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Four years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He will have his revenge. But will he reclaim his lost love?

MontanaMan_600TUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the historical western romance MONTANA MAN by DeANN SMALLWOOD

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Ben rose from the river, and like a dog, shook the water from his eyes. This was his third bath since he’d left Yuma Territorial Prison, and still the stench lived in his nostrils. Immersing his pain-wracked body, he reveled in the clear, cold water of the lazy moving Colorado.

Four years. Four years chained to stone floors and walls in a dark, crowded cell where daytime temperatures rose past 110 degrees. The prison, more aptly called ‘Hell Hole’, lived up to its name. He’d gone in a boyhe’d come out a man. Four years paying for a crime he didn’t commit.

Wisteria pulled on the wagon reins, her heart racing. On the rocky bank, lying on one, outstretched arm, fingers trailing in the river, was the body of a man. She jumped down from the wagon and with trepidation tried to move him, begging him to assist her.

“Can’t,” he muttered.

“Mister, I don’t know who you are, but ‘can’t’ isn’t working. Let me tell you a couple cant’s-I can’t lift you and I can’t leave you here to die.”

DeANN SMALLWOOD AUTHOR BIO:

I live in Colorado with my husband and my two Yorkie kid dogs: Stormy, four pounds, and Eli, six pounds. I’m a native of Colorado, but I’ve lived several years in Wyoming and Montana. I draw from these beautiful states for most of my books. My Western Historical Romances are: Montana Star, Sapphire Blue, Unconquerable Callie, One Shingle To Hang, and Wyoming Heather and One Shingle To Hang. Tears In The Wind is a contemporary romance. Then I changed genres from my beloved romances and wrote, under the pen name of D. M. Woods, my first suspense/thriller: Death Crosses The Finish Line. The second book in this ‘death’ series, Death Is A Habit, came out January 8, 2014. I am currently working on the third book in the ‘death’ series, Death Walks C Dock. I am also working on another Western Historical Romance, Montana Man. It features the characters readers came to know and love in Montana Star. Truly, I mean it when I say my greatest pleasure next to writing is having my books read and enjoyed. There are many more stories just waiting to be written

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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

4 and 5 Star Reviews on Amazon: Read them here.

Awesome Story

I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Smallwood’s realistic and fast-paced novel. There was not a single place where the story bogged down, and I never had any doubt about the time and place in which the story occurred. This fictional tale, where the heroine rescues a hero just released from prison and near death, provides a pleasing change from the boy meets girl, boy gets girl, they live happily ever after. Montana Man is not something the reader feels was written to meet word requirements or to fill a mandated outline. The heroine, Wisteria, (love the name) makes sacrifices that might cause her to forfeit the love she feels for Ben (the hero), and although he’s embroiled in memories from a painful four years in prison and a vendetta still to be met, she becomes his reason for living. The author certainly knows how to illicit emotions and put the reader into the character’s shoes. Not only does Ben see the score evened and find the peace he seeks, there is much more in his future he didn’t see coming. I read the book in one sitting, it was that good. Bravo DeAnn Smallwood. You write a great story. mizging01

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A crime he didn’t commit. A vendetta to even the score. A love to reclaim . . .

MontanaMan_600FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is the historical western romance MONTANA MAN by DeANN SMALLWOOD

GET IT ON AMAZON

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Ben rose from the river, and like a dog, shook the water from his eyes. This was his third bath since he’d left Yuma Territorial Prison, and still the stench lived in his nostrils. Immersing his pain-wracked body, he reveled in the clear, cold water of the lazy moving Colorado.

Four years. Four years chained to stone floors and walls in a dark, crowded cell where daytime temperatures rose past 110 degrees. The prison, more aptly called ‘Hell Hole’, lived up to its name. He’d gone in a boyhe’d come out a man. Four years paying for a crime he didn’t commit.

Wisteria pulled on the wagon reins, her heart racing. On the rocky bank, lying on one, outstretched arm, fingers trailing in the river, was the body of a man. She jumped down from the wagon and with trepidation tried to move him, begging him to assist her.

