Sunday, May 24, 2015

Free and Discounted Historical Romance Novels

Hi, all!

Summer vacation is winding down for us, and school officially starts on June 8 for my two kids. I hope that means more time to read (I had planned to read a lot this summer, but ... best laid plans and all that.)

Anyway, here are this week's free and discounted historical romance novels that I've found on Amazon. Enjoy~

No Place for a Lady (The Regency Rags to Riches Series, Book 1) by Jade Lee
FREE on Amazon

About the book:
372 pages, 84 reviews (Average customer rating: 4 stars)

The London rookeries are slums, rife with criminals, and shunned by the upper crust.

But someone there intends to murder one of England's greatest leaders, and Marcus Kane, Lord Chadwick, will follow every clue, even into the bowels of London's underground. But he can't find his way alone.

A partner is required.

Fantine (Fanny) Delarive is perfect. She knows the slums better than anyone, has survived its labyrinth alone for years, and knows every criminal lurking in every dark corner.

Then, the investigation detours the pair into the bright ballrooms of the ton.

And Fantine fits in here, too.

Which changes everything.

Lord Chadwick knows a woman of Fantine's ilk is entirely unsuitable for him. But she's infinitely more exciting than any well-born lady he's ever met.

Now much more than an acquaintance with the independent, self-reliant Fantine is required ... and it must end with nothing less than marriage.

Romantic Times Hero’s Kiss Award for a Great Hero
2002 Madcap Finalist for romantic comedy

REGENCY RAGS TO RICHES, in series order
No Place for a Lady
Devil's Bargain
Almost an Angel
The Dragon Earl

Trials of Artemis: Haberdashers Book One by Sue London
FREE on Amazon

About the book:
337 pages, 272 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.4 stars)

The Haberdashers
In 1805 three little girls decided to create a "boys club" because boys have more fun. Their childhood was filled with sword fighting, horse racing, and archery. Now in 1815 they are all grown up and expected to join Society. Who will marry such independent and deadly misses?

Trials of Artemis
(Regency, Hot) Loving Lord Lucifer ...
An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.

Jacqueline "Jack" Walters loves archery and Greek military history. In her third season she has failed to inspire so much as one marriage proposal and is planning to settle into the quiet life of a spinster.

Gideon Wolfe, Earl of Harrington, has been avoiding marriage but a case of mistaken identity in the library has left him saddled with an argumentative and unwilling fiancée.

Return to Rhonan: Regency Romance Suspense (Lords of Rhonan Book 1) by Katy Walters
FREE on Amazon

About the book:
224 pages, 13 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.2 stars)

A supernatural romance.

Ghosts, Hauntings, witches and seances all work to make this a riveting regency romance.

A book of lost love, passion, suspense and the hope of marriage

In 1810, Lord Duncan Mavebury, heir to the Rhonan Estates, and Muriall Mondell, beautiful, but penniless, are in love and planning to elope to Duncan’s vast estates in Jamaica. To their dismay, vicious landlords of neighbouring estates, begin to seize the land of tenant farmers, clearing the Scottish Highlands for sheep grazing. Hundreds start to die of starvation.

Muriall and Duncan delay their plans, as they strive to save the lives of the tenants. Unbeknown to Duncan, his brother Lord Maximillian, a rakehell and member of the Hell-Fire club, is intent on abducting Muriall.

In the present day, American, Jessica McGregor mourns the death of her beloved aunt and guardian ... Her cousin Dinah urges her to visit the North-West Highlands of Scotland, a place their aunt longed to visit, to search for their lost ancestors. Jess reluctantly agrees and books into Rhonan Manor Hotel, where she meets the owner, the handsome, Earl of Rhonan, Lord Douglas Mavebury. Immediately attracted to her, he sweeps her off her feet, determined to make her his own. He fails to tell her the Manor is haunted by his long lost ancestors, or that a demon festers in the dungeons below the ruined castle in the grounds, a demon planning vengeance on the inhabitants of Rhonan. Unless he acts quickly, Jess's life in danger.

Dragon Knight's Sword (Order of the Dragon Knights Book 1) by Mary Morgan
$0.99 on Amazon

About the book:
382 pages, 76 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.7 stars)

Duncan Mackay will do anything to lift the curse from his family -- even forfeit his own life. But his plans change when he encounters the woman from his dreams, literally. She is from the future, somehow has his lost sword, and can talk to the Dragon that is able to lift his family’s curse.

