The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley is $1.99 today! This is an older Kearsley title, originally published in 1995, I believe, and features the hallmarks of her novels: parallel storylines in the present and past, a mystery, and some romance. This book has a 3.67 star average on GR, and while some readers adored it, others felt the mix of history and contemporary plot was out of balance. I know some of you are huge Kearsley fans, though, and as her books are usually very expensive in digital format, a $1.99 sale is always worth mentioning!
Chinon-chateau of legend, steeped in the history of France and England. It is to Chinon that Emily goes on a long-awaited holiday, to meet her charming but unreliable cousin, Harry. Harry wanted to explore the old town and the castle, where Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, had withstood the siege of Chinon many centuries ago, and where, according to legend, she hid her casket of jewels.
But when Emily arrives at her hotel she finds that Harry has disappeared, and as she tries to find him she becomes involved with some of the other guests and learns of a mystery dating from the German occupation during the Second World War. Another Isabelle, a chambermaid at the hotel, fell in love with a German soldier, with tragic results.
Emily becomes increasingly aware of strange tensions, old enmities and new loves; as she explores the city, with its labyrinthine dungeons and tunnels and its ancient secrets, she comes ever closer to the mystery of what happened to both the Isabelles of Chinon's history.
RECOMMENDED: The Perils of Pleasure is book one of the Pennyroyal Green series, and it is $2.99 at Amazon, and $4.99 elsewhere (yo, price matching fairies!). It's Colin's story – and you see and hear from or about him throughout most of the series. That's a good thing. This is a terrific historical series, and worth reading – and I've read them out of order, so if you want to do so, no harm no foul.
A rescued rogue…
Scandal has rocked the city of London. Colin Eversea, a handsome, reckless unapologetic rogue is sentenced to hang for murder and, inconveniently for him, the only witness to the crime disappears. Then again, throughout history, the Everseas have always managed to cheat fate in style: Colin is snatched from the gallows by a beautiful, clever mercenary.
A captivating captor…
Cool-headed, daring Madeleine Greenway is immune to Colin's vaunted charm. Her mission is not to rescue Colin but to kidnap him, and to be paid handsomely for it. But when it becomes clear that whoever wants Colin alive wants Madeline dead, the two become uneasy allies in a deadly race for truth. Together, they'll face great danger—and a passion neither can resist.
Confessions of a Viscount by Shirley Karr is .99c. I think his first confession will be, “I like big hair, and I cannot lie.” Which would make for an interesting first chapter, now that I think about it, because dude, that is a lot of hair on that cover. This is a historical romance about a female spy and a lord who ends up in a compromising position and must do the right thing. And also buy barrels of hair product, I'm assuming.
The Naked Truth . . .
Alistair, Viscount Moncreiffe, must confess: He is thoroughly bored with the proper ladies of the ton. The rogue longs for an adventurous beauty who will make his world more . . . interesting. So Alistair is delighted when fiery, fearless Charlotte Parnell literally drops into his arms—and he's quick to tender a marriage proposal when they are discovered in this scandalous position.
Better a Spy Than a Bride . . .
Charlotte wishes to continue spying for the Crown alongside her brother, who thinks she should marry instead. Now she's determined to solve a most important and dangerous case before he does. But a misstep on a London rooftop has landed her in Viscount Moncreiffe's embrace—and she is intrigued by the handsome rake's offer of matrimony. With a fiancé by her side, she'll arouse fewer suspicions—and she'll end the engagement once her mission is completed. But will Alistair's disarming passion inspire Charlotte to uncover the most astonishing secret of all: the love hidden deep in her heart?
Tempted by His Touch: A Limited Edition Boxed Set of Dukes, Rogues, & Alpha Heroes is a boxed set of ten historical romances from assorted authors, is .99 right now. The plots feature familiar tropes remixed, such as a heroine in love with her brother's best friend (Lady of Pleasure), or a wealthy independent widow looking for friends-with-benefits (Once Upon a Duke ). I interviewed author Delilah Marvelle in 2013 about the self-publication of Lady of Pleasure, if it seems familiar.
~Includes exclusive material! Titles have over 200 5-star reviews on Amazon~
Scoundrel Ever After by Darcy Burke – Once upon a time there was a very bad boy who met a very nice girl….
Lady of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle (RT Award-winning author) – Educating a man in the art of love takes time. Lots of it.
Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson (RITA nominated author) – Passion and secrets simmer against the glittering backdrop of 19th century musical celebrity.
To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield by Bronwen Evans (USA Today Bestselling author) – What's a lady to do when a notorious rake wins her estate in a game of cards?
Undone by Lila DiPasqua – One steamy, emotionally charged retelling of Rapunzel…Rescuing this beauty from the 'tower' is only the beginning…
The Problem with Seduction by Emma Locke – Elizabeth Spencer needs a man. She doesn't need to like him–because while she needs a man, she doesn't particularly want one.
A Dangerous Invitation by Erica Monroe – Daniel O'Reilly returns to win back Kate Morgan's heart and prove he's innocent of murder.
Once Upon a Duke by Eva Devon – A widow looking to get seduced. A duke more than willing to oblige.
Great & Unfortunate Desires by Gina Danna – A marquis with a guilty past takes a bride in a world where love is fatal.
Dark Surrender By Erica Ridley – Trapped in darkness…. Their passion burns bright!