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The Wrong Heiress for Christmas

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Matchmaking for Wallflowers Book 6

by Bianca Blythe

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Print Length: 192 pages

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Publication Date: November 30, 2017

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A reclusive duke…
Lord Frederick Bowen, Duke of Salisbury, is expecting an heiress for Christmas. The fact does not bring him pleasure. Ever since the war ended, he would rather focus on experiments for his new waterproof material.

A commoner…
Celia might be the daughter of an earl, but she’s of the illegitimate variety. She has resigned herself to life as a maid for the wicked countess and her two half-sisters.

A Christmas house party…
When Celia’s half-sister begs her to pretend to be her…

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The Twelve Days of Seduction

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by Eva Devon (Maire Claremont)

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Print Length: 82 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous (December 30, 2013)

Publication Date: December 30, 2013

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Twelve Days of Seduction by Maire Claremont

Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward’s governess misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he’s quite displeased, even if she is one of the most intelligent women’s he’s ever met. His ward deserves a reputable governess, so he threatens to give Adriana the sack mere days before Christmas.

Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she’s grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to prove she’s not the reputable governess he believed he hired. If he can seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, she will leave without protest.

But when they find the challenge more difficult than either imagined, can they face the consequences of their decisions?

My Thoughts:

This amazingly well written holiday romance novella is not to be missed..
Adriana has come to love her charge as if she were her own child. She is aware that Georgiana is more than the Dukes ward. She is his daughter.

This fact is something that members of the ton are not aware of but they do speculate.

When Alexander let’s Adriana know he is aware of her secret he also threatens to dismiss her from her position as his daughter’s governess.

They enter into a bargain of seduction.
They find their bargain more challenging to carry out than they could have imagined.

This sweetly romantic tale is one for the keeper shelf.
Although I was provided a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review, I choose to purchase it from Amazon.

I gave this lovely Christmas tale of happily ever after 5.0 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4.5 of 5.0 flames.

This is a sweetly sensual romance that I wanted to keep to reread whenever I need a happy bit of tears.
I read and reviewed this book voluntarily and all thoughts are my own.

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USATODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Eva Devon, was raised on literary fiction, but71OceZ3jfPL._UX250_ quite accidentally and thankfully, she was introduced to romance one Christmas by Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory novella, The Present. A romance addict was born. She devoured every single Lindsey novel within a few months and moved on to contemporary and paranormal with gusto. Now, she loves to write her own roguish dukes, alpha males and the heroines who tame them. She loves to hear from her readers. So please pen her a note! evadevonauthor@gmail.com

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Máire Claremont, first fell in love with Mr. Rochester not Mr. Darcy.

Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own. Until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his first wife up in the attic. Realizing the errors of her ways, Maire now looks for a real life Darcy and saves her deliciously dark heroes for the pages she writes.



The Edge of Forever

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 by Suzane Tisdale

A novel by USA Today Bestselling Author, Suzan Tisdale

(previously released as The King’s Courtesan in 2015.)

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Set in 18th Century Italy

One tiny spark took away all the things Isabella Di’Lorini held dear and precious, leaving her orphaned and homeless at eighteen. Fate and circumstances lead her to Turin, Italy where she is saved from living in those dark, bleak back alleys by a stranger’s kindness. After becoming the dressmaker to a group of courtesans, she sees the world from a new perspective and makes a decision that will forever change her life.
Charles Emmanuel, the heir apparent and Prince of Piedmont was despised by his father. Never meant to be prince or king, Charles’ life and destiny were changed after the death of his older and much favored brother.
Call it fate or destiny. Charles and Isabella are brought together.
Just as one tiny spark destroyed her life, a spark of desire and passion changes it again.
She was more than his courtesan; she was the love of his life. A love story that spanned decades and defied all the odds. But the hatred of one woman – Charles’ wife and queen – threatens to destroy what they have.
He will do anything he can to keep Isabella safe; including setting her free.


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Forever Yours

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The Forever Series Book 1

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CHERYL HOLT introduces her new FOREVER series with four stirring novels of passion, drama, and love forevermore…

ABIGAIL HENLEY is an earl’s daughter, raised to a life of wealth and privilege. But all was lost when her parents died in an accident and distant relatives inherited. With no prospects and her dowry squandered, she’s forced to work as a governess, caring for the children of the rich and notorious. She’s lonely, chafing at the unfairness of her situation, and wishing she could change her fate—or at least regain some of the status and position she once had.

ALEXANDER WALLACE was ruined by scandal. With his being from a prominent military family, he expected to have a long and successful career in the army. Instead, he’s a scorned, dissolute, and divorced man who was forced to resign his commission and is raising two daughters who were sired by another man. He’s weary of gossip and innuendo, and he leads a reckless life, trying to prove he doesn’t care about anything.

When Abigail arrives to work for Alex and watch over his two girls, she stumbles on a family torn apart by tragedy. Can she heal the wounds that have been inflicted?

Forever Mine

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The Forever Series Book 2

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CHERYL HOLT continues her FOREVER saga with another gripping tale of drama, betrayal, and love forevermore…

CATHERINE HENLEY was raised as the rich, spoiled daughter of the Earl of Middlebury. But when tragedy struck and distant relatives inherited the family estate, she was cast out into the world and forced to make her own way. She works as a lady’s companion, assisting and chaperoning various young ladies who are engaged to be married. She watches as they march through the swirl of parties and balls leading up to their grand day. Always she laments the fact that she will never be a bride herself…

CHRISTOPHER WAKEFIELD spent fifteen years in the army, but with his older brother’s death, he’s inherited his family’s bankrupt estate. He resigns his commission and returns to England where he quickly realizes he must marry an heiress to save his home. He agrees to wed his rich, unpleasant cousin, but when he meets poverty-stricken Catherine, he begins to wonder how he can do his duty to his family…

He’d thought it would be simple to wed for money. After all, marriages were never contracted for fondness or affection. But with love in the balance and a fortune on the line, how can Christopher ever choose the correct path…

Forever After

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The Forever Series Book 3

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CHERYL HOLT continues the fun and excitement of her thrilling FOREVER series with another tale of passion, drama, and love forevermore…

SARAH HENLEY grew up as the rich, cosseted daughter of an earl, but when her father died and distant relatives inherited, she fell down society’s ladder. To earn a living, she’s working as a lady’s companion and, with no dowry or prospects, she’s given up hope of ever marrying. But when a dashing, dangerous rogue crosses her path, she starts to wonder if her fate might have changed…

NICHOLAS SWIFT is a gambler and wastrel who has always had to scheme and deceive others in order to get by. He’s perfected a life of pretense and trickery that lets him thrive among the snobs of High Society. When he meets beautiful, lonely Sarah, he can’t help but be intrigued, but he could never be interested in a penniless female…

Yet Sarah isn’t like any woman he’s ever met before. Can her affection for him make any difference? Can she persuade him to become the man he was always destined to be…

The New Release & The Final Book in This Series

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The FOREVER series Book 4

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Publication Date: November 15, 2017

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Fall in love with CHERYL HOLT all over again as she delivers the thrilling conclusion to her FOREVER series!

