Tag: Member’s Books

21
Apr

Rule England, But You Still Can’t Study Painting   By Regina Scott

On 1 April 2014, Regina Scott released her most recent Regency romance, The Husband Campaign. Today, she shares her research into the art education which was considered proper for young ladies, including the future queen of England, in the early nineteenth century. As Regina explains, options for expressing themselves in painting were very limited for the young women of the Regency, and continued to be for many decades thereafter.

17
Apr

Attingham Family Tales, Sophia Dubochet and the 2nd Lord Berwick   By Jane Lark

Jane Lark, whose most recent Regency romance is The Passionate Love of a Rake, was released this past November. Today, Jane tells us about her visit to the grand estate of Attingham, which was the home of Lord Berwick and his young wife, the former courtesan, Sophia Dubochet, in the early years of the nineteenth century. Fortunately, this elegant house is now the property of the National Trust, and is open to visitors. Once you have read Jane’s tale of its history, you may want to see it for yourself.

9
Apr

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/

5
Apr

City of Laughter:   Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-Century London   A Review By Cheryl Bolen

Cheryl Bolen, award-winning Regency romance author, today reviews an important historical reference with which most Regency authors and aficionados will want to be aware. As Cheryl point out, this book is most definitely not for children, but it is a treasure trove of previously unpublished images and information. She has added this book to her own Regency research library, and many other Regency devotees may very well want to do the same.

21
Mar

New Regency Releases for March

New Releases For March 2014

 
 
Wareeze Woodson
AN ENDURING LOVE IS WORTH KEEPING
Soul Mate Publishing
Historical/Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookBorn and raised in Latvia, Rebecca Balodis marries Rhys Sudduth, an English diplomat. Shortly thereafter, he is summoned home to attend his father’s death-bed. Rebecca cannot accompany him at the time and becomes trapped in the turmoil plaguing her country. He is informed she died in the upheaval.Nearly four years later, she escapes and arrives in London with their son in tow. Arriving in the middle of his sister’s ball is very awkward, especially since Rhys plans to announce his betrothal to a young debutante later in the evening.Trouble, tangled in suspense and danger, follow her from Latvia. Can this pair ever find or even recognize an enduring love? Is it worth keeping?March 26 2014
http://www.wareezewoodson.com/
 
Regan Walker
WIND RAVEN
Boroughs Publishing Group
Historical/Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookOrdered by the Prince Regent into the Caribbean, English sea captain and former privateer Jean Nicholas Powell has no time for women onboard the Wind Raven, especially not Tara McConnell. The impudent American forced herself aboard, and so she’ll get more than she bargained for: Instead of a direct sail to Baltimore, she’ll join their quest to investigate a rampaging pirate, the infamous Roberto Cofresi.But the hoyden thinks she can crew with his men, and though he bans her from the rigging, Nick is captivated watching her lithe, luscious movements on deck. Facing high seas, storms, cutthroats and the endless unknown, he must protect his ship, his passenger, his crew. But on this voyage, with this woman, there is a greater danger: to his heart.March 7 2014
http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com/
 
Alyssa Everett
AN HEIR OF UNCERTAINTY
Harlequin/Carina Press
Historical/Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookYorkshire, 1820Lina, Lady Radbourne, thought being a countess would rescue her from poverty. Unfortunately, her young groom failed to plan for the future, and his drunken accident left her widowed and pregnant. Now Colonel Winstead Vaughan—Win—will inherit her late husband’s fortune…unless she gives birth to a boy. Win is her natural enemy, so why can’t she stop thinking about him?Win is stunned to learn he stands to inherit a vast fortune. He’s even more surprised to find himself falling for the beautiful, spirited Lady Radbourne, who is the one woman who stands in the way of a life he’d only imagined.When someone tries to poison Lady Radbourne, suspicion falls on Win. There’s a clever killer in their midst, and if Win doesn’t solve the mystery fast, Lina may perish. He needs to win her trust, but how can he prove it’s she he wants, and not the fortune?March 10 2014
http://alyssaeverett.com/
 
Jo Ann Brown
A BRIDE FOR THE BARON
Harlequin Love Inspired Historical
Inspirational/Nothing more than kissing
Print/eBookVera Fenwick is everything a vicar’s sister should be—helpful, modest and sensible. She knows the perils of falling for a man above her station, but it does no harm to admire Edmund Herriott, Lord Meriweather—from afar. She’s perfectly content to help him restore the local rectory…and she’s much too reasonable to risk her heart.Working alongside Vera to rebuild the church and foil a smuggling ring is restoring the confidence Edmund lost in battle. Vera may be sure she’s not suited to be an aristocrat’s wife, but Edmund is utterly confident of one thing—that this unexpected love was built to last.Sanctuary Bay: Where three war heroes find the healing power of love.March 4 2014
http://joannbrownbooks.com/
 
