Sonata for a Scoundrel – Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Clara Becker must guard her secrets, and her heart, from the masterful Darien Reynard.
RITA nominee for Best Historical Romance, Finalist - Write Touch Reader’s Award
Mistress of Melody – When passionate violinist Jessamyn Lovell begs Morgan Trevethwick, the controlled Earl of Silverton for help, they will ignite an affair that can only end in both their ruin.
Winner, The Maggie Award and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Contest. Finalist – Daphne, Golden Quill, Colorado Award of Excellence, Book Buyer’s Best, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
Bonus material! Includes the short and spicy story The Piano Tutor.
KEYWORDS: Spicy Romance, Victorian Romantic Adventure, Music, Women Composers, Paganini, 19th Century Celebrity, Road Romance, Cross Class Romance
A Countess for Christmas – Miss Cecilia Fairfax dreads the upcoming holidays, especially when her brother brings home an unexpected guest. But of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love.
A Duke for Midwinter* – After a gentleman rescues her from a winter storm, Miss Selene Banning finds herself snowbound with Sir Jared Kendrick, who is not precisely who he claims to be…
A Prince for Yuletide** – Miss Eliana Banning attends the Midwinter Masque and meets a gentleman in wolf’s clothing who might prove to be her heart’s desire… or her worst enemy.
A Nobleman’s Noel – Lady Peony Talbot never meant to be tangled in a false betrothal to her best friend’s brother. After the holidays, she promises to break their engagement, but William Banning will never know that it will break her heart into the bargain.
* Winner of the 2016 National Excellence in Romantic Fiction, Best Novella
** Winner of the 2017 International Digital Awards for Best Short Romance, and the 2017 Colorado Romance Contest for Best Short Historical
Keywords: Clean Romance, Sweet Romance, Holiday Romance, Christmas stories, Victorian Christmas Tradition, British Nobility, Seasonal
Clara Becker is a supremely gifted compose - a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother's name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.
Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity. When he hears Becker's compositions, he knows that this music will secure his place in history. Darien tracks the composer down and, with some difficulty, convinces the man to tour with him. Mr. Becker agrees, but with the most unusual condition that he bring along his sister...
Darien’s unexpected desire for Clara jeopardizes the entire tour, but Clara must protect more than her heart. If he discovers her secret, her family’s new found fortune - and their very reputation - will be destroyed.
Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Sonata for a Scoundrel is the newest full-length historical romance novel from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson.
Keywords: Victorian Romance, Regency Romance, Classical Music, Spicy Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Female Composers, Paganini
FIVE WICKED KISSES
To pay off her father’s debt, Juliana Tate must accept five kisses from the Earl of Eastbrook... but she never suspects how delicious each kiss will be.
MAID FOR SCANDAL
Miss Anna Harcourt disguises herself as a maid to be near the man she think she loves, but little does she know how far this charade will lead her ... or how close to scandal.
THE PIANO TUTOR
Encouraged by her scandalous friend to take a lover, Lady Diana Waverly finds that the new piano tutor is more than he seems – especially when it comes to passion.
TO WED THE EARL
Miss Miranda Price detests her neighbor Edward Havens, the rakish Earl of Edgerton—but when he catches her breaking into his library at midnight, secrets are revealed that will change the course of their lives... forever.
Keywords: Regency Victorian Romance, Novella and Short Romance Collection, Enemies to Lovers, Second Chance at Love, Unrequited Love, Nobility, Short Stories
A LORD’S CHANCE by Anthea Lawson: After her first romance ends in disaster, Miss Isabelle Strathmore vows never to fall in love again. She will travel, certainly, and see the world, but it will be a spinster’s life for her. She has learned the most painful lesson of all—that her heart simply cannot be trusted. Gavin Reed, the Earl of Jasper, is unexpectedly charmed by Isabelle. Past encounters have made him wary of taking a chance on love, but by the end of the Grand Tour, he is determined to make Miss Strathmore his wife. But fate has more in store than either of them guesses. Beneath the Mediterranean sun, can Isabelle and Lord Jasper find their happily ever after before disaster strikes?
