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Review: Ruined Reputations by Lela Bay

Ruined Reputations by Lela Bay

A pair of delightful tales from a new Regency author. I personally like the second one better because it’s a bit steamer, but they are both fun stories.

“The Unusual Manners of Mr. Arrons” is a sweet romance and speaks more of the comedy of manners popular in Regency tales. I would expect nothing less of a tale began in church. This is a story about hats and birds. It’s comical and I like that neither the author nor her characters take themselves very seriously. There is a different kind of love here between a fashionista and an odd gentleman from out of town that isn’t familiar with societal ways. I didn’t connect with any character in particular, it was more like watching a humorous stage play.

The second story, Virtue’s Temptation is about a selfish, flighty young woman named Bitsy who you just want to smack. Eleanor, an older and wiser woman, tries to step in to help, but Bitsy may not head her warnings. When an acquaintance of Bitsy’s comes in to aid them, Eleanor questions her own heart. Is it as broke as she thought, or will she find love again?

The male lead in this story is yummy and worth ruining a few reputations for. For you Pride and Prejudice lovers out there, this tale reminds me of Lydia. What would have happened had a wiser female observed her running off with Wickham? Are girls like Lydia and Bitsy destined to be ruined, or can they head the warnings long enough to save themselves and their families heartache?

I would like to see a sequel to this. What exactly happens after they go to Mr. Stinson’s large estate?

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Through a Different Lens– Character Interview & Giveaway

I love this idea of giving an interview of the different Mr. Darcys in JAFF!

Stories from the Past

I’m so pleased to have another guest for the blog this month! I was interested in Through a Different Lens when I saw Riana posting on social media about writing Mr. Darcy with Autism. As both of my kids are on the Spectrum, I was eager to see how the story would change with Darcy having such a different way of viewing the world. The book is one of a kind and I loved this chance to interview Mr. Darcy! Riana is also offering a giveaway for my readers!

Considered the father of American Psychiatry, Benjamin Rush was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence, physician, politician, social reformer, humanitarian, and founder of the Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. He was internationally known in the academic and medical worlds for progressive ideas for the mentally ill and handicapped. In Through a Different Lens, we learn that Mr. Darcy…

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End of Year Update, What is coming in 2019?

Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe audiobook coming and much more…

  • NEW! Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe  audiobook coming in 2019
  • NEW! Romance podcast coming in 2019
  • Northanger Lodge: I am working hard on the modern rewrite of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey. I have my “holes” list and I’ll be filling them in soon. Is complete! I am shopping it now.

Read more at the FULL UPDATE.

LAST DAY to get Meant to Be MINE – FREE!

LAST DAY to get this book FREE!

First Kiss Friday with Meant to Be…Kissed

Sherry Ewing

Welcome to First Kiss Friday. Today I have a box set treat for you, my lovelies and a couple of sales. Check it out and happy reading!

Meant to Be Press announces the release of Meant to Be…KISSED (Love Notes Book 2). This is the second collection of sweet of stories from Meant to Be Press authors. This heartwarming collection is themed around winter kisses. The two primary stories are historical romances, with a bonus contemporary flash fiction piece from Meant to Be Press’s newest author, M. M. Genet.

There are several stories in Meant to Be…Kissed, so you get more than one first kiss!

“The Grand Gesture” by Lela Bay, takes a public humiliation and turns it into an act of heroism. Rosamund Windham, daughter to the duke, literally drops herself into a pool of filth to save an innocent and in the process befriends the…

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Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe, 99 cents on Kindle! #ilovemrgrumpy

I’m excited to announce
Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe
is now only 99 cents on Kindle!
Get this special for only one week.
November 22nd-28th

LHLDNewFrontLord Alexander Harrington’s life is rather tame until a shoeless, coatless waif is found wandering his estate with no memory of who she is. Despite his stoicism, Lord Harrington finds himself drawn to the lost girl who he compares to a scared doe. Caring for her illness despite speculation of her mental state, he develops feelings for her.

Is she an escaped lunatic, or simply a lost woman desperately in need of his help? A revelation about his own family’s history with the mental asylum down the road causes him to question his feelings. When a massive fire breaks out on estate grounds, will he lose her forever?

#ilovemrgrumpy

Also, meet Mr. Grumpy’s friend, Mr. Gloomy in… Meant to Be…KISSED

Meant to Be…KISSED is available as an ebook on Amazon.

Meant to Be Press announces the release of Meant to Be…KISSED (Love Notes Book 2). This is the second collection of sweet of stories from Meant to Be Press authors. This heartwarming collection is themed around winter kisses. The two primary stories are historical romances, with a bonus contemporary flash fiction piece from Meant to Be Press’s newest author, M. M. Genet.

“Miss Montague’s Winter Kiss” by Emmy Z. Madrigal turns sadness into hope. Grayson is a man who has lost everything, but Cecelia saves his life and rekindles his belief in love. Broken ice and traumatic losses give way to the start of something new, if only the hero can give up past hurts. As Emmy writes, “It was more of a feeling that, if the flame between them was fanned, they could be happy for the rest of their lives. He’d endured so much grief, she longed to bring him joy.”

#ilovemrgloomy

Regency Romance 2-for-99cents!

99 cent Regency eBooks

November 20-25th: For five days only Ruined Reputations by Lela Bay will be on sale for $0.99!

November 22-28th: For five days only Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe by Emmy Z. Madrigal will be on sale for $0.99!

Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe by Emmy Z. Madrigal

Lord Alexander Harrington’s life is rather tame until a shoeless, coatless waif is found wandering his estate with no memory of who she is. Despite his stoicism, Lord Harrington finds himself drawn to the lost girl who he compares to a scared doe. Caring for her illness despite speculation of her mental state, he develops feelings for her. 

Is she an escaped lunatic, or simply a lost woman desperately in need of his help? A revelation about his own family’s history with the mental asylum down the road causes him to question his feelings. When a massive fire breaks out on estate grounds, will he lose her forever?


 

Ruined Reputations by Lela Bay 

Rumors of Mr. Aarons unconventional ways are confirmed when he nearly yanks the bonnet off Emmaline’s cousin’s head. Drawn by his charm and good looks, Emmaline finds herself assisting him in his mysterious mission.

His obscure search appears to lead to her cousin, beautiful Catherine Connersfield. She is the more sensible choice, but will she have him? More to the point, will Emmaline let her?