Entangled Historical Romance Release Day Blast

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We are excited to celebrate the release of four brand new, scintillating historical romances from Entangled Publishing! Read on for all of the details and a little sneak peek teaser from titles by Liana De la Rosa, Tamara Gill, Robyn DeHart, and Lily Maxton!

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About TO LOVE A SCANDALOUS DUKE:

Driven into exile years earlier, due to family scandal, Declan Sinclair is called home, devastated to discover his brother has been murdered and he’s the new Duke of Darington. When clues point to the man he blames for both his exile and his brother’s death, Declan resolves to ruin the culprit. If only the daughter of the man’s business partner, lovely Lady Alethea Swinton, didn’t tempt his resolve.

Lady Alethea Swinton has cultivated her pristine reputation in the hopes of winning her father’s praise. When her childhood friend returns, Alethea finds she’s willing to court scandal and defy her father to help the handsome Declan uncover the truth behind his brother’s death. Until she realizes Declan’s redemption will mean her family’s ruin.

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About TO CONQUER A SCOT:

Time-traveling isn’t what Abigail Cross had in mind for her Scottish vacation, nor was a potential marriage to the Laird Aedan Macleod. The fact that the obnoxious, yet hot, and definitely sexy Highlander sees the world very differently than she does, is beside the point.

Aedan Macleod knows what he wants in a wife, and Abigail certainly doesn’t meet his Highland standard, even though he must rein in his desire, because beautiful, opinionated Abigail would never suit as a laird’s wife.

Tempers flare yet passion is undeniable, as Abby navigates her way in seventeenth century Scotland—without toilet paper. When two rival clans threaten the maddening twenty-first century minx who’s captured Laird Aedan’s heart, the mighty Highlander is willing to sacrifice everything to keep Abigail safe.

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About THE SCOUNDREL AND THE LADY:

Iris Bennington is furious when she discovers her younger brother is following the instructions found in the acclaimed advice columns on How to be a Gentleman. The so-called “advice” is more likely to turn her brother into a scoundrel than a true gentleman. Iris decides to locate the author of the columns and confront him.

Merritt Steel, the Earl of Ashby, cannot help but be amused by the slip of a woman who comes calling. Unwilling to let such a delightful potential conquest go, he proposes a wager: bring him anyone off the street and he can pass them off as a gentleman. It’s a bargain she readily accepts—but with a twist.

Their bargain proves to be a greater challenge than either anticipated. Merritt finds it near impossible to keep his hands off Iris, and she begins to see the undeniable appeal of ungentlemanly behavior…

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About THE ROGUE’S CONQUEST:

Wallflower Eleanor Townsend is not like most women. She has no interest in marriage, the ton, or fashion. Instead, her heart lies with science. And when the opportunity to present a paper arises, she takes it, even though it means dressing as a man. But her disguise doesn’t quite work. Someone notices—and the brute intends to blackmail her!

Former prizefighter James MacGregor wants to be a gentleman, like the men he trains in his boxing saloon. His first step is gaining a beautiful, wealthy wife. Eleanor Townsend is not that woman, but a chance encounter gives him the leverage he needs. She’ll gain him entry to high society and help him with his atrocious manners, and in return, he won’t reveal her secret. It’s the perfect arrangement. At least until the sparks between them become more than just their personalities clashing. But there’s too much at stake for James to give in to his growing attraction.

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Pursued by the Shadow Knight

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Highland Valiance Series Book 2

by Fiona McKellar

Publication Date: September 20, 2017

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 Length: 80 pages

Language: English

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Being a beautiful redheaded heiress to a vast family fortune certainly has its perks, but Maigrait Vaus never thought it would get her abducted by her family’s rival clan, the despicable Colps.

Being forced to marry their loathsome son Rob is another downside to her position she never expected. But when the Colps’ are caught off guard by a highlander invasion, she seizes the opportunity to escape.

After leaving a bloody trail behind him, the rugged highlander Alexander Fynne has no interest in packing a young lady across the Scottish countryside. But after being offered a sizeable reward of gold and jewels, he agrees to escort the beautiful woman clothed in a wedding dress back to her home.

As the couple is pursued relentlessly across the countryside by the Colps’ entourage of hired goons and bounty hunters, Maigrait begins to fall for Fynne, watching him defeat each attacker with finesse. Fynne can’t ignore his own feelings growing for her too.

But when the clan sends out their secret weapon to reclaim the heiress, Fynne finds himself confronted by his archenemy, a notorious bounty hunter known as the Shadow Knight. Although he yearns to protect Maigrait, he may have met his match.

My Thoughts:

This is another short read by Fiona McKellar. It is easily read in one sitting.
An abducted lady who is about to be an unwilling bride and a reluctant hero comprise the hero and heroine in this short novella.
Maigrait  has been abducted by her clan’s enemy,  the despicable Colps. Thankfully before the wedding can take place along comes rugged highlander Alexander Fynne  Alexander has no interest in dragging a lady across the Scottish countryside, but after being offered a reward of gold and jewels, he agrees to take her with him.
Will this inauspicious beginning lead to an everlasting love? You need to read this tale to find out for yourself.
I gave this very short read 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2 of 5 flames. This is more of an adventure than an intimately heated tale.
I received a complimentary ARC of this title from the author to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this novella which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



On Bended Knee

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The Highland Brides Book 3

by Tanya Anne Crosby

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A daughter of the forest and loyal to no clan, Seana has been whispered to be a child of the faeries, but not even a little Gael magic can help her claim what she truly desires—a home and hearth… before it’s too late for her ailing da.

Seana pins all her hopes on Broc Ceannfhionn, but Broc has eyes for another. To win Broc’s heart, she strikes a bargain with Colin Mac Brodie—the biggest rogue in all of Scotia. Although Colin has already broken Seana’s heart once… this time around, he’s powerless to resist the girl he once shunned… and he finds himself where he never thought to be… on bended knee.


