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June 2017 Releases

Cover image for Miss Hastings' Excellent London Adventure by Cheryl Bolen

Cheryl Bolen

Miss Hastings’ Excellent London Adventure (Brazen Brides)

Harper & Appleton
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Historical Sensual (mild)

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. . .

www.cherylbolen.com/
Release Date 05/31/17

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Regan Walker

Echo in the Wind (The Donet Trilogy)

Regan Walker Publishing
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Historical Sensual (mild)

“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?

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Release Date 05/23/17

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Alina K. Field

The Bastard’s Iberian Bride (Sons of the Spy Lord)

Alina K. Field
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Spicy Historical

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.

alinakfield.com
Release Date 05/05/2017

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Cora Lee

No Rest for the Wicked (The Heart of a Hero)

More Than Words Press
eBook
Sweet Historical

Michael Devlin is a man of great learning but little means, living in one of the poorest sections of Dublin. By day, he practices law at the Four Courts and gives reading lessons to the local children. By night he’s the man in the mask, prowling the streets of The Liberties defending the people—his people—from those who would prey upon them. But when his estranged wife appears on his doorstep with a summons from Sir Arthur Wellesley, both of Michael’s worlds are turned upside down. What will happen to The Liberties if he obeys Sir Arthur’s command to meet in Cork? Can he even trust the woman who married then left him five years ago?

As a spy for Sir Arthur Wellesley, Joanna Pearson Devlin has executed this same mission flawlessly many times before: locate the subject, transport him safely, and present him to her employer. When Sir Arthur sends her out one more time to bring in her estranged husband, Joanna knows this mission will be anything except flawless. But Napoleon’s agents are everywhere, and Michael is an important part of the team Sir Arthur is assembling to stop them. For the sake of her country, Joanna heads to Dublin even as her discomfort grows. Will she be able to put aside her uncertainties and convince her husband to join the fight? Can they learn to work together again if he agrees?

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Release Date 07/06/17

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Andrea Penrose

Murder on Black Swan Lane (The Wrexford and Sloane series)

Kensington
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Historical Sensual (mild)

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

www.andreapenrose.com
Release Date 06/27/17

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Bronwen Evans

Addicted To The Duke (Imperfect Lords)

Random House Loveswept
eBook
Spicy Historical

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.

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Release Date 06/13/2017

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Cheri Champagne

Love and Deceit (Mason Siblings)

Pandamoon Publishing
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Spicy Historical

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?

cherichampagne.com
Release Date 05/02/17

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Kathleen Baldwin

Refuge for Masterminds (Book 3 of the Stranje House Novels)

TorTeen
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Sweet Historical

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?

kathleenbaldwin.com
Release Date 05/23/2017

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Laurie Alice Eakes

True as Fate (The Ashford Chronicles)

Amazon Publishing/Waterfall Press
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Sweet Historical

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?

www.lauriealiceeakes.com
Release Date 06/06/17

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Vanessa Kelly

Three Weeks With a Princess (The Improper Princesses )

Kensington Zebra
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Spicy Historical

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

www.vanessakellyauthor.com
Release Date 06/27/17

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Meredith Bond

Through the Storm (The Storm Series)

Anessa Books
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Sweet Paranormal

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?

www.meredithbond.com
Release Date 05/31/17

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Cover image for To Seduce a Stranger by Susanna Craig

Susanna Craig

To Seduce a Stranger (Runaway Desires)

Lyrical/Kensington
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Spicy Historical

After her much older husband dies—leaving her his fortune—Charlotte Blakemore finds herself at the mercy of her stepson, who vows to contest the will and destroy her life. With nowhere to turn and no one to help her, she embarks on an elaborate ruse—only to find herself stranded on the way to London . . .

More than twenty years in the West Indies have hardened Edward Cary, but not enough to abandon a helpless woman at a roadside inn—especially one as disarmingly beautiful as Charlotte. He takes her with him to the Gloucestershire estate he is determined to restore, though he is suspicious of every word that falls from her distractingly lush lips.

