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Category Archives: Regency

Romance set during the Regency period in England.

His Innocent Bride by Kryssie Fortune @KryssieFortune #RLFblog #Contempory #romanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Today’s guest post is by Kryssie Fortune, author of His Innocent Bride.

Not Your Perfect Hero by Kryssie Fortune

Harry Potter? Superman? Wolverine? Or Captain America? We all have our favourite heroes. Film boyfriends are great, but to me, book boyfriends are better. I can use my imagination to fill in the gaps.
To me, heroes are always whiter than white with a strong moral compass and muscles to match. I blame it on my mother feeding me a diet of John Wayne movies when I was a kid. The thing is, they don’t make good reading.
Where would Mr Darcy be without his arrogance? Remember the boyish Lawrie in Little Women–the one we all thought Jo would marry? How wise she was to choose her professor. Lawrie would have bored her to tears. How about Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon in the Da Vinci Code? He’s quick witted and a reasonable athletic, so damn perfect you could hate him. How did Dan Brown get around it? He made him severely claustrophobic. Even Indiana Jones is scared of snakes.
Apparently, we like our heroes flawed.
So, if you’re on the quest for your next book boyfriend, consider James, Earl of Deanswood in my book His Innocent Bride. He’s a survivor, the second son who never expected to inherit. He’s spent years fighting in the Peninsular war and again at Waterloo. He’s lost good friends and seen others maimed. He cares deeply for the army’s discarded veterans.
Well respected and obscenely rich, he sounds perfect. Except, war has taken its toll. Add in that his farther and older brother drowned on a fishing trip the day the Battle of Waterloo started, and the man’s an emotional mess. He copes by checking and rechecking every detail and micromanaging his estate.
When his mother demands grandchildren, he marries to please her. His need for control seeps into his marriage. Aletha is his to cosset, protect and spank.

His Innocent Bride by Kryssie Fortune

Publisher’s Note: His Innocent Bride is a stand-alone novel which shares the Regency-era setting of Wickedly Used. It includes spankings and sexual scenes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
Consummating her marriage shouldn’t be so hard.
Raised in a dour religious sect, Alethea Allerton dreams of dancing, laughter, and love. She fell for the Earl of Deanswood within five minutes of meeting him. They married by special licence a week later, but he’d rather spend time with his mistress than bed his wife. Alethea has no idea how to seduce her husband. Desperate, she visits a house of ill-repute and hires a tutor. He agrees to meet all the costs as long as she remains blindfold throughout their lessons.
The Earl of Deanswood, a Waterloo veteran, wed Alethea to father an heir. He steps in as her tutor but he teaches her as much about spanking as sex.
Alethea survives an attempt on her life. Circumstances implicate Deanswood, and terrified, she flees London. He pursues her, and when he kisses her, she recognises the touch and taste of him. She’s hurt and humiliated by his deception.
Deanswood sets out to win back her trust. Along the way, he teaches her about ropes, spectators in the bedroom, submission, and sex toys. Only one thing mars their happiness. Someone wants Alethea dead.

Where to buy His Innocent Bride

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Kryssie Fortune Social Media

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. If she can sneak a dragon into her paranormal books she will. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae, or BDSM loving dragons.
Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her heroines are kick ass females who can hold their own against whatever life – or Kryssie – throws at them.
Kryssie’s pet hates are unhappy endings, and a series that end on a cliff hanger.
Her books are all standalone even when part of series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit. One review called it downright sensual.
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Is It True: When the Marquess Returns by Alanna Lucas @alannalucas27 #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Alanna Lucas, author of When the Marquess Returns, a Regency Romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

When the Marquess Returns by Alanna Lucas

Genre Historical Romance-Regency
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
A Marquess in Waiting and the Cursed Heiress…
The ton is abuzz and mamas are lining up their daughters; identical twins Maximus and Lucius St. Albans are making their entry into society. But they’re not just eligible–they’re the missing grandsons of the Duke of Warrington, stolen as infants.
However, Maximus doesn’t relish the battle with his cocky, reprobate brother to be the next Marquess. And he has no time for the simpering misses now vying for his attention. Only Miss Sabina Teverton has his interest.
She was resigned to life as a spinster but from the moment Sabina meets Lord Maximus, her heart is torn. She dreams of a match with him–but how can that be when she’s been branded as cursed…and she knows secrets of that night long ago when Maximus and his twin were snatched from their cradles?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No – number 12!
this book is part of a series?
Yes- it is part of a multi-author series, but each book is a standalone.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes! In addition to the twin brother’s in the story constantly arguing in my head, my family and I were selling one house, moving into my mom’s house while the new—well, new to us—house was going through escrow, moved again, then just when we were down to last five boxes, a plumbing disaster struck (rooms gutted, new plumbing throughout…just a mess!).
you did research for this book?
Yes
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No
this book has more than one genre?
No
you speak more than one language?
Sort of. I studied in Paris, France *mumbles into her hand how many years ago* and became quite proficient in speaking French, but I rarely get the opportunity to speak it now. My kids have just started taking French this semester, so I’m hoping it comes back to me.
you grew up where you live now?
No
you love to read?
OMG Yes!! I love books! (Does anyone answer ‘no’ to that?)
you are never late?
Ha! I have a teen daughter. Of course we’re always running late!
you love pizza?
Yes—my husband makes the best pizza, all from scratch.
you love sushi?
Yes
you have a pet?
Yes—Josie is a very sweet German Shorthaired Pointer.

