Regency Ever After-Hunting for a Lady’s Heart

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Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales & Fables II

Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Ari Thatcher, Meara Platt, Collette Cameron, Tammy Andresen, Sue London

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Length: 181,000k

Heat Rating: 1-3

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Price: .99 until March 13th then 2.99.

 

Short boxset blurb:

Once upon a time seven historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world with all the romance of Regency and timelessness of fairy tales.

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance with seven brand new stories by some of today’s most sought after authors in Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II.

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Individual novella blurbs:

Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower

As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed an image of handsome gentleman in her looking glass. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets the Duke of Whitewood, who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary man. Will they accept fate’s decision or ignore all the signs that brought them together?
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel

Lady Elianna has been forced into servitude by her cousin. Still she dares to dream. Lord Sinclair is intrigued by her and determined to discover her secrets. Might he be the key to her freedom?
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt

Gennalyn, a lonely young woman far from home thinks of herself as an outcast, ugly duckling. But Roarke, a much sought after war hero just returned home, sees her for the beautiful swan she truly is.
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron

A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget.
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher

When a pompous duke offers a large reward to anyone who’ll bring his favorite opera singer to perform for him, an amateur sleuth and the singer’s maid conspire to accomplish the challenge. Little does the sleuth know what intrigue lies ahead, and the damage a few passionate nights with a maid will do to his heart.
The Fairy Palace by Sue London

Lord Williams indulges his sheltered ‘cousin’ with the visit to London she always wanted. Now he’s in trouble that the Mad Clan may not be able to get him out of.

Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lord William Fairfield is an experienced hunter, so when he encounters the beautiful, raven-haired Lady Eirwen White in the forest running for her life, he knows that he must use his skills to save her. But will Eirwen allow him to put his life at risk to aid her against her wicked stepmother?

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Today the spotlight is shining on Tammy Andresen and her Snow White inspired novella Hunting for a Lady’s Heart.

Excerpt from Hunting for a Lady’s Heart:

Stepping out from the trees, William caught his breath. A maiden of unearthly beauty came into view with raven hair simply tied back in a red ribbon that shimmered in the light.

Her delicate features were illuminated by the sun as was the subtle grace of her body as she reached down and plucked a mushroom from the ground. For an instant she turned to face him and he nearly caught his breath.

Large luminous grey eyes shone brightly in her near alabaster skin. Full red lips played with a small smile as she glanced around her. Though Will could feel no breeze, it was almost as though the trees danced in response as the large willows swayed around her.

A tinkling laugh like a bell fell from her lips and several birds tweeted a response. It was almost magical. Picking another mushroom, she did a little twirl as she laughed again.

Chuckling himself, Will watched as she danced and laughed, birds twittering around her. Up till that moment, Will had thought that his brother Graham’s wife, Charlotte, was the fairest maiden in all of England, but he had been wrong. This woman was fairer than Charlotte even, and her beauty drew him to her as he silently began to move through the forest toward the glen where she danced.

It was a pull unlike anything he had ever experienced. Like an actual force, it carried him closer to the opening of trees. He had no plan, no idea why he moved toward her or what he might say but he had the unmistakable need to be near her.

And then he heard it. The crunching of leaves nearby that signaled someone or something else was nearing the glen. Will froze, his eyes scanning the trees. In horror he saw another huntsman raise his bow, his arrow trained on the beautiful girl dancing amongst the willows.

The trees stilled, their branches dipping low and the other man’s eyes narrowed, his shot more difficult. But Will had a perfect view of him. Raising his bow, he released his arrow. It wasn’t a kill shot, it wasn’t meant to be, and it hit its target exactly where it was supposed to, in the thigh of the other huntsman.

The man let out a cry and fell to the ground. His maiden turned, fear filling her face as she gasped aloud.

“Randolph,” she cried, moving towards the injured man.

“My lady,” the huntsman gasped and Will raised his bow again.

“Do not move any closer to him, my lady.” Will’s voice was even as he trained the tip of his next arrow on the man’s heart. From the corner of his eye he saw her stop.

Question & Answers with Tammy Andresen:

Q1-What fairytale did you choose for your inspiration and why?

Snow White inspired my fairy tale, not for the heroine but the hero! My story is part of My Fairfield Fairy Tale series that features four brothers. This brother is the huntsman.

Q2-What was your favorite fairytale as a child?

My favorite was The Little Mermaid. Spoiler alert, that tale will be featured in the Fairfield Fairy Tales soon!!

Q3-What is your favorite line from your book?

Asking me to pick on favorite line is like asking me to pick my favorite child!! But I’ll try!! Here goes: “I listened to you. You are my heart.” Eirwen leaned her forehead against his shoulder.

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Author Bio and Links

USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.

www.tammyandresen.com

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Regency Ever After-The Fairy Palace

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Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales & Fables II

Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Ari Thatcher, Meara Platt, Collette Cameron, Tammy Andresen, Sue London

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Length: 181,000k

Heat Rating: 1-3

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Price: .99 until March 13th then 2.99.

 

Short boxset blurb:

Once upon a time seven historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world with all the romance of Regency and timelessness of fairy tales.

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance with seven brand new stories by some of today’s most sought after authors in Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II.

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Individual novella blurbs:

Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower

As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed an image of handsome gentleman in her looking glass. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets the Duke of Whitewood, who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary man. Will they accept fate’s decision or ignore all the signs that brought them together?
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel

Lady Elianna has been forced into servitude by her cousin. Still she dares to dream. Lord Sinclair is intrigued by her and determined to discover her secrets. Might he be the key to her freedom?
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt

Gennalyn, a lonely young woman far from home thinks of herself as an outcast, ugly duckling. But Roarke, a much sought after war hero just returned home, sees her for the beautiful swan she truly is.
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron

A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget.
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher

When a pompous duke offers a large reward to anyone who’ll bring his favorite opera singer to perform for him, an amateur sleuth and the singer’s maid conspire to accomplish the challenge. Little does the sleuth know what intrigue lies ahead, and the damage a few passionate nights with a maid will do to his heart.
The Fairy Palace by Sue London

Lord Williams indulges his sheltered ‘cousin’ with the visit to London she always wanted. Now he’s in trouble that the Mad Clan may not be able to get him out of.

Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lord William Fairfield is an experienced hunter, so when he encounters the beautiful, raven-haired Lady Eirwen White in the forest running for her life, he knows that he must use his skills to save her. But will Eirwen allow him to put his life at risk to aid her against her wicked stepmother?

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Today the spotlight is shining on Sue London and her The Fairy Palace inspired novella The Fairy Palace.

Excerpt from The Fairy Palace:

Oscar stared out the window, waiting for dawn to tint the sky. Earlier, Melanie and her maid chatted and giggled between themselves for a time, but sleep claimed them in the wee hours when the carriage was gently rocking and the sky was dark as ink. Usually he would sleep as well, but just now he was wondering what in the bloody hell he’d gotten himself into. It was perhaps unfortunate that his driver and valet were fairly well used to decamping in the middle of the night, and not even the two young ladies in tow had received so much as a blink. Was he known to be so craven that nothing was a surprise anymore? He had, for want of a better word, kidnapped a lady of gentle breeding for unknown purposes. By God, he would make sure that her next household would defend her with some aplomb. Not that the lady herself had put up any resistance to his plan, and he would grant that most servants would prefer not to cross a duke’s son. But to let her be so casually abducted? Abominable.

It didn’t pass his notice that he was criticizing the servants for not stopping him from something he could have chosen not to do. But dammit, Melanie deserved better than a husband that she couldn’t even feign a liking for. He was aghast that willful, spirited Melanie sat there on her bed and spoke of growing up and leaving behind her dreams. Would Arthur give up on Camelot? Of course not. How, then, could she give up? He wouldn’t let her. He had, in fact, irrevocably changed the course of her life this night, with no idea of how that might play out. All he knew was that this Mr. Hartley couldn’t have her. Not if marriage to the man meant she gave up her dreams.

However, as the sky tinted with soft light and he could see her dozing on the opposite carriage bench, he began to doubt himself. What did he know of how to navigate polite society? Yes, he could be charming, and his last name opened a multitude of doors. But a young lady would need savvy to land a reasonable husband. She needed her reputation, flawless etiquette, and excellent sponsorship. God’s blood, he couldn’t spend five minutes without running afoul of polite rules! Primarily on purpose, but it still made him a poor gallant to escort an unmarried young lady. He should be protecting her reputation, not hying her off to London in the middle of the night.

She looked surprisingly sweet and innocent in sleep. Her dark lashes lay like tiny fans on her cheeks, and her mouth was curved in an enigmatic smile to rival Mona Lisa’s. It was almost hard to believe that she could steal a whole tray of tarts, or climb trees for the express purpose of making Lady Eunomia demand she come down. He smiled as he remembered her youthful indiscretions. She was a mix of wild and sweet, like a potent elixir. He loved her. He loved her, and would not stand idly while she made a loveless match. He would not be able to live with himself if a marriage broke her spirit.

Question & Answers with Sue London:

Q1-What fairytale did you choose for your inspiration and why?

The Fairy Palace of the Quicken Trees, one of the tales in the Fenian Cycle of Irish myths that focuses on Oscar, who is our hero this time around. It is used very metaphorically, however, because I can’t have a Regency hero literally kill the King of the World.

Q2-What was your favorite fairytale as a child?

One of my favorites is The Princess and the Pea, which my husband says is very fitting because I can’t sleep if there is the slightest discomfort. (That’s his perspective. Since I have photos of him literally sleeping on rocks and Igloo coolers I say HE is the crazy one.)

Q3-What is your favorite line from your book?

If this was truly what ladies were wearing in Town, then she had to question their refinement.

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Author Bio and Links

Best selling author Sue London created the beloved Regency romance series The Haberdashers. If you like your historical romance with a little action, a little humor, and a lot of strong-minded women, then this is the series for you!

Recent reader reactions:

“Sue London is a very gifted writer. I always enjoy reading her books.” ~ Annie

“It was so well written, and the storyline is wonderfully thrilling. If I could I would have rated this book a ten, but five is all they allow so that’s what it is.” ~ Pattimari

“This witty love story enchanted me, and I look forward to reading more of the Haberdashers series.” ~ ReaderLady

Keep up with Sue and the Haberdashers on these websites:

Sue on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cmdrsue

Haberdashers on Twitter: http://twitter.com/haberdashersfic

Sue’s author website: http://bysuelondon.com

Don’t forget to connect with Sue on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/bysuelondon).

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Regency Ever After-His Elusive Nightingale

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Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales & Fables II

Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Ari Thatcher, Meara Platt, Collette Cameron, Tammy Andresen, Sue London

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Length: 181,000k

Heat Rating: 1-3

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Price: .99 until March 13th then 2.99.

 

Short boxset blurb:

Once upon a time seven historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world with all the romance of Regency and timelessness of fairy tales.

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance with seven brand new stories by some of today’s most sought after authors in Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II.

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Individual novella blurbs:

Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower

As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed an image of handsome gentleman in her looking glass. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets the Duke of Whitewood, who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary man. Will they accept fate’s decision or ignore all the signs that brought them together?
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel

Lady Elianna has been forced into servitude by her cousin. Still she dares to dream. Lord Sinclair is intrigued by her and determined to discover her secrets. Might he be the key to her freedom?
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt

Gennalyn, a lonely young woman far from home thinks of herself as an outcast, ugly duckling. But Roarke, a much sought after war hero just returned home, sees her for the beautiful swan she truly is.
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron

A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget.
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher

When a pompous duke offers a large reward to anyone who’ll bring his favorite opera singer to perform for him, an amateur sleuth and the singer’s maid conspire to accomplish the challenge. Little does the sleuth know what intrigue lies ahead, and the damage a few passionate nights with a maid will do to his heart.
The Fairy Palace by Sue London

Lord Williams indulges his sheltered ‘cousin’ with the visit to London she always wanted. Now he’s in trouble that the Mad Clan may not be able to get him out of.

Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lord William Fairfield is an experienced hunter, so when he encounters the beautiful, raven-haired Lady Eirwen White in the forest running for her life, he knows that he must use his skills to save her. But will Eirwen allow him to put his life at risk to aid her against her wicked stepmother?

 

Today the spotlight is shining on Ari Thatchers and her The Nightingale inspired novella Her Elusive Nightingale.

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Excerpt from His Elusive Nightingale:

Something about the tall, incredibly handsome man walking away bothered Kitty. Bothered was an appropriate word in more ways than she cared to admit. His wavy brown hair wasn’t very different to every other man, but the way it fell over one eye made her want to push it back from his forehead, perhaps testing its silkiness by sliding it through her fingers as she did. It was his eyes…his eyes and his rugged jaw…and—No, it was only his eyes. Blue like the sky after the rain, much brighter than a typical London day. In their depths, she watched his frustration grow and felt some slight guilt for being the cause of it.

A very slight amount, however, because Jemina’s safety came first. Kitty’s former employer didn’t wish to perform any longer, so there was no reason for anyone to know her current location.

On the other hand, he might have something important to tell her. Maybe someone owed Jemina money; that would come in handy while she wasn’t working. She might have a family she never mentioned who’d left her a fortune. A true friend would make certain this man wanted something other than that before turning him away.

Kitty rushed after him. “Sir. Sir, wait!”

He finally heard her and halted. When she caught up, she noticed how thin his lips were as he waited for her to speak.

“I might be able to take a message to Miss Abreu-Cuevas.”

“As I told you, I must speak to her directly.”

“I can’t help you if you mean her harm.” She closed her eyes after she said it. Such a foolish statement. He wouldn’t admit to wanting to hurt Jemina.

Mr. Lennox’s features softened, making him even more handsome. He brushed her cheek with his thumb. “You had some dirt…”

She shivered and longed to turn her face into his warm touch. He was dangerous, much worse than someone who threatened her outright. He could sweet talk her into things she’d never do. She should walk away.

“I believe the news I bring will please her. I can’t know that until I speak to her, however. Shouldn’t you allow her to decide if she’ll see me?”

The noise of the market rang in her head, making clear thought impossible. She needed to go somewhere quiet—alone—to think this through. Her gut gave her an answer when her head wouldn’t. She wouldn’t take the risk with her friend’s safety. “I’m sorry, I can’t help you.” She spun on her heel and pushed her way through the crowd.

“Wait!”

She didn’t. She didn’t walk faster, though, since her curiosity was too great. If Mr. Lennox wanted to find Jemina badly enough, he’d tell Kitty what she needed to know. A moment later his hand clamped on her shoulder. She jerked away, her heart racing. Had she incensed him too far?

“I can pay you for your help,” he said.

“You’d pay me just to show you where she lives?”

“To show me where she is currently staying,” he clarified. Those Rs rolled gutturally.

“And what if she won’t see you?”

“I imagine I might be willing to increase your reward if you can persuade her to speak to me.”

The offer of money made her salivate. Since Jemina no longer needed her to clean, keep her gowns in perfect condition, and style her hair, Kitty had resorted to helping Mama with the washing she took in and selling posies in the market. She even sewed for a few ladies, although she had a difficult time keeping her blood off their fabric each time she pricked her finger.

The fact he offered her money made her more suspicious, however. She couldn’t bring herself to betray her friend’s privacy. “I cannot help you. Good day.”

Question & Answers with Ari Thatcher:

Q1-What fairytale did you choose for your inspiration and why?

I chose The Nightingale because I loved the challenge of making the bird with beautiful music into a lady. Adding in the search for the nightingale made it so fun!

Q2-What was your favorite fairytale as a child?

Probably Cinderella, although I loved any that had witches involved.

Q3-What is your favorite line from your book?

Searching Convent Garden market for a one-eyed man with a limp selling fried eels from a cart was a first for Malcolm Lennox. (I know I should look for something romantic, but I love that one!)

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Author Bio and Links

USA Today Bestselling author Ari Thatcher is the naughty side of sweet romance author Aileen Fish. Ari has always loved sexy romance where love takes the leading role. Reviews have called her work “captivating” and “compelling”, and her characters “intelligent, intriguing and realistic.”

www.arithatcher.com

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Regency Ever After-A Diamond for a Duke

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Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales & Fables II

Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Ari Thatcher, Meara Platt, Collette Cameron, Tammy Andresen, Sue London

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Length: 181,000k

Heat Rating: 1-3

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Price: .99 until March 13th then 2.99.

 

Short boxset blurb:

Once upon a time seven historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world with all the romance of Regency and timelessness of fairy tales.

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance with seven brand new stories by some of today’s most sought after authors in Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II.

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Individual novella blurbs:

Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower

As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed an image of handsome gentleman in her looking glass. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets the Duke of Whitewood, who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary man. Will they accept fate’s decision or ignore all the signs that brought them together?
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel

Lady Elianna has been forced into servitude by her cousin. Still she dares to dream. Lord Sinclair is intrigued by her and determined to discover her secrets. Might he be the key to her freedom?
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt

Gennalyn, a lonely young woman far from home thinks of herself as an outcast, ugly duckling. But Roarke, a much sought after war hero just returned home, sees her for the beautiful swan she truly is.
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron

A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget.
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher

When a pompous duke offers a large reward to anyone who’ll bring his favorite opera singer to perform for him, an amateur sleuth and the singer’s maid conspire to accomplish the challenge. Little does the sleuth know what intrigue lies ahead, and the damage a few passionate nights with a maid will do to his heart.
The Fairy Palace by Sue London

Lord Williams indulges his sheltered ‘cousin’ with the visit to London she always wanted. Now he’s in trouble that the Mad Clan may not be able to get him out of.

Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lord William Fairfield is an experienced hunter, so when he encounters the beautiful, raven-haired Lady Eirwen White in the forest running for her life, he knows that he must use his skills to save her. But will Eirwen allow him to put his life at risk to aid her against her wicked stepmother?

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Today the spotlight is shining on Collette Cameron and her Diamonds and Toads inspired novella A Diamond for a Duke.