“Can’t,” he muttered.

“Mister, I don’t know who you are, but ‘can’t’ isn’t working. Let me tell you a couple cant’s-I can’t lift you and I can’t leave you here to die.”

DeANN SMALLWOOD AUTHOR BIO:

I live in Colorado with my husband and my two Yorkie kid dogs: Stormy, four pounds, and Eli, six pounds. I’m a native of Colorado, but I’ve lived several years in Wyoming and Montana. I draw from these beautiful states for most of my books. My Western Historical Romances are: Montana Star, Sapphire Blue, Unconquerable Callie, One Shingle To Hang, and Wyoming Heather and One Shingle To Hang. Tears In The Wind is a contemporary romance. Then I changed genres from my beloved romances and wrote, under the pen name of D. M. Woods, my first suspense/thriller: Death Crosses The Finish Line. The second book in this ‘death’ series, Death Is A Habit, came out January 8, 2014. I am currently working on the third book in the ‘death’ series, Death Walks C Dock. I am also working on another Western Historical Romance, Montana Man. It features the characters readers came to know and love in Montana Star. Truly, I mean it when I say my greatest pleasure next to writing is having my books read and enjoyed. There are many more stories just waiting to be written

CONNECT WITH DEANN SMALLWOOD ONLINE:
facebook
https://www.facebook.com/deann.smallwood.1?fref=ts

website link
http://www.deannsmallwood.com/

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:

4 and 5 Star Reviews on Amazon: Read them here.

Awesome Story

I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Smallwood’s realistic and fast-paced novel. There was not a single place where the story bogged down, and I never had any doubt about the time and place in which the story occurred. This fictional tale, where the heroine rescues a hero just released from prison and near death, provides a pleasing change from the boy meets girl, boy gets girl, they live happily ever after. Montana Man is not something the reader feels was written to meet word requirements or to fill a mandated outline. The heroine, Wisteria, (love the name) makes sacrifices that might cause her to forfeit the love she feels for Ben (the hero), and although he’s embroiled in memories from a painful four years in prison and a vendetta still to be met, she becomes his reason for living. The author certainly knows how to illicit emotions and put the reader into the character’s shoes. Not only does Ben see the score evened and find the peace he seeks, there is much more in his future he didn’t see coming. I read the book in one sitting, it was that good. Bravo DeAnn Smallwood. You write a great story. mizging01

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Sometimes you just want to indulge in a delicious historical romance . . .

FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE_Hi ResTUESDAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the delicious FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by New York Times Best selling author ELOISA JAMES.

Four Nights with the Duke, the second in Eloisa James’s Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers series is available now!

As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia’s audacious proposal, but there’s one thing he won’t give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil’s bargain… he will spend four nights a year with her.

Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do.

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READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.eloisajames.com/bookshelf/four.php

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Four Nights 1ABOUT ELOISA: A reviewer from USA Today wrote that she “found herself devouring [Eloisa’s] book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got a couple more degrees and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. Over twenty best-sellers later, she teaches Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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Sunday Spectacular: A Special Offer from Eloisa James!

FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE_Hi ResSunday Spectacular! Preorder offer for FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by ELOISA JAMES. (BOOK 2 IN THE DESPERATE DUCHESSES BY NUMBERS SERIES)

Do you miss the wicked banter between Thorn and India, from Three Weeks with Lady X? Eloisa has a wonderful surprise for you: a deliciously intimate chapter that was cut from Four Nights. Why cut a love scene, you might ask? Well, the truth is that a pregnant India and a seductive Thorn threatened to steal the limelight from Mia and Vander!

To receive this bonus scene, visit Eloisa’s publisher and submit your proof of a preorder of Four Nights with the Duke. They will email everyone the deleted scene via a secret link on April 9, 2015. Don’t miss out!

