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Friday, May 24, 2024

UNCOVERING THE LORD by Lexi Post has released at only 99¢

 

UNCOVERING THE LORD

(Courting a Curious Lady: Book 1)

by Lexi Post

is now out and only 99¢!

She turned him down once. Dare he risk his heart again?

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On the eve of her trip to the Dragon Caves in Mallorca, Spain, Lady Elsbeth Rawley of Astor discovers that her classmates at The Belinda School for Curious Ladies will be pulled from school unless one of them marries by the end of the season. Heartsick this could happen, she promises she will marry for their benefit. Unfortunately, she has no prospects which means she will have to cut her trip short and return to England quickly to find a suitor. So while digging among the stalagmites, the last thing she expects to find is Lord Theodore Mabry, the heir to the Earl of Lansdowne, and the man whose proposal she rejected last season.


For the last year and a half, Teddy has buried his heartbreak over Lady Elsbeth in willing women on the Continent. But his happy-go-lucky ways were halted when one of those women gave him a baby girl before dying of illness just weeks later. Now, ready to go home with his daughter, he needs a “dragon tooth” for the wet nurse who refuses to travel aboard a ship unless she has one to wish upon for safe passage. Coming face to face with Lady Elsbeth is not in his plan, and while at first, it appears it will be a fortunate event, he soon discovers she is not who he thought she was as he is forced to take the same ship headed for England.


Now in each other’s daily company, Teddy finds he did not bury his love for Elsbeth deep enough. But he can’t ask for her hand in marriage. He has no wish to be rejected again. So he enjoys their time together as temporary, until hope rears its ugly head. Unfortunately, not all is as it seems and despite his defenses, he must decide if loving Lady Elsbeth is worth the destruction of his heart.

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About Lexi:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. Whether it’s sizzling cowboys, dashing dukes, hot immortals, or hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you’ll never see her without a hat.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

First Kiss Train Wreck by Michelle Pennington

 Rian has a problem with first kisses, so first dates are her specialty because there's never a second date.

She works at Booms and Nibbles and flips houses with her best friend, Troy. You wouldn't think she has time for dates, but they are always around the corner.

The new marketing man immediately finds her attractive and asks for a date.

                                         

Troy to the rescue.  Riana accepts the offer of a lesson on first kisses.  Friends can do this, right?  With a blush from Troy, the lesson begins.  Rian isn't nervous this time, so that must be why it is the best kiss ever experienced from her point of view.  

She's ready for the next first date.  Granted, more lessons may be in order.

Does this make it two men on her roster, the new marketing guy and Troy?  Maybe she should narrow the field down and pick the new and exciting or the known and dependable amongst other attributes.

She has a work relationship with both, both handsome, both desirable...  What will she do?

Romantic comedy can always lift your spirits and leave a good feeling in your heart.

Happy reading,

Dawn

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

New Contract

 


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
So, I have fabulous news to share! I have finished writing Wife By Surprise, the third and final book in the Wives of Bravado County series. Now all that’s left to do is start my first-round edits, send it to my beta readers and make their corrections. I’m so looking forward to that process. I really enjoyed this story! It was a lot of fun to write.
Even bigger news! I have signed a three-book contract with Oliver Heber Books and I’m so stoked! After six years of writing, writing, writing, submitting, submitting, submitting, I have found a new publishing home! Whooo-hooo! This is cause for celebration! Here's the announcement.

As of this moment, I don’t know the exact publishing date for The Maverick and Miss Miller, but I would imagine it would be sometime later this year and I’m already working on The Marshall and Mrs. Morgan, the second book in the series. I love this part of the process…starting a new story, developing my characters, figuring out my plot points even though I know my characters will do whatever they want.  
I can’t tell you how excited I am! Also a little nervous, which is to be expected I think. I’ve never signed a contract for more than one book and now I have one for three! Oh my gosh! Happy days, indeed!
And being that that is the case, I should get back to writing.  
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar

A fabulous contemporary/historical romance!  As an auctioneer in New York, NY, Emsley Wilson's life is on auction.  Her grandmother, Violet, passes after a "free bird" life in painting and social connections.  

Emsley inherits Violet's New York brownstone and a blue box with an old painting and a pile of yellowed letters.  The initial intention is to sell the home along with saving her auction business, ditching one of the partners who wants to ditch her, and meeting the real estate attorney Violet suggested.

Can we add a little more to Emsley's to-do list?  Of course.  


Bram Dekker, attorney, meets with Emsley to help her with legalities.  He wears a wedding ring, so Emsley doesn't understand his interest in her.  He's gorgeous, kind, and respectful, but he has a ring on.  

