February 18, 2012

Saturday's Salacious Suggestions - Historicals

Got a historical you want to share?  Here's your chance.  Just post your blurb and buy links in the comments sections, then promote this blog.  Any and all historicals, including time-travel or paranormal elements, are welcomed.

Traveling Through Time

Here's the coming attractions for Saturday's Salacious Suggestions:

Feb. 25 - Contemporary
Mar.  3 - Young Adult
Mar. 10 - Historical Western
Mar. 17 - Regency
Mar. 24 - Sci-Fi
Mar. 31 - Erotica (historical or contemporary)


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Salvation Bride
by Anna Kathryn Lanier


The hot dusty town of Salvation, Texas has more than its share of secrets in 1873 when Laura Ashton's stage rolls into town. Sheriff David Slade has no idea what baggage his mail-order bride is bringing into his life. Throw in the nightmares from his Civil War days and he's got more than courting to contend with. Laura's a woman ahead of her time, a woman trained in medicine. And she's got a will that could move mountains. Unfortunately, the only mountains in Salvation are in Sheriff Slade's memory. Can the determined doctor heal his pain, or will the dark secret in her past turn up to steal his Salvation Bride?

FMI: http://www.annakathrynlanier.com/id31.html

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Anna! My latest historical romance is set in post Civil War Pennsylvania.

Cassidy's War
by Susan Macatee

Blurb: The Civil War is over, but Cassidy's War is just beginning.

Cassidy Stuart longs to attend medical school. Training beside her physician father and serving as a nurse during the war, have only increased her desire to be a doctor with her own practice. When the man who’d left her at the altar returns, she's determined not to let him upset the plans she's set for herself.

Until his mission is accomplished, George Masters must hide his identity as a Pinkerton agent as he investigates a physician living in George's former hometown, a short distance from Cassidy’s home. When he finds Cassidy hasn't married, he hopes he can rekindle their love while trying to protect her and townsfolk from the evil Dr. Madison.

Can their love be renewed despite the villain's desire for revenge against them both?

Cassidy's War is available at The Wild Rose Press

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Cassidys-War-ebook/dp/B006VX48FS/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWU5XWC2&qid=1326497502&sr=1-3

Barnes and Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cassidys-war-susan-macatee/1108210226?ean=2940013754980&itm=1&usri=cassidy%27s+war

and All Romance Ebooks http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-cassidy039swar-672840-158.html

Natasha Blackthorne said...

Thank you, Anna, for the promotional opportunity. :)

Grey's Lady, Book one in the Carte Blanche Series By Natasha Blackthorne

Seeking sexual excitement and conquest, poor but beautiful Beth seduces wealthy merchant prince Grey Sexton, only to find herself the pursued as he seeks to own her body and soul.

Flouting the moral standards of Jeffersonian America, temptress Beth McConnell lets no man touch her heart. Her motto is love them once and leave them burning.
But when she boldly seduces Grey Sexton, a self-controlled merchant prince from New York, she finds herself too fascinated by his ice-over-fire nature to stay away. His possessive determination to own her, body and soul, threatens to expose her secret erotic life to public shame.

But Beth will only surrender her love to a man she can trust. And Grey's materialistic approach to relationships leaves her little reason to believe he can ever give her what she truly needs.
For these two cynical yet lonely people, can deep sexual intimacy work a miracle and lead to the opening of their hearts?

FMI: http://natashablackthorneblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/greys-lady-is-are-cafe-recommended-read.html

This is erotic historical romance, NC17 only please.

Loreen Augeri said...

Thanks Anna.

Tormented Hearts by Loreen Augeri

The world of Brett Armstrong, the Earl of Tremont, collapses when his wife and unborn child die. Determined to punish himself for the part he played in their demise, he turns his back on society and retreats to the country. Hard, physical labor during the day and mind-numbing gin at night help to keep at bay the demons that threaten to devour him. Until Catherine Hammond creeps into his world. Not wishing to resurrect his dormant emotions and the resulting pain, Brett struggles against the sensuality she exudes and battles to defeat his rising desire.