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Magical from the very start.” -InD’Tale Reviews

Highlander romance at its best; rich with historyand lore, HIGHLAND FIRE reunites you with favorite characters from THE HIGHLAND BRIDES and introduces you to new ones.

The year is 1123. Scotland’s King David seeks an alliance with the fierce mountain Scot, Aidan dun Scoti. But only one woman will tempt Aidan–the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan …

Offered in marriage by David of Scotland as a guise for peace and cursed by Aidan’s people for the sins of her father, Lìleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to. Alas, she is also the one woman who might bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.



A Season for Hope

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by Bethany Largent

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What’s a soiled dove to do when she suddenly finds herself with child? Eighteen-year-old Gwyndolyn Klein certainly never envisioned her life coming to this when desperate measures landed her in Miss Sadie’s bawdy house at the tender age of fourteen. Desperate for a fresh start and a quiet place to raise her daughter alone, she sets out with little more than the clothes on her back and her newfound faith in God. But when she meets handsome young Tucker Lawson, a conductor for the Underground Railroad, does she dare hope for a second chance? As the mistress of a rather large southern plantation in Tennessee, Addie Frankford seems to have it all…except the one thing she wants the most-a child. Her husband, Cooper Frankford, seems determined to hold her at arm’s length until a moment of weakness results in a child that could cost Addie her very life.

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The Suburbs Have Secrets

by Barbara Wallace

A Sadie McIntyre Mystery

Publication Date: September 11, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

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When Sadie McIntyre gives a drunken Marylou Paretsky a ride home on a rainy night, little does she realize it’s the last time anyone will see Marylou alive.

Tragic accident? Or Murder?

The following morning, Marylou is found dead at the bottom of her staircase. What first appears to be a drunken tumble becomes far more complicated as Sadie discovers Marylou wasn’t as sweet and timid as everyone thought. Turns out Marylou spent her spare time digging up dirt on her neighbors and left behind a list of their secrets. Much to her horror, Sadie’s name is right on top.

Eager to keep her past buried, Sadie, with the help of her best friend Rob and Dan Bartlett, the town’s sexy new chief of detectives, sets out to who on the list was desperate enough to kill. Will she discover the answer before the truth gets out?

Or will the killer find Sadie first?

About Barbara Wallace:

Bestselling, award-winning author Barbara Wallace specializes in sassy, smart novels known for their emotional depth. Since her debut in 2009, she’s gone on to publish nearly 20 titles with Harlequin Romance and Entangled Publishing to world-wide popularity. A life-long Yankee, Barbara lives in New England with her husband, their son, two very spoiled self-centered cats (as if there could be any other kind) and a very catered-to rescue pup.

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EXCERPT:

By the next morning, the whole town knew about Marylou’s death. As the six of us gathered around our usual tables, Marylou’s table remained conspicuously empty. Whether by coincidence or some silent mutual agreement, none of the other customers moved to sit there.

“I feel horrible,” Andrea said, sniffing loudly.

I believed it. Unkempt wasn’t something posse members did, and she looked a mess. Her eyes were watery, and the skin under her nose was red and raw. Generally speaking, I thought her the most approachable of the posse, a fact I attributed to her being quiet and not being blonde. Brunette solidarity, and all that. Although her hair was far more shiny and bouncy than mine. That is, normally it was. Today it hung in a limp ponytail.

“Why’d you drag your germs here in the first place?” Erin asked. She slid a napkin across the table, which Andrea grabbed to wipe her nose. “You look like death warmed over.”

Talk about a bad choice of words. I waited to see if she would realize what she said, but she kept sipping her pumpkin spice latte without batting an eye. The woman was as mellow as I had ever seen her.

“I know I do, but I wanted to know more about Marylou,” Andrea said. “Does anyone know what happened? How she fell?”

Erin shrugged. “Probably tripped over her cat. She seems the type.”

“To trip or to own a cat?” I asked.

“Both. She wasn’t exactly the picture of grace.”

Remembering her four-legged crawl across the street Sunday night, I had to agree.

“And doesn’t she seem like a ‘cat person’ to you?”

She’d directed her question to the other members of the posse, but it was Rob who answered. After sitting a little stiffer in his chair. “Exactly what kind of person is a cat person?” he asked.

“You know. Lonely. Odd.”

“Don’t worry,” I leaned over and whispered before Rob could retort. Now wasn’t the time or place to argue cat owner demographics. “You wouldn’t count anyway. We both know Eliot is a human in a tiny fur suit.”

“Damn right, he is,” Rob whispered. “Trip a person on purpose, he would. It’s why I always use the hallway light.”

“My neighbor lets her cat sleep on the top step of her stairway,” Jennifer said, flicking her ponytail, which, in contrast to Andrea’s, looked freshly washed and curled. “Whenever Brandon goes over for playgroup, I’m terrified he’ll trip over it. You’d think the other mother would pay closer attention to hazards.”

“Oh for goodness sakes. It’s only a cat. Just tell Brandon to step over the darn thing.”

And there it was, the proclamation to end the discussion. Uttered by none other than Lindsay, she of yesterday’s nail emergency. If the yoga posse reminded me of the high school popular girls, then Lindsay was the queen bee. The prom queen, head cheerleader, class president, most-likely-to-succeed queen bee. The kind of woman people claimed to dislike when really, they secretly longed to be her best friend. She and her dot com CEO husband moved to Woodbridge three years ago and immediately established themselves as town royalty—as only rich, pretty people can do. As a result, Lindsay was the major player on most parent committees, chair of the Night Walk Committee, and of course, de facto leader of the yoga posse.

Using her re-useable water bottle—Lindsay didn’t drink caffeine—she pointed to Jenn’s cell phone. “Are you going to get that? It’s been buzzing all morning.”

Jenn glanced at the call screen, before flipping the phone face over. “It’s Nick,” she said, rolling her eyes. “Undoubtedly calling to complain because I sicced my lawyer on him again. According to him, it’s my fault he won’t make his payments.”

