BLOG TOUR~~ THE DEAD OF HAGGARD HALL~~MARIE TREANOR

The Dead of Haggard Hall (Darke of Night Book 1) by Marie Treanor

Date of Publication: July 26, 2016

Blurb

Spirit possession is easy to remedy. Possession of the heart is another matter.

Darke of Night, Book 1

After vicar’s widow and natural medium Barbara Darke loses her respectable teaching position, she reluctantly agrees to become companion to her former pupil Emily, now the bride of young Sir Arthur Haggard.

Once settled at Haggard Hall, Barbara finds her friend is beset by ghostly voices and unexplained deaths. In a maelstrom of dark spirits and wicked emotions, Barbara battles to lay Emily’s ghosts to rest-both hampered and helped by Arthur’s skeptical cousin Patrick, who provokes and attracts her in equal measure.

It would be a mistake to trust a secretive, guilt-ridden man suspected of driving his wife to suicide, if not outright murdering her. And it could well be lethal to give in to her own desires, confused as they often are with the lusts of the dead.

But Arthur and Emily are in genuine physical danger, and suspicion is falling closer and closer to Patrick-the man who haunts Barbara’s sensual dreams. The man who stands to inherit Haggard Hall.

Warning: Contains a medium whose body is open season for spirit possession, and a scandal-ridden journalist who only believes what he can see-and touch.

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About Marie Treanor

Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband, three much-too-smart children and a small puppy who rules them all. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and urban fantasy – with a bit of science fiction and time travel thrown in.

Marie is the award winning author of over forty sexy paranormal romances – Indie, New York and E-published. Since childhood, she has always written stories, at first secretly and for her own amusement, later with more serious intention to earn a living by writing. After working as a researcher and a librarian, she was lucky enough to have her first romances, GHOST UNLAID and QUEEN’S GAMBIT, immediately accepted by an e-publisher in 2004. Since then, she has published continuously, most notably with NAL, Samhain, Changeling Press, Ellora’s Cave and The Wild Rose Press. She now writes full time.

In 2010, she made her New York publishing debut with BLOOD ON SILK, first of the award winning Awakened by Blood vampire romance trilogy. Reviewers have described her undead anti-hero Saloman as the best vampire in the genre. Most recently, she has been trying her hand at self-publishing, with three new paranormal romance series, Serafina’s, The Gifted, and Blood Hunters (a sequel series to Awakened by Blood).

When not writing, Marie can generally be found among the chaos of her family, or walking the dog on the beach in all weathers. She loves to travel and meet new people. – See more at: http://www.marietreanor.com/about-the-author-marie-treanor/#sthash.ahFX5oNK.dpuf

 

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SPOTLIGHT~ THE OFFICIAL ESSEX SISTERS COMPANION GUIDE~~JODY GAYLE with ELOISA JAMES and #Review

Essex Sisters Companion Guide

ISBN: 9780062317179
May 24, 2016

  • Print Length: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (May 24, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 24, 2016
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G2ANEFU

 

 

This is a book no Eloisa James fan should miss! Eloisa revisits the scintillating world of the Essex Sisters with “A Midsummer Night’s Disgrace,” a new story featuring a young lady, Cece, who would rather ruin her own reputation than endure further speculation about whether her children will be “silly,” like her brother, Billy.

Happily for fans of Pleasure for Pleasure, Cece’s best friend is Josie, Countess of Mayne!

Just as exciting, the Companion includes not only Eloisa’s original notes about each book in the Essex Sister series and her Extra Chapters, but a 140-page alternate ending to Kiss Me, Annabel. Eloisa discarded this shockingly different plot after writing one draft, and the published novel went in an entirely new direction. Make up your own mind about which is better—Eloisa’s original, or the final book!

Super fan Jody Gayle’s engaging guide includes essays about fascinating historical details, including period fashion designs. Explore the world of horse racing and tour the London theater scene. Delve into the rich history and deep literary tradition that makes Eloisa one of the top writers of historical romance.

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Essex Sisters Companion Guide is part of the Essex Sisters series.

The full series reading order is as follows:

Book 1: Much Ado About You
Book 2: Kiss Me, Annabel
Book 3: The Taming of the Duke
Book 4: Pleasure for Pleasure
Novella: A Gentleman Never Tells

 


Eloisa JamesMeet Eloisa James….

Eloisa James is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author and professor of English literature, who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight. Visit her at www.eloisajames.com.

