PRE-RELEASE REVIEW of
by Chloe Flowers
Flowers & Fullerton
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members’ Titles
Romance, Literary Fiction
Pub Date: 15th, Sept. 2016
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A beautiful pirate, a vengeful sea captain and a secret treasure…will love save them or destroy them?
Reluctant pirate Stevie Savauge is on a quest with her family to find a secret treasure hidden by her great-great-grandparents: two notorious pirates, Anne Bonny and Calico Jack Rackham. When her eight-year-old twin siblings are kidnapped and the ransom demand is a merchant ship called the Seeker, Stevie must find the courage to conquer her fears and fight for those she loves, including her handsome hostage.
Captain Conal O’Brien is ready to fight for control of his ship until he discovers the pirates commandeering it work for his sworn enemy. What better way to locate the pirate’s secret stronghold than to sail right into it? It’s not long before he realizes these brigands aren’t who they seem to be, and if he’s not careful, he’s going to lose his heart as well as his ship to the woman determined to destroy both.
I read this title in just over one day as it was the holiday weekend. I had not previously read anything by this author and was impressed enough that I will look for other titles by her.
The characters were engaging (especially the eight year old twins) and the storyline well developed. I will keep this author on my list for future offerings.
I would give this book a 3.75 star rating.
I received a digital ARC of this book from the publisher and author in exchange for an honest review.
About The Author:
A Parrothead at heart, Chloe’s love for pirates began with Peter Pan and continued with Pirates of the Caribbean and ghost stories about pirates from the Outer Banks. She listens to Celtic music while she writes. When life gets too serious, she reads Calvin and Hobbes comics. She lives in Ohio with her tall, dark and handsome husband, three children and two rambunctious dogs, Indiana and Luke, who are named after her two favorite action heroes.
Descended from a family of cooks and gourmet chefs, Chloe is a true foodie and along with working for fortune 500 companies in marketing and teaching MBA students strategic marketing, she also ran a gourmet cookie company. Cooking for a crowd runs in the blood, so her fridge is always full. She deals with stress by baking pies (just ask her college roommates what it was like for them around exam time).
Her idea of a perfect day? Sailing on the Caribbean with her family, sun in her face and wind at her back, and finishing the day in the kitchen making a fab gourmet meal and sipping a glass of wine.
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READERS who like action and adventure mixed with historical romance, pirates, sailing ships, sea adventures, independent heroines who fall for dark, brave heroes, will enjoy the Pirates & Petticoats series about spunky heroines and the scoundrels who love them.
Sept. 6th, 2016
Wake Me With a Kiss
A Fairy Tale Retelling
Regency Fairy Twists Book 1
by Samantha Holt
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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…well, Scotland…Rose lived tucked away from the world with her aunt. Orphaned as a baby and adopted by her aunt, she’s used to her eccentric ways–including her overprotectiveness. But Rose wants more from life. However, she never quite expected for Laird Hamish McTavish–complete with kilt–to change things. The brash, and admittedly braw, man is hardly like the charming men Rose has been dreaming of.
Kissing in the Dark
Grayson Brothers Book 4
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A woman in danger with a hidden past. To protect her, he must risk everything…his badge…his heart.
Desperate circumstances set Faith Wilkins on the run and straight into Sheriff Duke Grayson’s protective arms. But when he discovers that his beautiful new bride lied about her identity and is hiding from a man with the power to destroy their family, will their passion be enough? Can he forgive Faith and put everything on the line—his badge, his family, his heart—to save their marriage and protect her?
A delicious read from a New York Times bestselling author: Sheriff Duke Grayson takes widow Faith Wilkins as his bride — but will the truth about her past destroy their blossoming love?
Fall in love with sexy sheriff Duke Grayson in KISSING IN THE DARK, the fourth book in the New York Times & USA Today bestselling Grayson Brothers series by Wendy Lindstrom.
“Superb. Grayson gold.” ~Harriet Klausner
“Wonderful series… engrossing and really enjoyable.” ~pjraccoon
“An excellent book and series… compelling enough to bring me back to Amazon again and again.” ~Lorna Allison
“Beautifully written. Amazing characters. Heart warming story… I found myself tearing up over the passionate dialog.” ~megga reader
Want to read more about the swoon-worthy Grayson brothers? Check out the rest of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Grayson Brothers series:
Book One: Meet Radford Grayson and the Grayson family in RITA Award-winning SHADES OF HONOR. The one woman he can’t have is the only woman he wants.
Book Two: Continue the series with Kyle Grayson in THE LONGING—a Romantic Times 4 1/2 star Top Pick! A marriage of convenience…and intoxicating desire. To save their marriage he must show her every shade of love.
Book Three: Boyd Grayson makes the most of his playboy charm in LIPS THAT TOUCH MINE. A charming rogue…an abused woman. She greeted him with her gun—will he disarm her with his love?
Book Four: Meet sexy sheriff Duke Grayson in KISSING IN THE DARK. A woman in danger with a hidden past. To protect her, he must risk everything—his badge…his heart.
