The Lady’s Guide to Deception and Desire

Studborne Abbey, Dorset, 1883


Does something wicked lurk within the ancient walls of the abbey?

Rosamund must uncover the truth, and only one person can help her: the annoyingly principled Benedict!

This book is exceptional! Madness, desire and love make up the best of this scenario.
How can Rosamund and Benedict find their way to love?
Emmanuelle de Maupassant writes an amazing story.
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Love is the one thing she can’t fake.

Disowned by her oil tycoon father, debutante Rosamund Burnell is in a fix.
With limited funds, and a long way from Texas, the answer seems obvious.
Pretend she’s still a wealthy catch, to ensnare an eligible English bachelor.

Meeting the Duke of Studborne, it seems her prayers have been answered.
The silver fox is in need of an heir, and soon seems besotted.

The only spanner in the works?
Her growing attraction to the duke’s very proper, very honourable and very penniless nephew, Benedict.

Rosamund tells herself she needs to think with her head, not her heart!
But the Duke’s motives for courting her are not what they seem, and Rosamund is caught in a trap.

Are the mysterious disappearances at Studborne Abbey mere coincidence?
Or does something wicked lurk within the ancient monastic walls?
Rosamund must uncover the truth, and only one person in the abbey can help her.
The annoyingly principled Benedict!Heat level : passionate

Bloodborn Book Tour & Giveaway

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Bloodborn Series Book 1

by Sydney Winward

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Adam Degore’s personal need to find a cure for vampirism drives him to ensnare a vampire, but the creature he captures is Dracula’s daughter. Worse yet, he’s drawn to her—a monster he’s vowed to kill.
Despite her father’s wishes, Willow chooses to live among humans instead of the vampire conclave where she would be safe. She wants a life filled with more than shadows. Being captured by a human, not to mention falling in love with one, is not part of her plan.
With vampires and blood hunters closing in on their chosen prey, Adam and Willow need to trust one another. But will that trust come in time for them to survive and find a future together?
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SydneyWinwardAuthorPhoto_288x400Sydney Winward was born with an artistic brain and a love of discovery for new talents. From drawing to sewing to music, she has loved to explore every opportunity that comes her way. At a young age, Sydney discovered her love of writing and wrote her first book at twelve years old, and since then, she hasn’t been able to stop writing. Her active imagination and artistic mind take her away to different worlds and time periods, making every new story a fantastic adventure. When she is not writing (or fawning over animals in the neighborhood) she spends time with her husband and children at home in Utah.

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Love’s Deception Book Tour & Giveaway

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For someone who wasn’t the “dating kind,” he had certainly done a
bang-up job of wooing me. Dating, marriage … the whole nine yards.
I’d fallen hard. I couldn’t help it. Nolan Corrington was
gorgeous, charming, sweet, and he loved me with a passion I’d never
felt before. It was inevitable on my end.
He tried to fight his love for me. I was the first girl he ever let in
because he’d vowed never to love. He didn’t want the fallout a
heartbreak would create. But he said dating me, marrying me, loving
me … the whole nine yards was inevitable for him too.
With a love like that, there could be no room for heartbreak, right?
Well, see … that’s the thing about loving someone so hard. You don’t
always share everything about yourself, at least not until it’s too
late … until the person is so deep inside you that you hope they
want to leave. That’s what I like to call love’s deception.
And that’s what Nolan counted on.
What could go wrong? Oh, only everything … only the one thing he feared
in the first place …
heartbreak. Too bad it wasn’t just a matter of walking away
… it was more, a lot more.
It was life, death, and everything in between.
It was love, and it was deception.
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She’s been writing since she was a child, from poems to short
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2014, and it hit the Amazon top 100 list in Contemporary Romance
Fiction several times. Naturally, she loves to read! She also loves
spending time with her hubby and their new baby girl, as well as her
immediate family (in-laws included!). She speaks Russian fluently,
and it might come with the territory, but she loves watching hockey.
Go Kings! DC is really thankful for all the support she receives from
her family, friends and most of all her readers and fans. She hopes
you enjoy her books as much as she enjoys writing them.

