Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year




                                    
   Wishing you all a happy, safe and prosperous New Year!

                             
   Nicóle  xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Bewitching Blurbs



Hi everyone.

Well, it’s Christmas Eve and even though Bewitching Blurbs usually looks at newly released titles I thought I would go retro.

Last week a ‘name your favourite books’ thing circulated around Facebook. It got me thinking about the books which have had an effect on me.  So this week, Bewitching Blurbs has become self indulgent and I’m evoking the whole ‘goddess of my own blog’ thingy.

Here are some of my favourite titles in no particular order.

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – Well really, that goes without saying.


“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”


 

The Illiad by Homer– but it makes me cry.

One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge – although knowing this will ensure his own early death. Interwoven with this tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, of the domestic world inside Troy's besieged city of Ilium, and of the conflicts between the Gods on Olympus as they argue over the fate of mortals.


 
The Odyssey by Homer – I love it although I still find it hard to forgive Odysseus after what he did at Troy.
Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War has inspired writers from Virgil to James Joyce. Odysseus survives storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens' song and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his loyal wife, Penelope. Favorite of the gods, Odysseus embodies the energy, intellect, and resourcefulness that were of highest value to the ancients and that remain ideals in our time.
 
The Owl Service – A Young Adult Book which reinterprets the ancient tale of Blodeuwedd from the Mabinogian.
Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an all-time classic, combining mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.
It all begins with the scratching in the ceiling. From the moment Alison discovers the dinner service in the attic, with its curious pattern of floral owls, a chain of events is set in progress that is to effect everybody’s lives.
Relentlessly, Alison, her step-brother Roger and Welsh boy Gwyn are drawn into the replay of a tragic Welsh legend – a modern drama played out against a background of ancient jealousies. As the tension mounts, it becomes apparent that only by accepting and facing the situation can it be resolved.
And while we’re on the subject –
The Mabinogian
Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history - these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. They tell of Gwydion the shape-shifter, who can create a woman out of flowers; of Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; of hanging a pregnant mouse and hunting a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love are set against the backdrop of a country struggling to retain its independence.
 
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Sink me, I love that ‘demmned’ elusive Pimpernel.
In this historical adventure set during the French Revolution, the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel sets out to rescue men, women and children facing the horrors of the guillotine, while evading the relentless pursuit of his arch enemy, Chauvelin.
 
 
Katherine – Anya Seaton is to blame for my deep and abiding crush on John of Gaunt.
Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The naïve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court.

Nevertheless Katherine is beautiful and she turns the head of the King's favourite son John of Gaunt. But he is married and she is soon to be betrothed.

A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed. Katherine becomes the prince's mistress and discovers an extraordinary world of power pleasure and passion.
 
A Gentle Feuding by Johanna Lindsey – First historical romance I ever read. From that moment I knew I was a hopeless romantic.
Duty demands that Sheena, the beautiful jewel of the Fergusson clan, wed to end the violent feud that has devastated her family. But never could she give herself completely to the handsome and dangerous laird Jamie MacKinnion - the most feared man in the Scottish highlands.
 
The Secret by Julie Garwood– Love it! Need to buy another copy as I've read this one to death.
Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another, private reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her, however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, Laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.
 
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer – Bringing out the medieval in me J
At the Tabard Inn in Southwark, a jovial group of pilgrims assembles, including an unscrupulous Pardoner, a noble-minded Knight, a ribald Miller, the lusty Wife of Bath, and Chaucer himself. As they set out on their journey towards the shrine of Thomas a Becket in Canterbury, each character agrees to tell a tale. The twenty-four tales that follow are by turns learned, fantastic, pious, melancholy and lewd, and together offer an unrivalled glimpse into the mind and spirit of medieval England

Grimm’s Fairytales – Started reading them as a kid and haven’t stopped.
Over 200 stories, including Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, and Rapunzel.
 
And finally, nearly anything by the fabulous Nora Roberts
 
Wishing you all, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and the very best for the coming year.
Thanks for stopping by & see you next year.
 
Nicóle   xx


 
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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Rain - Blog Tour


 
Hi everyone,

Rain is going on tour in January and I hope you will join me!

