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Nightingale by Cathy Maxwell (This novella originally appeared in the print anthology The One That Got Away)

Title: Nightingale Classification: Adult Fiction Genre: Historical Fiction Associated Anthology: The One That Got Away Print Length: 96 pages Publisher: Avon Impulse (August 26, 2014) ASIN: B00JTYQIX6 Author's Website: Notes:  I received and eARC loan from the publisher. Life is full of choices. Sometimes they're the right choices and others times they're the wrong. Regardless of which they are, we need to make them and live with the consequences. Ten years ago Jemma made the mistake of choosing to marry the wrong man. Instead of letting her heart decide, she'd chosen the man who could offer her financial security. While she'd made an informed decision, the future doesn't always play out the way one thinks. Now, a widow supported by her brother's generosity, she's about to come face to face with the man she'd once turned down to plead for her brother's and consequently her's and her mother's lives. Ten...

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Feature and Giveaway: Nightingale by Cathy Maxwell

Fate has brought them together -again. At one time, Jemma had meant the world to Dane Pendleton, but then she betrayed their young love by marrying another for his title and fortune. Now Time has turned the tables. Dane is wealthy, respected, knighted and the widowed Jemma has nothing but her pride. His honor for hers . . . Dane’s name is on the lips of every beauty in London. They whisper he learned “tricks” while he was in the Orient. But has he forgotten Jemma, now Lady Mosby, and what they had once meant to each other? And will he accept her devil’s bargain? In every woman’s life, there is that one love who slipped away. The man who makes her wonder “what if?” But is this a momentary madness or a chance to rekindle a love that could last a lifetime? Originally appeared in the print anthology THE...

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Aloha to Cathy Maxwell and THE WEDDING WAGER (rerelease)

It's always a great day when we chat about Cathy Maxwell and her books.   This past week, Avon re-released THE WEDDING WAGER: From New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell comes a romance about a headstrong young lady determined to marry . . . Mary Gates longs to restore the family stables to their former glory . . . so she bids on the famous Spender Stud. The only way she can pay for the beast is to marry, but her only prospect is her neighbor and chief rival, Tye Barlow. She has been tempted by his charms in the past—but she's determined not to give in to him now. So Mary boldly goes to where the husbands are—London. She takes the town by storm, but the marital prospects are uninspiring when compared to Tye. He's followed her, determined to thwart her plans. Still she can't help but forget...

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Review: The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell

Rowena’s review of The Bride Says No (Brides of Wishmore #1) by Cathy Maxwell. 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. This is the first book in the Brides of Wishmore series by Cathy Maxwell.  I’ve enjoyed Maxwell’s books in the past so I was pretty stoked to get this book for review. The story starts off with Lady...

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Cover Reveal - Cathy Maxwell's THE GROOM SAYS YES

It's my party and I'll reveal if I want to!  We're celebrating the fourth anniversary of SOS Aloha (link).   I am honored to host the cover reveal of Cathy Maxwell's THE GROOM SAYS YES, Book Three in The Brides of Wishmore series: New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell delivers a dazzling new series—The Brides of Wishmore He had a noose around his neck and a price on his head -- Sabrina Davidson, dutiful daughter, avowed spinster, thought she’d secured a place for herself in Aberfeldy society—and then her hard-earned acceptance of her fate is challenged by the arrival of Cormac Enright, trained physician, soldier of fortune, earl of Ballin and convicted felon. A prim and proper miss was the last thing he needed-- Mac is determined to clear his name, but first he has to find the man whose testimony sentenced him to a hangman’s noose. Of course,...

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Review: The Bride Says Maybe by Cathy Maxwell

The Bride Says Maybe is the second book in The Brides of Wishmore series by Cathy Maxwell. My main complaint about the first book, The Bride Says No ,was that it was all over the place as far as POVs and the woman who was supposed to be the main character, Lady Aileen, took such a backseat to her bratty sister that it turned me off. I didn’t believe the romance and was too focused on the decisions and actions of someone other than the heroine to really enjoy myself. To be blunt I wasn’t a big fan of Lady Tara when I finished the first book. Like, at all. But I was intrigued about how exactly Cathy Maxwell would redeem her character and turn her into a viable love interest after her childish, ridiculous actions previously. Now that her sister has married her intended and her childhood love has left her behind and...

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Review: The Bride Says Maybe by Cathy Maxwell

Cathy Maxwell write with a flair for comedic sensibility, bring to life two characters who are perfect for each other in a sweet tale of love and understanding, paying homage to “Beauty and the Beast.” ~ Buried Under Romance

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Keeping Warm with Avon Romance

Good morning!   Another artic blast forced the county schools to open late this morning.   My kids still wake up on time ... so they enjoy unexpected time on the XBox!    That gives me extra time to roam the net. Yesterday was Super Tuesday for Avon Romance with the release of several fan favorites (link): Cathy Maxwell and Tessa Dare will be answering Q&As with on Wednesday, January 29, 12 pm at Avon Romance (link).   I've already submitted my question and you can, too, at the link. Cathy and Tessa discussed rogues in their own Q&A at this link. Over at The Romance Dish, Cathy shares her thoughts on happiness (link) with giveaweay for THE BRIDE SAYS NO.   The Romance Dish also offers an excerpt from Tessa Dare's ROMANCING THE DUKE (link). Cathy gives an intimate interview with The Book Obsessed Chicks (link) with giveaway for...

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Amazing Books On Sale Today!!

Wulfe Untamed A Feral Warriors Novel PAMELA PALMER They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . . The most enigmatic and tortured of the Feral Warriors, Wulfe is haunted by the quiet beauty of a human woman who no longer remembers him. Once a captive of both the Mage and the Ferals, Natalie stole a piece of his heart before he took her memories and sent her safely back to her fiancé. But now the Mage are threatening her again, and Wulfe will risk anything to protect her. Natalie Cash is stunned when she's saved by a wolf who shifts suddenly into a splendidly built, if badly scarred, man, a man with the kindest eyes. Swept into a world of intrigue and...

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Cathy Maxwell and Tessa Dare here tomorrow!

Bestselling (and much beloved) historical romance novelists Cathy Maxwell and Tessa Dare will be chatting with fans and answering YOUR questions on January 29, 2014 at 12pm EST! Cathy Maxwell just debuted a brand new series with a new novel out this week, THE BRIDE SAYS NO. Tessa Dare is continuing her Castles Ever After series with a new novel out this week, ROMANCING THE DUKE! Join us HERE (or click on the Q&A section on the right hand side of this site). Not available to join then? Ask your question now and they will answer tomorrow when they arrive!

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