A Spy Unmasked – murder and mystery #historical #romance by @tinagabrielle

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A SPY UNMASKED

The mission did not go quite as Robert Ware–known in society as the new Earl of Kirkland–planned. A spy in the service of His Majesty, Robert is a “guest” at a masquerade party as he retrieves vital information for a murder investigation. Until he’s quite unexpectedly interrupted by an exquisite, masked woman with glittering green eyes. And a pistol she has cocked and aimed right at him…

 

Lady Sophia Merrill has defiantly taken up justice’s shining sword, determined to expose the brigand who murdered her eccentric but brilliant father, and stole his latest invention. Now she must masquerade as Robert’s betrothed in order to infiltrate the Inventor’s Society and find the killer. But the undeniable potent attraction between them not only imperils the investigation, but Sophia’s reputation… and both of their lives.

 

MY REVIEW -

A Spy Unmasked has all of the elements historical romance readers have come to expect, plus a bit of suspense that spices the story nicely. First there’s, a hunky hero. Robert is hunky, smart, and sexy, and even manages to come off as a bit of rake at first – yet another historical romance standard. Second, there’s a spunky heroine, a wronged one, too as her father was murdered. Then, there’s the pretense marriage, the fear of a scandal, and sticky situations. I always feel sorry for the poor chaperones. It’s not their fault the hero and heroine won’t admit to themselves they’ve gotten in deep. The scene in the maze is quite hot and I wouldn’t recommend a historical read without the hotness. I love a hot historical!

The things that make this book different are: There’s almost a steampunk edge to this one, which I don’t often see in a normal historical romance. A lot of times the focus is on the ton and the scandal, but this one had a focus on inventions. Not enough that I’d call it a “steampunk” but enough so that I think it can cross genres nicely. Second, the spy story keeps you turning the pages just as much as the romance. I have to say that all that sneaking around late at night made me want to learn to pick locks too! And the story conclusion will be a shocker to many readers. I figured it out right before the twist and still I loved it! Lastly, the inclusion of the séances and the medium are in fact historically accurate but one doesn’t see them used every day to such good extent. It mixed well with the steampunk-ish elements as all are mechanically related, so to speak.

I give this book 5* out of 5 for a job well done and am impatiently looking forward to Jane’s story. (as in, give it to me now and nobody gets hurt!)

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Enjoy an excerpt:

Sophia Merrill had seconds to comprehend it all. Robert roughly wrapped his arm around her waist and pulled her against a mainmast of solid, male muscle. Through the black half mask she could make out brilliant blue eyes, their color like polished sapphires, and then his mouth covered hers with commanding mastery. Beneath the hardness of his lips she felt instantly overwhelmed and overpowered. The heat from his body enveloped her; the faint scent of his cologne coiled about her. Heart fluttering wildly, she raised her palms to press against his chest.

The door slammed against the wall.

“What are you two doing in here?” a male voice boomed.

Delmont’s guard was a bald, brawny man with a square jaw and a bulbous nose.

Sophia jerked in alarm, but the arms of her tawny-haired captor tightened around her waist. Glancing down, he gave her a pointed keep-your-mouth-shut look.

Then he turned to the guard, and a guiltless smile curved his lips. “Ah, the lady and I desired a bit of privacy.” Slurring his speech, he sounded like a guest who had made one too many trips to the punch bowl.

Masking her surprise, she went along with the ruse. Her position was precarious, and even if she did not know what his motives were, her own were not innocent, nothing she desired to be brought to Viscount Delmont’s attention. Her disguise, the red wig and mask, wouldn’t fool the viscount for long, and her identity was something she couldn’t risk revealing.

For some reason, this mysterious man—the man who had called himself Robert—was bent on protecting her.

Or himself.

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About the Author:

Award-winning author Tina Gabrielle is an attorney and former mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away. After multi-publishing for a prestigious law journal, she fulfilled her dream of writing fiction.

