The Return of the Disappearing Duke by Lara Temple @laratemple1 @MillsandBoon @rararesources #bookexcerpt #regencyromance #giveaway

The Return Cover Disappearing Duke

The Return of the Disappearing Duke written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Book Blurb

A scarred mercenary…Or the Disappearing Duke of Greybourne?

Rafe has spent years running from his true identity. He’s a lone wolf, living far from aristocratic England and his violent father. Then unconventional Cleopatra Osbourne requests his protection as she crosses the Egyptian desert. In Cleo he discovers a fellow outcast—and a fierce desire! Cleo must return to London, and here lies Rafe’s dilemma—because following his heart means claiming the title he’s avoided for so long!

Purchase Links

Amazon: http://mybook.to/RafeDuke

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Bookbub: https://bit.ly/RafeBookbub

The Return of the Disappearing Duke

I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push celebrating and promoting the launch of Lara Temple’s latest novel: The Return of the Disappearing Duke.  I have the pleasure of sharing an excerpt.

Rafe and Cleo have made it safely out of Egypt on a smuggler’s ship only to find themselves caught in an Atlantic storm which forces them to make the best of Cleo’s cabin…

Any moment now and the Captain’s prediction about them becoming a treat for the fish might very well come to pass. She clung to the polished wood, her heart slamming far faster and more brutally than the shrieks of wind and raging waves.

But her mind was amazingly quiet and clear. All she could think was—she did not want to die and she did not want Rafe to die.

She wanted him here, with her.

The door slammed open and something between a squawk and a shriek burst from her, but it wasn’t the ship being torn apart. Rafe stood braced in the doorway as the ship rolled back. His hair and face were slick with rain and the coat he was shrugging off fell with a wet thump to the floor.

I’ve conjured him, she thought. Her relief was so great it took quite a bit of restraint and common sense not to abandon her grip and throw herself at him precisely like a Haymarket heroine.

The ship gave another mighty effort to shake her off. She lost her hold on the shelf, but managed to grab one of the solid chairs that was grinding sluggishly back and forth across the floor, dragging her as she clung to it.

Rafe came towards her, using the shelves as anchors.

‘Stop dancing like a drunken goat and sit down.’

‘I am trying! It’s impossible to stay still.’

She was beginning to feel queasy. She couldn’t remember suffering from seasickness before, but there was a first time for everything. Her first relief at his entry was dissipating fast. It was bad enough she must look like a fright in the oversized nightshirt; casting up her accounts in front of him would add injury to injury.

‘I am perfectly fine. Go away,’ she said, trying not to sound desperate.

‘No. Not while you’re rolling around like a billiard ball.’

‘I’ll sit down.’ She aimed for the seat and promptly fell to the floor as the boat went the other way. The blow to her bottom was so sharp she lost her breath and sat gasping.

He helped her to her feet, planting his feet wide against the roll.

‘Come, sit.’

‘I think I am safer on the floor.’

He laughed, tucking her against him.

‘You’ll roll around the floor like a loose cannon, Queenie. Come.’

To her surprise he sat at the end of the bed and propped his boots against the cupboard. Before she could understand what he was doing he used the roll of the ship to pull her off her feet and on to his lap. His arm curved about her waist, his hand on her hip, flexing as he held her through the particularly enthusiastic roll.

‘See? Nice and snug. We roll with the ship, rather than try to battle it. You can’t win that one, sweetheart.’ His voice was a rumbling purr against her side and his breath warm on her temple.

His warmth radiated through the thin, damp cotton of their shirts and her hands began tingling at the memory of sliding her hands over his chest in the bathhouse. How his muscles had hardened under her touch, bunching and flexing in that strange dance of invitation and rejection. Her hand was so close to his waist, a simple tug could separate shirt from trouser and…

The ship gave another leap and dip and she grabbed at his shirt.

‘Ouch. Watch your nails, hellion.’

‘You’ve been stabbed more times than a roast ham. I hardly think my nails will have an impact on you.’

‘God, you’d be surprised.’ There was a laugh in his voice, but also a rawness, and she leaned back a little to look at him.

