The month of October has thoughts of gothic romance and weddings swirling through my head because my son is getting married on the 25th! And you guessed it, he and his bride have picked a gothic theme. It has been so much fun to work with, especially for my party planner daughter who doesn't mind skulls on the bride's skirt and in the centerpieces. LOL My house has been filled with ravens, black glitter and table cloths in red hues galore. So, it only seemed natural to give you an offering of gothic romance with maybe a little schmaltzy wedding tossed in for good measure.
If you are looking for a gothic tale of romance and love, you couldn't do much better than now in mass market paperback DARK GHOST by one of my all-time faves, Christine Feehan. It should in fact, be exactly what you are searching for. From the back cover: Geologist and woman on the run, Teagan Joanes, comes across a wounded bounty hunter and vampire slayer named Andre. That fateful meeting intertwines their destinies and ignites a passion they cannot ignore.
“The Dark series has always been some of my favorites. This one was one I thoroughly enjoyed. The love scenes are great! Sexy, HOT and drool worthy. Loved the connection between the Teagan and Andre. One of the sexiest Dark ones I have read in a long time.”-Amazon Reader Review
Jennifer Hayward’s new release of the second book in her The Tenacious Tycoon series (from Harlequin Presents) is REUNITED FOR THE BILLIONAIRE’S LEGACY and it features a wedding gone wrong with a modern day twist on the gothic romance, mixing my two themes perfectly if you ask me. From the back cover: After a short but passion filled matrimony, Diana Taylor spends years trying to get her husband, Coburn Grant, to agree to a divorce. She succeeds in her request but one last night of pleasure changes plans when she finds out she is going to have a baby.
“Ms. Hayward has done an incredible job penning this story. With the right words the author brings out the raw emotions her characters feel, giving readers a clear perspective to the renewed romance is edgy and the chemistry just catches fire between the pages…” Goodreads Reader Review
Now for some pure schmaltzy, tear jerker romance with a wedding thrown in for good measure. It's an oldie but goodie. We are going to go back to February of 2002 to look at Susan Elizabeth Phillips novel THIS HEART OF MINE. From the back cover: Molly Somerville’s not-so-perfect life is turned upside down by her long time crush, quarterback Kevin Tucker. The pair battles each other and their attraction as they face life together.
“…a fabulous read. Humor, poignancy, creative plotting, wonderful characters, and superb sexual tension make this book an all-around winner.” - All About Romance Review
Another interesting spin mixing that gothic flavor (BDSM included) with the lovely flavor of weddings and honeymoons from one of my other publishers and new to me author. Meredith Wild’s new release HARD LOVE introduces us to Blake and Erica Landon right as they embark on their honeymoon. Soon, Blake finds himself in the center of controversy and Erica will stop at nothing to clear his name. (From the back cover.)
"Hard Love is suspenseful, sensual and spectacular. The combustible sexual chemistry left me in need of an ice bath and some oxygen, while the emotional twists and turns ruined my manicure. Not that I am complaining, I would gladly beg for another round." - Bookalicious Babes Blog
For those of you who have not yet read my 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys series: RAND, COLTON, and CARTER, they are going to be on a fall flash sale for two weeks in October. Visit my social media pages for more information on this opportunity to get to know these bad boys.
“These three novellas
star the Denning "bad boy" brothers and a trio of delightful females who heat more than just their blood. Each tale is distinct because the lead couples contain differing personalities and albeit divergent relationships. Though Phoebe trade raises eyebrows even if her motives are pure, fans of erotic romantic anthologies will enjoy Lucy Monroe's passionate love stories due to a fine cast.” – Amazon Reader Review
With more than 7 million copies of her books in print worldwide, award winning and USA Today bestseller Lucy Monroe has published over 60 books and had her stories translated for sale all over the world. While she writes multiple subgenres of romance, all of her books are sexy, deeply emotional and adhere to the concept that love will conquer all. A passionate devotee of romance, she adores sharing her love for the genre with her readers.
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