Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Bewitching Blurbs

Hi everyone,

Here’s another instalment of Bewitching Blurbs.  J



To Dream of a Highlander
By Samantha Holt

Sent on a rescue mission, Finn mac Chaluim is prepared to do his duty, hand over the lass and return home.

But fate has other ideas.

In the midst of a Norse invasion, Catriona barely escapes with her life. Masquerading as her sister, she finds herself in the hands of Finn who intends to hand her over to her sister’s betrothed, Laird Gillean. In the interests of bringing peace to her home, Catriona is determined to continue the ruse—even if it means going along with the marriage and denying her growing attraction to a man who keeps his hurts hidden behind a quick grin.

If the green faery, Tèile, has anything to do with it, Catriona and Finn will come together—but only at the right time. Thanks to her last attempt at matchmaking, many paths were changed and now it’s up to her to put it right. Can she help Finn—who learned the hard way that sharing your life with someone only leads to heartache—get past his doubts? And will the battle-scarred Catriona even accept him into her heart? When Laird Gillean’s attentions toward Catriona become dangerous, both Finn and Tèile will find they have an uphill battle on their hands

The Collector
By Nora Roberts
When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Suddenly, the woman with no permanent ties finds herself almost wishing for one. . . .

Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence—against himself or others. He recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Ash longs to paint her as intensely as he hungers to touch her. But their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession. . . .

Australian Marriages
By Emma Darcy
Mischief and Marriage
Marriage was the last thing on Ashley Harcourt’s mind when she met Harry Cliffton. But William, Ashley’s enterprising young son, had other ideas! He saw Harry and decided he’d make a perfect father, and to his surprise, Harry found he liked the idea of an instant family.
With William on his side, all Harry had to do was prove to Ashley that mischief and marriage was the perfect combination...just like they were.

A Marriage Betrayed
Adopted but now alone, Kristy went in search of her natural family. When Armand Dutournier burst into her life, accusing her of betrayals she had not committed, Kristy could only wonder — could she possibly have a twin?
Armand was her only lead to the family she yearned for, but his drive for vengeance — and the powerful attraction between them — made accepting his proposition highly dangerous!
Bride of His Choice
Five sisters and Richard Seymour has to marry one in order to gain control of the Durant financial empire.
Made to feel the ugly duckling by her glamorous family, Leigh Durant is stunned when Richard chooses to marry her! His proposition is very tempting, and they do share an intense physical attraction. But is she truly the bride he wants...or just the easiest path to power?

Prudence and the Mighty Flynn
By Sarah Evans
Prudence Stark, dumped a week before her wedding because her fiancé reckons she’s boring, decides to turn her humdrum world upside down and live adventurously – trying all the things she’s always been too shy, too sensible or too chicken to do.

She leaves her teaching job in England to fly to the great Australian outback where she meets gorgeous cattle station owner and commitment-phobe, Flynn Maguire. The chemistry between them is hot but Flynn finds Pru’s new outrageous take on life confronting, while she’s only intent on having fun. It takes a serious accident for them to both realise what’s really important: each other.

By Kylie Scott
Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller Lick.
Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?
 P.s. I just finished reading Lick & Play by Kylie Scott and they're fantastic! They're sexy, fun & hot - love them!
Don’t forget that Bewitching Blurbs includes books from right across the romance genre and different heat levels.
Thanks for stopping by.
Nicóle  xx


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Art Exhibition

Hi everyone,

So last Tuesday I was lucky enough to go to an art exhibition – Genius and Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918 at Bendigo Art Gallery.

The Royal Academy was founded by King George III in 1768 and was the primary art institution in the United until the beginning of the 20th century. It’s located in Piccadilly, London and its mission was to promote the arts of design in Britain through education and exhibition.

The exhibition itself brought almost a hundred works together. Some of the featured artists were JMW Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Waterhouse and Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Some of my favourites were Dolbaden Castle by Turner, A Mermaid by Waterhouse and Vanity by Frank Cadogan Cowper.

Anyway, it was well worth seeing. So if you’re anywhere near Bendigo here are the details


Sorry that the photos are a bit blurry but you get an idea of their awesomeness J


On the writing front I’ve finished the edits for Seizing Heaven and have almost done with the revisions for Black is the Colour. I’m hoping to get it finished over Easter (fingers crossed).

