HISTORICAL ROMANCE...WITH FEELING!
TERRIFIC TITLES FROM TALENTED AUTHOR EMMA LANG
MATTHEW: Circle Eight by Emma Lang
It is a vast spread in the eastern wilds of the newly independent Republic of Texas, the ranch their parents fought for…and died for. To the eight Graham siblings, no matter how much hard work or hard love it takes, life is unthinkable without…
In the wake of his parents’ murder, Matthew Graham must take the reins at the Circle Eight. He also needs to find a wife in just thirty days, or risk losing it all. Plain but practical, Hannah Foley seems the perfect bride for him…until after the wedding night. Their marriage may make all the sense in the world, but neither one anticipates the jealousies that will result, the treacherous danger they’re walking into, or the wildfire of attraction that will sweep over them, changing their lives forever…
When his parents are murdered and his youngest brother is kidnapped, Matthew Graham, the hero of "Matthew" by Emma Lang, becomes responsible for his remaining six brothers and sisters. At the age of twenty five, he is the oldest, and he becomes a "patriarch" and must care for his family and see to the running of their ranch. The Graham siblings fuss and fight like most families do, but they all agree that Matt must apply for the land grant that their father had coveted in order to increase their land holdings and secure their futures. When Matt goes to apply for the grant, he is stunned to learn that the grant is for married couples with children. He has the children, and he makes up a wife named "Hannah", which gives him thirty days to come back with his wife to sign the paperwork. Grieving for his parents, and determined to find out what happened to his baby brother, Matt must now also contemplate becoming a married man. He just has to find a bride named "Hannah"! Fate takes a hand, and in a chance meeting at the local mercantile, Matt meets a woman to whom he feels an immediate spark of attraction. After she leaves the store, he learns that her name is Hannah Foley, and he knows he must follow her and also follow his inner voice. Hannah is equally shaken by her encounter with Matt, and then she is shocked when he immediately shows up at the boarding house she runs with her grandmother. Without wasting words or time, Matt explains his situation to Hannah and proposes marriage. Hannah is tall, curvy, "plain and practical", and she never dreamed that a gorgeous cowboy would ask for her hand in marriage. She agrees to his plan, and they marry and take her grandmother along with them back to the ranch. Hannah's welcome is a mixed bag of reactions, with Matt's oldest sister, Olivia, expressing open hostility. Finding hidden strengths that she never suspected in herself, Hannah determines to fit in with her new family. Her husband is at turns kind and gruff, often leaving her hurt and confused. The passion between them is the one clear thing in their marriage. Matt comes to admire his wife more and more, and he also begins to see her as a lovely woman. He is afraid to give her his heart because he does not want to lose control over his life. The evil that killed his parents and stole his brother returns to threaten the Grahams, and an attack on Hannah frightens Matt into considering how he really feels about his wife. Texas Ranger Brody Armstrong advises Matt that other ranches were violated in the same manner, with more deaths and kidnappings that are under investigation. Matt and Hannah must find a way to protect their family and nurture their young marriage. Both characters have some growing up to do, and some important self-realizations to discover. Emma Lang has written an involving historical western romance featuring men and women who are rough around the edges, as vivid and exciting as the land and the times. This is a love story with heart and grit, and I look forward to the next book in the series, "Brody", which will feature Matt's sister Olivia and Texas Ranger Brody Armstrong. Olivia is a strong-willed character, and Brody is restless and quietly elusive. Their story is bound to be another great "sparks fly" romance from talented storyteller Emma Lang!
