Oct 022016

October 2016 Releases


Andrea Pickens

By Candlelight: Two Regency Holiday Novellas

Andrea DaRif/Andrea Pickens
Traditional Sweet

Two Regency Holiday novellas celebrating the true meaning of the season.

When winter nights are at their darkest, candlelight and the spirit of Christmas can spark light and love in even the most guarded hearts . . .

In “Lost And Found,” a snowstorm strands two travelers at a remote inn. Even though they clash at their first encounter, carriage trouble forces them to join forces in order to make it to London by Christmas. Neither Nicholas nor Anna is happy about the arrangement, but as the journey takes an unexpected turn, they soon discover they have more in common than they think . . .

In “A Gathering of Gifts,” an impetuous riding accident forces a country baron to play holiday host not only to his grieving widowed sister and young nephew but also to the headstrong heiress who lands her on his doorstep. He thinks she’s arrogant and spoiled while she finds him gruff and unfeeling. But as Noel and his family prepare the modest house for a simple Christmas, secrets slowly come unwrapped, revealing that happiness can come in the most unexpected packages.

So come light the candles and celebrate a Regency Christmas—where Love is the greatest gift of all.

Release Date 10/3/16

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Laurie Benson

An Uncommon Duke (The Secret Lives of the Ton)

Print, eBook
Spicy Historical

When the Duke of Winterbourne proposed to Olivia, she felt like the luckiest girl alive. Their happy marriage was the envy of the ton. But all that changed when Gabriel wasn’t there the night Olivia needed him most. Now, Release Date five years later she wants another child. But can she trust herself to give Gabriel her body without losing her heart?

Gabriel’s life is dedicated to protecting the crown, and he’s learned the hard way not to trust anyone with his secrets. Now his estranged wife wants to try for another child just as an assassination attempt is made on the Prince Regent. His mind should be on uncovering the would-be killer, except having Olivia in his bed and in his life again is proving to be a big distraction.

Release Date 10/01/16

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Susana Ellis

Holly and Hopeful Hearts

Bluestocking Belles
Print, eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

When the Duchess of Haverford sends out invitations to a Yuletide house party and a New Year’s Eve ball at her country estate, Hollystone Hall, those who respond know that Her Grace intends to raise money for her favorite cause and promote whatever marriages she can. Eight assorted heroes and heroines set out with their pocketbooks firmly clutched and hearts in protective custody. Or are they?

Release Date 11/08/16

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Caroline Warfield

The Renegade Wife (Children of Empire: Book 1)

Soul Mate Publishing
eBook PDF
Historical Sensual (mild)

Betrayed by his cousin and the woman he loved, Rand Wheatly fled England, his dreams of a loving family shattered. He clings to his solitude in an isolated cabin in Upper Canada. Returning from a business trip to find a widow and two children squatting in his house, he flies into a rage. He wants her gone, but her children are sick and injured, and his heart is not as hard as he likes to pretend.

Meggy Blair harbors a secret, and she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her children safe. She’d hopes to hide with her Ojibwa grandmother, if she can find the woman and her people. She doesn’t expect to find shelter with a quiet, solitary man, a man who lowers his defensive walls enough to let Meggy and her children in.

Their idyllic interlude is shattered when Meggy’s brutal husband appears to claim his children. She isn’t a widow, but a wife, a woman who betrayed the man she was supposed to love, just as Rand’s sweetheart betrayed him. He soon discovers why Meggy is on the run, but time is running out. To save them all, Rand must return and face his demons.

Release Date 10/12/2016

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K.C. Bateman

A Raven’s Heart (Secrets and Spies)

Random House Loveswept
Historical Sensual (mild)

When a bookish codebreaker and a dashing spy are reunited in this steamy historical romance from the author of To Steal a Heart, their lives depend on their ability to resist temptation. But fate is a mistress who cannot be denied. . .

England, 1815.

In the war against France, Heloise Hampden is a high-value asset to the Crown. When she cracks the enemy’s most recent communication, French agents are sent to kill her. But it’s the agent assigned to protect Heloise who poses the greatest threat to her heart: William de l’Isle, Viscount Ravenwood. Heloise has quarreled with the man they call Raven since childhood, yet always maintained a chaste distance. She’s sure nothing will change, thanks to the disfiguring scar on her face.

Nothing has changed. Raven still wonders how Hell-cat Hampden’s lithe body would feel pressed against his, but for the mission he must remind himself that the woman takes more pleasure in ancient languages than she does in seduction.