“How late is he this time?” Erin asked.

“A month. I got two checks before he started crying poor again. News flash.” She grabbed her coffee. “Try spending less on the skanky girlfriends.”

“Too bad he didn’t fall down a flight of stairs like Marylou.”

Wow, Erin was on target with the tasteless comments today, wasn’t she?

“Never happen,” Jenn said. “He doesn’t own a cat.”

“Why is everyone blaming the blooming cat?”

I patted Rob’s hand and tried to pull the conversation back on track. Call it my guilty conscience, but I was feeling Marylou’s absence. “I know she was only around since this winter, but it’s going to feel weird not having Marylou joining us. I’m going to miss her.”

I expected more of an acknowledgement. Okay, acknowledgement period. Instead, only Rob nodded in agreement while the other four reached for their coffees.

“Does anyone know when the wake is going to be?” Rob asked. “We should pay our respects.”

“End of the week,” I guessed. “Unless she’s got family traveling from out of town.”

“Where was her home town anyway?” He looked over at the other table where all four shook their heads before looking at me. “Do you know?”

I copied the posse. “No clue. Subject never came up.”

“Hopefully the wake won’t be this week. Carlos has us going to so many dinners. Everyone and their brother in the Greater Boston area want him to invest in their company. My calendar’s a nightmare.”

Lindsay pressed her fingers to her temple as though to ward off a stress headache. “How am I supposed to fit another event in my schedule?”

“I’m sure Carlos would understand you needing to beg off a dinner for a wake.” My tone might have been more irritable than necessary. Honestly though, she was acting as though Marylou toppled down the stairs to purposely jam her schedule.

“Don’t forget we also have the Night Walk meeting next Sunday,” Jenn so helpfully noted.

“That’s right. And there’s no way we can reschedule either. Not with the event right around the corner.” Again, her fingers went to her temple. This time it was both hands. “What a nightmare.”

“What’s the big deal? We’ll skip on the wake if there’s a conflict. It’s not like any of us want to go in the first place.”

“Erin!” My eyes nearly bugged out of my head. The woman had been insensitive all morning, but this comment took the cake.

“Well, I don’t,” she replied, meeting my stare.

“What Erin means, Sadie…” Jenn gave me a condescending smile, although not before she shot Erin a glare with eyes so narrow, her lashes looked like tiny black daggers. “…is that no one likes going to wakes. I think we all wish we had an excuse to get us out. Isn’t that right, Erin?”

“Exactly.”

But was that really what she meant? She and Jenn were having an entire conversation with their eyes.

Once again, it amazed me how little the four women had been affected by Marylou’s death, especially Jenn and Erin who’d had dinner with the woman just the other night. I’d always assumed the posse had more depth than their shallow behavior implied. Apparently I’d given them too much credit.

Meanwhile, I felt kicked in the stomach every time I looked at her empty chair.

If only I’d stuck around on Sunday night.

The bell over Cuppa’s front door jingled. “Hel–loo,” I heard Rob say under his breath.

A strange tickling sensation tiptoed along my spine. Hello indeed. Swiveling in my chair, I looked to the front door to see what had caused the disturbance in the atmosphere.

Oh.

Detective Dan Bartlett stood in the doorway.

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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

The Lost Letter

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A Victorian Romance

by Mimi Mathews

Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press

Published: September 2017

ISBN-10: 978-0-9990364-1-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-9990364-0-2

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England, 1860. An impoverished Victorian beauty is unexpectedly reunited with the now beastly earl who once broke her heart. Will they finally find their happily ever after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?

A PROUD BEAUTY

When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, society beauty Sylvia Stafford finds work as a governess in a merchant’s household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood…until a mysterious visitor convinces her to temporarily return to her former life–and her former love.

A SCARRED BEAST

Colonel Sebastian Conrad is no longer the dashing cavalry officer Sylvia once fell in love with. Badly scarred during the Sepoy Rebellion, he has withdrawn to his estate in rural Hertfordshire where he lives in near complete seclusion. Brooding and tormented, he cares nothing for the earldom he has inherited–and even less for the faithless beauty who rejected him three years before.

A SECOND CHANCE

A week together in the remote Victorian countryside is the last thing either of them ever wanted. But when fate intervenes to reunite them, will a beastly earl and an impoverished beauty finally find their happily ever after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?

My Thoughts:

This is the first time I have read anything by this author but it certainly will not be the last if I find anything else by her.

I looked her up through Bing Searches and found only one other book by her that appears to be a Historical Fiction title. It does not release until November so this book which releases September 19, 2017 is her debut novel.

I enjoyed this tale of second chances.
Interfering family as almost always had a hand in this tale.
A scarred hero and a thought to be faithless beauty are the catalyst in this well written tale.
Conrad’s love for Sylvia is unmistakable but after leaving for war and never hearing from the beauty that has captured his heart he thinks she has forgotten him.
Sylvia thinks much the same as after writing to Conrad almost every day with no response she thinks he was only playing with her affections.
The interference of Sylvia’s father and her maid are solely responsible for what has happened.
Now Conrad’s younger sister has sought Sylvia out because she is sure this woman is just what her brother needs to bring him back to life after the battle that caused his scars.
This debut novel is a very well written and surprisingly poignant read. I made certain that there was no other books found that have been published by this author because it was hard to believe this could possibly be a debut effort.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I would only have liked to see a little more delving into the original meeting of this hero and heroine. If we could have had a bit more of their history I would have given this book a five star rating.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read from the publisher via NetGalley.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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Publication Date: September 16, 2017

Black Widow

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A Spellbound Regency Novel

by Lucy Leroux

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From USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author L.B. Gilbert writing as Lucy Leroux
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He wants to bring her to justice, but the secrets she holds may be the end of him. 

