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Lord Valorous
Lords Of Night Street,Book 3

by Wendy Vella

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8231125Viscount Hatherton has never met anyone like Miss Poppy March. Exquisite, headstrong and reckless, she’s on a dangerous quest to expose the fiend who she believes is poisoning her employer. She enlists his help, and Jacob is soon tasked with protecting her, when he realizes her life is also under threat. 

The more time he spends with Poppy, the more he understands that she is what is missing in his life. She’s warmed his dark places, and brought him into the light. Can he keep her safe, and convince her of his love when she is equally determined the keep them apart?



Perfect Strangers

A Historical Romance

by Rebecca Sinclair

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Perfect Strangers - Rebecca SinclairIn 16th century England, Gabrielle Carelton is one of Queen Elizabeth’s most devoted ladies-in-waiting. Then that loyalty is put to the test when Her Majesty commands her to marry Scotsman Collin Douglas.

But when Gabrielle is kidnapped by Collin’s twin brother, not even Good Queen Bess can save her.

Dubbed the Black Douglas, devilishly handsome Connor is known throughout the land for his magnificent feats of strength and cunning. But now he is in need of an heir. An English bride will bring peace to the warring nations—and give him the son he craves.

What the Black Douglas doesn’t expect is an Englishwoman as passionate as she is proud… and in possession of a desire that knows no boundaries.

Set against the pageantry and savage splendor of 16th-century England and Scotland, here is the story of a man and a woman who begin as enemies and strangers—and find a love that will triumph against all odds.

REVIEWS:
“A delightful read, filled with humor, pathos and the entire gamut of emotions in between… a wonderful romp.” ~Evelyn Feiner, Romantic Times Magazine

OTHER TITLES by Rebecca Sinclair
Montana Wildfire (A Historical Western Romance)
California Caress (A Historical Western Romance)

ABOUT REBECCA SINCLAIR:

Rebecca Sinclair is an American author of twelve historical romance novels. According to thDVHW1KS4Romantic Times, Sinclair “has a skillful way with characters and some of her supporting cast members were so interesting they deserve books of their own. “

Critically-acclaimed author Rebecca Sinclair lives in a circa 1865 house complete with a widow’s walk, a Table-of-Death and, of course, its own ghosts! When Rebecca isn’t crafting stories, she enjoys time with her family, reading (a lot!) and listening to a wide variety of music.



Caelen’s Wife

A Murmur of Providence

The Clan McDunnah Series 1

by Suzan Tisdale

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a3a392f28969baa3ab6c6a56570732f628978ce2This 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.



A Recap of My Review

Originally Reviewed on August 22, 2016

When a Marquis Chooses a Bride

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The Worthingtons Book #2

by Ella Quinn

Kensington Books / Zebra Shout

Romance

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Thanks to their large extended family and unconventional courtship, the Worthingtons have seen their share of scandal and excitement. But nothing has prepared them for this…

The Dowager Lady Worthington isn’t quite sure what to make of country-girl Dorothea Stern. As the granddaughter of the Duke of Bristol, Dotty is schooled in the ways and means of the nobility. But her sharp wit and outspoken nature has everyone in a tizzy. Especially their cousin, Dominic, the Marquis of Merton.

Prematurely stuffy, Dom was raised by his cheerless uncle to be wary of a host of things, including innovation, waltzing, and most perilous of all: true love. Still, there’s something about Dotty, beyond her beauty, that Dom cannot resist. But the odds are against him if he intends to win her as his bride. Will he choose loyalty to his family—or risk everything for the one woman he believes is his perfect match…

My Thoughts:

This is a very good and well written book from Ella Quinn.

Although I have not read the first book of this series(this is book #2) I would say that “When a Marquis Chooses a Bride”can easily be read as a stand alone.

The characters are engaging and the story line is well thought out.

I would give this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensula rating of 3.5 of 5 flames.

I wish I had not missed reading the first book in this series. I am certain it is most likely as entertaining and well written as this one.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read This in no way affected my review which I have left voluntarily.

I have, since reading and reviewing this title, read two others in this series and have found them to be equally engaging. Look for my review of Book #4 “It Started with a Kiss” coming soon.

The Worthingtons Series

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A RECAP of MY REVIEW of

Taming the Highlander

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a 2017 RITA® Finalist!

Historical Romance: Short

by May McGoldrick

a pseudonym for Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick

Originally Reviewed on Release Day

 September 06, 2016 

Length: 240 pages

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Publisher’s Description:

This historical romance from May McGoldrick pits one spirited lass against her biggest challenge yet: a Highland lord who has no desire to lose his heart.

Innes Munro has the ability to “read” a person’s past simply by touching them, but her gift comes with a heavy price. Forced to stay at desolate Castle Girnigoe, Innes never expects to be drawn to the wounded warrior who haunts its dark passages.

Conall Sinclair, the earl of Caithness, carries the scars of battles with the English and the lash marks of their dungeons, but the wounds that fester within give him even greater pain. Isolating himself from his clan and the rest of the world in a tower perched on the wild Scottish coast, Conall is reluctant to let the spirited Innes close to him.

As their passion grows, Innes fears that her gift is a curse. Conall could never love a woman who can read his darkest secrets and feel the pain he hides. But love can tame all fears. And as dangerous forces close in, they must forge a bond of trust that will save them both.

But can Conall ever love a woman who can read his darkest secrets and feel the pain he hides… and can love really tame all fears? As dangerous forces close in, Conall and Innes must take the ultimate leap of faith and forge a bond of trust that will save them both…or lose each other forever.

“Treat yourself to a copy of Taming the Highlander today. It is one that fans of historical romance and all things Scottish will not want to miss.”—Romance Junkies

My Thoughts: 

This is the second book I’ve read by this husband/wife writing team and I am looking forward to more.

This second book of the series was much less confusing to me than the first one “Much Ado About Highlanders”. In this case the storyline sticks mostly to the main characters and doesn’t jump back and forth at will from the villain’s story to that of the Hero and Heroine. This made the story flow so much better.

The characters are well developed and as I said there is an even flow to the storyline.
I look forward to book #3 of this series.( I did read and review all three books)
I gave this book a 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5 flames. This is a mildly sensual novel.
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 which I have reviewed voluntarily.

Other 2017 RITA Finalists in Historical Romance: Short

Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare Do You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare

Avon Books    Tessa Woodward, editor

Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt  Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt

Grand Central Publishing   Amy Pierpont, editor

A Duke to Remember by Kelly Bowen  A Duke to Remember by Kelly Bowen

Grand Central Publishing, Forever    Alex Logan, editor

Left at the Altar by Margaret Brownley  Left at the Altar by Margaret Brownley

Sourcebooks, Casablanca    Mary Altman, editor



A RECAP of MY REVIEW of

Another 2017 RITA® Finalist!

