Oct 242014
 

A Taste for Poison by Aleksandr Voinov
Series: Memory of Scorpions (# 3)
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Even a king gets stung when he reaches for a scorpion.

After barely surviving an assassination attempt, King Adrastes is a changed man—one who mistrusts even his allies and friends. He readies his Empire for war against an enigmatic enemy, the Elder of Vededrin, but not everyone approves. While courtiers dare only to whisper dissent, an outrider called Death foments rebellion in the mountains, aided by a prophecy that promises he’ll stop the Black King.

Kendras—former lover to Adrastes and leader of the Scorpions—is sent with his elite mercenary force to bring Death to justice. But when Kendras learns who’s hiding behind the mask, he must choose between his lover Graukar, newly-appointed general to the king—and King Adrastes himself.

With no man to call master, the Scorpions could flee the danger and intrigue. But Kendras cannot abandon the man he once loved—or the man he’s growing to love—without first uncovering the real threat to the Empire.

 

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Oct 222014
 

Chieftain by Command by Frances Housden
Series: Chieftain Series (# 2)
Release Date: September 1, 2014
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Pages: 260
Source: book was provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

From the bestselling, RITA-nominated author Frances Housden comes the gripping, sensual, suspenseful follow-up to The Chieftain’s Curse…

Gavyn Farquhar’s marriage is forged with a double-edged blade. Along with the Comlyn clan’s lands, a reward from the King, he is blessed with an unwilling bride, Kathryn Comlyn, and an ancient fort with few defences that desperately needs to be fortified before it can act as a sufficient buffer between Scotland and the Norsemen on its northern borders.

Gavyn needs wealth to meet his king’s demands, and he knows of only one way to get it — with his sword. Leaving his prickly bride behind in the hands of trusted advisors, he makes his way to the battlegrounds of France and the money that can be made there.

Two years married and Kathryn is still a virgin. A resentful virgin, certain that, like her father before her, she is perfectly capable of leading the Comlyn clan. In her usurper husband’s absence, she meets the clan’s needs, advising and ruling as well as any man.

But she is an intelligent woman, and she knows the only respect and power she will ever hold will be through her husband. And to wield it, she needs to make him love her. An easy task to set, but impossible to complete, when said husband has been gone for two years, and there is no word of his return. But Kathryn is undeterred. After all, a faint heart never won a Chieftain.

 

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Oct 202014
 

Love and Let Spy by Shana Galen
Series: Lord and Lady Spy (# 3)
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 352
Source: book was provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Her name is Bonde, Jane Bonde . . .

A beautiful and eligible member of the ton, Jane has more than a few secrets: she’s one of the Crown’s most elite agents. She may be deadly, but she doesn’t know a thing about fashion, flirtation, or love . . . until Dominic Griffyn shakes up her carefully stirred world and asks her to be his bride. He’s exactly the kind of man she’s not looking for. And he’s dangerous, because falling into his arms is so much more satisfying than saving England from her enemies.

He’s an improper gentleman who needs a wife. . .

Tall, dark, and tortured, Dominic Griffyn is haunted by demons from his past. When his stepfather insists that he marry, Dominic allows himself to hope that the beautiful but mysterious Miss Bonde might help him forget his troubles. As they grow closer, it’s clear that there’s more to Jane than danger. She might be just what his neglected heart needs.

 

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Oct 172014
 

New Frontier of Love by Dorothy Wiley
Series: American Wilderness (# 2)
Release Date:  September 3, 2014
Publisher:  self-published
Pages: 342
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

His only fear was love. Her only fear was living without it.

NEW FRONTIER OF LOVE is the second American Wilderness Series Romance. Set in 1797 on America’s romantic frontier, this historical romance is a pulse-pounding page turner and was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Romance Quarter Finalist.

The Revolutionary War left Captain Sam Wyllie battle-hardened. His courageous but cold heart defies danger—and love. He is determined to make a fresh start in the far west, the new state of Kentucky.

Newly widowed, Catherine Adams knows she should return to her wealthy father in Boston but fears he will once again force her to marry for prestige and wealth, not love. Drawn to Sam’s keen intelligence, harsh masculinity, and rugged warrior facade, she decides the west holds a chance for real love.

But dark forces—a ruthless enemy and a secret sorrow from Sam’s past—conspire against them. Harboring her own secrets, Catherine resolves to help this brave buckskin-clad warrior lay down his heart’s armor. Despite the undeniable attraction between them, Sam refuses to risk his heart again. Catherine won’t give up, believing he could be as passionate about love as he is about his country and family.

This heart jolting romance novel blends high action, heroism, and humor with a love and passion as powerful and beautiful as the wilderness.

Dorothy Wiley’s American Wilderness Series Romances are captivating historical romance readers. Fresh and unblinkingly gritty, this deft new writer of intelligent heart-pounding romance novels, adeptly balances the hardships of the frontier with amusing, romantic, and vivid characters you will long remember.

 

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Oct 172014
 

Wilderness Trail of Love by Dorothy Wiley
Series: American Wilderness (# 1)
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Publisher:  self-published
Pages: 371
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Will his dream cost him what he values most–her love?

Award-winning historical romance author Dorothy Wiley’s WILDERNESS TRAIL OF LOVE is the first American Wilderness Series Romance. This memorable historical romance novel breaches the walls of time, bringing readers to a young America, where romance and danger are as powerful as the wilderness.

