With her shining gift for “exquisite and enchanting” (Bookpage) storytelling, Jude Deveraux sweeps readers away in a breathtaking follow-up to her beloved New York Times bestseller, The Summerhouse—where a marvelous new adventure awaits.
Magic most definitely resides in the Maine summerhouse where the mysterious Madame Zoya has granted the innermost wishes of its visitors. Now, three women have come to this special place with one thing in common: a painful past they would each like to rewrite. Amy, who hides a heartbreaking loss behind her seemingly perfect marriage and family...Faith, a widow in her thirties whose deepest grief is for a man from years ago...and Zoe, an artist shunned by her hometown for reasons she doesn’t know, after a traumatic night erased her memory.
With their mystical powers, Madame Zoya and her sister Primrose are about to transport the trio to eighteenth-century England to alter Amy’s ancestry. But although surprises await each of them, will stepping back in time bring the women the happy endings they seek?
Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Are you looking for good summer romances? Maybe something to read at the beach or in a hammock with a nice glass of your favorite summertime wine nearby? Look no further! This weeks wine / book pair is brought to you by USA Bestselling Author Ann Omasta's The Keys to My Diary : Fern and a beautiful bottle of Angeline Chardonnay. (Little book lovers' note: I pooped this one onto my kindle this morning for FREE! It looks like it will be a very fun, summer read.) Set in the Florida Keys, The Keys to My Diary is the perfect beach bag accessory so grab up a copy and a glass of Angeline then let the summer fun commence. Wishing you all many great wine and romance finds this summer and, as always, lots of happy reading!
Hi, there! Would YOU like to take a peek in my diary?
Wait, we haven't been introduced. My name is Fern, and by some wonderful stroke of good luck, I live in the beautiful, tropical Florida Keys.
My life is wacky, often wild, and always entertaining. From my love-hate relationship with the book, The Secret, to my encounters with cursing parrots and skittering crabs, the summations of my offbeat life will make you laugh right along with me.
It is a particularly exciting year because I finally meet the man of my dreams! Or is he?
This fast-paced story is an intimate look inside my life as I go all-in and hand over the keys to my diary. Go ahead...Take a PEEK!
Spend some time with the lady Kirkus Reviews calls 'fun, likable company.' Fans of Julia Kent, Tracy Brogan, and Melanie Summers are sure to enjoy this lighthearted romantic comedy. Get your copy of The Keys to My Diary: Fern now.
P.S. Now featuring a BONUS epilogue!
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Happy Book Teaser Tuesday!
Pale, cold mistress of the serpent’s lair, blood red lips and coal black hair…
Odile is a fantasy, fairy tale romance inspired by the legendary ballet, Swan Lake. This dark fairy tale will be another magically, seductive story about a world where things are not always as they seem. Odile is the reviled villainness of Aarroughac, the castle inhabited by a dark and evil sorcerer, Count Rothebart.
When a terrible, dark magic sweeps the land of Eldwith and results in death, Odile is accused of the crime. Von Rothebart vanishes, leaving her to face the wrath of an entire kingdom alone. When a mysterious stranger with darkly magical powers of his own enters the scene, he seems intent on using the infamous Black Swan temptress for his own devices.
Are the tales told of The Black Swan true? Is she a murderess and a sorceress to be feared or is she the only thing standing between true evil and the fall of a kingdom?
Hmm, only time will tell in the magical story of the Black Swan unfolds.
An Enchanted Lands Romance.
Adult Fairy tale retell, contains mature content, sex and some violence. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
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Hey everybody, happy Friday! Just wanted to put up a short post today to congratulate the winners of my giveaways last week at author Eve L. Mitchell's Release party for her new book Dark Heart (which if you don't have yet, #gogetit ). Congratulations to Carli Ashdown, Valerie Elizabeth Place and Jan Marshall. Thanks so much for playing ladies, and helping make the party a great success!
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Wine Wednesday is back! Yayy -- my Romance, Reads & Wine posts have been MIA for a couple of weeks due to May being a whirlwind of activity kind of month. Now that summer has decided that it's definitely on its way (fingers crossed here in Colorado --my kids' end of year school picnic saw us sledding and snowball fighting, no joke), I'm hoping for some lazy days. The kind that involve wine and a favorite romantic read.