A Spy Unmasked is the first book In The Crown’s Secret Service series. The second book in the series, At The Spy’s Pleasure, is coming in April 2015 from Entangled Publishing. She is also the author of adventurous Regency historical romances, In The Barrister’s Bed, In The Barrister’s Chambers, Lady Of Scandal, and A Perfect Scandal from Kensington Books.

Publisher’s Weekly calls her Regency Barrister’s series, “Well-matched lovers…witty comradely repartee.” Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, Lady Of Scandal, was nominated as best first historical by Romantic Times Book Reviews.

Website: www.tinagabrielle.com

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Extinct – new #shifter romance from Nancy Adams and @totally_bound #giveaway

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Hi! Thanks for having me today.

My main character is Theo Grey. Theo was born to a very wealthy English family. From a young age, Theo was being groomed to take over his father’s business as well as his title, the Marquise of Dartford and he would claim a seat on the famous House of Lords. All that changed once World War 1 began.             Theo goes off to war and on the night he should have died, Pte Jonathan Cook saves his life.

Jonathan has carried the spirit since the day he too should have died but his father the Chief of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people and the elders perform the wolf dance to save his life. Over the years Jonathan wants to move onto the spirit world to be with the woman his loves but the wolf keeps him alive. Sooo, they come to an agreement, when they come across a man worthy enough for the wolf Jonathan will pass the wolf over to the new warrior so that the wolf can live on.

After living for hundreds of years Jonathan and the wolf go to war and run across Theo’s scent. The wolf wants Theo to be his next warrior they track him down to the forest where he lay dying. It is at that time Jonathan explains about the wolf and how Theo has been chosen to carry his spirit.

Theo of course is dying and doesn’t believe a word Pte. Cook is saying until a German patrol comes across them in the forest. Jonathan turns into the wolf in mid air then attacks and kills the patrol. Theo is shocked and confused, at what he saw but what can he do, he’s dying. Then Jonathan begins the wolf dance before Theo’s life slips away.

When Theo awakens, Jonathan is no where to be seen and he learns in the most violent of ways that he now carries the soul of a wolf next to his own.

Cheers,

Nancy

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by Nancy Adams

 

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Theo’s sole purpose for the last ninety-eight years was to protect his wolf. That changed the moment he met Drew and the wolf called ‘Mate’.

 

Carrying the soul of an extinct wolf alongside your own isn’t easy. Swapping into said wolf is even harder. Ask Theo Grey—he’s been doing it for ninety-eight years. Yet, after surviving two world wars, witnessing the space race and patiently enduring the eighties, you’d think he’d have seen it all, but nothing could have prepared him for meeting Tofino’s new vet, Drew O’Bannion and according to the wolf, his mate.

 

Drew loves her dog, sleeping in and coffee. She also loves being a vet. The main reason behind her accepting the veterinarian practice offered to her from a family friend. Hoping for a slower pace at life Tofino seemed the ideal spot. What she didn’t expect was Officer Theo Grey. Theo is tall, dark and drop dead gorgeous, a definite 10 on the ‘wow’ scale. Regardless of his looks, there is more to Theo, there is her unexpected attraction for him. It’s unnerving and completely out of character for her, but she is able to match Theo’s hungry kiss, for hungry kiss.

 

With their desire growing at an alarming rate and the threat of an unknown shooter roaming the woods of the coastal town, Theo must face the ultimate decision—let Drew go for her own safety or claim his mate for all time.

 

Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of violence and threats of non-consensual sex

 

 

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EXCERPT:

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“So your little lover has left you, has she? Gone back to treat sick animals? How very noble of her.”

 

The wolf growled and Theo fought the urge to reach through the window and haul Linde’s fat ass to the ground and beat some manners into him. He knew Linde was trying to prick at his temper, wanted him to make a mistake, and if Theo did that as a police officer, there would be repercussions. This was when living for well over a hundred and twenty years came in handy, dealing with—as Drew liked to call them—ass-hats.

 

“Very good, Mr Linde. Hitting where you believe you can cause the most damage.”

 

“Thank you. I’ve been playing this game a long time.” Linde grinned.

 

“That would make two of us.”

 

“Now that is intriguing.” Linde sat forward and rested his elbows on his knees. “And how long would that be exactly?”

