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The Fires of Love & Hate by Sky Alexander Book Tour + #Giveaway

17/03/17

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Forced to Love
The Fires of Love & Hate Book 1
by Sky Alexander
Genre: Historical Romance
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FORCED TO LOVE is the newest book in Sky Alexander’s series The Fires of
Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection).
Inspiration can come from anywhere, but nothing is more uplifting and
irresistible to me as a new Sky Alexander novel. This is one of my
new favorites, (with FORCED TO LOVE) Sky Alexander shows his unique
writing style that reminds us of how great historical romance and
western romance can be written that reminds you of classics but with
new addictive twists that are uplifting and intriguing in The Fires
of Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection). Hattie really
shows that through thick and then love for your family is one of the
most important things.” ~Heather Goodreads
FORCED TO LOVE is spell-bounding and one of my new favorite historical
romance stories that is sure to be around for a long time. You must
read this!” ~ Juanita Goodreads
Hattie Morran is a poor dirt farmers daughter in Missouri. Suddenly Hattie
finds that her life is changed in the blink of an eye and she is
forced to love Abner Garland. Now her Western Romance which is purely
a façade for show and to save her family will soon come to an end.
From the moment that you are brought into the book you will be immediately
part of the western romance in the middle of the south. The Fires of
Love & Hate Series will keep you right in the middle of a tale
that is based on some true and historical events. This Historical
Romance series is sure to be you’re new favorite.
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Falling Into Love
The Fires of Love & Hate Book 2
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FALLING INTO LOVE is the newest book in Sky Alexander’s series The Fires of
Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection).
Inspiration can come from anywhere, but nothing is more uplifting and
irresistible to me as a new Sky Alexander novel. This is one of my
new favorites, (with FALLING INTO LOVE) Sky Alexander shows his
unique writing style that reminds us of how great historical romance
and western romance can be written that reminds you of classics but
with new addictive twists that are uplifting and intriguing in The
Fires of Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection). Hattie
really shows that through thick and then love for your family is one
of the most important things.” ~Heather Goodreads
FALLING INTO LOVE is spell-bounding and one of my new favorite historical
romance stories that is sure to be around for a long time. You must
read this!” ~ Juanita Goodreads
Hattie and Lou decide to take the world by storm in this historical romance.
Hattie is finally reunited with her first love Ira Saxon. Now her
Western Romance which has been something she has been dreaming of
looks like it is finally coming true. Still there are many challenges
from her Ex-Husband who is determined to get his hands on his
inheritance and bound and determined to see Hattie’s life ruined.
And now with Nicholas Star in the mix Hattie has much more to deal
with.
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Hate To Love
The Fires of Love & Hate Book 3
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HATE TO LOVE is the third book in Sky Alexander’s series The Fires of
Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection).
Uplifting jaw dropping Western Romance! This book really shows you what kind of
Historical Romance author Sky Alexander is. ~ Tiffany Goodreads
HATE TO LOVE” Reminds me of that song “You Lied Straight Faced; While
I Cried” This Historical Romance is perfectly set in a Western
Romance theme. I literally could not believe that Ira was doing what
he was! I can’t wait for the next book. ~ Stephanie Goodreads
Hattie’s whirlwind Western Romance is quickly changing even before the
honeymoon to the man she has loved for so long comes to an end. It
seems forever is not much more than a fantasy in this Historical
Romance. Hattie takes an adult view deciding to try and fix the
situation that seems impossible.
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Death of Love
The Fires of Love & Hate Book 4
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Death of Love is the fourth book in Sky Alexander’s series The Fires of
Love & Hate (Historical Romance Collection).
Ira’s infraction with the law has caused a change in their relationship.
Hattie must now see things through to the end. Her long desires for
Matthew tear heavily on her heart in this western romance. Still, she
has no idea how to pull herself out of this devotion she has had for
a man that she has loved as long as she can remember. Will this
historical romance leave her wanting? Will she ever find peace?
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Sky Alexander is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced IT
professionals in the industry today. He holds degrees in Software
Engineering, Network Engineering and Database
Engineering.He has worked for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Citicorp Bank and Wells Fargo,
as well as many different top United States Government Agencies in
the intelligence arena.
Sky has built software that is in use in multiple businesses utilizing
both structural design patterns and behavioral design patterns. He is
an expert in .Net, Java and OSI platforms. He has used many different
technologies to create very sophisticated applications for both
mobile devices as well as stand-alone software applications.
Sky has over 15 years experience in the industry, managing teams in the
United States as well as managing teams remotely in Bangalore, India
and Shanghai, China. He has designed and implemented website
infrastructures for many multi-national companies.
Sky is also the author of 16 novels. He is currently working on three
different series: The Fires of Love and Hate, Aspen Falls, and World
of Darkness. Sky has also written several stage plays and two
full-length feature films: Out of Darkness and A Forbidden Love.
Sky also does ghostwriting and is currently mentoring several other
authors on how to
write
books. Sky is founder and CEO of two different companies: Rising
Phoenix Publishing
is
designed to help people of all ages who want to write and publish a
book. We take submissions from aspiring authors and determine if
their work is ready for publication. Rising Phoenix will work with
authors who may need additional coaching to reach publication level.
We currently have books from 21 authors being prepared for production.
We will engage the best in the business to produce, market, and sell
the books, both online and to bookstores across the United States and
eventually the world.
Rising Phoenix Studios is designed with the intent of breaking all the rules
of Hollywood by bringing fresh new stories to the platform with
up-and-coming talented actors. Our goal will always be to bring
original untold stories to production that are entertaining,
compelling and positive films for the enjoyment of the entire family.
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Fearless by Lynne Connolly – Cover Reveal

