“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
This Sunday, I’m placing the spotlight on Shana Galen’s TRAITOR IN HER ARMS, book one of The Scarlet Chronicles. Inspired by The Scarlet Pimpernel, written in 1905 by Emma Orczy, TRAITOR IN HER ARMS is a harrowing narrative wrought with danger set during France’s Reign of Terror. Rich with heart-thumping suspense, this nail-biter will keep you guessing right to its dramatic conclusion. I feel fortunate to have received an advanced copy of this novel from the publisher. Happy Reading!
Lady Gabrielle McCullough needed a way to pay off her late husband’s gambling debts. After her housekeeper teaches her a thing or two of thievery, she is recruited by the Scarlet Pimpernel to travel to France to free an innocent woman and her child from Madame Guillotine. The only catch is she’ll have to steal a priceless Royal gem, to do so.
Lord Ramsey Sedgwick is a man of mystery. To free himself from a villain’s evil clutches, he agrees to travel to France on a mission to expose the Scarlet Pimpernel in exchange for the documentation that exposes his web of lies. But when he uncovers Gabrielle’s mission, he is forced with an unbearable decision-betray the woman he loves or save his own name.
Historical Romance (Spicy)
Don’t even think about it! Simply log onto your computer and click on your favorite bookseller or jump in your vehicle and drive as fast as you can to your nearest retailer. Then head straight to the romance department to purchase your copy of ADDICTED TO THE DUKE.
ADDICTED TO THE DUKE, book one in the Imperfect Lords series written by Bronwen Evans was a seductively wicked delight from start to finish. Full of action and adventure on the high seas, this love story is beyond compare. Ms. Evans penned a compelling romance featuring a hero, Alexander Sylvester Bracken, Duke of Bedford who harbors a terrible secret. After being captured and held captive by a Turkish pirate, he developed an addiction that could possibly lead to ruin.
Lady Hestia Cary fell in love with Alex when he saved her from the same Turkish pirate that set out to ruin him. Six years later, she enlists his help in finding her missing father. To keep Hestia safe, she must travel the Mediterranean in the guise of a man with Alex, the only man she desires.
Ms. Evans approached the issue of opium abuse in a realistic, sensitive, and understanding fashion. I found myself rooting for Alex to overcome his demons. I was so invested in the outcome of Alex and Hestia’s romance that I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, unable to sleep until I reached the dramatic end.
What draws me to Joel Osteen is his optimism. His charisma is catchy lending his words to inspire. I listened to this audio recording on my Nook as I was preparing for work each day. I found that when I arrived at my desk each morning, I was freshly invigorated. I felt victorious regardless of the any obstacles I encountered throughout my day.
Mr. Osteen’s, BREAK OUT, does not offer any mind-boggling light bulb moments. Instead, it offers a simplistic easily obtainable outlook on life. I highly recommend this audio recording because I believe it will make your day brighter. Couldn’t we all use a fresh perspective from time-to-time?
One woman…Two men…One’s a lover…One’s a friend…
This week, I have chosen MAKING HER MELT written by Amber Lin as the novel review selection This short erotic new adult novel offers its readers a sumptuous love triangle between three life-long friends. This quick read is full of emotional twist sand turns, sizzling sex and sensual desire.
For years Ethan has been in love with Lia. The only problem is she is his best-friend’s girlfriend. Unable to endure his role as a stand-in boyfriend a moment longer, he succumbs to an evening of forbidden pleasure. An evening he is quick to regret.
Lia thought she had her life mapped out. Great boyfriend. Perfect job. The only thing standing in her way was her feelings for Ethan, or at least that’s what she thought. With visions of a political career in mind, Chris, her live-in boyfriend expects her to leave it all behind. She can’t. She won’t.
MAKING HER MELT is, in my opinion, is a well-written account of how a single moment can change the lives of three friends. Happy Reading!
-The allure of passion…
Thank you to our founding fathers and the veterans who have allowed freedom to ring. God Bless America!
This weekend I’d like to put my Novel Review spotlight on best-selling historical romance author, Katherine Bone. An avid history buff, Ms. Bone specializes in writing rousing romance on the high seas. As some of you already know, I have a soft spot for daringly handsome swashbucklers! I was ecstatic when I found out I’d been approved as a reviewer of Katherine Bone’s novels. So be prepared, Maties, I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on more swoon worthy pirates very soon. In the meantime, let’s talk about THE PIRATE’S DEBT, book two in The Regent’s Revenge Series.
THE PIRATE’S DEBT takes you on a rip-roaring adventure with the Black Regent. To avenge the brutality of his father, Basil Halford, Earl of Markwick, dons the mask of the Black Regent. On a mission to rescue his best-friend’s sister, he is forced to face his own demons or lose the woman he loves.
Lady Chloe Walsingham has been in love with Markwick for years. An avid reader, Chloe’s curiosity has a habit of getting her into trouble. Her latest scheme to follow her beloved Markwick to Penzance, offered drama beyond the pages of the gothic romances she adores.