 

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JODY GAYLE, bestselling author and researcher, likens her work to that of a literary archaeologist rather than a traditional author. She is dedicated to unearthing publications of the past, and sharing these long-forgotten books… the jewels and riches of the written word. She has uncovered tens of thousands of old publications from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and wants to bring them to life, and send her readers traveling back in time.

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MY THOUGHTS:

What an interesting “Companion Guide  to the Essex Sisters” series.  It rich with essays, resources, articles, a character index, bonus chapters, an alternate ending, and so much more. There is so much here for readers to explore. It includes fashion, alternate endings, extra chapters, a novella,  “A Midsummer Night’s Disgrace”. What a delicious insight into the Essex Sisters series.  A must read for fans of the Essex Sisters series.

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: N/A

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ~ A DUKE TO REMEMBER~ KELLY BOWEN~ with #Review and #Giveaway

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A DUKE TO REMEMBER by Kelly Bowen

 A Duke To Remember

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Title: A Duke to Remember

Author: Kelly Bowen

On Sale: July 26, 2016

Series: A Season for Scandal, #2

Publisher: Forever

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Price: $5.99 USD

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Love takes the stage . . .
Elise deVries is not what she seems. By night, the actress captivates London theatergoers with her chameleon-like ability to slip inside her characters. By day, she uses her mastery of disguise to work undercover for Chegarre & Associates, an elite agency known for its discreet handling of indelicate scandals. But when Elise is tasked with locating the missing Duke of Ashland, she finds herself center stage in a real-life drama.

Noah Ellery left the glamour of the London aristocracy to pursue a simpler life in the country. He’s managed to avoid any complications or entanglements-that is, until he lays eyes on Elise and realizes there’s more to this beautiful woman than meets the eye. But when Elise reveals her real identity-and her true feelings for him-the runaway duke must confront the past he left behind . . . to keep the woman he loves forever.

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Kelly bowenKelly Bowen grew up in Manitoba, Canada. She attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary physiology and endocrinology.
But it was Kelly’s infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance.  When she is not writing, she seizes every opportunity to explore ruins and battlefields.
Currently, Kelly lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, all of whom are wonderfully patient with the writing process.  Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ~ RED HOT SIZZLE with #Giveaway and #Review

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Sit back and send the kids outside to play because RED HOT SIZZLE is finally here!

 

Fourteen new book boyfriends are here to woo you in this big box with over 2000 pages of romance! Treat yourself to this sizzling, sexy sampler of NYT, USA Today, and best-selling authors. Are you ready to dive into decadent stories about hit men, tech moguls, shifters, new neighbors, bosses, lumberjacks, military men, motorcycle guys, and rock stars?

These great books are just the thing for those long, lazy summer days sunning at the beach, hanging out beside the pool, or lounging around on vacation. Some are sweet, some are just for fun, and some are Red Hot!

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Chloe by Lacey Silks ~ Axel Wagner saved me in more than one way, and then I ruined it by letting him touch me. He’s no longer just an employer–he’s my everything.

Dream On by Blair Babylon ~ A new story about Alexandre and Georgie, the Duke and Duchess of Valentinois, and other rock stars.

Bumpy Ride by Olivia Rigal ~ You’d think I’d know better. Better than to fall for a biker, and one from a different MC. Better than to get knocked up by a Nomad who vanished without a trace. Better than to try and hide it from my family.

Banshee by Sarah M. Cradit ~ I was eighteen when I died. But then, at eighteen, I was reborn.

Picked by the Billionaire by Daizie Draper ~ The fiery rebound-sex arrangement a dumped and already broken florist dives into with a tech mogul puts her heart in peril again.

Two Much for You by Sky Corgan ~ Two hot men just moved in across the street. I never thought they would show up on my doorstep. And what they want is far from conventional.

Two Wingmen and a Baby by Daisy Prescott ~ Hold onto your ovaries because this short features John, Tom Cat, and sweet Baby Day. Surely two alpha men can take care of one baby, right?

Witch In the Window (Bend-Bite-Shift Next Gen-1) by ~ Olivia Hardin ~ As if college finals aren’t bad enough, Chelsea’s witch radar tells her the delivery man who frequents her front door is more than he seems to be.

Right: A Hitman Romance by V. J. Chambers ~ Giovanni Gallo meant to kill Sable Clarke, not fall for her. What seems wrong actually turns out to be something so right.

