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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Twice as Wicked

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Wicked Secrets Book #1

by Elizabeth Bright

File Size: 1225 KB

Print Length: 311 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

Publication Date: October 9, 2017

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ASIN: B075QK1R1F

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Miss Alice Bursnell is determined to wreak revenge on Nathaniel Eastwood, Viscount Abingdon, for the seduction, ruin, and death of her beloved twin sister. But how to expose a seducer without falling prey herself? As she gets closer to Nathaniel, she finds she is in serious danger of following in her sister’s much-too-tempted footsteps. The man is nothing like the heartless rake she expected…and his kisses are truly divine. Could she be wrong about him?

When a mysterious and gorgeous woman confronts Nathaniel at a fancy ball, he suspects she has murder on her mind—his own. But the more he tries to determine who the deceptively innocent beauty is—and what she’s up to—the deeper he falls under her alluring spell. Nathaniel fears he’s in imminent danger of losing his life…or worse, his heart.

My Thoughts:

This is a well written and surprising debut novel.

Alice has been grief stricken by the death of her twin whom she lost in childbirth. Her sister was unmarried and had been ruined by an unknown gentleman. Alice suddenly is presented with a clue to the man’s identity when she is given her sister’s locket which once contained a miniature of her likeness. That is no longer the case. It now contains a miniature of a man, her sister’s lover and the cause of her death.

Determined to make the man pay, she sets her course to find him. Now, a year later she spies that face across a crowded ballroom.

Nathaniel is a shy and often clumsy gentleman. When a beauty seems to set her sites on him at his friends ball he is in shock. Then she saves his life and he in turn saves certain scaring of her. When he sees the look in her eyes though, he is certain she dislikes him for reasons unknown to him.

This convoluted and often comical tale is a winner.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. The intimacy is quite mild in this story.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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Elizabeth Bright is a writer, attorney, and mother. After spending ten years in New Orleans (yes, she survived Hurricane Katrina), she relocated to Washington, D.C. to be closer to family. When she’s not writing, arguing, or mothering, she can be found hiking in the Shenandoah or rock climbing at Great Falls.



LORDS, LAIRDS, AND LEGENDS

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MAGICAL TALES OF TIMELESS PASSION

by Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Allie Mackay & Brenda Jernigan

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Four novels of timeless romance and magic…

USA Today Bestselling and National Award-winning Authors Sue-Ellen Welfonder (writing as Allie Mackay) and Brenda Jernigan invite you on a journey to a more romantic and magical age full of passion, adventure, and legend!

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Highlander in Her Dreams by Allie Mackay…

They met through Highland Magic, can true love keep them together?

After stepping through a magical gateway, Kira Bedwell finds herself in fourteenth century Scotland, face-to-face with Aidan MacDonald, the irresistible Highlander who has visited her in dreams. As their romance transcends to reality, it will take all of their courage and will for their love to survive beyond time itself…

Aidan is a Romantic Times K.I.S.S of the Month Hero!

Christmas in Camelot by Brenda Jernigan…

The Greatest Gifts . . . Are always unexpected . . .
There was a king – King Arthur of Camelot. There was a knight – Sir Nicholas the Dragon.
There was a wager that each swore he would win . . .

Lady Noelle spies Camelot’s newest knight, the notorious Sir Nicholas the Dragon, a champion as renowned for his prowess in the beds of Camelot’s maidens as for his skill in battle. Noelle’s heart has found the man she longs for, even as her hand is promised to another. Now, as desire does battle with duty, Nicholas has only two choices–to surrender the woman he loves to another man or fight to the end to make her his own.

“A Rising Star!” ~ Romantic Times Magazine

Haunted Warrior by Allie Mackay…

If you want to visit Scotland and love hot Highland heroes, this one’s for you…

Bound by a centuries-old legacy to guard Scotland’s rugged north coast, Graeme MacGrath doesn’t have time to dally with fetching American tourists. But when Kendra Chase arrives, desire flares between them. On a secret ghost hunting mission, she soon learns that the seaside village of Pennard is more than North Sea nostalgia, peat smoke, and plaid. Renovation work threatens the veil that shields this world from the ancient, half-mythic past. MacGrath and Kendra join forces to save Pennard, but can they stop themselves from the one thing they can’t risk – falling in love?

