Sunday, August 23, 2015

Free and Discounted Historical Romance Novels

Happy Sunday, fellow readers!

I hope everyone is having a restful day.

Before we dive into this week's set of books, I wanted to just highlight the lovely new covers of Lisa Kleypas's Wallflowers series.



... I'm waiting for the cover reveal for A Scandal in Spring. Maybe it's coming soon? Of course, all of this is in anticipation of Lisa Kleypas's return to historical romance novels! Cold-Hearted Rake releases this October 27, 2015. I'm very, very excited!



And here's this week's featured free and discounted historical romances:


Bargaining With a Rake (A Whisper Of Scandal Novel Book 1) by Julie Johnstone
FREE on Amazon
About the book:

292 pages, 78 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.2 stars)

For eleven years, Gillian Rutherford has dreamed of escaping her family’s dark secret and living a normal life. Now, faced with an unwelcome marriage that will chain her to London and the secret slowly killing her, she’s desperate to save herself and the sister she adores. Salvation comes in the form of an American shipping tycoon, and all she must do is seduce him into marrying her. But Gillian’s scheme hits a snag when she makes a bargain with a notorious rake Alexander Trevelle, Lord Lionhurst. He’ll help her win the hand of his American friend, if she’ll assist him with exacting revenge against her unwanted fiancé. But the price of the pact may just be their hearts.



The Bridal Contract (Darrington family Book 3) by Sandra Sookoo
FREE on Amazon
About the book:

193 pages, 14 reviews (Average customer rating: 3.9 stars)

When a bridal contract is struck, either parental outrage will void the arrangement or the love of a child will sweeten the deal.

Oliver Darrington -- Viscount Tralsburg -- wants nothing more than to hide out at the family property in Brighton until he can secure a sea-worthy ship and return to adventuring the world. However, being handed his former mistress' child isn't part of that plan. Neither is the sudden longing for his pretty Italian neighbor.

Eloisa Hawthorne is in dire straits. Her older brother has gambled away her sister's hand to a horrible man. In order to save her sister's virtue and her future, Eloisa needs a fast fortune -- or someone who can immediately cover the debt. When her handsome neighbor offers a temporary engagement contract, she accepts with alacrity. Too bad she fell in love with his dark-haired offspring. How scandalous!

When the two attend his mother's London dinner party, Oliver wishes the union wasn't merely a lark. Eloisa fears for the adorable child's upbringing in heathen locales, but what can she do? The contract is only for a month, and love was never an option. Something must be done to throw over convention before the moment is lost and matters of the heart are sacrificed.

Other books in this series:
Marriage Minded Lord (book 1)
To Bed or To Wed (book 2)



LADY AT ARMS: A Medieval Romance by Tamara Leigh
FREE on Amazon
About the book:

302 pages, 126 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.6 stars)

LADY AT ARMS: A “clean read” rewrite of the bestselling WARRIOR BRIDE, published by Bantam Books, 1994

HE WAS THE VILEST OF MEN

Lizanne Balmaine has spent years honing her skills at arms, determined she will never again be at the mercy of any man. When she comes face to face with the one who stole her future, she seizes the opportunity to exact revenge. Soon he is her prisoner, at her mercy. But something is different about him, something that makes her question her purpose. Is it possible a man can be so changed? More, can she right the wrong that could lay ruin to her family?

SHE WAS A QUESTION NEVER BEFORE ASKED OF HIM

Ranulf Wardieu does not seek a bride, nor a settling of scores when his mission for the king places him in the path of a beguiling, raven-haired maiden. But fascination turns to fury when she imprisons him. Accused of wrongdoing, the nature of which she refuses to reveal, he discovers the lady is as skilled at wielding a sword as she is at verbal sparring. When he bests her at her game and his jailer becomes his captive, he is determined to learn what wrong he has done her. However, as they engage in a battle of wits and wills and he glimpses her woman’s heart, he discovers Lizanne is a question never before asked of him—one his own jaded heart refuses to answer.



The Convenient Bride by Catherine Winchester
FREE on Amazon
About the book:

250 pages, 61 reviews (Average customer rating: 3.9 stars)

Threatened with being cut off by his father, womaniser Maxwell Stark is forced to marry and he chooses the woman he secretly loves, Lucy Steed, his family's ward.

