May Release Spotlight: The Official Essex Sisters Companion Guide By Eloisa James, Jody Gayle

It’s been a while since I have posted anything on this blog. It’s funny how time seems to fly by, but I recently stopped of at my blog and realized that I haven’t posted anything since December and here it is already August. All I can say for my lack of blogs is that many things have been happening since the beginning of the year, nothing bad fortunately, and now it seems things are quieting down and now it seems I have a little more time available to get back to reading and adding posts for books from some of my favorite authors that I have missed announcing before they were going to be released. So to start it off,  here is one from Eloisa James. I haven’t read The Essex Sisters Series yet, but when I do this companion seem like good thing to read to close the series off. Anyone else have a chance to read it?

 

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Title: The Official Essex Sisters Companion Guide

Author: Eloisa James, Jody Gayle

Book Series: The Essex Sisters

Release Day: May 24, 2016

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James delivers a brand new short story in the Essex Sisters world, along with fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the series.

This is a book no Eloisa James fan should miss! Eloisa revisits the scintillating world of the Essex Sisters with “A Midsummer Night’s Disgrace,” a new story featuring a young lady, Cece, who would rather ruin her own reputation than endure further speculation about whether her children will be “silly,” like her brother, Billy. Happily for fans of Pleasure for Pleasure, Cece’s best friend is Josie, Countess of Mayne!

Just as exciting, the Companion includes not only Eloisa’s original notes about each book and her “extra” chapters, but a 170 page alternate ending to Kiss Me, Annabel. Eloisa discarded this shockingly different plot after writing one draft, and the published novel went in an entirely new direction. Make up your own mind about which is better—Eloisa’s original, or the final book!

Super fan Jody Gayle’s engaging guide includes essays about fascinating historical details, including period fashion designs. Explore the world of horse racing and tour the London theater scene. Delve into the rich history and deep literary tradition that makes Eloisa one of the top writers of historical romance.

The Companion also gives you a sneak peek at Eloisa’s newest full-length novella, “A Gentleman Never Tells”—which springs from the world of the Essex Sisters! What will happen when one of the men who ruined an heiress’ debut by labeling her a “Wooly Breeder” (and Josie Essex a “Scottish Sausage”) decides that it’s time to make amends?

-Taken From Goodreads

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December Release Spotlight: Lord Dashwood Missed Out (A Spindle Cove, Book #4.5) By Tessa Dare

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Title: Lord Dashwood Missed Out

Author: Tessa Dare

Book Series: A Spindle Cove, Book #4.5

Release Day: December 8, 2015

Synopsis:

A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned!

Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door…but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who’d been overlooked by gentlemen—and an instant bestseller. Now she’s on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She’s forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself.

And he finally seems to have noticed her.

George Travers, Lord Dashwood, has traveled the globe as a cartographer. He returned to England with the goal of marrying and creating an heir–only to find his reputation shredded by an audacious, vexingly attractive bluestocking and her poison pen. Lord Dashwood Missed Out, his arse. Since Nora Browning seems to believe he overlooked the passion of a lifetime, Dash challenges her to prove it.

She has one night.

-Taken From Goodreads

October Release Spotlight: What Happens Under the Mistletoe By Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, & Meredith Duran

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Title: What Happens Under the Mistletoe

Author: Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace CampMeredith Duran

Book Series: Sinful Suitors 1.5

Release Day: October 27, 2015

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, and Candace Camp, and USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran come together for a sizzling historical romance holiday anthology.

Stunned by the heat of an unexpected kiss on a cold winter’s eve, two strangers from vastly different worlds turn hotheaded principles into burning passion in Sabrina Jeffries’s delightful yuletide story, “The Heiress and the Hothead”.

In the snowy Scottish countryside, Karen Hawkins’s rakish duke has an unforgettable holiday encounter in “Twelve Kisses” when the alluring lady he surprises under the mistletoe is not who he expected, but a long-lost love with a score to settle.

In “By Any Other Name”, Edinburgh is aglitter for Christmastime as Candace Camp sends a curious gentleman in hot pursuit of an intriguing lady in disguise—one who refuses to reveal her true identity, though she fears he has already stolen her heart with his kiss.

In “Sweet Ruin”, will the festive spirit of the season sweep Meredith Duran’s feisty heroine beneath the mistletoe—and back into the arms of the dashing rogue whose carelessness soiled her reputation and sent her into exile in London?

