New Release Books – March/ April 2012
As promised, here are some more of the New Release Books from our wonderful Beau Monde members. Enjoy more great reading!
HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE by Vicky Dreiling
Grand Central Forever – 978-0446565400
Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security-if little else. What she doesn’t count on is the inappropriate-and irresistible-attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will “The Devil” Darcett . When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton’s shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn’t simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he’s mended his wicked ways .
My Elusive Countess by Carolynn Carey
Historical Regency – March 22nd, 2012
Ellora’s Cave, Blush line – http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9927-my-elusive-countess.aspx
Although Amanda was born into the merchant class, she married into the aristocracy, a fact she would regret were it not for the son she bore to the Earl of Willowvale. Now widowed for two years, Amanda is attempting to protect her son from exposure to the vices of the nobility when her plans are overset by the unexpected appearance of a guardian for her son. Unknown to the countess, the Marquess of Blackbourne is guardian to her young son, and he intends to see that the boy is raised as befits his station, even if that means taking him away from his mother.
HIS LORDSHIP’S VOW by Cheryl Bolen
Short & sweet (sex-wise) novel of 31,000 words
Ebook at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords – March
Plain spinster Jane Featherstone helps lord she’s long loved woo an heiress to honor the deathbed vow he made to his father.
RUINED BY RUMOR by Alyssa Everett
Carina Press, 978-14268-9378-0
May 21, 2012
After waiting five years for her fiancé to return from the war and marry her, Roxana Langley has been jilted! She may have longed for excitement, but this was not what she had in mind… Who could possibly throw over a woman as beautiful and vivacious as Roxana? Certainly not the Earl of Ayersley, who has spent years trying in vain to forget his unrequited love. When he learns she’s been abandoned by her cad of a fiancé, he finds himself offering a shoulder for her to cry on.
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME by Alicia Rasley
Regency Traditional – April 2012
Charity, everyone says, would make the perfect wife. But Charity wants more. She wants to be beloved. So when she meets the passionate half-Italian artist Tristan Hale, she thinks she’s found the man who can transform her life into one of brilliance and excitement. But then she finds out that all he wants is what every man wants, that competent Charity, the perfect wife. Against the backdrop of a village fete, Tristan must prove to her that he desires her as much as he esteems her, and to win her, he first has to defeat an evil playwright, paint a voracious whale, and seduce her by the midsummer moon.
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O’ROURKE’S HEIRESS by Blair Bancroft
Regency Historical – March 2012
Publisher – Kone Enterprises
Can the daughter of a jumped-up tradesman find happiness with a handsome and charming viscount, or does her destiny lie elsewhere? Perhaps with a man who isn’t trying to kill her?
MY FAVORITE MAJOR
by Ava Stone
Night Shift Publishing – March 2012 – 978-1466060807
Amazon, B&N, Smashwords
When her longtime fiancé returns home from the victory at Waterloo, Amelia Pritchard suspects he’s not the noble, upstanding gentleman she’s always believed him to be. After breaking their betrothal, she flees to London with the hope of starting her life over and putting the past firmly behind her. * Battle weary Major Philip Moore finds himself intrigued by the lovely Miss Pritchard. Though he’s recovering from a broken heart of his own, more than just his honor urges him to protect the lady when her nefarious ex-beau arrives in Town with the most wicked of intentions.
Honor’s Debt by Joan Vincent
Regency Historical (ebook)
PUBLISHER De Rigueur Press – ISBN 978-0-9852913-1-0
Month of release March 2012 A limited number of print copies will be available beginning in May
Maddie Vincouer conceals her father’s death in 1809 after promising to save her family from Cousin Sanford’s greed. A Riding Officer endangers this pretense with his insistent demands to meet her father. Then chance reveals her secret to the cruel French spy Donatien. Matters go completely awry when Maddie aids a wounded “free trader”. In a desperate attempt to save her Bellaport enlists the help of Baron de la Croix and rolls the dice on the fate of all their lives. If they survive will Maddie forgive his deceit.