I’ll do another Bewitching Blurbs soon – sorry I was carried away by the fab exhibition.

Thanks for stopping by.

Nicóle  xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Bewitching Blurbs

Hi everyone,

Here’s this week’s Bewitching Blurbs!


Eden’s Fire
By Samantha Holt

A god. A mortal. A treacherous journey that will bind their hearts forever. Lonely and cast out of society, Eden gets a visit from Tyondric, God of Fire, in answer to a prayer. Gods can only appear once in a person's lifetime, so when he returns a second and third time, she knows her life will never be the same. When the beautiful god reveals Eden is The Pure Soul--the only one who can close the gate to the heavens and prevent the evil in Ananthuria from spreading--their relationship gets complicated.

Ty is willing to break every rule to save the world. And to save Eden.

As they set out on their dangerous journey to the gate Eden is kissed by the god. It's then she realizes Ty holds the power to break through every wall she's erected around herself and force his way into her heart. But what will happen when they close the gate and the world returns to normal? Can a mortal and a god ever be together? And with an evil lord on their trail, will they even succeed?

CONTENT WARNING: Contains sensually erotic scenes, a snarky heroine and a gorgeous god.

By Ainslie Paton
They’re a car crash waiting to happen...so why do they keep crashing into each other?

From the moment Fetch gets knocked off his Harley, crawls into Driver’s car and offers her an obscene amount of money to drive him from Sydney to Perth — no questions, no names, no chit chat — they’re stuck with each other. By the time they arrive, they’re stuck on each other.

It’s lust at full throttle, with no seat belts. It could be more, but he’s a fake and she’s a liar. They’re both neck deep in crime, and only one of them is on the right side of the law
Grave Robber for Hire
By Cassandra L. Shaw
Reasonable rates. Do Family legends hint at lost family treasures? Have writing from ancestors I can use to jump-time? Call me: Angel Meyers. No psychic readings or ghost exorcisms (that’s not my gig)

Angel Meyers loves cheesecake and hot men, possesses I-catch-cute-guys cleavage, and is the only person she knows with her gift. Her talent for touching handwritten documents and connecting with the mind of the writer, dead or alive, lets her delve into the past and locate lost family treasure for her clients.

When she’s hired to locate a Rembrandt lost one hundred and fifty years ago, Angel sees a whole bundle of dollar signs. If she finds the painting, her fee would be enough to buy her much dreamed of animal rescue farm.

There’s just one tricky bit, when she touches the writing of Clyde Owen Jones, the last man to know the painting’s whereabouts, Angel feels a malevolence coming off the pages and realizes Clyde was pure evil.

But the evil doesn’t remain with the dead, it’s here now, and it wants the same thing Angel does—the Rembrandt and maybe her soul.

Can Tyreal the Private Investigator Angel found too hot not to hire and Viggo her guardian angel, protect her from herself and Hell’s evil?
Hide & Seek
By Eliza Redgold
He thought he knew all there was to know about the birds and the bees, but he’s about to get schooled.

A little birdie tells Hope Buchanan that American hotel developer Sullivan O’Dare isn’t just in town for a holiday. As the manager of Hot Tropics Bird Sanctuary, Hope has more than a vested interest in protecting natural habitats.

Hope pulls out all the stops to convince Sullivan to come out with her to the WA bush, with its beautiful trees and unique wildlife. Surely the stunning scenery and a dose of ‘Broome time’ will show him what is at stake. But what is initially about saving the Sanctuary soon becomes about finding a connection. Could it be that Hope has finally found the bird of a feather to form her own flock?
Thanks for stopping by!
Nicóle  xx



Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Bewitching Blurbs

Hi everyone and welcome to Bewitching Blurbs.

Here are some fabulous titles which will make you want to head to your nearest bookstore or reach for your Kindle.

As always the titles are across romance sub genres and are different heat levels.

So without further ado, here they are -


The Winter Bride

By Anne Gracie

Award-winning author Anne Gracie delivers the second in her enticing new series about four young women facing a life of destitution—until a daring act changes their fortune and turns them each into a beautiful bride…

Damaris Chance’s unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway—and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun.

