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PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE ~~OTHER HIGHLANDER by Adrienne Basso. ..review

No Other Highlander (The McKennas)No Other Highlander by Adrienne Basso

Genre: Historical Romance (Scotland Highlands)

Series: The McKennas

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

 

  • Publication date: February 28, 2017
  • Publisher: Zebra
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01GBAG3AS
  • Length: 368 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Scottish Highlands, 1334: The McKenna clan flourishes under a family of warriors, fierce and righteous, faithful to their own until the last. But to produce an heir, the widowed eldest son must risk his heart again . . .
 
Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser was once the indulged and pampered daughter of a laird. But marriage to a brute changed her. When he sets her aside, she has only her wits and her beauty to protect herself and her child from the chaos of her former home. She will have to find another husband—a man whose strength is more than a weapon against the weak. A man she can trust . . . if such a man even breathes.

Sir Malcolm McKenna has known Lady Joan since her childhood, a spoiled princess as dangerous as she is lovely. But when she steps forward to protect him against a false accusation, he discovers a character stronger than he guessed—and an attraction he yearns to explore . . .

Release date: February 28, 2017! Reserve your copy today! 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

No Other Highlander (The McKennas) by Adrienne Basso is an intriguing Medieval Scottish Romance set in 1334 Scottish Highlands.
WOW! Fast paced, adventure filled, heart -pounding and very captivating tale of heartbreak, healing, forgiveness, learning to trust and finding HEA, peace and happiness. Such a powerful and compelling story!

Lady Joan Armstrong Fraser, was an abused wife with a small son Callum, escapes her abusive husband. While, she used to be a pampered and indulged daughter of a laird, her marriage to a brute and tyrant changed her, forever. Now she only wishes to provide her son with protection, security and love. Unfortunately, she’ll get no help from her father.
Sir Malcolm McKenna has known Lady Joan since her childhood he remembers her as a spoiled princess who is both dangerous and lovely. When she steps in to protect Malcolm he sees another side to the woman she’s grown into, she is fierce, tolerate and loves her child unconditionally.

Ms. Basso has written a sensitive, complicated, compassionate story of second chances that will captivate readers and capture their hearts from the first page to the last. Can horrors from the past, find healing and learn to trust and love, leaving all the baggage as a distance memory?

I adore how Ms. Basso brings this masterfully written story full circle to provide readers with mystery, suspense, passion and love. A must read Medieval Scottish Romance!
I can’t wait to read more of “The McKennas”.
Ms. Basso provided me with a few hours of escape from realism to the world of Highlanders, clans, and the lasses who loves them. I read it in one setting. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading! Strongly recommended!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild to a bit steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR

PRE-ORDER NOW AVAILABLE~~HER HIGHLAND HEART by Willa Blair. ..review

His Highland HeartHis Highland Heart by Willa Blair

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval Scottish)

Series: His Highland Heart, #1

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

 

  • Publication date: February 1, 2017
  • Publisher: Willa Blair
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MXJVN8V
  • Length: 352 pages

 

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Product Description

Shipwrecked in enemy territory, Euan Brodie fears the rest of his crew are at the bottom of the Moray Firth. While he searches for his crew, the youngest barely fifteen years old, he must evade Clan Ross warriors. Yet when he sees a lass about to drown in the incoming tide, he risks capture to save her.

Along with two other Munro lasses, Muireall Munro was taken by Clan Ross raiders nearly a month ago. She’s yet to be claimed as a Ross bride. Still, after two failed escape attempts, her hope is waning of ever seeing her home and the younger brother she was raising. But the stranger who pulls her from the surf will change her life forever.

If Muireall reveals who she really is, the delicious man who just saved her life will want nothing further to do with her—yet she needs him if she is ever to escape her Ross captors. If Euan reveals who he really is to the woman he saved, he risks not only his life, but his clan. Left with no choice, can they save each other while they fall in love?

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MY THOUGHTS 

His Highland Heart by Willa Blair is a heart pounding and captivating Scottish Medieval Romance. “HIS HIGHLAND HEART” series is Book 1 in what definitely promises to be a magnificent series. Oh what a beginning!

