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
*Originally published as PASSIONATE by Kensington Books
KEYWORDS: Victorian Romance, Spicy Romance, Romantic Adventure, Road Romance, Exotic Locale, Botanical Expedition, Historical Fiction, Regency Romance
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
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
Injured while on the Isle of Crete, Miss Caroline Huntington is taken to the island’s darkly enigmatic British doctor, Alex Trentham. At first put off by his gruff manner, she soon realizes there is far more to this handsome, wounded man than meets the eye.
Dr. Alex Trentham fled England, vowing not to return, but he never bargained for the beautiful and vivacious Caroline to enter his life. As she recovers, the carefully constructed walls around his heart start to crumble under the force of emotions he cannot allow himself to feel.
When danger threatens, Caroline must return to England, leaving Alex behind. But the distance cannot withstand the force of their longing, and Alex is drawn back to the woman he loves—and the tragedy in his past that could cost him everything.
KEYWORDS: Victorian Romantic Adventure, Passionate Romance, Crete, Mediterranean, Exotic Locale, Gothic, Mystery, Regency, Dark Hero, Sherry Thomas, Courtney Milan, Meredith Duran, Victoria Holt
Liam Barrett, the Earl of Tarrick, is certain he will not accept Marcus Fairfax’s invitation to spend Christmas at the Fairfax family’s estate – and the man’s tales of a family ghost have nothing to do with his decision.
Of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love…
Heat level: SWEET
Originally published in the anthology Christmas Ghosts, A Countess for Christmas is a Regency-set short story of 13,000 words (approximately 50 pages).
“A perfect Regency Christmas Story.” – Award-winning author/editor Kristine Grayson
“Among the standouts.” – Publisher’s Weekly on Christmas Ghosts
Keywords: Regency Historical Romance, Christmas Holiday Romance, Love Letters, Sweet Romance
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: 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
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 Prince for Yuletide is a sweet (kisses only) Christmas-themed romance of approximately 100 pages.
KEYWORDS: Victorian Historical Romance, Regency, Sweet Clean Romance, Holiday Novella, Short Romance, Royalty, True Love, Mistaken Identity, Winter Traditions, Masked Ball
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
FORTUNE’S FLOWER - To claim his family estate, James Huntington embarks on an expedition to find his grandfather’s missing journals. He’s at odds with his fellow traveler, the wellborn Miss Lily Strathmore - but even as they succumb to temptation, danger awaits.
THE VISCOUNT’S SECRET - Anthony Blake, Lord 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 in service to the Queen. Nobody suspects his secret until he meets a quiet young woman who sees far more than she should.
THE PIANO TUTOR - Widowed Lady Diana Waverly finds love and passion in the most unlikely of places when a new piano tutor arrives at her door.
MISTRESS OF MELODY - With her future in jeopardy, a young woman must turn to Morgan Trevethwick, the Earl of Silverton, for help. He cannot refuse a lady in distress, though she threatens to overturn his entire carefully-planned future.
A DUKE FOR MIDWINTER - After a gentleman rescues her from a winter storm, Miss Selene Banning finds herself snowbound with Sir Jared Kendrick, a baronet who is not precisely who he claims to be.
KEYWORDS: Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Spicy, Holiday Romance, Romance Anthology, Erica Monroe, Erica Ridley, Tessa Dare, Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, Courtney Milan, Mary Balogh
Heat level: Sweet
For fans of The Scarlet Pimpernel, an entertaining novella from USA Today bestseller Anthea Lawson~
KEYWORDS: Victorian romance, sweet, clean, novella, Victorian, secret identity, regency spy, foppish hero
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
Includes Fortune's Flower (RITA-nominated for Best First Book), A Lady's Choice, The Worth of Rubies, To Heal a Heart, and A Lord's Chance.
KEYWORDS: Spicy Victorian Romance, 19th century adventure, exotic locale, Botanical Expedition, Crete, Greece, Tunisia, Enemies to Lovers, Road Romance, Travel abroad, Mediterranean, Sherry Thomas, Courtney Milan, Connie Brockway, Bestselling, Christi Caldwell, Eva Devon
KEYWORDS: Woman Detectives, Historical Mystery, Historical Romance, Victorian, Short Story Collection, Victorian Gothic, Victorian Romance, 19th Century Fiction, Britain, Ireland
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?
KEYWORDS: Victorian Romance, Travel, Romantic Adventure, Love Abroad, Sherry Thomas, Pride and Prejudice retelling, Meredith Duran, Second Chance at Love, Morocco, Greece, Carolyn Jewel
Nach einem Reitunfall auf Kreta lernt Caroline Huntington den britischen Arzt Dr. Alex Trentham kennen. Nur widerwillig pflegt er sie gesund, kann sich jedoch bald dem Charme seiner temperamentvollen Patientin nicht mehr entziehen. Die beiden erleben romantische Tage am azurblauen Mittelmeer miteinander. Als Carolines Abreise naht, bittet sie Alex, sie zu begleiten, doch der Arzt hat sich geschworen, nie wieder nach England zurückzukehren.
Die mysteriösen Vorfälle, die Caroline bereits auf Kreta in Gefahr brachten, setzen sich jedoch auch in London fort. Irgendjemand trachtet ihr offenbar nach dem Leben. Als Alex davon erfährt, ist er bereit, sich für Carolines Rettung seinen Dämonen zu stellen. Doch wird ihn die Frau seines Herzens überhaupt noch lieben können, wenn sie erst einmal sein dunkles Geheimnis kennt?
Romantik und Spannung in erfrischend anderer viktorianischer Atmosphäre - Booklist
Die deutsche Erstveröffentlichung dieses Romans erschien 2013 unter dem Titel „Geheimnis, Glück und Gefahr auf Kreta“ bei HarperCollins in der Reihe Cora Historical (Band 296).
Die deutsche Fassung wurde überarbeitet und 2018 in ungekürzter Fassung unter dem Titel „Im Reisepass steht Liebe” von Anthea Lawson neu veröffentlicht.
Keywords: Liebesroman, Deutsche, Belletristik/Historische Romane