Mar 022017

March 2017 Releases

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Erica Monroe

The Mad Countess (Darkest Regency)

Quillfire Publishing
Historical Sensual (mild)

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 03/21/2017

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Erica Monroe, Elizabeth Essex, Christina McKnight, Lila DiPasqua, Eileen Richards, Madeline Martin, Christy Carlyle

Historical Hellions: Boxed Set

La Loma Elite Publishing
Historical Sensual (mild)

From bluestockings to scandalous heiresses, these strong-willed, unconventional historical romance heroines don’t let anything stand in their way when it comes to love and happily ever after. Featuring seven novellas and novels from award-winning and bestselling authors.

The Pursuit of Pleasure by Elizabeth Essex

Independent, politically-minded heiress Elizabeth Paxton has never wanted to marry, but longs for the freedom afforded to widows. The last thing she wants is dangerously attractive Captain Jameson Marlowe as a husband.

The Thief Steals Her Earl by Christina McKnight

The Earl of Cartwright is determined to find out who stole from his family. When he finds out the thief is the woman he’s fallen in love with, he must choose between duty and love.

Secrets in Scarlet by Erica Monroe

When a bluestocking with a scandalous past meets an idealistic sergeant, sparks fly as they work to solve a murder…but her secrets may lead to their undoing.

Sleeping Beau by Lila DiPasqua

Inspired by the tale of Sleeping Beauty—a scorching hot historical romance novella from the Fiery Tales series. One sleeping rake, one scorching kiss, one night of unforgettable passion…

The Art of Seduction by Eileen Richards

A spinster finds freedom as a theatre set painter until a chance meeting with the marquis who broke her heart has her questioning what she wants for her future.

The Madam’s Highlander by Madeline Martin

What’s the madam of a successful bawdy house in Edinburgh to do when she finds one of the English supported Black Watch soldiers needing to desert his post? She helps him, of course – but there’s a high price to pay.

Reckless Wager by Christy Carlyle

Victorian propriety and passions collide when a beautiful widow makes a wager with a wounded police detective bent on solving the Ripper mystery.
Release Date 04/11/17

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Ella Quinn

It Started with a Kiss (The Worthingtons)

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Historical Spicy

What is a young Worthington woman to do when the man of her dreams is not who she thinks he is?

This season, all eyes are on the Earl of Worthington’s spirited, beautiful sister, Lady Louisa Vivers. Many gentlemen are vying for her attention in and around the ton. Yet, Louisa longs for someone who can take her beyond the ballroom—a man who is worldly, adventurous, and passionate. She won’t settle for just any suitor. She wants her true soul mate—and she’ll know him when she sees him.

Is Gideon, the Duke of Rothwell, him? The moment he and Louisa meet, they share a powerful attraction. Rides at sunrise and waltzes at dusk follow. Finally, Gideon can no longer resist the urge to embrace her, and Louisa is sure he will ask for her hand. But Gideon believes he is in no position to marry. The Rothwell estate has gone bankrupt, a scandal simmers in its wake, and he has nothing left to offer. Now, he must decide if he will let pride stand in the way of true love—or if he will risk everything, and let the lady decide for herself…
Release Date 03/28/17

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Ella Quinn

The Second Time Around (The Worthingtons)

Spicy Historical

Can a beautiful Worthington widow find love again? Depends on who’s asking . . .

Before he died, Patience was the Earl of Worthington’s second wife. So why shouldn’t Patience be allowed a second chance at marriage, too? Of course, finding a new husband was not something the mother of four had ever planned on. But a surprise encounter with her first love has suddenly made the impossible seem possible all over again . . .

It seems like a lifetime ago that Richard, Viscount Wolverton, was halfway around the world, looking for adventure . . . while Patience, at her coming-out, was left with no choice but to take old Worthington’s hand. Richard never forgot the woman whose heart he yearned for—and now that he’s back, he’s not going to let her slip away again . . .
Release Date 02/28/17

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Theresa Romain

Passion Favors the Bold (Royal Rewards)

Kensington Zebra
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Spicy Historical

Georgette Frost’s time is almost up. On her twenty-first birthday, the protections outlined in her late parents’ will are set to expire. With prospects for employment or marriage unfavorable at best, she decides to leave London and join her brother, Benedict, on a treasure hunt for gold sovereigns stolen from the Royal Mint.

