It's her wedding day and there is no groom in sight. But why should Amelia Brice be surprised? Hiram, Lord Friar is known for having no gentleman's honor to speak of and his jilting her on their wedding day makes it official.
Elijah Banks cannot allow his childhood friend to continue to be shamed this way. It's been almost an hour past the time when the wedding was to start, and that bounder still hasn't shown up. Unable to sit still a second longer, Elijah does the only thing that seems logical from where he stands: kidnap the bride and marry her himself in order to escape this scandal with one far more forgiving for a young lady's reputation.
The only trouble is, she has a secret...but so does he; hers is big...but his is bigger.
This book can be found in eBook format at the following, paperbacks coming soon!
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Catherine Gayle took to her Facebook Page today to announce the launch of a new Regency-set historical romance series.
The first book, Seven Minutes in Devon, will debut later this fall.
Timeless Quills author Catherine Gayle was a guest on Blog Talk Radio today, where she read an exclusive sneak peek excerpt.
Catherine's novella, To Enchant an Icy Earl, will be featured in the historical romance anthology A Season to Remember, which will release next week from Night Shift Publishing. Other novellas in the anthology are written by Timeless Quills authors Jane Charles, Ava Stone, and Jerrica Knight-Catania.
If you want to be one of the first to hear it, listen in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2012/09/26/rrw--whats-write-for-me.
Today, we're participating in a blog hop that focuses on heroes, and have decided to each shamelessly brag about our favorite heroes!
Rose Gordon: I have a serious weakness for flawed heroes, and my favorite is Sir Wallace Benedict, the thrice-jilted baronet from Her Imperfect Groom. Between his need for perfection in his actions and attire and chronic counting when nervous, he's as far from perfect as one can get. Except to the one woman who loves him because of his imperfections just as much as he loves her and hers. Sir Wallace is my favorite because of all the obstacles he has to overcome, the most important being that though can accept other people's imperfections, he must learn to accept his own, too.
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Rose's Website
Suzie Grant: My favorite is Captain Blac Barclay, from Wrong Kind of Paradise, is a man who keeps his word. He feels he must always do the "right" thing for fear of ending up a failure like his father. Honorable, organized, he lives his life on the straight and narrow. But when a pirate takes him under his wing and shows him that a man's title doesn't make him a good man, he learns to judge by actions instead. Blac Barclay is a dark-haired privateer who really is a man with heroic traits--"the good guy"--and that's the reason he's my favorite hero.
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Suzie's Website
Jerrica Knight-Catania: Well, this is like asking me to say what my favorite donut is! (For the record, I love them all!) But if I have to choose, I'm going to go with Lord Michael Wetherby, from The Bedeviled Bride. He's the most beta character I've ever written, and therefore he's closest in personality to my own husband. Not that he can't exert power, but he prefers to be thought of as the nice guy. He's fun-loving and funny, sweet and compassionate...and all he wants is for his wife to love him in return. Poor guy really has his work cut out for him, though, with Elizabeth Crawley. Hell hath no fury...
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Jerrica's Website
Ava Stone: Although I usually say my favorite hero is the one I’m currently writing, whoever he may happen to be, I have always had a soft spot for Alexander Everett, the Duke of Kelfield, from A Scandalous Pursuit. Alex is one of those rakish dukes with lots of money and a biting wit. He’s handsome and sexy as the devil with dark hair and grey eyes that seem to catch everything. But underneath all his bravado is a man with abandonment issues and tender heart that beats only for Olivia Danbury. He makes me sigh whenever he steps on a page.
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Ava's Website
In addition the grand prize giveaway being offered by the Heroes Blog Hop, which consists of three prizes for three different winners: a Kindle Fire/Nook Tablet, a $50 gift card, or a giant box of swag, we at TimelessQuills will also be doing a drawing for a $50 gift card to be used at either Amazon or Barnes & Noble. So be sure to leave a comment with your email address to be entered into both drawings.
Our winner will be selected by random.org and will be posted August 1, 2012.
