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December 2015 Releases

Cover image for Barbara Monajem's The Rake's Irish Lady

Barbara Monajem

The Rake’s Irish Lady (Scandalous Kisses)
Soul Mate Publishing
eBook
Historical
Content Rating: Sensual (mild)

ONE WILD NIGHT . . .
Widowed & lonely, Bridget O’Shaughnessy Black indulges herself in a night of pleasure. After all, she’s in disguise. And the baby girl? An unexpected blessing…until an old flame claims the child as his own to force Bridget to marry him.

ONE DETERMINED LADY. . .
Many women pursued Colin Warren, but only one climbed in his bedchamber window. When Bridget does it for the second time, she doesn’t have fun in mind. Colin is unfit to be a parent, and yet he has no choice but to acknowledge the little girl.

RISKING EVERYTHING FOR LOVE
Circumstances force Bridget and Colin together, yet grave differences divide them. Can love bridge the chasm that keeps them apart?

www.BarbaraMonajem.com
Release Date 12/30/15

Cover image for Maggi Andersen's Lady Hope and the Duke of Darkness

Maggi Andersen

Lady Hope and the Duke of Darkness (The Baxendale Sisters)
Self-published
eBook
eNovella
Historical
Content Rating: Sensual (mild)

In her first Season, Hope Baxendale attracts the interest of a powerful English duke, the husband all debutantes wish for and some will fight dirty to get. If only the handsome Frenchman Daniel Brienne, Duc du Ténèbres wasn’t distracting her from her course. Daniel shows little interest in marrying again, and surely, it is only the sadness in his deep brown eyes that pulls her to him:

Daniel yearns for solitude. When his very existence is threatened, he wakes to the possibilities of a life passionately lived. He knows just whom he wants in his future, but the weary hawk, the Duke of Winslow, circles. And is it fair to ask Hope to leave her family and her country for him?

www.maggiandersenauthor.com
Release Date 11/3/2015

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Cheryl Bolen

Rebels, Rakes & Rogues
Oliver-Heber Books
eBook
Historical
Spicy

A new boxed set that includes full-length novels from four of the Jewels of Historical Romance ( a group of twelve New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors).
Ranging from sweet to sizzling, the novels all have one thing in common: They’re full of rakes, rebels and rogues!

ALEXANDRA by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal
Heat level: Sweet
England, 1815: Lady Alexandra Chase has always followed the rules. But when her brother’s best friend—and girlhood obsession—returns from a long spell abroad, she finds herself longing to throw out the rulebook and follow her heart instead…

THE EARL’S BARGAIN by Cheryl Bolen
Heat level: Sweet
The Earl of Wycliff offers lovely young widow Louisa Phillips financial security for life. All she has to do is travel across England posing as his wife. They’re both hiding secrets – not the least of which is their budding love for each other.

KISSED by Tanya Anne Crosby
Heat level: Sizzling
England and Charleston, South Carolina, 1763 – Jessamine Stone vows to wed no man but her onetime fiancé, Christian Haukinge. She sets out to win back Christian’s affections, unaware that her brother has already offered him a bribe to break her heart. Christian agrees to the devil’s bargain, but soon finds Jessie’s innocent passion, trust, and faith undermine his resolve for vengeance.

www.cherylbolen.com
Release Date 11/08/15

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Cheryl Bolen

One Golden Ring (Brazen Brides)
Self-published
Print
eBook
Historical
Spicy

Re-release and new cover for Best Historical of 2005
First time in print since 2005

“Who can resist a marriage of convenience between a couple who have nothing in common–but passion! One Golden Ring is an irresistible pleasure.” Eloisa James, NY Times Best-selling author

PERFECT 10! A totally delightful, beautifully sensual, and endearingly romantic love story. Romance Designs

“This has got to be the most PERFECT Regency Romance that I have read this year.” 5 STARS Huntress Reviews

A marriage of convenience turns passionate in Bolen’s latest sinfully sexy Regency. Booklist

Not just a warm, toasty holiday tale, this novel is an emotionally touching romance. 4 Stars Romantic Times

To raise ransom money to save her brother, Lady Fiona Hollingsworth offers herself in marriage to England’s wealthiest man, enigmatic stockbroker Nicholas Birmingham.

www.cherylbolen.com
Release Date 12/15/15

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Jacki Delecki

A Christmas Code (The Code Breaker Series)
Self-published
Print
eBook
Audiobook
Historical
Sensual (mild)

A Christmas Code – Book Two
Lady Gwyneth Beaumont has long awaited the opportunity to convince Viscount James Ashworth that she is no longer the impetuous child who dogged his footsteps. Now a much sought-after debutante, she is determined to prove to the hard-headed rake that she is a grown woman and a worthy participant in both the spy game and the game of love.
Ash, recently returned from three years undercover in France in His Majesty’s service, wants nothing more than to complete his final mission and retire to his bucolic country estate. However, what seemed a simple assignment to protect the Prince Regent at a Christmas party turns into a maze of intrigue, desire, and treachery.
Adding to the perilous secret operation is one problem Ash never anticipated: the appearance of the reckless, enticing Gwyneth, who has blossomed into a gorgeous woman and self-appointed spy. When a snooping Gwyneth uncovers a shocking secret, she puts herself in mortal danger.