Hayden Henley left England at age twenty, whisked away by his parents after a deadly duel that nearly cost him his life. In the intervening years, tragedy repeatedly pummeled him, and it’s taken him an entire decade to return home. He arrives to find he’s lost everything: his title, his lands, his fortune, his good name. He’s bitter and driven to reclaim what has always been his…

Helen Barnes is a penniless spinster whose life—despite her best efforts—has never moved in the direction she planned. While she only ever hoped to marry a stable, kind fellow and live a normal life, she’s been forced to care for her scandal-ridden father instead. She would give anything to obtain the home and family of her dreams, but when she meets dashing and dangerous Hayden, she begins to wonder how she could have ever assumed a common man and ordinary existence would be enough to make her happy…

Hayden would never shackle himself to her though. He’s determined to make up for lost time by marrying as high as he’s able. But some connections are simply too potent to ignore and—sometimes—Fate has other ideas. With love in the balance and family secrets finally laid bare, Helen might just turn out to be the woman Hayden has always been so desperate to find…



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The Son of An Earl

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Order of the Second Sons

by Eleanor Meyers

File Size: 4743 KB

Print Length: 368 pages

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Publisher: ShermanBrooks Publishers; 1 edition

Publication Date: November 27, 2017

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Love and Lies … 

Sir Warren Leverton has many secrets.
1- He’s a writer,
2- a spy in service to the crown,
3- a man in love with a woman who was only supposed to have been an assignment.Wooing Sopherina into a marriage so he could get closer to her father had been easy but keeping his heart at a distance turned out to be more difficult.
Knowing he couldn’t live without her, he plans to tell her the truth.

But … before he could make his confessions, she died at the mission’s completion. 

 
Or so he’d thought… 
 
Sopherina North hadn’t died.
Instead, something far worse had taken place and shame had left her with only one option:
to run away and make a new life for herself.She sets her sights on finding a real husband, and he’s the last suitor she’s interested in… or so she tries to convince herself.
But as the dangers and secrets grow, only the truth will clear the way to the happily ever after they both want.

But can Warren convince Sopherina to forgive the past?
Will love be enough?

My Thoughts:

These Eleanor Meyers Order of The Second Sons regency spy novels get better with each new release. This is the third book in this series and in this reader’s opinion it is the best so far.
 
In the midst of an assignment Sir Warren Leverton meets and marries Sopherina. The marriage is a sham, of course since he is using an alias to carry out his assignment. He never, however expected to actually fall in love with the beauty.
 
Sopherina never suspected her marriage to the miner was anything other than it seemed. But then she is kidnapped by a madman who fakes her death.
Warren is devastated upon learning of her death, but she isn’t dead and she kills the madman to escape.
 
When warren starts seeing her in his room at night he thinks he is seeing a ghost or that it’s his nightmares haunting him.
 
When he finds that she has survived he can not stay away, but must have her in his life once more.
 
Will Warren be able to convince Sopherina to put their past behind them and give their love another chance?
 
I loved this convoluted tale of intrigue, spies and love.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and Characterization and a sensual rating of 3.0 of 5.0 flames. This authors book have now become more intimate than the earlier ones I have read by her.
 
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book via the Amazon KindleUnlimited program.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

This Series to Date:

  1. Son of a Marquess
  2. Son of a Soldier
  3. Son of a Earl

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The Wild One

The De Montforte Brothers, Book 1

by Danelle Harmon

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Publisher: Danelle Harmon

Publication Date:  December 22, 2013

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Category: Historical

Series: Book 1, The de Montforte Brothers

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“The bluest of blood, the boldest of hearts; the de Montforte brothers will take your breath away.”

England, 1776:

Lord Gareth de Montforte is known as an irresponsible rake with a heart of gold. When he takes a bullet for boldly thwarting a stagecoach robbery, he is stunned to discover that the beautiful young woman he has heroically rescued, Juliet Paige, is his deceased brother’s American fiancée, accompanied by her infant daughter.

Despite his brother the duke’s refusal to acknowledge Juliet, Gareth is determined to do right by the courageous woman who crossed an ocean to give her baby her rightful name. But Juliet is wary of marrying this black sheep aristocrat, even while she is hopelessly charmed by the dashing devil. Never has she met anyone who embraces life so thoroughly, who makes her laugh, who loves her so well. And, even when it seems the odds are against them, Juliet has absolute faith that Gareth will go beyond the call of duty, risking his life itself to give her and her daughter a home — and a love that will last a lifetime.

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by Danelle Harmon

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From a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author!

Lady Katharine Farnsley has been jilted yet again. Her cold exterior masking a world of pain, she despairs of ever finding true love. But when a mysterious stranger comes to her, hurt and desperate on a snowy Christmas Eve, she never dreams that opening the door to him will change her life forever … and show her the true meaning of the season.

An inspirational Christmas novella set in Danelle Harmon’s popular and enduring De Montforte world!



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Noble Passions Book 5

by Sabrina York

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Folly, by Sabrina York
Book 5 in the steamy Noble Passions Series

Widowed and threatened with penury by her heartless in-laws, Eleanor–Lady Ulster–hatches a plot to save herself. Determined to produce the Ulster “heir”, she seduces a stranger at a tawdry masquerade. Little does she know, this magnificent masked lover is none other than her husband’s greatest nemesis. And God knows Ulster had plenty.

Ethan Pennington is mortified to arrive at a house party and discover Lady Ulster in attendance. He has wanted her and hated wanting her–his enemy’s bride–for years. When he overhears Eleanor’s predicament and her plans to place a cuckoo in the Ulster nest, he is more than willing to oblige. The opportunity to finally claim her–while taking the revenge he craves–is more than he can resist. Ethan strikes a bargain with Eleanor, promising to provide her with the heir she so desperately needs…if she will meet his needs in return. Every decadent one of them.

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This book was originally published in 2012 and has been re-edited, re-covered and re-published.

Check out all the stories in the Noble Passions Series:

  1. Dark Fancy, Book 1
  2. Dark Duke, Book 2
  3. Brigand, Book 3
  4. Defiant, Book 4
  5. Folly, Book 5

PRAISE FOR FOLLY:

TOP PICK by Night Owl Reviews: “Folly is one of the best historical romances I’ve ever read…everything I like about romances; a handsome, mysterious hero, a strong, but vulnerable heroine, comical side characters, a cruel villain, and just the right amount of a physical relationship between characters. York keeps the romance going, while keeping the book a page-turner. I couldn’t put down.”

4 STARS from You Gotta Read: “Folly is a romantic story that turns bitterness and pain into an unexpected happily ever after. The characters are delightful, the setting is beautiful and the sex is steamy.”

TOP PICK by The Romance Reviews: “I could not put this book down. It left me panting for more. I cannot wait to read more of this world Sabrina York has brought me in to.”



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Lady Evelyn’s Highland Protector

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by Tara Kingston

About the Book:

A Highlander’s vow…Scottish spy Gerard MacMasters never expected to be playing bodyguard in his mission to catch a killer. Stunning English beauty, Lady Evelyn Hunt, has witnessed a merciless assassin’s escape—now, she’s in danger, and it’s up to him to keep her alive. Yet, he is drawn to the tempting woman. Passion flares, but he knows better than to fall for her. He’s already lost one woman he loved—never again will he put his heart on the line.

She shields her heart…After a crushing betrayal at the altar, Lady Evelyn wants nothing to do with love. Kissing a gorgeous rogue is one thing, but surrendering her heart is another matter. When she stumbles upon a mysterious crime, nothing prepares her for the dashing Scot who charges into her life. The hot-blooded Highlander may be her hero—or her undoing.

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About the Author:

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Award-winning author Tara Kingston writes historical romance laced with intrigue, danger, and adventures of the heart. A Southern-belle-out-of-water in a quaint Pennsylvania town, she lives her own happily-ever-after in a cozy Victorian with her real-life hero and a pair of deceptively innocent-looking kitties. The mother of two sons, Tara’s a former librarian who first discovered her love of the romance genre when she sneaked more than a peek at her mother’s old-school romance paperbacks. When she’s not writing, reading, or burning dinner, Tara enjoys movie nights, traveling, cycling, hiking, DIY projects, quality time with her family, and cheering on her favorite football team.


Book Excerpt:

Inverness, Scotland

June, 1891

Truth be told, Lady Evelyn Hunt rather enjoyed being a fallen woman. While others might well wring their hands over such a dizzying tumble from grace, she’d discovered an unexpected benefit of scandal—the invisible scarlet letter she wore was the key to her independence. After all, with no good name to protect, she had nothing to lose.

