Blog Tour: All’s Fair in Love and Scandal by Caroline Linden

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(Scandalous# 2.5)

by Caroline Linden

Release Date: April 21st 2015

Synopsis:

Nothing wagered…
Douglas Bennet can’t resist a good wager, especially not one that involves a beautiful woman. When a friend proposes an audacious plan to expose the most notorious woman in England, Douglas agrees at once. After all, it would be quite a coup to discover the true identity of Lady Constance, author of the infamous erotic serial scandalizing the ton, 50 Ways to Sin.

Nothing won…
Madeline Wilde is used to being pursued. For years she’s cultivated a reputation for being unattainable and mysterious, and for good reason: her livelihood depends on discretion. When Douglas turns his legendary charm on her, she dismisses him as just another rake. But he surprises her-instead of merely trying to seduce her, he becomes her friend…her confidant…and her lover. But can it really lead to happily-ever-after…or are they about to become the biggest scandal London has ever seen?

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“Quite a crush, isn’t it?” He gave Mrs. Wilde his winning smile, the easy, friendly one that soothed anxious nerves and made women of every age and rank like him.

She turned at his voice behind her. Something like mirth glimmered in her eyes. “Indeed.”

“I hardly know a soul here tonight.” He lowered his voice but without leaning toward her. Leaning put women on guard. A low voice made them lean toward him, which he much preferred. “It’s rather intimidating, to tell the truth.”

“You?” She arched one golden brow. “You don’t seem the sort to be easily intimidated.”

Douglas grinned. He knew he was a big fellow. Women tended to like it once they got to know him. “Rubbish. I’m petrified just looking at the elegance of this assembly.”

Her lovely lips curved. Her head tipped toward him, just a little. Her dark eyes gleamed. “I don’t believe you.”

“It’s true,” he protested. “My heart is racing, my knees are unsteady. Look—see how my hand trembles.” He caught her hand in his, tensing his muscle to produce the tiniest tremor in his hand, and then relaxing it. “Ah. Your touch has healing power, I see.”

She left her hand in his, but that slight smile tugging at her mouth grew a bit wider. “It’s not flattering to a woman, to say her touch calms a man’s heart and body. Usually she wishes it were the other way around.”

His heart did skip a beat at that. She was a flirt; excellent. He adored flirts. Douglas stroked his thumb over the back of her hand. “It only stilled the terror, my dear. I suspect you could elicit an entirely different sort of tremor.” He lifted her hand and brushed the faintest kiss over her knuckles. “We must be introduced.”

“I fear there’s no one here in this quiet corner who will do it.” Her eyes seemed to grow darker as he drew one finger across her palm.

“Then I will risk being appallingly rude and present myself.” He bowed over her hand, his eyes never leaving her face. “Douglas Bennet, at your service.”

“Yes, I know.”

“You do?” He smiled in delight. “Then we should become acquainted…”

“Mr. Douglas Bennet,” she repeated, her voice changing just enough to freeze him in place. “Son and heir of Sir George Bennet, baronet. A very handsome title, an even handsomer fortune. An unrepentant rake, gambler, brawler, and sometime rogue. Your mother wants you to marry; you couldn’t be less interested. Your taste runs to tavern maids and opera dancers, preferably French. Your sister wed your bosom friend Lord Burke, much to your disgust, although no one quite knows if you pity your sister or your one-time friend more.” She tilted her head and smiled as he stared at her, blank-faced with shock that was rapidly turning to indignation. “What have I forgotten? Oh, yes—you love a good wager. What was the one that sent you over here: a wager to get me into your bed?” She slipped her fingers from his slackened grip. “If it was…you’ve already lost. I hope you didn’t stake a large amount.”

“It was merely for the pleasure of a dance,” he said, hiding his temper behind a flat tone.

She laughed. By God, she had a beautiful laugh, throaty and soft, the sort that made a man want to amuse her so he could hear it again. “I doubt it. But then, you’re also accustomed to losing, aren’t you?” She sank into a graceful curtsey, giving him one last view of her matchless bosom. “Good evening, sir.” She turned and walked away, unhurried, unaffected.

He was still standing there, pulsing with unexpected desire and insulted pride, when Spence slung an arm around his neck. “Rough luck,” he said, his voice brimming with amusement. “She’s a cold one.” He grinned and slapped Douglas’s shoulder. “Five quid, gone in a blink.”