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Private Messages Book Tour & Giveaway

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Private Messages

by Connie Lafortune

Genre: Romantic Suspense

For so long, my very existence teetered on the brink of death
That’s what happens when you lose the other piece of your heart
I can’t sleep, write or work
Until, I meet him
The one who won’t let me fade back into the darkness
Now, I’m feeling things that I shouldn’t
But the man is determined to breathe me back to life
And, it’s been so long since I took a breath
I’ve been called a cold heartless bastard one too many times
However, I didn’t get to where I am by not taking chances
I’m the successful owner of Club Syn
And then I meet her
I’m torn between my mysterious caller and the raging storm
Now, I’m feeling things I’ve never felt before
One is untouchable, the other continues to push me away
And, it’s been so long since I’ve been inspired

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Bionic Passion

Bionic Evolution Series Book 1

by LC Owen

Genre: SciFi Romance

Avery King is the most eligible bachelor in District M. His brilliant scientific discovery using stem cells and bionic technology has revolutionized the new world with state-of-the-art human robot hybrids, cleverly referred to as bionic humanoids. The bionic humanoids have taken all the jobs, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. Even though Avery is set for life financially, his biggest regret is creating a technology that ruined human lives. As the political heat is turned up the districts, the heat the bedroom is twice as nice. Everything changes for Avery when he meets a unique bionic at The Bionic Dolls brothel downtown. When Avery finds that he cannot get over his fascination for a bionic humanoid named Amelia, he will stop at nothing to save her from a life of servitude as a common robot sex worker. Will Avery be able to save Amelia, or will the goons at the bionic research facility get to her first? This sizzling series will have you at the edge of your seat wanting more. Dive into a post-apocalyptic future where the lines between what it is to be a human or a simple program, are more blurred than ever!
This a steamy sci-fi robot romance with adult situations and sexuality. 18+

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Bionic Evolution Series Book 3

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Bionic Dreams

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Bionic Evolution Series Book 5

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Bionic Ecstasy

Bionic Evolution Series Book 6

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Second Chances

by Larry Yoke

Genre: Romance Fiction

Second Chances is an adult fiction romance novel: Hunter O’Conner has a rough childhood, so it’s not surprising when he turns down the wrong path. Growing up with an abusive father, we can’t help but feel sorry for him and wish, as he does, that “Mr. Wilson was his father” instead. He’s not, but this father figure helps teach Hunter some lessons which will ultimately help him turn his life around when he gets a proverbial “second chance.” It is a captivating story that teaches us it’s never too late to change and do the right thing.

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He has been writing short stories and poems since a child. Now his writing entertains and contains current social messages taken from the pages of today’s headlines. His poetry and books have won national awards in 2018, 2019 and his writings have seen their way into several anthologies. He has proven his mettle as an established author worthy of reading. His books are found at online book stores and his social media and author sites.

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Always Book 1

by Lexxie Couper

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Life’s great — it’s the terminal degenerative disease that sucks.
Maci is young, smart and about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. It looks like she has the world at her feet, but appearances can be deceiving. Because Maci is not like other college girls. She already knows her future is written and there’s no happy ending in sight.
For Raphael, life is all upside. He’s on the fast track to success and nothing can stop him—except his unexpected love for a girl who’s convinced she’ll hold him back.
When Maci and Raphael are drawn irresistibly together, they’ll both have to redefine everything they thought they knew about life, love and happy ever after.
“One of the BEST New Adult Coming of Age romance books I’ve read…funny, heartwarming and sexy”~ Five Stars, Slick Reads
***The Always series is a 3-book series about love, life, laughter and hope. Originally released under the pen-name Cherie M Hudson, the Always series is Lexxie Couper unlike you’ve read before.***

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Hearts of the Highlands Book 4

by Paula Quinn

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This is Elias’ story. Elias is Nicholas’ son from HEART OF STONE.

It takes place when the Black Death first hit England.

Lives are changed and tears are shed, but oh, Elias!

What a hero!

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Elias MacPherson, a warrior suffering the consequences of war falls in love with the compassionate heart and warm smiles of a lass who is a healing balm for his troubled soul. But she is a lass he can never have.

Lily Bennett is a forbidden woman who will not budge in her loyalty, though her heart is being swept away by the handsome Highlander who has come to save her world and make her laugh again.

The Black Death, a force like nothing the earth has ever known, will bring them together and make them face their greatest fears.

Will they find themselves in the light that the other shines in the darkness? Or will an enemy, even more resilient than the plague, destroy them both?


