Category Archives: historical romance

NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Lady of Venice by Siobhan Daiko

Title: Lady of Venice
Author: SC Daiko writing as Siobhan Daiko 
Genre: Historical Time-Slip Romance; Historical Mystery and Suspense
Release Date: July 22, 2019
Cover Design: Cover Kitchen
“Two women separated by time, but united by passion and art.”
 
A captivating historical romance, LADY of VENICE will transport you to Italy past and present. An incredible love story from international bestselling author SC Daiko, writing as Siobhan Daiko.
In 1504, Cecilia, a lady of Venice, joins the court of Queen Caterina Cornaro—where she catches the eye of a powerful stranger who will stop at nothing to make her his.
Summer 1989, and Fern, on vacation in Italy to deal with a personal trauma, finds herself pulled back to the sixteenth century and drawn inescapably into Cecilia’s life.
Intrigue and romance flourish at the Queen’s court as Cecilia embarks on a passionate but ill-fated affair with a penniless painter.
 
Luca, a twentieth century Italian architect, notices a resemblance between Fern and the girl in a painting by the artist, Giorgione. He helps Fern cope with her visions while falling increasingly under her spell.
Echoes of the past begin to manifest themselves in the present through a series of startling coincidences, until past and present collide—throwing both Fern and Cecilia into deathly danger.
 
Can Fern stay safe and come to terms with her own past?
This book was previously published as “Lady of Asolo”.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ The Baroness Affair by Jean Wilde

Title: The Baroness Affair
Series: The Scarlet Salon #3
Author: Jean Wilde
Genre: Regency Romance, MMF
Release Date: July 17, 2019
Cover Design: Fantasia Frog Designs

 

The gentleman courtesan

 

Piers Benson is a rarity in Regency London society. He has the pedigree and education of a member of the peerage, but works for a living as a high-end courtesan. His roguish good looks and charm have attracted many wealthy lords and ladies to his bed. His spirit has grown restless, however. When an unusual proposal offers to take him far away from the city and elite brothel he calls home, he leaps at the opportunity.
Fortune favors the bold
Caroline Delaval, Baroness Hastings, is desperate for a child. The title needs an heir, and if she can’t inspire lust in her marriage bed, then she’s determined to find someone who can. Her discreet inquiries lead her straight to Piers Benson. She quickly learns, however, that it isn’t just her husband Piers plans on seducing.
A household of three
No stranger to threesomes, Piers finds himself unusually drawn to his latest patrons. But before he can fully explore this eccentric new relationship, a sinister plot threatens to upheave all of their lives. As he works to unravel this scheme, Piers finds himself embarking on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and love.

 

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ The Lady to Match a Rogue: Faith by Isabella Thorne

Title: The Lady to Match a Rogue: Faith
Series: The Baggington Sisters #4
Author: Isabella Thorne
Genre: Sweet/Clean Regency Romance
Release Date: July 9, 2019

Faith only wanted to be taken seriously… She never meant for things to get so out of hand, but men get funny ideas when a woman wears trousers.
Miss Faith Bagginton and her twin sister, Hope, are the youngest of the Bagginton siblings. The family has high expectations for the twins’ entrance into society and their future marriages, but Faith Bagginton doesn’t want to be only half of a matched set, and marriage is the furthest thing from her mind.
Faith longs to be taken seriously as an author and a playwright. With the invention of the pseudonym, Mr. Emerson, and a letter to a London printer it seems her dream is at hand, but a mix-up will have Faith donning a masculine visage in more than just name.
Hijinks ensue when Faith, disguised as Mr. Emerson, secretly attends the Baron’s Ball. Complications threaten Faith’s scheme, Hope must take her twin’s place, and if anyone should find out both girls would be ruined!
To make matters worse Faith is falling in love with the handsome Oscar Titherington, a well know rake and troublemaker, who has taken a liking to the young playwright, and has no idea Emerson is really Faith.
As if that were not enough, the twins’ eldest brother Isaac returns from London ahead of schedule and has no idea what his sisters have been up too. The twins are used to playacting each other, but Faith discovers that dealing with society and twisted love triangles can get bit tricky when you are a gentleman who is really a lady.
A riotous regency romp about a dramatic, adventure seeking, bluestocking girl who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle.

 

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PRE-ORDER & NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Two Scandals are Better Than One by Nancy Yeager

Title: Two Scandals Are Better Than One
Series: Harrow’s Finest Five
Author: Nancy Yeager
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2019

 

 

 

A foray into London’s seedy underworld will unmask their hidden desires. 

