Jul 262014
 

A Vow To Keep by Lana Williams
Series:  The Vengeance Trilogy (# 1)
Release Date:  July 27, 2012
Publisher:  self published
Pages:  343
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Medieval Romance – England 1245. Sir Royce de Bremont has spent his entire life plotting revenge against his traitorous uncle. Kidnapping the man’s bride-to-be brings Royce one step closer to fulfilling his vow of vengeance.

Lady Alyna of Montvue has no desire to marry nor to become a pawn in a game of vengeance. Her only wish is to find a safe place to raise the orphan gifted with second sight she vowed to protect.

The beautiful lady and her precocious son make Royce long for a family of his own, yet until he reclaims his birthright, he has little to offer them. Alyna soon realizes this bold knight has captured her heart but fears she’s merely part of his plan for revenge. As passions rise, Royce must choose vengeance or love.

 

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Jul 262014
 

Run to Texas by Stephy Smith
Release Date: March 27, 2013
Publisher: Astraea Press
Pages : 148
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

In 1850, Martha Harding chased her husband’s killers to Texas. With the plan of revenge, she takes on the name of Mattie O’Sheay. She finds herself close but not close enough. Landing in the small town of Linden proved to harbor more than the killers, but also a tall handsome ranger, James Parker.

The beautiful woman he kept his eyes on rented a room at his mother’s boarding house. James Parker kept Mattie O’Sheay’s identity secret to help draw out the killers of her husband. Little did he know, the killers were not the only ones to tear her world apart. Is he man enough to put it back together again?

 

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Jul 132014
 

The Quick by Lauren Owen
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 544
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Alarmed, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. In the sinister, labyrinthine London that greets her, she uncovers a hidden, supernatural city populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling “Doctor Knife.” But the answer to her brother’s disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of the exclusive, secretive Aegolius Club, whose predatory members include the most ambitious, and most bloodthirsty, men in England.

 

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Jul 132014
 

A Shimmer of Silk by Raven McAllan
Series: The House on Silk Street (# 2)
Release Date: January 16, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 63
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review
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Deborah may not know the full truth about her childhood, but she knows she needs to find her soul. During one of her performances at Silk Street, she attracts the attention of Oliver, Lord Craster. Known for his extreme tastes, he sensed a kindred soul in Deborah.

Persuading her that their needs mesh proves a challenge, even to a man of his experience. Will Oliver be the man she needs to unlock her secrets? Or will his dominance scare her too much to even try?

 

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Jul 122014
 

Forbidden Fires by Madeline Baker
Release date: April 18, 2013 (reprint)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Blush
Pages: 445
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Desire blazes out of control in this historical from the winner of the Romantic Times Award for Best Indian Series. After her brother is killed by them, Caitlyn vows to hate all Indians. But when she gazes into the defiant eyes of the proud Stalking Wolf, whom her father is planning to hang, she knows she can’t let an innocent man die.

 

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Jul 012014
 

The Clockwork Wolf by Lynn Viehl
Series:  Disenchanted & Co (# 2)
Release Date:  February 25, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by publisher for review

 

 

As the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. in a steampunk version of America, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living solving magical crimes. But when a snobbish lady begs for help, saving her reputation might very well cost Kit her life.

Doing a favor for deathmage Lucien Dredmore, Kit agrees to interview a newly widowed lady as a potential client. Upon meeting, however, she learns that the woman in question is none other than Lady Eugenia Bestly, president of the Rumsen Ladies Decency Society—someone who once led a vicious campaign to ruin Kit’s life. Ironically Lady Bestly now lives in fear herself, for the press is about to unmask her husband as the savage “Wolfman” who died while terrorizing the city.

As monstrous rampages continue to occur, Kit soon determines there is more than one Wolfman, and that they may themselves be victims of evil players. While avoiding both mechanized assassins and attempts by Dredmore and Chief Inspector Tom Doyle to take her under their protection, Kit follows a tangled path that leads from a prestigious gentlemen’s club fronting a hellish secret to a vengeful native tribe and dangerous, ancient magics.

 

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Jul 012014
 

Something Like a Lady by Kay Springsteen and Kim Bowman
Series: Lady (# 2)
Release Date: April 10, 2013
Publisher: Astraea Press
Pages: 375
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

There are worse things than hiding in a derelict old cottage, battling field mice, and sucking on one’s last lemon. Or so Lady Annabella Price firmly believes. For example, spending the Season in London with her stepbrother and husband-hunting, as her mother has ordered. Instead, Annabella sends her maid in her place and exults in her questionable triumph… until the insufferable Lord Seabrook shows up.

It seems like a simple favor for a friend, something to distract him from his need to find an acceptable wife. Jonathan Durham, Fourth Earl of Seabrook, travels to Haselmere to find the duke’s stepsister and make certain no harm has befallen her. But Annabella is no damsel in distress. She’s a willful, spirited lady, and the impetuous beauty intrigues Seabrook. When they’re caught in a compromising position and forced into a hurried marriage, Seabrook sees it as the perfect answer to both their problems. But how can he convince his unwilling bride to give their marriage a chance when she’s determined to have it dissolved?

 

 

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Jun 212014
 

Disenchanted & Co by Lynn Viehl
Series:  Disenchanted & Co (# 1)
Release Date:  January 28, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 417
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead.

Unlike most folks, Kit doesn’t believe in magic, but she can’t refuse to help Lady Diana Walsh, who claims a curse is viciously wounding her while she sleeps. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks are part of a more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband. 

Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of a nefarious deathmage and the unwelcome scrutiny of the police chief inspector. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. For the truth promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.

 

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Jun 162014
 

Once Upon a Kiss by Jayne Fresina
Series: Book Club Belles Society (# 1)
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

In the sleepy village of Hawcombe Prior, five young ladies of the local book society are reading a salacious romance called Pride and Prejudice. Upon finishing the book, the ladies race to find their own Mr. Darcy, and the handsome, mysterious Darius Wainwright is the perfect mark.

Justina Penny can’t understand why her fellow Belles are starry-eyed in the newcomer’s arrogant presence. But if the town’s only eligible bachelor marries anyone, it should be her sweet, beautiful sister. And it’s up to Justina to make it happen. How could this plan possibly go wrong?

 

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Jun 152014
 

Written in the Stars by Sherill Bodine and Patricia Rosemoor
Release Date: August 12, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Ignite
Pages: 208
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Chased by evil, two women discover their own magic to fight a villain’s curse on the Posey rings that draw them to the men they are destined to love…
In 1601, Lady Elizabeth York’s star-shaped birthmark proclaims her a child of magic.

When she arrives at Dunham Castle to marry Carlyle, heir to the Duke of Lennox, she finds enchantment in the eyes and touch of Will Grey, the Duke’s bastard son. Bewitched by Elizabeth, Will defies all for their love, and his jilted half-brother places a curse on them both.

Searching for a treasure ship sunk long ago, present-day marine archeologist Cordelia Ward is pursued romantically by both salvager Innis Foley and treasure hunter Morgan Murphy. She is haunted by a
murderous nightmare where one man is the killer and the other the victim.

But which man is her enemy – which one her soul mate?

Can a journal that belonged to her ancestress, Lady Elizabeth York show her the answers… in time to save her true love?

 

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