Tutoring the Wolf by Jacqueline Sweet & Devon March ~ When she’s forced to tutor to a bad boy shifter, Cassie has no idea how much she’ll learn about herself, or how much fun she’ll have doing it.

Yours by Kim Linwood ~ Bianca met the man of her dreams in paradise, but their real lives are an ocean apart. Can he convince her that their love is worth the risk after the fairy tale ends?

Blooming Hearts by Felicia Tatum ~ First love blooms as Francesca and Cade slowly begin their descent into the depths of true love.

Taking Charge
by Shannon Macallan ~ Miranda expects Charleston to be hot, humid and boring as hell. What she finds instead is an entirely different heat with a cadet from a South Carolina military academy.

Chasing Shadows by Sophia Barron ~ When Delilah’s witchy ways threaten to pierce Joe’s shadows; the jaguar shifter must choose between darkness and light for eternity. Will bonds of love save their world or destroy it?

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MY THOUGHTS:

RED HOT SIZZLE Anthology by Fourteen amazing authors. First time, brand new romance stories, that can only be found in this Boxed set.

Filled with passion, lust, magic, paranormal, sexy cowboys, a rock stars, shifters, military men,motorcycle guys, lumberjacks, and so much more.

All of these authors, are new to me, and I thought they each brought together an amazing, unique writing style. What a great way to find new authors. Offers readers a chance to read a sample of their writing style, to see rather they wish to read more. All authors are Best-Selling authors.

If you do not enjoy sexy, alpha males, sizzling motorcycle guys, billionaires, cowboys, or less not forget the sexy, sassy ladies in their lives.

A definite sizzling, hot Anthology and a great read!  While, I did not connect to some of the stories’ characters, however,  overall, it is a great read.

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Rating: 4

Heat rating: Hot/Sizzling

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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COMING TOMORROW~~NEW RELEASE~~CHRISTINA MCKNIGHT~ THE THIEF STEALS HER EARL

RELEASE DAY, JULY 26, 2016!

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THE THIEF STEALS HER EARL

{CRAVEN HOUSE, BOOK 1}

 

Following the passing of his father and an unforgivable act by a family member ending in near ruin for his family, Simon Montgomery, the new Earl of Cartwright, is forced to return home without finishing his education. However, that doesn’t stop Cart from absorbing every morsel of knowledge he can.

Unfortunately, doing so and applying his every moment to restoring his family’s lost heirlooms while seeing to his sister’s upbringing and attempting to wrangle his mother’s frivolous spending habits has made him somewhat of a recluse, a man unsure of how to live life unless it’s focused around academia, order, and routine. But what happens when Cart is faced with a woman as intelligent as he but far more cunning?

Miss Judith Pengarden has lived her entire life under her eldest sister’s firm yet loving guidance. When she discovers her family is in jeopardy of losing their home, Jude decides to use her skills to help them pay off their unsettled debts. However, when Jude attempts to steal from the wrong house, she finds herself alone, locked in a dank room at the night watchman’s residence, and she vows to stop thinking so spontaneously and risking her family’s name to scandal. Unfortunately, there are some loose ends that need to be tied up before she can. Luckily for her, however, she may have just met the man who can help her family and also steal a piece of her heart.

When Jude meets Lord Cartwright at a London garden party, he seems the perfect man to solve all her problems—a recluse unfamiliar with London Society and studied in antiquities. A lord like none she has met, Jude soon realizes that Cart is more valuable to her than any painting, sculpture, or vase.  But when she’s caught in possession of Cart’s long-lost family heirloom, completely unaware of what it really means, can she convince him that things are far from what they seem? That despite the deceit and subterfuge, her heart is in the right place. With her family…and with him.

  • Series: Craven House Series
  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing (July 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1945089040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1945089046

 

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Meet the author…

Christina McKnightChristina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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MY THOUGHTS:

The Thief Steals Her Earl (Craven House Series Book 1) by The_Thief_Steals_Her_Earl_600x900Christina McKnight is a magnificent start to want is sure to be an intriguing series.

Can a thief/Lady and a gentleman/Earl, whose an antiquities dealer, overcome secrets, deception and lies to find true love and their HEA?

Simon Montgomery, the new Earl of Cartwright, aka, Cart, whose birthright has been impoverished by his deceitful uncle. Has to stop us education to replenish his family’s coffers, so he becomes an antiquities dealer. Something he enjoys and is making money doing. He avoids scandal at all cost, until….