Where to buy When the Marquess Returns

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Alanna Lucas Social Media

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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To Be a Debutante by Jessie Clever @JessieClever #RLFblog #RegencyromanceToday’s featured book is To Be a Debutante, 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.
Lady Emily Black is used to getting her way. As the daughter of the Duke of Lofton, she’s grown accustomed to privilege and comfort. So when an ordinary shopping trip turns deadly, Emily is forced to adjust to the truth of what it means to be the descendant of a family of spies. But when such adjustment includes the Marquess of Evanshire, she suddenly finds it’s not quite so difficult even if the marquess is already taken. Because Lady Emily Black always gets what she wants. Always.
The short stories in the Spy Series:
1.To Be a Spy
2.To Be a Duke
3.To Be a Lady
4. To Be a Debutante
The Spy Series short stories take place after the conclusion of the Spy Series.
Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Someday Lady Publishing, LLC
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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.

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Lies and Solace by Jana Richards

She can’t live with one more lie. He can’t tell the truth.
Harper Lindquist is convinced she’s found the answer to her financial prayers. Unless she pours cash into crumbling Solace Lake Lodge, she’ll lose her family’s legacy. Her would-be savior arrives in the middle of a Minnesota blizzard and she’s determined to prove to her reluctant, and trapped, financier the lodge is a sound investment. But Harper isn’t completely honest with him. And she has no idea the lake is hiding secrets of its own.
Ethan James is a liar, but his money is very real. He isn’t convinced a broken-down inn is a smart investment opportunity. But the more he understands Harper’s dreams and desires, the more he wants to be the man to make them come true. The trauma in both their pasts means neither can fully trust the other. They must find the courage to love, to trust, and to accept, or yesterday’s sorrows will keep them apart.
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Very human Tau Cetus police agent Jai Turner goes undercover as a Beautiful Dolls sex robot in order to bring down the planet’s most notorious arms dealer, Marque Callex. The police have never been able to get close to Callex, and Jai’s assignment is to coax information out of Marque on his illicit dealings – information that will lead to his conviction.
Reclusive arms dealer Marque Callex only accepted an invitation from Beautiful Dolls because with his deadly line of work – and the dangerous secrets he’s keeping – he can’t afford to let a real woman into his life.
But neither Jai nor Marque are what they seem, and their week together has consequences neither expect.
HOLT Medallion merit award-winner
Editorial Reviews
I enjoyed reading this quirky, interesting and fast-paced futuristic romance. With all of the twists and turns, I couldn’t help turning the pages and desperately wanting to know how things would pan out. I thoroughly enjoyed Programmed To Please and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this book. — 4.5 stars, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
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Treat yourself today to this uplifting collection of short stories that highlight various kinds of love. Not just romantic love, but also love for family, pets, and country. Facets of Love will introduce you to stunning locations around Greece. The whimsical fantasy elements contained in some of the stories are bound to enchant you! Bonus: five short stories by fabulous Greek and American authors set in Greece, France and the States.
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Reforming a Rake by Mageela TrocheRead free: Reforming a Rake by Mageela Troche #RLFblog #FreeBookFriday #Historical

The debutante wants to have fun.
Lady Cordelia Blaise plans to relish every delight a London Season has to offer.
Cordelia never expected she’d be Reforming a Rake…
The Earl of Bradford is a notorious rake whose name is on the lips of all English, most Welsh and some Highlanders. The man can seduce a woman with a look and that look is aimed at her.
Though, his kisses may stir her desires she won’t abandon her plans to enjoy the glittering delights of a Regency season.
Then again, she never expected to fall in love…
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Read free: Endure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen #RLFblog #FreeBookFriday #SciFiEndure, Illustrated Quotes of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

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What does the most dangerous man in the galaxy have to say about enduring?
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A Countess Most Daring by Jessie Clever @JessieClever #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceToday’s featured book is A Countess Most Daring, 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.
Katharine Cavanaugh, the Countess of Stirling, has always lived according to the expectations of her heritage. The daughter of a revered naval captain and accomplished British spy, Katharine has always done what others expected of her without ever wondering what she expected of herself.
American mercenary Matthew Thatcher has spent his life running away from every expectation he has for himself. Fleeing from a tragedy he believes his careless youth caused, Thatcher is more than willing to offer his services to the highest bidder, no matter the danger.
But when their latest mission from the British War Office goes wrong and they find themselves trapped behind enemy lines in Naples during Napoleon’s last push for European domination, they must decide if they dare to realize the greatest expectation of all: the expectation 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
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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.

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Blog http://jessieclever.com/blog
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Regency Romance by Anna Durbin: King of Swords @TheAnnaDurbin #RLFblog #RegencyAnna Durbin, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

King of Swords by Anna Durbin

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?

Where to buy King of Swords

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/King-Swords-Kings-Tarot-Book-ebook/dp/B072KFYXQV/

Anna Durbin Social Media

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.
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