Chasing What’s Already Gone

NEW RELEASE!Chasing What’s Already Gone – Michael Ross

 

Chasing What’s Already Gone is available on Amazon now!

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Blurb:

 Danny Pearson is cruising through life on the edge of contentment—even in his marriage…

His wife seems distant, yet perfectly happy. They work on different schedules and pass like ships in the night. But that’s how marriage is after so many years, right?

When Danny meets a mysterious girl, his idea of the meaning of love shatters at his feet…

She’s not extraordinary, but somehow she’s so much more than just another girl. When he catches her gaze, he knows deep in his gut that she’s the one—the love of his life. But being a decent guy, he holds his feelings in check, and there is no ulterior motive when he shares a coffee with her. As she leaves, she gives him a business card. That’s all there is to it.

Her name is Ella. And after that, she is nothing more than a fond memory.

Danny puts Ella out of his mind and moves on with his life—until his world falls apart…When his wife confesses to having an affair and demands a divorce, his life is thrown into chaos. It’s a challenge adjusting to the single life, but it’s not impossible. As time passes, he continues to reminisce of his brief encounter with the woman he’s sure was his chance at true happiness.

 

How far is Danny willing to go in the pursuit of love? How far would you when, in all probability, you are only… Chasing what’s already gone?

 

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About The Author

 It was a strange and twisting road that led to the publishing of my second novel.

Born and raised in Bristol, England. I spent my adult life in business, the majority of that time marketing cars. I eventually owned the largest Saab specialist in the world, before a divorce put an end to that part of my life.

 

This led me to leave Bristol to live halfway up a mountain in the Welsh valleys, start a part time six year English Literature course at Bristol University, and attend creative writing classes in Cardiff.

My interest in English literature flourished and I have won several prizes for my short stories. My first book, ‘Twenty Short Stories – Settling a score,” reached No 6 in the Short Stories Best Sellers and is still available. My second novel, a romantic thriller entitled Hand Over Fist was released earlier this year

Chasing What’s Already Gone evolved from a short story Carpe Diem in my second anthology Twenty One Short Stories. I could not get the two main characters out of my head and I had to find out what happened to them after the end of the short story.

I now live very happily halfway up that mountain in the Welsh Valleys with my wonderful partner, Mari, and our rescue dog, Wolfie.

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The Girl With Diamonds

This morning I have a review for The Girl With Diamonds by Savannah Blevins. It’s the second in the Midtown Brotherhood series, the first of which being The Girl With Hearts, which I reviewed before. Obviously, if you haven’t read The Girl With Hearts, you should, so we’re all on the same page.

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Heat Level:♥♥

Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Genre: Sports Romance

NHL player Austin Blakely wakes up tied to bed, the only memories he has are filled with a purple-haired woman and too many drinks. He worries the woman will sell her story to the news, causing more scandal than he needs, especially when he realizes his cellphone is missing. You do remember Austin, right? Leila’s older brother and Henrick’s best friend? Great, because he’s this book’s co-star.

Magnolia Cross is an intern for a Madison Square Garden sports network. She’s likable and fun, someone who pairs rhinestone stilettos with vintage jewelry and cares deeply about making it big in a world that is, usually, dominated by men. Her dream is to be on air, something made difficult by her lack of interest in hockey, but her boss thinks she has a real shot at television greatness.

Unfortunately, the attractive Austin wants to put her through her paces and embarrasses her in her first on air interview. While he thinks he’s flirting and initiating Magnolia into to the world of sports broadcasting, she feels humiliated and can’t stand the mere sight of the hockey pro. This feeling is magnified when the video of their interview becomes a viral sensation, putting her in close quarters with Austin, who the public thinks she’s now dating.

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In fact, everyone thinks there’s a spark, including Leila who knows Austin better than anyone. The two have a shot at a potential romance, but there’s still the question of the purple-haired woman. Who is she? Why did she tie Austin to the bed? Does she have his phone? What will she do with it? And what of Austin and Magnolia? Is he really into her, or would she be another notch on his belt? Will she forgive him for embarrassing her on air? When will the secrets end? I know, a lot of questions, but this book has hella answers that satisfy them all.