Shattered by the death of his cousin, Gideon Wells, the Earl of Flint, is determined to prove his cousin’s widow is the one responsible. When Amelia Montgomery finally returns to town on the arm of her new lover, Gideon vows to bring her to justice. But getting close to her sparks a hunger that he can’t ignore. As he begins to uncover the truth about Amelia, he encounters an evil more sinister than he ever imagined. Can he destroy the threat or will he suffer the same fate as his cousin?

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Book 0 – The Hex, A Spellbound Regency Short – Available Now
Book 1 – Cursed – Available Now
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Scandalous

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Three Daring Charades in the Pursuit of Love

by Beverley Oakley

Release date September 26, 2017

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Three full-length Regency romances laced with mystery, intrigue and suspense.
A spoiled heiress masquerading as a shipwrecked governess, a widow with a tarnished reputation seeking her lost son, and a debutante pretending to be married… These very different Regency heroines dare everything for love!

LADY SARAH’S REDEMPTION
A spoiled heiress who assumes the identity of a shipwrecked governess falls in love with her employer who has dark secrets of his own.
LADY OLIVIA’S BUTTERFLY
A beautiful widow whose reputation has been wrongly tarnished embarks upon a dangerous charade to reclaim her child, burdened by a terrible secret that threatens the future of the man with whom she accidentally falls in love.
LADY ROSE’S SECRET
A determined debutatante who pretends to be married in order to save the family plantation is framed by a jealous adversary for a series of diamond thefts. Now she must convince the handsome rake who believes she tricked him into marriage that she is innocent


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Beautiful, impoverished Fanny Brightwell has a few scores to settle—and a heart to win—before she can secure the wealthy, aristocratic husband her ambitious mama demands.

Fanny is used to trading on her wits and beauty to ensure her family retains its tenuous hold on respectability. While her reprobate brother gambles away their fortune, and her feather-brained sister threatens to destroy the girls’ collective reputation by succumbing to any lure cast her way, Fanny is regarded as the Brightwell family’s saviour.

Pressured by her mother into accepting a marriage offer from lecherous Lord Slyther, Fanny is given one final opportunity to withdraw from her nuptials, provided she secures an equally rich and titled suitor within two weeks. Otherwise, she can look forward to a lifetime attending to Great Aunt Seraphina’s chilblains.

This is the story of Fanny’s perilous gamble amidst a London season’s offerings of debutantes with far greater address – but far less cunning – for the ultimate prize: dashing, delicious, daring Lord Fenton.

Book 1: Rake’s Honour
Book 2: Rogue’s Kiss
Book 3: Devil’s Run

What readers are saying:

“A fast paced story, filled with humour, sexual attraction, love and desperation. The first in a series of novels set in a time when chastity and honour were everything.”


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Would a potential suitor be bolder if he were told the object of his desire had only six months to live?

Sweet, pretty Thea Brightwell’s dull, quiet life with her crotchety aunt is about to be turned upside down by a visit to Bath and a chance encounter with handsome Mr Grayling.

However, the fledgeling affair is quickly nipped in the bud by Thea’s aunt who has no intention of losing her unpaid nurse and companion, while Mr Grayling regretfully acknowledges he needs to marry an heiress to restore his family’s crumbling fortunes.

Unbeknownst to penniless Thea, she has an unlikely champion in her well-meaning but ‘not-too-bright’ Cousin Bertram who has decided to play matchmaker.

If the lack of a dowry is the only impediment to Mr Grayling making an offer of marriage, Bertram reasons the gentleman would play a riskier hand if he were told that the damsel he covets were destined for her deathbed within six months?

Crotchety maiden aunts, love letters gone astray, and ‘old flames’ appearing from the woodwork lead to a most disconcerting outcome!

ROGUE’S KISS can be read as a stand-alone. It follows award-winning racy Regency romp RAKE’S HONOUR.

Rake’s Honour: Book 1
Book 2: Rogue’s Kiss
Book 3: Devil’s Run 

What Readers are Saying about the series:

“I LOVED beautiful Thea’s story and couldn’t put it down losing hours of sleep!”

“The unexpected twist at the end made me smile and think…yes that’s perfect.”

“Nicely written and enjoyable Historical romance with a little steam.”

*Note: Due to the respective natures of the various Brightwell heroines, Rogue’s Kiss is sensual rather than steamy while Rake’s Honour is hot and steamy.

 

 

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In THEN CAME YOU, a few meddling family members and a little bit of small town magic help two lost hearts find a second chance at love. Fans of Susan Wiggs and RaeAnne Thayne will be enchanted by the Compass Cove series from International Bestselling Author, Jeannie Moon.

“Moon creates a strong sense of home and a convincing romance with moderate love scenes that will leave even the most cynical of readers overcome.” Library Journal, Starred Review, on THEN CAME YOU

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Title:

Then Came You

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Author: Jeannie Moon

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: September 26th, 2017

Publisher: Tule Publishing Group

Series: Compass Cove #1

Format: Digital

ISBN: 9781946772893

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Hearts meant to love will always find each other.

Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.

Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.

There couldn’t be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out of their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave…

Read an Excerpt by clicking HERE!

About Jeannie Moon:

Moon_Headshot_2015Jeannie Moon, author of fifteen novels, has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books and call it work. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs and a mischievous cat and lives in her hometown on Long Island, NY. If she’s more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.

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With more than 8 million books in print RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award-winning author Roberta Gellis is the master of the medieval romance.

Lissa never much liked her elderly husband, but she certainly hadn’t suspected he was plotting treason. When she’s suddenly left a widow, the sharp gaze of the king’s head investigator turns straight to her. Sir Justin is honor-bound to treat Lissa as a suspect, but keeping his distance from the beautiful temptress requires every ounce of his legendary self-control.

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Escaping the brutal reaches of Tibet is one accomplishment, but escaping the snare of love is another entirely…

All of London is abuzz with the tale of Will Repton. The lone survivor of a massacre in Tibet has returned to England a hero, but the traumatized explorer has no time for glory. Another dangerous expedition awaits. Nothing will deter him from his quest, and no one will unearth his secret-until Will meets Charlotte Baker.

