Saturday, 11 October 2014

Review: An American Duchess by Sharon Page @ReadSharonPage

Set on a crumbling English manor estate during the height of the Roaring Twenties, an American duchess must decide how much she's willing to risk for the life she truly desires… 

It's 1922, and New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father's will to marry before she can access his fortune, Zoe arranges for a brief marriage to Sebastian Hazelton, whose aristocratic British family sorely needs a benefactor. 

Once in England, her foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce proves more complicated than Zoe had anticipated. Nigel Hazelton, Duke of Langford and Sebastian's older brother, is as austere and imposing as the family's ancestral estate. Still reeling from the Great War, Nigel is now staging a one-man battle against a rapidly changing world—and the outspoken Zoe represents everything he's fighting against. 

When circumstances compel Zoe to marry Nigel rather than Sebastian, their heated quarrelling begets passion of another sort. But with Nigel unwilling to change with the times, will Zoe be forced to choose between her husband and her dreams?

Review by Mazzy Boss Lady

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is normally not my genre of choice, but I'm open to try anything.

Overall I did find it to be a good read.

The way it was written was good, it was fast paced and easy to follow. The characters were very likable and I loved the banter between the main two.

I would really recommend this to readers who love historical romance as you will find it a very good read.

**** I received an arc in exchange for an honest review****

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Sharon PageNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Page sold her first book, an erotic romance novel A GENTLEMAN SEDUCED, in 2004. Since then, she has published more than 20 novels and novellas, both traditionally through NY publishers (Kensington, Random House, Harlequin), and on her own through self-publishing.
Sharon writes:
Historical romantic women’s fiction (AN AMERICAN DUCHESS)
Erotic historical romance (SINDEEPLY IN YOU)
Erotic paranormal romance (BLOOD RED,BLOOD CURSE)
Sensual historical romance (THE CLUBENGAGED IN SIN)
New adult contemporary erotic romance (The Yardley College Chronicles series).
Sharon’s books have won many awards including two RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Awards, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Award of Romance, and the Golden Quill. Sharon was nominated by RT Book Reviews in 2013 for Career Achievement in Erotic Romance.
She graduated with a degree in Industrial Design (School of Engineering) and worked for years in the structural engineering field. Married, with two children, Sharon now writes almost full time.
Here’s a little of her story and why she writes so many genres:
I’m also a mother of two young children and wife of a terrifically supportive husband. Advised to get a ‘real job’, I studied product design at university, worked for many years in structural engineering, but I always dreamed of a career as an author. Now, I’m happy to say I get to write most days while still working part time in research and development management. And all those years in technical fields gave me a great perspective for writing from the male point of view.
My writing influences are varied. Mysteries were my first obsession. As a child, I devoured the Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew mystery series, and I was addicted to Agatha Christie. In my high school years, I discovered the novels hidden at the back of my parents’ bookshelves. After reading books like ‘Fear of Flying’ and ‘Blue Skies, No Candy’, I decided to write literary erotic stories (despite a certain lack of experience at that point). In pursuit of my dream, I penned some hot coming-of-age books, pounding them out on a clunky manual typewriter with a faded ribbon. But I never actually finished a book.
Finding Romance Writers of America, and my local RWA chapter, was the turning point for me. I’d highly recommend finding a chapter if you are an aspiring romance author. Not only did I learn about the business and craft of writing, I met great writers who have become dear friends. And I became determined to finish a book and sell.
Since I love creating sexy, wicked men who love pleasuring women, I gravitated to writing Regency set historical romances. Deciding to heat up these stories from sensual to erotic, I wrote A GENTLEMAN SEDUCED, which sold to Ellora’s Cave and was my first published novel. But my new identity as an erotic romance author was a carefully guarded secret—I wasn’t quite ready to tell my parents and mother-in-law.
Signing with Kensington’s Aphrodisia line was a whirlwind—my editor emailed two days after receiving my proposal. I had just come out of the hospital with my one-year-old son (it was a febrile seizure and my eternal thanks go to the paramedics and the hospital emergency team, who made sure my little guy ended up fit and well). My “call” ended up being on my answering message. Within one month, I sold 5 single titles and 1 novella to Kensington. At that point I couldn’t keep my secret from my family any longer. Since then I’ve published many books of erotic regency romance, and am launching a new series this year with Kensington: the Wicked Dukes. Book 1, DEEPLY IN YOU, is a June 24, 2014 release.
2014 marks my first foray into a genre I call historical romantic women’s fiction, with AN AMERICAN DUCHESS (to be published by Harlequin’s HQN line), set in England and the US in the 1920s.
AN AMERICAN DUCHESS developed when I became addicted to Downton Abbey. Since I first read the Great Gatsby in high school (years before it was assigned), I’ve been in love with the 1920s. I’ve read everything from Agatha Christie’s 1920s mysteries, to P.G. Wodehouse, to Gatsby, and through my background in product design, I’ve been long hooked on the fashion and design of that period. Women get the vote, start wearing the brassiere (patented in 1914), drive cars and fly airplanes!
I decided to write a romance set in the 20s. I created an American aviatrix heroine, who marries a staid but gorgeous English duke. The novel grew and expanded as I realized how much I wanted to touch on the changes in society and women’s lives during that period. Lots of research went in. I had the perfect excuse to read books on WW1; famous characters such as Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, heiress Consuela Vanderbilt; and books on the real “Downton Abbey”. Not to mention cocktail menus and cookbooks. Look for AN AMERICAN DUCHESS, Sept. 30, 2014!
As you can see, I am delighted to be writing romance, where I can share the power of love and intimacy with readers.


