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A Kiss for Miss Kingsley

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A Waltz with a Rogue Book 1

by Collette Cameron

File Size: 1384 KB

Print Length: 160 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Blue Rose Romance

2nd edition (December 21, 2014)

Publication Date: December 21, 2014

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Language: English

ASIN: B00QSNVG1K

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Publisher’s Description:

Can a beautiful spinster trust love again? Especially if the same man asks?

Olivia Kingsley didn’t expect to fall in love and receive a secret marriage proposal two weeks into her first Season. However, one dance with Allen Wimpleton and her fate is sealed. Or so she thinks until her eccentric and ailing father announces he’s moving the family to the Caribbean for a year. Distraught at her leaving, and unaware of her father’s ill health, Allen demands she choose–him or her father.

Heartbroken at Allen’s callousness, but thankful he’s revealed his true nature before she married him, Olivia turns her back on their love. The year becomes three, enough time for her broken heart to heal, and after her father dies, Olivia returns to England. Coming face to face with an embittered Allen, she realizes she never purged him from her heart, and once again the flames of passion ignite. But is it too late for their love?

Caution: 

This humorous historical Regency romance contains a dashing, pessimistic rogue, a strong-minded heroine with a temperament as fiery as her red hair, an audacious aunt who says precisely what she thinks, and an uppity villainness who gets her comeuppance at last.

Buy this 1st installment in the Waltz with a Rogue Historical Regency romances series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can’t put down.

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES

  1. A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book 1)
  2. Bride of Falcon (Book 2)
  3. Her Scandalous Wish (Book 3)
  4. To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart (Book 4)
  5. The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager (Book 5)

Be sure to check out TRIUMPH AND TREASURE (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series) the book that inspired the A Waltz with a Rogue Series.



A NEW RELEASE NOVELLA

FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Mistletoe Masquerade

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A Ridlington Christmas Novella

by Sahara Kelly

File Size: 308 KB

Print Length: 193 pages

Publisher: SK Private Label Publications

Publication Date: December 14, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B076NVLYM2

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Butlers did not, in the general way of things, threaten titled guests. But then again, he wasn’t sure if butlers were inappropriately touched by titled guests that often. He sighed.
Being a butler was turning out to be quite a bit more complicated than he’d anticipated…

Paul DeVoreaux, the Inchworthy hunting box, near Pineneedle Drift, December 1814

They’re not butler or housekeeper; in fact, they’re not servants at all. Yet that is the pretense they must observe if their real identities and their whereabouts are to remain a secret.
For Paul DeVoreaux and Harriet Selkirk, fleeing London and the Ton is the best and safest idea at this particular time in their lives. A small hunting box in December is an even better one. Or so they think. 
Thrust into the roles for which they are ill-prepared, Paul becomes a surprisingly effective butler, and Harriet assumes the role of housekeeper to the best of her ability. The arriving house party seems to find nothing amiss, and the seasonal revelries begin.
Unfortunately, the guests are nothing if not frisky, and Paul and Harriet find themselves forced into yet another masquerade. 
But this one isn’t quite as simple as donning a lace cap, or answering the front door…

A Ridlington Christmas Novella – A stand-alone holiday romance featuring characters introduced in the “Six Pearls of Baron Ridlington” series by Sahara Kelly. Please check the Amazon page devoted to these books for more details.


The Mistletoe Marquess

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A Risqué Regency Romance

by Sahara Kelly

File Size: 2586 KB

Print Length: 165 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1541214528

Publisher: SK Private Label Publications

Publication Date: December 12, 2016

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Language: English

ASIN: B01LXR8JO9

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A Christmas obligation, a wreath of mistletoe, and Reid Chillendale has to find a bride or break with centuries of tradition. His family is responsible for the ale reputed to be the best in England and Reid’s heart lies in brewing not wooing. Until one wintery night when his world is turned upside down by a snow-laden branch and a woman who smells of spring. 

Lady Prudence Eldridge has come to Chillendale Village with her cousin, and really didn’t expect to find astounding passion flat on his back at her feet. She’s ready, willing and intrigued by this kind man who is so much more than he might appear. His clothes mark him as a gentleman – when he removes them he’s anything but!

There are Christmas Fêtes for the children and a Mistletoe Ball for the adults. There will be carols sung, there will be naked frolicking in the snow, and there will be surprise romances. There will most likely be a Christmas pudding or two for good measure. Reid and Prudence may have found each other, but keeping each other may be a bit more of a Christmas challenge…

About The Author:

Happiness is…

Books, books, books and books. And a gin and tonic (Bombay Sapphire if you have it!).

