SWEET WITH HEAT BLOG TOUR** ADDISON COLE + Giveaway + reviews

Two BRAND NEW Addison Cole sweet romance releases!

Sweet Love at Bayside (Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]

NEW RELEASE……..

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.

In Sweet Love at Bayside…
As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the rebellious half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.


Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.



About SWEET WITH HEAT novels…
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

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Sweet Love at Bayside (Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers Book 1) by [Cole, Addison]

 

NEW RELEASE……..

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone romance novels featuring fiercely loyal heroes and sassy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, and easy to relate to.

In Sweet Passions at Bayside…
When Emery Andrews’s best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who’s as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.

After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean’s ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he’ll have to bide his time.

When Emery finds a man in her kitchen the first morning she’s there, Dean doesn’t hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what’s right before her eyes-although that guy she’s got a date with might be a problem.



About SWEET WITH HEAT novels…
Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

Available to buy from …
Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Barnes and Noble KOBO iBooks GPlay Paperback

 

Also available in the Sweet with Heat: Bayside Summers Series

Sweet Love at Bayside

Sweet Passions at Bayside

Sweet Heat at Bayside (Releasing August 8th)

 Sweet Escape at Bayside (Releasing February 6th, 2019)

More from Addison Cole!

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Series

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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison is proud to be part of the Main Street Romance family, a partnership with bestselling authors Nancy Naigle, RaeAnne Thayne, and Chris Keniston, bringing sweet happy-ever-after love stories to the Main Street Romance community. Join them at www.MainStreetRomance.com ~ open 24/7 just for you.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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My thoughts

Sweet Love at Bayside by Addison Cole is a fun, flirty, sweet romance with a touch of heart. Well crafted, easy to read, a bit predictable but totally worth the time to read. A fun beach read with great  but flawed characters, who are feisty, flirty, fiercely loyal and an interesting and entertaining small  beach town romance, set in Cape Cod.  Loved everything about SWEET LOVE AT BAYSIDE. The author did an amazing job of convening the characters and the story to her readers. A must read beach romance.

“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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My thoughts on SWEET PASSIONS AT BAYSIDE by Addison Cole.  Book 2 in her amazing “Sweet Love Romance” series, but can be read as a stand alone.
What a wonderful new series, powerful  compelling and sweet romance with no harsh language or explicit love scenes.  What a delightful new series. Set against a beach backdrop, Bayside in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. While the characters are flawed are they easy to relate to and likable. The storyline is sweet, a bit predictable but totally entertaining and entertaining.  I absolutely adore the characters and the plot was simple fantastic.  Another great Beach romance where the reader can feel the breeze on their face and the heat of a blossoming romance in their heart. Another great read by the talented Addison Cole. 
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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INTRODUCING JESSIE BENNETT~~ Author of… Clean Short Read Historical Romance

INTRODUCING…..JESSIE BENNETT!

{AUTHOR OF CLEAN SHORT READ HISTORICAL}

Regency Romance: Thawing A Duke's Heart (Clean Short Read Historical Romance) (Faces of Love Series)Regency Romance: The Lady's Torn Heart (Clean Short Read Historical Romance) (Faces of Love Series)Regency Romance: A Brazen Lady and the Shunned Duke (Clean Short Read Historical Romance) (Faces of Love Series)Regency Romance: The Scarred Ladies (Clean Historical Romance) (The Chronicles of Loyalty Series)

**All are available on Amazon for $.99 and FREE on Kindle Unlimited**

(FACES OF LOVE, Book 1)

TRegency Romance: Thawing A Duke's Heart (Clean Short Read Historical Romance) (Faces of Love Series)hawing A Duke’s Heart – To protect the family honor, the Lady has to enter a marriage of convenience with a Duke that is aloof & cold and not interested in marriage. He thinks that the fairer sex only wanted to marry up the social classes. Will Lady Mary finally thaw the heart of the handsome Duke of Gaffton before it’s too late?

