Welcome to 2012 and the new book releases from our members for January. Hope you enjoy them!
WHEN A SCOT LOVES A LADY Avon Books ISBN: 978-0062031662
London gossips are asking: What use has society of an exclusive gentleman’s club if no gentlemen are ever seen to pass through its door?
After years as an agent of the secret Falcon Club, Lord Leam Blackwood knows it’s time to return home to Scotland. One temptation threatens his plans—Kitty Savege, who warms his blood like a dram of fine whiskey. But a dangerous enemy stands in the way of desire, and to beat this foe Leam needs Kitty’s help . . .
Kitty never wanted to spend her holidays in a wretched country village! With snow up to the windows, escape is nowhere in sight. A roguish Scottish lord, however, is. His rough brogue sends heat from Kitty’s frigid toes to her chilled nose, but she’s confident she can withstand that. What she cannot control is the reaction of her guarded heart when she discovers this beast is no beast at all . . .
HEIR OF DANGER
Pocket Books, 978-1-4391-7038-0
After seven years outrunning enemies, friends, and his own soul-crushing memories, Brendan Douglas is risking everything to thwart the evil mage Máelodor’s plans to unlock the past and reshape the future . . . unfortunately the precious treasure that is the key to success lies with a woman he jilted seven years before.
When her childhood hero abandoned her at the altar, Elisabeth Fitzgerald struggled to overcome her humiliation and loss. Finally, she has found a new fiancé and a comfortable future. Then, the one man she thought she would never see again appears—among her wedding guests. Brendan Douglas has returned.
It’s not just that Elisabeth is promised to another; Brendan knows he is drawing her into terrible danger. But he can’t resist the bewitching woman his youthful nemesis has become. He promised to sacrifice everything, but is he willing to sacrifice Elisabeth?
Read an excerpt here at www.AlixRickloff.com
A LADY NEVER SURRENDERS
Regency Historical Romance
Lady Celia Sharpe has always been wary of marriage . . . but now her future depends on it.
With two months left to find a husband and fulfill her grandmother’s ultimatum, Celia sets her sights on three eligible bachelors. Becoming betrothed to one of these wealthy, high-ranking men will surely prove her capable of getting married, so hopefully the wedding itself won’t be necessary for Celia to receive her inheritance. Step two of her audacious plan is hiring the dangerously compelling Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter to investigate the three men she’s chosen.
With Lady Celia bedeviling Jackson’s days and nights, the last thing he wants is to help her find a husband. And when she recalls shadowed memories that lead his investigation into her parents’ mysterious deaths in a new direction, putting her in danger, Jackson realizes the only man he wants Celia to marry is himself!
January 24, 2012
MY RUTHLESS PRINCE
The Inferno Club: To London Society, they’re notorious for their scandalous pursuits. But in private, these warriors would risk their lives for king and
His brother warriors fear Drake Parry, the Earl of Westwood, has turned traitor, but Emily Harper knows this is impossible for the man she has loved
since childhood…as impossible as a marriage between them could ever be—she, the gamekeeper’s daughter, and he, a bold and adventurous nobleman.
Driven by hatred and revenge, Drake is playing a deadly game of deception,
bent on destroying the enemy’s dark conspiracy from the inside, and he’s
furious when Emily plunges herself into danger for his sake. Forced into
close quarters, their long-suppressed desire explodes into all-consuming
passion. Emily knows her love can save him…but Drake is a man who
doesn’t want to be saved.
Read Chapter One now at www.gaelenfoley.com!
The Regency Escapades series, featuring award-winning classic novels by Alicia Rasley, updated and available again at Amazon, Smashwords, and bn.com!
The Wilder Heart, a Regency novella.
The Reluctant Lady, a Regency novel.
Royal Renegade, a Regency novel.
Alicia’s starting a Goodreads blog to chronicle the process of writing a new Regency (or two, going back and forth!). Come join the creative chaos!
