BLOG TOUR! THE OTHER MISS BRIDGERTON BY JULIA QUINN (@puretextualitypr @avonbooks)

She was in the wrong place…

Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers’ hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain’s bed…

He found her at the wrong time…

Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he’s stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he’s stuck with her.

Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?

When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew’s secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart…?

 

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BLOG TOUR! A SCOT’S SURRENDER BY LILY MAXTON (@puretextuality @LilyMaxton @EntangledPub)

When his brother leaves him in charge of Llynmore Castle, Robert Townsend is determined to make everything go smoothly. What does it matter if he’s inexplicably drawn to Ian Cameron, the estate’s stoic steward? Robert is sure he can ignore the way the Highlander’s apparent dislike of him gets under his skin. They’ll muddle along just fine so long as they avoid one another. An excellent plan…until a fire forces Ian into the castle—and Robert’s personal space.

Ian Cameron has worked for everything he owns, unlike spoiled Robert Townsend. And he may not have friends, but he has the Highlands and the stars, and what more could he really need? But when a guest’s stolen possession appears in his room, he doesn’t have much choice but to admit to the handsome and aggravatingly charming Townsend brother that he needs help. To solve this mystery, they’ll have to put aside their differences. And as Ian learns more about Robert, he’ll have to guard his heart…or it may be the next thing stolen.

 

 

About The Book

A Scot’s Surrender
by Lily Maxton

Series
The Townsends #3

Genre
Adult
Historical Romance
M/M Romance

Publisher
Entangled Publishing

Publication Date
March 12, 2018

Purchase Links
Amazon  |  Kobo  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Google Play  |  Entangled Publishing

 

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About Lily Maxton

When his brother leaves him in charge of Llynmore Castle, Robert Townsend is determined to make everything go smoothly. What does it matter if he’s inexplicably drawn to Ian Cameron, the estate’s stoic steward? Robert is sure he can ignore the way the Highlander’s apparent dislike of him gets under his skin. They’ll muddle along just fine so long as they avoid one another. An excellent plan…until a fire forces Ian into the castle—and Robert’s personal space.

Ian Cameron has worked for everything he owns, unlike spoiled Robert Townsend. And he may not have friends, but he has the Highlands and the stars, and what more could he really need? But when a guest’s stolen possession appears in his room, he doesn’t have much choice but to admit to the handsome and aggravatingly charming Townsend brother that he needs help. To solve this mystery, they’ll have to put aside their differences. And as Ian learns more about Robert, he’ll have to guard his heart…or it may be the next thing stolen.

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REVIEW! FINDING GABRIEL by @RachelLDemeter

BLURB 

Colonel Gabriel de Laurent departed for the war intending to die.

After a decade of bloodstained battlegrounds while fighting in Napoleon’s army, Gabriel returns to the streets of Paris a shattered and haunted soul. Plagued by inner demons, he swallows the barrel of his flintlock pistol and pulls the trigger.

But fate has a different plan.


Ariah Larochelle is a survivor. Orphaned at twelve and victim to a devastating crime, she has learned to keep her back to walls and to trust no one. But when she finds a gravely injured soldier washed up on the River Seine, she’s moved by compassion. In spite of her reservations, she rescues him from the icy water and brings him into her home.


Now scarred inside and out, Gabriel discovers a kindred spirit in Ariah—and feelings he imagined lost forever reawaken as he observes her strength in the face of adversity. But when Ariah’s own lethal secrets unfold, their new love is threatened by ancient ghosts. Can Gabriel and Ariah find hope in the wreckage of their pasts—or will the cycle of history repeat again?


Perfect for fans of Gaelen Foley’s Lord of Ice and Judith James’s Broken WingFinding Gabriel features all the dark romance, searing passion, and historical intrigue of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.



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REVIEW

Rachel Demeter has delivered another captivating novel!

I was immediately drawn in by the distraught hero, Gabriel, and his desperate attempt to escape his tortured life.  Enter Ariah, the heroine, and I was hooked! Both characters are introduced with a resounding sadness, which makes it hard not to pull for their happiness.  The tug of war involving emotions progresses in an interesting manner, and the bonds that form are beautiful.  

The secondary characters help make the story whole, and the writing is exquisite.  Setting is brought to life with extraordinary talent, and the sensual scenes are breathtaking.  I was heartbroken as Ariah suffered a not-so-unusual mistreatment during the era, and on pins and needles as the lovers face an expected obstacle.  

I couldn’t put this down, but I’ve come to expect greatness from this author.  She never disappoints!

An extraordinary Historical Fiction that I highly recommend! 
*PTSD, suicide/suicidal tendencies, violence, and sex make this content for Adults Only*



 BOOK TRAILER

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I live in the beautiful hills of Anaheim, California with Teddy, my goofy lowland sheepdog, and high school sweetheart of eleven years. I enjoy writing dark, poignant romances that challenge the reader’s emotions and explore the redeeming power of love.

