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Amorous Redemption by Faye Hall @FayeHall79 #RLFblog #HistoricalRomanceWelcome Faye Hall author of Amorous Redemption, a new Historical Romance.

Why did you write this book?

Amorous Redemption came about because of the stories I was told of my great grandmother’s family and the station, Inkerman Downs Station, they took ownership of upon migrating to Australia. There was some real controversy about her marriage and this was my take on that.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Historical Romance

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

My all-time favorite fictional is Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’ve just been contracted for my eighth book, Heart of Stone, so am waiting for edits to start. In the meantime I’m writing my seven book series about the sins of humanity.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Heart of Stone should hopefully be out later this year with Beachwalk Press. It is an intriguing tale of an Australian slave trader who falls in love with an Irish slave.

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre Historical romantic western

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

In Faye Hall’s Amorous Redemption, Phoebe Porter’s family needed her dead if they were to gain control of her substantial cattle station and vast fortune. She ran away from her home desperate to save her life, but she ran straight into the arms of the bounty hunter that had been sent after her. She fought against him the whole journey from Ravenswood back to her home but eventually all she could do was surrender her heart and body to him.

Publisher Red Sage Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Faye-Hall/e/B00DPIMSMW/

Faye Hall Social Media

Faye’s passion driven, mystery filled books are set in small townships of North Queensland, Australia during the late 1800’s. Each of her novels brings something symbolically Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.

Each of her books tells of a passionate connection between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal, theft and sometimes even murder. These romances swerve from the traditional romances as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland. Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also bases most of her characters on people she has met in her life.

Faye was able to live her own passion driven romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013. Together they are raising their nine children in a remote country town in northern Queensland, Australia.

Website http://www.faye-hall.com
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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Faye-Hall/e/B00DPIMSMW/

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Broken Things by Jessica Cale @JessicaCale #RLFblog #Historical #RomanceToday’s featured book is Broken Things, a historical romance by Jessica Cale.

Rival. Sister. Barmaid. Whore.

Meg Henshawe has been a lot of things in her life, and few of them good. As proprietress of The Rose and Crown in Restoration Southwark, she has squandered her life catering to the comfort of workmen and thieves. Famous for her beauty as much as her reputation for rage, Meg has been coveted, abused, and discarded more than once. She is resigned to fighting alone until a passing boxer offers a helping hand.

Jake Cohen needs a job. When an injury forces him out of the ring for good, all he’s left with is a pair of smashed hands and a bad leg. Keeping the peace at The Rose is easy, especially with a boss as beautiful—and wickedly funny—as Meg Henshawe. In her way, she’s as much of an outcast as Jake, and she offers him three things he thought he’d never see again: a home, family, and love.

After Meg’s estranged cousin turns up and seizes the inn, Meg and Jake must work together to protect their jobs and keep The Rose running. The future is uncertain at best, and their pasts won’t stay buried. Faced with one setback after another, they must decide if what they have is worth the fight to keep it. Can broken things ever really be fixed?

Broken Things’ Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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Jessica Cale is a historical romance author and journalist based in North Carolina. Originally from Minnesota, she lived in Wales for several years where she earned a BA in History and an MFA in Creative Writing while climbing castles and photographing mines for history magazines. She kidnapped (“married”) her very own British prince (close enough) and is enjoying her happily ever after with him in a place where no one understands his accent. She is the editor of Dirty, Sexy History.
Website http://www.dirtysexyhistory.com
Blog http://www.authorjessicacale.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/JessicaCale
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorjessicacale
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Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Cale/e/B00PVDV9EW
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Son of a Duke by Jessie Clever @JessieClever #RLFblog #RegencyRomance #freebookToday’s featured book is Son of a Duke, a Regency romance by Jessie Clever.

 

Fans of both historical romance and historical women’s fiction will love this smart, witty, and suspenseful series from bestselling author Jessie Clever. If you like Lauren Willig, Deanna Raybourn, or Amanda Quick, you’re going to fall in love with this author.

Society’s most capable housekeeper, Eleanora Quinton, has a problem. Not only does a dead body fall right into the middle of her mistress’s ball and her son get kidnapped, the only person who can help her also forces her to face her most crippling fears.

But the last thing Eleanora expects when the dead body hits the floor is love with the son of a duke.