Katherine Bone
DUKE BY DAY, ROGUE BY NIGHT
EsKape Press
Historical/Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookCONSTANCE DANBURY is desperate to escape an arranged marriage to a man nearly twice her age. Her only hope is to board a merchantman bound for Spain to enlist her aunt’s help. Her plans go awry when she’s captured by pirates. Even more alarming, her traitorous body longs for the man who’s returning her to England! Pushed into a marriage of convenience, she’s caught between two men—one owns her heart, the other is bent on stealing it.PERCIVAL AVERY is a member of Nelson’s Tea, an elite group assigned to protect England’s shores at any cost. On a mission to avenge his sister’s death, Percy infiltrates the gang of cutthroats responsible. When his vessel attacks a merchantman, Percy must choose between vengeance and saving the life of his commander’s niece. His only choice is to mutiny, but mutiny obliterates his well-laid plans. Forced on a new course that leads straight back to Constance Danbury, Percy has to make a decision—chase revenge or allow himself to love again.March 4 2014
http://www.katherinebone.com/
 
Amylynn Bright
THE DUKE OF MOREWETHER’S SECRET
Historical/Some Sexual ContactThea Ashbrook comes to London on a mission to do right by her half-brothers — not to find a husband. Homesick for Greece, she causes an incident at a Salon lecture on Greek architecture where she is introduced to the annoyingly handsome Duke of Morewether. The gossips have told her of every deviant escapade for which he’s so famous, and she is not impressed. When she discovers that his love of family mirrors her own, she gives herself permission to open her heart to him.Christian, Duke of Morewether, is infamous for his scandalous ways. He thinks his life lacks nothing, until he meets Miss Althea Ashbrook and, for the first time in his life, he finds himself tongue tied. When his past comes back to haunt him, it will take all his powers of persuasion to convince Thea he is worthy of her love.The duke has a secret – one that Thea thinks she could never forgive and sends her racing for home. To find redemption and win her back, Christian must realize mistakes can’t be ignored forever.March 1 2014
http://www.amylynnbright.com/
 
Aileen Fish

CHARMING THE VICAR’S DAUGHTER (The Bridgethorpe Brides #3)
Traditional/ Nothing More than Kisses
eNovella

What’s a gentleman to do when the local Widows’ League insists on a marriage over a simple misunderstanding? How does he honor his family name without damaging that of a vicar’s daughter?  For Neil Harrow, the journey to obtain a matched pair of horses for his new curricle has taken a wrong turn. While his uncle is not insisting Neil marry Patience Cookson, in his heart he knows it’s the thing to do.

Patience wants nothing to do with the popinjay who came to her aid, no matter how the situation appeared. The meddling old widows are a formidable opponent, but Patience will do everything in her power to avoid such an ill-suited match. As charming Mr. Harrow might be, Patience is determined to only marry a man she can love with all her heart.

March 25 2014
http://aileenfish.com

 
Callie Hutton
THE DUKE’S QUANDARY
Entangled – Scandalous
Historical/Some Sexual Contact
Print/eBookLondon 1814…Drake, Duke of Manchester is searching the Marriage Mart for a perfect bride. He wants a woman who is poised, sophisticated, and worthy of the title Duchess. But most of all, he wants a woman who does not want the useless emotion of love.Socially awkward Miss Penelope Clayton isn’t meant for marriage. A serious botanist, she has no desire to wed, so being forced by her guardian to participate in the Season to find a husband is torture. She’ll never fit in with the ton, especially if they discover she’s been pretending to be a man within the scientific community.As Drake’s family makes over Penelope, turning her from naive bluestocking to enchanting debutante, he is put upon to introduce her to society and eligible bachelors. Despite dance lessons and new gowns, Penelope is the opposite of poised and sophisticated as she stumbles from one mishap to the next. Why then, does he find it so hard to resist her?March 10 2014
http://calliehutton.com/
 
Vicky Dreiling
WHAT A RECKLESS ROGUE NEEDS
Grand Central: Forever Romance
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact
Print/eBookWILL THE ROGUE’S PERFECT PLAN . . .Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn’t comply. Now Colin has no choice but to find a wife. Unfortunately, the only woman he wants is the one whose heart he broke years ago.LEAD TO THE PERFECT SEDUCTION?Regardless of the ton’s whispers, Lady Angeline Brenham won’t settle for anything less than true love. After rejecting more than her share of suitable suitors, spinsterhood looms before her-until the devilishly handsome Colin reappears in her life with a proposition. Angeline vows to keep her feet on the ground and her heart in check. That is, until one searing kiss melts her resolve and reignites a burning desire for more . . .March 25 2014
http://www.vickydreiling.com/
 
