Category: Featured Beau Monde Authors

13
Apr

It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Clock

A cross-post from The Regency Redingote:

Well, by now, it might be. But there were no grandfather clocks anywhere during the Regency because the song by which they acquired their name had yet to be written. However, by the beginning of the Regency, nearly every affluent household, and some more prosperous middle-class households, were in possession of a very expensive, free-standing clock in a tall wooden case resembling a coffin.

This symbol of prosperity would begin to loose its status even before the debut of the song which changed its name. By the beginning of the reign of William IV, brother of the erstwhile Prince Regent, the Industrial Revolution had set its sights on that most complicated device, the clock. From about 1830, most clocks were no longer made by hand, they were made by machine. Other technological factors had also come into play which reduced the consequence of these once purposeful clocks.

The development and importance of the long-case clock during the Regency and how its name was changed …

26
Jan

January New Releases from Beau Monde Members

New Releases from Authors of The Beau Monde Chapter (Regency Historical) of Romance Writers of America

Our new releases and other Regency related articles are available for download in 
The Regency Reader – January 2014
or 
Subscribe to The Regency Reader newsletter to receive information about our chapter members’ latest releases in your inbox.

 

Alyssa Alexander
THE SMUGGLER WORE SILK (A Spy In The Ton)
Berkley
Historical / Some Sexual Content
Print / eBook

After he is betrayed by one of his own, British spy Julian Travers, Earl of Langford, refuses to retire without a fight, vowing to find the traitor. But when the trail leads to his childhood home, Julian is forced to return to a place he swore he’d never see again and meet a woman who may be his quarry—in more ways than one.

Though she may appear a poor young woman dependent on charity, Grace Hannah’s private life is far more interesting. By night, she finds friendship and freedom as a member of a smuggling ring. But when the handsome Julian arrives, she finds her façade slipping, and she is soon compromised as well as intrigued.

As she and Julian continue the hunt, Grace finds herself falling in love with the man behind the spy. Yet Julian’s past holds a dark secret. And when he must make a choice between love and espionage, that secret may tear them apart.

Jan 7, 2014
http://alyssa-alexander.com

 

Cheryl Bolen
SCANDALOUS BRIDES: Four Bestselling Full-Length Regency Novels
Sprig Leaf
Historical / Some Sexual Content
eBook

Normally $9.99, this boxed set of four full-length Regencies is available at the special pre-order price of only 99c at Amazon.com.

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Annette Blair with Cheryl Bolen, Lucinda Brant, and Brenda Hiatt present the best of their best! Each author is offering her bestselling ebook. Bolen’s A Lady by Chance was first published in mass market paperback by Kensington in 2000.

Fall in love with bewitchingly scandalous brides and their dashing grooms in this box set of 4 full-length Regencies. These bestselling romances from award winning authors have more than 250 Amazon US reviews with a combined average of over 4.3 stars!

This title has received a QED seal for quality in eBook design. It can be read easily on screens both large and small.

Jan 13, 2014
http://www.CherylBolen.com

 

Cheryl Bolen
LOVE IN THE LIBRARY (Brides of Bath)
Harper & Appleton
Traditional / Nothing more than kissing
Print / PDF /  eBook

The Beauty and the Scholar. . .

The Brides of Bath are back!

Certain the “smart” Steffington twin can help her recover her late husband’s nearly priceless stolen Chaucer manuscript, Catherine Bexley tearfully persuades the scholar to assist her.

Once he learns the delicate widow is in danger of losing her heavily mortgaged home if they cannot find the valuable hologram, Dr. Melvin Steffington vows to do everything in his power to restore the rare Canterbury Tales to her. Not normally the twin to take note of pretty little things, Melvin can’t help but to observe that the pretty little thing needs a man to help her.

He hadn’t counted on the fact he would have to pose as her husband as they race against the banker’s ticking clock. He hadn’t counted on the mysterious thief attempting to kill him. Most of all, he hadn’t counted on how close he would become to the lovely widow or how the kissing of said widow would become the most pleasant experience in his seven and twenty years.

Jan 27, 2014
http://www.CherylBolen.com

 

 

Tammy Jo Burns
A THIN LINE (The Reluctant Lords)
Traditional / Some Sexual Contact
PDF /  eBook

Mikala Simmons grew up believing Gabriel Hawke was her knight-in-shining armor.  He thought of her as his best friend’s little sister, the pest that followed them around everywhere.

