Friday, August 1, 2014

THE SECRETS OF A SCOUNDREL by Gaelen Foley

The Secrets of a Scoundrel (Inferno Club Series #7)Two copies of this book will be given away.  To be eligible to win please leave your name or a comment, on Could You Be A Spy?


 THE SECRETS OF A SCOUNDREL by Gaelen Foley
The mere touch of your hand intoxicates me to the point of distraction

Virginia, Lady Burke has been allowed through widowhood the freedom to do as she desires and champion causes that must be fought.  Gin is albeit an illegal one, also the daughter of the found of “The Order” an elite group of men he brought together to fight for the rights of all society.  When Gin needs help with her latest mission the one man she knows she can trust is Nick, Lord Forrester.  Her father held Nick close to his heart and trained him personally even though Nick tried to lead his own way and found himself in a bit of hot water on occasion.  Now all will be well if Gin can get Nick out of prison and on board with her plan plus perhaps a bath would be great.

There is to be an exclusive night of illegal trading that brings buyers and sellers from all over the world together and Gin had a marker that would have allowed her access.  She must attend to save the young women that have been abducted and are about to be sold in nefarious futures.  Yet the marker she had was stolen by a man she trusted and yet Gin is forced to trust Nick he will not prove her wrong in asking for his help.

Nick freely gives himself to Gin saying out loud it is to gain his freedom but in his heart he knows that this woman is the one to set his heart free.  He has been treated like a commodity his entire life and only Gin sees him as a man who longs for love and the warmth of a woman’s touch against his face.  Together they can become strong warriors and agents who long to set right the wrongs they see.  Gin fights strong beside him never taking the easy route to success and when things go badly she even gives herself up to save the man she loves.

Only Gaelen Foley can keep a series fresh, write the most romantic of stories, with characters that possess such depth in mind and heart.  Every historical romance should bring this much reading pleasure to its owner

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

DEBRA HOLT (Guest Blogging) with UNDER TEXAS BLUE SKIES

    Welcome Debra Holt....who is giving away a $25.00 BandN Giftcard giveaway with a rafflecopter listed below.

     Reading a good romance was a means of escape for me from my regular daily routine for many years.  As countless readers have done, I would finish the book and then think to myself, “I can write a book like that.”  Of course, I never actually did put pen to paper…at that time.  Fast forward many years into the future, and I am having lunch with my dear friend, Jan.  Out of the blue, she asks me a question: “If you could be doing anything you want right now, what would it be?”  I responded without hesitation, “I would be in the mountains in a cabin, writing my books.”

     Her response was quite simple.  “Why aren’t you?”  Well, I had to look at that question and before I knew it, I had gone home and sat down in front of the laptop screen.  By the end of that weekend, I had put 30,000 words on screen.  There was no turning back after that.  The stories began to pour forth.  Once the first one was completed, the next step was to do something with it.  After much thought and research, I decided that the best thing for me was to find an agent who might take me on.  Long story short, after 8 months of working with one on the manuscript…edit and re-edit…I was offered representation.

     I still have my regular ‘day job.’  The difference is that every spare moment is spent writing yet another story that just won’t stay out of my head.  I also made the decision to stay true to a very important caveat in writing.  ‘Write what you love to read’…so very true!  I love to read contemporary western romances and that is what I write.  I grew up with those handsome cowboys and in Texas, females are feisty and have minds of our own!  What better combinations for a great read?

     Under Texas Blue Skies came about one day as I was thinking about all the great times I had listening to country music  and going to those old country dance halls.  J.D. Sterling was typical of a young cowboy, with little prospects but lots of talent…most of all, a big dream.  He also knew that his only chance was to leave the small Texas town and go after his fortune.  The only thing holding him back was the fact he had fallen hard for a girl…Mandy Lawson…with eyes the color of the Texas blue sky and a heart she had given to him almost the moment they had met.  Vows of love forever and dreams of a perfect life together soon fell into ashes.  J.D. never returned to her, even when he achieved the stardom he sought.  Mandy grew up the hard way and put a wall around her heart. 

Then, one day, J.D. strolls back into town intent on one thing…finding the heart he left behind.  Except time changes people and tragedy can strike anyone.  Love lost may never be found again.

