Search
Go

Rogue Phoenix Press is mainly an ebook publisher. Ebooks are available in three formats:  HTML, PDF, and Mobipocket (compatible with Amazon Kindle). After payment is received and your order is confirmed, you will receive instuctions on how to download the book in the format of your choice. Some books are also available in paperback as Print On Demand (POD) books.

Allura

SKU ALLURA
 

Allura by Christine Young

Historical/Regency Romance

Eddington , Scotland 1815

Allura McClellan is horrified by her father’s decision to take out an ad in the Times awarding her to the man strong enough and smart enough to win her hand and uncover her secrets.  She’s an intelligent young woman who takes great delight in the freedom allotted to her by her father.  She’s well aware that marriage would effectively curtail the adventures she’s shared with her sisters and cousins.

Hunter Gray is nothing like the other men who’ve arrived to vie for Allura’s hand in marriage and everything that goes along with it.  However, he is the first to refuse to concede defeat and pursue her despite her attempts to disguise her true appearance.  It’s her temperament that is of more concern to him than her looks.  Hunter has worked all his life with the hope of someday owning his own land.  Now that it looks like there’s a very real possibility that everything he’s ever wanted is within reach nothing is going to deter him – including Miss Allura’s disagreeable disposition.

  • Title: Allura
  • Author: Christine Young
  • Publication Date: 11/15/2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-936403-46-2
Your Price $0.99
Quantity
Add To Cart
 

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Title: Allura Genre: Historical Author: Christine Young Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne Reviewer Email: RJChrissyDionne@yahoo.com Publisher: Awe-struck E-Books ISBN: 9781587497223 Release Date: May 2009 Author Website: http://www.christineyoung.bz/ Author Email: achristay@aol.com Format: EBOOK Rating: 4.5 blue ribbons (if it wasn’t for the issue with Hunter’s father it’d get a 5) Eddington, Scotland 1815 Allura McClellan is horrified by her father’s decision to take out an ad in the Times awarding her to the man strong enough and smart enough to win her hand and uncover her secrets. She’s an intelligent young woman who takes great delight in the freedom allotted to her by her father. She’s well aware that marriage would effectively curtail the adventures she’s shared with her sisters and cousins. Hunter Gray is nothing like the other men who’ve arrived to vie for Allura’s hand in marriage and everything that goes along with it. However, he is the first to refuse to concede defeat and pursue her despite her attempts to disguise her true appearance. It’s her temperament that is of more concern to him than her looks. Hunter has worked all his life with the hope of someday owning his own land. Now that it looks like there’s a very real possibility that everything he’s ever wanted is within reach nothing is going to deter him – including Miss Allura’s disagreeable disposition. Allura is not at all happy with her father’s dictates and decision to marry her off to the man who can uncover her secrets and prove himself worthy of possessing his land, her hand and the title Laird. What she finds most disturbing is the intensity with which Hunter pursues his goal and goes about ensuring her safety – even from herself. He’s making it impossible for her to pursue her own pleasures and any adventures to the island the girls all love could result in him discovering the secret, thus he’d win her hand in marriage. Despite Allura’s discontent with Hunter’s constant presence she’s attracted to him and soon discovers that his kisses are addicting and while she longs for the freedom she treasures there’s a certain amount of pleasure in knowing he truly cares for her wellbeing. That doesn’t make her any happier about being ‘forced’ into marriage and there’s the little issue that Hunter is rigid and refuses to allow any woman any leeway with him. As if that isn’t enough one of the previous ‘suitors’ has returned and Guy makes Allura’s skin crawl and oozes an evilness that Hunter has dealt with for most of his life. Christine Young’s ALLURA is a delightful historical novel full of suspense, lovable characters, humor and a budding romance between two characters determined not to fall in love. Allura and Hunter’s stubborn, determined natures allowed for some interesting scenes as they attempted to get one up on each other. As a modern day woman I felt bad for Allura because technically her husband would dictate every aspect of her life and the freedom she loves would be a thing of the past. Hunter is unbending as far as to how he believes a wife should behave but falling in love changes him and his perception of Allura. Hunter and Allura are the main focus of this story but there are secondary characters whom I absolutely adored and would love to revisit in future novels (hint, hint). Especially the youngest sister Aiden and Hunter’s trusted friend Blade. He doesn’t believe in love and she’s determined to do whatever’s necessary to get him to notice her. SNIPPET— Allura has come to treasure her freedom and the adventures she shares with her sisters and her cousins but her father’s decision to find her a husband threatens that freedom. He’s placed an ad in the times in search of a man strong and smart enough to discover where exactly it is that the girls venture when they leave the safety of the castle.

