Mar 022015

Information on our members’ new releases (along with other new Regency Romance fiction releases) and other Regency related articles are available for download at The Regency Reader – March 2015. If you wish to receive The Regency Reader via email, we ask that you subscribe through MailChimp using this short subscription form.

New Releases for March 2015

Cover image for LADY VICE by Wendy LaCapra

Wendy LaCapra

Lady Vice (The Furies Series)
eBook, On-demand Print
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact

Lady Lavinia Vaile knows what happens to a woman who puts her faith in society. For her, it was a disastrous marriage to a depraved man—one she threatened to shoot when she left him. Now Lavinia lives outside of society’s strict conventions, hosting private gambling parties. It’s only when her husband is shot dead that Lavinia finds herself in terrible danger…

A former judge in India’s high court, Maximilian Harrison will do anything he can to help Lavinia. In the darkest of times, he held on to thoughts of her and the love they once shared. Now he risks his own position in society―along with his ambitions―in order to clear her name. Yet as desire reignites between them, Lavinia remains caught up in secrets and shame. Her only salvation is to do the unthinkable…and trust in both Maximilian and love.


Cover image for A DEVILISH SLUMBER by Shereen Vedam

Shereen Vedam

A Devilish Slumber (The Rue Alliance)
ImaJinn Books, imprint of Belle Books
Historical/Implied Sexual Contact

Since dealing with the death of her sister and her abandonment by Sir Phillip Jones, the man who professed to love her, Lady Roselyn Ravenstock has lived as if sleepwalking. Mired in grief, she sequestered herself in her home, avoiding all callers. Then she meets Mrs. Helen Beaumont, and Rose starts to come to life . . . until Helen is murdered. But this time, Rose isn’t going back to sleep. Vowing to avenge her friend, Rose dons a costume and goes out into the night looking for a killer.

Sir Phillip, the Regent’s favored spy, returns from war determined to win back the woman he was forced to leave three years ago. But when he witnesses Rose covered in blood, racing from a brutal scene while gripping the murder weapon, he goes on a desperate mission to unravel what he hopes is a case of mistaken identity.

The investigation leads Rose into a world of enchantment, where people can re-shape their features, fires are begun with a snap of fingers and objects move of their own accord. But the real magic is the blazing attraction that is re-awakened between her and Phillip.

Will Rose ever get her happily-ever-after? Possibly. But first, she’ll have to convince Phillip of her innocence—
before the killer strikes again. . . .


Cover image for LADY OF THE FLAMES by Barbara Monajem

Barbara Monajem

Lady of the Flames (A Most Peculiar Season {multi-author series})
Barbara Monajem
Paranormal/Some Sexual Contact

Magic is fraught with peril—but so is love.

Lord Fenimore Trent’s uncanny affinity for knives and other blades led to knife fights, duels, and murderous brawls. Five years ago, he faced a choice: marry Andromeda Gibbons, the woman he loved, or find a safe, peaceful use for his blades by opening a furniture shop—an unacceptable occupation for a man of noble birth. The choice made itself when Andromeda turned to another man. The furniture shop prospered, but now Fen’s partner is accused of treason. In order to root out the real traitor, he faces another unpalatable choice—to resort to the violent use of his blades once again.

Once upon a time, Andromeda Gibbons believed in magic. That belief faded after her mother’s death and vanished completely when Lord Fenimore, the man she loved, spurned her. Five years later, Andromeda has molded herself into a perfect—and perfectly unhappy—lady. When she overhears her haughty betrothed, the Earl of Slough, plotting treason, she flees into the London night—to Fen, the one man she knows she can trust. But taking refuge with Fen proves to mean far more than getting help—it means learning to believe in love, magic, and the real Andromeda once again.


Cover image for WHAT A DEVILISH DUKE DESIRES by Vicky Dreiling

Vicky Dreiling

What A Devilish Duke Desires (The Sinful Scoundrels)
Forever Romance
Print, eBook, eNovella
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact

Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle’s title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it’s all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.


Cover image for FOOL'S PARADISE by Jo Ann Ferguson

Jo Ann Ferguson

Fool’s Paradise (Lady Priscilla Flanders Mysteries)
ImaJinn Books
Print, eBook
Traditional/Nothing more than kissing

Something is rotten in the Lake District . . . and the Prince Regent has asked Lord Neville Hathaway to investigate. But in order to ensure success, he asks his wife—and intrepid partner in crime-solving—Lady Priscilla, to join him.

When they learn that a young woman of the Beau Monde has vanished in the area, they can’t help wondering if that disappearance is connected to tales of a strange new settlement being created by a half-mad lord. Drawn into the madness against their wills, Priscilla and Neville go undercover as willing citizens in Novum Arce, the utopian recreation of Roman Britain, but it quickly becomes obvious that the person behind the kidnapping and insanity may have a very real ulterior motive—one that could change the future of the war against Napoleon.

Now they have to do more than save a missing lady—they have to stop an invasion! And there’s even more at stake! Priscilla has just discovered she’s going to have a child. And Neville has to decide: just how much is he willing to sacrifice for King and country?


