Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope that you’re celebrations include yummy drinks, great food and books! I hope that you are wearing green today or you might find yourself pinched 😉

Check out these great reads and find your own lucky charm!

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A Perfect Lucky Charm by Anna Sugden is FREE FOR ONE DAY

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Patrick “Paddy” Mullroney doesn’t believe in superstition or Irish luck. Green-eyed Irish Lassie Shayla Friel on the other hand is drenched in irish pride for luck. Will his views change or will his luck run out?

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Tiny Treats 2: a St. Patrick’s Day Collection – FREE

It’s the perfect way to get your fill of all things Irish, green and lucky. This collection features short stories from 21 Amazing Authors that are fantastic, magical and super romantic!

Born in Fire: Irish Born Trilogy -$7.99

PS, I Love You: A Novel – $7.99

Circle of Friends: A Novel – $7.99

Tara Road -$7.99

Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir -$13.99

Brooklyn: A Novel -$12.99

Ruarc: Bound By Stone (Guardian Isle Series Book 1) -$6.99

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My Valiant Knight -$5.99

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Urban Shaman (The Walker Papers Book 1) – $0.99

Portrait in Death (In Death, Book 16) -$7.99

Party Animal -$2.99

The Woman Who Stole My Life: A Novel -$14.99

Nora Roberts The Irish Born Trilogy (Penguin Classics)
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It’s a Book Birthday – Don’t miss these must read books!

 The following Books are ready to be downloaded into your e-reader now. Check out a few hot reads that are out this week and it’s only Tuesday!

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The Sutherands – One Family Saga: 10 Sexy Stories
Authors: USA Today Bestsellers Robin Covington and Kelly Jamieson, Wall Street Journal Bestseller Terri Osburn, and critically-acclaimed and Amazon best-selling authors Alison Bliss, Shyla Colt, Avery Flynn, Abby Niles, Julie Particka, Joya Ryand and Naima Simone

20% of all royalties earned from the sale of the box set will go to the Reach Out and Read Charity.

Be sure to download your copy now at $0.99 after this week, the price will increase to $5.99. Don’t miss out on this amazing deal and help a good cause.


Click here-The Sutherlands: One Family Saga: 10 Sexy Stories
to get your own e-book now!

The box set will only be available until April 15, 2016. After that, the stories will be split up and sold individually for $2.99 and up.

Official Blurb: Meet the Sutherlands, a Texas oil family that doesn’t break the rules…they make their own. This box set of sizzling hot, never before published full-length novels and novellas about the Sutherland family alpha heroes and kickass heroines just might melt your e-reader and will definitely help you find your next book boyfriend.

These stories/novellas vary in spice

4 Jalepenos For full on no holds barred and go for it sensuality & situations

3 JalepenosNSFW, NSF Public Transportation, proceed with caution – it’s pretty hot
and may offend

2 JalepenosJust enough sizzle to make you tingle 1 JalepenoFor mature audience, 18+

Featuring:

Shadow Ranch by USA Today Bestseller Robin Covington

Eli Sutherland is caught in the crossfire of someone out for revenge in this M/M story.

When Eli returns to his family ranch he uncovers a secret that could kill him. Murder, theft and a sexy Ranger, Shepard Lockwood.

Will Eli finally discover a man who can stick around? Will there be more stories for Eli?

AUTHOR INFO:

A USAToday bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets. . .one page at a time. When she’s not writing she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Chris Evans. Don’t send chocolate . . . send eye candy! Robin’s books have won the Golden Leaf Award and finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. She lives in Maryland with her handsome husband, her two brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!), and her beloved furbabies.

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Screwed by USA Today Bestseller Kelly Jamieson

Callie Sutherland is celebrating her divorce with a party but her parents still meddle and her ex can’t let her go. When she falls for her ex’s best friend will he be the one to save her?

AUTHOR INFO:

Kelly Jamieson is the author of several sexy romance novels. Her writing has been described as “blisteringly sexy” and “a spicy delicious read”. If she can stop herself from reading or writing, she loves to cook. She has shelves of cookbooks that she reads at length. She also enjoys gardening in the summer, and in the winter she likes to read gardening magazines and seed catalogues (there might be a there here …). She also loves shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. But her family takes precedence over everything else (yes, even writing). She has two teenage children who are the best kids in the world, not that she’s biased, and a wonderful husband who does loads of laundry while she plays on the computer writing stories. She loves hearing from readers.


