This post is coming a day early because I wanted to let everyone know that my 2018 novella, A Leap Into Love, is free February 25-March 1, 2019.
A Quick, Sweet, Read
Not willing to wait until the next Leap Year, 2020, I struggled to get this book out for the end of February in 2018. And I’m glad I did! Dealing with recent family illnesses has reminded me of the fragility of life. Go for the things you want, and move full speed ahead on projects!
Those of you pressed for time will find A Leap Into Love a quick read. In this story, my hero and heroine are surrounded by children, so you won’t encounter heaving bosoms–this is a sweet romance with a couple of kisses.
While re-reading this story, I was reminded of some of the areas I had to research. Besides Leap Day traditions I looked into the position of a Laird in Scotland; the publication date of Pride and Prejudice; the proper terminology for what we nowadays call fabric; the geography of Southern England; the King James Bible version of the Ten Commandments. Yes, all of that is in here.
I also spotted something else that made me chuckle. I had my townspeople preparing to serve punch at a local assembly. In a recent discussion on the Beau Monde loop about punch, a couple of members opined that in the Regency era, punch was a drink for men only. It would never have been served to ladies at balls. Good thing my townspeople are not part of the haute ton!
Please pick up a copy (for free!) this week, and let me know if you see any other “errors”!