This is the story of Euan Brodie and Muireall Munroe.

Shipwrecked in enemy territory, Euan fears the rest of his crew are lost at the bottom of the Moray Firth. He knows he must escape from the Ross Clan before he becomes a captive. Three Munro lasses, Muireall Munro, Ella Munro, and another of their friends, are taken from their home, by Ross raiders nearly a month ago. Two of the lasses have already been claimed by the Ross raiders as brides. However, not Muireall, she is determined to escape thier nightmare. Enter Euan, who will risk capture to save the fascinating and enchanting, Muireall, from the rising surf. Together, they embark on a mission to escape the hellish nightmare, that’s happening in the Ross terriory. But, will they be able to resist their fierce attraction to each other? Will Euan still adore Muireall when her secret finally comes to light?

Well written story, with captivating characters and an intriguing storyline. Emotionally charged, with a wide range of emotions for the reader. I cried, was filled with angst for Euan,Muireall, and the others, but in the end some will find their happiness. Will the villains finally get what they deserve?

Once again, Ms. Blair has written a powerful Scottish Romance, with many twists and turns, secrets, the danger is palpable, the romance exciting with an unexpected but welcomed outcome. Ms. Blair never disappoints me. She is another of my favorite Scottish Historical Romance authors. I can’t wait to read more from this mesmerizing and compelling series, Ella and, which promises to be yet another high octane story. Callum is Euan’s best friend, and one of the crew members to survive, on that fated voyage. Ella is Muireall’s best friend and wishes to escape her ordeal from the Clan Ross. What amazingcharacters! Can’t wait to read their story!

Whew! “His Highland Heart” is definitely a keeper and a treasure! One I feel will be re-read again! Definitely a not to miss Scottish Historical Romance! Highly recommended!
Fans or Scottish Romance, Medieval Romance, uniquely written stories, and the power of friendships and finding a HEA, will definitely enjoy this masterfully written story. I know certainly did and am still reeling from the Muireall and Euan’s story.
I received a complimentary copy.

 

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

Regency Romance: Loving The Reluctant Viscount (The Fairbanks Series – Love & Hearts) (CLEAN Historical Regency Romance) by Jessie Bennett …a review

Clean Regency Romance: Loving The Reluctant Viscount (The Fairbanks Series - Love & Hearts) (CLEAN Historical Romance)Clean Regency Romance: Loving The Reluctant Viscount (The Fairbanks Series – Love & Hearts) (CLEAN Historical Regency Romance )

Jessie Bennett 

Genre: Clean Regency Romance

Series: The Fairbanks Series -Love & Hearts #3

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: December 24, 2016
  • Publisher: Carlton House Publishing Co.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MZ36NPO
  • Length: 2

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MY THOUGHTS 

Regency Romance: Loving The Reluctant Viscount (The Fairbanks Series – Love & Hearts) (CLEAN Historical Regency Romance) by Jessie Bennett
is Book 3 in “The Fairbanks Series -Love & Hearts”, but it can be read as a stand alone.
This is the story of Lady Janelle Dowling and Viscount Allan Gray. Lady Janelle is considered on the shelf, she is the only unmarried sister of Elizabeth, Duchess of Worthington. Viscount Allan is visiting from Australia with his sister to further is business interest.
However, there is a nefarious plot to destroy a young couple’s love. Will this happen or can the plot be stopped before it’s too late? Will a young couple’s love be lost forever? Can the mystery of who is behind the theft be found before it’s too late?
A bit slow in the beginning but picks up nicely. With a mixture of mystery, intrigue, and romance, Ms. Bennett will once again delight her readers, with her intriguing plot and her engaging characters. Readers will be captivated and held in suspense, as they try to figure how why and who is responsible for the loss of the peace and tranquility at Fairbanks. I must say, I was a bit shocked and surprised.
Another great Clean Regency Romance by Jessie Bennett! Strongly recommended for fans of Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Clean Historical Regency, stories with extended families, suspense, mystery and romantic intrigue. A must read!

