Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Conqueror’s Kiss by Hannah Howell

image

Conqueror’s Kiss by Hannah Howell

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

Genre: Historical Romance

image imageThere is little hope for sanctuary in the midst of the tumultuous Scottish border wars, yet one woman may find safe refuge . . . in the arms of her sworn enemy . . .

Jennet Graeme has witnessed terrible tragedy during the many years of strife between the Scots and the English. As Scottish invaders plunder her convent sanctuary, she defiantly resists the blond warrior who claims her as his prize. But his brute strength is overpowering and Jennet is forced to ride with him through the lawless lands, tending to the wounded, protected and desired by a man she wants to hate . . . but cannot . . .

Sir Hacon Gillard is moved by Jennet’s compassion and mercy. As a loyal knight, he’s pledged fealty to his king’s command, even as he loses his heart to this remarkable woman. Merciless in combat . . . yet there burns within him a spark for something far beyond the heat of battle…

Link to Follow Tour

Goodreads Link

~*~*~*~

image

Hacon slouched in a rough, heavy chair before the fire, heartily approving of the new-style fireplace and chimney set in the wall. It was far better than the usual, a hearth in the center of the room with an inadequate venting hole in the roof. He wondered how Dugald always managed to find such fine quarters for them. This had to be one of the few houses in Berwick that still had an intact thatched roof, one untouched by the fires that even now scorched the town. After glancing at the plunder scattered on the table in the center of the room, he fixed his gaze upon the female plunder sprawled unconscious at his feet.

Twice the girl had come awake while strapped to his back. Twice she had wrapped her lovely slim hands about his throat. Twice Dugald had had to strike her unconscious again to save his cousin. Hacon grinned. She had spirit. Dugald could well be right—she was the devil’s child, even though she had been hidden away in a convent. He would be sure to keep all weapons out of her reach. She could prove to be a very troublesome bounty.

But a bonnie one, he mused, leaning forward. She looked very tempting sprawled on the sheepskin with her thick raven hair splayed out around her. Her headdress had been an early victim of the battle in the streets. While he suspected her too-thin build was a result of the famine that had ravaged the area over the last two years, he found no fault in it. There were curves enough to please him. Her skin was the soft white of ivory touched with all the warmth of good health. He easily recalled her magnificent eyes, their vivid green enhanced by sparks of fury and defiance as she had faced him in the convent.

“Do ye think I have harmed her?”

Glancing up at Dugald, who stood on the other side of the girl, Hacon shook his head. “She breathes easily and there is a growing flickering in her eyelids. She will wake soon.”

“Then ye had best guard your throat.”

The way Dugald eyed the girl, as if she were as great a threat as any well-armed Englishman, made Hacon laugh softly. “She has more spirit than many another in this place.”

“Aye, which will make her a muckle lot of trouble. Wouldnae it be wiser to leave her behind?”

“Much wiser, but I willnae do it.”

“Why? She is naught but a skinny wee lass.”

“Ah, now there is a puzzle.” Hacon shrugged. “I just willnae.”

Jennet had grasped consciousness in time to hear the one man’s disparaging description of her and the other’s response. Her head ached and she knew it was their fault. She had made no move to reveal that she was now awake; her captor’s answer had interested her since it might reveal her fate.

​~*~*~*~

image

Kindle | Amazon PBK | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

~*~*~*~

image imageHannah D. Howell is a highly regarded and prolific romance writer. Since Amber Flame, her first historical romance, was released in February 1988, she has published 25 novels and short stories, with more on the way. Her writing has been repeatedly recognized for its excellence and has “made Waldenbooks Romance Bestseller list a time or two” as well as was nominated twice by Romantic Times for Best Medieval Romance (Promised Passion and Elfking’s Lady). She has also won Romantic Times’ Best British Isles Historical Romance for Beauty and the Beast; and, in 1991-92 she received Romantic Times’ Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year.

