“Dear Author” reviews ATWT

by on Sep.23, 2013, under Reviews

Last year, Jennie of Dear Author reviewed A Tryst With Trouble, and today, Willaful has posted a new Dear Author review of the book. She writes that it “didn’t feel bloated or cutesy to me, as so many wallpaper Regencies do, and it just generally had a freshness that appealed to my jaded romance palate.” She gives the book a B-, which I’ll happily take from Dear Author any day!

To read the full review, click here.

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Guest Post at The Windy Pages

by on Sep.23, 2013, under Author news, Blog posts

To mark the release of A Tryst With Trouble, I’m guest-posting today at The Windy Pages.

My thanks to Kimberly of The Windy Pages for inviting me.Click here to jump to the post.

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A Tryst With Trouble is out!

by on Sep.23, 2013, under Author news, Bookshelf

It’s release day for A Tryst With Trouble!

A Tryst With Trouble cover

London, 1820

Lady Barbara Jeffords is certain her little sister didn’t murder the footman, no matter how it looks…and no matter what the Marquess of Beningbrough–Ben–might say. She can scarcely help it if his cousin is the only other suspect. In fact, she wants nothing to do with ruggedly handsome Ben; he reminds her of all the insensitive clods who passed her over.

For years Ben has been dogged by painful gossip about his father’s rumored homosexuality. His gruff shell hides a passionate nature, and he’s also fiercely loyal—which is why he’ll never let the clever and beguiling Lady Barbara pin a murder on his cousin.

Sparks fly as the two compete to defend their loved ones. But as strange new clues emerge that neither can decipher alone, they have no choice but to compare notes and sleuth in tandem. A tenuous bond develops that soon faces its toughest challenge when Ben himself becomes a suspect…

A Tryst With Trouble received a 4-star review from Romantic Times Book Reviews, which called Ben and Barbara “a surprising couple who will entertain with their Nick and Nora-esque antics.”

A Tryst With Trouble is available as an e-book at Carina Press and all major e-book retailers. It’s also available as an audiobook narrated by Lizzie Owensby. To order or learn more, click here.

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Blogging about Michaelmas

by on Sep.19, 2013, under Blog posts

St. Michael the archangel by Guido Reni

September 29 is the feast day of St. Michael, the most powerful of all the angels.


What do angels and geese have in common? Today I’m at Romancing the Past, blogging about why the answer is September 29, also known as Michaelmas, one of the British quarter days.

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And a reminder that there’s still time to enter to win a $20 gift card or a copy of my upcoming release, A Tryst With Trouble, at Nite Lite Book Reviews. To enter the contest via Rafflecopter, click here to jump to the Nite Lite site. The deadline for entry is A Tryst With Trouble‘s release date, September 23.

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Contest at Nite Lite Book Reviews

by on Sep.11, 2013, under Author news

The wonderful ladies of Nite Lite Book Reviews, Thuy and Alethea, are hosting a giveaway to mark the release of A Tryst With Trouble. First prize is a $20 Amazon gift card, and a second lucky winner will receive an e-copy of the book.

To enter the contest via Rafflecopter, click here to jump to the Nite Lite site. The deadline for entry is A Tryst With Trouble‘s release date, September 23.

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All About Romance review (I’m a “Desert Isle Keeper”!)

by on Sep.06, 2013, under Author news, Reviews

I’m pleased and proud to report that reviewer Caz of the wonderful All About Romance site has reviewed Lord of Secrets and given it the site’s highest rating, “Desert Isle Keeper.”

The review says, “I found myself tearing up several times in the final section of the book – it was very emotional, but never melodramatic or over the top,” and gives Lord of Secrets “a whole-hearted thumbs up.” Click here to jump to the review.

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Was she a beauty or not?

by on Aug.19, 2013, under Blog posts

Caricature of the Duchess of Devonshire with Lady Crewe by Thomas Rowlandson.

“The Devonshire, or the Most Approved Method of Securing Votes” by Thomas Rowlandson, 1784. Lady Crewe is on the left; on the right is her friend, The Duchess of Devonshire.

Today I’m at Romancing the Past, discussing the Whig hostess Frances, Lady Crewe, and her highly changeable looks. Was she a beauty or not?

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A TRYST WITH TROUBLE on Netgalley

by on Aug.14, 2013, under Author news, Bookshelf, Reviews

Reviewers, do you enjoy a bit of banter in your regencies? A little mystery, perhaps? A TRYST WITH TROUBLE is now available for preview on Netgalley.

Click here to jump to the Netgalley catalog entry.

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A Tryst With Trouble cover art!

by on Jul.24, 2013, under Author news, Bookshelf

One of the most exciting parts of bringing out a new book is seeing the cover art for the first time. Now the characters that have so far been only in my head have faces and bodies (very nice bodies, in most cases!). Here’s the new cover image for my September 23 release, A Tryst With Trouble.

A Tryst With Trouble cover

The cover for A Tryst With Trouble. I got the busty redhead I was hoping for!


Isn’t it gorgeous? The redhead is Lady Barbara Jeffords, and the very attentive gentleman behind her is Ben, short for the Marquess of Beningbrough. It’s a fun book and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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A look at a Georgian marriage gone bad

by on Jul.19, 2013, under Blog posts

A Monk With a Beguine

The stormy marriage of “Monk” Lewis’s parents was almost as full of twists and turns as his lurid gothic novel. (Painting by Dutch master Cornelis van Haarlem.)

What happened when Matthew “Monk” Lewis’s mother ran off with a music master? Today I’m at Romancing the Past, looking at a Georgian marriage gone bad.

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