—and the man her niece longs to marry most definitely qualifies. Stuart Drake is handsome, charming—and penniless. That he is interested in more than Susan’s considerable inheritance is highly unlikely. That he will be immune to Charlotte’s allure is even more unlikely…
 
With a Viscount title in his future, Stuart expects it shouldn’t be difficult to marry an heiress. Still, once he meets Charlotte, how hard will it be to charm her? Quite, actually. Now Stuart has only one option: to take revenge on her through seduction. But learning what this woman needs might only leave him hungry for more…

Reviews & Honors

Finalist in the NJRW Golden Leaf Contest for Best Historical Romance of 2005

“Wonderfully drawn characters, amusing and empathetic, define Linden’s highly enjoyable tale.” Booklist

“Tension mounts as quickly as Stuart and Charlotte’s passion…This cleverly plotted book is filled with intelligent characters, twists and turns, sexually charged repartee and danger.” Romantic Times Book Reviews

“Right from the outrageous opening scene, readers will quickly realise that they are in for a treat…What A Woman Needs is a must-have historical debut.” Fallen Angel Reviews

“This is one of the best books I’ve read this summer, and enthusiastically recommend it to all lovers of historical romance.” Affaire de Coeur

Re-released in 2015 with a new cover, but the exact same story as originally published in 2005.

The story behind the lost masterpiece of Anghiari is essentially true. Leonardo da Vinci’s fresco has been the subject of intense interest in the art world since its inception. Although everything about the rediscovered cartoons in What A Woman Needs is fictional, some of da Vinci’s sketches do survive, such as this one. And art conservationist Maurizio Seracini might have even discovered what remains of the original painting.



The Renegade’s Heart

The True Love Brides Book 1

by Claire Delacroix

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Released from the captivity of the Fae, Murdoch Seton wants nothing more than to forget his lost years. Undertaking a quest to recover treasure stolen from his family seems the perfect solution – but Murdoch is not counting upon a curious maiden who holds both the secret to the theft and his sole redemption.

Isabella is outraged to find her brother’s keep besieged by a renegade knight – especially one who is too handsome for his own good or hers. After a single encounter, she becomes convinced that his cause is just and decides to unveil the true thief, never imagining that their single shared kiss has launched a battle for Murdoch’s very soul.

As the treacherous Fae move to claim Murdoch forever, Isabella seeks to heal the knight who has stolen her heart. But will Murdoch allow her to take a risk and endanger herself? Or will he sacrifice himself to ensure Isabella’s future?

This edition includes an excerpt from THE HIGHLANDER’S CURSE.

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A Rebel’s Desire

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Some secrets are hard to keep…
Jake promised Heather MacDonald he’d keep her secret. He’d help her train to be a warrior and all she had to do was give him a kiss. He didn’t promise that she wouldn’t feel the stirrings of desire for this former soldier.
For Heather, a woman determined to become a warrior, Jake’s promise means the difference between life and death.
Wounded at war, then the target of a malicious healer, Jake Duncan, brother of the Highland Laird, has decided he has to prove himself, over and over again. He never thought that part of his journey would involve falling for the woman from the Lowlands who wasn’t as demure or as shy as he originally thought, especially not when she was wielding a dirk.



Beauty and the Wolf

The Cursed Princes Book 1

by Marina Myles

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A Union Of Curses

Isabella Farrington’s marriage was hasty. For all her new husband’s riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven’s dark good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble…

But when Isabella returns to Draven’s remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother’s scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own…

“Dynamic and sensual, paranormal readers will gobble up this sexy read.” –Donna Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight’s Warrior

Beauty and the Wolf is a deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale that will make you fall in love all over again.” –Erin Quinn, author of The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love


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When her demanding stepmother died, Ella Benoit knew just how far their fortunes had fallen, unlike her spoiled stepsisters. So she never expected the bequest from her late father. A chateau in France and the freedom to live her own life, all at once!

The chateau has seen better days, but Ella knows she can put the ruined house to rights. The life-size portrait of its first owner, Jean-Daniel Girard, seems to watch her work with approval, even pleasure. With bright blue eyes, strong features, and an athlete’s body, the viscount is a tempting sight even now, more than three hundred years after his tragic death. But the more she looks at the portrait, the more convinced Ella is that she’s met Jean-Daniel before. In another life, perhaps—or maybe, as the form who haunts the halls at night, invading Ella’s dreams…

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Mad About The Baron

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Matchmaking for Wallflowers Book 4

by Bianca Blythe

Publication Date: April 18, 2017

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A hopeless romantic…
Veronique Daventry absolutely believes in true love. When the baron she’s corresponded with for years over long distance suggests they elope in Scotland, she eagerly assents. Perhaps she’s never met him, but she’s certain their souls are meant to be joined for eternity.

A notorious rogue…
Lord Miles Worthing is surprised when he is ushered to a chapel on a visit to Scotland and finds a beautiful woman. His happiness halts when her family discovers them in a compromising position.