He was half smiling, but there was tension there and demons in his eyes.

She released his shirt, gently rubbing the spot she’d abused, still watching him.

His pupils widened, turning storm into thundery dusk, and under her thigh she felt him harden. It was definite, immediate, and so was her response.

All fear of the storm, the queasiness and embarrassment just…evaporated. Her body shimmered with heat, expanded and woke into awareness of every point of contact, of the tingling warmth between her legs, of the need to do something…

Oh, lord, she was in trouble.

Author Bio –

The Return AuthorLara Temple writes strong and sensual Regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. She lives with her husband, two children, and one very fluffy dog and they are all very understanding about her taking over the kitchen table so she can look out over the garden as she writes and dreams up her Happy Ever Afters.

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Twitter: @laratemple1

Website: www.laratemple.com

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Lilian and the Irresistible Duke by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #HistoricalRomance #bookreview

Lilian and the Irresistible Duke

Lilian and the Irresistible Duke written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith and amazon.  The book can also be purchased direct from Mills & Boon website.

To buy links:

Lilian And The Irresistible Duke (Mills & Boon Historical) (Secrets of a Victorian Household, Book 4)

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Book Blurb

A reunion in Rome…Sparks an affair to remember!
Responsible widow Lilian Fairclough is persuaded to travel to Rome for a hard-earned break and to let down her hair! She’s surprised to be reunited with passionate, cynical Italian duke, Pietro Venturi. He reawakens her sensual side and intrigues her with glimpses of pain beneath his rakish surface. Enticed into a secret and temporary affair – what will happen once she returns home?

Lilian and the Irresistible Duke

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes

Ohh I was totally swept away with this story by Virginia Heath, it was utterly sublime and I didn’t want it to end; a beautiful romance taking the characters on a journey of self-discovery and of new beginnings. Virginia Heath has written with such intricate detail with this novel I felt myself totally transported to Rome viewing for the first time the splendour and the majestic sights of the city just like our leading lady, Lilian. I was mesmerised by the atmospheric words then the beauty of the developing friendship between two people who were almost strangers but the love of the arts helped cement a blossoming alliance. A friendship that has had to overcome different cultures and beliefs and the grief of the past.

This is the first romance the author has written with the leading lady and gent being of a more mature age and it’s also her first romance were the leading gent is a sexy, charismatic, debonair Italian. It was refreshing to read a romance with characters facing different milestones and concerns in their lives than those of a younger generation; the characters had lived and lost and were learning to love again.

The book is one of a four part series of individual stories written by four different historical romance authors. The stories are all centred around a Victorian household. I’ve not read any of the other stories in the series but now I’ve met Lilian, the mother and matriarch of the family I’m keen to see how life for Lilian’s children faired.

A gorgeous, refreshing historical romance about letting yourself be you again. It was beautifully atmospheric, sexy and full of desire.

About the Author

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

Social Media Links –
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Twitter: @VirginiaHeath_
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/virginiaheathwrites/

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Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke @NicoleLockeNews @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks @rararesources #HistoricalRomance #blogtour #bookreview #giveaway

 

Lochmore Legacy book 4

Secrets of a Highland Warrior written by Nicole Locke, publisher Mills & Boon, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-Highland-Warrior-Historical-Lochmore-ebook/dp/B07L6SY32Y
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Secrets Of A Highland Warrior (Mills & Boon Historical) (The Lochmore Legacy, Book 4)
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https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-of-a-highland-warrior-nicole-locke/1129995983?ean=9781335635242

Book Blurb

The key to his past…

…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the mini blog blitz celebrating and promoting Nicole Locke’s latest historical romance novel: Secrets of a Highland Warrior.  I reviewed this novel on my blog back in June so I’m excited to share it again with the blog blitz.

Secrets of a Highland Warrior is book four in the unique Scottish Highland historical romance series that is written by four different authors set in the same Scottish Highlands but in four different time periods. If you’ve never read any historical romance before this series would be a good starting point with it visiting different periods of time; you can then decide which period you prefer or if like me you’ve discovered a new era and have fallen in love with new historical time zones.

