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The Laird’s Christmas Kiss

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The Lairds Most Likely Book 2

by Anna Campbell

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Deck the halls with mistletoe! 

For years, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan, Laird of Invermackie. But the rakish Highlander doesn’t even know she’s alive. This Christmas, she realizes that she’ll never be happy until she stops loving her brother’s handsome friend. Except it turns out that Brody isn’t singing from the same Christmas carol sheet—Elspeth decides she’s not interested in him anymore, just as he decides he’s very interested indeed. With interfering friends and a crate of imported mistletoe thrown into the mix, the stage is set for a house party rife with secrets, clandestine kisses, misunderstandings, heartache, scandal, and love triumphant.

Down with love!

Ever since she was fifteen, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined in vain for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan, Laird of Invermackie. But the rakish Highlander doesn’t even know she’s alive. Now she’s twenty, she realizes that she’ll never be happy until she stops loving her brother’s handsome friend. When family and friends gather at Achnasheen Castle for Christmas, she intends to show the world that’s she’s all grown up, and grown out of silly crushes on gorgeous Scotsmen. So take that, my gallant laddie! 

Girls just want to have fun…

Except it turns out that Brody isn’t singing from the same Christmas carol sheet. Elspeth decides she’s not interested in him anymore, just as he decides he’s very interested indeed. In fact, now he looks more closely, his friend Hamish’s sister is pretty and funny and forthright – and just the lassie to share his Highland estate. Convincing his little wren of his romantic intentions is difficult enough, even before she undergoes a makeover and becomes the belle of Achnasheen. For once in his life, dissolute Brody is burdened with honorable intentions, while the lady he pursues is set on flirtation with no strings attached.

Deck the halls with mistletoe!

With interfering friends and a crate of imported mistletoe thrown into the mix, the stage is set for a house party rife with secrets, clandestine kisses, misunderstandings, heartache, scandal, and love triumphant.

My Thoughts:

Since she was fifteen, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined in vain for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan,her brother’s handsome friend. Now she decides she isn’t interested in her brother’s friend anymore.

As Brody looks more closely, his friend Hamish’s sister is pretty and funny and forthright – and just the lassie to share his Highland estate.
Convincing Elspeth of his romantic intentions is hard enough, but then Elspeth undergoes a makeover that turns her into the Belle of the ball.

Will love triumph over a house full of interfering friends, misunderstandings and kisses under the mistletoe?

I loved this delightfully funny Christmas novella.
Full of misunderstood best intentions with a crowd that interferes at every turn these star crossed lovers may never get together.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. This novella is full of stolen kisses and gets 3 of 5 flames for intimacy.

Given that this is book #2 of this series and that I haven’t read book #1 I find no reason that you can’t enjoy each one as a standalone.
I have read other books by Anna Campbell and always enjoy what she creates.

A Match Made in Mistletoe

A Regency Novella

by Anna Campbell

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match in mistletoeA mistletoe wish…

All her life, Serena Talbot has been in love with the handsome boy next door, Sir Paul Garside. She always eagerly looks forward to Paul’s visit to her family over the Festive Season, even if he usually brings along his dark, sardonic friend Lord Hallam. This year, Serena is determined that Paul’s kiss under the mistletoe will lead to a proposal. Even if she has to enlist every ounce of Christmas magic she can get her hands on to make that happen. 

But the mistletoe gets it wrong! 

When Serena slips a sprig of mistletoe from the village kissing bough under her pillow, it’s not Paul who turns up in her dreams as the man she’s going to marry, but brooding, intense, annoying Giles Farraday, Marquess of Hallam. Still more annoying, once everyone arrives for the annual Christmas house party, she can’t stop watching Giles, and thinking about Giles. And kissing Giles, whether there’s mistletoe about or not. Now Paul wants to marry her, and Giles wants to seduce her–and Serena has a bone to pick with the old wives who came up with all this superstitious nonsense in the first place. 

A Christmas of confusion lies ahead! Will mistletoe magic lead the way to a happy ending?

A Grosvenor Square Christmas

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Four breathtakingly romantic tales of a Regency Christmas

from four bestselling romance authors.

by Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly, Anna Campbell & Kate Noble

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Down through the years, enchantment touches a tall gray house in Grosvenor Square. The legend of Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball promises true love and happiness to one lucky couple. Who will feel the magic this winter?

