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The title actually stands for Romance with the page and screen so it's not just about romance alone but all kinds of movies and books. Though I will confess that my favorites always seem to be romances in some way ;)


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How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire
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Heart of Glass
Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle
True to the Law
Forgive the Wind
Crystal Passion
Lessons in Loving A Laird
The Rebel's Kiss
Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl
The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work
Evie (Mail-Order Brides of the West #2)
Bride Of A Scottish Warrior
The Arrow
Skin Deep
The Time Traveler's Wife
Highlander Unchained
Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel
Pleasing the Pirate
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September 30, 2014

Moonlight Raider Blog Tour with Amanda Scott + Giveaway!




About MOONLIGHT RAIDER

A MAN OF HIS WORD
Border lord Walter Scott of Rankilburn, grief-stricken after burying his father, goes to the forest seeking solace. Instead he finds a half-naked young lady fleeing pursuit. Wat offers his protection, but honor demands that he return the golden-eyed beauty to her rightful husband-even though the last thing he wants is to see her in another man's arms.

A RUNAWAY BRIDE
Molly Cockburn has fled her home, family, and the brutal scoundrel she was forced to wed. Her pursuers are closing in when the powerful new Lord of Rankilburn bravely intervenes, then promises to help prove her marriage unlawful. Though fiercely loyal to her family, Molly fears they might harm the man she is coming to love, and now she must decide whether to remain faithful to her blood . . . or to her heart.

About Amanda Scott
Amanda Scott is the author of over 61 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award.  She lives in Folsom, California, outside of Sacramento.  She is a fourth-generation Californian. 

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September 29, 2014

Book Review: Emerald Embrace by Shannon Drake


BLURB: After a friend’s untimely death arouses suspicion of murder, Martise St. James journeys to the brooding Scottish castle of the late Mrs. Creegan to find her mystifying widower. Lord Bruce Creegan’s presence arouses more than just her suspicions. Surrounded by fear, temptation, and uncertainty, Martise tries to unlock the mystery of the ancient castle and locate a missing emerald. But when the Lord’s stormy eyes and charm melt her resolve, Martise struggles to destroy the shadow of her doubts in flames of reckless passion.


REVIEW: Emerald Embrace is a novel filled with many twists and turns, passion, and danger…if you are a fan of mysteries with your romance you will love this one! The year is 1865 and Martise St. James is on a mission that takes her from war torn Virginia to Scotland in search of the truth behind a dear friend’s untimely death and the treasure of a rare emerald that could save her family home.
Castle Creeghan is a place filled with mystery, whispers, and danger. When Martise arrives she is struck not only by the haunting atmosphere but by the handsome Lord Creeghan himself. Many rumors and stories abound of the danger that lurks at Creeghan but Martise is determined to find out just what was the true cause of her friend Mary “Lady Creeghan” death. Every question seems to bring about only more questions and while she expected secrets and maybe even danger, - she never expected to be so drawn to the master of the castle with his eyes of fire and the desire that threatens to sweep her away. But while she is drawn to him like a moth to a flame she is also suspicious of what he is hiding behind his dark persona. Could he have been the true cause of his wife’s death? Is he hiding the emerald or does he even know of its existence? Or is there darker forces than either of them imagine at play in the castle? Martise walks a tight rope that could cost her own life. Will she find the answers to her questions and her hearts desires along the way? Or will the darkness that lurks in the shadows claim her as well?
I don’t want to say too much about this one for fear that I might give some important things away, but this is a good gothic style romance. (This is actually a re-release of the novel…it was first released in 1991) For those of you that love a good dose of mystery and who done it in your romances you will definitely love this one! I’m a big fan of Shannon Drake but I have to say this isn’t my favorite of her books. While it was a good read there just seemed to be something missing for me, I can’t quite put my finger on what it was, but it did seem to lack some of the fine points that are in many of her other books like the Graham & No Other Series. I enjoyed the story but some parts seemed a bit more rushed while others were drawn out a bit more than I thought necessary. I did enjoy that this title was illustrated throughout. The artist is Yevgeniya Yeretskaya. It adds a nice touch and accompaniment to the story. I would love to see more novels with illustrations! 







September 27, 2014

Winner of the Jo Goodman Giveaway!




