Hot Regency Vampire Alert!!! #amreading #bookboost @annlethbridge

Lady Sybil's Vampire (A Most Peculiar Season Book 5)Lady Sybil’s Vampire by Ann Lethbridge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ann Lethbridge is a wonderful storyteller and Lady Sybil’s Vampire is a perfect example of how skilled she is at writing not just Regency romance, but paranormal Regency romance.
This story of forbidden love and desire is exciting, fast paced and extremely romantic. Set in Regency London, the story follows the delectable vampire Anton Blade and the object of his desire, Lady Sybil Lofstrom. Anton is afraid to fall for Sybil because he has a debt to pay, which meant that he has vowed never to love. Worse is the fact that Sybil is human…or is she?
Sybil harbours her own fears, focused around losing her mind as her mother did. She sees things no one else can, and feels she cannot confess to anyone what she sees in case they imprison her as they did her mother.
When Sybil and Anton meet, they are irresistibly drawn together. Both lonely, both afraid but both strong and wilful, they are the perfect match and their inner light and darkness combine to make for a passionate and emotional tale.
I loved this book and have to confess that I cried my way through the final 20%. Anton is everything you want in a hot Regency vampire; animal, possessive and desirable. Sybil is a fabulous female lead because she knows how she should behave, she is aware of what’s acceptable for a lady’s companion in Regency England, yet she follows her own heart and mind.
I recommend this book for fans of Regency and paranormal romance.

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#bookrelease – Cursed Treasure… Lord Suitor – by @ravenmcallan @evernightpub

Cursed Treasure… Book one Lord Suitor

It’s no secret that I fell into writing Regency romance by accident. And definitely no secret how much I love both the writing and the research. It’s so much easier these days, with search engines as well as very helpful librarians on our library van. (Once a week into the village and they get almost everything I ask for.) Once I decide I need information everything else gets forgotten about as I flit from one thing to another. Sometimes I end up nowhere near what I was looking for, but oh boy I’ve enjoyed it.
The idea for this series came about, strangely when I saw a stately home and it’s contents were threatened to be parted due to mismanagement over years and of course death duties.
I didn’t dwell on the death duty bit, but I’ve got an idea plotted around it…, but I did have a light bulb moment about someone with a fortune and someone without…
Of course, I didn’t know then that the fortune was said to be cursed.
Or that Id have a prequel of the story of how… and why… before the grown up children decided to rid the family of the curse and make a fortune again…
That’s a free read from Evernight and me…


And no, they’re not paranormal…
They just have cursed treasure in them…

Lord Suitor is Tessa’s story…


A smuggler and an aristocrat. Who should Tessa chose?

Both professed their love for her, both intrigued her. How could she pick one over the other?

When Tessa was accosted by a smuggler her life took a turn for the better. Or so she thought. Until Nathaniel, Lord Fenniston indicated his interest in her. She had to marry to help her family, but her loyalties are torn.

Either man could be the one, but how can she decide? Torn between them, Tessa must think hard and fast.

Luckily, fate has it’s own way of deciding, and Tessa had no option but to do as it dictates.


And a wee tease…
“You’ve gone and done it now, youngster. She be dead. How you goi’n t’splain that to his Lor’ship, eh?” The rough voice echoed and fluctuated like the sound of waves rushing in and out of one of the numerous caves in the cliffs below Birch House. Tessa took a sharp inward breath and winced as one of the drums of the local regiment played a brisk march on her skull. How dare they? She needed to sleep, not be entertained in such a manner.
“She’s not dead,” the smooth-as-her-morning-chocolate voice said. “I didn’t hit her that hard, a mere tap. Just to let the ponies get on. See, she’s still breathing, you fool. Look, her bosom is heaving like a ship under full sail.”
A ship under full sail indeed. She may be nicely endowed in that area, but not to those extremes. That picture in her mind conjured up Lady Frame, whose bosom was akin to his description.
Tessa moaned and struggled to sit up. Strong hands held her firmly.
“Don’t wriggle, woman. You may well do me a mischief if you do, and I swear you might not welcome the results.”
She stilled immediately as a distinct bulge made its presence known in the cleft of her arse.
“There now, see? She’s wakening.” The velvety, cultured voice spoke once more.
Was it familiar? Tessa couldn’t get her thoughts straight enough to work that out.
“Come on, sweetheart, show us you’re back with us again.” Those strong arms—she had no reason to believe it was any other—gathered her up, and she felt safe and cossetted as a calloused hand stroked her cheek and then gave it a gentle tap. “Stop pretending.”
If she considered she was cosseted before, now she felt scolded like a recalcitrant child.
“Get you off, young sir.” The rough voice had become urgent. “Leave her with me. I’ll knock her out again and get away afore she comes around again.”
“Rubbish, enough of the violent thoughts. You go and do your bit, and I’ll speak to you tomorrow. She won’t see my face. The men need to know all is well, and you can reach them better than I can. I’ll do what is needed here. Off you go before my lady opens her eyes and clocks your ugly phizog. It might send her off again.”
There was a cackle of laughter, then a rustle and the fading sound of someone walking over what sounded like shingle.
“Come on now, I know you’re awake. Your breathing changed. Stop playing the dead man, and let’s get on.”
She bit her lip as she tried to open her eyes. They didn’t want to cooperate, and she suddenly realized why.
“Why am I blindfolded?” Was that weak and whinging voice really hers? “Take it off at once.” There, surely that sounded more in command?
It seemed not. Someone laughed.
“Sorry, sweetheart, nothing doing. It’s in your own best interest not to see anything. Look to the wall while the gentlemen do their work.”

