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MY REVIEW of

The Novellas

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A Collection 

by  Suzanna Medeiros

File Size: 5279 KB

Print Length: 374 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Suzanna Medeiros; 1st edition

Publication Date: December 10, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01N6FLTTA

 

$3.99 in E-Book

Available For Purchase at:

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Publisher’s Description:

Four previously released novellas now available in one volume.

DEAR STRANGER
At a masked ball, a jaded rake is surprised by his reaction to the one woman he should not pursue.

DANCING WITH THE DUKE
The Duke of Clarington intends to stay far away from all the young ladies and eager mamas hoping to ensnare a duke that Season. But his plan falls into tatters when he sees Charlotte Grant again for the first time in many years.

LADY HATHAWAY’S INDECENT PROPOSAL
The newly widowed Miranda Hathaway asks her former love, the Earl of Sanderson, to help her conceive a child—one whom she means to pass off as the next Hathaway heir. Miranda knows she is infertile, but her deception gives her three weeks with Sanderson. He plans to use that time to finally consign Miranda Hathaway to the past, while she hopes to build memories that will last her a lifetime.

FORBIDDEN IN FEBRUARY
Robert Milton’s very existence has proven to him that romantic entanglements are to be avoided at all costs. But then he meets Isabel Durham, and his desire for her could cost him the one thing he’s vowed never to lose—his heart.

My Thoughts:

I had read only one of this collection previously so I was in for a delightful surprise.
All four are short and sweet and still well told in spite of their length. I have heard of this author but had not read anything by her before now.
I enjoyed all four stories, but I believe Dear Stranger was my favorite.
I gave this collection 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development.

Novellas don’t lend themselves to having time for their characters to be delved into much but we are able to glean just enough to enjoy these reads.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this collection from the publisher/author via NetGalley to read.

This in no way affected my opinion of this collection of novellas which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



Loving the Marquess

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Landing a Lord Book 1

by  Suzanna Medeiros

File Size: 1170 KB

Print Length: 316 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Suzanna Medeiros; 1 edition

Publication Date: January 14, 2013

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B00B1GA9X0

Digital List Price: $2.99

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Publisher’s Description:

LOVING THE MARQUESS is book one in Suzanna Medeiros’s LANDING A LORD series.

She is on the verge of losing everything… 
To save her home and keep her two younger siblings safe, Louisa Evans must turn to the head of the family that ruined hers.

He needs an heir…
The Marquess of Overlea is starting to show signs of having inherited the same illness that killed his father and older brother. To prevent the marquisate from falling into the hands of an unscrupulous cousin, Overlea must secure an heir before that illness also claims him.

But he is determined not to be the father of that heir…
Overlea’s plan is simple—marry the practical, yet desperate, Miss Evans and hold Louisa to her promise to provide him with an heir. But he waits until after they are married to tell his wife that he intends to have another man father that heir. His careful plan becomes complicated by an almost desperate need to claim Louisa for himself and an outside threat that proves even more dangerous than his illness.

 

THE LANDING A LORD SERIES

  • Book 0.5 – Dancing with the Duke (prequel novella) 
  • Book 1 – Loving the Marquess 
  • Book 2 – Beguiling the Earl

 

About The Author:

61NlDVa+QmL._UX250_Suzanna Medeiros was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her love for the written word led her to pursue a degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Education degree, but graduated at a time when no teaching jobs were available. After working at a number of interesting places, including a federal inquiry, a youth probation office, and the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario, she decided to pursue her first love–writing.

Suzanna is married to her own hero and is the proud mother of twin daughters. She is an avowed romantic who enjoys spending her days writing love stories.

She would like to thank her parents for showing her that love at first sight and happily ever after really do exist.

You can sign up for Suzanna’s new release newsletter at http://www.suzannamedeiros.com/newsletter.



Brides of the Borders:

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Five Medieval England Scotland Romances

File Size: 6977 KB

Print Length: 2032 pages

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.; 1st edition

Publication Date: October 20, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B076MM3L6Z

Five full-length Medieval Romances from

USA Today Bestselling author Kathryn Le Veque,

including her bestselling novel THE WOLFE.

Over a thousand pages of Medieval Pagentry –

purchase this limited edition set for

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or read for free in KINDLEUNLIMITED! 