Can Ash protect Gwyneth and the Prince from French assailants and, at the same time, win the passionate Lady’s heart? Can Ash and Gwyneth both triumph in the game of spies and love?

www.jackidelecki.com
Release Date 11/13/15

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Cheryl Bolen

An Egyptian Affair (The Regent Mysteries)
Self-published
Print
eBook
Historical
Sweet

The Regent Mysteries, Book 4
A fresh romance with each new mystery . . .

While Captain Jack Dryden would lay down his life for the Regent, he draws the line at endangering his wife in the dark alleyways of Cairo-the place where the Regent’s friend and procurer of antiquities has gone missing.

But Lady Daphne Dryden will not be denied the opportunity to see swaying palms, crumbling pillars, and soaring pyramids in exotic Egypt. She even insists on bringing her youngest sister, Rosemary, who’s enamored of all things Egyptian. The Regent insists on sending Stanton Maxwell, England’s most imminent expert on Egyptology, as their interpreter and his own soldiers as their protectors.

Once in Cairo, Jack and Daphne begin their inquiries, inquiries which almost certainly cause the murder of one woman and the abduction of Lady Rosemary. Will Jack and Daphne’s wits-and the unexpected bravery of Mr. Maxwell-be enough to extricate them from danger and unmask the evil-doers?

www.cherylbolen.com
Release Date 12/15/15

Cover image for Bliss Bennet's A Man Without A Misstress

Bliss Bennet

A Man without a Mistress (The Penningtons)
Self-published
Print
eBook
Historical
Spicy

A man determined to atone for the past

For seven long years, Sir Peregrine Sayre has tried to assuage his guilt over the horrifying events of his twenty-first birthday by immersing himself in political work—and by avoiding all entanglements with ladies of the ton. But when his mentor sends him on a quest to track down purportedly penitent prostitutes, the events of his less-than-innocent past threaten not only his own political career . . .

A woman who will risk anything for the future

Raised to be a political wife, but denied the opportunity by her father’s untimely death, Sibilla Pennington has little desire to wed. To delay her brothers’ plans to marry her off as soon as her period of mourning is over, Sibilla vows only to accept a man as politically astute as was her father—and, in retaliation for her brothers’ amorous peccadillos, only one who has never kept a mistress. Surely there can be no such man in all of London.

When Sibilla’s attempt to free a reformed maidservant from the clutches of a former procurer throw her into the midst of Per’s penitent search, she is inextricably drawn to the cool, reserved baronet. But as the search grows ever more dangerous, Sibilla’s penchant for taking risks cannot help but remind Per of the shames he’s spent years trying to outrun. Can Per continue to hide from the guilt and ghosts of his past without endangering his chance at a passionate future with Sibilla?

www.blissbennet.com
Release Date 12/15/15

Cover image for the All I want For Christmas is a Duke anthology by Valerie Bowman, Tiffany Clare, Vivienne Lorret, and Ashlyn Macnmara

Valerie Bowman, Tiffany Clare, Vivienne Lorret, and Ashlyn Macnmara

All I Want for Christmas is a Duke
Avon Impulse
eBook, Print
Historical
Spicy

The holidays are a time for dining, dancing, and of course—dukes! Celebrate the Christmas season with this enchanting collection of historical romances featuring the most eligible bachelors of the ton…

A childish prank may have reunited the Duke of Hollingsworth with his estranged wife, but only the magic of Christmas will show this couple ’tis the season of second chances…

Sophie Kinsley planned to remain a wallflower at the Duke of Hollyshire’s ball. Yet when a dance with him leads to a stolen kiss, will the duke be willing to let her go? Or will Sophie’s Christmas wish be granted at last?

To the Duke of Vale, science solves everything—even marriage. When the impulsive Ivy Sutherland makes him question all of his data, he realizes that he’s overlooked a vital component in his search for the perfect match: love.

Patience Markham never forgot the fateful dance she had with the future Duke of Kingsbury. But when a twist of fate brings them together for Christmas Eve, will the stars finally align in their favor?

www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com

“Sophie and the Duke” — Sophie Kinsley planned to remain a wallflower at the Duke of Helmsworth’s ball. Yet when a dance with him leads to a stolen kiss, will the duke be willing to let her go? Or will Sophie’s Christmas wish be granted at last?

