The Warrior’s Queen by Cecelia Mecca

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A stolen kiss. A forced marriage. Can a Scottish chief and English lady learn to love each other?

The Warrior
After two rejected proposals, Graeme de Sowlis has no interest in marriage. The Scottish clan chief would much rather preserve his heart and focus on promoting peace along the increasingly contentious border. His best-laid plans change when he accepts an invitation to a May Day celebration at Kenshire Castle in England. When he’s caught in a stolen kiss with the May Day Queen, his integrity requires that he marry her.

The Queen
Gillian Bowman is so eager to please her father, she’s agreed to marry the ancient Earl of Covington to save the family manor. Though she has every intention of doing just that, curiosity drives her into the arms of a handsome Scottish chief. When they’re caught and forced to marry, she’s horrified. The Earl of Covington has the ability to ruin her family, and her new husband seems reluctant to open up to her outside of the bedroom. Can love bloom from such humble beginnings?

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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Loved by the Dark Lady by Allyson Jeleyne

Dark Destinations

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British journalist Howland Brandt finds himself stranded deep in the heart of Bohemia. Seeking shelter from the frigid, snowy night, he stumbles upon a secluded chateau where Countess Ludmila Riga offers him a bed. The price? A night of sin in her arms.

Married young to an elderly nobleman, Mila has never had control of her life or her body. What might seem a harmless game to Howland is a refreshing taste of freedom for her. She relishes having the Englishman at her mercy, but, before their romance comes to an end, Mila must accept that true love is a partnership.

This is a full length, stand-alone novel.
Romance Heat Level: Warm-Hot (4.5 out of 5)

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Love and Honor by Alexa Aston

Knights of Honor

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1385 A.D. – Knighted on the battlefield for extreme bravery, Edward de Montfort accepts an invitation to serve in King Richard’s guard at the royal court. When the king sends him on a covert mission to Canterbury, Edward hopes success will allow him to win his freedom so he can return home to a quieter life.

Lady Rosalyne Parry loses her parents when she is an infant and is raised by her uncle, an artist of some renown. Due to his failing health, Rosalyne takes over Templeton Parry’s commissions, painting in secret while permitting him to receive the credit since she believes no one would accept a woman as an artist.

Rosalyne meets Edward while he is disguised as a peasant working on Canterbury’s wall, and they fall deeply in love. When Edward reveals his true identity to Rosalyne, he convinces her to come to London—and step out from the shadows in order to become recognized as an artist in her own right.

Join Edward and Rosalyne as they navigate the political waters at court and find a deep, abiding love.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

Each book in the Knights of Honor series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.

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Book #1 Word of Honor
Book #2 Marked by Honor
Book #3 Code of Honor
Book #4 Journey to Honor
Book #5 Heart of Honor
Book #6 Bold in Honor
Book #7 Love and Honor

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Lady Charlotte by Vicki Hopkins

Ladies of Disgrace

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Lady Charlotte goes to great lengths to keep her scandalous reputation, feeling no remorse whatsoever for her unconventional social behavior. Cedric, her cousin, thinks she’s an embarrassment to their extended family and decides to embark on the impossible task of reformation. In doing so, he engages a man known for his untainted moral character and respectability among his peers. Albert Beckett eagerly accepts the quest to reform Charlotte, feeling it his moral duty. Charlotte, on the other hand, finds Albert to be a pompous aristocrat, who she spitefully decides to corrupt as he attempts to transform her character. As the two face off for battle, who will win the challenge? Will Charlotte reform her wayward ways? Will Albert fall prey to Charlotte’s trap? A delightful outcome awaits them both.

HEAT INDEX:  A few risque kiss and hugs but plenty of innuendos.

Lady Charlotte  (set in Victorian era) is the third in a series of books tagged Ladies of Disgrace - Every Era Has Its Fallen Women.  Lady Isabella (set in 1930's) and Lady Grace (set during WW1) are part of the series.

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The Mysterious Miss Flint by Adele Clee

Lost Ladies of London

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The earl’s goal was to find his missing sister. The last thing he expected to find was love.

Having spent two years abroad to avoid his father’s schemes to see him wed, Oliver Darby returns to England to claim his inheritance. As Earl of Stanton, and confirmed bachelor, he expects to settle into a comfortable life. But when he discovers his sister, Rose, is missing and has not been seen for six months, it’s evident his father is capable of manipulating events from beyond the grave.

