Monday, January 13, 2014

New Historical Romances That Could Set You On (Highland) Fire

(from usatoday.com
by Joyce Lamb)

Here are some newer historical romances, compiled for you and HEA by some of our favorite authors (info provided by publishers and/or their websites.


The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Willa Blair, author of Highland Seer. Her website is willablair.com.

Highland Fire (Guardians of the Stone) by Tanya Anne Crosby (Oliver-Heber Books). Scotland, 1125, the Legend Begins ... For two centuries, Aidan dún Scoti's kinsmen have guarded Scotland's greatest secret, the real Stone of Destiny. Now King David seeks an alliance with the mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt him--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan... Tempted by Revenge Cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lìleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to ... she is also the one woman who may bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.

The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Ruth A. Casie, author of The Guardian's Witch. Her website is RuthACasie.com.

Hearts and Spurs by Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda, Tracy Garrett, Tanya Hanson, Livia J. Washburn, Kathleen Rice Adams, Cheryl Pierson, Sarah J. McNeal, Jacquie Rogers (Prairie Rose Publications). How do you capture a cowboy's heart? Hearts and Spurs is a collection of nine stories by some of western romance's best—just in time for Valentine's Day!

Loving Lady Lazuli by Shehanne Moore (Etopia Press). Only one man in England can identify her. Unfortunately he's living next door. Ten years ago sixteen year old Sapphire, the greatest jewel thief England has ever known, ruined Lord Devorlane Hawley's life. Now she's dead and buried, all the respectable widow, Cassidy Armstrong, wants is the chance to prove who she really is.

The following new releases were compiled for HEA by Becky Lower, author of The Tempestuous Debutante. Her website is www.beckylowerauthor.com.

The Quaker and The Rebel by Mary Ellis (Harvest House Publishers). Emily Harrison's life has been turned upside down. At the beginning of the Civil War, she bravely attempted to continue her parents' work as conductors in the Underground Railroad until their Ohio farm was sold in foreclosure. Now alone, she accepts a position as a governess with a doctor's family in slave-holding Virginia. Perhaps she can continue her rescue efforts from there. Alexander Hunt is the doctor's handsome nephew. While he does not deny a growing attraction to his uncle's newest employee, he cannot take time to pursue Emily. Alex is not at all what he seems—rich, spoiled, and indolent. He is the elusive Gray Wraith, a Quaker leader of Rebel partisans. A man of the shadows, he carries no firearm and wholeheartedly believes in Emily's antislavery convictions. The path before Alex and Emily is complicated and sometimes life threatening.

Building a Christmas by Patricia Bond (Soul Mate Publishing). Colonel Nathaniel Walker has been ravaged by the Civil War nearly as much as his country has. Now he seeks the sanctuary of home, hoping to find solace from the dreams that haunt him most nights. Instead, he finds an orphanage for war orphans has sprung up next door. Now, his guilt has faces – fourteen of them. And the woman who cares for them. Melanie Treymont exhibits more courage under fire than any soldier he's ever seen. Melanie Treymont hopes to make amends for her dead husband's actions by taking responsibility for fourteen war orphans. But facing eviction, she may have to give up her plans of building a life for them. Help comes from an unexpected source, as her neighbor, Colonel Nathaniel Walker, steps up to the challenge, despite fighting his own inner battles.