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There’s only a few days left to take advantage of this offer! Register now so you don’t miss out on this exclusive content. This book will begin shipping & downloading on MARCH 31, 2015

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Four Nights 1ABOUT FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE:
As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia’s audacious proposal, but there’s one thing he won’t give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil’s bargain . . . he will spend four nights a year with her.

Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do.

Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart—and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can’t afford to lose.

20Percent2READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.eloisajames.com/bookshelf/four.php

Stay connected with Eloisa online:
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https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames
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https://www.goodreads.com/EloisaJames

ABOUT ELOISA: A reviewer from USA Today wrote that she “found herself devouring [Eloisa’s] book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got a couple more degrees and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. Over twenty best-sellers later, she teaches Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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If you have never read an Eloisa James romance you SHOULD! Romance at its best.

Old wallpaper“She was gorgeous. Dangerously so.” Thorn Daughtry (THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X) by ELOISA JAMES. GET IT WHILE IT’S ON SALE FOR ONLY 1.99! FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by New York Times best selling author ELOISA JAMES. And it’s on sale FOR ONLY $1.99! Vander, the hero of Eloisa’s upcoming FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE makes his first appearance in Three Weeks with Lady X as Thorn’s best friend. Meet two of Eloisa’s sexiest heroes for a great low price of only $1.99!

Kindle: http://amzn.to/1bIfNI5 Nook: http://bit.ly/1sYYr3i iBook: http://bit.ly/1oEnGlY Kobo: http://bit.ly/18Xca5Y Google Play: http://bit.ly/1E8nKIU WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, headstrong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his. The one thing Thorn can’t afford to lose–his fierce and lawless heart. Three_WeeksStay connected with Eloisa online: www.EloisaJames.com https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames https://twitter.com/EloisaJames https://www.tumblr.com/blog/eloisajames https://www.pinterest.com/eloisajames/ https://www.goodreads.com/EloisaJames ABOUT ELOISA: A reviewer from USA Today wrote that she “found herself devouring [Eloisa’s] book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got a couple more degrees and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. Over twenty best-sellers later, she teaches Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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She’ll do whatever it takes to get justice . . .

Bruce-UATSFRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is the historical western romance UNDER A TEXAS STAR by ALISON BRUCE.

PUBLISHER: Imajin Books http://www.imajinbooks.com/under-a-texas-star/

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SYNOPSIS/BLURB:

Disguised as a boy, Marly joins a handsome Texas Ranger in the hunt for a con man and they must bring the fugitive to justice before giving up the masquerade and giving in to their passion.

When Marly Landers is fooled by con man Charlie Meese, she’s determined to bring him to justice–even if it means dressing up as a boy and setting off across the plains to find him.

Texas Ranger Jase Strachan is also after Meese, for crimes committed in Texas. He joins forces with the young boy in a journey that takes them to Fortuna, where a murder interrupts their mission. Jase is duty bound to find the killer, no matter the cost.

Marly carries out her own investigation and comes to the aid of Amabelle Egan, the sister of one of the suspects. But appearances are deceiving, and Marly is mistaken for Amabelle’s suitor, making her a target for the killer. Not to mention, Charlie Meese is still out there.

Under the Texas stars, Marly and Jase are drawn together by circumstances beyond their control, yet fate plots to tear them apart. Will Marly finally get her man?

READ AN EXCERPT:
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WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
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REVIEWS:

A rollicking adventure of romance and True Grit… This is an historical Western romance in a style that reminds me of Hemingway. Although the descriptions are colorful and accurate, there are no wasted words here as the characters are developed through dialogue and action. The old West comes to life! Highly recommended. Goodreads

Good old-fashioned historic western romance with a kick!
Alison Bruce does an excellent job on setting the scenes and customs of the old west. History, characterizations, and the long ride of the heroes of the story are convincing for the time. There is lots of action and gun-play as they work together on a case in Fortuna. … If you’re looking for a dish of the old west with a dash of romance and humor minus the raunch dressing, this book is for you. Goodreads

“Alison Bruce captures the Old West in a delightful, if improbable, mix of romance, cultures and characters with UNDER A TEXAS STAR” Goodreads – Areletta Dawdy (4 stars)

“I cannot describe to yall how much I loved this book.” Heather (5 stars)

“An endearing story of betrayal and love . . . ” Amazon UK T. Tibbenham

AUTHOR BIO:

Copywriter and editor since 1992, Alison Bruce has also been a comic book store manager, small press publisher and web designer. She currently manages publications for Crime Writers Canada and is the author of UNDER A TEXAS STAR and DEADLY LEGACY.

