As you might have guessed by now, I love Regency-set historical romance. But there’s another period that’s dear to my heartand that’s the Georgian period, which immediately preceded the Regency. It’s a wonderful setting for historical romance, lending itself to swashbuckling adventure and intrigue, and some truly spectacular clothing.
Elizabeth Essex, my guest author today, writes adventurous and sexy historical romance set during the Georgian period. Her debut book was The Pursuit of Pleasure, which got great reviews:
“Elizabeth Essex’s The Pursuit of Pleasure is elegant, evocative, and absolutely dangerous to a good night’s sleep. Once you pick this book up, you won’t be able to set it aside until you’ve learned the last of its very satisfying secrets.” NYT bestselling author, Courtney Milan
Her last book, The Danger of Desire, was nominated for the prestigious RITA Award.
You’ll be happy to know that Elizabeth has a brand new series called The Reckless Brides, released by St. Martin’s Press:
Bold, brazen and beautiful, the reckless brides refuse to play by society’s rules of courtship. But—come hell or high water—they always get their man.
She’s always ready for adventure. He’s almost ready for love
The first book in the series, Almost a Scandal, is available now. Here’s what USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean had to say about it:
“Elizabeth Essex will dazzle you with her sophisticated blend of vivid historical detail, exquisite characterization and delicious sexual tension. Almost a Scandal is a breath-taking tale of rapturous romance and awe-inspiring adventure!”
Zounds! Is that not a gorgeous cover? Here’s the blurb:
A LADY IN DISGUISE
For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal Navy. So when her younger brother refuses to report for duty, Sally Kent slips into uniform and takes his place—at least until he comes to his senses. Boldly climbing aboard H.M.S. Audacious, Sally is as able-bodied as any sailor there. But one man is making her feel tantalizingly aware of the full-bodied woman beneath her navy blues…
A MAN OVERBOARD
Dedicated to his ship, sworn to his duty—and distractingly gorgeous—Lieutenant David Colyear sees through Sally’s charade, and he’s furious. But he must admit she’s the best midshipman on board—and a woman who tempts him like no other. With his own secrets to hide and his career at stake, Col agrees to keep her on. But can the passion they hide survive the perils of battle at sea? Soon, their love and devotion will be put to the test…
I told you, right? Swashbuckling, adventurous, and sexy! What’s not to like? If you’ve never read any of Elizabeth’s books, this series is a great place to start.
For my readers today, Elizabeth is generously giving away two copies of Almost a Scandal. Wow! Since Elizabeth has such great covers, let’s talk about that. What do you like to see on a romance cover? Do you like the traditional clinch, the elegant lady, or the more discrete hearts and flowers? Two people who comment will win Almost a Scandal.
And don’t forget to check out Elizabeth’s website to read excerpts and find out about all her books!