Thursday, December 01, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Pink Heart Society: Friday Fun – Is That the Time (Period)?

The Pink Heart Society: Friday Fun – Is That the Time (Period)?: We're delighted to welcome back  Elisabeth Hobbes  to the  Pink Heart Society  as she talks about whether her novels would work in diffe...

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Massive ebook sale now on!

Harlequin are having a massive sale of backlist ebooks.  You can find your favourite Hussy titles for only $1.99 from all major US etailers until 25th October.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Twitter Tuesday

Come and chat with Harlequin Historical authors this Tuesday, 6th September - all about our inspiration for characters and settings.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Goodreads Giveaway!


    Goodreads Book Giveaway

        Mistaken for a Lady by Carol Townend


          Mistaken for a Lady

          by Carol Townend

            Giveaway ends September 01, 2016.
            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Outcast's Redemption - Book 4 of The Infamous Arrandales

I am delighted to announce that book #4 of The Infamous Arrandales Series goes on sale at the end of June, so here's a short extract for you to enjoy.

Setting the scene - Wolfgang Arrandale has returned to England to clear his name, and his first call is to the parson at Arrandale. Mr Duncombe is delighted to take him in, but Grace, the parson's daughter, thinks Wolf is just another vagabond claiming charity from her kind father.  However, she is prepared to let the man sleep above the stables for a few nights, but when there is a crisis in the kitchen and she offers to peg out the washing, she gets something of a shock.....

Grace took a deep breath. She loved spring days like this, when there was warmth in the sun and a promise of summer to come. It was a joy to be out of doors.

A clothes line was fixed up in the kitchen gardens, which were directly behind the stable block. As she crossed the yard Grace heard the noise of the pump being worked and assumed it was Truscott fetching more water for the house, but when she turned the corner she stopped, her mouth opening in surprise to see their guest, stripped to the waist and washing himself.

Her first reaction was to run away, but it was too late for that, he had spotted her. She should not look at him, but could not drag her eyes away from the sight of his half-naked body. The buckskins covering his thighs could not have been tighter, but although he was so tall there was nothing spindly about his long legs. They were perfectly proportioned. He had the physique of an athlete, the flat stomach and lean hips placing no strain on those snugly fitting breeches, but above the narrow waist the body widened into a broad chest and muscled shoulders, still wet and glinting in the morning sun. He bent to pick up his towel, his movements lithe, the muscles rippling beneath the skin. As he straightened she noted the black beard on his cheeks and watched as he flicked the thick dark hair away from his face. Droplets of water flew off the tendrils, catching the light. Like a halo, she thought wildly. A halo for a dark angel.

Sarah Mallory
The Outcast's Redemption, published by Harlequin July 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Behind the Story – More Than A Lover

by Ann Lethbridge

I am often asked Where do you get your ideas? and I thought you might be interested in a brief overview of the historical event that forms the backdrop to More Than A Lover.

My hero and heroine in More Than A Lover appeared in More Than a Mistress and readers have asked for their story, since it was obvious that Blade was no stranger to Caro Falkner. 

Caro is desperate to avoid him, because Blade is the one person who has the power to ruin her life and the life she has built for her young son..

Bladen Read has been involved in some of the great events of his time. He was a soldier during the Peninsular Wars and was badly wounded at Waterloo in 1815. He owes his life to Charles, Marquess of Tonbridge, a fellow cavalry officer. More Than A Lover takes place five years after Waterloo.

During this period, new technologies were turning the world upside down, much as they seem to be doing today.  In the years after Waterloo, there was a great deal of unrest among the civilian population because Society was changing from primarily agricultural to industrial.

In 1819 the people who lived and worked in and around Manchester were looking for better wages, respect in the form of the vote and job security. It sounds familiar doesn’t it?

At what we would call a peaceful rally today, an outspoken reformer of the time, Mr  Henry Hunt had been invited to address an assembly at St Peter’s Field on the outskirts of Manchester. Eyewitnesses called the  atmosphere more that of a country fair than political rally.

Nervous at the idea of a large gathering of dissatisfied people, the Prince Regent’s government sent the local militia to keep the peace, plus some regular regiments to augment them. As Hunt began his oration, someone ordered the soldiers to disperse the crowd. The militia charged with swords drawn. Eighteen people died, some by trampling, some from sabre cuts, and many others were injured, including women and children. The event was dubbed The Peterloo Massacre by the press.

Blade, a Cavalry Captain at the time, refused to obey the order to charge and tried to turn his company back. (While my hero is fictional, this happening is history.) Seven months later he has been forced to resign his commission and has gone to work for his good friend Charlie and is looking forward to renewing his acquaintance with the elusive Mrs Falkner.

Ann Lethbridge is an award winning author with more than thirty published novels and stories.  You can find her all over social media, when in fact she should be writing the. next. book.  To reach ann or learn about her stories, what's coming up next or join her newsletter which comes with a free chapter of a new book every month, visit her website 

Friday, May 06, 2016

Hussies blogging at...

This week, Hussy Annie Burrows is blogging over at the Novelistas blog spot, about why she chose to write Historical Romance.

Elisabeth Hobbes has posted a fascinating article over at the Harlequin blog, about 5 medieval jobs to get the heart racing (and one that probably won't!)

Louise Allen asks "What was wrong with Ranelagh?" at Jane Austen's London

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Twitter Chat

If you are on twitter, you can chat with us on Tuesday 19th April, and find out what are our favourite research resources (among other things!)

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Goodreads Giveaway - More Than A Lover

Goodreads Book Giveaway

More Than a Lover by Ann Lethbridge

More Than a Lover

by Ann Lethbridge

Giveaway ends April 18, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

More Than A Lover

Will he unlace all of her secrets? 
Former captain Bladen Read knows respectable Caroline Falkner would never look twice at an illegitimate ruffian like him. But when he's suddenly thrown into the role of her protector he discovers the undercurrent of tension runs both ways… 
At first Caro tries to resist the pull of attraction, for Blade is a link to the scandalous past she buried long ago to protect her son. Although when the opportunity to explore this rake's expertise in the bedroom presents itself, temptation proves too much to resist!
The much-anticipated 4th book in Ann's Rakes in Disgrace Series!
Enter Giveaway

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Goodreads Giveway for In Bed With the Duke

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In Bed with the Duke by Annie Burrows

In Bed with the Duke

by Annie Burrows

Giveaway ends March 31, 2016.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Monday, February 15, 2016

Mary Nichols

It is with great sadness that we announce that Harlequin Historical author Mary Nichols passed away on Sunday 7th February 2016 after a short illness.

Fond memories of Mary at the summer conference of the Romantic Novelists Association, in the UK in 2013, with fellow Harlequin authors, Louise Allen, Sarah Mallory, Joanna Maitland and Annie Burrows.

A list of her books can be found on Amazon