Oh my goodness Readers, today I have the fabulous Grace Burrowes on the blog. I know you cannot see me but I super giddy and doing my happy dance. I have been fascinated with her stories when I picked up The Heir, book one in the Windham series. Ms. Burrowes' writing is amazing and it is addicting. Once you start reading a series you devour it.
Book:The Devil Wears Kilts
Author: Suzanne Enoch
I closed this book with a satisfied sigh and smiled. It may have been the wee hours of this morning but it was well worth it.
This is what Scottish romances are all about! Suzanne Enoch blew me away with this book. Very, very well written with an engaging storyline and compelling characters.
Genre: Erotic Historical Romance (17th century France)
From bestselling author Lila DiPasqua comes a scorching new historical romance novella in the acclaimed Fiery Tales series! An emotional, erotically charged retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl.
As childhood friends, Leopold d’Ermart and Suzanne Matchet were inseparable. One unforgettable Christmas Eve, their relationship changed from the best of friends…to lovers.
I know, I missed last week and I'm sorry. To make it up to you, I'm inviting you to post fifteen paragraphs of whatever you like, as well as your buy links, and social media information. Please keep it PG-13.
Here is mine from The Temptation of Lady Serena which releases on January 2, 2014.
Shamir’s hooves clattered on the brick of the stable yard.
These are not only festive but look delicious as well!
STORY: Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope?
Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood – a much better place to work on his parenting skills – and he and Molly become neighbours. There’s an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter’s going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people’s secrets…and about himself
REVIEW: Dexter Yates is a handsome, single man with a terrific job and living in London. He spends his days working hard and his nights enjoying the good life with lots of girlfriends.
Dexter’s sister, Laura, has just given birth to a beautiful baby girl named Delphi. She is a single Mom who became pregnant after a one-night stand and the father is not involved. When Dexter sees Delphi for the first time, he is totally smitten by her. This is a good thing, because sadly, a few months later, Laura suffers a sudden brain hemorrhage and dies. With no one else to care for Delphi, she is first placed in foster care. But the guilt of that gets to Dexter and he decides to request custody of her, quit his job and move to the Cotswold.
Life with an infant needing constant attention is proving to be a huge challenge for Dexter but he wouldn’t change it for anything. He is happy and getting to know his new town and his neighbors.
Once again, Jill Mansell has created a town full of great characters who seem so real the reader feels as though they have known them forever. She weaves the lives of the characters together just like one would knit a cozy scarf. This talent of hers has always been a huge draw for me to her books.
If you’re looking for a warm novel to read that presents you with real people, pick up a copy of this book. You won’t go wrong.
Connie for b2b
*Book provided by my local Library.
As 1901 comes to an end, there is much to be grateful for: The Dilberne fortune has been restored, and the grand Dilberne Court, with its one hundred rooms, has been saved. Lord Robert’s son, Arthur, is happily married to Chicago heiress, Minnie, who is pregnant and trying to come to terms with her new role as lady of the manor, and her charming but controlling mother-in-law, Lady Isobel. As Lord Robert and Lady Isobel get caught up in the preparations of the coronation of Edward VII, they debate the future of their recently orphaned niece, Adela. Isobel and Minnie want to take her in; Robert and Arthur do not. While they argue, Adela runs away and joins a travelling group of spiritualists and has a life-saving run-in with the king.
With Long Live the King, Fay Weldon continues the magnificent trilogy that began with Habits of the House. As the award-winning writer for the pilot episode of the original Upstairs Downstairs, Weldon brings her deservedly famous wit and insight to this novel of love and desire, morals and manners
REVIEW: This is a second novel of Fey Weldon trilogy that began with ‘Habits of the House’ and concludes with ‘The New Countess’.
This novel takes place at the end of 1901 where people in London are in anticipation of the coronation of King Edward VII after the long reign and recent death of Queen Victoria. Everyone in society is coveting an invitation to the coronation as is the Dilberne family; the eighth Earl of Dilberne, Lord Robert and Countess Isobel Dilberne, their son Authur and his American heiress wife Minnie, and lastly their head-strong and independent daughter, Rosina.
The story centers mainly around their family, yet also includes the “side story” of Lord Robert’s younger brother, the Honorable Reverend Edwin Dilberne and his wife Elise and their young daughter, Adela. Edwin was the Rector of the small parish of Yatbury, near the city of Bath in Somerset.
Very strict in his ways and miserly, the family lives quite parsimoniously. Edwin hates his older brother and has very little to do with him as he deems him to be part of that group of society that lives in a “vulgar display of purloined wealth.” Edwin and Elise were raising their daughter to enter the convent of the Little Sisters of Bethany on her seventeenth birthday. Adela is a good, obedient, innocent and beautiful young girl. When tragedy strikes and Adela is orphaned, her uncle’s family debates whether to take her in to live with them, however other hands are at work and she joins a spiritualistic group participating in séances and the like. Just before the coronation is to occur, the king is taken ill and Adela makes an amazing appearance. Is she just an innocent or does she truly have special powers?
The characters are all fascinating as we meet many people of both the upper and lower classes. I really enjoyed how the author took us “behind the scenes” as they watched even The Royals “agonize” over their own preparations for the coronation.
As I did when I read ‘Habits of the House’, I was thoroughly entranced with the mesmerizing way that Ms. Weldon grabs the reader’s interest. I am highly anticipating reading the third novel of this trilogy ‘The New Countess’.
Connie for b2b
*Book provided by my local Library.
Welcome to the tour for Temple!!!!!
I'm super excited to have you readers stop by my blog during his turn in the love den~
Can I just say how much I enjoyed this book! Wow. I got this book as an ARC from Avon in loose leaf paper format and well, I couldn't wait for it to be released on it's release date!
Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Can an Indecent Proposal
Eight years ago, a tall, handsome stranger entered Lady Alexandra’s bedchamber and consummated a marriage of the utmost necessity. The Marquis of Steyne had agreed to wed and bed Lord Brute’s admittedly lovely daughter to pay off his mother’s gambling debts. But once the deed was done, Steyne’s lawfully-wedded wife vanished into the night…
This is very rare occasion but to share my excitement of my new novel release I'm posting a non-historical subject! :D
That’s what Rachel does in chapter one of I Found You… But would you?
Mmm… I think to go back with a man who is a complete stranger I would have to be in the place Rachel is, homeless on the streets, not thinking straight and penniless…