BRAVE NEW EARL~~JANE ASHFORD~~With #Giveaway, #Excerpt + #review

 

An Earl mired in melancholy is no match for a determined woman…

Widower Benjamin Romilly, Earl of Furness, has given up hope of finding happiness. His wife died in childbirth five years ago, leaving him with a broken heart and a child who only reminds him of his loss.

Miss Jean Saunders is a cousin by marriage. She doted on Benjamin’s late Countess, and can’t bear it when she hears rumors that the Earl is too bereaved to care for his young son. She arrives on the scene to evaluate his fitness as a father, and if necessary, to take his son away.

Jean’s sudden eruption into the Earl’s household simultaneously infuriates and invigorates him. She may be the only person who can breathe life into his neglected home—and his aching heart…

 

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Excerpt:

Toward the far end of the attic, Jean came upon a row of leather trunks bound in brass. Resettling her lamp securely, she opened the first. The scent of camphor wafted out at her. Pushing aside a layer of tissue paper, she unearthed a swath of satin brocade in an exquisite shade of peach. Although the fashion of another era, it was one of the loveliest gowns she’d ever seen.

There was no one around, and she was so tired of the few outfits she had with her. She couldn’t resist. She slipped off her much plainer gown, placing it out of the dust on a sheet of tissue, and slithered her way into the peach creation.

The dress was a bit large on her. Fortunately, it laced up the side so she could reach to pull it tighter, but the shoulders still threatened to slip off. Her shift and stays showed above the low neckline, and without the elaborate underpinnings such a garment required, the skirt sagged around her in heavy folds. Even so, she felt very grand.

“Very elegant,” said an appreciative male voice.

Jean whirled and nearly lost the dress. She frowned at Lord Furness, who stood near the head of the attic stair, as she pushed the shoulders back into place. “What are you doing here?”

“This is my house.”

“Yes, but you went riding.”

“And I returned.” Benjamin strolled toward his disheveled houseguest. In his ancestress’s gown, Miss Saunders was an unsettling combination of little girl playing dress-up and lush courtesan, with her clothes falling off and her curling hair making a determined break for freedom.

She gathered the heavy skirts and retreated to a rank of trunks a little distance away. “I was just… I’ll put on my own gown.”

Benjamin walked a bit closer.

“If you will go away.”

“But I came up to help you look for toys for Geoffrey.” It was an increasing delight to tease her. There was something so charming about the look she got, which said she knew precisely what he was up to and refused to stoop to acknowledge it. And yet she couldn’t help but react.

“I haven’t found any.”

“Only a hoard of finery.” Benjamin walked along the row of trunks and glanced inside them. He picked up a satin coat. “I think I remember my grandfather wearing something like this, with lots of lace at his shirtfront. Perhaps it was this very coat.” He held it up and looked closer. “I’m not sure. He died when I was around Geoffrey’s age.” He smiled at his disheveled companion. “Grandpapa didn’t care much for change at the last. Or for what people thought of his appearance. He wore what he liked.” Geoffrey would have appreciated that attitude, Benjamin thought. “He had a dueling scar across his cheek.” His hand went to his own face to demonstrate. “A bit puckered and quite frightening, as I recall. They don’t seem to go together—all this frippery and bloody sword work.”

“I imagine gentlemen took off their coats when dueling,” replied Miss Saunders.

Benjamin laughed.

“You should try it on,” she added in an odd tone.

He looked at her, hands clutching the brocade bodice to keep it from sliding off, a beam of sunlight shining through the uninhibited glory of her hair. Holding her gaze, Benjamin slowly took off his coat. “No wigs,” he said. “I draw the line there.”

“I haven’t found any,” she answered breathily.

He donned the bright satin garment. It fit well enough, only a little tight in the shoulders. It felt strange to have wide skirts around his legs. He made an elaborate bow. “Pon rep, my lady, I am so pleased to see you. I hope I find you in better health?”

“What do you mean, better?”

Benjamin straightened. “I’ve been concerned about you since—”

“I’m fine,” she interrupted. “My…outburst in the library was quite uncharacteristic, I assure you. It won’t happen again.”

“No apology is necessary.”

“I wasn’t apologizing.” Coppery glints snapped in the depths of her eyes. “Only informing you that all is well.”

He didn’t believe her, though he couldn’t have said why. Her bearing and expression were calm, her manner quelling. Clearly, she didn’t want to talk about the bout of weeping, and he had no right to press her. Why should he wish to? “I don’t know how ladies moved about in those gowns.” He indicated the sweep of peach brocade trailing over the floorboards.

“With stately elegance,” she replied.

“That is to say, very slowly. Have you seen the sort of shoes they wore? Teetering along on four-inch heels must have made it hard to run away.”

“From what?” she asked with a quizzical glance.

