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Courtlight Series Boxed Set


Books 1, 2 & 3

by Terah Edun

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Publisher’s Description:

The fantasy series that every fan of Throne of Glass and the Selection series needs to read!

This three-novel boxed set follows the adventures of Ciardis Weathervane, a girl with no future, and Sebastian Algardis, the prince heir she loves.Ciardis and Sebastian were never meant to break the chains binding his powers or upend the imperial courts, now they’re ready to shatter an empire.

This boxed set contains the first three books in the Courtlight series.

Sworn To Raise:

17-year-old Ciardis had grown up in poverty. Now chosen for a position at court,she travels across the empire to begin a new life.  To survive, she’ll need to master intrigue, befriend a crown prince, and learn to control magical abilities she never knew existed.

Sworn To Transfer:

Just when Ciardis becomes a companion trainee and saved the prince heir’s tenuous claim to the throne, humans begin to die in gruesome deaths.With enemies closing in ranks, Ciardis can’t afford to have her loyalty to court and crown called into question.  

Sworn To Conflict:

After fighting for the living dead and winning, Ciardis discovers that taking on amass murderer was the least of her problems. Now she not only is facing a war in the North, but she needs to decide where she stands in the midst of competing sides: family or empire.

A set of free fantasy books for lovers of
spellbinding romantic adventure and wonderfully crafted worlds.

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Clean Sweet Romance

Mail Order Bride Romances Book 1

by Sandee Keegan

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41ONE8g6tILAmy Barstow is a struggling actress. She has no family, no money, and no place to live. She manages to eke out a meager living off the small wages she is paid to perform in a nightly New York play. The theater is losing money however, and though she’s optimistic, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s on the streets.

When the doors are closed for good, Amy finds herself in need of a job, and quickly. Desperate to stay off the streets, she answers an ad looking for workers at a theater being started clear across the country in California.

The owner of the theater is young and attractive, but extremely bitter. He is the son of an alcoholic, and a mother who sold herself out on stage. He hates the business and all those in it, but he has to make a living too.

To make matters worse, Amy sees something in him that makes her heart take flight. Unfortunately, he is courting his beautiful but snobbish assistant, though they don’t seem to care much for each other.

Is Amy doomed to a life of solitude or will Joseph realize her true feelings before it’s too late

The Flame and the Arrow

Dark Fantasy Paranormal Romance

The Annika Brisby Series Book 1

by Emigh Cannaday

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 “Don’t do it, Annika,” he taunted. His eyes were no longer bright and charming but 51gsY3nymZLdark and intense, yet they still twinkled. He was tempting, but was he harmful?

Aspiring rock star Annika Brisby thinks she knows where her life is going until she steps through a broken portal that leaves her stranded in a fae – filled realm of fairies, shapeshifter druids, psychic vampires, and other mythical beings. Unable to return until it’s repaired, she’s rescued by wood nymphs who believe her sudden arrival is no accident. After being taken in by a prominent family of elves, Annika finds herself struggling to resist the seductive spell of their youngest son, Talvi. Equal parts arrogant and alluring, the notorious heartbreaker seems like the perfect distraction for her homesickness. Her new friends warn her that she’ll probably regret ever laying eyes on him, and what begins as a casual fling with a telepathic elf for a lover quickly burns too hot to handle. By the time Annika learns the consequences of their forbidden trysts, Talvi’s already under her skin and dangerously close to her heart. But on the journey home she discovers that there’s a mountain of secrets that he’s not telling her, and Annika can’t help wondering who’s really in danger.

You’ll enjoy this edgy & dark blend of New Adult Urban Fantasy, Romantic Suspense, and Paranormal Romance if you’re a fan of Laurell K. Hamilton, Kresley Cole, Donna Grant, Charlaine Harris, Karen Marie Moning, Jeanine Frost, J.R. Ward and Lynsay Sands.


March 07, 2017

The Pocket Watch Chronicles


A Time Travel Bundle

by Ceci Giltenan

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See My Review of Book #1 “THE POCKET WATCH” Below

A mysterious old lady and an extraordinary pocket watch offer those chosen an opportunity to travel through time in each of these four stories.

The Pocket Watch
When Maggie Mitchell, is transported to the thirteenth century Highlands will Laird Logan Carr help mend her broken heart or put it in more danger than before?

Generous, kind, and loving, Maggie nearly always puts the needs of others first. So when a mysterious elderly woman gives her an extraordinary pocket watch, telling her it’s a conduit to the past, Maggie agrees to give the watch a try, if only to disprove the woman’s delusion.

But it works.

Maggie finds herself in the thirteenth century Scottish Highlands, with a handsome warrior who clearly despises her. Her tender soul is caught between her own desire and the disaster she could cause for others. Will she find a way to resolve the trouble and return home within the allotted sixty days? Or will someone worthy earn her heart forever?

The Midwife
Can a twenty-first century independent woman find her true destiny, in thirteenth century Scotland?

At his father’s bidding, Cade MacKenzie begs a favor from Laird Macrae—Lady MacKenzie desperately needs the renowned Macrae midwife. Laird Macrae has no intention of sending his clan’s best, instead he passes off Elsie, a young woman with little experience, as the midwife they seek.

But fate—in the form of a mysterious older woman and an extraordinary pocket watch—steps in.

Once Found
Elsie thought she had found love.
The handsome young minstrel awoke her desire and his music fed her soul. But just as love was blossoming, the inconceivable happened—Elsie awoke more than seven hundred years in the future, in the body of Dr. Elizabeth Quinn.

Gabriel Soldani thought he had found love several times, only to have it slip from his grasp. In medical school he had fallen hard for Elizabeth Quinn but their careers led them in different directions. When their paths cross again, he hopes they’ve been given another chance.
There’s only one problem…the woman he’s never forgotten doesn’t remember him.

Once love is found…and then lost…can it be found again?

The Christmas Present

A Pocket Watch Novella
Faced with an empty nest, and heartbroken, Anita Lewis is given the chance to experience Christmas in another time with the help of a mysterious old woman and a pocket watch.
The gift she receives is priceless as she rediscovers the magic of Christmas in the past.

All of the Pocket Watch Chronicles are complete standalone stories and can be read in any order.

Please note, all of the Pocket Watch Chronicles are romances and all but The Pocket Watch contain at least one mildly explicit intimate scenes. If you prefer either more or less steam you might be disappointed.


The Pocket Watch


Publisher’s Description:

When Maggie Mitchell, is transported to the thirteenth century Highlands will Laird Logan Carr help mend her broken heart or put it in more danger than before?

Generous, kind, and loving, Maggie nearly always puts the needs of others first. So when a mysterious elderly woman gives her an extraordinary pocket watch, telling her it’s a conduit to the past, Maggie agrees to give the watch a try, if only to disprove the woman’s delusion.

But it works.

Maggie finds herself in the thirteenth century Scottish Highlands, with a handsome warrior who clearly despises her. Her tender soul is caught between her own desire and the disaster she could cause for others. Will she find a way to resolve the trouble and return home within the allotted sixty days? Or will someone worthy earn her heart forever?

