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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).
First came "My Splendid Concubine" December 2007; then came the sequel "Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine" in 2010. Both novels have now been combined as one in "My Splendid Concubine’s" 3rd edition.
Robert Hart (1835 - 1911) was the 'Godfather of China's modernism' and the only foreigner the emperor of China trusted. In fact, Hart played a crucial role in ending the bloodiest rebellion in history—the Taiping Rebellion—and he owes this success largely to Ayaou, his live-in dictionary and encyclopedia, his Chinese concubine.
About a year after arriving in China in 1854, Robert Hart falls in love with Ayaou, but his feelings for her sister go against the teachings of his Wesleyan-Christian upbringing and almost breaks him emotionally. To survive he must learn how to live and think like the Chinese and soon finds himself thrust into China’s Opium War, where he makes enemies of men such as the American soldier of fortune known as the Devil Soldier.
"My Splendid Concubine's" 1st and 2nd editions earned honorable mentions in general fiction at the 2008 London Book Festival; the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival and the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival.
"Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine" earned honorable mentions in general fiction at the 2009 Los Angeles Book Festival; 2009 Nashville Book Festival; 2009 London Book Festival, 2009 DIY Book Festival and was a Finalist of the National Best Books 2010 Awards in historical fiction.
"My Splendid Concubine’s" 3rd edition [formerly "The Concubine Saga"] picked up honorable mentions in fiction at the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival; the 2012 New York Book Festival, and the 2012 London Book Festival.
The Midwest Book Review says, "Many nations adopted modernism in their own ways. 'The Concubine Saga' is a historical fiction novel from Lloyd Lofthouse, following famed modernizer Robert Hart, a man who has contributed greatly to China's advance in the nineteenth century, gaining much power and influence for a foreigner during the period. Drawing on heavily researched passages with great dramatization, 'The Concubine Saga' is a strong pick for historical fiction collections, highly recommended."
* Warning: The first-half of this novel contains graphic-sexual content that reflects Robert Hart’s lifestyle while attending college and during his early years in China that may be considered soft-porn and offensive to some readers. If you think you might be offended, please do not buy and read this novel.
Can the Ladies of the Wagering Whist Society help an impoverished modiste win the hand of a sought-after Duke?
Tina Rowan is beautiful, talented—and wants nothing more than to be free of her past.
The illegitimate daughter of a baroness, she is being blackmailed by her own foster father. She must rely on her flair for designing dresses to earn enough to pay him off. Starting a business dressing the ladies of Regency society isn’t easy for a nobody. But Tina has three aces up her sleeve—her own amazing talent, her well-connected biological mother, and the helpful (if meddlesome) support of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society.
The handsome, arrogant Duke of Warwick has grown up schooled in the “proper” way for a nobleman to behave. Rule number one: do not fraternize with people of the lower classes. But when he has to introduce his beloved sister to society, he finds himself completely reliant on the beguiling woman he’s hired as his sister’s modiste. To his astonishment, he finds himself opening up to her and enjoying her company far, far too much.
When Tina discovers the true man behind the ducal title, her heart might very well be lost. But can the duke set aside his façade and allow himself to love the only woman who could possibly make him happy?
It will take the combined efforts of the Ladies’ Wagering Whist Society to see this difficult hand well played.
If you love a Cinderella story complete with a noble hero who will do anything to win the heart of the woman he loves, this book is for you!
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Getting fired and dumped in the same thirty seconds makes for a pretty bad Tuesday. But by Thursday, I'll be in Vegas celebrating my brother's wedding. Since I could use a fresh start, he offers me a place to stay with a buddy of his.
At the bachelorette party, a raunchy game results in a quest to find me a one-night stand. When a hunk with dark blue eyes and perfect bone structure hits me with a silly line at the bar, my mission is complete.
I vow to move on from our steamy night as I head to the rehearsal dinner, certain one of my brother's hot pro football player groomsmen will be my Prince Charming.
Then the best man turns around. Dark blue eyes. Perfect bone structure. A body I won't soon forget.
And apparently my new roommate.
HOME GAME is the first book in the VEGAS ACES series. This series must be read in order.
Kate Bateman's To Catch an Earl continues her historical Regency Romance Bow Street Bachelors series.
