Welcome! Here is a recap of our author promotions for the week of April 12, 2021, that you may have missed on our website. Make sure to follow the links on our page to see the covers, read the synopsis, and peek inside. The purchase price, links to retailers, and various formats, along with the sub-genre of historical romance are listed for your review. You can also get notices of new releases via email by signing up for our newsletter.

Our first promotion was An Agreement with a Soldier, part of the Necessary Arrangements Series, written by author Sadie Bosque, independently published, and available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows. John Godfrey, the Baron of Ashbury, has spent most of his life as a soldier. He was never meant to become a baron. But circumstances have changed and now that he’s back home, he has to face another battle – saving his failing estates.

Our second promotion was a book titled In the Viscount’s Arms, part of the Staunton Sisters Series written by author Allyson Jeleyne and published by Fifty Forty Productions. It’s available on Kindle. A brief synopsis is as follows. Reeling from the death of her parents, eldest daughter Octavia strives to be a source of strength for her sisters. She defies their grandfather’s high-handed meddling–and his desire to see the Staunton girls married. She forges her own path to independence, which leads to the gates of Caswell Hall. There, the governess has just quit her post, leaving a vacant spot in the local lord’s household.

Our third promotion was a book titled Lord of the Manor by author Elizabeth Keysian, and is available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. It’s part of the Trysts and Treachery Series. A brief synopsis is as follows. Orphaned at birth, Cecily Neville owes more than her name to the former hospitallers of Temple Roding. She was still a child when the reformation wrenched her home and adopted family from her and now, like the few surviving monks, she lives in fear that her past could take a deadly toll.

Our fourth promotion was a book titled A Deal with the Earl by author Sadie Bosque and is part of the Necessary Arrangements Series, independently published. It’s available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows: Lady Julia has dreamed of marrying her childhood sweetheart since she was four years old. But her father has other plans, he wants her to marry an earl. When she is forced into an unwanted betrothal, Julie needs to make a choice: ruin her honor, but wait for her true love or make a deal with the forbidding earl.

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I hope you enjoy this week’s recap. It’s a full week of promotions next week, so check back. Happy searching for your next historical romance.


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In the Viscount’s Arms – https://amzn.to/3sujfTN

Lord of the Manor – https://amzn.to/39YOfVe

A Deal with the Earl – https://amzn.to/39ioRZx

In 1972, Avon Books published “The Flame and the Flower,” by Kathleen Woodiwiss — a hefty historical romance that traded chastity for steamy sex scenes. It arrived in the thick of the sexual revolution, and readers loved it: It was an instant bestseller that’s credited with birthing the modern romance genre.Here, a dozen people — authors, editors, agents, cover artists and one mononymous male model — recount how the modern romance industry came together and took off.

Source: Romance novels are big business. Here’s how the genre took off. – The Washington Post

Will Netflix stay close to the series of books for Season 3 and 4? Assuming they follow in order, then An Offer From a Gentleman and Romancing Mister Bridgerton should be in those seasons. Only time will tell. Will you watch? Of course, this will be years in the making probably through 2025 or later.  Julia Quinn must be extremely excited to be living an author’s dream.  Sending her kudos with a tinge of envy.

Fans of the smash hit have now been treated to yet more exciting news, with confirmation that the show has been commissioned for its third and fourth series.

Source: Bridgerton Season 3 and 4 confirmed plot cast release date | Tatler

Welcome! Here is a recap of our author promotions for the week of April 5, 2021, that you may have missed on our website. Make sure to follow the links on our page to see the covers, read the synopsis, and peek inside. The purchase price, links to retailers, and various formats, along with the sub-genre of historical romance are listed for your review. You can also get notices of new releases via email by signing up for our newsletter.

Our first promotion was The Tantalizing of a Scandalous Rake, part of the Lords of Scandal Series, written by author Samantha Holt, published by Helstone Press, and available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows. The plan was simple. Lord Adam Moncrieff was to lay low in the countryside until the scandal passed. It would’ve been so easy…if only he hadn’t met the infamous Beauty of Buttermere there. And if he hadn’t been stabbed, of course.

