Book review: Colette Dixon, The Heart of Doctor Steele

The Heart Of Doctor Steele Are the rumors about him true? She intends to find out.  The mysterious Dr. Steele has taken up residence next door, and scandalous rumors about him are spreading through Margaret Landeau’s small Massachusetts town. Rumors of women he’s ill-used and exploited for his experimental surgeries. Never one to believe gossip, … More Book review: Colette Dixon, The Heart of Doctor Steele

Book review: Nicole Locke, The Maiden and the Mercenary

The Maiden and the Mercenary Keep your friends close… But your enemies closer? In order to find a legendary treasure map, mercenary Louve of Mei Solis must infiltrate his enemy’s fortress under the guise of a servant. There, Louve meets beautiful maiden Biedeluue, a fellow servant with her own hidden agenda…to save her sister from … More Book review: Nicole Locke, The Maiden and the Mercenary

Book review: Mimi Matthews, Gentleman Jim

Today on the blog, I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for Gentleman Jim, the latest release from Mimi Matthews, and it’s a book I can highly recommend! She Couldn’t Forget…Wealthy squire’s daughter Margaret Honeywell was always meant to marry her neighbor, Frederick Burton-Smythe, but it’s bastard-born Nicholas Seaton who has her heart. … More Book review: Mimi Matthews, Gentleman Jim

Spotlight: Columbkill Noonan, Barnabus Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction

Barnabas Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction Zeus is used to getting what he wants…but that was before he met Barnabas Tew! Barnabas and Wilfred, the unluckiest detectives ever, are happily enjoying their time in India, working on mastering their emotions, and learning how to do all sorts of interesting yoga poses. They’re … More Spotlight: Columbkill Noonan, Barnabus Tew and the Case of the Hellenic Abduction

Book review: AnneMarie Brear, The Tobacconist’s Wife

The Tobacconist’s Wife by AnneMarie Brear Publication Date: November 12, 2020 Lume Books Paperback & eBook; 244 pages Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian From the bestselling author of The Slum Angel. Having lost her father, Thea Goodson is alone in the world. It is true she has a husband, but Ernie is a brutal man, more inclined … More Book review: AnneMarie Brear, The Tobacconist’s Wife

The Birthday Heart!

It’s a Happy First Birthday to The Raided Heart today! Except, it really isn’t. It’s actually Happy 23rd (ish) Birthday. When the book launched in November 2019, it was the culmination of over two decades of thinking time, two major overhauls, and many, many edits. Thankfully, every one of them was worth it. The book … More The Birthday Heart!

Guest post: Elizabeth M. Hurst, The Lost Souls Series

Today on the blog, I’m delighted to welcome fellow Swanwicker Elizabeth M. Hurst to talk about historical setting, and in particular, her Lost Souls series. I bought a copy of Siren Spirit directly from Liz herself at Swanwick, and it’s a cracking read! Here, she tells us about choosing a setting for your novel, and … More Guest post: Elizabeth M. Hurst, The Lost Souls Series

Book review: Elizabeth Rasche, Flirtation and Folly

Flirtation and Folly by Elizabeth Rasche Publication Date: November 10, 2020 Quills and Quartos Publishing Series: A Season in London, Book One Genre: Historical Romance Marianne Mowbrey is a responsible country rector’s daughter who longs for the novelty and excitement she reads about in novels. When her crusty Aunt Harriet agrees to give her a … More Book review: Elizabeth Rasche, Flirtation and Folly