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The Duke of Desire


by Darcy Burke

Darcy Burke Publishing, Inc.


Publisher’s Description:

Ten years ago Ivy Breckenridge’s life was ruined. She had to reinvent herself, and now, after painstakingly making her own way in the world, she’s nearly forgotten the dreams of home and family she’d once nurtured. Until one man peers into her soul and awakens every one of her hidden desires. But no matter how good he makes her feel, she can’t trust him—alone by choice is better than alone by necessity.

With a notorious reputation for training married women in the art of passion, Sebastian Westgate, Duke of Clare, is reviled by some and celebrated by others. He doesn’t allow anyone close enough to see past his charming exterior. When Ivy uncovers the man beneath, the seducer is suddenly the seduced. Enraptured by her mind and spirit, he wants more but revealing his darkest secrets is a price he won’t pay.

My Thoughts:

This is book number four of this series by Darcy Burke and the third one I have read. The only one I have yet to read is book number one, The Forbidden Duke.
I am not certain how I happened to miss that one but the other ones I have read were very good, and somewhat comical reads.
I enjoyed this read as well and look forward to the subsequent additions to this series still to be released.
This was a quick read that I just couldn’t put down. Even though it is part of a series it can easily be read as a standalone title but these books are probably better if read in order.
I gave this book 3.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed.

Wilhelmina, A Winter Bride

Brides for All Seasons Book 1

by Hildie McQueen

Print List Price: $6.99

Publication Date: January 17th, 2017

$0.99 To Buy in Digital Format at Amazon

or FREE To Read With Kindle Unlimited

516142WP-WLPublisher’s Description:

If opposites attract these two strangers will collide with the force of a raging storm.

Out of options, Wilhelmina Wilkins heads west to marry a total stranger upon answering a mail order bride ad. What could have been a fairytale beginning turns out to be this bride’s nightmare. Instead of meeting Wilhelmina at the train station, her husband-to-be is in the center of town brawling.

Marcus Hamilton is blindsided twice, first, by a mail order bride ad posted for him by his mother and sister, and secondly, by the beauty of the woman who arrives to marry him. That the bride wishes to cancel all plans after he fails to make a good first impression will not do. How far will Marcus have to go to prove his worth?

How to Seduce a Queen

A Medieval Romance Novel

by Stella Marie Alden

Digital List Price: $3.99

FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon 

or FREE To Read Anytime With Kindle Unlimited

Publisher’s Description:How-to-Seduce-a-Queen-1-copy-1-e1463793140645

Year of our Lord 1283

In the light of the early dawn, Lady Fay traverses her parapet wall and waits with bow drawn taut. Only when she realizes the group of men who exit the Saxon rowboat are tonsured does she allow herself to breathe. She need not shoot another of King Alexander’s suitors. At least not today. With a wicked grin, she lets go the bowstring, and the arrow makes a perfect arc to land directly in front of the one in the lead. She isn’t so fond of priests, either.

Nicholas Bruce jumps when the barb lands within inches of his sandaled feet. The former queen of the Isle of Man is just as beautiful and deadly as he remembers. Suddenly, he is not so certain that this holy disguise will work. Surely she’ll remember him, the bastard grandson of the mighty Earl of Annandale. But what choice does he have? If he wants to survive, he needs to bed her, and soon.

Impregnate the former queen?
With her arrow pointed at his heart, the knight figures he’ll soon join the others who’d tried to cross her drawbridge. But as he gazes up past her weapon and into the hurt in her eyes, it’s his soul that’s pierced. Disguised as a monk, perhaps he’ll be able to make it good for both of them. Regardless, his grandfather’s commands are clear. Seduce her or die trying.

Neither Scott nor English, nor even queen, Lady Fay is stuck on an island off the coast of the great mainland. Men come to claim her along with the land of her ancestors but she’ll never marry willingly. Better to shoot them dead. She remembers all too well how cruel a man’s touch can be. Lies upon lies. He’s no monk and she’s no queen. The Isle of Man is up for grabs and the first to claim it will have a coastal advantage. What chance does this couple have under the rule of their ruthless kings?

There’s a HEA guaranteed in this twelfth century, along with a good dose of adult content.

The Baron’s Betrayal

Marriage Mart Mayhem Series Book 4

by Callie Hutton

Print List Price: $15.99

Currently $0.99 in Digital Format at:

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TheBaronsBetrayal_RECOVER1600Publisher’s Description:

It’s been two years since Lady Marion Tunstall lost her husband at sea. Two years of sorrow and grief. Only now has the young, comely widow finally re-entered society. It isn’t until she and her family attend the merriment of a country dance that Lady Marion sees her dead husband, alive and well… and faints dead away.

Lord Tristan Tunstall has no choice but to confess – he is alive, yes, but not a whole man who can be a husband and father. When he offers her a divorce, however, Marion stubbornly refuses. Now she has forced herself back into his life, and into his home and (oh, God forgive his weakness) his bed. He cannot stop himself from wanting her. Loving her. But can he live with the secret she is keeping from him?

The Marriage Mart Mayhem series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 The Elusive Wife
Book #2 The Duke’s Quandary
Book #3 The Lady’s Disgrace
Book #4 The Baron’s Betrayal
Book #5 The Highlander’s Choice
Book #6 The Highlander’s Accidental Marriage
Book #7 The Earl’s Return


World Book and Copyright Day 2017

is April 23

Join us in celebrating reading!

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World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Day) is observed on April 23, 2017. The annually celebrated day is organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. It was first celebrated in 1995.
The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day. Nowadays the World Book and Copyright Day is observed in over 100 countries, where schools, private businesses, voluntary organizations and lots of more people and groups come together to pay a tribute to authors and books.
In 1995, UNESCO decided that on this date the World Book and Copyright Day should be celebrated because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare and some other authors.
Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. It is “the right to copy”, but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work and other, related rights. It is an intellectual property form. The text “World Book and Copyright Day” has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com


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