 

Theo snorted despite the anger that swirled in his belly.

 

The wolf pushed to the surface of his face. Theo’s skin prickled and his eyes burned. The beast had done this very thing a few times before to warn off potential threats, so Theo recognized the sensation right away. This behavior wasn’t something he allowed very often, but in this case he went with the flow. He took off his sunglasses, and bending at the waist, he leveled his stare at the older man. “It’s time for you to leave this area, Mr Linde,” Theo said with a smile.

 

Linde’s eyes suddenly grew wide as Theo’s eyes flashed a silvery-white.

 

Linde blinked as Theo chuckled and once again covered his eyes with his sunglasses. Linde didn’t appear overly nervous, but the wolf pulled in his fear.

 

Satisfaction hummed through his veins. Damn, that felt good.

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running through my veins. I enjoy watching hockey, but despise skating…and the cold.  I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as must as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words.  I am proud to say I survived my token shot of Newfie Screech, although I did refuse to kiss the Cod – that is never going to happen – and I openly admit, that I fell in love with the Rocky Mountains the first time I saw them.

 

I have many occupations written down in my passport, mom, wife, author…zookeeper!  However, I have to say that writing is by far the easiest part of my day.

 

I have three small -but legal- addictions: bed lines, lavender, and books.  All of which, are replenished on a regular basis.  Reading into the wee hours of the morning, is one of many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.

 

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His Bahamas Affair #newrelease and #giveaway #sexy love on the beach!

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His Bahamas AffairRow of columns (Italy, Vatican)

by Christina OW

 

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After his joke of a marriage came to an end when his wife ran off with a guest from his resort, Reno Albury decides one night stands are more his speed- especially if they were blonde and blue eyed like his ex-wife. So he was jaded, at least he was having fun, Until he met a blonde and blue eyed girl at his sister’s wedding he couldn’t play the fast game with.

 

Loraine Larson has a secret that nobody knows thanks to her father’s money and high powered friends. She’s spent years trying to forget the hell she went through in Paris. Wanting to test her new found strength, she goes back to the scene of the crime only to come back with more nightmares. She’s managed to banish his image from her mind but she can’t sleep without seeing that monster’s eyes. But she discovers a shield for that in the arms of her best friend’s brother, and now she’s determined to stay in them no matter the cost. Even if it means her life.

 

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Reno felt his heart lurched as he watched Loraine more carefully, completely oblivious of his presence. She did look like she belonged there, just like in his bed. It had been wonderful slipping into the bed next to her and watching as she unconsciously rolled toward him until she had herself tucked into his side and under his arm.

 

He realized at that moment he’d never felt at home in his ex-wife’s embrace in bed or anywhere else they were together because Georgia never felt like a wife. But watching Loraine, experiencing all those emotions that came with spending time with him, he realized he’d never felt like that with Georgia. With Georgia, it had been complete lust that had driven that relationship. With Loraine, he thought more about when he’d get the chance to hold her again and just feel her small, soft body against his.

 

Of course he thought about sleeping with her but not in the ways of his fantasies about Georgia, crude enough to have a priest hire an exorcist. He could only equate his need to have Loraine as like drinking aged scotch after waiting years for it to mature. No rush no fuss, just taking his sweet time enjoying her after waiting longingly to have her.

 

Loraine was the type of woman he saw himself making a commitment to and living up to everything that was expected of him and so much more.

 

If only he had the right number of zeroes in his bank account.

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Christina OW writes suspense, thrillers, erotica, interracial and multicultural romance books. She is the author of Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Regency Romance books and a poet of currently 3 titles. She loves reading novels that take her on a ride of wild emotions. Books have always been an escape for her, for a few hours she gets to live the lives of characters she grows to cherish and admire. She’s always had an active imagination and because of it has lived in her head more than she has been in the outside world. She always imagined scenarios and wondered how they would turn out in the end, and what kind of emotions they would invoke. Thus began her writing career.

 

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#Sexy Christmas #menage Everybody Hates Fruitcake with @deannawadsworth & a #giveaway!

