It’s finally here!  Launch day for An Invitation To Sin, the Kensington anthology that I’m so honored to be a part of, along with Jo Beverley, Sally MacKenzie, and Kaitlin O’Riley. The title of my novella is The Pleasure Of A Younger Lover. It’s the story of Captain Christian Archer, career soldier and war hero, and Clarissa Middleton, a war widow who has vowed never to love again – especially another soldier.  But Christian has loved Clarissa from afar for years, and he’s determined to win her hand in marriage and her heart in love.  You can read an excerpt here.

An Invitation To Sin is available in bookstores and on line.  Check out my Books page for the links to all your favorite bookstores.

To celebrate today’s release, I’ll be giving away two copies of An Invitation To Sin. Just leave a comment letting me know why you love reading historical romance.

22 thoughts on “AN INVITATION TO SIN Launches Today!”

  1. I love the decadence of historical romance. I would love to be able to spend all day getting dressed for an event that lasted all night and then doing it again the next day.

  2. Why I love reading historical romance? Gee. What if I said I DIDN’T love reading historical romance!

    It’s like this, Vanessa. I was only recently introduced to historicals! For the past almost-40 years, I have been reading contemporary romances. I have enjoyed how I can read them in 1-1.5 hours because they aren’t that big. They don’t keep me up for hours at night.

    Then I recently read Amelia Grey’s AN EARL TO ENCHANT because it said it had “witty dialogue”. I wasn’t thrilled with trying to hold onto such a big book when I wasn’t used to it, but my oh my, I could not put the book down to save my life. I truly enjoyed the depth that historical romances can get into, simply because they have more pages.

    So I guess you’d say I am currently widening my horizons, as both genres have positive aspects to enjoy. It’s still difficult for me to hold the bigger historicals (and I’m not into the digital age “yet”), but I’ve learned that the longer stories are well worth it. (BTW, do you have any recommendations as to how to hold bigger paperbacks more easily? I can’t read them in bed comfortably, so I must read with them in my lap while sitting up.)

    • Hi Laney4! I’m like you in reverse. I used to only read historicals, but in the last few years I’ve found myself reading lots of contemporaries. I enjoy both genres, but for different aspects.

      As for reading the bigger books, the only thing I can suggest is folding the pages out and breaking the spine of the book. It means the book will probably wear down faster, but it does make them easier to hold and read.

  3. The main reasons I love reading historicals because most are in England or Scotland. My family line goes back to the House of Tudor and the House of Stuart. I am also a history major. Another reason I think is because I just love the times and the lifestyles. I’ve always said I was born at least 300 to 400 years to late. Reading is my way of escaping and relaxing. It keeps me sane.

  4. I love reading romance for lots of reasons. First they just make me happy and if they are funny and can make me laugh its all the better. I love reading about little bits and facts of history too. I enjoy it for the escape from my busy day if only for awhile as well. I will always love my romance stories! Thanks for sharing today! Congrats on the release! I will be adding it to my list!

  5. This was harder to answer than I thought it would be!

    I love to see the hero and heroine falling in love with each other via their historical era, whether it is Medieval or Regency or any other. They engage with each other through words, and they get to know each other’s heart and personality and fears while battling fierce warlords or society’s cruel gossips.

    I love being immersed in a time period that has all the elegance and fun, but none of the oppression or restrictions!

    • Yes, Donna, sometimes we do have to gloss over some of the nastier bits of history and culture. We read it mostly for the romance, and there’s nothing that will kill that faster than some too-accurate depiction of historical hygiene!

  6. I enjoy reading historicals because I can picture the castles and houses, the clothes and all the people in my mind.

    The life style back then is so fascinating to me. Some books are pretty spot-on in history notes, another plus for me.

    I always wanted to travel, but certain things in life changed it all for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, but I know travelling to Scotland and England is definitely out now.

    The books are my bliss, my fantasy escapes, my private getaways, at a cheaper price too!! LOL!!

    No harm in a handsome rogue with piercing blue eyes who stands over 6 foot tall coming to my ruscue, or a big sexy highlander in a kilt with bulging muscles…..well you get the picture! 😉

  7. Just a quick note to let you know that my friend, Minnie, borrowed Mastering The Marquess and Sex and The Single Earl.
    She LOVES your books!
    She plans on tracking down all of your books for her bookcase, maybe now I’ll get mine back! LOL!!
    Congratulations on your new release!

  8. After a long, hard day at work, I love to “escape” and read historical romances. Who doesn’t want to be rescued and loved?

  9. Thanks a ton for being my personal coach on this matter. My partner and i enjoyed your current article quite definitely and most of all enjoyed the way you handled the aspect I thought to be controversial. You’re always rather kind to readers like me and help me in my everyday living. Thank you.


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