As far as Charlotte knows, Edward is nothing more than a steward, and there’s no reason to reveal his noble birth until he can right his father’s wrongs. Acting as husband and wife will keep people in the village from asking questions that neither Charlotte nor Edward are willing to answer. But the game they’re each determined to play has rules that beg to be broken, when the passion between them threatens to uncover the truth—for better or worse . . .

www.susannacraig.com
Release Date 04/11/17

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Sally MacKenzie

When to Engage an Earl (Spinster House)

Kensington Zebra
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Spicy Historical

If love is a malady, the Spinster House ladies have caught it, one by one.

Miss Jane Wilkinson couldn’t be more delighted when her two best friends marry, creating a much-desired vacancy at the Spinster House. For the first time in her twenty-eight years, Jane can be free of her annoying older brother and enjoy complete solitude—with the exception of the Spinster House cat, Poppy. If only Jane’s unruly thoughts didn’t keep drifting to handsome Alex, Earl of Evans, in the most un-spinster like ways…

Though jilted once, Alex has always intended to marry and raise a family. Now that his two closest friends have tied the knot, he is more determined than ever to find a wife. If only it wasn’t the intriguing Miss Jane Wilkinson that his heart—as well as the rest of him—desired. Not only does she appear uninterested in marriage, it’s clear she’s the managing sort. And yet, despite Alex’s fiercely independent spirit, the idea of being managed by her is quite appealing. Now if he can only convince her to give up her beloved Spinster House in favor of a far more pleasurable home—in his arms…

sallymackenzie.net
Release Date 05/30/17

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Amy Quinton

What the Scot Hears (Agents of Change)

Amy Quinton
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Historical Burning (hot)

England 1814: She is an outspoken American with a questionable past and a dubious purpose. He is on the hunt for a traitor.

Mrs. Amelia Chase is a highly-opinionated American woman on the run from her past with a penchant for self-preservation and a healthy love for Shakespearean insults. She’s faced her share of tragedy but has always carried on without a doubt of her success. Until now…when she finds herself alone in a foreign country, giving the performance of her life…

Lord Alaistair MacLeod is an agent for the Crown and a man with secrets. He doesn’t speak of them, he doesn’t dwell on them, and he certainly doesn’t let them define his future. Much. One thing is for certain, he definitely doesn’t share his confidences with a peery, outspoken American woman who is obviously trouble, acts highly suspicious, and is far too nosy for her own good… And he’ll do anything to protect his friends from would-be traitors.

Can he trust enough to embrace such an enigmatic woman? Can she awaken the passions of such an intensely private man?

amyquinton.net
Release Date 04/25/2017

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Tamara Gill

Only a Viscount Will Do (To Marry a Rogue)

Entangled Select Historical
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Spicy Historical

Lady Alice Worthingham never conforms to Society’s norms. Ever. She loves adventure, new experiences, and approaches life with a sassy attitude Society can take or leave. But even for her, robbery by a highwayman is a bit much.

Lord Arndel, Lady Alice’s neighbor, is playing a dangerous game–acting the proper viscount by day and the Surrey Bandit by night. And to brazenly steal from the woman who’s captured his attention is no mean feat, or the wisest of moves.

When Lady Alice learns the truth, the viscount finds that when a well-bred woman seeks revenge, she’ll make a gentleman thief pay for his crimes with everything…including his heart.

www.tamaragill.com
Release Date 02/22/2017

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Katherine Bone

Romance on the High Seas

Flowers & Fullerton
eBook
Spicy Historical

Seven best-selling authors of Pirate Romance take you on thrilling and epic high seas adventure with seven swashbuckling romances sure to satisfy the pirate lurking in your heart. Prepare to be boarded!

www.katherinebone.com
Release Date 05/18/17

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Sherry Ewing

Nothing But Time (A Family of Worth, Book One)

Kingsburg Press
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Historical Sensual (mild)

They will risk everything for their forbidden love…

When Lady Gwendolyn Marie Worthington is forced to marry a man old enough to be her father, she concludes love will never enter her life. Her husband is a cruel man who blames her for his own failings. Then she meets her brother’s attractive business associate, and all those longings she had thought gone forever suddenly reappear.

