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My New Release Review of

When You Wish


by Alexandra Ivy

Pub Date 08 Nov 2016

Reviewed: 17 Nov 2016

Publisher’s/Author’s Description:

Dear Reader,

Long before I wrote my sexy paranormal romances, I wrote traditional Regency romances as Debbie Raleigh. Now I’m thrilled that three of my favorites are available once more. As fresh and filled with adventure as ever, this trilogy features the indomitable Creswell sisters, known throughout London as the Devil’s Daughters—and rejected by the ton because of it. But like their charming rascal of a father, the Devilish Dandy, nothing can crush their spirits—or stand in the way of their hearts’ desires…

Alexandra Ivy


Sarah Cresswell leads a peaceful life—until she’s asked to help a handsome nobleman unearth a thief. Soon the unlikely duo is navigating London’s seamy side—and an undeniable attraction. But it’s a love that can never be, unless intervention comes from a most unexpected source…


Emma Cresswell has escaped gossip-plagued London to start anew as a lady’s companion. She does not expect to contend with her employer’s reckless nephew. But Cedric, Lord of Hartshore, senses that beneath Emma’s conservative veneer is a heart as passionate as his own—and he’s determined to win it…


On a lark, flirtatious Rachel Cresswell plots to seduce the man intended for her sheltered young cousin, Julia. Her success is no surprise, but she’s shocked to fall in love with her unwitting conquest—and strike up a friendship with Julia. Now Rachel is determined to keep her scheming secret from them both. But has she lost her taste for mischief in time to gain what means most to her? I’ve fallen for these timeless tales all over again, and believe that you will too.

My Thoughts:

I have read Alexandra Ivy’s paranormal romance titles but was not aware that she had previously written traditional Regency romances under the pseudonym Debbie Raleigh. I find these books by her much more to my liking than the paranormal variety.

These three books complied into one edition were originally released by Zebra in 2001-2002. Even though they were written about 15 years ago they are still a great read.

I thoroughly enjoyed all three and found what I would term as sweet/clean romance. Even if you read them before they are a great re-read. I am rating them individually below.

THE CHRISTMAS WISH – Released Originally Nov-2001 Traditional Regency: 4 of 5 stars for character development and storyline and 1 of 5 flames for heat/sensuality.

THE VALENTINE WISH – Released Originally Jan-2002 Traditional Regency: 4.25 of 5 stars for character development and storyline and 1 of 5 flames for heat/sensuality.

THE WEDDING WISH – Released Originally Apr-2002 Traditional Regency: 4.5 of 5 stars for character development and storyline and 2 of 5 flames for heat/sensuality.

I highly recommend the read.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this title from the publisher to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title.


A Cold Creek Christmas Story

Harlequin Special Edition

by RaeAnne Thayne

Digital List Price: $4.49

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Publisher’s Description:

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Celeste Nichols has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho…until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children’s stories becomes a major success, she’s suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy…but something, someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer?  

Flynn Delaney has moved back home for his daughter’s sake. Yet all the millionaire’s resources can’t help the little girl heal from the tragic loss of her mother. Shy librarian Celeste and her stories do hold some indefinable magic, though. Flynn came home looking for support—can he find that, and true love, in the one who got away?

Hearts Ablaze

Western Historical Collection

by Kathleen Ball, E.E. Burke, Rose Gordon, Ciara Knight,

Kirsten Lynn, Amanda McIntyre, Hildie McQueen & Elizabeth Rose

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Eight bestselling authors. Eight sizzling tales of the Old West to set your heart ablaze…

From the wild Pacific forests to the lonesome plains, on wagon trains and at frontier outposts, fall in love with lumberjacks and soldiers, trailblazers and trick riders, courageous warriors and rugged cowboys…

In Whispered Love, bestselling author Kathleen Ball takes you to the wild Pacific Northwest, a land bristling with handsome, well-muscled lumberjacks. Foreman Samuel Pearse has only one rule; no women allowed. Until he finds one asleep in his bathtub—Pat Clarke, the company cook. With her secret revealed and her virtue at stake, Pat turns to the only man who can help her…the one man who sets fire to her heart.

In Kate’s Outlaw, award-winning author E.E. Burke spins a suspenseful yarn about a half-breed desperado who abducts—and then rescues—a railroad heiress. On the run from danger, with enemies on both sides, Jake and Kate seek solace in each other’s arms…and ignite a love as powerful as it is forbidden.

The Officer and the Bostoner, from USA Today bestselling author Rose Gordon, follows the adventures of a well-to-do lady traveling cross-country to meet her intended. Instead, she finds herself stranded at a military fort and forced into an unwanted marriage. Can a hot-blooded officer spark love in his wife’s cold heart?

Fools Rush from USA Today bestselling author Ciara Knight. A young woman, desperate for independence from all men, embarks on a crazy cross-country wagon train adventure disguised as a man. Instead of finding her independence, a bounty hunter captures her under the guise of horse thieving, a crime punishable by hanging. Will a man she’s lied to for months save her, or will he surrender her to a monster with a badge?

