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Saturday, December 23, 2017

💕 Holland Rae Author Spotlight & Calendar Giveaway 💕

Meet Holland Rae, writer of steamy historical romances!
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Lady Charlotte Talbot hasn’t seen Armand Rajaram de Bourbon, her oldest childhood friend and once betrothed, since his family returned to India when she was fifteen. Since then, she has left a groom at the altar, changed her name to Catalina Sol, opened a house for unwed mothers and orphans, and captained a ship, the Liberté, crewed by the best fighters in the Spanish Main. She’s no longer the lady he left behind, not that she’d admit to wishing he’d return.

When Armand’s brother is kidnapped, he breaks his rule of never engaging with pirates. But desperation drives him to the Liberté and a life he thought he’d left far behind. He’d do anything to save Henri, but Armand never expected to find Charlotte here, and now that’s he’s found her, he doesn’t have a clue what to do about it.

Together, they must face kidnapping, pirate captains, blackmail, and themselves. The Liberté may sail thousands of miles from the shores of England, but that might not be far enough to escape the past.
This book is quite the adventure!

I was intrigued with the idea of a female pirate captain. I was honestly concerned that Catalina was going to be written extremely way too "I am woman, hear me roar," as so many other heroines are anymore.

But Catalina was AWESOME. She was written almost like a female version of Robin Hood, complete with a very selfless nature and badass fighting skills. For all that she was amazing, she had her vulnerable parts, namely Armand.

Armand was the PERFECT match for Catalina. He understood and accepted that she was the captain and this was HER show. But, he also made sure he was there to protect her in case she needed it. Which she did. But no spoilers here :)

This book was very well-written and the descriptions were fantastic. I see Holland has written other pirate adventures, and I an ECSTATIC to read them all!

(I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)


Six years ago, Alexander Wellesley, Duke of Fife, rescued stowaway Lady Mary Clementina Phillipa, as she fled upon a ship bound for the Americas. Their easy friendship changed, however, when she slipped into his chambers and asked him to make her a woman. Alexander agrees, but he will only satisfy her desire on the day when she can best him at chess.

Six years have passed, years in which she has become Marianna DuPonte, the reigning pirate queen of the sea. Now she has returned to salvage her pride.


Previously published (2015) Amazon. Since the passing of her estranged husband, Lady Amalie Bronwyn has been living at the Dacre Estate, a place with a reputation as the most debauched house in all of England. Albeit reformed, since Lady Amalie’s cousin Mary became engaged to the estate’s notorious owner, Lord Arlington, Dacre is where she fits in perfectly. After all, her own reputation is a fair bit more colorful than most, boasting of public dalliances and seductions that have turned society on its head, and Lady Amalie likes that just fine. She prefers her independence and freedom to the strictures of marriage and domestic responsibility. But a single letter from her father and the life she has been enjoying crashes to an end--her fiancé is coming home.

After a routine navy training exercise turns into a bloody battle between soldiers and pirates, Captain Malcolm Temple-Blackwood, Lord of Huntley, is sent on a mandatory holiday to cool his heels in the throes of domestic bliss. He knows nothing about the woman his father arranged for him to wed, but his orders are clear--unless he can make a convincing performance of his matrimonial rapture, he’ll never step foot on a ship again. What he needs is a quiet, well-behaved, sweet wife, someone who will help him to regain his position in the navy. What he gets is something else entirely.


Previously published (2013)

When Lady Mary Elizabeth Anne Paramour runs away from an unhappy engagement, her options are limited. Soon, she finds herself at the doorstep of a favored cousin’s temporary home, the estate of the most debauched lord known to the aristocracy, Nathaniel Arlington. The charming and handsome Lord Arlington’s perpetual house party is infamous across England, and fodder for instant disownment if Mary’s prudish mother, Countess Helena, ever finds out where she is.

But Mary, with a rebellious streak of her own that led to a lifelong interest in fencing, comes to realize that maybe not everything is as it seems. Over late-night sword fighting and whiskey, she begins to develop an unlikely friendship with the lord, who might just have more behind the rakish façade than he lets most people believe. But just as Mary thinks their unusual friendship might turn to more, she finds herself facing the unexpected, something that might just ruin her chance at happiness forever.


For the past six years, Boston crime reporter Sarina Mason has shared an amiable, if somewhat flirtatious relationship with sexy-as-sin city detective Kit Holden. But three months ago, after an attack on the precinct which involved Kit shielding her body with his own, Sarina knew that their professional working friendship was developing into something more, something dangerous for both of their hard-earned careers, so she turned tail, avoiding the precinct and the handsome, distracting detective inside.

When a copycat serial killer hits the city sideways, however, Sarina knows she has to get the story, and with it, see Kit again. What starts as the news story of her career, soon becomes more personal as Sarina discovers an important clue, effectively making herself the killer’s next target. Kit has sworn he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe, but as she gets mixed up in history, danger, and her own wild emotions, Sarina knows that her relationship with Kit will be forever changed, if she gets out alive.

Holland Rae is the author of several works of erotic and romantic fiction in both the contemporary and historical genres, and enjoys pushing the limits of freedom, feminism, and fun in her stories. She has been an avid writer for many years, and recently moved back to her home state of New Jersey from Boston, after completing her education in journalism and creative writing.

In her free time, she loves to travel, and spent a semester abroad living in a 14th century castle in the Netherlands. When not exploring the world, she likes dreaming up stories, eating spicy food, driving fast cars, and talking to strangers.


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