Written in dual POV, The Girl With Diamonds is a great second installment with a lot of humor, and light heat. Austin and Magnolia have undeniable banter that Blevins really runs with and their relationship has a natural progression, instead of the instant love that can be irksome. Also, there’s this great bit involving nude paint modeling that’s positively hilarious. All in all, I recommend this book as a great read. And did I mention it’s FREE right now? Total win

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Landlady By Jackie Wang

I have been in a new adult mood as of late so here is a new book that has come out today called Landlady by Jackie Wang. It is a new adult romance that follows Sierra and Asher.

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Heat: ♥♥♥

Genre: New Adult

Overall Rating 5/6 Glass Slippers

Sierra’s grandmother has just passed away and she left Sierra her house. As Sierra is a broke college student, she jumps at the chance to move out of the dorms and live rent free. There is just one problem, somebody else already lives there!

Asher is a high powered attorney with no intention of settling down. As a result, he rented the main floor of a Victorian style house from a little old lady. He was just minding his business when a random woman walks in his front door. Now, everything he knew is about to be flipped upside down.

Because Sierra backed out of student housing, she has no where to go and can’t afford an apartment in the area. She has no choice but to move into the basement while Asher sleeps upstairs. They almost immediately feel attracted to the other but nothing really happens at first…that is until they go on a trip with a group of friends and Sierra is on the arm of somebody else. He sees red and is determined to make Sierra but what will he be giving up? All of a sudden the relaxed life Asher thought he had is at risk as his ex-fiance came back into town, his job is put on the line, and his best friend is the guy mooning over Sierra. Will he give it all up for her? Does he realize that he actually loves his ex fiance and reconnect with her? Does Sierra even want a relationship now? She is young but most importantly, her family farm is in danger of foreclosure. If she doesn’t leave town and go help out then her parents could be out on the street. Will she leave Asher for them or is it time for her to be a little selfish?

I really felt for Sierra in this book. I worked throughout my college career (actually met my husband when I was a hostess at a restaurant) and it is hard to keep up with classes, work, and a significant other. Plus, there are always family obligations pulling you down. She is stuck in the phase where she must decide to be her own woman and follow her dreams or help the family who has done everything for her. So many college kids face these types of challenges and I love that Wang addressed them.

Asher is the man with a heart of gold especially when he saved a stray dog after he accidentally hit it while driving in a rain storm. Yes ladies, he rushed the dog to the vet and then decided to adopt him when he found out that the dog was a stray. In case that wasn’t enough of a panty dropper for you, he really cares about everyone, including his clients. Wang created an amazing book boyfriend and I’d recommend that everyone take him with you to bed tonight (with your kindle or paperback obviously).

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There was only one short sex scene in this book as it was difficult for our lovers to even attempt the deed. Something happens that actually prevents them from sealing the deal so they have to work extra hard (like what I did there) to please each other. These scenes are not rushed over and there are a couple of them throughout the book. I wish there had been a bit more heat, but I understand why there couldn’t have been.

This book is an easy read but one that will leave a smile on your face. If you check it out, comment below as to what your favorite part was.

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What’s Left of Me

When Jennifer Loring sent me an advanced reader’s copy of What’s Left of Me, I literally almost peed myself in excitement. Charming, right? Well, I stopped what I was doing to start reading it. But, I digress. This book is the second in the The Firebird Trilogy, the first of which I reviewed several weeks ago. So, if you haven’t read Firebird (book one), then stop ruining your life and go spend a few hours getting lost in some hot Russian hockey drama. Also, if you aren’t already familiar with the first one, there will be some spoilers.

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Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Genre: Suspense/Sports Romance

When we left Alex and Stephanie, it looked as if things were finally settling into place for them, which is why I was almost afraid to read the book. When the first one ends with a happily every after and there’s a second in the series to be read, you can bet your sweet ass some terrible stuff will happen. And terrible stuff did happen. And I loved it.

Anyways, Alex and Stephanie got married, he had a job lined up to be an assistant coach for his old team in Buffalo, and they were expecting a baby. But, things go south pretty fast. Just as they were getting comfortable with parenthood, Alex is hit with an allegation of sexual assault! Since this was during his dark bender months of drugs and alcohol, while he and Stephanie were broken up, he can’t even remember if he was guilty, something that doesn’t sit well with anyone, especially Stephanie.