When Nicole Flint accepted the role of paid companion to Lady Rose Darby, nothing was as it seemed. Whisked away from London to a haunted manor that once housed the insane, the two ladies are kept prisoner with no hope of reprieve. But when an opportunity arises for one of them to escape, Nicole knows she must be the one to stay. After all, her purpose for working has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with the need to hide from her controlling brother.

Thrown together in a wild adventure full of lies and deceit, guilt forces Oliver and Nicole to search for the lost Lady Rose. The overwhelming attraction that exists between them only complicates matters. He’s a man driven by passion and lust. She’s a lady looking for true love. But on their journey of discovery, both must learn that the two are inexplicably entwined.

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A Regency historical romance with an emphasis on mystery.
This novel contains some descriptive sex scenes.

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The Gentleman Spy by Sasha Cottman

The Duke of Strathmore

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Former spy William Saunders’ world is turned upside down the day he rescues missionary worker Hattie Wright from the deep blue waters off the coast of Gibraltar.

When circumstances compel them to share a cramped cabin on the boat trip back to London, desire and passion ignite between them.

Hattie sees the time with Will as a brief respite before she goes back to her mission among the poor and vulnerable in the slums of London.

Will, however, feels honor bound to offer her marriage and return her to the world of privilege she once knew.
Despite her heart’s desire to possess his love, Hattie is determined to continue her important work. She rejects his proposal.

But Hattie has made powerful enemies in the criminal gangs of the rookeries and there are those who would gladly see her dead.

When Hattie goes missing, Will is finally forced to face the truth of his past to save the woman he loves.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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The Duke’s Wayward Daughter by JL Lahey

Forever Interwinded

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WARNING:  EROTIC CONTENT

PRE-ORDER - MAY 1, 2018 RELEASE

As Ameliå, the Countess of Darkwater approaches her twenty-fourth birthday, she is finding it harder and harder to control her amorous cravings.

Once she arrives at her father’s castle, she is forced to deal with court intrigue, unwanted proposals, the threat of raiders from the North and her ladies-in-waiting numerous illicit liaisons.

Further complicating the matter, her father Duke Osgyth the Just, has recently hired a young mysterious eighteen-year-old man named Currán, that on sight causes Ameliå fantasies of unending carnal delight.

What everyone else has to deal with is the fact that Ameliå never stops until she receives what she wishes and she is no silly damsel that needs rescuing.

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The Kiss of a Viscount by Linda Rae Sande

The Daughters of the Aristocracy Book 1 (FREE)

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A kiss is just a kiss ... or is it?

Having just inherited his uncle’s viscountcy, George Bennett-Jones is encouraged by his mistress to find a bride, preferably the daughter of an aristocrat. Through a series of lessons, she instructs George on the finer points of meeting and courting a woman of the ton—and she has one in mind for him.

It’s love at first sight when George spies Lady Elizabeth Carlington dancing with the Earl of Trenton. But the auburn-haired beauty is quite sure the earl will offer for her hand, and she has every intention of accepting—even if his kiss is like that of her best friend’s dog!

When Elizabeth mentions the unfortunate kiss during the ball’s supper, George implies there is an art to kissing, innocently offering to replace her poor first impression with a proper kiss. Intrigued, and unaware that George is a viscount and a secret patron of her charity, Elizabeth accepts his offer at the next ball. George is more than happy to accommodate her. His kiss has the daughter of a marquess so stunned, so amazed and so aroused, she makes another rather unexpected request, one that gives George a chance against the blond-haired, blue-eyed Earl of Trenton .

Will the evening he has planned for Elizabeth convince her to accept his hand in marriage? Or simply leave her with a vivid memory of what she will be missing if she accepts the earl’s marriage proposal? The lessons of a mistress prove invaluable in The Kiss of a Viscount.

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A Valentine for August by Nicole Strycharz

The Maybrook Triology

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~*~ 1902-1912 ~*~

Abigail Everett and August Black have been sweethearts for years but when her politically ambitious, cruel father separates them their love takes the ultimate test...time.

After nine years of being forced apart, Abigail finds herself back in her hometown Maybrook, Pennsylvania to work as a nanny, where people, places, and things have changed. The place is in a political uproar with the Mayoral elections nearing again. Now the battle between progress and forward thinking is raging against tradition and old social values as the turn of the century continues to ensure an upheaval of the rules.

Change lurks everywhere, especially, for August, who is now an important part of the community. His newfound success is due to more than just hard work. It is also due to the many sacrifices he's made; including his own desires. Abigail finds he has come a long way from the boy she loved but the flame is not yet out.