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Dedication by Janet Mullany
Regency Historical – Loose-Id – 978-1-61118-557-7
April 17, 2012
Adam and Fabienne came of age and fell wildly in love during a revolution but times have changed. Now he’s a respectable country gentleman and she’s a powerful patroness of the arts and they have little in common … or do they? She’s falling in love as she exchanges letters with a reclusive female gothic novelist, and Adam can’t help responding–surely she knows who he really is, a man writing women’s books under a woman’s name? As their lives become entangled again after two decades apart, dark secrets and betrayals from the past are revealed, threatening them and others they love. A new version of the 2005 original, the only Signet Regency with two bondage scenes.
DAYS OF SPLENDOR, DAYS OF SORROW by Juliet Grey
Random House (Ballantine) ISBN-13: 978-0345523884
Historical Fiction (the second novel in Juliet Grey’s acclaimed Marie Antoinette trilogy)
A captivating novel of rich spectacle and royal scandal, Days of Splendor, Days of Sorrow spans fifteen years in the fateful reign of Marie Antoinette, France’s most legendary and notorious queen. From the early growing pains of marriage to the joy of conceiving a child, from her passion for Swedish military attaché Axel von Fersen to the devastating Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Marie Antoinette tries to rise above the gossip and rivalries that encircle her. (Juliet Grey is the historical fiction pen name of Leslie Carroll)
THE DUCHESS OF LOVE by Sally MacKenzie
Regency Historical – e-novella
Kensington Zebra Books, ISBN-13: 9781420123203 – May 2012
The day was as hot as the pond was inviting. It’s not as if anyone in Little Huffington was going to happen upon a secluded vale on the Duke of Greycliffe’s lands. And Venus Collingswood didn’t want to get her shift all wet. It was the perfect setting in which to plan her lovely bookworm of a sister’s betrothal to the mysterious new duke arriving seven days hence. If only she had a suitable accomplice. Andrew Valentine, Duke of Greycliffe, never thought arriving at his own household a week early would cause so much trouble. The housekeeper thinks he’s his own cousin. Actually, the chance to not be the duke for a while is a pleasant opportunity indeed. It might even help him interrogate the delectable little nymph he’s discovered swimming in his pond–if he can manage to get a word in edgewise.
BEDDING LORD NED by Sally MacKenzie
Regency Historical – June, 2012
Kensington Zebra Books, ISBN-13: 9781420123210
Ellie Bowman is determined: during this year’s Valentine house party, she will choose one of the men the matchmaking Duchess of Greycliffe–aka the Duchess of Love–has invited for her. Unfortunately, that man will not be Lord Ned, the duchess’s second son. Ned is still mourning his wife and will never see Ellie as anything other than a childhood friend. Lord Ned has vowed to finally cooperate with his mother’s matchmaking efforts. He wants a family; he needs an heir. Ergo, he must get a wife–and this year’s candidate even looks like his lost love. But his old friend Ellie is behaving strangely, and Reggie, Mama’s cat, keeps bringing him a pair of shocking red drawers. This outrageous, alluring scrap of silk couldn’t be Ellie’s could it?
www.SallyMacKenzie.net – http://sallymackenzie.blogspot.com/
The Last of Lady Lansdown by Shirley Kennedy
Publisher: Camel Press May 1, 2012, Available in both print and e-book format
Few mourn the sudden and shocking passing of the Earl of Lansdown. Certainly not Jane Elton, the young and beautiful widow whose life he made a misery. After her initial relief, Jane must contend with an unexpected and devastating reality: because she is childless, she and her family must descend several rungs down the social ladder. One hope remains. Could she be pregnant? Enter Douglas Cartland, a notorious rake with a tragic past. During these first months of widowhood, Jane’s conduct must be above reproach, but she cannot keep her distance. Especially when Cartland contrives to turn up everywhere she looks.