Lord Hugo Starling has always felt protective of his friend Benedict’s sister, Georgette. So when he discovers her dressed in ragged boy’s clothes, about to board a coach for parts unknown, he feels duty bound to join her search. But mystery piles upon mystery as they cross England together, not least of which is the confounded attraction between them. As Georgette leads him to a reward he never expected, Hugo realizes he’s embarked upon the adventure of a lifetime…
Release Date 02/28/17

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Christie Kelley

The Cursed Countess (The Daring Drake Sisters)

Christie Kelley
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Spicy Historical

How many husbands must die before the gossips say it’s a curse? In Lady Tessa Stanhope’s case, three husbands in five years has set tongues wagging. So when she attracts the attention of the handsome and mysterious Jack Raynerson, she is torn between desire for him and the yearning to keep him safe. But Jack is making it clear that he’s more interested in her than the curse.

Is she truly unlucky or the killer they say she is? Tessa’s stepson hires Jack to investigate the suspicious death of his father, her third husband. To gather evidence against her, Jack decides he must get closer to her. While he remains unsure of her guilt or innocence, he is certain of one thing…he wants her.

Just when Jack decides Tessa cannot possibly be guilty, there is another death. Can he believe in her innocence and her love? Or will he be her next victim?
Release Date 03/15/17

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Clare Alexander

Wild at Heart (The Explorers Club Series)

Mary Pat Lynch
Spicy Historical

The day Nora Nicholson sets foot on board the frigate, the Dolphin bound for West Africa, she steps into a new world. Unmarried at 26, she has no choice but to follow her brother Edward. How could she guess what would happen? She finds work illustrating birds for the naturalist and ship’s surgeon, John Sharples. She forms an unlikely friendship with flamboyant Senhora Morena. And she meets Hugh Beaumont, naturalist and explorer, late of the 95th Rifles.

Through the long years of the War, he had led men into battle. Many never returned. Now he has a chance to pursue his dream of exploring the West African rivers and forests. But he can’t walk away from problems, whether it’s bringing criminals to justice or protecting a young lady who needs help. When love enters the picture, can he find a way to have it all?

After a terrible accident, Nora must fend for herself. Perhaps she is stronger than she has been taught–perhaps she can choose her own destiny. Hugh believes old values are holding back progress. He is ready to defy his family to claim his heart’s desire–if only he can master himself.
Release Date 02/10/17

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Tamara Gill

Only a Duke Will Do (To Marry a Rogue)

Entangled: Select Historical
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Spicy Historical

Without a Season, Lady Isolde Worthingham captured the Duke of Moore’s heart at a country dance. But on the eve of her wedding, a scandal that rocked the ton and sent her fleeing to Scotland alone and unwed, leaves her perfectly planned future in a tangle of disgrace and heartbreak.

Merrick Mountshaw, the Duke of Moore, loathes the pitiful existence he portrays to the ton. With a scandalous wife he never wanted, who flaunts her many indiscretions, life is a never-ending parade of hell. When the one woman he loved and lost returns to London, he knows he can no longer live without her.

But vows and past hurts are not easily forgotten. Love may not win against the ton when a too proper lord and lady play by the rules.
Release Date 02/20/17

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Ashlyn Macnamara

To Tame a Wild Lady (Duke-Defying Daughters (#2))

Sensual (mild) Historical

Lady Caroline Wilde is expected to ride sidesaddle, but she’s not about to embrace convention. She’s also expected to keep a chaste distance from men like Adrian Crosby, the new estate agent, yet she cannot cease her ogling—which is especially irksome considering their ongoing feud. Adrian insists that the fields must be planted; Caro needs those same fields to train her horses. But whenever she tries to put him in his place, Caro looks into his steely gaze and her words simply . . . disappear.

