Christmas

Merry Christmas! Advent Calander Day 25 #CountDownToChristmas

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Merry Christmas my wonderful friends, my shining stars, my sunshines!!

Not a huge, taxing post just a thank you from the bottom of my heart for not only sticking with me as I counted down to Chrismas but also for sticking with the blog for so long, it means the world to me to be able to share with you all my love of reading and books, and to be able to introduce you all to some of my favourite authors and their beautiful words. I hope, I have put a smile on your faces and added many more books to your towering TBR piles – I know a few of you have let me know you have been inspired to try a few new authors and purchased their books, for that, I thank you and those few words made my Christmas.

I think it only fitting, that I finish my Christmas Countdown, as I started with a festive Hottie!

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A little look back…

(Reviews for all can be found on the blog)

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So that is it, I’ll be back after the Christmas holidays with my Best Books of the Year and hopefully (fingers crossed) a few of those reviews, which I have unfortunately neglected to post, until then my lovely friends I hope you all have the most wonderful Christmas – for those who don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a fabulous holiday and I will see you all very soon! xx

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 24 #CountDownToChristmas

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Hello, my little festive shiny stars!!

We are nearly there, only one more sleep to go. Thank you all for joining me as I counted down the days to Christmas, I do hope you have all enjoyed my own unique take on the Christmas Advent Calendar, I have had so much fun putting these posts together….the research I have done for you all, scrolling through images of ‘Hottie’s’ to find the perfect one for each post, it has been a tough job 😉 I hope, I have made you all smile and introduced you to some brilliant authors and their books. Today’s is a little different, it is Christmas Eve after all so I had to have something special. So what is beyond the penultimate Advent Calendar door?

Go on then, have a look.

On the twenty-fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with a festive Hottie – or four?

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With no swooning, or lamenting over handsome eyes and sexy bottoms, there is only one thing I can say; let me introduce you toThe Lochmore Legacy!

The series is linked by setting – a castle in the Highlands of Scotland – and by a feud between two clans that spans the centuries. It is different in that each book is set during a different era His Convenient Highland Wedding (Janice Preston) is set in the Victorian era. The heroine makes a shocking discovery, and clues to the mystery are gradually uncovered as we go back in time through the Regency era (Lara Temple), Tudor (Elisabeth Hobbes) and finally Medieval (Nicole Locke), when the truth about that mysterious discovery is finally revealed.

His Convenient Highland Wedding

Bought by her husband…

Bound by secrets of their past!

The start of The Lochmore Legacy – A Scottish castle through the ages! Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once, now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but low born Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long…?

Unlaced By The Highland Duke

In bed with the Duke!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Lochmore’s young son, practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored—as always. But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far more dangerous! When Benneit is expected to propose to another, how can Jo dream of becoming his duchess?

A Runaway Bride For The Highlander

Lost in the Highlands

Found by the Scottish Earl!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Far from her home in France, Marguerite Vallon escapes her arranged marriage to a man she despises. Stowing away in a stranger’s cart, she finds herself headed deep into the Highlands with Ewan Lochmore, new Earl of Glenarris! Ewan vows to protect her. But maybe the freedom Marguerite has been searching for can be found with this rugged warrior…

Secrets Of A Highland Warrior

The key to his past…

…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?

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I do hope you have enjoyed my little count down to Christmas, and that I have inspired and sent you off in a festive swooning tizzy, I couldn’t think of a better way to get into the festive spirit on this Christmas Eve than with this beautiful series. Honestly, this series is a masterpiece of collaborative writing. Here I would usually blather on and on about how much I adore the authors and their books, but do you really want to read all of that again? I’m sure Janice, Lara, Elisabeth and Nicole would rather you go out and grab copies of their amazing books than listen to me, I think everyone knows by now just how much I adore and admire them and their writing.

 

Until tomorrow my Sunshines, have a lovely Christmas Eve!

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 23 #CountDownToChristmas

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Hello my little festive sunshines, we are on day twenty-three in my count down to Christmas. We are so close now, are you getting excited? So, what is beyond the Advent Calendar door today? Go on then, have a look.

On the twenty-three day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with a festive Hottie?

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Let me introduce you to two beautiful and immensely seductive heroes, who will make you weep for them and then swoon because of them.

A Holiday By Gaslight

“Readers will easily fall for Sophie and Ned in their gaslit surroundings.” -Library Journal, starred review

A Courtship of Convenience

Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion–or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett House for Christmas and give him one last chance to win her? Only this time there’ll be no false formality. This time they’ll get to know each other for who they really are.