My Thoughts:

I have only read this first book of this series, “The Pocket Watch”.  The series now contains four books and the other three are described as having at least one mildly explicit intimate scene in each story.

I know we are told up front that it contains no sex scenes. But it was maybe a little too sweet in nature with no character development or depth in storyline. It is so clean your pre-teen could read it.

It is hopeful that the other three books are better since they are said to have at least one mildly explicit intimate scene in each of them. But be warned, they are not the down and dirty type of romance we associate with today’s authors.

I gave this book 3 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating 0 of 5 flames. If you enjoyed Outlander think of this as a very short very sweet version. It is only about 170 pages.

I bought this book last September when it was a FREE Purchase special. This in no way affected my review of this title.




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How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days


by Kerrelyn Sparks


Publisher’s Description:

From the brilliant imagination of Kerrelyn Sparks comes a bold new fantasy romance series in which passion and magic collide. Behold the Embraced…

As one of the Embraced―one born with magical powers―the beautiful, innocent Luciana escaped certain death after her father hid her away on the Isle of Moon. Now, nineteen years later, her father has returned with a frightening request. He will be executed unless Luciana returns to the mainland and marries a man feared throughout the land: a terrifying brute known as the Beast.

Luciana accepts her fate and agrees to wed the Beast―Lord Leo―in order to save her father. Soon she learns that her betrothed is also one of the Embraced. With the ability to wield lightning, Leo’s immense power strikes fear into the hearts of men. . .and his mere touch can put an end to a woman’s life. But Luciana cannot deny the passion that burns between them. How can she resist the man who scorches her soul and makes her feel intoxicated with desire―even if surrendering to him could destroy them both?

My Thoughts:

Luciana sees and converses with ghosts… Leo is affected by the power of lightening.  Can these two tortured, misunderstood souls come together in a love that is one for the ages?
I really liked this read. I was amazed at how much humor was thrown into this Historical Fantasy with a paranormal aspect.
We have ghosts and magic and a whole lot more going on here. There was maybe just a bit too much going on at times for me to give this book better than a four star rating.
The humor is what grabbed my attention more than the underlying romance.
I would read and recommend this book on the humor factor alone. I laughed a great deal more than cried while reading this really good paranormal/historical romance by Kerrelyn Sparks.
It was not the first book I have read by this author and it certainly will not be the last one.
Although this book is the first book in a new series I would recommend it as a standalone title if you don’t think you want to hang around to find out what happens to the other girls introduced briefly in this the first of the series.
I gave this book 4 of 5 stars for storyline and character development. The sensual rating gets 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via Netgalley. This in no way affected my opinion of this book and  I have left this review on a voluntary basis.

About the New Series:

The Embraced is a new paranormal/fantasy romance series that is best described as Game of Thrones meets The Princess Bride.

This world has two moons, and twice a year they eclipse (or embrace). A child born on the night the moons embrace will be gifted with a supernatural power. They are called the Embraced.

Each of the five heroines is Embraced, so they all have a different kind of power. Of course, the heroes also have some awesome powers!

So what can you expect? Action, adventure, suspense, spooky stuff, shifters, dragons, elves, witches, lots of laughs, and of course, plenty of romance!

“Kerrelyn Sparks is a master storyteller and a superior world builder.” —Fresh Fiction

Book 2 of The Embraced: So I Married a Sorcerer Coming August 29, 2017!!

Click Here To Read an Excerpt

About The Author:

41xg7yfhwDL__UX250_Kerrelyn Sparks apparently has issues with reality. After writing more than a dozen books about vampires, she has now completely gone off the deep end and wound up on another planet. But how thrilling that she can share this magical new world with her readers! Although she is best known (so far) for the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list, she hopes her readers will love The Embraced as much as they did her merry band of vamps and shifters. To learn more about her paranormal, historical, and upcoming out-of-this-world fantasy romances, please visit Kerrelyn on Facebook, Twitter, or her website at

NEW RELEASE – March 1st, 2017

 The Earl’s Unexpected Journey Of Love

The Fairbanks Series – Love & Hearts

Page Count: Approx 250 pages

by Jessie Bennett

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0f53f878-bc25-44c6-8949-5e2676faadc3A pretty charitable lady just wants to help people.

An adventurous and wild young Earl not seeking a bride. He has a hidden agenda to safeguard his inheritance. Keep it a secret or risk of losing his inheritance?

Will they find an unexpected love far away from their homeland? Will they find what they are looking for on a foreign land?

Earl Joshua Allan Hershey has always loved adventure, especially his last trip, which almost cost his life on several occasions.

He’s just returned to visit friends at Worthington Manor, hoping for a rest after the harrowing journey, but his attention is immediately diverted by another lovely visitor, and he can’t seem to take his mind off her.

Although he can’t decide whether he wants to do it or not, Joshua soon finds himself volunteering to escort the lady as she travels to Africa. He oscillates between wanting to get to know her better and hoping that she’s not the same woman as all the others he’s met, but wonders if perhaps she is his chance to take possession of the inheritance he will lose if he does not wed soon.

Lady Juliette Anne Ellingham has finally achieved the dream of a lifetime, getting to do her father’s missionary work in Muambo. He has worked his whole adult life for these people, and she greatly desires to bless them in the same manner before she finds a husband with whom to settle at last. However, she never expected Africa to provide her with the finest gift imaginable.

She must first say goodbye to her beloved father, who will not be joining her for this missionary trip, and the two are extraordinarily close. It could be months before they see each other again, and a small chance that something will prevent them from ever meeting again. After all, they are traveling far and danger lurks everywhere…

Will Lord Joshua finally find the wife he desperately needs in order to claim his inheritance—and will she be as intelligent as he hopes?

Should Lady Juliette accept a marriage proposal without knowing the suitor as well as she would like—and is this her chance at true love?

Love So Hot

The Lawson Brothers Book 1

by Marquita Valentine

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Fall in love with the Lawson Brothers, a sexy, contemporary romance series from 514xyMPlmVLNew York Times Bestselling author Marquita Valentine.

LOVE SO HOT, Book One of The Lawson Brothers
Bank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine’s annual Firemen’s Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.

Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen’s Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.

Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that the only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.

~More books by NYT Bestselling Author Marquita Valentine~

Holland Springs Series:
Drive Me Crazy
Twice Tempted
Third Time’s a Charm
His Christmas Wish
Just Desserts
Not Over You
Be Mine

Boys of the South:
Live For You
Only For You
True For You
All For You
Wish For You
Burn For You
Need You Tonight

Miss Spelled

The Kitchen Witch Book 1

Witch Cozy Mystery Series

by Morgana Best

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Publisher’s Description:

Amelia Spelled has had a bad week. Her boyfriend dumps her when she inadvertently gives him 51yiPVoGLFLfood poisoning. Her workplace, a telecommunications center, fires all their staff as they are outsourcing offshore, and she is evicted due to smoke damage resulting from her failed attempts at baking. Amelia thinks her luck has changed when she inherits her estranged aunt’s store, two mysterious cats, and beautiful Victorian house.
Yet has Amelia jumped out of the frying pan into the fire? To Amelia’s dismay, the store is a cake store, and she discovers that her aunt was a witch. To add to the mix, the house has secrets of its own.
When a man is murdered in the cake store, will Amelia be able to cook up a way to solve the crime? Or will her spells prove as bad as her baking?

