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Category Archives: Regency

Romance set during the Regency period in England.

Is It True: The Vicar's Deadly Sin by Miguelina Perez #RLFblogPlay Is It True with today’s guest Miguelina Perez, author of The Vicar’s Deadly Sin, a Regency Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

The Vicar’s Deadly Sin is a romance mystery. Two young friends fancy themselves detectives in 1815 when young ladies should be learning to needle point and cook.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Genre: Romance mystery
Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
Yes
this book is part of a series?
Yes
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No
you did research for this book?
Yes, a lot of research.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example) No.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. Not only Romance but Historical.
you speak more than one language?
Yes, I do. Spanish and English
you grew up where you live now?
No, I grew in Brooklyn, New York.
you love to read?
I am afraid I do. Reason for fear, with writing I have very little time to read.
you are never late?
That is true. I think being late unless not of your own doing is rude.
you love pizza?
I do. New York style pizza. Mamma Lucia’s is either the closest or the better pizza.
you love sushi?
No. The first time I tried I got food poisoning.
you have a pet?
Yes. Her name is Molly. She is a rescue.

Miguelina Perez Social Media

Ms. Miguelina Perez is a writer, and jewelry artist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of the District of Columbia. As a jewelry artist one of her lariats was showcased in the San Antonio Express-News. She has won several awards including a critical Writing award for an essay on the gender roles of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.
Several of her poems have been published in anthologies, and she was named “Poet of Year in 1995”. She finished her first book, The Vicar’s Deadly Sin – a Regency romance mystery, the first of a seven-part serial based on the Seven Deadly Sins.
Currently, she is editing the sequel to the Vicar’s Deadly Sin, “Angel’s Lust.” She has begun work on a new contemporary romance thriller called “A Hero of Her Own.”
Website http://miguelinaperezauthor.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/MPerezAuthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/miguelina.perezauthor
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/miguelinaperezauthor/pins/
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Miguelina-Perez/e/B00BJP7KB2/

 

King of Swords by Anna Durbin @TheAnnaDurbin #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceAnna Durbin author of King of Swords answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.
Anna Durbin is the author of charming tales of the Beau Monde. Having grown up reading sagas of chivalry and romance, she began crafting her own elaborate stories in her imagination at a young age. It was only natural that she would one day write them down. Her first novel, King of Swords, was a 2012 Golden Heart® finalist.
Despite years of study in the biological and physical sciences, her true love has always been the literary arts. Inspired by her favorite author, Jane Austen, Anna adores the Regency Era and writes period pieces set during that time that show love conquering adversity. Oddly, for all her love of science and history, she is a faithful devotee of the New Age. She discovered tarot cards in a New Age shop in Minneapolis during a high school class trip one year and has been enchanted with them ever since. She enjoys weaving the symbolism of the tarot deck into her storylines.
Anna has lived in ten different states throughout her lifetime, from California to New Jersey. A Midwesterner at heart, she was born in Kansas and raised in Iowa. Currently, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband and works as a technician for local government.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Thai food. I love the spiciness of Thai cuisine.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
Mr. Darcy, of course! He’s the perfect not-so-perfect hero who risks it all for love.
Describe the perfect vacation.
The perfect vacation for me is doing absolutely nothing as I lie on a warm beach in the Caribbean, sun shining, palm trees swaying, the gentle ocean waves lulling me to sleep.
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
Barbie and friends. My sister and I would play for hours with our Barbie dolls, making up wild stories and exploits for them, usually involving romance, of course!
What are your hobbies?
I like reading and collecting antiques. I also have a Barbie collection, which includes both vintage and contemporary dolls.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
A fiercely independent spinster who desperately needs assistance…
Lady Cassandra Gardner will inherit fifty thousand pounds when she turns thirty—and just in time. She has a special purpose for her money, one no man could understand. But when her brother the duke tries to cheat her out of her fortune, she has no choice but to accept the help of the man who shattered her heart years ago.
A gallant nobleman who can’t resist rescuing a damsel in distress…
Lord William Poniard is looking for a wife, but the last woman he should consider marrying is his archenemy’s sister, the woman who hates him with a vengeance. Yet, when she is compromised by her brother’s nefarious scheme, he sees an opportunity not only to rescue the lady by marrying her but also to exact revenge on the duke for his past betrayal.
Will she accept his offer of help and at what cost?
Despite the long-standing animosity between Cassandra and William, sparks fly when their attraction to one another ignites into a passion neither saw coming. Will one night of rapture unite them or drive them apart? Can she forget past wounds and let him back into her heart? And can he convince her that she is the only woman he wants?
Publisher self-published
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/King-Swords-Kings-Tarot-Book-ebook/dp/B072KFYXQV
CreateSpace https://www.amazon.com/King-Swords-Kings-Tarot-Book-ebook/dp/B072KFYXQV

Anna Durbin Social Media

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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Durbin/e/B072N25NR4/

 

Today’s featured book is To Be a Lady, a Regency romance by Jessie Clever.

 

Fans of both historical romance and historical women’s fiction will love this smart, witty, and suspenseful series from bestselling author Jessie Clever. If you like Lauren Willig, Deanna Raybourn, or Amanda Quick, you’re going to fall in love with this author.

She planned for everything except him.

Miss Jane Black enjoys a comfortable position in society. As the daughter of a respected genteel farmer and former agent for the War Office, Jane has had the pleasure of planning a future filled with domesticity and quiet reflection. But when her dying grandfather swears her to a dangerous promise, Jane’s expectations are shattered.

Fighting to keep her promise, Jane sees danger lurking everywhere, and when her near kidnapping throws her into the arms of the Marquess of Evanshire, another danger she didn’t know to fear emerges: the danger of love.

The books in the Spy Series:

1/2. Inevitably a Duchess (A prequel novella)
1. Son of a Duke
2. For Love of the Earl
3. A Countess Most Daring
4. To Save a Viscount

Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Someday Lady Publishing, LLC
Amazon http://amzn.to/1GPM4vP
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1GnA1uJ
Kobo http://bit.ly/1LH3n7L
Smashwords http://bit.ly/2qEXVfZ

 

Jessie Clever Social Media

Jessie decided to be a writer because the job of Indiana Jones was already filled.

Taking her history degree dangerously, Jessie tells the stories of courageous heroines, the men who dared to love them, and the world that tried to defeat them.

Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.

Website http://jessieclever.com
Blog http://jessieclever.com/blog
Twitter http://bit.ly/1IM6UPJ
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Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/2pSRmcE
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/bUQ4pL

 

Today’s featured book is The French Duchess, a regency era romance by Rue Allyn. In this rollicking Regency novel, a breathless chase through England and France to stop an assassination attempt on Napoleon leads to love.

An Extraordinary Duchess

A non-royal duchess is a rare bird—even more so, an English non-royal duchess. According to Jane Dinsmore “Only twenty-four English dukes exist now.” (https://www.thehistoryvault.co.uk/an-endangered-species-britains-non-royal-duchesses/). Donna Hatch maintains that “no more than forty dukes ever existed,” in England. (http://donnahatch.com/dukes-and-duchesses-in-regency-england/). Due to English laws of primogeniture most of the duchesses associated with those duchies gained their titles by marriage, not inheritance. Dinsmore, in her book Duchesses: Living in 21st Century Britain, discusses only one, “Anne, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton, who inherited the title aged 19, during the turbulence of the Civil War.” History records other duchesses suo jure (in their own right). For example, Eliot Warburton in his Memoirs of Horace Walpole and his contemporaries (Vol. 1, London, 1852 p. 130) states that one of George I’s mistresses was “allowed to assume the style and dignity of the Duchess of Kendal.” Warburton describes the dismay and uproar caused among the peerage at the raising of a German mistress to the highest of non-royal titles. As uncommon as it was for a woman to acquire or inherit the title of Duchess in her own right, it did happen. However, the rarity of such events made them far from ordinary.

An ordinary (if you can apply the term to forty or less women at any given time) English, non-royal duchess is well described by Ms. Hatch.