The Lost Letter

A PROUD BEAUTY

When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, society beauty Sylvia Stafford finds work as a governess in a merchant’s household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood…until a mysterious visitor convinces her to temporarily return to her former life – and her former love.

A SCARRED BEAST

Colonel Sebastian Conrad is no longer the dashing cavalry officer Sylvia once fell in love with. Badly scarred during the Sepoy Rebellion, he has withdrawn to his estate in rural Hertfordshire where he lives in near complete seclusion. Brooding and tormented, he cares nothing for the earldom he has inherited – and even less for the faithless beauty who rejected him three years before.

A SECOND CHANCE

A week together in the remote Victorian countryside is the last thing either of them ever wanted. But when fate intervenes to reunite them, will a beastly earl and an impoverished beauty finally find their happily-ever-after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?

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I hope, I have inspired and started your Festive season with some serious swooning! I absolutely adore Mimi’s work, she is an amazingly gifted writer, and for me, there isn’t any other who can write Victorian romance as flawless as her. Her stories are full of pure emotion, passion, love and the best broodingly beautiful and sexy heroes you will ever meet. I know you will fall in love with Sophie & Edward and Sylvia & Sebastion just as much as I did.

 

Until tomorrow, have a lovely day!

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 22 #CountDownToChristmas

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Hello my little festive sunshines, we are on day twenty-two in my count down to Christmas. We are so close now, so, what is beyond the Advent Calendar door today? Go on then, have a look.

On the twenty-second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with a festive Hottie?

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Let me introduce you to two of the most delectable and hugely swoonsome chap’s you will meet, ladies time to reach for those fans 😉

The Marriage Rescue

Rescued by her enemy

Will she meet him at the altar?

Romani Selina Agres has despised the gentry ever since her mother was murdered by a cruel aristocrat. But she’s not sure what to think when Edward Fulbrooke, that very man’s nephew, rescues her from an angry horde. Edward may be different from other nobles but Selina’s distrust runs deep. So she’s shocked when he proposes marriage to protect her and her people! Can she accept?

Scandalously Wed To The Captain

Bound to a stranger

…in a secret ceremony!

With her finances, reputation and heart all broken by a family scandal, Grace Linwood seeks employment. But the lady she’s companion to isn’t long for this world. She’s intent on seeing Grace protected and quickly wed to her son, curt and closed-off Captain Spencer Dauntsey. With little choice, all Grace can say is ‘I do’ …but who is the man she has just married?

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I hope, I have inspired and started your Festive season with some serious lust! Even though Joanna is a relatively new author, from these two stunning books you just know that she is going to reach the stars with her writing. Her stories are not only extremely beautiful and romantic, but they are so different from any other. Her heroes are essentially my bread and butter; brooding, damaged, flawed, sexy as hell with two strong and equally fragile women to take them in hand. I hope you will fall in love with Selina & Edward and Grace & Spencer as much as I have.

 

Until tomorrow, have a lovely day!

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 21 #CountDownToChristmas

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Hello my little festive sunshines, we are on day twenty-one in my count down to Christmas. Not long to go now, so, what is beyond the Advent Calendar door today? Go on then, have a look.

On the twenty-first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with a festive Hottie?

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Let me introduce you to a group of devilishly delicious bachelors, who you’d be more than happy to be locked away on a perilous sail across the ocean with 😉

Courting The Forbidden Debutante

Court a beautiful debutante…

Or fulfil his quest for vengeance?

Part of Scandalous Australian Bachelors. When Sam Robertson returns to London after making his fortune in Australia he has one mission―revenge upon the Earl who had him wrongly convicted and sent away years before. But when he meets Lady Georgina, the Earl’s daughter, Sam’s plan is thrown into disarray. Their admiration is mutual…but is his hunger for her stronger than his thirst for retribution?

Reunited With His Long-Lost Cinderella

The Society lady

And the return of her first love…

Part of Scandalous Australia Bachelors: When widow Lady Francesca attends a masquerade ball, she’s shocked to meet Ben Crawford again. She’d loved him, once, before her awful marriage, before he’d been transported to Australia as a convict. Now a wealthy landowner, Ben’s contempt of her burns almost as strong as their attraction. She knows he believes she betrayed him – so she must put the past right, before it’s too late…

Her Rags-To-Riches Christmas

A Christmas miracle rescue!

But dare she wish for more?