Big Congratulations to Zarra Van De Kreeke you are the winner of the copy of In Want of a Wife by Jo Goodman! :) 

Thank you to all who entered and don't forget to go and enter for your chance to win one of 2 copies of the great western Moon Over Montana by Caroline Fyffe here... http://romanceps.blogspot.com/2014/09/interview-and-giveaway-with-author.html

 And stay tuned more great guests and goodies coming very soon!!! :)




September 25, 2014

Interview and Giveaway with Author Caroline Fyffe


JennJ: Today we have the wonderful Caroline Fyffe joining us! Hello Caroline! How are you my dear? It’s so good to have you here today! :)

Caroline: I’m thrilled to be here, Jennifer. It’s been a long time coming and I thank you for your patience. 


JennJ: Caroline could you please start by tell us a little about yourself for those who maybe aren't familiar with you and books?

Caroline: Sure! I grew up in a family of five girls, me being the youngest. We were all horse crazy and would do just about anything to be around, or ride a horse. Three of us grew up to be in a horse related field. For the first 20 years of my marriage I was an equine photographer and photographed stallions on farms and worked horse shows. Some of my pictures can be found on www.carolinefyffephoto.com


JennJ: Could you please tell us about your latest release? 

Caroline: I’d be happy to tell you about West Winds of Wyoming. It’s book three of the Prairie Hearts Series. Book one; Where the Wind Blows began my publishing career in 2008 and was followed by Before the Larkspur Blooms. I’m really excited for fans to read West Winds of Wyoming!

  
JennJ: You have several series available can you tell us a little about each of them?

Caroline: My series I mentioned in the last question centers around a couple in Wyoming, and then the town they settle in which is called Logan Meadows. My McCutcheon Family Series is set in Y Knot, Montana Territory, 1883. It’s about a large ranching family, and also incorporates a sub-series called Mail-Order Brides of the West. It sounds confusing, but it’s really not.


JennJ: Was it always your dream to become an author or what did you want to be when you were growing up?

Caroline: No, I had no aspirations at all to be a writer when I was young. That came much later in life after I married and had my little boys. 


JennJ: What kind of research do you do for your books? Do you enjoy the research process or no?

Caroline: I love research, but I don’t do it when I’m writing. Writing time is reserved just for that. If I come upon something that needs indepth study, I do that when I’m finished for the day. Make notes and where I got the information. Try to check more than one reference, if I can. It’s amazing the things one can find out. I always feel like a detective.


JennJ: Do you listen to music while you are writing, and if so what music is it? 

Caroline: Absolutely! I listen to easy listening, and have come to know many of the songs that are not that well-known. Certain pieces can really help if I’m writing something emotional.


JennJ: If you could be any of your characters – Who would you be? And why?

Caroline: I would be Charity McCutcheon—because I love all her brothers, especially Luke. They all treat her really well and she has a special relationship with each one. AND because I LOVE Brandon Crawford, her long time darling she finally married in MOON OVER MONTANA!


JennJ: If you could travel back in time to any period and place where would it be and when? (And do you think you would have any trouble blending in, in that different time?) 

Caroline: Since I’ve done so much writing about the old west, I would go there. Probably Montana or California. I do think I could fit in...


JennJ: Is there a genre of book and/ or setting or both that you would like to write but haven't yet? 

Caroline: I would like to try a first person contemporary, just because I really like reading them. It seems like it would be fun. I just need to find about ten more hours in a day to do all the things I’d like to do.
  

JennJ: A lot of authors now a days write under several pen names do you now or have you ever written under a pseudonym?

Caroline: Never.


JennJ: What characteristics make up the perfect hero and heroine to you and why?

Caroline: Smart, capable, and funny. They don’t have to be classically beautiful or handsome, but can be. They do have to have the three above-mentioned qualities to carry a whole book!


JennJ: Do you find it difficult at times to write love scenes, how do you handle those?

Caroline: Not really, but only because my books are sweet. They do have love scenes that are alluded to or just about to happen. The reader knows what has transpired, but I don’t describe it moment by moment. My first book is the only one that has a scene where my hero and heroine make love, but it would be considered very tame by today’s standards.


JennJ: And if you had the chance which character or characters from your own books would you like to have dinner with? 

Caroline: I’d love to dine with John Jake McCutcheon. He’s just another character of mine that I have a pretty big crush on. Haha…. He has a dinner scene in TEXAS TWILIGHT in the Lillian Russell Room. That’s an actual place I used to work at when I was in college—but not in Texas. It had beautifully painted young woman scantly clothed. 
  
JennJ: Since Romance P.S. stands for romance with the page and screen can you tell us some of your favorite movies? 

