Tag: Regency Romance

14
Jul

July New Releases from Beau Monde Members

July 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 – July 2014.

Jane Lark
The Lost Love of a Soldier ~ The prequel to The Illicit Love of a Courtesan
Harper Impulse
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

The stunning prequel to Kindle bestseller The Illicit Love of a Courtesan! Life is for grasping and living…Naïve and innocent, Lady Ellen Pembroke falls for a dashing young army officer. Captain Paul Harding has such an easy, enchanting smile and his blue eyes glow; vibrancy and warmth emanating from him. She is in love. In turn, the Captain finds his attention captured by the beautiful young daughter of the Duke of Pembroke at a house party in the summer. Finding Ellen is like finding treasure on the battle field. His sanity clings to her – something beautiful to remind him that not all in the world is ugly. Ellen is someone to fight for and someone to survive for when he is inevitably called to arms in the battle of Waterloo…

July 17 2014
http://www.janelark.co.uk/

Kathryn Kane
Deflowering Daisy
Jupiter Gardens Press
eBook
Erotica/Graphic Sexual Contact

“She cannot remain a virgin!”

For so she was, after nearly a decade of marriage. When she was sixteen, Daisy had willingly, happily, married a man more than fifty years her senior, to escape a forced marriage to a man she abhorred. Though Sir Arthur Hammond had been a wild rake in his youth, he was so deeply in love with his late, beloved first wife that he never considered consummating his second marriage, certainly not with a woman he considered a daughter. But now, knowing he was dying and that he would be leaving sweet, innocent Daisy ignorant of the physical intimacies which could be enjoyed between a man and a woman, he felt that it was imperative she be given the knowledge which would prepare her for the life of a wealthy widow. Armed with the knowledge of physical intimacy, she would be much better prepared to deal with any fortune hunter who might try to seduce her into marriage for her money. And who better to initiate Daisy into the pleasures of the bedchamber than his godson. David had become nearly a recluse since a tragedy which occurred while he was serving the Crown against the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte. Prior to that, his skill as a tender and considerate lover had been bruited about in certain circles. Therefore, Sir Arthur believed that David was just the man to introduce Daisy to physical pleasure. And, what might spending time with true and gentle Daisy do for David?

July 10 2014
http://regencyredingote.wordpress.com/

Judith Laik
The Lady Is Mine (The Unsuitable Brides)
Judith Laik
eBook
Traditional/Some Sexual Contact

“A deliciously improper debut…”
–Eloisa James, Much Ado About You

He needed a solution.
When an innocent carriage drive leads to a few stolen kisses and a hasty proposal, Lord Beldon must find a way out of a most inconvenient betrothal. Miss Harriet Vernon is not the tall, elegant lady he envisioned for his wife. His solution:  invite her to his country home.  He believes a fortnight with his quarrelsome family will send her running the other way. She had a plan.
Harriet is no happier with the situation. If only she hadn’t been so dazzled by Lord Beldon’s handsomeness and dazed by his kisses, she never would have agreed to his proposal. Marriage isn’t in her plans—she wants to travel and see the world.  If she brings her ravishing younger sister to his country home, the beautiful pair is bound to fall in love, leaving Harriet free to pursue her goal.Unfortunately it wasn’t working . . . for either of them
Harriet and Beldon can’t seem to keep their hands off each other, and with interfering families, hot pursuit by other candidates for their hands and a pantomime to perform, will these two misguided lovers ever discover they were meant for each other?

“Sometimes what the mind thinks it wants, the heart will speak another language all it’s own, called love… ”
Janalee Ruschhaupt, Love Romances website

July 1 2014
http://www.judithlaik.com

Charlotte Russell
A Spy’s Honor
Boroughs Publishing Group
eBook
Historical/Graphic Sexual Contact

LOVE & LIES At seventeen, Lady Claire Talbot thought she’d found her one true love. But after rescuing her from a dangerous situation, in undue haste he fled to the Continent instead of marrying her. Now, after years of suppressing her romantic side and honing her practicality, Claire is on the verge of an altogether convenient match. A man of few words but much passion, Lord John Reyburn always regretted his decision to turn back from Gretna Green. Now, wounded in more ways than one, he is in the place—but not the position—to correct his mistake. His mission in England is to capture an assassin. And, so, one of His Majesty’s more unconventional spies, John must add yet a further deceit: cold indifference to Claire’s impending marital bliss. For unless sweet loyalty and devotion couple with suspicion and betrayal, nothing can make things right.

July 15 2014
http://www.authorcharlotterussell.com

Valerie King
A Daring Courtship
Twin Bridges Creations LLC
eBook
Historical/Nothing more than kissing

Secretly betrothed to a Scotsman in order to repair her family’s fortunes, Madeline Piper must bring Sir Roger Mathieson into fashion or risk losing what she cherishes most: her place in her beloved Sussex society. A sweet Regency romance, A DARING COURTSHIP, is heartwarming and family-oriented.  Valerie King has published over 50 sweet Regency novels and novellas and has won the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.

June 7 2014
http://www.valerieking-romance.com

Kathleen Baldwin
Cut from the Same Cloth
Ink Lion Books
Traditional/Nothing more than kissing

Scarlet O’Hara meets the Scarlet Pimpernel…Why must Lord St. Evert dress like an overdone Dandy? His outlandish wardrobe belies the hard unyielding lines of his face. Whoever he is, he’s ruining Elizabeth Hampton’s desperate scheme to secure a rich husband. Terribly vexing, to arrive at the most fashionable gathering of the Season wearing a perfectly stunning Chinese silk gown, only to discover Lord St. Evert is clad in unmentionables cut from identical cloth. Lord St. Evert cannot abide the self-important airs put on by some members of the Ton and takes pleasure in making a mockery of Brummell’s fashion strictures. Conceited frauds! Hadn’t his grandfather’s snobbery made his mother’s life a misery? All the more maddening to discover that the one woman who captures his interest is the biggest pretender of all. He vows to teach Miss Elizabeth Hampton a lesson she won’t soon forget.

June 18 2014

Cheryl Bolen
The Regent Mysteries (Box Set)
Harper & Appleton
eBook
Historical/Nothing more than kissing

Three romantic, lighthearted, Regency historical mysteries in which dastardly deed doers are discovered by Lady Daphne Chalmers and her lover, super spy Captain Jack Dryden.

Praise for With His Lady’s Assistance: “A delightful Regency romance. . .The mystery is nicely done, the romance is enchanting, and the secondary characters are enjoyable.” 4 Stars. RT Book Reviews magazine.

