ONE WINTER NIGHT WITH A BARON by Christi Caldwell is now available. ..a review

One Winter with a Baron (The Heart of a Duke Book 12)One Winter with a Baron by Christi Caldwell

Genre: Regency Romance

Series: The Heart of  a Duke #12

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: November 29, 2016
  • Publisher: Christi Caldwell Ink.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MXSH0ZY
  • Length: 132 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

A clever spinster:

Content with her spinster lifestyle, Miss Sybil Cunning wants to prove that a future as an unmarried woman is the only life for her. As a bluestocking who values hard, empirical data, Sybil needs help with her research. Nolan Pratt, Baron Webb, one of society’s most scandalous rakes, is the perfect gentleman to help her. After all, he inspires fear in proper mothers and desire within their daughters.

A notorious rake:
Society may be aware of Nolan Pratt, Baron’s Webb’s wicked ways, but what he has carefully hidden is his miserable handling of his family’s finances. When Sybil presents him the opportunity to earn much-needed funds, he can’t refuse.

A winter to remember:
However, what begins as a business arrangement becomes something more and with every meeting, Sybil slips inside his heart. Can this clever woman look beneath the veneer of a coldhearted rake to see the man Nolan truly is?

Book 12 of 12 in The Heart of a Duke (12 Book Series)

 

*Available now for $1.99 on Amazon*

MY THOUGHTS 

One Winter with a Baron (The Heart of a Duke Book 12) by Christi Caldwell is another heartwarming and uplifting Regency Romance. While, Book 12, it can be read as a stand alone. A quick read, only approximately 122 pages. But with a lot of WOW moments! Perfect for a cold winter’s night.

This is the story of….
Miss Sybil Cunning, a spinter bluestocking, who enjoys data and her research. Nolan Pratt, Baron Webb, a notorious, cold-hearted rake, one who Sybil needs to help with her research.
But can research turn into a forever kind of love and a HEA?

Steady paced, magnificently written with characters who are engaging, intriguing and most definitely unusual, but lovable. Such a uplifting story!

Ms. Caldwell is one of my favorite Regency authors and never disappoints but intrigues the reader from the beginning to the end of her stories. While, a quick read, “One Winter with a Baron”, is a story of hope, beauty, the magic of love, and how opposites attract. Brilliant! Another story that will endure for ages to come! What a thrill to read! Fans of Regency Romance, characters of different lifestyles coming together for one unforgettable winter, will absolutely adore this quick read! I was thoroughly captivated! Well done, Ms. Caldwell! A definite must read!
I received a complimentary copy

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR 

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NOW AVAILABLE! ! A WARRIOR’S PLEDGE by Emma Prince. ..review

A Warrior's Pledge (Highland Bodyguards, Book 3)A Warrior’s Pledge by Emma Prince

 

Genre: Historical Romance, MedievalRomance,  Scottish,  England

Series: Highland Bodyguards,  #3

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: December 15, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MQO11MJ
  • Length: 270 pages
  • Book 3 of 3 in Highland

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Her Warrior…
To forge an alliance between the English and the Scots, Lady Rosamond must marry a Lowland stranger. But when a mysterious attacker threatens the engagement and her life, Robert the Bruce assigns one of his most trusted warriors to protect her. Finn Sutherland’s brooding gaze is almost as dark as his heart, yet Rosamond finds herself captivated by her Highland bodyguard. Now she must choose between responsibility and the searing need Finn ignites within her.

His Pledge…
Finn is honor-bound to swallow his hatred of the English and serve as bodyguard to Lady Rosamond. He never expects his charge to touch his scarred heart with her warmth and kindness. Worse, her honey hair and violet eyes bring him to his knees with lust. When the threat to Rosamond spirals out of control, Finn does the only thing he can think of to protect her—he stands in for her betrothed as a proxy husband. As desire clashes with duty, Finn’s pledge will be tested like never before.

 

Highland Bodyguards Series:

The Lady’s Protector (Book 1)
Heart’s Thief (Book 2)
A Warrior’s Pledge (Book 3)
Book 4 coming Spring 2017!

Available at Amazon!! Order your copy today!

Amazon:

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MY THOUGHTS 

A Warrior’s Pledge (Highland Bodyguards, Book 3) by Emma Prince is a captivating and mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance. While, Book 3 in her fantastic “Highland Bodyguards” series, it can be read as a stand alone. I would suggest reading this mesmerizing series!

WOW! Brilliantly written, fast paced, the characters are enticing, alluring and utterly captivating, the storyline is utterly intriguing. Set in England and Scotland!

Lady Rosamond is pledged to a Lowlander as an alliance between Scotland and England, but someone has tried to kidnapped her once. Enter….Finn Sutherland, as her “Highland Bodyguard”, sent by Robert the Bruce. He is brooding, with a dark heart, but gentle as well, once you get to know him.

