Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Red Door Reads Who's Been Screwed Novella Event!

Eleven of the Red Door Reads authors have banded together to bring you a special series of Who's Ben Skrewd? Novellas, each featuring a Red Door and a mysterious character named Ben Skrewed!

We're having a Facebook Party to launch the event.  Please join us!  There will be many authors, much fun and exciting prizes!

Check all of the novellas out at www.RedDoorReads.com

And while you are there, play the Where's Ben? Game.  Sly Ben has hidden himself somewhere on each of our websites.  Find each hidden Ben for a chance to win an iPad Mini!  Details and entry at the Red Door Reads site!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

On the Fly is Behind the Red Door

Catherine Gayle has a new release in her Portland Storm hockey romance series. Book 2, On the Fly, is available now. (If you haven't yet read Breakaway, the first book in the series, you can find all the buy links on her page at the Red Door Reads website!)

Injury after injury has put Brenden Campbell’s NHL career on hold for years. Now he’s playing for the Portland Storm and determined to make it stick. Few things in life drive him more than being told he can’t have something he wants, and what he wants most is to prove he belongs. Brenden also wants Rachel Shaw, the cute, little redhead who just got hired as the general manager’s new assistant. But then she went and made herself off-limits, telling him: “I don’t date.” Those three words pretty much guarantee that he’ll do everything he can to change her mind.

Rachel is changing things up on the fly for her family, moving them somewhere she can be the kind of mom her kids deserve. Allowing anyone else to be in their lives is out of the question, at least until her instincts get back on track. How else can she be sure who to steer the kids clear of? Right now she trusts no one, including herself, and especially not a man like Brenden Campbell. He’s way too handsome and a little bit cocky. Falling for a guy like him is a mistake she can’t afford to make twice.

Where can you get On the Fly? Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords. Coming soon to print and other ebook retailers.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Heroes Returned + Giveaway!

I am pleased to announce that all three parts of my HEROES RETURNED trilogy are now available in audiobook form! Yay!!! I just threw some confetti, but I don’t think you can see it where you are. Feel free to join the celebration anyway!  After all, I'll be giving away a copy of each of them today. 

The HEROES RETURNED series picks up where my SCANDALOUS series left off, starting with the return of three lifelong friends back from the Napoleonic Wars…


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When her longtime fiancé returns home from the victory at Waterloo, Amelia Pritchard suspects he’s not the noble, upstanding gentleman she’s always believed him to be. After breaking their betrothal, she flees to London with the hope of starting her life over and putting the past firmly behind her.

Battle weary Major Philip Moore finds himself intrigued by the lovely Miss Pritchard. Though he’s recovering from a broken heart of his own, more than just his honor urges him to protect the lady when her nefarious ex-beau arrives in Town with the most wicked of intentions.


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Phoebe Greywood has waited quite a while for her betrothed to return home from the Peninsular Wars, but when he finally does, she’s heartbroken to discover he’s changed in more ways than one. Most alarmingly, he doesn’t seem to care one whit about her anymore. But one man who hasn’t changed a bit after his time on the continent is her betrothed’s boorish brother…

Lieutenant Tristan Avery would like to pound some sense, or perhaps honor, into his older brother. Why the cad treats Phoebe so callously, Tristan can’t understand. But what he truly can’t understand is why he suddenly seems drawn to the chit as they’ve never been fond of each other.

When the truth of Tristan's feelings for Phoebe become clear, his own honor is put to the test and all of his plans for the future are turned upside down.


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After receiving what seems like an offer of employment from an English countess, orphan Bridget Kelly leaves her uncle’s house in Dublin to make her own way in the world. But making her way in England is easier said than done, especially for an innocent Irish lass with no family or connections. In fact, she’ll be lucky if she can make it to Derbyshire alive.

Still smarting from his brother and former fiancée’s betrayal, rakish Captain Russell Avery arrives at his sister’s Derbyshire estate, looking for something or someone to help soothe his bruised ego. When a pretty little Irish maid stumbles into his chamber one morning, Russell is certain he’s found just the distraction he’s looking for. Well, at least until he learns who the lass truly is and the place she’s to hold in his sister’s household.

So about that giveaway, right? If you're my FACEBOOK friend or follow me on TWITTER... tell me through those platforms what qualities your favorite kind of hero has. I'll draw 3 names by the end of the week. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Coming From Behind the Red Door? Huge Black Friday Savings!

