August 2017 Releases
Redeeming the Marquess (His Majesty’s Hounds)
A determined Lady, an handsome, yet impoverished Marquess, a flock of suitors, a difficult inheritance, a deception revealed, an unexpected love.
Lady Georgiana Branley, younger daughter of Baron Tillingford, has changed since her father’s death. She has come to terms with the fact that another man now carries what was her father’s title, and has dedicated herself to learning as much about managing her estates as possible. There is just one thing stopping her from being completely happy. Her father’s will specified that, until she marries, her estates will be held in trust for her by her sister’s husband to be – The Duke of Rotherhithe. Georgiana has no interest in marrying some society fop. She just wants to manage her estates. But the Duke promised her father that he would see her wed, and wed well – and he intends to make that happen. At the House party which is held before the Duke and Cordelia’s wedding, all Georgiana wants to do is leave – until she meets the Marquess of Dartworth – who is unlike any other man of the ton that she has met.
Oliver Kentworthy, Marquess of Dartworth, inherited a title, run down estates, and a large collection of debt. Returning from a few years of living in the Americas, Oliver sees the ton with new eyes – and is not impressed. He is only at the Duke’s house party because of a promise the Duke made to his father. The members of the ton make their disapproval of the almost paupered young peer very unpleasantly obvious – the only thing that makes Oliver want to stay is Lady Georgiana…
Can Lady Georgiana get her way, and choose the path of her own life? Can Oliver overcome the terrible heritage he has been left, and be accepted by society? Will these two, who feel out of place amongst the ton, find happiness together, or will others’ prejudice drive them apart.
Finding the Duke’s Heir (His Majesty’s Hounds)
A bored Lady, a despairing Duke, a charitable project, a Lady lost, a secret heir, a new chance for love.
Julian Stafford, Duke of Windemere, has never quite recovered from the loss of his only son in a duel — a duel that need not have happened, had his now deceased wife not taken the attitude she did. His son’s betrothed disappeared, and now he has nothing but dealing with his dead wife’s debts to fill his days.
Widow, Lady Sylvia Edgeworth, Dowager Viscountess Pendholm, is looking for something to fill her days, now that both of her children are happily married. A charitable project seems just the thing. But when her offer to buy a house uncovers mysteries for the Duke, and brings them into close contact, life changes for both of them.
What really happened before the duel that took the life of the Duke’s son? Will the son’s betrothed ever be found? Does the Duke have an heir, after all? Can Lady Sylvia achieve her charitable goals – or will her attraction to the Duke distract her? Will the Duke allow himself to love again?
Love’s Harvest: A Regency Romance Harvest Collection (Regency Romance Collections)
Seven delightful regency romance stories from number one bestselling authors! Each story touches on the theme of Harvest – whether that is the actual golden days of late summer, and the harvest of the fields, or the harvest of one’s actions in life.
Lose yourself in regency romance and be swept away by love.
Courting the Country Miss (The Courting Series)
The Wild Rose Press
Cynical and broken-hearted, Leticia banishes dreams of marriage. When her childhood friend, Tristan, wagers he can find her the perfect husband, she hopes the challenge will coax him to forgo his devil-may-care lifestyle. Meanwhile, Leticia throws herself into forming her charity school but meets opposition—even from the people she’s helping.
Guilt-ridden that his past mistakes robbed Leticia of true love, Tristan vows to set it right, but match-making has its pitfalls for a repentant scoundrel. When he finds two ‘perfect’ gentlemen to court her, he discovers his own deep feelings for the lady.
Though Tristan seems to reform, Leticia doesn’t dare risk heartbreak with a notorious rake. When opposition for the school takes a deadly turn, can Tristan protect her from a madman bent on destroying their dreams and their lives?
A Diamond for a Duke (Seductive Scoundrels, #1)
Blue Rose Romance
A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night.
A dour duke.
Jules, the Sixth Duke of Dandridge disdains Society and all its trappings, preferring the country’s solitude and peace. Already jaded and cynical since the woman he loved died years ago, he’s become even more so since unexpectedly inheriting a dukedom’s responsibilities and finding himself the target of every husband-hunting vixen in London.
A wistful wallflower.
Forever in her stunning sister’s shadow, Jemmah Dament has adored Jules from afar for years—since as children they were the best of friends. She daren’t dream she can win a duke’s heart any more than she hopes to escape the life of servitude imposed on her by an uncaring mother. Jemmah knows full well, Jules is too far above her station. Besides, his family has already selected his perfect duchess: a poised, polished, exquisite blueblood.
But one enchanted night.
A chance encounter reunites Jules and Jemmah, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget. Jules realizes he wants more—much more—than Jemmah’s sweet kisses or her warming his bed. He must somehow convince her to gamble on a dour duke. But can Jemmah trust a rogue promised to another? One who’s sworn never to love again?
