The Beau Monde

Jul 272013
 

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At The Duke’s Wedding (A Romance Anthology) by Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale

At The Duke's Wedding

Self-published
Regency Historical
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem–and romance. Four authors, four couples, four deliciously romantic surprises. When it comes to love, anything can happen…
www.atthedukeswedding.com

June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

How To Marry A Highlander by Katharine Ashe

How To Marry A Highlander

Avon Impulse
Regency Historical novella
With seven troublesome half-sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads has one problem: he’s broke. With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local vicar in sight, Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth has one dream: to wed the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball. How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she’s the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her. But when Duncan gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can’t meet-one month-Teresa sets terms too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .

http://www.KatharineAshe.com

@KatharineAshe
http://www.facebook.com/KatharineAsheAuthor
July 30, 2013

 

Miss Watson’s First Scandal by Heather Boyd

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LLD Press, 978-0-9875614-0-4
Regency Historical
Overworked London banker David Hawke has two goals for his week in the seaside town of Brighton: one, demand repayment of a debt without losing a valued friendship and two, relax for the remaining holiday without further distractions-except he encounters his friend’s newly confident younger sister. Abigail Watson is flirty, bold, and determined David will agree to her bargain and save her brother from debtor’s prison. But is her game to prevent him from calling in the debt, or are her sweet kisses a sign she is after a much greater prize instead?

www.heather-boyd.com
@Heather_Boyd
https://www.facebook.com/HeatherBoydRomanceAuthor

July 2013

Rosalyn’s Ring by Alina K. Field

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Soul Mate Publishing
Traditional
When her father’s lucky ring slips through her fingers, an impoverished noblewoman must make her own Christmas miracle.

http://alinakfield.com/
https://twitter.com/AlinaKField
July 2013

 

 

 

 

 

The Wicked Groom by April Kihlstrom

The Wicked Groom
originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency

When the Duke of Berenford becomes engaged to a woman he has never seen, what better way to catch a glimpse of his betrothed than by masquerading as a groom who most definitely does not know his place?
“Ms. Kihlstrom creates an engaging romance within a scintillating farce that will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart.”–RT
* * * * *—Heartland Critiques
“The book could not be more aptly titled. It is wickedly delightful. .. I dare anyone to read a paragraph about the intensity and feeling in Jeremy’s eyes and not want to be taken into his arms yourself. “– RENDEZVOUS

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
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June 2013

The Widowed Bride by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency

When Annabelle is widowed on her wedding day, she has no one to turn to but the mysterious David Carlton. But he is the heir and she cannot help but wonder if he was behind Richard’s death and whether loving him will destroy her as well.
“…another exciting Regency from the pen of one of the genres best writers. Her writing style, which is extremely well paced, always manages to bring the characters and setting alive. There is an enchanting heroine, a sensuous hero, and the always delightful Miss Tibbles. While this is a series about the Westcott daughters and their indomitable Governess, Miss Tibbles, each book can and does stand well on its own. But why deprive yourself; buy THE WICKED GROOM, the first book and indulge yourself.”–Pat Kersten, RENDEZVOUS
* * * * *—Heartland Critiques

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
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June 2013

An Honorable Rogue by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Lady Barbara wagers that she can successfully masquerade for one night as a barmaid in London. But how could she know that in that single night she would lose both her heart and her innocence to the notorious Lord Farrington?
“Ms. Kihlstrom has written yet another gem. This book contains everything a reader could want–humor, dastardly villain, passion, an achingly vulnerable yet strong hero, and a trusting, spirited heroine. The mixture is heady and delightful. Another engaging romance by a master of the genre.” RENDEZVOUS
**** “April Kihlstrom’s comedy of manners goes far beyond etiquette and appearances. This riches-to-rags and back story is bold in its depiction of society and its ways of love. If you want adventure, intrigue, and just some good fun, pick up this book. It’ll fill the bill.” –AFFAIRE DE COEUR

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
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June 2013

The Reluctant Thief by April Kihlstrom

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Traditional Regency
When Rebecca rescues a street sweeping vagabond and brings him home, her family is appalled. When he steals her heart, she doesn’t know where to turn. But with the Westcotts, nothing is ever quite what it seems.
Winner 1998 New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award
Ms. Kihlstrom once again delivers a delightful Regency read. This one has a heroine who is soft hearted and caring and a hero who believes he is not deserving of these qualities. Rebecca, for all her kind heartedness does not lack grit. I love this series and cannot wait for the stories of Penelope and the irrepressible Miss Tibbles. Curl up and enjoy an excellent read. RENDEZVOUS

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
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June 2013

An Outrageous Proposal by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
No man is ever going to tell Penelope what to do–no way, no how, not ever! To avoid marriage she is willing to enter into a false betrothal with a man who despises marriage as much as she does, only to discover it seems she loves the one man who cannot love her. Note: This is the book with Uncle Frederick–a character who was considered somewhat controversial at the time.
Heartland Critiques–5 Gold Stars–“…Quite a wonderful finale to this family with the characters remaining true….”
“This frothy delight has rare appeal and freshness for the Regency connoisseur.”–RT

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

June 2013

 

 

Miss Tribbles’ Folly by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Miss Tibbles. Colonel Merriweather. Both accustomed to command. What happens when they turn their attention to one another? Love, intrigue, interference from friends and family, all conspire to make certain their courtship is not an easy one!
5 Gold Stars–Heartland Critiques “…It is rare that a series can maintain as high a quality as this one has. The characters are a joy and so is the dialogue.”

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

June 2013
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Miss Tribbles Investigates by April Kihlstrom

originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When Miss Tibbles visits a former pupil she expects a quiet country retreat–not a dead body to appear! And Julian and Pamela soon discover she is their greatest ally–both in matters of mystery and of the heart. First in a series of murder mystery Regency romances. By the author of the acclaimed Westcott and Langford series.
“…Ms. Kihlstrom as a nice way of putting suspense into a traditional Regency novel featuring a remarkable heroine that gets to the heart of the matter with her brilliant deductions. April Kihlstrom has a most captivating character in Miss Tibbles!”–Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
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July 2013

Miss Tibbles Interferes by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Colonel and Mrs. Merriweather (the former Miss Tibbles) are invited to the British Museum to sort out artifacts from the war. But nothing goes as planned. They must unravel a murder mystery as well as help the curator’s daughter, Ariel, discover the truth about the mysterious Captain William Stanfield
” …Whether or not one has read those previous stories of this undauntable governess giving cupid a helping hand, fans of Regency romance are sure to enjoy this lively tale with its nonstop action and the author’s usual charming narrative.”–Marcie McQuillan, Romance Reviews Today

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor
July 2013

 

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Jul 202013
 

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A Family Affair by Jennifer Wenn

A Family AffairThe Wild Rose Press
978-1-61217-824-0 Paperback
978-1-61217-825-7 Digital
Regency Historical
Devlin Ross, the Duke of Hereford, has long ago made a vow to himself to break the curse his father has cast upon him by mentally abuse him throughout his childhood by never marry or have a family of his own. But when he meets Lady Francesca Darling, his best friend’s merry niece, he can’t help himself – he must have her.
Fanny, who fell in love with Devlin when she was a mere five years old in that obnoxious, stalking way only a child can, didn’t hesitate when it came to her feelings towards him. She had loved him dearly for thirteen years and would not let her interfering relatives stand in the way between her and lifelong happiness.
But was she stubborn enough to make him realize exactly how simple-minded he was when it came to fulfilling the vow he once made?
http://jenniferwenn.com
@jenniferwenn
www.facebook.com/jenniferwenn
July 2013

 

A Lady of Quality by Louise M. Gouge

A Lady of QualityHarlequin Love Inspired Historical, 978-0373829736
Inspirational Regency Romance
Falling for the Enemy
Miss Catherine Hart may be merely a paid companion, but she’s the loveliest creature baron Lord Winston has ever encountered. The only obstacle is determining the mysterious Miss Hart’s social pedigree before the handsome diplomat can court her in earnest. Revenge, not romance, led Catherine Du Coeur to hide her aristocratic name and seek out the man who accused her father of treason. She expected a coldhearted cad, but Winston appears honorable and compassionate. Against all odds, Catherine is drawn to the very adversary she intended to ruin. And soon both will face a choice-one involving pride, old loyalties and forgiveness.
http://blog.Louisemgouge.com
@Louisemgouge
July 2013

 

 

Her Highland Protector by Ann Lethbridge

Her Highland ProtectorHarlequin Historical, 978-0373297443
Regency Historical
Lady Jenna Aleyne must marry well if she is to claim her lands…
Only, there is a complete lack of eligible suitors in the Highlands! But then Niall Gilvry is assigned to watch over Jenna, and there’s no denying she finds this handsome Scot most distracting!
Niall knows Jenna is too fine a lady for the likes of him-after all, high society has little time for a lowly third son-but he takes his duty seriously. With danger lurking in the shadows, Niall stays close. It would be just oh, so easy to pull her into his arms….
http://www.annlethbridge.com
http://www.regencyramble.blogspot.com
@AnnLethbridge
https://www.facebook.com/AnnLethbridgeAuthor
July 2013

 

 

The Letter by Sandra Owens

The LetterThe Wild Rose Press
Paperback: 978-1-61217-856-1
Digital: 978-1-61217-857-8
Regency Historical
The story of a betrayal that wasn’t. On the eve of their wedding, Michael Jeffres, Earl of Daventry, found his betrothed in bed with his cousin. Lady Diana remembers nothing of that night. Forced to marry Michael’s cousin, she spent the next eleven years in hell. When Michael and Diana are brought back together by a letter from Leo a year after his death, they must struggle through all the lies and secrets before they can find a love that far surpasses the one of their youth.
One five star reviewer said of THE LETTER, “I do not remember the last time a book was able to inspire so many emotions from me-grief, rage, happiness. And triumph. Yes, this is a romance novel, but it is so much more.”
http://www.sandra-owens.com/
Twitter: SandyOwens1
https://www.facebook.com/sandra.owens.94043
July 2013

Already His by Sandy Raven

Already HisSandy Raven, LLC, 978-1-939359-03-2 (.mobi)
Regency Historical
She’s loved him all her life.
Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl’s heart.
He’s admired her from a respectable distance.
As young men, Michael Brightman and his best friend swore sisters were off limits. This promise was made solely to protect his own sisters from his friend’s charming, rakehell ways. The Duke of Caversham’s little sister was always a precocious minx to avoid, till one day Michael realizes Lady Elise is all grown up and the things he wants to do with the lady are surely going to upset the friendship with her brother.
Together they discover that physical evidence doesn’t equate truth, and trusting the heart is sometimes the hardest lesson to learn.
SandyRaven.com
Facebook.com/SandyRavenAuthor
June 2013 (POD), May 2013 (Digital)

 

Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle

Courtship and CursesSquare Fish/Macmillan,  ISBN 978-1250027443
Young Adult Regency Paranormal
From the author of Bewitching Season and Betraying Season comes a brand new regency romance with plenty of intrigue-and magic!Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her. Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon. And worst of all, the illness that left her with a limp, unable to dance at the Season’s balls, also took away her magic.
When the dashing Lord Woodbridge starts showing an interest in Sophie, she wants to believe it’s genuine, but she can’t be sure he’s feeling anything more than pity.
Sophie’s problems escalate when someone uses magic to attack Papa at the Whistons’ ball, and it soon becomes clear that all the members of the War Office are being targeted. Can Sophie regain her own powers, find her balance, make a match-and save England?
www.marissadoyle.com
www.nineteenteen.com
twitter / @marissadoyle
www.facebook.com/marissa.doyle
July 30, 2013

A Dream Defiant by Susanna Fraser

A Dream DefiantCarina Press, 978-14268-9590-6
Regency Historical Novella
Spain, 1813
Elijah Cameron, the son of runaway slaves, has spent his whole life in
the British army proving that a black man can be as good a soldier as
a white man. After a victory over the French, Elijah promises one of
his dying men that he will deliver a scavenged ruby necklace to his
wife, Rose, a woman Elijah has admired for years.
Elijah feels bound to protect her and knows a widow with a fortune in
jewels will be a target. Rose dreams of using the necklace to return
to England, but after a violent attack, she realizes that she needs
Elijah’s help to make the journey safely.
Her appreciation for Elijah’s strength and integrity soon turns into
love, but he doubts she could want a life with him, knowing the
challenges they’d face. As their relationship grows, she must convince
Elijah that she wants him as more than a bodyguard. And she must prove
that their love can overcome all obstacles, no matter the color of
their skin.
http://www.susannafraser.com/
http://authorsusannafraser.blogspot.com/
@susannafraser
July 2013

 

A Secret Affair – A Secret Brides Story by Valerie Bowman

A Secret AffairSt. Martin’s Press, 9781466828612
Regency Historical e-novella
Miss Frances Birmingham has set her cap for the charming, dashing Mr. Charles Holloway. She and her best friend, Annie, have the most clever idea. They’ve arranged a bachelor auction for charity. The proceeds will go to the Royale Society for the Humane Treatment of Animals and the winners will be escorted to the most talked-about ball of the Season by their bachelor of choice. When Frances makes a bid for Charlie, will one fun night’s amusement turn into a lifetime of love?
www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
@ValerieGBowman
https://www.facebook.com/ValerieBowmanAuthor
July 2013

 

One Night With A Highlander by Ann Lethbridge

One Night With A HighlanderHarlequin Historical Undone, ASIN: B00BRGBFP0
Historical Regency
Gordon McLaughlin has never forgotten the beautiful Annabelle, or the forbidden kiss they shared. But the innocent girl he once knew has become Edinburgh’s wanton black widow. What is the truth behind Lady Annabelle’s shocking reputation?
A chance meeting with the handsome Highlander re-ignites long-buried passions, but destitute Annabelle cannot afford the luxury of love. They plan an illicit midnight encounter before they part for good-although one night of sensual pleasure may not be enough…
http://www.annlethbridge.com
http://www.regencyramble.blogspot.com
@AnnLethbridge
https://www.facebook.com/AnnLethbridgeAuthor
July 19, 2013

 

 

Winning A Bride by Jade Lee

Winning A BrideSourcebooks
Regency Historical
Due to his aristocratic family’s downfall, William Benton serves as steward on the land his brother should have inherited. His one weakness is for the daughter of the new owner. Josephine Lawton is beautiful, charming, and enamored of titles and all things aristocratic. So when she becomes engaged to a man he knows to be a wastrel and a fool, Will puts all his passion into restoring his family’s honor and winning the woman he loves. It’s going to be a hot summer on the estate.
www.jadeleeauthor.com
Blog: Jade Lee
@JadeLeeAuthor
www.facebook.com/JadeLeeBooks
July 2, 2013

 

 

 

Hero’s Redemption by Georgie Lee

Hero's Redemption

ISBN: 978-14268-9591-3
Regency Historical
London, 1817
Devon, the Earl of Malton, is a hero for his deeds at the Battle of Waterloo. But he suffers terrible nightmares, and drinks himself to sleep most nights. A habit he vows to break when he awakes one morning to find a woman sharing his bed, no memory of how she got there, and her angry brother at his door.
Cathleen is mortified when her wastrel brother and his greedy wife propose a blackmail scheme involving the earl, but as a penniless war widow she’s at their mercy. She goes along with the plan and sneaks into Devon’s bed one night, and ends up comforting him through a night terror.
Charmed by her beauty and kindness, Devon determines that rather than pay the blackmail, he will offer his hand in marriage to Cathleen. Although she is deeply attracted to the stoic earl, Cathleen cannot understand why Devon would want to marry her. What she doesn’t know is that Devon owes her a debt that can never fully be repaid…
www.georgie-lee.com
http://georgielee.blogspot.com
@georgieleebooks
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgie-Lee/259729314054846
July 29, 2013

 

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Jane LarkWhen Jane completed her first novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.
You might think Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality.
 
Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots.
 

Illicit Love

Now she is writing Regency Romance for Sapphire Star Publishing, and her debut novel, Illicit Love, was released May, 2nd.
May 272013
 

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Illicit Love by Jane Lark

Illicit Love

Sapphire Star Publishing; ISBN 978-1-938404-55-9
Regency Hi
Can Love redeem a life of sin?storical Romance
Ellen glanced over the top of her fan at the gorgeous man across the table. Was it very wrong for her sinful body to want Edward Marlow? Choice was a holy grail; a cup fallen woman longed to drink from. She chose Edward.
Twitter @janelark
May 2013

Miss Goldsleigh’s Secret by Amylynn Bright

Miss Goldsleigh's SecretRegency Historical
When Henry Cavendish, Marquess of Dalton, leapt to catch the fainting woman before she hit the cobblestone, he never thought that one chivalrous act would set his well ordered life on end.  His ingrained need to protect her has every bit as much to do with her enchanting beauty as it does his desire to wipe the hunted look from her startling blue eyes. He thinks he has everything in hand, but the lady has secrets that puts everything he loves at risk.
Olivia Goldsleigh just wants to live without terror, but a gunshot in the night proves things can always get worse. The beautiful and god-like Lord Dalton swears to protect her, to make the danger go away. She wants the man, the life, the family, the bliss he promises, but her secrets are certain to destroy them all.
twitter / @amylynnbright
facebook: AmylynnBright
May 2013

 

Bewitched By His Kiss by Barbara Monajem

Bewitched By His KissHarlequin Historical Undone, 978-1-460-31308-4
Regency Historical Novella (with a touch of the paranormal)
Lucasta Barnes knows the folly believing in magic can lead to, and won’t accept that her illicit tryst with a notorious rake was the result of anything more than pure lust–or that it has bonded them together forever. Yet she can’t deny that she yearns for just one more night in his arms… David, Earl of Elderwood, is used to women being enchanted by him, but ever since a passionate encounter with Lucasta three years ago, he desires only her. How can he convince his thoroughly practical paramour that love is the greatest magic of all?
@BarbaraMonajem
May 2013

The Cardos Ruby by Shannon Donnelly

The Cardos RubyCielito Lindo Press 978-0-9850265-3-0
Traditional
A scoundrel haunted by scandal…
After being wounded in the Peninsular War, Captain Desford Cardros returns home with plans for revenge against the man who swore Cardros stole the legendary family gem, the Cardros Ruby. That man is his brother. But an injured rider-and his beautiful sister-pull Cardros into their more pressing problems; someone seems set on murdering young Lord Seaford. Caught up with the lovely Helena’s schemes to catch a murderer, Cardros can’t resist the attraction to her. But Helena is a woman already half-promised to his brother-and a lady who has little use for rogues such as him.
A lady expected to marry well…
As the granddaughter of an earl, Helena Seaford knows her duty to marry well-and she has Lord Althorn courting her. But her brother’s death would leave her a rich woman, so how can she trust any man’s interest when her brother is threatened by mysterious accidents. Now she has one man courting her and another flirting with her, but can she trust either with her heart-or her brother’s life? She has no answers, other than to follow her heart, wherever it may lead.
A fabulous ruby, secrets to hide, and a star-crossed love…
During a killing Yorkshire winter frost, a country house part becomes host to hidden truths that must come out, to a romance that may be doomed, and to a life that might be forfeit.
May 1, 2013

Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman by Wareeze Woodson

Conduct Unbecoming of a GentlemanSoul Mate Publishing
Regency Historical
A young widow struggles against the laws of the era to remain in her young son’s life. In light of the prejudices held by her son’s new guardian against beautiful blonds, will he help her against a jewel thief or let her perish at the hands of her husband’s killer.
Available in print later through Soul Mate Publishing, Amazon, B&N
May 2013

Highlander’s Hope by Collette Cameron

Highlander's HopeSoul Mate Publishing, ISBN 9781619351974
Regency Historical
Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn’t dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He’s determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress, Yvette Stapleton, is certain of one thing; marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn’t recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London’s docks, but Lord Sethwick’s passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony. On a mission to stop a War Office traitor, Ewan draws Yvette into deadly international intrigue. To protect her, he exploits Scottish law, declaring her his lawful wife-without benefit of a ceremony. Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, “I do.” Will Ewan’s manipulation cost him her newfound love?
Available in print later
@Collette_Author
May 2013

The English Lily by Kae Elle Wheeler

The English LilyWild Rose Press, ISBN: 978-1-61217-731-1
1790s Historical w/magical element (30k)
Lady Kendra Frazier is devastated. The love of her life just married another, and now all she desires is to be as far away as possible. Viscount Lawrie, Joseph Pinetti Gray, is facing financial ruin and needs a wealthy heiress.  Luckily for him, Kendra’s impetuous nature has handed him the fortuity he requires to save his family’s downfall. But Joseph’s carefully cultivated plans come to a grinding halt when he finds himself falling in love for what should have only been a marriage of convenience. How does an old cursed doll help?
@kathylwheeler  (@kathylwheeler)
May 2013
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New Releases from Authors of The Beau Monde Chapter (Regency Historical) of Romance Writers of America

 

Honour’s Choice (The Honour Series Book Two) by Joan Vincent

Honour's ChoiceDe Rigueur Press   978-0-9852913-2-7
Regency
1809 England  Tortured and left to die by a malicious French spy Hadleigh Tarrant is nursed back to health by Lady Sarah.  Their hearts choose each other but secrets intervene.  Then the malicious French spy reappears intent upon revenge that threatens Sarah and Hadleigh’s very lives.  Hadleigh must unmask the spy before he and Sarah can decide between dishonor and HONOUR’S CHOICE.
**** RT Book Reviews –There’s more suspense than romance in the second entry to Vincent’s Honour series, but both keep the reader on the edge as finely-wrought characters tell an exciting tale. Unresolved circumstances leave the reader eager for book three.  Reviewed by Donna M Brown
A very limited number of print books will be available.  Preorder at http://joanvincent.net/booksChoice.php
Ebook: Amazon and B&N
May 2013