A Faerie Tale Series 

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A Faerie Tale: The Enchanted

(A Faerie Tale Series Book 1)

Paula Quinn (Author) , Genevra Thorne (Author)



51nyQwBfBgL._PJku-sticker-v7,TopRight,0,-50._SY300_Prince Gabriel of Rhyddon is the reluctant heir to the faerie kingdom of Eilithia. It’s said that there is nothing more beautiful than Eilithia and the Tylwyth Teg faeries that live there. Gabriel would disagree. Since being enchanted by the seductive temptress Aneira, a powerful witch who spoke his name four years ago, he has not seen the beauty in anything. Imprisoned by indifference and oblivious to any power but Aneira’s corrupting passion, Prince Gabriel’s mind may no longer be his own, but he will never give her his heart. That was taken from him long ago, and only glimmers of that joyous pledge keep him sane.

Somewhere across the earthly realm of Wales, Taryn of Hamilhawk dreams of a magical forest with music in its trees and a man who holds her heart in his hands. But she’s afraid of magic and, looking out her lonely tower window, prays each night to forget him. She has no idea that soon she will be his wife and that she will somehow save both him and herself from a force that threatens their future. She would never imagine that her path to passionate love will be filled with faeries, a talking tree, and a shape-changing king… and best it not be revealed until Taryn is free to bring her own magnificence and resilience to bear.

All she knows is that he calls out to her in her dreams. “Save me, Taryn.”

And her heart, no matter how she tries to deny it, must answer.

A Faerie Tale: The Beloved

(A Faerie Tale Series Book 2)

Paula Quinn (Author)



51WI8wP+RlL._PJku-sticker-v7,TopRight,0,-50._SY300_Lord Ashton of Aethyria is enticement, seduction, temptation–born with the power to strip even the most modest woman of her gown, her will, and her virtue. With the glamour of being born a half Daoine Sidhe faerie comes the sad fate that once a woman has gazed into Ash’s eyes, she forever loses the ability to see anything other than his ravishing beauty, and can certainly never glimpse into his soul. Ashton’s allure is so raw and enchanting, in fact, that he has exiled himself from even the human side of his family, lest his own aunts be tempted by him, and lives a life of solitude and fleeting passions. But he is part human as well, and it is his human blood that makes him long for a magic no faerie spell can equal. It is his deep desire for true love that leads him to keep his magnificent face hidden from the woman who captures his heart.

Eden is certain her nightly visitor is as disfigured as she, since he keeps his visage shrouded in shadow when he comes to her room. Scarred by fire, she believes herself ugly until Ashton’s tender kisses and gentle touch begin to teach her that true beauty comes from within. It’s an important lesson, since Ash knows that soon he must reveal himself to her. He prays that she can look beyond his unearthly beauty and see the heart of a man.

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The Senses of Love Series Book Tour & Giveaway

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The Sound of Love

Senses of Love Book 1

by Kyle Shoop

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Words than can’t be spoken can still be sung.
Sometimes the most beautiful relationships between two individuals blossom from moments of tragedy.
Charlotte and John grew up as young orphans in the secluded outskirts of a rural town. Each day, they’d sneak out to the nearby forest to escape the cold grasp of the orphanage’s tyrant-ruler, by creating an imaginary kingdom together. However, their worlds, and the safety that came from their friendship, were suddenly ripped apart when they got caught.
Years later, Charlotte conquered the marketing world in downtown Portland. Having gained normalcy in her life since her days in the orphanage, Charlotte never expected her world to be turned upside down by John abruptly being thrust back into her life.
However, the years since the orphanage had not at all been kind to John, leaving him unable to open up to Charlotte about the details. So, she reignites John’s love for playing music, finding that his songwriting is the only way to help him express what he otherwise has difficulty saying. But in doing so, the reunited couple discovers that John’s love for music may not have been the only fire waiting to be rekindled.
Would what began as two children playing in the woods in the heart of tragedy blossom into long-awaited, and much desired, love?

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The Sight of Love

Senses of Love Book 2

Does love at first sight exist when love is blind?
Ethan was born to paint. His pursuit of beauty and meaning through art was the only thing his heart desired above all else. Until he met Rose.
It was love at first sight. A love which was as inspiring and captivating as the delicate life which radiated from a fresh rose. Her sight intoxicating. Her personality angelic. Her love instantaneous and unselfish.
But was that love enough to last a lifetime? Art often requires sacrifice. But Ethan’s life wasn’t just full of sacrifice for his passion, it would become marked with significant loss. An unforeseeable loss beyond his control and undercutting all which he sought in life.
Each moment of life is just a brush stroke in a larger painting. Would the love between Ethan and Rose be just the first brush stroke, or instead the reason to keep painting?
Experience the second book in the compelling “Senses of Love” series.

