May 072014
 

New releases from members of the Beau Monde Chapter of Romance Writers of America

Our new releases and other Regency related articles are available for download in 
The Regency Reader – May 2014

 

Ann Lethbridge
RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL GILVRY
Harlequin Historicals
Print, eBook
Historical/Graphic Sexual ContactBEHIND THE HIGHLANDER’S SCARS…Reeling from betrayal, the once devastatingly handsome Andrew Gilvry has returned to Scottish shores to fulfill a promise made to a dying man. The widowed Rowena MacDonald has been entrusted to his care, and Drew must do all he can to protect her….LIES A DARK PASSION!But Drew’s honor is about to be tested—because there’s something in Rowena’s dove-gray eyes that awakens a flame long extinguished. And on a perilous journey across the Highlands, with only this alluring woman for company, how long can he deny his desires?

May 1 2014
http://www.annlethbridge.com/

Ally Broadfield
IT’S IN HIS KISS (Just a Kiss)
Entangled Edge
eNovella
Historical/Some Sexual ContactCharlotte Lightwood has one season to find a husband or she’ll be forced to marry her guardian’s loathsome cousin. With no title or dowry, she doesn’t have much hope of making a good match. Sebastian Wilkinson, the Earl of Marley, has been the most eligible bachelor on the marriage mart for more years than he cares to count and is very aware of his duty to marry a woman who will add to the wealth and stature of his title.Sebastian makes Charlotte an offer she can’t refuse: he will pretend to court her to help her attract more suitors in exchange for her advice about which ladies he should pursue. As they work together, their mutual attraction grows. When they realize they just might be perfect for one another, they must decide whether to bow to the dictates of society or follow their hearts.April 28 2014
http://allybroadfield.com
Alison Stuart
LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR
Escape Publishing (Harlequin Australia)
eBook
Historical/Some Sexual ContactCan the love of an honourable man save her from the memory of a desolate marriage?From the battlefield of Waterloo to the drawing rooms of Brantstone Hall, Sebastian Alder’s elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams. But the cold reality of an inherited estate in wretched condition, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin’s death, provide Sebastian with no time for dreams, only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to justice.Isabel, widow of the late Lord Somerton, is desperate to bury the memory of her unhappy marriage by founding the charity school she has always dreamed of. But, her dreams are shattered, as she is taunted from the grave, discovering not only has she been left penniless, but she is once more bound to the whims of a Somerton.But this Somerton is unlike any man she has met. Can the love of an honourable man heal her broken heart or will suspicion tear them apart?

May 1 2014
http://www.alisonstuart.com

Collette Cameron
THE EARL’S ENTICEMENT (Castle Brides Series)
Soul Mate Publishing
eBook
Historical/Some Sexual ContactShe won’t be tamed.A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society’s dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.He can’t forget.Haunted by his past, Roark, The Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he’s guarded and leery of all women.

Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, she’s appalled and releases him, but he’s not satisfied with his freedom. Roark is determined to transform Adaira from an ill-mannered hoyden to a lady of refinement. He succeeds only to discover, he preferred the free-spirited Scottish lass who first captured his heart

May 28 2014
http://collettecameron.com

Vonnie Hughes
SISTERS IN JEOPARDY (Two Sisters)
Musa Publishing
eNovella
Traditional/Nothing more than kissingAnnis’s new husband investigates crimes, and Caroline’s new husband is a capable ex-Army officer. When their ladies are kidnapped in an effort to suppress evidence of pilfering and murder, Giles and Fort fight their way through lies and subterfuge not only to rescue them, but also to avenge them.April 25 2014
http://www.vonniehughes.com
Renee Reynolds
A MARQUIS FOR ALL SEASONS (The Lords of Oxford)
Rock Creek Publishing
Print, eBook, PDF
Historical/Nothing more than kissingShe wants one more season to pass without acquiring a husband.Lady Miranda Leighton accepts she will have to marry someday, but she wants one last season to be mistress of her own life – to go where she wants, when she wants, with whomever she wants. The lure of one more adventure is nearly irresistible. Unfortunately, her family has run out of patience with her as she unintentionally loosely courts scandal. She needs a plan, and needs it quickly.He wants one more season to pass without his mother nagging, debutantes stalking, or sanity deserting him.Roman de Courtenay, Marquis of Stafford, accepts he will have to marry someday, but his immediate focus is set on managing his estates, pacifying his family, and being otherwise left alone. The lure of saddling his horse and fleeing to the country is nearly irresistible. Unfortunately, his mother wants him to find his marchioness, produce an heir, and let her settle into an anticipated and comfortable life as a dowager. He needs a plan, and needs it quickly.