A mistaken identity…
Veronique is devastated to have mistaken this stranger for her fiancé. She needs to find the correct baron at once, but the only person who can help her is the man who makes her heart race as it absolutely should not.

My Thoughts:

I have read most of this series and found this book to be the best I have read so far. There is just the right mixture of comedy, adventure and love.

Veronique is a young woman who is the daughter of an American and a Mulatto woman. She is a romantic who is the secret author of books that were considered, in this time period to be scandalous reading materials. They were known as Penny dreadfuls.

She has been corresponding with a Baron for two years and intends to marry him as soon as possible.

Miles who has recently been given the title of Baron is mistaken for the Baron that Veronique intends to marry.

This is how our adventurous tale begins.

Will Veronique get her happily ever after. Will it be with the man she has been corresponding with for two years or the man who was recently mistaken for him?

I found this at times funny tale to have very endearing characters and a well thought out storyline.

I gave it 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.

There is only a brief physical encounter near the end of the book. This scene was the undeniable culmination of what would happen.

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The Perfect Fiancé

Matchmaking for Wallflowers Book 0

by Bianca Blythe

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Rosamund Amberly is overjoyed. And soon, she’s certain, she’ll start feeling the emotion.

Rosamund prides herself on her matchmaking skills. After meeting Marcus Worthing, Earl of Somerville and her older sister’s childhood best friend, she knows she’s found the perfect fiancé . . . for her reclusive sister.

Unfortunately, she’s spending far too much time thinking about the man.

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The Perfect Fiancé is a short prequel novella to Bianca Blythe’s Matchmaking for Wallflowers series. It contains 15,000 words.


How to Capture a Duke

Matchmaking for Wallflowers Book 1

by Bianca Blythe

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One reclusive bluestocking…
Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying Grandmother worries about Fiona’s future, Fiona stammers that she’s secretly engaged. Soon she finds herself promising that she will introduce her husband-to-be by Christmas.


One dutiful duke…

Percival Carmichael, new Duke of Alfriston, is in a hurry. He’s off to propose to London’s most eligible debutante. After nearly dying at Waterloo, he’s vowed to spend the rest of his life living up to the ton’s expectations.

One fallen tree…

When Fiona tries to warn a passing coach about a tree in the road, the driver mistakes her for a highwaywoman. Evidently he’s not used to seeing women attired in clothes only suitable for archaeology waving knives. After the driver flees, Fiona decides she may as well borrow the handsome passenger…


About The Author:

facebookauthorBorn in Texas, Wellesley graduate Bianca Blythe spent four years in England. She worked in a fifteenth century castle, though sadly that didn’t actually involve spotting dukes and earls strutting about in Hessians.

She credits British weather for forcing her into a library, where she discovered her first Julia Quinn novel. She remains deeply grateful for blustery downpours.

Bianca lives in Massachusetts with her dashing rogue.



Closet Most Tempting

The Seamstress Series #2

by Paige Turner

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Elisabeth has been welcomed in to the lovely Lovelace chateau by her dearest friend and lover the Countess Adelaide. Together they spend their time together, sewing to create an original inspired collection of gowns and dresses that they plan to show to all of London’s high society. While they attend balls, tea parties and soirées Adelaide’s husband is drinking himself into a stupor every night, being led home by his close companion Thomas. Thomas has also taken up residence at the chateau, leaving the foursome to be seen as a solid group out and amongst the socialites. Little do they realize that their inner kept secrets are not so secret after all and word begins to spread that the Lovelace marriage is not as solid as it may seem and that Thomas and Elisabeth may be starting their own romance within the chateau walls.

Follow the four as they muddle their way through the truth, each finding their own answers in their own ways to benefit their own needs. We find a couple falling in love and one sailing apart, while another is lost in the frustration of romantic limbo. Travel with them through the ups and downs in an array of fashion, dancing, drinking and assumptions. Until the end when a marriage is saved, a friendship is kept and a man is left questioning his truest desire for a woman who is not of his social standing and has been returned to her own station in life.



Cut from the Same Cloth

A Humorous Traditional Regency Romance

My Notorious Aunt Book 3

by Kathleen Baldwin

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Cut from the Same Cloth, A Humorous Traditional Regency, Book Three – My Notorious Aunt

Aunt Honore is up to her old tricks, only now she’s meddling in her mysterious nephew’s life…

Why does the powerfully built, golden-haired, Lord St. Evert dress like an overdone Dandy? His outlandish wardrobe belies the hard unyielding lines of his face. Whoever he is, he’s ruining Elizabeth Hampton’s desperate scheme to secure a rich husband. Terribly vexing, to arrive at the most fashionable Breakfast Party of the Season wearing a perfectly stunning Chinese silk gown, only to discover Lord St. Evert is clad in unmentionables cut from identical cloth.