I would strongly recommend reading the books in the order they were published as you can then get a sense of the storyline, the secrets, the mystery and the rugged landscape.  The books in the series are :

His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston
Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple
A Runaway Bride for the Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes
Secrets of a Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke

Secrets of a Highland Warrior is my first introduction to the work of Nicole Locke and her writing style drew me into a tale full of secrets, deceit, danger and love in the Scottish hills in the year of 1293.

The landscape of the highlands was strategically owned by different clans and the Chief of Clans were very protective of their land. However, when the King had granted some of the adjoining land to the Lochmore estate it was to cause a change of events for the future for many. As this adjoining land was currently owned by the McCleish clan and they were not to give up the land too easy.

Rory, son of the Chief of the Lochmore clan, was on his way to claim this new land. With his best friend Paiden and a few of his clansmen, he anticipated a fight would be forthcoming. What he didn’t anticipate was the daughter of the Tanish of the McCleish clan being part of the bargain.

Ailsa was the healer for the McCleish clan and was currently treating Hamish, Chief of the McCleish clan, who was gravely ill. Ailsa had been trained well by her predecessor and had been privy to secrets, which at first Ailsa thought were folklore between clans but when she meets Rory and notices certain traits about him Ailsa begins to wonder whether the words she heard in secret were actually true.

When danger reaches Rory’s party a race against time to save lives is at stake and Rory has to put his trust in someone he has only just met and that they are from an opposing clan.

With age old secrets and bitter feuds between clansmen slowly revealing themselves Nicole Locke has given us an historical mystery that is soon filled with a chemistry that sparks between opposing clans folk.

I have completely fallen in love with The Lochmore Legacy series with each story unearthing new facts surrounding mysteries of long ago with a clash of clans and a clash of hearts within each instalment. The epilogue rounds off the series beautifully which left me feeling quite emotional and bereft. Hats off to all four authors for a great concept for a historical romance series.

About the Author
Nicole is the author of Harlequin’s #LoversandLegends series and co-author of the #LochmoreLegacy series. Currently, she lives in Seattle and can be reached via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. If you don’t hear from her, she’s eating Haribos and drinking copious amounts of tea while frantically trying to find a happily ever after.

Social Media Links –
https://www.instagram.com/nicolelockeauthor
https://www.facebook.com/NicoleLockeAuthor
https://twitter.com/NicoleLockeNews

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Lochmore Legacy book 4

Secrets of a Highland Warrior written by Nicole Locke, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2NeZ38Q

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith and amazon.  It can also be purchased direct from Mills & Boon website: https://www.millsandboon.co.uk/p58025/secrets-of-a-highland-warrior.htm

Book Blurb

The key to his past…
…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?

scottish highland castle

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

Secrets of a Highland Warrior is book four in the unique Scottish Highland historical romance series that is written by four different authors set in the same Scottish Highlands but in four different time periods.  If you’ve never read any historical romance before this series would be a good starting point with it visiting different periods of time; you can then decide which period you prefer or if like me you’ve discovered a new era and have fallen in love with new historical time zones.

I would strongly recommend reading the books in the order they were published as you can then get a sense of the storyline, the secrets, the mystery and the rugged landscape.

The books in the series are (my reviews are available by clicking the title of the book):

Secrets of a Highland Warrior is my first introduction to the work of Nicole Locke and her writing style drew me into a tale full of secrets, deceit, danger and love in the Scottish hills in the year of 1293.

The landscape of the highlands was strategically owned by different clans and the Chief of Clans were very protective of their land.  However, when the King had granted some of the adjoining land to the Lochmore estate it was to cause a change of events for the future for many.  As this adjoining land was currently owned by the McCleish clan and they were not to give up the land too easy.

Rory, son of the Chief of the Lochmore clan, was on his way to claim this new land.  With his best friend Paiden and a few of his clansmen, he anticipated a fight would be forthcoming.  What he didn’t anticipate was the daughter of the Tanish of the McCleish clan being part of the bargain.