A Dead Bore by Sheri Cobb South

A Dead BoreCreateSpace, ISBN: 978-1483958613
Regency Mystery
Escaping scandal following her husband’s death, Lady Fieldhurst accepts an invitation to a house party. Tragedy follows her 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. “What a delightful tale!…John Pickett had me when he showed up as a footman. He is a sweet man, a little young, but wholly delectable.” –All About Romance
Trade paperback re-issue of the 2008 Five Star hardcover edition
May 2013

What a Wicked Earl Wants by Vicky Dreiling

What a Wicked Earl WantsForever, 13: 978-1455522873
Regency Historical
Will A Rake’s Wicked Ways Lead The Lady Astray
Andrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham, welcomes the opportunity to help Laura Davenport, a dazzling young widow with a rebellious stepson. Her gratitude he hopes will take an amorous form. But from the moment he sets foot in her drawing rooom, he gets far more than he bargained for.
It was a moment of desperation. On the brink of losing her stepson, Laura turned to the notorious Lord Bellingham for help. Suddenly, she, a vicar’s daughter, is in the precarious position of resisting his tantalizing advances. How Bell earned his wicked reputation is clear; the surprise is how much more there is to him…
Facebook: Vicky Dreiling
May 2013

One More Kiss by Mary Blayney

One More KissBantam Books
978-0-553-59314-3
Regency Historical
Step into the world of a Regency house party where twin daughters of a wealthy merchant are honored guests. Complications abound as attachments are formed, old scandals reawakened and futures compromised as two innocents are introduced to love.
MaryBlayney.com
April 30, 2013

The Secret Life of Lady Julia by Lecia Cornwall

The Secret Life of Lady JuliaHarperCollins/Avon 978-0-06-220245-1
Regency Historical
Lady Julia Leighton succumbs to the charms of a stranger at a ball
celebrating her betrothal to another man. The steamy encounter changes
her life, and when she meets her seducer again Julia is no longer an
earl’s daughter, or a duke’s bride-to-be, but an outcast, and the paid
companion of a lady who used to be her equal.
Thomas Merritt is a thief with a secret past. He came to steal her
jewels, but he left with Julia’s heart instead.
When they meet again in a Vienna rife with scandal, dangerous secrets
and political intrigue, a perilous secret is about to come to light,
and the only one who can save the day is Thomas, thief of jewels and
hearts.
May 28, 2013

Lady Vivian Defies a Duke by Samantha Grace

Lady Vivian Defies a DukeSourcebooks, ISBN? 978-1402258404
Regency Historical
“Grace supplies another winning marriage of romance and wit in this delightful Regency.” (Starred Review) Publisher’s Weekly
May 2013

The Angel and St. Clair by Diana Hussey (awa Constance Hussey)

The Angel and St. ClairJupiter Gardens, LLC  ISBN: 978-0-9839726-9-3
Regency Historical
A daring English lord-a lovely young woman-a dangerous attraction
Haunted by an unknown danger, injured and penniless, Juliette Deveneau agrees to accompany the compelling English lord to France. She needs his protection but she has only his word that he will explore the mystery of her past-and that he has no knowledge of her prior to this fateful night.
Hunted by the traitorous Frenchman who abducted her, the unraveling secrets in Juliette’s past put more than her life at risk; they could tear her from Lord Lynton’s arms forever. Fate has thrown them together, but can this staged marriage turn into something real once she regains her memory?
Facebook: constancehussey
May 2013
Apr 232013
 

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

 

In Milady’s Chamber by Sheri Cobb South

In Milady's ChamberCreateSpace, ISBN: 978-1483915739
Regency Mystery

When beautiful young Lady Fieldhurst discovers her faithless husband dead in her boudoir with her nail scissors protruding from his neck, it is up to John Pickett, twenty-four years old and new to the Bow Street force, to prove her innocence.

“This charming and lively historical cozy is the author’s first venture into the mystery genre, and she has created a definite winner. Pickett is a clever and amusing fella who well warrants a follow-up series.” –I Love a Mystery

Trade paperback re-issue of the 2006 Five Star hardcover edition.
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April 2013

The Passions of Dr. Darcy by Sharon Lathan

Passions of Dr DarcySourcebooks Landmark,  1402273495
Georgian/Regency Historical Fiction & Romance

George Darcy is the second son of a wealthy landowner in Georgian Era England and, at 22, is considered to be a brilliant, rising star in England’s field of medicine. However, Dr. Darcy refuses the easy, comfortable pathway and enlists as a physician with the British East India Company, embarking on a personal quest where he strives to change the face of medicine while yearning to fill the void left within his soul at the death of his twin. His search for family, enduring love, and lost companionship is a quest not wholly realized until his return to England and Pemberley after thirty years of amazing adventures. It is then that a new generation of family and friends that will heal the physician, and to his greatest surprise, where the true love of his life awaits.

www.sharonlathan.net
www.sharonlathanauthor.com/blog
@SharonLathan
http://www.facebook.com/SharonLathanNovelist
April 2013

 

The Magic of His Touch (May Day Mischief, Book One) by Barbara Monajem

The Magic of His TouchHarlequin Historical Undone, 978-1-460-31096-0
Regency Historical Novella (with a touch of the paranormal)

Tired of being paraded before every eligible bachelor, Peony Whistleby decides it’s time to find her true love-through the ancient custom of rolling naked in the dew on May Day morning. But the magic goes awry when she is caught in the act-and by an entirely unsuitable man. And yet, the way his eyes linger upon her flesh ignites a sensual craving that can only be satisfied by his touch…

www.BarbaraMonajem.com
barbaramonajem.blogspot.com
@BarbaraMonajem
http://www.facebook.com/barbara.monajem
April 2013

 

 

Her Husband’s Lover by Madelynne Ellis

Her Husband's LoverMischief, HarperCollins, ASIN: B00AAU7AEE
Regency Erotic Romance, Menage

Emma Langley abhors physical contact, consequential she´s shocked to her toes when she realises she attracted to one of her father´s guests. Robert, Lord Darleston is like no other man she´s ever met. He´s flamboyant, charming and terrifies her as much as he arouses her.

Nor is Emma the only person caught under his spell…
Forced into an arranged marriage to avoid exposure as a sodomite, Robert Darleston has a reputation as a rakehell and a voluptuary. His wife is a bitter, scheming harpy, whose
rumor-mongering has already driven him from London into the heart of the English
countryside. Here, fate unexpectedly reunites Darleston with his former lover, Lyle Langley.

Torn apart by the intervention of their families, the primary barrier to their reunion is now Emma, Lyle´s wife, a woman Darleston is fascinated by and has no wish to disrespect. All seems hopeless, that is, until Lyle admits that Emma is frigid and their marriage unconsummated.

Darleston proposes a plan… If he can just win Emma over, then maybe they can find happiness as a threesome. Old ghosts, a jealous wife, and an outraged father stand in his way.

http://www.madelynne-ellis.com
@MadelynneEllis
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madelynne-Ellis/141618932598924
March 2013

The Love List by Deb Marlowe

The Love ListRegency Historical

Miss Brynne Wilmott escaped her monstrous betrothed once, with the inadvertent help of the Duke of Aldmere.  Now Lord Marstoke has revived the old Harris List–that wickedly witty annual register of London’s light skirts–and is using it to destroy her future.  Aldmere has no wish to involve himself in Miss Wilmott’s affairs, but his brother is mixed up in the nasty business and has gone missing.  Reluctantly, the two agree to work together.  Their search leads them through some of London’s most dangerous haunts and it quickly becomes clear that Marstoke’s plans are more twisted and treasonous than anyone has suspected.  Yet the danger and intrigue are as nothing compared to the effect that Nathan and Brynne have on each other . . .

Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and Smashwords
www.DebMarlowe.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Deb-Marlowe/70397149702
@DebMarlowe
April 2013

 

A Rogue in Sheep’s Clothing by Elf Ahearn

Rogue In Sheep's ClothingCrimson Romance
Regency romance with a Gothic twist.

In Lord Hugh Davenport’s opinion, women of the ton perpetually hide behind a mask of deception. That’s hard for Ellie Albright, the daughter of an earl, to swallow – especially since she’s disguised herself as a stable hand to get back the prized stallion her father sold to Hugh to pay a debt. If Hugh learns her true identity she’ll lose the horse and her family will go bankrupt. Somehow, though, losing Hugh’s affection is beginning to seem even worse.

Already only a step away from being snagged in her own web of lies, Ellie’s deceit threatens to spin out of control when Hugh’s mother invites Ellie and her sisters to a house party. Now Ellie has to scramble to keep Hugh from knowing she’s the stable girl he wants to marry, while simultaneously trying to win his trust as herself. Can she keep her costumes straight long enough to save her family? And even if she does, will it be worth losing his love?

Available at Amazon, B&N and Smashwords.com
elfahearn.com
Author blog – The Writer’s Cat
www.facebook.com/elf.ahearn
April 2013

 

Apr 082013
 

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

 

Madeline’s Protector by Vanessa Riley

Madeline's ProtectorPelican Book Group
Inspirational Regency
If all young men leapt off a cliff, Madeline St. James wouldn’t care. Yet, a chance meeting and a bullet wound change everything. She must trust the Good Shepherd has led her to marry a dashing stranger, Lord Devonshire. Can they forge a true bond before the next disaster strikes?

http://www.christianregency.com/
http://www.christianregency.com/blog/ & http://www.infinitecharacters.com/
@vanessariley
facebook: christianregency
Also available in ebook and audiobook April 19, 2013

 

 

 

Secrets of a Runaway Bride by Valerie Bowman

Secrets of a Runaway BrideSt. Martin’s Press, 978-1250008961
Regency Historical
RT Book Reviews 4.5 stars, TOP PICK!

THE THRILL OF ESCAPE
Miss Annie Andrews is finally free to marry the man she loves. With her overprotective sister out of the country on her honeymoon, nothing can prevent her flight to Gretna Greene-nothing, that is, but an abduction by the wrong gentleman.

