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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Cato Street and where it led

by on Jun.19, 2013, under Blog posts

The Cato Street raid

The 1820 raid on Cato Street, which led to the last sentence of drawing and quartering in England.

Today I’m at Romancing the Past, blogging about the Cato Street conspirators, and why until 1814 British law was still condemning certain prisoners to have “your privy members be cut off, your bowels taken out and burnt in your view.”

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Italian translation!

by on Jun.08, 2013, under Author news, Bookshelf

I just learned yesterday that Ruined by Rumor has been translated into an Italian edition, called Scandali e Altri Rimedi (Scandals and Other Remedies*). One of the tags is “matrimonio riparatore,” which is apparently Italian for “shotgun wedding.”

Click here to see the Italian edition. I love the cover!

*P.S. – I recently learned that a better English translation might be “Scandals and Other Drugs.” Apologies to my Italian friends for knowing so little about their very musical language.

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Boys in Dresses

by on May.19, 2013, under Blog posts

Today I’m at Romancing the Past, blogging about why 19th century portraits often depict young boys in dresses, and how you can tell the boys from the girls.

19th c. boy with whip

Why is this child holding a whip? You’ll find the answer at Romancing the Past.

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Reading Under the Willow Tree

by on May.17, 2013, under Author news, Reviews

There’s a new review of LORD OF SECRETS up today. Kate of Reading Under the Willow Tree calls the story “a lovely romance…with real emotional impact and relatable characters.”

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