A spy for the British War Office and illegitimate son of a duke, Nathan Black pulls the infallible housekeeper into a cyclone of espionage, intrigue and danger as he searches for the meaning behind her son’s kidnapping. Fighting to keep Eleanora safe, Nathan struggles with his growing attraction to the unflappable housekeeper, but as the treasonous plot twists around, too many clues point to Eleanora and a past of which she will not speak.

Can their love withstand her dangerous secret?

The books in the Spy Series:

1/2. Inevitably a Duchess (A prequel novella)
1. Son of a Duke
2. For Love of the Earl
3. A Countess Most Daring
4. To Save a Viscount

Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Someday Lady Publishing, LLC
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Jessie decided to be a writer because the job of Indiana Jones was already filled.

Taking her history degree dangerously, Jessie tells the stories of courageous heroines, the men who dared to love them, and the world that tried to defeat them.

Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.

Website http://jessieclever.com
Blog http://jessieclever.com/blog
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Days of Desire by Tina Donahue @tinadonahue #RLFblog #historicalToday’s featured book is Days of Desire, Book 2 in the Pirate’s Prize series, an erotic historical by Tina Donahue.

 

In a pirate’s lair, nothing is as it seems…

Shipwrecked! When Royce Hastings is found washed up on the shore of a verdant tropical island, he tells the natives he is a merchant headed for Mozambique. The truth, however, is far more mercenary. Noble by birth, the once favored Royce has lost his fortune and family; now he is a hired henchman on the trail of an elusive pirate. His “shipwreck” was a fake. He’ll stop at nothing to infiltrate the island and capture his prey. His mother and sisters’ lives depend on it.

The last thing Royce expects is to be captured himself. But the lovely young woman who tends to his wounds in the tropics quickly takes hold of his heart. Simone is the island’s healer, and her skilled ministrations not only awaken his soul but disturb his conscience. His path has been predetermined; his identity must remain concealed at all costs. Yet the passion he feels in Simone’s sultry, loving arms cannot be denied. With his loyalties torn, Royce must make an agonizing, unthinkable choice…

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher: Kensington
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lOUfVN
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Tina Donahue Social Media

Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Kensington, Siren Publishing, Booktrope, Luminosity, Decadent, and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers’ Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

Website http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/
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Venus and Lysander by Yoshiyuki Ly @LyLikeLee #RLFblog #historical #romanceWelcome Yoshiyuki Ly author of Venus and Lysander, a new Historical Romance.

Why did you write this book?

LGBT historical romances typically focus on forbidden relationships. I decided to add fantasy elements and a made-up setting to mostly distance myself from that reality. It’s a fresh take on that type of era along with some social commentary so as to not make it completely unrealistic.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Philosophy.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

Noah from Consider What Becomes of the Ashes by Pixelnyx. He goes through many hardships as a refugee in a foreign city. I admire his muted tenacity as he pushes on.

What are you working on at the moment?

A distant follow-up to Venus and Lysander that wraps up the plot I’ve built up in this world. It’s a romance with fantasy elements, but set in a more contemporary time period.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Hopefully the one I mentioned above.

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre: Historical romance/fantasy.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R.

Living as a nobleman and as a woman, Valerie of Lysander is sick of waiting for the world to change. The discrimination she suffers as an outcast builds into resentment. Once Val takes matters into her own hands, the whole Empire of Tynan feels her brand of justice. The Emperor’s adviser, Lucrezia of Azrith, wants more of Val’s ruthlessness—for revenge against the unjust, and for her own desires. Venus and Lysander is an intricate romance set in the fictional Victorian city of Eden, 250 years after the events in The Scorpion’s Empress.

Lucrezia is Lady Chancellor for the Emperor and a sorceress-in-hiding. She is forced to conceal her identity from the religious public for fear of death. As she learns to trust in Val’s chivalry and affections for her, they both fall for the softer sides behind their similar bulletproof personas. Lucrezia receives a mysterious warning about a sadistic enemy threatening the Azrith and Lysander families. Once they discover their nemesis’ true motive, Val and Lucrezia’s tyrannous devotion for one another is all they can count on to survive.

Solstice Publishing http://mybook.to/venusandlysander

Yoshiyuki Ly Social Media

Yoshiyuki Ly was born in San Diego, CA. She lived there until moving away to college. In high school, she began writing fanfiction as a serious hobby. Her pen name represents her multiracial heritage and a unique, diverse outlook that reflects in her work. She is a writer and a gamer.