As a duchess is so high in rank, she, too, was constantly in the limelight either for good or ill, whether or not she wanted to be. A duchess, or any wife of a peer, was expected to throw lavish balls, dinner parties, house parties as well as support charitable organizations and sponsor musicians. And Heaven help her if she wore the same gown in public or failed to have the best, most tasteful gowns, shoes, jewels, gloves, hats! Demands on her time, appearance, and favor probably led to a great deal of stress as she strove to uphold the ideal. The higher the rank, the higher the expectations, and the more subject she was to criticism from the bitter and jealous.

A duchess suo jure would also have to perform the duties of a duke. Attending on the king, running the duchy’s vast estates and managing its finances, arranging for someone to take her seat in the house of lords (which as a woman even a duchess in her own right could not do.) Of course, like most peers of power and privilege a regency era duchess would have managers and overseers to do the actual work, but the duchess’s involvement was essential and took its toll in time and stress added to the activities of a duchess by marriage.

The marriage of a duchess suo jure would have distinct issues. The permission of the crown might be required. During the regency, “Husbands of peeresses acquired an important right from their wives’ peerages. For example, in 1818 Lady Willoughby de Eresby’s husband fulfilled her role as Hereditary Great Chamberlain of England.” (http://laura.chinet.com/html/titles08.html, Laura A. Wallace, 1997). So, a Duchess suo jure did not of necessity lose all authority upon marriage, but she would be relieved of any hereditary duties associated with the title. Even more worrisome could be the selection of an appropriate spouse during the regency. The ideal for any woman would be to marry up, i.e. gain social status, wealth and power by marriage. With so few non-royal duchies, where was a duchess in her own right to find an eligible parti? A king or prince would be higher on the scale but even more scarce than dukes, if one wished to wed an Englishman. Dukes were few and far between. Marquesses and earls were more plentiful, but lower on the social rung. Anything lower, a viscount, a mere lord, a baron, or heaven forbid a commoner, would not be considered. Such were the dilemma’s facing an ordinary duchess.

Marielle Petersham aka Her Grace, Duchess of Stonegreave is not your ordinary English Duchess. She is the fictional heroine of my novel The French Duchess. She is a Duchess suo jure and thereby a member of a very select group of women, both fictional and non. She is a bit of a recluse, due to circumstances in her past not by preference. This reclusiveness sets her aside from the majority of duchesses whose lives were lived in the social spotlight of their day. She takes her ducal duties very seriously, as a suo jure duchess should, but despairs of ever marrying. Partly this despair exists because of who she is—duchess in her own right, and partly because of that circumstance in her past which isolates her and caused her reclusiveness. She is fierce in defense of her family and her nation, going to great lengths to keep both safe. Her determination leads her into some very un-duchess like behavior. Eventually, she weds a second son of a baron without seeking the crown’s permission. Initially, Marielle stands alone in her fight to save family and country against nearly insurmountable odds. That she succeeds is a testament to her strength of will and her willingness to recognize and accept the help that eventually comes her way. On every count, for her time in history, the Duchess of Stonegreave is an extraordinary woman,

I wonder how would you feel if you were elevated to high rank and responsibility?

The French Duchess

In this rollicking Regency novel, a breathless chase through England and France to stop an assassination attempt on Napoleon leads to love.
Like the Englishmen who faced down the French army, the men who love Marielle Petersham, Duchess of Stonegreave, usually die. Hence, the ton has dubbed her the French Duchess. After a particularly notorious indiscretion, Marielle retired from society, determined to immerse herself in good works to wash the stain from her family name for the next generations.
Captain Sir Richard Campion despises his childhood friend for the mess she made of her life, especially since it led to his best friend’s death. But now Richard has been tasked by the Crown to stop a plot to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte that could plunge Europe back into war. Marielle is the one person who holds a clue to the plotters, and so he must seek her out and discover where her loyalties lie, even if it involves a bit of subterfuge.
As they dash through France, determined to head off disaster, old affections begin to reignite. But can they truly trust one another long enough to save the continent?

Genre Regency Era Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R (sensual)
Publisher Crimson Romance http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-French-Duchess/Rue-Allyn/9781507206485
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/French-Duchess-Rue-Allyn-ebook/dp/B0746P8MYV/
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Google https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rue_Allyn_The_French_Duchess?id=LvQtDwAAQBAJ

Rue Allyn Social Media

When not writing, loving her spouse, or attending writers meetings, Rue travels the world and surfs the internet in search of background material and inspiration for her next heart melting romance. She loves to hear from readers. She can’t wait to hear from you.