When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him—as long as it’s in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: to seduce his reluctant winter bride.

Will Damaris’s secrets destroy her chance at true happiness? Or can Freddy help her cast off the shackles of the past, and yield to delicious temptation?

Personal aside – I can’t wait to get my hands on this! I just love Anne’s books.

Time After Time

 By Wendy Godding

She has died countless times before, and she is not going to let it happen again.

Abbie Harper dies just before her eighteenth birthday. It has happened before, more times than she can remember — and always at the hands of the same man. Her dreams are plagued with past lives, cut short.

But this latest dream feels different. Her past life as Penelope Broadhurst — an English pastor’s daughter in 1806 — keeps bleeding into her present life in ways both sinister and familiar. As Penelope meets and falls in love with the dashing Heath Lockwood, so too does Abbie meet the brothers Marcus and Rem Knight. One wants to love her; the other to kill her.

Time is running out for Penelope, but as Abbie mourns her inability to change the past, she chases the slim chance to save her future. To survive, she must solve the puzzle of an ancient love story…and Penelope just might be able to help.

Hunting His Highland Lass   (novella)
By Samantha Holt
Rory MacPherson has returned home to find his castle overrun by the English and his timid wife missing. So when he hears of her tales of bravery, he's just a little surprised. But his main concern is whether she is still alive or has been captured. Upon discovering her intention to run to her father's and to leave their affectionless marriage for good, Rory realises just how much sweet Isla means to him. Can the warrior get past his fears of being too rough for her?

Though fear of capture drove Isla out, it's the fear of returning to her marriage that keeps her travelling across the unforgiving Highlands. Not that she doesn't care for her husband, but she can no longer bear desiring a man who clearly doesn't want her. Believing that he must be sharing his bed with another lass, Isla plans to beg her father for refuge from the English...and her husband. But the journey is dangerous and Rory is a determined man. Will he even let her go?
A Love Remembered   (novella)
By Em Taylor
England, 1811

When Lord Benedict Mallory is lost at sea while fighting in His Majesty's Navy, Lady Cassandra Strong knows her happy ever after with the handsome duke's son will never be. That is until she spots her friend's footman. He bears a striking resemblance to the Lord who was presumed drowned.

A chance encounter with the newly restored Earl leaves Cassy with no option but to marry Lord Benedict. Can they overcome his loss of memory and forge a marriage for themselves?

This book contains scenes of an adult nature.
This story was originally published as part of the Once Upon a Hero book set.
Losing Kate
By Kylie Kaden
This mesmerising debut is part love story, part mystery, telling the captivating story of two lovers torn apart by tragedy and the secrets they kept of one devastating night.

I'm the most authentic version of myself when I'm around Jack. We've known each other since we were kids, and our relationship was always one of mudpies and mocking.

Then everything changed.

Beautiful Kate, my best friend, disappeared on a moonlit beach after Jack dumped her for me. Jack was a suspect and, sure of his innocence, I lied to protect him. I know Jack didn't kill her. Our betrayal did.

Thirteen years later, I am thirty, childless and single, attempting to renovate my life rescuing a rundown worker's cottage. All is as it should be in my safe little world – until Jack buys the vacant lot behind my house… and the feelings that we buried all those years ago – the guilt, the love and the pain - resurface.

We can't keep running away from the past – and to move forward we have to know what really happened to Kate.
Echoes of the Heart
By Alyssa J. Montgomery
She betrayed him and left him to be with another. Now that she’s alone again, nothing is going to stop him from coming for her.
Australian media tycoon Jake Formosa does not believe in forgiving…or forgetting. So when he discovers that Amanda — the woman who once broke his heart — is newly widowed, he immediately enacts his revenge.  Jake is intent on making Amanda remember him, and making her suffer for what she did. He will leave her broken and alone, and finally have his closure. 
But Amanda is not the sweet girl that Jake remembers, and her life is far from perfect. As the web of lies surrounding her begins to unravel, Jake finds himself once again ensnared. Can he learn to overlook the past and risk his heart again?

Thanks so much for dropping by!
Nicóle xx