Posts Tagged Victorian
Title: The Potion
Author: R.G. Emanuelle
Genre: Romance, Victorian, Mystery
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Cover Designer: Jove Belle
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
A secret formula. A mysterious blue potion. A determined woman.
In the tradition of mad scientists, Vera Kennedy will stop at nothing to create the elixir that will give women the power to live according to their own desires.
But when Georgette Harris comes to her with a plea for
help in finding the key that could rescue her from destitution, Vera is pleasantly distracted. Together, they will unravel a mystery that includes ghostly elements and unscrupulous men.
R.G. Emanuelle is a native New Yorker, currently living in Brooklyn. She loves books, music, and traveling, and when she isn’t writing or dancing, she can be found in the kitchen cooking and drinking wine, not necessarily in that order. One of the best moments of her life was riding in a Formule 1 racecar at the Formule 1 driving school near the Bay of St. Tropez in France. Her philosophy about life came into sharp focus at the end of that ride: Once more around the track!
Earl of St. Seville (Wicked Regency Romance)(Wicked Earl’s Club)
by Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Victorian
99¢ at time of posting!
When a bluestocking spinster sets her mind to something…
Lady Patience Lane, daughter of the Earl of Desmond and legendary boxer Ivory Bess, grew up learning to fight, not how to mind her manners. She always expected she’d become a trainer like her mother, until injuries from the ring led to her mother’s untimely death. Now, she’s determined to save other families from the same heartache, by teaching others about the dangers of boxing. Nothing could bring her back to the world she left–until she meets a mysterious stranger who sets her pulse racing.
And a dark, dangerous lord interferes…
Sinclair Chambers, the Earl of St. Seville and known as “Sin” to his cohorts, inherited an insolvent estate. He has to make money, and fast, or his tenants will starve. The prize purses from the bareknuckle mills will go a long way to solving his problems, if he can win them. To be a success in the ring, he needs the best trainer, and Patience Lane is the best there is–all he has to do is convince her that he’ll only fight once.
They just might find their happily ever after in each other’s arms.
The more time Sin and Patience spend together, the closer they become. Soon, Sin’s thoughts are less about winning in the ring, and more about winning Patience’s heart. But can a relationship born out of wicked deception stand the test of time?
The Devil’s Grin
by Annelie Wendeberg
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Victorian/Vigilante Justice
FREE at time of Posting!
London 1889. A dead man is found floating in the city’s waterworks. Fearing an epidemic, the Metropolitan Police call upon bacteriologist Dr Anton Kronberg to examine the body. All signs point toward cholera having killed the man…but for faint marks around wrists and ankles.
Evidence for a crime is weak, and the police lose interest in the case. But Kronberg suspects that the dead man’s final days had been steeped in cruelty. Soon, a second victim is found, and Kronberg gets embroiled in a web of abduction, abuse, and murder.
But catching a killer and staying alive would be easier if the doctor didn’t have secrets of…her own.
Warning: medical procedures are depicted without apology.
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“Kathleen Kirkwood Collection #1: Romancing The Unexplained“
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Victorian
Release Date: September 8, 2012
SHADES OF THE PAST
A widowed Victorian Lady: Drawn to Royal Sherringham upon her employer’s death, Vanessa Wynters finds herself caught up in the secrets of its turbulent past and those of its darkly handsome lord . . .
A mysterious Viscount: Twice wed and twice widowed, Adrian Marrable is implicated in both his wives’ untimely deaths. Now the golden beauty captivates his interest and he desires that she never leave . . .
Royal Sherringham: The ancient seat of the viscounts Marrable. As the family gathers after years apart, its unseen residents stir, revealing past secrets, shade upon shocking shade . . .
A SLIP IN TIME
A Highland Chieftain: Recently freed from captivity in London Tower, Rae Mackinnon returns to the turbulent Highlands and claims his place as laird of Dunraven Castle. As he grapples with clan rivalries and divisiveness within his own family, he is confronted with a startling discovery — a beautiful woman from a distant future, delivered through the portals of Time and into his bed . . .
A Victorian Lady: Swept up in the summer social rounds, Julia Hargrove accompanies her aunt and cousins on an excursion to Scotland, to an ancient castle which has hosted no visitors for two decades — until now. Rumors abound of unusual occurrences at Dunraven Castle — occurrences that are centered in the bedchamber Julia now occupies, where a rugged Highland warrior materializes from the past . . .
Drawn irresistibly through the portals of Time: What mysteries does Dunraven hold? What secret opens the temporal door, allowing Julia and Rae to reach across the centuries to claim a few stolen moments and nurture a blossoming love? But how long can the rules of Time be broken before the door shuts forevermore?
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“Never and Always (Emerson Book 6)”
Author: Maureen Driscoll
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Holidays
Release Date: December 19, 2016
Return to the world of the Kellington and Emerson families in this Regency romance collection of three novellas.
Leticia Emerson, Violet Kellington and Anna Emerson have been friends most of their lives. Little did they know a visit from three Eton school boys would change everyone’s lives for the better.