Thank you all for stopping by and click the following image to return to the list of other blogs participating in the hop.
*GIveaways are open to internationally, EXCEPT, the giant bag of swag.
I know summer is halfway over, but there's still plenty of time to get your beach read on! So just in case you're running out of good poolside novels, I asked my fellow Timeless Quills authors to share their favorite books to read while baking in the sun...
Ava Stone suggests Claudia Welch's Sorority Sisters. She says, "It'll make you call all your girlfriends to tell them how much you love them."
And to escape to the past, she recommends a historical romance novel by Deb Marlowe's Unbuttoning Miss Hardwick. "Brilliant, like everything else she's ever written!"
Catherine Gayle suggests Erin Knightley's historical romance novel, More Than a Stranger. "It's got chemistry that'll make you melt more than the sun you're baking under, and is one of the most romantic books I've read in a long time."
And for a contemporary, steamy read, Bared to You by Sylvia Day. "It's erotic romance with such intense depth of characters that I couldn't possibly put it down until I finished reading it."
Suzie Grant says you must read James Rollins The Devil Colony. "Completely riveting story that mixes science and history in a way that will leave you breathless with anticipation. It was phenomenal!"
And for historical romance: Enslaved by Cassandra Dean. "It's a first person book which surprised me because I normally don't like reading a story in first person pov but this book captivated from the very first chapter. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves reading stories in unique and exotic locales."
My hubby and I recently picked up Jessica Park's YA novel, Flat Out Love, and we couldn't put it down! A fantastic and mysterious coming-of-age story that you do not want to miss!
And one of my all-time favorite historical romance novels (and novelist!), Lauren Willig's The Secret History of the Pink Carnation. She combines Chick-Lit with Regency Romance for a super fun romp through England and France!
Now help us out! What are your favorite summertime reads?
by Jerrica Knight-Catania
Fabulous historical romance author, Jerrica Knight-Catania, is heating up your summer with a hot sale! For Kindle only, get all 4 Wetherby Brides novels for just under $3! The Wary Widow is still FREE and the other three books - A Gentleman Never Tells, More than a Governess and The Bedeviled Bride are just $0.99! But only through July 31, so act fast!
One of our fabulous historical romance authors, Rose Gordon, is selling books for charity this month.
Book 1 of her romance series (Groom Series), Her Sudden Groom, is on sale for $0.99 right now, and all the proceeds from this book are going toward her goal of $5,000 that she's aiming to raise in the name of Multiple Sclerosis research.
Click on the picture to be taken to the Kindle version of the book or read the full blog post HERE to link to other ebook outlets.
Edward Banks, Lord Watson has known most of his life that one day Regina Harris was to be his bride--but somebody forgot to inform her...
An avid academic and aspiring scientist, Edward is pleased to find that he won’t have to bother with the nonsense involved in courting a young lady.
Young and naive, it doesn't take much for her social-climbing father to convince Regina the man she's to marry has requested her hand out of love, but devastates her when she learns the truth.
Now, it's up to a man who's more comfortable in a conservatory than a drawing room to prove to Regina that she's more than just the proverbial sacrificial lamb that helped gain her family their foot in Society's door and that he--if no other gentleman--is trustworthy. But he just might be the one doing the learning as he'll be forced to acknowledge that sometimes the most combustible elements aren't the ones you control, but sometimes the ones you don't.
This book is now available for 4.99 at the following:
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I'm so excited to announce the release of my latest historical romance novel, The Gypsy Bride! The second book in the Daring Debutantes series, this extra-long novella is an exciting romp through Regency England--
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.
When I set out to write this romance series, I wanted to do something different. I didn't want to write another traditional, formulaic historical romance. I wanted to branch outside the norm, do things with my stories and my characters that probably would not have actually happened in Regency England, but that weren't completely outside the realm of possibilities. So you won't find magic or werewolves here, but you will find gutsy heroines, and heroes that you will fall in love with.
The Gypsy Bride is available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords!
And if you missed the first installment of the Daring Debutantes series, click here to find links for The Robber Bride!