Rose Lerner

Rose Lerner - Editor

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Book doctor, editor, researcher. I love romance and historical fiction! (Areas of expertise: Regency, queer, Revolutionary War, Jewish.)

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Overview

For over a decade, I've been in demand as a brainstorming partner, beta reader, historical fact-checker, and critiquer for my friends. In 2018 I decided to start taking paid clients. I've worked with critically acclaimed romance writers such as Molly O'Keefe, Alyssa Cole, and New York Times bestselling authors Courtney Milan and Tessa Dare. My favorite testimonial is probably this from Joanna Bourne: "I have NEVER had such a complete, insightful read of a manuscript."

I write historical romance, and I'm a giant nerd about story structure, words, professional wrestling, history, and the musical "Hamilton". I've published eight historical romances and a billionty words of fanfiction. My Lively St. Lemeston series has been featured in NPR's Book Concierge and Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2014.

I love research (I mean, I LOVE it) and strive for accurate, inclusive history. I've taught craft and research workshops for conferences and libraries, as well as online seminars on women in Regency politics.

Fiction is magic, and it's also science. I love stories, and I love sticking my hands in them and messing around in there. I'd love for us to tinker with yours together!
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Historical Fiction
LGBTQ
Romance

Work experience

Editor, book doctor, research assistant

Self-employed
January, 2018 – Present (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Mrs. Martin's Incomparable Adventure (The Worth Saga)

Courtney Milan

Mrs. Bertrice Martin—a widow, some seventy-three years young—has kept her youthful-ish appearance with the most powerful of home remedies: daily doses of spite, regular baths in man-tears, and refusing to give so much as a single damn about her Terrible Nephew.Then proper, correct Miss Violetta Beauchamps, a sprightly young thing of nine and sixty, crashes into her life. The Terrible Nephew is... read more

Mrs. Bertrice Martin—a widow, some seventy-three years young—has kept her youthful-ish appearance with the most powerful of home remedies: daily doses of spite, regular baths in man-tears, and refusing to give so much as a single damn about her Terrible Nephew.Then proper, correct Miss Violetta Beauchamps, a sprightly young thing of nine and sixty, crashes into her life. The Terrible Nephew is... read more

The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics

Olivia Waite

As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.Catherine St Day looks forward... read more

As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away.Catherine St Day looks forward... read more

A Prince on Paper: Reluctant Royals

Alyssa Cole

The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life that’s not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her…Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and p... read more

The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life that’s not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her…Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and p... read more

Can't Escape Love: A Reluctant Royals Novella

Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole delivers another fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series!Regina Hobbs is nerdy by nature, businesswoman by nurture. She's finally taking her pop culture-centered media enterprise, Girls with Glasses, to the next level, but the stress is forcing her to face a familiar supervillain: insomnia. The only thing that helps her sleep when things get this bad is the deep, s... read more

Alyssa Cole delivers another fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series!Regina Hobbs is nerdy by nature, businesswoman by nurture. She's finally taking her pop culture-centered media enterprise, Girls with Glasses, to the next level, but the stress is forcing her to face a familiar supervillain: insomnia. The only thing that helps her sleep when things get this bad is the deep, s... read more

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy: A Reluctant Royals Novella

Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series! While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.When Likotsi and Fab... read more

Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series! While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.When Likotsi and Fab... read more

The Liar's Dice: A Lotus Palace Mystery (The Lotus Palace Mysteries)

Jeannie Lin

***First published in the GAMBLED AWAY: Historical romance anthology****THE LIAR'S DICE is a novella in the Lotus Palace series, taking place after the events of The Jade Temptress. Length: ~100 pagesTang Dynasty China, 849 A.D.Lady Bai, called Wei-wei by her aristocratic family, has always been the perfectly obedient daughter--but only on the outside. Inwardly she dreams of freedom. When she ... read more

***First published in the GAMBLED AWAY: Historical romance anthology****THE LIAR'S DICE is a novella in the Lotus Palace series, taking place after the events of The Jade Temptress. Length: ~100 pagesTang Dynasty China, 849 A.D.Lady Bai, called Wei-wei by her aristocratic family, has always been the perfectly obedient daughter--but only on the outside. Inwardly she dreams of freedom. When she ... read more

Redeemed: historical western romance (Into The Wild Book 3)

Molly O'Keefe

Redeemed by Molly O’KeefeThe men of the West flock to watch the Northern Spy, a beautiful woman who sings…while locked in a cage. In every city, Helen’s alluring and mysterious act culminates in a high-stakes poker game. The winner's prize: a night with the Spy.Helen Winters’ life as a Union spy behind enemy lines was no act. But now that the war is over, her heroism has her trapped. Tortured ... read more

Redeemed by Molly O’KeefeThe men of the West flock to watch the Northern Spy, a beautiful woman who sings…while locked in a cage. In every city, Helen’s alluring and mysterious act culminates in a high-stakes poker game. The winner's prize: a night with the Spy.Helen Winters’ life as a Union spy behind enemy lines was no act. But now that the war is over, her heroism has her trapped. Tortured ... read more

The Sergeant's Lady

Susanna Fraser

Highborn Anna Arrington has been "following the drum," obeying the wishes of her cold, controlling cavalry officer husband. When he dies, all she wants is to leave life with Wellington's army in Spain behind her and go home to her family's castle in Scotland.Sergeant Will Atkins ran away from home to join the army in a fit of boyish enthusiasm. He is a natural born soldier, popular with office... read more

Highborn Anna Arrington has been "following the drum," obeying the wishes of her cold, controlling cavalry officer husband. When he dies, all she wants is to leave life with Wellington's army in Spain behind her and go home to her family's castle in Scotland.Sergeant Will Atkins ran away from home to join the army in a fit of boyish enthusiasm. He is a natural born soldier, popular with office... read more

A Dream Defiant

Susanna Fraser

Spain, 1813Elijah Cameron, the son of runaway slaves, has spent his whole life in the British army proving that a black man can be as good a soldier as a white man. After a victory over the French, Elijah promises one of his dying men that he will deliver a scavenged ruby necklace to his wife, Rose, a woman Elijah has admired for years.Elijah feels bound to protect her and knows a widow with a... read more

Spain, 1813Elijah Cameron, the son of runaway slaves, has spent his whole life in the British army proving that a black man can be as good a soldier as a white man. After a victory over the French, Elijah promises one of his dying men that he will deliver a scavenged ruby necklace to his wife, Rose, a woman Elijah has admired for years.Elijah feels bound to protect her and knows a widow with a... read more

How to Train a Viscount (Wedding Trouble Book 4)

Bianca Blythe

Do you want to be a viscount?Adam is shocked when his employer unexpectedly becomes a viscount, but he is more shocked when his employer is murdered. When the killer spots Adam, there's only one thing Adam can do: flee. Fortunately, he has his employer's papers with him, including a boarding ticket to England. Less fortunately, everyone is eager to introduce him as a new viscount. If Adam is g... read more

Do you want to be a viscount?Adam is shocked when his employer unexpectedly becomes a viscount, but he is more shocked when his employer is murdered. When the killer spots Adam, there's only one thing Adam can do: flee. Fortunately, he has his employer's papers with him, including a boarding ticket to England. Less fortunately, everyone is eager to introduce him as a new viscount. If Adam is g... read more

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