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Book 4 in the

Devil’s Duke Series

The temptation of her lips…

Libby Shaw refuses to accept society’s dictates. She’s determined to become a member of Edinburgh’s all-male Royal College of Surgeons. Disguising herself as a man, she attends the surgical theater and fools everyone—except the one man who has never forgotten the shape of her exquisitely sensual lips.

…will make a prince say yes to her every desire.

Forced to leave his home as a boy, famed portraitist Ziyaeddin is secretly the exiled prince of a distant realm. When he first met Libby, he memorized every detail of her face and drew her. But her perfect lips gave him trouble—the same lips he now longs to kiss. When Libby asks his help to hide her feminine identity from the world, Ziyaeddin agrees on one condition: she must sit for him to paint—as a woman. But what begins as a daring scheme could send them both hurtling toward danger… and an unparalleled

Avon

May 29, 2018

ISBN-10: 0062641743

ISBN-13: 978-0062641748

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SPOTLIGHT ~IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE~AMELIA GREY

 

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE
Book 3 in the Rakes of St. James Series

  • Publication date: May 29, 2018
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0776Z9M2N

 

“A master storyteller.” —Affaire de Coeur

Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal—but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise…

Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her decidedly feminine desires. Marlena must be careful. She has her own scandalous secret to protect. If he finds out, will it shatter her chances of a happily-ever-after with the notorious rake?

 

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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Amelia Grey read her first romance book when she was thirteen. She’s been a devoted reader of love stories ever since.

Amelia has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida.

With more than twenty-five books published, she is a two-time winner of the prestigious Booksellers Best Award. She’s also won the Aspen Gold, and the Golden Quill Awards. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the Maggie Award. Amelia’s books have been published in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and Japan.

Several of her books have been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.

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BLOG TOUR~A MISTRESS FOR PENNDRAKE ~TAMMY L. BAILEY w/#Giveaway and #review

 

Meet the Author:

 

Tammy began writing when the shows and movies she watched didn’t end the way she wanted them to end. Whether it’s historical or contemporary, for her, there must always be a happy ending. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her husband and two boys near Cleveland, Ohio. Without their sacrifice and understanding, she believes she would have never been able to pursue her passion for writing or her accomplishment of becoming a published author.

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The Marquess of Wesley is out for blood. For a year, Lord Wesley has tried to undo the devastation his father left to Penndrake, their ancestral home, only to discover the man gambled it away right before his death. Now Wesley is being blackmailed by the new owner into marrying a woman he’s never met in order to get it back. But his intentions are less than honorable…
At one and twenty, Miss Kate Holden intends to become a governess, having sworn off all men years ago. However, her plans are halted when she receives a daunting letter from her cousin about a Lord Wesley. Ignorant of the name, and the devilish marquess that wears it all too well, she nearly ends up compromised. Refusing to fall prey to Wesley’s skillful seduction, Kate decides to turn things around on the rake. But the high-stakes game between them soon leads to her losing the last thing she expected…her heart.
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MY THOUGHTS 

A Mistress for Penndrake by Tammy L. Bailey is an entertaining Regency Romance. Ms. Bailey is a new author, and for a debut author did a great job with this story. I did find it a bit slow at times, predictable, but entertaining, humorous at times, and enjoyed watching the H/H with their witty banter and laugh out loud moments. The heroine is a strong, and feisty. The hero is demanding, and arrogant. Together they made an interesting pair. The banter, struggles and challenges along with the plot pulled this story together nicely. Ms. Bailey’s writing style is interesting and entertaining. Written in third person POV, the revenge part of the hero, needed a bit more telling, some readers may misconstrue the premise or not totally understand. What the hero believed was not a true understanding of the circumstances. Although, both parties were being a bit manipulated, they soon come to terms with their feelings, when they nearly lost it all. Overall, I think this author did a great job, while I felt some things were a bit repetitive, I felt Ms. Bailey pulled off an entertaining and interesting Regency Romance. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. Great job, Tammy L. Bailey! Entertaining and a fun read!
I received a complimentary copy, however, all opinions are my own.