Humiliating. And insufferable! Why, the devil, must he show up in fabrics Elizabeth searched so diligently to procure? To say nothing of the long hours she spent secretly stitching her creations together. He must be stopped. She is determined to spy out his perplexing game, and put an end to his interference.

Scarlet O’Hara meets the Scarlet Pimpernel

St. Evert despises pretension of any kind. He cannot abide the self-important airs put on by some members of the Ton and takes pleasure in making a mockery of Brummell’s fashion strictures. Conceited frauds! Hadn’t his grandfather’s snobbery made his mother’s life a misery? All the more maddening to discover that the one woman who captures his interest is the biggest pretender of all. He vows to teach Miss Elizabeth Hampton a lesson she won’t soon forget.

AUTHORS NOTE:

I loved reading the Scarlet Pimpernel, and the character of Scarlet O’Hara always intrigued me. What if those two characters were thrust into their own story. Thus was born Cut from the Same Cloth. And as always my work takes a bow to the incomparable Georgette Heyer, and to the mother of romantic comedy, Jane Austen. I hope you will have as much fun reading this romance as I did writing it.

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Enchanting the Earl

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The Townsends

by Lily Maxton

Publication Date: April 17, 2017

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Llynmore Castle is the only place Annabel Lockhart has ever considered home. For years, she’s been able to live as she wished, freely roaming the wild moors. Now there’s a new earl, as arrogant as he is handsome, and he wants her out. But if he thinks she’ll go quietly, he’s in for a surprise.

Theo Townsend returned from war a changed man. After unexpectedly inheriting an earldom and a secluded castle in the Scottish Highlands to go with it, he thinks he’s found the perfect place to hide from the world—until he arrives to find a spirited, beautiful woman already in residence. He can’t just throw her out, but surely there’s a way to get her to leave on her own. The sooner she’s gone, the better, especially when he realizes there’s more than just mutual dislike between them.

My Thoughts:

This is my first time reading this author’s work and the first book in a new series.
There were parts of this book I totally enjoyed and other parts that made me want to pull my hair out.
The hero and heroine both have moments when I could have just grabbed and shaken them.

They start out simply not liking each other and trying to drive each other away. Come on who threatens to toss out an otherwise homeless person along with her homeless relatives.
And what lady actually thinks to scare away the gentleman who is now the owner of the roof over her head so she can again claim the holding as her own?

How could Theo or Annabel possibly want to stay in this ramshackle castle that is nearly falling down around their ears?

This book has such an inauspicious beginning and it makes you almost sure it will have a bad ending for these two adversaries.

You will need to decide for yourself how you think this story will end.

I gave this book 3.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I was provided a complimentary digital copy of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I have voluntarily reviewed.



Darcy’s Ultimatum

A Pride & Prejudice Variation

The Cousins Book 1

by Jennifer Joy

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The first in a sweet romance series inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

When Fitzwilliam Darcy’s arranged life falls to pieces, his father, Mr. George Darcy, gives him an ultimatum: Marry by the end of the London Season or risk disinheritance. Can Darcy cast aside society’s frigid attitude toward marriage and find true love? Or will his desire to honor his deceased mother’s memory hold him back?

Elizabeth Bennet faces the greatest challenge of her life: Find a husband by the end of the London Season or be forced to marry the heir apparent of her family home, Mr. Collins. A romantic at heart, will Elizabeth find a gentleman to meet her high expectations?

After a disastrous meeting, Darcy and Elizabeth determine not to like each other.
But, the London Season has only begun… 

A sweet story inspired by Pride and Prejudice. Both Darcy and Elizabeth face ultimatums from their parents: Find a spouse or lose everything. With the London Season in full swing, will their search for love lead them to one another?



Dance With Me At Midnight

Regency Fairy Twists Book 3

by Samantha Holt

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Eloise has done her best to play the dutiful stepdaughter, taking on the work of her departed mother and running the household and looking after her useless stepbrothers. However, when her stepfather announces she’ll be married before summer–to a man she’s never met–she’s determined to fight it. 

Of course, in between battling her stepfather’s plans, Eloise has other things to keep her busy. Planning for the spring ball and looking after her ever-growing animal sanctuary. With the help of Bennett, the stablehand, she has nursed and raised everything from a baby owl to a rather naughty parrot. Much to her stepfather’s disgust. 
Charles, the newly minted Earl of Marlton, always knew he’d be married within months of inheriting the title. Having returned home from his studies in France, he was prepared to be the dutiful heir and take on everything that being an earl entailed–including marrying a wealthy, attractive, well-bred woman. Lord Fairfax has promised his stepdaughter was just that. He’s fully prepared to wed the woman he’s never met by summer.
Until he meets her that is. 
Eloise is nothing like the poised, elegant and controlled woman he thought she’d be. Beautiful, yes, even with a damned parrot sitting on her shoulder, but hardly marchioness material. However, her wealth and connections, and his commitment to spend time with her family ensures he must stay. And perhaps he could consider himself a little intrigued by her. Unfortunately for Charles, he cannot seem to get close enough to her to find out more, especially when she keeps running off with the stablehand. 

