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BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON

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BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTONBecause of Miss Bridgerton Series: Rokesbys #1
Published by Avon Genres: Historical


 

Billie Bridgerton has long known she would likely marry a Rokesby brother.  After all, the Bridgertons and Rokesbys are more family than neighbors and she grew up running wild with Edward, Andrew, and Mary Rokesby.  But when a feral feline rescue goes wrong, it’s George Rokesby, the heir to the earldom, who Billie finds herself stranded with.  George is the one Rokesby Billie cannot abide.  And the feeling is mutual; the two of them are always sniping at each other.

 

Except…something strange seems to be happening.  Billie feels like she’s truly seeing George for the first time.  And he her.  She couldn’t possibly be falling in love with her favorite nemesis…could she?

 

Because of Miss Bridgerton is bright, engaging, and utterly charming.  As a longtime fan of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series, I was delighted to get a chance to revisit the beloved family, even if in a prequel series.  The titular Miss Bridgerton in this tale is the aunt of the eight beloved siblings, and the clever, competitive, and endearing apples don’t fall too far from the tree.  Billie is the oldest of the Bridgerton siblings, and as there’s such an age gap between her and her younger brother, for a longtime she was raised almost like a boy.  At twenty-three she runs her family estate, taking an interest in agriculture that would surely scandalize society, and she has no interest in settling down.  Billie assumes she’ll one day marry Edward or Andrew Rokesby, and as they are more like brothers to her she’s in no rush to wed.  George is the one Rokesby who drives her mad.  He seems staid and serious and they constantly needle one another.  George complements Billie perfectly.  Yes, he’s quieter than the rest and has been raised never to forget he will inherit an earldom one day.  But George can match Billie jab-for-jab and when they’re not bickering things get surprisingly heated.

 

Billie and George have a wonderful slow-burn romance and it was fantastic to watch them unwittingly fall in love with one another.  I loved that George not only accepted Billie for the unusual woman that she was, but adored that about her.  And Billie never pressures George to change, but rather comes to admire and love him for his true nature.  They’re both fairly well-adjusted characters, but in falling in love they come fully into who they’re meant to be and it was lovely to watch.

 

As I previously mentioned, Because of Miss Bridgerton is a prequel of sorts to the beloved Bridgerton series.  It easily stands on its own, but there are some incredibly fun callbacks to the Bridgerton series.  From the Mallet of Death to the appearance of a couple of jovial (if slightly dim) Berbrookes to the behavior of the wonderful Bridgerton and Rokesby siblings, there’s enough in Because of Miss Bridgerton to satisfy Brigerton fans while not overtaking the story.  All in all, I had a blast reading Billie and George’s book – it’s bright, fun, and has all the charm I’ve come to expect from Ms. Quinn’s writing.  I devoured Because of Miss Bridgerton in one sitting and my only complaint is that I have to wait to read the next Rokesbys book, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband.

SWAYING THE MARINE’S LOYALTY by Charlie Richards

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SWAYING THE MARINE’S LOYALTY by Charlie RichardsSwaying the Marine's Loyalty by Charlie Richards
Published by eXtasy Books Genres: MM, Paranormal

Sergeant Armand Zeroni had barely been back to base forty-eight hours after a grueling deployment before the strangest thing happened.  Armand awoke in a bed he didn’t recognize, in a room he didn’t know.  Even crazier was finding General Jackson Parker tied to a chair in another room down the hall.  Releasing his superior the two quietly made their way out of the house and spent a cold night in the forest before coming across Zakhar Kuznetsov, who points them toward the trailhead and freedom.

 

Believing they’ve successfully evaded their captors Armand and the General are furious when they are recaptured and quickly separated.  It’s disconcerting to realize Zakhar played them and the story Armand is told can’t possibly be true.

 

It’s a lot for the steady, down to earth marine to swallow.  Stories of shifters, vampires, and secret labs seem too farfetched to be real, yet there must be some truth in the whole thing because Armand has never felt such a powerful desire for another.  If Zakhar is being honest with Armand about their bond maybe the rest of his crazy talk is real as well.

