Nov 19 2015 4:03pm

Romance News: Never-Before-Published Edith Layton & Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Deals

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Peaches and the Queen by Edith Layton

Edith Layton was a historical romance powerhouse. Sadly, she passed away in 2009, and many of her works went unpublished. Edith's daughter, Susie Felber, has been working to get some of those unpublished treats into fans' hands, and today we're happy to share the cover and synopsis for Edith Layton's never-before-published Peaches and the Queen, a holiday novella featuring a much-loved cat and, of course, Queen Victoria:

Presenting a never-before-published, holiday short story from Regency author Edith Layton! 

Christmas is coming to Victorian London. A poor boy living with his milliner sister in a marginal part of town discovers his cat is missing. His old dog can’t live without the cat, so he searches—and hears that the Queen has kidnapped his cat! Queen Victoria’s favorite moggie strayed, and her minions scooped up the wrong cat—or so the boy and his sister think. 

This Christmas novella tells how an earnest young Beefeater, his world-weary superior, and one of the wiliest criminals in London each try to find the right cat without disturbing the old queen, win the boy’s cat back—and woo the pretty sister—before the Queen leaves London for her Christmas holiday. 

From the servants at the palace and the Queen’s own chambers, to Billingsgate and the mudlarks’ favorite taverns, the adventures are many among the high- and low-life of Victorian London.

Pre-order Peaches and the Queen today at Amazon before its November 30 release.

The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, and Kimberly Kincaid

Deal Alert #1: Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, and Kimberly Kincaid's holiday romance The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap is marked down to $1.99 in e-book for the moment at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via BookBub).* In need of ALLLLL the holiday reads? We've got you covered.

Deal Alert #2: Theodora Taylor's time-traveling werewolf novel Her Viking Wolf is on sale for $.99 in e-book for the moment at Amazon (via BookBub).* New to Theodora Taylor? Miss_D recommends the multicultural romance author and Sahara Hoshi appreciates her “winning sex scenes” and fun plots.

Deal Alert #3: Jo Beverley's historical An Arranged Marriage is currently only $.99 in e-book at iBookstoreAmazonBarnes & Noble, and more (via BookBub).*

Sherrilyn Kenyon's House of the Rising Sun novella, first published as part of the Dark Bites anthology, has a fierce new e-book cover for Galen and Aricles' tale. Want more? Revisit all our Sherrilyn Kenyon coverage.

Christina Lee's The Deepest Blue, out December 4, pulls us under with a cover reveal over at sinfullymmbookreviews. This is the sequel The Darkest Flame and Book 2 in the Roadmap to Your Heart series...

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

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Melissa Keith
1. MelK
I met Edith Layton and adored her. Thanks for the info about PEACHES. Will it ever be released in print? Thanks.
Heather Waters
2. HeatherWaters
@MelK -- Our pleasure! Not sure about whether it'll be in print, but I'll see what I can find out. :)
Jennifer Proffitt
3. JenniferProffitt
Hi @MelK, I reached out to Edith Layton's daughter who is coordinating a lot of the publicity for the book. Peaches and the Queen will not be coming out in print as it's only a novella length. However some of Layton's longer works will come to print, but not this one!
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