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The Trouble with Dukes


Windham Brides Book #1

by Grace Burrowes

Release Date: December 20th, 2016

Publisher’s Description:

The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse–a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.
No one was fiercer at war than Hamish McHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he’ll take on any challenge-even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn’t the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she’s fighting battles of her own. For her, he’ll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.

“Smart, sexy, and oh-so romantic.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author

My Thoughts:
Grace Burrowes has created another winning tale with this comical at times and heartwarming story. I put off reading it until the last minute before publication. This is a very busy time of year and I was a little bit intimidated and maybe afraid of not giving it my undivided attention. It is however a surprisingly quick read and fast paced.
I loved the characters particularly the hero and heroine from their introductions. This is in this reader’s opinion another not to be missed book by Ms. Burrowes.
I would give the book an overall rating of 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. It is a mildly sexual novel so it gets 3 of 5 flames for heat.
If you like historical romance and a bit of laughter in your reads this book will delight you.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion.


Grace Burrowes started writing as an antidote to empty nest and soon found it an antidote 51hrgyi9u3l__ux250_to life in general. She is the sixth out of seven children, raised in the rural surrounds of central Pennsylvania. Early in life she spent a lot of time reading romance novels and practicing the piano. Her first career was as a technical writer and editor in the Washington, DC, area, a busy job that nonetheless left enough time to read a lot of romance novels.

It also left enough time to grab a law degree through an evening program, produce Beloved Offspring (only one, but she is a lion), and eventually move to the lovely Maryland countryside.

While reading yet still more romance novels, Grace opened her own law practice, acquired a master’s degree in Conflict Transformation (she had a teenage daughter by then) and started thinking about writing…. romance novels. This aim was realized when Beloved Offspring struck out into the Big World a few years ago. (“Mom, why doesn’t anybody tell you being a grown-up is hard?”)

Grace eventually got up the courage to start pitching her manuscripts to agents and editors. The query letter that resulted in “the call” started out: “I am the buffoon in the bar at the RWA retreat who could not keep her heroines straight, could not look you in the eye, and could not stop blushing—and if that doesn’t narrow down the possibilities, your job is even harder than I thought.” (The dear lady bought the book anyway.)

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When Love Conquers Time

An Enticing Collection of Time Travel Romances

by Ria Cantrell, Nancy Lee Badger, Dawn Marie Hamilton, & P.A. Crust

$0.99 at Amazon

Publisher’s Description:

614meyfcmcl__sx260_An enticing collection of four full length novels featuring time best selling authors Sit back and prepare yourself as we journey back through time and space in search of romance, passion, action and adventure.

Morag’s Tears by Ria Cantrell
Love comes in many forms. Step back in time to the beautiful Highlands of Scotland in the 14th century. Come and sit with us by the warm peat fire as Morag tells the story of her life. From a child, gifted in the Ancient Ways, to a beautiful young woman in love, Morag weaves her rich tapestry of tales. She is a mystical Seer, healer, manipulator of time and chatelaine to the clan MacCollum. Share her tears of joy mingled with ones of sadness, as she recounts the triumphs and tribulations of a long life filled with love.

My Reluctant Highlander by Nancy Lee Badger
Skye Gunn could not prevent her husband’s death, and will risk everything to defeat the sorcerer she blames. When he attacks her nephew, she is taken instead. She escapes by plunging into the North Sea, and a spell takes her back to the future, to Jake. The woman who haunted his dreams since she blackmailed him into traveling back in time falls from the sky, beaten and bloody. He must trust her as they return to ancient Scotland. To survive, he and Skye must dare to love in the time they have.

Sea Panther by Dawn Marie Hamilton
Robert MacLachlan sails the Atlantic seeking to reverse the Voodoo he believes turned him into a vampire shifter. One taste of crewmember Kimberly Scot’s blood convinces him she is the one woman who can claim the beast’s heart and break the curse. But at what price to his honor?

Reflections of Love by P.A. Crust
Antiques dealer, Jason Hobbs, acquires an old dresser with an oval mirror among a shipment of antique pieces from England. That same evening, strange images start to appear, reflected in the old mirror, and the mournful sound of a woman weeping can be heard, echoing through the night air. As he searches for answers to the mysterious events which began the day the dresser came into his possession, the past and present collide, bringing events from World War I crashing to his doorstep. A shocking revelation will rock his world, changing his perception of who he really is.

In Love by Christmas

A Paranormal Romance

by Sandy Nathan

Digital List Price $3.99

FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon

Publisher’s Description:

Leroy Watches Jr. is a shaman whose Power is a bit quirky. Sometimes it makes things 51ajgkypvlworse.

Despite his flaw, he must save his soul mate from her addictions, her father, and Evil Incarnate, or she’ll be damned forever.

Trying to unite with his true love, Leroy embarks on a pilgrimage that takes him to the highest levels of European society. As he travels, his shamanic Power grows. So does the Dark Lord’s hatred of him.

He learns a lot. One thing he learns is his prospective father-in-law “has a few fleas.” Will Duane came a long way spiritually at his Grandfather’s retreat, but he’s got a long way to go. Will demands that Leroy and Cass be in love by Christmas. He’s used to getting his own way; Will is the richest man in the world.

If they aren’t in love, what then? You’ll find out. Leroy doesn’t know if he can find Cass by Christmas, much less be truly in love with the real woman. What if Cass’s addictions can’t be overcome? What if he can’t heal her soul?



The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation

Dukes of War Book 1

Regency Era Historical Romance Novella

by Erica Ridley

Digital List price: $0.99

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Enjoy the laugh-out-loud first book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series!

Publisher’s Description:

 Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fete of the year because he hasn’t time for silly soirees. He doesn’t need time—he needs her!

When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family’s annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after twelve days of beguiling Lady Amelia’s guerrilla tactics, he’s up to his cravat with tinsel… and tumbling head over heels in love.

The Dukes of War historical romance books in series order:

  • The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation
  • The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower
  • The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress
  • The Major’s Faux Fiancee
  • The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride
  • The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway
  • The Duke’s Accidental Wife
  • All I Want [Free Short Story]

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