My Recent Release Review of
Tempting the Earl
by Rachael Miles
Kensington Books /Zebra Shout
A DOUBLE LIFE
Olivia Walgrave is finished with being a countess. Writing under a pen name, her controversial column for the scandal sheets provides her with some income and far more excitement than managing a country estate. Besides, in the three years since the wars have ended, her dashing husband hasn’t spent one night under their roof. So Olivia has prepared a plan, and an annulment. All she needs is his consent…
Harrison Walgrave, the Earl of Levesford, let his father coerce him into marriage, but his true devotion is to his Parliamentary career—and his secret work for the Home Office. Yet now, with freedom in his grasp, he finds he cannot so easily release his wife. Seeing her stirs a hunger no other woman has reached. A distraction now, when he is a breath away from revealing a ring of traitors, could be deadly. Still, wherever his investigations lead, the thought of Olivia lingers. It might be obsession. It might be treason. But the only way to escape the temptation is to succumb…
“Rachael Miles’ knowledge of the time period she writes about adds a depth of authenticity that enriches every page.” –Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author
This book is an intriguing mixture of romance, suspense and history. This is the first book I have read by this author, however it will not be the last. The characters are well developed and I found myself rooting on both Hero and Heroine in this intrigue filled story.
I would give this book a 4 star rating for storyline and characterization and 4 out of 5 flames for heat.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion.
The Highlander’s French Bride
The Highlander’s Bride Series, Book 5
by Cathy MacRae
Digital List Price: $2.99
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Heir to a lairdship, Kinnon Macrory is driven to prove his worth by fighting the English on the battlefields of France. His dreams of heroic valor are destroyed by the realities of war—the atrocities visited by fellow soldiers on the very people he is sworn to protect. Three years in a French prison for a crime he did not commit leave Kinnon longing for the one thing of beauty in his war-torn life—a young woman of great kindness and wisdom named Melisende.
Melisende de la Roche struggles to stay one step ahead of soldiers who would imprison her for helping an injured Scotsman wrongly accused of treason. She finds refuge in her uncle’s shop—until a chance encounter sends her fleeing into the unknown once again, haunted by the beguiling friendship with the troubled young Scotsman she is certain she will never see again.
Determined to find the woman of his dreams, Kinnon returns to France, only to discover a trail of clues to Melisende’s whereabouts. Their reunion will open the doors to passion, but half-truths and lies from the past could destroy the one thing they both are willing to fight for—each other.
About The Author:
Amazon best-selling author Cathy MacRae enjoys weaving tales of romance in the Highland mists. Her stories feature strong heroes and feisty heroines in pursuit of their happy-ever-afters in medieval Scotland.
When not writing, Cathy can be found curled up in a chair with a book or enjoying the outdoors with her corgis and maybe a German Shepherd or two. A member of RWA, NTRWA, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, she is currently working on another Highland romance novel and planning her next trip to Scotland.
The Lady’s Warrior
Four Medieval Tales of Love Across the Lands
by Elizabeth Rose, Cathy MacRae, Laurel O’Donnell & Ashley York
This set includes these four fabulous full-length novels –
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AMETHYST by Elizabeth Rose –
Amethyst de Burgh is sent by the archbishop to assist her uncle, a master mason, in building a castle for the infamous border lord, Marcus Montclair.
THE HIGHLANDER’S FRENCH BRIDE by Cathy MacRae –
Disillusioned by the war in France and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Highlander Kinnon Macrory searches for the one thing of beauty in his life–a Frenchwoman named Melisende.
MIDNIGHT SHADOW by Laurel O’Donnell –
When the unjust rules of a neighboring lord terrorize her friends, Bria Delaney dons the mask and cloak of her childhood hero to right the wrongs and save them from oppression. Torn between the woman he longs to trust and the outlaw he has vowed to hang, Terran Knowles vows to find the truth. Will a legendary hero find love in the arms of her enemy?
THE IRISH WARRIOR by Ashley York –
Sean of Drogheda is pulled into political Norman intrigue he’d prefer to ignore but when it jeopardizes the life of the lovely “Tommy”, he finds he can’t turn away from the deep need to protect her as his own. Will Norman soldiers out for his blood and shifting clan alliances cut short their growing passion?
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
ELIZABETH ROSE is a bestselling, multi-published author of over 50 books. She writes medieval, paranormal, contemporary and western romance.
CATHY MACRAE is the author of The Highlander’s Bride series, and a co-author of The Ghosts of Culloden Moor series, as well as the best-selling Scottish romance, Highland Escape.
LAUREL O’DONNELL is a bestselling author of medieval romances. Her novels have won numerous awards for her works, including the Holt Medallion for A Knight of Honor and the International Digital Award for Angel’s Assassin. Find more about her at laurel-odonnell.com
ASHLEY YORK is the best-selling author of the Norman Conquest series. She is a life-long New Englander and a hardcore romantic. With her author’s imagination and MA in History, she likes to write about people who could have lived alongside those well-known giants from the past.
A Frost Family Christmas Anthology
by C.J. Carmichael, Roxy Boroughs & B. C. Deeks
Digital List Price: $5.99
FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon
Three generations of the Frost Family come together to celebrate the holidays on their maple syrup farm in Carol Falls Vermont…only to be thrown into turmoil when a baby is found abandoned in their outdoor nativity scene. This anthology includes three connected romance stories involving the Frost family and the abandoned baby, plus a bonus short story.
WHAT CHILD IS THIS by C.J. Carmichael: When PR manager Lily Parker finds an abandoned baby in the nativity scene at work, her relationship with her boss, Garret Frost, becomes a lot more complicated.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Roxy Boroughs: The past catches up with black sheep, James Frost, when he returns home for the holidays. His first love, April Rochester, is back in town, too. And all of James’ secrets – one of them involving the abandoned baby – are about to come tumbling down.
THE HOLLY & THE IVY by B. C. Deeks: Police Officer Joey Frost has her hands full this Christmas trying to find the mother of the abandoned baby, but Joey can handle it…until a snow storm blows her high school sweetheart, Noel “Fletch” Fletcher, back to town.
PLUS BONUS STORY, THE GIFT by C.J. Carmichael: What would you do if a child in need showed up at your door on Christmas Eve? Kindergarten teacher Amy Frost, and her deputy boyfriend, Gray Cassidy, never counted on this.
The series continues with:
Book 4: More Than A Feeling by C. J. Carmichael – $2.99
Book 5: The Greatest Gift by Roxy Boroughs – $2.99