Allura by Christine Young Publisher: Awe-Struck E-Books Genre: Historical Length: Full Heat: Spicy Rating: 3.5 Books Reviewed by Camellia With her golden hair and cobalt eyes, Allura McClellan was a trophy beyond compare. Her hand in marriage given to any man who could discover her secret, she set out to bedevil every man who answered the ad her father placed in the London Times until Hunter Gray and Englishman, discovered her island and banished all other men from her life. Burning with indignation and passion, she was determined to keep her secret from the arrogant Englishman and to keep her independence at any cost. The bastard son of an English earl, he made a name for himself in the service of his country. Hunter Gray vowed no one would keep him from winning the hand of the fair Allura and in doing so realizing his dreams. He was stronger and more cunning than the men who had come before. The man who had fought many a war against the French swore he would capture the heart of the passionate young woman he came to Scotland to claim. In early 1800s Scotland, women are often considered chattel with no control over events that affect their lives. Allura, her sisters, and cousins are misfits for this age. They want to develop their talents and control their own lives. Their magical island represents the unquenchable desire they have for freedom and it plays a major role in the story as Hunter Gray accepts the challenge Allura’s father issues in regard to winning her hand in marriage and all The McClellhan’s wealth. Hunter, a macho English soldier who believes no woman can be trusted, wants the material gain enough to wed Allura regardless of her good or bad attributes. Can you believe he says “all women are alike in the dark”? Mercy, is he in for a surprise. The secondary characters, especially Blade and Aiden, slip in and out of the conflicts between Hunter and Allura. They inevitably make matters worse even though their intentions are good. Guy, the antagonist, certainly plays havoc with their lives. He seems to have no redeeming qualities. The situation and characters are somewhat stereotypical, but Allura and Hunter are so well depicted, the reader can relate to them as if they are real people. People the reader hopes fervently will find some way to bridge the wide gap between their beliefs and values, thereby creating a way for the love they each feel to find a path that will lead Allura and Hunter to a happy-ever-after.

ALLURA CHRISTINE YOUNG ISBN # 978-1-58749-722-3 April 10, 2009 Awe-Struck E-Books, Inc. www.awe-struck.net Ebook $4.99 US 239 Pages Historical Romance Rating: 4 Cups Allura McClellan's father wants to see his daughters married before he passes on and has decided to run a contest to see who can reveal Allura's secret and, if correct, the prize is her hand in marriage as well as her land and titles. She fights her father every step of the way, clinging to the reasoning that she does not want to submit to a man and give up who she is because she takes pride in all she has learned and who she has become without a husband. All Hunter Gray's life, he has been treated horribly for being an English earl's bastard son and as an adult, fought for his country and became a mighty warrior. Now, he sees a chance to get everything he feels he deserves, money and land, and all he has to do is seduce Allura into marrying him. Even though a crackling fire rears itself every time Hunter and Allura are together, they truly try to fight the attraction, but for different reasons. As time goes by, feelings start to change and as they are in danger of losing themselves and more, can Allura and Hunter both get what they want? I really enjoyed this book by Christine Young. It has mystery, humor and, whew, steamy love scenes! An awesome group of characters make this read very entertaining, from the tough as nails Allura to her meddlesome younger sister, Aiden. There is never a dull moment throughout this book and you will surely not be disappointed. I can only hope that some of my favorites get a story of their own. Well done Ms. Young. Matilda Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
View All 3 Reviews
Write A Review