As her traveling companions gushed over the wares in a milliner’s cramped and cluttered shop, she debated whether to put that freedom to good use and make her escape. She’d endured the noisy, pungent train ride from London to the Highlands with nary a whisper of complaint. After all, it wasn’t every day one embarks on a journey to stand as a bridesmaid while her dearest friend weds a dashing Scotsman. She would not have missed Sally’s wedding, not for all the quiet chambers in the world. But now, as the walls closed in and her friends’ voices blurred, she eyed the door with a keen longing.

Fanning herself with one hand, she pulled in a gulp of air, deep as her corset allowed. Drat, she should’ve loosened the stays. A fashionable silhouette was desirable, but then again, so was the ability to inhale.

Her pulse hammered a defiant beat against her eardrums. What harm would there be in leaving this little shop, if only for a few minutes? It wasn’t as if she required a chaperone. With her reputation damaged well beyond repair, she was free to explore the city without benefit of an escort. On the other hand, her dignity would suffer a devastating blow if she collapsed in an incoherent heap on the milliner’s floor.

Edging past the hatmaker’s dour-faced assistant, Evelyn slipped out the door. Relief rushed in. Fresh calm filled her. Free of the crush and the relentless chatter, she could once again focus her thoughts. She could breathe.

A shadow fell over her.

Strong, warm hands settled over her shoulders.

She gasped.

A stranger towered over her. A handsome man, dark-haired and broad-shouldered.

“Unhand me, sir.”

His hands fell away. A hint of a smile danced on his full mouth. “Is the devil nippin’ at yer heels, lass?”

Good heavens. In her rush to take her leave of the shop, she’d nearly collided with the fellow, hadn’t she? So much for avoiding damage to her dignity.

She was tall, too long-limbed to fit the feminine ideal, but she had to cock her chin to meet his intent golden-brown eyes. “My apologies.”

“’Tis no harm done.” A lock of dark hair dipped over his forehead, and he shoved it away. “Do take care. The next man ye run into might take advantage of the opportunity to find a lovely lass in his arms.”

The man certainly had cheek, didn’t he? A reply sprang to her lips, hovering there unspoken as his hint of a smile gave way to a ridiculously appealing grin.



Highland Redemption

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by Lori Ann Bailey

About the Book:

While spying for Clan Cameron, Brodie Cameron rescues a lass, only to realize it’s Skye—the woman who’d broken his heart. He needs to get her to her uncle as quickly as possible to keep her safe, but every minute he’s distracted from his mission brings the clans that much closer to war. And having beautiful Skye anywhere near him is dangerous, because the price on his head is higher than the one on hers. Upon being rescued from kidnappers, Skye finds herself staring into the eyes of the man she once loved—Brodie Cameron. She’s grateful to be freed, but has no idea how she’ll resist the lad who has become a braw man. Especially because she’s promised to another, in a political marriage forged to strengthen the Royalist clans against the Covenanters who plot to turn Scotland upside down.

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About the Author:

Winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award and Holt Medallion for Best First Book

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and Best Historical, Lori Ann Bailey writes hunky highland heroes and strong-willed independent lasses finding their perfect matches in the Highlands of 17th century Scotland. Writing about the people and places playing in her head helps her live out her dreams and delve into her love of history and romance. When not writing, Lori enjoys time with her real life hero and four kids or spending time walking or drinking wine with her friends.  Visit Lori at http://www.loriannbailey.com. Or, follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Lori.Ann.Bailey.author

Book Excerpt:

Skye’s heart had clenched at the all-too-familiar thick Highland burr of the man who’d jumped into the back of the wagon.

Nae. It couldn’t be—it was the terror of being abducted by strangers playing tricks on her.

A broad shouldered man leaned closer and she let go of the breath she held, because she didn’t recognize the form. These shoulders were much wider and the girth was almost twice what she remembered from the man of her youth. Hoping to hide, she sank back into the depths of the cart, her entire body stiffening and her heartbeat increasing, pounding in her chest.

But then he reached for her, and a beam of moonlight hit his face. The intruder gave her the smile that had once brought her to her knees, the one she had spent her whole childhood trying to put on his face. Now, the sight only brought her pain.

She had spent the last five years of her life trying to forget that smile, trying to shake the memory of him, trying to become a whole person again. With that one cocksure smirk, he had just shredded all of her efforts, and damn him, she wanted to reach out and feel that he was real, that this was not one of those dreams she would wake from and he’d be gone, leaving her alone yet again.

Many times, he’d visited her at night in her fantasies, saving her from imaginary foes and then professing his undying love, promising to never leave her side again. In the delirious haze of sleep, she always forgave him, but this didn’t feel like a dream.

I’m an imbecile.

She had to remind herself she hated this man. He’d promised her the moon, made her dare to believe they could have the perfect life together. A home, a family, and love.

Then he had taken it all away. He had carelessly tossed her aside and left her with a gaping hole, a void that could never be filled. She had given her heart to him, and he had trampled all over it.



The Maiden’s Defender

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by E. Elizabeth Watson

 

About the Book:

Training men to be ruthless soldiers is a skill at which Highlander Teàrlach MacGregor excels. He can kill three men with nothing but a sword and a couple of daggers. After he rescues a ward of the king, the beautiful Lady Madeline Crawford, the fierce warrior begins to yearn for a cottage of his own in the Highlands, with the sweet, delicate Madeline as the mother of his bairns.

Madeline begins to see a side of Teàrlach that nobody else has witnessed. The strong silent Highlander takes her to her first fair, teaches her to read, and bestows upon her a passionate kiss—her very first. But Madeline is informed that she is betrothed to another with the blessing of the king, making her and Teàrlach’s love forbidden.

Teàrlach, the famed fighter, vows to make Madeline his even if that means bringing down her corrupt warden, and Madeline knows that she must defy the king if she hopes to claim her Highlander.

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About the Author:

I write medieval Scottish and English romance. I’m excited to announce my first two

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books with Entangled Publishing will be published in July and November, 2017, entitled An Earl for the Archeress, and Maiden’s Defender. In 2016, my book, Prince of Lions, was a top 100 download on Amazon in the categories of Scottish and Medieval historical romance. In 2014, my unpublished manuscript entitled Two Brides for Ewan de Buchan received a Second Prize as a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, and currently the book is being pushed towards publication.  I have four sons. Yes. Four. We have a sweet yellow lab, a bobtail cat, a parakeet, and two Californian rabbits, and my family and I enjoy traveling whenever the opportunity and resources allow it. Though explorers at heart, we live on a wooded mountainside in West Virginia and hike whenever possible. We have moved about the United States and even the United Kingdom, where my love of historical romance was born. How could it not? 

Book Excerpt:

Anno Domini 1192. April

The spring insects buzzed peaceably, and the evening sun promised a glowing sunset. Madeline Crawford had watched many sunsets, hoping that the warm rays would heal her broken heart. Aye, her heart was finally healing, because in this moment, she could breathe in and out and appreciate the beauty without the sadness that had plagued her for so long, threatening to kill her simple joy. In this moment, she felt content. The first time she had felt so in many months. She looked down, smiled, and adjusted a blanket, then picked up her book of Aesop’s Fables again and continued reading.

“And so, the wise astrologer walked, gazing upward at the heavens”—how she also enjoyed looking at the night sky and contemplating the patterns of stars—“only to then fall into a well. The townsfolk gathered around him, hearing his calls of distress, only then to scold him. ‘Wise astrologer,’ they said. ‘Whilst you were staring upward at the sky, trying to divinate the meaning of the stars, you failed to see the very things here on earth that surround you…’”

The very earth beneath her began to rumble as she finished the sentence. Madeline paused. The guardsmen on the wall were clattering down the walk, their arms clanking and chain mail jingling. She looked out through the open gates, down the meandering path that led along the valley between the hills.

