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text 2015-06-24 16:37
Special Vampires in Romances
I Burn for You (Primes Series, Book 1) - Susan Sizemore
WyndRiver Sinner - Charlotte Boyett-Compo
Impure - Viola Grace
Halfway To The Grave, Night Huntress, Book One - Jeaniene Frost
Lethal Rider - Larissa Ione
Shadow's Caress - Patti O'Shea
Kiss of Steel - Bec McMaster
Dark Awakening (Dark Dynasties #1) - Kendra Leigh Castle
Bad Mouth - Angela McCallister
Waterlocked (Elemental World, #1.5) - Elizabeth Hunter

Are your Vampires getting ho mum? Do you need a change of bloodsucker? 

 

Here are some vampires that are something Special! They feed off emotions, walk in the day, only feed from other vampires and other wonders! 

 

My lists are never in any particular order. Enjoy!

 

1. I Burn For You by Susan Sizemore

 

The world holds great danger for Alec Reynard and his kind. As the dark hollows of his soul threaten to overwhelm him, he undergoes secret medical treatments that allow him to bear daylight. Living a double life as a bodyguard, he must also battle the powerful chemistry that explodes between him and Domini Lancer, a mere mortal -- and, unbelievably, his soulmate.


Domini knows nothing of Alec's true nature. But when danger threatens, he kidnaps her to his clan's stronghold to protect her....and there, he can no longer hide who -- or what -- he is. As the forces aligned against Domini draw near, Alec wonders whether she'll accept the darkness within him -- or whether she's actually a vampire slayer who's cleverly infiltrated his clan.

 

2. WyndRiver Sinner by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

 

n the year 3478, Reaper Cynyr Cree has been sent to the western territories by the High Council as their executioner in taking out rogues. He's hot, tired, dusty and not in the best of moods when he happens upon a young woman being attacked. Dispatching the assailant with a careless flick of his laser whip, Cynyr doesn't give the woman a second thought until she follows him to his camp in search of food and protection.

 

Sold by her ex-husband for a brace of horses, Aingeal has known the hardships of being the property of a Jakotai brave intent on keeping her at all costs and she has run away. Being rescued by an infamous Reaper seems the only way she can escape her captivity and she's willing to do what it takes to stay with Cree.

 

Taking lives comes easy to Cynyr. Living one is another matter. Always keeping his distance from others, he is stunned to realize he doesn't want to let Aingeal leave him.

When a man named Cynyr decides to make a woman named Aingeal his own, no man will ever take her from him.

 

3. Impure by Viola Grace

 

Ardel Sak was strong, confident and a stranger to herself. Her mind wiped of all but her name, she is given to a Vimpyr by the name of Sorcal. At first he wants nothing more than her blood, but after fighting for possession of her, his appetites take a decidedly carnal turn. In his arms, she finds the answer to a question she didn't know she should ask. What happens when an Impure Vimpyr and an Impure Terran join forces to fight the new exotic weapons dealers?It is a tale written in flesh and blood.

 

4. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

 

Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

 

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner—are there actually goodvampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

 

5. Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione

 

Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, ReganCooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.

Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a famil

 

6. Shadow's Caress by Patti O'Shea

 

Former vampire hunter Cass Lanier didn't think vampires could become ghosts...until the shade of Malachi James comes to her, arousing her with his erotic touch. Malachi was the last vampire she killed—an act she always regretted. Now Cass is his only hope of being brought back to life.

 

Then Cass discovers Malachi isn't the only one following her. Other hunters have learned she can resurrect the vampires she put to death, and they want to kill her first. Will Cass survive long enough to save Malachi and finally experience her phantom lover's caresses as pleasures of the flesh?

 

7. Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster

 

Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price?

 

Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single–handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood–craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.

 

When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.

 

8. Dark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle

 

or centuries, shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting skills. When a feud among the immortals escalates into all-out war, he is ordered by his ruthless queen to locate a Seer-a human woman with a special gift-who can secure victory for their clan. Ty's search leads him to a quiet New England town, but once he has the Seer in his grasp, her touch awakens within him a hunger like he's never known . . .

