A Celtic Romance Novel (Warriors of Eriu)

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Jeoffrey has had enough of women. When his intended wife Clarice ran off with his cousin, he was left to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart. Now years later, after fighting a long war and finally earning a new start to life, all he wants is a little farm and his solitude. But when the one woman he never expected or wanted, to ever see again suddenly shows up battered and carrying a small child in her arms, Jeoffrey has no choice but to take her into his home. But as soon as Clarice is healed, Jeoffrey is determined to be rid of them both. Forever.

Faced with a forced marriage to an abusive man, Clarice flees to save her and her son’s lives. When she finally arrives at a new village, desperate for help, Jeoffrey is the last man she ever thought to find there. Injuries have left her helpless and reliant upon Jeoffrey’s goodwill. If only he did not despise her. Clarice never expected to see Jeoffrey again and, though her heart never forgot him, he wishes to forget her.

All Jeoffrey wants is his freedom. All Clarice wants is a second chance. Will Clarice’s sudden arrival unravel all of Jeoffrey’s carefully laid plans for a life of solitude? Or will she turn out to be his only salvation?

Heat Index:  Sex that steams the windows with some description.

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A 5-Part Mail Order Bride series along with the BONUS widow-themed collection, "Widows Head West."

Beauty is as beauty does – and all of these spunky young women know it! In each of these sweet, clean, historical mail-order bride stories you will get the opportunity to follow five charming young women as they overcome hardship and learn to live up their names.

From aspiring actresses to runaway brides to secret pregnancies, there is no end to the obstacles and trials these young women must face.

Will these young women find the strength to overcome the tragedy and hardship life has thrown their way and become true brides of virtue?

Book 1 - Mercy Jade
Book 2 - Hope James
Book 3 - Grace Stone
Book 4 - Charity Hill
Book 5 - Faith Clyde

Biography:  Christian Michael is a publisher who focuses on bringing only clean romances to his readers. He loves to create mail order bride, western, historical and Christian romance stories. Sign up for his mailing list to receive access to free clean romances every week: Sign Up Here

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Viking Warriors

A battle for power and passion

A skilled archer with the heart of a warrior, Gwendolyn of Alvey has proved herself capable of defending her homeland. But the threat of invasion and her father’s deathbed wish force her to do the unthinkable: wed Vidar, leader of the enemy.

Duty to form an alliance between two powerful clans binds Vidar to Gwendolyn, but desire tempts him to distraction. Her nature is to dominate, but he’s determined to seduce her into submission on the battlefield—and in the bedchamber.

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Reviews:RT Book Reviews wrote:

"...a classic battle-of-wills romance reminiscent of Johanna Lindsey's medievals; it's a bit rough, and simmering with sexual tension...the strong-willed characters, well-drawn backdrop and traditional plotline are appealing and will entice readers familiar with the series and those craving a fun and tantalizing game of seduction and surrender."


The Danby Brothers

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The spy who sought refuge… 

When injured spy Sir Roger Danby comes asking for shelter at her inn, Lucy Carew is wary. He may be strikingly handsome, but the disgraced single mother has learned the hard way with men like him. Against her better judgment, she gives him refuge.

Sir Roger has never been at the mercy of a woman before, and he's never met one as mysterious and bewitching as Lucy. He hasn't come looking for redemption, but Lucy is a woman who could reach in and touch his closely guarded heart.

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Reviews:Emma on Night Owl Reviews wrote:

"The romance is slow to build but that makes it all the more believable."


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Refusing to marry her mother's choice of suitor, Lady Ophelia is banished to the Highlands of Scotland. In her ancestral home of Castle Kintochlochie, she soon finds herself attracted to the wildly unsuitable Hamish! A weekend party brings the arrival of a host of eccentric characters, including glamorous coquette Felicité, who has her own designs on the ruggedly attractive estate manager. Can Ophelia avoid the dangerous attentions of French aristocrat playboy, the Comte de Montefiore, and claim Hamish for her own, alongside her rightful place in managing Castle Kintochlochie?

