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Coming Soon! Weekend Reads With Michelle Jean Marie


It's all about the pitch~

When a Stoic earl quite unceremoniously meets a quirky and unpredictable young woman, he isn't quite sure what to make of her. Is she just what he needs in a match, despite his protests otherwise?


Arriving on September 12, 2018



Blurb~

A Man Shattered
Marcus Clayton, Earl of Norbourne, has it all – power, wealth, respect, the freedom of bachelorhood, a woman’s companionship, an infant son. Then in the space of seconds, his world is shattered and a life is lost. Blaming himself for the family tragedy, Marcus Aurelius Clayton adopts the Stoic credo as his new way of life and vows to never again allow a woman to rule his passions.

A Woman Shamed
Miss Christel Fitzwilliam is the daughter of a Waterloo veteran. Her needs are many, her wants few. Her father dotes on her, and her mother despises her because of it. When Christel’s father dies under suspicious circumstances, shame overshadows the family. Christel’s mother blames her for the scandal, and over the years, the scathing words wear down Christel’s resolve, until she too, questions whether she is deserving of a husband.

A Goal Shared
When Christel learns of her mother’s plan to trap Marcus into an unwanted marriage with her younger sister, Christel vows to save the earl from their scheme. Marcus appreciates her concern, but having renounced all passion, is confident he can defeat the plan on his own. A determined and passionate Christel convinces him otherwise and sets out to help him.

But in trying to save the earl, does she put her own reputation at risk, along with her heart?


TEMPTING PASSION is due out September 12, 2018. Meanwhile, if you want a sneak peek at the hero, Marcus Clayton, pick up a copy of TEMPTING FATE (A May 2017 release from SoulMate Publishing), the prequel to TEMPTING PASSION. 


About Michelle~
     First and foremost, I am a writer. And as any writer would understand, while I exist in the real
world, my mind is often preoccupied with the imaginary world. I like to believe I have achieved a comfortable balance between the two, but what writer hasn’t questioned their sanity at one time or another?
    My passion is Victorian England, which is the setting for my novels, as well as the theme for my Internet business, Literary Liaisons. I started writing over 25 years ago, and with a few bumps along the way, finally signed my first contract with Soul Mate Publishing in November, 2016. That first book was TEMPTING FATE, the prequel to TEMPTING PASSION. There are many more novels in the works, and I’m excited to be back in the writing world. Many of them, including TEMPTING FATE, have won or finaled in RWA sponsored contests, including the Golden Heart. TEMPTING FATE also won the 2018 EPIC eBook Award in the Historical Romance Category.
     In my professional world, I am the owner of a Professional Organizing business, Prima by Design, Inc.. It was with utter amazement that I learned one day that I could make a living doing something that comes naturally to me–organizing closets and rooms. The favorite part of my organizing business is helping other writers. I maintain web sites, help schedule blog tours and provide virtual assistant services. Like to learn more? Visit http://www.virtual-liaisons.com.
     I am a member of Romance Writers of America, Chicago-North RWA, International Virtual Assistants Association, National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, NAPO Chicago, and Business Network International.
     For fun, I take long walks, read, and enjoy sudoku puzzles.  And being the Sagittarian I am, I love to travel.  My favorite destination? England, of course!
     In my personal world, I have two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Lisa, two step-children, Samantha and Tommy, and my husband, Steve. Also in our household are three loyal (and crazy) dogs - Raven, a bloodhound/lab mix we adopted eleven years ago, Belde, our pure-bred bloodhound and Juno, our Akita rescue. She would have ended up in a puppy mill were it not for the efforts of the Midwest Akita Rescue Society. Dog rescue is another passion of mine, and I do volunteer work for MARS whenever time permits.
     We live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Years of harsh winters and humid summers have made us yearn for a milder climate for retirement.  We hope to move to a farm so we can raise our own food, and rescue Akitas and mastiffs.

Connect with Michelle~

Weekend Reads with Cari Davis!

It's All About The Pitch!

Thrown together by necessity, united by love.





