Novella

B+
Just Folking Around

What??? A surprise release from Penny Reid??? Yes, that’s right! Ms. Reid is releasing a surprise prequel to Totally Folked (due out July 20). Just Folking Around, gives us the background story to the romance in Totally Folked featuring Jackson James and movie star Raquel Ezra. Readers who are eag ...

A-
The First Snow of Winter

The First Snow of Winter is a prequel to the other novellas in the Winterbourne series. After five years on the Continent, Captain Samuel Alderton returns to Alderton Hall a changed man.  Weary from fighting, struggling with the loss of his left arm in Toulouse, and a bit depressed and uncertain ...

B
Mr. Winterbourne's Christmas

Note: There are spoilers for Introducing Mr. Winterbourne in this review. In Introducing Mr. Winterbourne we met Lysander Winterbourne, third son of the Earl of Winterbourne, and Adam Freeman, a wealthy mill owner whose younger brother married Lysander’s sister, Althea.  The pair fell for each ...

A
Introducing Mr. Winterbourne

After spending his morning riding in Town with good friend Perry Cavendish, Lysander Winterbourne, third son of the Earl of Winterbourne, plans to depart for Winterbourne Abbey the following morning.  He hopes to one day run the estate on behalf of his father and older brother, and just a week ago ...

B+
Rebel: An Outlawed Story

Sally Malcolm’s Rebel is a novella/short story that acts as a prequel to the full-length novel King’s Man, out later this month.   It’s short and sweet, but packs quite an emotional punch as it charts the development of the relationship between two young men from very different backgrounds w ...

B+
Love at Last Series Box Set

This spicy box set contains three novellas by author Adriana Anders, and with wounded heroes, virgin heroes, and excellent sex scenes, they’re  well worth a read. Loving the Secret Billionaire Grade: B City Council candidate and preschool teacher Veronica Cruz is fighting an uphill battl ...

B-
Let's Go Out

Let’s Go Out is the sequel to Let’s Connect and, as with that story, was originally written in instalments that were sent out with the author’s newsletter.  In it we met sweet, quirky Robin and Dan – a just-turned-fifty divorcé having trouble moving on with his life – who met each other ...

B
The Engineer

The Engineer is the novella-length first instalment in C.S. Poe’s Steampunk AU Magic & Steam series, and it’s an entertaining mash up of magic, steampunk and Wild West historical. Magic caster and Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam Gillian Hamilton is sent to Shallow Grav ...

B-
From London, With Love

Bec McMaster’s fantastic London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy series reached a breathtakingly exciting close back in February 2019 with Dukes are Forever, wrapping up the overarching plotlines and giving the enigmatic Duke of Malloryn his HEA, leaving the Company of Rogues all happily settl ...

C
The Bachelor Earl

The Bachelor Earl is the prequel novella to Darcy Burke’s The Untouchables series.  I have not read that series yet, but did not find it difficult to follow the story in this novella. Eugenia Aldwick, the Dowager Duchess of Kendal, decides to slowly re-enter society following two years of m ...