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Where England and Scotland meet among the gently rolling hills of the border, romance is born.

Powerful men and their Scottish brides come together in a limited edition bundle that is a must-have for your Le Veque library.

Delight in the drama and passion of these highly rated, full-length border romances, including:

61ONHpZwIeLThe Wolfe – An Amazon #1 Bestseller in Medieval Romance with its own KINDLE WORLD. Visit Kindle Worlds for more novels in the de Wolfe Pack saga!

Read the Epic novel that started it all…

1231 A.D. – After a nasty skirmish along the England/Scotland border at Bog Wood, a badly wounded knight has crawled off to die. 

As women from the Clan Scott fan out across the battlefield to collect the spoils of war, one woman breaks off from the pack. She is sickened by the tradition of stealing valuables off the dead and runs off to hide. In her hiding place, however, lingers the badly wounded knight. 

The young woman is frightened at first but she tends the knight and saves his life. Little does the Lady Jordan Scott know that she has just saved the life of the dreaded English knight known to her people as The Wolf…. 

Several months later, peace is proposed along the border. An English groom is offered to a Scots bride. The Lady Jordan Scott is that bride and her groom is the aged and powerful Earl of Teviot, John de Longley. When Lord de Longley sends his mighty and hated army to collect his new bride, the captain of the army personally retrieves Lady Jordan. When Jordan looks upon the fearsome English knight, she realizes there is something oddly familiar about his voice. When the man finally reveals himself, she sees that it is none other than the man whose life she saved, Sir William de Wolfe, the Scourge of the Scots.

William has never forgotten about his Scots angel. As he escorts her back to Northwood Castle to wed his liege, each passing minute sees him fall more hopelessly in love with her. Jordan comes to know the man beyond The Wolf of legend, and so the love story begins.

Join William and Jordan in a tale of true and utter devotion, of a love that bleeds beyond the boundaries of Scots and English, and where loyalty, friendship, and family bind them all together in this uncertain and political world. These are the dark days of dark times, but in the midst of a treacherous world of secrets and hatred, William and Jordan share a love that is only dreamt of.

The greatest English knight on the border meets his match in a beautiful Scottish lass. (This novel is over 800 pages, one story.)


61WtAH-h52LNighthawk – 1271 A.D. – The Wolfe’s greatest son is a man known as NIGHTHAWK.

Patrick de Wolfe is every bit his father’s son – cunning, intelligent, and ruthless. An enormous man with his father’s dark hair and his mother’s pale green eyes, he’s the man destined to lead William de Wolfe’s great legacy. He is so great, in fact, that the king has personally asked for his service, as one of the king’s personal body guards. On the eve of Patrick departing for this auspicious assignment, he finds himself caught up in a skirmish along the Scots border. 

And a prize lands in his lap that will change his destiny.

A prize in the form of a Scots captive harboring a deadly and important secret, one that could bring war and destruction upon those who shelter her. When Brighton “Bridey” de Favereux is rescued by the powerful English knight, she is taken back to the massive fortress of Questing Castle, seat of the legendary de Wolfe family. Having known nothing but hardship and cruelty her entire life, she is surprised when they are kind to her. The English, who are supposed to be her mortal enemy, are gracious and generous. For the first time, she understands that people can be kind to each other. 

And the kindest one of all is the man who saved her.

Some loves are unexpected while others are instantly realized. The love between Patrick and Brighton is something that comes from a deeper place of understanding and attraction, a powerful love that cannot be denied… but it is a love that may cost them both their very lives when Bridey’s terrible secret is uncovered.


61FzrJh-PVLGuardian of Darkness – A hero who has sworn off women reluctantly falls in love with a fiery Scottish miss.

1200 A.D. – After decades of warring between the Lairds of Kerr and Prudhoe Castle in Northumbria, a tentative peace is reached. The Lady Carington Kerr is sent to Prudhoe as a hostage to ensure her father’s good behavior, and a more reluctant hostage there never was. 

Small and dark, with emerald eyes and a luscious figure, she is as gorgeous as she is fiery. Enter Sir Creed de Reyne; a gentle giant of a man, he is, by nature, calm and wise. He is the ice to Carington’s fire. As Carington resists the attempts to keep her in her English prison, Creed is placed in charge of the captive as both jailer and protector. 