Historical Romance: Short

The Study of Seduction

The Sinful Suitors Series, Book 2

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by Sabrina Jeffries

Pocket Books   

Micki Nuding, editor

Publication Date: March 22, 2016

Reviewed on March 23, 2016

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Publisher’s Description:

A marriage of convenience ignites into a passionate love affair in the hotly anticipated second novel in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries’s addictive Sinful Suitors series!

When Edwin Barlow, the Earl of Blakeborough, agrees to help his best friend’s impetuous ward, Lady Clarissa Lindsey, in her time of need, he knows he’s in for trouble. He’s been hunting for someone to wed, and she’ll just get in the way. Although captivated by the witty, free-spirited beauty, he fears she’d be all wrong as a wife…if she would even take such a gruff cynic for her husband. Yet he wants nothing more than to have her for his own.

Clarissa has no intention of marrying anyone—not Edwin, whom she’s sure would be an overbearing husband, and certainly not the powerful French diplomat stalking her. But when matters escalate with the diplomat, she chooses Edwin’s gallant offer of a marriage between friends in hopes that it will deter her stalker.

She expects nothing more than an amiable union, but their increasingly tempestuous kisses prove more than she bargained for. When her stalker’s vow to expose the lovers’ deepest secrets threatens to destroy their blossoming attraction, will their tenuous bond withstand public ruin, or will Edwin lose all that’s important to him to protect his bride?

My Thoughts:

As per the usual Sabrina Jeffries has written a very enjoyable book. I have been reading her books since the early 2000’s and have yet to be disappointed. This one includes some intrigue, hints of sexual assault and very well developed characters.

We have come to know some of these characters in previous novels in this series. Although this is book 2 of this series this one could be read and enjoyed as a standalone. As always to my thinking Ms. Jeffries has done it again! She never disappoints this reader.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 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 which I reviewed voluntarily.

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Chance Encounter

Chances Are

by Tess St. John

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51Ooj4vetvLWhile attending a masked ball, Miss Jean Green rushes into the dark study to share a kiss with her intended. As soon as their lips touch, she realizes she’s kissing the wrong man. She should break the kiss, yet she is so intrigued she deepens it instead.

Just having arrived in London to escort his sister for the Season, Mr. Liam Jacobson expects the events to be tediously boring. He has a change of heart when he’s suddenly being kissed by an angel. The woman is perfection in his arms.

That perfection is short-lived, however.

CHANCE ENCOUNTER is Book 4 in the Chances Are Series. Each book stands alone, but might be more enjoyable read in sequence.



The Beauty Bride

The Jewels of Kinfairlie Book 1
by Claire Delacroix

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From a USA Today bestselling author: Strong-willed Lady Madeline is auctioned off by her 51V0M1Cj1vLbrother to notorious Rhys FitzHenry, who wants to marry Madeline in order to claim his estate. “Strong and likable characters and a satisfying romance” (Booklist).

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More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love…The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste.

Lady Madeline’s heart is not for sale…especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry.

Yet Madeline’s hand has been sold, to none other than this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird’s command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her. She does not expect this taciturn man to woo her with fanciful stories, much less that each of his enthralling tales will reveal a scar upon his shielded soul. She never imagines that a man like Rhys could imperil her own heart while revealing so little of his own feelings. When Rhys’s past threatens his future, Madeline takes a leap of faith. She dares to believe him innocent
— and risks her own life to pursue a passion more priceless than the rarest gem.

This version includes an excerpt from THE ROSE RED BRIDE.

 

 

 

 

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The Mad Countess

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Darkest Regency #1

by Erica Monroe

Published: March 21, 2017
Publisher: Quillfire Publishing
Editors:  Dragonslayer Editorial, Meghan Hogue

Cover Artists: The Midnight Muse

Genres:

Historical Romance, Novella,

Regency Romance, Regency with Paranormal Elements

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Publisher’s Description:

Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember.
Claire too harbors a secret desire for him—but a witch cursed her family with madness, and she’s terrified she’ll only hurt him if they act on their feelings.
When a will reading at a mysterious castle in Cornwall brings them both together on All Hallows Eve, they’ll work to break her family’s curse…and find true love.

This novella was previously released in the Mystified anthology.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this well written and well developed paranormal, historical novella.

One of the things I enjoyed the most was Teddy’s total innocence in all things carnal. He had actually saved himself for the woman he loved, never having even kissed another.

Claire’s belief in the curse makes her character very vulnerable to the taunts of the ton.
Can these two who have been best friends for life turn their friendship and love for each other into a lasting love and passion?

I found this novella totally enticing and the characters very endearing.

I gave it 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating 3.5 of 5 flames. There is only one true sexual encounter but it deserves some recognition as it is a sweetly written scene.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title and I have left this review voluntarily.



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The Secret of My Seduction

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Scandals Book 7

A Scandalous Novella

by Caroline Linden

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Publication Date: March 21, 2017
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The final chapter in the Scandals series…

Rule #1: Be discreet

No one suspects Bathsheba Crawford of being the anonymous author of a wickedly scandalous series of naughty novels. But she is.

Rule #2: Do not fall in love

When she approaches her publisher, rakish Liam MacGregor, with an indecent proposal, he’s shocked. But he accepts.

Rules were made to be broken…

The requirements for their affair are simple: complete secrecy and no romantic attachment. But the more they see each other…the more pleasure they find in each other’s arms…the harder it becomes to remember the rules…

“Fabulously entertaining!” –Booklist on the Scandals series



Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady

Taming the Heart Series

by Tammy Andresen

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51hurTvKt+LMiss Isabelle Maddox, known as Isla, has never been one to follow rules. She would much rather a reckless ride on horseback than a dance in a ballroom but her father has very different ideas about her future. To further the families’ fortune, he would see her married to a Scottish lord. Isla fears this will be the end of the life she treasures above all else.

Gavin Campbell will never marry again. His past has taught him well, his first wife’s spending has him teetering on the edge of financial ruin. Marriage is a disease , or so he thought until the headstrong Isla starts seeping into is heart and
he begins to wonder if a woman like her might actually be a cure.

Can Isla’s wild ways tame this laird’s heart?



Little Red

an Everland Ever After Tale

by Caroline Lee

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She’s gone over the river and through the woods, but who will protect her from the Big Bad Wolf?

Rojita is in trouble; all she needs to do is get to her grandmother in Everland, but she’s being 516XZg1W6QLchased by El Lobo, one of the West’s most notorious gunslingers. It isn’t until she’s thrown herself head-long into danger that she realizes the old adage about frying pans and fires applies. She’s in desperate need of a protector, and hires the first man who comes along to get her safely to Everland.

Bounty hunter Hank Cutter is more than ready to retire to a lonely little cabin in Arizona, to hang up his gun and find peace. He’ll begrudgingly help the reckless young woman get to the nearest train station, because he figures she’d get into even more trouble on her own. But when El Lobo struts back into his life—Hank still has the scars from their last encounter—he knows that he can’t leave Rojita at the gunslinger’s mercy. Maybe he’s nobler than he’d thought, because he’s soon setting a trap to save the lovely, impetuous Red. The only problem is that she’s still keeping a secret that could destroy his trust.

