MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The League of Rogues Book 4
by Lauren Smith
Release Date: Oct 17, 2016
Digital Edition $3.99
A LORD WITH LEGENDARY CONTROL…
Merciless and powerful, Ashton Lennox is a wealthy man because he puts business before everything else, especially love. As a member of the infamous League of Rogues, he’s no stranger to scandal. His bedroom conquests are as legendary as his fortune. As he searches for a way to bring down an old enemy bent on destroying the lives of his friends, the last thing he needs is a Scottish widow getting in his way.
A FIERY WOMAN WHO WON’T BACK DOWN…
The daughter of a Scottish lord with a dark and treacherous past, Rosalind Melbourne has spent years distancing from her past. After escaping her tyrannical father and marrying an aging English lord, she has become a powerful widow with a business empire at her command. Her business dealings are everything to her, leaving her no time for love. Especially not with her business rival Ashton, a man with a scandalous reputation as striking as his blue eyes.
A GAME OF WITS TURNS TO A GAME OF SEDUCTION…
Ashton is fascinated by the strong-willed, intelligent and sensual lady who, up until now, had outsmarted him at every turn. Rosalind wishes she could deny she is falling for the brooding, handsome baron. How can she possibly trust him when doing so could cost her what she values most—her freedom? When Ashton discovers Rosalind might hold the key to saving the League of Rogues, he knows he will do anything to woo his wicked lass. As their pasts return to haunt them and dark forces rise to keep them from exposing a deadly spymaster, their game of love turns to a game of survival…
Warning: This book includes a brooding baron who’s wild in bed, a crafty Scottish lass who never knows when to quit, a wicked game of strip chess, and a merry band of rogues whose first instinct is to run they hear wedding bells ring.
This is the fourth book in this wonderfully written series. The creativity never ceases to amaze me in each and every new addition to The League of Rogues .
Just begin to imagine two smart, strong, independent characters who have never trusted others and certainly not each other. Lauren Smith throws these two together in Wicked Rivals, the latest in this series. Mistrust is no match for their desire for one another. We go on a roller coaster ride wondering if they’ll kiss or throttle each other. This makes seeing their romance develop all the more exciting.
The characters are well developed and the storyline is very imaginative. I, for one found this book to be a delightful mixture of angst and romance.
In this reader’s opinion the whole series is not to be missed. There is not very much that could have made this book better so I will not spoil things by elabralating on minute details.
Although this is book #4 in the series it can be read as a standalone. Reading the series in order is a plus but not necessary.
I gave this book a 4.5 star rating with a 5 for heat.
I received a Digital ARC of this book at no cost from the author. This in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night for Grand Central Publishing, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. To connect with Lauren, visit her at www.laurensmithbooks.com or twitter at @LSmithAuthor.
The Gilded Chain (2015) – Erotic Romance
Greater Detroit Romance Writers Bookseller’s Best- Finalist
The Gilded Cage (2015) – Erotic Romance
New England Reader’s Choice Awards – First Place Tie with The Gilded Cuff
Greater Detroit Romance Writers Bookseller’s Best- Finalist
The Gilded Cuff (2015) – Erotic Romance
New England Reader’s Choice Awards – First Place Tie with The Gilded Cage
2016 BDSM Writer’s Con’s Golden Flogger Best Book Nominee
Wicked Designs (2014) – Historical Romance
2014 1st Place in OKRWA’s International Digital Awards
2014 3rd place in New England Reader’s Choice Awards
2014 1st place in the NTRWA Carolyn Readers Choice Awards
2014 Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill Finalist
2014 3rd Place BTSeMag Red Carpet Awards
The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall (2014) – Paranormal Romance (Modern Gothic Romance)
2014 1st Place in New England Reader’s Choice Awards
2014 Finalist in the GDRWA’s Bookseller’s Best Awards
2005 Holland & Knight Holocaust Remembrance Essay Contest- Grand Prize Winner
2011 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award- Semi-finalist
The Amulet of Osiris- YA Paranormal Romance
2010 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Contest- Quarterfinalist (ranking top 250 out of 5000)
Wicked Designs akaThe League of Rogues: Godric- Regency Romance
2012 NTRWA Great Expectations Contest-1st Place
2012 OKRWA Donnell Epperson Soon-to-be-Published Contest- Third Place
2012 CTRWA Write Stuff Contest – 3rd place
2012 Yellow Rose Romance Writers 2012 Winter Rose Contest- 3rd place
2012 Toronto Romance Writers 2012 Catherine Contest- 1st Place
2012 Space Coast Romance Writers 2012 Launching a Star Contest 3rd place
2013 OKRWA Donnell Epperson Soon-to-be-Published Contest- 2nd Place.
The Gilded Cuff- Contemporary Romantic Suspense
2012 Florida Romance Writers 2012 Golden Palm Contest- 1st Place
2012 Gotcha! Contest- Third Place
2013 Hot Prospects Contest – 1st Place
2013 Launching a Star Contest- Finalist
The Duelist’s Seduction- Regency Romance
2013 Celtic Romance Golden Claddagh Contest- 2nd Place
The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall- Modern Gothic
2012 Celtic Romance Writers Novellas Need Love Too Contest- 2nd Place
2013 Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write- Top 50 Finalist
A Madcap Regency Romance
The Fairweather Sisters Book 1
by Anya Wylde
Digital List Price: $0.99
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Leaving behind the rural charms of Finnshire, Miss Penelope Fairweather arrives in London with hope in her heart and a dream in her eye. The dowager, no less, has invited her for a season in London, where she will attempt to catch a husband.
Thus begins our heroine’s tale as she attempts to tackle the London season with all her rustic finesse. Unfortunately her rustic finesse turns out to be as delicate as a fat bear trying to rip apart a honeycomb infested with buzzing bees.
