#NewRelease Daring a Rogue to Love is Available Now!

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CongratulationsToday’s a day for celebration! The Daring a Rogue to Love box set including books by USA Today Bestselling authors Amanda Mariel, Christina McKnight, and Christy Carlyle, and bestselling authors Maggi Andersen and Dawn Brower, along with yours truly, released today. Huzzah!

What’s better than six books for the low price of $.99? Hind sight. When I finished my Nelson’s Tea Series in 2016, there were things I wanted to change in the books: characterization, plot opportunities not taken, chances to enhance continuity and strengthen storylines. So when the rights for the books became available to me in April of this year, I took a leap of faith and hopped on the chance to revisit the series and rework the books for a 2018 relaunch. (Ideas for more books in the series are percolating.)

Well, at last, readers will get the chance to revisit Gillian’s and Simon’s reunion in My Lord Rogue, A Nelson’s Tea novella. The first book in my Nelson’s Tea Series is included in Daring a Rogue to Love, and its grittier than ever. I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with Gillian’s strength and determination, and Simon’s honor bound duty again.

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NEVER TEMPT A ROGUE by CHRISTY CARLYLE An infamous rogue meets his match in a feisty chaperone who has all but given up on love.

Felicity Beckett’s uncle has tasked her with one goal for Lord and Lady Forsythe’s country house party. Keep her innocent cousin away from the notorious rake, Lord Lindsay. Unfortunately, no one warned Felicity how irresistible a rogue can be.

STOLEN BY MY KNAVE by DAWN BROWER As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed fantastical images in a mirror of a handsome man. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets a duke who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary suitor.

Daring_A_Rogue_To_Love_3D_smMY LORD ROGUE by KATHERINE BONE A masterful spy in disguise reunites with a noble rogue from her past. Espionage, secrecy, and thwarted assassination attempts. The only thing more dangerous is being in love…

CAPTIVATED BY THE CAPTAIN by AMANDA MARIEL What happens when an American shipping company heiress crosses paths with a dominering pirate? Can two people whose life paths are at odds find common ground?

SHUNNED NO MORE by CHRISTINA MCKNIGHT Lady Viola Oberbrook longed for a quiet life in the country, far from London and the society who’d shunned her during her first season. She never expected to come face-to-face with Lord Haversham, the only man who had every right to despise her.

THE EARL AND THE HIGHWAYMAN’S DAUGHTER by MAGGI ANSERSEN Eugenia Hawthorne, daughter of a deceitful highwayman, saves the life of the Earl of Trentham after he’s deposited at her door suffering from a bullet wound. Outsmarting her father, the earl becomes her guardian and takes Eugenia to live as his ward in his beautiful country estate, Lilac Court. But what does he really want from her?

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~ Excerpt of My Lord Rogue~

Again, Simon was met by a defiant mix of stubbornness and sorrow. Then mind-boggling silence. Disgruntled but spurred to action, Simon slapped his hat on his head and began to shove on his gloves. A gentleman wouldn’t have removed his gloves at all, he berated himself. But I am no gentleman. Gentlemen didn’t fixate on married women. And married gentlemen didn’t betray infirm wives, no matter the arrangement.

Oh, his sins were many—too many to count. Damn his eyes! On entering Bedford’s box, a small part of him had held out hope that Gillian still loved him. But he’d chosen his path, and in doing so, he’d lost Gillian forever. Lies and misery separated them now. Hers. His. Bloody hell, they’d never been fated to be together, and nothing he could do or say would change that.

Gillian, Baroness Chauncey had become resourceful, cunning, and ruthless in her dealings with him. He deserved every cutting remark, every heated look. But that would not stop him from discovering the reason for her presence in Town. He’d get to the bottom of it, with or without her help.

Regret rose like a deafening buffer between them as applause ignited the crowd below and in the boxes around them. Lighting in the theater had dimmed. The play had begun. And Nelson was late, as usual, which meant Simon needed to return to his duties.

“Promise me you will not leave until our conversation is finished,” he said as he made his way to the curtained exit.

“I cannot.” She slanted a look at him. “I will not.”