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: AprilR

CONQUERING WILLIAM by Sarah Hegger. ..review 

Conquering William (Sir Arthur's Legacy,  #3)Conquering William by Sarah Hegger

Website: http://sarahhegger.com/

Twitter: @SarahHegger

 

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval /England )

Series: Sir Arthur’s Legacy #3

Source: Received for an honest review from Net Galley.  However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions. 

  • Publication date: August 30, 2016
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0190HGX9A

(Courtesy of Amazon)

“Sarah Hegger has a gift for storytelling that is not to be missed. She’s a personal favorite of mine.” —Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today bestselling author

A practical marriage…

He married for convenience, but William of Anglesea had hoped for more than piety from his new bride. Raised in a convent and thrice widowed, prim Lady Alice of Tarnwych seems like an innocent when it comes to the marriage bed—except for the tentative passion he senses in her touch, and sees in her eyes. It seems the bold knight has a new challenge in alluring Alice. But will seducing his intriguing wife lead to his downfall?

An inconvenient desire…

Everything about charming, free-spirited William defies the cloistered world Lady Alice comes from. Duty brings her to their bed—and a long-held hope for a child. Yet after three indifferent husbands, the desire William shows her awakens her own. Little did Alice expect the powerful feelings he would inspire, emotions that make her ready to abandon her rigid beliefs, and the only family she’s ever known—when William’s life is on the line…




My Thoughts: 

Conquering William by Sarah Hegger is a mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance. Set with the English borderland as a background. Book 3 in the “Sir Arthur’s Legacy”, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Sweet Bea”, and “My Lady Faye”.

Sir William of Anglesea, a Knight, free-spirited, sexy, steadfast, loyal, has a large, loving family just married for convenience and duty. But he’s hoping for more than a piety marriage, from, Lady Alice of Tarnwych. Who is a widow three times over, comely, loyal to a fault, duty-bound, cloistered from the outside world, but dreams of one day having a happy, loving marriage with children of her own.

Sister Julianna, the nun who raised Lady Alice, and is also her Aunt, has big secrets of her own. There is an uneasy feeling that surrounds Sister Julianna. She influences Lady Alice, to distraction and is very selfish, self-serving and not very kind. I wanted to just slap her and send her packing, but bless William, he has the patient of a saint, in this regard. Lady Alice’s father had no time or desire to be with his daughter, so she was raised by Sister Julianna, in a near-like convent environment, although, in a stronghold.

Fast paced, heart-pounding, tale of secrets, treachery, lies, deception, mystery, suspense, danger, passion and the beauty of finding love and hopefully, a peaceful HEA.

“Conquering William” has such a uniqueness that surrounds the story, and the characters, that the impact it has is tremendous, captivating and mesmerizing, or to me, anyway.
I was totally surprised from beginning to end and all throughout. While, the reader may think they know the secrets within, they will be shocked when they learn the biggest secret of all. It was hard to understand Lady Alice’s reaction to William’s youngest brother, who is handicapped. The reader knows it will be something overwhelming and catastrophic to a young Lady Alice, but will it destroy the tender relationship her and William are building?
Will Sister Julianna destroy the HEA William and Lady Alice is searching for, or will they stop her before it’s too late?

What an amazing storyteller, Ms. Hegger is, one who draws the reader in and holds them in awe. You can feel the sensual tension, the tension amongst the people, the angst, turmoil and love as it flows off the pages. WOW! What a captivating and mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance! Highly recommended for fans of Medieval Romance, uniquely written, highly explosive story with many twists and turns. I read it in one setting. Once you get started it was hard to put down.

Magnificent storytelling! Powerful, compelling and emotionally charged!
I can’t wait to see what Ms. Hegger has in store for readers next. I hope you will put up a copy, of “Conquering William” you will not regret your choice of reading material.
Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR

Check out this review of The King’s Executioner (Pict King, #1)

Here is a review by April: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1646599619

THE KING’S EXECUTIONER by Donna Fletcher

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval Picts)
Series: Pict King Series #1
Source: Received for an honest review from the author

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Check out this review of My Lady, My Spy (Secrets and Seduction, #4)

Here is a review by April: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1633247059

Coming soon, June 2016!
From Sheridan Jeane!
Seduction and Secrets, Book 4.

