All posts by Erica Ridley

Historical Romance Unboxing with Tammy Andresen @tammyandresen

Tammy Andresen
Taming a Duke’s Reckless Heart (Taming the Heart #1)

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With her mother gravely ill, Piper Baker’s situation grows desperate in a world unfriendly to women. Time and money dwindle to naught, and marriage is Piper’s lone option. Although potential suitors circle her skirts, none but Barrett Maddox, Duke of Manchester, captures her heart, after he saves her from a band of thieves. It is just her luck that the man Piper wants is the only one she cannot have.

For wealthy, titled bachelor Barrett Maddox, the first rule in life is to avoid marriageable virgins, at all costs, and he has been successful thus far. That is, until he rescues the delectable, auburn-haired Piper Baker. For some unfathomable reason, or in a temporary fit of insanity, he agrees to broker a match for the unfortunate lady, in the target rich New York society. While he easily thwarts inept suitors, can Barrett keep his hands to himself?

Entangled in a web they conspired to create, Piper and Barrett are left to wonder if there is anything more reckless than love.

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Victorian romance, second chances

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Donna Hatch @donnahatch

Donna Hatch
The Stranger She Married

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When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor’s prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.

Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he’d thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer’s attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Regency romance, arranged marriage, hidden identities, mildly sensual

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UPDATE: Lord of Temptation (Rogues to Riches)

To those of you waiting to read Lord of Temptation:

Unfortunately, the last few months have been incredibly rocky with back-to-back unexpected incidents, and the production schedule has been thrown off course.

I am very eager for release day and I want you to adore Faith and Hawkridge journey to love as much as I do.

In order to give you the very best book I can write, the release date for Lord of Temptation has been postponed.

Due to having to reschedule the editor as well as all the other elements of publishing, the new launch date is set for November 11. (I know… Two months can seem like forever!!)

If the stars align to allow production to move faster than expected, I will absolutely get this romance into your hands as quickly as humanly possible.

XOXO,

Erica

 

Historical Romance Unboxing with Theresa Romain @TheresaRomain

Theresa Romain
Passion Favors the Bold (Royal Rewards #2)

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DESPERATE MEASURES
Georgette Frost’s time is almost up. On her twenty-first birthday, the protections outlined in her late parents’ will are set to expire. With prospects for employment or marriage unfavorable at best, she decides to leave London and join her brother, Benedict, on a treasure hunt for gold sovereigns stolen from the Royal Mint.

DANGEROUS LIAISONS
Lord Hugo Starling has always felt protective of his friend Benedict’s sister, Georgette. So when he discovers her dressed in ragged boy’s clothes, about to board a coach for parts unknown, he feels duty bound to join her search. But mystery piles upon mystery as they cross England together, not least of which is the confounded attraction between them. As Georgette leads him to a reward he never expected, Hugo realizes he’s embarked upon the adventure of a lifetime…

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Regency romance, sexy, best friend’s little sister, treasure hunt, road romance

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Christina McKnight @CMcKnightWriter

Christina McKnight
The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis (Craven House #2)

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The grandson of an unconventional marquis and son of a notorious woman, Elijah Watson, Marquis of Ridgefeld, has spent most of his life outside of London. His atypical upbringing has left him longing for roots and a traditional family life, and he’s determined to live his life above reproach. When he meets Miss Samantha Pengarden, he believes he’s found the woman he wants to marry–except she has other far more sensual ideas for him.

Known throughout the ton as the illegitimate rebellious daughter of London’s disreputable Craven House Madame, Samantha has never had to face the world without her shy twin by her side–until now. Her sister’s marriage and the return of her blackguard father leaves her alone and adrift. When Elijah agrees to escort her to the town’s most infamous establishments, she thinks she’s finally found a man with a taste for scandal and a knowledge of matters of the flesh.

But she never counted on Elijah being so honorable. When Samantha is listed as the mistress of the Marquis of Ridgefeld in White’s betting book, her reputation is in ruins–and only Elijah can save her. Can two total opposites come together for a love certain to last a lifetime.

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Regency romance, clean romance, traditional regency, family conflicts, reclusive hero, fish out of water, unconventional heroine, redemption, illegitimate duaghter

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Susana Ellis @susanaauthor

Susana Ellis & the Bluestocking Belles
Holly and Hopeful Hearts

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When the Duchess of Haverford sends out invitations to a Yuletide house party and a New Year’s Eve ball at her country estate, Hollystone Hall, those who respond know that Her Grace intends to raise money for her favorite cause and promote whatever marriages she can. Eight assorted heroes and heroines set out with their pocketbooks firmly clutched and hearts in protective custody. Or are they?

The Bluestocking Belles are proud to present eight never before published novellas centered on the Duchess of Haverford’s ball. Her favorite cause is also one dear to the hearts of the Bluestocking Belles, women’s education. 25% of all proceeds will be donated to the Malala Fund.

