Excerpt: When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford

Random House is sharing an excerpt of When You Wish Upon a Duke, the first book in Isabella Bradford’s Wylder Sister’s series.  Check it out, and if you want to read more, click the widget below to order.

When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford (Preview)

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In a sparkling new series filled with irresistible charm and sizzling romance, award-winning author Isabella Bradford introduces us to the eldest of three Wylder sisters—unruly country girls whose passion for life leaves their London suitors breathless.

Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn’t care one bit about well-bred decorum. The dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty would rather ride a horse than attend a stuffy ball. So when Charlotte learns that she is to leave immediately for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted with her arranged marriage.

But to her delight, their first encounters are brazenly flirtatious, and their wedding night burns with passion. March’s broad shoulders and dark countenance make Charlotte want to rip every button off his waistcoast. She may even be falling in love with her new husband. Yet whenever their desire boils over, March reluctantly pushes Charlotte away. Will past secrets and present misunderstandings mire their marriage in scandal, or serve to strengthen a bond that is destined to last a lifetime?

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves – August 5 Edition

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Once again I am dismayed at how a small group of disgruntled authors can muck up the arena of candid discussion about books.  There has been a bit of a dustup over at Goodreads, and it has caused me to rethink my use of that site.  Bowing down to pressure from said small group of rabid and very vocal self-pub/indie authors, Goodreads is hiding reviews now.  With no notice to the reviewers.  GR is working on issuing a new set of guidelines for reviewers, but they have been censoring reviews prior to publishing these new guidelines.  Until this is settled fairly, I will be spending less time updating my reading progress there, as well as spending less time writing reviews for GR, which admittedly were just quick, general impressions of the books, and longer, more in-depth reviews here.  I don’t want to waste my time supporting a site that censors free and open  discussion, something that it claims to endorse.  It is sad that the same group of noisemakers that are making it more difficult for their self-pub/indie pubbed peers to find willing reviewers are also interfering with my favorite social media platform.

Once again, I want to draw attention to self-pub and indie pubbed authors to the changes in my review policy.  I no longer accept these books for review. 

Have any of you changed your review policies after all of the drama-lamas have been screaming unchecked online?  What do you think of the Goodreads situation? Do you use the site?  Will this change how you use GR?

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library. Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Shattered Magic by Rebecca York

The Guardian of Bastet by Jacqueline M Battisti

The Bloodgate Warrior by Joely Sue Burkhart

Monster in My Closet  by RL Naquin

Rise of Hope by Kaily Hart

The Superheroes Union Dynama by Ruth Diaz

Scandals Mistress by Bronwyn Stuart

Almost a Bride (Wyoming Wildflowers Book 1) by Patricia McLinn (Free for Kindle!)


A Little More Scandal by Carrie Lofty (.99 for Kindle!)

Night Is Mine (The Night Stalker) by M L Buchman (1.79 for Kindle)

The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe by Sabrina Darby (.99 for Kindle!)

A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!

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