July 2017 Releases
No Rest for the Wicked (The Heart of a Hero)
A solicitor by day, Michael Devlin spends his nights protecting the people of The Liberties…until
Enchanting the Duke (His Majesty’s Hounds)
A young Lady, a too charming Lord, and elegant Duke, an infatuation, a dramatic revelation of dishonourable behavior, a chance for real love.
Lady Cordelia Branley, daughter of Baron Tillingford, in London for the first time, is captivated by the charming and talented Lord Edward Fitzhugh, son of the Earl of Bolton. But her chaperone, Miss Millpost, is not so convinced of the young Lord’s character.
Lord Edward Fitzhugh makes a point of charming everyone – especially young Ladies with sizable dowries – and of winning at cards with remarkable frequency. He also makes a point of not answering questions about his life – with a degree of secrecy that raises questions in the minds of many.
Philip Canterwood, Duke of Rotherhithe, is set in his ways as a widower – until the request of his dying friend, Baron Tillingford, for help to ensure that the man, with whom his daughter is infatuated, is not a cad. Once he begins to look into it, everything changes…
Is Lord Edward as charming and pleasant as he seems? Or does something more sinister hide behind his carefully presented polish?
Will Lady Cordelia find true love in the end? Or will she be blinded by charm with no substance?
And will the Duke allow himself to love again?
Love, One Summer in Bath: A Regency Romance Summer Collection (Regency Romance Collections)
When the ton leave London for the summer, Bath becomes the social center – eight delightful Regency Romance stories of love in summer, all featuring the town of Bath.
Indulge yourself and be swept away by love.
Includes the following eight books:
Enchanting the Duke
How to Bewilder a Lord (How To Series)
Gavin Corey, the Earl of Thornbrook, has shed his rakish ways in the hope of winning Lady Louisa Adair’s heart, but neither she nor her parents consider him a suitable match. He convinces her to join forces with him to locate a missing family treasure by proposing a wager: if he finds the jewels, Lady Louisa must allow him to court her, but if she prevails, he must reveal the secret he’s keeping from her.
Lady Louisa might be the most sought after lady on the marriage mart, but she values her independence above all else and has no interest in giving up her inheritance to marry. As she spends more time with the charming earl, however, she starts to wonder if he’s worth risking her inheritance and her family’s disapproval… until she’s confronted with a scandal from his past.
An Unexpected Countess (The Secret Lives of the Ton)
The Earl of Hartwick delights in scandalizing Society with his behavior. But it’s his turn to be scandalized when, leaving a liaison, he bumps into Miss Sarah Forrester—in the rain, at night, on a rooftop!
Sarah is hunting for a diamond, and the last thing she needs is the infuriating Hart distracting her. But he’s looking for the jewel, too! They may be rivals, but the sparks between them are uncontrollable. And soon Sarah finds herself longing for another treasure—becoming Hart’s American countess!
Tammy Jo Burns
Wild Lord Taggart (Those Scandalous Taggarts – Book 2)
Tammy Jo Burns’ Books
He wants to forget the past…
Having just survived a duel, Reese Taggart, has decided he needs a change of scenery. Remembering a sugarcane plantation he won in a long ago card game, he sets off on an adventure where he hopes he can outrun the demons of his past.
She wants to carve out a future…
Circe Hayhurst just wants to escape the reputation of her parents, find a man to love, settle down have children. She also wants to be respectable. Sounds simple enough, right? Not so, when your shipboard companion to a Caribbean island is none other than Wild Lord Taggart. She is determined from the outset to stay away from him and see her plans through.
Fate wants to mess everything up…
Circe does not feel as welcomed as she thought she would at her uncle’s plantation on Barbados. Reese has found the plantation he won in a shambles with the only inhabitants a family of squatters and some errant mice. Nothing seems to be turning out the way either one wanted, but they always seem to seek each other out for comfort and solace. When situations go from bad to worse, will Reese and Circe reach out to one another, or are they both too stubborn to see what is in front of them? By the time they do, will it be too late?
