Happy Monday and Hello November!

I hope everyone had a happy Halloween yesterday. We’ve never once had trick-or-treaters (do kids even still do that?!) in the fifteen years we’ve lived here. For the first few years I was prepared with bags of candy and lots of Halloween decorations. Now I skip the decorations, turn off all the lights, and Mr. Spencer and I share the candy while watching scary movies.

That’s actually a lie …

I dont’ actually watch scary movies. I usually keep a blanket over my head and ask repeatedly, “What’s happening now?” (I’m not kidding)

Anyhow, I’m VERY pleased to share the final “recovering” of my series THE SEDUCERS.

For whatever reason, I recovered these books out of order, so the last cover is for MELISSA AND THE VICAR, which is really book 1 in the trilogy.

I am in love with this cover!

I think the red-orange (roarange?) color perfectly fits the spirit of this steamy, racy story of redemption and second chances. Melissa is a world-weary brothel owner who falls in love with a country clergyman. This smart and sexy historical romance has lots of humor and tons of steam. And yes, there is some of my signature angst to keep you turning pages.

I’ve included the blurb below the image and also a link to Amazon, which has exclusive rights to the ebook version of MELISSA AND THE VICAR.

Melissa Griffin is quite literally sick and tired. She’s the owner of one of London’s most exclusive brothels, but her failing health is telling her she can’t continue to keep working at her current pace. A relaxing stay in the country is exactly what she needs. Falling for the small town’s gorgeous young vicar—a virgin, no less—was never part of her plan. Their love is scandalous, forbidden…and everything Melissa never knew she wanted. Denying her feelings is unthinkable. Avoiding devastation when her past inevitably drives them apart? Impossible.

Magnus Stanwyck never resented his vow of celibacy…until meeting Melissa. As beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, the mysterious woman captures his heart in a way he never could’ve anticipated. No matter what stands between them, no matter the cost, he’ll do whatever it takes to possess her—heart, body, and soul.

By day, they’re opposites who were never supposed to be together. By night, their passion threatens to overtake them. When all is said and done, can Melissa and Magnus overcome the obstacles (and enemies) that stand between them? Or will fate deny them their happily ever after?

MELISSA AND THE VICAR is a steamy, full-length romance novel with elements of taboo love, marriage of convenience, and opposites attract. If you love older woman and younger men stories with lots of sizzle and heat you’ll adore Melissa and Magnus’s love story.

This is book 1 in THE SEDUCERS series, a Regency romance trilogy that explores life on the wild side!

This book contains adult themes and is for adult readers who are not easily offended or shocked.

Apparently ‘Tis the Season to be adding new books for pre-order, because I’ve gone and added ANOTHER book …

In fact, I’ve got an entirely new series coming up and it’s called THE BELLAMY SISTERS. Here’s the blurb for PHOEBE Book 1: 

PHOEBE book 1 in THE BELLAMY SISTERS is a sensual, sexy, and heartwarming love story about the girl next door and the powerful, wealthy stranger who changes her world forever.

Meet the Bellamy sisters, five young women who will do anything to save their siblings and keep the wolf from the door.

Lady Phoebe Bellamy will do anything to save her family from ruin—even marry the devil himself…

The Bellamy family has only four months before they’ll lose the very roof over their heads. While Phoebe’s older sisters venture out into the world to earn the necessary funds, Phoebe herself—plain, levelheaded, and responsible—stays home to care for her younger siblings and parents. But then she meets Viscount Needham, a fabulously wealthy, brand new peer, and everything changes.

When Phoebe learns that her father is determined to marry one of his daughters to Needham, she knows it’s time to act. She certainly can’t imagine saddling any of her beloved sisters with the brutally handsome upstart. So, she does the unthinkable and proposes to Viscount Needham herself…

Paul Needham attended the best schools, belongs to all the proper clubs, and can buy and sell half the House of Lords and still have money to spare. And yet the ton still treats him with disdain. Marrying one of their own is the fastest way to legitimize his place in society. But that doesn’t mean that he has to like his bride. He certainly won’t ever love her. Their marriage will be nothing but a mutually beneficial business arrangement.

