Highland Promise (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod Book 1)

Highland Promise (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod Book 1) by [McLayne, Alyson]Title: Highland Promise

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Author: Alyson McLayne

Series: The Sons of Gregor MacLeod

Print Length: 385 Pages

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

 


Five boys destined to become Highland lairds are fostered together as brothers. Darach, Lachlan, Callum, Gavin and Kerr fight for their clans, for each other, and for their own true loves.

When forced to choose between duty and honor…
Darach MacKenzie vowed never again to let a woman near his heart after his betrothed betrayed him. It sparked an intense feud between his clan and the Frasers. With all-out war on the wind, Darach can’t be distracted—not even by a sweet and charming lass who desperately needs his help.

This Highland Laird will find a way to have both
When Darach rescued Caitlin MacInnes from the clutches of vile Laird Fraser, she vowed to never let men or misery rule her life again. With Darach and the MacKenzie clan, Caitlin finally feels safe. But when Laird Fraser shows up to claim what’s rightfully his, or go to war, Darach will have to use all his brawn and brains to protect Caitlin—even if it means losing his heart.

Highland Promise is the first book in Alyson McLayne new series, The Sons of Gregor MacLeod. Based on the title you will see that this is a Historical romance.
What caught my eye was the synopsis, but as I got into the story it was so much more than what was. The chemistry between the two main characters is what made the book enjoyable. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Highland Promise. The first chapter is just getting the introduction to characters. By the second is normally where I decided if the story is for me or not. I know for some that is not a good basis for judging a book. However, for me, two chapters is a good starting point. And for me to stay up late well past my bedtime to complete Highland Promise should say a lot.
With plenty of chemistry and fun dialogue, Highland Promise is one that any fan of Historical Romance should enjoy.


The Sons of Gregor MacLeod Series:
Highland Promise (Book 1)
Highland Bride (Book 2)
Highland Betrayal (Book 3)
Highland Captive (Book 4)
Highland Thief (Book 5)

What People Are Saying About Highland Promise:
“Suffused with witty banter, adventure and passion, Highland Promise is a thrilling debut novel Scottish romance readers will fall in love with!”—ELIZA KNIGHT, USA Today bestselling author of the MacDougall Legacy series
“Alyson McLayne heats up the Highlands in the Highland Promise.”—AMANDA FORESTER, acclaimed author of My Highland Rebel
“Heart warming and tender beyond measure, Highland Promise will brighten your spirit.”—MARY WINE, acclaimed author of Highland Hellion


Alyson McLayne

Biography

Alyson McLayne is a mom of twins and an award-winning writer of contemporary, historical and paranormal romance. She’s also a dog lover and cat servant with a serious stash of dark chocolate. After getting her degree in theater at the University of Alberta, she promptly moved to the West Coast of Canada where she worked in film for several years and met her prop master husband.

Alyson has been nominated for several Romance Writers of America contests, including The Golden Heart, The Golden Pen, The Orange Rose, Great Expectations, The Molly’s and The Winter Rose.

Her debut historical romance, Highland Promise, will be published by Sourcebooks in October, 2017. Highland Promise is the first of five books in The Sons of Gregor MacLeod series. Highland Conquest will come out in February, 2018.

Alyson and her family reside in Vancouver with their sweet but troublesome chocolate lab puppy named Jasper.

Please visit her at www.alysonmclayne.com and look her up on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AlysonMcLayne) or Twitter (@AlysonMcLayne). She loves chatting with her fans!

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Then Came You (Compass Cove Book 1) by [Moon, Jeannie]Title: Then Came You

Author: Jeannie Moon

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: September 26th, 2017

Publisher: Tule Publishing Group

Series: Compass Cove #1

Format: Digital

ISBN: 9781946772893


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 Hearts meant to love will always find each other.

 Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.

Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.

There couldn’t be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out of their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave…

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About Jeannie Moon:

Jeannie MoonJeannie Moon, author of fifteen novels, has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her to immerse herself in books and call it work. Married to her high school sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs and a mischievous cat and lives in her hometown on Long Island, NY. If she’s more than ten miles away from salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.

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Title:  Of Flame and Fate

Author: Cecy Robson

Release Date: September 26, 2017

Publisher: Cecy Robson, LLC

Series: Weird Girls Flame #2

Genres: Urban Fantasy

Page Count: 422


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Taran Wird, who commands the power to wield fire and lightning, is an oddity in the supernatural world. But neither Taran nor her unique sisters compare to the bizarre entity known as Destiny. And Taran is assigned to protect her.

