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New Release Review: PALMETTO MOON by Kim Boykin

Looking for a window into the 1940s? Give PALMETTO MOON a try! Title: Palmetto Moon Author: Kim Boykin Publisher: Berkely Trade Pages: 320 Genre: Southern Women’s Fiction Format: Paperback/Kindle   June, 1947. Charleston is poised to celebrate the biggest wedding in high-society history, the joining of two of the oldest families in the city. Except the bride is nowhere to be found… Unlike the rest of the debs she grew up with, Vada Hadley doesn’t see marrying Justin McLeod as a blessing—she sees it as a life sentence. So when she finds herself one day away from a wedding she…

New Release Review: THIS IS HOW I’D LOVE YOU by Hazel Woods

Fantastic debut! This is How I’d Love You by Hazel Woods 320 pages Published August 26, 2014 Genre: historical romance Synopsis: As the Great War rages, an independent young woman struggles to sustain love—and life—through the power of words. It’s 1917 and America is on the brink of World War I. After Hensley Dench’s father is forced to resign from the New York Times for his anti-war writings, she finds herself expelled from the life she loves and the future she thought she would have. Instead, Hensley is transplanted to New Mexico, where her father has taken a job overseeing…

New Release Spotlight and Giveaway: TEMPTING HER RELUCTANT VISCOUNT by Catherine Hemmerling and LOVE’S JUSTICE by Joan Avery

Today I’m excited to spotlight two more brand new historical romances! Book Title: Tempting Her Reluctant Viscount Author: Catherine Hemmerling Release Date: 7/21/14 Genre: Historical Romance Book Synopsis: A pretend courtship…a real scandal London 1814 Hope Stuckeley has lusted after the handsome and charismatic Michael Ashmore, the Viscount Lichfield, for ages—never mind that she’s never actually spoken to him. When the two join forces to investigate a London stock market scandal, pretending he is courting her gives her the chance to prove she’s more than the bookworm he takes her for. After years of service as a soldier and newly…

Entangled Select Release Day–Four New Titles with Giveaways!

Today I’m happy to be featuring Select’s June releases. There’s something for everyone here–plus giveaways! Whether you’re looking for a romance that makes you laugh, makes you ‘walk the plank’, keeps you guessing, or stars your favorite paranormal, look no further. Select books have the single-title stories you crave, and the longer length you need to really get ‘lost’ in a great book. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.  …

Cover Reveal! THE MUSE by Raine Miller

Coming soon! The Muse Synopsis: Release: Summer 2014   What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it’s been told to be? What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation? The story of a painting… The motivation behind the work, Flaming June—Romanticist painter, Lord Frederic Leighton’s magnum opus—a woman sleeping in a chair. Hauntingly beautiful, but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past.1811…Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt, an unwilling Lord Rothvale, one Graham Everley, returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to…

I <3 Historical Research! (with Michelle McLean author of ROMANCING THE RUMRUNNER)

 Author Michelle McLean is here today, talking about her research for her latest release, Romancing the Rumrunner! Top 5 Rumrunner Obsessions A big part of writing historical romances is the research. It’s one of the aspects of my job that I love. And this book was even more fun than most to research. These are a few things I came across while researching that I fell in love with: 1.     1920s fashion – the fringe, the feathers, and especially those gorgeous headbands! And the men in their pin-stripes and fedoras were quite dapper as well. 2.     1920s automobiles – do an image…

New Release Review: Goddess Born by Kari Edgren (Goddess Born #1)

Finished! This series is off to an interesting start 🙂 Goddess Born by Kari Edgren Goddess Born kept me riveted. It pushed so many of my gotta-read-this buttons–it’s a historical set in the colonial period–yay! There’s a supernatural angle, AND it’s based on mythology–double fun! There are Quakers (what can I say, I find them fascinating. I wouldn’t want to be one, but they’re just so interesting to read about–and it’s nice to read a colonial-period novel that doesn’t feature Puritans…) Plus, there’s the possibility that a character might be accused of witchcraft, which always makes for an interesting–in a…

Book Blast! Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna

Paperback: 194 pages Publisher: CreateSpace ISBN-13: 978-1492720195 A story of vengeance, forgiveness and love… After her husband’s untimely demise, Marietta Gatti is banished from the family’s villa by her spiteful mother-in-law. She returns to her hometown of Venice and her only kin—a father she hasn’t spoken to since her forced marriage. Her hope of making amends is crushed when she learns she is too late, for he recently died under suspicious circumstances. Grief-stricken, Marietta retraces her father’s last night only to discover someone may have wanted him dead—and she may be next. When the prime suspect turns out to be the father of…

Book Review and New Release: A Very Scandalous Holiday (A historical holiday anthology)

Title: A Very Scandalous Holiday Authors: Nancy Fraser, Soophia Garrett, Amber Lin, and Christa McHugh Genre: holiday-themed historical romance anthology Will be published: October 14, 2013 Pages: 248 Format read: ebook Rating: B to A (A- average for collection) A Very Scandalous Holiday is a fun collection of holiday-themed historical romances, with two British Regency-era-ish stories acting as bookends for a World War II and 1920s era romance in between. There isn’t a bad story in the bunch, but I definitely have favorites! Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin is the first story in the collection. Sidony Harbeck has to deal with the return of her former lover,…

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