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The Townsbridge’s Series by Sophie Barns

July 27, 2021 by in category Apples & Oranges by Marianne H. Donley, Rabt Book Tours tagged as , , ,
 

 

 

A Regency Romance Anthology

 

 

Release Date: July 27, 2021

 

 

 

 

Join the Townsbridge siblings as they risk scandal in the name of love.

As a bonus, find out how it all began in a special prequel featuring their parents.

 

 

 

If you love Regency romance, you’ll simply adore the Townsbridges…

 

 

 

Once Upon a Townsbridge Story

The time has come for George Townsbridge to marry. But how can he convince Margaret to give him a chance when he is rumored to be the exact sort of man she hopes to avoid?

 

 

When Love Leads to Scandal

When Charles Townsbridge meets a beguiling young woman in the park, he’s smitten. Unfortunately she’s his friend’s fiancée, so he knows she can never be his. Or can she?

 

 

Lady Abigail’s Perfect Match

James Townsbridge dislikes Lady Abigail, but circumstance forces the two into marriage. Now, as he gets to know her better, might he discover that his perception of her was wrong?

 

 

Falling for Mr. Townsbridge

When William Townsbridge returns from Portugal and meets his mother’s new cook, it’s just a matter of time before he loses his heart completely. But is a shared future possible?

 

 

A Duke for Miss Townsbridge

Sarah Townsbridge knows there’s something wrong with the duke next door, so she decides to save him. But is she prepared to fall for a man who has sworn off love forever?

 

 

An Unexpected Temptation

Athena Townsbridge ruined Robert Carlisle’s chance at marriage once. Will he keep holding a grudge when she tries to make amends, or will he start seeing her in a new light?

 

 

 

 

 


About the Author

 

 

 

Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she’s been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.

When she’s not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.

 

 

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Regency Mid-Summer Mischief

July 20, 2021 by in category Apples & Oranges by Marianne H. Donley, Rabt Book Tours tagged as , , , , ,
 
 

A Regency Romance Summer Anthology

 

 

Regency Romance, Historical Romance

 

 

Date Published: July 20, 2021

 

Publisher: Dreamstone Publishing

 

 

 

 

Seven stories of Regency heroines and heroes finding love in the face of obstructions: mayhem, malice, and mischief.

 

 

Varying heat levels, both in the text and during the English summertime.

 

 

Seven best-selling and award-winning authors team up to delight your summer holiday reading.

 

 

A Maiden for a Marquess by Arietta Richmond – Scandal, marriage, dark secrets – is love possible?

 

Saracen’s Gift by Janis Susan May – From heiress to prisoner – will love save her?

 

Seaside Summer by Victoria Hinshaw – A wounded warrior fights for love against the odds

 

The Jewel Thief and the Earl by Regina Jeffers – Each find more than a missing necklace.

 

Wildflowers and Wiles by Summer Hanford – Is impersonating a peer wrong if you’re family?

 

The Journey by Becca St. John – Batten down the hatches, hidden hearts on board!

 

Weekend at Baron E’s by Ebony Oaten – Newly wed to newly dead – don’t tell the in-laws!

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

 

Regina Jeffers, an award-winning author of historical cozy mysteries, Austenesque sequels and retellings, as well as Regency era romances, has worn many hats over her lifetime: daughter, student, military brat, wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, tax preparer, journalist, choreographer, Broadway dancer, theatre director, history buff, grant writer, media literacy consultant, and author. Living outside of Charlotte, NC, Jeffers writes novels that take the ordinary and adds a bit of mayhem, while mastering tension in her own life with a bit of gardening and the exuberance of her “grand joys.”

 

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Author Leslie V. Knowles debuts The Wolverton World of Regency Romance!!

April 2, 2021 by in category Jann says . . . tagged as , , ,

My husband and I met, married and raised our two children in Southern California where we still live. Our oldest is married and has three grown sons. The other is an aerospace engineer who made watching The Big Bang Theory seem oddly familiar. I started writing when a co-worker challenged me to write my own book after I complained about a disappointing story. At the urging of friends and critique partners, I entered the Golden Heart Contest for Unpublished Writers, and Silent Song was one of six finalists in the short contemporary category. It eventually sold to Kensington Publishing. Between my day job as a high school teacher and family obligations, writing was put on hold for several years. Once I retired, however, characters and story ideas began dancing in my head again, but now they danced to Regency music. The Wolverton World is the result of letting them dance onto the manuscript page.

Jann: Tell us about your road to publication?

Leslie: My road trip was long, winding, and a bit rocky at times. My first book (a contemporary), Silent Song, took 10 years from first concept until Kate Duffy bought it for Meteor Publishing, then for Kensington when Meteor was sold off. By that time, my day job and growing family obligations pretty much took over and I set aside my writing for several years. When I retired, I had time to immerse myself in reading for pleasure, and it wasn’t long before the “what if” ideas started popping up again. I rejoined RWA to get caught up on the changes in the market and started writing once more. I completed Scandalizing the Duke and Chasing Scandal before I started submitting to the traditional houses. The long waits between submission and check-backs, the almost-but-not-quite editor nibbles from contest entries and the black hole of Covid lockdowns finally made me decide that I didn’t want to wait another 10 years to see my book in print. I researched all the “new” stuff and asked lots of questions, then uploaded Scandalizing the Duke through Draft2Digital and set my release date. I’m still learning, but I’m back on track.