June 6 2014
http://www.cherylbolen.com

Sabrina Darby
Scandal Before Sunset (The Weekly Scandal)
Sabrina Darby
eBook, eNovella, Box Set
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

When a reformed bad girl meets a rogue with dishonorable intentions, it’s guaranteed to be a Scandal Before Sunrise. Scandal Before Sunrise is the introductory novella to the new The Weekly Scandal series and is being released on June 30th as part of a box set of series starters with six other authors (Jennifer Haymore, Grace Calloway, Sandy Raven, Sue London, Kate McKinley and Vivienne Westlake)!

June 30 2014
http://SabrinaDarby.com

Bronwen Evans
Invitation To Passion (My Lord’s) (Invitation To)
Bronwen Evans
Print, eBook
Historical, Some Sexual Contact

Consummate rake, Lord Richard Craven, has his heartbroken when the woman he loves is forced into an arranged marriage to a violent brute. To make matters worse, circumstances force him to marry Lady Madeline Knight—a woman he views more like a sister-only for fate to play the cruelest of tricks. Shortly after his wedding his former lover is widowed, and Richard learns she could be pregnant with his child. Madeline Knight thought she was doing the right thing when she saved Richard Craven from his lover’s irate husband. Now her silly schoolgirl crush has left her married to a man who’s in love with another woman. Consumed with guilt over trapping Richard, she tries her best to be the perfect wife and win his heart. Failure is not an option. For if she fails she loses everything, she loves him too much not to set him free… While Richard and Madeline confront the reality of their marriage, Madeline’s life comes under threat. A family enemy is set on revenge. Will Richard learn the truth of his heart, and what is truly precious to him, before the unknown enemy destroys their world?

July 29 2014
http://www.bronwenevans.com

Michelle Willingham
Undressed by the Earl (Secrets in Silk)
Montlake Romance
Print, eBook, Audiobook
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

A man shrouded in grief… David Hartford, the Earl of Castledon, is tormented by the death of his wife. Though everyone expects him to remarry and beget an heir, he is a man living in shadows, unwilling to break out of his prison of sorrow. A spirited young woman who embraces life… Impulsive Amelia Andrews befriends Lord Castledon and decides that he would make the perfect match for her prim older sister. Though she tries to bring the pair of them together, Amelia cannot help but see the lonely man behind David’s grim exterior. Even worse, she finds herself caught beneath his piercing stare…and she wonders how to melt his icy heart. An unlikely match. No woman can ever replace his first wife…but when Amelia is caught in a web of ruin, David cannot stand aside and let her suffer. Can an unexpected marriage bring about a love even greater than the one he lost?

July 1 2014
http://www.michellewillingham.com

Diane Gaston
A Lady of Notoriety 
Harlequin Historical
Print, eBook
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

When fallen beauty Daphne, Lady Faville, is carried to safety from a rampaging fire, she’s horrified to recognize her rescuer as Hugh Westleigh—a man with every reason to despise her! But Hugh has been blinded and Daphne must nurse him back to health. Unable to see, he is driven to distraction by her tantalizing scent and gentle touch. For the first time Daphne feels truly desired for herself alone. But when Hugh finally regains his sight will she find forgiveness in his arms?
The Masquerade Club.
Identities concealed, desires revealed…

July 1 2014
http://dianegaston.com

Gaelen Foley
The Secrets of a Scoundrel (The Inferno Club)
Avon Romance
Print, eBook
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

Inferno Club series finale! Nick, Lord Forrester’s reputation is legendary—both as a lethal warrior and a wicked lover. But when his rule-breaking ways land him in a Scottish dungeon he’s left there to rot, until a mysterious lady visits his cell, offering him a way out. All he must do is risk his neck on the mission she proposes—and obey her every command.  One look at the luscious beauty has Nick ready to promise her anything, but he must resist his desire, or she could send him straight back to prison. Virginia, Lady Burke, is well aware that the powerful ex-spy will try to take command of their quest, but it’s her job to keep him under control.  Yet how can she keep this untamable scoundrel under her thumb when all she really wants is to unleash the smoldering passion between them?

June 24 2014
http://www.gaelenfoley.com

Liz Tyner
SAFE IN THE EARL’S ARMS
Harlequin Historicals
Print, eBook
Historical/Some Sexual Contact

A DARING ESCAPE, AND AN EVEN MORE DARING ATTRACTION! Melina’s discovery of a priceless statue is her one hope of saving her family from ruin, if she can only persuade the Earl of Warrington to grant her safe passage on his ship to London. But Melina knows she’s gone too far when he takes her for a lady of easy virtue! Thrown together during the voyage, he shockingly comes to realize his mistake. Now he’s honor-bound to keep her safe. But thrust into London’s social whirl, how long will it take before she discovers his scandalous, dark past?

July 1 2014
http://liztyner.com/

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May

Fashionable Medicine   by Regina Scott

Regina Scott, whose latest print book is The Husband Campaign, shares with us some fads in medicine which held sway during the Regency. As she points out, the more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. Regina’s article makes an interesting follow-up to Angelyn Schmid’s article on Sir Henry Halford, a fashionable Regency doctor, posted last week.

After reading this article, do you think you prefer medical fads from the Regency or those from modern times?

15
May

Prescription for Sagging Middles   by Cheryl Bolen

Award-winning Regency romance author, Cheryl Bolen, whose romance novel, A Lady By Chance, is part of the Scandalous Brides boxed set, offers some valuable writing tips. In today’s article, Cheryl shares some secrets from a prolific author on how to avoid those sagging middle sections which can bog down a great story.

Perhaps some of these tips will be just the thing you need to help you liven up the middle part of your book when your enthusiasm for the story begins to flag.

7
May

May 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 – May 2014

 

Ann Lethbridge
RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL GILVRY
Harlequin Historicals
Print, eBook
Historical/Graphic Sexual ContactBEHIND THE HIGHLANDER’S SCARS…Reeling from betrayal, the once devastatingly handsome Andrew Gilvry has returned to Scottish shores to fulfill a promise made to a dying man. The widowed Rowena MacDonald has been entrusted to his care, and Drew must do all he can to protect her….LIES A DARK PASSION!But Drew’s honor is about to be tested—because there’s something in Rowena’s dove-gray eyes that awakens a flame long extinguished. And on a perilous journey across the Highlands, with only this alluring woman for company, how long can he deny his desires?