Ailsa was the healer for the McCleish clan and was currently treating Hamish, Chief of the McCleish clan, who was gravely ill.  Ailsa had been trained well by her predecessor and had been privy to secrets, which at first Ailsa thought were folklore between clans but when she meets Rory and notices certain traits about him Ailsa begins to wonder whether the words she heard in secret were actually true.

When danger reaches Rory’s party a race against time to save lives is at stake and Rory has to put his trust in someone he has only just met and that they are from an opposing clan.

With age old secrets and bitter feuds between clansmen slowly revealing themselves Nicole Locke has given us an historical mystery that is soon filled with a chemistry that sparks between opposing clans folk.

I have completely fallen in love with The Lochmore Legacy series with each story unearthing new facts surrounding mysteries of long ago with a clash of clans and a clash of hearts within each instalment.  The epilogue rounds off the series beautifully which left me feeling quite emotional and bereft.  Hats off to all four authors for a great concept for a historical romance series.

About the Author

Nicole first discovered romance novels hidden in her grandmother’s closet. Convinced hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural she should start writing them (but now not so secretly).

Website: https://www.nicolelocke.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NicoleLockeNews

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

The Disgraceful Lord Gray by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #bookreview #RegencyRomance #MillsandBoon #TheKingsElite #HistFic

 

The Disgraceful Lord Gray UK

The Disgraceful Lord Gray written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, amazon and direct from the Mills and Boon website.

To buy link (Mills & Boon UK): https://bit.ly/2OtePtW

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Book Blurb

A spy on a mission…Until he meets this heiress!
Miss Theodora Cranford’s learned to keep her impetuous nature locked away. She won’t be deceived by another man who can’t see past her fortune. She wants an honourable, sensible sort – not a self-assured scoundrel like her new neighbour, Lord Gray. Although she’s sure there’s more to him than meets the eye… But after that first captivating kiss, she’s certainly left wanting more!

The Disgraceful Lord Gray

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push for Virginia Heath’s latest novel: The Disgraceful Lord Gray.

Virginia Heath has become one of my favourite Regency romance authors. She has a winning style with her novels and that is of creating characters that are humble, have a vulnerability about them, strong willed women, ruggedly handsome men but most of all she creates the perfect duo act. With The Disgraceful Lord Gray our duo is Lord Graham (Gray) Chadwick, one of The King’s Elite secret agents and Miss Thea Cranford, a wealthy heiress and niece to one of the latest suspects in the smuggling ring.

Lord Gray had fled his home and his shattered heart ten years ago, he was betrayed by his family and found solace gambling and then working for the Merchant Navy, this then led to working for the King and country as one of a secret group of men protecting the country. Gray’s latest assignment was to infiltrate the Boss of the smuggling ring that had brought treason, danger and death to the shores of England. His mission was to gain more information about Viscount Gislingham who resided in a country house in Sussex. Intelligence had been received that Gislingham was involved in the smuggling.

With reconnaissance set up in a neighbouring country house Lord Gray and his superior Lord Fennimore were playing the part of country gents perfectly, so perfectly that Gray stumbles across the Viscount’s niece, Thea Cranford. His first thought was that Thea would be a great opening to gain access to her Uncle. But this instant reaction to Thea shook him, she was like a vision with striking auburn locks that were wild and difficult to tame, which he later found out was very similar to the young lady herself. Gray had left matters of the heart with his shattered pieces ten years ago so to feel his heart thumping that little bit more when he first meets Thea he is unsure of his next move however, he does realise he has a job to do and nothing must get in his way.

However, the author Virginia Heath, has snook in an adorable character in this story. Trefor is a gorgeous black labrador that is playful and loving and is always by his master’s side, Lord Gray, until Thea appeared and Trefor then transfers his love and adoration to her much to Gray’s disgust!