The beating of horse hooves was growing stronger, as if the army of England were descending upon her simple stone tower to raze her home. She saw two horsemen barreling down the road toward her, both dark haired. The one in the back, as wild as the Highlands from which he had come, wore his MacGregor great kilt proudly. The horseman in front wore a dirty Irish leine, the white of it having seen brighter days, with boots lacing up his legs. His hair was shaggy, longer, his beard unmanaged. Over his shoulder was a haphazardly pleated plaid, the same color as the other man’s tartan.

Madeline snatched up her bundle of blankets, allowing the book to tumble from her hands and splay open in the dirt. Two of her servants, Fingal and the young lass Joselyn, raced for the door of the tower to hustle Madeline within.

Yet a wary tingling was coursing through her blood. She knew the man propelling toward her gate. It didn’t seem real, didn’t seem possible. It couldn’t be him. After all this time. After so many months, after she had finally resigned herself to accept Rabbie MacGregor’s marriage offer. After she had given up hope that this man would ever return. It had to be a marauder, intent on rape and pillage.

It couldn’t be him.

“Madeline!” the man called in a voice with a rich timbre, galloping through the wooden gates and pulling back on the reins of his mount. “Madeline, stop!”

She whirled around in the doorway and finally saw him as he threw himself from the saddle. The sight was a shock. She froze. It was him. It was Teàrlach MacGregor, in the flesh, in an Irish leine and boots, as if he were the fabled Fionn incarnated. His hair had always been shaggy, but he could tie it back now, if he wanted. She remembered so vividly the feel of his curls as her fingers laced through them, combing them in gentle pets as he lay upon her breast by the nighttime campfire surrounded by insect cadences and silence. Her heart ached anew.



The Lady and Mr. Jones

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by Alyssa Alexander

 

About the Book:

Born in the rookeries, the hard life is something Jones is all too familiar with. Saved as a young boy, he was trained to be a spy, one of the best–elite, in fact. He now spends his days serving His Majesty in espionage, hunting rogue spies. His latest assignment, though, has him tracking a fellow spy… Cat Ashdown is a baroness. Nothing is more important than protecting five hundred years of heritage. She knows every detail of every estate that commands the largest income in Britain— yet her father placed her inheritance in trust to her uncle who is forcing her to marry a man she has no desire for. The baroness’s battle against law and convention leads her to Jones and results that are surprising … and possibly unwanted.

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About the Author:

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Alyssa Alexander is an award-winning author who survives the cold Michigan winters by penning romance novels that always include a bit of adventure. Her debut release received 4.5 Stars & Top Pick by Romantic Times, was nominated for the RT 2014 Best First Historical and the 2015 Best First Book RITA. She’s been called a “talented newcomer” and “a rising star you won’t want to miss.” Alyssa lives with her own set of heroes, aka an ever-patient husband and a small boy who wears a knight in a shining armor costume for such tasks as scrubbing potatoes.

Book Excerpt:

Spring 1819

Jones rubbed a thumb along the faint line running the length of the pistol’s barrel. He couldn’t remember now the origin of the scratch, but he had never been able to polish it out to his satisfaction.

Nevertheless, he tried. A man took care of his weapons.

There was very little light in the hidden nook of his commander’s office. Curtains blocked the candlelight from the main room, so it fell just shy of the flintlock pistol. But Jones needed no light for this work, as he knew the feel and shape of the weapon, every ridge in the wood, every curve of the iron. Still, bringing out the small, soft linen square he kept in his pocket, he began the meticulous process of rubbing the iron and wood.

And he listened to the conversation occurring beyond the secret alcove he had been assigned to.

“The Flower is no longer yours to command, Lord Wycomb. Nor has she been this last half year.” Sir Charles Flint spoke carefully to the man standing on the other side of his desk. The light was bright near the two of them, from the fire and the windows and the candles. It shone on the broad, barrel chest of Sir Charles and the lean, elegantly clothed agent challenging him. “The Flower is now under my direct command.”

Ah. They were discussing Vivienne La Fleur, the opera dancer who had captivated London between visits to France and breaking into the homes of the ton at Wycomb’s direction. She excelled at thievery, with her quick fingers and elegant grace. She was also damned good at lock-picking, as her new husband, Maximilian Westwood, had become aware.

But Henry Taylor, Lord Wycomb—the bastard—had mistreated her and lost Sir Charles’s good will.

And Jones’s respect.

“I trained her.” Lord Wycomb’s voice was as cool and careful as the spymaster’s behind the desk. “I found her in the rookeries as a child, trained her for espionage, and commanded her assignments for a decade. She is my agent.”

From his hiding place, Jones glanced at Wycomb’s back, at the set of his shoulders and angle of his head. Jones couldn’t see his face from this vantage point, but there did not seem to be any sign of untoward anger.

Jones refolded the linen square and began to polish his pistol anew, focusing on that single scratch he could not smooth out.

“The Flower was your agent. I have reassigned her. Again, I now control her missions,” Sir Charles answered. There was no hint of his anger at Wycomb’s treatment of the Flower—but Jones knew, if Wycomb did not. Jones had seen Sir Charles months ago in this very office, had witnessed the mingled fury and pity. “Why is it that you require her expertise?”

“An assignment that is not under your command, Sir Charles.” Haughtiness. Presumption. Precedence. All echoed in the room.

From his hiding place, Jones narrowed his eyes. A man didn’t disrespect his superior officer, regardless of social titles. Tempted to stand and reveal his presence, Jones flattened his hand over the pistol to steady himself. He had his own assignment, and allowing his irritation free rein was not it.



Tying the Scot

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by Jennifer Trethewey

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At age eleven, Alex Sinclair pledges an oath to the Duke of Chatham promising to serve and protect his illegitimate daughter, Lucy FitzHarris. Nine years later, the duke unexpectedly takes Alex up on his vow, offering the future Laird of Balforss his daughter’s hand in marriage. Now a man, hotheaded Alex has difficulty convincing Lucy—who would rather starve to death than marry a vulgar Scot—to go through with the arranged marriage. Once Lucy arrives in Scotland, she cannot resist the magic of Balforss or the allure of her handsome Highland warrior. But when Alex seemingly betrays Lucy right before their wedding, she is tricked into running away. Alex must rein in his temper to rescue his lady from unforeseen danger and Lucy must swallow her pride if she hopes to wed the Highlander she has come to love.

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About the Author:

B1c4YT7xXtS__UX250_Jennifer Trethewey is an actor-turned-writer who has moved her performances from the stage to the page. In 2013 she traveled to Scotland for the first time, where she instantly fell for the language, humor, intense sense of pride, and breathtaking landscape. Her love for Scotland was translated into her first series of historical romance novels, the Highlanders of Balforss. The sexy, adventurous first book of the series, TYING THE SCOT, is set to be released in November 2017. Trethewey’s primary experience in bringing the imaginary to life was working for one of the oldest women’s theaters in the nation, where she was the co-founder and co-artistic director. Today she continues to act, but writes contemporary and historical fiction full-time. Her other loves include dogs, movies, music and good wine. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband.

Book Excerpt:

Without warning, Hercules hopped onto the cook’s lap, causing her to let out a whoop. He tickled her chin with dog kisses. Alex had never heard Mrs. Swenson giggle before.

“Do you want someone to feed you, my wee mannie?” she said, talking to him like he was a baby. She picked up the bowl and hand-fed the bits of meat to Hercules. He chewed and swallowed, all the while gazing adoringly at the cook.

“Looks like you have a new friend,” Alex said.

Mrs. Swenson feigned irritation with him. “Och, take a cake and be gone with you.”

He plucked a small raisin cake from a mound of baked goods, kissed her again, and crammed the entire thing into his mouth. On the way back to the house, he encountered Lucy. She had removed her bonnet and jacket as well as the lacy piece of clothing that covered her shoulders and chest. Some of her curly black locks of hair had come unpinned and bounced around on the swells of her breasts, leaving him spellbound.

“Where’s Hercules?” she asked, as though accusing him of losing her dog. “I have been looking all over for him.”