Can he persuade her he’s more than a stuffy lord, interested in only her wealth? And does he really want to compete with a stablehand and a menagerie of animals? All he knows is the more time he spends with her, the more he’s convinced it might well be worth it.Dance With Me At Midnight is a 25,000 word sweet, clean novella.



The Warrior’s Game

The Warriors Series Book 3

by Denise Domning

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Widowed Lady Amicia de la Beres has resisted taking sides in the rebellion forming against King John. But when England’s king gives her precious home to an upstart common knight, one of John’s greedy foreign mercenaries, Ami will do anything to protect what is hers. All Sir Michel de Martigny wants from King John is what was promised him–the wife and estate that will make gentlemen of his sons. As a knighted commoner, he expects nothing more than scorn from the well-born woman who will be his wife. But then he discovers he is the one man Amicia needs more than she can imagine, for only he can protect her from their king’s game.



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The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day. Nowadays the World Book and Copyright Day is observed in over 100 countries, where schools, private businesses, voluntary organizations and lots of more people and groups come together to pay a tribute to authors and books.
In 1995, UNESCO decided that on this date the World Book and Copyright Day should be celebrated because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare and some other authors.
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My Lady Thief

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by Emily Larkin

Publication Date: April 20th, 2017

Now Available in Digital Format

$4.99 at Amazon

Originally published as

The Unmasking of a Lady

by Emily May

ISBN: 0263876144

Original Publisher – Harlequin, Mills & Boon Ltd 
Originally Published in 2010

Publisher’s Description:

Lady by day, Robin Hood by night…

Arabella Knightley is an earl’s granddaughter, but it’s common knowledge that she spent her early years in London’s gutters. What the ton doesn’t know is that while Arabella acts the perfect young lady by day, at night she plays Robin Hood, stealing from the wealthy to give to the poor.

Adam St Just is one of Society’s most sought after bachelors. He’s also the man responsible for Arabella Knightley’s nickname: Miss Smell o’ Gutters—a mistake he regrets, but can never erase.

Bored by polite society, Adam sets out to unmask the elusive thief … but he’s not prepared for what he discovers.

Originally published as The Unmasking of a Lady, by Emily May.

My Thoughts:

This book is not the first I have read by this author but it may be the best.
I found this funny, laugh a minute, poignant story to be well written and I just couldn’t put it down. I finished it in one sitting.
The characters and storyline are well developed. It is definitely one for the keeper shelf.
This book is one I am sorry was not made available in the US when first released by Harlequin. I most likely would still have a copy hanging out on my keeper shelf.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed.

Awards

Finalist in the Booksellers’ Best Award.

Finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Award.

Finalist in the Australian Romantic Book of the Year (R*BY) Award.

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Schooling the Viscount

Schooling the Viscount

Cotswold Confidential Book One

by Maggie Robinson

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Welcome to Puddling‑on‑the‑Wold, where the sons and daughters of Victorian nobility come for a little rest, recuperation, and “rehab,” in this brand-new series of rebellious romance from Maggie Robinson.

After a harrowing tour of duty abroad, Captain Lord Henry Challoner fought to keep his memories at bay with two of his preferred vices: liquor and ladies. But the gin did more harm than good—as did Henry’s romantic entanglements, since he was supposed to be finding a suitable bride. Next stop: The tiny village of Gloucestershire, where Henry can finally sober up without distraction or temptation. Or so he thinks…

A simple country schoolteacher, Rachel Everett was never meant to cross paths with a gentleman such as Henry. What could such a worldly man ever see in her? As it turns out, everything. Beautiful, fiercely intelligent Rachel is Henry’s dream woman—and wife. Such a match would be scandalous for his family of course, and Rachel has no business meddling with a resident at the famed, rather draconian, Puddling Rehabilitation Foundation. All the better, for two lost souls with nothing to lose—and oh so very much to gain.

Vanessa Kelly, USA Today bestselling author –

Schooling the Viscount is a charming, sexy romp through the English countryside. Readers will fall in love with the little town of Puddling-on-the-Wold. I did!” 

Praise for Maggie Robinson’s Lady Anne’s Lover

“Robinson never fails to provide plenty of brio, banter, and interpersonal heat…Fans of humorous historicals will enjoy this delightful romp.” —Publishers Weekly

“A charming, fun Regency romp that combines an innovative, compelling plot with characters that jump off the page and a hot, captivating romance that will tug at heartstrings.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Lively repartee and steamy sensuality, yet maintains the mystery to the very end.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Reviewed on January 05 , 2017

My Thoughts:

I was pleasantly surprised with this book. My first impression from the cover art left me skeptical as to if this book would meet my expectations.
As it turned out I really liked this book and would recommend the read.
It is a delight rendition of love and laughter centered around the crazy mixed up world of Puddling‑on‑the‑Wold.  The characters are wonderfully developed and the storyline is truly delightful.

