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Category Archives: Regency

Romance set during the Regency period in England.

This quick interview includes info about the author, and
introduces the story.

About the Author

Bestselling,
award-winning author, Collette Cameron, has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal
Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. Author of the Castle Brides Series, Highland
Heather Romancing a Scot Series
, and Conundrums
of the Misses Culpepper Series
, Collette writes Regency and Scottish
historicals and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and
five mini-dachshunds. Mother to three and a self-proclaimed Cadbury Chocolate
chocoholic, Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, trivia,
and all things shabby chic or cobalt blue. You’ll always find dogs, birds,
quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels.
Her
motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, too many
flowers, or too many books. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.

Interview with Collette Cameron

Why did you write
this book?
Virtue and Valor is the second book
in my six-book Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series. The hero and heroine,
Yancy, the Earl of Ramsbury and Isobel Ferguson, were first introduced in my
Castle Brides series. I adored them as secondary characters and knew they both
needed their own stories. Actually, the demanded I write their stories. My
characters can be rather bossy.
It wasn’t until I was writing the
first book in the series, Triumph and Treasure, that I suddenly realized the
two of them were meant for each other. Naturally, I had to throw in a bunch of
conflict, danger and intrigue. I wouldn’t want to make it too easy for them to
have their happily-ever-after.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I love historical romances of just about any kind, but
especially those set in Europe.  Romance
and history; how could I go wrong reading that?
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
Just one? 
I have three male crushes right
now. Jamie Fraiser (it’s the kilt!), the musketeer Aramis (the man’s just
yummy) and The Count of Monte Crist (dark, brooding, vengeful). 
What are you working on at the
moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m just finishing up Heartache and
Honor, the third book in the Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series.
I have three novella’s  to complete for projects with other authors,
and one of those stories is Bradford Kingsley’s.  He was introduced in A Kiss for Miss Kingsley
and was so widely popular with my readers, I decided to give him his own story.
When I’ve finished the
novella’s,  I’ll jump right into the
second book in my Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series, Schemes Gone
Amiss. Readers have been dying to read Blythe and Leventhorpe’s story.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Bartholomew Yancy never expected to
inherit an English earldom and had no intention of marrying. Now, the Earl of
Ramsbury and last in his line, he’s obligated to resign his position as
England’s War Secretary, find a wife, and produce an heir. Only one woman holds
the least appeal: Isobel Ferguson, an exquisite Scotswoman. Brought to Scotland
to mediate between feuding clans, he doggedly woos her. 
Disillusioned
with men pursuing her for her attractiveness, rather than her unusual
intellect, Isobel has all but abandoned any hope of finding a husband in the
Highlands. Not only does she believe Yancy no different than her other suitors,
he’s a notorious rake. She’s been told he’s practically betrothed. Therefore,
his interest in her cannot possibly be honorable, and so she shuns his
attentions.
When
Isobel is mistakenly abducted by a band of rogue Scots, Yancy risks his life to
rescues her. To salvage her compromised reputation, her brother and father
insist she marry him. Yancy readily agrees, but Isobel—knowing full well she’s
fated for spinsterhood by refusing his offer— won’t be coerced into
marriage. 
Can love unite a reluctant earl and
a disenchanted beauty?

About the Book

Title  Virtue and
Valor (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, Book 2)
Genre Scottish Regency-Historical Romance
Author  Collette
Cameron
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):  R

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Donna Cummings shares details about the creation of Lord
Wastrel in the box set Rogues Gallery.

About the Book

Title Rogues Gallery
Genre Regency Romance Boxed Set
Author Donna Cummings
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
3 rogues, falling in love. . .
Lord Midnight
Lord Midnight, a dashing highwayman, lives for revenge
against the uncle who stole his title and tried to kill him as a child. His
plan for vengeance–seducing his uncle’s bride-to-be–collides with his passion
for this spirited young woman desperate to escape her wedding. Soon he must
choose: saving the woman who stole his heart, or destroying the man who stole
his life.
Lord Rakehell’s Love
(The Curse of True Love, Book 1)
Simon is late to his own wedding, and Georgiana is
heartbroken by the scandal. After such a blunder, how can this rogue known as
Lord Rakehell prove his devotion to the woman he loves?
Lord Wastrel (The
Curse of True Love, Book 2)
Lord Wastrel–the most
notorious rake in London–has a child? Clearly he knows how to sire one, but he
knows nothing about raising one. He needs a scandal-free woman to be a suitable
mother. So why is he falling for Flighty Felicia, who is notorious for her
numerous elopements?