Thus a lady and a lord with a similar problem hatch a mischievous scheme: to use each other as shields against marriage and the plans of their families, with a dance here and a meaningful look there. All goes well – for a time – until the constant company and camaraderie of their ruse give rise to some very real feelings.

What happens when you set out to fool society, but only end up fooling yourselves?

A Marquis For All Seasons is Book 2 in The Lords of Oxford Series. Each book stands alone, but readers are cautioned that some aspects of the first book, Lord Love a Duke, are referenced.

May 15 2014
http://obstinateheadstronggirl.wordpress.com

Jane Lark
CAPTURING THE EARL’S LOVE (The Marlow Intrigues)
Harper Impulse; Harper Collins
eNovella
Historical/Some Sexual ContactA novella telling the story of secondary characters from The Illicit Love of a CourtesanRupert Stanforth, Earl of Morton, is exasperated by his sister’s choice of friend. Meredith Divine, clings, using Rowena’s plain appearance as a foil for her auburn curls and fuller figure. He would break the friendship, but the more he complains the more time the girls spend together. Ceasing his disagreement, he hopes the friendship will die, believing Meredith will take a wrong-step soon…Meredith clings to her only friend, Lady Rowena Stanforth, despite the disgusted looks thrown by Rowena’s proud, judgemental brother. Lord Morton cannot abide Meredith because of her low standing but Meredith’s heart favours him… then in his single act of kindness, Meredith grasps an opportunity she cannot resist…May 29 2014
http://www.janelark.co.uk/
Katherine Bone
MY LORD ROGUE (The Nelson’s Tea Series)
EsKape Press
Print, eBook
Historical/Nothing more than kissingGillian Chauncey, Baroness Chauncey, is a master of disguise, trained by her expatriated husband, a former French royalist, in the arts of espionage. When a dangerous life or death secret lands in her lap, she’s thrust into a perilous world of ticking clocks and desperation, arrowing her directly into the arms of the man who arranged her marriage.Lord Simon Danbury is no ordinary nobleman. He’s been tasked by Admiral Nelson to organize an elite group of clandestine first sons willing to sacrifice all to protect England’s shores. When an assassination attempt is made on Nelson, Simon isn’t sure what poses more danger, the enemy or the masterfully seductive Gillian.May 6 2014
http://www.katherinebone.com
Caroline Linden
IT TAKES A SCANDAL Scandals (#2)
Avon
Print, eBook, Audiobook
Historical/Some Sexual ContactAbigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she’ll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets—except one.Sebastian Vane has nothing. He came home from war with a shattered leg to find his father mad and his inheritance gone. He’s not a fit suitor for anyone, let alone an heiress. But Abigail lights up his world like a comet, bright and beautiful and able to see him instead of his ruined reputation. And it might end happily ever after …Until Benedict Lennox begins courting Abigail. Ben is everything Sebastian isn’t: wealthy, charming, heir to an earl. Sebastian won’t give up the only girl he’s ever loved without a fight, but Abigail must choose between the penniless gentleman who moves her heart, and the suitor who is everything her parents want.April 29 2014
http://www.carolinelinden.com
Deb Marlowe
LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS(Half Moon House series)
Deb Marlow
eNovella
Historical/Nothing more than kissingIt’s warring nations, dueling philosophies and the battle of the sexes as American-born Miss Liberty Baylis takes on Simon Lansing, Viscount Brodham, in the fight for her friend’s happiness.Brodham wants only to retire to the peace and quiet of his country estate, but he’ll take on the cheeky American chit if that’s what it takes to keep his nephew safe and happy.The war is on . . . but when banter and flirtation become weapons and kisses disrupt strategies, will Brodham and Liberty ever wish for the battles to end?April 15 2014
http://www.DebMarlowe.com
Gail Eastwood
THE CAPTAIN’S DILEMMA
Gail Eastwood (originally published by Signet, 1995)
Traditional/Inferred Sexual ContactFalling in love with the enemy…Accused of a crime he didn’t commit, captured French officer Alexandre Valmont has risked life and honor to escape the English war prison at Norman Cross in a desperate bid to return home and clear his name. The daughter of a baronet, Merissa Pritchard, risks charges of treason and her family’s safety when she hides the wounded fugitive on her family’s country estate to nurse him back to strength. Neither expects the heartbreak of falling in love to be among the dangers they must face!…a beautiful romance with gentle freshness and irresistible grace.”(4+) Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee (1995)–Romantic Times. “Charming, suspenseful and romantic are just a few of the proper adjectives for this wonderful read. This one is a keeper!” –Affaire de Coeur

