#Freebie • Sweet Victorian Romance LARKEN

RWS_Tarot_13_DeathThe deadline to pay the taxman cometh in the USA on Monday, April 18, but be of good cheer! Even as your bank account empties, your Kindle can fill with a freebie. From Sunday, April 17 through Tuesday, April 19, my sweet Victorian romance, Larken, is absolutely free.

LARKENSGRBlurb: The sole survivor of a train accident, young Larken Burke is dubbed the Miracle Orphan. Four years later, however, her life is far from fortunate. Because of her emotional and physical scars, she believes she’s not marriageable. With little hope for the future, she agrees to wed a gentleman she’s never met. Unfortunately, his aloof manner proves difficult to bear.

Marked by romantic tragedy and the loss of his brother, Brandon King has forsworn marriage. Obliged to take in a ward, he advertises for a bride to raise the boy. Since the union is to be a marriage in name only, his criteria are youthful age, a certain level of intellect, good breeding, and that the girl shouldn’t be so ill-favored she would embarrass him in society. To his dismay, he gets more than he’d bargained for.

Will it take a miracle for Mr. and Mrs. King to fall in love, or is their marriage another accident waiting to happen?

Go HERE to get your freebie, and don’t forget that review!

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APOLLOSGRGraceling Hall Series

The sequel to Larken is Lord Apollo & the Colleen.

Blurb: Five years after his supposed death, Theo King has returned to Graceling Hall…but a mystery remains. A stranger is buried in his grave, and nobody knows if his death was accidental…or murder. As Theo resumes his former life, the dead man’s sister shows up on his doorstep to hold him accountable. If he helps this Irish spitfire solve the mystery, will she finally leave him in peace?

Lord Apollo & the Colleen is available HERE.

#Freebie • RUSE & ROMANCE

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April showers bring May flowers, so they say, but today it’s raining books. Pick up a copy of Ruse & Romance (The Beaucroft Girls Book One) and be swept away to a different era, when ladies and gentlemen were obliged to play by the rules of society.

sgrR&R6x9Blurb: Unjustly labeled a flirt, Kitty Beaucroft is in need of a fiancé. Lord Philip Butler’s father wants him to settle down before he can become a landowner. With no intention of following through, Kitty and Philip enter into a temporary engagement as a means to an end. Unfortunately, someone knows the truth and is determined to expose them. Will the ruse turn into a romance before it’s too late?

Ruse & Romance is free Monday, April 4th through Friday, April 8th, 2016. Go HERE to download your freebie, and if you enjoyed it, please don’t forget to leave a review! ~ Suzanne

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Get your Irish pride on!

~ Suzanne

Keep the Irish going with Lord Apollo & the Colleen!

APOLLOSGRBlurb: Five years after his supposed death, Theo King has returned to Graceling Hall…but a mystery remains. A stranger is buried in his grave, and nobody knows if his death was accidental…or murder. As Theo resumes his former life, the dead man’s sister shows up on his doorstep to hold him accountable. If he helps this Irish spitfire solve the mystery, will she finally leave him in peace?

Lord Apollo & the Colleen is the standalone sequel to the #1 Bestselling Young Adult Historical Romance Larken!

 

TRR Readers’ Choice Awards • Nominations

The Romance Reviews holds an annual Readers’ Choice Award competition for authors who have fifty of their closest friends and readers nominate their title(s). I have several books that need your votes in order to make it to the next round!

Under the category of Historical Romance are The Mannequin, Rake & Romance, and Lord Apollo & the Colleen.

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Under the category of Fantasy Romance are Dani & the Immortals and Whimsical Tendencies.

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You can either go to the entire list and scroll down until you see the category/title, or click the links to take you to book page for each individual title. It would be quite lovely if you could vote for my books. Getting to the next round means my book will be read by actual judges! Thank you in advance.  ~ Suzanne

 

#99cents Countdown Deal • The Mannequin

sgrmannequin6x9On spring break? Look no further for a romantic read at a bargain price! Bestselling Victorian romance The Mannequin is 99 cents from Tuesday, March 15 – Monday, March 21.

Blurb: When she was a poor country girl in a hand-me-down dress, Rosamund saved the Duke of Swanhaven from the brink of despair…only to fall in love with him. Now a celebrated mannequin for an exclusive London dressmaker, her glamorous life is empty without the man to whom she gave her heart. Can a beastly duke and a beautiful mannequin ever find a fairy-tale ending?

Click the cover, above, to read a sample, or check out the excerpt, below.

~ Suzanne

Excerpt:

“The best physicians in London can’t find anything wrong with him physically, but his emotional state is extraordinarily precarious. He recently lost his entire family in a ferryboat accident, and he’s become dangerously withdrawn. He won’t speak, barely eats, and takes no pleasure in anything. He’s wasting away, and his grandmother is worried he’ll die. I called on him myself and found him quite unresponsive. I’m not sure he can be reached, if truth be told.”