Like it or not, he is also the only person that can help unlock the secrets of Abigail's parent's past. The only person that can help her find the answer to why her father abused her and despised her beloved mother so much. The dark and well-hidden mystery that her mother died with will soon be discovered but avoiding scandal and doing what is best for everyone is a constant obstacle.

Will August be able to remember his love for Abigail and the man he was before he is pressed to be the man everyone now expects him to be? Valentine's Day was once August and Abigail's most meaningful day and now it has come back around but will they still be one another's Valentine?

**The Maybrook Trilogy is better to be read in sequence.

Book One: A Valentine for August

Book Two: A Passion for Henrietta`

Book Three: A Song for Giselle  

Book Four: A Letter for Randal

HEAT INDEX: This book does contain some violence and mature sexual content best suited for ages 18 years and up.

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Rescued by an Earl by Rose Pearson

The Duke's Daughters

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Book 3 of Rose Pearson’s series of Standalone Regency Romance Stories, The Duke's Daughters.

Jacintha Seaworth is wise, complex and watchful. A beautiful woman, she nevertheless prefers to sit out from the dances, preferring to watch people and their interactions.

She really couldn’t have chosen a childhood friend more different from her than Henry Musgrave, brother to family friend Claudia, and quite a social ladies’ man.

Now that Jacintha is the next daughter in line to fulfill her father’s wishes of seeing all of his daughters married before his illness takes him, it’s time for her to grow up and actually evaluate her feelings for Henry.

It’s true that Alexander Slate, naval captain and Earl of Highbury, is a much more suitable match, but Jacintha will never be able to deny that there is something there inside of her for Henry. For all his shortcomings, maybe, just maybe, he could become a changed man.

If only the path to love for at least one of the Seaworth daughters could be free of doubt or worry.
Somehow, it doesn’t even look like sweet and kind hearted Jacintha will be spared a dramatic and harrowing road to love.

A story of unexpected love against all odds in the world of Regency era England. “Rescued by an Earl” is the third book of the Duke’s Daughters Series by Rose Pearson. Each book can be treated as its own standalone romance story, and cliffhanger endings are always strictly avoided.

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An Improper Situation by Sydney Jane Baily

The Defiant Hearts Series

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Boston High-Society Poses Obstacle to Love and Family in An Improper Situation, by Sydney Jane Baily

Boston lawyer Reed Malloy is on a mission–deliver two orphans to one Charlotte Sanborn of Spring City, Colorado. He's not prepared for Charlotte's refusal to raise her own kin, or for the fire her irresistible beauty ignites within him.

With her chestnut hair and striking green eyes, Charlotte could be the catch of Spring City. Instead, she lives in solitude and wears her independence like a suit of armor.

But as the children challenge Charlotte's vow to never again risk heartbreak, and memories of brief moments with Reed tantalize her nights, Charlotte's greatest fear is realized: a letter from her aunt demanding the return of the children.

Desperate to keep the children she's come to love, Charlotte endures the 2000 miles to Boston in search of Reed only to discover that Boston's glittering high society intends to keep them apart.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

THE DEFIANT HEARTS SERIES, in order
An Intriguing Proposition
An Improper Situation
An Irresistible Temptation
An Inescapable Attraction

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To Find a Viking Treasure by Gina Conkle

(Norse Series)

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Survival’s in his blood...

Rough-souled Brandr’s ready for a new life far from Uppsala, but he can’t stop thinking of a certain flame-haired thrall named Sestra who gets under his skin. Before he leaves for good, the Viking has one final task —Protect her at all costs.

Saving others is her purpose...

A slave since birth, Sestra's life has been filled with hardship...until she learns of a treasure hoard. With war coming, claiming the riches will save lives, but only one Viking can help her on this journey —Brandr, the fierce silver-eyed scout.

Chasing more than silver and gold...

Brandr and Sestra have shared taunts and barbs. Now they must share trust in what becomes a desperate bid to survive. Passions flare as secrets unfold, leading one to make a daring sacrifice that changes everything on their quest To Find a Viking Treasure…

HEAT INDEX: Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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"...Conkle's eloquent writing makes every scene shine."


The Queen of Paradise Valley by Cat Dubie

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Diana Rennie, daughter of a wealthy rancher, attempts to persuade mystery man Del Russell to leave his grievances behind and forgive her father for past mistakes. Her careful plan goes awry and results in a shotgun wedding and a prison sentence for Del.

Four years later, Del is back in her life with a vengeance—back for his rightful share of Diana's ranch, back to prove he isn't the criminal she thought he was, back to finish what the two of them started years ago in a passionate daze. And he isn’t going anywhere, no matter what beautiful, treacherous Diana does or says to try to get rid of him.