The holidays are a time for dining, dancing, and of course—dukes! Celebrate the Christmas season with this enchanting collection of historical romances featuring the most eligible bachelors of the ton…

“The Duke and Duchess Trap” — A childish prank may have reunited the Duke of Hollingsworth with his estranged wife, but only the magic of Christmas will show this couple ‘tis the season of second chances…

“Sophie and the Duke” — Sophie Kinsley planned to remain a wallflower at the Duke of Helmsworth’s ball. Yet when a dance with him leads to a stolen kiss, will the duke be willing to let her go? Or will Sophie’s Christmas wish be granted at last?

“The Duke’s Christmas Wish” — To the Duke of Vale, science solves everything—even marriage. When the impulsive Ivy Sutherland makes him question all of his data, he realizes that he’s overlooked a vital component in his search for the perfect match: love.

“One Magic Season” — Patience Markham never forgot the fateful dance she had with the future Duke of Kingsbury. But when a twist of fate brings them together for Christmas Eve, will the stars finally align in their favor?

“The Duke’s Christmas Wish” — To the Duke of Vale, science solves everything—even marriage. When the impulsive Ivy Sutherland makes him question all of his data, he realizes that he’s overlooked a vital component in his search for the perfect match: love.

“One Magic Season” — Patience Markham never forgot the fateful dance she had with the future Duke of Kingsbury. But when a twist of fate brings them together for Christmas Eve, will the stars finally align in their favor?

ashlynmacnamara.net

Release Date 12/01/15 (ebook) 12/22/12 (print)

Cover image for Patricia Coleman's Tea and Treachery

Patricia Coleman

Tea and Treachery
Amber Quill Press
Print
eBook
Historical
Sweet

What’s a lady to do when she finds the body of the one man who knows the truth of her brother’s death stuffed under a fountain?

For aristocratic blue-stocking Cassandra Douglas, it is the start of an adventure that throws her into the arms of her long-absent fiancé, Major Jason Cameron. Together they must solve a riddle written in runes, thwart a Bonapartist plot, and maneuver through the intricacies of Regency society.

Each perilous step they take toward solving the murder rekindles their love, but will an unexpected betrayal and an unknown assassin destroy their happy ending?

www.pcoleman.org
Release Date 07/2015

Cover image for Amy Quinton's What the Marquess Sees

Amy Quinton

What the Marquess Sees (Agents of Change)
Liquid Silver Books
Print
eBook
Historical
Burning (hot)

England 1814: He is a marquess with a woman to protect and an assassin to thwart. She is…not nice.

The Marquess of Dansbury is a strong, charismatic man living a charmed life as an agent for the crown. His past isn’t without tragedy, but he is too amiable to allow misfortune to mar his positive outlook on life. Until now…when he finds himself tasked with protecting the one woman in the world he actively disdains, Lady Beatryce Beckett.

Lady Beatryce Beckett is mean. She ruins other women on purpose. She lies. She cheats. She even steals. And she takes particular pleasure in provoking a certain marquess. In short, she’ll do anything to get what she wants: freedom from her abusive father. But she is strong (she’s had to be), worthy (who’d have thought it), and in love… Wait, what?

It will take a special man to see the true woman beneath the surface…and a strong woman to allow him that glimpse. Is the Marquess of Dansbury up to the task?

amyquinton.net
Release Date 12/7/15

Cover image for Heather Boyd's Reason to Wed

Heather Boyd

Reason to Wed (Distinguished Rogues)
Self-published
Print
eBook
Historical
Burning (hot)

Book 7
Richard Hill, the Earl of Windermere, might desperately require a wife and heir, but thoughts of duty fly from his mind when he rescues Esme, Lady Heathcote, from the embarrassment of a failed affair. They usually never agree about anything. He’s never even kissed the vexing widow. But when the opportunity arises to whisk her away for a no-strings-attached rendezvous, Richard can’t imagine a better way to spend a moonlit evening.

Esme has never lacked for admirers, but having Lord Windermere’s company goes a long way to ease the pain of losing her suddenly betrothed lover. And when Windermere suggests an affair, Esme is intrigued by the blazing-hot connection even while knowing their relationship has no future beyond his house party.

But as with any temptation, it’s a bargain they’ll soon regret.

heather-boyd.com
Release Date 12/08/15

Cover image for Bronwen Evans' A Whisper of Desire

Bronwen Evans

A Whisper of Desire (The Disgraced Lords)
Random House Loveswept
eBook
Historical
Spicy

Sensual heat melts the ice in the new Disgraced Lords novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans, as a marriage of convenience leads to delightful pleasure—and mortal danger.

