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New Release: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

 

She was in the wrong place...

Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers’ hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain’s bed…

He found her at the wrong time...

Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he’s stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he's stuck with her. 

Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?

 When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew’s secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart…?

 

 

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New Release: The Appeal of an Elusive Viscount by Hildie McQueen

 

The Appeal of an Elusive Viscount is a wonderful blend of happenstance, sensuality and humor.

Viscount William Torrington bends to his family’s wishes and agrees to spend the Christmas season in London society. Once he finds a woman to sire his children, he plans to marry her, get her with child and return to his country estate, alone. When William meets a young woman, who’s snuck into a gentleman’s club, she piques his interest enough to consider her as a possible wife. However, he wishes for a meek wife and she seems anything but.

After kissing a dark stranger in exchange for his silence, Clara Humphries tries her best to push the incident out of her mind. Her one wish for Christmas is for her sweet sister to find a good husband. Upon hearing a very eligible viscount is in London for the season, Clara decides that he would be a great match for her sister. Her plans go awry when it turns out to be the same person she kissed.

The appeal of the viscount is impossible to ignore, however Clara vows to fight becoming an abandoned wife. At the same time, William is having second thoughts about his solitary life plan.

This is a standalone story, part of Christmas Wishes project. 

 

Get your copy:

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New Release: O Christmas Knight by Em Petrova

 

Pick up a copy today and enjoy the holiday spirit.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HKLN3T1/

 

New Release: The Highlander's Hellion by Eliza Knight

 

Out today so get your copy from one of this fine booksellers:

 

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New Release: Wish Upon a Duke by Erica Ridley

 

Out today! Pick up your copy.

 

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New Release: Fated for the Duke by Christina McKnight

 

Part of the Enduring Legacy series. Pick up your copy today!!!!

 

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Cover Reveal: Faith by Andi Jaxon and AJ Alexander

 

Faith
Series: SEAL’ed #5
Andi Jaxon & AJ Alexander


Genre: Contemporary Romance/Military Romance


Release Date: December 12, 2018


Cover Designer: Sybil Wilson with Pop Kitty Design


Goodreads: http://bit.ly/SEALedBook5

 

Blurb:


Justin


I originally joined the Navy as an escape, to become more than a country farm boy. Being a Navy SEAL turned me into a man, but one without a life outside the military. I thought that was all I needed. Until everyone around began to find their Happily Ever Afters’. I realized my life was missing love, something I've been longing for. All it took was one simple letter from home to remind me that everything I ever needed was right there waiting for me.

 

Becca


Losing the love of your life before he was able to meet his child was the hardest thing I’d ever gone through. I tried to move on with my life, and find a new sense of normalcy with my daughter and myself. One simple holiday act of kindness has set my carefully choreographed life into a tailspin. I could never have guessed writing a simple letter to a deployed sailor would bring us to a place we can finally call ‘Home’ again.

Can these two trust in the things they can not see to find true happiness?

 

In the Series:
Honor (AVAILABLE NOW) http://smarturl.it/SEALed1


Love (AVAILABLE NOW) http://smarturl.it/SEALed2


Fate (AVAILABLE NOW) http://smarturl.it/SEALed3


Power (AVAILABLE NOW) http://smarturl.it/SEALed4

 

 

Andi Jaxon Bio:


Raised all over the country, I'm a interesting mix of East Coast meets West Coast with a little bit of Southern thrown in, just for good measure. I married a sexy man in uniform who let me spawn and am now raising a mutinous army of hell raisers that I created myself, all while he defends our country. I drink too much coffee until it's late enough to drink too much wine and am sexually frustrated for your freedom. If you see me online, I'm probably sitting in a closet, hiding from my kids.

 

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AJ Alexander Bio:


Fluent in sarcasm, Supernatural, and song lyrics, I like talking to people and finding what makes them tick, though that probably has to do with the Psychology degree. I’m up before the sun because my kids don’t sleep, chugging tea and coffee to keep my eyes open and my brain semi functional. Being married to a man in uniform means I’ve lived a lot of places, survived seeing my husband for half the amount of time I’ve been married, and spent a lot of time raising my kids alone.