1803 – The Seduction of a Duchess by Shana Galen

Rowena Harcourt, the Duchess of Valère, never forgot the handsome footman who helped her escape the French Revolution. For fourteen years, Gabriel Lamarque has loved Rowena—now at Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball, has fate finally delivered a chance to win her hand?

1818 – One Kiss for Christmas by Vanessa Kelly

Nigel Dash is London’s most reliable gentleman, a reputation he never minded until he fell in love with beautiful Amelia Easton. Unfortunately, Amelia sees Nigel as a dependable friend, not a dashing suitor. At Lady Winterson’s famous Christmas ball, Nigel vows to change Amelia’s mind—by sweeping her off her feet.

1825 – His Christmas Cinderella by Anna Campbell 

At the season’s most glittering ball, a girl who has never dared to dream of forever after discovers a Christmas miracle.

1830 – The Last First Kiss by Kate Noble

Susannah Westforth has always loved Sebastian Beckett – but he’s only ever seen her as a friend. When Sebastian takes his Grand Tour, Susannah transforms herself into a woman he’ll notice. Now Sebastian is back, just in time for Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball – but the last thing he expects to see is his little Susie, all grown up…

You’re invited to join the whirling dance at Lady Winterson’s sparkling Christmas ball, where miracles happen and true love shines forever. How can you resist?


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The Lady He Longed For

Scandals of Scarcliffe Hall Book 3

by Gemma Blackwood

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the lady he longed for coverA brooding lord encounters his widowed childhood sweetheart – and they uncover a secret that could change everything…

Lord Jonathan Hartley’s first love left him a broken man. Now that Isabella is back, widowed, wounded and more lovely than ever, the last thing he wants to do is revisit the past.

But Isabella has a way of digging up all the secrets he thought he had buried. His undimmed love for the tragic heiress is only one of them.

If Jonathan wants to find happiness again, he must first conquer his demons – and then, his enemies.

Isabella, the widowed Countess of Streatham, knows she belongs in Jonathan’s arms. But she is no longer the naïve debutante who believed in true love, and marriage brought her pain she vowed never to endure again.

Jonathan abandoned her once, and if he wants her forgiveness, she will make him fight for it.

Whether she falls in love again is quite a different question.

The Baron’s Inconvenient Bride

Scandals of Scarcliffe Hall Book 4

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In his haste to find a marriage of convenience, an arrogant baron proposes to the baron's inconvenient bride coverhis sworn enemy…

Lady Jemima Stanhope has a secret she cannot share, even with her husband. Especially with her husband. Because that husband is the incorrigible rake, Lord Northmere.

Northmere is the last man on earth Jemima wanted to marry, which is perfect. At least she knows he’ll leave her to investigate her brother’s death in peace.

Now, if only she could stop thinking about him. How can a man be so unbearable, and yet still charming, generous, and perilously romantic?

Ralph Morton, Baron Northmere, has secrets of his own. One of the most carefully hidden is that Lady Jemima has always entranced him. Now she is his – in name only. How can he nurture the marriage he wants when she is determined to keep him at arm’s length?

And if she discovers the truth about his family, will she ever return to his side?

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Scandals of Scarcliffe Hall and Redeeming the Rakes..

Duelling for a Wife


Companion Novella

by Gemma Blackwood

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Lady Celia Hartley has a problem. She must find a husband soon or risk being ruined forever.

Just as she is beginning to give up hope, William Marsden asks her to dance. Young, handsome, and kind, he seems to be the perfect answer to her prayers.

But before he can claim her as his own, they must deal with the consequences when the Earl of Scarcliffe discovers the true nature of his sister’s situation…

My Thoughts:

We have here a well written novella with a story as old as time.
Celia has a problem, but she has no intention of involving anyone else much less William Marsden in her dilemma. The situation was after all not of his making so how could she possibly involve him.

William upon learning the true reason for Celia’s refusal of his courtship almost immediately takes her problem as his own and offers the young woman he has admired the protection of his name.

Will this offer of marriage turn into a colossal misunderstanding?
Will these two find their happily ever after.

I gave this short read 4 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. My only complaint is that it was maybe a bit too short. There is a mild sensual level of 2.0 of 5.0 flames with only a few heated kisses between our hero and heroine.
I received a copy of this novella via Instafreebie. This in no way affected my opinion of this tale which I read and reviewed voluntarily.         




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Review: What the Dashing Duke Deserves (Lords of Happenstance #3) by Sandra Sookoo

Another book I’d like to read.
My TBR list is overflowing.

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What the Dashing Duke Deserves by Sandra Sookoo

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Nothing found in the sands of Egypt is as valuable as the treasure of the heart.