Caution: This Historical Regency Romance contains a duke who literally thumbs his nose at society, a sweet and intelligent wallflower with a secret dream, a villainess worthy of a fairy tale, and two delightful match-making dowagers.
Read this book for an emotional, entertaining, and romantic fairy-tale meets Regency world adventure you won’t want to put down.
King of Swords (Kings of the Tarot)
A fiercely independent spinster who desperately needs assistance . . .
Lady Cassandra Gardner will inherit fifty thousand pounds when she turns thirty—and just in time. She has a special purpose for her money, one no man could understand. But when her brother the duke tries to cheat her out of her fortune, she has no choice but to accept the help of the man who shattered her heart years ago.
A gallant nobleman who can’t resist rescuing a damsel in distress . . .
Lord William Poniard is looking for a wife, but the last woman he should consider marrying is his archenemy’s sister, the woman who hates him with a vengeance. Yet, when she is compromised by her brother’s nefarious scheme, he sees an opportunity not only to rescue the lady by marrying her but also to exact revenge on the duke for his past betrayal.
Will she accept his offer of help and at what cost?
Despite the long-standing animosity between Cassandra and William, sparks fly when their attraction to one another ignites into a passion neither saw coming. Will one night of rapture unite them or drive them apart? Can she forget past wounds and let him back into her heart? And can he convince her that she is the only woman he wants?
A Cornish Connection
A country maiden—a worldly man—an undeniable love
A determined man on a singular path, Harry Bryce is not pleased when the Crown awards him a title, nor is he gratified to learn of an unexpected inheritance in Cornwall. Even less welcome is the mandatory sabbatical from his position at the War Office, just when England needs every man in the fight against Napoleon’s subversive agents. Chafing at the unwanted holiday, Harry uses the time to inspect his new property, only to be entangled in the affairs of a young Cornish woman whose family and home are threatened with destruction. Compelled by his compassionate nature to assist her, he is caught in a complex situation that thoroughly disrupts his carefully ordered life.
In contending with repeated attempts on her brother’s life, an uncle unashamedly stripping the estate of income, and a greedy earl who is desperate to mine copper on her land, Kerra Trevaine needs all the strength and fortitude she possesses. But the arrival of the mysterious Mr. Bryce is perhaps the greatest danger she faces. For while he stands firmly against Kerra’s enemies, the dangerously attractive gentleman threatens to win Kerra’s heart—and that may be the most challenging test of all.
When the Scoundrel Sins (Capturing the Carlisles)
A MOST INDECENT PROPOSAL
Annabelle Greene needs a husband—and quickly. To inherit the only home she’s ever known, she must be married by her twenty-fifth birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just who to turn to…
Quinn can hardly believe that the shy bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking…and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He’ll help Belle find a husband and be on his way. But if he can’t control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames—of wicked desire.
A Love To Remember (Disgraced Lords)
Random House Loveswept
A fiercely independent duchess and a brooding, reclusive earl are tested by the demands of desire in this unforgettable romance from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Night of Forever.
For Rose Deverill, one husband was enough. As the wealthy widow of the Duke of Roxborough, she has cultivated an unsavory reputation meant to discourage wife hunters. Thanks to a string of steamy affairs, Rose is perfectly content to be known by polite society as the “Wicked Widow”—until she’s reunited with the man she fell in love with at age fifteen. Their bedroom encounters are scorching, but it breaks Rose’s heart to wonder whether her reckless behavior ruined her for Philip Flagstaff.
The second son of the Earl of Cumberland, Philip never wanted the title. But after Philip’s older brother, Robert, follows him into the Battle of Waterloo, his worst fears come to pass. Now Robert lies in a soldier’s grave, and Philip is determined never to pass on the inheritance to children of his own. Then Rose appears, soothing the pain with her delightful curves and passionate kisses. The notorious Duchess seems to want nothing from him—and yet Philip has never ached to give a woman more.
Romance Readers Guide to Historic London
Romance Readers Guides by Sonja Rouillard
The Romance Readers Guide to Historic London offers everything you want to know about the settings from historical novels, including fascinating backstories and which places still exist today. Inside you’ll find: a foreword by NY Times best-selling author Sabrina Jeffries ~ romance excerpts by Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and today’s best selling authors (Victoria Alexander, Mary Balogh, Lynne Connolly, Tessa Dare, Elizabeth Hoyt, Erin Knightley, Johanna Lindsey, and Delilah Marvelle) ~ 130 “Then and Now” illustrations showing how buildings have changed over the centuries ~ historical maps ~ even “for the guys” highlights. An entertaining and informative read for the armchair traveler, it’s an essential resource for anyone who wants to experience old-world London firsthand. Learn where to find an authentic Afternoon Tea or sleep in an antique four-poster bed or even a castle! This Guide is your companion to the Elizabethan, Georgian, Regency, and Victorian times, whether in the comfort of your own home or on that once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The Good, The Bad, And The Scandalous (The Heart of a Hero)
More Than Words Press
Andrew Elliott, Earl of Hartland, is no stranger to scandal. A notorious rake and eccentric genius, he fights crime in armor of his own design and celebrates his achievements with the merriest of widows. What the ton doesn’t know is that Hart has received a warning: danger is heading for London and it’s looking for Sarah Shipton.
