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Echo in the Wind


Donet Trilogy Book 2

by Regan Walker

$3.99 in Digital Format at:


Product Description:

“Regan Walker sweeps you away to a time and place you’ll NEVER want to leave!” ~ Danelle Harmon, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

England and France 1784

Cast out by his noble father for marrying the woman he loved, Jean Donet took to the sea, becoming a smuggler, delivering French brandy and tea to the south coast of England. When his young wife died, he nearly lost his sanity. In time, he became a pirate and then a privateer, vowing to never again risk his heart.

As Donet’s wealth grew, so grew his fame as a daring ship’s captain, the terror of the English Channel in the American War. When his father and older brother die in a carriage accident in France, Jean becomes the comte de Saintonge, a title he never wanted.

Lady Joanna West cares little for London Society, which considers her its darling. Marriage in the ton is either dull or disastrous. She wants no part of it. To help the poor in Sussex, she joins in their smuggling. Now she is the master of the beach, risking her reputation and her life. One night off the coast of Bognor, Joanna encounters the menacing captain of a smuggling ship, never realizing he is the mysterious comte de Saintonge.

Can Donet resist the English vixen who entices him as no other woman? Will Lady Joanna risk all for an uncertain chance at love in the arms of the dashing Jean Donet?

My Thoughts:

This tale is one that is filled with well researched historical details. So much detail became overwhelming in this readers opinion.
I like history and enjoy a vague inclusion of it in historical romance stories but too much tends to bore me. I found parts of this book just that, boring.
Fortunately it is not all like that. I stayed interested enough to continue reading in spite of the segments that bogged down.
The differences in age, the obvious physical attraction and strife between our hero and heroine make for a romantic story which can be read as a standalone title although it is book number two of this series.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5 flames.
The attraction between our main characters is palpable and a essential element in this story.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author/publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

About The Author:

1449016679Regan Walker is an award-winning, #1 Amazon bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. She writes historically authentic novels with real historical figures along with her fictional characters. Among the awards she has won are the International Book Award for Romance Fiction, the San Diego Book Award for Best Historical Romance, the RONE Award for her medievals and the Illumination Award for The Refuge: An Inspirational Novel of Scotland.

You can sign up for her newsletter on her website and get the “Readers Extras” there, too. Regan loves to hear from her readers.

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The Donet Trilogy:

  1. To Tame the Wind
  2. Echo in the Wind
  3. A Fierce wind
Georgian Romances related to the Agents of the Crown and set in England and France




Released June 29th, 2017

Once Upon A Duke


Historical Romance Box Set

by Cassandra Michaels

Digital List Price: $2.99

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Experience Scandalous Nobility With 34000+ Words Of Scintillating Historical Romance! Now Includes A Free Surprise Bonus For The First 50 Readers!

This collection includes:

1493831124The Duke & The Beggar

Thrilling and Passion-Filled Historical Regency Romance with No Cliffhanger & Happily Ever After Ending.

Duke Cedric takes one last walk through the village before he forced to marry a woman he does not love.

Emma has fallen down on her luck, finding herself begging on the streets of her village to simply located a meal.

When Cedric hides Emma in the tunnels beneath the palace, he expects only to feed her and nurse her back to health. Yet he found so much more than what he bargained for.

Will he defy his own father’s kingdom and its rules, so that he may love Emma as he wishes to do?

1483059171Taken By The Scandalous Duke

This is a Standalone Regency Romance With A Happily Ever After Ending & No Cliffhanger

William Caldwell, Duke of Essex, had a bright future ahead of him. As right-hand man to the newly crowned King, William was moving up the ranks and gaining more and more influence at court.

In no time, he reasoned he would be helping the King with the most important matters of state and helping to shape the Kingdom’s foreign affairs.

But first, a simple enough job. While the King is away, he’s entrusted William to travel to Italy and bring home his future bride. William is, at first, annoyed at being assigned so trivial a task. That is until he meets the Princess.

The attraction is undeniable, and both keenly feel the struggle between duty and desire.

And then one day, they lose the battle.

The King, now back at court and anxious to get to know his future bride, suspects something is wrong and starts to ask questions.