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewer: AprilR

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NOW LIVE~FINDING LIFE~TIFFANI LYNN~ with #Giveaway

Finding Life

by Tiffani Lynn

Colorado Veterans, Book 4

Genre – Contemporary Romance

Blurb

She’s not your average blonde bombshell.

He’s not an ordinary Army combat veteran.

Feisty Colby Averette is every man’s dream. Adding successful monster truck

driving auto mechanic into the mix makes her irresistible. But she’s never been

lucky in love–and that’s fine with her as she focuses on her family and career.

Until she encounters him.

Former combat medic Victor Martinez has been to hell and back–in Afghanistan

and in his personal life. Now, a widower and a partner in a law firm, his friends

fill his free time, but he wants more. And when he meets Colby, everything

changes. Torn between the pain of his past and the hope for a future, can Victor

find a life he thought was gone long ago?

 

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The west coast of Florida is home for Tiffani and her family. She’s a music

loving, baseball adoring, crazed hockey fan who enjoys writing sexy

contemporary romance novels. Her publishing career started in July 2016 when

The Wild Rose Press released her first novella Strangers at Sunset. Since then

she’s published 11 more books, two of which are Kindle World stories for Elle

James and Desiree Holt. She’s also written for three anthologies with one more

on the horizon for 2018. She has several more books due to be released this

year. If you are interested in Tiffani’s other work or contacting her, please visit

www.tiffanilynn.comhttp://susanhayes.ca

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Through an Opaque Window by Kelly Ann Gonzales~Spotlight with excerpt

Product Description

Sienna and Declan are young high-profile NYC executives with an opaque marriage. Neither closed nor open, their mutual arrangement has been left to a laissez-faire interpretation. The rules are simple: never bring a lover to their home, and never fall in love with their affairs. Sienna feels trapped by the own rules she agreed to with Declan when she realizes shes fallen in love with her best friend from college.

What follows is an affair of the heart and mind, their permitted sexual lifestyle against the unsanctioned emotional infidelity. Sienna must choose between emotional stability and marital security versus passion and excitement. Through an Opaque Window takes a solid view through the open windows of marital life, looking at what happens when we leave our lives ajar.

Through an Opaque Window by Kelly Ann Gonzales, (Xlibris; Jan 19, 2018; 184 pages; 9781543475913).

“Can we really have it all?” This is the question this emotional novel examines between the blurred points of exclusive and open marriages, exploring the trials of both romantic love and friendship love.

Sienna and Declan are young, high profile NYC executives with an opaque marriage. Neither closed nor open, their mutual arrangement has been left to a laissez-faire interpretation until Sienna realizes she has fallen in love with her best friend from college. What follows is an affair of the heart and mind, their permitted sexual lifestyle against the unsanctioned emotional infidelity. Sienna must choose between emotional stability and marital security versus passion and excitement. Through an Opaque Window takes a solid view through the open windows of marital life, looking at what happens when we leave our lives ajar.

About the Author
Kelly Ann Gonzales was born in the Philippines, raised in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City. She works in the hotel industry. She is also the editor-in- chief of ALPHA FEMALE SOCIETY. She is an insatiable passion for travel, hospitality and all things written and to be read.

 

 

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Chapter Two

TAKE YOUR FACE OFF

February

I remember what our marriage was like before the affairs. People had always said that the first year of marriage would be difficult, and it was difficult. But most people just left it at that and said that we’d get through it just like every other mildly content, successful couple. We’d fight and make up. The cycle would continue over and over again. It was all very normal.

By the second year, we weren’t even fighting so much as just avoiding each other. That’s when he’d start toiling through the seventy-hour work weeks. I’d find excuses to grab drinks with girlfriends after work. On weekends I’d book solo trips to remote resorts in upstate New York. I thought if I devoted attention to myself that it would fill in the inescapable voids of my marriage. Happiness was a skill, right? And skills can be taught, refined, and practiced until one became a master at it.