Website http://RueAllyn.com
Blog https://authortravels.com/
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Is It True: The Viscount's Seduction by Alina K Field @alinakfield #RLFblog #RegencyRomancePlay Is It True with today’s guest Alina K Field author of The Viscount’s Seduction, a Regency Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

Searching for the Truth

Lady Sirena Hollister has lost her family, her home, and even her fey abilities, but somehow the fairies have handed her an unexpected chance at a Season in London. From her place on the fringes of high society, she resolves to find the truth about her only brother’s vanishing, and settle her family’s score with the wily English Spy Lord, the Earl of Shaldon. Soon enough, her schemes stir up an unknown enemy…and spark danger of a different sort, in the person of the Earl’s handsome heir, Viscount Bakeley.

Seducing the Beauty

The impertinent hoyden Bakeley met years earlier was as wild as her Irish roots, and just as unlucky. And she’s still an Irish traitor’s sister! But Lady Sirena has grown into a beauty whose charm and courage intrigue him. When danger threatens, Bakeley comes to her rescue, risking scandal, the ton’s disapproval, his interfering father’s ire…and his own heart.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Genre: Regency Romance
Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No. I have three novellas, one short novel, and one longer novel, the first book in this series, available for fans of Regency romance.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, this is Book Two in The Sons of the Spy Lord series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes! I often have to write down ideas that come to me just as I’m falling asleep.
you did research for this book?
Yes, lots and lots! The history of Ireland is fascinating. I also did research on horses and London sewers.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes. There are two horses important to the story.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes, the story is primarily romance, but there is some suspense.
you speak more than one language?
Yes, sort of, LOL! English is my native language but I also speak Spanish (badly) some German (from my college days and also badly), and I used to be able to manage some French. Use it or lose it, as they say.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I’ve been in California for over 35 years, but I’m originally from the Midwest. I miss those Midwestern autumns and springs, not so much the cold winters and steamy summers!
you love to read?
Yes. And I’m particularly drawn to historical fiction with romance and adventure.
you are never late?
Yes, that’s pretty much true. That’s partly from a lifetime of working in a highly structured environment plus my husband’s influence. He’s fanatically on time.
you love pizza?
LOVE pizza, yes. I like a thin crust with lots of cheese and vegies. I could probably eat pizza every day.
you love sushi?
No. I’ve never been able to figure out the appeal of that dish. But, I’ve never acquired a taste for seafood, either. You order the sushi and I’ll get pizza!
you have a pet?
Yes, I have 2 pets, a dog and a cat.
Where can we find your book online?
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Viscounts-Seduction-Regency-Romance-Sons-ebook/dp/B0753VWC1J
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-viscounts-seduction-alina-k-field/1127019100
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-viscounts-seduction/id1275230172?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-viscount-s-seduction

Alina K Field Social Media

Award winning author Alina K Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked bacK She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.

She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!
Website http://alinakfield.com
Blog http://alinakfield.com/blog
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For Love of the Earl by Jessie Clever @JessieClever #RLFblog #Regency #romanceToday’s featured book is For Love of the Earl, a Regency romance by Jessie Clever.

Fans of both historical romance and historical women’s fiction will love this smart, witty, and suspenseful series from bestselling author Jessie Clever. If you like Lauren Willig, Deanna Raybourn, or Amanda Quick, you’re going to fall in love with this author.

Sarah Black, the Countess of Stryden, and spy for the British War Office, kidnapped by the French and imprisoned on a ship in the English Channel, has but one complaint: having to share a prison cell with her husband. Forced into the marriage to help her carry out missions as a female spy, Sarah struggles with accepting her position as a member of high society, a position that seems ill-gained in relation to her lowly birth. The fact that she is secretly in love with her husband, the earl, does not help matters at all.

Alec Black, Earl of Stryden, and brilliant spy for the British War Office, cannot speak to his wife, which makes for a rather uncomfortable imprisonment. Unable to grasp the reason for his wife’s utter disdain for him, four years of marriage has brought no closer to knowing how to make Sarah love him.