Vivacious Charlotte Baker also has a mission-to find a man whose bold spirit matches her own. When she meets Will Repton, she immediately recognizes him as her soul mate, and she’s naively willing to turn her back on the rules of propriety to ensnare him. Will is torn between his fascination with Charlotte and his vow to finish his quest. He knows what it is to risk life and limb-but what if his most perilous adventure doesn’t lie across an ocean, but within his own lost heart?

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The Duke of Somervale, whose sister’s wedding is the event of the ton, is fighting off debutantes and desperately needs help from beautiful, stubborn Olivia Reyne. But she is engrossed with problems engulfing her dearest friends and family. The last thing Olivia needs is to be embroiled with a duke whose dark gaze makes her forget herself entirely…

Discover a new side of a beloved author as Leigh Michaels draws you into the glittering, glitzy world of Regency England and an affair you’ll never forget.

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MY RECENT RELEASE REVIEW of

Emma and the Earl

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Bluestocking Brides Book 3

by Samantha Holt

Publication Date: August 26, 2017

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” I never considered freckles and red hair to be an enticement but with those connections, the remaining Chadwick sisters have become quite the prospect for the bachelor about town. I flatter myself with the knowledge, however, that they will never be truly accepted by the ton. Not with such displeasing and unladylike temperaments.” – Lady Hampton, Duchess of Bromley.

With a duke and a viscount for brothers-in-law, Emma has found herself subject to increasing attention from the many eligible men of the ton. A new experience for this redheaded, freckled bluestocking, who would rather be doing something else—anything else—than dancing with men who are only interested in her connections.

Marriage is not for her.

At least it was not. Until a certain Lord Radcliff—and a true rake—decided to accidentally ruin her. Well, perhaps neither of them quite envisioned ending up twined in such a mess that the only way to save her reputation—and that of her younger sister—was to marry the man.

The Earl of Radcliff is a practical stranger to her but she is prepared to make the best of her situation. After all, she is nothing if not a quick learner. Perhaps she can learn to be a successful wife and countess. 

Unfortunately, the earl is hiding a few secrets. She’s not sure what they are but one of those secrets is causing a strong hatred of the country, and that just will not do. Emma hates London and is prepared to do anything to remain in the country with her family and friends. Somehow, while dealing with all the new adventures and, um, desires a marriage can bring, she must persuade her new husband that the country life is for them.

My Thoughts:

Samantha Holt has left the best and most comical for last. In this book which is fashioned to be the final one in the series we find Emma who has continuously blundered her way through an endless array of hobbies has finally blunderer her way into a scandal and certain ruin.

She only meant to lend a helping hand to this overly handsome earl who needs help down from the window ledge. Unfortunately for the both of them he fell, not to the ground but on top of Emma with her mother and other guests as a belated audience.

Morgan, like Emma had no intentions to marry but he is honorable and would never leave a lady to be ruined. His reason for not wanting marriage is put aside and they are wed.

What sort of trail will this scandalous if very comical beginning take and how will it end?

This third book of this series is not to be missed. I gave it 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. This book is more comical than sensual but does have it’s intimate scenes.

I read this book as a borrowed title through kindle unlimited. My thoughts about this book are unsolicited and solely my own.

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  2. Julia and the Duke
  3. Emma and the Earl

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The Queen

by Skye Warren

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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THE FINAL BOOK IN THE MASTERPIECE DUET!

I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood’s dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.

Then I get a phone call from home.

Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I’ve always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.

Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.

This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.

And a love strong enough to break the city apart.

THE QUEEN is the final novel in the bestselling Masterpiece duet, about a game of lies and loyalty, of betrayal and power, and ascension to the city’s throne.

About Skye Warren:

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

 

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Every Rogue’s Heart

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by Allison Merritt, Sandra Sookoo, Amanda Mariel,

Rebecca Lovell,Tammy Andresen, & Dawn Brower

Release Date: September 19th, 2017

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There is no love more worthwhile than the one you have to fight the hardest to attain… 6 ladies win the heart of their one true–rogue.



Love in Plain Sight by Allison Merritt

Mousy Jayne Strange is resigned to her role as a companion and governess, but when she’s hired to teach a horse-crazy young lady who has American cowboy Fletcher Nash wrapped around her finger, her life takes a sudden romantic turn. Fletcher’s old life casts a shadow across his desire for new love. Their seemingly impossible relationship will face many challenges, including life-changing circumstances if they ever hope to make love last.

The Lady’s Chocolatier
by Sandra Sookoo

A fierce rainstorm in Victorian-era London throws Mr. Jasper Winslow–a chocolatier–and Miss Evangeline Bradenwilde–a corset purveyor–unexpectedly together. Without recourse, they are forced to face their failed engagement from five years prior, as well as the desire still sparking between them now.


Delighted by the Duke
by Amanda Mariel
Miss Emma Baxter stowed away in a carriage in order to escape her uncle and the baron he’s bent on forcing her to marry. The last thing she expected was to find herself with the Duke of Radcliffe, Aaron St. John, and his ten year old daughter, Lady Sophia. Now she faces an entirely different danger.

Only a Rogue Knows
by Rebecca Lovell
For fear of being left penniless due to a condition in his father’s will, Lady Cordelia Whittemore agrees to hide her husband’s infidelity until he can find a way to divorce her. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with his attorney, Victor Pembroke, a man whose reputation precedes him. When tragedy strikes Lady Whittemore, is the man who has stolen her heart the only one who can save her?
My Enemy, My Earl: A Laird to Love by Tammy Andresen
Fleeing London, and scandal, Lady Clarissa Burton runs directly into the wife hunting Earl of Dunphries while traveling on a rutted Scottish road. She wanted peace in Scotland, not a tall and brooding laird who makes her forget that handsome lords are nothing but trouble.
Scheming with My Duke by Dawn Brower
Serenity Drake imposed herself in the Duke of Branterberry’s life for altruistic reasons. She didn’t expect to find the one man she couldn’t resist. The duke has a young son to care for and has no room for Serenity in his life, but needs her help after his son’s governess resigns. Will their mutual attraction bloom into something more or will Serenity leave before it turns into something permanent?