May 1 2014
http://www.annlethbridge.com/

Ally Broadfield
IT’S IN HIS KISS (Just a Kiss)
Entangled Edge
eNovella
Historical/Some Sexual ContactCharlotte Lightwood has one season to find a husband or she’ll be forced to marry her guardian’s loathsome cousin. With no title or dowry, she doesn’t have much hope of making a good match. Sebastian Wilkinson, the Earl of Marley, has been the most eligible bachelor on the marriage mart for more years than he cares to count and is very aware of his duty to marry a woman who will add to the wealth and stature of his title.Sebastian makes Charlotte an offer she can’t refuse: he will pretend to court her to help her attract more suitors in exchange for her advice about which ladies he should pursue. As they work together, their mutual attraction grows. When they realize they just might be perfect for one another, they must decide whether to bow to the dictates of society or follow their hearts.April 28 2014

http://allybroadfield.com

Alison Stuart
LORD SOMERTON’S HEIR
Escape Publishing (Harlequin Australia)
eBook
Historical/Some Sexual ContactCan the love of an honourable man save her from the memory of a desolate marriage?From the battlefield of Waterloo to the drawing rooms of Brantstone Hall, Sebastian Alder’s elevation from penniless army captain to Viscount Somerton is the stuff of dreams. But the cold reality of an inherited estate in wretched condition, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding his cousin’s death, provide Sebastian with no time for dreams, only a mystery to solve and a murderer to bring to justice.Isabel, widow of the late Lord Somerton, is desperate to bury the memory of her unhappy marriage by founding the charity school she has always dreamed of. But, her dreams are shattered, as she is taunted from the grave, discovering not only has she been left penniless, but she is once more bound to the whims of a Somerton.But this Somerton is unlike any man she has met. Can the love of an honourable man heal her broken heart or will suspicion tear them apart?

May 1 2014
http://www.alisonstuart.com

Collette Cameron
THE EARL’S ENTICEMENT (Castle Brides Series)
Soul Mate Publishing
eBook
Historical/Some Sexual ContactShe won’t be tamed.A fiery, unconventional Scot, Adaira Ferguson wears breeches, swears, and has no more desire to marry than she does to follow society’s dictates of appropriate behavior. She trusts no man with the secret she desperately protects.He can’t forget.Haunted by his past, Roark, The Earl of Clarendon, rigidly adheres to propriety, holding himself and those around him to the highest standards, no matter the cost. Betrayed once, he’s guarded and leery of all women.

Mistaking Roark for a known spy, Adaira imprisons him. Infuriated, he vows vengeance. Realizing her error, she’s appalled and releases him, but he’s not satisfied with his freedom. Roark is determined to transform Adaira from an ill-mannered hoyden to a lady of refinement. He succeeds only to discover, he preferred the free-spirited Scottish lass who first captured his heart

May 28 2014
http://collettecameron.com

Vonnie Hughes
SISTERS IN JEOPARDY (Two Sisters)
Musa Publishing
eNovella
Traditional/Nothing more than kissingAnnis’s new husband investigates crimes, and Caroline’s new husband is a capable ex-Army officer. When their ladies are kidnapped in an effort to suppress evidence of pilfering and murder, Giles and Fort fight their way through lies and subterfuge not only to rescue them, but also to avenge them.April 25 2014
http://www.vonniehughes.com
Renee Reynolds
A MARQUIS FOR ALL SEASONS (The Lords of Oxford)
Rock Creek Publishing
Print, eBook, PDF
Historical/Nothing more than kissingShe wants one more season to pass without acquiring a husband.Lady Miranda Leighton accepts she will have to marry someday, but she wants one last season to be mistress of her own life – to go where she wants, when she wants, with whomever she wants. The lure of one more adventure is nearly irresistible. Unfortunately, her family has run out of patience with her as she unintentionally loosely courts scandal. She needs a plan, and needs it quickly.He wants one more season to pass without his mother nagging, debutantes stalking, or sanity deserting him.Roman de Courtenay, Marquis of Stafford, accepts he will have to marry someday, but his immediate focus is set on managing his estates, pacifying his family, and being otherwise left alone. The lure of saddling his horse and fleeing to the country is nearly irresistible. Unfortunately, his mother wants him to find his marchioness, produce an heir, and let her settle into an anticipated and comfortable life as a dowager. He needs a plan, and needs it quickly.

Thus a lady and a lord with a similar problem hatch a mischievous scheme: to use each other as shields against marriage and the plans of their families, with a dance here and a meaningful look there. All goes well – for a time – until the constant company and camaraderie of their ruse give rise to some very real feelings.

What happens when you set out to fool society, but only end up fooling yourselves?

A Marquis For All Seasons is Book 2 in The Lords of Oxford Series. Each book stands alone, but readers are cautioned that some aspects of the first book, Lord Love a Duke, are referenced.

May 15 2014
http://obstinateheadstronggirl.wordpress.com

Jane Lark
CAPTURING THE EARL’S LOVE (The Marlow Intrigues)
Harper Impulse; Harper Collins
eNovella
Historical/Some Sexual ContactA novella telling the story of secondary characters from The Illicit Love of a CourtesanRupert Stanforth, Earl of Morton, is exasperated by his sister’s choice of friend. Meredith Divine, clings, using Rowena’s plain appearance as a foil for her auburn curls and fuller figure. He would break the friendship, but the more he complains the more time the girls spend together. Ceasing his disagreement, he hopes the friendship will die, believing Meredith will take a wrong-step soon…Meredith clings to her only friend, Lady Rowena Stanforth, despite the disgusted looks thrown by Rowena’s proud, judgemental brother. Lord Morton cannot abide Meredith because of her low standing but Meredith’s heart favours him… then in his single act of kindness, Meredith grasps an opportunity she cannot resist…May 29 2014
http://www.janelark.co.uk/
Katherine Bone
MY LORD ROGUE (The Nelson’s Tea Series)
EsKape Press
Print, eBook
Historical/Nothing more than kissingGillian Chauncey, Baroness Chauncey, is a master of disguise, trained by her expatriated husband, a former French royalist, in the arts of espionage. When a dangerous life or death secret lands in her lap, she’s thrust into a perilous world of ticking clocks and desperation, arrowing her directly into the arms of the man who arranged her marriage.Lord Simon Danbury is no ordinary nobleman. He’s been tasked by Admiral Nelson to organize an elite group of clandestine first sons willing to sacrifice all to protect England’s shores. When an assassination attempt is made on Nelson, Simon isn’t sure what poses more danger, the enemy or the masterfully seductive Gillian.May 6 2014
http://www.katherinebone.com
Caroline Linden
IT TAKES A SCANDAL Scandals (#2)
Avon
Print, eBook, Audiobook
Historical/Some Sexual ContactAbigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she’ll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets—except one.Sebastian Vane has nothing. He came home from war with a shattered leg to find his father mad and his inheritance gone. He’s not a fit suitor for anyone, let alone an heiress. But Abigail lights up his world like a comet, bright and beautiful and able to see him instead of his ruined reputation. And it might end happily ever after …Until Benedict Lennox begins courting Abigail. Ben is everything Sebastian isn’t: wealthy, charming, heir to an earl. Sebastian won’t give up the only girl he’s ever loved without a fight, but Abigail must choose between the penniless gentleman who moves her heart, and the suitor who is everything her parents want.April 29 2014
http://www.carolinelinden.com
Deb Marlowe
LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS(Half Moon House series)
Deb Marlow
eNovella
Historical/Nothing more than kissingIt’s warring nations, dueling philosophies and the battle of the sexes as American-born Miss Liberty Baylis takes on Simon Lansing, Viscount Brodham, in the fight for her friend’s happiness.Brodham wants only to retire to the peace and quiet of his country estate, but he’ll take on the cheeky American chit if that’s what it takes to keep his nephew safe and happy.The war is on . . . but when banter and flirtation become weapons and kisses disrupt strategies, will Brodham and Liberty ever wish for the battles to end?April 15 2014
http://www.DebMarlowe.com
Gail Eastwood
THE CAPTAIN’S DILEMMA
Gail Eastwood (originally published by Signet, 1995)
Traditional/Inferred Sexual ContactFalling in love with the enemy…Accused of a crime he didn’t commit, captured French officer Alexandre Valmont has risked life and honor to escape the English war prison at Norman Cross in a desperate bid to return home and clear his name. The daughter of a baronet, Merissa Pritchard, risks charges of treason and her family’s safety when she hides the wounded fugitive on her family’s country estate to nurse him back to strength. Neither expects the heartbreak of falling in love to be among the dangers they must face!…a beautiful romance with gentle freshness and irresistible grace.”(4+) Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee (1995)–Romantic Times. “Charming, suspenseful and romantic are just a few of the proper adjectives for this wonderful read. This one is a keeper!” –Affaire de Coeur