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MY THOUGHTS:

Thawing a Duke’s Heart by Jesse Bennett is a Clean Regency Romance. #1 in “Faces of Love” series, which promises to be an interesting series. It is a Novella.
Steady paced, well written, it is written in first person. The characters are engaging and even a bit flawed, but realistic. The storyline was interesting, not so unusual for the Regency era, but a sweet romp.

A bachelor Duke, Jacob Fitzroy, Duke of Gaffton, with a frozen heart meets Lady Mary Withington, a young lady who believes in love, even for nobility.
Can Mary unthaw and heal Grafton’s broken heart, before it’s too late for them both?
A sweet, clean romance that readers will find miminics life, with the many upsets, unpredictable downfalls, healing, and finding true love.
But can lust turn into real love?
Can Grafton and Mary remain true to themselves while following their own hearts?
The secondary characters are interesting as well with their many layers. “Thawing the Duke’s Heart” is a multiple faceted story, that entails many challenges on the road to finding a HEA. Pick up “Thawing the Duke’s Heart”, for a sweet, clean Regency Romance. An enjoyable read!
Received for an honest review from the author.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

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(Faces of Love, Book 2)

The Lady’s Torn Heart

Regency Romance: The Lady's Torn Heart (Clean Short Read Historical Romance) (Faces of Love Series)Can a Colonel with a broken heart, feeling as if he not destined to find true love, finally find happiness with the wayward Lady Julia Summers? Although he has watched from afar while she has been pursued by a man with no title, Colonel Henry Fitzsimmons has fallen in love with the beautiful woman, though he seems fated to remain solely her friend. Even when her heart is broken by the fortune-seeking Lord Patterson, Lady Julia must learn to love again, and it is Colonel Henry who must pick up the broken pieces if they are ever to have a chance at true love together. Together they must build a new life, find a fresh start, or Lady Julia may never find a way to help the Colonel overcome his tragic past.

Can the Colonel find a way to be a true friend when his heart’s desire is to become Lady Julia’s husband?

Will Lady Julia be able to mend her broken heart in time to find happily ever after before it’s too late?

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MY THOUGHTS:

Regency Romance: The Lady’s Torn Heart (Clean Short Read) by Jessie Bennett. Book 2 of the “Faces of Love” series, but can be read as a stand alone. A short story, only about 106 pages but packed full of dark secrets, second chances and first love.
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Fitzsimmons, a sad, but kind, and patient man, with a wounded heart.
Lady Julia Summers, finds herself drawn to Henry, but feels her heart belongs to another, Lord James Patterson, a Rogue, without a means of supporting Julia. But Julia wishes only for Henry’s friendship, offer comfort and to help heal his broken heart.
A heartwarming story of betrayal, a blossoming romance and second chances. But, will Julia and Henry find their HEA?
An enjoyable read, that is well written with well-developed characters, and a tenderness were the reader finds themselves captivated by this short story. Ms. Bennett did a great job of bringing the story to a satisfying conclusion with effeciency and skill. Readers of quick, clean Romance will enjoy this quint Regency Romance.
Received for an honest review.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

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(Faces of Love, Book 3)

A Brazen Lady For the Shunned Duke

Regency Romance: A Brazen Lady and the Shunned Duke (Clean Short Read Historical Romance) (Faces of Love Series)Can a handsome duke with a checkered past finally find true love in Lady Scarlett, a woman with a hefty dowry and a fiery personality?

Lord Edward, Duke of Kent, is everything most girls could want in a husband, handsome, titled, and with a bright future ahead of him. However, many of the ton also know that his past is checkered, with rumors of a stilted lover and an illegitimate child clouding his chance for a marriageable future with a noble girl. He has long since decided to marry only for love though, so their opinions matter little to him until he meets a beautiful woman named Scarlett, sister of the Duke of Bellingham, and is carried away by her brazen lack of propriety when it comes to society’s rules.

Lord Edward is willing to expose everything about his own past in order to marry the woman he loves, but must decide whether he’s willing to risk losing her heart when she knows the truth.

Can Duke of Kent expose his past and win the respect of the outspoken merchant’s daughter, or will the Duke of Bellingham’s own buffoon stepbrother be given the beautiful maiden’s hand in marriage instead?

