May 022017
 

May 2017 Releases

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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
Print | eBook
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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Traditional Sweet

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
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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
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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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Kathy L Wheeler

The Earl’s Error (Rebel Lords of London)

Trifecta Publishing House
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Historical Spicy

Lorelei Grey, the countess of Kimpton, can’t trust her husband. Not only did he exile her brother from England without a word to her, but, she’s since learned he fathered his ex-mistress’s unborn child. She had only one stipulation for their marriage…to treat her with respect.

Thorne Grey, the Earl of Kimpton, wants his wife, craves his wife. When she threatens to leave, he panics and offers to pay her to stay with him. He’s bought himself two weeks and prays it’s enough time to find her missing brother and prove he’s not the scoundrel she believes.

Neither is able to ignore the explosive passion between them, but in their search for her brother, they encounter a threat that could not only destroy their relationship, but their very lives.

kathylwheeler.com

Release Date 04/24/17

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Erica Ridley

Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches)

Erica Ridley
Print | eBook Audiobook
Historical Sensual (mild)

Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.

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

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Erica Ridley

Romancing the Rogue

Erica Ridley
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Historical Sweet

When the new earl inherits, poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear. The only man she’s ever loved is summoned to hear the will—but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven’t spoken in years. Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms?

www.ericaridley.com
Release Date 03/21/17

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Erica Ridley

Lord of Pleasure (Rogues to Riches)

Erica Ridley
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Historical Sensual (mild)

Nondescript “good girl” Miss Camellia Grenville only ever opens her mouth when forced to sing at her family’s musicales. That is, until the night she infiltrates the ton’s most scandalous masquerade ball on behalf of her sister, and finds herself in the arms—and the bed—of the one man she’d sworn to hate.

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

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Erica Ridley

Lord of Night
(Rogues to Riches)

Erica Ridley
Print | eBook Audiobook
Historical Sensual (mild)

Unlike proper debutantes, Miss Dahlia Grenville is secretly Robin Hood in a bonnet. Her home for wayward girls has too many dependents and not enough donations. But just as she’s about to pull off the heist of the Season, she tumbles straight into the arms of the handsome detective who has sworn to deliver Mayfair’s mysterious thief straight to the gallows.

www.ericaridley.com
Release Date 06/23/17

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Jane Lark

The Tainted Love of a Captain
(The last part in the Marlow Intrigues family saga)

Harper Impulse
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Historical Spicy

The sounds and scents of the Crimean War are strangling Harry Marlow, shutting him off and silently smothering his soul. But he is a soldier and that is his life, and he can see nothing else besides that. So why should he care when a woman watches him. His life is not one to share with a woman, other than for a few moments in his bed.

When a woman is already drowning so deeply in sin she is without any fear of judgement what can it matter if she chooses to begin a new affair. It is like escape to choose her own man, and Captain Marlow, and his pretty Dalmatian dog, are the perfect candidates for dalliance. All she has to do is obtain an introduction…

janelark.co.uk
Release Date 05/12/2017

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Jacki Delecki

A Wedding Code (The Code Breaker Series)

Jacki Delecki
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Historical Sensual (mild)

Miss Amelia Bonnington’s wedding to Lord Derrick Brinsley is the most anticipated event of English Society. As an artist and arbiter of fashion, Amelia is sidetracked from planning her perfect wedding by an abduction and an assassination attempt. Can the lady outwit the French spies and still have her fairy tale wedding?

jackidelecki.com
Release Date 04/11/17

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Gaelen Foley

Duke of Secrets (Moonlight Square)

Gaelen Foley
Print | eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

Everything Lady Serena Parker thought she knew about her own life has just proved a lie. Now, only one man can lead her to the truth… But at what price?

When shocking family secrets emerge, they turn Lady Serena Parker’s world upside-down, sending the bold, raven-haired beauty on a quest to find answers. Ironically, her search soon points her right across the street, to the home of her most mysterious neighbor in Moonlight Square — the elusive and solitary Azrael, Duke of Rivenwood.

The rich, enigmatic nobleman alone may possess the knowledge she craves, but Serena knows she must approach with caution. For, shadowed by rumors of a dark and tragic past, Azrael is heir to family secrets even more dangerous than her own. Once she captivates the duke’s smoldering passion, however, gaining his help may cost Serena more than she ever dreamed…

Welcome back to Moonlight Square ~ Regency London’s most intriguing address!

www.gaelenfoley.com
Release Date 03/02/2017

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Barbara Monajem

Lord Quickthorn’s Bargain

Barbara Monajem
eNovella
Paranormal Spicy

Gwen Appleby is aghast when her foolish sister vows to pursue the notorious rake, Lord Quickthorn. To save her sister from certain ruin, she turns to her friend, the custodian of the fairy well. A simple spell, making Lord Quickthorn indifferent to her sister’s beauty, is all that’s required.