 

A gentleman on an illicit lark
Edward, the upstanding Viscount Meriden, is desperate for one reckless adventure. After years of holding his crumbling family together, he finally has the chance at one night of abandon at a debauched house party, where he meets a masked mystery woman. He longs to uncover all her secrets. But when he realizes she’s an old friend on a dangerous mission, he insists on becoming her protector.
A lady on a dangerous quest
Miss Lucinda Wagner is the only woman in a family of men rumored to be spies. When her father goes missing, she infiltrates a treacherous world to find him. No one suspects her double life until her childhood friend Edward discovers her secret. Now “Steady Eddie” insists upon watching over her. To gain his silence, she allows him join her search.
A journey into the belly of the beast
As Luci and Edward delve deeper into the criminal underworld, their lives turn upside down. Danger lurks around every corner. Threats assail them from all sides, and the only safe harbor in the city is in each other’s arms. Until the sparks between them threaten to ignite their long-denied passion.

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NEW RELEASE & EXCERPT!!! ~ The Banker’s Bride by Theresa Oliver

Title: The Banker’s Bride
Series: A Whiskey River Brides Novel
Author: Theresa Oliver
Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: May 4, 2019

 

 
She’s lost everything and wants a new start. He can’t let go of his past… until he meets her. Although both are strong-willed, can they bend their will to the other and let go of the past to let love in?
 
Megan Shannon is no stranger to struggle. Having lost everything and everyone she ever held dear, she set out from her beloved Ireland to seek a new life in America. When her thirst for a new life lands her in the untamed frontier of Whiskey River, she finds that a free spirit has no merit in her new husband’s home. Emboldened by her desire to be her own woman, Megan clashes against the powerful men who would see her demure and silent.
 
For Dallas King, Whiskey River is not a safe haven for the bold and the brave, but rather a chance to rise as a powerful man of society. Having left behind a dark and twisted childhood, Dallas sets out to become the man his father wasn’t. In the pursuit of his narrow dream, Dallas finds himself at odds with the beautiful woman he has called to the frontier to be his wife. 
 
An epic battle ensues between what one wants and what one expects as danger lurks close by. Will Megan and Dallas come to terms with their troubled pasts in pursuit of a perfect future? Or does Whiskey River have something entirely different in store for them?
 
In a battle of wills and wit, danger and desire take the reins as we return to the untamed banks of Whiskey River in The Banker’s Bride.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Beyond the Last Page Anthology

Title: Beyond the Last Page Anthology
Authors: R.B. O’Brien, Ashlee Shades, Sebastian Nox, Rachel de Vine, Mark A. Morris and Summer Layne 
Genre: Erotic, Threesome, Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Historical
Release Date: January 31, 2019

 

Beyond the Last Page…

 

…because the end is the beginning of forever.
“Beyond the Rain”
by R.B. O’Brien
Young love is like the first time one sees a shooting star; it’s bright and magical. But not all stars can be seen through the rain. When Julietta and Max fall in love one romantic and lustful summer, etching their forever promises into the big oak under a night sky, neither could predict what the stars had in store for their future. Will their love last beyond the rain?
“Beyond Forever”
by Sebastian Nox
Is this life a dream within a dream? For lovers Adam and Abigail, it may be their reality, a universe of two. Or is it a prison? Beyond their love. Beyond Forever.
“Beyond The Call of Duty”
by Rachel de Vine 
Fearing death, he learns how to live. But can he forget the girl he left at home for a brief taste of heaven? The call of duty during the First World War tested people and relationships to their limit.
“Beyond the Mask”
by Mark A Morris
In a world where most people hide behind masks, can Kathleen and Sean find truth?
“Beyond Mercy”
by Summer Layne 
One night. Three lives forever changed.
Mercy never imagined finding love in the arms of two men or how much it would hurt to leave them. Can they find their way back together?
“Beyond the Last Breath”
by Ashlee Shades
While his wife lay in the hospital bed, barely clinging on to life, Thomas reflects on their years together and the happy memories they created. When they pledged, ”Till death do you part,” no one ever explained the pain of loving beyond the last breath.

 

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BOOK & EXCERPT TOUR!!! ~ Heart and Hand by Rebel Carter

Title: Heart and Hand
Author: Rebel Carter
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Anyone who was absolutely anyone knew the story of how Julie Anne Baptiste’s parents met: the blue-blood Union cavalry officer and the freedwoman on her way North fell madly in love at first sight, all in the midst of the Civil War. It was legendary within New York City’s Four Hundred, and from girlhood, Julie daydreamed of her finding own true love match. But now, as a well-seasoned debutante of twenty-one years, Julie only dreams of teaching and much prefers the vibrant world of her books over the company of society’s most eligible bachelors.
 
