Linda Rae Sande


A self-described nerd and lover of science, Linda Rae spent many years as a published technical writer specializing in 3D graphics workstations, software and 3D animation (her movie credits include SHREK and SHREK 2). An interest in genealogy led to years of research on the Regency era and a desire to write fiction based in that time.

A fan of action-adventure movies, she can frequently be found at the local cinema. Although she no longer has any tropical fish, she does follow the San Jose Sharks. She makes her home in Cody, Wyoming. For more information about her books, go to her website:

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The sense of accomplishment! Spending hours in front of a computer can be very unproductive – Facebook, Pinterest, blogs – but using some of that time to create a story means I have something to show for it. Life is short, and I don't want to look back and think that I wasted a good deal of it in cyberspace. When someone is entertained by my stories, all the better.
What do your fans mean to you?
An ego boost! Seriously, I so appreciate the feedback I get from my readers – good and bad – because it means they're reading and relating to my stories. And I love meeting them at conventions and book fairs and hearing about which characters are their favorite (and not so favorite).
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Where to find Linda Rae Sande online

Where to buy in print


The Widowers of the Aristocracy
Second chance loves stories set in the Regency era.
The Sisters of the Aristocracy
Three Regencies featuring sisters of the peerage in pursuit of their happily ever afters.
The Widows of the Aristocracy
Second-chance love opportunities set in Regency England
The Brothers of the Aristocracy
Set in 1818, these books feature the follies and foibles of brothers, those who are related by blood as well as by purpose, as they navigate the choppy waters of the Marriage Mart in Regency England.
The Holidays of the Aristocracy
A collection of holiday-themed Regency-set novels.
The Cousins of the Aristocracy
Set in the early 1800s, this series follows the cousins of those who hold titles in the British peerage, specifically the Wellinghams, Grandbys, Vandermeers and Simpsons.
The Sons of the Aristocracy
Three Regencies featuring the stories of the sons of the peerage and their pursuit of the perfect bride—whether they know they're in search of her or not.
Tuesday Nights
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Widowed Countess
Price: $3.99 USD.
My Fair Groom
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Daughters of the Aristocracy
Two RONÉ Award nominees begin and end this boxed set of Regency romances including THE KISS OF A VISCOUNT, THE GRACE OF A DUKE, and THE SEDUCTION OF AN EARL.


