Romances Coming in April 2011!

New month, new romances… ENJOY! šŸ˜€

1 ) Out April 5 *DEBUT*

Summary:

Miss Eva Black spent her life concealing her mother’s past as a courtesan. Now a spinster, her beauty hidden away under a dour disguise, Eva spends her days schooling courtesans to be suitable wives. But one vengeful duke does not appreciate Eva turning his mistress into a lady. He plans to seduce Eva into becoming what she detests: a courtesan. But he doesn’t expect her to be a woman of such beauty and so many secrets.

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2 ) Out April 5

Summary:

Only Victoria knows the truth about dashing, dissolute, dangerous Saber Lawrenceā€”that he is a renegade prince plotting to seize control of his country. To ensure her silence, Saber kidnaps Victoria and carries her away to his castle deep in the woods. There they hide the truth about their past: a glittering ball, angry words, a passionate kiss. He vows to vanquish her reserve ā€¦ but soon finds an English governess is not so easily seduced ā€¦

Between persuasion and passion, they realize that only together can they defeat the enemies determined to destroy them. But will Saber discover too late that a womanā€™s heart is a treasure more priceless than any kingdom?

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3 ) Out April 5

Summary:

One look at the towering ocean-side manor that is to be her new home, and exiled socialite Susan Stanton knows: This is a place haunted by secrets and riddled with menace.

For Susan, there is no escaping it. At best she can stay clear of the most dangerous element of all–dark-haired smuggler Evan Bothwick, a man whose shaded countenance cannot hide his wicked intent.

But Susan has a secret of her own–a special gift that renders her privy to the darkest mysteries lurking within the walls of the manor and in the labyrinthine cellars beneath. And the only man who can help her make sense of it all is Evan, the very scoundrel and rogue she would do anything to be able to resist…

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4 ) Out April 26 *Third and final book in Love by Numbers trilogy*

Summary:

She lives for passion
Bold, impulsive, and a magnet for trouble, Juliana Fiori is no simpering English miss. She refuses to play by society’s rules: she speaks her mind, cares nothing for the approval of the ton, and can throw a punch with remarkable accuracy. Her scandalous nature makes her a favorite subject of London’s most practiced gossips…and precisely the kind of woman the Duke of Leighton wants far far away from him.
He swears by reputation.

Scandal is the last thing Simon Pearson has room for in his well-ordered world. The Duke of Disdain is too focused on keeping his title untainted and his secrets unknown. But when he discovers Juliana hiding in his carriage late one evening–risking everything he holds dear–he swears to teach the reckless beauty a lesson in propriety.She has other plans, however; she wants two weeks to prove
that even an unflappable duke is not above passion.

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5 ) Out April 26

Summary:

The dashing, licentious Marquess of Ranelaw can never forgive Godfrey Demarest for ruining his sister – now the time has come to repay the villain in the same coin. But one formidably intriguing impediment stands in the way of Nicholas’s vengeance: Miss Antonia Smith, companion to his foe’s unsuspecting daughter.

Having herself been deceived and disgraced by a rogue-banished by her privileged family as a result and forced to live a lie-Antonia vows to protect her charge from the same cruel fate. She recognizes Ranelaw for the shameless blackguard he is, and will devote every ounce of her intelligence and resolve to thwarting him.

Yet Antonia has always had a fatal weakness for rakesā€¦

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6 ) Out April 26 *Fourth book in Rarest Blooms series*

Summary:

The Duke of Castleford has been so bad for so long that scandal canā€™t be bothered to rise up around him anymore. To alleviate the boredom of his privileged life, he occupies himself with drinking and whoring, not to mention the occasional duel. When something piques his interest, however, he has been known to emerge from his ennui and employ his considerable mental faculties to finding answers to the questions that fascinate him.

When Daphne Joyes rejects this notorious hedonistā€™s seduction, she assumes that he will forget about her and continue on his path to hell. Instead her beauty, grace and formidable composure captivate him, and she becomes one of those fascinations to him. That he intends to have her, and soon, is actually the least of the dangers that his pursuit of her presents. More troublesome is his interest in her past and her history, and the way he keeps poking his nose into the secrets behind the distant relativeā€™s bequest that gave him ownership of the property where she lives.

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7 ) Out April 26 *Third book in The Impossible Bachelors series*

Summary:

Every woman dreams of saying ā€œI do.ā€ Jilly Jones didā€”and years of a deeply imperfect marriage followed. Now living in London and working in a charming bookshop, the free-spirited Jilly is perfectly content with her newfound independenceā€¦until she meets a dashing naval officer who sparks her longing for a real happily ever after.

Captain Stephen Arrow is just home after years of service, and heā€™s in no hurry to give up his hard-won freedom. The meddlesome bluestocking Jilly Jones is exactly the kind of woman he doesnā€™t needā€¦But thereā€™s something about her that keeps drawing Stephen back to theĀ bookshop. With her sparkling wit and understated beauty, she seems like a surprisingly real match for Stephen. But will a scandalous chapter in Jillyā€™s past stand in the way of their heated attraction? For this bachelor, nothing is impossibleā€¦

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8 ) Out April 26 *Second in Writing Girl series*
Summary:
Lord Simon Roxbury is a godsend to gossip columnists everywhere. this notorious rake has recently been caught in an extremely compromising position by none other thanĀ The London Weeklyā€˜s Lady of Distinction. Rumor also has it that Lord R received an ultimatum: be wed or beĀ penniless.

