#ReleaseBlitz “The Duke is Wicked (League of Lords, Book 3)” by Tracy Sumner

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League of Lords, Book 3

 

Victorian Historical Romance

Date Published: March 2, 2021

Leagues and lives apart, Delaney and Sebastian navigate a world they’re not destined for together. Can she let down her guard and learn to trust a WICKED Duke?

He’s harboring a fiery secret….

The Duke of Ashcroft is determined to keep the League of Lords under wraps. After all, the group’s supernatural gifts brought the mystical misfits together and nobody is going to tear them apart. Intelligent and wily, Sebastian knows better than to trust anyone–especially an impulsive and intrusive American woman.

She’s looking for answers…

Competitive and confident, Delaney Temple is hellbent on uncovering the truth about the League. She’ll stop at nothing to unearth the secrets they’re burying. But when Sebastian is in trouble and Delaney comes to his rescue, their contempt turns to a burning desire. Suddenly, with their passion ignited, they can no longer deny their attraction.

A forbidden love…

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A spirited and compulsively readable paranormal-romance.”—Kirkus Reviews

Fans of the historical and the paranormal will not be able to put this excellent book down.” —Coffee Time Romance Reviews

“Seamless blend of sensual romance with sooty London ton plus a splash of the fantastic!” —Fresh Fiction

Snappy dialogue and Austen-esque drollery.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Other books in the League of Lords Series:

The Lady is Trouble

League of Lords, Book 1

Release Date: February 18, 2020

In the first in Tracy Sumner’s sizzling League of Lords historical series, mysticism in Victorian England is the setting for a captivating love affair . . .

He’s a viscount with a dark past who yearns for the one woman he can’t have. She’s rebellious, spurned by society and determined to change his mind.

What’s a defiant woman to do when the man she’s meant for doesn’t believe in love?

After three years of waiting for Julian Alexander to realize they are destined to be together, Lady Piper Scott takes matters into her own hands. Because her gift as a healer has never done anything but distance her from the most principled man in England. A meaningless diversion as a medium, all done to gain a certain wandering viscount’s attention, backfires. As most endeavors have for a woman known in the ton as Scandalous Scott.

What’s a reluctant viscount to do when the woman he can’t have becomes the woman he can’t live without?

Julian Alexander, Lord Beauchamp, battled his way from the lowliest slum to assume his title. He carries not only a turbulent past, but a mystical psychic gift that separates him from society. Honorable to his core, he is committed to protecting a community of outcasts with abilities like his own. He has no time, no place, for love. Or repeatedly rescuing the most outrageous, beguiling woman he’s ever known. Even if she needs his protection most—and he desires her above all others.

Seduction, intrigue and desire lead to an explosive passion…

Julian vowed to shield Piper from the deadly foes seeking to possess her powerful gift. Although he needs her help in controlling his own, the mix could be deadly. Soon what was once a simple agreement to work together becomes enchantingly complex as they surrender to a timeless love…

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The Rake is Taken

League of Lords, Book 2

Release Date: June 16, 2020

A gorgeous psychic. An unwanted betrothal. A tantalizing compromise.

An independent hellion, a stealer of time, and the only woman who can capture his heart…

Lady Victoria Hamilton has a supernatural gift, a fiancé, and a guardian angel. She just never expected her protector to be the most dazzling man in England, a devilish scoundrel they call the Blue Bastard. Victoria has agreed to marry for duty, not love, but her unforeseen desire for her mystical angel threatens to destroy not only her plans for the future but the armor surrounding her susceptible heart.

A confirmed scoundrel, a mind reader, and the only man she desires…

Illegitimate son of a viscount and reigning king of London’s gossip sheets, Finn Alexander has spent a lifetime hiding his ability to read minds behind charming smiles and wicked behavior. No one knows the real man, and he likes it that way. Until he meets the lone woman who sees the man beneath the disguise—a blue-blooded temptress with the power to bring him to his knees.

As they embark on a journey of passion and friendship, Victoria and Finn must decide if they’re willing to risk everything for the promise of true, magical love.

Second novel in the tantalizing Victorian paranormal League of Lords series!

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About the Author

Award-winning author Tracy Sumner’s storytelling career began when she picked up a historical romance on a college beach trip, and she fondly blames LaVyrle Spencer for her obsession with the genre. She’s a recipient of the National Reader’s Choice, and her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Portuguese and Spanish. She lived in New York, Paris and Taipei before finding her way back to the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

When not writing sizzling love stories about feisty heroines and their temperamental-but-entirely-lovable heroes, Tracy enjoys reading, snowboarding, college football (Go Tigers!), yoga, and travel. She loves to hear from romance readers!

