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cooke-midwifeA Midwife Crisis, Lisa Cooke

Spicy, American Appalachian 1890s

When Appalachian midwife Katie Napier agrees to let her family find her a fiancé, she had no idea she’d end up with three! And to make matters worse, it’s the new doctor in town that makes her heart race.  Read More

 

 

Cooke-EmmaEmma’s Dilemma, Lisa Cooke

Spicy, Victorian

Emma Murdock had no idea that hiring a man to take her virginity was going to be such a bother. But how else is a servant masquerading as a widowed countess supposed to marry a man wealthy enough to save the estate? Read More

 

 

Cook-HeirAn Heir to Spare, Lisa Cooke

Spicy, Victorian

(Sequel to EMMA’S DILEMMA) Robert Melbourne is shocked to learn the ransom for his brother is a rare Egyptian statue once in his possession and he only has a few weeks to find it. His task is tough enough without the interference of his childhood nemesis, but when “Perilous Penelope” manages to follow him, despite his wishes, he discovers that the irritating child he once knew has become an intriguing woman he can’t forget.  Read More

Cooke-TexasTexas Hold Him, Lisa Cooke

Spicy, American

As if losing the war to the Yankees weren’t bad enough, Lottie Mason must strike a scandalous deal with a riverboat gambler in order to make the money needed to save her ailing father from a blackmailer. Read More

 

 

Etter-LydiasChristmasCharadeLydia’s Christmas Charade, Saralee Etter

Mild, Regency, Short Story

This story features some characters also seen in A Limited Engagement.
Lydia Potts knew her father, a wealthy commoner, planned to announce her engagement to a nobleman at their Christmas house party. But she didn’t expect her prospective fiancé to be in love with another woman! Anthony wasn’t usually so reckless but something about the unknown lady made him want to share a bit of juicy gossip with her. Everybody knew Lord Danville needed to marry an heiress to save his family from financial ruin, but nobody but Anthony would mention it to the heiress herself. To fix the mess he’s created, Anthony must woo Lydia on his noble friend’s behalf—and Lydia will have to decide between duty and desire. Read More

Etter-LimitedEngagementA Limited Engagement, Saralee Etter

Mild, Regency

As Miss Luce of Luxton Hall, Miranda always expected to make her debut at Almack’s. But when her father’s death leaves her penniless, the spirited young miss embarks on a career as an actress rather than become a dependent poor relative or worse, a wife. Lord Justin Devereux needs a fiancée in a hurry! Eager to take control of his inheritance, he hires Miranda to act the part of his betrothed. But neither of them expected the upheaval their masquerade would produce, nor did they expect to fall in love… Read More

Etter-her-very-major-christmas-sm2Her Very Major Christmas, Saralee Etter

Mild, Regency

Widowed Rosalind Joslin is just an extra female in her in-laws’ household. Raised in India, she looks forward to her first real English Christmas.  Major Harry Joslin never expected his cousin’s death to thrust him into the unwanted role of nobleman. Still recovering from the horrors of Waterloo, he’s not ready for the demands of a new position and family pressures. His cousin’s widow is just another complication.  But it’s the season of miracles and two wounded hearts may find love blooming in the depths of a snowy Christmas day. Read More

Heino-MistressByMistakeMistress By Mistake  (Warwickshire Book 1), Susa Gee Heino

Spicy, Regency

Accidents make the heart grow fonder for a tipsy heiress and a would-be-wastrel. Miss Evaline Pinchley and the deceptively scandalous Lord Dashford discover falling in love might just be the best mistake ever! Read More

 

 

Heino-DamselinDisguiseDamsel In Disguise  (Warwickshire Book 2), Susan Gee Heino

Spicy, Regency

Three years ago Julia St. Clement saved her lover by pretending to be dead. Now she’s got to resurrect herself to save him again. Lord Rastmoor knows he can never trust the beautiful actress… if only he didn’t lover her so demme much. Read More

 

 

Heino-TemptressTemptress In Training  (Warwickshire Book 3), Susan Gee Heino

Spicy, Regency

Sophie Darshaw is hiding as a seamstress in a brothel. Lord Lindley finds her. Just how far will she go to distract Lindley from hunting her father–and hanging him? It will definitely take more than just fancy needlework! Read More

