Archive for May, 2012
On his review site today, the Historical Romance Critic calls Ruined by Rumor “one of the best historical romances I’ve ever read” and gives it 5+ out of 5 stars. (He even tagged the review “best-damn-book-ever.”) Every writer loves a favorable review, but what makes it particularly rewarding is that the Historical Romance Critic is “a dude.” It’s nice to know there are men out there reading the genre!
If you’ve read Ruined by Rumor and you’d like to own a signed copy, visit my Kindlegraph page. Just click on the widget below to get an autograph for your Kindle book:
Have you read Ruined by Rumor yet? If you have–or even if you’re just curious about the story–I hope you’ll visit my Pinterest inspiration board to see some of the people and settings I was picturing as I wrote it. The board is here.
I’m at the Carina Press blog today, talking about the inspiration for Ruined by Rumor and giving away a $25 Sephora gift card. Stop by (you can click on the blog name in the previous sentence) and leave a comment to enter.
Edited to add: The winner of the Sephora card giveaway is Elyse Mady. Elyse was the brave soul who left the very first blog comment. Congrats, Elyse!
Not only did Ruined by Rumor come out today (brief pause while I do a happy dance), but I just learned this morning that the audible version is read by actress Rosalyn Landor. She’s a brilliant narrator who has voiced books by Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Mary Balogh, Sophie Kinsella, P.D. James and a host of other bestselling authors.
I’m practically giddy.
The audible version of Ruined by Rumor is available for purchase here.
At long last (many of you already know the saga of my first manuscript, A Tryst With Trouble, and how the publisher folded before releasing it) I have a book out! My marriage of convenience regency, Ruined by Rumor, debuts today. Click here to order or learn more.
After waiting five years for her fiancé to return from the war and marry her, Roxana Langley has been jilted! She may have longed for excitement, but this was not what she had in mind…
Who could possibly throw over a woman as beautiful and vivacious as Roxana? Certainly not Alex Winslow, the Earl of Ayersley, who has spent years trying in vain to forget his unrequited love. When he learns she’s been abandoned by her cad of a fiancé, he finds himself offering a shoulder for her to cry on. Comfort soon turns into a passionate kiss—and scandal when they are caught in an embrace.
Only one thing will save Roxana from certain ruination: marriage to the earl. The match may save her reputation, but responsible, tongue-tied Ayersley is a far cry from her dashing former fiancé. She’s convinced Ayersley is merely doing his duty…while he’s sure Roxana is still in love with another man. Are they trading one disaster for another?
I’m blogging today at Romancing the Past about an issue dear to the regency politician-hero of Ruined by Rumor, my Monday release: capital punishment. In Great Britain at the beginning of the nineteenth century, more than 200 different crimes were punishable by death, and many of them were non-violent, even trivial offenses.
And here’s a fun fact: did you know that 177 years after Britain last burned a man at the stake for heresy, it was still burning women? Click here to learn why.
Author Victoria Janssen (Moonlight Mistress, The Duke and the Pirate Queen) gave Ruined by Rumor a lovely review at the Heroes and Heartbreakers blog. “Everett’s lighthearted dialogue was again a feature, as was the old-school Regency romance plot, but what I really loved was her hero.” Click here to read the full review.
Thanks, Victoria and Heroes and Heartbreakers!
Just when I badly needed something to turn my day around [insert woeful personal tale of incontinent spaniel recovering from liver surgery], LibraryJournal gave Ruined by Rumor a review that did it: “…an ideal read for historical and Regency romance lovers. Wonderfully human characters, appropriate dialog, and thorough world-building mark Everett as an author to keep on a list of must-reads.” Did I mention that I love librarians? In this case, the reviewer is even from my neck of the woods.