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 Wrecked by WSJ Bestseller Terri Osburn
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Foolish Expectations by Alison Bliss

Nash Sutherland always gets what he wants but isn’t prepared when Bailey reveals two surprises. This might be the one time Nash will have to work for what he wants.

*****
Under the Evening Star by Shyla Colt
January Sutherland is in love with the foreman on her parents Ranch but they disapprove.  Discover what happens when January finally goes after the one man who turns her world upside down.
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Brazen by Avery Flynn

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Stripped by Abby Niles

Jaxon Sutherland is a total playboy who works hard and plays even harder. When his secretary Madison Walker speaks up and voices her opinions freely he’s impressed and ready for her challenge.

While Jaxon can be a bit dominating in the office Madison is willing to overlook it because she needs the job. In fact if Maddison is barely able to keep it all together, will she allow Jaxon to help her? If he discovers why she’s exhausted will he understand or judge her?

These two are totally into each other but neither one is willing to make a move. When Jaxon discovers where Madison spends her time when not working for him they will have a battle of the minds.

This sizzling story is all about family, work and those unexpected moments that make life amazing.  It’s about time Madison found out how amazing life can be but will she be able to show Jaxon money can’t buy everything?

These two sizzle and I really enjoyed their story. I need to read other books from Abby’s backlist!

AUTHOR INFO:
Abby Niles is the author of the contemporary MMA series, Love to the Extreme, and the paranormal series, The Awakening. She is also the author to the geeky romantic comedy, Defying Convention, where Live Action Role Players (LARPers) set out to teach their favorite author a lesson, but end up playing matchmaker instead.

Abby lives in North Carolina with the love of her life and their combined gaggle of kids. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to catch up on an endless pile of laundry and find time to get some much needed reading in.

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Not the Marrying Kind by Julie Particka

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One Forbidden Virgin by Joya Ryan

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Sweet Surrender by Naima Simone

Hayden Reynolds is the housekeepers daughter and is totally in love with Griffin Sutherland. Willing to do anything for him he throws it all away and leaves both his family and her behind to find himself, crushing her hopes and dreams.

Five years later Hayden and Griff must come to terms with the fact that they still burn for each other, and that no one else can satisfy either of their needs.

It will take a leap of faith to let Griff back into her life, will she regret it? Will Griff realize that life without Hayden is not worth living and that he made a huge mistake, one that he needs to be forgiven.

Author Bio:

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Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— creating stories of unique men and women who experience the first bites of desire, the dizzying heights of passion, and the tender, healing heat of love.

She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States. Come visit Naima at https://www.naimasimone.com.

***I received this ARC for a fair and honest review.***

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HAWKE FINAL

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Hawke (Cold Fury Hockey Novel) by Sawyer Bennett sizzles. I am a huge hockey fan and love a great hockey romance. This has everything you are looking for – great hockey, amazingly sexy players and a super H-O-T story!

Hawke Therrien is a defenseman who enjoys having a great time both off and on the ice. Hawke worked his way up from the minors to playing with the big boys.  If only he hadn’t had been pushed into leaving the one woman he loved behind.

Vale Campbell was a wild girl and lived on the edge. When she pushes Hawke away she’s careful to never reveal why and it’s haunted her, how could he have ignored her attempts to reach out to him?

When Vale is thrust back into Hawke’s life will they be able to work together? She’s no longer the same girl he once knew and has changed, will this new look mean the old “Vale” is gone? It becomes clear that there are still feelings between them and issues still unresolved. Will she find the courage to confront Hawke?

If you’ve ready any of Sawyers books in this series you know the stories are full of family conflict, secrets, challenges and tension.

Every time I read a Cold Fury Hockey Novel they get more raw, and gritty. It’s drenched with passion and you will consume it in one sitting.

Sawyer, please keep these delicious hockey boys coming. I hope there are more!

A superb series full of emotion, steam and sizzle with characters that will tease, taunt and satisfy even the pickiest of readers. With five books to choose from – sit back and enjoy!

With the heat and intensity in this book I give it 3 Peppers as it’s pretty hot and might offend. For mature readers 18+3 Jalepenos

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review. To get your e-book click here – Hawke: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey)

****In case you missed it….****

To learn more about Sawyer Bennett check out my Coffee With post: https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/coffee-with-sawyer-bennett/

Other Books in the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series: Click on the cover picture to get your e-book now!

Ryker and Zack:

Happy Book Birthday Sawyer Bennett — A **Spicy Latte** for these hockey studs – emotional, raw and gritty. You must discover the men of Carolina Cold Fury Hockey!