THE SWEETNESS OF SURRENDER
When Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne, promised to look after his best friend’s sister-in-law, he didn’t realize she would prove so difficult. But when he spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, he discovers that the tempting beauty knows how to put up a fight. To make matters worse, he’s stuck playing the role of honorable protector…when what he really wants is to run away with her himself.
http://www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
http://www.Twitter.com/@ValerieGBowman
http://www.Facebook.com/ValerieBowmanAuthor
April 2013

Sweet Madness by Heather Snow

Sweet MadnessNAL Signet Eclipse ISBN-13: 978-0451239679
Regency historical with mystery

There’s a fine line between love and insanity…

Ever since her husband’s sudden and tragic death, Lady Penelope Bridgeman has dedicated herself to studying maladies of the mind, particularly those of soldiers returning from the Napoleonic Wars, but Gabriel Devereaux’s unpredictable episodes are like none she’s ever seen. Even though she knows the folly of loving a broken man, she can’t help herself from trying to save him, no matter the cost…

“In this emotional, compassionate romance…the powerful love story will sweep readers away.”
~RT BookReviews, 4 1/2 stars

“The brilliance ofSweet Madness shines strongly and completely. Heather Snow is cutting edge…a master storyteller. Sweet Madness is a magnificent story.”
~Book Obsessed Chicks 5 stars

http://www.HeatherSnowBooks.com
http://www.twitter.com/HeatherSnowRW
http://www.facebook.com/AuthorHeatherSnow
April 2, 2013

 

A Beastly Scandal by Shereen Vedam

A Beastly ScandalImaJinn Books, 978-1-61026-124-1
Regency Historical (fairytale-inspired)
“A treat to enjoy!”  Jo Beverley, Author of A Scandalous Countess

A BELLE OF THE BALL…

Lady Annabelle Marchant was a belle of the ball in London until she used her psychical senses to save a man’s life.  She failed miserably, leaving him dead and her disgraced.  All she wants now is a chance to comfort his widow by cleansing the woman’s home of her husband’s restless spirit.  But the widow’s son, the beastly Lord of the Manor, accuses her of coming to the wilds of Cheshire to snag him as a husband.  Thoroughly disgusted, she is bent on proving him wrong.

…BECOMES PERSONA NON-GRATA…

Lord Rufus Marlesbury, the Earl of Terrance, is suspected of murdering his father.  He has come home to clear his name by finding the real killer before the new year or the king has promised that Rufus will be called in front of the House of Lords to answer for the crime.  He does not have time to waste fending off a marriage-minded miss who has inveigled an invitation to his home by playing on his grief-stricken mother’s worst fears.

…WHEN A MURDERER IS ON THE RAMPAGE

With an unruly manor ghost terrorizing the occupants and corpses piling up in the village, Belle must find a way to see the man beneath the beast and Rufus must learn to believe in the love of a woman who has no reason to trust him.  Only by working together can they stop a vengeful ghost before it torments the guests or before the killer strikes again.
http://www.shereenvedam.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ShereenVedam
@ShereenVedam     @ShereenVedam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFVC4czHOw&feature=youtu.be
Late March, 2013

 

Never to Part by Joan Vincent

Never to PartDe Rigueur Press   ebook 978-0-9852913-4-1
Regency Paranormal
The Dremore Legend promises treasure but more importantly, enduring love. When treachery threatens the current Lord Dremore, the family ghosts contrive to aid him. Daphne, our heroine, who believes Dremore responsible for her brother’s huge gaming losses, is desperate to find the treasure. As they follow the clues ever closer to the treasure they risk losing their lives, the treasure, and most of all their hearts.
www.joanvincent.net
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Vincent/417333368316017
Late March, 2013

 

 

The Rake to Redeem Her by Julia Justiss

Rake to RedeemBook 2 of The Ransleigh Rogues
Harlequin Historical
ISBN:  0373297335
Regency Historical
Will Ransleigh wants to track down the woman who ruined his cousin’s diplomatic career and bring her back to England to absolve Max. But Elodie Lefevre hasn’t survived revolution, war and poverty to bow to the wishes of any man.  “Justiss brings an infamous seductress together with an unreformed rogue and lets the sparks fly.” -Romantic Times Magazine
–An RT KISS award to hero Will Ransleigh
www.juliajustiss.com
@juliajustiss
www.facebook.com/juliajustiss
April 2013

Mar 252013
 

Pentrich Rebellion memorialOn June 9, 1817, a group of village men from Pentrich in Derbyshire rose up in rebellion against the Crown. It was dubbed “the Last Revolution in England,” though it might have more accurately been called a government-inspired provocation to action, designed to justify repression. Why did the villages engage in such a futile action and what happened to them?

After the war with France ended in 1814, England suffered from great social, economic and political problems. Many of the major issues were the direct result of the war, but others were the necessary product of the changes occurring throughout society, some of which had begun earlier. Some had occurred in the few years before with the imposition of the Corn Laws that kept food prices high and the very bad weather that destroyed crops. And machines were replacing workers. The discontent that these occurrences brought, and the distress in the lives of the working people, culminated in the series of events that occurred between 1811-1819, including the Pentrich Rebellion in 1817.

The uprising of the common people in the Midlands in 1817 was just what the leaders of the British government needed to justify sending a strong signal to the masses that no rebellion, such as occurred in France, would be tolerated in England. The hundreds of villagers who rose up with the pikes and crude weapons (though a few had pistols) to march to Nottingham (with view toward reaching London) were ignorant of the true facts—that the government itself had stirred their rebellion. In truth, they fought “against the wind,” wherefrom I took the title for my Regency romance that features this little known event in England’s history.

Derbyshire

Derbyshire

The year 1817 began with a rally held in London in January, perhaps inspired by the Hampden Clubs, political clubs that advocated the vote for all men. The mood of the masses was rebellious and ended with stones thrown at the Prince Regent’s carriage as he left Parliament. While the Prince wasn’t harmed, with memories of the French Revolution still vivid in their minds, and the political clubs becoming more and more popular, especially in the Midlands and the North, the House of Lords adopted a spate of laws designed to control the stirrings of rebellion. The government suspended Habeas Corpus, and passed the infamous Gagging Acts. All public meetings were forbidden, except under license from local magistrates. Pubs and coffee houses, as especially notorious places for radical gatherings, were covered by the Acts, as were all public places. Sedition, that is to say opposition to the government, whether by speech or written word, was severely punished.

Of special concern to the authorities were the political writings of William Cobbett and his journal the Political Register. Cobbett wrote in a conversational style, and as most workers could not read, crowds would gather in meeting places to hear public readings of the radical newspapers.

In March, there was a protest by thousands of depressed Manchester workers. With a view to descending on London to petition the Prince Regent to do something to relieve their economic depression, they marched peacefully carrying blankets to sleep in. Thus, it became known as the March of the Blanketeers. It rained violently on the day the march began. As five hundred of the men marched towards Derby, they found the Hanging Bridge over the River Dove at Ashbourne occupied by masses of troops who were expecting an army of 30,000 rebels. Most of the Blanketeers were turned away, but twenty-five were arrested. Only a few got to Derby and only one marcher reached London to present his petition. However, the Manchester expression of discontent served to keep alive the government’s fear of revolution.

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15th Regiment King Hussar 1812

Concerned about the growing unrest, Lord Sidmouth, the Home Secretary sent spies throughout England, including the Midlands, to keep watch on the centers of discontent. Since these spies were informers paid by results, they quickly became agents provocateur, stirring rebellion where there was none so they would be paid. Among the spies was one William Richards, better known as William Oliver, or “Oliver the spy,” who incited open rebellion in the Midlands.

Oliver traveled to Pentrich in Derbyshire, disguised as a depressed worker (he had previously been in Fleet Prison), and encouraged the villagers to armed rebellion. He assured them there were thousands in London ready to join them in rising against the Crown. The villagers, in their ignorance, believed him. They were simple men who thought they were joining a great cause for democracy where every man would have a vote. They would soon learn they were wrong. At the same time that Oliver was making arrangements with the villagers for an armed march to air their discontent, he informed the local militia of the planned uprising, even giving them the date. Because of Oliver’s lies, the hundreds who marched on that rainy night in June had no idea they stood not a chance of accomplishing their objective. When the dawn came, the men faced a regiment of the King’s Own Dragoons and were soon scattered or captured.

Years after the events, in a letter written in 1831, Lord Melbourne, a former Home Secretary, recalled that there was “much reason to suspect that the rising in Derbyshire…was stimulated, if not produced, by the artifices of Oliver, a spy employed by the Government of that day.”

Jeremiah Brandreth

Jeremiah Brandreth

Notwithstanding the circumstances of the uprising and the involvement of the British government, the powers in London decided to make an example of the rebels. Forty-five men were tried for high treason by Special Commission. Three were hanged, including Jeremiah Brandreth, Isaac Ludlam and William Turner, the “ringleaders”—all characters in my novel. Fourteen were sentenced to transportation to Australia.

In examining the causes for the uprising in the Midlands, one cannot discount that the people had been through much hardship, and by 1817, were hungry and tired of laws and taxes imposed by a nobility that had little understanding of their needs. We, who enjoy democracy, might say their desire to rise against such hardship was not unreasonable. The motive of the government, of course, was to crush the yearnings for democracy and the vote that were so strong among the common people, and to prevent a revolution like the one that occurred in France.

Article contributed by Regan Walker, http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com.

Mar 222013
 

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

 

Lord Of Secrets, EverettLord of Secrets by Alyssa Everett

Carina Press
Regency Historical
Somewhere on the North Atlantic, 1820
Rosalie Whitwell has spent most of her life sailing the globe with her adventurous father, dreaming of the day she can settle in one place long enough to have a home and family of her own. When her father suffers a fatal heart attack in the middle of the North Atlantic, Rosalie turns in her panic to a fellow passenger—the cool, reclusive Lord Deal.
For years David Linney, Marquess of Deal, has avoided the society of others. Even so, he’s drawn to his lovely shipmate, like him the victim of family tragedy.
As the voyage nears its end, Lord Deal is compelled to propose. But on their wedding night, Rosalie gets an unwelcome surprise: her handsome husband is strangely reluctant to consummate the marriage. Does she fall short of her groom’s expectations? Or is he hiding a secret past that only she can unlock?
http://alyssaeverett.com
@Alyssa_Everett
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alyssa-Everett/225976490775474
Also available in audiobook
March 2013

Against The Wind, WalkerAgainst the Wind by Regan Walker

Boroughs Publishing Group
Regency Historical
“A fabulous tale with exciting twists and turns reflecting a little known event in England’s history and, at its heart, a wonderful love story.”  –Shirlee Busbee, NY Times Best-selling Author
This is Sir Martin Powell’s story…the spy for the Crown in France you me in Racing with the Wind. It’s 1817. Returning to London for a new assignment from the Prince Regent, he allows himself one night of pleasure in the most exclusive bordello in London where he encounters a most alluring auburn-haired courtesan, who it turns out, isn’t a courtesan at all. She’s Lady Katherine Egerton–a young dowager baroness on the run from a man who wants her and attempted rape–and now she has disappeared! Sir Martin will sweep her away to the Midlands where adventure awaits.
http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com
http://reganromancereview.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/RegansReview
http://www.facebook.com/regan.walker.104
March 2013

The Mysterious Death of Mr Darcy, JeffersThe Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery by Regina Jeffers