Regina Jeffers
CAPTAIN FREDERICK WENTWORTH’S PERSUASION
White Soup Press
Historical/Inferred Sexual ContactHe has loved her from the moment their eyes met some eight years prior, but Frederick Wentworth is determined to prove to Anne Elliot that she has made a mistake by refusing him. Persuaded by her family and friends of his lack of a future, Anne had sent him away, but now he is back, and it is Anne whose circumstances have brought her low. Frederick means to name another to replace her, but whenever he looks upon Anne’s perfect countenance, his resolve wavers, and he finds himself lost once again to his desire for her. Return to the Regency and Austen’s most compelling love story. Jeffers turns the tale upon its head while maintaining Jane Austen’s tale of love and devotion.February 26 2014
http://www.rjeffers.com/
 
Julie Johnstone
DANCING WITH A DEVIL
Historical/Some Sexual ContactA Lord Chained To His Past…Lord Trent Rutherford’s past has left him guarded, jaded and perfectly content to spend the rest of his life moving from one meaningless affair to the next. Until he meets Lady Audrey Cringlewood, an innocent beauty who makes him question everything he believes. His devilish demeanor guards more than a wounded heart. Behind his swagger lie secrets he’d rather forget than face, but the price of forgetting may be his second chance at life.A Lady Determined To Shape Her Future…Audrey Cringlewood longs to marry for love, not convenience. After several months of flirtatious banter, secret smiles and three very unforgettable kisses, Trent Rutherford, the rake known as Sin, proves himself the man of her dreams. Audrey suspects she understands the pain he hides behind his devil may care attitude, but when the truth comes to light, is her love enough to heal all wounds or will the secrets Trent guarded so carefully tear them apart forever?February 27 2014
http://juliejohnstoneauthor.com/
 
Sandy Raven
LOVING SARAH
Sandy Raven LLC
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact
Print/eBookLady Sarah Halden stows away on the wrong boat when she thinks to enter a sailing race with her brother. She lands in the company of Lucky’s business partner, Ian Ross-Mackeever, heir to the Earl Mackeever. Sarah finds the gruff captain handsome and desires him in ways she’d never wanted a man before. With the help of a salacious little book filled with erotic images, Sarah decides to seduce her captain. At the halfway point of the race, instead of simply letting her return home with him, Lucky forces Sarah and Ian to marry.Ian Ross-Mackeever doesn’t believe in family. His own father sends him away when he is a boy to live in a different country with his grandfather who despises him and aunts who don’t know what to do with him. He is immediately sent away to school where he becomes friends with Lucky Gualtiero, a young man whose family is everything Ian’s is not.After a rocky start upon discovering his stowaway, Ian warms to Sarah’s presence in his life during the voyage home from New York. Her sense of adventure and unwavering love for family forces Ian to embrace her affections and the possibilities of a future with her at his side. Sarah shows Ian that running from destiny is more difficult than accepting fate, and every day spent not cherishing and loving those who love you is a day wasted.February 24 2014
http://www.sandyraven.com/
 
Tammy Jo Burns
TO LOVE AND PROTECT (Reluctant Lords Book Three)
Traditional/Some Sexual ContactLady Clarissa Blackerby enjoyed the peaceful life she and her father lived among the ton. That is until he remarried. Clarissa does not trust her new step-mother nor her step-mother’s brother, but being an only child she has no one to look to for help. When her father disappears and she is attacked, she turns in desperation to her aunt.When Lord Justin Southerby receives a plea from his godmother he dreads what he will walk into. Expecting to have to save her from another of her madcap capers, he instead finds her niece in desperate need of protection.As they join forces to find her father, Clarissa and Justin find themselves being pulled into a deeper intrigue. As they find themselves in more danger, they realize they can only trust each other. Will they find answers before it is too late? Will the trust they develop lead them to a love that will last a lifetime? Or will the past drive a wedge between them that not even love can span?March 5 2014
http://www.tammyjoburns.com/
 
