You might recall from the bajillion reissues last year that many of my books went out of print at about the same time. I’ve been working since then at updating them with new covers and book descriptions, sometimes edits, and sometimes even new formats. And the next series to get the treatment? The Royal Rewards quartet, which begins with a treasure hunt for a fortune in stolen gold coins.
The series starts with Charlotte and Benedict’s love story,Fortune Favors the Wicked, which has been out of print for well over a year. Today the ebook is available again, and the print edition is coming soon; I would guess later this week. An audiobook is also available.
Charlotte is a courtesan on the run; Benedict is a blind ex-sailor/physician. They both need the treasure to begin a new life–so they might as well work together, right? If you’ve read this story before, it’s the same as it always was. It just as a lovely new cover.
If you haven’t read it, I hope you’ll check it out. Charlotte and Benedict like and enjoy each other so much; their scenes were a blast to write. But their lives are so different that they don’t think they can have a happily ever after. (We know better, don’t we?)
Order links and an excerpt can be found on the book’s page here on my site. You’ll also find trivia there about the real-life historical inspirations for this story.
Coming up in four weeks, on September 26: Passion Favors the Bold, a best friend’s little sister/road trip romance featuring Benedict’s younger sister, Georgette, and his closest friend, Hugo. (You’ll meet them briefly in Fortune Favors the Wicked.)
I’ve lightly revised this story to include even more romantic fun for Hugo and Georgette–but if you’ve read it before, it’s still the same love story. I hope you all like the new cover art! The castle, the sea, and the heather are all a part of the story, and I’m so glad the cover artist was able to include them. (For that matter, you’ll notice that the waterfall on the Fortune Favors the Wicked cover makes an appearance during a significant scene…)
Coming up after FFTW and PFTB, I expect to release Lady Rogue–the third Royal Rewards title–later in the autumn. And in time for the winter holidays, I hope to get you a box set of all four Holiday Pleasures books so you can enjoy some toasty romantic reading at a discounted price.
…to a Regency house party spanning Christmas to Twelfth Night. Mistletoe will be gathered, wicked party games will be played, and the library will play host to secrets and steamy encounters.
This eventful party can be found in The Earl’s Holiday Wager, a rake-bluestocking romance in which both our hero and our heroine are struggling with unwanted reputations. Over the course of a house party, they remake themselves and, of course, fall in love. Louisa and Alex’s love story was a lot of fun to write, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.
This romance was originally published in 2012 as Season for Surrender. Since that time, I’ve given it a new title and a light edit–but if you read it in its first edition, this is basically the same story. Just so we’re clear. 🙂
In the final days of summer vacation, I picked up a new hobby: lettering. I’m still very much a newbie, working on making letterforms consistent and developing a steadier hand, but the practice is really soothing for me. Today, to celebrate release day, I designed a fancypants rendering of the title. Louisa and Alex see a lot of ornate books; maybe they’d like this. Or at least accept it as an “it’s the thought that counts” gift.
Happy reading to you all! And if you enjoy word art, happy lettering, too.
I’ve regained the rights to many of my historical romances, which means some of them are temporarily out of print while I shine them up and get them ready to republish. Earlier this year, the Romance of the Turf books were individually reissued–and for the first time, they are also available in audio format and as a box set.
Coming up next? The Season for [Insert Abstract Noun Here] series–officially, the Holiday Pleasures series–is getting an updated look, with new titles that will tell you more about the stories within. I’ll be able to bring them to you at a lower digital price, too.
All of these books are getting a light edit, but they’re essentially the same love stories they always were. I’m making the original title part of each book’s description on my site and on retail sites, so hopefully it’ll be easy to tell whether you’ve read it before. Print editions will become available for each book right around the digital release dates.
I’ve begun adding some new info to individual books’ pages on this site. Below the blurb, you’ll find story tropes (friends to lovers, marriage of convenience, etc.) and content warnings.
The content warnings are behind a spoiler arrow so you don’t have to see them if you don’t want to. I’m trying to make sure that my books are a pleasant leisure reading experience for you and that difficult content doesn’t catch you unawares. Rest assured that all main characters, regardless of content, will have an optimistic and loving happily-ever-after.
Not all book pages have this info yet, but it’s coming soon.
Reissues of my out-of-print books are in the works–and now that the whole Romance of the Turf series is available in digital format (and most titles in print too), we’re turning our attention to audiobooks. For the first time, all five Romance of the Turf stories will be released in audio format. All titles will be read by the talented Justine Eyre, with a release every few weeks.
Hey everyone! Just wanted to catch you up on the status of all my books.
My publishers have reverted quite a few titles to me, which means they’ve returned all the publication rights. Those books are currently out of print and not available (except for used print copies)—but I’m working on making them all available to you again!
The Romance of the Turf series is the first to be completely reissued. The reading order is:
All of these titles are available in print except for The Way to a Gentleman’s Heart. And great news: all five titles will be released as audiobooks for the first time ever! Right now it looks like A Gentleman’s Game will be the first audiobook to reach your ears, with a publication date of March 29.
And after that…more reissued books will be coming your way! I’ll share dates and details when I have them.
Hi, everyone–if you’re looking for my books online, you might notice that there are fewer than there used to be. I’ve recently gotten back the rights for the three Matchmaker titles and for two of the Romance of the Turf books, A Gentleman’s Game and Scandalous Ever After. What this means is that the publisher is no long offering them for sale, and I get to put out my own editions.
I can’t put an exact release date on the titles yet since it depends on a lot of factors: cover design, editing, formatting. I’ll keep you posted through my newsletter or through social media. It’ll take a while to get them back into your hands, but I look forward to making that happen!
Dear friends, I’ve been on an online hiatus for a while and have missed you very much. I hope you’ve all been safe and well.
Going forward, I’ll be able to be more in touch, mainly on Twitter and in my Facebook group. I’ll continue posting recommendations on BookBub, too. Bonus: if you follow me on BookBub, you’ll get a notification when one of my books goes on sale.
I’ve been working on something new, though it’s not finished yet. When I have news to report, my newsletter subscribers will be the first to get the word. I invite you to sign up! I’ll never share your information and I won’t overwhelm your inbox.
As always, take care and read something fabulous. <3
Thanksgiving is drawing near in the USA, and I’ve got much to be grateful for. At long last, the Romance of the Turf series is wrapped up with the release of His Wayward Bride! Jonah and Irene’s love story released as an ebook on November 5, and a print edition is now available too. It’s mass market sized, so it’ll line up beautifully with the other Romance of the Turf stories on your shelf. (I might possibly be a perfectionist.)
His Wayward Bride is my third book this year–fourth, if you count the reissue of The Sport of Baronets*–which is a pretty swift pace for me. As I mentioned last month, I’ve been on deadline for the eight years since the release of my first romance, during which time I’ve written 20 more novels and novellas.
But over the past several years, a trio of chronic health conditions have worsened steadily, and each book has become harder for me to write. Ultimately, I’ve been proud of every book once I finished it, but my body and brain are worn out.
Which brings us to the hiatus of this post’s title. I’ve been thinking about what I could step back from, and the answer I’ve regretfully come to is social media. I love the chance to connect with readers and fellow authors, but I need to try something different for a while.
So, at the end of this week I’ll begin an online hiatus from my social media accounts. I’m not sure how long the hiatus will be. It’ll be a surprise to all of us! I’ll leave my accounts open, as I look forward to returning to you all once I’m healthier. In the meantime, be sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter for news and exclusives. You can also follow me on BookBub to be alerted to sale prices on my books.
Much love, dear readers, and take care. I’m thankful for you. Truly. <3