Somehow I missed posting here last week! It must have something to do with the excitement of my Hurricane Hilary preparations, as well as the “dog days of August”.
Actually, I managed to send a newsletter, plus I’ve been super busy with fine-tuning some upcoming releases, and promoting Under the Harvest Moon, a Bluestocking Belles Collection with Friends. Release day is October 10, 2023, and my fellow collection authors and I will be hosting a bunch of Facebook parties.
Follow my Facebook page to find out where we’ll be. There will be prizes! Plus: don’t forget our weekly giveaways. Please share for a chance to win more prizes.
If you’re looking for a good read at a bargain price, here are some sale-priced and soon-to-be-released books by my author friends:
The Lyon’s Perfect Mate
99 cent Pre-order
Release Day 8/23/23
Miss Priscilla Taunton has little to commend her. No looks, no titled family, no savoir faire. But her fortune can buy her a husband if she’s brave enough to use it.
Captain Valerian Anderleigh has always won every battle. Hailed by his superiors as honorable, revered by his men as heroic, he is a legend. When Val returns home from the wars to assume his family’s title, he’ll do anything to resurrect his family’s pride. Even enter the Lyon’s Den and assume a terrible burden. Surprisingly, marrying a lovely, lonely woman becomes not a challenge but a greater joy than he anticipated.
The Creole Duchess
99 cent preorder
Release Day 10/30/23
New Orleans Creole, Miss Celestine St. Cyr-Duval refuses to live under the thumb of some man chosen by her parents. Celie will do everything to keep freedom of choice for herself and others. But fate interferes in the form of a duke disguised as British businessman, Caleb Elmond. A relationship with Caleb would find approval with her mother, but both Celie and Caleb have secrets that put them on opposite sides of a great conflict and could destroy them both.With the Battle of New Orleans looming, can these two strangers from warring countries compromise and protect each other, or will fear and betrayal end both their lives?
The French Duchess
99 cents through 8/31/23
To save the man she loves she will sacrifice everything family, friends, honor . . . even her life.
When Marielle Petersham gives her heart to a man he dies. Then a small indiscretion destroys her reputation and her chance at true love. When the British government sends a former beau to investigate her connections with France, she’s torn between fury and longing for a man she should not love.
Captain Richard Campion desired her once, but she rejected him. He dare not trust her with his love a second time. Convinced she is plotting a royal assassination, he must see her hang for treason, even if it breaks his heart again. Will he learn the truth before it’s too late, or will betrayal see them both dead?
One Moment’s Pleasure
99 cents through 8/31/23
San Francisco, 1870, Boston-born Blueblood, Edith Alden never quits. Hiding both her fears and her identity, the spinster searches a notorious bordello to find a missing sibling. However, due to an interfering, holier than everybody, stranger who insists on her rescue, she discovers nothing but resentment and aggravation,
Dutch Trahern buries a shameful past beneath hard-earned respectability. The last thing this escapee from the Barbary Coast gutters needs is a disdainful prostitute refusing his valiant rescue. With gossip about this infuriating woman battering his reputation, Dutch is plagued by an irresistible yearning to claim her as his own.
Night of Lyons
Release Day 8/26/23
The Lyon’s Den, London’s most notorious gambling hell, is having a Mystère Masque in honor of the proprietress’ birthday. It’s a night of gambling, dancing, and most of all, of sexy and forbidden romance. While London’s ton shuns the ball, it’s secretly the hottest ticket in town.
The event is an exclusive invitation-only gala except for a few invitations that are mysteriously delivered to certain homes. Called Invocation Mystère, no one knows how or why the invitations arrive, only that they do – and everyone wants one.
It’s a night to remember at the great Mystère Masque at the notorious Lyon’s Den where anything goes!
It Began with a Kiss
Release Day 9/5/23
Tasked with a mission that will shape his destiny, Aiden of Clan MacLaren never expects to cross paths with Lady Iona Ferguson, a woman burdened by her duties as the wife of a powerful clan chieftain.
When tragedy strikes and Iona’s castle falls into enemy hands, she must flee with her young son. In the chaos of the turmoil, something unexpected stirs within her—a forbidden attraction to Aiden, a man torn between his loyalty to his English and Scottish heritage and his growing affection for Iona.
As Aiden takes charge of Iona’s home and seeks justice for her late husband, their lives become intertwined in ways neither could have predicted.
Perchance to Dream
Release Day 9/7/23
John Forsythe abandons London for the furthest reaches of England after a series of betrayals leave him with the shame of a very public divorce, a poor opinion of Society ladies and a heart armored against love.
Eschewing social position and forgetting dreams of marriage and her own home, Pauline Turner is content with space to breed roses and her status as a favorite sister and aunt.
When a storm forces Pauline to defy John’s ban on visitors, she and John each strike a chord in the other.
… but the trials that follow tear them apart
When his ex-wife’s husband steals John’s beloved daughter, Pauline steps in to steal her back. The journey that follows takes them across the sea to Paris and into the depths of their hearts.