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28
May

Registration for Mini Conference & Soiree

Just a reminder that registration is open for the Beau Monde’s mini conference!

Quick details: The conference will be held Wednesday, July 23rd in San Antonio (kicking off the national RWA conference!). Registration includes breakfast, lunch (featuring our keynote speaker Vicky Dreiling) and delicious treats at the soiree, plus access to six Regency-themed workshops!

For more information (and to register) check out the link here: http://main.thebeaumonde.com/resources/annual-conference. Early Bird prices available until June 15, 2014. Full conference fees include breakfast, lunch and soiree (available separately).

We hope to see you there!

27
Jul

More 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

 

At The Duke’s Wedding (A Romance Anthology) by Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale

At The Duke's Wedding

Self-published
Regency Historical
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem–and romance. Four authors, four couples, four deliciously romantic surprises. When it comes to love, anything can happen…
www.atthedukeswedding.com

June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

How To Marry A Highlander by Katharine Ashe

How To Marry A Highlander

Avon Impulse
Regency Historical novella
With seven troublesome half-sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads has one problem: he’s broke. With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local vicar in sight, Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth has one dream: to wed the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball. How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she’s the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her. But when Duncan gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can’t meet-one month-Teresa sets terms too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .

http://www.KatharineAshe.com
http://www.TheBallroomBlog.com
http://www.twitter.com/KatharineAshe
http://www.facebook.com/KatharineAsheAuthor
July 30, 2013

 

Miss Watson’s First Scandal by Heather Boyd

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LLD Press, 978-0-9875614-0-4
Regency Historical
Overworked London banker David Hawke has two goals for his week in the seaside town of Brighton: one, demand repayment of a debt without losing a valued friendship and two, relax for the remaining holiday without further distractions-except he encounters his friend’s newly confident younger sister. Abigail Watson is flirty, bold, and determined David will agree to her bargain and save her brother from debtor’s prison. But is her game to prevent him from calling in the debt, or are her sweet kisses a sign she is after a much greater prize instead?

www.heather-boyd.com
https://twitter.com/Heather_Boyd
https://www.facebook.com/HeatherBoydRomanceAuthor

July 2013
 

Rosalyn’s Ring by Alina K. Field

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Soul Mate Publishing
Traditional
When her father’s lucky ring slips through her fingers, an impoverished noblewoman must make her own Christmas miracle.

http://alinakfield.com/
https://twitter.com/AlinaKField
July 2013

 

 

 

 

 

The Wicked Groom by April Kihlstrom

The Wicked Groom

originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When the Duke of Berenford becomes engaged to a woman he has never seen, what better way to catch a glimpse of his betrothed than by masquerading as a groom who most definitely does not know his place?
“Ms. Kihlstrom creates an engaging romance within a scintillating farce that will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart.”–RT
* * * * *—Heartland Critiques
“The book could not be more aptly titled. It is wickedly delightful. .. I dare anyone to read a paragraph about the intensity and feeling in Jeremy’s eyes and not want to be taken into his arms yourself. “– RENDEZVOUS

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

June 2013

The Widowed Bride by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When Annabelle is widowed on her wedding day, she has no one to turn to but the mysterious David Carlton. But he is the heir and she cannot help but wonder if he was behind Richard’s death and whether loving him will destroy her as well.
“…another exciting Regency from the pen of one of the genres best writers. Her writing style, which is extremely well paced, always manages to bring the characters and setting alive. There is an enchanting heroine, a sensuous hero, and the always delightful Miss Tibbles. While this is a series about the Westcott daughters and their indomitable Governess, Miss Tibbles, each book can and does stand well on its own. But why deprive yourself; buy THE WICKED GROOM, the first book and indulge yourself.”–Pat Kersten, RENDEZVOUS
* * * * *—Heartland Critiques

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

June 2013

An Honorable Rogue by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Lady Barbara wagers that she can successfully masquerade for one night as a barmaid in London. But how could she know that in that single night she would lose both her heart and her innocence to the notorious Lord Farrington?
“Ms. Kihlstrom has written yet another gem. This book contains everything a reader could want–humor, dastardly villain, passion, an achingly vulnerable yet strong hero, and a trusting, spirited heroine. The mixture is heady and delightful. Another engaging romance by a master of the genre.” RENDEZVOUS
**** “April Kihlstrom’s comedy of manners goes far beyond etiquette and appearances. This riches-to-rags and back story is bold in its depiction of society and its ways of love. If you want adventure, intrigue, and just some good fun, pick up this book. It’ll fill the bill.” –AFFAIRE DE COEUR