I absolutely loved Gray and Thea’s double act there was plenty of sparring and playful, flirtatious banter but there was also alot of mutual understanding of heartaches. Virginia Heath has given us another great instalment in The King’s Elite series, I’ve been enthralled with the drama, the secrecy, the camaraderie between the men and the dalliances with the women. There is always an underlying warmth with Virginia Heath’s novels which rounds off the stories perfectly.

About the Author 
When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Fortunately, the lovely people at Harlequin Mills & Boon took pity on her and decided to publish her romances, but it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

Social Media Links –
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http://www.twitter.com/VirginiaHeath_
https://www.virginiaheathromance.com/

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His Convenient Highland Wedding (The Lochmore Legacy, Book 1) by Janice Preston @JaniceGPreston @MillsandBoon #historicalromance #LochmoreLegacy

 

HIs convenient HIghland Wedding

His Convenient Highland Wedding (The Lochmore Legacy, Book 1) written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available in ebook and paperback format from Thursday 21st March 2019.

To pre-order/buy link (amazon UK): https://amzn.to/2TJvQ8X

To buy direct from Mills & Boon: https://bit.ly/2Hte8Qn

Book Blurb

Bought by her husband…
Bound by secrets of their past!
The start of The Lochmore Legacy – A Scottish castle through the ages! Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once, now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but low born Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long…?

scottish highland castle

What is The Lochmore Legacy series?

The Lochmore Legacy is a captivating 4 book series with a difference; it’s four individual stories written by four top-selling Mills & Boon historical authors: Janice Preston, Lara Temple, Elisabeth Hobbes and Nicole Locke.  The stories are standalone novels but are linked by the setting of a castle in the Scottish Highlands and by a feud between two clans that has spanned centuries. 

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

Book 1: His Convenient Highland Wedding by Janice Preston starts in 1841 in Castle McCrief were twelve year old Flora, one of the Earl’s daughters is feeling abit miffed with her father’s attitude towards her.  Flora is a high spirited young girl and is full of ideas to help with the upkeep of the castle that is rapidly eating up the family’s wealth.  Her suggestions have been rebuked so many times she feels dispirited.  With her temper still seething Flora goes off for a wander in the castle to work off her steam but during this time she makes a startling discover that frightens her to her core.

Seven years on and the discovery that Flora found still leaves Flora with a chilled fear and questions she’s been afraid to ask.  But now the castle is in bad disrepair and her father has virtually sold her off to a stranger and she is set to marry a wealthy gentleman.  A man she’s never seen or heard of before but his money is good for the family home.

Lachlan McNeill is a ruggedly handsome man that has worked hard the last few years earning his wealth.  He’s now bought himself a castle, a distillery and now a wife.  His life is looking almost complete but there’s a hidden sorrow within Lachlan that he’s desperate to remedy.  Life in the past was very difficult for Lachlan and his family and a tragedy has left him with a guilt he’s struggling to overcome.  Outwardly Lachlan looks the perfect husband but he’s so overcome with the strain from the emotions brought on by his past that it’s placing a barrier against any future happiness with his wife.

I loved this story set in the Scottish Highlands, Janice Preston described the setting perfectly and you could feel a sense of ruggedness of the land and the remoteness to the nearby city of Glasgow.  Flora had two different personalities in the story, she was so vibrant as a young girl but by the time she was due to wed her father had knocked the spirit out of her.  Once wed she was quite shy and reserved but her spirit from long ago was still there slowly simmering in the background.

With secrets in both Flora and Lachlan’s past can the newlyweds help each other to overcome them?  Will the feud from long ago lift it’s ugly head and what is the startling find that Flora discovered?

His Convenient Highland Wedding is gorgeously romantic with a storyline that is filled with secrets, drama and charm.

The Lochmore Legacy looks set to be a fantastic, exciting series with romance firmly at the heart of the stories.  I can’t wait to read each story.