HEAT INDEX: Steam sex with a few descriptive words.

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Highland Christmas by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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As the snow begins to fall, a ghostly presence is haunting Castle Kintochlochie. Amidst the hosting of a wedding, and preparations for the festive season, a malevolent force stalks the ancient corridors. It soon appears that Lady Ophelia's life could be in danger. Meanwhile, her mother is determined to derail her daughter's love affair with the ruggedly handsome and wildly unsuitable estate manager, Hamish, and glamorous French coquette Felicité is set upon luring Hamish to the service of her bed.

A 1920s romantic comedy, with a mystery to solve.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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The Moral Compass by K. A. Servian

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Florence lives like a Princess attending dinner parties and balls away from the gritty reality, filth and poverty of Victorian London.

However, her world comes crashing around her when her father suffers a spectacular fall from grace. She must abandon her life of luxury, leave behind the man she loves and sail to the far side of the world where compromise and suffering beyond anything she can imagine await her.

When she is offered the opportunity to regain some of what she has lost, she takes it, but soon discovers that not everything is as it seems. The choice she has made has a high price attached and she must live with the heart-breaking consequences of her decision.

This novel is part one in the 'Shaking the Tree' series.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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The Spurned Viscountess by Shelley Munro

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Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind's only chance at an ordinary life is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn't expect love, only security and children of her own. Determined to go through with the wedding, she allows nothing she encounters at the gloomy Castle St. Clare to dissuade her.

Recently returned from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his family has arranged for him to marry—not when he's plotting to avenge the murder of his beloved Francesca. He has no intention of bedding Rosalind, not even to sire an heir.

Though spurned by her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for protection when she is plagued by mysterious accidents and haunted by terrifying visions. Forced to keep Rosalind close—and tempted into passionate kisses—Lucien soon finds himself in danger of falling in love with his own wife...

Refreshed version of SECOND SEDUCTION, newly revised by author.

90,000 words

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words

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Vikings: The Trouble with Ubbe’s Mother by Rachel Tsoumbakos

A historically accurate retelling of a Viking saga from the Gesta Danorum (Viking Secrets Book 4)

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Fans of the Viking sagas involving Ragnar Lodbrok will be familiar with his many wives, but what about the woman who bore his son, Ubbe?

Raised in the middle class of Viking society, Ragnar should never have been attracted to someone of such standing. However, against the odds, the pair find a way to be together.

'Vikings: The Trouble with Ubbe's Mother' is so much more than a history book though. Part One brings the whole story to life with a historically accurate novel. Part Two then examines the historical facts behind this Viking story.

The 'Viking Secrets' series explores the historical fact from present day fiction in regards to the Vikings and the extraordinary women who existed in the Viking era.

PLEASE NOTE: Each of the books in this series can be read as standalone books due to the nature of the sagas involved. Therefore, the book numbering indicates the order in which the stories were published and not the order in which they are required to be read.

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Imperial Warriors: Two Scorching Tales of the Roman Empire by Regina Kammer

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Ancient Warriors...
Muscles flexing under sun-burnished skin as thick arms wield swords, battle axes, or bow and arrow. Brawny, fierce, and intensely loyal to their cause, king, or god. Alpha heroes romanticized through the lens of history.

...of the Roman Empire
Legions marching under the banner of Rome for centuries, conquering the Mediterranean and beyond, from Britannia in the West to Anatolia in the East.

Imperial Warriors: Two Scorching Tales of the Roman Empire offers two sizzling tales of romance between warriors and the women who are inexorably drawn to them. Each story is set during a different time and place in the Roman Empire: Trajanic Rome and Byzantine Constantinople.

“The Promise of Memory” and “Protecting Her” by bestselling historical romance author and historian Regina Kammer, have been published separately before but are now available together for the first time. This mini-anthology includes bonus content from Kammer's Roman Imperial historical epic, Hadrian and Sabina: A Love Story, an excerpt from her Parthian historical romance short story “An Unexpected Discovery”, plus an introductory essay with bibliography.

The Promise of Memory
A servant in Rome's imperial palace finds freedom in fantasies of a knight in the imperial guard--a warrior who evokes memories of a long lost love.

Protecting Her
A Byzantine noblewoman seeking refuge in a monastery loses her heart to an invader when Constantinople is sacked by the Viking Rus.

HEAT INDEX:  Sex with graphic description short of erotica.

