Forever Romance Historical Hook Up: Soundtracks

Posted October 12, 2013 by Karen in Music / 1 Comment


The Duke of Midnight (Maiden Lane #6)


Title: Duke of Midnight
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Genre: Historical Romance
Publish Date: Oct 15th, 2013
Publisher:  Forever/Grand Central publishing an imprint of Hatchett Book Group


Twenty years ago Maximus Batten witnessed the brutal murders of his parents. Now the autocratic Duke of Wakefield, he spends his days ruling Parliament. But by night, disguised as the Ghost of St. Giles, he prowls the grim alleys of St. Giles, ever on the hunt for the murderer. One night he finds a fiery woman who meets him toe-to-toe-and won’t back down . . .


Artemis Greaves toils as a lady’s companion, but hiding beneath the plain brown serge of her dress is the heart of a huntress. When the Ghost of St. Giles rescues her from footpads, she recognizes a kindred spirit-and is intrigued. She’s even more intrigued when she realizes who exactly the notorious Ghost is by day . . .


Artemis makes a bold move: she demands that Maximus use his influence to free her imprisoned brother-or she will expose him as the Ghost. But blackmailing a powerful duke isn’t without risks. Now that she has the tiger by the tail, can she withstand his ire-or the temptation of his embrace?




Soundtrack for the book by Elizabeth Hoyt

What would be on the soundtrack to DUKE OF MIDNGHT?

Elizabeth Hoyt: Well, I listened to quite a bit of Florence + The Machine while writing DUKE OF MIDNIGHT. Also, I find that Meatloaf’s “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” works really well for angsty love scenes.

Once a Rake (The Drake’s Rakes #4)

Once A RakeTitle: Once a Rake (The Drake’s Rakes #4)

Author: Eileen Dreyer

Genre: Historical Romance

Publish Date: October 29th 2013

Publisher: Forever an imprint of Hachette Book Group

All he wants is her help . . .

Colonel Ian Ferguson may be a rake, but he’s no traitor. Accused of trying to kill the Duke of Wellington, the disgraced Scotsman is now a fugitive–from the law, the army, and the cunning assassin who hunts him. Wounded and miles from his allies, Ian finds himself at the mercy of an impoverished country wife. The spirited woman is achingly beautiful . . . and hiding some dangerous secrets of her own.

All she needs is his heart . . . 

She was a child nobody wanted. Now for Lady Sarah Clarke, holding on to her vanished husband’s crumbling estate is her final chance to earn respectability. She knows that hiding the devastatingly handsome Ferguson will jeopardize her home. Common sense demands that she turn him in. But a single, delirious kiss shatters her resolve . . . and awakens a passion that neither of them can escape.




Soundtrack for the book by Eileen Dreyer

What would be on the soundtrack to ONCE A RAKE?

Eileen Dreyer: Well, I hate to steal other people’s soundtracks, but I think my soundtrack would be a cross between the soundtrack for Sense and Sensibility, Last of the Mohicans (BEST chase scene music ever), and mix in a touch of the band Capercaille for the Celtic music, since Ian is a proud Scot. I guess I should also add the anthem about Bonnie Prince Charlie, Mo Ghile Mor by the Chieftans and Mick Jagger.

A Lady Most Lovely (Love’s Grace #2)

17333833Title: A Lady Most Lovely (Love’s Grace #2)

Author: Jennifer Delamere

Genre: Historical Romance

Published Date: Sep. 24th, 2013

Publisher: Forever an imprint of Hachette Book Group

A Heart of Gold

Socialite Margaret Vaughn is the wealthiest heiress in London—or so everybody thinks. Saddled with debt left by her father, she agrees to marry a rich man who can save her family’s estate. But when her fiancé turns out to be just another poor social climber, Margaret faces financial ruin—and social humiliation. Just when she thinks all is lost, she finds an unlikely angel in Tom Poole . . .

After amassing a fortune in the gold fields of Australia and surviving a harrowing shipwreck, Tom Poole is the toast of London society. Yet despite his newfound fame, he’s never forgotten his own humble beginnings. When he learns of Margaret’s plight, he offers her financial assistance—but his interest is not strictly business. Taken with her beauty and grace, the rugged adventurer wants nothing more than to win Margaret’s heart. But can he convince the proper, refined lady that, despite their social differences, they are a match made in heaven?




