Cheap Reads! Regency Edition!

Here are some cheap reads to feed your Kindle or Kindle app for the weekend!  Today I am spotlighting one of my favorite Regency lines.  InterMix is reprinting a selection of Signet’s Regency Romances.  Much like Random House’s Loveswept imprint, the Signet Regency Romances will always be near and dear to my heart. Many of my favorite authors wrote for the line.  These are all preorders for September and October.

The Errant Earl: Signet Regency Romance (InterMix) by Amanda McCabe

The RITA Award-nominated Signet Regency Romance from Amanda McCabe. Available Digitally for the First Time After the untimely deaths of his estranged father and actress stepmother, Marcus Hadley returns home for the first time in years. Desperate to make amends for protesting the doomed couple’s marriage, he has decided to take charge of the young stepsister he never knew… But Julia is not a child any longer. She and a group of her actor friends have been living on the estate Marcus once called his home, and she knows Marcus will not approve. After all, he despised her mother and she was an actress. To save her friends from scorn, Julia conspires to have them play new roles in her household—as servants. But when she discovers that Marcus is a changed man, she stops worrying about losing her home—and starts to worry if she’s losing her heart… Be sure to look for Amanda McCabe’s other Regency Romances now available from InterMix: Scandal in Venice, The Spanish Bride, The Lady Rogue, and The Star of India. And don’t miss The Rules of Love, available December 2012.


Libby’s London Merchant: Signet Regency Romance (InterMix) by Carla Kelly

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 Time
Beautiful 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 Jilting of Baron Pelham: Signet Regency Romance (InterMix) by June Calvin


A classic Signet Regency Romance from beloved author June Calvin.
Available Digitally for the First Time
A Trio of Temptations
Though new to the London marriage mart, Miss Davida Gresham had three marvelous men in her young life. One was the devastatingly attractive Baron Montgomery Pelham, newly jilted by the most beautiful belle of the ton, and seeking to use Davida as an instrument of vengeance. One was the dazzingly handsome, fabulously wealthy Harrison Curzon, bored with experienced mistresses and lusting for an innocent bride. And the third was the gentle and kindly Duke of Harwood, the father of Davida’s best friend, looking for a wife to replace the one he had tragically lost. One match assured lasting safety. One match offered unleashed sensuality. And one match promised only certain shame. But the question was, which match would light the fire of love in the heart that had to choose for better or worse…?


The Wagered Heart: Signet Regency Romance (InterMix) by Rhonda Woodward (Kindle Edition – Oct 9, 2012)


Available Digitally for the First Time

For "historically accurate writing that shines" (All About Romance) look no further than this classic Rhonda Woodward Signet Regency Romance.

Miss Julia Allard is enjoying an afternoon of shopping in town when a handsome stranger catches up to her. Before she knows what’s happening, she is in his arms being kissed! Miss Allard slaps her assailant, the Duke of Kelbourne, but not before her reputation is tarnished…and the memory of his passionate kiss is sealed on her lips. Cutting her Season short, she returns home to Bath to concoct an elaborate revenge. But little does she know that the duke has some rakish plans of his own…

Don’t miss Rhonda Woodward’s classics, A Spinster’s Luck and A Hint of Scandal–available in eBook from InterMix.



The Golden Feather: Signet Regency Romance (InterMix) by Amanda McCabe

A classic Signet Regency Romance from Amanda McCabe, an author who writes “flawlessly crafted historical romance” (Chicago Tribune).

Caroline Aldritch is shocked to learn her late husband’s only legacy to her is the Golden Feather, a notorious gaming establishment. Faced with a life of personal poverty, the genteel widow hatches a desperate scheme: She will don a silk mask, call herself Mrs. Archer, and risk scandal by running the Golden Feather. No one must ever discover her secret—not even dashing Lord Lyndon, who will stop at nothing to unmask her…

Don’t miss Amanda McCabe’s charming Signet Regency Romance, One Touch of Magic, available November 2012.

Labor Day Hop! Help Random House Celebrate Blaze of Winter!

Random House is celebrating the release of Elisabeth Barrett’s Blaze of Winter by holding the Labor Day Giveaway hop!  They are giving away:

  • A Free Romance book! (10 winners in all)
  • Be one of 5 winners to win a prize pack from author Elisabeth Barrett (Check out the information below!)
  • Fill out the widget below to enter! US only, please.  After filling out the Rafflecopter widget, click on through to visit all of the blogs participating in the hop!

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    Here’s what Random House has to say:

    Celebrating our next Loveswept release – BLAZE OF WINTER by Elisabeth Barrett – on sale 9/10 – Winter heats up in this hot new Star Harbor romance, as another sexy Grayson brother, a wickedly handsome writer, plots his happily ever after with a sweet stranger.

  • Interview with Sabrina Darby, Author of The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe

    Sabrina Darby is the author of The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe.  I enjoyed this quirky read, and was delighted when Sabrina agreed to answer some of my questions.  Check out what she has to say:

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

    [Sabrina Darby] From my bio:  I’ve been reading romance since the age of seven and learned my best vocabulary (dulcet, diaphanous, and turgid) from them!

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe?

    [Sabrina Darby] This story was so much fun to write because the premise is basically a mom hiring a mistress for her son.

    The official blurb is:


    A beautiful young woman—preferably one with no connections, who won’t ask too many questions—to spend two weeks in the North of England with an obstinate, aloof, and utterly handsome man.

    Must love dogs, fixing up crumbling castles, and gorgeous and complicated war heroes who may or may not be hiding hearts of gold under their gruff exteriors.

    Must not, under any circumstances, fall in love . . .

    Simpering misses need not apply.

    You can find an excerpt at

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

    [Sabrina Darby] This story actually started as a blog post on, where I was playing with some of the common story elements in historical romance: wounded, war-scarred hero, meddling mother, castle, etc.  It grew into a series of posts and then into a novella.

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Angelina?

    [Sabrina Darby] Ambitious, Determined, Unconventional

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] What are three things John would never have in his pocket?

    [Sabrina Darby] This is a hard one.  John’s definitely the sort of guy who might collect random things if he thought they could be put to good use. Of course, he’s also very neat, so there would be nothing in his pocket by the end of the day. I do think, by the time the story happens, he would likely never have a gun in his pocket.

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] If Angelina had a theme song, what would it be?

    [Sabrina Darby] Just prior to meeting John, I’d say her theme song is the Dar Williams version of Comfortably Numb. 

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

    [Sabrina Darby] Another good question, and hard to pick just a few since there is no doubt that I’m influenced by all of the amazing artists who have come before me. However, for now, I’d say Ani DiFranco, Carole Maso and Magritte.

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

    [Sabrina Darby] Something to write with, something to write on, and a latte. 

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

    [Sabrina Darby] If we’re talking romance, then I’d have to say the last Sarah MacLean book that I read. 

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

    [Sabrina Darby] I can’t remember because I’ve been reading voraciously for as long as I can remember. However, books like Harriet the Spy definitely contributed to my love for writing. 

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

    [Sabrina Darby] In the past, I used to love ballroom dancing and karate. These days, I like going to museums (Los Angeles has some of the best!), traveling and spending time with my husband, family and friends.

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

    [Sabrina Darby] I love when I get to interact with readers! You can find me online at,, or at

    [Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

    You can order The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe from your favorite bookseller, or by clicking the widget below. Available in print and digital (digital is only .99!!)