Dear Ripped Bodice Community,
We want to make sure we are keeping you updated on how we are handling this crisis. It’s been a very challenging time but we are hanging in there.
The shop remains closed to all customers with no events on the calendar. Once we have more clarity about the ongoing health crisis, we will reevaluate the calendar and let everyone know.
We are still accepting online orders and have adopted a process to best comply with the evolving guidelines from California and LA County Departments of Health.
This means that Leah is processing all incoming orders and our staff has been instructed to stay at home. Because this is now a one-woman operation, shipping may be slower than normal. We love and appreciate your support in this incredibly difficult time, so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to fill orders.
We are now accepting new orders for care packages. However, because we are down to a shipping staff of one, we will be accepting orders in batches so as not to overwhelm Leah. Head to this link to enter your email address, and we’ll send you the order link once it’s your turn.
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We hope you are all doing okay and making it through one day at a time.
xoxo, Bea & Leah and Fitz
Unmasked by the Marquess: The Regency Impostors (Mass Market)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the The Regency Impostors series.
One of Library Journal's Best Romances of 2018
The one you love…
Robert Selby is determined to see his sister make an advantageous match. But he has two problems: the Selbys have no connections or money and Robert is really a housemaid named Charity Church. She’s enjoyed every minute of her masquerade over the past six years, but she knows her pretense is nearing an end. Charity needs to see her beloved friend married well and then Robert Selby will disappear…forever.
May not be who you think…
Alistair, Marquess of Pembroke, has spent years repairing the estate ruined by his wastrel father, and nothing is more important than protecting his fortune and name. He shouldn’t be so beguiled by the charming young man who shows up on his doorstep asking for favors. And he certainly shouldn’t be thinking of all the disreputable things he’d like to do to the impertinent scamp.
But is who you need…
When Charity’s true nature is revealed, Alistair knows he can’t marry a scandalous woman in breeches, and Charity isn’t about to lace herself into a corset and play a respectable miss. Can these stubborn souls learn to sacrifice what they’ve always wanted for a love that is more than they could have imagined?
About the Author
Cat Sebastian lives in a swampy part of the South with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. Before her kids were born, she practiced law and taught high school and college writing. When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s doing crossword puzzles, bird-watching, and wondering where she put her coffee cup.
“the conflict is utterly new and refreshing for the genre… Sebastian masters the plotting and emotions of an individual coming to grips with her gender queer identity, while also not falling into the trap of melodrama or maudlin after-school special. ”
— Entertainment Weekly
“Sebastian gives readers a beautiful, emotional romance between two people who are thoroughly perfect for each other; Alistair’s response to Robin’s revelations is as powerful and poignant as the couple’s happily ever after is triumphant.”
— Sarah MacLean, Washington Post
“Sebastian subverts the romance trope of the cross-dressing heroine with a protagonist whose presentation as male is not mere titillation but the authentic self-expression of a queer woman... A funny and poignant romance amid a delightful cast of characters makes this a must-read for historical romance fans.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Cat Sebastian sent me on an emotional rollercoaster with Unmasked by the Marquess, an unforgettable tale of powerful love that overcomes the odds. I was hooked from page one and adored these characters as they fought for their HEA. If you haven’t read Cat Sebastian, what are you waiting for?”
— Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author
“Rising romance star Sebastian launches her Regency Imposter series on a high note with another impeccably crafted, lusciously sensual love story that also gracefully—and quite cleverly—alludes to her previous, brilliant male-male Regency historical romances.”
“Brimming with warmth, laughter, and passion, this book is an absolute delight. The honesty and bravery of the lovers made me literally cheer out loud, and Robin is now among my favorite romance leads of all time. I adored every little bit of this novel.”
— Katharine Ashe, USA Today bestselling author of The Duke
“A witty romantic romp from start to finish with an ending that will make you smile and sigh, proving true love will always find a way.”
— Valerie Bowman, author of The Right Kind of Rogue
“This book is a pleasure that cuts deep. It’s a slow-motion stained-glass heartbreak, all sparkling color and velvet shadow and sharp edges slicing you without mercy.”
— Seattle Review of Books