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Category Archives: Regency

Romance set during the Regency period in England.

To Be a Spy by Jessie Clever @JessieClever #RLFblog #RegencyromanceJessie Clever, 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.

To Be a Spy 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.

Samuel Black must make a decision: to be a spy like his father or follow his heart.

Either is likely to give his mother chest pains.

For Samuel is no longer a lad with the ambitious and noble wish of being a lamplighter to keep the seedy streets of London safe. About to embark on university, his mind stirs with the thoughts of creating a policing force in London to safeguard its citizens. Held back by his family’s legacy as spies, Samuel does not make his ideas known.

But when he stops a would-be purse-snatcher, his path unexpectedly veers into that of one Miss Penelope Paiget, and suddenly, Samuel must make a choice.

To Be a Spy picks up seven years after the conclusion of the Spy Series, a historical romantic suspense series following the adventures of a family of spies during the Napoleonic Wars.

Genre Regency romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher Someday Lady Publishing, LLC
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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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Anna 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?

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
Right now, I only write in the romance genre, and specifically, the Regency romance sub-genre, but I have written other stories outside Regency romance.
How do you come up with ideas?…
Most of my ideas come to me as “what ifs.” For instance, what would happen if you put this woman with this man in this time period under these circumstances? For my Kings of the Tarot series, I created each of the heroes to represent a king card in the tarot deck and the heroines to represent the corresponding queen.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
The single most important part of writing for me is that it allows me an outlet to express my creativity. Though I like the work I do in my real world job, it is, quite frankly, dry and boring with absolutely no opportunity to be creative. I have fun in world-building and creating plots and scenes and characters with my writing.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book when was 8 or 9. It was a story about a girl who discovers that the guy she thinks is her brother is actually a space alien. The first book I wrote as an adult was a ghost story that falls more under the umbrella of Women’s Fiction than paranormal or romance, although there is a strong romantic element running through it.

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? Country
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Both—but I only have a cat these days.

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.
Website https://annadurbinauthor.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/TheAnnaDurbin
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnnaDurbinAuthor/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16946965.Anna_Durbin
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Durbin/e/B072N25NR4/

 

Is It True: King of Swords by Anna Durbin @TheAnnaDurbin #RLFblog #Regency #RomanceWelcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Anna Durbin, author of King of Swords, a Regency romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

King of Swords by Anna Durbin

Genre Regency 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?

Is it true:

this is your first book?
Yes. It’s my first published book at any rate. I wrote my first true “book” when I was in grade school and have been thinking up stories ever since.
this book is part of a series?
Yes. King of Swords is part of the Kings of the Tarot series. Each hero in the series is based on one of the kings in the tarot card deck, and I use the symbolism of the tarot cards throughout the story.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes. I frequently think about plot points while trying to fall asleep, and it can keep me wide awake while I go through scenarios in my head. Sometimes, I give up on trying to sleep and just get up and go to my computer room and write.
you did research for this book?
Yes. Tons of research. The book takes place in Regency England, so I had to do extensive research on the period. Specifically, I delved into marriage laws of the era, Gretna Green elopements, and other topics.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No. There are no non-human characters in this book.
this book has more than one genre?
No. The book is simply a Regency romance.
you speak more than one language?
No. I did take French in junior high and high school but never mastered the language.
you grew up where you live now?
No. I grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa, but now live in Madison, Wisconsin.
you love to read?
Yes. I love to read all sorts of books ranging from romance to non-fiction.
you are never late?
No. I always aim to be on time, but sometimes I miss the mark.
you love pizza?
No. I’ll eat pizza, but I do not love it whatsoever.
you love sushi?
No. Absolutely NOT.
you have a pet?
Yes. We have a calico cat named Maizy. She will be one year old in March, and we call her Crazy Maizy because she leaps through the air and flies around the house like a crazy woman. Although it’s fun to see her burn off that kitten energy, we’re hoping she calms down when she’s a little older.

Where to buy King of Swords

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

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/king-of-swords-for-e-pub-copy-durbin-anna-anna-durbin/1127801624

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.
Website https://annadurbinauthor.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/TheAnnaDurbin
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AnnaDurbinAuthor/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35424999-king-of-swords
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Anna-Durbin/e/B072N25NR4/

 

Collette Cameron, 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.