Abused by her aristocratic husband, commoner Catherine Hammond flees from his cruelty. Her hope is to hide and create a new life. She vows to never again associate with the upper classes that have heaped unbearable pain upon her family. Escaping without funds, Catherine is forced to work as a servant in the Earl of Tremont's household. His tantalizing, amorous advances ignite a fire within the cold regions of her heart, but she refuses to fall in love with a man who may destroy her.

Tormented Hearts is available in paperback and e-book and can be found at The Wild Rose Press,
Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, and All Romance. Buy links can be found on my website www.loreenaugeri.com.

Ginger Simpson said...

Before I post my historical blurb, I'd like to invite anyone with a western historical to be my guest on Cowboy Kisses. Please email me at mizging @ gmail dot com for a slot. You can also submit an article on the topic.

Okay...so, although Sparta Rose, is on the "wrong" side of the Mississippi to be considered a western, I write my historical stories from that perspective. A Cowboy in TN can be just as sexy as one in Arizona. For instance, Tyler Bishop:

Tomboy, Roselle Fountain can’t quite live up to her flowery name and prefers being called Ellie. She has big plans for running Fountainhead some day… until drifter, Tyler Bishop rides in looking for a job and somehow becomes the son her father always wanted. Ty’s not only a threat to Ellie’s legacy; he poses a bigger risk to her heart.

Sparta Rose is available in both print and download at Eternal Press or Amazon via http://www.amazon.com/author/gingersimpson.

Jannine said...

Thanks Anna Kathryn for the opportunity to share my stories.

(book 1, Italian medieval series)


Bianca degli Albizzi is outraged when sworn enemy Cristiano de' Medici asks for her hand in marriage. With her father's blessing, she weds the handsome warrior to end the war between Florence's two powerful families. But headstrong Bianca vows to teach her husband that loyalty cannot be bought...not even by seduction.

Cristiano, a well-known warrior with the wealth of a king, could have any woman he desires. But for the sake of peace he ends up with a defiant bride who awakens his deepest passion. Her vengeful scheming puts them both in peril, but is he prepared to sacrifice his life to safeguard the woman who has stolen his heart?

Buy links:





Surrender to Honor
(book 2, Italian medieval series)


Prima Ranieri seeks retribution for her family's death and loss of home and land. Her plans go awry when the heir to the powerful Massaro family returns home. After only one glance, Prima's attraction to him undermines her furor toward those she blames for her plight.

After a fifteen year absence, Antonio Massaro returns to Palermo to find a war raging between his family and the evil Falcone. His refusal to accept his rightful position as the head of the Honored Society carries serious consequences. The welfare of the people of Palermo is at stake. But one look at the beautiful woman Prima has become costs him his heart. She's a deadly distraction...one that jeopardizes her life as well as his own.

Buy links:



Callie said...

Thanks, Anna. Always fun to post to Salacious Saturday.

A Run For Love
by Callie Hutton

Feisty school teacher Tori Henderson values her independence and has no use for a husband. When she finds herself the legal guardian of her two nieces, two nephews, and facing eviction from her Kansas home, she enters the 1889 Oklahoma land run and confronts a new set of challenges. The biggest obstacle being her new neighbor, cocky lawyer Jesse Cochran, the son of a whore--a man determined to put his past behind him and start a new life and family of his own.

Despite the undeniable attraction between them, Tori is determined to keep him at arm’s length, but a family emergency brings them together and they declare a truce. Can Jesse win Tori’s heart after a series of unplanned events, or will a tragedy tear them apart forever?

Beth Trissel said...

Blurb from historical romance novel Through the Fire:

At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prisoner in the raging battle to possess a continent––or to be aided by a mysterious white wolf and a holy man.~

*Available in print and digital download from The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers.

Diana Layne said...

How fun, thanks, Anna! I love reading these blurbs!

here's mine for PIRATE'S PROPOSAL from The Wild Rose Press:

Gina Santini is delighted to leave the fancy London finishing school she despises and take over the family business in the Caribbean when her father becomes too ill to continue. As captain of the pirate ship Gypsy Doll she plunders the seas to support them both.