Douglas turned a black look on the man. “You didn’t say when.”

Spence raised his eyebrows, still grinning like a cardsharp. Come to think of it, he usually looked like that, right before he took someone’s money. Douglas had won and lost to Spence with equanimity—for the most part—but tonight he wanted to punch his friend. Spence had deliberately dared him to an impossible task, sending him over to be humiliated and rejected. And now he wanted five pounds. “What do you mean?”

“You didn’t say when.” Douglas bit off each word. “She rejected me tonight, but there’s always tomorrow night, and the next, and the next after that.”

A scowl darkened Spence’s face for a split second before he threw up his hand. “You’re right! I didn’t. Let’s say…within a fortnight. That ought to be enough time to work up some charm and get between the fair widow’s legs.”

“You wagered for a dance, not a tupping.”

“Well.” Spence’s eyes glittered. “I thought I wagered for tonight. Allowances must be made.” When Douglas said nothing, Spence leaned closer. “You’re not afraid, are you? Not going soft in the head like Burke? The woman gutted you and denied you in front of all society, man. Look around.” He swept one arm toward the rest of the room. “Don’t you think half the people here guessed why you sought her out? And now they see her leaving alone, and you looking like she took your ballocks with her.”

Against his will, Douglas’s eyes caught on Madeline Wilde as she made her way toward the doors. Damn, she was beautiful. He had wanted to dance with her, and probably get her into bed as well, even though she was not, as she had so baldly pointed out, his usual type of woman. She was…something more.

As if she could hear his thoughts, she paused at the top of the short flight of stairs leading out of the ballroom. She glanced back over her shoulder, and her eyes met his. For a moment he felt again a bolt of lust—unwanted this time—and her lips curved, as if she knew. She lowered her chin and smiled in a coy, entrancing way, as if they shared secrets—or as if she dared him to uncover hers. With breathtaking nerve, she pursed up her lips as if in a kiss, and touched one finger to them.

He took a harsh breath as she turned and continued on her way, her emerald skirts swaying bewitchingly. “Why her?”

“Why not her?”

Douglas set his jaw. “You had her marked from the moment we stepped into this room. I saw you watching her, Spence. A former lover? Was I supposed to exact some revenge or retribution by asking the lady to dance?”

“The courtesan’s daughter?” The other man’s lip curled. “Hardly a former lover of mine. I have higher standards than that.”

Not really, in Douglas’s opinion. Spence liked married women who couldn’t impose on his freedom, and who often wished to keep their liaisons secret. That was hardly what one could call a refined requirement. Still, Douglas hadn’t known she was a courtesan’s daughter. He made a mental note to find out more about that.

“She appeared respectable enough to me,” he said.

“To you,” repeated Spence with an edge of condescension. “Compared to a tavern wench with rounded heels, she might be. To the rest of us…” He snapped his fingers at a passing footman and took a glass of wine from the man’s tray. “You really ought to improve your taste, Bennet.”

Douglas let that go. He did like tavern wenches. They were friendly and earthy, nothing delicate or prim about them. They were more willing to be adventurous in bed, and they demanded so much less of him—financially and emotionally—than any other woman would.

“But why her?” he asked again, circling back to his main question. “Just for the sport of it? Or did you simply want the pleasure of seeing me turned down flat?”

Spence didn’t reply for a moment. His eyes were sharp and calculating. “How plump are your pockets at the moment?” he finally asked.

“Reasonably,” said Douglas. He’d been gone from town for a month overseeing repairs at one of his father’s estates, to the great benefit of his purse. Still, it was a few weeks to quarter day, when his father paid out his allowance. He could always find a use for more money.

Spence lowered his voice. “I suspect our lovely Mrs. Wilde of being more than she appears. And if I’m right, there’s two thousand quid to be had.”

Douglas’s eyebrows shot up. “What is she, a spy?”

“Of some sort,” muttered Spence. “You aren’t acquainted with a little piece of rubbish called 50 Ways to Sin, are you?”

“No.”

“Get a copy. It’s a pamphlet of a most…intriguing nature.” A cunning smile split his face. “I suspect you’ll enjoy it.”

