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March 2016 Releases

Cover image for THE DUKE'S ACCIDENTAL WIFE by Erica Ridley

Erica Ridley

The Duke’s Accidental Wife (Dukes of War)
Intrepid Reads
Print, eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

Miss Katherine Ross is a wealthy, eccentric socialite who knows precisely what she wants: No husband. No children. No candlelit tête-à-tête with the insufferably emotionless Duke of Ravenwood. She’s convinced his heart is ice — until she touches that chiseled chest for herself. One lapse in judgment is all it takes to turn both their lives topsy-turvy…

The Duke of Ravenwood isn’t cold and haughty, but a secret romantic who has always dreamt of marrying for love. Instead, he gets Miss Katherine Ross — a headstrong hoyden intent on unraveling his carefully ordered world. He doesn’t know whether to kiss her or throttle her. Can they survive each other’s company long enough to turn a compromise into love?
Release Date 03/01/16

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Katharine Ashe

The Rogue (The Devil’s Duke)
Avon Romance
Print, ebook
Spicy, Historical

Lady Constance Read is independent, beautiful, and in need of a husband—now. The last man on earth she wants is the rogue who broke her heart six years ago, never mind that his kisses are scorching hot.

Evan Saint-André Sterling is rich, scarred, and finished with women—forever. He’s not about to lose his head over the bewitching beauty who once turned his life upside down.

But Constance needs a warrior, and Saint is the perfect man for the job. Only as a married woman can she penetrate Scotland’s most notorious secret society and bring a diabolical duke to justice. When Constance and Saint become allies—and passionate lovers—he’ll risk everything to protect the only woman he has ever loved.
Release Date 02/23/16

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Tammy Jo Burns

The Beast of Yorkshire (Those Scandalous Taggarts – Book 1)
Traditional Spicy

Penelope Presley has suffered through unspeakable loss and scandal. Forced to live under her cruel Grandfather’s thumb, she finds herself both relieved and frightened when he tells her she will be marrying the man known as the Beast of Yorkshire.

Having already lost two wives and a fiancée, Duncan Taggart, Duke of Yorkshire, is desperate for an heir. To have an heir, he must have a wife, but who is ever going to willingly marry a man with a reputation such as his? He takes matters into his own hands and pays Penelope’s grandfather an exorbitant amount of money to marry her.

When Penelope arrives at Taggart Hall, it is to find her future husband is not the old man she believed she would find. Instead, he’s a handsome, virile man that makes her heart race and her body ache for his touch. The longer she’s around Duncan, the more certain she is that not only does he not deserve the horrible nickname he has been given, but that he also had absolutely nothing to do with those women’s deaths.

While he is away tending to business, Penelope’s world falls apart. Uncertain who to trust, she flees to London with only the clothes on her back. When Duncan arrives home to find her gone, he wastes no time going after her. Will he be able to find Penelope before the killer does? And will Penelope and Duncan ever be able to find the happiness they deserve?
Release Date 02/13/16

Cover image for the VALENTINE KISSES Anthology

Amanda Grange, Fenella Miller, Melinda Hammond, Wendy Soliman, and Elizabeth Bailey

Valentine Kisses (Regency Romantics 2016)
Published by Elizabeth Bailey, Fenella Miller, Melinda Hammond, Wendy Soliman, Amanda Grange
Historical Sensual (mild)

Five sparkling Regency Romances in one box set written by English authors, all of whom are friends and fellow members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association

One Snowy Night Amanda Grange
When Mr Joshua Kelling unwittingly compromises Miss Rebecca Foster, he is outraged when she will not marry him and he sets out to make her change her mind.

Lady Eleanor’s Secret Fenella Miller
Lady Eleanor feels destined to forever endure the misery of living as an unpaid governess to her brother Edward’s children – until she meets Alexander, Lord Bentley. But Edward is determined to keep them apart as he needs Eleanor’s inheritance to fund his gambling debts.

Winter Inheritance Melinda Hammond
“Governess Verity Shore longs for a little adventure, then Rafe Bannerman arrives to carry her off to Highclough and Verity discovers that life can be a little too exciting!”