Garrett:

https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/its-a-spicy-latte-for-this-steamy-and-sizzling-hockey-delight/

Alex:

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USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.

Sawyer Bennett

USA Today Best-Selling Author

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Loving the Odds (What Happens in Vegas) by Stefanie London is another must read adventure at a Romance Lovers Convention in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is the city of sin and Bailey Rueben is only there to retrieve something her ex-boyfriend stole from her. If only she was a bit more assertive and confident. Hopefully she wouldn’t get cold feet and leave Vegas empty handed.

Lance Fulton wants his boss to see him for the honest guy he is and not a scumbag,  she was totally misinformed. Will he be able to set the record straight? Will he finally get a promotion at work? These assumptions are just exhausting.  Perhaps he needs to change his image and the solution is closer than he realized.

When Lance and Bailey run into each other they will both discover that they are searching for the same thing and that they are worthy of a happily-ever-after. Lance will discover that Bailey has something he can’t get out of his system.  I’m in love with any man who wears super sexy suits 😉 Bailey will discover that she is beautiful and totally worthy of having it all!

Stefanie’s writing is fresh, witty, charming and she packs a nice sized dose of sizzle. I love this series and am thrilled she’s now a part of it!

Entangled, please keep these gems coming!

2 JalepenosI received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review. This two pepper spicy latte read has just enough size to make you tingle and is for mature readers, 18+.

Check out this Excerpt provided by the author:

Her gaze zeroed in on the fine blond hairs sprinkled like gold dust along his sun-tanned skin. The silver band of his watch glinted in the light as he moved, switching to his other arm. Rolled up sleeves should have made her feel anything unusual, but the way he did it, so slow and languid—as though he was fully aware of the effect he had on her—made it all the more enticing.

Her mind carried the action forward, this tame and benign form of undressing extrapolating out until she pictured him unbuttoning his shirt and yanking at the belt on his waist. Sliding the wool pants down his legs.

“So, how long have we been going out?” she asked, cringing at how soft and breathy her voice had become.

You’re one step short of being a drooling animal. Get a goddamn grip, Bailey Amanda Reuben!

But the only thing she wanted to get a grip on was him.

“How long ago did you break up?”

“Only six weeks.”

“Okay, why don’t we say we’ve been dating for a month?” A slow grin stretched across his face. “We’re still in the honeymoon phase and having lots of fantastic sex. How does that sound?”

How did it sound? Like everything she hadn’t realized that she’d wanted until this very moment.

Sipping on her water, she willed her hormones to stop screaming at her. “My boyfriend…” She played with the idea in her mind as a cat might play with a toy on a string.

Want curled low in her gut. For once she wouldn’t seem weak. She wouldn’t be poor little Bailey, “the weird girl,” ending up on her own yet again. False as it might be, the promise of Julian’s shocked face was tempting. Very tempting.

“How do you think he’ll react?” Lance asked as their food arrived at the table.

“He’ll be surprised, I think.” The scent of freshly baked pastries wafted up and tickled her nose. She tore off one end of the croissant and then popped it into her mouth, chewing as she considered the possibilities. “Jealous? I don’t know. I guess I’m not too good at predicting these kinds of things.”

“Right.”

“He’s the kind of guy who always likes to have the upper hand and to be the one in a position of power. Seeing me with you…” She busied herself with pulling apart the rest of the flaky pastry. “Well, you’re clearly an upgrade.”

“Are you flirting with me, Bailey?”

“I don’t flirt.” She reached for her drink and relished the cooling liquid rushing down her throat. “I’m simply stating a fact. According to the things humans find conventionally attractive, you tick many boxes.”

He raised a blond brow. “How so?”

“You’re very…symmetrical.”

The sound of his laugh was like thunder rumbling in the distance. Something she should have taken as a warning but instead she found compelling and kind of thrilling. “I don’t think anyone has ever said that to me before.”

“Oh, it’s true. Your eyes are set apart a nice distance and your nose is straight. I can see…” She paused when she realized that he hadn’t meant it as an invitation for her to explain her theory. “You have a nice face.”

“So do you.”

She shrugged and fought the natural urge to dodge the compliment with a counter argument. “Thanks.”

“I don’t know your ex, but my gut tells me that he made a stupid mistake in letting you go.” Lance bit into his cherry Danish and his tongue darted out to catch a smear of red jam at the corner of his lip. “People don’t usually get you, do they?”