A long-term romance holds no appeal for Neville Quinn, Earl of Drayton until an unexpected encounter with the sister of the Duke of Hartford. Still, he resists giving his heart to another woman, especially one who belongs to another man.

Chance encounters lead to intimate dinners, until Neville and Gwendolyn flee to Berwyck Castle at Scotland’s border hoping beyond reason their fragile love will survive the vindictive reach of Gwendolyn’s possessive husband. Before their journey is over, Gwendolyn will risk losing the only love she has ever known.

www.SherryEwing.com
Release Date 05/16/17

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Donna Hatch

The Matchmaking Game

Mirror Press
eNovella
Sweet Historical

Rowena’s childhood friend, Evan, has returned home from war a handsome, but mysterious stranger. In an effort to bring happiness to her father, not to mention uncover the Evan she remembers from their youth, Rowena seeks to unite their parents. Who better to match a lonely widow and widower together than their adoring children? Her matchmaking game could help their parents find happiness and draw out her childhood friend buried beneath Evan’s new reserve … or it could break more than one heart.

donnahatch.com
Release Date 04/18/2017

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Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi

I Sofia-Elisabete: Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam (Short Story Variations I & II of Pride and Prejudice) (Freedom & Mirth)

Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi
eBook
Sweet Historical

Introducing a truly compelling new character in the world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction: “Sofia-Elisabete, the abandoned little girl, is impossible not to love.”

The year is 1810 and a girl is born amidst a great upheaval in Lisbon as it prepares for Napoleon’s Army to invade Portugal. Half-British, half-Portuguese-Galician, she is the natural daughter of a British Officer, he being Colonel Fitzwilliam, and a lindissima, she being a young beauty who worked at her father’s caza de pasto or public house. In Story I, A Journey to Albion, we meet this irrepressible little girl, Sofia-Elisabete, as she sails to England to search for her father. In Story II, Chocolate Destiny, she describes the two most important people in her life, as only she can tell it.

Richly detailed and written in a humorous voice using the vernacular of the Regency Era, these short stories are told through the innocent eyes of an enchanting eleven-year-old girl reflecting on her humble beginnings and her new life in England. Sofia-Elisabete has a strong and intriguing narrative voice, and you will feel like you’re reading her journal. These short stories are a spin-off of the novel, Freedom & Mirth: Or, A Pride and Prejudice Serio-Comic Journey. They comprise the first set in a series of short stories about Sofia-Elisabete.

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Release Date 04/20/2017

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Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly, Christi Caldwell, Theresa Romain

The Dukes of Vauxhall

Caldwell, Galen, Kelly, Romain
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Historical Sensual (mild)

Four dukes. Two balls. One prizefight.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens will never be the same.

After England’s victory in the Battle of Waterloo, the Prince Regent arranges a series of lavish celebrations at London’s notorious Vauxhall Gardens. The royal festivities bring together the rich and the desperate, the criminal and the lordly…and allow four very different dukes to find the love of a lifetime.

A proper viscount is kidnapped by a duke of the criminal underworld, only to encounter a mysterious woman from his past. A retired prizefighter, once known as the Duke of the Ring, stakes his reputation on a scrappy young boxer for the sake of a long-lost love. A traveler who inherited a dukedom needs a tightrope dancer’s help with a fake engagement that just might turn real. And the buccaneer son of a royal duke goes hunting for a respectable, highborn wife to salvage his scandalous reputation.

Let the pleasures begin…

www.shanagalen.com
Release Date 05/09/17

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Caroline Warfield

The Reluctant Wife (Children of Empire)

Soul Mate Publishing
eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

When Bengal Army Captain Fred Wheatly, a disgraced soldier with more honor than sense, is forced to resign, and his mistress dies leaving him with two half-caste daughters to raise, he reluctantly turns to Clare Armbruster for help. But the interfering, beautiful widow demands more of him than he’s ready to give. He’s failed so often in the past. Clare’s made mistakes as well. Can two hearts rise above past failures to forge a future together?