“Anything.” Benjamin had spoken randomly. All his attention was on her, leaving his tongue unsupervised. “Bears.”

“Bears?” She laughed.

It was a delightful sound. Benjamin realized he hadn’t heard it nearly often enough. Irresistibly drawn, he stepped closer. “Or impertinent admirers.”

“The gentlemen wore heels, too,” Miss Saunders said. “So it would have been an equal race, mincing along the cobblestones in a satin-draped procession.”

She looked up at him, still smiling. Her eyes were suffused with warmth now, her lips a little parted, and Benjamin couldn’t help himself. He moved closer still and kissed her.

Just a brush of his mouth on hers, an errant impulse. He pulled back at once.

She leaned forward and returned the favor, as if purely in the spirit of experiment. Benjamin felt a startling shudder of desire.

In the next moment, she’d twined her arms around his neck, and they were kissing as if their lives depended on it. He buried his fingers in her hair, as he’d been longing to do for days. It sprang free and tumbled over his hands, a glorious profusion of curls. Hairpins rained onto the attic floor.

Then she pulled back and blinked at him, her eyes wide, dark pools. Her arms dropped to her sides. She took a step away, and another. “Oh.”

The small sound was a breath, a worry, an astonishment. Benjamin struggled with his arousal, glad now of the long, concealing coat.

Miss Saunders put her hands to her wild crown of hair. The lovely lines of her body were outlined in peach brocade and sunlight. “Oh dear.”

“I could help pin it up, if you like.” Benjamin bent and gathered a handful of hairpins.

“No, you couldn’t.”

He gave her the pins. “I have a deft hand,” he said.

“My hair is beyond deftness. It has to be wrestled into submission.”

He nearly lost his careful control at the phrase and the thoughts it elicited. “I have strong fingers.”

 

About the author:

Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was captivated by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England. That delight was part of what led her to study English literature and travel widely. She’s written historical and contemporary romances, and her books have been published all over Europe as well as in the United States. Jane has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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My thoughts 

The Way to a Lord’s Heart: Brave New Earl (Book 1) by Jane Ashford is a delightful and charming Regency romance.  Follow, Benjamin Romilly, Earl of Furness, a widower with a five year old son and Miss Jean Saunders, a cousin to Benjamin’s late wife on their journey of redemption, finding love and a HEA.

What strong, wonderful and charming characters! Well crafted, well written with plenty of wit, charm and romance. Readers will be glued to the pages of this charming,  witty, delightful and energetic Regency Romance. Unpredictable and unique with interesting obstacles, challenges and a strong romantic love story.

Ms. Ashford expertly bended the conventions of Regency historical with a refreshingly different, and sweetly romantic love story. Fans of cute kids, kitty antics and witty charm with a message of redemption will definitely enjoy BRAVE NEW EARL. BRAVO, Ms. Ashford!!! #NewGalley,#BraveNewEarl,#Sourcebooks

“I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”
Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild 
Reviewer: AprilR 
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TODAY’S FEATURE*COWBOY CHARM SCHOOL*MARGARET BROWNLEY with pre-order links + #review

When Texas Ranger Brett Tucker accidentally derails a wedding,
he’s determined to bring the estranged couple back together…
but he never dreamed he’d start falling for the bride!

Texas Ranger Brett Tucker hates to break up a wedding, but the groom―notorious criminal Frank Foster―is a danger to any woman. So he busts into the church, guns blazing…only to find he has the wrong man.

STOP THAT WEDDING!

Bride-to-be Kate Denver is appalled by her fiancé’s over-the-top reaction to the innocent mistake and calls off the wedding―for good. Guilt-ridden, Brett’s desperate to get them back on track. But the more time he spends with Kate, the harder he falls…and the more he yearns to prove that he’s her true match in every way.

What People Are Saying About Margaret Brownley:
“Delightful, humorous…packed with engaging characters, loads of action, several mysteries― all enough sizzle to satisfy her fans.” ―RT Book Reviews for A Match Made in Texas
“A sweet, touching love story.” ―Kirkus Reviews for Left at the Altar
“Lively and warm. A welcome addition to a sparse yet popular subgenre.” ―Booklist for Left at the Altar

  • Publication date: September 4, 2018
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07CPB154F
  • Pages: 384

 

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N.Y. Times Bestselling author AUTHOR MARGARET BROWNLEY has penned more than forty-five novels and novellas. Her books have won numerous awards, including Readers’ Choice and Award of Excellence. She’s a two-time Romance Writers of American RITA® finalist and has written for a TV soap.  She is currently working on a new series.  Not bad for someone who flunked eighth- grade English.  Just don’t ask her to diagram a sentence

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My Thoughts 
Cowboy Charm School by Margaret Brownley is book 1 in her new series “The Haywire Brides”. A clean, light and airy adventure. Set in 1855 Haywire, Texas. This is the story of Texas Ranger Brett Tucker,  Kate Denver and Frank Foster and a calamity of errors. Laugh at loud moments,  mystery,  a bit of suspense and romance will pull readers into this delightful romance and hold them glued to the pages. The characters are charming,  humorous and engaging. The storyline is unpredictable,  steady paced, adventurous, mysterious and definitely unpredictable. An enjoyable and lively new series from the talented Margaret Brownley.  A definite keeper and must read for fans of clean, sweet, Western Historical romance set in a small town in Texas. Lighthearted and heartwarming with a twist of fate.