 

 

Heino-PassionPassion and Pretense  (Warwickshire Book 4), Susan Gee Heino

Spicy, Regency

Penelope Rastmoor has always been a bit of a troublemaker. Determined to thwart her brother’s plans to get her properly married, she decides what she needs is the most horrible, unsuitable fiance ever imagined. Unfortunately, she never quite imagined Lord Harry! Read More

 

Heino-EarlsCristmasDeliveryThe Earl’s Christmas Delivery, Susan Gee Heino

Mild, Regency, Novella

When the Earl of Bahumburgh’s simple trip home becomes a madcap journey with gold, frankincense, myrrh–even a desperate young woman and bedraggled shepherds–he thinks Christmas is ruined. But when there’s no room at the inn, he finds there might just be room in his heart. Read More

 

 

Heino-EarlsIntimateErrorThe Earl’s Intimate Error, Susan Gee Heino

Sensual, Regency, Short Story

Lord Woodleigh got caught in the act–or so Miss Canton’s father believes. Now Woodleigh needs to find the headstrong girl a husband before he accidentally falls in love with her himself. Read More

 

 

Heino-PassionatePlotThe Earl’s Passionate Plot, Susan Gee Heino

Sensual, Regency

Miss Mariah Langley is not about to let Lord Dovington evict her from the only home she’s known. Yet even while she schemes to get him out of her house, fate is plotting to get her into his arms. Read More

 

 

Heino-DelicatePLotBuryLordLarryThe Delicate Plot to Bury Lord Larry  (Three Tempting Tales of Lord Larry Book 1), Susan Gee Heino

Mild, Regency, Short Story

Miss Netta Maitland really doesn’t want to marry Lord Larry. But how can she get rid of him and finally snag the man of her dreams? Some days it’s just murder for a lady to get what she wants. Read More

 

 

Heino-ElegantSchemeMarryLordLarryThe Elegant Scheme to Marry Lord Larry (Three Tempting Tales of Lord Larry Book 2), Susan Gee Heino

Mild, Regency, Short Story

Lord Larry is dead and Miss Cristina del Reyes is heartbroken–until a mysterious letter arrives claiming his death was a sham. How dare he put her through this! She has half a mind to strangle the lying cad, or worse, marry him! Read More

 

 

Heino-FeathersMiss Farrow’s Feathers, Susan Gee Heino

Mild, Regency

False suitors, a foul-mouth bird, and the arrival of a mysterious–and far too attractive–parrot trainer give Meg Farrow plenty of reasons to be suspicious. What she doesn’t suspect, though, is that sometimes love makes its way on a wing and a prayer. Read More

 

 

Heino-WhiskersMiss Wheaton’s Whiskers, Susan Gee Heino

Mild, Regency

One little lie–the tiniest whisker–throws pampered Miss Wheaton into a pickle. And into the arms of the notorious Duke of Ashford! Will her falsehoods and secrets lead her to ruin, or will Miss Wheaton’s whiskers lead her to true love? Read More

 

 

Heino-YuletideYuletide Lies, Susan Gee Heino

Mild, Regency

Christmas is more than memorable when the impoverished Lord Braden mistakes a fugitive for his fiancee. Casandra Loring ony hoped to find safe haven in his drafty old castle… instead she found much more. Pity it’s all a lie. Read More

 

 

Herriman-IrishThe Irish Healer, Nancy Herriman

Mild, London 1830s

Accused of murdering a child under her care, Irish healer Rachel Dunne flees the ensuing scandal while vowing to never sit at another sickbed. She no longer trusts in her abilities—or God’s mercy. When a cholera epidemic sweeps through London, she feels compelled to nurse the dying daughter of the enigmatic physician she has come to love. James Edmunds, wearied by the deaths of too many patients, has his own doubts about God’s grace. Can they face their darkest fears? Or is it too late to learn that trust and love just might heal their hearts? Read More

Herriman-TreasureJosiah’s Treasure, Nancy Herriman

Mild, San Francisco 1880s

In 1882, Sarah Whittier dreams of opening an art studio run by immigrant women. She plans to use the house left to her by family friend Josiah Cady as collateral for her studio. But will all be lost when the inheritance is challenged by an angry man claiming to be Josiah’s son and legal heir? Rumor of gold nuggets hidden in the house, place Sarah’s life in danger. Her future uncertain and her safety threatened, Sarah has nowhere to turn. That is, unless she can soften a vengeful man’s heart–and they both learn that love is finer than any gold. Read More

