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Friday 22 February 2019

New Release - Romancing Rebecca - by January Bain [Brass Ring Sorority, bk 3] #RomanticSuspense

I'm delighted to have back a special guest to this blog and a fellow Canuck to boot, the lovely January Bain, is here with the latest addition to the Brass Ring Sorority series, Romancing Rebecca. Take it away, January!  

Good Morning Kymmie,

Thanks so much for having me visit with you and your friends on your blog today! My newest release, Romancing Rebecca, is a very special book and dear to my heart because it's in honor of my brilliant editor, Rebecca Fairfax. It's her story that's featured this time round in my Brass Ringers Sorority series. However, she says she doesn't know how to ride a motorcycle like her doppelganger does in the story, but I think she's just being modest. :-) Wishing everyone a great day!

Hugs, January

Book three in the Brass Ring Sorority series

Think being a romance writer makes the road to true love smoother? Think again.

Canadian romance writer Rebecca Fairfax thinks a few months living in an English castle will allow her to test out her research theories about the castle and get new material for her writing. Oh, and she’ll be able to carry out her Brass Ring Sorority sisters’ dare to kiss a duke, too. Only, the whole experience ends up changing her life in a way she could never have seen coming…

Ash Piers isn’t interested in peerage and titles. He’s a freewheeling playboy who’s adopted a hedonistic lifestyle after a disastrous love affair. He thinks the upstart Canadian is a gold-digger of the worst kind, kissing his father, the Duke of Piers, on first greeting, then getting engaged to him a moment later! But, damn, he’s attracted to the woman who’s living in his home for the summer. How’s he, a red-blooded Englishman, supposed to keep his hands off her as propriety and family demand?

But with the castle lurching from one crisis to another, Ash and Rebecca have to work together to ensure his family make it through events that threaten to tear everyone apart. And when an ancient and deadly danger looms, both Ash and Rebecca are forced to conquer all fear—physical and emotional…

Part madcap caper, part serious treasure hunting, the Brass Ringers never fail to entertain or get their way!

“Oh, my God. I’m driving the wrong way!” Rebecca Fairfax quit staring at the lovely wildflowers growing in profusion by the side of the country road and hit the brakes—hard—skidding the back wheel of her cherry-red Honda Gold Wing motorcycle to an abrupt halt.

“Damn it, why can’t everyone the world over commit to driving on the same darn side of the road?” she muttered from under her safety helmet, using her foot to help rotate the heavy bike around to face the correct way. Running late, check. Needing to use the bathroom, check. Losing my bloody mind, as evidenced by my accepting the Ringers’ dare to kiss a duke, check and mate.

After backtracking for a mile, she noted the brown tourist road sign she’d missed the first time. Castle Piers, next exit, with an image of a castle outlined in white. Sixty seconds later she made the turn, loving the sensation of the huge bike vibrating between her thighs while the world lived close, the air sweet with the aroma of honeysuckle, the wind caressing the bare skin of her cheeks. Riding a bike made being human different, somehow more raw and real. No other form of travel could compete. And, thanks to Lacey’s William James Thornton Ш, the powerful bike had been waiting at the five-star hotel when Rebecca had arrived in glorious London last night.

Then Castle Piers came into view and the oh my God stuck in her throat. Perfection. Surrounded by a vast moat stippled with water lilies and swans a-floating? She half expected the Lady of the Lake to rise and present her with Excalibur. Mesmerized, she rolled back on the throttle, bringing the bike to a standstill, bracing it with her feet and turning off the motor. She kicked out the back stand, and, with one booted foot outstretched to add stability to the motorcycle, leaned back in the leather saddle, determined to take the time to drink in the awesome sight. The sweet, fresh fragrance of early summer assailed her senses and she tipped her head back, eyes closed.

Romancing Rebecca Reviews

Romancing Rebecca packed a one-two punch of awesomeness. The romance between the smart and capable heroine and a handsome English Earl is more than enough to keep any reader captivated but then…boom! Out comes the mystery and intrigue. Throughout Rebecca’s journey, vivid descriptions put me in the moment as if I were the one running through a damp, underground tunnel or racing through the English countryside on a motorbike, all while leading me deeper into the story. The forbidden attraction between the Earl and his ailing father’s “fiancé” is steamy and satisfying and culminates with a beautiful HEA. Kudos to January Bain. –Sierra Brave

A terrific addition to the Brass Ringers Series!
I’m a huge fan of January Bain so when I saw an ARC copy of book three in the Brass Ringers series was available for review on the Booksprout Ap, I jumped at the chance to grab my free copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not disappointed. I loved Romancing Rebecca just as much as I enjoyed the first two books in the series if not more. As always, Mrs. Bain delivered a smoking hot romance within an intriguing mystery filled with suspense. From the irrepressible Dowager to the villainess who is literally off her meds, the MC is surrounded by a cast of interesting and well-written characters. The story can stand alone without reading the other books, but I recommend them all!  -Shannon

January Bain has wished on every falling star, every blown-out birthday candle, and every coin thrown in a fountain to be a storyteller. To share the tales of high adventure, mysteries, and full blown thrillers she has dreamed of all her life. The story you now have in your hands is the compilation of a lot of things manifesting itself for this special series. Hundreds of hours spent researching the unusual and the mundane have come together to create books that features strong women who live life to the fullest, wild adventures full of twists and unforeseen turns, and hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks. She can only hope her stories will capture your imagination.

If you are looking for January Bain, you can find her hard at work every morning without fail in her office with her furry baby, Ling Ling. And, of course, she’s married to the most romantic man! Who once famously remarked to her inquiry about buying fresh flowers for their home every week, “Give me one good reason why not?” Leaving her speechless and knocking her head against the proverbial wall for being so darn foolish. She loves flowers.

If you wish to connect in the virtual world she is easily found on Facebook. Oh, and she loves to talk books…

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  1. Good Morning, Kymmie! Thanks so much for inviting me to appear on your awesome blog today! Anyone have any questions, just ask! Hugs, January

    1. Always love having you, January!
      Congratulations on the new addition to the Brass Ring series!
      All the best.