It’s finally almost here! Release day for The Duchess Deal is just a month away. But you can start reading it now, if you like! The first chapter is posted here on my website. If that’s not enough for you, the first two chapters are available in a fantastic free sampler put together by Publishers Weekly. Book Buzz Romance 2017 has excerpts from other exciting upcoming romances, too. It’s available on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and other e-book retailers. Did I mention it’s free?

If you are anywhere near Orlando, Florida on Saturday, July 29th, I dearly hope you’ll join me and about 400 other romance authors at the Romance Writers of America “Readers for Life” autographing at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. The signing is from 3 to 5 pm, and it’s open to the public. Check out the list of participating authors here. All the books are donated by the publishers, so all net proceeds go to local and national literacy charities. Over the years, RWA signings have raised more than $1,000,000 for literacy! Come meet some of your favorite authors (Fingers crossed that I’m one of them!) and buy a few books to support a great cause.… Read More »

So much exciting news to share!

The beautiful cover of The Duchess Deal has been revealed! I hope you love it as much as I do. If you head on over to the Bustle website, you can get a few peeks behind-the-scenes at the photo shoot! The release date is August 22, 2017. 

The cover of The Duchess Deal--A tall, handsome man and a lady in a wedding dress embrace in glowing light from a nearby window

Also, I was thrilled to learn yesterday that Do You Want to Start a Scandal is a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA award in the Historical Romance: Short category! What a great honor.… Read More »

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Attention, Readers! If you are near, or want to be near, Orange County, CA on March 25, 2017, California Readin’ is one event you don’t want to miss. It’s hosted by the inimitable Barbara Vey, and 60 authors (like me! And Robyn Carr, Jane Porter, Sarah MacLean, JoAnn Ross, Debra Holland, and many more) will be ready to meet you and shower you with books and gifts. For a $5 ticket, attendees get:

  • To meet all 60 authors
  • Tote bag with books and swag
  • Bingo Party with lots of prizes
  • Sit with an author during the event
  • Author table gifts for readers
  • Free Door Prize ticket
  • Refreshments
  • Booksigning event
  • $5 coupon redeemable at booksigning

For tickets and more information, visit the event website here. I hope to see many of you in March!… Read More »

Over the past year, I’ve received many letters and questions from readers about the characters from When a Scot Ties the Knot — Maddie, Logan, Aunt Thea, and all of Logan’s men. It seems that many wanted to know that they all ended happily, and I did, too. So I wrote a bonus epilogue as a way to peek in on them a few years later. It got a bit long, so I decided to split it into three parts.

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I hope you enjoy spending a bit more time at Lannair Castle. I wish you and yours the very happiest of holidays and a brilliant start to 2017!… Read More »

As promised, here’s the first part of my bonus epilogue for WHEN A SCOT TIES THE KNOT! Parts 2 and 3 will follow on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. I’m glad that readers have kept asking about Maddie, Logan, and all the men – I had a lovely time visiting with them again, and I hope you’ll feel the same.

Bonus Epilogue

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Thank you so much to all my readers! Do You Want to Start a Scandal will be on this week’s New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists! I’m so thrilled and grateful to see how readers have welcomed Piers and Charlotte’s story into their lives. Thank you, thank you.

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A quick heads up for anyone within driving distance of northern Indiana: Along with Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Vivienne Lorret, I’ll be at the Elkhart Public Library on Saturday, October 22nd for a screening of the wonderful romance documentary, Love Between the Covers. The event includes a movie screening, book signing, and a swag bag, and it’s from 1:30-5:30 pm. More info here. We’d love for you to join us!… Read More »

It’s here! It’s finally here! Do You Want to Start a Scandal, Charlotte and Piers’s story, is available in print, digital, and audio. Oh, I had so much fun with these two and their romance. I hope all my readers do, too.

If the Marquess of Granville had made up his mind to be her champion... It would take a stronger woman than Charlotte to refuse.

Don’t forget! Sunday, October 2nd, 4pm PT: In-person and Virtual Release Party at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA. If you can’t make it into the store, we’ll be streaming part of the event via Facebook Live (watch my FB page for more details), and you can preorder a personalized signed copy and it will be mailed to you!

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I’m getting so excited about the release of Do You Want to Start a Scandal (recently given a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly) on September 27. To celebrate, I’ve got signing events this fall on both coasts, and my first ever virtual signing for readers who can’t attend in person!

Sunday, October 2nd, 4pm PT, In-person and Virtual Release Party at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA. If you can’t make it into the store, we’ll be streaming part of the event via Facebook Live (watch my FB page for more details), and you can preorder a personalized signed copy and it will be mailed to you!

In-person and virtual release party at the Ripped Bodice bookstore in Culver City, CA - 4pm Pacific Time

Saturday, September 24, 1-4:30pm – Historical Romance Retreat at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane, WA. Signing open to the public with a $10 entrance fee. This event has a truly amazing list of participating historical romance authors. (Even though this is technically a few days before release date, I’m hoping to have a few early copies of the new book!)

Sunday, October 16, 11am-2pm – New Jersey Romance Writers’ Hearts and Sparks Reader/Blogger Appreciation Brunch – at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ. Advance paid registration required.

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Great news! The first two chapters of Do You Want to Start a Scandal (releasing September 27th) are now included in the back of Beauty and the Blacksmith–which is free to download from August 15-22! (Even if you already have this Spindle Cove novella on your e-reader, you should be able to download the updated version to read the new excerpt. See instructions here.)

Free novella - Beauty and the Blacksmith - with chapters 1 & two of Do You Want to Start a Scandal in the back

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As always, I can’t promise this promotional price will be available everywhere. Retailer participation varies. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Read More »

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It’s less than two months until the release of Do You Want to Start a Scandal! This is a series crossover book featuring two fan-favorite characters: Charlotte Highwood (Diana and Minerva’s little sister in the Spindle Cove series) and Piers Brandon, the Marquess of Granville (the marquess who was said “no” to in Say Yes to the Marquess). However, don’t worry if you haven’t read all the previous books. You can jump right into this story with no problem.

I’ve just posted a nice long excerpt from Chapter One! Stay tuned – in a few weeks, you’ll have an opportunity to read even more of the book in advance. Details coming on August 15. I’m being mysterious, I know. But then, the book features a lighthearted mystery — a Regency-era game of Clue, if you will. Except it’s not “Who killed whom with the revolver?” It’s more like, “Who did whom in the library?” Read the excerpt, and you’ll see what I mean.

Release date is September 27th. You can find all the preorder links here.

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