Thursday, July 18, 2013

Celebrating Historical Romances

The Get Lost in a Story crew sends our CONGRATULATIONS to the

Lori Austin
Cathleen Chase is no killer—but as Cat O’Banyon, she is a ruthless bounty hunter who always gets her man. Catching one lowlife after another, she continues her search for the only man she really cares to locate. The one whose voice she will never forget; the man who murdered her husband. She’ll stop at nothing to find him.
Penguin Group USA, Signet
Claire Zion, editor

Con artist Alexi Romanov taught Cat every trick she knows.  He is a master of deceit, disguise, and desire. He’s difficult to trust, and even more difficult to resist, but he has news she can’t ignore. The man she’s after has placed a bounty on her head. To get him before he gets her, she’ll have to team up with Alexi again....

And just like before, the two of them together are nothing but trouble. 

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Anne Gracie
Penguin Group USA
Berkley Sensation
Wendy McCurdy, editor
Eight years ago, Lieutenant Luke Ripton made a hasty wartime marriage-in-name-only to protect a young girl from a forced union and left her protected in a remote mountain convent. Now, Luke is Lord Ripton, but he has been unable to obtain an annulment. Which leaves him no choice but to collect a wife he doesn't want.

For eight years Isabella has waited like a princess locked in a tower, dreaming of her handsome, dark-eyed prince. Her dreams are shattered when Luke reveals himself not as a prince, but an autocratic soldier, expecting her unquestioning obedience, which is something Isabella's fiercely independent nature will not tolerate.


Pamela Clare
Charged with a crime they didn’t commit, the MacKinnon brothers faced a death sentence until they agreed to serve the British Crown in the colonies and take up arms against the French. Allied with the Indian tribes who lived beside them in the wilderness, the Scottish Highland warriors forged a new breed of soldier… 

Penguin Group USA
Berkley Sensation
Cindy Hwang, editor
Major Connor MacKinnon despises his commander, Lord William Wentworth, beyond all other men. Ordered to rescue Wentworth’s niece after the Shawnee take her captive, he expects Lady Sarah Woodville to be every bit as contemptible as her uncle. Instead, he finds a brave and beautiful lass in desperate peril. But the only way to free Sarah is for Connor to defeat the Shawnee warrior who kidnapped her—and claim her himself. 

Torn by tragedy from her sheltered life in London, Lady Sarah is unprepared for the harshness of the frontier—or for the attraction she feels toward Connor. When they reach civilization, however, it is she who must protect him. For if her uncle knew all that Connor had done to save her, he would surely kill him. 

But the flames of passion, once kindled, are difficult to deny. As desire transforms into love, Connor will have to defy an empire to keep Sarah at his side.

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Sabrina Jeffries
When the youngest Sharpe sister hatches a plan to gain marriage offers, the straight-laced Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter knows he'll do whatever it takes to ruin her scheme... 

Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Micki Nuding, editor
Lady Celia Sharpe hopes that if she can garner offers of marriage from several eligible gentlemen and show her grandmother she is capable of gaining a husband, she can convince Gran to rescind the marriage ultimatum for her. And if that plan doesn’t work, at least she’ll have a husband lined up.

But Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter seems determined to ruin her plans by disapproving of every suitor she asks him to investigate. It’s only when she and Jackson work together to solve her parents’ murders, plunging them both into danger, that she realizes why--because the only man he wants her to marry is himself!

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Monica McCarty
Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits.

Random House Group
Ballantine Books
Kate Collins, editor
Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar’s bed.

The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?


Sarah MacLean
What a scoundrel wants, a scoundrel gets . . .

HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
Carrie Feron, editor
A decade ago, the Marquess of Bourne was cast from society with nothing but his title. Now a partner in London’s most exclusive gaming hell, the cold, ruthless Bourne will do whatever it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying perfect, proper Lady Penelope Marbury.

A broken engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with little interest in a quiet, comfortable marriage, and a longing for something more. How lucky that her new husband has access to such unexplored pleasures.

Bourne may be a prince of London’s underworld, but he vows to keep Penelope untouched by its wickedness—a challenge indeed as the lady discovers her own desires, and her willingness to wager anything for them . . . even her heart.

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Cara Elliott
Can a Flame from the Past be Rekindled?

Grand Central Publishing, Forever
Lauren Plude, editor
Long ago, Sophie Lawrance chose prudence over passion, rejecting a rebellious young rogue for the sake of her family-no matter the ache it left in her heart. But after a specter from her father's past resurfaces, threatening to destroy all she holds dear, the desperate beauty knows there is only one man whose shadowy skills can save her.

Or Is It Too Dangerous to Play with Fire?

Cameron Daggett is a man of many secrets . . . and many sins. He's never forgotten the pain of losing Sophie. But now, with a chance to win her back, Cameron sets aside his anger and agrees to help Sophie save her father's honor. Together they embark on a perilous masquerade, leading them to a remote country estate near the sea. There, they must battle a cunning adversary-and their own burning desires. Will they be consumed by the flames? Or can they prove that true love conquers all?

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Jade Lee
The dazzling wedding fashions of A Lady’s Favor dress shop are guaranteed to make any girl the talk of the ton. But the brides aren’t the only ones falling in love… 

Penguin Group USA
Berkley Sensation
Kate Seaver, editor
With her parents murdered and her inheritance stolen, all Penny Shoemaker has left is her job designing handcrafted shoes for A Lady’s Favor dress shop. But that’s not enough for her to support herself or her young brother. Her only chance to regain what is rightfully hers rests with a strange but brilliant gent with a weakness for damsels in distress. 