To connect and learn more about Janice Preston please visit the following pages:

Website:   https://janicepreston.co.uk/

Twitter:     http://www.twitter.com/JaniceGPreston

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/janice.preston.author/

 

What’s to come in The Lochmore Legacy series:

Lochmore Legacy book 2Book 2:  Unlaced by The Highland Duke by Lara Temple

Published Date:  18th April 2019

To pre-order: https://amzn.to/2FayMkN

 

 

lochmore legacy book 3Book 3:  A Runaway Bride for The Highlander by Elisabeth Hobbes

Published Date:  30th May 2019

To pre-order: https://amzn.to/2Cru5mb

 

 

Lochmore Legacy book 4Book 4:  Secrets of A Highland Warrior by Nicole Locke

Published Date:  27th June 2019

To pre-order: https://amzn.to/2FgHHBc

 

 

And all the books in their glory …

 

 

The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge by Lara Temple blogtour book review

 

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The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith and amazon.  The book is also available direct from Mills & Boon.

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Could this infamous rake finally have found his countess?
Part of The Sinful Sinclairs.
When Lucas, Lord Sinclair, receives a mysterious summons from a Miss Olivia Silverdale he’s skeptical about whether he can help her. But Olivia, although eccentric, is in earnest about her quest to restore her late godfather’s reputation. Lucas’s curiosity is piqued, and not just by Olivia’s intelligent eyes and lithe form. A new challenge quickly presents itself: keeping Miss Silverdale at arm’s length!

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Lara Temple’s latest novel: The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge.

Ohh this was such a treat of a read, a new series from one of the current greats in Regency Romance, Lara Temple.  The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge is book one in The Sinful Sinclair’s series and is the story of Lord Lucas Sinclair, the eldest of the Sinclair children.

The Sinclair’s have a well known reputation amongst the ‘ton’, however it’s a reputation that was earned by their grandfather but now all Sinclair’s have been tarnished with the same brush.  When Lucas was summoned by a young woman from Yorkshire of details of a wrong doing he felt exasperated and thought the plight by Miss Olivia Silverdale was nothing but a ‘wild-goose chase’.  But his interest peaked slightly by this rather unusual young lady who was very sure of her story and was hellbent on finding the truth.

I felt the story held a little dark atmosphere during the opening chapters with the mystery unfolding and the quest to unearth the truth.  What Olivia and Lucas hadn’t expected was the building chemistry between them.  However, they were both very wary of their feelings and Lucas was almost aghast to his ‘mawkish’ feelings.

Lara Temple has created a great Regency romp filled with atmosphere from the intensity of the challenge and also the emotional wars bubbling on the surface.  Olivia and Lucas were a great crime busting duo.  I loved it all and felt myself swooning for this Sinclair.  I’m so looking forward to more from The Sinful Sinclair’s.

I particularly enjoyed this quote from the novel:

“The girl was as mistrustful as he, and just as scared of feeling.  She would not love easily, but when she did …”

About the Author

the earls - profile picLara Temple writes strong, sexy regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. After moving around the world for her career as a financial analyst and business consultant she returned to her childhood love of making up stories, and was surprised to discover that other people don’t mind reading them.

She lives with her husband and two children who are very good about her taking over the kitchen table for her writing (so she can look out over the garden and dream while Oscar the dog keeps her feet warm by sitting on them as she works).

The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge (out December 2018) is the first in her Sinful Sinclair series. In May 2019 Unlaced by the Highland Duke, part of a four book series with three other Harlequin Mills & Boon authors will be released.

Social Media Links –
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laratemple1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/laratemple1
Website: http://www.laratemple.com
Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/2mWin9R
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/LaraTemple 7

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint by Virginia Heath Blog Blitz book review

 

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith and amazon.  The book is also available direct from Mills & Boon.

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint
Imprisoned by her past- Set free by her enemy!
Charged with high treason, Lady Jessamine Fane is under the watchful eye of icily calm Lord Peter Flint. It’s a task this spy won’t be swayed from, no matter how alluring his prisoner! Only it’s not long before Flint realises that tenacious Jess hides a lifetime of pain. With so much at stake, can he afford to take a chance on their powerful attraction?

 

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogblitz celebrating and promoting the launch of Virginia Heath’s latest novel:  The Uncompromising Lord Flint.

Mon dieu, soyez toujours mon coeur qui bat!