That smile put him on guard. Douglas might not be the most discerning fellow, but he wasn’t stupid, and he knew Spence too well. “If you insist—not that it answers my question about why you wanted me to charm my way into Mrs. Wilde’s good graces.”

“The authoress is unknown. I daresay even you’ll guess why when you read it. But she’s piqued more than one man’s pride with her scandalous pen, and there’s a bounty out for her name. Mrs. Wilde seems a very likely candidate.” He shrugged. “If you can unmask her, I’ll split the bounty with you.”

Douglas folded his arms and looked at Spence through narrowed eyes. “I should seduce the woman, gain her confidence, presumably enough to be admitted to her boudoir, where I would have to search for some proof that she writes this pamphlet. And for that, you’ll take half the money? Not so, Spence, not so.”

His friend’s hooded eyes flashed. “Very well. Forget I said anything.”

Douglas shrugged. “Hard to do that. Who staked the bounty?”

Spence hesitated.

“If the bloke’s serious about finding the author, he can’t be too secretive about it.”

“Lord Chesterton,” said Spence with obvious reluctance. “He felt she identified him too clearly in one story and he’s livid.”

“Identified? She didn’t use his name?”

Spence looked impatient. “No, she uses obviously false names.”

“Then how did he recognize himself?”

His friend smirked again. “Find a copy and see if you can deduce that yourself.”

Douglas wondered what on earth this story was, that would drive Lord Chesterton to such an action. The man was as correct and polite as anyone could be, distantly connected to the King and as stiff as a piece of kindling. Now he’d placed a public bounty on a woman’s head? What could Mrs. Wilde—if she was in fact the author—have written about him? Two thousand pounds was a small fortune, and certain to attract a fair amount of attention.

Of course, that also made it a much more interesting contest.

“Three to one,” he said after a moment’s thought.

“Eh?”

“Three to one split, if we take the bounty.” He glanced at Spence. “You’re the one, obviously.”

“Two to three,” countered the other man.

“Do it yourself, then.”

Spence muttered a few curses under his breath, but stuck out his hand. “Done.”

Douglas shook on it, already anticipating his next meeting with the wily widow. “Done.”

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Linden, CarolineCaroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, twelve books, three Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader’s Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA’s RITA Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one. Visit her online at http://www.carolinelinden.com

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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition~ #72

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!!!
Hosted by the lovelies Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Tin @ Love Saves the World.
What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia,
asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past
— usually from 5 to 10 years ago.
There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

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Hello!!!

This author has been doing wonderful works and I just have to share her with y’all!

She isn’t so much of a new to me author because I have many of her books and I absolutely love them! And yet I haven’t read many of her them either if I’m making any sense.

I think I discovered her two years ago and just fell in love~ She’s been releasing amazing books lately and just had a release back in January or February and now she’s preparing for a new one in August!

Anyways, this is one book I haven’t read from her and it’s one of her earlier works that she just got re-published so I’ll be reading this one in no time.

Plus, the hero is looking for love! Not someone who wants only his money, so this game of charades is to going to be great! And wagers are always fun between the opposite sex. ;)

So here here I give you, Georgie Lee~

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(Originally Published 2008; Re-Published 2015)

Synopsis:

Charlotte Stuart is an heiress dedicated to charitable causes who’s been betrayed by the false love of a fortune hunter before. Ridiculed by Paris society for her mistake, she vows never to fall victim to the weakness of love again. Driven back to England by the collapse of the Peace of Amiens, she enters London society and meets Lord Edward Woodcliff, a handsome Viscount in straightened circumstances. Falling for him means risking being humiliated again. 

Edward has come to London to find a wife. Made leery of marriage by his father’s disastrous second marriage, Edward feigns poverty in order to find a woman who loves him and not his wealth. He loses his heart to the independent and spirited Charlotte, but her fear of being betrayed, and his hesitation to make a matrimonial mistake, prove difficult to overcome. 

All seems hopeless until Edward challenges Charlotte to a wager. If he wins, he gains her hand in marriage. If he loses, then Charlotte is free of him. Charlotte accepts the wager only to lose her hand and her heart to Edward. Now Charlotte must put aside her fears of being betrayed by love long enough to let Edward into her life and admit he is the man of her dreams. 

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Think Out Loud: Luncheon here I come!

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So today was supposed to be the day I travel to Milwaukee for another year at Barbara Vey’s Author Appreciation Luncheon!