But when the deadly game of espionage threatens their only chance at a future together, the only thing left to understand is love.

The books in the Spy Series:

1/2. Inevitably a Duchess (A prequel novella)
1. Son of a Duke
2. For Love of the Earl
3. A Countess Most Daring
4. To Save a Viscount

Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Someday Lady Publishing, LLC
Amazon http://amzn.to/1lZ6saf
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/1P60k79
Kobo http://bit.ly/1bdYEem
Smashwords http://bit.ly/1PcLtdl
CreateSpace http://bit.ly/2qyLKCM

Jessie Clever Social Media

Jessie decided to be a writer because the job of Indiana Jones was already filled.

Taking her history degree dangerously, Jessie tells the stories of courageous heroines, the men who dared to love them, and the world that tried to defeat them.

Jessie makes her home in the great state of New Hampshire where she lives with her husband and two very opinionated Basset Hounds.

Website http://jessieclever.com
Blog http://jessieclever.com/blog
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Unmasking Lady Helen: Kinsey Family #1 Maggi Andersen @ymaggiandersen #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceMaggi Andersen author of Unmasking Lady Helen – The Kinsey Family Book One answers five easy questions.

Please tell us about yourself.
Maggi Andersen fell in love with the Georgian and Regency worlds while reading the books of Georgette Heyer. After studying for a BA and an MA in Creative Writing, she decided to write her own. She has written over 25 novels and novellas and is working on her third Regency series. Maggi also writes historical mysteries, contemporary romantic suspense, and two young adult novels. Her books are constant bestsellers on Amazon and many have been nominated for awards. Maggi’s free time is spent feeding the local wildlife, reading, gym, movies, and BBC2. She lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of Australia.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Roast lamb with mint sauce, broccoli, pumpkin, and baked potatoes. Apple pie and cream.
Who is your “book boyfriend” (that hottie you read about and drool over)?
I’m presently reading Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. Reacher is a ruthless killer, but with a sense of honor. He coolly works through any problems he faces, and at 6 ft 5 and two-fifty pounds with a 50″ chest, and ‘assassin’s blue eyes’, he’s definitely hot. If I was ever in danger, I’d want him around. I’m considering basing a Regency hero on him. I think he’d make a very good one.
Describe the perfect vacation.
A villa in the south of France, enjoying the local wines and food. Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Popping over to Cannes for the film festival.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?.
Romantic suspense, and mysteries, either historical or contemporary.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
My research tends to wander from the language of flowers to a recipe for casseroled grouse. Terrible time waster. I’m writing a contemporary romantic suspense so I’m researching hand guns. One that fits in a lady’s handbag. For my Regency series, anything about spies, the Prince of Wales, his court, customs, fashions, food and architecture, plus the Napoleonic era. I have some wonderful books with glossy pictures of English estates and gardens.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Regency Romance Series
Book heat level (based on movie ratings) 18+:
Sometimes the biggest risk we take is with our hearts.
1821 London
At twenty-four, Lady Helen Kinsey has her future carefully mapped out. A life of gentle quietude in the country caring for her unmarried brothers and walking with her dog. It does not include marriage, a dream she banished after her first Season. But when a handsome earl enters Kinsey House in London on a mission to find out why their footman was poisoned, she finds herself drawn into solving the mystery. And despite resistance on her part worthy of an army maneuver, she is irresistibly drawn to the earl himself.

After Whitehall receives a letter warning of a plot against the Crown, Jason, Captain Lord Peyton, is sent to investigate. Surely the famous explorer, Lord Lawrence Kinsey could not be behind it. He is engrossed in roaming ancient libraries and tombs in the East and bringing back their treasures for the museum. But after Peyton finds a fragment of a burned letter it appears that something dangerous lurks in Kinsey House, and Peyton becomes determined to keep the defenseless family safe, and one member particularly. Lady Helen has built a wall around herself and holds him at arm’s length. But arm’s length is not where Peyton wants to be.