Excerpt from A Diamond for a Duke:

Wending between the numerous pieces of furniture in the moon’s half-light, Jules smacked his shin into the settee. Pain spiraling from calf to knee, he softly cursed and bent to rub the offended limb.

“Dammit. Must Theo constantly rearrange this room? Two hell-fired times since December.”

A startled gasp, swiftly stifled, had him jerking upright, whacking his shoulder this time.

Bloody hell.

“Who’s there?”

Silence met his inquiry. Had he stumbled upon a lover’s tryst? A thief? A wayward servant or inquisitive guest? He fingered his throbbing shoulder, pressing the pads against the pain.

“Reveal yourself at once.”

Silence.

Running his fingers along the settee’s back, he located the pedestal sofa table.

Other than shallow breathing, the culprit kept quiet.

Squinting, he made out a light-colored form reclining on the dark blue and silver striped cushions. A woman, and by all the stampeding elephants in Africa, he bet his silver buttons, and the two new bruises he surely sported, he knew who laid there.

Like a slowly uncoiling rope, the tension eased from his taut muscles.

He fumbled a bit until he found the engraved silver tinderbox beside the candelabra and moments later, a wax taper flared to life.

“Hello, Your Grace.”

Miss Jemmah Dament, her rosy lips curved upward in a small closed-mouth smile and her face still sleep-softened, blinked groggily.

Hello, indeed. Adorable, sleepy kitten.

He lifted the candle higher, taking in her svelte figure, her delectable backside pressed to the sofa, one hand still cradling her cheek. Surprise and carnal awareness, pleasant and unexpected, tingled a rippling path from one shoulder to the other.

The plain, awkward little mudlark had transformed into a graceful dove. One who rivaled—no, by far exceeded—her sister’s allure.

“Well, hello to you as well, Miss Jemmah Dament.”

As if it were the most natural thing in the world to be found napping during a ball at her aunt’s house, and then awoken by a man crashing into her makeshift bed, she sat up and brushed a wayward curl off her forehead.

Jules set about lighting the other three tapers. Their glow revealed striking pale blue, wide-set almond-shaped eyes, fringed by dark lashes, and tousled hair somewhere between rich caramel and light toffee.

He hadn’t seen her up close in—

How long had it been?

Cocking his head, he searched his mind’s archives.

At least since last summer.

Yes, that afternoon in August; in Hyde Park, when she’d walked past wearing a travesty of a walking ensemble. A sort of greenish-gray color somewhere between rotten fish and bread mold.

Yawning delicately behind one slender hand, she smoothed her plain ivory gown with the other.

Except for a yellowish-tan sash below her breasts, the garment lacked any adornment. The ribbon didn’t suit her coloring, and although he couldn’t claim to be an expert on feminine apparel, the frock seemed rather lackluster for such a grand affair.

Another of Adelinda’s cast-offs?

As he closed the tinder box, Jules canted his head.

He couldn’t recall ever seeing Jemmah wearing anything new. And yet her sister always appeared perfumed and bejeweled, attired in the first stare of fashion. Such blatant favoritism wasn’t uncommon amongst the elite, nor did it shock him nearly as much as appall.

He, too, was his mother’s least favorite child, but by all the candle nubs in England, if he ever had children—in the very distant future—they’d not know the kind of rejection and pain he and Jemmah had experienced because of their parents’ partiality.

He’d love and treat his offspring equally as any good and decent parent should.

“Ah, Your Grace, you’re surprised to see me, I think.”

Question & Answers with Collette Cameron:

Q1-What fairytale did you choose for your inspiration and why?

I chose Diamonds and Toads (Also known as Toads and Diamonds and Les Fées because rather than a wicked stepmother and stepsisters, the heroine’s mother and sister are the villains. I thought it made for an interesting change.

Q2-What was your favorite fairytale as a child?

Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite fairy tale. I think it’s because I like the name Aurora!

Q3-What is your favorite line from your book?

I adored this line from A Diamond for a Duke: Jules planted a broad palm on her spine—Oh, crumb cakes, what utter deliciousness—and cupped her hand in his other.

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Author Bio and Links

A bestselling, award-winning author, COLLETTE CAMERON pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them.

Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she still lives in Oregon with dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time.

Admitting to a quirky sense of humor, Collette enjoys inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances.

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Regency Ever After-The Ugly Duckling Debutante

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Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales & Fables II

Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Ari Thatcher, Meara Platt, Collette Cameron, Tammy Andresen, Sue London

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Length: 181,000k

Heat Rating: 1-3

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Price: .99 until March 13th then 2.99.

 

Short boxset blurb:

Once upon a time seven historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world with all the romance of Regency and timelessness of fairy tales.

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance with seven brand new stories by some of today’s most sought after authors in Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II.

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Individual novella blurbs:

Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower

As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed an image of handsome gentleman in her looking glass. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets the Duke of Whitewood, who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary man. Will they accept fate’s decision or ignore all the signs that brought them together?
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel

Lady Elianna has been forced into servitude by her cousin. Still she dares to dream. Lord Sinclair is intrigued by her and determined to discover her secrets. Might he be the key to her freedom?
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt

Gennalyn, a lonely young woman far from home thinks of herself as an outcast, ugly duckling. But Roarke, a much sought after war hero just returned home, sees her for the beautiful swan she truly is.
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron

A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget.
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher

When a pompous duke offers a large reward to anyone who’ll bring his favorite opera singer to perform for him, an amateur sleuth and the singer’s maid conspire to accomplish the challenge. Little does the sleuth know what intrigue lies ahead, and the damage a few passionate nights with a maid will do to his heart.
The Fairy Palace by Sue London

Lord Williams indulges his sheltered ‘cousin’ with the visit to London she always wanted. Now he’s in trouble that the Mad Clan may not be able to get him out of.

Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lord William Fairfield is an experienced hunter, so when he encounters the beautiful, raven-haired Lady Eirwen White in the forest running for her life, he knows that he must use his skills to save her. But will Eirwen allow him to put his life at risk to aid her against her wicked stepmother?

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Today the spotlight is shining on Meara Platt and her The Ugly Duckling inspired novella The Ugly Duckling Debutante.

