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Publication Order of Secret Life of Scoundrels Books

Dukes Are Forever (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Along Came a Rogue (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Married a Marquess (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once a Scoundrel (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Capturing the Carlisles Books

If the Duke Demands (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Scoundrel Sins (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Anna Harrington is an American author best known for writing historical romances set in the Regency period. Her first novel was the highly popular “Dukes are Forever” that was the debut title of the Secret Life of Scoundrels series of novels. In addition to earning her degree in the United States, she studied Spanish in Ecuador, Mexican History in Guadalajara, and theater in London. She fell in love with Regency and all things historical romance when she lived in England for a time. Living in England, she spent most of her time getting lost in the English countryside, reading Jane Austen, studying Romantic poets, and dreaming of the dashing heroes of the Regency period. She first got interested in writing when she was in the third grade. The teacher required that every learner write a short story about an everyday object or tool. Somehow, she found herself writing about the life and times of President Jimmy Carter’s hammer in the first person point of view. Her teacher loved it so much that she asked her to read it to the class and pinned it to the board for the upcoming teacher-parent conference. From that time, she was hooked and knew she had a talent for writing, and an appetite for praise. She began writing furiously and filled dozens of spiral notebooks with short stories. By her early teenage years, she had been involved in the writing of local drama club plays, had won contests, and published several stories in the local dailies. She has been writing ever since.

A humanities professor at Chattanooga, Tennessee by day and a historical romance writer by night, Anna Harrington is a widely traveled author that has been to nearly every continent in the world. She uses the many places that she has traveled to as inspiration for the settings of her novel, though Regency England tends to be the default setting given that she went to college in London. She first got into Regency romance in 2012 after reading about the dashing heroes and spirited and independent heroines while studying in London. A lover of history and the outdoors, she would lose herself in the gorgeous houses, beautiful dresses, and dazzling balls, which she gets to live in through her characters. Harrington is an avid traveler, and volunteer, and has worked for children’s charities in Mexico, Thailand, Ecuador, Italy, France, and Peru. However, the time spent in England reading Jane Austen and getting lost in the English countryside is what has had the most profound impact on the author.

When she is not writing or teaching, she is an avid outdoors-woman. She has hiked in the Alps, the Andes, and Alaska and spent a week dangling on the Italian Dolomites on the via Ferrata. Apart from her love for traveling, she likes to fly airplanes, and hopes to one-day fly over Africa in a hot air balloon. Since moving to a new house, she has also gotten involved in some gardening and has planted all manners of trees flowers and berries in her back garden. An archeology and history buff, she loves visiting new cultures and ancient ruins all over the world. When she is at home, she spends most of her time shamelessly diving into a tub of ice cream or indulging in a bar of chocolate of any flavor, drinking coffee by the gallon, and watching the latest episode of “Doctor Who”.

Anna Harrington’s first series the Secret Life of Scoundrel’s is a swashbuckling set of novels that incorporates elements of the Gothic and suspense novel. Kidnappings, highwaymen, army battles, spies, and horseback chases are normal fare that makes for a thrilling read. For the Capturing the Carlisles series, the romance is at the core of the story. The more conventional elements of a Regency romance such as elopements to Scotland, encounters at Vauxhall, nights at the opera, and formal balls are more common. Nonetheless, the stories are not straightforward romances always coming with an unexpected twist, particularly regarding our expectations of the conventional Regency heroine. The Carlisle series has the heroines as women that want to be treated as equals with their male counterparts in estate management, business and intellect. In the Secret Life of Scoundrels, the heroines are pregnant, one is a highwayman, and another a doctor. Still the same fuzzy warmth and wry humor that is derived from being with friends and family pervades both series of novels.

“Dukes are Forever” the first novel in The Secret Life of Scoundrels series is a heart throbbing series that gives new meaning to the saying all is fair in love and war. To the Duke of Swarthmore Edward Westover, he would rather be in a barroom or on a battlefield than deal with a girl’s fondness for lace and dolls. When he takes over his enemy’s land, all that the man had, including his daughter are now his possession to do with as he pleases. He plans to give a few reassurances, hire a governess, and finally collect the dowry. But his new ward is an utterly irresistible, impetuous, and beautiful woman who takes him completely off-guard. Meanwhile, Kate Benton is shocked that the infuriating and arrogant duke has barged into her home and now wants to control her life. She has vowed to do everything she could to make him leave her and her father’s estate alone. But as the cold days turn to warmer nights Kate sees shades of kindness under the icy glint of the duke – a passionate nature that makes her weak at the knees. Maybe there is something she does not know about the man, but is she willing to open her heart to the duke that turned her life upside down.

“Along Came a Rogue” is an exhilarating novel about a wicked secret and a secret seduction. Major Nathaniel Grey is philanderer that sleeps with whomever he wants and nobody dare tell him otherwise. His only loyalty is to two of his military colleagues that he sees as brothers. When one of his brothers is seriously injured and requests that he finds his little sister, Grey is determined to do all in his power to make it happen. Instead of the gangly, awkward girl that he expected, he meets a gorgeous beautiful woman carrying a loaded gun. There was a time when his friend’s sister Emily would have moved heaven and Earth for an hour with Grey, the dashing officer that made her heart palpitate. But she is no longer the eager young woman given to infatuation and love. She is a widow with secrets so heavy she needs to disappear before anyone discovers them. But Grey can turn on his charm and offer the protection and love that is better than anything she could ever hope for.

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