Genre: Historical Romance

Book Spotlight: Dilemma in Yellow Silk by Lynne Connolly

Posted April 15, 2016 by Sherri in Book Spotlight / 0 Comments

Dilemma in Yellow Silk
Dilemma in Yellow Silk
by Lynne Connolly
Series: The Emperors of London #5
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: April 12th 2016
Format: Paperback/eBook, 300 pages

Book Description:

Ever ready to do the right thing, The Emperors of London act bravely—and when it comes to matters of the heart, impetuously…

Despite her cover as the daughter of the land steward for Lord Malton, Marcus Aurelius, spirited Viola Gates is tied by birth to the treacherous Jacobite legacy. Not that this keeps her from falling for the dashing Lord from afar. Despite his staid demeanor, Marcus is devastatingly handsome—and hopelessly beyond her reach. Then Viola’s father is mortally wounded and her secret identity revealed, sending her straight into danger’s path—and Marcus’s arms…

For years, he’d only known her as a wild child, the tempting—and forbidden—daughter of his trusted steward. But when Viola’s life is threatened, Marcus must act as duty—and his barely contained passion—dictates. Ferrying the bold beauty on an eventful journey to safer quarters, he offers her the protection of his name. Their tempestuous union might succeed in vanquishing their enemies, but will the chivalrous lord and his unsuitable wife surrender to the power of love?

“Lynne Connolly writes Georgian romances with a deft touch. Her characters amuse, entertain and reach into your heart.” —Desiree Holt

“Plots, deviousness and passion galore…a truly enjoyable read.” –Fresh Fiction on Temptation Has Green Eyes

Buy Links:  Amazon • Barnes & Noble • iTunes • Kobo
Book Links: Goodreads

About Lynne Connolly

I write sensuous historical romance as Lynne Connolly, and contemporary and paranormal romance as L.M. Connolly

I was born in Leicester, England, and lived in our cobbler’s shop with my parents and sister. It was an old house and most definitely haunted, but I didn’t find out until I left that my great uncle had hung himself in the living room! But I think our ghost might have been older than that. It was built on the site of the old Roman cemetery, and the land had been constantly inhabited, being in the centre of town. Then, when the council bought the house from us to build a road, my grandfather retired and my father went and worked for the Post Office. My mother was a sample machinist; that is, she worked with designers on the prototypes (models or samples) of garments. So I was very well dressed! We bought a relatively modern house in the country, and my mother was blissfully happy. It’s all very well living in a large old house, but it’s a dreadful task to keep it clean and warm!

My mother’s side of the family are Romany gypsies, although sadly we haven’t any of the old trailers that are so astonishingly beautiful. I was taught to read the Tarot cards, and I usually use two packs; the Rider pack for simple readings and the Crowley Thoth pack for the complex stuff.

I’ve always had an interest in the paranormal and it’s been a delight to be able to put some of this into my novels.

My other huge interest is the historical. I love all periods of history, but my favorites are the Tudor and Georgian eras. I research and research, because I love it. I will travel miles to see a new variation on the Palladian mansion! I am fascinated in finding out how people lived then, and creating a credible story with people who lived in past ages.

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, April 12 – Interviewed at Room with Books
Wednesday, April 13- Book featured at 3 Partners in Shopping
Thursday, April 14 – Book featured at Leigh Anderson Romance
Friday, April 15 -Book featured at Urban Girl Reader
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Monday, April 18 – Guest blogging at Curling Up with a Good Book
Tuesday, April 19 -Book featured at A Holland Reads
Wednesday, April 20 – Book featured at Quest for More
Thursday, April 21 -Book featured at FU Only Knew
Friday, April 22 -Book featured at E Romance News
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Monday, April 25 -Book featured at Deal Sharing Aunt
Tuesday, April 26 -Book featured at Mikky’s World of Books
Wednesday, April 27 – Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Thursday, April 28 – Book featured at Harmonious Publicity
Friday, April 29 – Book featured at A Title Wave
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Monday, May 2 -Book featured at Write and Take Flight
Tuesday, May 3 – Book featured at Bent Over Bookwords
Wednesday, May 4 – Guest blogging at The Noise Beneath the Apple
Thursday, May 5 – Book featured at The Literary Nook
Friday, May 6 – Book featured at The Dark Phantom
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Monday, May 9 – Book featured at Voodoo Princess
Tuesday, May 10 – Book featured at Around the World in Books
Wednesday, May 11 – Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Thursday, May 12 – Book featured at I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, May 13 – Book reviewed at Live Love Books Blog
Book reviewed at Doing Some Reading
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Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callahan