 

I love to write messed up psychos with lots of angst, happily ever afters that have to be worked for. Women with sass and backbone, men with a twisted hero complex and the need to control are my favorite to read as well as write.

 

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Prequel, gritty story introducing at-risk youth.

Moments that Define Us - Amy McKinley

Short, quick read with a lot of angst. This introduction to characters to come in the Gray Ghost series gave a glimpse into their backgrounds without giving up everything. My heart felt for this group of at-risk youth, coming from such unhappy pasts, and I enjoyed how they wanted to be on the better side of things. I look forward to seeing how their futures play out. 

I received a copy of this story through AXP Elite Readers, and this is my unsolicited review.

Two people from different worlds find a friend in each other.

A Most Unsuitable Match - Julia Justiss

I enjoyed this story. Pru tried so hard to be what people expected in order to move beyond her family issues. I loved her determination to have a "normal" family but enjoyed when her wilder side came out, the need for freedom from censure. Johnnie chose a road unacceptable to most people, but Pru enjoyed his stories and adventures. The two played well to the true person inside, and I was glad to watch them move beyond expectations. I recommend this story.

I received an ARC of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

Preorder up!!! To Redeem a Highland Rake by Collette Cameron

 

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Release Blitz: Mr. December by Ann Roth

 

Mr. December
Heroes of Rogue Valley: Calendar Guys #10
Ann Roth
Genre: Contemporary Firefighter Romance
Release: November 15, 2018

 

Blurb:


Hurt by family betrayals, firefighter Liam Gibson doesn’t trust easily. The one time he let his guard down, photographer Grace Camry stole his heart. Liam intended to spend the rest of their lives together, until the unexpected death of Grace’s father changed everything. Although Liam still harbors feelings for Grace, when she walked away without an explanation she shattered his trust.

 

Dad wasn’t the man he seemed, and his lies and secrets almost destroyed Grace. Fearing the damage the truth would cause Liam, she ended the relationship. Yet she never stopped loving the firefighter with the big heart and amazing smile. Without him, her life seems colorless and empty.

 

Soon a holiday party for families in need will force them to work together and maintain a cordial front for the greater good. Will the past keep them apart, or will the magic of Christmas open their hearts to forgiveness and a new beginning?

 

 

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Author Bio:


Award-winning author Ann Roth has published over 30 novels, both through New York publishers and independently. For the latest contests, freebies, news and book publication dates, sign up for Ann's newsletter at http://www.annroth.net

 

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In the Series:


Mr. January
Mr. February
Mr. March
Mr. April
Mr. May
Mr. June
Mr. July
Mr. August
Mr. September
Mr. December


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Book Blast: House of Ashes by Loretta Marion

 

House of Ashes
by Loretta Marion

 

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GENRE: Mystery

((with paranormal/supernatural elements and whispers of romance))

 

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BLURB:


Thirty-seven-year-old painter Cassandra Mitchell is fourth-generation to live in the majestic Battersea Bluffs, a brooding Queen Anne home originally built by her great-grandparents, Percy and Celeste Mitchell, and still standing despite tragedies that have swept the generations. Local lore has it that there was a curse placed on the family and the house is haunted, though opinions are divided on whether it's by malicious or benevolent spirits. Cassie believes the latter―but now she stands to lose her beloved home to mounting debt and the machinations of her dream-weaving ex-husband.

 

Salvation seems to arrive when a nomadic young couple wanders onto the property with the promise of companionship and much-needed help―until they vanish without a trace, leaving behind no clue to their identities. Cassie is devastated, but determined to discover what's happened to the young couple...even as digging into their disappearance starts to uncover family secrets of her own. Despite warnings from her childhood friend, now the local Chief of Police―as well as an FBI agent who pushes the boundaries of professionalism―Cassie can't help following the trail of clues (and eerie signals from the old house itself) to unravel the mystery. But can she do so before her family's dark curse destroys everything in its path?

