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The Legend of Lyon Redmond book review

  Having read and enjoyed previous Pennyroyal Green novels by Julie Anne Long, I was predisposed to like The Legend of Lyon Redmond. Confusion ensued. The main plot was engaging: offspring of the Eversea and Redmond clans, who have been feuding since 1066, fell headlong in love five years ago. High drama, threats from overbearing father, and fear of losing all one has ever known threw a major wrench into the works. Now, Olivia is about to marry a more suitable candidate but has never gotten over Lyon. We see why in a series of flashbacks to how it all began. Plus that pesky ballad extolling him and those lurid illustrations are everywhere she goes. The descriptions of a soulmate connection are lyrical. All that breathlessness rings true. The HEA comes about in an inventive way. What confused me though was the epilogue. Suddenly, we witness Olivia’s modern day descendant…

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Cover Reveal for Kristen Proby’s Listen to Me!

I’m super excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Kristen Proby’s LISTEN TO ME. Releasing April 12, 2016, LISTEN TO ME is the first novel in Kristen’s Fusion Series, published by William Morrow. Be sure you preorder this one today! Now check this out:   Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo Add to your Goodreads   About Listen to Me: In New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new series, five best friends open a hot new restaurant, but one of them gets much more than she bargained for when a sexy former rock star walks through the doors—and into her heart. Seduction is quickly becoming the hottest new restaurant in Portland, and Addison Wade is proud to claim 1/5 of the credit. She’s determined to make it a success and can’t think of a better way to bring in new customers than…

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Aloha to Cathy Maxwell and THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY – Book Review

In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing… until the return of a rake throws a bride’s plans—and heart—into a tailspin… Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London’s most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict. Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet “family obligations,” now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling squire the only woman he has ever loved. Joining the army saved Ben from sinking into bitterness, but seeing Elin again takes him back to the day they surrendered to their intoxicating desire. As the wedding draws near, Elin tries to push Ben far from her thoughts. When danger brings them together, there is no denying…

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas blog tour

I’ll Be Home for Christmas A Twilight, Texas Novel By Lori Wilde Rafflecopter Giveaway About the Book Nothing says Christmas like New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde and Twilight, TX, and now Lori returns to Twilight for a brand new heartwarming holiday tale. The matchmaking members of the Cookie Club are up to their old tricks again! Christmas in Twilight, Texas, is all merriment and mistletoe. The Cookie Club is whipping up their most festive sweets, the townspeople are scrambling to get their holiday shopping done, and Joe-a hometown guy with a restless heart-is dreaming about the woman he wants to kiss most… …And who happens to be staying at his sister’s place over the holidays, while Joe’s sister is away. But Joe isn’t quite sure he wants to be a living Christmas present to runaway law student Gabi Preston. Joe thinks the sassy sweetheart he nicknames “Trouble” won’t…

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Interview with Author Darcy Burke and Giveaway

Meet Darcy Burke author of The Idea of You. Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids-who each seem to have inherited the writing gene in some form-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. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | A la Twitter style, please describe your book in 140 characters or less. Movie star seeks peace & anonymity. Finds guy with limited…

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Feature and Giveaway: Desire Me Always by Tiffany Clare

Her secret lover…is her new husband… Amelia Grant never expected to become Mrs. Nicholas Riley—despite their torrid affair. But now the wife of London’s most infamous businessman, she knows her life will never be the same. Nick has shown her the ways of sinful pleasure and the depths of his desire—but the truth within his heart is another story… Amelia knows his past is a dark secret, but will their new marriage bring them closer than ever? Or will the pain of the past keep them from finding their happily ever after? Purchase: | Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Google Play | iTunes | Kobo | Check out the Desire Me series:   “You are the most beautiful bride I’ve ever laid eyes upon,” Nick said, and it melted her heart to hear those words. Nick’s hand slid away from her face to grasp her hand. He led her out of…

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Unwrapping a Review of THE GREAT CHRISTMAS KNIT-OFF by Alexandra Brown

I know Unwrapping Romance is all about romance especially that HEA promised us in romance novels but every so often, I read a book that just deserves a little shout out of excitement. With the holidays bearing down on us, I can’t think of a better time to give off some joy for a wonderful, delightful, and cockle-warming British chick-lit that comes as close to romance as you can get without a Happily-Ever-After. THE GREAT CHRISTMAS KNIT-OFF by Alexandra Brown is everything wonderful! Pure Holiday Joy.  ***print copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest and unscripted review—thank you. Blurb for THE GREAT CHRISTMAS KNIT-OFF: Sybil has always taken comfort in her knitting, creating beautiful garments stitch by stitch. But her world suddenly unravels when her fiancé ditches her for her identical twin sister and things go from bad to worse when an incident jeopardizes her job.Hoping to escape…

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Review: Keep on Loving You by Christie Ridgway

Keep on Loving You by Christie Ridgway is hot, addictive, and the most realistic love story readers will ever find. Mac feel in love with her brother’s friend Zan when she was just a kid. Zan always felt a pull towards the bossy little tough girl that was his friend’s sister. He wanted to keep all men away from his Mac. Mac was ruined… She and Zan became a couple fell in love and then Zan up and let her. Ten years went by and now Zan is back and the eat between is irresistible. Zan has been fighting with an inner issue and Mac is left with battling her heart over Zan.  Christie Ridgway has masterfully placed two forces of nature together with bottled up emotions that are bound to explode. Old flames, hearts on the line, and ten years of distance will lure readers in deep and keep…

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One Tempting Proposal by Christy Carlyle @writerchristy @avonbooks

One Tempting Proposal An Accidental Heirs Novel Christy Carlyle   Genre: Historical Romance Publisher: Avon Impulse On-Sale: 11/17/2015 | ISBN: 9780062428011   Becoming engaged? Simple. Resisting temptation? Impossible   Sebastian Fennick, the newest Duke of Wrexford, prefers the straightforwardness of mathematics to romantic nonsense. When he meets Lady Katherine Adderly at the first ball of the season, he finds her as alluring as she is disagreeable. His title may now require him to marry, but Sebastian can’t think of anyone less fit to be his wife, even if he can’t get her out of his mind. After five seasons of snubbing suitors and making small talk, Lady Kitty has seen all the ton has to offer…and she’s not impressed. But when Kitty’s overbearing father demands she must marry before her beloved younger sister can, she proposes a plan to the handsome duke. Kitty’s schemes always seem to backfire, but she…

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