And, to readers in the US, I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend!
Before the featured historical romances, I thought I'd highlight this bargain: E.L. James's Fifty Shades series is currently on sale and the first book, Fifty Shades of Grey is being offered for $2.99 for US/$4.99 for INT --
Now back to our regular programming. Here are some free and discounted historical romance novels offered on Amazon:
About this novella:
She hopes to gain his affections
For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true ... that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancé by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort ...
He is determined to ruin her
Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing ...
But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.
About this book:
An English lady runs away to Texas, in pursuit of a groom.
Lady Cecily Thorndale has lived her whole life preparing for her future role as wife to the Earl of Devonshire. But when the future Earl, Charles Worthington, goes to Texas to oversee land the family has purchased -- and stays there -- Cecily decides the only thing to do is to track him down. Arriving in Texas with her lady’s maid and all the determination she can muster, Cecily sets out to conquer both the new world and her reluctant fiancé. She captivates her new neighbors and shows Charles that the one thing that’s been missing from his adventurous life is her. Originally published in 2000 under the title Nobility Ranch, To Love a Lady is the first volume in the Titled Texans series about a family of English nobility who set out to tame the American west. With humor, romance and authentic historical detail, To Love a Lady takes readers on a romantic journey to 1880s Texas.
About this book:
Content with her life as a lady's maid, Isabel Knott learns the father she never knew has left her a fortune. The news comes with one restriction -- she can never reveal his name. Isabel falls in love with Colby Tisbury, but with her nonexistent pedigree his father, Lord Tisbury, will never accept her as his daughter-in-law.
Colby Tisbury must marry, and soon. If he doesn’t find a bride before the end of the Season, his father will supply one. Then Colby meets sassy Isabel Knott, and everything changes -- but can he go against his father’s wishes and marry a girl utterly lacking in family and connections? Isabel is forced to make an impossible choice -- reveal her secret identity and bring shame to her true father or lose Colby forever.
About the book:
Hopeless romantic, Lady Emmaline Fitzhugh, is tired of sitting with the wallflowers, waiting for her betrothed to come to his senses and marry her. When Emmaline reads one too many reports of his scandalous liaisons in the gossip rags, she takes matters into her own hands.
War-torn veteran, Lord Drake devotes himself to forgetting his days on the Peninsula through an endless round of meaningless associations. He no longer wants to feel anything, but Lady Emmaline is making it hard to maintain a state of numbness. With her zest for life, she awakens his passion and desire for love.
The one woman Drake has spent the better part of his life avoiding is now the only woman he needs, but he is no longer a man worthy of his Emmaline. It is up to her to show him the healing power of love.
About the book:
The bride and groom cordially request your presence for a wedding at Millworth Manor ...
Guests will include Jackson Quincy Graham Channing, New York City banker, and Lady Theodosia "Teddy" Winslow, wedding planner to the finest families in England.
Introductions shall be followed by light conversation, dancing, flirtation, arguing, reconciliation, and an impulsive kiss that both parties are quite certain they will never repeat.
Until they do.
A mutually beneficial fake engagement will be accompanied by all manner of very real complications, scandalous revelations, nefarious schemes, and one inescapable conclusion:
That true love -- unlike the perfect wedding -- is impossible to plan ...
About this book:
Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it's made her a killer's target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party -- to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke. Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged "gift." Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme's life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?
About this collection:
A Dozen Rakes, Renegades and Rogues, Oh, My!
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Devil's Spawn by Mary Jo Putney
Ten years ago, Dominick Chandler's courtship of Roxanne Mayfield was destroyed by her poisonous father. Now Dominick is back and determined to reclaim the only woman he ever loved—no matter what it takes.
Mystic Guardian by Patricia Rice
Aelynn, a tropical island veiled from human sight, magically protects a sacred chalice. When a beautiful maiden washes ashore from the outside world and steals the chalice, she sets in motion dangerous and far-reaching consequences.
A MacKenzie Christmas: The Perfect Gift by Jennifer Ashley
The MacKenzies gather for Christmas and Hogmanay in Scotland. In the chaos of preparations, one of Ian's Ming bowls gets broken, and the family scrambles to save the day all in the midst of bets, babies and boxing matches.
Engaged in Wickedness by Jade Lee
Lady Gwendolyn loves wandering into illicit places with gentlemen just to see how well they kiss. Nothing friends or family say will tame her ways...until she meets the quiet Sir Edward Murray.
Morganna by Jackie Ivie
Amidst a background of feuding clans, blood-filled battlefields, and war-torn Scotland, Morganna not only survives, she fights!
Once a Pirate by Susan Grant
Capt. Andrew Spencer intends to ransom an heiress to extract revenge from the man who ruined his life. Except the strangely-garbed, half-drowned blonde hoisted onto his deck not only refuses to admit she's his high-born target, she claims to be from another century!
Lissa's Cowboy by Jillian Hart
Only a desperate woman would marry a man she's never met, but Lissa has a ranch to save and a small son to protect. She finds a mail-order husband to stand by her side, but Jack Emerson turns out to be much more than she expects...Can he be the man to win her heart?
The Highlander's Reward by Eliza Knight
Lady Arbella abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highlander who promises her safety. But when he kisses her, she fears she's more in danger of losing herself.
Caribbean Scot by Kimberly Killion
Forced to flee Scotland and forfeit the chieftainship of his clan, renegade Reid MacGregor prospers as a fortune hunter in the rich waters of the Caribbean. But there are two treasures he's yet to claim--the lost library of a Mayan priestess and the wild lass he left behind.
Rafe's Redemption by Jennifer Jakes
For hunted recluse Rafe McBride, the dark-haired beauty on the auction block is exactly what he doesn't need, and outspoken artist Maggie Monroe isn't about to go meekly with him. Especially when the rugged mountain man looks like sin and danger rolled into one.
Caleb by Beth Williamson w/a Emma Lang
Caleb Graham has spent the last four years in too many dangerous situations to count. As a Texas Ranger, he knows no fear, or at least he never shows it. When he's sent to force a blacksmith off government property, he runs face to face into the the woman who will change his life.
The Sweetest Sin by Jess Michaels
When their secret marriage was illegally annulled five years before, Landon Hawkins swore he would never love again and that he would never forgive Juliana Russell for her utter betrayal. But now she has requested he help her recover her missing sister, and the lust and the pain he has hidden comes rushing back.