Windmaster – cast off and fill the sails for love and adventure

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Cast off and set sail for love and adventure with Windmaster. Historical fantasy, sword and sorcery, romantic fantasy fill the holds. Available at Amazon

Despite his insolent attitude, Ellspeth, captain of Sea Falcon, is attracted to the dark-haired dockworker she hires to help unload the vessel’s cargo. The supposed dockhand reveals he is Lord Dal, the last member of the Council of Wizards, and her passenger. Bringing him back from near-death releases Ellspeth’s latent powers and threatens her captaincy. For magic and the sea don’t mix.

In accordance with an ancient prophecy, Dal allows Ellspeth to be handfasted to him without her knowledge or consent. However, the prophecy doesn’t state whether she will return his love. A likelihood threatened as the deception is unveiled and Dal is captured and stripped of his powers by fanatical clerics bent on ridding the world of magic and those who wield it.

Revenge set Ellspeth and Da on the path to her destiny, but prophecy controlled the journey and demands a choice. Ellspeth must choose between her own survival, saving the future of magic… or love.

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Tuesday’s Title, Seducing the Baker

What happens when business and a wedding collide?

Title:  Seducing the Baker (Book 6, At First Sight series)
Author:  Janet Lane Walters

Date of Release:  June 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Books We Love
Buy Links: Amazon

Behind the Scenes:

As to the inspiration the hero was a silent participant is several of the other stories and he wanted a story. He was a player and I thought “what about the only girl to turn him down.” She had appeared in the fifth story with a bit of her backstory.

Blurb:

She was the only girl to turn him down. What will happen when business and a wedding bring them together again.

Jules Grayson was a player as a teen and that hasn’t changed. Business and a friend’s wedding join to bring him to the place where his life had imploded and where his trust issues began. A Ponzi scheme and a suicide forced him into a group home he hated. For ten years he has avoided returning.

Grace Sutton is faced with a dilemma added to by the appearance of Jules in her Sweet and Spicy Cupcake bakery. Years ago she turned Jules down but she had a crush. His appearance erodes the vow she made years ago.

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Two Sides of the Coin

As I was reviewing previous blog posts for possible deletion, Having a Voice caught my attention as I’ve been (pick an emotion: enjoying / suffering / celebrating) two releases this summer. I’ve been listening to hear what the readers have to say. Although a book is the writer’s voice, the readers have a voice in what they want, what they enjoy reading… and most importantly what they will pay for.

While the cash register is one way a reader may speak to us, stars and a few words of a review are also important. But they can be impersonal. We are humann beings and can need a closer tie. A brief personal exchange can turn the sky blue and encourage an author to continue on.

Read the full article here for my own memory of a brief personal exchange that turned a blue mood into blue skies.

~till next time, Helen

Tuesday’s Ttitle – Sunday’s Child

Despite loss and past love, self-sacrifice, brutality and honour, will it be possible for Tarrant and Georgianne to find happiness?

Title:  Sunday’s Child  (Heroines Born on Different Days of the Week Book 1)

Author:  Rosemary Morris

Date of Release:  September 4th, 2016
Genre:  Regency Romance
Publisher:  Books We Love
Buy Links: amazon.com  amazon.co.uk

Blurb:
Georgianne Whitley’s beloved father and brothers died in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte. While she grieves for them, she must deal with her unpredictable mother’s sorrow, and her younger sisters’ situation.

Georgianne’s problems increase when the arrogant, wealthy but elderly Earl of Pennington, proposes marriage to her for the sole purpose of being provided with an heir. At first she is tempted by his offer, but something is not quite right about him. She rejects him, not suspecting it will lead to unwelcome repercussions.

Once, Georgianne had wanted to marry an army officer. Now, she decides never to marry ‘a military man’ for fear he will be killed on the battlefield. However, Georgianne still dreams of a happy marriage before unexpected violence forces her to relinquish the chance to participate in a London Season sponsored by her aunt.

Shocked and in pain, Georgianne goes to the inn where her cousin Sarah’s step-brother, Rupert, Major Tarrant, is staying, while waiting for the blacksmith to return to the village and shoe his horse. Recently, she has been reacquainted with Tarrant—whom she knew when in the nursery—at the vicarage where Sarah lives with her husband Reverend Stanton.

The war in the Iberian Peninsula is nearly at an end so, after his older brother’s death, Tarrant, who was wounded, returns to England where his father asks him to marry and produce an heir.

To please his father, Tarrant agrees to marry, but due to a personal tragedy has decided never to father a child.

When Georgianne arrives at the inn, quixotic Tarrant sympathises with her unhappy situation. Moreover, he is shocked by the unforgivable brutal treatment she has suffered. Full of admiration for her beauty and courage he decides to help Georgianne.

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Special Offer: Books We Love will send a free copy of the novel to anyone who will agree to review it on Amazon and, if possible, on GoodReads. Contact Rosemary at her website (rosemarymorris.co.uk) for more information.

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Out an About – Jane Lane Walters

I’m visiting with Janet Lane Walters on her blog, the Eclectic Writer. Tomorrow she showcases my fantasy romance books. Come by and visit. Hope y’all will leave a comment. http://wwweclecticwriter.blogspot.com/2016/08/fridays-guest-features-helen-henderson.html Hope to see you there. Helen

Tuesday’s Title – His Ocean Vixen

A lady in disguise, a sea captain with secrets of his own, a love that surprises them both.

Title:  His Ocean Vixen

Author:  Victoria Chatham
Date of Release:  July 2016


Genre:  Regency Romance
Publisher: Books We Love, Ltd.
Buy Links: Amazon

Blurb:

Newly-wed Lady Juliana Beamish has much to look forward to but her future turns bleak when the ship she is voyaging on is attacked by pirates.

Captain Drake O’Hara serves no master and only one mistress – the sea. On course for Jamaica he is reluctant to waste time investigating wreckage strewn across the ocean’s surface but when the debris offers up a beautiful survivor, he has no option other than to take her aboard.

Read the rest of the showcase here.