All Morgana Best books are clean cozy mysteries.
In The Kitchen Witch series so far:
1) Miss Spelled
2) Dizzy Spells
2) Dizzy Spells
3) Sit for A Spell
4) Spelling Mistake
5) ExSpelled
6) The Halloween Spell

Note: This is a cozy mystery, a supernatural mystery.
Miss Spelled (The Kitchen Witch Book 1) will suit readers who like witches and wizard books, supernatural mystery books, cozy crafts and hobbies mystery books, as well as books about witches.

A fun, humorous cozy mystery – with witches!

A fun mystery with great characters! – Laura Collins

A fun story! – Sheila Crone

I definitely recommend this book if you’re a fan of cozy mysteries with a touch of the supernatural! – Clare Kauter, cozy mystery author

Best selling Aussie author Morgana Best grew up leaving Tim Tams for the fairies at the bottom of her garden. Now she lives with a half-blind Chocolate Labrador who happily walks into doors, a rescue Dingo who steals zucchinis from the veggie patch, and a cat with no time for nonsense. A former college professor, Morgana enjoys big bowls of pasta, not working out, and visiting the local lighthouse, where she tries to spot the white Humpback whale.    

Recent Release

Dec. 29th, 2016

The Forgotten Wife

A Regency Romance

A Forbidden Love Novella Series Book 3

by Bree Wolf

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Publisher’s Description:

They married for love.
Now, he does not remember her.

William Everett, Earl of Harrington, cannot remember the past few years of his life.51M3bN4i43L
One moment of carelessness destroyed everything and tied him to a woman he does not recognise. Her sad eyes follow him wherever he goes, always hopeful, and every day, he does not remember her, the pain resting in those gentle eyes grows and grows.
Guilt claims William’s heart. He knows he ought to love her. But how can he love someone he doesn’t even remember?

Catherine Everett, Countess of Harrington, is devastated.
After a riding accident, her husband looks at her and sees a stranger. Gone are the years they spent together. Gone is the love that always shone in his eyes.
In its place, she sees doubt and uncertainty.
Unwilling to share her life with a husband who once loved her but now only feels the ties of obligation, Catherine risks it all and agrees to her sister’s daring plan.

Will Catherine find a way to reclaim her husband’s heart? Or is a love once lost gone forever?

Recent Release

Feb 28, 2017

An Unwelcome Proposal

A Regency Romance

A Forbidden Love Novella Series Book 4

by Bree Wolf

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Publisher’s Description:

He proposed.
She said no.
Will she regret her answer?

51aX21KXCWLAll his life, Wesley Everett has watched other men fall in love. Now, when he finally does find a woman who brings a flutter to his heart, she could not be less interested.

Christine Dansby does not believe in marriage. She has a family she adores, friends who adore her, and a wardrobe that would put the queen herself to shame. What would she need a husband for? After all, life is far too exhilarating!

Will Wesley take ‘no’ for an answer? Or will he be able to convince Christine that marriage is far from boring?
*Although each novella can be read as a stand-alone, 1 & 2 as well as 3 & 4 form a pair, following the search for love of two siblings. Therefore, I’d advise against reading them out of order.

A Forbidden Love Novella Series

#1 The Wrong Brother
#2 A Brilliant Rose
#3 The Forgotten Wife
#4 An Unwelcome Proposal

More to follow!





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Publication Date: March 07, 2017

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The Rakes of St. James

by Amelia Grey

Publisher’s Description:

Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?

The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling around London that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind–until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.

Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride in Last Night with the Duke, the first novel in the brand-new Regency Rakes of St. James series by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey.

My Thoughts:
In this the first of a new series Amelia Grey delights us with a pair of  twins making their debut on society, an unruly twelve year old girl and we throw in a Sky Terrier for good measure.
These characters add a delightfully funny nature to this wonderful love story.
Esmeralda once would have been making a debut herself had her mother not fell in love with and married an Irish Poet and consequently been disowned by her brother and the family.
Griffin, The Duke of Griffin is one of a trio of young rakish dukes. His aunt is to help bring his twin sisters out into society but she is ill. Now he needs someone to help him.
I loved this book. I have read several other offerings by this author and have enjoyed them. Amelia Grey does tend to write stories that are remarkably sweet in nature. We find only heated kisses and mild petting through most of the book but it does usually lead to one climactic love scene. This is the case with this book. There are moments of laughter and sadness to balance out the story.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5tars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary Digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I voluntarily reviewed.

The Intended

By May McGoldrick

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A Bride Abandoned
Lady Jaime Macpherson learned the meaning of betrayal on the Isle of Skye when her beloved Malcolm MacLeod wed another woman to save his inheritance. Her dreams of happiness crushed, she sought refuge in the elegant palace of the Duke of Norfolk. There, desire and intrigue mixed with the haunting music of the lute…and the duke’s treacherous son sought to make Jaime his.

A Passion Unconquered
And there Jaime would find Malcolm again, a prisoner in the castle dungeon. In the icy darkness, she learns how to love again. But with England and Scotland at war, her bold scheme to free Malcolm would imperil her own life…though her passion swept her onto a battlefield of blood and tears where only a brave and true heart could save her…

“Love triumphs in this richly romantic tale.” – Nora Roberts

“No one captures the magic and romance of the British Isles like May McGoldrick!” – Miranda Jarrett

MacFarland’s Lass

Scottish Lasses Book 1

by Glynnis Campbell

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SCOTTISH LASSES…Meet the lasses in the world of Mary Queen of Scots…Like the51sXmxPcd+L__SY445_QL70_ Scottish thistle, they’re lovely yet tough, beautiful yet prickly, and only the strongest and wisest heroes are able to elude their thorns to discover the tender blossom within.


A woman on the run…a man on the hunt. He has forty days to earn her trust. She has forty days to win his heart. They have forty days to outwit their enemies.

When Florie Gilder, the once-respected jeweler to Queen Mary, claims sanctuary in an abandoned church for a crime she didn’t commit, huntsman Rane MacFarland, a local hero of the common folk, vows to protect her. But when his overlord charges him with preventing the fugitive lass’s escape, Rane finds himself torn between duty and desire when he begins to fall for his spirited captive. And when powerful foes conspire to turn Rane and Florie against each other, they need courage, wits, and, most of all, love, to survive.

Book Details

  • A full-length novel originally published by Hachette, Inc.
  • Originally released as “Captured by Desire” under the pen name Kira Morgan
  • Revised by the author in 2014
  • R-rated for sensual passages

More Historical Romances by Glynnis Campbell
The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch
THE SHIPWRECK (a novella)

The Knights of de Ware

Medieval Outlaws

Scottish Lasses
THE OUTCAST (a novella)

California Legends

About Glynnis Campbell:

Glynnis Campbell is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure 5297historical romances set in Scotland, England, and the American West, with over a dozen books published in six languages. She has won awards in the Orange Rose, Hearts through History, and Book Buyers Best contests and was a double finalist in the Romance Writers of America RITA Awards. Her books appear in several multi-author boxed sets with such esteemed talents as Bella Andre, Marie Force, Tanya Anne Crosby, Lauren Royal, Kathryn Le Veque, Eliza Knight, and Claire Delacroix. Writing from her California home, she loves playing medieval matchmaker and transporting readers to a place where the bold heroes have endearing flaws, the women are stronger than they look, the land is lush and untamed, and chivalry is alive and well!