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MY THOUGHTS:

A Brazen Lady for the Shunned Duke (Faces of Love) by Jessie Bennett is a quick Regency Romance. A Novella. While, Book 3 of the “Faces of Love” series, it can be read as a stand alone. A series of sweet, clean Regency Romances.

Meet, Lord Edward, Duke of Kent and the brazen Scarlett, sister of the Duke of Bellingham. She has a lack of propriety and cares even less for society’s rules.
Edward, is drawn to her Brazen ways. However, he has secrets that could destroy their blossoming romance. Edward has a checkered past, rumors of a stilted lover, and a illegitimate child, but will a manageable, noble young lady gamble on losing her heart on a Lord with such a past? Or will Edward finally lose his heart to the brazen Scarlett?

Steady paced romance with many twists and turns, well-developed characters and a captivating storyline.
Can a fiery spirited, Scarlett, who has a hefty dowry, find her prince in Edward, an Earl with a checkered past? Will they lose their HEA to outside forces? A must read, sweet Regency Romance. I enjoyed how Ms. Bennett brings together this story, with passion and romance. I look forward to more from Ms. Bennett. A quick summer read!
Received for an honest review.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

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(Chronicles of Loyalty, Book 1)

*Full length, 326 pages, for only $.99*

The Scarred Ladies

Regency Romance: The Scarred Ladies (Clean Historical Romance) (The Chronicles of Loyalty Series)What do a scarred marchioness, a laundress with a face-covering birthmark, a naval intelligence officer, a woman with dreams of grandeur, and three king’s guardsmen have in common?

Five friends, tied together by true love, duty, or friendship, begin a journey that will change the lives of everyone involved.

From the king to the pretty woman who does his laundry, no one is immune to the effects of the secret that will be revealed by a handsome naval intelligence officer and a member of the king’s own guard.

However, their lives drastically change again when the secret is revealed and the laundress must go on the run with a scarred marchioness hoping to find a place to be safe at last.

Finally, the two women face the biggest trial of their young lives when one of their closest friends is cruelly ripped away at a young age. Join Lady Nora, Loyalty, Nathan, Lady Mary, Alexander and Jerrico as they learn about life, love, and reality together—and in the process discover more than they ever wanted to know about death and betrayal.

Nathan is on a mission to protect one of the prince regent’s—soon to be the king’s—most valuable treasures, and his guard friends are also protecting a beautiful asset of the realm. However, each man must battle his own inner demons before it’s too late for love…and hope that they succeed in their missions, for to fail would be the end of them all.

Can Nathan and Ricardo protect the women they love and find a way to be together forever or watch as the Ladies are married off simply for protection and nobility?

Will Loyalty and Lady Nora finally find safety in the arms of the men they love or will they be forced to accept a marriage proposal in a remote location to stop the deadly attacks?

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My Thoughts:

Regency Romance: The Scarred Ladies (Clean Historical Romance) (The Chronicles of Loyalty Series)
by Jessie Bennett is a Clean Historical Romance.
“What do a scarred marchioness, a laundress with a face-covering birthmark, a naval intelligence officer, a woman with dreams of grandeur, and three king’s guardsmen have in common? Five friends, tied together by true love, duty, or friendship, begin a journey that will change the lives of everyone involved.”

Follow, Lady Nora, Loyalty, Nathan, Lady Mary, Alexander and Jerrico on a journey of love, and the reality of life, as they discover grief, death and betrayal.
Political intrigue, sacrifice, danger, betrayal, challenges, suspense and romance, makes for an exciting, captivating tale of five friends, who become caught in the intrigue of Kings and a battle for survival.
Lady Nora, and Loyalty, may be future Princess’ in line for the next Crown of the Realm. But someone wants them stopped, preferably by death. The King’s Guardsmen are determined to keep them safe at all cost, including their deaths, if necessary. Love blossoms but can they all stay alive long enough to find their HEA.

