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From tomboy to debutante. She’s fighting it every step of the way. MY FAIR PRINCESS by Vanessa Kelly #amreading #Regency #romance @VanessaKellyAuth

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 6.39.13 PMLeverton didn’t seem to share her discomfort, since his arousal apparently hadn’t decreased at all. She had some knowledge of the male physique, from personal experience and observation of ancient statuary. If Leverton was not an anomaly, she was going to have to revise her understanding of the general dimensions of the male appendage.

Finally, he pushed up a bit, which nudged his erection against a certain delicate spot. Gillian couldn’t hold back a tiny squeak.

     “Sorry,” he whispered with a grimace. Then he craned over the dune and breathed a relieved sigh. “I think we’re in the clear.”

“Then get off me at once,” Gillian ordered in a low voice.

“Right.” He sounded rather sheepish, as he should. But when he quickly rolled off her, Gillian had to stifle an instinctive sigh of regret. 

There was little doubt she was suffering a bizarre form of insanity. Leverton had snuck up on her, squashed her, and generally treated her like a totty-headed female. And yet all she wanted to do was pull him back down, wrap her arms around his broad shoulders, and kiss him senseless.

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TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the historical romance MY FAIR PRINCESS by Vanessa Kelly. NEW RELEASE! #REGENCY!

First, Vanessa Kelly brought readers The Renegade Royals. Now, in a delightfully witty new series, she introduces The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . . 

Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.

Powerful and sophisticated, Charles can make or break reputations with a well-placed word. But his new protégée, with her habit of hunting bandits and punching earls, is a walking scandal. The ton is aghast . . . but Charles is thoroughly intrigued. Tasked with taking the hoyden in hand, he longs to take her in his arms instead. Can such an outrageous attraction possibly lead to a fairytale ending?

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STELLAR REVIEWS For MY FAIR PRINCESS:

“Gillian’s antics imbue her story with energy and some intrigue, but the most affecting part of Kelly’s tale is Charles’s development as he falls in love with Gillian and breaks free of complacency and propriety. This is a fun ride with a colorful, adventurous heroine and a happily disconcerted, formerly perfect hero.” ~Publishers Weekly

“When a scandal-ridden heroine meets the perfect duke, it’s a recipe for catastrophe. Throw in sparkling dialogue and attraction that sizzles and MY FAIR PRINCESS is my favorite book of 2016″ – Bronwen Evans, USA Today Bestselling Historical Author 

For The Renegade Royals Series:

“Kelly combines diverting dialogue, delightful surprises, and finely tuned pacing to make this a winner.” ~Starred review from Publishers Weekly for SECRETS FOR SEDUCING A ROYAL BODYGUARD

 “Kelly pairs a rogue of a hero with a courageous heroine. With a few returning characters, an abandoned infant, political intrigue and forgiveness, Kelly keeps her readers’ attention until the highly satisfying end to a sensual, well-plotted and wonderfully crafted love story.” ~RT Book Reviews, 4-1/2 stars on CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM

HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER kept me in stitches! What I found most refreshing was the unique plot, which is sometimes difficult to find with these historical romances, as the typical trope is so tried and true. However, Highlander definitely had my rapt attention.” ~Smexy Books

ABOUT VANESSA KELLY:

Bio: Vanessa Kelly writes bestselling Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra, and was named by Booklist as “one of the new stars of historical romance.” Her books have finaled in numerous contests, and she won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Vanessa also writes USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance with her husband under the pen name of V.K. Sykes. You can find her on the web at www.vanessakellyauthor.com.

CONNECT WITH VANESSA ONLINE:

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She has a psychic gift for finding killers. DEATH CROSSES THE FINISH LINE by DeAnn Smallwood (D.M. Woods) #amreading #suspense #thriller

DeathCrossesFinishLine_850-1TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the suspense thriller DEATH CROSSES THE FINISH LINE by D.M. Woods (aka DeAnn Smallwood)

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PUBLISHER: SoulMate Publishing

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:
Carrie Preston has a puzzling and mysterious gift for sensing motive, desire and direction of a perpetrator and killer. Homicide Detective Tom Watts recognizes this gift and is not beyond exploiting it. Waking one midnight to the ringing telephone, Carrie knows the voice on the other end.