“I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Sweet

Reviewer: AprilR 

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THE DARKEST CORNER ~LILIANA HART with #Trailer, #Teaser & #Review

The Darkest Corner (GravediggersR Book 1) by Liliana Hart

Date of Publication: May 23, 2017

Blurb

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s first book in her suspenseful Gravediggers series, featuring an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.

The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families.

Sometimes the dead do rise…

Deacon Tucker is a dead man walking. A former black ops agent, he was disavowed and stripped of all honor before being recruited as a Gravedigger. But his honor and good name no longer matter, because no one knows he’s alive, and he’ll never get the recognition he deserves. His mission is simple: save the world or die trying. And for God’s sake, don’t ever fall in love. That’s a rule punishable by death. The kind of death a man can’t be brought back from.

Tess Sherman is the only mortician in Last Stop, Texas. She has no idea how Deacon Tucker ended up in her funeral home, but she’ll eat her hat if he’s only a funeral home assistant. Deacon is dangerous, deadly, and gorgeous. And she knows her attraction to him can only end in heartache.

Deacon is on a mission to stop the most fatal terror attack the world has ever known—what’s known as The Day of Destiny—a terrorist’s dream. But when he discovers Tess has skills he can use to stop them, he has to decide if he can trust her with secrets worth dying for. And, most important, he has to decide if he can trust her with his heart.

 

 

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About Liliana Hart

Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author of more than 40 titles. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music.

Since self-publishing in June of 2011, Liliana has sold more than 3 million ebooks and been translated into eight languages. She’s appeared at #1 on lists all over the world and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times list. Liliana is a sought after speaker and she’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from California to New York to London.

Liliana can almost always be found at her computer writing or on the road giving workshops for SilverHart International, a company she founded with her partner, Scott Silverii, where they provide law enforcement, military, and fire resources for writers so they can write it right. Liliana is a recent transplant to Southern Louisiana, where she’s getting used to the humidity and hurricane season, and plotting murders (for her books, of course).

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My thoughts:
The Darkest Corner by Liliana Hart is one of those WOW moment books, were you can’t get the characters or plot out of your head. Book 1 in a new series,  “Gravediggers”, which promises to be an outstanding series. If you enjoy Romantic Suspense,  you don’t wish to miss “The Darkest Corner” by Liliana Hart.
The “Gravediggers” series will feature an “elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it and no one can ever know. “Set in Last Stop, Texas.
In this first book, “The Darkest Corner”, Deacon Tucker is stripped of all honor as a black ops agent,  now one of the dead men walking, he’s  tasked with saving the world or die trying, he’s also the leader of this elite group of men, known as the gravediggers.
Tess Sherman is the only mortician in this small town, and have skills of her own, which Deacon and his group could use. Deacon is a Funeral Home assistant to Tess, on a mission….
 to stop a terrorist’s fatal attack, known as The Day of Destiny.
Deacon and Tess was a great couple, their witty banter was great, and they relationship was fantastic. Could love be in the air?
Danger, secrets, terrorists, romance, suspense, intrigue and action packed from the first page to the last.
I was totally intrigued from the first page,  glued to the pages as Tess and Deacon’s story unfolded, as well as the rest of this amazing story. If you’re looking for a fast paced, action packed thrill ride, pick up “The Darkest Corner”. Ms. Hart has much to offer readers in this masterfully written tale of danger and love. Highly recommended!  A must read for sure! I can’t wait to read Book 2.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild 
Reviewed by: AprilR
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TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT~~CURSE OF THE HEALER~~ASHLEY YORK~~ with review

HAPPY RELEASE DAY, ASHLEY YORK, from the team at My Book Addiction and More!!

 Amazon Best selling Historical Romance!
Descendants of the High King Series is here…

After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of Éire…and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her.

Fated to be a healer…

Aednat has spent her entire life training to be the great healer, knowing she must remain alone. When she meets Diarmuid, the intense attraction she feels toward him shakes her resolve to believe in such a legend. If she gives in to the passion he ignites in her, can she settle for being less?

Destined to be his…

Diarmuid of Clonascra is renowned for his bravery in battle. Only one thing daunts him: the prospect of taking a wife. The safest course would be to keep his distance from Aednat, the bold, headstrong healer who’s far too tempting for his peace of mind. But his overking orders him to protect her from a group of craven warriors intent on kidnapping her to steal her power.

