The 12 Rogues of Christmas: Warm Regency Romance Novellas to celebrate the season Anthology will give you marriages of convenience, dukes with secrets, sly rebellious debutantes, reunited lovers, friends to lovers and mistaken identity. All your favourite regency romance tropes are here in this delightful, limited-edition collection full of sigh-worthy, satisfying happy-ever-afters.
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Two Tempted Loves – Ebony Oaten.
A marquis-in-disguise meets an heiress on a mission.
What inspired your story, Two Tempted Loves, in the 12 Rogues of Christmas: Warm Regency Romance Novellas to celebrate the season anthology?
This entire anthology is all my fault! I take complete responsibility for the terrible puns for the title names, and I’m not even sorry! I’d been involved in a couple of box sets of contemporary romances already, and was hooked. As I thought ahead to next Christmas and possible themes, the traditional tune stuck in my head. I thought about ‘A Marquis in a Pear Tree,’ but then got stuck on how to get that Marquis into the tree in the first place. The entire concept worked so much better in a Regency setting. I put out a call for writers and we all had so much fun playing with story titles and situations.
What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
The cheese. All of the cheese. Cheese to eat, and cheesy romantic movies to watch.
What is a fun fact you discovered while researching your story?
That newspapers really came into their own during this period. When George III died, the regent prince became the new King George IV. He tried to divorce his wife. The last time a king divorced (Henry VIII) things did not end well! Reports from the scandal filled the news sheets, and the public has had an avid appetite for royal scandal ever since.
Buy: 12 Rogues of Christmas: Warm Regency Romance Novellas to celebrate the season