Friday, February 7, 2014

Beverley Kendall Book List

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Interview with Beverley Kendall
When not writing, what hobbies do you enjoy?
I love knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, baking, needlepoint and sewing. As you can probably tell from my list, I love making things. I’m also a bit of a tech geek so I’m always fussy around with my site and I’m constantly thinking of apps I can create.

When did you start writing?
I started writing when I was probably around 19. I wanted to write for Harlequin and submitted the first three chapters of my half-finished manuscript to them. Life got in the way and I truly started writing for publication at the end of 2006. I finished my first novel ever in 2007 and sold it to Kensington in 2008. That novel is Sinful Surrender.

What is your favorite genre?
Gosh that’s a real tough one. Honestly, right now it’s a flip between adult contemporary and new adult romance. If push came to shove though, I’d probably go with adult contemporary.

Do you enjoy reading your own stories?
Not right away. I like to come back to them about a year after I’ve released it and I usually get all nostalgic when I read them then.

Do you laugh and cry while writing your books?
I don’t cry but I will sniff over the very emotional scenes. Laugh? Oh yes, I’ve had many laugh out loud moments when I’m writing. I sometimes find myself extremely amusing.

Favorite book or character you have written?
My favourite book thus far is AN HEIR OF DECEPTION. It was the most heart wrenching for me. But I have to say, my new adult prequel THE TRAP and TRAPPED is now right up there with that one. It’s very angsty and very emotional. I definitely love it when my characters have to go through a bit of hell to find their HEA.

Any advice for those who are just starting out?
Learn your craft well and keep writing.

Do you ever forget that the characters are not real?
As a writer, I think you have to. For me, that’s how I get into their heads and bring them to life. It’s what makes them authentic to me and hopefully to my readers in those hours they immerse themselves in their lives.

Do you read the same types of books you write?
Absolutely. I couldn’t write them if I didn’t. 
The Elusive Lords Series
Book 1: Sinful Surrender
Millicent “Missy” Armstrong is entering her fourth London Season, but not for lack of suitors. Since her debut three years ago, Missy has received twenty marriage proposals. But she is interested in only one man—her brother’s best friend, James Rutherford. As a child, Missy looked up to James. As a grown up, her admiration has blossomed into the longings of a beautiful, sensuous woman—and she won’t rest until James admits his love—and desire—for her…

James Rutherford rues the day he let his physical weaknesses get the better of him by kissing Missy. His best friend has made it clear that Missy is off limits, and though he’s avoided her for three years, he hasn’t forgotten the feel of her soft lips pressed against his—and it seems neither has she. For no matter how much James tries to discourage Missy, he keeps winding up in her arms, sharing heated caresses that promise the most delirious pleasure...
Book 2: A Taste of Desire
She Challenged His Pride
Lady Amelia Bertram may have a reputation as the most brazen beauty of the ton, but she shocks even herself when she accidently--and loudly--derides one of society's most eligible bachelors in the middle of a crowded ballroom. The timing of her faux pas couldn't be worse, for her father is seeking someone to take her off his hands that very night. . .

He Challenged Her Willpower
But when Thomas Armstrong overhears the so-called "Lady" Amelia slandering his sexual prowess in public, he cannot help but accept the dare implicit in her words. To her father's great delight, he offers to take her to his secluded country estate--properly chaperoned, of course--to teach the girl a lesson in ladylike behavior. . .
Book 2.5 - All's Fair in Love and Seduction 
Lord Derek Creswell is bitter towards a family that tried to trick his brother into a marriage 6 years ago. When he sees the beautiful Elizabeth Smith, he does not realize that she is a younger sister to the chit who caused such trouble with his brother Henry. And by the time he finds out who she really is...his heart wishes it weren't true.

Elizabeth finds that Lord Creswell is even more handsome than she thought when she was fifteen. When he kisses her in the garden at a party she could almost feel like a wanton. Too bad the biggest talk of the town has caught her in the act...thankfully the woman don't know who she was with. But her cousin aims to see Derek married to her. Elizabeth knows she has to tell him the truth of who her family is but as in all good tales...the time never seem right and they always find out the wrong way. It seems while her heart softens towards Derek, his heart hardens toward hers.

This is a free ebook and is part of a series. The characters from the earlier books are present through out this one and the book after. If you enjoy a good Regency series, this is a well written book and from the sample chapters at the end of this book...the others look well worth the read. Book 1: Sinful Surrender, Book 2: A Taste of Desire, Book 2.5 All's Fair in Love and Seduction and Book 4: Heir of Deception.
**Sensual situations
Book 3: An Heir of Deception
A man devastated by love
After three years of carousing and debauchery, Alex Cartwright, heir to the Duke of Hastings, has put his life back in order. Having embraced sobriety for two years, he has no intention of revisiting the past or risking his heart again. But the return of the very woman who introduced him to the darkest side of hell brings not only the painful, haunting memories of bittersweet love and abandonment, but the son he never knew he had...

