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Pleasure For Sale: Nine Historical Tales for Under $2

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 | PERMALINK

Cheaper by the Dozen, our weekly column that rounds up inexpensive e-book deals, will be available tomorrow. But today we've rounded up nine tales of historical pleasure that will surely steal your heart and are a steal ... each is e-available for only $1.99. Check out the following reads that will surely have you lusting for more! 

 

Guilty Pleasures by Laura Lee Guhrke 

Readers will love this award-winning tale that channels My Fair Lady. Anthony Courtland is determined to transform his employee Daphne Wade and in the process, perhaps they will find love.

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To Pleasure a Duke by Sara Bennett

Eugenie Belmont tells a teeny-tiny white lie about a fake fiancée. But when Sinclair, Duke of Somerton takes on the role for real, sparks really start to fly! 

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The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Ann Long

Madeline Greenway may have saved Colin Eversea from a hangman’s noose, but her motives are not pure. She needs his protection and his love.

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Author Anna Campbell Gambles With Her Character's Life

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 | PERMALINK

Described as being similar to Beauty and the Beast, but with a sexy twist, Anna Campbell's latest historical romp Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed is a Regency tale about Sidonie Forsyth, a young woman who risks it all and must spend seven nights in the bed of a cursed "monster" in order to save her sister. What got her into this mess? A gambling debt, which was quite common during the time period. Today the author shares a little bit about what she learned about gambling during the Regency era and how she weaves it into her latest story.


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Barbara Delinsky On Her New Reissue, Her Favorite Reads And What's Next

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 | PERMALINK

Writing heartwarming stories since the 1980s, Barbara Delinsky is an auto-buy author for many romance readers. This bestselling author has become well known for her mainstream fiction reads, but she is reissuing two of her classic romances, A Special Something and Heat Wave as a new book, Warm Hearts, which hits shelves today. We're eager to re-visit some of our favorite classic love stories, so today the author shares some details about the upcoming book and reveals some personal ties to the heroes and heroines of both stories. Plus, we get a special look at the author's current reading list as well as a sneak peek at what's to come!

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We are thrilled that you’re re-releasing 1987’s Heat Wave and 1984’s A Special Something as the new book Warm Hearts. Did you re-read the books before you agreed to re-publish them and were the stories the way you remembered writing them? 


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RT Exclusive: Stephanie Laurens Talks The Lady Risks All - With Giveaway

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 | PERMALINK

We're anxiously awaiting the release of Stephanie Laurens' The Lady Risks All, which hits shelves tomorrow. The story follows Miranda Collins as she seeks help from the mysterious Neville Roscoe as the two search for Miranda's missing brother. As a special treat for our readers, Laurens answers a few questions about her new heroine and what readers can expect from this fabulous new historical adventure. And make sure to check the end of the post for a special surprise from Laurens' publisher!

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Neither Roscoe nor the lady in question, Miranda, are the stereotypical Stephanie Laurens’ hero or heroine, yet this book still falls very much within the Stephanie Laurens’ World. How do you create characters that are different on the one hand, yet the same on the other?


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Pirate-Themed Love Stories Across The Genres

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 | PERMALINK

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us and our craze for these lawless men of the seas continues. We recently brought you stories of some of our favorite historical pirates, and today we’re presenting a whole new whale of a tale: Pirates across all genres! While they may not have patched eyes or wooden legs, these men (and women!) have their own characteristics that make them unique for pirates. Prepare to set sail wit' these amazin' stories 'o high adventure! Arghhhh....


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Big Names In Short Stories - Authors Writing Series And Full Length Romance

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 | PERMALINK

Many beloved authors get their start writing the shorter format series romances. Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich and Jennifer Crusie are just a few of the writers that first left their mark on readers’ hearts in bite-sized stories. But for some of these storytellers, even after they’ve found success writing longer, stand-alone books (which are also sometimes known as single title works) they keep coming back to their series romance roots. And who can blame them? These novels are quick, fun romps at affordable prices. Today we’re taking a look at a few of the authors who are writing in both format and often going above and beyond to create stories of both lengths that deserve to be on your keeper shelf!


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Wedding Customs From Across The Globe

BY Shawna Rice, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 | PERMALINK

Who knew that in Scotland, at one point, it was perfectly legal for a couple to declare themselves married, and then — bam! — actually be married just like that? Certainly not the heroine of Jackie Ivie’s A Perfect Knight for Love. After fleeing England and an unwanted marriage, Lady Amalie finds herself in Scotland … in an unwanted marriage. Although, to be fair, the man who claimed her as his wife did it for the lass’ own protection. Thayne MacGowan saw no other way to protect Lady Amalie other than to claim her as his — and by not refuting his claim, she lent it credence.

And it really was as simple as that, which you can’t say about most weddings these days. Even if one has never been to or planned a ceremony, WE tv, TLC and Lifetime all offer scary glimpses into the wedding-industrial complex with shows like Bridezillas, Say Yes to the Dress and My Fair Wedding. With all those in mind, I’ve always been the one to try to talk sense into my “tying the knot” friends.


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Pop Culture Supercouples - Who Made The List?

BY Shawna Rice, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 | PERMALINK

As a fan of the much-missed Gilmore Girls, I must have been among the target audience for ABC Family’s Bunheads. Stars Hollow reconfigured as the West Coast town of Paradise? A chance to hear some witty dialogue and see familiar faces, including the matriarch of GG, Kelly Bishop, playing the matriarch of Bunheads? It was like coming home.

Except for one thing. One major, jarring omission. One that had me scanning all ten episodes hopefully, like a sailor looking for sight of land after many weeks at sea. As much as it pains me to say it, there was no “Luke” in this so-called Paradise.

Sutton Foster, the actress who now plays the role-once-known-as Lorelai (minus the Rory), is Luke-less. And where’s the fun in that? I tuned in year after year, not only to take in the fabulous mother-and-daughter duo of Gilmore Girls, but to finally see the guy get the girl. It’s what I do. In fandom, I’m what they call a ‘shipper.’


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Turn Up The Heat With Our Favorite Firefighters In Romance

BY RT BOOK REVIEWS, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 | PERMALINK

If anyone deserves to find their own happily-ever-afters, it is the heroes who brave fires and put their lives on the line for others. We don’t even have to come up with reasons why firefighters are awesome. They just are. And every year around this time in September we take a moment to remember all the sacrifices they’ve made, and will make, to be our heroes.

And since we love to see heroes succeed at life and especially at love, we’ve rounded up some tales that show these amazing firefighters getting all that they deserve. Want to read some? Look no further than these great stories:

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ONE ALARM FIRE: A TOUCH OF FLAME


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Cover Chat: One Good Earl Deserves A Lover By Sarah MacLean

BY Whitney Sullivan, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 | PERMALINK

I am an absolute fiend for Sarah MacLean’s historical romances — and by that I mean, this she can not write quickly enough to satisfy me. MacLean has been crafting winning stories since her 2010 debut, complete with witty heroines, sizzling heroes and brilliant repartee. So getting the first look at MacLean’s next novel, Winter 2012’s Rules of Scoundrels book two, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, has me over the moon.

For those who haven’t tried a MacLean yet (I say, because if you read romance, you will try them) it should come as no surprise that these novels are “Gateway Romances,” in the words of RT’s Elissa. Also, “Hi, my name is Whitney and I am a pusher.” I have been known to say oh-so-innocently to absolute strangers, “Have you ever tried a Sarah MacLean?” As though I don’t know that they will be compelled by the gods of romance to read not one but all of this new author’s works. (If Sarah MacLean’s books were junk food, they’d be Pringles, “once you pop, you just can’t stop.”)


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