Sep 132017
 

Sara Portman – Featured Beau Monde Author

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Sara Portman!

Photo of author Sara Portman.Sara Portman is an award-winning author of historical romance. Her debut novel, THE REUNION, was named the 2015 winner in the Historical Category of the Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® contest.
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Jul 122017
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Louisa Cornell!

Photo of author Louisa Cornell.Louisa Cornell is a retired opera singer living in LA (Lower Alabama) who cannot remember a time she wasn’t writing or telling stories. Anglophile, student of Regency England, historical romance writer— she escaped Walmart to write historical romance and hasn’t looked back. She is a member of RWA, Southern Magic RWA, and the Beau Monde Chapter of RWA. She lives off a dirt road on five acres in the middle of nowhere with a chihuahua so bad he is banned from vet clinics in two counties, several very nice dogs, and a cat who thinks she is a Great Dane and terminates vermin with extreme prejudice.
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Jun 272017
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Collette Cameron!

Photo of author Collette Cameron.A bestselling, award-winning author, COLLETTE CAMERON pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances. Continue reading »

Jun 202017
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Laurie Alice Eakes!

Photo of author Laurie Alice Eakes.“Eakes has a charming way of making her novels come to life without being over the top,” writes Romantic times of bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes. As a child, Eakes began to tell herself stories. Since then, she has fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author, with more than two dozen books in print. Accolades for Eakes’s books including winning the National Readers Choice Award and Rita finalist status.
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Jun 062017
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Margaret Locke!

Photo of author Margaret Locke.A lover of romance novels since the age of ten (don’t tell her mom!), Margaret Locke declared as a teen she’d write romances when she was older. Once an adult, however, she figured she ought to be doing grownup things, not penning love stories. Thank goodness turning forty cured her of that silly notion. Margaret is now happily ensconced back in the clutches of her first crush, this time as an author as well as a reader. Because love matters.

Margaret lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with her fantastic husband, two fabulous kids, and three fat cats. You can usually find her in front of some sort of screen (electronic or window); she’s come to terms with the fact she’s not an outdoors person.
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May 302017
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Regan Walker!

Photo of author Regan Walker.Regan Walker is an award-winning, Amazon #1 bestselling author of Georgian, Regency and Medieval romances, including the Agents of the Crown series, the Donet Trilogy and the Medieval Warriors series. A lawyer turned full-time writer, her first six novels were Regencies and she tells us she has another coming our way for Christmas this year.

Meanwhile, she has just added another novel to her Georgian romances. Echo in the Wind is set in England and France in the years before the French Revolution.
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Apr 252017
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Janna MacGregor!

Photo of author Janna MacGregor.Thank you so much for allowing me this opportunity to introduce myself. I was born and raised in the bootheel of Missouri. I am delighted to announce that I’m a debut author with St. Martin’s Press. My first book in The Cavensham Heiresses series is The Bad Luck Bride. I credit my darling mom for introducing me to the happily-ever-after world of romance novels. Her favorite Regencies quickly became mine too. I write stories where compelling and powerful heroines meet and fall in love with their equally-matched heroes. I’m the proud mother of triplets and live in Kansas City, Missouri with my very own dashing rogue, and two smug, but not surprisingly, perfect pugs. I adore hearing from readers.
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Feb 102017
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Bliss Bennet!

Photo of author Bliss Bennet.

Author photo Copyright © 2015 by Jessica Boyatt

Bliss Bennet writes smart, edgy novels for readers who love history as much as they love romance. Despite being born and bred in New England, Bliss finds herself fascinated by the history of that country across the pond, particularly the politically-volatile period known as the English Regency. Though she’s visited Britain several times, Bliss continues to make her home in New England, along with her husband, daughter, and two monstrously fluffy black cats.

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Oct 272016
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Julie Daines!

Photo of author Julie Daines.Julie Daines was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in Utah. She spent eighteen months living in London, where she studied and fell in love with English literature, sticky toffee pudding, and the mysterious guy who ran the kebab store around the corner. She returns to the UK to refill her soul every year or so.
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Oct 212016
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Suzan Lauder!

Photo of author Suzan Lauder.A love for Jane Austen’s novels and Regency and Austenesque romance novels inspired Suzan Lauder to write her own variations, which led her to a passion for Regency era history and costuming, as well as social media book marketing. She cherishes the many friends she’s made as a result of these interests: readers, authors, historians, costumers, milliners, and more!
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Aug 232016
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Julia Justiss!

Photo of author Julia Justiss.Award-winning historical romance author Julia Justiss has written more than twenty-five novels and novellas set in the English Regency. Her awards include the Golden Heart for Regency from Romance Writers of America, The Golden Quill, and finals in Romantic Times Magazine’s Best First Historical, the National Readers Choice, the Daphne du Maurier and All About Romance’s Favorite Book of the Year.

