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I MARRIED THE DUKE by KATHARINE ASHE (historical romance)

9780062229816_p0_v3_s600Friday’s Fantastic Find is the historical romance I MARRIED THE DUKE by KATHARINE ASHE.

GET IT HERE:
AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Married-Duke-The-Prince-Catchers/dp/0062229818/ref=tmm_mmp_title_0

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-married-the-duke-katharine-ashe/1114298608?ean=9780062229816

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

She thought he was a pirate. He thought she was a governess. Two wrongs have never made such a scandalously perfect right.

On the way to marry a prince in a castle a lady should never:

Bribe an infuriatingly arrogant and undeniably irresistible ship captain,
Let him kiss her senseless on a beach,
Battle assassins at his side, or
Exchange wedding vows with him, even under the direst circumstances.

But daring, determined Arabella Caulfield isn’t just any lady. And Luc Westfall is no ordinary shipmaster. He’s the new duke of Lycombe, and to defeat a plot that could destroy his family he must have an heir. Now he knows just the woman for the job . . . and he’s not above seduction to turn this would-be princess into a duchess.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.katharineashe.com/excerpt-from-i-married-the-duke/

REVIEWS:

Much Love, Definitely Recommending “If this first novel in The Prince Catchers series is any indication, I will anxiously await the next two books… It’s a story that’s riveting, colorful and so much better for all the twists and turns. Well written, well thought out, highly recommend.” — Bookishly Attentive

TOP PICK! “The Prince Catchers series begins with a bang. … well written, carefully plotted, and original. Ashe intrigues readers with an adventure, a romance and a mystery, all of which will keep them eager for the next installment.” – RT Book Reviews

K.I.S.S. (Knight In Shining Silver) Hero – RT Book Reviews

“Fast paced and passion filled with plenty of action and adventure. … I loved it! Well done indeed!!” — My Book Addiction Reviews

ABOUT KATHARINE ASHE:

In 2012 Amazon chose Katharine’s How To Be a Proper Lady as one of the Ten Best Romances of the Year. Upon the publication of her debut in 2010, the American Library Association named Katharine among its “New Stars of Historical Romance”. She is a two-time nominee and 2011 winner of the Reviewers’ Choice Awards for Best Historical Romantic Adventure, and her novella A Lady’s Wish launched HarperCollins Publishers’ Avon Impulse imprint in 2011. Her books have been recommended by Woman’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, the San Francisco & Sacramento Book Review, Durham County Libraries, and the Library of Virginia.

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European history, she has made her home in California, Italy, France, and the northern US. She adores hearing from readers.

CONNECT WITH KATHARINE ONLINE:

http://www.katharineashe.com/

https://www.facebook.com/KatharineAsheAuthor

https://twitter.com/KatharineAshe

http://pinterest.com/katharineashe/

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Sapphire Blue by DeAnn Smallwood (historical romance)

Screen Shot 2013-08-27 at 1.29.08 PMTuesday’s Revolving Book is the historical romance Sapphire Blue by DeAnn Smallwood.

Priced right on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Blue-ebook/dp/B00A9SXYGK

Synopsis:

Meghan O’Reiley is the most mysterious and sought-after citizen in Pig Eye Gulch. Yet no one befriends or even fully trusts the beautiful young woman. They seek her out in times of trouble–to heal their sick children or soothe their own ailments–but she is otherwise regarded with superstition and unease. Since her grandmother died, Meghan has carried on, finding solace and peace in the cultivation of the wild herbs she uses to create her healing medicines.

When Conner Hendrickson needs help for his sweet baby daughter Bonnie, Meghan’s formerly solitary life is suddenly full of spark and zest. She’s wary of getting too close as she knows that a life with Conner cannot be hers. He comes from a life of privilege, having grown up in London’s high society. Conner is the owner of the Sapphire Yogo mine and employs most of the citizens of Pig Eye Gulch, and Meghan knows that his aspirations will take him far beyond her rough-hewn Montana mining town. But try as she might, Meghan’s love for both Conner and Bonnie deepens each day as she nears the precipice of losing them both.