Our second promotion was a book titled Duke if Disrepute, part of the Dukes of Distinction Series written by author Alexa Aston and published by Dragonblade Publishing. It’s available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows. Lady Elise Ruthersby is with child when her husband is killed, and the family awaits the birth to see who will be the new earl. A daughter arrives, relegating Elise to the status of a servant as she becomes the unpaid governess to her two nephews.

Our third promotion was a book titled Baron of Blasphemy by USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen, is available on Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and Kobo. It’s part of the Lords of Scandal Series. A brief synopsis is as follows. What does an impoverished baron with a reputation for trouble do when he needs an infusion of coin? He marries. Quickly. The problem? His new wife isn’t entirely certain she likes anything about him.

Our fourth promotion was a book titled Winter’s Warrior by USA Today Bestselling author Scarlett Scott, and is part of the Wicked Winters Series, published by Dragonblade Publishing. It’s available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows: Gavin Winter has earned his reputation as one of the best prizefighters in England the hard way: using his fists and sheer determination. With the biggest bout of his career approaching, Gavin will do anything to win.

Our fifth promotion was a book titled Under the Emerald Sky, written by Julianne Weber, and is independently published. It is available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows: It’s 1843 and the English nobleman Quinton Williams has come to Ireland to oversee the running of his father’s ailing estate and escape his painful past. Here he meets the alluring Alannah O’Neill, whose Irish family is one of few to have retained ownership of their land, the rest having been supplanted by the English over the course of the country’s bloody history.

Our sixth promotion was a book titled The Saxon Lord’s Unwanted Bride, written by Emily Royal, and published by Dragonblade Publishing. It’s available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited and is part of the Medieval Brides Series. A brief synopsis is as follows: Harald of Wildstorm is tortured by nightmares of the Battle of Hastings. Embittered by past betrayals, he values women only for the satisfaction they give him in bed. But he finds himself reluctantly falling in love with Eloise de Morigueax, the Norman noblewoman he’s commanded to marry.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our blog to keep up-to-date on news, articles, and historical tidbits!

I hope you enjoy this week’s recap. Happy searching for your next historical romance.


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The Tantalizing of a Scandalous Rake – https://amzn.to/3mgpDwl

Duke of Disrepute – https://amzn.to/3wohpH2

Baron of Blasphemy – https://amzn.to/3cM1PNv

Winter’s Warrior – https://amzn.to/3sJkZJD

Under the Emerald Sky – https://amzn.to/3sP7fgu

The Saxon Lord’s Unwanted Bride – https://amzn.to/39IuFwm


Take note!  They are going beyond the boundaries of The Viscount Who Loved Me in the second season of Bridgerton on Netflix by deviating from the books with the introduction of new characters.

The last new cast member to be announced was Merlin star Rupert Young, who is taking on the role of Jack. Jack is the newest member of the ‘Ton with high connections and a bit of a mystery. As Jack is a brand new character created for the TV series, not based off anyone in the books, we don’t know much more about him just yet.

Source: Netflix reveals 4 new cast members to join Bridgerton for season two | SHEmazing!

Welcome! Here is a recap of our author promotions for the week of March 28, 2021, that you may have missed on our website. Make sure to follow the links on our page to see the covers, read the synopsis, and peek inside. The purchase price, links to retailers, and various formats, along with the sub-genre of historical romance are listed for your review. You can also get notices of new releases via email by signing up for our newsletter.

Our first promotion was a four-book box set of the Bluestocking Scandals, written by author Ellie St. Clair, independently published, and available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows. The Four bluestockings have set aside their search for love in favor of professions nearly unheard of for women. But what happens when love finds them anyway? Find out in Designs on a Duke, Inventing the Viscount, Discovering the Baron, and The Valet Experiment.

Our second promotion was a book titled The Healer of Briarwood, written by author MK McClintock and published by Trappers Peak Publishing. It’s available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. It’s part of the Montana Gallagher Series. A brief synopsis is as follows. Doctor Finnegan Brody tends his patients, keeps to himself, and vividly remembers the heartaches and trials from the Civil War and why he devoted his life to healing. He watches the townspeople live their lives, loving and laboring alongside one another, and wonders if one day he will give a woman as much time and dedication as he gives the people of Briarwood.