In between cleaning the house, and everything else. Emsley takes a minute to transport us back in time through the old letters in the box.  The letters are written about Johanna Bongor-van Gogh. 

The story is rich in contemporary and historical romance along with such an interesting background of Vincent van Gogh.  I may have to pick up his biography to see how close the information is.  It also exemplifies the fight women take up to be recognized.  

I hope, if you pick up any of the books I review, this is one of them!

Happy reading,

Dawn



 




Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Home from Texas

 


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
        I am home from Texas and my son’s wedding. It was beautiful and came off without a hitch, if we’re not counting the sudden chill in the air and the rain, which came down in buckets —thankfully, it was not an outdoor wedding, but it did make maneuvering through the puddles without getting wet a little difficult. The summer dress I wore was little protection from that cold wind. The bride was beautiful and maybe I’m a little prejudiced there, but I don’t think so…love that woman, even if she isn’t my daughter now! And my son…well, this was the happiest I’ve ever seen him! That does something to a mother’s heart. I’m so happy for them.
        Did I cry? Well, not full out ugly sobs, but yes, I cried. It was very emotional! Have you ever witnessed something that was so ‘right’, that it touched you deeply? That’s what happened. When they looked at each other, the love between them was palpable, like you could hold it in your hand. I love that!
        The DH had a fabulous time, too. He was so proud to escort his future daughter-in-law down the aisle and he looked so handsome doing so. Despite his health issues, he danced up a storm at the reception. Did he pay for that later? Yes. Yes, he did. Actually, we both did and now, we’re both sick with lovely colds that have us coughing and sneezing up a storm!
        It’s all good, though! I wouldn’t have missed any of it for anything!
        Coming back to the day job was not easy (Oh! So much to catch up on!) but coming back for the writing was easy! Missed writing every day, but seriously, there was no time while I was away!
        And that’s about all for me…still catching up on laundry and so forth…
        Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

Marie

Friday, April 26, 2024

UNCOVERING THE LORD by Lexi Post preorder only 99¢!

UNCOVERING THE LORD
(Courting a Curious Lady: Book 1)
is up for preorder! Only 99¢.

She turned him down once. Will he risk his heart again?

On the eve of her trip to the Dragon Caves in Mallorca, Spain, Lady Elsbeth Rawley of Astor discovers that her classmates at The Belinda School for Curious Ladies will be pulled from school unless one of them marries by the end of the season. Heartsick this could happen, she promises she will marry for their benefit. Unfortunately, she has no prospects which means she will have to cut her trip short and return to England quickly to find a suitor. So while digging among the stalagmites, the last thing she expects to find is Lord Theodore Mabry, the heir to the Earl of Lansdowne, and the man whose proposal she rejected last season.

For the last year and a half, Teddy has buried his heartbreak over Lady Elsbeth in willing women on the Continent. But his happy-go-lucky ways were halted when one of those women gave him a baby girl before dying of illness just weeks later. Now, ready to go home with his daughter, he needs a “dragon tooth” for the wet nurse who refuses to travel aboard a ship unless she has one to wish upon for safe passage. Coming face to face with Lady Elsbeth is not in his plan, and while at first, it appears it will be a fortunate event, he soon discovers she is not who he thought she was as he is forced to take the same ship headed for England.

Now in each other’s daily company, Teddy finds he did not bury his love for Elsbeth deep enough. But he can’t ask for her hand in marriage. He has no wish to be rejected again. So he enjoys their time together as temporary, until hope rears its ugly head. Unfortunately, not all is as it seems and despite his defenses, he must decide if loving Lady Elsbeth is worth the destruction of his heart.

Buy links:

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon CA | Amazon DE


About Lexi:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. Whether it’s sizzling cowboys, dashing dukes, hot immortals, or hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you’ll never see her without a hat.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Love Like Dandelion Roots by Katie Nelson

Moving back to your small hometown can be a bit nerve racking.  It's great to revisit your youthful memories, but the questions of "What brings you back?" can get annoying and embarrassing.

 Melissa, Mel, returns to Aspen Hill, Minnesota and its two stop light intersections.  To be around her mother and father is a treat, and amazingly, a job as a grade school teacher falls in her lap.  Not too bad of a start.


When her father falls ill, Mel jumps to help at the gas station he owns of which she had worked during high school.

 It is unavoidable in a small town to not bump into her former flame, Trey.  He was more than a fling.  He had pulled her out of her shyness and had created a relationship she had thought was promising.  That ended as fast as it started.

Now, Trey's son is in her classroom and Trey is in the gas station.

There may be a lot of explaining to do, so is it worth the time and understanding?  That's how love works.  Patience, time, getting to know one another, and an undeniable heart flutter does so much!

Happy reading,

Dawn