The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor, Book #3
In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.
When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.
MYSTIFIED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:
Renee Bernard’s The Sweetest Curse
Blade Hambly believes in three things: logic, science and the notion that if a man just keeps his eyes forward, he is unlikely to be tripped up by the past. But how does a man keep his thoughts cool and focused when he meets a young woman like Miss Elethea Fairfax? A woman who heals with the touch of her hands, who talks to the air and radiates magic with every other-worldly fluttering of her eyelashes? What does a man of science do when the woman he is falling in love with is a witch?
Jerrica Knight-Catania's Possessed by the Stranger
Lady Samantha Priske can hardly wait to make herself scarce in the allegedly haunted residence of her late great uncle, the Earl of Banfield. And when she meets a handsome stranger who is blessedly not a relation, she finds herself flirting uncharacteristically with him. Chadwick Kendall isn’t thrilled to be at Castle Keyvnor for the blasted will reading. His father is dying, and he’d rather be by his side. But Chad finds something at Castle Keyvnor far more valuable than anything the earl could have left for him: A beautiful redhead, whom he must convince to be his bride.
Erica Monroe's The Mad Countess
Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember. Claire too harbors a secret desire for him—but a witch cursed her family with madness, and she’s terrified she’ll only hurt him if they act on their feelings. When a will reading at a mysterious castle in Cornwall brings them both together, they’ll work to break her family’s curse…and find true love.
The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes twelve Regency romance novellas. Don’t miss the anthologies Vexed, Bedeviled, and Spellbound.
The Earl of Banfield has passed on and relatives, close and distant, have been summoned to Castle Keyvnor for the reading of the will. Some came alone, some with family, and some with friends. Not everyone will be involved with the will, but they will be involved with each other and the mysteries of Castle Keyvnor. Travel along. You’ll enjoy the spooky vacation.
In Mystified we meet three couples as each attempts to explain and deal with the elements of the haunted castle.
The Mad Countess by Erica Monroe
Lady Claire Deering and Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, have always been best friends, and now they are in love. Claire fears acting on that love because she is afraid she will suffer the same madness (brought about by an angry witch’s curse) that claimed the lives and sanity of her mother and aunt. Teddy fears a lot of things, including telling Claire how he feels. He is determined to conquer his fears, her curse (although he really doesn’t believe in it), and find true love with Claire. Sounds good, right? Can they conquer the curse and find their happily ever after? Maybe. If they follow the advice of one of the castle ‘ghosts’ and trust the local coven of witches, they might find what they seek.
This is a wonderful story. The hero and heroine are brave, very much in love, and tug at your heartstrings. Each of the strong secondary characters fits a niche in the story and fills the role beautifully. There are twists and surprises in this well-written story. Read and enjoy this one. You’d have to be mad not to (couldn’t resist).
Possessed By the Stranger by Jerrica Knight-Catania
Chadwick Kendall’s father is dying. He has come to Keyvnor Castle in his father’s stead for the reading of the will. He would prefer to be home at his father’s side in his last hours. Lady Samantha Priske is here with her family. Returning from a walk around the castle, Chad meets Sam and her precocious little brother, Toby. For Chad and Samantha, it’s love at first sight. Chad has decided to make the beautiful red-haired Sam his wife. Sam would like nothing better, but is convinced her parents will not approve (they excel at not approving things and people) because he is just a ‘Mister.” He has not told her he will soon be a Baron. To make matters worse, it seems one of the castle ghosts doesn’t want them together either. When Chad leaves suddenly without explaining why, Sam is distraught. Why did he leave so suddenly? What’s a girl to do? Go after him of course. Can she find him? What will happen if she does? And which ghost had it in for the couple? Read the story. It will answer all these questions. You’ll like this one. The characters endearing (Toby is a hoot!) and the story entertaining.
The Sweetest Curse by Renee Bernard
Can a witch and an engineer fall in love? He is all science and logic and she believes in magic. Blade Hambly’s father just became the Earl of Banfield, making him the heir presumptive. On his way to the Castle for the reading of the will, he becomes ill with scarlt fever. Elethea Fairfax is coming into the inn at the same time, and will take care of him until her father comes. Elethea is doctor’s daughter and granddaughter of a witch. She often helps her father, understands herbal medicine, and believes in magic. By the time her father arrives, Blade’s fever has broken. The doctor takes credit and doesn’t mention his daughter. Blade thinks he dreamed Elethea until she stops by to check on him. They get to know more about each other. They are from different worlds. Is it possible for them to find love? It just might be. Elethea has a secret passed to her by her grandmother. It could mean love or heartache. In this one you get interesting characters and an engaging story. The hero and heroine are willing to take risks to find love for themselves and others in the castle. Only one way to find out, read and enjoy.