May Flowers!

Hi !

Happy May! While summer remains my favorite season, there is something about the promise of what is to come and the blossoming of all around us that is so lovely.

We have now been in our new house for a month, which I can hardly believe, but we are finally settling in. All I need to do now is put some paintings on the walls and it will truly feel like home. We spend so much time in our yard now, as that was one thing we didn’t have before -- a big yard, which we always longed for. There is some green space behind with many rabbits for our dog to bark at!

I was slightly derailed from work last week when I came down with a bit of a cold (toddlers and daycare colds -- what do you do?), but I’m back on track and so excited about what’s coming soon!

A Duke for Daisy was released at the end of April, and I’m so excited by the response it has received! Here is a snippet from one Amazon reviewer: “The characters are authentic, believable and so realistic with depth and traits that blend and play off one another perfectly. The scenes are so graphic and detailed it paints a fantastic backdrop that really makes the storyline pop. Incredible job Ellie, thanks for sharing this little gem with us.”

Coming up next is Lady of Providence, the third book in my Unconventional Ladies series! I know many of you have greatly anticipated Elizabeth’s story, and it will be here May 28th! If you’d like to buy it for 99 cents, now is the time as it is currently on pre-order.

As always, I have included sales and new releases from many of my author friends! New is the steaminess rating, as I had a couple of requests for this. They can be subjective, so please use them as a guide, and as always, double check the description page and price.

With love,

Ellie

Historical Fun Fact

Let me tell you all about towels during the Regency era! Yes, towels. They play an important role in one of the first meetings between our hero and heroine in A Duke for Daisy, though I won't spoil the fun by telling you about it. Towels, as we think of them, were likely a Turkish invention from the 1700s, as they drew on their weaving expertise to create them. Of course, towels weren't exactly in as high demand as they are today, as people did not bathe nearly as often. By the Regency era, a towel was not the absorbent terry cloth it is today of course; no, it was hand-woven, plain-woven natural linen. There were some colored, patterned hand and face towels that one would find next to a lady's washbasin. It wasn't until the late 19th century that terry cloth became popular, and towels could be mass produced in weaving factories.

Weekly Reads

The Marriage of Time

By Mariah Stone


She's on the run. He has a Viking vendetta. When they unite through history, will they find doom or destiny?

Steaminess: 4/5

A Holiday Code for Love

By Jacki Delecki

 

Tis the Season of love and hope, spies and intrigue, when a Christmas house party becomes a covert operation to trap a French spy. Can Abbie and Jack continue the charade of hosting the perfect holiday party as danger, treachery, and treason swirl in the ballroom?

Steaminess: 3/5

Abandoned and Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife

By Bree Wolf


When Henrietta is married off to Connor Brunwood, Marquis of Rodridge, she’s determined to hate the Scotsman. Can she learn to look past her prejudices and find love?

Steaminess: 1/5

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A New Home for the Duke

By Rose Pearson
After finishing his duties overseas, the Duke of Carrington is free to return home, though the duty he has to his remaining family feels like an insurmountable weight. Lucky for him, Miss Jenny Edgington isn’t going anywhere. And it might be that the woman who is keeping his family together just might be the one to help him heal too.

Steaminess: 1/5

The Heiress

By Laura Beers 

After the death of his father, Nicholas, Duke of Blackbourne, begrudgingly left behind his distinguished naval career to assume his proper role in Society, where he discovers he has inherited an 18-year-old ward. Heiress Penelope Foster's only goal is to avoid the duke and the dreaded marriage mart until she meets her majority. 

Steaminess: 1/5

Lady at Last

By Annabelle Anders


After witnessing the miracle of birth, self-determined spinster Miss Penelope Crone is having second thoughts about swearing off marriage. She wants – no, she needs – to experience the blessed event herself. Dear God, she’s practically thirty! Time is running out!

Steaminess: 3/5

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Sugar Moon

By Jennifer Hallock


Steamy friends-to-lovers historical (1905) about a wounded warrior from the Philippine-American War and the tenacious, ambitious schoolteacher who gets him to confront his past. Includes baseball courtship, light femdom, and second-act suspense.

Steaminess: 5/5

Second Chance Love: A Regency Romance Set

By Annabelle Anders & more

A Second Chance…a do-over? These ladies are not the young naïve girls they once were. Now they are WOMEN who know the value of love, who have faced challenges and aren’t afraid to seek what they want.

Steaminess: 3/5

Lords of London - Books 1-3

By Tamara Gill 


Dive into these charming historical romances! In this three-book bundle, widow Darcy sets out to seduce a rule-loving duke, Cecilia's world collides with a roguish marquess, and Katherine strikes a deal with an unlucky earl.

Steaminess: 4/5

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Noire

By Emmanuelle de Maupassant 


Travel through 19th century London and Italy in this darkly Gothic erotic romance, recommended by Stylist magazine.

Steaminess: 5/5, Lots of spice!

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