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Definition of "Historical Romance Genre": This is a very popular subgenre in the massive Romance category. As with other subgenres of the Romance category, these books typically include the common elements of a romance ebook. So, the love and relationship between two people is central to the story, they have to overcome sometimes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fall in love, but they do end up in love at the end of the stories. Authors in the historical romance subgenre have another task in their writing, however, in that they need to set their stories not in contemporary times, but in times that typically are over a century in the past. Thus, if you appreciate history and the details specific to other times in our world as well as a love story this is a fantastic subgenre for you.
Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Historical Romance genre are Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Petra Durst-Benning (The Glassblower), Tracy Brogan (Highland Surrender), and Danielle Steele (Pegasus).
Lady Marie O’Shea lives life by her own rules…
But her days of running free end when her brother, Lord Fergus O’Shea, returns from England, intent on marrying his sisters off to keep them from being the scourge of the county. And when Marie lands herself in a scandalous amount of trouble, she ends up as the first sister doomed to whatever marriage of convenience her brother can arrange.
Bad boy Christian Darrow is having too much fun to be tied down…
And as the younger son of an earl, he isn’t expected to amount to much. Which is why playing pranks and getting into trouble with Marie the moment they meet is his idea of a good time. Sparks fly between him and Marie and the scandal is totally worth the risk…
…until one prank goes too far.
Can Marie save Christian from the consequences of what was supposed to be a bit of fun? Or will a twist of fate prove that life is more serious than either Marie or Christian ever expected?
A friends to lovers romance that will make you laugh and cry.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam level – very spicy!
THAT WICKED O’SHEA FAMILY series is a spin-off of THE MAY FLOWERS series. It consists of:
I KISSED AN EARL (AND I LIKED IT)
IF YOU WANNABE MY MARQUESS
ALL ABOUT THAT DUKE
EARLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
ALL THE SINGLE VISCOUNTS
GIVE YOUR HEART A RAKE
NAUGHTY EARLS NEED LOVE TOO
This vampire is worse than a beast.
For years the Earl of Blackbourne has suffered a thirst for blood and a desire for flesh. His victims have been many. Condemned alongside him is his kindhearted half-brother.
But hope arrives in the form of a beautiful debutante, whose servants could satiate his appetites while he attempts to undo the curse.
An oppressed indentured servant, Daliyah yearns only for her freedom. When she finds herself trapped at Castle Blackbourne, it's not just her freedom that's in peril. If she succumbs to the ravenous fangs of the Earl, her body will be his to take and her life his to drain.
If you like your fairy tales dark and steamy, enter the darkness of Beauty and the Vampire today.
They say opposites attract,
Oh how I wish they were wrong!
The minute Ford Branson walks into my law office,
I know he’s going to be trouble.
A rich, stupidly handsome concierge doctor,
He thinks he’s got the world at his fingertips.
And those fingertips may have just gotten him in a world of trouble,
When a wealthy patient accuses him of inappropriate behavior.
He comes to me begging for my help, swearing up and down that he never touched her,
And despite the horrible first impression he made, I believe him.
Long days at work and late night meetings make it hard to keep disliking him.
Ford is actually a good guy, charming, kind, and hot as hell.
Soon, I’m about to face a professional dilemma of my own,
‘Cuz now I’m carrying my client’s baby!
Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this feel-good, small-town romance!
This Christmas, something magical is happening in Sapphire Bay.
Emma loves everything about living in Sapphire Bay. The scenery in the small Montana town is spectacular, her communications business is thriving, and her six-year-old twins are happy. When a Christmas Facebook post goes viral, Emma and her friends are swamped with people asking Santa for help. But it's her twins' Christmas wish that breaks her heart.
Jack Devlin finds missing people. When his brother asks him to locate Emma's ex-husband, he thinks it's going to be an easy case. But the more time he spends with Emma, the more complicated their relationship becomes. With more than one heart on the line, will they go back to their old lives or risk everything for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love?
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET is the first novel in the Santa's Secret Helpers series and can easily be read as a stand-alone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!
Praise for Leeanna Morgan's books:
"I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book."
Inspired by Picasso’s great masterpiece Guernica, New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards returns with a riveting story of love, intrigue, deception and bravery in the face of war…
On an April day in 1937, the sky opens and fire rains down upon the small Spanish town of Guernica. Seventeen-year-old Sibi and her family are caught up in the horror. Griff, an American military attaché, pulls Sibi from the wreckage, and it’s only the first time he saves her life in a span of hours. When Germany claims no involvement in the attack, insisting the Spanish Republic was responsible, Griff guides Sibi to lie to Nazi officials. If she or her sisters reveal that they saw planes bearing swastikas, the gestapo will silence them—by any means necessary.
As war begins to rage across Europe, Sibi joins the underground resistance, secretly exchanging information with Griff. But as the scope of Germany’s ambitions becomes clear, maintaining the facade of a Nazi sympathizer becomes ever more difficult. And as Sibi is drawn deeper into a web of secrets, she must find a way to outwit an enemy that threatens to decimate her family once and for all.
Masterfully rendered and vividly capturing one of the most notorious episodes in history, The Girl from Guernica is an unforgettable testament to the bonds of family and the courage of women in wartime.
Viscount Pottinger lost his fortune. Miss Tara Shaw could lose her reputation. Could they gain a future together?
Viscount James Pottinger wants to return to his estate and hide away. Yes, he has lost a great deal of his fortune but the circumstances were deeply embarrassing. Only on the encouragement of his friends does he return, hoping beyond hope that he can recover some of his wealth but keep what occurred a secret.
Miss Tara Shaw knows what she saw that night but cannot tell a single soul for fear of losing her reputation. Having lost a personal item on that fateful night, she must risk it all to find it – only to bump directly into Lord Pottinger.
Forced together, will either one of them tell the other the truth?
Will Lord Pottinger recover his fortune or will his shame keep him silent – both about that evening and his growing feelings for Miss Shaw?
This is the fourth book in the Lost Fortunes Found Love series. Get your copy today!
“Ride with me."
Three simple words. A seemingly perfect solution after my car breaks down.
So why am I so nervous about this? Sure, I’ve harbored the biggest crush on him for over a decade. But one road trip isn’t going to clue him in on that well-kept secret.
I can’t put my finger on what’s making this ride feel like a big deal. That is, until he pulls me close and revs the hard rumbling engine of his bike.
Okay, things are definitely different.
And the ride hasn’t even begun yet.
Previously published as Riding Curves (c) 2012 with revisions throughout, newly added content, and an extended ending.
Take one blonde, curvy, smart-mouthed celebrity chef. Mix with one tall, dark, dirty-talking blue-jeans cowboy. Sprinkle with a pinch of matchmaking grandma. Let simmer and serve with a steaming hot HEA.
Celebrity chef Summer Snowberry returns to Snowberry Springs to save the floundering Yummy Cowboy Diner. Secretly, she's determined to redeem herself from a humiliating setback in the big city by giving The Yummy Cowboy a complete makeover. If it succeeds, she'll be able to pay off her debts and make a fresh start in San Francisco. She's not only going to help revive the dying small town, but even better, she'll take on the diner's cocky, handsome owner, prove him wrong, and make his place the hottest eatery around.
Should be easy for a professional like Summer but from the very start, she's butting heads with her bull-headed nemesis. Even worse, she struggles to resist the sparks flying between them from each clash of wills.
Brock Michaels grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in Snowberry Springs. He's spent years working his butt off for his very own restaurant. He can't pass up the chance of a lifetime when his elderly business partner offers to turn over her share of The Yummy Cowboy Diner to him... if he agrees to work with her annoying but gorgeous granddaughter Summer for three months to revamp his operation.
Brock grits his teeth and tells himself that he can control his attraction to Summer's lush curves and foil her high-falutin' ideas for his homestyle diner. He's determined to come out on top when the ninety days are up. And he sure as heck isn't losing his heart to the woman who's declared that she's heading back to San Francisco soon. Right?
Yummy Cowboy is a standalone slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance with a guaranteed HEA. It's the first book in a new series about Snowberry Springs, a small Montana town on the brink of a great reawakening.
Finn Hughes knows about secrets. His family is as wealthy as the Rockefellers. And as powerful as the Kennedys. He runs the billion-dollar corporation. No one knows that he has a ticking time clock on his ability to lead.
Eva Morelli is the oldest daughter. The responsible one. The caring one. The one who doesn't have time for her own interests.
Especially not her interest in the charismatic, mysterious Finn Hughes.
A fake relationship is the answer to both their problems.
It will keep the swarming society mothers from throwing their daughters at him.
And it will keep Eva's mother from bothering her about marriage.
Then the fake relationship starts to feel real.
But there's no chance for them. No hope for a woman who's had her heart broken. And no future for a man whose fate was decided long ago.
"As soon as I heard Skye Warren wrote a fake dating book, I dropped everything and savored it cover to cover. Finn Hughes is a cinnamon roll hero." - #1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey
Welcome to the Midnight Dynasty... The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors.
