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April New Releases from Beau Monde Members

New 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 – April 2014

 

Theresa Romain
TO CHARM A NAUGHTY COUNTESS(Matchmaker trilogy)
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookCAN A RECLUSIVE DUKE…Brilliant but rumored mad, Michael Layward, the impoverished Duke of Wyverne, has no success courting heiresses until widowed Lady Stratton takes up his cause–after first refusing his suit.WIN LONDON’S MOST POWERFUL COUNTESS?Caroline Graves, the popular Countess of Stratton, sits alone at the pinnacle of London society and has vowed never to remarry. When Michael–her counterpart in an old scandal–returns to town after a long absence, she finds herself as enthralled with him as ever. As she guides the anxiety-ridden duke through the trials of society, Caroline realizes that she’s lost her heart . But if she gives herself to the only man she’s ever loved, she’ll lose the hard-won independence she prizes above all.
 
May 6 2014
http://theresaromain.com 
 
Bronwen Evans
A PROMISE OF MORE (Disgraced Lords #2)
Random House Loveswept
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
eBookIn the second novel in Bronwen Evans’s sexy new Disgraced Lords series, two very independent souls find themselves fighting to resist a deepening passion.When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution. She’s determined to blackmail the man into a loveless marriage. She’ll make the wealthy Lord Coldhurst pay for the rest of his life. But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames—only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms that tempt her to stay locked in their heated embrace forever. That is, until she realizes those arms belong to Sebastian Hawkestone, Lord Coldhurst himself.The little drowned mermaid has an interesting proposition indeed; one that Sebastian is surprised to find quite agreeable. Although he’s had women more beautiful, she is pleasing to the eye, and besides, it’s time he fathered an heir. Beatrice promises to be the ideal wife; a woman who hates him with an all-consuming passion is far too sensible to expect romance. However, it isn’t long before Sebastian’s plan for a marriage of convenience unravels, and he’s caught up in the exhilarating undertow of seduction.
 
April 15 2014
http://www.bronwenevans.com 
 
Alexa Egan
CURSED: The Complete Imnada Brotherhood Novellas
Pocket Books
Paranormal/ Some Sexual Contact
eNovellaThe complete collection of “not-to-be-missed” (Romantic Times) Imnada Brotherhood novellas—a dark and sexy series about a clan of shape-shifters living secretly as humans.Awaken the Curse
University student James Farraday and professor’s daughter Katherine Lacey embark on a curse-ridden quest to find Katherine’s father, who vanished while studying a mysterious ancient obelisk. As they unravel the mystery, legends point to the existence of the Imnada, a race of shape-shifters said to have died off a thousand years ago. Or is the professor’s disappearance the result of a very human villain? Soon James and Kate’s search for the truth means fighting for their lives. Yet every hour they spend together exploring the past leads them to a very present and irresistible temptation…Unleash the Curse
Neither actress Sarah Haye nor London’s most eligible bachelor, Sebastian Commin, the Earl of Deane has ever forgotten their scandalous night of white hot passion—and the differences that make a future together impossible. Yet they find themselves back together as they try to solve the mystery of a brutal attack on an Imnada shape-shifter and a sinister entity known as the Naxos. When the Naxos strike again, Sarah realizes she’s willing to risk a little scandal to save the world…and the man she loves.Vanquish the Curse
Lady Estelle Swann didn’t come to London in search of a husband. Instead she’s here hunting for one of the magical Keys of Gylferion in hopes of preventing a war between Fey-blood and shape-shifter. So when the notorious scoundrel Lt. Jack Ramsay turns his dangerous charms her way, she’s more than a little suspicious. But he’s after something else—something that leads the couple on a mission both complicated and deadly. Soon Estelle and Jack find themselves fighting not only unseen enemies but their own very dangerous attraction.
 