Imagining dynamic worlds and characters has been my passion for longer than I can remember. Before learning how to read or write, I would dictate stories while my mom would jot them down for me. I hold a special affinity for the tortured hero and unconventional romances. Whether crafting the protagonist or antagonist, I ensure every character is given a soul.

I endeavor to defy conventions by blending elements of romance, suspense, and horror. Some themes my stories never stray too far from: forbidden romance, soul mates, the power of love to redeem, mend all wounds, and triumph over darkness.

My dream is to move readers and leave an emotional impact through my words. ♥

Don’t be a stranger! I absolutely love to connect and interact:  

The Courtship Dance by Candace Camp

EXCERPT FROM AMAZON:

Lady Francesca Haughston had given up on romance for herself, finding passion instead in making desirable matches for others. So it seemed only fair, when she learned she had been deceived into breaking her own long-ago engagement to Sinclair, Duke of Rochford, that she now help him find the perfect wife.

Of course, Francesca was certain any spark of passion between them had long since died—her own treatment of him had seen to that. The way Sinclair gazed at her or swept her suddenly into his arms…well, that was merely practice for when a younger, more suitable woman caught his eye. But soon Francesca found his lessons in love scandalously irresistible—and a temptation that could endanger them both.

REVIEW:

Have you ever been young and listened to the wrong person and regretted the decisions you made based on that information?  That is what happens to Lady Francesca Haughston.  Lady Francesca made the choice to break off her secret engagement to Sinclair, Duke of Rochford, without listening to his explanation.  She immediately jumps into a bad marriage.  Fast forward 15 years, Lady Francesca is now a widow, living hand to mouth and hiding it from all of society.  To help supplement her income she has taken to helping polish young girls and assist them in making good society matches.  Feeling melancholy she decides to help her old friend, Sinclair, find a wife.  How will the Duke handle this?  Will our matchmaking lady find she had taken on more than she bargained for?  Find out how their story goes!  Thanks Ms. Camp for another addition to this wonderful series!

Rated 3 Bookworms

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How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling (@vickydreiling)

I originally reviewed this book when I started my blog in 2011.  My blog fizzled out and I have since revamped and expanded.  I decided to review this again and include some fun stuff from Vicky Dreiling. 

This is Vicky’s debut romance and I was hooked from the get go.  Our heroine is Tessa Mansfield who considers herself a spinster and has created her own life as a ton matchmaker.  Tristan, Duke of Shelbourne has decided that it is time to set up his nursery and hires Tessa to find him a bride.  Humor commences as Tessa creates a courtship between the Duke and twenty-four of London’s most eligible debutantes.  I find it hysterical that Tessa creates a “game show” style process to find the next Duchess of Shelbourne.  I love the friendship and chemistry that develops between the characters.  I have read all of Vicky’s books and this is one that is on my permanent keep list. 

Now on to some fun stuff!  Vicky Dreiling posted the following on her Facebook page and I thought it was so funny, I wanted to include it here!  I contacted her and she agreed to let me post it on my blog.  As a struggling author, I found it to be a lighthearted gaggle of laughs!  Enjoy.

Vicky Dreiling’s How to Survive and Thrive List for Debut Authors 

How to Celebrate your First Sale 

  1. Squee in your agent’s ear.  Apologize profusely afterward.
  2. Call your friends and insist on meeting up at your favorite Mexican food restaurant for celebratory Chambord swirl margaritas.
  3. Spend part of your first advance check on something special-you earned it!
  4. Eat lots of chocolate.  It is one of the basic food groups for writers. 

How to Prepare your First Revision Letter 

  1. Buy post-it notes in many colors.  They are your friends and make the printed pages look pretty.
  2. You will need the printed version because page numbers will change as you revise.
  3. Stock up on your caffeinated beverage of choice.
  4. Memorize the phone numbers and/or website addresses of Pizza Hut, the local Chinese delivery service and Chili’s to go,
  5. Eat lots of chocolate.  It is one of the basic food groups of authors. 

How to be a Glamorous Almost Published Author 

  1. Make an appointment with a photographer for your author photo.
  2. Try on several outfits and decide you deserve a new one for the photo.
  3. Smear mascara under your eyes.  You’re out of practice putting on makeup since you became a recluse.
  4. Ask the photographer if he can work miracles with Photo Shop.
  5. Eat lots of chocolate.  It is one of the basic food groups for authors. 

How to Write your First Dedication and Acknowledgements 

  1. Sniff a little as you dedicate your book to someone special who helped you make your dream come true.
  2. Thank your wonderful editor whose insights made your book so much better.
  3. Thank your Uber Talented agent who knew exactly how to sell your book.
  4. Sniff a little as you thank all your fabulous writing friends and family members who encouraged you along the journey.
  5. Eat lots of chocolate.  It is one of the basic food groups for authors. 