Crispin Herrick, the newly minted Duke of Litton is anxiously awaiting his first mission as a King’s agent. Until then, a dig in the King’s Valley he’s sponsoring occupies his time… until he chases down a criminal at the Antiquities Museum. Once he catches her, he’s shocked and delighted to discover she’s the same woman he flirted with in London a…

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Coveting Love & Revenge

by Haven Cage

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Publication date: June 12th 2019

Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance, Suspense

Synthia will do anything for her daughter – even murder.

1871, high-society Savannah, Georgia.

Penniless and jaded governess, Synthia James, is trapped with her employer, a man she once loved but now despises. His obsession with money and stature has corrupted them both. When he bids their young housemaid to kill a man who threatens his business, Synthia’s maternal instincts take over, and she commits the heinous deed herself.

Now there’s another business enemy… and her former beau wants him dead. But the new cotton farmer has revived Synthia’s long-forgotten passions.

With blood on her hands already, Synthia is prepared to kill again. But who? The new business partner for her daughter’s sake, or her greedy lover for morality and freedom?

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The iron’s edge sunk into his head like an ax striking a ripe cantaloupe on a warm summer afternoon.

I gripped the icy metallic handle tighter, preparing to deliver another blow. Frozen in place, I watched anxiously for the man to accept what I did and keel over.

He spun on his heels drunkenly. The poor man’s mouth dropped open, his brows angling up in stark confusion. His left pupil ballooned to the size of a nickel, black engulfing the toffee brown of his iris.

I covered my mouth with a shaky hand.

Mr. Kingly staggered backward. His eyes rolled to the back of his head, and he collapsed to the floor like a sack of grain.

Oh my God. What have I done?

He didn’t warn me. Edison didn’t tell me it would be so…messy. So…bloody.

Why did I do this?

Something warm and goopy trickled down my left index finger.

I wiped my hand on my skirt.

Instantly realizing my carelessness, I gaped down at the layers of silk covering my thigh. Fine cerulean threads absorbed the red handprint I smeared along the folds of fabric.

There it was, a single blemish of indisputable evidence forever marking my clothes. A scarlet testament to my wrongdoings.

The room set into a dizzying spin around me. I threw my hand against the wall, steadying myself. My breath quickened. The bones of my corset dug into my ribs.

I can’t breathe. I’m going to faint right here…next to Mr. Kingly. They’ll find me beside his dead body and know, without a doubt, it was me.

Slumping over, I tugged at the edge of my bodice, struggling to gulp down air.

Why didn’t I just tell him no?

“You know why, Syn,” I whispered between jagged breaths.

A soft gasp behind me broke the chaos of my shamed thoughts.

I twirled around, the hem of my bell-shaped dress dragging in the pool of blood collecting around my feet. The added weight of Mr. Kingly’s life-force soaking into the lofty fabric weighted me down like fifty-pound shackles fastened to my ankles.

Tula stood at the foot of the cellar stairs quiet as a mouse, her glossy eyes fixed on me and her lips pressed into a thin line. She, somehow, sneaked up behind me.

A rock settled in my stomach. Had she seen me?

I wound my shoulder in a small circle, the clothing iron heavy in my right hand. Chilling and cumbersome like Mr. Kingly’s blood, it taunted me with the crime I committed minutes before and pulled at my strained joint.

“I thought I told you to remain on the first floor during the party.” I glanced down at her feet, and her bare toes curled sheepishly.

The clever girl removed her shoes so I wouldn’t hear her coming.

She was always looking out for me, worrying Edison’s demands would break me one day. I should have known she wouldn’t keep her distance from me tonight. Tula was never far from me, ready to pick me up and give me strength whenever she suspected I was falling too deep into despair.

She picked at an ivory button on her sleeve, her emerald eyes glossy. She was particularly concerned about how I’d handle tonight.

The fifteen-year-old girl with mellow beige skin and a spray of dark-brown freckles bridging her cheeks and nose stared at me. Ignoring my remark about her tending to the gathering, she remained quiet and clung to her own inner strength. Most people would shriek and run if they walked in on a tableau such as this. Aside from a slight tremble in her shoulder, Tula maintained more self-control than I was capable of mustering at the moment.

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Haven Cage lives in the Carolinas with her husband and son. After many years of dabbling with drawing, painting, and working night shift in the medical field, she decided to try her hand at writing. Unfortunately, her love for books came later in life and proved to add a healthy challenge during her writing journey. Determined to hone her craft though, she soaks up as much information as she can, spends her free time tapping away in her favorite local coffee shop, and keeps a good book in hand whenever possible.