“Why, of course I’ll visit the lad, but I’ve no experience with this sort of thing.”

“He’s actually a young man of twenty-two, and here is the sticking point: if you accept this position, you can say nothing about his condition whatsoever, to anyone. Discretion is critical, and secrecy paramount. If anyone inquires, you may tell your family and friends only that you’ve accepted a position as companion to the grandmother. Do you think you can do that?”

She gulped. “Yes.”

“Considering who you are, Miss Ashfield, I believe you’re uniquely qualified to take on this challenge.”

“I’ll try my best to justify your faith in me, Mr. Preston.”

The vicar gave her a piercing look. “I give you one piece of advice. Wounded animals are often injurious toward the people who try to rescue them.”

Her eyes widened. “Should I be concerned for my safety?”

“Only here.” He tapped the center of his chest, over his heart. “Stay true to yourself, and all will be well.”

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Dragon Clan of Yden

DCOYBefore I began writing historical romance, I wrote fantasy. One of my dragon trilogies was released under the label of a small publisher, but as the contract for each book expires, I get the publishing rights back.

The second book in the trilogy will be re-released on March 29. As I was polishing the book up this past month, I was fleshing it out here and there…and ended up adding over 5,000 words. Dragon Clan of Yden (Book Two) has a new cover and a new title, but just as much dragon attitude. If you like young adult stories featuring dragons, magic, wizardry, and combat, this one is for you.  ~ Suzanne

Excerpt:

At the grotto, a waterfall flowed down the side of a cliff taller than the goal post at a football stadium. Off to one side, a sharply sloped, smooth section of rock formed a natural slide. Tall trees ringed the grotto, dripping with the kind of vines exactly right for swinging from boulders into the crystal clear pool. Jon spotted Max sunning himself on a flat rock. Shirtless again, the Unicorn Clan wizard wore only swim trunks and a grin. His long, lean muscles rippled as he stretched.

“You get the impression he’s in love with himself?” Jon muttered.

“Hopefully it’s only a crush,” Sela whispered.

As he drew closer, Jon returned Max’s smirk. “Rib feeling better?”

“Your attitude won’t quit.”

“Anytime you want to adjust it, let me know.”

To order go HERE.

Begin at the beginning with Book One: The Last Great Wizard of Yden.LGWOY

Jon Hansen always thought his father’s tales about the magical planet of Yden were fiction. When his father is kidnapped by an evil wizard, however, Jon is forced to dig deeper. His investigation uncovers magical artifacts that will unlock another dimension—if only he can gather his courage to make the journey. On his quest to Yden, Jon encounters wizards, Cyclopes, and a warlord who seem to want him dead. Fortunately, he’s got friends by his side, as well as the ability to draw things to life. Can he and his friends defeat the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Jon become the latest addition to the Wolf Clan wizard’s gruesome collection of trophies? Buy HERE.

 

Shortlisted for Book of the Month

TOCDRSGRUpdate: Tournament of Chance: Dragon Rebel didn’t win, but it came a close second! Thank you all for voting. 🙂

Tournament of Chance: Dragon Rebel has been shortlisted as Book of the Month at ReadFree.ly! If you’d like to help me win, please cast your vote:

If you’d like to read a sample of Dragon Rebel, click on the book cover, above. Thank you in advance for your vote!

Blurb: If Heather wins the Tournament of Chance, she’ll be the first commoner to earn a place at court. Instead of a glorious victory, however, she’s arrested and marked for execution. After a daring escape, she joins the Dragon Rebels, who seek to overthrow the despotic monarchy and restore the former kingdom of Ormaria. Amongst the rebels are three shape-shifting wizards who claim to be rulers from the past. On a perilous quest to free the wizards’ magic, Heather battles wild dragons, vicious predators, angry trolls, and unexpected traitors. When a horrendous accident sends her back in time to fulfill a mysterious prophecy, she must rely on her warrior skills, wits, and endurance to survive.

 

 

New Look • Second Edition • Jessamine’s Folly

JFcoveridea8Everyone needs a new look now and again! Please allow me to introduce my revised edition of Jessamine’s Folly, with a brand new cover. The story remains the same in its essentials, but I also added twenty pages of new material.

Blurb: After her estate is entailed away, Jessamine Foster has no choice but to live with relatives who detest her. When her aunt gives her an ultimatum to leave, Jessamine accepts a position as companion to Lord Kirkendale’s sister—even though she’s been warned her predecessors can’t seem to resist the earl’s exceptional good looks. Can Jessamine manage to hold onto her job without losing her heart?