 

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EXCERPT:

 

Eighty years ago ~ Whale Rock, Massachusetts ~ Cape Cod Bay

Friday, December 13th

 

The fire bell was ringing, and someone yelled in through the tavern door, “There’s a fire up on the north end! Battersea Bluffs. We need all the hands we can get!”

 

“No, it can’t be,” Percy whispered. The Bluffs was his home. He leapt from the barstool and ran for the street, bumping into a stranger as he passed through the tavern door.

The man’s eyes were ominously familiar to him, but with more pressing concerns, there was no time to bring to memory why. He had to get home to Celeste.

 

It sickened him to see the flames as his Ford pickup rounded the top of Lavender Hill.

How hard he and Celeste had worked to build this house, a grand Victorian with a widow’s walk and a proud front porch facing out to sea. Fire trucks were already there, and men he’d known these many years were working hard to contain the blaze.

 

As he ran toward the house, it came to him who the stranger in the tavern had been, and later one of the firefighters would recount that Percy had screamed: “Damn that lighterman’s curse. Damn you to hell, Robert Toomey!” Nobody was quick enough to keep Percy Mitchell from entering the inferno. Moments later he emerged, his clothing and hair afire, carrying a charred human form. Any man would have been delirious from the pain, but as the firefighters looked on in shocked disbelief, Percy walked with a purposeful bearing and a swift gait toward the bluffs. A few men chased after their friend, but before anyone could stop him, Percy reached the ledge and cried out, “I am not finished!”

 

And then, with his already dead wife in his arms, he hurled them both into Cape Cod Bay.

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

A true bibliophile, Loretta Marion's affection for the written word began in childhood and followed her like a shadow throughout her life as she crafted award winning marketing and advertising copy and educational brochures. She then applied her writing skills as a volunteer, establishing a Legacy Story program for hospice patients, which inspired her to create her own fictional stories. Her debut novel, The Fool's Truth, was a twisty mystery with whispers of romance. Her newest novel, HOUSE OF ASHES – A Haunted Bluffs Mystery, is the first in a series published by Crooked Lane Books.

 

When not whipping out words on her laptop, she is traveling, enjoying outdoor pursuits, or is curled up with a delicious new book. Loretta lives in Rhode Island with her husband, Geoffrey, and their beloved Mr. Peabody, a sweet, devoted and amusing “Corgador”.

 

Website: https://www.LorettaMarion.com


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LorettaMarionAuthor


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/House-Ashes-Haunted-Bluffs-Mystery/dp/1683318439


Barnes&Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/house-of-ashes-loretta-marion/1128856330?ean=9781683318439#/


Books-A-Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/House-Ashes/Loretta-Marion/9781683318439


Indiebound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781683318439

 

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GIVEAWAY

 

Loretta Marion will be awarding a $50 mazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

Rafflecopter:

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f2829/

 

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Link to my review on Iron Canuck:

 

http://christinewoinich.booklikes.com/post/1808474/a-mysterious-disappearance-a-family-curse-a-tad-confusing-but-worth-the-read

 

A mysterious disappearance, a family curse, a tad confusing but worth the read.

House of Ashes - Loretta Marion

Ghosts, suicide, curse, disappearances, unanswered questions. This story had it all. Cassie loved where she lived, ghosts and family history included. It was great watching her grow stronger through the story. There were moments of confusion as the mystery unraveled, but I loved how Cassie stuck to her beliefs. I enjoy a good ghost story, and this kept me interested.

I heard about this book through Goddess Fish Promotions, and received an ARC of this story through Netgalley. This is my unsolicited review.

Steamy quick read. Love sees beyond twins.

Bad Kitty: A Steamy Halloween Romance - Taryn Quinn
Very quick read and very steamy. Nikki knew what she wanted, and I loved that she would go for it. Patrick wanted Nikki but was concerned about being confused for his twin. It was sweet when she teased him, but it was a nice ending.

This is my unsolicited review.
 
 

 

Two quick stories about family and dealing with the past.

