Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Mysterious Mrs. Pennybaker and The Muse by Nancy Fraser


The Mysterious Mrs. Pennybaker
and
The Muse
by Nancy Fraser
Genre: 1920's Historical Romance, Erotic Romance, Menage Romance




Mysterious Mrs Pennybaker 



In the Roaring Twenties…


A former Hello Girl during WWI, widowed Ariel Pennybaker served her country proudly. She now carries on her late husband’s legacy…a home for the many returning, injured soldiers.

With her year of mourning nearly at an end, she’s had enough of her self-imposed celibacy. It’s time to get back in the game.

A chance meeting with a handsome WWI aviator has her imagining thoroughly naughty thoughts. When a second man walks into her life, her naughty thoughts turn downright decadent. What better way to fulfil her fantasies than by sharing both men’s beds.


As tempting as the idea is, Ariel has a huge secret, one she must protect at all costs. And, it’s possible one or both of her lovers is not what he seems.




The Muse 


Decadence, freedom and illegal activities…
Everything a sheltered debutante in the mid-1920s could want. When Hyde Park socialite Susan Leland meets up with Evan Forrester for the second time, she makes no excuses for their first meeting—an auto accident in which she broke the young artist’s wrist. She finds the handsome Evan both infuriating and intriguing, yet not quite as intriguing as sultry torch singer Holly Winters, a performer at Susan’s favorite supper club.
A chance to make amends…
By posing nude for Evan to paint. When Susan balks, Evan, not wanting to deal with an innocent, sends her away but not before the arrival of his next model, Holly Winters. As Susan’s preparing to leave, the beautiful and talented singer convinces her to come back the next day—so they can pose together.

Will Susan find happiness in the arms of Evan Forrester—or another?


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Character Interview:
Evan Forrester from The Muse by Nancy Fraser

Q: We understand you’re an artist, Mr. Forrester. What type of art do you make?
Evan: I’m a painter...oils, charcoal. Abstracts mostly, but the occasional landscape.

Q: Another Picasso, perhaps?
Evan: Heavens no. I’m far more talented than Picasso.

Q: What’s it like being an artist in the twenties? And, of all places, in Chicago rather than New York.
Evan: I don’t believe where or when you paint has any relationship to how well you paint. I’ve had a few showings in New York. Quite truthfully, I prefer the honesty of the mid-western art critic...they’re not quite as full of themselves. Plus, of course, the new-found freedom of this time period speaks to my...shall we say...wilder side.

Q: Do you ever paint portraits or use models?
Evan: (Chuckles) I use models all the time. As a matter of fact, I’m in the middle of working with two very interesting women. They complement each other perfectly.

Q: How so?
Evan: One is tall, slender with exotically rich, dark coloring. The other, shorter, fair haired but with a Rubenesque body that curves in all the right places. The two of them together make quite an impression on my canvas.

Q: It sounds as if they’ve made just as big an impression on you, the artist. It seems to us as if you might be smitten with one of them. Are you?
Evan: That’s the beauty of the twenties. Freedom comes in many forms, but especially in a much less restrictive set of social taboos. There’s no reason to have just one when both are so much better!

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The Mysterious Mrs. Pennybaker 

Get ready to enter the Roaring 20's in another time of Decadence and the ending of World War I.

For Ariel Pennybaker, her time in morning her deceased husband is coming to an end. She's beyond ready to move on and get back in the game. 

Continuing her husband's legacy of taking in the returning injured soldiers , she has a chance meeting with one man that is causing some dirty, delicious thoughts to run through her mind. But what will Ariel do when a second gorgeous man walks into her life...
Two men are always better than one...

I loved the descriptions and the feeling of actually being in the Roaring 20's.

*****I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.*****

Laura Redmon 
Cutting Muse Blog Review


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The Muse

Nancy Fraser does it again with The Muse. I felt welcomed back to the Roaring 20's. 
This time we have a Hyde Park Socialite,  and Artist, and a performer. Can Susan leave her innocence behind to pose nude with the beautiful Holly Winters... Who will she choose, the handsome Artist Evan Forrester or the Torch Singer , Holly Winters? Does she have to choose?

I love how Nancy Fraser portrays this entire story.

*****I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.*****

Laura Redmon 
Cutting Muse Blog Review

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Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet, which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Published in multiple genres, Nancy currently writes for four publishers. She has published twenty-two books in both full-length and novella format. Nancy is currently working on a Valentine’s story for 2016, her next Rock and Roll novella, and a steamy contemporary featuring a sexy, kilt-wearing Scot.

When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy loves spending time with her five grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

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