Ulysses Press
Regency Mystery
Fitzwilliam Darcy is devastated. The joy of his recent wedding has been cut short by the news of the sudden death of his father’s beloved cousin, Samuel Darcy. Elizabeth and Darcy travel to Dorset to pay their respects to the well-traveled and eccentric Samuel. Yet, this is no summer holiday. Danger bubbles beneath Dorset’s peaceful surface. Several of Samuel’s ancient treasures go missing, and then his body disappears. As Darcy and Elizabeth investigate this mystery and unravel its tangled ties to the haunting legends of Dark Dorset, the legendary couple’s love is put to the test when sinister forces strike close to home. Some secrets should remain secrets, but Darcy will do all he can to find answers, even if it means meeting his own end in the damp depths of a newly dug grave.
www.rjeffers.com
http://reginajeffers.wordpress.com
@reginajeffers @reginajeffers
https://facebook.com/pages/Regina-Jeffers-Author-Page/141407102548455
March 12, 2013

The Duke Diaries, NashThe Duke Diaries by Sophia Nash

Avon
Regency Historical
Book III – The Royal Entourage series: Six Regency Dukes–One royal hangover!
After the bachelor party of the century Lady Verity Fitzroy wakes up to find her brother’s archenemy, Rory Lennox, the Duke of Abshire, in her bed. While Rory has always fascinated her, nothing can convince her to marry this rake even though her reputation is in peril. Indeed, there are far graver worries to plague her. If she is unmasked as the author of the infamous Duke Diarries, no one can save her . . . not even the man of her dreams.
www.sophianash.com
February 26, 2013

A Baron in Her Bed – THe Spies of Mayfair Series, Book One by Maggi Andersen
Knox Robinson Publishing.
Regency Historical
Horatia’s plan to join the London literary set takes a dangerous turn. Now that the war with France has ended, Baron Guy Fortescue arrives in England to claim his inheritance. When Guy is set upon in London, a stranger, Lord Strathairn, rescues and befriends him. But while traveling to his country estate, Guy is again attacked. Guy suspects his relative, Eustace Fennimore, is behind the attacks on his life. Horatia refuses to believe her godfather, Eustace, is responsible. Secure in the knowledge that his daughter will finally wed, Horatia’s father allows her to visit her blue-stocking aunt in London. But Horatia’s time spent in London proves to be anything but a literary feast, for a dangerous foe plots Guy’s demise. She is determined to keep alive her handsome fiancé, who has proven more than willing to play the part of her lover even as he resists her attempts to save him.
http://www.knoxrobinsonpublishing.com/bindex.php?cPath=15&osCsid=1af35730b5e4460fdc335146939212fa
http://www.maggiandersenauthor.com
http://www.maggiandersen.blogspot.com
@maggiandersen
http://www.facebook.com/maggi.andersen
March 6, 2013 in the US, Available in the UK

Donnelly NovellasA Collection of Regency Novellas by Shannon Donnelly

Cool Gus Publishing
Traditional Regency
Four novellas from award winning author, Shannon Donnelly.
www.shannondonnelly.com
twitter.com/sdwriter
facebook.com/sdwriter
March 2013

Mar 062013
 

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

 

A Most Scandalous Proposal, MacnamaraA Most Scandalous Proposal by Ashlyn Macnamara

Ballantine
Regency Historical
After watching her beloved sister Sophia pine over the ton’s Golden Boy for years, Miss Julia St. Claire has foresworn love and put herself firmly on the shelf. Unfortunately, her social-climbing mother and debt-ridden father have other ideas, and jump at the chance to marry Julia off to the newly-named Earl of Clivesden…the man of Sophia’s dreams.
Since resigning his Cavalry commission, Benedict Revelstoke has spent his time in London avoiding the marriage mart. But when he discovers that the Earl of Clivesden has set Julia in his sights, Benedict tries to protect his childhood best friend from the man’s advances–only to discover more than friendship driving his desire to defend her. He surprises them both with the force of his feelings, but when she refuses him and her father announces her betrothal, he fears he’s lost her forever–until Julia approaches him with a shocking scheme that will ruin her for all respectable society…
…and lead them into an exquisite world of forbidden pleasures.
http://ashlynmacnamara.net
http://ashlynmacnamara.net/
@ashlyn_mac
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashlyn-Macnamara/178818875498486?
February. 26, 2013

Surprising lord JackSurprising Lord Jack by Sally MacKenzie

Kensington Zebra
Regency Historical
Frances Hadley has managed her family’s estate for years. So why can’t she request her own dowry? She’ll have to go to London herself and knock some sense into the men interfering in her life. With the nonsense she’s dealt with lately, though, there’s no way she’s going as a woman. A pair of breeches and a quick chop of her red curls, and she’ll have much less to worry about…
Jack Valentine, third son of the famous Duchess of Love, is through being pursued by pushy young ladies. One particularly determined miss has run him out of his own house party. Luckily the inn has one bed left–Jack just has to share with a rather entertaining red-headed youth. Perhaps the two of them should ride to London together. It will make a pleasant escape from his mother’s matchmaking melodrama!
www.sallymackenzie.net
http://sallymackenzie.blogspot.com
@Sally_MacKenzie
www.facebook.com/sallymackenziebooks
March 2013

By Love UnveiledBy Love Unveiled by Sabrina Jeffries

Pocket Books
Regency Historical
Miss Marianne Winchilsea is running for her life from those whom she believes have attempted to kill the king. Forced to disguise herself, she trusts no one—especially not Garett Lockwood, the Earl of Falkham, who usurped her family home and who seems to be her most dangerous enemy.
And what Garett sees behind her masquerade is a beautiful half-gypsy enrobed in mystery, deception, and burning secrets. A woman he should avoid at all costs.
In a world where treachery and betrayal reign, a sweet seduction rules their hearts—and dares them to risk their destinies on a passionate love that all the powerful forces of the world can not defeat.
www.sabrinajeffries.com

@SabrinaJeffries
http://www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor
March 2013

The Heiress Homecoming, ScottThe Heiress Homecoming by Regina Scott

Love Inspired Historical
Inspirational Regency
To keep her cherished childhood home, Samantha Everard must marry by her
twenty-fifth birthday. Yet she refuses to marry on a whim, even to save her
fortune. When she returns to Dallsten Manor to say goodbye, the last person
she expects to see is her handsome, disapproving neighbor William Wentworth,
Earl of Kendrick.
Will is certain the scandalous Everards are nothing but trouble. He
shouldn’t care about Samantha’s predicament, but her feistiness and
kindheartedness intrigue him-as do the secrets surrounding her. Soon his
greatest wish becomes to persuade Samantha that her true home is with him.
Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!
www.reginascott.com
www.nineteenteen.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/authorreginascott
March 2013

If You Give A Rake a Ruby, GalenIf You Give a Rake a Ruby by Shana Galen

Sourcebooks Casablanca,
Regency Historical
RT Book Reviews Top Pick! 4 ? stars! “Galen is at the top of her game.”
Fallon, the Marchioness of Mystery, finds herself embroiled in seduction and scandal when she is blackmailed into helping the handsome but dangerous spy Warrick Fitzhugh. He is out to hunt down the notorious crime lord responsible for the deaths of his fellow spies, and she is the only one who can help. As their quest leads them deep into London’s treacherous underworld and face-to-face with their inner demons, they find the only ones they can turn to are each other.
shanagalen.com
jauntyquills.com
@shanagalen
www.facebook.com/ShanaGalen
March 2013

 

Feb 252013
 

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

 

 

An Arranged Valentine by Kadee McDonald

anarrangedvalentine-300dpi - CopyAurora Regency (an imprint of Musa Publishing)
Traditional Regency Novella
In the coldest days of February, can St. Valentine create enough heat to melt two hearts into one?
Miss Penelope Braxton has never met either sensible George Harburton or his dashing younger brother, Henry, but she agrees to grant her dying father peace of mind by considering marriage to one of them.ˇ
The advantage of the match for the brothers is evident in the form of Miss Braxton’s substantial dowry. But her money takes second place when both George and Henry realize the extent of Penelope’s courage, wit, and devotion.
Will either gentleman be able to compose the perfect poetry to win Penelope’s heart?
www.MusaPublishing.com (Category: Aurora Regency)
www.KadeeMcDonald.com
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Heroes Returned Trilogy by Ava Stone

Heroes Returned2Night Shift Publishing,ˇ9781301560349
Regency Historical
Three officers return to England following the Napoleonic Wars. This is a compilation of three books. MY FAVORITE MAJOR – More than just his honor urges Major Philip Moore to protect a pretty damsel in distress from the wicked intentions of the girl’s villainous ex-fiance. THE ENGLISH LIEUTENANT’S LADY – ˇLieutenant Tristan Avery returns home from war and promptly falls in love with his brother’s fiancee. Now he’s caught between his love and his honor. TO CATCH A CAPTAIN – Rakish Captain Russell Avery thinks he’s found the perfect distraction to keep his mind off his recent troubles. Unfortunately, the maid in question is more than he bargained for.ˇ
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Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks

 

An Encounter At the Museum by Claudia Dain, Michelle Marcos, Deb Marlowe, Ava Stone

British MuseumNight Shift Publishing
Regency Historical Anthology
In CLAUDIA DAIN’s A Chance Encounter – Jamie Caversham is a bastard, quite literally. He is bound for Canada and a new life after one last visit to the British Museum . . . where he meets Elizabeth Ardenzy. Elizabeth is betrothed (nearly), her life planned to perfection by her father. Unless a bastard convinces her to run away to Canada first.ˇˇ
In MICHELLE MARCOS’s Bad Luck Encounter – Anyone would think that a bookish spinster with bad eyesight has had her share of bad luck.ˇ But when “accidents” begin to happen just as her younger sister is trying to find a husband, Isha Elmwood spots the perpetrator: Mr. Bad Luck himself.ˇ Trouble is, she’s the only one who can see him.ˇ Isha must find a way to put a stop to this handsome knave without subjecting herself to the worst luck of all: losing her heart.
In DEB MARLOWE’s An Unexpected Encounter – Tall, practical girls might not be worth much in a man’s world, but Miss Lisbeth Moreton knows she’s worth more than the squire’s prized heifer. ˇTo change her fate, she’s run off to a date with destiny at the British Museum. ˇHer would-be swain never shows, but an unexpected encounter with Lord Cotwell and his lonely ward might lead to altogether new prospects . . . and perhaps to love.
In AVA STONE’s Encounter with an Adventurer – Lucinda Potts would do just about anything to get out of her brother’s home and out from under her hateful sister-in-law’s thumb. After an encounter with the gadabout and notorious Lord Brookfield, Lucy is more determined than ever to escape London for a life of adventure. Unfortunately, the his lordship seems just as determined to stand firmly in her way.ˇ
http://www.claudiadain.com
http://www.michellemarcos.com
http://www.debmarlowe.com
http://www.avastoneauthor.com/
Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks

 

