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New Release Roundup at The Captivating Quill ~ Summer 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. Because we're enjoying a summer hiatus through August, the books below have release dates in June, July, and August 2019.

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Till There Was You by Marie Force

June 18, 2019

Lucas Abbott and his identical twin grew up sharing everything—including a reputation for funny, idiotic behavior. But now that Lucas is ready to shed that lovable-idiot image, grow up and have a real, adult relationship, the joke’s on him. He and his twin have fallen for the same woman.

Crushed and hoping a few days on the slopes will work out his frustrations, he heads for Stowe, Vermont. All thought of fun and relaxation flies away as a car spins out in a snowstorm, and his firefighter/paramedic training kicks into high gear.

Danielle Rowson is hoping to pick up the pieces and build a new life for herself and her daughter in Vermont. Winding up in a ditch in the middle of a blizzard isn’t part of the plan—and neither is the kind, sexy rescuer whose strong hands pull them to safety.

Lucas has been a little kid, a big kid and now an adult—and he discovers that adulting has more than one advantage. Especially when it comes to sharing with Dani and Savannah the one thing that’s his and his alone: his love.

The Sailor and the Seamstress by Lynn Winchester

August 1, 2019

Sold into servitude on a smuggling ship as a young lad, Welshman Jarren Gryffud has finally won his freedom. But after so long on the sea, he cannot seem to find a solid place to land.

Until he makes his way to Aurora Lake, California, and the opportunity to put his skills as a canvas tailor to good use. Too bad those skills lead him into trouble with the beautiful and maddening seamstress next door.

Working to build her own business in the bustling gold mining town, Angela Flowers cannot believe her bad luck when a handsome and frustrating sailor-turned-tailor moves into the shop beside hers.

He is skilled with his hands, but his hard expressions and dour disposition intrigue Angela more than they should. And what bothers her the most about the tailor with the unpracticed smile is that she can’t stop wanting to mend his heart.

Diana by Alexa Aston

July 25, 2019

Book 1 in "The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle" series is now available. Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Lady Diana de Wolfe’s curiosity about kissing led to her ruin before she ever made her come-out in London. Banished from her home by a furious, disappointed father, Diana gives birth out of wedlock to twins and supports her family without help until her parents’ deaths. Her brother, the new Earl of Reston, welcomes her back into the family fold and takes Diana to London, hoping she can make a match—and demanding she keep silent about her children until she’s lands a husband.

Oliver Ward, Earl of Merrifield, raised his siblings after his father’s tragic death and his mother’s subsequent madness. With his brother at university and his sister making her come-out, Oliver is ready to find a wife and start a family of his own. His good friend, Lady Merrick, whom he almost wed, promises to help him find the right woman.

Meeting shortly before the London Season begins, Oliver is drawn to Diana’s spirit and beauty. Her attraction for him only grows when he learns about her precocious twins and he is determined to make her his.

Will the rumors regarding Diana’s past mistakes doom this couple in society’s eyes—or can love overcome gossip and save them both?

One Texas Night by Sylvie Kurtz

July 1, 2019

Secrets are more intense in the heat of a Texas night in this suspenseful novel of love, murder and small town scandal.

One stormy night, businesswoman Melinda Amery jolts to consciousness to find herself trapped in magnetic Lieutenant Grady Sloan's unwavering deep blue gaze.

Grady wants answers about a murder. But Melinda has none.

Melinda says she can't remember what happened the previous night. Grady knows two things for sure. That a beloved preacher's daughter is dead. And  that Melinda's lawyer father once manipulated Grady to set a murderer free.

Grady is the kind of cop who won't stop until he gets answers. With his job on the line, he needs to uncover the truth. Is Melinda's amnesia real? Or is she hiding a terrible secret?

To prove she's not a murderer, Melinda will need to uncover the secret hidden in her nightmare-shredded memory. And prove to Grady that she's not her father's daughter.

But when someone tries to kill Melinda, Grady can't help wanting to protect her. But when Melinda's memory starts to return, the secret it reveals threatens to destroy them both.

Also releasing July 1, 2019 from Sylvie Kurtz

Women Who Tame Dangerous Heroes: Sizzling Tales of Seduction, Passion, and Love by Paula Quinn et al

May 13, 2019

Welcome to WOMEN WHO TAME DANGEROUS HEROES, a 4-author collection inspired by our previous set, DANGEROUS HEROES (still available). This time we’ve gathered our boldest, most daring heroines. Join them across more than 1,152 sizzling pages of seduction, passion, and love. Shrinking violets won’t be found here – only strong and passionate women brave enough to chase their dreams: happily-ever-afters with the men they desire.

Love Only Once

Bitter Betrayal - Jonathan Hird, Earl of Longdale, wants sweet revenge on Lady Elizabeth Trent for leaving him at the altar. After a couple of years at sea with cut-throat pirates, Jonathan returns to England and forms a perfect plan for Sweet Revenge.

A Knight’s Desire

Lady Rosetta Montgomery is on her way to her wedding when she’s kidnapped by a rider dressed all in black. She discovers her abductor is Lord Ashton Blakeley, her first and only true love, who left her to go on Crusade. Ash is a changed man now, with disfiguring scars and agonizing secrets. As rumors of lost Anglo-Saxon gold and treachery unfold, and Rosetta grows to understand the man Ash has become, will she help him fight for their love, or will the danger surrounding the hidden riches cost them all that they treasure?

The Beloved

The Beloved takes place in historical Wales and a few otherworldly realms where you will meet a sacred tree with the ability to speak, an evil siren with the power to seduce, and a tiny water sprite with the courage of an army. You'll travel to castles and brothels and faerie kingdoms where magic abounds, hearts will be tested, and true love, tried. But only if you believe.