His imprisonment six years ago broke him in a way that makes the prospect of love impossible—he’s a shadowed Hades pining for sun-kissed Persephone. Still, his heart beats like mad whenever he’s within ten paces of Heloise, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe—even if that means taking her to Spain as an unwilling hostage. Protecting her from danger will be a challenge; protecting her from desire will be pure agony.

Release Date 10/18/2016

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Cerise DeLand

Rogues, Spies and Lords of Honor Boxed Set of Books 1, 2, 3 (Regency Romps)

W J Power
Spicy Historical

This boxed set stars a group of men who have worked together, fought together and now, they band together to ensure every man attains the love of the woman he adores.  Don’t miss this exciting collection of three novels by this #1 bestselling Regency author, Cerise DeLand!

Lady Varney’s Risqué Business, Book 1

When a proper lady of the ton takes on a new client in her matchmaking business, she discovers he has one risqué demand. Spend the night with him!

Rendezvous with a Duke, Book 2

Anna Fournier secludes herself, scandal staining her family name and all her prospects for anonymity, employment and even love. But one afternoon she plays her newest composition in a piano shop—and one man who cannot forget her decides to right the wrong done her years ago.

Masquerade with a Marquess

She wanted to find her family’s stolen treasures. He wanted to avoid caring for her again. But together, they found more than treasure. They discovered love that had endured decades of war and loss.

Release Date 09/08/2016

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Meredith Bond

My Lord Ghost (The Grace Sisters)

Anessa Books (self-published)
Print, eBook
Traditional Sweet

She only wanted to save his soul. He needed to save her life.

Laia Grace wasn’t raised in society and besides meeting men was so much fun! But when the naive Regency miss introduces herself to wrong person, her father decides that it’s time she grew up. If only he knew that the house he was sending her to had a ghost in residence.

Marcus is haunting his own home, living in the secret passages and priest holes while he tries to deal with the horrific events that led to his brother’s death.  But when an angel shows up and coaxes him into telling her his story, he discovers a reason to live.

Will he be willing to risk both his own life and his heart to save her?

Release Date 09/20/16

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Regina Jeffers

Mr. Darcy’s Present: A Pride and Prejudice Holiday Vagary

Regency Solutions
Print, eBook
Traditional Sweet

The Greatest Present He Would Ever Receive is the Gift of Her Love…

What if Mr. Darcy purchased a gift for Elizabeth Bennet to acknowledge the festive days even though he knows he will never present it to her? What if the gift is posted to the lady by his servants and without his knowledge? What if the enclosed card was meant for another and is more suggestive than a gentleman should share with an unmarried lady? Join Darcy and Elizabeth, for a holiday romp, loaded with delightful twists and turns no one expects, but one in which our favorite couple take a very different path in thwarting George Wickham and Lydia Bennet’s elopement. Can a simple book of poetry be Darcy’s means to win Elizabeth’s love? When we care more for another than ourselves, the seeds of love have an opportunity to blossom.

Words of Praise for Mr. Darcy’s Present…

Jeffers takes a familiar story and reinvigorates it with humor, warmth, and wisdom. – Roses and Lilacs Reviews

Release Date 09/20/16

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Rachael Miles

Tempting the Earl (Muses’ Salon)

Kensington Zebra Shout
Print, eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)


Olivia Walgrave is finished with being a countess. Writing under a pen name, her controversial column for the scandal sheets provides her with some income and far more excitement than managing a country estate. Besides, in the three years since the wars have ended, her dashing husband hasn’t spent one night under their roof. So Olivia has prepared a plan, and an annulment. All she needs is his consent…

Harrison Walgrave, the Earl of Levesford, let his father coerce him into marriage, but his true devotion is to his Parliamentary career—and his secret work for the Home Office. Yet now, with freedom in his grasp, he finds he cannot so easily release his wife. Seeing her stirs a hunger no other woman has reached. A distraction now, when he is a breath away from revealing a ring of traitors, could be deadly. Still, wherever his investigations lead, the thought of Olivia lingers. It might be obsession. It might be treason. But the only way to escape the temptation is to succumb…

Release Date 10/23/2016

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Erica Ridley, Ava Stone, and Elizabeth Essex

Vexed (The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor)

Ava Stone Inc
Paranormal Sensual (mild)

When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.

The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:

Erica Ridley’s Romancing the Rogue

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?

Ava Stone’s Once Upon a Moonlit Path

Lady Cassandra Priske sees dead people…not all the time, but occasionally. When her family is summoned to Castle Keyvnor for the reading of her great uncle’s will, Cassy is more than terrified. After all, the castle is famous for its hauntings. But the very last person, dead or alive, she expects to find there is the rakish Lord. St. Giles. After all, she spent the last season hiding from that very man.

