Regency Romance

Did you love the wit and elevated dialogue of Pride and Prejudice, yet always wish you got to see Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have it off? Set in England in the early 1800’s, with hoydens, lords and rakes, Tessa Candle’s new series, Parvenues & Paramours, is the witty and sexy regency romance you have been waiting for…

Each book stands alone with no cliffhanger, but you’ll never want to read just one!

Series: Parvenues & Paramours, # 1
Author: Tessa Candle
Genre: Regency Romance
Length: 475 pages
Release Date: July 3, 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-77265-009-9
Print Version ISBN: 978-1-77265-008-2

London-hating dreamer, Lydia Norwood, has failed spectacularly as a débutante. Now an encoretante whose family has lost a fortune, Lydia discovers that the beau monde is hard on a nouveau riche social climber, particularly one who is no longer riche and only wants to climb trees. Lydia must stave off the effrontery of rogue lords and conniving competitors long enough to make a good match, or else incur society’s scorn by earning her own money. Falling for the unattainable Lord Aldley is a distraction she cannot afford. But they share such an enchanted history, how can her heart resist?

The tragically virtuous Earl of Aldley is tired of ambitious families hurling debutantes at his head, but cannot hide in France forever. He returns to London to seek out the mysterious tree-climbing girl who once saved him from a scheming chit, and finds more than he bargained for. Abductions, seductions, trickery and injury all endanger Lydia, but Lord Aldley’s heart is imperiled beyond rescue. He has only just found her; will he lose her forever to his enemy, his best friend, or his own dangerous mistake?


Title: Mistress of Two Fortunes and a Duke
Series: Parvenues & Paramours, # 2
Author: Tessa Candle
Genre: Regency Romance
Length: 396 pages
Release Date: November 30, 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-77265-015-0
Print Version ISBN: 978-1-77265-014-3

Parental neglect and new money have been the making of parvenue heiress and incorrigible do-gooder, Tilly Ravelsham. She is bent on relieving poverty and forwarding the cause of liberty by whatever means necessary. True, she dabbles in the demimonde. True, she breaks into houses. True, she conducts scandalous enterprises and an affair that could ruin her socially, if her enemy exposes her. But is that all so very wrong?

Despite falling in love with Mr. Rutherford, a delicious man about town, Tilly is bound in a secret pact to the man about to marry her. She didn’t mean to fall for Rutherford, and breaking his heart is making her wretchedly unhappy. Then she realizes that she has crossed a line, that her actions and influence are slowly destroying him.

She knows she should set him free, so that he might be happy with another. But her heart refuses to let go, and Tilly is growing tired of making sacrifices so that others may find happiness when she is miserable.

Reluctant duke-to-be, Mr. Rutherford, has his life turned upside-down by the most fascinating, tempting and shocking woman he has ever met, leaving his heart utterly smitten. But as merely seducing her has proved ineffective, Rutherford must find some other way of convincing her to marry him before she makes it to the altar with her rich-as-a-prince fiancé.

When Rutherford’s love for the adventuress of his dreams gets him stabbed, pistol-whipped, unlawfully confined, and almost framed for a capital offence, will he conclude that there is such a thing as a young lady who is too interesting? Will he turn to the mysterious, beautiful widow his uncle has made him swear to protect?

And will a concealed pregnancy or a murder be the powder keg that blows all of Tilly and Rutherford’s plans and secrets wide open?


COMING SOON ~ Book 1 in Tessa Candle’s exciting new series Nobles & Necromancy!

Title: Mistress of Two Fortunes and a Duke
Series: Nobles & Necromancy, # 1
Author: Tessa Candle
Genre: Regency Gothic Romance
Length: 311 pages
Release Date: March 11, 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-77265-018-1
Print Version ISBN: 978-1-77265-017-4

Accursed Abbey is a full length Steamy Regency Gothic Romance novel, and Book 1 in the Nobles & Necromancy series.

Nature-loving Elizabeth Whitely is thrust from her sheltered country life in England when the suspicious death of her parents leaves her at the mercy of her father’s mad last testament. She is sent far away to live with her aunt and uncle. In her travels, she befriends a beautiful orphan, Lenore, who is destined for the same tiny village. Then the handsome Viscount Canterbourne rescues Elizabeth from ruffians, and his dark story captivates her imagination, even as his heroics and kindness captivate her heart.

But when she encounters the necromantic nightmare of Lord Orefados and realizes the mage has imprisoned Lenore in the remains of an ancient abbey, Elizabeth hurtles into a maelstrom of peril and dark sorcery. Can she save herself and her new friend from the magician’s madness, or will she be drawn into his strange rites? Will her love be Lord Canterbourne’s boon, or will Elizabeth become the chain that binds him to Orefados forever?

Lord Canterbourne is full of pain and questions at the loss of his estranged father. He hopes his father’s testamentary letter will explain why he abandoned him, but instead it sends him on a fool’s errand to deliver a box (which he must never open) to a man he has only ever seen once: shadowy, eccentric Lord Orefados.

Along the way he meets Elizabeth, with whom he shares an instant connection. Who else can understand his heart but a woman who has also been at the whim of paternal madness, a woman who also bears the stigma of a father’s bizarre behaviour? Canterbourne knows that they are destined for one another, fated to meet in this strange place.

But when he discovers his dark family history and a secret wrong against Elizabeth’s parents, Canterbourne fears he can never tell her the truth. Yet, if he doesn’t, he could lose her to the ensorcellments of Orefados, whose obsession with an outlandish ritual is reaching a fever pitch.

Will seducing Elizabeth be the only way to cut her off from Orefados’ spell? Will their love deliver them from evil, or will their secrets seal their doom?



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