The Duke Meets His Match (Infamous Somertons)
The daughter of an infamous art forger, Chloe Somerton grew up poor. Desperate to aid her sisters, she’d picked a pocket…or two. Now circumstances have changed, and Chloe has a chance to marry a young, wealthy lord. Only his mentor—a dark, dangerous duke—stands in her way. The duke knows about her past, and she’ll do anything to keep him from telling.
The moment Michael Keswick, the Duke of Cameron, sees Chloe Somerton, he recognizes her as a fraud. The stunning beauty with sapphire eyes and golden hair now appears to be a proper lady, but he knows better. What begins as a battle of wills soon escalates into a fierce attraction. In Chloe, Michael finds peace from the memories of war, but he refuses to marry…and she won’t settle for anything less.
Tempting the Marquess (The London Lords)
After his parents were brutally murdered, William Hastings, Marquess of Standish dedicated his life to duty, king, and country. For ten years he’s been immersed in the shadowy world of British government intrigues, until the day they ask the impossible—interrogate the innocent and lushly sensual daughter of a suspected traitor under the guise of courtship.
Lady Samantha Buchanan’s secrets could destroy her reputation, but she has returned to London for a Season long denied. Swept up in the intoxicating whirl of the ton—and a scorching reintroduction to her dashing childhood companion Lord Standish—it appears happiness is finally within reach. But where truth and deception intertwine, and deadly enemies circle, can love ever hope for victory?
Only a Hero Will Do (The Heart of a Hero)
Defender of the realm…and his wary heart…
Captain Grant Alexander is an enigma in London society. Dashing and handsome, he coldly eschews marriage. But the ton knows nothing of his role in the Legion: to bring Typhon, the traitor who seeks to destroy the British monarchy, to justice.
When Grant is thrown together with fellow Legion member Elizabeth Atwell, he’s instantly beguiled yet exasperated by this beautiful viscount’s daughter. She has little interest in combing the marriage mart for a well-bred, well-heeled husband, but is adept at code-breaking and handling a bow and arrow. She also refuses to do as she is told, insisting she accompany Grant on his mission.
As Typhon continues to evade capture and dark forces are at work, Grant realizes he must act, not only to protect the realm but Elizabeth too…not to mention his heart, which is in danger of thawing every time she comes close…
The Pirate and I (Devil’s Duke)
Years ago, Miss Esme Astell fell hopelessly in love with Charles Brittle, an unassuming and highly respectable London bookmaker.
Then he disappeared without a word.
The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again —
In a dark alleyway —
In a drenching rain —
In a chase with the police —
Can she resist falling again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he’s become?
Lost in Love (Road to Forever)
EVERY RELATIONSHIP HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS –
When Adelaide Formsby-Smythe insults the Duke of Selridge to the point she sees her own murder in his eyes, her wish that the ground would open up and swallow her seems a perfectly reasonable response. Until it does.
Thus, Major Marcus Winfield, now the Duke of Selridge, ends the worst year of his life by falling into an underground cave with the younger sister of his former fiancée. An offense punishable by—marriage!
EVERY MARRIAGE HAS ITS SECRETS –
Although he never imagined marrying Adelaide, Marcus decides they will limp along quite well together. There’s no need to mention he’s being blackmailed… or that his irritating new wife fills his nights with a passion he cannot deny.
Adelaide, however, having unexpectedly married the man of her dreams, will settle for nothing less than her new husband’s heart. She’ll make him love her. Far less bothersome that way when she has to tell him she’s a thief. And possibly a murderess.
AFTER ALL, EVEN THE ROAD TO FOREVER HAS A FEW BUMPS ALONG THE WAY.
The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager (A Waltz with a Rogue)
Blue Rose Romance
He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he couldn’t ever marry her.
A wounded hero.
An intrepid wallflower.
Two damaged souls searching for love.
Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts?
Caution: This book contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you’ll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own tantalizing romantic tales.