Now time and circumstances have changed them both.  By a series of unfortunate events, Gabriel has become the Duke of Hawkescliffe and is resigned to a loveless marriage in order to help fill the family coffers.  Until that time arrives, he will continue to serve in the fight against Napoleon as an Agent for the Crown in the War Office.

When Mikala overhears a conversation that sounds as if Gabriel is trading secrets with a foreign agent, she is torn.  Should she tell someone or should she confront the man himself?  Only as she becomes further embroiled in the subterfuge and her life hangs in the balance will Gabriel have to decide what is truly important.  Society, the Crown, or the woman of his dreams?

Jan 1, 2014
http://www.tammyjoburns.com

 

Tracey Devlyn
LATYMER (Nexus)
TDC Creations Inc
Historical / Some Sexual Content
eNovella

Traitor or savior . . . or something far more devastating?

William Townsend—Lord Latymer—lost the woman he loved because of his greed and his ultimate deception of two powerful countries. Now, he must protect his nine-year-old son from the same fate. Latymer has only one chance to escape his enemies: board a ship that would carry them both to America and a new life. But first he must find his missing son, elude a vengeful grieving brother, and kill a beautiful French assassin. Time is slipping through his fingers and Latymer has twelve hours before his ship and his future sail away.

Jan 7, 2104
http://traceydevlyn.com

 

V.L. Edwards
TO LIVE AGAIN
Secret Cravings Publishing
Erotica / Graphic Sexual Content
eNovella

John Haldane, Earl of Strathairn, is on an urgent mission to find the killer of his fellow spy. Has the treasonous Frenchman, Count Forney, returned to England to wreak havoc? Or has someone new landed on English shores to stir up rebellion in the Midlands? After visiting the young widow of one of his agents, Strathairn strengthens his resolve. A spy should never marry. And most certainly not to Lady Sibella Winborne, with her romantic ideas of love and marriage. Unable to give Sibella up entirely, he has kept her close as a friend. And then weak fool that he is he kissed her… Lady Sibella Winborne has refused several offers of marriage since her first Season years ago — when she first set eyes on the handsome Earl of Strathairn. Sibella’s many siblings always rush to her aid to discourage an ardent suitor, but not this time. Her elder brother, Chaloner, Marquess of Brandreth, has approved Lord Coombe’s suit. Sibella yearns to set up her own household. She is known to be the sensible member of the family. But she doesn’t feel at all sensible about Lord Strathairn. If only she could forget that kiss…

Jan 31, 2014
http://vikkivaught.net

 

Bronwen Evans
A KISS OF LIES (Disgrace Lords #1)
Random House Loveswept
Historical / Some Sexual Content
eBook

Desperate to escape her abusive past, Sarah Cooper disguises herself as a governess in the employ of Christian Trent, Earl of Markham, the man who, long ago, she fantasized about marrying. Despite the battle scars that mar his face, Sarah finds being near Christian rekindles her infatuation. A governess, however, has no business in the arms of an earl, and as she accompanies Christian on his voyage home, Sarah must resist her intense desires—or risk revealing her dangerous secrets.

Christian Trent once enjoyed the company of any woman he chose. But that was before the horrors of Waterloo, his wrongful conviction of a hideous crime, and his forcible removal from England. Far from home, Christian believes the life he knew–and any chance of happiness–is over … until his ward’s governess sparks his heart back to life, and makes him remember the man he used to be. Now Christian is determined to return to England, regain his honor, and win the heart of the woman he has come to love.

Jan 14, 2014
http://www.bronwenevans.com

 

Diane Gaston
A MARRIAGE OF NOTORIETY (The Masquerade Club)
Harlequin Historical
Historical / Some Sexual Content
Print / eBook

The scars she keeps hidden…

The mysterious pianiste is the Masquerade Club’s newest attraction, captivating guests with her haunting music. What is the true identity of the lady concealed beneath the mask?

Only Xavier Campion, the club’s handsome new proprietor, recognizes Phillipa Westleigh, the scarred lady with whom he once shared a dance. Concerned for her safety, Xavier escorts her home each night. But when their moonlit strolls are uncovered, the only protection Xavier can offer is marriage!

