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Thank you so much to everyone who made A Week to Be Wicked‘s release week so much fun!


Today, April 2nd, I’m helping Kat Brauer kick off her fabulous Crits for Water campaign, an effort to raise money for clean-water projects in developing countries. Kat’s collected an amazing assortment of writing critiques from authors and agents working in the romance, mainstream fiction, and young adult genres. As for me, I’m offering an in-person brainstorming or strategy session at either the RT Booklovers convention (Chicago, in April) or the RWA conference (Anaheim, this July). If you’re interested, click here for specifics.

Dozens of critiques will be up for bids over the next 90 days. By bidding on critiques or simply making a donation, you can help raise $10,000 for wells, water filtration systems, and sanitation projects around the globe. Clean, safe water is something everyone needs, and 100% of money raised goes directly to projects in the field. Every dollar helps save lives!… Read More »

When a devilish lord and a bluestocking set off on the road to ruin…
Time is not on their side.

Minerva Highwood, one of Spindle Cove’s confirmed spinsters, needs to be in Scotland.
Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the first order, needs to be… anywhere but Spindle Cove.

These unlikely partners have one week
to fake an elopement
to convince family and friends they’re in “love”
to outrun armed robbers
to survive their worst nightmares
to travel four hundred miles without killing each other
All while sharing a very small carriage by day and an even smaller bed by night.

What they don’t have time for is their growing attraction. Much less wild passion. And heaven forbid they spend precious hours baring their hearts and souls.

Suddenly one week seems like exactly enough time to find a world of trouble.
And maybe…just maybe…love.… Read More »

It’s here–release day for A Week to Be Wicked! I’m so excited for Colin and Minerva’s funny, sexy road trip to hit bookstores everywhere. Reviews have been fab so far. You can check Goodreads for a range of early reader reviews.

Two very “Wicked” giveaways are happening, and they’re happening fast!

Avon Books, my wonderful publisher, planned a one-day blog tour for Tuesday, March 27. Five stops in five hours, with prizes ranging from $25-$200 in value! The schedule, links, and prizes are here. At each stop on this whirlwind road trip, I’ll be sharing original snippets from the “lost travel journals” of Minerva Highwood and Colin Sandhurst. Should be fun, and those prizes are fantastic! Don’t miss it.

Also, I’m running a special “Colin Kept Me Up All Night” giveaway. If you couldn’t wait to dive into this book, and that rascal Colin kept you from sleeping, cleaning, working, studying — this giveaway is for you. 🙂 Ends Saturday!

One more bit of excitement: Yesterday I learned that A Night to Surrender (Spindle Cove book one) is a finalist for the Romance Writers of America 2012 RITA award! Such a tremendous honor. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I hope you love spending a Wicked Week with Colin and Minerva! If so, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for reading!… Read More »

Winners!

Thank you so much to all who entered! I gave Random.org a workout drawing the winners. 🙂

Grand Prize ($50 gift certificate, signed books, swag) – Lidia P. of California

Congratulations, Lidia!

The following lovely readers will received signed books and Wicked swag:

Jenni A. of Texas
Donna C. of Illinois
Merci A. of Florida
May P. of Ontario, Canada
Amanda H. of Kansas

And these lovely readers will receive Wicked swag packs in the mail:

Jennifer P. of Massachusetts
Lisa W. of Wisconsin
Adria R. of Texas
Denise C. of California
Danielle M. of California
Lisa L. of Pennsylvania
Amy V. of Virginia
Molly W. of Ohio
Carrie D. of Indiana
Gwendollyn R. of Missouri
Kirstin C. of California
Tia K. of Connecticut
Kimberley C. of Texas
Kelly T. of Wisconsin
Gayle C. of California
Diane D. of Florida
Regina R. of Maryland
Heather W. of Ohio
Carrie L. of California
Elle C. of Ohio
Jessica D. of Georgia

Thanks again to everyone!

The Giveaway

Are you one of those wonderful, darling readers who ordered A Week to Be Wicked and couldn’t wait to read it right away?

First, thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Second, I have a little giveaway. If Colin–that naughty, wicked scoundrel–kept you up all night (or distracted you from your day), you can post this handy graphic somewhere to let your friends know. Please link back to … Read More »

Release date for A Week to be Wicked is just seven short days away! Encouraging reviews keep popping up at sites like The Romance Reviews and All About Romance. At midnight on release day, I’ll be posting a special little contest called “Colin Kept Me Up All Night” for those excited to read the book right away. Stay tuned for more info.

Psst, did you notice the cover for A Lady by Midnight has been posted? Whew! Hot stuff. 🙂

Lastly, I’m excited to announce that some of my titles are available in new formats. For the first time, one of my books is available in hardcover large print–A Night to Surrender. (A Week to be Wicked will eventually be available in this format, too.) And One Dance with a Duke is now available as an audiobook from Audible! … Read More »

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It’s only about a month until A Week to be Wicked hits the shelves! I’m so excited about Colin and Minerva’s story. Some wonderful reviews are already rolling in, including this starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.

Since A Week to be Wicked is a wildly romantic road trip, it’s fitting that I’ll be doing a lot of travel for the book’s release. I’ll be in Long Beach, CA on February 25th for Passion and Prose, in Las Vegas as part of a fabulously fun multiauthor signing on St. Patrick’s Day, in Chicago for RT Booklovers Convention on April 11-15, and back in Los Angeles for the LA Times Festival of Books on April 21-22. Whew!

And this is such a thrill… I’m not planning any trip to New York City this spring, but you might “see” me there anyway! Samhain Publishing has taken out an ad on the Times Square Jumbotron, and the cover for Once Upon a Winter’s Eve is a (small) part of the ad! Check out the ad here.

The ad will run twice an hour for the next two months, I’m told. So if you’re one of the half-million people passing through Times Square any given day, look up! 🙂… Read More »

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