Miss Judith Pengarden, of Craven House, aka Jude, learns her home is in jeopardy of being lost to debtors. Jude and her twin, Samantha, decides to use ther skills to help pay their families unsettled debts, by stealing antiques. Samantha gets the information from unsuspecting gentlemen. However, their first attempt almost causes a disastrous event. Due to mistaken information from Samantha, Jude breaks into the wrong house. Therefore, nearly being caught by the young lady of the house. Thus causing an unforeseen chain of events.

Steady paced, well written with captivating and somewhat intriguing characters, who are indeed engaging, the reader can’t help but be intrigued and fall in love with the wide cast of characters. An unexpected, unique, and intriguing storyline, makes for a fascinating, magnificently written Regency Romance.

With danger of being caught and having to face the consequences, can Cart and Jude, continue their blossoming romance or will Jude loss all due to her lies and deceit? Can Cart, an uptight, straight laced Lord forgive the intelligent, well meaning, albeit misguided, Jude? Or is Cart willing to lose his one true love due to her deception and the scandal to follow?

There is so more much to this brilliantly written story, than just thievery, healing, forgiveness, and romance. The reader will be entranced, enthralled and downright amazed, with this intricately woven romance. A fantastic read from beginning to end.
I can’t wait to read the next installment of “Craven House” series. What a fantastic, series thus far!

“The Thief Steals Her Earl” is a Regency Romance lover’s delight, with it’s intricately woven characters, a bit of mystery, add in a touch of suspense, a romantic interest, and you have an awesome Historical Romance. A must read from Ms. McKnight! She certainly draws the reader in and holds them in awe. Fantastic read!
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Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet to very Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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SPOTLIGHT~ KICKIN’ UP DUST~EM PETROVA with #Review

Kickin’ Up Dust (Operation Cowboy Book 1) by Em Petrova

Date of Publication: July 19, 2016

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This Marine follows the rules. This cowgirl is all about breaking them.

Operation Cowboy, Book 1

After losing his best friend and CO, Matt, in combat, Brodie Bell didn’t think his spirits could sink any lower. He was wrong. One look at his and Matt’s storm-flattened hometown nearly levels him.

Los Vista needs a leader, and as Brodie takes the weight of the world on his shoulders, he comes up with a plan. Merge the two ranches left standing, pray for a good calving season…and keep his hands too busy to get busy with Matt’s sexy little sister.

Danica was in pigtails when Brodie and Matt went off chasing glory. Now she’s a woman with a broken heart, but if Matt knew of the depraved cravings Brodie ignites in her body, he’d haunt her from the grave.

As they work to mend miles of broken fences, Brodie fights to ignore Danica’s tiny cutoff shorts and mile-long legs—and to ignore the “weapon” that’s locked and loaded in his Levis. Because the last thing he wants is to dishonor his friend’s memory by ravishing the sweetest little cowgirl he’s ever laid eyes on.

Warning: Involves a sweet and sassy ranch girl who knows her way around a rope, and a Marine turned cowboy who’d like to tie her down and spank her until she begs for more.

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Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises 4 kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to find an old pickup and travel small-town USA, meeting new people. Her heroes are hardworking–in bed and out–and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

She also writes lesbian romance as Hallie Knight.

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MY THOUGHTS:

KICKIN’ UP DUST by Em Petrova is an exciting new Military Western (Marines) series, “Operation Cowboy”.

Set in Los Vista, Texas, several Marines return home together from Afghanistan.  Only to find their hometown a total mess, ravished by a horrible tornado, that left little standing, except two ranches.  While, some returned home, one did not, Brodie Bell’s best friend  and CO, Matt Pope. Devastated, tormented by inner convicts, grief, survival guilt, PTSD, heartbroken, and  a sense of shame, these Marines find life has changed forever for them.

After being gone for five years, Brodie and his follow Marines return to find Los Vista, needs a leader, who better than Brodie. Danica Pope, Matt’s little sister, is no longer a little girl, but a sassy, sweet, sexy ranch girl.

Brodie comes up with a plan to merge the only two ranchs left standing, his and Danica’s parents ranchs.

Fast paced, romance filled, ranch girl and a Marine turned cowboy. Well written with well-developed, devastatingly sexy Marines, and one hot ranch girl. The characters are engaging and intriguing. I can’t wait to read more on the secondary characters and their lives.  The storyline is unique, while, not a fun loving, up-roaring romp of a story, it is a heart-warming, HOT, sexy read, with an underlying story of one Marine’s survival and inner turmoil, after returning home.