Jann: What motivated you to write Regency romance?

Leslie: I decided to focus on historical in general, and Regency in particular, for their unlimited shelf life for readers. Contemporary stories quickly lose their freshness which can limit their appeal to new readers. Readers of historically set stories embrace the time warp instead of being distracted by it. I also write what I like to read, and I love historical fiction.

Jann: Historical romance readers look for accuracy from the author. What are your favorite sources for research and how much time did you spend on research? Do you research before, while you write a first draft or after?

Leslie: I tend to research as needed while I write. I usually begin with overview information off the internet for key events for the time period when the story will be set. I use historical study sites like universities and English history sites that I come across, then cross check for accuracy. I look for events that might impact my characters or move the story in a particular direction. I’m also a member of Regency Fiction Writers and we share a lot of links and sources, so I can often verify information that way. One of our members (Kristine Hughs) has recently completed an exhaustive research book on Waterloo in which she has read reams of primary source letters and dispatches, etc. to include. I know I’ll be able to rely on the accuracy of that book for both facts and flavor of the time period. My third book, Scandal’s Choice has an amputee hero, and I read the biography of Lord Oxley as well as researched recovery times, the history of prosthesis, and interviewed a man about the actual sensations of using and wearing one. Every story has a different research component, so I use whatever seems appropriate at the time.

Jann: Where did the idea come from for this series? Did you think of character, plot or theme first?

Leslie: I always think of people first. My first concept for the series was a what if–what if a widower returned to London with three daughters to launch and one was a bluestocking, one was a rescuer, and the third an intuitive, and what if the mother of one of his suitor’s mother caught his attention?

Once the writing/plotting began the bluestocking, Elizabeth, became a woodworker and enters a marriage of convenience, the rescuer became Charlotte in Scandalizing the Duke, and the intuitive has yet to emerge from the schoolroom. The widower papa doesn’t show until Scandal’s choice (Elizabeth’s story) and he has remarried when he does.  First concepts never make it past research and revisions. 

Jann: How long did it take you to write Book One?

Leslie: About 6 or 9 months initially. I think of book like babies: 3 months of trying, 9 months to delivery.

Jann: Book One, Scandalizing the Duke, from your new series The Wolverton World, debuted in February of this year. How did it feel?

Leslie: Fabulous, exciting, and scary.

Jann: Tell us about your main characters, Lucien, Duke of Wolverton and Charlotte Longborough. What major conflicts did you set for Lucien and Charlotte to work through on the way to their HEA?

Jann: Charlotte is a compulsive rescuer whose determination to rescue her former neighbor’s wife from his abuse will surely spell disaster and scandal if she is caught.

Lucien is determined to see that scandal never again attaches itself to him, or anyone under his roof.

Charlotte can’t achieve her goal without help, and Lucien can’t take the chance that she’ll act on her own.

Jann: I see you have Book Two, Chasing Scandal and Book Three, Scandal’s Choice, set to publish soon. Can you share what these two books are about? Will you have more books for this series?

Leslie: Book 2, Chasing Scandal, is about Lucien’s illegitimate brother Tristan who is an agent of the Crown. His mission to uncover a traitor is complicated by an abducted child and the woman who believes he is the kidnapper. To protect the child, the two of them must work together though their journey leads to unexpected discoveries and rewards.

Book 3, Scandal’s Choice is Charlotte’s sister Elizabeth’s story.

Known among the ton as the odd sister, Elizabeth has decided two failed Seasons are as much as she can tolerate. But her plan to return home and run her father’s household is shattered when he remarries, and an unfortunate incident at a local assembly limits her prospects even more.

Faced with war injuries that resulted in amputation, Major Warleigh hates the idea of being dependent on anyone, especially his brother and sister-in-law. Their overwrought sympathy and plans for his invalid care make him shudder. Neither of them like the prospect of returning home, nor do they have many choices in the matter. What began as a flippant remark grows into a genuine proposal for marriage of convenience. They discover loyalty, honor, and love are more than ideas, and marriage is more than spoken vows when a woman claiming to be his fiancé arrives, unannounced, at their door.

One on my beta readers asked for Anne’s story (Lucien’s sister), and I had originally planned on her book being book 2, but I realized I didn’t know her fears and secrets yet. Her personality is a lot like the heroine in my current work in progress, but her background and goals don’t fit, so she’ll have to wait.

I do want to do a book for the Duke of Everham (I affectionately call him the doggie-duke). There is a good reason he prefers dogs to people.

Jann: What do you hope readers will take away from this series?

