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Maiden and the Monster

by Michelle M. Pillow

99¢ at Amazon

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Winner of the 2006 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award!
Medieval Historical Romance
Long Novel

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Vladamir of Kessen, Duke of Lakeshire Castle, is feared as a demon in the land of Wessex. The Kings have granted him a title of nobility in exchange for his part as a political prisoner. Discontent, he bides his time in his new home until war will once again rip through the land. But boredom soon turns to devious pleasure as the daughter of his most hated enemy is left for dead at his castle gate. Now the monster bides his time plotting revenge.

Lady Eden of Hawks’ Nest doesn’t know what to think of the man who saved her life, but she can’t wrench her thoughts away. His words are those of a tyrant, true to his vicious reputation, but his touch is that of a man, stirring passion and lust when there should only be fear. It would seem the infamous monster is not as monstrous as he appears.

Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.

Length: Long Novel
Heat Level: Very Sensual

This book contains complementary extended excerpts after the story.



Never Let You Go

(a  m o d e r n   f a i r y t a l e)
(inspired by Hansel & Gretel)

**ONLY $0.99 (an 80% savings!) for a limited time!**

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“Their love scenes are steamy and deliciously intense, and they are tethered to each other in a way that springs off the pages, ensnaring you in their bond.” –RT Book Reviews, 4.5-stars

Regret, betrayal, kidnapping, loss, madness, abuse, passion, love.

In this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel, thirteen-year-old foster children Griselda and Holden escape from their abductor after three years of brutal captivity, and try to cross the Shenandoah River on foot. Tragically, one of them makes it to safety, but the other is left behind.

Ten years later, Griselda’s boyfriend drags her to a fight club grudge match, and her world is turned upside down when she watches Holden step into the ring.

Though the connection between them is fierce, bitter regret, simmering rage, and a tangle of physical and emotional scars lie between them, just as dangerous as the white water of the Shenandoah.

Never Let You Go is a story of fear and hope, defeat and survival, and two people–once profoundly broken–who discover that love is the only thing that can make them whole again.

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This is a standalone novel inspired by Hansel and Gretel. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity, scenes of physical abuse and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (Note: Children are not sexually abused in this book.)

The next standalone a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e novel, Ginger’s Heart, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, will be released in June 2016.

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Never Let You Go is part of the a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e collection, which will include four standalone, unrelated novels based on beloved fairy tales:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available 6.10.16 at Amazon
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – available 6.16.17



Amour: Historical Romance

(Passion and Glory Book 1)

by Samantha Kaye

99¢ at Amazon

“If you believe in true love, you will love this story of Sero and her beloved Nicolas.” ~ Suzi Q 51QtQwssi8L__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

“The love story is up there with Romeo and Juliet.” ~ Kimmy’s Korner

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR, Samantha Kaye, delivers romance and adventure in Book 1 of the Passion and Glory Series–AMOUR.

She steals his heart with a kiss. . .
For Sérolène, Vicomtesse de La Bouhaire, a sheltered life on her uncle’s plantation in St. Domingue, the jewel of the French colonies, is changed forever when she finds a handsome, elusive stranger in her uncle’s library. Verbal sparks fly with the intruder who she finds boorish and purposefully rude. But the Vicomtesse is shocked and embarrassed to discover the man is Nicolas Montferraud, youngest son of the famous Marquis de Blaise and part of the great family that Sérolène’s social-climbing aunt wants to secure for her marriageable daughter, Julienne.

Desperate to not make an enemy of Nicolas and spoil things for the cousin she adores, Sérolène tries to make amends with the chevalier, but a teasing dare ends with her first kiss and a promise of more to come.

But will the burning passion of a forbidden love . . .

Nicolas de Montferraud has it all–wealth, an illustrious family name, and dashing good looks. But as the sparks of passion grow into flames, Sérolène learns that Nicolas has been tainted by unproven rumors of African blood on his mother’s side. Rumors which caused his family to be exiled from court.

Lead to ruin or glory?

When her secret love is discovered by her family, Sérolène is forbidden to ever see Nicolas again. But she is determined that nothing will keep her from being with Nicolas. No sacrifice is too much for her to bear. Not even death.



Chills

by Heather Boyd

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51XfwsJ+B3L__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Jack, Marquess of Ettington, is at his wits end dealing with his twin sister’s distress. Under her name, he’s summoned Constance Grange, his vexing former ward, to London to act as his sister’s companion for the season. Although Pixie’s debt-ridden state comes as a complete surprise, what disturbs him more is his sister’s plan to find her a wealthy husband to pay off her overwhelming debts. And–despite his availability, wealth and title–he’s shocked to be overlooked for the position of Pixie’s husband.

With a nickname like Pixie, Constance Grange should be used to disasters, but debt collectors pounding on the Marquess of Ettington’s door demanding payment is beyond mortifying. Given the precarious state of her finances and the previously unknown loss of her family estate, her choices are either incarceration in debtors’ prison or turning fortune hunter to secure a wealthy husband. Yet the man that comes to her rescue more times than she cares to think about is unavailable, betrothed, and her former guardian Jack–the cold-hearted marquess.

