Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Finds

Take a look at the books I discovered this week...

Author: Shana Galen
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: September 2011
Meet Lord and Lady Smythe, England's preeminent spies.  Their identities are guarded even from each other.  After years of secrets and lies, their marriage is little more than a crumbling fa├žade.  But even love isn't as important as The Mission - to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte.  But what happens when the mission is complete?  
Meet Lord and Lady Smythe, out of work spies.  Lady Sophia Smythe will scream if she has to attend another tea party.  Lord Adrian Smythe will hit someone if he's forced to while away another evening at Parliament.  What are secret agents to do when the war is over?

There's one chance left to get back into the game.  The prime minister needs a murder investigated.  The problem?  Two spies.  One position.

All's fair in love and war.

A Veiled Seduction Novel, Book One
Author: Heater Snow
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: February 7,2012

Geoffrey Wentworth, a war hero and rising political star, never wanted to be the Earl, but when his brother dies, he knows his duty - take up the responsibility for his family's estates.  His mother's definition of duty differs from his, however, and can be summed up in one word - heirs.  
When Geoffrey rushes home to answer her urgent summons, he finds himself host to a house full of women, all vying to become the next Countess of Stratford.  But his love is Parliament, where he wields his influence and reputation to better the lives of ex-soldiers, until a tempting houseguest and a secret from his past threaten his freedom...and his heart.

Liliana Claremont, a brilliant chemist, doesn't want to be any man's wife, much less a Countess.  If she had tuppence for every time she'd been told her place was filling the nursery, not experimenting in the laboratory, she could buy the Tower Bridge.  However, when she receives a coveted invitation to the Earl's house party, she trades in her beakers for ball gowns and gladly takes on the guise of husband hunter - for the chance to uncover what the Earl had to do with the murder of her father.

Liliana believes the best way to get the answers she needs is to keep her enemy close, though romance is not part of her formula.  But it only takes one kiss to start a reaction she can't control...

A Novel of Cleopatra's Daughter, Book Two
Author: Stephanie Dray
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: November 2011

Sorceress.  Seductress. Schemer.  Cleopatra's daughter has become the emperor's most unlikely apprentice and the one woman who can destroy his empire...

Having survived her perilous childhood as royal captive of Rome, Selene pledged her loyalty to Augustus and swore she would become his very own Cleopatra.  Now the young queen faces an uncertain destiny in a foreign land.

Forced to marry a man of the emperor's choosing, Selene will not allow her new husband to rule in her name.  She quickly establishes herself as a capable leader in her own right and as a religious icon.  Beginning the hard work of building a new nation, she wins the love of her new subjects and makes herself vital to Rome by bringing forth bountiful harvests. But it's the magic of Isis flowing through her veins that makes her indispensable to the emperor.  
Against a backdrop of imperial politics and religious persecution, Cleopatra's daughter beguiles her way to the very precipice of power.  She has never forgotten her birthright, but will the price of her mother's throne be more than she's willing to pay?


  1. I have the first book, it looks adorable! also can't wait for song of the nile.