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Friday, February 22, 2019

Valentine Countdown Blitz - Miss Devon's Choice by Sally Britton Day 15





Sally Britton is a bestselling indie author, with four historical romance novels. She contributes to the Historical Hussies blog and teaches a young writer’s class at her local library. Sally received her BA in English from Brigham Young University. She’s always read voraciously and eclectically. 

Sally started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter and she’s never looked back. Sally lives in Arizona with her crime-fighting husband, four children, and their dog. She loves researching, hiking, and geeking out over her favorite books and movies.




A scarred and lonely viscount and an independent young woman are forced into an arranged marriage. What hope do they have for a happily ever after?

Rebecca Devon lives under the severe eye of her aunt and the iron will of her father. Though she wears what she is told and befriends the people they choose for her, she spends every moment longing to do as she wishes. Knowing freedom will only come through marriage, her hopes for a happy union are stolen away when her father arranges her marriage to a complete stranger.

Christian Hundley, Lord Easton, has learned the hard way that English society won't accept a person who looks or behaves differently than their ideal. He has hidden himself away from scornful eyes for years, until his aging grandfather takes matters in hand and finds Christian a bride. Knowing he must agree to the marriage, Christian shields his heart. If the whole of society cannot accept him, why should his bride?

Rebecca knows she must have love in her life, but Christian is convinced there is nothing so fraught with danger and pain as entrusting one’s heart to another. Rebecca does everything she can to change his mind, but Christian is determined to remain aloof. Can an arranged marriage ever be anything other than a business partnership?

While this is the fifth book in the Regency romance series, Branches of Love, it can be read as a stand-alone romance.




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They made it halfway around the lake before the first raindrop fell. Then there was another, and another, and tiny ripples began to grow and multiply on the lake’s surface.
Christian halted at last and glared up at the sky. He muttered a string of words in Italian, which nearly made her smile. Obviously that language slipped from him in moments of distraction, or high feeling. She wondered which this was.
“You shouldn’t have followed me,” he said, meeting her eyes. Instead of the cold look from before, she saw distress in them.
Rebecca shrugged, breathing heavily after the unusual exercise. “It is only rain.”
A crack of thunder sounded loudly overhead, followed closely by a bolt of lightning flashing in the distance. Rebecca ducked down and covered her ears. A ridiculous, childish response, but her heart had jolted and now raced faster than it had during her run.
Christian looked about them, but there was nothing other than pastureland. He muttered curses, which were pretty unmistakable given that they were in both English and Italian.
“I should’ve made you go back,” he growled over the sound of the rain, and the wind which began to pick up. He turned back the way they’d come. “The boathouse. It’s closer than the main house—” Another rumble of thunder interrupted him.
“There’s something closer,” she nearly shouted, pointing at the trees. Rebecca lifted up her skirts much higher than was proper, preparing to run again. 









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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Valentine Countdown Blitz - With the Magic by Donna K Weaver Day 14











Award-winning author, wife, mother, grandmother, Harry Potter geek, Army veteran, karate black belt, and online gamer girl.









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As the eighth earl of Kellworth, Gareth is accustomed to getting what he wants. Then he encounters a woman he suspects is from the future--a utopian future that he feels compelled to see. He intends to get what he wants, but it will involve dealing with fae magic. And that could lead to disaster--for his heart.




Dr. Catherine Ryan is drawn to the handsome guest at Twickenham Manor, with his odd combination of childish excitement and old eyes that have seen too much pain. She loses her heart to him before she discovers the truth of when he’s from. Now she faces the biggest decision of her life!







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I’d like to suggest that we do something a little different today,” Catherine said to Gareth at the end of their third week together. They were headed toward the pastry shop where the people now knew him by his first name. It seemed to please him whenever they called him Gareth. 
“What would you have us do?”
“We’re still doing the tour of Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard. It’s tonight. It’s a fundraiser event for work, but it’s at the Barbican Conservatory. We could take a tour during the day, but I thought it might be more fun for you to see how it can be used in different ways.”
“A social function?” Gareth asked, perking up even more. “With your peers? How formal will the dress be? I wish to do you credit. Will I meet other female doctors?”
He was so adorable. Catherine had debated inviting him to be her plus-one. She hadn’t gone last year because she couldn’t bring herself to go alone. If she showed up with a guest this year, coworkers would assume he was her boyfriend and get way too excited for her. When he left next week, she’d have to deal with the pity thing again. 
Last night, as she’d crawled into bed, she’d decided to go alone. Then she’d dreamed of saying goodbye to him at the end of his holiday here. A sense of dread had filled her, and this morning she still hadn’t been able to shake it. Their time together was running out.
“Yes, you’ll get to meet other female doctors.” Catherine said. “Do you want me to set you up with one of them?” She had meant it as a joke and was surprised at the twinge of jealousy.
“Set me up?”
“Date someone.” At his confused expression, she added, “It’s when two people go to functions because they like each other romantically.”
“Courtship? With someone else?” 
Her heart did a little flip-flop. Someone else. The horror laced in his tone sent a thrill through Catherine that she had to push down. She had to admit she’d grown too fond of this handsome man with his charmingly old-fashioned manners, delight in the world around him, and even his gentle flirting. 


“I was teasing you. I won’t really set you up.” Not likely. When he left, Gareth Hildebrand was going to leave a huge hole in Catherine’s life. With so little time left together, she had no intension of sharing him with another woman.








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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Valentine Countdown Blitz - Autumn Wings by Stan Crowe Day 13









Stan published his first book at age 5, when he managed to win a local writing contest for the library.
He's matured (slightly) since then, and has switched from writing about a boy and his dog, to clean contemporary romance, murder mysteries, and light fantasy/sci-fi.
Along with his wife,  9 (and counting) children, and a ninja cat, he inhabits a place with a pair of national parks in his backyard.
He considers himself really rather blessed.