Excerpt from The Ugly Duckling Debutante:

Gennalyn quickly tucked her diary within the folds of her gown to hide it from view. Her heart beat a little faster as she watched Roarke Hawthorn tether his horse to a nearby tree and then stride toward her. His blond hair appeared quite golden under the sun’s rays that shone upon his head. She waited for the inevitable halo to form around his thick mane, for he looked remarkably like a mythical Greek god marching with victorious confidence down from the heavens. “Lord Hawthorn, is there a reason you’re here and not greeting your adoring throng at the manor house?”

His warm brown eyes gleamed in obvious amusement, but she couldn’t overlook the intelligence behind those dark orbs. “They can wait a little longer.” His manner was thoughtful as he knelt beside her and held out his hand, palm up, for one of the ducklings on her lap to hop on. It was a casual gesture, one that revealed much about his honorable nature, for he obviously had a gentle manner with animals. He hadn’t bellowed or raged at Sebastian even though the cantankerous bull had given him a good scare.

She’d heard he was a war hero, which probably meant he’d earned the trust and admiration of the men who’d served under him. Did this man have any faults? She was determined to find one because she hadn’t noticed any yet and didn’t want to like him. “I wish you’d go away.” The quivery catch to her voice made her wince.

His steady presence and the comfort he offered were stirring up sensations that she never dared feel again. She was surviving in her cocoon and didn’t want this well-intentioned man to shake her out of her hiding place.

“I know you don’t want me here.” He cast her a boyish grin that quickly turned into a look of tender regard. “But I’m too dense to take the hint. Why aren’t you at the party, Gennalyn? Do you have any intention of putting in an appearance?”

“No. They don’t want me around.” She shrugged her shoulders. “I’m happier out here.”

“Me too.” He set the duckling back on her lap and then stretched his lean, muscled body on the grass beside her, propping himself on his elbows while he studied her. His manner appeared casual, but she knew he was anything but that. This was a man with keen instincts, no doubt finely honed in the heat of battle, for it took more than dogged determination to stay alive while others all around you were intent on cutting short your life.

She began to fidget, all too aware that he was still looking at her. “This party is in your honor, my lord. Everyone will be quite put out if you’re late.”

He glanced at the manor house in the distance before returning his gaze to her. “They’ll manage without me a little while longer.”

“Indeed, you are dense.” Why had she captured his interest? What more could she do to push him away? That determination of his might have served him well in battle, but she didn’t appreciate that it was now turned on her. “Please run along or I’ll be blamed for your tardiness as well.”

He arched an eyebrow. “I’ll go, but only if you promise that we’ll meet again. Soon. Tomorrow. I’ll meet you in my cow pasture at midday.”

She gave a snorting laugh. “Why would you want to see me again? I’m not pretty. I’m not immensely wealthy. And I don’t like you.”

His eyebrow shot up once more and then he let out a quiet rumble of laughter. “Gennalyn, I find you refreshingly charming.”

She sighed. “No, you don’t. You find my behavior odd and think there’s a deep, compelling reason behind it that you must now discover. You’re the sort who enjoys challenging puzzles, but you’ll be disappointed. There isn’t anything mysterious or puzzling about me. Trust me on this and leave me alone. By the way, I’d rather you addressed me as Miss Beauclerk. We are not friends and I doubt we ever shall be.”

“Gennalyn,” he said with a rough and husky rumble to his voice, his amusement now vanished and only concern gleaming in his eyes, “something happened to you before you came here, something bad. It’s so obvious, your every word and manner fairly screams it.”

Her fingers trembled as she stroked the soft downy fur of one of the ducklings still curled on her lap. She shifted a little to nudge her diary closer, for she didn’t want him to notice it and discover her secrets. “What concern is it of yours, my lord?”

Question & Answers with Meara Platt:

Q1-What fairytale did you choose for your inspiration and why?

I chose The Ugly Duckling because it’s such a wonderful theme. There’s a beautiful swan in all of us just waiting to be brought out.

Q2-What was your favorite fairytale as a child?

My favorite fairy tale as a child was Sleeping Beauty because I loved that wicked Maleficent and always wondered what her back story was that made her so evil!

Q3-What is your favorite line from your book?

My favorite line from The Ugly Duckling Debutante is: “They call me Ugly Duckling, even to my face. One would think they’d have the manners to whisper it behind my back.”

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Author Bio and Links

You can download a free Farthingale novella, If You Kissed Me, when you visit http://www.mearaplatt.com.

Meara Platt is a USA Today bestselling, award winning author, and an Amazon UK All Star. Her Regency romances infuse humor and heart, and her Regency paranormal stories add just enough darkness to keep her readers intrigued.

She is happily married to her Russell Crowe look-alike husband, and they have two terrific children. She lives in one of the many great towns on Long Island, New York and loves it, except for the traffic. Her favorite place in all the world is England’s Lake District, which may not come as a surprise since many of her stories are set in that idyllic landscape.

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Regency Ever After-Enticed by Lady Elianna

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Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales & Fables II

Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Ari Thatcher, Meara Platt, Collette Cameron, Tammy Andresen, Sue London

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Length: 181,000k

Heat Rating: 1-3

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Price: .99 until March 13th then 2.99.

 

Short boxset blurb:

Once upon a time seven historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world with all the romance of Regency and timelessness of fairy tales.

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance with seven brand new stories by some of today’s most sought after authors in Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II.

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Individual novella blurbs:

Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower

As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed an image of handsome gentleman in her looking glass. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets the Duke of Whitewood, who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary man. Will they accept fate’s decision or ignore all the signs that brought them together?
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel

Lady Elianna has been forced into servitude by her cousin. Still she dares to dream. Lord Sinclair is intrigued by her and determined to discover her secrets. Might he be the key to her freedom?
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt

Gennalyn, a lonely young woman far from home thinks of herself as an outcast, ugly duckling. But Roarke, a much sought after war hero just returned home, sees her for the beautiful swan she truly is.
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron

A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget.
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher

When a pompous duke offers a large reward to anyone who’ll bring his favorite opera singer to perform for him, an amateur sleuth and the singer’s maid conspire to accomplish the challenge. Little does the sleuth know what intrigue lies ahead, and the damage a few passionate nights with a maid will do to his heart.
The Fairy Palace by Sue London

Lord Williams indulges his sheltered ‘cousin’ with the visit to London she always wanted. Now he’s in trouble that the Mad Clan may not be able to get him out of.

Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lord William Fairfield is an experienced hunter, so when he encounters the beautiful, raven-haired Lady Eirwen White in the forest running for her life, he knows that he must use his skills to save her. But will Eirwen allow him to put his life at risk to aid her against her wicked stepmother?

 

Today the spotlight is shining on Amanda Mariel and her Cinderella  inspired novella Enticing Lady Elianna.

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Excerpt from Enticed by Lady Elianna:

“London is calling for me.” Garrett rubbed his hand across his thigh, brushing away a bit of dust. If not for his interest in Miss Elianna the party would hold no appeal for him. He found the rituals of house parties rather tedious and the gaming, liquor, and loose women at this one in particular were in short supply.

It was his sense that she was in danger that drove his interest in her—the adventure and excitement of saving a damsel. He’d still intended to enjoy himself during the party, at the least partake in good gaming and a delectable widow on the side.

“The devil you say.” Aubry stomped his boot, dislodging a clump of straw from the stables. “I rather think it would suit you to find some enjoyment here. Perhaps a proper lady to court and wed?”

Garrett raised a brow in mock indignation. “Whoever needs that when London is full of improper ladies to bed?”

“London will kill you yet, old friend.”

Garrett grinned with amusement. “But what a way to go.”

“I can see the gossip column now.” He waved his hand out in front of himself. “Garrett Tumbly, Viscount Sinclair, perished last evening with a belly full of port and a widow beneath him after having spent several hours at a popular gaming hell.” Aubry chuckled.

The familiar figure of Miss Elianna near the rear of the house caught Garrett’s attention. She wore a deep green gown with gold accents—the same shade she’d worn on their previous meetings. Peculiar for any woman. In fact, he’d never meet one whose frocks all bore the same shade.

Come to think of it, the Berkly servants wore the same colors. Deep green and gold were the earl’s livery colors. But Miss Elianna was no servant. She was a companion to Lady Caroline. Or was she? Had the ladies deceived him? Was that her secret?

“Ugh.” A huff of air whooshed from him when Aubry jabbed his elbow into Garrett’s side. Recovered, he turned to his friend. “Take care, will you.”

“What interest do you have in that woman?” Aubry asked.

Garrett shot him a scathing look. “I met her in London along with Lady Caroline. Something about her caught my interest but not in the way you suppose.”

“Do you mean to tell me you’ve met a woman worth more to you than a quick tumble?” Aubry jested.

“Last night’s port must have gone directly to your head causing lasting damage.” He glanced back at Miss Elianna. “I have no wish to become romantically involved with anyone here. There is, however, something the girl is hiding, and I intend to figure out what it is.”

“The party is not so grand that we should have a hard time discovering more about her. Tell me what you have to go on?”

Garrett’s pulse increased as he watched Miss Elianna making her way across the lawn, toward the house. His opportunity to speak with her again shrank with each step she took. Before long she’d be out of sight and reach. He turned his attention back to Aubry. “Later. For now, you must excuse me.”

Aubry gave a nod.

Garrett turned to follow Miss Elianna intent on charming her further—on discovering at least a morsel about her. Bloody hell. The woman moved fast. He pursued the area, searching for her as he strode across the expanse of lawn between him and the residence. She could not have gotten far.

A streak of green skirts caught his eye disappearing into the veranda doors and he hurried his pace. Another few strides and he too entered the house.

“Lord Sinclair. How nice to see you.” Lady Caroline traipsed across the parlor, her hips swinging seductively.

He locked his gaze on Miss Elianna, who continued making her way across the room. “And you as well, Lady Caroline, though I fear I am in a hurry at the moment.”

She placed her hand boldly on his arm, stilling him. “Surely you have a moment for me.”

Reluctantly, he turned to regard her and offered a smile. A pout tugged at her lower lip while her eyes danced playfully. He should refrain from being rude. Devil take it! She should not be approaching him in such an unabashed and inappropriate way.

He shook his arm free. “Perhaps later.”

“Lord Sinclair,” Lady Caroline called after him, an edge in her tone.

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Question & Answers with Amanda Mariel:

Q1-What fairytale did you choose for your inspiration and why?

My fairytale is Through the Looking Glass. I chose it because it goes along nicely with my story from the Once Upon a Regency boxset (which was based on Alice in Wonderland).

Q1-What fairytale did you choose for your inspiration and why?

I choose Cinderella because it has always been a favorite of mine. I love the rags to riches trope.

Q2-What was your favorite fairytale as a child?

The Little Mermaide was hands down my favorite. I could sing every song without assistance because I watched the movie so much. Drove my older brother crazy!

Q3-What is your favorite line from your book?

“Dare to dream, Eli,” Anna called after her, as she made her way toward the servant’s stairs.

Author Bio and Links

USA Today Bestselling, Amazon All Star author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.

Use the following links to connect with Amanda and keep up to date with her books:

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Website: http://www.amandamariel.com

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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/amanda-mariel

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Regency Ever After-Stolen by My Knave

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Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales & Fables II

Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel, Ari Thatcher, Meara Platt, Collette Cameron, Tammy Andresen, Sue London

Release Date: March 7, 2017

Length: 181,000k

Heat Rating: 1-3

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Price: .99 until March 13th then 2.99.

 

Short boxset blurb:

Once upon a time seven historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world with all the romance of Regency and timelessness of fairy tales.

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance with seven brand new stories by some of today’s most sought after authors in Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II.