Caroline: Of course! Anything Kevin Costner does, but especially Dances with Wolves and Open Range. Love 3:10 to Yuma even though it’s very violent. My opening stagecoach scene in TEXAS TWILIGHT was inspired when I was watching that while running on the treadmill. J Legends of the Fall, the new True Grit, Appaloosa and Tombstone…to name a few!
  

JennJ: Do you ever use real life actors or actresses as how you see your characters when you write in your head? I know I personally see them as the main characters a lot in the books I read when I’m reading them so I was just wondering if authors do that as well when they are writing them? 

Caroline: No, I haven’t done that….


JennJ: Can you share any future book plans with us? Can you give us a tiny preview of what’s ahead? 

Caroline: Sure! I’ve just started Montana Snowfall, book 7 of my McCutcheon Family Series, and it stars Roady. If any of your readers have read my books, they’ll  remember Roady Guthrie is the long-time cowboy who works for the McCutcheon. He’s been dancing around a story all his own for some time—and now that time has arrived. I’m not telling who (which you would know) he ends up with.


JennJ: What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? Facebook page? Blog? Twitter? Group? 

Caroline:My website is www.carolinefyffe.com Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Caroline-Fyffe/294195897272115?ref=hl And Twitter is @CarolineFyffe


JennJ: Again thank you SO much for taking the time to be my guest day it was awesome! It’s an honor to have you as my guest here at Romance P.S. 

Caroline: Thank you, Jennifer! I so enjoyed my time here on Romance P.S.!!! GOD BLESS!


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September 24, 2014

I has a grumpy! Outlander not coming back til April 2015


YES I love Outlander have been a rabid fan of the series for over 15 years when I first found it. So when it FINALLY and I do mean FINALLY made it's way to the screen on Starz back on August 9th I was ecstatic!

And might I say that it has been utterly fabulous so far. The cast and crew have done a magnificent job to say the very least. I'm totally in love with Jamie and Claire all over again and this time I can actually see them! But today I opened my Facebook and see this graphic with an accompanying post saying we will be back April 4, 2015 and my heart literally sank!


They announced this like the fans would, and should be happy about this??? They had been saying that there would be a small mid season break... and then smack us in the face with this out of the blue! In what freaking universe is 6 months a little break? You don't get that much time off for having a BABY for gosh sakes. And they had teased us with ..."it will be early 2015" I heard this time and time again then WHAMO... ah that is NOT early 2015 by anyone's book that has a brain in their head that I know of.

This is about what I look like I has a major grumpy yes sir I sure do. 

I don't know about everyone else but I am majorly disappointed and yes I am a bit angry as I'm sure you can tell. GRRRRRRRR   I thought waiting until Jan. or Feb. was going to be rough now this! GOOD GRIEF. Pardon all the caps but I'm ticked.

Extremely bad decision Starz you will be lucky if you do't have a lot of people cancelling subscriptions till then and rightly so! It was just now getting to the major and most important part of the story (Jamie and Claire together) now you decide to leave it hanging for half a freaking year??? Let me say that one more time... HALF A YEAR! UGH I have to say never been more ticked about news over a show before ever! This is utterly ridiculous! Mid season "break" my foot! Why not call it a dang hiatus and have done with it. I don't blame the fabulous cast and director etc. in anyway I know they can't help it, but the Starz Network oms you guys are as big a sadists as Blackjack!



September 23, 2014

Book Review: Seducing a Scottish Bride
by Sue-Ellen Welfonder


Book 6 in the MacKenzie Series

BLURB: Gelis MacKenzie is one of the most desirable heiresses in all the Western Highlands. She is the youngest and much adored daughter of the indomitable Black Stag of Kintail, Duncan MacKenzie, who was the hero of Welfonder's novel DEVIL IN A KILT. Unfortunately, Gelis has been branded unmarriageable, but not for lack of masculine interest. No matter how lofty the ancestry, how deep the purse, or how mighty the sword arm, nary a one of her suitors is good enough for her father. Although he loves Gelis fiercely and knows he must someday see her settled and wed, Duncan isn't quite ready to let her go.

But now Duncan has received an offer for Gelis's hand in marriage that he is honor-bound to accept-and it comes from the worst possible quarter. The suitor, Ronan MacRuari of Castle Dare, is the last man Duncan MacKenzie would wish for a son-in-law. Known as the Raven, Ronan is the scion of a dark clan that has been marked by a deadly curse.