Stella of Akrotiri: Deminon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,500. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Stella learns Darius has been the victim of treachery, she worries about his fate as she rules over their city-state of Deminon. Learning he perished while fighting as a gladiator has her questioning his immortality. Even if his body has died, his essence must live on in another. Meeting that man leads to revelations in this intriguing tale of deception, love and loss set in ancient Greece.
The Conundrum of a Clerk
Series: The Widowers of the Aristocracy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 99,840. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
He needs a headmistress. She needs a position. A sensual tale of a bank clerk and an ex-spy who are about to discover they really just need each other.
The Tale of Two Barons
Series: The Sisters of the Aristocracy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 99,380. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
A sensual tale-within-a-tale of a baron, a book, and a bride-to-be. Lady Evangeline is about to buy a book when Baron Jeffrey Sommers appears with the same intention. With only one copy available, they agree to read it together--despite the impropriety. Evangeline's reputation as a bluestocking could use a bit of scandal, but when life begins to imitate art, she has to read between the lines.
The Widows of the Aristocracy: Boxed Set
Series: The Widows of the Aristocracy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 246,540. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
A sensual Regency romance book bundle containing a trio of well-reviewed, full-length novels—THE GOSSIP OF AN EARL, THE ENIGMA WIDOW, and THE SECRETS OF A VISCOUNT.
The Vision of a Viscountess
Series: The Widowers of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,640. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
When archaeologist Jasper, Viscount Henley, is caught kissing Marianne, he marries her despite knowing she's nearly blind. Determined to show his new bride the wonders of the Roman world as part of his next expedition—their wedding trip to Sicily—Jasper will do whatever it takes for her to see more clearly, even if his own vision is clouded by a revelation.
The Enigma of a Widow
Series: The Widows of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,860. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When a widow just out of mourning returns to her position as a operative with the Foreign Office, she's assigned to help another spy regain his abilities after his experience with the horrors of war. What she doesn't know is that he's been assigned to her for an entirely different reason. Deception and intrigue highlight this sensual tale of two spies with the same insane assignment—each other.
The Dream of a Duchess
Series: The Widowers of the Aristocracy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,960. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
When Isabella believes she has witnessed her mother's murder at the hands of her father, she rides off to London in search of the Earl of Norwick, the man her mother always said she could go to in case of trouble. To keep her safe, Octavius, Duke of Huntington, agrees to hide Isabella in his country estate—and to allow her access to his stables and horses. But what about his heart?
The Brothers of the Aristocracy: Boxed Set
Series: The Brothers of the Aristocracy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 298,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Three RONE Award nominees make up this set. THE LOVE OF A RAKE features two rakes, two horses, and two not-so-marriage-minded women who just need a bit of horse sense. When brothers trade places, one is bound to fall in love in the name of the other in THE CARESS OF A COMMANDER. An explorer searches for a duke and finds ancient artifacts, pirates, and Aphrodite in THE EPIPHANY OF AN EXPLORER.
The Christmas of a Countess
Series: The Holidays of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,210. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
When Grandby takes his bride to Northumberland for their first Christmas together, he’s hoping to spend the cold nights working on an heir for his earldom. Adele is looking forward to warm fires and a cozy library. When their valet and lady's maid are stuck at a coaching inn, the newlyweds must fend for themselves while the servants discover how much they have misjudged one another.
The Pride of a Gentleman
Series: The Cousins of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,870. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
First comes matchmaking. Then comes marriage. Then comes a baby carriage ... well, usually. Life in 1802 London throbs with great expectations and unlimited potential for four couples. Can best friends and family remain so when life doesn’t quite get it right? Are romance and marriage compatible, reconcilable? Perhaps, but only if they can overcome “The Pride of a Gentleman.”
The Secrets of a Viscount
Series: The Widows of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,390. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Godfrey has a secret he’d rather not tell anyone, including the woman he wants to marry. Now if he can quit offending his intended during his marriage proposals, Elise might just agree to marry him! Meanwhile, her niece's curiosity about the rating system used by the men at White's has one of them proposing to her—and they haven't even been introduced! Numbers rule in "The Secret of a Viscount."
The Sons of the Aristocracy: Boxed Set
Series: The Sons of the Aristocracy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 315,770. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
A viscount's son struggles to meet a deadline to marry in TUESDAY NIGHTS. THE WIDOWED COUNTESS features twin brothers—one is a ghost—who love the same woman. An earl's daughter accepts a dare to teach the groom in the stables on how to be a gentleman, not knowing he's an earl's son in MY FAIR GROOM.
The Sisters of the Aristocracy: Boxed Set
Series: The Sisters of the Aristocracy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 287,540. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Including THE TALE OF TWO BARONS, THE PASSION OF A MARQUESS, and THE DESIRE OF A LADY, this sensual book bundle delights with a book-within-a-book, a tale of shipwreck survivors on a deserted island, and the mostly-factual tales of her suitors that an illegitimate former maid tells her earl-of-a-brother.
The Gossip of an Earl
Series: The Widows of the Aristocracy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,610. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
The secret editor of The Tattler is none other than the Earl of Fennington. He's in love with Lady Emelia, but he's forbidden from seeing her more than once a week. When she allows him to kiss her behind a hedgerow, she's suddenly the victim of blackmail—she has to provide gossip to the editor of The Tattler—or he'll print the news of their kiss! The odd effects of gossip abound in this Regency.