Well written with well-developed, strong, and engaging characters. A unique, intriguing and utterly comsuming epic romances. Ms. Bennett interweaves and blends each character’s story together to make an emotionally charged, and mesmerizing Romance. Ms. Bennett is a wonderful storyteller, who draws readers into her stories and holds them in awe. A fantastic romance with no cliff-hangers. Each character has their complete ending. Powerful, compelling and dangerously addictive. A great read! A sweet, clean romance!

*Personal buy*

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

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ABOUT JESSIE BENNETT…

Jessie BennettJessie Bennett is an obsessed romantic freak. She loves historical romance stories. Recently, she discovered another interest within the historical romance, which is Regency Romance stories. She wants to use her ideas, knowledge and interest of the regency era to spin out characters that readers wants to read. She aspires to be the next Jane Austen that combine grace, love, and simplicity to delight readers to find their happy endings.

She lives in Norfolk county, England most of the her time. When she’s not writing, you will find her walking down the countryside with her husband and her beloved dog.

@JessieBennettBooks

 



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BLOG TOUR~ COLORADO HOPE~ CHARLENE WHITMAN…with excerpt and review…

Colorado Hope Blog Tour

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Charlene Whitman

 

About the Author
Charlene Whitman spent many years living on Colorado’s Front Range. She grew up riding and raising horses, and loves to read, write, and hike the mountains. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins as an English major. She has two daughters and is married to George “Dix” Whitman, her love of thirty years. Colorado Hope is the second sweet Historical Western Romance novel in her Front Range series.

Her latest book is the sweet western historical romance, Colorado Hope.

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Colorado Hope 3About the Book:

1875 ~ Beset by a sudden spring storm on the Front Range, newlywed Grace Cunningham watches in horror as her husband, Monty, is swept downriver. Pregnant and despairing, she stumbles into Fort Collins and tries to make a life for herself, praying that one day the man she loves will walk into town and back into her life.

A year after Grace’s tragic loss, Monty enters the dress shop where she works—with a beautiful woman on his arm. Shocked that he has no recollection of her, Grace is determined to win back his heart. Somehow she must help him regain his memories and his buried love for her—and not just for her sake but for the sake of their infant son, Ben.

Monty, miserable in his marriage to a woman he hardly knows, is inexplicably drawn to Grace. Every time he’s near her, memories surface, but they are hazy and troubling. He’s torn between his vows and the desires of his heart, for he cannot stay away from Grace.

Grace’s hope is sparked when Monty starts recalling glimpses of his past. But when murderous outlaws come to town, she is thrust into grave danger. Monty risks his life to rescue her, only to face even greater perils in the treacherous mountains. Can she truly hang on to hope when she is about to lose all she loves?

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Colorado Hope 3Book Excerpt:
May 16, 1875

A fierce wind whipped Grace Ann Cunningham’s hair, yanking at the long strands and pulling them free from their pins. She squinted through the haze of the blustery day and stroked her bulging belly, trying to comfort her baby, who seemed just as agitated by the sudden storm.

Her back ached from sitting on the hard buckboard bench all these miles—much less comfortable than the plush sleeper car they’d enjoyed last week on the train from Illinois to Cheyenne.

She frowned at the dark roiling clouds that had moved in and quickly blotted out the sun.

What had been a pleasant uneventful morning was now turning into an ominous and unsettling afternoon on the open prairie.

Grace sucked in a breath as the baby again kicked her ribs in protest. Her sweet husband’s sun-browned face tightened in concern as he caught her gesture. He pulled on the reins of the two draft horses—sturdy ones they’d bought yesterday in Cheyenne. Surefooted, the seller had told them. And Monty knew his horses, so she trusted his purchase and assurance that they’d
haul them without incident to Fort Collins. But looking at her husband’s face now, seeing the subtle telltale signs indicating that he hadn’t expected this squall nor felt at ease about it, gave her pause. And her normally talkative husband had been too quiet this last hour, eyeing the sky and listening to the roar of the nearby river, as if hearing their complaints and trying to suss out
nature’s intentions.

“The baby all right, darlin’?” He scooted over on the buckboard seat to look her over, then took her hands in his.

Warmth from his gentle grip comforted her, but not as much as the love streaming from his adoring gaze.

“I think so,” she told him, then smiled as he laid his hand firmly on her belly.