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Heroes & Thieves by Jane Reynolds

The Swashbuckling Romance Series

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He doesn't like her; she doesn't care. A Robin Hood pirate captain straight out of legends encounters a saucy barmaid with a dark secret from her past that threatens to ruin her present, and life for both of them will never be the same.

Belle has no intention to return to Port Royal and to a life she wanted to forget. She needs to get off Tortuga and start a new chapter in her life, not take a step back. People - including her family - thought she was dead, and she wants to keep it that way.

But Captain Donovan is her only way off the island, with the plan to pillage and plunder a wealthy tradesman's estate. He offers her a way off Tortuga in exchange for her services - he needs a woman to pose as his bride as a means to garner trust and ward off suspicion.

There's one snag in their plan, however - the wealthy tradesman is Belle's father.

If anyone finds out Donovan is THE Captain Aaron Donovan, bloodthirsty pirate and wanted for his multiple crimes against the Crown, he'll be hung on the gallows - a warning for all other pirate captains. If Belle is recognized, the last several years of trying to escape a haunting past will be for nothing. Whether they like it or not, they need each other or everything will be ruined.

HEAT INDEX:  Sex behind closed doors left for the imagination.

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The Scandalous Widow by Bree Verity

Revolution and Regency Book

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Adventure, intrigue and romance combine in this sparkling tale of espionage and rescue.

Young widow Lady Juliet Hampshire jumps at the chance to be involved in an espionage mission into France – she will do anything to avoid having to think about her dwindling finances and the necessity of catching a wealthy husband. It is just a shame that her traveling companion is to be the stuffy, snobby Lord Alistair Chisholm. But there is more to the wounded Lord Chisholm than Juliet can see.

Alistair has been chasing redemption for years, ever since he accidentally killed his older brother in a drunken brawl. Now the heir to his father’s Marquessate, he should be staying at home, finding a wife and siring children, but he can’t rest until he atones for his grievous sin. And as an experienced spy, he can’t understand why the untried, scandalous Lady Hampshire is involved in his mission.

Thrown together and required to work closely, they quickly realize their first impressions of each other are mistaken, and passion flares between them, with both of them assuring the other the liaison will cease when they return to London.
But when first one and then the other falls in love, can they overcome injury, familiar strangers, capture and the deepest of betrayal in order to claim their happily ever after?

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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Highland Pursuits by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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Refusing to marry her mother's choice of suitor, Lady Ophelia is banished to the Highlands of Scotland. In her ancestral home of Castle Kintochlochie, she soon finds herself attracted to the wildly unsuitable Hamish! A weekend party brings the arrival of a host of eccentric characters, including glamorous coquette Felicité, who has her own designs on the ruggedly attractive estate manager. Can Ophelia avoid the dangerous attentions of French aristocrat playboy, the Comte de Montefiore, and claim Hamish for her own, alongside her rightful place in managing Castle Kintochlochie?

A 1920s romance, with a dash of wicked humour, for fans of Rhys Bowen, Stella Gibbons and Nancy Mitford.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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Vikings: The Truth about Aslaug and Ragnar by Rachel Tsoumbakos

A historically accurate retelling of Aslaug and Ragnar's saga (Viking Secrets Book 3)

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Aslaug was one of Ragnar Lodbrok's wives and bore him many sons. However, prior to meeting him, she spent her childhood looked up in a harp. Then, when the harp owner was murdered, raised by a beastly pair who insisted Aslaug never wash in order to hide her beauty.

Once released from this life of miserable slavery, Aslaug went on to marry Ragnar Lodbrok, the famous Viking. She bore many children to him as well as help raise some of his other children. At times, her relationship with one of her stepchildren was considered questionable as she favoured him over even her own children.

'Vikings: The Truth About Aslaug and Ragnar' is so much more than a history book though. Part One brings the whole story to life with a historically accurate novel of their lives. Part Two then examines the historical facts behind this famous Viking couple.

The 'Viking Secrets' series explores the historical fact from present day fiction in regards to the Vikings and the extraordinary women who existed in the Viking era.

PLEASE NOTE: Each of the books in this series can be read as standalone books due to the nature of the sagas involved. Therefore, the book numbering indicates the order in which the stories were published and not the order in which they are required to be read.

HEAT INDEX: Sex behind closed doors left for the imagination.

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Conquests by Emily Murdoch

Hearts Rule Kingdoms

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England, 1069. The nation is still recovering from the Norman invasion three years earlier - and adjusting to life under its sometimes brutal new rulers. A young girl trembles in the shadows of what was once her home. Avis is homeless and penniless, and with no family left alive she is forced to become a ward of Richard, the Norman lord who has taken her home.

