I just received an offer from a publisher for my next regency-set romance, Ruined by Rumor.
The Earl of Ayersley has a problem: he’s so head-over-heels for beautiful Roxana Langley, he can barely string two words together in her presence. Make that two problems, because Roxana is already engaged to a dashing cavalry officer, a war hero who oozes excitement and savoir faire. Having waited five years for Major George Wyatt to return from fighting the French, Roxana has such stars in her eyes she can’t see any man but him. But when George inexplicably jilts Roxana, she turns to the nearest shoulder to cry on, plunging herself into scandal with the least likely man imaginable: the dutiful, tongue-tied Lord Ayersley. The earl’s offer of marriage may save her from ruin, but are they only trading one disaster for another when they both know Roxana loves another man?
I’ll have more details in coming weeks, but for now, you can read a passage from the story under the “Excerpts” link.