Posted by Jeanne Adams Nov 22 2016, 12:08 am in Anna Campbell, Anna Markland, Barbara Devlin, Catherine Kean, Elizabeth Rose, Hildie McQueen, Jeanne Adams, Joan Kayse, Jordan K Rose, Kathryn le Veque, Lana Williams, Meara Platt, Sandy Blair, Suzanne Ferrell, Tina DeSalvo, Under The Kissing Bough
Hey everyone!! Happy (early) Thanksgiving! You need something to take the pressure off and help you get through Thanksgiving with your family.
Really. You do.
How about 15 FABULOUS, fun, happy tales of love under the Mistletoe? Mischief, reunions, magick, and happily ever afters abound in these fifteen gems from authors in all genres.
Need a historical taste of love under the kissing bough?
That would be regency from Barbara Devlin’s Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me; medieval from Kathryn le Veque’s Upon a Midnight Dream, Catherine Kean’s One Knight’s Kiss, Anna Markland’s Unkissable Knight, and Elizabeth Rose’s Destiny’s Kiss and Meara Platt‘s If You Loved Me; mail-order brides from Hildie McQueen’s Christina, A Bride for Christmas; Victorian in frequent Lair Guest Sandy Blair’s Tartan Bows and Mistletoe; Regency from our own Bandita, Anna Campbell’s Mistletoe and the Major!
For spirited tales of love, adventure and magick, you’ll want my contemporary paranormal A Yule to Remember and Jordan K Rose’s Her Vampire Protector, and for a little Historical paranormal fun, there’s Lana William’s Dancing Under the Mistletoe and our own Joan Kayse’s An Irish Gift.
For a contemporary romp with wonderful fun try Tina DeSalvo with Hunt for Christmas and our own Suz Ferrell returns to her town of Westen with Close to Santa’s Heart.
There’s nothing more fun at this time of year than the magic of love! I’m so excited about this set. I’ve read several of the stories and I can tell you they are captivating, LOL funny in some places, joyful, poignant, and perfect.
I know you’ll enjoy them as much as I have.
So….I’m giving away 5 copies of Under the Kissing Bough to commenters today!! Just tell me…
What’s your FAVORITE mistletoe story? Did you steal a kiss? See Mama kissing Santa Claus?
If you don’t have a favorite mistletoe story from your own life, let’s talk carols!! What’s your abso-favo Christmas/Holiday tunes? Mine are the Hannukah Song, O Holy Night, O Come, O Come Emanuel, Adeste Fideles in Latin, It caem Upon a Midnight Clear….so many favorites! Tell me yours!!
Posted by Jeanne Adams Oct 29 2015, 12:08 am in Amanda Mariel, Arucard, Barbara Devlin, Catherine Kean, Demetrius Cover Reveal, Elizabeth Rose, Jeanne Adams, Kathryn LeVeque, Lana Williams, medieval romance, Regency, Victoria Vane, westerns
WELCOME!! Come one, come all to the Wolfe’s Lair, home of the legendary de Wolfe family. Men who’ll make your heart beat a little faster, women with grit and determination despite their circumstances, and heat and action galore!
This is the world of the de Wolfe men and women, created by Kathryn LeVeque, and expanded upon by fifteen different authors who’ve had a blast playing in Kathryn’s rich, imaginative world.
When our frequent Bandit guest Barbara Devlin told me about this intriguing de Wolfe Pack Kindle Worlds project, I was thrilled for her to be going back to writing in the medieval period.
For those of you who are fans or have found Barb through the Bandit Blog, she’s got some FAB new books since the last time she was with us! Her amazing prequels to her Brethren of the Coast series, starts with ARUCARD, (which is one of the best reads of the year). These books are all set in medieval times, as the Templar knights flee France and persecution. I LOVED Arucard’s story and am eagerly awaiting the next in The Brethren’s Origin Novels!!
And now… DRUM ROLL PLEASE….. this is the official cover reveal for the SECOND book in the origins series:
(OMGosh, I loved Arucard, but gotta say y’all are going to totally ADORE this story!!!!!)
And if you’re dying for more Brethren of the Coast, you’ll only have to wait another couple of weeks for LOVE WITH AN IMPROPER STRANGER (November 16)
So, from all that exciting news, and great new stories coming down the pike, I was even more excited when Barb told me about the de Wolfe project. I love how Barb’s author “voice” suits the medieval, I was delighted to find out about LONE WOLFE.
Here’s the blurb for this exciting tale….
LONE WOLFE by Barbara Devlin (A de Wolfe Pack Kindle Worlds novella)
It is the tempestuous time of the Wars of the Roses and, as the Lancasters and the Yorks battle for the Crown, Lady Desiderata de Mandeviel is
caught in the games men play in their lust for power and privilege. Contracted to wed from birth, she welcomes a union with the love of her life, the greatest lancer in England, Titus Saint-Germain. When her father delivers news of her betrothed’s untimely demise, and demands she marry another, Desi must choose between her heart’s desire and family loyalty. Will Desi trust her instincts or yield to paternal authority?
Harboring a secret, the truth of his parentage, imparted by his mother on her deathbed, Titus Saint-Germain finds himself trapped between two warring factions with no escape. A loyal Yorkist, the warrior knight serves with distinction and valor, until his own men, in the heat of battle, betray him. It is a scene eerily similar to the one that claimed the life of his father, the great Titus de Wolfe, at Towton, with a singular exception. Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally—an uncle unaware of his brother’s progeny. Will Titus resist fate and deny his destiny, or will the Lone Wolfe, at long last, journey home to the Lair
What’s more, Barb is giving away a Kindle Fire and 3 copies of LONE WOLFE – we’ll chose from among our commenters and winners will be posted on Barb Devlin’s Facebook Page. Grins.