But when King William decrees that Norman lords must marry Anglo-Saxon women Avis must make a terrible choice. Either marry the repulsive Richard or else take a chance on another Norman, Melville, a man she has never met.

Soon she realizes that survival in a time of turmoil and war depends on putting aside the prejudices of the past.

Conquests is a brilliantly researched and involving historical drama that is perfect for fans of Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory.

HEAT INDEX:  Passionate Kissing

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For This Moment by Holly Bush

The Gentrys of Paradise Book 3

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1871 Born to privilege and duty, Olivia Gentry comes of age as women begin to find their social and political independence. The youngest child, and only daughter, of a successful Virginia family, she has been raised and educated to carry on the family horse breeding business with her brothers. Having been deceived in love as a young woman and unsure of her instincts, she is wary to commit to marriage, but she cannot deny her long-buried feelings for a family friend.

Jim Somerset has been in love with Olivia Gentry from the moment she gazed up at him as a young girl. A farrier by trade like his father before him, and Olivia's brother's closest friend, he is inexorably entwined with the Gentry family. He has watched her be courted by statesmen and considers her and her goals out of the reach of a common workman. Can he purge Olivia from his mind and his heart? Or has the moment come for him to reveal his passion for her?

Heat Index:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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My Restless Earl by Rose Pearson

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Introducing “My Restless Earl” - The Second Standalone story in the Duke’s Daughter’s Series 

Jessica Seaworth is the impulsive, playful and free-spirited daughter of the Duke. If she had her way, the free life she has lived at her father's country estate in Westbrook would be all she would ever know.

But with her father confessing he is not long for the world and declaring his wishes that he see his daughters all be wed, Jessica must reevaluate her future.

Now with Jessica's serious older sister Amelia wed, Jessica is left with the pressure to be next. She hates the thought of marriage though, and worse still is the man everyone seems to be pushing her towards.

George Eccles is the last man she wants to marry, and Jessica is determined to make him hate her. As usual though, fate makes other plans, and as hard as she tries, love creeps its way into both their hearts.

But a personality and military life like George’s easily serves in the making of enemies, and with Jessica in possession of a tempestuous mind herself, along with being the daughter of one of the wealthiest Dukes in England, there is little chance their union won’t be without more than the usual difficulties.

A story of unexpected love against all odds in the world of Regency-era England. “My Restless Earl” is the second book of the Duke’s Daughters Series by Rose Pearson. Each book can be treated as its own standalone romance story, and cliffhanger endings are always strictly avoided.

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Knights of Honor Series Box Set by Alexa Aston

Books 1-3

Book Cover: Knights of Honor Series Box Set by Alexa Aston
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Three full-length Medieval Romances from author Alexa Aston’s KNIGHTS OF HONOR series, including her bestselling English historical romance, WORD OF HONOR. Purchase this limited edition boxed set or read for free in KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Become swept away to the time of Edward III’s reign and the knights who served England, bound by their code of honor and chivalry. Romance will run deep as these men find lasting love with strong, passionate women. This limited edition bundle includes:

Word of Honor: A knight vanishes for years after his wedding night then returns without revealing where he has been. Can he recapture his wife’s love?

Marked by Honor: A knight rescues a noblewoman from a band of highwaymen, but her white lie to protect herself drives a wedge between them.

Code of Honor: A betrothed woman falls in love with a dashing knight while they deliver a foal less than a day before her wedding.

“Alexa Aston whisks readers away to another place and time.” – The Romance Reviews

Satisfying standalone reads with HEA and no cliffhangers. Get this collection before it’s gone!

Heat Index: Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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A Rogue for a Lady by Rose Pearson

The Duke's Daughters Book

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Amelia Seaworth, eldest daughter of the Duke of Westbrook, has always been the responsible one, always caring for her sisters and for their father since their mother passed away some years ago.

When her father confides in her that he is not altogether well and, therefore, wishes each of his daughters to marry very soon, Amelia responds with her usual gravitas, knowing she must be the first one to find herself a suitable husband.

Unfortunately, the one man Amelia finds herself drawn to, while dashingly handsome, is also arrogant and distant with a seemingly less than perfect reputation. However, no matter how hard she tries, she simply cannot stop her growing affections for Lord Northfell, even though he constantly confuses her. And somehow she cannot help the feeling that he is keeping something from her.