A lump formed in her throat. “What makes you say that?”

“You’re quirky.”

She rolled her eyes. “That’s a polite way of putting it.”

Now click here – Loving the Odds (What Happens in Vegas)
Start your vacation to sin city now! Don’t miss the $0.99 price!

Check out these other great reads from Stefanie:

Pretend It’s Love (Behind the Bar)by Stefanie London

The Rules According to Gracie (Behind the Bar)by Stefanie London

Author Bio:

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Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. Her favourite activity was going shopping with her Nan during school holidays, where she would sit on the floor of the bookstore with her little sister and painstakingly select the books to spend her allowance on.  Thankfully, Nan was a patient woman.

Thus, it was no surprise Stefanie was the sort of student who would read her English books before the semester started. After sneaking several literature subjects into her ‘very practical’ Business degree, she got a job in Communications. When writing emails and newsletters didn’t fulfil her creative urges, she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night.

Now she lives with her very own hero and dreams of travelling the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, French perfume, high heels and zombie movies. Recently she gave up her day job to write sexy, contemporary romance stories and she couldn’t be happier.

Demetrius – A Brethren Origins Book 2 is a Spicy Latte Must Read!

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Demetrius (Brethrens Origins Book 2) by Barbara Devlin is another sensual story involving a Templar Knight and a plan to change his life forever. I must thank Jeanne Adams for introducing me to Barbara Devlin years ago. I love to read historical romance and the stories in this series are like nothing I’ve ever read. From start to finish this story moves, the characters are three-dimensional and the setting is mapped out perfectly.

Demetrius de Blackbourne is familiar with battles and working for the king. Unfortunately the King has ordered he marry and consummate the blessed union. If only he had a clue about women and how they worked. Despite the Knights willingness to guide him he refuses their help, sort of. Will he relinquish the one thing he vowed to keep forever, his chastity?

Athelyna Des Moutiers has lived in a convent and is convinced she is here to do the Lords work. There is no way she will marry or be forced to marry, so she runs away hoping to escape her new fate. Why can’t her brother see that she has no interest to marry? Sharp tongued and ready to defend herself, Athel has no fear. Hopefully she will discover that Demetrius is the perfect partner for her. If she resists the union, no one will be safe.

A chance encounter with a stranger will forever change their path as they embark on a journey of the soul. It will take courage, strength and wisdom to navigate unchartered terrain. Who will they turn to for guidance and who can be trusted?

One of the most exquisite details is that this story has a hero and heroine who are inexperienced lover. I applaud Barbara for her attention to details in this sensitive subject and the way they develop as the story progresses.   What will happen to Athel and Demetrius when they discover they are both inexperienced? Will it solidify their union or push them apart forever?

Once again Barbara has written a sensually-charged historical romance that is bewitching and captivating. There is a battle raging of the heart as friendships and loyalties are tested.

If you are a loyal follower of the Brethren of the Coast series, this book is a must read. From the beginning we have been treated to a sprinkle in each of the Brethren books of these sexy Templar Knights and the presence of a magical brooch with a surprise to those who wear it. Download your copy (click here –Demetrius (Brethren Origins Book 2) and find out what happens! At a sale price of $0.99 it’s a must for your e-reader today!

While this book can be read as a stand-alone it will enhance the Brethren 2 Jalepenosexperience transporting you to the 1300’s. There is just enough sizzle to make you tingle and is most definitely for those 18+.

I received this ARC from the author for a fair and honest review. I can’t wait till the summer to read Aristide and his journey. A common side effect of reading Barbara’s books is to dream of knights, castles and sizzle. Be sure to drop Barbara a note or tweet to let her know if that happens ;).

ICYMI Just click on the book title to be directed to my previous reviews:

Arucard (Brethren Origins Book 1)

Loving Lieutenant Douglas (Novella)

Enter the Brethren (Book 1)

My Lady, The Spy (Book 2)

The Most Unlikely Lady (Book 3)

One-Knight Stand (Book 4)

Captain of Her Heart (Book 5)

The Lucky One (Book 6)

In Love With An Improper Stranger (Book 7)

Get to Know Barbara Devlin: Coffee With

***Please note that any previous contests associated with the above posts are now closed.***

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Bestselling author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller. A Texan, through and through, Barbara hasn’t been without a book in her possession since she was in kindergarten. She wrote her first short story, a really cheesy murder-mystery, in high school, but it was a Christmas gift, a lovely little diary with a bronze lock, given to her in the fifth grade that truly inspired her love of writing.