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

June 2013

The Reluctant Thief by April Kihlstrom

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/>originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When Rebecca rescues a street sweeping vagabond and brings him home, her family is appalled. When he steals her heart, she doesn’t know where to turn. But with the Westcotts, nothing is ever quite what it seems.
Winner 1998 New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award
Ms. Kihlstrom once again delivers a delightful Regency read. This one has a heroine who is soft hearted and caring and a hero who believes he is not deserving of these qualities. Rebecca, for all her kind heartedness does not lack grit. I love this series and cannot wait for the stories of Penelope and the irrepressible Miss Tibbles. Curl up and enjoy an excellent read. RENDEZVOUS

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

June 2013
 

An Outrageous Proposal by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
No man is ever going to tell Penelope what to do–no way, no how, not ever! To avoid marriage she is willing to enter into a false betrothal with a man who despises marriage as much as she does, only to discover it seems she loves the one man who cannot love her. Note: This is the book with Uncle Frederick–a character who was considered somewhat controversial at the time.
Heartland Critiques–5 Gold Stars–”…Quite a wonderful finale to this family with the characters remaining true….”
“This frothy delight has rare appeal and freshness for the Regency connoisseur.”–RT

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

June 2013

 

 

Miss Tribbles’ Folly by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Miss Tibbles. Colonel Merriweather. Both accustomed to command. What happens when they turn their attention to one another? Love, intrigue, interference from friends and family, all conspire to make certain their courtship is not an easy one!
5 Gold Stars–Heartland Critiques “…It is rare that a series can maintain as high a quality as this one has. The characters are a joy and so is the dialogue.”

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

June 2013

 

 

 

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Miss Tribbles Investigates by April Kihlstrom

originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
When Miss Tibbles visits a former pupil she expects a quiet country retreat–not a dead body to appear! And Julian and Pamela soon discover she is their greatest ally–both in matters of mystery and of the heart. First in a series of murder mystery Regency romances. By the author of the acclaimed Westcott and Langford series.
“…Ms. Kihlstrom as a nice way of putting suspense into a traditional Regency novel featuring a remarkable heroine that gets to the heart of the matter with her brilliant deductions. April Kihlstrom has a most captivating character in Miss Tibbles!”–Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor

July 2013

Miss Tibbles Interferes by April Kihlstrom

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originally Signet, now by the author, as an ebook
Traditional Regency
Colonel and Mrs. Merriweather (the former Miss Tibbles) are invited to the British Museum to sort out artifacts from the war. But nothing goes as planned. They must unravel a murder mystery as well as help the curator’s daughter, Ariel, discover the truth about the mysterious Captain William Stanfield
” …Whether or not one has read those previous stories of this undauntable governess giving cupid a helping hand, fans of Regency romance are sure to enjoy this lively tale with its nonstop action and the author’s usual charming narrative.”–Marcie McQuillan, Romance Reviews Today

www.aprilkihlstrom.com
@AprilKihlstrom
www.facebook.com/AprilKihlstromauthor
July 2013

 

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20
Jul

New Releases from Beau Monde Members

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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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30
Jun

TBM Forum:   Working on the Web Round-Up

This month, in the Working on the Web section of the Beau Monde forum, just in time for those authors preparing for the RWA Conference later this summer, members have shared additional sources for promotional materials. These new sources specialize in providing a host of promotional materials for authors and their books, for conferences, book signings and other opportunities for promoting your books. Log in to the Working on the Web forum area to learn more about these recommended promotional vendors.

Another article in the Working on the Web forum explains how to set your personal search preferences when using the Google search engine. In this article, you will learn how you can filter adult content from your search results, if you wish. You will also learn how to manage Google’s search predictions and how to control how many search results are delivered to you on each results page, among other search preferences.

Next month, the Working on the Web forum will include an article on how take advantage of the advanced search features which are offered by Google. With advanced search, you can refine your search to ensure you get the most relevant results possible.

If you are not yet a Beau Monde member, and would like to join us, please visit our Membership page for details.

27
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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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

11
Jan

Featured Beau Monde Author – Susana Ellis

 

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

 

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

 

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

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3
Jan

Blame it on Writer’s Block   By Cheryl Bolen

Or not.

It turns out that Cheryl Bolen is the founder of Society for the Prevention of the Writer’s Block Myth. Today, this best-selling romance author explodes that myth and shares a number of tips on how to entice your muse to perch on your shoulder and help you to write that next chapter of your WIP. She also reveals the secret known to all successfully published authors on how to finish that next book

27
Dec

December EBook Releases from Beau Monde Authors

Lady Writing at DeskNew Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde Chapter

 ( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.

