Tempting the Governess by Vivienne Westlake

TG2-LGNever fall in love with your employer. Any respectable governess knew the cardinal rule. Christine Aubrey prided herself on her devotion to her charges, never suspecting that one day a former pupil would tempt her to break every rule in the book.

Theodore Blake was a “good boy” who grew up into a responsible man. Shouldering the burden of raising his sister’s children and managing his older brother’s affairs, Teddy has always done the right thing. But when his former governess returns to Birchwood, all he can think about is how good it would be to be bad.

Targeted Audience: 21-60

Author Bio:
Vivienne Westlake has been reading and writing romance since the age of fifteen. What makes her stories unique is her love of a sassy heroine who keeps the hero on his toes. Though she has a fondness for redeemable rakes, Vivienne’s favorite Jane Austen/Regency hero is Captain Wentworth.

Vivienne is an active member of Romance Writers of America, Romance Divas, Indie Romance Ink, and the I Love Historical Romance group on facebook.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to tell a short story and the idea of the Regency/Victorian governess has always intrigued me. Class distinctions were much more rigid in the 19th century, and though a governess might be well-born, the nature of her position was precarious.

She was too refined and well-born to be a servant, but she worked for a living, which made her beneath the gentry. So she was isolated, a creature to be pitied and–at least by the lady of the house–something to be feared. If she was pretty, she would be a temptation to the men of the household, and if she was very good at her job, she might “steal” the affections of the children.

Then I thought about what might happen if a young man had always fancied his governess, knowing that nothing could ever come of it, due to the difference in their station. What if that man were to see her again, when both were adults and free to indulge in a mutual attraction?

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My Lady, The Spy (Brethren of the Coast Book 2) by Barbara Devlin

myladyBook Two in the Brethren of the Coast series

Can the mind forget what the eyes have seen?

L’araignee, The Spider, is England’s most notorious spy–and Lady Rebecca Wentworth’s alter ego. After her partner in espionage is killed in the line of duty, Rebecca returns to London, only to discover a traitor has compromised the war effort from the highest levels of the vaunted Counterintelligence Corps. To lure the villain into the open, Rebecca embarks on a new mission, acting as prey for a dangerous enemy. But it is the handsome former Navy captain tasked with her safety that presents the greatest threat, when she falls in love. Can Rebecca trade her cloak of office for an ermine-collared pelisse, her trusty dagger for opera glasses, and shed the underworld of espionage to claim the future she desperately desires?

When Nautionnier Knight Dirk Randolph is sent to evacuate spies from the Continent, he is shocked to find a beautiful noblewoman in service to the Crown. A no-nonsense man accustomed to a ruthlessly ordered life, his world is upended when he is paired with the intriguing operative and must act the part of smitten suitor. While he protects the fascinating agent provocateur, he does not guard his heart. But can he accept that his ladylove and the spy exist as two sides of the same coin?

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Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Coming November 2014 – Captain of Her Heart (Brethren of the Coast Book 5) & a novella, Loving Lieutenant Douglas, from the upcoming A Jewel In Time: A Sultry Sisters Anthology, with multi-published author Jeanne Adams and debut author Caitlenn T. Ainnsley.
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Bestselling author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller. A Texan, through and through, Barbara hasn’t been without a book in her possession since she was in kindergarten. She wrote her first short story, a really cheesy murder-mystery, in high school, but it was a Christmas gift, a lovely little diary with a bronze lock, given to her in the fifth grade that truly inspired her love for writing.

After completing part of her undergraduate studies at the University of London, where she developed a love of all things British, Barbara returned home and began a career in banking. But the late 80s weren’t too promising for the financial industry, and every bank that hired Barbara soon folded. So she searched for a stable occupation, and the local police department offered the answer to her prayers.

Initially, Barbara wasn’t too sure about her new career in law enforcement, but she soon came to love being a police officer. And then one uncharacteristically cold and icy day in December 1998, Barbara was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail while working an accident on a major highway. Permanently disabled, she retired from the police department and devoted her time and energy to physical therapy.

Once Barbara got back on her feet, she focused on a new career in academia. She earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considers herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor. Barbara also began writing historical fiction in her spare time and completed five full-length novels featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.

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Four Times A Virgin by Suzi Love

four-timesA Regency Noir, a darker historical romance set in London.

When confronted by the self-assured Countess of Dorchester, the Duke of Stirkton is stunned to discover that this breathtakingly beautiful widow is the naïve girl he met years before at a country inn and has searched for ever since.

The countess will do anything to prevent her younger sisters being forced into marriages as sordid as hers was, even if it means joining forces with the tormented duke and revealing the horrors of their intertwined pasts.

Though Max is desperate to make amends to Carina for his late grandfather’s wrongs, they realize that a fresh torrent of evil might be unleashed.