What starts as duty for Diarmuid quickly transforms into something more. Aednat’s power might be at risk, but so is his closed-off heart.

 Book One
Descendants of the High King Series
  • Publication Date: March 31, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XC1J99P
  • ISBN-10: 0998668419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0998668413
  • Length: 224 pages

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Meet the author….

Ashley YorkAside from two years spent in the wilds of the Colorado mountains, Ashley York is a proud life-long New Englander and a hardcore romantic. She has an MA in History which brings with it, through many years of research, a love for primary documents and the smell of musty old libraries. With her author’s imagination, she likes to write about people who could have lived alongside those well-known giants from the past.

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MY THOUGHTS:

The Curse of the Healer by Ashley York is the beginning of what promises to be a great new series, “The Descendants of the High King”.
What a fast paced, action thrilling tale of love, myths, legends, with the promise of love and a HEA.

“After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of Éire…and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her.” Adenat could possible be that healer, thus the story begins…..

This is the story of Dairmuid of Clonascra and Aednat. Dairmuid is a renowned fierce, fearless warrior. Dairmuid’s over king asks him to protect Aednat with his life if necessary, Dairmuid is a bit weary. Aednat is the cursed but great healer, she also has a disability, a clubbed foot, which has made people shun her her entire life and made her an outcast, her main focus is healing not falling in love. These two characters are worthy of love and prove their character when they are forced to marry out of desperation to keep Aednat safe. She is being haunted by a man wishing to possess her and claim the legend of the cursed healer. Which, could mean he would be the next high king of Eire and miraculous healed of his troubles. Is the legend true or just a myth? Will Dairmuid be able to save Aednat?
Fast paced, well written with well-developed and captivating character, and an intriguing, heart pounding plot. These characters captured by heart from the beginning and the plot held my attention throughout, as I read and hoped Dairmuid and Aednat found their HEA. Ashy York made the reader breathless with her characterization and her vivid descriptions. I was breathless when I thought Aednat would lose her life, she is a very resourceful lass, I must say. Although, her entire was for this moment in time. I can’t wait to read more of the secondary characters, and learn more of the other healers in this amazing series. I can not say enough about Ms. York, her writing or the beginning of what promise to be a captivating and intriguing series.
Ms. York is truly a talented author, one who never disappoints me, she always entices me to wait impatiently, I might add, for the next grand adventure. She is one of my favorite Medieval Romance authors. A definite must read and a true treasure. I foresee reading “Curse of the Healer” more than one time. A definite keeper! Highly recommended for fans of historical fiction, romance, legends, danger, mystery, suspense with a strong welled lass and a fearless warrior.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

 

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COMING SOON~ ADDICTED TO A DUKE~~ BRONWEN EVANS

Addicted to the Duke

Imperfect Lords series book 1 – sexy, swashbuckling novel

 

Addicted to the Duke

A lovestruck lady charms the duke of her dreams during an expedition on the high seas in this sexy, swashbuckling novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans.

Alexander Sylvester Bracken, Duke of Bedford, has a mission: sail to the Mediterranean and track down Lady Hestia Cary’s missing father. It is a straightforward task, but for two rather vexing complications. First, the sea holds painful memories; second, for her own safety, Hestia is to accompany him. As Alex battles the demons of his past, he must also resist Hestia’s surprisingly skillful attempts at seduction. After all, Alex has sworn to leave her untouched, and he intends to honor that vow—until he can properly ask the Earl’s blessing.

Ever since His Grace rescued Hestia from the arms of a Turkish pirate six long years ago, her heart has belonged to Alex. So when he agrees to help find her father, Hestia is thrilled. Although Alex tries to hide it, there’s passion in his eyes—and a frisson of desire in the air—whenever they meet. On board ship, miles from home, Alex won’t be able to deny her any longer. But with scoundrels lying in wait, she may not live to tell the tale of her conquest.

I think you wrote a brilliantly and masterfully work of romance! Such feelings and emotions shown throughout this powerful and compelling story are hard to convey to readers.  But you managed it beautifully. Very impressive! P.S. I read this in one day. I couldn’t put it down. I was glued to the pages of Alex and Hestia’s story, from the first page to the last.  – AprilR

 

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About the author…..

Author Bronwen EvansUSA Today Bestselling author, Bronwen Evans (Bron), loves story-telling – gobbling up movies, reading books and attending the theater. Her head is always filled with characters and stories, particularly lovers in angst. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer.

Bronwen attended Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand earning a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Administration, majoring in Marketing and Accounting. She was all set on building herself a business career (which she did along the way).

