Scotsmen Prefer Blondes
Muses of Mayfair #2
Spencer Hill Press
On Sale: April 5, 2012
Featuring: Lady Amelia Staunton; Malcolm MacCabe, Earl of Carnach
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She never wanted marriage...
When a friend is forced to
consider a marriage of convenience, Lady Amelia Staunton is
determined to rescue her. But her plans trap her in an
illicit seduction, and Amelia must marry him herself.
Malcolm's all–consuming kisses and devilish humor
might make up for her lost freedom, but she believes he will
force her to abandon the Gothic romances she yearns to
write. Since she can't escape him, she must distract him
from her secret...
He isn't looking for love...
powerful autocrat with a well–hidden rebellious
streak, Malcolm MacCabe doesn't need another beautiful
mistress – he needs an obedient wife. Obedience is not one
of Amelia's virtues. But he's too enthralled by her wit and
passion to let her go – even if it means risking the
political reputation he is building to save his
Their hearts can't survive the
their intentions, every wicked embrace binds them together.
But as their conflicting desires combust into insatiable
hunger and unavoidable ruin, they must decide whether to
pursue their personal destinies alone – or fight for the
love that could destroy them both.
33 comments posted.
Re: Scotsmen Prefer Blondes
I like reading a good Regency romance for the fun of the romance, but also for the history of the period and the study of life style of another time.
(Sue Farrell 12:09pm July 21, 2012)
I have always loved this time period because I am enthralled by the manners,
the dress, the furnishings, the servants and the wonderful romances at a time
when courting was so formal and romantic. "The glamor of the upper classes"
pretty much hits it on the head for me too. I think that's why so many of us
are so enthralled by Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey.
I'm ashamed to say that I have not read your novels as yet, Sara, but I have
certainly put them on my Wish List!
(Connie Fischer 12:23pm July 21, 2012)
Scots and their land seem so mysterious and I like learning about traditions, plaids, food and dialect of those who speak with a brogue.
(Alyson Widen 12:28pm July 21, 2012)
I enjoy reading regency romances for the story and how society affects the various relationships between people. It is interesting to read about different time periods and see how things worked then.
(Chelsea Knestrick 12:33pm July 21, 2012)
Many Regency romances concentrate on the wealthy and ignore the hard working. There was very little in the way of middle class at the time - clergy and doctors, maybe tutors, would be it, with some shopkeepers who were usually owed enormous amounts by the wealthy and paid after the rents got paid. The wealthy people were a tiny proportion of the population and employed large numbers of staff, but it would be difficult for poorer people to move around or to find romance as they had to work very hard just to make a living. So while I can see the point in concentrating on the wealthy in novels, I feel it is only half the story.
(Clare O'Beara 1:51pm July 21, 2012)
I grew up in the period of Cinderella, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland--all
happy-ever-after stories. Regency romances continue this tradition and give
us great escape into a time of (for the rich) ballroom gowns and other dresses
trimmed with lace and embroidery and fancy trims, amazing hair styles and
Manners. They give us all a dreamscape to relax in and creative love matches
without (mostly) matchmakers. Problems of the now can disappear while our
minds relax with wonderful stories so that when we surface again our
problems are easier to cope with and/or solve. Thank you for adding all your
might to this cause and the pleasure you bring us when we need it most!
(Sandra Spilecki 1:56pm July 21, 2012)
I've always found books having to do with England very interesting. Perhaps it has to do partly with the common day Monarcy that drew me in - Princess Diana, for example, but I've always loved Queen Elizabeth, and read books about her. Anyway, I've also had a love of History, so when I read your posting today, I had to grab my box of Kleenix to dab at the sides of my mouth from the drooling!! This is definately a book that is right up my alley, and when you add romance to the picture, well, it's a good thing that I'm sitting down!! I already have the fans working because my computer is on its' last leg, so I'm thrilled to get my reply in. Thank you for keeping the History of one of our great Allies alive so that others can know how they lived, and the struggles that they went through as well. Always be proud of your bloodline. I know so little of mine, and wish I knew more.
(Peggy Roberson 2:06pm July 21, 2012)
I like the period, setting and history of Regencies.
(Shannon Scott 2:24pm July 21, 2012)
I love getting 'lost' in a good regency romance! ( Ok... a good romance of any
period. Lol.) I love the history of the period, the manners of the time (sadly
lacking in today's world) and the everyday action and interactions of the
characters. I appreciate all of the research that authors do to make their
stories authentic to the period.
(Jane Limback 2:29pm July 21, 2012)
I like the romance part and it is a good way to learn some of the history.
(Wilma Frana 3:11pm July 21, 2012)
I love history. I have taken more history classes than I will ever need. But, they are sadly lacking in the activities of everday life in that time period and the hardships of the common people. I enjoy Regency romances even if they are mostly centered on the rich. The ones that I have read lately present the ladies as very foward. I am looking foward to reading some of your books to see how you see the ladies of this period since you seen to have a great love of the Recency period.
