“Whatever the genre or subgenre, a Brenda Hiatt novel delivers sparkling romantic
Regency-set historical romances:
SCANDALOUS VIRTUE, originally published by HarperCollins in 1999 and my first single title historical romance. An overprotected widow ready to kick up her heels meets a notorious rake trying to reform. Each sees the other as a shortcut to change . . . until the sparks fly! Available for Nook, Kindle and all other formats.
The Saint of Seven Dials series:
ROGUE’S HONOR, first published by Avon Books in 2001, is the first of my Regency historical “The Saint of Seven Dials” series. A duke’s daughter in disguise is thrown into the company of the legendary Regency Robin Hood, the Saint of Seven Dials. Love is the last thing either of them needs just now, but when was love ever wise? Available for at Kindle, Nook and all other formats.
NOBLE DECEPTIONS, originally published as A Rebellious Bride in 2002, is the second book in my “Saint of Seven Dials” series. An American shipping heiress and the new Saint of Seven Dials find themselves trapped into a marriage neither wants. They soon discover a powerful attraction between them, but even as passion turns to love, both are hiding secret identities that could lead to arrest if discovered. If they can admit to their growing love and trust each other with the truth, it could lead to a lifetime of happiness—or to disaster. Available for Nook, Kindle, and all other formats.
INNOCENT PASSIONS, book 3 of the “Saint of Seven Dials” series, was first published in 2003. A former spy takes on the role of the Saint of Seven Dials to hunt down a deadly traitor. He finds himself distracted in his quest by a studious and opinionated young lady, newly arrived in London. Is she the innocent bluestocking she appears, or the very traitor he’s been seeking? And which is in more danger–his heart or his life? Available for Nook, Kindle and all other formats.
SAINTLY SINS, the fourth and final (so far!) book in the “Saint of Seven Dials” series, was first published in 2003 as Wickedly Yours. After the last Saint retires, a penniless beauty assumes the identity of the Saint of Seven Dials in order to rescue her young brother from the streets. Lord Peter Northrup is both smitten and intrigued by the lovely Sarah Killian, but when he digs beneath the surface, he learns she has a secret that could ruin them both. But perhaps love is worth the risk… Available for Kindle, Nook and all other formats.
The Odd-Sock Hunt Club series (loosely linked to the Saint of Seven Dials series):
TESSA’S TOUCH, features Lord Anthony Northrup, brother to two of my “Saints,” though not a “Saint” himself. Tessa Seaton has a special gift with horses; with a word and a touch, she can tame the most unbroken beasts. But when handsome Lord Anthony Northrup gallops into her life, she finds herself faced with a greater challenge than any horse ever posed. Anthony first assumes Tessa is helping her unscrupulous uncle to sell half-broken horses to unsuspecting gentlemen, but soon realizes she is motivated by love for her crippled father and for the horses she trains. Charmed by her spirit and independence, Anthony determines to free her from her uncle’s trap so he can claim her for himself. Available for Kindle, Nook and all other formats.
THE RUNAWAY HEIRESS Dina’s only chance to keep her inheritance from her gamester brother is to marry before her twenty-fifth birthday. When her carefully planned elopement goes awry she travels to Gretna Green alone, where she finds herself rescuing a naïve young lady from a fortune hunter. This earns the gratitude of the young lady’s handsome, eligible brother, who has come in hot pursuit. When he asks her to name her reward, she has her answer ready. Grant (aka “Thor”) is stunned when Dina demands marriage in repayment of his debt to her. She insists she will not infringe on his freedom, but the more time he spends with her, the more determined he is to win her heart along with her hand. Surely spending Christmas with her at his parents’ estate will help him to do just that? Available for Kindle, Nook and all other formats.
SHIP OF DREAMS, originally published by HarperCollins in 2000. Set amid the true events of the final, ill-fated voyage of the SS Central America, a starched-up businessman and a desperate adventuress are thrown together by circumstances and find true love only to have it threatened by harrowing events. Available for Kindle, Nook and all other formats.
Traditional Regency Romances:
AZALEA was my first written (but 7th published) book. To safeguard her future, thirteen-year-old orphan Azalea is married—in name only. Her handsome new husband immediately sails back to England, but Azalea has already fallen completely in love with him. When she learns of his death at sea, she is devastated. Six years later, Azalea sails for England herself to recover her inheritance there. She is stunned to discover that Christian, her beloved, lost husband, is alive but seems to have no memory whatsoever of her or their marriage. Worse, he is betrothed! Can Azalea possibly force Christian—now Earl of Glaedon—to remember the truth before he breaks her heart again? Available everywhere!
GABRIELLA, my very first published book, was originally a 1992 Harlequin Regency. A lost wager obliges the Duke of Ravenham to bring a pretty little nobody from the country into fashion for the London Season. That irksome duty turns into something quite different as he falls under the spell of his protege’s innocent charm. Gabriella is in London at her mother’s insistence, but she’d much rather assist in running her father’s veterinary practice than attempt to fit into fashionable society. But the more time she spends in the dashing Duke’s company, the more conflicted she feels— particularly when she discovers they have more in common than she ever dared dream. Available for Kindle, Nook and all other formats.
THE CYGNET, originally published in 1992 as The Ugly Duckling, was my second published novel. A young lady in London for her debut would rather meet celebrated poets than eligible bachelors. In fact, her deepest desire is to have her own poetry published someday . . . until she meets a handsome marquis and Cupid’s arrow strikes. Determined to give love a chance, she transforms herself from the ugly duckling of the family into an elegant woman of fashion. But no sooner does she catch the eye of her intended than she learns he apparently has an aversion to her first love—poetry! Is all lost? Available for Nook, Kindle and all other formats.
LORD DEARBORN’S DESTINY, originally a 1993 Harlequin Regency Romance. After a fortuneteller prophesies a statuesque blonde as Lord Dearborn’s perfect match, the skeptical Earl is abruptly convinced upon meeting just such a woman. Blinded by her beauty, he barely notices her cousin, a lively, witty brunette. True, he does seem to have more in common with the petite and impoverished Miss O’Day than the divine Miss Rosalind, but she is not in his style at all. Will he seal his fate with the wrong woman, or will his eyes be opened in time to his true Destiny? Available for Nook, Kindle and all other formats.
Time travel romance:
BRIDGE OVER TIME. A switch in time! Busy socialite Kathryn Monroe visits her parents in South Carolina only to find herself unexpectedly transported to 1825. Forced to step into the shoes of a near-identical ancestress, she is desperate to get back —until she falls for the very man her counterpart most wanted to avoid. Catherine Prescott wants nothing more than freedom—from rules and from the prospect of an unwanted marriage. When she abruptly finds herself in 2013, it seems all of her dreams have come true, especially when she finds her soulmate in a man her counterpart never cared for. Available everywhere!
Newly available from Bell Bridge Books! After her husband leaves her for a younger woman, a newly divorced woman goes to Aruba alone for what should have been her 25th anniversary trip, hoping to reinvent herself. To force herself out of her comfort zone, she signs up for scuba diving lessons. But when she finds a ring during her first dive that turns out to be a clue in a high-profile murder case, she finds more adventure than she bargained for. Will the price of a fresh start be her very life? Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.