WARNING: This book is intended for readers eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk...
★Amazon Top 50 bestseller ★
"What?" My gaze widens, "What did you say?"
"Marry me," His lips curl, "not for real, of course..."
Christian Roberto Domenico Sovrano could have any woman he wants but he's totally focused on me.
He's obsessed with me.
He lives to make my life miserable.
It's why he asked me to pose as his fake wife for 30 days.
In return for saving my life from the wrath of the Mafia.
Oh! He also wants me to attend his family's Christmas getaway.
And pretend to be his loving devoted spouse *gulp*
Guess what happens next?
We get lost in the forest... and snowed in for Christmas.
And have to share the same bed.
But hell if I am going to simply agree to his terms.
I plan to go toe-to-toe with him.
And make him pay for this sham of a marriage that he's locked me in.
Only he's tall, hot, and oh! So wickedly mean.
And when he looks at me with his piercing gaze.
I am sure he can see right through me.
It's why I need to leave.
Before he finds out my secret...
A firecracker of a doctor takes on a big bad Mafia lawyer, in this standalone holiday Christmas romance which will leave you asking for more! 1-Click NOW
Snowball, that lovable bundle of feline fluff readers first met as a kitten in Snowball’s Christmas, is all grown up. And now that she has her forever home at a cozy B&B, she’s determined to orchestrate a forever love match, just in time for the holidays . . .
Snowball takes her job as the “official kitty” at the Victorian B&B Inn, Weber Haus, very seriously. Greeting guests and keeping tabs on them is a full-time feline job, after all. However, being nice to Daniel Aarons is not on her to-do list. The handsome construction manager almost messed up her forever family, and she isn’t about to forgive him anytime soon . . .
But then someone new arrives at Weber Haus. Her name is Sophie Heidt—and she’s the B&B’s new manager. When Snowball goes missing on Sophie’s first day, Daniel, in charge of the new hotel wing, comes to her rescue by getting the cat to do what she does best: attack him.
It doesn’t take long for Snowball’s animal instincts to reveal that Daniel and Sophie are meant to be together. Unfortunately, Daniel keeps making a mess of things. It’s going to take some special insight and holiday cheer to bring them together. But if anyone can do it, Snowball can—even if she has to tolerate turtle doves, French hens, calling birds, and other fur-raising human traditions . . .
Linley Talbot-Martin is a girl who likes to get her hands dirty. As the daughter of a famous archaeologist, she's been everywhere and seen everything--except London. But when the time comes to trade her jodhpurs and work boots for silk gowns and kid gloves, she may be in over her head.
Even though she can out-ride, out-shoot, and outsmart any girl in London society, Linley is destined to be the failure of the season. No one she meets cares about ancient pottery or lost Buddhist texts, and fundraising efforts for future expeditions keep coming up short. If the Talbot-Martin team doesn't find money soon, they will be out of a job, and Linley will lose everything she holds dear.
Patrick Wolford, Marquess of Kyre (pronounced 'Keer'), is a man who knows his place. Well-connected and respected, he is everything everyone expects him to be, but beneath his façade, he is as neglected and crumbling as the family estate. Now the strain of keeping up appearances is taking its toll. The smart thing would be to marry the heiress nipping at his heels and be done with it, but when he meets Linley Talbot-Martin, who dares to shake up his seemingly proper world, he must choose between the life he's always known and one he never dared to dream of.
I should be terrified of them—but I’ve never felt safer...
When I begged the Twisted Metal MC to take me in exchange for my father’s freedom, I never thought I’d be anything more than a trade to them. A transaction.
I was wrong.
On the surface, my three captors are nothing alike.
Trooper, who disarms me with a smile and helps me laugh away my fears. Dutch, whose cocky mask can’t hide his sweet soul. And Ranger, who frustrates me so much I can’t decide whether to kiss or kill him.
I’m more than a bargaining chip to them—and every day I spend with them proves it. But when my past catches up to me, everything threatens to come crashing down around me.
I don’t know how I’ll get out of this mess, but I do know one thing. No one is ever going to control me again.
My guys will stop at nothing to make sure of it.
*Twisted Metal is a complete stand-alone why choose motorcycle club romance. It is a part of the Twisted Intentions series, which features a new harem in each book. These books are not connected and can be read in any order.*
A Dickens of a Holiday Romance!
Get all three books in the Holly Hill Inn Dickens Romance series in one complete box set. Follow Jenny and Ben as they fall in love and acquire Holly Hill Inn in Home for Christmas. Then read about their children in Miracle at Holly Hill Inn. Last, share the holiday with the Cohen family as they return to Holly Hill Inn, perhaps for the last time, in The Last Christmas at Holly Hill Inn.
