This was a fun one to write, with a fake relationship, an advice column, and a touch of enemies-to-lovers seductiveness. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it! Of course, if you’ve read The Duke’s Bridle Path, you’ve already got this story, but I won’t protest if you want to get it again for the reissue’s gorgeous cover art.
Coming soon for you, I’ve got a brand-new story! Shana Galen and I are cooking up a Regency duo called Mrs. Brodie’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies. It will be coming your way this September and though it isn’t yet up for pre-order, we’ve got lovely cover art to share.
Shana’s story links into her Survivors series, and mine connects to my Romance of the Turf series. We’re excited to tell you more soon!
But wait, is there more cover art to share? Why, yes. Yes, there is. My most recent release, Lady Rogue, continues the Royal Rewards series, and I recently completed revisions on its follow-up. Lady Notorious, out at the end of next February, tells the story of unofficial Bow Street Runner Cass Benton and blithe ducal heir George, Lord Northbrook.
The book features early photographic experiments, a tontine, dog training, secret identities, and a secondary romance I truly loved writing. You can find lots of pre-order links here. And check out the cover art, which does a great job capturing the book’s mystery and Cass’s sense of mischief.
Isn’t that lovely? I got the first look at the cover art while I was still writing the book, and I was able to put that scene–including the gorgeous blue gown–into the story.
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I haven’t been online much for a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working! My next novel for Kensington Publishing Corp., Lady Rogue, is now through revisions–which means we’re on track for publication on April 24, 2018. Check out the lovely cover art:
I’m excited for you all to meet Isabel, a widow discovering her sense of adventure as she rebuilds her life. She finds her match in Callum Jenks, the blunt Bow Street Runner we first met in Passion Favors the Bold.
Lady Rogue straddles two series, or at least that’s the way I’m thinking about it right now. (The marketing of the book is still TBD.) While it ties up some final plot threads from the Royal Rewards series, it also introduces a new cast of characters I’m calling the Roguish Runners. Their stories will continue in a second book, probably out in 2019. It’s wild to be looking so far ahead, isn’t it? But since the second book isn’t written yet, I’m glad for the time!
Before Lady Rogue, I’ll have other releases. First among them is The Duke’s Bridle Path, a novella duo with Grace Burrowes. I adore her writing and am so glad to be working with her on this project. I’ll post an excerpt from my novella, “Desperately Seeking Scandal,” as soon as I can wiggle a little more time away from Little Miss R. Her summer childcare ended at the beginning of August, and school doesn’t start for more than a week yet, so there’s lots of mommy-daughter quality time going on. Great for the heart; not so fabulous for the website updates. 🙂
For those of us in the USA, it’s a holiday–and for everyone, it’s a day for new books. At last, my new historical romance Scandalous Ever After is available! Kate and Evan’s love story is a sexy friends-to-lovers tale set in the horse-racing worlds of Newmarket and Ireland.
Evan might just be one of my favorite heroes that I’ve written. He has what we’d today call depression–as well as rock-solid loyalty and a wicked sense of humor. And Kate? Oh, she can more than keep up with him! I’m delighted that Scandalous Ever After received a STARRED review from Booklist, which said it is “de rigueur for Regency romance fans.” Mischief managed.
Read more reviews and Chapter 1 on my website here.
In connection with the release of Scandalous Ever After, I’ll be touring some of my favorite bookish sites. Here’s a list of spots where I’ll have a post or interview, with links to be added as posts go live:
July 7: Lenora Bell’s blog
July 13: Limecello
July 14: Fresh Fiction
July 26: Harlequin Junkie
See you around the Internet!
Hey, dear readers! I’ve got all kinds of updates for you. That’s one of the good things (maybe the only good thing) about being a lazy blogger: when I finally do post, the post is AFLAME WITH OPPORTUNITY.
First of all–I have a book out tomorrow! Passion Favors the Bold is the second historical romance in the Royal Rewards series. If you read book 1, Fortune Favors the Wicked, you met Hugo and Georgette. Now their love story is told! It’s a sassy but heartfelt best friend’s little sister romance. Night Owl Reviews and RT Book Reviews have each given Passion Favors the Bold a Top Pick review. I hope you’ll like it too.
In other recent news that is lovely and fun, I was invited to join Sarah Wendell for the weekly Smart Podcast, Trashy Books. You can find it through iTunes (it’s episode 231) or just listen on the Smart Bitches website. Voila! Sarah even thoughtfully included a picture of me in my Reading Rainbow shirt. Be inspired, y’all.
Sarah also hosts a semiweekly live stream on YouTube, and on February 18, she read the first chapter of Passion Favors the Bold on air. It was very cool to hear her take on the characters. (Thank you, Sarah!) The whole live-stream episode is here; if you want to hop straight to the romance-reading part, it starts at about 32 minutes in.
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Does that post title sound like a single, scandalous duke is up for grabs? Well, he is–within the confines of my friends-to-lovers novella, My Scandalous Duke, which just released today.
This novella is warm but not steamy, full of sass, and featuring people who are good to each other and want the best for each other. If you’re looking for a comfort read, this might be just the ticket. For your reading pleasure, the blurb:
ONE GOOD FRIEND DESERVES A LOVER…