Relaxing On the High Seas...

I've decided to dedicate September to Regency and who better to read than: McNaught and Lindsey? Then end the month with a brand new author: Liana De La Rosa, to usher in autumn.

September Boudoir Read

9/14  to  9/21

"Gentle Rogue"  by: Johanna Lindsey

Gentle Rogue is one of my favorites by Lindsey, and the 3rd book in the Malory family saga. And who couldn't resist the old time cover with Fabio. Oh my! Over the years the book covers have changed and entertained us, but the heart of these favorites live true long after you're finished reading. Enjoy!


Georgina Andersen boards the Maiden Anne disguised as a cabin boy, never dreaming she'll be serving at the whim of the captain, James Mallory.

The black sheep of a proud family, the handsome ex-pirate once swore no woman could entice him into matrimony. But on the high seas his resolve will be challenged by the high-spirited beauty whose love of freedom and adventure rivals his own.

Relaxation provided by: Bath and Body Works

This week's boudoir is dedicated to relaxation. Great memories are filled with aromas, scents that delight, and remind us where we've been and sometimes where we're going. Every cologne mentioned in my books are scents used from that era. Many colognes today come from fragrances of the past. And my hero in "Every Time You're Near" wears the extracts of bergamot and tangerine. Two of my favorites. Nineteenth century men and women often wore the same colognes. Musk was not considered masculine, nor tangerine and lavender necessarily feminine. And recipes were as much an industry secret back then as they are now.

Peruse these special delights from Bath and Body:  Ginger, Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Vanilla, tea, lavender, bergamot, orange


Regency Phrase:
Carte-blanche =  A woman under the protection of a man without being married to him. = Mistress