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Regency romance, multi-author anthology, clean romance, traditional regency, May-December romance, enemies to lovers, love triangle, widower, marriage of convenience, secret baby, secret identity, feuding families, wallflower, outsider hero, rebellious daughter, class conflict, fish out of water, Cinderella

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NEW RELEASE: Traitor in Her Arms by Shana Galen @shanagalen

Today, I’m thrilled to have Shana Galen here on the blog, sharing a brand new historical romance release with us!

book coverTraitor in Her Arms

Two morally compromised souls wage a battle of wits—and seduction—against the backdrop of the French Revolution in this thrilling romance from bestselling author Shana Galen.

Series Name: The Scarlet Chronicles
Genre: Georgian Romance
Heat level: One or two love scenes
ISBN: 9780399179105

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$4.99 USD – $5.99 CAN – £4.99 GBP

author photoWhat was the best part about writing this story?

I have always been fascinated by the French Revolution. The best part about writing this story has been reading more about the French Revolution and learning all the interesting little tidbits of information about the royal family, the revolutionaries, and the guillotine. It really was a study in what makes a revolution and why one goes wrong.

How much research do you do?

I did extensive research for this book and indeed the series as a whole. I read biographies of Marie Antoinette and books about the only surviving member of the French royal family, Marie Therese. In a sense I feel like I’ve been preparing to write this book since I was in fifth grade and read my first short biography about Marie Antoinette. My interest in the period and the people involved has never waned and the more I learned the more I asked what if. And then the more ideas for stories came to me, of course!

What are your favorite historical romance tropes?

I love fish out of water. Almost every single one of my books deals with this trope in one fashion or another. Traitor in Her Arms features this trope because both the hero and heroine are British citizens thrust into the frenzy of the Reign of Terror in France.

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Barbara Monajem @BarbaraMonajem

Barbara Monajem
To Kiss a Rake (Scandalous Kisses #1)

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WHEN A LADY IS ABDUCTED BY MISTAKE…
Melinda Starling doesn’t let ladylike behavior get in the way of true love. She’s secretly assisting in an elopement… until she’s tossed into the waiting coach and driven away by a notorious rake.

REVENGE REALLY DOESN’T PAY.
Miles Warren, Lord Garrison, comes from a family of libertines, and he’s the worst of them all—or so society believes. When Miles helps a friend to run away with an heiress, it’s an entertaining way to revenge himself on one of the gossips who slandered him.

Except that he drives off with the wrong woman… and as if that wasn’t scandalous enough, he can’t resist stealing a kiss.

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Regency romance, sensual, mistaken identity, marriage of (in)convenience

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Christie Kelley @ChristieKelley

Christie Kelley
The Cursed Countess (The Daring Drake Sisters #1)

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How many husbands must die before the gossips say it’s a curse? In Lady Tessa Stanhope’s case, three husbands in five years has set tongues wagging. So when she attracts the attention of the handsome and mysterious Jack Raynerson, she is torn between desire for him and the yearning to keep him safe. But Jack is making it clear that he’s more interested in her than the curse.

Is she truly unlucky or the killer they say she is? Tessa’s stepson hires Jack to investigate the suspicious death of his father, her third husband. To gather evidence against her, Jack decides he must get closer to her. While he remains unsure of her guilt or innocence, he is certain of one thing…he wants her.

Just when Jack decides Tessa cannot possibly be guilty, there is another death. Can he believe in her innocence and her love? Or will he be her next victim?

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Regency romance, disguises, redemption, sexy

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NEW RELEASE: The Pirate’s Duty by Katherine Bone @katherinelbone

Today, I’m thrilled to have Katherine Bone here on the blog, sharing her new historical romance release with us!

book coverThe Pirate’s Duty

Oriana Thorpe is a smuggler’s daughter who risked everything to challenge her evil pirate brother and save people from his wrath. Determined to atone for her brother’s villainy, she distributes his blood money to widows and orphans. When threatening letters arrive with the promise of retaliation, it will take a man like the Black Regent, a former navy captain in disguise, to protect her if he can. Together, they will face a pirate demon and take the greatest risk of all—falling in love.

Series Name: The Regent’s Revenge
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Heat level: One or two love scenes

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author photoWhat was the hardest part about writing this story?

The hardest part of writing The Pirate’s Duty involved a lot of personal drama. Lol! Aside from fighting burn out, health issues, and family issues, I had to do tons of research, which I love! That’s the problem. Lol! I get caught up in it because I love it so much. 😉

How much research do you do?

I love research and I do a lot of it. That’s the problem I have because I get sucked into research and can spend too much time doing it. It’s fun though!

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What was the first historical romance you read?

My first historical romance was The Flame and The Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss.

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