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The Bet

by Natalie Wrye
Publication Date: December 30, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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It was supposed to be an innocent wager, a harmless game.

It turned out to be so much more.

Maybe that’s because everything involving Violet Keats was so much more. More frustrating. More pain-in-the-ass. More sexy than anything I’d ever seen.

You know what they say: All’s fair in love and business. And what happens to Manhattan’s toughest lawyer when she ends up on the wrong side of my bitter family feud should be no different…

Until one night changes everything.

I knew what taking this dangerous bet would do to her. What I never bet on is what taking this gamble would do to me…

About Natalie Wrye

Natalie Wrye is a tequila connoisseur, Game of Thrones addict and author best known for writing steamy bedtime reads.

A Jersey Girl living in the South, when she’s not obsessing over a new Netflix series or yelling at college basketball games on TV, she’s usually crafting sexy stories about hard-bodied, alpha males and the strong-willed women who crave them.

She loves it when people get weird with her on Facebook, NatalieWrye.com or NatalieWrites@NatalieWrye.com.

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Wings of An Angel Releases!

Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited. Still need internet to download.

Shanna Hatfield

Wings of an Angel

Wings of An Angel

The Friendly Beasts of Faraday Book 4

Wings of an Angel (2)

The last thing she needs is a romance . . .

The first thing he intends to do is make her fall in love

Veterinarian Angela Carol escaped her past and started a brand new life in the friendly community of Faraday. Her charming little boy, Nick, a thriving practice, and a comfortable home are all she needs to be happy. At least that’s what she continually tells herself. But her traitorous heart longs for Nick’s teacher, a man who’s become her best friend. With no intention of falling in love again, she struggles to keep her thoughts and heart in line where Drake is concerned.

Drake Miller had plans to be the next NBA star, but when an injury left him sidelined in college, he decided to teach and return to his hometown of Faraday. There’s nothing he…

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Medieval Monday with Ashley York

Maybe no post today. Bad weather and no internet limits my ability to post.

Sherry Ewing

Today on Medieval Monday I’d like to welcome Ashley York and her excerpt from Daughter of the King. Happy reading, my lovelies, and enjoy!

Excerpt:

Brighit hesitated, not sure what the right answer should be. “I will protect it. As ye would.”

His expression relaxed into a broad smile. “And so much more.”

“And so much more.” She mimicked him back. Although she had no idea what he referred to, she was certain she would find out soon enough. The excitement was back in her belly, more intense even than the thought of slipping away tonight for a late-night adventure. That thought stirred the guilt she’d been trying to ignore.

Daughter of the king – book three in The Derbfine Series

A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder. The uniting of two powerful clans.

Trained as a warrior…

Brighit of Clonascra is the only daughter of the fearsome overking, Sean, but…

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The Highlander’s Hellion by Eliza Knight #BlogTour

Eliza Knight entertains me whether writing as Eliza or E. Knight. Her books are winners.

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Celebrate the release of THE HIGHLANDER’S HELLION, the latest in the Sutherland Legacy series by USA Today Bestselling Author Eliza Knight!

What Readers are Saying:

“Just when you think you found you favorite book, Eliza brings out another in The Sutherland Legacy, and WoW!… It has Grim MacCulloch, who is so divine you could eat him, and Greer Sutherland, who’s got so much sassy it’s addictive.”—Goodreads Reviewer

“Eliza Knight is such an incredibly talented author who has written so many good books. Every time I read another book from her I’m shocked because she always manages to make it better than the last. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Greer and Roderick.”—Goodreads Reviewer

Add THE HIGHLANDER’S HELLION to your TBR pile on Goodreads!

Title: The Highlander’s Hellion
Author: Eliza Knight
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2018
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Series: Sutherland Legacy

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Christmas with the Coxwells

I don’t read much contemporary romance but I used to show poodles, mostly of the toy variety but I did have a couple of standards that I co-owned with their breeder and the cover reminded me of those much missed and forever remembered boys.