Wrongfully-convicted and transported to Australia, Alice Fillips is saved from public flogging by wealthy landowner George Fitzgerald. Working as a domestic servant at his farm feels worlds away from her old life. But as the connection between her and George boils over, she’s torn between her fear of trusting anyone…and the tantalising glimpse of the fresh start this man could offer…

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I hope, I have inspired and started your Festive season with some serious lusty swooning! I have come to absolutely adore laura’s writing, I only discovered her work this year, but from that very first book, I was completely hooked. Her books are full of passion, seductive heroes and the most original and brilliant stories. I hope you will fall in love with her bachelors and the feisty women who have tamed them as much as I did.

 

Until tomorrow, have a lovely day!

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 20 #CountDownToChristmas

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Hello my little festive sunshines, we are on day twenty in my count down to Christmas. Can you believe there are only four days left of my countdown, this has gone so fast! Anyway, what is beyond the Advent Calendar door today? Go on then, have a look.

On the twentieth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with a festive Hottie?

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Let me introduce you to some delectable, growling, swoonsome Vikings who will have you begging to be thrown over their shoulders and taken away 😉

Sent As The Viking’s Bride

She’s the wife he doesn’t want…

…and the woman he needs!

Desperate to escape her murderous brother-in-law and protect her young sister, Ragnhild agrees to marry an unknown warrior, and arrives penniless at his remote island. Only Gunnar Olafson’s belief in love died with his family—he does not want a bride! But as yuletide approaches Ragnhild transforms his isolated existence. Can she melt her Viking warrior’s frozen heart?

The Warrior’s Viking Bride

A Viking maiden destined for the battlefield…

…in bed with her captor!

As a female warrior, Dagmar Kolbeinndottar knows she’s not meant for marriage and a family. Until she’s kidnapped by Celtic warlord Aedan mac Connall, who has been tasked with returning Dagmar to her estranged father. Fighting her father’s orders to marry, Dagmar declares she will take no one but her abductor, expecting Aedan to refuse…but he’s intent on making her his bride!

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I hope, I have inspired and started your Festive season with some serious lusty swooning! Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Michelle’s books, she is the queen of the Viking romance! Her stories are steamy and vivid, her heroes will have you melting and swooning, whereas her heroines will make you proud of the female race as they are strong and feisty. I know you will fall in love with Gunnar & Ragnhild and Aedan & Dagmar as much as I have.

 

Until tomorrow, have a lovely day!

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Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 19 #CountDownToChristmas

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Hello my little festive sunshines, we are on day nineteen in my count down to Christmas. So, what is beyond the Advent Calendar door today? Go on then, have a look.

On the nineteenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with a festive Hottie?

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Let me introduce you to two beautiful and enchanting stories, which will warm the cockles of your heart.

Wishes Under a Starlit Sky

When life doesn’t go to plan, you can write yourself a new story…

From the outside, Harper Hayes looks like she is winning at life.

She has an amazing job as a script writer, a wonderful house, an awesome best friend and an incredible husband. Yes, life seems to be pretty, dare she say it? Perfect?

But life is about to throw more than one spanner in the works of Harper’s picture perfect existence and at the busiest time of the year too.

As Christmas approaches, Harper will have some soul searching to do to decide if there really is such thing as the happily-ever-after she writes about.

For fans of Josie Silver, Karen Swan and Sarah Morgan, Lucy Knott weaves a festive story that will move you to laughter and tears.

How to Bake a New Beginning

Three sisters. One trip to Italy. The chance to change their lives.

Amanda has always taken the role of big sister seriously. She has her life in order, a fantastic job in a great restaurant, a wonderful house and a best friend who’s a rock star. But Amanda’s beginning to realise that her life is missing one monumental piece.

Sabrina is living the high life in LA. Her Instagram is full of lavish parties, her tweets are brimming with celebrity names, but in reality she’s stuck behind a desk working for a boss who is determined to make her suffer. Is it time for her to stand up and take charge of her life?

Louisa has always been drowned out by her sister’s successes. As the university dropout she’s always felt third best. But a chance encounter in a little Italian village may be about to change that….

When their beloved grandfather passes away these sisters are forced to take another look at their lives. These three sisters are about to embark on a journey of self-discovery that could just lead them down a road of romance (with a little help from the kitchen)!

Perfect for fans of Jenny Oliver, Carole Mathews and Lucy Diamond.

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I hope, I have inspired and started your Festive season with some serious swooning! Lucy is easily one of my favourite authors for delicious and heart-warming love stories. She is one of the most talented and genuinely lovely authors around. Her characters have real heart and I know you will fall in love with them as much as I have.

 

Until tomorrow, have a lovely day!

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