Stephanie can’t take the pressure of motherhood, her crumbling marriage, the paparazzi breathing down her neck, the judgmental looks from her coworkers, or the new medical issue she finds herself faced with. The addition of some old ghosts might make it so the pair stays separated for good, that is unless Stephanie can use her investigative skills to figure everything out. Or they get divorced and everything is terrible. Read for yourself

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This book, as the first one, had me on the edge of my seat. I stayed up until 4am reading because I needed to know what happened to my favorite American/Russian couple, and their new baby. I can not recommend this book enough and implore you to add it to your own collection. You won’t be disappointed. I promise.

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College Secrets

I have always liked college stories and this may be why I decided to write them. One of my favorites is The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, by Jessica Sorensen. Since she has a new book coming out, I figured that this would be a good time to talk about this.

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Hear: ♥♥♥

Genre: New Adult

Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

When she was twelve years old, something terrible happened and Callie has not been able to fully get over it. She withdrew from her family and friends but now that she met Seth, her gay best friend, Callie is finally willing to move on. He encourages her to get out of her comfort zone and she starts to live. That is until someone from her hometown shows up on campus.

Kayden has had a rough life but you wouldn’t know it. His family has money, cars, a big house, and athletic ability for days. But Kayden’s father is also unbelievably abusive. One day, Kayden had a house party while he was still in high school, his father got mad at him for something little and started to beat the crap out of him. However, this time someone stopped him. Her name was Callie and outside their family, she was the only one who knew about the abuse. Kayden never thought he’d see her again and the secret could just die with her. But now she is back and there is something about her that captivates him.

While Kayden usually dates the shallow IT girl, he thinks that maybe it might be time for something more. But that could mean digging into his past and Kayden has an even bigger secret than his father’s abuse. Callie has never dated anyone and she isn’t sure if she’s ready for that kind of experience. Will she explain to Kayden why she is holding back? Is he willing to let Callie in? Will their relationship help them heal or will it push two emotionally broken people to their brink?

One of the things I liked about this book is that it was real. It didn’t sugar coat anything but rather went into excruciating detail. You heart is broken and then put back together over and over again. But at no point did I think that Sorensen did something just to create a plot twist. But there are some serious issues discussed. This book is not for the faint at heart and it isn’t a quick and easy read. However, it was worth it in my opinion because I think these issues need to be discussed. Though it isn’t an author up on a soap box or someone spouting self help techniques. It sounded like someone’s real life but there was a cliff hanger! I bought book 2 almost immediately.

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This book does have romance in it and some sexual relations. They are not overly detailed but still effective in the story. People have sex in college so prepare your life.

Everyone is going through something and if you need to be reminded of that, then this is a good book for you. If you are experiencing any depression or something like it, then this book will help you so that you don’t feel alone. I truly think that this book could help to see a new type of world that some people luckily don’t have to experience. I will have a review out for Sorensen’s new book Rules of A Rebel And a Shy Girl, when it comes out on August 16, 2016.

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Keep On Pushing

Almost everyone has seen the movie Cool Runnings, can recite some quotes, and might say that the “facts” from that film are all they truly know about Jamaica’s contribution to the world of sports. But, Devon Harris, one of the founding members of Jamaica’s first bobsled team, spoke with Kelsey McKnight about his rise to Olympic fame and how he is now giving back.

Three-time Olympian, published author, philanthropist keynote speaker, father, and husband Devon Harris was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1964, a tough community stricken with poverty and disadvantage. But, Harris knew that he was worth more, that he could do more, with the athletic abilities he worked hard to achieve.

He graduated with a Queen’s Commission from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in England, making him an officer in the Jamaican Defense Force, something he sees as one of the defining features of his life. He’s still very proud of his ability to graduate from such a respected establishment and says, “I was this boy from the hood going to the most prestigious military school in the world”. The military was his way out of the ghetto, and he made it happen.

