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Books on Sale: Historical Romances—Including Lorraine Heath as a KDD!

Book Lord of Wicked Intentions

 

Hot dog, y'all! Lorraine Heath's Lord of Wicked Intentions is a KDD today at $1.99! I don't see any price matching but I'm hoping other retailers drop the price today, too. 

Lord of Wicked Intentions is book 3 in her Lost Lords of Pembroke series. The novella that comes between book 2 and this one, Deck the Halls with Love is $1.99 right now, too. Lord of Wicked Intentions has a 4-star average on GR, and really, if you like historical romance and haven't read Lorraine Heath, grab this one and read happily. 

As I mentioned last week, Lorraine Heath was the subject of a guest post love letter from Jessie Edwards earlier this year, and is cited by many as an unsung master of historical romance. This novella is part of her Lost Lords of Pembroke series, beginning with She Tempts the Duke

Only one woman can break through his heart of stone…

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright…

Lord Rafe Easton may be of noble blood, but survival taught him to rely only on himself and to love no one. Yet when he sets his eyes on Miss Evelyn Chambers, and earl's illegitimate daughter, he is determined to have her, if only as his mistress.

After her father's death, Evelyn Chambers never imagined she would be sold to the highest bidder, yet circumstances give her little choice except to accept the lord's indecent proposal. Rafe is wealthy, as well as ruthless. Yet his coldness belies deep passion and deeper secrets. If she must be his, Evelyn intends to lay bare everything the Lord of Pembrook is hiding. But dark discoveries threaten to destroy them both until unexpected love guides the last lost lord home.

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Book When You Wish Upon A Duke


When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford is .99c right now. This is the first book in her Wylder Sisters series, and is about an arranged marriage. (Also: I really dislike the cutesey titles, and if the Disney song is stuck in your head now, too, I'm sorry about that.) 

Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn’t care one bit about well-bred decorum. The dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty would rather ride a horse than attend a stuffy ball. So when Charlotte learns that she is to leave immediately for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted with her arranged marriage.

But to her delight, their first encounters are brazenly flirtatious, and their wedding night burns with passion. March’s broad shoulders and dark countenance make Charlotte want to rip every button off his waistcoast. She may even be falling in love with her new husband. Yet whenever their desire boils over, March reluctantly pushes Charlotte away. Will past secrets and present misunderstandings mire their marriage in scandal, or serve to strengthen a bond that is destined to last a lifetime? 

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 Book Scandal Wears SatinScandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase is only $2.99 right now. This is the second book in her Dressmakers series, and it has a 3.85 star average at GoodReads. Chase is one of the best historical writers I've read, ever.

 From the Journals of Sophia Noirot: A dress is a weapon. It must dazzle his eye, raise his temperature . . . and empty his purse.

A blue-eyed innocent on the outside and a shark on the inside, dressmaker Sophy Noirot could sell sand to Bedouins. Selling Maison Noirot's beautiful designs to aristocratic ladies is a little harder, especially since a recent family scandal has made an enemy of one of society's fashion leaders.

Turning scandal to the shop's advantage requires every iota of Sophy's skills, leaving her little patience for a big, reckless rake like the Earl of Longmore. The gorgeous lummox can't keep more than one idea in his head at a time, and his idea is taking off all of Sophy's clothes.

But when Longmore's sister, Noirot's wealthiest, favorite customer, runs away, Sophy can't let him bumble after her on his own. In hot pursuit with the one man who tempts her beyond reason, she finds desire has never slipped on so smoothly . . .

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Book The Windflower

This isn't a deal, but you can pre-order The Windflower in digital and print format now. This book has been one of the most difficult to find classic historical romances, and it's a story many, many readers love to talk about at length. It has also never, to my knowledge, had a cover that came close to “good,” and still doesn't. It's never been available legitimately in digital format before, and has been out of print for awhile, too. It will be released in April 2014. Thank you to Liz W. for the heads up about the pre-order!  

The classic tale of passion on the high seas, available in print for the first time in 20 years . . .

Merry Wilding is a lady of breeding, of innocence, and of breathtaking beauty. With high hopes for a holiday in England, she sets sail from New York-but the tide of her life is destined to turn. Mistakenly swept aboard an infamous pirate ship, Merry finds herself at the mercy of a wicked crew . . . and one sinfully handsome pirate. Soon she's spending her days yearning for escape, and her nights learning the pleasures of captivity.

Devon Crandall believes Merry is in league with his greatest enemy. He's determined to slowly urge her secrets from her. But along the way, he discovers her beautifully unbreakable spirit . . . and a desire unlike any he's ever known. She is hiding something from him, and yet, each day that passes brings her deeper into his heart. When fierce arguments give way to fiercer passion, can a pirate learn to love a woman? Or will true love be lost at sea? 

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  1. 1
    Ellie says:

    You mean this doesn’t qualify as close to good? The levitating pirate flag attached to absolutely nothing, the swooping gull of virginity (or maybe it is the stork; one never knows with these Old Skool romances), the fact that our heroine, rather than appearing overcome by lust, seems jaundiced and mere seconds away from violent illness and imminent collapse? 
    http://www.catinbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/windflower1.jpg

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    Ellie says:

    Don’t be fooled by my above snarkiness. I am SOUPER EGGSITED about this, having heard about it for years without having read it.

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    CarrieS says:

    OMG Windflower FTW!

    worst cover ever. EVER.  What – no dennis the pig?  I feel robbed.

  4. 4
    CarrieS says:

    OMG you guys THIS COVER – click if you dare!

    http://www.catinbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/windflower1.jpg

    THe pink!  I’m blinded!

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    Chris Z says:

    How many times have I reached back to undo my ball gown when I realized that I needed a button hook? Oh, and another person.  I just can’t stop laughing.  There is nothing wrong with either the cover for Scandal Wears Satin or Lord of Wicked Intentions, but I just can’t help but think that their arms are going to hurt!

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    Lindsay says:

    Aaaaaugh that song DID get stuck in my head the second I read the title!

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