A Duke by Default Wendy Soliman
The new Duke of Broadstairs’ requirement for a biddable wife is challenged when he enters into a marriage of convenience with the opinionated Harriet Aston…

A Chance Gone By Elizabeth Bailey
Marianne steels herself to bear losing Justin to an arranged marriage, but when disaster strikes can she find courage enough to take a chance on love?
Release Date 02/01/16

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Sandra Masters

Divinely Decadent Duke, Book 2 (The Duke Series)
The Wild Rose Press
Print, eBook
Spicy Historical

Orphaned and abandoned by family, Lady Cassandra Montgomery yearns for love. Beautiful and innocent, she attracts the attention of a renowned rake, the Duke of Althorn. When her security is threatened, she offers him a proposal for an arranged marriage in exchange for his guarantee of safety for her and her ward. After her first taste of desire in his arms, she finds the sexual attraction irresistible. Finding herself in a family way, she leaves his home, unsure of his love.

The Duke is at first enraged by the brazen behavior, yet he sees Cassandra as a captivating caregiver for his mother and impossible to resist. He agrees. The arrangement becomes inconvenient because love and sensuality enter the equation.

Will she believe her husband truly loves her and return to his waiting arms?

Will the Duke admit his love and use his rakish skills to woo Cassandra back to his bed?

Cover image for the A VALENTINE TO REMEMBER anthology by Sandy Raven, Gail Dayton, and Sue London

Sandy Raven, Gail Dayton, and Sue London

A Valentine to Remember
Publishers: Gail Dayton, Sue London, Sandy Raven
Spicy Historical

A special Valentine boxed set from three much-loved authors. Historical Romance authors Sue London and Sandy Raven, known for their adventurous heroines and brave heroes, team up with Gail Dayton, best-known for her steampunk and historical fantasy stories, for a sexy and heart-warming historical romance collection!

To My Valentine, by Gail Dayton – Lady Lydia Daventry betrayed Captain Alexander Ferguson by marrying another. Then she followed her military husband—and Captain Ferguson—to Spain, compounding his sense of betrayal. Now the husband is dead and the army at the end of a desperate retreat to the coast and ships back to England. Alex finds her trying to herd her little party of women and wounded soldiers to safety and escorts them the last few miles. Can they find their way back to each other?

Jack Valentine, Sue London – Artie Graham thought upholding the tradition of Jack Valentine was a sweet way to show his love of Norfolk. What he didn’t expect was to find a woman even more enthusiastic about it… and him.

The Valentine Gift, Sandy Raven – Believing they were unable to give each other the child they wanted so desperately, forces one couple to consider other options. And they are blessed many times over!
Release Date 02/10/16

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Becca St. John

Summerton (Lady Eleanor Mysteries)
Publisher: Martha Ferris
Print, eBook
Sweet Historical

He married for money; she wed by force, neither considered love, or murder, part of the bargain.

It seems like the perfect match: a marriage to restore the Duke of Summerton’s crumbling family estate and give the heiress Caroline Howlett the status of duchess. But the bride doesn’t give a fig for status. Forced into the marriage, Caroline is determined to leave the duke, until a dead body—and the very real threat that she and the duke are the next targets—gets in her way.

Can the Duke’s astute aunt, Lady Eleanor, solve the mystery of the deaths before the killers strike again? And can Caroline let down her guard long enough for the Duke’s attractions to penetrate her heart?

Jane Austen meets Agatha Christie in this new Regency mystery series with a touch of Gothic romance.
Release Date 12/24/15

Cover image for I KISSED A ROGUE by Shana Galen

Shana Galen

I Kissed a Rogue (Covent Garden Cubs)
Print, eBook, Audiobook
Spicy Historical

Once she spurned the man…
When the Duke of Lennox hires Sir Brook Derring, Bow Street’s best investigator, to find his daughter, Brook intends only to rescue the lady and return to his solitary life. He deals with London’s roughest criminals every day of the week; surely he should be able to endure seeing his first love again—the perfect girl who broke his heart…

Now her life depends on him
Lady Lillian-Anne Lennox has always done her best to live up to her father’s standards of perfection—at the cost of following her heart. When she’s kidnapped and her perfect life is shattered, Lila has another chance. Together, Lila and Brook navigate not only the dark and deadly side of London, but the chasm of class and prejudice that divides them.
Release Date 03/01/16

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Jane Lark

The Authoress
Publisher: Jane Lark

‘Once again Jane Lark spellbound me’ –

‘Jane Lark writes so beautifully’ – Sorcha O’Dowd

A story of Jane Austen’s life you will not know…

Jane’s father dies and a dark cloud smothers her desire to write. She becomes dependent on her brothers, and is reduced to living among vagabonds and prostitutes. Her life has become the gothic horror she had imagined for Susan. But everything begins anew when a distant cousin dies and the unimaginable forces of fate takeover.