A Dangerous Dalliance by Regina Scott

dangerous_kdpTraditional Regency
When art teacher Hannah Alexander agrees to accompany four of her students
on a country house visit before Easter, she never dreams of entering into a
dalliance with the owner, David Tenant, the handsome new Earl of Brentfield.
But one moment in David’s company, and she’s in danger of losing her heart.
And as events unfold at Brentfield, Hannah quickly learns that loving David
comes at a price, to her future plans of being a portrait painter, to her
position as a teacher, and to her very life.ˇ A clean romance set in the
Regency, with a touch of romantic suspense.
www.reginascott.comˇ
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Available at Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble

 

Miss Parker’s Ponies by Victoria Hinshaw

PonyFinal copyTraditional Regency
Miss Caroline Parker must find a husband with a substantial fortune. Captain Thomas Ogden needs a mate with a large inheritance. Caroline’s aunt provides a list of Eligibles: men with handsome incomes. Thomas’s mama has a list of Suitables: rich young ladies ripe for marriage. When they discover their mutual pursuit, Tom and Caro pledge to help find each other the right match.
But as the London Season whirls, they find a multitude of complaints about each candidate for the other’s hand. They discover a shocking fact: neither can bear to lose the other…love has caught them unawares.
www.victoriahinshaw.com
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e-book release of a Zebra 2002 novel

 

The Shamrock and the Rose by Regan Walker

Shamrock_COVER_smallerBoroughs Publishing Group
Regency Historical
Set in London in 1818, it’s the story of Rose Collingwood, daughter of a baron, who wanted to play Portia in The Merchant of Venice. To accept the part at the Theatre-Royal at Hay-Market, the very proper young lady assumed the disguise of Miss Lily Underwood, the actress. Who knew all of London would soon be at her feet sending her love notes? One such Valentine goes awry only to be found by the dashing Irish barrister, Morgan O’Connell. Though he would have seduced the actress, Morgan must court the lady. Given three choices much like Portia’s suitors, can she resist the handsome Irish rogue?
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Embracing Scandal by Suzi Love

Embracing_Scandal_coverCrimson Romance -ˇISBN 1440560498ˇ(ISBN13:ˇ9781440560491)
Regency Historical
After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca’s calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin.ˇ
The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has returned to London after five years on the continent extending his family’s shipping interests. He’s shunned his privileged London life and his father’s unbending attitudes, and becomes committed to employing the spying tactics he learned on the continent to help Becca indict the syndicate and using his skills as a lover to seduce her into his bed.ˇ
ˇBut how will Cayle be able to convince Becca, a determinedly self-sufficient spinster, that he can be more to her than just a protector?
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Feb 132013
 
Theatre Royal Covent Garden

Theatre Royal Covent Garden

While researching the Theatres-Royal during the Regency period (1811-1820) for my new Valentine’s short story, The Shamrock & The Rose, I found a wealth of information on the choices available to theatergoers in London at that time. More than one theatre had Letters Patent, and could, therefore, claim the name “Theatre-Royal,” and in addition to those, there were more specialized theatres and smaller playhouses as well.

From the variety of choices, it would seem that Londoners often enjoyed an evening at the theatre with as many as 20,000 attending the theatre on any given evening. One could see a drama, perhaps one of Shakespeare’s plays, a light comedy, or an opera, as well as ballet, pantomimes and skits—even a clown! And some of these might be combined into the entertainment for a single evening.

Drury Lane Theatre interior - 1808

Drury Lane Theatre – 1808

The theatres were lit mostly by candlelight reflected from many chandeliers. Of course, these were not dimmed as the entertainment began, so you could well see everyone in the audience as well as the actors on stage. And they could see you! So what activities you engaged in while in your box had to be discreet. The use of candlelight (until replaced with gaslights) also posed a fire hazard, as evidenced by several of the theatres burning down.

The Theatre-Royal, Covent Garden (now the Royal Opera House) was rebuilt in 1809 after a fire destroyed it the year before. Holding crowds exceeding 3,000, it became, perhaps, the leading theatre of the time. The principal performers at Covent Garden between 1809 and 1822 demonstrate the talent assembled there: In tragedy, Messrs. Kemble, Cooke, Macready, Young, Mrs. Siddons and Miss O’Neill. In comedy, Messrs. Liston, Munden, Charles Mathews, W. Farren, Mesdames Jordan, Brunton, Foote, C. Kemble. In opera, Messrs. Incledon, Braham, Pyne, and Mesdames Catalani, Bolton, Stephens, and Tree. “Kitty” Stephens made her first appearance here in 1812; Miss O’Neill, in 1814; Macready, in 1816; and Farren, in 1818. Several of these actresses and singers moved from the stage to the peerage when they married men in the nobility.

The Theatre-Royal, Drury Lane (mentioned in my Christmas short story, The Holly & The Thistle as providing seasonal entertainment), was redesigned in 1812 after a fire destroyed it in 1809. That was the fourth theatre to be on the site, the first having been constructed in 1663, pursuant to Letters Patent from Charles II. The Drury Lane Theatre was the first theatre to be entirely lit by gaslight in 1817.

Haymarket Theater

Haymarket Theatre

The Theatre-Royal, Hay-Market (also known as Haymarket Theatre or the Little Theatre) is in the West End and dates to 1720. (My Valentine’s Day short story, The Shamrock & The Rose opens with a scene set in this theatre.) It was originally constructed in the late 18th century and relocated and redesigned by John Nash in 1820. The new theatre was in many ways the same as the one that preceded it with flat sidewalls, tiers of boxes, a back gallery and the pit. However, the new theatre was much more opulent with colors of pink, crimson and gold and a circular vestibule “almost lined” with mirrors. It was the last theatre to be lit by gaslight (in 1843).

The Sadler’s Wells Theatre in the London Borough of Islington during the Regency featured famous actors, including Edmund Kean and Joseph Grimaldi. Grimaldi, though a dramatic actor, is best remembered for his character “Joey the Clown” with white face and rouge half-moons on each cheek. Because the period was characterized by public drunkenness, the rural location led the management to provide escorts for patrons so they could safely return to central London.

Sadlers Wells Theatre

Sadlers Wells Theatre

Sadler’s Wells (also known as “The Aquatic Theatre“) was used to stage sensational naval melodramas, including a recreation of Nelson’s victory at the Nile called Naval Pillars, and a recreation of the Franco-Spanish siege of Gibraltar, which included replicas of the fleet of ships, using a one inch to one foot scale, and working miniature cannon.

The Theatres-Royal in Drury Lane and Covent Garden confined their season to the autumn and winter. Sadler’s Wells filled the gap with their shows during the spring and summer. From the playbills I reviewed, the Theatre-Royal at Haymarket seems to have operated nearly year round.

In addition to the major theatres holding thousands, there were many other options for the theatergoer in the Regency:

The Haymarket (King’s Theatre) Opera House was originally built by the architect and playwright Sir John Vanbrugh in 1705. It was destroyed by fire in 1789, and re-built and used extensively for opera.

The Lyceum Theatre first became a “licensed” house in 1809 and was rebuilt in 1816, and renamed The English Opera House. It was famous for being the first theatre in London to feature some gas lighting (1817), and for hosting the London première of Mozart’s Italian opera Così fan tutte.

The Pantheon, constructed on Oxford Street in 1772, was originally designed for balls and masquerades before becoming an opera house in 1791. It was converted to a theatre 1811-12, but its role in the theatres of London was short lived. Damaged by fire and troubled financially owing to irregularities in its license, it was replaced in 1814 by the Pantheon Bazaar.

The Adelphi Theatre was constructed in 1806 by merchant John Scott to showcase his daughter’s theatrical talents, and was given a new facade and redecorated in 1814. It reopened in 1819 as the Adelphi, named after the area of West London built by the brothers Adam from 1768. (The name “Adelphoi” in Greek means “the brothers.”) Among the actors who appeared on its stage was the comedian Charles Matthews, whose work was so admired by young Charles Dickens. Most of its patrons were the salaried clerks of barristers and solicitors.

The Olympic Theatre was a playhouse built from the timbers of the French warship “Ville de Paris” (the former deck serving as the stage). It opened as the “Olympic Pavilion” in 1806. After financial losses, in 1813, it was sold to Robert William Elliston, who refurbished the interior and renamed it the “Little Drury Lane” by virtue of its proximity to the more established patent theatre. It was rebuilt in 1818.

The Royalty Theatre was opened in 1787 by the actor John Palmer in defiance of the 1737 patent monopoly act and featured as its first production As You Like It. Without a proper license it was forced to close–and Palmer was arrested. Under the management of William Macready, the Royalty struggled with pantomimes and burlettas (comic opera). In 1816, it was renamed the “East End Theatre,” and continued to offer entertainment until it was burned down ten years later.

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Feb 072013
 

cropped-vic-lady-writing-at-desk1212New Print Releases from Authors of The Beau Monde Chapter (Regency Historical) of Romance Writers of America

 

 

Haunted By The Earl’s Touch by Ann Lethbridge

Haunted by the Earl's TouchHarlequin Historicals
Regency Historical
Orphan Mary Wilder’s hopes of a place at Beresford Abbey are dashed by the enigmatic earl, Bane Beresford. He is as remote as the ghosts that supposedly haunt the Abbey….
Occasionally she sees a different, more caring man behind the facade, so is she foolish to long for a happy home…a family?
http://www.annlethbridge.com
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Checkmate, My Lord by Tracey Devlyn

Checkmate My LordSourcebooks, ISBN: 978-1402258251
Regency-set Historical Suspense

A desperate mother falls in love with the spymaster she’s forced to betray.

Devlyn’s seamless writing will entice readers and keep them eager for the next installment. ~ Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
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Also available in all e-formats

 

Undone By The Duke by Michelle Willingham

Undone By The DukeMontlake Romance, ISBN 978-1611098839
Regency Historical
Victoria has a secret… Reclusive designer Victoria Andrews hasn’t gone outside in five years, though she yearns to escape the prison of her house. She designs sensual lingerie for the most exclusive dressmaker in London, although she has never known a man’s touch.
A Duke in disguise… ? Wounded and stranded in Scotland, Jonathan Nottoway, the Duke of Worthingstone, is avoiding the murderous scandal that darkened his family name. As his wounds heal, he spends several sensual nights with the beautiful seamstress who knows nothing of his true identity.
A passionate awakening Can a woman trapped by her emotional scars be able to love a duke, when it means abandoning her safe world to embrace the life of a duchess?
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Also available in e-book (Kindle) format.
February 12, 2013

 

His: Two Regency Novellas by Regina Jeffers

His: Two Regency NovellasHis American Heartsong

Lawrence Lowery has been the dutiful elder son his whole life, but when his father Baron Blakehell arranges a marriage with the insipid Annalee Dryburgh, Lowery must choose between his responsibility to his future estate and the one woman who makes sense in his life. By Society’s standards, Arabella Tilney is completely wrong to be the future Baroness–she is an American hoyden, who demands that Lowery do the impossible: Be the man he has always dreamed of being. (A Novella from the Realm Series

His Irish Eve

When the Earl of Greenwall demands his only son, Viscount Stafford, retrieve the viscount’s by-blow, everything in Adam Lawrence’s life changes. Six years prior, Lawrence had released his former mistress Cathleen Donnell from his protection, only to learn in hindsight Cathleen was with child. Lawrence arrives in Cheshire to discover not only a son, but also two daughters, along with a strong-minded woman, who fascinates him from the moment of their first encounter. Aoife Kennice, the children’s caregiver, is a woman impervious to Adam’s usual tricks and ruses as one of England’s most infamous rakes. But this overconfident lord is about to do battle: A fight Adam must win–a fight for the heart of a woman worth knowing.