Ronan and Gelis are instantly attracted to one another, but they are immediately estranged. Ronan's last two wives have died abruptly and he doesn't want to see his vivacious newly-wed Gelis suffer the same fate, so he distances himself from her as much as possible. In the meantime, Ronan searches for the Raven Stone, a fabled treasure that he believes holds the power of the curse over his clan. But Gelis has fallen in love with her new husband, and she's determined to help him. Though Ronan doesn't know it, Gelis also has the gift of second-sight, and she has seen a future in which she is destined to help redeem her cursed husband.


REVIEW:
Sue Ellen Welfonder takes us back to visit the Mackenzie’s in Seducing a Scottish Bride. This is the story of Duncan’s Daughter – Lady Gelis MacKenzie. The Lady Gelis has grown up to be a true highland beauty but one that is as wild and tame less as the Highlands themselves in many ways. She is truly her father’s daughter. But Duncan hopes that she has gotten all of his strength, courage, and luck as well when the unthinkable happens…

An offer comes for the hand of Lady Gelis from Clan MacRauri and Duncan is beside himself from the moment that the messangers arrive. No one can figure out why the Laird is so distraught over the offer until he explains that he is honor bound to grant this request as he owes a life debt to the MacRauri Laird. He never thought it would come in the form of him having to give one of his beloved daughters in marriage into the cursed clan. Clan MacRauri is steeped in shadow and mystery and is rumored to be cursed because of the dark deeds of a former chieftain. Duncan is horrified at the prospect that his daughter will now have to be married into the cursed line and live within the halls of the dark and blighted Castle Dare.

Gelis however scoffs at the notion of a curse and she insists that she has had a vision that ensures that she will find true love with the Raven of the MacRauri’s. Can her vision have been true or does the Raven bring darkness and folly upon his black wings?

Ronan MacRauri known as the Raven has long looked for a way to free his clan of the curse of his ancestor. He longs to dispel the dark mists and haunting specters that seem to roam his family’s castle and homeland. To long the clan has been avoided and shunned and Ronan is desperate to find a way to save his people. When his grandfather informs him that he has arranged a marriage between Ronan and the Gelis Mackenzie, Ronan is less than happy about the arrangement. But his grandfather is certain that Gelis is the very thing that could help them break the curse upon their people and bring light back to Castle Dare. From the moment that Ronan sets eyes upon Gelis her beauty and fire are undeniable but he is wary in bringing yet another innocent woman into the darkness that is his life for fear of her own safety. While Ronan tries to keep Gelis at arms length, Gelis has other plans and sets about trying to prove that their love could and will conquer the demons that plague him. And that together they can bring his clan back into the light.

Can Gelis and Ronan find true love? Can the curse be broken by it or will the darkness of clan MacRauri’s past rise up to destroy them all?

Sue Ellen Welfonder is one of the best writers in romance today. Her larger than life heroes and heroines whisk you away from the first page and take you to the beautiful settings of the Scottish Highlands. And if you are like me and love a good Scottish Romance she never disappoints! Pick this one up today and take a grand vacation to the rugged and beautiful highlands for a story full of love and adventure!


 




It's almost here!!! OUTLANDER WEDDING IN HOURS WOOHOO


It's finally almost here! After 20 years we will finally get to behold the wedding of James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser and Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp!!! WOOHOO I can not wait!


My cat can't wait either!!! ;)




I am now listening to the wedding from my audiobook of Outlander... I'm just refreshing it on my mind to make sure it they do it right. Yep that's it that's what I'm doing. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!


September 19, 2014

An Outlander Observation


Now first let me say and I think it's well known by now to all that I LOVE Outlander the books and the series so far too! But I just had this thought...

Does it not boggle anyone else's mind that they admonished Claire about showing her ankles in the "Rent" episode (and it was that way in history. You didn't show yourself unless you were a loose woman in those days.) But Claire's chest is about to pop out in several of her dresses so far and not a word about that? But they seem to be worried about guys looking at her ankles... ah ok...



For goodness sakes people have mercy on poor Cait and stop squishing the ladies to death and cover them up!



September 17, 2014

Author Interview and Giveaway with Jo Goodman


Today we have the fabulous Jo Goodman joining us! Hello Jo! It’s so good to have with us!

JennJ: Jo could you please start by tell us a little about yourself for those who maybe aren't familiar with you and your writing?