Suzi Love
SCENTING SCANDAL
Historical/Some Sexual ContactThe second in my scandal series with heroines whose scientific knowledge and intellect are an affront to early Victorian’s increasingly staid society.The second Jamison sister uses her extraordinary olfactory senses to sniff out her perfect match, a husband who fits her scientific criteria. She joins forces with the earl to stop a mad-woman eliminating other investors in Britain’s railways. Richard evades marriage, but by accepting each other’s strengths and weakness, Laura and Richard discover a passion neither counted on.February 24 2014
http://suzilove.com/
 
Heather Boyd
AN ACCIDENTAL AFFAIR
Historical/Graphic Sexual ContactLondon’s ballrooms and bedrooms thrive on scandal and decadent pleasure and the summer of 1814 will be no exception for the Distinguished Rogues in Heather Boyd’s latest Regency romance.An Accidental AffairWidowed beauty, Arabella Lawson, Lady Farnsworth, knows the value of independence after being trapped in a marriage that left her unfulfilled. Although she longs for a lover at last, she’s expected to chaperone her flirtatious niece during her first season. However, given the way the girl keeps disappearing every chance she gets, there is little hope of a good or speedy result. While searching for her charge yet again, she blunders into one of Lord Rothwell’s scandalous assignations. This time it’s Arabella’s turn to be on the receiving end of his hungry kisses, and she’s far from prepared to make the most of the opportunity.Gossip may paint Merrick Bishop, the Earl of Rothwell, as a notorious scoundrel when it comes to women, but this season his intentions are honorable.March 12 2014
http://heather-boyd.com/
 
Shelley Munro
MISTRESS OF MERRIVALE
Samhain Publishing
Historical/Graphic Sexual ContactA marriage of convenience…full of inconvenient secrets.Jocelyn Townsend’s life as a courtesan bears no resemblance to the life she envisioned in girlish dreams. But it allows her and her eccentric mother to live in relative security—until her protector marries and no longer requires her services.Leo Sherbourne’s requirements for a wife are few. She must mother his young daughter, run his household, and warm his bed. All in a calm, dignified manner with a full measure of common sense. After his late wife’s histrionics and infidelity, he craves a simpler, quieter life.As they embark on their arrangement, Leo and Jocelyn discover an attraction that heats their bedroom and a mutual admiration that warms their days. But it isn’t long before gossip regarding the fate of Leo’s first wife, and his frequent, unexplained absences, make Jocelyn wonder if the secrets of Merrivale Manor are rooted in murder.March 25 2014
http://www.shelleymunro.com/
 
Darlene Marshall
THE PIRATE’S SECRET BABY
Amber Quill Press
Historical/Graphic Sexual ContactThe captain of the Prodigal Son has a deserved reputation as the deadliest (and best dressed) pirate in the Caribbean, but Robert St. Armand’s totally at sea when it comes to “Marauding Mattie”, the daughter he never knew he had. How in the world can he deal with the littlest pirate, one who prefers knife-throwing to arithmetic lessons, and who’d rather be keelhauled than eat her beets? He needs help!Lydia Burke is living a safe life, separated from England by an entire ocean. It’s exactly what she needs and she’s not going to risk her boring, but secure, position as a governess to consort with pirates, especially one who’s too pretty for his own good or her peace of mind.No self-respecting governess would be willing to come aboard the notorious Prodigal Son, but Robert didn’t fight his way to the top by letting small obstacles like scruples stop him. If he can’t hire Lydia Burke, he’ll steal her and take her to England with them, certain he can charm her into his bed along the wMarch 11 2014
http://www.darlenemarshall.com/
 
Rose Lerner
SWEET DISORDER
Samhain
Historical/Graphic Sexual ContactEver since a bullet sent former infantry officer Nick Dymond home to his emotionally distant, politically obsessed family, he’s lived alone with his depression. But with his younger brother desperate to win the local election, Nick has a new set of marching orders: dust off the legendary family charm and maneuver the beautiful Phoebe Sparks into a politically advantageous marriage.One marriage was enough for Phoebe. Under her town’s by-laws, though, she owns a vote that only a husband can cast. Much as she would love to simply ignore the unappetizing matrimonial candidate pushed at her by the handsome earl’s son, she can’t. Her teenage sister is pregnant, and Phoebe’s last-ditch defense against her sister’s ruin is her vote—and her hand.Nick and Phoebe soon realize the only match their hearts will accept is the one society will not allow. But as election intrigue turns dark, they’ll have to cast the cruelest vote of all: loyalty…or love.March 18 2014
http://www.roselerner.com/
 
Aubrey Beck
JUST ONE NIGHT
Nightshift Publishing
Erotica/Graphic Sexual Contact
AudiobookBlurb Good things come to those who wait, and James Armstrong, the wicked Earl of Haswell has been waiting a very long time to spend just one night with Emma, Lady Alnwick; a night that neither of them will ever forget.March 18 2013
http://www.aubreybeck.com/
 
