New Blog Title and Focus

As you may have noticed, Liberty's Literary Loves is now Historical Graffiti. Officially as of January 1st, 2020 the focus of my blog will be Historical in nature: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Historical Biographies and more. I'm so excited about this new chapter in my reading and reviewing and hope that you will be too.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

TO WEAVE A HIGHLAND TAPESTRY (A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights) | Mary Morgan #TimeTravel #ScottishMedievalHistory #ParanormalRomance #Excerpt #BookReview #Giveaway #SilverDaggerBookTours




To Weave a Highland Tapestry
A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights
by Mary Morgan
Genre: Time Travel/Scottish Medieval/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Publication Date: December 9, 2019


Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul. Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer—a task this Highlander is determined to resist. 

When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her heart and life. 

A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past in order to claim two badly scarred hearts? Or will the light of hope be doused forever? 





His eyes smoldered like fire. “Will ye heal me with a kiss?”
Her breathing became labored. “We’ve only just met. I don’t kiss strangers.”
Slowly, he brought her fingers to his lips, kissing each one. “I have told ye my name. What more do ye wish to ken?”
Gwen chuckled low. “I don’t even know your surname.”
Bringing her wrist to his mouth, he nipped along the vein, sending shards of pleasure up her arm and down her back. “MacFhearguis. Patrick MacFhearguis.”
Gwen swore her heart stopped beating. Lights danced in a tempest around her. “No,” she whispered.
He arched a dark brow. “Aye. ’Tis my name, lass.”
This time, Gwen yanked with all her might and was rewarded when he released his hold on her. All the pieces of her jumbled puzzle of insanity slipped into place with clarity. Her mind screamed at the impossibility. She refused to submit to the conclusion. He must be a different Patrick MacFhearguis. However, the further she fought the realization, the more everything became crystal clear.
Gwen required proof.
She fought to steady her nerves and clutched her hands to her chest. “What is the year?”
Patrick’s brow creased. “Are ye troubled, Gwen?”
“The year!” she demanded, pounding her fist into the palm of her hand.
A flicker of uncertainty reflected in his eyes. “Twelve hundred and nine.”

Hysterical laughter bubbled up inside her, and she squashed its release immediately. “How in the hell did I end up here?”



Ever since I saw this cover, title and knew I had the opportunity to read TO WEAVE A HIGHLAND TAPESTRY, I was SO excited and I wasn't disappointed one iota! Mary combined medieval historical settings with time travel and the fantasy world of the Fae (very appropriate for Highlander beliefs) and she did it so well that I was completely engrossed in the story from the very beginning!

While this is the 8th book in the series, this was my first opportunity to get to know Mary and her writing and I loved it.  I had no trouble suspending my disbelief and letting her plot carry me away.  The pacing of the storyline was superb and I was so sad to have the book come to an end. The characters were imminently loveable and likable (unless you were supposed to hate them and then I did that too!), so much so that I wanted to be Gwen and fell h.a.r.d. for Patrick. Talk about a knight in shining armor sans armor!

All in all, I truly cannot say enough good things about this book or this author.  Now I cannot wait to go back to the beginning and read the rest of the series.  So if you're like me, a lover of most all things Scottish, an enjoyer of time travel and a dreamer of epic romances, I highly recommend this book.

5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
4 🔥🔥🔥🔥


Disclaimer
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.




Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy romance author, Mary Morgan, resides in Northern California with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return. 

Mary's passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories. 

If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books. 






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LENA - NORTHERN LIGHTS BK 1 | by Breanna Hayse #ContemporaryRomance #AgePlay #Giveaway #SilverDaggerBookTours



Lena 
Northern Lights Book 1 
by Breanna Hayse 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Publisher: Twisted Hearts Productions 
Publication Date: April 12, 2019


From the #1 US/International Best-Selling Author who launched the Age-Play Phenomenon- the debut of: 
NORTHERN LIGHTS©: LENA 

What does a little prima ballerina do when she falls in love with three gorgeous Daddy Doms while in the brand-new, isolated, age-play community of Northern Lights, Alaska? 

Russian raised and trained to be prima for the Bolshoi, Lena wasn’t prepared for the new life waiting for her—a life filled with candy apples, a castle fit for a princess, and three handsome men to love on her and make all her dreams come true. Most of all, she’s allowed to discover, and enjoy, the little girl hidden inside of her heart. 

