What a year 2006 has been for us here at Historical Romance UK!
Wendy Soliman's first novel, Lady Hartley's Inheritance, was published by Robert Hale in May of this year and her second, Duty's Destiny, also published by Hale, came out in November. Both are Regency-set mystery-romances.
Melinda Hammond's Gentlemen in Question was the Editor's Choice for the Historical Novel Review.
Kate Allen's romantic comedy, Perfidy and Perfection, was published in April 2006. Fateful Deception, short-listed for the RNA New Writers
Award 2006, came out in ebook (www.regencyreads.com) and large print editions.
Lynne Connolly's new Department 57 series debuted this year, to critical acclaim. Under the name Lynne Martin, she has two new trilogies coming out next year and a single title Regency. She finalled in the 2006 EPPIEs for Romantic Suspense and presented a class on the English Country House to the Beau Monde chapter of the RWA.
Fenella Jane Miller's novels A Suitable Husband and A Dissembler were published by Robert Hale, with A Suitable Husband being nominated for the Single Titles award. The Unconventional Miss Walters (published by Hale last year) came out in large print, whilst The Return of Lord Rivenhall came out in My Weekly Story Collection in December.
Amanda Grange's Mr Knightley's Diary came out in August.
Kate Tremayne's novel, The Loveday Loyalty came out in August, continuing the popular Loveday series - 'Guaranteed to appeal to those who have been entranced by Poldark' - which started with Adam Loveday.
Nicola Cornick's first single title Regency Historical, Deceived, came out in the US from HQN books in July. Her UK release "A Season for Suitors" made the
bestseller lists in November.
Anne Herries had Ransom Bride and Lord Ravensden's Marriage published as part of the Steepwood Scandals, and
also An Improper Companion as a stand-alone title.
Louise Allen had five releases this year: The Bride's Seduction (UK), The Viscount's Betrothal (UK), The Society Catch (N America), The Earl's Intended Wife (N America) and Moonlight & Mistletoe (N America)