Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Series Spotlight for Lydia Dare

I really enjoy paranormal stories if you couldn't tell by now. I wanted to share a series with you today that I found so fresh and unique. Werewolves or shape shifters abound in the romance genre, but Lydia Dare has really brought a twist into Regency England with her wolves.

Who is Lydia Dare...
Lydia Dare is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. Both Tammy and Jodie are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina.
Book 1:
A Certain Wolfish Charm
Lily takes to task the roguish Duke of Blackmoor, Simon Westfield.  While he answers the call of the full moon once a month, he will find that the call of his mate is much louder.
Tough, resourceful, charming women battle roguish, secretive, aristocratic men under the watchful eye of society in Dare's delightful Victorian paranormal romance debut. When Lily Rutledge's 12-year-old ward, Oliver, displays sudden changes in size and appetite, she demands that his guardian, Simon Westfield, duke of Blackmoor, pay attention to the boy. Simon wants to take Oliver away and teach him about the Westfield werewolf heritage; Lily refuses to abandon her beloved near-son to the man who has ignored him for years. Simon and Lily are drawn to each other, but Simon's secret and society gossip threaten their happiness.


Book 2:
Tall, Dark, and Wolfish
Elspeth is a kind hearted woman and healer, always willing to help those that come to her. Benjamin Westfield, youngest of the Westfield brothers and also lycan-only his wolf has stopped calling once a month.

Seeking help to heal his wolf, Benjamin Westfield is sent to find a healer in Scotland.  Originally seeking out  Elspeth's mother who had passed away, Elspeth's accepts to help Ben in her stead. Throughout the entire story Ben is at odds with his wolf, however every much attracted to the Scottish healer. an attraction so strong that neither will be able to hold back for long.

He's lost the most important part of himself...
Lord Benjamin Westfield is a powerful werewolf-until one full moon when he doesn't change. His life now shattered, he rushes off to Scotland in search of the healer who can restore his inner beast, only to find she's not at all what he expected...She would make him whole, if she could...Young, beautiful witch Elspeth Campbell will do anything to help anyone who calls upon her healing arts. Then Lord Benjamin shows up, and she suddenly discovers she may need him even more than he needs her...
Book 3:
The Wolf Next Door
Prisca Hawthorne and William Westfield tried and failed in their attempted elopement. Years later they are still fighting their attraction and silently suffering from broken hearts. However, their attraction will lead them together again and it will be up to Prisca to forgive and for Will to heal the wounds between the two for the love to last.

They can't even be in the same room together...Ever since their failed elopement years ago, Prisca Hawthorne has taunted, insulted, and in every way tried to push him away. If only her heart didn't break every time Lord William Westfield left her...But staying apart is even worse...Lord William throws himself into drinking, gambling, and debauchery and pretends not to care about Prisca at all. But when he returns to find a rival werewolf vying for her hand, he'll stop at nothing to claim the woman who should have been his all along.Can Prisca forgive the unforgivable, or are the moon-crossed lovers going to be forced into a battle of wills that could be fatal?


Book 4:
(I have yet to read book four. It is due out November 2, 2010!)
The Taming Of The Wolf
Please visit her site for the blurb!

You can find all the link to your favorite book stores at Ms. Dare's site!!;-)

Although this is not an official review on the series, I recommend this series to all that love Regency England and that loves a good romance with the added flavor of werewolves!

8 comments:

  1. Hey Talina!

    Thanks so much for the series spotlight. I am so glad you enjoyed the Westfield Wolves trilogy! These books were so fun to write. :)

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  2. My Pleasure Lydia!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Hi Talia,

    I don't reach much romance, but we do have a fascination with the paranormal in common. I write women's fiction with paranormal elements. Close enough, right?

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  4. Hi Margaret! Close enough! I like your thinking. Just sharing the love of books and writing-no matter the genre-is good enough! I love writing paranormal romance. I will definitely have to check out your books. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. i've never read lydia dare but her (or their books because i believe lydia dare is a writing team) books sound awesome. i love werewolves in my pnr!

    also, thanks for checking out our blog and following. love your blog and i'm following you too! :)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by here too, chelleyreads! Glad we could connect on our blogs! Happy Reading

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