Re-edited, with an added epilogue.

April 2 2014
http://gaileastwoodauthor.com/

Susan Gee Heino
THE EARL’S PASSIONATE PLOT
Susan Gee Heino
eNovella
Traditional/Nothing more than kissingFalling in love was never part of the plan…When Miss Mariah Langley inherited beautiful Renford Hall she thought she would stay there forever. Now the Earl of Dovington has shown up to evict her! He’s waving legal proof that the property is his and he’s arranged to lease it to an eligible heiress. With nowhere 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://www.SusanGH.com
Judith Laik
LORD SATAN (The Peasebotham Regency Chronicles series)
Judith Laik
eBook
Traditional/Nothing more than kissingMiss Elizabeth Bishop is a vicar’s daughter with a mission: get evidence to prove that Lord Neil Colton is trying to murder his nephew Trevor, the Marquess of Cauldreigh, so he can inherit the title and riches. But not only is Lord Neil foiling her every attempt, he is also a tempting distraction. Is her attraction to the sophisticated aristocrat proof that, as her father always warned her, the devil wears a handsome face?Lord Neil Colton has spent his life cultivating sophisticated detachment, but his family means everything. He sets a trap for his nephew’s nemesis, but his efforts are undermined by a stubborn miss who manages to get in his way at every turn. He’s determined to protect both Trevor and Miss Elizabeth Bishop—but is his heart in even more danger?April 20 2014
http://www.judithlaik.com
Aileen Fish
CHASING LORD MYSTERY (A Danby Summons Novella)
Aileen Fish
eBook
Traditional/Nothing more than kissingLord Northcotte is not in the holiday spirit when he joins his sister’s family shortly after the brutal death of a friend. Discovering a matchmaking scheme is afoot, he tells them he will never marry Lady Miriam or any other woman. Now if only his heart would listen.Lady Miriam’s mother accused her of chasing Lord Mystery after a noble act by a handsome gentleman six years ago became the measure of all other men. Now he’s staying at the home where she’d hoped to escape a summons from her grandfather, the Duke of Danby. Terrified Northcotte will recognize her and reveal the contents of the scandalous letter she wrote him years ago, she can’t decide which is the bigger threat: the duke armed with a special license, or Lord Mystery, who carries a secret she’d never live down.May 8, 2014
http://aileenfish.com

 

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/

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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/
 

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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

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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.

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?

15
Nov

The Sophistication of the Romance Novel   by Cheryl Bolen

Today’s article is a verbal time capsule, courtesy of Cheryl Bolen, award-winning Regency romance author and Beau Monde member. This article was first published in 1999 and in it, Cheryl reflects on the differences between the romance novels published at the end of the last century and those of the 1980s. She also provides some statistics regarding those who were actually reading romance novels at that time. Now, more than a decade after this article was first published, do you think romance novels are even more sophisticated, or have they taken a different path? Has their readership broadened or contracted over the intervening years?

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

20
Jul

New Releases from Beau Monde Members

cropped-vic-lady-writing-at-desk13New Releases from Authors of The Beau Monde Chapter (Regency Historical) of Romance Writers of America

 

A Family Affair by Jennifer Wenn

A Family AffairThe Wild Rose Press
978-1-61217-824-0 Paperback
978-1-61217-825-7 Digital
Regency Historical
Devlin Ross, the Duke of Hereford, has long ago made a vow to himself to break the curse his father has cast upon him by mentally abuse him throughout his childhood by never marry or have a family of his own. But when he meets Lady Francesca Darling, his best friend’s merry niece, he can’t help himself – he must have her.
Fanny, who fell in love with Devlin when she was a mere five years old in that obnoxious, stalking way only a child can, didn’t hesitate when it came to her feelings towards him. She had loved him dearly for thirteen years and would not let her interfering relatives stand in the way between her and lifelong happiness.
But was she stubborn enough to make him realize exactly how simple-minded he was when it came to fulfilling the vow he once made?
http://jenniferwenn.com
@jenniferwenn
www.facebook.com/jenniferwenn
July 2013

 

A Lady of Quality by Louise M. Gouge

A Lady of QualityHarlequin Love Inspired Historical, 978-0373829736
Inspirational Regency Romance
Falling for the Enemy
Miss Catherine Hart may be merely a paid companion, but she’s the loveliest creature baron Lord Winston has ever encountered. The only obstacle is determining the mysterious Miss Hart’s social pedigree before the handsome diplomat can court her in earnest. Revenge, not romance, led Catherine Du Coeur to hide her aristocratic name and seek out the man who accused her father of treason. She expected a coldhearted cad, but Winston appears honorable and compassionate. Against all odds, Catherine is drawn to the very adversary she intended to ruin. And soon both will face a choice-one involving pride, old loyalties and forgiveness.
http://blog.Louisemgouge.com
@Louisemgouge
July 2013

 

 

Her Highland Protector by Ann Lethbridge

Her Highland ProtectorHarlequin Historical, 978-0373297443
Regency Historical
Lady Jenna Aleyne must marry well if she is to claim her lands…
Only, there is a complete lack of eligible suitors in the Highlands! But then Niall Gilvry is assigned to watch over Jenna, and there’s no denying she finds this handsome Scot most distracting!
Niall knows Jenna is too fine a lady for the likes of him-after all, high society has little time for a lowly third son-but he takes his duty seriously. With danger lurking in the shadows, Niall stays close. It would be just oh, so easy to pull her into his arms….
http://www.annlethbridge.com
http://www.regencyramble.blogspot.com
@AnnLethbridge
https://www.facebook.com/AnnLethbridgeAuthor
July 2013