Mouth still filled with cake, he struggled to swallow, but only succeeded in choking. Pointing at the kitchen door, Alex watched Lucy march off in a huff. At last, he swallowed a mass of cake the size of a crabapple, and wiped his mouth. He remained in the middle of the yard, waiting, half expecting to hear Mrs. Swenson and Lucy break into an argument over the dog. To his relief, Lucy exited the kitchen with Hercules and the cook, both women laughing. Mrs. Swenson pointed to the sky and Lucy nodded. Warning Lucy about the hawk?

She crossed the yard, smiling. The smile disappeared, however, when she met his eyes. She swept past him without a word, nose in the air. Some inexplicable force compelled him to follow her.



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Leader of Titans by Kathryn Le Veque Release Blitz

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Pirates of Britannia Book 2

by Kathryn Le Veque!

Publication date: November 29, 2017
Genre: Historical Medieval Romance

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It’s Medieval knights on the high seas! Swords, sea, and sea-going warriors in this exciting tale!

Welcome to a brand-new Medieval series of a daring brotherhood, where honor among thieves reigns supreme, and crushing their enemies is a thrilling pastime. These are the Pirates of Britannia.

1444 A.D. – Constantine le Brecque a man of many facets. As the bastard son of Henry V, he was raised in secret to protect him from the king’s enemies and lived his life knowing that his royal blood was a curse. He was, however, properly educated and trained as a knight, and one of the very best England has ever seen. But when he falls in love with the wrong woman, the course of his life is irrevocably changed….

Now, Constantine is known as the fearsome English pirate called LEADER OF TITANS, but his experience with his ex-lover wasn’t enough to drive him away from women. He loves them, and loves them in droves. Passion, plunder, and pirates his is motto.

Enter Lady Greggoria “Gregg” de Moyon. A pious woman, she was given a sacred object by her husband, an object much sought after by the terrible French pirates who roam the coast between Brittany and England. When her husband is killed by the French pirates on their quest for the treasure, Greggoria must turn to Constantine for help. She knows that only a pirate of equal strength can fight off the French and save her from most certain doom.

Constantine is more than willing to help the beautiful woman with the unusual name. But when he unexpectedly falls for her, the man with more women than a Arab shiek finds that his task has just become unbearably complicated. Can he save Greggoria from the French pirates who want to see her dead? And the mysterious treasure that she is protecting… will it be his destruction?

NOTE:

This is Book 2 in the Lords of the Sea pirate series, written by Eliza Knight and Kathryn Le Veque. Eliza Knight’s novel, SAVAGE OF THE SEA, is Book One in this series. All books are stand-alones but much more fun if read together!

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Gregoria hadn’t expected that turn in conversation and she flushed, turning away from him when she realized that he was suddenly very close to her. His big body was brushing up against her right side and she took a step away, discreetly, to put distance between them, but Constantine quickly closed the gap.

“There is not much to tell,” she said, feeling the heat in her cheeks at his close proximity. “I was born, I grew up, and I was married for a very short time. I live modestly with… with my mother.”

She tried to move away again but Constantine snaked an arm around her waist, preventing her from moving away from him. His other hand came up, cupping her face as he gently kissed her cheek.

“Please tell me there is nothing modest about you,” he rumbled. “Please tell me that you are a woman of pleasure and leisure for, truly, a woman of your beauty is meant only for such things.”

She gasped when he kissed her, swiftly pulling away and ending up over by the bed. She stood there, panting, as Constantine went in pursuit. “I am not a woman of pleasure,” she said breathlessly. “Are you inferring that I am a… a…?”

“A whore?” Constantine finished for her, amused. The fact that she was running from him only seemed to feed his lust. “Lady, you are clearly not a whore. But with your luscious body and sweet face, you are made for a man’s pleasure. That is clear. And it seems to me that you are a lady who needs protection now that your husband is dead.”

Gregoria was growing faint as she realized what he was suggesting. He made a swipe for her but she moved away, out of range.

“I am not made for a man’s pleasure!” she gasped, outraged. “I have never… that is to say, my husband was the only man… he… no one else has ever touched me!”

It was a lie, but she was grasping at straws now, off-guard with Constantine’s pursuit. He could see he had her on the run but, as far as he was concerned, it was a feminine game to feed his want for her. She was toying with him and, like a fool, he was falling for it. The more she ran from him, the more he wanted her.

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About Kathryn:

KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, a charter Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Contemporary Romance. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY’s HEA blog.

In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD’Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine. Kathryn was the the winner of Uncaged Book Reviews Magazine “Raven Award” for Favorite Medieval Romance (Vestiges of Valor) and Favorite Cover, all Genres (Queen of Lost Stars) for 2017.

Kathryn’s Medieval Romance novels have been called ‘detailed’, ‘highly romantic’, and ‘character-rich’. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. More than that, she writes for both women AND men – an unusual crossover for a romance author – and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.

On October 29, 2015, Amazon launched Kathryn’s Kindle Worlds Fan Fiction site WORLD OF DE WOLFE PACK. As Kindle World’s FIRST Historical Romance fan fiction world, Kathryn Le Veque’s World of de Wolfe Pack will contain all of the great story-telling that readers have come to expect from many of historical romance’s best authors.

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Dare to Kiss

The Maxwell Series, Book 1

by S.B. Alexander
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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His touch gave her hope.

Baseball phenom Lacey Robinson is stricken with nightmares and panic attacks after losing her mom and sister. A move across the country gives her renewed purpose and hope that she can again play her beloved sport. All she needs to do is try out for the boys’ baseball team. She’s focused and determined to accomplish her goal until she meets sexy Kade Maxwell. He’s a distraction she doesn’t need.

Kade Maxwell has worked tirelessly to keep his family together since the death of his baby sister. When he goes in search of his brother, he isn’t prepared to find a gun pointed at his head by one of the most beautiful girls he’s ever seen. Kade vows to win Lacey’s heart, but a violent rival from his past returns to town, putting his plans in jeopardy.

Lacey and Kade must dare to fight so they can forge a future together.

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Dare to Dream

The Maxwell Series, Book 2

by S.B. Alexander
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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The future is never carved in stone.

Bad boy Kade Maxwell knows the pain of loss. His sister’s death tore his family apart, and his life seemed destined to continue down a nightmarish path until he met Lacey Robinson. Her determination and dedication make him believe he can dream again.

Lacey longs for three things: a baseball scholarship with ASU, a future with Kade, and to find the person who killed her mom and sister. When a trip to California opens a door that could expose the killer, Kade’s and Lacey’s paths begin to diverge.

Kade will do anything to protect the woman he loves, even if it means trading his life for hers. Lacey vows to push through her demons and show Kade and her family that she has what it takes to rise above tragedy, even if she must run into the arms of a killer to save a loved one.

Highly recommended to read Dare to Kiss first.

Intended for audiences 18+


Dare to Love

The Maxwell Series, Book 3

by S.B. Alexander
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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Risks are always worth taking.

Cocky Kelton Maxwell is an impossibly sexy and charming college playboy who’s set on attending Harvard Law. He has no interest in the trappings of romance. He only needs a prestigious internship at a highfalutin law firm to seal his application. But when a blast from his past shows up in Boston, his future is jeopardized. Kelton swore he would never put himself through heartache again. He would rather pledge his allegiance to the devil than drop to his knees to worship a woman, especially her.

Feisty Lizzie Reardon is on a mission to find the man who stole her inheritance. Her only lead sends her to an art class, where she finds the boy she left standing on the hot Texas pavement several years ago. She isn’t prepared to deal with Kelton, and she definitely isn’t ready to see him posing naked for a room full of students. Yet she can’t help but admire the boy who is now all man, hard, cut, and covered with colorful tattoos.

Kelton won’t dare to get close. Lizzie won’t dare to let him in. Can they both dare to love?

This book can be read as a stand alone. Intended for audiences 18+


Dare to Dance

The Maxwell Series, Book 4

by S.B. Alexander
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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Fighting is the only way to survive.

