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So Many Sales! Pick up the Redcakes at Sale prices now. #Victorian #romance #Rakesandcakes

Catch up on my delightful bakery-based Victorian romance series right now. Six of the seven Redcakes stories are on sale, some for as low as $.99. If you want a Christmas read, start with Christmas Delights, but otherwise, the first book is The Marquess of Cake. If you’re a fan of my Grand Russe Hotel series, His Wicked Smile will give you some hints about my hotel characters!

Series link on Kindle:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0159I828Y/ref=series_rw_dp_sw

Barnes and Noble:


ITunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/one-taste-of-scandal/id672375745?mt=11

KOBO:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/books/one-taste-of-scandal/Ci1zW7u1kUmjCnIqkwqXkw

Happy reading, and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter at https://www.heatherhiestand.com. A link to a free historical romance is in the first newsletter you’ll receive.

Preorder The Princess Dilemma: A Royal Romance by Heather Hiestand

the-princess-dilemma-second-versionThe Princess Dilemma, A Victorian Royal Romance, is now available on Amazon for preorder! It will be released on Nov 20th. Preorder Here

It is also on KU so you can read for free from Nov 30-Feb 28  if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited.

England, 1837: In the game of kings, there can be only one winner, but a second chance at love is worth more than any throne…

As a British army colonel, Edward FitzPrince deals with dangerous secrets every day. When his mother dies and he learns he may have a claim to the British throne, he quickly finds himself out of his depths. The Scottish-born soldier discovers life in London and political maneuvering foreign indeed.

One woman can help him, German Princess Charlotte von Scharnburg, with whom he had a secret romance more than a decade before, his long-lost wife. As the best friend and lady-in-waiting to his half-sister, Queen Victoria, who has just ascended the throne of England, Charlotte is now his natural enemy.

Edward is determined to have his birthright. Charlotte must ensure her family’s survival. They will be each other’s greatest ally, or tear each other apart.

A series about Queen Victoria is taking the Downtown Abbey slot in January. This is a great opportunity to learn about 1837 and get ready for the show!


If I Had You by Heather Hiestand #newrelease #historicalfiction #newseries

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if-i-had-you-1Welcome to 1924, a time when youth was fast and fleeting, and the young people of the time pushed the memories of terrible war into the deep recesses of their minds in order to PAR-TAY! England didn’t have Prohibition like the United States, just a law that required food to be served along with liquor. Youth flocked to nightclubs, movie theaters, and daytime dances in order to have fun. The madcap elite of the day were called the Bright Young Things.

If I Had You is set around a Grand Hotel with an attached nightclub,  the decadent Russian design bringing aristocrats, film and theater people, and travelers of all sorts to its doors. Not only that, it’s attracted the attention of Russia itself, and the new Soviet government is using the hotel to house trade delegates…or are they saboteurs, intent on bringing down the British government?

Into this glittering party arrives Alecia Loudon, a young woman ready to work as a secretary to theater people by day and live as a flapper by night. She wanders the hotel in the wee hours, listening to jazz and watching out for the handsome Russian night watchman who also prowls the corridors…

If I Had You is the first novel in the Grand Russe series. Book 2, I Wanna Be Loved By You is out next Valentine’s Day, and Book 3 will be out next September. Fall in love…in the 1920s.

The Russians are Coming! If I Had You drops in one week #GrandRusseseries


If I Had You, the first book in my Jazz Age London series, goes on sale in one week! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the response to my move to 1924. When you were last reading my historical fiction, it was 1892 in London! How times change…

When I decided to write a Grand Hotel series, I needed to make it opulent. I found information about the Ballet Russes and was very inspired by the costuming of this French-based ballet company. I designed my hotel based on the art in the marketing materials for The Sleeping Princess ballet back in the early 1920s. It’s on the Internet if you want to take a look.firebirdThis gorgeous creature is the Firebird. In my series, this painting hangs on a wall in the hotel and it figures into the series as it goes along. With all this Russian art in the decor, I had to bring in Russian characters, too.

Move over Scottish heroes, here come the Russians!

The hero of my first book is Ivan Salter. He was an upper middle class Russian who was able to leave during the Revolution because he and his sister were visiting friends close to Finland and were able to escape. Some people left that way, others left by way of China…or even British warship, like the hotel’s chambermaid, Princess Olga Novikova, another key character in the series.

In this time period the Bolshevik threat was very real, and a fair amount of the plot in this series highlights love in the time of bombs, deceit, and spycraft, 1920s style. In books 2 and 3 of the Grand Russe, you’ll start to see the spies come into play. It’s hard to fall in love when you’re pretending to be someone you are not!

But in If I Had You, the heroine is a British girl, reared by a vicar, who just wants to be a flapper, one of those girls who danced the night away in fabulous clothes. When she goes to London to work for a theatrical couple, she has no idea their command performance at the hotel is going to stir up a hotbed of Russian anger, centered on the hotel. Falling in love with refugee who is starting over isn’t so simple either. But when you meet the love of your life you just have to roll with it!