Lily Quinn has always been different. Since childhood, she's had vivid nightmares and an eerie sixth sense. When a sexy, silver-eyed stranger demands her help, Lily plunges into a new world of danger and sensuality. With Ty, she discovers sizzling passions she cannot deny and powers she cannot control. Soon, it is clear that Lily is much more than a Seer-she holds the key to ancient secrets and unthinkable destruction. But will a vampire's vow of eternal protection stop these evil forces . . . or unleash her dark destiny?

 

9. Bad Mouth by Angela McCallister

 

After her ex-husband’s obsession with vampires, Valerie Craig is on a mission to stop transformations. Of all vampires, Kade Rollins is the worst of the worst, but when multiple murders plague Seattle, Val is forced to enlist his aid. Kade’s crude wit and seductive nature attract her like no other, but she can’t ignore his violence toward his human servants, no matter her yearning to forget.

She’s torn when she learns Kade may be behind the murders. Val's worked hard to protect humans from vampires, but the truth surrounding the murders could ignite a bloody battle between their races, one humans are sure to lose. Someone is pulling strings to build a vampire army and spark the war—setting Kade up to kick it off. But if she trusts the vampire prince, she risks her job, her integrity, and her heart if he betrays her as all the men in her life have.
 
10. Waterlocked by Elizabeth Hunter
 
wa-ter-locked'

adjective

Definition: enclosed entirely, or almost entirely, by water

Example: What happens when the water vampire you’ve promised yourself to actually wants you to go through with the wedding? For Gemma Melcombe, her engagement to Terrance Ramsay was a political maneuver. For Terry, it’s something entirely more. Rough waters may be ahead for these two headstrong lovers, but until they come to an agreement, Gemma will be waterlocked.

 

 

Do you have a recommendation? Let me know!

 

To vote for the best of the best go to my Goodreads list: Special Vampires in Romances.

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text 2015-04-16 16:29
Ambassador and Diplomat Romance Leads
An Illicit Temptation - Jeannie Lin
Dark Stranger - Susan Sizemore
Private Melody - AlTonya Washington
Never Desire a Duke - Lily Dalton
Alien Diplomacy - Gini Koch
Finding Destiny - Jean Johnson
Midnight Pleasures - Eloisa James
Her Only Desire - Gaelen Foley
Married to a Perfect Stranger - Jane Ashford
Close Contact - Katherine Allred

Personally, I like a hero or heroine with a gift of the gab. A stealth warrior. Peacekeepers.

 

Here are great Romance Heroes and Heroines who are Diplomats and Ambassadors. 

 

My lists are never in any particular order.

 

1.  An Illicit Temptation by Jeannie Lin

 

Tang Dynasty China, 824 A.D.

 

Dao was raised as a servant, but when her half-sister flees an arranged marriage to a chieftain, Dao is sent in her place as Princess An-Ming. Such a future is better than she could have hoped for, yet she dreads a passionless union with a stranger.

 

Taken as a virtual hostage to the Imperial court, Kwan-Li is torn between his people and his duty to the emperor. He is bound by honor to escort the princess safely across the wild and untamed steppe, but the greatest danger they face on the long journey may be the forbidden temptation of each other…

 

2. Dark Stranger by Susan Sizemore

 

A twist of fate made Zoe Pappas heir to the Byzant throne. Bound by duty and devotion to keep the Empire safe, Zoe is captured while on a secret diplomatic mission and sent to an underground prisoner-of-war camp. In this strange, shadowy place, residents are governed by fellow inmate General Matthias "Doc" Raven, whose powerful magnetism rouses an urgent desire in Zoe. But the intensity of her attraction is matched by her surprise at discovering that Doc has a secret of his own: he is a vampire.

Zoe's presence puts everyone in the camp in danger. Doc knows it, and knows too that Zoe's royal status makes it impossible for her to bond with a vampire. The only way to save her is to help her escape, and lose her forever. But some fires are impossible to quench, even when following your heart is the ultimate taboo....