A 1920s romance, with a dash of wicked humour, for fans of Rhys Bowen, Stella Gibbons and Nancy Mitford.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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A Ladies of Disgrace Series

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ISBN: 978-0997299588
Pages: 254

As a young woman of twenty-one, Grace did not think it unusual to marry a man of forty. Although she wed a kind and respectful individual, something remained absent from their relationship. Before she could fully understand her growing despondency and restless emotions, England declared war on Germany. Like a jigsaw puzzle turned upside down, the pieces of Grace’s life scatter in different directions. When her husband leaves for France to fight for king and country, Grace is left behind to face years of loneliness, temptation, and loss. After the declaration of peace, the picture puzzle of her life is reassembled but paints a vastly different scene than it did before.

Second in a series of "Ladies of Disgrace" - Every Era Has Its Fallen Women

 

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Reviews:Readers' Favorite on Readers' Favorite wrote:

5 Stars - "Ms. Hopkins has a very direct way of writing, the story is told without fanfare but with plenty of details. It's easy to fall into this story, to feel as though you are there, experiencing everything that happens, every emotion..."


The Gentrys of Paradise Book 2

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1869 – Matthew Gentry joined the Confederate Army at eighteen years of age after an argument with his father, leaving Paradise, his Virginia home and famed horse breeding stables, for the fields of Gettysburg. Having survived the War Between the States, Gentry is haunted by the violence and inhumanity of the war. He continues to roam the country long after the conflict is over, finding solace in the arms of soiled doves and at the bottom of whiskey bottles. Finally traveling home after learning of a family tragedy, he nearly loses his life in a spring-flooded riverbed.

Annie Campbell, lone survivor of her family, lives at a remote farm near the North River, raising pigs and trying to grow enough to feed herself, and to stay out of the crosshairs of the Thurmans, violent men who run the town of Bridgewater. Annie’s secrets threaten her safety, even as she rescues and nurses Matthew Gentry.

Matthew knows he must return to Paradise, to grieve with his family. Will his heart lead him back to Bridgewater and Annie Campbell?  (Heat Index: Sex that steams the windows.)

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Kremlins Book 1

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In a historical era where danger hides in plain sight and no one aspires to more than what they were born to, Inga must find the courage to break the oppressive chains she’s been bound with since birth.

As a maid in the infamous Kremlin, life in 16th-century Russia is bleak and treacherous. That is, until Taras arrives. Convinced that his mother’s death when he was a boy was no mere accident, he returned from England to discover what really happened. While there, he gains favor from the Tsar later known as Ivan the Terrible, the most brutal and notorious ruler ever to sit upon the throne of Russia. Ivan allows him to take a servant, and to save Inga from a brutal boyar intent on raping her, Taras requests Inga to stay in his chambers.

Up against the social confines of medieval Russia, the shadowy conspiracies that cloak their history, and the sexual politics of the Russian Imperial court, Inga and Taras must discover their past, plan for their future, and survive the brutality that permeates life within the four walls that tower over them all, or they may end up like so many citizens of ancient Russia: nothing but flesh and bone mortar for the stones of the Kremlin wall.

Experience the opening installment of this sweeping, historical romance epic.

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Baltimore, 1849. Under a shadow of scandal, the young Irish Brianna Baird flees her home at Fells Point. She has little cash, and no worthwhile occupation, for what use is a seamstress’s talents in the raucous, bawdy city of New Orleans? Without family support, her only chance of survival is offered by brothel madam Nancy DeSalle and the dashing but questionable gambler, Edward Spina, who falls in love with her. In a desperate alliance with these two members of society’s underbelly, Brianna embarks on a journey through the Vieux Carré’s debauched and glittering world. With the aid of her freedwoman Emma, she learns the ways of the Voodoo Queen.

After gaining freedom for Emma’s enslaved husband and son, Brianna and Edward flee with them to San Francisco. There she becomes one of the most sought-after madams in the gold rush parlor house trade. At last will Brianna become the mistress of her own destiny? Inspired by a true story.

