Giveaway winner

by on Oct.01, 2013, under Author news

The winner of my A Tryst With Trouble Amazon $20 gift card giveaway at the Carina Press blog is commenter #3, Angelina (Barbin) Jameson. Angelina, contact me to collect your prize! (You can use the “Contact me” tab on the left, or any of the links under “Find me here” on the right–Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

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New blog post and giveaway

by on Sep.24, 2013, under Author news, Blog posts

What if you or someone you loved was gay in the year 1820? As part of the release-week celebrations for A Tryst With Trouble, I’m at the Carina Press site today, blogging about “Men’s men, spinsters, and those in the regency closet.”

In addition, I’m giving away a $20 Amazon gift card. Just leave a comment after the post to enter. The contest closes at 8:00 a.m. Eastern on October 1. Buy more books!

Click here to jump to the Carina Press blog and to enter for the giveaway.

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USA Today mention

by on Sep.24, 2013, under Author news

USA Today is featuring A Tryst With Trouble today in their Happily Ever After column! The column is even titled, “Consider a tryst with a new historical romance.”

Click here to jump to the USA Today piece.

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“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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