Grace thanked the Lord in a silent prayer for this wonderful man who’d married her in a simple ceremony last September. All those years she’d lived with her doting aunt Eloisa in the boardinghouse back in Bloomington, she never imagined she’d be blessed with such happiness.

When Montgomery Cunningham had first stepped into the parlor to take a room before starting college at Wesleyan University, she’d been a shy, giggling girl of ten. Neither of them foresawthe love that would spark six years later when he showed up again unexpectedly, about to head west to explore and survey lands unknown.

Monty closed his eyes, his hand still on the baby in her womb. She imagined him communing with their baby, speaking to it the way he spoke to rivers, to trees, to the land he traversed by boat and on horseback and on foot. Something had happened to him when he returned from the Hayden Yellowstone Expedition. He had changed from boy to man, yes—but it was more than that. He had fallen in love with the West, and with rivers in particular. Although he’d studied geology in college with John Powell, water captured his heart, and he sought out trips that had him navigating whitewater. Nothing made his eyes sparkle more than talking about the way water moved and sang as it cascaded and carved the face of mountains and spilled into waiting valleys. Well, except the way he looked at her.

Monty may have loved rivers, but Grace knew he loved her more. So much more, for he gladly gave up his exploring to settle down and marry and start a family. Although, Grace thought moving to the new town of Fort Collins, Colorado, was adventure enough. She hoped he’d come to see it that way as well and not be into the wild.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

COLORADO HOPE by Charlene Whitman is an exciting Historical Western Romance. #2 in “Front Range” series, but can be read as a stand alone, set in 1875, Fort Collins, Colorado. See, “Colorado Promise”.

Grace Cunningham, suddenly finds herself alone, and pregnant after watching her beloved husband,  Montgomery Cunningham, swept away in a flash flood. A year later, enter Monty walks into Fort Collins, with another woman on his arm. A beautiful woman named Stella, at that, who claims to be his fiance.   Grace is determined to help Monty find his lost memories of their time together, and their love, not just for herself, but for their infant son, Ben, as well.

Filled with loss, grief, outlaws, dangers, mystery, suspense, challenges of the wild Colorado territory, and a journey of love. “Colorado Hope” is a heart- wrenching tale of love and loss. But it is also heart warming, where love is put to the test, danger lurks around the bend and the characters are faced with challenges everyday. Can love re-surface, after a year? Please, pick up “COLORADO HOPE” to find out how Grace and Monty, and their infant son, Ben, come to grips with the life they once had, the dangers that lurks and challenges they face.   A sweet Western Historical Romance, which is fast paced and drama filled with danger and challenges. Well done! I can’t wait to read the next installment.

*Received for an honest review*

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Sweet

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

 

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TODAY’S GUEST: AMANDA FORRESTER~A WINTER WEDDING~ with #Giveaway and review

Please help us welcome today’s guest….

AMANDA FORRESTER

{A WINTER WEDDING}

WELCOME, AMANDA!!

a winter wedding

AmandaForester-1MBA&M: Please tell our readers a bit about yourself?

I have a PhD in psychology and worked many years in academia before discovering that writing historical romance was way more fun. Whether in the rugged Highlands of medieval Scotland or the decadent ballrooms of Regency England, I enjoy stories that are fast-paced adventures, filled with wit, intrigue, and romance. When I’m not writing, I enjoy camping, scrapbooking, eating chocolate, and flying on zip-lines (ok, I did it once but I thought I needed to sound more exciting).

MBA&M: What is the allure of historical romance with intrigue, wit and romance?

I enjoy writing the types of books I would like to read. Don’t you love books that make you laugh, give you an adventure, and make you fall in love? I do! In A Winter Wedding, Miss Penelope Rose, the notorious Madame X, exclusive matchmaker to London’s elite, has made a modest fortune creating love matches for everyone but herself. Her toughest client yet, the Duke of Marchford, has commissioned her to find him a bride, but he is more interested in tracking down a spy than in interviewing potential mates. Marchford is willing to do anything to find that spy, including announcing an impromptu engagement to force Penelope to stay close and help him catch the traitor. When Penelope refuses to play along, Marchford takes to wooing her to stay, including embracing that most perilous of holidays–Christmas! As Penelope and Marchford work together to uncover a deadly plot, they find falling in love is the most dangerous adventure of all.

