Top Ten: Marriage of Convenience Regency Romances

One of my favorite romance tropes (especially if comedy) is the marriage/engagement of convenience.  I haven’t analyzed why I love it very deeply, but my instinct tells me its a delight in the absurd about two people forced together who end up falling in love (because, of course, its romance and there has to be a HEA). This plot is perhaps most believable in the … Expand

Jess Michaels: Everything Forbidden

Jess Michaels, (also known as Jenna Petersen) steams up the pages with Everything Forbidden.  Almost from the first page, the erotic meter sings into overdrive with hot action. This is not just a sensual journey, though.  Michaels has layered strong character arcs, smart inner conflict, and a beautiful love story.  The central question her story raises is whether passion and love can co-exist. Here is … Expand

Jenna Petersen: Almost a Spinster

Jenna Petersen’s ebook exclusive Almost a Spinster is a collection of three novellas that were part of her “You Tell Me A Story” online interactive choose-your-own-adventure-esque event. Here are the plots: In “Her Every Desire” Lady Jane asks her old friend Wesley to do a favor for her, seduce the fiance of the man she believes she loves. Instead he proposes that they pretend to … Expand

Top Ten Spring Hist-Ro Reads (in ebook form)

Must have oldies but goodies and new on the shelves hist-ro reads to get you in the mood for spring! The Gamekeeper’s Lady by Ann Lethbridge On sale date: Apr 1, 2011…this one sounds perfect for days indoors with the rain beating down, longing to get outside!  A natural aristro’s daughter and a bad boy Lord ala gamekeeper–hot!  Anything close to Lady Chatterly’s Lover gets a thumbs up in … Expand