Earl of Wainthorpe by Collette Cameron

Earl of Wainthorpe by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author #RLFblog #NewRelease #HistoricalRegencyGenre: Historical Regency
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):
Could you ever love the unrepentant rake who won you in a wager?
He didn’t gamble on losing his heart when he won her at the gaming tables.
Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe has finally thwarted his worst enemy. Except he can’t revel in his victory after winning his foe’s ward in a winner-takes-all wager. If Pierce refuses to assume Bianca Salisbury’s guardianship, the fiery-haired beauty with a matching temper may very well find herself sold to the highest bidder.
The shameful secret she guards makes it impossible to love a rogue.
Desperate to escape her blackguard cousin, Bianca Salisbury ventures to London to find a husband or employment. Instead, she’s bartered to a notorious rakehell. She either risks being compromised and accepts The Earl of Wainthorpe’s protection, or flees him and her guardian. But without money and a place to go, she fears she’ll face the same tragic fate as her mother.
Caution: This romance features a sexy, irredeemable scoundrel determined to thumb his nose at the haut ton, a saucy country miss unafraid to speak her mind but terrified of even a hint of scandal, a unlikely aristocratic matchmaker, a trio of busybody sisters you’ll adore, and a very pregnant calico that is convinced humans are only around for her convenience.
For a page-turning Historical Romance novel brimming with Regency England’s rakish dukes and rapscallion lords, buy this passionate adventure sprinkled with suspense and humor. You won’t be able to put it down.
Why did you write this book?
I was invited to participate with eleven other authors in creating a roguish earl to be a member of the Wicked Earls’ Club. It was the perfect opportunity to use an idea I had while writing Brooke: Wagers Gone Awry. That’s another book about an ill-placed wager.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Historical Romance! Big surprise there, right? I especially enjoy Regency, Georgian, Victorian, Highlander, and medieval historicals.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
The Count of Monte Cristo. My, oh, my!
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on the last two books in my Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series. If all goes well, you’ll see Blaike’s story in February!
What books will we see from you in coming months?
You’ll see Blaike’s and Blaire’s stories (books 4 and 5 of the Misses Culpepper Series) as well as books from my Seductive Scoundrel and Heart of a Scot Series. The last book in my Highland Heather Series, Seductive Surrender, releases in May 2018. Oh, and I have a top-secret project I’m working on too. It’s going to be an insanely busy year!

Where to buy Earl of Wainthorpe

Publisher Blue Rose Romance
Amazon http://bit.ly/EarlofWainthorpe
Barnes and Noble https://collettecameron.com/EOWbn
iBooks https://collettecameron.com/EOWit
Kobo https://collettecameron.com/EOWko
Google Play https://collettecameron.com/EOWgo

Collette Cameron Social Media

USA Today Bestselling 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
Blog https://collettecameron.com/blue-rose-romance-blog/
Twitter http://twitter.com/Collette_Author
Facebook http://facebook.com/collettecameronauthor
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/colletteauthor/
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Amazon Author Page http://amazon.com/author/collettecameron.com/
Newsletter http://bit.ly/TheRegencyRose

 

Collette Cameron, 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.

Earl of Wainthorpe

Genre: Historical Regency
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Could you ever love the unrepentant rake who won you in a wager?
He didn’t gamble on losing his heart when he won her at the gaming tables.
Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe has finally thwarted his worst enemy. Except he can’t revel in his victory after winning his foe’s ward in a winner-takes-all wager. If Pierce refuses to assume Bianca Salisbury’s guardianship, the fiery-haired beauty with a matching temper may very well find herself sold to the highest bidder.
The shameful secret she guards makes it impossible to love a rogue.
Desperate to escape her blackguard cousin, Bianca Salisbury ventures to London to find a husband or employment. Instead, she’s bartered to a notorious rakehell. She either risks being compromised and accepts The Earl of Wainthorpe’s protection, or flees him and her guardian. But without money and a place to go, she fears she’ll face the same tragic fate as her mother.
Caution: This romance features a sexy, irredeemable scoundrel determined to thumb his nose at the haut ton, a saucy country miss unafraid to speak her mind but terrified of even a hint of scandal, a unlikely aristocratic matchmaker, a trio of busybody sisters you’ll adore, and a very pregnant calico that is convinced humans are only around for her convenience.
For a page-turning Historical Romance novel brimming with Regency England’s rakish dukes and rapscallion lords, buy this passionate adventure sprinkled with suspense and humor. You won’t be able to put it down.
Why did you write this book?
I was invited to participate with eleven other authors in creating a roguish earl to be a member of the Wicked Earls’ Club. It was the perfect opportunity to use an idea I had while writing Brooke: Wagers Gone Awry. That’s another book about an ill-placed wager.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Historical Romance! Big surprise there, right? I especially enjoy Regency, Georgian, Victorian, Highlander, and medieval historicals.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
The Count of Monte Cristo. My, oh, my!
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on the last two books in my Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series. If all goes well, you’ll see Blaike’s story in February!
What books will we see from you in coming months?
You’ll see Blaike’s and Blaire’s stories (books 4 and 5 of the Misses Culpepper Series) as well as books from my Seductive Scoundrel and Heart of a Scot Series. The last book in my Highland Heather Series, Seductive Surrender, releases in May 2018. Oh, and I have a top-secret project I’m working on too. It’s going to be an insanely busy year!