Born of two witches, Destiny is revered among the supernatural elite for her acute ability to predict the future. Her biggest prophecy involves Taran’s sister, Celia, whom Destiny decreed will bear children strong enough to take on the evil that’s rising. Yet Destiny is not alone in her predictions, or individuality.

When Johnny Fate, a rock star among humans and a male version of Destiny is discovered, his powers and Destiny’s clash, triggering the start of Destiny’s demise and altering the fate of Celia’s unborn children.

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OF FLAME AND FATE Excerpt

Copyright © 2017 Cecy Robson

 

I’m shoved into a cold room where a band of bloodsucking fiends tear off my clothes. Their long nails graze my skin as their master watches, his cold gray eyes glinting with malice.

“Son of a bitch,” I say, smacking Edith Anne’s hand away when she cops a feel. “The demon’s in my leg, not my tit!”

There’s something you don’t say every day, but then that’s why humans are safe in the world and weird gals like me are stuck with demons burrowing under their skin.

“Just making sure,” Edith adds with a wink.

I’m ready to punch her in the face, except I’m too busy cringing at the thing crawling beneath the length of my shin, its spindly insectoid appendages stretching the skin as it curls up and over my knee cap.

“Get it out of me!” I screech, growing nauseous with each numbing tug it creates beneath the underlying tissue.

“We’re trying,” Agnes Concepcion snaps, like I’m somehow inconveniencing her by having an evil being claw its way through me.

Her tiny plaid skirt smacks against my hip as she shoves me into a massive glass and tile shower. Three other vamps, dressed like naughty Catholic schoolgirls (don’t get me started) follow us in, bottles of champagne tight in their grips.

“What the hell?” I ask, kicking as if I can somehow shake this thing loose, and certain the booze is to celebrate my grisly death.

Bottles of champagne open with a pop, the naughty Catholics pouring the bubbly over my breasts, back, and ass. This isn’t real. This is something out of a bad porno and somehow I’m the star.

But as the fluid reaches my thigh the lump with the creepy legs bounces, pulling at the muscle it’s crawling over, squirming to the left then right, trying find its way around the torrent of liquid they’re pelting me with.

“Don’t let it reach her heart,” Master Vampire Misha Aleksandr orders from the opposite side of the bathroom.

“What’s it going to do to my heart?” My head whips back and forth when none of the vamps answer. “It’s going eat my freaking heart isn’t it?”

“Don’t be ridiculous,” Agnes mutters, adjusting her tiny librarian glasses as she angles the bottle she’s holding.

“Okay . . .” I begin.

“It needs your heart to nest and lay its eggs,” she explains.

What?”

“But yeah, then the hatchlings will munch on your heart like raw steak,” Edith adds. She reels me around when additional vamps swoop in with cases of wine, drenching my chest with more alcohol.

She seems to be having fun. I’m mostly trying not to hurl and wondering how the hell this happens to me.

Agnes is more focused. She drips the wine just above the demon, forcing it back down my leg. “Quiesco,” she says, her tone as sharp and commanding. “Quiesco.”

My body shudders as the demon scurries downward. Its movement doesn’t hurt, surprising since I think it has pinchers, but the yanking motion is unnerving, like getting stitches while under anesthesia. My head flops forward and my vision starts to swim.

“I don’t feel good,” I mumble.

Agnes slaps me, the sting of the strike causing my eyes to whip open. “Don’t fall asleep.” She slaps me again when my eyelids flutter and close. “Taran, the poison the demon is spewing is numbing your skin and making you drowsy, if you succumb to it the alcohol won’t work and the demon will take you.”

Again, her palm whips across my face. “Stay awake so we can cut this thing out of you.”

I slap her back, knocking her glasses askew. “I’m awake, damn it.”

She smirks because she hits harder and maybe because she likes it, too. She returns to my leg when the vamp behind her hands her another bottle of champagne. “Quiesco,” she whispers against my leg, her breath hot against my cooling skin.

My head falls forward as I start to go under. This time, Edith smacks me.

“God damn it,” I hiss, my right arm quaking and threatening to release my flame.

“I was just taking my turn,” she replies defensively.

Her gaze locks on my arm. She eases away as a spark of blue and white escapes from my fingertips, giving me and my power ample space as the surrounding vamps shower me with alcohol.

“Master,” Agnes says, ignoring us as she concentrates on my thigh. “It’s settling. I need the knife.”

“The wolves are bringing it,” he replies.

“The wolves?” I ask. Okay. Now I’m wide awake.


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CECY ROBSON is an author of contemporary romance, young adult adventure, and award-winning urban fantasy. A double RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and a published author of more than eighteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop writing her stories or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.