I found myself reading into the early morning hours to make certain not to miss one moment.

I look forward to more by this author.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and 3 of 5 flames for heat.

I just feel it needs better cover art to attract the attention it deserves.


The Next Comical Romp in This Series is Due Out

June 20th, 2017

Seducing Mr. Sykes

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In Maggie Robinson’s sparkling new series, the quaint village in Gloucestershire is where the wayward sons and daughters of Great Britain’s finest families come for some R&R—and good old-fashioned “rehab”. But sometimes they find much more . .


No one at Puddling-on-the-Wold ever expected to see Sarah Marchmain enter through its doors. But after the legendary Lady’s eleventh-hour rejection of the man she was slated to marry, she was sent here to restore her reputation . . . and change her mind. It amused Sadie that her father, a duke, would use the last of his funds to lock her up in this fancy facility—she couldn’t be happier to be away from her loathsome family and have some time to herself. The last thing she needs is more romantic distraction . . .

As a local baronet’s son, Tristan Sykes is all too familiar with the spoiled, socialite residents of the Puddling Rehabilitation Foundation—no matter how real their problems may be. But all that changes when he encounters Sadie, a brave and brazen beauty who wants nothing more than to escape the life that’s been prescribed for her. If only Tristan could find a way to convince the Puddling powers-that-be that Sadie is unfit for release, he’d have a chance to explore the intense attraction that simmers between them—and prove himself fit to make her his bride . . .

“A Maggie Robinson book is like the best kind of chocolate: delicious and totally addictive!” —Vanessa Kelly, USA Today bestselling author



Borderland Bride

The Borderland Legacy Book 1

by Samantha Holt

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In the wilderness of 14th century Northumbria, Lady Isabel discovers just how dangerous the Borderlands can be. With the loss of her voice and her hearing, there is little hope left for her.

But when a brooding knight rescues her, she vows never to become a victim again and buries the secrets of her past in the hope that those hunting her will never find her in the Borderlands.

Jake is astonished to come across the beautiful Isabel, near to death, on his brother’s lands. Bringing her back to his brother’s home, he finds himself longing for something more from the courageous woman, something that he thought he would never want again.

Isabel works her way into his scarred heart and opens Jake up to loving once more. But will Isabel’s secrets destroy their bond? And with his charismatic brother Dominic charming her, does he even stand a chance?



Challenge to Honor

Masters At Arms Book 1

by Jennifer Blake

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Don’t miss Book 2, DAWN ENCOUNTER, for only 99¢.

Also, save $2 on Book 3, ROGUE’S SALUTE. All three on sale for a very limited time.

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The notorious swordsmen of New Orleans–charming by day, dangerous at night…

Horrified at the thought of her brother facing the notorious swordsman, Rio de Silva, on the dueling field, Celina Vallier pays a clandestine visit to the maître d’armes. Surely she can appeal to his honor and sense of fair play? What advantage can there be for him in killing such an inexperienced opponent, after all?

Rio had no intention of dispatching the young whelp; a scratch or two would suffice to mend his manners. That changes as he moves closer to Celina. Not only is she lovely and spirited, but she’s the future bride of his sworn enemy, the Count de Lerida. What could be more satisfying than to deny him that prize? That’s if the lady can be persuaded to give up her innocence.

Agreeing to the infamous pact is the most daring thing Celina has ever done. It’s also the most dangerous as scandal and vengeance erupts around her. Caught in the tumult, she must decide who to trust: the man who offers wealth and security–or the one who sets her soul aflame?


Dawn Encounter

Masters At Arms Book 2

by Jennifer Blake

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The notorious swordsmen of New Orleans–charming by day, dangerous at night…

Lisette Moisant is desperate. She had no love for the husband foisted upon her in an arranged marriage, but his death in a duel with famed fencing master Caid O’Neill has left her at the mercy of her rapacious father-in-law. As Caid is the only man in New Orleans he fears, as well as the cause of her misfortune, she requests the sword master’s protection.

Guilt, fairness and reluctant attraction to the valiant widow compel Caid’s agreement. He expects the arrangement to be short-lived, but that’s before the whispering campaign begins. Lisette is accused of being a wanton who persuaded Caid to trick her husband into a duel. Caid is labeled a murderer. Public sentiment rises against them along with the demand for punishment–and who better to mete it out than the dead husband’s father?

Caid and Lisette may overcome the sordid and deadly forces ranged against them–but how are they to fight the convention that forbids love between an heiress and a master at arms?
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Look for all the re-releases in the Masters At Arms series:
Book 1: CHALLENGE TO HONOR
Book 2: DAWN ENCOUNTER
Book 3: ROGUE’S SALUTE
Book 4: GUARDED HEART
Book 5: GALLANT MATCH
Book 6: TRIUMPH IN ARMS

Each book may be fully enjoyed as a standalone read.

