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About Chasity Bowlin
USA Today Best Seller, Winner of the 2019 Romance Through the Ages Award for Georgian/Regency Romance, 2020 RONE Award winner, and 2021 Imadjinn Award for Best Romance Novel, Chasity Bowlin is the author multiple bestselling historical romance novels, both independently and with Dragonblade Publishing. She lives in central Kentucky with her husband, their adorable son, and a menagerie of animals. She loves writing, loves traveling and enjoys incorporating tidbits of her actual vacations into her books. She is an avid Anglophile, loving all things British, but specifically all things Regency.
Growing up in Tennessee, spending as much time as possible with her doting grandparents, soap operas were a part of her daily existence, followed by back to back episodes of Scooby Doo. Her path to becoming a romance novelist was set when, rather than simply have her Barbie dolls cruise around in a pink convertible, they time traveled, hosted lavish dinner parties and one even had an evil twin locked in the attic.
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Welcome to UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY anthology!
Many of your favorite Historical Romance authors have come together for a collection of never-before published stories inspired by true, legendary hauntings of the British Isles. These tales will give you a chill, a thrill, and have you reading them over and over. From the moors of Devon to the ballrooms of Regency London, and far north into the Scottish Highlands, these stories will bring you wistful dreams of legendary and haunting romance. You’ve never before experienced a collection like this by some of the very best authors in Historical Romance.
Authors in this anthology include:
Kathryn Le Veque
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Emily E K Murdoch
Anna St. Claire
Light your candle, lock your doors, and settle down to this smashing collection of darkly-tinged romantic stories with unforgettable heroes and magnificent ladies. Romance has never been so daring… or so haunting!
And if you hear a knock on your door… don’t answer it unless you are prepared to welcome a wandering wraith in a tattered wedding gown…
Note: This collection is comprised of all never before published material.
Miss Penelope Dennings grew a conscience and made an enemy. By confessing her role in the events that nearly destroyed the marriage of Lord and Lady Mayville, she helped to bring them back together… but it has cost her everything. Her friends have turned their backs on her and she is all but a pariah in society.
Theo Blake, Lord Ralston, is a man who needs a wife. Any wife. His title and entailed estates are secure, but a significant inheritance hangs in the balance if he remains a bachelor. There’s only one problem. He’s too nice. Handsome and even rich, when compared to the rogues, rakes and general bad boys of society, there is really no comparison. All the eligible ladies simply look over him as if he were completely invisible.
But invisibility gives him a unique insight into Miss Dennings terrible situation. So Ralston makes her an offer—one she cannot refuse. But not everyone wants to see them settled in a happy union. Jealousy is an ugly and destructive force and Theo, for the first time in his life, might have to fight dirty to get what he wants. And despite the rather perfunctory nature of their courtship, he’s realized that what he wants, above all else, is Penelope…
Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it's made her a killer's target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party--to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke.
Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged "gift." Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme's life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?
The Haunting of a Duke is the first of six book in the Dark Regency Series. Each book in this series contains gothic elements, occult or paranormal references, and steamy, open door sex scenes.Praise for the Haunting of a Duke:
"Omg! Could not wait to get back to reading this book every chance I could! Love the love story/fiery romance and mystery all in one! Can't wait to read the next 5 books in the Dark Regency series!"—Amazon Review
"This story was so good it really deserves more than 5 stars. I was hooked from page one, I love a good HR but this was so much more. Murder, mystery, ghostly goings on, not to mention the sizzling attraction between Emme and Rhys I could not put this story down." —Goodreads Review
"Stumbled across this book bought as a freebie some time ago and decided... What the heck, let's read this without researching recommendations.BEST DECISION EVER!!!Totally enchanting. The mystery and ghost elements added intrigue without being too spooky for my Christian soul. Lol"—Goodreads Review
"From the first paragraph to the last I was entrenched with this story of love and hauntings."—Amazon Review
"A beautiful blend of historical romance with a dash of mysticism, this is not what I was expecting. From page one, we are thrown into a story that is immediately intriguing, spurring questions that demand answers."—Amazon Review
"What can I say but I really enjoyed THE HAUNTING OF A DUKE. If you like a dark, hot Regency romance with murder and mystery, a brooding, lovable Duke, ghosts (good and evil) and a sweet heroine this book is for you."—Amazon Review
Althea is used to being forgotten. She is used to being ignored. She is also very much used to loving Lord Mayville from afar while being utterly certain he has never glanced her way. But when he drunkenly stumbles into her bedchamber one night, she's stunned. So stunned that she screams down the rafters, bringing her father and patrons from the nearby tavern running.
Now they are trapped, forced to marry and forced to make the best of a situation that neither of them wanted—at least not in that way. But there is one universal truth... We rarely get what we want in life, but fate has a way of giving us what we need.
Star of Wonder
Star of Light
Star of royal beauty bright…
Dragonblade Publishing brings you not one, but two beautiful collections of holiday cheer for 2021. STAR OF WONDER is Collection #1 in this glorious holiday gathering of tales from some of your favorite Dragonblade authors.
Imagine, if you will, that it is Christmas Eve. The candles are guttered, one by one, and a hush falls over the parlor. The children have gone to bed, and a tall, gloriously decorated Christmas tree looms in the shadows of the hearth’s dying embers.
The clock on the wall chimes midnight.
Now, the holiday magic happens.
Oh, come all ye faithful and feel the holiday spirit of Historical Romance inspired by classic holiday carols that will warm your heart and soothe your soul.