FALLING IN ROME by Jennifer Moore: Chaperoning two young women on their grand tour is the opportunity of a lifetime for Eleanor Doyle. Although she’s an expert in many languages, her gender has made further education impossible. If the tour is successful, the young women’s parents have promised her a position at a university in London. Eleanor hopes to instill her charges with a love of Rome, but not until they meet up with a group of young gentlemen and their fascinating professor, Russell Kendrick, do the young ladies show any interest at all. Attraction blossoms between Eleanor and Ken, but Eleanor’s future depends on maintaining propriety. The headstrong charges have other ideas, and Ken and Eleanor will have to decide which is most important, accolades in the academic world, or being with the one they love.
A SECRET ARRANGEMENT by Heather B. Moore: Evelyn Tucker has finally graduated from finishing school, but dreads living with her widowed aunt. On the appointed day, Aunt Margaret comes to collection Evelyn, and Margaret informs her that they’re going on a Grand Tour to spend as much of the estate money they can before a distant cousin inherits all. When Henry Gaiman discovers he’s inherited his distant uncle’s estate, he loathes the thought of returning to England since he’d rather continue with his archaeology dig in Egypt. Return he must, and there, he meets Evelyn, a woman who will change his world in more ways than one.
THE WORTH OF RUBIES: Noble ladies are falling victim to a string of brazen public jewelry robberies, but the inquisitive Miss Isabelle Strathmore suspects more is afoot than mere theft...
THE FAERIE GIRL: One fateful summer at his family's estate, Lord Colin Barrington meets a girl he's convinced is a faerie - but is she truly one of the fae folk?
THE PIPER'S PLOT: Inspector Roberts uncovers a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria, and must find the suspect before it's too late.
THE VISIT: A man journeys to a fateful meeting that will change his life forever in this slightly horrific short story.
THE VISCOUNT'S SECRET - A Victorian Romance Novella: Anthony Blake, Viscount Percival, is renowned throughout the ton for his handsome face and foppish ways. Only a select few know that beneath his foolish exterior is a keen intelligence able to ferret out diplomatic secrets for the Crown. Nobody suspects his secret, until he meets a quiet young woman who sees far more than she should...
THE SUN NEVER SETS: An alternate-history tale of Victorian England. When aliens land on the lawns at Buckingham Palace in 1850, they alter the course of history as we know it...
KEYWORDS: Woman Detectives, Historical Mystery, Historical Romance, Victorian, Short Story Collection, Victorian Gothic, Victorian Romance, 19th Century Fiction, Britain, Ireland
Sensuality level: MEDIUM HOT - suggestive situations, kisses.
This romantic Regency-set short story by RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson is 12,500 words (38 pages).
Keywords: Regency Historical Romance, Enemies to Lovers Romance, Debts Paid, Short Romance
Lady Sara Ashford has spent years cultivating her spotless reputation: a difficult task in the face of her mother’s scandalous exploits abroad. Now she is set on a path toward a perfect, respectable future—until the highly unsuitable Comte du Lac comes to London, and she is given the task of instructing him on how to behave properly in English Society.
At first Lady Sara finds him intolerable, but after he steals a kiss she realizes he is a terrible danger to her future. As soon as possible, she must put him out of her life—and her heart—forever.
*Originally published in the limited edition Scandal's Daughters anthology~
KEYWORDS: Victorian Romance, Clean Romance, Sweet Romance, Romance Novella, Lords and Ladies, Tunisia
After a gentleman rescues her from a winter storm, Miss Selene Banning finds herself snowbound with Sir Jared Kendrick, who is not precisely who he claims to be...
A Duke for Midwinter is a sweet (kisses only) Christmas-themed romance of approximately 80 pages.
Keywords: Holiday Romance, Victorian Christmas tradition, second chance at love, Sweet Regency, sibling rivalry, duke nobility romance, Midwinter celebration, British Isles, mistaken identity
Sensuality level: SPICY - kisses, explicit lovemaking.
"LOVED IT. A delightful and satisfying quickie read!" -Historical Romance Book Reviews
This spicy Regency-set short story by RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson originally appeared in the Mammoth Book of Regency Romance. The Piano Tutor is 7,500 words (20 pages).
BONUS MATERIAL: The file also includes the first chapters of Anthea's new RITA nominated historical romance novel, Sonata for a Scoundrel.
Keywords: Free Romance, Spicy Regency Historical Romance, Sexy Short Romance, Second Chance at Love, Music