15/03/17

FEARLESS
by Lynne Connolly
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 8/22/2017
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Scandal is his chosen path—until this infamous Shaw surrenders to love . . .
When Lady Charlotte Engles receives an
offer of marriage from an eligible suitor, she’s finally ready to
let go of her long-held hope that her engagement to Lord Valentinian
Shaw will result in marriage. For despite the betrothal their
families made between them, Val shows no interest in leaving his
reckless life behind in favor of one with Charlotte. But when her
plea to end their arrangement ends in a heated embrace, suddenly Val
seems reluctant to let her go . . .
The last thing Val wants is a wife,
despite how desirous his lovely bride-to-be has become. But when he
discovers sweet Charlotte is planning to marry a dastardly man, he
feels duty bound to keep her safe, even if that means making good on
his marriage pledge. Then Charlotte is taken hostage by her dangerous
suitor and suddenly Val is ready to risk everything for the woman who
has won his heart ..
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Lynne Connolly was born in Leicester,
England, and lived in her family’s cobbler’s shop with her
parents and sister. She loves all periods of history, but her
favorites are the Tudor and Georgian eras. She loves doing research
and creating a credible story with people who lived in past ages. In
addition to her Emperors of London series and The Shaws series, she
writes several historical, contemporary and paranormal romance
series.
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Storm Ketchum Adventures by Garrett Dennis – Book Tour + #Giveaway