Eighteen Red Door authors have banded together to bring you fabulous holiday savings!  Each of the these books is only 99 cents, now thru Cyber-Monday  We wish you all a wonderful holiday filled with warmth, family, friends and, of course, great books!

Sullivan by Linda Winstead Jones
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The Spinster's Seduction by Ella Stark 

Tall, Tatted and Tempting by Tammy Falkner  

Seven Minutes in Devon by Catherine Gayle    

Heroes Returned Trilogy by Ava Stone (3 books!)  

Scots, Spies and Salacious Lies by Jane Charles  

Fulfillment by Laurel Bennett  

Reese by Lori Handeland  

Kick Start by Caren Crane  

The Matchbaker by Jerrica Knight-Catania  

Still of the Night by Dee Davis  

The Trouble with Goodbye by Sarra Cannon  

Angel Unleashed by Andris Bear  

To Burn by Claudia Dain   

Tainted by  Julie Kenner    

Just Desserts by Marquita Valentine  

Encounter with Mr. Bad Luck by Michelle Marcos   

Taste for Trouble by Susan Sey  

Thursday, November 21, 2013

An Unexpected Encounter Behind the Red Door...

     I confess, hearing an audio version of your book is a freaky thing at first.  At least, it was for me.  Why?  Because it didn't sound at all like I heard it in my head!

      I quickly got over that, however, once I found the right narrator.  And I'm so happy to announce that together we're bringing you a new book;  An Unexpected Encounter is available today in audio!

     This was a fun one to listen to, because it's got several different accents.  One thing Stevie Zimmerman does a fabulous job with is the voice of Hestia Wright, one of my favorite characters in the Half Moon House series.  She voices her with a smoky, calm confidence that does sound just like Hestia does in my head.  And she does a great job with children--like Aurelia, the lonely little girl in this story.  And with hot English gentlemen and all the different accents and classes I manage to throw at her too.  :-)

I hope you'll enjoy listening to the story as much as I have!

Tall, practical girls might not be worth much in a man's world, but Miss Lisbeth Moreton knows she's worth more than the squire's prized heifer.

To change her fate, she's run off to a date with destiny at the British Museum.  Her would-be suitor never shows, but an unexpected encounter with Lord Cotwell and his lonely ward might lead to altogether new prospects . . . and perhaps to love.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Yay!! I can finally say it!!

For a while now I've been saying that as soon as A SCANDALOUS PAST hit the audiobook shelves, I'd be screaming the news from the rafters. (Consider this post said rafters).

I know you'd expect every author to say this, but... I really love this book. I adore the heroine, who I think was a bit similar to me when I was younger. A more loyal girl, you'll never find. But I also loved the triangle she finds herself in - torn between good boy Lord Clayworth and bad boy Lord Haversham. Really - I'd take either one.

It has been a wonderful journey, listening to audio versions of my SCANDALOUS series be born. It has been so much fun re-visiting these books in a new form and hearing Stevie Zimmerman - audio producer extraordinaire - transform these characters and stories into something different, something new. 

Though A SCANDALOUS PAST is the last in this particular series, it certainly isn't "the end". Very soon, I hope to announce that my connected HEROES RETURNED series will also be finding its way to the audiobook shelves. 

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After years of abuse at the hands of her mother, Cordelia Avery knows the only way out is marriage to the perfect man. A man who will allow her all the freedom she has ever craved. And she has the perfect man picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham might not be perfect to anyone else, but taking the man’s black reputation under consideration, Cordie believes she’ll enjoy all the freedom she’s always wished for in his disreputable arms. If only she could get her heart to go along with the plan and to stop leaping whenever Lord Adonis…er…the Earl of Clayworth is nearby. But the very proper earl is most assuredly the wrong sort for her purposes. 

Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no intention of ever marrying again. He's still trying to clean up the mess his first wife left him, even years after her death. To all the world, Clayworth is the epitome of the perfect English gentlemen, and he so wishes that image was the truth. But the truth, as it often can be, is ugly. After all, a perfect English gentlemen would never have a traitor for a mother. And unless Clayworth can find the evidence his late-wife hid, he could face the gallows himself. But a chance encounter with the reckless Cordelia Avery give him the best lead he's had in years to finally put his family's past to rest. Unfortunately, focusing on anything other than Miss Avery seems a nearly impossible task. 