 

3. Private Melody by AlTonya Washington


Music was her whole life…until he came along

Former child prodigy Kianti Lawrence has struggled hard to become a major force in the performing arts world. Music is her life…until the beloved, world-renowned pianist meets a man who shows her what she's been missing. Something about handsome, powerful ex-Ambassador Therin Rucker strikes a harmonious—and seductive—chord.

When Therin connected with Kianti, all the notes suddenly came together. He's more in tune with her than with any other woman he's ever known. But first he has to persuade Kianti not to be afraid of life…or love. Can he make her see that the passion they're making is the truest music there is?

 

4. Never Desire a Duke by Lily Dalton

 

A Marriage Beyond Hope

Lady Sophia has long been estranged from her husband, Vane Barwick, the Duke of Claxton, whose rumored list of amorous conquests includes almost every beautiful woman of the ton. Yet a shocking encounter with him in a crowded ballroom-and a single touch-are all it takes to reawaken her furious passion for him. But how can she trust the man who crushed her dreams and took away the one thing she wanted most?

A Love Beyond Reason

Claxton has never forgiven himself for the youthful mistake that ruined his marriage to Sophia. Now, after nearly a year abroad, the reformed rogue vows to win back the only woman he's ever truly loved. He'll do whatever it takes to prove he can be the honorable husband she deserves-and the passionate lover she desires. As the snowdrifts deepen outside their ancestral home, can they rekindle the flame that burned so bright and find a new path to forever?

 

5. Alien Diplomacy by Gini Koch

 

Being newlyweds and new parents is challenging enough. But Jeff and Kitty Martini are also giving up their roles as super-being exterminators and Commanders in Centaurion Division while mastering the political landscape as the new heads of Centaurion's Diplomatic Corps. Enter a shadowy assassination plot and a new set of anti-alien conspirators, and nothing will ever be the same...

 

6. Finding Destiny by Jean Johnson

 

The slave...Chanson, a privileged Arbran dyara, discovers an unexpected connection with the excitingly different Eduor, a bracingly sexy war-slave who desires his freedom.

The knight...The Arbran diplomat Sir Zeilas must turn the Guildaran people from former enemies into allies. But in the case of their intriguingly beautiful leader, perhaps something more intimate is in order.

The mage...Gabria never expected to become a Guildaran envoy to Aurul. But the most stunning surprise was what waited for her in His Majesty's winter palace-and why.

The pirate...Captain Ellett would do anything for his king-even hunt down the pirates plaguing the Jenodan Isles. But he never counted on the seductive powers of the pirate's captain-beautiful, tempestuous, and impossible to resist.

 

7. Midnight Pleasures by Eloisa James

 

To her legions of adoring suitors, it comes as quite a shock when Lady Sophie York rejects an offer of marriage from the dashing, rakish Patrick Foakes in favor of amiable but dull Braddon Chatwin. He may be an earl, but it is Patrick's stolen kisses that sear her lips.

When Patrick, in disguise, scales a ladder to retrieve his friend's fianc┼Że, he never expects the elopement to be his own. Neither does Sophie, Braddon, or the rest of the tattling ton. One hasty wedding later, the passionate innocent and the sophisticated rogue play out their own intricate dance as Sophie masters what it takes to keep a man where he belongs. And Patrick learns the ultimate lesson in love.

 

8. Her Only Desire: by Gaelen Foley

 

Ian Prescott, the Marquess of Griffith, is a cool-nerved British diplomatic renowned for his integrity, and famed among the British debutantes for his striking good looks. Much to their dismay, the handsome marquess has no use or love. He conceals a dark secret surrounding his disastrous first marriage and the death of his wife and has vowed never to marry again. On a diplomatic trip to India, Ian is asked to watch over the daughter of an old family friend, Miss Georgiana Knight. He is instantly intrigued by Georgiana's striking beauty that conceals a sharp mind and a shocking independence. A ruling belle of local society in India, Georgiana is out of her element in London and yet she's determined to conquer the ton on her own, refusing Ian's protection every step of the way. Ian is infuriated by Georgie's willful defiance, as much as he is captivated by her natural charms

 

9. Married to a Perfect Stranger by Jane Ashford

 

Quiet and obliging, Mary Fleming and John Bexley marry to please their families and John immediately leaves on a two-year diplomatic mission. Now John is back, and everything they thought they knew about each other was wrong...