Now, William and Bianca must use their wits to escape charges of treason the most unfortunate consequences that come with betraying your King.
2051408303Only Way To Tame A Rake

Contains HOT Historical Regency Scenes that don’t leave much to the imagination!
Gregory has a bad reputation. It’s a reputation that surpasses him and ensures that all respected daughters are kept locked up after dark.

He’s the town rake, and he’s actually kind of proud of it.

His father isn’t happy, though, having spent too long building up his reputation as the town’s banker to lose it over Gregory’s poor choices.

When Gregory finally steps over the line his father decides to take matters into his own hands. He arranges a marriage for his son with a girl, who has a reputation just like his, but Gregory is stubborn. It doesn’t matter that she’s perfect for him, because he won’t marry her on principle.

At least that’s what he thinks, until a day out riding changes everything. Gregory has already slept with another girl…..and the secret is right at the tip of someone’s tongue.

1312946290Two Dukes One Scandal

Steamy Duke Historical Romance That Leaves Very Little To The Imagination.

When Louisa’s mother died, so did her childhood.

Two years have passed since that tragic occasion, but Louisa hasn’t quite accepted the new role that she has been forced to play. When her father returns from one of his regular trips out of town, she is excited to spend some time in his company. However, when he comes with news of guests arriving the next day, her excitement is short lived.

It isn’t as bad as she expected, though…. until he starts to mention the idea of marriage.

He seems to think that one of the dukes coming to stay would make a good match for Louisa, and he expects Louisa to feel the same. He should know true feelings can hardly be forced.

That is…until she realizes she may have no choice. 

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Scandalous Duke Passions


Regency Romance Collection

by Cassandra Michaels

Digital List Price: $2.99

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Get 34,000+ Words Of Steamy Historical Passion With This New Collection with a Surprise BONUS Included!

This Collection Contains:

1654572The Rogue Duke

Sophia has always dreamt of a life of adventure, but living in a small town doesn’t provide you with much of that.

Since she was little, Sophia used to hide away in her father’s library and escape to exotic places that she believed could only exist between the pages of a book. When her father passed away, the library turned into her place to remember him and feel close to him.

Sophia’s mother has different ideas over what will make her daughter happy, though. She’s convinced that all it will take is the right man and the right wedding dress. So when some passing dukes visit town, Sophia’s mother makes it her priority to make sure they’re introduced.

Sophia isn’t impressed by her mother’s actions until she meets Edward. Edward is a dazzling duke with a dubious history and an offer that could change Sophia’s life forever.

799015071The Duke Of London’s Baby

Peter spent the last five years in the South of America and he loved it there.

He loved the eternal sunshine and warm weather that he experienced there, but all good things come to an end and he finds himself being sent back to London.

When Peter arrives in London he is sure that it will only be a short stint until he is relocated somewhere else, or at least that’s what he’s hoping. He joined the army to explore the world and find once in a lifetime experiences, not to sit around in a grungy inn during a cold and wet winter’s night.

Peter finds himself surprised, however, when a girl from the inn catches his eye. At first he is sure that he has never hated a girl more in his life, but when their paths keep crossing and he realizes that she stands for everything that he had ever believed in, he realizes that perhaps London might have more to offer than rainy days and frosty night.


This ebook contains mature themes and language. Intended for 18+ readers only.

713558481To Love The Prince Or Marry The Duke

Steamy Duke Historical Romance With No Cliffhanger.
Lucia thought that the worst thing that could ever happen to her was losing her mom. That was before her father remarried. Instead of growing up with a loving mother who believed in nature and beauty, she has been forced to live like an outcast in her own home.

One day when her father makes it clear that he wants her out, she makes herself a promise that she will find someone worthy of marrying. She’s in luck too, because a ball at the palace is due to happen soon, and she knows there will be plenty of men to meet.

On the night of the ball Lucia finds herself getting the attention of the prince himself, but when a devilishly handsome duke catches her eye and they connect, things get thrown into jeopardy. When the prince furthers his attempts to marry Lucia she feels the pressure, but what will she say, when she knows her heart belongs to another?


This ebook contains mature themes and language. Intended for 18+ readers only.

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Contains scintillating adult scenes and is intended for 18+ Readers Only!






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