Powerful, compelling and emotional. It is also engaging, and entertaining. Read how Brodie and  Danica find their love blossoming, but can they keep their hands off each other and not dishonor Matt?  And can Matt lose the guilt over Matt’s death?

Fans of Military Western romance, Marines, fast reads, raunchy sex, will find “Kickin’ Up Dust” a fulfilling and satisfying read. I loved how Ms. Petrova brought so much to this story, she brings PTSD into the light, the devastation of the returning Marines, and the horrors they faced, to the forefront of  a yet romantic tale. A must read! I can’t wait to read more from this engaging “Operation Cowboy” series. Received for an honest review.

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Hot/Steamy

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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#Giveaway~~~BLOG TOUR~ AN IMPROPER GOVERNESS~AMY ROSE BENNETT with #Excerpt and #Giveaway….18+ please

In Improper Governess

An Improper Liaisons Novella, Book 2

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Lusting after one’s employer is certainly not the done thing when you are a governess. But Miss Abigail Adams cannot seem to help herself…

Abigail Adams, the resident governess of Hartfield Hall, might appear to be a very proper young woman, yet she secretly yearns for excitement to brighten her mundane life. And what she does want, she really shouldn’t long for—Sir Nicholas Barsby, the indecently handsome, charismatic master of Hartfield.

Sir Nicholas Barsby returns home from a tour of the Continent to discover his widowed sister-in-law has employed a decidedly delectable governess for his nieces. When it becomes blatantly apparent that the attraction is mutual, Nicholas ruthlessly decides to present Miss Adams with a thoroughly wicked proposal.

Abigail is initially shocked by Sir Nicholas’s outrageous and highly improper offer to become his mistress. Having wanton thoughts about a man is undoubtedly sinful but leading the life of a fallen woman is something else entirely. Nevertheless, falling into Sir Nicholas’s arms might just prove to be an invitation too tempting for Abigail to ignore. One thing is clear, whether she’s a governess or mistress, she must not lose her heart…

 

an improper governess book informationRelease Date: July 15, 2016

Length: Long novella (45000 words)

Heat Level: Hot. This story is an erotic Regency romance and contains frequent love-making scenes and sexual language.

Additional information: This novella can be read as a stand-alone but is part of a loosely linked series.

 

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By the time she reached the stile, Abigail was gasping like a landed carp. As she gathered her skirts preparing to climb over, thunder clapped so close, she shrieked. A bright bolt of lightning lit the air around her and she swore she could feel her hair stand on end. Ignoring all dictates of decorum, she hoisted her skirts even higher and clambered up and over the rough wooden steps. However, as she jumped down, the muslin snagged on something and she found she was tethered like a nanny goat, her skirts caught up about her waist.

“Damn!” Without thought, the coarse expletive escaped her. Not only was she about to get caught in a storm she’d probably ruined her best day gown. Could this day get any worse?

“Damn indeed.”

It seemed it could.

Abigail whipped her head around and found herself staring up into the face of the most handsome man she had ever seen. Raven-haired with slashing brows and chiseled features, he sat astride a glossy black gelding with the confidence of a knight-errant, but alas, not the gallantry. As his deep blue eyes raked over her naked thighs and lower to her stockings, his expression was a mixture of sardonic amusement and a darker, heavier emotion she had no trouble recognizing at all—male lust.

“May I be of assistance, dear lady?” he asked, his voice a rich rumbling purr.

Abigail’s face burned as she attempted to wrench her dress and fine cambric petticoats down all by herself. The distinct rip of fabric tearing made her wince. “You might avert your gaze, sir,” she snapped as hot outrage and mortification made her sound more like a harpy than a damsel in distress.

“Yes, I might. But then, that would not be of much help to you now, would it?” Before Abigail could even think to protest further, the ill-mannered stranger slid from his mount and within moments, had released the stubborn snag.

“There,” he said with a wide smile that was probably supposed to be rakishly appealing. “The fair maiden is free.”

“I could have managed on my own,” she retorted. She wasn’t going to thank the man, not when he’d been eyeing her lower body like a hungry beast of prey sizing up its next meal. Dear God, I hope he did not see my bottom, or worse, my—

Another crack of thunder made her start and the man glanced at the menacing sky. Lightning streaked above the dense copse of trees hiding Hartfield Hall from view. As he mounted his restive horse, a sharp gust caught his black traveling cloak and it flapped about him like the dark wings of a fallen angel.

