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Daily Deals: Signet Regencies with Metzger, Calvin, Moore, and Woodward

Minor Indiscretions by Barbara MetzgerMinor Indiscretions by Barbara Metzger. $ 2.99

Pre order. October 9, 2012. One Amazon reviewer said “What pleases me the most; is that the essence of a regency remains. The writing is clever and the dialogue witty. I’ve read two of her books so far (the other ~ Lord Heartless ~ Recommended) and look forward to more. It’s always a treat when you find a writer of this quality.”

From the Jacket Copy:

From an award-winning star of Signet Regency Romances comes a delightfully comedic tale of two lovers at odds with each other in every way…


Though barely out of the schoolroom, Melody Ashton was determined to save her family from scandal. Her poor Mama was suspected of pilfering contributions sent for several “orphans”—actually the illegitimate children of the town—placed in her care. To make matters worse, the infuriatingly handsome Lord Coe had accused them all of blackmailing his sister, whose child resided with them.


A Lord for Olivia June CalvinA Lord for Olivia by June Calvin. $ 2.99

Goodreads reviewer, Laura, called the hero insipid but an Amazon referrer says that he is a third son with only a courtesy title who wants nothing more than to be a country farmer. Sounds different.

From the Jacket Copy:

A fresh Signet Regency romance “with a twist” (The Romance Reader), June Calvin’s popular escapade is available as an e-book for the first time.

Olivia Ormhill hasn’t trusted a man since she was deceived by her betrothed. Yet there’s something special about the destitute but dashing Lord Edmund. A rakish opportunist, perhaps, but he’s also disarmingly forthright and devilishly appealing. But when her former fiancé returns to take the hot-tempered bluestocking for himself, both Olivia and Edmund must decide what their unspoken passion is worth, and whether they’re willing to wager their hearts for it.


An Improper Widow Kate MooreAn Improper Widow by Kate Moore. $ 2.99

Pre order. Release date July 10, 2012. Moore is a Rita finalist and the Library Journal had this to say about the book “In a well-written, captivating Regency that bears more than a passing similarity to Homer’s Odyssey, Moore has matched a hard, determined hero with an outwardly demure heroine, provided them with a particularly complex set of histories, set them down in the social whirl of the London season, and then let the story play itself out.”.

From the Jacket Copy:

A captivating Signet Regency Romance from an award-winning “writer to treasure.”*

Haunted by the secrets of his past, Francis William Arden, fourth Marquess of Warne, is in need of an heir. But on his way to finding a bride, it appears he must now uncover a thief who has stolen his calling card and has vengeance in his heart.

Warne’s investigation leads him to the beautiful and mysterious widow Susannah Bowen. Susannah has a secret of her own—and knows better than most how a scandal can change the course of a woman’s life. Though she’s determined to steer clear of danger, she can’t seem to resist helping—and falling for—the man known throughout the ton as the Iron Lord…

*Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author

Available digitally for the first time!

From the author of To Kiss a Thief comes a deliciously enchanting tale. Susannah was disgraced during a disastrous first Season, and has posed as a widow ever since to prevent further entanglements. Now she has been offered a home and indepedence–if the shamed miss can steer her troublesome cousin toward an acceptable match. Original Regency Romance.


Moonlight and Mischief Rhonda WoodwardMoonlight and Mischief by Rhonda Woodward. $ 2.99.

Lady of Leisure at Amazon says that this is “another one of Rhonda’s masterpieces”. Another reviewer said it was amusing with good chemistry and a very good period feel.

From the Jacket Copy:

All thanks to her brother, Mariah Thorncroft-and her dowry-have been offered to the notorious rake Lord Haverstone. Ensconced at his estate against her wishes, Mariah finds herself drawn to the handsome devil, but wonders if she can truly trust him with her heart.


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. Kim
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 14:12:47

    @Jane: Did you see that An Invitation to Seduction by Lorraine Heath is $1.99 at all ebook retailers? I didn’t see it in your past posts, but I might have missed it.

  2. Anne
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 14:51:35

    I don’t know if it’s because my screen is small, but the guy on the cover of ‘Minor Indiscretions’ looks like he’s wearing a santa suit and is up to no good. I’m perturbed.

  3. Lil
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 16:52:13

    Oh dear. Even at $2.99 I could rapidly break my budget on these.

  4. Susan
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 18:27:36

    I confess that these little Regencies are a guilty pleasure for me. I have a large quantity of them in PB but, since I was late in developing an appreciation for them, most are used. I was delighted when Laura Matthews started reissuing her (and many other authors’) backlist as ebooks under her own Belgrave House/Regency Reads imprint. And now it appears that the ball is really rolling. Yay.

  5. leslie
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 18:51:23

    I really like Barbara Metzger. Her odd book “The Hourglass” is one of my favorites.

    @Susan: I like these little Rengencies too. Some are so very hard to find in MMPB; I’m glad to see them “finally” being released digitally.

  6. Stacie Mc
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 19:29:54

    Laura Kinsale’s Flowers from the Storm e-book version is on sale at Amazon for $2.99. Great buy! Not sure if B&N/Sony/Kobo versions on sale.

  7. Jane
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 20:31:07

    @Kim: No I don’t think I did. I’ll add it tomorrow.

  8. Jane
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 20:37:17

    @Stacie Mc: It’s $2.99 at BN. I’ll add it.

  9. hapax
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 20:47:08

    Well, once again B&N has lost a sale.

    After spending FORTY MINUTES on the phone with them to discover why my account with them had unaccountably disappeared, I finally got in to order the Barbara Metzger book — only to discover that they would only sell me a *pre-order* to be released in October.

    On the plus side, I discovered I could pick up a used pbk copy of MINOR INDISCRETIONS *and* THE LADY IN GREEN (another early Metzger missing up from my collection) in one volume for as little as a penny. Cha-ching!

    Another sterling demonstration of why the traditional publishing industry deserves to go belly up.

  10. Kaetrin
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 21:57:12

    I like the sound of A Lord for Olivia so I took the plunge.

  11. Turophile
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 21:51:37

    I love your knew format, but I have to control myself. Almost too easy to buy now.

    I purchased and read “an Improper Widow” listed above. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve been hitting a streak of romances that I DNFed, or finished but was unhappy because of tired tropes, stilted dialogue, etc. Even though it’s an older book – it felt very fresh. Thank you.

  12. Jane
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 21:54:34

    I’m glad the new format is working out for so many people. It’s hard to resist the deals myself. The Signets are breaking me.

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