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The Brides of Everland, Ever After

Step into Everland, Wyoming, where the people on the street are more than what they appear, and there’s just a hint of magic in the air. From evil villains to mysterious godmothers, handsome cowboys to hidden princesses… welcome to Everland, Ever After.

LITTLE RED (Rojita and Hank)
ELLA (Ella and Ian)
BEAUTY (Arabella and Vincenzo)
THE STEPMOTHER (Meri and Jack)
RAPUNZELLE (Zelle and Dmitri)
ROSE RED (Rose and Bear)

Heat Level: 1/5 (some spicy language)

                   

 

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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Romancing the Rogue

Passion & Promises Book 3

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by Erica Ridley

Publisher’s Description:

When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

Daniel Goodenham, Lord North-Barrows, regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness—even if it means having to match make her to someone else. But now that she’s back in his life, he’ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead…

This story first appeared in the Vexed anthology.

My Thoughts:

I loved this short novella by Erica Ridley. I could not put it down once I started reading and even read it twice in the same day.
The characters are well developed and engaging in spite of the relatively short length of the book.

Rebecca has a past with Daniel and when the new earl, her uncle, decides to give her only three months to find herself a husband, she decides to call on her old friend to help her learn what she needs to know to attract a suitable suitor.

Since the last time they saw each other he had given her the cut direct in front of the ton she never dreams that the right man could be him.

Will Rebecca and Daniel find their Happily Ever After as a couple or will he help her find a suitable match that is not himself?

I gave this sweetly written novella 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2 of 5 flames. There is no actual sexual encounters but the underlying sensuality gives it an undeniable heat.

I received a complimentary ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley. I was invited by the publicist to read this book and I am reviewing it voluntarily. This in no way affected my opinion of this book.


The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway

Dukes of War Book 6

by Erica Ridley

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51d25sDSCZLEnjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series!

Captain Blackheart leads a simple life of roving the seas, wenching and treasure-hunting. He steers clear of romantic entanglements that could tie him to land. He shouldn’t have any trouble keeping his hands off the gently-bred lady he’s commissioned to abduct — except his cargo turns out to be feisty and passionate! She’d be a prize worth treasuring, if having her aboard didn’t jeopardize everything…

Clara Halton thought the worst loss she could suffer was to be stripped of her family, stricken with consumption, and left to die alone. Then she meets Blackheart. Their attraction is ruinous…and irresistible. When he delivers her like so much plunder, his mission is over — but hers has just begun. She’ll force him to acknowledge their connection, even if she must storm his ship to do it!

Regency-set Historical Romance Novel (40,000 words / 200 pages)

The Dukes of War historical romance books in series order:

  1. The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation
  2. The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower
  3. Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress
  4. The Major’s Faux Fiancee
  5. The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride
  6. The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway
  7. The Duke’s Accidental Wife

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Release date April 17th, 2017

A Lady to Remember

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Drayton Theatre Production Book 2

by Samantha Grace

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In the City of Love, she has nothing left to lose except her heart…

 Penniless and stranded abroad, Lady Adele Sinclair’s survival depends on her brother’s ability to charm the ladies. After Adele meets the man of her dreams and he makes an offer of marriage, she’s certain her struggles have come to an end. However, when one of her brother’s assignations turns dangerous, the siblings must flee for their lives, separating Adele from the only man she has ever loved.

 He is just another fool for love…

 Jaded by betrayal, Marcus Fletcher spends his days at the Drayton Theatre, a small London Playhouse, attempting to forget the lady who left him. When Lady Adele shows up at the theatre expecting him to honor their betrothal agreement, he must decide if he will play the fool for her again or possibly lose the only woman who has ever been able to break down the walls around his heart.


Kissed by a Scottish Rogue

Rival Rogues 2.5

by Samantha Grace

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HIS MOTHER INSISTS HE NEEDS A WIFE.

04ddcb_089fd6ea1bc046beabcabf7ca2adf47d~mv2_d_1500_2250_s_2Fergus McTaggart, land steward of Aldmist Fell, has no time for wife hunting. Any day his employer’s long lost sisters will be arriving at the Scottish castle for a long overdue reunion, and Fergus is determined to make their stay memorable, especially for the youngest sister, who has him quite wrapped around her finger. But so far, all anyone is likely to recall are the loud rows between him and Edith Gallagher, his employer’s paid companion. A woman has never bested him, but he might have met his match in the cheeky Sassenach.

 SHE THINKS HE NEEDS A GOOD KNOCK ON THE HEAD.

Edith has been charged with watching over her employer’s youngest sister and keeping her safe while the family winters at the remote estate, but a stubborn Scottish oaf and his harebrained ideas are making her job more nerve-wracking than it should be. After many heated quarrels over what is in the girl’s best interests, she and Mr. McTaggart call a temporary truce for the sisters’ sakes. Soon they realize their passionate battles have been masking their desire for one another, which is rather inconvenient since they cannot agree on what that means for their future.



For the Love of the Viscount Release

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Last week, Callie Hutton debuted the Noble Hearts series with the release of For the Love of the Viscount. Unfortunately, due to a glitch with Amazon, many readers did not receive the correct version of the e-book.

She would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to her readers who helped her get through this challenging book release with their humor, patience and encouragement.

Many readers have informed her that they now have the correct version of the e-book they pre-ordered, but if you still have the wrong version…..

contact Callie at Callie@CallieHutton.com for assistance.

As a thank you to her readers, For the Love of the Viscount will remain at $.99 for an extended time.


For the Love of the Viscount

The Noble Hearts Series Book 1

by Callie Hutton

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ForTheLoveoftheViscount_NookBluestocking Lady Elise Smith is a very content spinster. She holds intellectual gatherings and attends poetry readings, mind-improving lectures, and art shows. She runs her father’s household with quiet and determine efficiency, which is why she is absolutely stunned when Papa informs his three daughters that until Lady Elise is happily settled with–gasp–a husband, he will not consider offers for his two younger daughters.

Lord Simon St. George has happily watched one friend after another become leg-shackled, taking pride in the fact that his title is secured by a brother and nephew, so there is no reason to seek a wife for himself. When he sees a woman previously unknown to him at a ball, who seems to be hiding from the rest of the attendees, he is intrigued enough to introduce himself.

Simon sees a lovely, intelligent woman to pass the time with, Elise sees a man who can help her thwart her father by pretending they are courting. But even the best plans can go awry…


COMING APRIL 17th, 2017

Marrying the Wrong Earl

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by Callie Hutton

Part of the Lords & Ladies in Love series

 

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Beauty of the Beast

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Fairy Tale Retellings, Book One

by Rachel L. Demete

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Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.

Beauty of the Beast is the first standalone installment in a series of classic fairy tales reimagined with a dark and realistic twist.