But life never turns out exactly as one thinks. After working for a few years in marketing roles within New Zealand financial institutions, she left for a 6 month overseas experience in London, England. She loved England. She spent several years living in London, using it as a base to be able to work and travel from. She visited all four corners of the world. Her most interesting trips were a camel safari in the Sahara, a trip through Russia, a safari through Africa with her mother, and three months in the Mediterranean.

It was while living and working in London she discovered the offices of Mills & Boon and the germ of an idea to embark on a romance writing career was born.

Almost eight years later, on her return to New Zealand, encouraged by a close friend battling a life-threatening illness, Bronwen finally started down the path to publication by joining RWA, The Beau Monde, RWAustralia and RWNZ.

Bronwen’s first manuscript, INVITATION TO RUIN, was completed late 2009, and was sold to Kensington Publishing early 2010, in a two book deal. Her debut novel, INVITATION TO RUIN, received a 4.5 star rating from RT Book Reviews and was nominated in the RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards – Best First Historical. Invitation to Ruin was also won the RomCon Readers Crown Best Historical 2012.

Bron’s since gone on to win the RomCon Readers Crown three times. Her first book in her Disgraced Lords series hit the USA Today bestsellers list and she has hit it several times since.

She lives in New Zealand in sunny Hawkes Bay with her two Cavoodles named Brandy and Duke.

 

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY!! HIGHLAND SPY by Madeline Martin! w/ review

Highland Spy (The Mercenary Maidens, #1)Highland Spy by Madeline Martin

Genre: Historical Romance  (Scottish)

Series: Mercenary Maidens,  #1

Source: Received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: January 10, 2017
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M4KWRAU
  • Length: 354 pages

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USA Today bestselling author Madeline Martin delivers a captivating novel of passion and intrigue…

Connor Grant is in search of a lady. Not a bride, but a woman to become a skillful and seductive spy in the service of King James. In addition to being the King’s personal assassin, Connor heads a group of female spies who aid him in his work, women with nothing left to lose.

Ariana Fitzroy is the perfect mark. Destitute, orphaned, and completely alone, she’s missed her chance at an advantageous match at court and cheats at cards to survive. When Connor catches her in the act, he threatens to expose her, unless she joins his elite roster of spies.

She agrees and is whisked away to a deserted Scottish castle to begin her training. Ariana quickly takes to her lessons in seduction, deception, and hand-to-hand combat, but less easy to fight are her feelings of lust toward the ruggedly handsome Connor, feelings she suspects may be reciprocated.

When Connor recruits her help on a mysterious task, the pair must work together to track a dangerous target. But Ariana suspects Connor isn’t telling her everything—not just about the mission, but also about his past. Will the secrets between them threaten their mission? And will they be able to fight their attraction as they wonder who they can trust?

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MY THOUGHTS 

Highland Spy: Mercenary Maidens Series, Book 1 by Madeline Martin definitely shows craftsmanship in writing a mesmerizing Medieval Scottish Romance. Book 1 promises readers an exciting thrill ride into the “Mescenary Maidens” series. WOW! Set in a delapicated castle in Scotland and at the English court.

Ariana Fitzroy, after losing her family and her fortune, resorts to card games at court to survive, which she thinks she has the capability of winning. Connor Grant, is a trainer of fallen women from the English court and a broken personal assassin to the king. Which is where he encounters Ariana, cheating at cards, he gives her the option of going to prison or going with him in training. Of course, she accepts his offer. This is how she becomes his newest trainee.

“Highland Spy” is emotionally charged, intriguing, mesmerizing and utterly captivating! It has second chances, betrayal, challenges, female spies, claiming an inheritance once stolen, retribution, facing the consequences life has dealt head on, overcoming hopelessness to become confident, strong, and of course, romance and finding love. But will Ariana and Connor find their HEA or lose all to lies and deception?
The secondary characters are as enticing as the hero/heroine. They are very intriguing and makes the reader wish to learn more of their circumstances and how they became spies. This story has twists and turns, and surprises I didn’t see coming, betrayals I never preserved until the evil was encountered. I was captivated from the first few pages to the last page and beyond. I can not wait to read more of this exciting and thrilling series. Another must read Medieval Scottish Romance by Madeline Martin, who has become another favorite author of mine. She holds her readers in awe, and totally entranced in her stories. Definitely a WOW moment! Highly recommended! Fans of Medevial romance, Scottish romance, second chances, fast paced stories and well written romance are sure to enjoy “Highland Spy” by MadelineMartin. I definitely enjoyed this tale of live, love and finding a HEA! Another hit for Madeline Martin!
Received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

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PRE-ORDER BLAST~ ALL OF ME~ JENNIFER BERNARD…with a Tasty #giveaway

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ALL OF ME
Love Between the Bases #1
Jennifer Bernard
Releasing May 26th, 2015
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Jennifer Bernard, the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen series, scores another homerun with a brand-new series about sexy, single baseball players.