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Being in the Olympics was always a goal for Harris, even from a young age. An avid track and field runner, he had originally planned on trying out for the 1984 summer Olympics, but didn’t make the team. Still, while serving as an active military officer, he maintained his Olympic dreams, waiting for his next chance to try for gold.

While Harris was serving his country, two Americans, George Fitch and William Maloney, were trying to make bobsledding history. When the pair first saw the Jamaican pushcart derbies, a summer tradition akin to “soapbox racing”, they saw striking similarities to the Olympic sport of bobsledding. They attempted to lure some of the summer Olympic team to participate, but could not find any athletes willing to try. They then turned to the Jamaican Defense Force for participants, as the military had no shortage of physically fit men.

Harris was hoping for a shot to complete as a runner in the 1988 summer Olympics in South Korea when his Colonel implored him to try out for the bobsled team. While Harris was skeptical of the mere idea of bobsledding, he soon saw it as his opportunity to become an Olympian. Competition was tough, but Harris pulled through with the fastest push time, giving him a place on the Olympic team.

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In 1988 Harris went to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. While they did make history by being the first Jamaicans to participate in that event, they did not place, as their driver, Dudley Stokes, lost control of the sled. It fell atop the four men and continued sliding down the track. While no one was seriously injured, it was the end of that event for Jamaica.

It was that event that inspired the blockbuster hit Cool Runnings. But Harris says that the movie should not merely say ‘based on a true story’ but, “loosely based on a true story”. He tells me that, while it was the movie did a fantastic job of “depicting the spirit of the team” and he found it to be very “flattering”, it was basically just an entertaining film that was highly changed from the real story. When asked, Harris says that the characters in the movie were completely fictitious, he sees himself as a bit ‘Yul Brenner’. Yul was determined, pushed himself to the limits, and was a bit of a dreamer who aimed high, something Harris says he tries to do in everything that he sets his mind to.

After the 1988 Olympics, Harris went on to compete two more times; in 1992 and 1998, both in the bobsledding arena. He says that being an Olympian didn’t change him in the way one thought they might. I had assumed that he would have become somewhat of a celebrity in Jamaica, but I was wrong. He tells me that he saw “bobsledding as an extension of my military career”, something he did to honor his country. After each game, he would take off his bobsledding uniform and put on his military one, back to work, until he retired form the military after the 1992 Olympics.

Being an Olympian, and an officer in the military, might be enough for some people, but not Devon Harris. He decided to put the strength and energy he once poured into bobsledding into inspiring others to follow their dreams. So far, he’s written two books, with more in the works.

His first book is actually for children and is titled, Yes I Can: The Story of the Jamaican Bobsled Team. Harris told me “I wanted to tell them a story to encourage them to dream big”. It is the real tale of Harris’s first Olympic team, and is beautifully illustrated.

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The next book is Keep On Pushing: Hot Lessons from Cool Runnings. It’s a semi-autobiographical novel where Harris takes the lessons learned from his own life to help others reach their full potential. He rose from the unsavory neighborhoods of Kingston to universal notoriety through nothing but hard work and determination.

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In fact, motivating others to go for their dreams is something that Harris has found a renewed passion for. He maintains a philanthropy called The Keep On Pushing Foundation that feeds children at Harris’s former elementary school, Drews Avenue Primary School. In some disadvantaged areas, the only meals some kids receive is from their schools. Harris hopes this will help bolster attendance and give the children the chance at furthering their education.

kopbanner2015 Devon Harris also travels as a keynote speaker, inspiring others and teaching them that “you can accomplish virtually every you put your mind to…the key is to set obtainable goals and pour your heart into your passion”. His seminars and speeches cater to people of all ages, races, creeds, and walks of life because everyone needs to Keep on Pushing.

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To learn more about Devon Harris, please visit Devonharris.com

You can follow him on twitter at Twitter.com/Keeponpushing88

And give back by visiting Keeponpushing.org

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Junior Fight Club

Our next review is not for the people looking for a quick and light read. This book touches on a lot of serious issues facing hundreds of thousands of people everyday.