What began as a hobby has grown into a way of escape and the yearning to take her journey farther, her love for writing and reading deepening along the way.

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Super Summer Set of Historical Shorts

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by Collette Cameron, Amy Jarecki, Brenda Jernigan, Catherine Kean’ Laurel O’Donnell, Elizabeth Rose & Ellie St. Claire

This summer, sit back and let some of your favorite USA Today and Bestselling historical romance authors take you away to a time of adventure and passion. Take it on vacation or just escape at home.
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The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager by COLLETTE CAMERON –

He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he must never marry her.

Highland Knight of Dreams by AMY JARECKI –

Two generations after the massacre of Dunoon, will the power of a single rose be enough to break the hatred of a clan feud that has gone too far? When Alice Lamont crosses paths with the notorious Quinn Campbell, she readies for battle. But as tensions rise, passion ignites…until the enemies must choose—love or war.

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There was a wager that each swore he would win . . .A Legendary Love by CATHERINE KEAN –

Tavis de Rowenne doesn’t believe in curses; however, when a freak accident almost causes Lady Helena Marlowe, his intended, to drown, he wonders if his ancient cloak pin might be damned. Years later, when Helena’s father falls ill, she has no choice but to trust Tavis–and this time, he’s determined to win her love.

A Knight’s Protection by LAUREL O’DONNELL –

A healer and outcast, Lia discovers a dying Templar knight who entrusts her with an important treasure and elicits her promise to protect it. Kade de Claremont returns home upon news of his mother’s death only to find his father is searching for a mythical treasure. Lia and Kade must join together to keep the treasure from his father, but secrets and trust come between them to sabotage their growing attraction.
Forbidden: Claude by ELIZABETH ROSE – (Click the title link to read my review)

Claude Montague has never forgotten his first love. But can he push aside these feelings for Lady Rose before his chance for true love with Lady Evelina Du Pont passes him by? The heartbroken knight. The runaway bride. A love between them that is forbidden!

The Duke She Wished For by ELLIE ST. CLAIR –
She’s a milliner. He’s a duke. From two entirely different worlds, can they ever be united?

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Dukes Prefer Bluestockings

(Wedding Trouble #2)

by Bianca Blythe

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dukes preferCharlotte Butterworth may be on her first London season, but she already knows she will never marry. Nothing interests her as much as numbers, and numbers seem to be of absolutely no interest to anyone else. And then there’s…the secret.

Callum Montgomery, Duke of Vernon, can marry the best. He’s handsome and charming and perfect. In fact, he’s been betrothed to the darling of the ton since he was seven, even if he does keep on putting off the wedding.

When the roguish Duke of Vernon gains possession of some terrible, utterly shocking news about Charlotte, Charlotte needs to act quickly to keep the duke from revealing her secret.

My Thoughts:

We first met this couple at the end of Don’t Tie The Knot, Hamish and Georgiana’s story. Now we get to see how Charlotte and Callum met and came to wed.
It is an interesting story but by no means a sweet/clean novella so if that is what you are looking for steer clear.
Most of the books I have read by this author contain little or no intimate scenes. This one isn’t like that. The intimacy is somewhat graphic and heated.
I liked this short read of less than 200 pages.
I gave it 4.4 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 (warm) of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read. This in no wat affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


This Series:

  1. Don’t Tie The Knot
  2. Dukes Prefer Bluestockings
  3. The Earl’s Christmas Consultant
  4. How to Train a Viscount
  5. A Kiss For The Marquess (Coming August 2019)
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Take a look at this lovely cover of an upcoming book by Anna Bradley. I’ll be looking for it.

A single lady of birth, beauty, and large fortune should not have this much trouble making a match. Yet after two failed betrothals, Lady Juliana Bernard is in a bind. She must find a husband at once or lose guardianship of her beloved niece. The Duke of Blackmore is her last, best hope, but once she tracks him down to Scotland she receives two pieces of startling news. First, the duke is already engaged. Second, his brother, Logan, wishes to marry her instead.

Wooing does not go well at first. But just as Juliana begins to welcome the boisterous but tenderhearted Scot into her life (and her bed), secrets come between them once more. And it will take a determined husband indeed to ensure that a marriage begun in haste leads not to heartache…but to love…


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The Earl Next Door (First Comes Love #1) by Amelia Grey

This is another very good book by Amelia Grey! I read an ARC and I really enjoyed it.

