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Links and eBook Deals on Six Kinsale Historicals

Shopping cart filled with booksFirst: LINKS. Because sometimes the internet is a very silly place, and we want to enjoy it. 

From Becky: pictures from The Most Fabulous Santa Run, which raises money for Vital Bridges. This year's run raised over $7,000 as a few hundred men and women ran in speedos and santa hats. There's a collection at Lakeview Patch, at, and at the Most Fabulous Santa Facebook page.

Sorry, what? Oh – thanks, Becky!  And mad props and big cheers for the Jewish guy! 

Via James: Dalek Christmas Tree?! YES. DALEK TREE


Via Lindsey: I almost put this in the gift guide but someone would have found me just to smack me upside the head.

The Twilight saga fine jewelry collection – “be a part of the love story with jewelry you'll wear and treasure forever.”

To quote Lindsay: “I came across this gem in my email box. I thought it was surprising coming from Bed Bath and Beyond and then I saw the PRICES!!!!!!!”

Aw, yeah. A $3300 diamond replica of Bella's engagement ring. Someone's getting awesome in their stocking this year. 

Ready for book deals? Let's bring it on! 


All Roads Lead to Austen - Amy Smith -

Today's Sourcebooks deal is All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Smith – a nonfiction travel memoir centered on Jane Austen for $2.99: 

With a suitcase full of Jane Austen novels en español, Amy Elizabeth Smith set off on a yearlong Latin American adventure: a traveling book club with Jane. In six unique, unforgettable countries, she gathered book-loving new friends— taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians— to read Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.

Whether sharing rooster beer with Guatemalans, joining the crowd at a Mexican boxing match, feeding a horde of tame iguanas with Ecuadorean children, or tangling with argumentative booksellers in Argentina, Amy came to learn what Austen knew all along: that we're not always speaking the same language— even when we're speaking the same language.

But with true Austen instinct, she could recognize when, unexpectedly, she'd found her own Señor Darcy.

All Roads Lead to Austen celebrates the best of what we love about books and revels in the pleasure of sharing a good book— with good friends.

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And few of Laura Kinsale's books are on sale for $2.99. Back in 2007 Candy did micro-reviews for many of them. It seems that these are being released through a new publisher, and the collection includes a 2-in-1 version of For My Lady's Heart and Shadowheart.


Prince of Midnight - Laura Kinsale

The Prince of Midnight:

Lady Leigh Strachan has dressed as a boy and crossed all of France in search of her family's killer. Her only wish is to be trained to kill by a notorious highwayman, a legend throughout England, so she can avenge their deaths..

The reclusive S.T. Maitland, once known as the Prince of Midnight, is now hiding out in a crumbling castle in France. He is deaf in one ear, suffers from vertigo, and is desperately longing for a woman's company. He seems revoltingly sentimental to the stoic Lady Leigh…

When fate forces them onto a quest together, she discovers the dangerous and vital man behind the reputation, and he finds a way to touch her ice cold heart…

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Seize the Fire - Laura Kinsale

Seize the Fire:

Her Serene Highness Olympia of Oriens longs to return to her tiny, embattled land and lead her people in peace and equality. But with her evil uncle plotting against her, she needs a protector, and Captain Drake seems like the answer to her dreams…

Captain Sheridan Drake has fought his way to acclaim. Now destitute, desperate, and tortured by nightmares of the carnage he's seen, he plans to steal Olympia's jewels as well as her innocence, but is ignited by a passion so intense he can think of nothing but protecting her, even from himself… Without each other, they might not survive, but their love threatens to tear them both apart…

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Note: the trade paperback looks to be on sale for $4.00 as well.



