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An Oath Broken, Only Marriage Will Do and Valentine Book Feature





Title: An Oath Broken

Author: Diana Cosby

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Genre: Historical Romance

Format: Kindle 

An arranged marriage to a Scot? Unacceptable!
  

Lady Sarra Bellacote would sooner marry a boar than a countryman of the bloodthirsty brutes who killed her parents. And yet, despite—or perhaps because of—her valuable holdings, she is being dragged to Scotland to be wed against her will. To complicate the desperate situation, the knight hired to do the dragging is dark, wild, irresistible. And he, too, is intolerably Scottish.

Giric Armstrong, Earl of Terrick, takes no pleasure in escorting a feisty English lass to her betrothed. But he needs the coin to rebuild his castle, and his tenants need to eat. Yet the trip will not be the simple matter he imagined. For Lady Sarra isn’t the only one determined to see her engagement fail. Men with darker motives want to stop the wedding—even if they must kill the bride in the process.

Now, in close quarters with this beautiful English heiress, Terrick must fight his mounting desire, and somehow keep Sarra alive long enough to lose her forever to another man…

“Plenty of action…loads of treachery. Fans of medieval Scotland will enjoy.” —Library Journal

“Cosby gives you it all—passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic. Excellent reading.” —New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell on His Conquest 

“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.” —Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author
PRE-ORDER INFORMATION

An Oath Broken is available for pre-order at  Amazon, B&N,  Kobo and Google Play

 

A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense.  Her award-winning books are translated in five languages.  Diana has appeared at Lady Jane’s Salon, in NYC, and in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happily Ever After,” MSN.com, and in Texoma Living Magazine.

After retiring as a Navy Chief, AGC(AW), Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world.

Her years of living in Europe inspired Diana to write in the medieval time frame.  After watching the movie Braveheart and with her passion for writing complex plots, the idea for the MacGruder brothers series was born.

With the release of her 1st book in her new Scottish medieval The Oath trilogy,An Oath Taken, which hit bestseller lists in Canada and the United Kingdom, she’s now preparing for the release of the e Box Set of the MacGruder Brothers series on February 24th, and the last two books in The Oath trilogy, An Oath Broken – 22 June, and, An Oath Sworn – 23 December, 2015!

Diana has many passions in life, but one that resonates in her life is that of giving.

She firmly believe that each of us can make a positive difference in another person’s life.  Some of the charities she supports are listed below:
The National Trust for Scotland, which acts asntfslogoguardian of Scotland’s magnificent heritage of architectural, scenic and historic treasures.

Habitat For Humanity, which gives a deserving family more than a home, but a foundation upon which to build their dreams..

Semper Fi Fund , is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to help with immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Homes For Our Troops, assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families through various venues to aid them in building a home that allows them live a more independent life.

The Navy SEAL Foundation, provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

For More Information

Visit Diana’s website.

Connect with Diana on Facebook 

 

 

Title: Only Marriage Will Do

Author: Jenna Jaxon

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Genre: Historical Romance

Format: Kindle

The House of Pleasure, #2

Happily-ever-afters don’t always begin at “I do.”

When the man of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the villain claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero to escort her to her family estate in far off Northern England—hoping that along the way she can win his love—and his hand…

Captivated by Juliet’s sweetness and beauty, Captain Amiable Dawson can’t help but be spellbound by the promise of a life with her. But the spell breaks when questions arise about her marital status. Soon the upstanding Amiable is unsure if he is indeed married to Juliet. And when his rival absconds with her, Amiable must choose between the law of the land and his heart’s desire to rescue Juliet once more…
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Only Marriage Will Do is available for pre-order at  Amazon, B&N,  Kobo and Google Play

 

 

Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical  and contemporary romance.  She is currently finishing revisions to  her fifth full length novel, To Woo A Wicked Widow, set in Regency England and the first book in her five part series, The Widow’s Club.

Only Marriage Will Do, second book in her Georgian  House of Pleasure series is with the editor. Her medieval trilogy, Time Enough to Love, is being published by Rising Phoenix Publications. Book 1, Betrothal is currently available.  Book 2, Betrayal, will be available later this fall.

Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.  A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise.  She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets.  When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director.  She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.

She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.

For More Information

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Connect with Jenna on Twitter and Facebook

 

ValentineTitle: Valentine

Author: Heather Grothaus

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Genre: Historical Romance

Format: Kindle
Introducing the Brotherhood of Fallen Angels—an epic new series set in the medieval Holy Land, where four heroic Crusaders find themselves caught in the crosshairs of revenge, devotion—and love…

He’s a man of passion and principle. But would he kill for his convictions? That’s the question that has Valentine Alesander fighting for his innocence. He’s been accused, along with three other Brothers, of orchestrating the horrific siege at the Christian fortification of Chastellet. Could this fatefully-named Crusader be a lover, a fighter, and a traitor? One woman from his past is about to find out.
 

Gorgeous, free-spirited Lady Mary Beckham has escaped her guardians in England to travel across the world—and find the notorious Valentine. Years ago, she was promised to him…and now she wants out of their marriage contract. Mary wants to wed another and requires Valentine’s blessing—until she discovers they share a tempestuous attraction. But with a vengeful band of sworn enemies at Valentine’s heels, is desire worth the risk of losing…everything?
PRE-ORDER INFORMATION

Valentine is available for pre-order at  Amazon, B&N,  Kobo and Google Play

 

 

Heather Grothaus

Heather Grothaus has published eight medieval romances since 2006, which
have been translated into several foreign languages. She fell in love with
historical romance after reading a Kathleen E. Woodiwiss novel when she
was far too young to be doing so, and has never looked back, building a
reputation for crafting twisting adventures, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and
heart-wrenching emotion. When she’s not writing, she spends her time
homeschooling her children, gardening, listening to music, reading, and
watching Sherlock. She lives on a small farm in Kentucky with her family.

