Thursday

Wayback Machine Project: B is for Mary Balogh

July 14, 2022
 
https://marybalogh.com/
Well that was a thrill! I finished Queen Balogh’s Bedwyn series: One Night for Love, 1999, A Summer to Remember (2002), Slightly Married (2003), Slightly Wicked (2003), Slightly Scandalous (2003), Slightly Tempted (2003), Slightly Sinful (2004), and Slightly Dangerous (2004). Even with all the angst in these stories, it was great to check back in with a masterful writer. If you haven’t read any of these books, you really need to. I did a previous review on the Bedwyn/Slightly series, and I haven’t changed my mind. If there was anything which changed since the last time, it would have been Freyja’s habit of punching the hero. I now look at that as abuse. As I did the last time, I liked Slightly Dangerous the best! 

There are also two books which are sort of connected to the Bedwyn series: One Night of Love (1999) and A Summer to Remember (2002). One Night of Love is the story of Neville Wyatt, Earl of Kilbourne, and Lily. This story is about Neville and Lily marrying before a battle in Portugal, and him thinking she died. Guess what, she didn’t. He is about to wed another woman, when she shows up at the church. Surprise! Good story, filled with the standard amount of Balogh angst. And, the connection to the Bedwyn’s is: the bride who Neville leaves at the altar, Lauren Edgeworth.

Lauren Edgeworth is a bit of a stick, so she is a bit humiliated. But wait, she gets her own story. She is saved from a life of being a stick by Kit Butler. In A Summer to Remember, Kit Butler, Viscount Ravensberg is being forced to marry his childhood friend Freyja Bedwyn. Well he doesn’t want to, so he develops a plan – a Romanceland Plan…the dreaded fake fiancĂ©e. He persuades Lauren to go along with his plan. What does she get out of it? She wants a summer of passion and adventure. After the summer is over, she will break the engagement. This theme is then repeated in Freyja’s story. Even though the fake engagement theme is repeated, Ms. Balogh handles both differently. I did like A Summer to Remember better than One Night of Love, but I do recommend both reads. - B

Wednesday

Holy Lemon Meringue Pie!! Upcoming Historical Romance!!!!

Authors with an asterisk*, I'm picking up! Authors with **asterisks have either fallen off my radar or new to me, and I'm might read them this time around. Release dates mostly between July 15, 2022 and August 14, 2022. For more Upcoming Releases that aren't historical see HEY DELIA!!
 
Series indicates a series, spin-off, sequel, trilogy, brother/sister, secret society/spies, good friends who attended Oxford/Eton, vampire/werewolf - anything that has something continuing - even if written 20 years ago. Anthology/novella/short stories could be an anthology or a bunch of books in one print or novella - one tiny book or an anthology with a bunch of novellas - could be a short stories by one author, could be short stories by multiple authors - could be - I'm getting a headache. Ebook, only sold electronically for now. Debut - congratulations!

By the way, it is not my fault if a publisher changes the release dates - just so you know, they do not consult me. Let me also add this warning - since I am now using different sources, I am finding that one person's genre isn't necessarily another persons - sorry if your book is in the wrong genre.
 
Historical Romance


Anna Harrington
http://www.annaharringtonbooks.com/
A Remarkable Rogue
Lords of the Armory series
July 26


Anne Gracie*
http://www.annegracie.com
The Rake's Daughter
Brides of Bellaire Gardens series
July 26


Bronwyn Scott
http://bronwynswriting.blogspot.com/
The Bluestocking's Whirlwind Liaison
July 26


Caitlin Crews
http://www.caitlincrews.com
The Viking's Runaway Concubine
July 26


Carole Mortimer
http://www.carolemortimer.co.uk
The Mistress
Ruthless Regency Dukes series
July 29


Celeste Barclay
https://celestebarclayauthor.com/  
Highland Jewel, ebook
The Clan Sinclair Legacy
August 2


Charis Michaels
http://charismichaels.com/
A Duchess by Midnight  
Awakened by a Kiss
July 26


Christi Caldwell
https://www.christicaldwell.com/
Defying the Duke, ebook
Heart of a Duke series
July 26