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Romancing the Rogue


Gothic Historical Romance Book 2

by Erica Ridley

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When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows, regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man, not a title. Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness—even if it means having to matchmake her to someone else. But now that she’s back in his life, he’ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead…

This story first appeared in the Vexed anthology.


All I Want


Dukes of War Book 8

by Erica Ridley

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He taught her to trust. He taught her to love. And then he left her behind without a word. Tonight he’s back. Whether for a moment or forever depends on the turn of a card. Twenty-one to win—or to lose it all. Their future hinges on her dealing him the right card…


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Claiming Mister Kemp


Baleful Godmother #4

by Emily Larkin

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A forbidden love…

Lucas Kemp’s twin sister died last year. He’s put aside his mourning clothes, but not his heartache. If Lucas ever needed a friend, it’s now—and who should walk in his door but Lieutenant Thomas Matlock…

Lucas and Tom are more than just best friends; they’ve been in love with each other for years. In love with each other—and pretending not to know it.

But this time, Tom’s not going to ignore the attraction between them. This time, he’s going to push the issue.

He’s going to teach Lucas how to laugh again—and he’s going to take Lucas as his lover…

My Thoughts:

This is a wonderfully written story of forbidden love. The time period is one that could have meant the certain death of the main characters had the wrong people discovered their relationship.
These men had loved each other since they were teenagers but had never expressed their feelings to one another. Probably the only reason their relationship progressed was the death of Lucas’s twin sister Julia which brought his vulnerability to light leaving Tom wanting to comfort him in his grief.
Emily Larkin has taken a very delicate subject and made it work in this story. I wanted to cry when I thought Lucas and Tom wouldn’t end up with each other.
This story is situated in times when people not only objected to, but severely punished those who dared to love someone of their own gender. It is still in our times sometimes frowned upon.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and 3.5 of 5 flames for sensuality. It is a sweetly written take on this sensitive subject and was well done.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title to read. This in no way affected my opinion and I am voluntarily leaving this review.

Unmasking Miss Appleby

Baleful Godmother Book 1

by Emily Larkin

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EmilyLarkin_UnmaskingMissAppleby800-683x1024She’s not who she seems…

On her 25th birthday, Charlotte Appleby receives a most unusual gift from the Faerie godmother she never knew she had: the ability to change shape.

Penniless and orphaned, she sets off for London to make her fortune as a man. But a position as secretary to Lord Cosgrove proves unexpectedly challenging. Someone is trying to destroy Cosgrove and his life is increasingly in jeopardy.

As Charlotte plunges into London’s backstreets and brothels at Cosgrove’s side, hunting his persecutor, she finds herself fighting for her life—and falling in love…

“Sexy, unusual, and vastly entertaining.”
~ Anna Campbell, author of the Dashing Widows series

“The best historical romance I have read all year.”
~ Rachel @ Heroes & Heartbreakers

*Desert Isle Keeper*
~ Caz @ All About Romance

Q & A with the author:

How would you describe this series?

It’s a fusion of magic and Regency England. I guess you could say it’s “Jane Austen meets Maleficent”. I hope to take readers on a journey from the glittering ballrooms of the aristocracy to the dark underbelly of Regency England – with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix.

I think the series could also be labelled Regency Noir, because it falls on the darker, grittier side of the romance fence, although each book contains humor, too. The stories are emotional, but not sweet (there’s sex, violence, and my heroes do swear rather badly at times!).

Why did you write this series?

I wanted to get my well-bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance. But I didn’t want to write a series where magic is common; I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows.

But … do magic and Regency England go together?

Definitely! Many, many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I’ve thought that Regency England and magic go very well together. Other writers think so, too. Just look at Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamourist Histories and Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

What was the catalyst for this series?

A magazine article I read in which celebrities were asked what magic power they’d choose and why. That got me thinking! (I’d choose shapeshifting, by the way.)

How would you describe your writing?

Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments.

Who would like this series?

This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the dark and sensual ‘noir’ feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really!

What order should I read the series in?

Each book, whether a novel or novella, can be read as a standalone, but many readers prefer to read them in order. And although the series is set in Regency England, a quartet of medieval novellas form the prequel.

The ideal reading order would be:

The Fey Quartet (series prequel)
Maythorn’s Wish
Hazel’s Promise
Ivy’s Choice
Larkspur’s Quest

The Baleful Godmother series
Unmasking Miss Appleby
Resisting Miss Merryweather
Trusting Miss Trentham
Claiming Mister Kemp
Ruining Miss Wrotham
Discovering Miss Dalrymple

Plus three more interlinked Baleful Godmother series to come.

Happy reading!



Historical Romance

by Parris Afton Bonds

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The Frenchman was everything Jeanette St. John detested. A mercenary, a man with no morals, a renegade. But Kitt was reckless and daring, cautious and calculating – and he was captain of one of the fastest ships on the ocean. And so she bargained with the devil – on his terms. In exchange for transporting her cotton and turning it into medical supplies and ammunition for her beloved Confederacy, she was to let him ravish her for every shipment he delivered.

Sinful Deeds

Cynfell Brothers Book 2

by Samantha Holt

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Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. The Cynfell Brothers are the very 51g55ifvvHLembodiment of a sinful existence. But could the right woman change that?


Being the mistress of one of the most notorious rakes in London was never going to be easy, but Josephine believed she was strong enough. After all, she loved Dante Cynfell to distraction. He provided her with a comfortable home and all the art supplies she could ever need. After a short marriage that left her near destitute, the widow couldn’t help but fall into his arms…and his bed.

But after four years of tolerating his drunken behaviour and late night calls, Josephine has had enough. Her paintings have caught the eye of a great patron of the arts. With promises of fame and fortune ringing in her ears, she realises being a mistress simply will not satisfy her anymore. She wants true love, marriage, and respectability.

When Josephine ends their arrangement, Dante is shocked. She had a comfortable home, his adoration…hell, even his faithfulness. What more could a beautiful woman want?
Marriage? Well, that’s one thing Dante Cynfell doesn’t plan to offer any woman—not even Josephine. He’s witnessed too many miserable marriages. Why put the person you care about through such misery?

Positive he can win her back, he sets out to remind her how good they are together. One thing is for sure, Dante will not give her up easily—especially to another man. Josephine is about to learn that an envious Cynfell man is not to be trifled with.

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Rolf’s Quest


A Medieval Encounter #1

by Aubrey Wynne

Publisher’s Description:

A wizard, a curse, a fated love…
When Rolf finally discovers the woman who can end the curse that has plagued his family for centuries, she is already betrothed. Time is running out for the royal wizard of King Henry II. If he cannot find true love without the use of sorcery, the magic will die for future generations.

