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#The Warrior of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood–Review–5 stars #NetGalley

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New Historical Fiction Romance by Lily Blackwood Coming 7/31/18–5 Stars!

 

Cull The Nameless was a fierce warrior and an honorable man, he was also a slave.

Although Cull was a King’s guard and Knighted, he never forgot where he came from, and who the man was, who freed him from a slave ship. But this man was not kind, not even a little, nor did he buy Cull out of the goodness of his heart. No, this sinister trickster, known as the Wolf, had devised a plan, so evil that he could pass for the devil himself. 

Cull The Nameless didn’t think anyone could love him, until he met Derryth MacClaren. She loved him even though he had no treasure or surname. Cull’s greatest desire was to have a family, a name, and a piece of land, that he could call his own. So when the Wolf, dangled Cull’s greatest passions before him, Cull was more than tempted. But, the plan Wolf wanted him to carry out, would destroy his relationship with Derryth, and everyone whom she loved. How could he do that?

This book kept my interest from the very first page. It’s a captivating, romantic, historical fiction tale,  well-written and engrossing. If you enjoy adult romance, historical fiction and fabulous writing you’ll love this book.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Lily Blackwood lives in Texas, with her husband, their two teenagers, a devoted red golden retriever and two rascally cats. She enjoys flea markets, cooking, eating and not cleaning her house! She recently taught herself to knit and has been making a mess with yarn ever since. She loves all things historical, and finds it thrilling to imagine a time period where each day held very real dangers, and true love stories and happily-ever-afters were precious and rare. Lily loves to hear from readers! She invites you to visit her website at http://www.lilyblackwood.com

Lily is also the RITA Nominated author of Regency romances, Lily Dalton.

 

#The Highland Chieftain by Amy Jarecki–Review–4 stars #NetGalley

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Lady Mairi MacKenzie is humiliated. Her betrothed has decided to marry someone other than her. She is not overly worried though. Being the first daughter of an Earl, Lady Mairi won’t have to wait long before she is betrothed again. But, when Laird Duncan MacRae proposed marriage, right after being jilted, Mairi was mortified. She was not about to accept a pity marriage. So she promptly declined the Laird’s offer. Her father would not have allowed her to marry Laird Dunn anyway; because he was not a titled gentleman. 

Lady Mairi’s father was known for his cold, cruel, brutal ways. He was always kind to Lady Mairi, though, so she only half-believed what was said about him. But when her heart began to fall for Laird Dunn MacRae, Lady Mairi was shocked at her father’s reaction. He was not only cruel and ruthless to Laird Dunn, but also to her. Lady Mairi was left with a painful decision. Does she choose the only family she’s ever known, or does Lady Mairi, follow the man she loves, and become her father’s enemy?  

The Highland Chieftain is a captivating, romantic tale. If you enjoy adult historical fiction romance, you’ll love The Highland Chieftain.

Thank you, Forever-Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)

Award winning and bestselling author, Amy Jarecki likes to grab life, latch on and reach for the stars. She’s married to a mountain-biking pharmacist and has put four kids through college. She studies karate, ballet, yoga, and often you’ll find her hiking Utah’s Santa Clara Hills. Reinventing herself a number of times, Amy sang and danced with the Follies, was a ballet dancer, a plant manager, and an accountant for Arnott’s Biscuits in Australia. After earning her MBA from Heroit-Watt University in Scotland, she dove into the world of Scottish historical romance and hasn’t returned. Become a part of her world and learn more about Amy’s books on amyjarecki.com, find her on Facebook and Twitter as @amyjarecki.

Reading Order of Amy’s Books:

Lords of the Highlands Series (The Jacobite Era) published by Hachette Book Group’s Forever Imprint:

The Highland Duke

The Highland Commander

The Highland Guardian

The Highland Chieftain (July 2018)

The Highland Renegade (January 2019)

Published by Amy Jarecki:

The Fearless Highlander

The Valiant Highlander

The Highlander’s Iron Will (a novella, September 2017)

Guardian of Scotland Series (Epic Time Travel Adventures)

Rise of a Legend

In the Kingdom’s Name

The Time Traveler’s Christmas

Highland Dynasty Series:

Knight in Highland Armor

A Highland Knight’s Desire

A Highland Knight to Remember

Highland Knight of Rapture

Highland Force Series:

Captured by the Pirate Laird

The Highland Henchman

Beauty and the Barbarian

Return of the Highland Laird (a novella)

ICE Series (Romantic Suspense)

Hunt for Evil

Body Shot

Mach One (Coming January 2nd, 2018)

Amy’s first foray into Scotland was Ancient Romance/Pict~Roman Love Stories:

Rescued by the Celtic Warrior

Deceived by the Celtic Spy

First books – stand alone:

Boy Man Chief

Chihuahua Momma

Virtue

 

Today’s New Releases!–All We Knew, A Devil in Scotland & The Wedding Date

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Don’t Miss Today’s New Releases!