Deborah Cooke & Her Books

Here’s a fun addition to my list, thanks to a suggestion from a reader here on the blog. I’ve written a Christmas story featuring the Coxwells, which brings us up to date on all their doings and sets the stage for the books featuring the younger generation. Jimmy (who now calls himself JD), Johnny (who goes by Jonathan) and Annette will be the first to have their stories told. You’ll find a bit of foreshadowing about their stories in this Christmas short story, too.

Christmas with the Coxwells will be available Wednesday December 12. There’s no pre-order at Amazon, but it will probably be available there on Tuesday.

Christmas with the Coxwells, a short story featuring the characters in The Coxwell Series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeTwelve years have passed since events in All or Nothing and it’s time to check in with my favorite family again. When last we heard, Jen had opened a yarn shop, Zach had his first photography show, Matt had finished his…

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Highlander Ever After by Paula Quinn

I’m a huge fan of Paula Quinn’s highland romance.
I’ll be looking for this one.

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Highlander Ever After (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs, #8)Highlander Ever After by Paula Quinn

Barbara’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: Highland Heirs #8
Publication Date: 12/18/18
Number of Pages: 400

I understand this is the last book in this excellent series and I’m sorry to see it end. It has been an excellent series with wonderful characters. This addition to the story is well-written, well-plotted and the characters are memorable – not to mention that it includes nice visits with former heroes and heroines.

In the first few chapters, I thought I didn’t like Sina at all. However, as I thought about it, her reactions were very true-to-life. She was a young lady not accustomed to anything other than court-life. She was betrothed to a man she loved and all was right in her world. Then, in the dead of night, she is taken, at the order of Queen Anne, to be married to a Highland savage…

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Taming A Christmas Wallflower by Tammy Andresen

Nothing to do today. Snow/iced in. This looks like just the ticket to entertain me on a day like this.

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Taming a Christmas Wallflower (Taming the Duke's Heart Book 7)Taming a Christmas Wallflower by Tammy Andresen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: Taming the Heart #7
Publication Date: 12/4/18
Number of Pages: 90

This is a delightfully romantic short novella. The story is excellently told. Being a short novella, you might think that you’d feel as if you were missing a part of the story, but you don’t. You feel as if you get to know the characters and can understand their connection. We actually got a romance and a half, so I’m hoping that we get the other half in a later novella. Otherwise, I’ll be sad to have missed it.

Lady Amelia Chase is a wallflower because she is very shy and very, very intelligent. She spends her time reading books and she tends to quote facts from those books when she is nervous in a social situation. When she does that, eyes glass over, people…

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Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 12/09/18 What A Widow Wants– “Come with me!”

Ready to read!

Jenna Jaxon Romance--because passion is timeless.

I’m still sharing snippets from my upcoming Regency What a Widow Wants, Book 3 of The Widows’ Club series that will release in just 10 days on December 18!

At the beginning of the book, Fanny, Lady Stephen Tarkington, has emerged from her widow’s weeds to attend a masquerade ball dressed as the goddess Aphrodite. She’s spreading her wings, happy to be out in society again and free to flirt and frolic with gentlemen.  She meets two gentlemen dressed as Roman gods, Castor and Pollux, who ask her to dance. She flirts with them, asking how they are to pass the time until the next dance begins. This snippet begins where the previous one ends, with Pollux’s answer.

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His sharp intake of breath made her hold her own; even more amazing…

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The Guardian’s Favor by Cecelia Mecca New Release Excerpt & Giveaway Tour

The Guardian’s Favor

Border Series, Book 9

by Cecelia Mecca

Publication Date: December 6, 2018

Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance

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THE GUARDIAN

Aidan de Sowlis finds purpose in guarding his family and his clan. He tells himself such a life is enough for him, but cannot dismiss the memory of the woman he wished to wed. Lady Clarissa now belongs to another man—or so he thinks. When the Scottish warden sends Aidan to England to negotiate with the lady’s father, a final effort to secure the peace along the border, he’s shocked to see her. She stops him before he can leave with a simple word: “help.”