What follows is a series of misadventures, love affairs, moonlit balls, fancy clothes, fake moustaches, highwaymen, sneering beauties, pickpockets, and the wrath of a devilishly handsome duke.
Sebastian’s Lady Spy
Secrets & Seduction Book 5
by Sharon Cullen
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Seduction abounds in USA Today bestselling author Sharon Cullen’s steamy historical romance! For the Crown’s top agents, love is a hazard best avoided—until an unforgettable affair exposes their undercover hearts.
Sebastian Addison has a powerful secret. To society he is the Earl of Claybrook, the patriarch who raised his siblings after the death of their parents. But to the king, Sebastian is Britain’s top spy—a position that has taken an emotional toll on him. Contessa Gabrielle Marciano has also been living a lie, her title a cover devised by the Office of Intelligence. The femme fatale was plucked from a life of crime and prostitution and trained to restrain her passionate nature. Until she meets the earl.
For three deeply sensual days and nights, Sebastian and Gabrielle drop their masks, indulging in pleasures that seem too good to be true. Then the lovers go their separate ways. Seven months later they reunite when inside sources report that an English aristocrat has been aiding France in a plot to topple the Crown. Their objective: to find the turncoat. Their greatest challenge: to keep their wild, wounded hearts from derailing a mission of life and death.
Praise for Sebastian’s Lady Spy
“I love Sebastian’s Lady Spy by Sharon Cullen. This Regency romance has it all—danger, blackmail, passion, love, and characters that draw you in and leave you wanting more.”—Fresh Fiction
“Sharon Cullen will sweep you away! A sexy, spine-tingling ride, Sebastian’s Lady Spy is the perfect blend of historical romance and suspense.”—Jess Michaels, author of The Scoundrel’s Lover
“Sebastian’s Lady Spy is a lively, action-packed novel filled with intelligent characters, witty repartee, and a passionate romance. I devoured this book and was left breathless, wanting more, more, more!”—Shana Galen, author of Earls Just Want to Have Fun
“Sharon Cullen spins a fast-paced tale full of sizzling attraction and high stakes that will keep the reader turning pages.”—Ashlyn Macnamara, author of What a Lady Requires
“Engaging characters and an intriguing plot make Sebastian’s Lady Spy a must read!”—Lynne Connolly, author of Temptation Has Green Eyes
“Exhilarating . . . Sebastian’s Lady Spy is a thrilling romance that has plenty of adventure, poignant romance, a dangerous villain and a compelling voice that enthralls its readers and leaves you aching for more from this author.”—Addicted to Romance
“There was an incredible ending where I thought everyone was going get snuffed, but whew—thank goodness I was reading a romance. A great happily ever after to wrap it all up.”—Bitten by Romance
“I really do enjoy Sharon Cullen’s ability to tell a story that is connected by some common threads, but each book stands alone nicely.”—I Am, Indeed
“A wonderful historical romance . . . Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.”—Imagine a World
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
O’er The River Liffey
Power of the Matchmaker
by Heidi Ashworth
Digital List Price: $4.99
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**Part of the Power of the Matchmaker series, this is a stand-alone novel and need not be read in conjunction with any other book.**
Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.
“A difficult thing for a modern author to achieve, this title maintains an Austen-esque style with a decided Irish flair the entire way through. . .Their journey–together, apart, and together again–is tightly and beautifully woven with mirroring legends and myths, a superb tale.” Julie York, InD’tale Magazine
About the Author:
Heidi Ashworth, best-selling, award-winning author of traditional regency romance, lives in the San Francisco bay area, but she lost her heart across the pond when she was very young. She read her first regency romance when she was four years old (just a few words, but it was enough). The first one she wrote took place in Paris circa 1974 but such gaffes are mere trifles when you are only ten. Since then she has sharpened her skills and garnered a few accolades; Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind hit the number one spot on several of Amazon’s regency romance lists in both the U.S. and England, while its sequel earned a finalist position in the Whitney Awards (both are available via Montlake Romance) while her anthology, The Lord Who Sneered and Other Tales, was a finalist in the 2014 Rone Awards. Her novella, It Happened Twelfth Night, is one of six short stories in the first volume of the award-winning, best-selling series, A Timeless Romance Anthology, via Mirror Press, and the third book in her Miss Delacourt series, Lord Haversham Takes Command, was re-released in a box set entitled “Every Hope: A Triple Treat Romance”, in December 2014, also via Mirror Press. Her latest in the Miss Delacourt series, Miss Armistead Makes Her Choice, garnered a 4.5 star Crowned Heart review from InD’tale Magazine and is currently a 2015 RONE Award finalist. Coming December 2015, A Midwinter Ball from the Timeless Regency Collection by Mirror Press.
A New release from Callie Hutton
Seducing the Marquess
by Callie Hutton
Release Date: October 17th, 2016
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Also Available in Paperback For $14.99
Richard, Marquess of Devon is satisfied with his ton marriage. His wife of five months, Lady Eugenia Devon, thought she was, too, until she found the book. Their marriage is one of respect and affection, with no messy entanglements such as love. Devon’s upbringing impressed upon him that gentlemen slake their baser needs on a mistress, not their gently bred wives. However, once married, he was no longer comfortable bedding a woman other Eugenia. When she stumbles onto a naughty book, she begins a campaign to change the rules.
Lady Eugenia wants her very proper husband to fall in love with her. But her much changed and undeniably wicked behavior might inadvertently drive her confused husband to ponder the unthinkable—his perfect Lady has taken a lover. But the only man Eugenia only wants is her husband. The book can bring sizzling desire to the marriage or it might cause an explosion.
♥♥♥ Look For My Review of this title coming soon! ♥♥♥