Playing for the Kilby Catfish is hotshot pitcher Caleb Hart’s last chance to salvage his career after a major league meltdown. But the day of his opener with the minor league team, Caleb strikes out with the gorgeous woman who is delivering a petition to run the unruly Catfish out of town. Now to stay in the lineup, Caleb will need to score big with the feisty brunette he can’t keep out of his thoughts.

After the nasty lies Sadie Merritt’s rich ex-boyfriend spread about her all over town, she’s lucky to have a job at all. She can’t afford to screw it up by falling for the player who is supposed to be helping her change the image of the fun-loving Catfish. But that’s easier said than done when Caleb’s voice alone is enough to make her pulse race. And when he surprises her with a mind-blowing kiss, she knows there’s no turning back.

 
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Jennifer Bernard is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriels series. She is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.



Our review of….ALL OF ME by Jennifer Bernard…
I received ALL OF ME from Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review.

I have to start off with I love Jennifer Bernard’s first series, the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel. So I knew this book would or should leave me smiling. However I think with All Of Me, Jennifer Bernard touched on some tough subjects, namely trust. Not just trust in others but trusting ourselves. Trust lies at the base of any love, so it’s nice to see it touched on within All of Me in other ways. Caleb Hart, our hero, has not just trust issues but issues with surprises. While Sadie has her own issues with trusting men, and believe me she has a right to those issues. Both have a battle to fight to get to their HEA, some within themselves others with what life throws at them. I have to say I loved this story from beginning to end. The characters are well written and believable. The setting is wonderful and engaging in it’s own way. The story flows easily and quickly. There are surprises and times you want to punch someone yourself. But mostly you’ll fall in love with Caleb and root for Sadie. Fans of Ms. Bernard will find a new series to adore. Those new to Ms. Bernard’s writing will find a book that is page-turningly fun, deeply engaging, and sexy enough to keep you smiling throughout the book. I highly recommend this one to any fan of Susan Mallery, Jennifer Ryan, Jill Shalvis, Emily March, and the list goes on. If you enjoy a great contemporary romance pick up ALL OF ME, you’ll be glad you did!

 

Rating: 5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: WendyK

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THURSDAY’S SPOTLIGHT WITH GIVEAWAY~ NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER~ J. KENNER~ WANTED

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
J. KENNER
{Erotic Contemporary Romance}
First in a new series: Most Wanted Novel
[Wanted is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.]
~WANTED~
9780804176668
  • Series: Most Wanted
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804176663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804176668
Synopsis
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me comes an all-new erotic series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees.
 
He is everything I crave, all I desperately want—and he is everything I can’t have.
 
Evan Black embodies my every fantasy. He is brilliant, fierce, and devastatingly handsome. But he is also headstrong, dangerous, and burdened with secrets.

My family warned me to stay away, that I could never handle Evan’s dark dealings or scarred past. Maybe I should have listened. Maybe I should have run. But our desire is undeniable, and some temptations you just can’t fight.

And from the moment we touch—the passion between us consuming us both—I know that I will never be the same.

Wanted is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.



Praise for Wanted
 
“If you’re looking for a steamy new erotic series, Wanted is just the book.”Harlequin Junkie
 
“This is one of the best books in this genre I have read this year.”KT Book Reviews
 
Wanted by J. Kenner is the whole package! A toe-curling smokin’ hot read, full of incredible characters and a brilliant storyline that you won’t be able to get enough of. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. . . . I’m hooked!”Flirty & Dirty Book Blog
 
“J. Kenner has written an edgy storyline that will fascinate and keep you wondering.”The Reading Cafe
 
“Suffice it to say, I was hooked in the first few chapters. It was hot, it was sexy, and it really shows that J. Kenner knows how to write in this genre. I can’t wait to get my hands on Heated, the next book in the series, and see whose hands get on whom. Enjoy!”Eager Reader
 
“I loved this story! It had substance, lovable characters, and unexpected discoveries. And the love between Evan and Angelina was passionate, explosive, and utterly wonderful.”Part of That World
 
“I don’t know if I have enough adjectives to describe the hotness of this book. . . . Julie Kenner writes a heck of a story and I am definitely a fan!”About That Story
 
“J. Kenner writes a compelling erotic story about two people with many secrets. . . . Whenever Evan and Angie are together, the air sizzles with tension.”Cocktails and Books
 
Wanted is another J. Kenner masterpiece. . . . This was an intriguing look at self-discovery and forbidden love all wrapped into a neat little action suspense package. There was plenty of sexual tension and eventually action. Evan was hot, hot, hot! Together, they were combustible. But can we expect anything less from J. Kenner?”Reading Haven
Buy Links:
Random House: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/234806/wanted-by-j-kenner

 

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About the author…….

