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SILVER STORM ~ FREE

From a New York Times bestselling author comes the captivating novel hailed as “Romance the way it was meant to be.”

~ Dashing and untamable, André Raveneau is the Revolutionary War’s most reckless privateer captain when Devon Lindsay stows away aboard his ship after her Connecticut town has been burned by the British. Raveneau cynically agrees to deliver her to her childhood sweetheart in Virginia but doesn’t count on his own potent attraction to the enchanting, courageous Devon.

Although Raveneau has vowed to never succumb to love, can he stand by and watch Devon marry another man?

Through high adventure, swashbuckling sea battles, and the colorful history of America’s revolution, the couple struggles against the fiery passion that binds them together.

“This is my ALL-TIME favorite historical romance – and André Raveneau is my favorite hero! I’ve read hundreds upon hundreds of them and it simply doesn’t get any better than SILVER STORM.” ~ PAST ROMANCE, Historical Romance Reviews

A FAMILY AFFAIR ~ FREE

A Family Affair is where it all began…Heartache, Betrayal, Forgiveness, Redemption…all wrapped up in the people you will love to love, and those you will love to hate!

When Christine Blacksworth’s larger-than-life father is killed on an icy road in Magdalena, New York, a hundred miles from the ‘getaway’ cabin he visited every month, she discovers a secret that threatens everything she’s always held to be true. Her father has another family which includes a mistress and a daughter.

Determined to uncover the truth behind her father’s secret life, Christine heads to Magdalena, prepared to hate the people who have caused her to question everything she thought she knew about her father. But what she finds is a woman who understands her, a half sister who cherishes her, and a man who could love her if she’ll let him. The longer she’s around them, the more she questions which family is the real one. . .

Note: This book contains sexual content and profanity. While the author believes these situations are handled in good taste, she acknowledges some readers will choose to pass on this book.

BELLE OF CHARLESTON ~FREE!

Set against the backdrop of Antebellum Charleston with the martial clash of brother against brother looming on the horizon–here is an absorbing, tantalizing saga of life during one of our country’s most turbulent times–Southern Legacy Serial.
 
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In a world of pageantry and show, the Montgomery family accepts the way of life that has been antebellum Charleston for over a hundred years. Two cousins, the handsome and debonair, Wade Montgomery and the bold and brooding Cullen Smythe, were born to be brothers. Raised as Southern gentlemen,their character could never be questioned–loyalty, honor, duty to one’s country, God and family. It was the tie that binds until…their bond is threatened, not only by the cry for secession but by a woman–Josephine Buchanan Wright.

Josephine Buchanan Wright is a dutiful, southern belle. Her future seems fated to the two Montgomerys cousins…until all she has placed her faith in falls apart. As her life spirals out of control, she tries desperately to cling to the honor and duty that has been instilled in her. But how can she do so when all she has known is no more?

THE SUBSTITUTE ~ FREE

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling first book in The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank.

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it’s time to come clean–a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane–a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother.

Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?

 

*Books were free at time of creating the post

CHRISTMAS BOOK BLAST GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! TODAY!

CHRISTMAS BOOK BLAST GIVEAWAY!

TODAY’S GIVEAWAY AUTHORS

CARA MARSI

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ELAINE RACO CHASE

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JEAN STEWART HART

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MISSY MARTINE

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ZANNA MACZENZIE

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GEMMA JULIANA

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COLLEEN CONNALLY

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WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A WEEK OF GIVEAWAYS! For your chance to win a copy of an ebook from these authors- Comment! It’s that easy. If you have commented in the last two weeks you are already entered. If you don’t win today, you will still be entered the rest of the week…but you have to comment to win.

WINNERS will be announced on the CHRISTMAS BOOK BLAST PAGE! Winners will be responsible in contacting me at romanticpicks@aol.com

GOOD LUCK! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Just a little reminder…if you enjoy the books by these authors…or any author… take a moment and leave a review!

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CHRISTMAS BOOK BLAST AUTHOR- Mimi Barbour

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Mimi Barbour has offered to give away three kindle ebooks!!! Together For Christmas, Lovable Christmas Angel, and her newest release- She’s Not You!

Ms Barbour also has a book over on Goodreads up for Goodreads TBR list for Together Again. If you have time, stop by and give her a vote!!