Erica Ridley
http://www.ericaridley.com  
Nobody's Princess
The Wild Wynchesters
July 26  
 


Joanna Johnson
https://twitter.com/joannajojohnson
The Officer's Convenient Proposal
July 26


Liz Tyner**
https://www.liztyner.com/
A Marquess too Rakish to Wed
July 26 
  


Lorraine Heath*
https://www.lorraineheath.com
The Return of the Duke
Once Upon a Dukedom series
July 26


Louise Allen*
http://www.louiseallenregency.com
The Earl's Mysterious Lady
July 26


Lydia San Andres
https://lydiasanandres.com
Compromised into a Scandalous Marriage
July 26


Michelle McLean
http://michellemcleanbooks.com  
The Gunslinger’s Guide to Avoiding Matrimony
Gunslinger
July 26


Sandra Sookoo
http://www.sandrasookoo.com  
Hopeful in Yellow, ebook
Colors of Scandal
August 2

B
Shana Galen
http://www.shanagalen.com
Beauty and the Thief, ebook
Royal Saboteurs
August 9


Sophie Barnes
http://www.sophiebarnes.com
Mr.Grier and the Governess
The Brazen Beauties
July 26


Susanna Craig
http://www.susannacraig.com  
Every Rogue Has His Charm
Love and Let Spy
August 3
Historical Fiction


Phong Nguyen
https://phongvnguyen.com/
Bronze Drum
August 9


Zoe Sivak
https://www.zoesivakauthor.com
Mademoiselle Revolution
August 2

Wayback Machine Update - Alphabetical Author Project

So, we are finished with the Jennifer Ashley, MacKenzies and McBrides. I have to say, reading them all in a giant bunch allowed me to keep track of the characters better. My least favorite of the group is still The Devilish Lord Will. But, what a great group of possessive manly-men who like to cause bladder infections.

https://jenniferashley.com/

 1. The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie (2009)
 2. Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (2010)
 3. The Many Sins of Lord Cameron
(2011)
 4. The Duke's Perfect Wife
(2012)
 4.5. A Mackenzie Family Christmas
(2012)
 5. The Seduction of Elliot McBride
(2012)
 5.5. The Untamed Mackenzie
(2013)
 6. The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie
(2013)
 6.5. Scandal and the Duchess
(2014)
 7. Rules for a Proper Governess
(2014)
 7.5. The Mackenzie Clan Gathering
(2015)
 8. The Stolen Mackenzie Bride
(2015)
 9. Alec Mackenzie's Art of Seduction (2017)
 10. The Devilish Lord Will
(2019)
 11. A Rogue Meets a Scandalous Lady
(2019)
 11.5. A Mackenzie Yuletide
(2019)
 11.75. Fiona and the Three Wise Highlanders
(2020)
 12. The Sinful Ways of Jamie Mackenzie
(2021)

Then I moved on to Louise Allen’s, Liberated Ladies series. They reminded me a lot of traditional regency books. There wasn’t too much sex in any of them…mostly one night behind curtains. But I liked most of them. The Earl’s Reluctant Proposal – 2021 dragged on and on. And then they were separated, then the H/H became tedious. Didn’t care for that one, but the others were good. I especially liked A Proposal to Risk Their Friendship.
 
Louise Allen
https://www.louiseallenregency.com/
Liberated Ladies
1. Least Likely to Marry a Duke (2019)
2. The Earl's Marriage Bargain
(2020)
3. A Marquis In Want Of A Wife
(2020)
4. The Earl's Reluctant Proposal
(2021)
5. A Proposal To Risk Their Friendship
(2021)

Next, I moving on to author’s with Bbbbbssss. Mary Balogh’s Bedwyn series. I hope there isn’t too much angst! What do you think my chances are for a laugh or two?

Friday

Holy Grilled Corn!!! Upcoming Historical Romance Releases!!!!

Authors with an asterisk*, I'm picking up! Authors with **asterisks have either fallen off my radar or new to me, and I'm might read them this time around. Release dates mostly between June 15, 2022 and July 14, 2022. For more Upcoming Releases that aren't historical see HEY DELIA!!
 