 

It's disconcerting, irritating-and somehow all very exciting...

 

10. Close Contact by Katherine Allred

 

Close Contact—the second Alien Affairs adventure (following Close Encounters) from exciting newcomer Katherine Allred—is a winning blend of science fiction and passionate love story that will send fans of Linnea Sinclair and Anne McCaffrey over the moon! This terrific futuristic tale of a party girl-turned-intergalactic secret agent with extraordinary abilities seamlessly combines exotic locations, never-before-seen alien species, diplomatic relations, a sexy hero, and a romance that is almost too good to be true.

 

 

Did I miss your favorite? Let me know!

 

Go to my Goodreads list and vote: Ambassador and Diplomat Romance Leads.

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text 2015-02-25 15:41
Check Up: Doctors in Paranormal Romance
Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5) - J.R. Ward
Leaving Earth - Loribelle Hunt
Hostage to Pleasure - Nalini Singh
Deadlock (Southern Arcana Series #3) - Moira Rogers
Stardoc - S.L. Viehl
Immortally Embraced - Angie Fox
Black and Blue - Gena Showalter
Dark Desires - Eve Silver
Memory of Morning - Susan Sizemore

What is better than a Doctor Hero or Heroine? A Parnormal Doctor Hero or Heroine, That's What!

 

Here are some great Paranormal Romances with Doctor Leads for your reading pleasure! My lists are never in any particular order. 

 

1. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione

 

Tayla Mancuso is a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure - but fears it will always be denied her. Until she lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unshakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

 

Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable - and let Tayla possess him, body and soul . . .

 

2. Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

 

The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that does not include her...

 

3. Leaving Earth by Loribelle Hunt

 

Col. Kendall Marks is both soldier and physician. Her journey to Delroi has two purposes-deliver her best friend’s baby and indulge her scientific fascination with the alien race. The last thing she expects upon her arrival is to get caught up in political intrigue or develop an unreasonable attraction to the Delroi Warrior Overchief.

Daggar Torfa has finally the found the one. The woman that completes him, the other half of his soul. But in the midst of conspiracies to kill him, one that comes close to home and almost succeeds, can he protect her? Only if he can curb her headstrong ways. It turns out the fight of his life may be to claim his mate, not fighting his enemies.

 

4.  Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh

 

As the deadly Psy Council tightens its grip, a rebel Psy scientist finds herself at the mercy of a changeling who has sworn vengeance against her kind…


Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy—cool, calm, emotionless...at least on the surface. Inside, she’s fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper’s embrace.


DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard’s rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian’s agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules...

 

5. Stardoc by S. L. Viehl

 

Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil leaves Earth and accepts a position as a physician at Kevarzanga-2's FreeClinic. Her surgical skills are desperately needed on a hostile frontier world with over 200 sentient species--and her understanding of alien physiology is nothing short of miraculous. But the truth behind her expertise is a secret which, if discovered, could have disastrous consequences between human and alien relations...

 

6. Deadlock by Moira Rogers

 

Abandoned by her wolf shifter father and raised by her human psychic mother, Carmen Mendoza can't deny she's different. She craves things most women shy away from--and she has a trail of shapeshifting ex-boyfriends to prove it.

Working at a clinic for supernatural creatures, she's escaped the notice of her father's legacy-obsessed family. Until they need a pawn in their bid for power. Snared by a vicious spell designed to wake her inner wolf, Carmen's only hope is to trust the one man strong enough to soothe her darkest instincts.

