Archive | November 2016

Pirates, romance, adventure-all for 99 cents!!

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8 stories by bestselling authors filled with excitement and heart-stirring jaunts across the high seas.

Restless Sea Lord (Book 1 of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown) by Elizabeth Rose

A triplet bastard of King Edward III vows revenge against the king, abducting a noblewoman who gets caught in the midst of a raid.

Saved by My Blackguard by Dawn Brower

Paul Dewitt travels back in time, battles pirates, a raging storm, and discovers the one woman he can’t live without. Can he save them both and live happily ever after?

Through the Maelstrom by Rebekah Lewis

A birthday wish, a pirate out of time, a modern day fairytale… Introverted Selena wishes for a romance, but when Christophe is pulled 300 years from the past with every intention of claiming her, can she believe in the impossible and follow her heart?

Unexpected Treasure by Tammy Andresen

Sarah Wentworth is a hunted woman. Fleeing her powerful uncle, she plunges headlong into a storm at sea and Rex Masters. He seems the hero, but can she trust him?

One Night at Sea by Maggie Dallen

A dashing captain mistakes the pirate Penelope for a proper debutante. Now it’s a battle of the heart—who will win the ultimate treasure during their one night at sea?

Sin and the Sea by Allison Merritt

Captain Sinda Pound has her heart set on revenge, but her enemy’s son reminds her that past is tumultuous as the sea and love is sweeter than any bounty.

At Her Pleasure by Rebecca Lovell

When the only son of a British governor is taken captive by pirates, an unexpected beauty on their hidden island makes him question everything waiting for him at home.

Captivated by the Captain by Amanda Mariel

What happens when an American heiress to a shipping company crosses paths with a pirate? Can two people whose life paths are at odds find common ground?

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Grab your copy today for just 99 cents!

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Red Door Reads & Friends: Progressive Holiday Dinner

I am delighted to be taking part in the Red Door Reads & Friends: Progressive Holiday Dinner!! I do hope you enjoy my side dish contribution 🙂

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Click here to get Christina McKnight’s Italian Sticky Date Pudding Cake with Toffee Sauce!!

Email me your favorite recipe to Amanda@amandamariel.com with the subject “Holiday Dinner” to enter for your chance to win an audiobook copy of Scandalous Redemption. I will choose one winner a week every week in December. *winners will be emailed*

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eBook sale Free and 99 cents

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I love the holiday’s! There is so much to do with celebrations, family, friends, and shopping. One of my favorite things to do, though, is curl up after a busy day with a warm drink and a great book. Because of that I have put two of my books on sale for you.

Enchanted by the Earl is FREE from Nov 24th-Nov 28th

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“I was enchanted from the beginning. I was delighted with the depth of the characters, the fast pace of the story and the lovely secondary characters. In a novella sized book Ms Mariel is able to leave you satisfied as if you had read a full novel.” ~Amazon Reviewer

Will Rose and Hunter overcome their differences and embrace true love?

Rose Woodcourt, a poor seamstress, is too proud to accept help, even when her home and freedom are threatened by the nefarious Mr. Wolfe. Especially not from Hunter Thorne, a titled gentleman far above her station. Earls only court common misses for one reason, and Rose has no interest in being a wealthy man’s mistress–however handsome and charming he may be.

Hunter is an honorable man; he refuses to turn his back on the spirited beauty regardless of how hard she pushes him away. As Mr. Wolfe’s threats evolve into actions Rose has little choice but to turn to Hunter.

Can the pair put an end to Wolfe’s nefarious deeds before Rose loses everything she holds dear, including her freedom?

Grab your FREE copy here

Scandalous Intentions is 99 CENTS from NOV 24th-Nov 30th

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“Witty, clever, and fast-paced, Amanda Mariel’s”Scandalous Intentions” is a must read full of passion and emotion!” ~ USAToday Bestselling Author Christi Caldwell

When faced with losing his father’s support, notorious rake Lord Julian Luvington sets his sights on Lady Sarah. She is as respectable as they come, just what his father ordered. But the lady shall not be easily won.