Disclaimer:

This is an edgy, historical romance retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

My Thoughts:

I loved reading this retelling of Beauty and the Beast especially with the nationwide release of the Disney Action Movie of this tale.

This is of course a more adult version than the Disney one. There is violence and a deeply sensual nature to this story. It is very well written even though there is sexual violence as well as violence of the usual nature.

Adam is a prince who was the only survivor when the people revolted and killed his parents and his baby sister. The violent nature of his parents deaths and the memory of his baby sister burning to death haunt him. He was scared while trying to save his sister. His scars make him viewed as a beast and he is reclusive because of this.

Isabelle is the daughter of a merchant who is ill, nearly blind and most likely dying. In order to keep her family fed she has betrothed herself to the cruel Vicomte Dumont.
When her father decides he wishes to travel to the annual Merchants Fair she decides she must look to her betrothed for the means to travel there.
This is how she ends up with the reclusive and scared prince. It also culminates in the death of her father.

Can these two so different people find happiness together? Will they have their Happily Ever After?

This retelling of this classic French fairytale is very well written and told with the spin of an adult natured book.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this retelling of a longtime favorite. It is of course more realistic in nature than the childhood fairytale.
The characters are well developed and the storyline excellent.

I gave this dark retelling 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book and I have voluntarily left my review.



Sweet Royal Beginnings

A Royal Vow Novel Book 1

by Lizabeth Scott

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517g1XlKguLAbandoned at birth, Jane Smith didn’t have much experience with the elusive emotion of love. Frankly, she didn’t even believe that any such emotion existed. After all, she had gotten along just fine all on her own for twenty some years. She certainly didn’t need some obnoxious, over inflated, egotistical man coming into her world and turning it upside down.
“Mike,” thought entirely too highly of himself, and Jane was one woman that would not fall at his feet just because he was a prince (and probably the most handsome man she had ever seen in her life). His strong broad shoulders and dark brown hair or his midnight blue eyes did nothing for her, nor did his whiskey-smooth accent send messages of warning to her female parts.
But most of all, Jane Smith was a big ole liar.
Prince Mikal SuMartra had no idea why the small blonde on stage attracted him. Her figure was quite slim, which made other parts of her full lush body all the more tempting. The conflicting glimpses from the saucy siren with blushing innocence intrigued him. The way she reacted to his touch, he knew that a night in her arms would be pleasure-filled for both of them.
Her blatant refusal only made him more determined than ever to have her. Mikal couldn’t wait to peel away the many faces of Jane to uncover the true jewel beneath.
This over 15 thousand word novella is the complete story of Jane and Mikal as they struggle to find their way to the beginning of their happy ever after.



Scars of Youth

Book One of the Scars of Youth Series

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by Shane Morales

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Is first love forever?

Twenty-five year old Jessica Fowler has lived with the regret of the love she abandoned. Her heart 51GvXs59zlLstill belongs to the boy she fell in love with in high-school, but she’s come to accept that she can never regain the love she lost.

Kyle Andersen has moved to a new city and is determined to make a new life for himself, but he still feels incomplete. He’s never gotten over the girl who broke his heart when he was just fifteen, and the love he still feels for her anchors him to his past.

On the same night, the two remember each other, and they think back to that one year in high-school that came to define their lives.

This is their story.

Set at boarding school in Switzerland, Scars of Youth is the emotional first book in a unique series about the power of first love and second chances.

If you like tender romances full of emotion, love, and heartbreak then you’ll love this heartfelt and moving tale of two teens who find true love together, and the scars that their youth carves into their hearts.



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Everything has a price … and I’m willing to pay.

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But I still have desires.

That’s where Dahlia came in; my treasure. She had never been a submissive before and I was eager to train her.

When I saw her on stage at the auction, dressed in gold, I knew I had to have her.

She’s mine for an entire month. I own her. But one lie changed everything.

She’s going to pay for it. But I’m doing this for her own good. She needs this.

I’m going to make this right. I’m going to heal her.

If it’s the last thing I do.

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A License to Wed

Originally reviewed July 5th, 2016

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Book 2: Rebellious Brides

by Diana Quincy

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Published: July 05, 2016

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Perfect for readers of Madeline Hunter, Lisa Kleypas, and Sabrina Jeffries, the Rebellious Brides series continues with a sizzling tale of forbidden love between a socialite and a scholar—who might just be an infamous spy.

Publisher’s Description:

Lady Elinor Dunsmore made the mistake of falling for her older brother’s best friend, who vanished after a night of unbridled passion.

Six years and a lifetime later, their eyes meet across a Paris salon. Her friends and family believe she’s dead, but Elle is very much alive. She’s now associated with a ruthless general, who wants her to seduce the man who broke her heart in order to learn his deepest secrets.

Is Will a mild-mannered scholar—or the notorious agent they call The Razor?

The bastard son of an earl and an actress, Will Naismith always knew he was an unsuitable match for Elle Dunsmore, no matter how powerfully he ached for her. And yet he almost allowed his desires to spoil her glittering future. After the agony caused by Elle’s supposed death, Will has devoted himself to the Crown, but his entire life has been leading up to this unexpected reunion. As much as he still wants her, though, he must not succumb to lust once again. For his mission is delicate—and Elle is delectably dangerous.

My Thoughts:

This was my first time reading this author’s works. I was totally surprised. The characters are well developed and make you want more.

Our hero is the bastard son of an earl and an actress.

Our heroine is highborn and the younger sister of Will’s best friend.

I found this story both intriguing and memorable. The characters are well developed and the storyline is interesting and very well thought out.

This book made me want to go back and read the first book in the series: “Spy Fall”.

The addition of a precocious child no matter how briefly we see her adds enormously to this wonderfully intriguing story of love lost and found once again.

I really loved this book. It is a true page turner.

I gave this book a 4.75 of 5 star rating for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5 flames.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I voluntarily left a review for.

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Seducing Charlotte

Accidental Peers Book 1

by Diana Quincy

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The wealthy and handsome Marquess of Camryn can have any woman he desires, but the charismatic bachelor shocks everyone by falling for the rather prudish Charlotte Livingston—who happens to abhor everything the rising politician and captain of industry represents.

Opposites attract…

When the no-nonsense social campaigner shows zero interest in him, Camryn is even more drawn to her and sets out to seduce the lady’s mind—as well as her body. But as the attraction begins to burn between them, a violent rebellion rages across England, pitting the two against each other, and leaving their love caught in the crossfire.

Each book in the Accidental Peers series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
#1 Seducing Charlotte
#2 Tempting Bella
#3 Compromising Willa
#4 Engaging the Earl

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Diana Quincy is an award-winning former television journalist who decided she’d rather author-diana-quincymake up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed.

Fans of Madeline Hunter, Lisa Kleypas and Sabrina Jeffries will love her Regency world of dashing dukes, irresistible rogues and the headstrong, determined women who capture their hearts.

