A Historical Romance Collection
The New Romance Café
Hold on to your fans and get ready for the duchesses to clutch their pearls – the social season may have ended but the summer season is just getting started and it will be a scorcher!
Summer Pleasures, the latest Historical Romance anthology for charity from the authors at The New Romance Café, is heating up your Kindle from August, with a limited time romance collection.
All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Available in KU
A Summer Quest (Regency) – Caro Kinkead
Sophia Marcus knows who she wants to marry. Problem is, he’s not the man her father has in mind. Her father believes the sizeable estate his daughter will inherit warrants a title, and he’s invited a candidate to Wyldfell Priory for the Summer Market Fair.
Philip Harrington wants to marry Sophia. Problem is, six months ago his brother scandalized Little Chipping and the family has been under a cloud ever since. They’re on the verge of being accepted by society once more, but it is clear Sophia’s father has his sights set elsewhere.
Counting on Philip’s ability to produce the finest hog at the Summer Market, Philip and Sophia hatch a plan to rid her of an unwanted suitor and raise his standing in her father’s eyes. But the suitor is not without his own allies, and another scandal could be looming on the horizon.
Four House Parties and a Mystery (Regency) – Alexa Santi
When her aunt drags her to four summer house parties in quick succession, Grace Rawson doesn’t expect to be drawn into a dangerous game with a perilously attractive thief. After her aunt’s safety is threatened, Grace must determine which of the players is hiding a darker purpose.
When Lillian and Graham cross paths, they discover the spark between them is as hot as ever. The fair is in full swing, a rival photographer is making mischief, and high-flying adventure awaits. But none of it can quash the passion between them, or prevent their yearning for a second chance at love.
Forget Me Not (Regency) – Sadie Bosque
Christopher was determined to move up in rank and escape the suffocating shackles of a commoner’s life. Linda was just looking for an adventure. However, their brief meeting uproots their life in a way neither of them expected. As their dreams shatter, there is only one thing that can help them come back to the carefree people they were once – love.
A Midsummer Night’s Kiss (Regency) – Lara Temple
Three midsummer kisses in exchange for her sister’s freedom…
War-widow Lily knew gaining her sister’s release from her betrothal to the Earl of Carrington would come at a price. She hadn’t expected it to be a price she’d be more than willing to pay…
‘So, Lily Walsh. What will you offer in exchange for your sister’s freedom?’
‘What do you want, Lord Carrington?’
‘A balm for my bruised pride. You could try kissing it better.’
Her jaw slackened.
‘Three kisses…’ He ignored her shocked expression, his voice sinking lower and lower. ‘Three hot, midsummer madness kisses culminating on midsummer’s day when spirits abound, wreaking havoc on mortals. Anything might happen…’
Midnight Intrigues (Regency) – Courtney A.K. Shinn
Charlotte, Dowager Duchess of Suffolk has always been trapped by duty and expectations. Her son demanding they attend a house party thrown by her late husband’s former mistress to find answers for her husband’s mysterious death is no different. However, as things take an increasingly dark turn, with rumors of a secret society hell-bent on revenge, Charlotte begins to open her heart to Elizabeth, the companion who supported her in the months since her husband’s death. But the feelings she feels are not merely platonic. Will she break free of the shackles of society and embrace true love? And who will be the next victim?
My Heiress, ’Tis of Thee (Gilded Age) – Catherine Stein
Three months have passed since magazine owner Graham Ward received a letter from the love of his life, telling him everything was over. Desperate to take his mind off his heartbreak, he travels to St. Louis for the 1904 World’s Fair, only to discover he’s not the only one intent on getting away.
Knickerbocker heiress Lillian Belmont can’t understand why Graham never responded to her coded message asking him to elope. To ease her aching heart, she’s thrown herself into her photography, hoping to sell her World’s Fair images and make a name for herself.
The Honourable Mr Gresham Asks a Question (1940s) – Shanti James
Discharged from the Royal Navy, Max Gresham now works in India as a maharaja’s Private Secretary. For months, he’s denied his feelings for his colleague, Diana. She’s wary of men and he won’t jeopardise their friendship by overstepping her strict boundaries.
