NEW RELEASE: Third Son’s a Charm 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 coverThird Son’s a Charm

Ewan Mostyn thinks a job as a duke’s daughter’s bodyguard will be easy—but Lady Lorraine has a few tricks up her sleeve that spark an undeniable passion.

Series Name: The Survivors
Genre: Regency Historical
Heat level: One or two love scenes

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author photoWhat was the hardest part about writing this story?

The hardest part about this story was writing Ewan because he’s not a talker. He’s one of those the fewer words the better, so I had to make sure all the words he did speak had special import and were spoken concisely. He wouldn’t waste a single word.

Do you write every day?

I write 2500 words a day, 5 days a week. Sometimes I write on the weekends if I have an additional project that needs attention.

What are your favorite historical romance tropes?

I love fish-out-of-water. Almost every one of my books has this trope in one way or another.

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NEW RELEASE: The Highlander’s Princess Bride by Vanessa Kelly @VanessaKellyAut

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

book coverThe Highlander’s Princess Bride

The illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent might be expected to pursue various dubious professions. Actress, perhaps, or artist’s model. Even courtesan. Victoria Knight, however, has become a governess—a respectable choice, until she travels to Scotland to meet her new charges. The younger brothers of Nicholas Kendrick, Earl of Arnprior, aren’t children at all. They’re brawny, wild Highland men. As for the Earl, he’s handsome, guarded, and far too compelling . . .

Series Name: The Improper Princesses
Genre: Regency-set romance
Heat level: One or two love scenes

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author photoWhat was your inspiration for this story?

It’s a mash-up between the classic movie musicals, The Sound of Music and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers–set in Scotland!

Do you plot your books before you write?

I’m an insanely detailed plotter. I generally spend three weeks drawing up character charts, motivation and goal charts, plot boards, creating character biographies, and writing a twenty page synopsis. By the time I’m ready to write, I have a big, organized notebook to guide me.

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Who was your first auto-buy historical romance author?

Lisa Kleypas, although I read most of Georgette Heyer’s books as a teenager (I stole them from my sister).

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Kris Kennedy @KrisKennedy

Kris Kennedy
Claiming Her

📚 USA Today bestselling author

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Irish knight and last of his family’s bloodline, Aodh Mac Con has a single mission: recover his ancestral homelands. Defying the queen of England, he leads his bold men on an outrageous mission to commandeer the windswept castle he sees as his birthright.

Coldly satisfied at his success, he turns his attention on the lady of the keep, intending to conquer the beautiful, reserved chatelaine as he’s done everything else in his life: by making her bend to his irresistible will.

He never expects to have the dormant fires of his ice-cold heart stoked by this defiant slip of a woman. Their battles of will–and the bedroom–fuel a passion that leaves them both scorched and stunned, forcing them to rethink every lesson ever learned about loyalty and love.

Can Aodh win her heart before the English armies come marching, or will the fire that fuels her defiance destroy everything he’s ever fought for?

💖 CANDY CENTER:
conquering hero, heroine locked in a tower, enemies to lovers, alpha hero, forbidden love, scottish-ish, renegade lord, scorching hot

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Joanna Shupe @JoannaShupe

Joanna Shupe
Magnate

📚 A Publishers Weekly BEST BOOK OF 2016
📚 A Washington Post TOP ROMANCE OF 2016
📚 A Kobo BEST ROMANCE OF 2016
📚 Winner! RT Book Reviews May 2016 Seal of Excellence Award

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New York City’s Gilded Age shimmers with unimaginable wealth and glittering power. The men of the Knickerbocker Club know this more than anyone else. But for one millionaire, the business of love is not what he expected…

Born in the slums of Five Points, Emmett Cavanaugh climbed his way to the top of a booming steel empire and now holds court in an opulent Fifth Avenue mansion. His rise in stations, however, has done little to elevate his taste in women. He loathes the city’s “high society” types, but a rebellious and beautiful blue-blood just might change all that.

Elizabeth Sloane’s mind is filled with more than the latest parlor room gossip. Lizzie can play the Stock Exchange as deftly as New York’s most accomplished brokers–but she needs a man to put her skills to use. Emmett reluctantly agrees when the stunning socialite asks him to back her trades and split the profits. But love and business make strange bedfellows, and as their fragile partnership begins to crack, they’ll discover a passion more frenzied than the trading room floor…

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Alpha male, female stockbroker, Gilded Age New York City, Sexy

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The Viscount’s Anniversary Giveaway!

Three years ago this week, The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation published, launching the Dukes of War regency romance series. That’s right: It’s Lady Amelia and Lord Sheffield’s anniversary!

Let’s celebrate with a marvelous giveaway:

Win the entire autographed collection!

You get: The full set of seven signed paperbacks. Absolutely splendid! 😍


Want to win?
Just leave a review for The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation anywhere you like, then send the link or screenshot to assistant@ericaridley.com with subject line “Christmas Giveaway” and you’re entered to win!

