Monday, February 5, 2018

January Historical Romance Blitz


River
Queen Rose
In
Old California #1
by
Shirley Kennedy

The
ramshackle River Queen Hotel is home to vagabonds, gamblers, and
heathens—and now, to new widow Rose Peterson. The rundown Gold Rush
establishment is the only thing her late husband, Emmet, left her.
Despite its raucous saloon and ladies of the evening, Rose can see
the hotel’s potential. Her late husband’s family claim that
sheltered Rose isn’t capable of running the Sacramento inn herself.
But she is determined to make a new life for herself and her young
daughter, even if it means flying in the face of custom and
propriety. She feels as if she hasn’t a friend in the world.
Except,
perhaps, one. Decatur “Deke” Fleming, a tall, lanky Australian
who once served as Emmet’s farmhand. Pride prevents Deke from
revealing his moneyed past; conscience keeps him from confessing his
feelings for the still grieving widow. But when Rose is tempted by
wealthy civic leader and hotel owner Mason Talbot, Deke may be the
only person who can save her—and the one man capable of reviving
her bruised and battered heart . . .



Shirley Kennedy was born and
raised in Fresno, California. In her early career as an author,
Shirley wrote traditional Regency romances, one for Ballantine, the
rest for Signet. Later on, she branched into other genres. She lives
in Las Vegas, Nevada, with her older daughter, Dianne, and Brutus and
Sparky, her two editorial assistants who love to nap in the sunshine
next to her computer while she works on her next book.




Enchanting
Ophelia
The
Muses’ Salon Series #3.5
by
Rachael Miles

Nothing
is more romantic than being a newlywed during the holidays! And
nothing is more festive than making Christmas plans with one’s
beloved. But as Lady Ophelia is about to discover, even the best laid
plans can go awry. And as she knows very well, when it comes to
matters of the heart, that is sometimes the greatest gift of all.
True love, after all, can be full of surprises . . .
Fans
of Jo Beverly and Mary Jo Putney as well as all readers who value
Regency-set romances that are expertly grounded in the era’s
history will be delighted to discover the latest in Miles’
impeccably researched and beautifully crafted Muses’ Salon series!”
Booklist
Rachael
Miles’ knowledge of the time period she writes about adds a depth
of authenticity that enriches every page.” --Jodi Thomas, New
York Times 
bestselling
author




Rachael Miles has always loved a
good romance, especially one with a bit of suspense and preferably a
ghost. She is also a professor of book history and nineteenth-century
literature whose students frequently find themselves reading the
novels of Ann Radcliffe and other gothic tales. Rachael lives in her
home state of Texas with her indulgent husband, three rescued dogs,
and an ancient cat.





Forbidden
Desire
Pirate’s
Prize #3
by
Tina Donahue


In
paradise, the only limits to passion lie in your imagination…
After
a life filled with hardship, landing on a lush tropical isle is
heaven on earth for mariner Heath Garrison. And it comes complete
with two angels who bring out the very devil in him. Identical twins
Netta and Aimee are guileless and seductive, living and loving
without jealousy. Days of longing, nights of carnal bliss make
choosing one over the other seem impossible, but hungering for both
sisters is taboo.
Aimee
and Netta’s devotion to each other helped them survive the vicious
pirates who overran their home. Will a virile Englishman come between
them now? When their enemies return, determined to vanquish the
islanders for good, Heath races to save them along with his
countrymen. But survival will bring a choice—between the life Heath
has known, and a love that changes all their destinies…




Tina
Donahue 
is an Amazon and
international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal,
contemporary, and historical romance for traditional publishers and
indie. 
Booklist, Publishers
Weekly, Romantic Times 
and
numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic
novels (
Freeing the Beast, Come and
Get Your Love
, and Wicked
Takeover
) were Readers' Choice Award
winners. Another three of her erotic novels (
Adored;
Deep, Dark, Delicious; Lush Velvet Nights
)
were named finalists in the 2011 EPIC competition.
 Sensual
Stranger
, her erotic romance, was
chosen Book of the Year 2010 (erotic category) at the French review
site, Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books
was to created specifically for her erotic romance 
Lush
Velvet Nights. Deep, Dark, Delicious 
received
an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. 
Take
Me Away 
captured second place
in the NEC-RWA contest. And 
The
Yearning 
was honored with an
Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. She’s
featured in the 2012 
Novel and
Writer’s Market
. Before penning
romances, she worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production
company.







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