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Lady Beauchamp's Proposal by Amy Rose Bennett

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lady Beauchamp's Proposal
Scandalous Regency Widows #1

Amy Rose Bennett
Historical Romance
Published in 2014 [requested review]

H/h - James, The Marquess of Rothsburgh/Elizabeth Harcourt, Lady Beauchamp
Setting: London/Scotland, 1815.

Read in Sept, 2014.
My rating:
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Amy Rose Bennett was a complete new-to-me author when I found myself hosting a blog tour on Lady Beauchamp’s Proposal. It was one of those rare finds where I had no idea what to expect, yet it blew my mind. The storyline was pretty unconventional, as were the twists. I was honestly expecting a been-there-done-that governess storyline but found something much more dark and deep. I loved the author’s writing too. So much emotion, with so many heart-tugging moments that I cried, laughed, grinned and sighed all over it!

Elizabeth’s marriage was supposed to be a match-made-in-heaven. After all, she was swept away by one of the most sought after bachelors of the season, all golden good-looks and charming smiles. Hugh was her first crush, first love, first lover... and the first man to show her how cruel a man can be, too. Elizabeth, or Beth, was in love but all her hopes were crushed when her ‘beloved’ husband started showing his true face very soon after their marriage. Not only he cast her aside calling her a ‘cold fish’ but also, he started breaking every vow he made on their wedding day. He was a known rake before marriage and went back to his former lifestyle with gusto; bad friends plus all sorts of debauchery with gambling, drinking and whoring. Beth learned that she had married a shallow, self-centered piece of a$; sparkly on the outside, empty on the inside.

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Cowboy Earns a Bride by Cora Seton

Monday, September 29, 2014

Today, I'm sharing a promo spotlight on Cora Seton's very recently released contemporary western romance, The Cowboy Earns a Bride, book 8 of The Cowboys of Chance Creek series. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment. Don't forget to comment as it'll increase your chances of winning!

Cora Seton will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
The Cowboy Earns a Bride
Cora Seton
(The Cowboys of Chance Creek #8)

Wedding bells are ringing on the Double-Bar-K and Luke Matheson is determined to make his move on his favorite bridesmaid—sweet, sexy Mia Start. Though she's shared his house for more than two months, she's remained elusive. Luke's ready to cross that divide, and win her love for good.

Mia would give anything to marry Luke, but he won't want her once he knows the truth; she’s four months pregnant with another man’s child. It's time to find a real home—and a real job—so she can raise her baby alone.

When a nosy neighbor exposes Mia’s pregnancy at his brother's wedding, Luke sees his chance to finally get what he wants. He lays claim to the baby—and to Mia—but their happily-ever-after lasts barely a day. When Luke's pride clashes with Mia's need for independence, Mia calls the wedding off.

Can Luke convince her to change her mind? Or will these wedding bells sound the death knell of their relationship?

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Take the Heat ... Anthology

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Take the Heat (anthology)

Skye Warren, Giselle Renarde
Pam Godwinm, Sheri Savill
Shoshanna Evers, Candy Quinn
Tamsin Flowers, Elizabeth Coldwell 
Audrey Lusk, Cynthia Rayne, Trent Evans

Contemporary/Erotica (non-con/mm/menage)
Published in 2014

Read in Sept, 2014.
My rating:

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“The Magnolia Hotel”, Skye Warren

H/h - Liam/Grace
Setting: Present time.

I’ve read Skye Warren’s novella “The Magnolia Hotel” and have to say quite disappointed. It’s barely 19 pages so there’s nothing much to talk about.

Grace, a budding artist, goes to free her good-for-nothing big brother from the local gang and ends up finding a part of her past that she thought she had long buried. The first man she had ever loved, secretly, had to be the one to whom her brother owns a huge sum! Grace is then faced with a new (and tempting) challenge from Liam. She knows it’s not right, yet she can’t deny the pull between them no matter what. Question is, will she give in or walk away?

Honestly, this just read like an excerpt. I did think the story was pretty good (or was getting to the good part) when it ends abruptly. I’d really love to see this expanded to something longer. 3 stars.

FYI: Since I haven’t read the other stories, the rating is based on “The Magnolia Hotel”. Obviously, this review will not be helpful for everyone. I’ll check out a few other authors gradually. Rating may change after that! Review will be updated in this space.

Promo Spotlight: Mercy by Deneane Clark

Friday, September 26, 2014

Featuring a promo spotlight today, on Mercy, a historical romance by Deneane Clark and book 4 of Virtue series, as a part of the ongoing VBT. Please find a short excerpt alongside the promo post for your enjoyment.
Deneane Clark
(Virtue #4)
Reissued: June 30, 2014 by Boroughs Publishing Group

The youngest of six sisters, Mercy Ackerly has known since thirteen what everyone else is about to learn: She’ll marry the elusive Duke of Blackthorne.

It was love at first sight for thirteen-year-old Mercy Ackerly. The second she encountered the traveling Duke of Blackthorne, she fell in love…with his horses. And since Sebastian Tremaine was also perfect, they would someday be man and wife.

From the start, Sebastian has felt oddly protective of Mercy. Delightfully straightforward, the girl is everything honest and sweet, which is why he approved when his best friend married into the family—and then so did his other friends. But now Mercy’s all grown up. Now she’s facing the ton’s matchmaking mamas and their deceitful daughters, is joining a world he despises, be it the ballrooms and routs or the opulent crush. He would shield her if he could, would do anything but entangle his heart.

Sebastian will fight the inevitable for as long as he can. And then he’ll fight for it. Some matches are schemed for, some are arranged, and some have just been coming for a long, long time.

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