A bastard son who grew up on the Wyvern estate, Adrian was lucky enough to receive an education at the behest of the late marchioness. Now that he has set out on his own, Adrian knows better than to fall for Lady Caroline, the Duke of Sherrington’s daughter. Caroline is at once a thorn in his side and an exquisite temptation, especially when she’s playing the feisty daredevil. Adrian would give anything for a chance to tame her—and with Caro in the saddle, he just might get his wish.
Release Date 01/31/17

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Constance Hussey

An Angel for St. Clair

Constance Hussey
Historical Sensual (mild)

A daring English lord—a lovely young woman—a dangerous attraction
Fate brings them together on a perilous mission to France
Love binds them forever.

His mission to France doomed to failure unless he finds someone suitable to pose as his wife. Devlin St. Clair is quick to turn his discovery of a barely conscious woman to his advantage. An appealing waif, whose amnesia he considers his good fortune, she is perfect for the role.

Haunted by an unknown danger, injured and penniless, Juliette Deveneau agrees to accompany the compelling English lord to France. She needs his protection but she has only his word that he will explore the mystery of her past—and that he has no knowledge of her prior to the fateful night that brought them together.

Fate has thrown them together. Now only love can turn this staged marriage into something real.
Release Date 01/15/2017

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Collette Cameron, Tammy Andresen, Anna Campbell, Amanda Mariel, and Dawn Brower

The Rogue is Mine Anthology

Collette Cameron
Spicy Historical

Fall in love with five novels by bestselling authors featuring sexy rogues and those that love them.

Annie Sullivan has sworn never to trust another man again. But handsome wagon train boss, Collin Mackinnon, makes her question her choices in life and love.

Miss Charlotte Warren vows never to marry and she’s sticking to her spinsterish guns, even if Lord Lyle sounds like the perfect husband. But when in the middle of a spring flood, her father’s choice turns up on the doorstep under an unconvincing alias, she has no choice but to take him in.

Can two wary people overcome past hurts, an old scandal, and social strictures to embrace true love?

Gemma confessed her love to Liam and he walked away. Now, years later, she doubts Liam could love her. Can she trust this newfound love?

A marriage offer obligated by duty; an acceptance, compelled by desperation.
Release Date 12/25/2016

Cover image for A Lord for Every Lady Anthology featuring Collette Cameron, Amy Jarecki, Elizabeth Rose, Lana Williams, and Dawn Brower

Collette Cameron, Amy Jarecki, Elizabeth Rose, Lana Williams, and Dawn Brower

A Lord for Every Lady Anthology

Collette Cameron
Sensual (mild) Historical

True love is an emotion that inhabits our souls. Every Lady deserves to discover the Lord of her heart.

Knight in Highland Armor by Amy Jarecki
Governed by a knight’s code of chivalry, the feared Black Knight proves he has a soul. But will Lady Margaret discover he also has a heart?

Onyx by Elizabeth Rose
A Highlander takes an Englishwoman captive as he searches for the Book of Hours, trying to save the life of his condemned mother.

A Kiss for Miss Kingsley by Collette Cameron
Their love refused to die. A sweet story of love relinquished and redeemed as once betrothed Allen Wimpleton and Olivia Kingsley meet again after a three year separation only to discover, their love is stronger than ever.

Charming the Scholar by Lana Williams
Passions rise as a reclusive scholar and a charming lady cross paths, each hiding secrets even as they share stolen kisses. Julia is drawn to the solemn lord, wanting to ease his unhappiness. Can Oliver release his demons to help Julia or will their secrets keep them apart?

A Hidden Ruby by Dawn Brower
Noah St. John, the Duke of Huntly, uses his roguish charm to woo and win, a second time, the woman he loves–the wife he’d believed dead. Can he win Rubina’s heart once more or will he lose her forever?
Release Date 01/16/2017

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Collette Cameron, Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Meara Platt, Ari Thatcher, Sue London, and Tammy Andresen

Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II Anthology

Collette Cameron
Sensual (mild) Historical

Once upon a time seven historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world…
Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher
The Fairy Palace by Sue London
Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance in this limited-edition box set Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables 2
Release Date 03/07/2017

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Bliss Bennet

A Lady without a Lord (The Penningtons)

Bliss Bennet
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Historical Sensual (mild) Historical

A viscount convinced he’s a failure

For years, Theodosius Pennington has tried to forget his myriad shortcomings by indulging in wine, women, and witty bonhomie. But now that he’s inherited the title of Viscount Saybrook, it’s time to stop ignoring his responsibilities. Finding the perfect husband for his headstrong younger sister seems a good first step. Until, that is, his sister’s dowry goes missing . . .

