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Guns during Regency

Guns during the Regency were sometimes things of beauty, like the one I describe in The Bachelor that Thorn offers to Joshua as payment for his being bodyguard to Gwyn. If you want to see what it looked like, I based it on an actual set of dueling pistols, a picture of which is on Pinterest here and here. I also have an image of Joshua’s seven-shot flintlock pepperbox pistol, made by Henry Nock of London around 1800, which looks big enough to use as a club after you run out of loaded barrels. Of course, it would take you a while to run through them all since the barrels had to be turned by hand! My Pinterest page for the book also features a number of blades in canes, pistol canes . . . everything you need to be a bodyguard.

Rave Reviews for Who Wants to Marry a Duke

“Holy hotness!!! This was absolutely one of the most sizzling historical romances I’ve read in forever!” —Goodreads reviewer

“I just love Sabrina Jeffries’ spin of Regency-style, dysfunctional families.” —Romance Junkies

“The chemistry is as intense in the bedroom as it is in the science lab in Jeffries’s intoxicating third Duke Dynasty Regency romance.”Publishers Weekly

Where did we get the term “Regency”?

Do you know where we get the term “Regency” for the period? (If you do, you can hum “God Save the Queen” while I explain.) It covers the time when the Prince of Wales, George Augustus Frederick (aka Prinny), stepped in as Regent for his father, King George III (aka the King George Americans fought against because of his taxation policies aka Mad King George), because he was, well, unable to run the country. So technically the Regency Period began in 1811 and ended in 1820, 200 years ago this month, when George III died and George IV became king. But for purposes of looking at periods in terms of their culture, fashions, ideas, etc., many people consider the Regency period to stretch from either 1783 or 1795 to 1830 or 1837 (when Victoria came to the throne). That’s why there’s such a wide range of dates in our books!

What they’re saying about Seduction on a Snowy Night!

 “These steamy short stories from three masters of the genre are perfect to recommend to readers even beyond the holiday season.”Library Journal, starred review

“This fanciful Regency anthology will keep readers warm all winter.”Publishers Weekly

“Three beloved Regency romance authors join forces in this heartwarming holiday anthology…. It’s clear that these historical romance dynamos know their craft and can make any dubious reader believe in a happily-ever-after.”Kirkus Reviews

The Bachelor named one of 2020’s most anticipated romance titles!

Some of the upcoming year’s most anticipated romance titles are excerpted in #BuzzBooksRomance including Sabrina’s late February 2020 book release, The Bachelor. Get a free copy of the book of excerpts here!

Pocket Books’ Romance Audiobook Sweepstakes

Even better than a box of chocolates, Pocket Books’ annual romance audiobook sweepstakes runs throughout the entire month of February. Readers can enter to win fabulous prizes like a $350 gift card to Victoria’s Secret, $350 gift card to Sephora, Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, 128 GB iPad mini 4 with a Smart Cover, and 20 recently published romance audiobooks including Sabrina’s most recent release, The Secret of Flirting. Enter to win!