Leslie: Satisfaction. I want the reader to like the people in the stories and root for their journey to happily ever after. I don’t begin with theme as my goal, but certain ones tend to show up. Family is always a part of my stories since the support or absence of family impacts how we deal with life and the goals we form for ourselves.

Jann: You also have a new series, Hazardous House Parties, coming out in the future. What can you share with us today about the series?

Leslie: Several guests at Lady Kirkwood’s birthday house party deal with accidents a bit more frequently than normal. The first book is currently titled Braxton’s Vow and is a second chance trope that evolved from friends to enemies to lovers.  

Jann: In your books, who is your favorite character and why?

 Leslie: My favorite character is the one I am developing at any given time. Charlotte was eager and hopeful, Julia was braver than she realized, Elizabeth is a creative who cannot deny her drive. In Braxton’s Vow, Arabella is clever, inquisitive, and daring.

Jann: What’s your all-time favorite book?

 Leslie: Only one?? How does anyone pick just one? I’ve read Pride and Prejudice every other year since I was in the 4th grade, so I guess that’s it, but I cherish so many stories and the authors who’ve written them. It is like asking who’s your favorite child. Always for different reasons, but always equally.

Jann: Where can we get your books?

Leslie: You should be able to get my books at all the major vendors by typing in the title of the book. This lets you select the vendor you prefer to make your ebook preference. The paperback should be able to be ordered from any of the vendors.  (Editor’s note: see below for buy links.)

 

Jann: Congratulations Leslie on The Wolverton World!! It’s been a real pleasure talking with you today. Take care and stay healthy!!



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Alina K. Field October Featured Author

October 29, 2020 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , ,

Alina K. Field

October Featured Author


Award winning author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.

She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!

Visit Alina

In addition to Quarter Days, Alina’s quarterly column’s on A Slice of Orange, you can visit her at:


Books by Alina K. Field

ADVENGING THE EARL’S LADY

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ADVENGING THE EARL’S LADY

A LEAP INTO LOVE

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A LEAP INTO LOVE
FATED HEARTS: A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play

HAUNTING MISS FENWICK

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HAUNTING MISS FENWICK

LILIANA’S LETTER

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LILIANA’S LETTER

MARRYING MR. GIBSON

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MARRYING MR. GIBSON
MISTLETOE & MAYHEM: A REGENCY HOLIDAY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY

ROMANCING THE PAGES

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ROMANCING THE PAGES

ROSALYN’S RING

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ROSALYN’S RING

THE ROGUE’S LAST SCANDAL

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THE ROGUE’S LAST SCANDAL

STORM & SHELTER

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STORM & SHELTER

THE VISCOUNT’S SEDUCTION

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THE VISCOUNT’S SEDUCTION

THE COUNTERFEIT LADY

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THE COUNTERFEIT LADY

THE GHOST OF DEPFORD HALL

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THE GHOST OF DEPFORD HALL

THE MARQUESS AND THE MIDWIFE

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THE MARQUESS AND THE MIDWIFE
WINTER WISHES: A REGENCY HOLIDAY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY

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Alina K. Field October Featured Author

October 21, 2020 by in category Featured Author of the Month tagged as , ,

Alina K. Field

October Featured Author


Award winning author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.

She is the author of several Regency romances, including the 2014 Book Buyer’s Best winner, Rosalyn’s Ring. She is hard at work on her next series of Regency romances, but loves to hear from readers!

Visit Alina

In addition to Quarter Days, Alina’s quarterly column’s on A Slice of Orange, you can visit her at:


Books by Alina K. Field

ADVENGING THE EARL’S LADY

Buy now!
ADVENGING THE EARL’S LADY

A LEAP INTO LOVE

Buy now!
A LEAP INTO LOVE
FATED HEARTS: A Love After All Retelling of the Scottish Play

HAUNTING MISS FENWICK

Buy now!
HAUNTING MISS FENWICK

LILIANA’S LETTER

Buy now!
LILIANA’S LETTER

MARRYING MR. GIBSON

Buy now!
MARRYING MR. GIBSON
MISTLETOE & MAYHEM: A REGENCY HOLIDAY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY

ROMANCING THE PAGES

Buy now!
ROMANCING THE PAGES

ROSALYN’S RING

Buy now!
ROSALYN’S RING

THE ROGUE’S LAST SCANDAL

Buy now!
THE ROGUE’S LAST SCANDAL

STORM & SHELTER

Buy now!
STORM & SHELTER

THE VISCOUNT’S SEDUCTION

Buy now!
THE VISCOUNT’S SEDUCTION

THE COUNTERFEIT LADY

Buy now!
THE COUNTERFEIT LADY

THE GHOST OF DEPFORD HALL

Buy now!
THE GHOST OF DEPFORD HALL

THE MARQUESS AND THE MIDWIFE

Buy now!
THE MARQUESS AND THE MIDWIFE
WINTER WISHES: A REGENCY HOLIDAY ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY

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