‘The Christmas Fireplace’ + New Project: RLL!

This holiday season, we are delighted to share with you a special short story, ‘The Christmas Fireplace’, which was written for the 141 incredible supporters of our Lady Lavender Kickstarter campaign.

Click here to read the short story!

As we mentioned earlier this year, the main reason behind our Lady Lavender campaign was to gather support from our Regency Love community and, by extension, to see how much interest there still was in the Regency Love world. After releasing Mr Graham’s in-app purchase in 2015, our team has been on an indefinite hiatus, uncertain if we would continue to make more games.

We found a solution in Lady Lavender: as a standalone spin-off novel, Lady Lavender was an opportunity for Samantha to explore some of the characters in depth at her own pace (which ended up being four years), while the rest of the team took a break and focused on other areas of our lives. We had every intention to finish telling our Regency Love stories, but we didn’t know when we would have the time to make another full game – or whether there was still interest in the world and its characters.

Ultimately, your enthusiastic and heart-warming response to Lady Lavender made the decision easy for us. And so, without further ado, we are thrilled to announce that our new project is titled:

Regency Love: London

That’s right – we’re returning to the world of Regency Love, and we’re doing it with the latest London styles!

We’ll still be working on this in our ‘spare’ time, so we aren’t able to provide any timelines for now – Regency Love: London might be released in 2021, or 2025, or 2050 (we hope it won’t be that long). But, what we can confirm, is that:

  • Lady Lavender Kickstarter supporters will have early beta-testing access;
  • There will be three main romanceable characters;
  • Lord Sutton is one of them;
  • Mr de Lancie, whom we introduced in Lady Lavender, is another one;
  • We’ll explore several queer characters and stories;
  • The mysterious letter at the start of the story will finally be resolved;
  • Christopher (the MC’s brother) will be featured; and
  • We are seriously stoked about returning to Regency Love!

We will post any updates as they become available. As you may have noticed by now, we work slowly and sporadically, so it might be a while yet before we can share anything tangible from Regency Love: London.

But, as we hope you’ve also discovered, we put a lot of thought, effort, and love into all our works. We are so incredibly grateful for your continued patience, and we will do our very best to create a game worthy of your love and support.

With love, gratitude, and the warmest holiday wishes,
Samantha, on behalf of the team

P.S. If you haven’t yet purchased, read, or reviewed Lady Lavender (especially on Goodreads), we hope you might consider giving it a go. While the MC from Regency Love is only a minor character and mightn’t be whom you expected, we wanted to tell another kind of story about Ellie, Lord Sutton, and their family and friends. The paperback is available at the lowest possible price (we’re not getting any royalties) until 31 December.

P.P.S. For everyone who’s already shared their love for Lady Lavender via Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, email, and so on: thank you. Your support means the world to us. ♥

P.P.P.S. For those who are planning to read Lady Lavender over the holidays: you might want to keep some tissues handy. Sorry-not-sorry.

Lady Lavender Release!

Today, the 16th December, is an important date to us because it’s:

  • Jane Austen’s birthday (244 years young today)
  • Regency Love‘s original release date in 2013
  • Lady Lavender‘s release date!

Melody and Samantha had a small celebration (complete with an amazing bespoke cake by @160celsius), and drank lots of tea on Jenny’s behalf. We’ll be posting more photos on our Twitter and on Samantha’s Instagram!

You can get your copy of the novel below:

Lady Lavender is also on Goodreads. We hope you’ll enjoy the novel, and we’d absolutely love to know what you think!

We also wish to thank our incredible Regency Lovers on Kickstarter, who have been super duper generous with their support these past two months. Thanks to them, the paperback copies now have maps and family trees (previously only intended for a digital pack), and the Amazon paperback has a low introductory price till the end of 2019.

In alphabetical order, here is the list of our amazing supporters:

Abigail Holloway
Adrienne Tuatara Foster
Aimee Briley
Alex H
Alex Jackson
Amanda McCall
Ana Silva
Angelique Wille
Anna De Cicco
Anna L
Anna Li
Anna Maria L
Anna Tran
Anna Wojda
Audie Austen
Bonnie Rutledge
Caitlin Conlon
Caitlin Mortimer
Cassandra Young
Chelby Mather
Chrisha Arga
The Creative Fund by BackerKit
D. Wilson
Danielle Jones
Dar Rivkin
David Yeager
Dawn Kaye
Donna Bevan Herren
Elly McG
Ely Stilburn
em winters
Emmeline B
Erica Nelson
Erika Paul
Fiona Morton
Gaby Spartz
Germa Barragán
Ginger Adams
Gioia Pappalardo
Guest 173789955
Guest 1885080474
Guest 407741892
Guest 432296112
Irene Langford
Javiera Pincheira
Jenn Evans
Jenna Lindeke Heavenrich
Jenny Larson
Jessica Johansen
Jessica Kizer
Jina T
Joanne Renaud
Joy Counts
Julie Christensen
Julie Shasta MacTire
K. Gavenman
Karen L
Kat Let
Katarina Scoleri
Katie Hamilton
Kelsey R. Marquart
Kim Nguyen
Kimia Shabahang
Kylie Mallett
Lærke W. Thomsen
Lara Owsley
Lara Worsley
Laura B
Laura Doherty
Lauren Clinnick
Layla H
Linda Fitzpatrick
Lindsey Appell
Lorelei Nguyen
Lori F.
Dr M. A. Crippen
M. C. A. Hogarth
Maaria Posti
Mariah Driggs
Marie Whelan
Mary Osborn
Megan Greenan
Michelle W
Monica Altx
Monica Singh
Rosie Crossley
Ruth Bonser
S. R. Dreamholde
Saga Albright
Samantha Richards
Sarah Fowerbaugh
Sarah Kingdred
Savannah Camacho
Shannon O. McGinnis
Shannon Symonds
Shelly Counts
Sian Eleri Jenkins
Silke Akkermans
Siyang Zhang
Stephanie Fitts
Stephanie Mason
Stephanie Robinson
Taylor Harrison
Tellina Liu
Tori Hebdon
Vicki Crockett
Xiri R

Happy reading!

Lord Sutton’s spin-off novel

Dear Regency Lovers:

We hope this letter finds you well. It has been over a year since we last wrote, promising to update you with any news about the Sutton spin-off novel. It is now with great pleasure and excitement that we wish to inform you of our progress: we have just completed the most recent draft of the manuscript!

We also have a title for the novel: Lady Lavender. The current version consists of three volumes (anything else would be scandalous!), forty-three chapters, and a little over 100,000 words.

Now that we have a decent draft (the earlier ones were rather shocking), we will proceed with the following steps:

  • Create artwork and supplementary/digital content
  • Receive feedback from beta-readers and editors
  • Make final revisions based on said feedback (we are aiming for late 2019)
  • Launch a crowd-funding campaign (late 2019)

We are still tossing around ideas about ‘digitalising’ the novel and including some extra content. Some of these include:

  • Illustrated scenes and related artwork
  • Maps and floor plans
  • Soundtracks
  • A mini glossary for all the references and allusions

Thank you for all your patience and support over the years. We are (super uber duper) excited about Lady Lavender, and we look forward to sharing the novel with you! Until then, we wish you health and happiness, and remain yours, &c &c,

Jenny, Melody, and Samantha

Update: Regency Love and the Sutton novel

It’s been a long while since we’ve posted an official update (over two years, to be exact) – a fact that many of you wonderful Regency Lovers have pointed out (sorry!). We are so incredibly grateful for and humbled by the amount of emails, messages, comments, tweets, and other words of support we have received over the past few years, and are continually surprised when someone writes to us about discovering Regency Love, a game we released almost 5 years ago. Your kindness and occasional giddiness about the game give us so many warm and fuzzies!

Since we have received so many questions about the status of Regency Love game updates and the progress of the Sutton novel, and since you have all been so amazingly patient with us, we wanted to make a post to clarify where we are right now.

Firstly, Regency Love itself: Our group is currently on an indefinite hiatus when it comes to producing any additional in-game content, but our developer Melody is working to resolve any bugs or issues that have been flagged. However, the three of us have so many more stories we wish to tell, and we hope that we’ll be able to return to the game when our personal and professional lives allow for it in the future. We honestly don’t know how long that will take (though our writer Samantha jokes that by the time we’re ready, we may have to make Mama the new protagonist). In any case, we will definitely let you know if there is any news to share, whether this be in a year or ten!

Secondly, the Sutton spin-off novel: In short, it is still in the works. Since this is primarily Samantha’s personal project, she has been taking her time with the writing, redrafting, and re-redrafting. The current file she’s working on is called ‘Sutton-2.2.docx’, and has 127,644 words. This has been a difficult draft since there is so much to discard and to re-write, but she does intend to finish and publish it one day. She will occasionally post progress updates on Instagram and Twitter (with #SuttonNovel), but, as with the main game, we will share any noteworthy news when available.

Once again, thank you for your continued patience and support. We know there isn’t any ‘new’ news in this post, but we hope Lord Sutton’s striking features might make up for it!

Yours in mutual Lord Sutton appreciation,
Jenny, Melody, and Samantha