Author Bio:
DeAnn Smallwood lives in Colorado with her husband, Marvin, and their two Yorkies, Jesse and Zach. She is a native of Colorado but has lived in Montana and Wyoming. She wrote Sapphire Blue while living in Montana and Colorado. Her greatest pleasure next to writing is having her books read and enjoyed. Many more stories are just waiting to be written and shared. Sapphire Blue is DeAnn’s second book. Montana Star is also available.

Reviews:
What a wonderful read! Vibrant descriptions of surroundings and the Times. Beautifully written and thought out a must read! This is a love story that you can’t put down . Once I started I didn’t want it to end. Jeannine Rote Five Stars

I like this book…it was a well written easy summer read. The story had enough twists and turns to make it interesting. Susan Greenberg

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was so well written, the story you wanted to go on longer. I would recommend this book for vacation! D. Seavey “Deb” Five Stars

Connect with DeAnn online:

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/DeAnn-Smallwood-also-writing-as-DM-Woods/366637150050917

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

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DEADLY LEGACY by ALISON BRUCE (mystery/thriller)

Bruce-DL-400Friday’s Fantastic Find is the mystery DEADLY LEGACY by ALISON BRUCE.

GENRE: Mystery, detective, noir-lite

PUBLISHER
Imajin Books http://www.imajinbooks.com/deadly-legacy/

AVAILABLE AT:
Amazon USA: http://tinyurl.com/asr2gr5
Amazon CA: http://tinyurl.com/am6mghm
Amazon UK http://tinyurl.com/a7d5zge
and other Amazon sites worldwide
Also available in paperback on Amazon.

SYNOPSIS:
In 2018, rookie detective, Kate Garrett lives in the shadow of her near-legendary father Joe. When Joe dies unexpectedly, he leaves Kate half interest in Garrett Investigations, his last case that ties to three murders, a partner she can’t stand, and a legacy to live up to.

Jake Carmedy has lost a partner, mentor and friend, but grief will come later. First, he has a case to solve, one that has detoured from a simple insurance case to a murder investigation. If that isn’t enough, Joe’s daughter seems to want to take her father’s place as his boss.

Each one is working on a different part of the puzzle. No matter how hard they try, Carmedy and Garrett can’t avoid each other…and they might be next on a killer’s list.

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://tinyurl.com/am6mghm

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slHkbyko1_M

REVIEWS:
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Gail M Baugniet, Author of For Every Action
Deadly Legacy is an honest to goodness Mystery patterned after early mystery writers Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe. The story, however, is set on 21st century Canadian soil. http://tinyurl.com/bkrzwcr

Intriguing first episode of a new mystery series
By Corinne H. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE™ VOICE
Kate Garrett works as a police detective in a city in southwestern Ontario. She’s in the midst of a drug-related homicide investigation when she gets the worst news possible: her father Joe has been hit by a car and killed. A retired police officer himself, Joe had since turned to running his own private investigation service. Was it his most recent case that put him in harm’s way? Or was this merely a tragic accident? http://tinyurl.com/afgvtmo

5.0 out of 5 stars The first book of a new series. 2 Jan 2013
By AnneDon
It’s a very enjoyable book, with excellent dialogue and great characters. I look forward to the next in the series.
http://tinyurl.com/amcp3bx

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read! July 10 2012
By DIC
Alison Bruce has concocted a complex and very interesting plot and delivered it in a fast-paced story with well-developed and realistic characterization. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
http://tinyurl.com/as44n4a

CONNECT WITH ALISON ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/alisonbruce.books
https://twitter.com/alisonebruce

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

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

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Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker (contemporary romance/women’s fiction)

cover photoTuesday’s REVOLVING BOOK is CLICK: AN ONLINE LOVE STORY by LISA BECKER