 

 

The Letter by Sandra Owens

The LetterThe Wild Rose Press
Paperback: 978-1-61217-856-1
Digital: 978-1-61217-857-8
Regency Historical
The story of a betrayal that wasn’t. On the eve of their wedding, Michael Jeffres, Earl of Daventry, found his betrothed in bed with his cousin. Lady Diana remembers nothing of that night. Forced to marry Michael’s cousin, she spent the next eleven years in hell. When Michael and Diana are brought back together by a letter from Leo a year after his death, they must struggle through all the lies and secrets before they can find a love that far surpasses the one of their youth.
One five star reviewer said of THE LETTER, “I do not remember the last time a book was able to inspire so many emotions from me-grief, rage, happiness. And triumph. Yes, this is a romance novel, but it is so much more.”
https://www.sandra-owens.com
Twitter: SandyOwens1
https://www.facebook.com/sandra.owens.94043
July 2013

Already His by Sandy Raven

Already HisSandy Raven, LLC, 978-1-939359-03-2 (.mobi)
Regency Historical
She’s loved him all her life.
Lady Elise Halden knows how to get a horse to bend to her will with a gentle touch and subtle coaxing. But she’s learning that bringing the new Earl of Camden to heel is nothing like training a horse. If she has any hope of reining in the Earl’s affections, she will need a plan. With help from her friend Lady Beverly, and her sister-in-law the Duchess, Elise sets out to win her indifferent Earl’s heart.
He’s admired her from a respectable distance.
As young men, Michael Brightman and his best friend swore sisters were off limits. This promise was made solely to protect his own sisters from his friend’s charming, rakehell ways. The Duke of Caversham’s little sister was always a precocious minx to avoid, till one day Michael realizes Lady Elise is all grown up and the things he wants to do with the lady are surely going to upset the friendship with her brother.
Together they discover that physical evidence doesn’t equate truth, and trusting the heart is sometimes the hardest lesson to learn.
SandyRaven.com
Facebook.com/SandyRavenAuthor
June 2013 (POD), May 2013 (Digital)

 

Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle

Courtship and CursesSquare Fish/Macmillan,  ISBN 978-1250027443
Young Adult Regency Paranormal
From the author of Bewitching Season and Betraying Season comes a brand new regency romance with plenty of intrigue-and magic!Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her. Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon. And worst of all, the illness that left her with a limp, unable to dance at the Season’s balls, also took away her magic.
When the dashing Lord Woodbridge starts showing an interest in Sophie, she wants to believe it’s genuine, but she can’t be sure he’s feeling anything more than pity.
Sophie’s problems escalate when someone uses magic to attack Papa at the Whistons’ ball, and it soon becomes clear that all the members of the War Office are being targeted. Can Sophie regain her own powers, find her balance, make a match-and save England?
www.marissadoyle.com
www.nineteenteen.com
twitter / @marissadoyle
www.facebook.com/marissa.doyle
July 30, 2013

A Dream Defiant by Susanna Fraser

A Dream DefiantCarina Press, 978-14268-9590-6
Regency Historical Novella
Spain, 1813
Elijah Cameron, the son of runaway slaves, has spent his whole life in
the British army proving that a black man can be as good a soldier as
a white man. After a victory over the French, Elijah promises one of
his dying men that he will deliver a scavenged ruby necklace to his
wife, Rose, a woman Elijah has admired for years.
Elijah feels bound to protect her and knows a widow with a fortune in
jewels will be a target. Rose dreams of using the necklace to return
to England, but after a violent attack, she realizes that she needs
Elijah’s help to make the journey safely.
Her appreciation for Elijah’s strength and integrity soon turns into
love, but he doubts she could want a life with him, knowing the
challenges they’d face. As their relationship grows, she must convince
Elijah that she wants him as more than a bodyguard. And she must prove
that their love can overcome all obstacles, no matter the color of
their skin.
http://www.susannafraser.com/
http://authorsusannafraser.blogspot.com/
@susannafraser
July 2013

 

A Secret Affair – A Secret Brides Story by Valerie Bowman

A Secret AffairSt. Martin’s Press, 9781466828612
Regency Historical e-novella
Miss Frances Birmingham has set her cap for the charming, dashing Mr. Charles Holloway. She and her best friend, Annie, have the most clever idea. They’ve arranged a bachelor auction for charity. The proceeds will go to the Royale Society for the Humane Treatment of Animals and the winners will be escorted to the most talked-about ball of the Season by their bachelor of choice. When Frances makes a bid for Charlie, will one fun night’s amusement turn into a lifetime of love?
www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
https://twitter.com/ValerieGBowman
https://www.facebook.com/ValerieBowmanAuthor
July 2013

 

One Night With A Highlander by Ann Lethbridge

One Night With A HighlanderHarlequin Historical Undone, ASIN: B00BRGBFP0
Historical Regency
Gordon McLaughlin has never forgotten the beautiful Annabelle, or the forbidden kiss they shared. But the innocent girl he once knew has become Edinburgh’s wanton black widow. What is the truth behind Lady Annabelle’s shocking reputation?
A chance meeting with the handsome Highlander re-ignites long-buried passions, but destitute Annabelle cannot afford the luxury of love. They plan an illicit midnight encounter before they part for good-although one night of sensual pleasure may not be enough…
http://www.annlethbridge.com
http://www.regencyramble.blogspot.com
@AnnLethbridge
https://www.facebook.com/AnnLethbridgeAuthor
July 19, 2013

 

 

Winning A Bride by Jade Lee

Winning A BrideSourcebooks
Regency Historical
Due to his aristocratic family’s downfall, William Benton serves as steward on the land his brother should have inherited. His one weakness is for the daughter of the new owner. Josephine Lawton is beautiful, charming, and enamored of titles and all things aristocratic. So when she becomes engaged to a man he knows to be a wastrel and a fool, Will puts all his passion into restoring his family’s honor and winning the woman he loves. It’s going to be a hot summer on the estate.
www.jadeleeauthor.com
Blog: Jade Lee
www.twitter.com/JadeLeeAuthor
www.facebook.com/JadeLeeBooks
July 2, 2013

 

 

 

