New Releases from Authors of The Beau Monde Chapter (Regency Historical) of Romance Writers of America
A Family Affair by Jennifer Wenn
The Wild Rose Press
Devlin Ross, the Duke of Hereford, has long ago made a vow to himself to break the curse his father has cast upon him by mentally abuse him throughout his childhood by never marry or have a family of his own. But when he meets Lady Francesca Darling, his best friend’s merry niece, he can’t help himself – he must have her.
Fanny, who fell in love with Devlin when she was a mere five years old in that obnoxious, stalking way only a child can, didn’t hesitate when it came to her feelings towards him. She had loved him dearly for thirteen years and would not let her interfering relatives stand in the way between her and lifelong happiness.
But was she stubborn enough to make him realize exactly how simple-minded he was when it came to fulfilling the vow he once made?
A Lady of Quality by Louise M. Gouge
Harlequin Love Inspired Historical, 978-0373829736
Inspirational Regency Romance
Falling for the Enemy
Miss Catherine Hart may be merely a paid companion, but she’s the loveliest creature baron Lord Winston has ever encountered. The only obstacle is determining the mysterious Miss Hart’s social pedigree before the handsome diplomat can court her in earnest. Revenge, not romance, led Catherine Du Coeur to hide her aristocratic name and seek out the man who accused her father of treason. She expected a coldhearted cad, but Winston appears honorable and compassionate. Against all odds, Catherine is drawn to the very adversary she intended to ruin. And soon both will face a choice-one involving pride, old loyalties and forgiveness.
Her Highland Protector by Ann Lethbridge
Harlequin Historical, 978-0373297443
Lady Jenna Aleyne must marry well if she is to claim her lands…
Only, there is a complete lack of eligible suitors in the Highlands! But then Niall Gilvry is assigned to watch over Jenna, and there’s no denying she finds this handsome Scot most distracting!
Niall knows Jenna is too fine a lady for the likes of him-after all, high society has little time for a lowly third son-but he takes his duty seriously. With danger lurking in the shadows, Niall stays close. It would be just oh, so easy to pull her into his arms….
The Letter by Sandra Owens
The Wild Rose Press
The story of a betrayal that wasn’t. On the eve of their wedding, Michael Jeffres, Earl of Daventry, found his betrothed in bed with his cousin. Lady Diana remembers nothing of that night. Forced to marry Michael’s cousin, she spent the next eleven years in hell. When Michael and Diana are brought back together by a letter from Leo a year after his death, they must struggle through all the lies and secrets before they can find a love that far surpasses the one of their youth.
One five star reviewer said of THE LETTER, “I do not remember the last time a book was able to inspire so many emotions from me-grief, rage, happiness. And triumph. Yes, this is a romance novel, but it is so much more.”
Already His by Sandy Raven
Sandy Raven, LLC, 978-1-939359-03-2 (.mobi)
She’s loved him all her life.
Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl’s heart.
He’s admired her from a respectable distance.
As young men, Michael Brightman and his best friend swore sisters were off limits. This promise was made solely to protect his own sisters from his friend’s charming, rakehell ways. The Duke of Caversham’s little sister was always a precocious minx to avoid, till one day Michael realizes Lady Elise is all grown up and the things he wants to do with the lady are surely going to upset the friendship with her brother.
Together they discover that physical evidence doesn’t equate truth, and trusting the heart is sometimes the hardest lesson to learn.
June 2013 (POD), May 2013 (Digital)
Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle
Square Fish/Macmillan, ISBN 978-1250027443
Young Adult Regency Paranormal
From the author of Bewitching Season and Betraying Season comes a brand new regency romance with plenty of intrigue-and magic!Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her. Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon. And worst of all, the illness that left her with a limp, unable to dance at the Season’s balls, also took away her magic.
When the dashing Lord Woodbridge starts showing an interest in Sophie, she wants to believe it’s genuine, but she can’t be sure he’s feeling anything more than pity.
Sophie’s problems escalate when someone uses magic to attack Papa at the Whistons’ ball, and it soon becomes clear that all the members of the War Office are being targeted. Can Sophie regain her own powers, find her balance, make a match-and save England?
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July 30, 2013
A Dream Defiant by Susanna Fraser
Carina Press, 978-14268-9590-6
Regency Historical Novella
Elijah Cameron, the son of runaway slaves, has spent his whole life in
the British army proving that a black man can be as good a soldier as
a white man. After a victory over the French, Elijah promises one of
his dying men that he will deliver a scavenged ruby necklace to his
wife, Rose, a woman Elijah has admired for years.
Elijah feels bound to protect her and knows a widow with a fortune in
jewels will be a target. Rose dreams of using the necklace to return
to England, but after a violent attack, she realizes that she needs
Elijah’s help to make the journey safely.
Her appreciation for Elijah’s strength and integrity soon turns into
love, but he doubts she could want a life with him, knowing the
challenges they’d face. As their relationship grows, she must convince
Elijah that she wants him as more than a bodyguard. And she must prove
that their love can overcome all obstacles, no matter the color of
A Secret Affair – A Secret Brides Story by Valerie Bowman
St. Martin’s Press, 9781466828612
Regency Historical e-novella
Miss Frances Birmingham has set her cap for the charming, dashing Mr. Charles Holloway. She and her best friend, Annie, have the most clever idea. They’ve arranged a bachelor auction for charity. The proceeds will go to the Royale Society for the Humane Treatment of Animals and the winners will be escorted to the most talked-about ball of the Season by their bachelor of choice. When Frances makes a bid for Charlie, will one fun night’s amusement turn into a lifetime of love?
One Night With A Highlander by Ann Lethbridge
Harlequin Historical Undone, ASIN: B00BRGBFP0
Gordon McLaughlin has never forgotten the beautiful Annabelle, or the forbidden kiss they shared. But the innocent girl he once knew has become Edinburgh’s wanton black widow. What is the truth behind Lady Annabelle’s shocking reputation?
A chance meeting with the handsome Highlander re-ignites long-buried passions, but destitute Annabelle cannot afford the luxury of love. They plan an illicit midnight encounter before they part for good-although one night of sensual pleasure may not be enough…
July 19, 2013
Winning A Bride by Jade Lee
Due to his aristocratic family’s downfall, William Benton serves as steward on the land his brother should have inherited. His one weakness is for the daughter of the new owner. Josephine Lawton is beautiful, charming, and enamored of titles and all things aristocratic. So when she becomes engaged to a man he knows to be a wastrel and a fool, Will puts all his passion into restoring his family’s honor and winning the woman he loves. It’s going to be a hot summer on the estate.
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July 2, 2013
Hero’s Redemption by Georgie Lee
Devon, the Earl of Malton, is a hero for his deeds at the Battle of Waterloo. But he suffers terrible nightmares, and drinks himself to sleep most nights. A habit he vows to break when he awakes one morning to find a woman sharing his bed, no memory of how she got there, and her angry brother at his door.
Cathleen is mortified when her wastrel brother and his greedy wife propose a blackmail scheme involving the earl, but as a penniless war widow she’s at their mercy. She goes along with the plan and sneaks into Devon’s bed one night, and ends up comforting him through a night terror.
Charmed by her beauty and kindness, Devon determines that rather than pay the blackmail, he will offer his hand in marriage to Cathleen. Although she is deeply attracted to the stoic earl, Cathleen cannot understand why Devon would want to marry her. What she doesn’t know is that Devon owes her a debt that can never fully be repaid…
July 29, 2013