As the mystery unfolds it becomes imperative for Peyton and Lady Helen to work together, very closely indeed.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Unmasking-Lady-Helen-Kinsey-Family-ebook/dp/B074FF4BCN
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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/unmasking-lady-helen-the-kinsey-family-series-book-1
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/739536

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Is It True: To Love a Reckless Lord Bonus Edition by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #historicalromancePlay Is It True with today’s guest Collette Cameron, author of To Love a Reckless Lord Special Bonus Edition, a Historical Regency Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

Special BONUS edition! Offered for ONE week only, August 13-19 and will NEVER be repeated.

The first three installments of The Conundrums of the Misses Culpeppers AND the first three installments of the A Waltz with a Rogue Series! Don’t miss these entertaining, mesmerizing laugh-out-loud Regency Romance romps!

6 books and over 1400 pages of historical romance for only $.99!

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Genre: Regency Romance

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, the first three books of the Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper and the first three books in the A Waltz with a Rogue series.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No, but I only sleep about 5 hours a night anyway.
you did research for this book?
Yes. Well, I did for the books in this set. Does that count?
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes! Freddy the corgi!
this book has more than one genre?
No. All Regency romances.
you speak more than one language?
No (unless pig Latin counts.)
you grew up where you live now?
No.
you love to read?
Yes, but I have so little time to do so anymore.
you are never late?
Yes. I hate tardiness!
you love pizza?
No.
you love sushi?
No.
you have a pet?
Yes. Several in fact. 6 dogs, 5 cats, 3 chickens and a pond full of goldfish.
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Is It True: To Love a Reckless Lord Bonus Edition by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #historicalromance

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A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances

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Stressing Miss Elizabeth Atwell from Only a Hero Will Do @alannalucas27 #RLFblog #genreA feisty heiress and a dashing ex-army captain working together to defeat dark forces threatening Britain’s monarchy. Only a Hero Will Do by Alanna Lucas

Defender of the realm…and his wary heart…

Stressing Miss Elizabeth Atwell

Every heroine has a story. She has a background, a history, and a past. This interview allows us to meet a heroine and get to know her better, by focusing on how she handles being relaxed, as well as how she handles stress.
Age: 26
Birthplace: England
Profession: spy (shh! don’t tell)
Ethnicity: British
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

The Heroine’s Relaxed Side

This heroine is at a party. Considering her story, describe the party.
Being the daughter of a viscount, Elizabeth is no stranger to the elegant ballrooms of the ton, however even she finds Lady Caper’s soirées far too tedious and overcrowded. Despite the opulence of the environment, lovely music, and the company of her dear friend, Elizabeth is too focused on her mission to enjoy the evening.
How does the heroine feel about being this particular party, and what body language is she displaying that gives it away?
Elizabeth does not want to be there, but is quite proficient at putting on a good show for the sake of propriety. None would suspect she’s only at the party to keep an eye on the man suspected of acts against the crown.
Is she more likely to mingle or remain aloof?
Mingle, but always on the look for possible danger.
If she drinks, what is her drink of choice at this party?
She doesn’t drink.
The heroine figures out where the hiding places are and then goes there. Is it to hide, to avoid someone, or to go drag a friend back to the party?
None of those ;-) It would be to receive a secret missive that needs to be decoded.
Is she likely to latch onto a friend and stay with him/her and ignore others, or is she the friend that others latch onto?
She is the friend that others latch onto.
If someone picked a fight at this party, how is the heroine going to handle it?
Depends on who is involved. She doesn’t want to giveaway her secret ;-)
Is the heroine the one most likely to get tossed out of the party, or the one who does the tossing?
Of course not! She may be a spy, but she’s still a lady.
Will she know when to leave, or stay late and make a nuisance of herself?
If anything, Elizabeth leaves early.

