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Paranormal Romance for Review: Eve’s Amulet by Carole Avila

Mandy Ruhe finds a sacred amulet and is swept back in time to Texas 1845, where romance goes hand in hand with gunrunning. Mandy finds herself inside the body of ranch owner, Carmena Luebber, and assumes Carmena’s role. Caught in the lives of the people who work the ranch, and torn between two men in love with the woman she portrays, Mandy hopes that true love can triumph over time. Trapped in the past, she must return to her own life—before she messes up the future for everyone!

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Praise for EVE’S AMULET:

“Stunning book that ticks a lot of boxes.” ~ Sheereader, 5 stars

“Fascinating read.” ~ SJ Francis, 5 stars

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Historical Western Romance for Review: A Hard Candy Christmas by Hebby Roman

Abigail Kerr Sanford is a single mother struggling to raise her child. Sheriff Clint Graham is a man scarred by his background and family tragedies. Drawn into a bitter feud between ranchers and railroaders, Abigail and Clint work together to resolve the feud, learning to respect and trust each other. And as their feelings deepen, they recognize their love is the most special Christmas gift of all.

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“Sweet, lovely little romance.” ~ nightkat, 4 stars

“Lovely gentle read with good characters that are likeable…” ~ Sheereader, 5 stars

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Paranormal Historical Romance for Review: Highland Tides by Anna Markland

Charlotte Tremayne is an independent eighteenth century woman, a clandestine novelist, creator of a famous adventure hero. She has little sympathy for the defeated Jacobites who languish in her uncle’s cells after Culloden, but her interest is piqued by tales of a prisoner who claims to be from the fifteenth century. His far-fetched story might provide material for her next novel.

Braden Ogilvie drowns in 1436 and wakes up in a jail cell accused of Jacobite sympathies. He comes to realize he has been transported more than three hundred years into the future. Drawn to the woman who eventually believes his story, he must nevertheless return to his own time to establish the innocence of his sister accused of a crime she didn’t commit. If he leaves, will he ever find his way back to Charlotte?

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“Couldn’t put it down!” ~ jodietwhite, 4 stars

“Kept me guessing! Wonderful!” ~ catlover1984, 5 stars

“Well written story that draws you in with its plots and characters.” ~ jennred720, 4 stars

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Fantasy Romance for Review: Miss Landon and Aubranael by Charlotte E. English

Tilby, Lincolnshire, 1811. Miss Sophia Landon is the daughter of an impoverished clergyman. Her father’s health is failing fast, but who wants to marry a woman without birth, beauty or wealth? Her prospects are limited indeed – until her friendship with the town’s fae denizens earns her passage to the otherworldly realm of Aylfenhame. Could her fate truly lie beyond the shores of England?

There she meets Aubranael, a young man with a warm heart and a ruined face. In Sophy he sees the answer to his loneliness, but how can a disfigured Ayliri hope to win her heart? When a mysterious witch offers him the temporary gift of beauty, he eagerly accepts: and so begins an adventure that could change his life, and Sophy’s, forever.

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“Charming, Delightful, and Engaging.” ~ catlover1984, 5 stars

“Must read! Reading this book is like stepping into the pages of a fairy tale!” ~ Phoenix, 5 stars

“Delightful mix of historical and fantasy…worldbuilding is amazing…” ~ Ashia, 5 stars

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Historical Romance for Review: Pride of the Clan by Anna Markland

Catastrophe changes Margaret Ogilvie’s life when her three older brothers drown. She undertakes a perilous journey across the Scottish Highlands seeking the protection of the man she was betrothed to as a child; a nobleman she hasn’t seen for eight years. Shocked to discover his role in the assassination of a king has implicated her in his plot to take the throne, she finds herself in dire need of a champion.

Rheade Robertson is duty bound to aid his older brother, the clan chieftain, in his sworn quest to capture the assassins of King James Stewart. Protecting Margaret from persecution will mean defying his brother. Can he bring the murderers to justice and save an innocent woman from the executioner’s axe? Or will family rivalry and a vengeful queen destroy his hopes for a future with the courageous lass he loves?

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Praise for Pride of the Clan:

“The characters were well developed and very likable…The historical aspect was interesting and intriguing…I would recommend this story and the next.” ~ maria11

“Great Historical Read!” ~ jennred720

“An Exciting, Well-Written Story!! Page-turner!” ~ CrazyOnBooks

Answer Week 10 Second Question from Maggi Andersen and Get a Chance to Win!

Second question in Week 10 of the Weekly Contest:

In At The Earl’s Convenience by Maggi Andersen, why do the members of the ton cut Giles?

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Paranormal Romance for Review: Forever Mine by Monica Burns

For Fans of OUTLANDER and A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR…. “Forever Mine is the best time-travel romance I’ve ever read, rivaling Jude Deveraux for intensity and chemistry between the hero and heroine.” — Lucy Monroe, USAToday bestselling author

When a bomb explosion thrusts Victoria Ashton backward in time to 1897, she’s forced to impersonate the Countess of Guildford. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her counterpart’s infidelity, lies, and ill-tempered personality makes the task almost impossible. Worse, Victoria finds herself falling in love with a man who loathes her. Only when the earl learns to trust her does she realize her future lies in the past. But love always comes at a price, and she must make a painful sacrifice in order for them to be together.

Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford has been searching for his missing wife for three weeks. Rumors of him being guilty of murder make him unwilling to believe his wife’s latest in a multitude of lies. But the changes in Victoria continuously surprise him. Despite his best intentions, he finds the contempt he once felt for his wife turning into something deeper and stronger. But when danger threatens to separate them forever, he must forge a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.

“With Forever Mine, Monica Burns delivers another gorgeous and deeply emotional story with a smart, strong-willed heroine and a tortured and oh-so-sexy hero.” — Vanessa Kelly. Bestselling author of historical romance

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Praise for Forever Mine:

“Historical romance, time travel, suspense and smutty fluff in a great combo.” ~ fr_larsson

“A winner! Brilliant storyline…The story was by turns funny and frustrating, touching and romantic. And heartfelt.” ~ ashia

Western Romance for Review: The Well by Ginger Simpson

When Harlee Wagner goes to fetch cherished water from a drought-ridden land, she never expects to fall into the well. When her calls for help go unanswered, she can’t imagine why someone doesn’t respond, under a thirsty visitor in search of property becomes her saving grace and a willing guide to help find her missing family.

Logan’s allure makes it hard to keep Harlee’s mind on her search, and she’s certain, after meeting his mother, she’ll never fit into the family. Could she be wrong and will she unravel the puzzle about why she was left behind to die?

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Praise for The Well:

“A lot is packed into this short book, the story moves along well and the plot kept me interested.” ~ birdlady, 5 stars

Historical Romance for Review: Geared to the Past by Dana Bennett

Jones Whitman, Time Traveler, utilizing the Atomotron from Geared to the Present, has returned to China from the future with Darcy, the love of his life. Jones hopes that Master Wong Fei-hung will agree to marry them in spite of the fact they were born in two different centuries.

Circumstances beyond their control test the fortitude of their relationship as they take us on a journey that illuminates the mysticism of the monks of Foshan, China. In order to time travel back to the future, they must work together as a team, including the monks of Po-chi-lam, and a faithful friend from the future. Will they survive the challenge that could end a romance born across time and space? The past holds the key.

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Answer Week 7 Third Question from Dana Bennett and Get a Chance to Win!

Third question in Week 7 of the Weekly Contest:

In Geared to the Present by Dana Bennett, what is Jones Whitman’s new name upon graduation?

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