GENRE: Chick Lit/Women’s Contemporary Fiction

PUBLISHER: CREATE SPACE https://www.createspace.com/3565336

WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE BOOK:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Click-An-Online-Love-Story/dp/1460922638/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367378702&sr=8-1&keywords=lisa+becker
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/click-lisa-becker/1113552760?ean=2940012404213
Sony Reader Store: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/lisa-becker/click/_/R-400000000000000360812
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Click-An-Online-Love-Story/book-hmu0v_94ZkKmK9bDGChGXQ/page1.html?s=d5Dn1IMyy0W9QFjmHOtGUA&r=1

SYNOPSIS:
Fast approaching her 30th birthday and finding herself not married, not dating, and without even a prospect or a house full of cats, Renee Greene, the heroine of Click: An Online Love Story, reluctantly joins her best guy pal on a journey to find love online in Los Angeles. The story unfolds entirely through emails between Renee and her best friends (anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgmental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley) as well as the gentlemen suitors she meets online. From the guy who starts every story with “My buddies and I were out drinking one night,” to the egotistical “B” celebrity looking for someone to stroke his ego, Renee wades into the shallow end of the dating (cess)pool and endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC’s, FWD’s and inadvertent Reply to All’s, readers will cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends. And ultimately, they will root for Renee to “click” with the right man.

REVIEWS:
“Lisa Becker’s comical way of showing us that online love can be real, is truly brilliant!”
The Chick Lit Goddess
http://chicklitgoddess.com/2011/07/

“If you like chick lit, you’ll LOVE this book…Lisa Becker made me fall in love with this genre all over again.”
The Reading Nook
http://thereadingnook123.blogspot.com/2011_07_01_archive.html

“It turned out to be hilarious, clever and full of fun!”
Chick Lit is Not Dead
http://www.chicklitisnotdead.com/2011/06/must-read-e-books/

“I highly recommend to all and look forward to reading anything else Ms. Becker writes in the future because this was just excellent!”
Bookaholics Book Club http://bookaholicsbkcl.blogspot.com/2011/06/click-online-love-story-review.html

“This book will make you want to call your best girlfriends and reminisce. I am looking forward to more from this author.” Booksessed
http://completelybooksessed.blogspot.com/2011/06/review-and-giveaway-click-online-love.html

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IkehsEZxbs&feature=youtu.be

AUTHOR BIO:
Lisa Becker had endured her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates, many of which inspired Click: An Online Love Story. She is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for you!

CONNECT WITH LISA ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Click-An-Online-Love-Story/187909591250641?ref=hl

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WYOMING HEATHER by DEANN SMALLWOOD (historical romance)

Final Wyoming Heather 72 dpi - CopyFRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FIND is the historical romance WYOMING HEATHER by DeANN SMALLWOOD

GET IT ON AMAZON. Priced right!

http://www.amazon.com/Wyoming-Heather-ebook/dp/B00DCHAV2K/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372562210&sr=1-1

PUBLISHER: SoulMate Publishing

ABOUT THE BOOK:

He rode alone coming back after five years to an empty cabin, a run-down ranch, and a grave on a hill. A former Texas Ranger burnt out on life and afraid to love. Whip had spent five years hunting the man that took his wife’s life and left him to die.

Heather is a spirited, independent woman living alone on a ranch left to her by her parents. A woman doing a man’s work running a ranch that everyone said couldn’t be done, not in this untamed, vastly unsettled land, in the mid-1800’s. Not only was Heather doing it, but she was doing it well. The ranch was her life. It had everything she needed except water. But she’d managed to overcome even that. She stole it from a neighboring abandoned ranch watched over by a lonely cabin and a grave.

Heather’s life is devoted to her ranch and her love for animals. She is considered a healer, well known throughout the rough and untamed Wyoming country. She has a full life. Then why is it so empty?

Whip vowed he would take up his dream abandoned five years ago and make his beloved ranch profit and to put aside the sweet linger of all memories shared by him and his wife. The ranch would be a jealous mistress occupying his every thought and every minute. He had no time or desire for a woman much less a pair of runaways from The Orphan Train who stowed away on Whip’s wagon and onto the Powder River Ranch.

