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Fall is in the air…my favorite time of the year.

With Fall, it’s time for us to bring back one of our fans favorite bundles.  Here are a few pictures of my house dressed up for Fall and our new release.  Enjoy the season.


USA Today Bestselling and National Award-winning Authors Sue-Ellen Welfonder (writing as Allie Mackay) and Brenda Jernigan invite you on a journey to a more romantic and magical age full of passion, adventure, and legend!



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IT’s here  – Lords of Love & Legends  http://amzn.to/2p2mIMm

Lords of Love and Legends:  A nice reviews…..

#Goodreads – Elizabeth Mathis

Rating: 4.5/5 Penguins
Quick Reasons: adorably cute, steamy romances; historical fiction AND ghosts; a ton of snark, fun, and quirk; these characters leap off the pages; I’ve branched out again, it seems; the butterflies are strong with this read; realistic, believable romances

Huge thanks to Brenda Jernigan and Sue-Ellen Welfonder/Allie MacKay; Scott Publishing; and Book Unleashed for sending me a free digital copy of this title in exchange for an honest review! This in no way changed my read of or opinions on this book.

“Something that never started requires no end.”

“Magic neither begins not ends,” He came closer, reached to touch her cheek. “It simply is.”

Katla frowned, stepping back. “So you are not a wizard as well as a false god?”

“I am a man.”

As I’m sure you’ve all noted, I’m not usually big on historical romances. I mean, I love romance, and I love historical fiction, so why I haven’t dipped my toes into this genre more is beyond me–I guess it comes down to the whole, “too much to read, not nearly enough time” thing. Having read this collection of novels, though… I think it’s safe to say I’m branching out yet again.

These stories are FILLED with all the good stuff–historical fiction, a slight tinge of the paranormal, steamy romances and action-filled plots. The relationships are believable and realistic. I found myself rooting for every couple, despite the different hardships and scenarios they faced. Together or apart, these characters were vibrant and leaped off the pages–bringing their personalities and complex quirks with them.

“How did you know where to find me?”

You ask? Precious lass, I would find you if you slipped beneath the edge of the great sea; if you climbed a moonbeam to the heavens and hid behind the stars.


I really enjoyed just how easy it was to settle into each story, as well. The authors know how to weave their words to draw a reader in and keep them enthralled, while still maintaining a suspension of disbelief that will leave you breathlessly anticipating every new page. There’s also a fun element of surprise–I went into each novel “blind,” and not knowing what to expect only helped me to enjoy the journey that much more. The snark ebbs and flows with the characters’ emotions, the humor was chuckle-inducing, and the butterflies! The butterflies were large and in charge for the entirety of this read.

Overall, I REALLY enjoyed this collection of novels, and will from here out probably be picking up more historical romances like these. These authors made this journey snark-filled, action-driven, and super steamy…and I cannot wait to pick up more of their works in the future. I recommend this collection to lovers of realistic romances, plots with just a hint of paranormal, and vibrantly written characters. Take a walk on the historical side, penguins; you might be surprised by what awaits you! (less)


“Brenda Jernigan writes books rich with emotion, brimming with laughter and tears and most of all love.”

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May you day be filled with roses.


 #Amazon All Star

        Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #378 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)


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GENTLEMEN ALWAYS PLAY FAIR was released yesterday. A six book collection of Scottish and English medieval, regency, and Victorian historical romances by NYT best-selling authors Cheryl Bolen, Barbara Devlin, Allie Mackay, Tarah Scott, Cynthia Wright, and myself (Brenda Jernigan). There is something for everyone.  Also if you are Kindle Unlimited – you can read the book for free.