Dec 19 2016 5:27pm

Turn Back Time: Romance News & Deals from Teresa Medeiros, Courtney Milan, and More!

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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The Afternoon Tea will be on hiatus for the holidays from Wednesday, December 21, until Monday, January 2. During the break, we'll share news and deals we find on social media, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. See you in the New Year!

Top Off Your TBR Pile

Touch of Enchantment by Teresa MedeirosDeal Alert: Teresa Medeiros's time-travel historical Touch of Enchantment is a steal at $.99 in e-book at Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Fun fact: Touch of Enchantment heroine Tabitha is the daughter of Breath of Magic couple Arian and Tristan, an example of second-generation heroes and heroines in historical romance.

Deal Alert: Courtney Milan's historical romance The Heiress Effect is only $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* H&H blogger Rae Alley tries to put her finger on just what it is that always brings her back to Courtney Milan's books and inspires her to keep them permanently on her e-reader.

Deal Alert: Zoë Archer's paranormal/historical/fantasy series The Blades of the Rose is on sale as a 4-book box set for $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | Barnes & Noble.* Warrior, Scoundrel, Rebel, and Stranger are all included in the e-bundle. See what happened when historical reader and H&H blogger Myretta Robens stepped out of her English Regency comfort zone and gave Archer's Warrior a try as part of a genre experiment.

Fresh Outta the Oven

The VIP Doubles Down by Nancy HerknessNancy Herkness bets big in the Wager of Hearts series, and we're all in for the brand-new cover for Book 3, The VIP Doubles Down, featuring an author hero with a big secret: He's had writer's block for more than a year. About how the cover came to be, Herkness says: “I asked my publisher for a cover with a dark, brooding, sexy hero in a setting the captures both his wealth and his profession as a writer. The designer gave me exactly what I hoped for.”

—Have you met Luca? Sarah Castille has revealed the cover for her second Ruin & Revenge novel, Luca, which will be out on June 27, 2017, and pairs a notorious Las Vegas crime boss with a police detective seeking revenge:

Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in the city of sin, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart—until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn't enough for a man who takes what he wants, but his mysterious temptress has slipped away.

For two years police detective Gabrielle Fawkes has lived for revenge. But a night of indulgence with a sexy stranger changes everything. Powerful, charming, and deliciously dangerous Luca, has his own private reasons for offering to help her pursue the drug lord who killed her husband. There's a lot Luca isn't telling her and the more she finds out the less she wants to know.

When Gabrielle becomes the target of the drug lord she has vowed to hunt down, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in a mobster's hands. To save her, Luca must break his Mafia ties—or risk losing Gabrielle forever.

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