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A RECENT RELEASE REVIEW

Released July 5th, 2016

“Once Upon a Moonlit Night”

A Maiden Lane Novella

by Elizabeth Hoyt

Forever (Grand Central Publishing)

Forever Yours

Romance

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From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes a delightful Maiden Lane novella that begins once upon a moonlit night—and ends wickedly, wonderfully ever after . . .

SYNOPSIS:

Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach’s occupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he’s in for much more than he bargained for . . .

At first Matthew Mortimer doesn’t believe Hippolyta’s story, that she’s a fabulously wealthy heiress who’s been kidnapped. He assumes she’s a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back . . .

MY THOUGHTS:

Once Upon a Moonlit Night is #10.5 in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series. It’s a very quick read and like the only other book I read in this series (Duke of Sin) it is very sexy. The language again is not for the faint of heart as it gets very down and dirty at times.
The characters are well thought out and since we got a brief glimpse of Hippolyta Royle in Duke of Sin it helped this reader with some clarification of exactly what had happened when Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery had kidnapped her. 

I absolutely love the addition of Matthew Mortimer’s pet mongoose, Tommy Teapot. What an adorable addition to the storyline and a scene stealer at times.

I would give this book a 4.5 star rating. The only thing that could have made it better would be to make it a full length novel.

I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author:

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Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, including reader favorite, The Raven Prince. She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper. Born in New Orleans, but raised in the frigid winters of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Elizabeth was fortunate to travel extensively when she was growing up and lived in St. Andrews, Scotland; Oxford England; and Kawasaki, Japan. She went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she not only earned a degree in anthropology but also met Mr. Hoyt. Some years later, after a short pause to birth and raise two children, Elizabeth realized that she really wasn’t qualified to do anything but Make up Stories and started writing.

Elizabeth now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three untrained canines, a garden in constant need of weeding, and, of course, Mr. Hoyt



Enchanting Knights:

Medieval Romances of Legends and Lore

by April Holthaus, Allie Mackay, Ruth Kaufman & Elizabeth Rose

Regular Low Price $0.99 at Amazon

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SOME LIKE IT KILTED by Allie Mackay
Mindy Menlove lives in a castle that was transported stone by stone from Scotland to Pennsylvania. When she must sell the estate, her plans soon unravel. She’s bound for the Hebrides, a place she’d hoped to avoid. Once there, she’s confronted by the castle’s original builder, who happens to be maddeningly irresistible and seven hundred years young.

Bran of Barra was a legendary Highland chieftain. Since his demise he’s enjoyed his ghostly pleasures – until a feisty female from across the Atlantic claims that she’s come to Scotland to restore his ancestral home. It’s a task she hasn’t accepted willingly, and if the roguish Bran doesn’t change Mindy’s mind about his bonnie homeland – and him – neither of them will ever find any peace. But unexpected passion can be the most powerful…

MY ONCE AND FUTURE LOVE by Ruth Kaufman
Annora of Amberton flees her castle to seek proof that she’s not a lunatic as her uncle declared when claiming wardship over her and her lands.

Morgan ap Myrddin must rescue his father, Merlin, from imprisonment. But enemies have wounded him, draining his powers.

He stumbles upon her cottage and enlists her aid. As he helps her in return, undeniable desire sparks. But he won’t succumb to the lure of a mortal woman as his father did. She’s wary of caring for a man who refuses to discuss his past. When he finally tells her he’s a Knight of the Round Table, she fears he’s the lunatic as danger, secrets and destiny thwart the power of love.

LEGEND OF THE FAE by April Holthaus
The Legend begins…
After returning home from battle against a neighboring clan, Laird Galen Graham stumbles upon an injured woman in desperate need of care and protection. Discovering the lass cannot speak, wanting to return her to her family becomes a difficult task. While trying to solve the mystery behind who she is, Galen finds himself falling in love with a lass he knows nothing about.

While heading on a quest to ensure her people’s victory against their enemy, Ella is led to the heart of the Highlands where she soon discovers the truth about her past that would change her life forever.

THE DRAGON AND THE DREAMWALKER by Elizabeth Rose
Drake of Dunsbard saves Brynn from being sacrificed to Dracus, the dragon of Lornoon. He is shocked to see the dragon’s fire has not harmed her, and realizes she must be the Lady of Fire that the villagers fear and call a witch.

Brynn has faerie blood running through her veins, and while fire cannot harm her and gives her power, water weakens her and can destroy her. She is thrilled to have been saved by a heroic knight, until she awakes and realizes he has brought her to her late father’s castle. She knows at once her savior is none other than the infamous Dragon’s Son. The feared man of all, and also the man who stormed her father’s castle and claimed it as his own. And while their relationship on the physical plane is rocky, Brynn has the ability to dreamwalk, leave her body in her sleep, and their relationship on the etheric plane is much different indeed.

Can two feared people work together to destroy the dragon, or will they be stopped by their haunting pasts as they realize they really fear themselves?



MASQUERADE WITH A MARQUESS

A Regency Romp

by Cerise DeLand

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Sophia di Contini risks her life to sail to England alone and slip into the homes of those she suspects stole priceless treasures from her family during the wars. Discovered by Victor Cameron, she agrees to search for her art his way even though she’ll live in his house, yearn for his touch, pine for his kisses….
Five years ago, Victor had to give up Sophia. Now he vows to keep her near him and to protect her from men who would destroy her. He’ll help her find her precious art even if he risks the chance she’ll steal his heart away…again.

 

 



Lost in Temptation

(Regency Chase Family Series, Book 1)

by Lauren Royal

Digital List Price: $4.99

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A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!


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The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she’s loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won’t propose. She decides that if he does, she’ll quite improperly turn him down–that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.

The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he’s now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England–a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra’s own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away…

PLEASE NOTE: This 2012 edition is a significantly revised version of the 2005 novel released by Penguin Putnam under the same title. Some old reviews may not be relevant to the current book.

BOOK DETAILS

• Humorous historical romance
• Book One of Lauren Royal’s beloved Regency Chase Family Series
• Special Author’s Cut Edition
• A full-length novel of 103,500 words (about 415 printed book pages)
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Penguin Putnam (Signet Books)

This Author’s Cut Edition e-book has been completely revised from the original and includes Bonus Material: an Author’s Note, a preview of Lauren’s next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry featured in one of Lauren’s books.

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks!
• Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers’ Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards!

CONNECTING BOOKS

While LOST IN TEMPTATION can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series
1666 – AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 – EMERALD (Jason & Caithren) 
1667 – FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 – AMBER (Trick & Kendra)
1673 – VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 – LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 – ROSE (Kit & Rose)

Regency Chase Family Series
1815 – LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 – TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 – THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET ONE: THE JEWELS
CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET TWO: THE FLOWERS
REGENCY CHASE FAMILY BOXED SET

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