The Magnificent Marquess (New Revised, Expanded Editon)
Gail Eastwood (previous edition published as a Signet Regency)
Haunted by his past in India and determined to live by his own terms, the new Marquess of Milbourne has returned to London to take up the responsibilities of a title he never wanted or expected to have. Handsome and spectacularly wealthy, he is worshiped by the ton. He challenges their rules and adulation with his eccentric behavior until whispers of dark secrets begin to circulate about him.
Dutiful Mariah Parbury never thought her curiosity and thirst for knowledge would put her at odds with her own family, but once she meets the marquess she steps ever deeper into the briars. Will her path lead to love, or to heartbreak and scandal? Or will it cost her the highest price of all, her life?
“…a fascinating web of piquant romance and spine-tingling danger guaranteed to take your breath away.” —(4 stars) Romantic Times Magazine
Miss Hastings’ Excellent London Adventure (Brazen Brides)
Harper & Appleton
Having never left Upper Barrington in her twenty years, orphan Miss Emma Hastings is overjoyed when the uncle she’s never met invites her to come live with him in London. Everything about living in the Capital lures her. She doesn’t even mind sharing her seat in the mail coach with a gargantuan man whose belly rests on his lap. Even when her uncle fails to meet her at the posting inn in London, she’s too exhilarated over the city’s sights and sounds to be worried. After many hours pass and her uncle does not collect her, she determines to lug her trunk behind her as she struggles through London’s streets at night to find her uncle’s home.
Spurned by his mistress and vowing to never love again, Adam Birmingham, whose family is the richest in Britain, decides to get very drunk. As he’s staggering home, he takes pity on a very small young lady who’s lugging a very large trunk behind her. In the rain. Her destination is the home of his next-door neighbor, but no one answers the bell. Adam is compelled to ask the young woman to spend the night at his home. Promptly after showing her the chamber in which she’ll sleep, Adam passes out on her chaise. It’s not until the following morning he remembers that the lady’s uncle has died.
When Adam learns that Emma cannot return to Upper Barrington and that she has nowhere to go, he offers marriage to the hysterical lady. His heart is so shattered, he will never love again. Why not make this helpless orphan happy? Soon after they wed, they become convinced that someone has forged her uncle’s will–and likely murdered her uncle. Their resolve to bring the murderer to justice jeopardizes Emma’s life. Knowing she’s in danger brings out Adam’s protective instincts–and something far deeper, something he’d thought to never feel again. . .
Echo in the Wind (The Donet Trilogy)
Regan Walker Publishing
“Walker sweeps you away to a time and place you’ll NEVER want to leave!”
~ NY Times Bestselling author Danelle Harmon
England and France 1784
Cast out by his noble father for marrying the woman he loved, Jean Donet took to the sea, becoming a smuggler, delivering French brandy and tea to the south coast of England. When his young wife died, he nearly lost his sanity. In time, he became a pirate and then a privateer, vowing to never again risk his heart.
As Donet’s wealth grew, so grew his fame as a daring ship’s captain, the terror of the English Channel in the American War. When his father and older brother die in a carriage accident in France, Jean becomes the comte de Saintonge, a title he never wanted.
Lady Joanna West cares little for London Society, which considers her its darling. Marriage in the ton is either dull or disastrous. She wants no part of it. To help the poor in Sussex, she joins in their smuggling. Now she is the master of the beach, risking her reputation and her life. One night off the coast of Bognor, Joanna encounters the menacing captain of a smuggling ship, never realizing he is the mysterious comte de Saintonge.
Can Donet resist the English vixen who entices him as no other woman? Will Lady Joanna risk all for an uncertain chance at love in the arms of the dashing Jean Donet?
Alina K. Field
The Bastard’s Iberian Bride (Sons of the Spy Lord)
Alina K. Field
Daughter of spies
For a chance at true freedom, Paulette Heardwyn needs the fortune left her by her inscrutable father. But she doesn’t know what it is, where it is, or how to find it, and the only man with answers, the Earl of Shaldon, takes his secrets to the grave. Worse, the dead earl tries to force her marriage to his bastard son—and leaves her prey to a traitor seeking the same treasure she’s after.