Can they expose their enemies, yet keep their loved ones safe? Because only then will they feel free to be together.

Targeted Audience: 21-50

Author Bio:
Suzi Love wrote Four Times A Virgin.

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The Duke’s Holiday by Maggie Fenton

imageBook One in The Regency Romp Trilogy

The Duke of Montford, cold, precise, and more powerful than the Prince Regent himself, wants things the way he wants them: cross-referenced, indexed, and at his beck and call. And he always gets what he wants.

Until he meets Astrid Honeywell. And a giant pig. And a crooked castle in the middle of Yorkshire.

Astrid Honeywell, staunch bluestocking, has struggled for years to keep her family together by running the estate and family brewery after her father’s death. She is not about to let the tyrannical Duke of Montford steal away all she has worked for because of some antiquated contract between their families. So when the priggish Duke comes to call, she does everything in her power — including setting the family pig on him — to drive him away.

She didn’t expect him to be so … well, infuriatingly attractive. Every time he scowls at her, she has the most improper desire to kiss him — and a whole lot more.

Montford can’t decide whether to strangle Astrid or seduce her. The one thing he knows for a fact is that he must resist his powerful attraction for her at all costs. He has a very proper, very demure fiancée waiting for him back in London, after all. But when Astrid is kidnapped by a disgruntled suitor and whisked off to Gretna Green, Montford will do anything to get her back.

Will these two drive each other to Bedlam … or can they make it to the altar without killing each other?

Includes an OCD Duke, a fiery heroine, mistaken identities, errant livestock, pompadours, drunken declarations, a touch of smex, and enough witty banter to sink a ship.

NOTE: This is a sexy historical romance. Recommended for 18+ due to adult content.

Targeted Audience: 21+

Author Bio:
Maggie Fenton is an avid reader, reviewer and scribbler of romance in between her work as a professional musician. She writes steampunk romance under another pseudonym and has enjoyed some success as a self-published author in that genre. She hopes to enjoy much much more. The Duke’s Holiday is her first foray into the historical romance genre, one of her personal favorites. It won’t be her last.

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Rogue’s Honor by Brenda Hiatt

“Brenda Hiatt has created a most different and dashing rogue.” ~Kasey Michaels

To escape her stepmother’s matchmaking machinations, Lady Pearl runs away, pretending to be a common housemaid, with the help of her abigail. When she is rescued from the near-disaster of recognition by a charming serving-man, Pearl pretends to be simpleminded to safeguard herself from any unwanted advances. But soon she begins to suspect that her rescuer is far more than the common servant he seemed at first.

Luke St. Clair lives a double life, pretending to be a gentleman while in reality sustaining himself and the needy as the notorious Robin Hood-type thief, the Saint of Seven Dials. The last thing he needs in his life is a beautiful simpleton in need of protection. But “Purdy” proves to be anything but simple—or common! Once he learns the truth, does he dare continue, in the ballrooms of the elite, the flirtation that began in the slums of London? The risk is enormous, but Lady Pearl’s sweet kisses may just be worth it.

Targeted Audience: 18+

Author Bio:
Whatever the genre or subgenre, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Brenda Hiatt writes sparkling romantic adventure stories. To date, she is the author of six traditional Regency romances, one time travel romance, eight historical romances (most set in Regency England), one upbeat mystery and a brand new teen sci-fi romance series. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to include scuba diving (she has over 60 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (where she achieved her 2nd degree black belt in 2012 and recently competed in the USA Taekwondo National Championship tournament), hiking, traveling, and pursuing all kinds of new experiences and skills. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Novelists, Inc, an international organization of multipublished novelists, of which she is a past president. For more than a dozen years Brenda has also collected data on writers’ earnings, which she shares at her website, http://brendahiatt.com You can also find Brenda on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BrendaHiatt on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Brenda_Hiatt and on tumblr as Brenda Hiatt.

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A family affair by Jennifer Wenn @jenniferwenn

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Lady Francesca Darling has been in love with Devlin Ross, the Duke of Hereford, since she was five years old. When they meet again at her debutante ball she finds her feelings remain the same, and to her joy he is mesmerized by her. To the gossipy matrons of the ton it’s the perfect match–the richest heiress and the most eligible bachelor.

But can their budding love survive her interfering family and the deep scars from his father’s abuse? Enchanted as he is with the delightful woman Fanny has become, Devlin intends never to repeat that abuse, vowing not to live with his wife and children.

Fanny is a determined young lady — she wants Devlin and a true marriage. Is her love strong enough to tear down all his walls?

Targeted Audience: Lovers of wicked rakes, bickering families and happily ever after

Author Bio:
I’m a proud mother of four, wife of one and a severe addict of coffee (unfortunately).

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Family. What if a girl with too much family met a man who had none?

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