Reviews FIERY SURRENDER sets out to place the reader in two war zones: one being the American Revolution, the other being the battlefield of those that love or are attracted to Monique. Morelli's ability to create a believable, realistic environment and storyline are on the mark. … Like most romance novels it makes history more dimensional and the characters alive in your mind and in your heart. Fast-moving plot, consistently true to history and good character development makes this book a keeper. - 4 out of 4 roses." - Denise Fleischer, Gotta Write Network Online "An inspiring, fast moving tale…beautifully researched … a rollicking adventure with a healthy dose of romance tossed in." - Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today "Full of spirit and life, the hero and heroine made me fall in love with them immediately. ...Ms. Morelli is a wonderful storyteller..." Rating: 4! - Teresa Henson, RomanceJunkies.com "You are in for a thrilling trip across the sea to the colonies in this fast paced novel that never lets you go for a minute. This is an exciting time in history too so whatever you do, don't miss this exquisite read." - Ann Tyler, Belles and Beaux of Romance "Dramatically sensual, full of life and action, FIERY SURRENDER is a swashbuckling historical romance in the very best sense of the word." - Kathleen Gilles Seidel, award-winning author of PLEASE REMEMBER THIS "Surrender to the charm and storytelling power of Linda Morelli's FIERY SURRENDER." - Eileen Charbonneau, award-winning author of RACHEL LEMOYNE "...goes beyond the average romance novel ...will take readers away to a different time and place." - The Montgomery County Sentinel "...a romantic tale of passion and intrigue...." - The Montgomery Gazette "Historical romance at its best." - Robin Bayne, author of A MATTER OF LIFE and COUGAR LAKE "…I had never read any books written about this time and place, and it was refreshing. …I thoroughly enjoyed your story." - Kate Jones, Athens, Georgia
"Fiery Surrender was FABULOUS! You are a remarkable writer. I was completely entranced with each page I turned. A friend of mine also read the book, she loved it." - Celeste O. Norfleet, author of PRICELESS GIFT, A CHRISTMAS WISH and SINCE FOREVER "For readers who miss the days of historical romance..... If you long for early Woodiwiss or Rogers, this might bring back fond memories." - Cathy Sova, The Romance Reader "…Fiery Surrender was wonderful! I just couldn't put it down." - Ellen Dye, romance reader Excerpt:
"No!" Pierre cupped her face in his hands and forced her to meet his gaze. "You escaped me once, my little Aphrodite. You shall not escape me again." Longing flared in his eyes. "You love me, do you not?" Monique struggled free of Pierre’s embrace and, whirling, walked away from him. Yes, she loved him, so much so that despair stung her eyes and flooded her soul. But they were pledged to others: he, to some fortunate unknown female and, she, to a Comte who would show her no mercy. She could only imagine her father's wrath if she were to give herself to Pierre, then shuddered when she visualized her future with Henri -- a man who had already accused her of being unchaste. She swallowed her trepidation and turned. "I do love you, Pierre. More than I ever thought possible. But it can never be..." He reached her in one long stride and cut her objection short when his mouth claimed hers in a fierce, hungry kiss that left Monique weak with her own need. She slipped her arms around his neck and returned the kiss with a passion that surprised even herself. Pierre lightened the kiss and mumbled thickly against her lips. "You had best leave now or I..." She brought her hand up between them and pressed a finger to his lips. A soft, trembling smile curved her lips as she shook her head. She wanted, needed his love, more than she feared for her future. Pierre read the desire in her beautiful emerald eyes, then his lips met hers again with a possessive savageness that stole her breath away. In one swift movement, he swept her effortlessly into his arms and headed for the stairs.