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Christmas in Kilts

Christmas in Kilts_Cover

A Highland Holiday Box Set

by Bronwen Evans, May McGoldrick, Lecia Cornwall,

Lavinia Kent, & Terri Brisbin

File Size: 1656 KB
Print Length: 494 pages
Publisher: Swerve
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Sold by: Macmillan
Language: English
ASIN: B0746M7X9W


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Publisher’s Description:

Tis the season to fall in love! These five bestselling authors bring you great tiding of highlanders and romances this holiday season!

A HIGHLANDER’S HOPE by Terri Brisbin
A village harlot who would never dream she could have a different life meets a Highlander who visits for the holidays and brings with him an offer and hope.

When a snowstorm forces a charming lass hiding a broken heart to take shelter in a castle with three fine Highland lairds just days before Christmas, there’s a game afoot—who will be the first to win a kiss and maybe her heart.

She’s ready to embrace her life and future as a spinster, he’s trying to have one last hurrah before he gives into his family’s wishes and proposes marriage to his neighbor, but fate has other ideas when the lady and the Scot meet at a holiday house party in the wilds of Scotland.

What happens when a highlander finds himself stranded, maybe kidnapped, with an English lady around Christmas… maybe the mistletoe will help answer that question.

An encounter between an English officer and a desperate aunt trying to keep custody of her young niece leads to a little magic during the holidays.

My Thoughts:

A HIGHLANDER’S HOPE by Terri Brisbin
This was probably my least favorite as it was both unrealistic and somewhat predictable. I would give this novella a 3.25 of 5.0 star rating for storyline and characterization. I did like the ending though.

I am so used to Lecia’s fairytale like novels that this one was a bit of a disappointment.  The fact that the heroine already knew one of the men from her past did throw a bit of mystery into this story but it isn’t among my Lecia Cornwall favorites.
I gave this novella 3.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization.

I liked this story more than the first two. The hero isn’t really looking for love but he must marry to produce an heir. Our heroine is the sister of a friend and has loved him for a long time. She isn’t sure she can measure up to the memory of his dead wife though.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. It’s not the best this anthology has to offer though.

This novella was one of the best of this collection. Our hero is not looking to marry. He has set out on a journey to actually stop the wedding of his sister to a most unsuitable friend. Our heroine has been left almost penniless after the death of her father and the subsequent inheritance of the title to a cousin who turned her out. She is headed to the home of an uncle who has offered to take her in.
This unlikely pair find themselves stranded together and just maybe our heroine has been compromised and our hero finds himself maybe an unwilling bridegroom.
This story was well written and comical at times. I gave it 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization.

This is my favorite story with a desperate heroine who needs a way to keep custody of her precocious niece,

I gave this story 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. Will our hero be the answer to her prayers?

I always enjoy reading holiday romance. This is a good example.
I gave the collection as a whole 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storylines and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. Some of the stories had a more sensual storyline than others but none of them were overly explicit in nature.

The Authors are Sponsoring a Rafflecopter Giveaway to celebrate this release!

You can win a selection of 5 eBooks – one from each of them.

Once Forbidden by Terri Brisbin, Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall,

A Love To Remember by Bronwen Evans, Mastering the Marquess by Lavinia Kent,

Captured Dreams by May McGoldrick





Catherine and the Marquis


Bluestocking Brides Book 4

by Samantha Holt

File Size: 2702 KB

Print Length: 130 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: October 23, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B076R56ZS6

New Release Bargain Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

“For some reason, these gentlemen have a taste for freckled redheads but that last unmarried Chadwick girl will stay unmarried, mark my words. She is simply the worst of them all.” – Viscountess Charlecote.

All Catherine wants to do is look at the stars. Unfortunately, her Mama has better ideas. Being the last unmarried Chadwick sister means countless new bonnets, dresses, and meetings with eligible gentlemen. Most young debutantes would relish such opportunities but not Catherine–marriage might suit her sisters but not her.

The arrival of the new and young-enough-to-be-eligible Marquis of Thornefield does not help matters. The matriarch of the Chadwick family is determined it is fate and he will surely fall for Catherine just like every other titled gentleman has for her sisters.

Thankfully he does not seem interested in her at all.

After all, who wants to be married to such a stern, disapproving man? She has better things to think about. 