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Reviews:Kirkus Reviews wrote:

"A debut historical novel that chronicles the struggles, loves, and joys of an exceptional madam in 19th-century America. Grossenbacher's book, the first in a planned series, dramatizes the early life and busy career of a woman named Brianna Baird. Raised in Baltimore in the decades before the Civil War, Brianna dreams of one day growing up to own a seamstress shop and marry a sweet man of virtue. But her plans unravel after she meets young Spenser Brown, a sweet-talking violinist who leaves her pregnant and betrays the promises he made.... Alone and knowing little of the world, she travels to New Orleans and finds work at the notorious parlor house of Madam DeSalle. There, she earns her keep first as a seamstress and later as the exclusive courtesan of gambler Edward Spina.... "Grossenbacher's prose is both graceful and inventive. She absorbingly limns the various cities Brianna inhabits, from New Orleans and its 'web of Creole cottages, chaotic marketplaces, and secretive balconies, simmering outside her window, ' to the rowdy atmosphere of frontier-era San Francisco. The occasional marvelous metaphor will surprise readers, as when 'the truth hit Brianna like a badly aimed bowling pin.' "This isn't just a novel for lovers of history's more prurient corners; it's for everyone who likes well-deployed language and intense stories. A seamier side of American history, engagingly told through one woman's unexpected adventures." --Kirkus Reviews, A Recommended Review


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1793: Having escaped the Reign of Terror, Emilie Maigny took refuge in England, trying to come to grips with the life and loss she left behind. When her brother, Sinjon, returns, a terrifying evil swoops down upon her. Nightmares plague her now, providing strange clues ... but to what?

Scottish-born Linton Morrison spent his entire life in luxury, whiling away the hours in intense study of the tarot and the cards' hidden meanings, but until he met the lovely Emilie Maigny, he would never have guessed how important his study might be--to his life and Emilie's survival when terrible evil strikes.

A Cypher is all Emilie needs, but what is it? Is Linton the key? He may charm her heart--and he may be her only salvation.
Keywords: French Revolution, Gothic Romance, tarot, historical romance, 18th century Europe, Reign of Terror, fantasy romance, Family Saga, scandal, suspense.

Heat Index:  Kisses, hugs, and there is some gothic (think Frankenstein) elements to the book.

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Reviews:Patty G. Henderson, Award-Winning Author, Publisher & Artist wrote:

"A Gothic tale you won't soon forget! LADY OF THE TAROT is much more than just a Gothic. Revezzo has added a terrifying mix, creating a tale that grabs you from page one, skillfully weaving a nightmarish finish where love and tarot cards are the only things left standing...Add this one to your permanent library. You'll want to read it again."


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Brutally torn between duty and his heart, Henri Du Cormier never expected to be completely enraptured with Adrienne Beaumont, the sister of his betrothed. As the new owner of St. Esprit, Henri knows he must work his way into a tight-knit society, and spurning his fiancée will do the complete opposite. However, there are hidden secrets, black magic, and voodoo entwined like poisonous vines into the Louisiana plantation. Will Henri end up cursing himself in life and love?

Adrienne Beaumont is anything but ordinary in a world of demure, Southern belles. Desiring little more than to be rid of a vengeful older sister, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the mysterious Henri Du Cormier. As their lives grow increasingly entangled, will Adrienne give in to the burgeoning attraction, or will fate play another card?

Heat Index:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

 

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Reviews:Jack Magnus on Readers' Favorite wrote:

Osborne's plot is lively, sensual, and dark by turns, and her descriptions of the two estates and the culture of the time and place are first rate. I had a grand time reading this book. There are marvelous characters to fall in love with, and an evil antagonist who becomes positively fearsome at times. Bitter Bonds is most highly recommended.


Harwell Heirs

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In Victorian London of 1879, a new device for the treatment of hysteria has just arrived from France. Dr. Julius Christopher plans to use the invention for his own salacious scheme. Can Dr. Nicholas Ramsay prevent his beloved, the innocent debutante Helena Phillips, from being the next patient?

The Doctor and The Debutante
Nicholas Ramsay, renouncing his aristocratic heritage and dark past, has chosen a career as a doctor. He arrives in London ready to embark upon his practice and find a suitable wife. Helena Phillips, born into scandal and disgrace, is making her London debut. To atone for the circumstances of her birth, she must find a titled husband—no less than an earl will do.

A Dangerous Passion
Nicholas and Helena’s chance encounter during the Season leads to a dangerous attraction—and forbidden explorations. A taste of passion leaves Helena longing for more, and her lovesick wretchedness is confused for hysteria, a mysterious ailment afflicting many Victorian women.