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Love Is Death – Book Tour & Giveaway

The Afterdeath Book 1
by L.P. Masters
Genre: YA Paranormal
Gina’s plan for her afterlife is simple: survive as long as possible. The
afterlife is a ghost-kill-ghost kind of place. When she meets
newly-dead Alec, she can’t help her desire to protect him. Before
she knows it, she finds herself falling for him, despite the little
voice in her head telling her it’s a bad idea. Alec’s goals don’t
mesh well with Gina’s plans. Determined to save his living sister
from a murderer, he’s willing to disobey the laws of a
well-established cult in the afterlife. If the cult finds out,
they’ll kill him. Again. He’s hesitant to accept Gina’s help
and threaten her afterlife, but he’s guaranteed to fail without
her. Together they embark on a perilous mission, but the most
dangerous aspect of all is the threat of falling in love. Because in
the afterlife… love is death.
Born and raised in the rainy streets of the Seattle Area, L.P. Masters
spent her fair share of time staring out rain-streaked windows and
writing books. Masters has always had extremely vivid dreams, which
often spark inspiration for her novels. In 1999, after one such
dream, Masters began her first writing project. She has participated
in National Novel Writer’s Month every November since 2010. Writing
isn’t the only thing she can do with a pen in her hand, she also
enjoys sketching and drawing—with varying degrees of success.
Masters now lives in the slightly-less-dreary city of Spokane
Washington with her husband and two wonderful daughters.
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The Sutherlands Series Book 1
by Anna Bradley
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 9/5/2017
Two sought-after sisters,
a slew of suitors—and a vow to hold out for true love. How many
proposals will it take to get to “I do”—especially when the
stakes are high . . .
There have been six suitors so far, all
vying for the attention—and generous dowry—of the beautiful,
elusive Eleanor Sutherland. What does this woman really want? Who has
what it takes to melt the heart of the so-called Lady Ice? These are
the questions Camden West keeps asking himself. But rather than wait
for answers, Cam takes matters into his own hands . . . for he has a
secret weapon.
Cam knows that Ellie’s sister,
Charlotte, harbors a scandalous secret—one that could bring ruin to
the Sutherland name. If Ellie marries him, Cam promises to keep mum.
But is she willing to sacrifice her own happiness for her sister’s
reputation?
To Ellie’s surprise, it becomes clear
that Cam doesn’t need her money, nor is he interested in her
status. Soon, what begins as a sham engagement transforms into
something deeper, and more passionate, than Ellie could have
imagined. Is it possible that all Cam truly wanted was her? And is
that reason enough to say yes—or is handsome Cam hiding something
else? Even for a lady in love, only the truth will do . . .
Don’t miss the second title in The
Sutherland’s series, coming October 2017!
Pub Date: 10/3/2017

From spirited young woman to
reckless widow, the beautiful Marchioness of Hadley remains a force
to be reckoned with. But beneath her antics lies a broken heart . . .
Since her
husband’s tragic death, Lady Charlotte Hadley has embarked on a
path of careless behavior and dangerous hijinks from which no one can
divert her . . . until suddenly, her first—and only—true love
reenters her world. Their fiery romance was so scandalous Charlotte
had no choice but to marry another, more suitable man. Surely now
they are both free to pick up where they left off . . .
Julian West has returned to London a
hero after making a name for himself in battle at Waterloo. Every
woman is vying for his attention—except the one who stole his
heart. No matter, Julian has other obligations. But when Charlotte’s
sister, Eleanor, charges him with protecting the widow from ruin,
what ensues is another kind of battle—one that leads a chase from
London’s bars and brothels to the finest country estate as Julian
and Charlotte untangle a host of secrets, regrets, and
misunderstandings. For could it be that the love they’ve forced
themselves to forget is exactly what they need to remember? . . .
Don’t miss the third title in The
Sutherland’s series, coming November 2017!
Pub Date: 10/3/2017

When a headstrong beauty
clashes with the man she once loved, she’s determined that the
spirit of Christmas will open his mind, heal his heart, and perhaps
give them a reason to celebrate—for many seasons to come . . .
As far as Ethan Fortescue is concerned,
his family’s seat in Cornwall is only a source of torment, one that
he’s managed to avoid for two years. Now that he’s the Earl of
Devon however, he can close the door on his haunted past by locking
up the cursed place for good. But upon arriving at Cleves Court, he
is shocked to find the house aglow with Christmas celebrations,
filled with music and laughter. And right at the center of the
holiday madness is the infuriating—and eternally tempting—Theodosia
Sheridan . . .
Thea has always loved the town of
Cleves, especially at the holidays. As a girl, she also loved Ethan
with all her heart. It’s painful to see how his brother’s tragic
death has embittered him. Still, she will do anything to make sure
the town thrives—even if it means going to battle with Ethan to
save Cleves Court. Now she has only until Twelfth Night to make a
Christmas miracle happen—by proving that his childhood home can be
a source of love and wonder. But before long, she finds herself
wondering if she’s trying to save the house—or its handsome
master…
Anna Bradley is the author of
The Sutherland Scandals novels. A Maine native, she now lives near
Portland, OR, where people are delightful and weird and love to read.
She teaches writing and lives with her husband, two children, a
variety of spoiled pets, and shelves full of books. Visit her website
at annabradley.net.
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A Confabulated Compendium of Anecdotes – Book Tour and Giveaway