Melissa is intrigued by the mystical, handsome man that haunts her by night and tempts her by day. His bizarre tale of Merlin, enchantments, and finding genuine love has her questioning his sanity and her heart.

From the moment Melissa stepped from his dreams and into his arms, Rolf knew she was his destiny. Now, he will battle against time, a powerful duke, and call on the gods to save her.

My Thoughts:

This book is more of a fantasy than a romance. Although it contains a bit too much magic for my taste I did like the book. It reminds me of tales I read as a teen or pre-teen such as Arthurian legend but just a little more grown up in nature.
I gave this book 3.75 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and 2of 5 flames for sensuality.
I received  a complimentary digital ARC to read and review which in no way affected my opinion of this book. This review is left voluntarily.

Traitor’s Masque

The Andari Chronicles

by Kenley Davidson

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A breathtaking fantasy romance inspired by Cinderella…

517IndRaKSLTrystan has only two goals — to free herself from her stepmother’s household and to live her life on her own terms. But she cannot do so alone. In her desperation, she accepts the aid of a mysterious band of conspirators in exchange for her promise to help protect the kingdom. Trystan is uncertain whether her new friends can be trusted, but then she meets Donevan, a compelling and enigmatic young man whose face haunts her dreams.

Caught between her desire for love and the needs of a kingdom in turmoil, Trystan attends the Royal Masque, where she learns that her quest for a happy ending may have betrayed the man she loves. Plunged headlong into a nightmare of duplicity, espionage and intrigue, she will have just one chance at redemption, though she may be forced to sacrifice everything she’s ever dreamed of to prevent her kingdom from falling into the hands of a ruthless adversary.

An unforgettable tale of romance, intrigue and suspense, Traitor’s Masque is the first book of the Andari Chronicles, a series of interconnected but stand-alone fairy tale retellings.

The Andari Chronicles Reading Order:

  • Traitor’s Masque
  • Goldheart
  • Pirouette
  • Shadow and Thorn

Sweet Enemy

A Veiled Seduction Novel

Veiled Seduction Series Book 1

by Heather Snow

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Beakers and ball gowns don’t mix.

So when lady chemist and avowed spinster, Miss Liliana Claremont, receives a coveted invitation to51oG3PplxRL the Earl of Stratford’s house party, no one expects her to accept. After all, it’s well known that Lord Geoffrey Wentworth, a rising political star, is in need of a suitable bride, and it’s assumed he will choose one from the select group of attendees.

Yet Liliana has no desire to lure the rich and powerful earl into marriage. She’s come to Somerton Park for one reason—to uncover what the Wentworths had to do with the murder of her father. She intends to find justice, even if she has to ruin Stratford to do it.

To get the evidence she needs, Liliana intends to keep her enemy close, though romance is not part of her formula. But it only takes one kiss to start a reaction she can’t control…

Winner of the Golden Quill for best published Regency romance of 2012.

“Historical intrigue and heart-pounding passion make Sweet Enemy a great read. Romance fans will love it.” ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author JULIE GARWOOD

“Heather Snow combines sizzling tension, witty dialogue, and achingly raw emotions for a passionate love story you’ll remember long after the last page.” ~ Kathryn Smith, USA Today Bestselling Author

“This is a debut novel that should be talked about, re-read and remembered for some time…welcome to my keeper shelf, Heather Snow.” ~ Romantic Crush Junkies

The first full-length novel in the critically acclaimed historical romance series from national best-selling author Heather Snow.

To Save a Sinner

by Adele Clee

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51nJh9Lu-+L__SY346_He expected to be the topic of scandalous gossip.

Banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury, Lucas Dempsey vowed never to set foot on English soil again. But when his brother inherits the viscountcy and pleads for his return, the opportunity to show his contempt and loathing for the Society who turned its back on him proves to be far too enticing to resist.

He did not expect an intriguing lady to barge into his home desperate to save his wicked soul.

When the dishonourable Lucas Dempsey steps into the ballroom after a four-year absence, Helena Ecclestone is quick to label the gentleman a murderous rogue. That is until she stumbles upon a secret conversation and feels a moral obligation to see justice done. But while the ladies swoon over his handsome countenance, Helena is determined to look beyond such superficial features, intrigued to discover the true character of the gentleman he hides beneath his arrogant façade.


  • Regency historical romance novel.
  • This novel contains descriptive love scenes.
  • Complete ‘standalone’ novel (no cliffhangers)
  • 70,000 words

5* Amazon Reviews:

“Her writing is wonderful, I couldn’t let the book go once I started reading.”

“This book had an excellent plot, it moved fast, and kept me engaged to the end.”

“I liked everything about the characters, the plot and the mystery.”

“Adele is a very witty writer.”




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by Sabrina Jeffries

Publisher’s Description:

Originally written under the pseudonym Deborah Martin, this unforgettable tale of mystery, treasure, and passion is back in print at last and newly revised for today’s audience!

Welsh widow Catrin Price is haunted by a family death curse. Any man whom she marries without first drinking from an ancient Druid chalice sold by her ancestor long ago is unquestionably doomed. But when she hunts it down to purchase it, the chalice’s former owner ends up dead. Who will believe her innocent with the man’s treasure in her hands? Now she lives in fear of discovery, afraid to trust, afraid to give away her heart…

Even Newcome, a scholar struggling to overcome a difficult past, travels to Wales to find the mysterious woman last seen with his murdered friend. So when the lady proves to be a beautiful yet shy creature who shares his love of Welsh mythology, he’s torn between believing her guilty and trusting the passion blazing between them. But as unscrupulous men seek the chalice for their own devious purposes, will Catrin and Evan let their wall of mistrust stand between them? Or will they defeat their enemies together and embrace the love intended for them since time immemorial?

My Thoughts:

This is the second of a series of reworked and re-released novels updated for today’s audience. I never read it before when it was released as a Deborah Martin title but I very much enjoyed this updated version.
Our heroine finds herself a widow shortly after marrying. In fact her husband dies on the day of the wedding. She learns a short while later of the druid curse connected to her family.
Even who first appeared in Stormswept as a child is our Hero who has returned to Wales in search of information about the murder of his longtime friend.
He begins a very convoluted tale by suspecting our heroine of his friend’s murder.
I really enjoyed this read and finished it in short order. As stated I had not read any of Sabrina Jeffries works written as Deborah Martin until they were reworked and released again as Sabrina Jeffries.
I found the characters compelling and the storyline to be well developed. I am sure that the physical relationship was probably a part that was reworked because it draws the interest of today’s audience more if it is not just inferred but spelled out.
I would give this book 4 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. The sensuality rating is 3.5 of 5 flames. It is a heated but not scorching tale.
I received a complimentary digital ARC from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which  I voluntarily reviewed.

