I’m so pleased to be featuring one of my fellow Kensington authors on the blog today. She’s Tina Gabrielle, and she writes wonderful Regency historical romances with fascinating settings and resourceful heroines. In fact, Tina’s ambitious and intelligent heroines are a trademark of her fiction. That’s no surprise, given that Tina herself was formerly a N.J. Deputy Attorney General AND a mechanical engineer! With that type of pedigree, how could she not write strong heroines?
Tina’s first book was Lady of Scandal, which features Victoria, a smart and savvy heroine who just happens to be an anonymous investor on the London Stock Exchange.
Tina received great reviews for her debut book, including this one from RT Book Reviews:
“Debuting with a tantalizing tale, Gabrielle employs themes of revenge, secrets and misunderstandings, blending them with sizzle and characters that engage readers’ emotions. Gabrielle has the opportunity to garner a strong fan base eager for her next novel.”
Tina’s latest book has just come out, the first in her Regency Barrister’s Series. This new series features four sexy lawyers and the women who cause havoc in their chambers and in their hearts. It’s a fabulous idea for a series, and I’m really looking foward to reading them.
The title of the first book is In The Barrister’s Chambers, and I’m just loving the gorgeous cover.
Here’s the blurb for In The Barrister’s Chambers:
Lady Evelyn Darlington’s first love was the law. But since a woman scholar meets nothing but ridicule from men, she has given up and chosen a future husband. Randolph seems adequate for the task: to provide intelligent conversation and not annoy her too much. Of course, before they can be engaged, she’ll have to do something about the murder charge hanging over his head. If only London’s top barrister wasn’t Jack Harding, object of all her unattainable girlhood fantasies…
AND SEDUCING SCANDAL
Jack Harding remembers Evelyn well—but the idea that the gorgeous woman standing before him is little Evie, the professor’s daughter, is incredible. He knows better than to enter a business relationship when he wants to pursue pleasure. Yet however desirable she is now, Evie is still Evie—stubborn, smart, and never willing to take no for an answer. Even though proving her betrothed’s innocence might just cost her her own…
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Reviewers obviously agree with me, as you can see from this review from Publishers Weekly:
“Former attorney Gabrielle (Lady of Scandal) launches a Regency series with legal backbone…the tale is bolstered by tantalizing love scenes, enthusiastically detailed portrayals of England’s Regency-era legal system, and witty comradely repartee.”
I just know this series is going to be one that readers love, starting with In The Barrister’s Chambers.
And for my readers today, Tina has graciously donated a copy of her first book, the award-winning Lady of Scandal. Just tell me what type of heroine you like to read in a historical romance. Do you like the adventerous type who courts danger with a smile, the more traditional young virgin, or do you root for the intellectual bluestocking? One person who comments will win a copy of Tina’s fabulous book!