Summer Reads & Contest

Happy August!

The last month of summer is upon us! Time to sit back and enjoy one of our Summer Reads. Pull up a lawn chair, pour a glass of iced tea, and download a historical romance.


Before summer is done, dive into some fabulous historical romances.


Summer Reads!

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Nothing is more painful than rejection—particularly when completely naked.

Thrown together by necessity, united by love, Melissa and Sebastian must unravel a murderous scheme threatening to tear them apart.

With an orphaned baby girl in his arms, he's ready to forget Iraq and embrace love.

Jake could live off crumbs from Lady Olivia's table.

For Now

Eventually, he would have the whole cake.


Lady Honor MacAllister can heal everything but a broken heart . . .

She's a lady of quality shunned by society. He's a future duke determined to renounce his inheritance. They are bonded by an old secret and reunited to keep another. But in trying to save others' lives, have they put their own in danger?

What’s in a name? Caden, the Laird of the Mackay’s, hates all Sutherlands. Or so he believes, until Ariel and her dog Scruffy challenge his convictions.

Can a bitter, distrusting Wyoming rancher overlook and trust the love of a woman who hides her past?


End of Summer Contest!

In honor of the end of summer, The Ladies of the Muse are running a quick contest!


What is your favorite summer food?


What to Win a $20 Amazon Card?


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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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