Did you know 2016 is the 200-year anniversary of The Year Without a Summer? Due to the huge volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora, Europe and N. America suffered severe weather in 1816, especially in summer, when it snowed in New York!
To celebrate this anniversary, 5 authors have written the Regency collection A YEAR WITHOUT A DUKE, 5 stories that take place in 1816 and revolve around the missing Duke of Beckworth.
The duke has died. Long live the duke! The only problem is no one knows who the new Duke of Beckworth is. All of England wonders, but no one more so than the people who depend upon Beckworth for their livelihood. In 1816, a year so cold that the word “summer” is a cruel joke, that livelihood is even more uncertain. However, they are all about to find out, there is nothing more warming than scandal and love…
Jilted in January by Kate Pearce (Releases January 25)
When matrimonial matters don’t go quite as planned, can one jilted bride and an unlikely hero save the day?
Forbidden in February by Suzanna Medeiros (Releases January 25)
Robert Milton’s very existence has proven to him that romantic entanglements are to be avoided at all costs. But then he meets Isabel Durham, and his desire for her could cost him the one thing he’s vowed never to lose—his heart.
Seduced in September by Genevieve Turner (Releases February 1)
When a repressed governess is thrown together with a roguish stable master, the sparks generated will be enough to heat even the Year Without a Summer.
An Affair in Autumn by Jennifer Haymore (Releases February 1) Heated passion erupts between friends-turned-enemies trapped together on a long sea voyage, but whether that passion will lead to them strangling each other or kissing each other senseless is yet to be determined…
A Duke by December by Sabrina Darby (Releases February 8)
When Nathaniel Hughes discovers he is the next Duke of Beckworth, of the utmost importance is finding his duchess and providing an heir. But the only woman he wants is the one he has vowed to protect—even from himself: his secretary, Elizabeth Smith. Can he find the strength to choose duty over desire?
Kate Pearce (Jilted in January):
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born in England in the middle of a large family of girls and quickly found that her imagination was far more interesting than real life. After acquiring a masters degree in history and barely escaping from the British Civil Service alive, she moved to California and then to Hawaii with her kids and her husband and set about reinventing herself as a romance writer.
She writes the hot stuff for Kensington Aphrodisia, Random House UK Rouge Romance, Ellora’s Cave and Cleis Press and is known for both her unconventional heroes and her joy at subverting romance cliches about exactly who gets into bed with whom. In her spare time she self publishes science fiction erotic romance, historical romance and whatever else she can imagine. She also writes for Signet Eclipse and Carina Press.
You can find Kate at her website at http://www.katepearce.com, on Facebook as Kate Pearce, and on Twitter as Kate4queen
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Suzanna Medeiros (Forbidden in February):
Suzanna Medeiros was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her love for the written word led her to pursue a degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Education degree, but graduated at a time when no teaching jobs were available. After working at a number of interesting places, including a federal inquiry, a youth probation office, and the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario, she decided to pursue her first love—writing. Suzanna is married to her own hero and is the proud mother of twin daughters. She is an avowed romantic who enjoys spending her days writing love stories. She would like to thank her parents for showing her that love at first sight and happily ever after really do exist.
Genevieve Turner (Seduced in September):
Genevieve Turner writes historical romance fresh from the Golden State. In a previous life, she was a scientist studying the genetics of behavior, but now she’s a stay at home mom studying the intersection of nature and nurture in her own kids. (So far, nature is winning!) She lives in beautiful Southern California, where she manages her family and homestead in an indolent manner.
Jennifer Haymore (An Affair in Autumn):
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Haymore is the author of sexy historical and contemporary romance. Her books have been nominated for numerous awards, including five RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice awards and the prestigious RITA® award for best historical romance.
You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.
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Sabrina Darby (A Duke by December):
Sabrina Darby has been reading romance since the age of seven and learned her best vocabulary (dulcet, diaphanous, and turgid) from them. She started writing romance the day after her wedding when she woke up with an idea for a Regency; she’s been back in the early 19th century ever since.
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