“Netflix has confirmed to Variety that Ashley has been cast in the second season of the hit Shondaland series “Bridgerton.” She will star opposite Jonathan Bailey’s Anthony Bridgerton as his romantic interest, Kate Sharma.”

Source: ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2: Simone Ashley Cast as Female Lead – Variety

Hold onto your bonnets ladies, Anthony Bridgerton’s story in The Viscount Who Loved Me is coming to screen next.

1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London’s most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in all truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better…                          –Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers,April 1814

Season 2 will focus on Anthony Bridgerton. Bridgerton has officially been renewed for a second season at Netflix, which will begin filming this spring. The historical romance saga, based on Julia Quinn’s popular series of novels, became an instant classic for the streamer when season 1 released in December of 2020. Now, fans can look forward to more romance, secrets, marriages and affairs coming soon.

Source: Bridgerton Renewed For Season 2, Filming Starts This Spring

“Quinn hopes the Netflix series might draw more attention to the genre.”  We can hope!

Julia Quinn, the Seattle-based author of dozens of bestselling historical romance novels (whose real name is Julie Pottinger), is on the phone, remembering the moment she learned that her series of books about the Bridgerton family in Regency London was headed to the screen.

Source: Seattle author’s ‘Bridgerton’ novels debut as Netflix series | Arts & Entertainment | lmtribune.com

NetGalley sent out an email (and put a notice on their home page) informing users that the e-galley service has been hacked on Monday, December 21, 2020. The hackers defaced the NetGalley. . . (continue reading)

Source: NetGalley Has Been Hacked | The Digital Reader

Authors and publishers pay a hefty fee to use NetGalley.  If you are not familiar with the website, readers can obtain advance copies of books.  It was originally launched in 2008, distributing galley proofs before release.  These books are posted by mainstream publishing houses and independent authors. Apparently the hackers accessed the backup file of the NetGalley database.  Not good news.

If you are a reader, author, or publisher, you will have received notification of the breach.

In conversation are historical romance authors Vivienne Lorret and Lorraine Heath, who have upcoming releases on September 29—My Kind of Earl and Beauty Tempts the Beast, both historical romances from AvonBooks. 

Read More at the Source: Authors In Conversation: Vivienne Lorret and Lorraine Heath | The Nerd Daily

Set to debut in 2020, ‘Bridgerton’ is based on a series of historical romance novels by bestselling author Julia Quinn.

Source: ‘Bridgerton’: Shonda Rhimes’ First Netflix Show – Spoilers | IndieWire

Once Upon A ChristmasAdam Rutledge, Viscount d’Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside. His grandmother, however, loves the holiday—and Adam loves his grandmother, so he’ll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her. But when their carriage wheel snaps, they’re forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he’s ever met . . .

Release Date December 5, 2017

Hachette Book Group

 

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Sir Warren Leverton has many secrets.
1- He’s a writer,

2- a spy in service to the crown,


3- a man in love with a woman who was only supposed to have been an assignment.
Wooing Sopherina into a marriage so he could get closer to her father had been easy but keeping his heart at a distance turned out to be more difficult. Knowing he couldn’t live without her, he plans to tell her the truth.But … before he could make his confessions, she died at the mission’s completion. 

Released November 27, 2017
ShermanBrooks Publishers