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The Unwilling Heiress: Signet Regency Romance  Sandra HeathThe Unwilling Heiress: Signet Regency Romance by Sandra Heath. $ 2.99

Pre order. August 14, 2012. The one review I found was on Amazon and the reviewer said the setup was “very plausible” with great descriptions of the scenery and clothing.

From the Jacket Copy:

A classic from Signet Regency romance…

Is she an aristocrat–or an impostor?

Janine Oldfield’s life is changed utterly when her mother declares with her dying breath that Janine is more than the daughter of the most notorious actress in Regency London: she is also heiress to one of the greatest family names in England.

But when Janine comes to the magnificent estate of Calworth to assume her place as granddaughter of proud and imperious Sir Adam Winterton, she discovers how perilous her exalted new position is…And as she falls in love against her will with handsome, scornful Richard Stuart, who accuses her of being a pretender, she begins to suspect that this man, who holds her in such infuriatingly low esteem, might be actually, awfully, right…

Don’t miss Sandra Heath’s Signet Regency Romances, The Smuggler’s Daughter, available now from InterMix, and Mally, available in November 2012.


Miss Carlyle's Curricle Karen HarbaughMiss Carlyle’s Curricle by Karen Harbaugh. $ 2.99

I always remember Harbaugh publishing some of the earliest vampire romances but apparently she was a strong Regency romance writer.

From the Jacket Copy:

Named Best Regency of the Year by Affaire de Coeur, a beloved Signet Regency Romance by award-winning author Karen Harbaugh.

Nothing could convince lovely, headstrong Diana Carlyle to marry Gavin Sinclair—not even her deceased uncle’s will, or sparrings of wit and shared laughter with the new lord. But when the “accident” that killed her uncle begins to look like something more sinister, she agrees to marry Gavin. And when peril begins to close in on them, she realizes she’ll do anything to help her husband, and her one true love…


Angelfire (Angelfire Series #1) by Courtney Allison MoultonAngelfire (Angelfire Series #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton. $ 2.99

The PW review indicates the female main protagonist is strong and proactive. “The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon clarity of the fight scenes, however, is unimpeachable. Ellie can be maddeningly slow on the uptake, but this is one heroine who’s happy to take matters (and angelic swords) into her own hands.” It receives an average of 4 stars on Goodreads and over 200 reviews/ratings at BN.

From the Jacket Copy:

First there are nightmares. Then come the memories. Now she must hunt.

Ellie can’t shake the terrifying dreams about monstrous creatures that are hunting her, killing her. Then she meets Will and feels on the verge of remembering something just beyond her grasp. His attention is intense and romantic, and Ellie feels like her soul has known him for centuries. When they meet on a dark street at midnight, Will awakens Ellie’s power, and she knows that she can fight the creatures that stalk her in the grim darkness. Will holds the key to Ellie’s memories, whole lifetimes of them, and she can no longer pretend anything was just a dream.

Her role is to hunt and kill the reapers that prey on human souls. In order to survive, she must also hunt for the secrets of her past lives, the dangerous and ancient battle of the angels and the Fallen, and truths that may be too frightening to remember.

Angelfire is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.


With Seduction in Mind (Girl-Bachelor Series #4) by Laura Lee GuhrkeWith Seduction in Mind by Laura Lee Guhrke. $ Laura Lee Guhrke.

We’ve enjoyed Guhrke’s books here at DA. The Girl Bachelor series was set in the Victorian period. I remember applauding Guhrke’s efforts but wishing she had taken better advantage of the time period. It read a little too regency to me at times.

From the Jacket Copy:

Her proposition . . .

London Society is harsh for a young woman with no family connections who has to work for a living. But when Daisy Merrick is sacked from yet another job, the feisty and outspoken miss comes up with a plan that could give her a future beyond her wildest dreams. There’s only one problem. Her success depends on a man, the most infuriating, impossible, immovable man she’s ever met. His resolution . . .

Sebastian Grant, Earl of Avermore, is England’s most infamous author. Known for his notorious reputation, he is more interested in play than work, and has no intention of cooperating when Daisy shows up on his doorstep with a mad plan. The provoking, fire-haired beauty stirs his senses beyond belief, and Sebastian knows he has only one way to stop her. Seduction.


Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Angela
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:22:47

    I enjoyed Angelfire quite a bit (I reviewed it on GR and my blog). I thought the story was good, I liked that the main protagonist was a normal girl – with family, friends, and some common sense which all seem to be lacking in a majority of YA – and the action scenes were great. Also, no love triangle (at least in this first book of the series). I did have some problems with the writing, which I felt was slightly choppy, in the first half especially. I have the 2nd book in my TBR pile. I definitely think it’s worth $2.99.

    I’ve never read any of the other authors, but I think I’m going to grab the Laura Lee Gurhkee book. It sounds good.

  2. Jeannie
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:36:11

    Karen Harbaugh is a terrific writer. I’m so happy to see her backlist books are being released digitally.

  3. Rebecca (Another One)
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 15:39:28

    @Jeannie: I remember enjoying Karen’s story in the “Dragon Lovers” collection.

  4. Anne
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 23:40:59

    Having just read “With Seduction In Mind” I wouldn’t give this even an adequate – D – for the topic and era. There was little research done on this, if indeed any at all, the characters felt inconsistent and far too silly for what took place, the plot was extremely improbable.

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