Ridin’ For a Fall by Kirsten Lynn immerses you in a fiery tale of forever love. When circumstances force best friends and Wild West Show performers, Lena Boden and Kyle Allaway to marry and return to Wyoming, they must stand together against internal doubts and external forces seeking their destruction—or risk a fall that will knock them out of the saddle for good.

A Warrior’s Heart, by bestselling author Amanda McIntyre, brings to life the passionate story of a bold Cherokee warrior and the brave white woman he rescues from certain death. Thrown together by circumstances not of their own making, they overcome betrayal and tragedy to find a love strong enough to bring nations together.

The Rancher, by bestselling author Hildie McQueen, transports readers to 1870s Montana Territory and into a sensual encounter between an injured rancher and a woman running for her life. Sometimes love enters at the worst moment…

In The Drifter, bestselling author Elizabeth Rose takes readers on an epic journey across the plains, as drifter Chase Masters shows up wounded at Nessa Pemberton’s stagecoach relay station mistaken as the bandit who killed her husband. Can a single mother learn to love again and put her trust in a man who is nothing but a drifter?

Ignite a new love for the Old West. Order your copy today for only 99 cents.


Publication Date Nov 1, 2016

A Goose Creek Christmas

Tales from the Goose Creek B&B Book 4

by Virginia Smith

Paperback: $7.23

Digital Edition FREE For a Limited Time at:

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 Publisher’s Description:

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Forced into early retirement, Al Richardson knows what his wife will say when she hears the terrible news. Millie will insist that they open their B&B early. Where will that leave him? Carrying luggage and waiting tables? No way! He needs time to come up with another plan. With the help of an unlikely accomplice, Al spends his days scanning want ads and frequenting out-of-town coffee shops in an effort to hide his secret from all of Goose Creek—including his wife.

Millie is too busy to notice Al’s odd behavior. Between planning a huge Christmas party and holding tight to the reins of newcomer Lulu Thacker—whose tacky decorating schemes are sure to infuriate Main Street business owners—she has no time for anything else.

One thing is certain: In Goose Creek, no secret stays hidden for long. The most holy of holidays is swiftly approaching. Is Al in for a Merry Christmas or a Marriage Crisis?

Gaining The Gentleman

Madness in Mayfair

A Wardington Park Book

CLEAN Historical Romance

by Eleanor Meyers

Digital List Price: $2.99

$0.99 For a Limited Time at Amazon

Deal Ends Nov. 18th, 2016

Publisher’s Description:

51cnrvwpnolFate has finally found her door…

Lady Christa Eatson has given up on the hope of love and marriage.
So instead, she’ll have to find other ways to entertain herself…

Her entire world is turned upside down the day she agrees to help an old friend on a scavenger hunt for a hidden jewel through Mayfair.
But what seems like an innocent adventure quickly reveals itself to be a mystery full of murder, courtesans, and their carnal inclinations.
But nothing is more shocking than the man who comes to her aid…
Joseph Croftman – He has a dark past, but her childish crush for the man has never quite left her heart.
As one of London’s wealthiest men, Joseph Croftman has the means to pick any wife he wishes, but the women of the Ton seem all alike. Selfish gossips wrapped silk skirts.
He’s ready to settle down, but knows he’ll never find a love match… that is until Lady Christa slowly begins to change his mind.
When their paths cross, Joseph is intrigued to see a different Christa…
She is no longer an annoying little girl, but a woman with a mind just as enchanting as her form.
What starts out as chance to simply help find a piece of jewelry, quickly changes into a love that can last a lifetime.
But can Christa truly trust this man with her heart?
And if she does, can they manage to survive the darkness that walks the streets of Mayfair

How to Wed a Warrior

Broadswords and Ballrooms Book 2

by Christy English

Digital List Price: $7.99

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Publisher’s Description:

He’s the scourge of the Season…513pol114wl

Reasons to quit London:
1. It’s not the Highlands.
2. It will never be the Highlands.
3. It’s full of the bloody English.

When his wild spitfire of a sister makes a scene by drawing a claymore in Hyde Park, Highlander Robert Waters knows something must be done. To forestall the inevitable scandal, he hires widowed Prudence Whittaker to teach his sister how to be a lady-never expecting to find unbridled passion beneath the clever Englishwoman’s prim exterior.

Mrs. Whittaker is a fraud. Born Lady Prudence Farthington, daughter of the ruined earl of Lynwood, she’s never even been married. In order to make her way in the world, she has to rely on her wits and a web of lies…lies a sexy Highlander is all too close to unraveling.

He swears he will possess her; she vows he will do nothing of the sort. Yet as passions heat, Prudence comes to realize the illicit pleasure that can be had in going toe-to-toe with a Scot.

Broadswords and Ballrooms:
How to Seduce a Scot
How to Wed a Warrior
How to Train Your Highlander

Praise for Christy English:
“Grace Burrowes and Amanda Quick fans will enjoy the strong ladies in the latest fun read from the ascending English.” –Booklist
“With its quick and engaging characters, here’s a pleasurable evening’s escape.” –RT Book Reviews


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