Oh wow, what an explosive ending to a great read. Yet again author Virginia Heath has treated her readers to a rollercoaster of a ride with a dramatic, sexy, thrilling and utterly romantic regency romp.

The Uncompromising Lord Flint is book two in the King’s Elite series and as I mentioned in my review for book one in the series; The Mysterious Lord Millcroft, the King’s Elite are very like a 19th century MI5 and each of the ‘Invisibles’ are reminiscent to James Bond. However, no special gadgets from Q for these men but bravery, cunning, calm individuals with highly intelligent strategic qualities.

Lord Flint’s latest mission is to safely escort a prisoner from France to London awaiting the trial for treason and the indirect involvement of murder. Lady Jessimina (Jess) Fane was a very stubborn young woman refusing to divulge any information regarding the smuggling ring and she was prepared to face her punishment. However, the journey from France to London would be thwart with danger as the smugglers would be close on their tail to try and kidnap Jess to return her to France.

Lord Flint is normally unflappable but Jess has stirred emotions in him that he thought he was immune to. Fighting with his head and his heart on whether to believe Jess’s innocence the road to London was to be met with many challenges culminating in a battle that brought danger to his own family.

Virginia Heath’s writing style is effortless and she immerses the readers to a different time zone with etiquette and society, rakes and rascals. I love the banter she creates with her leading lady and gentleman which brings charm and fun to the storyline. I adored this story; it was dangerous, seductive and the book was unputdownable. Virginia Heath has given me a thirst for Regency Romance.

About the Author

virginia heathWhen Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

Social Media Links

Website: https://www.virginiaheathromance.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/VirginiaHeath_

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

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The Warrior’s Bride Prize by Jenni Fletcher Publication Day Push #bookreview

 

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The Warrior’s Bride Prize written by Jenni Fletcher, publisher Mills & Boon Historical is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Daughter of a slave…wedded to the warrior!
Livia Valeria is furious when she’s ruthlessly gambled away by her intended bridegroom. Luckily, it’s tall, muscled and darkly handsome Roman centurion Marius Varro who wins her as his bride! Livia must hide her Caledonian roots, but when Marius faces a barbarian rebellion at Hadrian’s Wall she must make a choice: her heritage or the husband she’s falling for…

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push celebrating and promoting the launch of Jenni Fletcher’s latest historical romance: The Warrior’s Bride Prize.

Happy Publication Day Jenni Fletcher.

This is my first introduction to the work of Jenni Fletcher and it is also my first introduction to a historical romance set in the Roman era and oh my what a story!  I greedily devoured this historical romance.  The story was set in AD197 and at a time when North Britannia was on the verge of a rebellion.

From the start of the story I was captivated by the rugged landscape and especially the area surrounding Hadrian’s Wall.  Livia Valeria was on her way to an arranged marriage to pay off a debt owed to her scrupulous half-brother.  With a fear of the unknown and anxious for not just her future but that of her daughter’s Livia felt like she had no choice but to obey her brother.  Travelling the arduous journey to her new home with many pent-up feelings but she is soon put at ease when a Legion of roman soldiers greet her close to her destination.  When Livia first sets eyes on the Centurion that has been given the task to escort her she feels a sudden kinship to him.

Livia is hiding secrets from her heritage, not that she is ashamed of it but that she is afraid of others reactions and prejudices.

Marius Varro was a Centurion determined to climb the ranks.  He wasn’t happy to be assigned the task to escort the bride-to-be but upon meeting Livia he was completely taken aback.  He expected a typical Roman lady that was used to privileges but Livia was nothing like this.  He was utterly entranced by her and was shocked by his feelings so strongly felt for someone he’d just met. From the short time he spent in the final legs of the journey Marius knew that he’d do anything to protect this woman and within hours he had no choice but to honour this.  The more that Marius saw of Livia with her sparkling green eyes and her mass of wild red hair he was lost.  Lost to a life he no longer could control.

A couple thrust together to protect from an uncertain future.   A couple that were fighting their own heritages.  A couple that were also fighting against the building chemistry between them.

