The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor, Book #1
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.
VEXED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:
Erica Ridley’s Romancing the Rogue
When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?
Ava Stone’s Once Upon a Moonlit Path
Lady Cassandra Priske sees dead people…not all the time, but occasionally. When her family is summoned to Castle Keyvnor for the reading of her great uncle's will, Cassy is more than terrified. After all, the castle is famous for its hauntings. But the very last person, dead or alive, she expects to find there is the rakish Lord. St. Giles. After all, she spent the last season hiding from that very man.
Elizabeth Essex’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Nessa Teague has never believed in the magic that swirls around her village like a fine Cornish mist. She’s never had need of it. Until the day Lord Harry Beck returns to Bocka Morrow and Nessa realizes there is nothing, including the blackest of magic, she won’t do to have him for her own.
The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes twelve Regency romance novellas. Don’t miss the anthologies Bedeviled, Mystified, 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 Vexed we meet three couples as each attempts to explain and deal with the elements of the haunted castle.
Romancing the Rogue by Erica Ridley
Erica is very good at creating stories about strong willed people and seemingly impossible love. Rebecca Bond is a shadow, a shy quiet poor relation who lives at Castle Keyvnor because she has nowhere else to go. The new Earl will not allow her to stay. She is given the choice to find a husband or he will find one for her. Daniel Goodenham, Lord North Barrows, who rejected and hurt Rebecca years ago, has been summoned to the castle for the reading of the old Earl’s will. He wants to tell Rebecca how sorry he is that he hurt her. She knows he is a rake, so she asks him to teach her to flirt so she can win a husband. Daniel agrees, reluctantly. What he really wants is to find a way for them to be together. This is a sweet story about two people who very much to be together. Perhaps if they quit dwelling on the reasons they shouldn’t be together (lack of confidence on her part and too much attention paid to a shrewish overbearing grandmother on his), things might just work out for them. Quick read. Nice plot. Strong willed people. Seemingly impossible love. Can it all come together for a happily ever after? Enjoy finding the answer.
Once Upon a Moonlit Path by Ava Stone
Lady Cassandra Priske see ghosts, not all the time, but enough that she really doesn’t want to spend time at The haunted Castle Keyvnor. Jack Hazelwood, Lord St. Giles, has come to the castle with a friend. These two are in love, but there are two major obstacles in the way of their happily ever after. Her parents disapprove of Jack (actually they disapprove of a lot of things) and Cassy claims one of the castle’s angry ghosts is chasing her. Nobody else sees this awful man in black and nobody believes her, not even Jack, at first. The question is can they overcome the obstacles and find true love? This story has a few intense, but moves along at a quick and steady pace. Cassy and Jack are strong main characters and the secondary characters are great; love the poodle and Toby, Cassy’s younger brother. This one does not disappoint.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth Essex
Nessa Teague and Harry Beck practically grew up together and studied at her father’s school. Harry, now Captain Harry Beck, has returned to Bocka Morrow. His family has come for the reading of the late Earl’s will. After twelve years of missing and longing for Harry, Ness is determined to find a way to marry him, even if she has to use magic. As in the other stories in the anthology, the love story here is touching. This one is a little funny, too, and we get a bonus – danger of a different kind. Instead of just ghost, there are spies, smugglers, and traitors. Harry teams up with Matthew Kent, another Navy Captain, to route out the traitor. Before you know it, Nessa and her sister Tressa join in. By the end of the operation, the whole town is involved. There are ships, smugglers, explosions, and bad guys floating in the water. And then, well you’re really going to like Harry and Nessa’s next adventure. Elizabeth Essex tells a really good story with bold characters and an exciting (explosive) plot that holds your attention. This one is a really good read.
I received and ARC in exchange for an honest review.