Authors in this collection include:
Emily E K Murdoch
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
E. Elizabeth Watson
Make sure to pick up your copy of STAR OF LIGHT, Collection #2, to complete your holiday reading.
From Dragonblade to you, we wish you a very happy holiday season!
But country life proves to be anything but quiet. At a debauched house party, Michael finds himself confronted with an unfortunate quandary, marry Abbigail, an innocent, or hang for murder.
Residing at Blagdon Hall, Michael's faced with the dilemmas of seducing his new wife, who seems to be impervious to his charm, and unraveling the mystery of Blagdon Hall's resident ghost and the nefarious goings on at the neighboring estate.
Larissa has struggled to put her past behind her and to overcome the abuses she suffered at the hands of Lord Moreland to whom her stepfather had owed a gambling debt. Spencer had saved her then, and now, she knows it is time to return the favor. She sets out on her own to show him, and perhaps herself, that she has the courage to face her fears... and to love him as he deserves. But all is not as it would seem at Kinraven. There is darkness there—plotting, lurking, waiting in the shadows to destroy whatever happiness they may find.
Can love truly conquer all, or will the darkness consume them both?
This is the third book in.a series of six. Each book in the Dark Regency Series features gothic elements, occult or paranormal references and steamy, open door sex scenes.
And then it happens. Her nephew’s kite, which she told him not to fly, becomes tangled in the limbs of a tree next door. It’s either retrieve it at the cost of her own dignity or face her sister’s wrath for not properly supervising her charges as, after all, it’s the least she can do in exchange for room and board. Percy climbs the fence and finds herself in a wonderland of lush booms.
Alone in this house since his sister’s recent marriage, Algernon Dunne is bored. So bored that he’s taken up gardening in order to pass his time. After all, there’s only so much brandy a man can consume in a given day without feeling wretched for it. And he’s found that despite the tame nature of his new hobby, there’s something satisfying in cultivating the perfect bloom. It’s teaching him patience and also the one thing he’s always been missing in his life… humility. Nature might bow to him, after all, but only on her own terms. Gardening has brought him clarity and peace.
That is until a ranting, cursing, fireball of a woman comes over his garden wall in a cascade of pink skirts and sends them both tumbling to the ground. One look at her lovely brown eyes and her kissable lips, and Algernon is well and truly sunk. Now he just has to convince her that love at first sight can apply to much more than just his garden… and sometimes The First Proposal is the only one a woman really needs.
Lord Burke, Viscount Holland, has loved Olivia for years. He even offered for her once, only to be summarily dismissed by her older brother, his oldest friend. With his pride still stinging, Burke is confronted with the horrible truth that Olivia had never rejected him at all. Her brother never told her of Burke’s interest in her. But if he tells her now, she’ll take it for pity and reject him out of hand. The only way to make her his wife is to first accept her offer to be his mistress.
But not everyone wishes to see the couple achieve a happy ending. Some will do whatever it takes to keep them apart. Can true love prevail or will pride and greed conspire to keep them apart forever?
***This is a novella (not a novel) of approximately 30,000 words, which is half the length of a typical novel. It is however a complete story with no cliffhangers. It's a perfect read for when you don't have a lot of time to invest.***
Aurora Sefton, Lady Sheffield, has been a widow for almost as long as she was a wife. Of the two states, widowhood has always been much preferred. She lives independently, enjoying her freedom, her wealth, and her occasional lovers. Then she's asked for a favor from an old friend... to take the unexpected heir to a dukedom that had very nearly gone extinct and turn this rough laborer into a gentleman. But Gavin Barreton, The Duke of Westerhaven, is much more than she ever bargained for. As their relationship takes a decidedly intimate turn, she vows not to be led by her heart. But there are things in life that are beyond anyone's ability to predict or control... and love is certainly one of them.
Gavin never intended to fall in love with the woman who was attempting to transform him into the proverbial silk purse. He certainly never thought she'd fall in love with him, a rough and tumble brawler from the streets suddenly burdened with a title. He wants nothing more than to marry her. In truth, he has every intention of asking her... until another woman enters the picture claiming to be his wife.
It was their first kiss, possibly her first kiss ever. All the more reason to get it right.
Abandoned at the altar by her groom in favor of her younger sister, Miss Madeline Keyes has become an object of pity, scorn and scandal. Rather than flee to the countryside to rusticate as a spinster with her less than loving parents, she seeks the aid of Mrs. Bessie Dove-Lyon to snare a titled husband and, through marriage, reclaim her place in society.
Lord Oliver Easton, Earl of Foxmore, has always preferred plants to people. As a younger son, he had no expectations of marriage. But with the loss of both his father and brother in a very short span of time, the death taxes levied on the estate leave him at risk of losing his life’s work. So he does the only sensible thing and takes his brother’s place in the matchmaking scheme helmed by the owner of the Lyon’s Den.
It was supposed to be a marriage of convenience only. A chance to rescue her reputation and his fortunes. But neither of them expected the ultimate complication—to fall in love.
Other Lyon's Den Books
Into the Lyon’s Den
The Scandalous Lyon
Fed to the Lyon
The Lyon’s Lady Love
The Lyon’s Laird
The Lyon Sleeps Tonight
A Lyon in Her Bed
Fall of the Lyon
Loved by the Lyon
The Lyon's Den in Winter
Kiss of the Lyon
Always the Lyon Tamer
To Tame the Lyon
The Lyon's Surprise
How to Steal a Lyon's Fortune
A Lyon's Pride