Hero’s Redemption by Georgie Lee

Hero's Redemption

ISBN: 978-14268-9591-3
Regency Historical
London, 1817
Devon, the Earl of Malton, is a hero for his deeds at the Battle of Waterloo. But he suffers terrible nightmares, and drinks himself to sleep most nights. A habit he vows to break when he awakes one morning to find a woman sharing his bed, no memory of how she got there, and her angry brother at his door.
Cathleen is mortified when her wastrel brother and his greedy wife propose a blackmail scheme involving the earl, but as a penniless war widow she’s at their mercy. She goes along with the plan and sneaks into Devon’s bed one night, and ends up comforting him through a night terror.
Charmed by her beauty and kindness, Devon determines that rather than pay the blackmail, he will offer his hand in marriage to Cathleen. Although she is deeply attracted to the stoic earl, Cathleen cannot understand why Devon would want to marry her. What she doesn’t know is that Devon owes her a debt that can never fully be repaid…
www.georgie-lee.com
http://georgielee.blogspot.com
@georgieleebooks
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgie-Lee/259729314054846
July 29, 2013

 

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May

More New Books From Beau Monde Authors

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

 

Illicit Love by Jane Lark

Illicit Love

Sapphire Star Publishing; ISBN 978-1-938404-55-9
Regency Hi
Can Love redeem a life of sin?storical Romance
Ellen glanced over the top of her fan at the gorgeous man across the table. Was it very wrong for her sinful body to want Edward Marlow? Choice was a holy grail; a cup fallen woman longed to drink from. She chose Edward.
http://www.janelark.co.uk/
http://janelark.wordpress.com/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Janelarkauthor
Twitter @janelark
May 2013

Miss Goldsleigh’s Secret by Amylynn Bright

Miss Goldsleigh's SecretRegency Historical
When Henry Cavendish, Marquess of Dalton, leapt to catch the fainting woman before she hit the cobblestone, he never thought that one chivalrous act would set his well ordered life on end.  His ingrained need to protect her has every bit as much to do with her enchanting beauty as it does his desire to wipe the hunted look from her startling blue eyes. He thinks he has everything in hand, but the lady has secrets that puts everything he loves at risk.
Olivia Goldsleigh just wants to live without terror, but a gunshot in the night proves things can always get worse. The beautiful and god-like Lord Dalton swears to protect her, to make the danger go away. She wants the man, the life, the family, the bliss he promises, but her secrets are certain to destroy them all.
http://www.amylynnbright.com
http://www.thequillsisters.com
twitter / @amylynnbright
facebook: AmylynnBright
May 2013

 

Bewitched By His Kiss by Barbara Monajem

Bewitched By His KissHarlequin Historical Undone, 978-1-460-31308-4
Regency Historical Novella (with a touch of the paranormal)
Lucasta Barnes knows the folly believing in magic can lead to, and won’t accept that her illicit tryst with a notorious rake was the result of anything more than pure lust–or that it has bonded them together forever. Yet she can’t deny that she yearns for just one more night in his arms… David, Earl of Elderwood, is used to women being enchanted by him, but ever since a passionate encounter with Lucasta three years ago, he desires only her. How can he convince his thoroughly practical paramour that love is the greatest magic of all?
www.BarbaraMonajem.com
barbaramonajem.blogspot.com
@BarbaraMonajem
http://www.facebook.com/barbara.monajem
May 2013

The Cardos Ruby by Shannon Donnelly

The Cardos RubyCielito Lindo Press 978-0-9850265-3-0
Traditional
A scoundrel haunted by scandal…
After being wounded in the Peninsular War, Captain Desford Cardros returns home with plans for revenge against the man who swore Cardros stole the legendary family gem, the Cardros Ruby. That man is his brother. But an injured rider-and his beautiful sister-pull Cardros into their more pressing problems; someone seems set on murdering young Lord Seaford. Caught up with the lovely Helena’s schemes to catch a murderer, Cardros can’t resist the attraction to her. But Helena is a woman already half-promised to his brother-and a lady who has little use for rogues such as him.
A lady expected to marry well…
As the granddaughter of an earl, Helena Seaford knows her duty to marry well-and she has Lord Althorn courting her. But her brother’s death would leave her a rich woman, so how can she trust any man’s interest when her brother is threatened by mysterious accidents. Now she has one man courting her and another flirting with her, but can she trust either with her heart-or her brother’s life? She has no answers, other than to follow her heart, wherever it may lead.
A fabulous ruby, secrets to hide, and a star-crossed love…
During a killing Yorkshire winter frost, a country house part becomes host to hidden truths that must come out, to a romance that may be doomed, and to a life that might be forfeit.
www.shannondonnelly.com
www.facebook.com/sdwriter
www.twiter.com/sdwriter
May 1, 2013

Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman by Wareeze Woodson

Conduct Unbecoming of a GentlemanSoul Mate Publishing
Regency Historical
A young widow struggles against the laws of the era to remain in her young son’s life. In light of the prejudices held by her son’s new guardian against beautiful blonds, will he help her against a jewel thief or let her perish at the hands of her husband’s killer.
Available in print later through Soul Mate Publishing.com, Amazon.com, B&N
www.wareezewoodson.com
wareezewoodson@yahoo.com
May 2013

Highlander’s Hope by Collette Cameron

Highlander's HopeSoul Mate Publishing, ISBN 9781619351974
Regency Historical
Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn’t dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He’s determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress, Yvette Stapleton, is certain of one thing; marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn’t recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London’s docks, but Lord Sethwick’s passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony. On a mission to stop a War Office traitor, Ewan draws Yvette into deadly international intrigue. To protect her, he exploits Scottish law, declaring her his lawful wife-without benefit of a ceremony. Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, “I do.” Will Ewan’s manipulation cost him her newfound love?
Available in print later
http://soulmatepublishing.com,
http://collettecameron.com
http://blueroseromance.com
@Collette_Author
http://facebook.com/collettecameronauthor
May 2013

The English Lily by Kae Elle Wheeler

The English LilyWild Rose Press, ISBN: 978-1-61217-731-1
1790s Historical w/magical element (30k)
Lady Kendra Frazier is devastated. The love of her life just married another, and now all she desires is to be as far away as possible. Viscount Lawrie, Joseph Pinetti Gray, is facing financial ruin and needs a wealthy heiress.  Luckily for him, Kendra’s impetuous nature has handed him the fortuity he requires to save his family’s downfall. But Joseph’s carefully cultivated plans come to a grinding halt when he finds himself falling in love for what should have only been a marriage of convenience. How does an old cursed doll help?
http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5177
http://klwheeler.com
http://kathylwheeler.com
http://twitter.com/kathylwheeler  (@kathylwheeler)
http://facebook.com/kathylwheeler
May 2013
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15
May

Article 7:   On Revision by Gaelen Foley

Last month, Gaelen Foley, best-selling romance author, shared her secrets for getting that first draft of your novel down on paper without driving yourself around the bend. This month, she tackles the other component of her writing technique, revising that first draft. It is during this phase that she describes how you can add layers of richness to your story that would not have been possible the first time through. And for those who are planning to write another novel after this WIP, she shares the secret of why the ending of this book is so important to that next book.

