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Miss Athene Hartville must marry quickly, before her inheritance runs out. When her flirtatious chaperone secures an invitation to spend the week with an eccentric duke and his guests, Athene’s hopes of finding a rich husband soar. Until, that is, her childhood nemesis Viscount Rushbourne, arrives. He threatens to trample her ambitions into the dust. Struggling to manage his ailing father, a maverick younger brother, and an unwieldy earldom, Rushbourne’s reunion with the fiery Athene is a welcome distraction. Then he uncovers a conspiracy against him that could lead to his total ruin. His only hope is to win Athene’s heart…but can he pay the price and accept her bitter revenge?
Fame and Infamy- Regency Quiz
Fame and Infamy in the Regency era
The Regency era, and those years immediately before and after, threw up a wealth of colourful characters. Some were heroes, some were creative, and some simply scandalous. This quiz introduces you to a few of them. Just pick what you think is the correct answer from the multiple choice.
Q1. For what is Harriette Wilson best known? Is it for:
a) peddling fake healing waters at Bath?
b) writing a salacious memoir detailing her affairs with famous Regency gentlemen?
c) blackmailing the Prince Regent?
d) taking London by storm with her portrayal of Lady Macbeth?
Q2. Which of these quotes is NOT attributed to Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington?
a) “Publish, and be damned!”
b) “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.”
c) “I begin to believe the finger of God is upon me.”
d) “I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.”
Q3. For what crime was Jane Austen’s aunt, Mrs Leigh-Perrot, arrested? Was it for:
a) flashing at a parson after imbibing too much gin?
b) stealing a bolt of woollen cloth from a market stall?
c) stealing a hogshead of ale?
d) taking two cards of lace from a milliner’s shop when she’d only paid for one?
Q4. In what manner did Beau Brummel famously insult the Prince Regent? Did he:
a) refer to him as a “two-legged, over-upholstered sofa”?
b) fart in the royal presence?
c) ask of Lord Alvanley, “Who’s your fat friend?”
d) mock him for wearing old-fashioned breeches rather than trousers?
Q5. How did Queen Caroline’s supporters demonstrate their rage when she was locked out of her husband’s Coronation? Did they:
a) pelt Westminster Abbey with rotten potatoes?
b) distribute a pamphlet lampooning all the king’s mistresses?
c) fly a hot air balloon decorated with Caroline’s portrait high over London?
d) raise petitions in the provinces and march on London in protest?
Q6. Which of these did the Prince Regent, the future George IV, NOT do?
a) write suicide notes to Caroline of Brunswick to ensure she married him?
b) secretly marry Maria Fitzherbert, a catholic widow?
c) pay women to sleep with him, then refuse to honour his debt?
d) claim he had been present at the Battle of Waterloo and had delivered the finishing blow to Napoleon?
Q7. How did Lady Caroline Lamb react when Lord Byron ended their affair? Did she:
a) dress up as a page boy and come to his house to shame him in front of his neighbours?
b) grab a knife and try to stab herself as he watched?
c) challenge him to a duel?
d) seize a knife and attempt to cut off all his hair?
Q8. For what is Thomas Rowlandson best known? Is it for:
a) his opposition to the Slave Trade?
b) his caricatures and satirical cartoons?
c) his torrid affair with Caroline, Princess of Wales, during her tour of Europe?
d) his invention of a steam-powered locomotive?
Q9. For what was Mrs Dorothea Jordan best known? Was it for:
a) being the first successful female stage magician?
b) revealing her lack of underwear when falling from a horse in Hyde Park?
c) having ten bastard children with the Duke of Clarence?
d) hatching a plot to assassinate the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval?
Q10. How was poet Lord Byron’s coming of age celebrated?
a) His friends pronounced him “abbot” and drank his health from a human skull.
b) He was locked in a room and not allowed out until he’d completed his “Childe Harold” poem.
c) He was given a wooden boot to counteract his lameness.
d) He enjoyed a boxing match with the renowned Gentleman Jackson.
Answers:1) b, 2) b, 3) d, 4) c, 5) d, 6) a, 7) b, 8) b, 9) c, 10) a
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When naïve Miss Flora Hartington crosses paths with a traveling apothecary, she seizes her chance to escape the shackles of propriety. It doesn’t hurt that he’s incredibly attractive, and kind in his own way. But it’s a temporary solution to her very big problem––namely, her controlling family.
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Miss Charlotte Allston is unwittingly ensnared in a sinister web of traitors and spies when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome stranger on the beach. Fiercely determined to redeem his honour after a humiliating military defeat, the Earl of Beckport is living incognito, hunting a band of smugglers at the centre of a French plot to invade England.
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Stunned by the sudden revelation that the woman he is falling for is the daughter of a notorious smuggler, Beckport feels duty-bound to report her. But then Charlotte is captured by the very traitor he’s after, forcing the earl to decide between redemption…and love.
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Emma Hibbert will never again trust a good-looking man. They offer nothing but heartbreak and humiliation. But her conscience won’t let her abandon a sinfully handsome stranger needing help—even if he ignites an unwelcome passion in her. She soon realizes she should have left him in the mud where she found him, for he has the power to ruin everything…
Viscount Tidworth is anything but grateful for being rescued after a tumble from his horse. His pretty saviour may be well-meaning, but forcing him to delay his journey completely wrecks his engagement plans. And Tidworth cannot let that stand. But when he discovers Emma’s true identity, he must choose between his desire for revenge…and his baffling attraction to her.
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Devastated by the disappearance of his sister, the Earl of Stranraer has gone to extraordinary lengths to find the notorious rake responsible, and enters his household incognito to wreak his vengeance. But his enemy has an unexpected protector–the innocent but headstrong Miss Cassandra Blythe.
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Determined to avoid the strife-filled marriage of his parents, Marcus, the Duke of Ulvercombe, wants an amenable, biddable wife, and has set his cap for a certain pretty miss. Unfortunately, her vastly opinionated, frustrating, and lamentably beautiful guardian, Lady Clara Tinniswood, keeps distracting him, tempting him to consider a far more tempestuous—and passionate—union.
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This week I am taking over the Dragonblade Publishing Book Club. Let’s imagine it’s my birthday party and everyone who comes gets to take a gift home. Your gift is an ebook, LORD OF DECEPTION. You can download it FREE from my Amazon page or get it direct from Amazon in your part of the world by clicking HERE.
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Here’s some good news for people who love reading apps! My bestselling Regency romance, DISTRACTING THE DUKE, is now available on the KISS app. How trendy is that? Sorry- I’m quite old now, so everything seems trendy to me…
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KISS is a new and exciting way to experience Romance stories of all genres. Enjoy serialized quality content from NYT and USA Today bestselling authors, available right from your phone. KISS has hundreds of titles and authors to choose from, including new and exclusive content from some of your favourite voices! Best of all, you can choose just how much to read with our pay-as-you-go format!
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The contest is open until February 20th 2022. I’ll keep a list of all the re-tweeters and then pull out my 4 winners, who’ll get 20 lovely KISS coins each.