Aubrey Beck
LADY MISTAKEN 
Night Shift Publishing
Erotica/Graphic Sexual ContactWhen Grace Garwood entered Berridge Downs in search of her wayward brother, she never imagined she’d be mistaken as a lightskirt by the notorious Lord Simon Berridge. And she certainly never imagined that she’d allow the man such wicked, shocking, and yet surprisingly delightful liberties.March 25 2014
http://www.aubreybeck.com/
 

12
Mar

How to Learn What Regency Gentlemen Knew   By Cheryl Bolen

Would you like to get inside the head of a Regency romance hero? Would you like to better understand his upbringing, education and what society would expect from him as a gentleman? In today’s article, award-winning Regency romance author, Cheryl Bolen, tells us about an instruction manual, written in the form of letters from a peer to his son, which explains what a young gentleman about town needs to know to succeed in life.

4
Mar

Regency Debt and Prisons   By Ann Lethbridge

In today’s article, Ann Lethbridge, author of Falling for the Highland Rogue, completes her two-part series on Regency prisons, in particular, the two other debtors prisons located in London. After reading today’s article, you may consider imprisonment in the Fleet prison rather a treat when compared to these other prisons.

1
Mar

Prisons in the Regency   By Ann Lethbridge

Today, Ann Lethbridge, Regency romance author, whose most recent book is Falling for the Highland Rogue, begins a two-part series on Regency prisons. In this article, Ann focuses on the famous, or perhaps, the infamous Fleet prison in London. The majority of prisoners held in the Fleet during the Regency were those who could not pay their debts. This may be difficult for many of us living in the twenty-first century to understand, since people are no longer imprisoned for debt in modern times. But it was a common practice during our favorite period, and Ann’s article will help us all better understand life in the Fleet during the Regency.

21
Feb

February 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 – February 2014

The Heart of a Duke
Samantha Grace, Christi Caldwell, Olivia Kelly, Robin Delany, Aileen Fish
Traditional/Nothing more than kissing
Print/ eBook

Five friends receive a pendant from a gypsy along with a prophecy that whoever
wears the necklace will win the heart of a duke. With varying expectations, each girl accepts
her turn with the good luck charm—and a chance at happily ever after—secretly fearing
the gypsy’s tale may be nothing more than a plot to sell a worthless piece of jewelry.

February 3, 2014

http://samanthagraceauthor.com

 

Jade Lee
What the Groom Wants (Bridal Favors)
Sourcebooks
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact
Print/eBook

An honest love…

Radley Lyncott has been in love with Wendy Drew as long as he can remember. When he went to sea, she was too young to court. Now that he’s returned to take up his Welsh title, he is appalled to find that debt has ruined the Drew family, and—even worse—Wendy is being courted by another man.

Or a dangerous attraction?

Family comes first for seamstress Wendy Drew, who is forced to settle her brother’s debt by working nights at a notorious gambling den. But her double-life hasn’t gone unnoticed—she has captivated none other than Demon Damon, a nefarious rake who understands Wendy’s darkest desires and is hell bent on luring her into his arms.

Praise for Wedded in Scandal:
“An erotic tale full of emotion…. Jade Lee is an exceptional author, filling her stories with color and excitement.” —Fresh Fiction

Praise for What the Bride Wore:
“Passion-filled Regency…Readers will savor the red-hot love scenes.” —Publishers Weekly

February 4, 2014
www.jadeleeauthor.com

Ava Stone
My Favorite Major (Heroes Returned)
Night Shift Publishing
Historical/Some Sexual Contact
eBook/audiobooks

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.

February 1, 2014

http://www.avastoneauthor.com

 

Cara Elliott
Sinfully Yours (The Hellions of High Street, Book 2)
Grand Central Forever
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact
Print/eBook
Graphic Sexual Contact

Miss Anna Sloane is in desperate need of some of peace and quiet.  Much as she’s enjoyed being part of her older sister’s madcap misadventures with the Earl of Wrexham, they have wreaked havoc with her own secret endeavors. And with a deadline looming for her next racy romance novel, London—and the notorious “Devil” Davenport—is proving all too distracting. So Anna is happy to accept an invitation to a remote Scottish castle, even though she knows her mother will be matchmaking with the visiting German prince and his shooting party.