Sarah discovers the bookshop her mother owns is failing and they will have nothing to live on when the month is out. So when the Earl of Hartland offers for her, she agrees to the marriage. But marrying Hart throws Sarah from the frying pan of imminent poverty into the fire of a world filled with science and peril she never knew existed.
How will Sarah cope with the knowledge that someone wants her dead? Can Hart keep her safe from a person hell bent on her destruction?
No Rest for the Wicked (The Heart of a Hero)
A solicitor by day, Michael Devlin spends his nights protecting the people of The Liberties…until
Enchanting the Duke (His Majesty’s Hounds)
A young Lady, a too charming Lord, and elegant Duke, an infatuation, a dramatic revelation of dishonourable behavior, a chance for real love.
Lady Cordelia Branley, daughter of Baron Tillingford, in London for the first time, is captivated by the charming and talented Lord Edward Fitzhugh, son of the Earl of Bolton. But her chaperone, Miss Millpost, is not so convinced of the young Lord’s character.
Lord Edward Fitzhugh makes a point of charming everyone – especially young Ladies with sizable dowries – and of winning at cards with remarkable frequency. He also makes a point of not answering questions about his life – with a degree of secrecy that raises questions in the minds of many.
Philip Canterwood, Duke of Rotherhithe, is set in his ways as a widower – until the request of his dying friend, Baron Tillingford, for help to ensure that the man, with whom his daughter is infatuated, is not a cad. Once he begins to look into it, everything changes…
Is Lord Edward as charming and pleasant as he seems? Or does something more sinister hide behind his carefully presented polish?
Will Lady Cordelia find true love in the end? Or will she be blinded by charm with no substance?
And will the Duke allow himself to love again?
Love, One Summer in Bath: A Regency Romance Summer Collection (Regency Romance Collections)
When the ton leave London for the summer, Bath becomes the social center – eight delightful Regency Romance stories of love in summer, all featuring the town of Bath.
Indulge yourself and be swept away by love.
Includes the following eight books:
Enchanting the Duke
How to Bewilder a Lord (How To Series)
Gavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook, has shed his rakish ways in the hope of winning Lady Louisa Adair’s heart, but neither she nor her parents consider him a suitable match. He convinces her to join forces with him to locate a missing family treasure by proposing a wager: if he finds the jewels, Lady Louisa must allow him to court her, but if she prevails, he must reveal the secret he’s keeping from her.
Lady Louisa might be the most sought after lady on the marriage mart, but she values her independence above all else and has no interest in giving up her inheritance to marry. As she spends more time with the charming earl, however, she starts to wonder if he’s worth risking her inheritance and her family’s disapproval… until she’s confronted with a scandal from his past.
An Unexpected Countess (The Secret Lives of the Ton)
The Earl of Hartwick delights in scandalizing Society with his behavior. But it’s his turn to be scandalized when, leaving a liaison, he bumps into Miss Sarah Forrester—in the rain, at night, on a rooftop!
Sarah is hunting for a diamond, and the last thing she needs is the infuriating Hart distracting her. But he’s looking for the jewel, too! They may be rivals, but the sparks between them are uncontrollable. And soon Sarah finds herself longing for another treasure—becoming Hart’s American countess!
Tammy Jo Burns
Wild Lord Taggart (Those Scandalous Taggarts – Book 2)
Tammy Jo Burns’ Books
He wants to forget the past…
Having just survived a duel, Reese Taggart, has decided he needs a change of scenery. Remembering a sugarcane plantation he won in a long ago card game, he sets off on an adventure where he hopes he can outrun the demons of his past.
She wants to carve out a future…
Circe Hayhurst just wants to escape the reputation of her parents, find a man to love, settle down have children. She also wants to be respectable. Sounds simple enough, right? Not so, when your shipboard companion to a Caribbean island is none other than Wild Lord Taggart. She is determined from the outset to stay away from him and see her plans through.
Fate wants to mess everything up…
Circe does not feel as welcomed as she thought she would at her uncle’s plantation on Barbados. Reese has found the plantation he won in a shambles with the only inhabitants a family of squatters and some errant mice. Nothing seems to be turning out the way either one wanted, but they always seem to seek each other out for comfort and solace. When situations go from bad to worse, will Reese and Circe reach out to one another, or are they both too stubborn to see what is in front of them? By the time they do, will it be too late?
