Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Love

Chesapeake Bay Series

by Nora Roberts


With spring in the air, and hope in our hearts, what better time is there to indulge in romance novels?   Here are four of my favorites, which I think readers will "fall in love with."

Chesapeake Bay - 1998 - 2004
A uniques series about four brothers: Cameron, Ethan, Phillip, and Seth. For fans of books about the love and endurance of families...


A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women.  But when his dying father called him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changed overnight…

After years of independence, Cameron had to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggled with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy.  Old rivalries and new resentments flared between Cameron and his brothers, but they tried to put aside their differences for Seth’s sake.  In the end, a social worker would decide Seth’s fate, and as tough as she was beautiful, she had the power to bring the Quinns together—or tear them apart…

Book Two


Of the three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father’s passion for the Maryland shore.  And now with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success.  But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life…

There is young Seth, who needs him more than ever.  And a woman he has always loved but never believed he could have.  But beneath Ethan’s seemingly still waters is a dark and painful past.  He must learn to see around the shadows to accept who he is.  Because through Ethan’s past lies the future—and his one chance at happiness…

Book Three

Phillip Quinn has done everything to make his life seem perfect.  With his career on the fast track and a condo overlooking the Inner Harbor, his life on the street is firmly in the past.  But one look at Seth and he's reminded of the boy he once was.

Seth's future as a Quinn seems assured--until a stranger arrives in town.  She claims to be researching the town of St. Christopher's for her new book, but the true objects of study are the Quinns.  Her cool reserve intrigues Phillip.  He is determined to uncover her motives, but she is holding a secret that has the power to threaten the life the brothers have made for Seth.  A secret that could tear the family apart--forever...

Book Four


It's been a long journey.  After a harrowing boyhood with his drug-addicted mother, Seth had been taken in by the Quinn family, growing up with three older brother who'd watched over him with love.  Now a grown man returning from Europe as a successful painter, Seth is settling down on Maryland's Eastern Shore, surrounded once again by Cam, Ethan, and Phil, their wives and children, and all the blessed chaos of the extended Quinn clan. Finally, he's back in the little blue-and-white house where there's always a boat at the dock, a rocker on the porch, and a dog in the yard.

Still, a lot has changed in St. Christopher's since he's been gone--and the most intriguing change of all is the presence of Dru Whitcomb Banks.  A city girl who has opened a florist shop in this seaside town, she craves independence and the challenge of establishing herself without the influence of her wealthy connections.  In Seth, she sees another kind of challenge--a challenge that she can't resist.
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Books available separately on Amazon or as a boxed set:



www.amazon.com/Nora-Roberts-Chesapeake-Bay0Saga-ebook/dp/B004TTXLFE
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Thank you, Nora Roberts, for the countless hours of reading enjoyment you've given your devoted fans over the decades...
I'm happily one!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

N E W   R E L E A S E !


The Hill family saga concludes as loyalties are questioned, faiths will be tested and undying love may come at a terrible cost…

Fara Hill, mother and faithful wife, is torn between her family at home and her urge to be at sea. Soon, she learns some disturbing truths. Was the past a fairy tale instead of reality?

Chloe Hill, loving wife and young mother, questions her faith when her husband sets an ultimatum she cannot meet. Will she be able to keep her marriage from falling apart?

Adrienne Bellamont Hill, born of a valiant captain and a fiery redhead, is untamed to her core and will bow to no man. Then Christian du Plessis enters her life with an offer she can’t refuse. Discovering the man behind the polished gentleman, she is drawn to him in many ways. Holding out for love is a family tradition, but can she resist the temptation of passion?

Christian finds this young woman to be a fascinating challenge, and is torn between keeping his distance from her and succumbing to her charms. A fierce battle of wills ensues as he sees she is much more than he ever imagined.

But danger lurks, threatening to destroy everything…

Can these two strong-willed individuals unite in the cause before time runs out?





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Heiresses in Love Series


Book One: Upon Your Return

Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will be forced to marry a stranger and live a miserable life.
But, Fara finds herself thrust into an adventure of a lifetime when unforeseen circumstances cause her to place her trust in a strange man for protection. His intervention not only saves her, but puts her in an even more compromising position.
Grant Hill, a trading captain, is enchanted by the young heiress not only because of her beauty, but because she is hardly conventional. Underneath her ladylike exterior lies a tigress. Grant cannot help but offer his protection as she is in need and he is far from immune from her charms.

Fara just never bargained on the passion that she feels for Grant Hill. As events unfold, she must decide whether her desires and the dictates of her heart should trump the rules of society...
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Book Two: Upon Your Honor

Deception is a dangerous path…
New York City, August, 1891 – Orphaned after the death of her father, Chloe Waverly stows away on La Voyageur to escape the clutches of her cruel fiancĂ©, Lamonte Beckett. Gabriel Hill, a strange and compelling gentleman, comes upon Chloe and promises to protect her without knowing the true circumstances of why she is running away. During their journey, Gabriel doesn’t bargain on being distracted by her fair beauty or succumbing to her many charms. As their attraction to each other grows, so does the danger and Gabriel suspects things are not as they should be.
Both are determined to get to New Orleans, where she can start a new life. But, once they reach their destination, events spin out of their control and Chloe is captured by the fiancé she escaped. Gabriel is left wondering if he can overlook her betrayal. Soon he finds himself in a race against time, to reach her before Beckett can exact revenge.
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About the Author
Bestselling multi-genre author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 23 other books. March 2016 Empress of the Universe title - winner of the "Broken Heart" themed contest and the "I Love You" themed contest on Poetry Universe. SECOND CHANCE HEART and A LITTLE MAGICK placed in the TOP 10 on the 2015 P&E Readers' Poll. Nominated in the TRR Readers' Choice Awards for Winter 2015. Poetry winner of the 2015 PnPAuthors Contest. The Versatile Blogger Award for 2015. Honorable Mention in the 2014 BTS Red Carpet Book Awards. Finalist and Runner-up in the 2014 MARSocial's Author of the Year Competition. Honorable mention in the January 2014 Reader's Choice Award. Liebster Blogger Award for 2013 and 2014. Top 10 Authors on AuthorsDB.com. Winner of the Great One Liners Contest on the Directory of Published Authors.

Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 24 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Blood at First Sight Series and The Code of Endhivar Series.

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It's a pleasure to feature Marie Lavender and her Heiresses in Love Series on my blog.  Comments and shares are always appreciated.
Happy reading and happy writing!