Aug 112014

August 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 – August 2014.

Tammy Jo Burns
Taming the Wicked Wulfe (The Rogue Agents)
Tammy Jo Burns
Traditional/Some Sexual ContactRebekah is forced into a proxy marriage to a man she despises for the sake of her orphaned niece and nephew. Her new husband, Thorn Wulfe, holds the key to all the secrets of her long-buried past.Thorn, considered the Wicked Wulfe by many of the ton, operates one of London’s most notorious gaming hells, the Lady Luck. When his brother is killed, he finds his life turned upside down with a wife he does not want, and two children to care for.When old secrets come to light and enemies make themselves known, Rebekah and Wulfe are going to have to decide what is more important…the past, the present, or the future? Will they be able to learn to trust and love one another along the way? Or will their secrets keep them apart forever?July 15 2014
Julia Blaine
Shot Through the Heart
Julia Blaine
Traditional/Inferred Sexual ContactSince Galatea Fuller’s birth, she has been betrothed to Lord Harte Whatley. Without fail, he dutifully visits her every Tuesday and Friday. But only on Tuesday and Friday. Surely her
up-coming, magical London Season will kindle love between them, overcoming obligation. Then Harte replaces his younger brother, Pierce, in a duel — with fatal results. A third shooter is hidden in the shrubbery. Who is the intended victim? Believing both shooters are dead, Galatea and Pierce are thrown together. Despite meddling aunts and a mischievous monkey, they attempt to solve the mystery. How can Galatea — or any woman — know who she really loves?July 17 2014
Shana Galen
Love and Let Spy (Lord and Lady Spy)
Print, eBook
Historical/Some Sexual ContactHer name is Bonde, Jane Bonde…
A beautiful and eligible member of the ton, Jane has more than a few secrets: she’s one of the Crown’s most elite agents. She may be deadly, but she doesn’t know a thing about fashion, flirtation, or love…until Dominic Griffyn shakes up her carefully stirred world and asks her to be his bride. He’s exactly the kind of man she’s not looking for. And he’s dangerous, because falling into his arms is so much more satisfying than saving England from her enemies.He’s an improper gentleman who needs a wife…
Talk, dark, and tortured, Dominic Griffyn is haunted by demons from his past. When his stepfather insists that he marry, Dominic allows himself to hope that the beautiful but mysterious Miss Bonde might help him forget his troubles. As they grow closer, it’s clear that there’s more to Jane than danger. She might be just what his neglected heart needs.August 5 2014
Ashlyn Macnamara
What A Lady Craves (The Eton Boys Trilogy)
Historical/Some Sexual ContactHenrietta Upperton is about to marry Alexander Sanford when he rushes off to India to salvage his family’s fortune. Then comes the devastating news that he has wed another. Eight agonizing years later, a storm washes Alexander ashore—injured, widowed, and hunted—and one glimpse of his ruggedly handsome face reawakens the desire Henrietta thought she had buried deep inside. Her body still yearns for his touch, but she’s determined not let him wound her again . . . not this time.For Alexander, honor always comes first. Only too late does he realize that when given the choice between two virtuous deeds, he picked the wrong one. On the run with his life in tatters and a pair of daughters in tow, Alexander burns for Henrietta. He knows he does not deserve forgiveness. And yet he longs to wrap his arms around her warm body once again. What’s more, he is sure the lady craves the same.August 12 2014
Katharine Ashe
I Adored a Lord (The Prince Catchers)
Avon Books
Print, eBook
Historical/Some Sexual ContactSnowbound in a castle with a bevy of the ton’s scheming maidens all competing for a prince’s hand in marriage, Ravenna Caulfield’s worst nightmare has come true.Playing babysitter to his spoiled prince of a half-brother and potential brides, Lord Vitor Courtenay is champing at the bit to be gone.When a stolen kiss in a stable leads to a corpse in a suit of armor, a canine kidnapping, and any number of scandalous liaisons, Ravenna and Vitor find themselves wrapped in a mystery they’re perfectly paired to solve. But as for the mystery of love, Vitor’s not about to let Ravenna escape until he’s gotten what he desires . . .July 29 2014
Aileen Fish
A Danby Duet (Danby Summons)
Aileen Fish
Print, eBook
Traditional/Nothing more than kissing

The Duke of Danby’s granddaughters are together in one book, now with bonus epilogues!