09/03/17

Port Starbird
Storm Ketchum Adventures Book 1
by Garrett Dennis
Genre: Mystery, Historical Adventure
Mystery, History, and Adventure in the Outer Banks!
~WHERE IS PORT STARBIRD? ~
Find out in this quirky tale set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Inthis quirky low-key murder mystery/adventure, Storm Ketchum, a
damaged emigre to the coastal town of Avon on North Carolina’s Outer
Banks, likes to mind his own business and isn’t any kind of detective
– until he’s forced to become one by extraordinary circumstances. On
the verge of losing his modest waterfront home to an unscrupulous
developer, Ketch stumbles onto the scene of a crime that might expose
the perpetrator of an unsolved murder and enable him to save not only
his own home, but also the similarly threatened bohemian boatyard
community he’s inexorably drawn into. And in case Plan A fails, he’s
hard at work on a Plan B that’s both laudable and pitiable. Together
with his loyal dog, a salty charter boat captain, the sketchy
denizens of the boatyard, and an alluring scuba diving instructor who
may or may not have a hidden agenda, Ketch struggles to make sense of
his new reality, while trying to save some of the things that really
matter along the way.
Port of Refuge
Storm Ketchum Adventures Book 2
~ WITCHERY & MAYHEM IN THE OUTER BANKS ~
Welcome to PORT OF REFUGE – another light and quirky island mystery steeped
in Outer Banks culture, from the author who took you to PORT
STARBIRD.
Storm Ketchum, a damaged emigre to Hatteras Island on North Carolina’s
Outer Banks, generally prefers to stay close to home and mind his own
business – but he unexpectedly finds himself entangled with a
cult-like coven of modern-day Roanoke Island witches when a relative
of his paramour meets an untimely end on church property. Is the High
Priestess of the Croatoan Covenant Church really in contact with the
departed spirits of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island? Are the
members of her church really from both this world and the next? Or is
she just a con artist preying on gullible Wiccan acolytes – and is
she a killer? A desire to provide closure for the family drives Ketch
to once again call on his amateur sleuthing skills to conjure up
answers to these and other questions, in the process risking the
physical and spiritual well-being of both himself and the one he
loves.
Join Ketch, his loyal dog Jack, and his Kinnakeet Boatyard friends as they
embark on a bewitching new adventure in the picturesque Outer Banks,
where intrigue continues to cast its spell on them all.
The Port Fee
Storm Ketchum Adventure Book 3
“ENGAGING AND QUIRKY MYSTERY, HISTORY, AND ADVENTURE!”
Underwater, everybody can hear you scream, but they can’t tell where you are…
Ketch is at it again in the magical Outer Banks of North Carolina, in this
new adventure from the author of PORT STARBIRD and PORT OF REFUGE.
It’s a picture-perfect summer afternoon on a pristine beach near a ghost
seaport on an uninhabited island. What could go wrong? But things do,
when two bodies wash ashore and Ketch stumbles upon clues that lead
to the sunken treasure of an old-time buccaneer off Portsmouth
Island. Ketch isn’t the only one who has an interest in the treasure,
and it exposes both him and his adversaries to unexpected obligations
and consequences. It seems everyone has to pay the port fee…
Good guys and bad guys, boating and diving, a dash of romance, and a
mysterious otherworldly presence all come together in THE PORT FEE,
Ketch’s most challenging adventure to date.
Garrett lives in upstate New York, where he and his wife serve as
housekeeping staff for two rather spoiled dogs. He has graduate
degrees in biology and computer science. After a career that ranged
from testing experimental drugs (legal ones, and not on himself!) to
developing computer operating system software, he decided to retire
from the real world and try his hand at writing fiction. Garrett
lived in coastal North Carolina for a while some years back, and the
current focus of his writing is a place that’s very special to him,
the Outer Banks region of North Carolina, which he still visits as
often as possible. There are now three books in his Storm Ketchum
Adventures series of quirky Outer Banks suspense novels, plus two
short Storm Ketchum Tales.
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Walking Out of War by Scott Bury – Book Tour + #Giveaway

28/02/17

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Walking Out of War
by Scott Bury
Genre: Historical Adventure, War
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Ukraine, 1944: After the Soviets burned the Ukrainian city of Ternopyl to the
ground to crush the stubborn Nazi occupiers, they rounded up every
remaining Ukrainian man around for the Red Army’s final push on
Germany. Maurice Bury, Canadian citizen, Ukrainian resistance fighter
and intelligence officer, is thrust once again into the death
struggle between Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s USSR.
Fighting across the Baltics in the autumn of 1944 is tough and bloody. Then
the Red Army enters Germany, where they’re no longer
liberators—they’re the long-feared Communist horde, bent on
destruction, rape and revenge. The Communists are determined to wipe
Nazism from the face of the earth. And the soldiers want revenge for
Germany’s brutal invasion and occupation.
Maurice has determined his only way out of this hell is to survive until Nazi
Germany dies, and then move home to Canada. But to do that, he’ll
have to not only walk out of war, but elude Stalin’s dreaded secret
police.
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Maurice and the truck

Latvia, October 1944

 

Maurice took out his pack of cigarettes from his inside pocket. They were damp, too, but he managed to light one and held the match for Stepan to light his, too. Even our cigarettes have to come from America. And they’re better than Russian cigarettes, too.

“Dig in, boys,” said a sergeant from another company. “Captain wants you to raise a berm along here,” he swept his arm along, indicating a line from a stand of burnt trees to a blasted barn. “Four men stand watch behind it at a time. The rest can sleep in what’s left of that barn.” He left to order other men to raise temporary, rudimentary defenses on the other side of the little camp.