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The Earl Next DoorThe Earl Next Door (First Comes Love #1) by Amelia Grey

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Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, is all on her own after her husband’s sudden death. The good news? Losing him allowed her to find herself. Finally, Adeline is free to do, go, and be as she pleases. She cherishes her newfound independence and is not looking for another man to wed. But seeking out a new lover? Well, that is a whole ’nother story. . .

Lord Lyon, son of the two-timing Earl of Marksworth, wishes to have a respectable, loving wife someday. When he meets the beautiful and self-reliant Adeline, Lyon is instantly smitten. But Adeline would rather have the handsome suitor in her bed than to take his hand in marriage. It’s a scandalous proposal—and one that’s…

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summer's reign coverAt a young age, Summer has sacrificed herself for the sake of her family by marrying the evil and abusive Baron Mowbray of Suffolk. A few years after birthing him a son, the baron mysteriously dies, leaving her toddler heir to his estate. The king grants Summer one month to find and marry a man of her choice. But Summer would never consider marrying any relative of her late husband, especially not his domineering nephew.

Sir Warren Mowbray returns from battle to find his uncle has died and with him went the man’s promise that Warren would inherit his holdings. Now, to add insult to injury, the king has assigned him as the widow’s guardian and advisor while she chooses a husband. Once he arrives at the castle, he discovers Summer is a beautiful, smart, determined woman but with a mind of her own. He plans to woo her, but she wants nothing to do with him. He also has his suspicions that the hated baron might have been murdered – and Summer is the main suspect.

Can a strong, determined woman and a controlling warrior find love between them or will they destroy each other first?

My Thoughts:


What starts out as a serious story of an abused bride turns into a delightful mixture of mystery and love with a decidedly comical nature.

Summer chose to marry the baron in the place of another. After all he only wanted a bride to give him sons. After three unsuccessful pregnancies, she has given birth to a stillborn son.

The cruel man states she is to report to his chambers the same night after giving birth to submit to him once again in an effort to again conceive. Summer falls asleep and fails to appear until the next morning. When she goes in search of her young son who had been taken from her by the baron after she gave birth to the stillborn babe she finds her husband dead. He is thought to have died in his sleep until the arrival of his nephew who suspects foul play.

Sir Warren is the baron’s nephew who has been assigned the duty of being Summer’s guardian by the king. He doesn’t immediately suspect that his uncle’s death is not just what it seems, but he soon begins to think otherwise.

Can Warren and Summer get past this inauspicious beginning and find love?

This story takes a comical turn when Warren begins to desire Summer and due to stress and a lack of sleep acts on his desire by sleepwalking.
Summer constantly finds him in her room and in her bed. Although nothing untoward happens she decides to make him think otherwise by planting a story of love making in the mind of Warren’s manservant.

This is a story filled with mystery and the search for a murderer but still has a comical nature.

I liked this book more than I did book #1, Spring’s story, Highland Spring.

Both are well written but to me this one was more compelling.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5 flames.

Most of the scenes that could have been really heated turned comical because of our hero’s habit of sleepwalking.

I received a complimentary advance digital copy of this book from the author to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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Duchess By Chance

Regency Rakes Book 1

by Wendy Vella

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The new Duke of Stratton is shocked to learn he has a fiancée he’s never met – the unlikely Miss Eva Winchcomb.

After his late father gambled his fortune away, all he had left to sell was his son. So to save his family’s honor Daniel agrees to the marriage.

But society’s favorite bachelor is no longer a charming easygoing man. His father’s betrayal has left him angry and with a thirst for revenge and the last thing he needs are his growing feelings for his shy new wife.

Eva learns she is to wed the Duke of Stratton on way to the church. Despite the shock, this is an unexpected opportunity to escape her horrid family – one she grasps at with both hands. However, her courage falters when she faces the devilishly handsome but unyielding Duke who is now her husband.

Can they make their marriage real despite coming from two completely different worlds?

This captivating historical romance has been enjoyed by thousands of readers. It is a standalone story in Wendy Vella’s popular Regency Rakes series. All books in the series can be comfortably read out of order.

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Lady Sophia struggles to gather the pieces of her life after the devastating attack on Berwick, Scotland, that tore her world apart. Now head of her family, she does all she can to keep them safe and help the people of her city regain what they lost. The arrival of an English knight raises her distrust, especially when he suspects her of stirring unrest.

