The Governess Game, book two in the “Girl Meets Duke” series, now has a book description and a release date! (August 28, 2018) The cover will be coming soon. It’s gorgeous, and I can’t wait to share it!

I know, August is far away. I wish I wrote faster, I really do. But the book is available for preorder on Amazon, and probably will be on other retailers soon, so if you preorder it now, you won’t have to remember in August. 😉 Or sign up for my newsletter, and you’ll always get an email when I have a new book out—along with announcements of any special contests or sale prices.

I want to thank all my readers for the amazing love you gave The Duchess Deal. I’m proud to share that the book was honored on several “Best of 2017” lists, including Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Library Journal, and Vulture. It was also a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. I’m so grateful for all the lovely support for Emma and Ash’s story. Whether you bought it, borrowed it from a library, listened to it, recommended it to a friend, or reviewed it on your favorite site…thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Wishing you a New Year filled with peace, joy, and romantic reads.

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The duchess deal is available now!

Hurrah! Today is the day I get to send Ash and Emma’s story out into the hands of readers.

Readers, they’re yours. Take good care of these two, if you will. I’ve grown quite fond of them. ❤️

If you are in the UK, Australia, or New Zealand and are having trouble finding or ordering the book, I apologize — please read my notes here.Read More »

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Buzz, buzz, buzz…

August 22nd is just a few weeks away! There have been some lovely reviews and exciting honors coming in for The Duchess Deal. It’s on “Best Books of August” lists from both Amazon.com and iBooks, and Publishers Weekly and Library Journal have both given the book starred reviews! Don’t forget, you can read the first two chapters now by downloading Buzz Books Romance 2017 for free.  All your preorder links are here.

A “breathtaking historical fairy tale…” (iBooks)

“Sexy, tender, and wickedly funny…” (Library Journal)

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Pre-order the print edition of The Duchess Deal from The Ripped Bodice bookstore! I’ll be in the store on release day, signing and personalizing any preordered copies, and they’ll be shipped out ASAP.… Read More »

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 »