Our third promotion was a book titled Untaming Lady Violet by April Moran, and is independently published, available on Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and Kobo. A brief synopsis is as follows. Lady Violet Everstone is quiet, obedient, and not the type of woman Tristan Buchanan usually pursues. If she wasn’t so shy, she might find the courage to grant the viscount a smile. If she were brave, she would try mending his broken heart.

Our fourth promotion was a book titled Entranced by the Earl by Jillian Eaton, and is part of the Perks of Being an Heiress Series, published by Dragonblade Publishing. It’s available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows: Evelyn Thorncroft wants to marry a duke, but she’ll settle for an earl. The Earl of Hawkridge, to be precise. The only problem? Weston cannot stand the sight of her. At least, that’s what he says. Their passionate kisses, however, tell a very different story.

Our fifth promotion was a book titled Dark Persuasion by Vicki Hopkins, independently published and an award-winning finalist in the Fiction Romance Category of the USA Best Book Awards, available on Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, and Kobo. A brief synopsis is as follows: Set in 1890 Victorian England, Dark Persuasion tells a romantic story of regret, restitution, and forgiveness between three individuals who are prisoners of their past. Rival brothers seek to win one woman in a fierce competition, each driven by different motives. Charlotte Grey has no idea of their identity or their sudden interest in courting a blind woman.

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I hope you enjoy this week’s recap. Happy searching for your next book!


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The Healer of Briarwood – https://amzn.to/3ddqv0n

Untaming Lady Violet – https://amzn.to/39jIi4S

Entranced by the Earl – https://amzn.to/3tZRfZ5

Dark Persuasion – https://amzn.to/3lX6kbb

I write this post from the lens of an independently published author. However, I’m sure it resonates with those who are traditionally published as well. As an avid reader of historical romance, you are on the finished side of creative work. Have you ever considered what it is like to be the creator of that story you hold? Here are some brutally honest thoughts on what it’s like to write a book, and why it consists of a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.

The Blood – The life of a book is in the blood. Authors create characters out of thin air and give them life. They’ve chosen their names, where they live, their personalities, their backgrounds, and the paths they will walk to find love. When an author pours their soul into any creative work, they bleed. A part of them becomes imprinted on the page. Woven into the creation are their thoughts, struggles, and life experiences that are hidden between chapters and in the prose.

Once created, it’s released to the public. Authors tend to bleed when a reviewer writes a snide or hateful review. Whether the work is a Nobel Prize-worthy piece of literature or a run-of-the-mill self-published Kindle creation, authors are very attached to their stories regardless of the love and hate they may receive from readers. As a result, every book produces some drops of blood during and after the creative process. Even popular authors bleed. Here is a good quote:

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Ernest Hemingway

The Sweat – It’s the hours writing. It’s the voices in an author’s head demanding to be heard. It’s the plotting. It’s the point of view. It’s the tense. It’s the overused words. It’s the dialogue. It’s the punctuation. It’s those grammar classes we never paid attention to in grade school coming back to bite us. It’s the hours of research, and finally, those damn typos that never seem to go away. Frankly, it’s hard work. You bleed and sweat, and your reward for the hours you took to create a story is a 35 cent royalty from a 99 cent priced book.

After a writer finishes writing and editing, there is plenty of work before release. It’s the formatting, the cover art, the copyright registration, the Library of Congress, the ISBN assignment, and working with distributors. After release, comes the expense and sweat of marketing. On top of that, you sweat worrying what people will think about it and hope you don’t have to bleed too much when the comments start rolling in. Writing a book can be stinky business as this author states:

“Sometimes the ideas just come to me. Other times I have to sweat and almost bleed to make ideas come. It’s a mysterious process, but I hope I never find out exactly how it works.”

J. K. Rowling

The Tears – Tears can arrive for many reasons when writing a book. They could be author tears of self-doubt. Authors are not all confident arrogant individuals. Remember this quote from the Oscars in 2014? No wonder we cry.

The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.”

Robert De Niro

The tears also arrive because authors are emotionally involved in their characters and story. Sometimes their character’s journey reminds them of their own hurt inside, and they cry while writing. At other moments, it raises empathy for the plight of others having to live the situations we create on paper. Emotional involvement in characters is an inevitable part of being an author. Without it, characters are dry and lifeless. Consider this quote:

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.”