In this all-new story collection sparkling with sexy charm and heartwarming wit, four beloved bestselling authors reveal the mix-ups and make-ups, the missed chances and golden opportunities that come but once a year.

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October Release Spotlight: Christmas in Duke Street By Grace Burrowes, Miranda Neville, Carolyn Jewel, & Shana Galen

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Title: Christmas In Duke Street

Author: Grace Burrowes, Miranda Neville, Carolyn Jewel, Shana Galen

Release Day: October 10, 2015

Synopsis:

Christmas in London is a busy time at the little bookshop in Duke Street, for love, literature, and shopping. Four couples come and go and discover that happy ever after makes the perfect Christmas gift. A new anthology from the bestselling authors of Christmas in the Duke’s Arms and Dancing in the Duke’s Arms.

The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda Neville
Sir Devlyn Stratton wants to save his brother from an unprincipled adventuress, especially when he meets Oriel Sinclair and wants her for himself. Oriel won’t marry for convenience or become a rake’s mistress. But succumbing to Dev’s seduction is all too tempting.

A Seduction in Winter by Carolyn Jewel
He’s an artist and a duke’s heir. She’s sheltered and scarred. Can he show her by Christmas that love can be theirs to share?

A Prince in her Stocking by Shana Galen
Lady Cassandra has always done as she’s been told. Meek and malleable, she’s lived a life devoid of passion. When she meets a handsome man rumored to be an exiled prince, she sees one last chance at excitement. Little does she know, too much excitement can be dangerous.

The Appeal of Christmas by Grace Burrowes
The best Christmas present is the one he didn’t realize he desperately needed.

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August Release Spotlight: Tempting Miss Allender (Regency Rakes Book #3) By Wendy Vella

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Title: Tempting Miss Allender

Author: Wendy Vella

Book Series: The Regency Rakes, Book #3

Release Day: August 22, 2015

Synopsis:

Seven years after her disastrous debut, Miss Patience Allender has reluctantly returned to society to chaperone her sister. No longer the meek, mild Miss, she will never again allow a man to humiliate her. However, Patience’s resolve is severely tested when she comes face-to-face, with the very man who shattered her heart. Desperate for help when her family is thrust into danger, he is the only one she can turn to – but can she do so and keep her heart whole or will he destroy her once again?

Lord Mathew Belmont is stunned at the changes in his childhood friend. The once awkward young girl is now exquisitely beautiful, outspoken and intelligent, and no longer wants anything to do with him. Aware of his past sins, Mathew now regrets them deeply, and is determined to make amends – if prickly Patience would just let him close enough to try. As passion flares between them, Mathew is faced with the most crucial challenge of his life – putting the ghosts of the past to rest, in order to build his future.

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July Release Spotlight: The Hotter You Burn (Original Heartbreakers #2) By Gena Showalter

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Title: The Hotter You Burn

Author: Gena Showalter

Book Series: Original Heartbreakers, Book #2

Release Day: July 28, 2015

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter is back with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers story featuring a troubled playboy and the woman he can’t resist…
Beck O’ckley is ruthless in the boardroom…and the bedroom. He’s never been with the same woman twice, and vows he never will. With a past as twisted as his, meaningless sex keeps the demons at bay. His motto: One and done. No harm, no foul.
Harlow Glass is the most hated girl in town. The beautiful artist is penniless, jobless and homeless. When she sneaks into Beck’s home—her ancestral estate—for food, she’s shocked by his early return…and her immediate, sizzling and intense attraction to him.
For the first time in Beck’s life, he can’t get a woman out of his mind. All too soon, friendship blooms into obsession and he’ll have to break her heart…or surrender his own

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June Release Spotlight: Lord Gallant (Lords Of Night Street, Book #1) By Wendy Vella

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Title: Lord Gallant

Author: Wendy Vella

Book Series: Lords Of Night Street, Book #1

Release Day: June 13, 2015

Synopsis:

The Earl of Attwood needed a wife like he needed an inflammation of the chest. However, due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, Miss Grace Esseltte, a dowdy spinster with a tart mouth, had become his countess. Nick was determined she would change nothing in his life, and the sooner he could bundle her off to one of his estates the sooner he could continue with his investigative duties with the Lords of Night Street. However, it seemed his wishes were not to be granted, as his wife found herself in trouble that only he and his friends could extricate her from. Nick had soon realized there was a great deal more to Grace than he had originally believed. In fact, it was not long before he understood that in his Countess, he had found the one emotion he had always believed he was incapable of feeling.

-Taken From Goodreads

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