MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
A Very Wicked Christmas Anthology
Six Steamy Historical Romances
by Heather Boyd, Barbara Monajem, Nicola Davidson,
Wendy Vella, Donna Cummings, Beverley Oakley
Pub Date 18 Oct 2016
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Six of today’s most popular regency romance authors come together to deliver a holiday anthology full of passion, promise, and scandalous dalliance.
In Heather Boyd’s The Christmas Affair, a lonely shopkeeper offers shelter to a beautiful, not so innocent miss to overcome the bitter memories of Christmases past, but could such a wicked connection ever lead to a happily-ever-after?
A dashing spy with marriage on his mind seeks to rekindle the spark by any means possible with the woman who claimed his heart in Love at First Dance by Barbara Monajem.
A scandalous widow rescues the man of her dreams – but his secrets could destroy their love in Nicola Davidson’s Joy to the Earl.
A masquerade ball was no place to be reckless with your innocence, and yet one scorching look at the masked highwayman urges Miss Partridge to do just that in Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella.
In Lord Misrule by Donna Cummings, a young widow chooses a handsome rogue to be her first lover, but his regrets from a past Christmas may end their affair before it even commences.
A blue-stocking becomes a courtesan to escape a murderer in The Glittering Prize, an intrigue-filled romance by Beverley Oakley about finding love where it’s least expected.
This is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works.
I liked all of the stories in this collection to some extent but found some to be much more engaging than others.
The Christmas Affair by Heather Boyd, Love at First Dance by Barbara Monajem and Joy to the Earl by Nicola Davidson all were well written but had some language included that I personally find distasteful.
Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella and Lord Misrule by Donna Cummings are both indeed very wicked and include a lot of sexual byplay. The Glittering Prize by Beverley Oakley is a very intrigue-filled romance topped off with murder and mayhem with a minimum of sex scenes.This last story in my opinion deserves a 4.75 star rating. It is both an intriguing and a hard to put down story.
I gave the overall collection a 4 star rating.
There is maybe too much heat to my liking in some but overall a very readable collection.
I received a complimentary digital ARC to read of this book from the publishers through Netgalley. This did not in any way affect my opinion of this title.
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Word of Honor
Knights of Honor Series Book 1
by Alexa Aston
Note: This book has been previously published under the pen name Lauren Linwood.
Releases Oct. 25, 2016
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Become swept away in Alexa Aston’s new Knights of Honor, a medieval series set in the time of Edward III’s reign in England. At its heart are Geoffrey and Merryn, who will find lasting love in Word of Honor. This pair plays a part in each book of the series—sometimes small, sometimes large—as new couples come together to find passion and true love. Each romance focuses on honor and the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
1351 A.D. –
Betrothed from a young age, Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort are that rare couple—a love match. They spend five long years apart when Geoffrey leaves England to fight against the French. Geoffrey returns after the English victory at Poitiers, and he and Merryn wed. They spend one blissful night consummating their love, looking forward to a promising future together.
Yet Geoffrey vanishes the next day. Merryn is left lonely and confused as she clings to the hope that one day her husband will come back to her. Geoffrey finally returns almost seven years later. This new Geoffrey is a stranger to Merryn. He refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away from the woman he loved.
Will her husband’s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Geoffrey and Merryn recapture the love they once shared?
Join Geoffrey and Merryn as they fight for the love both have held in their hearts despite their years apart.
Stars in Your Eyes
(de Piaget Family)
by Lynn Kurland
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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland presents a sweeping romance in which true love can go beyond time…
Imogen Maxwell is on a hunt for rare, antique items to use on a period movie set. The last thing she expects to discover in the peaceful Scottish countryside is a pristine medieval sword…or to suddenly find herself facing its very vintage owner in a far too authentic castle.
Phillip de Piaget has run out of patience with his recalcitrant Scottish betrothed and is determined that she will join him, once and for all, in front of the altar. Only the lass he captures fleeing his would-be keep seems more interested in running away from him than talking to him. In fact, she seems to have no idea who he is.
But taming his reluctant bride is the least of his worries; it seems someone else wants him at the chapel…in a stone box. As for Imogen, how can he let her go, when she holds the key to not only the castle, but his heart?
Lynn Kurland is a best-selling American author of historical, time travel, and fantasy romance novels. The characters in most of her books all belong to one of three extended families (Macleod, McKinnon, de Piaget) and her love scenes are not as explicit as many other popular romances.
Lynn began her writing career at the tender age of five with a series of illustrated novellas entitled Clinton’s Troubles in which the compelling hero found himself in all sorts of . . . well, trouble. She was living in Hawaii at the time and the scope for her imagination (poisoned fish, tropical cliffs, large spiders) was great and poor Clinton bore the brunt of it. After returning to the mainland, her writing gave way to training in classical music and Clinton, who had been felled with arrows, eaten by fish and sent tumbling off cars, was put aside for operatic heroes in tights.
Somehow during high school, in between bouts of Verdi and Rossini, she managed to find time to submerge herself in equal parts Tolkien, Barbara Cartland and Mad Magazine. During college, a chance encounter with a large library stack of romances left her hooked, gave her the courage to put pen to paper herself, and finally satisfied that need for a little bit of fantasy with a whole lot of romance!
The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane
Kasey Michaels Alphabet Regency Romance Book 2
by Kasey Michaels
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A Kasey Michaels Alphabet Regency Romance
Tansy, left penniless by her late father, has been putting herself outas a governess to other people’s brats for two years when she is somehow caught up in playing chaperone to a distant cousin, the sister of aduke, no less. Ashley Benedict, Duke of Avonall, is a man beleaguered.His grandmother is a terror, his sister a lovely but none-too-brightchit, his valet a superstitious twit, and his aunt Lucinda is … well,odd. Now, Ashley has a new problem … how to keep himself from fallingfor Tansy Tamerlane.
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A Regency Novella Duo
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Miss Noddenly is in love, but her father has decreed that his daughters marry in the order of their birth. Unless Miss Noddenly wishes to be a spinster into her declining years, some whirlwind matchmaking for several of her sisters is the only answer.
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In this novella, author Kasey Michaels takes the kindly, scatterbrained witch’s name from The Monkees’ song, Auntie Grizelda. What follows is a light-hearted Regency romance, the sort that will put a smile on your face as you and Aunt Grizelda conjure up a happily-ever-after for two unsuspecting characters.
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