But Creed is also as reluctant a protector as she is a hostage; six months prior, he had been given the important assignment of escorting Isabella of Angoulệme from France to England as the bride of King John. Isabella, a woman-child of twelve years, was smitten with Creed from the start. When he spurned her advances, she fabricated a story of Creed’s indiscretions against her and brought the king’s wrath upon him. Creed fled to Prudhoe and straight into another assignment guarding a firebrand of a young woman. 

Creed soon discovers that Carington is far different from the petty child who would become queen and against both his judgment and his wishes, he falls for the Scots lass. Suffering through tragedy and triumph, Creed and Carington have a love that only strengthens with each passing moment. Even when 

Creed is forced to flee for his life and leave Carington behind, their only thoughts are of being together again.

With Isabella and King John closing in, Creed and Carington must fight for their very survival as two countries and a kingdom seek to separate them.


51Wrs7BLKdLThe Savage Curtain – England and Scotland come together after the Battle of Berwick as an English knight marries a Scottish maiden to secure an alliance.

1333 A.D. – At the conclusion of the English victory of Halidon Hill, King Edward appoints Stephen of Pembury the Guardian Protector of the newly captured city of Berwick. To cement this victory, he orders Stephen to marry the defeated Scottish commander’s daughter, the Lady Joselyn de Velt Seton. In a marriage meant to symbolize the English domination over the Scots, Stephen is nonetheless attracted to his new bride; a petite, raven-haired beauty with pale blue eyes. 

Joselyn is a lady with a horrific past and dark secrets of abuse. She is resistant to the marriage at first but eventually her attraction to Stephen proves too much to resist and the pair fall deeply in love. But even as their love blossoms, Scots insurgents counter attach Berwick and Stephen is taken prisoner. As the Guardian Protector of Berwick, he is a mighty prize for the Scots and his public execution has been ordered. Stephen’s old friends, Tate de Lara (Dragonblade) and Kenneth St. Hever (Island of Glass) must plot Stephen’s rescue even as Joselyn and unexpected allies launch their own rescue attempt. It’s a race against time to save Stephen from the executioner’s sword in this tale of conquest, dark secrets and everlasting love.


51iq0cOij+LBonus content: The HIghlander’s Hidden Heart – A Highlander finds forbidden love in Scotland.

As a child, Jackston Forbes made a promise to lovely – and pushy – Lizelle Menzies. 

A man of his word, Jackston never forgot that promise. Through the years of experience and growth, Jackston has become a powerful warrior, now returning to his home in the highlands to assume his place as his father’s heir. But along the way he meets a young woman who will test the strength of his vow to marry Lizelle, and when he discovers the brutal and petty woman Lizelle has become, it becomes a difficult choice for him – will he remain true to a childhood vow or will he follow his heart?

(Note: Originally published in The Forbidden Highlands collection 4/2017, this is an extended version never before published.)

Pick up your copy of some of Le Veque’s best books to date – it’s knights and brides on the Scottish Marches, with all of the full-length quality stories and romance you’ve come to expect from the #1 bestselling Medieval Romance author!



Desperate for a Duke

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Desperate and Daring Series, Book #1

by Ella J. Quince

File Size: 2631 KB

Print Length: 238 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: EJQBooks; 3rd edition

Publication Date: August 6, 2014

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B00MHY1CVS

Digital List Price: $2.99

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Publisher’s Description:

*Third Edition. New content added to the story.

Miss Heather Everly desperately needs to get married, but not just any suitor will do. Her family is harboring a dark secret and on the brink of ruin. Only the Duke of Ablehill, a man twice her age and known for his horrid disposition, can save her. He answers her letter and agrees to meet her, but the man who arrives is not the dastardly duke, but his young and handsome steward, Mr. Calder. Heather must convince Mr. Calder she can be the perfect duchess, but the more time she spends with the him, the harder it becomes to fight what her heart truly desires.

 Fallon Calder cannot believe that the beautiful and vibrant Miss Everly wishes to marry a malicious old man like the Duke of Ablehill. It’s why he must hide the shocking truth that the old is dead, and as his only heir, Fallon has taken his place. He is determined to find out all he can about her under the disguise of being his own steward, but what he doesn’t anticipate is his heart getting involved. The more he learns about her, the more certain he becomes that the only man Heather should belong to, is him.



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