GREED MANIFESTO by John W. Mefford…review with rafflecopter giveaway

NEW RELEASE…..

Everyone needs a guardian angel, especially children of this world who are tossed aside like yesterday’s trash. But what if that angel is cloaked in vengeance, immune to human qualities of remorse or compassion, seemingly carrying a torch for justice, yet driven by a tenacious indignation.

Set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of San Francisco and all of its fleeting secrets, Michael attempts to re-boot his life, only to see death drop inches from his feet. Awakened from a seemingly catatonic state, and emboldened by a spirited friendship from his past, the former journalist is compelled to chase down the truth behind a murder–and the natural beauty connected to it.

But what he finds isn’t what it appears.

Can a price tag be associated with life? What about death…on a global scale? Robbed of his memory, beaten to an inch of his life, yet unwavering in his quest to cease an act of terror, Michael races against time to pursue an enemy bound by an unspeakable cause–or so it seems.

The fourth book in the Greed series, GREED MANIFESTO, spins a tale so wickedly conceived, you won’t believe what you read. Until you do.

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Also in the Greed Series

FATAL GREED – Greed Series #1

Behind every corporate takeover executives pull levers this way and that, squeezing the last profitable nickel out of the deal. But no one knows the true intent of every so-called merger.

No one knows the secret bonds that exist.

An Indian technology giant swallows up another private company that has deep roots in North Texas. For one unassuming man the thought of layoffs, of losing his own job to a bunch of arrogant assholes feels like a kick to the jewels.

Until the day Michael’s life changes forever.

Perverse alliances. A gruesome murder. An affair of the heart. A spiraling string of events thrusts Michael into a life-or-death fight to save a tortured soul and hunt down a brutal killer…one who lurks closer than he ever imagined.

LETHAL GREED – Greed Series #2

How often do start-up companies promise untold riches? How many of those firms are drug cartels?

Seduced by an insatiable urge to escape reality, North Texas teens are falling prey to the one weakness parents fear most about their kids—taking illicit drugs. More than a thousand miles away, two contemptible hooligans plot their path to the top of an emerging start-up company. But what will it cost them?

With his city under siege by a series of drug deaths and a kidnapping, Michael and those closest to him are sucked into a twister so toxic and destructive, no one will be the same in its wake.

From the jagged mountains and alluring beaches of Mexico to the suburban concrete jungle in North Texas, Michael defends an entire drug-ravaged generation against ruthless killers who attack on every front possible. And just when you think the dragon has been sleighed, a vile act of cruelty threatens to shred his family.

WICKED GREED – Greed Series #3

Torture disfigures and maims, traumatizing a person’s psyche. It also torments the lives they…touch.

A sick, twisted email lands at journalism outlets across the south, referencing innocent little animals and primal urges, Hollywood movie stars and women of a certain ilk, tearing flesh from bone. The haunting note tests Michael’s over-protective nature, and he questions if it’s just a prank from a sheltered computer geek, or a prophetic sign of a future heinous act.

A shadow of death swallows up one beautiful young lady after another…and no one can stop it. But what force is behind this string of sadistic killings, pulling the strings, toying with pretty girls who want nothing more than to meet Mr. Right? As Michael and his band of brothers (and sister) track a series of bizarre murders in southern college towns—slowly piecing together what the FBI can’t—a ruthless monster strikes close to home.

When blood pours from the soul you love, the pain isn’t of this world.

In the end, lives will be forever changed. And one will not survive.

About the Author

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.

When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.

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MY THOUGHTS:

GREED MANIFEST by John W. Mefford is an interesting thriller/suspense. #4 in the “Greed” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading the others in this awesome, fast paced series. “Fatal Greed”, “Lethal Greed”  and “Wicked Greed”.

