Lady Anne-Ruined #new_release
Lady AnneBook One
Upon the death of her father, her Guardian, “The Honorable Robert Conrad” married her at sixteen to a vicious beast named Gerard Candor, the Marquis de Coeur. Her ‘husband’ would bring friends with him when he would arrive to provide her the small pittance she was expected to live on.
If she allowed them to use her body, then she would receive her money. If she fought them, she would be brutally beaten and receive no money.
Recognizing her need for help, her friend, Tom, helped her establish a very fine private club at her estate. With the money she received from the club games, she begins to build a fine stable of horses for the gentlemen to ride.
When the Marquis de Coeur dies, Anne celebrates with her gentleman. While she will have less money, she is certain her life will be better now.
She couldn’t be more wrong...
Aaron De Coeur bounded off the ship the moment it docked in Calais, France. He waited for neither his steward nor his luggage. Pushing his way through the crowd, he paid no attention to the hands that slyly searched his pockets for something to lift. He had no time to teach pickpockets a lesson.
He flagged a carriage for hire and gave the driver his destination. When the man declared it too far, Aaron offered him five times the going rate. Sensing a desperate customer, the driver refused, demanding even more. Aaron pulled a long-barreled gun from the arm holster hidden beneath his suit jacket and aimed it at the fellow’s head.
The driver’s eyes rounded in fear and sweat beaded upon his brow. “The wage is most generous, sir.”
By the time the majestic castle, with its four ancient guard towers and surrounding stone wall, came into sight, Aaron’s fists were numb from his continual clenching. When they pulled up before the door, Aaron leapt from the carriage. As he pulled out the coins to pay the driver, his focus went to the horses, panting in distress, foam bubbling from their mouths.
The butler, Shaw, hurried down the stone steps. He looked quite severe until he recognized Aaron. “Master Aaron, thank God, you’ve made it in time.”
“My father still lives?”
“Barely. He’s been holding on for you, my boy.”
Aaron placed the coins in Shaw’s hands. “Pay the driver, only after those horses have been watered, fed, and are fit to travel.”
Having no time to waste, Aaron took the steps three at a time. Only one thought filled his head: to speak to his father once more. He rushed through the entry hall, up the grand stairway, down the main hall, and into his father’s bedroom.
Stopping at the door, he stared at his once strong, but now shockingly frail father lying in bed. For a moment, Aaron feared fate had taken his father only seconds before he arrived. He approached the bed and knelt beside the silver haired man. When he discovered the old man’s hand still warm, Aaron sighed with relief.
His father’s eyes opened. “You made it,” the Marquis said in a raspy voice.
Aaron forced a smile upon his face. “I came the moment I received word. Why did you wait so long to write that you were ill?”
“Because you would have abandoned your dreams and come home. I have learned there is a terrible price to pay for stealing the dreams of the young. I would not do it twice.”
About the Author
Liza loves to write books. In fact, she has over fifty novels now and she still continues to publish a book a month.
She writes in a multitude of genres.
Romance, Comedy, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, & Western.
She even has one Young Adult novel.
Thus, her books have a wide range of heat from mild to adult language and situations, that are determined by what seems realistic for each of her many stories.
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Lady Anne is an interesting woman. She's faced hardships which would have crippled many others, yet she has risen above the pain and found something she enjoys...horses. Her life is completely different than many other women of her age. But when she realizes the truth about what happened and who was at fault, she must learn to adapt once more.
Ms. O'Connor writes stories with interesting characters. They are human and flawed but are still ones you want to see a happy ending for. No matter what happens to them, they find a way to persevere.
Lady Anne ties into my favorite of Ms. O'Connor's books (Her Sleuth Series). In Lady Anne we meet Jacko, the pirate before he becomes ensnared with Victor and Xavier. It's wonderful to learn more about this fascinating character and his own journey to happiness.
This book will keep you entertained!
Movies about friendship and overcoming obstacles are the staple of childhood. How to Train Your Dragon quickly became a favorite among younger audiences with the cute and adorable Toothless the Night Fury. Now the final installment of the movie series will have you crying as you say goodbye.
You can catch my review on Monday on WHMI at 8:40 in the AM or on my Movie Review Page.
What would you be willing to do for love? Would you risk your life? Would you go against the rules of your government or country? Would you risk it all?
In Ms. Marin's up-coming release, North to Nara, Neve must answer that tough question for herself. See if you would agree with her!
Behind the beauty is heartache... unless their love can save them.
Neve Hall has always admired the good works of the civil servants who brought prosperity back to the Nation. She especially respects the Sufferers—empaths who, with the help of technology, anonymously bear others’ troubles for them. But when her assigned empath is abruptly retired, she uncovers certain secrets. Like the identity of her new Sufferer, Micah Ward... and the fact that behind his kind smile is a life filled with loneliness and pain.
The closer Neve grows to Micah, the more desperate she becomes to protect him from a cruel and gruesome fate. But in a world where only a few are allowed the luxury of love, saving Micah comes with a price: Neve must choose between her loyalty to the Nation or her heart—a decision that will take them both on a race for their freedom, and their lives.
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About the Author:
When Amanda was a child, her father traveled frequently for business, always bringing her back a book as a present. Whether she was getting lost in the pages of a tale about far-away knights, girls with supernatural powers, or kindly giants, she was quickly hooked on stories.
Over the years, Amanda has followed her own yellow brick road of reading and writing, and although her adventures haven't involved sword fights or saving the planet from certain annihilation, they have involved jobs in scholarly publishing and marketing, a modest amount of travel, and a lifelong love of novels.
Amanda holds degrees in English from Salve Regina University and Boston College. She lives in southern New Hampshire with her family and a precocious pet poodle named Snickers.
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You can check out my review here or listen to me on Monday Morning at 8:40 on WHMI.
FROM LONDON WITH LOVE
by Melissa Kendall
What would you do if you had a one-night stand which resulted in the most amazing sex of your life? You’d want more, right? That’s what Angela wants, too, but unfortunately, the next morning she must return to University in Australia. So, she leaves Brad a note, hoping he’d contact her. But he never does. What a jerk.
Five years later, having finished her degree, Angela plans to celebrate with her friends at their favourite drinking spot. However, when she enters, she’s shocked to see Brad sitting at the bar. Summoning all of her courage, she says hello, and, in an instant, the spark between them rekindles. Problem is, this time, Brad's only in Australia one more day.
Spending what little time remains together, Angela can’t deny that he’s the only one for her. And with time running out, she realizes she must tell him the truth of her heart. Will fate let them find a way to be together forever, or are they always destined to part ways?
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