I was supposed to make my way there Thursday and stay till Sunday having fun and cozying in at the hotel. But unfortunately I’ll have to make it there on Friday.

Why you may ask? Well, my parents are tagging along because they want to go to Chicago while I’m partying it up with my authors on Saturday.

They weren’t willing to go on Thursday and I would have been just fine since some of the ladies and authors that’ll be there early are planning on throwing a “Pure Romance” party get together that night. And gosh how I would have loved that!

Anyways, hopefully everything will go well and of course it will! I’ll get to see many familiar faces and catch up with some folks so all will be just fine. So yeah, oh I won’t have to drive so that’s a good thing.

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Review Blitz: The Nines by Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon

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The Nines

(Book #1)

by Dakota Madison & Sierra Avalon

Release Date: April 18, 2015

Romantic Suspense

Synopsis:

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon team up to bring readers a new breed of antiheroes…THE NINES.

Vengeance is mine not the Lord’s. It’s what I breathe for. It’s what I’m still living for. I live for the moment when I will literally have his eye for mine.

It’s been two years. Two long and difficult years, but my plan is nearly complete.

When I’m not in a hospital having doctors try to repair my ravaged body I spend my time on the computer, doing hacking jobs for large corporations and governments who don’t want to get their hands dirty or be associated with a job if things go sideways. But they don’t have any reason to worry. I’m meticulous, so I’ll never get caught.

Just one thing stands in my way: The mysterious young woman without a past who desperately wants to be part of my future. I just need to figure out why…

***THE NINES is an ongoing romantic suspense series. Each book can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as PART OF THE SERIES.

****AUTHOR’S NOTE: THE NINES is meant for mature readers. The novel contains graphic violence and sexual situations. If an Avenger comic book and a romance novel got married and had a child it would be THE NINES.

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Dakota Madison

USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing New Adult and contemporary romance with a little spice and lots of heart.

She likes to explore current social issues in her work. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds at their home outside Phoenix, Arizona.
SIERRA AVALON writes contemporary romance novels with a little sass and lots of spice. She lives in a small town outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and their bloodhounds.

Dakota also writes under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG and REN MONTERREY.

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Review:

This was my first Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon novel and I can’t believe I’ve never picked them up, even though I’ve seen them around! I’m super happy though that I picked this up because, The cover can absolutely fool you! And not just that but the blurb didn’t say much about what it was either so I didn’t know what I was getting myself into besides it being a suspense, which I totally enjoy, and that it referred to being a comic book and a romance mash up. But once I got going with it, It was excellent! I know for sure it’s not going to be my last of them.

This was utterly different from any book I’ve read and it was a thriller ride. It’s told from two perspectives in first person so that made the story even more personal. Plus, it’s like telling a real true story yet fictional one because of the topics it touches upon. Those topics  are what we are getting exposed to now in our real world currently involving huge universities and frat groups and even politics.

Just to summarize the story….. There are two characters we’re following. The heroine, Roxie and the hero, Alexander. Both of them are connected together by a horrible event that happened to them when they were high schoolers in Massachusetts. Now they’re far from home and attending college at one of its prestigious colleges were wealth rules the campus and fraternities are outlawed. Both have kept their pasts hidden from the new lives they’re living and thought that no one in this new town would find out who they truly are. Roxie isn’t her real name, she had changed it to get away from that horrible past that will connect her to it for life, while Alexander has locked himself away from the world due to his disfigurement from that event and chooses a virtual existence than live among the flesh around him. Without knowing it, their paths soon crosses and when Roxie’s roommate goes missing, they end up work together to find her and bring down a secret fraternity will bind them together forever. Although there are many things that connect them, both are also afraid to share their secrets and their hearts due to the pain and suffering they’ve felt from the past.

I highly enjoyed this and was super devastated when I finished it. Why? Because I swear I though it was going to be much longer book. I was even contemplating that if it was going to end on a cliffhanger I would be alright with it because I was going to get the next book anyways. And you know How I hate cliffhangers! But man, it ended and I didn’t like it. Not that didn’t like it but that it just ended too quickly and I still had all these questions I wanted answered and all these emotions flying about. But really, it did end pretty quick. It was totally rushed and I didn’t like that. The major thing I didn’t like about this book. It went from climax to Bam! The End.  Sad….