Happy Reading,
Love R x

#bookreview – How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie – by @henningland @ukcarina

How to Bake the Perfect Pecan PieHow to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie by Gina Henning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie was an engaging light-hearted romance. I loved Gina Henning’s sweet, energetic prose and read this book within hours.
The main character Lauren was funny and ditzy and I adored her fast-paced thoughts as she tried to negotiate her way around her family and the gorgeous stranger/pecan hoarder Jack.
Lauren is adorable, Jack is hunky-tender (perfect hero material…YUMMY!!!) and Lauren’s family’s antics sent me into fits of laughter as each one revealed hysterical idiosyncrasies… and don’t even get me started on the PDAs!!! 😉
A fabulous read that will whisk you away from reality and make you smile. So go on, treat yourself!

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#bookreview – One Hundred Christmas Proposals – by @hollymartin00 @ukcarina #christmasreads

One Hundred Christmas ProposalsOne Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well I loved One Hundred Proposals so when I found out that Holly Martin was writing a Christmas sequel, I was beyond excited! And guess what… she did not disappoint!
I devoured this book in an hour because it was so amazing. It was wonderful to be with cute, crazy Suzie and hot, sweet Harry and to see how things have progressed for them over the past six months. They are just the perfect couple and it was fabulous to read about them again.
I giggled, I cried, I gasped and I swooned my way through this story and I enjoyed it so much that I might just go and read it all over again for the sheer enjoyment of it!
Thanks to the gorgeous Holly for writing this fabulous Christmas read!
I would LOVE to meet Harry and Suzie again next year… HINT…HINT… XXX

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#bookreview – Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe – by Rebecca Raisin @jaxandwillsmum @carinauk

Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe (Gingerbread Cafe, #3)Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café was an enchanting read. I adore Rebecca Raisin’s beautiful dreamy prose and how it magically transports me into the world she has created. I have read the other books in the series as well as The Bookshop on the Corner and I cannot wait to read Secrets at the Maple Syrup Farm in 2015.
This story has everything you could want in a Christmas read: a wedding, snow, gingerbread, characters you love and plenty of lovely twists and turns to make you smile, sigh and even cry.
I enjoyed my return visit to Ashford and seeing Lil and Damon – the characters I’ve grown so fond of – making their bond official was extremely emotional and satisfying. Of course, I can’t forget others like Cee Cee and Missy. I’m really going to miss them all!
Thank you, Rebecca, for writing this absolute gem of a tale. XXX

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#BookBlitz – @lovebitessilk – #amreading #bookboost @evernightpub @kirutaye

Title: Scores
Author: +Kiru Taye, Author 
Series: Passion Shields, Book 3
Previous books: Scars and Secrets
Genre: Interracial, Erotic, Contemporary,
Content Warning: Strong language, Mild
violence, Menage (MFM), BDSM, Public Exhibition


this dramatic conclusion to Benjamin and Selina Moss’s story they must deal
with lust and love, dark desires and danger.
love possesses her. Will it protect her too?
Moss has proven how much he cares about his wife, Selina. She pushed him to
shred his iron control and bare his soul to her. In return he’s earned her much
guarded heart as well as her body.

