Saturday, August 4, 2012

Upcoming Historical Romances

I don't read nearly as many historical romances as I like to, there just isn't enough time!  But here are three that are on my list.

The next installment of Tessa Dare's wonderful Spindle Cove series comes out in a few short weeks!  I really love this series and would highly recommend it.

A Lady by Midnight ~ August 28

A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making...

After years of fending for herself, Kate Taylor found friendship and acceptance in Spindle Cove--but she never stopped yearning for love. The very last place she'd look for it is in the arms of Corporal Thorne. The militia commander is as stone cold as he is brutally handsome. But when mysterious strangers come searching for Kate, Thorne steps forward as her fiance. He claims to have only Kate's safety in mind. So why is there smoldering passion in his kiss?

Long ago, Samuel Thorne devoted his life to guarding Kate’s happiness. He wants what's best for her, and he knows it's not marriage to a man like him. To outlast their temporary engagement, he must keep his hands off her tempting body and lock her warm smiles out of his withered heart. It's the toughest battle of this hardened warrior's life...and the first he seems destined to lose.

Carolyn Jewel's second book in her historical series in which I love the covers and the blurbs have me intrigued. 

Not Proper Enough ~ September 4

The Marquess of Fenris has loved Lady Eugenia from the day he first set eyes on her. Five years ago, pride caused him to earn her enmity. Now she’s widowed, and he’s determined to make amends and win her heart. But with their near explosive attraction, can he resist his desire long enough to court her properly?

After the death of her beloved husband, Lady Eugenia Bryant has come to London to build a new life. Despite the gift of a medallion said to have the power to unite the wearer with her perfect match, Eugenia believes she won’t love again. And yet, amid the social whirl of chaperoning a young friend through her first Season, she finds a second chance at happiness.

Unfortunately, the Marquess of Fenris threatens her newfound peace. Eugenia dislikes the man, but the handsome and wealthy heir to a dukedom is more charming than he has a right to be. Constantly underfoot, the rogue disturbs her heart, alternately delighting and scandalizing her. And when their relationship takes a highly improper turn, Eugenia must decide if the wrong man isn’t the right one after all.

Lorraine Heath's second book in her Lost Lords of Pembrook trilogy.  I still have the first book on my TBR pile but that won't stop me from adding this one!

Lord of Temptation ~ September 25 

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright.
Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton—now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all that will change when exquisite Lady Anne Hayworth hires his protection on a trip into danger and seduction. . .

Desperation brought Anne to the bronzed, blue-eyed buccaneer. But after the Captain demands a kiss as his payment, desire will keep her at his side. She has never known temptation like this—but to protect her heart, she knows she must leave him behind. Yet Tristan cannot easily forget the beauty—and when they meet again in a London ballroom, he vows he won't lose her a second time, as fiery passion reignited takes them into uncharted waters that could lead the second lost lord home.

What future historical romances should I add to my list?


  1. Leslie, I think I still have the first book in the Heath trilogy in my TBR too! I forgot about this series. OMG! Thanks for the reminder. :D

    And Carolyn Jewel... I have GOT to read another book by her. She is so good.

  2. Ohhh, Lord of Temptation is definitively on my TBB list! I love the cover :P

    Hmmm, is it me or there aren't that many historical romances in the next two months. On my list, I have the Eloisa James which I'll get depending on reviews. Also, in September, definitively Ruined by Moonlight by Emma Wildes :P And that's pretty much it for now LOL.

  3. Hils ~ I need to catch up with the Heath books before I get too far behind!

    Nath ~ You read more historicals than me so I'm surprised that's all you have on your list. It should pick up closer to the holidays, that seems like a popular time for historical romance releases.

  4. I know, but I also tend to be picky on historical authors. Sigh, I've just become pickier and pickier... The thing is, I only started reading historical recently, so I had backlists to read... Now, not so much.

  5. I need to catch up with Tessa Dare's Spindle Cover series. I think I might be two books behind already! How does that happen so quickly?!