on November 21st 2017
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All a lady wants for Christmastide is a Rogue of her own...
Seven Rogues find the love of their lives in this historical holiday collection. Follow each rogue as they learn how enticing love can be and that sometimes even the wickedest rogues can find their happy-ever-after.
"Jewel of Winter" by Kirsten S. BlacketerWhen a trio of thieves arrive at her inn during a snowstorm, Jessamine must submit to their leader, Edmund. She never expected to spend Christmas as a captive.
"Christmas Seduction" by Samantha HoltAfter a rocky start to their arranged nuptials, the Duke of Fenhurst must make a success of his marriage somehow. Alex returns to his wife for Christmas to celebrate...and seduce.
"How to Kiss a Rogue" by Amanda MarielLady Natalie's betrothal is ended and frees her to pursue the man of her dreams. During a holiday party she discovers the lord she desires in attendance. So hatches a plan to snare him.
"A Wallflower's Christmas Kiss" by Dawn BrowerAn arranged betrothal has Lady Juliette Brooks seeking out her former childhood friend, the Duke of Kissinger to beg him to honor his long ago promise. Grayson Abbot has no desire to marry, but he always keeps his word. As they race to Scotland they rediscover the joy of friendship and a passion neither planned on.
"The Rogue's Seduction" by Lauren SmithWhen a darling of the ton is targeted by a man who wishes to marry her and break her spirit, she seeks the help of London's most notorious devil in pretending that she's already engaged. What begins as a dangerous game soon turns to seduction over a Christmas neither of them will forget.
"Tamed for Christmas" by Sandra SookooWhen a confirmed bachelor and a headmistress literally crash into each other at a boarding school for young ladies, an unexpected Christmas romance begins, proving love isn't just a game for young people.
"The St Nicholas Day Wager" by Em TaylorWhen her childhood friend wins a wager against her brother for her hand in marriage, Gabriella is horrified. She knows he finds her looks hideous. Her marriage is surely doomed?
Seven Rogues for Christmas: A Historical Romance Collection.
We are happy to welcome 7 fabulous authors to this author event:
Monday features Kirsten S Blacketer & Samantha Holt.
Tuesday features Amanda Mariel & Dawn Brower.
Wednesday features Lauren Smith & Sandra Sookoo.
Friday features Em Taylor.
“Jewel of Winter” by Kirsten S. Blacketer
“You want people to think you’re cold and indifferent, calloused and uncaring.” She whimpered as his fingertips trailed over her chest and came to rest against her neck. Her pulse pounded beneath his hand. “You manipulate, steal, and lie while maintaining a proper gentleman’s persona.”
“You’ve said as much already. Enough.” He whispered as he leaned down pressing a soft kiss against her fluttering pulse. “My question is, do you know me well enough to satisfy me?”
“No one will ever be able to satisfy you, Edmund.”
He grasped her chin in his hand and turned her face to see her flashing eyes. Brushing his thumb across her lower lip, he admired the flush of pink as it stained her cheeks. “Such a smart mouth for a country lass. I can think of a much more pleasurable way to utilize that tongue of yours.”
Her eyes widened as he closed the remaining space between them and kissed her. He turned her in his arms, not breaking the sweet contact as it stole her breath. Different from previous kisses, this one demanded nothing. It requested her submission to him. He’d longed for her since the night of the masquerade. Hell, even before that. He slid his hand into her hair, pulling her closer and forcing her to open to him.
Heat and brandy mingled on his tongue as he explored her mouth. She sighed when he slowly loosened her gown with his free hand. He stepped back briefly to pull the cumbersome gown from her body and toss it onto the floor. As he feathered kisses along her jaw, he untied the bustle, then let it tumble to the ground. Jess moaned, and he hooked his thumbs into her drawers, pulling them down her legs.
“Why am I the only one being undressed?” she murmured as he kissed her throat.
He covered her lips with his and whispered in her mouth. “The only thing I want to hear is you moaning my name.”
He kissed her hard, nipping her lower lip in warning. He pulled the strings of her corset loose with the skill befitting a jewel thief. Tearing it from her body, he focused on the thin chemise she wore. His hands slid beneath the material and cupped her breasts. They filled his palms, and he couldn’t help but brush his thumbs across her nipples. The ragged gasp from her lips made him grin. Her clouded gaze betrayed the need raging through her. He pulled the material over her head and glanced at every glorious curve of her naked body. Edmund licked his lips.
“Sit down on that chair.” He pointed to the wing-backed armchair before the fireplace. “Place one leg on each arm.”
Kirsten is giving away a digital copy of At Winter’s Demand.
Comment to have a chance of winning with the answer to this question:
Kirsten says: “I’m a sucker for first kiss scenes in books and movies”
She’d like to know:
What in your opinion is the best ON SCREEN kiss?
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“Christmas Seduction” by Samantha Holt
Emma put her head around the door and saw a scraggy ball of fluff trying to chew on Mr Hampton’s leg. The butler attempted to shake off the animal and his cries of annoyance grew louder.
“Shoo, bloody mutt.”
She peered at the filthy ball and realised it was indeed a dog. She strode into the hallway and the butler froze, a dog hanging off his leg.
“Oh, Your Grace, forgive me.”
Emma had to smother a laugh at the sight of the stern-faced butler trying to ignore the dog who was becoming increasingly persistent. Growls emanated from the filthy ball of fur. She was still vaguely annoyed with him for getting in the way of her seduction attempt so it was no less than he deserved, she decided.
“Is there a problem, Mr Hampton?” Her serious tone cracked into a snigger.
“No, Your Grace, just—”
The dog’s growls increased in volume when Mr Hampton started shaking his leg again. Then the study door swung open and Alexander popped his head out. “What in the devil is that noise?” He glanced down to spot the dog and he stepped out of the study. “What is that?”
“Nothing, Your Grace,” Mr Hampton said, his face as stern as ever.
Emma released a bubble of laughter and Alexander glanced at her, at first surprised, then his eyes crinkled and he grinned.
“It doesn’t look like nothing, Hampton. Would you like a hand?”
“No, Your Grace. I can manage it.” He shook his leg again.
This time the laughter consumed her and Emma felt tears welling in her eyes. “Oh, Alexander, do help poor Mr Hampton.”
Laughing, Alexander bent to try to disengage the dog from the butler’s leg. After much growling and shaking, the dog released his trouser leg only to latch into Alexander’s jacket sleeve. Emma found herself almost doubled over with laughter.
“What the devil—”
“He has taken a liking to you, Your Grace,” Emma said, swiping her eyes. “Wherever did you find him, Mr Hampton?”
“I had just stepped out to find Mr Thompson who was bringing in some firewood and this thing followed me in and attached himself to me.”
Taking pity on Alexander, who was having no luck getting the dog to leave him alone, Emma persuaded him to keep his arm still while she clutched the soaking, filthy dog and rubbed behind his ears.
“Be careful,” Alexander warned her. “Don’t let him bite you.”
“He won’t bite me. Just keep still. You’re scaring him.”
“Scaring him?” He looked at her incredulously. “He’s the one biting my arm.”
“Shh… Poor love, he’s so cold and wet. He’s probably worried you’ll send him back out in the cold.”
“And I won’t?”
She gave him a stern look. “No, you will not.” She continued to pet the dog until he stilled and finally released Alexander’s sleeve. Alexander shook out his arm and eyed the damage to his jacket with a scowl.
Samantha is giving away a digital copy of Amelia and the Viscount.
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Would you love to go back in time to experience a real Regency Christmas?
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