November 2017 Releases
A Secret Scottish Christmas (The Agents of the Crown)
Regan Walker Publishing
Spies and Scots and Shipmasters, oh my!
Twin brothers Nash and Robbie Powell of Powell & Sons Shipping, London, sail with their fellow Agents of the Crown to Scotland for a secret celebration of Christmastide, a holiday long frowned upon by the Scottish Kirk. But more than Christmas is being kept secret. The two brothers have accepted an assignment from the Home Secretary Lord Sidmouth to ferret out a fugitive fomenting rebellion among the Scots.
Aileen Stephen, the only daughter of an Aberdeen shipbuilder, had to be clever, devious and determined to gain her place in the family business. She succeeded to become a designer of highly coveted ships. One night, a man’s handsome face appears to her in a dream. When two men having that same face arrive on a ship full of Londoners, Ailie wonders what her second sight is telling her. Is the face she saw a portender of the future, a harbinger of danger, or both? And which of the two Englishmen is the one in her dream?
Older than Nash by a mere five minutes, Robbie has always been protective of his twin. When he realizes Nash is attracted to the sister of their Scottish host, he thinks to help matters along. But Nash wants no help from his brother, not where Ailie Stephen is concerned because Robbie is attracted to the girl himself!
Two brothers vie for the affection of the Scottish lass but only one stirs her passion. Which one will it be? And what will she do when she learns they are spies?
The Duke Knows Best (The Duke’s Sons)
Lord Randolph Gresham has an up and coming career in the Church, and has come to London for the season to find a wife. A feisty and dangerously attractive young woman who insists she’d never marry a clergyman keeps distracting him. This shouldn’t be a problem—they’ll just avoid each other. When they’re forced to sing together, though, the duet is a deeply sensual experience. Verity Sinclair, daughter of the Dean of Chester Cathedral, hasn’t changed her mind about the future. But Randolph proves hard to resist, and when they finally give in to their passion, there’s only one option left: marriage.
An Innocent Maid for the Duke (The Society of Wicked Gentlemen)
His lady in red…
Jacob, Duke of Westmoor, is feeling the weight of his recently inherited title when a stolen kiss with a beautiful woman in his gentlemen’s club breathes life back into him. Until he discovers she’s a scullery maid!
Unable to let the beautiful innocent go, he arranges for Rose Nightingale to become his grandmother’s companion. But living under the same roof, their attraction becomes impossible to resist!
The Society of Wicked Gentlemen
The hour is late and the stakes are high
A Most Handsome Gentleman
Elizabeth Bennet’s life is uncomplicated until she meets a quartet of new men: the haughty but handsome Mr. Darcy, the pert-with-a-pout Mr. Bingley, the confident and captivating Mr. Wickham—and then there is her father’s cousin, the happy man towards whom almost every female eye has turned.
Mr. Collins is HOT—well, incredibly handsome in Regency-speak—beautiful of face, fine of figure, elegant of air, his perfect clothing and hair matching his Greek god-like form. Unfortunately, when he opens his mouth, Elizabeth wishes he were mute. With affected servility and prideful self-conceit, he capitalizes upon his exquisite appearance and fixes on Jane Bennet as his bride.
Can Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy form an alliance to stop Jane’s suitors from issuing challenges—and will Elizabeth coax a smile from Mr. Darcy?
Bestselling Regency romance author Suzan Lauder delivers a hilarious Austenesque romance suitable for all readers of Pride and Prejudice.
Love in the Stars (The Lambourne Legacy)
Archer Humphrey Lambourne, third son to the Marquis of Daventry, had always longed to fill his life with culture and travel across the exotic world. His love of knowledge, prompted by a fond mentor, has him yearning for more at every turn until a chance meeting has him questioning his nomadic existence.
Cassiopeia Grainger, the daughter of a university professor, finds herself trapped in a world where her brilliant mind and naturally-inherent knowledge has gone unnoticed. With nowhere to express her strong opinion, she finds herself trapped in the tide of a patriarchal society, stunted and silent until an old adversary returns to reignite a fire she had thought long banked.
When a Fellowship dinner brings them to the same point under the stars, long-held emotions of longing and betrayal stir the heavens until there is no place for them to hide from their obvious attraction. It will take an extraordinary event to align their hearts on this stellar path.
At the Christmas Wedding
Snowed in at a castle full of handsome lords, three young ladies are about to have the holiday of their lives…
From the authors of At the Duke’s Wedding.
Map of a Lady’s Heart by Caroline Linden
How to Woo a Wallflower (Romancing the Rules)
An Unconventional Wallflower…
Clarissa Ruthven was born to be a proper lady, but she’s never wanted to live up to the expectations her late father set. Determined to use her inheritance to help the less fortunate women of London, she’s devastated to learn that she won’t be inheriting anything until she marries, a fate she has no interest in. Unwilling to let go of her plans, Clary works at Ruthven Publishing for Gabriel Adamson, a man who’s always hated her. She’s always returned the feeling, but as she begins to turn her family’s publishing company upside down, she finds herself unable to forget her handsome boss.