Charles "the Charmer" was first mate on the Gypsy Doll before he was shanghaied and enslaved to a brutal master. On his escape, he swears revenge and uses his charm to convince Gina to help him win the biggest prize of all, one with enough gold to allow them to give up pirating forever.

But betrayal swirls in the air as surely as a stormy sea, and the curse of the gypsy doll makes betrayal more than dangerous...

Buy links are on my websites:

marybelle said...

Historical - anything & anything is my favourite genre to read. I'm adding to my lists.

Georgie Lee said...

Mask of the Gladiator
By Georgie Lee

Rome, 41 AD

Livia Duronius is driven to seek out a gladiator after watching him triumph in the Colosseum. His touch arouses a sense of hope she hasn't felt since Rome fell under the tyrannical rule of Caligula—and her late husband betrayed her. Though in danger of losing more than her heart, she vows to see him again, even after she learns her uncle has arranged her marriage to a senator.

Senator Titus Marius cannot resist indulging in a passionate encounter with the veiled woman who waits for him after the games, though he faces execution if his true identity is discovered. Bound by honor to wed another, and embroiled in a plot to free Rome from madness, he never expects to see the mystery woman again.

When the fates reunite them in the marriage bed, Titus vows to protect Livia at all costs—even from the lecherous eyes of the emperor...

Now available from Carina Press


Lily Graison said...

Thank you Anna! This is a wonderful idea and a great way to find new books.

The Lawman - Historical Western Romance


On the run from her ex-lover...

Jilted by a no-show husband...

And now mistaken for a whore in the Diamond Back Saloon...

Abigail Thornton doesn’t think things can get any worse. That is until a single slap to a man’s face starts a barroom brawl that lands her in the last place she expected to be.

Town Marshal Morgan Avery wants nothing more than to wash away the trail-dust and sleep for a week, preferably with a soft, willing woman by his side. Instead, he gets Abigail Thornton – all one hundred pounds of her thrust at him seconds before a fist connects with his face. Breaking up the fight takes more effort than he wants to admit and when the last man falls he finds Abigail still standing and not looking the least bit contrite.

Throwing her into the town jail for the night would salve his wounded pride and then he will let her go. Or that was the plan. When morning comes he finds himself oddly reluctant to do so. Miss Thornton is hiding something and he aims to find out what, even if he has to bed her to do so. But will one night in her bed be enough?

The Lawman is a novella and priced at .99cent!

Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Lawman-Willow-Creek-ebook/dp/B006DJSRIO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329663548&sr=8-1

Candy Nicks said...

Hi Anna, found out about this via Lily Graison. What a good idea.

Can I Keep You
by Candy Nicks
Adult rated historical paranormal


When Kane picks up a runaway on the streets of Victorian England his only thought is to have a few days of amusement and a decent meal. He is a vampire, after all – it's what he does. But Laura has to be the most unconvincing whore he's ever met. She soon finds out that there are ways other than brute force and strength to bring a vampire to his knees. As time passes, she becomes the catalyst for his journey of redemption, bringing back all-too-painful memories of Harry, the gentle man he once was. It's not an easy road. Along the way they encounter forces of evil that have other plans for Laura and Kane. And the question neither of them really wants to answer hovers always in the background. Will a human lifetime together be enough?

Can I Keep You is available at


For other buy links go to

http://www.alinarpublishing.com/books.php?title=Can I Keep You

Alexandra Marell said...

Hi Anna, What a great way to share good books.

In The Dark With You
by Alexandra Marell


Behind rumours and legends there are often ordinary people just wanting to be loved.
Damien Lucius is the boy no one ever sees. Having spent all his life behind the walls of the Lucius mansion he's become the stuff of legends. The villagers say vampires live there and Damien is only too happy to encourage the tales as it earns him a prestige he could never hope to have. Now, aged 21, the years of loneliness and despair are taking their toll, but Fate, it seems has a job for Damien. On his first time out of the mansion he meets Alicia Stanton on the cliff road, hurting and scared and when she accepts his offer of a place of safety their futures are forever entwined.

In The Dark With You is available to buy at


Other buy links available here

http://www.alinarpublishing.com/books.php?title=In The Dark With You