by Wilma Counts
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 10/17/2017
Well-bred, well-dressed, and well-read, Henrietta, Harriet, and Hero are best friends who have bonded over good books since their schooldays. Now these cultured ladies are ready to make their own happy endings—each in her own way . . .
Lady Henrietta Parker, daughter of the Earl of Blakemoor, has turned down many a suitor for fear that the ton’s bachelors are only interested in her wealth. But despite the warnings of her dearest friends, Harriet and Hero, she can’t resist the challenge rudely posed by her stepsister: transform an ordinary London dockworker into a society gentleman suitable for the “marriage mart.” Only after a handshake seals the deal does Retta fear she may have gone too far.
When Jake Bolton is swept from the grime of the seaport into the elegance of Blakemoor House, he appears every inch the rough, cockney working man who is to undergo Retta’s training in etiquette, wardrobe, and elocution. But Jake himself is a master of deception—with much more at stake than a drawing room wager. But will his clandestine mission take second place to his irresistible tutor, her intriguing proposal . . . and true love?
Before moving to Nevada in 1994, Wilma Counts taught high school English and social studies in Germany to dependents of American forces stationed there. She loved the kids,
but hated meaningless paperwork. She especially enjoyed her work with Advance Placement English, Model United Nations, and student exchanges with a Russian school.
Wilma grew up in Oregon, a product of the Leave It To Beaver era. She holds degrees in education and international relations. Having traveled widely, she is keenly interested in politics and international relations. She freely admits to being a C-SPAN junkie.
A member of the Romance Writers of America, she has written two Regency novels and a novella for Zebra. Willed to Wed is slated for publication in September, ’99, and My Lady Governess in February, ’00. Her current projects include another Regency and a novel set in the American West. She contributes a regular column on grammar and usage to the local RWA newsletter. Besides her interest in travel and writing, Wilma is an avid reader
and she loves to cook, garden, and gamble—not necessarily in that order.
by Lynne Connolly
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 8/22/2017
Scandal is his chosen path—until this infamous Shaw surrenders to love . . .
When Lady Charlotte Engles receives an offer of marriage from an eligible suitor, she’s finally ready to let go of her long-held hope that her engagement to Lord Valentinian Shaw will result in marriage. For despite the betrothal their families made between them, Val shows no interest in leaving his reckless life behind in favor of one with Charlotte. But when her plea to end their arrangement ends in a heated embrace, suddenly Val seems reluctant to let her go . . .
The last thing Val wants is a wife, despite how desirous his lovely bride-to-be has become. But when he discovers sweet Charlotte is planning to marry a dastardly man, he feels duty bound to keep her safe, even if that means making good on his marriage pledge. Then Charlotte is taken hostage by her dangerous suitor and suddenly Val is ready to risk everything for the woman who has won his heart . . .
Lynne Connolly was born in Leicester, England, and lived in her family’s cobbler’s shop with her parents and sister. She loves all periods of history, but her favorites are the Tudor and Georgian eras. She loves doing research and creating a credible story with people who lived in past ages. In addition to her Emperors of London series and The Shaws series, she writes several historical, contemporary and paranormal romance series.
LADY BE GOOD
by Heather Hiestand
Genre: Historical Romance
Pub Date: 9/5/2017
When exiled royalty and espionage combine, expect a romance as bold as the 1920s . . .
Olga Novikov is a princess without a throne. Her fiancé and her family slain in the revolution, she flees Russia and finds herself working as the head of housekeeping at London’s luxurious Grand Russe Hotel. It’s a far cry from the glamour of her former life, but she’s grateful for the job—until a guest forces her to question where her loyalty lies. The charming nobleman challenges her at every turn—and arouses dreams of romance she thought she’d abandoned forever . . .
Douglas “Glass” Childers is living a double life. On the surface, he’s the indolent Viscount Walling, but in truth he’s an intelligence agent searching for a Bolshevik weapons master. The coolly beautiful and headstrong housekeeper is a distraction he doesn’t need—unless she’s the key piece in the puzzle he must solve. Trusting her could be dangerous—but loving her is an undeniable temptation . . .
Heather Hiestand was born in Illinois but her family migrated west before she started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home, except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University of Washington. Her first published fiction was a mystery short story, but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance. Heather’s first published romance short story was set in the Victorian period and she continues to return, fascinated by the rapid changes of the nineteenth century. The author of many novels, novellas and short stories, she makes her home in a small town with her husband and son and supposedly works out of her tiny office, though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room.
Camelot Uncovered, #1
by Jane Godman
Genre: Historical Romance, Fantasy
Igraine is the most beautiful woman in the world and her destiny is to become
the mother of King Arthur. The daughter of a mysterious fae, every
man she meets desires her. Married to a man who dominates her body,
Igraine is in love with a man she has never met.
Uther Pendragon, the mighty King of Britain is said to be more god than
man. When the great sorcerer, Merlin, promises Uther he will marry
the beautiful woman who features in his erotic dreams, the
consequences threaten to tear his kingdom apart.
Jane Godman writes paranormal romance for Harlequin Nocturne, thrillers
for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and steamy historical romance for
Samhain Publishing. Her new paranormal series, The Arctic
Brotherhood, is coming from SMP Swerve in 2017.
Although I’ve lived all over the world and have traveled to lots of
interesting countries, the place I call home is the Wirral Peninsula
in North West England. It’s on the opposite side of the River
Mersey to Liverpool and the iconic ‘ferry ‘cross the Mersey’
I’ve always loved writing, and for as long as I’ve been able to I’ve put
pen to paper and told stories. As a teenager, I lived in South
Africa, and my best friend and I discovered the novels of Kathleen E
Woodiwiss when we were thirteen. We used to spend our evenings
writing books in the style of ‘The Wolf and the Dove’ and ‘The
Flame and the Flower’. When I had a big birthday (let’s just say it
had a zero at the end), my friend gave me the most amazing present.
She had kept one of the books I wrote when I was fourteen! It’s a
medieval romance, written in felt tip pen. It’s one of my most
I love reading, traveling and spending time with my family (especially
my new grandson).