Last Chance to Get Deflowering Daisy

The publisher of my debut Regency romance, Deflowering Daisy, is going out of business and will soon be shutting down all operations. They have begun withdrawing all of their books for sale, in both print and eBook formats, from all web sites.

I have not yet decided whether or not I will seek other publishing options once the rights to my book are returned to me. Therefore, if you were considering buying the book and have not yet done so, I suggest that you do not procrastinate any longer. I understand both formats of Deflowering Daisy will become unavailable within the next few weeks.

My deepest gratitude to all of you who did buy a copy of my book!

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How I Found Out Where to Go and Got There by Alice Orr

Alice Orr’s most recent book in her Riverton Road Romantic Suspense series, A Villain for Vanessa, has just been released. This is the fourth book in the series, quite an accomplishment for any author, but particularly for an author who felt real trepidation at the idea of writing a series of books. Nevertheless, with the encouragement of friends and colleagues, Alice determined to embark on this adventure and has succeeded very well indeed. Today, Alice shares the story of her adventure in writing with us.

Without further ado, how Alice got there . . .

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Romance in the Limelight:   Shrouded Passions

I am very pleased to put Faye Hall’s brand new historical romance novel, Shrouded Passions, in the limelight today. Faye lives in the land down-under and she sets her passionate romances in her homeland of Australia. This new book is a second time around story with a dangerous twist. The heroine, whom the hero believes to be dead, has returned to the scene of her attempted murder some years later in order to find the killer who tried to snuff out her life. As the danger mounts, will she finally reveal herself to the hero, a man to whom she is still powerfully attracted?

Shrouded Passions in the limelight . . .

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Interview with Mandi Benet, Author of To Rome With Love

I am very pleased today to feature debut romance author, Mandi Benet. Earlier this month, Mandi released her first romance novel, a contemporary love story set, as you can guess from the title, in the Eternal City, Rome. Her debut novel, To Rome With Love, is the first in a series entitled Love in the City. Mandi’s heroine is a talented chef who pays a visit to Rome while on the rebound. There she encounters a handsome, irresistible Italian, and despite the fact she has sworn off men, particularly those of the Italian variety, sparks fly. Will those sparks explode into true love?

Please welcome Mandi Benet . . .

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Romance Coloring Books?

Recently, I read an article at the Publishers Weekly blog which reviewed the ups and downs in the categories of books sold in 2015. What was most surprising to me was the powerful impact which coloring books had on book sales last year. Several of my friends have taken up coloring and I must admit I am also considering joining in the fun. But I had no idea how widespread the interest in coloring books is among adults.

Which got me thinking, how cool would it be to have coloring books based on our favorite romance novels? My guess would be that coloring books based on the novels of Jane Austen would do quite well, since so many people love her books, and the look of the Regency. Of course, I think coloring books with scenes from the novels of Georgette Heyer would also sell very well. I certainly would buy any which were published. What do you think about the idea of romance coloring books?

Poison for the Holidays, in A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki

My guest today is Jacki Delecki, whose has recently released an audio edition of her romantic suspense novel, A Christmas Code. This story is set in my favorite period, the Regency, around the holidays. And it is one of the plants used for those holiday decorations which provides the poison which almost puts paid to the hero’s life. Fortunately, though this specific holiday plant is still used today, with modern medicine, it is no longer the threat in the modern day that is was during the Regency. Which, of course, is no great comfort to Jacki’s Regency hero, Ash.

What Jacki has to say about her research for A Christmas Code . . .

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