A TRYST WITH TROUBLE Dorchester, 1428516425 Regency Historical
Dogged for years by painful gossip about his father’s homosexuality, the Marquess of Beningbrough—Ben, to his friends—has protected himself by
becoming the ultimate man’s man. Passed over by suitor after suitor in favor of her pretty but vapid younger sister, clever, forthright Lady Barbara Jeffords has reached the disappointing conclusion most men are shallow, boorish clods. When a philandering footman turns up dead, the two square off: he’s sure she’s determined to pin the crime on his hapless young cousin, while she
thinks he means the shift the blame to her sister. To find the real killer, Ben and Barbara must declare a truce that threatens to expose both their buried insecurities and their growing desire for each other.
HEIRESS WITHOUT A CAUSE – Muses of Mayfair #1
Spencerhill Associates, Ltd. / ePub: 978-1-937515-22-5 / Kindle: 978-1-
A proper chaperone by day who masquerades as an acclaimed actress by night, Lady Madeleine Vaillant will do anything to guard her secret talent — including becoming the mistress of the most notorious rake in London. But when the duke demands her heart, will she give up her dreams for a chance at love?
Selected as a NOOK First book — available on Nook
SAVING LORD VERWOOD (e-book edition, Book #3 of “The Three Disgraces”) Available at Amazon, B&N and Smashwords
Penelope Talcott distrusts Lord Verwood, a notorious rake who’s meddled in the lives of her friends. But she accidentally saves his life and becomes entangled in his affairs. Someone is trying to kill Verwood. Despite herself,
Pen is impelled to help. Scandal forces them to marry and return to his estate
in Cornwall, where Pen must solve the mystery of the tortured man she has
come to love.
Available January 1, 2012
THE UNREPENTANT RAKE
Harlequin Historical Undone, 978-1-459-22011-9
Regency Historical Novella
Beatrix March chose to be a governess rather than let an overbearing husband rule her. Although she never intends to marry, it doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy a man’s…company — especially when tempted by notorious rake Simon Carling! But will flouting society’s tedious conventions force Beatrix to contemplate the unthinkable — marriage?
Marguerite Ninian has been crippled from birth. She has no prospects unless working as a drudge for her aunt could be called ‘prospects.’
When John and Marguerite meet, fur flies. John, unhappy and disillusioned, advises Marguerite that instead of feeling sorry for herself, she should remember the injured soldiers who have had limbs amputated. Not an auspicious beginning.
Then the Marchioness of Trewbridge tosses John a lifeline and Marguerite is presented with real prospects.
Cautiously John and Marguerite feel their way towards the future until Spencer implodes and smashes the family apart.
When Miss Elizabeth Waterstone encounters the enigmatic Duke of Diable Delamere in the most shocking of circumstances, she is determined to exploit his rakish expertise to the fullest extent. The duke agrees to teach her everything she needs to know, but in return expects to receive her unwitting cooperation to uncover an assassination plot against the monarchy. But Elizabeth is hard to deceive, and the duke finds himself needing more than her innocent skills in his bed. Together they must use their remarkable code breaking abilities, to thwart a villain, save the Prince Regent and accidentally and inevitably fall in love.
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CAPTURED FOR THE CAPTAIN’S PLEASURE
Harlequin Historical 978-0373296736
Regency Set Historical
Captain Michael Hawkhurst relishes his fearsome reputation, for he lives only
to wreak revenge on the Fulton family, who so cruelly destroyed his own.
Spirited Alice Fulton knows a ship is no place for a lady, but she is
determined to save her father’s business….
When fate delivers him Fulton’s virginal daughter as his captive, Michael
faces a dilemma—should he live up to his scandalous name and find revenge
with sweet Alice, or will his honorable side win out—and win the girl…?
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- Brief Biography (sararamsey.com)
- THE PLEASURE OF YOUR KISS by Teresa Medeiros…review… (mybookaddictionreviews.wordpress.com)
- Historical Hearts Good News (historicalhearts.blogspot.com)