The covers featured here are from some of the authors on the British Romance Fiction Blog:
Happy Thanksgiving from members of the British Romance Fiction Group!
If you enjoy reading romantic fiction and you are looking for some Thanksgiving and Black Friday reading, please take a look in the comments section of this blog post.
Romance authors - please feel free to post in the comments section of this blog post. Please add the following: title, author and brief blurb of any romantic fiction so long as it is set in Britain, plus a single buy link, such as your web page. If any of your titles are under offer, please say so.
My book pictured above is An Ordinary Girl by Barbara Elsborg - set in London.
Ash is an ordinary girl, leading an ordinary life, but behind her smile she hides a secret so damning she’s sure no one could ever love her.
Noah is a war photographer who’s come back from Afghanistan with a secret so dark he can’t escape its smothering grip.
Their worlds collide in an explosion of fireworks so strong it singes not only them, but those around them.
My book, His Leading Lady, is set in London's West End theatre world.
Jess Harper's predictable life is turned upside down when she discovers that Lora, her twin sister, has disappeared. It's just a week before rehearsals are due to start for a new West End musical in which Lora has the lead role. Jess decides to pose as her sister in order to save Lora's career. This brings her into close contact with arrogrant theatre director Kyle Drummond. Attraction sparks between them but there's also evidence that he had been dating Lora. So is Jess simply a substitute - in real life as well as in the show? And what will happen when Lora eventually returns?
More information, including an excerpt and 'buy links' at my website http://paulamartinromances.webs.com
Hi everyone, my book is Dangerous Deceit, cover shown above. It's romantic intrigue set in Regency England of 1813.
Spirited Lydia Hetherington is uninterested in marriage, until her brother's friend, Lord Marcus Sheldon, rides into her life to unseat her from her horse and unsettle her heart. An undercover spy for the government, Sheldon is equally unsettled by Lydia. But spies, villains and a tangled web of deception bring danger, until a traitor is unmasked.
Complicated by a French spy, her best friend's unrequited love for Lydia's brother, James, and a traitorous villain, Lydia gradually finds her emotions stirred by Lord Sheldon. But what is his relationship with the beautiful Lady Smythe and his part in an old scandal?
Full buy details and links to reviews on: http://romygemmell.blogspot.com and http://ros-readingandwriting.blogspot.com
Hi and thanks for the invitation to introduce you to my novel, 'Turning the Tide', published by Choc Lit.
All’s fair in love and war? Depends on who’s making the rules.
Harry Watling has spent the past five years keeping her father’s boat yard afloat, despite its dying clientele. Now all she wants to do is enjoy the peace and quiet of her sleepy backwater.
So when property developer Matthew Corrigan wants to turn the boat yard into an upmarket housing complex for his exotic new restaurant, it’s like declaring war.
And the odds seem to be stacked in Matthew’s favour. He’s got the colourful locals on board, his hard-to-please girlfriend is warming to the idea and he has the means to force Harry’s hand. Meanwhile, Harry has to fight not just his plans but also her feelings for the man himself.
Then a family secret from the past creates heartbreak for Harry, and neither of them is prepared for what happens next ...
Turning the Tide is available from Amazon. This is the link to the Kindle edition http://www.amazon.com/Turning-The-Tide-ebook/dp/B003Y8XQOC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1322125461&sr=8-2
Happy browsing to everyone!! I hope you enjoy this blog, the reading suggestions and comments here and the covers.
To see my latest and forthcoming titles, including THE SNOW BRIDE, THE ENGLISH DAUGHTER and A CHRISTMAS SLEEPING BEAUTY, please see my website:
Best wishes, Lindsay Townsend
I have a brand-new, Regency-set romance out yesterday.
"The Vicar’s Virgin":
The Reverend Mr. Ridley needs a wife so he focuses his attentions on Georgina Arnott, a sensible, intelligent, yet attractive woman.
On their wedding night he’s relieved to discover she enjoys the pleasures of the bed, and, after a slow start, their evenings are full of passion and joy for both of them.
Unfortunately, when she takes an interest in his parish, it seems to involve filling his house with noisy people tramping muddy boots through the hallways, and filling his kitchen with dirty children.
He loves his wife. But can this marriage work?
Lovely idea, Lindsay, thanks so much for giving everyone an opportunity to talk about their latest romance.
I have an historical romance out next month. A Sprig of Broom was actually the first book I ever had published, it's now coming out as an e-book. Available from December at www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Details of my other work can be found at www.margaretblake.co.uk
Happy reading everyone.
Unveiling His Princess (from me) is up there but I also have an Irish-themed romance called Stone Cold Kiss . Here's a bit about it:
Who knew kissing a stone would thaw Kelsey’s heart?
Dangling over the parapet of a castle, Kelsey Donovan doubts her decisions as she battles with her fear of heights. How will kissing the Blarney Stone change her life? But as the arms of a sexy Irishman close around her, she begins to change her mind.
Can it lead to a lifetime?
When Seamus McKinley rescues a tourist gripping the Blarney Castle for dear life, he never expected her to grab hold of his heart just as tightly. But the question is: can he convince her to meet him halfway?