Alec Jacobson was once the heir apparent to the wolves' ruling elite, until he walked away to marry the woman he loved. She paid with her life. Now he lives as a rebel, a black-sheep alpha who protects the supernatural residents of New Orleans from the wolves' barbaric class system. Too bad he can't protect himself from his need for Carmen.

Yet staking his claim on his enemy's niece will turn his city into a battleground. Unless he can find a way to stop breaking the rules--and start making them.

 

7. Immortally Embraced by Angie Fox

 

Even during a truce, Dr. Petra Robichaud has her hands full as the M*A*S*H surgeon to an army of warring gods—especially when Medusa herself turns up pregnant. Petra has no idea what to expect when a gorgon’s expecting, but she won’t let it turn her to stone. As the healer-hero of an ancient prophesy, it’s Petra’s job to keep the peace. But as the lover to a warrior demi-god, she knows how impossible some jobs can be…

 

Commander Galen is sexy, strong, and sworn to lead his team to hell and back. But when he announces to Petra that he can no longer risk her life for his love, the doctor is on her own…Until a mysterious new entity—in the form of a hot-blooded male—enters the picture. Can he be trusted? Can he be resisted? Meanwhile, an oracle delivers another prophesy that places Petra back on the frontlines with the man she may be bound to for eternity—in love, or in war…

 

8. Black and Blue by Gena Showalter

 

HE IS EVERY WOMAN’S FANTASY . . .

Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent . . . and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he’s forced to turn to his boss’s daughter for help—a woman with even more secrets than Blue.

SHE BECOMES HIS ONLY OBSESSION . . .

Evangeline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breached her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now he’s decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe—even though he’d rather die than live without her. . . .

 

9. Dark Desires by Eve Silver

 

Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he's a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate, where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As Darcie struggles with her fierce attraction to Damien, she must also deal with the blood, the disappearances … and the murders.

With her options dwindling and time running out, Darcie must rely on her instincts as she confronts the man she falling in love with. Is he an innocent and misunderstood man … or a remorseless killer who prowls the East End streets?

 

10. Memory of Morning by Susan Sizemore

 

On the island world of three moons, after years of war, Naval Surgeon Megere Cliff returns home to find herself caught between her obligation to her family and her need to be free at last. But duty must always command her, and so she puts herself on the marriage mart, in the rites of the Seeker Season.
 
Beautiful, intelligent, and brave, Megere attracts suitors who view her as prime breeding stock, but beneath the frivolity of the parties and balls, trouble is brewing. Caught between conspiracies and fanatics, danger buffets Megere.


Should she trust the enigmatic, imperious Lord Adrew North? Or is he the very enemy she fears?

 

 

Did I miss your favorite? Let me know!

 

Vote for the best of best on my Goodreads list: Check Up: Doctors in Paranormal Romance.

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Thr Shadows of Christmas Past
The Shadows of Christmas Past: Rocky Mountain Miracle - A Touch of Harry (Pocket Star Books Romance) by Feehan, Christine, Sizemore, Susan (2004) Mass Market Paperback - Christine, Sizemore, Susan Feehan


Book Description.....

Love and magic triumph over evil in two sizzling holiday novellas.

CHRISTINE FEEHAN — "Rocky Mountain Miracle"

"When Cole Steele, a womanizer rumored to have killed his father, meets Maia Armstrong, a veterinarian rumored to practice magic, the sparks that fly could melt all the snow on his Wyoming ranch. And when an injured horse brings them together, Cole can't help but believe that Maia casts spells on animals and men. What else could explain the burning passion he feels for her and the thawing of his heart around the holidays?"

SUSAN SIZEMORE — "A Touch of Harry"

"When the injured wolf Dr. Marjorie Piper takes back to her kennel turns into a man, Marj is stunned, and keeps his subsequent escape a secret. The only thing more difficult to hide is the burning desire she feels for Harrison Blethyin, a stranger in town who brings out her animal instincts. But when Marj and Harry join forces to find a pack of runaway teens before Christmas, truths are revealed that will bind their souls together forever."


