Friday, August 28, 2015

BOOK COVER FRIDAY: ACROSS THE TRACKS BY XYLA TURNER (DEBUT!!)


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NOTE!  This book debuts today!!


ACROSS THE TRACKS
by Xyla Turner
www.xylaturner.com

ACROSS THE TRACKS is an interracial romance novel that stars a Philadelphia school teacher/journalist and a stubborn politician. Lisa and Rich battled each other as kids, but as adults, they cannot ignore their attraction towards one another, no matter what family, society or their internal upbringing suggest. 


Friday, August 21, 2015

BOOK COVER FRIDAY: DYING FOR A HEADLINE by sisters Mary Devlin Lynch & Debbie Devlin Zook

    
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DYING FOR A HEADLINE
Meredith Abbott's Adventures in England
by Mary Devlin Lynch &
Debbie Devlin Zook



Timothy Treymour is determined to restore his family manor house to its former glory and provide jobs for the villagers again. He has brought his ladylove home to help him; former Iowa farm girl and now successful author, Meredith Abbott. Meredith has taken a giant leap of faith in packing her bags and moving to England with Timothy but there is other baggage she cannot leave behind—the emotional scars of her divorce from movie star, Antonio DeLeon.  



Friday, August 14, 2015

BOOK COVER FRIDAY: A YEAR OF SUMMER SHADOWS by Alice Orr

  
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A YEAR OF SUMMER SHADOWS
by Alice Orr
Book 2, Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series



Mark Kalli has wanted Hailey in his bed for a long time but she won’t give him the time of day. Now she’s mixed up in the murder of sleazy Finley Yates. It looks like spoiled heiress Julia Hargate is the killer. Hailey insists that’s not true. Mark has no choice but to get involved with the killing and with Hailey – whether she wants him the way he wants her or not.  


Friday, August 7, 2015

BOOK COVER FRIDAY: SENSELESS ACTS OF BEAUTY by Lisa Verge Higgins


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SENSELESS ACTS OF BEAUTY
by Lisa Verge Higgins
Grand Central Publishing



 Tess has a secret. For fifteen years she has been furtively following the life of the daughter she gave up as an infant for adoption.  But when Sadie runs away from home determined to find her birth mother, Tess has no choice but to hunt down the desperate girl in the one place she dreads--Pine Lake, where a terrible, buried secret threatens to destroy them both.
  

Thursday, August 6, 2015

WE LOVE HISTORY TOUR: LADY SCANDAL BY WENDY LACAPRA

 
RWA/NYC Celebrates Historical Romance.
Medieval Times. Regency. Victorian. Jazz Age, 50s, etc.
This is the last stop on our We Love History blog tour. 
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LADY SCANDAL
by Wendy LaCapra


SUMMARY:  Lady Sophia Baneham rules private gaming salons with an iron fist and a twinkle in her eye. A seductive rake places more than her virtue at risk by offering her a wager she cannot refuse and the dark secrets of her past threaten to destroy everything she's built. Lord Randolph has never before failed a mission, but his mentor's daughter is more than he is willing to gamble. When danger closes in, Randolph won't just have to protect Sophia from an intended killer. He'll have to protect her from himself...
London, 1784


Earl Baneham’s Rules for Winning
“Reveal nothing of your intent.”


 Lady Randolph, née Lady Sophia Baneham, stood silent and still in the Dowager Duchess of Wynchester’s parlor while recalling the first rule printed in her father, the Earl’s, secret and much-coveted book, Earl Baneham’s Rules for Winning. She knew every rule by rote, though she had sworn for the sake of conscience and soul never to learn them by heart.
Tonight, however, she would call forth the darkest part of her being.
The mantel was cool under her palm; cool as the poker in the fire was hot. With her eyes fixed on the flames, she spoke to her friend Thea, the current Duchess of Wynchester.
“Go to bed,” she said. “Lord Randolph will come for me. When he does, I must meet him alone.”
Thea made a sound of distress. “I cannot leave you.” Her skirts rustled as she paced. “You were there for me when I left my husband. You were there for Lavinia when she left hers. We are the Furies and we have remained united through heartache, scandal, and near-ruin.”
“This is different, Thea.” The roots of this fight stretched down deep into deadly Baneham secrets.
“The dowager,” Thea’s cadence slowed with frustration, “shared her home with us so we could remain together.”
Sophia turned, reached out, and cupped the duchess’s cheek as she would have a child’s. Her impending separation from the Furies thrust a dagger into her heart. The Furies had been her solace and her strength, but her reprieve had ended.
Associates of her father’s greatest enemy, Kasai, had been seen on English soil, fulfilling her father’s prediction that the man would not relent until he had devastated the lives of every Baneham. And, if being hunted by her father’s enemies was not bad enough, tonight she had discovered she had tied herself—for better or worse—to a deeply duplicitous man…a spy who’d trained under her blackguard father.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Wendy LaCapra has been reading romance since she sneaked into the adult section at the library and discovered Victoria Holt & Jane Aiken Hodge.  From that point on, she dreamed of creating fictional worlds with as much richness, intrigue and passion as she found within those books. Her stories have placed in several contests, including the 2012 Golden Heart®. She lives in NYC with her husband and loves to hear from readers. You can read about her books on her website at wendylacapra.com/ or sign up for her newsletter at bit.ly/GetWendyNews

