Happy Valentine's Day!

If you enjoy reading my books, that tells me that you must be something of a hopeless romantic, as I am. What does that really mean, to be a hopeless romantic? To me, it simply means that you believe in love. And what is so wrong with that?

Tomorrow, we celebrate love on Valentine’s Day, but as avid romance readers, I like to think we are lucky enough to experience and celebrate love each and every day. For me, books have always been my happy place. They have been somewhere I can escape to when I feel overwhelmed by the “real world,” and they are also somewhere I can enjoy myself in moments of peace and relaxation.

I would like to share with you a bit of the research that goes into each of my books. I often look to both actors for physical inspiration or spend a great deal of time doing historical research, which goes into the plotline or provides color and description. I’ve saved much of this in pinterest board, so you can learn more about the thoughts behind each book. I hope you enjoy seeing a bit of a look inside my mind! You can check out the boards at the link below. Enjoy!

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And guess what -- only one more week until He’s a Duke, But I Love Him is released! I can hardly wait. :)

With love,

Ellie

Weekly Reads

A Secret Valentine

By Emily Murdoch

The course of true love never did run smooth…

Jonathan Brodie, the only son of Sir Roger and Lady Brodie, has lived in the village of Maplebridge his whole life.

Penelope, the daughter of the local florist, was adopted by the Baldwins when she was just a baby.

They could not be more different and yet, one blustery January morning, their paths collide in a chance encounter that is destined to change their lives forever.

Jonathan soon discovers that Penelope is far from the quiet wallflower that she first seems, but rather a beautiful rose just waiting for its chance to bloom. After spending more and more time together, it’s not long before their feelings for each other begin to blossom.

However, when Jonathan starts investigating Penelope’s past, in order to present her with the truth about her biological parents, his grand Valentines gesture threatens to destroy any hope of a future with the woman he has grown to love.

Penelope begins to doubt Jonathan’s motives.

Is he only concerned with placating his domineering father and convincing him that she is worthy of the Brodie name?

Despite his good intentions, will Jonathan’s Valentine Secret ruin everything?

Or are two people from opposite ends of society simply destined to remain poles apart forever? 

A Valentine Secret is a charming regency romance novella about never giving up on true love.

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Highland Pursuits

By Emmanuelle de Maupassant

A wickedly naughty 1920s romance, for fans of Downton Abbey.

Banished to her grandmother's castle in the Highlands of Scotland for refusing to marry her mother's choice of suitor, defiant debutante Lady Ophelia soon falls in love with the wildly unsuitable Hamish! 

To Ophelia’s annoyance, he’s already spoken for, and glamorous French coquette Felicité has no intention of letting the ruggedly attractive estate manager slip from the service of her bed. 

Intrigue abounds, as Ophelia discovers that there’s more to her rival than meets the eye, and that the Castle is a hotbed of illicit cavorting.

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The Warrior's Mission

By Mia Pride

He has no time for love…

Son of one of the legendary Sisters of Danu, Flynn has grown up under the threat of constant attack. When one enemy falls, another rises. He knows that remaining vigilant, silent, and far away from romantic entanglements is the only way to survive. As his king’s top informant, Flynn has no room for anything other than duty. So why does the blonde-haired, blue-eyed village healer continue to catch his eye, and why does he find himself seeking her aid for the smallest of wounds, only to be closer to her? Though the lass avoids him at all costs, it is just as well, for nothing can come of his attraction. 

She fears all men…

Maggie has seen too many women in her life suffer at the hands of men. Though a talented healer, being around the warriors of the village terrifies her, making her duties more than difficult… until she meets handsome Flynn Mac Greine. He frightens her, yet something deeper draws her to him. But she knows all too well that even a handsome face can hide a sinister soul. If only she could push past her fears, stop living in the shadows. But no matter what, she must avoid Flynn, even if he is the first man to make her feel something more than fear.

When Flynn is mortally wounded while out on a mission, Maggie is called upon to save his life. Without hesitation, she takes on the task, tending him while he heals in a secluded cottage for weeks… alone. 
What has she gotten herself into?

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Vikings: The Truth about Lagertha and Ragnar

By Rachel Tsoumbakos

Lagertha was known to be one of the wives of the famous Viking, Ragnar Lodbrok. But did you know they first met each other at a brothel? And just how long did their marriage last? Was Lagertha really the revered shield maiden we see her as today? 'Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar' aims to unravel all these secrets.

'Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar' is so much more than a history book though.

In Part One their story is brought to life with a historically accurate retelling. Part Two then explores the historical facts surrounding this story.

'Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar' aims to discover just how much of what we know of the shield maiden, Lagertha, and the famous Ragnar Lodbrok in popular culture today is actually true.

The 'Viking Secrets' series explores the historical fact from present day fiction in regards to the Vikings and other key historical figures that existed in the Viking era.

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