His brows shot up in surprise. “As you wish, but I will be back.”

Holcroft’s Deaf and Dumb began like the metaphor it was—neither character understanding the other, neither ready to accept their true feelings, neither willing to make more sacrifices than had already been made. Gillian stood before him, proud and undaunted with her chin raised and eyes set with unflinching determination.

Simon bowed, barely catching her polite curtsey. “Baroness,” he said stiffly before sweeping the curtain to the side.

She made no sound.

Perhaps it is for the best, eh? his conscience prodded.

Duty linked him to Vice-Admiral Nelson, to a cause greater than flesh. The mission they embarked on together—he and Nelson—organizing a group of mercenaries that would answer to the vice-admiral and act to stop Napoleon’s threat of invasion, depended on total discretion and his complete concentration. As quickly as his instincts had been triggered to follow Gillian, Simon forced her to the back of his mind, turning off his emotions as he exited the box. His heart was not equipped for the gut-wrenching truth that Gillian wanted nothing to do with him. So be it. A man could not turn back the tide.

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Lovers separated by fate are reunited to serve England. Oh, this gives me chills galore and I’m so jazzed this is the beginning of reintroducing my Nelson’s Tea Series in Daring a Rogue to Love. (Duke by Day, Rogue by Night, The Rogue’s Prize, My Lady Rogue, and The Rogue’s Surrender will follow in 2018.)

83277406cfa0a859b5b40b558f60d549***Treasure Alert*** One lucky commenter will win an ecopy of Daring a Rogue to Love. Leave a comment for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on November 30th!

Wishin’ ye fare winds!

Katherine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martinmas: Celebrating the Oncoming Winter by Barbara Bettis!

by Barbara Bettis

We don’t always think of the medieval period as being a time of parties. But people then actually celebrated a variety of special days, many named for saints. Often the saint day observances coincided with earlier (pagan) celebrations.

On Nov. 11, St. Martin’s Day or Martinmas was, indeed, a major holiday. The Martinmas feast, celebrated the end of autumn and the ‘natural’ beginning of winter.

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By November the autumn harvest and land preparation for winter crops was completed. Time to get ready for the challenging days of winter. Hogs that had been turned out into the woods in October to fatten on acorns were brought in and slaughtered, and the meat preserved. Cattle were butchered, as well, keeping only those few used to begin production in the spring. (Food was scarce enough; extra for animals wasn’t available.)

 

Read the rest of this FAScinating historical celebration Barbara Bettis’s post at Romancing Yesteryear via Martinmas: Celebrating the Oncoming Winter

My Trip to Krakow and Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine via Embracing Romance!

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My Trip to Krakow and Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine!

Ahoy! It’s Katherine and I’m here to tell you a bit about the wonderful trip to Krakow, Poland, my husband and I recently took a few weeks ago. Huzzah!

In all of my military travels, until this trip, I had never been to Poland before. And sadly, I was so caught up in deadlines that I didn’t even have time to research Krakow before we left. (I usually do a lot of that before I take a trip somewhere I’ve never been.) So when I say I was thoroughly impressed by what I found in Krakow, I’m not exaggerating. 😉

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It’s #ReleaseDay ~ The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade by Cathy Skendrovich!

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jack-sparrowWelcome aboard, Author Cathy Skendrovich. We’re super jazzed you’ve come to share your new release with us today. Holidays and pirates! What’s not to love, eh? And you’re bringin’ ’em both. Huzzah!!!

Lady Cathy: Ahoy, and thank you for having me aboard, Lady Katherine!

pb-coverFor those of you who don’t know me, I write historical and contemporary romance. Today I’ll be talking about one of my favorite characters, pirate captain Andre Dubois, and giving you five reasons why you’ll fall in love with him in my Christmas novella entitled The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade, coming from Literary Wanderlust publishers on Oct. 1st. You first meet him in my novel The Pirate’s Bride, when he is forced to marry Sophie Bellard, a spitfire with whom he eventually falls in love. He’s an extreme Alpha male of whom readers, and Sophie, can’t seem to get enough. Read on for a few reasons you might want him for yourself. Continue reading

#NewRelease The Mercenary Pirate, The Heart of a Hero Book #10 by Katherine Bone!