Otherwise the relationship between Roxie and Alexander was great. Sure it felt rushed but knowing they had been chatting online without knowing who each other were made up for their quick connection and spark.

I thought Alexander was super cute. Moving from this popular kid to a recluse really changed him and how he saw the world but I loved that we got to know him and see all of his vulnerable sides and insecurities as a man. I loved that he wasn’t a push over. He contemplates and work meticulously, plus is very careful about what he does and say. This might be due to the fact about him being a hacker, doing illegal things but also to protect himself from harm and from his past. But I super love that he does that with Roxie because it shows how much he cares about her and her opinions. He wants her to feel comfortable even though he himself have all these insecurities. And I love that he just so sweet and loves so deeply and passionately. Not having contact with physical beings for so long must had been so hard on him and knowing that this great and caring man was locked inside was just a breather when he finally found Roxie to let him live again.

Roxie had a lot on her shoulders and I really felt for her. She’s truly connected to what happened back in Mass. and it can really change how everyone see her if they knew who she was so changing her name and keeping a distance from folks made for a sad life for her. But on the other had she’s a strong young lady and life made her curious about everything, from people, life, and choices. That’s how she met Alexander because she was curious about the masked man who lived on campus, without knowing that she has already met him and have a deep past connection with him. She can be a bit nosy and manipulative. This is how she is with Alexander and getting him to do things out of his boundaries. Although they were done to help him breakout of this shell he carved himself I felt like she went over the top to get him to do as she pleased. It was definitely a different side of her and definitely not the same Roxie we knew, so it was kind of off character for her. But I like her passion and her determination in finding out things that catches her interest.

Also, as I read this I had no notion of time. Sure I knew that two years had past since the horrible event but things tend to had moved quickly in matters of days if not just mere weeks. So having Roxie and Alexander’s relationship move from first base to home-run really got to me. Like it made me pause on it. Nothing bad about it but it just got me to pause because they moved pretty quick even though they practically knew each other for months online before then. Another was how much this story read to me like a non New Adult book. Like I new it was college students but I felt like it should have been characters in their late twenties and early thirties you know. I don’t know why but that’s just how i felt when I read it but then the topics this story hit wouldn’t have really worked so I kind of gave it a pass.

So, all in all I really liked this. Other than how it ended I highly enjoyed this would recommend it to suspense lovers. I’m definitely going to keep up with the next book and see if it’ll start off from where we were left off, which I hope it does, but we’ll see. I’m hoping this series is a series that follows Roxie and Alexander on their conquests about the university but as I see it it’s not so I’m sadden but optimistic about what’s next.

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Release Blitz: HARD TO BE GOOD by Laura Kaye

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It’s Release Week and aren’t you excited!!! This is the next novella in Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series!!!

And whose is it? It’s Jeremy’s book~!!!

Hard to Be Good (Hard Ink, #3.5)HARD TO BE GOOD

(Hard Ink #3.5)

by Laura Kaye

Release Date: April 14, 2015
Synopsis:
Hard Ink Tattoo owner Jeremy Rixey has taken on his brother’s stateside fight against the forces that nearly killed Nick and his Special Forces team a year before. Now, Jeremy’s whole world has been turned upside down–not the least of which by a brilliant, quiet blond man who tempts Jeremy to settle down for the first time ever.

 

Recent kidnapping victim Charlie Merritt has always been better with computers than people, so when he’s drawn into the SF team’s investigation of his army colonel father’s corruption, he’s surprised to find acceptance and friendship–especially since his father never accepted who Charlie was.Even more surprising is the heated tension Charlie feels with sexy, tattooed Jeremy, Charlie’s opposite in almost every way.

 

With tragedy and chaos all around them, temptation flashes hot, and Jeremy and Charlie can’t help but wonder why they’re trying so hard to be good…
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About the Author:

laurakaye-34 crop 2Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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April 16, 2015 · 4:30 am

Think Out Loud: Lots of stuff

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So I’ve been preparing for this photo shoot that’s been in my mind since January and I know, I’ve talked about it before but it’s finally coming down to the last days!

I’ve gotten about everything in and ready, beside painting the wooden frames like I’m supposed too, but everything is about set. All I need to do now is try setting them up and seeing how they all look together. The problem is, I may just have too much stuff I want to use. LOL

But not to worry. I was also placed to be a wedding planner for my cousin and will be using my stuff as props for her. They’re pretty awesome! Really they are! I’m so excited but nervous at the same time on how it’ll all look.