DON’T FORGET to comment for your chance to win one of Ms Barbour’s books!!!

TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS

**”TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS” finalled in the Gayle Wilson Contest 2012***           

Praise for “Together for Christmas”

“Witty,Charming, Entertaining–A Must Holiday Read” ~ Reviewed by fan of books

“A story to warm your heart – a delightful story of two people falling in love, inside one
body.” ~ Reviewed by Jo-Ann Carson

Overview:

She’s happy existing inside him – her spirit joined with his. He hates it – another female to mess with his head and turn his life upside down. So what if it’s Christmas! If you like the idea of a girl with attitude taking over a workaholic’s body and making him do the special Christmas chores she’s had planned before the holidays, then you will love how he comes to adore the little witch and ends up doing anything he can to win her love.

More reviews:

“41/2 stars – Two hearts beating as one” ~ Reviewed by Tina R

“Really Really enjoyed this Book. Fantastic Romance book. Amazing story line, found it
hard to leave the book, Couldn’t wait to read next Series. Wow love this Book. Keeps you on your toes, can’t wait to see what’s next. Really enjoyed it recommed to you all…. ~ Reviewed by Marie E. Price

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Loveable Christmas Angels – The book that Christmas story-lovers NEED to read!! Cry for sure, laugh a little and pass it on to your favorite friends!!

PRAISE for Lovable Christmas Angel

Best story of the season~ ~reviewed by Buddy’s Pal
Sad, touching ,romantic and a bit devious ~ ~reviewed by Shirleen MillerMimi Barbour presents all of these kinds of love and more in a warm and touching
story just right for the holiday season ~ ~reviewed by Bibi’s Buddy
I tried this story and was not disappointed ~ ~reviewed by Kelsey Tanner

Overview:Motherless and scared, the child needs love and a home
but he’s taken an instant dislike to Leilani. New to Hawaii, she’s willing to be
his guardian and tries to win his affection. Same with the smooth and sexy hotel
owner. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be going her way!!

More reviews:Delightful reading. Will make you want to read the rest of the Angel series ~~reviewed
by Nancy Radke

A beautiful story you’re sure to enjoy  ~~reviewed by Hogwarts wannabe

This is the warm kind of Christmas story that’ll have you saying “awww” when you finish!!

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She’s Not You is Christmastime magic!!!

A heart-warming Christmas tale told of two people who find each other at just the right time of the year.

Charming characters bring this story to life:

**Belle’s an out-of-work young mother, desperately sick and running from a depressed brother-in-law who wants her for himself.

**Jesse’s a soft-hearted man who lives in the past and won’t let it go.

**Add in a three-year-old girl child who will win your heart and a small puppy as cute as can be and this story has it all!!

Praise for She’s Not You

“A great story of hope and promise. As usual, Mimi delivers a great book.” ~ Reviewed
by Shirleen Miller

“Mimi Barbour delivers a story of love, forgiveness and second chances in her trademark style leaving us with a lump in our throat.
Elvis lovers may want to listen to his music as they read. But with or without a soundtrack this is a Christmas story that will stand the test of time.” ~ Reviewed by Pat Amsden

Praise for Mimi’s Work:

“Barbour spins a difficult story with ease. Her prose is smooth. Her characters rich and her plot fast paced. She delivers the well-deserved happily ever after ending
perfectly.” ~ Reviewed by Jo-Ann Carson

“With all of the terrible things that are happening in this world, sometimes you just need a shot of happiness. I’m glad that Mimi realizes that this need exists and is
able to create this happiness to share with us.” ~ Reviewed by Leandra Hanes

Thursday’s Romantic Picks Freebie- Mad About You Box Set by Stephanie Bond

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School Days Free ParTay! For Two Days Only, Aug. 21st – 22nd, MAD ABOUT YOU will be FREE! If you like MAD ABOUT YOU you might also like these other FREE books:

Big Girls Don’t Cry
, She’s the Blonde Barracuda–the press loves her, the politicians fear her, the mob wants to kill her. By Taylor Lee.

Safe By His Side,
A madman is out for revenge against the woman who put him in jail. By Rita Herron.

Bounty, A murder on a darkened highway, and love arrives in the most dangerous of places. By Lorhainne Eckhart.

The Huntress, The first time they met, he shot her. By Dorothy McFalls.