Lady Sarah Roseington is determined to marry for love or not at all, and she will do anything to obtain the freedom granted to men. A blackguard like Lord Luvington could destroy her hard-won reputation, but marriage to him also offers her the opportunities she cannot achieve on her own. What’s a lady to do?

When Lord Luvington refuses to abandon his pursuit, Lady Sarah proposes an arrangement. Only the price may be more than either bargained for. Lady Sarah could lose more than her social standing and Julian could lose his heart.

Grab your 99cent copy here

Stop by my web site for more great books including several 99 cent limited time box sets! Happy holidays 🙂

99 cent first in series box set by some of today’s hottest Regency authors

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Title: It Started With A Kiss

Genre: Historical Romance Anthology

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Authors: Jane Charles, Elizabeth Essex, Aileen Fish, Rose Gordon, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Sue London, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Christina McKnight, Erica Monroe, and Ava Stone

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IT STARTED WITH A KISS… Twelve First in Series Stories!

 

TO WALK IN THE SUN by Jane Charles

Vincent Latimer, Viscount Atwood, is not a vampire, no matter what the villagers believe. When a storm thrusts Tess Crawford into Vincent’s path, both of their pasts collide.

 

MAD FOR LOVE by Elizabeth Essex

Mignon du Blois needs an accomplished thief to steal back her father’s statue so he won’t be arrested for forgery–too bad the man willing to help her is actually Rory Cathcart, noted art expert.

 

HIS IMPASSIONED PROPOSAL by Aileen Fish

Stephen Lumley returns from battle wounded and jaded, only to find his home life had been changed forever. After proposing while drowning his sorrows in liquor, he now has only four months to convince himself and Jane Marwick he is worthy of her, before she’s off to London to find a man who is.

 

HER SUDDEN GROOM by Rose Gordon

The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife.

 

THE ROBBER BRIDE by Jerrica Knight-Catania

Victoria Barclay is determined to make a difference in the world, so she finds a way to rob the rich and donate to the poor. But the Earl of Leyburn, her lifelong friend and neighbor, threatens to expose her in his constant pursuit of the truth. 

 

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING WICKED by Emma Locke

Courtesan Celeste Gray wanted a new life free of the infamy of her notorious past–the last thing she planned on was falling for the stuffy viscount next door, Ashlin Lancester.

 

TRIALS OF ARTEMIS by Sue London

An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.

 

SCANDALOUS ENDEAVORS by Amanda Mariel

Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?

 

THE LOVE LIST by Deb Marlowe

Somebody has added Miss Brynne Wilmott’s name to the Love List—that wickedly witty register of London’s light skirts.  She’ll do anything to stop the publication.  The Duke of Aldmere will do anything to be left alone—but his brother is mixed up in this Love List business and he’s gone missing.  Together they work to unravel the mess, and find that it’s a plot more twisted and treasonous than anyone suspected.  Yet the danger and intrigue are nothing compared to the effect they have on each other . . . 

 

SHUNNED NO MORE by Christina McKnight

Lady Viola Oberbrook longed for a quiet life in the country, far from London and the society who’d shunned her during her first season. She never expected to come face-to-face with Lord Haversham, the only man who had every right to despise her.

 

A DANGEROUS INVITATION by Erica Monroe

Struggling to survive in London’s dangerous rookeries, Kate Morgan is determined not to give into the temptation of past love Daniel O’Reilly when he returns to win back her heart and prove he’s innocent of murder.

 

A SCANDALOUS WIFE by Ava Stone

After living separate lives since their rushed wedding, an earl and countess stumble upon each other and begin to see the other in a whole new light.

 

Learn more about the authors:

Jane Charles http://www.janecharlesauthor.com/

Elizabeth Essex http://www.elizabethessex.com/

Aileen Fishhttp://aileenfish.com/

Rose Gordonhttp://www.rosegordon.net/

Jerrica Knight-Catania http://www.jerricasplace.com/

Emma Locke http://emmalocke.com/

Sue London https://bysuelondon.com/

Amanda Mariel http://amandamariel.com/

Deb Marlowe http://www.debmarlowe.com/

Christina McKnight http://www.christinamcknight.com

Erica Monroe http://ericamonroe.com/

Ava Stone http://www.avastoneauthor.com/

Rogues, Kisses, and Holiday Magic

I am so excited to share my new release with you! Drumroll please…..