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Individual novella blurbs:

Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower

As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed an image of handsome gentleman in her looking glass. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets the Duke of Whitewood, who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary man. Will they accept fate’s decision or ignore all the signs that brought them together?
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel

Lady Elianna has been forced into servitude by her cousin. Still she dares to dream. Lord Sinclair is intrigued by her and determined to discover her secrets. Might he be the key to her freedom?
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt

Gennalyn, a lonely young woman far from home thinks of herself as an outcast, ugly duckling. But Roarke, a much sought after war hero just returned home, sees her for the beautiful swan she truly is.
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron

A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget.
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher

When a pompous duke offers a large reward to anyone who’ll bring his favorite opera singer to perform for him, an amateur sleuth and the singer’s maid conspire to accomplish the challenge. Little does the sleuth know what intrigue lies ahead, and the damage a few passionate nights with a maid will do to his heart.
The Fairy Palace by Sue London

Lord Williams indulges his sheltered ‘cousin’ with the visit to London she always wanted. Now he’s in trouble that the Mad Clan may not be able to get him out of.
Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lord William Fairfield is an experienced hunter, so when he encounters the beautiful, raven-haired Lady Eirwen White in the forest running for her life, he knows that he must use his skills to save her. But will Eirwen allow him to put his life at risk to aid her against her wicked stepmother?

 

Today the spotlight is shining on Dawn Brower and her Through the Looking Glass inspired novella Stolen by My Knave.

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Excerpt from Stolen by My Knave:

The waltz was still considered scandalous. Elizabeth had never understood that until Jack placed his hand on hers and started the steps of the dance. They moved in unison. One stroke, another, and their bodies almost close enough to touch. His heat mingled with hers until she warmed unbearably. Her breathing hitched slightly when she glanced up and met his gaze. He’d been staring down at her and she hadn’t realized it until that moment. His eyelids were drooped low and seductive. She’d only thought she could feel his heat before—now it was spreading through her like rapid fire. It was a never-ending inferno of need, but what she wanted she wasn’t exactly sure. What she did understand, without a doubt—only Jack could give it to her.

Jack started speaking, bringing her back to reality. How long had she been lost in thoughts? His words weren’t a profession of undying love or anything near what she’d hoped for… “I’m not going to recite poetry or revel you with pretty words.” His gaze seared through her. “Promises are not something I give lightly.”

Jack spun her around with graceful expertise. She didn’t understand what he was trying to say to her and feared it was quite important. Her mind was wandering and her need was too great for her to focus. What was she supposed to do?

“Absolutely,” she replied for lack of something better to say. Why did he have such a blasted effect on her? How was a woman to think when she wanted to wrap her arms tight around a certain enticing gentleman and never let go?

His lips tilted upward. “You don’t understand, but in time you will.”

“I don’t need you to tutor me on the finer points in life.” Her irritation with him was growing to new heights. If he was going to spout inane drivel, she had better things to do. That wasn’t what she required of him.

“Oh, but you do, love,” he replied. Wickedness filled his grin and she forced herself to hold a shiver of anticipation in. “At least in one regard.”

“I beg to differ.” She lifted her chin defiantly. “You speak of promises not given lightly, and in the same breath make none. I believe you said you won’t give me poetry or pretty words—perhaps that is the unspoken promise.” Elizabeth leaned closer than the dance allowed and rubbed her thumb over the back of his hand. He clasped onto her hand tighter. “I’m not shy about saying what I want. Tomorrow isn’t promised, and that’s the only guarantee we have in life. That our fate is unknown and it is up to us to decide how we want to live our life. I didn’t ask you to make me any promises. In fact, I didn’t ask anything of you.” She stared into his eyes. “But I will, and when I do, I can almost guarantee it will scare you witless.”

“I doubt anything you could say would accomplish such a feat.”

She smiled. “The night is still young, Your Grace.” Elizabeth licked her lips. “Give it time.”

Question & Answers with Dawn Brower:

Q1-What fairytale did you choose for your inspiration and why?

My fairytale is Through the Looking Glass. I chose it because it goes along nicely with my story from the Once Upon a Regency boxset (which was based on Alice in Wonderland).

Q2-What was your favorite fairytale as a child?

The Little Mermaid. I loved Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian. I could watch that move over and over again.

Q3-What is your favorite line from your book?

“You speak of promises not given lightly, and in the same breath make none. I believe you said you won’t give me poetry or pretty words—perhaps that is the unspoken promise.”

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Author Bio and Links

A best selling and award winning author, DAWN BROWER writes both historical and contemporary romance.There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet.

Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She is a single mother of two teenage boys; there is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby and she loves all genres.

For more information about upcoming releases or to contact Dawn Brower go to her website: authordawnbrower.com

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I can’t wait for everyone to read this story! It’s an exciting day. If you haven’t downloaded a copy yet go do it now! Keep reading for a brand new excerpt. Callista and Zane were so fun to write.

 Spellbound by My Charmer

Release Day: February 14, 2017

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Blurb

Zane Rossington, the Marquess of Seabrook is disillusioned and bored. He doesn’t believe in love and lives his life the way he pleases. All of it changes when he finds a mysterious woman roaming around his conservatory at his annual Regency themed charity masquerade ball.

Lady Callista Lyon, the Countess of Marin had one desire–revenge. In the act of finally achieving her goal she is swept over a terrace and somehow finds herself in the conservatory at Seabrook Manor. Uncertain if she succeeded in her revenge, but determined to finally move on, she does her best to adapt to her new life.

In the midst of chaos and uncertainty, can Zane and Callista discover something in each other they both believed lost to them?

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“I’m not sure about this,” Callista said. “It’s…”

“Come out and show me,” Zane demanded. He sat back and waited. If she didn’t come out soon he’d have to go into the dressing room and drag her out. She had no idea what he would dare to do. He wasn’t afraid of taking control of the situation. What could be so bad about what she’d decided to try on first?

“Callista?”

“Yes,” she replied hesitantly.

“Please show me.”

After several seconds went by, she stepped out. He sucked in a breath and sat frozen for several agonizing moments. His heart beat rapidly in his chest. She was the loveliest woman he’d ever laid eyes on and the dress she’d tried on emphasized it in exquisite detail. There wasn’t a chance in hell he’d let her wear it anywhere outside of the store. He’d believed the burgundy dress would be form fitting, but he was wrong. This dress was the tightest thing he’d ever seen. How the hell had she managed to put it on? What was it made of? Lycra?

