Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Round 5 of Jana's Birthday Book Giveaway - Historicals!

Next up -  four historical romance novels from completely different historical periods. Lesley-Anne McLeod writes sweet romances set in the English Regency period. Andrea Downing's books are set in the American West of the 1800s, Heather McCollum is offering a historical fantasy set in the Scottish Highlands in 1535, and Barbara Bettis's book takes place in medieval England. Four wonderful stories from four wonderful writers.

The Earl's Peculiar Burden by Lesley-Anne McLeod

Garret Kenning, the Earl of Therneforde, strives daily to conceal the strange secret that had plagued his family for generations. His home, Kenning Old Manor, is dominated by the last remnant of Kenning Castle--the Red Tower. Ysmay of Scarsfield's medieval world changes with a single step across the threshold of the Red Tower. It takes her to a new life, a new family and a new future in a world that is eerily familiar yet distressingly alien. Reconciling the past and the present and confronting the future present huge challenges to both Ysmay and Garret. But when the opportunity arises to undo the changes wrought by the Tower's strange power, there is no clear path to happiness.

Uncial Press Buy Link                       Length: Full-length

Lesley-Anne McLeod's website         Heat level: sweet

Loveland by Andrea Downing

When Lady Alexandra Calthorpe returns to the Loveland, Colorado, ranch owned by her father, the
Duke, she has little idea of how the experience will alter her future. Headstrong and willful, Alex tries to overcome a disastrous marriage in England and be free of the strictures of Victorian society --and become independent of men. That is, until Jesse Makepeace saunters back into her life...

Hot-tempered and hot-blooded cowpuncher Jesse Makepeace can’t seem to accept that the child he once knew is now the ravishing yet determined woman before him. Fighting rustlers proves a whole lot easier than fighting Alex when he’s got to keep more than his temper under control.

Arguments abound as Alex pursues her career as an artist and Jesse faces the prejudice of the English social order. The question is, will Loveland live up to its name?

The Wild Rose Press Buy Link       Length: Full-length

Andrea Downing's website              Heat level: Spicy

Andrea Downing's Amazon Author Page

Captured Heart by Heather McCollum

Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother’s medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north toward freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she’s captured, she will die like her mother - atop a blazing pyre.

Winter winds rip across the Highlands, pressing Chief Caden Macbain forward in his desperate plan to save his clan. He is not above using an innocent woman to bargain for peace if it keeps his clan from starving. But Meg isn’t who Caden thinks, and he must choose between duty and her life. For although he captured her to force a peace, Meg's strength and courage have captured Caden's heart.

Entangled Publishing Buy Link        Length: Full-length

Heather McCollum's website            Heat level: Spicy

The Heart of the Phoenix by Barbara Bettis

Lady Evelynn’s childhood hero is home—bitter, hard, tempting as sin. And haunted by secrets. A now-grown Evie offers friendship, but Sir Stephen's cruel rejection crushes her, and she resolves to forget him. Yet when an unexpected war throws them together, she finds love isn’t so easy to dismiss. If only the king hadn’t betrothed her to another.

Can be cruel   
Sir Stephen lives a double life while he seeks the treacherous outlaws who murdered his friends. Driven by revenge, he thinks his heart is closed to love. His childhood shadow, Lady Evie, unexpectedly challenges that belief. He rebuffs her, but he can’t forget her, although he knows she’s to wed the king’s favorite.

And deadly
When his drive for vengeance leads to Evie’s kidnapping, Stephen must choose between retribution and the love he’s denied too long. Surely King John will see reason. Convict the murderers; convince the king. Simple. Until a startling revelation threatens everything.

Amazon Buy Link                                Length: Full-length

Barbara Bettis's blog                            Heat level: Spicy

Just one more hour until three new books!

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  1. All new to me so I'm going to say Hello to all of you.. :)

  2. Hi! One of my favorite historical romance authors is Sabrina Jeffries.

  3. Hi Jana and happy birthday with lots of joy and success and a big hug for all the authors
    count me on
    Have a great day

  4. I have several favorite historical romance authors. I'm currently reading Karen Hawkins.

    Hope you have a fantastic birthday with your family and friends!

  5. Thanks for hosting my book today, Jana. What a great lineup you have!

  6. And--Happy Birthday!! Thanks for letting me celebrate with you.

  7. Joanna Bourne's one of my favorite historical authors :)

  8. Happy Birthday Jana :)
    Hope it ROCKS!
    LOVE Lesley-Anne McLeod's books :)

    Mindy :)

  9. How great is this? I got to read about for amazing books in one stop. Loved all the blurbs. so many books so little time.
    Happy Birthday Jana and thanks for sharing your birthday happiness with us.

  10. These all sound wonderful and I have several on my list. Now, I have added two more! Happy Birthday Jana!

  11. I like them all!!! Okay, I've already read a couple of them, but I will definitely have to get the other two!