Midsummer Moon - Laura Kinsale

Midsummer Moon:

Ransom Falconer, Duke of Damerell, is sent to see if Merlin Lambourne, the famous inventor, has created a truly magnificent innovation that can be used in the war against Napoleon. What Ransom doesn't realize is that Merlin is a woman, and not everyone wants to see her invention become a reality…

Merlin Lambourne is a brilliant yet slightly eccentric scientist whose dream is to build a flying machine. Nothing can distract her from her goals, and Ransom offers her refuge at his estate–a safe haven to work on her invention undisturbed. But when Merlin's dream puts them both at risk, Ransom must overcome his own fears and realize her invention may be the answer to saving both their lives…

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Uncertain Magic - Laura Kinsale Uncertain Magic:

Roderica Delamore is an heiress and should be a prize catch—except for an embarrassing and magical secret. She has the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her and has never been able to trust anyone as a result.

So she dedicates herself to raising her family’s prize thoroughbreds and resigns herself to a life without romance—until she meets Faelan Savigar, the Earl of Iveragh, a mysterious, roguish Irishman whose thoughts are entirely closed to her unusual perceptions and she discovers that she has finally met the man she has been waiting her whole life to discover.

He is called “the Devil Earl,” and is as enigmatic to everyone else as he turns out to be to Roderica. He is also impoverished, damned in society by dark rumor and innuendo, and, for all she knows he could be a liar, a swindler or worse but his secrets stir her and Roderica is prepared to entrust her life—and her heart—to an enchanting stranger.

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For My Lady's Heart

For My Lady's Heart – 2 books in 1:

In medieval Europe, vows and laws are as inflexible and confining as a suit of armor. For Ruck, a noble and honest knight, those rules provide an unwavering path. Even as his wife leaves him for the Church, taking his money and his steed, Ruck’s life is one of devotion and mission.

For the beautiful widow, Princess Melanthe, those same laws and traditions conspire to consume her land and her independence. Her husband’s death has left her kingdom an inviting target for neighboring territories. Where Ruck sees a clear path, Melanthe must navigate through twisting alleyways, using shrewd deceit and devious strategy.

Can these two help each other overcome the powers conspiring against them? Will the passion in their hearts escape the constraints of their station? Is devotion enough?

With her classic romance FOR MY LADY’S HEART, author Laura Kinsale has crafted a rich, sensual portrait of life during the Middle Ages. And, now for the first time, readers can choose between two versions of the story. Both are included in this same ebook.

The first is the original published novel filled with authentic Middle English dialogue and deep period detail. The second (included only here in the ebook version) had been painstakingly reworked by the author to include a tighter read and more modern words for dialogue. Whichever you decide to read, you’ll be richly rewarded with a story of love and honor for the ages.

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Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale


14th-century Europe is a vicious place, awash with murky alliances and political maneuvering. As the bastard son of the Navona family, Allegreto seeks to claim his rightful place in the Italian principality of his birth. When his standard tools of deception and murder prove unable to complete the task, Allegretto must take a bride–the lovely and innocent Lady Elena, the princess of Monteverde–by force. Soon it becomes clear that Fate has brought these two close–but it is a dangerous passion that binds them together.

As Allegreto and Elena journey to Italy, will they be safe from her jealous fiancé? Or from their own dangerous desires? Filled with rich, historical language and period detail, SHADOWHEART lays out a tale of intense passion and shifting power that will leave its readers breathless.

Now, for the first time, readers can choose between two versions of the story. Both are included in this same ebook. The first is the original published novel filled with authentic Middle English language in dialogue and deep period detail. The second (included only here in the ebook version) presents a condensed version, for readers who prefer a tighter read and more modern words for dialogue.

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  1. 1
    Joonces says:

    You just made me buy 6 books.

    I hope you’re happy.

  2. 2
    Tam says:


    As a one-time scholar of Middle English romance, I have a terrible feeling that this is going to result in my eyeballs bleeding.

  3. 3
    CK says:

    Twilight jewelry or Dalek Christmas tree? Hmmmm, tough choice. Not really. EXTERMINATE!!!! :)

  4. 4
    Elizabeth Houston says:

    Horrible, horrible, terrible covers on the Kinsale books. If you’re going for awful, at least smother it in awesome-sauce. Intern-learning-how-to-use-photoshop is not an acceptable cover choice.

