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Monday, June 29, 2009

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If you're like me, you love finding a great romance novel to read. That's why I've dedicated this blog to finding and posting the best romance novels published by The Wild Rose Press. Each book has received 5 star reviews from official review sites. Please peruse the older postings to learn more about these fabulous titles! Also, look forward to a special treat on July 9, when I will post the best of the best from The Wild Rose Press! Each book has received three (or more!) 5 star reviews.

Today I'm posting about my own historical romance, The Commander's Desire. It has received a number of rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. To win a pdf copy of this book, just leave a comment today. The winner will be posted tomorrow, by 11 a.m. PST.



Travel on a journey of romance into medieval Scotland...

The Commander’s Desire takes place in 715 A.D. in Galwyddel, which is modern day southern Scotland. The 6th to 8th centuries were a time when many small Briton kingdoms warred for preeminence in this area, although Northumbria, a giant power to the east, ruled them from afar. In this book, Elwytha's kingdom and the Commander's land have been at war for almost a century, and distrust of the enemy has been bred deep into her soul. Against this backdrop of war and intrigue, I've written The Commander's Desire.

Back Cover Blurb

Princess Elwytha wants revenge on the monster who murdered her brother. In a false exchange for peace, she offers herself in marriage to the enemy Prince. The plan? Kill the Prince's battle-scarred Commander -- the man who ended King Thor's life with one filthy sword thrust through the back. To her horror, the Commander agrees to take Elwytha as his bride. Worse, the wedding date will be sooner than expected. Not all is lost, however. Now she has more opportunity to be alone with him--and exact justice.

But the deed is not so easy now. Fighting her innate sense of honor, she begins to see the ironclad integrity of the man behind the scars. And with this knowledge comes doubt. Did he slay her brother? What exactly is the new king's plan? Whom can she trust? Elwytha must decide well, for more than her life is at stake. Soon she must betray either allegiance to her kingdom--or the man who is quickly claiming her heart.

Excerpt

“Give me your blades,” The Commander growled down at her.

Fear pounded in Elwytha's chest, and she licked her dry lips. “You found no blades when you pawed through my clothes. The maid found none on my person. Perhaps that is because I have none.”

"I don’t trust you.”

She smiled. As well you shouldn’t. However, she said, “How can we have a marriage with no trust?”

“Come with me.” He forced her toward the door. “You will not return to this room.”

“But my clothes!”

“You will have new clothes. Clothes with no holes for pockets. Clothes that provide no access to the blade at your thigh.”

“Nonsense.” Unthinking, she struggled and then, to her consternation, he picked her up and tossed her over his shoulder. She cried out in fear and horrified humiliation. “Put me down!” She pounded on his broad back. “Put me down, you monstrous serf!”

He strode, silent, through the halls. She squeezed her eyes shut, unwilling to see the others witnessing her humiliation. “Put me down. Put me down at once!” she gasped. She bit her lip, trying to stop the weak tears of a woman, not a warrior. She sniffed and finally stopped struggling, and hung down his back. His belt about his jerkin was within reach. If only she could loose it, she could cinch it around his massive neck!

“Where are you taking me?” she demanded, voice muffled. Perhaps if she pretended submission he would return her to her feet. And if she found a dagger, she’d gladly plunge it through his heart.

“To my chambers.”

“Nay!” she gasped out, and struggled in earnest then. “I have decided you are unacceptable to me. You have none of the finer qualities I require in a husband!”

Reviews:

Top Pick
Romance Reader at Heart

“Ms. Green’s portrayal of the Commander was refreshing. He was kind and caring without being wimpy, and it takes a talented author to bring that out in a character without losing the effect of being a strong alpha warrior while keeping the reader's interest at the same time....THE COMMANDER'S DESIRE is definitely a keeper.” – Sheila Smith, Romance Reader at Heart …full review

Five Cupids
Cupid's Library Reviews

“A very nice play on my favorite Beauty And The Beast theme, THE COMMANDER'S DESIRE pairs a beautiful warrior-princess with an ugly giant who is a gentle dear underneath all that muscle. It is a touching and wonderful tale.” – Stephie, Cupid’s Library Reviews …full review

Five Stars
WRDF Reviews

“The Commander’s Desire is a historical novel that reaches you deep down to your soul….Simply stated, I loved this book. No matter what genre you read or what heat level you enjoy, you will be enthralled with The Commander’s Desire.” – Cindy K. Green, WRDF Reviews …full review
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15 comments:

Skhye said...

There's nothing like a historical with a sneaky heroine. :) Great excerpt! I still LOVE that cover. Have a fabulous week.

Tricia Schneider said...

That sounds like a great story! And the cover is gorgeous!

P.L. Parker said...

Love the blog/blurb. Have to add that one to my "want to read" list.

Have a good day.

Patsy
P. L. Parker

Karen H in NC said...

Love the cover and the excerpt sounds very good!

Lauri said...

Great excerpt, and congrats on the great reviews!

Also, thanks for your wonderful blog all year round!

Wendi Zwaduk said...

Great excerpt. I love a woman who's not afriad to stand up for herself and a man who'll steal her heart.

Added you to my follow list!

Wendi

Jennette Green said...

Skhye, Tricia, Patsy, Karen, Lauri, and Wendy...

Thank you so much for your kind comments! :)

Have a wonderful day!

~ Jennette

Hywela Lyn said...

I love that cover too! Congratulations on your wonderful reviews and all you do to support other writers!

Tanya Hanson said...

Lovely cover! And wow, such fnatastic reviews. Here's good wishes for many, many more! (both covers and reviews LOL)

~Tanya
www.tanyahanson.com

Christine Clemetson said...

Jennette...the excerpt is great! Congrats on the story!

Penny Rader said...

Wow, great excerpt and fabulous cover! I definitely want to read this story.

Betty Hanawa said...

Intriguing excerpt. It's been a while since I've read a historical. I'll have to put this one on my to-buy list.

Jennette Green said...

Lyn, Tanya, Christine, Penny and Betty...

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, and for your encouraging comments! :) I'll be putting everyone's name in a basket, and drawing the winner tomorrow morning.

Have a great evening, and God bless! :)

Babyblue22 said...

Great Excerpt!!
Don't enter me into the draw I already have The Commander's Desire.
And I Absolutely loved it!!!
If you haven't read it you should definitely pick this one up.

~Afshan

Jennette Green said...

Thank you so much, Afshan! I'm so glad you liked The Commander's Desire. :) Thank you so much for your encouraging words.

I hope you have a wonderful week! :)

Jennette

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