Soldier, Steward, Bastard
Bink Gibson is ready to throw off his quiet life as steward to his old commander and head for India and the chance of prosperity. But before he can leave he’s summoned to the deathbed of the Earl of Shaldon, a meddling spymaster, a complete stranger…and his father.
And the Earl has set a trap Bink will never be able to resist.
Murder on Black Swan Lane (The Wrexford and Sloane series)
In Regency London, an unconventional scientist and a fearless female artist form an unlikely alliance to expose unspeakable evil . . .
The Earl of Wrexford possesses a brilliant scientific mind, but boredom and pride lead him to reckless behavior. He does not suffer fools gladly. So when pompous, pious Reverend Josiah Holworthy publicly condemns him for debauchery, Wrexford unsheathes his rapier-sharp wit and strikes back. As their war of words escalates, London’s most popular satirical cartoonist, A.J. Quill, skewers them both. But then the clergyman is found slain in a church—his face burned by chemicals, his throat slashed ear to ear—and Wrexford finds himself the chief suspect.
An artist in her own right, Charlotte Sloane has secretly slipped into the persona of her late husband, using his nom de plume A.J. Quill. When Wrexford discovers her true identity, she fears it will be her undoing. But he has a proposal—use her sources to unveil the clergyman’s clandestine involvement in questionable scientific practices, and unmask the real murderer. Soon Lord Wrexford and the mysterious Mrs. Sloane plunge into a dangerous shadow world hidden among London’s intellectual enclaves to trap a cunning adversary—before they fall victim to the next experiment in villainy . . .
“Thoroughly enjoyable . . . with sharp, engaging characters, rich period detail, and a compellingly twisty plot, Andrea Penrose delivers a winner . . . fans of C.S. Harris and Kate Ross will be rooting for Charlotte Sloane and the Earl of Wrexford. Devilishly good fun!” —Deanna Raybourn
“Fans of C.S. Harris take note! In this new, Regency-set mystery series, the artist Charlotte Sloane and the scientist Earl of Wrexford are the perfect mismatched pair of sleuths. A riveting ride through Regency London, from the slums of St. Giles, to the mansions of Mayfair.” —Lauren Willig, New York Times bestselling author
“A wonderfully engaging Regency mystery, with a most determined heroine and an engaging pair of street urchins at her side. Historical chemistry meets alchemy, and only a nonchalant nobleman can help solve the murder. A delight of a book.” —Joanna Bourne, award-winning author
Addicted To The Duke (Imperfect Lords)
Random House Loveswept
A lovestruck lady charms the duke of her dreams during an expedition on the high seas in this sexy, swashbuckling novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans.
Alexander Sylvester Bracken, Duke of Bedford, has a mission: sail to the Mediterranean and track down Lady Hestia Cary’s missing father. It is a straightforward task, but for two rather vexing complications. First, the sea holds painful memories; second, for her own safety, Hestia is to accompany him. As Alex battles the demons of his past, he must also resist Hestia’s surprisingly skillful attempts at seduction. After all, Alex has sworn to leave her untouched, and he intends to honor that vow—until he can properly ask the Earl’s blessing.
Ever since His Grace rescued Hestia from the arms of a Turkish pirate six long years ago, her heart has belonged to Alex. So when he agrees to help find her father, Hestia is thrilled. Although Alex tries to hide it, there’s passion in his eyes—and a frisson of desire in the air—whenever they meet. On board ship, miles from home, Alex won’t be able to deny her any longer. But with scoundrels lying in wait, she may not live to tell the tale of her conquest.
Love and Deceit (Mason Siblings)
Despite popular belief, Lady Katherine Mason is not the average gentlewoman. Since early girlhood, she has enjoyed creating fine clothing for her family. But even beyond that, she has a secret, one that takes her away from her family and into the home of the Marquess of Withington…
The mysterious and angry Withington engages Lady Katherine’s curiosity…and flames her desire. As much as she would like to, however, she is unable to reveal her true identity for fear of complete ruination.
