Saturday, February 17, 2018

Romance Reviews Magazine: Georgian Romance - French Revolution.

Romance Reviews Magazine: Georgian Romance - French Revolution.: Reviewed by Francine. Book Back-cover Blurb : From elegant London ballrooms to the dungeons of Paris… It is 1792 and Visc...

Monday, February 5, 2018

Booksweeps Promo! 35 + Fantastic authors! Plus a brand new eReader!



Today, I have a fun surprise that I’d like to share with you.

I’ve teamed up with 35+ fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of crime thrillers to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

Oh, and did I mention you'll receive a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering? ;D

You can win my novel MURDER IN DEVON, plus books from authors like James Scott Bell and Rachel Van Dyken

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: http://bit.ly/criminalintent-feb2018

Good luck and enjoy!


Maggi


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Countdown to Valentine's Day! Great prizes!







The reader prizes will be: 
·         1 - $100 Amazon gift card
·         1 - $  75 Amazon gift card
·         1 - $  50 Amazon gift card
·         2 - Kindle Fire's with Alexa

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Great review for Hostage to Love by Maggi Andersen

Simply Extraordinary!

I was blown away by the depth and scope of Maggi Andersen and her talent! It's amazing that she is able to weave together an extremely complicated plot involving multiple love stories.
France during the "Reign of Terror" was full of madness and bloodloss. No one was safe no matter their station in life and by no means we're just the Aristocrats brutally slaughtered.
Maggie takes us from the relative safety of England into the French countryside and into the very heart of Paris.
Her characters must reach into the bottom of their souls and call upon hidden reserves of strength and courage. Your stomach will drop in fear and you may even hold your breath at times wondering how disaster and death will be averted. The romantic in you will be well satisfied by the love and sensuality among her characters. Because even I'm the midst of chaos of you truly follow your heart whatever the danger it is always worth the risk. Amazon

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

New release today! Hostage to Love. Grab it for 0.99 introductory price.

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It is 1792 and Viscount Beaumont has buried himself in the country since his wife died. But now his daughter, Lady Henrietta, has come of age and he must squire her in her London Season.

Verity Garnier is an actress whose father has been thrown in a French dungeon. To free him she must deliver Anthony Beaumont in trade. She travels to London to seduce Beaumont into following her to France. She doesn’t plan on falling in love.

When Beaumont goes on his own to France to save his brother-in-law from the guillotine, Verity follows him, reluctantly taking along his daughter who refuses to be left behind.

After soldiers of the Revolution capture Beaumont and his brother-in-law, Verity, and Henrietta must find a way to save them.

Christian Hartley, a British agent that Henrietta plans to marry, joins their fight.
Will everyone find a safe way home, or will they face the guillotine?

RT Book Reviews

“This is an adventure not to be missed. The excitement mounts as danger appears around every corner. The devastation of the French Revolution is a backdrop to the well-executed plot. Love is in the air for three couples, but will they survive to realize their dreams?”
“Maggi Andersen does it again with a riveting story of spies and counter spies, villainous men of power, and Jacobins, and all set during the French Revolution (1792).”
Francine Howarth.




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hostage to Love A Georgian Adventure Romance Preorder 0.99! Interesting facts about the French Revolution.





 HOSTAGE TO LOVE

Available for Pre-Order

Pick it up at the introductory price of 0.99cents!

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 BOOK DESCRIPTION

It is 1792 and Viscount Beaumont has buried himself in the country since his wife died. But now his daughter, Lady Henrietta, has come of age and he must squire her in her London Season.
Verity Garnier is an actress whose father has been thrown in a French dungeon. To free him she must deliver Anthony Beaumont in trade. She travels to London to seduce Beaumont into following her to France. She doesn’t plan on falling in love.
When Beaumont goes on his own to France to save his brother-in-law from the guillotine, Verity follows him, reluctantly taking along his daughter who refuses to be left behind.
After soldiers of the Revolution capture Beaumont and his brother-in-law, Verity, and Henrietta must find a way to save them.
Christian Hartley, a British agent that Henrietta plans to marry, joins their fight.
Will everyone find a safe way home, or will they face the guillotine?
RT Book Reviews
“This is an adventure not to be missed. The excitement mounts as danger appears around every corner. The devastation of the French Revolution is a backdrop to the well-executed plot. Love is in the air for three couples, but will they survive to realize their dreams?”

Facts about the French Revolution:

Bread cost an arm and a leg (and subsequently a head or two)

By 1787, France was teetering on bankruptcy and the price of a loaf of bread had skyrocketed to a week’s wage for the average worker. This was practically all people ate and so going without or replacing it with something else, say, cake, wasn’t an option. Even if Marie Antoinette never suggested anything of the sort (and most historians agree that she didn’t), the fact remains that making your subjects’ single source of sustenance exorbitantly expensive is a sure way to ensuring they lose their minds and, shortly thereafter, you lose your head. Bread prices also inspired a Women’s March on Versailles in October 1789.