Also available in the Scandalous Series...

Monday, October 21, 2013

Gentlemen are Making a Pact Behind the Red Door...

The Falcon & the Philosopher Inn, Cambridgeshire – December 1814

Flickering light from the hearth at the far end of the taproom cast a warm glow across the floor, wooden beams, and six very serious gentlemen gathered in a circle around one of the tables. Only an occasional pop or crackle from the fire made any sound in the otherwise vacant tavern.
“Richard would want us to drink to his name,” Rowan Findley announced, lifting a glass of whiskey out before him.
Robert Hurst, the Earl of Northcotte, snorted. “Richard would want to be alive,” he grumbled under his breath, but the others heard him clearly. And on that point they were all in agreement.
Richard Hollace, the late Lord Arrington, had lived life to its fullest. He embodied the sentiment “eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may die.” And unfortunately, the latter was true in his case. It was the way Lord Arrington had passed that had caused such a pallor to be cast upon the taproom. No man liked to think about his own passing, and certainly not passing before one’s time, but to be killed so viciously, and by one’s own wife…
“Which is why we should drink to his name,” David Hounslow, the Marquess of Preston said softly, lifting his glass of whiskey as well.
“Here, here.” Sebastian Stanwick raised his glass.
The other three men followed suit as Findley said, “To Richard Hollace, a damn good friend.”
“With a generous heart,” Preston added.
“And a wicked sense of humor,” Nicholas Beckford, Lord Edgeworth tossed in.
“The life of every party,” agreed Everett Casemore, the Marquess of Berkswell.
“Knower of all things equine.” Northcotte smiled sadly.
“Knower of all things female.” Stanwick frowned.
That last bit swirled about the room, each man ruminating over the truth of it. Had Arrington known fewer females, he might very well be alive this night. He wouldn’t be lying six feet under with a hole in his head in the shape of a fire iron. The six of them wouldn’t have driven through the snow to Cambridgeshire on short notice. And they wouldn’t have sat through their old school chum’s funeral, wondering how such a tragedy could have befallen the man.
One by one, they swallowed the contents of their glasses, each wondering how the world had stopped making sense. Ladies didn’t murder their husbands. They just didn’t do such things, except… Well, except one did. Something the lot of them would have thought unfathomable a fortnight earlier had become a tragic and quite frightening truth.
“What’s going to happen to her?” Preston asked, his voice just loud enough to be heard over the crackling fire.
“She’s been taken to Newgate,” Edgeworth replied. “I expect they’ll hang her.”
“Richard should have been more careful of her sensibilities,” Stanwick said, raking a hand through his midnight black hair. “He should have taken care that she not find out about his paramours.”
“I doubt he thought his wife was capable of such a thing,” Berkswell returned.
“I doubt any man thinks so.” Findley sighed.
“And yet women are very clearly capable of such things,” Northcotte began, “One only has to look as far as Richard for proof.”
Again, silence befell the six men. One only did have to look as far as Richard to see that women were very clearly capable of murder. Northcotte had never spoken truer words.
“Well, that settles it then—” Findley broke the silence, slamming his glass on the table in front of him a little harder than was necessary “—I’m never getting married. That’s the best and only way I can think of to avoid Richard’s fate.”
It only took half a second for Preston to say, “I couldn’t agree with you more.”
“Well, then, what about you?” Findley glanced from Berkswell to Northcotte to Edgeworth to Stanwick.
Berkswell scrubbed a hand across his jaw and shook his head. “Certainly not worth the risk. My brother can inherit.”
“As can my cousin,” Northcotte added solemnly.
“Never planned on marrying anyway.” Edgeworth shrugged.
“Nor I,” Stanwick agreed.
“Then we’re agreed,” Findley announced, lifting his glass in the air once more. “I, Rowan Findley, hereby solemnly vow to never take a wife.”
The other five lifted their glasses and repeated the vow in unison.
Famous last words, most assuredly…

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In AVA STONE's A Bit of Mistletoe, Everett Casemore, the very serious Marquess of Berkswell, returns home for Christmas, slightly shaken by the death of an old friend. Determined not to suffer the same sort of fate at the hands of a woman, Berks resolves himself to eternal bachelorhood. Unfortunately, both his resolve and his peace of mind are threatened by the arrival of a beautiful, thoughtful, but mostly unsuitable lady. * Miss Theresa Birkin knows better than most that an error in judgment can lead one down an unfortunate path. If only she'd been wiser when she was younger. If only she hadn't followed her foolish heart. If only she'd met Lord Berkswell long before now. 

