MY PRE-RELEASE REVIEW of
The Laird of Duncairn
Fey Matter Book 1
by Craig Comer
PUBLISHER: City Owl Press
Romance , Sci Fi & Fantasy
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
(Paperback Published May 02, 2017)
Digital Price: $4.99
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The year is 1882 Scotland, and the auld alliance betwixt king and fey has long been forgotten. Men of science, backed by barons of industry, push the boundaries of technology. When Sir Walter Conrad discovers a new energy source, one that could topple nations and revolutionize society, the race to dominate its ownership begins. But the excavation and use of this energy source will have dire consequences for both humans and fey. For an ancient enemy stirs, awakened by Sir Walter’s discovery.
Outcast half-fey Effie of Glen Coe is the Empire’s only hope at averting the oncoming disaster. Effie finds herself embroiled in the conflict, investigating the eldritch evil spreading throughout the Highlands. As she struggles against the greed of mighty lords and to escape the clutches of the queen’s minions, her comfortable world is shattered. Racing to thwart the growing menace, she realizes the only thing that can save them all is a truce no one wants.
I found this title disappointing as it was not at all what I expected. It was listed as a paranormal romance title, but in my opinion there is no romance in this book.
Since I read mostly romance with some historical fiction thrown in, if I had realized the nature of this book I would not have started the read.
I did finish the book even though it was not really to my liking or what I thought it to be.
I gave it 3.25 of 5 stars for storyline and character development because it is well written, just not my cup of tea.
I received a complimentary digital ARC from the publisher to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed.
Publication Date: May 01, 2017
Her Majesty’s Scoundrels
by Christy Carlyle, Rebecca Paula, Lana Williams, Laura Landon, & Anthea Lawson
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To Lure a Lost Duke by Christy Carlyle
Killian Graves, Duke of Strathmoor, doesn’t wish to be found. An unforgivable act in London and haunting memories of war have turned him into a recluse. Not even Octavia Fowler, the fetching lady detective Queen Victoria set on his trail can lure him back from seclusion. Though she may prove a danger to his heart.
A Spy To Call My Own by Rebecca Paula
When her brother dies mysteriously, suffragette Vera Attwater travels to Africa to track down her brother’s best friend, Owen MacKenna for help. But the Scottish adventurer is more than her brother’s friend, he’s also the man she’s been secretly in love with since childhood. They might fight their attraction, but there’s no denying the dangerous secrets they discover as they travel through the jungle. Will love win out or will Owen lose the real mission of keeping Vera safe?
Tempting the Scoundrel by Lana Williams
Elliott Walker, the Earl of Aberland, leads a double life, working for British Intelligence while playing the scoundrel. His grandmother’s new companion, Sophia Markham, is observant and tempting, threatening his secrets. Sophia knows all too well rogues should be avoided, but dare she trust this one as her heart longs to do?
Cast in Scandal by Laura Landon
Edward Waverley, Duke of Townsend, has put his undercover work for Her Majesty far behind him. But when she calls on him to find a missing agent, every clue leads him to the same woman—a woman accused of murdering her husband.
Everyone in Society assumes Lady Alyssa Lindleigh is guilty of her husband’s death. Now, if she wants to make her way back into their favor, she must prove her innocence. If she can only find the real murderers without losing her life. And the man she has come to love.
The Viscount’s Secret by Anthea Lawson
Anthony Blake, Viscount Percival, is renowned throughout the ton for his handsome face and his foppish ways. Only a select few know that beneath Lord Percival’s foolish exterior is a keen intelligence able to ferret out diplomatic secrets for the Crown. Nobody suspects his secret until Lord Percival meets a quiet, unassuming young woman who sees far more than she should.
The Landlocked Baron
A Risqué Regency Romance
The Six Pearls of Baron Ridlington Book 1
by Sahara Kelly
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“Should I ever pen my memoirs, I shall call them How to Befuddle the French with a Bucket of Slops.” – Edmund, Baron Ridlington, 1814
Inheriting the baronetcy is a burden Captain Edmund Holbury could well have done without. But he has no choice other than to say farewell to the sea and accept the title of Baron Ridlington—which includes the almost-ruined estate, and his five resident siblings. He is going to need some help, and soon.
It comes in the unexpected form of a nasty crack on the head, a ministering hand and a woman who has hidden herself away in the countryside. Rosaline Henry finds the unconscious Baron strangely appealing, and when he makes an unexpected but practical suggestion – she agrees, as much for him as for herself.
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by Wilma Counts
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WHEN ALL SEEMED LOST. . .
Katherine Gardiner, a young English widow, has only one dream: to protect her son—a future duke—from her merciless father-in-law. Determined and desperate, she has no option but to take the guise of a housekeeper and escape to Yorkshire where the only hope is the enigmatic Earl of Kenrick. . .
. . .LOVE SAVED THE DAY
In all his years spent roaming the world, Jeremy Chilton never braced himself for the burden of a much-damaged inheritance. Now, the new Earl of Kenrick must save his family legacy and raise his motherless young daughter as a proper English lady. His only salvation is his beautiful housekeeper, Kate. But as her secrets unravel, much that is puzzling about her falls into place. No wonder the Earl has caught himself imagining her more wife than employee. Clearly she belongs at Kenrick—safe in his arms. Now, if only he can convince her to agree. . .