Tag: Ruined by Rumor
I just got back from the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Kansas City, where a snow storm hit just as the e-book Expo began. I want to thank all the readers who stopped by to say hello–I had a great time meeting you!
(If you’re not a professional reader, you can still pre-order Lord of Secrets here.)
On Friday, I posted about the review of Ruined by Rumor on Book Lovers Inc. That review was written by Stella, and her home blog is called Ex Libris. I hope you’ll check her blog out here–not just to see how pretty her review of my own personal book looks on her site (and it does! Her rating system even calls the book “Novellus Superbus!”) but because all Stella’s reviews are thoughtful and informative.
Just click the blog name above to jump to the Ex Libris site, or click anywhere in this sentence. Thanks again for the insights you provide to authors and readers, Stella!
Ruined by Rumor received 4.5 stars in a charming and thoughtful review on the Book Lovers Inc. site today. ”Despite the humour and wittiness Ruined by Rumor was an angsty Regency romance of the best kind: the type where the reader is constantly biting their nails and having trouble swallowing as they are too anxious to see how the hero and heroine will finally find their way to each other.” The reviewer, Stella, even included a link to my Pinterest board. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing, Stella!
Jennifer at Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews gave Ruined by Rumor four stars and a lovely review, saying it has “well-written characters, a simple plot, elegant writing, and some amazingly tender moments.” Thanks, Jennifer!
I’m at the Carina Press blog today, talking about the inspiration for Ruined by Rumor and giving away a $25 Sephora gift card. Stop by (you can click on the blog name in the previous sentence) and leave a comment to enter.
Edited to add: The winner of the Sephora card giveaway is Elyse Mady. Elyse was the brave soul who left the very first blog comment. Congrats, Elyse!
Not only did Ruined by Rumor come out today (brief pause while I do a happy dance), but I just learned this morning that the audible version is read by actress Rosalyn Landor. She’s a brilliant narrator who has voiced books by Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Mary Balogh, Sophie Kinsella, P.D. James and a host of other bestselling authors.
I’m practically giddy.
The audible version of Ruined by Rumor is available for purchase here.
At long last (many of you already know the saga of my first manuscript, A Tryst With Trouble, and how the publisher folded before releasing it) I have a book out! My marriage of convenience regency, Ruined by Rumor, debuts today. Click here to order or learn more.
After waiting five years for her fiancé to return from the war and marry her, Roxana Langley has been jilted! She may have longed for excitement, but this was not what she had in mind…
Who could possibly throw over a woman as beautiful and vivacious as Roxana? Certainly not Alex Winslow, the Earl of Ayersley, who has spent years trying in vain to forget his unrequited love. When he learns she’s been abandoned by her cad of a fiancé, he finds himself offering a shoulder for her to cry on. Comfort soon turns into a passionate kiss—and scandal when they are caught in an embrace.
Only one thing will save Roxana from certain ruination: marriage to the earl. The match may save her reputation, but responsible, tongue-tied Ayersley is a far cry from her dashing former fiancé. She’s convinced Ayersley is merely doing his duty…while he’s sure Roxana is still in love with another man. Are they trading one disaster for another?
Author Victoria Janssen (Moonlight Mistress, The Duke and the Pirate Queen) gave Ruined by Rumor a lovely review at the Heroes and Heartbreakers blog. “Everett’s lighthearted dialogue was again a feature, as was the old-school Regency romance plot, but what I really loved was her hero.” Click here to read the full review.
Thanks, Victoria and Heroes and Heartbreakers!
Just when I badly needed something to turn my day around [insert woeful personal tale of incontinent spaniel recovering from liver surgery], LibraryJournal gave Ruined by Rumor a review that did it: “…an ideal read for historical and Regency romance lovers. Wonderfully human characters, appropriate dialog, and thorough world-building mark Everett as an author to keep on a list of must-reads.” Did I mention that I love librarians? In this case, the reviewer is even from my neck of the woods.