A Beauty and the Beast story…with a twist

Jan 1, 2014
http://dianegaston.com

 

Samantha Grace
ONE ROGUE TOO MANY (Rival Rogues)
Sourcebooks
Historical / Some Sexual Content
Print / eBook

FROM THE BETTING BOOK AT BROOKS’S GENTLEMEN’S CLUB

Wager: £2,000 that Lord Ellis will throw the first punch when he discovers Lord Throne is wooing a certain duke’s sister.

ALL BETS ARE OFF WHEN THE GAME IS LOVE

Lady Gabrielle is thrilled when Anthony Keaton, Earl of Ellis, asks for her hand in marriage. She’s not so pleased when he leaves the country and four months pass without a word. Clearly, the scoundrel has changed his mind and is too cowardly to tell her. There’s nothing to do but go back on the marriage mart…

When Anthony returns to town and finds his ultimate rival has set sights on Gabby, his continual battle of one-upmanship with Sebastian Thorne ceases to be a game. Anthony is determined to win back the woman who holds his heart-but he’s not expecting Gabby herself to up the stakes.

Jan 7, 2014
http://samanthagraceauthor.com

 

 

Vonnie Hughes
A SURFEIT OF SUITORS (Two Sisters)
Musa Publishing
Traditional / Nothing more than kissing
eBook

Caroline Crichton has no choice but to ask for her sister’s help to find out who has kidnapped her affianced, Toby Wainwright. Although Caroline has secretly decided not to marry Toby, she still feels an obligation toward him. Just as she’s plucked up the courage to cry off from their engagement, Toby disappears. In the middle of this brouhaha she meets the man of her dreams.

But Fort Mathieson is no weak, boyish Toby Wainwright. On the contrary, he is a battle hardened ex-soldier. Although he has wanted Caroline Crichton since he first met her, he has an obligation to the Wainwright family and dares not become involved with the sweet-natured beauty.

Jan 31, 2014
http://www.vonniehughes.com

 

 

Sabrina Jeffries
WHEEN THE ROGUE RETURNS (The Duke’s Men)
Pocket
Historical / Graphic Sexual Content
Print / eBook / Audiobook

They are the Duke’s Men: an investigative agency born from family pride and irresistible passion, risking their lives—and sometimes their hearts—as they unravel shocking deceptions and scandalous transgressions!

Victor Cale never imagined that his sweet, shy bride, Isabella, would use her talent for creating exquisite imitation jewels in a criminal way. But there’s no denying that Isa’s handiwork was used in the brazen heist of the Dutch royal family’s diamonds—after she disappeared into the night.

Ten years later, still reeling from her betrayal and enraged that her duplicitous side was so undetectable, Victor is sent to Edinburgh to investigate a wealthy baron’s mysterious brideto- be. Simple enough—until the “fiancée” proves to be Isa, masquerading as an alluring young widow.

No longer the meek and mild girl he once knew, the bold woman vehemently asserts that it was Victor who abandoned her after he helped steal the royal diamonds!

Jan 21, 2014
http://sabrinajeffries.com

 

 

Vanessa Kelly
SECRETS FOR SEDUCING A ROYAL BODYGUARD (The Renegade Royals)
Kensington Zebra
Historical / Some Sexual Content
Print / eBook

IN MATTERS OF DESIRE, HE’S THE PERFECT TEACHER…

Accomplished spy Aden St. George prefers to stay away from the frivolous ton, especially after the way his mother was used by the Prince Regent. But his latest mission compels him to guard unconventional, vibrant Lady Vivien Shaw. Rescuing her from kidnappers was easy. Resisting her beauty is not. Duty demands he keep an eye on her—and naturally, his lips soon follow. For someone who views entanglements as a weakness, this is pure, delicious folly…

Though grateful for Aden’s help, Vivien has secrets she must keep hidden. Yet with her abductors still at large, she needs Aden’s protection almost as much as she craves his touch…

Jan 7, 2014
http://www.vanessakellyauthor.com

 

 

Jade Lee
THE GROOM’S GAMBLE (Bridal Favors)
Sourcebooks
Historical / Graphic Sexual Content
eNovella

An original novella linked to Jade Lee’s hot new Regency bride series, a prequel to What the Groom Wants.

Caroline Lyncott, great grandaughter of the Duke of Bucklynde, has a secret. Years ago she was attacked and still bears the terrible scars. To escape the scandal and the reminders, she left everything behind to become housekeeper to a Scottish brother and sister.