Single mom Ruby Lewis dreamed of becoming a ballerina. Instead of performing for the rich and famous, she’s swinging her fists at girls twice her size in filthy underground fights. Begging for her next meal, she often thinks of the only boy she ever cared about. But when he shows up at one of her fights, she’s not ready to run into his arms. Instead, she’s ready to go five rounds with him in the ring.

Hoping to sign with one of the biggest boxing promoters in the country, Kross Maxwell must maintain a near-perfect record. He can’t afford to lose any more bouts, but his head isn’t in the ring. To get back in the game, he goes in search of the girl he walked away from, the one who still owns his heart.

As Kross struggles for Ruby’s attention, and Ruby strives to get her daughter out of foster care, they both must let go of the past if they want any chance to build a family.

This book can be read as a stand alone. Intended for audiences 18+

About S.B. Alexander

S.B. Alexander is a bestselling romance author. Her books are filled with stories that tug at your heart, and are filled with romance, drama, action and suspense. As much as she loves to write, she also loves to read. Some of her favorite authors growing up were Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. She stills enjoy reading Stephen King. In fact, she loves most genres, although in the past three years she has gravitated toward the romance genre, which is when she started her journey to write her first book. Her motto: write what you love to read.

Aside from writing, she’s a huge sports fan, in particular, baseball. Since she hails from New England, she is a diehard Red Sox fan. She’s also a navy veteran and former math teacher, and for the last twenty years she’s spent her career in the corporate world, coaching, teaching, and selling.

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Matchmaking for Wallflowers Book 6

by Bianca Blythe

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Print Length: 192 pages

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Publication Date: November 30, 2017

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A reclusive duke…
Lord Frederick Bowen, Duke of Salisbury, is expecting an heiress for Christmas. The fact does not bring him pleasure. Ever since the war ended, he would rather focus on experiments for his new waterproof material.

A commoner…
Celia might be the daughter of an earl, but she’s of the illegitimate variety. She has resigned herself to life as a maid for the wicked countess and her two half-sisters.

A Christmas house party…
When Celia’s half-sister begs her to pretend to be her, Celia finds herself in a fairy tale. Everyone knows though that fairy tales never come true…

My Thoughts:

What a delightful read!!

This sixth book in Bianca Blythe’s Matchmaking For Wallflowers Series seems to be a Holiday take on Cinderella. It includes a wicked countess, half sisters(one who asks Celia to pose as her), and a Duke who is her unlikely suitor.
This fairytale like Christmas Romance will engage the reader and keep your attention. I couldn’t put it down once I began reading.

Lord Fredrick Bowen is an unlikely Duke. He much prefers his chemistry experiments to anything society has to offer. He needs to marry to carry on the title so along with his mother he invites Lady Theodosia Fitzroy to his home and to a ball to be held there.

Lady Theodosia has ideas of her own. She is in love with a French Comte and intends to elope to marry him. She asks Celia to take her place and thus ensues our story.

Our basic rags to riches Cinderella tale turns into a wonderfully told regency romp.

I gave this delightful tale 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.0 of 5.0 flames. Our tale is mostly a comically sweet one with only one intimate encounter.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author via Bookfunnel to read and review as part of her review team. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

The Series To Date:

  1. How to Capture a Duke
  2. A Rogue to Avoid
  3. Runaway Wallflower
  4. Mad About The Baron
  5. A Marquess For Convenience
  6. The Wrong Heiress For Christmas

About The Author:

Born in Texas, Wellesley graduate Bianca Blythe spent four years in England. She bianca-blythe-authorworked in a fifteenth century castle, though sadly that didn’t actually involve spotting dukes and earls strutting about in Hessians.

She credits British weather for forcing her into a library, where she discovered her first Julia Quinn novel. Thank goodness for blustery downpours.

Bianca writes historical romances and mysteries.  She now lives in Massachusetts with her dashing husband.

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Rose: A Scottish Outlaw

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by Lily Baldwin

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Publication Date: November 30, 2017

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Rose MacVie sees her life stretching out before her, empty and unchanging; that is, until she decides to make her own destiny. Setting sail alone, she leaves behind her island home and is caught in a sudden tempest.

Tristan Thatcher is a wealthy merchant, sea captain, and contented bachelor, but all that he has worked for is threatened when his father betroths him to the daughter of a ruthless baron. If he refuses the marriage, he and his family stand to lose everything, but marrying a woman he despises is unthinkable. Just when it seems all hope is lost, his Quarter Master proposes a plan, to which Tristan reluctantly agrees. All he needs is a woman willing to take a few risks for a good cause, but where is he going to find such a woman in the middle of the sea?

 



Loving a Noble Gentleman

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A Historical Regency Romance Book

by Abigail Agar, Bridget Barton 

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Introducing the “Loving a Noble Gentleman” Novel – Discover NOW The New Regency Romance Book by Abigail Agarn!

Lovely – Romantic – Exciting!

As soon as Lady Mary Roberts becomes 18 years old, she is presented with an unpleasant surprise. Her father, through his will, dictates that she marries a man that she has never met. Otherwise, she risks losing her estate and her beloved house.

Mary is even more discouraged by the potential of a forced marriage since her sister, Charlotte, is married to a despicable man that abuses her.

Duke Edmund Smith, a respectable young businessman, and business partner of Mary’s father, is his chosen one. When Mary and Edmund meet, there is an instant dislike. He seems arrogant, she seems troublesome.

But is a marriage to the Duke something to dismiss? Will Mary be able to look behind the aloof behaviour of the Duke and see the real man? And will the Duke be able to leave everything behind him in search for a true love?

“Loving a Noble Gentleman” is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

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Kind Ella and the Charming Duke

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A Historical Regency Romance Book

by Bridget Barton

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Introducing the “Kind Ella and the Charming Duke” Novel – Discover NOW The New Regency Romance Book by Bridget Barton!

Lovely – Romantic – Exciting!

Following the death of her beloved father, Ella Winfield is devastated when her mother, a woman with untamed social aspirations, hastily marries the Earl of Dandridge. He is a humorless man, and one whom Ella does not trust for a moment. Leaving her beloved Longton Manor behind, Ella is cast adrift in the large and unwelcoming Dandridge Hall, despite her desperate plea that her mother need not marry at all.

The Earl’s daughters, Lady Patience and Lady Georgiana, are spoiled and manner less young ladies, used to their own way in all things and fiercely competitive with one another. But when the Duke of Hillington is reported to be searching for a suitable bride, the tension between the sisters reaches new heights. With Ella’s simple beauty, intelligence, and fine manners, the Earl seeks to hide her away from the world and, more importantly, the Duke of Hillington himself.

When he determines that Ella not attend a masquerade ball to which the whole family has been invited, Ella takes it upon herself to attend in disguise and spy on the ambitious little family for her own amusement. When she finds herself in anonymous conversation with the Duke himself, she realizes that there is more to him than a man who would seek nothing more than a pretty bride with a large dowry. He is open and amusing and she finds herself quite captivated.

Rufus Darnley, the Duke of Hillington, cannot shake from his mind the curious and exciting young woman who appeared at his masquerade ball uninvited, and he can no longer find any enthusiasm for his search for a wife with whom he might provide an heir to the Duchy. When he finds the discarded mask of the mysterious woman who left the ball without a word, he holds on to the hope that he might one day discover her true identity.

As the Earl of Dandridge plots the most appalling schemes to keep the Duke interested in his own daughters, Ella Winfield must do what she can to stop the man she is fast becoming attracted to from being steered in the direction of either Lady Patience or Lady Georgiana, all without being discovered by the family who have, one by one, turned their backs upon her.

