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CHALLENGING MOUNTAINS (SETTLERS BOOK 3)
by Tricia McGill (author)

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Posted: Oct 04, 2019


"There are parallels between settling the American West and expanding the Australian colonies after the penal colony was ended. People pushing back the edge of the frontier, traveling out into the dangerous unknown. Some for adventure, some for riches, some to find a place of their own. But it takes a special kind of brave, and a special level of independence and resourcefulness.
These characters had it in spades. Tim is bored with his government job. Jo wants out from under her uncle's thumb. And so they stock up on supplies and head out. Only problem is, Tim wasn't planning on taking Jo - he believes a rough trail is no place for a lady. But Jo is no wilting lady. She's spirited and smart and headstrong. What starts as friendship turns into a romance that is tested every step of the way, by both internal and external conflicts. Bad weather, dangerous wildlife, treacherous roads. Not everyone they meet is honorable. The Aboriginal populace is not happy about settler encroachment and defiling sacred lands.
There's something here for everyone. I really enjoyed this story, and had no difficulty following given I haven't read the first two books. I really liked the heroine Jo, even though her stubborness gets her in trouble when she doesn't listen to the voice of reason. I really liked Tim's patience and even-handedness. The pace flowed along through a great setting and interesting plot. The reader never gets bored!"

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Liam's Luck, Out Now!
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A Witch, A God, A Potion...oh My! Freeing The Beast - Erotic Paranormal - Romantic Comedy
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Broke Deep
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April Swings
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Are You Ready For A Breeches-ripper?
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The Spinning Wheel
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Winter Spice
Be careful what you wish for....
S&s
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New Regency Series Preorder - Only 99 Cents!
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Born Of Magic
Loving a wizard is never easy. The odd restlessness plaguing Master Wynnston disappears the moment he meets Zephara, a candidate to join the Twenty Wizards of Halstrid. It's unprecedented for a woman to join their hallowed ranks and if she fails the final tests all her memories will be removed, including her time with Wynn. He is her eternal-mate and for her there will be no other. Failure is not an option. Kephas' journey to find the long-lost Queen and Princess results in him finding a pet lizard and a woman his heart won't let him stray from. But is she the Princess full-grown? Theda is a shortened version of her name and her vague answers only raise more questions. One thing is certain, she was meant for him and despite his duty to the realm he won't leave her side. With Albain remaining a threat, Kephas must escort Theda into Halstrid and hope she doesn't try to run away once she realizes the truth of her birthright.
Free Book!
Carnal Twilight is now FREE at eXtasy Books. The gods smile upon a weary warrior… Brenn, a warrior, returning home from battle, rests by a tempting magical pool and meets a siren who changes his life forever.
The Bunny And The Billionaire
"Sweet, entertaining, funny, and totally fabulous." 5 stars ~ Rainbow Book Reviews Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo's world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life. As they make allowances for each other's foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance and they're not ready to say goodbye.
Exchange Of Power
Can an exchange of power lead to a happily ever after? Burned in the past by men who should have loved her, Lynette Winters is starting to give up on her happily ever after. She made a standing date with herself long ago. If by her thirty-fifth birthday she hasn't found the right man—one who will treat her as an equal and not the hired help—then she'll find a bar somewhere, toast the farewell of her girlish dreams, and fully embrace her life of solitude. After all, she has a great career, friends she enjoys, and the BDSM lifestyle, which keeps her firmly in control of the subs at the Vault. With her whip in one hand and her self-control in the other, she gets all the fulfillment a Domme needs. Even if she can't reach orgasm herself. Deacon Trisk and Blake Armstrong both noticed Lynette the first day she walked into the Vault. Working security for the club, they watch as she keeps others at arm's reach—including her subs—and they suspect this beautiful, little blonde Domme comes with a complicated past. Although Deacon and Blake aren't submissives, both men are ready to fall to their knees for a little attention from Mistress Lynette. And better yet, maybe they can convince her to let them take the lead. But when her past comes back to haunt her, Lynette refuses to give up her newfound control. Blake and Deacon will do anything to keep her safe. But when pleasure turns to danger, perhaps it's just too late for an exchange of power—even one that could give them more than they had ever dreamed...
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