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#Featured “Western Bride: A Miners to Millionaires Story (Copper Kings Book 1)” by Janelle Daniels

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A Miners to Millionaires Spin-off Series!

Abby Winthrop knows what life-altering love is like-and how it can destroy you. Now, all her dreams hang on the new women arriving in Promise Creek, hoping they’ll become like sisters to her. But when Lucas McDermott, the man who’d abandoned her years before, turns out to be one of the notorious Copper Kings and is charged with settling the new women, Abby’s life is thrown into chaos.

Lucas McDermott is a man of action. When he and his partners strike the richest copper mine in the world, he won’t let anything stop their success-especially not a woman from his past. But when he lays eyes on Abby again, plans change. She isn’t just a woman he once desired, but the only woman who has ever touched his heart.

Determined to win her back, he proposes a friendship between them. But when Abby is attacked, his protective instincts rise. He loves her still, but can Abby forgive him for past mistakes…or will history repeat itself?

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#BookSale “Always Believe in Love (Emerson Book 4)” by Maureen Driscoll

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Nicholas Chilcott is the Earl of Layton, though his biological father was actually the late Earl of Ridgeway. When Nick’s cousin Simon challenges him for the title, Nick must travel to the coastal village of Weymouth to uncover secrets from the past. But, instead, he finds the woman he wants to build his future with.

Kate Winston serves as the church archivist, while trying to evade the unwanted advances of the new vicar. When a handsome earl comes to town on a mission, she cannot resist helping him, though she has no desire to join his world in the ton.

As Nick and Kate work to find answers to the past, they discover a passion that neither can deny.

ADVISORY: ALWAYS BELIEVE IN LOVE is, technically, historical romance. But it is very light on the history and rather heavy on the passion. It has adult situations and graphic sexual content. You will not like this book if you don’t like those things. It does contain some information about fish. You might like that part of the story if you like fish.

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#Spotlight “Where Dreams Merge (Jasmine Cottage Book 2)” by Maureen Driscoll

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The second book in the Jasmine Cottage Victorian Romance series follows Grace Moore as she matches wits with writer Carter Beckett, the Earl of Wainwright.

Grace Moore has avidly followed the career of Carter Beckett, who pens pieces for a London newspaper. Never shy to contradict him, she has sent him several letters about his work. What she didn’t expect was for the man himself to visit the country not far from where she lives, even more handsome in real life than his pen and ink picture in the paper.

Carter Beckett is restless. He is attempting to write a novel, but the words simply will not come. However, once he meets the lady who has been his most outspoken critic, he realizes he has finally found his muse. Once the two begin writing letters to each other through alter egos, love of the written word turns into the love of a lifetime.

WHERE DREAMS MERGE is the story of two people reaching beyond their day-to-day lives to find love. This book contains explicit language and graphic sexual scenes. If you don’t like sex with your books, this one isn’t for you, though the author hopes all readers end up with their soul’s mate.

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#Review “Waltz of Seduction: A Steamy Regency Novella” by Natasha Blackthorne

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5/5 Stars!

Preconceived perceptions will lead to misunderstandings every time… count on it!

Lord Colin Lockhart believes sexuality and arousal are too unsettling for genteel women’s nerves and a husband doesn’t subject his wife to his animal lust.

Lady Sara Lockhart believes Colin married her for her impressive dowry… despite her plain looks and timid demeanor.

Married less than a year, the couple stumbles through their relationship maintaining the proper behavior befitting their station.

But when Colin tells his shy, non-dancing wife they will waltz together at her upcoming birthday ball, Sara panics at the thought of everyone watching her. Colin tries to assure her they will be fine and suggests they practice.

Awkward and clumsy at first, a new level of trust grows between Colin and Sara in the soft, round movements of the waltz, strengthening their bond… and loosening their inhibitions. All those preconceived notions go up in flames as this short read goes from sweet to blazing inferno!

I wasn’t ready for Waltz of Seduction to end. I liked the Lockharts, both honest without guile, trying to be what society said they were supposed to be, even in the privacy of the bed chambers

Download this well-written novella today and join Colin and Sara on their journey of discovery… and desire.