“Kind Ella and the Charming Duke” is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

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Marked for Death New Release by J.C. Valentine

Marked for Death

by J.C. Valentine

Blind Jacks MC #1

Publication Date: November 29, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MC, Biker, Romance

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Tiffany

Leading a nomadic life, I’ve been on the run from my rich ex-husband for years. I’ve learned every trick in the book, staying one step ahead of him and his trackers. He’s taken everything from me, and despite everything, I’ve managed to carve out a life. But he’s getting close again. It’s time to hit the road, to start over…but it looks like the universe has other plans.

Ryder

As Sargent at Arms, stalking the crazy man trying to kill my MC brothers is part of my job description. Protecting the club is what I live for. Unfortunately, today I’m the loser in our never ending game of cat and mouse. The last thing I remember before waking up in the emergency room is staring up at the sky while bleeding out onto the cold, hard pavement. Then the pretty nurse walks in and turns my world sideways, and those soft hands know just how to handle a big, angry biker like me. With a psycho on my tail, the stakes couldn’t be higher. I know I should walk away, but self-preservation has never been much of a strong suit. As my enemy closes in, I’ve got no gun, three bullet holes, and absolutely zero patience left. The question is, who will be the one to sign my death warrant—the crazy-ass biker who’s gunning for me…or the sexy-as-sin nurse I’ve got a hard-on for?

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Hooking his arm around her waist, he pulled her flush with his body and murmured, “You’re the only thing right in my world at the moment. Ever thought of stealing a moment in time, just for yourself?”

His eyes were filled with heat and his voice was laced with desire. Frowning, she tried to make sense of his words.

“I live a dangerous and unpredictable life,” he explained with a fierce edge. “Sometimes, when I see something I want, I just grab it. Even if I only have it for a moment, it can live in my memory instead of my imagination.”

Absently rubbing her hand up and down his muscular chest, she responded with a whisper, “That makes more sense than a lot of things I’ve heard.”

“I like the way your hands feel on me. I know I ain’t nothin’, but sometimes a man needs a taste of heaven.”

Looking up at his gorgeous, scarred face, she could see him moving closer. Her eyes drifted down to his lips, and before she could think of what to say, he was kissing her.

If she thought he was going to be rough and demanding, she couldn’t have been more wrong. His lips ghosted over hers, teasing and pulling her into his thrall.

Suddenly, her hands slid through his hair. His mouth became more demanding, his tongue swiping across the seam of her mouth. He was begging for entrance, and she wanted more than anything to give it.

ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society…

None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fiancé.

The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield into a truly engagement-ending scandal. The Wakefields are the height of propriety, and Nicholas’s parents have made it clear a wife from the neighboring Bishop family would be unacceptable…

But Nicholas would give up his family and his fortune if Amelia would ever see him as more than just a childhood friend. He’ll go along with her scheme, even if it means ruining them both, because he’s got a plan that will change her mind about him being merely the boy next door.

My Thoughts:

(First Reviewed July 13th, 2017)

This is the first book I have read by this author but it will not be the last. I fell in love with the writing style and characters almost from the start.

This friends to lovers historical romance is wonderfully written and an enjoyable read.

Amelia Bishop is not an adventurous sort of young lady, but she is strong-willed. She is currently stuck with a stuffy fiancé not at all to her liking. She will do almost anything to get rid of the cad. These things have included a horse race in trousers on Rotten Row, going to a gaming hall in a dress that would make her sainted mother faint and sneaking an invitation to a scandalous ball  Nothing she has done so far has scared off the unwanted fiancé who seems more determined than ever to wed her.

Nicholas Wakefield was her closest childhood friend. He has been secretly in love with Amelia for a very long time. He wrote his feelings in letters to her that he never sent. His family is the height of propriety and his parents have stressed to him that a wife from the neighboring Bishops would not be acceptable… Will he participate in Amelia’s scheme of a truly engagement-ending scandal?

Will he defy his parent’s edict and marry the woman he loves?

I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4.5 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


Coming January 30, 2018

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A Scandal By Any Other Name

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by Kimberly Bell

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Series: A Tale of Two Sisters, Book 2

Release Date: Jan 30, 2018

Page Count: 300

Imprint: amara

Genre: historical, historical victorian

Tropes: forced proximity, opposites attract

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Kissing a rake in full view of the stable boy. Unchaperoned picnics with no one to see what happens. Someone to show her things young ladies should never do with handsome, unmarried dukes…Julia Bishop would give anything to have these things happen outside of her imagination.

Isolated from Victorian society, Julia never meets anyone who could bring those fantasies to life. Until a devastatingly handsome man arrives at her sister’s estate—the new Duke of Albermarle.

Jasper DeVere left London to privately grieve his grandfather’s death. Julia is just the distraction he needs, and she wants no future with him, just right now. When their all-out affair slips dangerously close to something more, they both know society would never allow Julia to become a duchess. And the queen would never approve a marriage. With Jasper’s inevitable return to London, Jasper and Julia can go back to their separate lives or risk everything to choose each other.



MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Tying the Scot

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by Jennifer Trethewey

File Size: 1366 KB

Print Length: 336 pages

Series: The Highlanders of Balforss, Book 1

Genre: highlander, historical, historical regency

Tropes: mistaken identity, unrequited love

Publisher: Entangled

Imprint: Amara (November 27, 2017)

Publication Date: November 27, 2017

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A hotheaded Highlander and a fiery English Lady–what could go wrong?

At age eleven, Alex Sinclair pledges an oath to the Duke of Chatham promising to serve and protect his illegitimate daughter, Lucy FitzHarris. Nine years later, the duke unexpectedly takes Alex up on his vow, offering the future Laird of Balforss his daughter’s hand in marriage.

Now a man, hotheaded Alex has difficulty convincing Lucy—who would rather starve to death than marry a vulgar Scot—to go through with the arranged marriage. Once Lucy arrives in Scotland, she cannot resist the magic of Balforss or the allure of her handsome Highland warrior. But when Alex seemingly betrays Lucy right before their wedding, she is tricked into running away. Alex must rein in his temper to rescue his lady from unforeseen danger and Lucy must swallow her pride if she hopes to wed the Highlander she has come to love.

My Thoughts:

I loved this novel with it’s witty and charming dialog. This book has it all, charm, romance, a wonderful background story and sinister intent all wrapped up in the sweeping landscape of Scotland.

It is an amazingly well written debut novel and I look forward to more by this talented author.

I loved how we start out with the back story of how these two met as children with an oath by our eventual hero to protect the eventual heroine.

Alex can not remember much about Lucy and since she is the daughter of a Duke even though she is  illegitimate she must be a spoiled, petulant shrew of a lady. He decides upon finding himself betrothed to her to find out just what she is like. That means when they meet again he will not reveal who he is but observe her instead.

Lucy doesn’t remember much about Alex either but when she discovers his deception she is sure it was meant to be a cruel joke.

Will this inauspicious beginning lead to an eternal love for these two evenly matched characters.

I could not put this book down once I had gotten past the background story. It is one for the keeper shelf!

I gave this debut novel 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames. The actual intimacy in this story was a long time coming with it being consummated on our hero and heroine’s actual wedding night. It was a sweetly written part of this story.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

About The Author:

B1c4YT7xXtS__UX250_Hi, I’m Jennifer Trethewey and I write about men in kilts because, hey, what’s not to love about a man in a kilt? I was lucky enough to travel to Scotland twice. I’m planning a third trip next year. I have fallen in love with the Highlands and all things Scottish: the people, their language, cuisine, customs, idioms, humor, history, intense sense of pride, and, most of all, the land—the perfect setting for sweeping romantic tales of love, strife, and glory. As they say, Scotland is pure dead brilliant!

As for more personal stuff, I’m an actress, former co-artistic director of a professional theater company, and my husband and I operate an improv comedy club. I live with my comedian husband in the Midwest where I’ve been ever since college.

I write both contemporary and historical fiction full time. I like to read romance, mystery, fantasy, and paranormal, as well as literary fiction and non-fiction. As you can imagine, I’m a big fan of Outlander and Herself. I adore traveling to new places (but I hate flying). I love movies and music and dogs and good wine and I love to enjoy them all with my friends.