Never Follows the Rules…
When Gabe’s dark past comes back to haunt him, he’ll do anything to make sure that Clary isn’t hurt…even if it means giving up the only woman he’s ever loved.
Her Duke at Daybreak (Mythic Dukes Trilogy)
Infamous for his pedigree of madness and murder, the reclusive Duke of Ashbey believes he cannot feel until a mysterious woman unlocks a world of sensation in a single, shattering moment of connection. Ash casts a desperate bid for more.
Recent widow Alicia Stone has long been reviled as the chief impediment to a love affair that captured the nation’s imagination. Publicly, she settled for respectability’s cold comfort, but, secretly, she longs to experience what she never found with her famous husband—uninhibited passion.
When Ashbey proposes a discreet three-night assignation, Alicia shocks herself by accepting. But will their explosive union cost them both far more than they bargained?
Mistress of Merrivale
Jocelyn Townsend’s life as a courtesan is nothing like the life she envisioned in her girlish dreams. But, at least it allows her and her eccentric mother to live in relative security—until her protector announces his plans for marriage and no longer requires her services.
Desperate to find a new benefactor, one kind enough to accept her mother’s increasingly mad flights of fancy, Jocelyn is uncertain when a lifeline comes from an unexpected source.
Leo Sherbourne’s requirements for a wife are few. She must mother his young daughter, run his household, and warm his bed. All in a calm, dignified manner with a full measure of common sense. After his late wife’s histrionics and infidelity, he craves a simpler, quieter life.
As they embark on their arrangement, Leo and Jocelyn discover an attraction that heats their bedroom and a mutual admiration that warms their days. But it isn’t long before gossip regarding the fate of Leo’s first wife, and his frequent, unexplained absences, make Jocelyn wonder if the secrets of Merrivale Manor are rooted in murder…
Warning: Contains mysterious incidents, a mad mother who screeches without provocation, scheming relatives, and a captivating husband who blows scorching hot and suspiciously cold. All is not as it seems…and isn’t that delicious?
The Trouble with Love (Distinguished Rogues)
Keeping a promise has never been harder!
Whitney Crewe has a dream for her life, and it does not include a properly boring marriage or remaining in England. Passionate by nature, she’s headed for an adventure abroad but has been temporarily lured into the countryside to paint an important family portrait. Unfortunately, a friend is set to marry the family’s nearest neighbor, Lord Acton, and he is someone Whitney has seen far too much of…with and without his breeches on. Their past must remain a mere memory, but ignoring him proves impossible when she understands the decisions he’s made to protect those he loves.
Lord Acton is keeping secrets from his friends, and particularly from his innocent bride-to-be. The first was losing his head over an intoxicating, veiled seductress one gloriously reckless evening. A man of his word, he has no choice but to keep his promise to wed, even after he discovers his seductress was his bride’s friend, eccentric heiress and artist, Whitney Crewe. The second secret, Whitney stumbles upon all on her own, but her anger swiftly becomes an offer of friendship and much-needed compassion. They have absolutely nothing in common, so why oh why would he risk his future getting to know Whitney when she’s opposed to everything he desires?
A Marchioness Below Stairs (sequel to Lord Fenmore’s Wager)
Regency Reads (Belgrave House)
Escaping from Bath and the news that her former love is about to marry another, Isabel, the young widowed Marchioness of Axbridge, accepts an invitation to her cousin’s house party. Yet, instead of finding respite, she stumbles into a domestic crisis of majestic proportions: The kitchen staff has succumbed to the influenza.
If you love traditional Regency romances, you’ll adore A Marchioness Below Stairs.
The Highlander’s Princess Bride (The Improper Princesses)
In Vanessa Kelly’s enchanting series, three young women descended from royalty overcome their scandalous beginnings to win the hearts of the ton’s most eligible men . . .
The illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent might be expected to pursue various dubious professions. Actress, perhaps, or artist’s model. Even courtesan. Victoria Knight, however, has become a governess—a respectable choice, until she travels to Scotland to meet her new charges. The younger brothers of Nicholas Kendrick, Earl of Arnprior, aren’t children at all. They’re brawny, wild Highland men. As for the Earl, he’s handsome, guarded, and far too compelling . . . especially for a woman hiding a dark secret.
Nick needs a proper teacher to transform his unmarriageable brothers—and a sensible, straight-laced wife for himself. Miss Knight seems to fit the bill on both counts. But he soon discovers there is more to Victoria than he thought. It’s not just her notorious origins, or the danger that’s followed her all the way to Scotland. It’s the fiery loyalty beneath that sedate façade. This, the real Victoria, is the woman Nick is starting to desire so desperately. And what an earl wants, he’ll use every seductive means to get . . .