Lady Marisa Hawkestone’s nightmare is just beginning when she wakes up naked, with no memory of the night before, lying next to Maitland Spencer, the Duke of Lyttleton—a man so aloof and rational he’s nicknamed “the Cold Duke.” A scandal ensues, in which Marisa’s beloved beau deserts her. As a compromised woman, Marisa agrees to marry Maitland. But on her wedding night, Marisa discovers the one place the duke shows emotion: in the bedroom, where the man positively scorches the sheets.

Taught from a young age to take duty seriously, Maitland cannot understand his new wife’s demands on his love and affection. Marisa’s hot-blooded spirit, however, does have its attractions—especially at night. In retrospect, it seems quite silly that he didn’t marry sooner. But being one of the Libertine Scholars requires constant vigilance, even more so when the enemy with a grudge against his closest friends’ targets Marisa. Now Maitland must save the woman who sets his heart aflame—or die trying.

www.bronwenevans.com/
Release Date 12/01/15

Cover image for Susanne Lord's In Search of Scandal

Susanne Lord

In Search of Scandal (The London Explorers)
Sourcebooks
Print
eBook
Historical
Spicy

A DARING EXPLORER…
In 1850’s London, the city is abuzz with the tale of Will Repton. The lone survivor of a massacre in Tibet has returned to England a hero, but the traumatized explorer has no time for glory. With only months to prepare for another dangerous expedition, nothing will deter him from his quest, and no one will unearth his secret. Until Will meets Charlotte Baker…

…IS NO MATCH FOR AN ADVENTUROUS HEART.
Vivacious Charlotte Baker is on a quest of her own- the discovery of a heroic husband to raise the family name. The Incomparable of the Season has bachelors panting at her dainty, spangled slippers but scandal is sinking the family and no aristocrat will have her to wed. When Charlotte meets Will—quite literally, the man of her dreams—no other man will do. The only problem is, marriage is the last thing on his mind.

The mantel clock is ticking. The tides are changing. What if an explorer’s greatest adventure doesn’t lie across an ocean, but within his own lost heart?

www.susannelord.com
Release Date 12/01/15

Cover image for Suzette Hollingsworth's Sherlock Holmes and the Dance of the Tiger

Suzette Hollingsworth

Sherlock Holmes and the Dance of the Tiger (The Great Detective in Love)
Self-published
Print
eBook
PDF
Historical
Sweet

Revolutionary terrorists, a dead British agent, a man-eating tiger, and the Commander of the British Army cavorting with a Russian spy. Now we have a national emergency. Despite being a master of disguise, Sherlock Holmes is unable to infiltrate the circus as the tiger trainer’s female assistant, finding that he is neither attractive nor convincing in tights. Enter Sherlock’s laboratory assistant and chief bottle washer, Mirabella Hudson, whose youth and gender are her protection against suspicion.

Second in “The Great Detective in Love” series, mysteries with romantic elements in the humorous vein of Jane Austen. #1, “Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Sword Princess” is a finalist in the 2015 Chanticleer Mystery and Mayhem awards.

suzettehollingsworth.com/
Release Date 11/07/15

Still Available in 2015

Cover image for A Very Matchmaker Christmas anthology

Christi Caldwell, Danelle Harmon, Renee Benard, Valerie Bowman

A Very Matchmaker Christmas

June Third Enterprises, LLC
eBook, eNovella
Historical
Content Rating Graphic Sexual Contact

What do you get when you have four despairing mamas with four unwed daughters? A very matchmaker Christmas, of course! This delightful holiday anthology features 4 novellas written by 4 different authors, all revolving around the same fun plot involving a Regency holiday house party and hijinks aplenty!

www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
Release Date 11/09/2015

Cover image for Sabrina Darby's Lady of Intrigue

Sabrina Darby

Lady of Intrigue (The Group of Eight)

Entangled Publishing
eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

Lady Jane Langley values logic and reason over passion and emotion. Her intellect has given her value in the eyes of both her father and society. Logic gives way to terrible, icy fear when Jane finds herself in a devastating carriage accident… an accident in which she is helpless to do anything but watch as her aristocratic companion is murdered.

But this was no mere accident. This was an assassination. Spy and grandson of Lord Landsdowne, Gerard Badeau is methodic in his dark, shadowy work, knowing that any display of emotion could get him killed. Something about the mysterious woman and her cool blue eyes stays Gerard’s lethal hand. Now he has both a witness and a hostage.

And if he doesn’t kill Lady Jane Langley, he risks a fate that is far, far worse…falling in love with her.