No purchase necessary. In fact, the ebook is available for FREE at any of these locations:
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Don’t prefer ebooks? You’re in luck! The Dukes of War are also available in paperback and audiobook format:
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Fine print: Giveaway open internationally. Winner receives all 7 autographed paperbacks. Review must be for The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation. Void where prohibited. Every review counts, regardless of star rating. Anyone can win!

NEW RELEASE: His Make-Believe Bride by Cynthia Wright @CynthiaWright1

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

His Make-Believe Bride

GUARDED HEARTS
A French pirate of smoldering passions, Justin St. Briac has vowed never to marry. However, when his manipulative mother beckons him to her deathbed in Cornwall, he succumbs to her plea that he take a bride – devising an elaborate charade to grant her dying wish.
Mouette Raveneau, once the toast of the London ton, has been ruined by scandal. When Justin hires her to help carry off his scheme, neither of them expects their "business arrangement" to feel like a real marriage…

Series Name: Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family, Book 5
Genre: Regency Historical Romance
Heat level: Melt your socks off

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Tell us something fun about the relationship conflict.

Justin and Mouette are my first "older" couple (ages 48 & 36) and they bring lots of baggage and hidden longings to their "make-believe marriage." I had a lot of fun watching Justin squirm as his vulnerabilities were slowly exposed.

How much research do you do?

I do a lot of research – and the best part is traveling to the locations in my books. I like to walk in the footsteps of my characters as much as possible.

Who was your first auto-buy historical romance author?

First Georgette Heyer, then Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Katherine Bone @katherinelbone

Katherine Bone
The Pirate’s Debt

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Lady Chloe Walsingham is an enthusiastic gothic romance reader and hopeless romantic focused solely on finding her perfect hero. She also happens to have a penchant for getting into trouble. So when the man she loves disappears after a scandalous duel, she decides to follow him to the ends of the Earth. To do so, however, Chloe must evade her brother, an infamous revenue man, and board a ship bound for Penzance. And nothing in her beloved books can prepare her for the harsh realities of wreckers who ply the coast.

After his father destroyed the lives of countless innocent people, Basil Halford, Earl of Markwick is willing to do anything to earn back his honor. Betrayed by his blood and his reputation ruined, Markwick answers the request of a well-heeled duke and dons the Black Regent’s mask to repay the debt. His task? Rescuing a young woman who is chasing down a ghost of a man.

But a pirate has plenty of enemies, and Markwick isn’t any different. No matter how diligent a captain he may be, sailing to Lady Chloe’s rescue involves risking not only the Regent’s legacy but the last thing he can afford to lose…his heart.

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Regency romance, pirates, shipwrecks, hidden identities, virgin, action/adventure, earl, wallflower, smuggler, sea adventures, Cornwall, inheritance

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Sarah Richmond @srichmondwriter

Sarah Richmond
Do Be Sensible, Miss Wynchcomb

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Always so sensible, Constance Wynchcomb, companion to Lady Caddick-Boyle, has lost her heart to the most gallant of gentlemen. At least, that’s how Evan Galsworthy presents himself.

When Evan asks to court Constance, his background is called into question. His mother died in childbirth and the whereabouts of his father is unknown. Her ladyship won’t allow a man of dubious pedigree in her house.

In hot pursuit of his parentage, Evan discovers a family secret that makes him unworthy of Constance’s love. He breaks off their courtship before she learns the painful truth of his past.

Her heart broken, Constance is bereft by Evan’s sudden dismissal of her affections.
When she’s told Evan has gone missing, she does what no sensible woman would do. She goes looking for him to demand an explanation.

Is she prepared for what she will find?

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Edwardian romance, clean and wholesome, secret baby, hidden identities, woman in jeopardy

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Historical Romance Unboxing with Dawn Brower @dawnab33

Dawn Brower
Surrendering to My Spy

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A rogue, a marquess and a spy… Each an integral part of Dominic Rossington’s life and he does them all rather well. Love throws him off balance and he’ll do everything in his power to protect the one who holds his heart, Lady Rosanna. Danger lurks on the horizon and he’ll have to put it all on the line to save her.

Lady Rosanna Kendall’s heart was broken when the one man she always loved told her he’d never marry, and even if he did she’d be his last choice. Shortly afterward her eldest brother died in a freak accident sending her into mourning. During that time she picked up the tattered remains of her heart and hardened it.

Lord Dominic Rossington, the Marquess of Seabrook worked diligently as a spy for the war office. He led a dangerous life that had no place for a wife or family. He couldn’t in good conscience encourage Lady Rosanna—even if she was his greatest desire.

Years later Dominic sees a way to free himself of his obligations to the crown and finally claim the one woman he’s always wanted. All he has to do is complete one last mission and convince her she’s the only one for him.

Will they both survive Dominic’s dangerous lifestyle long enough to claim their happy-ever-after?

💖 CANDY CENTER:
Regency romance, sensual, best friend’s sister

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