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June Update

June Update!

Wow. This year is rocketing along. So much is going on and so much is left to do.

First news, back for an encore – Captivated by his Kiss Boxed set has returned to virtual shelves in print and digital format this month.

Captivated by His Kiss 3-D cover imageThe boxed set features regency romances from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cheryl Bolen and USA Today Bestselling Author Bronwen Evans along with stories by Barbara Monajem, Collette Cameron, Wendy Vella, me, and Lauren Smith. That’s SEVEN emotional stories of second chances, scandalous wagers, and the quest for true love. If you missed it when it first published, here’s your second chance.

Available in Digital and Print

Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

 

The second bit of exciting news: Once a Husband has just returned from my editor! Given what I’ve seen of her feedback, and its looking pretty good, I’ve reason to be excited to share this story soon and discover what Hunt Club fans think of this final story in the series. I’ll be working on the edit and putting together the book files over the next two months and then reaching out to early readers/reviewers.

The last bit of news: A Very Wicked Christmas is a RONE Award Finalist (run by InD’Tale). Winners will be announced and presented at the RONE awards ceremony and gala on October 14th, 2017 at the Burbank Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in the US in conjunction with the InD’Scribe Con and Book Festival. I’m not able to attend personally, but I’ll be watching social media during the event with my fingers crossed. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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Have Yourself A Very Wicked Christmas! 99c Pre-order

A Very Wicked Christmas!

So very, very excited to share the news that I’m publishing in an anthology with 5 fantastically talented regency romance authors. A Very Wicked Christmas is a collection of stand alone novella length stories full of our usual brand of mischief and exciting romantic adventures.

Have Yourself A Very Wicked Christmas!

Six of today’s most popular regency romance authors come together to deliver a holiday anthology full of passion, promise, and scandalous dalliance.

A Very Wicked Christmas

In Heather Boyd’s The Christmas Affair, a lonely shopkeeper offers shelter to a beautiful, not so innocent miss to overcome the bitter memories of Christmases past, but could such a wicked connection ever lead to a happily-ever-after? A dashing spy with marriage on his mind seeks to rekindle the spark by any means possible with the woman who claimed his heart in Love at First Dance by Barbara Monajem. A scandalous widow rescues the man of her dreams – but his secrets could destroy their love in Nicola Davidson‘s Joy to the Earl. A masquerade ball was no place to be reckless with your innocence, and yet one scorching look at the masked highwayman urges Miss Partridge to do just that in Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella. In Lord Misrule by Donna Cummings, a young widow chooses a handsome rogue to be her first lover, but his regrets from a past Christmas may end their affair before it even commences. A blue-stocking becomes a courtesan to escape a murderer in The Glittering Prize, an intrigue-filled romance by Beverley Oakley about finding love where it’s least expected.

A Very Wicked Christmas is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works.

 

The Christmas Affair

Rebel Hearts Novella

Harper Cabot, the proprietor of Cabot’s Haberdashery, was devastated by the death of his wife to the point he cannot pack away any of her belongings. Everyone expects his mourning to end soon, but he is devoted to his business and ignores how lonely his life has become in every other respect. A chance encounter brings Amy Mellish to Harper’s notice when he discovers the woman huddled behind his store one bitterly cold night before Christmas. Stirred by compassion and unexpected attraction, he offers Amy shelter in his home…only to have the woman seduce him before the night is over.

Amy has long admired the proper Harper Cabot from a distance, believing a prostitute very far below his notice and unneeded in his life. Although saddened by his loss, Amy very much needs Harper’s protection and boldly strikes a bargain to stay in exchange for satisfying his lust. In Harper’s arms, Amy discovers passion beyond her experience even though the signs of the late Mrs. Cabot linger every corner of his home. Although begun as a diversion from shared sorrows, can their brief affair overcome the bitter memories of Christmases past and create the lasting connection they both secretly desire?

(Harper Cabot first appeared in An Affair of Honor)

Pre-order now at 99c. On Sale October 18, 2016

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Pre-order your print copy too!

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Rakes and Rogues is Out!

Rakes and Rogues

This month I’m publishing a first in series collection with the best group of writers! Barbara Monajem, Wendy Vella, Donna Cummings, Nicola Davidson, and Beverley Oakley are 5 fabulous authors with unique writing styles. Our collection, RAKES AND ROGUES, is a brilliant way to sample new writers. Readers should expect novella to novel length stories.

Rakes and Rogues Regency Boxed SetRakes and Rogues abound in this six-book collection of secrets, spies, vengeance, and lust. From London’s glittering ballrooms to the intimate mischief of a pre-season country house party, be captivated by these sexy first in series Regency romances.

A duchess and her son’s heir join forces to solve a family mystery in ENGAGING THE ENEMY by Heather Boyd.

Barbara Monajem’s lady spy is a rogue in distress in THE RELUCTANT SEDUCTRESS.

An earl’s sensible plans go awry as he becomes embattled with a sworn enemy, and his best friend’s sister, in TO LOVE A HELLION by Nicola Davidson.

In Wendy Vella’s LORD GALLANT, newlyweds hide secrets and confront dangers of the heart as well as a deadly foe.

When a sizzling encounter with a handsome stranger at a masquerade ball leads to love, Fanny’s dreams have nearly come true in RAKE’S HONOUR by Beverley Oakley.

In LORD WASTREL by Donna Cummings, a former rake needs a scandal-free wife to help him raise his child, but he’s falling for London’s most notorious woman instead.

Publisher’s Note: With the exception of The Reluctant Seductress, these stories are all previously published works

Where to buy

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Work in Progress – Rebel Heart’s Book 4

I’m 40% into the first draft of book four in the Rebel Hearts series. Chaos, mayhem and a lot of seduction already on the pages. I’m lost in this one truly. My characters are practically writing their own romance without my help. Should be wrapped up by the end of next month I hope.

Writing Process

After a brief flirtation with Scrivener writing software (two full stories) I’ve gone back to basics – back to Microsoft Word and my old way of writing (using beginning template with chapter headers and table of contents already laid out). I like starting from a template like this because after 30 stories it’s a real time saver and I often write scenes out of sequence when the next one is a struggle. Much simpler and faster for me. I know a lot of author’s rave about the Scrivener Program — I just can’t.

Recent Reads

Pinterest_logo-3Thanks to some changes in the publishing world, I’ve decided to move my virtual Keeper Bookshelf (books I loved and re-read) off Goodreads and over to a new Pinterest board. My Keeper Shelf (begun in my pre-published days) has nearly 300 titles – both regency romance and other genres. It is probably going to take me forever to move but with Amazon now the owner of Goodreads, I’d like to avoid any potential conflict if Amazon suddenly decides to change their terms of service. I’ll be adding new reads and old loves to Pinterest as quick as I can over the coming months. Wish me luck!

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