Summer Reads & Contest

Happy October!

It’s the spooky time of year! We’re well into Fall now, and looking forward to Halloween, with its ghosts, goblins, and jack-o-lanterns. The shorter, cooler days and longer nights are perfect for settling into a comfy armchair with a warm blanket, a cup of tea or hot, spicy cider, and a great romance.  

New Release

Barbara Monajem has a novella duet, Yuletide Nights, in the just-released anthology Once Upon A Christmas Kiss. 9 novellas for 99 cents!

Book One, The Reluctant Seductress: Forced to work as a spy due to her mysterious seductive powers, Lettice Raleigh emerges from the war with her virginity intact and her reputation in tatters. She hasn’t a hope of marrying—but she doesn’t reckon with the very proper Lord Hadrian Oakenhurst, who has one besetting sin: curiosity.

Book Two, Love at First Dance: Sir Colwyn North’s uncanny skill as a lover made him an excellent spy—but it also gave him the worst of reputations. His only hope of winning the hand of the very proper Lady Jane Dew is to trick her into marriage. By way of seduction. While in disguise.

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Wolf's Castle is FREE! from October 18th - 20th.

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WOLF'S CASTLE is a quick romantic read with a little bit of everything: betrayal, heartbreak, secrets, lies,romance and a little sex. If you are a fan of the historical Scottish romance where the leading man is reluctant to fall in love and struggles with his own demons, then Wolf's Castle is an ideal read for a lazy afternoon. - The Reading Cafe


The Perfect Duke is FREE from October 17 - 19.

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Known as The Marble Duke amongst the Ton, Garret Weston, the Duke of Kendal sets himself apart from his peers. Nothing will hinder his guilt-driven attempt to become a perfect duke.  Nothing that is, save the alluring and imaginative betrothed he’d thought dead. His intended believes-of all things-that she is a Vicar’s daughter. The “perfect” duke needs a “perfect” duchess, but how was he to discern her suitability? Employing her as a governess to his niece seemed like an ideal solution. But whose “suitability” is being tested? His betrothed refuses to see he is beyond redemption. And most grievous of all, she stirs his blood, making him forget what’s important.

Cara believes fairy tales really can come true, until she meets the unrelenting and arrogant Duke of Kendal. He looks like a Prince, but acts like a Beast. Why must he challenge her at every turn? Her greatest peril is her attraction to the vulnerable, seductive man behind the title. A match between them would be impossible. But can she show him, without losing her heart that “perfect” is in the eye of the beholder?


October Giveaway!


DeAnn Smallwood is giving away a paperback of KADE, the first book in her Wyoming Brothers series. To enter, click here, read the blurb of Kade, and answer this question: What lie of omission did Hope keep from Kade? Send your answer to DeAnn at for a chance to win.

Contest deadline: Midnight on October 31, 2018 (PST). Winner will be announced in the first week of November, 2018. 

To celebrate its 1st birthday, Sofie Darling is giving away 3 signed copies of Three Lessons in Seduction! Click on the link below to enter the contest and good luck! But hurry, hurry! This contest ends October 6th.

Sofie Darling's Giveaway

And The Winner Is . . .

The winner of Michelle Jean Marie's contest is Joana E. She will receive a free copy of Tempting Passion. Congrats, Joana!



"This is one smooth, wholly satisfying, too-compelling-not-to-finish-in-one-sitting book ... Sofie Darling delivers another unpredictable, intelligent and moving must-read." - USA Today HEA

"Tempted by the Viscount is a wonderful story of unexpected desire that will have you turning the pages and not wanting the story to end! I really enjoyed this second book by Sofie Darling and cannot wait for the next!!!" - Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick

"A captivating book filled with surprising twists and turns ... I was spellbound by Darling's words and enjoyed her gorgeous vivid descriptions ... Tempted by the Viscount definitely tempted me, it's a fantastic romantic book that put a big smile on my face from beginning to end." - With Love for Books

"Another great read in this series. Curious as to what we'll see next! Five suns!" - Up 'Til Dawn Book Blog


Meet the Authors

The Ladies of the Muse is a group of historical romance authors. To explore the author's Amazon page, click on their picture.

Michelle Jean Marie
Barbara Monajem
Dawn Ireland
Cari Davis
Madelyn Hill
DeAnn Smallwood
Sofie Darling

The Books

Ladies of the Muse are toiling away writing more romances to share with you. In the meantime, why not browse through some historical romances which are already published?

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“The author gives you a mystery that may end up in love. I loved this story and the whole journey with Sebastian and Melissa.” – Night Owl Reviews (4.5 out of 5 star Top Pick)

“Great tension throughout, a satisfying romance plot, good pacing, and plenty of adventure. A ripping good read.” – Amazon reader review

"I love historical romance novels and Fools Gold did not disappoint!" – Amazon reader review

Coming Soon!

Release Date: September 12th!

When a Stoic earl quite unceremoniously meets a quirky and unpredictable young woman, he isn't quite sure what to make of her. Is she just what he needs in a match, despite his protests otherwise?

What readers are saying:


Enjoyable Read!

Will read more from Smallwood!

"I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful tale and highly recommend it to all who enjoy a true regency romance. This is a story that I'll be reading again." The Reading Lady

"What do you get when aspects of a number of well known fairy tales mix it up with a Georgian period romance? You get an entertaining read entitled The Perfect Duke." Amazon Review

A real treat! --Cheryl Bolen, NY Times Bestselling Author

A hero who is not what he seems, a heroine who sees all that he is, and a love that defies all. A story full of heartache, tension, and of course love. --Bronwen Evans, USA Today Bestselling Author

Ms. Hill spins her magic to make this a wonderful happily ever after - Best Selling Author Elizabeth St. Michel


"There is some mystery, and layers of deceit, and a heap of romance. The characters are well developed, and the author did a good job giving strength to Hope,but also giving her vulnerability and heart to keep her believable and likable."

4 STARS Uncaged Reviews

Darling doesn't disappoint . . . Absolutely an author to watch." - USA Today Happy Ever After
"If True Lies and Mr. and Mrs. Smith had a cousin it would be Darling's sizzling spy thriller. Darling invigorates the classic lessons-in-love trope with delightful characters, plenty of intrigue, suspense and heated sexuality that may have some readers turning on the air conditioner!" - RT Book Reviews

"This story of intrigue and second chances will have you turning the pages quickly until the end. For a first book from this author, there is a lot of promise for books to come and I personally cannot wait!"- Night Owl Reviews

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