Robert the Bruce, sent Finn, one of his best “Highland Bodyguards” to protect Lady Rosamond, as a request from her father.

Together Rosamond and Finn must face danger, near tragedy, their growing attraction to each other and their hearts. Will family, honor, duty or their hearts win this battle to find their HEA? Or will they lose all to the danger that lurks?

Many twists and turns with a few surprises along the way, danger lurking in an expected place, mystery, suspense, intrigue, a battle of hearts versus duty, honor and family.

Once again, Ms. Prince has written a tale that not only captivates but transfixes the reader into another era and definitely holds you intrigued from beginning to end.
I can’t wait to read more of this captivating and intriguing “Highland Bodyguards” series.

Ms. Prince has fast become one of my all-time favorite Medieval Scottish Romance authors. She never disappoints me nor ever fails to peak my interest and hold me in utter awe.
A must read for fans of Historical Romance, Scottish romance, Medieval Romance and simply an awesome read!
Highly recommended! I look forward to the next grand adventure!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

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OUT NOW!!!MONTANA SKY: HER GENTLE HEART (KINDLE WORLDS NOVELLA) by Reina Torres~~~review

Montana Sky: Her Gentle Heart (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Wandering Hearts Book 2)Montana Sky: Her Gentle Heart (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Reina Torres

Genre: Sweet Western Historical romance

Series: Kindle Worlds Novella, Wandering Hearts Book 2

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

*Length: 82 pages*

  • Publication date: December 14, 2016
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MRXK4WP

(Courtesy of Amazon)

A snowed in train brought her into his life. His stubborn ways put walls between them. When the snows let up, will they go their separate ways or will he warm to Her Gentle Heart?

Hampton Wells has been working hard at one train station after another, biding his time until there’s a job for him to be the one in charge. Trouble is, he’s been hiding an important secret from his friends and his boss. And now, temporarily situated at Sweetwater Springs during a snow storm, his secret is about to be revealed and threaten his job. Or, he could let down his walls and ask for help. But that’s not really the kind of man that he’s been.

Rosina Valero was a young woman in search of her place in life. She lost her teaching position when the school closed for the winter and boards the train to travel to other towns looking for work. Heavy snowfall holds her up in Sweetwater Springs, but snow’s not the only thing that needs to melt when she unwittingly discovers Hampton’s secret. Will he accept her help, before it’s too late?

When two people who are falling in love are destined to go in two different directions, can anything bring them back together?

This sweet Western Historical romance, set just after Debra Holland’s Mail-Order Brides of the West series, includes a few friendly faces from Sweetwater Springs and will introduce you to new friends as well.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS 

Montana Sky: Her Gentle Heart (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Wandering Hearts Book 2) by Reina Torres is a quick, beautifully written Sweet Historical Western Romance set in the 1800’s. A Novella! While, Book 2 of the Wandering Hearts” series, it can be read as a stand alone.

“This sweet Western Historical romance, set just after Debra Holland’s Mail-Order Brides of the West series, includes a few friendly faces from Sweetwater Springs and will introduce you to new friends as well.”

What happens when two hearts meet during a snowstorm. Will they find their HEA or go their separate ways?

Hampton Wells has been working at one train station or another, hoping to became in charge, but he’s hiding an important secret.
Rosina Valero, is a school teacher, traveling while her school is closed for the winter.

A sweet Western with engaging characters and a wonderful storyline. The characters stole my heart from the beginning. While, only approximately 80+ pages, Ms. Torres manages to pack a great story into a few pages, with a satisfying ending.
Beautifully written! “Her Gentle Heart”, grabbed my heart from the first page and held me captivated until the last page. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Torres’ writing. I adore Sweetwater Springs and it’s cast of characters.

Strongly recommended for fans of Sweet Romance, Western Historical Romance, Novellas, great characters and a wonderful storyline. Readers will be glad they picked “Her Gentle Heart” to read. An absolutely delightful read! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rosina and Hampton’ story! I think you will as well! What a great read!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR 

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OUT NOW!!!! Burn so Bright~~~~~a review & Giveaway

Burn So Bright by Jennifer Bernard

Kindle Edition
Published December 13th 2016
ASIN
B01N954U1I
Edition Language
English

*Summary taken from Goodreads*

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to Jupiter Point–where sparks are starting to fly…

Wildfire “hotshot” Josh Marshall is all about fun, firefighting and flirting. But ever since his crew got trapped in a burnover, he’s been plagued with recurring nightmares. It’s not just the fire haunting him – it’s an ongoing family drama that’s kept him determined to stay strictly unattached. Now that’s all changing—but is it thanks to that near-death experience or his attraction to the sexy, fascinating, engaged Suzanne Finnegan?