Tom begins his familiar plea, asking for her help in solving recent murders that appear to be connected. A pattern develops of brutal knifings in health clubs with the victims all women. What is the tie in? Carrie protests she doesn’t need Tom Watt’s brand of sickness, but she cannot help feeling the familiar draw both to solving the tragic killings and to Tom Watts.

Carrie and Tom chase clues throughout Colorado from Denver to the famous ski town of Aspen, stopping over to recoup and enjoy each other’s company in the world famous Hot Springs Pool at Glenwood Springs. Carrie and Tom may be getting closer as they follow the horrendous trail, the sites of brutal and gruesome deaths, but so is the killer. Closer to Carrie that is. Suspense mounts with each murder, each clue, and every sensation that Carrie follows toward revelation. In a parallel line, the growing tension between Tom and Carrie increases and builds. Both resolutions promise like terror-risk and danger. Will the killer change his pattern and decide to make Carrie his next “special treat, his bon-bon”?

STELLAR REVIEWS:

Carrie Preston has a gift she thinks most people have, but keeps locked within themselves. She’s happy with her life teaching seminars on how to unlock your inner potential. So why does she agree to help Lt. Tom Watts with a chilling serial killer? But the draw of the case – and the man himself, has her climbing out of her warm bed and heading to a grisly murder scene.

Lest I spoil the story for you, I won’t say more than get a copy of this book. D. M. Woods has constructed a riveting tale, with strong characters, and a fast paced plot. To say I couldn’t put the book down is a major understatement. Ms Woods has started a fantastic series, and I wait with bated breath for #2. Colleen Greene w/a Callie Hutton

ABOUT D.M. WOODS/DeANN SMALLWOOD:

DeAnn Smallwood, (D. M. Woods), lives in Colorado with her husband, Marvin and their two Yorkies, Stormy and Eli. These two mischief makers are her pride and joy. She has the support and encouragement from her best fan, her husband. DeAnn writes under the pen name of: D. M. Woods for her suspense/thrillers. She uses her real name for the historical romances she also writes. DeAnn is a native of Colorado, but lived several years in the beautiful states of Wyoming and Montana. She draws from this time for many of her novels. Her greatest pleasure next to writing is having her books read and enjoyed.

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A young widow & Texas cowboy overcome their painful pasts. #WidowWoman #PatriciaMcLinn #amreading #western

Widow-Woman600TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS THE western (historical) romance WIDOW WOMAN by USA Today bestselling author PATRICIA McLINN.

Two yards into the pond, a man crouched so the water hit him just below the armpits. His face was to her, but his body was sideways, narrowing the target. His extended arm paralleled the water, along with the revolver aimed straight at her.

That didn’t concern her much, since she had a rifle aimed at him.

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WIdow Woman Oct 2015WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

1880s Wyoming territory:

Nick Dusaq’s painful past has kept him apart from people, until the day he signs on at the widow Terhune’s Wyoming Territory ranch. But Rachel Terhune is like no widow woman the Texas cowboy has encountered before.

Rachel’s every thought is devoted to her ranch and the people who work it, until the day she sees Nick Dusaq rising naked from the creek like some ancient river god. Now the passion that flames between them threatens to destroy them both.

STELLAR REVIEWS:

“A richly textured Western about a strong woman, a dark tormented man, and a love as fierce and irresistible as the Wyoming wind.” — Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author

“Patricia McLinn makes her romance a moving confirmation of the healing power of love.” — Romantic Times

“Wow! … From beginning to end, Ms. McLinn enchants and draws in readers through her skillful use of dialogue, description, characterizations and action, which combine to create a romance that sizzles! … Powerful love story… Excellent!” — Rendezvous

“McLinn gives readers a wonderful story of the life and dreams of the frontier era. Splendid! 4 ½ Bells.” — Bell, Book and Candle

“If you like books with smart, determined heroines who also have a good dash of common sense and enigmatic, loner heroes  with hearts ready to give, this book is tailor-made for you.” — The Romance Reader

ABOUT PATRICIA McLINN:

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels — cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and been on national bestseller lists.

