Pre-Launch Giveaway: 8 Signed Paperbacks

I’ve compiled some of the best historical romance novels that I’ve recently read along with others from a recent Romance Writer’s of American convention into one romance novel paperback giveaway just in time for The Chief’s Maiden launch next month. To celebrate its September 14, 2017 release, enter to win one of eight historical romance novels.

 

If you aren’t the winner this time, no worries. Just keep your eye out here or on the Facebook page for another paperback giveaway coming later this month. And be sure to subscribe as a CM Insider for exclusive giveaways for members only. Good luck!

England and Scotland and Ireland…Oh My!

It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to visit the castles that I read and write about. A trip to the English and Scottish countryside, as a medieval romance author, was truly magical. Even more so since my family took a Disney Cruise around the British Isles ensuring the kiddos even enjoyed themselves on the ship after a long day of castle and history hunting.

Some of the highlights including standing with one foot in England and the other in Scotland in the very place where the Border Series takes place: Northumberland, England. We also visited the Scottish Highlands and the castle which inspired Kenshire Castle in The Thief’s Countess, Bamburg.

With only a brief stop in Dublin, I, unfortunately, did not have the opportunity to discover much of Ireland, and the cruise did not visit Wales, but our time in the English countryside including the inspiration for Hogwarts, Alnwick Castle, as well as some amazing towns such as one of my favorites, Salisbury, was truly a dream come true.

The video below hardly does such an amazing trip justice, but it’s a small taste of a most spectacular place on the planet that I hope to someday visit again.

 

Calling All Historical Romance Audiobook Lovers: The Ward’s Bride Audiobook

The prequel novella to the Border Series is now on audio! I’m excited to announce The Ward’s Bride, a prequel set 30 years before The Thief’s Countess along the Anglo-Scottish border, is now available on Audible. Narrated by the incomparable Benedict Waring, the audiobook is under $15 and a great way to jump into the series.

You can download The Ward’s Bride on audio at Amazon.com and enjoy listening to a sizzling medieval romance today! Listen to a sample and let me know what you think.

Border Series Book 3 Title & Blurb Reveal

This September, our first Scottish hero in the Border Series will meet his match in a book-smart but sheltered Englishwoman looking for love in the most unlikeliest of places. Travel to the Tournament of the North where English and Scottish knights battle for glory, love, and in same cases, their lives.

Without further ado, I give you Border Series Book 3 coming this Fall:

 

Is this the next story you expected?

 

Top 6 Medieval Romance Novels

A fan of medieval romance for more than twenty years, I’ve racked up quite a collection of paperbacks and ebooks. And while modern authors like Monica McCarty and Kathryn LeVeque have filled large shoes of those that came before them in terms of quenching the thirst of medieval romance readers like myself, I still sometimes return to my reading roots.

These are six of the best medieval romance books than I can happily read over and over again.

Are there any here you haven’t read? Head over to Amazon to try one out. Fair warning, these links are affiliates:

A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

The Prize by Julie Garwood

The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Defy Not the Heart by Johanna Lindsey

The Black Lyon by Jude Devereux

Which are your favorite “old-school” medieval or historical romance novels?

 

Finding New Romance Reads on BookBub {Video Tutorial}

Before becoming an author, I had not previously heard of BookBub. Now that I understand the power of a BookBub deal, I can see why it’s so popular! Their editors are extremely selective, so while there are many free book and sites with discounted romance novels out there, they typically offers high-quality books like the series starter I nabbed today, For the Love of Duke by Christi Caldwell.

New to BookBub? Here’s a quick tutorial on how to sign up including an extra fun tidbit. (Hint, you can follow authors like yours truly to get new release alerts!) What’s that? You’d love to follow me on BookBub? That’s great. Here’s the link. Shameless plug over, on to the video:

Multi-Author #SummerHRReads Giveaway

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Because some of us still love paperbacks, I’ve teamed up with seven other historical romance authors to bring readers a historical romance paperback giveaway which includes the brand new Border Series prequel novella paperback of The Ward’s Bride.

Click the image below to re-direct to the contest, and good luck!

The Lord’s Captive: An Enemies to Lovers Medieval Romance

From Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey to A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught, I’ve always loved a good enemies-to- lovers historical romance. When Bryce made an appearance in The Thief’s Countess, I knew immediately his story would be told next. And who better to help melt his icy demeanor than the sister of his greatest enemy?

Part of the appeal of this series to me as an author is exploring divided loyalties of real people in two soon to be warring nations. And while the 13th century was a relative time of peace between England and Scotland, along the border, peace was always tenuous. The idea of an English hero and Scottish heroine will be exactly reversed in the next book, but for the time being, I hope readers enjoy Bryce and Catrina’s story in The Lord’s Captive.

 

Pick up a copy of The Lord’s Captive on Amazon. And if you read in Kobo, Nook or iBook, grab the Kindle Reader to delve into this historical romance novel I very much hope you will enjoy! Of course, I’d love to hear from you. Just click any of my social buttons in the top right corner of this post and be sure to sign up as a CM Insider for additional Border Series scoop

Rounding Up Current Romance Giveaways

So many giveaways, so little time! The next book in the Border Series, The Lord’s Captive, is coming June 6th. To celebrate, there are a few active giveaways with more to come. The following list also includes group giveaways I am currently participating in as well.

The Lord’s Captive Paperbacks

The Lord’s Captive: Book Launch Giveaways

  • #1: Facebook-only contest
  • #2: Win a Historical Romance Bundle (Coming 6/1/17)
  • #3: Win a Border Series Bundle (Coming 6/4/17)

Group Giveaways


Sneak Peeks of Upcoming Giveaways

 

Facebook-exclusive signed paperback + book swag coming 5/30 at 8:00 pm.

 

Favorite Historicals Giveaway #2 coming 6/1/17.

 

The Lord’s Captive Giveaway #3 including a signed paperback, tee, tote & more!

  

Signed Paperback Giveaway on Goodreads

He captured her for revenge. She stole his heart in return.

If you’re on Goodreads, head on over and enter to win a signed copy of The Lord’s Captive, Border Series Book Two, up for grabs in a new giveaway that starts today. Available June 6, 2017 on Amazon, this second book in the Border Series follows the brother of our Thief’s Countess hero. If you’re a fan of the historical romance friends to lovers theme, The Lord’s Captive is the book for you. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Lord's Captive by Cecelia Mecca

The Lord’s Captive

by Cecelia Mecca

Giveaway ends June 05, 2017.

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