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MASKED LOVE blog tour

on November 11, 2013

For my latest blog, I tried something new. One of the great things about being published through Swoon Romance is that I’m able to review great books that I may not have read otherwise. MASKED LOVE, which was published Nov. 1, is the first regency romance I’ve read. I have to admit, when I heard “regency romance,” a part of me wondered if I could stay focused on it… definitely not usually my thing.

But, once I read the premise, I realized it was a story any woman could identify with, regardless of her age, or even the time period in which she lived.

And, it has a BEAUTIFUL cover, yes?


Here are the details:

Title: Masked Love
Author: Nicole Zoltack
Genre: Holiday/Christmas Regency Novella
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: November 1, 2013
Formats: eBook (mobi and ePub)

Masked Love by Nicole Zoltack
Isabelle is content being a maid, and will do anything for her lady, even accompany her to a masquerade ball. Lady Theodosia needs extra support and encouragement on this night, for tomorrow she will meet the man her parents have pledged her to.
Isabelle has never had occasion to attend such an event, and is at first ill at ease. But meeting an enchanting young man during the course of the evening makes her wish for a life she can never have. Thinking she will never see him again, she returns his flirtation and even reveals her face. Imagine her shock when he shows up the next morning, announcing his claim on Lady Thedosia.
Isabelle does all she can to avoid Lord Adrian Wingave, but then he not only sees her, he recognizes her. To make matters worse, Isabelle fears her feelings are not one-sided. Torn between duty and desire, Isabelle hopes for something more this Christmas.

Sounds intriguing, right? 🙂 It’s one of those forbidden love stories you can’t help but love.

At just 89 pages, MASKED LOVE is a quick but satisfying read. I was quickly sucked in to the characters, even though this is not a genre I typically read. Even in 2013, too often we discount something that could be true love because our society and times tell us you can’t possibly fall in love that fast, or that person’s out of your league. It’s the same basic story that Isabelle and Lord Adrian face. They feel connected to each other instantly, love at first sight if you will, but tell themselves at first it can’t possibly be for real, since he is a noble and she is just a maid. These are timeless themes– of love, honor, duty and friendship that still resonate years later.

So, even if you hear “regency romance” and instantly think “Not for me,” I’d urge you to give this story a chance. It’s a sweet romance that will leave you smiling in the end, I promise. 🙂

Here’s some info on Nicole:

Nicole Zoltack
Nicole Zoltack loves to write fantasy/paranormal, romances, horror, and historical, for all ages. When she isn’t writing about girls wanting to be knights, talking unicorns, and zombies, she spends time with her loving family. She loves to ride horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, dressed in period garb. Her current favorite TV show is The Vampire Diaries.


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