Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Author Kelli A. Wilkins Publishes Two Historical Romances in April!

Author Kelli A. Wilkins Publishes
Two Historical Romances in April!

Award-winning author Kelli A. Wilkins is announcing the release of two historical romances: Wilderness Bride from Amber Quill Press, and Dangerous Indenture from Medallion Media Group.

“I’m thrilled to have two books debuting this spring. It’s rare for an author to have two books come out in the same month, and even rarer for both to be historicals!” says Kelli. “Although both books are historical romances, they take place in very different settings. Michelle, the heroine from Wilderness Bride impersonates a stranger’s mail-order bride in the wilds of the 1820s Michigan Territory,” explains Kelli. “Michelle is running from her past and doesn’t want her “husband” Luther to learn the truth about her. But Luther is harboring a secret of his own and fears Michelle will abandon him if she learns the truth about him—and his family.” Wilderness Bride is available in paperback and ebook formats.

“Dangerous Indenture is set in Pennsylvania Colony. The story centers around an Irish indentured servant named Shauna. Soon after arriving, she learns that Stewart House has an unsavory reputation and a previous servant died there under mysterious circumstances. Shauna quickly falls for her master’s roguish son, Ashton, and when another servant goes missing, Shauna and Ashton try to solve the mystery,” Kelli says. “This is my second historical romance with Medallion. My first, The Viking’s Witch, was released in 2012 and won a Gold IPPY award for best historical romance ebook.”

Kelli writes romances in nearly every genre: contemporary, paranormal, historical, gay, and fantasy. Her romances vary in heat level from mild to super-spicy. “Writing in different genres and heat levels lets me explore unique characters, settings, and storylines. When I sit down to write a new romance, I never know where my ideas will take me.”

Here are the book summaries and links:

Wilderness Bride

A woman running from her past…straight into the arms of a wild stranger

In a moment of desperation, Kathleen Stanton flees her pampered life in Kingston, New York and ends up stranded in a small town in the Michigan Territory. Out of money and lacking a means of escape, she impersonates a handsome stranger’s mail-order bride. Kathleen calls herself Michelle and begins living a lie with her “husband,” Luther, in an isolated mountain cabin. She tells herself the arrangement is temporary until she can move on.

Luther can’t believe his luck when his beautiful blonde bride arrives, but something doesn’t feel right about his new wife. She has terrifying nightmares involving a man named Roger and is reluctant to talk about where she came from. But Luther is harboring a secret about his background and fears Michelle will abandon him if she learns the truth about him—and his family.

The couple tries to maintain their rocky relationship as they work to fight brutal townspeople and overcome harsh living conditions. When circumstances force Michelle to stay longer than she expected, she succumbs to her growing attraction and falls in love with Luther. But when they finally give in to their desires and agree to become a proper man and wife, a dark figure from Michelle’s past catches up with her, putting her and Luther in grave danger.

Dangerous Indenture

Shauna Farrow, eager to escape her past in Ireland, signs on to become an indentured servant to Joshua Stewart, a wealthy man in Pennsylvania Colony.

But a life of servitude quickly turns to drudgery, and Shauna’s hopes for starting over and creating a better life for herself are waning—until she meets her master’s roguish son, Ashton.

Shauna fights her growing attraction to Ashton, torn between propriety and acting on her emotions. But amidst their flirting, something dark stirs. Shauna soon discovers why no other servants will work for the strange Stewart family.

Stewart House has an unsavory reputation: a previous servant died there under mysterious circumstances. When another servant goes missing in the middle of the night, Shauna is convinced that a member of the family is responsible.

When Shauna’s investigation leads her too close to the truth, it’s up to Ashton to save her before time runs out.

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Look for exclusive excerpts and "inside looks" at the making of the books in the next few weeks.
Happy Reading,

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 90 short stories, seventeen romance novels (for Amber Quill Press and Medallion Press), and four non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels. Kelli had two historical romances published this spring. Wilderness Bride: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1941-Wilderness-Bride.aspx) and Dangerous Indenture: http://medallionmediagroup.com/books/dangerous-indenture/

Kelli invites readers to visit her website, http://www.KelliWilkins.com to learn more about all of her writings.