Jo: Well, I've been writing something or other since I was a kid.  I always liked to make up stories (sometimes that got me into trouble on account of those stories being what you call lies).  I seriously began to consider working on a book when I was in college, although at that time my thoughts were about a children’s book.  I kept playing with the idea for the next several years and when the romance genre hit the shelves in a big way I decided I was ready to try my hand at it.  Writing is an enjoyable pastime and a diversion from my true passion, which is working with children and families in counseling situations.

JennJ: Could you please tell us about your latest release/ or releases?

Jo:  My last published book was In Want of a Wife.  It’s the third (and last) of the stories that take place in and around Bitter Springs.  That particular book is a mail order bride story in which both of the main characters have kept some important secrets.  Unraveling those secrets and finding the love keeps the story moving.
  
JennJ: Will we be seeing more from the characters from the Bitter Creek series? 

Jo: Oops.  I sort of answered that above.  However, let me share that I’m excited to be introducing the Dennehy Sister books to new readers.  This series of 5 stories will be available in an e-book format sometime late in 2014 (I hope).  These books, with heroines who all have the first name Mary: Mary Francis, Mary Michael, Mary Renee, Mary Schyler, and Mary Margaret, were a lot of fun to write and enjoyed modest success.  I am hoping for good things with their release as e-books.

JennJ: Was it always your dream to become an author, or what did you want to be when you were growing up?

Jo: My dream growing up was to fly.  Not with in a plane (or on a broomstick).  I wanted to be self-propelled like Peter Pan or Superman (but stay a girl).  Since that didn’t happen, I thought I would be a teacher.  The whole author thing was never a particular dream – I dream bigger than that.

JennJ: Who are some of your favorite authors?

Jo: Diana Gabaldon, Mary Balogh, SEP, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Ayn Rand, Jennifer Crusie, Jeffrey Deaver, Alexandre Dumas, and I just discovered Mark Haddon (via The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – fabulous).

JennJ: What are a few of your all time favorite books (can’t have just one if your like me lol)?

Jo: Outlander, Nobody’s Baby but Mine, Atlas Shrugged, Bet Me, the Lincoln Lawyer series, the Lincoln Ryme series, The Count of Monte Cristo, and anything by Dr. Seuss.

JennJ: Do you like to listen to music while you are writing, and if so what kind of music?

Jo: I can’t listen to music when I am working on a book (music is playing right now, but that’s different).  It’s too distracting and I need 100% of my brain (or whatever I can use) engaged.

JennJ: If you could be any of your characters – Who would it be? And why?

Jo: I think I’d be Alex Danty, my female pirate character and commander of the Dark Lady.  She was resilient, found a great hero, and knew how to use a sword.  Plus, I get seasick and she didn’t.

JennJ: I’m a huge fan of the Outlander series and the TV series just started on Starz and has had me thinking about the past and yes time travel lol. If you could travel back in time to any period and place where would it be and when? (And do you think you would have any trouble blending in, in that different time?)

Jo: Obviously from earlier answers you can see that I am also an Outlander fan.  Having said that, I am not a fan of time travel in romance.  The Gabaldon series is an exception, and I resisted reading it for years because of the time travel element.  It’s not that I don’t like time travel.  I think it’s fascinating, but I enjoy it more as a science fiction device not a magical romance thing.  Anyway, there is no question in my mind that I would go back to American Revolutionary times and hang out with the founding fathers.  I would have a lot of trouble blending in, starting with wanting a flush toilet.  I’d probably just want to stay only as long as my bladder held out.

JennJ: Is there a genre of book and/ or setting or both that you would like to write but haven't yet?

Jo: I would write a thriller/mystery.  Ah, if only I were smart enough.

JennJ: What characteristics make up the perfect hero and heroine to you and why?

Jo: Intelligence, good judgment, decency, resilient, principled, thoughtful, and a little screwed up.

JennJ: Do you find it difficult at times to write love scenes, how do you handle those?

Jo: I find it difficult to write love scenes all the time.  I just make myself do it.  It’s hard to come up with ways to make the scenes fresh, relevant, and special to the main characters.  It’s a workout.  If I smoked, I’d need a cigarette afterward.

JennJ: And if you had the chance which character or characters from your own books would you like to have dinner with?

Jo: I suppose I’d like to sit down with Jay Mac Worth, his wife Moira, and all 5 of his daughters.  There would be a lot of laughter at that table.

JennJ: Since Romance P.S. stands for romance with the page and screen can you tell us some of your favorite movies?