Mistletoe in Mayhem - L. E. Rico

Christmas Chaos. This story is about Hennessy and Brian, and the planning of their wedding. I was glad when they began to take control of their lives. I enjoyed getting to know the others in this town and how they helped each other.
Baby Bedlam. Now Jameson and Scott find what they are looking for in the forever department. This included children. How they dealt with fears and the very real problems with pregnancy.
Both stories had their teary moments as well as a few laughs. This was the first book I have read by this author, and I am intrigued enough to go backward to read the first ones.

I received an ARC of this story through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

Book Blast: Some Men's Dreams by Eileen Dreyer

 

Some Men’s Dreams
by Eileen Dreyer

 

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

 

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BLURB:

 

SHE HAS NO TIME FOR LOVE

 

Dr. Gen Kendall has paid too high a price to let anything get in the way of her dream. In one month she’ll be a full-fledged doctor. She just has to impress her chief of staff, Dr. Jack O’Neill. She impresses him, all right. With one swing of a softball bat she puts him in his own hospital and changes both of their lives forever.

 

HE HAS NO TASTE FOR LOVE

 

A widower with a 12-year-old daughter, Jack hopes this move to Chicago will signal a new life for them both. He doesn’t plan on finding himself literally at the feet of one of the most compelling women he’s ever known. He certainly doesn’t expect her to turn his life upside down when she recognizes something in his daughter that could well break his heart. Is love enough to see them through, especially when it means that not just Jack but Gen must face the ghosts of their pasts to save his little girl?

 

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EXCERPT:

 

 

“Oh, God, I’ve killed my chief of staff,” she moaned, feeling for a pulse, praying for respiration. “And I haven’t even been introduced.”

 

He was ashen-colored and stone silent. He was, however, breathing. Gen could feel the flutter of air against her forearm as she reached to discover a heartily reassuring carotid pulse. His heart and lungs were working. Now they could only hope his brain was, too.

 

Gen barely noticed the people already jostling for position around her. She didn’t pay attention to the forest of cell phones raised in an effort to call 911. She didn’t attend to the babel of conflicting orders from the chief of every service except the two she needed most, trauma and neurosurgery.

 

“Pardon the cliche,” she said, already having been stepped on twice and losing enough light to keep her from checking Dr. O’Neill’s pupils. “But could you guys all move the hell back enough to give the man some damn air?”

 

There was a rustle, another stunned silence and a small “Oh.”

 

But a space cleared.

 

“Paramedics are on their way,” somebody said. “Don’t move him.”

 

No kidding, Gen thought to herself. I bet that guy’s a doctor.

 

“I just put him here,” she snapped, even though she knew better. “I’m not going to move him now.”

 

Somebody giggled, a high, scared sound. Gen thought she was going to throw up. Instead, she checked Dr. O’Neill’s pupils. Equal, round, reactive to light. Another good sign. His irises were blue-green, as translucent as the Caribbean on a summer morning. The kind of irises that would look just great smiling over wine and flowers.

 

What a waste.

 

Now Gen wanted to giggle too. This was just so absurd.

 

“What a perfect end to a perfect day,” she said with a sad shake of her head. “This should have been Lee.”

 

“I couldn’t agree more,” her patient muttered without opening his eyes. “And who is Lee that you would have preferred knocking him into the next time-and-space continuum instead of me?”

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

New York Times bestselling, RWA Hall of Fame author Eileen Dreyer has published 31 romance novels in most genres, 8 medical-forensic suspenses, and 10 short stories.

2018 sees Eileen enjoying critical acclaim for her foray into historical romance, the Drake’s Rakes series, which Eileen labels as Regency Romantic Adventure that follows a group of Regency aristocrats who are willing to sacrifice everything to keep their country safe. She is also working on her first non-fiction book, TRAVELS WITH DAVE, about a journey she's been taking with a friend's ashes.

 

A retired trauma nurse, Eileen lives in her native St. Louis with her husband, children, and large and noisy Irish family, of which she is the reluctant matriarch. She has animals but refuses to subject them to the limelight.

 

Website -- http://eileendreyer.com/


Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/EileenDreyer


Twitter --https://twitter.com/eileendreyer

 

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GIVEAWAY 

 

Eileen Dreyer will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

Rafflecopter:

 

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