J. Kenner is the New York Times bestselling author of Wahttp://juliekenner.com/nted, Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. She spent more than ten years as a litigator in Southern California and central Texas, using her rare free time to indulge in her passion of writing. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughters.

 

CONNECT & SOCALIZE!

Website: http://juliekenner.com/

Twitter: @juliekenner

Facebook: http://www.juliekenner.com/facebook

Google: https://plus.google.com/116209609010233367295

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/juliekenner

Linked: http://www.linkedin.com/in/juliekenner

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~COMING SOON FROM J. KENNER~
Followed by Heated (6/14) and then Ignited (8/14)

Follow this link to check these out also:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/search/search.php?x=0&y=0&title_subtitle_auth=j+Kenner

#CoverReveal – Ignited by J. Kenner

 

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks to Sue over at Random House, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win a print copy of J. Kenner’s latest release, WANTED.

Sorry, US residents only!

Giveaway open from February 27 until March 7, 2014.

*As of January 2014 you HAVE to re-visit this site to see to won* We will announce the winner on this site only*

Thanks everyone and Good Luck!!

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Now, inquiring minds want to know: Have you read any of J. Kenner’s books? Or Are is this a new author to you?

Leave a comment, if you so chose!!

 

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SPRING IS COMING! SPRING IS COMING!

~Or so I hope~

How about you?

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~COMING SOON~ TALL,DARK AND VAMPIRE BY SARA HUMPHREYS…

COMING SOON!!

AUGUST 6,2013

TALL,DARK AND VAMPIRE

SARA HUMPHREYS

*NEW SERIES: DEAD IN THE CITY*

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 6, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402274068
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402274060

She always knew Fate was cruel…

The last person Olivia expected to turn up at her club was her one true love. It would normally be great to see him, except he’s been dead for centuries. Olivia really thought she had moved on with her immortal life, but as soon as she sees Doug Paxton, she knows she’d rather die than lose him again. And that’s a real problem…

 

But this is beyond the pale…

 

Doug is a no-nonsense cop by day, but his nights are tormented by dreams of a gorgeous redhead who’s so much a part of him, she seems to be in his blood. When he meets Olivia face-to-face, long-buried memories begin to surface. She might be the answer to his prayers…or she might be the dead of him.

Pre-Order your copy today.

 

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TALL,DARK AND VAMPIRE BOOK TRAILER: http://youtu.be/lJ1hmU0hF4M

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A bit about the author:

Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives in Bronxville, New York with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys.

For more information,please visit: http://novelromance.net/

Where can you find Sara Humphreys online?

Facebook

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Goodreads

Pinterest

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Taney Speaker Training

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For a little added fun or inspiration: *Amazon*

Here’s the soundtrack that I inspired me as I wrote Doug and Olivia’s story. It’s gritty and sexy…just like New York City at night.

Fly to the Angels–Slaughter
Bring Me to Life–Evanesence
Dream On–Aerosmith
Back in Black–AC/DC
Paradise City–Guns-n-Roses
Welcome to the Jungle–Guns-n-Roses
Bed of Roses–Bon Jovi
Dream on….

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~STAY TUNED~

For “My Thoughts” on Tall,Dark and Vampire!

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Thanks everyone and please spread the word about TALL,DARK AND VAMPIRE by Sara Humphreys!

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~JENNIFER HAYMORE~ Q&A AND GIVEAWAY…THE DUCHESS HUNT

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO HAVE WITH US TODAY…..

~NATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND WICKEDLY SEDUCTIVE HISTORICAL ROMANCE AUTHOR~

~JENNIFER HAYMORE~

THE DUCHESS HUNT…..

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So without further ado, welcome Jennifer!

 

MBA&M: Jennifer,welcome to My Book Addiction and More and please those readers who may not know you yet,a little about Jennifer Haymore?

 

JENNIFER: I am a mom of three who lives in California, and I have always loved to both read and write. I write Regency Romance books loaded with action, emotion, and heat.

 

MBA&M: “The Duchess Hunt” is the beginning of a new and exciting series “The House of Trent”, how many books will be in this series?

 

JENNIFER: There are three books in the series:

The Duchess Hunt – June 25, 2013

The Rogue’s Proposal – November 26, 2013

The Scoundrel’s Seduction – May, 2014

 

There are also three standalone erotic novellas “written” by Lady Esme, who is the youngest sibling in the House of Trent and the only sister. She is always secretly scribbling away in her notebook, and now she’s sharing her stories with the world under the “Jennifer Haymore” pseudonym! These are standalone novellas, so they don’t share characters with the House of Trent Series. They are:

 

The Devil’s Pearl – May 7, 2013

His For Christmas – October 1, 2013

Untitled Novella #3 – April, 2014

 

 

MBA&M: For those of us who adored your “The Donovan Sisters” and “The James” series, how will “The House of Trent” differ?