A lady determined to succeed

Harriot Atherton has a secret: it is she, not her steward father, who maintains the Saybrook account books. But Harry’s precarious balancing act begins to totter when the irresponsible new viscount unexpectedly returns to Lincolnshire, the painfully awkward boy of her childhood now a charming yet vulnerable man. Unfortunately, Theo is also claiming financial malfeasance. Can her father’s wandering wits be responsible for the lost funds? Or is she?

As unlikely attraction flairs between dutiful Harry and playful Theo, each learns there is far more to the other than devoted daughter and happy-go-lucky lord. But if Harry succeeds at protecting her father, discovering the missing money, and keeping all her secrets, will she be in danger of failing at something equally important—finding love?
Release Date 02/14/17

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Gina Danna

This Love of Mine

To The Bitter End Publishing
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Spicy Historical

England 1810

Kidnapped on a trip to London, Lady Eleanor Whitmore awakes in the hold of a ship with no memory of her past or of her perfect marriage to Lord James Haddington III, Earl of Windhaven. All she knows is that a fierce and stunningly handsome pirate is yelling about women being bad luck on a voyage. Adrift at sea in both body and mind, she finds herself falling in love with the pirate captain, whose flashing eyes and muscular frame leave her breathless.

Lord James resisted the shackles by marriage until he met Eleanor. Her beauty and charms captured his heart, and now that she’s disappeared, he vows he will find her or die trying. His search becomes a chase to the New World, a trip that could destroy him as Eleanor’s bonds with a pirate captain tighten. Can James provoke her memory and win her love, or will the pirate steal her heart forever…
Release Date 01/09/2017

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Caroline Linden

The Secret of My Seduction (Scandals)

Caroline Linden
Print | eNovella
Spicy Historical

Rule #1: Be discreet
No one suspects plain, sensible Bathsheba Crawford of being the anonymous author of a wickedly scandalous series of naughty novels. But she is.

Rule #2: Do not fall in love
When she approaches her publisher, rakish Liam MacGregor, with an indecent proposal, he’s shocked. But he accepts.

Rules were made to be broken…

The rules for their affair are simple: complete secrecy, and no romantic attachment. But the more they see each other…the more pleasure they find in each other’s arms… the harder it becomes to remember the rules…

The final chapter in the Scandals series, which Booklist called “fabulously entertaining!”
Release Date 03/21/2017

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Erica Monroe

Stealing the Rogue’s Heart (The Rookery Rogues)

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Spicy Historical

Scoundrels, thieves and rebels inhabit the rookeries–where the women are fierce and the men are dangerous. Are you willing to take the risk?

Beautiful, innocent Mina Mason has led a sheltered life as the sister to the most notorious crime lord in England. Her family’s wealth and expectations keep her in a gilded cage, never able to act on her true desires. Like kissing — and engaging in far more scandalous behavior with–Charlie Thatcher, her childhood best friend. As a member of a rival gang, Charlie is distinctly off-limits.

Charlie Thatcher has known since he was a boy where his loyalties should lie: with the Chapman Street Thieves, who saved him from a brutal death in the dark alleys of the Ratcliffe rookery. As a bartender for the Three Boars public house, he protects his fellow brothers with his mind and his fists. But when one of those members threatens Mina’s safety, Charlie’s primal, protective instincts are triggered–and his defense of her puts them both in danger.

Release Date 01/24/17

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Nicola Davidson

Rake to Riches (The London Lords)

Nicola Davidson
Spicy Historical

With a fallen angel face, devastating charm and impeccable connections, life appears perfect for ton king George Edwards. Yet elaborate facades hide brutal family secrets and crippling debt, and when a blackmail letter threatens to reveal all, he has one chance at financial salvation: transform a wayward miss into a lady, and secure her a titled husband.