This week's wine / book pair is brought to you by Melanie A. Smith's All of Me and Katy Michaud's Cab Sav. All of Me is book 2 in Smith's Safeguarded Heart series and is a page turning read. So prepare yourself by pouring a glass of Michaud Cab Sav and then settle in.
Happy start to the summer months everyone and happy reading!
Fresh off a series of life-changing events, real estate mogul Serafina Evans has decided to pursue the man she loves – the stubborn, intelligent, charming, and devastatingly handsome Alessandro Giordano. And while Alessandro is finally free of the ties that bound him, that revelation was followed by his insistence that he must return to his home country of Italy. So, Sera must track him down and find out why he left … and if there’s any hope left for their love.
But as much as her life has changed lately, nothing can prepare Sera for the challenges and lessons in love, loss, and tragedy that are yet to come. This will include her biggest lesson yet: how to persevere through it all and mend a repeatedly shattered heart to do the impossible – give all of herself to someone. But is it something she’s ready for?
Note: This is a full length novel and the second book in a steamy contemporary romantic suspense series that is intended to be read in order. This book includes mature content, and as such is not recommended for readers under 18 years of age, or those who might be offended by such material.
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Happy Book Teaser Tuesday! One of my favorites from Crystal Tide, Tides of Atlantis.
A breathless minute passed. Xieran could barely hold himself back from rushing through the crowd of cultists because he knew what was coming. Karina, they had her.
He could feel her presence, sense her like he could the others but it was a different kind of sensing. He’d always be able to feel her, that he knew. He remembered the way he’d felt the first time she’d ripped into the water vault and smashed into him. It wasn’t the same sense he got from wicked spirits. What he got from her was different. This was a fire inside of him that only she brought to life. It was love. He loved her. She was his and he’d know her, feel her, anywhere. It was love. He loved her.
Still rocking under the powerful realization he’d just made, he shook with rage at what came next.
Down through the group walked four men. They carried a wooden slab between them supported by long poles over their shoulders. Karina was strapped to the board, naked, her eyes glazed. They’d drugged her. Xieran’s hands clenched into fists. He jerked forward to spring out of the cave, but Krav held him back.
“Wait,” the serpent said.
Xieran glared like he would kill him but then Krav pointed to the dais. Two guards stood on either side. They both held long sickle swords across the fronts of their bodies. She’d be killed immediately if he went rushing in.
Desires and Passion are brewing in the Tides - as unexpected as a hurricane and as old as an ancient land.
“That’s the funny thing about will…sometimes your own bumps up against that of another’s.” ~Xieran Amphere, Crystal Tide
Devastated by the loss of both parents and running scared after a break-in at her home, Kay Laurens jumps on the first plane out of Denver heading south to Miami. There she meets up with, of all people, a love psychic for answers. On the tip of the Bermuda Triangle, she is swept up into the dark world of an ancient cult and sent on the ride of her life. Then her incense induced visions come to life in the form of an inter-world travelling, suspicious and sinfully hot immortal agent for Mt. Olympus.
Xieran has no memory of who he was before being stolen by Hermes. The Greek god uses him to enter Earth’s sphere under the guise of an affluent art dealer in search of an elusive artifact which, if he can find, will win him his freedom. When his latest mission is brought up short by a female grad student breaking into his complex travel system, he can’t help but be suspicious. It makes no difference that he finds her more and more irresistible with each encounter. With demon outbreaks, nefarious characters working in the Underworld and a power struggle of epic proportions going on, no one can be trusted.
As they are thrown into the Tides together, Kay and Xieran set out on a whirlwind adventure, racing through the streets of Rome, Miami and even Western Australia to chase down the answers that will win them their freedom from the overbearing gods. Will they come to terms with destiny and conquer the evil taking over the Tides, or will they succumb to the passion growing between them?
Join the forming crew of Poseidon’s defenders against the Underworld in book two of Amanda V. Shane’s Tides of Atlantis series!
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About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.