Fate leads Jane to step through the door of Stoneleigh Abbey, into the life of riches lived by her ancestors. It sets her imagination alight once more when she is drawn into the setting of her cousin’s fight to inherit the beautiful property which Jane falls in love with. During her stay moments of reality inspire fiction, creating a collage of ideas and written images which become the foundations for her stories…
Release Date 02/20/2016

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Susanna Ellis

A Home for Helena (The Lady P Chronicles)
Publisher: Susana Ellis
Print, eBook
Sweet Historical

After a gypsy suggests that she has been misplaced in time, Helena Lloyd travels back two hundred years in an attempt to find out where she belongs.

Widowed father James Walker has no intention of remarrying until he makes the acquaintance of his daughter’s lovely new governess.

Lady Pendleton, a time-traveling Regency lady herself, suspects that these two belong together. First, however, she must help Helena discover her true origins—and hopefully, a home where she belongs.

A Home for Helena is Book 2 of The Lady P Chronicles.

Book 1, The Ultimate Escape, originally published in the Bluestocking Belles’ anthology, Mistletoe, Marriage, and Mayhem, will soon be available individually.
Release Date 03/29/2016

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Cover image for Passionate Promises: An Embracing Romance Anthology

Collette Cameron

Passionate Promises: An Embracing Romance Anthology
Historical Spicy

Nine Promises to Stir Your Passions from Award-Winning, Bestselling Authors. Enter the dazzling world of brawny Vikings, Regency rogues, and sexy scoundrels as they take you on one romantic journey after the other in these tantalizing historicals filled with betrayal, intrigue, and passion.

Stirring Passions by Maggi Andersen
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley by Collette Cameron
To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood by Bronwen Evans
A Highwayman’s Honor by Michelle McLean
Lord Quickthorn’s Bargain by Barbara Monajem
A Promise of Love by Ella Quinn
Wanted by the Warrior by Violetta Rand
A Pledge of Passion by Victoria Vane
Never Tempt a Rogue by Christy Carlyle
Release Date 2/15/16

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Ashley Kath-Bilsky

Between the Shadows (The Legion of Mithras)
Print, eBook
Paranormal Sweet

When an ancient evil rises to threaten the world of the living and the realm of the dead, Patience Sinclair is recruited by a covert group of young, extraordinary English lords, known as The Legion of Mithras.

Patience Sinclair has lost everything—her family, her freedom, and the young man she loves. Yet three years exiled in the highlands of Scotland has made her more determined than ever to prove she deserves to be free. The time has come to embrace the gift she has kept hidden from the world. Yet returning to London is not without danger. Each step Patience takes puts her in the terrifying path of a serial killer, and an evil unlike anything she has ever known.

However, fate reunites her with Viscount Leighton (Tristan St. Ives), and Patience discovers there are others with closely guarded supernatural abilities. Can she and the Viscount move beyond the pain of their past, trust in love, and work together with the mysterious, secret Legion to conquer evil? Or, will darkness win?

A haunting historical paranormal romance set in Regency England and Scotland, Between The Shadows marks the beginning of an extraordinary journey for Patience Sinclair and The Legion of Mithras. A journey that will not only redefine their existence, but their importance in the security and future of their country.
Release Date 12/10/15

Cover image for Collette Cameron's Embraced by a Rogue

Collette Cameron

Embraced by a Rogue: A Trilogy of Enticing Second Chance Romances
Print, eBook
Historical Sweet

True love deserves a second chance.

One magical night, Fate orchestrates the reunion of three pairs of lovers at the same Regency ball. Beneath a balmy starlit sky, do the wounded rogues and the resilient women who once adored them, dare open their hearts and gamble on love one final time?

For the first time ever, bestselling, award winning historical romance author Collette Cameron offers A Waltz with a Rogue Novellas #1-3 in an emotionally stirring limited edition collection.
Release Date 3/21/16

Cover image for Collette Cameron's Schemes Gone Amiss

Collette Cameron

Schemes Gone Amiss (Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper)
Print, eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

Intrepid and outspoken, Blythe Culpepper is dragged against her will to London for a Season. To her dismay, her guardian enlists the devilishly attractive Lord Leventhorpe, the one man she detests, to assist with her Come Out. Since their first encounter, hostile looks and cutting retorts have abounded whenever they meet, yet she cannot deny the way her body reacts when he’s near. So perhaps it’s no surprise that upon overhearing another woman scheming to entrap Tristan into marriage, Blythe risks all to warn him.