Herriman-ComfortNo Comfort for the Lost, Nancy Herriman

Mystery, San Francisco 1860s

In 1860s San Francisco, gold buys the best life has to offer. Without it, not even justice is guaranteed. An outcome nurse Celia Davies fears when one of her Chinese patients mysteriously drowns. Detective Nicholas Greaves, however, has never let ethnicity or the size of a bank account affect his investigations. But as their search for the girl’s murderer takes them from Chinatown’s squalid alleys to the Barbary Coast’s violent streets to the city’s gilded parlors, Celia and Nick begin to suspect someone close to them holds the key to a deadly conspiracy. One that might get them both killed. Read More

Macmeans-BoundByMoonlightBound By Moonlight, Donna MacMeans

Spicy, Victorian

Lusinda Havershaw turns invisble in moonlight.  She can’t help it, it just happens.  She fears discovery, but is discovered by an English spy/safecracker who blackmails her into working for him.Recipient of RT critic’s choice Historical love and laughter award. Read More

 

 

MacMeans-CasanovaThe Casanova Code (Rake Patrol Book 1), Donna MacMeans

Spicy, Victorian

Edwina Hargrove delights in breaking secret codes, especially the code evident in the personal columns in the paper.  But when she sees an ad that she suspects will cause harm to the women responding, she quickly finds herself in a web of deceit and intrigue where her code-breaking skills are needed. Read More

 

MacMeans-WhiskeyThe Whisky Laird’s Bed (Rake Patrol Book 2), Donna MacMeans

Spicy, Victorian

Temperance loyalist, Claire Starke rushes off to Scotland to save her best friend from a scotch distiller she believes is involved in white slavery.  He’s not, but before she can return to England, her friend has an accident requiring Claire  stay in the home of the Whisky Laird.  Can she reconcile her attraction to this seductive man and the fact that he’s involved in an industry she’s sworn to ruin. Read More

MacMeans-BrimleyThe Education of Mrs. Brimley (Chambers Book 1), Donna MacMeans

Spicy, Victorian

A woman pretending to be a widow must teach a class of young ladies what to expect on their wedding nights, however, this is subject of which she knows nothing.  Aware of her plight, a local artist, Lord Nicholas Chambers, agrees to answer a single question about intimacy for every item of clothing she removes as his model. Read More

 

MacMeans-SeductionThe Seduction of the Duke (Chambers Book 2), Donna MacMeans

Spicy, Victorian

William Chambers, Duke of Bedford, marries an American heiress sight unseen to pay for debts left by his father.  A clause in the marriage contract causes his reluctant intended to believe she can return to America if she has a child. The virginal heiress attempts to seduce the Duke ASAP, but the Duke has reason to suspenct she may already be pregnant. If she is, he wants to know if the child is truly his so he resists her imaginative and enticing attempts to get him in bed. But it’s becoming more difficult. Who will win this battle of seduction? Read More

MacMeans-RogueRedeeming the Rogue (Chambers Book 3), Donna MacMeans

Spicy, Victorian

Michael Rafferty, a lower class English spy of Irish descent, is assigned to travel to Washington DC to investigate the murder of one of England’s diplomats, but he needs a woman to pretend to be his wife for diplomatic reasons. Lady  Arianne Chambers accepts the challenge to teach Rafferty and his actress friend the ways of high society as they cross the Atlantic, but Arianne is drawn into the murder plot investigation in a way that threatens her heart and ultimate marriage . Read More

MacMeans-MoorsTearThe Moor’s Tear (Charm Gates Time-Travel Romance Book 1), Donna MacMeans

Mild, Victorian, Short Story

A  young woman promised to wed an old man meets a poor jeweler with the elusive Moor’s Tear ruby which he wishes to craft into a necklace for the Queen.  Can the  beautiful necklace release her from her obligation to marry and elevate the jeweler’s status in the eyes of the Queen?  (Prequel to the Charm Gates Time Travel series) Read More

