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Once Upon a Time There Was a New Trilogy….

June 8, 2019

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of a new series, “Awakened by a Kiss,” which will hit stores and e-readers (on the same day, this is a mass-market deal, my friends!) in late 2020.

The trilogy kicks off with A Duchess A Day, which gives the happily-ever-after treatment to the Huntsman from Snow White. After that, If the Duke Fits finds Drewsilla Tremayne, the formerly wicked stepsister from Cinderella, in her own book. Finally, When You Wish Upon a Duke tells the story of Miss Isobel Tinker (Tinkerbell!).

I’ll be invoking themes, symbols, and plenty of Easter eggs from popular fairy tales to nudge these sideline characters into the spotlight of their own stories. Add the swashbuckle and pageantry of Regency England and a duke or two, and we have the start of a light, dreamy, hilarious new series. I’ve already begun writing two of the books, and it’s a wild, funny, heartfelt ride.

Meanwhile, I’ve enjoyed some lovely reviews and social-media buzz for You May Kiss the Duke—and we only have a month to wait for the paperback release on July 9order your copy today!

Paris is Always a Good Idea

May 23, 2019

I’m thrilled to be invited to participate in France’s Festival du Roman Feminin in Paris for Memorial Day weekend 2019. Four of my books have been bought by French publisher J’ai Lu and translated into French, so I am traveling to the City of Light to meet readers and be a part of France’s active romance ‘fandom’ for this two-day event.

I will join other American romance novelists Cathy Maxwell and Grace Burrowes, Australian Anna Campbell, and many more in Paris to speak on panels, sign books, and meet readers. And of course, I will be talking a lot about my brand new book You May Kiss the Duke — did you get your copy yet?

Catch me on Facebook for photos and impressions from Paris… Au revoir!

I Pronounce You Man and Wife and…You May Kiss the Duke!

May 21, 2019

I’m thrilled to unleash my sixth historical Regency, You May Kiss the Duke, on the world. I’ve packed a summer’s-blockbuster worth of fun into this final installment of the Brides of Belgravia series.

Read You May Kiss the Duke from the beginning!

With Sabine and Stoker you’ve got laughter, you’ve got derring-do, you’ve got both red-hot love and heart-melting love and all the love(s) in between. Plus cameos from old friends and an epilogue that ties up the series with the most satisfying metaphorical bow.

Visit my order links for your preferred format. You May Kiss the Duke in digital ebook drops today, Tuesday, May 21, and the paperback will be available a few weeks later. Watch my Facebook fan page for giveaways to celebrate the release of both e-book and paperback. Join me and Sabine and Stoker as they turn their marriage of convenience into a true marriage of love and redemption. Happy summer reading!

Expanded Excerpt of You May Kiss the Duke!

May 9, 2019

And then there was Chapter One! With just weeks to go before the release of You May Kiss the Duke, I am pleased to share an expanded excerpt, which includes my favorite first-chapter scene ever written (well, ever written by me).

Sabine and Stoker’s full story will be available in ebook on May 21, with the paperback going on sale about a month later (order links here!). You May Kiss the Duke is the third and final book in my Brides of Belgravia series, and I can’t wait to share it with readers.

Stay tuned for hints about my next series, currently under wraps but chomping at the bit to break free and enchant readers with a new twist on happily-ever-after.

First Sneak Peek at You May Kiss the Duke!

April 15, 2019

I’m delighted to share the prologue of You May Kiss the Duke, the third and final book in the Brides of Belgravia series, on my website today.

Sabine and Stoker’s story will be available in ebook on May 21, with the paperback going on sale about a month later (order links here!). I’m sharing the prologue this week and Chapter 1 at the beginning of May. Giveaways on the horizon for release week!

This story of strangers who marry first and fall in love when they stumble upon each other five years later features my most firebrand characters in my sexiest book yet. I can’t wait to share it with readers.

All Dressed in White Named the #1 Best Romance of 2018 by Reviewer

January 8, 2019

Imagine my delight to learn that the review site Open Letters Reviews chose All Dressed in White as their favorite romance of 2018! This top-ten list is filled with so many of my favorite authors, I am honored to be in their company. But #1? Stunned, thrilled, and grateful doesn’t begin to describe my reaction. I tend to shy away from reading synopsis of my books, but I love the way Open Letters sums up the plot, complete with the beautiful cover! Thank you, Open Letters Reviews!

Watch for the next book in the Brides of Belgravia series coming this spring. You May Kiss the Duke finally resolves Jon Stoker’s and Sabine Noble’s slow-burn story, and I can’t wait to share it with readers. Digital release May 21st!

On Sale for December: One for the Rouge

December 12, 2018

Update: The sale has ended but be sure and sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

Just in time for snowy days and long winter nights, the digital version of One for the Rogue, the third book in my Bachelor Lords of London series, is on sale all month for 99¢ in your favorite e-reader format.

If you or someone you love has not read my reverse-My Fair Lady story (think new viscount must be schooled in manners by a young widow), check out this December-set Regency Historical in an excerpt, then buy your copy today!

Bonus perk, two of the heroes from my current trilogy, Brides of Belgravia, appear as young men.

All Dressed in White Available in Paperback!

October 16, 2018

Afters six weeks exclusively as an ebook, my fifth book, All Dressed in White, is available in paperback today Tuesday, October 16th.

This is the middle book in my Brides of Belgravia series, and it’s enjoyed more positive feedback than any previous book. (Solid, five-star reviews across the board on Amazon!)

Shipping magnate Joseph Chance and country beauty Tessa St. Croix enjoy a breathless courtship and speedy wedding only to discover hard truths on their wedding night. The journey to happily-ever-after begins when they reunite after year of bitter separation.

Read an excerpt and then if you prefer a literal book to hold in your hands and save on your shelf, order your paperback copy of All Dressed in White!

Baltimore Book Festival, Here I Come

September 24, 2018

I’m delighted to appear on a panel at the Baltimore Book Festival this Saturday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m on the Maryland Romance Writers Stage.

Come for the discussion, stay for the book-signing and allow me to say hello in person!

Denny Bryce will lead the panel discussion along with Jenna Jackson, Lori Ann Bailey, E. Elizabeth Watson, Mary Tilgman and myself.

After a month of rain, the weather is finally forecasted to be beautiful in the Mid-Atlantic. I can vouch for the quality and fun of Baltimore’s Book Festival; I moderated this panel in 2016, and I’m thrilled to return to discuss this year’s theme, “Beyond Mr. Darcy.”