Genre: Historical

Excerpt: An Earl by Any Other Name by Lauren Smith

Excerpt: An Earl by Any Other Name by Lauren Smith

Without so much as another word, he bent his head. When their mouths were an inch apart, he captured her gaze, and something wild and hot passed between them as he slanted his mouth over hers. All worries and fears were destroyed in the wake of pleasure and fire. Heat and light burned through at that single kiss, like tender sparks shooting through the night over a healthy fire. A little moan escaped her as he teased her mouth open with his tongue. One of his hands grasped her hip, holding her firm between him and the tree as he pressed against her. The […]

Interview and Giveaway: A Most Unlikely Duke by Sophie Barnes

Interview and Giveaway: A Most Unlikely Duke by Sophie Barnes

What is their favorite place to visit? Denmark. It’s where I’m from. My parents have a summerhouse by the beach in the southern part and a house near Copenhagen. I love it there plus I get to see the rest of my family. What are 5 things you must have with you when you write? My laptop, a notebook, my Jane Austen Map of London, various pens in different colors and a hot cup of coffee. Do you have any post-publishing regrets? Yes! In my first book, How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back, Tchaikovsky is mentioned as a current figure. I meant to […]

ARC Review: The Day of the Duchess by Sarah Maclean

Posted 27th June 2017 by Izy
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ARC Review: The Day of the Duchess by Sarah Maclean

SPOILER FREE!! Also a mess but then again when are they not when I have too many feelings. I LOVEEEDD THIS SO MUCH!!! What’s it about: Seraphina, Duchess of Haven left her husband Malcom the Duke of Haven two years, seven months ago. She left without a trace and Malcom has spent this time searching for her, hating himself. Sera after losing the man she loved and then the only thing that connected him to her left her family and went to America. While Malcom spent the last years going over the past again and again. Sera was thinking of the future and she’s back […]

Excerpt: The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

Posted 2nd May 2017 by Izy
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Excerpt: The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

In 1938, farmer’s daughter Audrey Parsons was staying with her uncle, a tea planter who managed a remote plantation in the hills of Assam. Audrey was twenty-four, pretty, petite and fragile-looking, with a pink and white complexion, dark hair, big brown eyes and an infectious laugh. Six years earlier, after a whirlwind romance in England, she had sailed out to India to marry a young man who worked for her uncle. When she had first met him in England, Peter had seemed as exciting as Audrey could desire in a husband, and she had been in raptures as they went from ball to party […]

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Nothing Like a Duke by Jane Ashford

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Nothing Like a Duke by Jane Ashford

entally, because that was impossible. DzGo fetch help,dz commanded Flora. The dog didn’t move. DzSome clever gardeners. A footman from the house. Anyone. Go!dzDzPlato? Where are you, you dratted animal?dz called a voice nearby. DzLord Robert?dz she called. There was a short silence. DzFlora?dzDzYes. I’ve, ah, become entangled in some brambles. Plato doesn’t appear to care in the least. Or, actually, he’s staring at me as if it was all my fault.dz She frowned down at the dog. DzDoes he ever blink? He’s really a bit uncanny, don’t you—dzRobert appeared on the path. DzGood God!dz He started forward. DzBe careful! It’s very easy to […]

Review: Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Posted 13th April 2017 by Izy
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Review: Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas

HUGE five stars!! So Devil in Winter has been an all time fav historicals of my mine (and why the paperback i have looks really ugly now). So the moment this book landed on my kindle I was all over it…and didn’t even move the 4-5 hours it took me to read it Lady Pandora Ravenal, my sweet kind and very much ADHD suffering heroine. She’s was such a mixture of compassion, love, a penchant for trouble and intelligent that you couldn’t help fall in love with her. Lord Gabriel St. Vincent, the heir to the dukedom and a very responsible and conservative man. He […]

Review and Giveaway: Breathless by Beverly Jenkins + a special note from Beverly Jenkins

Review and Giveaway: Breathless by Beverly Jenkins + a special note from Beverly Jenkins

Such a great read! Portia ‘Duchess’ Carmichael is the manger of the Fontaine Hotel. Portia had a very difficult childhood which was further made difficult when her mother decides to abandon her sister and her to their aunt. It took a long time for Portia to pare her deep distrust of men that her mother was responsible for. Portia now has a lovely family, she loves her aunt and uncle like her parent and her sister. What she doesn’t want to be married or be in love. She is truly adamant that it she doesn’t need love that is before one cowboy comes back into […]

Review: Mad for the Plaid by Karen Hawkins

Posted 10th December 2016 by Izy
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Review: Mad for the Plaid by Karen Hawkins

Almost four stars I really enjoyed this one! Lady Alisa MacKenize is the Lard of the Castle Loed. After all her father is too busy with politics and her sisters married off with her loving grandmother to keep her company manages the castle and the people. Prince Nikolai of Oxenburg is not what he seems. He wears a mask, cloaks himself in whatever character he feels is required to get him what he wants. He doesn’t trust easily and hides his true self from almost everyone. They meet on a mission to rescue Niks grandmother and another. Both of who were Alisa’s guest when […]

Review: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

Posted 29th November 2016 by Izy
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Review: Duke of Pleasure by Elizabeth Hoyt

This was such a fun book! Filled with hidden identities, masquerade balls, an evil cult, adorable children and two great protagonists.  Duke of Kyle, Hugh Fitzroy, has returned from abroad five months ago after the death of his wife to take care of his children (Kit and Peter) and as a agent under the King, he has a mission to complete. The mission is to find the members of the Lord of Chaos cult, the members being all high ranking and most of them aristocrats of the society who are involved in some extremely corrupt and evil acts. Alf aka Ghost of St. Giles, Alf was […]

Character Interview with Seth by Author Dianne Duvall + Giveaway

Character Interview with Seth by Author Dianne Duvall + Giveaway

CHARACTER INTERVIEW Thank you for joining me!  I’m very happy to be here at A Fortress of Books, celebrating the release of my time travel romance RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY, the second book in my new series The Gifted Ones.  Often when I release a new book, I like to introduce readers to the characters they’ll find in it via character interviews.  While many authors interview their characters themselves, I prefer to let my characters interview each other . . . which poses a bit of a challenge for me this time.  The bulk of RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY takes place in 13th century England, and […]