by Melissa H North
Genre: Steampunk Fantasy
A Confabulated Compendium of Anecdotes is a Steampunk speculative
collection of tales. The stories, herein, provide a glimpse into the
imagination of a most anomalous Author.

Be swept away, if you dare, by sultry maidens with mechanical gadgets,
hi-tech flying machines and grinding gears. Peculiar alien forms
hell-bent on saving the earth, and a conglomerate of Vamps lead by
Count Valdo.
Howbeit, why wait for me to tell you more, turn the book atop and be
absorbed in the unputdownable.

 

CLOCKWORK BRIDE
Nephele’s first marriage ended in tragedy. And her second marriage seems to be
headed in the same direction. Why do her husband’s die? Is she
cursed? Or is she hiding a secret?

 

CREEP-TACULAR
Valdo, a direct descendant of Dracula must enlist the help of beautiful
Genevieve, a renown Professor. His coven is in peril and without her,
their existence will end.

 

SHADOW WALKERS
Jacques and his hired help, Bertram, find themselves crash landing to Earth,
where they realise the extensive damage humans have inflicted upon
the fragile environment, and who they thought were enemies, could
actually be their friends.

 

MURDER BY COMIC BOOK
Broderick is a private investigator and his assistant Abbey is an Automaton
Humanoid prototype. When a series of murders in the small township of
Whiteridge have Broderick baffled. The only clue, the last words of a
dying man – Comic Book. He must use unconventional methods to solve
the crimes.
Writing has always been a hobby and cathartic experience for me. Turning my
passion into a fulfilling career as an Author has been one of my greatest dreams.
I write because creating something that didn’t exist before is as
close to magic as I’ll ever get. All you need is imagination.
I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the
influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I
love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the
research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth
writing about. I am a curious and proactive Author, interested in
preserving the foundations set by classical literature by adapting
them to modern themes and trends.
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The Undaunted Debutantes Series Release Celebration!

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Three innocent debutantes must work to solve the mysterious death of their childhood friend.


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Title: The Undaunted Debutantes Series (Books 1-3)

Series: The Undaunted Debutantes

Author: Christina McKnight

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England

Release Date: September 19th

Length: 588 Pages


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Three innocent debutantes must work to solve the mysterious death of their childhood friend. With undaunted determination they pledge to not only expose the man responsible for their friend’s tragic death on her wedding night, but to also uncover other unscrupulous men of the ton who would jeopardize the future of other young women.

The Disappearance of Lady Edith, The Undaunted Debutantes (Book One)
One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord. Now, Edith dedicates her time watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering other information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. But when her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of a brilliantly handsome lord.

The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna, The Undaunted Debutantes (Book Two)
Lady Lucianna Constantine, a quick-witted hellion, has no doubt who is responsible for the murder of her dear friend—and she will stop at nothing from exposing his transgressions, and those of every despicable man in London. Though her two dearest friends were unwilling to point a finger at the dastardly man, Lucianna has witnessed the cruelty of London’s Beau Monde her entire life…starting with her own father. She is more than willing to singlehandedly take down every vile man that crosses her path. However, what happens when a most honorable man discovers Luci is the abhorrent woman who ruined both his life and stripped him of his rightful future?

The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia, The Undaunted Debutantes (Book Three)
If only Lady Ophelia Fletcher—quiet, reserved, with her nose always stuck in a book—had witnessed the death of her friend that fateful night. Now she writes a column, Mayfair Confidential, that she uses to expose men with unsavory pasts to make amends for holding her tongue the night her dear friend was murdered. She is more than willing to never call attention to herself. But when a handsome stranger arrives to meet with her father, Ophelia can’t help but do a little investigating for her own benefit. At last, Ophelia has stumbled upon an adventure of her own—but does she possess the skills necessary to solve the mystery without the assistance of her friends?

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Author Bio:
Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

You can visit her online at the following places: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon


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