 

JENNIFER: The House of Trent is a family series like the James series and the Donovan Sisters, and contains similar themes about family and acceptance. The House of Trent series, however, contains three books that revolve around one mystery—the mystery of the missing dowager duchess.

 

The three novels in the House of Trent also tell the stories of three very strong brothers: the serious duke, Simon; the rogue, Luke; and the strong, silent one, Sam. I love these heroes—they’re my favorite heroes out of all my books!

 

MBA&M:  “The House of Trent” is about Simon Hawkins, duke of the duchess hunt 2Trent and Sarah Osborne, can you tell our readers a little about them?

 

JENNIFER: Simon, the Duke of Trent, and Sarah Osborne are the hero and heroine of The Duchess Hunt. Simon is a man who’s been weighted down by his responsibility. He’s spent years trying to rebuild the reputation of his family. He’s known far and wide as an honorable, respectable man. Because of this, and because he’s a hot, wealthy duke to boot, women throw themselves at him constantly!

 

Sarah Osborne was raised in Ironwood Park, the duke’s main estate. As a child, she was brought into the house by the eccentric dowager duchess, who treated her nearly as affectionately as she treated her own children. Sarah loves Ironwood Park and now works as the head housemaid there.

 

Sarah has loved Simon afar from childhood, and they have always been friends. Yet Simon has hardly looked at her since they shared a passionate kiss a few years ago. Now, though, Simon’s mother, the dowager duchess, is missing, and Simon, Sarah, and the rest of his family must band together to find her. Simon doesn’t want to hurt Sarah or take advantage of her…but some forces of attraction are so strong, they can’t be denied.

 

 

MBA&M: What was your favorite scene to write and why?

 

JENNIFER: I loved writing the scene where Sarah goes to Gretna Green to get married…and not to Simon!

 

 

MBA&M: Ok, inquiring minds want to know….”The House of Trent” is going to be made into a TV series, who do you envision as the actors?

 

JENNIFER: I always imagine a young Rob Lowe as Simon and Zooey Deschanel as Sarah.

 

MBA&M: Now, let’s talk about secondary characters, who was your favorite, and will they have their own book soon?

 

JENNIFER: My favorite secondary character is definitely Simon’s younger brother, Lord Luke, who shows up in THE DUCHESS HUNT passed out drunk on Simon’s doorstep. He’s a bad boy to the core, and the next book in the series, THE ROGUE’S PROPOSAL, is his!

 

the duchess hunt 2MBA&M: Please tell how readers where they may connect with you and where to purchase “The Duchess hunt”?

 

JENNIFER: Website: http://www.jenniferhaymore.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jenniferhaymore-author

Twitter: @jenniferhaymore

 

You can find The Duchess Hunt in the US wherever ebooks and paperbacks are sold.

 

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/c2p74nm

Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/dxtw4xh

BAM!: http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781455523399

 

Jennifer, do you have anything else you would wish to add?

 

Thanks so much for having me!

You are always a welcome guest. We just love your stories! Keep them coming.

Thank you so much for spending time with us and our readers today!

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A BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jennifer Haymore grew up in California and on the Big Island of Hawaii. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Education from UCLA. Before she became a full-time writer she held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to playing bit roles in soap operas.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

For more information visit her website at: http://www.jenniferhaymore.com/

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~COMING SOON~

Book 1: THE DUCHESS HUNT
Grand Central Publishing ♦ June 25, 2013
ISBN-10: 1455523399 ♦ ISBN-13: 9781455523399
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THE DUKE’S DESIRE

Simon Hawkins, duke of Trent, is no stranger to scandal. Rumors and innuendo have darkened the House of Trent for decades, and it has fallen to Simon to restore his tattered family name. He lives by a strict code of honor, but when he is called home to investigate his mother’s disappearance, the distinguished duke will tangle with temptation. For there waits the only woman he has ever loved-and the last woman he should desire . . .

Sarah Osborne has spent her life dreaming of Simon’s touch. But dukes do not long for lady’s maids—or so Sarah believes, until a stolen kiss sparks a passion that could be her ultimate undoing. As the couple begins a forbidden romance, a cunning enemy plots to destroy the duke and everything he loves. Now, caught in a blackmailer’s web, Simon faces an agonizing choice: sacrifice his family’s future or break Sarah’s heart.

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the duchess hunt 2~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the author)

We are offering 2 lucky commenters a print copy of THE DUCHESS HUNT. Open to US and Canada residents only! Yes, 2 commenters have a chance to win a print copy of this title. Giveaway open from June 20 until July 5,2013.

GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY READING!

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~CHECK OUT~

“My Thoughts” on this title:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/06/18/review-the-duchess-hunt-by-jennifer-haymore/

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Please spread the word to your friends,family,neighbors and on your social networks!

This is a wonderful new series!

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