Hannah was born and raised in Massachusetts (the maternal side of her family has been there since the 1630’s). She has been married to her husband Stephen for 28 years, who she met in England while visiting relatives, and decided to import him. They have two sons Samuel, 27, and Keir, 24. She is addicted to crocheting, reads and plays piano, attempts to garden, and collects things like dolls, faerie and cat figurines, and music boxes. She also seems to collect cats, as she now has four of them, Clousseau, Banshee, Spooky, and Oliver Cromwell.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Goodreads

image

3 Print Copies of CONQUEROR’S KISS

a Rafflecopter giveaway

~*~*~*~

Advertisements

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: If He’s Noble (Wherlockes Series Book 7) by Hannah Howell

image

If He’s Noble (Wherlockes Series Book 7) by Hannah Howell

Publication Date: July 28, 2015

Genre: Regency/ Historical Romance

image

imageNew York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell delivers adventure and instant attraction in this all-new Wherlocke Family novel…

For Lady Primrose Wootten nothing has been ordinary since her father the Baron died and his wayward family filled the estate with greed and treachery. Primrose knows if she can just track down her brother, he can send the odious relations on their way. But instead she finds this enormous, powerful stranger, and forgets entirely what she was doing in the first place…

Sir Bened Vaughn isn’t much afraid of a pistol. But he is a bit afraid of the woman holding it, who stirs up something so primal he’s not sure he can shake it off. Vaughn is an honorable man, and he knows he has no right to desire Primrose. Yet he does have an obligation to help her, and as they learn more about her brother’s disappearance, he realizes that means staying by her side…wanting her all the while… and wondering how much longer they can resist temptation…

Link to Follow Tour

Goodreads Link

Goodreads Series Link

image

Great historical romance! I thoroughly enjoyed If He’s Noble! I’ve read a couple of Hannah Howell’s books in the past and had forgotten how much I enjoyed them. If He’s Noble was a fun and exciting romance with witty characters and a gripping plot. It’s well written and hooked me from the beginning with a fun meeting between the characters. This book can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the entire series but plan to go back and read them because I enjoyed this one. I recommend it for regency historical romance lovers looking for a well written story that will leave you smiling when you close the book. I’ll be checking out the rest of the series and already passed on a paperback to a friend to share the story with her.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

image

​Keeping a close eye out for Sir Bened, she walked toward the inn where they were staying. She worked hard to convince herself that everything was all right but there was an unease beginning to knot her stomach. It was strange for Sir Bened to wander off with no word to her. He was very set in his determination to save her, protect her. The man would never simply walk away without letting her know where he was headed, she was certain of that. So where was he?

Perhaps some woman had lured him away, she thought, recalling the looks the women had given him from time to time, and then stumbled slightly at the pain that thought caused her. Yet she had no claim on him. He had stuck by her side because he was convinced she needed protection as well as help in finding Simeon. The stab to the heart she had suffered when thinking he had left with a woman told her that some part of her did indeed think of him as hers, that she had some claim on him. Telling herself not to be a fool, that she had only known the man for a day, helped not at all.

​Pausing at the front of a pub, she wondered how big a mistake it might be to go inside to look for Bened. Then a noise from within the shadowed alley between the pub and the cooper’s shop caught her full attention. She had seen enough arguments between the men working at Willow Hill to recognize the sounds of fists hitting flesh.

Stepping just inside the alley, Primrose pressed herself up against the stone wall of the pub. Three men were confronting Bened. She winced each time one landed a blow on him although he was holding his own against such poor odds. When one pulled a sword she nearly called out but then Bened drew his own sword. A movement caught her eyes and she watched as one of the men was very slowly inching his way around to get behind Bened. The moment he was past Bened she pulled her pistol and aimed it at him.

The man held a knife in his hand and Primrose braced herself to shoot him before he could use it on Bened. Then he saw her and the smile he gave her was so cold she shivered. He was far enough away from her that she could not see him all that clearly, although his grin was easy enough to spot. A faint light shone through the window of the building behind him making a precise silhouette of his form, and she used that to keep her gaze, and her pistol, fixed on him.

