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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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Review: The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell

Bride Says No by Cathy MaxwellSeries: Brides of Wishmore #1 Publisher: Avon BooksPublished: January 28, 2014Genre: Historical Romance, Regency, RomanceFormat: eBook, 384 pages Purchase Links: Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Kobo • iTunes • The Book Depository • IndieBound • All Romance • Books-a-MillionAdd to my reading pile: Goodreads Media Source: EdelweissFTC Disclaimer: This book was provided by the Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review of the book. NO monetary compensation for this review or time has been provided. The opinions expressed in our reviews are our own. Overall Rating: 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...

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Aloha to Cathy Maxwell and THE BRIDE SAYS NO - Book Review

Cathy Maxwell kicks off a new Regency Scottish Romance series, The Brides of Wishmore, with THE BRIDE SAYS NO, available January 28 from Avon Romance: What happens when a bride says no? He is the bastard son of a duke, arrogant, handsome, a little bit dangerous, and, of course, one of the most sought-after bachelors in London. He is also about to be publicly jilted by some chit of a girl! Blake Stephens' pride isn't about to let him be humiliated, so he charges after his bride to the wilds of Scotland, determined to bring her to the altar. What happens when the heart says yes? He is promised to one woman, but discovers his soul stirred by . . . the chit's sister! Lady Aileen Davidson's reputation was ruined ages ago, which is why she's buried herself in the country, but her fiery spirit and bold beauty threaten to...

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Review: The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell

I usually start my reviews with a summary in my own words and then move on to how I felt about the romance, plot, characters, etc. I’m going to do things a bit different with this review. Blurb from Goodreads: 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 The main reason I am writing this review in a slightly different...

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Excerpt of Cathy Maxwell's THE BRIDE SAYS NO

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathy Maxwell launches a brand new series about the Brides of Wishmore! THE BRIDE SAYS NO is not out until next week, on 1/28/13, but we've got a sneak peek here!

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