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
*Originally published as PASSIONATE by Kensington Books
KEYWORDS: Victorian Romance, Spicy Romance, Romantic Adventure, Road Romance, Exotic Locale, Botanical Expedition, Historical Fiction, Regency Romance
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
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
Lost and wandering the woods, Wynne Theaton was surviving quite nicely until Rowen Lockton appeared. He saves her from getting trampled by a thief’s horse, but then becomes insistent on showing her where she truly is…
One refusing to deny fate.
Fate tossed Miss Theaton into his path, and the Duke of Letson is not one to deny fate. But the woman comes with a host of problems, not the least of which is her belief that she is in another country.
An undeniable attraction neither expected.
He was not looking for a wife. She was only searching for home. But fate has very different plans for the two of them—if they can survive the secrets of the past, of the forgotten.
Thanks to a wastrel father and a laudanum–addicted mother, Arabella Fleming and her twin sister have one – and only one – season in London in which to find suitable husbands.
Robert Mallory, Marquis of Shelton, is not suitable. Known as the Collector of Hearts, Shelton is a master of seduction, and he never fails when he sets his sight on a new target. And this season, he wants Arabella.
Arabella is too clever to be swept up in Shelton's wicked amusements, but she finds herself unable to resist the temptation of his company. And when she tastes his kiss, she discovers there's more to him than a mysterious past and an infamous reputation. Arabella soon realises that, in order to protect her own heart, she has to collect that of another – the heart of the most notorious rake in London.
Escaping the brutal reaches of Tibet is one accomplishment, but escaping the snare of love is another entirely...
All of London is abuzz with the tale of Will Repton. The lone survivor of a massacre in Tibet has returned to England a hero, but the traumatized explorer has no time for glory. Another dangerous expedition awaits. Nothing will deter him from his quest, and no one will unearth his secret-until Will meets Charlotte Baker.
Vivacious Charlotte Baker also has a mission-to find a man whose bold spirit matches her own. When she meets Will Repton, she immediately recognizes him as her soul mate, and she's naively willing to turn her back on the rules of propriety to ensnare him. Will is torn between his fascination with Charlotte and his vow to finish his quest. He knows what it is to risk life and limb-but what if his most perilous adventure doesn't lie across an ocean, but within his own lost heart?
London Explorers series:
In Search of Scandal (Book 1)
Discovery of Desire (Book 2)
Unlike proper debutantes, Miss Dahlia Grenville is secretly Robin Hood in a bonnet. Her home for wayward girls has too many dependents and not enough donations. But just as she's about to pull off the heist of the Season, she tumbles straight into the arms of the handsome detective who has sworn to deliver Mayfair's mysterious thief straight to the gallows.
Highly principled Bow Street runner Simon Spaulding's world is black and white. There's no mastermind too clever, no criminal alive who can escape the hangman. Until he realizes the delightful young lady he's been courting is a liar and a thief. Suddenly, his career—and his heart—are in peril. How can he bring her to justice when it means losing her forever?
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 tragic marriage that stretched on for two decades, Peter is hesitant to marry again. But he needs an heir, or else his dastardly nephew, Lord William, will inherit everything he’s worked his entire life to build. But when he meets Mariah, sparks fly that neither of them expected. Their unlikely match stands a chance of giving each of them all the things they never realized they needed.
But trouble abounds when the mine that has provided Peter with his fortune is exhausted and the search for new veins of copper begins. On top of that, Lord William isn’t about to stand by and watch his inheritance disappear. His efforts to drive a wedge between Peter and Mariah cause havoc and heartbreak at Starcross Castle, which will take an act of heroic devotion to overcome as Peter sets out to prove that true love is ageless.
PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level – Very Hot!
If you would like to read about events leading up to December Heart, check out A NEW LIFE, part of the West Meets East series, available now.
And be sure to pick up the two accompanying novellas to December Heart, STARCROSS LOVERS and STARCROSS DREAMS. The rest of the series is coming soon!
The Silver Foxes of Westminster Series consists of:
DECEMBER HEART (and its accompanying novellas)
AUGUST SUNRISE (and its accompanying novellas)
MAY MISTAKES (and its accompanying novellas)
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