Lady Harriet Thornhill knows the summons from her grandfather means he’s decided whom she must marry. Determined that she’d only marry a man of her choosing, she stows away in her friend’s father’s carriage, only to find herself alone with young Archibald Napier,Viscount Morley.

Morley’s plans for a quiet Christmas vanish when he discovers the sweet young lady hiding under the blankets in his carriage. As she claims an acquaintance with his sister, he feels duty-bound to see her safely back to her family.

A broken carriage wheel leaves them stranded, and Harriet’s reputation is at stake. Morley’s not ready to take a wife, until he’s told he wouldn’t be a suitable husband for her. With memories of her sweet, tempting kiss filling his thoughts, he prepares to fight for the hand of the woman he believes he could love.

Lord 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.

July 30 2014

Virginia Carmichael, Keta Diablo, Aileen Fish, Linda Ford, Sarah Jae Foster, Regina Scott, Brenda B. Taylor
Timeless: Historical Romance Through the Ages
Historical/Nothing more than kissing

Sweet romance through the ages! From turn of the century Chicago to 1890’s Montana to the Civil War era to Regency times, there is something for every historical romance reader. This sweet romance boxed set charms with seven novels by bestselling authors, starring unforgettable characters falling in love in the most captivating settings.

This collection includes:

ALL THE BLUE OF HEAVEN by Virginia Carmichael



LASSO MY HEART by Linda Ford

A MILE APART by Sarah Jae Foster


THROUGH THE STORM by Brenda B. Taylor

August 12, 2014


Sep 192011
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Alyssa Fernandez, today’s Featured Beau Monde Author,  writes under the pen name of Alyssa Everett.

A fan of Halloween, the perfect shoes, and springer spaniels, Alyssa lives with her husband and three children in small town Pennsylvania.

Writing continues to be Alyssa’s favorite excuse for putting off housework and aerobic exercise.

Her debut regency, A Tryst With Trouble, is scheduled for release in early 2012 from Dorchester Publishing.

Find her at – Webb

Sep 172011

Stewart, 1814.

“A London Twopenny Post letter – 1814”




Eunice Shanahan



This letter is addressed to John Stewart Esqre No.16 Queen St Brompton from J. Hill of Rotherhithe. This was on the south side of the Thames and about this time Rotherhithe was still virtually an island, having two swing-bridges connecting it to the rest of Bermondsey/Southwark. 95% of the industry in Rotherhithe was shipbuilding and breaking, and trades directly allied to this. It was (and still remains) a secular, almost independent part of Southwark. The paper is a very heavy type with the watermark R BARNARD 1809, and there are four postal markings on the letter all of them applied by the offices of the Twopenny Post.

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Sep 152011

Maggi Andersen, today’s Featured Beau Monde Author, is an Australian author who writes historical romances filled with intrigue and adventure. She sets her stories in the Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras. She lives with her lawyer husband and cat in the Southern Highlands of Australia.

Find her at – Web – Blog –  Facebook – @maggiandersen

Sep 132011
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Katherine Bone, today’s Featured Beau Monde Author, is a military brat, who has lived all over the U.S. and overseas.

Living a nomadic lifestyle helped develop her interest in history and lore, not to mention adventure and the written word. Thankfully, her upbringing prepared her for life as a military wife and, majoring in art, she’s taken her military background and her love of history and put it to good use while working as an exhibit assistant at a Fort Leavenworth Museum.