He was a single father and a duke, upstanding and dutiful in every way. So the last thing Anthony Wodehouse expected was to feel something new and sinful for his brother’s best friend…
Lord Barrett Landers, Viscount Copeland, is at loose ends after being decommissioned as a naval officer at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Instead of going home to Wiltshire, his family, and the marriage that his mother will inevitably attempt to force him into, he is happy to idle away the summer with his friends at Wodehouse Abbey in Yorkshire.
And then temptation arrives in the form of the estate’s owner, Lord Anthony Wodehouse, Duke of Malton.
Widower Anthony wants nothing more than to live his life in the country, as far away from London and his duties as a peer as he can get. He has children to raise, an estate to manage, and a family’s expectations to uphold. He thought that hosting his youngest brother’s friends for the summer would be nothing more than a minor inconvenience and a chance to expand his tiny circle of acquaintances.
Until handsome and charming Barrett stirs feelings in him that he never thought he could have.
Anthony and Barrett embark on an eye-opening love affair that makes both of them reconsider their ideas about duty and family. But when Anthony’s meddlesome aunt arrives with far more traditional plans for her nephew, and when she invites a passel of marriage-minded guests to stay with Anthony without asking him, the resulting shenanigans could land both Anthony and Barrett in heaps of trouble as they decide whether to follow their hearts or their families’ wishes.
This gay awakening story contains all the awkward feels down by the swimming pond, a heated game of hide and seek, trying to keep the kids from finding out, meddlesome Aunt Georgiana and her surprise companion, and a thrilling climax that will leave you breathless and groaning for more!
Please Be Advised – Steam Level – Fiery Hot with all the eggplants!
The AFTER THE WAR series consists of:
BETWEEN HIS LOVER AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
NEVER JUDGE A DUKE BY HIS LOVER
GAMES LOVERS PLAY
UNDER HIS LOVER’S WING
ONE GOOD DEED DESERVES A LOVER
She’s damaged. He's ruthless. Together, they're combustible...
Brooke Sullivan’s carefully ordered existence is spiraling out of control. Two years ago, she was violently abducted by a terrorist group and nearly killed. She’s worked hard to get her life back on track—moving to a new house, changing careers, going on a couple of dates. When she witnesses a murder, she’s plunged into a new nightmare. And as the past threatens to repeat itself, she’s not sure she’ll survive this time.
Cade “Saint” Rodgers never forgot the beautiful girl he talked to at the wedding of his commanding officer. Now she’s in trouble, and he’s the one tasked with protecting her. Brooke is terrified of men like him—a black-ops soldier for whom violence is a way of life—which makes falling for her a terrible idea. But that won’t stop Cade from using every sensual trick he’s got to make her believe anything is possible if only she wants it badly enough.
As danger draws closer, it’ll take all Cade’s strength—and all Brooke’s determination—to learn how to let go of the past and trust each other. But it might not be enough. To keep her safe, he may have to let her go forever…
**Start reading the Hostile Operations Team Series - Strike Team 2 today and enjoy an action-packed, seriously romantic and steamy-good-fun military romantic suspense. Each book can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers or cheating and a guaranteed happily-ever-after ending!
Grab some hot cocoa and snuggle under the covers this season with four all-new medieval romances by best-selling and award-winning authors. From friends to lovers to a marriage of convenience, hidden identities and his best friend’s sister, you’ll be swept away to the magic of Christmas in Scotland where braw heroes will do anything for the women they've come to love.
Keep the Yule Fire Burning by Allison Butler
Finley Blalock has always loved Mor Forester. But when her brother Liam confronts him, he can’t reveal the truth. After losing his mother, he refuses to ever tell someone he loves them. When Liam’s quest to find a husband for Mor pushes Fin to breaking point, a fight ensues. As punishment, they are challenged to keep the Yule fire burning for twelve days. If they fail, the tension between them will be dealt with using swords instead of fists. With his love for Mor and friendship with Liam at risk, Fin will need Yuletide wishes and the magic of mistletoe to find the courage to tell the woman he loves how much she means to him before he loses her – and his best friend – forever.