When all else fails, love succeeds…

www.carolinewarfield.com/
Release Date 04/26/2017

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Caroline Warfield

Holiday in Bath

Mirror Press
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Sweet Historical Anthology

Three brand new Regency Romance novellas.

Trial of the Heart

Marianne Wood has been summoned to Bath to testify against the man who killed her family. She dreads coming face to face with the monster of her nightmares, but finds surprising comfort under the care of a charming barrister, Harby Northam. Despite his kindly attentions, Mr. Northam is a shrewd and discerning man of law with an awful secret. Marianne is put to the test as she deals with the evil of her past and her growing affection for the mysterious Mr. Northam.

The Fine Art of Kissing in the Park

Caroline Trenholme is not pleased with Bath, the fussy, antiquated resort of the shabby-genteel. She ought to be in London, finding a man—not here, coddling her irrational grandmother.

In the park, she crosses paths (literally—this is Bath, after all) with a nameless, mannerless rogue, intent on stealing a kiss. Even her dog likes him better, as if his proposition weren’t insult enough.

The man’s impossible!

Especially once she suspects she might like him too.

Lord Edmund’s Dilemma

Lucy Ashcroft doesn’t share her stepmother’s belief that she might find a husband during her sojourn in Bath, but she does enjoy a respite from a household full of half-siblings and a younger sister preparing for her London Season, something Lucy can’t even dream about. She enjoys the company of the elderly ladies in her aunt’s circle, happy to enjoy their stories and to make their restricted lives a little better. She certainly doesn’t expect to find love.

As the younger son of a wealthy marquess, Lord Edmund Parker has been taught to do his duty. His parents intend him for the clergy, which in their mind means a prestigious position on the archbishop’s staff. He feels torn between their expectations and a his own ambition to become a physician and to assist at a free clinic. His mother insists a holiday in Bath is just what he needs to clear his head and bring him to do what his father demands.

When Lucy and Edmund meet while helping the ladies in their lives take the waters, their mutual interest in helping the infirm draw them together. With Lucy at his side, Edmund knows what he must do, but how can he set up a practice and care for a family if he must forfeit his family’s support? How can he pay his addresses to Lucy if he has no income or prospects?

www.carolinewarfield.com/
Release Date 05/09/2017

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Margaret Locke

The Demon Duke (Put Up Your Dukes)

Margaret Locke
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Spicy Historical

Behind every good man is a great secret.

Banished to Yorkshire as a boy for faults his father failed to beat out of him, Damon Blackbourne has no use for English society and had vowed never to return to his family’s estate at Thorne Hill, much less London. However, when his father and brother die in a freak carriage accident, it falls on Damon to take up the mantle of the Malford dukedom, and to introduce his sisters to London Society–his worst nightmare come to life.

He never planned on Lady Grace Mattersley. The beautiful debutante stirs him body and soul with her deep chocolate eyes and hesitant smiles. Until she stumbles across his dark secret.

Shy and bookish Grace much prefers solitude and reading to social just-about-anything. Her family may be pressuring her to take on the London Season to find herself a husband, but she has other ideas. Such as writing a novel of her own. But she has no idea how to deal with the Duke of Malford.

Will she betray him to the world? Or will she be his saving Grace?

margaretlocke.com
Release Date 06/06/2017

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April Kihlstrom

Harriet Tangles With The Earl (Wayward Widows)

April Kihlstrom
eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

Harriet Tangles With The Earl involves a duel of wits between an enterprising young widow and a disapproving earl. Each turns the other’s world upside down. They must join together to defeat an enemy who is determined to force Harriet to become his mistress and destroy the Earl of Darrowfield—as well as everything and everyone he values. Together, they discover love, laughter, adventure and that their differences matter far less than the happiness they could create together.

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
Release Date 04/12/2017

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Jane Ashford

Nothing Like a Duke (The Duke’s Sons)

Sourcebooks
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Historical Sensual (mild)

How does a gentleman rescue a lady?
Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful and independent Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about the beauty haunting his thoughts. When Flora shows up, Robert is nothing short of shocked.