New York Times bestselling author Grace Burrowes says SEDUCING CHARLOTTE is “Sweet, steamy, and thoroughly enjoyable…Equal parts action, passion and fun.”

Growing up as a U.S. Foreign Service brat, Diana visited and lived in many countries including France, Panama, Bolivia, Peru, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Thailand, Jamaica and India. She is now settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and dreaming up her next travel adventure.

Diana loves to hear from readers. You can follow her on Twitter @Diana_Quincy or visit her website at http://www.dianaquincy.com. To learn more about Diana’s upcoming books and for sneak previews and other special exclusive giveaways, please consider signing up for her quarterly newsletters at http://www.dianaquincy.com. Diana understands your information is private and promises NEVER to share it with anyone.



The Baron’s Destiny

The Barons of the Cinque Ports Series Book 3

by Elizabeth Rose

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English Lord John Montague is a baron of the Cinque Ports and has been told by his king he needsbaronsdestinystripelogo500 to marry and produce an heir. While in France, John is hit with an arrow and thrown from his horse in the midst of a storm. He ends up dangling from a cliff with only one person who can help him – his angry ex-wife with a bow and arrows in her hand.

Lady Celestine de Bar had married at a very young age but when the Montague family accused her of being a witch, the marriage ended. So after fourteen years of living a life of hell, she’s found her chance to finally change things. She discovers her ex-husband is in France – still unmarried, and decides to take matters into her own hands.

Can a man who measures his worth by the things he owns, find happiness with a woman of his past who is said to be a witch? Or will fate step in and change their destiny?

Other books in the series:

  • The Baron’s Quest – Book 1
  • The Baron’s Bounty – Book 2


A Time to Give

About the Baby Book 1

by Kathryn Shay

Publisher: Ocean View Books

Published: January 2017

ISBN-13: 978-1939501462

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51hJTXXtfCLWhat does an unexpected baby bring? A marriage of convenience? A reconciliation? A rejection like no other? NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay delivers an emotional series, About the Baby, filled with sizzling romance, heartfelt pregnancy and baby scenes, and a unique look at the healing power of forgiveness.

In a TIME TO GIVE, Ben Cassidy has lost everything. A former CEO of a company he built and benefactor of a soup kitchen he started, he was tricked by an unethical vulture capitalist who cheated him out of everything. Ben hit the skids, but now is trying to get his act together. He allows himself to go to the soup kitchen as a guest once a week because it’s the single thing left of his accomplishments.

Emily is a volunteer at the soup kitchen and attracted to Ben from day one. But she suppresses her feelings because he’s a guest. For months, she keeps her distance but one night, when she gives him a ride home, they end up in bed together.

That one encounter changes everything between them until Ben learns two things: she’s the daughter of the man who destroyed him. And she’s also pregnant.

Follow these two people in their struggle to accept each other, their circumstances and the deep attraction they share. Poignant scenes involving all the characters reveal how difficult it is to repair broken promises and unrealized dreams.

If you like stories about secret babies, reunion of lost loves, and wounded heroes, follow the full series, which can be read in any order: A TIME TO GIVE, Book 1, JUST ONE NIGHT, Book 2, BE MY BABIES, Book 3.

*Originally published in 2005, this book has been revised, updated and modernized.

“Writers like Kathryn Shay are the reason why I buy romances. She has the unique talent of inviting a reader to get lost in the pages of her stories. One of the things that always draws me to any Kathryn Shay’s books is the fact that her characters always feel real.”

“The dynamic of Emily being torn between her father and husband gives depth to an already well-written love story.”

“A TIME TO GIVE has all the stuff of a delicious Christmas love story.”


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Regency Fire

 

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Book #1 of 5

by Bridget Barton

Available only to Newsletter Subscribers

Note: This story is an early-access and it is only available for newsletter subscribers and hasn’t been published anywhere else yet.

Author’s Description:

Upon the death of his father, Gabriel Farrington found himself suddenly the new Duke of Calgarth. And filling his father’s shoes will be no simple task. The family has been at war with Cornelius Cunningham, the Duke of Horndean, for three decades and it was the old Duke’s dying wish that Gabriel continue the feud with ever more enthusiasm.

Still, Gabriel has four brothers to help keep the flag of the Duchy of Calgarth flying high, and he expects each and every one of them to take his part.

Keen to lead the way, Gabriel determines to steal away the fiancé of Lord Richard Cunningham, the son of the Earl of Horndean. Lady Evelyn Godfrey, daughter of the Earl of Gorton, is beautiful and intelligent and only marrying Lord Cunningham to save her family’s floundering estate.

Initially cynical in his approach to Evelyn, Gabriel soon finds himself falling for her. As Evelyn finds her attraction to Duke of Calgarth growing she begins to wonder at his motives. With the flames of the feud burning ever brighter, Evelyn must decide whether she should trust Gabriel or follow the wishes of her father. And Gabriel must decide which is more important to him; the feud or his own happiness.

My Thoughts:

This is the story of a young Duke who is trying to follow in his father’s footsteps by continuing a feud between two ton families that started after his long dead aunt was jilted by the Earl of Horndean.

At a wedding Gabriel did not actually want to attend, he spots a young lady conversing with Lord Richard the son of said Earl. He gets the bright idea of continuing the feud by taking the lady away from Lord Richard.

This novella is well written and very compelling despite it’s length. I gave this short book  4 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5 flames.

This novella has yet to be published for purchase and was provided to the author’s newsletter subscribers free of charge.

This in no way affected my opinion of this title.

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Regency Hearts

Book 1

by Bridget Barton

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Set in early 19th century England, this is a tale of jealousy, ambition, and forbidden love.

The Duke of Northumberland is a lonely and morose man. He tries to engross himself in the management of his coal mines, where he is famed amongst his employees for his sense of justice and fairness. However, the death of one of his most faithful workers in an accident perturbs him. Moreover, Abigail, the daughter of that employee, one of the housemaids in the castle he has inherited, will not let him forget his involvement in that accident.

A long-time business rival and his estranged cousin, the Earl of Aldrich, is also looking for a way to extract revenge from the Duke for previous wrongs. In a reversal of fortunes, the Duke finds himself forced to abandon his castle while Abigail discovers she is not really the daughter of a coal miner. Abigail, caught in the midst of the rivalry between two powerful men, discovers that nothing is as it seems. Not even her own past.


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The Duke of Northumberland is a lonely and morose man. He tries to engross himself in the management of his coal mines, where he is famed amongst his employees for his sense of justice and fairness.

He tries to engross himself in the management of his coal mines, where he is famed amongst his employees for his sense of justice and fairness. However, the death of one of his most faithful workers in an accident perturbs him.

Abigail, the daughter of that employee, one of the housemaids in the castle he has inherited, will not let him forget his involvement in that accident.

So, when these two different but dynamic personalities came face to face, both their lives change course. Will they be able to overcome the obstacles and finally be together?