MBA&M: What is next for you as a writer?

My next release, The Highlander’s Bride, will travel back to the 14th Century to check in on Sir Gavin, who was left behind in France in my last Scottish medieval novel (True Highland Spirit). Sir Gavin has agreed to escort the beautiful Lady Marie Colette to meet her affianced husband in Scotland. Needless to say, things don’t quite go according to plan.
Back in the Regency, in A Winter Wedding there was one lady for whom Penelope could not make a match. Lady Kate was a hardened case, so naturally I had to take her on myself and I am currently writing her tale. She has been giving me trouble and protesting quite a bit, but I have a few surprises for her. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll be forced to trap her into marriage. It’s for her own good!

MBA&M: What inspired you to write about England, traitors, matchmaking and romance?

The months leading up to the passage of the Regency Act in 1811, which officially gave the Prince of Wales the control of the government in lieu of his ailing father, King George, were quite tumultuous. The King was clearly no longer able to rule but even to discuss this matter might be seen as treasonous. The war with France raged on, and Napoleon was looking supremely confident in his march across Europe. Nothing makes a better backdrop for romance than a little adventure and international intrigue!

MBA&M: Why write a romance during this era?

Ever since I read Pride and Prejudice in junior high I have loved the Regency time period. It is a wonderful time in history with great political turmoil, high manners and societal rules, and a great wardrobe! I would love to sweep across a ballroom floor in a sumptuous Regency gown! If I had a time machine, I would definitely travel to the Regency and enjoy learning how they really lived.

Reader Question: If you had a time machine, where would you go?

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Read more about Penelope and Marchford, in A Winter Wedding now available. To get you started in the series, the first book in the trilogy, Wedding in Springtime is being offered FREE for a limited time, and Midsummer Bride is currently only $1.99.

AmandaForester-1About the author…

Amanda loves to hear from readers so visit her at her website, facebook, or twitter.

Amanda Forester holds a Ph.D. in psychology and worked for many years in academia before discovering that writing historical romance novels was decidedly more fun. Whether in the Highland hills or a Regency ballroom, Forester’s critically acclaimed novels offer fast-paced adventures filled with wit, intrigue, and romance. She lives with her supportive husband and naturally brilliant children in the Pacific Northwest.Visit her at www.amandaforester.com.

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a winter weddingAbout the book…

This adventurous duke…
The Duke of Marchford requires a suitable bride, but catching spies for the Foreign Office takes up most of his time. Not wanting to face another London season as an eligible man, he employs the notorious Madame X to find him a match.
Has met his match
Miss Penelope Rose knows the rules of marriage among members of the ton better than most. Her own unsuccessful attempts at matrimony did not stop her from becoming London’s most exclusive matchmaker. Marchford proves to be a difficult client, but as he draws on her social expertise to help him flush out a dangerous traitor, they find that falling in love may be the riskiest adventure of all.

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a winter weddingMY THOUGHTS:

A WINTER WEDDING by Amanda Forrester is an intriguing Regency Historical Romance set in 1810. # 3 in the “Marriage Mart” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Filled with adventure, romance, traitors, matchmaking,spies and passion.

An arrogant Duke and a gutsy companion found more than they bargain for, in “A Winter Wedding”, but not more than they can handle, including a bit of fun. I enjoyed this series. While, it is faith based, it is not “preachy”, but filled with energy, romance, and yes, passion.

Another light-hearted, witty, delicious romp through England, with a spy or two, twists and turns, any reader is sure to delight in reading.

What a delightful series,this has been. I look forward to the next grand adventure. It was great to see how Penelope Rose and James Lockton, the Duke of Marchford story comes together and ends. A must read!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: SWEET

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More



a winter wedding~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

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Thanks to Amelia/Sourcebooks, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a print copy of A WINTER WEDDING by Amanda Forrester.