Arranging For Love

The Seamstress Series #1

by Paige Turner

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51rhhuyugklAs a young girl Elisabeth dreamed of belonging to the hustle and bustle of the city of London. Her passion for design and fashion grows daily. With the aid of her grandmother’s finances she is able to purchase her own dress shop, the House of Camille and begin creating wonderful detailed gowns and dresses for the elite of the city. Her first assignment is for a young ladies coming out ball, the dress is exquisite and Elisabeth soon finds that she is a well sought after seamstress with enough money to keep her shop and hire a staff.

Adelaide is learning how to be an adult in society. Her family is well off and she is presented to those in their social circles as a lady finally ready to mix with the likes of Earls and Countess’. It is here that she meets an intriguing man who sweeps her off her feet and makes her forget all her previous desires in life. He draws her into a world of the physical and she is head over heels devoured by it and him.

Robert, Earl of Lovelace is searching for the right woman to meet his needs. His father has promised him his name and fortune if he marries before his 21st year. Upon meeting Adelaide he is certain he has found that girl and prepares to marry her. Their first meeting is laced with desire and intimacy.

Little do the three know that soon their worlds will be so intertwined that none will know up from down as they delve deeper into desires, control, romance and deceit. A married couple with duty and emotion, travel with a seamstress who has yet to meet and marry, but finds herself enthralled with a woman who boasts dreams of adventure. Who will leave unscathed and who will fight for their every desire?

The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire

Book 2

A Paranormal Romance

by A K Michaels

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Peri has finally stopped running and found safety with Gabe and Josef … her Wolf and her Vampire.51fjqf6rrl Now she is getting strong, physically and magically, and she is ecstatic with her two mates. She is not about to let anyone take that away and she surprises even herself with her power.

However, a psycho sect has been hunting her for over six years, and they are closing in. Her own father is the leader of this sect, but she is more than willing to do whatever she can to take him down. Destroy him for everything he is, everything he does, before he does to others what he did to her.

With an ancient Vampire and a powerful Wolf by her side she just can’t fail … can she?

Book 2 in The Witch, The Wolf and The Vampire Series by Ava K Michaels, another Hot Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy!

The Chocolate Cure

Love at the Chocolate Shop Book 4

by Roxanne Snopek

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51iqrnieiflNo more chocolate! No more meddling! No more men!

New Year’s resolutions are great. Announcing them in a crowded bar, with a chocolate martini in her hand? Not Maddie Cash’s finest moment. It’s time this new realtor got serious about her life and this time, she means it.

But when hospital volunteering lands her at the bedside of bruised and battered Mick Meyer, who has no knowledge of Maddie’s reputation – and no memory of the kiss he begged from her during that long, pain-filled night, her best-laid plans are put in jeopardy. It’s not just his sweet tooth that’s tempting her.

The hunky bush pilot with the concussion has an old family property to unload. Making this sale could rejuvenate Maddie’s dying career. But when Mick turns on the charm, she’s in danger of forgetting all her best intentions… on chocolate… on meddling… and especially on men.

Love at the Chocolate Shop series
Book 1: Melt My Heart, Cowboy by CJ Carmichael
Book 2: A Thankful Heart by Melissa McClone
Book 3: Montana Secret Santa by Debra Salonen
Book 4: The Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek
Book 5: The Valentine Quest by Melissa McClone
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Winds of Betrayal

by Jerri Hines

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A rousing family saga for the fight for America’s independence!51xnjmtn7l

The winds of change brews over the colonies. Tension against the crown is mounting daily. In Williamsburg, the rebellion burns strong in the hearts of two siblings, Jonathan and Hannah Corbett. Spirited and headstrong, Hannah finds herself thrust in the middle of a conspiracy when her father receives a strange package from Philadelphia. Jonathan, a physician for the Continental Army, is torn between duty and family. With war looming on the horizon, the siblings soon discover there is a high price to be paid for the cry for freedom.

It’s a dangerous game you set to play, Miss Corbett. One that can have far worse than deadly consequences!

In the midst of the struggle of America’s bid for independence, Hannah Corbett makes a fateful decision, descending into a world of deceit. Spurred by revenge, she heads to New York, setting in motion a dangerous game for which there is no return. Searching desperately for the man who betrayed her family, she faces the cold and brutal reality of the life of a spy. Caught in a web of lies, living with betrayal, she is trapped. She has nowhere to turn except to a man it would be treasonous to love, setting duty and desire at war. Her heart is ripped apart when she must choose between the man who risks his career and life to protect her and the only thing that has remained constant in her life…her belief in her cause.



A Lady’s Code of Misconduct Blog Tour and Review


FROM THE USA Today bestselling author of FOOL ME TWICE, the 2015 RITA AWARD Winner for Historical Romance



Fifth in the Rules for the Reckless Series

By Meredith Duran

Pocket Books

Publication Date: February 28, 2017

ISBN: 9781501139024

Price: $7.99

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Praise for A Lady’s Code of Misconduct:

“Political intrigue and conspiracies abound in Duran’s engrossing fifth Rules for the Reckless Victorian romance (after Luck Be a Lady), which boasts plot twists galore…Duran is at the pinnacle of her craft as she weaves together humor, forgiveness, and love in a flawlessly executed plot. Jane, Crispin, and the rest of the characters are all well drawn, and the love scenes strike the perfect balance of steamy and sweet. Each layer in the story is suspenseful and delightful, making this the best installment so far.”

Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

“A sham marriage, political intrigue, and a case of amnesia provide a backdrop for this absorbing Victorian romance. Although Duran (Luck Be a Lady, 2015, etc.) has written a novel as layered as an onion, the characters are well-drawn and the plot flawlessly executed. Add in some very steamy sex, and the fifth installment of Duran’s Rules for the Reckless series can’t help but delight. 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. A masterful tale of suspense, forgiveness, and love.”


 “Political intrigue drives a captivating historical romance…This Regency romance, part of the Rules for the Reckless series, is a smart love story, peopled with complex and absorbing characters.”


“A riveting story.”

—Heroes and Heartbreakers

“A masterful author of historical romances…A Lady’s Code of Misconduct takes worn threads of old tropes, like amnesia and the tortured hero, and weaves them into a lush tapestry with sophisticated, beautiful writing. Crispin seems power-mad and Jane seems saintly, but as Duran slowly unravels their characters amidst a plot of intrigue, betrayal, and dark secrets, we discover they’re more alike than they (or we) realize. The hero is swoonworthy, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with Jane as his flaws shine a light on her own. The tale and characters so captivated me, that I literally couldn’t put it down.”

—Omnivoracious Amazon Book Review by Sabrina Jeffries

“Thoughtfully written and the story creates not just a simple story of two people but an entire world for them to inhabit. If you like your historicals to have some meat to them, I highly recommend this one.”

—All About Romance

“Extremely relevant to our current political state…I could have easily sat and devoured this in one evening as each of the chapters seemed to end on a cliffhanger that just won’t let you put the book down. Quill says: A Lady’s Code of Misconduct is the perfect book to sit in your favorite chair with and let the world pass by for a little while you get lost in the past.”

—Feathered Quill

“I absolutely love this series… Meredith writes intelligent characters with a fast paced plot.  Her writing is sensual, witty and totally captivating.  This book has everything you would want in a Historical Romance.   It is witty, sensual with a mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end. Crispin and Jane are extraordinary characters in a riveting story that will leave you wanting more.  The journey of Crispin and Jane to their HAE is fabulous.  I will read anything that Meredith writes.”