 

 

The Persistent Earl by Gail Eastwood

Penguin Intermix, Signet Regency Reissue
Traditional Regency (with a thread of suspense)
Nursing a wounded war hero back to health is no task for a reclusive young widow, especially when he is the Earl of Devenham, a notorious rake. Lady Phoebe Brodfield already helps to care for her young niece and nephews, but she is in no position to refuse. He has never known true love, and betrayed in marriage, she never wants to know it again. Can these two damaged souls heal each other? Unsuspected and escalating danger puts both their lives at risk, and they must solve a riddle from Phoebe’s past to have a chance for a future bright with love.
Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee (1995) –Romantic Times
“ROMY” Award finalist –A Little Romance
“A fast-paced plot and well-drawn characterizations combine into a wonderfully delightful read…” –Affaire de Coeur
“…the reader won’t be able to stop until all is revealed…:–Rendezvous
www.gaileastwoodauthor.com /
www.twitter.com/GEastwoodAuthor /
www.facebook.com/gaileastwoodauthor

 

Five Golden Rings CoverFive Golden Rings (Five Author Holiday Anthology eBook including Karen Erickson)

Avon Impulse/Harper Collins, 9780062264992
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Five-Golden-Rings-Collection-ebook/dp/B009CX9VR4
Barnes & Noble link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/five-golden-rings-sophie-barnes/1113013109
Historical
The Duke of Ashton has had three years to plan for his perfect Christmas present—the Lady Eleanor Fitzsimmons as his wife. Now, all he has to do is convince the reluctant lady…(novella entitled HIS PERFECT GIFT)
http://karenerickson.com
http://karenerickson.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/karenerickson
http://facebook.com/karenericksonwritesromance

 

Stolen Away CoverStolen Away by Shannon Donnelly

A Regency Novella

Cool Gus Publishing
Traditional Regency (Novella)
Tangled lies…and even more tangled hearts…
As the mastermind behind her cousin’s London success, Audrey Colbert has even managed to obtain a proposal from the elusive Marques of Arncliffe. But when the bride-to-be is stolen away by a fortune hunter, Audrey sets out to fetch her back…only to run into Arncliffe. Audrey tells one set of fibs and then another, but Arncliffe insists on accompanying her. As she comes to know the man behind the title, Audrey realizes the truth…she really wants Arncliffe for herself.
Conner, Lord Arncliffe, resisted every matchmaking attempt in the belief that someday he would fall in love. When a dazzling beauty crossed his path, it was the letters she wrote…charming, funny, warm letters…that captured his heart. However, meeting up with his bride’s cousin, Audrey, on the road, he soon realizes she wrote him those letters. Now, how can he honorably break his engagement to the wrong woman so he can court the right one?
sd-writer.com
twitter.com/sdwriter
facebook.com/sdwriter

 

Silver Links CoverSilver Links by Shannon Donnelly

A Regency Novella

Cool Gus Publishing
Traditional Regency (Novella)
The perfect marriage gone perfectly wrong…
Olivia has what seem the ideal marriage to the rising politician, Lord Duncastle. But when she lets slip a secret to the wrong person, the gossip damages his trust in her—and her marriage. How can she mend the broken links of their love?
Swept away by a whirlwind romance, Layton, Lord Duncastle, fears now that he acted too fast and chose a wife who will ruin him. Malicious gossip destroyed his father’s ambitions—and now he fears he is repeating his father’s mistakes. Can he find it in him to give his wife a second chance—or will he remake his marriage into a loveless match for the sake of his political career?
sd-writer.com
twitter.com/sdwriter
facebook.com/sdwriter

 

Cavershams Bride CoverCaversham’s Bride by Sandy Raven

Sandy Raven LLC, 978-1-939359-0-1 (CreateSpace)
Sold into slavery by the men who were supposed to kill her, Angelia Gualtiero must now convince the man who purchased her to help her. Lia would do anything to save her little brother from her murderous aunt, even marry a man she knows wants nothing more than use of her body.
Marcus Renfield Halden, Ninth Duke of Caversham, needs an heir to secure his legacy and the futures of his young sisters from a desperate cousin whom he suspects of targeting him in pursuit of the title and fortune. When he sees a woman running from her guard in a market in Tangier, he is at first captivated by her beauty. After Ren learns her story, he’s in awe of her bravery. He then makes Lia an offer she cannot refuse.
Her brother for an heir.
What neither expected was to fall in love.
http://SandyRaven.com
facebook.com/Sandy.Raven.Fan.Page

 

Miss Quinn's Quandary CoverMiss Quinn’s Quandary by Shirley Marks

Montlake Romance, ASIN: B00A22BCY4, 978-1477811818
Traditional Regency
Larissa Quinn travels to Westmoreland to care for her aunt. After the day’s journey, the barn of an inn with a single vacancy is the only place for the weary travelers.
Convinced they will never see one another again and that no one will be the wiser, Larissa steps forward to claim the last room, saying she is newly wed to Sir Randall Trent, baronet.
Both are surprised to be thrown together in London for the Season where life is about to offer Larissa an adventure unlike any she had ever imagined.
www.ShirleyMarks.com
www.CitrusParlor.blogspot.com

 