His Christmas Angel by Aurrora St. James
Reclusive Laird Dougal de Giffard knows that no woman will have him. Thanks to his infamous father, rumors of black magic have overshadowed his life until even strong men avoid him. When he’s ambushed and left for dead just days before Christmas, he’s rescued by his neighbor's feisty daughter. Slaine de Morham might be enticing, and raising every one of his protective instincts, but he intends to keep her at a distance. That is, until she’s threatened. Suddenly, Dougal finds himself with an unexpected wife, new enemies, and an assassin drawing near. The more time he spends with Slaine, the more he wants to protect her, and love her. But it’s going to take a Christmas miracle to keep her. Who could ever love the devil of Goblin Hall?
A Gift from the Sea by Nancy Lee Badger
A shipwrecked son of a clan chieftain, Monroe hides his full identity from the young lass who saves him from the waves, and her brothers. An attack by seafaring warriors puts all their lives in danger and the resulting deaths place a shadow over the upcoming Christmas Festivities. Leading Gwyn and her family toward his home far from the coast of Scotland’s North Sea could be a mistake, yet be the only way to keep them all alive.
Celtic Nollaig Moon by Ria Cantrell
Devon MacDougall never expected to find himself in the midst of an assassination attempt on the king. Surrounded by enemies and not knowing who to trust, he vows to find the would-be assassin before a second attempt is made. But when the lovely daughter of the MacCollum laird becomes involved, he's torn between protecting her and finding the culprit.
Allow yourself to be swept away as you count down to Christmas with this collection of twenty-four romantic short stories. From friends to lovers and instant romance to secret identities and so much more, these treats are sure to fill you with warmth this holiday season. So grab a hot drink, settle into your favorite spot, and indulge in the magic of happily ever afters.
December 1: A Drunken Christmas Escapade
December 2: A Royal Affair on Christmas Eve
December 3: A Duke Surrenders His Heart on Christmas Eve
December 4: A Highwayman Proposes on Christmas Eve
December 5: Caught in a Snow Storm on Christmas Eve
December 6: Rescued by a Duke before Christmas
December 7: A Kiss for Christmas
December 8: A Christmas House Party
December 9: Underneath the Mistletoe
December 10: Snowed In on Christmas Eve
December 11: An Unexpected Guest Arrives for Christmas
December 12: At the Christmas Ball
December 13: Trapped in a Carriage on Christmas Eve
December 14: By the Stroke of Midnight
December 15: The Duke Proposes on Christmas
December 16: A Scandalous Dare on Christmas Eve
December 17: A Secret Christmas Rendezvous
December 18: Stealing a Yuletide Kiss
December 19: A Shocking Revelation for Christmas
December 20: Stranded at an Inn during Christmas
December 21: An Unexpected Encounter with a Highlander
December 22: Reunited on Christmas Eve
December 23: Only a Duke Will Do for Christmas
December 24: A Christmas Wedding Gone Awry
A mistaken kiss. A forced engagement. Can it become something more?
Lily Kingsley accepts that she is destined to be a spinster—but not until she gets her first kiss. And she knows the perfect gentleman to enlist. Unfortunately, she kisses the wrong one and ends up in the arms of an overbearing and exceptionally frustrating merchant.
When busybodies catch them in their illicit embrace, an engagement is the only solution, but Lily doesn’t want a fiancé who’s only doing his duty. And she certainly doesn’t want a gentleman far too used to getting his own way. She simply must make him see how ill-suited they are.
But why is the fellow so determined to see their engagement through?
Jack Hatcher hates surprises, but when a beguiling lady mistakes him for someone else and launches herself into his arms, he discovers not all surprises are bad. Marriage was not in Jack’s plans, but Lily stirs something inside him he never expected to feel.
But with his fiancé desperate to break with him and a new enemy working to woo Lily away, Jack discovers force of will won’t keep her by his side. Can he find a way to win her heart before it’s lost forever?
The Victorian Love Series is a spin-off series of the Regency Love Series, and together, they make the Generations of Love Series. Each book is a standalone sweet romance and can be read in any order.
Rescued by the billionaire lumberjack...
Freezing on the side of a desolate mountain in a massive snowstorm.
Until a rugged man with an ax saves me.
Waking in his warm, comfortable bed leaves more than one question.
How did I get here?
Where are my clothes?
And who is this handsome recluse with striking dark eyes and a grumpy demeanor?
The answers only bring more mysteries.
He doesn’t want me here.
Doesn’t want his secrets exposed.
I don’t want him to know mine, either.
But there’s only so long we can deny this sizzling attraction.
Only so long until I learn the truth about my billionaire lumberjack and our pasts come back to haunt us.
Grab this steamy stand-alone about a billionaire in hiding, the photographer who stumbles upon him, and what happens when they’re trapped together during a major snow storm with building attraction and dark secrets!