Working undercover for London’s first official police force, the Bow Street Bachelors have an obligation to serve the city’s best interests—even while they’re falling for the city’s most alluring women…
SHE KNOWS HOW TO STEAL A KISS.
Alex Harland, Earl of Melton and dedicated rake, never pictured himself as an agent of inquiry. But the thrill of investigation is a challenge he now embraces. When he’s asked to pursue the Nightjar, a notorious thief who is reclaiming France’s crown jewels, the case throws him into the path of the beautiful and equally elusive Emmy Danvers, reminding him of the only puzzle he’s never solved: the identity of the mysterious woman who once stole a kiss from him—and left him wanting so much more…
WILL HE SURRENDER HIS HEART?
The daughter of a thief, Emmy learned long ago how to keep her secrets safeguarded—and, as the notorious Nightjar, her love for Alex Harland is one of them. With the determined earl hot on her trail—and making her hot under the collar—Emmy has no choice but to keep her distance. But when a moment’s danger threatens Emmy’s life as well as her name, will Alex finally discover that he’s followed every clue…to true love?
“Full of intense emotions and dramatic twists….Future installments will be eagerly anticipated by Regency readers.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on This Earl of Mine
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A woman destined to lead men through victory and death…
A man sworn to protect her at all costs…
A merciless battle to seal their fate forever.
The land Maisie calls home is rummaged as hordes of barbaric soldiers and troops invade their kingdoms. Resigning from marriage and her duties as the daughter of a Laird, Maise throws herself into battle without a second thought. Soon, the only glimmer of hope amongst the despair she faces is someone who knows how to set her heart ablaze. Evander is a man her father would never approve of, but when they are both caught in the whirlwind of their passion, the fire simmering between them threatens to consume them both amidst the chaos.
In the kingdoms of the South, the hurt feelings of a once-suitor and an old friend with a dark past seem to shadow her every step. No one is what they seem while a whole new world of treachery and diplomacy unfolds before her. The nine kingdoms suffer tragic losses and face forces beyond their power, and when skilled warriors answer the cries of war, Maisie is amongst them, defending her land and her clan in their efforts to reclaim Olong. If Maisie could take over as Laird, nothing would stand in her way–nothing but her own weakness. Kingdoms are plagued and rummaged. Alliances are forged and shattered in the blink of an eye. Will they manage to stay strong together when everything around them strives to tear them apart?
Passion, nail-biting action, and heart-wrenching twists and turns... all locked in a must-have boxset for every Scottish Romance reader. Dive into Crowns and Crosses today, and unlock an adventure unlike any other.
Perfect for fans of Tanya Anne Crosby and Kathryn Le Veque.
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The Edge lies between worlds, on the border between the Broken, where people shop at Walmart and magic is a fairytale–and the Weird, where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny…
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.
But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life . William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.
When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed…and survive.
A deeply emotional standalone romantic suspense duet by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin
ADDY FOOTIT is different from most seventeen-year-olds. She doesn’t have the luxury of dreaming about her future. She must plan for it. Abandoned by her father and living with a drug addicted mother, her number one priority is taking care of her younger sister Rachel. It isn’t easy. Nothing in Southside Seattle is easy. It’s a struggle to survive.
Music is Addy’s only escape from her bleak world. When she listens to it, she can pretend she is anywhere and believe anything is possible. Her handsome best friend BARRY EVANS understands her predicament. It’s not much different from his own. He is a great source of comfort and strength for her.
Addy has one indulgence. COLLIN MURPHY. Her number one crush is one of the most popular guys at Southside High. Collin can have any girl he wants, and he sets his sights on Addy when her younger sister joins his rock band. The gorgeous guitarist isn’t the only one who notices how pretty Addy is. Martin Skellin, the rich and powerful owner of the club where Collin’s band ABCR performs, becomes obsessed with Addy.
One man wants to win her heart.
The other wants to rule her.
And another could be just who she needs, but she can’t cross that line. She can’t risk losing him.
Will the band ABCR become a success? Will Addy and her sister escape Southside? Will her plans secure her future or destroy it?
Getting it Wrong is book one in this standalone romantic suspense duet. You will want book two, Getting it Right, as soon as you finish book one. This book contains 56 angsty chapters. It’s a page-turning story that will make you want to throw your e-reader at times. Do not read if you want a boring book. You will cry. It’s one of the most emotional romances the author has written. You will be in a book hangover and desperate for book two at the end.