A woman silenced by secrets
Threatened by the revelation of a secret that could destroy her family’s place in society and forever tarnish a dukedom, Charlotte fled England on her wedding day five years ago. Now, although it appears that secret is safe, when Alex discovers her other secret—their son—Charlotte has an altogether different battle ahead. She must now fight one love to hold onto the other—the man whose touch still makes her burn, for the child who is her very world.
Unforgettable You Series
Book 1: Only for You
Olivia Montgomery has left the past behind in Maryland as she moves on to college. At least that was what she thought until the past walks into her French class looking as handsome and sexy as always. He also gives her the same look as always, the one that says he can like anyone in the world….but her.

Zachary Pearson couldn’t believe out of all the schools Olivia is in the same one as his. He fought through four years of high school to ignore her. With her blonde hair and gorgeous body making an all around beautiful package, ignoring her wasn’t easy then….and even harder now. Like he needs more to deal with besides a dad plotting his career and a crazy ex who won’t accept that it’s over.

I really liked the way the author wrote each character as first person and it was always clear who was speaking, as if you were watching the story happen through their eyes. This couple have many ups and downs and their emotions come through loud and clear. There are also a couple side stories going on that will be part of the next two books; Those Nights in Montreal and April in Milan.
**Sexual Content and Language
**Received through NetGalley for review
Book 1.5: All Over Use 
Rebecca ‘Becca’ broke things off with Scott a year ago. Only her heart had never let go. She saw him at one party last year, hitting on her friend Olivia, but this year he seems to be stalking her. He’s been at the last three parties she went to. When he asks for a second chance she goes to battle with herself. Her heart and body saying yes, her mind saying no that she’ll only be hurt again.

Scott Carver didn’t understand why his girlfriend suddenly dumped him a year ago. He had an inkling why she still might be mad at him, but it ends up he was totally off base. Who can understand women? They say the opposite of what they mean. Now he is going to win her back and tell her the truth about his past secrets as well. When the time is right of course.

The readers met Scott and Becca in book one, When in Paris. Becca is a friend of Olivia and the author brings those characters from book one into this story as well. Rebecca has stronger rejection issues because of her father’s abandonment and she has to learn to separate Scott from her dad, and learn how to forgive. The next books to be added to this series are April in Milan and Letting Go in London.
**Sexual content and language
Yet to come...
Book 2: Always Been You - Troy & April
The best way to ruin a perfectly wonderful friendship?
Have sex with your BFF.
April Wheeler learned that lesson the hard way with her best friend, Troy Ridgefield. When Troy chalks up the best sexual experience of her life to too much alcohol, pride and hurt won’t allow her to contradict him. But trying to put the “incident” behind her and get their friendship back on track is like trying to “unring” a bell. Now April must decide whether to go for a sure thing with someone else, or go for broke and risk losing it all by reaching for something more with her best friend.

Last year, Troy crossed the “friendship” line with April the day devastating news turned his life upside down. Gone is the security he once took for granted and making the pros is no longer simply a goal but the answer to all his problems. However, football and a rigorous college curriculum don’t allow for distractions—and his gorgeous best friend is distraction personified. It’s only when it looks like April is getting serious with someone else that he realizes she’s worth whatever sacrifice he needs to make to be with her. 

Unfortunately, the life-altering events of a year ago could take one more casualty…their relationship.
Forever With You (2015)
Emily & Graham's Story
The Temptresses Series
Book 1: Twice the Temptation
Lucas & Catherine's Story
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Temptation is as old as Adam and Eve. Unfortunately, succumbing to it is as natural as breathing to the gentlemen in the haut ton. Applying themselves fully to the task of saving prospective brides bent on fidelity, Catherine Rutherford, Olivia Wakefield and Meghan Townsend will discern the faithful from the philanderers. What they hadn’t counted on was emotional entanglements…

Catherine Rutherford has been smitten with the sinfully handsome American, Lucas Beaumont, since the moment they met a year ago. And he appears just as enamored of her, for following his return to London he launches a seductive campaign to ensnare her heart and capture her hand in marriage. Never has a courtship gone so well…that is until Catherine discovers Lucas was in love with her sister first.

Although she and her twin share the same face, Catherine refuses to share a man’s affections much less be any woman’s substitute. With the aid of her twin and her friends, Catherine challenges the man she loves to the ultimate test of fidelity. Posing as her heartbroken sister—who is really anything but—Catherine seeks his solace from an “unhappy marriage” and begins a tempestuous game of seduction where the true proof of his love lies in his immunity to her charms.
Book 2: The Road to Temptation
Rhys and Meghan's Beginning
Book 3: A Wicked Temptation
Rhys and Meghan's Story
To A "T" Series
Book 1: The Trap

Book 2: Trapped
THE SURROGATE (Prequel & Novel) - Adult contemporary


  1. Thank you for stopping by Judy's party! I loved your interview! I have read all of your Historicals, I even did a review of "Twice the Temptation" on Goodreads. I am anxiously awaiting- "The Road to Temptation" and "A Wicked Temptation." Now I have your contemporary books to check out!

    1. Thanks, Lisa. Meghan and Rhys are just a treat to write. LOL.

  2. Enjoyed your interview. I like reading your books, even your contemporary. Thank you for this interview.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it Debbie. Thanks for dropping by. :)

  3. Congratulations on your success. Sinful Surrender was such a good first book. Could you have envisioned back then that you would be self-publishing someday?

  4. Lovely interview Beverley, it's always fun to read your comments and learn more about what you're working on now.