Thirsty For Romance Thursday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews

Publisher’s Description:

Steamy romance sizzles between a resurrected earl and his repentant bride in USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran’s latest historical romance.


Liam Devaliant, Lord Lockwood, was born into a charmed life. Charismatic, powerful, and wild, he had the world at his feet—and one woman as his aim. His wedding to Anna was meant to be his greatest triumph. Instead, in a single moment, a wicked conspiracy robbed him of his future and freedom. …


Four years later, Liam has returned from death with plans for revenge. Standing in his way, though, is his long-absent bride. Once, he adored Anna’s courage. Now it seems like a curse, for Anna refuses to fear or forget him. If she can’t win back Liam’s love, then she means at least to save his soul…no matter the cost.

My Thoughts:

This is another page turning must read by Meredith Duran!

The Sins of Lord Lockwood is book # 6 in the Rules For The Reckless series and the second one I have read in this series Both books were amazingly well thought out with strong characters and page turning storylines.

Liam Devaliant, Lord Lockwood, had just married the woman he had set his cap for but instead of the joyous occasion it should have been it turns disastrous. Liam’s cousin, Stephen carries out a plot to make our young Earl disappear. He has him abducted and sent to a penal colony where he is beaten and imprisoned. Liam’s identity and all that is dear to him is taken away but he finds a way to eventually escape and return home.

Anna, Liam’s wife thinks he has purposely abandoned her., while Stephen, his cousin, insists that Liam is dead. If Anna will have him declared dead Stephen will inherit the title and all that Liam holds dear.

Four years later Liam’s returns and Anna, after discovering his return comes to London to join her husband. She is a most unwelcome surprise.

Will Liam be forthcoming about the lost time between them?

Will Anna forgive his forced absence and can these two find their way back to each other?

I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 4.5 of 5.0 flames. Although he is haunted by the last four years, Liam wants his wife in every way but doesn’t want her to see his scars.

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

About Meredith Duran:

A1Q8q85lcdL._UX250_MEREDITH DURAN blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history.

She is the author of eleven novels, all published by Pocket Books.

Her debut, The Duke of Shadows, has been translated into thirteen languages and together with her sophomore book, Bound by Your Touch, was ranked among the top 100 romances of all time in the 2010 All About Romance poll.

Her other books include RITA award winner Fool Me Twice; Wicked Becomes You, which was included on Woman’s World list of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010; and her February 2017 release, A Lady’s Code of Misconduct, which received a starred review from Kirkus: “This book weaves its spell so thoroughly that the most fortunate reader will be the one who has time to read the entire thing in one sitting.”

The Rules For The Reckless Series:

  1. Your Wicked Heart – Prequel Novella
  2. That Scandalous Summer- Book #1
  3. Fool Me Twice – Book #2
  4. Lady Be Good – Book # 3
  5. Luck Be a Lady – Book #4
  6. A Lady’s Code of Misconduct – Book #5
  7. The Sins of Lord Lockwood – Book #6


Dying For A Duke


The Regency Romance Mysteries Book 1

by Emma V. Leech

Paperback: 278 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

1st edition (August 2, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1973917602

ISBN-13: 978-1973917601

File Size: 3757 KB

Print Length: 280 pages

Publication Date: July 24, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Digital List Price: $3.85

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Publisher’s Description:

Straight-laced, imperious and morally rigid, Benedict Rutland – the darkly handsome Earl of Rothay – gained his title too young. Responsible for a large family of younger siblings that his frivolous parents have brought to bankruptcy, his youth was spent clawing back the family fortunes.

Now a man in his prime and financially secure he is betrothed to a strict, sensible and cool-headed woman who will never upset the balance of his life or disturb his emotions … 

But then Miss Skeffington-Fox arrives.

Brought up solely by her rake of a step-father, Benedict is scandalised by everything about the dashing Miss.

But as family members in line for the dukedom begin to die at an alarming rate, all fingers point at Benedict, and Miss Skeffington-Fox may be the only one who can save him.



An Intriguing murder mystery and romance set in Regency era England!

Emma V. Leech is proving herself a superb author not only in the realm of fantasy and paranormal romance but also in regency romance and historical fiction and has sealed the deal with Dying for a Duke, adding a twisting plot with a good old fashioned whodunnit to the delight of this murder mystery fan. A definite must read for both historical fiction romance and murder mystery readers! – Lady Bookapple Blog

The Key to Erebus


The French Vampire Legend Book 1

by Emma V. Leech

Series: Les Corbeaux: The French Vampire Legend

Paperback: 616 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

2nd edition (April 24, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1545392838

ISBN-13: 978-1545392836

File Size: 3602 KB

Print Length: 618 pages

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Digital List Price: $3.67

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Publisher’s Description:

The truth can kill you.

Taken away as a small child, from a life where vampires, the Fae, and other mythical creatures are real and treacherous, the beautiful young witch, Jéhenne Corbeaux, is totally unprepared when she returns to rural France to live with her eccentric Grandmother.

Protected, sheltered, and lied to her whole life, Jéhenne doesn’t know who to trust. Her strange and powerful grandmother? Handsome shifter Felix, or perhaps a powerful vampire whose first instinct is to kill her?

Thrown headlong into this frightening world, she seeks to learn the truth about herself and is forced to trust her own instincts rather than take anything at face value. Along the way she uncovers secrets more shocking than anything she could ever have imagined and finds that she is by no means powerless to protect the ones she loves.

Yet despite her Gran’s dire warnings, she is inexorably drawn to the dark and terrifying figure of Corvus, an ancient vampire and Master of the vast Albinus family.

Jéhenne is about to find her answers and discover that, not only is Corvus far more dangerous than she could ever imagine, but that he holds much more than the key to her heart …



About The Author:

6903961Emma V Leech is the award-winning author of four series with many more to come!

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Historical ‘Regency’ Romance. Sexy, tumultuous and desperately romantic, Rogues and Gentlemen will have you wishing for your own pirate, smuggler, Earl or Duke to carry you off into the past.


Historical Romantic Suspense. If you prefer your Regency Romance with a little dash of mystery and murder, these are the books for you. Dashing heroes and wicked villains abound, and of course, a plucky heroine who won’t sit about looking ornamental until she’s rescued


Paranormal Romance. This is a dramatic and heart-wrenching story of courage and sacrifice and a love that nothing … not even time, can tear apart.


Paranormal Romance. With close to sixteen million online reads to date the award-winning Dark Series is one of Emma’s most successful works. An epic saga set between modern-day France and the Fae Lands – a historic version of our own world, where only love is more powerful than magic.

As an accomplished romance author, Emma won the world’s largest online writing competition ‘The Wattys’ two years running, first with The Darkest Night, and then with her short story, A Dark Imperfection, A Les Fées Novella. Her third published novel, The Dark Prince has been touted as one of The Top 50 Self Published Books Worth Reading in 2015 and is #2 on the list of the Top 50 Indie Books in 2015 as well as being hailed as “An enchanting fantasy with a likeable heroine, romantic intrigue, and clever narrative flourishes.” by Kirkus Reviews.

Emma’s novels have garnered attention worldwide, and fans who continue to clamour for more through email, Facebook, and Twitter.
When she’s not writing she strives to live as far from the real world as possible. but otherwise, she can be found in Darkest Dordogne, South West France with her husband, three children, assorted cats and a wild imagination for Emma’s reader’s group for more info and free stories

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