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Kate Bateman

aka K C Bateman

Kate Bateman, (also writing as K. C. Bateman), is the #1 bestselling author of Regency, Victorian, and Renaissance historical romances, including the Secrets & Spies series: To Steal a Heart, A Raven’s Heart and A Counterfeit Heart. All her books feature her favorite feisty, intelligent heroines (badasses in bodices!), wickedly inappropriate banter, and sexy, snarky heroes you want to both strangle and kiss.

Kate wrote her first historical romance in response to a $1 bet with her husband who rashly claimed she'd 'never finish the thing.' She gleefully proved him wrong. When not traveling to exotic locations 'for research', she leads a not-so-secret double life as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several TV shows in the UK, each of which has up to 2.5 million viewers. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England, and writes despite three inexhaustible children and that number-loving husband who still owes her that dollar.

Genres: Historical Romance
New and upcoming books
July 2024

A Scandal In July
(Rake Review, book 7)
Secrets and Spies
   1. To Steal a Heart (2016)
   2. A Raven's Heart (2016)
   3. A Counterfeit Heart (2017)
   Orchids & Mistletoe (2022)
Ruthless Rivals
   1. A Reckless Match (2021)
   2. A Daring Pursuit (2022)
   3. A Wicked Game (2022)
   Desert Island Duke (2023)
Kate Bateman recommends
Not the Kind of Earl You Marry (2021)
(Unconventional Ladies of Mayfair, book 1)
Kate Pembrooke
"Romance fans will be charmed by this sweet Regency tale!"
A Duchess a Day (2020)
(Awakened by a Kiss, book 1)
Charis Michaels
"With a witty nod to the fairy tale Snow White, Charis Michaels’ determined heroine and dashing 'Huntsman' hero will keep you reading late into the night! A delightful Regency romp."

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