Hidden Sins by Karice Bolton
(Luke Fletcher Series #1)
Publication date: June 10th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Luke Fletcher asks himself one simple question. Is she worth dying for?
His answer is yes.
When Hannah Walker rolls into her new town on fumes, she doesn’t expect her past to catch up to her so quickly. But the moment her card is declined for a lousy cup of coffee, she realizes nowhere is safe, and her life on the run has just gotten more complex.
Luke Fletcher has made it his mission in life to protect. When he meets Hannah Walker, she makes it clear that his services aren’t needed and neither is he, but there’s something in her eyes that tells another story. Once he begins investigating the woman with many names, he realizes one thing is clear. Whoever, she’s running from won’t stop until she’s dead.
Determined to gain Hannah’s trust and break down her walls, Luke begins to share his own history, but where that leads could cost them more than their hearts as the sins of others threatens to destroy them both.

Review by Mazzy Boss Lady

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

****I received an arc in exchange for an honest review *****

Karice has written yet another fantastic read. This is a fresh new story and a fantastic read.

The story line is a fantastic one and the characters are so lovable.

A well written book and I strongly recommend this to read.

Karice received an MFA in Creative Writing from the U of W. She has written fifteen novels and has several exciting projects in the works. Karice lives with her husband and two English Bulldogs in rainy Washington.

Books currently available:
Luke Fletcher Series: Hidden Sins (Book 1), Buried Sins (Book 2) – coming soon
Beyond Love Series: Beyond Control (Book 1) Beyond Doubt (Book 2) Beyond Reason (Book 3) Beyond Intent (Book 4) Beyond Chance, Beyond Promise, and Beyond the Mistletoe coming soon
Afterworld Series: RecruitZ (Book 1) AlibiZ (Book 2) – October 2014
The Witch Avenue Series: Lonely Souls (Book 1), Altered Souls (Book 2), Released Souls (Book 3) Shattered Souls (Book 4)
The Watchers Trilogy: Awakening (Book 1), Legions (Book 2), Cataclysm (Book 3), Taken Novella (Watchers Prequel)
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Darkness Descended…

After tragedy claimed love as its victim, Declan and Aria struggle to move forward alone. They each have endured hurt and devastation inflicted and influenced by circumstance.

Rebuilding Slowly…

Aria’s inner strength is brought to the surface as she regains control of both her emotions and her body, but Declan’s supremacy over her heart is a consequence as a result of loving him so completely.

Blatant Trivialization…

As thoughts of Aria continue to haunt him, Declan attempts to minimize their effect on him using whatever means possible, no matter the effect on himself or its impact on his relationships.

An Agenda of Evil…

Revenge reigns supreme in Marisol’s agenda. Her satisfaction is found in the bitterness she cultivates as she grows in her contempt for Aria and her manipulations of Declan. Will she be successful in total annihilation of two people who have already suffered the crushing weight that sorrow and guilt can deliver?

Join Declan Sinclair and Aria Cole in “Selective/Memory”, Book Two in “The Depth of Emotion” series and witness the conclusion of their story. They will attempt to restructure their individual worlds, but fate continues to intervene by bringing them into the atmosphere of each other. Are they willing to bear love again? Will their emotions sustain the depths that their relationship exposed? Will their feelings for each other be strong enough to sustain a love that will last a lifetime?

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DD Lorenzo challenges her readers through her “Depth of Emotions” series. Her novels reach deep into the heart of readers and challenges them through the emotions of her characters.

DD currently resides in Maryland, “The Land of Pleasant Living”. She met “MM”, the love of her life, in high school. Together, they have an eclectic, crazy and amazing family. When she isn't writing, she is rooting for the Baltimore Ravens or the Baltimore Orioles. Her favorite pastimes include long lunches with good friends, and spending time with the people in her life. Riding in her husband's classic Mustang to the Eastern Shore is a particular favorite!

