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Six new romance novellas: three historical, three contemporary.
Historical Romance Novellas
THE PROMISE THAT KATY DID by Annette Lyon
After the death of Sue Ellen, the closest thing she has to family, Katy knows it’s time to leave the house she’s lived in as a guest and start over in the city. She quickly secures a job, but before leaving, she must honor the unusual promise she made to Sue Ellen on her deathbed: meet with Mr. Balmer. The elderly gentleman arranges for his grandson Barrett to escort her to a town dance. That evening, shy Katy quickly feels at ease with her partner. If her new position weren’t taking her from town morning after next, perhaps something could develop between them. But Barrett may not feel the same about her, and besides, they don’t have enough time to find out.
A LADY OF SENSE by Sarah M. Eden
Eleanor Sherwood has lived her entire life under her parents’ thumb with little hope of escape. When they choose the unbearable Mr. Broadstead to be her future husband, she begs her father for another option. He arranges for her to meet Peter Havensham, who quickly proves himself a good and kindhearted gentleman, completely different from Mr. Broadstead, and utterly undeserving of a forced engagement. Eleanor cannot bring herself to prey upon Peter’s honor, but neither can she imagine a life with Mr. Broadstead. What is a lady to do when faced with such an impossible choice?
A SECOND CHANCE by Heather B. Moore
Virginia needs a new start in order to recover from her broken marriage and vicious gossips of her neighborhood in Boston, so when her best friend Millie invites Virginia to Chicago, she goes to live with her friend’s family. But when Millie asked Virginia to participate in a double-date, Virginia knows she’s not ready to start dating again. Reluctantly she agrees, only to find out that Max might just be the man who can repair the cracks in her heart.
Three Contemporary Romance Novellas
BRAELYNN’S BLIND DATE by Victorine E. Lieske
When Braelynn agrees to go on a blind date, she thinks she’s hit the jackpot. Tyler is gorgeous and the perfect gentleman. Of course she should have known it was too good to be true. It turns out that Tyler really wasn’t Tyler, but a random stranger who went along with Braelynn’s mistaken assumption. So, she chalks it up to a dumb mistake until she gets to work Monday morning and discovers that her gorgeous blind date is now her new boss.
BIANCA’S HOPE by Rachel Branton
A blind-date-gone-wrong is not the way Bianca would have chosen to celebrate the news that she might be losing her business, but saying no to the sister who took care of her after their mother’s death proves impossible. So for one date, one torturous evening, she’ll endure the company of an infuriating, heartless man she has no intention of ever seeing again. She doesn’t expect her heart to have other plans. Bianca soon learns that sometimes the unexpected is not only what you need, it’s exactly what you’ve been waiting for all along.
BLIND SPOT by Sariah Wilson
Ria has prepared most of her life to meet her prince, trouble is, her mother keeps yanking her back to reality. So when Ria reads about a country teeming with princes, she drops everything and applies to grad school. But every blind date goes wrong, and while Ria commiserates with her roommate Tessa and Tessa’s totally un-prince-like brother Paolo, Ria discovers that all the things she thought she wanted in a man are far from what she really needs.
Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award-winning author and a three-time recipient of Utah’s Best of State medal for fiction. She has received many publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, including the Silver Quill for PAIGE, one of her books in the co-written Newport Ladies Book Club series. She is the author of over a dozen novels, at least as many novellas, a cookbook, a grammar guide, plus some 120 hundred articles. Visit Annette at annettelyon.com.
Heather B. Moore Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women’s fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. Visit Heather at hbmoore.com.
Rachel Branton has worked in publishing for over twenty years. She loves writing and traveling, and she hopes to write and travel a lot more. As a mother of seven, including a four-year-old, it’s not easy to find time to write, but the semi-ordered chaos gives her a constant source of writing material. Under the name Rachel Branton, she writes romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction. Rachel also writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction under the name Teyla Branton. Visit Rachel at teylarachelbranton.com.