The Heroine’s Stressed Out Side

How does the heroine handle it if the cops or some other authority figure pulls her aside when she was blameless in a situation?
Elizabeth is not some simpering miss. She will defend herself and her actions.
How does the heroine react to hearing a scream?
Run and investigate.
If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing that crosses her mind?
That Typhon- the elusive antagonist in Only a Hero Will Do- or one of his lackey’s has infiltrated the ton.
If she sees someone being assaulted, what is the FIRST thing she does?
Pulls out her pocket pistol from her thigh holster and goes after the assailant.
This heroine attempts to rescue someone and realizes that she is in over her head. The odds are against her and there is no way out. She is going to get her butt handed to her. What does she do?
Never give up, that’s for certain! Perhaps restrategize a little and then rise to the occasion.
The heroine runs into the one person from her past she wanted to avoid. She can’t get out of the situation and must interact with him/her in some way. What does she do?
Miss Elizabeth Atwell is the daughter of a viscount and knows how to put on a good show for the sake of propriety.
Someone younger than the heroine is in charge of the situation, and they are handling it badly, perhaps bungling things. How does the heroine deal with it?
Take control, of course.
The heroine is in physical pain but must bear up under it and keep going. What does she tell herself in order to get through the situation?
“This is your chance to prove that you do belong. You are a spy.”
What mentor’s words come to mind in a bad situation?
I wouldn’t have asked you to be part of the Legion if I didn’t believe you were capable.
What lesson from her past gets her through a stressful situation?
Being told she would never have a place in a man’s world. She was going to prove every naysayer wrong.

Only a Hero Will Do

Captain Grant Alexander is an enigma in London society. Dashing and handsome, he coldly eschews marriage. But the ton knows nothing of his role in the Legion: to bring Typhon, the traitor who seeks to destroy the British monarchy, to justice.

When Grant is thrown together with fellow Legion member Elizabeth Atwell, he’s instantly beguiled yet exasperated by this beautiful viscount’s daughter. She has little interest in combing the marriage mart for a well-bred, well-heeled husband, but is adept at code-breaking and handling a bow and arrow. She also refuses to do as she is told, insisting she accompany Grant on his mission.

As Typhon continues to evade capture and dark forces are at work, Grant realizes he must act, not only to protect the realm but Elizabeth too…not to mention his heart, which is in danger of thawing every time she comes close…

Genre Historical romance- Regency
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Self-pub
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Only-Hero-Will-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B071LS5KSB

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Alanna Lucas grew up in Southern California, but always dreamed of distant lands and bygone eras. From an early age she took interest in art, history, and travel, and enjoys incorporating those diversions into her writing. Alanna makes her home in California where she spends her time writing historical romances, dreaming of her next travel destination, and spending time with family.

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The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #RegencyWelcome Collette Cameron author of The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager, a new Regency Romance.

Why did you write this book?

I introduced Shona Atterberry in her sister’s book, Heartbreak and Honor, but I didn’t know who her hero was going to be. Then, Morgan’s character popped into my head, and I knew he was perfect for her.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Historical romance, LOL. What a surprise. I love everything from medieval to Victorian.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I have to pick just one? But there are so many. I’ve always loved Heather from The Flame and the Flower. So much so that I named my daughter Brianna after her. (Heather’s middle name was Brianna.)

What are you working on at the moment?

I’ve just finished my 20th book, Seductive Surrender, book 6 in my Highland Heather Romancing a Scot series. I’m on to two new series and a special surprise coming out next year.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

You’ll see more books in my Seductive Scoundrel and Heart of a Scot Series as well as the last two Conundrums of the Culpepper Misses series. I also have two top-secret, really awesome group projects coming up.

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre Regency

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he couldn’t ever marry her.

A wounded hero.

Love—sentimental drivel for insipid, weak, feckless fools.

Since an explosion ravaged Captain Morgan Le Draco’s face and cost him his commission in the Royal Dragoons, he’s fortified himself behind an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Now destitute and shunned by the very society that once lauded his heroics, he’s put aside all thoughts of marrying and having a family. Until he risks his life to save a drowning woman. At once, Morgan knows Shona’s the balm for his tortured soul, but as a wealthy, titled noblewoman, she’s too far above his humble station and can never be his.

An intrepid wallflower.

Love—a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face.

Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry believes she’s utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of gauche shyness, until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can’t deny her immediate, powerful, and sensual attraction to him. Despite how ill-suited they are and innuendos that Captain Le Draco is a fortune-hunter, she cannot escape her growing fascination.

Two damaged souls searching for love.

Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts?

Caution: This book contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you’ll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own tantalizing romantic tales.

Publisher Blue Rose Romance
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A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

Website http://collettecameron.com
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