In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and — for 20-plus years — an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA McLINN ONLINE:

Website: http://www.patriciamclinn.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patriciamclinn

Twitter: @PatriciaMcLinn

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God help him, he’d fallen for her brain WHERE LOVE LIVES by Patricia McLinn #amreading #newrelease #western #romance

Where Love Lives Final(1)

Released today! WHERE LOVE LIVES: THE INHERITANCE, Book 6 in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers series.

One night changed them both forever. . .

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Six years ago, rodeo cowboy Matt Halderman ran out on a spunky, wide-eyed student he’d just met.  Now he’s found that a chance meeting with an eccentric billionaire has resulted in an inheritance that will allow Matt to do something he’s long dreamed of – caring for rodeo horses at the end of their lives.

Zoe Parisi hasn’t forgotten Matt or the night he walked out on her.  She lost her head that night, but it’s been squarely back on her shoulders ever since. A doctor now, she is on track to take over an established practice in Knighton, Wyoming.  She’d been sure when she decided to settle in Knighton that Matt would never return to the ranch where he grew up. But now, here he comes, waltzing back into town … looking just as good as ever and with a bunch of money.

wyo wildflowers seriesWHERE LOVE LIVES:  The just-released Book 6 of Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers series, “Where Love Lives,” also is part of The Inheritance, a 12-author project that tells how eccentric billionaire Harold Hopewell’s bequests affect the life – and loves – of 12 people he chanced to meet. Each book is told in the author’s style, from sweet romance to mystery to erotica. In “Where Love Lives,” Zoe and Matt tussle over the best use of Hopewell’s bequest to the rodeo cowboy. But a deeper question looms: Will one night stand in the way of their spending the rest of their days together?

Link to The Inheritance Series website: http://theinheritanceseries.com/

ABOUT PATRICIA McLINN: 

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels — cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and been on national bestseller lists.

In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and — for 20-plus years — an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA McLINN ONLINE:

Twitter: @PatriciaMcLinn

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Three strong heroines and the heroes who love them THE WYOMING WILDFLOWERS BOXED SET by Patricia McLinn #amreading #western #romance #99cents

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He hadn’t gotten her name and that could be a real drawback, since he intended to marry her #amreading #western #romance

The Beginning Final_prequel600TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the western contemporary romance WYOMING WILDFLOWERS: THE BEGINNING. (Prequel to the Wyoming Wildflowers Series).

In his life he’d been thrown by horses, bulls, and a tractor. Nothing had ever knocked the breath out of him the way she had.

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ABOUT THE STORY:

Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged beauty of Wyoming – and so do the women.

Before the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers series, there was another love story, one that laid the foundation for all those that came after.

Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts’ worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart.

5-STAR REVIEWS:

A sweet, insightful, beautifully written, love story. — 5-Star review

This is one of those stories that grabs you by the heart, and has you completely invested. — 5-Star review

ABOUT PATRICIA McLINN:

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels — cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and been on national bestseller lists.

In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and — for 20-plus years — an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

The Beginning 3She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA McLINN ONLINE:

Website: http://www.patriciamclinn.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patriciamclinn

Twitter: @PatriciaMcLinn

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/patriciamclinn/

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A bitter man wanting revenge. A strong woman wanting love. MONTANA MAN by DeAnn Smallwood #amreading #western #free #romance

MontanaMan_600FREE BOOK! Today’s REVOLVING BOOK is the historical western romance MONTANA MAN by DeANN SMALLWOOD.

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ABOUT THE STORY: Ben McCabe has only one thing on his mind when he’s released from the Yuma Territorial Prison for a crime he didn’t commit: Revenge. Four years of his life gone, spent in a torturous hellhole. He wants the man responsible brought to justice, regardless of the cost. When Wisteria Bush finds an unconscious man next to the Colorado River, she knows she has to help him, no matter how dangerous he may be. She nurses him back to health to find he is a threat to her, but not in a way she’d ever imagined. When her brother takes up cattle rustling and intends to marry her to his boss, the handsome stranger has other ideas.
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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