Title: The Shadows of Christmas Past Authors: Christine Feehan & Susan Sizemore Publisher: Pocket Star Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Series: Christmas Series #3 (Primes #2.5)
Rating: 4
Review:

"The Shadows of Christmas Past"

What I liked about this novel.....

These were two opposite types of novels with one being a little sad but the other one made up for it with all of its humorous things that were going on in its story. Now, if you like magic with mystery, healing, suspense, vampires, werewolf's, shifters, paranormal (yes fantasy) and romance both of these reads along with the holiday Christmas spirit that will definitely put a smile on your face.

I found the stories were well written with some very interesting well developed characters that will keep you turning the pages till the end in these heartwarming tales.  

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text 2014-08-14 16:51
Shy Heroes of Historical Romance
Nothing Else Matters (Harper Monogram) - Susan Sizemore
Simple Jess - Pamela Morsi
Always to Remember - Lorraine Heath
Touched by Fire - Kathleen O'Reilly
Bone Deep - Bonnie Dee
The Sum of All Kisses - Julia Quinn
The Way Home - Megan Chance
The Reluctant Cavalier - Karen Harbaugh
Rising Wind - Cindy Holby
Who Will Take This Man? - Jacquie D'Alessandro

I, at once, love themes and common character traits and at the same time grow weary of them.

 

A shy hero in Historical Romance seems just the thing to lift the clouds.

 

Here are some amazing Shy Heroes of Historical Romance!

 

1. Nothing Else Matters by Susan Sizemore 

 

In the turbulent twelfth century, politics and pressure from their fathers force French courtier Eleanor and English border knight Stian of Harelby into a marriage that neither wants. He sees her as a colorless mouse. To her, he is an uncouth barbarian. She searches desperately for a way to have the marriage annulled while trying to adjust to life in a cold northern fortress. Lured by an attraction to Eleanor's lovely sister, Stian tries to ignore his wife. But passion soon sparks between them, and with it a growing respect for each other. But when their newfound love is threatened by a war with the Scots that rouses Stian's most barbaric instincts, they must both fight to hold onto what truly matters—each other

 

2. Simple Jess by Pamela Morsi

 

Given an ultimatum by her interfering neighbors--to find a husband by Christmas or have one selected for her--reluctant widow Althea Winsloe searches for a possible mate and finds herself drawn to Simple Jess, a sweet and gentle man of less-than-average intelligence.


Proclaimed “a refreshing new voice in romance” by Jude Deveraux, award-winning author Pamela Morsi has charmed millions with her touching stories of simple pleasures and heartfelt romances. Her novels, including Garters, Wild Oats and Something Shady, have won her rave reviews and loyal fans. Now, she presents an endearing story about what can happen when love turns up in the most unlikely place…

The last thing widow Althea Winsloe wanted to do was remarry. Unfortunately, her meddlesome mountain neighbors had other plans. So, one autumn night they banded together and gave Althea a shocking ultimatum: She was to find herself a husband by Christmas…or the town would do it for her! Althea knew she had her choice of any single man in Marrying Stone, Arkansas. Yet the only one she felt truly comfortable with was Simple Jess. Sweet, gentle, Jess wasn’t as smart as your average man. But his tender manner stirred Althea’s heart in ways she had never dreamed possible.


It would take a miracle to find a husband in Marrying Stone. But sometimes miracles are right under your nose …

 

3. Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath 

 

Branded a traitor and imprisoned for refusing to fight for the Confederacy, Clayton Holland returns home to Cedar Grove, only to be spurned by the townspeople, except for vengeful Meg Warner, who finds her hatred and grief transformed by love.

 

4. Touched By Fire by Kathleen O'Reilly 

 

The hero from his childhood stories personifies the man Colin Wescott, Earl of Haverwood wants to be. As a spy for England, he believes that if he chases Napoleon’s dragons, the evil blood of his father will remain at bay. Afraid he is wrong, he won’t let anyone get close enough to find out. When Colin is forced to find a wife, he searches for the perfect candidate, a mild-mannered woman, not too fetching. A woman completely unlike the notorious Miss Sarah Banks, who has awakened the dragon inside him. 


