Tag: historical romance
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.
So cool! LORD OF SECRETS is on USATODAY’s list of highlighted historical romances. Click here to view the list.
Also, if you haven’t entered yet, there’s still time to leave a comment at http://carinapress.com/blog/2013/03/hiding-a-secret/#comments, where I’m giving away a $20 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky commenter. Cutoff time to enter is 8:00 a.m. Eastern tomorrow, Wednesday 4/3. Click here to jump right to the page.
And, finally, I have a new logo:
I hope you like it as much as I do!
And to celebrate the release of my second regency romance, I’m guest-blogging today at Ex Libris. I’ll be giving away a free copy of the e-book edition of Lord of Secrets and a $10 Amazon gift certificate. You can click here to jump to the blog post.
I’ve made some passing references to my next regency, but now it’s official: Carina Press will publish Lord of Secrets (that’s the new title) on or about March 25, 2013.
Lord of Secrets is the story of a young woman, Rosalie Whitwell, who’s spent most of her life sailing the globe with her father. When he suffers a fatal heart attack in the middle of the North Atlantic, she turns in her panic to a fellow passenger–the moody, mysterious Lord Deal.
Having witnessed his father’s suicide years before, David Linney, Marquess of Deal, has withdrawn from society, living the life of a recluse. Even so, he’s drawn to his pretty shipmate, like him the victim of family tragedy.
The end of the voyage spurs David to propose. But on their wedding night, Rosalie meets with an unwelcome surprise: her handsome husband is strangely unwilling to consummate the marriage. Is her own lack of allure to blame, or is there some other reason for David’s reluctance? To find the answer, Rosalie must unlock the secret of David’s past.
To view a Pinterest board of the story inspirations, click here.
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!