Gregory Murray, the Earl Of Hartfell, has a secret as well – he harbors a deep attraction to his housekeeper, Mrs. Lyncott. He knows she has a past, but doesn’t know how to fix the pain that still haunts her. His investigation leads him to the darkest London gaming hell and a villain too powerful to destroy.

Can his love overcome her desperate past? Can she risk her heart despite the evil that still haunts her nightmares?

Jan 7, 2014
http://jadeleeauthor.com

 

 

Barbara Monajem
UNDER A NEW YEAR’S ENCHANTMENT (Wicked Christmas Wishes)
Harlequin
Historical / Graphic Sexual Content
eNovella

Garrick, Lord Westerly, has forbidden the hanging of mistletoe, yet the holiday house party at his country estate sizzles with sensual desire. And though Theodora Southern decided long ago never to marry, she has been enjoying the erotic fantasies that haunt her each night—fantasies featuring her handsome, brooding host….

Since returning from the war, Garrick has been in no mood to celebrate. But suddenly the nightmares that plague him are making way for much more pleasant dreams—dreams in which his childhood friend Theodora is very much a grown woman. The question is, has he fallen in love—or fallen under a wicked spell?

Jan 1, 2014
http://www.BarbaraMonajem.com

 

 

Lauren Smith
WICKED DESIGNS (The League of Rogues)
Samhain Publishing
Historical / Graphic Sexual Content
eBook / PDF

The League of Rogues takes what they want—but have they taken on too much?

For too long Miss Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her indebted uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. Her plan to be done with dominating men forever is simple—find herself a kind husband who will leave her to her books.

It seems an easy enough plan, until she is unexpectedly abducted by an incorrigible duke who hides a wounded spirit behind flashing green eyes.

Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex, spends countless nights at the club with his four best friends, and relishes the rakish reputation society has branded him with. He has no plans to marry anytime soon—if ever. But when he kidnaps an embezzler’s niece, the difficult debutante’s blend of sweetness and sharp tongue make him desperate for the one thing he swears he never wanted: love.

Yet as they surrender to passion, danger lurks in Godric’s shadowed past, waiting for him to drop his guard—and rob him of the woman he can’t live without.

Warning: This novel includes a lady who refuses to stay kidnapped, a devilish duke with a dark past, and an assortment of charming rogues who have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into.

Jan 7, 2014
http://www.laurensmithbooks.com

 

 

Sheri Cobb South
THE WEAVER TAKES A WIFE (The Weaver Trilogy)
Traditional/ Nothing more than kissing
Print / eBook

15th anniversary release, with a Foreword by Mary Balogh!

Haughty Lady Helen Radney is one of Regency London’s most beautiful women and the daughter of a duke, but her sharp tongue has frightened away most of her suitors. When her father gambles away his fortune, the duke’s only chance for recouping his losses lies in marrying off Lady Helen to any man wealthy enough to take a bride with nothing to recommend her but a lovely face and an eight-hundred-year-old pedigree.

Enter Mr. Ethan Brundy, once an illegitimate workhouse orphan, now owner of a Lancashire textile mill and one of England’s richest men. When he glimpses Lady Helen at Covent Garden Theatre, he is instantly smitten and vows to marry her. But this commonest of commoners will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to win the heart of his aristocratic bride . . .

Jan 2, 2014
http://www.shericobbsouth.com

23
Jan

Fordyce’s Sermons and Jane Austen’s Joke   By Jane Lark

If you have read Pride and Prejudice, even if you recognized the reference to Fordyce’s Sermons, you may not get the subtle joke Jane Austen intended. It would have been understood by most readers of her era, particularly the ladies, but the majority of modern readers will miss it all together. Today, Regency romance author, Jane Lark, whose most recent book is The Passionate Love of a Rake, will explain Jane Austen’s joke with regard to Mr. Fordyce’s book of sermons so that we can all enjoy the fun.

12
Aug

Tammy Jo Burns – Featured Beau Monde Author

Tammy Jo Burns sepia photo near an ornate stone bench

Tammy Jo Burns is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.

From a young age Tammy Jo could always be found carrying around books to read while watching her grandmother’s soap operas with her. She read anything and everything she could get her hands on and even made up skits and stories for herself and her friends to act out. Once she outgrew the children’s and YA books, her mom introduced her to an entirely new world—contemporary romance. Upon discovering she had a love for history, she began devouring historical romances. One day, sitting in a college British History class, something the professor said made her think, "I wonder." She quickly called her mom (also a writer) and ran the idea by her. After being told, "Of course you can do it, you’re my daughter," the rest, as they say, is history.

