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Daily Deals: Signet Regencies for $2.99

Libby's London Merchant Carla Kelly Libby’s London Merchant by Carla Kelly. $ 2.99

According to the Nonesuch site, Signet (a division of Penguin) began publishing Signet Regencies in the late 1970s. It is via Signet that we were fortunate to see authors like Joan Smith, Joan Wolf, Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly, and the like be published. Signet is now republishing a number of these books. The following title is a favorite of many readers. It is a pre order.

From the Jacket Copy:

An engaging Signet Regency Romance of mysterious suitors and surprising secrets from the “the powerful and wonderfully perceptive.”* Carla Kelly…

Available Digitally for the First TimeBeautiful Miss Libby Ames knew little about the man who landed unexpectedly at her country manor. Only that he called himself Mr. Nesbitt Duke, a London merchant. And after one look at Libby, he claimed he’d fallen in love. But it was soon clear that this handsome stranger was not being entirely truthful.

Arriving at Libby’s doorstep was not fate, but rather an encounter of Nesbitt’s own design. Furthermore, his position in life was far from that of a merchant. His name too was a lie. But his true identity was still not the greatest mystery. For Libby had no idea of the secret longings of her own heart—or what to do next about the mystery man, and the passionate love that has taken her by shocking surprise.

*New York Times bestselling author Mary Jo Putney


The Nobody Diane FarrThe Nobody by Diane Farr. $ 2.99

Pre order. According to the Jacket Copy, Farr strikes all the romantic chords. It was also a finalist for best Regency and best first book in 1999. The one star reviews say that Farr is a poor rip off of Heyer.

From the Jacket Copy:

“Diane Farr strikes all the romantic chords” (The Romance Reader) in this award-winning Signet Regency Romance classic, available digitally for the first time!

Publicly humiliated by a society snob, Caitlin Campbell flees unescorted into the London streets. When a stranger kisses her to cause a distraction and evade a gang of scoundrels, she’s aghast at his audacity. Then she discovers his identity as the dashing nobleman engaged to the very woman who insulted her! Now she finds herself drawn into a web of dangerous romantic intrigue, in which the only way out is to trust her heart.


One Touch of Magic Amanda McCabeOne Touch of Magic by Amanda McCabe. $ 2.99

Amanda McCabe has written around 10 Signet Regency titles. She also writes for Grand Central under the pen name Laurel McKee.

From the Jacket Copy:

Lady Iverson has taken up the “haunted” archeological dig her late husband left half-finished. When she meets the estate’s lord, Miles Rutledge, he feels an otherworldly connection with her-and he prays she feels the same…


Regency Christmas Wishes Edith LaytonRegency Christmas Wishes by Edith Layton. $ 2.99.

This is a collection of Christmas stories by Edith Layton, Emma Jensen, Sandra Heath, Barbara Metzger, Carla Kelly and while that seems like an odd pick in July, perhaps that is the reason it is on sale. The Signets are pre orders and I’ll be listing them tomorrow and the following day.

From the Jacket Copy:

Celebrate the joys of Yule in Regency England with five new stories by some of the most beloved Regency authors of all time. Ringing in the season with fireside warmth, holiday wishes, and Yuletide romance, these stories capture the essence of Christmas.


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. meoskop
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 14:44:55

    I’d recommend the holiday shorts and The Nobody.

    (I haven’t read any of these since they came out, so don’t hold me to these opinions in modern context) I adored The Nobody. It was a strong debut and fairly different from the Signet fare while fitting nicely into it. it hit when Sandra Heath was Signet’s big name and Farr was a refreshing difference.

    The holiday collection isn’t my favorite of Layton’s shorts (that would be “The Gingerbread Man”) but the Metzger short is part of a series she had going. It was decent, and the Carla Kelly short is worth the price alone.

  2. Barb in Maryland
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 15:55:20

    Hmmmm, looks like the $2.99 price is Kindle only. Clicking the BN link gets me pre-order prices of $4.99.

  3. Jane
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 15:57:52

    @Barb in Maryland: The price is set by the publisher so my guess is that BN just hasn’t made the change yet?

  4. Caz
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 16:41:06

    I’ve been wanting to get hold of “The Nobody” as an ebook for ages. I hope this means it’ll be available in the UK soon.

  5. Kay
    Jul 08, 2012 @ 19:27:42

    It looks as though quite a few of Carla Kelly’s are available on the Kindle for $2.99. At that price point, I’ll stock up on her backlist to replace my paper copies!

  6. Diane Farr
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 19:58:12

    I’m so pleased that Signet is offering THE NOBODY at $2.99 …. the cover price is, indeed, $4.99 so I don’t know how long the discounted price will be in effect. (The author is always the last to know – LOL!) Thanks very much, everyone, for your kind words.

    Happy reading to all of you –
    Diane Farr
    P.S. Is it OK to mention that the rest of my backlist is already available at $2.99 or less in ebook form? Because it is. :)

  7. Susan R
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 20:09:07

    @Diane Farr: Any chance “Falling for Chloe” will be available for Nook users?

  8. Diane Farr
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 20:54:50

    Thanks for asking! Yes, it’s my intent to do that … urk … I signed it up for Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library, which means I can’t place it with any of Amazon’s competitors until this 3-month period expires. August or September, I think.

    all the best,

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