However, always the dutiful daughter, Julie performs the role of affluent debutante until she realizes all of her tomorrows have horrifyingly become occupied by a gamut of social engagements, and they will remain so until she marries. Desperate and knowing only a wedding will put a stop to the madness of living as a debutante, Julie does the unthinkable: she responds to a mail order advert in the Heart and Hand Matrimonial Times. No longer a girl fantasizing of love, Julie did not anticipate forming a genuine romantic connection with the man she corresponds with, but when ex-Union soldier Forrest Wickes proposes she readily accepts. All seems well until the society pages intercept one of her letters and within the hour all of New York knows of Julie’s decision to become a mail-order bride. 
In fact, the New York City society pages don’t know they only reported half the truth about Julie Baptiste. The debutante intends to marry not only Forrest Wickes but also his best friend, William Barnes. Her secret of taking two husbands safe, Julie sets out for the Montana Territory before the papers can learn the truth. But how will a debutante-turned-teacher manage frontier life with two husbands? Doubts loom and Julie wrestles with how to tell her family the truth about her marriage. And then there’s the vivacious young widow who enjoys a close friendship with Will, who maliciously hints that all is not as it appears to be with Julie’s husbands.

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Heart and Hand by Rebel Carter

Title: Heart and Hand
Author: Rebel Carter
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Anyone who was absolutely anyone knew the story of how Julie Anne Baptiste’s parents met: the blue-blood Union cavalry officer and the freedwoman on her way North fell madly in love at first sight, all in the midst of the Civil War. It was legendary within New York City’s Four Hundred, and from girlhood, Julie daydreamed of her finding own true love match. But now, as a well-seasoned debutante of twenty-one years, Julie only dreams of teaching and much prefers the vibrant world of her books over the company of society’s most eligible bachelors.
 
However, always the dutiful daughter, Julie performs the role of affluent debutante until she realizes all of her tomorrows have horrifyingly become occupied by a gamut of social engagements, and they will remain so until she marries. Desperate and knowing only a wedding will put a stop to the madness of living as a debutante, Julie does the unthinkable: she responds to a mail order advert in the Heart and Hand Matrimonial Times. No longer a girl fantasizing of love, Julie did not anticipate forming a genuine romantic connection with the man she corresponds with, but when ex-Union soldier Forrest Wickes proposes she readily accepts. All seems well until the society pages intercept one of her letters and within the hour all of New York knows of Julie’s decision to become a mail-order bride. 
In fact, the New York City society pages don’t know they only reported half the truth about Julie Baptiste. The debutante intends to marry not only Forrest Wickes but also his best friend, William Barnes. Her secret of taking two husbands safe, Julie sets out for the Montana Territory before the papers can learn the truth. But how will a debutante-turned-teacher manage frontier life with two husbands? Doubts loom and Julie wrestles with how to tell her family the truth about her marriage. And then there’s the vivacious young widow who enjoys a close friendship with Will, who maliciously hints that all is not as it appears to be with Julie’s husbands.

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BOOK TOUR!!! ~ A Duke Changes Everything by Christy Carlyle

Perfect for fans of Lorraine Heath and Tessa Dare. The first book in the new Victorian romance series The Duke’s Den, A DUKE CHANGES EVERYTHING, by Christy Carlyle has the romance and brooding hero that readers will fall in love with.


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Title: A Duke Changes Everything
Series: The Duke’s Den #1
Author: Christy Carlyle
Genre: Victorian Romance
Release Date: November 27, 2018
Length: 384 Pages
Format: Digital/Paperback

In the first novel in Christy Carlyle’s sizzling Duke’s Den series, three men, intent on making a fortune, discover irresistible opportunities . . .

Nicholas Lyon gambled his way into a fortune and ownership of the most opulent, notorious gentlemen’s club in England. But when Nick’s cruel brother dies, he inherits a title he never wanted. The sooner Nick is rid of the estate that has always haunted him, the sooner he can return to the life he’s built in London. But there’s one obstacle—the exquisite Thomasina Thorne.

When the new heir to the Tremayne dukedom suddenly appears in Mina Thorne’s life, she’s flustered. Not only is he breathtakingly handsome, but he’s also determined to take away her home and position as steward of the Enderley estate. If Mina learns what makes the enigmatic duke tick, perhaps she can change his mind—as long as she doesn’t get too close to him.

With each day Nick spends with Mina, his resolve weakens as their colliding wills lead to explosive desire. Could she be the one woman who can help him finally bury the ghosts of his past?

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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ A War Within by Katherine Hastings

Title: A War Within
Author: Katherine Hastings
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2018
Cover Design: Reese Dante


Love. Honor. Redemption. 
Auguste never knew love, friendship or family until he found them with his brothers-in-arms when he joined the French Army during WWI. When his past catches up with him he’s forced to flee from his newfound family, taking refuge on a horse farm in the French countryside. 
While he fights to redeem himself, he finds the one thing his training didn’t prepare him for… the one thing he never knew he wanted. 
Her.
Isabelle is intrigued by the mysterious new hand on her family’s horse farm. Their chemistry is undeniable but something is holding him back.
 
Is it possible she can break down the barriers surrounding his heart? Can she ever forgive him if she discovers the dark secret threatening to tear them apart?

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