SabrinaDarby.com
Release Date 11/09/15

Cover image for Erica Monroe's I Spy A Duke

Erica Monroe

I Spy a Duke (Covert Heiresses)

Quillfire Publishing
Print, eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

She wants revenge…

When bluestocking Vivian Loren becomes the governess for the wealthy Spencer family, she’s searching for clues about the murder of her brother, not a husband. But Vivian didn’t count on James Spencer, the infuriatingly handsome Duke of Abermont.

He needs a wife…

As head of Britain’s elite intelligence agency, James has no time to woo a wife. When he discovers Vivian’s quest for answers has made her a pawn in a treacherous plot, James realizes they can help each other. She’ll become his duchess, and he’ll keep her safe from one of Napoleon’s deadliest spies.

What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes anything but, as they find out love is the most dangerous mission of all.

ericamonroe.com
Release Date 10/05/2015

Cover image for Collette Cameron's Heartbrk and Honor

Collette Cameron

Heartbreak and Honor
(Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series)

Soul Mate Publishing
eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

Abducted by a band of renegade Scots, Highland gypsy Tasara Faas blackens her rescuer’s eye when the charming duke attempts to steal a kiss. Afterward, Tasara learns she’s the long-lost heiress Alexandra Atterberry and is expected to take her place among the elite society she’s always disdained.

Lucan, the Duke of Harcourt, promised his gravely ill mother he’d procure a wife by Christmastide, but intrigued by the feisty lass he saved in Scotland, he finds the haut ton ladies lacking. Spying Alexa at a London ball, he impulsively decides to make the knife-wielding gypsy his bride despite her aversion to him and her determination to return to the Highlands.

The adversary responsible for Alexa’s disappearance as a toddler still covets her fortune and joins forces with Harcourt’s arch nemesis. Amidst a series of suspicious misfortunes, Lucan endeavors to win Alexa’s love and expose the conspirators but only succeeds in reaffirming Alexa’s belief that she is inadequate to become his duchess.

collettecameron.com
Release Date 12/02/2015

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Alina K. Field

Liliana’s Letter

Havenlock Press
Print, eNovella
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

The Matchmaker

Lord Grigsby wants nothing more than to retreat to his study, but a promise to his long-dead sister has forced him back into society to broker the marriage of his nephew to the heiress whose money can save the young man’s earldom. If only the young lady’s starchy hired companion would move out of the way.

The Matchbreaker

Hired to launch an heiress’s society debut, seemingly straitlaced spinster Liliana Ashford’s future as a professional chaperone depends on the girl’s successful marriage. But Liliana had her own close encounter with a scoundrel years ago, and she won’t let her charge be forced into marriage to the same kind of rogue, no matter how hard the man’s widowed uncle tries to woo Liliana around to the match.

Secrets and a Scandalous Murder

A shadow from Liliana’s past appears bearing an unfortunate letter she wrote long ago, and then the earl is murdered, evoking the scandal of the season. While she scrambles to make a respectable match for her charge before her own past can be exposed, Grigsby sets about finding his nephew’s killer—and Liliana’s secrets.

alinakfield.com
Release Date 10/15/15

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Margaret Locke

A Matter of Time (Matters of Love)

Locked On Love Publishing
Print, eBook
Paranormal
Content Rating Graphic Sexual Contact

Nobody would blame widowed twenty-nine-year-old doctoral student Eliza James for giving up on the idea of Happily Ever After. After all, she’s suffered more loss than most people do in a lifetime. But Eliza’s convinced her own hero is still out there, waiting for her, just like in the beloved romance novels she devours. Every girl deserves a Darcy, right?

Only Eliza doesn’t dream of a modern-day prince: she wants the whole Regency experience. She can’t imagine anything better than waltzing at a grand ball before being whisked away for a tete-a-tete in a corner of a garden or the very private seat of a well-sprung carriage. However, finding herself thrust back two hundred years into the arms and life of actual duke Deveric Mattersley—thanks to a magical medieval manuscript—has Eliza realizing some fantasies aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, especially when her duke proves himself less than a Prince Charming.

Deveric Mattersley, Duke of Claremont, has no interest in marriage, not after convincing himself he’s at fault Hopein the death of his first wife. Determined to atone for his sins, he decrees himself content to focus on the running of his family’s estates, and on raising his son–until the mysterious Mrs. James appears. Who is she? What does she want?

And why does she make Dev’s blood run hot in a way no woman ever has?

margaretlocke.com
Release Date 11/30/2015

Cover image for Heather Boyd's Miss Merton's Last

Heather Boyd

Miss Merton’s Last Hope (Miss Mayhem Series)

LLD Press
Print, eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

Over the years, Melanie Merton has used every trick and ruse to repel overeager gentlemen callers without ever revealing the real reason she won’t say yes to an offer of marriage. When neighbor Walter George jumps to her defense against slurs cast by suitor number twelve, he also pries into her past—uncovering the circumstances around a tragic loss in her childhood and her aversion to being touched by anyone. But even protective Walter must be kept at a distance for his own good, because despite a growing attraction between them, Melanie must deny him too.