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WE LOVE HISTORY TOUR: THE DRESSMAKER'S DUKE BY JESS RUSSELL

 
RWA/NYC Celebrates Historical Romance.
Medieval Times. Regency. Victorian. Jazz Age, 50s, etc.
Visit us daily for excerpts from our members’ historical novels. 
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THE DRESSMAKER'S DUKE
by Jess Russell


SUMMARY:  Rhys Merrick, Duke of Roydan, is determined to be the antithesis of his depraved father, repressing his desires so severely he is dubbed “the Monk” by Society.  But when Olivia Weston turns up demanding payment for gowns ordered by his former mistress, Rhys is totally flummoxed and inexplicably smitten.  He pays her just to remove her from his house, and mind.  But logic be damned; he must have this fiercely independent woman.  Olivia’s greatest fear is becoming a kept woman.  She has escaped the role of mistress once and vows never to be owned by any man.  Rather than make money in the boudoir, she chooses to clothe the women who do.  But when a fire nearly kills her friend and business partner, Olivia’s world goes up in smoke and she is forced to barter with the lofty duke. As their lives weave together, Olivia unravels the man underneath the Monk, while Rhys desires to expose the lady hiding behind the dressmaker. Will his raw passion fan a long-buried ember of hope within her? Can this mismatched pair be the perfect fit?



London, England
Late March 1810 


Good God, did she not see the carriage?

Rhys Merrick’s expelled breath fogged the shop window in a silent shout. Heart pounding, he rubbed the glass. The carriage careened by and—there she was. Intact.

Silly female, she could have caused all manner of damage by her folly. She certainly had ruined her gown, her backside now liberally daubed with street filth and wet. But what was more singular, the woman seemed oblivious to her near escape, still wrestling to close an ancient-looking umbrella. Another gust of wind caught its underbelly, and Rhys was certain this time it would take flight, but the woman held on, only to have the thing turn itself inside out for her trouble. Ribs dangling, it now resembled a large, black, extremely dead bird.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Jess Russell is a multi-award winning best-selling author.  THE DRESSMAKER'S DUKE was a double finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards for Best First Book and Best Historical. Jess lives in New York City with her husband and son. She is currently working on a gothic romance entitled, Mad for the Marquess. You can find her on Facebook at: jessrussellauthor@facebook.com or jessrussellromance@gmail.com Twitter @jessrussellove.
 
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WE LOVE HISTORY TOUR: THE WILD LORD BY CARRIE NETZER WAJDA

   
RWA/NYC Celebrates Historical Romance.
Medieval Times. Regency. Victorian. Jazz Age, 50s, etc.
Visit us daily for excerpts from our members’ historical novels.  
Happy Reading!



THE WILD LORD
by Carrie Netzer Wajda
(work in progress)


SUMMARY:  Everyone in England knows about the earl of Briarcliff’s lost heir. Ten thousand pounds was enough to make sane men do crazy things to claim it. Fourteen years after the diplomat earl’s firstborn son disappeared into the vast Amazonian forests of Brazil, a bounty hunter appears on London’s docks with the earl’s son caged like a wild beast.   Is Edward Northcote mad? Can he be restored to sanity? Only one person can reach the so-called wild lord. Harper Forsythe, apprentice to England’s foremost asylum director, will determine whether the young lord can be rehabilitated. But first she must win Edward and the earl's trust...



The creature howled in anger as his cage was lowered by creaking pulleys onto  the London dock. Crowds stopped to stare at the sight of the huge, half-naked man  restrained by the thick iron bars of a decrepit cage. A collective gasp rose from the  crowd as the bars strained and bent, threatening to free the wild man. 

"Look out!"

The cage shuddered to a halt on the docks. The rusted iron bars shuddered in  the rotting wooden frame, threatening to release the barely recognizable human inside.  The captive man screamed again, his voice ringing out in a hollow cry of pain and rage. 

"Why are you doing this?"

"That's no savage. He speaks the king's English!" shouted one bystander.

"It's a trick!" another shouted.  A collective sigh of relief swept the horde of people. 

"Who said that?" demanded a man from the ship deck. He was tall and stoutly  built, and wore a rumpled suit with such insouciance that the crowd was impressed  despite the foreignness of his accent. "This poor, deranged creature is no trick," the man  called loudly while stepping down the gangplank. "This…” He rattled the bars of the cage  with a battered walking stick. “…is none other than Lord Briarcliff's own lost son!"



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  A librarian by day, Carrie Netzer Wajda spends her off-hours using her research superpowers to create historical backdrops for her emotionally complex characters, who live much more interesting lives than her own.  She lives in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn with her family and two obnoxious cats.  Carrie is currently seeking representation for her first novel, working title THE WILD LORD.


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