“For those who believe in magic and love!”
~ Amazon

Black Magic by Brenda Jernigan…

Dr. Alexandria Dumont wakes up in the year 1835 and finds life is much different than she is used to. But she also finds a child who desperately needs her help to walk again, and a plantation owner, Brad Wentworth, who wants nothing to do with a doctor. When Alexandria suspects that Brad Wentworth’s mother was murdered, she will risk her life to prove who murdered his mother.

“Ms. Jernigan is a pro when it comes to foreshadowing ominous events.”
~ Detra Fitch, Huntress Book Reviews

Enjoy hours of reading pleasure with this beautiful collection of sizzling romance!

“Highly sensual and emotional romance … unforgettable!” ~ RT Book Reviews

Stand-Alone Reads … Full-length Novels … HEA … No Cliffhangers


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Lords of Love and Legends

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Magical Tales of Timeless Desire

Lord Series Book 2

by Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Allie Mackay & Brenda Jernigan

Four full-length novels of magical romance by

USA Today Bestselling and National Award-winning Authors!

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Four Magical Tales of Timeless Desire
USA Today Bestselling and National Award-winning Authors Sue-Ellen Welfonder (aka Allie Mackay) and Brenda Jernigan sweep you into a long ago world of breathtaking passion and adventure where myth and legend was real, danger abounded, and lords and ladies risked everything for love!

The Wicked Lady by Brenda Jernigan… If you like humor and a fun-filled read…this one is for you… When Trevor Claremont is blind-sided by a pickpocket, he isn’t prepared for the feisty redhead who he finds is one wicked lady.

Winter Fire by Sue-Ellen Welfonder… When a Highland lass meets a dashing stranger in an enchanted place, she gladly gives her heart – and her passion – to the lover she only knows as the Lord of Winter.

Love Only Once by Brenda Jernigan… Bitter Betrayal – Jonathan Hird wants sweet revenge on Elizabeth Trent for leaving him at the altar. After a couple of years at sea, Jonathan returns and forms the perfect plan for his revenge.

Tall, Dark, and Kilted by Allie Mackay… A roguish Highland knight and a modern American woman aren’t prepared for the passion that flares between them, or the ancient curse that would tear them apart.

Treat yourself to hours of reading enjoyment with this beautiful collection of unforgettable romance!

“An outstanding mix of history, legend, magic and love!”~ Goodreads

Stand-Alone Reads … Full-length Novels … HEA … No Cliffhangers


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

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“Welfonder brings legends and love to life.” – Fresh Fiction

USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder won Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award for her debut title, Devil in a Kilt. Since then, many of her books have been RT Award nominees, and most have received RT Top Picks and K.I.S.S. Hero Awards. She is thrilled to be an Amazon All-Star Author, and a winner of InD’Tale’s RONE Award. Her favorite reader compliment is that her stories transport them to medieval Scotland, the setting of most of her books. She is known for her strong heroines, Alpha heroes, and weaving Highland magic and humor into her tales.

Sue-Ellen also writes as Allie Mackay, penning contemporary paranormals, mostly set in the Scottish Highlands.

Welfonder Series

Return to Kintail (MacKenzies)

#1 – Only for a Knight
#2 – The Taming of Mairi MacKenzie
#3 – Winter Fire

Highland Knights (MacLeans & MacKinnons)

#1 – Knight in Her Bed
#2 – Wedding for a Knight

Regency Rendezvous (#12 of the Multi-Author Series)

A Rake Like No Other

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Allie Mackay Series

The Ravenscraig Legacy (MacDougalls & Others)

#1 – Highlander in Her Bed
#2 – Highlander in Her Dreams
#3 – Tall, Dark, and Kilted
#4 – Some Like It Kilted
#5 – Must Love Kilts

Highland Ghostbusters (MacGrath)

Haunted Warrior

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Welfonder Short Stories

Celtic Enchantment Series

#1 – Falling in Time
#2 – The Seventh Sister

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Coming Soon:

A Scandal by Any Other Name
(Scottish Regency ~ Rules of Refinement Mini-Series)

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Books co-written with Tarah Scott

The Marriage Maker ~ Scottish Regency Mini-Series

#1 – Worth of a Lady ~ Available Now!
#2 – The Marriage Wager
#3 – A Lady by Chance
#4 – How to Catch an Heiress

Edge of Yesterday – Scottish Time Travel Romance

Lions of the Black Isle – Quickie Reads

#1 – The Stolen Bride
#2 – The Convenient Bride
#3 – The Forbidden Bride
#4 – The Wicked Bride


Brenda Jernigan

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many awards – Book Seller’s Best Award, The Maggie Award, and The Holt
Medallion Award. Publisher’s Weekly said, “Brenda Jernigan writes Romance,
Adventure and Magic”

She grew up living the life of a tomboy – climbing trees, playing ball, and excluding starry-eyed romance from her daily repertoire. Brenda discovered the love of books while taking her son to Story Hour at the local library — she was hooked. She set an ambitious goal and began work on her first novel. She continued to write six more novels in rapid succession. She figured having the same birthday as Ernest Hemingway couldn’t hurt.