Unlike other men his age in Brighton, Walter George hadn’t considered Melanie Merton for a wife because he was convinced he’d never have a chance to impress his haughty neighbor. But that was before he understood her better, before he uncovered why she kept friends and suitors alike at bay. The right husband could restore the woman he sees into some semblance of the fun-loving child of his memory, but would Walter stand a chance or become just another unlucky suitor?

www.heather-boyd.com
Release Date 10/13/2015

Ashlyn Macnamara's The Eton Boys Series Three-Book Bundle

Ashlyn Macnamara

The Eton Boys Series Three-Book Bundle (The Eton Boys)

Loveswept
eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Sabrina Jeffries, these three seductive novels follow a group of friends from the Eton school who are devastated by secrets, lies, and betrayal—until their hearts are mended by the women in their lives. Now What a Lady Craves, What a Lady Demands, and What a Lady Requires are together in one scintillating eBook bundle.

ashlynmacnamara.net
Release Date 11/03/15

Cover image for Alice Wallis-Eton's The Cryptographer

Alice Wallis-Eton

The Cryptographer (Second Sons)

Published by Alice Wallis-Eton
Print, eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

Everybody has a secret, but some are harder to decipher…
England, 1813. Aster Tanner is alone in the world and keeps a roof over her head by working the one asset she has – her mind. She needs her job; she does not need a Scotsman underfoot, making her heart flutter with heated glances and impertinent questions.

Iain McIntyre, Captain in the Second Dragoons, has a confidential assignment: find a list rumored to name traitors working against England. He is looking for anything unusual — like a woman working as a secretary. He tells himself his fascination with the lass is because she holds a man’s position, and nothing to do with his rising desire to know the sharp mind hidden behind her darkened glasses.

When Aster is targeted by those intent on recovering the list, she must decide who to trust. She has seven encrypted names. But whose? Meanwhile, Iain is on the trail of a double agent. Time is running out, and secrets must be decoded before lives and hearts are sacrificed.

www.alicewalliseton.com
Release Date 08/11/15

Cover image for Christy Carlyle's One Tempting Proposal

Christy Carlyle

One Tempting Proposal (Accidental Heirs)

Avon Impulse
eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

Becoming engaged? Simple.
Resisting temptation? Impossible.

Sebastian Fennick, the newest Duke of Wrexford, has always preferred the straightforwardness of mathematics to romantic nonsense. When he meets Lady Katherine Adderly at the first ball of the season, he finds her as alluring as she is disagreeable. His title may now require him to marry, but Sebastian can’t think of anyone less fit to be his wife, even if he can’t get her out of his mind.

After five seasons of snubbing suitors and making small talk, Lady Kitty has seen all the ton has to offer…and she’s not impressed. But when Kitty’s overbearing father demands she must marry before her beloved younger sister can, she proposes a plan to the handsome duke. Kitty’s schemes always seem to backfire, but she knows this one can’t go wrong. After all, she’s not the least bit tempted by Sebastian, is she?

www.christycarlyle.com
Release Date 11/17/15

Cover image for Eileen Richards' An Honorable Wish

Eileen Richards

An Honorable Wish (A Lady’s Wish)

Kensington
eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

Tony Matthews spends his time in London’s most notorious gambling dens, frittering away his fortune. But when his latest victory leaves a man ruined, Tony knows he’s reached his lowest point. Determined to make amends, he returns home to his family’s country estate with plans to settle down and marry at last. And he hopes the lovely Juliet Townsend will help him—if only he can keep his disgrace a secret.

Juliet’s secret wish has always been for Tony to love her. The only bright spot in her dreadful London season was dancing with him—before he disappeared to the card rooms. Now, he’s returned, but has he truly changed? Or will gambling always be his mistress, even if she becomes his wife? And does Juliet dare risk her heart by finding out?

www.eileenrichardsauthor.com
Release Date 11/24/2015

Cover image for Barbara Monajem's The Christmas Knot

Barbara Monajem

The Christmas Knot

Published by Barbara Monajem
eNovella
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

Widowed and destitute, Edwina White takes a position as governess in a remote village in the north of England—in a haunted house. She’s so desperate that she’ll take anything, and besides, she doesn’t believe in ghosts. Little does she know that her new employer is the seducer who lied and deceived her many years ago.

Sir Richard Ballister inherited an estate with a ghost and a curse, and every governess he hires leaves within a week. Finally, a woman desperate enough to stay arrives on his doorstep—but she’s the seductress who dropped him many years earlier for a wealthier man.