Telling the time was totally different from today

For 12 years between late 1793 and 1805, the French Revolutionary Calendar replaced the Gregorian calendar. There were still 12 months, but they were divided into three ten-day weeks, each ending in a day of rest and festivity equivalent to Sunday. Each day was split into ten hours, every hour into 100 minutes, and each minute lasted 100 seconds. The remaining five or six ‘complementary days’ needed to match the solar year were placed at the end of the twelfth month. Almost identical to the calendar used by the Ancient Egyptians, the main difference was that it began on the autumn equinox instead of the summer solstice.


The French Revolution gave the world its first public zoo

A 1793 decree from the National Assembly required all privately owned exotic animals to be transferred to the menagerie at the Palace of Versailles or killed, stuffed and donated to the scientists of Paris’ Jardin des Plantes. Thankfully, the animals’ lives were spared and, before long, the old menagerie was closed down and a new zoo opened within the park. In its early days, the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes was free to the public because its founder, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, believed that the public should be educated about exotic animals kept in their natural environment.


Cheers,

Maggi
Reference: Culture Trip.

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Available for pre order HOSTAGE TO LOVE an 18th Century Adventure Romance!

I'm thrilled to announce that one of my backlist novels is up for pre-order. HOSTAGE TO LOVE is a Georgian adventure romance. Pick it up at the introductory price of 0.99cents
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Book Description

It is 1792 and Viscount Beaumont has buried himself in the country since his wife died. But now his daughter, Henrietta, has come of age and he must squire her in her London Season.

Verity Garnier is an actress whose father has been thrown in a French dungeon. To free him she must deliver Anthony Beaumont in trade. She travels to London to seduce Beaumont into following her to France. She doesn’t plan on falling in love.

When Beaumont goes on his own to France to save his brother-in-law from the guillotine, Verity follows him, reluctantly taking along his daughter who refuses to be left behind.

After soldiers of the Revolution capture Beaumont and his brother-in-law, Verity, and Henrietta must find a way to save them.

Christian Hartley, a British agent whom Henrietta plans to marry, joins their fight.
Will everyone find a safe way home, or will they face the guillotine?

RT Book Reviews 


This is an adventure not to be missed. The excitement mounts as danger appears around every corner. The devastation of the French Revolution is a backdrop to the well-executed plot. Love is in the air for three couples, but will they survive to realize their dreams?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Baxendale Sisters Series now available for pre-order in a 5 Book Box Set!

Amazon and Smashwords.

Soon available on Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Google Play.  

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Release date 31st October 2017


Five sisters find love during their London season. Five short novels and novellas. A guaranteed happily ever after.

Nominated for several awards

LADY HONOR’S DEBT

LADY FAITH TAKES A LEAP

LADY HOPE AND THE DUKE OF DARKNESS

THE SEDUCTION OF LADY CHARITY

THE SCANDALOUS LADY MERCY

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Romance Anthologies DARING A ROGUE TO LOVE available for pre-order!



Hi everyone,

It’s spring here in Australia and heating up. It looks like we’ll have a hot Christmas. Time to start thinking about beach reads, and for those in cold climates, something to read by the fire.
Have you considered these two great anthologies filled with romances by bestselling authors?
DARING A ROGUE TO LOVE is released on 28th November 2017. It’s available now for pre-order
for 0.99cents. Buy Links:

If you haven’t read A MIDSUMMER’S KISS, it’s still available at 0.99cents. Enjoy this fabulous collection of kisses by bestselling and award-winning authors.
Like to begin a new Regency romance series? The first book in my Kinsey Family series is now available at the introductory price of 0.99cents.
Sometimes the biggest risk we take is with our hearts.
1821 London
At twenty-four, Lady Helen Kinsey has her future carefully mapped out. A life of gentle quietude in the country caring for her unmarried brothers and walking with her dog. It does not include marriage, a dream she banished after her first Season. But when a handsome earl enters Kinsey House in London on a mission to find out why their footman was poisoned, she finds herself drawn into solving the mystery. And despite resistance on her part worthy of an army maneuver, she is irresistibly drawn to the earl himself.
After Whitehall receives a letter warning of a plot against the Crown, Jason, Captain Lord Peyton, is sent to investigate. Surely the famous explorer, Lord Lawrence Kinsey could not be behind it. He is engrossed in roaming ancient libraries and tombs in the East and bringing back their treasures for the museum. But after Peyton finds a fragment of a burned letter it appears that something dangerous lurks in Kinsey House, and Peyton becomes determined to keep the defenseless family safe, and one member particularly. Lady Helen has built a wall around herself and holds him at arm’s length. But arm’s length is not where Peyton wants to be.
As the mystery unfolds it becomes imperative for Peyton and Lady Helen to work together, very closely indeed.
Review by Punya:
You just know that Jason and Helen belong together as you cheer them along the way when they investigate the murder of Bart and uncover the truth. There was another sub-plot concerning Jason’s sister Lizzy too. I can only hope that that’s leading to her own book. And it seems Charlie and Diana have already formed an attachment. ;) We’re not introduced to all the Kinseys yet but I really hope to in the next installments. Eagerly looking forward to the next in the series.
Cheers,
Maggi
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