But Gwen’s friend is no longer at the well, and the new, mischievous, very male custodian agrees on one condition: Lord Quickthorn will turn his seductive wiles on Gwen instead. To save her sister’s virtue, must Gwen sacrifice her own? Worse, will the promise of passion make her long to do so?

www.BarbaraMonajem.com
Release Date 04/01/17

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Regina Jeffers

A Dance with Mr. Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary

self
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Traditional Sweet

The reason fairy tales end with a wedding is no one wishes to view what happens next.

Five years earlier, Darcy had raced to Hertfordshire to soothe Elizabeth’s qualms after Lady Catherine’s venomous attack, but a devastating carriage accident left him near death for months and cost him his chance at happiness with Elizabeth Bennet. Now, they meet again upon the Scottish side of the border, but can they forgive all that has transpired in those years? They are widow and widower, but that does not mean they can take up where they left off. They are damaged people, and healing is not an easy path. To know happiness they must fall in love all over again, but with the same person.

www.rjeffers.com
Release Date 03/23/17

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Charlotte Russell

Beholden

Boroughs Publishing Group
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Historical Spicy

Despite his vow to remain a bachelor and sire no children, Octavius Rupert Henry Mayne, eighth earl of Lexden, wed Eleanor Dryden. Their physical connection was explosive—and brief. Regretting the marriage almost before the vow left his lips, Lex banished his new wife to the country.

Now, six years later, she must come back. Lex needs her like he needs a backfiring musket: her fiery temper, her flashing green eyes, the elemental attraction he’s never been able to shake…and her desire to talk. Yet a charade must play out if he is to avenge himself and his father. For that, Eleanor must be silent and compliant. She must not bring “their” son. Above all, she must not pry into his past or his family’s tragic secrets and besiege the desperate fortress around his heart. Otherwise he will be beholden to her, and love, so long denied, shall return.

authorcharlotterussell.com
Release Date 04/04/2017

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Robin Kobayashi

Or, A Pride and Prejudice Serio-Comic Journey (Book One) (Freedom & Mirth)

Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi
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Historical Sensual (mild)

Darcy and the gang as you’ve never seen them before—in this, a poignant and hilarious romp through the land of Austen and beyond. What if the characters in Pride and Prejudice misbehaved in ways that revealed their eccentricities, their strengths and their weaknesses and made them even more human, more real to us? This variation of P&P features a motley group of characters, many of whom you know, and introduces some new and unforgettable ones. Our down-and-out manly trio—Fitzwilliam Darcy, Charles Bingley and Colonel Fitzwilliam—are slumming it in Sherwood Forest, disguised as laborers, and enjoying many a rough and tumble. Next, it’s the ladies’ turn, where Elizabeth Bennet takes on Caroline Bingley in a petticoat duel that Longbourn will never forget. Meanwhile, Colonel Fitzwilliam and his new sidekick embark on a journey to Lisbon, Portugal, to search for something he has lost. But then, a tragic event in London changes all, whereupon the second half of the story takes many an unexpected twist and turn.

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Release Date 03/29/2017

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Liz Tyner

The Wallflower Duchess

Harlequin Books S.A.
Print | eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

No other woman will do for the determined duke…

To Lily Hightower, ‘Edge’ is still the adventurous boy she grew up with—even though he’s now become the Duke of Edgeworth. So when he doesn’t propose to her sister, as everyone expects, shy Lily marches right up to him to ask why…

Wallflower Lily is amazed to learn that she is the Duke’s true choice. She’s hiding a secret which, if found out, could threaten everything. But Edge is determined to convince her she’ll be a perfect bride.

liztyner.com
Release Date 04/01/2017

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Sandra Schwab

The Return of the Earl

Sandra Schwab
Print | eNovella
Historical Spicy

CAN THEY OVERCOME THE BETRAYALS OF THE PAST FOR A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE?

On the Continent they call him the Ice Prince, icy of manner, icy of heart. Now, after thirteen years of exile, Con returns home to England and to Harrowcot Hall, a place haunted by memories of a long-lost friendship and past betrayals, a place where all of his dreams shattered and died.

But the past is over and done with, and can no longer touch him — or so Con thinks. He certainly does not expect to come face to face with Bryn Ellison again, the man whom he once loved beyond everything and who repudiated their bond in the cruelest way imaginable.

As snow and frost close in on Harrowcot Hall, Con’s icy demeanor starts to melt while he grapples with old hurts and newly awakened passions. Will he give in to the lure of the past against his better judgement?

WARNING:
This book contains a very grumpy earl, a dashing stablemaster, some ravishment in various places, several garden follies, a lot of snow, and a horse called Lancelot

www.sandraschwab.com
Release Date 04/14/17

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