New Release: Lord of Pleasure

It’s release day for Lord of Pleasure!

Nondescript “good girl” Miss Camellia Grenville only ever opens her mouth when forced to sing at her family’s musicales. That is, until the night she infiltrates the ton’s most scandalous masquerade ball on behalf of her sister, and finds herself in the arms—and the bed—of the one man she’d sworn to hate.

Irresistibly arrogant and unapologetically sensuous, infamous rake Lord Wainwright always gets his way. When he accepts a wager to turn his rakish image respectable in just forty days, he never anticipates falling for an anonymous masked lover…or that discovering her identity would destroy them both.

In Rogues to Riches, Cinderella stories aren’t just for princesses… Lovable rogues sweep five strong-willed young ladies into whirlwind rags-to-riches romance with rollicking adventure.

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NEW RELEASE: A Lady to Remember by Samantha Grace @SamGraceAuthor

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

book coverA Lady to Remember

Penniless and stranded abroad, Lady Adele Sinclair’s survival depends on her brother’s ability to charm the ladies. When one of his assignations turns dangerous, the siblings must flee for their lives, separating Adele from her one true love.

Jaded by betrayal, Marcus Fletcher spends his days attempting to forget Lady Adele, but when she shows up in London expecting him to honor their betrothal agreement, he must decide if he can learn to forgive or risk losing the love of his life forever.

Series Name: Drayton Theatre Production
Genre: Regency
Heat level: One or two love scenes

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$.99 USD – $1.32 CAN – £.99 GBP

author photoWhat was your inspiration for this story?

My original intention was to write a Hansel and Gretel story to be included in a Regency fairytale collection, but Adele and Marcus became very insistent that their love story was not the retelling of a classic fairytale. Over the years, I’ve learned to listen to my characters and not attempt to force them into a story that just doesn’t fit. I’m really happy they took over, because I think it turned out to be a much better story than I had planned.

Do you plot your books before you write?

I need a map of where I’m going with a story, so I loosely plot. Sometimes my notes might be as vague as "Something needs to happen here to prove he can be trusted." I especially like to know my characters’ pasts and how they feel about the events that have happened in their pasts before I start writing, so I write out their history during the planning process. It helps me to understand how they will react to present situations. Even though I’m a plotter, I’m flexible. If the story takes off down an unexpected path, I follow. Usually, it’s better than what I had in mind anyway.

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Who was your first ‘Book Boyfriend’?

My first book boyfriend was James Malory from Johanna Lindsey’s "A Gentle Rogue". In fact, it was my first historical romance, and years later, I still love James. I guess it’s true that you never forget your first. 🙂

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Throwback Thursday: Naughty, not Nice with Callie Hutton @calliehutton

Today, I’m thrilled to have Callie Hutton here on the blog, sharing a fabulous historical tidbit with us!

author photoNaughty, not Nice

In my book, Seducing the Marquess, my heroine finds a naughty book in a bookstore. After acquiring it, she decides to use the advice in the book to entice her husband to make love to her as if she were a mistress. He’s been raised to believe he needs to be aware of his wife’s ‘delicate sensibilities,’ and not show lust and passion with her. Not so, says Eugenia.
A reviewer or two questioned the historical accuracy of my story. They claimed those sorts of books were not around in those days. Well, then. I saw that as a challenge. A very cursory search revealed such goodies as the very famous Kamasutra, published in the 3rd century, as well as other well-known stories such as Justine, by Marquis de Sade (1791), Fanny Hill (1748) and of course the very famous The School of Venus, or the Ladies Delight, Reduced into Rules of Practice, published in England in 1680.
So, dear readers, Fifty Shades of Grey was nothing new. Sex has been popular since, well, since the beginning of time.

Tell us something fun about the relationship conflict.

Devon is unhappy with his married sex life, but doesn’t know why. Shouldn’t he be aware of his wife’s delicate sensibilities? When Eugenia finds ‘the book’ and starts to use information to steam things up, Devon thinks she’s having an affair. He begins to follow her, while she’s following him to keep him from finding a new mistress. It made for some fun scenes.

How much research do you do?

Quite a bit. I have four binders full of Regency information, as well as a membership in the Beau Monde RWA chapter where I ask questions all the time. For Seducing the Marquess I had to find erotic books that were available in the time period. I did LOTS of research, in fact. Yes, LOTS . . . .

What do you like best about historical romance?

The restrictions. I think the fact that there were so many rules in place makes for excellent sexual tension between the couple.

book coverSeducing the Marquess

Lord and Lady Devon have a perfectly proper and good ton marriage. Devon is satisfied. And Eugenia was. Until she found the book . . .

Series Name: Lords and Ladies in Love
Genre: Regency
Heat level: One or two love scenes
ISBN: 9781539181712

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$2.99 USD – $2.99 CAN – £2.99 GBP

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