From Christi Caldwell – Only for Her Honor
When Captain Lucas Rayne returned from fighting Boney’s forces, he was a shell of the man he’d been--until Eve Ormond begins work in his household. Desperate for new beginnings, Eve conceals secrets of her past from her employer. But can she break down the walls protecting Lucas’s heart, or will the secrets between them shatter all hope of true love?
From Eva Devon – Sleepless in a Scandal
All Lady Felicity Drake wants is to make a good match but after her father leaves herself and her sisters almost entirely ruined due to some very scandalous behavior, such a thing is next to impossible. . . That is, until she’s caught in a compromising position with the Marquess of Talbot. The question is, will the oh so staid Marquess save her from the proverbial wolves or will he leave her to her scandal?
From Elizabeth Essex – A Fine Madness
Miss Otis regrets…
The entirely of Miss Elspeth Otis’s inheritance from her wastrel of a father is a battered old trunk with some scrawled-upon foolscap sheets. Nothing that could free her from a stifling life with her fusty maiden aunties in a musty old cottage in a misty corner of Scotland. Nothing that will give her the life she’s always dreamed of—a life full of kindness and kisses and love. Or will it?
Mr. Hamish Cathcart wants more than anything to avoid the hasty marriage to a brewer’s daughter his father, the earl, has arranged to revive his fortunes. Hamish’s only hope is his failing publishing company, whose only asset is a scandalously banned book by an infamous, but unfortunately deceased, author. But when a new novel written by the same man lands on Hamish’s doorstep, he’ll go to any length to secure it—any length but love.
From Anthea Lawson – A Lady’s Choice
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.
From Erica Ridley – Lord of Chance
Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.
Darcy Blake, Earl of Chase, is a soldier, rogue, and a loyal King's man. Commanded to spy on the luscious actress Amelia Fox, Darcy must pretend to be her student for a court theatrical. He is certain he can school her in the art of seduction while discovering if she is a traitor. But to his shock, he finds Mrs. Fox teaching him an entirely different kind of lesson.
As London's most popular actress, Amelia is famous at court, and she doesn't have a husband to tell her what do. Unfortunately, the king has ordered her to train the rakehell, Lord Chase to act for the court. Before long, the Earl is driving her wild with desire and awakening her heart to love. As an actress, society dictates she can never be more than Lord Chase's mistress, and Amelia has vowed never to be less than a lady.
When Darcy learns the witty actress is indeed linked to a traitor, he'll have to decide if love or loyalty will rule the day.
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
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
Book 1 of her Highland Brides series
Scotland, 1124: When Iain MacKinnon's young son is stolen by the English, he captures the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his son's return. But even as Page blames the chieftain for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth...
THE BEAUTY BRIDE by Claire Delacroix
Book 1 of her Jewels of Kinfairlie series
Scotland, 1421: Madeline flees her arranged marriage to the notorious outlaw Rhys FitzHenry, never expecting the taciturn warrior to pursue her and defend her—much less steal her heart away. When Rhys’ past threatens his future, will Madeline and her newfound love be enough to save him?
ROGUE’S HONOR by Brenda Hiatt
Book 1 of her Saint of Seven Dials series
London, 1816: A duke's daughter in disguise is rescued by legendary Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. Love is the last thing either needs, but when was love ever wise?
THE VISCOUNT’S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION by Erica Ridley
Book 1 of her Dukes of War series
London, 1815: Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fête of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time—he needs her!
LOST IN TEMPTATION by Lauren Royal
Book 1 of her Chase Family Series: The Regency series
England, 1815: Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won't propose…
SILVER STORM by Cynthia Wright
Book 1 of her Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series
Connecticut & Virginia, 1781: Untamable privateer Captain André Raveneau saves Devon Lindsay when the British burn her town. He reluctantly agrees to deliver her to her fiancé, but doesn't count on falling in love with the spirited minx himself...
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