Gail’s Winners and Lord Langdon’s Kiss Giveaway!

First of all, Gail would like to thank everyone who participated in the fantastic discussion of epilogues last week. She also asked me to announce the winners of her giveaway. Congratulations to Beth Elliott and Linda, who have won Kindle or Nook versions of The Captain’s Dilemma, the Regency romance which Gail has recently reissued with a lovely new epilogue.

This week I’m celebrating the reissue of my Regency, Lord Langdon’s Kiss, which unlike The Captain’s Dilemma, needed a lot more work than the addition of an epilogue. Lord Langdon’s Kiss was my first book, and although I’m proud that it sold, I’ve learned a lot in the fifteen years that have passed since I wrote it. In this version, I tackled an issue I’d shied away from the first time around and found that it helped me torture the hero a little more. That’s always a good thing. I also pruned out a lot of redundant introspection, cutting about 17,000 words. Maybe I can make a novella out of the chopped bits.

llkAnyway, I feel very happy about the revisions and I’m pretty sure I kept everything that people enjoyed about it the first time around. I’m hoping my favorite review is still true.

Lord Langdon’s Kiss is a fine Regency romp that will satisfy lovers of the genre like ice-cold lemonade on a hot afternoon. This is what Regency romance is all about.” (Four hearts) — The Romance Reader

I think the digital revolution has been a wonderful boon to the traditional Regency genre. It’s helped make many previously published Regencies available to new readers, and also opened up a market for new traditional Regencies, filling the void left when the major publishers ended their Regency lines.

Have you discovered or rediscovered any good traditional Regencies lately? Please share, for the chance to win a copy of Lord Langdon’s Kiss on Nook or Kindle.


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About Elena Greene

Elena Greene grew up reading anything she could lay her hands on, including her mother's Georgette Heyer novels. She also enjoyed writing but decided to pursue a more practical career in software engineering. Fate intervened when she was sent on a three year international assignment to England, where she was inspired to start writing romances set in the Regency. Her books have won the National Readers' Choice Award, the Desert Rose Golden Quill and the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence. Her Super Regency, LADY DEARING'S MASQUERADE, won RT Book Club's award for Best Regency Romance of 2005 and made the Kindle Top 100 list in 2011. When not writing, Elena enjoys swimming, cooking, meditation, playing the piano, volunteer work and craft projects. She lives in upstate New York with her two daughters and more yarn, wire and beads than she would like to admit.
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12 Responses to Gail’s Winners and Lord Langdon’s Kiss Giveaway!

  1. Satu M. says:

    I haven’t read many brand new releases lately, but I must say I really loved Fly with the Rogue. I just started reading The Three Disgraces Bundle I won last week and I’m loving it too.

  2. Rhonda Kirby says:

    Looks like a great read. I have to admit I haven’t read this author before, but it looks like I have been missing out. I would love to begin by reading Lord Langdon’s Kiss.

  3. Judy Goodnight says:

    Some of my favorite authors of Regencies: Georgette Heyer, Elizabeth Mansfield, Barbara Metzger.

  4. bn100 says:

    Haven’t read any lately

  5. Josie Hink says:

    I love anything Shana Galen writes……amazing regency stories!!!!

    • Elena Greene says:

      Yes, she’s very talented! I remember when she won the Royal Ascot contest (for the unpublished) and thinking at the time that she was going to be great.

  6. Lesley A. says:

    Just started Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels, I guess that should qualify as a traditional regency?

    At any rate, I love your books, Elena, and can’t wait to read a back-list title (revised)! Your books are wonderful getaways for me! I already got my sister and two friends hooked on you too!

    • Elena Greene says:

      Lord of Scoundrels is great, though it was published as a historical romance, not in the traditional Regency line. Loretta Chase did write some traditional Regencies before writing the longer historicals and they’re great too!

      Thanks for spreading the word, Lesley!

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