His Lordship's ChaperoneHis Lordship’s Chaperone by Shirley Marks

Montlake Romance, ISBN-13: 978-1477811825, ASIN: B00A9TMRFS
Traditional Regency
Robert the Marquess of Haverton desires a chaperone to keep from falling prey to the married, widowed, and single ladies of London. The Duchess of Waverly is sympathetic to her son’s predicament and help him find a suitable female to fill the position.
Miss Catherine Hayward accepts this unusual job. She is surprised to find the need to keep her new charge from being compromised is genuine. Soon she finds herself falling for her employer which makes her the exact type of woman from whom he is to be protected.
www.ShirleyMarks.com
www.CitrusParlor.blogspot.com

 

Lady Eugenia's Holiday CoverLady Eugenia’s Holiday by Shirley Marks

Montlake Romance, ISBN-13: 978-1611097726, ASIN: B00A9T63U8
Traditional Holiday Regency
Even though she missed her London Season debut, Lady Eugenia Abbott’s dreams of attending parties and meeting young gentlemen comes true as she travels with her aunt to Brighton for some post-Season gaiety.
Lady Eugenia becomes a social success. She even catches the attention of an elusive duke, whose curious behavior causes her to question his intentions. In her pursuit of the duke, Lady Eugenia stumbles upon a deadly plot that places her life and that of the man she loves in danger. Given time, Eugenia can forgive the duplicity, but what about the betrayal of her heart?
www.ShirleyMarks.com
www.CitrusParlor.blogspot.com

 

To Catch a Captain by Ava Stone

Night Shift Publishing, 9781301183395
Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks
Regency Historical
Still smarting from his brother and former fiancée’s betrayal, rakish Captain Russell Avery arrives at his sister’s Derbyshire estate, looking for something or someone to help soothe his bruised ego. When a pretty little Irish maid stumbles into his chamber one morning, Russell is certain he’s found just the distraction he’s looking for. Well, at least until he learns who the lass truly is and the place she’s to hold in his sister’s household.
www.avastoneauthor.com
www.ladyscribes.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/Ava_Stone
http://www.facebook.com/AvaStoneAuthor

 

Ladies and Gentlemen by Ava Stone

Night Shift Publishing, 9781301799022
Available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks
Regency Historical
A compilation of three connected novellas—A COUNTERFEIT CHRISTMAS SUMMONS (originally in A Summons From Yorkshire). Lady Emma Whitton tricks the object of her desire into attending the holidays at her family’s home. BY ANY OTHER NAME (originally in The Betting Season). Lady Philippa Casemore is supposed to stay far away from wicked Lord St. Austell. If only she remembered what he looked like. MY LORD HERCULES (originally in A Season to Remember). Miss Miranda Bartlett will do anything to locate her missing friend no matter how dangerous. Unfortunately, Lord Harrison Casemore seems determined to thwart her plans and keep her safe at all costs.
www.avastoneauthor.com
www.ladyscribes.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/Ava_Stone
http://www.facebook.com/AvaStoneAuthor

 

Redeeming Jack CoverRedeeming Jack by Kate Pearce

e-book available on kindle, nook, iBook, ARe etc
Regency historical romance.
Disowned and disinherited by his aristocratic family, Jack Llewelyn survives on his wits and his ability to nurse officers returning from the Napoleonic Wars. He is prepared to go to any lengths to clear his name, but fate, and the Duke of Diable Delamere, have different plans for Jack. Soon, he will be hunting a missing spy, discovering old family secrets, and risking his life pursuing a woman who has changed beyond recognition Only then will he be able to face his lost love, ask her forgiveness and finally deserve his very happy ending.
http://www.katepearce.com
http://www.katepearce.com/blog/
twitter /kate4queen
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Pearces-Fan-Page/220636502580?fref=ts

 

The Viscount's Pleasure House CoverThe Viscount’s Pleasure House by Suzi Love

Crimson Romance, an Imprint of F & W Media, 1440560460
amazon: http://amzn.to/VlSGPg
Regency Erotic Historical
In exchange for information about his mother and sisters, London’s most notorious Viscount is coerced into allowing three respectable women to visit his Pleasure Houses. The goal of the ladies is to learn how to hold men’s attention by giving them exquisite pleasure. Each lady comes to the pleasure gardens a little naive, but leaves as knowledgeable as a well schooled courtesan. Though the world-weary viscount falls in head over heels in love with one of the ladies, he struggles to find reasons to convince her to trust him, and to marry him, after their visit to the country Pleasure House is over.
http://www.suzilove.com
Twitter – @suzilove
Facebook – Suzi Love’s Face Book Author Page - http://on.fb.me/NGeZcp
Suzi Love Magazine - http://www.glos.si/suzilove
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16114591-the-viscount-s-pleasure-house

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24
Dec

December Print Releases from Beau Monde Authors

Lady Writing at DeskNew Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde Chapter

 ( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.