Book Five: SLEIGH OF HOPE (A Grayson Brothers Christmas) is a heartwarming novella about Adam Grayson. A boy learns about love, the spirit of giving, and what it means to become a man of integrity. (Prequel to LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN)
Book Six: LEAVE IT FOR THE RAIN, Adam and Rebecca’s adult love story. A Love She Couldn’t Remember—A Woman He Couldn’t Forget. Can he help his fiancée heal and win her love all over again?
Book Seven: WHEN I FALL IN LOVE, The prequel to the Grayson Brothers series. A Mail Order Bride He Doesn’t Want — A Woman He Can’t Resist. Will the captivating and spirited Nancy Mitchell reawaken Hal Grayson’s grieving heart?
Book Eight: THE PROMISE IN YOUR EYES—A Heartbroken Widow Vows She Will Never Love Again — A Reclusive Millionaire Plans To Prove Her Wrong. Can she let go of her past and embrace the man who offers her a second chance at love?
This Victorian historical romance series is filled with emotional romance about brides and grooms, a love triangle, a marriage of convenience, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, women in danger, tortured heroes, love and laughter, books that make you cry, and so much more. These popular romance novels (romance top sellers) make up a best selling family saga romance series about heartfelt romance and second chances. One of the best historical romance novels is SHADES OF HONOR, book one of this Victorian romance kindle books series, and it’s a free romance (find it in free romance books for kindle, romance collections, and top romance kindle books). If you’re looking for steamy romance books for kindle, read the New York Times bestselling Grayson Brothers series by RITA award-winning and NYT bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom. Prefer a SWEET or CLEAN read? Try the Second Chance Brides series (the SWEET editions of the Grayson Brothers series).
About The Author:
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom (creator of the “original” Grayson Brothers series) is known for the riveting emotional power of her work. Romantic Times has dubbed her “one of romance’s finest writers,” and readers rave about her enthralling characters and the “awesome underlying emotional power” of her work. Her beloved bestselling Grayson Brothers series that begins with RITA award-winning Shades of Honor is available in ebook and paperback editions as well as in audiobook.
Masterfully crafted for audiobook format, her Grayson Brothers series captivates listeners and is fast becoming an Audible 5-star favorite.
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Greetings and thank you for visiting my Author’s Page at Amazon. I want to personally invite you to connect with me here and also on my website where we have a great time chatting about…well, everything. We have fun parties and contests in my Grayson Parlor (www.wendylindstrom.com/grayson-parlor), so be sure to visit. I also keep my blog at my website, so stop by to see what I’m blogging about (tiny homes, landscaping my watergarden, great books, and other fun topics). While you’re visiting, please sign up for my New Book Alert to be privy to some great deals on books and exclusive contests and to receive notice when I have a new book out. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorWendyLindstrom.
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The Mysterious Governess
Daughters of Sin Book 3
by Beverley Oakley
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Two beautiful sisters – one illegitimate, the other nobly born – compete for love amidst the scandal and intrigue of a Regency London Season.
Lissa Hazlett lives life in the shadows. The beautiful, illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington earns her living as an overworked governess while her vain and spoiled half sister, Araminta, enjoys London’s social whirl as its most feted debutante.
When Lissa’s rare talent as a portraitist brings her unexpectedly into the bosom of society – and into the midst of a scandal involving Araminta and suspected English traitor Lord Debenham – she finds an unlikely ally: charming and besotted Ralph Tunley, Lord Debenham’s underpaid, enterprising secretary. Ralph can’t afford to leave the employ of the villainous viscount much less keep a wife but he can help Lissa cleverly navigate a perilous web of lies that will ensure everyone gets what they deserve.
THE MYSTERIOUS GOVERNESS is Book 3 in the Daughters of Sin series but can be read as a stand-alone as it features the sibling rivalry between Viscount Partington’s two nobly-born and three illegitimate daughters from a completely different perspective.
Book 1: Her Gilded Prison
Book 2: Dangerous Gentlemen
Book 3: The Mysterious Governess
Book 4: Beyond Rubies
Heat rating: sensual.
The Daughters of Sin series has been described as a Regency-set ‘Dynasty’.
What readers are saying:
“The storyline is uniquely designed, and cleverly executed. Spies, traitors, deception, betrayal, mystery, suspense and romance, bring together an intriguing Regency Romance, with many twists and turns, and an abundance of adventure”~Amazon customer.
“Magnificent and mesmerising.” ~Amazon customer.
About The Author:
Beverley Oakley writes intrigue-filled, cloak-and-dagger historical romances and sagas featuring courtesans and debutantes navigating an often perilous social system.
Expect complex family dynamics with plenty of villains and anti-heroines, lashings of mystery, espionage and sizzling passion. And if a character doesn’t get what they deserve at the end of the book, they will by the end of the series.
You can read more about Beverley’s adventure-filled life featuring the handsome Norwegian pilot
she acquired while managing a safari lodge in Botswana’s beautiful Okavango Delta, their two beautiful daughters, and the rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback who share her quirky “Hogwarts-style” home opposite an historic insane asylum near Melbourne. Just visit www.beverleyoakley.com.