To honor a promise made to his dying father, Lord Kirkendale agrees to an arranged marriage to a woman he cannot love. Although he is resigned to a life without sentiment, the arrival of his sister’s new companion awakens a slumbering passion. Can he find a way to secure his own happiness without sacrificing his family’s honor, or will his broken promise result in the ruination of the person he loves most?

Jessamine’s Folly is a sweet Edwardian romance, with many twists to keep the pages turning! Although this revised edition is longer, the price remains $0.99. Go HERE to read a sample, and to buy a copy if you like what you see.

 

New Release • Rake & Romance

PhotoFunia-1453990546It may be winter, but you can still warm the cockles of your heart with a sweet Victorian romance. Today, Rake & Romance is making its debut! It’s a sequel to Ruse & Romance, of course, but since I needed to mix things up a bit, I brought in three characters from Texas. The book is set in 1845, when Texas was still a sovereign entity. By December 29, 1845, the annexation of the Republic by the U.S. took effect. Nevertheless, Texas had its own culture, and residents of the Republic were known as Texians (with an i).

These new characters, Lord Horatio, his son Cody, and daughter Stephanie, were all born in England. Because Horatio was the second son of a marquess, and therefore not in line to inherit the title, he traveled overseas and managed to amass a fortune. Although Lord Horatio’s title is merely a courtesy, he’s the white sheep of the family. His brother, William, lacks a moral compass, and has passed his values to his wicked son, Zachary Gryphon (introduced in Ruse & Romance).

By the time Rake & Romance takes place, Lord Zachary Gryphon has dropped out of polite society, but his scandalous reputation remains. When Horatio Gryphon and his family return to England to find a husband for Stephanie, the waters are muddied. Worse, Cody and his cousin Zachary bear an uncanny resemblance to one another, and he finds himself unfairly painted by the same brush.

Enter sweet Juliet Beaucroft, who is just finishing her first Season. She’s widely expected to announce her engagement to stately, steady Lord Elbourne, but instead faces disappointment. The earl’s father finds himself in financial difficulty, and must seek an heiress for his son. If Juliet doesn’t marry Lord Elbourne, however, society may very well laugh at the snub and assume she’s on the shelf forever. Could a ruse be the answer?

As you can well imagine, there’s plenty of conflict to keep the pages turning! Rake & Romance is specially priced at $0.99 for its release weekend, and Ruse & Romance is free on Friday, January 29th! If you enjoy the series, please leave a few kind words on Amazon for me! Good reviews always buoy my spirits and make me feel like writing even more. ~ Suzanne

 

 

#FREE Victorian Romance

sgrR&R6x9seriesTo celebrate Friday’s upcoming release of Rake & Romance, I’m giving away copies of Ruse & Romance, the first book in the Beaucroft Girls series. This sweet Victorian romance is free from Wednesday, January 27 through Friday, January 29. Pick up your copy HERE

Blurb: Unjustly labeled a flirt, Kitty Beaucroft is in need of a fiancé. Lord Philip Butler’s father wants him to settle down before he can become a landowner. With no intention of following through, Kitty and Philip enter into a temporary engagement as a means to an end. Unfortunately, someone knows the truth and is determined to expose them. Will the ruse turn into a romance before it’s too late?

At the same time (1/27 – 1/29), I’m giving away copies of my fantasy romance tale, Whimsical Tendencies. Whimsical Tendencies has nothing to do with Victorian romance, but it does need reviews! Even if fantasy isn’t your usual genre, if you enjoy my writing style, why not give it a read?

Blurb: Although she has no memories before the quake that destroyed the kingdom of Augury, Cypher McCall holds a steadfast hatred of the repressive Cauldian regime now ruling the country. Because her magical gifts are deemed subversive, she does her best to avoid detection. Unfortunately for Cypher, however, she’s too beautiful to ignore. After a Cauldian contingent arrives in her hometown, a chance encounter leaves her repulsed by the arrogant Prince Ewan and attracted to his distant cousin, Lord Joss.

When she learns Prince Ewan plans to tear down the ruins of nearby Castle Augur, Cypher vows to stop him. Although handsome Lord Joss tries to protect her from his vindictive cousin, Cypher can’t bring herself to trust the enemy. At the same time, nightmares and dreams nudge her toward reclaiming childhood memories. She stumbles on a silver key that she hopes will unlock her past, but first she must confront a long repressed horror at the Castle Augur ruins.

Will the knowledge of Cypher’s true identity tear her apart or will it empower her to restore everything she ever loved?

Pick up your free copy of Whimsical Tendencies HERE. Happy reading, and if you enjoy it, please consider leaving a few kind words about the story on Amazon.

SWEET HISTORICAL ROMANCE

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