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Kyle is also the author of the Acea Bishop Trilogy, which is an action-packed fantasy series. All books in that series are now available, with Acea and the Animal Kingdom being the first book.
At a young age, Kyle was recognized for his storytelling by being awarded the first-place Gold Key award for fiction writing in Washington State. After spending several years volunteering in his wife’s elementary classrooms, he was inspired to write the Acea Bishop Trilogy. He is now motivated to finish his the new romance series. In addition to writing novels, Kyle is also a practicing attorney.
Kyle and is wife and two children are currently living in Utah.

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A Duke Is Never Enough


The Spitfire Society Book 2

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A Duke Is Never Enough CoverFrom the USA Today bestselling author of The Untouchables series comes your next Regency obsession: The Spitfire Society… Meet the smart, independent women who’ve decided they don’t need Society’s rules, their families’ expectations, or, most importantly, a husband. But just because they don’t need a man doesn’t mean they might not want one.

Notorious rake Marcus Raleigh, Marquess of Ripley, is gracing the gossip pages for a new reason: the rumors he may have murdered his swindling cousin. His quest for answers regarding his cousin’s death leads him to an incomparable self-declared spinster, and he is—for the first time—beguiled beyond reason. Neither is what the other wants, and yet their intense mutual infatuation is inescapable.

After abandoning her philandering betrothed at the altar, Phoebe Lennox fled from London only to return an heiress who refuses to follow the ton’s rules. She won’t risk a relationship of any kind—until she meets the scandalous Marquess of Ripley. Swept into his seductive embrace, her resolve falters in the face of a pleasure she never anticipated. But when the truth about Marcus and the murder come to light, Phoebe could lose everything she holds dear, including a love for all time.

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After failing on the Marriage Mart, Jane Pemberton has two choices: submit to her A Duke Will Never Do Coverparents’ edict to marry their boring neighbor or become a self-declared spinster and take up residence in the official headquarters of the Spitfire Society. It’s really no choice at all, and Jane is eager to embrace her newfound independence. She soon finds an unconscious viscount on her doorstep and nurses him back to health. When he offers to compensate her, she requests payment in the form of private instruction of a scandalous and intimate kind.

Having spiraled into a self-destructive abyss following the murder of his parents, Anthony, Viscount Colton, physically recovers under the care of an alluring spitfire. But it is her charm and flirtatiousness that soothes his soul and arouses his desire–until an extortion scheme forces him to face the sins of his past. Now, to save the woman who’s given him everything he lost and more, he’ll have to pay the ultimate price: his heart.


Never Have I Ever With a Duke

(The Spitfire Society #1)

by Darcy Burke 

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From the USA Today bestselling author of The Untouchables series comes your next Regency obsession: The Spitfire Society…

Meet the smart, independent women who’ve decided they don’t need Society’s rules, their families’ expectations, or, most importantly, a husband. But just because they don’t need a man doesn’t mean they might not want one…

Graham Kinsley is shocked when he inherits a debt-ridden dukedom, and now he has just one month to repay a loan. He needs an heiress—or find a way to recoup the former duke’s losses. When he meets the alluring Arabella, he’s entranced. Unfortunately, she’s as bankrupt as he is, but if they work together they may be able to recover their fortunes. Though if they keep stealing kisses, they may lose their hearts instead.

Arabella Stoke can’t afford an attraction to the penniless duke who has vowed to help rescue her family from financial devastation. She needs to find a wealthy husband before her father succumbs to the stress of losing everything. However, as Graham brings them closer to finding the swindler who stole their money, the war between what they want and what they need may ruin them both.

My Thoughts:

I liked this first book in this new series and it’s characters. Graham and Arabella are perfect for each other. She wants to save her family and he wants to save the penniless Dukedom he has inherited. Their personalities just mesh!

We first met Graham as the secretary of the Earl of St. Ives in the final book of the Untouchables Series. Arabella is a new character and a virtual unknown except that she does have friends who were introduced to us in that same series.

I was perplexed as to why Graham refused to ask his long time friends for the help he needs. Arabella, however has no such connections except the ladies she knows in the Spitfire Society.
Could their friends have helped them if they asked? I guess we will never know because both of them were too proud and determined to make their own way.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization. I received a complimentary copy of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.