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Heat: ♥

Genre: YA

Overall Rating 4/6 Glass Slippers

Hopelessly Imperfect, by Gabriela Cabezut, follow 18 year old Cassie three months after her mother died of cancer. The two of them didn’t have the best relationship because Cassie never felt she lived up to her mother’s expectations. So the last conversation the two of them had was not a good one. Wracked with guilt, Cassie felt her only escape was to try and take her own life. Luckily, she didn’t succeed but the physical and emotional scars have yet to heal.

She returns to high school hoping to become a different person with a caring attitude and different friends. Cassie spent the two years her mother was sick pretending to be one of the popular mean girls. They were all so self absorbed that they didn’t ever realize Cassie was going through something. But somebody did notice.

Nathan Rivers is an all around bad boy. He dresses like a punk, smokes cigarettes, skips class, and of course, he participates in a fight club near the school. He claims to be looking for someone and working on his anger issues. Initially, you wouldn’t think the two have a lot in common but there is one person they share…their therapist.

Cassie views herself as broken and has a hard time recognizing her self worth. Nathan is convinced he can prove she is whole but he is still covering up his own issues. Will their problems become too much? Will it implode their possible relationship? Is Cassie even stable enough for a relationship? Is Nathan just too bad? (Okay, he wouldn’t be too bad for me but some people don’t like it.)

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I think that Cabezut did a beautiful job of painting these two characters. Everything they went through was raw and draining. I have known people in these horrible positions and a lot of what Cabezut said was advice they’d been given or maybe they needed to hear. This is an excellent book for anyone who may be going through something they aren’t quite ready to talk about yet.

One thing I didn’t like about the book is that the therapist took A LOT of liberties in what she said and told Cassie about Nathan. I felt it crossed the line of patient privilege and it really bothered me. I also felt that the characters sounded very young but maturity levels vary so that is up to debate.

There wasn’t a lot of heat in this book. It was two teenagers trying to find their way out of a lot of sadness and they didn’t use their bodies to do it. There was heavy kissing but nothing much more intense than that. While the romance was important in this book, it did take a back seat to some more serious issues.

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A Night at the Movies

I love going to the movies or just relaxing at home in front of our projection screen. It’s nice to forget about all of your problems and stress for about two hours and fill yourself with drama. Over the years, I have found some lesser known movies that I feel the deep urge to share with the world. Here is a quick bio for each and where you can find it.

Sliding Doors- This movie stars Gwyneth Paltrow and came out in 1998. I watched this for the first time in a film class and I fell in love. The movie starts with Helen. She works for a PR company and was just fired so she heads home. On the way, her life splits into two different story lines. The first, if she makes the train, takes her back to her apartment where she discovers her boyfriend, Gerry is cheating on her. The second, if she misses the train, takes her to the hospital because someone tries to mug her and she hits her head. The rest of the movie shows you how different her life is because of one minor thing like missing a train. It is hysterical, real, and filled with romance. Plus, there are lots of accents. This movie is on Amazon Instant Video for $2.99. Sorry it isn’t free, but it’s totally worth it.

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A Walk in the Clouds- This movie stars Keanu Reeves and is one of my all time favorites. It takes place in the 1940’s but was filmed in 1995. Paul returns from the war to his bride and she instantly sends him out the door to be a traveling chocolate salesman. They married fast before he went away to war and he isn’t sure if she is really the one. He plans to spend this trip figuring it out. On his way, he meets a crying woman. She shares with him that while she was getting her master’s degree, she had an affair with her professor and is now pregnant. Victoria is now returning how to her parents and their large winery, Las Nubes. For those of you who don’t speak spanish, that means the Clouds. Paul offers to pretend to be her husband so that her religious parents aren’t upset about the baby out of wedlock. In a few days, he will leave and she will tell her family that he abandoned her. Lying is clearly always the way to go and nothing could possibly go wrong with this plan. Again, this movie is also on Amazon Instant Video for $2.99.

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Ps the movie isn’t in black and white

Bride and Prejudice- This is one of my favorite versions of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. A white man, William Darcy, goes with his Indian friend Balraj to India for the wedding of a mutual friend. While there, they meet the four (I know, Kitty isn’t included) daughters of the Bakshi family; Jaya, Lalita (not Lolita), Mya, and Lahki. This movie is filled with Bollywood dancing, singing, and color. Added bonus, Alexis Bledel makes a surprise appearance as Georgina, Darcy’s little sister. If you like Austen at all, then you have to watch this movie. It is on Amazon Instant Video for for $2.99.