A knight veiled in secrecySir Garrick de Bremont’s secret mission in Berwick is to seek out signs of discord. His quest should be simple, yet nothing comes easily in this troubled city where no one is who they seem. The English are not welcome here, especially English knights, who laid siege to the city, killing thousands.

Can love save them both?

Sophia has no reason to trust this man but her attraction to him is undeniable. When he helps protect her, she realizes this is a knight like no other. Though he is English and she is firmly on the other side of the border, he makes her long for things that cannot be.

Rebellion brews in this bustling market city. Can Garrick uncover the cause before he and Sophia lose not only their love but their lives?

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Covering All The Bases by Jody Holford Release Blitz

Covering All the Bases

A For the Love of the Game Romance

by Jody Holford

Publication Date: June 10, 2019

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sports, Romance


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Talk about a wild day… As if being summoned to the deathbed of a grandfather she didn’t know existed wasn’t enough––Isla Bennett meets the man of her dreams. Spends an amazing day playing tourist around Nashville with him. And then finds out she’s inherited the Nashville Slammers major league baseball team. Oh, and her new dream man? He’s the Slammers’ star power hitter. Isla just went from amazing first date to holy heck I’m your boss in the span of a day.

Liam Cruz can’t believe how refreshing it was to spend a day with someone who didn’t know his batting average, the size of his last contract, or heck, even that he’s a baseball player. Now Isla’s thrust into the spotlight, and though she’s more than capable of handling herself professionally, he takes it upon himself to teach her everything he can about the game that is his whole life. But they’ll have to keep it on the DL.

Because doing what’s best for the team means they can never be together––and that might be the toughest play of all.


About Jody Holford:

I’m a mom and wife first and many things after. I’m a best friend and a regular friend. A daughter, sister, auntie, and teacher. I am a book lover, a shopper, a pajama-wearer, movie-watcher, worrier, over-thinker, and a wanna-be-good-Samaritan. I’m a Gemini, a nervous talker, and an emotional writer. I am represented by Frances Black of Literary Counsel.


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The Cleansing

by Richard Luciano

Publication Date: June 2, 2019

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller



An island, swept into a whirlwind of murder and deceit.

A madman roaming the land picking off islanders, one by one.

In the quaint little tourist haven of Inishmore, off the coast of Ireland, local islanders are disappearing. Upon the death of his father, and with his mother’s health in question, a young Irishman decides to head back home to help his older sister manage the family affairs.

This simple endeavor, unbeknownst to him, is anything but, as the interference of a past love emerges. A love, whose affection to this day has the ability to stoke the settled embers which lay dormant all these years.

Passions rekindle and secrets unravel as this cocoon of lust and eroticism unfolds within a web of mystery, challenging not only the fate of his family, but the welfare of the island as a whole.

About Richard Luciano

Richard Luciano is a writer from Connecticut. Richard has worked in the tech industry as a digital interface designer for most of his life, but also has a background in acting and writing. He’s written most of his life and is releasing his first novel called ‘The Cleansing’. The Cleansing takes place on the absolutely memorizing and awe-inspiring island of Inishmore Island in Ireland. Richard is the father of two very inquisitive and witty children. When Richard is not writing he indulges in his love for cooking and working on his cars.

Richard is always working on his next work so if you would like to stay informed with what Richard will be releasing next please feel free to go to his website,, and sign up to receive a notification. Or, feel free to stop by Richard’s website to leave him a comment, he’s very open to hear what you think about his stories.

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Choke Me

by K Webster & Ker Dukey

Publication Date: June 17, 2019

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense

From international bestselling authors, Ker Dukey and K Webster, comes a steamy standalone novella from their KKinky Reads collection!

I had a plan.

Make Ren Hayes pay.

But plans don’t always turn out the way we want them to.

He was found not guilty of murdering my best friend.

But that doesn’t make him innocent.

In my eyes, he’s guilty.

Guilty of charming everyone around him into believing his innocence.

Guilty of being so intoxicating I forget who he is—what he is.

And guilty of awakening parts of me I never knew existed before his touch.

I know eventually, I’ll succumb.

His allure beckons me.

Keeping me on the edge of madness between lust and hate.

In the end, it’s me who’s guilty.

Guilty of allowing him to take my breath away.

This is a super steamy romance sure to take your breath away! A perfect combination of sweet and sexy with a smidgen of suspense that you can gobble up in just an hour or two! You’ll get a happy ending that’ll make you swoon!

This is not a dark romance.

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About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.


About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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