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THE FAVOR

Lady Clarissa would rather become a nun than face another arranged marriage—the fate her cruel father will undoubtedly foist on her now that her elderly husband has secured an annulment. She knows Aidan de Sowlis, the man she left, is the last person she should ask for help, yet he’s the only one she trusts. Aidan and Clarissa soon discover their feelings for each other are as strong as ever, but her father would never approve, and his cooperation is crucial for securing peace on the border. Do they dare risk it for love?


Excerpt:

“The Guardian’s Favor” ©Cecelia Mecca Dec. 2018

“You’ve nothing to be embarrassed about, lass. That kiss—”

Her eyes flew up and locked with his own. “How did you know?”

Aidan chuckled, handing her an oatcake that he’d taken from the leather bag at his feet. “That you were thinking of it?”

Clarissa nodded.

“I supposed I didn’t. But I’ve thought of little else myself.” He shrugged. “Maybe I hoped the same was true of you.”

When her mouth opened and her lips closed down on the oatcake, Aidan wished to trade places with it. He doubted an attacking band of English reivers could have taken his eyes away from her. “I was wrong to have—”

“I liked it,” she blurted. “Very much.”

Aidan didn’t dare move. He’d already promised himself not to let it happen again. There was simply too much at stake. And yet . . .

“As did I, lass.”

“I had no idea—”

“Clarissa . . .” How could he put this delicately? “If we continue to discuss the matter, I cannot guarantee it won’t happen again.”

His heart skipped a beat when she opened her mouth to answer. If she gave him permission . . .

But she must have thought better of it because she took another bite of the oatcake instead, following it with a swig of fresh water from the river they’d passed. When a droplet spilled onto her chin, Aidan wiped it off with his thumb. At least, he did so in his mind. In truth, he’d not moved a muscle.

“It has been like this, with us, from the start.”

He knew she didn’t say it to provoke him. Or to test his earlier warning. She said it because it was the truth. One he would not deny. Those days at the tournament had been enough for him to know her.

“Aye, lass. It has.”

“Is it normal then? When a man and woman—”

“Nay, Clarissa. I have been in the company of many beautiful . . .” That had not come out as intended. Clarissa’s raised eyebrows confirmed his blunder. “It is not,” he finished simply. And when she smiled, the lines of worry that usually marked the corners of her eyes magically turned to lines of mirth.

It pleased him to see her smile. She should have been allowed more of them in her short life.

He wished to give them to her.

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About Cecelia Mecca:

Cecelia Mecca

A former English teacher, Cecelia combines two of her passions, romance novels and the middle ages, transporting readers to an admittedly romanticized time of knights and castles. Her first series, set along the Anglo-Scottish border in 13th century Northumbria, turned Cecelia from educator to full-time author. Readers love the Border Series for its focus on well-developed characters and their steamy relationships leading to satisfying happily ever afters.

Cecelia lives in Northeast, Pennsylvania with her husband and two young children where she can be found either planning a Disney trip, watching period dramas or convincing her children to watch Star Wars. She is firmly House Stark and Gryffindor.

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First Kiss Friday with Nicole Zoltack

Thought I would share this since it goes with the theme of my FREE For All Friday blog today.

Sherry Ewing

Welcome to another First Kiss Friday, my lovelies! This week, I have fellow Bluestocking Belle Nicole Zoltack as my guest who will give you her first kiss scene from her novella A Yule Love Story in our holiday box set, Follow Your Star Home. Happy reading and enjoy!

Excerpt:

“One winter,” Anoundus said as they climbed into his longship, “Gunni and I had been riding horses. We were chasing after a beautiful white-tailed doe, the likes of which I never saw before.”

“You were hunting her instead of letting her live to produce more beautiful does.” Sonja shook her head sadly.

He laughed. “She got away, I will have you know. And we wouldn’t have killed her for sport. We were going to feast on her. As I was saying, we chased her for hours. Hours! We worked up a healthy sweat and found a pond. While our horses drank…

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