Her books have been printed in several languages and her last book “Southern Seduction” written under the name of Alexandria Scott was printed in Russian.
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Come by Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bkjbooks
Westerns, historical, contemporary, Romance, love stories – she writes great stories.

“Tender love story with a feisty heroine, a rugged hero and charming children. Don’t miss it!” Joan Johnston – NY Times Bestselling Author

“A passionate, witty, delightful read…filled with snappy dialogue and great characters. I couldn’t put it down. A definite keeper.” Fiona Hood-Steward

“As usual her characters are interesting, her plot action-packed, and her love story filled with conflict and emotion. A great read from a talented writer.” Rendezvous Magazine.

“Cassie Edwards’ readers are sure to find Brenda Jernigan irresistible …” Rhapsody Debut Author – Rhapsody Book club.

“Brenda Jernigan has written an emotionally touching novel that tugs the heartstrings in all the right ways. I fell in love with all the characters. This is truly a fantastic read that should be savored and enjoyed over and over again. I look forward to many more books from this wonderful author.” Jennifer Martin – Interludes Magazine.

Brenda Jernigan’s warmhearted CHRISTMAS IN CAMELOT, involving an unconventional Christmas gift and an unusual wager, contains equal parts romance, adventure and holiday magic.” Publisher’s Weekly



Six Degrees of Scandal

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by Caroline Linden

File Size: 1794 KB

Print Length: 387 pages

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: March 29, 2016

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English

ISBN: 9780062389794

ASIN: B01121SUV6

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The only thing more irresistible than scandal …

Olivia Townsend is in trouble and out of options. Pursued by a dangerous man in search of a lost treasure she doesn’t possess, she’s got only two things in her favor: her late husband’s diary, which she was never meant to see… and the man who was her first—and only—love. Losing him broke her heart, though she’s been careful to hide it for the last ten years. But when he comes to her aid and vows to stand by her, no matter what, she can’t help but hope things will be different for them this time.

Is a second chance at true love

James Weston has blamed himself for letting Olivia down when she needed him years ago, and now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe—and to win her trust again. He’s confident he can outwit the villain chasing Olivia. But being so near her again threatens to expose every secret in his heart … even those that he swore would stay hidden forever.

Editorial Reviews:

Linden’s sensuous fourth Scandalous Regency (after Love in the Time of Scandal) pairs up an independent heroine and a dependable hero.
 
Olivia Herbert and Jamie Weston meet as young children in Sussex and eventually pledge their love to one another, determined to marry. When Olivia’s father forces her to wed another man for quick financial security, both Jamie and Olivia are devastated.
 
Ten years later, Olivia is alone after the death of her husband, Henry Townsend, and is fleeing evil Viscount Clary, a man who wants her for his mistress and may have been involved in shady dealings with her deceased husband. Jamie steps in to save her from the attentions of the viscount, and their flame rekindles, but Olivia is determined to keep him at arm’s length for fear of being hurt again.
 
With Jamie’s help, Olivia discovers that she is a capable woman who can accomplish a great deal on her own and is even stronger when she and Jamie are together.
 
The gradual awakening of sensuality between Jamie and Olivia is expertly written, and the undercurrent of mystery surrounding Clary’s pursuit of Olivia propels the novel swiftly forward to its stunning conclusion. From Publishers Weekly(March 2016)

“The carefully developed characters, snappy dialogue and well-crafted plot add to the enchantment and enjoyment of the novel.” —RT Book Reviews

 
The Scandals Series:
1. Love and Other Scandals
2. It Takes a Scandal
3. Love in the Time of Scandal
4. Six Degrees of Scandal

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Scandalous

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Three Daring Charades in the Pursuit of Love

by Beverley Oakley (Beverly Eilki)

Publication Date: September 26, 2017

File Size: 6261 KB

Print Length: 852 pages

Publisher: Pronoun

Publication Date: September 26, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B0754NGRJB

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Here’s Scandalous, a box set of Beverly’s first three standalone novels, published originally by Robert Hale but now given a twist with new titles, prologues, epilogues and, generally, a complete overhaul. (I guess that’s the advantage of having five years of reader reviews to mull over.)