A Birmingham Family Christmas (Brazen Brides)
Harper & Appleton
When spinster Annabelle Lippencott is invited by her cousin, Emma Birmingham, to spend Christmas with the extended Birmingham Family, little does she expect to find Spencer Woodruff, the man who broke her heart eleven years earlier.
Erica Monroe, Darcy Burke, Grace Callaway, Lila DiPasqua, Shana Galen, Caroline Linden, Christina McKnight, and Erica Ridley
The Desires of a Duke
La Loma Elite Publishing
Available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Enjoy eight historical romances from bestselling authors, featuring dashing, roguish dukes who are willing to risk it all to win the ladies their hearts desire. When these powerful, bold men take a chance on love, nothing can stop them.
THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Darcy Burke
THE DUKE WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Grace Callaway
THE DUKE’S MATCH GIRL by Lila DiPasqua
WAITING FOR A DUKE LIKE YOU by Shana Galen
WHEN I MET MY DUCHESS by Caroline Linden
I SPY A DUKE by Erica Monroe
THE MISFORTUNE OF LADY LUCIANNA by Christina McKnight
THE DUKE’S ACCIDENTAL WIFE by Erica Ridley
The Bride Who Got Lucky (The Cavensham Heiresses)
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
He would do anything to protect her. Even marry her…
The son of a cold-hearted duke, Nicholas St. Mauer isn’t one to involve himself in society…or open his own heart to anyone. But driven by honor, the reclusive Earl of Somerton feels obliged to keep a watchful eye on Lady Emma Cavensham. She possesses a penchant for passions unbecoming a woman that finds Nick in constant peril of losing his well-structured solitude. She even dared kiss Nick once―an utterly unladylike, and delightful, lapse…
Emma can’t deny the appeal of the earl’s attention, and occasional affection, but she has no need for a man. There are worse fates than spinsterhood, as Emma knows too well. She still mourns the loss of her dear friend Lena, and is determined to prove Lena’s husband responsible for her death before he lures another innocent woman into a brutal marriage. But as Emma pursues her prey, a compromising moment upends all her plans. Now, with gossip swirling and her reputation in tatters, Nick may be the only man brave enough to join in Emma’s cause. . .and fight for her heart.
Praise for Janna MacGregor’s THE BAD LUCK BRIDE
“Full-bodied romance…with intelligence and heart.”―Cathy Maxwell
The Reunion (The Brides of Beadwell)
Kensington, Lyrical Press
“smart, sharp and insightful…a must-read.” –RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK
An inconvenient engagement turns a marriage of convenience into so much more in this sparkling new series from award-winning author Sara Portman . . .
Lady Emmaline Shaw’s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancé, John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago. Since then, she’s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind. And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her.
Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. Now, as the new Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England’s most sought after bachelors—except that he’s already engaged.
John needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister’s introduction into society. But though Emma happily grants him his freedom, her fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. In fact, John has no intention of letting her go. Her fate is now in his hands, but will her heart be safe there?
The Offer (The Brides of Beadwell)
Kensington, Lyrical Press
The award-winning author of The Reunion continues her dazzling new series with a novel of one woman’s fall from saint to sinner . . .
Lucy Betancourt’s future looks bleak. The daughter of an ailing vicar in a village with no eligible bachelors, her only hope is to find employment as a governess or companion. As she helps her childhood friend, the new Duchess of Worley, through her pregnancy, the ever-practical Lucy makes her plans. But life—in the way of the dashing Bex Brantwood—has something else in store for Lucy…
Upon meeting Bex, the duke’s cousin, Lucy offers herself up to him. But Bex is no family man looking for a governess. And Lucy is not exactly mistress material. Still, the misunderstanding ends in a kiss neither can forget . . .
Bex finds the proper vicar’s daughter and her most improper proposal endlessly amusing—and attractive. But, saddled with debt, he’s in no position to keep a woman, much less marry one, which is what a woman like Lucy deserves. Little does he know that even with her reputation at stake, Lucy will take the biggest gamble of her life by following her heart—straight into his arms.
The Chase (The Brides of Beadwell)
Kensington, Lyrical Press
In this thrilling romance from award-winning author Sara Portman, the illegitimate son of a nobleman and a woman on the run chase their fate on the London Road . . .