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Thank you Eva for hosting me today!

I know the holiday season has just begun, but my latest Naughty North Pole book, EVERYBODY Hates Fruitcake is live and available at Decadent Publishing.

If you have read these stories before, I hope you are looking forward to this year’s installment. If not, here is an overview of the series:

CLAUS’S LIST

Frieda Claus is Santa’s twin sister. A demi god surrounded by horny Nordic elves, every year when her brother delivers toys, she hosts a wild, erotic party at the North Pole. She even holds a contest to see which lucky elves get to spend the day naked in her bed. ANd this year all she wants is cock…..with it’s candy flavored cum!

PIP’S BOXING DAY WISH

Pip was one of the lucky elves Ms. Claus picked for an erotic night of pleasure on Christmas Eve. And now he’s crushing on one of the other elves she picked, Erik. With his chocolate flavored cum, Pip can’t stop thinking of him. But Erik usually dates girls. When Santa sends the two on a special assignment, will they make candy flavored magic?

A GIFT FOR SANTA

Santa is lonely. He spends all his time making everyone else happy, but in the end, he goes home alone. Can the wickedly handsome Jack Frost be just what Santa needs to warm his bed? Or will the winter sprite’s hatred of Christmas ruin everything?

FUN & GAMES WITH RUDOLPH

Notorious playboy Lars with his peanut butter flavored cum has a rule to never fuck anybody twice. But when he gets saved from a yeti attack by the mysterious Rudolph the red haired reindeer handler….he might have to rethink his rules!

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Ivan has the bad luck to be the only elf at the naughty North Pole with fruitcake-flavored cum—and he’s not telling anyone. When fellow elf Jimmy hits on him, Ivan fears revealing his secret and losing a chance to have a real relationship with the sexy elf.

After all, everybody hates fruitcake!

Danni’s wife Sheila is the Head Chef at the North Pole. Unfortunately, while Sheila hunts for the perfect recipe for fruitcake, she neglects her wifely duties. So when Ivan tells Danni about his dilemma, she devises a plan to solve both of their problems.

Can these two girls help Ivan realize he is perfect just the way he is? Will Danni’s wife perfect her fruitcake recipe with Ivan’s special ingredient? But most importantly, will Ivan have the courage to take Jimmy up on his offer?

 

EXCERPT:

A soft hand caressed mine. “Why don’t you like Jimmy?”

Naturally, Danni wouldn’t let it drop. “It’s not that,” I answered. “I like him a lot, actually. That’s the problem.”

She shook her head, her long black ponytail swaying. “That makes absolutely no sense.”

“Of course you don’t get it.” I brushed a lock of silky black hair off her brow. Her bangs were always falling in her eyes, and she didn’t flinch from my familiarity. “You’re perfect.”

Grinning, she said, “Well, that’s obvious. But it still doesn’t explain why you say you like Jimmy, yet you ignore all his advances.”

“Because I don’t know if I should do anything about it. He’ll just end up being disappointed.”

“I’m still going to go with, that makes absolutely no sense.” She gave me a head to toe once over. I managed a smile when she tipped back to take in my ass and give me a whistle—she was such a flirt. “You’re gorgeous, Ivan. And you’re funny. You forget I’ve seen you take care of those pathetic earthbound reindeer.”

“They’re not pathetic.”

“See what I mean? All the other Dökkálfar in the stables prefer to work with the flyers. But not you. You’re kind and patient. A real caregiver. So I ask you, what would Jimmy have to be disappointed about?”

I squirmed in my seat, unsure if I should tell her, but desperately wanting to. I had not breathed a word of it since I’d arrived, preferring to have my choice of lovers, rather than be laughed at like I had been in my hometown. But something about the sincerity, the kindness in Danni’s brown eyes made me feel like I should trust her. Like it was finally time to tell someone the truth.

“Because I taste like fruitcake.”

 

Pick up your copy of EVERYBODY HATES FRUITCAKE today! One lucky commenter will win their choice of a book from the previous four in the series!

 

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Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon.

She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

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