Sarah M. Eden read her first Jane Austen novel in elementary school and has been addicted to historical romance ever since. With a degree in research and a fascination with history, Eden loves delving deep into history. She is the author of multiple historical romances. Visit Sarah at www.sarahmeden.com.
Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters–which is why she writes romance. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers). Sariah writes romance and historical fiction. Visit Sariah at www.sariahwilson.com.
Victorine E. Lieske is an NYT and USA Today best-selling author. She writes clean and humorous romance. Victorine is active in several writing guild’s and groups, and has received multiple awards for her service to authors. Along with Victorine’s writing and graphic design work for the publishing industry, she and her husband manufacture rubber stamps and wall vinyl for the craft industry. Visit Victorine at www.victorinelieske.com.
Will Hawkins is a simple stable boy who works in the prince’s stables. When he becomes reacquainted with his reserved yet resilient childhood friend, Ella, Will falls deeply in love with her.
Ella lives a hard life. Both of her parents have died and she works as a servant in her own home, being abused and neglected by her stepmother and stepsisters.
Will is about to propose to Ella, hoping to rescue her from her harsh life, when Prince Kenton announces a ball in which he will choose his wife from among his subjects. With the prince as competition, along with the wealth, security, and comfort he could offer Ella, Will recognizes that he could never give Ella the life that the prince could. Selflessly, and with Ella’s best interest at heart, Will makes the decision to let Ella go and let her choose her own path.
Ella’s Will is a realistic, historical retelling of the Cinderella story, but it is told from an outside perspective. What would it be like to watch Cinderella suffer? What kind of person was she? What kind of person was the prince? What if someone else loved Cinderella before the ball? Ella’s Will examines the selfless and patient nature of true love and brings the fairy tale into the real world. There are no fairy godmothers, no helpful mice. The characters must struggle to solve their own problems, often stumbling along the way. And as they do so, they become stronger, wiser, and filled with a greater capacity to love and forgive.Win ELLA'S WILL by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee #YAromance #giveaway #newldsfictiongiveaway Click To Tweet
Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. She is the wife of a hard-working, sweet, supportive science teacher/civil engineer, and a mother of five rambunctious, hilarious, adorable boys. She loves reading, playing catch, and being at home with her family, unless she is on a date with her husband, which usually includes a movie on $5 Tuesdays.
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Darius DarSan Williams, newly crowned King of the Realm, is being pushed and tested on all sides by others vying for power.
His best friend Kelln is in Mar trying to find the escaped Preacher and his daughter, while Mezar discovers a plot in Gildan that could tear the Realm apart, and put Christine in danger.
All are being watched over and guided by the mysterious Cremelino horses.
They hold one final magical secret that could help Darius save those he loves and find the path of peace.Win THE PATH OF PEACE by @MSheltonBooks #YAfantasy #giveaway #newldsfictiongiveaway Click To Tweet
Mike Shelton Mike Shelton cannot remember a time when he wasn’t reading a book—at school, home, on vacation, at work at lunch time. Though he has read all sorts of genres he has always been drawn to fantasy. It is his way of escaping to a simpler time filled with magic, wonders and heroics of young men and women. He also enjoys hiking, discovering nature, playing a little basketball or volleyball, and most recently disc golf. Mike has currenly written three YA/Teen fantasy novels.
Visit Mike at www.michaelsheltonbooks.com.
In the hot summer of 1950, a young girl looked down from her window enchanted with the arrangements for that evening’s party. On the lawn, musicians tuned their instruments and servers set tables on the lush, green grass that dripped with linin, silver and roses cut straight from the garden. But most beautiful of all was her mother.
She could not have known that in a few brief hours, her world would be shattered by tragedy.
Six years later, Adeline Jones is nineteen years old, wonderfully independent and on the road to the home of her childhood. She is drawn by memories of innocent, endless days by the lake, often thinking of her friends Matthew Rose and her very first love, the accidentally adorable, Harrison McIssac. Holding to the legacy that her mother left, Adeline is determined to become a woman of grace and virtue.
