The Rogues Club, One of Four
Aware that romance and matrimony aren’t always compatible, widow, Sabrina Whitcomb, nevertheless, needs a husband. While providing for her children is paramount, wedding a stranger—even a wealthy one like Gideon St. Goddard, Duke of Stanthorpe—is no light matter. So why did the shockingly handsome rogue agree to marry her? When Gideon flashes his wicked, seductive smile, the reason hardly matters.
UNFORGETTABLE ROGUE, The Rogues Club, Two or Four
Beauty and the beast trade places. After being reported dead, handsome as sin Bryceson Wakefield, Duke of Hawksworth, returns home scarred and beaten by war, only to find his hoyden of a wife blossomed into a beauty and set to wed another. Can Beauty seduce her unforgettable Beast? Will the beast ever come to consider himself worthy?
Review Quotes for UNDENIABLE ROGUE:
“Awesome! To call this story incredible would be an understatement.” Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews
“A love story that is pure joy. The Duke takes a Duchess and gets so much more. Delightful story, enchanting characters steal your heart, fast pace, great storytelling.” RT
“An utterly charming and heartwarming marriage of convenience story. Gideon is a wonderful all-around hero—as a father in training . . . and most definitely in the marriage bed.” Romance Reviews Today
“I very much look forward to the next story in the Rogues Club series. I loved this book from beginning to end and highly recommend it.” A Romance Review
“Annette Blair skillfully pens an exhilarating, humorous, and easy to read historical romance. A fabulous tale.” Road to Romance
“Regency fans will want to add The Rogues to their collections.” The Romance Readers Connection
“A feel-good read that shines with warmth, wit and passion. Ms. Blair is off to a winning start in her Rogues Club series.” Heartstrings
2003 A Laurel Wreath Award Winner
2002 A Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee
2003 A Holt Medallion Award Finalist
2003 A Barclay Gold Top Ten Favorite
2003 An Aspen Gold Finalist
2003 A Winter Rose Winner
2003 The Lories Best Historical Winner, Best Overall
A New York Times bestselling author, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a full time writer. At forty books and counting, she added cozy mysteries and bewitching romantic comedies to her award-winning Historical Romances. She also stepped into the amazing world of self-publishing and she’s enjoying the ride.
“An Unmistakable Rogue brings to mind the best of Teresa Medeiros or Loretta Chase. Funny … Passionate … exquisitely lyrical….” —Eloisa James
The Rogue Club, Book Three
This highly-anticipated third in the award-winning Rogues Club Series, is the story of Reed Gilbride, and his quest for the proof of his birth, and Chastity Somers, the annoying, but desirable, obstacle in his path. Reed’s proof is said to exist on the Sunnyledge estate, which Chastity occupies and expects to keep. Sparks fly when the alleged heir arrives to begin his search. As with all the rogues, the underlying theme is sensuality and seduction. Readers can expect a particularly emotional journey, as UNMISTAKABLE ROGUE has more than its share of romance, sex, laughter, and tears.
UNTAMABLE ROGUE, Book Four
Ashford Blackburne, Fifth Earl of Blackburne, does not care where he marries and plants his seed, so long as he does both before Christmas when his tyrannical grandfather’s archaic ultimatum runs out. Jilted, drunk, and challenged to a high-stakes poker game, Ash loses the game, but wins the consolation prize: a guttersnipe bride and a wedding at gunpoint. For her part, Larkin McAdams has loved Ashford Blackburne since she was a child. She’ll make him a good wife. She does not need much—a cot, a warm blanket … a monthly bath.
Review Quotes for Unmistakable Rogue, The Rogues Club, Book Three
“As usual, Annette Blair has written an intense romance that will leave her readers begging for more! Even though Reed went looking for his heritage, he never expected to find salvation! I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Excellent!” —Huntress Reviews
“An innovative mix of family frolic and period gothic … fast-paced romance … plenty of sexual tension. Wonderful.” —Romantic Times Book Club Magazine
“Humorous … emotional … delectable.” —Reader to Reader
“What this story is filled with is love.” —Romance & Friends
“Wonderfully written … captivating … engrossing … masterful.” —Scribes World
“Outstanding… Writing & plot are terrific.” —Romance Designs
Bio: A New York Times bestselling author for Penguin Books, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a full time writer. At forty books and counting, she added cozy mysteries and bewitching romantic comedies to her award-winning Historical Romances. She also stepped into the amazing world of self-publishing, and so far, she’s enjoying the ride.
