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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Once Upon a Duke

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12 Dukes of Christmas Book 1

by Erica Ridley

File Size: 5098 KB

Print Length: 169 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: WebMotion

Publication Date: October 9, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07FFLMCSF

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Synopsis:

Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past…

Due to the terms of an estranged relative’s will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he’ll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won’t rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he’d left behind…

Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he’s back—and they both know he won’t stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core?

The Twelve Dukes of Christmas is a laugh-out-loud historical romance series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this Erica Ridley book which was loosely based on A Christmas Carol.
Benjamin had an excellent reason for disliking Christmas. Both of his parents had died on that illustrious holiday. The only reason Benjamin has returned to Cressmouth is to retrieve his mother’s locket that his grandfather had taken from Jim five years ago and refused to return.
Noelle like all of the residents of this town that celebrated Christmas year round loved the holiday and it’s spirit.
She loved Benjamin too but wanted to hate this man who had left her and Cressmouth behind.
Will these two continue to be at odds or could they give their love a second chance?
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.0 of 5.0 flames. There isn’t an abundance of intimacy between our hero and heroine in this heartwarming story but it is an essential part of this story.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title to read from the author.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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Releases November 27th, 2018

A Night of Angels

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A Magical Holiday Collection

by Maggi Andersen, Mary Lancaster, Chasity Bowlin, 

Meara Platt, Alexa Aston, Anna Markland, 

Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Lynn Winchester,  & Avril Borthiry

File Size: 4825 KB

Print Length: 51 pages

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date: November 27, 2018; 1st edition

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07HFG8VK8

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Enjoy a holiday collection from some of your very favorite Dragonblade Publishing authors in this collection of never-before published tales!

From the bedecked halls of Regency England to the cold and crisp air of Medieval England, and everything in between, welcome to the magic of a holiday collection that will bring the joy of the season into your heart and into your home. Nine USA Today or Internationally bestselling authors bring you their twist on the holidays using some of your favorite characters in A NIGHT OF ANGELS.

This collection includes:

Eleanor FitzHerbert’s Christmas Miracle by Maggi Andersen – Childless widow, Eleanor Fitzherbert has resigned herself to a life alone, because most unmarried gentlemen wish for an heir. But after a young sweep gets stuck in the Duke of Broadstairs’ chimney, and a handsome viscount comes to his rescue, surprising things begin to happen.

Wicked Christmas by Mary Lancaster – Mystery, murder and the miracle of new love – it’s Christmas in Blackhaven! During a magical Christmas, Blackhaven welcomes a new birth and catches a murderer – and Dr. Lampton encounters the wonder and pain of an impossible new love

A Midnight Clear by Chasity Bowlin – Stranded together by a freak winter storm, Sarah, the Dowager Viscountess Vale, must finally face her long buried feelings for Branson, the brother of her late husband. Can their secret feelings overcome years of animosity?

If You Wished For Me by Meara Platt – Two hearts meant to be together, one secret keeping them apart. Is William Farthingale just the man to bring Meggie Cameron the Christmas miracle she needs?

Season of Honor by Alexa Aston – In the midst of celebrating their first Christmas together, Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort are summoned to their stables, where a young woman is about to give birth on the most holy of all nights. Will her baby be the Christmas miracle a couple at Kinwick longs for?

The Viking’s Gift by Anna Markland – A heartwarming Yuletide story set in medieval England before the Norman Conquest. A Viking saves the woman he loves from the wrath of a vengeful king.

Father’s Day by Elizabeth Ellen Carter – Privateer Captain Kit Hardacre is persuaded to learn more about his family. At the same time, Naval veteran and retired spy Adam Hardacre learns he has a son he never knew existed. Both reluctant, father and son must find mutual ground on which to come to terms with the past.

A Joyful Song by Lynn Winchester – Seamus MacAdams needs a miracle–a woman who will love him as much as he’ll love her. Joy Song is new in town and not looking for love, but it isn’t long before love finds her in the form of a man in need of help, just in time for Christmas.

A Sprig of White Heather by Avril Borthiry – A crusader knight, thousands of miles from his home in the Highlands, and the young wife he left behind, soon to give birth to his child. In this adaptation of an ancient legend, a token of eternal love gives hope and comfort to a family at Christmastide.

From Dragonblade to you, we wish you a very happy holiday season!



Lizzie’s Earl

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Sexy Regency Romance

The Heir and a Spare Book 3

by Fiona Miers

File Size: 2283 KB

Print Length: 163 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01LWKVKJ9

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Synopsis:

A lovely young widow seeks a quiet gentleman, but finds a handsome rakehell instead.

Lizzie Symmons is newly widowed, with an estate and a comfortable income. But she’s off to London to find a gentleman who will give her the family she so desperately craves. She knows just the kind of man she wants–gentle, studious, preferring the quiet of country life and horses to the hubbub of town. 

Lord Rupert Willoughby is a second son, the spare to his brother, the Earl of Sweeting, and a rakehell to the ton’s bored wives and widows. However, after five daughters, the Countess of Sweeting is done trying to bear an heir. It is now up to Rupert to produce the next Earl. To do so, he must marry, a prospect he loathes.

Rupert plans to find a biddable lady he can wed, bed, and leave in the country, while he carries on with his carefree life in London. But then he meets Lizzie. She sets Rupert’s body alight, but worse than that, she inspires goodness in him, makes him yearn for the heart and hearth his friends have attained.

Will Lizzie steal the rogue’s heart, so the next Earl is conceived in love? Or will Rupert’s stubbornness drive her to find another man?

Don’t miss another tender, sensuous Regency romance–get your copy of Lizzie’s Earl today!



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