Tammy Jo currently shares her love of reading with the next generation as a high school librarian, and shares her personal life with her demanding dog trapped in a cat’s body, Ajax.

Her debut novel, A Traitorous Heart, Book One of The Reluctant Lords series, can now be found on Amazon.com

Find her at Facebook Fan PageTwitterwww.tammyjoburns.com

28
Jan

Featured Beau Monde Author ~ Collette Cameron

Wendy Herrington pen name Collette CameronCollette Cameron is the pen name for Wendy Herrington. 

In February 2011, Collette decided to sit down and write a Regency romance. She wrote HIGHLANDER’S HOPE, the first book in her blue rose series. It releases from Soul Mate Publishing in April 2013. She has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. She’s been married for almost 30 years, has 3 amazing adult children, and 5 dachshunds. Her puppy, Ayva, sits on her lap while she writes. Ayva also nibbles at and lies on the keyboard. Collette love a good joke, the beach, birds, shabby chic, and Cadbury Chocolate. She just finished THE VISCOUNT’S VOW, the second book in the series. You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels.

Collette Cameron Highlander's HopeYou can learn more about Collette by visiting her website, collettecameron.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Linked In.

 

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11
Jan

Featured Beau Monde Author – Susana Ellis

 

SusanaEllisA former teacher, Susana is finally living her dream of being a full-time writer. She loves all genres of romance, but historical – Regency in particular – is her favorite. There’s just something about dashing heroes and spunky heroines waltzing in ballrooms and driving through Hyde Park that appeals to her imagination.

 

In real life, Susana is a lifelong resident of northwest, Ohio, although she has lived in Ecuador and studied in Spain, France, and Mexico. More recently, she was able to travel around England and visit many of the places she’s read about for years, and it was awesome! She is a member of the Maumee Valley and the Beau Monde chapters of Romance Writers of America.

 

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Find out more about Susana and her latest release, Treasuring Theresa, on her website, http://www.susanaellis.com, or her blog, Susana’s Parlour, http://susanaellisauthor.wordpress.com/.

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8
Sep

Featured Author Post ~ Alison Stuart

Award winning Australian author Alison Stuart always wanted to be a writer. As a teenager she scribbled turgid historical novels in shorthand notebooks, some of which are still in existence. Only when she dislocated a shoulder in a skiing accident, which left her stranded in a snow bound chalet in the Australian Alps with nothing for company but a notebook computer, did she dare to write the story that had been tugging at her sleeve for so long.

Her family moved from Kenya, where she had been born, to Australia in the late 1960s. Alison had imagined Australia as a place where kangaroos roamed the streets (just as, no doubt, children in Australia imagined Africa as a place where lions roamed the streets), but the inner suburbs of Perth seemed short of roving marsupials.

She studied Law and Arts at university and has worked all her life as a lawyer, both in private practice and in a range of different organizations including the military and the emergency services and a fatal attraction for men in uniform (including her husband) may explain her leaning towards soldier heroes!

Alison has been a finalist in competitions, including the shortlist of the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize. In 2007 her first two novels BY THE SWORD and THE KING’S MAN were published. BY THE SWORD won the 2008 Eppie Award for Best Historical Romance.

These days Alison is writing full time and is officially an empty nester, with a wonderfully supportive husband (and resident military expert) and two needy cats to keep her company.

www.alisonstuart.com

28
Aug

Regan Walker ~ Featured Beau Monde Author

Regan Walker, Featured Beau Monde AuthorRegan didn’t begin to write romance until she’d already had a decades-long career in law. But she wrote stories as a child and never lost her love of seeing fantasy come to life on the page. When she discovered the world of historical romance, she began reviewing novels. She has 500 reviews on Amazon and 10 “best” lists as well as her own blog, Regan’s Romance Reviews.

As she was describing one story that had captivated her to her best friend, the friend said, “Why don’t you write one? You tell great stories and you write well.” So she did.

Her first novel, RACING WITH THE WIND, is set in London and Paris in 1816, and tells the story of a rebellious young woman, Lady Mary Campbell who determines to go to Paris with her statesman uncle over the objections of a British lord.