Cover image for VAMPIRE MUSIC by Julia Blaine

Julia Blaine

Vampire Music
Create Space
Print, eBook
Paranormal/Implied Sexual Contact

Evil, nasty vampires? Usually. Gregory Weston is a lazy, bored creature who escapes his dark world by reading — and never re-shelves his books. He hires Nia, a librarian; she’s pregnant — something he’s never experienced. The “scientific” study of this new situation will make life more interesting for a time. That the librarian is beautiful has nothing to do with it, of course. He doesn’t consider the impact of a baby after it is born. Nor does he realize Nia has her own agenda; to escape from a human villain even more evil than Gregory. Can Nia and Gregory work together? Not if they don’t know the truth about each other.

But vampires and librarians can fall in love.

Cover image for AN INDECENT CHARADE: Letitia's After Dark Regency Romance

Alicia Quigley

An Indecent Charade: Letitia’s After Dark Regency Romance
A Heyer Love
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact

Will passion revive her long-suffering heart or will she be doomed to a loveless arranged marriage?

After the death of her wastrel husband, Alfred, Lady Letitia Morgan wants nothing more than to settle into the peaceful life of a widow. Her limited finances are enough to provide Letty and her two children that simple life.

Phillip Masham, Marquess of Eynsford and long-time friend of Francis, Lord Exencour, finds himself very much interested in Letty. Unfortunately for him, Letty’s opinion of titled gentry was quite soured by the late Baron Morgan. Not one to give up, the creative Marquess becomes Mr. Phillip Markham, a solicitor in the Inner Temple, in hopes that Letty will get to know him for who his is, beyond his title.

However, her well-meaning cousin demands that she remarry as soon as is proper; indeed, he feels it to be her duty as a woman and to her family. To that end, he moves to arrange her marriage to the Bishop of Mainwaring, someone for whom Letty has no feelings whatsoever.

Letty and Phillip embark upon an affair that may deepen into love, but will it survive the truth?

Cover image for WHAT A LADY REQUIRES by Ashlyn Macnamara

Ashlyn Macnamara

What A Lady Requires (The Eton Boys Trilogy)
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

Unlike every other proper young lady, Miss Emma Jennings views marrying well as little more than a means to an end. Such a merger would provide her industrious father with social credibility, and Emma with a chunk of her vast inheritance. Emma’s practical views are shattered, however, when her father ties her to the fabulously handsome ne’er-do-well Rowan Battencliffe, a man she loathes on sight—from the smile that promises all manner of wickedness to the way he ogles her with those striking blue eyes.

Deep in debt, especially to his wine merchant, Rowan figures the sooner he gets his finances in order, the sooner he can go back to doing what he does best: burning through ridiculous sums of cash. Which is why Rowan agrees to marry the merchant’s daughter, a prim and proper woman with delightful curves and an ample dowry. But Emma seems to think it’s her business to reform him! Their marriage is a tinderbox—and it’s just too tempting to resist playing with fire.

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Cover image for LOVE IN A DANGEROUS SEASON by Gloria Gay

Gloria Gay

Love In A Dangerous Season
Gloria Gay
Print, eBook
Historical/Inferred Sexual Contact

For her insulting behavior toward the Earl of Ashcom, on whom her family depends for subsistence, beautiful Fantine Delmere earns for herself an unwanted London season and is forced to leave her beloved Evergreen and venture into the hard glare of the heartless haute ton she abhors. But Fantine’s arrival causes jealously and dangerous forces are put into motion…

Cover image for THE HIGHWAYMAN CAME WALTZING by Kathleen Baldwin

Kathleen Baldwin

The Highwayman Came Waltzing
Kathleen Baldwin
Traditional/Nothing more than kissing

A whimsical journey into the world of thieves. Elizabeth’s childhood sweetheart returns from the Napoleonic wars to investigate a series of robberies in Claegburn Woods, but she never dreamed one shared waltz would rekindle their affection for one another. Loving Lord Ryerton is impossible, because Elizabeth hides a dark and dangerous secret.

A Novella written in tribute to Alfred Noyes iconic poem, The Highwayman.

Cover image for WHAT THE DUKE WANTS by Amy Quinton

Amy Quinton

What the Duke Wants (Agents of Change)
Liquid Silver Books
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact

England 1814: Upstanding duke desperately seeks accident-prone wife from trade…

She is from trade. He is a duke and an agent for the crown with a name to restore and a mystery to solve.

Miss Grace (ha!) Radclyffe is an oftentimes hilariously clumsy, 20-year-old orphan biding her time living with her uncle until she is old enough to come into her small inheritance.

Much to her aunt’s chagrin, she isn’t: Reserved – not with her shocking! tendency to befriend the servants…, Sophisticated – highly overrated if one cannot run around barefoot outside…, or Graceful – she once flung her dinner into a duke’s face… on accident, of course.