Buy it at http://bit.ly/StoneColdKiss.
I have two Regency comedy novellas pictured, GIFTS GONE ASTRAY and MISTLETOE EVERYWHERE. Both available at Amazon and other ebook vendors. More information and buy links at http://www.lindabanche.com
GIFTS GONE ASTRAY: A gift is a wonderful surprise. Or maybe not.
At the Earl of Langley's family gathering, everyone receives a gift, including the servants. Tutor Stephen Fairfax expects a small token, but the present from family member Mrs. Anne Copely, the widow who has caught his eye, is a dream come true.
Until he opens it. What a gift! How did that demure lady acquire such a book? And she wants to "study" the positions in it with him? If he accepts her offer, tempting as it is, he could lose his job.
Anne has no idea why Mr. Fairfax is in such a flutter. Her present is a simple book of illustrations. The subject interests them both, and she would like nothing better than to examine the book--and Mr. Fairfax--more closely.
Available at Amazon and other ebook vendors.
Amazon buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Gifts-Gone-Astray-ebook/dp/B0058V64XS/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315758229&sr=1-4
MISTLETOE EVERYWHERE: A man who sees mistletoe everywhere is mad--or in love.
Charles sees mistletoe. Not surprising, since he's spending Christmas at Mistletoe Manor. But why does no one else see it? And why does it always appear above Penelope, the despised lady who jilted him after their last meeting?
Penelope wants nothing to do with the faithless Charles, the man who cried off after she accepted his marriage proposal. But he still stirs her heart--and he stares at her all the time. Or rather, he stares at the empty ceiling over her head…What does he see?
According to folklore, mistletoe is the plant of peace. Can Penelope and Charles, so full of hurt and anger, heed the mistletoe's message and make peace?
Available at Amazon and other ebook vendors.
Amazon buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Mistletoe-Everywhere-Christmas-ebook/dp/B004AHKBQW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317401563&sr=1-1
Black Friday Special!
Tomorrow, Nov. 25, all digital titles, including mine, are 30% off at The Wild Rose Press. Use code e8f302ffef
My books are here:
Hi everyone! How about something short for this busy time of the year? Try a feel-good, love-regained contemporary tale!
'Greg was crazy ever to let Julia go. Will she give him another chance or leave again - this time forever?'
My short contemporary romance Edinburgh Fog 'packs more emotional punch and deeper characterization in its thirty two pages than most books do in three hundred,' according to one reviewer.
Read more reviews and get all the purchase info you'll need at my blog: http://janerichardsonhome.blogspot.com/ .
(Thanks for all your hard work with the covers, Lindsay!)
Hello! My novels are all set in the lovely city of York, medieval stone work, horse-drawn carriage rides and cobbled streets included. My latest novel, published by Choc Lit, is called Star Struck (available here: http://amzn.to/uPN1kB ).
Our memories define us – don’t they?
And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best friend and fiancé. It’s left scars, inside and out, which have destroyed her career and her confidence.
Skye hopes a trip to the wide dusty landscapes of Nevada – and a TV convention offering the chance to meet the actor she idolises – will help her heal. But she bumps into mysterious Sci-fi writer Jack Whitaker first. He’s a handsome contradiction – cool and intense, with a wild past.
Jack has enough problems already. He isn’t looking for a woman with self-esteem issues and a crush on one of his leading actors. Yet he’s drawn to Skye.
An instant rapport soon becomes intense attraction, but Jack fears they can’t have a future if Skye ever finds out about his past ...
Will their memories tear them apart, or can they build new ones together?
Thanks for this lovely display! My book is The Comet, set in 1066 Britain:
An ambitious young Norman knight, seriously wounded at the Battle of Hastings, is cared for by the niece of a Saxon thane. Although Rowena nurses Neel as a matter of “Christian duty,” she is horrified when he repays her kindness with marriage. She dares not refuse, but her land is invaded, her birthright stolen. How can she love an enemy--her husband?
LINK for PDF or Kindle: www.miriamnewman.com
Gosh, such a lot to choose from. I'll add in my "Hostage of the Heart" a sweet Mediaeval set on the English/Welsh borders in 1066.
With the northern militia raised to support the new English king, the Welsh borderlands are left dangerously unprotected. Leading a force of Welsh countrymen, Rhodri ap Hywel sweeps down the valley to reclaim stolen lands, taking the Saxon Lady Dena as his battle hostage.
But who is the more barbaric: a man who protects his people by the strength of his sword-arm, or Dena’s kinsfolk who swear fealty to a canon of falsehoods and refuse to pay her ransom? Betrayed as worthless, can she place her trust, and her life, in the hands of a warrior-knight shielding dark secrets of his own? And when his honeyed words become spite, where does she stand?
“…an exciting, nail-biting tale, full of high stakes and adventure…”
Thanks for inviting me across!
Wow, so many cool British titles.
My cover that's pictured is Beltaine's Song, the 2nd book in my Dark Goddess Trilogy.