When the twittering gossips pounce upon the rumors of the eligible Earl and the most notorious Miss Banks, he enters into a marriage of convince, a high-stakes battle of wills between the two. Sarah has thrown the dice, gambling that she can overcome the walls that Colin maintains around his heart, but can she? Or will the secret of Colin's heritage destroy them both?

 

5. Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee 

 

In the aftermath of WWII, widowed Sarah is dragged to a carnival by friends where she’s riveted by the unearthly gaze of the tattooed man in the freak show. When this sensitive soul hides in her hayloft after escaping imprisonment by the evil carnival owner, Sarah shelters Tom on her farm. Deeply drawn to the quiet yet powerfully magnetic man, Sarah fights her attraction while learning about his mysterious past and gentle nature. 

When a child goes missing, Tom uses his psychic gift to find her, but his assistance doesn’t stop the locals’ mistrust of such an exotic stranger. Small-town prejudice tears the lovers apart and a very real threat from the carnival owner endangers them both. Can Tom and Sarah rise above obstacles of fear and hatred to create the family both have always craved? 

 

6. The Reluctant Cavalier by Karen Harbaugh 

 

Three gentlemen are interested in Miss Annabella Smith—the proud Duke of Stratton, the libertine Sir Quentin Barnaby and the pleasant Mr. Wentworth with his passion for growing roses. When Annabella dances at a masked ball with a Cavalier, she loses her heart to him, but is unable to find out if he is one of the gentlemen interested in her—or someone else entirely.

 

7. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn

 

Sarah Pleinsworth can’t forgive Hugh Prentice for the duel he fought three years ago that nearly destroyed her family, sent her cousin fleeing, and left Hugh himself with a badly injured leg. That’s fine with Hugh, who can’t tolerate Sarah’s dramatic ways. But when the two are forced to spend a week together, they find that unexpected kisses, and mutual passion, may have the power to change both of their minds.

 

8. The Way Home by Megan Chance 

 

Eliza Beaudry was determined to leave Richmond and poverty behind, and if that meant trading a few kisses for her freedom, she was more than willing to do so. When handsome gambler Cole Wallace sauntered into town, she saw in him her savior. But Cole’s daydreams didn’t include the poor daughter of a sharecropper, no matter how pretty, and when he left Richmond, he left Eliza behind, penniless, and in a world of trouble.

With no other choices, Eliza turned to Cole’s shy brother Aaron. He was nothing like the man of her dreams, nor was his farm in the middle of a Texas nowhere. But there was something about him ... and suddenly Eliza found herself questioning the life she’d always wanted and wondering ... could her dreams change?

 

9. Rising Wind  by Cindy Holby 

 

Last of the Duncans, leaving behind the highlands for the New World at the tender age of ten, Connor Duncan quickly learned that only the fit and the fortunate survive. He was both, becoming a scout and an expert marksman...a man to be reckoned with. He knew his way through the backwoods as well as any Shawnee, but he was far less comfortable in the drawing rooms of Williamsburg. What was a rough-hewn frontiersman like he to do with a sheltered beauty like the governor's niece/ But there seemed to be no way to avoid the "Virgin-Widow", especially when she insisited on accompanying him on a dangerous mission through the wilderness to Fort Savannah. Neither capture, not torture, nor the violent birth pangs of a young nation could keep them apart or stop the founding of a brand new dynasty of Duncans.

 

10. Who Will Take This Man?  by Jacquie D'Alessandro 

 

Philip Whitmore, Viscount Greybourne, has been deserted at the altar, and Meredith Chilton-Grizedale, the Matchmaker of Mayfair, is ruined. This was the most anticipated wedding of the Season and would have secured her position. But now the word is out that the groom-to-be is cursed, making him the Most Unmarriageable Man in England. If Meredith is to have any hope of a future, she'll need to help him break this curse and marry him off. Unfortunately, the only woman he now wants is Meredith—the Most Unmarriageable Woman in England!

 

 

Please recommend your favorite! 

 

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