Love grows yet whispered secrets threaten to separate them. A scheming cousin, blackmail and family responsibilities push Amelia into a spiral of confusion and a sense of betrayal. When all is finally revealed, she must decide what to do with the man who holds her heart – and choose whether love can forget the sins and mistakes of the past.

Will Arthur and Amelia overcome their initial differences and reach out to help each other? Or will all their similarly-proud natures lead them to ruin? A story of conflict, courage and passion set in the ultra-sophisticated and unpredictable world of Regency London.

“A Rogue for a Lady” is a work of historical romance fiction. It is the first book of a series of standalone romances set in Regency era London involving the Duke of Seaworth’s daughters. Every book is a guaranteed HEA and there are no cliffhangers.

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The Brothers of the Aristocracy (Boxed Set) by Linda Rae Sande

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Three RONE Award nominees make up this set. THE LOVE OF A RAKE features two rakes, two horses, and two not-so-marriage-minded women who just need a bit of horse sense. When brothers trade places, one is bound to fall in love in the name of the other in THE CARESS OF A COMMANDER. An explorer searches for a missing duke and finds ancient artifacts, pirates, and his very own Aphrodite in THE EPIPHANY OF AN EXPLORER.

Heat Index:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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The Rose Beyond by Sharon Allen Gilder

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The year is 1897. Inevitability comes calling to the Washington, D. C. home of Sir Ian Hargrove, his wife, Elsbeth, and their daughter, Arielle, in this debut historical romance novel by Maryland writer, Sharon Allen Gilder. Life’s ambiguities and long-held secrets converge to embrace the power of the individual and test the resilience of relationships.

A long-buried indiscretion melded with misplaced devotions threatens the stability of the Hargrove family and tests the strength of their bond. One woman, Alexandra Whitaker, is hell-bent on sabotaging their foundation as the tumultuous mix of passion, obsession, love, and loss forge her resolve.

Discoveries from across the ocean led by shopkeeper and detective, Morgan Pennybacker accompanied by her assistant, Agnes Fielding, and parakeet, Peepers, portend to unhinge everything the family patriarch has worked so diligently to protect. The compassion and wisdom of a dowager confidante and her handsome nephew, William Clay, bring stability to the vicarious parameters established by death as one woman’s passing brings new hope, love, and transformation to the residents near and within Emma Willard’s estate, Chestnut Heights.

From Wales, to England, to the U.S. capital, The Rose Beyond is a fragrant reminder of the tenacity of the human spirit and the power of love.

Heat Index: Passionate Kissing

Sequel - Beyond the Rose - Available in Paperback - $17.99

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The Earl’s Entanglement by Cecelia Mecca

Border Series Book 5

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The Earl
Garrick Helmsley, an earl in both England and Scotland, returns from the Crusades to find his Scottish inheritance challenged by his uncle. Forced to secure his claim in Linkirk, he agrees to marry the daughter of a powerful border lord. But no sooner does he agree to the arrangement than he meets Lady Emma Waryn—the impulsive and irresistible sister-in-law of his old friend, the Countess of Kenshire. Before he knows it, he finds himself escorting Lady Emma to Scotland. The more time he spends with her, the more he wishes to end his betrothal, but the situation in Scotland only becomes more heated.

The Lady
Lady Emma loves her elder brothers, but their protectiveness frequently drives her to the brink of madness. The last thing she wants is more of the same in a husband, so she has pledged never to marry a powerful, domineering man. Yet the Earl of Clave is both of those things—and he immediately stirs her passion. Garrick might not be the husband she thought she needed, but she soon realizes he’s the only one she wants.

Garrick’s unwanted betrothal stands between them, but breaking it may well cause a war. Will love find a way to bring the earl and his lady together? The Earl's Entanglement is the fifth book in a historical romance series set in 13th century Northumbria along the Anglo-Scottish border. If you like strong female heroines, alpha male heroes, and sizzling romance, you'll love the fifth installment of the Border Series.

*The Earl's Entanglement can be read as a stand-alone novel.

The Border Series:

The Ward's Bride (Prequel Novella)
The Thief's Countess (Book 1)
The Lord's Bride (Book 2)
The Chief's Maiden (Book 3)
The Scot's Secret (Book 4)
The Earl's Entanglement (Book 5)

Heat Index:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words.

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An Inconceivable Deception by Sydney Jane Baily

The Defiant Hearts Series Book 4

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High-spirited Boston society girl Rose Malloy has given her heart to no one. One day, one glance, one man changes all that. Climbing the rigging of the ship he’s building, and looking like a dash-fire pirate, Finn Bennet spies the dark-haired beauty and pursues her.

