Shana Galen’s New Regency Spy Romance!

Following the success of her first book Lord and Lady Spy, Shana is back with another installment in this new series about Regency spy couples!

Check out the cover, blurb and details below!

Book 2 in Lord and Lady Spy series!

True SpiesClick cover to view author website!

Summary:

Winslow, an elite spy in Regency England, has managed to keep his identity secret from everyone—including his beloved wife Elinor. But his success with these covert affairs has taken a toll on their marriage, leaving Elinor to entertain the idea of a secret liaison with a rakish spy.

She believes that she will finally have the danger and excitement that her marriage has never afforded her—until things get too dangerous, and she ends up being kidnapped.

In this Regency romance, no one is who they seem—not even her own husband.

RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

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Alexandra Hawkins Book Trailer!

Love the Lords of Vice? Then you will love her latest book!

Lords of Vice Book 6

Dusk with a Dangerous Duke

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RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 26, 2013

A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James

Setting: Regency

*Book 1 in Eloisa’s Fairy Tales series*

Summary:

Miss Kate Daltry doesn’t believe in fairy tales… or happily ever after.

 Forced by her stepmother to attend a ball, Kate meets a prince… and decides he’s anything but charming. A clash of wits and wills ensues, but they both know their irresistible attraction will lead nowhere. For Gabriel is promised to another woman—a princess whose hand in marriage will fulfill his ruthless ambitions.

Gabriel likes his fiancé, which is a welcome turn of events, but he doesn’t love her. Obviously, he should be wooing his bride-to-be, not the witty, impoverished beauty who refuses to fawn over him.

Godmothers and glass slippers notwithstanding, this is one fairy tale in which destiny conspires to destroy any chance that Kate and Gabriel might have a happily ever after.

Unless a prince throws away everything that makes him noble…

Unless a dowry of an unruly heart trumps a fortune…

Unless one kiss at the stroke of midnight changes everything.

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Review:

Eloisa James is simply amazing. I guess I must have judged her too quickly after reading her novel Duchess by Night which was not her best work. This new series of fairy tales is so much more fulfilling, though they are using classic plot elements which have remained popular till now.

But Eloisa succeeds in making these classic stories fresh all over again by inserting some very clever twists and changing certain characters in unexpected ways. Take this book for example. Based on the classic Perrault tale Cinderella, it has for its heroine not your much beloved demure, mistreated, abused family member, but a woman who is a fiery, witty, sharp-tongued, sometimes  very insensitive woman despite her position in her stepmother’s household. The prince is also not as you expect, being not at all ‘charming’ and sometimes behaving in less than honourable ways. These characters were hard to like for me but they worked well as a couple and you could really feel their connection which one of the most important things in a romance. They weren’t perfect-but they were undeniably perfect for each other.

The plot was hilarious and I loved the side characters. Like in When Beauty Tamed the Beast, there were a whole cast of interesting, well thought out characters-the not-so-ugly stepsister and her self-conscious fiancé, and even the naughty ‘fairy’ godmother who was one of my favourites with her bawdy remarks to our heroine.

I also loved the historical edge to it as well, which added to the atmosphere. You can’t help but feel this really could have happen as there are so many facts thrown in. The writing was wonderful-beautiful, witty and humorous. I loved the dialogues and the sex scenes were pretty spicy 😉

The only downer for me was that the hero and the heroine weren’t very likable characters. Other than that, this is a funny, sexy update to a great classic story.

Sensuality Rating: Hot (Love scenes are long and explicit)

Verdict: Want to read a sexier version of Cinderella? Pick this up then! 😀

Rating: 4 and a half out of 5 stars

Romances coming in January 2011!

NEW YEAR, NEW BOOKS! 😀

Enjoy a fine selection of books all month long!

1) Out January 1, 2011 *First in a new series*

Summary:

Having been raised in the jungles of South Africa, assisting her father in the study of mammal copulation, Lady Justine Fedora Palmer sweeps back into London to embark upon her coming out.  She quickly discovers animals are far more civilized than the men surrounding her.
When her father’s observations are made public, proving buggery is natural to the animal kingdom, all of London is in a huffing outrage, including His Royal Majesty.  Her father is imprisoned and slapped with outrageous penalty fees they simply cannot pay.