I’ll list the blog tour stops when we get closer to the dates.

 


Also there’s a Facebook event happening. Here’s the link if you want to join the fun. J


On Christmas Day I’ll be over at Romancing the Book. Their holiday event ‘It’s Snowing Men’ has been running right through December. There are lots of great authors, books and giveaways.



 
Misrule’s Mistress, my medieval Christmas novella is only 99 cents on Amazon (depending which Amazon you buy it from). It’s only for a limited time – so grab a little medieval Yuletide cheer while you can!
With a golden ring and a little cunning Lord Barric Cranley plans to catch his bride. She’s refused him once, but Barric wants Lady Ellette for his wife. He plans to show her just how suited they are. With luck and the Feast of Misrule on his side, he proceeds to awaken Ellette’s passion with his kisses and stoke her jealousy until she realizes just how much she loves him. He’s vowed that by the end of the Christmas festivities he shall have a bride by his side... hopefully it will be Ellette.
 
Wishing you all the very best for the Holidays and the coming year.

 Nicóle  xx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Bewitching Blurbs



Bewitching Blurbs

Hi everyone,

So this week I thought Bewitching Blurbs should reflect the holiday theme. I have loved Christmas themed books ever since I can remember. I don’t know what it is but I can’t help reading about romance, snow and Yule logs while sweltering in an Australian summer.

Some of the titles this week are really Christmassy, whilst others only touch on it. As always we have a smattering of different romance genres and heat levels.

Nicóle  xx


So let’s begin with a little gratuitous promotion on my part - my medieval Yuletide novella is on sale just for Christmas. It’s only 99 cents on Amazon... Go on you little minx... you know you want to... J

 

Misrule’s Mistress

By Nicole Hurley-Moore

Lord Barric Cranley wants Lady Ellette for his wife but she has already refused once. With a little help, cunning and the Feast of Misrule, Barric plans to capture his bride and make it a Christmas she’ll never forget.




 
Christmas Eve at Etford Park
By Erin Grace
1849, England: Nearly a year since her father died during the London Cholera epidemic, Lily Bowden finds herself in a tiny village in Kent, trapped in a life of unpaid servitude. Along with her mother and younger sister, she relies upon the fragile goodwill of her minister uncle and his overbearing wife. After suffering injuries during a battle in India, Gabriel Holsworthy returns to England, only to find himself languishing in a military hospital in Chelsea. As a second son, he'd gained little favour with a demanding father and is reluctant to go when he is summoned home to Etford Park. Gabriel must accept his brother's tragic death... but it's the ghosts of his own past that haunt him. With Christmas approaching, Lily finds it impossible to be joyful, especially as her poor sister slips into a deep melancholy over their late father. Lily no longer believes in the goodness of others, the Christmas Spirit... or the chance of finding love. For Gabriel, he is adamant never to risk his heart again. When he meets Lily, he is stunned by the spark of passion ignited within, but determined to extinguish it before it grows. No unruly slip of a girl will turn his head... or touch his soul. He will be as bitter as his father... as cold as the first Christmas snow. In the season of healing and forgiveness, will Christmas bring sorrow for Lily and Gabriel, or will Christmas bring them love, the greatest gift of all?
 
Here’s a hot little Sci-fi from  Ros Baxter which is free on Amazon at the moment.
White Christmas
By Ros Baxter
What if your only chance at survival was to seduce the man who broke your heart?

Seventeen years after the Apocalypse, Admiral-class Explorer Tabysha is caught up in a firefight and shot down over Tyver, where ice vampires hunt human warmth. Seeking shelter in an ice cave, she is instructed to stay put and await rescue. But after another ship crash-lands, and the Hunter Gatherers stalk its wounded pilot, Tabi breaks protocol.

When it turns out the survivor is the man who stole her heart then skipped out on her ten years before, it seems to Tabi that no good deed goes unpunished, and things can’t get any worse. But she’s so wrong.

As the Hunters pick up the escalating heat signature of the former lovers, Tabi has to tell Asha that there is only one way to repel the creatures stalking them.

And it involves picking up where they left off ten years before.