One Saturday in the summer, instead of joining my girlfriends in the Hamptons, I wandered Manhattan. They were having the summer street festivals. I sauntered up and down Broadway, looking for food to eat and little tchotchkes to catch my eye. Two ladies sat smoking cigarettes in a silvery covered tent.

Their full palm readings were normally twenty bucks, but she liked my outfit so she only charged me five. I would have spent $20 on a cocktail at a lounge in Columbus Circle, so I figured I had little to lose.

I laid my palms out flat on Sister Maggie’s lap. She’s channeled the goddess Isolt to give me clarity on my love life. Maggie is eyeing the amethyst necklace dangling above my cleavage.

“Darling, your third eye is spinning. Where did you get that amethyst?”

I point to a tent down the block. “I saw it and bought it a few minutes ago. It spoke to me.”

She is nodding. “Listen to me. Your husband is your soul mate. Do not divorce him. You two are meant to be. What does Switzerland mean to you?”

“I studied abroad there when I was in college.”

“Soon you will return. Enjoy it. It will be for pleasure, not work, but you will be working on your personal life there.”

It all seemed too decidedly arbitrary. Threads of my life somehow sewn together when all she asked about me were my first name and month and day of birth. I left skeptical but couldn’t help looking behind me as I walked away

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SPOTLIGHT ~LAST NIGHT WITH THE DUKE~AMELIA GREY with review

Last Night with the Duke
The Rakes of St. James Book 1
March 2017
Mass Market Paperback
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 1250102499
ISBN-13: 978-1250102492

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Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?

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

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

 

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My Thoughts

Last Night with the Duke by Amelia Grey is a Romantic adventure. Steady paced, well written with charming characters, humorous, passionate and romantic storyline. An enjoyable read to be sure.

 

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: mild

Reviewer: AprilR 

 

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Now available!~The Warrior’s Queen~ Cecilia Mecca with review

 

The Warrior’s Queen is officially published!!

  • Publication date: May 15, 2018
  • Publisher: Altiora Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07D3T2GJC

About the book

*** This book can be read as a standalone novel. ***

A stolen kiss. A forced marriage. Can a Scottish chief and English lady learn to love each other?

The Warrior
After two rejected proposals, Graeme de Sowlis has no interest in marriage. The Scottish clan chief would much rather preserve his heart and focus on promoting peace along the increasingly contentious border. His best-laid plans change when he accepts an invitation to a May Day celebration at Kenshire Castle in England. When he’s caught in a stolen kiss with the May Day Queen, his integrity requires that he marry her.

The Queen
Gillian Bowman is so eager to please her father, she’s agreed to marry the ancient Earl of Covington to save the family manor. Though she has every intention of doing just that, curiosity drives her into the arms of a handsome Scottish chief. When they’re caught and forced to marry, she’s horrified. The Earl of Covington has the ability to ruin her family, and her new husband seems reluctant to open up to her outside of the bedroom. Can love bloom from such humble beginnings?

The Warrior’s Queen is the sixth book in a historical romance series set in 13th century Northumbria along the Anglo-Scottish border. If you like being transported to a time of knights and castles with alpha male heroes and sizzling romance, you’ll love the sixth installment of the Border Series.

 

About the Author

Cecelia Mecca is the author of steamy historical romance that transports readers to the middle ages.

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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My thoughts

WOW! Yet another grand 13th century Scottish Romance by Cecelia Mecca. I thoroughly enjoy her stories and this one was no different.
This is Graeme and Gillian’s story and I must say they were challenging to be sure but made an excellent match. Filled with Romance, action,
intrigue, a bit of suspense, some mystery and plenty of challenges to be had, readers will find themselves engaged and immersed in THE WARRIOR’S QUEEN.
Well written, fast paced, with charming and engaging characters and an intriguing storyline. I was captivated from the first page to the last page. Highly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy, however, all opinions are my own.

Rating: 4. 5

Heat rating: mild

Reviewer: AprilR 

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HIS OUTBACK TEMPTATION by Annie Seaton is out today!

HIS OUTBACK TEMPTATION by Annie Seaton is out today!

HIS OUTBACK TEMPTATION by Annie Seaton is out today! Get your copy and fall in love today!

