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December 22, 2016

Spotlight THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES by Grace Burrowes

This first novel in a new Regency series from USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes is a spinoff of her highly popular Windham series.


The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse—a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.

No one was fiercer at war than Hamish MacHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he'll take on any challenge—even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn't the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she's fighting battles of her own. For her, he'll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.


“The hero of THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES reminds me of Mary Balogh's charming men, and the heroine brings to mind Sarah MacLean's intelligent, fiery women... This is a wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!” —Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author of My American Duchess

“Grace Burrowes writes from the heart--with warmth, humor, and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable! If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!” —Elizabeth Hoyt, New York Times bestselling author

“Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all.” —Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author

“THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES has everything Grace Burrowes's many fans have come to adore: a swoonworthy hero, a strong heroine, humor, and passion. Her characters not only know their own hearts, but share them with fearless joy. Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure.” —Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

“THE TROUBLE WITH DUKES is captivating! It has everything I love in a book--a sexy Scotsman, a charming heroine, witty banter, plenty of humor, and lots of heart.” —Jennifer Ashley, New York Times bestselling author of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie



The Trouble With Dukes, #1
Too Scot To Handle, #2


Grace Burrowes grew up in central Pennsylvania and is the sixth out of seven children. She discovered romance novels when in junior high (back when there was such a thing), and has been reading them voraciously ever since. Grace has a bachelor's degree in political science, a bachelor of music in music history, (both from Pennsylvania State University); a master's degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University; and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.

Grace writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, and enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers' conferences. She also loves to hear from her readers, and can be reached through her website or her social channels.


December 10, 2016

Spotlight: Tempest in the Highlands by May McGoldrick

Miranda MacDonnell is on the run. When she inherited a mysterious relic from her mother, she had no idea the dangers it would bring. Now hunted by a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to find her, she has one choice: stow away on the ship of the notorious privateer, Black Hawk.

Rob Hawkins, the half-English privateer known as Black Hawk, has a mission from the Tudor king to find and kill the rogue commander, Sir Ralph Evers. To complete his quest, Hawk must find Miranda, a young woman Evers is pursuing. Caught in a tempest, he is shipwrecked with a "boy" who demonstrates an uncanny ability for saving him. Cast away on the mysterious Isle of the Dead, Hawk realizes that the "boy" traveling with him is actually Miranda MacDonnell and having her means that Evers will come to him. What begins as a ploy —using her as bait—soon changes, however, as he falls in love with her.

Ancient forces are at work, drawing the four possessors of the relic’s power to the Isle of the Dead in the Outer Hebrides for a final battle where good must overcome the forces of evil in this spectacular finale to the Scottish Relic Trilogy.

About the Authors!

Nikoo and Jim wrote their first May McGoldrick romance using historical figures that Jim researched while earning a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century Scottish and English literature. Nikoo, a mechanical engineer, is a born storyteller. She is all about characters and feeling. Jim is about action and sense of place. Together, they have crafted over thirty fast-paced, conflict-filled historical and contemporary novels and two works of nonfiction under the pseudonyms May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey.

Their stories have touched the hearts and minds of millions of readers all over the world. Their work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and counting. Because of their success, they have been frequent guests on local and national television, as well as on NPR. They travel regularly, speaking at writers’ conferences, libraries, classrooms, and book group gatherings. 

For the past decade, Nikoo and Jim have been conducting workshops bringing 21st century collaboration and writing skills to students and teachers. 

These prolific and bestselling authors write historical romance, suspense, mystery, and young adult novels. They are two-time Rita Finalists and the winners of numerous awards for their writing, including the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Daphne DeMaurier Award, three NJRW Golden Leaf Awards, two Holt Medallions, and the Connecticut Press Club Award for Best Fiction. Their work is included in the Popular Culture Library collection of the National Museum of Scotland. 

These two now reside in a lakeside community in the northwest corner of Connecticut.

Nikoo and Jim love hearing from their readers and can be contacted through their website


One moment, Miranda was gasping for more air. The next, her very existence depended on how close she could get to him. The touch of his lips freed her mind and made her body soar. The tension gripping her limbs and her lungs melted away in an instant. She shivered involuntarily and her arms tightened around his neck.

            Hawk’s mouth moved back and forth over her burning lips, urging them to open. Surrendering to his silent demand, she parted her lips. She heard the groan deep in his throat as he took a fistful of her hair and his tongue plunged deep into the soft recesses of her mouth.