A Devious Scheme
Dr. Julius Christopher’s new electro-mechanical vibrating machine for the treatment of hysteria is the perfect device to test his radical theory of female sexuality. To fully explore his hypothesis, he requires a virgin and seeks to ensnare Helena for his experiment.

Can He Save Her?
Nicholas is determined to rescue Helena from the clutches of Dr. Christopher. But to prove he is worthy of Helena’s hand, Nicholas must reconcile with his past, embrace his future, and show her pleasure is more profound when coupled with love.

Heat Index: Sex with graphic description short of erotica.

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A sweet clean and wholesome Regency romance.

Aubrey St. Clare, Viscount Lovell, fled to the Continent when confronted with stories about the woman he loved. He has now returned to find out that what he was told were lies.

Lady Lucilla Blount was abandoned five years earlier. Now Aubrey has returned, but will Lucy confront him to find out why he left or will she abandon him this time.

Does she dare trust her heart once again? Will they have a second chance at love?

HEAT INDEX: Sex behind closed doors left for the imagination.

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He expected to be the topic of scandalous gossip.

Banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury, Lucas Dempsey vowed never to set foot on English soil again. But when his brother inherits the viscountcy and pleads for his return, the opportunity to show his contempt and loathing for the Society who turned its back on him proves to be far too enticing to resist.

He did not expect an intriguing lady to barge into his home desperate to save his wicked soul.

When the dishonourable Lucas Dempsey steps into the ballroom after a four-year absence, Helena Ecclestone is quick to label the gentleman a murderous rogue. That is until she stumbles upon a secret conversation and feels a moral obligation to see justice done. But while the ladies swoon over his handsome countenance, Helena is determined to look beyond such superficial features, intrigued to discover the true character of the gentleman he hides beneath his arrogant façade.

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  • Regency historical romance novel.
  • This novel contains descriptive love scenes.
  • Complete 'standalone' novel (no cliffhangers)
  • 70,000 words
  • Heat Index: Sex that steams the windows with some description
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The year is 1897. Inevitability comes calling to the Washington, D. C. home of Sir Ian Hargrove, his wife, Elsbeth, and their daughter, Arielle, in this debut historical romance novel by Maryland writer, Sharon Allen Gilder. Life’s ambiguities and long-held secrets converge to embrace the power of the individual and test the resilience of relationships.

A long-buried indiscretion melded with misplaced devotions threatens the stability of the Hargrove family and tests the strength of their bond. One woman, Alexandra Whitaker, is hell-bent on sabotaging their foundation as the tumultuous mix of passion, obsession, love, and loss forge her resolve.

Discoveries from across the ocean led by shopkeeper and detective, Morgan Pennybacker accompanied by her assistant, Agnes Fielding, and parakeet, Peepers, portend to unhinge everything the family patriarch has worked so diligently to protect. The compassion and wisdom of a dowager confidante and her handsome nephew, William Clay, bring stability to the vicarious parameters established by death as one woman’s passing brings new hope, love, and transformation to the residents near and within Emma Willard’s estate, Chestnut Heights.

From Wales, to England, to the U.S. capital, The Rose Beyond is a fragrant reminder of the tenacity of the human spirit and the power of love.

Heat Index: Passionate Kissing

Sequel - Beyond the Rose - Available in Paperback - $17.99

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Set in 1890 Victorian England, Dark Persuasion tells a romantic story of regret, restitution, forgiveness, and redemption. It is a triangle of deceit and love fueled by emotions of selfish pursuit, guilt, and surrender among three people who are prisoners of their past.

Patrick Rochester wins Charlotte Gray's hand in marriage, but he is haunted by grief and guilt. When his blind wife finally loves and completely trusts him, the revelation of his identity threatens to destroy their life together. In the end, Charlotte learns that love can be blind for everyone - even her.

Heat Index:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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Reviews:on Night Owl Romance:

"The characterization is powerful, haunting, poignant and angst-filled. This is a fantastic read that will stay with you." Rare Top Pick 5 Star

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Award-winning finalist in the Fiction: Romance category 2012.