More New Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde Chapter
( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.
RUINED BY RUMOR by Alyssa Everett
Regency Historical – Release date May 21
Carina Press, [ASIN] B007BBVC6M
After waiting five years for her fiancé to return from the war and marry her, Roxana Langley has been jilted! She may have longed for excitement, but this was not what she had in mind…
Who could possibly throw over a woman as beautiful and vivacious as Roxana? Certainly not Alex Winslow, the Earl of Ayersley, who has spent years trying in vain to forget his unrequited love. When he learns she’s been abandoned by her cad of a fiancé, he finds himself offering a shoulder for her to cry on. Comfort soon turns into a passionate kiss—and scandal when they are caught in an embrace.
Only one thing will save Roxana from certain ruination: marriage to the earl. The match may save her reputation, but responsible, tongue-tied Ayersley is a far cry from her dashing former fiancé. She’s convinced Ayersley is merely doing his duty…while he’s sure Roxana is still in love with another man. Are they trading one disaster for another?
INVITATION TO SCANDAL by Bronwen Evans
Regency Historical – Released 1 May 2012.
Kensington ISBN: 9780758259219
Her secrets are coming undone…
Plagued by scandalous rumors, Rheda Kerrich will stop at nothing to restore her reputation and make an honest living for herself-and she’s determined to do it without a husband.
But times are hard, and smuggling is a risky though profitable trade. So when a dashing agent for the English government catches her in the act, she desperately resists his charms and conceals her illicit profession. Until she realizes he may be the key to her ultimate freedom-and unbridled passion.
Rufus Knight, Viscount Strathmore, has never had trouble beguiling the ladies of Kent. When his search for “Dark Shadow,” a cunningly elusive smuggler, leads him to alluring and headstrong Rhe, her objections to his amorous advances merely incite a tantalizing game of cat and mouse. Soon, they’ll find the very secrets driving them apart could ensnare them in a love they can’t escape…
A PERILOUS JOURNEY by Gail Eastwood
Regency Traditional – Available May 15, 2012
A Regency Romance ebook reissue – Signet Regency (ebook),
Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, iTunes
Beset by troubles, a young runaway and her twin brother are helped on their journey by a handsome stranger who they later learn is the Earl of Brinton.
Crowded inns, bad weather, thieves and Bow Street Runners in pursuit are not enough to stop either the growing attraction between Gillian Kentwell and the earl or the trio’s progress across the miles to Scotland where Gillian hopes to find freedom and a new life.
But will even greater setbacks ahead shatter the fragile trust forged on the road and destroy their chances for true happiness?
Gail Eastwood - Winner of the 1994 Golden Leaf Award “Best Regency” and finalist for CoRWA’s Award of Excellence
THE MALORIE PHOENIX by Janet Mullany
Regency Historical – May 2012
eISBN: 978-1-937776-29-9 Amazon, B&N, Apple
She plays a deadly game, but nothing is as dangerous as love.
Benedict de Malorie, Earl of Trevisan, can never forget the masked woman he met one night at a London pleasure garden. The clever pickpocket stole his heart and his family’s prized jewel – the Malorie Phoenix. But the family treasure reappears in Benedict’s darkest hour, returned by its thief, along with the unexpected gift of his infant daughter.
Believing that she is dying, Jenny Smith leaves her daughter in the custody of the baby’s blueblood father. Seven years later she finds herself in good health and alone, yearning for her only child. To raise enough money to support them both, she takes part in a daring escapade that requires her to impersonate a woman of quality. She fools the ton and Benedict himself.
When Jenny finds herself entangled in a murderous plot against Benedict, the father of her child, her carefully laid plans begin to fall apart. All she wants is her daughter back, but she never thought she’d fall in love with Benedict. Revealing her part in the plot means she will almost certainly lose Benedict and their daughter forever. But continuing to play her role puts them all in terrible danger.
A MOST NAKED SOLUTION by Anna Randol
Regency Historical Novella – Release Date – June 2012
Avon Impulse, 978-0-06-211575-1
Sometimes the best solution is found in bed…
Lady Sophia Harding: Beautiful, Blond, and…capable of murder?
That’s what Lord Camden Grey intends to find out. It is Camden’s duty to uphold the laws of the land.
His neighbor’s pale beauty and winsome grace don’t make her the most likely suspect, but is the innocent and altogether beguiling look in her eyes the truth or is she secretly a scheming seductress?
Lord Camden Grey is entirely too distracting and too smart. Sophia knows that to keep her family’s secrets, she must avoid any entanglements with the powerful and brutally handsome man. But the pull of their mutual desire is all-consuming. Can Sophia trust Camden with the truth when she knows it might kill the love that grows between them?
TO RESCUE OR RAVISH? by Barbara Monajem
Regency Historical Novella
Harlequin, 978-1-459-23427-7 Release date July, 2012
When heiress Arabella Wilbanks flees a forced betrothal, the last person she expects to find at the reins of her getaway hackney is Matthew Worcester.
It’s been seven long years since they gave in to their mutual desires, but Matt still burns with regret for having to leave her without a word.
He should escort her to safety, but the chance to reclaim her proves impossible to resist…
THE UNREPENTANT RAKE, Available Now
TO RESCUE OR RAVISH? July 2012
A NOTE OF SCANDAL by Nicky Pentilla
Regency Historical – e-book Published May 17th, 2012
Evernight Publishing, 978-1-77130-026-1, asin B0083WA1G0
Available at Evernight Publishing and Amazon.
What’s the harm in a little white lie?
Especially when it could carry so much good—a new life for a wounded soldier, catharsis after long years of war, and an opportunity for lady composer Olivia Delancey to finally hear her music played in public.
Newspaper publisher Will Marsh refuses to compound the sins of his father’s generation by taking money to print propaganda. But with the end of the wars in France and America, he needs something new to drive Londoners to grab his paper first. Why not publish the score of the “Tune That Took Waterloo,” by a wounded vet, no less? As Olivia struggles to keep her secrets from this unsuitably alluring publisher, and Will fights to find the truth without losing his hold on this bright-eyed angel who has descended into his life, both discover another sort of truth.
Being the talk of London can be bad—or very, very good.
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A MARRIAGE MADE IN MAYFAIR by Tamara Gill
Regency Romance – Released June 2012
Decadent Publishing – http://decadentpublishing.com/
After a frightful first season, Miss Suzanna March is after one thing, revenge on the elusive rake, Lord Danning.
But with pockets to let, Lord Danning has other ideas and the newly improved Suzanna fits all his credentials as a future wife. But will Suzanna fall for such pretty words from a charmer only after one thing.
Or will Danning prove to Suzanna and himself that she is more than his ticket out of debtor’s prison.
A Good News Announcement from Katharine Ashe
CAPTURED BY A ROGUE LORD won a 2011 Reviewers’ Choice Award for best “Historical Romantic Adventure”.
Plus…. Katharine sold a new trilogy to Avon, plus a novella.
Three (very different) sisters are promised delightful futures by a fortune teller, but only if one manages to marry a prince!