How to Stay Sane as You Realize You Didn’t Prepare Enough 

  1. Call your published friends and beg them to tell you what works for publicity.  Friends will tell you nobody knows.  Don’t freak out.  And don’t overspend (Hah!).
  2. Get a professional website.  Don’t skimp as this is your window shop to the world.
  3. Social media is not an option.  Embrace it.  You’ll make friends and gain name awareness.
  4. Admire your Advance Reader Copies.  Keep one and give the others away on blog tour.
  5. Eat lots of chocolate.  It is one of the basic food groups for authors.

 Reprinted with permission of Vicky Dreiling.

Rated 5 Bookworms

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When the Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

When the Duke Found Love (Wylder Sisters, #3)When the Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received an ARC of this book to review and I have to admit I was a little bit disappointed. The two main characters Lady Diana Wylder and the Duke of Sheffield seem more like immature children then responible adults. Lady Diana has had a few indescretions and is now being told that she has to make a respectable marriage. Her mother produces Lord Crump, who seems to be a stodgy man with rigid discipline and strong morals. Lady Diana is turned off immediately because he is not a handsome man and seems cold. While in the park she meets Sheffield but at the time they do not exchange names. Lady Diana is enthralled by him because of his looks and personality.

Sheffield is told that the King is mad at him for his liasons in Paris with a married woman and he has to marry a respectable woman. He is introduced to Lady Enid and discovers that she is in love with a simple tutor. They concoct the scheme to pretend to be engaged and Lady Enid will elope with her true intended at the end of the season. Lady Diana in a fit of temper accepts Lord Crumps marriage offer without realizing the falseness of Sheffield’s engagement. She ends up playing “chaperone” with Lady Enid and Sheffield, which allows him to get closer to Lady Diana since their trips are excuses so Lady Enid can see her lover.

Sheffield and Lady Diana end up running away and eloping together. I just felt like I was reading about spoiled children the entire book and was left disappointed.

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The Importance of Being Wicked by Miranda Neville

This was an ARC that I received for review. I am a fan of Miranda Neville’s books and this one did not disappoint. Caro Townsend is a widow who shocked the ton by running away at the age of seventeen and marrying a bad boy. Now that her husband is dead and left her almost penniless she is struggling to find her place. She brings her cousin, Anna, who is an heiress to love with her. That is how she meets Thomas Fitzcharles, Duke of Castleton. Thomas pays a call on the ladies because he is searching for a wealthy heiress and Anna fits the bill. What he doesn’t expect to find is the beautiful and passionate Caro. Where Caro is exciting and loving, Thomas is conservative and ducal. It’s amazing to see Thomas fall under her spell and grow as a man.

This is a beautifully written story that involves amazing artists, beautiful hearts, crazy friends and love. I give it 4.5 stars and recommend it to all.

How to Deceive a Duke by Lecia Cornwall

I have to admit that I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this book or not. The idea that one bride can be substituted for another kind of left a funny taste in my mouth but I have to admit that this one actually made it seem real.

Meg has been the strong sister in the family since her father’s death and has kept the family out of debtors prison. When the Duchess of Temberlay, asks her sister, Rose to marry her grandson Nicholas, the current Duke, she sees this as the answer to her prayers. Rose is not thrilled at the prospect of marrying the Devil Duke and elopes prior to the wedding. This puts Meg in the awkward position of marrying in her sister’s place. Since the groom had never met the bride or even knew her name, this worked at first. Turns out this was in the Duchess’s plans and Meg’s name was included in all the marital documents.

Lies and distrust do not a marriage make and Nicholas and Meg share a lot of lies between them. When Nicholas leaves to return to war they both realize theirs is a love for the ages.

This is a really good story and I recommend it to all.

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Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James

I really enjoyed Phoebe and Griffin’s story. There is just something about a pirate that says yummy. This is a novella that flows with or without the addition of The Ugly Duchess.

Griffin was 17 when he married the lovely and older Phoebe and with having some, let’s say difficulty, on his wedding night he jumped through the window and went to get drunk. He was pressed to join a ship and woke up in the middle of the ocean. He proceeded to begin the life of a pirate later to become a privateer. Fast forward 14 years and he has now been injured and realizes that he wants to go home to the wife he left behind.

When he left his wife, she was a virgin, when he comes home it is to find three children waiting for him. Griffin takes things in stride and realizes that he made a mistake leaving his wife unsatisfied all those years ago and vows to fix that as soon as possible.

An Eloisa James novel is always a good choice to read and this is no exception. The taming of a rake or in this instance, a pirate, is always a great story.

The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James

What an amazing book! I am never disappointed when I pick up one of Eloisa’s books. Theo is one of those characters that you can not help but to relate to. How many times have we looked out ourselves and made comparisons to the Ugly Duckling? Most romance novels have the perfect English rose type girl and I love how she has stepped out of that mold and made someone realistic. James is a man that sees beyond what lies on the surface and appreciates Theo for the beauty that she holds within. Even though their marriage does not start out as it should and a lot of conflict, hurt and pain follows, love will rule out in the end. I love these two amazing people and hope that she includes them in stories to come!