Isabella Macotte at My Place

May is almost upon us, and with it hopefully more sunshine and warmer temperatures. I hope you'll enjoy spring where you are.

Today, I welcome another fabulous author, fellow Rose Isabella Macotte. Let's hear it from Isabella.



I’m Isabella Macotte, author of The Heart Gem, published by The Wild Rose Press.
I love books. My love of reading goes all the way back to my childhood. I still remember my first elementary school field trip. The whole third-grade class marched over to the public library in Chicago, and we received our first library cards. Since then, you can always find me with a new book in my hand or on my e-reader.
After working in accounting for a number of years, I’ve made my way back to the library. One of the best things about my job in a library? Spending my lunch break up in the book stacks looking for a new story to read. 



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The Heart Gem is my current release. A historical romance novel set in England, the story incorporates paranormal elements, a heroine who plans to be a businesswoman, and a sexy hero who needs to wed to leave the Fae world behind.


Blurb:

In 1885, a proper Victorian woman's place was in the home. Convention never appealed to Hallie Pinefoy.

But plans for financial independence through a successful doll-making venture have one impediment. She's inherited a curiosity shop and a handsome business partner who's proving to be a delicious distraction.

When Bremen Tyler inherits a shop in coastal England, he breaks from the mystical Ancestral clan to live a normal life. The only way to guarantee a permanent break is to marry his Heart Match, a perfect soul mate. Bremen recognizes the captivating Hallie as his true love, but she isn't cooperating with his courtship.

If he can retrieve the stolen Heart Gem, an Artifact of Love, he can use it to prove their match. The surface of the Gem reflects the essence of a couple's future life, but the risks are great. More importantly, will Hallie realize true love doesn't need proof?

Excerpt:

Hallie’s bottom shifted from Bremen’s lap onto the cold stone garden bench. Why was he stopping just when the moment was getting interesting? Then she heard the footsteps in the distance, rustling along the garden path. Her head still blissfully dazed, Bremen’s possessive hands moved to straighten the aquamarine gown’s bodice, which had drawn away completely from her breasts.
Clay’s face was an angry red, even in the dark night. She jumped at the intrusion and attempted to yank her hand out of Bremen’s, but his firm palm held on without releasing.
“Bremen Tyler, how dare you encroach on our relationship? Hallie and I have a long-established agreement among our families. You must honor this arrangement and withdraw your presence.” The shrillness of Clay’s voice reverberated through the grounds.
“I haven’t been informed of a promise or understanding. In fact, I have heard from the lady she is uncommitted. A state I’m determined to reverse.” Bremen’s deep voice was low and controlled.
“She would be committed to me if it were not for you. You are confusing her; she loves me but you are filling her head with promises and nonsense.”
“I have given Hallie neither false promises nor nonsense. She knows my true feelings.”
“She also knows my feelings and has said she will consider my offer.” 
“If Hallie tells me it is you she wants, I’ll say no other word.”
“Hallie, tell him you will marry me. I believe my request was clear at supper,” Clay demanded.
“My love, make your wishes known, and we will visit the reverend directly,” Bremen countered.
Both men stared, waiting for a decision.

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9 comments:

  1. Hello, Isabella ! I'm a fan of historical romance and my two favorite eras are Medieval and Victorian and sometimes I really like when there is a zest of paranormal ... I love the blurb (interesting and unusaual story !) I'm going to buy a copy today with a few other books I wanted on Amazon. Many thanks Cathie for having invited Isabella Macotte today. I'm thrilled to have discovered a new writer.

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope you love the story.

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  2. Hi BlackTulip, I'm glad you like the sound of Isabella's novel. Me too! :-)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Love the concept of the story... now I'll have to see if I can talk my librarian into getting it.

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    1. Thanks! Hope your library will get it. My library purchased and has on the shelf now!

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  4. Nice to meet you, Isabella. I absolutely love your cover!
    Your book sounds great, too.
    I wish you the best of luck with your sales.
    Neecy

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  5. Thank you, NoraA and Neecy for popping in. Delighted you spotted another fabulous writer. :-)

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