 

The Importance of Being Wicked Cover The Importance of Being Wicked by Miranda Neville

Avon, 978-0062199034
Georgian Historical (1800)
The first in a new series
The first in a new series, named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Romances for the fall. Thomas, Duke of Castleton, has every intention of wedding a prim and proper heiress. That is, until he sets eyes on the heiress’s cousin Caro, easily the least proper woman he’s ever met. His devotion to family duty is no defense against the red-headed vixen whose greatest asset seems to be a talent for trouble…
http://www.mirandaneville.com/
http://www.theballroomblog.com
twitter.com/Miranda_Neville/
http://www.facebook.com/MirandaNevilleAuthor

 

Demon's Curse CoverDemon’s Curse by Alexa Egan

Book #1 of The Imnada Brotherhood

Pocket Books, 978-1-4516-7290-9
Regency Paranormal
One of the mythical race of shape-shifting Imnada and a member of an elite military unit, Captain Mac Flannery suffers under a ruthless curse. As the result of a savage massacre on the eve of Waterloo, he and the men he served with are forced to live the hours of darkness trapped as their animal aspects. Now one of them has been murdered, and Mac suspects the existence of the Imnada may finally have been discovered. His only link to unearthing the truth—Bianca Parrino, the beautiful actress whom every man desires.
Forging a new life for herself after escaping the clutches of her abusive husband, Bianca Parrino is once again drawn into violence when a dear friend is brutally murdered and she becomes a suspect in his death. Forced to place her trust and her life in Mac’s hands as they flee a determined killer, Bianca cannot deny she is falling for the mysterious soldier. But will his dark secrets tear them asunder? Or will love be the key to breaking even the cruelest of spells?
www.AlexaEgan.com
www.BlameItOnTheMuse.com
www.twitter.com/AlexaEganBooks
www.facebook.com/AlexaEganBooks

 

A Suitable Wife CoverA Suitable Wife by Louise M. Gouge

Harlequin Love Inspired Historical, 978-0-373-82945-3
Inspirational Regency
An Impossible Attraction
Lady Beatrice Gregory has beauty, brains—and a wastrel brother. With her family fortune squandered, her only chance of a Season is as a lowly companion. London’s glittering balls and parties are bittersweet when Beatrice has no hope of a match. Even when every marriageable miss in London is paraded before him, the only woman to capture Lord Greystone’s attention is the one he shouldn’t pursue. Yet Lady Beatrice may be the only wife to suit his lord’s heart.
4 stars from RT: “This story perfectly portrays the rules of London’s aristocracy, as both the heroine and hero learn lessons in equality and humility.”
http://blog.Louisemgouge.com
Twitter: @Louisemgouge

 

Ripe for Seduction CoverRipe for Seduction by Isobel Carr

Grand Central, 0446572748
Georgian Historical (1800)
The League of Second Sons
A secret society of younger sons, sworn to aid and abet each other, no matter the scandal or cost…
After the scandalous demise of her marriage, Lady Olivia Carlow knows the rakes of the ton will think her fair game. So when a letter arrives bearing an indecent offer from the incorrigible Roland Devere, she seizes the opportunity. Turning the tables on the notorious rogue, she blackmails him into playing her betrothed for the season. But no matter how broad his shoulders or chiseled his features, she will never fall prey to his suave charm.
When Roland boasted he’d be the first into Lady Olivia’s bed, he couldn’t have imagined that behind those brilliant blue eyes lurked a vixen with a scheme of her own. Still, Roland is not about to abandon his original wager. If anything, learning that the lovely Olivia is as bold as she is beautiful makes him more determined to seduce her into never saying “never” again.
“A delightful and erotic page-turner.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review )
***Don’t miss the bonus scene on Isobel’s website!***
www.isobelcarr.com
@IsobelCarr
https://www.facebook.com/isobel.carr

 

A Taste for Scandal CoverA Taste for Scandal by Erin Knightley

Penguin/NAL, 978-0451413475
Regency Historical
A TEMPTING DIVERSION
Things have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh. His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch. So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can’t help but seize the irresistible challenge.
AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP
Jane Bunting knows all about responsibility—she has managed to support herself and her brother with their bakery—but she knows nothing of excitement or passion. When dashing Lord Raleigh crosses the threshold of her shop, she has no idea of the potential danger to her reputation…or to her heart.
AN IMPOSSIBLE MATCH
Neither imagined things would go so far—until the night their worlds collide, irrevocably changing both their lives. But when duty calls for Richard, and with everything Jane’s worked for suddenly at stake, will their taste for scandal be their downfall?
“One of the…most beautifully crafted romances I’ve read in years!” -New York Times Bestselling Author Jillian Hunter
www.ErinKnightley.com
www.Twitter.com/ErinKnightley
www.Facebook.com/ErinKnightley

 