Alison writes genre fiction. Her protagonists are marked by their strength of character, the ability to adapt (sooner or later) to new situations and to learn from adversity.

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WEB SITE: http://www.alisonbruce.ca/

BLOG: http://alisonebruce.blogspot.ca/

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Eloisa James and her wonderful Dukes and Duchesses will leave you wanting more . . .

four_450ladyx_450Saturday’s Revolving Book is FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by ELOISA JAMES. One of my most favourite authors – Eloisa has a new series called the DESPERATE DUCHESSES BY THE NUMBERS. This is BOOK 2. Be sure to pre-order your copy now. You will love it! And don’t forget you can get THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X – OUT NOW!

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE:

Book 2 in the Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers series
As a young girl, Emilia Gwendolyn Carrington told the annoying future Duke of Pindar that she would marry any man in the world before him—so years later she is horrified to realize that she has nowhere else to turn.

Evander Septimus Brody has his own reasons for agreeing to Mia’s audacious proposal, but there’s one thing he won’t give his inconvenient wife: himself. Instead, he offers Mia a devil’s bargain… he will spend four nights a year with her.

Four nights, and nothing more. And those only when she begs for them. Which Mia will never do.

Now Vander faces the most crucial challenge of his life: he must seduce his own wife in order to win her heart—and no matter what it takes, this is the one battle he can’t afford to lose.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://eloisajames.com/bookshelf/four.php

CONNECT WITH ELOISA ONLINE:
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https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames?ref=br_tf
https://twitter.com/EloisaJames @Eloisa James

P.S.: Do you miss the wicked banter between Thorn and India, from Three Weeks with Lady X? Eloisa has a wonderful surprise for you: a deliciously intimate chapter that was cut from Four Nights. Why cut a love scene, you might ask? Well, the truth is that a pregnant India and a seductive Thorn threatened to steal the limelight from Mia and Vander!

To receive this bonus scene, visit Eloisa’s publisher and submit your proof of a preorder of Four Nights with the Duke. They will email everyone the deleted scene via a secret link on April 9, 2015. Don’t miss out!

Do you love the feel and smell of a real book? How about preordering a copy of FOUR NIGHTS from an indy bookstore? BONUS: they have gorgeous signed bookplates that they’ll send along with the book (and they will ship internationally)! http://bit.ly/1ELjkXI

ABOUT ELOISA JAMES:
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for Harper Collins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; later People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Library Journal, and regularly appear on the best-seller lists.

After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Currently she is a full professor in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. Her “double life” is a source of fascination to the media and her readers. In her professorial guise, she’s written a New York Times op-ed defending romance, as well as articles published everywhere from women’s magazines such as More to writers’ journals such as the Romance Writers’ Report.

Eloisa…on her double life:

When I’m not writing novels, I’m a Shakespeare professor. It’s rather like having two lives. The other day I bought a delicious pink suit to tape a television segment on romance; I’ll never wear that suit to teach in, nor even to give a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America conference. It’s like being Superman, with power suits for both lives. Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances. Many of my novels have obvious Shakespearean resonances. I often weave early modern poetry into my work; the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century. Recent examples are When Beauty Tamed the Beast (2011), which is partly based on “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” and The Duke is Mine (2012), which includes some of the earliest extant bawdy limericks.

So I’m a writer, a professor, a mother—and a wife. My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence. We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy. It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.

Eloisa regularly interacts with her large fan base through Facebook and Twitter, where thousands of fans come to say hello, exchange comments about her novels, and learn more about an author they come to consider a friend.

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