After being kidnapped and held hostage by the Russia Mafia to convince her selfish, greedy father to sell them a synthesized drug, Lena’s brutal nightmare ends when four mysterious strangers rescue her. She's taken to heal in a tiny Alaskan town called Northern lights where she discovers that the physical wounds she suffered were only the beginning of drastic, but amazing, changes to her life. 

While in the hospital, she calls upon ‘Daddy’ to help her. Athabaskan-born Stefan Markford, one of the town’s founders, is smitten! He refused to leave her side for a moment and begins to share a way of life so unlike anything she encountered back in Moscow. 

Stefan's joined by his twin brother Sean, and older brother, Tony. The three strong Daddy Doms are devoted to making their little ballerina smile again, with music, dollhouses, and of course- candy apples. They also discover that their new Little girl has a defiant streak—one that requires old-fashioned discipline. As their love grows, the door opens for another new world for the young woman to explore—a world of wonder, sensation, and the freedom and joy of sexuality. 

Be prepared to laugh, cry, rejoice, and get hot and bothered as you join Lena’s adventure in this first installment of Northern Lights. 

Want more? Check out Billion Dollar Daddies: Jennie—and see Lena and Jennie come together five years later—and the endless trouble these two best friends seem to find! 




BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I'm a native Californian gone 'wild', and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.

In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.

My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I've devoted my 'spare' time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.

I was formally 'dungeon trained' as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on 'the real deal.'

I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can't find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com. 





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Friday, January 17, 2020

Happy Publication Day to LIES THAT BIND | by Ashley Farley!! #NewPublication #Women'sFiction #Suspense #Giveaway #Trailer #BuoniAmiciPress





Title: Lies That Bind 
Author: Ashley Farley Genre: Womens Fiction/Suspense 
Release Date: January 14, 2020 
Cover Designer: damonza.com 



It’s a surprising second act for two women who decide to rewrite their lives in this enriching novel of friendship and starting over from the bestselling author of Only One Life.
After thirty years, college friends Lena Browder and Olivia Westcoat have met again by chance at an unexpected crossroads: an airport lounge in Atlanta. Lena is running away from home and her demanding family. Olivia is trying to find her way after a painful divorce. With their old selves in the rearview, they toast to a new beginning—and it starts with a spontaneous dare.
Agreeing to trade houses for a month of rediscovery, Lena will stay in Olivia’s Charleston condo. Olivia’s retreat? Lena’s isolated river cottage in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Two perfect getaways. Thirty-four days to reset.
With fresh new perspectives and the renewal of a heartening friendship, Lena and Olivia find their passions, reinvent themselves, and reclaim what they’ve lost. When unexpected romance blooms and careers take new detours, it’s also a time for courage and risk. Now they’ll have to make hard choices to follow through on their promise for a second chance and finally have the lives they dream of.

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Ashley Farley is a writeaholic, exercise junkie, photography enthusiast. The author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series, Ashley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you've read the last word, then she's done her job.
After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.
Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she’s able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique.
Ashley loves to hear from her readers.
Feel free to visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ashleywfarley or twitter.com/ashleywfarley.
Visit her website at http://www.ashleyfarley.net
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Happy Publication Day to BUILDING BRIDGES (Bridges Brothers #1) | by Lia Fairchild!! #NewPublication #ContemporaryRomance #Excerpt #BookReview #Giveaway #GiveMeBooks





Title: Building Bridges
Series: Bridges Brothers #1
Author: Lia Fairchild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2020



Blurb

Former soldier Logan Bridges never imagined he would go from serving his country to helping raise a house full of children after a devastating family loss.

Dealing with his rowdy siblings and cousins proves to be almost as treacherous as the battlefields he left behind. And though he’s committed to making it work, he soon finds he’s in over his head.

Until someone from Logan’s past, steps in to help.

Mollie has always been independent, but finds herself growing attached to the family, including Logan, and discovering there’s more to life than working and solitude.

Logan and Mollie quickly form a strong bond, and when attraction brings them closer, they agree getting involved wouldn’t be good for the children. But when they both struggle to keep the blurry line of friendship between them, Mollie won’t take that step unless Logan can open up and face his painful past.