Robert Frost

Then there are tears of release when an author holds the printed book and flips through the pages. They feel a sense of pride and accomplishment in what they have created. Authors also cry when people trash their work, and shed tears of joy when people praise their stories.

Is the blood, sweat, and tears worth it all? Yes.

I first knew I wanted to write in grade school. It’s been ingrained in my brain, imprinted on my soul, and a driving force behind my fingers. It’s foolish for me to think that I’m terrific at my craft because I’m not. I’m an average Jane out in the world of thousands of books released each year. I’m continually learning how to write better. Sometimes I want to quit, but I’m afflicted, as this quote declares:

“I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.”

William Carlos Williams

So the next time you pick up your Kindle or a paperback, remember you are not holding a new historical romance book — you are holding the blood, sweat, and tears of an individual who wrote the story.

In conclusion, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes about writing as explained by Winston Churchill.

“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy then an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then it becomes a tyrant and, in the last stage, just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”

Since the publication of her first romance novel, Night Song, in 1994, Beverly Jenkins has become one of the genre’s most prominent authors. The prolific Jenkins has primarily focused on historical romance starring Black characters, including her latest, Wild Rain, set in the Wyoming Territory.

Source: How Romance Novelist Beverly Jenkins Brings History To Life On The Page

Welcome! Here is a recap of our author promotions for the week of March 21, 2021, that you may have missed on our website. Make sure to follow the links on our page to see the covers, read the synopsis, and peek inside. The purchase price, links to retailers, and various formats, along with the sub-genre of historical romance are listed for your review. You can also get notices of new releases via email by signing up for our newsletter.

Our first promotion was a book titled Enchanting the Earl, written by author Kathy Wheeler, independently published, that is available on Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. A brief synopsis is as follows. Having a London Season is not all it’s cracked up to be, as Lady Lorelei quickly finds when attending her first ball. The lights are too hot, the corsets too tight. It’s enough to make one faint.

Our second promotion was a book titled Held Captive, written by author Grace Johnson and published independently. It’s available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. It’s part of the Daughters of the Seven Seas series. A brief synopsis is as follows. Captain Rina Blackstone is the most notorious female pirate to ever plunder the Seven Seas and the fiercest captain to ever sail the Atlantic. But one thing she has never been able to handle well is change.

Our third promotion was a book titled Virtuous Intentions by Brita Addams, and is independently published, available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows. Lured by the promise of a substantial inheritance, ne’er-do-well English aristocrat, Avery Southworth, sets sail for America.  Avery’s purpose is to revive his uncle’s war-ravaged plantation, and make it, once again, a profitable enterprise.

Our fourth promotion was a book titled Earl of Keyworth by Collette Cameron, and is part of the Wick Earls’ Club Series, published by Blue Rose Romance. It’s available on Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, Google Play, and Kobo. A brief synopsis is as follows: Celestia Tolman will never forgive Landry, Earl of Keyworth, for trying to ruin her father’s livelihood. She will, however, teach the arrogant lord a lesson he won’t soon forget. The task should be simple—if she can ignore her untimely and entirely unwanted attraction to the handsome devil.

Our fifth promotion was a book titled The Heiress and the Hellion by Patricia Barney, independently published, and available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. A brief synopsis is as follows: A scandal destroyed Sophie Callaway’s reputation, but it couldn’t crush her spirit. After being exiled from proper Society and condemned by her own parents, she made a new life for herself caring for her people, dodging foppish fortune hunters, and struggling to manage Glennwick Castle and a vast estate. The last thing she needs is another scandal that threatens everything she’s built.

I hope you enjoy this week’s recap. Happy searching for your next book!


Enchanting the Earl – https://amzn.to/3reBrQl

Held Captive – https://amzn.to/2MQdpwM

Virtuous Intentions – https://amzn.to/318BYcj

Earl of Keyworth – https://amzn.to/3kag2WA

The Heiress and the Hellion – https://amzn.to/3fji5aM

Lorraine Heath begins an exciting new series with a breath-taking romance about a young woman who must marry a titled gentleman to obtain her inheritance and the unsuitable man she begins to fall madly in love with…

We had the pleasure of chatting with author Lorraine Heath about her new novel Scoundrel of My Heart, writing, book recommendations, and much more!

Source: Q&A: Lorraine Heath, Author of ‘Scoundrel of My Heart’ | The Nerd Daily