In Case You Missed My Reviews, Here Are The Links:

 

All We Knew by Jamie Beck
https://write-escape.com/2017/12/30/blog-tour-all-we-knew-by-jamie-beck-review

 

A Devil In Scotland by Suzanne Enoch
https://write-escape.com/2018/01/05/a-devil-in-scotland-by-suzanne-enoch-review-4-stars

 

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
https://write-escape.com/2018/01/23/the-wedding-date-by-jasmine-guillory-review-4-stars

 

 

 

A Devil in Scotland by Suzanne Enoch–#Review–4 stars

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Don’t Miss Suzanne Enoch’s Newest Historical Fiction Romance, Coming 1/30/18!

Callum was heartbroken; his childhood friend, Rebecca, the one, he assumed would always be his, was marrying Ian, his responsible brother. It was true that Callum had spent most of his time, inebriated, and flirting with loose women, but when his friend accepted his brother’s marriage proposal, Callum realized the depth of his feelings for Rebecca. Callum’s reaction, he admits was extreme, and what he did, very wrong. But did his brother have to ban him from the family? The truth of it was; apparently, he did, because that was what it took, for Callum to turn his life around.

After spending ten years in America, Callum was a changed man. Although he never forgot Rebecca, he wanted to. He tried to hate her, but couldn’t. However, if Callum discovered that Rebecca had anything to do with his brother’s death, hating her would be easy. She would pay, just like anyone who had a hand in his brother’s murder. And murder is what it was. Callum was sure of it. When Callum returned to Scotland, to avenge his brother’s death, his stone heart began to soften. Margaret, the niece he had never met, won his heart over the moment she spoke with him. She was beautiful and innocent and his brother’s daughter. Rebecca, however, was another story. He didn’t care where she went or whom she married; just as long as she was aware that she wouldn’t be taking her daughter with her. No, Margaret was staying with him. He was her guardian now.

As Callum dug for information about his brother’s death, his enemies became nervous. Rebecca was torn; should she side with Callum who had Margaret under his roof, or with the people she had trusted for years, but whom Callum felt murdered her late husband?

A Devil in Scotland is the third book in the intriguing Suzanne Enoch’s No Ordinary Hero’s series. I found the book engaging, the storyline captivating, and the dialogue realistic. A Devil in Scotland is an enjoyable read.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bio-(From Author’s Page on Amazon)

A lifelong lover of books, Suzanne Enoch has been writing them since she learned to read. She is the author of two well-received traditional Regencies, 24 and counting England-set Historical Romances, four contemporary Romantic Suspense novels, and a growing number of Scottish Highlands Historical Romances including the October 2016 release of HERO IN THE HIGHLANDS (Book One in the No Ordinary Hero trilogy).

A native and current resident of Southern California, Suzanne lives with a green parakeet named Kermit, some very chirpy finches, and a small army of Star Wars figures (including a life-size Yoda). Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and when she’s not busily working on her next book or staging fights with action figures, she likes to read, play video games, and go to the movies with her large and supportive village.

 

 

Favorite New Historical Fiction Released in Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

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In Case You Missed My Reviews on These Fab New Releases, Here Are The Links:

 

Released—11/07/17— No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/11/no-other-duke-will-do-by-grace-burrowes-5-stars-book-review

Released—10/31/17— The Scandalous Flirt by Olivia Drake
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/04/the-scandalous-flirt-by-olivia-drake-5-stars-book-review

Released—10/31/17— The Bride Who Got Lucky by Janna MacGregor
https://write-escape.com/2017/10/08/the-bride-who-got-lucky-by-janna-macgregor-5-stars

Released—10/3/17— A Scot Beds His Wife by Kerrigan Byrne
https://write-escape.com/2017/09/22/the-scot-beds-his-wife-by-kerrigan-byrne-5-stars-book-review

 

 

 

The Highland Guardian by Amy Jarecki–4.5 stars–#Book Review

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New Exciting Historical Fiction by Amy Jarecki–Coming 12/19/17.

The Highland Guardian–4.5 Stars!

The Highland Guardian is a well-written, perfectly paced Scottish Highlander Romance.

Reid, the Scottish Earl of Seaforth, did not want to take on the responsibility of another man’s daughter. But, how could he refuse his dying friend’s request? What Reid never expected, however, was that Nicholas’s daughter, Audrey, was not a wee bairn, to be taken care of, but a full grown woman, and a beautiful one, at that. Reid found that he had to constantly remind himself, that Audrey was his ward, and under his protection, not a woman with whom he could take liberties with. There was also that other complication, which Reid often tries to put out of his mind; the fact that he is betrothed. When Reid was just a young lad, his father promised a clan chieftain, that Reid would marry his daughter. This marriage would ensure a strong binding alliance between the two clans. It didn’t matter that Reid had no interest in marrying this woman. He was an Earl, after all, and expected to marry to benefit the clan. Breaking off a betrothal would be considered a betrayal. And, the last thing Reid wanted was to foster mistrust or a war between the clans. But, how could Reid marry someone he’s grown up with, knowing that his heart belonged to another woman?

There was evil lurking around Audrey’s home. It was just waiting for the right opportunity to pounce. Now, that Nicholas Kennet was out of the way, it was time for revenge. And, Nicholas Kennet’s daughter, Audrey, would be paying the price. The only barrier to a successful end, was Reid, the Scottish Earl of Seaforth. So, the nosey Earl would have to go.

The Highland Guardian is a captivating historical fiction romance; crafted with emotion, witty dialog, and well-developed characters.

Thank you, Forever-Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~4.5 stars out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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