Blog Blitz for Hot Winter Nights boxset
A Racy Regency Christmas Collection
For 8 days I’m introducing each book in this collection.
Today highlights Secluded With My Hellion by Dawn Brower
Review and Excerpt included
Secluded with My Hellion by Dawn Brower
In the midst of the blizzard, Gavin Barrington, the Earl of Havenwood, and Lady Odessa Lynwood must overcome the earl’s worst fears and figure out if their love can conquer the challenges they must face.
“If you don’t want to be with me, I can’t force you.”
Gavin believes in and is terrified of his family curse. Odessa had always owned his heart but he is determined to keep her at a distance so that she will not be harmed. Odessa sets out to confront him once and for all and believes “A kiss would bring her everything she’d been hoping for.” A quick read as two meant to be, overcome the challenges to be together.
Here is an excerpt from Secluded with My Hellion:
With a sigh, she headed to the door of the cabin and stared at the pile of snow blocking it. Maybe she could start removing it before Gavin returned. The sooner they were inside, the sooner they could find shelter from the storm. She prayed there was a way to light a fire in the hearth. The cold had already seeped into her bones. A broken branch lay near the steps. She picked it up and started to move the snow out of the way. It was a tedious process and sweat started to furrow on her brow. At least she was finding some warmth in it.
“Good job,” Gavin said. His husky voice filled her ear and made her shiver from the inside out. He stood directly behind her, his body encasing her in warmth and blocking her from the unforgiving wind. “Give me the branch and I’ll finish.”
She handed it over to him reluctantly and waited as he cleaned the rest of the snow from the entrance. He was a handsome sight to behold on any given day, but something about watching him work made her belly flutter. His arms bulged against his jacket and his breeches seemed to hug his thighs tighter. Maybe it was her imagination, but every inch of him appeared larger. She shook her head to clear the thoughts away.
Finally, he brushed the last bit of snow off the front step and yanked the door open. He gestured toward her to enter. “After you,” he said. She slowly entered the dark cabin, almost afraid to see what lay inside. Gavin came up directly behind her, closing the door behind him. His hot breath brushed across her ear. “You can go farther in.”
His heat enveloped her, and she had no desire to go any farther than where she was. She wanted to lean back against him and marvel in every inch of him. The need to beg him to kiss her almost overtook her. Her cheeks warmed at the idea of his lips pressed against hers. How had she gone this long without feeling that wonderful sensation again? The one moment she’d kissed him, it had been so chaste and over before the blink of an eye.
“I can’t see anything,” she said.
He exhaled. “Walk a little more inside so I can move past you. I need to start a fire or we’ll both freeze.”
She did as he told her to do, and he quickly moved past her. With his heat no longer warming her, shivers wracked her body. The sweat on her brow made her skin clammy and cold. The sooner that fire was started, the better off she’d be. She wanted to urge him to move faster, but it was futile. He couldn’t make the fire blaze any faster because she wanted it to. She’d have to wait even if it irritated her.
“Please hurry,” she couldn’t help the words. Her teeth chattered hard. “So co-cold.”
“Your clothes are probably soaked through,” he said. “You’re going to have to remove your dress and hang it up to dry.”
Surely he didn’t suggest… “That’s indecent,” she gasped the words out. “I can’t undress.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A bestselling and award winning author, DAWN BROWER writes both historical and contemporary romance. There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet. Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She is a single mother of two teenage boys; there is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby and she loves all genres. For more information about upcoming releases or to contact Dawn Brower go to her website: authordawnbrower.com
Hot Winter Nights – boxset
A Racy Regency Christmas Collection
Brook Ridge Press (October 3, 2017)
This fabulous collection features eight sexy new tales of Regency era Christmastide romance by beloved authors Tammy Andresen, Amy Rose Bennett, Heather Boyd, Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Nina Mason, Christina McKnight, and Lauren Smith. Here’s a list of the never-before-published novellas in HOT WINTER NIGHTS:
Taming a Christmas Wallflower by Tammy Andresen It started as a bet. Will Maddox simply needed to kiss the Duke’s daughter, a bluestocking and a wallflower. But the more time he spends with Lady Amelia Chase, the more he realizes he wants so much more.
An Improper Christmas by Amy Rose Bennett Attempting to mend a broken heart by indulging in an affair with a rakehell would not be the wisest course of action for a young lady of the ton. But when Miss Lily Godwin has a chance encounter with the mischievous Lord Nash at a Yuletide house party, she is sorely tempted to throw all dictates of decorum out the window. After all, it’s Christmas.
The Duke and I by Heather Boyd The Duke of Stapleton abhors Christmas nonsense, but could a kiss exchanged under mistletoe with his daughter’s shy companion alter his opinion of the season?
Secluded with My Hellion by Dawn Brower In the midst of the blizzard, Gavin Barrington, the Earl of Havenwood, and Lady Odessa Lynwood must overcome the earl’s worst fears and figure out if their love can conquer the challenges they must face.
Her Perfect Rogue by Amanda Mariel When Julia Honeyfield is sent away to a brothel, she runs away…only to find herself in the Duke of Selkirk’s arms. Dare she trust him to protect her?
The Twelve Nights of Christmas by Nina Mason Rollo Gillingham has only twelve nights to win back Penelope Pembroke, the woman he left with his promise to return ten years before. Come Christmas Day, which will she choose–the man she loves or the man her parents want her to marry?
Bedded Under a Christmastide Moon by Christina McKnight Brigham Clarke,Viscount Whitmore, has endlessly championed those less fortunate than himself by introducing social reform bills in London…all while his wife, Melloria, remains alone in Hertfordshire. When Brigham arrives for the Christmastide holiday, Melloria has only one thing on her mind–the seduction of her husband!
The Rogue’s Seduction by Lauren Smith London’s favorite lady seeks the help and protection of London’s most wicked devil to escape one marriage, only to fall into another.