A little bit of England has come to NZ. Prince William, his wife Kate, and their son Prince George are touring New Zealand, as part of their tour Down Under, and they have won over the media, the people they have met, and those of us watching from a distance. The country is buzzing with excitement with people lining the streets to catch a glimpse, or to be lucky enough to talk with William or Kate, and of course see baby George. Everyone is trying to decide whom he looks like. The Prince last came to New Zealand when he was a baby, and now he’s back, all grown up, with a baby and wife of his own! Princess Diana, [...]
By Janet Webb, Reviewer | April 4, 2014 at 11:10 am
A group of aristocratic men, a mysterious threat, and the ladies that love them. A Promise of More has all of my favorite elements! Just read the back cover—who can resist? When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution. She’s determined to blackmail the man into a loveless marriage. She’ll make the wealthy Lord Coldhurst pay for the rest of his life. But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames—only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms that tempt her to stay locked in their heated embrace forever. That is, until she [...]
Whenever I see a review that includes, ‘The passion between them sizzles off the pages.’ – whether it is a good or bad review I’m all over it — I want to read that book! Regency Romance Writers did a fabulous job recapping A KISS OF LIES – so much so, I wanted to share it with all of you – enjoy! Review for A Kiss of Lies Author: Bronwen Evans Date of Review: 01/10/14 Reviewed by: Regency Romance Writers Reviewer Comments: Kiss of Lies is the first book in Bronwen Evans’ series Disgraced Lords. In this book, you will completely understand where the series title comes from. Ms. Evan transports us from England to Canada and back again with [...]
@RT_Magazine reviews A KISS OF LIES by Bronwen Evans = 4.5 Stars!!! Genre: Historical Romance, England – Sensuality: HOT Setting: Early 1800s England Evans’ first in her Disgraced Lords series will appeal to readers of all genres. This book is the perfect blend of romance, history and mystery, and many will agree it’s suspenseful at times, too. The love story alone is passionate and swoon worthy, while Evans’ characters have a strong voice. Our hero, Christian is a broken soul and is the perfect accompaniment to extremely courageous, Sarah. This tale is poignant, heartwarming and readers may be reaching for the Kleenex once or twice before the breathtaking ending. The Earl of Markham, Christian Trent, returns from France after being [...]
Yahoo’s Susan Frances recaps Bronwen Evans new release, A Kiss of Lies – a must read – enjoy! A Kiss of Lies , the first book in Bronwen Evans ‘s The Disgraced Lords series plunges into the plight of Lord Christian Trent, the Earl of Markham. He is wrongfully accused of raping Duke Barforte’s young daughter. Like the other disgraced lords whom Christian attended Eton with and befriended, he is charged with a crime he did not commit and sets out on a course to prove his innocence, calling upon the help of his six college buddies nicknamed the Libertine Scholars and a new woman that enters his life introduced to him as Sarah Cooper. The author makes it apparent [...]
Happy Release Day to Bronwen Evans, today we’re celebrating her book, A KISS OF LIES, and offering a #Giveaway — good luck! And now, here’s Bron: Let me introduce you to the Libertine Scholars, the six heroes in my new Regency historical romance series, Disgraced Lords. They met at school, going through to Oxford together. Due to their appetite for learning, coupled with their rakish seductions, they earned the nickname The Libertine Scholars. They’re lords who are definitely loveable rogues, and who use their brains for more than just carousing. There is nothing sexier than an intelligent, handsome man. However, all is not well with the Libertine Scholars. During book #1 A KISS OF LIES, they uncover a plot to [...]
Here it is! On sale Tuesday, A Kiss of Lies – enjoy! A Kiss of Lies The Disgraced Lords Series Bronwen Evans Loveswept Chapter 1 London, England, November 1815 “Get up!” If not for the fact that the rage-filled voice bellowing in his ear was speaking English, Christian Trent, the Earl of Markham, might have thought he was back in France. Certainly the press of cold steel at his throat flooded his brain with memories of the war: nightmarish memories, pain-filled memories. Memories he fervently tried, but hopelessly failed, to forget. Experience had taught him that when one was in such a precarious position, with a sword at one’s windpipe, with the identity and reasoning of the attacker unknown, one [...]
