Book Review of “Christmas Brides” by Suzanne Enoch, Alexandra Hawkins, Elizabeth Essex & Valerie Bowman

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I was disappointed in Suzanne Enoch’s “One Hot Scot” story, I have read her books in the past and really quite enjoyed them. I found that the plot did not revolve around  “Christmas,” which I had expected.  The story also seemed to drag on, and lack any Christmas feel.

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“Once Upon a Christmas Scandal”  by Alexandra Hawkins

Lady Ellen has the desire to marry,  that is, until her father, who is dying, has gone ahead without Lady Ellen’s permission and upped her dowry in hopes getting Lady Ellen married by Christmas. Lady Ellen is furious by her father’s decision to force her to get married to a man who only wants to marry her for the large dowry.

With everyone arriving for Christmas and staying at Lady Ellen’s families home, Lady Ellen must figure out how she is to avoid marriage. Marriage is going to be the least of Lady Ellen’s worries once a dashing stranger arrives at her families home and immediately sets Lady Ellen’s heart a race. This dashing stranger will  also inform her that she is in danger by a man who just happened to murder her sister, and could possibly be trying to do it again.

Lady Ellen is going to cause quite the scandal this Christmas, but first she must try and stay out of harms way. Will Lady Ellen be married by Christmas, or will harm come to the Netherley’s home just in time for Christmas?

Once again Alexandra Hawkins delivers up a novel full of suspense and romance wrapped into the perfect gift for Christmas.

4 Coffee Cups Out Of 5

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“The Scandal Before Christmas”  by Elizabeth Essex

Lieutenant Ian Worth has just been told that his brother, who is the current Duke of the family, has been severely injured and may not make it through to Christmas. Ian immediately realizes that he might have to step up and become the next Duke. Ian does not want to take on this responsibly. Ian’s father is a demanding man, and he always gets what he wants. Ian’s father has told him that he is to find a wife, and marry her by Christmas or there will be consequences.

Ian is in one heck of a predicament, he has to try and find a wife soon as possible so he does not have to deal with his controlling father. Ian also hopes that his brother will get better so he can resume being Duke. Ian comes up with an idea and asks one of the sailors on his boat, Mr. Lesley, if he would introduce him to one of his daughters. Mr. Lesley agrees, and  introduces Ian to his eldest daughter, Anne. When Ian meets Anne, Lesley is quite shocked with what he sees standing in front of him. She is one of the plainest looking women, wearing the ugliest brown dress he has ever seen! Ian also soon learns that Anne Lesley barely says anything at all, and starts to wonder if this was a big mistake.

Anne Lesley may be plain on the outside, by she is far from plain on the inside. Anne Lesley will show Ian Worth what its like to live and enjoy life, and learn to stand up to his father. Christmas is going to get very hot under the mistletoe this year for Ian Worth and Anne Lesley!

3 Cups Of Coffee Out Of 5

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“It Happened Under the Mistletoe” by Valerie Bowman

O liver Townsende, the Duke Of Markingham, is trying to avoid every single debutant at his close friends Christmas party, especially Lady Selina, who will stop at nothing to make Oliver her man. Oliver has had enough of this “cat and mouse game” and makes a run for it in an attempt to hide from all the unwanted attention and stalkers. Oliver decides to hide out in the silver polish closet, but soon realizes that he is not the only one running from stalkers like himself.

Miss Cerian  Blake has been invited to her cousins Christmas Party along with her mother, who hears that there is going to be a dashing duke at the party. Cerian’ mom is hoping the the Duke picks her daughter so she can tell all her friends that her daughter now has a title. Cerian Blake has no interest in marrying a man with a title or money, she would rather marry for true love. Little does Cerian  know that this dashing Duke is far from snobbish like all the other Dukes. This Duke is smart, charming and not to mention drop dead gorgeous, and who just happens to be trying to rid himself of stalkers and unwanted attention like poor Cerian. Cerian too is tired of all these single bachelors trying to vie for her attention.

Cerian Blake and Oliver Townsende both do want to be chased by the single people of the ton, and really want nothing to do with the upper ton. Cerian  and Oliver will unite and come up with a plan to act like they are an item to stop all the attention on themselves, but attention is just what they will get when a scandalous rumor will spread that these two are more then just an item. Sparks and mistletoe is in store for Miss Cerian Blake and O liver Townsende, the Duke Of Markingham, in “It Happened Under the Mistletoe” by Valerie Bowman.

4 Coffee Cups Out Of 5
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If you are looking for a great Christmas time romance novel to read by the fire then “Christmas Brides” is the book to read.

 

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Sneak Peak of “Revenant” by Larissa Ione

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HELL HATH NO FURY . . .

For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme-a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.

LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED

Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she’s the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there’s no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won’t find her . . .