Songs for Perri, James Bondish type romantic suspense with a rock-star hero. By Nancy Radke.

To enter to win a 
Kindle and $25 worth of Amazon gift cards, simply visit FreePartay.com and sign up for our newsletter!

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MAD ABOUT YOU is a boxed set of three beloved romances to make you love…laugh…and sigh.
This boxed set contains the following full-length books by Stephanie Bond:

LICENSE TO THRILL (a romantic mystery) She’s between a rock and a hard body….

ALMOST A FAMILY (a heartwarming romance) Fate gave them a second chance at love…
THREE WISHES (a romantic comedy) Be careful what you wish for…

Friday Freebies!

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She hopes to gain his affections

For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true…that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancé by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort…

He is determined to ruin her

Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing…

But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.

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Blood Slave.
Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. No matter what becomes of her though, Aria knows that she must keep her identity hidden from the monsters imprisoning her. She has already been branded a member of the rebellion, but the vampires do not know the true depth of her involvement with it, and they must never know. Though hoping for death, Aria’s world is turned upside down when a vampire named Braith steps forward to claim her. He delays her execution, but Aria knows it’s only a matter of time before he drains her, and destroys her. Especially once she learns his true identity as a prince within the royal family; the same royal family that started the war that ultimately brought down humankind, reducing them to nothing more than servants and slaves. Aria is determined to hate the prince, determined not to give into him in anyway, but his strange kindness, and surprising gentleness astonish her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known, and a love she never dreamed of finding.

Book 1 of 4

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Katrina Mahoney has a very full life attending university to study a law degree, training for triathlons and now she is working part time as well. She couldn’t possibly find time for a relationship, especially after her last one ended so catastrophically.

Right now she is content focusing on work, study and training while hanging out with her best friend David Taylor, a womaniser with a heart of gold that would do anything for Katrina – except watch her get hurt again.

That is, until the dashing Elliot Roberts, a junior solicitor from her work, shows an interest in her despite their office’s ‘No Dating’ policy.

Katrina struggles with following her heart or following her mind and has trouble seeing where her heart truly lies.

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Whispers of a Legend saga: Kela Calledwdele was born with a destiny, a Euchoun with only one purpose in life…to protect. Torn between two worlds, Kela soon discovers she is the hope of both. Now she must find the courage to face the destiny fate has dictated to her.

Kela has always known what path in life she would follow. She was born a Euchoun. Half Witheleghean, a passive peaceful race where magic runs freely and the other half, Sordarin, a valiant warrior race of hawkmen who rule the sky, she knows well her parents gave the ultimate sacrifice to give her a chance to live. Yet, in so doing, they have left Kela unprepared to face the dangers that await her. Her instincts are to protect and in this she does, but in so doing it leads her into a world where she knows not whom to trust. In time her power matures and grows stronger when she bonds with a Sordarin warrior, Cono. She learns well why she holds the power. An evil as no other before, Asmeodai, has emerged but all is not what it seems as a dark cloak encompasses her family. Betrayal, distrust, treachery leaves Kela alone. She is torn by her desire for Cono and the purpose, the path, she has been given to follow. And when another emerges within her world, one who seemly wants only to help her along her path, she is pulled further away from her Sordarin.

Shadows of the Past, Book One of the Whispers of a Legend is the first in nine installments of the saga. It is a journey of a young woman’s battle to embrace her destiny. Whispers of a Legend follows Kela along this conflicting path, where as a young woman unsure of her ability and her confidence in facing the challenges before her to where she emerges as a strong leader who learns to lean upon her own strength, to stand not behind, but side by side with her warrior.

The Legend Continues…

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Forbidden Passions.
Deadly secrets.
A love that will stand against it all.

Liquid fire poured into me, filling me with the intimate sense of him as he leaned in to claim my lips with his own. I reached for him, needing him closer, needing to feel his flesh against mine, but my arms couldn’t close the distance between us, which grew wider with each hitched breath. So close to finally feeling something real, something carnal and deep, I cried out in frustration, dropping my hands as he disappeared. My cries deepened into a frenzy of panic and my eyes flew open. I clutched my blanket and stilled myself to calm my racing heart.

Just a dream. Always just a dream.

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See where the USA Today Bestselling Author Kathleen Brooks began!
This is the first book in Kathleen Brooks’ Best-Selling Bluegrass Series.

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?