Suzanne, honeymoon-planner extraordinaire, knows exactly what she wants: marriage and a stable home like the one her family lost in the financial crash. Her fiancé Logan fits the bill perfectly, unlike the distracting, live-for-the-moment Josh Marshall. Sure, her chemistry with Josh is insane and Logan is way more focused on his work than their relationship. But she has a plan, and she’s sticking to it.

Except fate has a way of making plans go up in smoke.

When Suzanne’s fiancé goes MIA at the worst possible time, Josh saves the day. Then the heartbreakingly handsome firefighter gets badly hurt saving one of his crewmates in a wildfire, and Suzanne finds herself coming to his rescue. Jupiter Point’s real-life hero is fast becoming a partner she can truly count on—even if she knows it can never last.
Still, if they’re all wrong for each other, why does it feel so right? Because there’s simply no ignoring sparks that Burn So Bright.

My Thoughts

WOW! I have read every book Jennifer Bernard has written and I have to say she just keeps getting better and better. I fell in love with Josh when I read the first Jupiter Point book, SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE. He’s such a fun character, and always makes every scene he’s actually in better. I loved the heroine, Suzanne, from the first book as well. But Josh I think steals the show each and every time. Together they are a pair you just can’t help but root for. Watching them clash, and interact is awesome. I love small town romances, feeling like you are part of the town, connecting with more than just a few characters, it’s all so very appealing to me. BURN SO BRIGHT is one of the best books I’ve read this year. The setting is engaging, the characters are realistic and fun, the writing it outstanding and the overall storyline leaves you smiling and wanting more. This is one of those can’t put down, why does it have to end reads that will leave you eager for more. I can’t wait to see what Jupiter Point has to offer next! Please write faster Ms. Bernard, I need to visit Jupiter Point again and soon. Highly Recommended!

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: HOT!
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Giveaway

Get your copy NOW! Comment with your thoughts on this great story, hotshots in general, what you think of Jennifer Bernard’s cover…………anything and be entered to win a copy (print or digital) of book 1 in the Jupiter Point series, Set the Night on Fire. Giveaway will end on December 20th. 

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It Started with a Kiss—–Out Now!

 It Started With A Kiss

Genre: Regency Historical Romance Anthology

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Authors: Jane Charles, Elizabeth Essex, Aileen Fish, Rose Gordon, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Sue London, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Christina McKnight, Erica Monroe, and Ava Stone

 

 

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IT STARTED WITH A KISS… Twelve First In Series From Stars of

Regency Historical Romance! Enjoy dashing dukes, reformed rakes, and scandalous bluestockings in this sweet to sexy boxed set.

MAD FOR LOVE by Elizabeth Essex
Mignon du Blois needs an accomplished thief to steal back her father’s statue so he won’t be arrested for forgery–too bad the man willing to help her is actually Rory Cathcart, noted art expert.

A SCANDALOUS WIFE by Ava Stone
After living separate lives since their rushed wedding, an earl and countess stumble upon each other and begin to see the other in a whole new light.

TRIALS OF ARTEMIS by Sue London
An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.

HER SUDDEN GROOM by Rose Gordon
The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife.

THE ROBBER BRIDE by Jerrica Knight-Catania
Victoria Barclay is determined to make a difference in the world, so she finds a way to rob the rich and donate to the poor. But the Earl of Leyburn, her lifelong friend and neighbor, threatens to expose her in his constant pursuit of the truth.

SHUNNED NO MORE by Christina McKnight
Lady Viola Oberbrook longed for a quiet life in the country, far from London and the society who’d shunned her during her first season. She never expected to come face-to-face with Lord Haversham, the only man who had every right to despise her.

A DANGEROUS INVITATION by Erica Monroe
Struggling to survive in London’s dangerous rookeries, Kate Morgan is determined not to give into the temptation of past love Daniel O’Reilly when he returns to win back her heart and prove he’s innocent of murder.

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING WICKED by Emma Locke
Courtesan Celeste Gray wanted a new life free of the infamy of her notorious past–the last thing she planned on was falling for the stuffy viscount next door, Ashlin Lancester.

HIS IMPASSIONED PROPOSAL by Aileen Fish
Stephen Lumley returns from battle wounded and jaded, only to find his home life had been changed forever. After proposing while drowning his sorrows in liquor, he now has only four months to convince himself and Jane Marwick he is worthy of her, before she’s off to London to find a man who is.

SCANDALOUS ENDEAVORS by Amanda Mariel
Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?

THE LOVE LIST by Deb Marlowe
Miss Brynne Wilmott will do anything to get her name off of the Love List—that wickedly witty register of London’s light skirts.  The Duke of Aldmere will do anything to be left alone.  But his brother is mixed up in the business, so he’ll work with the lady to unravel the mess…until they find that the plot is more twisted and treasonous than anyone suspects…and that the danger and intrigue pale next to the effect they have on each other.