—The Reading Wench

“A fun read. I enjoyed Duran’s characters and plot…there’s a villain who made me think of a Regency era James Bond villain.”


About the Book:

USA TODAY  bestselling author Meredith Duran’s A LADY’S CODE OF MISCONDUCT is the fifth sizzling novel in the Rules for the Reckless series—a sexy and evocative Regency romance between a famous heiress and an infamous crime lord.


Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.


The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one. He’ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that no longer makes sense, Crispin slowly realizes that she may be the only thing worth fighting for…

 About the Author:

Meredith Duran is the author of ten previous novels, including The Duke of Shadows meredithduranauthorphoto(winner of the First Chapters Romance Writing Competition); Wicked Becomes You (included on the Woman’s World List of Best Beach Reads for Summer 2010), and the USA TODAY bestseller and RITA Award Winner Fool Me Twice. She blames Anne Boleyn for sparking her lifelong obsession with British history, and for convincing her that princely love is no prize if it doesn’t come with a happily-ever-after. She enjoys collecting old etiquette manuals, guidebooks to nineteenth-century London, and travelogues by intrepid Victorian women. Visit her at, on Twitter @meredithduran and Facebook AuthorMeredithDuran.

Reckless Reward:

The twenty starred blogs (*) below will giveaway one set (Reckless Reward!) of three autographed copies in the Rules for the Reckless series: Fool Me Twice, Lady Be Good, and Luck Be A Lady.

You can enter on all participating sites, but you can only win once. To celebrate the fifth in the series, there will be five Reckless Reward giveaways per day beginning publication day, Tuesday, February 28th – Friday, March 3rd. U.S. only.

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*Top 10 Romance Books

*Unabridged Chick

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Tuesday, March 7th

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Friday, March 10th

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4.75 Star Review


My Thoughts:

In this compelling fifth book of the Rules for the Reckless series we find a man with lofty political ambitions and a young woman who has lost her immediate family and is at the mercy of an unscrupulous uncle and aunt who want nothing more than to take everything she has from her.
His ambitious nature leads to an attempted murder of our Hero. When our Heroine hears of his injuries and his expected demise she concocts a scheme. She tells his family they are married since she believes him to be on his death bed. She even has forged documentation of their supposed marriage. Her marriage will also prevent her relatives from taking everything from her.
When he unexpectedly survives his injuries she must proceed with the farce. Since he has amnesia he has no notion that they are not really married.
Will he remember what is real and what is not and will our hero and heroine still find their way to their Happily Ever After?
This story of intrigue and romantic suspense is in this readers opinion the best yet of this series. I could not put it down once I started reading it.
I gave this book 4.75 stars-4-75of 5 stars for character development and storyline. It gets a sensual rating of 4.5 of 5 flames. The love scenes are both sexy and sweet.
Although I did not care for the entire series it is probably better if you read them in order. I however found this one can easily be read and enjoyed as a standalone title.
I received both a paperback and digital complimentary ARC of this book from the publisher to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I voluntarily reviewed.

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The Thief’s Countess


Border Series Book 1

by Cecelia Mecca

$2.99 at Amazon or

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Publication Date: March 01, 2017

Publisher’s Description:

A thief turned reluctant protector… A countess who resents but can’t resist him…


Sir Geoffrey has dedicated his life to exacting revenge on the men who killed his parents and stole his birthright. The son of a baron, he has been reduced to stealing the resources he needs to reclaim his family legacy. Just when he’s on the verge of success, his uncle asks him to put his plans on hold to help protect a wealthy countess. It’s a distraction Geoffrey resents, even more so when he meets Lady Sara. The gorgeous, complicated and alluring lady is everything he’d want in a woman—and everything he can’t have.


With her betrothed coming to claim her hand in marriage and a distant cousin intent on usurping her earldom, Lady Sara Caiser feels beset by controlling, unwanted men. As if that weren’t enough, her father’s deathbed request was for two lawless border reivers to serve as her protectors. Despite her misgivings, an undeniable attraction pulls her into Sir Geoffrey’s arms. The man she thought nothing more than a thief is more dangerous than she believed, for he’s noble, caring and sinfully attractive. As the threats against her continue to mount, Sara must decide what’s more important—her duty or her heart.

My Thoughts:

This is a well written first full length romance debut by Cecelia Mecca.
I read the prequel novella but failed to enjoy it with nearly the intensity of this full length book.
Our heroine is on the verge of an arranged marriage to save herself and her recently deceased father’s holdings.

Our hero is a displaced nobleman, turned reiver due to his dire circumstances.
Sara takes an instant dislike to Geoffrey.
Will her feelings change? If she does will it lead to an uncommon love between these heretofore strangers?
In this, the debut full length novel by Cecilia Mecca we find a young countess who has been betrothed by the king to a man who is unknown to her.
This is a well written book situated in medieval Scotland along the borders and is so much more enjoyable than the prequel novella.
Sara is a young countess who strives to do her King’s bidding by marrying a man she has never met instead of the man sent to assure her safety. Geoffrey is the man sent to keep her safe and in spite of their almost instant dislike for each other or maybe because it that enmity turns to passion and finally to love.
I enjoyed this book with it’s surprising outcome. Ms Mecca has written a surprisingly good story with unforgettable and well developed characters.
I would give this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this title to read. I have voluntarily left this review.

The Ward’s Bride

Border Series Prequel Novella

by Cecelia Mecca

Publication Date: February 03, 2017

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Their marriage is forced. Their passion is real.

The Ward

English knight Sir Adam Dayne is offered the ultimate prize by the earl who raised him: lordship of Langford castle. All he must do is accept a betrothal to the Scottish Marcher warden’s beautiful daughter, a match made to keep peace at the tumultuous Anglo-Scottish border. Sir Adam relishes the prospect—until he meets the woman he is to wed.

The Bride

Lady Cora Maxwell hates everything English, including the self-assured new lord who has claimed her hand in marriage. Desperate to return home to Scotland, Cora displays increasingly outrageous behavior in the hopes of dissuading the Englishman from the marriage. But when Adam proposes a unique challenge, Cora is forced to face her greatest fears and the burgeoning desire he has awakened in her.

The Ward’s Bride is a prequel novella in a historical romance series. If you like strong female heroines, alpha male types, and sizzling romance, you’ll love the first installment of the Border Series. Transport yourself to the medieval world of The Ward’s Bride today!

My Thoughts:

This is a well written novella prequel and a very nice first book effort. The characters are endearing and the storyline a good one even though a short one.
I read this in short order and look forward to the first full length book in the series.
I gave this novella 4 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title.


Bloody Lessons

A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

Book #3

by M. Louisa Locke

Digital List Price: $4.99

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In Bloody Lessons, it’s the winter of 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under 51-vppcwtclattack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters.

Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called in to investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau, and the case becomes personal when they discover that Laura, Nate’s sister, may be one of the teachers targeted for attack.