8
Apr

New Releases from Beau Monde Authors

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

 

Madeline’s Protector by Vanessa Riley

Madeline's ProtectorPelican Book Group
Inspirational Regency
If all young men leapt off a cliff, Madeline St. James wouldn’t care. Yet, a chance meeting and a bullet wound change everything. She must trust the Good Shepherd has led her to marry a dashing stranger, Lord Devonshire. Can they forge a true bond before the next disaster strikes?

http://www.christianregency.com/
http://www.christianregency.com/blog/ & http://www.infinitecharacters.com/
@vanessariley
facebook: christianregency
Also available in ebook and audiobook April 19, 2013

 

 

 

Secrets of a Runaway Bride by Valerie Bowman

Secrets of a Runaway BrideSt. Martin’s Press, 978-1250008961
Regency Historical
RT Book Reviews 4.5 stars, TOP PICK!

THE THRILL OF ESCAPE
Miss Annie Andrews is finally free to marry the man she loves. With her overprotective sister out of the country on her honeymoon, nothing can prevent her flight to Gretna Greene-nothing, that is, but an abduction by the wrong gentleman.

THE SWEETNESS OF SURRENDER
When Jordan Holloway, the Earl of Ashbourne, promised to look after his best friend’s sister-in-law, he didn’t realize she would prove so difficult. But when he spirits her away to his country house to prevent her elopement, he discovers that the tempting beauty knows how to put up a fight. To make matters worse, he’s stuck playing the role of honorable protector…when what he really wants is to run away with her himself.
http://www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
http://www.Twitter.com/@ValerieGBowman
http://www.Facebook.com/ValerieBowmanAuthor
April 2013

Sweet Madness by Heather Snow

Sweet MadnessNAL Signet Eclipse ISBN-13: 978-0451239679
Regency historical with mystery

There’s a fine line between love and insanity…

Ever since her husband’s sudden and tragic death, Lady Penelope Bridgeman has dedicated herself to studying maladies of the mind, particularly those of soldiers returning from the Napoleonic Wars, but Gabriel Devereaux’s unpredictable episodes are like none she’s ever seen. Even though she knows the folly of loving a broken man, she can’t help herself from trying to save him, no matter the cost…

“In this emotional, compassionate romance…the powerful love story will sweep readers away.”
~RT BookReviews, 4 1/2 stars

“The brilliance ofSweet Madness shines strongly and completely. Heather Snow is cutting edge…a master storyteller. Sweet Madness is a magnificent story.”
~Book Obsessed Chicks 5 stars

http://www.HeatherSnowBooks.com
http://www.twitter.com/HeatherSnowRW
http://www.facebooks.com/AuthorHeatherSnow
April 2, 2013

 

A Beastly Scandal by Shereen Vedam

A Beastly ScandalImaJinn Books, 978-1-61026-124-1
Regency Historical (fairytale-inspired)
“A treat to enjoy!”  Jo Beverley, Author of A Scandalous Countess

A BELLE OF THE BALL…

Lady Annabelle Marchant was a belle of the ball in London until she used her psychical senses to save a man’s life.  She failed miserably, leaving him dead and her disgraced.  All she wants now is a chance to comfort his widow by cleansing the woman’s home of her husband’s restless spirit.  But the widow’s son, the beastly Lord of the Manor, accuses her of coming to the wilds of Cheshire to snag him as a husband.  Thoroughly disgusted, she is bent on proving him wrong.

…BECOMES PERSONA NON-GRATA…

Lord Rufus Marlesbury, the Earl of Terrance, is suspected of murdering his father.  He has come home to clear his name by finding the real killer before the new year or the king has promised that Rufus will be called in front of the House of Lords to answer for the crime.  He does not have time to waste fending off a marriage-minded miss who has inveigled an invitation to his home by playing on his grief-stricken mother’s worst fears.

…WHEN A MURDERER IS ON THE RAMPAGE

With an unruly manor ghost terrorizing the occupants and corpses piling up in the village, Belle must find a way to see the man beneath the beast and Rufus must learn to believe in the love of a woman who has no reason to trust him.  Only by working together can they stop a vengeful ghost before it torments the guests or before the killer strikes again.
http://www.shereenvedam.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ShereenVedam
@ShereenVedam     https://twitter.com/ShereenVedam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFVC4czHOw&feature=youtu.be
Late March, 2013

 

Never to Part by Joan Vincent

Never to PartDe Rigueur Press   ebook 978-0-9852913-4-1
Regency Paranormal
The Dremore Legend promises treasure but more importantly, enduring love. When treachery threatens the current Lord Dremore, the family ghosts contrive to aid him. Daphne, our heroine, who believes Dremore responsible for her brother’s huge gaming losses, is desperate to find the treasure. As they follow the clues ever closer to the treasure they risk losing their lives, the treasure, and most of all their hearts.
Available at RegencyReads.com  http://tinyurl.com/cs8lkxe
www.joanvincent.net
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joan-Vincent/417333368316017
A very limited number of print books are available at http://joanvincent.net/booksNever.php
Late March, 2013

 

 

The Rake to Redeem Her by Julia Justiss

Rake to RedeemBook 2 of The Ransleigh Rogues
Harlequin Historical
ISBN:  0373297335
Regency Historical
Will Ransleigh wants to track down the woman who ruined his cousin’s diplomatic career and bring her back to England to absolve Max. But Elodie Lefevre hasn’t survived revolution, war and poverty to bow to the wishes of any man.  “Justiss brings an infamous seductress together with an unreformed rogue and lets the sparks fly.” -Romantic Times Magazine
–An RT KISS award to hero Will Ransleigh
www.juliajustiss.com
@juliajustiss
www.facebook.com/juliajustiss
April 2013

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Feb

New EBook Releases from the Beau Monde

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

 

 

An Arranged Valentine by Kadee McDonald

anarrangedvalentine-300dpi - CopyAurora Regency (an imprint of Musa Publishing)
Traditional Regency Novella
In the coldest days of February, can St. Valentine create enough heat to melt two hearts into one?
Miss Penelope Braxton has never met either sensible George Harburton or his dashing younger brother, Henry, but she agrees to grant her dying father peace of mind by considering marriage to one of them.ˇ
The advantage of the match for the brothers is evident in the form of Miss Braxton’s substantial dowry. But her money takes second place when both George and Henry realize the extent of Penelope’s courage, wit, and devotion.
Will either gentleman be able to compose the perfect poetry to win Penelope’s heart?
www.MusaPublishing.com (Category: Aurora Regency)
www.KadeeMcDonald.com
http://www.auroraregency.blogspot.com
@KadeeMcDonald
Facebook: Kadee McDonald author