The last thing Richard and Edwina want is to work together, but they have no choice. Can they overcome the bitterness of the past in time to unravel a centuries-old knot and end the Christmas curse?

www.BarbaraMonajem.com
Release Date 11/11/15

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Bliss Bennet

A Man without a Mistress (The Penningtons)

Published by Bliss Bennet
Print, eBook
Historical
Content Rating Some Sexual Contact

A man determined to atone for the past For seven long years, Sir Peregrine Sayre has tried to assuage his guilt over the horrifying events of his twenty-first birthday by immersing himself in political work—and by avoiding all entanglements with the ladies of the ton. But when his mentor sends him on a quest to track down purportedly penitent prostitutes, the events of his less-than-innocent past threaten not only his own political career, but the life of a vexatious viscount’s daughter as well.

A woman who will risk anything for the future

Raised to be a political wife, but denied the opportunity by her father’s untimely death, Sibilla Pennington has little desire to wed as soon as her period of mourning is over. Why should she have to marry just so her elder brothers might be free of her hoydenish ways and her blazingly angry grief? To delay their plans, Sibilla vows only to accept a betrothal with a man as politically astute as was her father—and, in retaliation for her brothers’ amorous peccadillos, only one who has never kept a mistress. Surely there is no such man in all of London.

When Sibilla’s attempt to free a reformed maidservant from the clutches of a former procurer throw her into the midst of Per’s penitent search, she finds herself inextricably drawn to the cool, reserved baronet. But as the search grows ever more dangerous, Sibilla’s penchant for risk taking cannot help but remind Per of the shames he’s spent years trying to outrun. Can Per continue to hide the guilt and ghosts of his past without endangering his chance at a passionate future with Sibilla?

www.blissbennet.com
Release Date 12/15/15

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Regina Jeffers

Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary

Publisher Regency Solutions
Print, eBook
Sweet Historical

The Last Man in the World She Wishes to Marry is the One Man Who Owns Her Heart!

ELIZABETH BENNET adamantly refused Fitzwilliam Darcy’s proposal, but when Maria Lucas discovers the letter Darcy offers Elizabeth in explanation of his actions, Elizabeth must swallow her objections in order to save her reputation. She follows Darcy to London and pleads for the gentleman to renew his proposal. Yet, even as she does so, Elizabeth knows not what she fears most: being Mr. Darcy’s wife or the revenge he might consider for her earlier rebuke.

FITZWILLIAM DARCY would prefer that Elizabeth Bennet held him in affection, but he reasons that even if she does not, having Elizabeth at his side is far better than claiming another to wife. However, when a case of mistaken identity causes Darcy not to show at his wedding ceremony, he finds himself in a desperate search for his wayward bride-to-be.

Elizabeth, realizing Society will label her as “undesirable” after being abandoned at the altar, sets out on an adventure to mark her future days as the spinster aunt to her sisters’ children. However, Darcy means to locate her and to convince Elizabeth that his affections are true, and a second chance will prove him the “song that sets her heart strumming.”

www.rjeffers.com
Release Date 10/12/15

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Published by Miranda Neville
Print, eBook
Historical
Some Sexual Contact

Christmas in London is a busy time at the little bookshop in Duke Street, for love, literature, and shopping. Four couples come and go and discover that happy ever after makes the perfect Christmas gift. A new anthology from the bestselling authors of Christmas in the Duke’s Arms and Dancing in the Duke’s Arms.

In The Rake Who Loved Christmas
by Miranda Neville
Sir Devlyn Stratton wants to save his brother from an unprincipled adventuress, especially when he meets Oriel Sinclair and wants her for himself. Oriel won’t marry for convenience or become a rake’s mistress. But succumbing to Dev’s seduction is all too tempting.

A Seduction in Winter
by Carolyn Jewel
He’s an artist and a duke’s heir. She’s sheltered and scarred. Can he show her by Christmas that love can be theirs to share?

A Prince in her Stocking
by Shana Galen
Lady Cassandra has always done as she’s been told. Meek and malleable, she’s lived a life devoid of passion. When she meets a handsome man rumored to be an exiled prince, she sees one last chance at excitement. Little does she know, too much excitement can be dangerous.

The Appeal of Christmas
by Grace Burrowes
Shows that the best Christmas present is the one he didn’t realize he desperately needed.

www.mirandaneville.com
Release Date 10/15/15

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Aileen Fish

Captain Lumley’s Angel (The Bridgethorpe Brides)

Aspendawn Press
eBook
Traditional
Sweet Historical

Captain Samuel Lumley is proud to follow in his cousin’s footsteps and serve king and country in the cavalry. Wounded in the Battle of Waterloo, he is cared for by an angel in the form of his lieutenant’s wife. A promise to his dying comrade leaves Sam with the responsibility of seeing to the safety of the lieutenant’s widow, Mrs. Ellen Staverton.