 
Borderland Beauty
By Samantha Holt
 
Lord Dominic is in need of a wife. With the reivers, the wild and dangerous criminals that haunt the borderlands, breathing down his neck and his brother now married, he needs a strong woman by his side. So when he finds out about an old marriage contract between him and his neighbour’s daughter, he vows to give the mysterious woman a chance. Upon meeting the beautiful, feisty maiden, he vows to make her his wife.
Lucy Montgomery wants nothing to do with the arrogant lord. She doesn’t understand his interest in her. Surely a man like Dominic could never fall for a woman like her? Hurt by the past, she refuses to believe that she is anything more than a game to him. If only she didn’t find him quite so charming.
Can Dominic persuade Lucy that she is more than just another woman to him? And with the reivers growing bolder, are there worse dangers than Lucy saying ‘Nay’?
 
 
The Christmas Cuckoo
By Mary Jo Putney
Wars, has just returned to England and intends to travel to an unwelcoming family home for Christmas. But when a pompous secretary gives him too many orders, Jack hops on the next stagecoach leaving the London inn, not caring where it’s going. Too much whisky to stave off freezing leaves him sleeping it off in a different inn, and when an attractive young woman asks if he’s Jack Howard, he happily goes home with her.

Despite vile weather, Meg Lambert drives to the local inn to collect her brother’s friend Jack Howard, but since she’s never met the man, she doesn’t realize that she’s brought home the wrong Jack Howard. Jack realizes her mistake when he awakes the next morning with an aching head—but he finds a warmth and welcome with Meg and her family that he’s yearned for all his life. He can’t bring himself to admit that he’s a cuckoo in her nest—but what will happen when Meg’s brother and the right Jack Howard turn up for Christmas???
 

A lovely collection of stories and free on Amazon.
A Grosvenor Square Christmas
By Anna Campbell, Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly & Kate Noble
Four breathtakingly romantic tales of a Regency Christmas from four bestselling romance authors.

Down through the years, enchantment touches a tall gray house in Grosvenor Square. The legend of Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball promises true love and happiness to one lucky couple. Who will feel the magic this winter?

1803 - The Seduction of a Duchess by Shana Galen

Rowena Harcourt, the Duchess of Valère, never forgot the handsome footman who helped her escape the French Revolution. For fourteen years, Gabriel Lamarque has loved Rowena—now at Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball, has fate finally delivered a chance to win her hand?

1818 - One Kiss for Christmas by Vanessa Kelly

Nigel Dash is London’s most reliable gentleman, a reputation he never minded until he fell in love with beautiful Amelia Easton. Unfortunately, Amelia sees Nigel as a dependable friend, not a dashing suitor. At Lady Winterson’s famous Christmas ball, Nigel vows to change Amelia’s mind—by sweeping her off her feet.

1825 - His Christmas Cinderella by Anna Campbell

At the season’s most glittering ball, a girl who has never dared to dream of forever after discovers a Christmas miracle.

1830 - The Last First Kiss by Kate Noble

Susannah Westforth has always loved Sebastian Beckett – but he’s only ever seen her as a friend. When Sebastian takes his Grand Tour, Susannah transforms herself into a woman he’ll notice. Now Sebastian is back, just in time for Lady Winterson's Christmas ball – but the last thing he expects to see is his little Susie, all grown up...

You’re invited to join the whirling dance at Lady Winterson’s sparkling Christmas ball, where miracles happen and true love shines forever. How can you resist?
 
 
 
 

  Well really... who doesn’t?  J
All I Want for Christmas Is a Cowboy
By Jennifer Ryan, Katie Lane & Emma Cane
From Emma Cane, Jennifer Ryan, and Katie Lane come three wildly romantic holiday stories featuring snowstorms, proposals, a sleigh ride … and, yes, cowboys.
The Christmas Cabin by Emma Cane
 Sandy and her young son, Nate, are Christmas tree–hunting when a snowstorm strikes and an old ranch hand points them to an abandoned cabin. Little does Sandy know he sent cowboy Doug Thalberg to the same place. It's a Christmas all of Valentine Valley will remember.
Can't Wait by Jennifer Ryan
 Before The Hunted Series began …
Though she is the woman of his dreams, Caleb Bowden knows his best friend's sister, Summer Turner, is off limits. He won't cross that line, which means Summer will just have to take the reins if she wants her cowboy for Christmas.
Baby It's Cold Outside by Katie Lane
Alana Hale hits the internet dating jackpot when she finds Clint McCormick. He's sensitive and responsible—not to mention wealthy. When he invites her to spend the holidays on his family's ranch, she readily accepts. But on the way there, a blizzard strands her with a womanizing rodeo cowboy who could change everything … 
 
 
Secret Santa (novella)
By Rhian Cahill
 Sometimes Santa doesn’t give you what you want — he gives you what you need.