her past has finally caught up with her and scores will have to be settled
before they can have a happy ending. Can Benjamin’s love protect her from those
who seek to destroy both of them? Or will she finally lose the man who’s
possessed her body as well as her heart



know Selina can be stubborn,” Chris said after moments of silence while
the men drank. “But is she refusing to take the bracelet back?”
She wants it. But I can’t give it back to her until she knows everything about
my past. I can’t trust that she won’t throw it at me when she finds out what my
life was really like.” Ben sighed, giving in briefly to the fear of what
it would do to his heart if she spurned him again.
don’t blame you,” Kenny said, sympathy lacing his words.
Chris muttered under his breath.
His friends
understood his predicament. They were dominant men. Although Chris wasn’t in a
committed relationship, he had dated Selina before Benjamin met her. Kenny on
the other hand had been married once. Still, they both understood his need for
Selina, his overwhelming desire to have her submission.
She was a
beam of light shining on the darkness that had lived in his soul since he was a
teenager. He loved her. Wanted to possess her like no one ever did.
As a man
who made a living from protecting others, no one drew out his protective
instincts like Selina did. And he would make sure she was protected no matter
the cost to him. If it meant taking down Tony Kana, he would do it in a
want to know everything Tony Kana does from now on. If he as much as sneezes, I
want to hear about it.” Ben tossed the rest of his drink down his throat
as the need to be with his wife overwhelmed him. He stood and headed toward the
got it.” Kenny nodded as he stood too.
you,” Ben said before punching the button to call the elevator.  Chris stepped inside with him when the door
are you so bent on tracking this guy?” his best friend asked. “Is
there something I should know?”
Ben had
asked Kenny, who had contacts in West Africa, to help him find Tony Kana but
he’d never really explained to his friends why.
is Selina’s ex-husband,” he said in a matter of fact tone.
His friend understood him too well.
the reason she has body issues.”
issues?” Chris’s face puckered in a frown.
you dated her, did you ever get to see her full unclothed?”
friend’s dark brows drew together. “No. She always insisted on having
those corsets on. They were damn sexy so I never minded. Although once I walked
into the bathroom while she was in the shower and she nearly screamed the place
down because she wanted me to get out.”
closed his eyes and sucked in a breath to stave off his rising anger. “Her
abdomen is covered in scars. Someone cut her up pretty badly.”
Chris growled the question.
Ben opened his eyes and stared at his friend. He could see his anger reflected
in his friend’s eyes. “But he might as well have wielded the knife
himself. He handed Selina over to the militia who wanted to use her as a sex
slave. She fought back and they mutilated her for disobedience.”
all you want to do is watch this guy? I want to put a bullet right between his
doesn’t want any more bloodshed. I have to respect her wishes. Doesn’t mean I
can’t take the guy down another way.”
Chris nodded. “He has to pay.”
he’s going to pay. No doubt about that.”
entered the bar and loud music erased the need for further conversation.

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BOOK RELEASE – Unexpected Storm – by Elodie Parks


When Holly takes a vacation with friends, she never dreams she will meet someone who turns her lonely life around in just one afternoon…the question is, can this kind of heat last…

‘Unexpected Storm,’ released June 21, from Secret Cravings Publishing.

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Excerpt from ‘Unexpected Storm,’ Copyright Elodie Parkes 2014, Secret Cravings June 21, 2014 erotic romance short release
18+ rated

He stared at her intently, and then extended a hand alongside her head to rest it against the wooden window frame. His muscled arm grazed her cheek. He enclosed her in intimacy.
“Hi, my name’s Will. I’m not sorry I grabbed your ass. You’re lovely and I just couldn’t help it. Blame the atmosphere, the positive ions.” He smiled and it made him even more beautiful.
Holly couldn’t get past the lure of his muscular arm being so close to her she could’ve nestled against it. She couldn’t tear her gaze from his blue eyes. Her entire body reacted wildly to this man. Breasts heavy, pussy drenched, eyes about to close with a haze of lust, she heard a sigh break from her lips.
Will brought his other hand gently around Holly’s head, held her, and watched her eyes as he descended on her mouth.
His fingers against her ear sparked rivulets of sensation. They trickled goose bumps down her neck to her breasts. His kiss was soft, sexy, lingering, and when he stopped, Holly followed his mouth with hers, the desperation for more kisses driving her.
Rain beat on the roof of the beach hut. People talked loudly so they could be heard. The girls, who’d squealed earlier, squealed again as thunder rolled overhead. The air was warm, sticky, vaguely smelling of rush matting, seaweed, the ocean. Holly felt sweat trickle down between her shoulder blades. It beaded under her hairline and on her top lip. She quickly licked it away and noticed how Will watched her tongue hungrily.


About the author
Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy, cool stories and hot love scenes.
Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.
Elodie writes for, Hot Ink Press, Moon Rose Publishing, Eternal Press, Secret Cravings, and Evernight
She has also released titles as an individual indie author.

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