“See I told you that you wouldn’t like it,” she exclaimed as she pulled on the fabric. “It’s strange, and I don’t like how tight it is. It makes breathing rather difficult.”

Zane was growing rather uncomfortable as he watched her yank on the dress. It had to go. In fact, he’d help her remove it. It was the gentlemanly thing to do. Clearly, she was having trouble with it. He rose to his feet and strode to her side. “I believe you’re right, my dear. The dress isn’t you.”

“No?”

“Absolutely, not,” he agreed and led her back to the dressing room. He guided her back inside and followed behind her making sure the door shut behind them.

“I don’t think you’re supposed to be in here,” she said nervously.

“You could be right,” he agreed. “But who else will help you out of that monstrosity.”

She lifted her chin and met his gaze. “I believe that woman would have assisted me if I’d needed it.”

Zane stared down at her. She was delectable. He had to kiss her and see if she tasted as good as she looked. He leaned down and pressed his lips to hers. Her mouth fell open on a gasp allowing Zane to take advantage. His tongue touched hers and he lost all reason. She wound her arm around his neck giving him the opportunity to pull her tight against him. The material of the dress bunched up under his hands. He wanted to rip it off of her. It didn’t matter what it cost as long as the offending garment was disposed of. This wasn’t the place to press his suit. Zane stepped back and glanced down at her. Her lips were plump from his attention. It took all of his willpower to step away from her when everything inside of him screamed to kiss her again.

“Turn around,” he said huskily.

She tilted her head and said, “Why?”

“This dress has to go. Surely it has some kind of fastening to remove it.”

“No,” she replied. “Actually, it doesn’t. All you have to do is pull it over your head. Would you like me to demonstrate?”

Callista’s hands skimmed the edge of the dress. She licked her lips and held his gaze with her own. Zane swore and clenched his fists. The woman had to be teasing him. His dick hardened to a painful state and she thought to toy with him? She wasn’t an innocent and was well versed in how to entice a man. Zane wasn’t an untried lad who could be messed with. She’d understand that soon enough.

“By all means,” he said. “Show me how it’s done.”

He didn’t expect her to follow through, but she did. The dress was slowly lifted until tiny panties and a flat stomach kept his gaze riveted. Surely she’d stop—nope, she kept going and yanked the offending garment over her head. She let it hit the floor with a thud. Her breasts were hugged by pale pink lace that barely kept them contained. Zane itched to touch them.

“You want me,” she said.

God, yes. “What was your first clue?”

 

Don’t forget to preorder Regency Ever After to read book 6 in the Linked Across Time series. You don’t want to miss Jack and Elizabeth’s story!

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Spellbound by My Charmer: Linked Across Time 5

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The story that wasn’t planned… That is what Spellbound by My Charmer was for me. Book 5 was always supposed to be Stolen by My Knave (Jack and Elizabeth’s story). Then in Seduction of My Rake, Zane appeared as one of Bradford’s best friends. He was snarky and charming, and most assuredly happy to remain single. In Surrendering to My Spy a lot of questions were answered about Edward’s death and the fiancee he’d left behind. Callista had a lot recover from and way too much sadness mixed with anger. Who better to bring together than two cynical people who lost their belief in love and happily-ever-afters?

Those still waiting for Jack’s story don’t worry. It’s been written and moved up to be book 6. You won’t have long to wait for it. It’s going to be part of the Regency Ever After boxset that releases on March 7, 2017.

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Release Day: February 14, 2017

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Blurb

Zane Rossington, the Marquess of Seabrook is disillusioned and bored. He doesn’t believe in love and lives his life the way he pleases. All of it changes when he finds a mysterious woman roaming around his conservatory at his annual Regency themed charity masquerade ball.

Lady Callista Lyon, the Countess of Marin had one desire–revenge. In the act of finally achieving her goal she is swept over a terrace and somehow finds herself in the conservatory at Seabrook Manor. Uncertain if she succeeded in her revenge, but determined to finally move on, she does her best to adapt to her new life.

In the midst of chaos and uncertainty, can Zane and Callista discover something in each other they both believed lost to them?

Excerpt

He pushed open a door and headed toward the conservatory. There he could find the measure of peace he’d been hoping to gain. It wasn’t lost on him that during last year’s fundraiser he’d done much the same thing. The difference was he’d found Regina there. It had amused him to flirt with her and make Bradford jealous—their relationship too new, and trust rare at the time. Somehow, they managed to work it all out and married in a rush soon after.

The orange blossoms permeated the air. The smell comforted him. Relaxation filled him and for the first time that evening he felt at ease. This was his favorite part of his estate. It was comforting to be amongst the foliage and look into the night sky through the glass ceiling. The best of everything was found in the conservatory. Every type of plant he could logistically obtain he did—from tropical plants to the simple English rose. There was comfort, fresh air, and a bit of protection from the elements. He could sit in there for hours and not realize it. Unfortunately, he wasn’t afforded the opportunity to indulge in that pastime much.

He moved around the room, not paying attention to anything in particular. The quiet encircled him and created the calm he needed. Zane closed his eyes and took a deep breath.

When he opened them, he was shocked silent. A woman stumbled toward him. Her ice blue gown was torn on one side and her matching mask dangled from her right wrist. What must have been an elegant coiffure was now a mess of tangled mahogany curls. She lifted her head and met his gaze. Zane was stunned by her pale green eyes. Her beauty was unmistakable, but he wasn’t an ass. The woman was clearly hurt and in need of aide. She limped as she struggled to walk and held her one shoulder stiffly—it was stained red from what appeared to be a small gash. It must not have been too deep… The bleeding seemed to have stopped.

“Pardon me,” she started to say. Her body swayed and Zane reached out and caught her. “I’m not usually so gauche as to fall at a man’s feet.”

Zane’s lips tilted upward. “Madame, I doubt you’d have to stoop to such measures.” She was breathtaking. She stepped out of his arms and he wanted to pull her back. The need to protect her was strong.

She smiled, but it didn’t reach her eyes. There was something there that broke his heart. So much sadness reflected out of them. “My lord, I assure you I do not.”

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