In this third installment in the Victorian San Francisco Mystery series, readers will find the same blend of a cozy mystery and romantic suspense, played out against the historical backdrop of late 19th century San Francisco, that they found in Maids of Misfortune and Uneasy Spirits.

If you are new to this series, you will still enjoy spending time with the lively residents of Annie Fuller’s boarding house and visiting San Francisco when Golden Gate Park was filled with horse-drawn carriages, politics were controlled by saloon-keepers, and kisses were stolen under gaslight.

Maids of Misfortune

A Victorian San Francisco Mystery

 Book #1

by M. Louisa Locke

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51b3vywnyilIt’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.

Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.

Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn’t leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.

Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in this light-hearted, cozy historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.

Maids of Misfortune is the first book in M. Louisa Locke’s historical mystery series, see also, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, as well as the two short stories based on the characters from the novels, Dandy Detects, and The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage.


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No Other Highlander

The McKennas


by Adrienne Basso

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Scottish Highlands, 1334:

The McKenna clan flourishes under a family of warriors, fierce and righteous, faithful to their own until the last. But to produce an heir, the widowed eldest son must risk his heart again . . .

Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser was once the indulged and pampered daughter of a laird. But marriage to a brute changed her. When he sets her aside, she has only her wits and her beauty to protect herself and her child from the chaos of her former home. She will have to find another husband—a man whose strength is more than a weapon against the weak. A man she can trust . . . if such a man even breathes.

Sir Malcolm McKenna has known Lady Joan since her childhood, a spoiled princess as dangerous as she is lovely. But when she steps forward to protect him against a false accusation, he discovers a character stronger than he guessed—and an attraction he yearns to explore .

My Thoughts:

With so many titles to read and review in February it seems I left one of the best for last.
This was an excellently wrought title by Adrienne Basso. Once again she has brought together elements that I usually prefer not to contemplate in a romance title and made them not just work, but become elements that could not possibly be left out.

I fell in love with the characters in this compassionate tale with sensitive content. Add into the mix two precocious and adorable children and a dog and you have a winner.

Adrienne Basso never disappoints. I found this title more to my liking than the last one I read by her although there is still the violence to women element that I usually prefer not to be present in a romance.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and character development. The sensual rating gets 3.75 of 5 flames.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book via NetGalley from the publisher to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion or review of this title which I did on a voluntary basis.

  Adam’s Promise

Historical Romance

by Julianne MacLean

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51jyza29salMadeline Oxley has been ruined by a scandal through no fault of her own, and her future looks bleak. When a gentleman from her past requests that she set sail for the New World to become his wife, she jumps at the chance to become a mail order bride and marry the man she has loved since she was a girl.

Adam Coates was a mere tenant farmer when he left England for the British Colony of Nova Scotia, but now he is a prosperous and influential landowner. What Madeline doesn’t know is that her father has hoodwinked them both—for the bride Adam truly wanted was her beautiful, older sister, Diana—his first love. When Madeline steps off the ship with romantic dreams of her long-awaited happily-ever-after, she is shocked and dismayed to discover the truth. Madeline is furious with her father for his treachery, but she has sailed across an ocean to an unfamiliar land and must remain, at least temporarily, under the protection of the man she still loves—the man who still intends to wed her sister.

Over the coming weeks, as their friendship deepens and grows, will Adam come to realize that he’d set his heart on the wrong sister all along? Or will it be too late to find the happiness they both desire?

Adam’s Promise was a Romance Writers of America RITA Finalist – nominated for best short historical romance of 2003. It is a sweet historical romance.

Hold Your Breath

Books 1-3

Rogues, Rakes and Dukes

The Hold Your Breath Series Boxset

by K.J. Jackson

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610rbygg-lMore than 1,000 5-star reviews. Three irresistible stories with strong women, undeniable men, and hold your breath adventure. The first three full-length, historical Regency romances of the Hold Your Breath series from K.J. Jackson.

Stone Devil Duke… Free when purchased individually
Marked for death, Lady Augustine Christopherson finds herself scouring the slums of London in a desperate search to find the men who killed her father, and are determined to dispose of her. To protect her family, to protect herself, she is determined to find the men before they find her. The last thing she wanted was an entanglement with a duke that threatens her very survival…

Hardened long ago, the last thing the Duke of Dunway wanted was an entanglement with a chit of the ton. But in the flash of a pistol, his fate is altered as he finds himself honor-bound to protect Lady Augustine from, of all things, herself.

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Some people are born with backbone. Others have to fight for it.
List in-hand of suitable bachelors, Lady Reanna Halstead, the epitome of naivety, is thrust into London society with demands to gain a husband. To her utter amazement, she manages to capture the attentions of the Marquess of Southfork. Her love, dreams, and future are soon pinned on her marriage to this one man. One handsome, kind, fantastic man. One man, who has a very different idea of what this marriage will be.

He will be hated, before he is loved.
Killian Hayward, Marquess of Southfork, is only one step away from completing the revenge he has fought his entire life for. All he has to do is marry Lady Halstead. The one woman that is the key to his revenge. To his peace. The one woman that will threaten the very foundation of his entire existence.

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One destined to live life on the seas.
As captain of the Windrunner, Katalin Dewitt has one mission in life. Serve the ship. The ship that has been her home her entire life. The ship that is the key to keeping her father safe from certain death.
She never expected to take pity on an injured deckhand from an enemy ship and allow him onto the Windrunner. And she certainly never expected to allow him into her life.
One determined to make his way home.

Bound, gagged, and held captive on one ship after another for two long years, Jason Christopherson had long since given up hope of ever getting back to land, much less to his beloved England.
He never expected to land on a pirate ship, bound for land. And he certainly never expected to fall in love with his new captain, threatening the one thing he needed most in life-to return home.

Neither expected to fall in love. Neither expected to be torn apart by a brutal betrayal.

The first three steamy Regency romances in the Hold Your Breath series by K.J. Jackson. Historical romance with strong women, undeniable men, and hold your breath adventure.


The books in the Hold Your Breath series by K.J. Jackson are each full-length, stand-alone stories and can be read individually in any order. These historical romances are set in the Regency and Victorian eras, and do not shy away from scenes with steamy heat, occasional naughty language, and moments that might possibly make you squirm.

My Fair Duchess

A Once Upon A Rogue Novel Book 1

by Julie Johnstone

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61swua2c00lAfter years of playing the rogue to hide a dark family secret, the Duke of Aversley feels tainted beyond redemption and cynical beyond repair. Never does he imagine hope will come in the form of a quirky, quick-witted lady determined to win the heart of another aristocrat.

Thanks to a painfully awkward past, Lady Amelia De Vere long ago relinquished the notion she was a flower that had yet to blossom. But when her family faces financial ruin and the man she has always loved is on the verge of marrying another, she’ll try anything to transform herself to capture her childhood love and save her family―including agreeing to participate in a bet between her brother and the notorious, dangerously handsome Duke Of Aversley.

Bound by the bet, Amelia and Aversley discover unexpected understanding and passion beyond their wildest dreams, if only they can let go of their pride, put trust in each other and chance losing their hearts.

This is book one in the Regency Romance series Once Upon a Rogue.