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Lord Lockhart loves his new bride. Yet he also knows that a gentleman
doesn’t inflict his passionate desires on a wife. The marriage bed is
for begetting heirs, not animal lust. No matter how much he desires his
wife. But under Lady Lockhart’s shyness is a determination to tempt her
handsome husband, to satisfy them both and spend every night together in
her bed.
Innocent waltzing lessons in their chambers soon become
passionate, and may lead the newlyweds to overcome their preconceptions
and learn to be lovers, as well as man and wife.

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A Message from Natasha Blackthorne:

Dear Readers,

On May 20, 2011, I made my debut as a published author with Waltz of Seduction through Ellora’s Cave under their Quickies® line. Now I am re-releasing this short novella. I hope you enjoy this short story for what it is, a snapshot of one moment of time between a young misinformed husband and an innocent and shy but eager young wife. The heat level is Scorching Hot Romance and it contains some sensual bondage.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Waltz of Seduction: A Steamy Regency Novella” by Natasha Blackthorne

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It all started with a daring red ball gown…

Shy common-born Sara wants to seduce her husband. Her handsome, noble-born husband wants only to teach her how to waltz. But who knew a
waltz could be so naughty?

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Lord Lockhart loves his new bride. Yet he also knows that a gentleman
doesn’t inflict his passionate desires on a wife. The marriage bed is
for begetting heirs, not animal lust. No matter how much he desires his
wife. But under Lady Lockhart’s shyness is a determination to tempt her
handsome husband, to satisfy them both and spend every night together in
her bed.
Innocent waltzing lessons in their chambers soon become
passionate, and may lead the newlyweds to overcome their preconceptions
and learn to be lovers, as well as man and wife.

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A Message from Natasha Blackthorne:

Dear Readers,

On May 20, 2011, I made my debut as a published author with Waltz of Seduction through Ellora’s Cave under their Quickies® line. Now I am re-releasing this short novella. I hope you enjoy this short story for what it is, a snapshot of one moment of time between a young misinformed husband and an innocent and shy but eager young wife. The heat level is Scorching Hot Romance and it contains some sensual bondage.

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Waltz of Seduction

Copyright © 2011 Natasha Blackthorne

Alarm accelerated her heartbeat and she glanced up at him. “What are you doing?”

“Trust me.” He moved behind her and took both her hands. She felt him tugging and pulling.

Then he faced her. “Now we try again.”

She pulled at her hands. She couldn’t move them. He had bound them together. “Colin?”

He came back to face her and clasped the sides of her waist, holding her firmly. “I will not let you fall. Do you trust me?”

“I suppose,” she replied. But she worried about his state of mind. He did seem a little foxed.

He began to move, slowly. She stared down at her feet.

“Stop counting the steps.” He pointed at his face. “Look me in the eyes. Feel this in your body, not your head. Trust me.”

Her feet wouldn’t obey.

“In my eyes,” he said.

She took a deep breath and tried to concentrate on this mysterious thing

he seemed to think she would see in his eyes. He smiled at her and then

she did feel something in her belly. A gushy sensation that did

nothing to steady her balance. She returned his smile. He was certainly

more handsome than her dancing master had been. More graceful as well.

They finished the dance with a few trips and stops. Then mercifully, it

was over.

They rested a moment.

“I think I have it, will you untie me now?”

“Oh no, my Lady Lockhart. That was just practice. If you trip this time, you shall owe me two waltzes at that ball.”

It was an unfair edict. She felt helpless as a marionette in his arms. She didn’t know how she was expected to keep her balance.

After a time, his steady blue gaze transfixed her. She forgot about her feet

and just followed him. He was right, there was something in the

stomach. A feeling of connection between what she saw in his eyes and

how her feet seemed to move in tune with his as if by magic. He twirled

her faster and faster until she was laughing and trying to catch her

breath. He slowed down and bent his mouth to her ear.

“This is waltzing. And you dance beautifully when you forget yourself.” His

husky voice sent shivers though her.

His lips touched hers. His tongue caressed her lower lip in feathery

strokes. Her lips parted of their own volition and his tongue swept

into her mouth. Hot, wet and wine tinged.

Dear sweet heaven.

He had never kissed her like this. She wanted to embrace him but he

didn’t seem in a hurry to release her from her bonds. Maybe she should

ask. But then, Priscilla said men didn’t like to be directed in the

bedchamber.