But she is: Practical – owning a fashion house is in her future; unless someone foils her plans… and In love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

The Duke of Stonebridge is a man with a tragic past. His father died mysteriously when he was 12 years old amid speculation that the old duke was ‘involved’ with another man. He must restore his family name, but on the eve of his engagement to the perfect debutante, he meets his betrothed’s cousin, and his world is turned inside out…

No matter, he is always: Logical – men who follow their hearts and not their heads are foolish… and Reserved – his private life is nobody’s business but his own…

And he isn’t: Impulsive – it always leads to trouble…, Charming – that’s his best friend, the Marquess of Dansbury’s, area of expertise…, or In love… maybe… perhaps… possibly…

Can he have what he wants and remain respectable? Can she trust him to be the man she needs?


Cover image for IF THE VISCOUNT FALLS by Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries

If the Viscount Falls (The Dukes Men)
Print, eBook, Audiobook
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact

From New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries, the deliciously sexy fourth book in the “Duke’s Men” Regency romance series—the first of which was called “a totally engaging, adventurous love story” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick).

The heir presumptive to the Viscount Rathmoor, Dominick Manton once had his heart’s desire within reach—a bright future as a barrister and engagement to Jane Vernon, a wealthy baron’s daughter. Then a shattering betrayal by his vindictive brother George snatched away Dom’s inheritance and his hopes of offering Jane a secure future. Brokenhearted, and attempting to end their engagement without destroying Jane’s reputation, Dom staged a betrayal of his own to convince her that he’s not the husband-to-be that she thought.

Now George is gone and the viscountcy restored to Dom, since his brother’s widow, Nancy—Jane’s cousin and closest confidant—never bore an heir. But when Nancy goes missing, a panicked Jane calls on her former fiancé to track down her cousin. Dom knows the mistakes of the past may be unforgiveable—but now, entangled together in mystery and danger, will they rekindle a passionate longing that was never lost to begin with?

Cover image for EARLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN by Shana Galen

Shana Galen

Earls Just Want to Have Fun (Covent Garden Cubs)
Print, eBook
Historical /Some Sexual Contact

A master thief…
Marlowe runs with the Covent Garden Cubs, a gang of thieves living in the slums of Seven Dials. It’s a fierce life, and Marlowe has a hard outer shell. But when she’s alone, she allows herself to remember a forbidden time and name.

A lord suffering from ennui…
Maxwell, Lord Dane, is bored with the same balls, the same debutantes, and the same demands from his mother. When an investigator locates the lost daughter of the Marquess of Lyndon, Dane is intrigued. He agrees to introduce the girl to Society and assist in tutoring her in etiquette, but the lady is a less than agreeable pupil.

Descent into a criminal underworld…
Marlowe knows she’ll never escape the Covent Garden Cubs. She’s not safe, even among the diamonds and silks gracing the new King’s ballroom. Satin, the gang’s leader, plans a major racket and needs Marlowe’s talents to succeed. When Dane stands in Satin’s way, the earl enters a world of danger and violence, where the student has become the teacher and love is the greatest danger of all.


Cover image for THE DANGEROUS LOVE OF A ROGUE by Jane Lark

Jane Lark

The Dangerous Love of a Rogue
Harper Impulse: Harper Collins
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

“The game is on with Pembroke’s little sister…” Lord Drew Framlington watched Miss Mary Marlow. The woman had been warned to keep away from him, but she had a little contrary in her soul. She had not been deterred. Perhaps she had a taste for bad hidden beneath her cold denials, or a liking for naughtiness in her soul – either of which appealed.

“Stop pretending you do not like me…” Lord Framlington had urged Mary, “Stop running…” Her body urged her to as much as he did. Something pulled her towards him. Something unknown and all consuming… and yet how could she disobey her father and her brother…

Cover image for A CODE OF THE HEART by Jacki Delecki

Jacki Delecki

A Code of the Heart (The Code Breakers)
Jacki Delecki
Print, eBook, PDF
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

Miss Amelia Bonnington has been in love with Michael Harcourt since she was nine years old… or so she thought until a not-so proper impassioned and unyielding kiss from the not-so honorable and equally disreputable Lord Derrick Brinsley, gave her reason to question the feelings of the heart.

Lord Derrick Brinsley, shunned from society for running off with his brother’s fiancée, hasn’t cared about or questioned his lack of acceptance until meeting the beguiling Amelia Bonnington. One passionate moment with the fiery Miss Bonnington has him more than willing to play by society’s rules to possess the breathtaking, red-haired woman.

Amelia unwittingly becomes embroiled in espionage when she stumbles upon a smuggling ring in the modiste shop of her good friend. To prove her French friend’s innocence, she dangerously jumps into the fray, jeopardizing more than her life.

On undercover assignment to prevent the French from stealing the Royal Navy’s deadly weapon, Derrick must fight to protect British secrets from falling into the hands of foreign agents, and the chance at love with the only woman capable of redeeming him.


Cover image for PREMIERE, The RWA® Anthology with stories by various authors including Regina Scott

Regina Scott

Romance Writers of America’s Premiere
Romance Writers of America
eBook, Audiobook
Inspirational/Some Sexual Contact

In Regina Scott’s short story, “A Light in the Darkness,” a hostess’s mistake reunites two lost lovers. Can the light of Christmas guide them back to each other?

Note that Premiere includes nearly 20 stories in all romance genres, from sweet to sizzling hot, contemporary to historical. There’s something for every romance lover.


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