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Review + Giveaway: When a Scot Ties the Knot

WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOTCastles Ever After #3Tessa DareHistorical Romance384 pagesAvonAvailable NowSource: eARC from publisher for review THE STORY (from Goodreads)On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan…

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One Lucky Vampire (Argeneau #19) by Lynsay Sands

When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictured someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous, unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen—and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all. Who wouldn’t want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He’s barely had time to adjust to his new state before he’s roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First, he’ll put a stop to whoever’s targeting her. Then he’ll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in an eternity. Kindle Edition, 327 pagesPublished September 24th 2013 by Avon Purchase at Amazon Keepin’ it short: Loads of fun and plenty of passion! Lynsay Sands ROCKS the Vampire genre!

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RFTC Back to School Event with Lia Riley

Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult and Contemporary Adult romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments. A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn’t mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine. She and her family live mostly in Northern California. | Site | Facebook | Twitter | Hey, everyone. Adam Carson,…

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Scotsman of My Dreams by Karen Ranney (MacIain #2) #Giveaway #NewRelease #Historical @Karen_Ranney

Enter to Win a MacIain Series Print Bundle FIVE Winners! SCOTSMAN OF MY DREAMS MacIain Series #3 Karen Ranney Releasing Aug 25th, 2015 In USA Today  and New York Times  bestselling author Karen Ranney’s second novel in her breathtaking series, an unconventional woman and a former scoundrel embark on a daring mission of desire.Once the ton’s most notorious rake, Dalton MacIain has returned from his expedition to America during the Civil War-wounded and a changed man. Instead of attending soirees, he now spends his time as a recluse. But Dalton’s peace is disturbed when Minerva Todd barges into his London townhouse, insisting he help search for her missing brother Neville. Though Dalton would love to spend more time with the bewitching beauty, he has no interest in finding Neville-for he blames him for his injury. Minerva has never met a more infuriating man than the Earl of Rathsmere yet she is intrigued…

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FALLING HARD (Bad Boys Undercover #2) by Helenkay Dimon

  Publisher:  Avon Books Date published:  May 26, 2015 ISBN:  978-0-06-233007-9 Romance/Romantic Suspense Paperback Reviewed by Lynne http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Hard-Bad-Boys-Undercover/dp/0062330071/ref=tmm_mmp_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Obtained via publisher Rating:  5   Bad boy, Weston Brown, a former Marine, on assignment with the black ops force known as the Alliance, is back where he doesn’t want to be.  In Pakistan.  But he goes back out on assignment, pulled into his deadliest operation yet. Lexi Palmer has been working with her father in a medical clinic in Skardu, Pakistan, where they focus mainly on helping those with mountain climbing injuries.  Brown’s job is to bring Lexi’s father safely home, after Alliance has been informed about illegal arms movements in Pakistan.  Unfortunately, the doctor is nowhere to be found when Brown arrives.  It is then he must rescue Lexi and get her safely away.  But the problem is, who does he trust, since Lexi is friends with questionable men from…

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Review of Scotsman of My Dreams by Karen Ranney

Dalton MacLain was The Rake of London.  A man who had everything he could ever want.  Woman, friends, loyal servants at his fingertips.  He was bored.  So he decided to 10 of his friends and go fight in the American Civil War.  He came back alone and blind.  He doesn’t know what happened to the men who went with him and doesn’t seem to care.  He has become a loner and does not leave his home.  Minerva Todd is a Spinster and an amature archaeologist.  She lives in London and is frantic to find out what happened to her brother who went to America with Dalton MacLain and has not been heard from since.  She has tried many times to write to Dalton to find out what happened to her brother but has no response so she decides to confront him. Dalton is a man whose life will never be the…

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When a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After #3) by Tessa Dare

Blurb… On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shyly pretty and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart. A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter … and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to avoid the pressures of London society entirely. Until years later, when this kilted Highland lover of her imaginings shows up in the flesh. The real Captain Logan MacKenzie arrives on her doorstep—handsome as anything, but not entirely honorable. He’s wounded, jaded, in possession of her letters… and…

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Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

As you now know, Tessa Dare is on my author auto-buy list. I will pre-order anything with her name on it and anxiously await the day it magically shows up on my Kindle. She could write a love story between a linen napkin and a teacup and I would devour what would likely be their witty, beverage-related banter for hundreds of pages. That said, I was so excited to get my hands on an advanced reader’s copy of her latest Castles Ever After release, When a Scot Ties the Knot.  It’s out TODAY, so head on over to your favorite print or ebook seller and buy it already. Purchase: HarperCollins | Amazon |  Barnes and Noble |  iTunes  | Google Play There is so much hilarity in When a Scot Ties the Knot  that I don’t even know where to begin. So I’ll start with the premise: Miss Madeline Gracechurch made up a sweetheart. What started as a way…

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Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare (Castles Ever After #3) Historical Romance Released: August 25, 2015 Avon Reviewed by May Dear Captain Logan MacKenzie, There is but one consolation in writing this absurd letter. And that is that you, my dear delusion, do not exist to read it. I am Madeline Eloise Gracechurch. The greatest ninny to ever draw breath in England. This will come as a shock, I fear, but you fell deeply in love with me when we did not cross paths in Brighton. And now we are engaged. Unable to handle the crush of people that society events have, and painfully shy, Maddie invents a fiancé in the form of a handsome Scottish Captain away at war. For years she writes him letters to make her ruse seem more plausible and quietly avoids society. She’s left to draw and enjoy her life approaching an age…

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