Bio: Debra Holt    Born and raised in the Lone Star state of Texas, Debra grew up among horses, cowboys, wide open spaces, and real Texas Rangers.  Pride in her state and ancestry knows no bounds and it is these heroes and heroines she loves to write about the most.  She also draws upon a variety of life experiences including working with abused children, caring for baby animals at a major zoo, and owning a wedding planning business (ah, romance!).

     Debra’s real pride and joys, however, are her son, an aspiring film actor, and a daughter with aspirations to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more story ideas!)  When she isn’t busy writing about tall Texans and feisty heroines, she can be found cheering on her Texas Tech Red Raiders, or heading off on another cruise adventure.  She read her first romance...Janet Dailey's Fiesta San Antonio, over thirty years ago and became hooked on the genre. Writing contemporary western romances,  is both her passion and dream come true, and she hopes her books will bring smiles...and sighs... to all who believe in happily-ever-after’s. 

     The Seymour Agency represents Debra and she is soon to have two contemporary romances published by Spencer Hill/Tulip Romance and Astraea Press. Debra invites you to visit her website at www.debraholtbooks.com.  She loves to hear from other aspiring authors or readers via email at debraholtbooks@gmail.com

Excerpt:  J.D. Sterling, country music’s sexy superstar, has come home again.  He has achieved his wildest dreams and did what he set out to do when he shook the dirt of the small Texas town from his boot heels a dozen years before.

Now, he’s returned for the final piece of the puzzle to completing his life….the girl who holds his heart.  Mandy.

Amanda Lawson has grown up.  From sheer heartbreak to struggling to survive to becoming a shrewd businesswoman, she has taught herself to never look back.  She survived once before the wild, green-eyed cowboy with only a guitar to his name and a pocketful of dreams.  He took her heart and so much more when he left her behind with his hollow vows.


Mandy was his muse…J.D. was her dream.  Despite tragedy, can they find their way home to each other again?  


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Excerpt from Lila DiPasqua’s “Undone” A slight smile on his lips, he approached, moving with confidence and a masculine grace that exuded authority, and stopped at the foot of her bed.
Marta gave a quick curtsy and left, quietly closing the door behind her.
Oh God, she had no idea where she was, who he was. One thing was certain: she’d never seen this dark-haired stranger before. He wasn’t the sort of man any woman would forget.

About “Undone” One sinfully seductive hero on a dangerous mission. One mysterious beauty intent on guarding her secrets. One steamy, emotionally charged historical romance from the acclaimed Fiery Tales Series…Inspired by Rapunzel…Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning

Part of the Fiery Tales Series

About the Book: A boxed set with ten sizzling historical romances from ten bestselling historical romance authors. Fall in love with fabulous tales of intrigue, suspense, wit, and passion featuring dukes, rogues, alpha heroes…and the women who can’t resist them. JUST 99 CENTS from July 27 - Sept. 21---then it disappears FOREVER!

Scoundrel Ever After by Darcy Burke - Once upon a time there was a very bad boy who met a very nice girl....

Lady of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle - Educating a man in the art of love takes time. Lots of it.

Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson - Passion and secrets simmer against the glittering backdrop of 19th century musical celebrity.

To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield by Bronwen Evans - What's a lady to do when a notorious rake wins her estate in a game of cards?

Undone by Lila DiPasqua – One steamy, emotionally charged retelling of Rapunzel…Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning…

The Problem with Seduction by Emma Locke - Elizabeth Spencer needs a man. She doesn't need to like him—because while she needs a man, she doesn't particularly want one.

A Dangerous Invitation by Erica Monroe - Daniel O'Reilly returns to win back Kate Morgan’s heart and prove he's innocent of murder.

Once Upon a Duke by Eva Devon - A widow looking to get seduced. A duke more than willing to oblige.

Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna - A marquis with a guilty past takes a bride in a world where love is fatal.

Dark Surrender By Erica Ridley - Trapped in darkness…. Their passion burns bright!

About Darcy Burke: A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.


About Bronwen Evans: USA Today Bestselling Author Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes.
Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2012, and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. Her first self-published novella, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, was a FINALIST in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 201,2 and a finalist in the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Historical 2013. Her first contemporary released December 2012, The Reluctant Wife, won the RomCon Readers’ Crown Best Category 2013.