Except it doesn’t feel like a simple transaction when Phoebe is in his arms…

They are complete opposites with nothing in common. Class differences and prejudices divide them. Is love enough to bridge their two worlds—or are they destined for heartbreak?

PHOEBE is the wickedly witty and sensually steamy first book of a five-book historical romance series. Each story in THE BELLAMY SISTERS stands alone.

That’s it for today, but I’ll be sending out a newsletter sometime this next week, so if you’re not on the list for that, sign up for a chance to win some cool swag and get exclusive excerpts.

Happy Sunday!

The “re-covering” of my SEDUCERS series continues and I’m thrilled to unveil the new cover for HUGO AND THE MAIDEN.

I loved the pink of the first cover so much that I asked my cover designer to keep it for this one. Like the new cover for JOSS AND THE COUNTESS, this is substantially sexier.

Hugo is one of my favorite characters and this cover does an excellent job of depicting the powerful body I imagined for him. And of course he is dressed in his signature black. 

HUGO AND THE MAIDEN is available in print from all booksellers and in ebook exclusively on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.

Here’s a link to Amazon:


If you have enjoyed my historical erotic romance series VICTORIAN DECADENCE, then you’ll be pleased to hear that I have two new books up for pre-order in the series: HER BEAST & THEIR MASTER.

HER BEAST is a character you won’t have met in the other books. Malcolm Barton popped up in Smith’s book (THEIR MASTER) and captivated me so utterly that I immediately started writing his book and finished it before Smith’s. 

HER BEAST:

The beast only wins the beauty’s heart in fairy tales. In real life, he destroys it…and her.

Malcom Barton is what the man who murdered his wife made him—a beast. Scarred and broken in mind, body, and spirit, he lives his life in the shadows.

Until he sees her.

Julia Harlow is the only light and warmth to shine into his cold, dead heart for years. Wild, spirited, and free, she’s…everything.

She’s also the daughter of the man who burned his life to the ground.

Kidnapping Julia and keeping her prisoner to his dark, deviant desires seems like the perfect way to destroy his enemy.

He never expected her to enjoy her captivity.

It’s not long before she makes him want things he thought he’d never have again. He wants her.

But if the cost of his much-deserved revenge is a happily ever after with Julia, is it a price he’s able to pay?

Her Beast is a full length historical romance with elements of BDSM, power exchange, and ménage. If you are easily triggered by violence or unconventional sexual situations you should not read this book.


Yes, Smith’s book is finally up for pre-order. As some of you might know, this book has been a real wild ride to write. It’s no surprise that Smith’s story is different. This is my first ménage story and it was so much fun to write a polyamorous love story!

You’ll get to learn what made Smith the way he is and, yes, you’ll learn his real name. I don’t think anyone will be expecting Smith’s story …

THEIR MASTER

Mr. Smith has lived his entire adult life with one goal in mind: Revenge.

Thanks to the wealth and power he has amassed over the years, that goal is almost within reach.

The only other thing that he’s ever wanted is a child of his own. But with his lifelong plans finally coming to fruition, now would be a terrible time to start a family …

Besides, finding a woman who is willing to tolerate his voracious and adventurous appetites is extremely unlikely. Until Moira Dunsmore—a far too mysterious and intriguing courtesan—enters his life. Striking a bargain with Moira to bear his child is too appealing an opportunity to pass up.

Smith never imagined that Moira would be so open to his unconventional lifestyle—or so accepting of his live-in male lover. And he certainly never expected to feel anything for her.

But she is…
And he does …

Love is something Smith has had precious little experience with in his life. Can he trust in love—and Moira? What if the price of their happily ever after is his long-awaited revenge?