Perhaps even Lucifer himself. “Where are you going, Miss…?” he asked, his compelling blue gaze locking with hers again. “I really don’t think you should be wandering about the countryside in this tempest. In fact, it would be quite foolish if not altogether mad. I must insist you come with me.” He held out his gloved hand.

 

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amy rose bennett

Amy Rose Bennett has always wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. An avid reader with a particular love for historical romance, it seemed only natural to write stories in her favorite genre. She has a passion for creating emotion-packed—and sometimes a little racy—stories set in the Georgian and Regency periods. Of course, her strong-willed heroines and rakish heroes always find their happily ever after.

Amy is happily married to her own Alpha male hero, has two beautiful daughters, and a rather loopy Rhodesian Ridgeback. She has been a speech pathologist for many years but is currently devoting her time to her one other true calling—writing romance.

 

 

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Don’t waste a single second… preorder RED HOT SIZZLE now so you’ll have it on your ereader the second it releases! Stock up for summer reading with ONE phenomenally
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Banshee by Sarah M. Cradit ~ I was eighteen when I died. But then, at eighteen, I was reborn.

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Yours by Kim Linwood ~ Bianca met the man of her dreams in paradise, but their real lives are an ocean apart. Can he convince her that their love is worth the risk after the fairy tale ends?

Blooming Hearts by Felicia Tatum ~ First love blooms as Francesca and Cade slowly begin their descent into the depths of true love.

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DEBUT AUTHOR~HART’S DESIRE~ CHLOE FLOWERS~ Spotlight & Review

HART’S DESIRE

CHLOE FLOWERS

WESTERN HISTORICAL ROMANCE

{Pirates & Petticoats, Book 1}

  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Flowers & Fullerton; 1 edition (May 17, 2016)
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01EDDUAG8

 

 

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A strong willed, young woman and a cocky merchant captain pursued by a band of Caribbean pirates…what could possibly go wrong?
After another run-in with pirates, Landon Hart sails his ship, the Desire to the port of Charleston for repairs and to keep a mysterious meeting set up by his late mentor. No entanglements, just business. But, Landon isn’t prepared for the impact a sword-wielding, fiery-haired tempest has on his tightly guarded heart…nor the trouble she manages to attract.
Keelan Grey has a plan that will save her from an arranged marriage until a deathbed confession plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge.
She’s desperate for help, but can she trust Landon Hart with her secrets?
Hart’s Desire is set just prior to the War of 1812, when privateers sailed the seas looking for enemy merchant ships to plunder. Hart’s Desire is a story about a young woman from England, who’s suddenly thrust into plantation life as the daughter of the plantation owner. Hart’s Desire is rich with fascinating insights into the Low Country of Charleston, the food, the medicines and the lifestyles of the people of that time. Keelan is a very independent woman who is determined to avoid a marriage of convenience. Landon and his business partner dock their ships in the Charleston harbor for repairs. Weeks earlier the merchant fleet owner, Landon’s mentor, set up a mysterious appointment with George Grey of Twin Pines plantation-Keelan’s father. It is this meeting which forces Landon and Keelan’s paths to cross.

Keelan has been well-tutored by her father’s valet, and not only can she read, write and keep the accounts for the plantation, but she can also fence and defend herself with a dagger. Romance readers will love this spunky heroine and the scoundrel who can’t help but fall in love with her.
Hart’s Passion:
Hart’s Passion:
A Pirate King and a risky disguise…

Landon and Keelan’s adventure continues in Hart’s Passion.

Captain Landon Hart’s plan to elope with Keelan immediately goes awry when she’s kidnapped by pirates. As usual, the red-haired vixen ends up neck deep in trouble, and it’s not long before she has the pirate captain demanding her head. When they target Landon’s merchant fleet, the only way to keep her safe is to send her away, then lure the pirates into a final confrontation.

But Keelan Grey has a mind (and a plan) of her own…

Keelan is determined to discover her true identity, but after that run-in with pirates, she’s forced to put her postpone her plans. With a price on her head and an old enemy out for revenge, Keelan can no longer allow the man she loves to risk his life for her.

Landon is committed to protecting Keelan from the dangerous forces closing in, but has to make hard choices when pirates target his merchant fleet, and Keelan puts herself in danger.
One thing is certain; the pirates suspect she’s aboard his ship, and it’s not long before their schooner is spotted on the horizon.