Whip and Heather meet in an explosive moment on the banks of the Powder River, reacting to one another like fire and wind. But, underlying the tangles over property rights, there’s a chemistry between the two. Both are lonely, both are drawn to one another, and both fight the attraction-Whip, because of memories he’s not ready to put to rest, and Heather, because of her stubborn resolve to succeed as a woman rancher.

But fate heeds no one or no thing. The criminal from Whip’s past reemerges in the present. Now, Heather is in danger and Whip stands, once again, on the cusp of loss. Fate shows a strong, willful woman, full of love and compassion, just what she’s been missing in her life. And it shows a calloused Texas Ranger that Heather and love does flourish on the Wyoming plains.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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. My historical romances are: Montana Star, Sapphire Blue, Unconquerable Callie, and Wyoming Heather. 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, will be out later this year. 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 and enjoyed.

CONNECT WITH DEANN ONLINE:
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/DeAnn-Smallwood-also-writing-as-DM-Woods/366637150050917

WEB SITE:
http://www.deannsmallwood.com/

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ABSOLUTE SURRENDER by GEORGIA LYN HUNTER (paranormal romance)

616705_514408275241967_2123821553_o 2Tuesday’s Revolving Book is the paranormal romance ABSOLUTE SURRENDER by GEORGIA LYN HUNTER.

BUY IT HERE:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Surrender-ebook/dp/B00BYH1KUC/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363940783&sr=1-16&keywords=absolute+surrender

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Absolute-Surrender/book-SlpP8XUcr0SSubup9G_YgA/page1.html?s=FoLIYm0pIkKUBCSnZV0BXw&r=1

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-absolutesurrender-1146891-144.html

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/absolute-surrender-gerogia-lyn-hunter/1114883359?ean=2940016359496

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/297284

PUBLISHER: Black Opal Books: http://www.blackopalbooks.com/storehome/product/87-absolute-surrender

SYNOPSIS:
Born in the flames of Heaven’s wrath, he’s all things sinful…and too dangerous to love.

An immortal guardian, Aethan’s walked alone for millennia, trapped in a hell of his own, until a feisty mortal crosses his path—a female he shouldn’t even look at, one who shakes the precarious foundations of all that he is—and one who’s determined to walk the edge of danger.

All her life, Echo Carter wanted “normal,” an impossible feat given that she can see demons. Now she’s determined to hunt down the demonii responsible for the death of her friend—and no man, no matter how sexy, will stop her—until she discovers a horrifying truth about herself, forcing her to turn to Aethan. But when two stubborn wills collide, a dangerous passion ignites…

As evil closes in, will this warrior overcome his darkest fears and claim her as his—or lose her to a far more sinister fate.

REVIEWERS: http://www.blackopalbooks.com/index.php/bob-as-rev

AMAZON REVIEWS:

AmyZimmerman: Loved this book! I never wanted it to end!! Definitely one of the best books I have read! A must read!!

obsessive reader: This book was excellent. So refreshing from the usual paranormal everyday formula some authors rush to put out. Bad boys with bad ass powers who are incredibly sexy and all alpha male can only be described as awesome. The females in this book are also not the damsel in distress wait until someone saves me type either. It is so rare to find people of color in these types of books without all the typical stereotypes attached. I loved aethan, echo and all the characters in this book I hope kira will get her a story really soon

eva aldridge: Very, Very good book, I love the paranormal romance, but this was amazing. The characters are unforgettable, handsome, sexy, and oh so bad ass. I’m glad I got to know these characters, they keep you on your toes. This is the first I’ve read by this author but will definitely be reading more.

Amy: Loved this book cannot wait for the others to come out! Tyr’s book I really can’t wait for I was hoping it would be the second book but I look forward to Blaez’s story too. You are an excellent writer and the thing I loved most about your books is that you did not repeat the same things over and over throughout the book. I have read many authors that do that and it really takes away from me wanting to continue reading a book when the author does this. But you every page was something new and exciting and I looked forward to turning the page. Happy writing I look forward to this series!

mlafitte: None- stop action, great storyline, characters are wonderful. Looking forward to the next one!! Thank you, Ms. Hunter for a very entertaining book.

