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The Highwayman’s Proposal

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The Blakeney Brothers Adventures Book 3

by Vanessa Liebe

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Publisher’s Description:

Gabriel Blakeney is a man who protects those he loves at all costs. If that means becoming a highwayman to help support the community that raised him, then that’s what he’ll do. Risking his life each night, he robs from the rich to redistribute among the poor. He does it to survive. But what he’d really like is to find a woman of his own to protect and love. Despairing of ever finding her, things change one night when he meets Lady Caroline Godwin. Here is a lady who needs protecting, all right – from herself.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And Caroline Godwin is desperate. Her father has lost a fortune at cards and is bed bound after a stroke. Somehow, she must raise the money within a month or lose her home. Worse, she may be forced to marry the despicable Lord Shard – her father’s creditor – to protect the family name and pay the debt. Frantic, Lady Caroline remembers being held up a few weeks ago. She makes the audacious decision to rob the handsome highwayman. But Caroline gets far more than she bargained for.

With card sharps, traitors, and the militia to worry about, Gabriel and Caroline find danger ever present. He is determined to keep her safe throughout, no matter what it takes!

Publisher’s Note: This suspensful romance contains elements of power exchange, and explicitly described sexual encounters.



The MacKinnon’s Bride

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The Highland Brides Book 1

by Tanya Anne Crosby

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From a New York Times Bestselling Author, The MacKinnon’s Bride brings us love, honor, suspense, passion–all the good things we love in a Highlander Romance.

When laird Iain MacKinnon’s young son is captured by the English, the fierce Scottish chieftain retaliates in kind, capturing the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his boy’s return. Fiercely loyal to kin, Iain never imagines a father can deny his child–or that he will become Page FitzSimon’s savior. “Keep her, or kill her!” FitzSimon proclaims when Iain forces his hand. What can a good lad do, but take the lass home. Even as Page blames her reluctant champion for welching on a bargain with her father, she suspects the truth… the shadows hold secrets… and danger.

Now only love can save MacKinnon’s fiery new bride.

Romantic Times Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! and a K.I.S.S. AWARD

“THE MACKINNON’S BRIDE will remain in your heart long after the last page is turned.” – RT Book Reviews

“A fun tale of intrigue … in Medieval Scotland.” – The AtlantaConstitution

“Tanya Anne Crosby writes remarkable love stories.” -New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Kleypas



Ghost Dance

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Time Dance Book 1

by E.B. Brown

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E.B. Brown draws readers back into her Time Walkers world with this first volume in the Time Dance series. This captivating tale of two lovers unfolds in seventeenth century Virginia, following Emmy and Daniel through danger, death, and heartbreak in a time when the English ruled over the scattered remains of the Powhatan Empire. 

GHOST DANCE

She was his beginning, his life, and his end. And she did not know it yet.

 
 

Daniel is the orphaned son of a Powhatan warrior, born in seventeenth century Jamestown. When he is injured in the Battle of Bloody Run and left for dead, he wakes in the care of a young woman named Emmy. As she nurses him back to health, he soon realizes that she is from another time – and that she is the Time Walker his enemies have been searching for.Emmy is a reluctant Time Walker, sent to 1656 Virginia on her mother’s dying command. She prepares for her journey to the past as much as any modern woman could, but soon she realizes that the ancient blood running through her veins makes her a target for danger no matter what time she is in. Daniel is a complication she did not expect – a man who is tangled in her heart and her history in a way that can never be undone.

In a time when settlers flooded the New World under the rule of English Kings and the First People fought to keep their way of life, an alliance between Daniel and Emmy is not easily achieved. Yet as their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate and circumstance, they realize they must trust each other if they hope to survive what the history books have already written.

 
Ghost Dance is the first volume in the Time Dance series.

Recommended Reading Order:
  1. Ghost Dance
  2. Season of Exile
  3. Through the Valley
  4. Song of Sunrise


Congratulations Cecelia Mecca 

for your spot as a semi-finalist in the

Kindle Book Review Awards

(romance category) for

The Thief’s Countess!