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That Awkward Moment- Okay, so it’s time for a movie that has come out a bit more recently. This movie stars Miles Teller, Zac Efron, and Michael B. Jordan. It takes a whole new view on the romance movie script because it follows three guys as they try to figure out what they want, who they want, and how far they are willing to go to get it. Jordan’s character is going through a divorce but he isn’t ready to let go of his wife yet. Teller is falling in love with one of his female friends. Efron is pining over a girl he met at a bar and assumed was a hooker. Fun fact, not a hooker. The only problem with all of this is that the guys swore to stay single since they haven’t had true guy time in a while. This movie is funny and a definite crowd pleaser. Plus…it is only 1.99 on Amazon Instant Video. I am moving in the right direction!

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Anna And The King- Do you like historical pieces? Anna And The King is the King And I without the singing. I happen to love musicals so this was a bit of a disappointment for me but I got over it because Jodi Foster is just that good. Anna and her son move to Siam to teach the King’s children, wives, and concubines English. The King considers himself to be a forward thinker and recognizes that it will be important for the family to learn the language. Anna is trying desperately to recover from the lose of her husband Tom, and The King has never really been in love with anyone before. Don’t let all the wives and concubines fool you. This movie shows the ultimate forbidden love. It is a longer movie but it visually beautiful. The acting is amazing and if you are a Harry Potter fan, then you will get to see a young Draco Malfoy. But most importantly, it is FREE on Netflix.

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What are some of your favorite romance movies?

 

 

 

 

 

History+Romance+Sex=Perfection

Still sobbing in a corner over the ending of the Outlander series like I am? Longing for the next installment and can’t wait for two, or three, years until the next book comes out? Well, here’s a few awesome historical romances, and general fiction, to see you through this long winter.

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Sansa misses Jamie, too 😦

 

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Laiden’s Daughter by Suzan Tisdale

This book is the first in The Clan MacDougall Series and, boy, is it a good start. Aishlinn is born to a life of lies and abuse when her mother dies young. She is raised to believe she is worth nothing and she is sold to the highest bidder. She escapes to the highlands where she meets Duncan, a kilted warrior who grows to respect the spirited, yet wounded girl. Sounds safe but, still, there are secrets, revenge, and love, with a bit of Scottish historical realities peppered in, that make for a true winner.

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The Cousin’s War Series by Philipa Gregory

Yes, I know it’s a series and not just a book I’m recommending, but that’s because I could hardly just recommend one. The series begins with Elizabeth Woodville’s marriage to King Edward IV and the subsequent generations that came from this union. Gregory is a master of creating perfection through the use of inventive prose and mixing legend with history. It is said that the women of the Woodville family have the blood of the mermaid Melusine running in their veins, allowing them to choose their own fates and, through their royal statuses, change history. In these books you get thrills, secrets, sex, and a bit of a history lesson all while being ridiculously entertained. It ends, right before the famous Henry VIII takes power, but I’m praying that Gregory doesn’t stop there.

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Lost Highlander by Cassidy Cayman

This book is almost like Outlander in an alternate universe. Like instead of going back in time to a world where indoor plumbing wasn’t a thing, a hunky Highlander comes to you instead. It’s basically the American dream. Well, my dream at least, and I’m an American, so it counts. Anyways, Evelyn is called to Scotland by her best friend Piper who is in a bit of a stick wicket. And by ‘sticky wicket’ I mean Piper inherited a super old Scottish castle and a boat load of money from a dead relative. But there’s a catch, the catch being a time traveling warrior. Think Encino Man in a kilt. The book is more than a romance; it’s also a paranormal mystery that begs answers. Also, it’s part of a series.