March 29 2014
http://www.AlexaEgan.com
 
 
 
Cara Elliott
PASSIONATELY YOURS (The Hellions of High Street Book 3)
Grand Central Forever
Historical/ Graphic Sexual Contact
eBookThe youngest of the Hellions of High Street, Caro Sloane has watched her two sisters have exhilarating encounters with dashing heroes, and now she is longing for some excitement of her own. After all, how can she write truly passionate poetry until she has experienced a Grand Adventure? But that seems unlikely to happen as she’ll be spending the next few weeks in the quiet spa town of Bath, where nothing grand or adventurous ever happens . . . until she and her new friend Isobel are nearly abducted while walking on a quiet country road—only to be rescued by Alec McClellan, the moody and mysterious Scottish lord she met at Dunbar Castle.Alec has come to England to deal with a treacherous betrayal and fears that his half-sister Isobel is in peril from an old enemy. Does he dare share his secrets with Caro? The bold and brave beauty leaves him no choice, and together they are quickly caught up in a swirl of dangerous intrigue . . . but it’s the fiery desire between them that may ignite into the greatest danger of all.March 4 2014
http://www.caraelliott.com
 
Ella Quinn
DESIRING LADY CARO (The Marriage Game)
Kensington
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
eBook
 
Ella Quinn’s bachelors are clever, charismatic—and determined to remain single. Yet one by one, they find that fate—and certain irresistible women—cast doubt on even the best laid plans…Haunted by her past, Lady Caroline Martindale fled England for the solace of her godmother’s palazzo in Venice. But if Caro was hoping to escape the charms of marriage-minded men, she’s come to the wrong place. And she’ll resort to extreme measures to spurn the advances of a dangerously determined Venetian marquis…Though most of his friends have married off, Gervais, Earl of Huntley, remains bent on eluding the parson’s mousetrap. But his convictions begin to falter when he arrives in Venice and meets his match in the alluring Lady Caro. What began as a hastily concocted lie to save her from the marquis may become a chance for them both to relinquish their fear—and embrace what they can no longer deny…April 3 2014
http://www.ellaquinnauthor.com 
 
Shana Galen
SAPPHIRES ARE AN EARL’S BEST FRIEND(Jewels of the Ton)
Sourcebooks
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookLily Dawson, dubbed the Countess of Charm, has the gentlemen of the ton eating out of her hand—all but one. As one of The Three Diamonds, Lily has borne her share of scandal, but none so great as the scandal that forced her into a the role of a courtesan. But there’s more to Lily than a pretty face. What better disguise for a secret agent than that of a courtesan?Andrew Booth-Payne, Earl of Darlington, is in love with Lily’s best friend. He wants to hate Lily for taking up with his father. When he discovers there’s more to her flirtation with his father than greed, he knows he must help her uncover a traitor, even if that traitor is his own father.
 
March 4 2014
http://www.shanagalen.com
 
Valerie Bowman
THE UNEXPECTED DUCHESS (Playful Brides #1)
St. Martin’s Press
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBook/AudiobookIN THIS BATTLE OF WITSLady Lucy Upton’s tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say to discourage the Duke of Claringdon…but it turns out that he’s made of sterner stuff than either of them anticipated. And Lucy is shocked to discover that tangling with the tenacious man is the most fun she’s had in ages.KISSES ARE THE BEST WEAPONLord Derek Hunt made a promise to his dying friend to marry the demure Cassandra, and for a man who wants nothing more than peace and quiet after the horrors of war, she’ll make the perfect bride. If only the impudent Miss Upton will let him court the girl! Doing battle is the last thing on his mind, but bantering with Lucy behind the bushes is too tempting to resist. And the spoils of this war just may be true love…April 29 2014
http://www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
 
Regina Scott
THE HUSBAND CAMPAIGN (The Master Matchmakers)
Love Inspired Historical
Inspirational/ Nothing more than kissing
 
When John, Lord Hascot, encounters a woman sheltering in his abandoned stable, his future is sealed. To prevent scandal, and protect Lady Amelia from her parents’ ire, he must propose. John’s ability to trust vanished when his former love married his twin brother. Yet he offers Amelia everything she could want, except affection. Amelia sees John’s true nature shine when he cares for his horses. But the brooding aristocrat seems determined to keep her at arm’s length. Little by little Amelia will turn Hollyoak Farm into a home, but can she turn a marriage of convenience into a joyful union?
 