Elizabeth Essex’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Nessa Teague has never believed in the magic that swirls around her village like a fine Cornish mist. She’s never had need of it. Until the day Lord Harry Beck returns to Bocka Morrow and Nessa realizes there is nothing, including the blackest of magic, she won’t do to have him for her own.

Release Date 09/20/16

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Kate Pearce, Michelle Willingham, and Deb Marlowe

BEDEVILED: The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor

Ava Stone Inc
Paranormal Sensual (mild)

When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.

The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:

Kate Pearce
A Ghost of a Chance

Violet DeLisle is secretly delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with some of the more obscure branches of her family tree. She’s been in love with her stepmother’s second cousin, Charlie, since she was a child. But her beautiful half-sister has clearly set her sights on Charlie and he is obviously dazzled. Forced to hide from the lovebirds, she huddles under the stairs and meets a kindred spirit who not only turns out to be a rather feisty ghost, but a master of courtship.

Deb Marlowe
Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie’s Curse

Her father inherited an earldom and a castle. Has Lady Tamsyn inherited a curse? It’s what it feels like when she discovers that she can see the truth behind the lies that men tell. All she wanted on arrival at Keyvnor was to avoid Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, but in a sea of lies, he is the one who always tells her the truth. Together they find that her curse might just be a gift—and their love the key to preventing a tragedy.

Michelle Willingham
A Dance With the Devil

Devon Lancaster is fascinated by the beautiful vicar’s daughter, Jane Hawkins, who has been summoned to the will reading of the late Lord Banfield. But is she truly only a vicar’s daughter? Or does her past hold secrets that put her very life in danger? Jane knows she is unlikely to find a husband among the handsome men at Castle Keyvnor because of her poverty. But when she is locked in the cellar with Devon, she finds that the Devil of Lancaster sets her blood on fire.


Cover image for MYSTIFIED The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor by Erica Monroe, Renee Bernard, and Jerrica Knight-Catania

Erica Monroe, Renee Bernard, and Jerrica Knight-Catania

Mystified (The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor)

Ava Stone Inc
Paranormal Sensual (mild)

When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.

The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor

Renee Bernard’s The Sweetest Curse

Blade Hambly believes in three things: logic, science and the notion that if a man just keeps his eyes forward, he is unlikely to be tripped up by the past. But how does a man keep his thoughts cool and focused when he meets a young woman like Miss Elethea Fairfax? A woman who heals with the touch of her hands, who talks to the air and radiates magic with every other-worldly fluttering of her eyelashes? What does a man of science do when the woman he is falling in love with is a witch?

Jerrica Knight-Catania’s Possessed by the Stranger

Lady Samantha Priske can hardly wait to make herself scarce in the allegedly haunted residence of her late great uncle, the Earl of Banfield. And when she meets a handsome stranger who is blessedly not a relation, she finds herself flirting uncharacteristically with him. Chadwick Kendall isn’t thrilled to be at Castle Keyvnor for the blasted will reading. His father is dying, and he’d rather be by his side. But Chad finds something at Castle Keyvnor far more valuable than anything the earl could have left for him: A beautiful redhead, whom he must convince to be his bride.

Erica Monroe’s The Mad Countess

Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember. Claire too harbors a secret desire for him—but a witch cursed her family with madness, and she’s terrified she’ll only hurt him if they act on their feelings. When a will reading at a mysterious castle in Cornwall brings them both together, they’ll work to break her family’s curse…and find true love.

Release Date 09/20/16

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Heather Boyd, Barbara Monajem, Nicola Davidson, Wendy Vella, Donna Cummings and Beverly Oakley

A Very Wicked Christmas Anthology

LLD Press
Print, eBook
Spicy Historical

Six of today’s most popular regency romance authors come together to deliver a holiday anthology full of passion, promise, and scandalous dalliance. Have Yourself A Very Wicked Christmas! This is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works.

In Heather Boyd’s The Christmas Affair, a lonely shopkeeper offers shelter to
a beautiful, not so innocent miss to overcome the bitter memories of
Christmases past, but could such a wicked connection ever lead to a

A dashing spy with marriage on his mind seeks to rekindle
the spark by any means possible with the woman who claimed his heart in Love
at First Dance by Barbara Monajem.

A scandalous widow rescues the man of her
dreams – but his secrets could destroy their love in Nicola Davidson’s Joy to
the Earl.

A masquerade ball was no place to be reckless with your innocence,
and yet one scorching look at the masked highwayman urges Miss Partridge to do
just that in Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella.