Set in 1797, on America’s romantic frontier, this gripping journey of danger, heartache, and passion is the story of Stephen Wyllie, and his heroic and breathtaking quest for land–across a thousand perilous miles to the Kentucky wilderness–a new world for the brave.

Stephen wants only one thing more than land–to keep his wife Jane and their young daughters safe. But he needs land to make a better future for his family, and the frontier lies open to settlement in the new state of Kentucky. He must make a difficult decision–choose between the comfort and safety of their New Hampshire home and his dream for their future. Can he risk exposing them to the dangers of the wilderness? Then an immediate threat makes the decision clear. A vicious half-Indian killer, Bomazeen, begins to haunt the area, stealing slaves for the Algonquians to replace those lost to smallpox. Having glimpsed her great beauty from afar, the cunning slave trader tantalizes the tribe’s virulent Chief, Wanalancet, describing his next target–Jane. Believing the merciless slave trader may soon succeed in kidnapping or murdering Jane, Stephen decides his family must leave for Kentucky with his four brothers.

When the harsh demands of the frontier nearly tear apart their great love, Stephen and Jane must find a path through more than the wilderness. His courage is undaunted, her passion is deep, but the wilderness is full of terror.Two lives. One great love. Torn apart by a frightening wilderness. Will Stephen’s dream cost him what he values most–Jane’s love?A fresh, unblinkingly gritty, and deft new writer of intelligent heart-pounding romance novels, Dorothy Wiley’s new American Wilderness Romance Series captivates readers by balancing the hardships of the frontier with amusing, romantic, and vivid characters. Join her as she robustly blends adventure and action, heartache and humor, with romance and passion.

 

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Oct 162014
 

The Windflower by Laura London
Re-release Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: Forever
Pages:  535
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

 The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available in print for the first time in 20 years . . .

Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York-but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew . . . and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she’s spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

Devon Crandall believes Merry is in league with his greatest enemy. He’s determined to slowly urge her secrets from her. But along the way, he discovers her beautifully unbreakable spirit . . . and a desire unlike any he’s ever known. She is hiding something from him, and yet, each day that passes brings her deeper into his heart. When fierce arguments give way to fiercer passion, can a pirate learn to love a woman? Or will true love be lost at sea?

 

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Oct 142014
 

Heart of the Hurricane by May Woodworth
Release Date: June 28, 2014
Publisher: Big World Network
Pages: 297
Source: Book provided by author for review

 

 

Past and Present collide when Niki retreats to a cottage in Nova Scotia that she inherited from her grandmother Eliza and great aunt Joanna. After a recent divorce, with her teenage daughter Melissa in tow, Niki struggles with decisions of what to do next and whether or not an entire career change is in order. At the cottage, she discovers her grandmother’s diary and is whisked back into the past, into Eliza and Joanna’s world during the Great August Gales of Nova Scotia, casting a light on her own life she never saw coming.

 

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Oct 082014
 

Lord Heartless by Tessa Berkley
Release Date: March 14, 2014
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Pages: 136
Source: Book provided by publisher for review

 

 

An arranged marriage may be the death of Lord Landon Montague, a man who earned his rude moniker, Lord Heartless, through the distaste of the Ton. When he makes plans to collect on a debt from Lord Charles Gilbert by foreclosing on Holly Grove, Gilbert commits suicide. Only then does Lord Montague learn that Lord Gilbert has left a nineteen-year-old daughter, Juliet, at his mercy.

Lady Juliet Gilbert suffered the stigma of suicide as best she could. But losing her home and the servants who raised her and stood by through her father’s drinking would be the last straw. Unable to secure a position, Lord Montague’s offer of marriage gives her hope. All she must do is produce an heir. But arriving at Broadmoor proves more taxing than she anticipated for her dark Lord already holds an heir conceived out of wedlock.

Will this doom any hope of finding happiness and label him forever Lord Heartless, or will London’s society have its last laugh on Shakespeare when Montague wins his fair Juliet?

 

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Oct 052014
 

Her Lovestruck Lord by Scarlett Scott
Series: Wicked Husbands (# 2)
Release Date: November 22, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Pages: 199
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Abandoned by her husband on their wedding night, Maggie, the Marchioness of Sandhurst, longs for a raging passion to free her from her lonely life. A devastatingly handsome stranger at a masque ball promises just the sort of distraction she craves. But after a night of scorching lovemaking, she wakes to find him gone.

Simon, the Marquis of Sandhurst, is horrified to discover the masked siren he bedded is his wife, a woman he vowed to never touch. He shouldn’t want Maggie, but can’t resist her now that she’s been in his arms.

 

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Oct 042014
 

Captive Bride by Sandi Hampton
Release Date: January 24, 2013
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages: 104 
Source: book provided by publisher for review

 

 

Kidnapped at the altar on her wedding day by masked men and whisked away up into the mountains, Abigail O’Sullivan fears for her life. She recognizes her kidnapper–an Indian boy she fell in love with years ago, just before they were torn apart.

Davy Larson seeks revenge for his father’s murder. When he discovers that Abby’s father now owns his land, he seeks answers to his questions, and to get those answers, he takes something Samuel O’Sullivan cherishes–his daughter.

Reunited under dangerous circumstances, can Abigail care for a man who wants to take her father’s life? Will Davy’s feelings and desire for his long-lost love withstand the taboos of society? Or can their love be captured for all time?

 

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