There is much of her in that character, not surprisingly. As Regan had served at high levels of government, it’s not surprising that her first trilogy, of which RACING is book 1, is Agents of the Crown, and features heroes who tackle unusual assignments for the Prince Regent.

It’s available on Amazon and the Prologue can be read on Regan’s website, http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com.

Regan is a member of RWA and The Beau Monde, San Diego and Greater Seattle chapters, as well as Savvy Authors and Romance Writers Uncensored. She likes to stay connected with other authors, to support them and vicariously enjoy their successes. She lives in San Diego with her Golden Retriever and considers it paradise! She has one son, 23, who is gorgeous. (You can see his pic on her website.)

LINKS:
Author website URL: http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com/
Author blog: http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com/author-blog.html
Regan’s Romance Reviews blog: http://reganromancereview.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @RegansReview (https://twitter.com/RegansReview)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/regan.walker.104
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6450403.Regan_Walker
Interview on the Ravishing Romances blog on ePublishing:
http://musingsallie.blogspot.com/2012/08/author-regan-walker-talks-epublishing.html
6
Aug

Anna Small – Featured Beau Monde Author

Anna Small is today’s Featured Author

for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Writers of America.

 

Anna Small wrote her first romance novel when she was 16.  Anna had completed four more by the time she was out of college.  She grew up in England, so all those early manuscripts are set there.

Anna says…… I’m going back to my writing roots with a new Regency historical romance, IN THE ARMS OF AN EARL, contracted with The Wild Rose Press for release in 2013. It’s my third published novel.

I live in Florida with my husband, Walter, and our two kids who challenge us every day. I enjoy traveling, history, reading, crafts, and boating.

A member of RWA for the past several years, I’m a proud member of the Tampa Area Romance Authors, The Beau Monde, and the Sunshine State Romance Authors, where I’m the PRO Liaison and Librarian!

I have a B.A. in English and Anthropology from Monmouth University, which I chose because my favorite Shakespearean hero, Henry V, was from Monmouth, Wales.

I believe in love at first kiss, and enjoy writing emotionally satisfying romances.

 Find Anna at –  www.AnnaSmallBooks.com
Taking A Chance on Forever - now available from www.Bookstrand.com
Tame the Wild Wind - available from www.thewildrosepress.com  
29
Jul

Gail Eastwood – Featured Beau Monde Author

Gail Eastwood  is today’s Featured Author for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Writers of America.

 

Gail Eastwood

 

Gail Eastwood started writing stories at an early age, but spent almost twenty years as a journalist, theatre critic and PR consultant, among other jobs, before she finally wrote and sold her first novel, achieving her childhood dream.

 

That first book and six more Signet Regencies that followed won awards and recognition, including The Golden Leaf for Best Regency, 1994. Gail was nominated by Romantic Times Magazine for Career Achievement in the Regency category for two years in a row.

Gail’s love for the Regency period comes naturally from her love for England and for history, which she claims are “in the blood,” plus all the special qualities we admire and enjoy about this unique time.

 

Hailed by reviewers as “a master at painting pictures of Regency life,” Gail had earned a growing reputation as a writer who pushed the genre to new levels with emotional depth and original plots, until family health issues took her out of the field for ten years. Now she’s excited to be back, working on a new book along with the ebook reissues of her backlist.

 

She lives in RI in a “refilled nest” with her husband, two adult sons and one very lazy cat.

 

Website: www.gaileastwoodauthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gaileastwoodauthor

Gail Eastwood
A PERILOUS JOURNEY
 -May 2012
AN UNLIKELY HERO -July 2012
Penguin/NAL Intermix ebooks
Signet Regency Romance reissues  available now for Kindle and other e-readers, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & iTunes

Gail Eastwood An Unlikely HeroA Perilous Journey by Gail Eastwood

2
Jul

Laurie Alice Eakes – Featured Beau Monde Author

Laurie Alice Eakes is today’s Featured Author for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Laurie at booksigning

 

Laurie Alice Eakes used to lie in bed as a child telling herself stories  so she didn’t wake anyone else up.

Sometimes she shared her stories withothers; thus, when she decided to be a writer, she surprised no one.

Family Guardian, her first book,  won the National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007. In the past three years, she has sold six books to Baker/Revell, five of which are set during the Regency time period, five books to Barbour Publishing, as well as two novellas to Barbour Publishing and one to Baker/Revell.