But, on her return, she finds that not all is as she imagined it to be. Looking-Glass Cottage has lain abandoned, falling into shocking decline and the discovery of a diary, written by her mother, threatens the very truths that Adeline has cherished all her life. Torn between the ardent affections of Matthew and her helpless adoration for Harrison, who has become a puzzle in and of himself, Adeline aches for the guidance of the mother she lost.
This is a story of childhood innocence and the messy confusing truth of growing up. With the witty and charming single mom, Betty Beachamp, at her side, Adeline must remember the girl she once was, to become the woman she hopes to be.Win REMEMBER THE GIRL by Leanora Benoit #YAromance #giveaway #newldsfictiongiveaway Click To Tweet
Leanora Benoit Leanora Benoit began to writing at a young age (sickly sentimental gibberish) with no regrets. With age, marriage and children, she has come to appreciate true love for what it is: pleasure in the simple things, a person to be goofy with, patience, charity and compassion while the path to love is a tangled, heartbreaking mess of a thing. That is what she writes. For the hope of more, the endurance of all else. It is our greatest adventure.
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For five years, Jameson Rex has harbored a startling secret. When his uncle uncovers the truth and threatens to expose him, the disinherited Rex removes to London in search of a wealthy wife. But rumors of his disgrace have already rippled through the ranks of society, marking Rex as a scoundrel, a rake, and worst of all: an ineligible bachelor.
The rumors flying through town are not all about Rex, however. Charming, vivacious, and completely unaffected, Sarah Mendenhall has quickly become the most sought-after débutante in London. Despite the masses vying for her affections, Sarah is resolved to enjoy her first season in town, and vows not to accept a single proposal, no matter how handsome or wealthy the gentleman offering may be.
Desperate for funds, Rex accepts a wager to woo the unconquerable Miss Mendenhall, embarking on a whirlwind courtship that puts both of their reputations on the line. But will his triumph be worth the price he must pay? Bound to secrecy, driven by duty, and forced to choose between saving her innocence and saving himself, Rex is determined that nothing will stop him from winning her heart—even if it makes him a scoundrel.Win SCOUNDREL IN DISGUISE by Shaela Kay #victorian #romance #giveaway #newldsfictiongiveaway Click To Tweet
Shaela Kay Shaela Kay was born and raised near Seattle, WA. She studied Theatre and English at Brigham Young University-Idaho, but left her studies when she met her sweetheart and started a family. In addition to writing, she enjoys quilting, scrapbooking, and homeschooling her four children. She and her family live in a little house along the banks of the mighty Columbia River in southeast Washington.
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Sophie Newton is determined to prove herself to her father, who insists she could never run a successful business. She opens a beachside taco stand called The Sandy Tortilla and plans to make her own way, one burrito at a time.
When she loses her summer help, Sophie rushes to find somebody to help take orders. She finds that somebody in Montgomery Winters, a struggling actor from LA. Mont takes the job; the money’s useful, though he finds that his curvy boss is what really keeps him around.
As Sophie and Mont work together, they discover an intense attraction between them. But when Mont’s agent calls him about a career-making audition, he decides he must pursue the opportunity, even though he can’t get Sophie out of his head. Now, Sophie must choose between chasing after the man she’s falling in love with and the business she’s fought so hard to build.Win UNTIL SUMMER ENDS by @ElanaJ #contemporaryromance #giveaway #newldsfictiongiveaway Click To Tweet
Elana Johnson Elana Johnson is an author of YA novels and romance novels, as well as an elementary school teacher. Her work includes young adult speculative and romance under the pen name, Liz Isaacson. She co-founded the Query Tracker blog and WriteOnCon, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers. She is also a mom to two kids, a weekday chef, and is dancing and writing her way through life with a flourish!
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