Heiress Louisa Donovan is desperate. Bad enough she must wed at all, but giving up science for embroidery and a loveless future is unendurable. She is ready to wage war on her latest comportment tutor…until she discovers he is the infuriating rake who long ago stole her heart with a scorching kiss. But even as two fiercely guarded souls learn to surrender, treachery awaits. Can new love conquer determined enemies with murder in mind?
Release Date 01/26/16

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Zoe Burton

Matches Made at Netherfield

Zoe Burton
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Sweet Historical

One ball, two compromises, a lifetime of happiness.

In an attempt to out-scheme his sister and see his friend happily married, Charles Bingley is planning more than a ball. But will what he has planned bring about the desired conclusion?

Fitzwilliam Darcy attends Bingley’s ball to please his friend. He has not thoughts of making a match in Hertfordshire no matter what his heart may tell him about the lovely Elizabeth Bennet.

To Elizabeth, Darcy is no more than the slightly rude friend of her neighbor, pleasant when he chooses to be but otherwise unremarkable. She long ago vowed to marry only for love.

Now, forced to marry, the expectations of both have been changed. How will they react? Will they be able to create for themselves the happily ever after they have always wanted?
Release Date 12/23/16

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Melanie Dickerson

A Viscount’s Proposal (Regency Spies of London)

Waterfall Press
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Sweet Inspirational

Leorah Langdon has no patience for Regency society’s shallow hypocrisy and unnecessary rules, especially for women. She’s determined to defy convention by marrying for grand passion instead of settling for a loveless union like her parents—or wedding a stuffy, pompous gentleman like Edward, the Viscount Withinghall. But when a chance meeting in the countryside leads to Leorah and Withinghall being discovered in his overturned carriage—alone and after dark—the ensuing gossip may force them together.

Withinghall has his reasons for clinging to propriety; his father perished in a duel with his mistress’s husband, and Edward must avoid scandal himself if he wants to become prime minister. He certainly has no time for a reckless hoyden like Miss Langdon. But soon the two discover that Withinghall’s coach “accident” was no such thing: the vehicle was sabotaged.

Can the culprit be brought to justice? Strong-willed Leorah and duty-driven Withinghall will have to work together if they have any hope of saving her reputation, his political career—and his life.
Release Date 02/07/17

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Judith Laik

Knight with a Violin (The Unsuitable Bride)

Judith Laik
Print | eNovella
Sweet Historical

A violinist with a mission
When musician Bayard Pytchley’s childhood sweetheart is abducted, he sets aside his newly realized ambition of playing in the Florenz Theatre orchestra to rush to her rescue.

A stroke of fate strands Bayard with a down-on-their-luck thespian troupe. Viviana Fairweather’s joie de vivre inspires him as only music did before. Despite his noble intentions, Bayard proves all too susceptible to the charms of the troupe’s beautiful leading actress.

A free-spirited actress
Viviana cannot imagine a more satisfying life than touring with her family and performing for ordinary folk in the towns and villages of rural England. But when violinist Bayard Pytchley joins their troupe temporarily, she realizes what she has been missing—a man to share her life and love.

Caught between honor and love
Viviana can’t help but admire the man for his loyalty. Yet, how will her shattered heart mend when he leaves the troupe to search for his first love? What’s a man of honor to do when he falls in love with the wrong woman?
Release Date 01/01/17

Cover image for The Trouble With Love by Cheri Champagne

Cheri Champagne

The Trouble With Love (Mason Siblings Series)

Pandamoon Publishing
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Spicy Historical

The heartbroken heroine…
Lady Bridget Mason is hopelessly in love with her best friend, Major Charles Bradley. Since his return from war, however, something has changed him. He has stopped returning her letters, he gives her the cut direct, and when forced to interact with her, he is rude and downright unconscionable. Her hopes for a marriage with Charles have been heartbreakingly dashed.

The troubled hero…
Major Charles Bradley is in a fix. The very same men that kidnapped his sister and her new husband a few months past have given him a warning. They are coming after Bridget. He’d done his best to keep his two identities separate, but they are determined to clash. Despite doing his utmost to push Bridget away for her protection, his love for her has been discovered by his unnervingly indomitable enemy.

Their perilous love…
Charles must face his greatest challenge; he must protect Bridget at any cost. But, will his love’s big secret and Charles’ horrid treatment of her prove the task impossible?
Release Date 01/31/17

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