Nine best-selling, award winning authors bring you a limited time collection of full length, sexy stories of Regency Romance. Lose yourself in nine historical tales of passion, laughter, desire and intrigue, right along with a breathtaking group of scoundrels, rogues and libertine lords—and the spirited ladies who tame them.
This box set includes: Ava Stone's A Scandalous Past, Rose Gordon's His Jilted Bride, Jerrica Knight-Catania's More than a Governess, Catherine Gayle's Twice a Rake, Deb Marlowe's The Love List, Julie Johnstone's Bargaining with a Rake, Claudia Dain's Much Ado About Dutton, Jane Charles's A Reluctant Rake, and Christi Caldwell's My Lady of Deception!
Featuring four of the TQ ladies, we bring you this delightful collection of Regency Christmas novellas...
After attending the funeral of an old school friend, six Regency gentlemen make a pact never to marry, convinced it will save them from meeting the same fate...
In Ava Stone's A BIT OF MISTLETOE, Everett Casemore, the very serious Marquess of Berkswell, returns home for Christmas, slightly shaken by the death of an old friend. Determined not to suffer the same sort of fate at the hands of a woman, Berks resolves himself to eternal bachelorhood. Unfortunately, both his resolve and his peace of mind are threatened by the arrival of a beautiful, thoughtful, but mostly unsuitable lady. * Miss Theresa Birkin knows better than most that an error in judgment can lead one down an unfortunate path. If only she'd been wiser when she was younger. If only she hadn't followed her foolish heart. If only she'd met Lord Berkswell long before now.
In Jane Charles's LADY DISGUISED, Mr. Sebastian Stanwick never intended to marry. It was bad enough that his father gambled away everything they owned and then drank himself to death, leaving his mother broken until she could not go on. But the death of his good friend at the hand of the man’s wife only solidifies Stanwick’s decision to remain a bachelor. Women were simply unpredictable and unstable if not taken care of properly. * Hélène Mirabelle wants few things in life. One, is to perform on the stage, and the other, is to be out from under the roof of her overbearing new family: Lord Bentley and the Trent brothers. Since her mother’s recent passing, Hélène's desire to return to Milan and the stage has only grown. A husband could never fit into the plans because no decent man would take an actress as a wife. * One fateful night leaves Hélène questioning if being an actress is the only thing she wants, while Stanwick begins to wonder whether all women are truly prone to madness and if they are, he may never get Hélène off of his mind.
In Catherine Gayle’s Thick as Thieves, David Hounslow, the Marquess of Preston, will not stand aside while those he loves are hurt. When it becomes clear his brother-in-law’s guest is up to no good, Preston determines to scrutinize every move of the would-be thief. Not that he minds such a task—Lady Frederica is as beautiful and intelligent as she is enigmatic. Considering her close relation to a wastrel brother and her current proclivity for the less-than-savory, Preston never expected to be won over to the lady’s charms. Yet she just might steal his heart. * Desperation has become Lady Frederica Bexley-Smythe’s constant companion due to her brother’s recent affinity for gambling and carousing. With the fate of both her mother and sister resting upon her shoulders, perhaps the time has arrived for Freddie to bend the rules. How else can she secure their future? Unfortunately, Lord Preston’s scrutiny is complicating her task. Far more perplexing than his perusal is his caring nature, which is distracting her from the treasures she intends to steal. But desperate times call for desperate measures…
In Jerrica Knight-Catania's ALL HE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS, Rowan Findley can't imagine a fate worse than what his friend suffered at the hands of his mad wife, so he's made the decision to remain a bachelor for all eternity. That is, until Olivia walks into his cousin's drawing room for a Christmas party. Her fiery red hair and sweet demeanor remind him of a night so many years ago that he would never forget. * Olivia Edwards can't quite believe her eyes when Rowan Findley waltzes back into her life, as handsome and charming as ever. It's been almost seven years since she's seen him, and the secret she's been harboring all that time has her on edge whenever he's about. Yet she can't deny that she's still drawn to him, nor can she deny the desire she's kept hidden in her heart these many years.
In Aileen Fish’s CHASING LORD MYSTERY, Lord Northcotte is not in the holiday spirit when he joins his sister’s family shortly after the brutal death of a friend. Discovering a matchmaking scheme is afoot, he tells them he will never marry Lady Miriam or any other woman. Now if only his heart would listen. * Lady Miriam’s mother accused her of chasing Lord Mystery after a noble act by a handsome stranger six years ago became the measure of all other men. Now he’s staying at the home where she’d hoped to escape a summons from her grandfather, the Duke of Danby. Terrified Northcotte will recognize her and reveal the contents of the scandalous letter she wrote him years ago, she can’t decide which is the bigger threat: the duke armed with a special license, or Lord Mystery, who carries a secret she’d never live down.