When she insists on saving herself?
While Flora hates the expectations of fashionable society, she finds the annoyingly charming Lord Robert hard to resist. But while their attraction flares, someone much more sinister arrives and threatens Flora. Every fiber of Robert’s being says to step in and save her…but some damsels in distress insist on saving themselves.

www.janeashford.com
Release Date 05/02/17

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Regina Jeffers

Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes

Regina Jeffers
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Note: This is a re-release of a previous work.

Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes

FITZWILLIAM DARCY loves three things: his sister Georgiana, his ancestral estate, and Elizabeth Bennet. The first two come easily to him. He is a man who recognizes his place in the world, but the third, Elizabeth Bennet, is a woman Society would censure if he chose her for his wife. Can he risk everything he has ever known to love an impossible woman, a woman who has declared him to be “the last man in the world (she) could ever be prevailed upon to marry”?

Revisit Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice, retold from Mr. Darcy’s point of view. Discover his soul-searching transformation from proud and arrogant into the world’s most romantic hero. Experience what is missing from Elizabeth Bennet’s tale. Learn something of the truth of Fitzwilliam Darcy’s pride. Return to your favorite scenes from Austen’s classic: Darcy’s rejection of Miss Elizabeth at the Meryton assembly; the Netherfield Ball; his botched first proposal; his discovering Elizabeth at Pemberley; and Darcy’s desperate plan to save Lydia Bennet from George Wickham’s manipulations, all retold through his eyes. Satisfy your craving for Austen’s timeless love story, while defining the turmoil and vulnerability in a man who possesses everything except the one thing that can make him happy.

www.rjeffers.com
Release Date 04/15/17

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Janna MacGregor

The Bad Luck Bride (The Cavensham Heiresses)

St. Martin’s Press
Print | eBook
Spicy Historical

All were shocked at the announcement of the “cursed” Lady Claire Cavensham to Lord Alexander Hallworth, the Marquess of Pembrooke, especially since she is already engaged to another unfortunate Lord. Perhaps she will make it to the altar this time with one of these fine gentlemen! —Midnight Cryer

No one is left breathless at the imperious pronouncement of her engagement to Lord Pembrooke more than Claire. She hardly knows the dangerously outrageous man! But after three engagements gone awry and a fourth going up in glorious flames, she isn’t in a position to refuse…

Alexander requires the hand of his enemy’s fiancée in marriage in order to complete his plans for revenge. It’s his good fortune that the “cursed” woman is desperate. However, what begins as a sham turns into something scandalously deeper…

“Full-bodied romance…with intelligence and heart.”—Cathy Maxwell
“Captivating characters and a romance that sizzles.”—Eloisa James
“Will leave you swooning.”—Sabrina Jeffries
The Bad Luck Bride is the first in a new Regency romance series from Janna MacGregor!

www.jannamacgregor.com
Release Date 05/02/2017

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Nicola Davidson

The Seduction of Viscount Vice (Fallen)

Entangled Publishing
Print | eNovella
Historical Burning (hot)

Proud Scot and Fallen co-owner, Lord Iain ‘Vice’ Vissen is dedicated to performing in and producing the pleasure club’s hedonistic shows. Until the night he apprehends a rogue footman in their midst and discovers the spy is Lady Mairi MacNair—the woman who long ago broke his heart.

Born an earl’s daughter but now a seamstress, Mairi has returned to London to help open a superior pleasure club to Fallen, and finally realize her dream of being the seductive leading lady. But when she discovers her main rival is Iain, the man she loved beyond reason and was forced to abandon, she is soon caught in a web of lies, secrets, and raw, scorching passion that time hasn’t dimmed…

www.nicola-davidson.com
Release Date 05/01/17

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Valerie Bowman

Never Trust a Pirate (Playful Brides)

St. Martin’s Press
Print | eBook
Spicy Historical

The rules of engagement were never so scandalous . . .

A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different…

Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way?

www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
Release Date 05/02/2017

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