New Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde Chapter
( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.
Paths of Desire: Sweet Regency Edition by Shannon Donnelly
New edition for Traditional Regency Fans!
NO MAN’S MISTRESS…
She wants a rich lord for a husband—she won’t end like her mother, abandoned and broken.
NO WOMAN’S FOOL…
He wants to prove to his friend she’s the wrong woman—he knows too well the pain of a bad marriage.
The last thing either wants is to fall in love, but when desire leads to a passion that won’t be denied, how can the heart do anything but follow?
Romantic Historical Lovers notes: “a story where in an actress meets an adventurer wouldn’t normally be at the top of my TBR pile; but I’ve read and enjoyed other books by this author and so I thought I’d give this one a go. I’m glad I did. I was hooked and pulled right into the world of the story from the very beginning…Highly recommended.”
A Not So Respectable Gentleman by Diane Gaston
Harlequin Historical, 978-0373297016
Since Leo Fitzmanning returned to London, he’s kept his seat at the card table warm, his pockets full of winnings, but he’s learned that Mariel Covendalt, the raven-haired heiress who jilted him in his lowest hour, is being forced into marriage with a sadistic fortune-hunter. Will Leo return to
the society he detests to stop the marriage or go back to his clandestine existence and protect his heart?
Spin-off of The Diamonds of Welbourne Manor, “England’s most scandalous family” (RTBook Reviews)
The Warrior Laird by Margo Maquire
A Scottish Highland Romance, c 1717 *Not a Regency*
Avon Books, 978-0-06-212288-9
Haunted by horrors of his childhood, Dugan MacMillan has sworn to protect his clan at any cost… even if he must search for a rumored treasure and kidnap a beautiful thief to do it.
The MacMillan laird has never crossed paths with anyone quite like Lady Maura Duncanson. After he saved her from certain death, the comely vixen had the audacity to disappear with his treasure map, his only key to restoring his clan. Dugan has no qualms about taking Maura hostage, especially when he learns she is to wed a wealthy old baron who will pay him a fortune in ransom…a fortune his people desperately need.
But of course, Maura has no intention of returning to her despicable fiance.
And the longer Dugan spends in the bewitching hellion’s presence, the less willing he is to surrender her to any man… at any price.
“Maguire’s latest may be her most emotionally moving novel yet. Replete with incredible passion and characters who quickly grab readers’ heartstrings, THE WARRIOR LAIRD will not be easily forgotten.” 4 1/2 stars, RT Top Pick.
From Publisher’s Weekly – “Maguire makes smooth, fast-paced writing look effortless…”
A Lord for Olivia by June Calvin
Signet Regency Romance (InterMix)
Kindle Edition, Barnes & Noble.com, iTunes.com (eBook only)
Penniless and without prospects, Lord Edmund Debham has returned from war longing for a peaceful life in the English countryside. In a rustic tavern he plays a cocky young gentleman a few games of cards, hoping for some sorely needed funds. But he loses over and over, until he finds himself the prize, forced to marry an unattractive spinster.
Beautiful, fiercely independent Olivia Ormhill distrust all men since her former fiancé betrayed her hopes for happiness. She believes Edmund to be a gamester and opportunist, and refuses to countenance her brother’s odd wager.
Time reveals Edmund to be more than a handsome and charming wastrel, and her to be more than a frosty, arrogant blue-stocking. But before their mutual attraction has time to ripen into something more, Olivia’s former fiancé returns seeking to regain her affection. Confused and wary, can Olivia chose the best man for her while there is still time?
The Nobody by Diane Farr
Signet Regency Romance (InterMix)
Traditional Regency e-reissue
Publicly humiliated by a society snob, Caitlin Campbell flees unescorted into the London streets. When a stranger kisses her to cause a distraction and evade a gang of scoundrels, she’s aghast at his audacity. Then she discovers his identity as the dashing nobleman engaged to the very woman who insulted her! Now she finds herself drawn into a web of dangerous romantic intrigue, in which the only way out is to trust her heart.
“Diane Farr strikes all the romantic chords” (The Romance Reader) in this award-winning Signet Regency Romance classic, available digitally for the first time!
The Best by Farr
A Dead Bore by Sheri Cobb South
Belgrave House/Regency Reads
Escaping scandal following her husband’s death (In Milady’s Chamber), Lady Fieldhurst accepts an invitation to a Yorkshire house party. Tragedy follows her there when the vicar, author of a dull local history, dies in a fire. She suspects murder, and sends to Bow Street for John Pickett. Posing as her footman, he investigates from belowstairs while she gathers information above. But Pickett finds her assistance both a help and an all-too-pleasant hindrance.
Available from Amazon, B&N, or regencyreads.com
Coming in September 2012
Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer (first in the House of Brady series)
St. Martin’s Press 978-1-250-00988-3
A Season for Sin by Vicky Dreiling
Regency Historical Novella
FOREVER YOURS: Hachette Book Group
The Governess and Mr. Granville by Abby Gaines
Love Inspired Historical, 978-0373829323
The Way to a Duke’s Heart by Caroline Linden
Avon Romance, 978-0062025340