The Seduction of Lord Stone – Anna Campbell
Tempting Mr Townsend – Anna Campbell
Winning Lord West – Anna Campbell
Pursuing Lord Pascal – Anna Campbell
Australian author Anna Campbell is well-known for her sultry Regency romances, and these four books connect together to make a series called ‘The Dashing Widows’. Each book follows the amorous adventures of a beautiful widow and her entanglements with various rakes, dukes, and wicked uncles. The books are really just love bites – I read each one in a couple of hours – and often the action of one overlaps with the action of another. They are very sexy! Perfect holiday reading.
Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club – Alison Goodman
Take a light-hearted Regency romance, add in some soul-sucking demons, and a dash of butt-kicking, and you have Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club.
It’s a delicious mixture. One minute Lady Helen is worrying about what to wear to meet the Queen, the next she’s dashing down dark, foggy alleyways chased by powerful vampiric creatures that need her dead. I’ve heard it described as Jane-Austen-meets-Buffy, which made me laugh. It’s a good description, for the book has the bonnets-and-balls settings of Jane Austen and the dark dangerous action of Buffy.
I loved Alison’s fantasy novels Eon and Eona so it’s great to see her back with a big new series. I’ve already bought Book 2: Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact as I’m dying to find out what happens!