The last thing Jenn wants this Christmas to be is merry. Hibernating in her apartment is the perfect plan for someone who has lost way more than just her Christmas cheer. She’ll re-emerge on December 26th and move on with her life.

Morgan has had just about enough of dancing around the sexual chemistry between himself and his manager, Jenn. If he has his way, she won’t spend this Christmas — or any other — alone. With the help of a bogus set of secret Santa envelopes, he’s going to deliver a Christmas present to the woman he loves, one she’ll never forget!
 
 
One Sweet Christmas (novella)
By Darlene Fredette
It’s going to take more than a few pieces of chocolate to fill this Scrooge’s heart with Christmas cheer. Luckily Candice Cane has a whole shop full...

Candice Cane is not proud of the way she acted after her last encounter with Jackson Frost. Sure revenge was fun, but it’s left Jackson standing, angry and looking for answers, on the welcome mat in her chocolate shop. Now he’s after some revenge of his own.

Jackson returned to his small hometown for one reason and one reason only...so he’s not sure how he’s ended up in a Santa suit in the middle of a chocolate shop, at the behest of its beautiful owner, instead of high-tailing it back to the city as fast as he can.

Jackson wants nothing to do with his small town past, but Candice shows him what he didn’t even know he’d been missing. Can a bit of Christmas magic heal old wounds and offer up a future neither saw coming?
 
Now for a little non-fiction...
The History of Christmases Past
 By Suzi Love.
A collection of historical information about the traditions of Christmas through the centuries, including the religious aspects, decorations, games, food and plays.
 
 





Friday, 13 December 2013

Misrule's Mistress



 
Hi everyone,

I have some exciting news. If you buy a copy of Rain from Jupiter Garden Press you will receive my medieval Christmas tale, Misrule’s Mistress for free.
 
 
 

Holiday Cheer!

Use coupon code "holidaycheer" to get Nicole Hurley-Moore's book, Misrule's Mistress, for FREE when you purchase her recent release, Rain.

*Must add both books to your cart and use the coupon code*

Coupon good through the end of December!


 
 

Or you can snap up a bargain and grab a copy of Misrule’s Mistress from Amazon for just 99cents!

It’s on sale for a limited time –

 

Lord Barric Cranley wants Lady Ellette for his wife but she has already refused once. He knows that Ellette loves him… it’s just she hasn’t realized it yet. With a little help, cunning and the Feast of Misrule, Barric plans to capture his bride and make it a Christmas she’ll never forget.
 


History

Misrule’s Mistress is my Christmas themed novella. It’s a medieval tale which is set during the twelve days of Christmas. The feast of Misrule occurs on the last evening (eve of Epiphany) of the Christmas festivities. Misrule symbolizes a world turning upside down. On this day the King and all those who were high would become the peasants and vice versa. At the beginning of the Twelfth Night festival, a cake that contained a bean was eaten. The person who found the bean would rule the feast. Midnight signaled the end of his rule and the world would return to normal. The tradition dates back to pre-Christian European festivals however it was incorporated into the Christmas celebrations.
 

Nicóle  xx
 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

This and That


Hi everyone,
Just a quick post.  I hope you will come on over and join me at Happily Ever After -

http://happilyeverafter-cgtetreault.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/interview-with-romance-author-nicole.html

I also went visiting with Amber A. Barden and chatted about Dancing on Air.

http://amberabardan.blogspot.com.au/

And Dancing on Air received a fab review from Love, Lust & Lipstick Stains. Here's the link -

http://www.lovelustandlipstickstains.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/thumbs-up-thursday-dancing-on-air-by.html


Both Rain and Dancing on Air are featured in the latest Marketing For Romance Writers newsletter. Yay!