Brigid O'Neill has spent her life listening to the mythological legends from Ireland and Scotland. So, when an ancient sword lands at her doorstep and she starts dreaming of a rugged Highlander, she drops everything and takes on a quest that will alter everything she believes.

Before their journey ends, not only will Duncan and Brigid battle an ancient curse, they must also find the courage to believe in the destiny that brought them together.

Embracing Scandal: (Scandalous Siblings Book 1) by Suzi Love
$0.99 on Amazon

About the book:
297 pages, 14 reviews (Average customer rating: 3.6 stars)

After Lady Rebecca Jamison, a mathematical genius, saves her family from financial ruin by secretly investing in railway stocks on the London stock exchange, a greedy syndicate, desperate for Becca's calculations and predictions, murders her friend and threatens the Jamison family, forcing Becca to beg assistance from her childhood friend, Cayle St. Martin.

The newly titled Duke of Sherwyn has returned to London after five years on the continent extending his family's shipping interests. He's shunned his privileged London life and his father's unbending attitudes, and becomes committed to employing the spying tactics he learned on the continent to help Becca indict the syndicate -- and using his skills as a lover to seduce her into his bed.

But how will Cayle be able to convince Becca, a determinedly self-sufficient spinster, that he can be more to her than just a protector?

The first in my scandal series with heroines whose scientific knowledge and intellect are an affront to increasingly prudish early Victorian society.

Elusive Passion (Ryland Brothers Book 1) by Kathryn Smith
$0.99 on Amazon

About this book:
388 pages, 21 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.2 stars)

Who is the mysterious Varya? On the surface she's a woman who tempts men beyond reason, but no one has touched the heart of the elusive creature ... that is, until now.

Miles Christian, the Marquess of Wynter, never expected to be abducted at gunpoint and accused of murder -- and certainly not by a woman! When he discovers his would-be kidnapper is the elusive Varya, a beauty courted -- and desired -- by most of the men in London society, he is doubly shocked ... and enthralled. Obsessed with this seductress, Miles is determined to keep her by his side as they hunt for the true culprit, even if it means putting them both in danger.

For Varya the danger lies in Miles's very touch, and though she's far from ready to trust the dashing rogue, she cannot deny the attraction that flares between them. But when they are caught in a compromising position, Varya reluctantly agrees to pose as Miles's mistress, even as she resists his potent efforts to woo her into his bed. For none could guess that her bloodlines are as pure as any English aristocrat's or that behind her public mask lies a woman determined not to relinquish her hard-won independence to a man's desire - unless she ensnares his heart as well.

The Daring Debutantes Series, Boxed Set (Three Regency Romance Novellas) by Jerrica Knight-Catania
$0.99 on Amazon

About the collection:
401 pages, 19 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.1 stars)

Get all three of the Daring Debutantes Novellas in one collection!

The Robber Bride, Book 1 --

When Victoria Barclay, privileged daughter of the Viscount Grantham, has a life-altering experience as a young girl, it sets the course for the rest of her life. She is determined to make a difference in the world, no matter the consequence, and becomes a highwayman -- or woman, as it were -- robbing the rich and donating her pilfered gains to the poor.

Life-long friend and neighbor, Phineas Dartwell, Earl of Leyburn, suspects his dear friend is up to no good. She’s become evasive, and even worse, he cares that she’s become evasive. When she refuses to confide in him, claiming it’s for his own good, he severs the friendship out of wounded pride and a wounded heart.

But when Victoria’s activities are brought to light in the eyes of the magistrate, Phineas must find a way to acquit his friend -- and dare he hope, future wife? -- of the charges.

The Gypsy Bride, Book 2 --

Engaged to a reprehensible baron, Bianca Manning knows she must do something to escape her fate. She decides that a Romany camp is the last place her mad fiance would think to look for her.

The last thing Emilian Carrol needs is a spirited Englishwoman in his life, but he can't seem to say no when she begs to hide out in his tribe's camp. And maybe she's just the thing he needs to help heal his wounded heart.

Thomas Barclay, future Viscount Grantham, is bored to tears and looking for a distraction. When his old friend Baron Tisbury asks for help in tracking down his missing fiancee, Tom decides to make himself useful and goes in search of the wayward girl.

Caught between two worlds, Bianca must figure out which man holds the keys to her heart.

