Sunday, January 6, 2013

For erotic Regency Romance Lovers - a Free Read

A year ago to the day, my first erotic Regency Historical Romance was published under my pseudonym, Beverley Oakley. Called Rake's Honour, it has been extremely well reviewed, and to mark its first anniversary, I recently put up a Free Read on the Total-e-Bound Website.
Here is the premise of Taking the Reins, featuring some of the lush cast of characters from Rake's Honour.
Miss Fanny Brightwell knows what she wants—and she likes to be the one in charge. Feisty, clever and beautiful, she needs all her wits to salvage the family’s good name and make an advantageous marriage before the end of the season—or else she and her sister will have to become governesses.
You can read Fanny’s full story in Rake’s Honour but here is an alternative scenario, though Fanny must still battle scorned suitors and a peagoose of a sister to achieve her own happy ending.
And, here are a couple of reviews from Rake's Honour...
 Rake's Honour
Reviewed by Barbara McCormick from Just Erotic Romance Reviews
...The characters in Rake’s Honour, a Regency romance, leap off the page and into the reader’s heart. Fanny is well aware of her obligations to her family, yet yearns to find a husband she can love. Fenton has outgrown his childish excesses and is ready to settle down with a wife. The heat between these two practically sets fire to the pages, a mean trick for an e-book! Ms. Oakley brings the setting and time period to life without lengthy descriptions of society’s strict rules. The sex, oh my goodness, the sex is hot and in unusual settings as Fenton and Fanny must hide what they are up to from the eyes of judgmental society. Supporting characters like Fanny’s younger sister and her friend and confidante, Lord Quamby, bring added life to a lush story. The pacing is just perfect, keeping you in your chair reading right through to the end. The “mamas” are ever present, placing demands on their children to marry well for family’s sake. In the end, Rake’s Honour is about satisfying society’s demands while still finding ways to remain true to oneself and one’s heart. For these reasons, Rake’s Honour earns an honored spot on my re-read stack.

 Rake's Honour by Beverley Oakley
Reviewed by Dolce Amore from Booked Up Reviews
I usually don’t like to read too many historical books because I find them boring, unreal, or full of errors. But this one was wonderful!

Miss Fanny Brightwell has to marry a rich man because her father lost everything before he died. When Alverley, the man Miss Fanny hoped to marry tells her that he wants her just as his mistress, she is devastated; that means that she'll have to marry the pestilential Lord Slyther, but that night she meets Viscount Fenton.

At first, Lord Fenton wants to marry her... however, after some lies by a jealous man and some misunderstandings he believes that Miss Fanny was a consummate lover and he offers carte blanche instead.

What a splendid book! I loved every moment of it. Ms. Beverley Oakley created an original and amazing plot. She keeps our attention through the whole book. And the characters… what can I say? Outstanding! I loved Miss Fanny and adore Lord Fenton. I enjoyed their misunderstanding and I was delighted by their torrid and passionate meetings. And the end… made me burst out laughing. It rocks!
5 stars for her and I can hardly wait to read her new release... Ms. Beverley Oakley, I’m not above begging for more! I expect I won’t have to wait too much longer for it, you are now one of my favorite writers.

Taking the Reins: Free BUY link 
Twitter: @Beverley Oakley
Facebook: Author Beverley Oakley


Debby said...

It would be amazing to read both. Congrats on one year.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Beverley Eikli aka Beverley Oakley said...

Thanks, Debby,

Last year was amazing. This year is shaping up to be equally so!

Thank you for dropping by!