Posted March 18, 2015 by Sherri in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callahan
Soulbound by Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #6
Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Steampunk
Published by Forever on February 24th 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 366
Source: Publisher

Reviewed by: Sherri
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Once two souls are joined...

When Adam's soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled—and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone...

Their hearts will beat together forever...

No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn't stand the thought of relinquishing her freedom forever. So she escaped. But she soon discovers she is being hunted—by someone far more dangerous. The only man who can help is the one man she vowed never to see again. Now Adam's kindness is an unexpected refuge, and Eliza finds that some vows are made to be broken...


My Thoughts:

The Darkest London series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine; mainly because of the varied characters and the steampunk environment. Perhaps the closest series I can relate it to is Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, but even that one didn’t have as many paranormal species in it.

Soulbound is the 6th book in the fantastic series and involves Adam, a King of Spirits and Death, and Eliza, who ends up being Maeve’s granddaughter. Adam and Eliza’s meeting is a bit rough along with the start of the book. If you haven’t read the previous novels it will take you a bit to catch up on their animosity towards each other. Their relationship is heart wrenching and these two go through a lot to end up with their “happily ever after.”

It was also extremely satisfying to revisit characters from the previous novels. Their roles fit Soulbound perfectly and worked well with the overall story arc. I love when an author can seamlessly blend a multitude of characters together without them being gratuitous.

It’s clear that the next story will be Sin’s; who had several pivotal scenes in Soulbound. I can’t wait to read his upcoming story in Forevermore.

Review: A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki

Posted December 18, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 7 Comments
Review:  A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki

A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki Genres: Historical Romance, Holiday, Novella, Suspense Published by Smashwords on November 10th 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 166 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Lady Gwyneth Beaumont has long awaited the opportunity to show Viscount James Ashworth that she is no longer the impetuous child who dogged his footsteps. Now a much sought-after debutante, she is determined to prove to the hard-headed rake that she is a grown woman and a worthy participant in both the spy game and the game of love. Ash, recently returned from three years undercover in France in His Majesty’s service, wants nothing more than to complete his final mission and retire to his bucolic country estate. However, what seemed a simple assignment to protect the Prince Regent at a Christmas party turns into a maze of […]

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New Release Review: A Rake by Any Other Name by Mia Marlowe

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sherri in Historical Romance, Reviews / 5 Comments
New Release Review: A Rake by Any Other Name by Mia Marlowe

A Rake by Any Other Name by Mia Marlowe Series: Somerfield Park #1 Genres: Historical, Historical Romance, Romance Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November, 4 2014 Format: eARC Pages: 352 Source: NetGalley Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: When his father, Lord Somerset, tumbles off the roof, Richard Barrett, Lord Hartley, is called home from his Grand Tour to take the reins of the estate while the marquess recuperates. Somerset is in serious financial difficulty, which can only be remedied by marriage to an heiress, Miss Sophie Goodnight, lately arrived from India with her nabob father. Unfortunately, Richard believes he has already lost his heart to Lady Antonia Pruett. And Miss Goodnight isn’t too keen on becoming Somerset’s purse with feet, so she foils their families’ attempts to throw her and Richard together at every turn. To make matters worse, the […]

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Review: The Bride Says Maybe by Cathy Maxwell

Posted March 3, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Bride Says Maybe by Cathy Maxwell

Bride Says Maybe by Cathy Maxwell Series: Brides of Wishmore #2 Genres: Historical Romance Published by Avon Books on February 25, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: Edelweiss Also in this series: Bride Says No Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell returns with a delicious new series, The Brides of Wishmore… What happens when a bride says maybe? She’d once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down. Still, pretty, petted Lady Tara Davidson can’t believe her new fate. She had wanted to marry for love . . . but her profligate father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the “Beast of Aberfeldy” and laird of the valley’s most despised clan! Well, Tara may have to marry him, but Breccan can’t make her love him—can he? […]