So cozy up and join Abigail and the Duke of Northumberland in a tale of jealousy, ambition, and forbidden love!

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Bridget-Barton-Profile-PicBridget Barton was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.

She has studied English Literature in college and after a brief passage in journalism as a newspaper writer, she stirred her career to what she always loved: becoming an author!

She has always been intrigued by rascals, vagabonds, dukes and rogues, so having the chance to write stories about them is a wish come true for her!

Bridget is married to her own prince charming and is the proud mother of two daughters (and three adorable kittens) and soon to be a grandma!

She is a hopeless romantic who devours romance literature and of course enjoys writing love stories of her own.

When she is not writing, Bridget is relaxing by cooking for her lovely husband, exercising and listening to soft music.

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Leaving Lancaster

A Novel

Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy Book 1

by Kate Lloyd

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More than anything else, thirty-something Holly Fisher longs for family. Growing up in Seattle without a dad or grandparents, she wonders what it would be like to have a heritage, a place of belonging. Holly is furious when her mother, Esther, reveals a long-kept secret: Holly’s grandmother and uncles are still alive and begging Esther to return. And Holly is shocked when she learns that the family she’s never known lives on a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, farm—as part of an Amish community her mother once abandoned.
Guilt-ridden Esther, terrified to see her mother and siblings, begs Holly to accompany her on a visit to Esther’s mother before she dies. But can their journey to a conflicting world heal their emotional wounds and finally bring them home?
Set in the heart of contemporary Lancaster County, Leaving Lancaster explores the power of forgiveness, family reconciliation, and love where least expected.
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Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human 61bTtGGa4BL__UX250_relationships.

A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster. She is also a member of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Kate and her husband, Noel, live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate’s first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite.

Kate studied painting and sculpture in college and has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur. Find out more about Kate on Facebook or at www.katelloyd.net.



When Beauty Tamed the Beast

Book 2 in the Fairy Tales series

by Eloisa James

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4695669_506675Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. He’s a Beast. Miss Linnet Thynne is one of the most exquisite young ladies ever to grace London’s ballrooms. She’s a Beauty. But wait—there’s more! Piers is a doctor: brilliant, lame, and impossible to get along with. There’s a version of him on Fox TV, named after a habitation. Linnet has been involved in a scandalous flirtation with a prince, and everyone in the ton thinks she’s carrying a royal child: she needs a husband.

Linnet estimates it will take two weeks—at the outside—to bring the earl to his knees. Piers knows that he will never fall in love, and definitely never marry.

A wonderful spin on a much-beloved fairy tale, Eloisa James’s When Beauty Tamed the Beast is heart-soaring and fun historical romance at its finest. No wonder People magazine raves about her books, saying, “Romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa’s delightful take on Beauty and the Beast unfolds in Regency England, where a beastly, bad-tempered Earl matches wits with a brazen beauty who has vowed to make the handsome grump fall in love with her in two short weeks.

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I love writing novels, but this novel was a particularly joyful experience. I’ve never had so much fun—and not just because I’m a House, M.D. fan either. I hope you love this second entry in my “Happily Ever After” Fairy Tales just as much as I do. —Eloisa

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For the Love of a Widow

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by Christina McKnight

Publisher’s Description:

A WIDOW SCARRED BY LOVE AND LOSS…

After years spent following her husband as he fought against Napoleon’s troops, Lady Lettie Hughes returns to London a widow to take her rightful place among the ton as the daughter of an earl. Her parents and friends expect her to enter the marriage market and secure the match she should have pursued in her debut Season. But Lettie is not the same innocent girl she was before Waterloo. Nightmares of the battlefield plague her, and she doesn’t see a place for herself in society anymore.

A LORD DETERMINED TO SAVE THE WOMAN HE LOVES.

Daniel Greaves, the Duke of Linwood, is a man who knows rejection and loss. He’s lived the last six years alone after the woman he was betrothed to cast him aside for another man. Instead of taking control of his title and lands, Daniel fell into a life a debauchery–gaming, women, and spirits. But now the woman who stole his future and left him hollow is back in London.
When Lettie and Daniel are reunited, their connection burns as bright as it once did. But neither of them are the same people they were in their youth–they must trust one another to heal the wounds of their past to find a love that lasts forever.

My Thoughts:

This is a well thought out story of young love lost due to tragic circumstances and a chance at a second go-round.
Daniel Greaves, the Duke of Linwood was a young man who had inherited a title through the loss of his father. Instead of taking hold of the holdings he acts out his grief by turning to debauchery.
His betrothed could take no more of this and turned to another man and severed their betrothal. After six years of following her soldier husband around and his consequent death, Lettie has returned home broken and living with the nightmares of battle.
Will these two be able to reconcile their past and come together for a second chance at love?
This novella is well developed with characters that are believable if a bit tragic. I enjoyed the read although it at times brought me to tears.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this title from the publisher to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title and I have reviewed it voluntarily.



You and No Other

Renaissance Rogues Book 1

by Cynthia Wright

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510I0EyDQcLThomas Mardouet, seigneur de St. Briac, is a man with a perfect life – bold, witty, and splendid to behold, he is the King of France’s trusted knight.
But the day that captivating Aimée de Fleurance appears in the woods to interrupt a hunt, St. Briac’s life is turned on end. When she takes her sister’s place and joins the royal court to avoid an arranged marriage, St. Briac is drawn unwillingly into her impetuous scheme.

To save Aimée from the king’s bed, St. Briac shocks them both by declaring that they are betrothed. After all, marriage is the last thing he wants, especially to this infuriating maiden…

Journey back to the magical world of 16th century France and join Aimée and St. Briac for an adventure filled with enchantment, laughter, and sensuous passion!

Author’s Note:

This February, 2017 edition of YOU & NO OTHER was published to coordinate with the new Audiobook, narrated by Tim Campbell. The entire book has been refreshed and a brand-new scene was added near the end. Enjoy!

“YOU & NO OTHER positively sparkles with historical details, real-life characters, and an utterly unforgettable hero!~ PAST ROMANCE Historical Romance Blog

Novels of the St. Briac Family:
YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimée)
OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline)
THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)
~ coming in August, 2017: HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)

Connecting Books:
You can read about descendants of the St. Briac family in Cynthia Wright’s addictive 10 book series, RAKES & REBELS:
0 – HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a novella (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)
1 – SILVER STORM (Andre & Devon)
2 – CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)
3 – TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)
4 – SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)
5 – SMUGGLER’S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)
6 – THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)
6 – SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)
~ coming in August, 2017 – HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)
7 – HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya)
8 – HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
9 – TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)



Not Quite A Duke

Dukes’ Club Book 6

by Eva Devon

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A Rake With A Broken Heart:

Deadly with a rapier and one of the most notorious rakes London has ever known, Lord Charles, 61isivsiFkLtwin brother of the Duke of Hunt, is hiding a dark secret. Wine, women, and song can’t drown his pain but when he wins Barrow House in a night of gambling, he finds that he’s also won an entanglement with the owner’s niece, Lady Patience. Prickly, forthright, and clad in black from head to toe, she’s the opposite of every thing he’s ever desired in a woman and yet, Lord Charles is inexplicably drawn to her. When he discovers she has a secret just as serious and scandalous as his own, he knows marriage into his powerful family is the only thing that can rescue her. But can a rake take a chance at marriage and risk losing his heart?