But the visit quickly takes an unexpected turn. Something sinister is afoot . . . including Davenport, whose presence ignites all sorts of alarming questions. Determined to discover just what he is up to, Anna decides to do some investigating—only to find that he, too, is hiding a surprising secret. They agree to a grudging alliance in order to foil a cunning conspiracy. But as danger swirls all around them, the biggest threat may be their own fiery passio

February 4, 2014
http://www.caraelliott.com

14
Feb

Nighty Night …   By Regina Scott

What is your bedtime routine? How does the bedtime routine of a Regency lady compare with yours? Regency romance author, Regina Scott, whose latest print book is The Wife Campaign, gives us a glimpse into the preparations a Regency lady must make before she could retire for the night. Would you be willing to go throught that, every night?

7
Feb

The Duke of Wellington’s Disastrous Marriage   By Cheryl Bolen

Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, married comparatively late in life, to a woman whom he had loved as a young man. Sadly, his wife was not suited to life as the spouse of a public figure, and the marriage was not a success, for either party. Today, Cheryl Bolen, award-winning Regency romance author, whose most recent book, A Lady By Chance, was released last month as part of the Scandalous Brides boxed set, gives us a picture of the unfortunate marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington.

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.

19
Jan

Regency Architecture:   Sir John Soane   By Ann Lethbridge

Regency romance author, Ann Lethbridge, whose most recent book, Falling for the Highland Rogue, won the Romantic Times Knight in Shining Silver (KISS) Award, today tells us about Sir John Soane, a prominent Regency architect. She shares important information about Soane’s working style and provides images of some of his more significant buildings.

Might Sir John Soane or his buildings figure in one of your next novels?

7
Jan

Lord Nelson’s Pitiable Wife by Cheryl Bolen

In today’s article, award-winning Regency romance author, Cheryl Bolen, whose newest book, Love in the Library, will be released this month, tells us about a woman nearly forgotten by history, the wife of the great naval hero, Admiral Lord Nelson. Even those who have studied the Regency and its denizens for years may have overlooked this unhappy woman who was Nelson’s legal wife. Though Nelson was killed at the Battle of Trafalgar before the Regency began, Lady Nelson survived not only her husband and his infamous mistress, but the Prince Regent as well.

27
Dec

Regency Mixology   by Susanna Ives

Do you have plans for a New Year celebration this year? Would you like to try some new, or in truth, old recipes for liquid libation? Today, Susanna Ives, whose new book, Wicked Little Secrets, was released this month, shares her research on some of the more popular drinks of the Regency. Which one do you think you would enjoy the most?

Happy New Year!

23
Dec

Hark the What?   by Regina Scott

Christmas carols and the practice of caroling during the Regency bear little similarity to the traditions with which we are so familiar today. Regency author, Regina Scott, whose new book, The Wife Campaign, was released this month, shares some insights into the caroling practices which were typical during the Regency, as well some history of carols which are still popular in the twenty-first century.

Given the choice, would you prefer Regency or modern-day caroling practices?

10
Dec

December 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 – December 2013 newsletter.
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Taming_coverTaming A Gentleman Spy (The Spies of Mayfair) by  Maggi Andersen

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 sensibl

December 4,  2013 | Knox Robinson |  Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact |eBook - Available in print in 2014
www.maggiandersenauthor.com

 

Wicked-Little-Secrets72Wicked Little Secrets by Susanna Ives

Vivacious Vivienne Taylor has finally won her family’s approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift. But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme, it is to her childhood friend that Vivienne turns; the deliciously wicked Viscount Dashiell. Lord Dashiell promised himself long ago that his friendship with Vivienne would be the one relationship with a woman that he wouldn’t ruin. He agrees to help her just to keep the little hothead safe, but soon finds that Vivienne has grown up to be very, very dangerous to all of Dash’s best intentions.”

December 3,  2013 | Sourcebooks Casablanca | Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact |  Print eBook
www.susannaives.com

 

hero_for_christmasA Hero For Christmas (Sanctuary Bay) by Jo Ann Brown

Jonathan Bradby would gladly return to fighting the French if it meant avoiding his new title: war hero. Only he knows the reputation isn’t deserved. Then a visit to Sanctuary Bay brings renewed acquaintance with the lovely Lady Catherine Meriweather. He’s drawn to her, yet Cat surely deserves a real hero. Overwhelmed with organizing a Yuletide celebration and her sister’s wedding, Cat gladly accepts Jonathan’s help. Soon she sees the gentle heart he conceals beneath his wit. But Jonathan’s need to prove himself could drive them apart—unless they’re bold enough to seize the unexpected gift of love. Sanctuary Bay: Where three war heroes find the healing power of love

December 3, 2013 | Harlequin Love Inspired Historical | Inspirational/Nothing more than kissing | Print eBook
www.joannbrownbooks.com

 

bellsBells Will Be Ringing by Carolynn Carey

A traditional Regency titled “”Merry’s Wonderful Christmas Gift”” is one of four Christmas stories in Crimson Romance’s anthology titled Bells Will Be Ringing. The winter holidays were Miss Merry Damonson’s favorite time of year until her almost-fiancé Edward Everton abandoned her two days before Christmas. Now he’s returned to their country village, but is it too late to reignite old flames? A holiday ball might just offer these unlucky lovers a second chance.”