After completing part of her undergraduate studies at the University of London, where she developed a love of all things British, Barbara returned home and began a career in banking. But the late 80s weren’t too promising for the financial industry, and every bank that hired Barbara soon folded. So she searched for a stable occupation, and the local police department offered the answer to her prayers.

Initially, Barbara wasn’t too sure about her new career in law enforcement, but she soon came to love being a police officer. And then one uncharacteristically cold and icy day in December 1998, Barbara was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail while working an accident on a major highway. Permanently disabled, she retired from the police department and devoted her time and energy to physical therapy.

Once Barbara got back on her feet, she focused on a new career in academia. She earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.

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I am thrilled to share with you an exclusive look at the cover for ARISTIDE by Barbara Devlin, the third book in the Brethren Origins Series.

For those who have been loyal followers and readers of Barbara’s Knights of the Brethren of the Coast series there are more delicious books to dive into. Enhance your Brethren experience and transport yourself to the 1300’s.

While we have been treated to a sprinkle in each of the Brethren books, we now have devoted founding members of the Brethren Fellowship, this gives us a whole saga in one big, delicious gulp.

Today you were rewarded with the release of Demetrius, now here is the breathtaking cover for Aristide! I can’t wait for his story. It will be available exclusively on Amazon Fall 2016.

 

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Author Info:

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Bestselling author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller. A Texan, through and through, Barbara hasn’t been without a book in her possession since she was in kindergarten. She wrote her first short story, a really cheesy murder-mystery, in high school, but it was a Christmas gift, a lovely little diary with a bronze lock, given to her in the fifth grade that truly inspired her love of writing.

After completing part of her undergraduate studies at the University of London, where she developed a love of all things British, Barbara returned home and began a career in banking. But the late 80s weren’t too promising for the financial industry, and every bank that hired Barbara soon folded. So she searched for a stable occupation, and the local police department offered the answer to her prayers.

Initially, Barbara wasn’t too sure about her new career in law enforcement, but she soon came to love being a police officer. And then one uncharacteristically cold and icy day in December 1998, Barbara was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail while working an accident on a major highway. Permanently disabled, she retired from the police department and devoted her time and energy to physical therapy.

Once Barbara got back on her feet, she focused on a new career in academia. She earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast

Happy Book Birthday Demetrius (A Brethren Origins Novel)!

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Happy Book Birthday – Demetrius (Brethren Origins Book 2) by Barbara Devlin is here! I will be posting my review soon, until then please check out the official book summary provided by Barbara Devlin. Then head over to amazon and download your copy today at $0.99 – I’m sure that price won’t last long!

Official Blurb from Author:

Athelyna Des Moutiers has lived the better portion of her years in a convent, isolated from the harsh realities of her world, and has dedicated her life in service to a higher calling. When her father dies, her manipulative older brother negotiates a betrothal contract to one of the King’s knights, surrendering her to a creature utterly foreign—a man. A wedding present, an ancient brooch with mythical powers, foretells a future she cannot deny, so she accepts her fate. Can she win the love of her husband, a stubborn brute equally resistant to marriage?

Demetrius de Blackbourne is a Nautionnier Knight, a pious man, and a virgin who, much like his bride, has vowed to devote himself to divine endeavors, and his plans do not include a wife. When he is tasked with settling a troublesome region, and installing the King’s new garrison, he neglects the most important charge of all—his lady. But the gentle spirit and quiet strength of Athelyna manifest a temptation he can neither ignore nor deny, and Demetrius finds himself fighting for the one thing he never thought he would want—her heart.

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To all those readers who love a must read historical romance with a spicy kick and have not read the Brethren series, congratulations today is your lucky day.  You have hit the reader jackpot!

Welcome to the Brethren, it’s time to meet your Knights. There are seven books and a novella in this series so far, each one promises to  sweep you off your feet. When you’re done with those,  take a journey back to the Origins and meet Arucard and Demetrius.

Each story that Barbara writes can be read as a standalone and promises to be a spicy adventure!  I have provided a link below of my previous reviews so be sure to check them out!

Stay tuned to the blog later as I post the cover reveal for the next book in Origins, another must read series! Sign up for my posts – this is one cover you won’t want to miss!

Happy Reading 🙂

Excerpt from Demetrius:

As the sun rose on his wedding day, Demetrius studied his reflection in the long mirror, practicing various expressions intended to convey in a convincing fashion his surprise, shock, and dismay at being rejected and abandoned at the altar. Given his dedication to faith and honor, he struggled with such rehearsed dissemblance, but he had no choice in the matter, as his audience included His Majesty, and Demetrius could not fail.