The only thing darker than his reputation is his desire for her…
From homeless street thief to business owner, Charlotte Bailey has come a long way. Which makes it all the more distressing when an old friend arrives, asking her for the impossible. She never thought refusing him would put her life in danger. And she certainly wasn’t prepared for a sinfully attractive rake with a past darker than her own to step into the role of her protector. But, here she is…
Peregrine Morgan can’t abide a mystery—and the lovely Charlotte is indeed a mystery. Initially, he thought she was involved with the dangerous criminal he’d been hunting. But now, he’s not sure of anything. He has no idea why he feels so compelled to rescue her. Even more perplexing is his desire to keep her by his side (and in his bed) even after the threat has passed…
With danger lurking around every corner, will Charlotte be able to put her faith in Peregrine—and in love—when it matters the most? Or will happily ever after remain elusive for this reluctant heroine and her unlikely hero?
A cursed vampire, a wild tomboy and a love that defies the odds…
Vampires are immortal but not Flynn Belford. He’s cursed to perish after one hundred years—and the clock’s ticking—unless he finds his soulmate. Rebel Miller yearns to grow up, yearns to leave her small town, and yearns for her first kiss. One glimpse of Flynn is enough to ignite an unquenchable fire within her and, while Flynn denies that wild and rowdy Rebel could ever be his soulmate, he can't fight their undeniable chemistry.
Two seemingly opposites, and yet, they're bound together, with binds heavy with family secrets and a dangerous past. Rebel's falling hard for Flynn but will she the one to break the curse? Cursed is a slow burn young adult paranormal romance.
Star-crossed lovers as teens . . . are they doomed to repeat history?
Eighteen years ago, Catherine Davenport Carlton made a decision that changed her life. One she’s moved beyond, but also one she never recovered from. Now, with scandals plaguing her legendary family, and uncovered secrets rocking Cat to her core, she needs an escape. And maybe the time has come for some long-overdue closure, as well.
Brody Hollister has had one true love in his life—and many disappointments. But with each crushing blow, he’s risen and pushed forward. Now working as a professor of history in Dyersport, Maine, he’s carved out a life for himself. Only, he can’t help but yearn for more. Going for more, however, would mean shining a light on the skeletons hiding in his family closet. And that’s something he will never do.
When Cat shows up next door, Brody is on guard. Is she there to relive old times? To break his heart a second time? Or has she uncovered the secret he holds close? But what Brody doesn’t know is that he’s the last person Cat expects to find. Or that she’s got a secret of her own. One that, no matter the combustible chemistry that might remain between them, could shred their love forever.
“I loved it! The romance, the writing style, the development of the main character as the story progressed and the story itself; the plot development. Heartbreak, secrets, drama... Does Cat have an opportunity for happily ever after? Read on to find out!” —Goodreads reader, Mimi L.
Author’s note: This book was previously published in 2015 under the same title but with a different cover. The story remains the same as the original.
Her suspect. Her lover. Her doom.
Boston police detective Ella O’Connor’s job is on the line. And only busting port owner Channing Hakonson for drug smuggling will satisfy her boss. But there’s more to the tattooed billionaire than she imagined—something mystical and ancient.
Wolves protect him. Time traveling Viking assassins stalk him. The mafia bails him out of prison.
And even Ella’s own mysterious powers can’t stop Channing from dooming them all—or occupying her every thought.
With an unprecedented early winter causing food shortages around the globe, and chaos reigning in the streets, it feels like an apocalypse is coming. And somehow the Nordic giant is responsible for Ragnarök.
To keep her family off the streets, she must put him behind bars.
To save the world, she must kill him.
But she breaks the most important rule in the book: Do not fall in love with the suspect.
Scroll up and 1-click to start reading this edge-of-your-seat, slow burn, urban fantasy romance today!
*** Previously published as Eternal Fire, book 1 of Threads of Time series. ***
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This is the first part or a trilogy with an epic cliffhanger and not a standalone.
