April 18, 2017
A workshop, a gameshow event, and two booksignings. RT2017 is coming up soon and hundreds of romance authors will be mingling with readers — come see me! Thursday, Friday, and Saturday May 4, 5, and 6. Get the details!
I am delighted to announce my next trilogy from Avon-Impulse, which launches with Book I (as yet untitled) in October 2017.
The Brides of Belgravia series features three friends from Surrey with three urgent problems. For different reasons, each young woman needs to leave the countryside and build a new life in London. But proper young ladies from fine families dare not move to to the city and set up house all alone, oh no.
Married women however, can do much of what they please. Especially married women with absent husbands….
The friends contrive to arrange their own marriages of convenience to “gentleman sailors.” They place an advertisement on the docks in London offering their hefty dowries in trade for the necessary “Mrs.” before their married sur names. Now the women can do as they please, while the men sail away with heavy purses and no obligations.
They are the Brides of Belgravia, and the fun begins when one by one, the absentee husbands sail back into port to claim the wives they so hastily married.
Visit my coming-soon page to learn more about the series and stay tuned for updates on book titles, covers, excerpts, and pre-order links.
Library Journal called Lady Emmaline, “a great heroine in a bad situation, creative and intelligent…” and “…readers will not be disappointed.” Polished Bookworm said the book was, “beautiful, engaging, and utterly romantic.” But my favorite feedback comes from readers. Thank you to everyone who posted on Facebook or contacted me by e-mail. There is nothing quite like hearing from readers who enjoyed this final installment Bachelor Lords series.
Please stay tuned to learn about my next trilogy, Brides of Belgravia, which launches from Avon-Impulse in October 2017. (Hint: former stable boy Joseph Chance and street rat Jon Stoker are all grown up and receive their Happily Ever Afters.) In the meantime, I’d like to wish everyone a safe and healthy 2017!
Lorraine and I have a lot of fun and games planned, plus some giveaways. I’ll be talking (although no spoilers) about my new book, One for the Rogue, and generally celebrating release week as well as this wonderful time of year.
If you haven’t “liked” Avon Romance on Facebook, please do so–and then watch the Avon Facebook wall for our takeover at 7:00 p.m. (EST) on Thursday night!
I’m thrilled to unleash my third novel, One for the Rogue, on the world today, December 6. The third and final hero in my Bachelor Lords of London series, Beau Courtland, meets his match in a young windowed duchess named Emmaline Crumbley. The result is as hilarious as it is hot. Read the first three chapters for free and then buy the digital book at any of these e-retailer.
If you prefer print, the paperback goes on sale January 10th, and you can pre-order it here.
I love hearing from readers, so don’t hesitate to let me know what you think!
I am delighted to share the first three chapters of One for the Rogue, the final book* in the Bachelor Lords of London series. Get a jump start on Beau and Emmaline’s story today and preorder your own copy of the full book. Release dates are December 6th (in digital) or January 10th in paperback.
*Well, perhaps not the final-final book in Bachelor Lords. Stay tuned for spin-offs and novellas that ensure everyone on Henrietta Place earns their HEA.
I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of the third book in the Bachelor Lords of London series, One for the Rogue. The e-book is available DECEMBER 6 and the paperback drops in January of the new year. Check out these order links to pre-order your copy of of Beau and Emmaline’s holiday story today!
I am delighted to be included in the 11th Annual Buns and Roses Romance Tea to benefit adult literacy in Dallas/Ft. Forth on Sunday October 23rd. Tickets are still available this private tea with nearly 30 romance authors, including Lorraine Heath and Jill Shalvis.
Registered guests will be seated at tables with the author of their choice, share high tea, and receive a personal gift and books from their host author. It appears my table is sold out, but other authors still have seats available, and all guests will mix and mingle and participate in a private booksigning after tea has been served.
If Richardson, Texas, is convenient for you, I’d love to meet you at this private, up-close-and-personal afternoon of fun, food, books, and authors. Tickets are $45 and almost sold out. Please visit the Buns and Roses website to learn more about the event and the adult literacy center it benefits.
Many of the authors will also sign books at a public booksigning, free and open to the public, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at Firewheel Barnes and Noble in Garland, Texas.
I’m looking forward to participating in the Baltimore Book Festival on Saturday, September 24th at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This three-day festival is free and open to the public. If Baltimore is convenient for you, I hope you’ll come by and say hello.
I’ll be moderating a panel discussion called, “Celebrating 75 Years of Avon Romance: Author Chat with Avon Authors” along with Avon stars Jennifer Armentrout, Tracey Livesay, Laura Kaye, Jennifer McQuiston, and Alisha Rai.
The panel begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Maryland Romance Writers tent, which is in the “Rash Field” area of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. If you love books, festivals, romance, or Baltimore, come out and enjoy authors and booksignings all weekend.
If you’ve read The Virgin and the Viscount you’ll guess the hero of the third book and why I’m calling it, One for the Rogue. Keep an eye on the COMING SOON section of my bookshelf page to get the scoop. I’ll be posting an excerpt at soon as one it’s available, and you’ll be able to download the whole thing on December 6.