Purple is the color of the day thanks to our discovery of three new covers today from historical romance authors Elizabeth Hoyt, Maya Banks, and Julia London, all of which happen to feature a pretty shade of purple (and gorgeous cover models, of course—yum!).
Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt (July 1, 2012)
Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he’s the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles-protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.
Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she’s asked to tutor the Home’s dour manager in the ways of society-flirtation, double-entendres, and scandalous liaisons-Isabel can’t help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar-and his lips so tempting.
During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed.... But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything-the Home, Isabel...and his life.
Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks (September 25, 2012)
The description for Never Seduce a Scot has not yet been released, but Maya Banks posted the cover to her Facebook page along with a message that reads in part: “Hey guys, taking a short break from writing, writing, writing, to share with you the cover of my next Scottish historical, Never Seduce a Scot which releases September 25th of this year. I’ve gotten many emails and messages asking if I was writing more historicals so here’s proof!...”
The Seduction of Lady X by Julia London (March 27, 2012)