Seven of her books have been picked up by Thorndike Press for large print publication, and Lady in the Mist, her first book with Revell, was chosen for hardcover publication with Crossings Bookclub.

She also teaches on-line writing courses and enjoys a speaking ministry that takes her from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast.

Laurie Alice lives in Texas with her husband, two dogs and two cats, and is learning how to make tamales.

Laurie Alice Eakes   –  http://www.lauriealiceeakes.com

Laurie Alice Eakes Hearts Safe Passage

17
Jun

Karen Erickson – Featured Beau Monde Author

Karen Erickson  is today’s Featured Author for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Writers of America.

 

Karen Erickson Karen Erickson

 

Bestselling romance author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read — sexy contemporary romance and sensual historical romance.

Karen has been a tireless worker for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Writers of America, taking on the organization of The Beau Monde’s annual Mini-conference and volunteering for other roles.

Digitally published since 2006, she currently writes for Samhain Publishing and Carina Press.

A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

A RWA member for the last seven years, she currently serves on the Beau Monde board as their conference chairperson.
Karen’s historical romance series The Merry Widows, is published at Carina Press.
The third in the series, A Scandalous Affair, will release July 30th.
A Scandalous Affair by Karen Erickson
Find Karen  at –  
Website:  http://karenerickson.com
Blog:    http://karenerickson.blogspot.com
Facebook:   http://facebook.com/karenericksonwritesromance
Twitter:    http://twitter.com/karenerickson

 

12
Jun

Gail Whitiker – Featured Beau Monde Author

Gail Whitiker is today’s Featured Author for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Gail WhitikerWriters of America.

Gail Whitiker

 Originally hailing from Wales, Gail says her fascination with the Regency period began during frequent trips back to visit family and friends, when Sunday afternoon drives would inevitably lead to a castle, a cathedral, or a country house hotel (where she also discovered an unfortunate fondness for Devonshire cream teas and sticky toffee pudding).

She wrote her first novel in high school, but it was another twelve years before she actually sent something to a publisher and got The Call.

Improper Miss Darling      Since then, she has written over twenty historical and paranormal romances, both as Gail Whitiker and Gail Crease.            

      Her latest Regency novel, IMPROPER MISS DARLING, was a February release from Mills & Boon Historicals.

   

 

 

Gail makes her home on the beautiful west coast of Canada, where she’s happy to say that umbrellas outnumber snow shovels.

She loves to travel and thinks the idea of writing a novel while sipping wine in Tuscany would have to be about as good as it gets!

 LINKS:

Website:   www.gailwhitiker.com

Twitter: @gailwhitiker

Blog:   www.penwarriors.com

 

7
Jun

Sarah MacLean – Featured Beau Monde Author

Sarah MacLean  is today’s Featured Author for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance

Sarah MacLeanWriters of America.

Sarah MacLean spent much of her childhood lurking in the stacks of her local library, where she developed both her passion for history and her commitment to the romance genre. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees in history and cultural anthropology from Smith College and Harvard University before she moved to New York City, where she finally set pen to paper and wrote her own book. Since then, Sarah’s romance novels have been New York Times and USA Today best-sellers, translated into more than a dozen languages, and nominated for numerous awards.

Nine Rules by Sarah Maclean    Sarah burst onto the romance scene with Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake (Avon), the first in her best-selling and critically acclaimed three-book Love By Numbers series.

In early 2012, she released the first book in her new, pre-Victorian Rules of Scoundrels series, A Rogue by Any Other Name (Avon). 

 

 

When she is not writing, Sarah travels the country to discuss the romance genre and its place in both gender and cultural studies. She is also a vocal advocate for issues relating to education and literacy.A Rogue by Sarah MacLean

She lives in New York City with her husband, their dog and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels.

Links:         

website/blog: www.macleanspace.com
group historical blog: www.theballroomblog.com

 

 

4
Jun

Joanna Bourne – Featured Beau Monde Author

Joanna Bourne is today’s Featured Author for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Joanna BourneWriters of America.

Joanna Bourne lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge with her family, a medium-sized mutt and a faux Himalayan cat.

She writes Historical Romances set in England and France during the Napoleonic Wars.