In JANE CHARLES's Lady Disguised, Mr. Sebastian Stanwick never intended to marry. It was bad enough that his father gambled away everything they owned and then drank himself to death, leaving his mother broken until she could not go on. But the death of his good friend at the hand of the man’s wife only solidifies Stanwick’s decision to remain a bachelor. Women were simply unpredictable and unstable if not taken care of properly. * Hélène Mirabelle wants few things in life. One, is to perform on the stage, and the other, is to be out from under the roof of her overbearing new family: Lord Bentley and the Trent brothers. Since her mother’s recent passing, Hélène's desire to return to Milan and the stage has only grown. A husband could never fit into the plans because no decent man would take an actress as a wife. * One fateful night leaves Hélène questioning if being an actress is the only thing she wants, while Stanwick begins to wonder whether all women are truly prone to madness and if they are, he may never get Hélène off of his mind. 

In CATHERINE GAYLE’s Thick as Thieves, David Hounslow, the Marquess of Preston, will not stand aside while those he loves are hurt. When it becomes clear his brother-in-law’s guest is up to no good, Preston determines to scrutinize every move of the would-be thief. Not that he minds such a task—Lady Frederica is as beautiful and intelligent as she is enigmatic. Considering her close relation to a wastrel brother and her current proclivity for the less-than-savory, Preston never expected to be won over to the lady’s charms. Yet she just might steal his heart. * Desperation has become Lady Frederica Bexley-Smythe’s constant companion due to her brother’s recent affinity for gambling and carousing. With the fate of both her mother and sister resting upon her shoulders, perhaps the time has arrived for Freddie to bend the rules. How else can she secure their future? Unfortunately, Lord Preston’s scrutiny is complicating her task. Far more perplexing than his perusal is his caring nature, which is distracting her from the treasures she intends to steal. But desperate times call for desperate measures…
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In JERRICA KNIGHT-CATANIA's All He Wants For Christmas, Rowan Findley can't imagine a fate worse than what his friend suffered at the hands of his mad wife, so he's made the decision to remain a bachelor for all eternity. That is, until Olivia walks into his cousin's drawing room for a Christmas party. Her fiery red hair and sweet demeanor remind him of a night so many years ago that he would never forget. * Olivia Edwards can't quite believe her eyes when Rowan Findley waltzes back into her life, as handsome and charming as ever. It's been almost seven years since she's seen him, and the secret she's been harboring all that time has her on edge whenever he's about. Yet she can't deny that she's still drawn to him, nor can she deny the desire she's kept hidden in her heart these many years.

In AILEEN FISH’s Chasing Lord Mystery, Lord Northcotte is not in the holiday spirit when he joins his sister’s family shortly after the brutal death of a friend. Discovering a matchmaking scheme is afoot, he tells them he will never marry Lady Miriam or any other woman. Now if only his heart would listen. * Lady Miriam’s mother accused her of chasing Lord Mystery after a noble act by a handsome stranger six years ago became the measure of all other men. Now he’s staying at the home where she’d hoped to escape a summons from her grandfather, the Duke of Danby. Terrified Northcotte will recognize her and reveal the contents of the scandalous letter she wrote him years ago, she can’t decide which is the bigger threat: the duke armed with a special license, or Lord Mystery, who carries a secret she’d never live down.

In JULIE JOHNSTONE’s Tis The Season For Surrender, Lillian Lancaster would rather catch the plague than a husband. Unfortunately, her abusive, recently deceased father’s will stipulates her inheritance hinges upon her marrying a lord. With time running out, Lillian proposes to the guilt-ridden, marriage-adverse Lord Edgeworth after securing his agreement to a marriage in name only. * Edgeworth feels responsible for his former betrothed’s death and believes he doesn’t deserve love, which makes Lillian’s proposal oddly perfect. Commanded by his grandfather to marry by Christmas or become penniless, the obviously perfect choice is a woman who wants nothing to do with him. * When Lillian displays a brave and true heart and Edgeworth reveals his honorable, protective side maintaining a marriage of convenience becomes harder than these two wounded souls imagined. Now, Lillian and Edgeworth must decide if they are courageous enough to risk their hearts and surrender to love.

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