Resolved to stay his course, he pondered Athelyna’s current location and prayed she made it to her destination safe and sound. Thus he had to play his part to perfection, in order to protect her, else the consequences could be fatal, should their hastily sketched conspiracy to flout the Crown be discovered. So he altered his countenance, as he deemed appropriate.

At first, he flinched, opened wide his eyes and mouth, and gasped. Just as quick, he scowled. “Thou dost look ridiculous, and no one will believe ye art genuine in thy distress.”

Rolling his shoulders, he eased the tension investing his frame and made several attempts to compose the right mix of emotions. Varying between smiles and frowns, along with wild hand gestures for added authenticity, he thought he found a suitable combination and chuckled, until a pounding at the door had him jumping in earnest.

“Art thou ready to meet thy fate, brother?” Arucard peered around the edge of the heavy oak panel and grinned. “It is time to depart for the abbey.”

“Must ye appear so pleased by the prospect?” Demetrius scrutinized his dark blue velvet doublet trimmed in gold embroidery, the matching mantle, and the black chausses. Then he recalled his role in the dangerous game and grumbled a complaint, to which his fellow Nautionnier Knight laughed.

“In truth, I have been awaiting this day since I wed Isolde.” Then Arucard glanced at the table. “Thy trencher is empty.”

“Yea, what of it?” As a final touch, he donned the latest fashion, a livery collar of Esses wrought of gold, from which the badge of his new earldom hung. Of course, on the back had been etched the eight-pointed wind-star of the Brethren of the Coast, the order created to accommodate the exiled Templars.

“I mean no offense.” Arucard arched a brow. “But I chose to forgo a meal on the morn of my nuptials, as I did not wish to be ill and embarrass myself, because I was nervous as a virgin on her wedding night.”

“But thou were a virgin on thy wedding night.” And Demetrius remained similarly afflicted, but he refused to share that bit of information. “Shall we remove to the Chapter House, as I would not be late?”

“After thee.” With an exaggerated flourish, Arucard bowed, and Demetrius just resisted the urge to kick his old friend in the arse.

A carriage bearing the coat of arms associated with his title conveyed him to Westminster Abbey. With a calm façade, he strolled the cloister walk, until he reached the now familiar double-door entry topped with a Portland stone tympanum. On the steps of the Chapter House, the archbishop loomed as the specter of doom, but Demetrius reminded himself of the drama about to commence and swallowed his apprehension.

“Welcome, Sir Demetrius.” Archbishop Cobham flipped through the pages of a leather-bound tome. “Now that all parties are present, shall we begin?”

In that instant, Demetrius clutched his chest and, for a few seconds, sheer terror rang in his ears. Panic danced a merry jig down his spine, when his veiled bride, gowned in blue, the traditional color of purity, and escorted by her brother, marched forth. To Demetrius’s everlasting shame, he bent, vomited in the bushes, stumbled backwards, and fainted.

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Bestselling author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller. A Texan, through and through, Barbara hasn’t been without a book in her possession since she was in kindergarten. She wrote her first short story, a really cheesy murder-mystery, in high school, but it was a Christmas gift, a lovely little diary with a bronze lock, given to her in the fifth grade that truly inspired her love of writing.

After completing part of her undergraduate studies at the University of London, where she developed a love of all things British, Barbara returned home and began a career in banking. But the late 80s weren’t too promising for the financial industry, and every bank that hired Barbara soon folded. So she searched for a stable occupation, and the local police department offered the answer to her prayers.

Initially, Barbara wasn’t too sure about her new career in law enforcement, but she soon came to love being a police officer. And then one uncharacteristically cold and icy day in December 1998, Barbara was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail while working an accident on a major highway. Permanently disabled, she retired from the police department and devoted her time and energy to physical therapy.

Once Barbara got back on her feet, she focused on a new career in academia. She earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.

ICYMI Just click on the book title to be directed to my previous reviews:

Arucard (Brethren Origins Book 1)

Loving Lieutenant Douglas (Novella)

Enter the Brethren (Book 1)

My Lady, The Spy (Book 2)

The Most Unlikely Lady (Book 3)

One-Knight Stand (Book 4)

Captain of Her Heart (Book 5)

The Lucky One (Book 6)

In Love With An Improper Stranger (Book 7)

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