The men shoveled and made a low dike with a shallow moat in front of it, good enough to hide behind and protect them against bullets. A lieutenant took three other men into the barn’s roofless loft as look-outs, even though they would not be able to see anything on this rainy night.

The berm complete, Maurice and a few other men set up the Maxim behind it and then huddled in the slightly dryer lee of a burned shed to eat their mobile rations. “Even our food comes from America,” he muttered, and surprised himself when he realized he had spoken aloud.

“Those cowboys know how to cook, too,” said another young soldier that Maurice did not know. He opened his tin can of rations. “This ham is very tasty.”

“It’s better than what we used to get,” said Maurice. Damn. I shouldn’t have said that.

“What did you used to get?” asked Taras around a mouthful of food.

“Just the Russian garbage. Sometimes, it was just stale bread.”

“When was that?”

Think fast, Maurice. “During training. The food was crap in the Donbas.”

The others nodded as if that made sense, and Maurice stifled a relieved sigh.

“Think the war will be over soon? Fritz is on the run,” said the man who liked the ham.

“It’s still a long way to Germany, and Hitler doesn’t want to give up any land,” Serhiy Koval said.

“France has been liberated, Belgium and Luxembourg too, and I heard that the Canadians have entered Holland,” said the ham lover. “Bulgaria and Hungary have turned against Germany, too. Germany can’t last.”

Maurice laughed bitterly. France had been liberated, or most of it, anyway. Italy soon would be completely free of Hitler. But what about Latvia? Estonia had declared itself a free country when the Red Army drove the Germans out, but its government had to flee the Soviets, too. Latvia would soon be firmly in Stalin’s grip.

And Ukraine? The Red Army had rolled across its flat fields in a matter of months, rolling up the Germans almost as quickly as the Germans had taken the country in 1941. Ternopyl had been destroyed in the fighting. The fall of Hitler’s empire would be the rise of Stalin’s.

A truck groaned up to the barn and parked for the night. The driver got out and three other men jumped out of the back and started unloading. Maurice shivered and felt water seeping through the canvas uppers of his boots. He looked longingly at the truck’s cabin. He thought fleetingly of climbing in the back once it was unloaded, but did not want to risk an officer’s ire. Instead, he walked up to the front of the truck and leaned against the grill. The engine’s damp heat suffused him, strengthened him. He closed his eyes and tilted his head back, thinking deliberately of his mother’s kitchen, of Katerina’s bed, of warm sunshine on the hills. For a delicious minute, he was no longer at war, but studying again beside his sister Hanya, sitting by the pietsch, his huge cat on his lap, a heavy book balanced on the table.

It couldn’t last. The sergeant walked into the barn, turning slightly as he passed Maurice. “Bury, you’re on first watch. Get up to the line.” Then he disappeared behind the blackened and splintered wall.

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Scott Bury can’t stay in one category.
After a 20-year career in journalism, he turned to writing fiction. “Sam,
the Strawb Part,” a children’s story, came out in 2011, with all
the proceeds going to an autism charity. Next was a paranormal short
story for grown-ups, “Dark Clouds.”
The Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, came out in 2012. It was
followed in 2013 with One Shade of Red, an erotic romance.
Army of Worn Soles, published in 2014, tells the true story of Maurice
Bury, a Canadian drafted into the USSR’s Red Army to face the German
invasion of the Soviet Union.
Invited to participate in two Kindle Worlds, he published Torn Roots: A Lei
Crime Kindle World Novella and Jet – Stealth: A Jet Kindle World
Novella. Both came out in July 2015.
In between writing books and blog posts, Scott helped found an author’s
cooperative publishing venture, Independent Authors International. He
is also President of author’s professional association BestSelling
Reads.
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Allerleirauh by Chantal Gadoury – Cover Reveal

22/02/17

 

 

Allerleirauh

Chantal Gadoury

Genre: Historical Fantasy /
Fairy Tale Retelling
Publisher: Parliament House
Publishing
Pending Release Date: August 22, 2017
ISBN: 978-1542850889
Cover Artist:  Parliament House

Book Description:

Long ago in the kingdom of Tranen, a king makes a promise to his dying wife to remarry only a woman who possesses her same golden hair. With time, the wicked king finds his attentions are captured by his maturing daughter. With her father’s dastardly intentions at her door post, Princess Aurelia wards off his advances by requesting impossible gifts…. Dresses created by the sun, moon and stars and a coat made of a thousand furs.
By the hands of horrible magic, the king is successful and the dresses are delivered and Aurelia decides to sacrifice her privileged life. She escapes her kingdom, the only home she’s ever known, disguised with a cloak and a new name, “Allerleirauh.”
Aurelia enters the safe haven of the kingdom of Saarland der Licht, where she is taken under the care of the handsome and gentle Prince Klaus. Hoping to not be discovered by her father’s courtiers, Aurelia tries to remain hidden under her new false identity. Unexpected love is challenged between Aurelia and Prince Klaus with an approaching arranged marriage between the heir of Saarland der Licht and the neighboring ruler’s daughter. With danger and heartache hanging in the air, Aurelia must face the troubles of her past and her fears for the future in her journey of self-discovery.
Based on the Grimm Brothers’ Fairy Tale “Allerleirauh.”

Excerpt: 

“Have you
forgotten your mother’s last wish? I promised her I would marry someone as
beautiful as she. You’re the only one who has the same golden hair, the same
smile, the same beautiful eyes. You are the only one who will do, who I can
love. The only one worthy of my love, my power, my body. You will be my bride,”
he declared as he ran a finger through my hair.
My teeth
clenched at his touch. The only thing keeping me in the room was the new plan
wheeling through my mind. Perhaps it would be clever enough to save me from
this fate. I could not live this life with him. I would rather die.
            “If I am to marry you,” I began
softly, letting out a deep breath. “I have four simple requests.”
            My father grinned and nodded, “Go
on…anything.”
            It was clear he underestimated me
by way of his confident sneer. The way he stared down his nose at me, he
anticipated my requests to be silly and pedantic. I unclenched my white fingers
and licked my bottom lip.
“For our marriage to be arranged,
I will require new gowns. I request three. The first, made and spun from the
rays of sunbeams.  The second, silver and
made from the full moon’s light. And the third, woven from the star dust that
falls from the heavens.”
My father’s face contorted with
question and he puffed himself up, but continued to listen.
            “My last request,” I continued, “A
fur coat made from all the kingdom’s wild animals, so when the harsh winters
come, I can keep sickness and death at bay.”
I could feel my hands tremble
from my trepidation. I couldn’t believe I had actually made such ambitious
demands—things truly impossible. What would the people think once they heard of
the kind, my father, going to these magnificent lengths to marry me? Would they
think I was a harlot? Would they think I encouraged my father’s behavior? My
stomach knotted.
             “And this is all you request from
me?” he asked with his eyebrows lifted.
I could see the amusement light
up his face. As my throat constricted, I slowly nodded to him.
Maybe this would actually work.
Perhaps he would not see through my deceptiveness and agree. If he did, this
would grant me more time to collect my chattels, arrange an escape from the
palace, and move forward with my plans. I would never again be Princess
Aurelia, but I would avoid a future most grim and contemptible.

 

About the Author:

Chantal is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a degree in Creative Writing. Since graduation, she has published three novels: “Seven Seeds of Summer” in March of 2014 with Waldorf Publishing, “The Songs in Our Hearts,” to be released in the Summer of 2017 with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Allerleirauh,” which is to be re-released in a new edition by Parliament House Publishing, August 2017.
Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true!
When she’s not writing a book, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Carmel Mocha Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.

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Only a Duke Will Do by Tamara Gill – Release Day Blitz