Review Copy Gratis Kensington Books
BRODY: Circle Eight by Emma Lang
A year after their family was brutally torn apart, the Graham siblings begin to put their lives back together at their ranch in East Texas. With their parents gone, their bonds will truly be tested…
Olivia Graham has worked hard to take care of her younger brothers and sisters at the Circle Eight Ranch. But their family circle was broken when their young brother Benjy disappeared. She can’t shake the feeling that he must be out there, somewhere. Brody Armstrong, a handsome but rough-around-the-edges Texas Ranger, has been working on their case for months, and now he has a promising lead. As Liv follows him across the rugged Texas landscape and into Mexico, she’ll begin to find the answers she needs—as Brody finds a passion he didn’t know he wanted…
"The Circle Eight" historical western romance series continues with Book Two, "Brody" by Emma Lang. Hotter than a habanero, and a thrill-a-minute action adventure to boot, "Brody" is a very intense romance read. We were first introduced to the characters of Brody Armstrong and Olivia Graham in "Matthew", Book One in the series. Brody is a hard-edged, tougher-than-nails Texas Ranger. Olivia met Brody when he began investigating the murders of her parents and the kidnapping of her youngest brother, Benjy. Being the oldest sister in the Graham family, Olivia is very protective and managerial toward her siblings. Naturally strong-willed and keenly intelligent, Olivia is unlike any woman Brody has ever met, and she turns him upside down and inside out. He has a similar effect on her, and the sparks between them are fiery and passionate. When Brody uncovers a clue to Benjy's disappearance, he goes to the Graham ranch to speak with the oldest brother, Matt. Since Matt and the other Graham brothers are away at the time, Olivia demands to be informed of Brody's findings. Determined to follow Brody in his search for Benjy, Olivia persists in pursuing the reluctant ranger until she wears him down and he takes her along in the investigation. These two are more than match for each other, and they bluff, bicker, and bluster their way through one adventure after another in their quest to bring down the evil gang that murdered the Grahams and stole little Benjy. The more they fight and finagle, the more the attraction between them grows, and soon their hearts become involved. Each of them has personal issues which cause them to think they are not worthy of being loved and having a lasting relationship, and neither is sure that they could have a future together. As the investigation intensifies, and Brody and Olivia are pulled deeper and deeper into a world of danger, can love find its way? Can the pervasive and powerful evil which killed families like the Grahams and stole away little children to be sold for hideous purposes finally be stopped? Will the youngest Graham return to the Circle Eight? Author Emma Lang is sure to captivate fans of historical western romance who love "heat with heart"!
Review Copy Gratis Kensington Books
RUTHLESS HEART by Emma Lang
He led her astray, and she never wanted to go back…
Sheltered all her life, Eliza Hunter never imagined herself alone in the vast Utah plains, much less trailing a mysterious, rugged man hired to hunt down her beautiful younger sister. Unable to reveal the truth about her pursuit of him, Eliza plays student to his teacher, transforming herself in the process. And when she finds herself sharing the warmth of Grady’s campfire, wrapped in his arms, hypnotized by his power, soon she is a naïve spinster no more…
Grady Wolfe is more than a loner, he’s a man forever on the run. With a body and soul finely honed from living off the land, Grady knows he should leave the irresistible woman alone, but she stirs something in him he hasn’t felt before. Now he’s lost in the woods for the first time in his life—with a dangerous job to do. And no one—not even the luscious Eliza—is going to stop him…
“This is a beautifully written, solid and thoughtful historical.” --Diane Whiteside, national bestselling author
"Emma Lang is always on my must-read list." —Cynthia Eden
“A hot, raw western romance.” —New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin
RESTLESS HEART by Emma Lang
He craved her like the earth craved the rain…
Sam Carver had the kind of body that turned a woman’s head, and the kind of eyes that had seen more than his share of trouble. But he couldn’t get enough of the mysterious, ethereal beauty who had showed up in his little Wyoming town, working at the Blue Plate, keeping to herself.
He knew Angeline Hunter was running scared, pursued by a fanatic who threatened her life. But no matter what it took, Sam would convince his angel to put her trust in him, to put the painful past behind her and learn just how pleasurable the present could be….
“A sweet and sensual Western in which the heroine discovers her inner strength with the help of a delightfully sexy hero.” —Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author
“With a fresh voice and engaging characters, Emma Lang’s Restless Heart kept me reading late into the night.” —Tina Leonard, bestselling author
“A sweet and sensual Western…a delightfully sexy hero.” —Angela Knight on Restless Heart
Emma Lang lives just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in New York, she holds a B.F.A. in writing from New York University. (also writing as Beth Williamson http://www.bethwilliamson.com/ )
Beth Williamson, who also writes as Emma Lang, is an award-winning, bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her books range from sensual to scorching hot. She is a Career Achievement Award Nominee in Erotic Romance by Romantic Times Magazine, in both 2009 and 2010. Beth has always been a dreamer, never able to escape her imagination. It led her to the craft of writing romance novels. She’s passionate about purple, books, and her family. She has a weakness for shoes and purses, as well as bookstores. Her path in life has taken several right turns, but she’s been with the man of her dreams for more than 20 years. Beth works full-time and writes romance novels evening, weekends, early mornings and whenever there is a break in the madness. She is compassionate, funny, a bit reserved at times, tenacious and a little quirky. Her cowboys and western romances speak of a bygone era, bringing her readers to an age where men were honest, hard and packing heat. For a change of pace, she also dives into some smokin’ hot contemporaries, bringing you heat, romance and snappy dialogue. Life might be chaotic, as life usually is, but Beth always keeps a smile on her face, a song in her heart, and a cowboy on her mind. ;) http://www.bethwilliamson.com/
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