It is with pleasure that I recommend this week’s historical romance, WHEN THE SCOUNDREL SINS, book two in the Capturing the Carlisles series written by Anna Harrington. thumbnail_When The Scoundrel SinsThis regency novel isn’t set in the typical ballrooms of London, England, although readers will begin their journey there. Instead, its backdrop is only miles from Scotland’s border. With only a few weeks until her twenty-fifth birthday Annabelle “Belle” Green, needs a husband or she’ll lose her inheritance. Quinton “Quinn” Carlisle ruined her chance at a proper season, six years ago. Humiliated and embarrassed, Annabelle needs Quinton to marry her. Afraid of love, Quinn cannot bear to see the woman he desires sell her soul to a loveless marriage as he struggles with his feelings for the bluestocking.

If you haven’t yet read one of Anna Harrington’s novels, please don’t wait any longer. I’m in love with her prose. Each of her novels has kept me up into the wee hours of morning while I eagerly uncover the simmering details that emerge as an epic romance develops. Her ability to expose the fragility of human beings as they risk their hearts in the game of love is intoxicating. Tender and seductive, her novels are a wicked addiction that rejoice in my heart. I’m so honored to have been given an advanced copy of this novel from the publisher. I cannot wait for the next one.

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BOOK INFORMATION

 Title: When the Scoundrel Sins

Author: Anna Harrington

On Sale: August 29, 2017

Series: Capturing the Carlisles: Book 2

Publisher: Forever

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Price: $7.99 USD

Six years ago, a childish prank perpetrated by the reckless Quinton Carlisle ruined Annabelle Greene’s reputation and any chance she had at securing a successful marriage.  Incensed, she moved to her beloved estate on the Scottish border and has reveled in the solitude…until now when the contents of a family will are revealed.  Suddenly, Belle’s single status may cost her the only home she’s ever known.  Now, with her only marital prospect a horribly greedy and completely undesirable man, Belle knows just the person to rescue her-the one person who owes her for his bad behavior…

There’s nothing Quinn Carlisle wants more than to get out from his older brother’s shadow and make a name for himself abroad. So when a mysterious letter arrives, promising adventure, he rushes to the Scottish border…only to find that Belle laid a trap for him.  The awkward, shy bluestocking whom he so enjoyed tormenting is gone, replaced by a graceful, elegant woman who ignites a desire in him he can’t resist.  Can Quinn help her save her home-and win her heart in the process?

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Anna Harrington fell in love with historical romances–and all those dashing Regency heroes–while living in London, where she studied literature and theatre. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when she isn’t busy writing her next novel, she loves fussing over her roses in her garden.

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I’ve got some very exciting news to share…

As of today, Anna Harrington’s latest historical romance, When the Scoundrel Sins, is available for purchase at all of your favorite book sellers. I’ll be posting my review this Sunday, September 3, 2017.

In the meantime, I’ve posted an excerpt for your enjoyment.

Happy Reading!

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“You look much more like your father now,” she commented, nervously licking her suddenly dry lips but only serving to draw his attention to her mouth. Which made her even more nervous, so nervous that she couldn’t stop the trembling of her fingertips as they wrapped into the skirt of her night rail. “But you’re still a troublemaker.”

A faint smile played at his mouth. “And you’re still a bluestocking,” he countered. Unintentionally simmering a slow heat low in her belly, he reached up to tuck a stray curl behind her ear. “Still retreating to the sanctuary of your library.”

“Because books are usually more pleasant than most people,” she answered, swallowing hard when he trailed his fingers down the side of her neck. She forced out, not at all as firmly as she’d hoped beneath the soft touch of his fingers,

“And more trustworthy.”

Ignoring that jab, he slid his hand lower to let his fingers play at the edge of her shawl. “Yet there are things that people can do that books can’t.” His fingers tugged gently at the shawl and pulled it down her shoulder to reveal the scooped neck of the nightdress beneath. His gaze flicked to the small patch of revealed skin at the base of her throat, then back to her eyes. “All kinds of interesting things.”

She should stop him, swat his hand away, shove him back—but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. Just as she couldn’t hold back the hot shiver that swept through her or the gooseflesh that formed on her skin. His touch was proving to be as equally intoxicating now as that night six years ago.

“Then I have no interest in learning them,” she countered, although from the way her blood hummed, her body was very interested.

Madness—that after what he’d done to her, she could ever want to be in his arms again. Yet she desired just that, although that could never happen. Kissing him once had ruined her reputation. Kissing him again might destroy her entire future.

She thrust her chin into the air. “I know of your reputation.”

“Thank you,” he half purred.

His finger hooked beneath the wide shoulder strap of her sleeveless nightgown and slid it slowly down her arm. But this time, with a stretch of bare shoulder revealed to his eyes, he didn’t bother feigning propriety by looking away and instead flamed a prickling heat beneath her skin everywhere he gazed.

She pulled in a deep breath to steady herself. Oh, why did she always go light-headed when she was alone with him?

“That was not meant as a compliment.”

“Wasn’t it?”

 

 

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. traitor-in-arms-200Rich 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!

Synopsis:

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.