 

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Some say life is a grand adventure—but for Lady Abigail Rutland, it’s a tremendous bore. As a woman of noble birth in eighteenth-century England, she is expected to keep quiet and marry well, but she longs for so much more.

“Be careful what you wish for,” the old saying goes. After a chaotic night, she wakes up in the hold of a former slaver with her body bound and her hair shorn. She is soon “rescued” by an American privateer, who assumes she is a cabin boy and puts her to work. Eager for adventure, Abigail maintains her disguise despite a budding attraction to the infamous Captain Jacob Thorne. Meanwhile, Captain Thorne schemes to spring his kin from a British prison.

What follows is a thrilling tale that tosses and churns with the high seas. Set during the height of the American Revolution, Sweet Vengeance contains accurate historical details that enrich and complicate the story. Abigail yearns for danger and excitement, and it isn’t long before she discovers that the most urgent peril comes from within her own wild heart.



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She must secure her future

A lady should never be obliged to think of matters financial! But when Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe’s carefree, extravagant lifestyle vanishes with the demise of her husband, her only hope lies in retrieving a family treasure—a Renaissance masterpiece currently in the hands of a cunning art collector in Venice. Thankfully, the Lady Travelers Society has orchestrated a clever plan to get Willie to Europe, leading a tour of mothers and daughters…and one curiously attentive man.

He must reclaim his heritage

Dante Augustus Montague’s one passion has long been his family’s art collection. He’s finally tracked a long-lost painting to the enchanting Lady Bascombe. Convinced that the canvas had been stolen, he will use any means to reclaim his birthright—including deception. But how long before pretend infatuation gives way to genuine desire?

Now they’re rivals for a prize that will change everything

Willie and Dante know they’re playing with fire in the magical moonlit city. Their common quest could compromise them both…or lead them to happily-ever-after.

My Thoughts:

This series has been a joy to read to date.

There is just enough of a comical nature along with intrigue and romance to make the reader so involved they never want to put the book down.

The characters are well drawn and the storyline is both comical and intriguing. This has been a favorite series from book # 1 and I look forward for more to come.

Lady Wilhelmina Bascombe has lived a charming existence until the death of her husband revealed the true state of her financial situation. Now she is desperate to go to Italy to recover a painting her husband had borrowed funds on.

Dante Augustus Montague is also trying to recover this same piece of art. It belonged to his family and there is no record of it ever being sold or given away.
He intends to follow Willie to Venice to take possession of what rightfully belongs to him as part of his family heritage.

How will this comical tale of mystery and romance proceed?

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames.

Sparks fly when these two come together.

As usual Victoria Alexander does not fail us with her witty and intriguing story and her ability to keep the reader absorbed.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book with invitation from the author via Netgalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


This Series to Date:

  1. The Proper Way to Stop a Wedding in Seven Days or Less (prequel novella)
  2. The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen
  3. The Rise and Fall of Reginald Everheart  (novella)
  4. The Lady Travelers Guide to Larceny with a Dashing Stranger

 


About The Author:

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.

Since the publication of her first book in 1995, she has written forty-one full length novels and eight novellas. The Perfect Wife—originally published in 1996 and reissued in March 2008—hit #1 on the New York Times list.  The best selling, award winning author has books translated into more than a dozen different languages and has readers around the world. Victoria credits much of her writing success to her experiences as a reporter.

Her years as a broadcast journalist were spent in two radically different areas of the country: Nebraska and West Virginia. In West Virginia, she covered both natural and manmade disasters. She was on the scene when a power plant construction accident in a small town left 52 men dead. She once spent the night on a mountain waiting to learn of the fate of coal miners trapped in a mine collapse. Victoria was producing a newscast when her husband (who worked at the same television station) and several other journalists were held hostage by a disturbed Vietnam veteran. In Nebraska, she reported on the farm crisis and watched people lose land that had been in their families for generations. She covered the story that was the basis of the movie BOYS DON’T CRY and once acted as the link between police and a gunman who had barricaded himself in his home. Her investigative work exposed the trucking of New York City garbage to a small town dump in rural Nebraska.

During her journalism career, Victoria covered every president from Ford to Clinton. She knows firsthand what it feels like to be surrounded by rising floodwaters and inside a burning building. She’s interviewed movie stars including Kevin Costner, ridden an elephant and flown in a governor’s helicopter. She’s covered a national political convention and Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Denver as well as small town festivals celebrating everything from walnuts to Glen Miller. Her work was honored by numerous organizations including the Associated Press who called a feature about a firefighter’s school “story telling genius”. It was the encouragement she needed to turn from news to fiction. She’s never looked back.

Victoria is a former president of the Omaha Press Club and in 2009 was named an OPC Face on the Barroom Floor. A caricature portrait of her joined previous faces including presidents, sports figures and politicians in a tradition that began in 1971.

Victoria credits her love of romance and journalism to the influence of her favorite comic book character: Lois Lane, a terrific reporter and a great heroine who pursued Superman with an unwavering determination. And why not? He was extremely well drawn.

Victoria grew up traveling the world as an Air Force brat. Today, she lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and two bearded collies—Louie and Reggie. They all live happily ever after in a house under constant renovation and the accompanying parade of men in tool belts. And never ending chaos. Victoria laughs a great deal—she has to.



A Knight’s Vow

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by Lindsay Townsend

File Size: 1976 KB

Print Length: 445 pages

Publisher: Lindsay Townsend

Publication Date: August 8, 2017

First published by Kensington Publishing, New York, in 2008

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A crusader, haunted by grief and guilt. A bride-to-be, struggling with old yearnings and desires. Can Sir Guillelm de la Rochelle and Lady Alyson of Olverton rediscover the innocent love they once had for each other? When Guillelm makes a fearful vow on their wedding night, is all lost forever between him and Alyson? And will the secret enemy who hates their marriage destroy them both?

England, 1138. Set against the dangerous backdrop of the crusades, this sweeping romance captures the story of a beautiful, young woman and the dashing knight who will battle his fiercest enemies to win her undying love…
Ever since she was fourteen, Alyson of Olverton dreamed of marrying a brave, charismatic young knight. His name was Guillelm de la Rochelle and his marriage proposal satisfied her deepest yearnings. But her father forbade their union, prompting Guillelm to set out for the Holy Land, breaking Alyson’s innocent heart. Seven years later, the valiant knight has defied rumors of his death and returned home, having no idea that nothing is the same as when he left…

Back from fighting in the crusades, Guillelm is stunned to find Alyson entrenched in his father’s ancestral castle even worse she was betrothed to his father before he died. Despite this chilling fact, Guillelm finds himself struggling to resist the temptation to seduce her. Torn between intense jealousy and overwhelming desire, he shocks them both by proposing marriage a second time, justifying that it will be easier to keep her safe if she is his bride. Little do they know, however, that there is an enemy in their very midst one who won’t rest until he destroys their chance at everlasting love…

“A Knight’s Vow” is a tale of romance and chivalry In a time of knights and ladies, of tournaments and battles, of crusades, castles and magic.

(First published by Kensington Publishing, New York, in 2008.)



The Twelve Days of Seduction

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Print Length: 82 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous (December 30, 2013)

Publication Date: December 30, 2013

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Twelve Days of Seduction by Maire Claremont

Alexander Hunt, Eighth Duke of Berresford, is aware his ward’s governess misrepresented herself to gain employment, and he’s quite displeased, even if she is one of the most intelligent women’s he’s ever met. His ward deserves a reputable governess, so he threatens to give Adriana the sack mere days before Christmas.

Desperate to convince the sexy duke not to tear her from the little girl she’s grown to adore, Adriana challenges him to prove she’s not the reputable governess he believed he hired. If he can seduce her before the Twelve Days of Christmas have come to an end, she will leave without protest.

But when they find the challenge more difficult than either imagined, can they face the consequences of their decisions?


 


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