The above reading order is simply recommended for the series chronology.

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The Duke of Desire

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by Darcy Burke

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Publisher’s Description:

Ten years ago Ivy Breckenridge’s life was ruined. She had to reinvent herself, and now, after painstakingly making her own way in the world, she’s nearly forgotten the dreams of home and family she’d once nurtured. Until one man peers into her soul and awakens every one of her hidden desires. But no matter how good he makes her feel, she can’t trust him—alone by choice is better than alone by necessity.

With a notorious reputation for training married women in the art of passion, Sebastian Westgate, Duke of Clare, is reviled by some and celebrated by others. He doesn’t allow anyone close enough to see past his charming exterior. When Ivy uncovers the man beneath, the seducer is suddenly the seduced. Enraptured by her mind and spirit, he wants more but revealing his darkest secrets is a price he won’t pay.

My Thoughts:

This is book number four of this series by Darcy Burke and the third one I have read. The only one I have yet to read is book number one, The Forbidden Duke.
I am not certain how I happened to miss that one but the other ones I have read were very good, and somewhat comical reads.
I enjoyed this read as well and look forward to the subsequent additions to this series still to be released.
This was a quick read that I just couldn’t put down. Even though it is part of a series it can easily be read as a standalone title but these books are probably better if read in order.
I gave this book 3.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed.



Wilhelmina, A Winter Bride

Brides for All Seasons Book 1

by Hildie McQueen

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Publication Date: January 17th, 2017

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If opposites attract these two strangers will collide with the force of a raging storm.

Out of options, Wilhelmina Wilkins heads west to marry a total stranger upon answering a mail order bride ad. What could have been a fairytale beginning turns out to be this bride’s nightmare. Instead of meeting Wilhelmina at the train station, her husband-to-be is in the center of town brawling.

Marcus Hamilton is blindsided twice, first, by a mail order bride ad posted for him by his mother and sister, and secondly, by the beauty of the woman who arrives to marry him. That the bride wishes to cancel all plans after he fails to make a good first impression will not do. How far will Marcus have to go to prove his worth?



How to Seduce a Queen

A Medieval Romance Novel

by Stella Marie Alden

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Year of our Lord 1283

In the light of the early dawn, Lady Fay traverses her parapet wall and waits with bow drawn taut. Only when she realizes the group of men who exit the Saxon rowboat are tonsured does she allow herself to breathe. She need not shoot another of King Alexander’s suitors. At least not today. With a wicked grin, she lets go the bowstring, and the arrow makes a perfect arc to land directly in front of the one in the lead. She isn’t so fond of priests, either.

Nicholas Bruce jumps when the barb lands within inches of his sandaled feet. The former queen of the Isle of Man is just as beautiful and deadly as he remembers. Suddenly, he is not so certain that this holy disguise will work. Surely she’ll remember him, the bastard grandson of the mighty Earl of Annandale. But what choice does he have? If he wants to survive, he needs to bed her, and soon.

Impregnate the former queen?
With her arrow pointed at his heart, the knight figures he’ll soon join the others who’d tried to cross her drawbridge. But as he gazes up past her weapon and into the hurt in her eyes, it’s his soul that’s pierced. Disguised as a monk, perhaps he’ll be able to make it good for both of them. Regardless, his grandfather’s commands are clear. Seduce her or die trying.

Neither Scott nor English, nor even queen, Lady Fay is stuck on an island off the coast of the great mainland. Men come to claim her along with the land of her ancestors but she’ll never marry willingly. Better to shoot them dead. She remembers all too well how cruel a man’s touch can be. Lies upon lies. He’s no monk and she’s no queen. The Isle of Man is up for grabs and the first to claim it will have a coastal advantage. What chance does this couple have under the rule of their ruthless kings?

There’s a HEA guaranteed in this twelfth century, along with a good dose of adult content.



The Baron’s Betrayal

Marriage Mart Mayhem Series Book 4

by Callie Hutton

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It’s been two years since Lady Marion Tunstall lost her husband at sea. Two years of sorrow and grief. Only now has the young, comely widow finally re-entered society. It isn’t until she and her family attend the merriment of a country dance that Lady Marion sees her dead husband, alive and well… and faints dead away.

Lord Tristan Tunstall has no choice but to confess – he is alive, yes, but not a whole man who can be a husband and father. When he offers her a divorce, however, Marion stubbornly refuses. Now she has forced herself back into his life, and into his home and (oh, God forgive his weakness) his bed. He cannot stop himself from wanting her. Loving her. But can he live with the secret she is keeping from him?