December 23,  2013 |  Crimson Romance | Traditional/ Nothing more than kissing | eBook
www.CarolynnCarey.com

 

anuntitledladyAn Untitled Lady by Nicky Penttila

Shocking family news forces Madeline Wetherby to abandon her plans to marry an earl and settle for upstart Manchester merchant Nash Quinn. When she discovers that her birth father is one of the weavers her husband is putting out of work—and a radical leader—Maddie must decide which family she truly desires, the man of her heart or the people of her blood. An earl’s second son, Nash chose a life of Trade over Society. When protest marches spread across Lancashire, the pressure on him grows. If he can’t make both workers and manufacturers see reason he stands to lose everything: his business, his town, and his marriage. As Manchester simmers under the summer sun, the choices grow more stark for Maddie and Nash: Family or justice. Love or money. Life or death.”

December 20, 2013 | Musa Publishing | Historical/Some Sexual Contact |eBook Audiobook
nickypenttila.com

reginascott-mistletoekitten-coverThe Mistletoe Kitten by Regina Scott

Literature teacher Eleanor Pritchett vowed never to return to the estate where writer Justinian Darby broke her heart.  Now a commission from his orphaned niece draws her back into his sphere.  With the help of a small black kitten, Christmas may prove the perfect time for two lost souls to create a love story meant to last. Traditional Regency romance novella, previously published by Zebra.

December 2, 2013 | Regency Reads | Traditional/Nothing more than kissing | eNovella
www.reginascott.com

ATOTSA Tale of Two Sisters (Two Sisters) by Vonnie Hughes

Annis and Caroline Crichton and their father have been invited to attend a house party at Sir Giles Everard’s country estate in Dorset. It is understood that Sir Giles is hunting for a bride. Gervase Crichton thinks that Sir Giles Everard is just the man for his pretty daughter, Caroline. Annis, of course, will be her chaperone as usual. But Giles has more than marriage on his mind. Privately he investigates small crimes amongst the ton, that group of people that the Runners have no jurisdiction over. And amongst Giles’s guests is a blackmailer. Caroline Crichton is being blackmailed over ill-advised letters she has written to her father’s bailiff and Annis, the family Miss Fix-it, is struggling to discover who the blackmailer is. Together, Giles and Annis set a trap for a blackmailer.

December 13, 2013 | Musa Publishing | Traditional / Nothing more than kissing | eBook
www.vonniehughes.com

vincentHonour’s Compromise, Book Three (The Honour Series) by Joan Vincent

Lt. James Vincouer, seared first by her beauty and then by her hauteur, brands Cecilia Mayer-Boden the “Glacier.” A year later Jamey meets a Spanish beauty. whose passion reminds him too vividly of Cecilia.Cecilia, intent upon concealing her family’s tragic secret, crosses swords with Jamey to fend off her growing love for him. Though tortured by her independence, Jamey cannot stay away. When Cecilia’s life is threatened by a Spanish counteragent, Jamey’s intervention results in he and Cecilia’s battle-fraught marriage. When family illness forces the newlyweds to travel to England desire weaves a spell. But the spy Donatien awaits, determined to seize the information Cecilia secretly carries. When she flees to prevent an attack on Jamey, the French master spy captures her. Aided by Donatien’s arch enemy, Baron de la Croix, Jamey searches for Cecilia hoping for one last rescue and the chance to win her. But Donatien means to succeed There may be no time for HONOUR’S COMPROMISE.

