MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The White Lily
Vampire Blood Book #3
by Juliette Cross
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Print Length: 326 pages
**Publication Date: October 23, 2017**
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Being the fairest one of all comes at a high price…
To the north of the Varis empire, a mysterious faction spreads propaganda against the vampire monarchy. Friedrich Volya, the Duke of Winter Hill, seeks to discover who they are before his uncle finds them first. King Dominik will punish the traitors with brutal force.
Local schoolteacher, the raven-haired Brennalyn, is on her own mission—to spy on the duke and discover what she can for the Black Lily. She longs to help the commonwealth and bring justice to the many orphans left behind from the ravages of the blood madness, like the children she lovingly keeps in her care. What she doesn’t plan for is the heart-pounding attraction she feels for the duke, enemy to the Black Lily.
But when Brennalyn’s secret puts her life and the life of her children in danger, Friedrich steps in as her protector, she finds out there’s more to the duke than she thought.
So far in this series we have had fairytale takes on Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and now Snow White.
This newest book of this series is lightly based on Snow White. Instead of seven dwarfs we have seven orphaned children, the most endearing one to me is Izzy who we have already met briefly in one of the prior books. She is a star and a scene stealer with her speech impediment. and her trusting nature.
Friedrich Volya, the Duke of Winter Hill is not like his father before him or his cruel uncle. He actually sides with the faction of the Black Lily, fully supporting their cause.
Local schoolteacher, Brennalyn is trying very hard to discover what she can for the Black Lily. She has no idea that Friedrich, a Vampire Duke, is also on their side, after all aren’t almost all Vampires their enemy.
After they discover that they have the cause of the Black Lily in common will these two prior enemies come together and profess their love and devotion to not only their mutual cause but each other?
I gave this third book in this series 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a high sensual rating of 4.5 of 5.0 flames. The intimacy between this hero and heroine literally burns.
This wonderfully written book is a page turner and one for the keeper shelves.
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.
Juliette lives in lush, moss-laden Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona.
Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance, she loves reading and writing brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes.
From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own
The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell
Scandalous House of Calydon Series Book 2
by Stacy Reid
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With a longing for adventure, the last thing Phillipa Peppiwell wants is to marry. After a painful betrayal by a man she trusted, she is wary when she unwittingly catches the attention of roguishly handsome – and sinfully tempting – Lord Anthony Thornton. Forbidden desires she secretly yearns for threaten to crumble her icy facade and reveal a past scandal best kept buried.
Dissatisfied with his empty life, Lord Anthony seeks a deep and lasting connection… and finds himself intrigued by the Ice Maiden of the haute monde. Undaunted by Phillipa’s aloof nature and her distaste for the idea of matrimony, he sets out to thaw the bewitching beauty by enticing her with adventures of the most sensual type. But he, too, hides a scandalous secret… and if it’s discovered it could rip them apart.
Genre: Historical Romance
Rating: Adult for detailed love scenes; also contains significant crude humor/language, mild substance use, passionate kissing, mild language, some nudity, and mild (nonsexual) violence.
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by Michelle Isenhoff
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Will Emily forego love for a chance at independence?
Emily Preston wants only to become an artist. As the nation teeters on the brink of civil war, she must wage her own battle against the restrictive ideology of her father. Women belong at home on the plantation beneath the watchful eye of a husband or father–NOT at a university. But several schools in the North have opened their doors to women. How can she make her father see just how much it means to her to study under a master?
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by Leslie Hachtel
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Furious at being used as a political pawn, the Lady Dariana defies King Henry VII by faking her own death to avoid marrying a man she has never met. Praying the king will not retaliate against her father, she seeks refuge in the forest and learns to fend for herself. When William, a warrior knight, is felled by an arrow, she saves his life and arranges his rescue before fleeing to avoid discovery.
William awakes from his injury to be told he imagined the beautiful woman in the forest. Besotted and determined to make her his own, he hunts her down and tricks her into marrying him, intent on turning her defiance into love. But even as he begins to succeed, their enemies join forces to end the marriage—even if it means that Dariana must die.
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