Soundtrack for the book by Jennifer Delamere

What would be on the soundtrack to A LADY MOST LOVELY?

Jennifer Delamere: Two wonderful romantic old standards: “Our Love Is Here to Stay” and “I’m Beginning to See the Light.”

Once She Was Tempted (Honeycote #2)

17264557Title: Once She Was Tempted

Author: Anne Barton

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publish Date: Oct. 29th, 2013

Publisher: Forever an imprint of Hachette Book Group

A Portrait of a Lady

…or is it? The risqué painting owned by Benjamin Elliot, the earl of Foxburn, features a stunning beauty with sapphire eyes, golden hair, and creamy skin. Ben recognizes this particular English rose the instant he meets her—though she’s wearing considerably more clothing. In person, the demure debutante is even more irresistible…

In desperate need of money for her sick mother, Daphne Honeycote had posed for two scandalous portraits. Now she must hide her secret to save the Honeycote family name. Ben’s possession of one painting makes him an insufferable thorn in her side—and yet he may be her best chance at finding the canvas’s companion. As she becomes drawn to the dark-tempered earl, can Daphne risk laying bare the secrets of her heart?




Soundtrack for the book by Anne Barton

What would be on the soundtrack to ONCE SHE WAS TEMPTED?

Anne Barton:

Tempted by Squeeze

why: the title is too perfect

best line: “alarmed by the seduction, I wish that it would stop”

Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson

why: the hero, Ben, has one

best line: “please remind me who I really am”

Get Your Shine On by Florida Georgia Line

why: Ben is drawn to Daphne’s luminescent personality

best line: “summer sky drippin’ rhinestones”

Just Give Me a Reason by Pink

why: Ben is wounded—inside and out

best line: “it’s been written in the scars on our hearts, we’re not broken, just bent”

Stand by Lenny Kravitz

why: this song makes me happy

best line: “faith and patience will be your soldiers to guide you through your troubled times”

Never Desire a Duke (One Scandalous Season #1)

17333845Title: Never Desire a Duke

Author: Lily Dalton

Genre: Historical Fiction

Publish Date: Sep. 24th, 2014

Publisher: Forever an imprint of Hachette Book Group

A secret from his past holds the key to their future…

A Marriage Beyond Hope

Lady Sophia has long been estranged from her husband, Lord Vane Barwick, the Marquess of Claxton, whose rumored list of amorous conquests includes almost every beautiful woman of the ton. Yet a shocking encounter with him in a crowded ballroom—and a single touch—are all it takes to reawaken her furious passion for him. But how can she trust the man who crushed her dreams and took away the one thing she wanted most?

A Love Beyond Reason

Lord Claxton has never forgiven himself for the youthful mistake that ruined his marriage to Lady Sophia. Now, after nearly a year abroad, the reformed rogue vows to win back the only woman he’s ever truly loved. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove he can be the honorable husband she deserves—and the passionate lover she desires. As the snowdrifts deepen outside their ancestral home, can they rekindle the flame that burned so bright and find a new path to forever?




Soundtrack for the book by Lily Dalton

What would be on the soundtrack to NEVER DESIRE A DUKE?

Lily Dalton:

There are a lot of songs I connect with while writing, but my hero and heroine usually each have a “theme song” specific only to that book.

Claxton’s theme song is Imagine Dragons, Demons.

“Don’t get too close, it’s dark inside. It’s where my demons hide, it’s where my demons hide.”

The words and the tune are both a bit poignant and fit him perfectly. He wants Sophia so desperately, but he’s afraid that if he lets her too close, she won’t like what she sees because he’s damaged inside.

Sophia’s song is Metric’s Breathing Underwater.

“Is this my life? Am I breathing underwater?”

In the lyrics of this song, I hear a strong woman who is assessing her relationship, and while it’s good and “fine” she’s not going to settle for just fine. While Sophia’s relationship with Vane isn’t at all “fine”, in the Regency time period, she’d be expected to be a good girl and accept things as they were. Sophia doesn’t.

The Historic Hook Up Soundtrack Mash Up with a little nineteenth century music.


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