Yes, yes, you’ve seen this author several times on the Index in my giveaways before, well that’s because when a writer’s one of your best friends, she gets the new release slot whether she wants it or not! 🙂 She’s actually pretty sickly at the moment, pregnancy is not being kind to her, so instead of an interview, I’m just giving away books!
Here’s her new release:
(Which has my favorite Naomi Rawlings’ cover so far, the lantern is PERFECT. (I want a lantern on a cover of mine–writing a book with a lantern is now on my to-do list), and this is also my favorite Hero/Heroine setup so far in her books.)
Betrayed and stranded in France at the height of war, Lord Gregory Halston has few options. After rescuing his ailing brother from jail, they struggle to survive in hostile territory without outing themselves as Englishmen. Gregory hopes the feisty French peasant woman he meets is willing to guide them to safety.
Danielle Belanger doesn’t wish to protect any man from the same country responsible for her brother’s demise. But there’s something about the determined Englishman that makes her willing to try. Though a match between Danielle and Gregory is impossible, their attraction can’t be denied. The only thing more dangerous than aiding the enemy…is falling in love with him.
Others in this series:
Since there’s no interview , I figured I’d highlight the newest search category in the Index’s new search capabilities. Storylines are the favorite tropes readers love (or don’t!), like Marriages of Convenience, Based on Real History, Love Triangles, Fairytale Spinoffs, etc.
This story has two: Socially Unequal Romance and Enemies to Lovers – I figured I’d show off the newest three books in each of these categories (besides Naomi’s).
Social Unequal Romance
1841 – New York
Rugged logger Daniel Braynard meets none of Ellen Hall’s husband requirements. Groomed for a prestigious marriage, she already has a choice between two wealthy suitors. She plans to make her decision by Christmas while visiting her hometown. But when tasked with creating the town’s decorations, she and Daniel are forced to work together. And her former childhood rescuer has matured into a man she can no longer ignore.
Daniel hardly recognizes the ambitious socialite Ellen has become. Somewhere beneath her airs is the spirited, warmhearted friend he has never forgotten. As Christmas nears, will the chill between them thaw to reveal the gift of a sweet love that was meant to be?
1870s – Kansas
Pampered town belle Sophie Charlton has always secretly enjoyed the attention of cowboy Dusty Sterling, a hired worker on her family’s farm, even though she’d never tell him so. But can she go against the will of her family, who insist that she make a good match in Assurance’s most eligible bachelor?
1852 – England
Socialite Margaret Vaughn is the wealthiest heiress in London-or so everybody thinks. Saddled with debt left by her father, she agrees to marry a rich man who can save her family’s estate. But when her fiancé turns out to be just another poor social climber, Margaret faces financial ruin-and social humiliation. Just when she thinks all is lost, she finds an unlikely angel in Tom Poole . . .
After amassing a fortune in the gold fields of Australia and surviving a harrowing shipwreck, Tom Poole is the toast of London society. Yet despite his newfound fame, he’s never forgotten his own humble beginnings. When he learns of Margaret’s plight, he offers her financial assistance-but his interest is not strictly business. Taken with her beauty and grace, the rugged adventurer wants nothing more than to win Margaret’s heart. But can he convince the proper, refined lady that, despite their social differences, they are a match made in heaven?
Enemies to Lovers
1889 – Montana
Caleb Craig will do anything for his son, even ask his boss’s enemy for help. Not only does Lilly Bell tend to his son’s injured puppy, but she offers to rehabilitate little Teddy’s leg. Caleb knows that getting Teddy to walk again is all that really matters, yet he wonders if maybe Lilly can heal his brooding heart, as well.
Precocious little Teddy—and his devoted father—steal Lilly’s heart and make her long for a child and husband of her own. But Lilly learned long ago that trusting a man means risking heartbreak. Happiness lies within reach—if she seizes the chance of love and motherhood she never expected…
The British soldier scorns the trappings of society life—including a society wife. So a posting in the remote San Juan Islands is perfect for him. But when an American girl crosses enemy lines, she turns his structured world upside down.
As smart as she is fetching, Rachel Thompson’s only experience with romance is the books she devours. But her father is determined that his spirited daughter make a suitable match. And a British officer could never be suitable. Can this real-life Romeo and Juliet triumph over the odds…or will their romance trigger the unthinkable—war?
1881 – Tennessee
Wherever Caleb O’Malley goes, trouble follows, and trouble is the last thing Rebecca Thurston needs. But when Caleb appears—gravely wounded—at Rebecca’s Smoky Mountain cabin, she can’t turn him away. His life depends on her kindness, but she never anticipated it would lead to an unwanted proposal.
Caleb never forgave himself for the accident that ended Rebecca’s engagement and destroyed her life. He doesn’t want to hurt her again. But after a week recuperating at her cabin, there is only one way for Caleb to protect both their reputations from scandal. Neither of them wants to tie the knot, but as Rebecca and Caleb spend time together, will they find there’s more to their marriage than convenience?
So tell me, what is your favorite Storyline, your least favorite Storyline, and did I miss any Storylines that should be included in the Index?
Tell me and you get added into the hat for each answer. Two winners gets Naomi’s book, another gets a choice ebook of any of the books shown in the post.
Based on Actual Characters or Events
Classic Literary Allusions
Enemies to Lovers
Falling in Love with a Coworker
Falls for the Children First
Fish Out of Water
Friends to Lovers
Marriage of Convenience/Arranged Marriage
May/December (Large age gap)
Past/Present Plot – Split Time Periods
Protector Falls for the One in Peril
Reforming the Bad Guy/Girl
Returning to Hometown
Socially Unequal Romance
Unusual Romantic Relationship
Western (Not Romance)
By the way, I’ve heard some readers are leery of the rafflecopter. You don’t have to sign in with facebook, you can sign in with your email address and name, I have to have both anyway to send you a book, so you’re not giving me any more information than that! Here’s the info on what rafflecopter collects. It just makes it a lot easier for me to randomly choose a winner (And I can see the info it collects when choosing a winner, it’s your name, email, and whatever entries you chose to enter into the rafflecopter and your answers if you provided any input).