New Cover Reveal + #BlackFriday #99cent sale!

I’m absolutely thrilled to reveal the gorgeous new cover for my 18th century historical romance, Rogue’s Hostage! Isn’t it beautiful?

Rogues Hostage cover

I have a new, improved blurb as well.

Fate delivered them into each other’s arms. Will love be what sets them free?

The Pennsylvania frontier, 1758. Mara Dupré never got used to living in fear. As danger lurks in every shadow, supporting her husband’s farming efforts while France and Britain battle in the New World has worn her down. But her life shatters when an invading war party kills her spouse, and she is taken captive by a dashing French officer.

Lieutenant Jacques Corbeau thought he’d lost his honor years ago. But something about the spirited woman whose scalp he saved from his Indian partners tugs deeply on his desire to redeem his past. And now as they undertake a dangerous trek to return to the fort, he swears a silent oath to protect her with his life.

In desperation, Mara attempts to bargain her virtue in exchange for her freedom. Though Jacques would gladly bed the fetching widow, he’s torn between passion and reclaiming his lost honor.

Will their tragic union fall to a murderous musket, or can they find everlasting love?

Rogue’s Hostage is a riveting standalone historical romance. If you like strong characters, enemies-to-lovers stories, and richly detailed histories, then you’ll adore this sensual adventure.

Buy Rogue’s Hostage to untie the bonds of desire today!

Best of all, it’s only 99 cents through Dec. 2nd!

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Linda

Happy Thanksgiving: A Bit of Food History

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, if only for the wonderful food. And as a history freak, I love that so much of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes are native to the Americas.

roasted turkey on table

The food supply expanded when Europeans “discovered” the New World. Prior to Columbus’s first voyage in 1492, there were no turkeys, potatoes, yams and sweet potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, cranberries or maize, i.e. Indian corn. There was a cereal grain called corn, but it’s more like wheat, not like the ears of corn we’re used to.

And there was no chocolate. Chocolate is native to the Americas, so the Spaniards were the first Europeans to encounter it. It became popular at court after the Spanish added sugar or honey to sweeten the natural bitterness. From there, chocolate spread through Europe in the 1600’s and grew into the international obsession is has become today.

Can you imagine a world without chocolate? I really wouldn’t like that at all!

Nor would I like a world without sweet potatoes, pumpkins or cranberries, some of my favorite ingredients for fall goodies.

Alas, with only four of us for Thanksgiving dinner, we won’t be roasting a turkey. Instead my niece will grill chicken thighs. We will have all the usual side dishes though: mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

So from my house to your house…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda

PS: Stay tuned for my upcoming new cover reveal and Black Friday sale on, you guessed it, Friday!