Like his strong arms, and his way with horses and his… No. Catherine is not interested in him one jot, and her mother–and apparently her sisters too–will certainly not change that.

The Series:

  1. Amelia and The Viscount
  2. Julia and the Duke
  3. Emma and the Earl
  4. Catherine and the Marquis

All of these novellas are available to read FREE with Kindle Unlimited!


Publication date: November 21, 2017

Seven Rogues for Christmas


A Historical Romance Holiday Collection

by Kirsten S. Blacketer, Dawn Brower, Samantha Holt,

Amanda Mariel, Lauren Smith, Sandra Sookoo & Em Taylor

File Size: 4200 KB

Print Length: 959 pages

Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press

Publication Date: November 21, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B0753XJ987

$0.99 in E-Book Format


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Publisher’s Description:

All a lady wants for Christmastide is a Rogue of her own… 

Seven Rogues find the love of their lives in this historical holiday collection. Follow each rogue as they learn how enticing love can be and that sometimes even the wickedest rogues can find their happy-ever-after

Jewel of Winter by Kirsten S. Blacketer When a trio of thieves arrive at her inn during a snowstorm, Jessamine must submit to their leader, Edmund. She never expected to spend Christmas as a captive.

A Wallflower’s Christmas Kiss by Dawn Brower An arranged betrothal has Lady Juliette Brooks seeking out her former childhood friend, the Duke of Kissinger to force him to honor a long ago promise. Grayson Abbot has no desire to marry, but he always keeps his word. As they race to Scotland they rediscover the joy of friendship and a passion neither planned on.

Christmas Seduction by Samantha Holt  After a rocky start to their arranged nuptials, the Duke of Fenhurst must make a success of his marriage somehow.Alex returns to his wife for Christmas to celebrate…and seduce.

How to Kiss a Rogue by Amanda Mariel Lady Natalie’s betrothal is ended and frees her to pursue the man of herd reams. During a holiday party she discovers the lord she desires in attendance. So hatches a plan to snare him.

The Rogue’s Seduction by Lauren Smith  When a darling of the ton is targeted by a man who wishes to marry her and break her spirit, she seeks the help of London’s most notorious devil in pretending that she’s already engaged. What begins as a dangerous game soon turns to seduction over a Christmas neither of them will forget.

Tamed for Christmas by Sandra Sookoo When a confirmed bachelor and a headmistress literally crash into each other at a boarding school for young ladies, an unexpected Christmas romance begins,proving love isn’t just a game for young people.

The St Nicholas Day Wager by Em Taylor When her childhood friend wins a wager against her brother for her hand in marriage, Gabriella is horrified. She knows he finds her looks hideous.Her marriage is surely doomed?

Garden of Shadows


Dark Gardens Series Book 1

by Meara Platt

Digital List Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

Danger lurks for Julia Marsden, the daughter of the late vicar of St. Lodore’s Church in the quiet village of Borrowdale.

Julia doesn’t believe in faeries or magic or dreams coming true, but odd things have been happening at the vicarage lately that cannot be explained. Her orphaned cousin, Charlie, believes in mythical creatures and claims that faeries now inhabit the vicarage’s bluebell garden. The boy also claims the faerie king, Cadeyrn, has promised to make him a prince in his kingdom and teach crippled Charlie to walk again if he will cross into the Fae realm.

As the faerie king’s influence on the boy grows stronger, another threat emerges from the boy’s uncle – Douglas Hawke, the Earl of Eastbourne, who has come to wrench him from Julia’s guardianship. Julia is determined to fight both men, but as she and the boy begin to fall under the spell of the faerie king, Julia realizes that only her love for Douglas can save them.

But is Douglas capable of loving her, even at the cost of his own life?

Kiss Me at Midnight


Ticket to Love

by Julia Blake

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Publisher’s Description:

Fall in Love in London…

A free holiday novella!
Allina Hemphill’s been (unsuccessfully) set up by her parents too many times, but when her mother’s scheming puts Blane Douglas in her sights on Christmas Eve, she finds she’s more than happy to steal a kiss under the mistletoe.

You see that “A Ticket to Love Book” on the cover of Kiss Me at Midnight? Julia has rebranded two other books, The Wedding Week and Seduction in the Snow, under this series with two brand-new, beautiful covers from Romanced by the Cover.

To celebrate, these books are on sale for 99¢ for a very limited time!


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