Lady Justine becomes more than willing to trade her good name and her place in London’s gossip hungry society to secure her father’s release.  There is only one person she knows she can trust: her father’s patron, the Duke of Bradford.  A dashing libertine, yes, but one she passionately adores for his unwavering kindness, wit, humor, and a willingness to support her father’s studies even as everyone else had laughed her father off.
To her astonishment, the Duke of Bradford is not the same man.  His newly marred face hides a scandal that is about to test them both…

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.delilahmarvelle.com/site

2) Out January 3, 2011 *DEBUT*

Summary:

Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. No love is necessary—nor desired. But how to choose amid a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London’s infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she’s not the most captivating woman he’s ever met . . .

Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she’s determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife—she’ll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke’s affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan’s desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker’s number one rule: never fall in love with the groom.

Excerpt:

http://www.vickydreiling.com/excerpt_duke.html

3) Out January 4, 2011  *Second in Elusive Lords series*

Summary:

Lady Amelia Bertram may have a reputation as the most brazen beauty of the ton, but she shocks even herself when she accidently—and loudly—derides one of society’s most eligible bachelors in the middle of a crowded ballroom. The timing of her faux pas couldn’t be worse, for her father is seeking someone to take her off his hands that very night…

But when Thomas Armstrong overhears the so-called “Lady” Amelia slandering his sexual prowess in public, he cannot help but accept the dare implicit in her words. To her father’s great delight, he offers to take her to his secluded country estate—properly chaperoned, of course—to teach the girl a lesson in ladylike behavior…

Excerpt:

http://www.beverleykendall.com/atasteofdesire.html

4) Out January 25, 2011

Summary:

Widowed Julia, Lady Winterset, has inherited a book—a very shocking book—that every gentleman in London seems to want. For a charismatic businessman, it’s a chance to build an empire. For a dashing novelist, it could guarantee fame. But to a proud, domineering earl, it means everything…

Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, can’t let the obstinate Julia release the shameless memoir that could ruin his family’s name. But the only way to stop her may be equally sordid—if far more pleasurable. For his rivals are intent on seducing the captivating woman to acquire the book. And Harrison isn’t the sort to back away from a competition with the stakes this high. Now the winner will claim both the scandalous memoirs and the heart of their lovely owner…

Sneak Peek and more info:

http://www.victoriaalexander.com/books/the-perfect-mistress/

5) Out January 25, 2011

Summary:

Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. He’s a Beast. Miss Linnet Thynne is one of the most exquisite young ladies ever to grace London’s ballrooms. She’s a Beauty. But wait—there’s more! Piers is a doctor: brilliant, lame, and impossible to get along with. Linnet has been involved in a scandalous flirtation with a prince, and everyone in the ton thinks she’s carrying a royal child: she needs a husband.

Linnet estimates it will take two weeks—at the outside—to bring the earl to his knees. Piers knows that he will never fall in love, and definitely never marry.

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.eloisajames.com/bookshelf/beauty.php

6) Out January 25, 2011 *Second in new series*

Summary:

One tryst was all she wanted . . .

From their very first meeting, Julia knew that Aidan Carr, the oh-so-proper Duke of Trathen, had a bit of the devil in him, a devil who secretly yearned for what he could not have, a devil who harbored a desire for her. So when she needed to be caught in a compromising situation, Aidan was the answer to her prayers.

One tryst just wasn’t enough . . .

Aidan is supposed to be looking for a bride, yet his scandalous liaison with Julia is all he can think about. Hot, erotic memories of kissing her skin, falling into her bed, pulling her naked body on top of his own continue to torment and tempt him. What is it about this brazen seductress that he finds so hard to resist? And how can he stop himself from falling into her bed a second time?

Excerpt:

http://www.lauraleeguhrke.com/bookshelf/scandal.php

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 😀

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