UNMISTAKABLE ROGUE AWARDS:
Gallant Rogue of the Year Nominee, Reed Gilbride
Booksellers’ Best Award Finalist
Readers’ Poll Favorite, Best Regency [Historical], Affaire de Coeur
Most Exciting Start to a Story, Romance Reviews
Hook, Line & Sinker Winner, Hudson Valley RWA
RWA Golden Heart Finalist as Act of Charity
Knave of Hearts, One of Four
–Lady Patience Kendall crossed the sea to marry, but her intended died before she arrived. Penniless and stranded, she found only one way to get home: At the ship, she realized their mothers expected each to wed the Marquess of Andover. She’d have to seek an introduction. On the journey, Captain Grant St. Benedict was anything but friendly. Just because her girls caused a few mishaps? Grant had never met a woman more irritating, or more desirable, than the Lady Patience Kendall. But however dangerous his interest, he couldn’t resist teaching the delicious distraction that independence was nothing to passion.
A history of SEA SCOUNDREL: In 1999, the book, LADY PATIENCE, needed to be cut in half to fit the Precious Gem Line for Kensington Publishing. Now, here in its full award-winning, uncut glory for the first time is the story of the Sea Captain and his Lady.
CAPTIVE SCOUNDREL, Knave of Hearts, Two
PROPER SCOUNDREL, Knave of Hearts, Three
HOLY SCOUNDREL, Knave of Hearts, Four
Review Quotes for SEA SCOUNDREL:
“The love story between the Captain and his lady is simply marvelous. The dialogue is witty and the girls’ shipboard antics will have you laughing out loud. Don’t miss this one.” Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles & Beaux of Romance
“This lighthearted romance interlaced with humorous, zany, shipboard antics, charming repartee, matchmaking, and sensual love scenes, will delight any lover of historical romance.” Sofia, Calico Trails Review
“Ms. Blair’s writing is as smooth as a fine Kentucky bourbon. Sexy … fun … top notch entertainment. ” Debbie, Romance Reader at Heart
Bio: A New York Times best selling author for Penguin Books, Annette Blair left her job as a Development Director and Journalism Advisor at a private New England prep school to become a full time writer. At forty books and counting, she added cozy mysteries and bewitching romantic comedies to her award-winning historical romances. She also stepped into the amazing world of self-publishing.
1997 RWA Golden Heart Finalist
1991 A Heart of the Rockies Award
1991 A Dallas Area Romance Authors Award
Knave of Hearts, Three of Four
Lust muddies a high-stakes battle only one can win. Marcus adores Jade the minute he sees her; she despises him as fast. Jade Smithfield’s late grandmother unwittingly sold a land option to the railroad before she died. Nevertheless, to keep a family secret and save the downtrodden women in her care, Jade is determined to stop the South Downs Railroad from laying track on her property. To save his disabled brother’s railroad, and the families who will lose their living without it, Marcus Fitzalan applies for a job with Jade to conceal his investigation into the railroad accidents halting construction. While Jade wreaks havoc on the railroad, and leads Marcus a merry chase, her new man of affairs teaches her a lesson contrary to everything she has learned since birth: Not all men are created equal—some of them are good.
SEA SCOUNDREL, (Lady Patience, the Uncut Version), Knave of Hearts, One
CATIVE SCOUNDREL (Lady Faith, the Uncut Version), Knave of Hearts, Two
HOLY SCOUNDREL, Knave of Hearts, Four
Review Quotes for PROPER SCOUNDREL:
“What begins as a typical bodice ripper turns out to be an enjoyable romp as Blair’s characters grow beyond first impressions.” Booklist Maria Hatton Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
“Author Annette Blair combines action and romance with strong characters and a bit of comedy to give her readers a story they will never forget! I could not help but fall in love with little Emmy and her puppy’s antics. Nor could I stop myself from feeling as though I knew all the main and secondary characters for real. The story is written so smoothly that I felt as if I was a part of their circle. Such writing talent is rare and I am grateful to have come across this novel. It is heading straight for my Keeper Shelf, never to be loaned out, and hoarded for my future reading pleasure alone. Annette Blair is a master (or is it mistress?) of the Historical Romance genre. I cannot recommend this tale highly enough and I plan to tell everyone I know about it.” Detra Fitch, Vine Voice Reviewer
“A complex romance with a social message starring an eccentric female obsessed with protecting women and children… Fans will appreciate this Dickensian spin as “progress” vs. the downtrodden competes with the hero knowing that he will probably lose his love once she learns of his deception.” Harriet Klausner, #1 Hall of Fame Amazon Reviewer
PROPER SCOUNDREL AWARDS As Scoundrel in Disguise
2007 A Readers & Booksellers Best Laurie Winner, Smokey Mountain RWA
2006 A Five Star Editor’s Choice: “The Best of the Best”
2001 A PASIC Book of Your Heart Award Winner as A PERFECT SCANDAL
2000 A Great Beginnings Winner as SEDUCED BY A ROGUE, Utah RWA