The Marriage Mart Mayhem series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 The Elusive Wife
Book #2 The Duke’s Quandary
Book #3 The Lady’s Disgrace
Book #4 The Baron’s Betrayal
Book #5 The Highlander’s Choice
Book #6 The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage
Book #7 The Earl’s Return



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World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Day) is observed on April 23, 2017. The annually celebrated day is organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. It was first celebrated in 1995.
The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day. Nowadays the World Book and Copyright Day is observed in over 100 countries, where schools, private businesses, voluntary organizations and lots of more people and groups come together to pay a tribute to authors and books.
In 1995, UNESCO decided that on this date the World Book and Copyright Day should be celebrated because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare and some other authors.
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. It is “the right to copy”, but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work and other, related rights. It is an intellectual property form. The text “World Book and Copyright Day” has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com

 

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It is release day for

The Bowie Bride,

The Forbidden Highlands

and

Vestiges of Valor! 


The Bowie Bride

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The Mackintoshes and McLarens #2

by Suzan Tisdale

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Deal Good Until Friday, April 22, 2017

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Publisher’s Description:

Alec Bowie never wanted a wife. He never wanted a hearth and home. And he most assuredly never wanted to be chief of his clan. But much to his vexation, he finds himself in possession of all three.
His desire for peace and to protect his clan are stronger than his desire to remain free and untethered. He agrees to the marriage in the hopes his wife will bed him only long enough get with child then leave him the bloody hell alone.

Leona MacDowall — or Leona ‘Odd Eyes’, Leona the Witch, or Leona ‘The Devil’s Spawn’ depending on to whom you speak — is all too happy to volunteer to marry the Bowie Chief. Though the clan Bowie’s reputation as murderers and thieves precedes them, she believes life with Alec more palatable than living the rest of her life untouched, unmarried, and under the hateful rule of her spiteful father.

But nothing turns out the way they expect. Alec doesn’t know if he can keep to his original plan of leaving his wife alone after he gets her with child. Leona is beginning to suspect she might not get the happy home she’s always wanted. And worst of all, someone’s set on murdering Leona — and might just succeed before anyone’s dreams can come true.

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The Bowie Bride Release Day Celebration!

From 11:00 a.m. central to 11:30 p.m. today, I will be joined by more than 30 authors from a wide variety of genres. These authors will be helping us celebrate the release of The Bowie Bride. 

Many of my author friends will be doing LIVE videos on our Facebook Event page. Be sure to stop by and join in all the fun! Lots of games and prizes will be given away throughout the day. 

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The Forbidden Highlands

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by Kathryn Le Veque, Eliza Knight, Terri Brisbane, Amy Jarecki,

Collette Cameron, Emma Prince, Victoria Vane, and Violetta Rand

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Welcome to the realm of THE FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDS….

Eight USA TODAY and BESTSELLING historical romance authors bring you great tales of forbidden love from the highlands of Scotland based upon the greatest Celtic legend of forbidden love – a Celtic princess being escorted to her wedding to marry a king ultimately fell in love with her knightly escort. So began a powerful tale of great longing, of love spells, of persecution, and ultimately of a fiery passion borne from an otherworldly source. A love so strong is never meant to die… and reborn in these eight fabulous novellas.

Enjoy these brand-new novellas that will keep you reading long into the night, dreaming of lost loves, of great loves, and of forbidden loves.


Vestiges of Valor

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House of de Nerra Book 1

by Kathryn Le Veque

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1170 A.D. – His name is Valor.

Sir Valor “Val” de Nerra is one of Henry II’s most trusted knights. As the Itinerant Justice of East Hampshire, Val’s word is law. A fair and just man, and a very handsome one, he enjoys a good deal of attention and respect. His life is a prestigious and wealthy one until he faces a decision one day that will change the course of his life.

Val must order the execution of his love’s brother.

Val has adored Lady Vesper since the moment they met. As he strives to win her back, the king orders Val to participate in an event that will shock the country for years to come – the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket.

Will he obey? Or will he refuse?

From a man who had enjoyed the wealth, love, and admiration of all to a man who falls swiftly from grace, be part of Val and Vesper’s journey as Val struggles to regain what he lost and comes to understand what is truly important in life in this novel of astonishing emotion, passion, and pain.



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READER VOTING FOR THE RONES!!

It’s that time of year again! The Reader Voting portion of the RONEs has begun. This part of the process is vitally important. Yes, your vote does count! 

Ian’s Rose is up for a RONE for Best Historical – Ancient to 16th Century – Romance.

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More For Monday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!!

MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Marrying the Wrong Earl

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Lords and Ladies in Love #2

by Callie Hutton

Publisher’s Description:

Lady Arabella Danvers is happy with her life just the way it is. She is free to be herself and take care of broken and abandoned animals. Her mother is desperate for her to marry, and has decided to take things into her own hands. There is just one little problem with her plan.

Nash, the Earl of Clarendon has determined it is time to take a wife. He has selected a woman to whom he intends to propose. However, the annoying Lady Arabella has stumbled into his life at the wrong time, and in the wrong place.

But he of all people should know if Lady Arabella is involved, plans will go awry.