The Major’s Faux Fiancee

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Dukes of War Book 4

by Erica Ridley

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

When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. He figures now that he’s missing a leg, a faux fiancée is the best an ex-soldier can get. He admires her pluck, but the lady deserves a whole man—and he’ll ensure she gets one.

Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool’s chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway. But the major is equally determined that she break the engagement. With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love…

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  2. The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower
  3. The 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
  8. All I Want

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The Saxon Bride

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Norman Conquest Book 1

by Ashley York 

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The Norman Conquest Series

Rowena Godwinson, a Saxon princess, refuses to go willingly into a forced marriage to one of King William’s most favored knights but her struggle against enemy occupation fades away in the pleasurable arms of her Norman husband. Will he bring her people to their knees in his attempt to please his liege lord? Or can she win him over to the Saxon’s side even while one of her own plots to overthrow the bastard king?

John of Normandy is a soldier made for battle, ingrained with chivalry and a deep sense of loyalty to his mentor and king. Serving his liege is reward enough. Neither a title nor a child bride will entice him to become an indolent lord. A chance encounter with an alluring beauty, however, releases all his pent up desires and unspoken needs. His young bride has become a passionate woman, tempting him beyond his endurance. Can he win her over before she learns the truth of her father’s death?



To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart

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A Waltz with a Rogue Book 4

by Collette Cameron

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A rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can’t put down

InD’tale Magazine’s Crown of Excellence Recipient.

Could you give up what you’re most passionate about forever?

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

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

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

Caution:

This humorous historical Regency romance contains a scoundrel turned respectable duke, a precocious heroine whose tendency to say whatever scandalous thing that pops into her head lands her in scrapes, a spoiled feline with an attitude, and a sweet, meddling elderly aunt.

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

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES

  1. A Kiss for Miss Kingsley
  2. Bride of Falcon
  3. Her Scandalous Wish
  4. To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart
  5. The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager


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On a Tuesday

by Whitney G.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Second Chance Romance, Standalone

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Model Credit: Andrea Denver

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We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday…

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…

**This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**

About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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The Undaunted Debutantes by Christina McKnight – Boxed Set Release Blast

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Title: The Undaunted Debutantes Series (Books 1-3)

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Series: The Undaunted Debutantes

Author: Christina McKnight

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England

Release Date: September 19th

Length: 588 Pages

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Three innocent debutantes must work to solve the mysterious death of their childhood friend.

Three innocent debutantes must work to solve the mysterious death of their childhood friend. With undaunted determination they pledge to not only expose the man responsible for their friend’s tragic death on her wedding night, but to also uncover other unscrupulous men of the ton who would jeopardize the future of other young women.  The Disappearance of Lady Edith, The Undaunted Debutantes (Book One) One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord. Now, Edith dedicates her time watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering other information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. But when her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of a brilliantly handsome lord.  The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna, The Undaunted Debutantes (Book Two) Lady Lucianna Constantine, a quick-witted hellion, has no doubt who is responsible for the murder of her dear friend—and she will stop at nothing from exposing his transgressions, and those of every despicable man in London. Though her two dearest friends were unwilling to point a finger at the dastardly man, Lucianna has witnessed the cruelty of London’s Beau Monde her entire life…starting with her own father. She is more than willing to singlehandedly take down every vile man that crosses her path. However, what happens when a most honorable man discovers Luci is the abhorrent woman who ruined both his life and stripped him of his rightful future?  The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia, The Undaunted Debutantes (Book Three) If only Lady Ophelia Fletcher—quiet, reserved, with her nose always stuck in a book—had witnessed the death of her friend that fateful night. Now she writes a column, Mayfair Confidential, that she uses to expose men with unsavory pasts to make amends for holding her tongue the night her dear friend was murdered. She is more than willing to never call attention to herself. But when a handsome stranger arrives to meet with her father, Ophelia can’t help but do a little investigating for her own benefit. At last, Ophelia has stumbled upon an adventure of her own—but does she possess the skills necessary to solve the mystery without the assistance of her friends? 

Author Bio:

Christina Photo SmallChristina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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Light of the Spirit

by Lisa Kessler

Muse Chronicles #4

Publication Date: September 18, 2017

Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Standalone

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The gods never sleep…

As the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos lights up every room with laughter and smiles. But there are darker forces at work, and they want to snuff out her light forever.

Cooper Hanover is a hardworking paramedic who healed Lia after a fire, but something happened that day, something medical science couldn’t explain. And if he doesn’t figure out how it works soon, the next healing could kill him.

Lia’s smile and sharp wit tempt him to love again, and he’s not going to let anyone, not even the gods, take her from him.

The Prophecy“Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

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Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

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No Rest for the Wicked

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The Heart of a Hero

by Cora Lee

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The Heart of a Hero series prequel novella, plus an excerpt from each novel in the series.

Michael Devlin is a man of great learning but little means, living in one of the poorest sections of Dublin. By day, he practices law at the Four Courts and gives reading lessons to the local children. By night he’s the man in the mask, prowling the streets of The Liberties defending the people–his people–from those who would prey upon them. But when his estranged wife appears on his doorstep with a summons from Sir Arthur Wellesley, both of Michael’s worlds are turned upside down. What will happen to The Liberties if he obeys Sir Arthur’s command to meet in Cork? Can he even trust the woman who married then left him five years ago?