I’m saving up for some landscaping work to be done at my beach/vineyard house. Boy, is having a lovely garden an expensive business when you’ve just built a house. I have an acre section that needs grassing at a cost of $5k. Then there is drainage, irrigation etc. On top of that is all the planting… It made me thankful that I can earn my own income. As a single woman, imagine if I was reliant on someone else for my upkeep. I was thinking of my heroine, Miss Beatrice Hennessy, in A Promise of More, my second book for Loveswept, and the fact that in Regency times, women of nobility relied on male members of their family, or their [...]
Readers are drawn to tortured heroes. Every romance author knows it. Tortured heroes are found across all genres, all tropes and all nationalities. They fill our world of romance with heartache and desperation, and we love them. There is something about a wounded man. Tortured heroes grab our attention and break our hearts. They are usually tough on the outside, but with a soft, molten inner core. He surrounds himself in armor, an impenetrable fortress that keeps him from being hurt again, but also means he can’t heal.
I always wanted an older brother when I reached my teens… Why I hear you all ask? Think about. What do older brothers have? They have friends! Your brother’s friend who has smoldering good looks, with a body that makes you drool, and a voice that haunts your dreams, was something definitely missing from my life. I’m one of five girls. No brothers in my family.
Dear readers, I’m excited about becoming a Loveswept author! To be working with Sue Grimshaw on a new Regency historical romance, A Kiss of Lies, is wonderful. My book is due for release in January 2014. It might seem a way off, but watch how fast January comes around. Already we’re at the end of April. A Kiss of Lies is book one in a sensual Regency suspense series called The Disgraced Lords. The series is about a group of Oxford dons, who over a space of a year, are forced to flee England for various reasons. The individual stories focus on each Lord’s drive to clear his name, and earn his place back in English Society. There is laughter, [...]
Dear readers, One of my all time favorite romance novel lines is . . . . “I know what I’d rather be riding,” and the hero wasn’t talking about a horse! The first book in my Wicked Wagers trilogy, which was a Top 5 Finalist, Kindle Book Reviews Indie Romance Book of the Year 2012, To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield, starts with my heroine, Caitlin Southall, caught by my hero, Harlow Telford, the Duke of Dangerfield, riding a stallion (yes a stallion) in men’s clothing. She had to wear trousers, and sit astride, in order to control the beast.
I’m having some writing friends join me at my beach house this week. I call it a beach house but it’s about a mile from the sea set amongst the vineyards. I look out over grape vines through one of New Zealand’s premium wineries, Elephant Hill, out to the sea. It’s actually about to storm here even though it’s about 32C (around 90f). The sea’s suddenly gone from turquoise to a deep angry blue. The pool is still being finished off. The tiling is about to be done, hence why I’m up here for the week. The house is full of dust and dirt but do I care – no! Not with this view…
I’ve got a new book out and surprise, surprise it’s not a historical. THE RELUCTANT WIFE is my first contemporary and it was both strange, and exciting, writing it. I wanted to write a story based on a fertility issue that affects about one third of women, including me-endometriosis. The characters, Abby Taylor and Conte Dante Lombardi, jumped immediately into my head, but the theme just wouldn’t work in a Regency setting because the condition, and the added complications, would’ve resulted in death. Not really suitable for a romance as there would be no HEA. It got me thinking about the challenges an author faces when writing a Regency versus a contemporary. There are several plot themes and character types [...]
Hello everyone, waving from a warm and sunny New Zealand. Thanks Sue for inviting me to blog today on Romance @ Random! It’s the start of summer in NZ and the trees are covered with blossom, the birds are out in force and the beaches are beginning to look inviting! All I need is a great book and I’m content. I’m starting summer by celebrating the release of my latest Regency historical romance, TO CHALLENGE THE EARL OF CRAVENSWOOD, book #3 in my Wicked Wagers trilogy. But I’m also sad because it’s the final book in the series and I have to say goodbye to the characters I’ve come to know and love.