 

Author Charlie Richards continues to breathe fresh life into her popular long running Wolves of Stone Ridge series.  The thirty-sixth installment is Swaying The Marine’s Loyalty.  Characters deal with another twist in the war between paranormals and scientists bent on their destruction.  This time out Armand Zeroni, a solid marine is brought into their world by way of his beloved Zakhar, a vampire.  Embrace Swaying the Marine’s Loyalty where love and honor actually mean something.

$50 GIVEAWAY! SPIRIT FREED by Cyndi Faria

$50 GIVEAWAY! SPIRIT FREED by Cyndi Faria

Award Winning Author Cyndi Faria is releasing the next book in her Whisper Cove series, SPIRIT FREED on Valentine’s Day!  She’s excited to share with you Dane and Abigail’s quest for happily-ever-after. The Whisper Cove series is sexy paranormal fantasy with a twist of magic. SPIRIT FREED is an excellent romance to cuddle up with this Valentine’s Day. If you need assurance that undying love is possible…this is the book for you!

 

Author Cyndi Faria is hosting a SPIRIT FREED Release Day Facebook Party on Valentine’s Day from 4 P.M. – 7 P. M. PST.  Joining her will be various authors including Virna DePaul, Tawny Weber, Rochelle French, Kristen Miller, Anna Stewart, Suzanne Vince, Grace Conley, Marie Boothf, Tina Gower & more. There will be lots of prizes up for grabs including a $50 Amazon eGift Card, autographed books, swag & more! Cyndi would love to see you there!Continue Reading

Giveaway! THE KING’S FATE by Rissa Blakeley

Giveaway! THE KING’S FATE by Rissa Blakeley

The Kings Fate

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Book Title: The King’s Fate
Author: Rissa Blakeley
Genre: Paranormal Romance,Erotic (M/M & M/F/M)
Release Date: June 7, 2016
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In a world where Fae and Vampire will forever be at odds, a Vampire wins the crown, ruling the Fae Realm for the first time in history.

An Incubus, Leolin Kyffin, and his barren Succubus, Louise Bach, plot to end King Zachariah Orsova’s life, allowing them to rule the Fae Realm.

Through Louise’s encouragement, Leolin walks into a female Vampire’s dream and mates with her, breaking Zachariah’s law. His hope is to create what he thinks will be the most powerful half-breed known to the Realm.

When Zachariah kills the Succubus, Leolin vows revenge, sacrificing his half-breed son, Monty Saxon, and using him as a pawn to tear out the King’s heart, hoping to make him feel the pain of death while living.

When Leolin walks into Zachariah’s dreams, he fills his mind with unimaginable thoughts and desires. Doing the same to Monty, he secures his devious plot, patiently waiting for the precise moment Zachariah and Monty will be brought together as one.

The choices Leolin makes all add up to delivering a fate worse than death to his half-breed son and the King of the Fae Realm. Will Leolin avenge the murder of Louise? Will Zachariah and Monty survive, or will they be left suffering in the end?Continue Reading

WHISKERS OF A CHANCE by Tempeste O’Riley

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WHISKERS OF A CHANCE by Tempeste O’RileyWhiskers of a Chance by Tempeste O’Riley
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: MM, Paranormal

The Glacier Rim Tribe of lynx shifters is run by an autocratic Alpha whose ruthless, arrogant leadership style has driven his own grown children away.  Keith Skyler, his widowed sister Taylor, and her son moved to a house on the opposite end of Seattle using the distance to their jobs as the reason.

 

Butting heads with his father over everyday issues was enough to convince Keith to move to the other side of town.  If his father ever suspected that Keith had no intention of mating a woman things would’ve gotten really bad.  Supposedly there’s no such thing as a gay lynx or the gift of a true mate.  With those thoughts in the back of his mind the Alpha heir couldn’t understand the meaning of the delectable scent in the air as he brought furniture into their new home.