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About the Author

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After many years in the corporate environment managing marketing promotions for major consumer products companies, and teaching strategic marketing to MBA students, Chloe broke free from the cubicle to write full-time. She’s always been a Parrothead, loves to write while listening to Celtic music, and when life gets too serious, she reads Calvin and Hobbes comics. Chloe lives in Ohio with her tall, dark and handsome husband, three children and two rambunctious dogs, Indiana and Luke, who are named after her two favorite action heroes. Chloe’s love for pirates began with Peter Pan and continued with Pirates of the Caribbean and ghost stories about pirates from the Outer Banks. In her youth, she loved reading Kathleen Woodiwiss novels. Today, she loves reading books by Julia Quinn, Debbie Macomber, Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy, John Sanford, James Pattenson, George Lucas, Linda Howard, Miranda Liasson and Sheridan Jeane. Variety is bliss. Pirates & Petticoats will be a 5 book series: Hart’s Desire (May 2016) Hart’s Passion (May 2016) Hart’s Reward (June 2016) Pirate Heiress (August 2016) Pirate King (November 2016)
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MY THOUGHTS:

Hart’s Desire #1 of a new series, “Pirates & Petticoats” by debut author, Chloe Flowers is an interesting Western Historical Romance set in early 1800’s Charlestown, South Carolina, prior to the Revolutionary War. A great debut for Ms. Flowers!
A possibility of war with Great Britain is looming in the forefront of everyone’s mine, the characters are intriguing and intense.
Steady paced, well developed characters and an intriguing storyline makes for some engaging entertainment. With some swashbuckling action, secrets galore, deception, revenge, an assassin on the loose and death bed secrets revealed, readers will find a exciting read.
Ms. Flowers has written vivid descriptions and details, which I felt at times a bit too much, however, they brought the story more to life. The heroine, was a bit immature, carekess, and reckless, playing with the affections of two young men, which could find herself in true trouble. However, her mother has died in the past two years, she has lost a couple of family members under mysterious circumstances, her father’s health is feeling, she’s been uprooted, not only to a new place but a new country entirely, and there is an overbearing, hateful and jealous cousin. Has an assassin followed them to America? Definitely a difficult, stressful time in a nineteen year old’s life. The hero, is seeking an audience with the heroine’s father, a disgraced, and court marshaled commandore, whose health is failing, mysteriously.

The cast of characters in “Hart’s Desire” is impressive and engaging. A unique storyline filled with many mysteries and tragedies.

Exciting and adventurous storytelling with many twists and turns.
Be warned not all questions are answered, in fact, many are left unanswered. I would say, the reader is left with cliffhangers. A continuing saga, to be sure. Which I most definitely look forward to continuing.
However, even with this, it is a very enjoyable, enticing and satisfying read. Ms. Flowers is an author to follow. The reader will need to read the next installment for sure, to solve some of the mysteries of “Hart’s Desire”.
Received for an honest review. However, all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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BOOK BLAST~ DEAR MR. WEAVER~KIT MORGAN with #Giveaway & #Excerpt

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Dear Mr. Weaver
by Kit Morgan

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DEAR MR. WEAVER by bestselling western romance author, Kit Morgan, is the first in her much anticipated Mail Order Bride Ink Series. Welcome to Nowhere, a town where everyone knows everyone else’s business, and in Daniel Weaver’s case, his business is that he needs a wife. Enter Ebba Knudson, who wonders why everyone in Nowhere looks at her with such curiosity. What does the future hold for Daniel and Ebba? Can they make their unconventional marriage work? Will there be a happily ever after for these two wayward hearts?

 

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Title: Dear Mr. Weaver
Series: Mail Order Bride Ink #1
Author: Kit Morgan
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2016
Publisher: Self Published
Print Length: 244 pages
Format: Digital and Paperback
Digital ISBN: B01EZ4NPJ4
Paperback ISBN: 978-1533127044

Synopsis:
Daniel Weaver was ready for a wife. His three older brothers had been married for several years and now it was his turn. So, like his brothers Arlan, Benjamin and Calvin, he sends for a mail-order bride, with a little help from their cousin Matthew of course. After all, he helped his brothers write their letters to their prospective brides, so why not him? But when the letter from his bride comes, it’s got more than her acceptance of his proposal written in it. Worse, it gets picked up and read by the town’s worst gossip, Nellie Davis.