​“You mean to shoot me, lass?” He tossed his knife from one hand to the other and back again, displaying his prowess with it. “One chance before I reach you. Head or heart?”

She saw how the light revealed that his legs were braced apart, in a fighting stance, that faint light shining between them. “I do not think I like those choices.”

​“Only ones you got, lass.”

She aimed at his head and then drew that aim downward until it rested just above the light shining between his legs. “Not the only one. Might not kill you though you will probably wish it had. You could also bleed to death as you wail about your lost pride.”

image

Kindle | Amazon PBK | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Wherlocke Amazon Series Link

Note: Some of the Ebooks in this series are on sale for $1.99. They are also available through Kindle Unlimited if you have a subscription. 

Kindle Unlimited 30 Day Trial

image

image imageHannah D. Howell is a highly regarded and prolific romance writer. Since Amber Flame, her first historical romance, was released in February 1988, she has published 25 novels and short stories, with more on the way. Her writing has been repeatedly recognized for its excellence and has “made Waldenbooks Romance Bestseller list a time or two” as well as was nominated twice by Romantic Times for Best Medieval Romance (Promised Passion and Elfking’s Lady). She has also won Romantic Times’ Best British Isles Historical Romance for Beauty and the Beast; and, in 1991-92 she received Romantic Times’ Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year.

Hannah was born and raised in Massachusetts (the maternal side of her family has been there since the 1630’s). She has been married to her husband Stephen for 28 years, who she met in England while visiting relatives, and decided to import him. They have two sons Samuel, 27, and Keir, 24. She is addicted to crocheting, reads and plays piano, attempts to garden, and collects things like dolls, faerie and cat figurines, and music boxes. She also seems to collect cats, as she now has four of them, Clousseau, Banshee, Spooky, and Oliver Cromwell.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Goodreads

image

(3 Print Copies of IF HE’S NOBLE)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

****

WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 11/24-11/30 ✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Romantic Suspense✦Historical Romance✦Erotica✦

20131123-200903.jpg

WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 11/24-11/30 ✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Romantic Suspense✦Historical Romance✦Erotica✦
*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
✦Remy (The Real Series) by Katy Evans #CR ➢ Kindle ($5.69) http://amzn.to/18M0nBh | Amazon Paperback ($6.31) http://amzn.to/17NCiHy | B&N (Nook $5.99/ Paperback $9.99) http://bit.ly/16icjsq | iTunes http://bit.ly/19TJHtW
✦Recipe for Attraction by Gina Gordon (Dawn 5 Stars) #CR ➢ ($2.99) Kindle http://amzn.to/1bD3zSV | Nook http://bit.ly/1axcOTr | Kobo http://bit.ly/HS3Sy4 | iTunes http://bit.ly/1hNYL2g
✦Asking for Trouble (A Line of Duty Novel) by Tessa Bailey #CR ➢ ($2.99) Kindle http://amzn.to/1ds3W64 | Nook http://bit.ly/1epUZHJ | Kobo http://bit.ly/1bLtWTg
✦Born to Love (The Vampire Reborn Series) by Caridad Piñeiro #PNR ➢ ($2.99) Kindle http://amzn.to/1eekTgL | Nook http://bit.ly/1aPhPGZ | Kobo http://bit.ly/1ceVPVH
✦The Awakening: Britton by Abby Niles #PNR ➢ ($0.99) Kindle http://amzn.to/1cJlQMy | Nook http://bit.ly/Im7ckW | Kobo http://bit.ly/1i4ShMJ
✦Operation Saving Daniel by Nina Croft #PNR ➢ ($0.99) Kindle http://amzn.to/1eemH9u | Nook http://bit.ly/1ds8JEM | Kobo http://bit.ly/1g6KucN
✦Some Like It Sinful (A Perfect Recipe Novel) by Robbie Terman #CR ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/1ds9xcP | Nook $3.99 http://bit.ly/17RAlk3 | Kobo http://bit.ly/18ghwaT
✦Animal Instincts by Patricia Rosemoor #RS #PNR ➢ ($2.99) Kindle http://amzn.to/17YtCjc | Nook http://bit.ly/1fxKtRE | Kobo http://bit.ly/1dsaku0
✦A Kiss of Revenge by Natalie Damschroder #RS #PNR ➢ ($2.99) Kindle http://amzn.to/1beUr8E | Nook http://bit.ly/IccAIj | Kobo http://bit.ly/1jwu25e
✦King of Hearts by Kay David #RS #biker ➢ ($2.99) Kindle http://amzn.to/18ZXVGl | Nook http://bit.ly/1dsbRAk | Kobo http://bit.ly/1dsbXrI
✦Rock Bottom (Tristan & Danika #2) by R.K. Lilley #ER ➢ Kindle $5.99 http://amzn.to/18BsSEf | Nook $5.99 http://bit.ly/1dvEMU6
✦Wild Card by Jamie Wyman #PNR ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/Ipic0O | Nook $3.99 http://bit.ly/19X0l8a | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1ekX0Ee