Jo: I love movies.  In no particular order: Star Wars, Jaws, The Omen, The Philadelphia Story, Mr. Blanding’s Builds a Dream House, It’s a Wonderful Life, To Kill a Mockingbird, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, All the President’s Men, and Die Hard.  And that’s just off the top of my head.

JennJ: Do you ever use real life actors or actresses as how you see your characters when you write in your head? I know I personally see them as the main characters a lot in the books I read when I’m reading them so I was just wondering if authors do that as well when they are writing them?

Jo: I usually post photos on my desktop of people I imagine as characters.  For instance, in my upcoming book I saw the hero a clone of Chris Hemsworth and the heroine is Scarlet Johannsen’s twin.
  
JennJ: Could you tell us about what you have going now, and possibly share with us a little about your next book and when it might be coming out?

Jo: Other than the re-release of some of my backlist in ebook format, my next book will be out in April 2014.  It’s a bounty hunter story called This Gun for Hire.

JennJ: What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? Facebook page? Blog? Twitter? Group?

Jo: My website is jogoodman.com.  Readers can get my email and Facebook page there.  I have a Twitter account, but I really follow politics and I get tired of all the # so I don’t do much with it.

Jo thank you so much for taking the time to do an interview here on Romance P.S.! I truly appreciate it. It has been a true pleasure and honor to have you as my guest. J

Thanks, Jenn, for the opportunity. 

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September 16, 2014

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Book Review: Enticing The Prince by Patricia Grasso

  
Book 6 of the Kazanov Series

BLURB: The daughter of Moscow's most celebrated jeweler, Katerina Pavlova has inherited a keen eye for gems. But when the whims of a wealthy prince bring tragedy to the Pavlovas, Katerina flees Russia with her family's fortune. Once in London, the beguiling Katerina reinvents herself as the Contessa de Salerno, a beautiful, mysterious aristocrat with a talent for making dazzling jewelry. Soon, every lady in London desires one of her glittering creations-while every man desires the Countess herself.

Prince Drako Kazanov is one of the men who longs to seduce the Contessa. But Katerina is convinced that Drako is the man behind her family's downfall and she's determined to exact vengeance. When Drako learns Katerina's true identity, he promises secrecy for a price-her complete surrender to their mutual attraction. Katerina has no choice but to become Drako's mistress … a role she finds more pleasurable than she ever imagined. But when an unseen enemy tries to kill both her and Drako, Katerina must choose between her life-and her newfound love.

  
REVIEW: This is another book in Ms. Grasso’s fabulous Kazanov series (and for those of you that love the Flamebeau sisters they are major players as well!) The stars of this novel are the handsome and VERY enticing Prince Drako and the beautiful and mysterious Katerina Garibaldi the Contessa De Salerno.

Katerina is an immensely talented jeweler who has taken London by storm when her creations are quickly purchased and displayed on the person of the influential upper crust of the ton, including her grace the duchess of Inverary. Though lovely beyond measure the Contessa is quite the mystery about town as no one seems to know much about her past and as no special gentlemen have been fortunate enough to snag her attentions so far. Little do they all know indeed how much of a true mystery Katerina Pavlova (her real name) truly is for she hides a past that continues to haunt and drive her in search of the man who destroyed her family. 

From the moment that Prince Drako Kazanov (the Dragon Prince) lays eyes on the beautiful Contessa he is determined to not only have her but also uncover every one of the secrets surrounding her. The Prince commissions several pieces of fine jewelry to be made by the Contessa and it isn’t long before the sparks a plenty start to fly between the two.

The handsome prince intrigues Katerina, but she has her duty and her oath to fulfill and she vows not to let feelings get in the way of her mission. But can love and desire truly be kept at bay? Will his interest in her uncover truths that could destroy she and her daughter, or could the Dragon Prince be her own dashing prince on a white steed come to rescue her from it all?

Will the two find in each other the answer to many of their own secrets and the joy that could heal both of their troubled lives?

I loved this book from start to finish Ms. Grasso has a way of writing that is so vivid and enjoyable that once you start you just can’t put it down. I enjoyed so much seeing many of my favorite Kazanov’s and the feisty and eccentric Flamebeau sisters make a return in this wonderful novel. Ms. Grasso’s books are different that the typical regency genre and she has created a world in which no one could possibly find anything to be bored about even in the stuffy confines of upper class society. This series is one not to be missed a true treasure don’t miss it!