Diana Kingsley, Private Secretary to the maharani, paid a bitter price for trusting her heart. Max makes her believe kind, honourable men still exist, but she’s an Anglo-Indian engineer’s daughter and he’s an earl’s son. Though she’s deeply in love with him, friends are all they can ever be.
When Max risks asking for more, Diana retreats, convinced he only wants one thing. From now on, it’s strictly business. But then their royal employers play matchmaker, forcing Max and Diana to spend time together.
On a steaming Calcutta day, a ludicrous list and an old scandal may be just what this dithering couple needs to prove they’re made for each other.
Lara Temple writes strong, sexy regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion.
When she was fifteen Lara found a very grubby copy of Georgette Heyer’s Faro’s Daughter in an equally grubby book store. Several blissful hours later she emerged, blinking, into the light of day completely in love with Regency Romance. This love remained one-sided as she progressed through various fascinating but completely unrelated careers in finance and high tech until she finally went back to her first love.
Lara lives with her husband and two children who are very good about her taking over the kitchen table for her writing (so she can look out over the garden and dream). She loves to travel (especially to places steeped in history) and hike and read as many books as possible (which just about sums up her dream vacation).
She recently went back to look for that grubby crowded little bookstore but couldn’t quite remember around what corner it was…hopefully it is still there and another girl is in the corner by the window, reading and dreaming…
Award-winning author Catherine Stein believes that everyone deserves love and that Happily Ever After has the power to help, to heal, and to comfort. She writes sassy, sexy romance set during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Her books are full of action, adventure, magic, and fantastic technologies.
Catherine lives in Michigan with her husband and three rambunctious kids. She loves steampunk and Oxford commas, and can often be found dressed in Renaissance Festival clothing, drinking copious amounts of tea.
You can find Catherine on social media @catsteinbooks or visit her website at www.catsteinbooks.com to learn about all her books and sign up for her VIP newsletter.
Sadie Bosque is a shy and sheltered young woman from the outskirts of the World. Being a loner, she was immersed in the fictional worlds of books since she knew how to read. In her thirties, with the Pandemic changing the rules of the World she picked up a pen, or rather a laptop, and started crafting stories in the Historical Romance World.
Check out more of her work, or sign-up to her newsletter here: www.sadiebosque.com.
As a child, Caro Kinkead was told Dr. Seuss’ job was “writing books,” and decided that was her goal, along with being a ballerina and archeologist. A fear of snakes signaled the end of her ambition to find the next Tutankhamun’s tomb, the dancing didn’t pan out, but the love of writing remained, allowing her to enjoy those careers and more in her imagination.
Caro grew up in a family of readers, developing a love of science fiction and fantasy, along with old movies and costuming. These days, she and her husband share a home in the Los Angeles area with their cats, a sizable book collection, and more yarn than she’s willing to admit. You can find her on Instagram as @CaroKinkead, and join her newsletter at http://CaroKinkead.com , where subscribers receive a free short story, which tells the tale of the scandal the Harringtons are trying to live down, as well as an exclusive on-going serial.
Alexa Santi has been fascinated by the Regency Era since the pre-internet days when she had to check paper books out from the library. She lives in Los Angeles with her sexy librarian husband and their cats. She occasionally blogs at her website, https://www.alexasanti.com.
Courtney AK Shinn
Courtney A.K. Shinn has loved reading since her grandmother read to her from a young age. She lives in Honolulu, HI with her family, including three rambunctious French Bulldogs.
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Shanti James grew up in Kolkata immersed in stories of gods, goddesses, elephant-riding princes, and bejewelled princesses. The child of an Indian father and an English mother, she embraced the best of both sides of her rich heritage.
She now lives in England, where she translates her passion for art, history, mythology, and travel, into writing romances with all the ‘feels’. She loves honourable heroes with undiscovered depths, and smart, dauntless heroines who can save themselves. This is her first foray into historical romance and she is currently penning the story of Viraj, Maharaja of Kuch, and his arranged marriage to Tara, the unconventional princess who upends his life.
When not clicking away on her laptop, Shanti runs mum’s taxi service and the bank of mum. In other words, she has kids. Coffee, gin, and good friends keep her sane.