As a spy for Sir Arthur Wellesley, Joanna Pearson Devlin has executed this same mission flawlessly many times before: locate the subject, transport him safely, and present him to her employer. When Sir Arthur sends her out one more time to bring in her estranged husband, Joanna knows this mission will be anything except flawless. But Napoleon’s agents are everywhere, and Michael is an important part of the team Sir Arthur is assembling to stop them. For the sake of her country, Joanna heads to Dublin even as her discomfort grows. Will she be able to put aside her uncertainties and convince her husband to join the fight? Can they learn to work together again if he agrees?



The Heart of a Scoundrel

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The Heart of a Duke Book 6

by Christi Caldwell

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Ruthless, wicked, and dark, the Marquess of Rutland rouses terror in the breast of ladies and nobleman alike. All Edmund wants in life is power. After he was publically humiliated by his one love Lady Margaret, he vowed vengeance, using Margaret’s niece, as his pawn. Except, he’s thwarted by another, more enticing target—Miss Phoebe Barrett.

Miss Phoebe Barrett knows precisely the shame she’s been born to. Because her father is a shocking letch she’s learned to form her own opinions on a person’s worth. After a chance meeting with the Marquess of Rutland, she is captivated by the mysterious man. He, too, is a victim of society’s scorn, but the more encounters she has with Edmund, the more she knows there is powerful depth and emotion to the jaded marquess.

The lady wreaks havoc on Edmund’s plans for revenge and he finds he wants Phoebe, at all costs. As she’s drawn into the darkness of his world, Phoebe risks being destroyed by Edmund’s ruthlessness. And Phoebe who desires love at all costs, has to determine if she can ever truly trust the heart of a scoundrel.



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Sons of Scotland Book 1

by Victoria Vane

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A man without a past… 
Abandoned at a monastery as a young child, Alexander serves two masters—God and the fading memories of his past life—the one he never got to live. As he nears the day to take his vows, he’s sent on a last sojourn into the real world, but what begins as a test of faith becomes a journey to manhood. 

And a woman who doesn’t know her own heart… 
Born from the line of two kings, Lady Sibylla Mac William is abandoned by her sire as a child and then ruled illegitimate. Though she lives a happy life under her uncle’s protection, Sibylla craves something more, but never could she imagine losing her heart to the would-be monk who unexpectedly arrives to tutor her brother.

Together, they will forge the future of a kingdom…
When dark secrets from the past come to light, Alex and Sibylla’s fates become inextricably entwined. Will Alex choose the safe and secure path he knows, or will he reject holy orders to embrace his true destiny… and the woman he loves?



MY RECENT RELEASE REVIEW of

Sadie’s Highlander

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A Highland Protector Novel

by Maeve Greyson

Publication Date: September 12, 2017

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The Highland Protector series brings to life four mouthwatering Celtic brothers in twenty-first-century North Carolina—where the lasses are anything but tamed.
 
Highland warrior Alec MacDara and his brothers traveled forward in time to protect the sacred Heartstone. Their cover? Owners and operators of a theme park called Highland Life and Legends. As the chairman, Alec has been fending off requests to film at the breathtaking property. It’s only because of the charming correspondence from an enterprising production assistant that he agrees to a meeting at all. That’s when Alec meets a woman whose lush curves make him forget, for the first time, all about tenth-century Scotland.
 
A lowly assistant for her sister’s motion picture company, wannabe screenwriter Sadie Williams is shocked when Alec agrees to let them film at the park upon one condition: that she report to him daily. Sadie’s sister always told her that their parents only adopted her because they felt sorry for the ugly little stray. But Alec looks at Sadie like she’s the most tempting creature in the world. And with his gleaming, musclebound body stripped down to nothing but a hip-hugging kilt and boots, Alec clearly knows a little something about temptation.

My Thoughts:

Maeve Greyson has done it again! This first book in the new Highland Protector Series is not to be missed.

Sadie has grown up as an unwanted, adopted child. She was pretty much ignored by her adoptive parents and hated on sight by her parents only natural child. Her less than petite size has been a sore spot all her life. Although she is not unhappy with her curves, her family was always after her to loose weight.
Now her adoptive parents are dead and her sister holds the purse strings, so Sadie must submit to her cruelty.

Alec is the eldest son of his family that has been brought forward to the twenty first century from ancient Scotland to protect the Heartstone and the sacred weapons that surround it. They have been ensconced in a rural town in North Carolina and now run a thriving theme park based on Highland Life and legends.
Sadie’s sister wants to film there so Sadie has been corresponding by email for weeks with a person she assumes is an assistant on staff at the theme park. It is, however Alec who has been reading these emails and this correspondence with Sadie is the only reason she and her hateful sister have been allowed to speak with him about filming a movie there.
Will this inauspicious beginning lead to the love that Alec hopes for or will Sadie’s older sister be the ruin of an otherwise blooming love?
This, like most Maeve Greyson books I have read has a decidedly comical nature. It does also have a serious side that makes the reader look deeper into what society deems beautiful and acceptable.
I gave this book 5.0 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4.75 of 5.0 flames. Our hero and heroine enjoy some inventive sexual moments and the heat is palpable.
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 which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

 

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Love Bats Last

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The Tavonesi Series Book 1

by Pamela Aares

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A stormy night changes their lives forever…

In USA TODAY Bestselling author Pamela Aares’ LOVE BATS LAST, (The Tavonesi Series, #1), the baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find—he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

While each book in The TAVONESI SERIES can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely enjoy reading all the books in the series:

The Series:

  1. Love Bats Last
  2. Thrown By Love
  3. Fielder’s Choice
  4. Love on the Line
  5. Aim for Love
  6. The Heart of the Game (March 2015 Release)
  7. Love in the Vineyard (September 2015 Release)
  8. A Very Daring Christmas (November 2015 Release)
  9. No Stranger to Love (May 2016 Release)
  10. Until Love Finds You (New Release – September 03, 2017)
  • Books 1-4. Game for Romance, Boxed Set
  • Books 5-7. Boxed Set

 

PRAISE for LOVE BATS LAST

“Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you’ll love The Tavonesi Series!” —EarthLoving Lens