Samuel Morrison is a dispossessed younger son searching for his place in the world. When Penny’s predicament literally lands at his feet, he sets his keen detective skills to solving her mystery. But she fills more than his time—she fills his heart. How can a lost man solve the mystery, win the girl, and create a life not only for himself, but for her as well? The answer may be just a favor away...

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Previously on GLIAS

Congratulations to all the nominees for the RITA® in the
HISTORICAL category!
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JOIN US tomorrow as RITA® week 
continues with the CONTEMPORARY SINGLE TITLE ROMANCE category. 
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MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter to win
*an autographed copy of Lori Austin's BEAUTY AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER
*an autographed copy of Sabrina Jeffries's A LADY NEVER SURRENDERS
*an autographed copy of Cara Elliott's TOO DANGEROUS TO DESIRE

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*an autographed copy of Pamela Clare's DEFIANT
*a digital copy from Jade Lee's backlist

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  1. So many I love. MASTER AND COMMANDER for one.

  2. Great authors on this list. I have not read some of these, but I want to . Thanks for the chance

  3. Good morning ladies and welcome to GLIAS ! Thanks for all the cool giveaways and I'm very envious of those who can enter. >>>Grin<<<

    My favorite historical movie... there are too many to name. I recently watched Mrs. Miniver, which gave me a different perspective of WWII. Elizabeth. The King's Speech. I can go on and on and they're all not about the UK (I promise).

  4. I enjoy many historical movies but my favorite would still have to be The Sound of Music.
    Thanks for sharing a little about all the great finalist.'s been a good year for us readers with so many wonderful stories to read.

  5. Gone With the Wind is one of my favorites. Congrats to all the nominess.

  6. Oh wow - my favorite historical movie. The Patriot with Mel Gibson is the first that comes to mind. But I don't know if I'd say it was my favorite. There have been many I've enjoyed, and several I've seen over & over on TV. I guess Gone With the Wind would have to be a favorite.

    Thanks for highlighting the Historical nominees today. I'd already read about some of these - and have them on my TBR list (i.e. BEAUTY AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER, WEDDED IN SIN, and A LADY NEVER SURRENDERS), but now the others will go there also.

  7. Hmmm... well... Scarlett Pimpernel is one of favorite even though it's not really historically accurate. :) Love Sir Percy. :)

    I read some of the books and really enjoyed it!

  8. don't have a fav movie

  9. Just ran into Pamela Clare. See her picture with our very own Clover on my Facebook page:


  10. My favorite historical movie is Shakespeare in Love. Congrats to all the nominees, I wish they could all win. :D

  11. Congrats to all of the nominees! A Knight's Tale and American Outlaws are two of my favourite historical movies.

  12. Congrats to the nominees! Gone With The Wind and Pride and Prejudice are two of my favorites.

    Marcy Shuler

  13. excited about this contest/giveaway....would love to win these fantastic novels.

    1. oops! forgot to enter my favorite historical movie...I told you that I was excited...hehehe...last of the mochicans

  14. Congrats to the nominees! I love Gone with the Wind! Although I haven't read the book I absolutely love it! (I think it's the gowns LOL and I think this movie influenced my love for historical romance books)

  15. The Sound of Music

    Good luck to all the Rita Nominees

  16. The sound of music! I've lost count of the number of times I've watched it.

  17. I would say The Sound Of Music is probably my favorite

  18. There are so many, most of the above mentioned ones. Romantic, love story, historical (costumes) "Drei Haselnuesse fuer Aschenbroedel" (three wishes for Cinderella) is my alltime favourite, rescued from my childhood into my adulthood I have seen this 100s of times.
    Another would be "Ladyhawke"

  19. I would have to go with Pride & Prejudice! Good luck everyone!

  20. BRAVEHEART William Wallace's story taking place in the 1300's when Scotland was fighting desperately for independence from England.

    Oh I do love historical romances!.

  21. First one I ever saw, "Gone With The Wind".

  22. FAVORITE HISTORICAL MOVIE is Gone With the Wind

  23. Love All Sabrina Jefferies Books The Clothes The Castles The Parties Yor Go Right In Sit Down And Watch The Story !

  24. It would have to be pride and prejudice. There are other ones that I like but I love the movie. I even love the score so much that I can put the movie on and not even watch, just enjoy the music

  25. I'm going with Braveheart but it's only one of many that I enjoy!!

  26. Congratulations to all. I couldn't pick a winner because I love reading them all.

  27. Good luck to all nominees. I thank you for your talent.

  28. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.

  29. Favorite historical movie - Where do I start? Or more importantly, where should I end? If it's just a movie with a historical setting, I have a slew of those. But one with some historical significance, that's different. Two are my favorites and both happen to be Mel Gibson films: THE PATRIOT and BRAVEHEART.

    THE PATRIOT was filmed in my adopted home state of South Carolina and Mel Gibson's character loosely based on Revoulutionary War Hero, Francis Marion.

    BRAVEHEART, not only the film, but the musical score is one of my favorite soundtracks to listen to. Absolutely stunning!

  30. My favorite historical movie would have to be The Patriot.