Blurb~
Penniless and estranged from her wealthy family in New Orleans, Widow Doña Melissa Bertrand de Cabrillo must barter her way from California to Louisiana in order to save her niece, even if it means posing as the wife of a perfect stranger.

Gold miner and banker Sebastian Henderson needs to find a wife soon . . . or at least a woman willing to play the role. Doña Melissa provides the perfect solution, but sharing a cabin with the tempting southern belle proves more challenging than their bargain—and more dangerous—after a passenger aboard their steamship is murdered. Melissa is convinced the death is connected to her family’s events in New Orleans.

Thrown together by necessity, united by love, Melissa and Sebastian must unravel a murderous scheme threatening to tear them apart.


 

About Cari~
Author of historical romantic suspense, Cari Davis creates tales of love, crime, and adventure in 19th century America. Always the storyteller, she’s thrilled to now be sharing the joy of her imaginative literary creations with others.

As a child, Cari’s idea of fun Saturdays involved spending hours at the local library, researching historical tidbits and escaping into the endless worlds of fiction. She especially enjoys the suspense of thrillers/crime fiction, but is a sucker for being swept away by historical romance and the promise of true love.

Originally from Southern California, Cari now resides with her husband in the beautiful state of Washington, furiously working on her next novel, Tarnished Copper - Forged Hearts Series Book Two.


 

Connect with Cari~

 

New Release! Highland Honor by Madelyn Hill

I am so excited to announce my new release~

Highland Honor
Book 3 in the Wild Thistle Trilogy




Lady Honor MacAllister can heal everything but a broken heart . . .

Lady Honor does not believe in marriage. Her father’s death broke her mother’s spirit and took her from her daughters emotionally well before her own death. When Honor is attacked in the forest, she keeps the event to herself, lest her lairds search for the man and strike him down. As a healer, she’ll do anything it takes not to cause harm. Rumors of attacks in the Highlands forces the lairds to increase guards and security measures. When Bryce Calder is assigned to protect Lady Honor, she fights the burgeoning attraction for the man, knowing she’ll never risk her heart to love.

Warrior Bryce Calder trusts no woman. Women only strive to better themselves through cunning, as his father warned throughout his childhood. When he is asked to escort Lady Honor while she gathers healing herbs, he is vexed. Training the men and protecting the clan are his duties, not following the sharped-tongued lass about the wood. With each passing day, Bryce becomes enchanted by Lady Honor, despite his father’s words, but his unworthiness halts any proclamation of his desire.

An unlikely partnership develops during the frequent trips to the forest and work in the apothecary. The walls each has erected to protect their hearts and their future crumbles. Until a stranger arrives at the keep. Lady Honor’s secret is threatened to be revealed putting in jeopardy the growing romance between the ardent healer and the reluctant warrior-suitor. 

What others are saying about Madelyn Hill's novels ~


“Irresistible heroes, strong heroines, and the call of the pipes across the heather—anyone who loves Highland historicals must read Madelyn Hill’s romances!” Best Selling Author Willa Blair

“The plot flows unfettered and steady, delighting the senses and leaving one sighing with pure pleasure when all is said and done.” HIGHLAND FAITH InD'tale Magazine

“The stories don't feel like shorter novellas; both stories are well developed with interesting and likable characters and the author does a great job having the reader connect with the characters. If you are looking for a nice historical romance for this holiday season, this Highlander would be a great choice.” CHRISTMAS IN THE HIGHLANDS 5 STARS Uncaged Book Reviews

“Madelyn Hill wrote a wonderful romance book. The plot was not like one I've ever read before which was pleasing to me. Thumbs up for originality. I was thoroughly intrigued to keep reading to find out how it was going to end for everyone involved. The pace was a steady rhythm without any hiccups.” HIGHLAND HOPE 5 Stars – Long and Short Reviews

Books 1 & 2 of the Wild Thistle Trilogy 


Her clan was her everything-until he walked in . . .
 

 
 

Lady Faith longed for adventure. Be careful what you wish for . . .