A silent thrill of desire raced through her. She’d never been kissed by a man before. But right now, all fears were forgotten. The trap in which they found themselves became trivial. Miranda allowed the rising hunger she had for him to erupt within her.

Lost in the seductive play of his tongue, the heat of his embrace, and his roaming hand, she responded with passion.

He lifted her higher in his arms and pulled her legs around his hips.

Her body ached for his touch, her heart pounded, and her mind whirled in the closeness of his embrace. Miranda gave another low moan of surrender as he deepened the kiss.

            She didn’t know for how long they were lost in the kiss, but when he tore his mouth away, he was as breathless as she had been.

“This is a dangerous game we’ve started,” he said.

She understood what he was saying. It was impossible to not feel his erection pressing against her. Unwrapping her legs from his waist, she tried to float away, but his arm around her waist kept her close.

“I don’t mean to scare you off,” he said. “But you’re too beautiful, too tempting, and I’m a man.” Hawk released his hold on the wall, and they floated together. His gaze never left her face. “But I want you to know you can trust me.”


September 30, 2016

Review: Poldark 1975

I made the huge mistake of trying the 1970's Poldark Series today... DON'T do it! It's horrid and nothing at all like the books (the new one is very faithful to the beautiful story of the books but NOT SO with the 70's version) they made so many just unbelievable and stupid changes to it that I couldn't make it past 17 mins into the second episode before I got really mad and had to turn it off! Though I will say I did like Robin Ellis a lot he was a very good actor (and I suspect that is why it was such a hit back in the day was him) it was just the swill of a script they gave him that I couldn't stomach.

Just trust me and definitely DO watch the new one with Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson it is FABULOUS!!! (It's my favorite TV show now in fact yep even surpassed Outlander now.) It is just wonderful in so many ways!

I so can not believe that the 70's version was so huge as they say it was! I have even heard it called epic! Well all I can say is the people must not have been fans of the books at all if they liked that mess! *Shivers* No wonder they said Winston Graham was not a fan of the original series I don't blame him one bit! I would have been livid if they had done that to my story and characters! 

Final verdict... 

I would have actually given it 1 star but as I said Robin Ellis was very good it was just the scripts and some of the other actors that made it horrible not him. So for him alone it gets 2 stars!

September 14, 2016


I just started a new Poldark group! It's called Poldark Online!The TV series and all 12 books are up for discussion in every way. Come join us if you love Poldark there are lots of photos, news about the series, and all kinds of other great things to share!

***This is a safe and NO FLAMING GROUP - NO ugly or condescending comments because someone doesn't see the books or series or actors or actresses the way you do will be tolerated! This will be strictly enforced. We want to see everyone be able to discuss their favorite books and show without being put down or told to shut up or stop whining if they don't like every single thing or see things the way others do! This goes on far to much on other groups so we decided to start our own where we could stop that childish mess and actually have FUN! SO do please come over and join in!***

July 13, 2016

A friend and I just started a new Outlander discussion and reading group! It's called Pure Outlander - ALL things Outlander ALL the time! All the books and the TV series too are up for discussion in every way. Come join us and let's have some fun with OUTLANDER!!!

***This is a safe and NO FLAMING GROUP - NO ugly or condescending comments because someone doesn't see the books or series or actors or actresses the way you do will be tolerated! This will be strictly enforced. We want to see everyone be able to discuss their favorite books and show without being put down or told to shut up or stop whining if they don't like every single thing or see things the way others do! This goes on far to much on other groups so we decided to start our own where we could stop that childish mess and actually have FUN! SO do please come over and join in!***

May 21, 2016

Outlander just officially broke my heart

I just finished watching this week's episode of Outlander "Faith" and Oh my stars people get the tissues ready! I kid you not this episode truly broke my heart. I cried like a baby... and I do mean I bawled. That hasn't happened because of a TV show or series (I don't think, at least not to my memory) that much or that long after the show went off ever, in my nearly 40 years.

Caitriona Balfe is an absolutely amazing actress and then some! If you don't believe me watch that episode and you will have no doubt of it I assure you!!!

If she does not win some kind of award for that episode alone there is absolutely no justice in this world. WHEW! Sam did an outstanding job too but it was Caitriona that broke my heart. You will know what I mean when you see it. She was simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. And what makes this even more astonishing is I knew exactly what was going to happen I have read Dragonfly in Amber numerous times over the years I don't even know how many times but a lot all right...I thought I was ready, and that it wouldn't bother me that much. I didn't think I would do more than sniffle a bit. Boy how very wrong I was. I must go I need another tissue now.