Series indicates a series, spin-off, sequel, trilogy, brother/sister, secret society/spies, good friends who attended Oxford/Eton, vampire/werewolf - anything that has something continuing - even if written 20 years ago. Anthology/novella/short stories could be an anthology or a bunch of books in one print or novella - one tiny book or an anthology with a bunch of novellas - could be a short stories by one author, could be short stories by multiple authors - could be - I'm getting a headache. Ebook, only sold electronically for now. Debut - congratulations!

By the way, it is not my fault if a publisher changes the release dates - just so you know, they do not consult me. Let me also add this warning - since I am now using different sources, I am finding that one person's genre isn't necessarily another persons - sorry if your book is in the wrong genre.
 
Historical Romance


Alexa Aston
https://alexaaston.com/
Made for the Marquess, ebook
Second Sons of London series
July 6


Amalie Howard**
http://www.amaliehoward.com
Always Be My Duchess
Taming of the Dukes series
July 12


Amy Rose Bennett
http://amyrosebennett.com/
Up All Night with a Good Duke
The Byronic Book Club series
June 28


Ann Lethbridge
http://www.annlethbridge.com
The Wife the Marquess Left Behind
June 28


Annabelle Anders
http://www.annabelleanders.com  
Advising the Viscount, ebook
Miss Primm's Secret School for Budding Bluestockings series
July 12


Callie Hutton
http://www.calliehutton.com
To Vex a Highlander, ebook
Sutherlands of Dornoch Castle series
June 17



Carol Arens
In Search of a Viscountess
June 28



Jeanine Englert
https://www.jeaninewrites.com
The Lost Laird from Her Past
June 28


Jenni Fletcher
http://jennifletcher.com
The Shopgirl's Forbidden Love
June 28


Julie Anne Long*
http://www.julieannelong.com/index.shtml
You Were Made to Be Mine
Palace of Rogues series
June 28



Lorraine Heath*
https://www.lorraineheath.com
The Return of the Duke
Once Upon a Dukedom series
July 26



Mary Balogh*
http://www.marybalogh.com
Remember Love
Ravenswood series
July 12


Megan Frampton
http://www.meganframpton.com
Four Weeks of Scandal
Hazards of Dukes series
June 28


Melissa Oliver
melissaoauthor
A Defiant Maiden's Knight
June 28


Renee Ann Miller
http://www.reneeannmiller.com
Never Marry a Scandalous Duke
Infamous Lords series
June 28


Scarlett Scott
http://www.scarlettscottauthor.com
Sutton's Scoundrel, ebook
Sinful Suttons series
June 30


Sophia James
http://sophiajames.com  
The Debutante's Secret
June 28


Stacy Reid
http://www.stacyreid.com
A Matter of Temptation
A Matter of Temptation series
June 28
Historical Fiction


Francesca Stanfill
The Falcon's Eyes
July 5


Katherine J. Chen
Joan
July 5


Leyna Krow
Fire Season
July 12

Wednesday

Holy Graeter's Madagascar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream!!! Upcoming Historical Romance Books!!!!

April 27, 2022
Authors with an asterisk*, I'm picking up! Authors with **asterisks have either fallen off my radar or new to me, and I'm might read them this time around. Release dates mostly between May 15, 2022 and June 14, 2022. For more Upcoming Releases that aren't historical see HEY DELIA!!
 
Series indicates a series, spin-off, sequel, trilogy, brother/sister, secret society/spies, good friends who attended Oxford/Eton, vampire/werewolf - anything that has something continuing - even if written 20 years ago. Anthology/novella/short stories could be an anthology or a bunch of books in one print or novella - one tiny book or an anthology with a bunch of novellas - could be a short stories by one author, could be short stories by multiple authors - could be - I'm getting a headache. Ebook, only sold electronically for now. Debut - congratulations!

By the way, it is not my fault if a publisher changes the release dates - just so you know, they do not consult me. Let me also add this warning - since I am now using different sources, I am finding that one person's genre isn't necessarily another persons - sorry if your book is in the wrong genre.
 