Introducing Lord Wastrel

Name: Hugh Longford, Lord Weyson (aka “Lord
Wastrel”)
Age: 30-ish
Gender: Male
Birthplace: England
Profession: Rogue
Describe his/her body build, skin tone, height and weight.
Include any unique features such as dimples, freckles, or scars: Tall. Long-ish
dark hair. Able to make ladies swoon with a single devilish smile.
Who is the
significant other in your character’s life?
That would be Lady Felicia Selby, also known as
“Flighty Felicia” since she was notorious for eloping every
fortnight. (In her defense, she was trying to fall instantly in love, thanks to
her family’s curse.) Hugh has known her since they were children, and she was
the last person he expected to fall in love with. He resisted mightily. Guess
who won that battle?
Tell us about this
character, please.
Hugh has earned his nickname by indulging in every bawdy
activity available to a young man of wealth and privilege. One morning he comes
home from a raucous evening of pleasure to discover he has a daughter he knew
nothing about, and he is her only
parent. He immediately changes his misspent ways, intent on finding a suitable,
non-scandalous wife to help him raise his child.
Are any of his skills
a source of pride or embarrassment, and if so, which ones and why?
Hugh was a very successful wastrel, before he became a
father, and while he does not regret his past, since it also brought him his
daughter, he is not at all receptive to Felicia’s suggestion that he write his
memoirs.
Does he have children?
Hugh has a high-spirited four-year-old daughter named
Lucinda, who is mad about horses, and does her best at every opportunity to
convince her Papa she needs a pony of her very own. One of Hugh’s biggest
challenges is keeping a straight face around his strong-willed child.
Does your character
care about what others assume about him?
Hugh doesn’t really care what others think of him, but he is
desperate to make sure his past sins do not impact his daughter’s future or her
happiness. She is already disadvantaged socially by being illegitimate, so he
does everything he can to prevent her being harmed by that, in any way.
What inner doubt
causes your character the most difficulty?
Hugh is worried he will be as dreadful of a parent as his
own were. They loved scandal more than him, and he was left orphaned as a
result.
What is your
character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?
Finding a wife who could be a perfect mother, helping him
raise his child. His notion of “perfect mother” does not include a
high-spirited woman whose scandals rival his own. . .at least at the beginning
of the story.

About Your Writer

Why do you think your
writer chose to write about you?
She has an insatiable love for the roguish type, especially
those of us who make her laugh and
fan her face. She’s hoping others will feel the same way, which is why she has
included three of us in this one volume. *whispers* I am quite convinced I am
her favorite, despite her protests otherwise.
What do you wish your
writer had not told others about you?
Hmm, I cannot think of anything in particular. Of course, I
have become rather adept at using the Delete key on her laptop, even though I
swear to her I know nothing of how this “word production device”
operates. *winks*
What other character
from your book do you think your writer should write a book about, and why?
There has already been quite a bit of clamor for more of the
story involving Felicia’s Great-Aunt Aurore. Thanks to their family’s curse, “Great-Aunt
Uproar” has been in love with someone considered unsuitable for several
decades. I, personally, would enjoy seeing her cousin Tony’s story unfold. The
man is an inveterate gambler, and believes he can control his own luck where
love is concerned. I have seen a glimpse of the woman who shall change his
destiny and, well, I don’t want to give Tony too many hints beforehand.
Why do you think your
writer loves to write?
I think she finds all of us rather amusing. Well, except for
those moments when we seem uncooperative, or another set of characters inserts
themselves into the front of the queue when she has planned something else
entirely. *glares at best friend Lord Rakehell* He is a perfect example. He
wasn’t even supposed to have his own story and somehow his got published before
mine. Still, we know our writer adores us, no matter what she may publicly
proclaim during the actual creation of our stories.
Is there anything
you’d like to say to your writer?
Yes, actually. *uses most formal voice* You know how I
detest surprises, but you utilized them, quite successfully, to change my mind
about many important matters. *bows* You have my sincere gratitude.

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Author Bio

I have worked as an attorney, a tasting-room manager at a
winery, and the owner of a retail business, but nothing beats the thrill of
writing humorously-ever-after romances.
I reside in New England, although I fantasize about spending
the rest of my days in a tropical locale, wearing flip flops year-round, or in
Regency London, scandalizing the ton.
You can find me on Twitter and Facebook, talking about
coffee and writing.