The Daughters of the Aristocracy: Boxed Set
Series: The Daughters of the Aristocracy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 330,300. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Two RONÉ Award nominees begin and end this set of Regency romances. In THE KISS OF A VISCOUNT, George experiences love at first sight, but Elizabeth has her sights on another. Lady Charlotte takes matters into her own hands to marry a scarred duke in THE GRACE OF A DUKE. In THE SEDUCTION OF AN EARL, Hannah agrees to marry an earl, despite knowing he loves another.
The Epiphany of an Explorer
Series: The Brothers of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,750. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
When a duke goes missing while searching for a Greek artifact, explorer Harold Tennison is on the hunt to find him—as well his very own version of Aphrodite. On his last visit, Lady Estelle, the duke’s daughter, left him so discombobulated, he could barely speak. He’ll have to learn far more about mythology, antiquities, and Greek goddesses than he bargained for if he’s to end up with Aphrodite.
The Caress of a Commander
Series: The Brothers of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,730. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
After serving in the Navy, Will Slater returns to London, determined to find his lost love, Lady Barbara. His lookalike bastard brother, Stephen, is ready to navigate every aristocratic event necessary to gain acceptance. When Will leaves to look for Barbara, Stephen trades places with him, dazzling debutantes with his delectable kisses and good humor, all in his brother's name. What can go wrong?
The Love of a Rake
Series: The Brothers of the Aristocracy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,720. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
At thirty-five, Randall Roderick, Marquess of Reading, decides it's time to trade in his reputation as a rake for marriage. Constance is intrigued by the gentleman she thinks is a cit with a fascination for horse racing. Determined to find her inheritance and return to her horses, she’s not interested in marriage. Or is she? It may take a bit of horse sense for these two to get on the right track.
The Desire of a Lady
Series: The Sisters of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,810. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
"What I cannot imagine is a life without Lily, for I do not believe it would be a life worth living." An illegitimate daughter of an earl, Lily was a maid until the Earl of Trenton claimed her as his sister. Courted by four aristocrats, she wonders if her dowry is the real attraction. William saved Lily from ruination years ago and wants her as his wife, but as a lowly clerk, can he win her hand?
The Passion of a Marquess
Series: The Sisters of the Aristocracy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,160. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
A sensual tale of castaways and family secrets – and there be pirates!
The Promise of a Gentleman
Series: The Cousins of the Aristocracy. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 277,420. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Will the third time be the charm? In 1802 London, Emma Fitzsimmons is determined to fend for herself in life as well as love. Her banker has other plans for her future, though—marriage—as does her best friend. Given the options, should Emma consider the tall broker? Or the rake who isn't what he seems? What of her employer? Six can become three in this sensual tale of mismatchmaking at its finest.
My Fair Groom
Series: The Sons of the Aristocracy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,160. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
When Lady Julia and her friend spy a handsome groom from a window, they decide he would make the perfect gentleman. Julia accepts the challenge to transform the man in time for a ball. Little does she know Alistair Comber is already a gentleman - the son of an earl works to make good on a promise he made to a dying soldier. He agrees to the plan - how hard can it be to learn how to dance and bow?
The Widowed Countess
Series: The Sons of the Aristocracy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,470. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
The Earl of Norwick may have just died, but his ghost is paying nocturnal visits to his wife, Clarinda. She's pregnant and a bit worried about her late-husband's identical twin brother, Daniel, becoming the earl. He claims he was the one who courted her and that she married David merely to be his countess. But David is trying to set the record straight while insisting his death wasn't an accident.
Tuesday Nights
Series: The Sons of the Aristocracy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 131,320. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Olivia has felt affection for her father's business partner since the day Michael rescued her from a rake. Since he’s never shown a romantic interest in her, imagine her shock when he climbs into her bed one night! Discovered by her father, the two are forced to marry. Will a week be enough time for Michael to court Olivia? Or will he regret his last-minute efforts to get married? Time will tell!
The Seduction of an Earl
Series: The Daughters of the Aristocracy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,520. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Henry loves Sarah, the mother of his only son. But Sarah has refused his offers of marriage because she knew he would one day be an earl. Now that he is, he must find a wife who will tolerate Sarah and his son. Lady Hannah, who thinks men only love their mistresses and only wishes for a child of her own, is the perfect match for Henry. But what of her dog? Henry may have to learn some new tricks.
The Grace of a Duke
Series: The Daughters of the Aristocracy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,310. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
The sole survivor of a fire that killed his family, Joshua inherits a dukedom. He is recovering from his burns when Lady Charlotte, who was betrothed to his late brother, arrives with the intention of marrying Joshua. Despite his feelings for her, the duke is reluctant to take a wife, sure his scars are too offensive. Meanwhile, her father has arranged a marriage to an earl. Whom will she marry?
The Kiss of a Viscount
Series: The Daughters of the Aristocracy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 109,680. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
When George inherits a viscountcy and must find a wife, his mistress suggests the daughter of a marquess. But Lady Elizabeth is determined to marry the Earl of Trenton, even if his kiss is like those of her best friend’s dog! When she mentions the awful kiss at a ball, George innocently offers to demonstrate a proper kiss. Intrigued, Elizabeth accepts, thinking a kiss is just a kiss … or is it?

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