Posts Tagged: Historical Romance

Apr 27 2016
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How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell – Guest Post

How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell – Guest Post

I always love reading the posts from Avon with photos of writer’s desks. This one from Christy Carlyle was so sweet! http://avonromance.com/christy-carlyle-desk/ She has this adorable porcelain thimble set that belonged to her grandma. I’m a laptop gal so my desk kind of moves with me all over the house and into the yard. But when I do sit down at a desk this is usually what it looks like.

Yes. Utter and total chaos. Stacks of dog-eared, post-it noted, and well-loved romance novels. Reference books for all that historical research. My trusty laptop. My trusty Burt’s Bees and Body Butter. And, oh yeah, just for authenticity’s sake, I had to include a glass of wine. Because if …

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Nov 23 2015
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The Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell – Excerpt + Giveaway @maxwellcathy @tastybooktours

The Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell – Excerpt + Giveaway @maxwellcathy @tastybooktours

The Match of the Century by Cathy Maxwell
Marrying the Duke #1
Releasing November 24, 2015
Avon Books

In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing…until the return of a rake throws a bride’s plans— and heart—into a tailspin.

Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London’s most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict.

Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet “family obligations,” now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling squire the only woman he has ever loved. Joining the army saved …

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Nov 18 2015
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No Groom At The Inn by Megan Frampton – Excerpt + Giveaway @meganf @tastybooktours

No Groom At The Inn by Megan Frampton – Excerpt + Giveaway @meganf @tastybooktours

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THE DUKES GUIDE TO CORRECT BEHAVIOR

NO GROOM AT THE INN

Dukes Behaving Badly #2.5

Megan Frampton

Releasing Nov 10th, 2015

Avon Books

In this Dukes Behaving Badly holiday novella, a young lady entertains a sudden proposal of marriage-to a man she’s only just met.

What does a lady do when a man she’s never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn’t scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what’s her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens?

James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He’s faced danger and …

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Nov 17 2015
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The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean – Blitz, Map, Excerpt, #Giveaway @sarahmaclean

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean – Blitz, Map, Excerpt, #Giveaway @sarahmaclean

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean

Lady Sophie’s Society Splash
When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn’t saving her from ruin . . . it’s filled with it.

Rogue’s Reign of Ravishment!
Kingscote, “King,” the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, resulting in a reputation far worse than the truth, a general sense that he’s more pretty face than proper gentleman, and an irate summons home …

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Aug 27 2015
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When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare – Excerpt + Giveaway @tessadare @avonbooks

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare – Excerpt + Giveaway @tessadare @avonbooks

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
Castles Ever After Book 3
Avon – August 25, 2015

On the cusp of her first London season, Miss Madeline Gracechurch was shy, pretty, and talented with a drawing pencil, but hopelessly awkward with gentlemen. She was certain to be a dismal failure on the London marriage mart. So Maddie did what generations of shy, awkward young ladies have done: she invented a sweetheart.

A Scottish sweetheart. One who was handsome and honorable and devoted to her, but conveniently never around. Maddie poured her heart into writing the imaginary Captain MacKenzie letter after letter . . . and by pretending to be devastated when he was (not really) killed in battle, she managed to …

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Apr 29 2015
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All's Fair in Love and Scandal by Caroline Linden – Review + Giveaway

All's Fair in Love and Scandal by Caroline Linden – Review + Giveaway

Okay…page 1, word 1, I fall in love with this novella. All’s Fair in Love and Scandal by Caroline Linden is just fantastic. I love regency historicals, and this one is too delicious to put down. Douglas and Madeline are just perfect. Sigh. I wanted to stay inside this novella forever!

I have not read the other books in this series, but I have a feeling I would enjoy them. I absolutely adored this short foray into Caroline Linden’s Scandalous series. The author really does a fantastic job in telling a complete story in this novella. I didn’t feel lost with the characters or the world created. I didn’t want to get out of my seat until I finished this …

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Mar 23 2015
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The Elusive Lord Everhart by Vivienne Lorret – Review, Guest Post + Giveaway

The Elusive Lord Everhart by Vivienne Lorret – Review, Guest Post + Giveaway

Vivienne answers the question “Do you know the ending before you start?”

In writing romance, I know it will end with happily ever after. As for the final scene in the story, however, no, I don’t usually know. Most of the time, I have a vague impression of the characters, and the setting before I even start the writing process. But a story really takes shape when I figure out the dark moment between the hero and heroine.

It may seem a little morbid to get a thrill out of discovering how to rip your characters’ world to shreds, but I have the best of intentions. In THE ELUSIVE LORD EVERHART there are two dark moments. While writing those …

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Jan 12 2015
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Captivated by His Kiss – Historical Romance Anthology Blitz Review + Giveaway

Captivated by His Kiss – Historical Romance Anthology Blitz Review + Giveaway

Captivated by His Kiss

by Cheryl Bolen, Bronwen Evans, Barbara Montajem,
Collette Cameron, Wendy Vella, Heather Boyd,
and Lauren Smith

Genre: Historical Romance/Regency

Release Date: January 12, 2015

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cheryl Bolen and USA Today Bestselling Author Bronwen Evans are joined by Barbara Monajem, Collette Cameron, Wendy Vella, Heather Boyd, and Lauren Smith in this exciting collection of short regency romances. Be CAPTIVATED BY HIS KISS in these seven emotional stories of second chances, scandalous wagers, and the quest for true love. Lose yourself again and again in beautifully written romance.

Cheryl Bolen ~ His Lordship’s Vow

Bronwen Evans ~ To Wager the Marquis of Wolverstone

Barbara Monajem ~ The Christmas Knot

Collette Cameron ~ Bride of Falcon

Wendy Vella ~ Christmas Wishes

Heather Boyd ~ …

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Jan 12 2015
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How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy by Vanessa Kelly- Excerpt + Giveaway

How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy by Vanessa Kelly- Excerpt + Giveaway

How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy by Vanessa Kelly
Renegade Royals # 3
Published January 6th, 2014
Zebra / Kensington

Whether as spies or lovers, the Renegade Royals—illegitimate sons of England’s Royal Princes—are bold, skillful, and a force to be reckoned with…

A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William’s former sweetheart. Will can’t believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body’s instinctive response to hers…

Just as Evie’s life is finally coming together, …

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