She’s fascinated by that time and place – such passionate conviction and burning idealism

… and really sexy clothes.

black hawk by joanna bourne        LINKS -

       Website – http://www.joannabourne.com/index.html

        Blog  –  http://jobourne.blogspot.com/

       Group historical blog – http://wordwenches.typepad.com/word_wenches/

       Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1076734565

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/jobourne

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/search?query=joanna+bourne

 

 

19
Apr

Sophia Nash – Featured Beau Monde Author

Sophia Nash is today’s Featured Author for The Beau Monde Regency chapter of Romance Sophia NashWriters of America.

Sophia Nash’s first three novels won eight national awards including the prestigious RITA Award and a spot on the American Library Association’s “Top Ten Romances of the Year.”

Sophia was born in Switzerland, raised in France and the United States, but says her heart resides in Regency England. Her ancestor, an infamous French admiral who traded epic cannon fire with the British Royal Navy, is surely turning in his grave.

Before pursuing her long held dream of writing Historicals, Sophia was an award winning television producer for CBS, a congressional speechwriter, and a nonprofit CEO.

Now writing for Avon/Harper Collins, Sophia’s back to back releases of her brand new Royal Entourage series are: Between the Duke and The Deep Blue Sea and The Art of Duke Hunting.

Find Sophia Nash at Web       Facebook

Twitter @SophiaNash1

Sophia Nash - Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea

Sophia Nash - Between the Duke and the Deep Blue Sea

28
Mar

Shannon Donnelly – Featured Beau Monde Author

Shannon Donnelly is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.       Shannon Donnelly

Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, including a RITA nomination for Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the “Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer” contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA’s Golden Heart, and others.

Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: “simply superb”…”wonderfully uplifting”….and “beautifully written.”

Her latest Regency Historical Romance, Paths of Desire, can be found as an ebooks on Kindle, Nook and at Smashwords, along with her Regency romances, and her free novella, Cats Cradle. She has had novellas published in several anthologies, has had young adult horror stories published, and is the author of several computer games.

Shannon is a regular speaker at writing conferences, and will be speaking at the 2012 RWA  National conference in Anaheim. She gives online workshops and is the author of Story Telling; Story Showing, an ebook that compliments her popular online class Show and Tell: An Interactive Workshop. She lives in New Mexico with two horses, two donkeys, two dogs, and the one love of her life.

Find Shannon at –  sd-writer.com              Paths of Desire by Shannon Donnelly

twitter.com/sdwriter     facebook.com/sdwriter

Google+ as SdonnellyNM@gmail.com

 

 

13
Mar

Elena Greene – Featured Beau Monde Author

Elena Greene is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author  
Elena Greene

Elena Greene grew up reading her mother’s Georgette Heyer novels, but it wasn’t until she went on an international assignment to the United Kingdom that she was inspired to start writing her own.

Her first Regency romance was published in 2000 and was followed by five more Regencies and a novella.

Her books have won the Desert Rose Golden Quill and Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence.

Her Super Regency, LADY DEARING’S MASQUERADE, won RT Book Club’s award for Best Regency Romance of 2005.

Elena lives in upstate New York with her stroke survivor husband and two daughters.

Website: Elena Greene

Blog: www.riskyregencies.blogspot.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElenaGreene

9
Mar

Grace Kone (Blair Bancroft) – Featured Beau Monde Author

Grace Kone (Blair Bancroft) is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author

Grace Kone’s Biography -

I began writing (as Blair Bancroft) later than most because my mother was the successful author of children’s books, and it never occurred to me we could have two writers in the same family.

When I did make the attempt, the Regency was closest to my heart. But since I truly believe variety is the spice of life, I also write Romantic Suspense, Thrillers, Mystery, Futuristic, and Steampunk.

My Tarleton’s Wife won a Golden Heart and The Indifferent Earl, a RITA finalist, was chosen Best Regency by Romantic Times.

In 2011 I went “indie” with my backlist and am thoroughly enjoying the renaissance of my traditional Regencies.

A new Regency novella, Mistletoe Moment, was published by Ellora’s Cave (Blush) for the holidays.

Grace Kone Orange blossoms & Mayhem

Grace Kone Orange blossoms & Mayhem

And in January 2012 I uploaded my first indie-published new work, the thriller, Orange Blossoms & Mayhem.

Website: www.blairbancroft.com

Blog: http://mosaicmoments.blogspot.com

Facebook: Grace Kone

Linkedin: Grace Kone

Twitter: @blairbancroft

 

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