April 1 2014
http://www.reginascott.com
 
Regina Jeffers
A TOUCH OF HONOR (The Realm)
White Soup Press
Historical/ Inferred Sexual Contact
Print/eBookFor two years, BARON JOHN SWENTON has thought of little else other than making Satiné Aldridge his wife; so when he discovers her reputation in tatters, Swenton acts honorably: He puts forward a marriage of convenience that will save her from ruination and provide him the one woman he believes will bring joy to his life. However, the moment he utters his proposal, Swenton’s instincts scream he has made a mistake: Unfortunately, a man of honor makes the best of even the most terrible of situations.SATINE ALDRIDGE has fallen for a man she can never possess and has accepted a man she finds only mildly tolerable. What will she do to extricate herself from Baron Swenton’s life and claim the elusive Prince Henrí? Obviously, more than anyone would ever expect.ISOLDE NEVILLE has been hired to serve as Satiné Aldridge’s companion, but her loyalty rests purely with the lady’s husband. With regret, she watches the baron struggle against the impossible situation in which Miss Aldridge has placed him, while her heart desires to claim the man as her own. Yet, Isolde is as honorable as the baron. She means to see him happy, even if that requires her to aid him in his quest to earn Miss Satiné’s affections.The first fully original series from Austen pastiche author Jeffers is a knockout. – Publishers WeeklySacrifice and honor, betrayal and redemption, all make for an exceptionally satisfying romance. A Touch of Honor is a mesmerizing story of extraordinary love realized against impossible odds. – Collette Cameron, Award-Winning AuthorApril 1 2014
http://rjeffers.com
 
Vanessa Kelly
CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL BRIDEGROOM(The Renegade Royals)
Kensington Zebra
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBook/AudiobookONLY ONE WOMAN IS WORTHY OF HIS SECRETS…Some men are born into scandal. Others pursue it with a passion. Griffin Steele, secret son of the Duke of Cumberland, is guilty on both counts. Yet somehow London’s most notorious scoundrel has been saddled with an abandoned baby boy—and with the unflappable, intriguing spinster summoned to nurse him…Justine Brightmore may be a viscount’s niece, but she’s also a spy’s daughter, determined to safeguard the infant when his suspected royal parentage makes him a target. Yet how to protect herself from the rakish Griffin? Marriage might shield her reputation, but it can only imperil her heart, especially with a groom intent on delicious seduction…April 1 2014
http://www.vanessakellyauthor.com
 
Georgie Lee
RESCUED FROM RUIN
Harlequin Historical
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookWhat the ton doesn’t know…During the years since Randall Cheltenham, Marquess of Falconbridge, last saw Cecelia Thompson, he has turned into a dissolute rake. Catching sight of her now, bittersweet memories threaten to shatter his carefully constructed façade.Although in the eyes of the ton Cecelia is a wealthy widow, in reality she has barely a penny to her name. Randall seems to offer a safe haven, but how can she trust a man who has hurt her before and who seems to have only become darker with the passing of time?April 1 2014
http://georgie-lee.com
 
Elena Greene
LORD LANGDON’S KISS
Elena Greene
Traditional/Nothing more than kissing
eBookJames Mayland, Earl of Langdon, returns from war to find his family in debt and his brother courting the vicar’s daughter, whom James suspects of social climbing. Determined to expose her schemes, he tries to lure her into pursuing him instead.Already angry with Lord Langdon for neglecting the people who work his lands, Nell is infuriated by his kiss. She vows to bring him to a sense of his responsibilities and keep him from destroying her chance for happiness with his brother.As they learn from their mistakes, they create a tangle of hearts that only true love can unravel.*This is a reissue of a 2000 Zebra Regency*April 10 2014
http://www.elenagreene.com/
 
Elena Greene
THE THREE DISGRACES SERIES
Elena Green
Traditional/ Some Sexual Contact
eBookA rebel, an heiress, and a wallflower find love where they least expect it… This trilogy by award winning author Elena Greene includes the following reissued, full length Regency romances: The Incorrigible Lady Catherine, The Redwyck Charm, and Saving Lord Verwood.March 25 2014
http://www.elenagreene.com/
 
Jane Lark
THE SCANDALOUS LOVE OF A DUKE (The Marlow Intrigues)
Harper Impulse
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
eBookLove must be won with an open heart, not bought.Isolated by life and choice, John Harding, the Duke of Pembroke, sees an angel in a pale mauve dress across a room and is drawn closer as lust grips firm and hard in his stomach.The wheat-blonde hair escaping her dull dove-grey bonnet and caressing her neck lures his eyes to a spot he’d like to kiss.She speaks with animation her hands moving. Then as if she senses his gaze the stranger turns and looks at him.A rush of pain and longing spilled from Katherine’s heart into her limbs. It was so long since she’d seen John but her reaction was the same as it had been more than half-a-dozen years before. She
loved him, secretly, without hope, but a chasm of years and status stood between them.
 
