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The Fire and the Sword (Men of Blood #2) by Rosamund Winchester. Historical Romance My Review.

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Get Book Two in the brutal, adventurous, and passionate MEN OF BLOOD series. Medieval England comes alive in this raw and powerful tale!

1414 A.D. - Sir Elric Gadot is a skilled swordsman, a womanizer, and a murderer. After a terrible decision cost the life of his brother, he flees the only home he’s ever known to fight beside men as broken and bloody as he is. Along the way, he finds new brothers in the Homme du Sang. As the new commander of a group of brave and brutal knights, Elric is soon given an order he cannot disobey - he is to escort the cardinal’s beautiful and fiery niece into enemy territory to be delivered to her betrothed.

Unfortunately for him, the woman has other plans.

Minnette Calleaux didn’t cross an ocean to be sold off to some weak-chinned lord in the middle of the wilderness. Desperate to make a life for herself in this new land, she attempts to escape her escort and their devastatingly handsome commander. But her plans go awry, leaving her in the arms of a man who can seduce her with his golden gaze and wicked words.

Betrayed by those in power, and hunted from the shadows by a man bent on a holy mission, Elric and Minnette must battle the elements and their own passions, because if they cannot win against their greatest enemy, it is more than just their lives at stake...

It is their love.


Sir Elric Gadot is the Commander of the Homme du Sang,  they are soldiers of the church.  At the moment they are serving a Cardinal that has proven himself untrustworthy.  Unfortunately that doesn't relieve them from duty,  unless it's proven that the Cardinal is acting against the church. 
Minnette Calleaux has been sent by her mother to England.  She is to stay with her uncle until he finds her a husband.  That is not something she is prepared to do.  She will run away to an aunt she has never met,  that way she can live life on her own terms. 
We have a particularly nasty villain in this story.  He is a killer who takes great pleasure in what he does.  When he gets an assignment from a man of God , he knows he is on a Holy mission.  That means he is as immortal as he has always believed. 
This is a historical romantic suspense with lots of danger and intrigue.  There is also some naughty romantic scenes.  The characters are complex and obviously form a series where each book can be read alone. 
I thoroughly enjoyed it. 


Rosamund Winchester is a determined and overwhelmed mother of four children. If she didn't have writing to focus on, she'd spend all day staring into space and pondering the mysteries of the universe.

Rosamund writes emotional, thrilling, heart-pounding historical romance that draws the reader into the adventure, the passion, and the happily ever after. Rosamund also writes sweet historical romance as Lynn Winchester, so she offers books for all romance lovers.

When Rosamund isn't writing sexy historical romance, or sweet historical romance as Lynn Winchester, she is reading whatever she is in the mood for, or watching crime shows on Discovery ID.

The Duchess of Chocolate (Rare Confectionery #1) by Sydney Jane Baily. Historical Romance. My Review.

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Step into Rare Confectionery on New Bond Street, where three talented sisters create treats as delectable to the tongue as they are appealing to the eye. One taste is all it takes to be captivated…

The Duke of Pelham desires a brand-new confection to win the Season’s loveliest lady. Naturally, he turns to London’s premiere chocolatier for assistance.

Amity has never had a customer quite like the duke. In status, he’s far above ordinary men, yet he is one of the friendliest, funniest, and most engaging males she has ever met.

As the duke enters the scrumptious world of confectionery, he discovers the chocolatier is as delightful—and tempting—as her creations. While Amity designs the perfect proposal chocolate, her heart begins to wish the duke could be her very own mouthwatering reward.

Join Amity and her duke on a chocolate-filled romance in the heart of Mayfair, where nobility often acts in a less-than noble fashion. Will the upper-echelon of society sour their happiness and keep them from the sweetest of endings?