Haunted by childhood trauma, Tristan, the austere and controlled Marquis of Leventhorpe, usually avoids social gatherings. So why, against his better judgement, does he agree to aid his closet friend in presenting the Culpeppers to the ton? Might it be because one Culpepper stirs more than his interest? Blythe taxes him to his limits with her sharp wit and even sharper tongue. Yet, he cannot deny the beauty fascinates him. However, when an old enemy comes calling, using Blythe to settle old scores, Tristan must decide if protecting his honor is more important than winning the heart of the woman he has come to love.
Release Date 2/1/16

Cover image for Collette Cameron's Her Scandalous Wish

Collette Cameron

Her Scandalous Wish (A Waltz with a Rogue Novella)
Print, eBook
Historical Sweet

At two and twenty and scarred from a fire, Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood, but to ease her dying brother’s fretting, she reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season—to acquire a husband. If she fails, when he dies, with no family and no money, her future is perilous. Betrayed once by love, Philomena entertains no notions of a love-match.

Newly titled, Bradford, Viscount Kingsley, returns to England after a three-year absence. When he stumbles upon Philomena hiding in a secluded arbor during a ball, he doesn’t recognize his first love, believing she died in a fire. Yet, something about her enthralls him, and he steals a moonlit kiss. Caught in the act by Philomena’s brother, Bradford is issued an ultimatum—a duel or marry Philomena.

Bradford offers marriage, but Philomena rejects his half-hearted proposal, convinced he’d grow to despise her. Then her brother collapses, and she’s faced with marrying a man who deserted her once already.
Release Date 2/22/16

Cover image for Kelly Bowen's Duke of My Heart

Kelly Bowen

Duke of My Heart (Season for Scandal)
Grand Central / Forever Romance
Print, eBook, Audiobook
Historical Spicy

Scandal can be handled…

Captain Maximus Harcourt, the unconventional tenth Duke of Alderidge, can deal with tropical storms, raging seas, and the fiercest of pirates. But he’s returned home from his latest voyage to find a naked earl – quite inconveniently deceased – tied to his missing sister’s bed. And he has only one place to turn. Now he’s at the mercy of the captivating Miss Ivory Moore of Chegarre & Associates, known throughout London for smoothing over the most dire of scandals.

Miss Moore treats the crisis as though it were no more serious than a cup of spilt tea on an expensive rug. As though this sort of thing happened on the job every day. Max has never in all his life met a woman with such nerve. Her dark eyes are too wide, her mouth is too full, her cheekbones too sharp. Yet together, she’s somehow…flawless. It’s just like his love for her, imperfect, unexpected – yet absolutely true.
Release Date 1/26/16

Cover image for Sally Orr's To Catch A Rake

Sally Orr

To Catch a Rake (The Rake’s Handbook)
Print, eBook
Historical Spicy

No Good Rake Goes Unpunished

When George Drexel used his vast experience with women to write and publish The Rake’s Handbook: Including Field Guide, little did he realize the havoc it would cause. Now years later, the rumor of a second edition has London’s naughtiest widows pounding on his door, begging to be included. But George has given up his roguish ways and wants nothing more than to be left alone with his architectural pursuits…until beautiful Meta Russell tempts him from his work and leaves him contemplating an altogether different sort of plan.

The handbook may be years out of print, but it still has the power to ruin lives. Desperate to save her sister-whose inclusion has left her jilted-Meta tracks down the rake responsible, only to find a man who steals her breath and leaves her reeling. Banding together to put things to rights, George and Meta find themselves drawn inexorably together…but can Meta truly trust her heart to a man who wrote the book on being a rake?
Release Date 2/02/16

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Liz Tyner

The Notorious Countess
Harlequin Books S.A.
Print, eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

After escaping an unhappy marriage, Lady Riverton enjoys her notoriety…even if her reputation isn’t deserved. But when she’s caught in a most compromising position with Andrew Robson, for the first time the truth is more scandalous than the rumors!

And yet, in Andrew’s arms, Beatrice finds she’s no longer defined by her reputation and is free to be the woman she truly is. Is it time for Beatrice to trust in Andrew and end her reign of scandal once and for all?
Release Date 2/1/16

Cover image for Fenella Miller's A Suitable Bride

Fenella Miller

A Suitable Bride (The Duke’s Alliance)
Publisher: Fenella J MIller
Traditional Sweet

Lord Bennett Sheldon, heir to his brother, The Duke of Silchester, is shocked to discover his profligate father had, before his death, depleted the family coffers by his gambling. Bennett, who resigned his commission on becoming his brother’s heir, decides that it is his role to save the family by finding himself a suitable bride.
The duke reluctantly agrees to this plan and his younger sister, Lady Madeline, is thrilled to arrange a grand house party to which a selection of eligible young ladies is invited. Beau, the duke, is adamant that Bennett will only marry a girl with an impeccable pedigree as well as a vast fortune.