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
✦Wake to Darkness (A Brown and De Luca Novel) by Maggie Shayne #RS ➢ Kindle $6.15 http://amzn.to/1ffdsF9 | Amazon Paperback $4.83 http://amzn.to/17i4Jiy | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $7.49) http://bit.ly/IcdO6h | Kobo $6.59 http://bit.ly/1aXX8W8
✦Hard As It Gets: A Hard Ink Novel by Laura Kaye (Cori 4 Stars) #RS ➢ Kindle $4.74 http://amzn.to/13UC9GX | Amazon Paperback $4.34 http://amzn.to/1eebKEO | B&N (Paperback $5.99/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/1epPOY9 | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/17Ftsjz
✦Highland Master by Hannah Howell (Cori 4 Stars) #HR ➢ Kindle $5.38 http://amzn.to/1epNJeW | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/18g83Aa | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1g6yMPh | Kobo $5.79 http://bit.ly/1fxtbEf
✦Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst (Dawn 4 Stars) #CR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://amzn.to/1fSfhd4 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1fd0pbI | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1aPcQ5R | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1fSg51E
✦Matt (Red, Hot, & Blue) by Cat Johnson #CR ➢ Kindle $2.66 http://amzn.to/1cePYj7 | Nook $3.49 http://bit.ly/IaCc89 | Kobo $3.09 http://bit.ly/1fxwifn
✦Bent by H.B. Heinzer #CR ➢ Kindle $2.99 http://amzn.to/1beNNiS | Amazon Paperback $7.57 http://amzn.to/1ds0KaB | B&N Paperback $7.72 http://bit.ly/1fxxyz3
✦Dangerous Seduction: A Nemesis Unlimited Novel by Zoë Archer #HR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://amzn.to/17Ym4g4 | Amazon Paperback $4.83 http://amzn.to/18gbsis | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/18ZPmLu | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1beOFE7
✦Wildest Dreams by Toni Blake (Reissue) #CR ➢ Kindle $5.69 http://amzn.to/1cJl0j0 | Amazon Paperback $5.78 http://amzn.to/1beP2OR | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1ceTnOP | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/18ZQij6
✦Black Widow Demon (Demon Outlaws) by Paula Altenburg #PNR ➢ Kindle $5.69 http://amzn.to/18gcJGo | Amazon Paperback $11.24 http://amzn.to/1eejsin | B&N (Paperback $11.24/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/Im6bsZ | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1bePOLZ

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013
✦Santa Wore Leathers (Novella) by Vonnie Davis #CR ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/19RJRhx | Nook $3.99 http://bit.ly/18xxbQR | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/19RKqrC

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CS – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SF – Science Fiction Romance