Upon their return to England, Ellen finds herself homeless and in need of employment. When Sam’s mother offers her a temporary home with the family, Ellen quickly grows too fond of them and Sam in particular. She must find a position before she falls for him, which would dishonor the memory of her dead husband.

Night terrors of the slaughters he survived have left Sam an empty husk of a man. He has little to offer a woman beyond his name and income so he won’t think of marriage, but the only joy in his life is the laughter of his angel, Ellen. Can he heal his inner wounds before she is gone from his life completely?

aileenfish.com
Release Date 11/02/2015

Cover image for The Duke's Christmas Summons Anthology The Duke’s Christmas Summons (Danby Summons)

Night Shift Publishing
eBook
Sweet Historical

The powerful Duke of Danby is at it again! 1816 was the year without a summer, but what a Christmas it will be when His Grace finally turns his matchmaking machinations to distant branches of the Whitton family tree.

Collection Two includes:

Aileen Fish’s
A Marquess For Christmas
~Four years ago, Lady Eleanor’s brother Archie found his love, Harriet, indirectly due to the Duke of Danby’s summons at Christmastime. Now Eleanor hopes Danby will do the same for her, but she’ll have to get over her shyness to meet anyone. Discovered by the handsome Marquess of Wickham as she hides away in the nursery, she agrees to pretend there’s an understanding between them so his uncle won’t try to force him to marry. Eleanor enjoys Wickham’s company, but how will she find a husband if the gentlemen all believe she’s already in love?

Claudia Dain’s
The Mating Game ~Jeanne Whitton is a whisper away from being on-the-shelf. She and her sisters have been summoned to Danby Castle for Christmas. She knows that her uncle, the Duke of Danby has a history of arranging marriages and she, as the eldest sister, decides to sacrifice herself on Danby’s altar of matrimony. * Achilles Munro has been sent by Danby to India for one purpose: matrimony. He must choose one of the Whitton sisters to marry, but which one? Jeanne isn’t the beauty of the family yet there is something about her that soothes the shadows on his soul.

Jane Charles’s
Christmas Spirits ~Mary Soares was supposed to spend Christmas, nice and warm on her family’s estate in Falkirk, Scotland, tending to their whisky business. However, the English have made smuggling almost impossible, and so order after order is waiting at the distillery until it’s safe enough to continue shipments. Most customers understand this. Most customers are reasonable. The Duke of Danby is not most customers. So after a number of demands from His Grace, insisting upon his order, Mary decides to deliver the whisky herself since no one else is available

aileenfish.com
Release Date 11/03/2015

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Cora Lee

Save the Last Dance for Me (Maitland Maidens)

More Than Words Press
eNovella
Sweet Historical

Mr. Benedict Grey is the only heir to a long-standing title, and he knows his duty: find a suitable girl, get married, secure the succession beyond himself. But if a gentleman could be called a wallflower, Benedict would fit the description perfectly. And for the past six years, he’s been out of Society more than he’s been in it. How will he find a woman to wed and bed when he can barely converse with the ladies of the ton?

Lady Honoria Maitland has promised her dying father that, before he breathes his last, she would find a husband to take care of her. But she wants a gentleman that loves her, not her dowry or her name. When she reunites with her old friend Benedict, she proposes a plan that will help them both: a faux courtship and betrothal. She can teach him how to woo a woman and simultaneously ease her father’s last days. But Honoria’s clever plan failed to account for Benedict’s heart…or her own. Is she strong enough to bear the loss of her father and her friend?

coraleeauthor.wordpress.com
Release Date 09/29/15

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Valerie Bowman

The Irresistible Rogue (Playful Brides)

St. Martin’s Press
Print, eBook, Audiobook
Historical
Content Rating Graphic Sexual Contact

A PROPOSAL FROM A SCOUNDREL

Daphne Swift has not laid eyes on her devilishly charming husband, Captain Rafferty Cavendish, in quite some time. As a matter of fact, she wants the rogue to annul their brief marriage so that she can marry the reliable and estimable Lord Fitzwell. But the breathtakingly handsome Rafe is not interested in letting Daphne go—at least not without paying his scandalous price…

THE SEDUCTION OF HIS WIFE

Rafe prefers to face the dangers of spying alone, but this time he needs his innocent, fiery wife to uncover the information he seeks. He has even agreed to release her from their marriage if she submits completely to his plan. However, Daphne’s alluring combination of courage and curves makes her a dangerous distraction, and it is not long before Rafe is trading subterfuge for seduction in order to prove that Daphne is meant to be his and his alone…

ValerieBowmanBooks.com
Release Date 11/03/2015

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