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Ahoy, me hearties! It’s Katherine. I’m here to spread the word that my new book The Mercenary Pirate, The Heart of a Hero Series, Book Ten, is out TODAY! Huzzah!!!

Nine authors gathered together and asked these questions: What if your favorite superheroes had Regency-era doppelgangers? And what if a group of them were recruited by the Duke of Wellington to gather intelligence for him during the Napoleonic Wars while they protected their own parts of the realm?

Our answer: You’d get The Heart of a Hero series, which includes heroes and heroines inspired by Daredevil, the Black Widow, Captain America, Spiderman, Mr. FANtastic, the Invisible Woman, Hulk, Thor, Ironman, Hawkeye, Batman, and Wolverine! Holy cannonballz! ARR ye excited yet? And the good thing is my book is the last of the series. Yes, you can get all ten books right now and the first one is absolutely FREE on Amazon! (See below for details on how to get your copy.)

So without any further adieu, I give you my hero, Wolverine, and his Storm/Rogue-inspired heroine!

TheMercenaryPirate500x750Wolfgang, one of Lord Wellington’s craftiest spies, is a fighter, an indulgent loner who is cunning and bold enough to go where others do not dare. He hates distractions and complications, especially those involving the fairer sex, and his instincts have always fueled him and kept him on course, mission after mission. That is, until his talents steer him toward a destiny he didn’t know he had and a search for the brother he barely remembers. And when he comes into contact with a brave young woman disguised as a boy, the urge he feels to protect her might just lead him on the biggest adventure of all.

Selina’s wedding day did not go as planned. Instead, she was kidnapped by pirates and ransomed for an exorbitant sum. Her diabolical captors didn’t hold up their end of the bargain, however, and kept her imprisoned even after their demands were met. More clever than her kidnappers expected, she managed to escape and disguised herself as a boy. Forced to lie, cheat, and steal in order to stay alive, she loses hope of ever returning to the man she intended to marry. Desperate, she agrees to become a handsome and compassionate sea captain’s cabin boy to gain passage back to Cornwall, but the captain endangers the one thing she cannot afford to lose—her heart.

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#SALE Buy The Pirate’s Debt and get The Pirate’s Duchess for FREE!

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Raise the signal flag, me hearties! Great news! The Pirate’s Debt is on SALE for the very first time EVAH for $.99 for one week only! And if readers purchase The Pirate’s Debt, they can get The Pirate’s Duchess for FREE at: http://bit.ly/get2pirates

The Regent’s Revenge Series takes place along the coast of Cornwall and Devon between 1807-1810. Picture The Princess Bride meets Robin Hood meets Poldark and The Jamaica Inn! Each book features a different hero wearing the Black Regent’s mask.

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The Pirate’s Duchess: When her husband crosses the line, staging his own death to protect her, a widowed duchess is caught in an intricate web of deceit. Now, an impending marriage to another man endangers her life, forcing her husband to reveal his darkest-kept secret… he’s a duke of a pirate out for revenge in The Pirate’s Duchess.

kathybonethepiratesdebtfinal800x1216The Pirate’s Debt: A hopeless gothic romance reader, Lady Chloe Walsingham is focused on finding her perfect hero as she boards a ship bound for Penzance. Nothing in her beloved books prepares her for the consequences of her actions, however, after Basil Halford, Earl of Markwick, seeking to earn back his honor by repaying his father’s debts, dons the Black Regent’s mask. Pirates have plenty of enemies, including those within their own trade, and sacrificing his heart to keep Chloe safe is the last thing Markwick is prepared to lose.

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THEPIRATE'SDUTYFINAL2600x912The Pirate’s Duty: riana Thorpe is a smuggler’s daughter who risked everything to challenge her evil pirate brother and save a lady and her maid from his wrath. Determined to atone for her brother’s villainy, she distributes his blood money to widows and orphans living nearby. When threatening letters arrive with the promise of retaliation, it will take a man like the Black Regent, a former navy captain in disguise, to protect the beautiful innkeeper who saved his sister’s life. Together, they will face a pirate demon and take the greatest risk of all—falling in love.