- Title: “Revenant”
- Author: Larissa Ione
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Release Date: December 16, 2014

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(Coming Soon) Book Review of “Christmas Brides”

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One Hot Scot by Suzanne Enoch

Duncan Lenox lives surrounded by enemies, a MacLawry in a land of Campbells. But when an English beauty has nowhere else to turn, he feels obligated to help. Now that they must spend a night together in an abandoned cottage while a storm rages on, will their mutual passion save—or doom—them both?

Once Upon a Christmas Scandal by Alexandra Hawkins

Lady Ellen is outraged when she learns her dowry’s been increased by her dad, eager to draw every bachelor in England to her front door. So when Lord Swainsbury comes knocking, Ellen assumes he’s another dreadful fortune hunter. Little does she know that Swainsbury has completely fallen for her—body, heart, and soul…

The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex

Lieutenant Ian Worth needs a wife by Christmas. He has to find her, woo her, and wed her before he goes back to sea. Anne Lesley is a shy spinster with no prospects, so she accepts Ian’s hasty offer only for the security it will bring. But when a midwinter storm rolls in, things start to heat up between them…and they might just find true, honest-to-goodness love…

It Happened Under the Mistletoe by Valerie Bowman

Oliver Townsende intends to avoid the hordes of marriage-minded misses at a friend’s holiday party. When he meets Miss Cerian Blake, who’s dodging her own unwanted set of admirers, the two decide to join forces and fake an infatuation to keep their suitors at bay. But when mistletoe becomes involved, will their Christmastime prank turn into a love to last all seasons?

Book Review of “Solitary Fire” By Eve Lestrange

EbooksChristian Lafage is still learning the black arts, and is on her way to becoming a Master Sorceress. Christina almost did not have her chance be a Master Sorceress, until she was sentenced to death by hanging. If it was not for Lucien saving her life, she would not be here, and for that Christina surrendered her soul to him. Now that Christina has a second chance at life, she has now reconciled with her birth mother, Madame Duchamp.  Madame Duchamp knows Christina’s powers are developing very quickly, and she is on her way to becoming a Master Sorceress. Christina also has her lover Richard back, and everything is going well for Christina Lafage.

Madame Duchamp decides that Christina should work on her studies in the black arts, and thinks it would be a good idea if they traveled to Vienna. While in Vienna Christina starts to neglect her studies, and would rather attend social functions and partake in night life activities. Christina’s promise to her mother and Lucien is not being upheld, she promised she would focus on her studies and learn everything from her mother. Madame Duchamp is asked by a new client if she would like to accompany him back to his castle, where she and Christina would have endless nobles who would require their services. Madame Duchamp knows this is exactly what her daughter Christina needs to focus her back on her studies of becoming a Master Sorceress.

Christina’s journey to Hungary will changer her life in ways that she could never imagine. Christina’s relationship with her lover Richard will be tested, and Christina’s loyalty to Lucien will be more then she could ever hoped for. Christian will also realize that her power is even more powerful than even the best Sorceress, and that would be her mother, Madame Duchamp. Christina will also uncover a deep secret that Lucien and her mother have been keeping from her, but is Christina ready for the truth of what this secret entales?

I have been waiting to read the second book of Eve Lestrange’s novel to Widdershins. I loved this books, and was fascinated with Christina’s journey towards the left handed path. I was also quite shocked at what the secret that Lucien and Madame Duchamp were keeping from Christina. Eve Lestrange writes a spellbound novel of sorcery and occultism, that will ignite the pages of “Solitary Fire”. I look forward to reading book three of Eve Lestranges.

 

5 Coffee Cups Out Of 5

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Sneak Peek of “Dark Bites” by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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For years, fans have been clamoring for an all-in-one collection of #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s novellas. At their enthusiastic behest, we have delivered this brand-new short story collection, Dark Bites, including stories previously exclusive to Sherrilyn’s website, as well as an all-new, never-before seen Dark-Hunter story!

Sherrilyn Kenyon takes readers from the Dark-Hunters to the demigods, from Dream-Hunters to demons, and everything in between.  Dangerous and exciting,  each story is one thrill ride after the next, proving time and again how Sherrilyn has captivated millions of readers worldwide.  Now, readers are invited to go deep into Kenyon’s rich and imaginative world and experience the heart-racing moments that never stop coming!

- Title: “Dark Bites”
- Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
- Release Date: (November 25, 2014)

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Sneak Peek of “Sweet Revenge” by Lynsay Sands

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Highlander Galen MacDonald is on a mission of revenge: kidnap his enemy’s bride and make her his. But what he doesn’t count on is a clever, fiery lass wielding a blade. When he realizes Kyla is delirious with fever, Galen wastes no time in wedding her.

While Kyla is grateful for the Scottish laird who saved her from marrying a loathsome man, she is just as furious that Galen has claimed her for his bride. But when they share an unforgettable night of passion, will it lead to a marriage of the heart, or will an enemy tear them apart?

- Title: “Sweet Revenge”
- Author: Lynsay Sands
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Release Date: November 25, 2014
- Pages: 304

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