Re-edited, with an added epilogue.

April 2 2014
http://gaileastwoodauthor.com/

Susan Gee Heino
THE EARL’S PASSIONATE PLOT
Susan Gee Heino
eNovella
Traditional/Nothing more than kissingFalling in love was never part of the plan…When Miss Mariah Langley inherited beautiful Renford Hall she thought she would stay there forever. Now the Earl of Dovington has shown up to evict her! He’s waving legal proof that the property is his and he’s arranged to lease it to an eligible heiress. With nowhere to go, Mariah agrees to host his potential lessees in exchange for additional time there.With guests arriving and tempers flaring, there seems but one obvious solution. The spinster and the earl engage in a battle of wits and wooing: they each scheme to find a partner for the other, hoping romance will give the enemy reason to relinquish the house. It’s hard to focus on matchmaking, however, when they can’t keep their hands off each other!April 15 2014
http://www.SusanGH.com
Judith Laik
LORD SATAN (The Peasebotham Regency Chronicles series)
Judith Laik
eBook
Traditional/Nothing more than kissingMiss Elizabeth Bishop is a vicar’s daughter with a mission: get evidence to prove that Lord Neil Colton is trying to murder his nephew Trevor, the Marquess of Cauldreigh, so he can inherit the title and riches. But not only is Lord Neil foiling her every attempt, he is also a tempting distraction. Is her attraction to the sophisticated aristocrat proof that, as her father always warned her, the devil wears a handsome face?Lord Neil Colton has spent his life cultivating sophisticated detachment, but his family means everything. He sets a trap for his nephew’s nemesis, but his efforts are undermined by a stubborn miss who manages to get in his way at every turn. He’s determined to protect both Trevor and Miss Elizabeth Bishop—but is his heart in even more danger?April 20 2014
http://www.judithlaik.com
Aileen Fish
CHASING LORD MYSTERY (A Danby Summons Novella)
Aileen Fish
eBook
Traditional/Nothing more than kissingLord Northcotte is not in the holiday spirit when he joins his sister’s family shortly after the brutal death of a friend. Discovering a matchmaking scheme is afoot, he tells them he will never marry Lady Miriam or any other woman. Now if only his heart would listen.Lady Miriam’s mother accused her of chasing Lord Mystery after a noble act by a handsome gentleman six years ago became the measure of all other men. Now he’s staying at the home where she’d hoped to escape a summons from her grandfather, the Duke of Danby. Terrified Northcotte will recognize her and reveal the contents of the scandalous letter she wrote him years ago, she can’t decide which is the bigger threat: the duke armed with a special license, or Lord Mystery, who carries a secret she’d never live down.May 8, 2014
http://aileenfish.com

 

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