As I said, I think it’s totally cool that all these wonderful authors came together to play in Kathryn’s beloved world. Here are a few of the other authors who are playing in the de Wolfe world….
BRETON WOLFE by Victoria Vane
She swore to defy him to her dying breath… But passion blurs the line between love and hate…
The bluest blood and the hardest heart… at least when it comes to marriage… The daughter of a duke and granddaughter of a king, Adele of Vannes was bartered at birth in a marriage treaty for the sole purpose of producing a royal heir. When her philandering husband is slain by Norse marauders, she is coerced to wed again in order to protect her home and her people. Adele knows that her beloved Brittany needs a strong hand to survive, but how can she ever reconcile her bitterness and hatred with the desire she feels for her mortal enemy?
She’s the jewel he seeks for his Breton crown…A Barbarian bent on building a dynasty, Valdrik Vargr, ‘the Norse Wolf,’ is renowned for both his bravery in battle and shrewdness in statecraft. Setting his sights on claiming the kingdom of Brittany, he knows that siring sons from royal blood would solidify his hold, but the woman he would claim as his queen refuses to have him. Will he fuel her hatred by taking her to his bed, or will the man who strikes terror in the hearts of men be reduced to wooing his bride?
Victoria will be giving away …… Her winners will be posted on her website, and here on Romance Bandits!
TRUSTING THE WOLFE by Lana Williams
Stabbed and left for dead in one of London’s most dangerous neighborhoods, Marcus de Wolfe is astounded when a woman resembling the angel from the famous family legend saves him. Once recovered, he shoves aside his angel’s captivating image and focuses on his goal of stopping whoever is smuggling cargo on his ships.
Left penniless by her wastrel father, seamstress Tessa Maycroft doesn’t trust men, especially not the handsome earl with the golden eyes she saved. To keep others from facing the fate she barely escaped, she offers seamstress apprenticeships for impoverished girls, giving them a chance for a better life.
But when Marcus appears in her shop and insists there’s a terrible connection between her girls and his ships, she agrees to help him once more. He tempts her to believe there might be more to life than she’s dared to hope.
Marcus soon realizes Tessa is anything but a simple seamstress. His angel shows him he’s not as dead inside as he believed. Can the passion they find in each other’s arms unite these lonely souls or will the plot they uncover threaten not only their new-found love but their lives?
Lana will be giving away 2 ebook copies (Kindle only, obviously) of Trusting The Wolfe, the novella featured and part of the world.
LOVES LEGACY by Amanda Mariel
Can love’s legacy bring two war weary souls together?
Drawn by a flicker of light coming from the ruins of Babylon Castle, Rebecca Sumerfield is driven to investigate. The last thing she expects to find is the castle’s owner, a Captain in the British Army. Still devastated from her brother’s death in battle, she despises all things military.
Having survived Waterloo, Captain Camden Le Bec isn’t in the market for romance. He stops at Babylon Castle, the perfect place to gather his thoughts, only for the spirited Rebecca to storm his castle and demand he leave at once. Her fearless defiance and selfless heart awaken a desire Camden has never known. He’s determined to possess her, but Rebecca refuses to risk another broken heart.
Will they find solace in each other’s arms, or has war pushed them both beyond any hope?
A KNIGHT’S DESIRE by Catherine Kean
Lady Rosetta Montgomery, a descendant of the fierce Norman de Wolfe warriors who subdued England alongside William the Conqueror, is on her way to her wedding when she’s kidnapped by a rider dressed all in black. She discovers her abductor is Lord Ashton Blakeley, her first and only true love, who left her to go on Crusade. Ash is a changed man now, with disfiguring scars and agonizing secrets. As rumors of lost Anglo-Saxon gold and treachery unfold, and Rosetta grows to understand the man Ash has become, will she help him fight for their love, or will the danger surrounding the hidden riches cost them all that they treasure?
Catherine will be giving away a Kindle copy of her Knight’s Series boxed set (the first four novels in her series) plus a Kindle copy of Dance of Desire – her winners will be posted here and on her Facebook page!
WOLFE OF THE WEST by Elizabeth Rose
Billy de Wolfe is a loner and bounty hunter who has no ties to anyone. But when his
ancestor, a medieval knight named Sir William de Wolfe, appears as a ghost to set him straight and remind him of the importance of family – his life takes a twist. He finds himself returning to his family’s ranch, having to face not only his siblings but his best friend from childhood – the woman he’s loved and lost – Lexi Marquardt. Can a ghost help a lost soul realize his mistakes of the past before he loses his family and the woman he loves forever? And can a lone wolf learn that the De Wolfe Pack always runs together?
Elizabeth will be giving away an ebook copy of Sapphire – Book 2 of her Daughters of the Dagger Series! Her winner will be posted here and on her Facebook Page
So, this is just a small sampling of the fab fifteen who joined Kathryn in her wonderful de Wolfe World. :> I hope you’ll check them ALL out!
Now…Banditas and Bandita Buddies, all these books are set in different time frames. Even though they all involve the fabulous de Wolfe family, some are westerns, some are medieval, some are Regency.
What time period would YOU want to live in?
If you lived in the medieval period, and were a man, would you be a knight or a tradesman, or the king?
If you lived in the Western US, would you be a cowboy, a rancher, or a Lady Outlaw?
If you could try any profession, other than the one you’ve already done, what would you like to try doing? (Me? I’d like to be an orchestra conductor.)