Henry, Duke of Pelham is intending to to ask the most beautiful woman to be his duchess and wants something special to help his cause.  There is a shop in New Bond Street that make special confectionery. He will have an original sweet made for his proposal.
Amity makes the most divine chocolates, and along with the other confections that her sisters make have made their shop very successful. So when the Duke asks for a chocolate to be created just for his ladylove she knows she's capable if she can find out what they lady likes.  
This is a fascinating story that is very different to most historical romance.  The characters are lots of fun.  I really enjoyed every page and can't wait to read the next book in the series.


Sydney Jane Baily completed her first novel at the tender age of 17. Thankfully, that manuscript currently resides in an undisclosed secure location. She went on to get B.A. degrees in English literature and in history, and an M.A. in literature with a concentration in Romanticism. During her career while continuing to write stories, she has been a copy editor, cat snuggler, proof reader, production editor, mother of two, website developer, indexer, and dog walker, among other things literary and not. 

While writing historical romance, she firmly believes in crafting happily-ever-after stories for an already challenging world. Born and raised in California, she currently resides in New England with her family—human, feline, and canine.

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Take Me to Bed (Bedtime Quickies Collection) by Collected Authors. Multi-Genre Collection Book Tour & Giveaway.

Title: Take Me to Bed: Bedtime Quickies Collection
Genre: Multi-Genre Collection
Release Date: February 25, 2020

All proceeds will be donated to the International Network of Hearts, a non-profit organization that brings communities and governments together to help rescue women and children from human trafficking and sexual violence.

Got time for a Quickie?
Grab your ereader and snuggle up with your favorite authors as they come together to bring you a collection like no other.
From steamy to sweet, contemporary to paranormal, and everything in between, you won't want to miss hooking up with these exclusive new romance stories.
All proceeds will be donated to the International Network of Hearts, a non-profit organization brings communities and governments together to help rescue women and children from human trafficking and sexual violence.

A.C. Williams
A.M. Wilson
AJ Alexander
Alex Grayson
Ali Dean
Amali Rose
Anna Bishop Barker
Anna Brooks
Aurora Rose Reynolds
Brittany Crowley
Cary Hart
Cassandra Robbins
Claire C. Riley
Danielle Norman
DM Earl
Erica Marselas
Esther E. Schmidt
Flora Burgos
Freya Barker
Gianna Gabriela
Heidi McLaughlin
HL Nighbor
JD Hollyfield
Jessica Marin
K.L. Clare
Kally Ash
KL Donn
Lauren Dawes
Lia Fairchild
Meagan Brandy
Melissa Toppen
Michelle Dare
Monica DeSimone
S.L. Sterling
S.R. Grey
Shari J. Ryan
Sienna Snow
Yolanda Olson

Game Changer (Change of Hearts Series #1) by Sierra Hill. Sports Romance Release & Giveaway.

Title: Game Changer
Series: Change of Hearts Series Book One
Author: Sierra Hill
Genre: Single Daddy/Nanny Sports Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2020
Narrators: Thor Tom and Elizabeth Hart
Up until two years ago, I was living large and my life’s priorities were anchored to three things – my NBA stardom, money and celebrity.  I was also a dick.
Until one night turned my world upside down and I suffered unspeakable loss. That event changed the man I was and made me a widowed-single father. 
Now I’m a desperate parent trying to raise my special needs son and find him a trustworthy live-in nanny.
Grad student Brooklyn Hayes may be the one, with her single-minded focus on caring for my son and finishing her Master’s degree. She’s the perfect fit for our needs.
Maybe too perfect…with her bright smile, nurturing kindness and gentle touch. Caleb isn’t the only one who’s fallen for her.
I don’t know when or how it happened, but she changed the game for me. Turning my losing streak into a winning second-half.
Sierra writes and has published 22 new adult/erotic contemporary novels, including the award-winning series, Courting Love (college sports) and the erotic ménage serial, Reckless – The Smoky Mountain Trio.
Sierra lives with her husband and dog in the Seattle area and is a sucker for cheap accessories, loves anything dark chocolate, and enjoys attending traveling and attending live concerts.