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Intimate Deception by Laura London

Lady Grace has 99 problems, all of them being that she was born a woman in Victorian England. Her father sells her into marriage with a gross creeper, but Grace sees a way to stop the wedding; some good, old fashioned, virginity loosing. So, she hooks up with a fancy brothel and fakes being a courtesan so she can ruin herself. Duke Vincent is a brothel-loving guy, being too afraid to remarry and have children due to his late wife’s death in childbirth. But, wouldn’t you know it, he knocks up Lady Grace. Their identities are still a mystery to one another, but they become crystal clear pretty fast. There’s some added drama and some dastardly plots added in to the mix to make this book a satisfying read.

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His Majesty, the Prince of Toads by Delle Jacobs

Look at this cover, the bosoms are practically heaving off the screen right now. Always a good sign for a romance. So, Lucas gets trashed and accidentally slips into bed with Sophia, a young maid who shrieks upon waking (wouldn’t you?) and the pair are forced to marry in order to cover up the scandal of it all. Lucas, believing Sophia has tricked him into her bed, goes off to war for 6 years, leaving his wife to live alone. When he finally does come back, Sophia has grown into a beautiful woman who wants none of the roguish military captain. Did I mention that Lucas’s estate has fallen into disarray due to his brother? Well, Sophia has the cash to save it; not that she’s interested. There are some well develop characters in here and a bit of a different twist to the usual Regency romance we’re all used to.

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The MacKinnon’s Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby

Page is an English lady despised by her father and treated terribly. Iain MacKinnon is a Highland Laird who is widowed when his wife killers herself upon the birth of their son. His child, Malcom, becomes his focus in life and when Page’s father kidnaps Malcom, Iain snatches Page up for ransom. But her father doesn’t care what happens to the girl, something Iain keeps from Page to save her heart. Iain is easy to fall in love with, Malcom is sweet, and Page is strong, even though she doesn’t seem like it in the beginning. This book is funny, heart wrenching, and the first in a tidy series called Highland Brides.

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Finding Fraser by KC Dyer

Personally, this book is calling my name, right now, and I’m literally dying to read it. It’s about a girl who loves Jamie Fraser, and Outlander, so much that she leaves everything behind to search for her own Scottish hero. I have to know, does she find her man? Does she find herself? Or does she fall through a time hole and end up in 18th century Scotland with kilted gentleman riding shirtless through the hills? Pick up a copy and read with me! I’ll be posting my review next week so we can talk about it.

Read about Kelsey’s historical and contemporary romances here and Sarah’s contemporary romance here!

‘The Braille Club Undone’ Cover Reveal

The Braille Club Undone is the third book in The Braille Club series, released on 31st July!

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Blurb:

The Braille Club fulfils desires and fantasies. It guarantees members—sensory overload.  Pleasure comes in many forms. Some playful and exciting, others…twisted by evil. Would you risk pain in exchange for pleasure?

Benedict and Sienna Harrison are left reeling…

Siena and Benedict—newlyweds and owners of the exclusive Braille Club—are determined more than ever to protect their family. “Knox,” their new home seems safe; but a presence lurks in the shadows. Watching, waiting. When the weak link is identified, their whole world will be blown apart.

Simon Lawrence will stop at nothing to satisfy his desires…

But his wife, Tess, has other plans. Tired of her husband’s infidelity, she resorts to desperate measures. However, Simon won’t let this new woman slip through his fingers. Distraught, Tess will stop at nothing to protect them and her secret. How far will she go to save her husband…from himself?

Virinder Bashir desires the freedom of the club…

Forced to marry Noor Chaudry, a beautiful, ruthless, and desperate woman, Virinder rejects their arranged marriage, seeing through her façade. During his sensual Braille lessons however, Noor becomes the center of his fantasies. After tragedy comes a blooming love, but not everyone wants them to live happily ever after.

A new client tempts Anna Dunbar down a dangerous, yet exciting path…
Manager of Harrison’s and the Braille Club, Guy Walker’s relationship with Anna Dunbar is failing.  Feeling neglected, Anna’s flirting ignites Guy’s determination to win her back. Their mutual development of a new Braille Club Zone reawakens their dark desires, but will these desires unite…or destroy them?

Cords and ropes aren’t the only strings being pulled at the Braille Club. Danger lurks beneath deadly desires and obsessive fantasies… Will you indulge your desires and enter the Braille Club once again?

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The Braille Undone: Coming 31st July!

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