I also had a visit with the lovely Samantha Holt.

http://samanthaholtauthor.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/guest-post-and-spotlight-rain-by-nicole.html?showComment=1386743335323#c7921425065624985428


I've also signed up for Romancing the Book's Holiday Event. There are holiday post each day. Here's the link if you want to check it out.


http://romancing-the-book.com/



Just discovered this trailer for a new Beauty and the Beast movie. I can't wait to watch it - it looks so beautiful and sumptuous. Here's a link -

La Belle Et Bete
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br3sErpjMQo&feature=youtu.be


See, I told you it looked fab! I just love fairytales, don't you?



Thanks for stopping by,

Nicóle  xx

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Bewitching Blurbs



Bewitching Blurbs

Hi everyone,

Here’s this week’s Bewitching Blurbs. As always, there are some fantastic titles to choose from.

If you have a new release, feel free to add the title, buy link, website and blurb to the comment section.

Please just remember to keep it PG and it’s a blurb not an extract – thanks.

First we have a little shifter action. A Wolf at Her Door is another story in the Spellbound Treasure Series. It’s an interesting series, which is written by several different authors. They are stand alone, magical stories which are vaguely linked by certain characters. They are published by Jupiter Gardens Press and here’s a link to all the titles -

This is Jasmine’s fourth title in the series. Her other stories include Birthday Shift, Lupine Valentine and Outfoxed.

A Wolf at Her Door

By Jasmine Aherne

When Gwen wished for a hero to help save her sanctuary, she never expected tough, sexy stranger Rohan to show up at her door. Rohan is a natural with animals, and even helps to protect her home from vandals who would destroy what she’s worked for.

But this man hides secrets that she senses she’ll find in the golden eyes of the wolf she keeps dreaming of. Can Gwen entrust Rohan with saving the lives of the animals she loves, and even more dangerously, can she entrust him with her heart?



Rebekah Turner’s Chaos Bound has arrived. It’s the second instalment of the story which started in Chaos Born. I’ve added both blurbs so you can get the full impact...

Chaos Bound

By Rebekah Turner

The long-awaited sequel to Chaos Born takes us back into the Applecross, where Lora faces increasing threats to her survival and her chance at love.

Lora Blackgoat — mercenary and smuggler — has only just recovered from the last threat on her life and hasn’t even begun to sort out the mess of having both a nephilim warrior and a reborn hellspawn as potential lovers. Work should be a refuge, but a job finding missing persons puts her in the crosshairs of a violent gang and a merchant with a taste for blood sport.

Reluctantly, Lora turns to the two men in her life for help. Roman — the nephilim — professes to be her soul mate and turns to her when he feels the darkness of nephilim madness descending. But though Lora is drawn to Roman, it is Seth, ex-lover and reborn hellspawn, who Lora must ultimately ask to protect those she loves. Can she trust Seth to save Roman and her adoptive family, or will this be a fatal mistake?


Chaos Born (Book 1)

A fresh and exciting debut novel introducing the Chronicles from the Applecross.

Lora Blackgoat, smuggler and mercenary, has been lying low after a job gone bad made her a laughing stock in the industry. When a childhood friend turns to her for help, Lora leaps to restore her reputation and starts hunting a killer who is stalking the gas-lit streets.

She never expects that her path will lead her to the Order of Guides, a sadistic militant religious organisation - or to Roman, a deadly and dangerously attractive half-angel warrior who also hunts the killer.

When Lora discovers that the killer has broken fundamental laws of magic to enter the city, she also uncovers a conspiracy that leads back into her own dark past.


Here are some lovely contemporary romances –
The first is an Australian rural romance from Kate Loveday.
Inheritance
By Kate Loveday
When Cassie Taylor inherits Yallandoo, a cattle station near Cairns in Far North Queensland, she is shocked. What does she know about running cattle? But the property has been in her family for generations, and Cassie is not a quitter. She leaves behind her Sydney life and heads to the station, determined to make a go of it.