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When We Dance 
Alanna Lucas author of When We Dance answers five easy
questions to help readers get to know her better.
Author Bio
Alanna Lucas is a historical romance author, who loves
writing historical romance just as much as she loves reading them. When not
daydreaming of her next hero Alanna can be found reading, spending time with
family, or plotting her next travel destination.
Alanna is a member of the Romance Writers of America, East
Valley Authors, The Beau Monde, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. She makes
her home in Southern California with her family. She loves to hear from
readers.
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
Italian food- lots of pasta, a variety of cheeses, and don’t
forget the wine ;-)
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
In-n-Out. It is a hamburger place in California.
Describe the perfect vacation.
I love going to Europe, especially The Netherlands (I have
family there)
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you
choose?
I like to read about history whether nonfiction or fiction.
I guess it is a good thing I write historical romance.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone,
what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Monster by Imagine Dragons
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Title When We Dance
Genre historical romance-Regency
Author Alanna Lucas
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Nigel Rochefort succeeds at everything he attempts, but
burying his family in scandal and breaking up a wedding while seducing the
bride is not quite what he had in mind. Nor was finding true love.
Step By Step
Miss Artemisia Germayne is used to gossip. She is far from
the ton’s version of an ideal beauty. Worse still, she cannot dance. But when
she finds herself in the uncomfortable predicament of abandonment on her
wedding day, embarrassed and humiliated she retreats to the country.
Nigel Rochefort, second son of the Earl of Monfort, has
always taken his good fortune for granted, so when the woman for whom he has a
secret tendre is about to marry his friend, the only logical thing to do is
break up the wedding. But that scandal is only the start. The bride’s sister
has also disappeared, and Nigel must first clear his name to assure Artemisia’s
affections. As he gives chase, many truths are yet to be learned. This is no
simple country dance or game of seduction but an unstoppable waltz of
desire—and true love.
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The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress 

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Captain Xavier Grey’s body is back amongst the beau monde, but
his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him
find peace. He knows he doesn’t deserve it. Just like he doesn’t deserve the attentions
of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed…
Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of
a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not
be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She
could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the
language of love?

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About the Author

Erica is a USA Today best-selling author of historical romance
novels. Her latest series, The Dukes of War, features charming peers and dashing
war heroes who return from battle only to be thrust into the splendor and madness
of Regency England.
When not reading or writing romances, Erica can be found riding
camels in Africa, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly
lost in the middle of Budapest.

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A Mutual
Interest in Numbers 
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author. Today’s featured book is A Mutual Interest in Numbers by Linda Banche.
A Mutual Interest in Numbers, Love and the Library
Book 2: Ellen and Laurence
Lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice. Does it?
Regency gentleman Mr. Laurence Coffey doesn’t care for libraries
and novels. His interests run to steam engines and mathematics. But his friend found
the lady of his dreams at the library over a copy of Pride and Prejudice. Laurence
yearns for a lady of his own, one of wit and cleverness as well as beauty. And while
he doesn’t expect his friend’s luck, visiting the library can’t hurt.
Miss Ellen Palmer enjoys mathematics, but, unfortunately, many
men frown on bluestockings. She loves the library and its mathematics books as well
as its novels, especially her favorite, Pride and Prejudice. How she would like
to find her own Mr. Darcy. Perhaps someday, somewhere, she can discover a man who
wants an intelligent woman.
At the library, they both reach for a copy of Pride and Prejudice
at the same time. Can their mutual interest in numbers–and this particular novel–make
their dreams come true?
A sweet, traditional Regency romance novella, but not a retelling
of Pride and Prejudice. And there’s a duck. Quack.

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A Note of Scandal 
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author. Today’s featured book is A Note of Scandal by Nicky Penttila.
What’s the harm in a little white lie? Especially when it
could carry so much good: a new life for a wounded soldier, catharsis after
long years of war–and an opportunity for lady composer Olivia Delancey to
finally hear her music played in public.
Newspaper publisher Will Marsh refuses to compound the sins
of his father’s generation by taking money to print propaganda. But with the
end of the wars in France
and America,
he needs something new to drive Londoners to grab his paper first. Why not
publish the score of the “Tune That Took Waterloo,” by a wounded vet, no less?
As Olivia struggles to keep her secrets from this unsuitably
alluring publisher, and Will fights to find the truth without losing his hold
on this bright-eyed angel who has descended into his life, both discover
another sort of truth.
Being the talk of London
can be bad–or very, very good.

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