Fast paced, seat on the edge of your seat thriller. Filled with rage, suspense, mystery and yes, greed. From the first page I was pulled into the story, in awe, of what the author has bought forward. What if…

This felt so real, it was hard to remember it is just fiction. A must read for anyone who enjoys thrillers, Suspense, and mystery.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Hot(due to adult situations, language and violence)

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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 #2 Lethal Greed review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/RKI3Z7S147PFE/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00LFNC5T0

 

#3 Wicked Greed review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R228VPBAGX63BC/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MAYAHAM

 

**An awesome series**

 

DARLING BEAST by Elizabeth Hoyt…review

Darling Beast (Maiden Lane, #7)Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
You can learn more at:

ElizabethHoyt.com

Twitter @elizabethhoyt

Facebook.com/ElizabethHoytBooks

Genre: Historical Romance(Regency)

Series: Maiden Lane #7

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher though Net Galley.

  • Series: Maiden Lane
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (October 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455586307
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455586301

*From Amazon*

A MAN CONDEMNED . . .

Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown’s soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he’s quickly driven to distraction . . .

A DESPERATE WOMAN . . .

London’s premier actress, Lily Stump, is down on her luck when she’s forced to move into a scorched theatre with her maid and small son. But she and her tiny family aren’t the only inhabitants-a silent, hulking beast of a man also calls the charred ruins home. Yet when she catches him reading her plays, Lily realizes there’s more to this man than meets the eye.

OUT OF ASH, DESIRE FLARES

Though scorching passion draws them together, Apollo knows that Lily is keeping secrets. When his past catches up with him, he’s forced to make a choice: his love for Lily . . . or the explosive truth that will set him free.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

 

DARLING BEAST by Elizabeth Hoyt is an intriguing Regency Historical Romance set in 1741 England. #7 in the “Maiden Lane” series, but can be read as a stand alone. A delicious blend of romance, passion and adventure. A historical fans delight with plenty of action, sensuality, secrets,danger and romance. A must read for anyone who enjoys not only romance, but the magic of danger, and passion. What a delight, Ms. Hoyt has a satisfying and enjoyable way of describing her characters, and her storylines are wickedly delicious as well as fast paced and action packed. I absolute love this series. Well written from beginning to the very last page and beyond, you will keep reading all night until you solve the mystery, and learn all their secrets. I am always amazed and delighted to read one of Elizabeth Hoyt’s tale of romance and love. An absolute delight! Well done, once again, Ms. Hoyt!!

*Received for an honest review from the publisher through Net Galley*

Rating: 4.5
Heat Rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

REVIEW: MIDNIGHT PURSUITS by Elle Kennedy

18141688MIDNIGHT PURSUITS

ELLE KENNEDY

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Series: A Killer Instincts Novel #4

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

 

  • Series: A Killer Instincts Novel (Book 4)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (April 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451465695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451465696

 

(From Amazon)

Her job is to stay hidden.
Too bad he can’t take his eyes off her.

Soldier-for-hire Ethan Hayes is the youngest member of an elite mercenary team. While he may be affectionately nicknamed the rookie, the skills Ethan honed as a Marine make him seriously dangerous. But when a sudden distress call puts him in close quarters with a rival, he finds more than his field skills being put to the test.

Juliet Mason stands out as the master thief in a covert group of assassins and spies. Her latest mission is personal—and it’s gone horribly wrong. Juliet may prefer to work alone, but when the rookie comes to her aid in snowy Eastern Europe, she can’t deny they make a good team. But even up against a powerful enemy, their most challenging task yet may be fighting the passion between them….

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ISBN-13: 9780451465696
ISBN-10: 0451465695

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MY THOUGHTS:

MIDNIGHT PURSUITS by Elle Kennedy is an exciting Romantic Thriller. #4 in “A Killer Instincts Novel”, but can be read as a stand alone. WOW!

A fast paced Romantic Thriller. Filled with sizzling sex, high-adventure, heart-pounding excitement, fierce characters, edge of your seat reading, and an emotional tale of two emotionally scarred loners.

You will be turning pages faster than you can say “Killer Instincts”. Well written with fierce characters and a plot with many twists and turns. A definite keeper! Emotional and compelling as well as gripping from beginning to end. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: hot

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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