All eight novellas in the UK bestselling series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Follow aspiring young author Maisie Clark as she stumbles into a role as a maid in the idyllic hotel by the sea, where there’s never a dull moment, from her quest to track down a reclusive English novelist, to her brush with jewel thieves and a whirlwind trip through Paris and London to name a few. All the while, she finds herself falling for the handsome and enigmatic groundskeeper Sidney Daniels. Could the key to unlocking her dreams be right in front of her?
This collection contains A Little Hotel in Cornwall, A Spirited Girl on Cornish Shores, Sea Holly and Mistletoe Kisses, The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise, A Train from Penzance to Paris, A Cornish Daisy’s Kiss, A Stargazy Night Sky, and The Cornish Key to Happiness.
Reeling from the death of her parents, eldest daughter Octavia strives to be a source of strength for her sisters. She defies their grandfather's high-handed meddling--and his desire to see the Staunton girls married. She forges her own path to independence, which leads to the gates of Caswell Hall. There, the governess has just quit her post, leaving a vacant spot in the local lord's household.
Simon, Viscount Althorne, is impressed by the sensible, dark-haired beauty, and hires her to teach his wayward young niece. He resents the loss of his carefree bachelor days, and longs to see the child settled so that he may return to London. But one perfect English summer turns their plans upside down, and he becomes hopelessly drawn to the one woman he cannot have--the governess.
Can Simon convince her that he is a gentleman worth loving? Will Octavia allow herself to fall for a man beyond her reach? Or will class and duty separate them forever?
Romance Heat Level: Warm (3.5 out of 5)
In an old stone cottage, on the edge of a beautiful French village, three sisters long for the end of the war.
Hélène, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening.
Elise, the rebel, is determined to help the Resistance, whatever the cost.
And Florence, the dreamer, just yearns for a world where France is free.
Then, one dark night, the Allies come knocking for help. And Hélène knows that she cannot sit on the sidelines any longer. But secrets from their own mysterious past threaten to unravel everything they hold most dear…
The first in an epic new series from the #1 international bestselling author, Daughters of War is a stunning tale of sisters, secrets and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France…
“A rich tapestry of courage, passion and family secrets beneath the dark shadows of war” —Hazel Gaynor, bestselling author of When We Were Young and Brave
“A glorious page-turner … a novel to disappear into” —Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Secret Wife
“An outstanding novel, beautifully written. Rich in courage, love and sacrifice, but chilling and taut in its portrayal of the horrors of war”—Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of The Guardian of Lies
“As layers of long-hidden family secrets emerge, you are sure to be hooked to the very last page”—Liz Trenow, bestselling author of The Forgotten Seamstress
A childhood love longing to make amends. A daughter fighting to break free. A mother struggling to protect her. Tormented by the past, can they build a better future?
Six years ago, tragedy tore Eloise and Patrick apart. Shouldering the burden of his brother’s death, he spent years drinking himself into oblivion. Now freed from that darkness, Patrick Lennox returns to reclaim the heart of the young lady he left behind.
Can she forgive the man who abandoned her without a word?
Eloise Andrews has enough troubles in her life without Patrick stirring things up. Her mother is a heartless beast who controls every aspect of her life, and Eloise is determined to break free of her—even if it means destroying the perfect reputation her mother is desperate to save.
But not all wounds can be seen, and perhaps something more lurks beneath her mother’s frosty demeanor…
Years of torment taught Emmeline Andrews the power of shielding one’s heart behind a sterling reputation, and she will do everything she can to ensure her children are protected against society’s cruelty. But with her daughter determined to ruin herself and Emmeline’s own marriage crumbling to pieces, she has to decide whether or not that precious reputation is a shield or a jail.
Jumping between two generations, Honor and Redemption is a story about how our mistakes can shape our world and how the bond between mother and daughter, friends and sweethearts can break when we are afraid to open our hearts.
The Regency Love Series is a spin-off series of the Victorian 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.
In 1812, Elinor Pembroke wakes to find her bedchamber in flames—and extinguishes them with a thought. As an Extraordinary, gifted with powerful magical talent, she is respected and feared, but her father intends to control her and her talent by forcing her to marry where he insists. Trapped between the choices of a loveless marriage or living penniless and dependent on her parents, Elinor takes a third path: she joins the Royal Navy.