According to his father’s terms, Michael Rosevear’s duty is to be ignored—until such time as he is useful. Now that the earldom is in need of funds, Michael is to be sold off in marriage to the daughter of a crass but wealthy merchant willing to pay for any connection to nobility—even from the wrong side of the blanket
En route to his fate in London, Michael does not plan to board an extra passenger. Yet there is something in the young miss’s desperate plea that tugs at his conscience—though he is certain her story is a fabrication…
Juliana Crawford has fled her father’s cruel home. Using a false name to evade pursuit, she must find a private traveler with whom to complete her escape. Chance matches her with a dark and wounded young lord who guards his own secrets just as carefully. The unlikely pair embark on a journey filled with revelation and unexpected adventure—one that may lead them to question whether to part at their destination—or change course entirely…
Amy, The Story of a Coram Foundling
Amy is brought up in Coram’s Foundling Hospital in Bloomsbury. She is sent at aged 14 to work for the aristocratic Lady Bessborough, where she becomes the maid of her mentally unstable daughter, Lady Caroline Lamb.
Amy witnesses first-hand the opulent and decadent Regency ‘haute ton’, their extra-marital affairs, secret pregnancies, and vices laid bare.
She has many adventures and various love affairs, before she eventually finds the courage to defy convention, and find love and happiness.
Regency society as seen through the eyes of a servant girl. A voice that is rarely heard.
The Right Kind of Rogue (Playful Brides)
St. Martin’s Press
Can two star-crossed lovers come together—until death do they part?
Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride—ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . .
Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry—or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time?
Winning the Merchant Earl (His Majesty’s Hounds)
A Lady touched by scandal, a wealthy merchant, a misunderstanding, a madman’s threat, a surprise ennoblement, an enduring love.
Can past scandal be overcome? Can a merchant raised to the nobility ever be accepted by the ton? Will the challenges they face bring Lady Serafine and Mr. Morton together, or tear them apart forever?
Love in the Moonlight (Regency Collections)
7 Delightful Regency stories with a little bit of a Gothic edge, just in time for All Hallows’ Eve (that’s Halloween these days….)
Final Battle For Love (Mason Siblings Series)
Lady Emaline Mason has dedicated her life to the rescuing and healing of animals. She has no expectations for finding love, as her sisters have before her. But after a shocking experience with the family’s doctor, every exchange between them feels different. She is determined to despise the scoundrel, but somehow that fiery hatred turned into a burning desire…
Dr. Lord Simon Claridge, heir to the Earldom of Merrington, has known about the Mason family’s involvement in spy activity for some time and has gradually become their personal physician. After an incident with one of the Mason sisters, things changed. His rapport with Lady Emaline became strained, and, as much as he tried to stop it, the woman was suddenly everywhere in his thoughts.
With the increasing danger surrounding Lady Emaline and the very real threat to their mortality, will Simon and Emaline have the opportunity to allow their budding affection to grow? Or will they discover their love only to have it ripped away from them?
Join them in this concluding novel in the Mason Siblings series, as they fight together in one final battle for love…
Alina K. Field
The Viscount’s Seduction (Sons of the Spy Lord)
Searching for the Truth
Lady Sirena Hollister has lost her family, her home, and even her fey abilities, but somehow the fairies have handed her an unexpected chance at a Season in London. From her place on the fringes of high society, she resolves to find the truth about her only brother’s vanishing, and settle her family’s score with the wily English Spy Lord, the Earl of Shaldon. Soon enough, her schemes stir up an unknown enemy…and spark danger of a different sort, in the person of the Earl’s handsome heir, Viscount Bakeley.
Seducing the Beauty
The impertinent hoyden Bakeley met years earlier was as wild as her Irish roots, and just as unlucky. And she’s still an Irish traitor’s sister! But Lady Sirena has grown into a beauty whose charm and courage intrigue him. When danger threatens, Bakeley comes to her rescue, risking scandal, the ton’s disapproval, his interfering father’s ire…and his own heart.
Pride, Prejudice & Pleasure
Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. The untold, steamy hot story…
While staying at Hunsford Parsonage, Miss Elizabeth (“Lizzy”) Bennet befriends the clever and provocative Abby Trenwith, a woman dedicated to enlightening others in the pleasures of the flesh. Intrigued, Lizzy agrees to receive an education from a mentor appointed by her new friend.
Little does she know that her masked mentor is the arrogant Mr. Darcy, a man who ruined her sister’s prospects for marital happiness.
Darcy, a longtime friend of Abby, is desperately looking for a way to take his mind off the clever and captivating Elizabeth Bennett. His identity hidden, Darcy accepts his new charge from Abby but finds that the new protégé is remarkably similar in mannerism to Miss Elizabeth. When he discovers that his student and his obsession are one in the same, Darcy is torn between desire and obligation. Should he risk everything for a distant chance at something more?
Pride, Prejudice & Pleasure is a steamy historical romance that puts an unexpected twist on literature’s most famous couple. If you like sultry chemistry, Regency trappings, and new takes on classic characters, then you’ll love this super sexy retelling.
Pride, Prejudice & Pleasure for a fun and sexy Regency read!