A Lady in Disguise:

Lady Patience has no wish to be rescued but nor is she willing to give up her double life as the extremely successful author P. Auden. When her secret identity is exposed, she has no one to turn to but the rake who won her family house in a card game. But Lord Charles is all that she dislikes in a man. A womanizer and a gambler, she should abhor him. Only Lord Charles is not as simple as he seems. With each day she discovers the hidden depths and pain under his witty and cold exterior. And as she finds that underneath he is a good man nearly destroyed by a terrible secret, she cannot help but lose her heart to the rake who has sacrificed everything for his family’s happiness. Can she save him from his past just as he has saved her? Or will the past claim them both and ruin their chance at love?



Queen of Someday

Stolen Empire Book 1

by Sherry D. Ficklin

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51L7ch9O2+LBefore she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia — at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth a

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia — at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family — and herself — Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.

In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?



All’s Fair in Love & Seduction

The Elusive Lords, Book 2.5

by Beverley Kendall

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For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true…that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancé by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort…

He is determined to ruin her

Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing…

But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.

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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Aura of Magic

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Author: Patricia Rice
Series: Unexpected Magic, Book 4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Book View Café Publishing Cooperative
Publication Date : March 14th, 2017
ASIN: 1487988403
ISBN: 9781611386615
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Ghosts, Assassins, and Riots

 Brighid Darrow, Countess of Carstairs, has endured years of a loveless marriage in order to aid her friends and the people of Northridge. Yet once she is widowed, the village shuns her with accusations of witchcraft–vilifying her unique gift of reading auras. Released from past restraints, Bridey rebelliously embraces her dream of establishing a forbidden school for midwives.

Having spent his life being all that is proper in hopes of earning a title in return for services to the crown, Aaron Pascoe-Ives, illegitimate son of a marquess, is ordered to Northridge to save the royal mines from rioters. Any hope of aid from the beautiful but aloof countess is dashed when his incorrigible twins endanger their young lives by following him, mystifyingly insisting that the Countess of Carstairs is their new mother.

Bridey and Pascoe face ghosts, assassins, and riots–but nothing as perilous as the irresistible attraction between them. With hard-fought goals at risk, they must make the ultimate choice between achieving dreams–or losing each other.

My Thoughts:
This is a wonderful addition to the Unexpected Magic Series. In this reader’s opinion it is the best one so far. They seem to just keep getting better with each new edition.
We always have surprisingly precocious children and dogs in each one of these books. In this case we have a pair of twins, one boy and one girl, the children of Pascoe, who prior to meeting Bridey have very seldom if ever spoken a complete sentence. The first thing out of their sweet little mouths upon meeting her is “Are you our new mama?” This shocked her to her bones and she replied with an unequivocal NO!  Is this to be Bridey’s final thoughts on the subject or will her attraction to Pasco win out in the end?
This just sets the progression of this exceptionally written story. The little girl speaks with the ghost of her mother and the little boy hears the thoughts of and communicates with animals. They are continuously disappearing and getting into all manner of scrapes. After they start talking they are very communicative for being not quite four years old.
I truly loved this book and can hardly wait for the next one in the series “Chemistry of Magic” due to release April 25th, 2017.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
The character development is exceptional and the storyline is a very good one.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author to read and I have voluntarily left this review. The receipt of this complimentary galley in no way affected my opinion.


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With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists Patricia Rice Photo (1)under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance’s hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won numerous awards, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards. Her books have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.

A firm believer in happily-ever-after, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina and Missouri, she currently resides in Southern California, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc. and BVC Publishing Cooperative.

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Jack of Thorns

Inheritance Book 1

by Amelia Faulkner

Rainbow Awards 2016 Honourable Mention

Category: Bisexual Paranormal Romance

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Jack-of-ThornsFlorist. Psychic. Addict.
Laurence Riley coasts by on good looks and natural charm, but underneath lies a dark chasm that neither heroin nor lovers can fill. Sobriety is a pipe dream which his stalker ex-boyfriend is pushing him away from. Luckily, Laurence has powers most can only dream of. If only he could control them.

Aristocrat. Psychic. Survivor.
Quentin d’Arcy is the product of centuries of wealth, privilege, and breeding, and is on the run from all three. A chance encounter with an arresting young florist with a winning smile could make him stop. Laurence is kind, warm, and oddly intriguing but Quentin’s wild telekinesis and his fear of sex make dating a dangerous game.

When opposites attract, they collide.
Desperate to fix his rotting life, Laurence prays for aid and accidentally summons a fertility god who prefers to be called Jack. Jack is willing to help out for a price, and it’s one Laurence just can’t pay: he must keep Jack fed with regular offerings of sex, and the florist has fallen for the one man in San Diego who doesn’t want any.

If they’re to survive Jack’s wrath, Laurence and Quentin must master their blossoming feelings and gifts, but even then the cost of Laurence’s mistake could well overwhelm them both. How exactly are mere mortals supposed to defeat a god?

***Jack of Thorns is the first book in the Inheritance series and contains mature themes and events which may be distressing to some readers. It has a low heat rating and an HFN ending.***



The Haunting of a Duke

The Dark Regency Series Book 1

by Chasity Bowlin

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Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it’s made her a killer’s target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party–to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke. Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged “gift.” Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme’s life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?



Lost Fortune

The Unbridled Series Book 1

by Sandra E Sinclair

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Lost Fortune – Historical Western Romance

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“What do you do when the world as you know it is ripped from under you, and 51lh8yGwS5Leverything you believed to be true no longer makes sense?”

Rilla travels across the pond to Boston, the place of her birth. After eight years away, she discovers her very existence has been a lie. The people she thought she knew, and those she loved, had kept secrets and lies that could bring scandal and shame if they are discovered. Everything she holds dear could be taken from her. Making matters worse, she is being hunted by a stranger whose sole purpose is to separate her from her inheritance, leaving her in ruin.

Left with no other choice, Rilla must flee for her very life.

Calvin Dalton has been sent by the Pinkerton Agency to recover a lost fortune. A chance meeting with a beautiful woman on the train into town left him breathless, and unable to get the exotic beauty out of his mind. He is delighted to discover they are staying at the same boardinghouse, even though he knows he has no time to become sweet on the girl. He’d been sent there to do a job, so he’d have to fall in love on his own time. However, when he agreed to take on the job, he had no idea where this journey would lead him, or the lives he’d ruin with his investigation. Calvin’s heart and his job were on a collision course of disaster.

