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By Heather Hiestand

Thoughts of summer bring thoughts of beach books, or in my case, porch books. I like nothing more in the summer than to sit outside on my porch swing in the evening, when it is cooler outside than in, and read a book. Usually my husband and son are inside watching television with the air conditioning blasting, so I am actually alone for a change.

heather Outlander-TV-cover (2)Since I can concentrate completely when I am reading, I tend to want to read something more substantial than usual, such as a longer book, or work through a series. This summer is probably the summer of the Outlander series for me. I read the first four books in Diana Gabaldon’s series back in the 1990s when they first came out, then never got back to it. Now I’ve got all of the books downloaded to my Kindle and I’m on book two already, rediscovering the many delights of Jamie Fraser.

If you are looking for a new series for summer’s long, lazy evenings, I have one for you! I’m working on book six in my Victorian-set historical series, and books one, two and three are available now, with books four and five out in September and October. Start with Marquess of Cake, which I guarantee will make you hungry for trifle and cake, then continue on with the delicious One Taste of Scandal. Next, try more exotic flavors with His Wicked Smile. At the very end of summer, The Kidnapped Bride will be available in mid-September.

Where I live in the Pacific Northwest, we pray for a summerlike September, because it is the only way to get a good tomato crop. We had a very nice June, however, so I’m not sure the tomatoes are going to happen. Wherever you are this summer, I hope you, like me, get to curl up with a good series of romance novels!

heather His Wicked Smile 200300 (2)Some temptations are impossible to resist, even for a bakery heir…

Ann Haldene is the most beautiful woman Gawain Redcake has ever seen. A gifted healer who soothes his battle-scarred body like never before, the widow’s touch has a powerful effect on him. It’s no wonder the rugged Redcake heir forgets his quest for a society bride during one passionate night in Ann’s arms. But once he learns she is pregnant with his child, he searches for her, intent on giving her his name, if not his heart….

Ann is shocked by Gawain’s proposal, mostly because he has not uttered a word of love. For the sake of their baby, she accepts, even knowing that Gawain dreamed of marrying to secure a title and all she has is a severed royal Indian bloodline. Now the new bride faces her greatest challenge: showing her husband that their union is more powerful than pedigree—and love is the ultimate reward….

“A delightful, sexy glimpse into Victorian life and loving with two wonderfully non-traditional lovers.” –Jessa Slade, author of Dark Prince’s Desire and the Steel Born series

About the Author:Heather Hiestand was born in Illinois, but her family migrated west before she started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home, except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University of Washington. Her first published fiction was a mystery short story, but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance. Heather’s first published romance short story was set in the Victorian period and she continues to return, fascinated by the rapid changes of the nineteenth century. The author of many novels, novellas, and short stories, she is a bestseller at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. With her husband and son, she makes her home in a small town and supposedly works out of her tiny office, though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room. She also writes as Anh Leod.

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  1. Your series sounds yummy and interesting with a bakery set in Victorian England. I love trifle and going out for afternoon tea.
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  2. Not interested in Outlander

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  4. I haven’t read the Outlander books since they came out in the 1990s, either, and I just saw them in my office. Maybe it’s a sign. Hm…

  5. Ooh, I really need to make time to read the Outlander series!
    I started watching the show and LOVE it!! My sister has been begging me to read them for about 3-4 years now. Lol.
    I wish my hubby would sit and keep my son occupied so that I may have a little time to myself. Though, my little one starts school this week, so I may get some time to myself. 🙂
    Love your cover and the sound of the series!

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