Series info:
The Bridges Brothers series follows four brothers as they attempt to navigate life and love after a tragic family loss. Each book can be read as a standalone but is more enjoyable read in order.







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Excerpt

Before I can turn around, I feel him at my back and a chill creeps up my neck. His hands grip my arms and his hard chest pressing against my shoulders feels like the safest place on Earth. He leans his head down and puts his lips at my ear. “I wish you didn’t have to leave.”
My heart skips a beat and then thrums wildly. There’s no way out of visiting my parents at this point. “Me too. But we still have a little time together. Thanksgiv—” I scoff when I realize my assumption.
“Of course, I want to spend Thanksgiving with you.”
I grin, though he can’t see it. “I have to admit…it will be tough being away.”
He runs his hands down my arms before slipping one around my middle. “How long?”
“I’ll probably be there a couple weeks, home a little after Christmas maybe.”
I try not to flinch when his hand slides beneath the hem of my sweater and skates across my bare skin. “I can wait, Mollie. If that’s what you want.”
I don’t want to wait, but I can’t get any words out.
“You said we should go slow. Get to know each other. Be open.” He brushes my hair to the side, exposing my neck. “I may not know everything about you, Mollie. But I know you. I know your heart and your will and your determination…and your vulnerability.” He places soft kisses at the top of my shoulder, searing my skin. In between kisses, his voice is velvet. “I’m not sure how it happened, but I feel like I’ve known you my whole life.”
I wrap my arm around his neck and let out a soft sigh. “I want you to know it all.” Turning my head to the side, I part my lips, calling his to mine. “To have it all.”
He wastes no time joining our mouths and stealing my breath with his warmth. A warmth that quickly turns to fire as we taste each other with soft slow nudges and nips.
Dizzy with need, I pull back to look in his eyes, breathing heavily. His hand cups my chin, keeping my face, my lips, close to his. “I might have some broken pieces that aren’t fully repaired…and I might have some blank spaces I can’t remember…but the rest is all yours.” He kisses me once, gently. “If you’ll have me.”







My Review
What a story!! So beautifully written and full of emotions from beginning to end. Logan and Molly gave me the feels BIG TIME.  Ms. Fairchild pulled off not only characters who were the complete package but a plot that encompassed his family and their needs, Logan and Molly's needs and moved their relationship along beautifully and in some unexpected ways. I often had tears in my eyes as I read and my heart was always full. This story was perfection personified.

5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
4 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Disclaimer
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. 



Author Bio


Lia Fairchild writes romance and women's fiction. Fans of her books praise her endearing, real characters that come to life in stories that will touch your heart.

Fairchild is addicted to the warmth of Southern California and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a multiple-subject teaching credential. She is a wife and mother of two.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Happy Publication Day to HYBRID (Sanguine #2) | by Cole Denton!! #NewPublication #Dark #Paranormal #RomanticSuspense #GiveMeBooks





Title: Hybrid
Series: Sanguine #2
Author: Cole Denton
Genre: Dark/Paranormal/Suspense Romance
Release Date: January 15, 2020



Blurb

Who am I? Everyone has their opinion of who I am. 

The Queen thinks I'm her favorite pet. Lochlaan Mortas thinks I'm his biggest mistake. The Queen’s men think I'm their brother. The Carpe Noctem thinks I'm a useful tool. 

Who do I think I am? Cast aside. Unwanted. Freak. Cursed. Full of sins. 

But there are some things about me that I am certain of...  

I am in love with Octavia, the Queen of Drishane. And my bastard father does not know what kind of vengeance I am about to bring down on him for the pain he has caused Octavia. He has no idea exactly what he allowed to live or what I am capable of.

But I do. Because I know who I am. I am unique...I am Hybrid.







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Author Bio


Cole Denton is an ocean lover who finds joy in almost all physical activities. He is especially passionate about baseball and surfing, indulging in them every chance he gets.

His other passion is writing. It began at a young age and followed him through to his time at a university in SoCal where he majored in screenwriting. 

After moving to Sin City itself, Cole has put his knowledge and talent as a writer to work by pursuing a career as a dark fiction author. Cole is enjoying testing his kinky side, in pursuit of all things pleasurable.


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