It’s a vintage set!

 

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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition~ #71

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!!!
Hosted by the lovelies Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Tin @ Love Saves the World.
What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia,
asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past
— usually from 5 to 10 years ago.
There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

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Hello!!!

I have to say I absolutely loved Ashley March’s novels. Although there were only three works that were published from her, I’m a huge fan and will follow her to the end of the book!

But of course she is also known as Elise Rome. She’s been working on her new series and hasn’t released them yet with lots of little children around and the world of indie self publisher and editing, but I’m still waiting faithfully for the day the new series comes out.

So here’s her first book as Ashley March and my first book to which I fell in love with her work.

I just got to say that this was an amazingly well done first novel. I read it a long while back and know that this is definitely on my keeper shelf for I look at it every once in awhile because I just miss her work. LOL

But I really enjoyed this second chance at love story even if it started out as a revenge plot on one end. It was sexy and I absolutely recommend it.

Of course I’ll recommend it so that you’ll be hooked on it too and wait with me for her new work as Elise Rome. ;)

Seducing the Duchess

Romancing #1

(Published 2010)

Synopsis:

It was just another scandalous night…

Gambling. Carousing. Flirting. Charlotte, Duchess of Rutherford, will do anything to create a scandal large enough to force her husband to finally petition for a divorce. Once madly in love with Philip, she is now determined to escape from their less than civil marriage and the reminders of his betrayal.

Until he stole her away…

Philip Burgess, Duke of Rutherford, is not a man to tolerate regrets. He wed Charlotte for revenge, not for love or convenience, knowing she would come to hate him. But he never expected he would one day find himself craving her attention or desiring her company.

And gave her something more…

Philip is no longer the cold, deceitful man she married years ago. And when he promises Charlotte a divorce if she will help him become a better husband for another woman, she wonders if she truly wants to lose him— and if Philip may still possess her heart after all.

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Meet the Band of Friends #love #hot #IARTG

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 Band of Friends Series, Books 1 & 2

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Meet the Band of Friends

Some people have Sunday family dinners, some have other traditions. The bands of friends have their Friday night Cocktail Hour. 

Pamela Young Pamela Young

Pamela Young, the backbone of the group, energetic, feisty,and will take care of matters when warranted.

Steve Anderson Steve Anderson

Pamela meets straightforward, protective Steve Anderson in high school. They hit it off becoming each other’s best friends, like trusted siblings. They meet once a week for Cocktail Hour to share their troubles and triumphs at The Memory Café.

Celine Marx Celine Marx

In college, Pamela and Steve meet the vivacious Celine Marx. She quickly forms a bond with the two and joins the weekly Cocktail Hour. Attraction hits Celine and Steve hard, but neither of them act on their feelings.

After college, Pamela takes over the family business, The Memory…

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Happy Release Day, Jessica Cale!

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Ohhhhh~ This Sounds like a great read and found a new to me author. :)

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Don’t you just love the name Mark Virtue? I do. He is the name of the hero from the latest historical romance authored by my friend, Jessica Cale – Virtue’s Lady.virtueslady

And you can read it today!

Check out Jessica’s website for more information, including buy links, or search for the book on any of your favorite online bookstore sites!

I know what I’m doing tonight!

Congratulations Jessica!

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Release Day~ In The Moment: Part Four by Rachael Orman

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by  Rachael Orman

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Release Date: April 13, 2015

Synopsis:

Keeping two people happy in a relationship is hard enough, add in another and things get even more complicated. Adam and Ace have found their balance, but Alicia isn’t sure it’s what she wants at all. She doesn’t want a normal relationship, let alone one that is so tough to make work. Plus, just when she thinks she has made up her mind, there is another surprise that make her decision that much more difficult.

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In The Moment: Part Three by Rachael Orman Now Available! Erotic Menage Series!

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Part One is Currently FREE!
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Part Two – Only $0.99
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Part Three – Only $0.99 ITM3-ebook

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About the Author:

Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the keyboard as I work on my next work.

I have written in nearly every LBGT category as well as the traditional erotic romance category.

I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write. I’ll write just about anything once to learn from it. I’ve even ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you’ll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.

Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.

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