READ AN EXCERPT: http://georgialynhunter.com/?page_id=5242

AUTHOR BIO:

Georgia Lyn Hunter, she’s happiest with a book in her hand and never thought about writing, too busy devouring the books out there until she read her first paranormal romance several years ago. She loves creating strong, alpha heroes who think they need no one and the heroines come along and knock them on their gorgeous asses.
She enjoys brainstorming with her daughter over new ideas and have several book ideas plotted out for the story arc. Now she just wants an extra pair of hands to write, because she complains her brain is like a hive, her characters voices too loud, and they all want out. She’s excited to finally live her dream with the release of her first book.

Georgia Lyn grew up on the tropical climate of South Africa and now lives in Qatar with her husband and her two children. When she’s not writing or plotting her next novel, she enjoys traveling, reading, catching up on missed TV shows and being with her family.

CONNECT WITH GEORGIA LYN ONLINE:
WEBSITE: http://georgialynhunter.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaLynHunter
https://twitter.com/GeorgialynH

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WHAT THE BRIDE WORE by JADE LEE (Regency Historical Romance)

WhattheBrideWoreB-182x300Friday’s Fantastic Find is the historical (Regency) romance WHAT THE BRIDE WORE by USA TODAY bestselling author JADE LEE.

BUY IT HERE:

KINDLE/AMAZON PAPERBACK: http://www.amazon.com/What-Bride-Wore-Jade-Lee/dp/140228375X

B&N NOOK/PRINT: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-the-bride-wore-jade-lee/1114581336?ean=9781402283765

ABOUT THE BOOK:

When All is Lost . . .

All Grant Benton, Earl of Crowle, can think of is restoring his family’s fortune so he can go back to being a gentleman of leisure. But when he meets beautiful, purposeful Lady Irene Knopp, he begins to question whether there might not be a better way to live life after all…

What’s Left is Desire . . .

Lady Irene will never give up her fulfilling work dressing the most beautiful brides in England. She’d rather risk losing love forever than sacrifice her own life’s purpose. Yet she has never met a more magnetic, attractive man than Grant. Trapped between the fleeting chance at love and passion for her work, is it possible she can have it all?

Jade Lee’s hot Bridal Favors series is set in a daring, high-energy Regency world where deep longings, secret scandals, and the competition for social stature are all set against the glittering weddings of the season.

READ CHAPTER ONE:

http://jadeleeauthor.com/books/bridal-favors-series/what-the-bride-wore/what-the-bride-wore-excerpt

REVIEWS:
“Readers will savor the numerous red-hot love scenes as Grant finds his way to maturity and love” ~ Publisher’s Weekly

“It’s another keeper from a talented storyteller.” ~ RT BookReview

“Dazzling…a beautiful, haunting tale of love overcoming the seemingly greatest odds.”—Night Owl Reviews

“A delectable and delightful love story…Lee’s gift for characterization, sensuality, and swift-moving plots engage readers’ emotions and sweet them away.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 star

“Jade Lee gives us a winner.”—Fresh Fiction

Meet JADE LEE:

A USA Today Bestseller, JADE LEE has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. And as a Taurus, she lives to pit a headstrong woman against a tortured hero just to watch them butt heads on the way to true love. Flesh wounds are rare, but the healing and laughter are real.

Now an author of more than 30 romance novels, she finally gets to set these couples in the best girl-heaven of all: a Bridal Salon! This way she gets to live out all her wedding fantasies, one by one. (Let’s be honest, what girl has only one idea for her dream wedding?) For more on the Bridal Favors series, visit Jade on the web at her website, Facebook or Twitter.

And don’t forget Jade’s other name, KATHY LYONS. That’s Jade’s lighter, contemporary side. She writes for Harlequin Blaze merging hawt sex and funny relationships into really great reads. Visit her web site: http://jadeleeauthor.com/

CONNECT WITH JADE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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BLOG:
http://jadeleeauthor.com/jades-blog

CONTESTS:
http://jadeleeauthor.com/contests

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