A Greek vampire, Celtic kings, vengeful goddesses, an ancient faery curse…
All three books of my Dark Goddess trilogy are available in Print and Ebook. Set in dark age Scotland, I mixed history with a Samhain/Beltaine myth that revolves around an Irish clan and the goddesses Brigit and Cailleach.
I also have other titles set in ancient Britain and Roman Britain--Of Water and Dragons, Ravenwolf and White Rose of Avalon.
Best wished to everyone!
Lots of good books on here.
I thought some people might be interested in my book - it's contemporary romantic fiction for the more mature ladies. it's called 'Change of Life'and is set in Edinburgh and East Lothian.
It's a poignant mix of sadness, hope and love.
Wife to Tom and mother to four adolescent children, Rosie feels taken for granted as she juggles family life and her work as a teacher. She longs for a change.
When she hits a teenage boy with her car, her life veers into unpredictable and uncharted territory. The boy is Robbie - and Rosie discovers he is part of a terrible secret that Tom has kept from her for seventeen years. Then Rosie is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Rosie leaves home and begins the fight for her life. Meanwhile heart surgeon, Tom, learns what it means to be a husband and father. He struggles to keep his family together and strives to get his wife back.
UK buyers can get the Amazon link on http://annestormont.wordpress.com
US buyers http://amzn.com/B0041EAFOY for Kindle version $1.38 (also in paperback)
Thanks so much for coming up with this Lindsay!! So many books here that sound great......
Happy Thanksgiving! Or, to you Brits, Canadians, and others, Happy Last Weekend in November!
Yesterday didn't leave me much time to visit here, but what a marvelous collection of covers you've set out. I see some on my TBB list...
Most of my stories are set in the Age of Sail, in the far-flung British Empire. The Royal Navy series follows two young officers, William Marshall and David Archer, as they go from shipmates to lovers and face the challenges of a career where discovery would mean disgrace and death. Ransom is the first book in the series and since their lives go through some unexpected changes, it is better to read them in sequence. I've got an anthology of novellas and short stories, Sail Away, finally coming back into print in the spring. This will be a new edition, including some short pieces that have been freebies plus a few new pieces never published anywhere.
Follow the link below to see one of these stories, "Touch," where Will and Davy spend a brief shore leave doing the things they don't dare do aboard ship.
Notice: M/M, explicit!
A Cornish Christmas is now available from http://www.astraeapress.com A short and sweet novella without Santa, elves or cute kids but still guaranteed to leave you with a warm Christmassy feeling!
Adam wants Meg to be more than a friend but Meg has her reasons for not wanting to move their relationship on. It takes a stray dog, an emergency at sea and a touch of Christmas to show Meg her true feelings.
And here’s a taster!
The shop was full with people when Meg returned. She left her sandwich and her coat in the staff room and went to help her mother serve the customers. By the time the bell over the door sounded a farewell to the last customer, Meg’s stomach growled.
She hurried into the back room to retrieve her lunch, finally acknowledging the rumbles of complaint from her stomach.
She took a large bite from her brie and cranberry sandwich, chewed and swallowed. “Yum, this is heaven.”
“You know if you made your own sandwiches it would be a lot cheaper,” her mother tutted as she moved around the shop tidying as she went.
“I do make my own most days. Some days though it’s nice to have a treat.” Meg took another bite.
“Did you hear anything about the lifeboat call out?”
Meg licked a crumb of cheese from the corner of her mouth. “Yes, it was two kids in a homemade boat. I met Adam as I was walking back and he told me.”
Her mother paused as she straightened up a basket of shell jewellery. “I’m glad everyone was all right. I assume they were all safe?” she asked, clearly fishing for information.
Meg nodded as she swallowed another morsel of her lunch. “Yes, the kids have gone to the hospital, but they’re fine.”
“Good job Adam was on the boat then.”
“Mum, let’s not have this discussion now. You know how I feel about Adam being on the lifeboat crew.”
Val pursed her lips. “What happened to your dad can’t be undone, love. New Bay men have always gone to sea, that’s how it is. Adam does a vital job for the lifeboat. They need young strong men like him, and his medical know-how is a real bonus to the crew. If he hadn’t been on the boat when they pulled young Brad out of the water a few months back, he wouldn’t be here to tell the tale.”
Meg shivered. In her heart, she knew her mother was right. Brad had been surfing when he’d been caught in an undertow. Without the bravery of her friend Erin’s boyfriend Dan and Adam’s medical skill then Brad would have drowned.
“Dad went to sea because he was a fisherman. It was his living. Adam is deliberately putting himself in danger every time the boat goes out.” Her voice shook as she spoke.
Her father had been drowned when she’d been a teenager. His boat had been caught in a terrible storm a few miles from the safety of the harbour. She’d seen and felt first hand what losing someone you loved to the sea could do.
“And if it weren’t for men like Adam there’d be more folk lost. There’s danger everywhere, Meg. I could have lost your dad to a road accident or cancer.” The lines on her mother’s face softened, and she rested a gentle hand on Meg’s shoulder. “Think about it, Meg, and give Adam a chance.”
© Nell Dixon 2011
And why not try Making Waves or September Song also set in the same Cornish village of New Bay.
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