Ebba Knudson can’t figure out why folks in her intended’s town of Nowhere would be giving her such odd looks. It was bad enough she had other things to deal with by coming to the Washington territory to marry a farmer, but now this? Was there something wrong with her future husband? Or just with her? Of which she knew there was plenty. Enough to make her think she might not get married at all…

Enjoy this sweet, historical, western romance and the first book in this laugh out loud new series!

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Excerpt
KitMorgan_DearMrWeaver_1400“Do you have a list for me?” he quickly interjected.

“Certainly – why else would I be here?” She reached into her reticule to pull out her list.

Matthew turned and scrambled up a ladder to fetch something from a high shelf. “Just set it on the counter next to Daniel’s. I’ll get to it in a minute.”

“Oh, all right.” She set it down, then glanced at Daniel’s list – and spotted the envelope underneath it. “Has your cousin heard anything from his prospective bride?” she inquired innocently.

“Yes, as a matter of fact he did,” Matthew called down as he rifled through a stack of boxes on the shelf.
“Is that so?” she said as she deftly extracted the letter from beneath the list. She suppressed a rush of excitement by biting her lip. “And has he read it?”

“Yes, ma’am, he has.”

“What did she say?”

“That’s my cousin’s business. You’ll have to ask him.”

“Of course.” She quickly slid the letter out of its envelope.

“Why, Nellie!” Betsy Quinn called from the hall. “How are you?”

Nellie did what any self-respecting gossip would do – she stuffed the letter into her reticule. “Betsy! How nice to see you…”

 

About Kit Morgan:

Kit MorganKit Morgan, aka Geralyn Beauchamp, has been writing for fun all of her life. When writing as Geralyn Beauchamp, her books are epic, adventurous, romantic fantasy at its best. When writing as Kit Morgan they are whimsical, fun, inspirational sweet and clean stories that depict a strong sense of family and community. Kit likes fun and romance, and there’s plenty of both in her books. Kit resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in a little log cabin on Clear Creek, from which her fictional town from her Prairie Brides and Prairie Grooms series are named after.

 

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MY THOUGHTS

Mail-Order Bride Ink: Dear Mr. Weaver set in 1886, Nowhere, Washington by Kit Morgan. A sweet, funny, clean Western Historical Romance. While, part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone. I would suggest readers to read the other stories in series, however, it is not necessary to follow this story. This was my first time reading Ms. Morgan and this series, and I had no issues following the story. I hope to go back and the others of the Weaver brothers, Arlan, Benjamin, Calvin, and their cousin Matthew. This is the ending of one series and the beginning of another. How unique!
Daniel Weaver is the last of the Weaver brothers to marry. Ebba Knudson, has lost everyone she holds dear, so, to escape a life of drudgery, her only option, become a mail-order Bride. Enter, Mrs. Pettigrew, of the Pettigrew Mail-Order Bride Agency, who loves her Mail-Order Brides to find their HEA and love. So she helps Ebba write her letter to Mr. Weaver, oh but there is more, so much more, Mrs. Pettigrew adds a final sentence, unbeknownst to Ebba, a touch of flare you might say. Of course, the letter falls into the wrong hands, the town’s worst gossip and busybody, Nellie Davis, what follows is marriage, a series of mayhew and mishaps.
Oh, did I mention, seven crank-pulling, and mischievous, children? Thank goodness their not Ebba’s new husband, but, Ebba is exspected to become the schoolteacher. What? What more could possibly help? What has she gotten herself into. The one good thing, she enjoy her nights with her husband, when they get the alone time.

Read “Mail-Order Bride Ink: Dear Mr. Weaver”, to see how one letter can cause so much, mischief, misunderstandings, trouble, confusion but with laugh-out-loud moments, a bit of mystery and a few twists and turns.

Steady paced, well written with well-developed and interesting characters. The storyline has a uniqueness, the reader will not read in other Mail-Order-Bride stories.
The reader will be held attentive, while, reading this story. I found the characterization of the cast of characters intriguing. The storyline has a sweet, clean romance, the whole town is in an uproar, which Ebba doesn’t understand why the townspeople are odd, to say the least. But can Ebba and Daniel find their HEA, as the other Weaver Brothers has or will the mischievous children, the townspeople, and misunderstandings, to be to much for their budding relationship?
You will find yourself laughing at the not, so nice shenigans, the foolishness and the turn of events that follows. A great Western Historical Romance!
Fans of Western Historical Romance, Mail-Order Brides, loud-out-loud moments and mischievous characters, will enjoy “Mail-Order Bride Ink: Dear Mr. Weaver” ). I was not disappointed.
Received for an honest review.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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