Lucy has been desperately in love with Max ever since she first moved in with the Stark family, but she’s convinced that he only loves her as a friend.

Although both are too afraid to admit their true feelings, the marriage is a happy one, until Max’s spurned mistress, Marie, decides that if she can’t have Max, then no one can.

They say that ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’, and Marie is furious!



The Pride of Lions (Scotland Trilogy Book 1) by Marsha Canham
$0.99 on Amazon
About the book:

212 pages, 119 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.4 stars)

Bestselling, award-winning author Marsha Canham sweeps us into the turbulence and romance of Scotland's quest for freedom in a saga of two born enemies whose lives and destinies are irrevocably bound to the fate of an empire.

Forced into an unwanted marriage by a reckless game of chance, how was the spoiled and pampered Catherine Augustine Ashbrooke to know the handsome stranger with the brooding midnight eyes would make her the pawn in a dangerous game of his own?

Alexander Cameron may have won the highborn English beauty in a duel, but not even the lure of long-forgotten desires could keep him from his meeting with destiny. He had no choice but to carry his reluctant bride off to the Highlands, to a world of ancient blood feuds and a brewing rebellion--a world where fiery passion and breathtaking courage would prove that even legendary warriors could lose their hearts.



Nobody's Darling by Teresa Medeiros
$0.99 on Amazon
About the book:

400 pages, 57 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.7 stars)

Dear Reader,

I never enjoyed being a wanted man until the day Miss Esmerelda Fine marched into the Tumbleweed Saloon and pointed her derringer straight at my heart. Who would have guessed some duke's granddaughter--an awfully pretty one at that -- would come gunning for the likes of me, a notorious bounty hunter with a taste for whiskey and a fondness for peach pie? Lucky for me, she was a mighty poor shot. Instead of killing me, she hired me to find her runaway brother. Little did she know she was about to make the acquaintance of a flea-bitten basset hound named Sadie, the infamous Darling Gang, and my shotgun-toting kinfolk. And little did I know she was about to lead me on a merry chase that would take us from a bungled bank robbery to the very first Wild West show to tour London, England.

I should have turned down her offer. I should have resisted her charms. But I didn't.

Because there comes a time in every man's life when he's got nothing left to lose ... but his heart.

Yours,
Billy Darling



A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin: The Debutante Files Series Book 1 by Sophie Jordan
$2.99 on Amazon
About the book:

390 pages, 123 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.4 stars)

The last woman on earth he would ever touch ...

Declan, the Duke of Banbury, has no interest in ushering Rosalie Hughes, his stepsister, into society.Dumped on him with nowhere else to go, he's determined to rid himself of the headstrong debutante by bestowing on her an obscenely large dowry ... making her the most sought-after heiress of the Season.

... is about to become the only one he wants

But Rosalie isn't about to go along with Declan's plans. Surrounded by fortune hunters, how is she supposed to find a man who truly wants her? Taking control of her fate, Rosalie dons a disguise and sneaks into Sodom, a private club host to all manner of illicit activity—and frequented by her infuriatingly handsome stepbrother.

In a shadowed alcove, Declan can't resist the masked temptress who sets his blood afire ... any more than Rosalie can deny her longing for a man who will send her into ruin.



Defy Not the Heart (Shefford's Knights Book 1) by Johanna Lindsey
$2.99 on Amazon
About the book:

436 pages, 140 reviews (Average customer rating: 4.4 stars)

Reina seethes with rage over her fate: taken captive by the knight Ranulf -- a golden giant of a man -- who has pledged to deliver her to the nuptial bed of the despised Lord Rothwell. She will never accept such bondage -- and Reina offers herself to her kidnapped instead, offering to make Ranulf a great lord ... if he agrees to wed her.

But the brave knight desires much more than a marriage of convenience from this proud, headstrong lady who treats him with scorn yet makes his blood run hotter than liquid fire. She must come to him of her own free will -- or Ranulf will take her. For the passion that consumes them both cannot long be denied -- even though gravest peril surely awaits them on the heart's trail to a destines and turbulent love.

Happy Reading~ 










18 comments:

  1. So many great books, and what classic romances many of these are. Love Johanna Lindsey, Lisa Kleypas, Marsha Canham, and Sophie Jordan. I am super thrilled that Kleypas is returning back to historical romances again. I am curious to see what she is planning on doing with this new series.

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