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The Historical Romance Retreat
I’m back from the Historical Romance Retreat! What a fun event that was. I’ll be sharing pictures with my newsletter subscribers. Not a subscriber? Scroll up and sign up!
I’m also back from the 20BooksVegas conference, a gathering of 1500 indie authors for presentations on craft and business. It’s always energizing to see what other folks are doing in their writing businesses.
Available for Pre-order
It’s almost here!
The Earl’s Scottish Hoyden
Edme Beecham was not disappointed in love last Christmas when Lord Cottingwith abruptly departed the Duke of Kinmarty’s Yuletide party. No, the Earl was too old to be so shy, but there it was. He’d latched on to her own talkative self because he’d found Edme, a girl among a multitude of brothers of all ages, comfortable company.
Thus, when an invitation to join a Yuletide party at Furningwood, his family’s estate, arrives, she’s alarmed to feel her hopes rising, and determined to stay home. But the earl is a valuable political and business connection, and her brother insists she go.
After one youthful lapse, Trenton Yardley, Earl of Cottingwith, has set about being a better man than his late uncle and cousin, and restoring the fortunes of his family, without submitting himself to the sort of fortune-hunting marriage his mother wants for him. He has a secret, and only the right woman will do for him, one with a generous heart and a sense of humor. He’d thought he’d found her last year in Edme Beecham, but an emergency had called him home before he could press his suit further.
The cold, aloof girl who appears at his home for Christmas could not be his Scottish hoyden, could she?
Release day is December 5, 2023. Pre-order your copy today: https://books2read.com/TheEarlsScottishHoyden.
A Wallflower’s Midsummer Night’s Caper
A Midsummer Night’s masquerade at her family’s country home presents the Honorable Nancy Lovelace with the perfect opportunity for revenge against the man who ruined her first London season—a man she’s known since childhood, a man she’d once thought she loved.
Simon Crayding’s newly inherited properties are in disarray, and, thanks to his bad behavior, he’s no longer known to society as Captain Crayding but as the Swilling Duke. When an old school chum invites him for a Midsummer Night’s party, he jumps at the chance to lick his wounds among friends… as well as apologize to his friend’s sister, Nancy, because apparently, he’s done something to hurt her, he just doesn’t remember what.
It soon becomes clear that Nancy will not easily forgive. Never one to resist a challenge—or a beautiful woman—Simon vows to find out why. As the night unfolds and passions rise, will Simon be well and truly punished, or will Nancy be caught in her own game?
Here’s the Amazon link: https://books2read.com/aWallflowersMidsummerNightCaper
Release day is June 11, 2024.
A 5 Star Read!
Under the Harvest Moon, A Bluestocking Belles with Friends Collection
A Regency romance anthology set in autumn is as cozy as pumpkin spice. In a small village, everyone is preparing for the harvest festival while welcoming back the soldiers who fought at Waterloo. Each story is a standalone, yet they overlap with the other stories. These nine authors are award-winning, top-rated, and truly remarkable. Many of these authors are my favorites. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this anthology.
Alina K. Field is an author I always look forward to reading. Her writing is flawless, as is this story. The emotions will sweep you away with a fulfilling ending. I love this couple most of all in this anthology. 5+ stars
Want a FREE taste of the Wallflowers’ series?
You can pick up this FREE digital copy of WALLFLOWERS’ REASONS FOR REVENGE. These are not full length books, but short snippets that will give you a delicious taste of the upcoming stories. https://books2read.com/ReasonsforRevenge
And here’s a chance to immerse yourself more!
- Engaging discussions with the authors
- Book chats and deep dives into the Revenge of the Wallflowers series
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