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About the Author
Natasha Blackthorne writes Scorching Hot Historical Romance where deeply flawed characters find love &
trust. Her stories are most frequently about the intimate journey of the characters as they learn to open their hearts to love.

Natasha’s heroines are not perfect ladies. They are wildflowers and wallflowers who flirt with the forbidden. Whether they are bold or shy, these heroines’ strong desires and deep emotions drive the plot and drive their strong, dominant heroes heroes to the point of no return.
Natasha holds a B.A. in History, loves reading, cats and music.

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“Wedded to the Highlanders (Highland Fling Brides Book 1)” by Katie Douglas

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Wedded to the Highlanders (Highland Fling Brides Book 1)

by Katie Douglas

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Scottish

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Lucy’s found her husbands… now she just has to get them to marry her.

Lucy has her sights set on strong Highlanders Steen and Hugh, but one won’t give her the time of day, and the other is being relentlessly pursued by another woman. When her luck with the hot, hunky Highlanders starts to change, dark powers throw the entire village into turmoil. Hugh and Steen need to take up swords and fight for their lassie. But how can a baker and a fisherman defeat a powerful sea creature?

This is a cozy Victorian Highland ménage in a reverse harem world aligned with supernatural forces. Charmed meets Outlander. There are elements of ménage and domestic discipline. Cakes will get baked. Water nymphs will get buckets of water thrown at them. And there’s a HEA (and no cheating). This is NOT a serial, but it is a series.

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“Where Dreams Merge (Jasmine Cottage Book 2)” by Maureen Driscoll

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Where Dreams Merge (Jasmine Cottage Book 2)

by Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Regency/Romantic Comedy

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

The second book in the Jasmine Cottage Victorian Romance series follows Grace Moore as she matches wits with writer Carter Beckett, the Earl of Wainwright.

Grace Moore has avidly followed the career of Carter Beckett, who pens pieces for a London newspaper. Never shy to contradict him, she has sent him several letters about his work. What she didn’t expect was for the man himself to visit the country not far from where she lives, even more handsome in real life than his pen and ink picture in the paper.

Carter Beckett is restless. He is attempting to write a novel, but the words simply will not come. However, once he meets the lady who has been his most outspoken critic, he realizes he has finally found his muse. Once the two begin writing letters to each other through alter egos, love of the written word turns into the love of a lifetime.

WHERE DREAMS MERGE is the story of two people reaching beyond their day-to-day lives to find love. This book contains explicit language and graphic sexual scenes. If you don’t like sex with your books, this one isn’t for you, though the author hopes all readers end up with their soul’s mate.

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“His Bewildering Bride (The Brides of Paradise Ranch – Spicy Version Book 3)” by Merry Farmer

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His Bewildering Bride (The Brides of Paradise Ranch – Spicy Version Book 3)

by Merry Farmer

Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Multicultural

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(Please note that this is the spicy version of Wendy: The Bewildering Bride)

Seamstress Wendy Weatherford is overjoyed when she is offered the chance to be a mail-order bride for one of the men of Paradise Ranch. When she arrives in Haskell, Wyoming, her intended groom takes one look at her and refuses to go through with the wedding. He wasn’t expecting his bride to be a former slave. Abandoned at the altar and alone on the frontier, Wendy doesn’t know where to turn.

Until rescue comes in an unlikely form.

Travis Montrose has plans to start a new job and eventually own his own ranch, not to marry his brother’s rejected bride. But he can’t stand by and watch the exotic and beautiful Wendy suffer, particularly not when she proves to be a woman of strength and substance. Their unconventional union stirs up trouble from the start, even as it stirs passions.

When Wendy is given an opportunity to compete for the chance to own her own dress shop, Travis will stop at nothing to help her win against a crooked competitor…even if it means sacrificing his future.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam Level = HOT
If you would like to read this story without any “scenes,” check out Wendy: The Bewildering Bride.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Choosing Heart or Home: Coming Home for Christmas” by Chris Karlsen

Title: Choosing Heart or Home
Author: Chris Karlsen
Genre: Victorian Historical Romance/ Holiday Fiction

Release Date: November 1, 2018
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Christmas, 1889

The widowed Victoria reigns over an empire the “sun never sets on,” and London is bright with holiday decorations. Detective Rudyard Bloodstone is Holborn Station’s lead investigator. With his career moving along well, Rudyard’s year got even better after meeting London music hall star, Honeysuckle Flowers.

