Friday, April 19, 2013

Behind the Red Door: A New Series!

I am so thrilled to announce my latest release and the start of an all new series!

The Love List is the first full length novel of my new Half Moon House series.

The Harris List of Covent Garden Ladies, that wickedly witty annual register of the city's lightskirts, was once a London tradition.  Now, as all of Europe celebrates the end of the long wars, the scheming Lord Marstoke has revived it--and transformed it into a weapon.

A List no respectable lady wishes to be on . . . 

Miss Brynne Wilmott escaped the monstrous Marstoke once, with the inadvertent aide of Nathan Russell, the Duke of Aldmere, and the incredible generosity of Hestia Wright, the former courtesan pledged to help any woman in trouble.  But now Marstoke's Love List is threatening her new future--and forging her into a weapon made to destroy her friend.

The Request a certain Duke has no wish to hear . . . 

The Duke of Aldmere doesn't believe in meddling.  Fate has proved that interfering in personal matters only leads to bigger trouble.  He has no wish to involve himself in Brynne Wilmott's affairs, despite her spirited beauty and damned tempting mouth.  But she's discovered that his brother is mixed up in this business as well.  Reluctantly, they agree to work together.

Their search leads them through some of London's most dangerous haunts and it quickly becomes clear that Marstoke's plans are more twisted and treasonous than anyone has suspected.  Yet the danger and intrique are as nothing compared to the effect than Nathan and Brynne have on each other . . .

Watch for The Leading Lady, the next full length novel in the Half Moon House series, and look for An Unexpected Encounter, a short novel in the An Encounter at the Museum anthology.

Monday, April 8, 2013

And Now For Something a Little Different...

It feels like this has been a long time coming. But now it is finally here and I can hold it in my hot little hands... ok ears. Well, listen to it in my hot little ears. You know what I mean. Maybe I should explain.

As of this morning the first in my Scandalous Series ~ A SCANDALOUS WIFE is now available in audio! That's right my first audio book has been born.
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Like most authors' first books, this is the book I labored over, struggled with, poured my heart into, the book that gave my first lessons in the craft of writing. I don't know that I've ever admitted so publicly, but my tortured heroine was inspired by my grandmother as a girl; and therefore she is a character who is very close to my heart. Her struggles are more personal to me than perhaps any other heroine I've ever written.

I will admit that it was strange the first time I heard audio producer Stevie Zimmerman's voice reading MY WORDS and the sound coming from my MacBook Pro. I had to get up from my desk and walk away. It was all very surreal. But I sat back down and listened to every word of my novel come to life as someone else read those words aloud.

And I fell in love with this story and these characters, the ones I once knew so very well, all over again.

So I'd like to take this opportunity to scream from the roof tops that A SCANDALOUS WIFE can now be listened to as well as read; and I'd like to thank Stevie Zimmerman for her excellent skills as a narrator and for breathing life into my characters.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Wrong Heiress is Behind The Red Door

A short story set in the world of the Courtesan Chronicles in which Sophia plays a small part. Elena and Elizabeth are identical twins. Elizabeth has captured Lord Redding and Elena has not. Elizabeth doesn't seem to want Lord Redding and Elena does. Somehow, Lord Redding has chosen the wrong heiress. Elena simply must do something about that. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Red Door Opens on A Reluctant Rake

An my favorite Trent yet (but don't tell his brothers or sister).

Mr. Jordan Trent, the spare, was raised to be a rake.  Not only did his father encourage his roguish life, but insisted that Jordan do nothing except enjoy the life of women, gambling and fine brandy – the life his father had wanted.  It is a life Jordan enjoyed until he realized something, or someone, very important was missing.

Miss Audrey Montgomery had been warned to avoid rakes like Jordan Trent but fell under his spell like so many ladies before her.  She should have known better and vows to protect her heart whenever he is near. If only his kisses weren’t so delicious it would be so much easier.  

This is the fifth Tenacious Trent story. You can read about his three brothers and sister in: Scots, Spies, Salacious Lies (John), A Misguided Lord (Clayton), A Perfect Gentleman (Matthew) and A Lass for Christmas (Madeline).

To celebrate, A Misguided Lord has been reduced to .99 for a short time.
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