In Julie Johnstone’s ’TIS THE SEASON FOR SURRENDER, Lillian Lancaster would rather catch the plague than a husband. Unfortunately, her abusive, recently deceased father’s will stipulates her inheritance hinges upon her marrying a lord. With time running out, Lillian proposes to the guilt-ridden, marriage-adverse Lord Edgeworth after securing his agreement to a marriage in name only. * Edgeworth feels responsible for his former betrothed’s death and believes he doesn’t deserve love, which makes Lillian’s proposal oddly perfect. Commanded by his grandfather to marry by Christmas or become penniless, the obviously perfect choice is a woman who wants nothing to do with him. * When Lillian displays a brave and true heart and Edgeworth reveals his honorable, protective side maintaining a marriage of convenience becomes harder than these two wounded souls imagined. Now, Lillian and Edgeworth must decide if they are courageous enough to risk their hearts and surrender to love.
Available now at the following retailers:
Barnes & Noble
iTunes: Collection 1 ; Collection 2
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.
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
Hello, one and all. My names is Niles Thornton, Baron Quinton. Feel free to call me Quin, since that's what everyone else does. I'll only grumble about the responsibilities that come with the title for a bit. You know, responsibilities such as acting like a respectable gent and doing as the ladies expect of me, that sort of thing.
My authoress, Miss Gayle, thought to do an interview with me today. I wasn't overly enamored of that idea, however. After all, she might ask me questions about things I am not overly fond of discussing--like my father--and I couldn't have that.
Besides, I'm Lord Quinton. I shouldn't have to do as she says. So I refused her suggestion of the interview and took matters into my own hands. I'm sure she'll thank me for it later. I mean, can we be serious for a moment? Who would want to read an interview with me, after all?
Does anyone know where they keep the brandy in this place? I don't seem to see a sideboard, or even a glass for that matter. What sort of place doesn't have a good stock of brandy?
"Ahem. The ladies of Timeless Quills have placed all spirits under lock and key, just as I instructed them to do."
Jonas? Good God, who invited him today? Just because he's my best friend, he seems to think he can just barge into my non-interviews and get rid of the spirits.
"And why would you have done anything of that sort?" I ask on a groan.
"For the same reason I removed it all from Quinton Abbey." Jonas takes a seat and makes himself comfortable, despite the clenched fist forming in my right hand. "And don't worry, all of you lovely readers out there. Truly, he'll thank me for it later."
"I'll thank you to leave me in peace."
"I'm afraid I can't do that."
I punch the striped silk cushion on the sofa I'm seated upon, since it really wouldn't do to plant Jonas a facer with an audience watching us so closely. "And why not?"
"Lady Quinton wrote me," Jonas answers, as cool as you please.
Of course, Aurora and her penchant for writing would be at the root of the issue. I should have known it. Granted, some of her writings had been rather helpful..but still. I ought to insist she allow me to see any letters she's written before she sends them. If I'd done that, I could have prevented Jonas's current interruption.
"Did Miss Gayle know that you'd be interrupting her blog today?"
"Did Miss Gayle know that you intended to ignore her request for an interview and take matters into your own hands?" Jonas crosses his arms over his chest, assuming what I can only imagine is meant to be a menacing posture.
A knock sounds at the door, even as my fists are yet again forming.
Damnation, who else intends to interrupt me while I'm trying to deal with Miss Gayle's blog? And with no brandy, for Christ's sake. "Come!" I bark out, fully intent on sending whoever it is away without preamble.
But then my half-sister, Nia, comes through the door. "Aurora sent for me," she says, rushing inside...but then she halts suddenly when she sees Jonas. Her mouth opens and closes, like a fish forgetting it has gills and trying to breathe like a human.
Yet another missive my sweet wife has sent without informing me. "Why in God's name would she send for you?" I regret the harsh tone as soon as the words have left my mouth. It isn't Nia's fault Jonas has removed my access to brandy. "I apologize. Do you know why she sent for you?" This time, my tone is kinder though no less aggrieved.
But Nia's eyes flutter over to Jonas and away, and a harsh blush stains her cheeks. And then I know.
She's matchmaking again. "AURORA!!!"
**The authoress, Catherine Gayle, steps in before any more harm can be done.
If you'd like to get to know Quin, Aurora, Jonas, and Nia better, you can find them in TWICE A RAKE, the first book in my Lord Rotheby's Influence series. Nia and Jonas will have their own time in the spotlight sometime in the not too distant future. Be on the lookout for their story.
Catherine Gayle's Wallflower is FREE at Amazon.com. Not sure how long it will last, so get it while you can!
Five of us TQ authors made it to Chicago last week for the super fun reader conference, Romantic Times. While we were there, we took the opportunity to do a fun photo shoot for the TQ website! You can check out our new headshots on the Autographed Books page and our group shot on the About Us page.
One of the highlights of the week was getting to meet readers at the book signing, so here are some pics of us signing and talking to readers!
Five of us TQ authors are at the Romantic Times Convention this week! If you're a reader and you're here, make sure to stop by our tables at the book signings and say "Hi!" We'd love to meet you!! :)
Here's who to look for:
Pictures and videos will be forthcoming, but you can follow us on Twitter and FB to get live updates!