Miss Grace DuPont has no wish to marry; she prefers to run her stud and take care of her beloved horses. However, her father is determined to gain entrance to the drawing rooms of the ton and believes his wealth and Grace’s beauty will be enough to attract an aristocratic suitor.

Mr DuPont blackmails Lord Peabody into including Grace in the invitation to the house party but she will have to masquerade as member of Society and Lady Peabody’s goddaughter. She is forced to obey her father and, with her stallion, her three dogs and her companion, sets out for Silchester Court. Her intention is to remain in the background, for if her true identity is disclosed she will be evicted.

Grace and Bennett are drawn to each other but she knows when he discovers who she is he will be disgusted. If he marries her he will lose his position in the family and be banished from Silchester Court. Can this dilemma be resolved or will Grace be left broken hearted?
Release Date 1/15/16

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Samantha Grace

Once Upon A Regency: Timeless Tales And Fables
Publisher – Amanda Mariel
Historical Sensual (mild)

Once upon a time nine historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world…

Resisting Romeo by Samantha Grace
Enchanted By the Earl by Amanda Mariel
Wish Upon A Kiss by Meara Platt
A Duke Worth His Salt by Allison Merritt
Masquerading as a Miss by Ari Thatcher
Searching for My Rogue by Dawn Brower
The Enchanted Cave by Sue London
Taming Beauty by Lynne Barron
Stealing a Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance in the limited edition box set Once Upon A Regency: Timeless Tales And Fables! Set includes 9 never told before stories.
Release Date 2/05/16

Cover image for Constance Hussey's An Inconvenient Wife

Constance Hussey

An Inconvenient Wife
Print, eBook
Historical Sensual (mild)

A reclusive English lord and a lonely, mysterious lady find themselves thrust into a marriage of convenience to save two orphaned children.

When she flees from an obsessive suitor, Anne Mackenzie never dreams that the children she takes into her care will be the key that allows her to return home to England. Lord Westcott can protect her from the man in her past, but the price is a loveless marriage. Unless Anne can thaw the heart of this compelling, aloof stranger, they may be irrevocably bound to a lifetime of unhappiness.

Unable to ignore the bonds of friendship, Lord Westcott reluctantly agrees to visit Portugal in search of a missing child. A recluse since the death of his wife and a crippling injury to his daughter, he never imagines he will return with two orphans and a wife—a wife whose dangerous secrets threaten his very life—and his long frozen heart.
Release Date 1/25/16

Cover image for Georgie Lee's A Too Convenient Marriage

Georgie Lee

A Too Convenient Marriage (The Business of Marriage)
Harlequin Historical
Print, eBook
Historical Spicy

A secret carried down the aisle!

Late one night, Susanna Lambert, the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Rockland, bursts uninvited into a stranger’s carriage, turning both their worlds upside down. Suddenly, fun-loving Justin Connor finds himself forced to consider marriage!

For Susanna, marrying Justin is a chance to finally escape her cruel stepmother and forget about the rake who ruined her. But as wedding bells begin to chime, Susanna discovers she’s carrying a huge secret…one that could turn to dust all promises of happiness as Justin’s wife!
Release Date 2/01/16

Cover image for Zoe Burton's Decisions and Consequences

Zoe Burton

Decisions and Consequences
Print, eBook
Historical Sweet

Elizabeth Bennet has received two proposals of marriage in the last twelve hours: one from her ridiculous cousin Mr. Collins and the other from the arrogant and disdainful Mr. Darcy. She turns both of them down flat. Unfortunately for her, between her mother’s insistence that she marry and some mysterious hold Mr. Darcy has over her father, she is forced to choose one.

Fitzwilliam Darcy is a man in need of a wife. He has searched high and low amongst the high society women of London but has yet to meet someone who combines all the attributes he requires. When he meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet in the small market town of Meryton, he finds her pointed dislike of him refreshing in its honesty. After observing her for a while, he decides he will marry her, and instructs his solicitor to investigate Mr. Bennet in the hopes of finding some sort of leverage to force her to accept him.

Though she chooses Darcy, Elizabeth is not happy. It takes weeks of being in his presence and learning his character, and the drama of people totally unrelated to her, to make Elizabeth see that that the consequence of her decision could possibly be a deep, abiding love.
Release Date 1/23/16

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