20/02/17

 
Only a Duke Will Do
To Marry a Rogue Series
Book Two
Tamara Gill
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Publisher: Entangled – Select Historical
Date of Publication: February 20, 2017
Number of pages: 300+
Word Count: 80,000
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill
Book Description:
Without a Season, Lady Isolde Worthingham captured the Duke of Moore’s heart at a country dance. But on the eve of her wedding, a scandal that rocked the ton and sent her fleeing to Scotland alone and unwed, leaves her perfectly planned future in a tangle of disgrace and heartbreak.
Merrick Mountshaw, the Duke of Moore loathes the pitiful existence he hides from the ton. With a scandalous wife he never wanted, who flaunts her many indiscretions, life is a never-ending parade of hell. When the one woman he loved and lost returns to London, he knows he can no longer live without her.
But vows and past hurts are not easily forgotten. Love may not win against the ton when a too proper Lord and Lady play by the rules.
Excerpt:
“I’ve lost him.
And I love him still.” Her voice broke at the realization.
Her mother
shushed her, pulling her into an embrace. “I know, darling. I know you do. But
there is nothing for it now. You will have to return with us to Dunsleigh.”
Isolde thought
of all she had lost, not just Merrick, but her future, their plans. Their trip
away to the Continent, Paris, Rome, and all the delightful places in between
that they were going to visit, crumbled in her chest like her heart. “He’s
really going to marry her, isn’t he?” Even saying such a thing sounded absurd,
and yet it was the truth. The truth as she would know it from tonight onward.
“Yes, he is.”
Her mother’s face was a mask of concern and pain. “I’m so sorry, darling. You
did not deserve this.”
Isolde strove to
calm down before her sobs woke her sisters and they started with their meddling
questions. Her body hiccupped for breath; her eyes, so swollen and sore, hurt
when she blinked.
“Come, you must
sleep.” Her mother helped her stand, and Isolde didn’t fight her decree.
Tiredness would succeed over her mind and, for a sweet moment, she’d forget
what had transpired this night. It was enough to make her lie down and try.
She settled
under the blankets. The maid knocked on the door and her mother ushered her into
the room, taking possession of the glass of whisky and a cold compress. Isolde
downed the drink in one gulp, grateful for the burning amber liquid and the
cooling cloth against her eyes.
The tears
started afresh when the comforting embrace of her mother wrapped around her,
pulling her close and holding her as if to never let her go. Not since she was
a child had her mother acted in such a way, and some of the despair left her,
knowing she had the support of her family.
She would need
them in the months to come.
She took a
shuddering breath. How could a night once filled with so much excitement and
anticipation twist into such despair and horror? Rolling onto her side, the
ring Merrick had given her pressed into her cheek.
She held out her
hand and looked at the cluster of five round diamonds, each of them encased in
a bed of silver and sitting on a band of gold that was etched into a leaflike
pattern. The ring had been Merrick’s grandmother’s, and it had been the most
beautiful gift Isolde had ever received.
But no longer.
Now it represented a fractured circle of trust, pulled apart and unfixable.
She yanked it
off, unable to throw it no matter how much she longed to. She reached over and
placed it on the cabinet beside her bed, looking at it as it twinkled prettily
under the candlelight. The ring and its beauty were as fickle as its owner.

 

About the Author:
Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another. A mother of three, her two little gentleman in the making, a future lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment’s peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and time travel.
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Lady Be Good by Heather Hiestand – Cover Reveal

10/02/17

LADY BE GOOD
by Heather Hiestand
Genre: Historical Romance

Pub Date: 9/5/2017

When exiled royalty and espionage
combine, expect a romance as bold as the 1920s . . .
Olga Novikov is a princess without a
throne. Her fiancé and her family slain in the revolution, she flees
Russia and finds herself working as the head of housekeeping at
London’s luxurious Grand Russe Hotel. It’s a far cry from the
glamour of her former life, but she’s grateful for the job—until
a guest forces her to question where her loyalty lies. The charming
nobleman challenges her at every turn—and arouses dreams of romance
she thought she’d abandoned forever . . .
Douglas “Glass” Childers is living
a double life. On the surface, he’s the indolent Viscount Walling,
but in truth he’s an intelligence agent searching for a Bolshevik
weapons master. The coolly beautiful and headstrong housekeeper is a
distraction he doesn’t need—unless she’s the key piece in the
puzzle he must solve. Trusting her could be dangerous—but loving
her is an undeniable temptation . . .
Heather Hiestand was born in Illinois
but her family migrated west before she started school. Since then
she has claimed Washington State as home, except for a few years in
California. She wrote her first story at age seven and went on to
major in creative writing at the University of Washington. Her first
published fiction was a mystery short story, but since then it has
been all about the many flavors of romance. Heather’s first
published romance short story was set in the Victorian period and she
continues to return, fascinated by the rapid changes of the
nineteenth century. The author of many novels, novellas and short
stories, she makes her home in a small town with her husband and son
and supposedly works out of her tiny office, though she mostly writes
in her easy chair in the living room.
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