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Passionate Promises: Nine Promises to Stir Your Passion (An Embracing Romance Anthology Book 1)

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Nine Promises to Stir Your Passions from award-winning, bestselling authors.

Enter the dazzling world of brawny Vikings, Regency rogues, and sexy scoundrels as they take you on one romantic journey after the other in these tantalizing historical romances filled with betrayal, intrigue, and passion. Enjoy Passionate Promises enthralling romances for a limited time only.

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Published February 14th 2016 by Vane Publishing LLC
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Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Passionate Promises" is Book 1 in the tantalizing new "Embracing Romance Anthology". Written by some very talented Historical Romance authors, such as... Violetta Rand, Victoria Vane, Collette Cameron, Ella Quin, Maggie Andersen, Bronwyn Evans, Christi Carlyle, Barbara Monajem and Michelle McLean (listed in no certain order).
Oh my, all in one amazing, passionate, wickedly delicious and mesmerizing book. Just wonderful!

Some of the stories in this book had been previously released, which I had a
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A delightful box set full of magic, fantasy, and humor. But most of all passion!

To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood by Bronwen Evans-5 stars

A saucy Cinderella type story. An interesting take on a classic theme and it did not disappoint. The characters were charming and the sexual tension was all but melting my Kindle.

Henry was a great character and proved to be real with his feelings and emotions. However, I did want to throttle him when his obsession with his mistress found him seeing simila
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love anthologies because they give me a sample of authors I may never have read before. I had only read 2 of these authors before. I'm so excited to have new authors to follow as well!
To Challenge The Earl by Bronwen Evans
Bronwen Evans is one of my favorites and this story is a great example of why. Witty and sexy, it's the story of Amy Shipton and her neighbor Henry St. Giles who she has adored since she was a girl. After a drunken kiss in a dark garden, Henry realizes Amy is no longer the l
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will have to say this Anthology name fits this book well. It sure is filled with passion and scoundrels which stir up a mess of trouble. I have found this set to be a delightful entertaining read that is filled with wonderful stories of love, passion, betrayal, intrigue, and so much more. I couldn’t wait to get to the next one each are better than the last. The authors put a lot of time and thought into giving a wonderful passion filled read at times which is funny. The ladies will not know wh ...more
Joann Maggio
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To Challenge The Earl of Cravenswood by Bronwen Evans ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A pure historical romance as only Ms Evans could pen. This is book 3 of the Wicked Wages Trilogy.

Henry St. Giles, the Earl of Cravenwood, was far from prepared to become an Earl but upon the death of his older brother the title was bestowed on him. Henry wanted to marry for love not like his parents loveless marriage.

In one of his drunken stoopers he finds himself in his garden. As he falls to the ground a beautiful woman comes to his a
(Nat) Reading Romances
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This anthology has stories by some of my favorite historical romance authors like Victoria Vane, Bronwen Evans, Collette Cameron, and Christy Carlyle! Today my review is for Christy Carlyle's Never Tempt a Rogue!

Felicity is a chaperone to her young cousin at a house party. Little do they know that this party is part of a scheme to find a bride for Lord Lindsay, the man who wrote The Rogue's Rulebook.

Such a delightful read! Christy is a very talented author, I was completely sucked in by this sto
Dee Deacon Foster
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood by Bronwen Evans
Having no love from her family & seeing her mother suffer because her husband did not love her, all Lady Amy Shipton wants is someone to love her for her. Not for what she can bring to the marriage (bloodlines, connections, money) but FOR HER. Unfortunately, her father is pushing her to marry by the end of the season & he doesn't care who it is to...even going as far as forcing Lord Chesteron. So what's a girl to do...why make her ow
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a great box set with well known Historical Romance authors some I have read from when they came out . Here are a bit about the box set
Bronwen Evens
This is book 3 of the Wicked Wagers . Gere is Historical Romance .

This is a short Novella .Hero is Henry who becomes an Earl and Heroinine is Ally daughter of a Duke .
About the story . We have both Ally and Henry poking for true love in a marriage which is very unusual in the Ton . Ally has loved Henry since she was very young and he save
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nine great historical romamces that range from by the book societal rules to a little bit of erotica all the way to paranormal. All of these books will make you want to read the others written by the authors.

To challenge the Earl of Cravenwood by Brownwen Evans. 5 stars.
A new version of Cinderella in which Cinderella doesn't want to be found. Holy crap this book gets to you to the point that you never want to put it down. This was a great romance story I would definitely recommend this to all h
Title: Passionate Promises
Authors: Victoria Vane, Bronwen Evans, Ella Quinn, Collette Cameron, Maggi Anderson, Michelle McLean, Violetta Rand, Barbara Monajem & Christy Carlyle
Publishers: Vane Publishing LLC
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Passionate Promises" by:Victoria Vane, Bronwen Evans, Ella Quinn, Collette Cameron, Maggi Anderson, Michelle McLean, Violetta Rand, Barbara Monajem & Christy Caryle

My Thoughts....

