Feb 252014
 

Though it no longer stands, during the Regency, Grosvenor House held one of the finest collections of paintings in all of England. In today’s article, Regency romance author, Angelyn Schmid, shares her research into this remarkable house and the extraordinarily wealthy family that owned it, and the surrounding property. The question is, once you have read Angelyn’s article, would you want to live in this house?

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Feb 212014
 

New Releases from Authors of The Beau Monde Chapter (Regency Historical) of Romance Writers of America

Our new releases and other Regency related articles are available for download in 
The Regency Reader – February 2014

The Heart of a Duke
Samantha Grace, Christi Caldwell, Olivia Kelly, Robin Delany, Aileen Fish
Traditional/Nothing more than kissing
Print/ eBook

Five friends receive a pendant from a gypsy along with a prophecy that whoever
wears the necklace will win the heart of a duke. With varying expectations, each girl accepts
her turn with the good luck charm—and a chance at happily ever after—secretly fearing
the gypsy’s tale may be nothing more than a plot to sell a worthless piece of jewelry.

February 3, 2014
https://www.samanthagraceauthor.com/

 

Jade Lee
What the Groom Wants (Bridal Favors)
Sourcebooks
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact
Print/eBook

An honest love…

Radley Lyncott has been in love with Wendy Drew as long as he can remember. When he went to sea, she was too young to court. Now that he’s returned to take up his Welsh title, he is appalled to find that debt has ruined the Drew family, and—even worse—Wendy is being courted by another man.

Or a dangerous attraction?

Family comes first for seamstress Wendy Drew, who is forced to settle her brother’s debt by working nights at a notorious gambling den. But her double-life hasn’t gone unnoticed—she has captivated none other than Demon Damon, a nefarious rake who understands Wendy’s darkest desires and is hell bent on luring her into his arms.

Praise for Wedded in Scandal:
“An erotic tale full of emotion…. Jade Lee is an exceptional author, filling her stories with color and excitement.” —Fresh Fiction

Praise for What the Bride Wore:
“Passion-filled Regency…Readers will savor the red-hot love scenes.” —Publishers Weekly

February 4, 2014
www.jadeleeauthor.com

Ava Stone
My Favorite Major (Heroes Returned)
Night Shift Publishing
Historical/Some Sexual Contact
eBook/audiobooks

When her longtime fiancé returns home from the victory at Waterloo, Amelia Pritchard suspects he’s not the noble, upstanding gentleman she’s always believed him to be. After breaking their betrothal, she flees to London with the hope of starting her life over and putting the past firmly behind her.

Battle weary Major Philip Moore finds himself intrigued by the lovely Miss Pritchard. Though he’s recovering from a broken heart of his own, more than just his honor urges him to protect the lady when her nefarious ex-beau arrives in Town with the most wicked of intentions.

February 1, 2014
http://www.avastoneauthor.com

 

Cara Elliott
Sinfully Yours (The Hellions of High Street, Book 2)
Grand Central Forever
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact
Print/eBook
Graphic Sexual Contact

Miss Anna Sloane is in desperate need of some of peace and quiet.  Much as she’s enjoyed being part of her older sister’s madcap misadventures with the Earl of Wrexham, they have wreaked havoc with her own secret endeavors. And with a deadline looming for her next racy romance novel, London—and the notorious “Devil” Davenport—is proving all too distracting. So Anna is happy to accept an invitation to a remote Scottish castle, even though she knows her mother will be matchmaking with the visiting German prince and his shooting party.

But the visit quickly takes an unexpected turn. Something sinister is afoot . . . including Davenport, whose presence ignites all sorts of alarming questions. Determined to discover just what he is up to, Anna decides to do some investigating—only to find that he, too, is hiding a surprising secret. They agree to a grudging alliance in order to foil a cunning conspiracy. But as danger swirls all around them, the biggest threat may be their own fiery passio

February 4, 2014
http://www.caraelliott.com

Feb 182014
 

A cross-post from The Regency Redingote:

As with many other curious things which have been chronicled here, the decade of the Regency saw the last lingering use of the Long S, at least in print. Most people continued to use it in those documents which they wrote by hand, regardless of its demise on the printed page.

The Long S, what it was, its origins, its rules of usage and how it passed into history … almost.

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Feb 142014
 

What is your bedtime routine? How does the bedtime routine of a Regency lady compare with yours? Regency romance author, Regina Scott, whose latest print book is The Wife Campaign, gives us a glimpse into the preparations a Regency lady must make before she could retire for the night. Would you be willing to go throught that, every night?

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Feb 112014
 

A cross-post from The Regency Redingote:

Stones and dust hardly seem the things of romance. And yet the behaviour of these particular stones and this special "dust" is frequently used as a metaphor for the power of romantic attraction. However, that may not be immediately obvious to those of us living in the twenty-first century, because these are the names which would have been used in the Regency for naturally occuring elements. Today’s romance authors tend to use the modern-day names for similar, but man-made, versions of these objects.

Of lodestones and smith’s dust …

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Feb 072014
 

Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, married comparatively late in life, to a woman whom he had loved as a young man. Sadly, his wife was not suited to life as the spouse of a public figure, and the marriage was not a success, for either party. Today, Cheryl Bolen, award-winning Regency romance author, whose most recent book, A Lady By Chance, was released last month as part of the Scandalous Brides boxed set, gives us a picture of the unfortunate marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington.

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Feb 032014
 

Rakes are popular as heros in Regency romance novels. And who doesn’t love a bad boy who is willing to improve himself for the love of a good woman? But not all real-life rakes were as romantic as their fictional counterparts. In today’s article, Regency romance author, Angelyn Schmid, shares her research into the history of rakes, and the life of one in particular. A man who would never qualify as a romantic hero, except perhaps in a tragedy.

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