TO WALK IN THE SUN by Jane Charles
Hiding from a dangerous man, Tess Crawford thought The Wiggons’ School for Elegant Young Ladies would be the perfect place to disappear…except she didn’t anticipate being drawn to the reclusive Viscount Atwood, who has many secrets of his own.

Learn more about the authors:

Jane Charles http://www.janecharlesauthor.com/

Elizabeth Essex http://www.elizabethessex.com/

Aileen Fishhttp://aileenfish.com/

Rose Gordonhttp://www.rosegordon.net/

Jerrica Knight-Cataniahttp://www.jerricasplace.com/

Emma Lockehttp://emmalocke.com/

Sue Londonhttps://bysuelondon.com/

Amanda Marielhttp://amandamariel.com/

Deb Marlowehttp://www.debmarlowe.com/

Christina McKnight – http://www.christinamcknight.com

Erica Monroehttp://ericamonroe.com/

Ava Stonehttp://www.avastoneauthor.com/

 

It Started with a Kiss features twelve sweet to sexy Regency romances from

award-winning and bestselling historical authors.  

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ON TOUR~~GUARDED BY THE WARRIOR~~ELIZA KNIGHT…

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Aurora Publicity is pleased to bring you Eliza Knight’s GUARDED BY THE WARRIOR virtual book tour December 5 – 16!

Inside the Book:

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Title: Guarded by the Warrior (Conquered Bride Series Book 5)
Author: Eliza Knight
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Publisher: Knight Media, LLC
Genre: Historical Romance

A lady in need of protection…

Suffering through a short marriage to an enemy of Scotland, Lady Emilia MacCulloch manages to escape just before her husband dies. But the Ross Clan will stop at nothing to get her back, for she plays a big part in their plans to thwart Robert the Bruce. She fears not only for her life, but for her family who will be labeled traitors. Placed by her king as a governess in the household of a devastatingly handsome warrior, Emilia finds herself drawn to the man when she had previously sworn off love altogether. His passion, charisma, loyalty, and strength shake the very foundation she’s built around her heart.

A warrior in need of saving…

Ian Matheson has spent his entire life trying to prove himself. To belong. When his father passes away and his mother takes her vows at a nearby abbey, he is suddenly left in a position he was wholly unprepared for. And then his father’s dozen illegitimate children arrive on his doorstep in need of a father figure of their own. They are adorable and reckless, and he’s certain they’ll drive him mad. Just when he thinks he might actually need to find a wife to help him, Lady Emilia is presented to him by the king. She needs his protection and he needs her help with the bairns. Ian is tempted by her angelic face, her fiery tongue, and the secrets that surround her. He must resist the growing desire that’s laying claim within him. He must prove to his clan that he is a worthy leader. But maybe, just maybe, he can have the respect of his people and Emilia, too.

 

 

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Meet the Author:

 

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a princess…

Growing up, I was a proficient story teller, with most of my plots encompassing princesses and princes and dreams coming true. Now as an author, some of my stories are still about royalty, knights, duels, ladies, intrigue, betrayal. History fascinates me and I try to bring history back to life in each of my stories.

My favorite time periods are medieval, renaissance and Regency eras of Europe. Growing up, I was lucky to have grandparents who lived in Paris, so many a summer was spent exploring medieval ruins and historical sites.

One of my all time favorite books is Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and I am of course Jane Austen fan, my two favorites being Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. I love the in-depth, emotionally riveting and intriguing works of historical author, Ken Follett. I am also a fan of Shakespeare, and you will find in a lot of my writing reference to the literary God and his work. Not only Shakespeare, but other period poets and literary notables of history are on my keeper shelf. My love affair with the romance genre started young. I picked up my first romance novel, The Bride, by Julie Garwood when I was in high school, and I haven’t been able to stop reading or writing romance since.

When I’m not reading or writing I am usually doing research for fun. If you love history, come visit me at History Undressed, where we discuss all the wildly fascinating and titillating facts of history! Recently I’ve started to post reviews of historical fiction and romance novels as well.

 

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Tour Schedule

Monday, December 5
Book featured at Books, Dreams, Life
Tuesday, December 6
Wednesday, December 7
Book featured at Celticlady’s Reviews
Thursday, December 8
Book featured at I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, December 9
Book featured at Just Us Book Blog
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Monday, December 12
Book featured at Book Loving Pixies
Book reviewed at Reader Girls
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Book featured at A Title Wave
Wednesday, December 14
Book reviewed at Booknerd
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Book reviewed at The Book Junkie Reads
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Book featured at Teatime and Books
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