The Duke Meets His Match (Infamous Somertons)
The daughter of an infamous art forger, Chloe Somerton grew up poor. Desperate to aid her sisters, she’d picked a pocket…or two. Now circumstances have changed, and Chloe has a chance to marry a young, wealthy lord. Only his mentor—a dark, dangerous duke—stands in her way. The duke knows about her past, and she’ll do anything to keep him from telling.
The moment Michael Keswick, the Duke of Cameron, sees Chloe Somerton, he recognizes her as a fraud. The stunning beauty with sapphire eyes and golden hair now appears to be a proper lady, but he knows better. What begins as a battle of wills soon escalates into a fierce attraction. In Chloe, Michael finds peace from the memories of war, but he refuses to marry…and she won’t settle for anything less.
Tempting the Marquess (The London Lords)
After his parents were brutally murdered, William Hastings, Marquess of Standish dedicated his life to duty, king, and country. For ten years he’s been immersed in the shadowy world of British government intrigues, until the day they ask the impossible—interrogate the innocent and lushly sensual daughter of a suspected traitor under the guise of courtship.
Lady Samantha Buchanan’s secrets could destroy her reputation, but she has returned to London for a Season long denied. Swept up in the intoxicating whirl of the ton—and a scorching reintroduction to her dashing childhood companion Lord Standish—it appears happiness is finally within reach. But where truth and deception intertwine, and deadly enemies circle, can love ever hope for victory?
Only a Hero Will Do (The Heart of a Hero)
Defender of the realm…and his wary heart…
Captain Grant Alexander is an enigma in London society. Dashing and handsome, he coldly eschews marriage. But the ton knows nothing of his role in the Legion: to bring Typhon, the traitor who seeks to destroy the British monarchy, to justice.
When Grant is thrown together with fellow Legion member Elizabeth Atwell, he’s instantly beguiled yet exasperated by this beautiful viscount’s daughter. She has little interest in combing the marriage mart for a well-bred, well-heeled husband, but is adept at code-breaking and handling a bow and arrow. She also refuses to do as she is told, insisting she accompany Grant on his mission.
As Typhon continues to evade capture and dark forces are at work, Grant realizes he must act, not only to protect the realm but Elizabeth too…not to mention his heart, which is in danger of thawing every time she comes close…
The Pirate and I (Devil’s Duke)
Years ago, Miss Esme Astell fell hopelessly in love with Charles Brittle, an unassuming and highly respectable London bookmaker.
Then he disappeared without a word.
The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again —
In a dark alleyway —
In a drenching rain —
In a chase with the police —
Can she resist falling again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he’s become?
Lost in Love (Road to Forever)
EVERY RELATIONSHIP HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS –
When Adelaide Formsby-Smythe insults the Duke of Selridge to the point she sees her own murder in his eyes, her wish that the ground would open up and swallow her seems a perfectly reasonable response. Until it does.
Thus, Major Marcus Winfield, now the Duke of Selridge, ends the worst year of his life by falling into an underground cave with the younger sister of his former fiancée. An offense punishable by—marriage!
EVERY MARRIAGE HAS ITS SECRETS –
Although he never imagined marrying Adelaide, Marcus decides they will limp along quite well together. There’s no need to mention he’s being blackmailed… or that his irritating new wife fills his nights with a passion he cannot deny.
Adelaide, however, having unexpectedly married the man of her dreams, will settle for nothing less than her new husband’s heart. She’ll make him love her. Far less bothersome that way when she has to tell him she’s a thief. And possibly a murderess.
AFTER ALL, EVEN THE ROAD TO FOREVER HAS A FEW BUMPS ALONG THE WAY.
The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager (A Waltz with a Rogue)
Blue Rose Romance
He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he couldn’t ever marry her.
A wounded hero.
An intrepid wallflower.
Two damaged souls searching for love.
Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts?
Caution: This book contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you’ll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own tantalizing romantic tales.
The Magnificent Marquess (New Revised, Expanded Editon)
Gail Eastwood (previous edition published as a Signet Regency)
Haunted by his past in India and determined to live by his own terms, the new Marquess of Milbourne has returned to London to take up the responsibilities of a title he never wanted or expected to have. Handsome and spectacularly wealthy, he is worshiped by the ton. He challenges their rules and adulation with his eccentric behavior until whispers of dark secrets begin to circulate about him.
Dutiful Mariah Parbury never thought her curiosity and thirst for knowledge would put her at odds with her own family, but once she meets the marquess she steps ever deeper into the briars. Will her path lead to love, or to heartbreak and scandal? Or will it cost her the highest price of all, her life?
“…a fascinating web of piquant romance and spine-tingling danger guaranteed to take your breath away.” —(4 stars) Romantic Times Magazine