April 3 2014
http://www.janelark.co.uk/ 
 
 
Laurie Alice Eakes
A LADY’S HONOR (Cliffs of Cornwall)
Harper Collins Christian Publishing
Print/eBook
Inspirational/Nothing more than kissingOn the cliffs of 19th-century Cornwall, a spirited, impetuous young woman is torn between the honor of her family and the longing of her heart. England, 1811 A tarnished reputation. A distant home. A forced engagement to a dangerous man.When Elizabeth Trelawny flees London, she has more than one reason to run. And when her carriage, pursued by her would-be fiance, is caught in a storm, she quickly accepts the help of a dark stranger. Anything to get back to Cornwall.Rowan Curnow is not exactly a stranger. Not quite a gentleman either, class disparity once kept him from courting Elizabeth . . . even if it didn’t keep him from kissing her. The couple elude their pursuers and reach Bastian Point, Elizabeth’s future inheritance and the one place she calls home. But in the very act of spiriting her to safety, Rowan has jeopardized Elizabeth’s inheritance—if her Grandfather ever learns she spent the night, however innocently, in the company of a man.When smugglers unite the pair in a reckless, flirtatious alliance—an alliance that challenges the social norms that Elizabeth has been raised to revere and rattles Rowan’s fledgling faith in God—Elizabeth must choose between the obedience of a child and the desires of a woman: whether to cling to the safety of her family home or follow the man she loves.
 
April 22 2014
http://www.lauriealiceeakes.com
 
Beppie Harrison
THE DIVIDED HEART (The Heart Trilogy)
Beppie Harrison
Historical/ Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookThe Divided Heart takes place in 1810, the Regency period in England. It tells the story of Lady Anne Wadsworth, daughter of the English Earl of Kendall, born and brought up on her family’s estate in Ireland, a place of rolling open country and a thousand shades of green. Her duty may belong to England, but her heart belongs to Ireland, especially after Diarmaid, a red-headed enigmatic Irishman, enlightens her to the plight of his people under British rule. Anne is more than sympathetic to Diarmaid’s cause, but at the same time she’s drawn to Hugh, the Marquess of Ashbourne, the new English owner of an Irish estate. Hugh falls in love with Anne, but is appalled that she intends to turn her sympathy for the Irish into action When he proposes marriage, Anne knows that accepting his offer will keep her in Ireland but feels honor-bound to help Diarmaid, even if it means losing Hugh.
 
March 20 2014
http://RomancingtheEras.com
 
 
Susan Gee Heino
THE EARL’S PASSIONATE PLOT
Susan Gee Heino
Traditional/ Nothing more than kissing
Print/eBookShe’s scheming to get him out of her house. He’s plotting to get her into his arms.When her step-father died, Miss Mariah Langley inherited Renford Hall, her home for the past twenty years. The Earl of Dovington has just arrived to evict her, waving legal proof that the property is his and informing her he’s already leased it to someone else. With nowhere else to go, Mariah agrees to host his potential lessees in exchange for additional time there.With guests arriving and tempers flaring, there seems but one obvious solution. The spinster and the earl engage in a battle of wits and wooing: they each scheme to find a partner for the other, hoping romance will give the enemy reason to relinquish the house. It’s hard to focus on matchmaking, however, when they can’t keep their hands off each other!
 
April 15 2014
http://SusanGH.com
 
Kathleen Baldwin
MISTAKEN KISS
Ink Lion Books
Traditional/Nothing more than kissing
Print/eBook
 
Willa is nearly blind, but she knows trouble when she trips over it.The vicar’s little sister knows full well that her prospects are bleak. When she accidentally kisses Alexander Braeburn, her dull predictable world turns upside down. Logic dictates that she should stay away from the handsome Corinthian. He’s the black sheep of their village. But how can she resist? She yearns for one more taste of the most tantalizing excitement she has ever experienced. Just one more, before Willa settles back into her dreary life forever.Alex is intrigued by the refreshingly forthright Willa. Her genuine character warms his jaded heart and makes him smile. When her notorious Aunt Honore leads naïve Willa into trouble, Alex feels duty bound to rescue her. Is it duty? Or something else that compels him to watch over the vicar’s little sister?Mistaken Kiss is an Award-winning Sweet Traditional Regency Romance
March 2 2014
http://kathleenbaldwin.com/

1 Comment:

Vanessa Kelly, what an outrageously beautiful cover!
All of you gals, it’s so wonderful to recognize the names of all the great talent in the Beau Monde. I look forward to reading all your lovely literature. Regency romance is alive and well and, by the looks of it, thriving.

April 9, 2014 at 6:10 pm Elf Ahearn reply
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