Their Master, book 5 in the VICTORIAN DECADENCE series, is a sensual and emotional historical romance novel featuring a mysterious, bisexual hero, a heroine who is far more than she claims to be, a gorgeous and oh-so-eager body servant, and a polyamorous HEA that none of them ever saw coming.

Get ready to fall in love with the most unconventional lovers that Victorian England has ever known.

THEIR MASTER contains plenty of hot f/m, f/m/m, m/m, ménage action with lots of spicy bedroom scenes. This book is for adult readers who are not easily triggered or offended.


So, that’s all the news I have today. I hope to be sharing the new cover of MELISSA AND THE VICAR with you soon. 

I’m also scheming away on another series, this one about five sisters forced to take drastic measures to save their family from losing everything–including the roof over their heads.

I’ve got a series title: THE BELLAMY SISTERS, and I’ve got titles for the books: PHOEBE, HYACINTH, SELINA, KATHRYN, & AURELIA … now I just need to get them out into the world. 

Until next time, happy reading!

DANGEROUS is on sale for $1.99 on Amazon…

Don’t ask me for how long, because I’m always the last to know. 

Anyhow, this is the book that started it all! It is #1 in THE OUTCASTS series, which feeds directly into my new series, THE REBELS OF THE TON. You can look at these two series as one big 6 book love fest! 

Here is the affiliate link to DANGEROUS

Or you can just click on the pretty book cover below and it will take you there. 

Here is the blurb and some nice things that people have said about the book:

“Spencer is my new auto-buy!”
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt

What sort of lady doesn’t make her debut until the age of thirty-two? A timeless beauty with a mysterious past—and a future she intends to take into her own hands . . .

Lady Euphemia Marlington hasn’t been free in seventeen years—since she was captured by Corsairs and sold into a harem. Now the sultan is dead and Mia is back in London facing relentless newspapermen, an insatiably curious public, and her first Season. Worst of all is her ashamed father’s ultimatum: marry a man of his choosing or live out her life in seclusion. No doubt her potential groom is a demented octogenarian. Fortunately, Mia is no longer a girl, but a clever woman with a secret—and a plan of her own . . .

Adam de Courtney’s first two wives died under mysterious circumstances. Now there isn’t a peer in England willing to let his daughter marry the dangerously handsome man the ton calls The Murderous Marquess. Nobody except Mia’s father, the desperate Duke of Carlisle. Clearly Mia must resemble an aging matron, or worse. However, in need of an heir, Adam will use the arrangement to his advantage . . .

But when the two outcasts finally meet, assumptions will be replaced by surprises, deceit by desire—and a meeting of minds between two schemers may lead to a meeting of hearts—if the secrets of their pasts don’t tear them apart . . .

“Minerva Spencer’s writing is sophisticated and wickedly witty. Dangerous is a delight from start to finish with swashbuckling action, scorching love scenes, and a coolly arrogant hero to die for.” 
—New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt
 
“Readers will love this lusty and unusual marriage of convenience story.” 
—New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter
 
“Smart, witty, graceful, sensual, elegant and gritty all at once. It has all of the meticulous attention to detail I love in Georgette Heyer, BUT WITH SEX!” 
RITA-award winning author Jeffe Kennedy

New cover for JOSS AND THE COUNTESS

I love this new cover!

Why did I decide to change the look of this book (and THE SEDUCERS trilogy)?

Well, as much as I love the covers, I think they didn’t communicate the spiciness of the books. I figure these stories deserve the “Shirtless Dude” treatment. 

So, here is cover number one. I’m not sure why I didn’t start with the first book in the series, MELISSA AND THE VICAR, but the way things are going it will be the last one to get changed.

I’ll post the updates as they come along …

If you’ve read this book, what do you think? Which do you like better, the old cover or the new one?

Here is the old for comparison:

Smart and Sexy Historical Romance on the way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would really like your opinion, let me know in the comments below!