But a long drought and falling prices mean challenges Cassie doesn’t expect. To save her heritage, she’s going to have to come up with some new ideas — and fast. Then the threatening letters start to arrive. Someone doesn’t want Cassie to succeed, and they’re willing to go to any lengths to stop her...

 
Buckle Down is an anthology which features Samantha Holt’s first contemporary story, Her Dream Cowboy.  Normally, Samantha writes scintillating medieval Scottish romance, but I’m willing to swap a highland laird for a hot cowboy just this once J
Buckle Down
By Samantha Holt, C.V. Madison & J.T. Seate
Her Dream Cowboy by Samantha Holt

Talked into experiencing ranch life for herself by her best friend, Sophie comes all the way from England to Nevada, alone. But while her friend may have abandoned her, her guide for the week promises to stick close to her side.

A guide who just happens to be an honest to goodness, sexy cowboy.

Luke Harper is a busy man. He’s dedicated years to turning his ranch into a successful holiday business and he’s yet to find a woman who can deal with the realities of dating a cowboy. In his experience, they’re all after a dream. But Sophie proves too tempting for her own good and Luke can’t help wondering if the gorgeous woman would be willing to give him a chance.

Or is she just looking for a dream cowboy too?
The Layover by C.V. Madison (M/M erotic cowboy romance)

Security expert and avowed city boy Reno Locke drops into The Meeting Place for a little loving to fill his off hours. Country boy Wilder Henderson swings through to blow off a little steam after winning a rodeo competition. Locke finally works up the nerve to hit on Wilder and Locke takes Wilder back to his room. He finds out this urban cowboy is just what he was looking for during The Layover.

Faith, Hope, and Charity by J.T. Seate

In the old west, a young couple have plotted a future rendezvous for any chance of a life together, if only poor Johnny isn’t gunned down first by Faith’s father who is out for the cowboy’s blood.
 
The ever fabulous Annie Seaton’s Tangling with the CEO (a Half Moon Bay Novel) was released yesterday.
Tangling with the CEO
By Annie Seaton
Mixing business with pleasure never felt so right.
Blake Buchanan and Anastasia Delaney were roommates in college and could never see eye to eye about anything. The only time their walls came down was during one night of passion before Ana left without a word, never expecting to cross paths with Blake again.
Years later, Blake has made his millions. He comes back to Ana’s small California town to manage a corporate takeover that will close down the home restoration business she’s poured her heart and soul into. The fiery Ana is determined to convince money-minded Blake of her business’s worth, but when a family emergency throws them together, their walls come tumbling down once again…
Problem is, Blake’s business-first position hasn’t changed. And Ana can’t fall for the man who could become her boss—it’s not only her job at stake, but her heart.
 
 
Maggi Andersen’s Taming the Gentleman Spy was also released this month. It’s part of her Spies of Mayfair series, the first being ‘A Baron in her Bed’.
Taming the Gentleman Spy
By Maggi Andersen
John Haldane, Earl of Strathairn, is on an urgent mission to find the killer of his fellow spy. Has the treasonous Frenchman, Count Forney, returned to England to wreak havoc? Or has someone new landed on English shores to stir up rebellion in the Midlands? After visiting the young widow of one of his agents, Strathairn strengthens his resolve. A spy should never marry. And most certainly not to Lady Sibella Winborne, with her romantic ideas of love and marriage. Unable to give Sibella up entirely, he has kept her close as a friend. And then weak fool that he is he kissed her... Lady Sibella Winborne has refused several offers of marriage since her first Season years ago -- when she first set eyes on the handsome Earl of Strathairn. Sibella's many siblings always rush to her aid to discourage an ardent suitor, but not this time. Her elder brother, Chaloner, Marquess of Brandreth, has approved Lord Coombe's suit. Sibella yearns to set up her own household. She is known to be the sensible member of the family. But she doesn't feel at all sensible about Lord Strathairn. If only she could forget that kiss...
 
Free Read –
Here’s just a little short story.
More Costly Than Diamonds
By Nicole Hurley-Moore
After five long years Sir John Durand returns home from the Crusades. He left a wealthy estate and a young bride. But what will be waiting for him through the gates of Durand Manor?
Thanks for stopping by.
Nicóle  xx