First of all, Gail would like to thank everyone who participated in the fantastic discussion of epilogues last week. She also asked me to announce the winners of her giveaway. Congratulations to Beth Elliott and Linda, who have won Kindle or Nook versions of The Captain’s Dilemma, the Regency romance which Gail has recently reissued with a lovely new epilogue.
This week I’m celebrating the reissue of my Regency, Lord Langdon’s Kiss, which unlike The Captain’s Dilemma, needed a lot more work than the addition of an epilogue. Lord Langdon’s Kiss was my first book, and although I’m proud that it sold, I’ve learned a lot in the fifteen years that have passed since I wrote it. In this version, I tackled an issue I’d shied away from the first time around and found that it helped me torture the hero a little more. That’s always a good thing. I also pruned out a lot of redundant introspection, cutting about 17,000 words. Maybe I can make a novella out of the chopped bits.
Anyway, I feel very happy about the revisions and I’m pretty sure I kept everything that people enjoyed about it the first time around. I’m hoping my favorite review is still true.
“Lord Langdon’s Kiss is a fine Regency romp that will satisfy lovers of the genre like ice-cold lemonade on a hot afternoon. This is what Regency romance is all about.” (Four hearts) — The Romance Reader
I think the digital revolution has been a wonderful boon to the traditional Regency genre. It’s helped make many previously published Regencies available to new readers, and also opened up a market for new traditional Regencies, filling the void left when the major publishers ended their Regency lines.
Have you discovered or rediscovered any good traditional Regencies lately? Please share, for the chance to win a copy of Lord Langdon’s Kiss on Nook or Kindle.
I haven’t read many brand new releases lately, but I must say I really loved Fly with the Rogue. I just started reading The Three Disgraces Bundle I won last week and I’m loving it too.
Looks like a great read. I have to admit I haven’t read this author before, but it looks like I have been missing out. I would love to begin by reading Lord Langdon’s Kiss.
Now that I’ve revised it, I don’t think LLK is a bad starting point.
Some of my favorite authors of Regencies: Georgette Heyer, Elizabeth Mansfield, Barbara Metzger.
All excellent choices, Judy! I have read and enjoyed them all, too. I think I’m due for some GH rereading this summer.
Haven’t read any lately
I’m always embarrassed plugging my own books so I’ll plug Gail’s. The Captain’s Dilemma and The Lady from Spain are my favorites.
I love anything Shana Galen writes……amazing regency stories!!!!
Yes, she’s very talented! I remember when she won the Royal Ascot contest (for the unpublished) and thinking at the time that she was going to be great.
Just started Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels, I guess that should qualify as a traditional regency?
At any rate, I love your books, Elena, and can’t wait to read a back-list title (revised)! Your books are wonderful getaways for me! I already got my sister and two friends hooked on you too!
Lord of Scoundrels is great, though it was published as a historical romance, not in the traditional Regency line. Loretta Chase did write some traditional Regencies before writing the longer historicals and they’re great too!
Thanks for spreading the word, Lesley!