Thirsty For Romance Thursday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews




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MY NEWLY RELEASED REVIEW of

The Duke’s Ever Burning Passion

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Fire and Smoke Book #2

CLEAN Historical Romance

by Charlotte Stone

Release Date: Oct 25, 2016

Currently $0.99 to buy at Amazon

FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Publisher’s Description:

This is a clean, historical regency romance story.

The Duke of Sermont, Shep, has spent every summer since childhood at Pritchford Place… with his best friend’s sister. Lady Julia Frederickson.

As they grew, their relationship grew into something else…

Love.

Writing letters back and forth to one another and making plans has been a part of them…
That is … until Shep did something that broke her heart – he married someone else.

Since then…
She has spent her life wearing a mask.
She vows to never let anyone know how much Shep meant to her.

When Shep is widowed and comes to stay at Pritchford Place, just like old times, they antagonize one another as usual.
Is it because they hate one another? Or… because they cannot stay away from one another?

Who cares if he thinks she is the Ice Queen- cold, cruel and unfeeling?
Julia knows who she is really is, even if Shep continually misunderstands her.

“A man who loves me? A man whom I love? A family? It is all I have ever really wanted,” she said.
“I never knew that about you,” he whispered as he turned to look out the window.
“I am beginning to think you did not know me at all.”

But is it too late for Shep to realize he made a terrible mistake all those years ago?
Can Julia forgive Shep for breaking her heart?

What about another suitor who will get in his way?

My Thoughts:

This is a very well written clean regency romance. Our hero and heroine have known each other since childhood. Shep is Julia’s brother Ben’s best friend and like all adolescent boys he along with her brother teases Julia unmercifully. Over the years he has written letters to her, many expressing apology for his typical adolescent behaviour.
Julia has been in love with him forever, even through the time when he married someone else. Although it was her wish to forget him she simply couldn’t.
Now that he is widowed will they get their second chance at love?
Read this amazing clean historical for yourself to answer that and other questions about this long standing love.

This is an amazingly good book considering the lack of sexual byplay. The author has woven a very believable story. You are never sure what will happen next and that in itself keeps you interested.

I would give this book a 4.5 starfour-half-stars-for-brent-weeks rating for storyline and characterization.
There is no heat rating for this sweet, clean romance novel.
Thank you to the author for providing me with and allowing me the privilege of reading and reviewing this title.


ALSO by CHARLOTTE STONE

The Earl’s Unforgettable Flame

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CLEAN Historical Romance

Fire and Smoke Book #1

by Charlotte Stone

Release Date: Aug 29, 2016

Just $0.99 at Amazon 

FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Can true love truly heal all wounds?

Benjamin Frederickson, the future Earl of Wembley, can’t forget that night… The night that changed him…
More importantly, he can’t forget that brave little girl who was scarred from the horrible fire. 

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 Catherine Watson.

The night young Benjamin Frederickson met the victim of a house fire, he has remembered it all of his life… Her spirit has lingered in his memory for years.
Even through his days of rebelling against his father, The Earl of Wembley, as he drinks, gambles, and womanizes.

But when he meets the beautiful Catherine Watson again, still scarred from that fire so many years later, he is enchanted.
But can a woman so remarkable remember a boy she met briefly years ago? 

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Catherine, however, is less than impressed!

Considering herself disfigured and resigned to the idea that she will never marry, she sees his advances as a cruel joke at her expense.How can any man view her with anything but disgust, especially the dashing future Earl of Wembley?“I cannot believe that you genuinely want to spend time in the presence of this.” She pointed to her own scarred neck and her covered arm.
“Then your belief in me is sorely lacking,” he sulked angrily.”As is your opinion of your own self.”

It won’t be easy for Lord Benjamin to convince Catherine of his love.
Is he up to the task?

“I wish it were different. I wish you could court me as if I were normal.”  

~
 Will Catherine let the past dictate her future?
Will Benjamin give up and let her go?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

In a near cynical world which we are currently living in, Charlotte finds comfort in the readings of Regency Romance writings, one of her favourite would be Laura Kinsale’s Flowers from the storm where the female character loves and saves the male lead character who is a stroke victim. It was such writings which inspired her to be an author herself.

In Charlotte’s writings, the characters are able to see beyond the imperfections of each other and to accept and love one another, just the way one is.

Isn’t this true of our inner self?
To be able to find someone who is able to see the beauty in us, in spite of all imperfections we might have.
Isn’t this true of what love really should be?
Ever accepting, ever loving, ever seeking.

May you find love and acceptance in Charlotte’s writings.  

Find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charlottestonebooks/



Sleeping Beau

Fiery Tales Book 4

by Lila DiPasqua

Just 99 cents for a limited time at:

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51ze5mati-lInspired by the tale of Sleeping Beauty–an erotically charged historical romance novella from the acclaimed Fiery Tales series. One sleeping rake, one scorching kiss, one night of unforgettable passion…

Five years ago, the notorious rake, Adrien d’Aspe, Marquis de Beaulain, was awakened by a sensuous kiss-and experienced a night of raw ecstasy that was branded into his memory.

Years later, he spots his mysterious seductress-and this time, he has no intention of letting her go…

**NOTE: Originally published in the AWAKENED BY A KISS anthology.


Bewitching in Boots

Fiery Tales Book 6

by Lila DiPasqua

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Inspired by the tale of Puss in Boots–an erotically charged historical romance novella 51fw6gacyulfrom the acclaimed Fiery Tales series.

Elisabeth de Roussel, daughter of the King, is accustomed to getting what she wants-and she wants gorgeous Tristan de Tiersonnier, Count of Saint-Marcel, the ex-commander of the King’s elite private Guard.

A recent injury has forced Tristan to leave his distinguished position. But Elisabeth is determined to make him see he’s every bit the man he once was-and more than man enough for her…

**NOTE: Originally published in the Awakened by a Kiss anthology.


The Marquis’s New Clothes

Fiery Tales Book 7

by Lila DiPasqua

Released as a single title Oct 14, 2016.

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Publisher’s Description:

Inspired by the tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes, a hot historical romance novella from the acclaimed Fiery Tales series that would have made Hans Christian Andersen blush.

61j2mkxehalThere is a certain gorgeous lord who is quite difficult to resist…

To save her cousin, Aimee de Miran must retrieve a jeweled ring from the most sinfully seductive man at court, the unsuspecting Marquis de Nattes. But to search his considerable wardrobe she’ll have to get very close to the notorious rake…and remain immune to his intoxicating charm.

But without his clothes–well, that’s simply impossible.

Adam de Vey, Marquis de Nattes, has secretly burned for his best friend’s wife for years. Now that Aimee is a widow, now that he’s discovered her in his bedchambers, he intends to get very close to her indeed–with his clothes–and hers–utterly forgotten…

***Originally published in THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED anthology. Released as a single title Oct 14, 2016.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lila DiPasqua is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical romance with heat. She livesprofile-2015 with her husband, three children and two rescued dogs and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after.

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