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How To Kiss A Rogue


Connected by a Kiss Book 2

Christmas Novella

Publication Date: Nov. 01, 2016

by Amanda Mariel

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Publisher’s Description:

A misunderstanding that wounds the bonds of friendship leads a lady to find the love of her life.

Lady Natalie’s betrothal is ended and frees her to pursue the man of her dreams. During a holiday party she discovers the lord she desires in attendance. So hatches a plan to snare him.

Lord Christian St. Vella the Marquis of Knightly has no desire to marry. The more Lady Natalie chases the more irritated he becomes. As the party progresses he cannot help but see past her shallow exterior and recognizes a lady he could fall for.

Will they come together to share a unforgettable Christmastide?

My Thoughts:

I read an ARC of book one of this three novella, three author series through NetGalley and was intrigued by this concept so I purchased books #2 and  #3. Since they are all novellas I finished reading book #2 very quickly. I found it interesting since it is more or less an extension of book #1 although by entirely different authors. You have to read book #2 to discover the reason why best friends, for all their life to have a falling out.
It is a well written story and we already know most of the characters from the first novella.
I gave this story 3.75 of 5 stars for story line and characterization and 2 of 5 flames for heat.
Since most of the characters came from book #1 there was no need to develop them since the authors were working together on these 3 stories. It does have it’s heated moments but nothing overt.

About The Author:

Bestselling, Amazon All Star author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life 81lyaatymal__ux250_moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. Some of Amanda’s favorite places in the continental U.S. are Harper’s Ferry, W.V. and Sea Brook, N.H. She loves the history surrounding them and visits every chance she gets. Amanda is also an Amazon All Star author. 

She lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. Amanda holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.

A Kiss At Christmastide


 Regency Novella

(Connected By A Kiss Book 1)

by Christina McKnight


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A Wallflower’s Christmas Kiss


Regency Novella

(Connected by a Kiss Book 3)

by Dawn Brower

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The Italian Billionaires Twin Pack

The Italian Billionaires Collection

by Jennifer Blake

Digital List Price: $4.99

FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon

Publisher’s Description:

512jrlp1lOh those sexy Italians! This specially priced twinpack includes:

Revenge can indeed be sweet.

Nicholas de Frenza never approved of his sister’s choice in husband to begin with, and now that Carita is in a coma due to her fiancé’s reckless driving, it seems the perfect time to resurrect an ancient Italian custom of revenge: the seduction calls for a similar seduction in return, a sister for a sister. But Nico is too civilized for such vengeance–or is he?

It was supposed to be a seduction of guile, but just who was doing the seducing?

In Venice, Celina searches for the truth behind a famous painting and a past love affair. Discovering it from the gallant and elderly Conte di Palladino would be easy–if not for his too-handsome grandson who intends to seduce her away from her quest.

All books in THE ITALIAN BILLIONAIRES COLLECTION are standalone reads. No particular reading order suggested.

The Court of the Thorn Tree

Classic Gothics Collection Book 5

by Jennifer Blake

Digital List Price: $1.99

FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon

Publisher’s Description:

Pride before a fall…519zvxab0sl

Lovely Margaret Steward is a proud and spirited young lady–too proud to accept the unwilling hospitality of her only living relative. But in strait-laced New Orleans early in the 19th century, there were few means for a respectable young woman to make her own way in the world–which is why Margaret comes as governess to the forbidding Villars mansion.

Given into her charge is a child seemingly possessed by satanic evil. Invading her dreams is the darkly handsome, fierce-tempered man who employs her. And closing in on her are hate and fear and mystery, as the dark abyss of a sinister past opens to receive her.

Don’t forget to pick up Book 3 of The Italian Billionaires Collection


Find it and more Free and 99¢ romances from Steel Magnolia Press on our holiday discounts page on Amazon at smarturl.it/smp99free



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