Historical Romance


Alyssa Clarke
https://alyssa-clarke.com/
A Pocket Full of Mischief, ebook
Those Very Bad Fairbanks
May 23


Alyssa Clarke
https://alyssa-clarke.com/
Daring with the Rogue, ebook
Wagers and Wallflowers
June 9


Anna Bradley
http://www.annabradley.net
Odd Earl Out, ebook
Games Earls Play
May 31


Annabelle Bryant
http://www.anabellebryant.com/
The Lady Loves Danger
The Lady Loves Mayhem
May 31


Annie Burrows
http://annie-burrows.co.uk
How to Catch a Viscount
May 24


Bethany Bennett**
https://www.bethanybennettauthor.com
Dukes do it Better
Misfits of Mayfair
May 31


Candace Camp
http://www.candace-camp.com/  
An Affair at Stonecliffe
Stonecliffe
May 24


Cat Sebastian
https://catsebastian.com/  
The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes
The Queer Principles
June 7


Celeste Barclay
https://celestebarclayauthor.com/  
Highland Bear, ebook
The Clan Sinclair Legacy
May 17


Charlie Lane
https://www.charlielaneauthor.com  
Teach a Rogue New Tricks, ebooks
The Cavendish Family
May 31


Christi Caldwell
https://www.christicaldwell.com/   
Desperately Seeking a Duchess
All the Dukes Sins
May 31


Christine Merrill
http://www.christine-merrill.com,  
Lady Rachel's Dangerous Duke     
May 24


Grace Burrowes
http://www.graceburrowes.com/
Miss Desirable, ebook
Mischief in Mayfair
June 14


Joanna Shupe
http://www.joannashupe.com/  
The Bride Goes Rogue
The Fifth Avenue Rebels
May 24


Karla Kratovil
https://www.karlakratovil.com/
A Perfect Engagement, ebook
Maidens of Marbury
May 17


Kate Bateman
http://www.kcbateman.com
A Daring Pursuit
Ruthless Rivals
May 24


Katy Moran
http://katymoran.co.uk/  
Scandalous Alchemy
Hester and Crown
June 10


Lauri Robinson
http://www.laurirobinson.blogspot.com  
The Return of His Promised Duchess
May 24


Lissa Morgan
https://mobile.twitter.com/lissamorganauth
The Welsh Lord's Convenient Bride
May 24


Lucy Morris
https://lucymorrisromance.com/  
The Viking She Would Have Married     
May 24


Merry Farmer
http://merryfarmer.net  
Some Enchanted Evening, ebook
The Unsuitable Brides
May 27


Minerva Spencer
http://minervaspencer.com/  
Phoebe, ebook
The Bellamy Sisters
May 31


Miriam Minger
http://www.miriamminger.com/  
My Highland Raiders
Warriors of the Highlands
May 24


Sabrina Jeffries
http://www.sabrinajeffries.com  
A Duke for Diana
Designing Debutantes
May 31


Sarah Mallory
http://www.sarahmallory.com  
The Laird's Runaway Wife
May 24   



Sophie Barnes
http://www.sophiebarnes.com
The Roguish Baron, ebook
Diamonds in the Rough
May 31


Tamara Gill
https://www.tamaragill.com  
Every Duke Has a Silver Lining, ebook
The Wayward Woodvilles
May 16


Tamara Gill
https://www.tamaragill.com  
One Day My Duke Will Come, ebook
The Wayward Woodvilles
June 13


Vivienne Lorret
http://www.vivlorret.net  
How to Steal a Scoundrel’s Heart
The Mating Habits of Scoundrels
May 24
Historical Fiction


Adriana Herrera
https://adrianaherreraromance.com/  
A Caribbean Heiress in Paris  
Las Leonas
May 31


Conn Iggulden
http://www.conniggulden.com/  
The Lion
Athenian
May 26


Damion Hunter
http://www.amandacockrell.com/
Shadow of the Eagle, ebook
Borderlands
May 25


Diane McPhail
https://www.dianemcphailauthor.com   
The Seamstress of New Orleans
May 31