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About Lila DiPasqua: Lila DiPasqua is a multi-published, national bestselling author of historical romance with heat. Her novels are published by Penguin/Berkley, as well as having self-published works.
She is best known for her critically acclaimed Fiery Tales series. Her books have been featured on Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.
She lives with her husband and three children in Canada and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after.

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About Delilah Marvelle: Delilah Marvelle is the winner of the Reviewer's Choice for Best Sensual Historical Romance of the Year and had Booklist name her historical romance 'Forever and a Day' one of the TOP 10 Romances of the year. When she isn't writing, she's digging through inappropriate research books that include anything in history having to do with courtesans, brothels, sexual contraptions that were never properly used and other fascinating forms of dirty history that didn't make it into college textbooks. She includes all of her research in her books to ensure countless hours of entertainment and continues to take pride in knowing more about dirty history than most people feel comfortable with.


About Erica Ridley: Erica Ridley learned to read when she was three, which was about the same time she decided to be a writer when she grew up.
She is the author of three Gothic romances, Too Wicked to Kiss, Too Sinful to Deny and Dark Surrender, the vampire romance "Never Been Bitten" in the paranormal romance anthology Born To Bite, contemporary paranormal romances Charmed and Midwinter Magic, and the holiday fantasy romance Let It Snow.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest.


About Emma Locke: Emma Locke is a writer and engineer living in the Pacific Northwest, where she loves hiking with her dog, hot yoga and riding out the annual 330 days of rain. Hiking and yoga give her time to plot, the lack of sun makes for perfect writing weather, and as for her day job, the dichotomy seems to work: her analytic side ensures her passionate, satisfying love stories don't mulch under her bed, and her author side forces her to keep writing more.

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About Gina Danna: Gina has spent the better part of her life reading. History has been her love and she spent numerous hours devouring historical romance stories, dreaming of writing one of her own. Years later, after receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees in History, writing academic research papers and writing for museum programs and events, she finally found the time to write her own stories of historical romantic fiction.
Now, under the supervision of her three dogs and three cats, she writes amid a library of research books, with her only true break away is to spend time with her other life long dream – her Arabian horse – with him, her muse can play.


About Erica Monroe: Erica Monroe is a bestselling author of emotional, suspenseful romance. Though she has a Bachelor's degree in writing, she's been a secretary, a barista, and a retail assistant. Now Erica spends her days crafting lovable rogues and feisty heroines for her historical and new adult series. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina, and the Beau Monde Regency Romance chapter. When not writing, she is a chronic TV watcher, sci-fi junkie, lover of pit bulls, and shoe fashionista. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.

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About Eva Devon: Author of sexy and laugh out loud funny Regencies, I'm also Maire Claremont, creator of dark and angsty Victorians!


About Anthea Lawson: Anthea Lawson, called "a new star of Historical Romance" by Booklist, has won readers with her combination of spicy love scenes and elegant prose. Her first novel, PASSIONATE, was a Best First Book finalist in the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA awards.
Anthea also writes award-winning YA Urban Fantasy under the pen name Anthea Sharp.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

First-time-in-print-on-sale-day blitz! UNSTOPPABLE BY Shannon Richard

First-time-in-print-on-sale-day blitz!  UNSTOPPABLE BY Shannon Richard 

About UNSTOPPABLE
Some things you don't dare let go . . .
Melanie O'Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a chance on. He's agreed to help her students with a school project, but she's hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. Yet despite his heated glances and teasing touches, Mel senses there's something holding him back . . . Bennett Hart is grateful to be alive and back home in Mirabelle, Florida. Peaceful and uncomplicated-that's all he's looking for. Until a spunky, sexy-as-hell teacher turns his life upside down. After one smoldering kiss, Bennett feels like he's falling without a parachute. But with memories of his past threatening to resurface, he'll have to decide whether to keep playing it safe, or take the biggest risk of all. 