Secretly wed yet abruptly losing the man of her dreams, Rose slips into private sorrow. That is, until British-born William Woodsom coaxes the light back into the sapphire blue eyes of the young woman who dazzled Boston’s elite before her inexplicable withdrawal three years earlier. He successfully captures her fragile heart.

When the past resurfaces, bringing intrigue and danger, Rose finds her world falling apart for the second time in her young life. Keeping secrets is no longer an amusing adventure. Can Rose prevent further heartache not only for herself but for the man she loves – or will her future be destroyed by an Inconceivable Deception?

Heat Index:  Once sex scene that is delicately, not graphically described.

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Bold in Honor by Alexa Aston

Knights of Honor

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Welcome to Book 6 in the bestselling KNIGHTS OF HONOR series!

1381 A.D. – As the Peasants’ Rebellion spreads throughout England, King Richard counts on Sir Ancel de Montfort to restore order in Kent and Essex. The king commands Ancel to secure Highfield, an estate near London, and houses royal troops there to defend the area.

Lady Margery Ormond flees Highfield as the uprising begins and members of her noble family are slaughtered. Sir Ancel rescues her in the midst of battle and returns Margery to her home, swearing to protect her. Margery loses her heart to the dashing knight and is thrilled when the king decides to reward Ancel by gifting him with Highfield and marriage to Margery.

But Margery’s stepbrother, Thurstan Vivers, escaped the peasants’ onslaught and arrives unexpectedly to claim his inheritance—and control of Margery’s fate. Can Ancel find a way to wed the woman he loves, despite Vivers’ plan to sell Margery to the highest bidder?

Join Ancel and Margery as they seek an answer that will allow them to unite in holy matrimony.

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Vikings: The Truth about Lagertha and Ragnar by Rachel Tsoumbakos

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A historically accurate retelling of the ninth book of the 'Gesta Danorum' (Viking Secrets) (Volume 1)

Lagertha was known to be one of the wives of the famous Viking, Ragnar Lodbrok. But did you know they first met each other at a brothel? And just how long did their marriage last? Was Lagertha really the revered shield maiden we see her as today? 'Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar' aims to unravel all these secrets.

'Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar' is so much more than a history book though.

In Part One their story is brought to life with a historically accurate retelling. Part Two then explores the historical facts surrounding this story.

'Vikings: The Truth About Lagertha And Ragnar' aims to discover just how much of what we know of the shield maiden, Lagertha, and the famous Ragnar Lodbrok in popular culture today is actually true.

The 'Viking Secrets' series explores the historical fact from present day fiction in regards to the Vikings and the extraordinary women who existed in the Viking era.

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The Den of Iniquity by Anabelle Bryant

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Welcome to the most notorious address in London…

Beneath the airs and graces of the Ton lies The Underworld – London’s most scandalous gambling hall.

The only thing darker and more debauched that the hall itself? The proprietor, Max Sinclair. As mysterious as the corners of the city he stalks, Max has vowed to take revenge against the men who murdered his mother. And The Underworld attracts London’s darkest characters – the perfect partners in crime.

But when Lady Vivienne Beaumont enters The Underworld, Max’s life becomes more dangerous than he ever thought possible.

Enter a world of lust, lawlessness and obsession with The Den of Iniquity, the first in Anabelle Bryant’s Bastards of London series.

HEAT INDEX:  Steamy sex with a few descriptive words

The Bastards of London series:

Book 1: The Den of Iniquity

Book 2: Into the Hall of Vice

Book 3: The Last Gamble

Book 4: Return to the House of Sin

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Lady Grace by Vicki Hopkins

A Ladies of Disgrace Series

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ISBN: 978-0997299588
Pages: 254
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As a young woman of twenty-one, Grace did not think it unusual to marry a man of forty. Although she wed a kind and respectful individual, something remained absent from their relationship. Before she could fully understand her growing despondency and restless emotions, England declared war on Germany. Like a jigsaw puzzle turned upside down, the pieces of Grace’s life scatter in different directions. When her husband leaves for France to fight for king and country, Grace is left behind to face years of loneliness, temptation, and loss. After the declaration of peace, the picture puzzle of her life is reassembled but paints a vastly different scene than it did before.

Second in a series of "Ladies of Disgrace" - Every Era Has Its Fallen Women

FREE On Amazon until Monday, February 19.

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5 Stars - "Ms. Hopkins has a very direct way of writing, the story is told without fanfare but with plenty of details. It's easy to fall into this story, to feel as though you are there, experiencing everything that happens, every emotion..."