"Positive/Negativity" lays the groundwork for the series, and is the first in the "Depth of Emotion" books. It is the only one with a cliffhanger (she promises!) and concludes with Book two, “Selective/Memory”. She has planned five books for the series. Books three, four and five are individual stories of characters introduced in Book one.
DD is currently writing "Here/Now", Carter's story, which is Book 3 in the series, planned for release 2014. The remaining two books, “Same/Difference” and “Beauty is a Bitch” are planned for 2015.

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Release Blitz: Tangled Roots by Rebekkah Ford @RebekkahFord

Release Blitz: Tangled Roots by Rebekkah Ford


After eighteen-year-old Carrie Jacobson discovers she was a witch in a previous life, she seeks to reawaken the past part of her soul. With the help of an eccentric enchantress and a boy who is more than he seems, Carrie succeeds and is spellbound by the memories of her life in the 1600s. She reverts to her bewitching, more volatile form and sets out to break a curse she cast long ago. If she succeeds, she’ll unleash a powerful force, the likes of which has not been witnessed in centuries.

Carrie’s boyfriend Jack (A.K.A. Tree) cannot help feeling unease about the changes he sees in the woman he loves. When Carrie’s past clashes with the present and dark magic intoxicates her once again, Tree must take drastic matters into his own hands and attempt to save Carrie from herself.

With Tree’s help, will Carrie be able to resist the allure of her new powers? Or will she plunge into the deep end and give into them?


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Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents’ Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator's League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO’s. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. At one point in her life, she thought she wanted to be a journalist, and although she enjoyed writing articles, she quickly discovered her real passion was writing fiction. Her fascination with the paranormal is what led her to write the ‘Beyond the Eyes’ trilogy and soon to be released new adult urban fantasy, Tangled Roots. 

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Out of the Darkness
Broken Series Book 3






As they step out of the shadows of the storm Jaden and Chase finally see the light, or do they?

With Dory behind bars and Sandy dead, Jaden and Chase begin to rebuild their lives and find each other again.

With the discovery of the secrets Dory held on to for years, Jaden and Chase believe the nightmare is behind them and the family that once eluded them is now within reach.

However, Chase’s past is not finished with him.
The Bitch is back and her name is Samantha. She has heard of Chase’s engagement to the gutter trash of the Earth and vows that it will never take place.

With the help of Steven, Jaden’s ex. Samantha will plow through their lives and like Dory, murder is the plan.
Jaden and Chase soon see that they can’t trust anyone and everyone who knows them is not safe.
The beautiful wedding they had been planning may never happen and the family they longed for may end before it has begun.
Jaden will be sent back into the darkness, but this time it is not her own. Will Chase be too late to save Jaden? Can Jaden save Chase?


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Title: Just…Breathe Book 1 The Broken Series
Genre: Erotic Romance


The nightmares never stop. Love and happiness is just an illusion, a Fairy Tale. Men, all men, want one thing, sex and then they leave.
At least that’s how it is for Jaden Smith. She lost her father at the age of 9, the only man who truly loved her.  Her mother used and manipulated her while teaching her younger sister how to trap a man.
At the age of 20, she finally escaped. She started to believe in love and happiness again. Until her mother and sister took it all away, again. Jaden now believes she is broken and beyond repair. Yet, she prays that maybe, just maybe, one day… Just Breathe

Nightmares for Chase Daniels occurred during the day. Money hungry woman coming at him, all day every day. Love and happiness is just an illusion, a Fairy Tale.
Samantha broke him. She crushed his heart and world. He swore that he would never let any woman close enough to hurt him again. Yet, he prays that maybe, just maybe, one day… Just Breathe


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Title: The Heart Won’t Lie Book 2 The Broken Series
Genre: Erotic Romance


The storm is coming and it will not be stopped. Chase will see red and Jaden will be cast back into the darkness.
The past and secrets have been revealed. Jaden and Chase believe they are finally free to love. However, the past has different plans. 
When Jaden and Chase have a chance encounter with Jaden’s mom and sister their world is spun out of control.
Dory Smith has a plan and it involves destroying her oldest daughter, again. However, this time her plans involve murder.
Are Jaden and Chase strong enough to fight back and hold on to the one thing they so desperately want, need?
Will Dory win and finally have what she believes is hers?

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Angela Fattig spent most of her childhood reading any book she could find. That's when her passion of writing was born. When she was 10, she started writing short stories and poems and kept quite a collection.
In 1998, she met Paul and they have shared a life together for 15 years. In 1999, she introduced the world to her first born, Brandi, and again in 2000, Sarah.
Today, when she is not doing what she loves, writing, she spends time with her beautiful family and the addition of two dogs named Izzy and Herly.
Angela's inspirations have always been Stephen King, E L James, and Poe.







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