A voracious reader who began jotting down plot ideas for Nancy Drew novels in her third grade spiral, Julia has published poetry and worked as a business journalist. An avid fan of Georgette Heyer, while unable to work a regular job when her husband was posted at the U.S Embassy in Tunisia, she decided to write her own Regency novel. And never looked back.
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Aug 122016
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Wareeze Woodson!

Photo of author Wareeze WoodsonWareeze Woodson, is a native of Texas and still lives in that great state. She writes period romance tangled with suspense. Years and years ago, she married her high school sweetheart. They raised four children and have eight grandchildren, and grandchildren are Grand. At the moment, all their children and grandchildren live within seventy miles of their home, which means lots of visits. Her husband and she still love each other after all these years — the stuff romance is made of, Happy Ever After!

Cover of Before She Became a Lady by Wareeze Woodson

BEFORE SHE BECAME A LADY
by Wareeze Woodson
Released: 07/30/16
ISBN: 978-1535498326


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Feb 222016
 

Today’s featured Beau Monde author is Donna Hatch!

Photo of author Donna HatchDonna Hatch, author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” has won writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award, and has also been nominated twice for the Whitney Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She is a sought-after workshop presenter, and juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children. A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

Cover of The Suspect's Daughter by Donna Hatch

THE SUSPECT’S DAUGHTER
by Donna Hatch
Released: 12/15/2015
ISBN-10: 1519395906
ISBN-13: 978-1519395900

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Mar 062015
 

Amy Quinton is today’s featured Beau Monde author.

Photo of Regency Romance author, Amy QuintonAmy Quinton is an author and full time mom living in Summerville, SC. She enjoys writing (and reading!) sexy, historical romances. She lives with her British husband, two boys, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to go camping, hiking, and canoeing/kayaking… And did she mention reading? When she’s not reading, cleaning, or traveling, she likes to make jewelry, sew, knit, and crochet (Yay for Ravelry!). Her favorite place to visit is England and the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Cover image for What The Duke Wants by Amy Quinton

WHAT THE DUKE WANTS
by Amy Quinton
Released: 01/26/15 ISBN: 978-1-62210-184-9 (ebook) 978-1-50330-469-7 (Print)

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Dec 082014
 

Sally OrrSally Orr is today’s featured Beau Monde Author

After her graduate education at the University of California Irvine and Caltech, Sally worked for thirty years as a Ph.D. scientist specializing in the discovery of gene function. Several years ago, she joined an English message board, where she posted many, many examples of absolute tomfoolery. As a result, a cyber-friend challenged her to write a novel. Since she’s a hopeless Anglophile, it’s not surprising that her first book is a Regency-era romance. Today she’s writing three novels for Sourcebooks. The first one, The Rake’s Handbook: Including Field Guide, was published on November 4, 2014. The second, When a Rake Falls, will be published on April 7, 2015. She lives with her husband in San Diego, surrounded by too many books and not enough old English cars.Sally Orr book

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Nov 172014
 

Kathryn Kane is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.

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Kathryn is a historian and former museum curator who has enjoyed Regency romances since she first discovered them in her teens. She credits the novels of Georgette Heyer with influencing her choice of college curriculum, and she now takes advantage of her knowledge of history to write her own stories of romance in the Regency. She now has a career in the tech industry but she has never lost her love of the period and continues to enjoy reading Regency romance novels and researching her favorite period of English history. Though she was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Kat now lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. She misses the warm sunny winter days of the desert southwest, but access to the rich research collections of the libraries of Boston is some compensation for the snow and cold of New England. Kat is occasionally assisted (or impeded) in her writing by a furry feline friend whose primary responsibilities are neighborhood surveillance and cuteness, at both of which she excels, along with exuberant purring.

Deflowering Daisy is Kathryn’s debut Regency romance. As a play on the title, she has woven a number of snippets of floral history into the story, some of which may be unknown even to life-long Regency aficionados. Others maybe known to some readers, though probably not used in the contexts in which they will be found in this story. An extended excerpt can be found at Kat’s web site.

Find her at KathrynKane.net — The Regency RedingoteKathryn Kane Romance

Aug 122013
 

Tammy Jo Burns sepia photo near an ornate stone bench

Tammy Jo Burns is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.

From a young age Tammy Jo could always be found carrying around books to read while watching her grandmother’s soap operas with her. She read anything and everything she could get her hands on and even made up skits and stories for herself and her friends to act out. Once she outgrew the children’s and YA books, her mom introduced her to an entirely new world—contemporary romance. Upon discovering she had a love for history, she began devouring historical romances. One day, sitting in a college British History class, something the professor said made her think, "I wonder." She quickly called her mom (also a writer) and ran the idea by her. After being told, "Of course you can do it, you’re my daughter," the rest, as they say, is history.

Tammy Jo currently shares her love of reading with the next generation as a high school librarian, and shares her personal life with her demanding dog trapped in a cat’s body, Ajax.

Her debut novel, A Traitorous Heart, Book One of The Reluctant Lords series, can now be found on Amazon.

Find her at Facebook Fan Page@tammyjoburnswww.tammyjoburns.com

Jun 032013
 
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.
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 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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