As he and his lady begin to celebrate the holidays, Rudyard grows homesick for Wales and for his family there. He makes plans to see his parents and thinks it is the perfect time to introduce Honeysuckle to them.

His joyful vision of how the visit will go fades, when to his unhappy surprise, his mother paints Honeysuckle with a trollop’s brush. His mother is firm: he is loved and missed and most welcome to the family home but not his lady. Loyalty to his parents is challenged by his love for Honeysuckle. He must choose between them, and to choose one means the risk of losing the other.

“This is my Mum, Emma, and Dad, Davy. Mum, Dad, this is the gentleman I wrote you about, Rudyard Bloodstone.” Honeysuckle smiled up at him as she spoke his name.

Ruddy extended his hand to her father. “Nice meeting you.”

Her father pulled the blonde wig of fat curls from his head before shaking hands. “We were hoping to meet you.”

Her dad still wore his heavy Cinderella’s wicked stepsister makeup: Cherry red lipstick, a deep pink smear over his cheekbones and kohl-lined eyes. Over the years, Ruddy had interviewed a handful of men in women’s makeup. They ran the gamut from witnesses, to victims, to suspects. None were in the theatre. It was hard to hold a snicker back with most of them.

Ruddy turned to her mother and with a slight bow of his head. “Mrs. Fowler.”

“Please, it’s Emma and Davy.” She still wore her stage makeup as well. Hers wasn’t as extreme as her husband’s but Honeysuckle had said her role was part of the chorus.

Her parents were average height and a couple inches shorter than Honeysuckle. Silver strands streaked the brown hair of each. Davy was right, Honeysuckle took her looks from Emma. She had her mother’s thick eyelashes and full mouth even her petite nose that turned up slightly at the tip.

Davy brought a second chair over and placed it in front of a table covered in jars, sponges, and brushes. “Please sit.” He gestured to the chairs and joined Emma on the dressing table bench seat. “Is everything still good in London? You said in your letter you were doing well.”

“It’s all fine, Dad.”

“This is such a marvelous surprise, seeing you,” Emma said. The bodice of her gown opened as she bent to show a lot of cleavage where a red corset pushed her breasts high. Ruddy glanced at the sight and immediately raised his eyes, fixing his attention on Emma’s face. She released Honeysuckle’s hand and sat back. In his peripheral vision Ruddy saw a flash of white as the lower half of the gown parted. He continued maintaining his attention on her face.

“We should go someplace special tonight to celebrate being together,” Davy said.

“Actually Dad, we’re here for a reason other than social,” Honeysuckle replied.

Emma adjusted her robe so it didn’t gap open top or bottom, though not the faintest pink tinged her cheeks at the exposure. Honeysuckle had warned him her parents weren’t bashful types. The only time Ruddy had ever seen his mother’s undergarments was on wash days when they hung on the line.

“What do you need sweetie?” Davy asked.

“As I recall, the panto ends today.” Emma and Davy nodded. “Instead of going to dinner a special place, I need your talents to help me put on a fundraiser for a good cause. It’s in Brecon.”

“What’s the benefit for?” Davy asked.

“A plaque for the lost loved ones fallen in battle,” Ruddy answered. “But the village can’t afford the stonework. You’d be making a lot of folks happy.”

“Of course, we’ll do it,” Davy said, Emma nodding in agreement.

“When?” Emma asked.

“By Christmas Eve.”

“Christmas Eve!” Emma’s brows shot up. “How can we put on a show that fast?”

“You don’t have to put on a new routine. Just your promenade skit, a song or two, and I’ll do the rest of the entertaining,” Honeysuckle said. “I think we have the makings for a fun show.” She clasped Ruddy’s face in her palms and laid a huge kiss on his lips. “We are on our way, darling.

I was born and raised in Chicago. My father was a history professor and my mother was, and is, a voracious reader. I grew up with a love of history and books.
My parents also love traveling, a passion they passed onto me. I wanted to see the places I read about, see the land and monuments from the time periods that fascinated me. I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa.
I am a retired police detective. I spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies. My desire to write came in my early teens. After I retired, I decided to pursue that dream. I write three different series. My paranormal romance series is called, Knights in Time. My romantic thriller series is Dangerous Waters. The newest is The Bloodstone Series. Each series has a different setting and some cross time periods, which I find fun to write.
I currently live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and five wild and crazy rescue dogs.