(Kathleen Yohanna 3:43pm July 21, 2012)
The Regency really lends itself to romance - it has balls with
beautiful gowns, heroes of the Napoleaonic wars, horse drawn
carriages, travel by ship ...
(Diane Sallans 3:59pm July 21, 2012)
I love all romance. I never enjoyed history classes in school but I now enjoy learning about history through reading. My son is in his Masters program in History and encourages me to learn more and more. I wish I had been this interested way back then. Thanks for the post and I can't wait to read your books and learn more new stuff!
(Patti Paonessa 4:38pm July 21, 2012)
I was always big into fantasy when I was growing up; then I discovered Georgette Heyer when I was in the 9th or 10 grade (we're talking a long time ago!), and I fell in love with the Regency time period for romances. It was the only type of romance I read for a lot of years, but now I read Paranormals and Scottish Romances (any period), too.
(Janie McGaugh 5:59pm July 21, 2012)
HI I JUST LOVE YOUR TIME PERIOD BOOKS. THEY ARE SO WONDERFUL
THAT I CAN'T PUT THEM DOWN THEY ARE SO GOOD. YOUR MY FAVORITE
AUTHOR OF ALL TIME. KEEP WRITING THOSE MARVELOUS BOOKS.
(Shelly Caggiano 6:15pm July 21, 2012)
I just love the whole fantasy of the romantic period of beautiful gowns and events... Not to mention, servants doing all the dirty work!!
(Cate Sparks 6:50pm July 21, 2012)
I love Regency Romance. I wish I could have lived in those days. Maybe I did.
(Rita Wray 7:15pm July 21, 2012)
I love the elegance, the politeness eniglish country side.
Ever since I watched Pride and Prejudice w/ Colin Firth and
Jennifer Ehle I have bee in love with this genre
(Alisha Woods 7:57pm July 21, 2012)
I love escaping to a different era, learning how things were done and the social rules that were in effect during the time period.
Good luck and happy writing!
(Tracie Travis 8:33pm July 21, 2012)
I've always been a history buff. So, these books are the best of both worlds. I love the combination of an interestig era in history with a good romantic story.
(G S Moch 8:50pm July 21, 2012)
I definitely like the glamour and the escape of the historical books. :)
(May Pau 8:58pm July 21, 2012)
I look reading stories about the Scottish people.
(Susie Kerner 8:59pm July 21, 2012)
Regency romance novels are our fairytales. The Lady's dreams come true. It works for me.
(Deb Pelletier 9:33pm July 21, 2012)
I love reading about the clothes of the time, their customs, the parties, etc... it is wonderful to step back in time and visit for a little while and see someone get a HEA.
(Colleen Conklin 9:51pm July 21, 2012)
I love Regency romance because it is a time period I can't even comprehend. There were so many rules and mores. Everyone was so proper and yet we all know that if you scratched the surface just slightly, there was a lot going on that broke the rules.
(Jennifer Beyer 10:08pm July 21, 2012)
Somehow even with a war going on it still seemed like such a romantic time. It was definitely dramatic, but elegant as well. It's just fun to imagine being in a different time period...
(Michele Hayes 10:15pm July 21, 2012)
I'm scratching my head here. I'm fairly new to romance and have been reading mostly contemporaries. Of course, I have read classic Regency-period fiction from Jane Austen, Shelley, Sir Walter Scott, etc. What are some of your favorite Regency romances?
(Catherine Lee 10:22pm July 21, 2012)
I love reading Regency Romances. Books sounds great, thanks for giving me a chance to win it.
(Linda Hall 11:42pm July 21, 2012)
Enjoy the pomp & structure of the period -- balls , calls & prominades in
the park, the gowns, the dashing gents finding ways to circumvent the
rules & watchful guardians, the flirting & banter -- so many things rto
(d Kenney 12:38pm July 22, 2012)
I love historical romance for many reasons, of course the love romance, but the times back then were more layed back. Not rushing all over the place...........innocence
(Joanne Bozik 3:47pm July 22, 2012)
I enjoy both Regency and modern romances. Variety is the spice of reading.
(Gladys Paradowski 11:40pm July 22, 2012)
I like all the gowns and balls and jewels.
(Maureen Emmons 1:56pm July 23, 2012)
I must admit I love reading Regency romance because it covers a time period noted for its achievements in the fine arts and architecture as well as it's elegance. It was an era at a time of great social, political, and even economic changes.
However the Regency was also a period of great differences within the social structure of England. White the Regency is noted for its achievements in the fine arts and architecture as well as it's elegance it was also a time of great social, political, and economic change. Even though war was against Napoleon was being waged it was also a time of refinement and cultural achievement, shaping and altering the societal structure of Britain as a whole.
Against the glamor and excess of Regency society was the squalor that existed is sharp contrast to the upper classes and the inequality of the classes and poverty, starvation and living conditions in the rookeries was only marginally addressed.
I have found that when reading Regency romance the dramatic differences in the classes are usually mentioned but the full impact of the differences and expectation of the different classes is never confronted in depth.
(Jeanne Miro 4:15pm July 24, 2012)
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