About Shannon Richard
Shannon Richard grew up in the Florida Panhandle as the baby sister of two overly protective but loving brothers. She was raised by a more than somewhat eccentric mother, a self-proclaimed vocabularist who showed her how to get lost in a book and a father who passed on his love for coffee and really loud music. She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English Literature and still lives in Tallahassee where she battles everyday life with writing, reading, and a rant every once in a while. Okay, so the rants might happen on a regular basis. She's still waiting for her Southern, scruffy, Mr. Darcy, and in the meantime writes love stories to indulge her overactive imagination. Oh, and she's a pretty big fan of the whimsy.

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Exerpt:  Oh God, who was she kidding? She’d never felt this way about any man before. Bennett was…well, infuriating to start with, but he was brave, smart, kind, funny, intense. There was nothing like having his full attention focused on her. He gave her way more than butterflies. It was like eagles were flapping around in her stomach whenever he was around. There were no flutters. They were freaking tidal waves.

Yeah, getting over Bennett was going to be way easier said than done.
Mel headed toward the supply closet at the back of her classroom where she locked up her purse in a filing cabinet. She grabbed the key and unlocked the top drawer, pulled out her purse, and slammed the drawer shut. When she turned around Bennett was standing in the doorway. Filling it completely. Mel stopped short and stared at him. His eyes were focused on her, the determination in them making all of the thoughts vacate her brain.

“I can’t leave you alone.” He came into the room and shut the door behind him. “And I’m not playing games.” He crossed the small space. “Or at least I’m not trying to.” He shook his head. “I think about you all the time.” He stopped in front of her, took the purse out of her hands, and put it on top of the filing cabinet. Then he reached up and touched her cheek. His fingers fanned out as he pushed his hand to the back of her head and tilted her face up.

Holy hell, what is happening?

She looked into his eyes, and her knees went just a little bit weak. She reached back and planted her hands against the wall, trying to find some balance, something to keep her upright, because she really didn’t want to miss this.

“Because I am interested in you, Mel.” He cupped her face with his other hand and ran his thumb across her lower lip. “Very interested.” He leaned forward and pressed his mouth to hers.

The kiss was soft and gentle at first, just his lips against hers. He took another step into her, pushing her back. When she hit the wall she gasped, and Bennett took advantage of her open mouth. He sucked her bottom lip into his mouth, and she couldn’t stop the moan that escaped her throat.

She plastered herself up against him, against every inch of his hard body. Her arms wound around his shoulders; her hands skittered up the back of his head. She opened her mouth further and his tongue touched hers. Bennett groaned as their tongues began a thorough exploration of each other’s mouths.

His hands were at the back of her head, his fingers deftly pulling out the pins that held up her bun. And then he was unwinding her hair, his hands plunging deep into her unruly curls.

“I’ve wanted to do this for so long,” he said against her mouth. “These curls of yours drive me out of my mind.”

“What stopped you?” She nipped at his lower lip.

“Pure stupidity,” he said, as he claimed her mouth again.

Holy cow, can this man kiss. I feel it everywhere, and do I mean everywhere! He had her toes curling in her shoes, all manner of body parts tingling where they were pushed up against his, and his hands were magic in her hair. One of his hands drifted down to her side. He touched her hip for a second before his hand slid to the small of her back. He held her to him, but really, she wasn’t going anywhere.

“Mel,” a voice called out from her classroom. “Are you here?”

There were only a few things that could bring Mel back to reality with the snap of a finger. The sound of her little brother’s voice was definitely one of them.

“Oh crap, it’s Hamilton,” Mel gasped, pulling back. Bennett’s hand was behind her head, and it prevented her from hitting the wall. “I’ll be right out!” she answered Hamilton, unable to completely cover up the breathy edge to her voice.

Bennett nodded. He let go of her reluctantly, and took a step back. “You’re going to have to give me a minute before I can go out there,” he said, clearing his throat uncomfortably.

“Oh,” she said, nodding. “Um, okay.”

Actually, she was going to need a minute, too. She knew her hair was everywhere, and she had a feeling Bennett’s scruffy jaw had left its fair share of marks on her face. Not to mention her thoroughly swollen lips.


Soooo worth it.


