Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 24 #CountDownToChristmas

I couldn’t resist reblogging this, from the very lovely Frankie at Chicks, Rogues and Scandals! Thank you for your unfailing support, Frankie – and Merry Christmas 🙂

Chicks,Rogues and Scandals

Hello, my little festive shiny stars!!

We are nearly there, only one more sleep to go. Thank you all for joining me as I counted down the days to Christmas, I do hope you have all enjoyed my own unique take on the Christmas Advent Calendar, I have had so much fun putting these posts together….the research I have done for you all, scrolling through images of ‘Hottie’s’ to find the perfect one for each post, it has been a tough job 😉 I hope, I have made you all smile and introduced you to some brilliant authors and their books. Today’s is a little different, it is Christmas Eve after all so I had to have something special. So what is beyond the penultimate Advent Calendar door?

Go on then, have a look.

On the twenty-fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with…

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Mary and the Marquis – Janice Preston

Mary and the Marquis – Janice Preston

A recent review of my debut novel, Mary and the Marquis – published five years ago this month! I’m so relieved that Rose enjoyed it!

Rose is Reading

Mary and the Marquis

Janice Preston

Lucas Alastair, Marquis of Rothley/Mary Vale

maryandthemarquis-jpPublished: August 1, 2014

My Rating:  5/5 Stars5 star


When destitute widow Mary Vale aids an injured man on the road, she is shocked to discover that he is the reclusive Lucas Alastair, Marquis of Rothley! She’s intrigued by the dark marquis, but when she offers to nurse him back to health in return for shelter, he proves a difficult patient!

Lucas hides some deep emotion beneath his brusque manner, and a stolen kiss leaves her longing for more…. Able to help mend his physical injuries, can Mary heal the wounds of his painful past?


Mary and the Marquis is author Janice Preston’s debut novel. I’m a big fan of Ms. Preston’s work and decided to read the few books from her backlist that I’ve yet to read. This was a fabulous debut and a…

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Excerpt from Daring to Love the Duke’s Heir by Janice Preston

An exclusive excerpt from Daring to Love the Duke’s Heir, reblogged from Morton S Gray – Author

Morton S. Gray - Author

I am delighted to feature an excerpt this week from Janice Preston‘s latest release Daring to Love the Duke’s Heir.

This scene takes place backstage at the Sans Pareil Theatre (now the Adephi Theatre), on the Strand in London –

Dominic entered the backstage area and immediately spied a cloaked and hooded figure lurking in a doorway up ahead. He adjusted his grip on his ebony cane, which handily concealed a sword, but the figure did not move as he passed. He’d taken two steps past before the scent of roses reached him, sending the hair on the back of his neck on end. He pivoted round to face…Miss Liberty Lovejoy.

Liberty gasped as a vice-like grip encircled her upper arm. The thick wool of the cloak she wore did little to disguise the strength in those fingers. Heart pumping with fear, she raised her eyes to her assailant…

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An insight into The Lochmore Legacy (first book available now)!!

An insight from me, Lara, Elisabeth and Nicole on writing the Lochmore Legacy series!

Amanda Writes

Thank you so much, Amanda, for inviting me onto your blog to tell your readers a little about The Lochmore Legacy – a series of four linked but standalone Highland romances set in different historical time periods.

When Mills and Boon asked me to write a Victorian set romance as the first book of The Lochmore Legacy I was torn between excitement and nerves: excitement because I loved the premise of the series, and nerves because of the responsibility of writing that first book; excitement at the prospect of tackling a new-to-me historical period (I usually write Regencies), and nerves for the exact same reason; excitement when I learned my fellow authors would be Lara Temple, Elisabeth Hobbes and Nicole Locke, and nerves because, well, how much worse would it be if I let down such good friends? But I said yes. I promised myself when I first became a…

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His Convenient Highland Wedding – Janice Preston #LochmoreLegacy

The early reviews for His Convenient Highland Wedding are fantastic! Here is one of them, from Books and Wine Gums.

Books and Wine Gums

9781474088886When I first heard about the new Mills and Boon continuity series, a set of four novels working their way back through time to tell the story of two warring Scottish clans, I was fascinated by the idea. Each written by a different author, the stories making up The Lochmore Legacy work back from the Victorian period to Medieval Scotland, focusing on sets of key relationships as the overall narrative unfolds. At the heart of the quartet is a mystery, established in Preston’s novel when Flora McCrieff discovers a skeleton hidden in an abandoned turret of her ancestral home. In amongst the bones is a brooch, an object which exerts a strange hold over the young girl. ‘The surface was decorated with a plant she recognises – a thrift, with its tuft of leaves and its distinctive flowers aloft on slender stems. Two swords crossed at the centre in an…

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Here is my interview with Janice Preston

And an update on The Book Thief – I loved it! (You’ll have to read the interview to understand that one lol)


Name  Janice Preston

Age  Much older than I feel, which is another way of saying I can be very immature!

Where are you from

I was born in London and grew up in Wembley. At 18 I decided I wanted to work with animals so I took myself off to Devon to do 6 months practical experience on a dairy farm before going to agricultural college. I never did get to college. I met my first husband, a dairy farmer and that was it! We had two children, a boy and a girl, who are both now adult. My son is married, with a son of his own and another baby on the way, which I’m thrilled about. I now live with my second husband in the West Midlands, and through him I have acquired a stepson and a stepdaughter.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Cinderella and the…

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