Now that you have a new Kindle, Nook, tablet or smartphone, why not load it up with some wonderful things to read? Throughout the month of January, I’ll be posting suggestions to help you choose a good book to cuddle up with on those cold winter nights!
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THE THORN & THE THISTLE
Scottish historical romance by Julie Moffett
The Thorn: Six years after the Scot’s bloody defeat at the killing fields of Culloden, Rolf St. James was sent by the king to apprehend the Black Wolf, powerful leader of the Scottish resistance and laird of the MacLeod clan. When he captured a dark-haired beauty on one of his raids, he thought she would be the perfect weapon, his key to the Wolf’s secrets.
The Thistle: Megan MacLeod would do anything to protect her clan. That’s why she could never trust her ruthless English captor. Although he was a thorn in her side, with each passing day she felt her resistance melt from the honor and tenderness beneath his dark exterior. In order to prove his intentions were noble, she would have to risk family, country, and her heart before peace could ever be restored to her beloved homeland.
“Ms. Moffett’s lyrical prose can almost be heard by the reader. Few authors can use dialect so skillfully in their stories while retaining the smooth flow of the writing of the story. Ms. Moffett accomplishes both in a tension-filled, heartfelt romance of honor and betrayal.” – Romantic Times
“Julie Moffett is an author who jumps between time-travel and historical sub-genres and I can’t wait to read her next offering. If her next book proves even better than this one, we’re looking at five-heart territory.” – The Romance Reader
Find it at Carina Press, Amazon and B&N
Julie Moffett is a bestselling and award-winning author who writes in the genres of historical romance, paranormal romance and mystery. Learn more about Julie and her books on Facebook, Twitter and her website.
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Historical Romance/1935 Hollywood by Georgie Lee
Vivien Howard is the only female director at Lion Studios. She has a string of hits and a passion for her latest project, the Civil War love story Storm of the South. Weston Holmes is the handsome partner of Holmes International, the parent company of Lion Studios. Averse to risk and focused on the bottom line, he’s worried that audiences won’t accept an epic war picture directed by a young woman. With Hollywood in the midst of the Great Depression and the Women’s Decency League railing against working women, Vivien struggles to convince Weston that she is the best director to make this movie. When a publicity mishap results in their staged marriage, Vivien and Weston must learn to overcome their differences to finish the film and find their own classic Hollywood ending.
Find it on Amazon
A dedicated history and film buff, author Georgie Lee loves combining her passion for Hollywood, history and storytelling through romantic fiction. She began writing professionally at a small TV station in San Diego before moving to Hollywood to work in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry. In addition to historical fiction, Georgie writes contemporary romance novels and novellas. Please visit www.georgie-lee.com for more information about Georgie and her books.
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AN INFAMOUS MARRIAGE
Regency historical romance by Susanna Fraser
Read An Infamous Marriage if you like marriage of convenience stories, seeing a hero repent and even grovel a bit, or if you just like a lot of history along with the sexiness in your historical romance.
“just the right amount of steam and plenty of emotion” – The Romanceaholic
“Fans of understated, atmospheric Regencies like those by Carla Kelly and Edith Layton won’t want to miss this.” – Willaful at Karen Knows Best
Susanna Fraser is a history geek, a sports geek, and a geek-geek. She lives in Seattle with her husband and 8-year-old daughter, and when not writing or at her day job can be found reading, watching cooking competition shows (favorites include Chopped, Worst Cooks in America, and The Next Iron Chef), going to Mariners games, or singing. Visit her website or follow her on Twitter.
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For more suggestions, see…
Jan 7 – Science Fiction
Jan 9 – Paranormal
Jan 11 – Western
Jan 14 – Steampunk
Jan 16 – Historical Romance
Jan 18 – Erotic
Jan 21 – Romantic Suspense
Jan 23 – Regency
Jan 25 – Mystery
Jan 28 – Contemporary Romance
Jan 30 – Fantasy