 

MacMeans-ScotlandChristmasScotland Reunion Christmas, Donna MacMeans

Mild, Victorian, Short Story

A widow facing the fading of her youth reunites  with a long lost love on a trip to Scotland.  Connected to the Rake Patrol Series. Read More

 

 

 

Mason-RiskingLoveRisking Love (New Beginnings, Book 1), Janie Mason

Spicy, American, Pre-Civil War

Harboring fugitive slaves and helping them make their way north is dangerous and illegal. The last thing widow Lucy Neels needs is the attention of the mysterious new deputy sheriff. In spite of the risk, Lucy finds herself drawn to Renzo Ross, whose kindness chips away at the walls she’s built around her heart. As their attraction grows, unscrupulous slave catchers draw closer to discovering their prey. Out of options, Lucy and Renzo must decide who they can trust, and that sometimes a lie can save a life. Read More

Mason-SecretRiddleThe Secret Riddles of Adeline Smith, Janie Mason

Mild, Short Story

Adeline Smith is only trying to be helpful by sending Bram Jacobs anonymous letters.
But it takes her mysterious riddles to help both of them realize that a second chance at love is the answer they’ve been searching for. Read More

 

Scarbrough-AGroovyChristmasA Groovy Christmas: A Legendary Christmas Past (The Winchesters of Legend, TN Book 3), Jan Scarbrough

Spicy, Short Story, 60s

2 Ladies of Legend novellas – Christmas 1968: A Groovy Christmas and Christmas 1969: Not Quite Christmas. Read More

 

 

 

Scarbrough-FreelyFreely Given, Jan Scarbrough

Spicy, Medieval, Anthology

Happily Ever After doesn’t always start as a fairytale romance…Take a step back in time when marriage choices were nearly non-existent for women. Noble marriages were arranged by king and family, not for love. What happened if the woman’s consent was not freely given? Read More

 

Sheridan-EchoesinStoneEchoes in Stone, Kat Sheridan

Spicy, Victorian

Lily is dead. But a mysterious letter launches her half-sister, Jessa Palmer, on a harrowing journey into the wilds of Cornwall to rescue Lily’s daughter from a tyrant of a father, a man who confessed to murder. Jessa follows in Lily’s footsteps to a forbidding castle on the cliffs, but discovers the past will not stay dead at Tremayne Hall. Someone—or something—wants to ensure Jessa is no more successful at escaping than was Lily. Read More

Warfield-DagerousWorksDangerous Works, Caroline Warfield

Sensual, Regency

A little Greek is one thing; the art of love is another. Only Andrew ever tried to teach Georgiana both. Read More

 

 

 

Warfield-DangerousSecretsDangerous Secrets, Caroline Warfield

Sensual, Regency

Jamie and Nora will dare anything for the tiny girl in their care, even enter a sham marriage to protect her. Will love—and the truth—bind them both together? Read More

 

 

 

Warfield-Dangerous WeaknessDangerous Weakness, Caroline Warfield

Sensual, Regency

How far will Lily run from her fears? How far will Glenaire go to protect her? Read More

 

 

 

Warfield-MistletoeMistletoe, Marriage and Mayhem, Caroline Warfield

Mild, Regency, Anthology, Christmas

A Dangerous Nativity. With Christmas coming, can the Earl of Chadbourn repair his widowed sister’s damaged estate, and far more damaged family? Dare he hope for love in the bargain? Read More

 

Wonch-Come to MeCome to Me  (Rogues of Rouen, Book 1), Oberon Wonch

Spicy, Medieval

Bridget of Shyleburgh has been secretly in love with Grégoire FitzHenri, the new Earl of Shyleburgh, since he was a dashing young warrior. But now she’s been tasked with translating for him as he courts his betrothed. His delicious words of love, his wicked glances of desire are all meant for someone else…aren’t they? Read More

 

 

 

akoho500v2A Knight of Her Own  (Rogues of Rouen, Book 2), Oberon Wonch

Spicy, Medieval

Sir Drogo LaForce has spent a lifetime chasing the family honor and wealth denied him by his bastard birth. A clever scheme to uncloak a traitor against the Crown finally promises to win him everything he desires…But it involves capturing the elusive Blue Lady. Read More