Website / Blog http://yoshiyuki-ly.livejournal.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/LyLikeLee
Facebook http://facebook.com/yoshiyukily
Goodreads http://goodreads.com/Yoshiyuki_ly
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Yoshiyuki-Ly/e/B01G5GL09C/

 

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Today’s featured book is The Bride Tourmanent by Ruth Kaufman.
Genre historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Lady Eleanor de la Tour’s life turns upside down on her wedding day. Instead of her betrothed, she must wed the new earl, to whom the king has given his title and lands. Though Richard Courtenay is handsome and intriguing, she wants the man she loves and chose. And Richard pursues alchemy, anathema to her because the obsession to turn base metals into gold is destroying her father.
Richard needs and wants to stay wed to Eleanor to uncover her father’s alchemy secrets. He vows to win her even as she arranges a bride tournament to find him a better and willing wife. Can they attain what they most desire?
Publisher Ruth J. Kaufman
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016YZEW0I/
CreateSpace http://amzn.com/0990846962

Ruth Kaufman Social Media

Ruth Kaufman is a Chicago Amazon bestselling author, on-camera and voiceover talent, freelance editor and speaker with a J.D. who enjoys chocolate peanut butter milkshakes and singing in a symphony chorus.
The Bride Tournament, the third standalone book in her Wars of the Roses Brides series, joins At His Command and Follow Your Heart. Writing accolades include Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® winner and runner up in RT Book Reviews’ national American Title II contest.

 

She’s had roles in indie features, web series and national TV commercials, and has voiced hundreds of explainer videos, e-learning
courses, commercials and assorted characters.
Website www.ruthkaufman.com
Blog www.rjkaufman.blogspot.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/RuthKaufman
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ruthtalks
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/ruth_kaufman
Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/141wfVE
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Welcome Laura Strickland author of Words and Dreams, a new Historical
Romance.
Why did you write
this book?
This book is part of a series that began with The Wild Rose
Press’s “Lobster Cove” project. I wrote the first book, “The
White Gull” and the second, “Forged By Love” as parts of that
fun series. “Forged By Love” won the International Digital Award for
short historical romance, and readers fell in love with a secondary character,
Dorothea Sinclair. This book, “Words and Dreams” tells Dorothea’s
story.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
Must I choose one? I love humorous fantasy, which includes
Steampunk Romance.
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Granny Weatherwax from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
series.
What are you working
on at the moment?
Right now I’m working on writing book six of my Buffalo
Steampunk Adventure series, which will be called “Tough Prospect: A
Buffalo Steampunk Adventure” (and I’m loving it!)
What books will we see
from you in coming months?
My next book, which will be released on June 16, 2017, is
book five of my Steampunk series, and is called “Steel Kisses: A Buffalo
Steampunk Adventure”.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):PG
Dorothea Sinclair has left her small home town in Maine and
come to Boston to begin a career as a newspaper reporter. But so far her job on
the Guardian has proved disappointing. More skivvy than reporter, she’s even
been subjected to a humiliating proposition from the chief editor’s son. She
needs a break but never expects it might come from a chance meeting with an
Irish ruffian.
There’s a great deal of injustice in Boston, and O’Hare,
embroiled in his fight for equality on behalf of Boston’s Irish, is well aware
of it. When he rescues Dorothea’s hat on the waterfront, he’s surprised to
learn she’s a reporter. And when she offers him the opportunity to state his
case in the Guardian, what can he do but accept? It’s the perfect chance to put
his dreams into his own words—and the only sure way to see her again.