Fifteen-year-old Lord Wesley Addington has just learned he has a half-sister, Lady Leticia Emerson. Over the next decade, Violet Kellington falls in love with the man who only sees her as his sister’s friend.
Lord Robert Carmichael has been all but abandoned by his family due to his pronounced limp, and he doesn’t want to pass on his affliction to a child. Though he is determined not to marry, Letty Emerson sees only the brave man who fought through the pain of his illness and the scorn of his family.
Scholarship student Mark Jones is torn between two worlds: the London stews he was born into and the peers who will never accept him. Anna Emerson, who has an English father and a Native American mother, knows she has found her soul’s mate.
The book contains three intersecting novellas, touching on love, loss and acceptance. It revisits the Kellington and Emerson families, more than a decade after their stories concluded. It is a love letter from the author to the two families which have meant so much to her.
There are, of course, graphic sexual scenes, but surprisingly not that many of them.
Danielle Fishel calls Maureen Driscoll her “most favorite author of all things naughty and delicious.”
Maureen is a television writer based in Los Angeles whose credits include MADtv, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Nickelodeon’s BrainSurge. She was also a former recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce. The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.
Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Her novel Dating George Clooney is a political satire inspired by those years.
She has written two Regency Romance series, one centered on the Kellington family and the other on the Emersons. She is launching a third in 2017 called the Jasmine Cottage series and has also written a time travel romance set in America in the 1920s called The Tycoon Murderer, to be released later this year. She can be found occasionally on Twitter at @MaureenDriscoll, slightly more frequently on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author and almost never on her blog at MaureenDriscollRomance.wordpress.com.
“Where Dreams Merge (Jasmine Cottage #2)”
Author: Maureen Driscoll
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Gothic
Release Date: July 20, 2017
The second book in the Jasmine Cottage Victorian Romance series follows Grace Moore as she matches wits with writer Carter Beckett, the Earl of Wainwright.
Grace Moore has avidly followed the career of Carter Beckett, who pens pieces for a London newspaper. Never shy to contradict him, she has sent him several letters about his work. What she didn’t expect was for the man himself to visit the country not far from where she lives, even more handsome in real life than his pen and ink picture in the paper.
Carter Beckett is restless. He is attempting to write a novel, but the words simply will not come. However, once he meets the lady who has been his most outspoken critic, he realizes he has finally found his muse. Once the two begin writing letters to each other through alter egos, love of the written word turns into the love of a lifetime.
WHERE DREAMS MERGE is the story of two people reaching beyond their day-to-day lives to find love. This book contains explicit language and graphic sexual scenes. If you don’t like sex with your books, this one isn’t for you, though the author hopes all readers end up with their soul’s mate.
Also in the Jasmine Cottage series:
First things first: a huge thank you to Jennifer Omner at ALLpublications.com for the book covers and designs. An equally huge thank you to Joanna DeGeneres at Joanna DeGeneres.com for the author photo.
Maureen Driscoll is an Emmy-nominated writer-producer in Los Angeles whose credits include “MADtv,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Nickelodeon’s “BrainSurge.” She was also a recipient of a Walt Disney Studios screenwriting fellowship, where she wrote a romantic comedy based on her rather painful divorce. The script didn’t make it to the big screen, but it did teach her a few things about happily ever after.
Before moving to Hollywood, Maureen spent nearly a decade working on Capitol Hill. Her novel DATING GEORGE CLOONEY is a political satire inspired by her time there.
WHERE DREAMS MERGE is the second book in the Jasmine Cottage series, set in early Victorian England. It follows two Regency series, one about the Kellington family and the other about the Emersons.
Maureen loves hearing from her readers on Facebook at Maureen Driscoll Author, Twitter, Goodreads, and MaureenDriscollRomance.Wordpress.com.
She is very, very appreciative of her readers and thanks people for taking the Kellingtons, the Emersons and the residents of Jasmine Cottage to heart.
Happy June 1st! The Historical Romance Month Giveaway here on Nesie’s Place ended last night and a winner has been chosen!
As the banner said, the books featured during May were a few of MY favorite things. So, today, I’m sharing my favorite things with a random winner.
If you commented on any historical romance spotlighted book post… you were entered!
The Prize? An ebook set of any historical romance series featured in May.
Option #1 – Nicola Davidson’s The London Lords and Fallen series
Option #2 – Lily Silver’s Reluctant Heroes Series
Option #3 – Maureen Driscoll’s The Kellingtons Series
Option #3A – Maureen Driscoll’s The Emersons Series
Option #4 Natasha Blackthorne’s Fashionably Impure, Intimate Secrets or Regency Risks
…and the winner is…
CONGRATULATIONS to brennanwrites! Books will be delivered to her ASAP!
My thanks to all the post commenters and to everyone who stops by Nesie’s Place!
Stay tuned – I have a lot of “favorite things” – who knows what I’ll do next?!