All nine of these anthologies were simply good reading.


Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have only read one of the stories in this book I received and ARC from Barbra Monajem for Lord Quickthorn's Bargain. I have read the other authors writing therefor I know I will also love the rest of the book once it is released.
My review for Lord Quikthorn's Bargain is five stars.
This story is set in the Little Cumberland village of Whiffle Force in a remote part of England.
Rex or Lord Quickthorn has been gone from Whiffle for awhile living in London. His magic is almost non existent when he
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Passionate Promises is an anthology of 9 passionate stories, written by 9 wonderful authors.

The first book in the anthology is:
To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood by Bronwen Evans

This story is about Henry St Giles, the Earl of Cravenswood. His two best friends have recently married and are in absolute love with their wives. Henry decides that he wants the happiness that they have, and wants to find his soulmate. His friends also think it's high time he married and they challenge him to find a
Janice Hougland
Feb 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best anthologies I've had the privilege to read...all of the stories are A++++!
To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood by Bronwen Evans
A hero’s (Henry) race to wed because needs must, a heroine’s (Amy) father forcing her to wed his choice of groom, a worship from afar by Amy for Henry, a scavenger hunt of sorts and misconceptions abound in this cute tale of a rather unusual courtship by Henry for Amy, who will marry only for love. A delicious romance!
A Promise of Love by Ella
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
To Challenge The Earl of Cravenswood/Bronwen Evans
This is Book #3 of the Wicked Wagers Triology therefore, in order to truly appreciate this book it is necessary to read the supporting volumes. That being said, I love what the storyline promises but I did get confused with the characters development.

A Promise of Love/Ella Quinn
People can and do fall in love at first sight and it's all the sweeter when both acknowledge it right away. But what about those pesky judgmental older folks so set in the
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ten stars? So far, two books read, and each merits 5 stars. As all the authors are excellent, I cannot wait to read all the other books!

A PLEDGE OF PASSION by Victoria Vane
Lady Mariah Morehaven never had a proper come out because her father fell ill, and she has been leading a lonely life since then. It all happened ten years before; she had fallen in love with Nicolas Needham, she was sure they were going to be married, but he old her it was over, and he broke her heart. Nicolas had, what he t
Diddly Do
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all historical romance readers
Recommended to Diddly by: Collette Cameron
Passionate Promises: Nine Promises to Stir Your Passion
TO CHALLENGE THE EARL OF CRAVENSWOOD-Bronwen Evans; Two friends challenge another to find a wife in six weeks on his own or he would offer and marry his neighbor Lady Amy Shipton. Bronwen never lets me down! Once again she kept my eyes stuck to the Kindle until I finished the book. Kudos Bronwen. Loved it 5 stars
A PROMISE OF LOVE-Ella Quinn; First book by this author, good read, good storyline about how American and London peoples mutual dis
Eileen Dandashi
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One thing about buying a bundle like this, it will keep you entertained for hours and hours! I've read some of the authors, and others were new to me. I think that’s the best part of a bundle. You know you’ll enjoy some of the stories, AND you have the chance to sample other authors you haven’t read.

I hadn’t read any of Collette Cameron’s work (although I’ve promised myself I would), Michelle McLean, Violetta Rand, nor Christy Carlyle. So this was a really good bundle for me to read. Here are a
Louiseann Walter

Nine stories that were GREAT. On of which I already read and one I cannot find book two. But all the rest were GREAT!!!
Feb 29, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: anthology
To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood by Bronwen Evans

A Promise of Love by Ella Quinn

A Kiss for Miss Kingsley by Collette Cameron

Stirring Passions by Maggi Andersen

A Pledge of Passion by Victoria Vane

Never Tempt a Rogue by Christy Carlyle

Wanted by the Warrior by Violetta Rand

A Highwayman's Honor by Michelle McLean

Lord Quickthorn's Bargain by Barbara Monajem
Carol Doucette
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Passionate promises: Nine Promises to stir Your

This is a good selection of historical romances that you'll love. There's also links to sequel s of the best books and links to the authors ,which makes it easy to find other books you'll like. Thank You Amazon.
Holly List
Ended too soon

Book was well written. Ended on a cliffhanger. If it had ended with a wedding, then it would have 4 stars. Hate stories where it end while getting good.
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet and entertaining

Every story worth the read. All different, all charming although I'd have liked an epilogue to tie up loose ends on the last one in the collection.
Patricia Schuette
Passionate Premises

A very enjoyable group of stories by good authors. I intend to add these women to my list of favorites.
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Victoria Vane is a bestselling award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her books have received many accolades to include the 2016 Red Carpet Award for Jewel of the East, 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations as well as Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. Look for her