 

IT expert Jason Grant watched the sexy eye candy move in next door.  He uses the excuse of bringing over a casserole to welcome his new neighbor.  It’s too much to hope that the new guy is gay, but apparently the heavens were listening when Jason introduces himself.  Surprisingly Keith is more than interested because the goddess Bast has granted the lynx his wildest wish.  Jason is about to have his world turned upside down.

 

Author Tempeste O’Riley breathes fresh life into the tried and true storyline Whiskers of a Chance.  Likeable characters keep readers engaged in their sensual and lively romance.  Exacting secondary characters also play important parts and strengthen the tale.  A thoroughly entertaining love story – Whiskers of a Chance gives Keith and Jason the chance of a lifetime.  An excellent adventure.

CLAIMED BY THE MATE by Kate Douglas & A.C. Arthur

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Happy Release! LOVE ON A SUMMER NIGHT by Zoe York

Happy Release! LOVE ON A SUMMER NIGHT
by Zoe York

  Title: Love On A Summer Night Series: Pine Harbour Author: Zoe York Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Day Blitz: November 24 Hosted by: S.B.B. Promotions Never say never. Especially not to a determined bad boy. Zander Minelli is exactly the wrong kind of man. He’s dark, dangerous, and knows far too much about sawed-off shotguns.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

GIVEAWAY BLITZ! WHAT LOVE CAN DO by Virna DePaul

GIVEAWAY BLITZ! WHAT LOVE CAN DO
by Virna DePaul

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Virna DePaul welcomes readers Home to Green Valley! Home to Green Valley marks the beginning of a remarkable contemporary romance series rich with emotion and memorable characters.  Prepare to fall in love with the five Irish O’Neill brothers as they journey to their mother’s birthplace and discover WhatContinue ReadingContinue Reading

TWO BEARS FOR CHRISTMAS by Tianna Xander

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PROTECTING HIS WITCH by Zoe Forward

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TWO FOR TAMARA by Elle Boon

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INFERNAL ICE by Joceline Farrah

INFERNAL ICE by Joceline Farrah

Beneath the sun kissed skies and the glamour of South Beach, Stygians and mortals co-exist under an uneasy alliance. Governed by strict rules known as Stygian protocol, they live by one most sacred and cardinal rule: Never comingle with mortals. Grief stricken, caseworker Jessa Belle Jones loses herself in her job, after the love ofContinue Reading

Featured: FALLING OR FLYING by R. G. Alexander

Featured: FALLING OR FLYING by R. G. Alexander

  Joely knows the island of Eden and its moods better than most. Apilot for itsexclusive clientele and the eyes and ears of Eden’s reclusive Master, she’s finally found a place where she truly belongs. Though kink is as common as coconuts in Eden, she’s not about to risk her position—or her heart—by indulging herContinue Reading

Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery

Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery

Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery Published by Harlequin on 2014-06-01 Genres: Contemporary Format: Paperback New York Times bestselling sensation Susan Mallery returns to Fool’s Gold, California, where it’s true that sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs… Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women—from cheaters to fame chasers. Still, theContinue Reading

EVENING STARS by Susan Mallery

EVENING STARS by Susan Mallery

Evening Stars by Susan Mallery Published by Harlequin on 2014-03-01 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the poignant tale of two sisters on the verge of claiming their dreams.Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More Learn More HERE

RISING ASSETS by Rebecca Zanetti

RISING ASSETS by Rebecca Zanetti

Rising Assets by Rebecca Zanetti Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC on 2014-03-31 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance New York Times and USA Today Best Seller Rebecca Zanetti has released the latest book in her Montana Mavericks series from Entangled Brazen, RISING ASSETS! You can get it for 99 cents for a limited time only! BookContinue Reading

WHEN WE MET by Susan Mallery

WHEN WE MET by Susan Mallery

When We Met by Susan Mallery Published by Harlequin on 2014-05-01 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool’s Gold, where a newcomer to town might finally meet the man she never knew she needed… Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars thatContinue Reading

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