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Review: Éire’s Viking by Sandi Layne

Posted February 13, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Éire’s  Viking by Sandi Layne

Éire’s Viking by Sandi Layne Series: Éire’s Viking #2 Genres: Historical Romance Published by The Writer’s Coffee Shop on January 23rd 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 290 Source: Author Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Beginning ten years after the end of Éire’s Captive Moon, this is the story of how Agnarr Halvardson returns to Éire with the intention of settling there, marrying, and siring sons. It is also the story of Aislinn, who was a child in Ragor when the Northmen raided eleven summers prior but is now a working physician in her own right. She spent a year in Bangor Monastery and became a Christian before Cowan and Charis returned to take the children to Cowan’s village in the kingdom of Dál Fiatach and returns there a decade later to finish learning all she can from the monks about their […]

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Review: The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell

Posted January 27, 2014 by Sherri in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review:  The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell

Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell Series: Brides of Wishmore #1 Genres: Historical Romance, Regency, Romance Published by Avon Books on January 28, 2014 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: Edelweiss Also in this series: Bride Says Maybe Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: Lady Aileen never thought she’d be in this position—falling in love with her sister’s betrothed! Of course, her sister did run away rather than marry him, and he doesn’t seem to be all that interested in her sister either, but even so, such a match is impossible…isn’t it? Aileen is certain she must turn away from the man she loves in order to protect her sister’s reputation. However, he’s not one to give up without a fight, and now that he’s met a woman he wants to marry, nothing on earth could convince him to let Aileen go. […]

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Review: Highland Homecoming by BJ Scott

Posted December 27, 2013 by Ginny in Historical Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Highland Homecoming by BJ Scott

Highland Homecoming by B.J. Scott Series: Fraser Brothers #3 Genres: Historical Romance Published by Soul Mate Publishing on December 13, 2013 Format: eARC Pages: 224 Source: Author, Tour Host Purchase Links: Amazon Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: The last thing Alasdair Fraser expects to find on an isolated beach along the coast of northern Scotland is a beautiful, unconscious lass. Unable to turn his back on someone in need, he delays his journey and tend so her injuries–an act that has him questioning his plans to rejoin Robert the Bruce and the fight for Scotland’s independence. Will he drop the shield that guards his heart or will the secrets she fails to reveal, a king-sanctioned marriage to another man, and his own stubbornness keep them apart forever? Good Quote: “Mayhap a Selkie had washed up from the ocean’s depths,” he muttered and nudged her foot with the […]

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Review: The Pirate Bride by Sandra Hill

Posted December 4, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review:  The Pirate Bride by Sandra Hill

The Pirate Bride by Sandra Hill Series: Viking Series I #11 Genres: Chick Lit, Historical Romance, Romance Published by Avon Books on November 26, 2013 Format: Ebook Pages: 384 Source: Edelweiss Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: A Viking to bed, not to wed! Medana Elsadottir, known as the Sea Scourge, never planned to become a pirate, but there’s no denying her talent. Her female-only tribe has an island hideaway, food aplenty, goods to trade…everything except the means to breed. That’s where the strapping Norsemen tied up in her ship’s hold comes in handy. Eight godly specimen—and Thork Tykirrson is the most virile of them all. Once their, eh, work is done, they’ll be free to leave. Medana had naught to due with this gods-awful plan, but she wouldn’t mind reaping the benefits. Wed or bed…this Viking has plans of his […]

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Review & Giveaway: No Good Dukes Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

Posted November 22, 2013 by Sherri in Giveaways, Historical Romance, Reviews / 6 Comments
Review & Giveaway: No Good Dukes Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean

No Good Dukes Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean Series: The Rules of Scoundrels #3 Genres: Historical Romance Published by Avon Books on November 26th 2013 Format: ARC Pages: 384 Source: Edelweiss, Publisher Purchase Links: Amazon ✦ Barnes & Noble Book Links: Goodreads Overall Rating: Book Description:Book Description: A rogue ruined… He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of…absolution. A lady returned… Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to […]

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