 

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The Art of Self-Defense by Katherine Bone via Historical Hussies!

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Ahoy, me hearties! I’m blogging at Historical Hussies today about The Art of Self-Defense in the 19th Century and the book I’ve researched to help me better understand terminology used during that period.

 

Katherine, here! I’ve been researching historical forms of self-defense for my September 7th release, The Mercenary Pirate. My hero is inspired by Wolverine as part of The Heart of a Hero Series. To create more riveting and historically correct fight scenes, I decided to learn more about language and terms of the times, hand-to-hand fighting techniques, and how women protected themselves in the 19th Century. (My heroine is a combination of Storm and Rogue for this series, which reimagines superheroes in the Regency era! And I’d like to mention that the first book in the series is absolutely FREE!)

Join me at Historical Hussies, won’t you, as I share the BEST four books I’ve found on the subject with you.

Wishing ye fare winds,

Katherine

#ReleaseDay ~ The Pirate’s Duty, The Regent’s Revenge Book #3 by Katherine Bone!

Huzzah and Hoorah! It’s release day, me hearties! Climb aboard, I’ve got an exciting adventure lined up for you as the third story in my Regent’s Revenge Series finally sails the seas.

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Haven’t read the first book in the series? Grab your complimentary copy of Book 1, The Pirate’s Duchess, here!

In The Pirate’s Duty my heroine, Oriana Thorpe, is a tavern keeper and a Cornish lass trying to distance herself from her family’s smuggling legacy. She ferments her own ale, salts her own pilchards, and runs her family’s tavern, The Marauder’s Roost, seeking to stand on her own two feet while making amends for her family’s sins.  But one thing threatens her new-found independence—her brother Charles and his legacy as Captain Carnage.

What readers are saying!

 “THE PIRATE’S DUTY is a charming romance, the story is solid and compelling, and the ending is fabulous!”

“An engrossing novel that takes you on a roller coaster of emotions with pirates, revenge & of course romance.”

“An intriguing and swashbuckling story. You will fall in love with the characters, especially the heroine. Lots of fun and a lovely romance. It is part of a series but easily read as a stand alone.”

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#ReleaseDay for Cutlass by T.M. Franklin! @TM_Franklin

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Ready for a new swashbuckling pirate romance read? Here’s one HOT off the galley stove by author T.M. Franklin’s Cutlass! Enjoy!

CUTLASS

A quest for vengeance.
A high-stakes treasure hunt.
An attraction they both try to deny.

Convinced One-Eyed Jack Tremayne killed her father and stole his prized cutlass, Sarina Talbot sneaks aboard the pirate’s ship to exact her revenge. To her surprise, she’s met by a declaration of innocence and an offer of help. She doesn’t trust him, and he doesn’t trust anybody. But they need each other to catch the killer and beat their enemies to a hidden cache of Aztec gold.

They’re not the only treasure-seekers, however, and there’s a traitor in their midst.

Caught between Crown ships and enemy pirates, Sarina and Jack discover a prize greater than gold as their uneasy alliance leads them on the adventure of a lifetime.

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Blessings,

Katherine

Georgian and Regency Dogs by Katherine Bone via Embracing Romance!

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Katherine here! I’ve been researching Georgian and Regency dogs for my September 7th book, The Mercenary Pirate, Heart of a Hero Series Book #10. In the book, my heroine’s father seeks admission to the ton through the advantageous marriages of his two children. Mr. Herding is a middle-aged man doing everything he can to live a gentile and luxurious life in Cornwall’s mining district. Life is hard there, a daunting trial for a mineral lord who has acquired financial wealth and has no way to flaunt it before his aristocratic counterparts. New money doesn’t award him social status.

So what does a self-made man living in the Georgian and Regency eras need on hand to attract lofty persons to his estate? He needs a great house, fashionable clothes, excellent liquor, and the ability to provide entertainment. Mr. Herding has all of those things, especially an excellent breed of hunting dog.

Hunting as well as attending dog fights was a popular activity in the Georgian and Regency eras.

The rest of my post is at Embracing Romance.