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A thief turned reluctant protector… A countess who resents but can’t resist him…

The Reiver
Sir Geoffrey has dedicated his life to exacting revenge on the men who killed his parents and stole his birthright. The son of a baron, he has been reduced to stealing the resources he needs to reclaim his family legacy. Just when he’s on the verge of success, his uncle asks him to put his plans on hold to help protect a wealthy countess. It’s a distraction Geoffrey resents, even more so when he meets Lady Sara. The gorgeous, complicated and alluring lady is everything he’d want in a woman–and everything he can’t have.

The Countess
With her betrothed coming to claim her hand in marriage and a distant cousin intent on usurping her earldom, Lady Sara Caiser feels beset by controlling men including two lawless border reivers who serve as her protectors. Despite her misgivings, an undeniable attraction pulls her into Sir Geoffrey’s arms. The man is more dangerous than she believed, for he’s noble, caring and sinfully attractive. As the threats against her continue to mount, Sara must decide what’s more important–her duty or her heart.

My Thoughts:

This is a well written first full length romance debut by Cecelia Mecca.
I read the prequel novella but failed to enjoy it with nearly the intensity of this full length book.
Our heroine is on the verge of an arranged marriage to save herself and her recently deceased father’s holdings.

Our hero is a displaced nobleman, turned reiver due to his dire circumstances.
Sara takes an instant dislike to Geoffrey.
Will her feelings change? If she does will it lead to an uncommon love between these heretofore strangers?
In this, the debut full length novel by Cecilia Mecca we find a young countess who has been betrothed by the king to a man who is unknown to her.
This is a well written book situated in medieval Scotland along the borders and is so much more enjoyable than the prequel novella.
Sara is a young countess who strives to do her King’s bidding by marrying a man she has never met instead of the man sent to assure her safety. Geoffrey is the man sent to keep her safe and in spite of their almost instant dislike for each other or maybe because it that enmity turns to passion and finally to love.
I enjoyed this book with it’s surprising outcome. Ms Mecca has written a surprisingly good story with unforgettable and well developed characters.
I would give this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this title to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book for which I have voluntarily left this review.

About The Author:

61gs669SGjL__UX250_Cecelia Mecca is the author of medieval romance including the Border Series.

Born and raised in Northeast, Pennsylvania, Cecelia spent fifteen years as an 8th grade ELA teacher and currently works as a curriculum specialist by day, small business owner by night and romance author when most people are sleeping. She has always loved both romance and all things medieval, so when introduced to the likes of Kathleen Woodiwiss and Jude Devereux, it was the start of a 20+ year love affair.

Although she began a manuscript in college, it would be a degree in Education/English, two children, a PhD in Curriculum, two jobs and a marketing business later before she resumed the story which became The Thief’s Countess. The Border Series is a labor of love which she’s excited to share with historical romance readers.

An unapologetic fantasy geek, she discovered Frodo in middle school and is still awed by Tolkien’s talent. When not reading romance she is learning the fate of Rand al’Thor and waiting anxiously for Winds of Winter. On a typical day, Cecelia is immersed either in the world of Waryn (Border Series) or is scoping out the next epic historical on Netflix.

 

The Thief’s Countess, set in 13th century Northumbria, is the first book in a historical romance series. If you like strong female heroines, alpha male types, and sizzling romance, you’ll love the first full-length installment of the Border Series. Transport yourself to the medieval world of The Thief’s Countess today!

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Look for the release of the newest book in this series,

The Chief’s Maiden

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Border Series Book 2

coming September 14th

A Scottish chief. An English lady. 

Their forbidden love threatens to destroy them both.

The Chief

 

The Scottish king gives Toren Kerr a dangerous but important mission—kill the English Warden. The man’s rumored corruption threatens to destroy the fragile peace along the border, and Toren reluctantly agrees to do his duty. When he travels to England to participate in the Tournament of the North as a cover for his mission, the last thing he expects is to find love, but he’s immediately drawn to a beautiful, mysterious Englishwoman. . . only to discover she’s the warden’s daughter.

The Captive

Books are Lady Juliette Hallington’s escape from her sheltered life. Tales of romance are her favorite, and they’ve convinced her there’s only one reason to marry: love. When her protective father agrees to send her to the tournament with no guardian other than her married best friend, she recognizes her chance to avoid an arranged marriage. But after meeting Toren, Juliette begins to realize real life is more complicated than tales of love—and the very thing she wants most might consume everything she holds dear.



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