“Never Run From Love (Kellington Book 4)” by Maureen Driscoll

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Historical Romance Month continues this week on Nesie’s Place with the work of author Maureen Driscoll in the spotlight! Maureen shares her personal insights on books from two of her series, The Kellingtons and The Emersons. Also, THREE random commenters will win ebooks each day this week! Good times!

I know I’m not the only person to fall for a bad boy.  Unfortunately, my personal dating life is filled with too many of them.  The good thing about writing is you can reform a bad boy and he stays reformed.  Results may vary in real life.

The first series of Regency romances I wrote revolved around the Kellington family, headed by William (Liam) Kellington, the Duke of Lynwood.  He had four siblings:  Edward, Arthur, Hal and Lizzie.  The fourth book was about Hal, the biggest playboy of them all.  The book is the most sexually explicit of any I’ve written and opens with two couples having sex in a brothel.

Hal is getting bored with his life of debauchery and meets an American reformer who is helping prostitutes start new lives in America.  He makes the biggest transformation of all as he goes from being a bad boy to a very good man (though still fun in the bedroom).

What inspired me most about the story was I like imperfect people at a crossroads.  Life gets most interesting when you have to make a choice to become a better person or continue as you were.  And it’s one reason why I like Hal so much.

Who is the TV bad boy you’d most like to date?  For me, it could be just about any guy on SONS OF ANARCHY, though if I had to pick one, it’d be Jax Teller.

Never Run From Love

“Never Run From Love (Kellingtons Book 4)”

Author: Maureen Driscoll

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Release Date: November 16, 2013

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Another Kellington brother finds love in the fourth book of Maureen Driscoll’s Regency romance series.

When Hal Kellington sees a respectable reform worker with the stockings of a courtesan, he’s intrigued. When his friend wagers he cannot kiss the chit, he’s challenged. And when he gets to know the spirited American, he realizes the stakes are higher than he could possibly imagine.

Since arriving in England to live with her uncle and aunt, Melanie Sutton has been working to help London prostitutes start new lives in America. When they begin disappearing, she accepts the help of a notorious rake to track them down. But she soon discovers that resisting temptation is much easier preached than practiced.

NEVER RUN FROM LOVE contains explicit language and adult situations. The earlier books in the series were NEVER WAGER AGAINST LOVE (Book 3), NEVER MISS A CHANCE (Book 2) and NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID (Book 1), which USA TODAY’S HAPPY EVER AFTER blog called “enjoyable, suspenseful and satisfying.”

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Maureen DriscollDanielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”

Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge.  She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce.  The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.

Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill.  Her Dating Geroge Clooneynovel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.

She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons.  She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year.  She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.

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Using the Five Senses in Fiction, Part Two: Smell, Touch, & Taste

Part II – Yes! 😉

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Five senses Part Two

“I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my senses I might blind my soul altogether.” —Socrates

I say let’s blind our readers’ souls with our stories! What? Seems legit to me. *shrugs*

As an author, your job is to transport your reader into the story and have them go through the full journey. And the use of the five senses is the simplest way to do so. They help with taking in information from the world around us, and help convey a message to the readers by providing a strong image in their souls . . . err, heads.

If you missed last week’s post on Using the Five Senses in Fiction, Part One: Sight and Sound, what are you waiting for? Go check it out!!! 😀

Now let’s get to the last three senses: smell, touch…

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Lily Silver Rafflecopter Winners!

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Congratulations to Pauline G. – winner of the Kindle Fire!

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Congratulations to Gina M. – winner of the Reluctant Heroes print boxed set!

Many thanks to all who participated!

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We’re giving away books this week on Nesie’s PlaceMaureen Driscoll historical romances! Three random commenters will win ebooks every day this week! (May 15-19)

Post number one is on the way!

“Tight Rope” by Sahar Abdulaziz #CoverReveal

“Tight Rope”

Author: Sahar Abdulaziz

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Suspense

Release Date: June 1, 2017

In a socially and politically divided country after the presidential election, activist and American Muslim Nour Ibrahim prepares to deliver a speech at an anti-hate rally condemning the surge of attacks against people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and anyone else deemed different or disposable. As her inbox overflows with racist, xenophobic threats, she struggles to remain focused, refusing to give in to the fear. Concerns for her safety during the speech mount as one ruthless stalker escalates his terror campaign. Bitter and blinded by hate, he’s not satisfied with merely keeping Nour from speaking out: he threatens to silence her for good.

Stressed by the impending rally, a stabbing pain in her gut, and an Internet psycho who has her in his crosshairs, Nour begins to wonder—which one will kill her first?

Available soon on Amazon and Fofky’s Online Book Café

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“A Fighting Chance” by Annie Stone #CoverReveal

 

When Mackenzie meets Carter, it’s love at first sight. They have a blissful year together before trouble arrives. In the form of Carter’s two teenage sons.

When Hunter and Carey decide they want to live with their father in California, Mackenzie knows right away that she’s in for a tough time. And she couldn’t be more right.

The two boys show her on a daily basis that she’s not good enough for their dad. In fact, they make it quite clear their lives would be better without her. But could it be that Hunter has quite a different motive for hating her?

 

Coming June 5th

 

I’m a contemporary romance writer, who likes her men tattooed, her women independent and her coffee strong.

My stories are all about love, but some are of the romantic kind, some of the sad kind and others of the very steamy kind. So if you can stand drama, foul language and sex, you came to the right place.

Love, Annie

 

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