Simple Scandalous CoverSimply Scandalous by Kate Pearce

Kensington Aphrodisia, 978-0-7582-6947-8
Erotic Regency romance
After years of fighting on the continent, Richard Ross has finally returned to London to make peace with his father. And the erotic delights of his stepmother’s Pleasure House provide a welcome distraction for his war-weary heart. But he is shocked to encounter someone there whose resemblance to his lost love leaves him both tempted and tormented…
http://www.katepearce.com
http://www.katepearce.com/blog/
twitter /kate4queen
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Pearces-Fan-Page/220636502580?fref=ts

 

 

 

Recipe for Treason CoverRecipe for Treason by Andrea Penrose

Signet Onyx, 978-0-451-23886-3
Regency-set Historical Mystery
England, 1814. Lady Arianna Hadley and her husband, the Earl of Saybrook, want nothing more than to savor a quiet life embellished by the occasional cup of the finest chocolate. However, when they receive orders to travel to Scotland and capture an elusive traitor, they feel their duty to the Crown must come first.
In a laboratory in Scotland, they discover a dying chemistry professor and cryptic papers hinting at a dangerous new discovery now in enemy hands. Racing against time, Arianna and Saybrook pursue their most cunning and dangerous adversary yet through a complex network of intrigue involving exotic chocolates, daredevil aviators, a missing inventor, and a secret recipe that must be recovered at any cost …
www.andreapenrose.com
http://wordwenches.typepad.com

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6
Aug

Anna Small – Featured Beau Monde Author

Anna Small is today’s Featured Author

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Find Anna at –  www.AnnaSmallBooks.com
Taking A Chance on Forever - now available from www.Bookstrand.com
Tame the Wild Wind - available from www.thewildrosepress.com  
2
Jul

Laurie Alice Eakes – Featured Beau Monde Author

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

Laurie at booksigning

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laurie Alice Eakes Hearts Safe Passage

31
May

TBM Forum:   Working on the Web Round-Up

This month, new articles have been posted in the Working on the Web forum. A search engine optimization article explains how to get the greatest value from the single most important HTML tag on any web page, not only for improving your site’s search engine rankings, but also to enable your visitors to easily return to your site. An article in the safe web surfing category details how to construct strong passwords which will protect your online accounts, yet will be easy to remember, written specifically for romance authors. In this article you will also find a URL to a site recommended by online security experts where you can test your new password for strength. Drop into the Working on the Web section of the forum to learn how to build your own strong passwords, and then share those skills with your family and friends to help keep them safe on the web, too.

Next month, articles planned for the Working on the Web forum include a cautionary tale on the correct use of the keyword tag and a review of a web site which is a massive treasure trove of resources which will be of great value to any historical author, and they are all there, free for the taking.

If you are not yet a Beau Monde member, and would like to join us, please visit our Membership page for details.

24
May

Annual Mini Conference & Soiree!

The Beau Monde’s annual one day mini-conference and soiree will be held Wednesday, July 25th during the RWA National conference at the Anaheim Marriott in California.

Starting with breakfast and the annual general meeting, the conference will include a variety of Regency-themed workshops throughout the day with knowledgeable presenters, including Candice Hern, Isobel Carr and this year’s three time RITA nominee Vicky Dreiling. Our luncheon keynote speaker is the amazing Delilah Marvelle. Plus there will be a silent auction with plenty of Regency-themed items, critiques, etc. for you to bid on!

The evening’s soiree will include music, dancing and the winners announcement of the Royal Ascot writing contest.

Registration fees are as follows:

Soiree Only Member: $60

Soiree Only Non Member: $75

Early Bird Members: $155

Early Bird Non-Members: $175

Regular Members: $170

Regular Non-Members: $190

Early bird registration ends June 15th.

For more information and to register, please visit the conference page.

22
May

New Book Releases – May, 2012

More New Book Releases from authors at The Beau Monde ChapterLady Writing at Desk
 ( Regency historical ) of Romance Writers of America.

RUINED BY RUMOR by Alyssa Everett 
Ruined By Rumor by Alyssa Everett
Regency Historical - Release date May 21

Carina Press, [ASIN] B007BBVC6M

After waiting five years for her fiancé to return from the war and marry her, Roxana Langley has been jilted! She may have longed for excitement, but this was not what she had in mind…

Who could possibly throw over a woman as beautiful and vivacious as Roxana? Certainly not Alex Winslow, the Earl of Ayersley, who has spent years trying in vain to forget his unrequited love. When he learns she’s been abandoned by her cad of a fiancé, he finds himself offering a shoulder for her to cry on. Comfort soon turns into a passionate kiss—and scandal when they are caught in an embrace.