 

Heroes Returned Trilogy by Ava Stone

Heroes Returned2Night Shift Publishing,ˇ9781301560349
Regency Historical
Three officers return to England following the Napoleonic Wars. This is a compilation of three books. MY FAVORITE MAJOR – More than just his honor urges Major Philip Moore to protect a pretty damsel in distress from the wicked intentions of the girl’s villainous ex-fiance. THE ENGLISH LIEUTENANT’S LADY – ˇLieutenant Tristan Avery returns home from war and promptly falls in love with his brother’s fiancee. Now he’s caught between his love and his honor. TO CATCH A CAPTAIN – Rakish Captain Russell Avery thinks he’s found the perfect distraction to keep his mind off his recent troubles. Unfortunately, the maid in question is more than he bargained for.ˇ
http://www.avastoneauthor.com/
http://www.ladyscribes.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/Ava_Stone
http://www.facebook.com/AvaStoneAuthor
Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks

 

An Encounter At the Museum by Claudia Dain, Michelle Marcos, Deb Marlowe, Ava Stone

British MuseumNight Shift Publishing
Regency Historical Anthology
In CLAUDIA DAIN’s A Chance Encounter – Jamie Caversham is a bastard, quite literally. He is bound for Canada and a new life after one last visit to the British Museum . . . where he meets Elizabeth Ardenzy. Elizabeth is betrothed (nearly), her life planned to perfection by her father. Unless a bastard convinces her to run away to Canada first.ˇˇ
In MICHELLE MARCOS’s Bad Luck Encounter – Anyone would think that a bookish spinster with bad eyesight has had her share of bad luck.ˇ But when “accidents” begin to happen just as her younger sister is trying to find a husband, Isha Elmwood spots the perpetrator: Mr. Bad Luck himself.ˇ Trouble is, she’s the only one who can see him.ˇ Isha must find a way to put a stop to this handsome knave without subjecting herself to the worst luck of all: losing her heart.
In DEB MARLOWE’s An Unexpected Encounter – Tall, practical girls might not be worth much in a man’s world, but Miss Lisbeth Moreton knows she’s worth more than the squire’s prized heifer. ˇTo change her fate, she’s run off to a date with destiny at the British Museum. ˇHer would-be swain never shows, but an unexpected encounter with Lord Cotwell and his lonely ward might lead to altogether new prospects . . . and perhaps to love.
In AVA STONE’s Encounter with an Adventurer – Lucinda Potts would do just about anything to get out of her brother’s home and out from under her hateful sister-in-law’s thumb. After an encounter with the gadabout and notorious Lord Brookfield, Lucy is more determined than ever to escape London for a life of adventure. Unfortunately, the his lordship seems just as determined to stand firmly in her way.ˇ
http://www.claudiadain.com
http://www.michellemarcos.com
http://www.debmarlowe.com
http://avastoneauthor.comˇ
Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks

 

A Dangerous Dalliance by Regina Scott

dangerous_kdpTraditional Regency
When art teacher Hannah Alexander agrees to accompany four of her students
on a country house visit before Easter, she never dreams of entering into a
dalliance with the owner, David Tenant, the handsome new Earl of Brentfield.
But one moment in David’s company, and she’s in danger of losing her heart.
And as events unfold at Brentfield, Hannah quickly learns that loving David
comes at a price, to her future plans of being a portrait painter, to her
position as a teacher, and to her very life.ˇ A clean romance set in the
Regency, with a touch of romantic suspense.
www.reginascott.comˇ
www.nineteenteen.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/authorreginascott
Available at Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble

 

Miss Parker’s Ponies by Victoria Hinshaw

PonyFinal copyTraditional Regency
Miss Caroline Parker must find a husband with a substantial fortune. Captain Thomas Ogden needs a mate with a large inheritance. Caroline’s aunt provides a list of Eligibles: men with handsome incomes. Thomas’s mama has a list of Suitables: rich young ladies ripe for marriage. When they discover their mutual pursuit, Tom and Caro pledge to help find each other the right match.
But as the London Season whirls, they find a multitude of complaints about each candidate for the other’s hand. They discover a shocking fact: neither can bear to lose the other…love has caught them unawares.
www.victoriahinshaw.com
www.onelondonone.blogspot.com
@summitwahl
www.tinyurl.com/azlgald
e-book release of a Zebra 2002 novel

 

The Shamrock and the Rose by Regan Walker

Shamrock_COVER_smallerBoroughs Publishing Group
Regency Historical
Set in London in 1818, it’s the story of Rose Collingwood, daughter of a baron, who wanted to play Portia in The Merchant of Venice. To accept the part at the Theatre-Royal at Hay-Market, the very proper young lady assumed the disguise of Miss Lily Underwood, the actress. Who knew all of London would soon be at her feet sending her love notes? One such Valentine goes awry only to be found by the dashing Irish barrister, Morgan O’Connell. Though he would have seduced the actress, Morgan must court the lady. Given three choices much like Portia’s suitors, can she resist the handsome Irish rogue?
http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com/
http://reganromancereview.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/RegansReview
http://www.facebook.com/regan.walker.104

 

Embracing Scandal by Suzi Love

Embracing_Scandal_coverCrimson Romance -ˇISBN 1440560498ˇ(ISBN13:ˇ9781440560491)
Regency Historical
After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca’s calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin.ˇ
The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has returned to London after five years on the continent extending his family’s shipping interests. He’s shunned his privileged London life and his father’s unbending attitudes, and becomes committed to employing the spying tactics he learned on the continent to help Becca indict the syndicate and using his skills as a lover to seduce her into his bed.ˇ
ˇBut how will Cayle be able to convince Becca, a determinedly self-sufficient spinster, that he can be more to her than just a protector?
http://www.suzilove.com
Twitter: suzilove
Facebook: Suzi Love Author

20
Feb

The Pantiles or Where the Duke Slipped ……..   By Michele Ann Young

Today, in the follow-up post to her article on Royal Tunbridge Wells, Regency romance author, Michele Ann Young, aka Ann Lethbridge, shares her knowledge of Pantiles, a unique feature of that spa town. If you have never been to Royal Tunbridge Wells, you may be quite unaware of the existence of this historic item with multiple royal connections. Here is your chance to learn all about them.

17
Feb

Royal Tunbridge Wells   By Michele Ann Young

Today’s article is by Michele Ann Young, aka Ann Lethbridge, Regency romance author and one-time resident of the famous spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. More recently, she spent some time there on a research trip and provides us with a series of questions and answers regarding the history of this charming town in western Kent. She also explains why the town should never be called "Royal" in any stories set there during the Regency.

And so, the answers to your questions about Tunbridge Wells …

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