Buy Words and Dreams

Laura Strickland Social Media

Born and raised in Western New York, Laura Strickland has
pursued lifelong interests in lore, legend, magic and music, all reflected in
her writing. She has made pilgrimages to both Newfoundland and Scotland in the
company of her daughter, but is usually happiest at home not far from Lake
Ontario, with her husband and her “fur” child, a rescue dog. Author
of Scottish romances Devil Black, His Wicked Highland Ways, Honor Bound: A
Highland Adventure and The Hiring Fair as well as The Guardians of Sherwood
Trilogy consisting of Daughter of Sherwood, Champion of Sherwood and Lord of
Sherwood, she has also published three Steampunk romances, Dead Handsome: a
Buffalo Steampunk Adventure, Off Kilter: a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure and Sheer
Madness: a Buffalo Steampunk Adventure as well as two Christmas novellas: The
Tenth Suitor and Mrs. Claus and the Viking Ship, a Valentine’s novella: Ask me and
a ghost story, Awake on Garland Street. Her Lobster Cove Historical Romances
include The White Gull and the novella, Forged By Love. Words and Dreams is her
seventeenth book with The Wild Rose press.
Website http://www.laurastricklandbooks.com
Blog http://www.laurastricklandbooks.com/author-blog.html
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000002632317
Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/760146.Laura_Strickland
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Laura-Strickland/e/B001KHSACW/
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Is It True: The Reluctant Wife @warfieldcaro #historicalromance #RLFblog

Play Is It True with today’s guest Caroline Warfield author of The Reluctant Wife, a Historical Romance set in 1835. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R (or maybe PG13 with extra caution)

When Bengal Army Captain Fred Wheatly, a disgraced soldier with more honor than sense, is forced to resign, and his mistress dies leaving him with two half-caste daughters to raise, he reluctantly turns to Clare Armbruster for help. But the interfering, beautiful widow demands more of him than he’s ready to give. He’s failed so often in the past. Clare’s made mistakes as well. Can two hearts rise above past failures to forge a future together?

When all else fails, love succeeds…

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No.
this book is part of a series?
Yes. The Children of Empire series is about three cousins torn apart by lies and deceit and driven to the far reaches of the empire, who struggle to find their way home. Each has is own problems to overcome and each one finds happiness his own way.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No.
you did research for this book?
Oh yes. Quite a lot, especially about the East India Company, Bengal, and travel between England and Calcutta. I was astonished to discover the India Mail’s overland route through Suez across the desert to Cairo, then Alexandria and on to London. It was fun to put them there.
some characters in this book are not human?
Yes. (The hero’s horse-grin!)
this book has more than one genre?
No.
you speak more than one language?
Yes, French, but not well. I can read Latin as well but I’ve forgotten all my Mandarin.
you grew up where you live now?
Hardly! I was an army brat. By the time I was six we had lived in the midwest, New England the Deep South and Europe. We recently moved here to be close to our grandson.
you love to read?
Yes.
you are never late?
No. I am clock impaired.
you love pizza?
Yes Thin crust with lots of fresh tomatoes and other veggies.
you love sushi?
No. Never touch the stuff, but I’m proficient with chopsticks and love most other Asian cuisine.
you have a pet?
No. We travel too much to keep one.

Where can we find your book online?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Reluctant-Wife-Children-Empire-Book-ebook/dp/B06Y4BGMX1/

Caroline Warfield Social Media

Traveler, poet, librarian, technology manager—award winning author Caroline Warfield has been many things (even a nun), but above all she is a romantic. Having retired to the urban wilds of eastern Pennsylvania, she reckons she is on at least her third act, happily working in an office surrounded by windows while she lets her characters lead her to adventures in England and the far-flung corners of the British Empire. She nudges them to explore the riskiest territory of all, the human heart.
Caroline is a RONE award winner and has five star reviews from Readers’ Favorite, Night Owl Reviews, and InD’Tale. She is also a member of the writers’ co-operative, the Bluestocking Belles. With partners she manages and regularly writes for both The Teatime Tattler and History Imagined.
Website http://www.carolinewarfield.com/
Blog http://www.carolinewarfield.com/authors-blog/
Twitter https://twitter.com/CaroWarfield/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/carolinewarfield7
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/warfieldcaro/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8523742.Caroline_Warfield
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Caroline-Warfield/e/B00N9PZZZS/
Newsletter http://www.carolinewarfield.com/newsletter/

 

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Today’s featured book is The Chieftain’s Bride by Kate Hill.
Genre Historical Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Marion of Ravenhill was a pawn in a warrior’s world,
promised to the Viking raider, Wyborn, for his fierce protection of the British
shoreline. She vowed he would never have her heart, but from the moment they
meet, the attraction between them is nearly overwhelming. 
Publisher Changeling Press

Kate Hill Social Media

Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill
started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short
erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has
sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
When she’s not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading,
working out and spending time with her family and pets. She also writes as
Saloni Quinby.

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