Only one thing will save Roxana from certain ruination: marriage to the earl. The match may save her reputation, but responsible, tongue-tied Ayersley is a far cry from her dashing former fiancé. She’s convinced Ayersley is merely doing his duty…while he’s sure Roxana is still in love with another man. Are they trading one disaster for another?

http://alyssaeverett.com

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INVITATION TO SCANDAL by Bronwen Evans Invitation to Scandal by Bron Evans
Regency Historical – Released 1 May 2012.

Kensington  ISBN: 9780758259219

Her secrets are coming undone… 

Plagued by scandalous rumors, Rheda Kerrich will stop at nothing to restore her reputation and make an honest living for herself-and she’s determined to do it without a husband.

But times are hard, and smuggling is a risky though profitable trade. So when a dashing agent for the English government catches her in the act, she desperately resists his charms and conceals her illicit profession. Until she realizes he may be the key to her ultimate freedom-and unbridled passion.

Rufus Knight, Viscount Strathmore, has never had trouble beguiling the ladies of Kent. When his search for “Dark Shadow,” a cunningly elusive smuggler, leads him to alluring and headstrong Rhe, her objections to his amorous advances merely incite a tantalizing game of cat and mouse. Soon, they’ll find the very secrets driving them apart could ensnare them in a love they can’t escape…

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@authorbevans

A PERILOUS JOURNEY by Gail Eastwood A Perilous Journey by Gail Eastwood
Regency Traditional – Available May 15, 2012

A Regency Romance ebook reissue – Signet Regency (ebook),
Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, itunes.apple.com

Beset by troubles, a young runaway and her twin brother are helped on their journey by a handsome stranger 
who they later learn is the Earl of Brinton. 

Crowded inns, bad weather, thieves and Bow Street Runners in pursuit are not enough to stop either the growing attraction between Gillian Kentwell and the earl or the trio’s progress across the miles to Scotland where Gillian hopes to find freedom and a new life.  

But will even greater setbacks ahead shatter the fragile trust forged on the road and destroy their chances for true happiness?

Gail Eastwood - Winner of the 1994 Golden Leaf Award “Best Regency” and finalist for CoRWA’s Award of Excellence

THE MALORIE PHOENIX  by  Janet Mullany Janet Mullany The Malorie Phoenix
Regency Historical – May 2012

eISBN: 978-1-937776-29-9  Amazon, B&N, Apple

She plays a deadly game, but nothing is as dangerous as love.

Benedict de Malorie, Earl of Trevisan, can never forget the masked woman he met one night at a London pleasure garden. The clever pickpocket stole his heart and his family’s prized jewel – the Malorie Phoenix. But the family treasure reappears in Benedict’s darkest hour, returned by its thief, along with the unexpected gift of his infant daughter.

Believing that she is dying, Jenny Smith leaves her daughter in the custody of the baby’s blueblood father. Seven years later she finds herself in good health and alone, yearning for her only child. To raise enough money to support them both, she takes part in a daring escapade that requires her to impersonate a woman of quality. She fools the ton and Benedict himself.

When Jenny finds herself entangled in a murderous plot against Benedict, the father of her child, her carefully laid plans begin to fall apart. All she wants is her daughter back, but she never thought she’d fall in love with Benedict. Revealing her part in the plot means she will almost certainly lose Benedict and their daughter forever. But continuing to play her role puts them all in terrible danger.

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A MOST NAKED SOLUTION  by Anna Randol   A Most Naked Solution Anna Randol

Regency Historical Novella  -  Release Date - June 2012
Avon Impulse, 978-0-06-211575-1
Sometimes the best solution is found in bed…
 Lady Sophia Harding: Beautiful, Blond, and…capable of murder?
That’s what Lord Camden Grey intends to find out. It is Camden’s duty to uphold the laws of the land.
His neighbor’s pale beauty and winsome grace don’t make her the most likely suspect, but is the innocent and altogether beguiling look in her eyes the truth or is she secretly a scheming seductress?
Lord Camden Grey is entirely too distracting and too smart. Sophia knows that to keep her family’s secrets, she must avoid any entanglements with the powerful and brutally handsome man. But the pull of their mutual desire is all-consuming. Can Sophia trust Camden with the truth when she knows it might kill the love that grows between them?

www.AnnaRandol.com

Twitter: @AnnaRandol

TO RESCUE OR RAVISH?  by Barbara Monajem To Rescue or Ravish by Barbara Monajem
Regency Historical Novella
Harlequin, 978-1-459-23427-7 Release date July, 2012
When heiress Arabella Wilbanks flees a forced betrothal, the last person she expects to find at the reins of her getaway hackney is Matthew Worcester.
It’s been seven long years since they gave in to their mutual desires, but Matt still burns with regret for having to leave her without a word.
He should escort her to safety, but the chance to reclaim her proves impossible to resist…
Barbara Monajem

THE UNREPENTANT RAKE, Available Now
TO RESCUE OR RAVISH? July 2012

A NOTE OF SCANDAL by Nicky Pentilla  A Note of Scandal by Nicky Pentilla
Regency Historical  -  e-book Published May 17th, 2012

Evernight Publishing, 978-1-77130-026-1, asin B0083WA1G0

Available at EvernightAmazon, and Amazon UK

What’s the harm in a little white lie?