In Lord Misrule by
Donna Cummings, a young widow chooses a handsome rogue to be her first lover,
but his regrets from a past Christmas may end their affair before it even

A blue-stocking becomes a courtesan to escape a murderer in The
Glittering Prize, an intrigue-filled romance by Beverley Oakley about finding
love where it’s least expected.

Release Date 10/18/16

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Cover image for DRESSED TO KISS anthology by Myretta Robens, Madeline Hunter, Caroline Linden and Megan Frampton

Myretta Robens, Madeline Hunter, Caroline Linden and Megan Frampton

Dressed to Kiss Anthology

with Vine Street 2016
eBookTraditional Sensual (mild)

True love never goes out of style…

Once renowned for creating the most envied gowns in London, Madame Follette’s dressmaking shop has fallen far out of fashion. The approaching coronation of King George IV offers a chance to reclaim former glory by supplying stunning new wardrobes to the most glittering society in Regency England. In the face of long-held secrets, looming scandals, and the potential ruin of their shop, the dressmakers of Follette’s are undaunted, not even by the most unexpected complication of all: true love.

Release Date 09/12/2017

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Tamara Gill

Her Gentleman Pirate (High Seas – High Stakes)

Tamara Gill
eBookSpicy Historical

Kidnapped by a smuggling pirate, Miss Mary Shelton is appalled by the circumstances that have befallen her. Imprisoned on a ship in the most scandalous of company, her reputation as a lady betrothed to an English Viscount is in tatters.

Captain Alastair Harvey was left with little choice but to kidnap the daughter of Sir Shelton, a man whose payment for services rendered is long overdue. The ransom due on Mary will settle her father’s debt, and allow Alastair to restore his family’s fortune.

Pursued across an ocean by those determined to restore a daughter to her rightful place, Mary and Alastair navigate high seas and high emotions. But when their time is up, it remains to been seen whether this lady wishes to be caught by anyone other than her pirate…

Release Date 09/06/2016

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Wareeze Woodson

Before She Became a Lady

Ronelda Woodson
Print, eBook, PDF
Historical Sensual (mild)

Laurel Collingsworth, seventeen and deeply in love, expects to marry her hero and live in wedded bliss forever after. Instead, with the ink barely dry on the marriage lines, Lord Robert Laningham is called away to Spain and the war. With a heavy heart, she sends her husband off with a kiss and a prayer for his safe return.

Now alone in her new role of Lady Laningham, she faces a series of terrifying events, shadowy intruders, missing jewelry, and mysterious footfalls in the night. Added to her alarms, she must fight her hostile sister-in-law for the reigns of her husband’s establishment.

When Lord Robert Laningham returns, can she convince him danger stalks the halls of the ancient mansion? In his wounded state, will he listen, or must she protect her child, her recovering husband, and her household by herself?

Release Date 7/30/2016

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Julia Justiss

Stolen Encounters with the Duchess (Hadley’s Hellions)
Harlequin Historicals
Print, eBook
Spicy Historical

Orphan of a humble farmer, Davie’s bravery as a boy in helping rescue the lady who became Sir Edward Greave’s wife won him a patron who funded his education at Oxford. When Ned drew this talented youngster into his influential circle of friends, Davie met, and fell instantly in love with, Faith Wellingford, sister-in-law of a marquess who becomes even more unattainable when she marries a duke. But after giving her husband the required heirs without ever winning his affection, the widowed Duchess is a lonely, angry, passionate woman, who just might be willing to risk everything in a forbidden affair with the one man who has always valued her—commoner David Tanner Smith…

Release Date 09/01/2016

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Shirley Marks

A Rake Reformed (Gentlemen of Worth)

Montlake Romance
Print, eBook
Traditional Sweet

Frederick Worth, the Earl of Brent, is out of luck. He’s gambled away a considerable fortune, and London’s creditors are in pursuit. Rather than return to Faraday Hall and risk his father’s displeasure, he flees to his property in the remote north. Only Penshaw Manor isn’t quite the safe, comfortable haven he expects.

Freddie is horrified to discover that not only is the property in an alarming state of disrepair but “the Earl of Brent” is loathed by tenants and neighbors alike. Forced to conceal his true identity, he finds himself enjoying this small circle of society, even as he falls for the lovely—if oftentimes infuriating—Miss Rosalind Harris.

Now he’s tempted to bid farewell to his rakish ways and become the true lord of Penshaw Manor. But first, Freddie must prove his worth to Miss Rosalind—and to himself—before anyone discovers who he really is…

Release Date 09/06/2016

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