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Jim Sharp is the only widower in the senior class of Mendon State University. Still reeling from the tragedy that claimed the love of his life, he struggles to pick up the pieces and close his heart forever to love. 

When an otherworldly encounter places him squarely in the path of new love, Alex sees no way to give his crushed heart away a second time. 

His wife, however, has other plans.













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Sooner or later it was bound to happen.
You’d think a guy who had spent two years being married would at least know how to ask a girl out, but as I watched most of MeSH file out of our weekly club meeting there was no mistaking the way my pulse thudded in my ears. I’d soaked my sleeves trying to dry my palms, but to no avail.
The only way out is through, Jim, I told myself. The worst she can do is decline.













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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Valentine Countdown Blitz Heart Strings by Donna Hatch Day 12





Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.




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Fleeing an unwanted engagement, a young harpist follows her music passion to London. Becoming entangled with a handsome violinist who seems too aristocratic for a working-class musician may be more problematic than dodging her erstwhile fiancé, sleeping in the streets, or staying alive when a madman targets her for murder.



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Kit joined the waif claiming to be a harpist in the back of the orchestra pit. After rosining his bow and tuning his violin to her harp, he waited for her to warm up with a series of scales and arpeggios. A few moments later, he pointed to a spot in her music. “Alex wants to hear you play our duet in the second act.”
She fixed large eyes on him. “Our duet?”
“It’s for harp and violin, and I’m the principal violinist,” he explained.
She nodded, swallowed, and took a deep breath. “Whenever you are ready, sir.”
“I’m ready.”
She wiped her hands on her skirts and moved the pedals to put the harp into the correct key. The girl placed her fingers on the strings. And played.
Kit was so thunderstruck by the skill and beauty issuing forth from the instrument that he barely remembered to come in at the right time. Quickly, he raised his violin to his chin, lifted his bow, and closed his eyes. They played together. All the world—all noise, other performers, the audience entering—all else faded away. Kit and his violin, and the girl with her harp, were the only creations in the universe. Together, they produced magic. His soul sang as loudly as his violin.  As the last notes of their duet faded away, Kit let out his breath and swallowed the knot in his throat.
Such beauty and passion. This little waif was a true musician. In all his five and twenty years, he had never heard her equal.


Kit lowered his violin and clutched his bow. Meeting her gaze, he smiled. “Brava.”









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Monday, February 18, 2019

Valentine Countdown Blitz The MacBrides - Logan and RJ J L Petersen Day 11






J. L. Petersen lives in Denver with her husband. She finds inspiration in her adopted state of Colorado and her belief love is the most powerful positive emotion we can experience.






















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Logan, the eldest of the MacBride clan, is thrilled at his brother Clay's pending nuptials to Sandy. But when Sandy's sister RJ arrives at the family's ranch, Logan's world is turned upside down. 

However, the sisters' shared past has created scars and barriers against love testing Logan's ability to push aside his need and patience to win RJ's trust and ultimately her unwavering love.


















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“Is that all you’re going to eat?”
Logan asked.

She frowned down at her plate. It had
a hamburger with no bun, a helping of potato salad and some baked beans. “Yes,
is that a problem?”

“Nope, just never understood why women
don’t put their hamburgers on buns.” He shrugged, causing their shoulders to brush
together slightly, then started eating.

The man made her nervous. That kiss
rocked her system and she was still trying to recover. Deciding to ignore him,
she turned her attention to the rest of the discussions going on at the table
while she picked at her food. 

She was truly enjoying the family
meal. This was nothing like the family meals her family had. Which was a good
thing. She was lulled into relaxing when a discussion about some ranch
operations between Logan, Clay and Brand got heated.

As the argument got louder, RJ felt
the old tension seep into her, washing away her good mood. Her stomach
tightened into a knot. She put her fork down and clasped her hands under the
table. Sandy caught her eye, smiled, mouthing, it’s okay. Nodding at her sister,
she tried to relax. When Logan reached over under the table to lay his hand
over her clenched ones, she almost jumped out of her seat.

“Are you okay?” he whispered in her
ear.

Taking a deep breath, she found she
could only nod at him. He didn’t say anything else but pushed his hand between
her two firmly gripped ones sliding his fingers between hers and fully clasping
her hand. He gave it a squeeze and then just held tight.

“Alright boys, you can decide the best
option later. We have wedding plans to discuss. There’s only seven weeks and
lots to do,” Bea instructed.

“Ha!” Sarah snorted. “You jackasses
can hardly make it through any meal without butting heads.”

“Hey, who are you calling a jackass,
oh sister of mine who has an opinion on everything?” Clay tossed back at her.
RJ started tensing up again and
without realizing it squeezed Logan’s hand. She went into complete shock when
Sandy jumped into the fray. Sandy always shrank away from these types of
conflicts.

“Now, Clay, you’re giving my sister a
bad opinion of you.”  At that, everyone
cast their eyes towards RJ, but Clay seemed to have understanding in his
expression. With a sly smile, he apologized. “Sorry, RJ. I know you’re not used
to us yet. But hopefully, you’ll realize we love and support each other even
though my siblings are a bunch of thickheaded, stubborn mules.” 

RJ’s eyes widened at his words and
then almost popped out of her head as a half a dozen flying objects, namely
napkins and hamburger buns, all hit Clay about the same time. There was a
moment of silence at the table before she realized she gurgled. That surprised
her, but when a full laugh erupted from her, everyone joined in. Clay sat there
laughing with a piece of potato salad stuck to his head.











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