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Just over a week now until A Lady by Midnight is available! I’ve set up a new Goodreads group for any readers who’d like to ask me questions, spend a virtual week in Spindle Cove, and meet other readers. If you’re on Goodreads, please come join us!

And don’t forget — if you’re counting down to (A Lady by) Midnight, I have a few little amusements to offer while we’re waiting for August 28th–namely stickers, and a new excerpt! (One with guaranteed kissing.) Click the image to learn more.

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Less than three weeks now until A Lady by Midnight is available! I’m so excited for Kate and Thorne’s story, and I’m excited that a lot of readers seem to be excited for it too. 🙂

If you’re counting down to (A Lady by) Midnight, I have a few little amusements to offer while we’re waiting for August 28th–namely stickers, and a new excerpt! (One with guaranteed kissing.) Click the image to learn more about the Countdown to Midnight, and feel free to spread the word to your romance-reading friends.… Read More »

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Oh my goodness!

The RWA Conference was spectacular in so many ways.  How could it not be? I mean, I was presented with jewelry and cake! (Thanks, Diana, Edna, Carrie, Lisa, and Marni!)

But my highlight of the year (and many years!) came on Saturday night, when I was honored to receive the 2012 RITA Award for Regency Historical Romance, for A Night to Surrender!

I can’t even describe how much this meant to me.  To receive a RITA award is a tremendous honor, and to have it happen so close to home, with so many friends and my husband in attendance — it was like a dream come true.

Thank you to all the readers, friends, and colleagues who made this conference so special!… Read More »

Today, thousands of published and aspiring romance writers descend on Anaheim for the 2012 RWA National Conference! If you’re anywhere in the Southern California area, please consider attending the…

“Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing
Wednesday July 25, 5-8 PM – (open to the public)
Come join 400+ of your favorite authors in the Anaheim Convention Center. We’ll be autographing books to support local and national literacy charities! Full details and seating map here. I will be at table 502.

Here are some of the other places I’ll be (these events are only open to conference attendees):
Thursday, July 26, 9:30pm – Marriott Bar, meetup with Ballroom Blog authors and friends
Friday July 27, 9:45 – Avon Publisher signing
Friday, July 27, 3:00 – Samhain Publisher signing
Saturday, July 28, 9:45 – “Have a Ball with your Blog” – panel with fellow Ballroom Blog authoresses

And on Saturday night, I’ll be at the RITA and Golden Heart awards ceremony! I’ll be the one in the black sparkly gown (well, one of the several in black sparkly gowns, probably). I am honored to be a finalist in the Best Regency Historical category with A Night to Surrender, and I have so many friends and favorite authors to cheer on.

After conference ends, it’s all about counting down to A Lady by Midnight‘s release on August 28. Some lovely reviews have started to appear, including a Top Pick! from RT Book Reviews magazine:

With this third installment, Dare will

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Exciting news! A Night to Surrender, the first book in the bestselling Spindle Cove series, is now discounted to just $0.99 at major e-book retailers! Yes, a full-length book for under a dollar. This is the perfect time to try Spindle Cove, or to recommend the series to a friend. Just don’t delay! This price is like a popsicle in a heat wave–it won’t last long.

It’s July, which means I’m getting ready to attend the Romance Writers of America (RWA) national conference. I’m honored that A Night to Surrender is up for a prestigious RITA award, and I’ll be participating in a panel with my fellow Ballroom Blog authoresses. And one of my favorite parts of conference is the annual literacy autographing to raise money for national and local literacy efforts. This year’s signing will take place Wednesday, July 25th, 5-8pm, at the Anaheim Convention Center. It’s open to the public, and I’d love to see you there! For those who can’t attend, I have a new contest posted – you could win my conference tote bag, full of books and fun freebies.

I’ll also be speaking and signing books at the Garden Grove Regional Library (California) on the afternoon of Saturday, July 21st.

Release day for A Lady by Midnight is less than two months away! In the meantime, don’t miss Three Weddings and a Murder, our limited-time $2.99 anthology to benefit breast cancer research. … Read More »

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I’m thrilled to announce the release of Three Weddings and a Murder, a new digital anthology featuring Courtney Milan, Carey Baldwin, Leigh LaValle, and yours truly!

As I write this post, the book is available from Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.

Three Weddings and a Murder includes four fantastic all-new novellas–three historical romances and one romantic thriller. My own contribution is a fun, sexy, enemies-to-lovers tale called “The Scandalous, Dissolute, No-Good Mr. Wright” (excerpt here), but the anthology also includes a sneak-peek excerpt from A Lady by Midnight as a bonus for any readers anxious for Kate and Thorne’s story. 🙂

This is a limited-time anthology we created to raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara this September. All profits (approximately $2 per copy sold) go to our team fundraising. More information about the 39-mile walk and our fundraising efforts can be found in our Press Kit. If you purchase the anthology, thank  you for bringing us one step closer to our goal. Direct donations via our Team Page are also very welcome!… Read More »