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Freelance photographer Sebastian Richards has put aside travelling the world to show his grandmother he is capable of helping out on the family farm, even though it’s hard to let go of his wanderlust. But when he rescues a beautiful woman from a difficult situation, and Sebastian learns Isabella Romano is going to his hometown, heading back to Prickle Creek holds more appeal.

Isabella has come home to the Outback for a short visit to her father before she heads off to begin her dream job in England. Circumstances throw Isabella and Sebastian together at every turn—so maybe a short summer fling could be fun?

Isabella is determined to leave, even though her heart wants to stay. Sebastian is determined to stay, though his heart wants to go. But the only way for them to be happy is to take a chance on love.

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BLOG TOUR~HOW TO TEMPT AN EARL~TINA GABRIELLE w/#Giveaway

Meet the Author:

 

Tina Gabrielle, an Amazon best-selling author, is an attorney and former mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away. She is the author of adventurous Regency historical romances: A Spy Unmasked, At The Spy’s Pleasure, In The Barrister’s Bed, In The Barrister’s Chambers, Lady Of Scandal, and A Perfect Scandal from Entangled Publishing and Kensington Books. Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, Lady Of Scandal, was nominated as best first historical romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews. Tina loves to hear from readers. Please visit her website to join her newsletter and enter her free monthly contests and giveaways.
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London society is cruel for a young woman whose father is an avid gambler. Miss Grace Ashton is not one to stand idly by while her family becomes destitute. Donning a mask, she slips into the night and attends the infamous Raven Club to confront the proprietor. But nothing prepares her for the sinfully attractive and wealthy Ian Swift.

Ian is intrigued when Grace walks into his gambling club but refuses her offer of a few jewels to pay her father’s large debts. Unbeknownst to anyone, Ian has inherited the Earldom of Castleton, and he must reluctantly take his place in Society. But Ian’s manners as a gentleman have suffered. He needs a tutor, and he knows the exquisite lady standing before him is the answer.
But soon tutoring turns to flirting, which unfortunately lands both of them in…marriage?
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Now available/review~A DUKE FOR THE ROAD ~EVA DEVON

 

A Duke For The Road

Eva Devon 

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Series:  The Duke’s Secret #1

 Source: Personal buy

A Duke With A Secret:

Robert Deverall, Duke of Blackstone, is cursed. Or so he thinks. Inheriting a dukedom bankrupted by his dissolute grandfather, father, and elder brother has made him determined that the male line will end with him. He refuses to allow any one else to suffer at the hands of a Deverall man. When he meets his childhood friend, Lady Harriet Cornwall, he is determined to stay away from her, despite the fact she makes his heart sing and his body ignite. When the two are caught in a compromising position, he has no choice but to marry the wild, independent Harry. But will his determination never to have children, and his fears about his famiy line, destroy their chance at love?

A Lady Determined to Unmask the Duke:
Lady Harriet Cornwall is determined to marry and quickly. After all, she loathes the uninspiring parties a proper unmarried lady can attend. No, she longs to be just like her mother, a beacon of culture, literature, and fun. And like her mother, she longs for a large family. When she meets Rob again, she can hardly believe the transformation from mischeivous boy to sardonic and mysterious man. In the breath of a single dance, her heart is lost. From their very first kiss, she knows he is the one for her. But he has a dark secret. Will he push her away as he has done to everyone else? Or will she be able to coax her dark duke back into the light to find love?

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My thoughts:

Eva Devon has done it again with her amazing A DUKE FOR THE ROAD. #1 in a new and promising series, THE DUKE’S SECRET.
Masterfully written, well crafted with well developed, flawed characters. The storyline is absolutely delicious. A definite romp through Regency England. Secrets, an abduction, highwayman, danger, suspense, mystery and a powerful romance, kept me turning pages from the first page to the last. Love, love, loved these characters, so strong, independent and determined, they captured my heart. Another must read by Eva Devon, who never fails to amaze me. Powerful and compelling. Can’t wait to read more of the DUKE’S SECRETS series.

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: mild

Reviewer: AprilR

 

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