For More Information

Visit Heather’s website.
Connect with Heather on Goodreads and  Twitter.


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Waiting for Ethan_SHINETitle: Waiting for Ethan
Author: Diane Barnes
Publisher: Lyrical Press

When Gina Rossi was in junior high, her best friend’s psychic grandmother got everything right—from predicting that Gina would break her arm and travel to Italy, all the way to leading police to a missing neighborhood child. The one time Gina didn’t listen to her, she almost got herself killed. So when she says that Gina will marry a man named Ethan—but she will have to wait for him—Gina believes her, and waits…

Now thirty-six, Gina’s Mr. Right is nowhere in sight—until the day she’s stranded in a snowstorm, and rescued by the last type of Ethan she expected. It’s very romantic, yet surprisingly not. This Ethan is sexy, and clearly her hero. Still, instead of her “Aha” moment, Gina’s confused. And when Ethan is happy to discover she’s single, does Gina dare tell him, It’s because I’ve been waiting for you. But the bigger question is, does she dare question destiny—by taking it into her own hands? And is she brave enough to handle what happens once it’s time to stop waiting—and start living?

PRE-ORDER INFORMATION

Waiting for Ethan  is available for pre-order at  Amazon, B&N,  Kobo and Google Play

 

 

Though she always dreamed about being the shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, Diane Barnes is a marketing writer in Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. She participates in two monthly writing groups and regularly attends novel writing workshops in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts.

 


Interview with Patty Bryant, author of Full Circle


Full CircleTitle: Full Circle

Author: Patty Bryant

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 298

Genre: Mystery

Format: Ebook/Paperback

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It looks like someone left the door to the nether region open again, and reporter Molly Martindale has got another batch of otherworldly supplicants who need her help.

Not long ago, Molly quite literally went to hell to help secure peace for her friend Dennis, who was born Buddy Parker in the 1920s in her beloved, adopted hometown of Oxbow, Florida. Oxbow has always felt charmed to Molly—that is, if she doesn’t count the ghostly visitors who turn her world upside down or the recent return of her ex-boyfriend Greg Richards, who brings with him the scourge of illicit drugs and a burning need to get even with her.

Molly is working on acquainting her best friend Dana with Dennis’s memory. He is the father Dana has never known but always resented. Molly must tread carefully, all too aware that she could easily lose her best friend in the process. What’s more, things heat up when Dana meets Glenn Morrison, the wheelchair-bound veteran Molly kind of thinks of as “hers.” But soon Molly finds herself threatened from all sides, as residents of hell plead for her help yet again.

In this sequel to Bitter Secrets, only time will tell if she can deal with worldly and supernatural problems as she fights her newest unholy foes—the advent of drugs into her world, decades of lies involving the powerful St. Claire family, and the shadows of her past.

 

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Could you please tell us a little about your book?

Full Circle completes the story of a young reporter in a small Southern town who discovers a kind of mystery as she goes about her job. In Bitter Secrets Molly Martindale gets sucked into the mystery of what happened to my family – the Parker – back in the 1940s. She gets quite a ride once she jumps into this story. You see, my family upped and disappeared from our home in Oxbow, Florida, one night. Of course, the “big man” in town told them all we just moved that night while most folks were in Miami at a big war bonds rally. My daddy, Milton – he was a pretty sorry excuse for a man but I guess he had his reasons – anyway he’d been in Georgia taking care of the old family farm he’d just inherited and Anderson St. Claire just told ‘em all we’d all packed up and left for Georgia when daddy drove back into town. Well, Molly Martindale – she does our hometown newspaper – was a good friend of mine, even though most folks in Oxbow wouldn’t give me the time of day. Not that I blame them. I didn’t give them much to like. Well anyway, I can tell you my family did not go to Georgia that night. Didn’t go nowhere. That was 1943. It was ‘bout forty years later but Molly, well she got it in her head that something wasn’t right about what happened that night (Guess those visitors from the other world got her attention). There’s lots to tell – ‘bout Molly, and the ghosts, and her dog Dutch. Then there’s a great guy – Greg Morrison who survived Viet Nam but is in a wheel chair. Molly met him in Georgia when she went to look for information up there.

In Full Circle, Molly gets a couple new friends from the nether world and there’s Dana D’Lorenzo who becomes her best friend. Molly’s got a big job to do, helping Dana learn the truth about her father. And then Molly’s jerk of ex-boyfriend shows back up just when one of the local cops – a real nice guy – starts to take an interest in her. It’s the 1980s and some of Molly’s closest friends are getting sucked into the new crack cocaine business. Some of Oxbow’s most important people just might not be what everybody thinks they are . . . things get pretty hot!

Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?

Not sure about that one. There are a few characters loosely based on real folks and the town of Oxbow is also loosely based on a small town in Southwest Florida, but the story itself –  it just came out of that girl Patty’s head.

What cause are you most passionate about and why?

I guess it really gets me going when I see people not being treated right. My dad Milton Parker never treated my mama right or me and my sister Jeannie Sue either. That doesn’t ever go away.

Do you have any rituals you follow when you finish a piece of work?

Nope. Just a big sigh and a mental pat on the back.

Who has influenced you throughout your writing career?

I guess Barbara Oehlbeck, a good author and poet and a great friend is the answer to that question.

What are some of your long term goals?

Getting to the point where people respect and recognize my work.

Patty Brant honed her writing skills as a small-town newspaper reporter and editor in a rural South Florida county. Born in Canton, Ohio, she lives with her husband and daughters in Clewiston, Florida. Her first book, Bitter Secrets, earned a finalist position in the 2013 Indie Excellence Book Awards.