Assigned to serve under Captain Miles Ramsay aboard the frigate Athena, she turns her fiery talent on England’s enemies, vicious pirates preying on English ships in the Caribbean. At first feared by her shipmates, a growing number of victories make her truly part of Athena’s crew and bring her joy in her fire. But as her power grows and changes in unexpected ways, Elinor’s ability to control it is challenged. She may have the power to destroy her enemies utterly—but could it be at the cost of her own life?
The final book in the #1 bestselling Regency romance series!
Lewis Knight left behind his life as the son of nobleman years ago. The rough, scarred man is quite content to use his brute force and bad reputation to help the Earl of Redmere with his smuggling—a ruse to aid the war effort. Knight doesn’t care too much about the reasons behind the subterfuge, so long as he gets paid.
And stays busy enough to forget his past for good.
That’s not so easy, however, when he’s forced to return home. And thanks to the earl’s meddling, he’s accompanied by the woman who plagues his thoughts far too often…
Louisa has been too busy running her inn to think too much about the dark, brooding Knight. Even if she does steal the occasional glance at those broad shoulders. However, when a man arrives in Cornwall with lifechanging news and Louisa’s inn is threatened, she must investigate. With Knight’s help, she digs into this stranger’s past and stirs up more danger than she thought possible.
Now that Knight is driven to protect her, the barriers between them feel harder than ever to keep in place. Somehow, she keeps working her way under his unyielding exterior. But Knight knows he’s not worthy of a woman like Louisa—not while his past shadows his every move.
Five must-read romances from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tabatha Kiss!
A family of handsome billionaire men and the sassy women who steal their hearts. This is Heartthrob Hotel. You can check out, but you’ll never want to leave!
Includes all five books in this steamy and hilarious series, including an excerpt from the spin-off romantic comedy Ego Trip:
JUST A TOUCH: A Second Chance Billionaire Romance (Graham’s Story)
JUST A KISS: A Fake Boyfriend Billionaire Romance (Hayden’s Story)
JUST A FLING: A Secret Baby Billionaire Romance (Ira’s Story)
JUST A CRUSH: A Rockstar Billionaire Romance (Jonah’s Story)
JUST A KING: A Billionaire Romance (Kingston and Fiona’s Story)
As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, DISCERNING GRACE captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th century tall ship to smithereens.
Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn in an arrangement between slobbery Silverton and her calculating father, Grace is devastated when Silverton reveals his true callous nature.
Refusing this fate, Grace resolves to stow away. Heading to the docks, disguised as a lad to ease her escape, she encounters smooth-talking naval recruiter, Gilly, who lures her aboard HMS Discerning with promises of freedom and exploration in South America.
When Grace's big mouth lands her bare-bottomed over a cannon for insubordination, her identity is exposed. The captain wants her back in London but his orders, to chart the icy archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, forbid it. Lieutenant Seamus Fitzwilliam gallantly offers to take Grace off the fretting captain's hands by placing her under his protection.
Grace must now win over the crew she betrayed with her secret, while managing her feelings towards her taciturn protector, whose obstinate chivalry stifles her new-found independence. But when Grace disregards Lieutenant Fitzwilliam's warnings about the dangers of the unexplored archipelago, it costs a friend his life and she realises she is not as free as she believes.
DISCERNING GRACE is historical women's fiction that will appeal to fans of feisty historical female leads.
A runaway princess. Time-twisting magic. What she doesn’t want? A knight to the rescue.
As Vildi, the less important princess of Rimdalir, my duty is to marry, and marry well. To the glacial chasms of hell with that!
I want adventure. A nice, suitor-free yet fairy-tale adventure. I can even endure rants about a tragic prince, if it brings me honey cake. Throw in a few mysteries, a sprinkle of old magic, and I’m happy.
That's what I thought.
Yet upon arriving in Lakari, Land of the Sun, I wander through familiar streets. I recognize the people, the taverns, even the black cat strolling as royalty through the market square. In this new land, no one was supposed to know my name, and yet I'm hunted.
Already they have killed me many, many times. And so I start over.
When a stranger finds me in the desert night, will he be my savior, or my undoing?
After a childhood watching Disney, speckled with a touch of The Prince of Persia and inspired by Re:Zero, Balance is a story about a headstrong heroine, the clutches of magic, and a prince's secrets.
If you like fantasy, romance, and a fairy-tale adventure, let yourself be whisked away on Vildi’s journey, only one click away.