Where to buy Earl of Wainthorpe

Publisher Blue Rose Romance
Amazon http://bit.ly/EarlofWainthorpe
Barnes and Noble https://collettecameron.com/EOWbn
iBooks https://collettecameron.com/EOWit
Kobo https://collettecameron.com/EOWko
Google Play https://collettecameron.com/EOWgo

Collette Cameron Social Media

USA Today Bestselling 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
Blog https://collettecameron.com/blue-rose-romance-blog/
Twitter http://twitter.com/Collette_Author
Facebook http://facebook.com/collettecameronauthor
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/colletteauthor/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/collettecameron
Amazon Author Page http://amazon.com/author/collettecameron.com/
Newsletter http://bit.ly/TheRegencyRose

 

Meredith Bond: My Gentleman Thief @merrybond #RLFblog #RegencyRomanceWelcome Meredith Bond author of My Gentleman Thief, a new Regency Romance.

Why did you write this book?
This is the third (and final) book of the Grace sisters books (numbers 5,6 and 7 of the Merry Men Series). I wrote it because I couldn’t possibly leave a sister unmarried! Thalia Grace is a bold, fun heroine and she deserved a wonderful man to fall in love with.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I go back and forth between Regency romance and paranormal, with a mystery or other piece of literature thrown in for variety.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I love Charley Davidson from Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series—she’s so much fun! I also have to admit to being not a little in love with Matthew Clairmont and Diana Bishop from A Discover of Witches by Deborah Harkness.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m doing two things at once (not an easy feat for me!). I’m writing the second novella of the parents of The Merry Men (A Spanish Dilemma is the first novella in the sub-series): Under the Mango Tree (the parents of Julian Huntley from An Exotic Heir – which is free, by the way!). And I’m also beginning a whole new series which right now I’m calling the Ladies Wagering Whist Society. It’s going to be a series of 7 or 8 books, so I’m beginning the planning and plotting of that.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Hopefully not very long from now I’ll publish Under the Mango Tree. After that I’ll get started on writing another parents novella (probably the parents of Sara Whately from A Rake’s Reward). Sadly, I think the first book from the Ladies Wagering Whist Society is going to take me a little bit of time because I need to plot out all of the books—at least roughly—before I start writing the first one (because some of the overlap in time).
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Regency Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Thalia Grace has a habit of flaunting Regency society—whether it be racing her horse against ungentlemanly earls or standing up to the arrogant lady patronesses of Almack’s. But after a handsome Greek artist comes to visit, she discovers her true calling—to follow in the footsteps of her archaeologist parents.
The talented Yiannis Istoriakis is passionate about Greek antiquities—he would do anything to ensure that they are treated with proper respect. But he never expected to become a thief…much less be so fascinated by the spirited woman he needs to become his accomplice.
As Thalia and Yiannis suffer through London’s social whirl while stealing priceless antiquities, they find that it’s their hearts that are in danger of being stolen.
Publisher Anessa Books
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07811J4XX
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-gentleman-thief-meredith-bond/1127621392
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-gentleman-thief/id1324688585?ls=1&mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/my-gentleman-thief
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/766793

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Meredith Bond’s books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. An award-winning author, she writes fun traditional Regency romances, medieval Arthurian romances, and Regency romances with a touch of magic. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith loves to take her readers on a journey they won’t soon forget. She is currently living in Europe enjoying the Bohemian life.

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