MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The Mad Countess
Darkest Regency #1
by Erica Monroe
Published: March 21, 2017
Publisher: Quillfire Publishing
Editors: Dragonslayer Editorial, Meghan Hogue
Cover Artists: The Midnight Muse
Historical Romance, Novella,
Regency Romance, Regency with Paranormal Elements
$0.99 in Digital Format
Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember.
Claire too harbors a secret desire for him—but a witch cursed her family with madness, and she’s terrified she’ll only hurt him if they act on their feelings.
When a will reading at a mysterious castle in Cornwall brings them both together on All Hallows Eve, they’ll work to break her family’s curse…and find true love.
This novella was previously released in the Mystified anthology.
I really enjoyed this well written and well developed paranormal, historical novella.
One of the things I enjoyed the most was Teddy’s total innocence in all things carnal. He had actually saved himself for the woman he loved, never having even kissed another.
Claire’s belief in the curse makes her character very vulnerable to the taunts of the ton.
Can these two who have been best friends for life turn their friendship and love for each other into a lasting love and passion?
I found this novella totally enticing and the characters very endearing.
I gave it 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating 3.5 of 5 flames. There is only one true sexual encounter but it deserves some recognition as it is a sweetly written scene.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title and I have left this review voluntarily.
The Secret of My Seduction
Scandals Book 7
A Scandalous Novella
by Caroline Linden
Digital Format $0.99 at:
Also Available in Paperback
Publication Date: March 21, 2017
Read Chapter One
The final chapter in the Scandals series…
Rule #1: Be discreet
No one suspects Bathsheba Crawford of being the anonymous author of a wickedly scandalous series of naughty novels. But she is.
Rule #2: Do not fall in love
When she approaches her publisher, rakish Liam MacGregor, with an indecent proposal, he’s shocked. But he accepts.
Rules were made to be broken…
The requirements for their affair are simple: complete secrecy and no romantic attachment. But the more they see each other…the more pleasure they find in each other’s arms…the harder it becomes to remember the rules…
“Fabulously entertaining!” –Booklist on the Scandals series
Taming a Laird’s Wild Lady
Taming the Heart Series
by Tammy Andresen
Digital List Price: $2.99
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Miss Isabelle Maddox, known as Isla, has never been one to follow rules. She would much rather a reckless ride on horseback than a dance in a ballroom but her father has very different ideas about her future. To further the families’ fortune, he would see her married to a Scottish lord. Isla fears this will be the end of the life she treasures above all else.
Gavin Campbell will never marry again. His past has taught him well, his first wife’s spending has him teetering on the edge of financial ruin. Marriage is a disease , or so he thought until the headstrong Isla starts seeping into is heart and
he begins to wonder if a woman like her might actually be a cure.
Can Isla’s wild ways tame this laird’s heart?
an Everland Ever After Tale
by Caroline Lee
Digital List Price: $0.99
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She’s gone over the river and through the woods, but who will protect her from the Big Bad Wolf?
Rojita is in trouble; all she needs to do is get to her grandmother in Everland, but she’s being chased by El Lobo, one of the West’s most notorious gunslingers. It isn’t until she’s thrown herself head-long into danger that she realizes the old adage about frying pans and fires applies. She’s in desperate need of a protector, and hires the first man who comes along to get her safely to Everland.
Bounty hunter Hank Cutter is more than ready to retire to a lonely little cabin in Arizona, to hang up his gun and find peace. He’ll begrudgingly help the reckless young woman get to the nearest train station, because he figures she’d get into even more trouble on her own. But when El Lobo struts back into his life—Hank still has the scars from their last encounter—he knows that he can’t leave Rojita at the gunslinger’s mercy. Maybe he’s nobler than he’d thought, because he’s soon setting a trap to save the lovely, impetuous Red. The only problem is that she’s still keeping a secret that could destroy his trust.
The Brides of Everland, Ever After
Step into Everland, Wyoming, where the people on the street are more than what they appear, and there’s just a hint of magic in the air. From evil villains to mysterious godmothers, handsome cowboys to hidden princesses… welcome to Everland, Ever After.
LITTLE RED (Rojita and Hank)
ELLA (Ella and Ian)
BEAUTY (Arabella and Vincenzo)
THE STEPMOTHER (Meri and Jack)
RAPUNZELLE (Zelle and Dmitri)
ROSE RED (Rose and Bear)
Heat Level: 1/5 (some spicy language)