Of course there are other things in my world – a husband of over thirty years, a grown61SPy+latlL._UX250_ son, family and two adorable cats. But my professional life is focused on writing, and has been for more years than I care to recall. As an ex-Brit, my love of the written word crossed the Atlantic with me and stuck to my side, urging me to write, to publish and finally to become an Independent author in control of her career. It’s a wonderful roller-coaster and I can’t wait to see what’s around the next curve!



Let’s Revisit An Earlier

Holiday Anthology Review!

Dashing All the Way

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A Christmas Anthology

by Celeste Bradley, Eva Devon,

Elizabeth Essex, & Heather Snow

File Size: 1812 KB

Print Length: 438 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: ERB Publishing, LLC 

Publication Date: October 26, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B076NDCGB6

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Best-selling and critically acclaimed historical romance authors Celeste Bradley, Eva Devon, Elizabeth Essex and Heather Snow heat up this Christmas with four never-before-released novellas guaranteed to make your holiday season merry and bright.

“A Rake for Christmas” by Eva Devon

Lady Evangeline Pennyworth is done with being a wallflower and turns to London’s most notorious rake, demanding he teach her how to be desirable. After witnessing the love of his parents devolve into pain and anger, Anthony Basingstoke has vowed never to be swept away by passion, even if he finds himself taken by this wallflower in a way he’s never been before. Only a Christmas miracle will make true love a gift that will last forever.

My Thoughts:

This story is just what it seem, a Holiday romance of a wallflower and a rake.

The story is woven around holiday revelry and a man who has steered clear of love because of the disastrous marriage of his parents.

I gave this mostly sweet regency 4 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. This story was enjoyable but pretty much predictable.

“Up on the Rooftops” by Elizabeth Essex

Mischievous widow Caledonia Bowmont longs for London’s Christmas cheer, but a string of jewel thefts has brought the festive season to a standstill—and Society accuses the Scottish Wraith, Tobias McTavish. Toby is determined to clear his name and reclaim the life he’s built, so with Cally’s help, he heads up on the rooftops to trap the thief. Will they stop the high-carat crime, or find the hidden gem of lasting love instead?

My Thoughts:

I have read other works by this author and have found them all compelling.

Cally is sure she knows the identity of the thief, but it’s not who she thinks it is.

Toby once was known as the Scottish Wraith but he reformed and came back from war a hero. Now someone is mimicking his old crimes and has managed to get society to think him a thief once more.

Can Cally and Toby prove his innocence?

I gave this tale 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. It, too isn’t strictly a holiday romance but a mystery woven around the season.

“The Very Debonair Lady Claire” by Heather Snow

When Claire Barton’s twin is murdered, she takes his place in the War Department to flush out his killer. Her ruse works perfectly—until the man who once broke her heart becomes her new spymaster. The worst mistake of Andrew Sedgewick’s life was walking away from Claire that Christmas six years ago. Now that he’s found her again, he doesn’t intend to let her go—if they both survive this holiday season.

My Thoughts:

This was my first time reading anything by this author and I was pleasantly surprised.

This story is much more than a holiday romance with murder being it’s true essence.

When Claire Barton’s twin brother is fatally stabbed she conveniences her family friend who is his superior in the War Department to let her masquerade as her brother and take his place. After all she has been the one solving the coded messages all along.

Andrew is appointed to oversee the department when it’s head man is also murdered. Imagine his surprise when he discovers Claire disguised as her brother. He had let his friend scare him away from his sister six years ago, but now that he has found her he will not leave her again or will he let the circumstances chase him away again?

I found this the most compelling of the four stories in this anthology.

I gave this novella 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames. There is only one very intimate scene but it truly heats up the pages.

“A Liar Under the Mistletoe” by Celeste Bradley

Fearless Amie Jackham doesn’t attend balls to dance, she’s there for the thrill of robbing the lockboxes of the unscrupulous. With the notorious Vixen still at large, Liar’s Club spy Lord Elliot Hughes is taking the opportunity to clean out a few lockboxes for the good of Crown and Country—and leaving the Vixen’s trademark lacy handkerchief behind.
Thief and spy can’t resist each other in this sexy, catch-me-if-you-can Liar’s Club holiday novella.

My Thoughts:

Who is the thief known as the Vixen? Is it Amie or Elliot or someone else entirely?

This is another well written tale by one of my favorite authors.

Will the actual culprit be found out or will these thefts lead to a very different ending?

I gave this novella 4.5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 2.75 of 5.0 flames. This is another mystery of sorts woven around the holiday season.

I gave this collection an overall rating of 4.5 stars. I have rated each one individually above.

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



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