Jenni Fletcher’s words flowed perfectly and I was swept away with this new adventure for Livia with the uncertainty of an arranged marriage and her future.  The author has thrown so much in this novel, I didn’t expect to fall for a story set in the Roman era but I was totally entranced by this new hero and heroine partnership.  There was lots of action with the threat of the rebellion which made for an intense story.  Jenni Fletcher also wove in a gorgeous heated romance that was so beautifully told.  It was dramatic, addictive, heart warming and filled with an intense desire.  Loved it!

About the Author

jenni fletcherJenni Fletcher was born on the north coast of Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire, where she writes Medieval, Roman and Victorian romance novels.
She studied English at Cambridge University before doing an MA on Women and Literature in English and a PhD on Victorian & Edwardian literature at Hull. After realising that she was better at writing than teaching, she worked in a number of administrative jobs whilst trying to finish her first book, which was rejected. Thinking there must have been some mistake, she then wrote another, which was fortunately accepted by Harlequin Mills & Boon.
Her favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion and her favourite Brontë is Anne. If she had to choose a romantic hero it would be John Thornton, but maybe that’s just because she’s Northern.

Website:  http://jennifletcher.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/JenniAuthor

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

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The Makings of a Lady by Catherine Tinley blogblitz book review

 

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The Makings of a Lady written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available to buy in ebook and paperback format from 4th October 2018.

The ebook is available to download for amazon kindle, kobo, iBooks and Google Play.  The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, amazon and direct from Mills & Boon.

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Be calm, she thought.
Be gracious. Be twenty-two.
Lady Olivia Fanton is eager to prove she’s no longer a child. However, just as she thinks she’s found a suitable match in the suave Mr Manning, charismatic Captain Jem Ford walks back into her life, bringing with him all the embarrassment of her infatuation four years before! She’s determined to appear mature, distant, friendly. But does she dare hope he’ll notice her as the lady she’s become?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest Regency Romance; The Makings of a Lady.  The Makings of a Lady is book three in The Chadcombe Marriages series.  The books can be read as a standalone as you are introduced to a new member of the siblings living at Chadcombe House, however as a Regency Romance lover I’d fully recommend reading all the books in the series.  The books in the trilogy are:

  • Waltzing with the Earl
  • The Captain’s Disgraced Lady
  • The Makings of a Lady

Once again Catherine Tinley has taken me to a time and a place when romance was an art, it was a beautiful dance of etiquette of society.  I love this era it is so different from the life of today and historical romance gives you a glimpse to time gone by.

Lady Olivia Fanton was eighteen when she first met Jem Ford who had come to Chadcombe to recover from injuries in battle.  However, their friendship was short-lived when Jem returned back to duty.  It’s now four year’s on and Lady Olivia is no longer the young girl, she is now a beautiful young woman trying to find her place.  She feels like her family still treat her as the young girl from years ago and Olivia is trying to prove otherwise.  She has spent four years getting over the loss of her friendship with Jem Ford but when she hears of his return memories of her heartache return.  To add to her confused heart a new suitor, George Manning, with his rather charming, handsome features and smooth prose has come to her attention.  Olivia doesn’t know which way to let her heart sway; she has a history of friendship with Jem but will he remember her as the young girl that helped him and have forgotten all about her or does she let her heart seek another?

Olivia’s life is put in danger and the circumstances surrounding it are most unusual.  Jem sets out to unravel the mystery.

I loved this story by Catherine Tinley it had plenty of warmth, romance but it was also filled with drama, danger and mystery.  I was captivated by Olivia, Jem and her close circle of family and friends.  Courageous, dramatic and oh so very romantic.

About the Author

Tinley 6 dogCatherine Tinley writes heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, cat, and dog.

Website:  https://catherinetinley.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CatherineTinley

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

The author is running a giveaway to win a copy of the book, along with two other (surprise) romance novels by other writers.
2 x UK/Ireland Winners and 1 x International Winner.
For all the details look out for Catherine Tinley on Facebook and Twitter.