The Stage Bride, Book 3 --

Thomas Barclay has had a rough year, to say the least. After being jilted by the only woman he ever loved, he's sworn off love for good, along with any semblance of respectability, by attempting to drink away his sorrows. However, when his meddling sister sends him off to the country to pull himself together once and for all, he finds himself trapped with the most vexing and obstinate creature he's ever been forced to encounter.

Amelia Harding has more than overstayed her welcome at Ms. Denby's School for Girls. At the ripe age of eighteen, she's finally being forced to enter the marriage mart, which also means returning to her father -- a prospect she refuses to even entertain. So she decides to run away to London to pursue a life on the stage. Unfortunately, her plans go awry and she finds herself in a carriage bound for the country in the company of a drunkard. A handsome drunkard, but a drunkard, nonetheless.

Now they both must decide if they will continue to let their pasts define them, or if they will start anew in each other’s arms.

Fabulous Firsts: A Boxed Set of Eleven Full-Length Series-Starter Novels (Jewels of Historical Romance)
$0.99 on Amazon

About this collection:
3000 pages, 25 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.4 stars)

Eleven full-length novels from eleven New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from each of the Jewels of Historical Romance!

UNDENIABLE ROGUE by Annette Blair, Book 1 of her Rogue’s Club series
London, 1815: Thanks to a battlefield promise, Gideon St. Goddard, Duke of Stanthorpe, will take a bride. Sabrina Whitcomb needs to provide for her children, but wedding a stranger is no light matter.

THE BRIDE WORE BLUE by Cheryl Bolen, Book 1 of her Brides of Bath series
England, 1813: For six long years Thomas Moreland has dreamed of the beautiful young noblewoman who rescued him. Wealthy now, he's come to Bath to rescue his fair Felicity—while endeavoring to win her love.

NOBLE SATYR by Lucinda Brant, Book 1 of her Roxton Family Saga
France & England, 1740s: In the age of hedonism and enlightenment, Antonia is abandoned at Versailles, where the predatory Comte de Salvan plots her seduction. The Duke of Roxton snatches Antonia to safety—but is Roxton a noble savior or a satyr most despicable?

LADY DANGER by Glynnis Campbell, Book 1 of her Warrior Maids of Rivenloch series
Scotland, 1136: Deirdre of Rivenloch has never had trouble turning away men. But when she marries the powerful Sir Pagan Cameliard to save her sister, Deirdre soon finds herself losing the battle over her heart.

THE MacKINNON’S BRIDE by Tanya Anne Crosby, Book 1 of her Highland Brides series
Scotland, 1124: When Iain MacKinnon's young son is stolen by the English, he captures the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his son's return. But even as Page blames the chieftain for welching on a contract with her father, she suspects the truth...

LUCIFER’S ROGUE by Colleen Gleason, Book 1 of her Draculia Vampire Trilogy
England, 1802: Voss, the Viscount Dewhurst, is an immortal who loves women and all things pleasurable, with no regard for others. Things are about to change when Miss Angelica Woodmore crosses his path and the rake falls...hard.

THE WILD ONE by Danelle Harmon, Book 1 of her De Monteforte Brothers series
England, 1776: When handsome black sheep of the family Lord Gareth de Montforte thwarts a stagecoach robbery, he finds himself inheriting his dead brother's fiancee and infant baby.

ROGUE’S HONOR by Brenda Hiatt, Book 1 of her Saint of Seven Dials series
London, 1816: A duke's daughter in disguise is rescued by legendary Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. Love is the last thing either needs, but when was love ever wise?

AMETHYST by Lauren Royal, Book 1 of her Chase Family Series
England, 1666: Amethyst Goldsmith will soon be condemned to a loveless marriage, and she sees no way out—until a devastating fire sweeps through London, and tragedy lands her in the arms of dashing nobleman Colin Chase.

THE DEVIL OF KILMARTIN by Laurin Wittig, Book 1 of her Kilmartin Glen series
Scotland, 1307: Symon MacLachlan encounters Elena Lamont and discovers her touch frees him from the madness he battles. Certain she is the legendary Lamont healer, he tries to lure the skittish lass to marry him, but will he be able to win her love?

SILVER STORM by Cynthia Wright, Book 1 of her Rakes & Rebels series
Connecticut & Virginia, 1783: Dashing privateer Captain Andre Raveneau saves spirited Devon Lindsay from the Redcoats. He reluctantly agrees to deliver her to her fiancé, but doesn't count on falling in love with her himself!



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