Happy September and Happy Release Month for Heather Hiestand

IfIHadYou200x300Happy September! Here in the Pacific Northwest it feels like autumn already. Admittedly, so did July this year, but most of August was hot and summery. It’s time to put away the kiddie pool, though, brew some tea, and curl up with a bunch of new books! My publisher is promoting If I Had You with some other new historical romances that are coming out this month, and I can’t wait to read them all. My Kindle is recovered from its epic crash and I have them all loaded up to enjoy!

If I Had You is out September 27th, though you can preorder it, as well as the sequel, “I Wanna Be Loved By You” which is out on Valentine’s Day. I’m negotiating the title of book three in the Grand Russe Hotel series with my editor.  Book #3 will be out in September 2017. I hope the series is a success so I can keep writing stories set in my exotic, sexy hotel in 1925. I have two more stories already planned, including the happy ending for the mysterious and elegant hotel manager, Peter Eyre, who is featured in all the stories, along with his doomed romance with a tragic flapper.

I can’t wait to see who the favorite secondary characters are in my new series! I always have my own favorites, and how readers respond gives my editor and I feedback as to who readers want to learn more about. That’s how Lewis Noble got his own story in the Redcakes series. Yes, Christmas Delights was written just for Lewis fans (of course, I’m one too!)

Thank you to my readers, who allow me to pursue my favorite career outside of motherhood. I hope we can enjoy the Grand Russe hotel together.


Goodreads Q&A with Historical Fiction Author Heather Hiestand

IfIHadYou200x300I’m very excited to talk about my Roaring Twenties romance, If I Had You, with fellow lovers of history and romance. It’s my new Grand Russe Hotel series starter and is up for pre-order now. I’m hoping 100 people will add it to their Goodreads shelf so that my publisher will host a Q&A with me on the site. Please add my “Cinderella in the Jazz Age” novel to your shelf! bit.ly/2aDawHf


Also, my paranormal witch in space erotic romance novella, Ex Factor, is rereleased today with a new sexy cover, and is on sale for $.99! Check it out at https://www.amazon.com/Ex-Factor-Anh-Leod-ebook/dp/B01K1EMP84. It’s free on Kindle Unlimited!


Columbo Balbane misses his ex. He’s out transporting cargo around the solar system, but he’s still in love…and in lust.

Teasy Rose never told Columbo she’s a witch, and now that she’s single, she’s ready for a change. She sells her candy shop and starts Ex Factor, a new business where she uses magic spells to impersonate other people’s exes and simulate final meetings with old lovers.

When Columbo schedules an appointment, not knowing it’s her, can Teasy find closure for herself? Or is it truly possible to go home again?

July 4 to 11th: Historical Romance Multi-Author Giveaway with Five Winners

contestimageTo celebrate July 4th, I’ve teamed up with more than 50 fantastic authors to give away a huge selection of historical romance novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!

I’m giving away my book Trifling Favors. This is the last book in my Redcakes series. It is a standalone novel, or you could start the series from the beginning, with The Marquess of Cake, on sale for $.99 right now.

We’re each giving away five copies so there are going to be a lot of winners!

Enter the contest by clicking here: http://bit.ly/july-4th-historical

Remember, the contest starts July 4th and ends on July 11th!


Rakes and Cakes are back: Trifling Favors by Heather Hiestand Releases Today

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 The sweetest treat is a kiss…

Greggory Redcake’s plate is full. Widowed young and left with two small children, the manager of the Kensington location of the illustrious tea shop is besieged on all sides between the bakery and family matters. If only his remarkably efficient shop assistant, Betsy Popham, could manage his home life, too! But Greggory can’t linger on thoughts of Betsy’s fetching smile when a dead body is discovered in the bakery…

Betsy has no time for romance, not even with the delectable Mr. Redcake, whose kisses are all too unforgettable. Haunted by a specter from her family’s past, Betsy is terrified that the man blackmailing her has turned to deadly violence. Yet the only way to save her position–and possibly her life–is to accept Greggory’s help as their delicious attraction sweetens into the tantalizing promise of true love…


P.S. Be sure to check out today’s newsletter for a series secret revealed!

Trifling Favors by Heather Hiestand Blog Tour

ET_TriflingFavors_Banner copyVisit all the blogs to read an exclusive excerpt and enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a gift card!

March 14: Rogue’s Angels
March 14: It’s Raining Books
March 15: BooksChatter
March 16: Writer Wonderland
March 17: LibriAmoriMiei – review
March 18: A Writer’s Life
March 21: Booklover Sue
March 22: Rachel Brimble Romance
March 23: Deal Sharing Aunt
March 24: EskieMama Reads
March 25: Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews
March 28: Buried Under Romance – review
March 29: A to Z Reviews
March 30: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
March 31: Punya Reviews…
April 1: Louise Lyndon Romance Author Hear Me Roar
April 4: Welcome to My World of Dreams
April 5: T’s Stuff
April 6: Two Ends of the Pen
April 7: Queen of All She Reads – review
April 8: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews