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!
Yesterday, I was honored to be the guest of romance author, Dena Garson, at her blog. Dena is an author after my own heart who enjoys very naughty romance novels. Since my debut novel, Deflowering Daisy, falls into that category, I felt most welcome. Dena posed some questions in her interview which I had not encountered before, which made the interview fun for me.
Please feel free to pop over to Dena’s blog if you would like to read my interview with her. Perhaps you will learn something new about me and Daisy, too.
Yesterday, I was the guest of romance author, Caroline Warfield, at her blog. The topic of my post at Caroline’s blog is one that is near and dear to my heart, roses. In particular, I wrote about how Empress Joséphine put literally hundreds of species of roses under cultivation in her gardens at Malmaison during the Napoleonic Wars, with the able assistance of her head gardener, who was an Englishman. In addition, she was a regular customer of the pre-eminent English nursery, Lee and Kennedy. And both the Prince Regent and the Royal Navy also provided assistance from time to time.
You can find my article here. I do hope you will enjoy it.
Last week, I was privileged to be a guest at the Regency Ramble, award-winning romance author Ann Lethbridge’s wonderful Regency blog. Because Ann always has such informative posts, and because I was one of her first invited guests, I wanted to do something very special. Therefore, I wrote an article about the French technique of preparing fruit and later, flowers, en chemise, which featured prominently in my debut novel, Deflowering Daisy.
For those of you who have not yet read the book, there are no spoilers. Whether or not you have already read Daisy’s story, if you would like to have a more complete understanding of this French culinary technique, which the English extended to use on flowers than that which I provided in the Author’s Notes for Deflowering Daisy, you can find my article here: http://regencyramble.blogspot.com/2015/05/guest-author-kathryn-kane-when-flowers.html
I hope you enjoy it!
I find myself in awe of my guest today, Rachel Leigh Smith, a romance author who has overcome real-life trauma. She affirms my belief that romance is not only a pleasant recreation, it can also be a life-affirming balm to the soul, as it clearly was for Rachel. She is also one of an emerging group of romance authors who write hero-centric romances, which are becoming increasingly popular with romance readers, even if most major publishers have not yet come to grips with that trend. Nor can I resist noting that Rachel is an author after my own heart, since, just as I did in my own debut romance, she has named her heroine after a flower. A natural and delicate name for a woman of strength and courage.
Please welcome romance author, Rachel Leigh Smith . . .
I am very pleased to announce that my debut Regency romance, Deflowering Daisy, is now available in a print version. Since I know a number of you have been waiting for the print edition, I hope you are as pleased as I am to have reached this publishing milestone. As a bibliophile myself, I am delighted to be a published author, now with an actual book to my credit.
More information about the story, including an extended excerpt, is available on my Book page.
For those of you who want the print edition of Deflowering Daisy, you can find copies at:
Jupiter Gardens Press
Barnes & Noble
Yesterday, I was delighted to be the guest of award-winning romance author, Jess Michaels, at her blog. She also writes erotic romance set in the Regency, and every Monday she hosts a fellow erotic romance author, giving them a chance to share their research and/or information about their new book. This Monday was my chance to share some details about how I came to write my debut Regency romance, Deflowering Daisy. You can find my guest post at Jess Michaels’ blog here.
Though Jess Michaels writes mostly historical erotic romance, she hosts authors who write erotic romance in all genres. If you enjoy erotic romance, you will want to check out Jess’ regular Monday guest posts to discover authors with whom you may not yet be familiar. And, of course, you will want to have a look at her Books page to enjoy her gorgeous covers and to learn about her luscious books. You can also sign up for her newsletter while you are there so you will get the latest news on her new releases and guest appearances. In addition, all subscribers will have a chance to win a very nice prize each month.