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New Release Roundup at The Captivating Quill ~ May 6, 2019

Every month there are so many wonderful new books available, and it's always exciting for us to be sharing what's coming next. Enjoy!

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Midnight with the Marquess by Alexa Aston

May 23, 2019

Can love heal a wounded army officer who doesn’t believe it exists?

Lady Rachel St. Clair has witnessed how powerful love can be, thanks to the example her brother and wife set, and she won’t settle for anything less. At a house party, Rachel meets an officer returning from the Peninsular War and believes she may have found love, thanks to their clandestine midnight lessons in kissing.

Major Evan Drake, Marquess of Merrick, witnessed his father murder his mother and believes love doesn’t exist. He’s returned from combat wounded in both body and soul. When he meets Rachel he changes his mind about love, drawn to the raven-haired beauty’s spirit. Yet Rachel devastates him by rejecting him before he can declare his feelings for her, sending Evan into a downward spiral that almost ends in death.

Nursing her broken heart, Rachel continues her search for love the next Season, though her thoughts linger on those midnights with her marquess.

Will Evan be able to regain Rachel’s trust—and open his heart to love?

Learning Her Lines by Amelia C. Adams

April 30, 2019

Catherine Ross enjoys working in her uncle's restaurant, but she's always wanted something more - to find true love and be blissfully happy. Even though there are many single men in Creede, she has yet to find the one for her, and she wonders if perhaps she's meant to be alone.

Melvin Westcott, owner of the Creede Theater, has been handed two helpings of bad news - not only has his director just quit, but the leading lady went along for the ride. Now Melvin must find a new director and a new star or he'll be forced to cancel the production. He needs help, but he doesn't want it in the form of a meddling older woman who calls herself an angel to excuse the fact that she keeps breaking into his office.

In the middle of a rough-and-tumble mining town, a touch of culture is a welcome thing, and the show must go on. But if Melvin can't see past his pride and accept the answers he's being given, will he have to give up on his dream?

The Mountain Dark by Kathryn Le Veque

May 9, 2019

The Executioner Knights are back, now with one of their own falling in love with a Welsh princess who holds the key to a renewed rebellion. Will love win out over his sense of duty?

Kress de Rhydian is a man on a mission.

The second Executioner Knight is given a very important directive –William Marshal is determined to make a match between a Welsh princess and a great marcher lord. With King John having recently married his daughter to the last Prince of Gwynedd, the Marshal seeks to balance that power with a strategic marriage of his own. Kress is tasked with protecting the Welsh princess, no matter what the cost, until she can reach her destination.

The cost may be his soul.

Cadelyn of Vendotia is the daughter of two powerful royal bloodlines. Having been raised in the house of the Earls of Arundel, she is more English than Welsh, and she has no desire to be part of a political marriage. An educated woman with a penchant for naughty poetry, Cadelyn is one of the last full-blooded Welsh princesses and a very valuable commodity. But there is a complication – the princess falls in love with Kress along the way, and in spite of himself, Kress cannot deny his growing feelings for her.

But there is a rebellion afoot, one tied to her betrothed. A group calling themselves the Rebels of Rhos, led by Cadelyn’s long-lost mother, is determined to use Cadelyn to feed their cause. They have promised lands and wealth to the greedy brothers of Cadelyn’s betrothed in exchange for their support of the rebellion, one that neither William Marshal – nor Kress – have any idea about. They will be taking Cadelyn straight into a firestorm if she makes it to Wales, and the center of this storm is a place called Mynydd Twywll (Mountain Dark).

It is the heart of the rebellion.

When the terrible plans for Cadelyn finally become known, it is nearly too late to save her, but Kress and her escort give it a valiant try. When reinforcements arrive from an unexpected source, Kress risks his life to take Cadelyn to safety.

Will his sense of duty and his loyalty to England win out? Or will the love of a Welsh princess be his downfall?

Against the Sun by Kat Martin

May 13, 2019 - Reissue

From New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin comes another thrilling story in The Raines of Wind Canyon series.

It’s not in bodyguard Jake Cantrell’s job description to share his suspicions with his assignments. Beautiful executive Sage Dumont may be in charge, but Jake’s not on her payroll. As a former Special Forces marine, Jake trusts his gut, and it’s telling him there’s something off about a shipment arriving at Marine Drilling International. His instinct is aroused…in more ways than one. Drawn into a terrifying web of lies and deceit—and into feelings they can’t afford to explore—what Jake and Sage uncover may be frighteningly worse than they ever imagined.

Originally published in 2012.

The Master of Ships by Naomi Finley

May 27, 2019

CHARLES HENDRICKS flees to London after his wife gives birth to a child belonging to his younger brother. Devastated, he numbs the pain with drink. Leaving a tavern one night he stumbles upon a cloaked female figure lying in a dark alley. Charles helps the stranger, unaware the chance encounter would eventually alter his life forever when hidden secrets and feelings are revealed. A few years later, he returns to London to search for this women with the goal of setting right his wrongs of the past. Imprisoned by fear, will unraveled secrets change everything for Charles after he finds her?

ISABELLA became smitten with the handsome but troubled businessman from America who rescued her. He fled just as their flourishing friendship turned passionate. When the apprenticeship system is abolished, Isabella has no choice but to create another life for herself. She disappears without a hint of her whereabouts, carrying a secret with the potential to ruin everything Charles holds dear. Time passes when an innocent outing finds Isabella reliving emotions of love and abandonment she thought were buried. Can she still find the peace and safety she so desires? Or will fate continue to unleash a life of inescapable affliction?


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