As A Lady of Distinction, Lady Julianna Somerset typically reports on other peopleā€™s scandals, but soon she finds herself embroiled in a very public battle with an irate Lord Roxburyā€“one that leaves her reputation in tatters and her position atĀ The Weekly on the line.

With no other choice available, these two enemies unite in a marriage of convenience to rescue both their reputations and secure his fortune. With their rivals intent on revealing the charade, Lady Julianna and Lord Simon inevitably surrender to temptation. It may just be a love match after allā€¦

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9 ) Out April 26 *Third book in Lost Lords series*

Summary:

Damian Mackenzie us a bastard and a gambler and societyā€™s favorite reprobate. But to Lady Kiri Lawford heā€™s a heroā€”braver than the smugglers he rescues her from, more honorable than any lord she’s ever met, and far more attractive than any man has a right to be.Ā  How can she not fall in loveā€¦?

But Damian Mackenzie has secrets that leave no room in his life for courting high-born young ladiesā€”especially not the sister of one of his oldest friends. Yet when Kiriā€™s quick thinking reveals a deadly threat to Englandā€™s crown, Damian learns that she is nowhere near as prim andĀ  respectable as he first assumed… and the lady is far more alluring than any man can resist…

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HAPPY MONTH OF READING!!! šŸ˜€

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Anticipated Novel-Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord

OMG, OMG, OMG-Halt the presses! The talented Sarah MacLean’s next book is coming out this October! The sequel to the highly successful release Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is about Gabriel’s twin brother, the charming and dashing Lord Nicholas St. John.

Since reading about Nicholas in the first one, I was dying for him to get his own book. While his brother is reserved and devilish, Nicholas is openly charming and honorable and that is one gorgeous cover! Here’s the blurb for the book due out October 26th:

“Lord Nicholas is a paragon of manhood. And his eyes, Dear Reader! So blue!ā€
Pearls & Pelisses, June 1823

Since being named on of Londonā€™s “Lords to Land” by a popular ladiesā€™ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumpsā€”only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman heā€™s ever met!

The daughter of a titled wastrel, Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though used to taking care of herself quite handily, her fatherā€™s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brotherā€™s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.

But the lady must be wary and not do anything recklessā€¦like falling madly, passionately in love.

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Sounds good right? And it gets better! Just check out that crazy sexy stepback!

To find out more information on Sarah’s book and to pre-order it, go to this link and scroll down-

http://macleanspace.com/romance.html

For now enjoy the deliciously sexy step back and that gorgeous cover. Seriously, the Avon marketers know how to design a book cover. If I saw that in a bookstore without knowing anything about the book, I would totally buy that. Spicyyyyy! šŸ˜€

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah Maclean

Setting: Regency 1823

Summary:

A lady does not smoke cheroot.

She does not ride astride.

She does not fence or attend duels.

She does not fire a pistol, and she never gambles at a gentlemen’s club.

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules, rules that have left her unmarriedā€”and more than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing. But to dance every dance, to steal a midnight kissā€”to do those things, Callie will need a willing partner. Someone who knows everything about rule-breaking. Someone like Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralstonā€”charming and devastatingly handsome, his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile.

If she’s not careful, she’ll break the most important rule of allā€”the one that says that pleasure-seekers should never fall hopelessly, desperately in love . . .

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Review:

A book that starts with an adventurous list… What’s not to like?

I completely fell in love with this book from page one. Callie was such a great heroine and one with issues we all can relate to. She’s been a wallflower much of her life because she isn’t considered beautiful by society’s standards and yet she’s passionate, adventurous and so much more than anyone would have expected. IĀ really related to her and rooted for her the entire novel.

Ralston on the other hand… Well, let’s just say he had me glued to the page, my cheeksĀ aflameĀ for much of the book. šŸ˜›

But it wasn’t just his obvious sexiness that hooked me, it was his ability to recognize Callie as worth so much more than his typical courtesans-to fall in love with her and see her for the true beauty she really is.

As for the rest of theĀ characters, they were all easy to fall in love with as well-Callie’s sister andĀ brotherĀ and Ralston’s sister and brother were all great; really fleshed outĀ characters that are REAL.

The romance was spicy and well-written and it was clear thatĀ CallieĀ andĀ RalstonĀ were well-matched. I love that in books when you canĀ reallyĀ see the connection between a hero and heroine and I could certainly see it in this one. I loved how Raslton wasĀ simultaneouslyĀ irritated and bewitched byĀ Callie-it made for someĀ spicyĀ interludes. The interactions between them were also so real you can almost imagine them taking place right in frontĀ ofĀ you.

The premise was unique and very well carried out-It wasn’t at all predictable in terms of what she would do to get the things on her list ticked off and more than that, the book was funny. I laughed several times throughout at the wittiness and the antics that theĀ charactersĀ performed.Ā SarahĀ MacleanĀ has some serious talent and I cannot waitĀ toĀ see what she comes up with for the hero of her next book,Ā Ralston’sĀ twin brother, Nick!

Sensuality Level: Very, very spicy šŸ˜‰ (Very explicit love scenes)

Verdict: It was fresh, witty, sexy and very romantic–Sarah Maclean is now on my favourite authors list!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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