“A new star in the romance world!” —New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander

“My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I’m happy to find another author I love reading as much.” —Julie Martin Wallace

“I didn’t want to put this book down, but did when reality interrupted. The sizzle between Jackie and Alex and the suspense kept me wanting more.” —Julie, GoodReads.com reader

“Triple Crown, Ms. Aares! This story has so many levels that all weave together beautifully. From the moment readers start tuning the pages, there will be no putting this story down until love bats last! — InD’tale Magazine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Pamela-AaresPamela Aares is a USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her contemporary series explores the lives, loves, friendships and sizzling romances of the Tavonesi family in her new romance novel series titled The Tavonesi Series. The first book, Love Bats Last was released in February 2014 and the second in the baseball romance collection, Thrown by Love was released in March. Fielder’s Choice was released in April. Love on the Line and Aim for Love followed by The Heart of the Game, Love in the Vineyard and A Very Daring Christmas. The newest book in the series, No Stranger to Love, is available now at all online stores and in print from Createspace. Until Love Finds You is available for preorder at iBooks and will be released at all online bookstores in September 2017.

Pamela’s first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, the second in the Angels Come to Earth series will release in 2018 as will the celebrated historical romance novel, The Lady and the Patriot.

Pamela’s popularity continues to grow with each new book release, so much so, that the Bay area author has drawn comparisons by some to Nora Roberts which is a great honor as Pamela is a huge fan of the world’s most popular and enduring writer of romance fiction.

Pamela Aares writes romance books that she loves reading, particularly those that entertain, transport and inspire dreams while captivating and tugging at the heart. In her books, she takes readers on a journey with complex characters in both contemporary and historical settings who are thrown together in situations that tempt love, adventure and self-discovery.

Many of the themes in Pamela’s books are inspired from her real life experiences not only as a lover and proponent of improving nature and the habitats of animals but of her strong sense in the transforming power of the universe and what lurks beyond in our imaginations and our souls. Pamela also gets inspiration from her local writing group, The San Francisco Area Romance writers that include Bella Andre, Tina Folsom, Barbara Freethy, Carolyn Jewel and Monica McCarty.

Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films including the PBS documentary, Your Water, Your Life, featuring actress Susan Sarandon as well as NPR radio programs including New Voices, The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination.

Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of Northern California with her husband, a former MLB All-Star and two curious cats. Her love of nature has led to countless adventures including scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west — and of course romance!

Sign up for her New Release Newsletter at the top of the page if you’d like to hear about new books and early reader specials. And if you’re inclined, email her via the contact form — she’d love to hear from you!

Seaside Surprises

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A Sweet Romance

The Hunters Book 1

by Stacy Claflin

Digital List Price: $3.99

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USA Today bestselling author Stacy Claflin brings you the Hunters…
She’s hiding from danger. He’s deeply wounded. Could they be exactly what the other needs?

Tiffany Saunders is on the run. When she winds up stranded in a seaside town, she wants nothing more than to forget her horrific past and kept moving. But a chance meeting with a handsome local changes everything.

Jake Hunter has some deep emotional scars and is trying to cope with running the family business. The last thing he wants is a relationship—until a mysterious brunette walks into his store and complicates it all.

Tiffany prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong—in her rearview mirror. But dark secrets cannot stay hidden forever. Just as the walls around Tiffany’s heart start to come down, the past catches up with her. Will true love be able to conquer all?

Seaside Surprises is the first book in the Seaside Hunters collection, a series of sweet contemporary romances featuring the Hunter brothers set in the beach town of Kittle Falls by USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Claflin. If you like entertaining and heartwarming romances, then you’ll love this entry in a light, romantic series. Budding romance and great chemistry abound with fully-developed characters that you’ll fall for over and over again.

Read Seaside Surprises today to satisfy your craving for clean, sweet contemporary romance!

Check out the new sweet romance box set, Fall into Romance!

Meet all of the Hunters!

SEASIDE HUNTERS – The California Hunters:
Seaside Surprises
Seaside Heartbeats
Seaside Dances
Seaside Kisses
Seaside Christmas

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BAYSIDE HUNTERS – The Oregon Hunters:
Bayside Wishes
Bayside Evenings
Bayside Promises
Bayside Destinies (Coming Soon)
Bayside Dreams (Coming Soon)

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All Or Nothing

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The Coxwells Book 4

by Deborah Cooke

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Some people will do anything for true love — even if they have to fake it.

Jen Maitland had no use for handsome guys with easy charm — until she met Zach. He’s the perfect fake date to end her mother’s matchmaking scheme before it starts. Besides, he’d probably just use her and leave her like her ex-fiancé did. At least that’s what Jen tells herself. The only problem is that Zach isn’t as predictable as he appears…

Zach Coxwell hates commitment, but loves a challenge. Like the pretty bar waitress who turned him down flat for a date — only to invite him to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Zach knows he can make Jen smile — and he’s betting that he can unravel her mysteries — even if he has to do it over candied yams.

A tofu turkey, a sister who threatens to have Zach’s love-child, the untimely appearance of a knitted avocado — and Zach’s discovery of her real motive — combine to turn Thanksgiving dinner into Jen’s worst nightmare. Zach, on the other hand, has the time of his life. And when he makes Jen smile, he finally finds a commitment he’s willing to make…but persuading Jen to believe him will take everything he’s got.

This edition also includes an excerpt from SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE.



The Real Thing

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The Mackenzies Book 1

by Diana Fraser

Digital List Price: $2.99

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After an itinerant and lonely childhood, art restorer Lucia yearns for what other people have—a home, husband and children. There is no way she’s going to get involved with a commitment-phobe again.

Guy takes the concept of a commitment-phobe to a whole new level—but with good reason. He’s been running from his emotions since his wife’s death. But their lives become entwined when Lucia proves his ‘forgery’ is genuine and reveals a mysterious past from which neither can escape…

The Real Thing is the new book 1 in The Mackenzies series.