Available on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.

 

Jan 282013
 

Wendy Herrington pen name Collette CameronCollette Cameron is the pen name for Wendy Herrington. 

In February 2011, Collette decided to sit down and write a Regency romance. She wrote HIGHLANDER’S HOPE, the first book in her blue rose series. It releases from Soul Mate Publishing in April 2013. She has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. She’s been married for almost 30 years, has 3 amazing adult children, and 5 dachshunds. Her puppy, Ayva, sits on her lap while she writes. Ayva also nibbles at and lies on the keyboard. Collette love a good joke, the beach, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. She just finished THE VISCOUNT’S VOW, the second book in the series. You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels.

Collette Cameron Highlander's HopeYou can learn more about Collette by visiting her website, collettecameron.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Linked In.

 

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Jan 202013
 

Lady Writing at DeskNew Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde Chapter

 ( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.

 

 

The Reluctant Countess by Wendy Vella

Final Reluctant CountessRandom House-Loveswept
From Wendy Vella comes a Cinderella story of whirlwind passion between a dashing earl and a beautiful countess—and the secret that threatens to tear them apart.
Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.
Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.

Marisa’a Choice by Kadee McDonald

marisaschoice-500Aurora Regency (an imprint of Musa Publishing)
Traditional Regency
A determined young Regency lady…three eligible suitors…one true love.
Marisa Landon agrees to a whirlwind London Season because it seems to be the only way to prove to William Wycliffe that their lifelong friendship can turn into something more. She has loved Will since she was only fourteen. Now that she’s grown up and he’s returned from the war, she’s more determined than ever to make him her own.
But first, Marisa must deal with her step-father’s attempt to engage her to an eccentric viscount and the unexpected attentions of Will’s best friend, a charming young earl who can offer her wealth and status.
What will Marisa choose to do if Will won’t offer for her?
www.MusaPublishing.com (Category: Aurora Regency)
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A Secret Proposal by Valerie Bowman

SecretProposalSt. Martin’s Press
Regency
After reading a scandalous pamphlet entitled SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT, Miss Amelia Templeton cried off from her engagement. But her mother is set on seeing her daughter land a peer before the end of the Season. Amelia will do her duty. This time she has a list of the oldest, and most titled men in the ton who are looking for a wife. She’ll marry one of them. But first she needs to get over her fear of a wedding night. She enlists the help of Mr. Thaddeus Hammond, a mere mister whose reputation is riddled with scandal, but worse, he’s her dead brother’s closest friend. Thad has never told the story of what happened the night Amelia’s brother died, but he did make her a promise. She issues him a scandalous proposal: spend the night with her to show her the real secrets of a wedding night.
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Jan 112013
 

 

SusanaEllisA former teacher, Susana is finally living her dream of being a full-time writer. She loves all genres of romance, but historical – Regency in particular – is her favorite. There’s just something about dashing heroes and spunky heroines waltzing in ballrooms and driving through Hyde Park that appeals to her imagination.

 

In real life, Susana is a lifelong resident of northwest, Ohio, although she has lived in Ecuador and studied in Spain, France, and Mexico. More recently, she was able to travel around England and visit many of the places she’s read about for years, and it was awesome! She is a member of the Maumee Valley and the Beau Monde chapters of Romance Writers of America.

 

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Find out more about Susana and her latest release, Treasuring Theresa, on her website, http://www.susanaellis.com, or her blog, Susana’s Parlour, http://susanaellisauthor.wordpress.com/.

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Jan 082013
 

Lady Writing at DeskNew Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde Chapter

 ( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.

 

A Convenient Bride by Cheryl Ann Smith

A Convenient Bride CoverBerkley Sensation, 978-0-425-26065-4

Regency Historical
On the hunt for his runaway sister, Lord Richard Ellerby stops a suspicious carriage at gunpoint and is shocked to be mistaken for a thieving highwayman. When the attractive woman inside makes him an offer to court her for pay, Richard refuses and sends her on her way. But the determined lady soon finds him again and proposes an even more outrageous offer: wedding her in a marriage of convenience.
Desperate to find love with a man of her own choosing, Lady Brenna Harrington will do anything to hold on to her freedom, even if it means propositioning a dangerous highwayman. If she can distract her father with a prospective husband who only wants to marry her for her fortune, Brenna will have time to do things her way. While her plan may be just crazy enough to work, her unsuitable suitor has other more pleasurable ideas that have Brenna falling into a most inconvenient love…
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Castonbury Park: Ladies of Disrepute: #4 Lady of Shame by Ann Lethbridge

Ladies of Disrepute frontHQN  978-0373777945
The third and fourth book in the CASTONBURY PARK Series In book 4 Lady of Shame, Lady Claire must put pride above prattle is she is to shake off the no-so-respectable reputation of her youth and seek help from her family at Castonbury Park. The dark gaze of head chef Monsieur Andre is as deliciously tempting as the food he prepares. Another most unsuitable man with whom to risk her reputation….. But losing him could be even worse.
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Beauty In Disguise by Mary Moore

Beauty Cover FullLove Inspired Historical, 9780373829491
Regency Inspirational
After her scandalous first Season, Lady Kathryn needs a new beginning. Concealing her stunning hair and sapphire eyes beneath a dowdy façade, she’s grateful to earn her keep as companion Kate Montgomery. Until she comes face-to-face with her past in Lord Dalton, the only man she has ever loved.
The debutante Dalton fell in love with years ago was beautiful beyond compare. The gentle, mysterious young woman he encounters at a country house has qualities he now values more highly-until he learns of her deception. Kate has broken his heart not once, but twice.
Can faith help him see that love, like true beauty, always comes to light?

The Scoundrel Takes a Bride by Stefanie Sloane

Scoundrel cover2Ballantine, 0345531159
Regency Historical An Impossible Attraction
In Stefanie Sloane’s irresistible Regency romance series of spy games and seductive passion, a rogue discovers that his desire for the wrong woman is so very right.
Are you a Beau Monde author with a new Regency coming out? Be sure to email Cynthia at editor.regencyreader (at) yahoo (dot) com.
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Dec 272012
 

Lady Writing at DeskNew Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde Chapter

 ( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.

 

 

The Persistent Earl by Gail Eastwood

Penguin Intermix, Signet Regency Reissue
Traditional Regency (with a thread of suspense)
Nursing a wounded war hero back to health is no task for a reclusive young widow, especially when he is the Earl of Devenham, a notorious rake. Lady Phoebe Brodfield already helps to care for her young niece and nephews, but she is in no position to refuse. He has never known true love, and betrayed in marriage, she never wants to know it again. Can these two damaged souls heal each other? Unsuspected and escalating danger puts both their lives at risk, and they must solve a riddle from Phoebe’s past to have a chance for a future bright with love.
Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee (1995) –Romantic Times
“ROMY” Award finalist –A Little Romance
“A fast-paced plot and well-drawn characterizations combine into a wonderfully delightful read…” –Affaire de Coeur
“…the reader won’t be able to stop until all is revealed…:–Rendezvous
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Five Golden Rings CoverFive Golden Rings (Five Author Holiday Anthology eBook including Karen Erickson)

Avon Impulse/Harper Collins, 9780062264992
Historical

The Duke of Ashton has had three years to plan for his perfect Christmas present—the Lady Eleanor Fitzsimmons as his wife. Now, all he has to do is convince the reluctant lady…(novella entitled HIS PERFECT GIFT)
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Stolen Away CoverStolen Away by Shannon Donnelly

A Regency Novella

Cool Gus Publishing
Traditional Regency (Novella)
Tangled lies…and even more tangled hearts…
As the mastermind behind her cousin’s London success, Audrey Colbert has even managed to obtain a proposal from the elusive Marques of Arncliffe. But when the bride-to-be is stolen away by a fortune hunter, Audrey sets out to fetch her back…only to run into Arncliffe. Audrey tells one set of fibs and then another, but Arncliffe insists on accompanying her. As she comes to know the man behind the title, Audrey realizes the truth…she really wants Arncliffe for herself.
Conner, Lord Arncliffe, resisted every matchmaking attempt in the belief that someday he would fall in love. When a dazzling beauty crossed his path, it was the letters she wrote…charming, funny, warm letters…that captured his heart. However, meeting up with his bride’s cousin, Audrey, on the road, he soon realizes she wrote him those letters. Now, how can he honorably break his engagement to the wrong woman so he can court the right one?
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Silver Links CoverSilver Links by Shannon Donnelly

A Regency Novella

Cool Gus Publishing
Traditional Regency (Novella)
The perfect marriage gone perfectly wrong…
Olivia has what seem the ideal marriage to the rising politician, Lord Duncastle. But when she lets slip a secret to the wrong person, the gossip damages his trust in her—and her marriage. How can she mend the broken links of their love?
Swept away by a whirlwind romance, Layton, Lord Duncastle, fears now that he acted too fast and chose a wife who will ruin him. Malicious gossip destroyed his father’s ambitions—and now he fears he is repeating his father’s mistakes. Can he find it in him to give his wife a second chance—or will he remake his marriage into a loveless match for the sake of his political career?
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Cavershams Bride CoverCaversham’s Bride by Sandy Raven

Sandy Raven LLC, 978-1-939359-0-1 (CreateSpace)
Sold into slavery by the men who were supposed to kill her, Angelia Gualtiero must now convince the man who purchased her to help her. Lia would do anything to save her little brother from her murderous aunt, even marry a man she knows wants nothing more than use of her body.
Marcus Renfield Halden, Ninth Duke of Caversham, needs an heir to secure his legacy and the futures of his young sisters from a desperate cousin whom he suspects of targeting him in pursuit of the title and fortune. When he sees a woman running from her guard in a market in Tangier, he is at first captivated by her beauty. After Ren learns her story, he’s in awe of her bravery. He then makes Lia an offer she cannot refuse.
Her brother for an heir.
What neither expected was to fall in love.
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Miss Quinn's Quandary CoverMiss Quinn’s Quandary by Shirley Marks