Three full-length Regency romances laced with mystery, intrigue and suspense.
A spoiled heiress masquerading as a shipwrecked governess, a widow with a tarnished reputation seeking her lost son, and a debutante pretending to be married… These very different Regency heroines dare everything for love!

 

LADY SARAH’S REDEMPTION

A spoiled heiress who assumes the identity of a shipwrecked governess falls in love with her employer who has dark secrets of his own.

When beautiful and high-spirited Lady Sarah Miles arrives at the grand estate of local Member of Parliament, Roland Hawthorne, to take charge of the widower’s rebellious sixteen-year-old daughter, she forms a strong attachment to the wayward Caro and brooding Roland.

Poles apart in temperament, Sarah and Roland are unexpectedly drawn to one another. While Sarah is as carefree and careless of those less fortunate than herself, her new employer is a hardworking and driven champion of the poor unfortunates sentenced to death for their part in the recent Peterloo uprising.

Roland is determined to resist the beautiful and alluring Sarah. Once a slave to the whims of his exquisite, fiery and faithless late wife, Venetia, he’s looking for marriage to a quiet, docile creature who will curb his daughter’s wayward impulses.

Sarah is determined to prove she’s everything Roland could want in a wife though she’s uncomfortably aware of her shortcomings. She’s passionate and used to getting her way. She’s also hiding a very inconvenient secret.

When Sarah unwittingly plays into the hands of an unexpected adversary who uses Caro as a pawn in a high-stakes game of revenge against Roland, Sarah must not only prove she is every bit as courageous as Roland, but risk everything she holds dear – including her love for her employer – to save Caro and redeem herself.

 LADY OLIVIA’S BUTTERFLY (Previous Title: Lady Farquhar’s Butterfly)

A beautiful widow whose reputation has been wrongly tarnished embarks upon a dangerous charade to reclaim her child, burdened by a terrible secret that threatens the future of the man with whom she accidentally falls in love.

Denied access to her child by the terms of her cruel late husband’s will, the once-dazzling debutante, Lady Olivia, orchestrates a grand charade to reclaim everything she has lost.

Freed from the shackles of her violent marriage, Olivia finds true love with Max Atherton, the man responsible for returning her son. But with the revelation that Olivia unwittingly holds the key to a dark secret that threatens the future of the honourable man who has fulfilled her heart’s desire, she is forced to choose between Max’s future, and safeguarding her son’s.

LADY ROSE’S SECRET (Previous Title: A Little Deception)

A determined debutatante who pretends to be married in order to save the family plantation is framed by a jealous adversary for a series of diamond thefts. Now she must convince the handsome rake who believes she tricked him into marriage that she is innocent

When loyal and determined Rose Chesterfield persuades London’s most eligible rake not to call in a debt that would ruin her family, she never expected marriage.

Guilty of an innocent deception to win the heart of the man who’d intended to make her his mistress, Rose is determined to prove her worth to her new husband.

But her beautiful, scheming sister-in-law Helena is intent on branding Rose an adulterous diamond thief. Will Rose succeed in persuading society – and her husband – that the truth is not what it appears?

* Regency Romance shortlisted for an Australian Romance Readers’ Award.

(New 2013 revised)

About Beverley:

Beverley Eikli (aka Oakley) & her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Homer

Beverley was seventeen when she bundled up her first 500+ page romance and sent it to a publisher. Rejection followed swiftly. Drowning one’s heroine on the last page, she was informed, was not in line with the expectations of romance readers.

So Beverley became a journalist.

After a whirlwind romance with a handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met in Botswana, Beverley discovered her “Happy Ever After”, and her first romance was published in 2009.

Since then, she’s written more than fifteen sizzling historical romances laced with mystery and intrigue under the name Beverley Oakley.

She also writes psychological historicals, and Colonial-Africa-set romantic suspense, as Beverley Eikli.

With an inspiring view of a Gothic nineteenth-century insane asylum across the road, Beverley lives north of Melbourne with her gorgeous husband, two lovely daughters and rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback, Mombo, named after the Okavango Delta safari lodge where she and her husband met.

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