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How to Kiss a Rogue (book two Connected by a Kiss)

Amanda Mariel

Release Date: November 1, 2016

Length: 24k/novella

Heat Rating: 2

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Blurb:

A misunderstanding that wounds the bonds of friendship leads a lady to find the love of her life.

 

Lady Natalie’s betrothal is ended and frees her to pursue the man of her dreams. During a holiday party she discovers the lord she desires in attendance. So hatches a plan to snare him.

Lord Christian St. Vella the Marquis of Knightly has no desire to marry. The more Lady Natalie chases the more irritated he becomes. As the party progresses he cannot help but see past her shallow exterior and recognizes a lady he could fall for.

Will they come together to share a unforgettable Christmastide?

Excerpt:

 Glancing from behind the fern, her stomach dropped. “Bradford,”—She came out into the open—“What are you doing here?”

“Knightly asked me to come in first.”

She released a breath she hadn’t known she had been holding. Christian was here. “You cannot stay.”

“I must. It would be highly improper to leave you unchaperoned with a man we are not related to.” Bradford smirked, shoving his hands in his pockets.

Natalie stepped up to him, placed her hands on his shoulders, and began pushing him toward the door. “Nothing untoward will happen as long as you leave now.”

Oh, why had she failed to think of a chaperone? Now Bradford had his nose squarely in the center of her scheme and he’d surely ruin everything.

A mischievous twinkle lit his eyes and he chuckled. “Nothing untoward will occur at any rate. Knightly has no wish to ruin you.”

Natalie’s face warmed and she gave another shove. “Mind your own affairs.”

“Perhaps I should tell Mother what you are about.”

“You would not dare! You cannot. Imagine what she would do, Bradford.” Natalie dropped her hands from his shoulders and gave him her best pouty look. “What do you think I am about? You act as though I am some sully maid,” She peered at him, her blood heated with angry indignation. How dare he think she was going about, carrying on trysting with men? No matter it was exactly her intended purpose…he should not assume such from her.

“Do calm yourself. Getting your skirts in a knot will change nothing.” Bradford shook his head. “We both know what you are doing here.”

She closed her eyes for a heartbeat. He was correct, she could no more lie to him than she could herself. “I beg of you, do not say a word to anyone.”

“You are quite entertaining.” He chuckled while he walked toward the door. “I will be directly outside should Knightly require my assistance.”

“You may well be the one in need.” Natalie reached for a nearby pot and flung it toward him. The projectile missed him, crashing into the floor. “You are not entertaining in the least.”

“You had better clean that mess up or Mother is certain to discover what you’ve been getting up to without my having to tell her.” His deep chuckle only increased in volume as he disappeared from the greenhouse.

She ought to have known he was teasing her. He no more wished for their parents to know his friend was secretly meeting her than she did. In retrospect, bringing Bradford along was a good plan on Christian’s part. As much as it pained her to admit it, he would ensure no one caught them alone together. Natalie released a sigh, then smoothed her skirts before Christian entered. Her heart pounded—this was her chance.

She stood still with one hip cocked to the left as he stepped into the greenhouse and approached her. “Lord Knightly, I am pleased you came.”

“You should be equally pleased that your brother was the only one to notice your note. Are you trying to get ruined?”

She swallowed at the harshness of his tone. “On the contrary, that is why I told you not to show it to anyone. Though I must confess, I am pleased Bradford came along. He will make an excellent look out.” She did her best to offer a charming smile despite her sudden nerves.

“And why would we need someone to watch out for us?” Christian leveled his penetrating stare on her.

She reached out a trembling hand and trailed the tips of her fingers across his strong jaw. Even through her gloves she felt his warmth seeping into her—imprinting on her soul. “I want a kiss. One more passionate than the one you bestowed on Lady Pippa.”

 

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Bestselling, Amazon All Star author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.

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Be sure to pick up book one in the Connected by a Kiss series A KISS AT CHRISTMASTIDE by Christina McKnight and preorder book three A WALLFLOWER’S CHRISTMAS KISS by Dawn Brower too!

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