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Monday, July 28, 2014

HIDEAWAY COVE (Blog Tour) with ANNA SULLIVAN

He walked out of the office, saw her spine stiffen when she heard him coming up behind her where she sat at her desk. “How about some lunch?” he suggested, smiling over the way

her chin came up.
“I’m not hungry.”
“Coming down with the flu that’s going around?”
“No.”
“Upset about Lance? It couldn’t have been easy seeing him with Benji Sunday.”
Jessi whipped around to glare at him. “Like you give a da—” She broke off, and he watched her clamp down on the anger until she had herself firmly under control again.
It was fascinating. “I’m fine.”
“You’re not fine.”
“Don’t tell me what I am or how I feel. Go back to your little room and ignore me. You’re good at it.”
“But it pisses you off.”
“Like I have time to think about you.” She sniffed, pouted a little. “You don’t even make the list.”
“Maybe you could share some of the load. I have a shoulder or two that aren’t doing anything right now.”
Just for a moment, something flared in her eyes, something that looked like yearning. Then her gaze shuttered, and she turned her back on him again.
“C’mon, Jess, I’m not such a stranger anymore, not after that kiss the other day.”
She went quiet and still, and he knew she’d gotten caught in that memory the same way he did, every time he revisited it. Which was every other minute, he admitted.
“I’m sure you can find someone who’d love to put your shoulders, and the rest of your body parts, to work,” she said.
“Are we back on that again?”
“From what I hear, you’ve yet to get off.”
He grinned.
“I mean . . . You know what I mean.”
“You’re jealous,” he said, which made her spin back around and jerk to her feet.
“Of you?” she squeaked, jamming her hands on her hips. “Oh, I forgot, the whole world revolves.”
“Why can’t you just admit you missed me the last couple of days?”
She pasted a slight frown on her face, let it clear. “That’s right; I didn’t see you at all. Now I know why I had such a peaceful weekend.”
“Peaceful?” Hold gave a burst of derisive laughter. “Might as well try to sell bacon to a pig, darlin’. I’d as soon believe you weren’t half out of your mind with worry, seeing as Lance Proctor spent yesterday afternoon with Benji.”
“It’s none of your business, no matter what the rest of the people on this island think.”
“Island? Hell, you are an island, Jessi. You think you don’t need anybody else, that you can take all the weight of the world on your little shoulders forever without it burying you alive?”
“Benji and I—”
“The hell with this.” Hold grabbed her by the upper arms, jerked her to her feet, and took her mouth.
He’d expected at least a token resistance, and a token resistance was all Jessi made before she melted into him. Hold let the kiss spin into a soft and lovely exchange of warmth and comfort, let that warmth wind its way slowly into his blood and haze his mind.
Jessi wrapped her arms around his waist, pressed her tight little body against him, and tangled her tongue with his. The warmth in his blood turned to heat. His brain simply emptied out—so did the rest of him—emptied then filled back up with her. Her taste, her scent, her heat.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

BLOG TOUR with Rochelle Alers and MAGNOLIA DRIVE


About MAGNOLIA DRIVE: After a painful divorce and failed acting career, Francine Tanner packs her things and moves back to her hometown of Sanctuary Cove. There, she will join her mother in the family business as a hairstylist at the Beauty Box. Putting her LA dreams behind her, all Francine wants is to focus on rebuilding her life.

Keaton Grace is an independent film writer and director looking for a great place to open his own studio. After happening upon the small-town, he buys an abandoned building and surrounding lands to start his company. But he doesn't expect to bump into the beautiful Francine Tanner when he walks into the Beauty Box for a haircut and shave. Remembering her from a performance years ago in an off-Broadway show, he knows exactly what role she will play in his life.

Sparks fly between the two until Keaton reveals his plan-he wants Francine to star in his upcoming film. Tortured by her Hollywood past, she refuses to have anything to do with the film, even if it means letting go of their budding romance.

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About Rochelle Alers: Bestselling author, Rochelle Alers has nearly two million copies of her novels in print. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.   Website

MAGNOLIA DRIVE by Rochelle Alers

Always follow your passions where ever they lead you
Francine Tanner has had love and a career before she started working for her mother at the Beauty Box.  There was marriage to a man who did not fit any component of a love connection and being an actress was rewarding but not enough.  Now that she is working side by side with her mother doing hair and providing beauty to others with a conviction few question, Francine has found home.  Keaton Grace has been mesmerized by Francine’s talent when he first saw her on the stage and seeing her again in this sleepy little town is a quandary to him.  He know talent, he creates blockbuster movies, and he wants her talent almost as much as he wants her lips pressed against his.