  5. 5

    Hmm. The Twitlight jewelry is ridiculously overpriced and I have an aesthetic objection to wearing movie replicas, but… I kind of like the engagement ring/whatever that pearl ring thing is. I didn’t think they were hideous. God, I feel ashamed just admitting that. Maybe I wouldn’t have been surprised if I had actually watched the movies.

    Of course, when I saw the “wolf pack” paraphernalia, all I could think of was the One Man Wolf Pack, which is probably not what the designers intended.

  6. 6
    SB Sarah says:

    I liked the pearl ring too – I have one that’s very similar. But the $3300 replica, that just made me go 0_0.

  7. 7
    Laura Kinsale says:

    Smartbitches, I love you. ;)

    Joonces, I dunno about them, but I hope YOU’RE happy. (I am!)

    Tam, you are quite right, if you go by the blurb and expect “authentic” Middle English, you’ll be pissed off.  Let’s call it “knock-off” Middle English. ;)  And there really isn’t all that much of it.  But it’s sorta kinda famous as the only romance around where the hero says, “My lady, thou art lickerous.” ;P

    Elizabeth, I always have bad covers! It’s kind of my M.O. from all the way back in the Fabio days. I’ll admit that I designed those covers and had a lot of fun doing it, but now I look at them and agree with you.  However, I will DEFEND the hedgehog cover to the death!  It’s great and all the bloggers and reviewers out there can gasp about me being an author behaving, but the HEDGEHOG IN THE HERO’S POCKET STAYS.  *snarl* So there. :)

    SBSarah, thank you for this post, I appreciate it so much.

  8. 8
    Tam says:

    I won’t hold the blurb against you then!

    I missed the hedgehog cover entirely – he’s very sweet!  Please tell me there isn’t a subplot involving traditional gypsy cuisine. 

  9. 9
    Ros says:

    Laura, the images are great, especially the cute hedgehog. I’d get someone else to sort out the typography for you. That’s the bit which instantly screams ‘self-published’ to me.

  10. 10
    Lenorej says:

    Ho. Ho. Ho. I just bought me some Christmas reading.  And, as far as I’m concerned, the hedgehog sealed the deal. Pure marketing genius, Laura!

  11. 11

    I’m loving those first three covers.

  12. 12
    Joonces says:

    Well yes, poorer, but happy. ;-)

    And it’s not like I didn’t buy them the first go round, but having them parked on the Kindle for instant re-read was irresistible.

  13. 13
    Sandy L says:

    I bought “All Roads Lead to Jane Austen” from Barnes & Noble for free. It was one of their “Free Friday” books. I don’t know if it is still free.

  14. 14
    AnnC says:

    The other links may be fine, but Kobo has not priced the books at $2.99 as of this moment…

  15. 15
    MissB2U says:

    I haven’t made it to the book links yet, I’m still stuck on the Santa Run…

  16. 16
    MissB2U says:

    I like the 2nd and 3rd covers – nice change from the half faced heroine in a ballgown look that seems to permeate romance these days.  The hedgehog is adorable!

  17. 17
    sweetsiouxsie says:

    I love your books!!! I learned about them on this sight. I keep recommending them to others. I hope you have something in the works. It ‘s been a while since “Lessons in French” came out.

  18. 18
    K8899 says:

    The copy of the engagement ring (the one with lots of little diamond things) looks better made than the original. I’m still not buying it at any price, I think it’s hideous (allegedly Meyer helped design it).

  19. 19
    pisceschick says:

    All of these sales are going to get me in trouble!  WHYYY do they have to be doing them NOW, when I’m trying to buy stuff for OTHER people?!?!  :P

    That jewelry is…  something else.  I’m not much of a fan of it in general, but wow.

  20. 20
    pisceschick says:

    “My lady, thou art lickerous.”

    Hahaha!  I’ll have to check that out…

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