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The Earl by Katharine AsheRegency Historical. Penning popular pamphlets under the nom de plume "Lady Justice," activist Emily Anne "Zenobia" Vale advocates for the rights of women, workers, and the poor. Marrying Colin Gray, the new Earl of Egremoor, is not on her to-do list, no matter how much their families insist on the match. Meanwhile, Zenobia's sister is missing and the only person who can help her is Lady Justice's nemesis, secret society head "Peregrine" -- who's actually Colin. It's only a matter of time until their double lives collide. Don't miss this 2nd book in the Devil's Duke series, after The Rogue.
Someone to Love by Mary BaloghRegency Historical. Anna Snow has just learned that her father was the late Earl of Riverdale. Now employed as a schoolteacher in the Bath orphanage where she grew up, she's shocked to learn the truth about her origins, but eager to meet the family she never knew she had. Of course, nothing in her life thus far has prepared her for the role of Lady Anastasia Westcott. To survive in this strange new world, she must rely on Avery Archer, the Duke of Netherby, who -- on a whim -- agrees to help her navigate polite society, never expecting to fall in love with his unlikely protégée. This 1st book in the Westcott series features likeable leads and a moving love story.
Hero in the Highlands by Suzanne EnochHighland Romance. When Major Gabriel Forrester inherits a title and an estate in the Scottish Highlands, he's less than pleased. More at home on the battlefield than in the ballroom, Gabriel -- now the Duke of Lattimer -- must give up his military career in order to attend to his new responsibilities. But when he meets fiery Fiona Blackstock, who's been managing the estate in his absence, Gabriel is grateful for any excuse to spend more time in her company. Hero in the Highlands kicks off the No Ordinary Hero series.
Wind River Wrangler by Lindsay McKennaWestern Romance. To escape the escalating attentions of a stalker, bestselling novelist Shiloh Gallagher flees New York City for Wyoming, where she finds shelter at a ranch worked by former Special Forces sergeant Roan Taggart. Despite their differences, Roan and Shiloh find common ground and fall in love. But a relationship will have to wait until they deal with Shiloh's stalker once and for all. If you enjoy this opening installment of the Wind River Wrangler series and seek more tales of rugged ranchers protecting women in peril, try Jennifer Ryan's Montana Men series.
The Perks of Loving a Scoundrel: The Seduction Diaries by Jennifer McQuistonVictorian Romance. Traveling to London at the behest of her sister, Miss Mary Channing is annoyed to discover that the summons was a ruse designed to place her in the path of eligible gentlemen. Nevertheless, her sister probably wouldn't approve of one particular bachelor: Geoffrey "West" Westmore, a Crimean war veteran and unrepentant rake who wastes his days in idle dissipation -- or so Mary believes until an assassination plot forces them to team up and play detective. The Perks of Loving a Scoundrel is the 3rd book in the Seduction Diaries series, which begins with Diary of an Accidental Wallflower.
Headed for Trouble: A Troubleshooters/Navy SEAL Team 16 Anthology by Suzanne BrockmannShort Stories. Fans of Suzanne Brockmann's signature blend of military-themed romantic suspense will be delighted by this collection, starring the men and women of Troubleshooters, Inc. Combining new and previously published stories, this book is chock full of bonus material, including interviews with the characters, a timeline of series events, and a handy glossary of military terms.
On the Naughty List by Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Beth CiottaAnthology. Christmas wishes come true in this quartet of contemporary holiday romances by popular authors Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Beth Ciotta, and Sugar Jamison. Office romances take center stage in "Christmas Bonus" and "Naughty Under the Mistletoe;" "Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas" puts a new twist on bad-boy billionaire love stories; and "Some Kind of Wonderful" heats up as old friends become lovers during a snowstorm.
Dark Bites: A Short Story Collection by Sherrilyn KenyonShort Stories. Fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon's bestselling Dark-Hunter series will certainly enjoy these 12 stories, some gathered from other anthologies, some previously unpublished. Newcomers may also want to check out this book, which serves as an introduction to many of the major characters and events that define the series.
The Last Chance Christmas Ball by Mary Jo Putney et al.Anthology. Lady Holly's Christmas ball is legendary for turning single ladies into blushing brides, and 1815, which marks the 50th anniversary of the event, is sure to be the best one yet. A top-notch roster of historical romance writers combine their talents to bring readers this collection of holiday-themed Regency romances. While each of these novellas is a stand-alone story, they all connect to create a seamless and sparkling whole.
Boots Under Her Bed by Jodi Thomas, Jo Goodman, Kaki Warner, Alison KentAnthology. Love in the Old West is the theme of this collection of novellas penned by some of the genre's most popular authors. Jodi Thomas' "Crazy Callie" stars a spirited heroine in search of a husband who won't murder her or have her committed to an asylum -- a tall order on the lawless frontier. Jo Goodman's "Nat Church and the Runaway Bride" provides a metafictional link to the author's Bitter Springs series. Strangers on a train bond in Kaki Warner's "The Scent of Roses," while Alison Kent's "The Hired Gun's Heiress," set in a Texas brothel, pairs a runaway New York heiress and the man hired to track her down.
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