December 1, 2013 | De Rigueur Press | Historical / Some Sexual Contact | Print eBook
www.joanvincent.net

 

image002A Gentlemen’s Pact (In Regency Christmas Pact) by Aileen Fish

Six Gentlemen, One Pact… A Pact Between Gentlemen is the first book in the Regency Christmas Pact Collection, and includes novellas from Jerrica Knight-Catania, Aileen Fish and Julie Johnstone. After the death of an old school friend, six gentlemen make a pact to remain bachelors (and therefore save themselves the fate of their dearly departed friend). But as each fellow heads home for the holidays, how many of them will remain true to their word? December 1, 2013 | Night Shift Publishing |  Historical/Inferred Sexual Contact | eBOOK
www.aileenfish.com

 

image006Falling for the Highland Rogue (The Gilvrys of Dunross) by Ann Lethbridge

Disgraced lady Charity West lives in the dark world of the city’s seedy underbelly. She’s used and abused, yearning for freedom, and her distrust of men runs deep…until she meets Highland rogue Logan Gilvry. Whisky runner Logan lives outside the law and is used to looking danger in the eye. Charity may just prove to be his most dangerous challenge yet. Her beauty is unrivaled, but it’s her fire that lures Logan. He’ll do anything to save Charity—even face her inevitable betrayal…. December 1, 2013 | Harlequin Historical | Historical/Some sexual content | PRINT/eBOOK
www.annlethbridge.com

 

image008My Lord Hercules (Regency Seasons Novellas) by Ava Stone

Miss Miranda Bartlett is on a mission to locate her missing friend. Determined hoyden that she is, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the answers she seeks too, even if that means dressing like a dandy, sneaking into a gaming hell, and surrounding herself with London’s worst reprobates. However, she didn’t plan on bumping into a Herculean gentleman along the way. The handsome and honorable Lord Harrison Casemore immediately thwarts her plans and seems determined to save her at every turn, making it more than difficult to accomplish her task. Ever since Harry Casemore spotted the exotic temptress trying to pass herself off as a fop, he’s been drawn to her. He hasn’t figured out what she’s after, but he’s fairly certain he’d sell his soul if she’d just let him help her with whatever it is. December 1, 2013 | Night Shift Publishing | Historical/Nothing more than kissing | eNOVELLA
www.avastoneauthor.com

 

image010A Scandalous Pursuit (The Scandalous Series)by Ava Stone

Even the most ruthless of rogues live by their own code of honor, and for Alexander Everett, the wicked Duke of Kelfield, his includes not seducing the ward of his oldest and dearest friend. However for a man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, the lure of the forbidden fruit is enough to drive him wild. When he finds himself under the same roof as the enchanting Olivia Danbury at a summer house party, he discovers the temptation of the lady is more than he can resist. Olivia, on the other hand, has the rest of her life all mapped out. When her fiancé returns from the Peninsular Wars, they’ll get married, settle down in the country and live happily ever after. The sinfully sexy Duke of Kelfield was not in her plans. But when she stumbles headlong into a compromising position with the passionate duke, her carefully constructed life quickly begins to unravel. In no time, Olivia must choose between the life she’s always planned and everything she never knew she wanted. December 1, 2013 | Night Shift Publishing | Historical/Some sexual content | AUDIOBOOK
www.avastoneauthor.com

 

image012A Pact Between Gentlemen (Regency Christmas Pact) by Ava Stone

Six Gentlemen, One Pact… A Pact Between Gentlemen is the first book in the Regency Christmas Pact Collection, and includes novellas from Ava Stone, Jane Charles and Catherine Gayle. After the death of an old school friend, six gentlemen make a pact to remain bachelors (and therefore save themselves the fate of their dearly departed friend). But as each fellow heads home for the holidays, how many of them will remain true to their word? December 1, 2013 | Night Shift Publishing | Historical/Nothing more than kissing www.avastoneauthor.com

 

image034The Wife Campaign (The Master Matchmakers) by Regina Scott

Whitfield Calder, Earl of Danning, would much rather spend a fortnight fishing than entertaining three eligible young ladies. But when his valet insists that marriage is an earl’s duty, Whit agrees to a house party. He has no intention of actually proposing to anyone . . . until flame-haired Ruby Hollingsford declares she’d never accept him anyway. Ruby might have been tricked into attending this charade, but she certainly won’t compete for the earl’s affections. Yet Whit isn’t the selfish aristocrat she envisioned. And with a little trust, two weeks might be ample time for an unlikely couple to fall headlong in love. December 3, 2013 | Love Inspired Historical | Inspirational/Nothing more than kissing | PRINT/eBOOK www.reginascott.com

27
Nov

A Regency Handbook

A cross-post from The Regency Redingote:

A number of you may be familiar with the many delightful Regencies by best-selling author Emily Hendrickson. However, you may not be aware that she has also written an engaging and enlightening reference on Regency social and cultural history, entitled A Regency Handbook. Whether you are new to that special decade when the Prince of Wales ruled as Regent of England, or if you have been reading Regencies for years, you will find a vast array of new and interesting historical nuggets in this handbook for Regency devotees.

A brief overview of A Regency Handbook

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