I'm excited to announce that I'm going to be a part of a series of summer releases by some of my favorite historical romance writers:
What's it about? Well...
Infamous for his pedigree of madness and murder, the reclusive Duke of Ashbey believes he cannot feel until a mysterious woman unlocks a world of sensation in a single, shattering moment of connection. He casts a desperate bid for more.
Recent widow Alicia Stone has long been reviled as the chief impediment to a love affair that captured the nation’s imagination. Publicly, she settled for respectability’s cold comfort, but, secretly, she longs to experience what she never found with her famous husband—uninhibited passion.
When a devilish duke proposes a discreet three-night assignation, Alicia shocks herself by accepting. But will their explosive union cost them both far more than they bargained?
I'll be announcing the other authors' books as they arrive on my facebook page, social media, and, of course, here on my webpage. Look for the Union Jack Heart!
I'm also thrilled to announce an upcoming series with Entangled Scandalous.
The series follows a trio of siblings, a love-weary spinster, an young earl, and their almost-a-debutante sister, after the earl wagers the eldest sister's hand in a high-stakes gamble.
Here's the Publisher's Marketplace announcement regarding the first book, Scandal in Spades:
Check back for more information, including cover reveals and release dates!
Available now, The Furies Series
Lady Vice, Book 1
Lady Lavinia Vaile knows what happens to a woman who puts her faith in society. For her, it was a disastrous marriage to a depraved man—one she threatened to shoot when she left him. Now Lavinia lives outside of society's strict conventions, hosting private gambling parties. It's only when her husband is shot dead that Lavinia finds herself in terrible danger...
A former judge in India's high court, Maximilian Harrison will do anything he can to help Lavinia. In the darkest of times, he held on to thoughts of her and the love they once shared. Now he risks his own position in society―along with his ambitions―in order to clear her name. Yet as desire reignites between them, Lavinia remains caught up in secrets and shame. Her only salvation is to do the unthinkable...and trust in both Maximilian and love.
Lady Scandal, Book 2
Sophia Baneham has lived in the poison of her dead father's shadow for longer than she cares to admit. Now she exists outside of polite society's influence, holding gambling parties for London's most dangerous men. When a man walks into one of her soirees, a compelling mix of charisma and icy control, he offers the lady of sin a wager she can't refuse...
Lord Randolph is a spy in the service of His Majesty, but he’s given an oath to protect the daughter of his mentor. Even as his gamble of marriage starts to spiral out of control and his passions ignite, Randolph is determined that he’ll handle things his way…
But when danger closes in, Randolph won't just have to protect Sophia from an intended killer. He'll have to protect her from himself...
Duchess Decadence, Book 3
Thea Worthington, Duchess of Wynchester divides her time between social engagements and playing her luck against fickle fortune. Yet every gamble is only a bluff—a means to hide from the pain deep within her, and the loss of a babe she never held in her arms. Now Thea's luck is about to run out. Her estranged husband has returned and seeks a reunion...
Plagued with guilt over what happened to his wife three years ago, the Duke of Wynchester has kept his distance. The duke is resolved to piece his family back together, especially now that he's discovered his beloved brother—long thought dead—still lives. But Thea's lovely, porcelain facade is on the verge of cracking...spurred on by the duke's brother's secretive, malevolent animosity.
With everything riding on her future, Thea plays a daring game of chance for love and her marriage...and this time, the dice are most certainly rigged.
Reviews & cover quotes
"This second chance at love between Wyn and Thea really tugs at the heart. Watching both Thea and Wyn throughout the FURIES series is a delight and when they finally get to have their day in the sun, it's absolutely perfect. I enjoyed immensely all the characters and their play off one another, the FURIES love for one another and their kinship is endearing. DUCHESS DECADENCE is a great read, one I will definitely read again." –Kimberly R, Book Obsessed Chicks
"Even though LaCapra only has 3 novels under her belt, she writes like she has been doing this for 20 years. As her audience grows, she will be a must have for most readers of historical romance." –Amy A, from Historical Romance Lover on Goodreads
"I fell in love with this series because it dares to journey down the road less traveled." –Julie from The Book Review on Goodreads
"I liked Wyn and Thea, they were both charming and lovable. The intrigue was well developed. This story is filled with strong emotions, hope and love! Duchess Decadence was fun to read and recommend this beautiful historical romance!" –Nicole, Goodreads
"Oh and the hot erotical love scenes – my favorite in his grandmother’s folly. Hot. Hot. Hot." –Eva, Goodreads
"There were some beautiful scenes, steamy scenes, and scenes that made my eyes leak" –Brooke, Goodreads
"A wonderful romance, read in one setting." –Lynn, Goodreads
"Incredibly explosive, Lady Scandal is a daring romp that combines enough wit, sex and intrigue to knock your garters off. I loved it!" —USA Today Bestselling Author, Delilah Marvelle
"The characters and the plot were so compelling. I particularly loved Randolph. He was just amazing." —Kilts and Swords Blog
"The attraction is magnetic." —Tanya, Heroes and Heartbreakers
"With danger, plots and a passion worth fighting for, this Regency romance has got it all!" —Linda, Fresh Fiction
“I highly recommend you read this action-packed adventure filled with mystery and romance.” —Melanie, Bookworm2Bookworm on Goodreads
"....an enthralling read!" —Elaine, Splashes into Books, on Goodreads
"Oh my - this was a story that was not only unique, but was also gripping. " —Krystal, Red Wine and Books on Goodreads
"...a sensual, gripping tale that held me from the first page." —Jennifer, Goodreads
"...Once I started this book I couldn't seem to put it down. The author had me on the edge of my seat with each page..." —Tracey, Goodreads
"I could not put it down." —Mave, LibriAmoriMiei on Goodreads
“LaCapra has crafted a high-stakes romance full of twists that will keep readers turning the page late into the night. A sensual story of lost love and redemption with a smoldering hero who will sacrifice anything to regain his first love, LADY VICE is a historical romance readers will treasure.” —Elizabeth Essex, Award-winning Historical Romance Author
"Elegant, shadowy, gorgeous." —Gaelen Foley, NYT Bestselling author of The Secrets of a Scoundrel
"A terrific read filled with intrigue, suspense, and true love." —Mary Behre, Award-winning Author of the Tidewater Series
"This debut novel by author Wendy LaCapra is a stunning presentation. Lady Vice entices and intrigues with an outstanding story and fascinating characters." —Kimberly Rocha, Romance at Random
"This is the first story out of the three in the Furies series and it’s one of the best second chance romance story’s I’ve read. It was equal parts sweet and sensual, witty and entertaining." —Melanie, Bookworm2Bookworm
"LADY VICE by Wendy La Capra is a regency romance overflowing with murder, mystery and the meaning of true friendship and love. ...The murder element of the plot added that extra spark of danger, and the tale flowed easily and naturally." —Linda Green, Fresh Fiction Review
"In addition to our gentleman of the highest caliber and an equally stubborn heroine blinded by the fear of her past, Lady Vice boasts a narrative that includes a murder-mystery, some bribery, strong and eccentric supporting cast of friends, a brothel, and a framing of the true murderer that will make you breathe a sigh of relief that Lavinia and Max will finally get their HEA." —Tanya, Heroes and Heartbreakers Review
“This appears to be LaCapra's first book and what a way to come flying out the door!! If this book is any indication of what is to come from this writer, she will be on my must buy list!”—Amy A, A Goodreads Reviewer