Raising four children, two of whom are in the military, Katherine wrote poetry and tackled her first book, a post-Civil War era romance, before joining her local RWA writing chapter and seriously pursuing a career writing historical romance.

Since that time, she has written two books in the Regency era and nearly thirty articles for The Heart Monitor, entitled Hidden Treasure-Historical Truth, some of which can be found on her website. Continue reading »

Sep 132011

‘Down Under’, several Beau Monde members (from Romance Writers of Australia and New Zealand) are taking part in a five day Launch Party to introduce Historical Hearts.

Do you know a lot about the Regency? Want to win prizes and support the Regency authors at the Historical Hearts blog? Then drop by every day this week for gossip, fun and prizes.

 Historical Hearts: Historical Hearts Launch Party – Day 1:

Tamara Gill  – We’re all very excited to announce a blog for Australian Historical Romance Writers. Over the next five days we’ll be giving away books, critiques, bookmarks, wonderful prizes of all kinds to celebrate the launch of this fabulous blog. Any loyal reader of Regency historicals will know the answer to my question immediately, but…we’re here to have fun, not to tax our loyal followers too much.

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Sep 102011
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April Kihlstrom, today’s Featured Beau Monde Author, is the author of over 30 published romance novels, including 28 Signet Regencies.

Her degrees are in Honors Math and Operations Research. She also coaches fellow writers, teachings online classes, is a popular speaker and is the acknowledged Mistress of Book in a Week.

She believes that what we do and what we write helps to shape the world in which we live.

Find her at – Web and Face Book

Twitter @AprilKihlstrom

Sep 042011

Here is another Postal History, this time connected with Napoleon.

This letter, dated 5 February 1805, is addressed to Major Dudingston, Elie, Fifeshire North Britain from G. Nicols in Winchester. It is interesting because many of the events mentioned in the letter refer to things connected with Napoleon‘s battles against the English.

postal marks
The postal markings on the letter are :-

  • London morning duty date stamp in red, FEB 6 1805
  • a poor smudged Edinburgh date stamp in red , of the type in use from 1801-1812 where the year was included between the month, in this case FE and the day ‘9’
  • charge marks: first ”6′ which would have been the rate to get the letter from Winchester the place of posting, to London. There, the clerk would have worked out the whole cost to Scotland, so crossed out the ‘6’ and replaced with ‘1/1′.

A Stamp News reader has been exchanging information with me about postage rates, and we have agreed that this is correct for the overall distance of 501 miles from London prior to 12 March 1805. The mileage included the 62 miles from Winchester to London, then the 439 miles London to Elie in Fifeshire. The charge was 10d for up to 300 miles and then 1d for every 100 miles thereafter. It seems a bit mean to have charged the extra 1d when the distance was only one mile over the 500 – particularly as the road distances changed as the roads were improved.

The letter begins with a reference to Major Dudingston’s son Charles

Duddingston letterWinchester
5th of Feby 1805

My dear Dudingston




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Aug 202011

Jillian Kent, today’s Featured Beau Monde Author, has been writing for years and now her dream is coming true.

She is also a full-time counselor for nursing students, has a masters degree in social work, and is fascinated with human behavior and how our minds work. Because she works in contemporary society she thought it would be fun and interesting to explore what might have happened in a lunatic asylum in Regency England. That’s just a snippet of how her story idea was conceived and she hopes you will escape into the past with her and find faith for the future. You’ll enjoy this journey.

Jillian is more than enthusiastic about the release of her first book, Secrets of the Heart, The Ravensmoore Chronicles, Book One ( Coming May 2011) and is thrilled that Romantic Times gave Secrets of the Heart 4 STARS!

If you want to read the first chapter of this novel to see if it’s your kind of read, please visit her website at . You’ll find a great book trailer waiting for you there.  Jillian also invites you to join in conversation on her blog anytime, plus, about twice a month she blogs with other Realms buddies at

You can find Jillian at – Web and  Facebook and Twitter