What will happen when the mysterious woman he’d met on the train becomes his prime suspect? It appears his heart wasn’t the only thing she’d stolen.

“Lost Fortune” is the 1st book in Sandra E. Sinclair’s “Unbridled” historical, western romance series—where the female are all strong, capable and sassy, but most of all…unbridled. If you like escaping into bygone days when the west was wild and women wore big dresses, you will love the “Unbridled” series.

Unlock the secrets in “Lost Fortune”—start reading this tantalizing historical western romance today.



The King’s Man

Welsh Blades Book 1

by Elizabeth Kingston

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51tRptIWeJL As a child, Gwenllian was married by proxy — but her husband died before they met. Now, Gwenllian is forced together with the man who widowed her: deadly, tortured Ranulf.

Ranulf Ombrier’s fame throughout 13th century England for his skill at swordplay is rivaled only by his notoriety as King Edward I’s favorite killer. Ranulf’s actions have gained him lands, title, and a lasting reputation as a hired butcher. But after years of doing his king’s bidding, he begins to fear for his mortal soul and follows his conscience away from Edward, all the way to the wilds of Wales.

Gwenllian of Ruardean, Welsh daughter of a powerful Marcher lord, has every reason to leave Ranulf for dead when one of her men nearly kills him. As a girl she was married by proxy to a man Ranulf murdered, only to become a widow before she ever met her groom. In the years since, she has shunned the life of a lady, instead studying warfare and combat at her mother’s behest. But she has also studied healing and this, with her sense of duty to knightly virtues, leads her to tend to Ranulf’s wounds.

Saving her enemy’s life comes with consequences, and Gwenllian and Ranulf are soon caught up in dangerous intrigue. Forced together by political machinations, they discover a kinship of spirit and a surprising, intense desire. But even hard-won love cannot thrive when loyalties are divided and the winds of rebellion sweep the land.

“I love this book” (Laura Kinsale).

“Fans of unusual couples will be caught up in this story of romance and redemption” (Publishers Weekly).

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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

The Daring Duke

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A 1797 Club Novel Book 1

by Jess Michaels


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Meet the men of the 1797 Club:

James Rylon, Duke of Abernathe (The Daring Duke, out March 14 order now!)
Simon Greene, Duke of Crestwood (Her Favorite Duke, out June 6)
Graham Everly, Duke of Northfield (The Broken Duke, out September 12)
Ewan Hoffstead, Duke of Donburrow (The Silent Duke, out November 14)
Baldwin Undercross, Duke of Sheffield (The Duke of Nothing, out January 16, 2018)
Lucas Vincent, Duke of Willowby (The Undercover Duke, out March 27, 2018)
Matthew Cornwallis, Duke of Tyndale (The Duke of Hearts, out May 22, 2018)
Hugh Margolis, Duke of Brighthollow (The Duke Who Lied, out August 14, 2018)
Robert Smithton, Duke of Roseford (The Duke of Desire, out October 23, 2018)
Christopher Collins, Duke of Kingsacre (The Last Duke, out November 13, 2018)

Written by Jess Michaels

USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels began writing full-time in 1999 after being encouraged by her husband to follow her dream. Since then she has published over 50 novels and novellas under three different pen names with several major publishers, small presses and via self-publishing. Her erotic historical romances have been national bestsellers and won awards from booksellers and readers.

About The Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Jess Michaels likes geeky stuff, Vanilla Coke Zero, anything Jesse-Petersencoconut, cheese, fluffy cats, smooth cats, any cats, many dogs and people who care about the welfare of their fellow humans. She watches too much daytime court shows, but just enough Once Upon a Time (CaptainSwan FOR LIFE). She is lucky enough to be married to her favorite person in the world and live in a beautiful home on a golf course lake in Northern Arizona.

When she’s not obsessively checking her steps on Fitbit or trying out new flavors of Greek yogurt, she writes erotic historical romances with smoking hot alpha males and sassy ladies who do anything but wait to get what they want. She has written for numerous publishers and is now fully indie and loving every moment of it (well, almost every moment).

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The Hellion and The Heartbreaker

by Jennifer McNare

Original Publication Date: 8/1/2012

Re-Published :Jun 30, 2014

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51yf4oFsKOLA master of seduction… seduced by an innocent…

Vowing never to fall prey to something as foolish and impractical as love, the sinfully handsome Duke of Worthe has long been regarded as one of London’s most profligate rakes. However, entering into a scandalous liaison with the sister of his closest friend is not something even he would consider, despite her breathtaking allure and his fierce, overwhelming desire to possess her. Or so he thought…

Raised by four doting older brothers, and possessing a reckless streak as bold as her fiery red curls, Scarlett McPhearson has long been accustomed to getting what she wants. After becoming acquainted with Alec Weston, the most sought-after bachelor in England, she discovers something she wants more than anything she has ever wanted before, to capture the heart of the man she has come to adore. Willingly surrendering her innocence to a man who offers her passion beyond her wildest dreams, but no false promises of happily ever after, Scarlett will risk pain, sorrow and devastating heartache to win his everlasting love…



Saving Sam

The Wounded Warriors Book 1

by Simone Beaudelaire

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Sam Wallace enters the Air Force as a spoiled, rich boy. Years later, he emerges a 513IuxceNCLchanged and troubled man.

None of this matters to Amy, his oldest friend and staunchest supporter. Perhaps the weary soldier might finally find solace from his nightmares in the arms of the girl who has always loved him. The only thing that gives Sam hope his scarred soul might heal is the love he desperately wants, but doesn’t deserve. Haunted by a war he can’t forget, Sam struggles to move forward.

But the darkness in him is greater, deeper and more dangerous than anyone realizes. Can Sam fight off his demons, or will Amy pay the price for his inability to let her go?



Beloved Impostor

The Scottish Highland Series

by Patricia Potter

Released: March 10, 2015

Categories: Romance

Language:English

Publisher: Open Road Media Romance

ISBN-10:1504001044

ISBN-13:9781504001045

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51v4BgufqiLA Highland lass dares to fall in love with her clan’s most hated enemy in the first book of Patricia Potter’s spellbinding Scottish Highland Series, set in the sixteenth century.

Felicia Campbell has just received a death sentence from her uncle and the king. In a fortnight, she is to wed the Earl of Morneith. Vowing to escape her fate as the bride of the lecherous, decades-older nobleman, she devises a daring scheme. But the plan goes horribly awry when she is abducted. Now the only way to survive is to continue her deception and yield to Rory Maclean, her clan’s most hated enemy—and the handsomest man she has ever seen.
 
After tragedy claimed his first two wives, Rory took to the sea. Ten years later he returns home, vowing never to marry or give his heart again. But then his clansmen steal a bride for him: a fearless, spirited beauty who can wield a sword as well as any man. As bitter strife continues to divide his homeland, Rory will move heaven and earth for the woman who has healed his soul—a woman who isn’t what she seems.



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