Open to U.S. and Canada residents only!

**You MUST answer the above question (Reader question) in order to be eligible**

*Giveaway will run from September 30 until October 7, 2014*

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~SPOTLIGHT,EXCERPT AND GIVEAWAY~ CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE BY MOLLY CANNON

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CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE

MOLLY CANNON

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455515760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455515769
June 25, 2013
*Amazon*

Here comes trouble…

Etta Green kissed Everson, Texas, goodbye years ago. A big city chef, she intends to return only long enough to settle her beloved grandmother’s estate and then hightail it back to Chicago. But Grammy Hazel had other plans. In her will, she left Etta part-ownership of a B&B that’s about to go bankrupt before it even opens. And what’s worse–Etta’s partner is Donny Joe Ledbetter, a handsome devil with some serious bad boy charm. Growing up, Donny Joe didn’t give Etta a second glance. Now, she’s got his whole attention.

A far cry from the shy bookworm he once knew, sexy, spirited Etta Green is nothing but trouble. Yet Donny Joe decides to play nice. After all, the quicker they open the B&B, the faster this exasperating–and irresistible–woman will be on her way. Donny Joe has never been a one-woman kind of man. But one crazy little moment of unforgettable desire may change his mind–if he can convince Etta to stay for good…

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EXCERPT:*From the publisher*

DonnyJoeLedbetterhatedfunerals.

He huddled in his thin black suit coat as an uncommonly bitter wind whipped through Everson Memorial Gardensandbatteredthemournerswhodgatheredgraveside to pay their respects to the dearly departed Hazel Green. Miz Hazel, as she was known by one and all, had livedacolorfullifeandhaddiedtoosoonatthefriskyage ofsixtyeight.

Amenandblesshersoul.

ShewouldbemissedbythegoodfolksinEverson, includingDonnyJoe.Shedbeenhisnextdoorneighbor, agrandmotherfigure ofsorts,aneverendingsourceof unsolicited advicesome good, some bad. And of late, hisbusinesspartner.

He didnt treat her passing lightly, so when he was asked to be a pallbearer he agreed without hesitation. He had a real affection for the old girl. Too bad he couldnt sayhefeltthesameabouthergranddaughter.

HelethisgazetraveloverEttaGreen.Shehadsteamed backinto Everson a few daysago to takecare ofthe funeralarrangementsforhergrandmother,butgriefcould only go sofarin excusinghersurlyattitude.Notthathed had any direct encounters with her, but it hadnt taken long for word to spread via the town grapevine that shed bulldozed everyone in her path. Out of the respect people had for Miz Hazel, shed gotten away with it. Now she perched on one of the spindly chairs set up for the family infrontof thecasket,hersmallfireplugofabodyvibratingwithdefianceandanger.

Whatapieceofwork.

Hetookinherface,griefclearlyetchedineveryfeature while the howling wind tossed her short dark brown hair aroundherheadinalldirections.Dressedallinblack,her fistswereclenchedtightlyinherlapasifitwereallshe could do not to shake them at the heavens for taking her beloved Grammy away too soon. Her pointy highheeled blackpumpstappedoutanervousrhythmonthedrywinter grass, suggesting she might kick the shins of the first person who dared express any hint of sympathy. Donny Joeplannedtokeephisdistance.

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A BIT ABOUT MOLLY CANNON:

 

Molly lives a charmed life in Texas with her husband, Mr. Wonderful and her extremely large cat Nelson. When she’s not writing, she spends her days reading, taking dance classes with MW, and watching every kind of sporting event imaginable. Molly has three grown children, all married to terrific people and two wonderful grandchildren. Life is good!

 

 For more information visit her website: http://mollycannon.com/

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks,to Marissa at Grand Central Publishing, we are offering 2 print copies of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”. 2 winners, 1 copy each. Giveaway will run from June 29 until July6,2013.

*Tell us a crazy little thing you did for love,inquiring minds what to you*

THANKS EVERYONE AND GOOD LUCK!

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For “My Thoughts” on this title visit at:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/06/25/crazy-little-thing-called-love-by-molly-cannon/

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