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Release Day! Jessica Cale Reinvents Cinderella in New #HistRom, The Long Way Home

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Friends!

I am so excited to announce that it's finally release day. The Long Way Home is out! For a full list of buy links (to be updated as they go live) and the Rafflecopter to win the 7" Kindle Fire I'm giving away this month, see below!

The Long Way Home took a lot of work to write and research, and I am proud to say that it's my favorite of the series so far. In this book, Alice Henshawe leaves Southwark and winds up becoming the inspiration for Charles Perrault's Cinderella (or Cendrillon) when she meets him at Versailles. How is such a thing possible?

I'm so glad you asked!

In want of a magic wand, Ysabeau, Chloe, and Marie-Clemence are forced to rely on surer methods to transform our humble barmaid into a legendary beauty: makeup and someone who knows how to put it on! In this new excerpt, we get a front-row seat to the intricacies of a 17th century makeover, egg whites and all.

Enjoy!


*** “You must relax or the crayon will leave creases and you’ll look like …

RWA Online Interviews Jessica Cale

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Hi everybody!

Only one more day until The Long Way Home is out! I'm so excited! Today I am posting a fun interview I did with my chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), RWA Online. There's more about them at the end of the interview if you'd like to check them out! 

Thanks! :) 
*** Interview with Jessica Cale
by Karen N. Jones

Jessica, would you tell us a little bit about The Long Way Home? 

The Long Way Home is a historical romantic comedy that takes place in the 1677 in the court of Louis XIV. It is a new take on Cinderella, but instead of living the story, the heroine inspires it. The author of the Cinderella story we are most familiar with, Charles Perrault, was in Versailles at this time and writing fairy tales. Alice Henshawe is an English barmaid who becomes employed as the Mistress of the Wardrobe for the Marquise de Harfleur. When her childhood crush, Jack Sharpe, comes looking for her, they find themselves in the middle of the scandal that would become the Affa…

Win A Kindle Fire with Jessica Cale's New Historical Romance, The Long Way Home

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It's almost here! With only one week to go until the release of The Long Way Home, I am kicking off my blog tour and announcing the opening of a very exciting giveaway. The Long Way Home is not just a name -- this book took me a very long time to write and research, and I am thrilled to be bringing it to you now. So far the reviews have been wonderful, and people are saying this is their favorite one of the whole series! I am so happy I could dance! To celebrate the release of the third installment of The Southwark Saga, I am doing two things:

1. I am hosting an epic, eight-hour Facebook party this Saturday with thirteen of my favorite authors from around the world. I hope you'll come! RSVP here

2. I am giving away a 7" Kindle Fire! You can enter to win at the bottom of this post. Good luck! 

I hope you're as excited as I am about release day! If you are, you can add The Long Way Home to your Goodreads TBR list here and pre-order it from Liquid Silver Books for 20% off…

Sweet on You: New Contemporary Romance by Marianne Rice

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Sweet on You
The Wilde Sisters #1
by Marianne Rice
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Limitless Publishing

An extravagant cake design brings small town baker Trent Kipson to fame…

After gaining social media exposure of his culinary art, Trent’s cake design goes viral. Soon he’s contacted by the Cooking Network to host a new show in California. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for the owner of a modest shop in Portland, Maine, and the financial freedom the network offers could be the answer to all of his monetary problems.

Fitness instructor Rayne Wilde wants the life every small-town girl dreams of…

Rayne wishes for a future full of romance and the pitter-patter of little feet. She wants it all, including a white picket fence and a dog named Spot—which is exactly why she refuses to sleep with Trent, the sexy man who attends her Zumba classes. After a series of dead-end relationships, this time she really is in love. Trent is special, and the fear of letting him slip through her fingers keeps he…

Seduction in Seville: Thrilling New Romantic Suspense by Olivia Night

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Seduction in Seville 
The Men of FTI, Book #2
By Olivia Night
Out Now 

In a hospital in Seville, Spain, Patrick Kane lies in a coma. Ambushed and shot while protecting someone important to him, he fights to survive.

She never thought she would see him again. Patrick, the man who’d brought her back.

Eight years ago, Patrick Kane, a joint partner in Fairlane Trade International, descended into a basement of horrors. That horrible day he rescued many women, but one he would always remember. Her beautiful doe eyes filled his dreams and haunted his nightmares.

Madison Lockwood, a nurse, has struggled to put her past behind her, trying to forget the time she spent in captivity. But she recognizes the man who rescued her and brought her out of that terrifying reality. She owes him her life. Patrick is gravely injured, and Madison vows to see him through.

When Patrick opens his eyes, he instantly knows that he made a mistake leaving Madison after freeing her from the clutches of a human trafficking r…

Scandal at Vauxhall: New Erotic Regency Novella by Layna Pimentel

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Scandal at Vauxhall 
by Layna Pimentel
Pleasure Garden Follies, Book 1
Erotic Historical Romance Novella
Out Now

Full of mystery, gambling, and a love story for the ages, this Regency romance is a wonderful addition to your historical romance library. Find out why scandal has never been sweeter, even when society dictates otherwise!
The love and happiness Isabel Salisbury expected in life when she accepted the proposal of the Marquess of Stoughton takes an unexpected turn, when he leaves on a mission for the war office. She is married off to the Duke of Brimley.

Nathaniel Thompson, the Marquess of Stoughton, is devastated to learn upon his return that Isabel has married the duke. When news of her husband’s death surfaces, Nathaniel sets out to make amends and will stop at nothing until she’s his marchioness.

But when London learns of a promiscuous tryst between them in the Daily, their credibility is at stake. They soon discover that nothing in life is simple, nor private, and all is fair in …