Barrick Gray, the Marquess of Withington, despises the world for its morbid curiosity. Secluded at his estate, he has no intention of encouraging the haute ton’s interest in his war wounds, but to satisfy his aunt’s pleas to rejoin society, he agrees to return to town. Once he has proven to his aunt that he should not remain in the public eye, he will return to seclusion at his estate in Scotland. But first, he must prepare.
Not everything, however, progresses as he planned. A very intriguing sprite has somehow entered his safe haven and begun to wreak havoc on his life…and his passions.
Neither expects the hunger that ignites between them. Will it lead to true love? Or will it tear both of their worlds apart?
Refuge for Masterminds (Book 3 of the Stranje House Novels)
There is a traitor in Stranje House.
Someone is sneaking information to Napoleon’s ruthless spies, Lady Daneska and Ghost. Jane’s desperate hunt for the traitor ensnares the young American inventor, Alexander Sinclair, Robert Fulton’s nephew, in a deadly ambush. Sinclair is the most maddening young man in all of Christendom, a sharp-tongued rascal with boorish manners, but Lady Jane cannot bear the thought of anyone harming the golden-haired genius.
Is Jane enough of a mastermind to save Alexander, her friends at Stranje House, and possibly England itself?
Laurie Alice Eakes
True as Fate (The Ashford Chronicles)
Amazon Publishing/Waterfall Press
Lady Chloe Ashford detests going to balls, loathes social pretense, and finds the very idea of hunting for a husband obscene. But she has an even more scandalous secret: she once helped an American—the enemy—escape from Dartmoor Prison. Now, nearly three years later, Ross Trenerry is back—and in trouble again. So is her traitorous heart. He doesn’t know she’s the one responsible for sending him to a second prison, and she has no intention of telling him.
A former privateer, Ross has finally run out of his legendary luck. Only one woman lies between him and freedom. He desperately needs Chloe’s help to prove he hasn’t committed treason, but he’s distracted by the passion that flares between them.
They set out on a cross-country adventure together to prove Ross’s innocence, but peril soon dogs their heels. As they race to reach their appointed rendezvous on time, they must fight their growing attraction and focus on discovering who is behind this deadly plot. Will they finally admit their love and put the pieces together before it’s too late?
Three Weeks With a Princess (The Improper Princesses )
In Vanessa Kelly’s captivating series, three young women are descended from royalty—in the most improper way. But that doesn’t stop them from pursuing lives rich in adventure…
Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, comes from a long line of notorious women. Raised by her grandmother, formerly mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale, she has little hope of a respectable marriage. But the new marquess, her childhood friend, Jack Easton, would make a very desirable protector…if he weren’t too honorable to take her to bed.
It’s bad enough being saddled with a title he never desired. Now Jack must resist the beautiful woman he desires far too much. Duty calls, and he is duty-bound to choose a wealthy bride. But then Lia makes another outrageous suggestion: asking Jack to devise some tests to find her the perfect paramour. Tests that involve flirting, kissing, and other pleasurable pursuits. Tests that, in a matter of weeks, could transform friendship into the ton’s greatest scandal, igniting a passion even duty can’t deny…
“With a style reminiscent of Heyer, Vanessa Kelly’s THREE WEEKS WITH A PRINCESS breathes fresh air into the Regency genre while hitting all the familiar sweet spots. A tender, sexy, romantic treat.” ~Manda Collins, Bestselling Regency Romance Author
Through the Storm (The Storm Series)
Some plans are made to be broken…
Being judge, jury and executioner for the magical Vallen people is Kat Havelock’s hereditary duty, but she’s desperate to live a normal life. Sometimes even just a few minutes for herself would be amazing. Her plan is to enter Regency society, fall in love, and live happily ever after.
Jack the Lad, the notorious smuggler, has a single-minded quest to destroy his wealthy and intolerant father, who had driven Jack’s late mother to penury and despair. It has taken him ten years, but now the powerful Vallen is finally ready to put his plan into action.
When Jack tries to use his magic for revenge, Kat is obliged to stop him. He convinces her to give him another chance, entangling her into his vengeful scheme. Can Jack and Kat carryout their dreams? Or does destiny have a better plan to steer them together through the storm?