Knight in Her Bed

Sizzling passion, danger, and forbidden love set medieval Scotland ablaze when Highland chieftain Donall MacLean is captured by a feuding clan. Bent on revenge, his enemies are sworn to his swift demise even as their lairdess, Lady Isolde MacInnes desires something else entirely. But an ancient curse and a dark-hearted villain thwart them as they are forced to choose between clan loyalty and love – before it is too late.

Last Chance Rodeo by Kari Lynn Dell

July 30, 2019

He came to Blackfeet Nation looking for his missing horse And found the heart he'd lost along the way.

One thoughtless moment cost David Parsons everything—his irreplaceable horse, his rodeo career, and his fiancée. After four long years he's finally tracked his horse to the Blackfeet Reservation and is ready to reclaim his pride.

It should be the happiest day of his life. But the troubled young boy who's riding Muddy now has had more than his fair share of hard knocks, and his fierce guardian Mary Steele will do whatever it takes to make sure losing this horse isn't the blow that levels him. David finds himself drawn to both woman and child, and is faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma: take his lost shot at rodeo glory...or claim what could be his last chance to make his shattered heart whole?

Author Kari Lynn Dell is a Blackfeet descendant who lives with her family on the reservation and brings a lifetime of rodeo experience to this touching family drama.

The Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Collection by Tricia Goyer

June 4, 2019

Three complete novels from Tricia Goyer are now available in a low-priced, one-volume e-collection!

Every year, 30–40 young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive “resident” status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors but go home with brides!

The Memory Jar

Sarah Shelter has lived in West Kootenai for the last ten years and wonders if she will ever fall in love. Since the tragic death of her best friend, she carries her memories in a jar along with the small items connected to them.

Now she’s met a kind and gentle man who may be able to break down the wall. But can Sarah risk her heart to finally achieve her dreams?

The Promise Box

Lydia Wyse, a book editor from Seattle who grew up Amish, returns to the small community of West Kootenai to give comfort to her father after her mother’s death. She is drawn back to the familiar Amish ways after finding her mother’s most precious possession, a Promise Box of prayers and Scripture. What her publisher sees, though, is an opportunity for a sensational “tell-all” book about the Amish.

Lydia soon finds herself falling in love with Amish bachelor Gideon Hooley. She wants nothing more than to forget her past and look forward to a future as an Amish bride. But will the pain of her childhood--and her potential betrayal of her community--keep her from committing her whole heart?

The Kissing Bridge

Rebecca had always strayed a little outside the fold, but nothing could have prepared her family for what she is about to do: abandon the community to attend nursing school.

When she stops in West Kootenai, Rebecca finds a lot more in Montana than she had bargained for--namely a handsome working man named Caleb Hooley, who is at a crossroads of his own. A daredevil bachelor with high standards, he has decided he’ll never find an Amish woman who can quench his thirst for adventure. Until the arrival of the pretty Amish girl, fleeing her community in secret.

But can this runaway find love with a risk-taker who has lost his faith in God?

Destiny of a Warrior by Mary Morgan

June 5, 2019

"You met him in the Order of the Dragon Knights. Now, journey to the realm of the Fae and witness their greatest legend!"

As leader of the Fenian Warriors, Aidan Kerrigan's accolades are many and his loyalty to the Fae unwavering. When an unexpected mission sends him to the human world and a chance encounter with Rose MacLaren, he's tempted for the first time in his existence to discard duty and claim what is forbidden.

Rose MacLaren, a Society of the Thistle member, yearns to expand her botanical knowledge with her love of history. After her rescue by a handsome stranger, she is compelled to look beyond what her rational mind comprehends and unravel the secret of the standing stones, as well as the man who captivates her.

In a mystical world ruled by ancient laws and edicts, can a fierce warrior choose a path destined for love? And will a woman honoring the ways of the land believe in a myth only spoken of in legends? If they do, will their love be enough to defy death's punishment?

What Would a Duke Do by Collette Cameron

June 26, 2019

He’s bent on revenge. She’s his enemy’s granddaughter. He’ll marry her…willing or not.

Maxwell, the Duke of Pennington is a man focused on one thing: revenge. He’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goal, including marrying the beautiful, unpredictable granddaughter of the man he seeks reprisal against—whether Gabriella is willing or not. As Max inexplicably finds himself drawn to the spirited minx, unforeseen doubts and guilt arise.

Miss Gabriella Breckensole is astonished when the enigmatic Duke of Pennington turns his romantic attentions on her. Debonair and confident, he set her heart fluttering from their first meeting. Far beneath his station, Gabby never hoped to win his favor, and she soon risks losing her heart to the roguish lord.

Until she accidentally overhears Maxwell vowing to return her familial home to his dukedom and learns his courtship is a revenge-filled ploy. Even though he awakened feelings she never imagined possible, Gabriella now considers him an enemy. Can Max make the impossible choice between retribution or forever losing the only woman to ever touch his heart?

Shadows at Dawn by Kat Martin

Aug 1, 2019

Cover coming soon!

Don’t miss this scorching novella, part of what Publishers Weekly is calling Kat Martin’s “tantalizing” new Maximum Security series!

Private detective Jaxon Ryker swore to himself he would keep his hands off Mindy Stewart. No matter how much Jax might secretly wish otherwise, his colleague at The Max is strictly off-limits. But when Mindy is the victim of an attempted kidnapping, everything changes. With both of them thrust into danger, Jax swears to protect her. As they work together in search of answers, it becomes clear Mindy’s life is on the line, so a trap is set—with Mindy as bait. Jax and Mindy have to put aside their overwhelming attraction, but if they live through this, all bets are off…


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