Especially when it could carry so much good—a new life for a wounded soldier, catharsis after long years of war, and an opportunity for lady composer Olivia Delancey to finally hear her music played in public.

Newspaper publisher Will Marsh refuses to compound the sins of his father’s generation by taking money to print propaganda. But with the end of the wars in France and America, he needs something new to drive Londoners to grab his paper first. Why not publish the score of the “Tune That Took Waterloo,” by a wounded vet, no less? As Olivia struggles to keep her secrets from this unsuitably alluring publisher, and Will fights to find the truth without losing his hold on this bright-eyed angel who has descended into his life, both discover another sort of truth.

Being the talk of London can be bad—or very, very good.

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A MARRIAGE MADE IN MAYFAIR  by Tamara Gill Marriage Made in Mayfair by Tamara Gill

Regency Romance – Released June 2012
Decadent Publishing   - http://www.decadentpublishing.com/

After a frightful first season, Miss Suzanna March is after one thing, revenge on the elusive rake, Lord Danning.

But with pockets to let, Lord Danning has other ideas and the newly improved Suzanna fits all his credentials as a future wife. But will Suzanna fall for such pretty words from a charmer only after one thing.

Or will Danning prove to Suzanna and himself that she is more than his ticket out of debtor’s prison.

A Good News Announcement from Katharine Ashe
CAPTURED BY A ROGUE LORD won a 2011 Reviewers’ Choice Award for best “Historical Romantic Adventure”.
Plus…. Katharine sold a new trilogy to Avon, plus a novella.
Three (very different) sisters are promised delightful futures by a fortune teller, but only if one manages to marry a prince!
16
May

Spotlight on Barbara Dawson Smith   By Cheryl Bolen

Over the past few years, Cheryl Bolen has been publishing a Spotlight series of biographical sketches of a number of romance writers at her web site. She has graciously allowed us to re-post those biographical sketches here at the Beau Monde blog.

Today, we begin with a biographical sketch of award-winning romance author, Barbara Dawson Smith …

30
Apr

TBM Forum Debut:   Working on the Web

This month, the Beau Monde Chapter of the Romance Writers of America is pleased to announce the debut of a new section in the Chapters/Special Interest Groups area of the myRWA.org forum. This new section is entitled "Working on the Web." It is intended to be a place where Beau Monde members can come to learn, or to share, tips and tricks on how to enhance our outcomes when working on the Internet.

The World Wide Web is now a fact of life for most authors, but we all have different attitudes, needs and levels of experience as we work in the online environment. This new section of the myRWA forum will be devoted to discussing those issues so that members will have one place where they can come to ask questions, get information and/or share it. Thus, we can all better understand and maximize our usage of the Web to our mutual advantage and benefit.

Some of the topics in this new forum will include:

  • Blogging:   Tips and Best Practices
  • eBook Publishing:   Authors’ Advice and Experiences
  • General Web-Related Topics
  • Online Safeguards:   Protecting Your Work & Safe Surfing
  • Search Engine Optimization:   Getting Found on the Web
  • Social Media:   FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter &c.
  • Web Site Usability and Accessibility

This month, articles have been posted in the Working on the Web forum which explain the basic theory of search engine optimization (SEO) and how to select the necessary keywords in order to optimize your own web site. There is also an article which discusses the different digital denizens who inhabit the web and why each group tends to approach the use of the web in different ways. Visit the new Working on the Web forum to determine into which "digital" category you fall.

Next month, articles planned for the new forum include details on taking maximum SEO advantage of the single most powerful HTML tag on any web page, as well as a safe-surfing article on the whys and hows of constructing strong passwords to increase the security of your online accounts. In addition, all Beau Monde members are invited to drop in to this new section of the forum any time, to ask questions, or to share any information you have gleaned in your online travels and adventures.

If you are not yet a Beau Monde member, and would like to join us, please visit our Membership page for details.

23
Apr

What is Nielsen’s BookScan?   By Cheryl Bolen

In today’s article, Cheryl Bolen, award-winning romance author, tells us about Nielsen’s BookScan, which tracks point-of-sale statistics on book sales at a number of retail outlets. This article was written in 2005, and sadly, some of those retail outlets have fallen to the economic pressures of recent years. Nevertheless, publisher’s do use this list to guide many of the decisions they make, including whether or not to acquire another book from one of their authors.

If you are not already aware of the importance of the Nielson BookScan, let Cheryl Bolen explain …

19
Apr

Sophia Nash – Featured Beau Monde Author

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

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

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

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

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

Find Sophia Nash at Web       Facebook

Twitter @SophiaNash1

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