As Keaton and Grace enjoy each other’s company, and learn what makes the other tick as well as tock Keaton realizes that his aspirations for Grace were off as she is fulfilling her dreams.  They are not Keaton’s dreams for her but he learns quickly that Grace is happy at the Beauty Box and surrounded by family is comfort for her soul.  Having to deal with his own family drama has been draining him of late and distracting him from creating a new life on Cavanaugh Island.  He draws inspiriation from his new home and the more time he spends their the rich history calls to him to tell its story and make the world know how great this little slice of heaven is and will remain that way forever.

There are some secrets that Keaton has shared but Grace is holding back and Keaton knows that in order for them to be completely committed she has to reveal the problems, drop her barriers, and let him in or they cannot build a future together.

Rochelle Alers has created a home for readers to settle into at night with a cup of tea, great conversation, and wonderful characters we think of as family.


Excerpt….
“You’re downstairs?”

“Yes, waiting for you to open the door.”

She turned on the lamp, scrambled out of bed, and walked on bare feet out of her bedroom, through the living dining room, and down the staircase leading to the first floor. She opened the door and within seconds found herself lifted off her feet as Keaton smothered her mouth in an explosive kiss. Francine cradled the short beard covering his face as he tightened his hold around her waist. He smelled of soap and clean linen. It was obvious he’d showered before coming to her.

Somehow she managed to extricate her mouth, her breasts rising and falling as if she’d run a grueling race. “Come inside before you give my neighbors an eyeful.”


Still holding her aloft, Keaton moved into the entryway and shouldered the door closed. He kicked off his running shoes. “If they’re that nosy then we should give them a real good show.”

Saturday, July 26, 2014

VIXEN IN VELVET by Loretta Chase


Vixen In Velvet

From the Diary of Leonie Noirot: The perfect corset should invite its undoing . . .
Lethally charming Simon Blair, Marquess of Lisburne, has reluctantly returned to London for one reason only: a family obligation. Still, he might make time for the seduction of a certain redheaded dressmaker—but Leonie Noirot hasn't time for him. She's obsessed with transforming his cousin, the dowdy Lady Gladys, into a swan.
Leonie's skills can coax curves—and profits—from thin air, but his criminally handsome lordship is too busy trying to seduce her to appreciate her genius. He badly needs to learn a lesson, and the wager she provokes ought to teach him, once and for all.
A great plan, in theory—but Lisburne's become a serious distraction and Leonie's usual logic is in danger of slipping away as easily as a silk chemise. Could the Season's greatest transformation be her own?



Thursday, July 24, 2014

THE BRAVE AND THE LONELY by Robert Vaughan

Product DetailsTHE BRAVE AND THE LONELY by Robert Vaughan

For every action there is a reaction

When war erupts there is always a family that is torn apart and left behind to worry every moment as they contemplate the horror that is the daily existence for the people they love.  This story tells the experience one such group in a loving and close familiar relationship that is tested and questioned every day if it can survive as it is or will everything change.

The Holt family is living life as normally as possible until the day the Japanese invade Pearl Harbor.  The three children had chosen different paths in life after graduations but now the call comes and everyone answers in their own way.  What has become an act of war against the United States is also the realignment of everything this family will now face as opposed to what it had planned. 

Martin is the first to leave college and join the Air Corps getting his wings and serving as the pilot on more missions than he cares to consider.  His brother Charles stayed behind to serve in a function he would have not cared to be part of, but his scientific discoveries have shown that his mind is more powerful against the enemy than a bullet.  The youngest, Dottie, has made a decision to be with the man she loves regardless of where his military life takes him and the repercussions the family she loves as they view her decision.

War destroys everything including the core of our beliefs on how we are a country and family will go forward.  Robert Vaughan has written a book with such emotion and revealing reaction to everyday that it makes every reader glad that tonight they know where those they love are sleeping
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I did some (or tried to) research on Robert Vaughan and found this man to be a quiet, humble, and unassuming person.  

However a FaceBook friend Jacquie Rogers has a wonderful blog called Romancing the West and she has a magnificent guest blog with this great writer that I wanted to share.  Thanks Jacquie for sharing.