Spotlight and review: FOREVER MINE by Charlene Raddon

Today’s we are thrilled to spotlight…

{American historical romance}

CHARLENE RADDON

FOREVER MINE

BLURB…

THEIR LOVE WAS FATED…

A mail-order bride from Cincinnati, Ariah Scott had traveled all the way to Oregon to marry one man…only to lose her heart to another. What would become of her now? Ever since her father died at the hands of a vengeful relative, Ariah’s life had been shadowed by dark secrets. And now her forbidden desire for Bartholomew Noon filled her with uncertainty—and a secret longing that could never be fulfilled.

AND FORBIDDEN…

From the moment Bartholomew Noon saw Ariah standing alone in the Portland Station, the keeper of the Cape Meares Light was lost. Hopelessly in love with this angelic beauty who was fated to live beside him at the isolated lighthouse as another man’s wife, Bartholomew never dreamed that destiny would someday bring them together. Would Ariah truly be the woman he could cherish…forever?

  • Print Length: 383 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing (November 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NBK88W

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About the author…

Image of Charlene RaddonHello and welcome to my author page. Let me tell you a little about myself, as that seems to be the main purpose of this profile. Believe it or not, I began my fiction career in the third grade when I told my class that a little sister I never had died of a black widow bite. I also wrote books through my teen years, always about a girl whose mother mistreated her by making her wash dishes, sweep the floor… you get the idea. Never finished any of those stories. Many years later, a particularly vivid dream drove me to drag out a portable typewriter and go to work on my first novel. In 1990 my second completed book, Tender Touch, brought me a first place win in a writing contest and the following year became a Golden Heart Finalist. I have five romance novels set in the American West, published by Kensington, one, The Scent of Roses, under the pseudonym Rachel Summers. My books have placed or won other contests and one, Forever Mine, received a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award nomination. I’ve always loved the Old West and I believe my novels reflect that emotion through their depth and vividness. These days I am seeing my books re-edited and published as e-books, as well as working on a new story. I hope you try my books and love them.
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MY THOUGHTS:

FOREVER MINE by Charlene Raddon is a wonderful Americana Historical Romance set on the Oregon Coast at an lighthouse during the 1891.  “First published in 1995 by Kensington Books in paperback, and more recently released as an eBook by Tirgearr Publishing”.

A tender, sweet love story with very unlikely main characters, Ariah Scott and Bartholomew Noon.  Ariah is a mail order bride, but, for Bartholomew’s nephew. Can destiny, dark secrets and desire bring them together or tear them apart?

An emotional and very complex tale, which pulls the reader into the story. It does start out a bit slow, but picks up quickly. I enjoyed this unique take on romance, family and love. Also, loved the setting of a lighthouse on the coast. Yes, I enjoy lighthouses, and loved this setting and its surrounds.

The sensual scenes where real, emotional and natural, very tastefully done. Well written, with a few unforeseen twists and turns. A unique storyline, with unique characters and situations. I enjoyed how the author brought it all together to reach a satisfying ending.  An enjoyable and compelling read!

*Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or author*

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Mild

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

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LAUNCH DAY with #giveaway~HE’S SO FINE~ JILL SHALVIS…

LAUNCH DAY!
CONGRATULATIONS, JILL!!
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19162717Book Summary:
For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she’s rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she’s ever laid hands on.Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to “save” him. In fact, he’d like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He’s just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole’s heart, or will it be the end of Olivia’s days in little Lucky Harbor? 


Jill Shalvis author photo_longer length-1Jill’s Bio:

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

You can learn more about Jill at:
JillShalvis.com
Twitter @jillshalvis

Facebook.com/jillshalvis
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MY THOUGHTS:
IT’S IN HIS KISS by Jill Shalvis is an entertaining Contemporary Romance.  #10 Lucky Harbor Novel, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading the others in this series, especially, “Once in a Lifetime“.  Can one kiss last forever? You must read this tale to romance to find out the answer.
A fast paced tale that is warm, tender and light-hearted with familiar characters set in Lucky Harbor, Washington State.  Sam  Broady, a boatbuilder and investment genius, who just happens to be a sexy, hunky surfer meets, Becca Thorpe, who is escaping her city life. Love blossoms. But when her brother comes to town, trouble follows. A fun tale of romance, family and other possibilities. Sizzling heat is noted as well as a bit of suspense. Ms. Shalvis blends the right mixture of suspense, mystery and romance together to create an honest, tender love story. A wonderful read for any Contemporary Romance fan!
*Received for an honest review from the publisher*
Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: mild
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!!

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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~

(Sponsored by the publisher)

*Prized to be mailed directly from the publisher*

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*

GOOD LUCK!

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Release Blitz~ AN AMERICAN DUCHESS~SHARON PAGE

An American Duchess

Title: An American Duchess

Author: Sharon Page

Release Day!

About An American Duchess:

Set on a crumbling English manor estate during the height of the Roaring Twenties, an American duchess must decide how much she’s willing to risk for the life she truly desires…

It’s 1922, and New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father’s will to marry before she can access his fortune, Zoe arranges for a brief marriage to Sebastian Hazelton, whose aristocratic British family sorely needs a benefactor.

Once in England, her foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce proves more complicated than Zoe had anticipated. Nigel Hazelton, Duke of Langford and Sebastian’s older brother, is as austere and imposing as the family’s ancestral estate. Still reeling from the Great War, Nigel is now staging a one-man battle against a rapidly changing world—and the outspoken Zoe represents everything he’s fighting against.

When circumstances compel Zoe to marry Nigel rather than Sebastian, their heated quarrelling begets passion of another sort. But with Nigel unwilling to change with the times, will Zoe be forced to choose between her husband and her dreams?

 

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Available at:

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About Sharon Page:

Sharon PageNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Page sold her first book, an erotic romance novel A GENTLEMAN SEDUCED, in 2004. Since then, she has published more than 20 novels and novellas, both traditionally through NY publishers (Kensington, Random House, Harlequin), and on her own through self-publishing.

Sharon writes:
Historical romantic women’s fiction (AN AMERICAN DUCHESS)
Erotic historical romance (SIN, DEEPLY IN YOU)
Erotic paranormal romance (BLOOD RED, BLOOD CURSE)
Sensual historical romance (THE CLUB, ENGAGED IN SIN)
New adult contemporary erotic romance (The Yardley College Chronicles series).

Sharon’s books have won many awards including two RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Awards, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Award of Romance, and the Golden Quill. Sharon was nominated by RT Book Reviews in 2013 for Career Achievement in Erotic Romance.

She graduated with a degree in Industrial Design (School of Engineering) and worked for years in the structural engineering field. Married, with two children, Sharon now writes almost full time.

 

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