My Thoughts:

This rather comical at times story dragged me in from the opening chapter. It, however made me lose interest at one point shortly after the couple was married. It just didn’t have that same appeal but did regain it’s appealing nature later on in the book.
Lady Arabella Danvers is happy with her life as it is and has no wish for a husband. Her mother has other ideas, even going to the extreme of pairing her with men old enough to be her grandfather.
Nash, the Earl of Clarendon meets her under auspicious circumstances. Arabella is on her way to deliver one of her rescued cats to a new home when the feline escapes. Nash helps her to retrieve the cat and ends up none the worse for wear in the process.
I am an animal lover and the fact that Lady Arabella  was not only an animal lover but a rescuer of animals in need kept my interest.
Our hero however made me quite angry with him at times because of his insistence that she was
being selfish by keeping and tending the injuries of said animals and after their marriage not acting the part of his countess.
Will these two apparent adversaries find their way to their Happily Ever After or will they part due to their differences?
As I said, I did like this book but had problems with the storyline keeping my interest.
I gave this book 3.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title and I am leaving this review voluntarily.



 Caelen’s Wife

Book One – A Murmur of Providence

The Clan McDunnah Series 1 

by Suzan Tisdale

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This is a novella, one of three books in the Caelen’s Wife/Clan McDunnah Series.

Rumor has it the water on Clan McPherson lands is magical….

Clan McPherson has known peace amongst their neighboring clans for more than one hundred years. That peace is threatened when Fiona McPherson is made chief after the death of her husband.
Known more for her fighting skills than her beauty, Fiona refuses the multiple proposals of marriage that begin to seemingly arise from nowhere. She may be the chief of her clan, but she’s still a woman. It isn’t Fiona they want, but her land and she’s willing to fight to the death to keep it.

Rumor has it Caelen McDunnah has lost his mind…

Caelen McDunnah, the chief of Clan McDunnah, has no desire to remarry. He’s perfectly content to still mourn the loss of his first wife and babe, even if it has been sixteen years. Until he meets the beautiful and feisty Fiona McPherson.
Known to start a fight out of sheer boredom or madness — no one is ever truly sure which — Caelen suddenly finds himself in the middle of battles he has no desire to fight, but fight them he will if it means he can have Fiona McPherson as his own.

There is always a wee bit of truth in every rumor.



 Frederick’s Queen

The Clan Graham Series 

by Suzan Tisdale

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There can be no light without darkness, no hope without despair, no love without heartache

Some scars can’t be seen
When the handsome Frederick Mackintosh offers to marry Aggie McLaren she is certain ‘tis greed or insanity that motivates him. Besides land and a chance at a chiefdom, she believes she has nothing else to offer. She soon learns nothing could be further from the truth. Hope she thought long lost, blooms with her husband’s kindness, his honor, and fierce determination to make their marriage and their clan a success.

Sometimes, perfection is imperfect
Aggie McLaren is not Frederick Mackintosh’s image of the perfect wife. She isn’t well-read, vivacious or voluptuous. Wee, timid, and unable to speak, it is a glimpse of her smile and the chance to be chief of his own clan that propels him to offer for her hand. Frederick will do whatever he must in order to see her smile again and to help her find her voice.



Better Than Perfect

More Than A Game series Book 1

by Kristina Mathews

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 The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he’s met on the field.

Pitcher Johnny “The Monk” Scottsdale has won awards, been named an All-star and has a perfect game to his credit. Known for his legendary control both on and off the field, his pristine public image makes him the ideal person to work with youth players in a preseason minicamp. Except the camp is run by the one woman he can’t forget. . .the woman who made him a “monk.”

Alice Harrison’s three strikes include an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage of convenience and young widowhood. She once traded her dreams so Johnny could have a chance at making it to the Majors. Johnny comes back into her life just as she’s ready to resign as foundation director and pursue her own dreams of finally earning her teaching credential. Her plans may go on hold, though, depending on the reaction when she confesses she may have kept a major league secret from Johnny and her son.

With the minutes ticking by until Johnny will leave for spring training, they’ll need to let go of the past and work together in order to win the game of love.

CONTENT WARNING: Some strong language, consummated love scenes


Worth the Trade

More Than A Game series Book 2

by Kristina Mathews

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A ballplayer and a team owner would give anything for a championship—even their hearts. . .

After inheriting majority ownership of the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team, Hunter Collins wants to prove to herself—and the rest of the league—that she’s got what it takes to build a champion. Her first move is to trade for a hot left-fielder. He’s got it all, speed, power, and a desire to win. Not to mention undeniable charm.

Marco Santiago is tired of being the new player in town. After four teams in six years, he’s facing free agency at the end of the season. He wants nothing more than a long-term contract and a World Series win. Hitting on his new owner probably isn’t the best way to get it, but love may be the most powerful challenger either of them has ever faced. . .

Warning: Strong language, consummated love scenes, and some baseball clichés.

“Smart, fun, and sexy. A great romance read.” –New York Times Bestselling Author, Kat Martin