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Wednesday
Aug062014

Guest Blog: Behind the Pen: A Love Story - Melinda Cochrane

 

 

Love is a revolving door of both past and present.  We seek it, but most in the end discover that love seeks you. We move toward it through our determination to find what is to be the most powerful experience of our lives. But, in the search for it, some us travel too far to find it, risking everything for the words to become a reality. Behind The Pen, A Love Story is one woman's journey for passion. Mary meets Aleron and her life is changed, and she wonders if he was always part of her. Is love more than the now, is it so far reaching that it can touch both past, present and future. As both find themselves in battles to secure wealth, democratic freedom and  love, Mary discovers far more than she imagined, or bargained for. The reader is left questioning their own concept of love.

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Tuesday
Aug052014

Guest Blog: The Hero of a Thousand Troubles by Grace Burrowes

 

 

The Traitor

Grace Burrowes

Release Date: August 5, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Historical Romance

ISBN: 97881402294990

 

As a young boy, British-born Sebastian St. Clair was abandoned in France and forced to join the French army to survive. Now that the war is over, he has returned to his beloved England and is determined to live a quiet life as a country gentleman. He's struggling to make that wish come true when he falls for his elderly aunt's practical and unpretentious companion, Miss Millicent Danforth. But an old enemy threatens this new love, and plots to destroy everything Sebastian holds dear. Sebastian will have to use all of his wits if he's to hang on to his life, his honor...and Milly's love.

 

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Grace BurroweesThe Hero of a Thousand Troubles by Grace Burrowes

You do not want to sleep with me.” Milly observed. “Why?”

Sebastian was quiet for a long time, while the fire settled on the andirons and Milly kept questions behind her teeth.

“I have nightmares, Milly. I thrash and mutter in my sleep. I wake up in a cold sweat, screaming obscenities in two languages. I cannot promise you would be safe, were I to waken in your embrace.”

And worse than all of it—which was awful enough—Milly sensed he was ashamed of himself for allowing his dreams to be haunted.

She shifted, so she was straddling his lap. “I cannot abide this, Sebastian.”

“I am sorry. I should have told you sooner, I know, but one doesn’t—”

Milly cradled his jaw with both hands, so he could not elude her kiss. “I cannot abide that you must suffer this way. Is it the same dream each night?”

Her kiss or her question seemed to foil his flight of self-castigation. “Often it’s the same, or it’s variations on the same theme.”

“You will tell me, please.”

“So we can share my nightmares?”

Milly brushed his hair back from his temple, where he’d turn gray and distinguished long before she would consider abandoning him to his nightmares. “So I can understand.”

********

I once asked my brother how to really, truly torment a hero, and his reply was brilliant. “Make him choose between the competing demands of honor.”

In The Captive, my hero had to choose between revenge—to which any other man would have said he was entitled—and the heroine’s love, which he’d lose if he completed his violent quest.

In The Traitor, sequel to The Captive, Sebastian St. Clair, is set against himself from birth. He loves both his French mother, and his English father, but is caught in France when war breaks out. He’s the heir to an English barony, but must eschew his English heritage simply to stay alive. The French Army, however, demands that he trade on his English upbringing to more effectively interrogate English officers with whom he might have attended Eton, but for the fell clutch of circumstances.

This guy has no good options. After the war, neither France nor England want him around. He’s not safe in either country, and yet he can’t abandon the barony that was his father’s pride, and can’t leave his sole relation—an elderly aunt—to fend for herself. He wants only peace and quiet, but can’t turn his back on the English officers clamoring for his blood, so he accepts their challenges, then refuses to fire on them.

Everywhere Sebastian turns, somebody is holding him accountable for actions he had little control over. Every choice he could make requires a further compromise of his honor.

Until Milly Danforth enters his life, dispensing commonsense and moral support—also a few kisses—and makes Sebastian see that coping, compromising, and surviving from one insult to another will leave him unworthy of Milly’s regard.

In other words, Sebastian has to create a third option for himself. Rather than choose between France and England, he’ll choose Milly and a future with her. Rather than choose between surrender and battle, he’ll choose love. Rather than wait for some challenger’s bullet to end his days, Sebastian arms himself with truth, reason, and the determination to put an end to the affronts to his integrity.

The result, a gradual knitting back together of a man whom honor has torn asunder, led to one of the most satisfying happily ever afters I’ve written—for Sebastian and Milly, but for me, and I hope for the reader too!

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Author Biography

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes' bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

 

 

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Tuesday
Jul222014

TRAPPED AT THE ALTAR by Jane Feather

Trapped at the Altar Jane Feather New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather introduces a sizzling new series that moves from the remote wilds of southwest England to the turbulent royal court, when a lovely young woman is forced into marriage in order to unite two families--and discovers a most unexpected passion. . . - See more at:

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Tuesday
Jul222014

The Romance Buzz: FOR HER SPY ONLY by Robyn DeHart 

FOR HER SPY ONLY
by Robyn DeHart

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Masquerading Mistresses Novella 2

England, 1814

When Winifred is rescued from her snow-stranded carriage by the notorious and reclusive Alistair, Marquess of Coventry, she is instantly drawn to him. Jilted by her betrothed and socially ruined by untrue rumors, Winifred is tired of paying for crimes she didn’t commit and decides to play the seductress London society claims she is. Thinking a night of passion shouldn’t leave any lasting effects, she instead finds her heart marked forever.   Six years later, Alistair is working for the Regent as a spy. A search for Napoleon’s English supporters leads him to the beguiling Winifred, recently widowed with a young son. He hasn’t forgotten how the unconventional beauty warmed his bed, and the heat between them rekindles immediately. The spymaster is determined to uncover all of plucky Winifred’s secrets. Especially the one regarding her son…

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She eyed her unlikely travel companion. He wasn’t a friendly sort; formidable was more what she’d consider him. He was tall and lean and imposing, but younger than she had expected. She’d heard of the Marquess of Coventry, but had never before seen him. His reputation in London was notorious. He could not be more than thirty. His cane leaned against the bench next to him, and his gloved hand held onto the gold knob on top. An ugly scar slashed across his left cheek, leading up to his eye.
He looked up from his reading as if he sensed her perusal. His eyes were a startling shade of green, like the first bloom of spring after a blistering winter.

“You know I am not afraid of you,” she said. Her mother used to chastise her about her chattiness, but Winifred had a tendency to talk when she was nervous. And the marquess’s silence had her quite addled. “I don’t think it’s very intelligent to believe everything you hear about a person.”

“I see,” he said, not bothering to look up from his book.

“Oh yes, people are quite spiteful with the rumors they spread.”

“What is it that people say about me?”

She studied him for a moment, trying to gauge if he was toying with her. He must know what people said. Even the servants gossiped about him.

He looked up at her and once again she was caught in those unusual eyes. His right brow rose expectedly.

She swallowed. “That you murdered your wife.” Her voice came out weak.

“But you do not believe that,” he said.

“No, I do not.” She shook her head. “You are obviously a responsible and kind gentleman.”

“You do not know me,” he said. He set his book aside. His glove gripped the gold knob on his cane.

“No, but you stopped to assist a stranded lady. That says volumes about your character, my lord,” she said, quite pleased with her logic.


He leaned forward, his eyes narrowed. “How do you know I’m not taking you to my castle to ravish you?

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