A regency historical romance novel.



Charming the Shrew

(The Legacy of MacLeod Book 1)

by Laurin Wittig

Digital List Price: $3.99

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Returning home to the Scottish Highlands after battling the English, Tayg Munro receives a hero’s welcome—and a shocking ultimatum. In order to take his place as heir to the chiefdom of Culrain, he must choose a wife within the month or have one chosen for him. Angered by his family’s decree, Tayg delays the inevitable by volunteering for a mission for the king that takes him deep into the Highlands. Preoccupied by his marital obligation, the brooding warrior sets out with no hint of the fateful encounter that awaits him…

Catriona MacLeod is known throughout the Highlands as the Shrew of Assynt, thanks to her razor-sharp tongue and her unwillingness to yield to her five brothers. When she’s told that her eldest brother has promised her hand in marriage to a man she has good reason to hate, she flees into the Scottish wilderness, determined to seek the king’s intervention in her plight. When she reluctantly joins forces with a handsome traveler, she cannot anticipate the treacherous plot that will soon embroil them—nor the passion that will ignite between them.


Daring the Highlander

(The Legacy of MacLeod Book 2)

by Laurin Wittig

Digital List Price: $4.99

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The sweeping Scottish saga that began in Laurin Wittig’s novel Charming the Shrew continues in the romantic 51qFiUnx7CL__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_sequel.

After his eldest brother pays the ultimate price for plotting against the king, Ailig MacLeod returns to Castle Assynt with a heavy heart. On the king’s orders, Ailig’s father must forfeit the title of clan chief in favor of his youngest son or the entire clan will be set to fire and sword.

But before Ailig can deliver his message, he encounters the beautiful Morainn MacRailt, a young widow whose solitary life in her cottage down the glen, away from the boisterous castle, garners unwanted attention from men looking for a wife. Ailig is taken by her quiet confidence and the powerful connection he feels between them, but his duty lies at Castle Assynt where a series of crises have arisen in the wake of his brother’s death and his sister’s abrupt departure.

Determined to bring his clan to order, but wary of whom to trust, Ailig makes a fateful decision: he calls on Morainn to serve as chatelaine, offering her the protection of life inside the castle in return for overseeing the stronghold. Clever Morainn quickly becomes one of his most important advisors, and as the trust between them grows, so does an undeniable passion. Together they seek to restore the MacLeod clan’s legacy, rebuild Castle Assynt—and discover a love unlike any they ever imagined.


Alone with Mr. Darcy:

A Pride & Prejudice Variation

by Abigail Reynolds

99¢ at Amazon

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Elizabeth Bennet can’t imagine anything worse than being stranded by a blizzard in a tiny cottage with proud and unpleasant Mr. Darcy. But being trapped there for days – and nights – with an injured and confused Mr. Darcy who keeps saying the oddest things about her is even worse. At least he possesses the useful ability of lighting a fire to keep them from freezing to death. But when he puts his arms around her, she discovers the hearth isn’t the only place he knows how to build a fire. And the little half-frozen kitten he finds in a woodpile isn’t proving to be much of a chaperone.

She doesn’t really believe his promises to marry her if anyone finds out they spent two nights alone together, especially after learning he was betrayed by another woman in the past. When her worst fears are realized and her reputation is in tatters, she isn’t surprised to discover Mr. Darcy has vanished into thin air, leaving her no choice but to find a husband as soon as possible before her whole family is ruined. Any husband will have to do, no matter how much she dislikes him. Even if she can’t stop thinking of Mr. Darcy….

Praise for Alone with Mr. Darcy:

 
5 Regency Stars! “Way back in 2011 when reviewing What Would Mr. Darcy Do? for my blog I wrote, “I would like to hereby bestow the title of ‘Queen of the Austen Retelling’ to Abigail Reynolds.” Although many years have passed since my proclamation, not much has changed. Every time I get to read a new work by Reynolds I’m always so excited to get a slice of her creative energy that makes her works so exciting….I mention it time and time again when reviewing Abigail Reynolds’ works, but I am struck every time by her ability to imagine such intricate recreations based on Jane Austen’s novels.” – Austenprose

Praise for Abigail Reynolds

“If you are unfamiliar with these riveting and romantic variations, they are retellings of Pride and Prejudice that take our beloved hero and heroine down a slightly altered path. Abigail Reynolds, one of my favorite Austenesque authors, is a skilled-story teller, an ardent admirer of Jane Austen, and quite proficient at infusing a lot of emotion, tension, and passion into her stories!” Austenesque Reviews

“If romantics can overlook the subversion, they should enjoy witnessing Elizabeth as an industrious and caring wife, administering to Pemberley’s tenants, learning how to be an equestrian and growing to love that perplexing Darcy.” Publishers Weekly

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