Montlake Romance, ASIN: B00A22BCY4, 978-1477811818
Traditional Regency
Larissa Quinn travels to Westmoreland to care for her aunt. After the day’s journey, the barn of an inn with a single vacancy is the only place for the weary travelers.
Convinced they will never see one another again and that no one will be the wiser, Larissa steps forward to claim the last room, saying she is newly wed to Sir Randall Trent, baronet.
Both are surprised to be thrown together in London for the Season where life is about to offer Larissa an adventure unlike any she had ever imagined.
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His Lordship's ChaperoneHis Lordship’s Chaperone by Shirley Marks

Montlake Romance, ISBN-13: 978-1477811825, ASIN: B00A9TMRFS
Traditional Regency
Robert the Marquess of Haverton desires a chaperone to keep from falling prey to the married, widowed, and single ladies of London. The Duchess of Waverly is sympathetic to her son’s predicament and help him find a suitable female to fill the position.
Miss Catherine Hayward accepts this unusual job. She is surprised to find the need to keep her new charge from being compromised is genuine. Soon she finds herself falling for her employer which makes her the exact type of woman from whom he is to be protected.
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Lady Eugenia's Holiday CoverLady Eugenia’s Holiday by Shirley Marks

Montlake Romance, ISBN-13: 978-1611097726, ASIN: B00A9T63U8
Traditional Holiday Regency
Even though she missed her London Season debut, Lady Eugenia Abbott’s dreams of attending parties and meeting young gentlemen comes true as she travels with her aunt to Brighton for some post-Season gaiety.
Lady Eugenia becomes a social success. She even catches the attention of an elusive duke, whose curious behavior causes her to question his intentions. In her pursuit of the duke, Lady Eugenia stumbles upon a deadly plot that places her life and that of the man she loves in danger. Given time, Eugenia can forgive the duplicity, but what about the betrayal of her heart?
www.ShirleyMarks.com
CitrusParlor.blogspot.com

 

To Catch a Captain by Ava Stone

Night Shift Publishing, 9781301183395
Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks
Regency Historical
Still smarting from his brother and former fiancée’s betrayal, rakish Captain Russell Avery arrives at his sister’s Derbyshire estate, looking for something or someone to help soothe his bruised ego. When a pretty little Irish maid stumbles into his chamber one morning, Russell is certain he’s found just the distraction he’s looking for. Well, at least until he learns who the lass truly is and the place she’s to hold in his sister’s household.
www.avastoneauthor.com
www.ladyscribes.blogspot.com
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Ladies and Gentlemen by Ava Stone

Night Shift Publishing, 9781301799022
Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks
Regency Historical
A compilation of three connected novellas—A COUNTERFEIT CHRISTMAS SUMMONS (originally in A Summons From Yorkshire). Lady Emma Whitton tricks the object of her desire into attending the holidays at her family’s home. BY ANY OTHER NAME (originally in The Betting Season). Lady Philippa Casemore is supposed to stay far away from wicked Lord St. Austell. If only she remembered what he looked like. MY LORD HERCULES (originally in A Season to Remember). Miss Miranda Bartlett will do anything to locate her missing friend no matter how dangerous. Unfortunately, Lord Harrison Casemore seems determined to thwart her plans and keep her safe at all costs.
www.avastoneauthor.com
www.ladyscribes.blogspot.com
@Ava_Stone
http://www.facebook.com/AvaStoneAuthor

 

Redeeming Jack CoverRedeeming Jack by Kate Pearce

e-book available on kindle, nook, iBook, ARe etc
Regency historical romance.
Disowned and disinherited by his aristocratic family, Jack Llewelyn survives on his wits and his ability to nurse officers returning from the Napoleonic Wars. He is prepared to go to any lengths to clear his name, but fate, and the Duke of Diable Delamere, have different plans for Jack. Soon, he will be hunting a missing spy, discovering old family secrets, and risking his life pursuing a woman who has changed beyond recognition Only then will he be able to face his lost love, ask her forgiveness and finally deserve his very happy ending.
http://www.katepearce.com
http://www.katepearce.com/blog/
twitter /kate4queen
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Pearces-Fan-Page/220636502580?fref=ts

 

The Viscount's Pleasure House CoverThe Viscount’s Pleasure House by Suzi Love

Crimson Romance, an Imprint of F & W Media, 1440560460
amazon: http://amzn.to/VlSGPg
Regency Erotic Historical
In exchange for information about his mother and sisters, London’s most notorious Viscount is coerced into allowing three respectable women to visit his Pleasure Houses. The goal of the ladies is to learn how to hold men’s attention by giving them exquisite pleasure. Each lady comes to the pleasure gardens a little naive, but leaves as knowledgeable as a well schooled courtesan. Though the world-weary viscount falls in head over heels in love with one of the ladies, he struggles to find reasons to convince her to trust him, and to marry him, after their visit to the country Pleasure House is over.
http://www.suzilove.com
Twitter – @suzilove
Facebook – Suzi Love’s Face Book Author Page – http://on.fb.me/NGeZcp
Suzi Love Magazine – http://www.glos.si/suzilove
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16114591-the-viscount-s-pleasure-house

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Dec 242012
 

Lady Writing at DeskNew Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde Chapter

 ( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.

 

The Importance of Being Wicked Cover The Importance of Being Wicked by Miranda Neville

Avon, 978-0062199034
Georgian Historical (1800)
The first in a new series
The first in a new series, named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Romances for the fall. Thomas, Duke of Castleton, has every intention of wedding a prim and proper heiress. That is, until he sets eyes on the heiress’s cousin Caro, easily the least proper woman he’s ever met. His devotion to family duty is no defense against the red-headed vixen whose greatest asset seems to be a talent for trouble…
http://www.mirandaneville.com/

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Demon's Curse CoverDemon’s Curse by Alexa Egan

Book #1 of The Imnada Brotherhood

Pocket Books, 978-1-4516-7290-9
Regency Paranormal
One of the mythical race of shape-shifting Imnada and a member of an elite military unit, Captain Mac Flannery suffers under a ruthless curse. As the result of a savage massacre on the eve of Waterloo, he and the men he served with are forced to live the hours of darkness trapped as their animal aspects. Now one of them has been murdered, and Mac suspects the existence of the Imnada may finally have been discovered. His only link to unearthing the truth—Bianca Parrino, the beautiful actress whom every man desires.
Forging a new life for herself after escaping the clutches of her abusive husband, Bianca Parrino is once again drawn into violence when a dear friend is brutally murdered and she becomes a suspect in his death. Forced to place her trust and her life in Mac’s hands as they flee a determined killer, Bianca cannot deny she is falling for the mysterious soldier. But will his dark secrets tear them asunder? Or will love be the key to breaking even the cruelest of spells?
www.AlexaEgan.com
www.BlameItOnTheMuse.com
@AlexaEganBooks
www.facebook.com/AlexaEganBooks

 

A Suitable Wife CoverA Suitable Wife by Louise M. Gouge

Harlequin Love Inspired Historical, 978-0-373-82945-3
Inspirational Regency
An Impossible Attraction
Lady Beatrice Gregory has beauty, brains—and a wastrel brother. With her family fortune squandered, her only chance of a Season is as a lowly companion. London’s glittering balls and parties are bittersweet when Beatrice has no hope of a match. Even when every marriageable miss in London is paraded before him, the only woman to capture Lord Greystone’s attention is the one he shouldn’t pursue. Yet Lady Beatrice may be the only wife to suit his lord’s heart.
4 stars from RT: “This story perfectly portrays the rules of London’s aristocracy, as both the heroine and hero learn lessons in equality and humility.”
http://blog.Louisemgouge.com
Twitter: @Louisemgouge

 

Ripe for Seduction CoverRipe for Seduction by Isobel Carr

Grand Central, 0446572748
Georgian Historical (1800)
The League of Second Sons
A secret society of younger sons, sworn to aid and abet each other, no matter the scandal or cost…
After the scandalous demise of her marriage, Lady Olivia Carlow knows the rakes of the ton will think her fair game. So when a letter arrives bearing an indecent offer from the incorrigible Roland Devere, she seizes the opportunity. Turning the tables on the notorious rogue, she blackmails him into playing her betrothed for the season. But no matter how broad his shoulders or chiseled his features, she will never fall prey to his suave charm.
When Roland boasted he’d be the first into Lady Olivia’s bed, he couldn’t have imagined that behind those brilliant blue eyes lurked a vixen with a scheme of her own. Still, Roland is not about to abandon his original wager. If anything, learning that the lovely Olivia is as bold as she is beautiful makes him more determined to seduce her into never saying “never” again.
“A delightful and erotic page-turner.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review )
***Don’t miss the bonus scene on Isobel’s website!***
www.isobelcarr.com
@IsobelCarr
https://www.facebook.com/isobel.carr

 

A Taste for Scandal CoverA Taste for Scandal by Erin Knightley

Penguin/NAL, 978-0451413475
Regency Historical
A TEMPTING DIVERSION
Things have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh. His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch. So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can’t help but seize the irresistible challenge.
AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP
Jane Bunting knows all about responsibility—she has managed to support herself and her brother with their bakery—but she knows nothing of excitement or passion. When dashing Lord Raleigh crosses the threshold of her shop, she has no idea of the potential danger to her reputation…or to her heart.
AN IMPOSSIBLE MATCH
Neither imagined things would go so far—until the night their worlds collide, irrevocably changing both their lives. But when duty calls for Richard, and with everything Jane’s worked for suddenly at stake, will their taste for scandal be their downfall?
“One of the…most beautifully crafted romances I’ve read in years!” -New York Times Bestselling Author Jillian Hunter
www.ErinKnightley.com
@ErinKnightley
www.Facebook.com/ErinKnightley

 

Simple Scandalous CoverSimply Scandalous by Kate Pearce

Kensington Aphrodisia, 978-0-7582-6947-8
Erotic Regency romance
After years of fighting on the continent, Richard Ross has finally returned to London to make peace with his father. And the erotic delights of his stepmother’s Pleasure House provide a welcome distraction for his war-weary heart. But he is shocked to encounter someone there whose resemblance to his lost love leaves him both tempted and tormented…
http://www.katepearce.com
http://www.katepearce.com/blog/
twitter /kate4queen
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Recipe for Treason CoverRecipe for Treason by Andrea Penrose

Signet Onyx, 978-0-451-23886-3
Regency-set Historical Mystery
England, 1814. Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, want nothing more than to savor a quiet life embellished by the occasional cup of the finest chocolate. However, when they receive orders to travel to Scotland and capture an elusive traitor, they feel their duty to the Crown must come first.
In a laboratory in Scotland, they discover a dying chemistry professor and cryptic papers hinting at a dangerous new discovery now in enemy hands. Racing against time, Arianna and Saybrook pursue their most cunning and dangerous adversary yet through a complex network of intrigue involving exotic chocolates, daredevil aviators, a missing inventor, and a secret recipe that must be recovered at any cost …
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